22Miles Will Be Natively Integrated Into Cisco Webex Rooms and Devices Allowing for Digital Signage Content

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If you are a Cisco Webex user, you will love this as 22Miles has announced a partnership with Cisco to provide integration of 22Miles’ version 6 of its PublisherPro.AIoT software platform, with Cisco’s suite of UCC tools. With this comes the introduction of the 22Miles bot, a virtual publishing manager that empowers Webex teams with […]

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IDC Report Finds Many Offices Plan to Stay Remote/Hybrid for Foreseeable Future

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In the weird/unpredictable/unprecedented (did I get all the cliches in there?) times we are in, a question has stayed at the forefront of all of our minds: What the heck are our jobs going to make us do when COVID-19 is no longer a thing? For the past (almost) year, we’ve said “new normal” this […]

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Aveo Systems Updates Mira Connect — Now Includes More Zoom Room Meeting Management

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Aveo Systems updated Mira Connect for management of Zoom Rooms meetings, including the ability to easily select from multiple wired video content sources. Mira Connect allows users to route wired video sources directly through a video switcher and control all sources using a single HDMI-to-USB interface on the Zoom Rooms device. To start content sharing […]

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Tascam Updates Firmware for VS-R Series Video Streamers/Recorders

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Tascam has released a firmware update for its VS-R series video streamers/recorders which increases the number of concurrent RTMP streams from one to three. This means users can now stream simultaneously to up to three online video platforms that use the RTMP or RTMPS protocol, which include YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Wowza, Vimeo, Boxcast, DaCast and […]

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LG’s New Transparent Color LED Film Now Comes in 14-Millimeter Pixel Pitch

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LG Business Solutions USA has introduced the LAT140 Transparent Color LED Film digital signage display. First introduced as a 24-millimeter pixel pitch model, the new 14-millimeter version nearly quadruples the number of pixels in the same space and doubles the brightness generating a viewing experience that attracts the attention of passersby, while also displaying a […]

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RTI Debuts AV-over-IP System Aimed at the HomeAV Market

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RTI announced an AV-over-IP system to distribute 4K UHD video over a 1-gigabit network switch. Dubbed VIP, the key is the VIP-UHD-CTRL Control Module, which combines APEX integration with IR, RS-232, or TCP/IP control and a wizard-based interface for system configuration. Signal management provides independent routing of IR, RS-232, USB/KVM, audio, and video signals, while […]

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Neptune’s Restaurant in Hong Kong Utilizes Extron for Multimedia Dining Experience

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When it comes to attracting attention, it’s hard to compete with a 43-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling aquarium teeming with 5,000 colorful sea creatures an arm’s length away from diners indulging in gourmet dishes prepared by a Michelin-starred chef. But Neptune’s Restaurant at the Ocean Park oceanarium and amusement park complex in Hong Kong’s Southern district pulled it […]

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We Want to Hear From You! In Less Than 1 Minute, You Could Win a $500 Gift Card

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We are all excited 2021 is here! 🌅🎆🎇 We’ve got some big plans. But we need your direction to help us plan accordingly. Simply put, if you’ll take this 60-second survey, we’ll enter you into a drawing for a $500 Amazon or Apple (you choose) gift card AND, we’ll do you one better; if you […]

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HDMI Forum Announces HDMI 2.1 Is Catching On Quick

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Over three years after the launch of the HDMI Specification Version 2.1, major products are now widely available that support HDMI 2.1 features including 4K@120Hz, 8K@60Hz, Dynamic HDR and eARC. “It’s exciting to see so many new products available with these new features,” said Rob Tobias, CEO and president of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc. (HDMI […]

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The Top 10 Stories of 2020

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2020 sucked! So, now that we got that out of the way, let’s review the top 10 AV, UCC and Digital Signage stories, according to data, in 2020! The top story of 2020 was the the acquisition of Whitlock by AVI-SPL. Marketed as a merger, this didn’t appear to be one in hindsight. Whitlock is now […]

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J Hotel Inside Shanghai Tower Uses Visionary AV-over-IP System

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Situated within the central business district of Lujiazui, the Shanghai Tower is the largest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. Measuring 2,073 feet (632 meters) tall with 128 floors, the Shanghai Tower features a unique outer layer that twists as it rises above downtown Shanghai. Within the Shanghai Tower lies the […]

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Ideum’s Interactive Tables Get a Significant Upgrade With Zytronic’s ZyBrid Sensor

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Zytronic announced its patented multitouch projected capacitive technology (MPCT) has been selected by the designer of creative public installations, Ideum, for its next-generation Pano Duo 49” interactive touch table. One of the first deployments is at the Röntgen Museum in Remscheid, Germany, where visitors can view and interact with both terrestrial and celestial objects and […]

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EAW and dB Technologies Form Unique Distribution Alliance — Could This Be More Than a Trend?

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By distributing each other’s products in their home regions, Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) and dB Technologies say they plan to better serve their customers and position themselves for growth into 2021. “The dB Technology and EAW brands offer exceptional innovation and value to their customers and deserve the best chance to grow globally,” said Arturo […]

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8K Association Updates Performance Spec for Mark Program

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The 8K Association (8KA) has published an updated performance specification for the 8K Association Certified mark program. TV shoppers looking for televisions that offer four times the resolution available from 4K TVs and that meet the high-performance standards of the 8K Association Certified program will benefit from the new broader performance requirements applied to 8K […]

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The Movie Theater Is Now Dead, Plus a Prediction: Apple Will Buy Sony

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As much as I hated writing that headline, it’s true. And, despite years of warnings that the future of the cineplex was nothing but apocalyptic, Hollywood wasn’t prepared. Let’s back-up. Back in the late ’90s, companies started building DVD servers for home theaters. The idea was that a homeowner could buy a cache of DVDs […]

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Cyviz Fuels Global Growth With Shares Listing

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Meet the company behind the new ticker symbol “CYVIZ.” Norway’s Cyviz goes to the Oslo Børs to secure a Euronext Growth listing, selling shares at NOK 34.50 (34 euros) and reaching a market capitalization of NOK 370 million (37 million euros). Cyviz designs, develops and delivers software and hardware solutions for conference rooms, control rooms […]

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ISE Research Shows AV Industry Eager to Return to In-Person Events

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In October 2020, Integrated Systems Europe commissioned research, targeting AV professionals to evaluate visitor appetites for conferences and events following COVID-19. The research, completed before news of a COVID-19 vaccine, gauged interest in face-to-face, digital and hybrid event formats. The results show that 98% of the audience missed attending in-person AV industry events. ISE was […]

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LAVNCH Sets Virtual Event Engagement Bar By Delivering 57,000+ Group Conversations and Chats During the D=SIGN Virtual Conference

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AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) hosted its first event collaboration, D=SIGN: the Digital Signage Conference, on Dec. 8-9, 2020. The virtual event brought together AV professionals from around the world to explore the digital signage ecosystem with 30 speakers across 18 sessions. And, it was served-up on THE rAVe Agency’s LAVNCH Platform! Total registrations for D=SIGN came to […]

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Extron Now Shipping DTP2 T 202 FB Two-Input Transmitter

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Extron announced it is shipping the DTP2 T 202 FB, a two‑input transmitter that sends DisplayPort or HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to a DTP-enabled product. Its unique form factor provides a flexible, floor box mounting solution that is compatible with offerings from OBO Bettermann, […]

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Zoom Is Top UCC Platform for 5th Year in a Row

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Gartner just released its 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions report and Zoom has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions for the fifth consecutive year as well as a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Worldwide. Zoom was named a […]

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New QSC Q-SYSTM Ecosystem Control Plug-In Now Available for Clockaudio Trackable Intelligent Microphone

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Clockaudio has announced the availability of a new QSC Q-SYSTM Ecosystem Control plug-in for the company’s Trackable Intelligent Microphone (TIM-1000). The Q-SYS plug-in enables the features of TIM-1000 to be controlled through the Q-SYSTM software-based audio, video and control ecosystem from QSC. This plug-in will be available through the Asset Manager portal within the Q-SYS […]

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Platinum Equity To Acquire Ingram Micro For $7.2 Billion

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Platinum Equity announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s largest provider of technology logistics services and solutions, from HNA Technology Co., Ltd, a part of HNA Group, in a transaction valued at $7.2 billion. The sale is expected to be completed by the first half of […]

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Midwich Acquires NMK Electronics Enterprise

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Midwich, an audiovisual distributor to the trade market with operations across the U.K. and Ireland, Continental Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire a majority stake in NMK Electronics Enterprise, NMK Middle East FZE and Edge Electronics Trading LLC (“Edge”) (collectively “the NMK Group” or “NMK”). Based in the […]

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LG’s Cinematic Sound OLED Display Now Listed As Korean Standard

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LG Display announced on Dec. 14 that its cinematic sound OLED (CSO) display has been listed as a Korean standard (KS). A CSO display generates sound without a separate speaker; it acts as a vibrating panel. LG Display first unveiled it at CES 2017, the world’s largest consumer electronics and IT exhibition. The technology has […]

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Definitive Technology Announces the Studio 3D Mini Sound Bar System

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Definitive Technology announced the Studio 3D Mini Sound Bar System Tuesday. The Studio 3D Mini sound bar claims premium-grade components and Dolby Atmos and DTS:X signal processing for what DT says is dynamic sound stage that rivals sound bars twice its size. At only two inches high and 26 inches wide and built with Definitive […]

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Extron Announces SoundField XD Ceiling Speaker

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Extron just announced availability of the SoundField XD model SF 26CT LP, a low profile 6.5-inch two-way ceiling speaker featuring a 4.2-inch (107-millimeter) deep composite back can for use in restricted height plenum environments. The driver complement includes a 6.5-inch (165-millimeter) woofer coupled to a 3/4-inch (19-millimeter) ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeter. The SF 26CT LP offers […]

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Evoko Unlimited Launches New Desk-Booking Solution

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Evoko Unlimited, makers of the Evoko Liso and Evoko Pusco workplace management and workplace communication solutions, is launching their latest offering, the Evoko Naso. The Evoko Naso allows Evoko to enter the desk-booking arena in time to help companies and their remote workers to manage the return-to-work phase as the world is entering the new […]

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Synergy SKY Debuts IoT Sensing Platform While Also Becoming Cisco Certified, Too!

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Synergy SKY has added an IoT technology platform to expand its data analytics for room usage. The technology will make it possible to detect presence in meeting rooms without videoconferencing equipment, by using low-cost IoT sensors that are quick and easy to deploy. Empty meeting rooms that are booked out, cause frustrations among users and […]

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America Intros New Collaboration/Interactive Display

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), introduced today the new Sharp 4T-B70CT1U AQUOS BOARD collaboration/interactive display; aimed at a value-priced solution for interactive classrooms and meeting rooms. The TAA compliant 70″ Class (69.5″ diagonal) Sharp 4T-B70CT1U AQUOS BOARD interactive display is manufactured in Mexico and provides […]

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Barca TV and Real Madrid TV Broadcast Real-time Video Content Thanks to AVIWEST Mobile Transmitters

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SAINT-GRÉGOIRE, France — Dec. 14, 2020 — AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced that Barça TV and Real Madrid TV, two world-famous television sport channels, are relying on the AVIWEST PRO3 Series bonded cellular transmitters and the StreamHub transceiver to broadcast live football training sessions and related content. AVIWEST’s PRO3 Series […]

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Introducing Pexip Private Cloud

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Provides the missing rung between self-hosted and shared cloud video conference deployment options, delivering scalable and secure enterprise-grade infrastructure without the burden of day-to-day management Beta customer trials show the new service can speed up time-to-deployment by a factor of 10X and reduce managed IT overheads by an estimated 60-80% Addresses the growing needs of […]

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LYNX Technik Expands Yellobrik Fiber Solutions With 2×2 Optical Switch

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LYNX Technik, provider of modular signal processing interfaces, announced a new 2×2 optical switch for its yellobrik line of “throw down” bricks. The OSW 1022 is designed to improve connectivity and security on fiber networks, serve as a fiber line emergency switch, provide restoration and reconfiguration over optical paths, route diversity as well as support […]

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