Philips SoC Now Includes NoviSign Digital Signage Software

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NoviSign Digital Signage today announced that NoviSign’s Digital Signage Android app is now available on Philips Q, D, P & T-Line Android SoC displays. Starting at 10” and going all the way up to 86” Philips Android SoC displays, come in both 18/7 and 24/7 usage ratings. Available for direct download onto Philips SoC displays […]

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Extron Only ProAV Manufacturer to Pass Accreditations for New UL Standard

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Extron is among a select group of professional audio/video companies to have passed the UL DAP – Data Acceptance Program accreditations for the new UL 62368-1 standard. The new standard covers a broad range of products. It applies to all Information Technology Equipment and Audio Video products rated fewer than 600 volts, as well as […]

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Control4 Delivers All-New OS

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Control4 Corporation today announced Control4 Smart Home OS 3. Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is an IoT platform-based control system designed to unify hundreds of connected devices within the home, control them all from a single interface. Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is designed to simplify the use of many connected devices throughout the home […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 858: BrightSign Will Demo BSN.cloud at InfoComm 2019

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BrightSign will be in booth 343 at InfoComm 2019 showing their new BSN.cloud,  their 3-part cloud management platform for digital signage including Control Cloud, Management Cloud and Content Cloud. The Control Cloud is a free subscription service for use with all connected BrightSign players. The Management Cloud offers a fee-based, data-driven cloud service that delivers a complete set of […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 857: T1V Demos ThinkHub Connect and the Awesomeness of Its MultiSite Collaboration Feature

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I love doing video demos (or what we call videocasts (podcasts) as it helps me visualize the market for something. And collaboration-baed products are my favorites right now. Well, yesterday, I did a video demo with T1V’s EVP Sales + Marketing, Adam Loritsch, and CTO Jim Morris in real-time. So, what you’re about to watch […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 856: Matrox Will Bring AV-over-IP Portfolio to InfoComm 2019; Talks SMPTE 2110 Standard

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Matrix is solidly being the AIMS (Alliance for IP Media Solutions) and their interest in the SMPTE ST 2001 standard for AV-over-IP interoperability. Matrox’s Director of Sales, Samuel Recine, joined Gary on his podcast today for an in-depth discussion on why he believes the SMPTE ST 2110 is the best path fro the commercial AV industry. It’s already […]

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Cablecast to Debut Online and OTT Publishing at InfoComm 2019

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Cablecast Community Media is heading to InfoComm 2019 with an efficient new solution that lets video producers easily build a library of VOD and live-streaming content, presenting it attractively in controlled, customizable interfaces for online or OTT viewing. Cablecast will demonstrate the automated offering in the booth (number 333) of fellow Tightrope Media Systems division […]

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Black Box Enters the 10G AV-over-IP Market with MCX Using SDVoE

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Black Box today announced the release of its new MCX, a 10G AV-over-IP system. Using what they say is a unique “enterprise level with use of the 10G SDVoE” platform, the MCX includes nine products — four decoders and five encoders that either handle copper, fiber or both. Some of the models add Dante Audio […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 855: DVIGear to Bring Formula IP Racing Simulator to InfoComm to Demo AV-over-IP

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One of the most unique applications to demo AV-over-IP no-latency at ISE was DVIGear‘s racing simulator using their DN-200 series DisplayNet Series SDVoE-based 10G AV-over-IP processing. It, alone, is a great reason to make sure you stop by booth 1725 – oh, by the way, they’ll be giving away an iPad Pro to the highest […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 854: Anchor Audio at InfoComm With Improved Battery Performance 10X and Happy Hour

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There are three reasons to head over the Anchor Audio‘s booth (6053) at InfoComm this year. First, they’re having Happy Hour in the booth on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4. Second, according to Anchor’s Director of Sales, Nick Craig  they’re demoing their new battery technology that delivered a 10-fold improvement with over 2000 charge cycles in the Beacon […]

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ZyPer4K HDMI Encoder Will Add Loop-Out at InfoComm 2019

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ZeeVee is introducing the ZyPer4K encoder with switchable dual HDMI inputs and an HDMI loop-out at InfoComm 2019. The new model enables users to switch between input sources, with an additional HDMI loop-out port that provides monitoring of the first HDMI input source to a local monitor or the streaming of this content to mobile […]

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New Dante Intercom Beltpacks Debut from Studio Technologies

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Studio Technologies introduces two new Dante-enabled intercom beltpacks, the Model 372A and Model 373A. Both units, which combine a single talk channel with two channels of listen, are capable of supporting professional and consumer-grade, single- and dual-channel headsets with audio quality that far exceeds typical party-line intercom equipment. The Model 372A is intended to connect […]

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Amorphous Nano-Pixel Displays That Are Thinner Than Human Hair Are Coming — Seriously!

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Plasmonic metasurfaces are being developed for use in future flat panel displays. These are basically scalable electrochromic nanopixels using plasmonics and their color gamut and high spatial resolution blows away even the best OLEDs we have today — by a factor of between 400 and 1000. Right now, according to a research paper published in […]

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas Simplifies Proposal Generation with Jetbuilt

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Newport Beach, Calif. — May 22, 2019 — University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public research university educating over 30,000 students on a 332-acre campus just two miles east of the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. UNLV offers more than 350 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in varying image005.pngfields, which are taught […]

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Cal Baptist’s Prestigious Collinsworth School of Music Overcomes Live Sound Challenges

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RIVERSIDE, CA, MAY 21, 2019 – As technical director at the Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University, Matthew McConnell holds the equipment he purchases to the same high standards expected from the school’s students. When McConnell recently found that he wasn’t satisfied with the sound he was capturing on the string bass and […]

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Boston’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross Chooses Powersoft for Historic Renovation

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Boston, MA, May 22, 2019 — As the largest church of any faith in New England, Cathedral of the Holy Cross has long served as an important gathering place and “Mother Church” for Catholics living in the Archdiocese of Boston. Since its dedication in 1875 however, the structure’s Upper Church has received relatively little refurbishment […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 853: Intel Unite 4 Will Not Be All That Intel Shows at InfoComm

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Intel Unite’s VP of Sales, Thomas Loza used today’s podcast to tease a new product launch at InfoComm 2019 in booth 3300. The Unite lets you create and manage a secure content sharing and collaboration platform for your organization. Wirelessly connect displays, employees, and mixed technology environments so your team can share and collaborate seamlessly, wherever they are. But, you need […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 852: Aurora’s Paul Harris Shows ReAX Control Platform Family of Products

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A little over a year ago, Paul Harris launched something called ReAX — a Javascript and HTML 5-based control platform that he felt would simplify control programming in the AV space. Well, now it’s ready for prime-time and his company Aurora Multimedia will head to InfoComm 2019 with 8 ReAX products to show. And, he’s still willing to […]

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Miniature USB Mic Debuts from MXL Microphones

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MXL Microphones announced the MXL AC-44 USB Conferencing Microphone today as a product that will officially debut at InfoComm (booth 3725). With a compact footprint measuring only 2.5×3″ (and 1″ tall), the AC-44 is an ideal solution for any limited space application. It can easily be affixed to medical carts for telemedicine, placed in robotics […]

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Even Crestron Has Partnered With Domotz for Remote Monitoring and Management

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Following Lutron, Lulu, Nuvo, Global Cache, Wyrestorm, StormAudio and a handful of others, Crestron today announced a partnership with Domotz. The seamless integration of the Domotz suite of products with Crestron smart home systems will empower Crestron residential systems integrators to remotely monitor their customers’ systems and better assist them, while reducing support costs and […]

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My Friend (and Projection Shootout Partner) Steve Somers Named AVIXA 2019 Distinguished Achievement Winner

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Extron and AVIXA jointly announced that Steve Somers, recently retired vice president of engineering from Extron, the winner of the 2019 Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award. Each year the trade association representing the commercial AV industry worldwide recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. The Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award […]

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Aveo Systems Redesigns Mira Connect Panel

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Aveo Systems has introduced Mira Connect 10, a 10″ touch display and integrated control system with wall and tabletop mounting options for the company’s Mira Connect family. Mira Connect 10 provides simple setup and easy use in collaboration rooms of all kinds, allowing one-button dialing from calendar invitations, display management, video switching, volume and mute […]

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Echo Style Keypads Arrive from Savant

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Savant has introduced a new keypad family that adds field-configurability from three to six buttons along with the ability to configure backlight color. Available in both low voltage and line voltage versions, Savant’s new Echo style keypads can control lighting and more within the Savant control ecosystem. Savant Echo style keypads are available in ten […]

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Vidyo Acquired by Enghouse Systems Limited

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Enghouse Systems Limited announced today it has acquired Vidyo for around $40 million. Vidyo’s annual revenue is approximately $60 million. Headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey, Vidyo is a provider of video software solutions that support visual communications across diverse end-points, networks of varying bandwidth and geographically dispersed locations. The company’s infrastructure software platform leverages patented […]

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Unite Tour Guide System from beyerdynamic to Make InfoComm 2019 Debut

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beyerdynamic will officially debut Unite, a tour guide, interpretation, assisted listening and digital presentation wireless system, will make its U.S. debut in booth 5768 at InfoComm 2019. From tour guides, through voice transmission for speeches, to interpreter applications — Unite is marketed as a complete wireless solution. The silent public address provides support for people […]

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Almo’s Rob Ziv Named 2019 AVIXA CTS Holder of the Year

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Almo Professional A/Vtoday announced that Rob Ziv, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, DSCE, director of business development for Almo Professional A/V, has been named 2019 CTS Holder of the Year by AVIXA. All AVIXA honorees are being recognized in a ceremony on the InfoComm 2019 Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. on […]

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Cybersecurity and the Problem with OEMs

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Last year, Crestron was the focus of some cyber activists who found vulnerabilities in Crestron touch controllers that could theoretically allow someone to use touch screens to spy on the person in the same room. This was covered in a class at a hacktivist conference called DEFCON and subsequently was written up in WIRED Magazine. […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 851: Stem Audio’s UCC-Based Audio Ecosystem Explained

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Last week, Stem Audio debuted a family of audio products that aims to simplify the design, set-up, integration and management of UCC-based rooms. How? Well, on today’s pre-InfoComm 2019 videocast, Gary was joined by Stem’s CEO, Jacob Marash, who not only showed how the system works, but also explained the ecosystem, product-by-product. In addition, he hints that the […]

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Marantz Debuts Two New AV Receivers for ProAV

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Marantz today announced the NR1510 and NR1710 slimline 4K Ultra HD AV receivers. Housed within the compact chassis, they include Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:Xto create startlingly lifelike cinematic experiences.The NR1710’s Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology gives users a 3D listening experience without the need for dedicated height or […]

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PreSonus Adds 70 New Features to Studio One

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PreSonus is now shipping Studio One 4.5, a major update to its recording and production software. With 70 new features and improvements, this free update for Studio One 4 users adds several of the most requested features from the Studio One user community and adds advanced tools that streamline professional audio and MIDI production workflows. […]

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CEDIA White Paper Is All About Cabling

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CEDIA has released its latest white paper, which explores the ever-changing universe of cabling for home technology professionals. Infrastructure Cabling for Voice, Data and Video takes a deep dive into applications, standards and recommendations for uses of a variety of cable families. “This white paper takes care to break down — in great detail — […]

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