Kramer Details VP-551X 10-Port 18G 4K Controller

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Kramer Electronics’ VP-551X is a scaler/switcher for 4K@60 (4:4:4) HDMI, VGA and composite video signals. The VP-551X scales the video and provides options to use the embedded HDMI audio or breakout audio from one of ten analog audio input signals. After processing and scaling, the embedded AV signal is sent to the HDMI and the […]

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Middle Atlantic Intros Forward, Tools for Speeding Up Rack-Building

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Middle Atlantic Products launched this week Forward, a family of installation solutions that are aimed at speeding up and simplifying the building or AV gear racks. With Forward’s new rackrail, integrators can go without a drill and install the family’s blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting and other rack solutions without tools, completing the […]

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Mackie Upgrades ProFX Series

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Mackie today announced the complete redesign of its ProFXv3 Professional Effects Mixers with USB. Now with Mackie’s Onyx mic preamps, GigFX Effects Engine, 2×4 24-bit / 192kHz USB recording and a new modern design. Not only are these great for live sound in clubs, bars and venues, they are the perfect choice for home studios, […]

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Is Barco Buying Unilumin? I Believe It’s Just a Matter of Time 

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Barco just announced a strategic collaboration with Unilumin, a listed Chinese company that’s an LED manufacturer. Barco says it’s engaged in a wide-ranging partnership with Unilumin to secure a supply of LED display components, which allows broader penetration in its core markets with differentiated Barco LED visualization hardware and software solutions. But, isn’t it logical they will […]

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Eiki Intros EK-308U and EK-309W UCC Projectors

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Eiki International just launched the EK-308U and EK-309W projectors, which are aimed at meeting rooms. Using 3LCD, both the EK-308U and EK-309W are specified at 6,000 ANSI Lumens of brightness, with the EK-308U at WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution and the EK-309W at WXGA (1280×800) resolution, both using a 4,000-hour lamp. Both the EK-308U and EK-309W feature […]

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Bose Adds Accessory Line to Pro Products

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Bose Professional is offering two new accessories for its portable products: a series of Play-Through Covers for the S1 Pro multi-position PA system and a carrying case for T4S and T8S ToneMatch mixers. These accessories were designed to serve the needs of the gigging musician and preserve the integrity of Bose portable systems night after […]

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Martin Audio Ships WPS

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Martin Audio is already shipping its WPS, the fourth model in the Wavefront Precision optimized line array series. The Wavefront Precision architecture delivers improved coverage, consistency and control compared with standard line arrays, making the product series uniquely flexible, upgradeable and financially accessible. The latest addition to the Wavefront Precision range can achieve a peak […]

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Christie Claims It Has the World’s First 4K DCI RGB Laser Projector with HDR

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Christie just launched the Christie Eclipse, a 4K RGB pure laser projector featuring Christie RealLaser illumination with HDR — aimed at the ProAV market. According to Christie, the Eclipse is capable of a degree of detail and depth of color that has never been possible with any ProAV projection system. With true HDR, Christie Eclipse […]

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Check Out the New Roland MC-707 and MC-101 GROOVEBOXES

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Roland has introduced the MC-707 and MC-101 GROOVEBOXES, two self-contained production tools designed for today’s electronic music creators. These powerful products reintroduce Roland’s iconic GROOVEBOX concept to a new generation of musicians, updated with the very latest sounds and a wide range of customization options. With the versatile MC-707 and MC-101, users can create complete, […]

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Audinate Dante Domain Manager Adds Support for SMPTE 2110 and AES67

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Audinate has announced version 1.1 of Dante Domain Manager. This update to Dante Domain Manager enables support for SMPTE 2110 and AES67 within Dante domains, allowing integration of SMTPE 2110/AES67 compliant devices in a managed Dante environment. Dante Domain Manager enables administrators to secure their systems with user level authentication by domain and to scale […]

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AxeMount Dual Microphone Mount Drops from Royer Labs

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Royer Labs has announced the AxeMount Dual Microphone Mount for blending a Royer R-121 ribbon mic with a 57-styled dynamic mic. This combination of microphones has become one of the most popular methods for capturing electric guitars, and now the process is made easier than ever with the new AxeMount dual mount mic clip. Co-designed […]

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QMotion Now Has Giant-Sized Roller Shades

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To accommodate the larger windows of today’s open-concept designs, Legrand introduces its new QMotion Wider Qadvanced Shades. Showing for the first time at CEDIA Expo 2019 in Booth 905, QMotion says that its Wider Qadvanced Shades are the only motorized shades on the market, hard-wired or battery-operated, available in sizes as large as 13 feet […]

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Church AV Trends: Unusual Aspect Ratio Video Walls

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As multi-site churches expand their reach with additional locations into retail areas and school buildings to accommodate a larger attendance at these remote ‘satellite’ campuses, the needs for AVL shift away from so-called ‘big box’ venues with high ceilings and ample room to venues with lower ceilings and limited sightlines. The opportunity for audiovisual (AV) […]

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FOR-A Debuts FRC-9100 Multi-Format Frame Rate Converter

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FOR-A just introduced a multi-format frame rate converter, the FRC-9100, designed for live broadcast transmission. The FRC-9100 includes two independent channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI frame rate conversion, along with optional 4K and 12G-SDI support. Features of new FRC-9100 include: 3G/HD/SD multi-format support SD to 3G/HD up conversion Conversion with motion-compensated processing Interlace-to-Progressive conversion Timecode (LTC/VITC) conversion […]

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Panopto Now Has Extron LinkLicense for the SMP 300 Series

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Extron just introduced a new LinkLicense Upgrade for Extron SMP 300 Series Streaming Media Processors. This optional upgrade allows connection to Panopto enterprise video management systems, enabling users to live stream to Panopto and fully manage SMP recording schedules for lectures and presentations with the Panopto Video Platform. This brings additional capability to the existing […]

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LG Business Solutions Ships New Transparent OLED Display with ABCOM

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LG Business Solutions is now shipping the LG Transparent OLED digital signage display in the United States. This razor-thin, see-through display is designed to deliver a unique customer experience in specialized commercial applications, particularly retail and hospitality. Here’s a video we shot of it at InfoComm: Leading technology solutions reseller, integrator and rental provider ABCOM […]

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New Extron TouchLink Pro Touchpanels Are Integrated with a Built-In Control Processor

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Extron has announced it’s shipping the new TouchLink Pro Control Systems. These are complete AV control solutions that combine a TouchLink Pro touchpanel with an integrated IP Link Pro control processor. This all‑in‑one approach streamlines system designs by consolidating essential control system components, freeing up space and easing integration. Multiple devices can be controlled directly […]

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DPA Takes Aim at Live Events Market with DPA 2028 Vocal Mic

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DPA Microphones added to its live events microphone lineup with the 2028 vocal microphone. The 2028 is designed for live stage performances, broadcast and pro AV applications. The 2028 needs no (or very little) EQ to sound just like you are standing next to the singer listening to their performance. This allows the artist to […]

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URC Adds DMX Lighting Control for Up to 512 Channels and 255 Scenes

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Pushing further into ProAV control, URC has announced the integration of Total Control 2.0 with automated lighting systems using the DMX protocol. The new DMX module, available to all authorized Total Control dealers on URC’s dealer portal, allows for two-way control of DMX-based lighting systems from a URC Total Control user interface. Additionally, authorized URC […]

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You Didn’t Know You Needed a 6K Camera Until Blackmagic Design Debuted One

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Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is available immediately […]

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The BEST of InfoComm 2019 Awards

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Welcome to the 2019 Best of InfoComm Awards! Unlike ANY other awards program at InfoComm, manufacturers can’t pay to enter — in fact, they can’t even nominate their own products. We are NOT pay-for-play. What do we mean? Well, EVERY OTHER product award program in and around InfoComm are what are known as pay-for-play. Pay-for-play […]

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New AVer PTZ Cameras Are Not Just Aimed at UCC Market

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AVer Information just launched four new professional auto tracking and PTZ cameras aimed at recording, broadcasting and streaming presentations, training sessions and lectures in enterprises, higher education institutions, government agencies and houses of worship. The auto tracking models follow a target speaker automatically so users can let the camera do the work and focus on […]

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LG Ships 130” Pre-Packaged LED Screen

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At InfoComm 2019, LG launched a 130-inch LED screen with integrated audio, HDMI inputs and no bezel – think of it as a 130-LCD panel only it’s LED. The LG DVLED LAA Series Signage is aimed at conference room installs as well as digital signage applications – here’s a video we shot of it at […]

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Radial Engineering Ships New SW8-USB Auto-Switcher and USB Playback Interface

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Radial Engineering is shipping its SW8-USB auto-switching USB playback interface. The SW8-USB is an eight-channel device designed primarily for live concerts where backing tracks are used to reinforce the performance. Should your primary playback source suffer a failure or dropout, the SW8-USB can switch to a backup source to prevent any negative effects on the […]

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New Three-Input 4K/60 4:4:4 Switcher with DTP2 Transmitter Ships from Extron

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Extron just announced it’s shipping the DTP2 T 203, a three-input switcher with integrated DTP2 transmitter for sending DisplayPort, HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports video signals at resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling. This HDCP 2.2-compliant […]

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Epson Delivers 9K Lumen Pro L Laser Projector

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Epson announced today it is already shipping its 9,000-lumen Pro L laser projectors aimed at conference rooms, auditoriums and Rental applications. The new white Epson Pro L1490U and black Epson Pro L1495U join the Pro L large-venue laser projector lineup offering every possible input (including 3G-SDI, HDBaseT, HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, 5-BNC and stereo mini 10), […]

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Extron Ships DTP2 R 211, an HDCP 2.2-Compliant 4K 4:4:4 Receiver

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Extron is shipping the DTP2 R 211, a twisted pair HDMI receiver that accepts the transmission of HDMI and multichannel audio, as well as bidirectional RS232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. This HDCP 2.2-compliant product accommodates the full 18 Gbps data rate of HDMI 2.0b and […]

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New XTA MX36 Console Switching System Aimed at Managing Audio at Live Events and Festivals

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XTA’s new MX36 Console is a DSP-enabled speaker switching system for live events. The dual-rack MX36 can accommodate as many as nine consoles via 36 inputs across analog, AES and Dante networks. Inputs are arranged in sets of four to support standard left, right, front-fill and sub feeds from each individual console. All AES inputs […]

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