Office Based Headsets — A Key Element of the Home Working Revolution

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By Kane McKenna Futuresource Consulting The rate of growth in the office based headset market has been steadily increasing in recent years. A key driver of this has been the rising importance of video conferencing, explored in Futuresource’s 2020 Video Conferencing report. Many end users have been looking to improve their videoconferencing experience, leading to […]

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Roland Releases Update for FANTOM 6, 7 and 8 Synthesizers

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Roland has announced the Version 2.0 update for owners of the FANTOM 6, 7, and 8 synthesizers. Leveraging the expandable power of the ZEN-Core Synthesis System at the heart of the FANTOM series, this free, user-installable update delivers major enhancements to the sampling, sequencing, effects and routing capabilities, while also providing new customization options for […]

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Williams AV Ships WiFi-based IR+ Assisted Listening System

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Williams AV just started shipping the industry’s first IR system that combines an infrared WaveCast audio over Wi-Fi system in one box. This scalable Infrared System uses a Distributed Emitter Array (DEA) design to accommodate up to 16 emitters with flexible coverage in up to 288,000 square feet (26,750 square meters). The IR Plus features […]

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Roland to Sponsor NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual

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Roland Professional A/V announced its sponsorship of NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual event (2020 P2Pv), a year-long initiative that will help integrators through business transformation conversations at a critical market juncture. To support integrators as they evolve in a constantly changing market, Pivot to Profit began in 2016 as a two-day event focused on […]

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Extron Announces New DTP2 Switchers, Receivers

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Extron announced the availability of the DTP2 R 212 and the DTP2 R 212 SA, two next generation DTP2 switcher/receivers with all-new performance and capabilities. Both models feature DTP2 inputs designed to work with Extron DTP-enabled products for extending HDMI, audio and control signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. […]

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Mimo Provides PoE Touch Controller for New Lenovo Google Meet UCC Appliance

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Mimo Monitors has launched a Ethernet-powered Series One Touch Controller is included in the new Series One Google Meet hardware kit from Lenovo. Designed from the ground up by Google Cloud and Mimo Monitors, this new touch screen controller is connected and powered over a single Ethernet (CAT5e) cable. Combining software and hardware together, the […]

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CEDIA Announces Finalists for 2020 Best New Products Awards

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The finalists for the 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards program in the Americas region have been announced. The honors feature hardware and software products from top CEDIA member manufacturing companies and trade suppliers. “The technology showcased by this year’s Best New Products finalists is out of this world,” said CEDIA Senior Vice President of […]

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Barco Goes Greener, Reaches 2020 Sustainability Target

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Barco just told rAVe that the company has actually reached its 2020 sustainability target on reducing the carbon footprint of its operations in the fiscal year 2019 — one year in advance. In 2016, Barco first set several five-year sustainability goals to be established by 2020 (compared to 2015). The primary targets were reducing the […]

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McIntosh Adds Two New Amplifiers to Home Audio Lineup

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McIntosh just added two more amplifiers in the form of the MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. Featuring styling reminiscent of the company’s 1950s and 1960s designs, the MC830 and C8 are full of modern-day technology to produce a home audio experience. MC830 The MC830 is a one-channel solid-state amplifier that has […]

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BenQ Will Ship Displays With Zoom Already Integrated Into Them

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BenQ today announced that some BenQ large-format displays (specifically, the DueBoard line) will not only be Zoom certified but, will also integrate Zoom Rooms natively — and will be sold through Zoom. The large-format displays comprise digital signage and interactive displays and will integrate the Zoom app. BenQ displays with Zoom will enable remote screen […]

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Meyer Sound Meets Billy Strings at the Drive-In with LEOPARD System Provided by DBS Audio Systems

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As drive-in concerts continue to provide an interim solution in the live sound market, bluegrass sensation Billy Strings put on his first shows with a live audience since March 2020. The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, PA outdoor parking lot venue was powered by a Meyer Sound LEOPARD® reinforcement system for […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Announces New Range B-Line Ultra HD Pro TVs

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Philips Professional Display Solutions just announced its new range of Google and Crestron-Connected certified B-Line Ultra HD pro TVs for collaboration in meeting rooms, education settings and hospitality environments. First unveiled in February during ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, the new B-Line range is one of Philips Professional Display Solutions’ most advanced and flexible pro TV […]

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Arco’s Centrale Caffe Brought To Life With ADORN and Blackline

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Arco, Italy – September 2020. Situated in the northern Italian town of Arco, the Centrale Caffe recently underwent a complete renovation, which in addition to the general interior and patio also included the sound and video systems. Local contractors, Iiriti srl, were brought in, and having installed Martin Audio systems many times in the past, again recommended the […]

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RSI Chooses Ross Camera Motion Systems To Increase Efficiency And Quality

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Ottawa, Canada, September 16th 2020 – Radiotelevisione Svizzera di lingua Italiana (RSI) is a public broadcaster based in Lugano that produces television and radio content for Switzerland’s Italian-speaking population. Part of SRG SSR (the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation), RSI was founded in 1925 and reaches around 8% of the 8.65M Swiss population daily.   In 2018 […]

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Sony’s Laser Projectors Are a Picture Perfect Addition to Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Upgraded Centennial Student Union Ballroom

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Minnesota State University, Mankato’s 10,000-square-foot Centennial Student Union (CSU) Ballroom is a popular space on-campus that serves as a multi-functional public venue used for lectures, conferences, career and community expos, festivals, banquets and wedding receptions.  With the help of integrator EPA Audio Visual, the ballroom recently received a technology upgrade, adding 17 of Sony’s VPL-FHZ90L[1], […]

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Visavvi Joins PSNI Global Alliance as Its Newest CSP

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The PSNI Global Alliance has added U.K. integrator Visavvi to its worldwide member network of certified solution providers (CSPs). Visavvi, part of the Saville Group, joins PSNI as its newest CSP in the U.K. Chris Miller, executive director at PSNI, said: “With technology changing at an unprecedented pace, and with the arrival of COVID, the […]

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Crestron and Delos Partner to Integrate Control System With Home Wellness Intelligence Network

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Crestron and Delos, a wellness real estate firm based in New York, today announce an integration between the Crestron 3-Series Control System and the Delos DARWI Home Wellness Intelligence Network. The Crestron 3-Series Control System integrates with DARWIN to control lighting, shades, HVAC and audio within the DARWIN platform. Features like control of tunable lighting, […]

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Savant Partners With Robern for Bathroom Lighting Solution

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Savant has partnered with Robern, a premier manufacturer of luxury furnishings for bathrooms to pair its circadian lighting with the tunable white LED lighting available in Robern’s cabinetry, vanities and mirrors, making a healthier lifestyle available in more places throughout the home. Robern has been a resource for designers, architects and consumers seeking modern, highly […]

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VuWall Achieves ISO 9001:2015 for QMS Governing Its Products

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VuWall announced Wednesday that the company has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 for the quality management system (QMS) governing the manufacturing, production, operations and support of its products. The result of six months of extensive internal development and external validation by TÜV SÜD, who has been certifying and auditing their customers for 150 […]

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New ISE 2021 Dates Set for June

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It looks like the industry pundits that predicted the ISE’s demise for 2021 were wrong as Integrated Systems Events, today, issued a statement that their new 2021 dates are 1-4 June and it will still be held at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. The decision to reschedule ISE 2021 from February to June […]

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Acurus Shows Integrated Surround Processor Ecosystem

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Acurus just showed its integrated surround processor ecosystem that integrates its new room correction solution called ASPEQT. Combined with Acurus amplifier offerings, the 2RU M8, and the Class A/B A2000 Series, the Acurus ecosystem is a self-contained Home Cinema solution. This new processor ecosystem, with its easy-to-use setup and added room calibration via ASPEQT, meets […]

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World’s Largest Digital Camera Snaps 3200-Megapixel Images

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By Bob Snyder It’s an image so large it would take 378 4K ultra-high-definition TV screens to display. The resolution is so high you could see the dimples’ texture on a golf ball even if it was 24 kilometers away. This month, a lab at Stanford University, operating on behalf of the U.S. Department of […]

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Waves Audio Now Shipping DSPRO StageGrid 1000 Stage Box

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Waves Audio is now shipping the DSPRO StageGrid 1000, a Waves SoundGrid-compatible stage box. DSPRO is a developer and manufacturer of high-performance products for the professional audio market, including PA, Broadcast, Mobile units and Installation. The DSPRO StageGrid 1000 is a compact I/O device for Waves’ eMotion LV1 live mixing systems, with eight mic/line ins, […]

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Lincoln Harris Union Tower Utilizes Extron’s Quantum Ultra to Power Video Wall

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Early in the development of the Lincoln Harris Union Tower in Charlotte, North Carolina, designers determined that they needed a large, eye-catching display system for the lobby of the new 33-story, 850,000-square foot commercial use building. The vision was to entertain and inform visitors while providing tenants with a unique advertising platform. Integration firm Cenero […]

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SoFi Stadium Includes World’s Largest 2-Sided LED, Made by Samsung

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Samsung has been named the official mobile, TV and display partner of Hollywood Park, a 298-acre sports and entertainment destination, inclusive of SoFi Stadium and a 6,000-seat performance venue. Samsung’s outdoor LED products were exclusively used to build SoFi Stadium’s 70,000 square-foot dual-sided, center-hung video board. Moreover, the video board is the first and only […]

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AmpliVox Sound Systems Upgrades Titan Wireless Portable PA System

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has upgraded its Titan Wireless Portable PA System, SW800-96, from a 16-channel to a 96-channel wireless receiver that reduces channel interference and improves communication clarity, along with an upgraded three-year warranty. The Titan has a full range of features and capabilities: 100-watt amplifier, built-in 8” bass speaker and 4” tweeter, for reaching […]

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Black Box Unveils Digital Workplace — New UCC-Focused Service

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Black Box unveiled the Digital Workplace Tuesday. Digital Workplace is a service focused on UCC — more specifically — managed UCC as a service in the cloud. The Black Box Digital Workplace offers a single solution integrating the industry’s most popular communications applications for phone, collaboration, file sharing and videoconferencing/screen-sharing. The Black Box Digital Workplace […]

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CEDIA Establishes CEDIASTRONG Scholarship for Up-And-Coming Talent

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CEDIA announced the establishment of the CEDIASTRONG Scholarship Fund Tuesday. CEDIA will begin accepting donations with the intent to award education grants in 2021 to up-and-coming home technology talent: high school graduates, community college and vocational school students, as well as displaced techs who are keen to build their skills and careers in the smart and […]

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Pepperdine University Converts 160+ Classrooms Into Hybrid Teaching Environments

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To provide a fully remote learning environment for the fall 2020 semester to support faculty and students, Pepperdine University installed EduFLEX, a hybrid classroom technology solution inclusive of Panasonic’s AW-HE38H HD Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera. The private, Southern California University sought technology to move its classes online that would be simple, consistent and flexible to provide […]

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D.W. Fearn Updates VT Series of Microphone Preamps, Equalizers, Compressors

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D.W. Fearn just announced several updates to its VT Series of tube microphone preamplifiers, equalizers and compressors. The updated VT-2 now features an integrated, switchable 43-decibel pad, enabling it to be patched into the Master Buss during mixdown and mastering to provide D.W. Fearn’s sonic signature to the final mix or mastering process. This replaces […]

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Barco May Have Just Set the Bar for Cloud — The Ad Industry Will Love This

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Barco just announced that its WallConnect Cloud, a new cloud-based remote monitoring and management platform for its video walls portfolio, is going live next month! WallConnect Cloud allows system integrators and AV dealers to monitor and diagnose their installed base of video walls, enabling them to remotely check the status, diagnose and control a number […]

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