Here’s the World’s First Non-Socially Distanced Concert, Thanks to L-Acoustics

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“Haere Mai Wellington, welcome to the biggest show on earth!” exclaimed Six60’s lead singer Matiu Walters to an exhilarated 32,000-strong audience at Wellington’s Sky Stadium. In fact, crowds at open-air venues welcomed the homegrown band on each of their six shows for their Six60 Saturday’s tour in early 2021. Throughout the tour, fans enjoyed the band’s electrifying […]

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PS Audio Now Shipping PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST)

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PS Audio is shipping its PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST), designed for disc playback from SACD, CD and other optical disc formats. The new PerfectWave SACD Transport is capable of playing stereo audio from most types of optical discs, including SACD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD-R*/-RW*/+R*/+RW*(*audio data file only). In addition, the PST will play the […]

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Planar Releases MGP Series Fine-Pitch LED Displays

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Planar expanded its fine pitch LED display solutions with the release of the Planar MGP Series. With the new Planar MGP Series, Planar is trying to make fine pitch LED a closer alternative (cost-wise) to projection or tiled LCD environments including retail settings, classrooms, lecture halls and houses of worship, as well as digital signage […]

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Audio-Technica Now Shipping New Omnidirectional and Cardioid Condenser Mics

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Audio-Technica is shipping the new ES945O/XLR omnidirectional condenser boundary microphone and ES947C/XLR cardioid condenser boundary microphone — replacing A-T’s ES945 and ES947. The ES945O/XLR and ES947C/XLR add IPX4 water resistance, protecting the microphones from splashes of water and making them even more ideal conferencing and monitoring solutions for a wide range of applications. With their […]

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AVer Information Launches DL30 AI-Based Auto Tracking Distance Learning Camera

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AVer Information announced the launch the DL30, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Auto Tracking Distance Learning Camera. Designed specifically for the K-12 distance learning classroom but can be used in training, houses of worship and UCC spaces, the DL30 boasts advanced AI to automatically detect the teacher’s movement in the classroom, allowing them to focus on […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Upgrades E Series Stand-Alone Large Format Displays

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced its upgraded E Series stand-alone large format displays. Designed with corporate, education and indoor digital signage applications in mind, the improved E Series is native 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution with a slim bezel design, giving users the opportunity to share content, whether in small information installations or built-in […]

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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Debuts Omega-16 Multi-Zone UHF/VHF Distribution System

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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) has announced the debut of the Omega-16 multi-zone receiver and antenna distribution system. The Omega-16 has four sets of diversity antenna inputs (eight total) and 16 sets of diversity outputs (32 total). Available in both UHF and VHF, the RF bandpass filtering for the UHF unit is at 470-616 MHz, while […]

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Dynacord Intros MXE5 24 x 24 Matrix for IP-Based Peripherals With Dante and AES70-Compliant Control

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Dynacord’s MXE5 is a 24×24 matrix/communications hub for IP-based peripherals integrated with Dante and AES70-compliant control aimed at fixed installations in stadiums, sports venues, convention, conference and event centers, churches and larger educational facilities. Dynacord just improved the MXE5’s DSP configuration by adding the SONICUE sound system software for control. In addition, MXE5 now features […]

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Listen Technologies Announces ListenTALK 2.0, Expanding Possibilities for Multi-Language Interpretation

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Listen Technologies Corporation has announced ListenTALK 2.0, adding functionality to overcome the challenges that distance, background noise, hearing loss and face coverings pose to communications. The new functionality makes it easier for interpreters using ListenTALK to listen to audio in one language and speak the words in another language without having to carry additional equipment. […]

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Sony Intros XVS-G1 Entry-Level Live Production Switcher with 4K

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The newest addition to Sony’s switcher family, the XVS-G1, is an entry-level compact live production switcher that includes a new video processing engine, 4K and 1080p support with a modern design. Optimized for live production needs including news, entertainment, sports as well as houses of worship, corporations and educational institutions, the XVS-G1 system is intended […]

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Extron Announces Availability of the SSP 200 Surround Sound Processor

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Extron announced the availability of the SSP 200 Surround Sound Processor designed for pro AV applications in corporate and commercial environments. This new processor automatically decodes Dolby and DTS formats from HDMI sources to discrete audio outputs. Providing up to ten built-in outputs, plus additional outputs via an EXP port, the SSP 200 provides the […]

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Resources for Becoming Your Best AV Self

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V During the spring E4v, I was asked about my resources. For me, that’s an almost overwhelming question. Yes, I’m a bit of a bookhound, but there are also people, organizations, websites and papers that I’ve found invaluable over the years. Like many of you, I tripped into this whole […]

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As Churches Return To Live Events and Services, What Next?

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A year ago, churches nationwide unexpectedly were thrust into exclusively doing virtual events and services, over many months. With churches recently returning to live services, and the worst relating to the pandemic seemingly behind us … what now? Over these past 12 months, churches have adapted on the fly. Many have begun hosting live services […]

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A Fully Virtual Regional HOW Event

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As you may recall from previous columns, I serve on the overall planning committee for a regional faith-based event in North Carolina. Pilgrimage, a large-scale event for United Methodist youth and their adult leaders, traditionally takes place in person during the second weekend in November each year. As you can imagine, that was not the […]

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Studio Technologies Enhances Model 5422A Dante Intercom Audio Engine

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Studio Technologies announces the enhanced Model 5422A Dante Intercom Audio Engine. Like the original Model 5422, the new design is a cost-effective solution for creating party-line (PL) intercom circuits when used with Dante-compatible products. The “A” version offers a sophisticated Auto Mix function for enhanced party-line and audio mixing applications. The unit also includes expanded […]

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DVDO Releases New H264/5-Encoder and Decoder

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DVDO introduced DVDO-H264/5-Encoder and DVDO-H264/5-Decoder to convert Full HD 1080p video from any HDMI source into H.264/5 streams over IP for use in video walls, video routing systems and livestreaming broadcasts. An encoder can be paired with a decoder to transmit 1080p video streams up to 100 meters / 330’ via a single Ethernet cable […]

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SurgeX Now Shipping Squid Power Management Device

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SurgeX is shipping its Squid power management device; a boxed network control, AC and DC analytics and front-end protection with patented Multi-Stage surge elimination, along with the remote analytics and monitoring features of the SurgeX enVision. Squid includes SurgeX Axess ELITE capabilities such as sequencing, scheduling, auto-ping, IP Control, and monitoring and features built-in diagnostic […]

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Sharp NEC Solutions Upgrades ME and MC Series Projectors

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced its upgraded ME and MC Series projectors. Primarily designed for K-12 education, the upgraded projectors leverage new lamp technology that increases the brightness to between 4,000 and 4,500 lumens and features the longest lamp life on the market, extending to 20,000 hours in ECO mode. Increased lumens equals brighter projection, […]

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Audio-Technica Intros Two New Miniature Boundary Microphones

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Audio-Technica has introduced two new miniature, space-saving boundary microphones: the ES945O/TB3 omnidirectional condenser boundary microphone and the ES947C/TB3 cardioid condenser boundary microphone. Like their larger counterparts (ES945O/XLR and ES947C/XLR, also recently introduced), these mics are suitable for conferencing, recording, monitoring and other demanding sound pickup applications, but the ultra-compact design enables highly inconspicuous tabletop, ceiling […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases KIT-400 Auto-Switcher/Scaler Kit

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Kramer Electronics’ KIT-400 is an auto-switcher/scaler kit for 4K HDMI and VGA over HDBaseT. The KIT-400 extends video signals to up to 130 feet (40 meters) over CAT copper cables at up to 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24bpp video resolution and provides further reach for lower HD video resolutions. The full kit includes the KIT-400T transmitter/switcher and […]

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Marshall Electronics to Launch 4K Version of NDI PTZ Camera

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Marshall Electronics just told rAVe the they intend to launch a new 4K version of its NDI PTZ cameras (the CV730-BHN) late Q3 and it will have 30x optical zoom along with NDI, NDI |HX and simultaneous 12GSDI/HDMI 2.0 outputs. Also planned for later this year, Marshall will release its CV620-BI with 20x optical zoom […]

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Quicklink Debuts New All-in-One Hybrid Production Streaming Switcher

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If you’ve been considering Epiphan, consider this instead: a company called Quicklink just debuted an all-in-one hybrid production streaming switcher, the STS410, packed with both live and on-line virtual conference features including waiting/green rooms for multiple participants, automatic cloud mix-minus, the ability to stream to multiple concurrent services such as Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo Live […]

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ATEN Technology Launches 2-Port USB 4K HDMI Cable KVM Switch With Remote Port Selector

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ATEN Technology today announced the launch of its $121, 2-Port USB 4K HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Remote Port Selector (CS22H). The CS22H handles up to 4,096×2,160 resolutions (4K DCA) signals, via HDMI, has two USB 2.0 ports as well as audio and mic ports and is aimed at video production, graphic designers, CAD engineers, […]

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PreSonus Ships Studio One 5 Professional Version 5.2

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PreSonus is shipping Studio One 5 Professional version 5.2, the second feature update to its digital audio workstation software for macOS and Windows. Version 5.2 adds more than 30 new features and improvements, many of which are based on user requests, including major new features for composers and performers. Studio One 5.2’s new Sound Variations […]

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Don’t Ignore the Importance of Audio When Focused on Upgrades for Video

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Over the last year, churches nationwide have seen how vital quality video and streaming are in spreading the message. For churches that weren’t streaming before last March, the sudden rush to begin left behind various technical issues. Following weeks of lockdowns and reduced capacity for in-person services, many churches now look to further improve their […]

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Atlantic Technology Launches Gatecrasher3 PowerBar

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Atlantic Technology just launched the Gatecrasher3 PowerBar, three products in one: a Dolby 3.0 LCR sound bar, a Streaming Music System and a Wireless Multiroom Audio System. Using three ways to be wireless, SKAA, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the Gatecrasher3 is designed to replace the AV Receiver at $799. This Dolby 3.0 sound bar can be […]

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Powersoft Now Offers Dynamic Routing Embedded Within Fixed Install Amplifier Platforms

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Powersoft is now able to offer system integrators the ability to scale inputs and zones with the dynamic routing capabilities embedded on its fixed install amplifier platforms. According to the company, this ability makes it easier to share variable music sources locally and/or between different zones in small- / medium-sized venues, independently from the source […]

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Barco Releases Newest Generation of UniSee 500 LCD Video Wall System

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Barco just launched the second generation of its UniSee 500 LCD video wall system aimed at control rooms, corporate lobbies, meeting rooms and television studios. The Barco UniSee LCD video wall platform claims the world’s smallest optical seam and almost eliminates the “grids” that traditionally interrupt content shown on LCD video walls. The platform was […]

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Vestel Visual Solutions Adds Q Series Display Range

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Vestel Visual Solutions announced the expansion of its display range Thursday with the arrival of the new Q Series family. Featuring four new 24/7 models — the 65” QN65, 55” QN55 and QP55, and 49” QP49 — the Q Series is UHD resolution (3,840×2,160) and HDR 10 on the QN65 and QN55, and FHD resolution […]

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New Las Vegas Church Opens — Main Auditorium Outfitted With Alcons Pro-Ribbon System

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Attracting around 4,000 worshippers each week, Hope Church in Las Vegas opened a new, 1,750-seat auditorium worship center and sanctuary in December 2020. The technical infrastructure was designed and installed by church technology specialists Stark Raving Solutions (SRS), who installed an Alcons Audio pro-ribbon system in the main auditorium. At Hope Church, growth has been […]

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AJA Video Systems Releases T-TAP Pro Thunderbolt-3-Connected Device

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AJA Video Systems just unveiled T-TAP Pro, a compact and portable Thunderbolt-3-connected device that is designed to simplify 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD/SD monitoring and output over 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 on compatible Mac or PC computers. Designed for a range of production scenarios, T-TAP Pro provides video monitoring, including High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for high […]

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Lumens Digital Optics Unveils VC-BC301P 4K IP POV Camera

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Lumens Digital Optics unveiled its VC-BC301P 4K IP POV camera; a 4K 60-frame-per-second IP camera for live production, sports, HOW and corporate video capture. The VC-BC301P 4K IP POV camera uses the 1/1.8” SONY high sensitive sensor and is capable of capturing a 102-degree viewing angle and sends content via Ethernet, HDMI and USB 3.0. […]

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