An Analysis of Crestron’s ‘Town Hall’ Sessions: Addressing the Supply Chain

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It is no secret to the AV world that most companies have dealt with incredible supply chain issues in the past 18 months. We hear horror stories of companies changing ship dates from weeks, to months to even years. It is not uncommon today to hear of 18 -24-month ship dates. For some reason, much […]

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Sustainability in AV Organization Launches First SAVe Certification Program

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The Sustainability in AV (SAVe) nonprofit organization launched its first SAVe Certification Program on June 21, 2022, in partnership with Washington-based audiovisual integrator, Tempest Technologies. “Tempest Technologies has always recognized our responsibility to the community,” said owner of Tempest Technologies, Debbie Williamson. “Becoming SAVe Certified is part of our effort to take that commitment a step further. It […]

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Here Is a List of Some Products You’ll See at Exertis Almo’s Fall 2022 E4 Shows

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Exertis Almo says it is expecting the showroom floor of this week’s Washington, D.C. E4 Experience to be buzzing with local-area resellers, integrators and their end users looking to see the newest in AV. The E4 Experience is heading to Washington, D.C. Sept. 23 and Boston Oct. 20. Both will feature dramatic showrooms packed with […]

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Stat AV Is Changing the Integration Game

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It’s a complaint we’ve heard time and time again in the AV industry — that there’s something missing in the relationship between manufacturers and integrators. It’s quite an important, symbiotic relationship, and in today’s climate, there is no room for miscommunication or inefficiency. This is something the Stat AV team identified during their time spent […]

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Ricoh to Acquire Cenero

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Ricoh announced the acquisition of Cenero, LLC, an audiovisual technology, unified communications and IT solutions provider. Headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Cenero offers a range of solutions that improve communication, drive productivity and empower collaboration.  Their suite of solutions includes systems design and delivery, as well as managed services that complement Ricoh’s portfolio of remote and hybrid […]

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Pearl Tech Hosts Successful 2nd Annual Showcase

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Earlier this week, #AVTweeps descended upon the Peoria Riverfront Museum for the Second Annual Pearl Technology Showcase. Over 150 AV professionals gathered to check out the latest ProAV solutions from companies like AtlasIED, Q-SYS, Absen, Sonance, Top Shelf Digital Media and more. “This year’s Showcase was a success,” proclaimed Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I, senior vice […]

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Crestron Responds to Aurora’s Latest Marketing Email

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You might remember the conversation that took #AVtweep LinkedIn by storm last month, all stemming from an Aug. 10 marketing email from Aurora Multimedia. Social Media Recap: Aurora Calls Out Crestron in Recent Marketing Email This week, Crestron responded by issuing a cease-and-desist order. Aurora then sent out the following second marketing email Sept. 13: […]

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Shure MV7 Is Now a Zoom Personal Workspace Certified ‘ProMic’

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Shure designed the MV7 microphone specifically for UCC applications. The MV7 microphone enhanced its status as a top microphone for hybrid work, becoming one of the first to be certified under the “ProMic” category of Zoom’s Personal Workspace Certified Hardware. As you likely know, the Zoom Hardware Certification Program helps customers identify hardware solutions that […]

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Tech Updates in Traditional HOW Spaces: The Challenges

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. As time and technology have progressed, styles and trends have shifted in the house-of-worship world just as they have in the rest of it. In the HOW market, these shifts are especially difficult to reconcile — HOWs often have limited resources as well as significant […]

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Will Supply Chain and Inventory Problems Change AV?

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In mid-August, Gary Kayye shared an advertisement from Aurora on his LinkedIn page. In the advertisement, Aurora took on Crestron’s well-known stock issue directly. You can read more about the various reactions in Steph Beckett’s blog post here. The comments are interesting as a real-life experiment regarding what works with advertising — or what doesn’t. […]

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CEDIA Expo Releases Matchmaking App for Attendees, Peers and Exhibitors

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CEDIA Expo announced a matchmaking application to connect attendees with peers and exhibitors. Powered by Grip, “the first artificial intelligence-powered event networking solution,” CEDIA Expo’s mobile app is designed to facilitate intelligent business matchmaking, product discovery and relevant content to engage attendees pre-show, on-site and post-show. “There has been a pent-up demand to return to […]

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Riedel Communications Acquires SDNsquare

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Riedel Communications says it has expanded its competence team in the area of real-time IP network orchestration and SDN (Software Defined Networks) control with the acquisition of SDNsquare. Belgium-based SDNsquare is a technology provider of Software Defined Network solutions for “complex and demanding” IP-based media installations. The companies say its technology has been proven in numerous […]

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Why CEDIA Expo, a Home Tech Show, Added UCC to Its 2022 Event

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I have been attending CEDIA Expo since 1991; I think it was the first-ever CEDIA show, in fact. It was in Dallas, Texas, and (if my memory serves me right) it was in the Dallas Market Center. It’s always been one of my favorite trade shows. It’s like the state fair of trade shows — […]

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AIMS Alliance Adds Sencore, AVPro Edge and Astrodesign

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The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) announced that Astrodesign, AVPro Edge and Sencore have become AIMS members. The three companies join AIMS as the adoption of SMPTE ST 2110 continues to accelerate in the broadcast market and as the alliance’s Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) set of open standards and specifications gains momentum in […]

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How Tripp Lite Ended Up in the Global News

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We all know the brand Tripp Lite with its product line of power strips, UPS and other IT peripherals. If you don’t know the brand made popular at PC retail chains and residential installers, you may know Tripp Lite as a leading supplier of “power quality” products and connectivity solutions including single-phase uninterruptible power supply […]

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Exertis Almo Plans Two Single-Day E4 Experience Events for Fall 2022

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For the first time in three years and as a fully unified division, Exertis Almo is returning to the Eastern region to deliver two single-day E4 Experience events that cater specifically to local area resellers, integrators and their end users. Billed as the most recognized and valuable one-day education/training and product showcase, the E4 Experience is heading to Washington, D.C. […]

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Shure Microflex Ecosystem Now Integrates With Netgear M4250 Switches

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With the goal of simplifying network integration of its product line, Shure is teaming up with Netgear to deliver faster and more reliable integration when installing Shure Microflex Ecosystem products with the Netgear AV Line M4250 switches. The combination of Shure’s legacy in AV, along with Netgear’s commitment to AV-over-IP will help integrators with limited […]

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XTEN-AV Receives Utility Patent

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XTEN-AV, a cloud-based AV design software, is now patented in the United States Patents and Trademarks Office. The patent number US 11,379,193 B2, recognizes the technology behind the audiovisual software, making it the only AV design and documentation software with a utility patent. XTEN says the patent further increases the reliability of the systems design […]

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Digital Signage Experience Partners With NSCA for 2022 Show

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Questex’s Digital Signage Experience 2022 (DSE) just announced a partnership with NSCA (National Systems Contractors Association) that will see them participate in the DSE Show Nov. 17-19, 2022, in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. NSCA is an organization that serves those who work in the integration industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying […]

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VESA Announces ClearMR Compliance Test Specification

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today introduced the ClearMR Compliance Test Specification (ClearMR), an industry standard and logo program that provides a new quality metric for grading motion blur in digital displays. ClearMR is applicable to both LCD and emissive display products, including display panels, TVs, monitors and computers with embedded displays, such as […]

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Re Mago Announces Strategic Partnership With LG Business Solutions

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Re Mago, a software development company for visual collaboration solutions, including Valarea, has announced a strategic partnership with LG Business Solutions. This new partnership integrates Valarea inside LG interactive displays. “Our partnership with Valarea delivers a set of tools that enhance business results,” said Joao Moreira, partner alliances manager at LG Business Solutions Europe. “Thanks […]

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Social Media Recap: Aurora Calls Out Crestron in Recent Marketing Email

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If you’re a true #AVtweep or if you’re someone who frequents LinkedIn somewhat often, you may have seen the screenshot below from an email from Aurora. According to the email, Aurora‘s VPX 1GBPS AV-over-IP solutions claim to be the “solution for Crestron NVX lead time issues.” The email also says Aurora’s solution can perform everything […]

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Snap One Acquires Clare Controls

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Snap One announced the acquisition of Clare Controls, maker of the ClareOne smart home and security systems. This is a big deal, obviously, as SnapOne already owns Control4. Since Snap One entered an exclusive distribution partnership with Clare Controls in 2019, the ClareOne system has been providing a hybrid smart home and security solution for […]

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