Logitech Updates RightSight 2 Software With Speaker View for Hybrid Meeting Equity

Logitech announced an initiative to create more equitable experiences for hybrid workers with RightSight 2 software that now simultaneously presents both a close-up view of the individual speaker and a view of the entire meeting room during video calls. RightSight 2 auto-framing technology allows far-end participants to follow the active speaker while also getting situational […]

Logitech Updates RightSight 2 Software With Speaker View for Hybrid Meeting Equity

Origin Acoustics Announces Availability of New Professional Collection In-Ceiling and Pendant Speakers

Origin Acoustics announced that the new Professional Collection In-Ceiling and Pendant Speakers are now available for shipping. Each model is a two-way loudspeaker with a pivoting silk DPSD tweeter that utilizes Origin’s patented Multi-Motion Pivoting for aiming and dispersion. The new in-ceiling models are available in three sizes: the PC50, PC60 and PC80. The new […]

Origin Acoustics Announces Availability of New Professional Collection In-Ceiling and Pendant Speakers

Access Networks Releases A350 Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Point

Access Networks has broadened its line of Wi-Fi 6 certified wireless access points with the addition of an AP suited for smaller environments and modest networking requirements. The A350 Wi-Fi access point joins Access Networks’ A550, A650 and A750. The A350 provides an entry-point into Wi-Fi connectivity, supporting the range, speed and coverage associated with Wi-Fi […]

Access Networks Releases A350 Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Point

Just Add Power Releases 718KVM and 749KVM Transmitters in Response to Downmixing Chipset Shortage

Just Add Power released the 718KVM and 749KVM transmitters that will take the place of the 718AVPs and 749AVPs models. Built during a time when the solutions’ Dolby downmixing chipset is in short supply, the new transmitters support keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) as well as stereo audio breakout. The transmitters are field-modifiable in the […]

Just Add Power Releases 718KVM and 749KVM Transmitters in Response to Downmixing Chipset Shortage

Biamp Releases Desono DX Line of Ceiling and Surface-Mount Loudspeakers

Biamp introduced Desono DX, a new line of high-output ceiling and surface-mount loudspeakers that will replace Biamp’s Desono D Series loudspeakers. Desono DX loudspeakers integrate many of the features from the D Series, including the same intelligibility, uniform coverage and what Biamp says is the shallowest back cans in the industry. The new DX series […]

Biamp Releases Desono DX Line of Ceiling and Surface-Mount Loudspeakers

Is Remote Work Working? 7 Insights Into the Future of Remote Work

By Mike Yeomans BlueJeans While most of us have been finding ways to adjust to working outside of the office, researchers have been busy studying it. Many are wondering, what is the future of remote working? What researchers have learned through studying trends and reactions about remote work may surprise you. Read on for some […]

Is Remote Work Working? 7 Insights Into the Future of Remote Work

Unwelcome Surprises 

Everyone likes surprises. I know I do. At least, I like fun surprises. You know, like parties, or free marzipan. To be fair, not all surprises are fun, and most of us don’t like those ones. The series of natural disasters that have assailed British Columbia for a month (although it feels a lot longer) […]

Unwelcome Surprises 

CEDIA Announces David Weinstein as Chair of Board of Directors, Names 2022 Executive Committee Officers

The CEDIA board of directors announced the unanimous election of David Weinstein as its new chair and listed new officers that will serve as its 2022 executive committee. The appointments are as follows: David Weinstein, chairperson: vice resident, residential sales at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. He is responsible for product specification and sales across Lutron’s […]

CEDIA Announces David Weinstein as Chair of Board of Directors, Names 2022 Executive Committee Officers

Vanco Expands Beale Street Audio Line With Landscape Subwoofer, Speaker and Accessory Stake Kit

Vanco has expanded its Beale Street Audio line with three new products: a ten-inch Down-Firing Landscape Subwoofer, four-inch Landscape Speaker and a Landscape Accessory Stake Kit. The four-inch Pendant Speaker joins its six-inch predecessor in this line, offering a smaller form factor but the same indoor/outdoor rating and a mounting system that allows it to […]

Vanco Expands Beale Street Audio Line With Landscape Subwoofer, Speaker and Accessory Stake Kit

A Holiday Unlike Any Other

This has been a holiday season like none other I’ve experienced. It was so different from past Christmases that it’s difficult to quantify it. Considering that we’re two years into COVID-19 and its effects on, well, everything, that would make sense. It’s just that this Christmas season is even different from 2020’s season, the first […]

A Holiday Unlike Any Other

Gaming Accessories Market Growth Aided by a Growing End-User Group: At-Home Workers

By Maxym Dmytriyev Futuresource Consulting According to Futuresource Consulting’s latest Gaming Headset Market H2 2021 report, the overall gaming accessories market is expected to grow 10% year-on-year in 2021, despite a deceleration in volume and value growth compared to 2020. Onset by the continuous efforts in combating COVID-19’s spread, work-from-home trends have supported market growth, […]

Gaming Accessories Market Growth Aided by a Growing End-User Group: At-Home Workers

MAXHUB Introduces UC M40 360-degree All-in-One Camera for Immersive Meeting Experience

MAXHUB introduced the UC M40 360-Degree All-in-One camera. Designed for huddle to small-sized meeting spaces, the UC M40 tracks every face and follows every word when placed in the center of the table. The UC M40 integrates four 4k cameras to create a 360-degree camera with speakers and voice-tracking microphones. It combines this with four-lens […]

MAXHUB Introduces UC M40 360-degree All-in-One Camera for Immersive Meeting Experience

Barix Announces Paging Gateway M400 Hardware to Enable Paging from Smartphones to Analog PA Systems

Barix announced its newest paging and public address application, the Paging Gateway M400 hardware. The new device enables paging from smartphones into almost any existing analog PA system. The new gateway also integrates into Barix’s fully IP-based IC Paging solution for zone-based paging from web browsers and mobile devices. Integrating with most existing analog paging […]

Barix Announces Paging Gateway M400 Hardware to Enable Paging from Smartphones to Analog PA Systems

8K Association Announces Certified 8K TV Specification Update; Prime Video Now a Member

The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group dedicated to promoting the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has published an updated certified 8K TV performance specification for the 8K Association Certified mark program. The updated specification adds new decoding requirements, image quality metrics and a game mode. The 8KA also announced new member growth in the […]

8K Association Announces Certified 8K TV Specification Update; Prime Video Now a Member

TRENDnet Announces New Wireless HDMI Extender Kit with Audio Support, Includes New Add-on Transmitters

TRENDnet announced a wireless 4K-capable presentation system HDMI Extender Kit with Audio Support (TWP-100R1K) and the 4K Wireless HDMI Add-On Transmitters (TWP-101T). The TWP-100R1K kit includes a TWP-101R receiver and one TWP-101T transmitter. This wireless presentation system allows multiple users to share their screen via HDMIO rather than USB. Four users are able to wirelessly […]

TRENDnet Announces New Wireless HDMI Extender Kit with Audio Support, Includes New Add-on Transmitters

Access Networks Offering Line of Testing and Analysis Tools from NetAlly

Access Networks announced it’s making it easier for integrators to design, deploy, validate and troubleshoot wired and wireless residential Wi-Fi networks by offering a full range of testing and analysis tools from NetAlly. Access Networks’ new line of NetAlly products provides visibility for problem-solving, streamlined workflow, reduced service calls and greater customer satisfaction through network optimization […]

Access Networks Offering Line of Testing and Analysis Tools from NetAlly

Clare Controls Releases Winter Update to Enhance System Security and Control Features

Clare Controls has a “Winter Update” for its system control that focuses on enhanced security features, provides dealers with new system management options and adds 10 new drivers for native integration of more third-party peripherals. For end users, a redesigned pull-down menu in the ClareOne Panel now provides instant access to control volume, screen brightness […]

Clare Controls Releases Winter Update to Enhance System Security and Control Features

Auton Motorized Systems’ ‘Dream Machine’ Under the Bed Lift Chosen for Install in Client Bedroom

Auton Motorized Systems announced that integration company Welcome Home Living selected Auton’s Dream Machine Under the Bed Lift to conceal displays in a client’s bedroom. The lift conceals displays without needing additional furniture and enables control via the remote of their choosing. The Dream Machine fits flat-screens up to 80 inches in size under any bed, lifts […]

Auton Motorized Systems’ ‘Dream Machine’ Under the Bed Lift Chosen for Install in Client Bedroom

BenQ Releases 4K LK936ST Laser Projector as Part of Laser DLP Lineup

BenQ released the first 4K laser projector in its Laser DLP lineup, the LK936ST laser projector. The 4K UHD 5100 ANSI lumen projector is built for home and commercial golf simulators and is available for $5,849. It features 92% Rec. 709 color coverage for more realistic golf course hues, 20,000 hours of maintenance-free use and […]

BenQ Releases 4K LK936ST Laser Projector as Part of Laser DLP Lineup

DSP Concepts Partners With Samsung To Provide Voice Pre-Processing for Portable Integrated Smart Speaker

DSP Concepts announced that it is working with Samsung on a new concept product: Samsung’s “The Freestyle,” a portable screen with an integrated smart speaker. DSP Concepts collaborated with Samsung to provide voice pre-processing to craft a custom solution for The Freestyle based on the TalkTo audio front end technology. TalkTo combines advanced signal processing techniques […]

DSP Concepts Partners With Samsung To Provide Voice Pre-Processing for Portable Integrated Smart Speaker

Interoperability for Pros — Part 2

In the initial installment, I talked about how the smart home designation “works with” often has a greater nuance that involves “sort of works with.” Also, for a large part of it, many manufacturers have left it to the installers and end users to figure things out for themselves. That’s where the ball lies, but […]

Interoperability for Pros — Part 2

EnGenius Technologies Releases ECW336 Wi-Fi 6E Access Point

EnGenius Technologies announced the release of the Wi-Fi 6E access point designed for the SMB market. Featuring the Qualcomm Networking Pro 1210 platform, the ECW336 Wi-Fi 6E indoor ceiling mount tri-band access point was developed for use in the recently unleashed 6 GHz spectrum. The EnGenius Cloud ECW336 access point marks the company’s first venture into […]

EnGenius Technologies Releases ECW336 Wi-Fi 6E Access Point

Savant Intros Ascend Keypad Line With Custom Lighting and Control Features

Savant introduced the Ascend Keypad line, featuring two-, four- and five-button configurations that provide integrators with an on-wall control solution. Ascend Keypads offer fully customizable functionality within the Savant smart home ecosystem and are available in nine finishes. Ascend keypads provide users with control of many smart home features, including Savant’s Daylight Mode that triggers […]

Savant Intros Ascend Keypad Line With Custom Lighting and Control Features

XGIMI Debuts Aura Ultra Short-Throw Laser Projector at CES

XGIMI’s new 4K ultra short-throw laser projector, the Aura, just debuted at CES. The XGIMI Aura claims to project images at up to 150 inches while only being 20 inches away from the screen and uses DLP technology. Features of the XGIMI Aura include: HDR10 with 2400 ANSI lumens of brightness. Integrated with Android TV […]

XGIMI Debuts Aura Ultra Short-Throw Laser Projector at CES

Z-Wave Alliance 2022 Ecosystem Report Finds Strong Market Desire to Expand Smart Home Security and Control Ecosystems

The Z-Wave Alliance announces the release of its third-annual Z-Wave State of the Ecosystem Report. The newly available report, fielded in cooperation with Interpret, leverages a mix of syndicated data to provide a baseline of the overall smart home market landscape as well as data collected from a custom quantitative survey of 1,500 U.S.- based smart […]

Z-Wave Alliance 2022 Ecosystem Report Finds Strong Market Desire to Expand Smart Home Security and Control Ecosystems

SiliconCore Technology Will Debut MicroLED Display Solutions at CES This Week

SiliconCore Technology is debuting its microLED display solutions at CES in Las Vegas this week. SiliconCore has three patents relevant to microLED displays. The Common Cathode patent, held since 2011, offers 10-20 degrees cooler operating temperatures at up to 200% higher brightness levels. Its patented ZACH technology widens the dynamic range to near Rec. 2020 […]

SiliconCore Technology Will Debut MicroLED Display Solutions at CES This Week

THE rAVe Agency and HB Live Inc. Partner to Create LAVNCH HYBRID

THE rAVe Agency and HB Live Inc., a full-service event production company, have partnered to create LAVNCH HYBRID, an on-site and remote event production resource. LAVNCH combines virtual events, press conferences, shows, meetings, webinars and a publication to grab the audience’s attention — both in person and virtually. THE rAVe Agency unveiled LAVNCH nearly two […]

THE rAVe Agency and HB Live Inc. Partner to Create LAVNCH HYBRID

Extron Now Shipping Power Management Solution for Small, Medium AV Systems

Extron is shipping the IPL EXP PDU4H control system power expansion interface. This compact interface is designed to provide centralized power management for small and medium-sized AV systems. It delivers the ability to control individual AC outputs remotely and allows for aggregate current sensing. The IPL EXP PDU4H is Ethernet enabled and features four AC […]

Extron Now Shipping Power Management Solution for Small, Medium AV Systems

Log4j Could Drive New Business for AV

In late December, a flaw in software that is ubiquitous around the world was reported, and it sent cybersecurity pros into a frenzy and turned the hairs of technology pros gray. There are countless articles about this vulnerability, so I am not going to go deep into the technology of what occurs. Here is what […]

Log4j Could Drive New Business for AV

LG Thin Clients Adopt IGEL OS, Will Be Available Spring 2022

Leading thin client provider LG Electronics and IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, announced that the IGEL OS will be available pre-loaded on many of LG’s All-in-One Thin Clients, starting in the spring of 2022. This milestone in the collaboration between IGEL and LG Business Solutions is a result of the […]

LG Thin Clients Adopt IGEL OS, Will Be Available Spring 2022

Modus VR Announces Modus Match Partner Program To Expedite Product Registration for Partners

Modus VR announced the Modus Match Partner Program that expedites the addition of leading partners’ products into Modus VR software and projects. Modus says 19 AV companies have already joined the new program, and dozens are in progress across the enterprise and residential sectors. Many partners already have products in the Modus VR database and […]

Modus VR Announces Modus Match Partner Program To Expedite Product Registration for Partners

Nortek Control Releases 27 New Drivers for ELAN Control Solutions

Nortek Control announced 27 new drivers for ELAN control solutions and whole-house entertainment. The new drivers enhance the collaboration between Nortek Control engineers and third-party driver developers and vendor partners.  Through the efforts of Nortek Control, other vendors and third-party developers, the following new drivers are now available. Complete product models and details can be […]

Nortek Control Releases 27 New Drivers for ELAN Control Solutions