Z-Wave Alliance Announces New Long Range Specification

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The Z-Wave Alliance, a standards organization for advancing the Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, announced the new Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) specification. Engineered to provide significantly extended wireless range and support robust networks, Z-Wave LR extends Z-Wave connectivity beyond the interior boundaries of the home to improve wireless transmission range of peripheral Z-Wave devices […]

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VI-Grade Uses Barco Projectors for DYNAMIC Driving Simulator

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Barco and VI-grade, a provider turnkey dynamic driving simulators, continue their long-standing partnership using Barco projectors for the recently launched DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator. According to Barco, VI-grade leads the way in providing best-in-class software products and revolutionary turnkey solutions for static and dynamic driving simulators. Recently they launched their new DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator, […]

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Modulo Pi Announces Multi-Projector Calibration Module

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Modulo Pi has announced the availability of a new multi-projector auto-calibration module. The auto-calibration system is available as an option for the Modulo Player and Modulo Kinetic media servers, allowing them to automatically align multiple video projectors on planar, curved and dome surfaces. The auto-calibration module comes as an option for the Modulo Player and […]

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Vivitek Releases DLP-based Ultra-Portable Projector

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The new Vivitek DU857 is a WUXGA (1920 x 1200 resolution) DLP-based ultra-portable projector aimed at medium-sized meeting rooms. Integrated with DLP BrilliantColor technology, it’s spec’d at 5000 lumens of brightness using a 4,000-hour lamp. In addition, it has a six-segment color wheel and a user-controlled adjustable contrast ratio. Added to the projector is a […]

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Optoma Releases 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels

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Optoma announced its Creative Touch 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs) Thursday. The panels are available in 65”, 75” and 86” formats. Expanding upon its line of Creative Touch IFPs, the new 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels offer 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160), annotation tools and connectivity aimed at classrooms, lecture halls, boardrooms and meeting rooms. […]

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UC Audio, the Task-Based Workforce and Market Catalysts — Oh My!

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So, you’re probably here because you want to know about audio in the UC market, right? You’re in the right place. As your stand-in host once again — I can tell you all about this particular session of LAVNCH EMEA. Once again, this session was hosted by James Kirby, pro audio analyst for Futuresource Consulting. […]

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A Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s Collaboration Session

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What better LAVNCH EMEA session to recap on UCC Collaborative Day than the one titled “Collaboration Session?” I’m not being facetious — I was really excited to hear what this one would bring to light. And I was excited for the familiar faces in it: Jane Hammersley of Collabtech, Lieven Bertier of Barco, Nia Celestin […]

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Here Come the Millennials — a LAVNCH EMEA Recap

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Welcome to our second LAVNCH EMEA wrap-up article of the day, where I’ll be recapping for you #AVtweeps the Workforce Session of UCC Collaborative Day. Missed it live? Read my recap below, then register for the LAVNCH EMEA archives. (You must read the entire article to get the CTA, though — no cheating.) I was […]

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LAVNCH EMEA Day 2: Hybrid Working Is Bursting With Opportunity

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We at rAVe were as excited about day two of LAVNCH EMEA — UCC Collaborative Day — as any other LAVNCH event we’ve hosted thus far. It’s like Chris Mcintyre-Brown of Futuresource said yesterday on ProAV Day and reiterated this morning: UC&C (unified communications and collaboration) is intertwined into every AV discussion today. How could […]

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BrightSign Intros Entry-Level Audio Player

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BrightSign today announced the BrightSign AU335, an entry-level audio player that supports the latest sound technologies. The player’s ARC and eARC support enables the AU335 to distribute up to three zones of audio to soundbars and AV receivers that offer high-bandwidth, 24-bit sound, including Dolby Atmos. Consumer audio products are particularly challenging to display in-store. […]

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Screen Innovations Intros Zigbee 3.0 Link Pro Z Controller and Smart Outlet

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Screen Innovations just introduced two new products enabled with Zigbee 3.0 technology, the latest iteration of the Zigbee wireless communications protocol: a mesh controller powered by PoE and a smart outlet. SI’s new Zigbee 3.0 devices enable the control of Zigbee 3.0 and RTS shades (Radio Technology Somfy) via the Somfy TaHoma app on any […]

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Datapath Launches 4K Four-Way Splitter

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Datapath just launched the 1×4 IQS4 4K resolution video wall applications. When paired with Datapath’s Image4K graphics cards, the IQS4 offers an entry-level solution for powering video walls of up to 96 screens. Mounting flexibility means the IQS4 can be used for any application. VESA mounting is supported for direct mounting behind displays. Where the […]

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Panasonic Unveils PressIT — Aiming it at Barco ClickShare, Crestron AirMedia, Extron ShareLink and Kramer VIA

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The new Panasonic PressIT Wireless Presentation System is a plug-and-play wireless presentation system designed to eliminate the need for cables and facilitates sharing content between different PCs. Attendees connect the transmitter button to their PC’s USB and HDMI ports and press the button to share their content on the room’s display. No setup, software or […]

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A Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s ProAV Control Session

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Control is an AV topic that doesn’t “show” its glitz and glamor to the masses — but it’s usually the technology doing the hard work in the background. Control is a critical component to successful AV systems, and today’s LAVNCH EMEA Control Session made sure to tell that story. Read on for the session recap. […]

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A Walk-Through of the Pro Audio Landscape — the LAVNCH EMEA Audio Session Recap

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Hi everyone, Steph Beckett here as your stand-in recap host (just for this session today). I was lucky enough to get to watch today’s audio session of LAVNCH EMEA — and I get to tell you about everything I learned. I’ll preface this by saying I care a lot about the audio realm — I […]

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What Gives Displays Their Visual Edge? — a Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s Display Session

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Welcome to another recap of LAVNCH EMEA. I’m your host, Leah McCann, and if you’re here, you are probably more interested in learning about displays than hearing me blab. So I’ll get on with it. What gives displays — whether LCD, LED or projection — their visual edge? Why pick one over the other? Read […]

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Welcome to LAVNCH EMEA — Disrupt, Create and Innovate

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Us rAVe-rs woke up bright and early — some of us never went to sleep, actually — to get online today. The occasion: LAVNCH EMEA, which kicked off Wednesday in an exciting start to two full days of AV innovations and solutions launched virtually through our live, online event platform called LAVNCH. If you’ve been […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases New 8×8 Matrix Switcher

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The new Kramer Electronics VS−88H2A is an 8×8 matrix switcher for 4K@60Hz (4:4:4), HDR, HDMI signals and analog/digital audio routing. The VS-88H2A re-clocks and equalizes signals and can route any one of eight HDMI, HDCP−compliant sources (selectable) to any or all outputs simultaneously. The VS-88H2A features independent audio routing. Any embedded digital or analog audio […]

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Beyerdynamic Releases Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles

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Beyerdynamic announced its new Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles. The new bundles include: 1-TP Unite Bodypack Transmitter — Optimized for speech and includes an external microphone or headset connector. It has DSP function, three audio interfaces (USB, analog and Bluetooth), and a mute function. 3-, 7- or 11-RP-T Unite Bodypack Receivers — The receiver includes a […]

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Macnica Announces Evaluation and Development Kit for Product Developers

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Macnica, the industry’s first IPMX (AV-over-IP’s only proposed standard) chip company, announced the availability of an evaluation and development kit for product developers. The new EASYSS10 EVK allows any manufacturer to accelerate the creation of broadcast and ProAV products with SMPTE ST 2110 interoperability built-in. According to Macnica, the company is a vocal proponent of […]

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Panasonic Releases New 4K PTZ Camera for Production

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Panasonic announced the availability of its AW-UE100 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera aimed at production. The AW-UE100 claims it’s the industry’s first PTZ camera to support 4K@60p for high-bandwidth NDI and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT), enabling users to capture and stream high-quality images and video over public internet securely and in real-time. The AW-UE100 PTZ camera features […]

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NTT Ltd. to power virtual ‘global stadium’ experience for Tour de France fans

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London, United Kingdom – 26 August 2020 – Today NTT Ltd., the official technology partner to A.S.O., announced it will bring the Tour de France 2020 to fans through innovative technology, which will allow them to watch the race from their homes in a unique way and be part of a ‘global stadium’ experience. Due […]

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A Secret Productivity Killer Called “Double Join” Haunts Most of Our Meetings – And We Deserve Better

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I’d never heard the term “double join” until a few months ago on a call with one of our board members, John Case, who is a great resource to talk with if you’re researching the world of video conferencing. John spent a long time at Microsoft building the Office 365 product family and now puts […]

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Rotel Launches Two New Editions of Integrated Amplifier and CD Player

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Rotel just revealed the launch of two editions of the company’s A11 integrated amplifier and CD11 CD player,. The A11 Tribute and the CD11 Tribute include an increase in resolution and detail, while delivering a more musical presentation with both improved rhythm and timing. The upgraded A11 Tribute and CD11 Tribute products are available now, […]

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Sony to Upgrade BRC Camera Range with New AR/VR Features

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As part of ongoing efforts to help productions work safely and remotely, Sony is upgrading its BRC camera range with a new set of features. Designed for remote production, the V2.1 firmware upgrade to the BRC-X1000/1, BRC-X1000/WPW and BRC-H800/1, BRC-H800/WPW will allow producers and operators to simplify their VR/AR production workflows. Through this update, the […]

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SAVI Controls Releases New AV Control and Automation Solution

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SAVI Controls has introduced SAVI 3 AV control and automation solution. Featuring new and simplified programming software, an intuitive user interface and a new hardware lineup built to support commercial projects, SAVI 3 systems claim hours, not weeks, to design and program. According to the company, SAVI transforms the way technicians program commercial AV systems […]

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New Whiteboarding Solution From Huddly Uses AI Technology Via Camera

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Huddly just launched a whiteboarding solution for home or work applications called Canvas. This AI-based content camera connects via USB connection and allows both the primary and Canvas camera to be on at the same time while on a Microsoft Teams or Zoom video call. Everyone would likely agree that whiteboarding is the original collaboration […]

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Peerless-AV Announces New Generation of SmartMount Solutions

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Update: According to a leaked webinar from Microsoft earlier this year, the Surface Hub 2X may not actually be released after all, with Microsoft promising “major software updates” instead. Peerless-AV has announced the newest generation of SmartMount Solutions, including the SmartMount Cart (SR560-HUB2) and SmartMount Flat Wall Mount (SF640-HUB2), both for use with the Microsoft […]

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Avocor Announces WCD for Microsoft Teams

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Avocor just announced the first Windows collaboration display (WCD) certified for Microsoft Teams. A collaboration integrated with an IoT sensor, the AVW-6555 Windows collaboration display is being marketed by Avocor as the first Teams-certified WCD, and it is also certified for Microsoft Azure IoT. That said, you can still download Zoom, Webex, BlueJeans and use […]

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Forrester Forecasts Five Pandemic-Induced Trends That Will Change Business and Tech in the Next Decade

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According to Forrester, the lasting global impact of COVID-19 will usher in five macro shifts that will permanently alter business and technology. A new report, “The New, Unstable Normal: How COVID-19 Will Change Business And Technology Forever,” describes how, despite modern healthcare and the implementation of extensive pandemic management protocols (PMPs), the effects of COVID-19 […]

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Exertis Global Operations to Provide Supply Chain Solutions for Clear Touch

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Exertis Global Operations, a company in the materials supply chain design and operation realm, announced a strategic partnership with Clear Touch, a provider of multitouch, interactive flat panels and software for education and business. Exertis Global Operations will provide an innovative supply chain solution for Clear Touch’s growing worldwide business. It will manage the vendor’s […]

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NTT Ltd. Reflects on Year of Business

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NTT Ltd., marks one year since bringing together over 40,000 employees and 31 companies, each an expert in specific areas of technology, to create a global leading provider of end-to-end technology services for businesses around the world. An extraordinary year to launch a company In a year that has seen economies across the world impacted […]

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