Renkus-Heinz Has a New Single-Array Module — the Iconyx Compact Series 12/3-RN

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Renkus-Heinz just introduced what may be the best single-array module ever in the form of the Iconyx Compact Series 12/3-RN. The Iconyx Compact Series brings the flexibility of the Iconyx to a smaller footprint array, filling a need for integrators seeking integration options in the “medium-sized” installations typical in the house of worship, corporate, transportation, […]

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Roland Intros ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer Plug-in

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Roland has introduced the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, an expandable plug-in version of the Roland ZEN-Core Synthesis System for macOS and Windows. ZENOLOGY allows music-makers to create with ZEN-Core directly in their DAWs and introduces new sound compatibilities between software and a range of hardware. With thousands of sounds available, ZENOLOGY’s browser allows users to filter […]

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Ross Updates Voyager Graphics Rendering Solution — Version V4.0

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Ross has announced the launch of Voyager V4.0 — the latest version of its graphics rendering solution for virtual studio and augmented reality applications. Voyager is based on Epic Games’ Unreal engine and provides content creators with creativity and realism when producing on-air graphics. Voyager V4.0 has been built on the latest Unreal V4.25 release […]

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NEC Unveils Brightest Projector in its PA Laser Projector Series

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NEC Display Solutions of America launched the brightest projector in its PA laser projector series, the PA1004UL. It has 10,000 lumens of brightness. The WUXGA resolution PA1004UL’s claim-to-fame is how quiet it is — at a 35 dB operating noise level — like 30% quieter than any other projector in its brightness category. This quiet […]

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Sony Electronics Releases New BRAVIA 4K Displays for Commercial Market

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Sony Electronics launched its new BRAVIA 4K HDR BZ40H series of professional displays for the commercial market. The new models include 55-inch (FW-55BZ40H), 65-inch (FW-65BZ40H), 75-inch (FW-75BZ40H) and 85-inch (FW-85BZ40H) options for use in various B2B applications. The BZ40H series integrates Sony’s system on a chip platform with features including a redesigned with input from […]

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Radial Engineering Releases New HotShot 48V Microphone Switcher

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Radial Engineering announced its new HotShot 48V Microphone Switcher Monday. The Hotshot 48V uses a foot switch and allows a live performing artist to redirect a condenser or dynamic microphone signal away from the main house system to the stage monitoring or in-ear system for discrete communication with band members or technicians. The HotShot 48V […]

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DPA Microphones Announces New High-SPL Lavaliers

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DPA Microphones’ new 6060/6061 lavaliers are housed in stainless steel, PVD-coated casing and include high SPL up to 129dB. Both also feature a 60-percent smaller capsule and are available in black, white, brown and beige. They also feature durable construction and unsurpassed sound quality, making them ideal for any live production. According to DPA, the […]

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Extron Announces the XMP 240 — its New Expansion Matrix Processor

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Extron announced the availability of the XMP 240 Expansion Matrix Processor, featuring a mix matrix with 24 channels of Acoustic Echo Cancellation. It also has 48×48 Dante connectivity in a half-rack space. The XMP 240 can also be used stand-alone for matrix processing in an all-network audio system. When connected to a DMP Plus Series […]

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Digital Projection Launches Satellite Modular Laser System

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Digital Projection launched the Satellite Modular Laser System (Satellite MLS) for the North American market on Thursday. This allows the separation of the pure laser light engine, with the associated power and thermal management, to a remote location. It then enables a compact and virtually silent projection “head” that primarily contains optics, video processing and […]

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L-Acoustics’ L-ISA Technology Will Be Natively Controllable Via Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM Digital Mixing Systems

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L-Acoustics has announced that its L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology will be natively controllable via Yamaha Professional Audio’s entire lineup of RIVAGE PM digital mixing systems. (This includes the newly launched PM5 and PM3, thanks to a DeskLink co-developed by the two manufacturers.) According to L-Acoustics, the RIVAGE PM firmware version 4.0 will be released […]

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Renewed Vision Updates ProPresenter Software, Adds Livestreaming Capabilities

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Renewed Vision debuted an update Wednesday of its ProPresenter (7.1) that adds livestreaming and recording capabilities via RTMP. ProPresenter 7.1 enables users to choose any one of the software’s multiple simultaneous output screens and stream it live using the RTMP protocol, record it to disk or do both concurrently. The livestream can be output directly […]

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DiGiCo Releases Software Update for its S Series Consoles

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DiGiCo’s latest software update, V2.6, for its S Series consoles delivers new features including control of the A164D Wall LCD and A168D Stage for networked audio in installations via the Dante 64@96 DMI as well as support for the DMI-KLANG. Since both the A164D Wall LCD (16 x 4) and the A168D Stage (16 x […]

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Ross Launches SoftGear, its New Signal-Processing Platform

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Ross announced the launch of softGear, a brand new signal-processing platform that draws its design and methodology from Ross Video’s openGear ecosystem and our experience of providing interoperable systems. SoftGear is the technology platform that creates new ways to acquire, process, manage and distribute content. It complements existing hardware-based workflows with software-based processing for both […]

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NEC Display Solutions Announces New 4K Projector Aimed at Higher Ed, Retail, Corporate

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NEC Display Solutions announced its P506QL projector Tuesday. Joining the P Series, the P506QL provides native 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution with 5,000 lumens of brightness. The first in the NEC P Series projector lineup to offer Native 4K UHD resolution, the P506QL uses laser-based projection, eliminating the need for bulb replacement. The projector’s 1-Chip […]

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Nominations Now Open for Ninth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

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We weren’t sure whether to continue with the Readers’ Choice Awards this year. To be honest, with COVID-19 affecting so many different aspects of our work and our lives, it didn’t seem like the right time. That’s when it hit us. We began giving out these awards as a way to let our audience tell […]

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Haven’t Registered for InfoComm Connected 2020 Yet? Here’s the Info

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AVIXA has announced registration is open for its virtual show InfoComm 2020 Connected, taking place June 16-18. The show will gather thought leaders from multiple ProAV disciplines — and it will host conversations on the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Here are a few sneak peeks of what the sessions will include: Kay Sargent, […]

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AJA Video Systems Announces New Single-Channel 4K/UltraHD Recorder and Player

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AJA Video Systems has announced Ki Pro Ultra 12G, a new single-channel 4K/UltraHD recorder and player or four-channel HD recorder. It features 12G-SDI connectivity with a host of unique and powerful features. Ki Pro Ultra 12G offers single-channel 4K/UltraHD up to 50/60p recording and playback to and from Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR, with connectivity […]

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Powersoft Releases New Plug-Ins for Mezzo Series and Amplifier Platforms

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Powersoft has released new plug-ins supporting Mezzo Series, and its non-DSP install dedicated amplifier platforms ranges for the Q-SYS and Crestron control ecosystems. These free-to-download plug-ins allow for network-based control of amplifier functionality via third-party systems. Also, a new Q-SYS plug-in supporting DSP+D versions of Duecanali, Quattrocanali, Ottocanali, X and T series is slated for […]

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I Attended Almo’s E4v — Here’s What I Learned

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As with many events in the world right now, Almo Professional A/V canceled its E4 Experience(s) that was supposed to happen this spring. Instead, the distributor held an totally online version — calling it the E4 Evolution or E4v. I wrote a sneak preview about it a couple of weeks ago. But in case you […]

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Waves Audio Releases New Improved Version of its SoundGrid Studio Software

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Waves Audio is now shipping the new, enhanced version of its SoundGrid Studio software for real-time audio processing and networking. SoundGrid Studio is the software used to control a Waves SoundGrid-powered system for real-time recording and monitoring, plug-in DSP offload for mixing and flexible audio networking. SoundGrid allows producers, engineers and musicians to: Record and […]

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Dropping the Ball

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Responsiveness and Reliability As any regular reader of my columns will know, one of my significant beliefs is critical to any relationship between a manufacturer and consultants/specifiers. It’s about two things: responsiveness and reliability. Therefore, I present the following story as an illustration of precisely what NOT to do if you are a manufacturer. Take […]

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SDVoE Alliance Adds New Program for Assisting With AV Network Deployment

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The SDVoE Alliance announced its new AV Network Design Assistance Program Wednesday. According to the alliance, the program will help system designers, integrators, and end users implement best practices in AV network deployments in education, healthcare, enterprise, entertainment, hospitality, retail, house of worship, government, military, industry and security applications. Networking experts, based in North America, […]

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Visix Is First Company to Launch Voice-Activated Digital Signage for Any Display

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Visix, Inc. has released version 1.32 of its AxisTV Signage Suite digital signage software with a new Voice Recognizer Widget that turns any screen into a hands-free interactive sign. AxisTV Signage Suite users can drag and drop the new Voice Recognizer Widget (VRW) onto any layout and then set custom parameters that instruct the sign […]

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Magewell Has a New Update for Its Ultra Stream Encoders

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Magewell has released a new upgrade for its Ultra Stream family of livestreaming encoder hardware. The update adds flexible new recording modes alongside expanded streaming protocol support and various minor improvements. In addition to streaming live to popular services or a custom server, Ultra Stream encoders can record video as files to a directly connected […]

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After the Pandemic: Online Communications in a Post-COVID-19 World

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM PTZOPTICS By Paul Richards Chief Streaming Officer, PTZOptics The world’s largest work-from-home experiment has pushed the online communication industry forward at a record pace over the first two quarters of 2020. During this time of great change, adaptation has been key for everyone from students to teachers to governors […]

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The Problem With Video Projection and Natural Light in Houses of Worship

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It’s a given: This scenario will play out in almost any size house-of-worship project. I have lost track of the number of times (at least a hundred over the last decade) a HOW client has asked about the possibility of a large-screen projection installation in the middle of a beautiful, naturally lit sanctuary — in […]

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Planar to Expand LED Display Options With FX Series Line

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Planar announced an expansion Wednesday to the company’s portfolio of LED display solutions with the Planar FX Series’ introduction. Planar FX Series fine pixel pitch LED video wall displays bring image detail and resolution historically reserved for lower light private spaces (in indoor and outdoor applications). The Planar FX Series offers outdoor models available in […]

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Venue Lighting Effects Offers New Products for Stage Lighting and Control

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Venue Lighting Effects has introduced the Revolver and Tetra Series for stage lighting and control. Designed for performing musicians, DJs, singers, performers, and small- to mid-sized venues, the new Tetra Series includes a full range of cool-running LED lights and versatile control. The new Venue Tetra Control offers lighting control with real-time access for running […]

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NAB Show 2020 Was Canceled, But NAB Show Express Offered Great Content Anyway

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Like so many trade shows this year, broadcast mega-event NAB Show, originally planned for April in Las Vegas, could not happen due to COVID-19. In its place, NAB organized its virtual NAB Show Express. I registered and attended part of the online event to soak up some industry education and see what the showcase would […]

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Roland Updates Zenbeats, Now Offers Bluetooth MIDI Integration for Mobile

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Roland has announced the release of Zenbeats 1.2, the latest update for its music creation app that runs cross-platform and is free to access on Android, ChromeOS, iOS, Windows and macOS devices. With the 1.2 update, Zenbeats now offers full Bluetooth MIDI integration for mobile devices, as well as several other improvements to Zenbeats’ evolving […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Almo’s E4v — Beginning May 18!

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For three days next week, Almo Professional A/V is providing the opportunity for resellers and integrators to connect virtually at Almo’s first E4 Evolution. E4 Evolution, or E4v, is a set of regional, virtual events expanding the E4 Experience. Officially announced last week, the E4v is designed to help integrators and resellers evolve and thrive. […]

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