Swiftmile Selects Quividi’s AMP Outdoor to Provide DOOH Impressions and Audience Intelligence at Prime Locations in Miami

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September 23rd, 2021– Swiftmile, the pioneer in micro-mobility charging infrastructure and technology, has selected Quividi, the world’s leading audience & campaign intelligence platform for DOOH & Digital Signage, to provide high fidelity impression data and advanced targeting capabilities to its new network in Miami. Swifmile deploys light electric vehicle charging platforms for scooters, e-bikes, and […]

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Meyer Sound Powers Usher’s Immersive Ushh: Backstory Pass Experience at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

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R&B superstar Usher brought his Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in August to an electrifying new level with a groundbreaking VIP fan experience, powered by Meyer Sound. Ushh: Backstory Pass, the first-ever immersive pre-show experience at a Las Vegas residency, is a dazzling production that takes guests on a journey through the musical […]

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Barco Expands LED Video Wall Portfolio With IEX Series

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Barco introduced its new IEX series narrow pixel pitch indoor LED video walls. The IEX series comes in four narrow pixel pitch options (1.2, 1.5, 1.8 and 2.5 mm) that use a screw-free setup and are adjustable for various room experiences. The video walls are supported by cable-free inter-cabinet connectivity with optional power and data redundancy. The models […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Transforms Marketing Communications Vision for SIA Dermatology

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Alabama practice adopts Carousel Cloud for an engaging approach to patient education, consultation, and sales conversion MINNEAPOLIS, September 22, 2021 – Carousel Digital Signage continues to win customers new to digital signage through its ease of use, streamlined cloud platform and impressive feature set. SIA Dermatology, one of Alabama’s leading skin cancer treatment and cosmetic […]

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Quividi Adds Vehicle Classification Feature to AMP Outdoor DOOH Measurement Tool

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Quividi announced a new vehicle detection and classification feature to its AMP Outdoor software that will measure, contextualize and optimize DOOH communication in urban environments. Based on Intel’s OpenVINO, the solution counts the numbers of vehicles passing next to a point of interest. It then breaks passing cars down by type (car, bus, van, etc.) […]

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Barco Launches Updated and Reengineered MVL-721 LED RPC Video Wall

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Barco launched the next-generation MVL-721, a reengineered version of the LED RPC video wall. The updated product features high brightness, low power consumption, long life expectancy and updated image quality and sustainability. The LED light sources of the MVL-721 improve the video wall’s brightness and safeguard futureproof manufacturing and supply. The 55% increase in brightness does […]

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Broadsign, Gable, SageNet and Seneca Partner for In-store Retail Digital Marketing Platform

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Broadsign announced a joint effort with visual solutions company Gable, cybersecurity and digital signage solutions provider SageNet and digital signage hardware developer Seneca to provide an in-store digital marketing platform for multi-brand retailers. The partnership will provide a comprehensive solution for retailers to improve shopper experience and unlock revenue from omnichannel advertisers.  Retailers can use the […]

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Level Up Automation Brings Smart Home Experiences to Boston Suburbs with New Control4-Certified Showroom

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The new showroom lets local residents see the full power, value and convenience of advanced home technologies for themselves. CHARLOTTE, NC, September 21, 2021 – Jen Mallett, owner of Level Up Automation in Northborough, Massachusetts, doesn’t mince words about her ambitions to make smart home technologies more popular throughout the Boston area. “Smart home technologies […]

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Nortek Control Launches 4-channel Onboard Network Video Recorder Software for ELAN Surveillance Systems

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Nortek Control launched a new ELAN 4-Channel Onboard Network Video Recorder (NVR), a software-based recording solution for ELAN surveillance systems. It is tailored to mid-market and smaller installations and expands offerings for custom integrators, builders and homeowners.  Features of the ELAN 4-Channel Onboard NVR include faster installation, setup and operation; 24/7 remote access and control via the ELAN […]

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Barco Celebrates Production of 100,000 Digital Cinema Projectors

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Barco announced it has reached an achievement of the production of 100,000 digital cinema projectors. At the turn of the 21st century, the film and cinema experience underwent an unprecedented change as it moved from the traditional analog world of celluloid film into a new digital age. Barco says the digitalization of cinema accelerated after […]

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Nureva Adds Voice Amplification Mode to HDL300 and Dual HDL300 Audio Conferencing Systems

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Nureva announced Voice Amplification Mode for its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems. The feature has been in public beta since June and solves the problem of supporting in-room amplification of the instructor or presenter’s voice while also providing full-room microphone pickup of in-room voices. A video of how it works can be found on the […]

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Extron Products Enhance Twitch Workflow and Collaboration Spaces in New York Headquarters

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Twitch builds communities by providing a platform for millions of people to come together live every day to chat, interact and make their own entertainment. To help their employees work in fluid combinations of teams, the meeting rooms at the new regional headquarters in New York (referred to as HQ 2.0), include high-performance AV presentation […]

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Hays CISD: Using Display Technology to Engage Students and Promote a School’s Mission

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Texas district deploys unique digital signage systems to help strengthen student engagement Hays Consolidated Independent School District, located south of Austin, Texas, comprises 25 K-12 schools and is one of the fast-growing districts in the state. Like many K-12 districts around the country, Hays CISD schools are avid users of projection technology to present information […]

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IMCCA Announces Second Annual Collaboration Thanksgiving Webcast

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IMCCA, a nonprofit industry association for Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC), is hosting a webcast Nov. 16, 2021, to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the collaboration industry, impacting the future of work and radically changing what had been considered best practices until now. IMCCA’s “The Future of Work — Collaborations New Best […]

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USAV Welcomes Cheryl Walton as Director of Business Development

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USAV, a division of PSA, announced the hiring of Cheryl Walton, CTS, as director of business development at USAV. Walton will focus on expanding communication and support provided to USAV integrators as well as driving membership growth. Walton has 16 years of experience in the AV industry and most recently served as a regional account […]

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Trinnov Audio Updates Altitude A/V Processor Software With Extra Channel Outputs and Playback Capabilities

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Trinnov Audio announced two free updates to its Altitude A/V processor platform. The Altitude16 and Altitude32 will now be upgradable to four additional channels and is certified to render IMAX Enhanced content playback. One of Trinnov Audio’s engineers suggested converting the Toslink output of the Altitude16 to ADAT. ADAT is a well-known transport protocol that allows […]

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Pliant Technologies Announces 4-Wire I/O Interface and Two-Way Radio Headset Adapter

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Pliant Technologies announced the new 4-Wire I/O Interface and Two-Way Radio Headset Adapter (PAC-MC4W-IO). The new solution adds additional users by connecting a MicroCom XR system to a variety of wired and wireless intercom systems that use an industry-standard four-wire connection. In addition, it also offers a direct intercom interface from the MicroCom XR to […]

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Extron Updates DTP Crosspoint and IN Presentation Switcher Series for Enhanced Deployment and Functionality

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Extron announced that its presentation switchers have been upgraded with quad-core control processors. This includes the new IPCP Q models within the DTP CrossPoint Series and the IN Presentation Switcher Series. The Extron DTP CrossPoint 4K Series matrix switchers are available in 10×8, 8×6, 8×4 and 8×2 sizes. They include 4K inputs and outputs, built-in […]

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ClearOne Releases UNITE 200 Pro PTZ HD Camera With Extended Zoom Capabilities

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ClearOne recently announced the availability of the UNITE 200 Pro PTZ HD camera. The UNITE 200 Pro is ideal for use in large spaces for close-up, high-resolution video capture. It is suited for streaming applications through RTSP, RTMP and Multicast and supports UVC 1.1, TCP-IP, HTTP and DHCP industry-standard protocols. It can be installed using a wall […]

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Create Opportunities for Young People to Enter the AV Industry

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One of the reasons I advocate for internship and apprenticeship opportunities for young people is because of the opportunities that I experienced myself as a young person starting out. When I graduated from high school, I enrolled in the tech program in college to become a chemical engineer.  I applied for and joined an organization […]

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Privilege in the AV Industry

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I recently attended a graduation where the keynote speaker addressed the topic of privilege. Unfortunately, like so much of our dialog these days, the term was taken far out of context, and that out-of-context interpretation was then politicized. As I walked away, I was disheartened at the misinformation all the new graduates had just received. […]

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CEDIA Announces 2021 Award Finalists

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CEDIA, the global trade association for the residential integration industry, announced the 2021 CEDIA Award finalists. The CEDIA Awards recognize integrators in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. CEDIA Award winners will be honored in ceremonies for their respective regions on Nov. 11, 2021. The awards presentation for the Americas region will be broadcast […]

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MLA Folds Back the Years at Rewind Festival

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Dating back to 2009, the Rewind Festival is an annual ‘80s music extravaganza that today generally takes place in three different locations. Although this year Rewind Scotland had to be cancelled, the events at Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield (Rewind North) and Temple Island Meadows, outside Henley (Rewind South) went ahead within a month of each other. The event […]

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Nominations Have Opened for Tenth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

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  It’s that time of year again — the Readers’ Choice Awards! Though COVID-19 and its variants are still present, we wanted to keep some sense of normalcy going for our readers. These awards are a way for our audience to tell us about the products and manufacturers that truly make a difference in the […]

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Shure IntelliMix Room DSP 3.1 Blocks Keyboard Tapping and Chip Bag Noise from UCC Meetings

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Have you ever heard or been the person addressed as, “What’s that noise? Could you mute your mic, please?” That “noise” can range from someone tapping on the microphone or opening a bag of chips to silverware clinking when meals are served during meetings that span international time zones. Now, Shure IntelliMix Room DSP (version 3.1) […]

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In Latest Interview, Dave Labuskes Says He Is 99.999% Sure In-Person InfoComm Will Happen

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THE rAVe Agency’s own Megan A. Dutta, director of emerging markets at LAVNCH, virtually met with Dave Labuskes, CEO of AVIXA, to discuss the many recent cancellations of in-person events in the AV industry and the expectations around InfoComm 2021. As of Sept. 15, 2021, both NAB Show 2021 and Enterprise Connect have been canceled due to rising […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1060: TD SYNNEX Shares Insights on Capturing Your Share of the Current Digital Signage Market

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It’s an exciting time to sell digital signage — with smart signage and connected communications being front and center in the industry. And while certain capabilities may have been around for years, there are significant new use cases for protecting people in public spaces as part of a broader communications strategy. Listen in as TD […]

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LG’s 14mm Transparent LED Film Turns Windows into Digital Signage, Encourages C-Store Foot Traffic and Sales

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Retail-focused technology integration firm Abierto recently conducted a blind study of convenience store shoppers and found that LG’s 14mm pixel pitch Transparent LED Film (model LAT140) encourages spontaneous purchases, deeply enforces messaging recall and improves brand perception. The new LG technology, which Abierto has rebranded OPEN.LED as part of its OPEN platform of digital signage […]

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Visionect Announces ‘Joan 6 Pro’ Now Shipping

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Joan just announced it’s shipping the Joan 6 Pro. Joan says its smart features directly address both the needs of extensive 100+ meeting-room management and those of SMBs alike. The Joan 6 Pro streamlines the meeting-room booking experience, allowing advanced booking either through a company calendar or ad hoc as needed. Employees can check the […]

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Nureva Releases New XT Classroom Solutions Combo

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Nureva announced the Nureva XT classroom solution, an integrated combination of audio, video, device management and product services designed specifically for educators who want the flexibility to extend the in-classroom experience to remote students. The solutions enable live participation of remote students, while also supporting full-classroom audio pickup — all via a single USB connection […]

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