NEC Display Solutions Europe Announces All-in-One LED Screens

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NEC Display Solutions Europe has announced two new ranges of direct view all-in-one LED screens — the FE Series LED Bundles start at 110 inches, ranging from 1.2-millimeter to 3.5-millimeter pixel pitch. The bundles can be wall-mounted or have free-standing capability. The LED FE Series is for business applications, while NEC’s LED A Series digital […]

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New Epson BrightLink Interactive Laser Displays Show Content From Four Devices Simultaneously

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Epson announced the availability of the all-new BrightLink interactive laser displays — the BrightLink 1485Fi is now shipping, and the BrightLink 1480Fi will ship in March 2020. Both are 3LCD interactive laser displays spec’d at 5,000 lumens of color/white brightness and a maintenance-free 20,000-hour laser light source. The 1485Fi and 1480Fi also support split-screen display, […]

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KanexPro Drops Two Multiview KVM Switches

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KanexPro released this week the 4K Quad Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch and the Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch. The Multiview KVM switches allow users to connect up to four sources (1080p or 4K resolutions) to a single display simultaneously while using a single mouse and keyboard. The 4K Quad Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch allows for the […]

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AVIXA Announces 2020 Certification Steering Committee

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AVIXA announced the election results Thursday for the 2020 Certification Steering Committee. Certification holders elected new committee members Gain Foster, CTS, K2; Rakesh Kumar, CTS-D, CTS-I, Amazon; Christopher Kusek, CTS-D, CTS-I, ALL PRO SOUND; Michael Pedersen, CTS-D, CTS-I, Iowa State University; Rebecca Sullins, CTS-D, CTS-I, LMG; and Justin Watts, CTS, Apple. The AVIXA Certification Steering […]

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PixelFLEX helps define the Longhorn culture at the University of Texas

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Nashville, TN (11/14/2019) – Located in the Red McCombs Red Zone at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium, the new Frank Denius Family University of Texas Athletics Hall of Fame recently celebrated its grand opening. As the University’s first-ever sports Hall of Fame, the $17.1 million project tells the story of Texas Athletics from its first […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 918: Did You Know ViewSonic Made Projectors and Collaboration Boards?

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I have to be perfectly honest with you. Before deciding to do a podcast with ViewSonic’s Ryan Strayer, I had no clue that ViewSonic even made projectors or had a line of interactive flat-panel displays (aka Collaboration Boards). Maybe I am too occupied at shows like InfoComm, ISE and DSE to do and see everything, but today I did […]

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Semtech Releases New AVP Chipset — No FPGA Devices Needed

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Semtech Corporation — a supplier of high-performance analog mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms — announced Thursday, Nov. 14, the release of its BlueRiver audio visual processor (AVP) chipset. The BlueRiver AVP chipset provides all the features of Semtech’s existing NT1000 and NT2000 FPGA-based offerings (e.g., matrix-switch like performance over IP, under 0.1-millisecond latency, 4K60 uncompressed […]

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D&H Distributing Headquarters Leads by Example with New Video Wall Powered by Gefen AV Over IP

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CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, November 14, 2019 – As a leading distributor of IT and Pro AV solutions for integrators, resellers and retailers, D&H Distributing is always looking for new tools to help its clients achieve their technology goals. When the company recently moved to a new headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, they saw an opportunity to demonstrate […]

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Plantronics Releases Additions to Voyager 4200, Voyager 5200 Series

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Plantronics released today the Voyager 4200 and Voyager 5200 Office Series. These Bluetooth headset systems are an extension of the Voyager 4200 UC and Voyager 5200 UC Series. Both enable mobility and multiple connectivity options for office workers. The Voyager 4200 and Voyager 5200 Office Series will have a version available with a dedicated Microsoft […]

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NSCA Announces Speakers For 2020 Business & Leadership Conference

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NSCA just announced the speakers for the 22nd annual Business & Leadership Conference (BLC), to be held on Feb. 26-28, 2020, at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Irving, Texas. This event, a platform for executive-level education and networking, brings hundreds of people together annually to share stories, learn from other leaders and hear […]

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Squirrels Updates Wireless Presentation Software for Screen Mirroring

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Squirrels introduced technology Tuesday, Nov. 12, that claims remote, zero-touch deployment of its enterprise-class screen mirroring service. Part of its Ditto wireless presentation ecosystem, it allows for “receivers” in wireless presentation, but the Ditto software deployment and management can be done entirely remotely, via the network. Ditto can be pushed out to thousands of receivers […]

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NEC Display Solutions Announces MultiSync PA311D Display

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NEC Display announced the launch of the MultiSync PA311D display this week. It’s a new 31-inch IPS wide color gamut display with a 4K (4096×2160) resolution. The PA311D provides accurate color due to each unit’s factory calibration. It features true 10-bit color with 14-bit 3D internal programmable lookup tables (LUT) for accuracy and supports all […]

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Listen Technologies Launches Navilution Wi-Fi

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Listen Technologies announced the launch of Navilution Wi-Fi, a sightseeing industry, affordable passenger solution. Navilution Wi-Fi makes it possible for tour operators to deliver GPS-triggered content to visitors through their smartphones. The new product combines Listen EVERYWHERE with the GPS triggering of Navilution Next, a wireless tour commentary delivery system. Navilution Wi-Fi works on tour […]

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Symetrix Releases New xIO Stage 4×4 Dante Stage Box

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The new Symetrix xIO Stage 4×4 Dante stage box is a rugged, durable, audio-over-IP solution that installs cleanly in any NEMA 8x8x4-inch electrical enclosure. Using four analog microphone/line inputs and four line-level outputs, converting the signals to and from Dante for transfer over standard Cat5/6 cable from a stage or other source location to a […]

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AV Stumpfl Unveils System for Large Projection Screens, Updated PIXERA Software

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AV Stumpfl released the new AT64-SHIFT system for large mobile projection screens and the new PIXERA media server software version 1.2 this week. With the AT64-SHIFT, it’s possible to assemble a sizeable mobile projection screen in minutes. One can also adjust its height in a matter of seconds. No extra measuring is needed to ensure […]

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Leyard and Planar Extend Rental and Staging Options

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Leyard and Planar announced Tuesday the companies are releasing the VS Series of LEDs. Available in 2.5-, 3.9- and 4.8-millimeter pixel pitches, the new Leyard VS Series joins the Leyard CarbonLight LED Displays for Leyard and Planar’s solutions for rental applications. At fewer than 62 pounds (28 kilograms) per square meter, the Leyard VS Series […]

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Dante and Dante Domain Manager Help Streamline Workflows, Elevate the Curriculum at the University of Colorado – Denver

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PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 13, 2019 – Audinate, developer of the industry-leading Dante® media networking technology, has helped enable the University of Colorado, Denver to streamline audio production workflows, manage student projects, and advance the university’s curriculum thanks to a Dante audio network. Dante and Dante Domain Manager have become integral technologies within the school’s Music […]

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CEDIA Announces New Elected Board of Directors

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CEDIA has announced four new elected directors to serve on the CEDIA Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term. Following a 41-day voting period for CEDIA members, Melanie Malcolm was elected to fill the open EMEA position and Jamie Briesemeister, Bill Skaer, and Amanda Wildman were elected to fill the open positions for the rest of the […]

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USAV Adds Seven New Partners to Network

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USAV today announced the addition of seven new partners to its network. The new partners include: Preferred Manufacturer Partners AtlasIED – A global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio solutions for commercial, corporate, educational, healthcare, retail, transportation and government environments. AtlasIED combines engineering skills and service with a focus on solving present and future technology challenges. […]

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Klipsch Hires Lance Jones

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Klipsch is strengthening its global commercial and strategic brand alliance team with the addition of Lance Jones, who has joined its management team as chief development officer. Jones has consulted for Klipsch since 2017 and has successfully expanded its commercial projects and brand partners to include Hard Rock International properties, Margaritaville resorts and living communities, […]

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World’s First Guitar-Shaped Hotel Comes to Life with Dramatic Visuals Powered by a RealMotion 4 Karat Server

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, November 12, 2019 — RealMotion™, the pioneering designer of content management and creation software and hardware, recently brought its expertise to the launch of the world’s first guitar-shaped hotel, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Powered by a single RealMotion 4 Karat Gold Series server, the entire facade […]

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NETGEAR Now Has 10G and 100G AV-Over-IP Network Switches

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NETGEAR just announced new additions to the M4300 line of switches, 16, 24 and 48-port 10 Gigabit models, previously debuted at InfoComm and aimed at the AV-over-IP market. Additionally, the new M4500 Series 100 Gigabit network switches have been added to the NETGEAR managed switch line. All of these new offerings are purpose built for […]

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LG Business Solutions Intros New LG TR3BF Series of Collaboration Boards

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LG Business Solutions has launched a line of IR-based collaboration boards dubbed the LG TR3BF series, available in 65-inch, 75-inch and 86-inch models. At the same time, the company announced availability of the new 86-inch (model 86TN3F) interactive collaboration board with in-cell touch technology to provide integrators and end-users with a specialized option for enhanced […]

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Airtame Announces Partnership with AirServer

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Airtame announced a partnership with AirServer that includes Airtame 2. Customers now have the option to activate AirServer and can mirror or cast their screen from any device to any screen via AirPlay, Google Cast and Miracast. This was previously a significant weakness of Airtime in commercial applications and makes them a contender with ScreenBeam now. The feature is […]

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Cisco, Microsoft Teams and Zoom Will Be Totally Interoperable by Mid-2020!

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By Chris Mcintyre-Brown Associate Director, Futuresource Consulting As video conferencing solutions proliferate, remote working continues to rise and the number of inter-company video conferences increases, a lack of system interoperability has become a major pain point for many users. Internally focused video conferences are less problematic, as everyone is familiar with their system of choice. However, once […]

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New Atlona AT-DISP-CTRL BYOD Controller Ships

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Atlona just started shipping a controller aimed at UCC spaces dubbed the AT-DISP-CTRL. Aimed at controlling small rooms using BYOD, the AT-DISP-CTRL sends a control command to power the display, switches inputs and enables volume control automatically when detecting an HDMI source. Also, it can be programmed to turn display power off after a specified […]

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CEDIA Releases 2020 Technology & Business Summit Dates

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CEDIA has today released the 2020 dates for its Technology & Business Summit events. Of the 14 scheduled events, Toronto and Vancouver will each host a date, marking the first time two Tech Summit events will take place in Canada. The Tech Summits are educational. They are locally-oriented, providing sponsor displays and demonstrations from many […]

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ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2

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ClearOne today announced the availability of its wall-mount Bluetooth Expander that enables Bluetooth audio conferencing and streaming from mobile devices to ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 and Huddle Audio DSPs. NFC tap-to-Pair allows fast and simple connectivity with mobile devices, and the Bluetooth pair name can be customized. P-Link simplifies wiring on both the CONVERGE Pro […]

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AtlasIED SHS Speakers Battle Airport Noise at Military Training Facility

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After years of struggling to be heard over noisy airport traffic while presenting course material and training information to hundreds of military service members, officials at a military training camp were ready to rest their vocal cords and incorporate a top-notch presentation system into the 209,000-square-foot facility. They contacted national AV integrator Ford AV for […]

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