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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When are We Going to Start to Pay More Attention to Nvidia? Probably Now.

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This month, Nvidia announces an open beta for Omniverse, a 3D simulation and collaboration platform — and Maxine, a cloud-native streaming video AI platform. It’s now a phygital world — and as the physical and digital worlds fuse to simulate reality in real time and with pixel perfect detail, the company that AV should pay […]

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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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Matrox Monarch HD Graduates at the Top of its Class at the University of North Florida

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The University of North Florida leverages the versatile, easy-to-use Monarch HD encoder to record distance learning lectures and stream commencement ceremonies Few events in a university student’s experience are more highly-anticipated than their graduation ceremony. For graduates, there’s nothing quite like receiving a diploma and getting to toss your mortarboard in the air to celebrate […]

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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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September: An Interesting Month for Trade Shows

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In case you were not paying attention during the month of September, a few news stories broke regarding industry trade shows: Sept. 16 — ISE announced it was moving from February to June for 2021. Soon after Sept. 16 — InfoComm announced it was keeping its previously planned June dates. Sept. 21 — DSE announces […]

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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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AmpliVox Introduces Acrylic Safety Shields for Work Surfaces

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced acrylic safety shields for lecterns, podiums, tables and other work surfaces. The new shields are designed to help protect single individuals or many individuals standing or sitting from airborne virus transmission potentially spread by talking, coughing or sneezing. They are perfect for all conference and meeting rooms, hospitality settings, schools, […]

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Marantz Debuts 8K Surround AV Pre-Amplifier

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Marantz today announced its new 8K surround AV pre-amplifier, the AV7706, which features 11.2 channel XLR and RCA pre-outs. Designed for use with high-quality external amplification like the Marantz MM8077, MM7055 and MM7025, the AV7706 is not only an AV processor, it’s also an analog preamplifier with Marantz’s proprietary HDAM circuitry in the preamp section, […]

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DSF AND AVIXA Just Made Sure Digital Signage Will Be Fastest Growing Segment of AV in 2021

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AVIXA has partnered with the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) to bring digital signage education content to the association’s trade shows and events. AVIXA will announce details later this month on events where DSF will bring its content. The Digital Signage Federation is a not-for-profit organization that supports digital signage professionals through education, certification, networking and […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Announces Release Dates for Fall 2020 Products

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Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS) announced release dates for its fall 2020 product lines. Here’s a sneak peek at four of the new products coming to market in Q4. Models from each of these lines are Crestron Connected Version 2 certified, enabling an increase in capabilities of an already robust product offering: X-line: The […]

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BrightSign and NEC Display Solutions Partner for Large-Format Displays With Digital Signage Capability

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BrightSign and NEC Display Solutions have collaborated to deliver a family of large-format displays with integrated digital signage capabilities. The full range of NEC MultiSync V Series large format displays are now available with the BrightSign OPS digital signage media player included. The new NEC/BrightSign combination makes it possible to deliver relevant, targeted digital content […]

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Bedoes ignites the audience lit up by PROLIGHTS

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Bedoes is one of the most popular rappers in Poland and definitely the most successful artist of newschool, who boasts many important collaborations with popular Polish singers. On September 18th, 2020, he held an open-air gig in Warsaw, the last one part of the tour called “Opowieści z doliny smoków” (“Tales from the land of […]

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Dynacord Updates SONICUE Software for Setup of Sound Systems

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SONICUE sound system software addresses the entire sound system and encapsulates Dynacord’s core design philosophies of simplicity, clarity and transparency. Its design provides a comprehensive system overview, making it quicker to set up, tune and operate sound systems with minimal effort. Dynacord significantly expands the scope of SONICUE with the version 1.2 update. The new […]

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L-Acoustics Adds to K Series With Small Full-Range Enclosure

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L-Acoustics added to its K Series with the introduction of K3, the manufacturer’s smallest full-range enclosure, designed to deliver big sound for midsize events with audiences ranging from 1,000 to 10,000. K3 provides full-range bandwidth, without the need for a flown companion subwoofer. Its highly efficient design reduces amplification needs. Providing the full-range L-Acoustics contour […]

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New Crestron ONE App Allows Control Experience From Any Personal Device

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Crestron announced the launch of the Crestron ONE app with mobile room control, enabling a control experience from any personal device. Crestron ONE empowers employee wayfinding, room automation and content sharing from a user’s personal device, facilitating touchless room management. With Crestron ONE, employees and guests at any workplace can control room technology safely, securely […]

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Stampede Now Called Exertis — With Kevin Kelly Still at the Top

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Stampede announced Thursday that its operations in the United States, Canada and Latin America are rebranding as Exertis, aligning with other DCC Technology-owned companies around the world. According to President and CEO Kevin Kelly, going forward the newly renamed company will, beginning with Exertis ProAV, operate a series of specialist Exertis brands focused on the […]

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Nartan Records Utilizes NUGEN’s SEQ-S, MasterCheck, AB, ISL and LM-Correct Solutions to Create Pristine Audio to Meet All Streaming Standards

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MILAN, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 – Located in the small town of Merano, South Tyrol, Italy, Nartan Records is an independent record label and recording studio owned and operated by musician and composer Nartan Savona. Nartan Records’ primary client base is independent musical artists, who are most often released on streaming services, such as Apple Music […]

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“We’re Also an Audio Company,” Says Microsoft

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From “Hey, Cortana” to cloud-enabled interactive sound for HoloLens to Windows Sonic (Windows 10 comes with support for virtual surround sound), Microsoft invests heavily in research on audio. And the company is convinced the ProAV market fails to recognize this. They have a point here. Did you know speaker detection technology developed by Microsoft researchers […]

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Epiphan Video Adds New Encoder to Pearl Family

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Epiphan Video’s Pearl family just added the Pearl Nano, a single-channel encoder. Users can also add Pearl Nano onto an existing video production setup to leverage the device’s streaming and recording capabilities. Nano’s broad streaming protocol support includes modern protocols like Secure Reliable Transport (SRT), Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), and HTTP Live Streaming […]

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Rentman Releases New UI For Event Production Management Solution

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Rentman announced the release of a new user interface (UI) for its event production management solution. Via feedback over the past two years and interviewing users, the team has created a more organized, faster and friendlier management experience for the events industry. Since the latest version of Rentman was released back in 2016, the Rentman […]

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As Every Country Struggles With How to Restart Musical Venues, Newcastle UK Thinks It Has a Solution

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The U.K.’s first dedicated socially-distanced music venue since the COVID-19 pandemic began recently opened its gates in Newcastle, presenting an eclectic programm of top line acts, and equipped with a premium festival kit list provided by AV company, Kingdom Services, centred around DiGiCo SD10 mixing consoles managing FOH and monitor sound. Located in the city’s […]

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