Announcing: LAVNCH WEEK 4.0

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What do new products, leading ProAV, Digital Signage and UCC manufacturers, industry experts and #avIRL (more on this in a minute) all have in common? They’re all part of LAVNCH WEEK 4.0. LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 is scheduled to take place May 25-27, 2021. LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 will feature three themed days — ProAV Day, Digital […]

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Connectivity During a Pandemic Is Essential Business

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The pandemic has illuminated the importance of connectivity in our lives. We’ve had to adapt how our kids learn, how we socialize with friends and family, and how we work. Technology has and continues to play a key role in bringing people together while we’re physically distant. This paradigm shift holds especially true in the […]

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What I Learned About the Digital Signage Industry (Year One)

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I really hope everyone is doing the best they can to get through these challenging times. Allow me to share my professional experiences, which include working over the past 35 years in the following industries: film/video production, data storage and backup, network and telecom, video managed services; AV design and integration, and digital signage. Although […]

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Extron Debuts Its First Ultra-Wide Touch Panel

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Extron debuted its first ultra-wide touch panel, the TLP Pro 1230WTG with a 12″ 1920×720 resolution. The TLP Pro 1230WTG provides ample screen space to simultaneously display full AV system controls, video preview and annotation controls. The TLP Pro 1230WTG features an HDMI video preview input that supports high resolution HDCP-compliant video from an HDMI […]

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Atlona Adds 10-Inch Touch Panel Velocity System Family

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Atlona has added a 10-inch touch panel to its Velocity System family of IP-enabled AV control system products. Now shipping, the AT-VTP-1000VL can also be used as a room scheduling panel for lobbies, hallways and meeting spaces that need a quick and easy way to visualize room availability. It features surround bezel lighting ensuring that […]

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Did You Miss Th!nk AV? Read Our Coverage on Part I, the Influencer Panel, Here

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  The first major AV, UCC and digital signage event of the year was a virtual one. But a virtual format didn’t prevent us from digging in and getting some answers on the uncertainty that lies ahead. Th!nk AV, a three-part thought-leadership event, came to us from Sony, a company who […]

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LynTec Releases LCP Lighting Control Panel Series

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LynTec is kicking off the first phase of its new lighting control product lineup with the LCP Lighting Control Panel Series. Designed exclusively for lighting and video wall installations, the LCP Series is built on the same Square D G3 Powerlink controllable circuit breaker platform as the patented RPC Power Control Series, but with the […]

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I Got the Pfizer Vaccine in September; Here’s What You Should Know

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Some of my closest #AVtweeps know that back last summer, I volunteered to be one of the 43,448 people within the global trial to get injected with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (aka: BNT162b2 0.3 ml). Yes, I received the actual vaccine rather than the placebo (21,720 people in the study received BNT162b2 and 21,728 received […]

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Pexip Partners With Logitech for Secure Videoconferencing in Meeting Rooms

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Pexip announced a partnership with Logitech to deliver a secure videoconferencing experience for meeting rooms. Pexip will natively integrate with Logitech’s new generation portfolio of videoconferencing solutions adding One-Touch Join. Thus, users can join Pexip Meetings from a Pexip Room, the Pexip app on a mobile device or laptop, or through any web browser that […]

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LG Business Solutions Releases New High-Brightness LED Signage Displays

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a new line of high-brightness outdoor LED Signage displays designed for arenas, stadiums, retail stores, restaurants, hospitals, schools, transit centers, hotels and more. Featuring standard pixel pitches ranging from 3.9 millimeters to 16 millimeters, the six models in the GSCA Versatile Series, GSCC Essential Series and GSCD Ultra Light Series […]

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Sony Electronics to Host Th!nk AV Thought Leadership Symposium

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Sony Electronics is hosting a three-part thought-leadership symposium, Th!nk AV, beginning in January. The webinar series will occur across three days: Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. EST, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. EST and Feb. 2 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Gary Kayye, co-founder and director of THE rAVe Agency, will serve as moderator for the […]

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Aopen eTILE-X1032TB Now Certified for Meeting4Display

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The Aopen eTILE-X1032TB is now certified for Meeting4Display allowing users to use the complete set of administration and management tools available within the Telelogos solutions. And, with Meeting4Display, users can book a workspace directly from the 10” e-Tile touch display, from their messaging system or their smartphone, as well as having a complete control of […]

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New G100 Series From Barco Debuts as Entry-Level Projector Lineup

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Barco has announced the launch of its new budget-friendly G100 series of three laser projectors aimed at media-based attractions, like planetariums, theme parks and smaller events. The G100 is a single-chip projector with native WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution and includes three brightness variants: 16,000, 19,000 and 22,000 lumens. This high-brightness power enables advanced image quality to […]

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Visix Now Shipping Four-Output Media Player

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Visix is now shipping its new four-output media player, appropriately called the “Four-Output Media Player,” that gives users the flexibility to show two, three or four video streams for scalable digital signage and video wall applications. And, all four outputs are native 1080p. The new model standardizes their multi-output player lineup on Nvidia Pascal GPUs, […]

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22Miles Will Be Natively Integrated Into Cisco Webex Rooms and Devices Allowing for Digital Signage Content

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If you are a Cisco Webex user, you will love this as 22Miles has announced a partnership with Cisco to provide integration of 22Miles’ version 6 of its PublisherPro.AIoT software platform, with Cisco’s suite of UCC tools. With this comes the introduction of the 22Miles bot, a virtual publishing manager that empowers Webex teams with […]

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LG’s New Transparent Color LED Film Now Comes in 14-Millimeter Pixel Pitch

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LG Business Solutions USA has introduced the LAT140 Transparent Color LED Film digital signage display. First introduced as a 24-millimeter pixel pitch model, the new 14-millimeter version nearly quadruples the number of pixels in the same space and doubles the brightness generating a viewing experience that attracts the attention of passersby, while also displaying a […]

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We Want to Hear From You! In Less Than 1 Minute, You Could Win a $500 Gift Card

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We are all excited 2021 is here! 🌅🎆🎇 We’ve got some big plans. But we need your direction to help us plan accordingly. Simply put, if you’ll take this 60-second survey, we’ll enter you into a drawing for a $500 Amazon or Apple (you choose) gift card AND, we’ll do you one better; if you […]

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Sony Debuts New C-Series, B-Series Crystal LEDs

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Sony Electronics just debuted two new Crystal LEDs in the form of the C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness. Both new displays are available in two pixel pitch sizes (P1.26-millimeter and P1.58-millimeter) for different installation needs and expand the lineup of Sony’s Crystal LED for various applications including corporate showrooms, […]

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My New Year’s Resolution Is to Obtain a CTS Certification. Come Study With Steph!

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It’s that time of year again where everyone makes ridiculous resolutions they probably won’t keep. Instead of doing all that this year, I wanted to make a resolution that would be achievable — no matter how hard it seems. So, I am studying to get my CTS! To keep me accountable, my co-workers at rAVe […]

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The Top 10 Stories of 2020

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2020 sucked! So, now that we got that out of the way, let’s review the top 10 AV, UCC and Digital Signage stories, according to data, in 2020! The top story of 2020 was the the acquisition of Whitlock by AVI-SPL. Marketed as a merger, this didn’t appear to be one in hindsight. Whitlock is now […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Helps TriOak Foods Create New Communications Program

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Carousel Digital Signage has introduced a Midwest food and grain production company to the benefits of digital signage as a reliable and efficient corporate communications platform, helping TriOak Foods create a consistent and compelling communications program that has captivated employees company-wide. The Iowa-based pork producer, feed manufacturer and grain marketer deployed its Carousel Cloud network […]

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Ideum’s Interactive Tables Get a Significant Upgrade With Zytronic’s ZyBrid Sensor

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Zytronic announced its patented multitouch projected capacitive technology (MPCT) has been selected by the designer of creative public installations, Ideum, for its next-generation Pano Duo 49” interactive touch table. One of the first deployments is at the Röntgen Museum in Remscheid, Germany, where visitors can view and interact with both terrestrial and celestial objects and […]

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Atomos Enables Apple ProRes RAW Recording Support for Sony FX6

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Atomos has enabled Apple ProRes RAW recording support for Sony’s new FX6 professional camera with full-frame image sensor; which natively outputs RAW over SDI. This is all made possible with the Atomos Shogun 7 AtomOS 10.43 update which now allows users to record ProRes RAW images at up to DCI 4K@60Hz. The resulting images have […]

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Listen Technologies Announces Listen EVERYWHERE: a Private Channels Feature

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Listen Technologies has announced a private channels feature in Listen EVERYWHERE. The new feature is part of a firmware upgrade to Listen EVERYWHERE, the wireless system that streams audio and customized content directly to smartphones and smart devices. Listen EVERYWHERE private channels provide a convenient way for venues to create confidential, password-protected audio channels on […]

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LAVNCH Sets Virtual Event Engagement Bar By Delivering 57,000+ Group Conversations and Chats During the D=SIGN Virtual Conference

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AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) hosted its first event collaboration, D=SIGN: the Digital Signage Conference, on Dec. 8-9, 2020. The virtual event brought together AV professionals from around the world to explore the digital signage ecosystem with 30 speakers across 18 sessions. And, it was served-up on THE rAVe Agency’s LAVNCH Platform! Total registrations for D=SIGN came to […]

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Extron Announces SoundField XD Ceiling Speaker

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

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America Intros New Collaboration/Interactive Display

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), introduced today the new Sharp 4T-B70CT1U AQUOS BOARD collaboration/interactive display; aimed at a value-priced solution for interactive classrooms and meeting rooms. The TAA compliant 70″ Class (69.5″ diagonal) Sharp 4T-B70CT1U AQUOS BOARD interactive display is manufactured in Mexico and provides […]

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Paul Harris Gives Gary Kayye a Walkthrough of Aurora Multimedia’s TAVIS Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Tablet

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In case you missed it, I recorded a live demo of the Aurora Multimedia TAVIS: Temperature Sensing digital signage tablet. Paul Harris was kind enough to join me on LinkedIn Live and give rAVe a tour of all the features.   Watch this — but only if you want to learn how the TAVIS uses […]

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DOOH Technology Platforms Team Up to Standardize Data

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Six digital-out-of-home (DOOH) technology platforms — Adomni, Broadsign, Place Exchange, Verizon Media, VIOOH and Vistar Media — announced that they are coming together to bring standardization to digital-out-of-home venue (DOOH) data and help drive programmatic DOOH forward. Today, the consortium of ad tech innovators released a new set of recommendations, aligned with OpenRTB2.5, for labeling […]

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Sessions We Loved from D=SIGN, Day 2

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It’s not every day that we get a brand new conference in the AV industry. Especially from industry-leading associations like AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF). ESPECIALLY in a pandemic year. That’s why we were so excited for the debut of D=SIGN, which kicked off Tuesday on Day 1 with a flurry of fantastically […]

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Epson LightScene Product Line Grows and Adds Bluetooth

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Epson introduced its LightScene EV-110 and EV-115 Accent Lighting 3LCD Laser Projectors at the virtual D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference. A convergence of lighting and display technology, LightScene’s spotlight form factor, combined with laser technology and easy content management tools, allows users to unleash dynamic displays for digital art, commercial signage and decor applications. The […]

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