Kramer Electronics’ VIA GO² Is Shipping

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Kramer Electronics’ VIA GO² is shipping. The VIA Go² gives iOS, Android, Chromebook, PC and Mac users instant wireless connectivity with 4K and features content streaming with mirrored images and video playback (15 frames per second) while also allowing for iOS mirroring via AirPlay, Windows & Android mirroring via Miracast, as well as Chromebook mirroring. […]

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Sharp Introduces New 120” Class LCD Display

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America just introduced today the new 120” class (diagonal) 8M-B120C 8K Ultra-HD Professional LCD display. The 8K monitor packs in 33 million pixels, four times more than a 4K panel, and is aimed at applications like corporate lobbies, showrooms, museums and video production. The 8M-B120C provides continuous operation for […]

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Almo Pro A/V Releases (CTS Certified) Fall E4v Sessions for E4v Bonus Week

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Last week, well over 2,000 AV industry professionals tuned in live to learn, interact and earn free AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs) during the Almo Professional A/V, fall E4 Evolution (E4v) three-day virtual event that is part of the award-winning E4 Experience. Almo announced the addition of an exclusive “Bonus Week” whereby all full-length educational […]

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Martin Audio Now Shipping ADORN Series Loudspeakers

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Martin Audio is shipping the ADORN series ceiling loudspeakers to Europe and North America (following the first shipments to the APAC territories in September). Along with the ceiling speakers is the availability of the company’s first ever pendant speaker, which comes in black or white as standard. Featuring Martin Audio’s sound characteristics, the ADORN in-ceiling […]

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It’s Official! NEC and Sharp Joint Venture Creates Sharp NEC Display Solutions

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Effective Nov. 1, 2020, Sharp Corporation (hereinafter “Sharp”) and NEC Corporation (hereinafter “NEC”) completed the previously announced transaction to form a joint venture by Sharp acquiring 66% of shares for NEC Display Solutions Ltd. (hereinafter “NDS”), a subsidiary of NEC. The new website is here. In connection with the completion of the transaction, NDS has […]

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PreSonus Releases New CDL12P Sound-Reinforcement Loudspeaker

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PreSonus’ new CDL12P full-range, constant-directivity, powered sound-reinforcement loudspeaker combines the attributes of point source and line array technology to provide a unique speaker system in sound-reinforcement applications. Its patent-pending constant-directivity design enables it to radiate a focused pattern with consistent SPL throughout the frequency-response range, both on and off-axis. Here’s a video explaining how this […]

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What’s the Next Big Thing at Samsung Displays?

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It’s the kind of breakthrough any lab hopes for — one that starts with a current technology and discovers a revolutionary way to take it to an unexpected level. Researchers at Stanford University and the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) developed a proof of concept for a metaphotonic display technology that could improve the […]

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Pure Resonance Audio Introduces Micro Ceiling Speaker

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Pure Resonance Audio introduced a new type of “micro” ceiling speaker that has three mounting options in the same enclosure. The Pure Resonance Audio C3 3” micro ceiling speaker is designed with different mounting systems and can be installed as a traditional ceiling speaker, as a pendant speaker or drywall-mounted — and, it’s aimed at […]

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Legrand AV, InReality, BrightSign and Elo Partner for Digital Signage White Paper Aimed at AV

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InReality has launched a white paper to support strategic planning when creating a Safe Space ecosystem of prevention. “The 6 Ps of Safe Space Strategy” takes a holistic view and includes guidance on factors relating to people, process, place, pixels, proof and profit. rAVe had a chance to preview this white paper before it was […]

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AmpliVox Sound Systems Intros Two New Lectern Models

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced two models of its lecterns with built-in digital display screens, giving the lectern plug-and-play visual meeting support for their message or brand. The lecterns are also great for instructional messages, such as COVID testing sites, security check-in, etc. The 43-inch display features 1920 x 1080 native resolution, and has an […]

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Almo E4v Roundup Part 2: Digital Signage, Public Health and COVID-19

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Earlier this year, Almo Professional A/V pioneered something amazing on behalf of the AV and IT distributor markets: a top-rate, digital version of its award-winning regional experience, E4. Yes, as was the case with pretty much all shows this year — with the exception of the last great live event of 2020, ISE Show — […]

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Marshall Electronics Intros New Rack Monitor With Four High-Resolution Screens

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Marshall Electronics’ new ML-454 Quad 4.5 inch Rack Monitor features four high-resolution screens in only two rack units, making it ideal for fly packs and broadcast trucks. It supports a range of inputs including HDMI, 3G-SDI and composite. Both SDI and composite inputs have active loop through with independent tallies and controls on each screen. […]

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AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation to Host D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference Dec. 8-9

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AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) will host D=SIGN: the Digital Signage Conference, powered by LAVNCH, Dec. 8-9, 2020. This free, virtual conference will explore the solutions, innovations and big ideas around digital signage and digital out-of-home (DOOH). Since registration opened on Oct. 22, more than 1,000 people […]

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VuWall Just Packaged Gary Kayye’s Digital Canvas Concept Inside Its VuTrex Platform

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VuWall announced VuTrex technology Wednesday — a solution to bridge AV, IT and IP systems to manage and control any visual content across any type of display or video wall. VuTrex is now embedded in each component of the VuWall ecosystem of products. Basically, this means that, no matter the source (AV or IP-based) it […]

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Crestron Releases New Line of On-Wall, Tabletop Touch Screens

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Crestron announced a new line of on-wall and tabletop “cloud-connected” Touch Screens for AV, UCC, lighting and building automation to be used in sports stadiums, command centers, classrooms, boardrooms, training rooms and more. The 70 Series on-wall and tabletop Touch Screens feature an industrial design with a thin bezel and black and white finishes. The […]

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22Miles’ TempDefend Thermal Screening Solution Now Available Via Elo Platform

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22Miles announced its integration with Elo as a recommended hardware solution for deployment with 22Miles TempDefend software. The combined solution including Elo I-Series touch-screen computers, Mounting Solutions, Temperature Sensor Pro, EloView — and 22Miles software brings plug-and-play, self-service thermal detection capabilities to a wide range of industries and applications, from enterprise and hospitality, to education […]

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5 Technology Opportunities for AV/IT — Trends from SYNNEX Top Tech Day

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Did you catch SYNNEX’s latest LAVNCH event, Top Tech Day, this Wednesday? Yes or no, we tuned into all the live sessions to bring you this story on the technology opportunities, products and solutions of 2020, 2021 and beyond. Among Top Tech Day’s presenters, moderators and panelists included SYNNEX Vice President of Product Management Sandi […]

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Almo Pro A/V to (Virtually) Host Fall 2020 E4 Evolution Oct. 27-29

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Next week, Almo Professional A/V is hosting the fall 2020 E4 Evolution (E4v), it’s highly successful virtual program that provides live online education and expert insight on topics resellers and integrators need to evolve and thrive. Part of the award-winning E4 Experience platform, all E4v sessions are first-run and led by the industry’s most sought-after […]

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Visix Releases New Version of AxisTV Signage Suite Software

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Visix has released version 1.38 of its AxisTV Signage Suite digital signage software. This latest update includes a new template designer in the browser-based CMS, as well as an HTML5 message playlist viewer that’s designed to help communicators better reach remote employees, students and staff. The new HTML5 viewer lets clients publish their digital signage […]

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LG Electronics’ XE4F Now an HDBaseT-Enabled Outdoor Digital Signage Display

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LG Electronics’ XE4F is now an HDBaseT-enabled outdoor digital signage display for all outdoor applications. LG, a co-founder of the HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry association tasked with promoting and advancing the HDBaseT standard. The LG XE4F provides a range of features to customers, including a slim and robust design, upgraded brightness even under strong and […]

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Visionary Intros MV4 Multiviewer Solution

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Visionary just announced the MV4 IP Multiviewer, a multiwindowing solution for monitoring or displaying multiple sources simultaneously. The MV4 IP Multiviewer can mix and match input resolutions, scale any video input up to 4K UHD and route to any input window to combine up to four sources in a single 4K image. Designed for small […]

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Barix’s IP Former Transforms Analog Loudspeakers Into Networked IP Speakers

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Barix is now shipping its IP Former for transforming analog loudspeakers into networked IP speakers. Enabling upgrades of existing audio deployments to support advanced IP functionality, the new module lets systems integrators and installers offer customers a digital audio environment using their current speakers. Replacing the 70/100-volt transformer traditionally used with analog loudspeakers, IP Former […]

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Moments that Matter — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

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A quick introduction to my DPAA introduction: I knew a bit about the association before my time in the AV industry; I started working in advertising in New York City in 2013. Seven-ish years in ad agencies later (I worked here, then here, and now here), working mostly in digital media with some print mixed […]

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Creativity and ‘Disruptivity’ During COVID-19 — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

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Hello everyone — I am your host for today’s recap of the DPAA Video Everywhere Summit. If you joined us last time, you’ll see that the event, was, in fact, virtual this year. And it was hosted on rAVe’s own LAVNCH platform! Exciting! If you’re not familiar, DPAA is the global trade marketing association that […]

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SNA Displays Supplies Indoor Digital Displays for Bradley University

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SNA Displays provided three indoor digital displays for Bradley University’s newly developed Business and Engineering Convergence Center (BECC) in Peoria, Illinois. Management and installation of each of the new LED screens was coordinated by Conference Technologies, a provider of audiovisual, information technology and communications services. The BECC offers 270,000 square feet of academic space, featuring […]

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BenQ Now Shipping RP02 Series Interactive Flat Panels

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BenQ is now shipping its new RP02 Series interactive flat panels (IFPs), designed for in-person and remote collaborative meetings. The cloud-enabled RP02 Series IFPs feature cloud whiteboarding for Windows and Android, a new user interface and annotation tools, mobile interactivity, duo screen and signage messaging capabilities. The 4K UHD IFP series is available in three […]

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Mood Media Joins DPAA

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DPAA announced today, the third and final day of its annual Video Everywhere Summit, that Mood Media has joined the association. Mood Media, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is an on-premise and connected media solutions company dedicated to elevating the customer experience. The company provides in-store media solutions that help businesses connect with their customers, enhance […]

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Shuttle Expands Product Range With All-in-One Player and Digital Signage Display

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Shuttle has expanded its product range to include an all-in-one player and vertically-oriented digital signage display with an elongated bar-type format. The D230 is a turnkey signage player has been designed specifically for shelf advertising in retail stores. An integrated camera allows target-group-specific content to be played using biometric recognition. The bright 23.1-inch screen can […]

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National CineMedia’s New NCM/DOOH Group Joins DPAA

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DPAA announced at its annual Video Everywhere Summit that National CineMedia (NCM)’s new NCM/DOOH group has joined the association. Colorado-based National CineMedia (NCM) is the largest cinema advertising network in the U.S., with 20,900 movie screens in more than 1,700 theaters across 190 designated market areas (DMAs), including each of the top 50. NCM Digital […]

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Three Reasons Free Isn’t the Answer

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Unfortunately, we’ve hit the second wave of COVID-19. Here’s wishing you, your families and your colleagues are safe and healthy. I like the clarity that comes with hindsight. Now’s a great time to look back at some of the business strategies we either initiated (or considered initiating) way back at the beginning of the pandemic. […]

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September: An Interesting Month for Trade Shows

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In case you were not paying attention during the month of September, a few news stories broke regarding industry trade shows: Sept. 16 — ISE announced it was moving from February to June for 2021. Soon after Sept. 16 — InfoComm announced it was keeping its previously planned June dates. Sept. 21 — DSE announces […]

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Meaningful Engagement During a Pandemic — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

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Every year, the DPAA, or Digital Place Based Advertising Association, hosts an event called the Video Everywhere Summit. The event is traditionally held in New York City, positioned as “the largest one-day omnichannel marketing event of the year.” It usually, impressively, includes big household names — last year, it was Adidas, Deloitte, IBM, HP and […]

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