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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Worship Streaming Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST By Paul Richards PTZOptics Following a socially distanced holiday season, houses of worship are continuing to look to AV professionals for the best tools to create livestreams or recorded videos of their worship services for the benefit of those viewing remotely. As the pandemic continues and these formerly in-person services […]

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KRK Releases New Generation of Powered Subwoofers

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KRK announces the latest addition to its range of studio gear with a new generation of powered subwoofers. Coming spring 2021, the new series of KRK Studio Subwoofers will be available in 8-, 10- and 12-inch variations: S8.4, S10.4 and S12.4. Building on KRK’s legacy of sonic accuracy and performance, the new KRK subwoofers deliver […]

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PreSonus Releases Retro-Inspired Analog Effects Collection

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PreSonus released five retro-inspired effects with the Analog Effects Collection. The collection includes Analog Delay, Analog Chorus, Red Light Distortion, Rotor and Tricomp. Each effect plug-in in the collection used State-Space Modeled drive stages with sonic textures to their user interfaces. Formerly only available in Studio One Professional and Artist, these plug-ins are now available […]

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Meyer Sound Now Shipping LEOPARD-M80 Narrow Coverage Line Array

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Meyer Sound is shipping its LEOPARD-M80 narrow coverage linear line array, a new variant of the LEOPARD loudspeaker designed for focused coverage and long-throw applications. LEOPARD-M80 is identical to the existing LEOPARD design except that it provides a controlled 80° horizontal pattern instead of the 110° coverage of the original model. Because the vertical coverage […]

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Arista Releases New E-Vocal Duo Audio-Over-IP Interfaces

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Arista Corporation, in conjunction with DMX Pro Sales, announced the availability of Arista’s E-Vocal Duo Audio-over-IP interfaces. The models (available on Amazon) include the ARS-0002-A00 Dante-to-analog audio interface and the ARS-0002-A01 interface, which facilitates lip-sync delay to enable sound and picture to be synchronized. Arista’s E-Vocal Duo ARS-0002-A00 converts a Dante stream into two channels […]

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Visionary Announces Two New PacketAV DUET Wallplate Encoders

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Visionary announced two new PacketAV DUET Wallplate Encoders, one featuring Bluetooth (DuetE-WP-BT) and the other featuring simplified HDMI only connectivity (DuetE-WP-H). The DuetE-WP-BT, the first of its kind, combines powerful 4K UHD video and Dante/AES67 audio embedding and de-embedding over a single gigabit ethernet (PoE) port, with built-in Bluetooth wireless audio connectivity. With Bluetooth 5.0 […]

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Electro-Voice Launches EVOLVE 50M Column Loudspeaker System

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Electro-Voice is expanding its EVOLVE series with the launch of the EVOLVE 50M column loudspeaker system. The EVOLVE 50M features Electro-Voice’s new QuickSmart Link digital audio and control technology, an onboard mixer, DSP and effects — all combined within the EVOLVE 50 format. The EVOLVE 50M is designed specifically for AV rental companies or other […]

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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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Tascam Announces TM-70 Dynamic Microphone

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Tascam announced the TM-70 Dynamic Microphone designed as a hybrid of super-cardioid and dynamic elements. According to the company, TM-70 is resistant to ambient noise and is ideally voiced to handle the nuances of the human voice — making this microphone a choice for live broadcasting, podcasting, film dialog and audio streaming. The Tascam TM-70 […]

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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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Barix Adds Remote Configuration Tool Set to IP Former

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Barix has added a new remote configuration tool set in its IP Former analog-to-IP speaker upgrade solution that makes multi-unit installation faster. Built into each IP Former device and accessible through a web browser, the new tool set enables efficient, centralized configuration of all IP Former units on the same network. The IP Former hardware […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases New Transmitter, Receiver Set

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Kramer Electronics’ PT-2UT/R-KIT is a transmitter and receiver set for USB 2.0, RS-232 and audio signals over twisted pair with two-way power over cable. The PT-2UT transmitter converts the USB input signal for transmission over category cable. The PT-2UR receiver converts the transmitted signal back to a USB signal. A wide variety of USB peripheral […]

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Meyer Takes Steps to Patent Audio Solution for Using LEDs in Movie Theaters; It’s Called Ultra Reflex

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Meyer Sound has introduced Ultra Reflex, a patent-pending solution for optimum reproduction of discrete screen channel audio on large-scale direct view (“emissive”) video displays. The complete system for each screen channel comprises a high frequency component reflecting off the screen that is coupled with a direct radiating low frequency component. The result is full bandwidth […]

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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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LED Walls or Projection for Churches: Growth in Technology Makes Decisions Tougher

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As 2020 has turned into 2021, many recently arisen challenges are continuing to confront churches. Among the challenges thrust to the forefront are those associated with recognizing the increasing value of broadcasting and streaming worship services. Even with churches having been largely open in recent months, most have been so on a limited capacity basis. […]

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ClearOne Releases New USB Cameras for UCC — Including Most Affordable Camera Ever

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ClearOne announced two new USB cameras for UCC applications; the ClearOne UNITE 10, the company’s most affordable camera ever, and the UNITE 50 4K AF that includes Auto-Framing technology for automatic single or multiperson capture. For users who want to upgrade from the basic camera included in their laptop or PC, ClearOne says the company […]

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MSE Audio Wins Prize for Shortest News Story of 2021, So Far

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MSE Audio announced cosmetic upgrades to its SoundTube BGM (background music) in-ceiling loudspeakers with upgraded flangeless magnetic grilles. SoundTube’s CM-BGM background music in-ceiling loudspeakers are designed specifically for low and suspended ceilings. The CM-BGM speakers dramatically reduce installation time with SpeedWing constant-tension mounting systems. The CM series incorporates low profile styling and seamless coverage in […]

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Tascam Updates Firmware for VS-R Series Video Streamers/Recorders

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Tascam has released a firmware update for its VS-R series video streamers/recorders which increases the number of concurrent RTMP streams from one to three. This means users can now stream simultaneously to up to three online video platforms that use the RTMP or RTMPS protocol, which include YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Wowza, Vimeo, Boxcast, DaCast and […]

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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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Liberty Square Church Picks Digital Projection Radiance for Youth Worship Room Redesign

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For many places of worship, one of the biggest challenges is maintaining active involvement across the various communities in their congregations. With time commitments of work, school, sports, events and relationships, a church requires a special combination of preachers, staff and programs to thrive in the world of today. One house of prayer that excels […]

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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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Extron Now Shipping DTP2 T 202 FB Two-Input Transmitter

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Extron announced it is shipping the DTP2 T 202 FB, a two‑input transmitter that sends DisplayPort or HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to a DTP-enabled product. Its unique form factor provides a flexible, floor box mounting solution that is compatible with offerings from OBO Bettermann, […]

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GLP Releases Streamer LED Light Source

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GLP has released something called Streamer; a small LED light source with a sole purpose of presenting hosts, interviewees and collaborators in professional, studio type lighting with the ability to be fully remote controlled by a lighting designer, if required. UL-listed, the spec includes flicker free high intensity output, with a color temperature range of […]

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Contemporary Versus Traditional Lighting for Churches

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If your church already offers different weekly services — one traditional and the other contemporary — how one approaches each is crucial to the continued growth of the church. Congregation members benefit by choosing which suits them best. When differentiating between each type of service, lighting is an extremely key place to start. In determining […]

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SynAudCon Updates Famed Audio 100 Course

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SynAudCon announced and update to its “Course 100 – Principles of Audio” and it’s already on live on the website. “Course 100 – Principles of Audio” is the fifth course to undergo such renovations by SynAudCon in the last 24 months. The newly released Course 100 underwent a six-month transformation process — expanding on topics […]

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SoundTube Releases 2-Channel Dante Amp With Built-In DSP

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SoundTube’s IPD-Hub 2 Amplifier is a two-channel Dante amp with DSP built-in. The amp is AES67 compatible and powered by PoE, PoE+ or 40-watt PoE. It includes an RJ45 Ethernet connection and can be used with Radio Design Labs Format A (RDL) or Attero Tech Axiom line level, mic level, balanced XLR or Bluetooth input […]

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