Magewell Offers Live-Streaming Tutorials for Church Technical Teams

Magewell has added a new section to its website to make it easier for church technical teams and volunteers to learn more about livestreaming and the company’s relevant products. The compilation features best practices articles, tutorials, case studies and focused product information to help houses of worship start streaming for the first time or enhance […]

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MAXHUB Announces New Raptor Series LED Wall Displays


MAXHUB announced the new Raptor Series Integrated LED Wall Displays. Consisting of seven models ranging in size from 120-inches diagonal to 220-inches diagonal, the new Raptor Series integrates studio-quality speakers and a 30-watt internal audio amplifier with dual loudspeakers. The series also adds SPDIF audio output capability, making it an all-in-one LED monitor. The Raptor […]

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Portrait Displays Rereleases Calman 2021 R2 With Feature Updates

Portrait Displays has debuted the second release of Calman 2021 (R2). Calman is designed to make monitor setup easier by streamlining calibration methods and providing consistent updates with the latest features. The second release of Calman includes BenQ-supported displays and additional calibration functionalities of Calman Ready ASUS ProArt monitors. HDR calibration using Portrait Displays’ Aurora […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Adds HuddleCamHD Option to Select Microphone Systems


Yamaha Unified Communications has partnered with HuddleCamHD to add a camera option to Yamaha’s portable YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth speakerphone, YVC-1000 USB & Bluetooth conference phone and Yamaha’s HD Single and HD Dual wireless microphone systems. For small rooms, the HuddleCam adds video the portable YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth speakerphone with SoundCap. The YVC-1000 conference […]

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DAS Audio Loudspeakers Used Epic Church International Services


Sayreville NJ – June 2021… Dedicated to spreading the Gospel of the life-changing grace, power, and love of Jesus Christ, Epic Church International ( is led by Senior Pastors John and Ilena Wagner. With a mission to change lives for the better, church officials recently elected to upgrade the sound reinforcement facilities in their sanctuary. […]

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Silex Insight Debuts New AV-over-IP Board


Silex Insight just debuted a new AV-over-IP 4K@60 (4:4:4) board (using the SMPTE 2110 proposed standard with AES67 audio) with three inputs for switching between the sources. The VIPER board targets integrators and equipment manufacturers willing to develop their own HDMI/USB-C over IP products for applications like videoconferencing, health care, command & control, residential AV […]

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Ocean Floor Geophysics Uses Clear-Com Technology for Underwater Analysis


ALAMEDA, USA – June 10, 2021 – In Ocean Floor Geophysics’ (OFG) work as a provider of underwater analysis and exploration services, rock-solid communications are critical. If your task takes you out into the middle of the ocean, a reliable solution is critical, which is why OFG chose to implement a Clear-Com DX210 Digital Wireless System to guarantee quality communications […]

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New Take1 Insurance White Paper Details the Safe Return of Live Events


Take1 Insurance today announced the immediate availability of a new educational white paper entitled “Reopening Live Events Safely: An Industry View” that can be downloaded for free here. The publication of the new white paper follows last week’s announcement that Take1, in partnership with Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions and the Event Safety Alliance, will provide […]

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Liberty AV Solutions Joins SDVoE Alliance as Adopting Member

The SDVoE Alliance announced that Liberty AV Solutions has joined the alliance as an adopting member. The company will work toward the organization’s goals of standardizing the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments. It will also work to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology that allows software to define AV applications. […]

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Wilmington plc Launches Digital Classroom for Education and Networking Services

Wilmington plc, global provider of information, education and networking services, has officially launched a state-of-the-art Digital Classroom. The Digital Classroom provides a highly engaging, broadcast-quality remote teaching experience for its thousands of worldwide customers, students and members. Enabled by Barco and its virtual classroom solution, weConnect, the Digital Classroom is designed to provide an immersive experience that […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1045: Easescreen CEO Gerhard Pichler Talks Digital Signage and His Impressions of ISE 2021


If you haven’t heard of easescreen, you might want to take a look. Easescreen has a totally cloud-based creative content platform for digital signage that is compatible with any media player AND is OS-agnostic. joins Gary Kayye on today’s videocast to not only talk about the easescreen platform but also about what it was like to finally […]

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CEDIA Expo 2021 Opens Live Show Registration


The first live trade show for 2021, CEDIA Expo 2021, has opened registration! CEDIA Expo begins Aug. 31, 2021, with pre-show conference sessions and show floor programming running Sept. 1-3, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. CEDIA Expo is expected to attract over 10,000 home integration professionals and 300 exhibitors, including Crestron, Elan, Harman, […]

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Zoom Announces Certified-Phone Appliance Program

Zoom Video announced the launch of Zoom Phone Appliances, a new category of hardware optimized for the hybrid workforce from home offices to shared huddle spaces. Zoom Phone Appliances combine Zoom technology with hardware from Poly and Yealink to provide video and audio capabilities and touch display in an all-in-one desk phone solution for HD video meetings, phone […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases KDS-10 Transceiver Encoder and Decoder

Kramer Electronics’ KDS-10 is a dual-stream transceiver for streaming 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) video signals via Ethernet over copper cable. The KDS−10 can be set as either an encoder or decoder. As an encoder, it encodes and streams one or two HDMI inputs over an IP network via H.264 or H.265. As a decoder, it receives the encoded signal, […]

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Sony Professional Display Line Expands Digital Signage Usage and Functionality

With the introduction of the BZ35J and BZ30J series of 4K HDR BRAVIA Professional Displays, Sony continues to expand its digital signage and presentation display lineup. Building on the previously announced 32-inch FW-32BZ30J model, the new options range in size from 43 to 75 inches to accommodate corporate and education environments of varying sizes. Sony […]

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Acoustics, Commercial Spaces and the Post-COVID World


In recent months my company has seen an uptick in requests to consult on acoustics solutions and installations in commercial spaces. Some of these clients reached out for assistance on new builds, but most of them were looking for solutions to integrate into existing spaces. In many cases, the request stemmed from the need to […]

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The ISE Barcelona Numbers Are In — Smiles All Around!


ISE Live & Online (June 1 and 2) closed its doors at the Fira de Barcelona after a successful two-day physical exhibition, with face-to-face attendees perusing about 55 booths, in-person keynotes and roundtables as well as a concurrent ISE Digital program. You can find rAVe’s coverage of ISE 2021 in Barcelona here. “This event is […]

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NBC Olympics Selects Real-time Graphics Authoring and Video Playout Provider for Its Production of Olympic Games in Tokyo


Chyron to Enable NBC Olympics to Employ Sophisticated Studio Wall and On-Air Graphics During Its Coverage of Tokyo Olympics STAMFORD, Conn. — June 9, 2021 — NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Chyron to provide real-time graphics authoring and playout solutions for its production of the Games of the XXXII […]

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Austria for Life Live Broadcast Charity Show Impresses With PIXERA


4youreye and Rezac employed PIXERA media servers for this year’s most anticipated charity fund raising event in Austria, Austria for Life, which involved complex media playout and advanced projection mapping setups. Wallern (Austria), 9th June 2021 – The Austrian landmark par excellence, the Stephansdom cathedral in Vienna, was beaming not just with the enthusiasm of the […]

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Wilmington plc Invests in Digital Classroom Tech to Provide Leading-edge Virtualized Training


Following significant investment as part of a digital transformation program, Wilmington plc, global provider of information, education and networking services, has officially launched a state-of-the-art Digital Classroom that provides a highly engaging, broadcast-quality remote teaching experience for its thousands of worldwide customers, students and members. Enabled by Barco and its virtual classroom solution, weConnect, the […]

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Eurovision 2021 Safe and Secure With DiGiCo Quantum 7s


Postponed from 2020, this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, its 65th edition, was held at the Rotterdam Ahoy in The Netherlands. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Nederlands Publieke Omroep (NPO), Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS and AVROTOS. Specialist rental and sales company, Ampco Flashlight, was the Official Technical Supplier, providing lighting, rigging […]

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NBC Olympics Selects Its Enterprise Resource & Transmission Optimization Solution Provider for Its Production of Olympic Games in Tokyo


STAMFORD, CONN. – June 7, 2021 – NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Xytech’s ScheduALL to provide its Enterprise Resource and Transmission Optimization solution for its production of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, which take place in Tokyo, Japan, from July 23 – August 8. The announcement was made […]

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University of Las Vegas Standardizes on Visix Digital Signage Solutions


ATLANTA, GA – June 8, 2021 – Visix, Inc. continues its multi-year rollout of a digital signage network for the University of Las Vegas (UNLV), now serving five departments with an eclectic and engaging blend of custom interactive wayfinding systems, traditional digital signage, and meeting space solutions. Visix has had a presence on the UNLV […]

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Userful Corporation Releases New ‘Emerald Signage’ Application


Userful Corporation announced the release of a new corporate signage application as a part of its Visual Networking Platform—Userful Emerald Signage. The Emerald Signage application sits at the front-end of the Visual Networking Platform and enables corporate end users — from the heads of HR departments to communications managers or administrative staff. As part of Userful’s Visual […]

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TVU Networks Integrates Center Stage for Automated Subject Tracking


TVU Networks announced its TVU Anywhere solution has integrated support for Center Stage, a new iPad Pro (M1 Chip models) feature that automates subject tracking. Subject Tracking is a feature that eliminates the need for a camera operator in many situations. Integrating technology like this opens the door to more professional production experiences that do […]

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Visix Continues Rolling Out Digital Signage Network for UNLV


Visix continues its multiyear rollout of a digital signage network for the University of Las Vegas (UNLV), now serving five departments with an eclectic and engaging blend of custom interactive wayfinding systems, traditional digital signage and meeting space solutions. Visix has had a presence on the UNLV campus since 2013, alongside other digital signage systems […]

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SnapAV Invests $2.3 Million in Charlotte Quality and Innovation Lab

SnapAV announced a $2.3 million investment in its Charlotte, North Carolina-based Quality & Innovation Lab that significantly expands the company’s product development and testing capabilities with new equipment, more space and a larger workforce. The new equipment will allow for faster, more precise testing for wireless communications and power protection products. Several entirely new lab […]

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Wall-Smart Joins Home Technology Association as Supporting Brand Member

Wall-Smart has joined the Home Technology Association (HTA) as a Supporting Brand member. This collaboration encourages high standards for technology integrators and strives to connect homeowners, architects, builders and interior designers with reputable and qualified professionals in the home technology industry. As a Supporting Brand member, Wall-Smart says it strengthens its commitment to delivering exceptional, […]

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iRoom Announces Drivers for Creston and Elan Systems


iRoom announced drivers for Crestron and Elan that allow integrators to use both Crestron and Elan systems with a wired control keypad next to the iPad. The iPad does not have to be present in the docking station to perform control. The iRoom iO in-wall, on-wall and tabletop iPad Docking Stations are an addition to […]

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Vivitek Appoints IMEX Instruments as Irish Distributor


Vivitek has announced that it has appointed IMEX Instruments as a distributor in Ireland. Vivitek already has a partnership with sister company IMEX Systems in Northern Ireland, which remains Vivitek’s only approved reseller in the region. Founded in 1970, IMEX is a company with specialist knowledge in testing electronics. The company branched into the audiovisual and interactive […]

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Just Add Power Solutions Now Supported by Enado’s Controller Software

Just Add Power announced its video-over-IP distribution solutions are now supported by Enado‘s V5 controller software. Designed for the commercial, enterprise and BYOD applications, this integration provides users with contactless control over a Just Add Power system on their personal devices by scanning a QR code. It also offers online programming capabilities to integrators. Enado […]

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