It’s Official! NEC and Sharp Joint Venture Creates Sharp NEC Display Solutions

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Effective Nov. 1, 2020, Sharp Corporation (hereinafter “Sharp”) and NEC Corporation (hereinafter “NEC”) completed the previously announced transaction to form a joint venture by Sharp acquiring 66% of shares for NEC Display Solutions Ltd. (hereinafter “NDS”), a subsidiary of NEC. The new website is here. In connection with the completion of the transaction, NDS has […]

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Vanti Partners With Digital Innovators for Market Research Project

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Vanti announced that the team over at Digital Innovators have agreed to help carry out vital research for Vanti’s Kahu. Kahu Over the past few months people within Vanti have been working on market research for Kahu, a collection of smart technology products the company is developing to help clients create a flexible, productive and […]

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ZetaDisplay Norway Recognized As One of the Country’s Top 500 IT Companies

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ZetaDisplay Norway, represented by Pronto TV, has maintained its status as one of Norway’s top 500 largest IT companies. The company has risen 27 positions since 2019 and is the only digital signage business recognized. The list, compiled by the Norwegian stock market, charts the top 500 telecom, software and consulting companies and IT distributors […]

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Optoma Offers Trio of Solutions for Immersive Installations

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Optoma has expanded the capabilities of its ZU series high brightness laser projectors with its dedicated 0.65-0.75:1 short throw projection lens, the BX-CTA17. The short throw lens is the latest edition to Optoma’s U series of interchangeable lenses, which are compatible with the Optoma ZU series of high brightness laser professional installation projectors: ZU660e, ZU750, […]

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What’s the Next Big Thing at Samsung Displays?

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It’s the kind of breakthrough any lab hopes for — one that starts with a current technology and discovers a revolutionary way to take it to an unexpected level. Researchers at Stanford University and the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) developed a proof of concept for a metaphotonic display technology that could improve the […]

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Connecti Releases Software Platform for Education and Hybrid Learning

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Connecti just announced its software platform, designed specifically for education. Connecti is a software solution built to leverage existing PCs in the room to deliver seamless hybrid learning for in-class and remote students. Connecti virtualizes physical teaching tools and makes them available in both software applications (e.g., Zoom and Microsoft Teams) and lecture-capture applications to […]

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Futuresource’s Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Accelerated Growth of Livestreaming

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Focusing on the positives during what has certainly been a challenging time to date, Audio Collaborative will offer a range of thought-provoking panels and presentations discussing the future of audio, outlining the many opportunities in this space. Taking place 14:00-18:00 GMT on Nov. 4-5, the two-day exclusive event will promise to share industry insights and […]

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Technological Innovations Group Appoints Jon Rhodes as European Sales Director of Unified Communications

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Technological Innovations Group (TIG), the leading sales agency for collaborative smart spaces and enterprise communication services, appointed Jon Rhodes as its new European sales director of unified communications. Leading TIG’s team of UC sales professionals and focusing on the Enterprise product range from Crestron, Jon will be responsible for growing the UC division. The appointment […]

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VuWall Just Packaged Gary Kayye’s Digital Canvas Concept Inside Its VuTrex Platform

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VuWall announced VuTrex technology Wednesday — a solution to bridge AV, IT and IP systems to manage and control any visual content across any type of display or video wall. VuTrex is now embedded in each component of the VuWall ecosystem of products. Basically, this means that, no matter the source (AV or IP-based) it […]

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Nialli Announces Collaboration With Lean Construction Consultant Unified Works

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Nialli Inc., a visual collaboration company, announces an alliance with lean construction consultant Unified Works Inc., focused on Nialli Visual Planner, the company’s digital pull planning tool for lean construction. Unified Works is established in lean construction working with a myriad of construction companies to implement lean strategies and most recently, to migrate their processes […]

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What Is the Difference Between 5G and 4G?

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By Daniel Reynolds Dynamo LED Displays As mobile market penetration hits an all-time high, data has become the new oil of our generation. With data consumption skyrocketing, the industry is scrambling to tackle network congestion of existing spectrum bands to keep up with our need for speed. You may often have experienced such breakdowns in […]

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BenQ Receives ISO 27001 Certification for InstaShow Wireless Presentation System

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BenQ’s InstaShow wireless presentation system just got ISO 27001 certification. ISO 27001 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of an organization, thereby ensuring that data remains secure, complete and usable. After undergoing stringent reviews by the British Standards […]

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Bose Pro Intros L1 Pro Portable Line Array Systems

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Bose Pro today introduces the Bose L1 Pro portable line array systems. The L1 Pro systems are designed for on-the-go audio applications for singer-songwriters, mobile DJs and bands. The three new systems are the L1 Pro8, the L1 Pro16 and L1 Pro32 with its choice of two subwoofers. A RaceTrack woofer design integrated into the […]

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B-Tech AV Mounts Hires Daniel Horan

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Drawing on 10 years of experience in the AV mounting industry, in roles ranging from design, marketing and brand management right through to technical sales and key account management, B-Tech announced that Daniel Horan will primarily oversee its custom design projects as the customer’s first point of contact and liaison to B-Tech’s in-house design, engineering […]

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USAV Adds DEKOM to Its International Partner Program

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USAV announced a large expansion of its International Partner Program (IPP), by the addition of DEKOM. This addition will increase the global partnering opportunities for the USAV national integrators as well as other international integrators. USAV integrators and vendors partners have also formed a special interest group (SIG) focused on the standards of the program. The IPP […]

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PROLIGHTS lit up the brightest “RTL 102.5 Power Hits” ever

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The Arena di Verona has recently hosted the “RTL 102.5 Power Hits Summer 2020” once again, in full respect of the Covid-19 rules issued by the Italian Government. The event was held on September 9th, and it aimed to reward the single with more radio plays during the summer. Several famous Italian singers took part […]

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Amate Audio Launches New X102FD High Output Point Source for Small, Medium Applications

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Amate Audio is launching the X102FD, a high output point source active 2x 10” system for medium and smaller size application environments. Capable of power and performance far in excess of its compact form factor, in these applications, a single pair of cabinets will outperform two strings of 4x 8” line array elements. In any […]

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Gdańsk Restaurant Relies on Mezzo Backbone

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Polish sound specialist, Offstage, installed a bespoke sound system at Woosabi that was driven by Powersoft’s compact Mezzo amplifier platforms. Florence (Italy), 20th October 2020 – Overlooking the waters of the Motława river, Woosabi is Gdańsk, Poland’s latest high-end restaurant, with Asian-inspired food and drink and some of the best music and atmosphere the bustling city […]

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Electro-Voice & Dynacord sound system supports unique socially distanced festival

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Extensive X2 line-array and MFX multi-functional loudspeakers deliver powerful sound at Offenburg’s “shopping cart festival” bringing back well-known German artists to the stage Dante audio delivered via complete Dynacord electronics/software solution New MXE5 matrix mix engine will “revolutionize the business” according to Badensound event company owner Johannes Moeck Offenburg, Germany, October 2020 – Badensound event […]

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ClearOne Announces BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile

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ClearOne announced its new BMA 360, claiming it to be the world’s most technologically advanced Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile. The ClearOne BMA 360 is a wideband, frequency invariant beamforming mic array with uniform gain response across all frequency bands. With FiBeam technology, conference participants will experience full fidelity audio across all beams and within […]

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Barco Releases Trading Update for Q3 2020

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Today Barco (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB) announced the results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2020. Financial highlights 3Q20 Orders, versus 3Q19, declined to 157.6 million euro from 275.6 million euro Orders, versus 2Q20, increased 8.7% Order book as of 30 September 2020 stood at 299.1 million euro, 5.7% below end […]

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Panasonic Releases New White Paper, Says Projectors Perform Over LED Displays at European Events

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LED displays for live event backdrops are being replaced by the latest generation of three-chip DLP laser projectors because of their creative, commercial and operational benefits, according to the latest white paper from Panasonic. The paper draws on the experiences of rental and staging companies in Europe, including The AED Group in Belgium and STS […]

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BenQ Now Shipping RP02 Series Interactive Flat Panels

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BenQ is now shipping its new RP02 Series interactive flat panels (IFPs), designed for in-person and remote collaborative meetings. The cloud-enabled RP02 Series IFPs feature cloud whiteboarding for Windows and Android, a new user interface and annotation tools, mobile interactivity, duo screen and signage messaging capabilities. The 4K UHD IFP series is available in three […]

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Shuttle Expands Product Range With All-in-One Player and Digital Signage Display

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Shuttle has expanded its product range to include an all-in-one player and vertically-oriented digital signage display with an elongated bar-type format. The D230 is a turnkey signage player has been designed specifically for shelf advertising in retail stores. An integrated camera allows target-group-specific content to be played using biometric recognition. The bright 23.1-inch screen can […]

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Meridian Audio Introduces New In-Wall Digital Active Loudspeaker

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Meridian Audio just intro’d the DSP730, an in-wall digital active loudspeaker that provides both power and fidelity. Designed to deliver audio in small and medium-sized rooms, the new loudspeaker joins the DSP750 in the Reference range of Meridian Audio’s Architectural product series. Designed for installation in cinema rooms or for distributed audio applications, Meridian claims […]

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Vivitek Adds Two New New Wireless Collaboration NovoProjectors

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Vivitek has announced that it is launching two NovoProjectors, the DH3665ZN and DH858N, both of which feature integrated NovoConnect wireless collaboration capabilities. These projectors are designed to be all-in-one solutions and feature on-board wireless presentation and moderator function, making them ideally suited for the BYOD era without additional equipment. It’s possible to display up to […]

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Extron Intros New ENERGY STAR Qualified Subwoofer Amplifier

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Extron just introduced the NetPA U 8001 SUB, an ENERGY STAR qualified subwoofer amplifier that outputs 800 watts in a plenum rated enclosure that mounts directly to the Extron SF 10C SUB in‑ceiling subwoofer. Dante Domain Manager and AES67 support ensure wide compatibility with enterprise configurations and other network audio devices. With its integrated DSP […]

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Futuresource Consulting Studies Future of Professional Speakers Post-COVID-19

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The market for professional loudspeakers posted global revenues of nearly $3 billion in 2019, an increase of almost 7%, according to the latest professional loudspeaker industry report from Futuresource Consulting. One of the report’s key themes this year was the impact of COVID-19 and its significant effects on forecasts moving forward. The segment most affected […]

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Tabatha O’Connor to Depart CEDIA

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CEDIA announced today that CEDIA President Tabatha O’Connor would depart the organization at the end of her contract in January after an 18-year tenure, during which the industry and CEDIA itself went through much transformation. In 2016, the association integrated its North American and worldwide operations to form a single integrated global organization. In 2017, […]

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CEDIA Announces Winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards

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Following a memorable evening showcasing the best work and products in home technology integration, CEDIA has announced the winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region, global honorees and manufacturers. Eleven unique projects from integrators located in the United States, Canada and Mexico have been honored as the best of the best in the […]

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Futuresource’s Virtual Audio Collaborative 2020 Is NOT to be Missed

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This is likely going to be THE audio show of 2020. With under a month to go before Futuresource Consulting’s Audio Collaborative event begins, the line-up continues to grow, with a wealth of world-class industry leaders coming together to discuss the future of audio. Joining registrants from their virtual seats will be the chief products […]

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Boston Acoustics Parent Buys Bowers & Wilkins

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Sound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé and Boston Acoustics, made it official that it’s purchased Bowers & Wilkins, the high-end luxury home audio speaker company. “Acquiring Bowers & Wilkins combines its industry-leading acoustic design, engineering and manufacturing expertise in the premium category with Sound United’s scale, technical acumen […]

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