What The Work-From-Home Movement Means for AV Integrators and Office-Based Businesses

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By Zee Hakimoglu Chair & CEO, ClearOne Over the last 12 months, the ideas of “work from home” and “distributed workforce” have evolved from novel ideas for office workers into necessary structures intended to protect the safety and health of employees while enabling continued business operations. As a result, organizations around the world are poised […]

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AVIXA Debuts New Website; Focuses More on Training AV Pros

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AVIXA has upgraded its digital presence in an effort, the organization said, “to better connect the AV community with the best professional resources, including AV skills training, thought leadership, market intelligence and standards.” “As the association for the ProAV industry, AVIXA is the hub for bringing all facets of the industry together. This includes learning […]

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DPA Microphones Just Mic-Dropped Everyone — It Was Picked By NASA to Listen to Sounds on Mars!

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We’ve been to Mars before, but we’ve never been able to listen to sounds on the planet; until now. NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover touched down on the red planet last week, with DPA Microphones along for the ride. Outfitted with DPA’s 4006 Omnidirectional Microphone, MMA-A Digital Audio Interface and MMP-G Modular Active Cable, the rover […]

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ClearOne Adds ‘Voice Lift’ Feature to BMA 360 Beamforming Ceiling Tile Mic

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ClearOne is expanding the applications for its BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile with the addition of a new “Voice Lift” feature that allows audio to be locally amplified and heard throughout classrooms, lecture halls and large meeting rooms. ClearOne’s technologies, FiBeam and DsBeam, already found on the BMA 360, enable new levels of […]

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Navori Labs Intros New Aquaji AI-Driven Marketing Analytics Software

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Digital signage software pioneer Navori Labs launched Aquaji — an AI-driven marketing analytics software for improving the customer experience in physical environments, including brick-and-mortar stores, restaurants and shopping malls, and enhance digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. Aquaji counts unique visitors and gathers demographic data, length of stay, wait time and attention span KPIs over segmented time […]

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Densitron Announces ‘Intelligent Display System’ Touch Screen Line

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Densitron announced five new products in its touch screen line, dubbed “Intelligent Display System,” or IDS for short. Developed to provide control of both IDS and third-party broadcast systems, Densitron says the display and control surfaces are ideal for tasks such as production and offset timing, clocks and tally information and live visual feedback. Simultaneously, […]

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Audio-Technica Adds New Variations of ES945 Omni and ES947 Cardioid Condenser Mics

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Audio-Technica added new variations of its ES945 Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone and ES947 Cardioid Condenser Boundary Microphone. All models are intended for surface flush-mount installation and include Audio-Technica’s UniGuard RFI-shielding innovations for unsurpassed immunity from radio frequency interference. First, the existing standard ES945 and ES947 models are being replaced and enhanced by the new ES945O/XLR (omnidirectional) […]

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B-Tech AV Mounts Hires Nacho Olivé As Business Development Manager for Spain

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B-Tech AV Mounts just added Nacho Olivé to its team — based at B-Tech International (Iberia) in Barcelona, Nacho joins the team in the role of Business Development Manager, covering Catalunya and neighboring regions. Nacho joins the B-Tech Iberia team with a comprehensive understanding of the Spanish AV market, having spent a combined total of […]

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Atlona Now Shipping New 4×1 HDMI and HDBaseT Switcher/Receiver

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Atlona is shipping its AT-OPUS-RX41, a 4×1 HDMI and HDBaseT switcher/receiver and member of the Opus Series of 4K HDR signal distribution and extension products. The OPUS-RX41 has three HDMI inputs for local devices, plus one HDBaseT input to receive video, embedded audio, Ethernet pass-through, power and bidirectional control signals over distances up to 330 […]

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Blackmagic Design Announces Web Presenter HD Self-Contained Streaming Solution

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Blackmagic Design announced the new Blackmagic Web Presenter HD, a self-contained streaming solution that includes a broadcast quality H.264 processor for direct streaming to platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more. The new Web Presenter HD is a compact design that includes a 12G-SDI input with down converter, so customers can connect to HD […]

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Blackmagic Design Releases New Larger Model of ATEM Mini Live Production Switcher

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Blackmagic Design announced ATEM Mini Extreme, a new larger model of the company’s ATEM Mini live production switcher. This new model features eight inputs, four ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers, a total of six independent DVEs, two media players, two downstream keyers, 16 way multiview, two USB connections and multiple HDMI aux outputs. There is also […]

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Key Digital Launches New Hybrid-Conferencing Courtroom Solution

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Key Digital just launched a new hybrid-conferencing courtroom solution, Courtroom Communication System. Key Digital’s Courtroom Communication System includes both communication and document sharing, participant management via any popular videoconferencing software, management of all public and private communications and distribution of participant’s voice, video and shared laptop content. Due to the nature of courtroom proceedings, Key Digital’s […]

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B-Tech BT7886 Mount Now Available for Mersive’s Solstice Pod

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Mersive Technologies’ Solstice Pod is an in-room collaboration platform, which enables users on any connected device to share, control and annotate content on displays. Users wishing to mount the Solstice pod will now be able to use the BT7886 from B-Tech — apparently an official mounting partner to Mersive — to secure the device in […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Now Shipping ADECIA Ceiling Solution

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Yamaha Unified Communications is now shipping the ADECIA ceiling solution, a customizable audio solution for meeting spaces. It includes the multi-beamforming RM-CG ceiling microphone and RM-CR audio processor, as well as Yamaha’s PoE switches and VXL Series line array speakers. The complete solution immediately detects all components of the system and configures them to be […]

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Epson Partners With Spinar America

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Epson announced a partnership with Spinar America. In an effort to make today’s altered work environments easier for professionals, Epson and Spinar America are spearheading AR remote assistance and collaboration experiences through easy-to-use tools. Utilizing Epson Moverio AR smart glasses and Spinar America’s “Remote Vision” SaaS product with Zoom videoconferencing, businesses can allow a remote […]

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AVer Information Launches New Enterprise-Grade Videoconference Camera and Speakerphone

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AVer Information announced the launch of two new products: the CAM520 Pro2 and VC520 Pro2. The enterprise-grade videoconference camera and speakerphone are now available. Keep meetings efficient and safe with AVer’s improved SmartFrame on the AVer CAM520 Pro2. Next-generation facial and body detection ensures that everyone is visible on the screen up to 32 feet […]

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Utelogy Corporation Unveils New Utelligence Program

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The new Utelligence program is Utelogy’s metrics, analytics and insights platform for AV and UCC installs. As you likely know, a major component of the Utelogy platform is device drivers. Drivers communicate with the AV hardware and UC soft codecs that Utelogy monitors, manages and controls. This is the point where metric data is first […]

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WolfVision Announces New Extension to Cynap System Portfolio

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WolfVision has announced an extension to its Cynap system portfolio called the Cynap Core Pro — a wireless presentation, web conferencing and collaboration system that provides wireless screen mirroring capability, combined with built-in web conferencing, annotation and more. Integrated with BYOD screen mirroring functionality, the Cynap Core Pro provides wireless screen sharing for all iOS, […]

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MediaStar Systems Adds New Media Player to 782 Family

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MediaStar Systems has added a new Media Player to its 782 family. The MediaStar 782-LT is used for 4K IPTV, multi-zone digital signage and digital media delivery but at a lower price point. As users would expect from a 782 model, the 782-LT decodes H265, H.264 and MPEG-2 network streams and plays locally stored video […]

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Martin Audio Debuts First Constant Curvature Array — Called TORUS

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Martin Audio debuts first constant curvature array, TORUS, and a new 3D prediction and optimization software called DISPLAY 3. For applications that typically require a throw between 15-30 meters (50-100 feet), a full-blown line array is not always practical, optimal or affordable. Conversely, a point source solution may not be sufficient in coverage and SPL. […]

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In Surprising Move, Sennheiser Separates Consumer and Professional Groups

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Sennheiser plans to exclusively focus on its professional business and aims to secure a partnership to strengthen its market position in consumer electronics (translation: The company is looking for either a buyer of the consumer products division or an investment partner). With this decision, Sennheiser is consistently continuing on its course to build greater independence […]

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UPDATED: Borgarting Appeals Court Acquits Norxe AS of Intellectual Property Claims Made by Barco

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Update: Inge Govaerts, corporate public relations manager at Barco, sent rAVe the following statement Tuesday: “It has been a tough case for both parties, but the starting point has been that it was believed that there was such clear evidence of objectionable actions that the outcome was a trial. Barco is of course disappointed not […]

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Extron Intros PlenumVault Direct View System for Classrooms

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Extron has introduced the new PlenumVault Direct View System for classrooms with flat panel displays. This system delivers an experience for students and instructors, providing enhanced audio and video quality for in-person, hybrid and remote learning environments. Customers can add their choice of user interface options, AV signal extension, speakers, mounting hardware and cabling for […]

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PPDS Releases New Line of Ultra HD Pro TVs

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PPDS (formerly Philips Professional Display Solutions) has announced the availability of its range of Chromecast built-in and Crestron-Connected certified B-Line Ultra HD pro TVs. The product was first teased at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam with this video: The new Philips B-Line range is PPDS’ most advanced pro TV line to date, equipped out of the […]

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Vaddio Now Shipping New Recessed Ceiling Camera

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A flipping, recessed ceiling camera from Vaddio, the RoboFLIP 30 HDBT, is shipping and fully rotates into its enclosure when in standby mode, allowing room occupants a visual assurance that video feeds are not active. The RoboFLIP is a native 1080p@60 resolution camera (via HDBaseT and HDMI) using the Exmor R CMOS sensor. Equipped with […]

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RISE Spotlight: Live Events Experiences, Reinvented

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Oh, how much we all miss live events. No matter how much you miss live events, you can’t possibly miss them as much as the people whose entire livelihood is based on live events. The latest thought-leading RISE series by ISE, turned its “Spotlight” on live event experiences and the “reinvention” that will mark their […]

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Could the KLANG:kontroller Be the Perfect “Personal” Mixer for Schools and Houses of Worship?

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KLANG:technologies has announced the release of its new KLANG:kontroller, a hardware controller that is compatible with all KLANG immersive in-ear mixing processors, and its new processor, KLANG:vokal, as a personal monitoring solution for musicians. KLANG:kontroller uses tactile user control for channel selection, groups and mixing via an intuitive interface. The studio-grade headphone amplifier delivers audio […]

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MAXHUB Intros Integrated LED Wall Display Line

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MAXHUB just introduced its line of Integrated LED Wall displays (aka: dvLED). Ranging in size from 110 to 220 inches, the MAXHUB Integrated LED Wall are designed for meeting rooms, lecture halls and other large venues. Incorporating interactive and mirroring technology — including multidevice screen sharing and synchronized writing. Unlike many competing LED display products, […]

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Bosch Releases Dicentis Custom Flush Devices

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Combining style to match the aesthetics of a meeting space with the familiar functionality of an industry standard, the Dicentis custom flush range can create an environment that encourages constructive dialogs. The sleek flush-mounted devices install seamlessly into the tabletop, which helps to ensure an uncluttered work area. With this new custom range, Bosch offers […]

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EVOKE Studios and disguise Partner With Siemens to Welcome 8,000 Customers to New xR-Powered Virtual Showroom

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Multinational giant Siemens partnered with EVOKE Studios and disguise to host 8,000 customers from 90 countries at their Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog. The event offered customers engaging virtual content and introduced the new Siemens virtual showroom which showcased innovative 3D visualisations and tours using disguise xR. The disguise xR workflow, implemented by EVOKE Studios, powered […]

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Intel Embree Wins Academy Scientific and Technical Award

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded the Intel Embree ray tracing library, a component of the Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit, a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award. The Academy, who hosts the annual Academy Awards, recognizes Intel Embree’s ray tracing for geometric rendering as a contributing innovation in the moviemaking process. “The Intel […]

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