Black Box Releases Reserva Line of Touch Screen Meeting Room Signage Solutions

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Black Box introduced the Reserva line of touch screen meeting room signage solutions Thursday. The line is powered by the company’s iCompel digital signage platform. Available in three screen sizes, Reserva signs can provide a customizable user interface that enables users to locate and schedule rooms in an instant. The Reserva line is available in […]

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AVI-SPL Partners With Vega Global for Go-To-Market Strategies

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AVI-SPL announced the expansion of its strategic alliance with Vega Global, an AV and UC market leader in Asia. Through this alliance, the two companies will collaborate on joint go-to-market strategies and further integration of their delivery operations with a specific lens toward optimizing strategic global customer relationships. AVI-SPL’s approach to global customer engagement activates […]

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Agile for AV: Go-To-Market Strategies for AV Firms

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The problem is not your technology. The problem is that you can’t pivot fast enough to keep up with the changes (set in motion by a global pandemic). The reason you can’t keep up is that your management system is based on a static, backward-looking, historical view of the AV market because it’s always worked, […]

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InfoComm 2020 Connected: Sam Taylor Answers Your Questions Part 2

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Earlier this summer, Almo Pro A/V EVP/COO Sam Taylor participated in the InfoComm 2020 Connected LIVE Q&A with AVIXA President Dave Labuskes, following the keynote address, “A Better Normal: Reducing Friction and Finding Our Way in a Hybrid World.” During the 15-minute live Q&A, there were more questions asked than time allotted — so, Sam […]

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NEC Adds Features to Its ProAssist Projector Software

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NEC Display Solutions of America announced an expansion of features, capabilities and availability of the ProAssist projector software solution. Expanding the number of projectors that its software is compatible with, ProAssist can now provide projection perfection to the NEC NP-PA803UL / NP-PA703UL (Firmware version 1.12 or later), NP-PA804UL / NP-PA1004UL, NP-PX803UL (Firmware version 1.11 or […]

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ClearOne Expands Number of Participants Visible During COLLABORATE Space Meeting

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ClearOne Communications Inc. has expanded the number of participants visible during a COLLABORATE Space meeting to 49. The 7×7 gallery view enables engagement between the host and participants in large meetings. Other new features include: Users can now easily reach out to colleagues, business partners or customers outside of their enterprise group who are also using […]

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Barco Now Offering New RGB Laser Rear-Projection Video Walls for Mission Control Rooms

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Barco just introduced its new generation RGB laser rear-projection video walls for the mission-critical control room market. According to the company, the Barco RGB Laser ODL series was introduced in 2016 and has been the flagship solution ever since. With the introduction of this newest generation laser engine, the ODL series now gets a major […]

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Vivitek Introduces New 5,100-Lumen Short-Throw Laser Projector

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Vivitek has introduced the DU4371Z-ST short-throw laser projector spec’d at 5,100 lumens at WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution using DLP DarkChip3 and BrilliantColor technologies. The DU4371Z-ST uses a laser light source, so it’s capable of being used in 360-degree positioning applications and integrates a 0.5 short-throw lens — so, from two meters, it can project […]

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Recharge Centers: Technology’s Influence on Our Moods and Emotions

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According to Kenny Chesney, “We all have a song that somehow stamped our lives, takes us to another place and time,” I know that I certainly do. But can technology do that too? Here are the facts: We know that numerous studies have shown the effect of technology on teenagers, along with the results of […]

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Crestron Adds Tabletop Meeting and Collaboration System to Its UCC Lineup

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Crestron announced the Crestron Flex MM Tuesday. It’s a tabletop meeting and collaboration system. With native Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms software, Crestron Flex MM is for newly converted or dedicated small workspaces both in the corporate and home offices. Crestron Flex MM brings a tabletop videoconferencing to small spaces with one-touch connectivity and a […]

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Waves Audio Now Shipping WRC-1 Wi-Fi Stage Router

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Waves Audio is now shipping the WRC-1 Wi-Fi Stage Router. The Waves WRC-1 Stage Router is a rack-mountable wireless router, explicitly designed for pro-audio applications such as onstage IEM control. The WRC-1 is ideal for use with the Waves MyMon in-ear monitor mixing app, as well as other audio setups that require secure and robust […]

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CEDIA Announces 2020 CEDIA Awards Finalists for Projects in Americas

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CEDIA just released the list of 2020 CEDIA Awards finalists for projects in the Americas region. Selected through a process taken on by CEDIA’s panels of industry expert judges, this year’s Americas region finalists hail from a varied geographical footprint throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In total, from the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific […]

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Gramophone Standardizes Proposal Development With Jetbuilt

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Gramophone, a family-owned AV integrator, streamlines proposal development and contract management with Jetbuilt    Newport Beach, Calif. (August 7, 2020) — Brian Hudkins founded Gramophone in 1976, initially as a small stereo store. With a passion for music and the stereo business, Hudkins evolved his vision into two nationally recognized showrooms. Today, Gramophone — under the […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases USB 3.0 Adapter for Livestreaming and Videoconferencing

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Marshall Electronics just upgraded its 3GSDI/HDMI to USB 3.0 converter product category. The VAC-23SHU3 USB 3.0 adapter enables any HDMI or 3G/HD-SDI video and audio source to be ingested into a computer for livestreaming, videoconferencing, collaboration, video production and recording. These converters are simple to use and offer a plug-and-play setup that integrates professional video […]

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InReality Picks Ryan Cahoy as Chief Revenue Officer

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InReality just announced the addition of Ryan Cahoy, long-time digital signage veteran, to its executive team as chief revenue officer. InReality’s venue analytics platform harnesses multiple sensor technologies and data streams into one view of key metrics and KPIs for businesses and retailers. In April, the company began to dedicate itself to helping companies address […]

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New App from Philips Professional Display Solutions Helps Ease Germ Concerns on Hotel TV Remotes

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A new app from tech firm Philips Professional Display Solutions has been launched to help hotels worldwide reopen safely and prevent the spread of potentially harmful viruses — such as COVID-19. Compatible with selected Philips PDS MediaSuite Hospitality pro TVs, including the 5014 and 6014 Google-certified models, the health and hygiene inspired GuestConnect app allows […]

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Home Technology Company Uses Jetbuilt to Help Manage Its Growth Throughout COVID-19

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Brian Hudkins founded Gramophone in 1976, initially as a small stereo store. With a passion for music and the stereo business, Hudkins evolved his vision into two nationally recognized showrooms. Today, Gramophone — under the leadership of Andrew Davis — has grown to nearly 100 employees and four locations, including the Kitchen Design Center of […]

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Thank You Mandy, Debbie and Scott

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No one is immune to COVID-19. This is a defining moment in world history that our kids, their kids, their kids’ kids (and so on) will learn about in grade school for generations to come. Likely, everyone will eventually know someone directly or indirectly affected by this pandemic, either personally or professionally. As you probably […]

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Draper Designs Clarity Shield — See-Through Social Distancing Barriers

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Instead of using an ad-hoc piece of see-through plexiglass for schools and coworking desk spaces — during the COVID-19 pandemic, Draper has designed something called the Clarity Shield, a series of see-through social distancing barriers. Although initially developed with schools in mind, it can be used in any public place where people gather, including huddle […]

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Extron Announces Latest Addition to NAV Pro AV-over-IP Products

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Extron announced that the NAV E 101 DTP, the latest addition to its NAV Pro AV-over-IP products, is now available. The NAV E 101 DTP is an encoder to bridge DTP Systems with NAV Pro AV-over-IP by accepting an input signal from any DTP Systems transmitter and streaming ultra-low latency content over standard Gigabit Ethernet […]

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AudioControl’s Latest Line of Receivers Include Dirac Live Bass Control

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Dirac and AudioControl announced that AudioControl’s latest line of receivers and processors include Dirac Live Bass Control for a more immersive home theater experience in any space. Dirac Live Bass Control uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to co-optimize a sound system’s components to deliver consistent bass throughout a room. Dirac Live Bass Control aggregates […]

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SnapAV Releases Episode Impression Series Satellite Speaker and Bandpass Subwoofer

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SnapAV today introduced the Episode Impression Series satellite speaker and bandpass subwoofer. The Impression series offers 4” satellite speakers and a 6.5” bandpass subwoofer with a low distortion, wide dispersion and flat-frequency response. Available in 2.1, 4.1, custom-sized kits, and individual SKUs, the Impression Series offers numerous configurations. The 4.1 kit comprises four Impression satellite […]

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Brightline Upgrades Select SeriesONE Studio Light Fixtures

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Brightline announced Thursday that it has upgraded its L1.2 and L1.4 LED SeriesONE studio light fixtures with variable color temperature and improved color rendering. Plus, the fixtures are now available with optional wireless DMX/RDM (remote device management) control that provides bidirectional RF signal distribution between the transmitter and lighting console and eliminates the need for […]

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CEDIA Reaches ANSI Accreditation as an Accredited Standards Developer

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CEDIA announced an achievement in its global strategy implementation in the area of elevating industry professionalism. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved CEDIA as an Accredited Standards Developer (ASD). “Quite simply, this milestone puts us in a higher, more globally recognized echelon when it comes to developing industry standards,” said CEDIA Senior Director […]

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Atlona Intros Avance Series HDBaseT Extender Kits for Commercial AV

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Atlona has expanded its line of HDMI extension products with the new Avance Series of HDBaseT extender kits. Five Avance Series kits provide installation options for commercial AV applications ranging from conference rooms and classrooms to extended-distance video distribution. Four transmit 4K/UHD 60Hz 4:2:0 video up to 130 feet (40 meters) or 1080p 60Hz video […]

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MSE Audio Announces PhaseTech Premier Collection Available in New Color

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MSE Audio announced the PhaseTech Premier Collection subwoofers, bookshelf and tower speakers are now available in a smooth white satin finish. The PC9.5 Tower Speaker is part of the premier collection with PhaseTech’s design profile. It sports three patented 6.5” tri-laminate Kevlar/RPF/Glass Fiber flat-piston woofers, a 1.5” soft dome midrange, and a 1” soft dome […]

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Extron Introduces New Two-Way Ceiling Speaker for Restricted Height Plenum Environments

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Extron just introduced the SoundField XD model SF 26CT LP, a low profile 6.5” two-way ceiling speaker featuring a 4.2” (107-millimeter) deep composite back can for use in restricted height plenum environments. The driver complement includes a 6.5” (165-mm) woofer coupled to a 3/4” (19 mm) ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeter. The SF 26CT LP offers both […]

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AVIXA Study Shows $9 Billion 2020 Drop in ProAV. But, They Forgot to Track Something Positive

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After reaching $93 billion in 2019, the Americas ProAV market is set to drop 8% to $86 billion in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the new 2020 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) Americas Summary produced by AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association). However, a strong recovery is expected, with […]

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Lessons Learned by a Digital Signage Manufacturer During COVID-19

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By Chloe Weaver Allsee Technologies To say that the coronavirus pandemic has caused problems for the digital signage industry would be an understatement. As a digital signage manufacturer, these past few months have been some of the hardest in the company’s history. But this extreme situation has also taught us a lot about how we […]

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Matrox Now Shipping New Multi-Display Graphics Card

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Matrox is shipping its Matrox D-Series D1450 multi-display graphics card; a single-slot, quad-4K HDMI graphics card enables OEMs and system integrators to combine multiple D1450 boards for video walls of up 16 synchronized 4K displays. In addition, D1450 offers HDCP support to display copy-protected content and Microsoft DirectX 12 and OpenGL support to run all […]

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Extron Releases New LinkLicenses for Select TouchLink Products

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Extron just introduced an Extron LinkLicense for TouchLink Control and the TLCA 1 TouchLink Control Adapter. These Pro Series control options will transform your wall mount, tabletop and Cable Cubby TouchLink Pro touch panels into an all-in-one control system. They will add flexibility to Extron’s latest TouchLink Pro touch panels, including the TLP Pro 525 […]

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Neonode Gets Another $13.9 Million in Private Capital Investment

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Neonode Inc. announced Wednesday that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional and accredited investors, including insiders of the company, for the private placement of $13.9 million of Neonode’s common stock and convertible preferred stock (the “Private Placement”). Neonode provides advanced optical sensing solutions for touch, gesture control and remote sensing. You’ll eventually see […]

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