Nureva and Almo Pro A/V Announce US Distribution Agreement

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Nureva and Almo Pro A/V have announced a U.S. distribution agreement. Almo will work with its integrators, dealers and consultants to accelerate the adoption of Nureva’s audio conferencing product line throughout the United States. Many people across the United States are heading back into offices now that COVID-19 vaccines are being administered, while many others […]

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Extron Announces Collaboration With Yealink

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Extron just announced a collaboration with Yealink to create simple control and collaboration solutions for UCC workspaces. With these scalable solutions, Extron is integrating room automation, audio and signal extension capabilities with the Yealink MCore Mini-PC, Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms solutions. Its collaboration with Yealink brings Extron AV and room control capabilities to […]

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Monterey Conference Center and Immersive Design Studios Partner for CANVAS Studio Solution

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The Monterey Conference Center partnered with Immersive Design Studios to build a new 10,000-square-foot CANVAS Studio, a state-of-the-art space available for virtual or hybrid meetings and events. The Studio will open in June, abiding by all local safety protocols. The CANVAS Studio at Monterey sets a new standard for professional events, providing an immersive and […]

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Barix Chosen as Sonic Branding Partner for Swedish Restaurant Chain

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Brodernas, one of Sweden’s fastest-growing restaurant chains, has found its sonic branding partner in Music in Brands. The Stockholm-based provider offers customized background music services to retail, hospitality, fitness and healthcare businesses throughout Europe. The custom channels are programmed and livestreamed to nearly 30 Brodernas restaurants throughout Sweden using Barix’s RetailPlayer solution, all of which opened in […]

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AtlasIED Upgrades Atmosphere Digital Audio System

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AtlasIED just upgraded its Atmosphere digital audio system with a new 2.0 firmware update (available here for free). The updated version enables many performance and installation enhancements, including stereo and subwoofer support, self-healing accessories, room combine and bell scheduling. These and other updates offer integrators even greater opportunities to customize, deliver and control audio to […]

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DVIGear Introduces New Active Optical Cable

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DVIGear, a manufacturer of digital connectivity products, has introduced the latest member of its growing family of HyperLight Active Optical Cables (AOC) that supports both full-size and Mini DisplayPort connections. These cables enable the extension of DisplayPort 1.4 signals with aggregate data rates up to 32.4 Gbps (HBR3) and are HDCP 1.4 / 2.2 compliant. […]

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Visionary Expands Rep Force With Lienau AV Associates

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Visionary announced an expansion in their rep force with the addition of Lienau AV Associates. Lienau AV Associates will support Visionary as an independent manufacturer representative to oversee the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, including metro New York and New England regions. “Lienau AV has a long-standing history of successful territory sales and management for the AV […]

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Registration Now Open for Integrate 2021

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Registration is open for the annual Integrate Show in Australia — serving both the Australia and New Zealand ProAV, HomeAV, Digital Signage and UCC markets. New for 2021, Integrate will return to Sydney and for the first time ever, be co-located with its sister show, the Security Exhibition & Conference — Australia’s largest security industry […]

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BenQ Joins Microsoft Azure Certified Device Program

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BenQ has joined Microsoft’s Azure Certified Device program. The CP Series DuoBoard 4K UHD interactive displays are the first of BenQ’s display family to be validated as an Azure Certified Device. BenQ’s CP Series DuoBoard interactive displays and OPS slot-in PCs have been tested for functionality and interoperability, ensuring that these devices have used the […]

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AVer Conference Camera, Pro Conferencing System Receive Zoom Hardware Certification

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AVer Information has announced that its CAM520 Pro2 Conference Camera and VC520 Pro Conferencing system have been granted official hardware certification by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Before approving the CAM520 Pro2 and VC520 Pro2 for official certification, Zoom put them through lab tests to verify its imaging quality and ensure that its intuitive features can […]

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Poly Announces Voyager Focus 2 Bluetooth Headset

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Poly announced the Voyager Focus 2, the latest addition to Poly’s line of stereo Bluetooth headsets. The Voyager Focus 2 is a smart, wireless headset with amazing audio that’s intuitive and easy to use, combining Poly’s next-generation Acoustic Fence technology with Advanced Digital Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Poly’s Advanced Digital Hybrid ANC comes with […]

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Sharp NEC Announces New RB Laser Projector in Digital Cinema Projection Series

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced the availability of the NC2443ML RB Laser Projector in its digital cinema projection series today. The NC2443ML is a projection solution for theaters with medium to large-sized screens or projection booths that are looking for high-quality cinema projection. The NC2443ML uses an RB laser light source to produce a rich […]

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UNCW Opens New AV-packed Building

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The new 145,000 square-foot Allied Health Veterans Hall at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) features a variety of AV systems that are carefully tailored for each unique space. The building houses UNCW’s first instructional spaces designed from the ground up as active learning classrooms. It also houses state-of-the-art health labs, problem-based learning […]

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ATEN Technology Intros New 4K HDMI-over-IP Extender With PoE

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ATEN Technology today announced the launch of its new 4K HDMI over IP Extender with Power over Ethernet, the VE8952. The VE8952T (Transmitter) and VE8952R (Receiver) provide power via ethernet cables and are AV-over-IP solutions using a 1G infrastructure. From a point-to-point set up to hundreds of endpoints, the VE8952 combination can be used as […]

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DPA Microphones Announces One-Size-Fits-All Headset Mics

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DPA Microphones just announced the 4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphones. Based on the design of the company’s 6066 Subminiature Headsets, the new solutions feature the brand’s 5-millimeter round microphone capsule. These latest offerings provide the security, durability and flexibility necessary for use in theatre, broadcast, worship and corporate conferencing. With a […]

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tvONE Releases Software, Firmware Update for Coriomaster2 Video Processor

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tvONE has released a new software and firmware update for its CORIOmaster2 video processor that’s 4K/8K (4K@60Hz 4:4:4) for high-end LED installations, projection edge blending or monitor walls. And, the new updates are aimed at the healthcare, broadcast, esports, live events, education and corporate environments. The biggest updates add a new Quad 4K HDMI Input […]

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Geobox Intros New Hardware Solution for Control and Edge-Blending

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GeoBox just introduced the GeoBox UD10X, a hardware solution for control and edge-blending of 8K/2K using 4K UHD projectors. UD10X is a modularized design to control up to four projectors from one UD100 and can be daisy-chained to support unlimited UHD projectors. Each module is equipped with four inputs (3x HDMI2.0 & 1x DP1.4) and […]

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How to Best Train Volunteers for New Church Tech

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Here’s a scenario: Your church has just installed a new audio mixing console. The church’s demands of working audio, video and lighting gear are often heavily placed on volunteers. Training is, therefore, crucial to their success. Are you thinking about having your volunteers fully trained on the new console after one training, just one day […]

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Adamson Systems Engineering Releases New Range for Installation Market

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Adamson Systems Engineering just introduced a range of new products aimed at the installation market, including an extension to its IS-Series of installation loudspeakers and a suite of design tools for architects, integrators and sound designers. With the introduction of the IS-Series Weatherized line, Adamson offers AV pros a loudspeaker family built to withstand extreme […]

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Densitron Intros Two New Variations of UReady 2RU Control Surface

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Densitron has introduced two new variations of its UReady 2RU universal control surface. Designed to provide control for broadcast and telecommunications, the new surfaces are available in one- and three-row variations. The UReady 2RU Control Surface, Ethernet Connectivity, X86 Platform, triple-row buttons incorporate a total of 54 buttons — divided into three equal rows of […]

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ARX Launches USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast Pro Audio Interface

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Australian-based ARX just launched the USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast — a 24-bit USB two-channel play and record digital/analog pro audio interface. The USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast removes the need to use any existing sound card outputs in systems or live production. Designed for interfacing USB-equipped computers with the balanced inputs and outputs of […]

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Two Biamp Conference Room Audio Bundles for Zoom Rooms Are Now Zoom-Certified

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Biamp says that Zoom has certified two conference room audio bundles aimed at medium and large Zoom Rooms. Each bundle includes Parlé Beamtracking microphones for the ceiling and all the connectivity required. The system includes automated EQ, minimal cable requirements (with zero termination), zero network setup and what Biamp is calling a simper install aimed […]

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Beyerdynamic Adds Firmware Update for Phonum

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Beyerdynamic just announced a firmware update for Phonum, its wireless Bluetooth and USB speakerphone. This firmware update actually brings new features to its conferencing tool. One of the most notable updates is the improved button synchronization using Microsoft Teams when a USB connection is active (including easier answering/hanging up calls and synchronous mute functionality). It […]

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1Rebel High-Intensity Super Gym Opens in Riyadh, With High-Octane Martin Audio

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – May 2021. When Middlesex Sound & Light (MSL) undertook a contract in Saudi Arabia 16 months ago—to invest a brand new gym concept with a high octane ‘club-spec’ technical infrastructure—they little knew what was waiting around the corner. “We shipped the gear out to Riyadh in February last year, and the following month […]

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iMAG State-of-the-Art Mobile Virtual Production Facility Stages Golden Age of Hollywood

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Remembering the Oscars, staring Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara, is a much-loved, extravagant celebration of the Golden Age of Hollywood. With the originally intended 41-date UK theatre tour curtailed for two consecutive years because of the pandemic, Škorjanec and Manrara were desperate not to disappoint fans. The show’s producers, Steven Howard […]

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Global Supply Chain Issues

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In a recent blog, Gary Kayye wrote about the current global supply shortage of semiconductors. Take a moment and read the blog and the linked Wall Street Journal article. They both raise some important concerns about what the next several quarters will bring in regards to this shortfall. Unfortunately, my blog is not going to […]

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DVDO Introduces PSE-1 AV Extender

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DVDO introduced the $1,399 DVDO-PSE-1, an HDBaseT AV extender aimed at classrooms, boardrooms, lecture halls and houses of worship. DVDO-PSE-1 comprises a slimline transmitter featuring dual HDMI. It also features an analog VGA input to host laptops, Blu-ray players, set-top and streaming boxes including legacy VGA devices. A single Ethernet cable run carries these audiovisual […]

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