Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Mini Pro ISO Production Switcher

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Blackmagic Design announced the ATEM Mini Pro ISO Thursday. It’s a new live production switcher with a five-channel stream recording engine that allows all video inputs to be recorded — allowing a live production to be edited after the event. This also allows users to get a clean feed of all inputs and use edit […]

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Marantz Adds Slimline 8K Ultra HD AV Receiver

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Marantz announced its latest slimline 8K Ultra HD AV receiver, the NR1711, on Thursday. Identical power is provided on all channels (50 watts per channel: 8-ohm, 20 hertz – 20 kilohertz, THD: 0.08%, two-channel drive) with low-impedance driver capability. The NR1711 enables users to transform and upgrade their home cinema experience to support multidimensional object-oriented […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications and Sharp Business Systems Team up to Make Remote Concierge Station

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Yamaha Unified Communications and Sharp Business Systems have partnered to provide the hospitality, enterprise, education, health care and government industries with a post-COVID Remote Concierge Station solution. This partnership results in a combination of Sharp’s 40-inch or 50-inch flat-screens and Yamaha’s CS-700 Video Sound Bar in a mobile stand to allow organizations to staff key […]

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Panasonic Expands Studio Camera Lineup with New 4K Solution

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Panasonic announced an expansion to its studio camera lineup with the AK-UC3300, designed to provide production teams with a 4K solution for inside studios and live events. (The AK-UC3300 camera was designed specifically for live production, broadcast, houses of worship, rental and staging and esports environments.) Like Panasonic’s flagship AK-UC4000 studio camera, the AK-UC3300 supports […]

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The Aesthetics of Atlas’ New Atmosphere Product Line Shows It’s Different

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AtlasIED says its new Atmosphere digital audio platform is designed for use in restaurants, bars, hotels, school campuses, houses of worship, retail establishments and other commercial environments. Atmosphere claims its digital audio processors, amplifiers, graphical user interfaces, and programming software and controls — which are designed with touchless control, automation and artificial intelligence — are […]

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New L-Acoustics M1 Suite Pairs System Measurement and Control Software for One Solution

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L-Acoustics just introduced the M1 suite of measurement and monitoring tools for data acquisition and live monitoring. The M1 suite pairs system measurement and control software to work natively as one solution for calibration. Tuning of a venue requires both data capture and analysis and calibration processes typically involve estimating optimum EQ and alignment settings, […]

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Sony Debuts VPL-GTZ380 Flagship Projector Using New 4K DCI Chip — Capable of 120Hz Refresh Too!

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Sony Electronics launched the VPL-GTZ380 Monday — marketed as its new flagship elective 3LCD, SXRD projector with a native 4096×2160 4K DCI chipset. Integrated with 10,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-GTZ380 features a newly developed 0.74” Native 4K SXRD panel that Sony specs at 16,000:1 contrast ratio. By adopting a new liquid crystal material for the […]

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Extron Now Shipping NetPA U 1004 Four-channel Audio Power Amplifier

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Extron just announced it is shipping the NetPA U 1004 four-channel audio power amplifier. This Dante-enabled amplifier delivers 100 watts per channel in a half-rack, 1U, convection cooled, plenum-rated enclosure that includes rack mount hardware. With the NetPA U 1004, you get all the advantages of the XPA Ultra amplifiers combined with Dante network audio […]

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Absen Debuts 0.9-mm MiniLED and New 2.5-mm and 3.9-mm LEDs

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Absen America just launched two new LED display products to the North American market: HC0.9, a MiniLED product incorporating 4-in-1 IMD and common cathode technology, and K Plus series, a cost-effective commercial display product. HC0.9 is Absen’s new 0.9-millimeter MiniLED display designed for the high-end control room market and other mission-critical environments that require ultra-high definition […]

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Williams AV Announces Caption Assist for Real-time Open Captioning and Audio Archiving

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Williams AV announced something called Caption Assist, an AI-based, real-time open captioning and audio archiving system. Powered by Google’s artificial intelligence platform, Caption Assist can transcribe up to 27 languages and 70+ dialects with up to 94% accuracy. Caption Assist employs a simple iOS and Android app for easy system setup and control. Billing is […]

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EnGenius Technologies Releases Two Multi-gigabit Switches for IT and AV-over-IP Applications

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EnGenius Technologies released the EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 and ECS2512FP multi-gigabit switches — aimed at both IT and AV-over-IP applications. Both the EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 ($499) and ECS2512FP ($749) multi-gigabit switches include a full-featured layer 2+ switching capacity (120G), eight high-speed 2.5G ports, and four dual-speed 10G SFP+ slots for fiber uplinks. These switches deliver high […]

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Extron Shows 4K Capable USB-C to HDMI Converter

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Extron just debuted the USB-C HD 101 interface that converts USB-C signals to HDMI, providing an easy way to integrate USB-C sources into an existing AV system. The interface offers up to 60 watts of power to charge a connected USB-C source device, and it supports USB-C Alt Mode video resolutions up to 4K/60 for […]

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ARISTA Enters AV-over-IP Market Using 10G SDVoE

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ARISTA Corporation just launched into the AV-over-IP market with the RS-124-31 Series IP Flash Caster product line with six models: the RS-124-A31-TX01, RS-124-A31-TX02, RS-124-A31-RX01, RS-124-B31-TX01, RS-124-B31-TX02 and RS-124-B31-RX01. ARISTA’s RS-124-31 Series is a 1U rack-mount AV-over-IP product line that can be configured with either dual SDVoE encoders/decoders with copper or fiber interface and a variety […]

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Extron’s Customizable NBP 50 Network Button Panel Now Available

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Extron has announced the availability of the NBP 50 Network Button Panel. The NBP 50 is a fully customizable AV system control interface for Extron Pro Series control systems and HC 400 Series products. Network Button Panels connect to a control processor using standard Ethernet. These control panels work in conjunction with a control processor […]

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LG Readies Turnkey Health Solutions for Reopening Businesses and Schools; Partners with Peerless-AV

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As businesses and schools around the country reopen amid the ongoing pandemic, LG Business Solutions USA has expanded its suite of Health Protocol Solutions, introducing new digital signage packages that provide information, guidance, wayfinding and interactive experiences. And, LG partnered with a few third-party companies to provide the products, including wellness kiosks, occupancy management systems, […]

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Extron Now Shipping ENERGY-STAR-qualified Audio Power Amplifiers

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Extron announced that the company is shipping the XPA U 1004 SB and XPA U 2002 SB, ENERGY-STAR-qualified audio power amplifiers, featuring flexible channel pairs that can drive 8-ohm, 4-ohm, 70-volt or 100-volt loads. The individually bridgeable channel pairs of the XPA U 1004 SB can deliver two 100-watt channels into low-impedance systems or one […]

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We Should Be Promoting Diversity in the AV Industry

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On infrequent occasions, I write blogs that do not relate directly to technology or AV. I do this because I feel as though I should stick to the things that I know and have experience with. Yet, there are times when something is so important, I feel like I need to say something. Due to […]

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Torus Power Now Shipping AVR ELITE With TorusConnect Power Control

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Torus Power is now shipping its new AVR ELITE featuring TorusConnect Cloud-based monitoring and control. This model offers a combination of isolation-transformer-enhanced power management and remote operation capabilities. It features new PCB designs, a 32-bit processor, a separate power supply board for a higher-quality audio path, a larger LCD display and tighter voltage regulation than […]

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Roland Debuts its New 4K Video Scaler for Live Events, Fixed Application and Streaming

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Roland announced the debut of the VC-100UHD 4K Video Scaler, a next-generation AV signal management solution for live events, fixed installations and streaming applications. Integrated with Roland’s Ultra Scaler processing technology, the VC-100UHD allows users to input 4K and 1080p video sources and distribute them to multiple destinations at one time, including 4K LED walls, […]

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NETGEAR Announces Availability of Two New 16-port Gigabit PoE+ Switches

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NETGEAR announced the availability Tuesday of GS716TP and GS716TPP, two new 16-port Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Smart Managed Pro Switches with two SFP Ports with optional cloud management and 180-watt and 300-watt Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) budgets respectively. According to NETGEAR, the 16 G GS716TP and GS716TPP Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switches are ideal for most advanced small […]

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Visix Touch10 Meeting Rooms Can Now Support Voice User Interface

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Visix Touch10 meeting room signs now support a voice user interface that gives instant access to schedules, floor maps, directions and other content by simply speaking to the room sign. This is the latest solution from Visix to offer hands-free interactivity. Touch10 room signs are powered by the company’s AxisTV Signage Suite content management system, […]

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Ross Video Launches Kiva Live Presentation Server

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Ross Video announced the launch of the Kiva Live Presentation Server Tuesday. Kiva is a new media server platform that complements the existing Tria production server and Mira replay server solutions from Ross. The Kiva user interface presents various digital media into venue video boards, such as real-time video clips, “fill+matte” stills and animations, surround-sound […]

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Epson Unveils New Version of Its Projector Professional Tool

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Epson announced a new version of its Projector Professional Tool (EPPT) Monday. The EPPT is a free software utility that helps users set up multiple Epson networked projectors in a large space. Version 1.3 provides support for macOS for the first time, in addition to Windows. This software offers access to the projection features built […]

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Marshall Electronics’ New Zoom Block Cameras Feature 2.5-12.4 Million Pixels

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Marshall Electronics just announced the release of its CV420-18X and CV355-10X zoom block cameras, one with 12.4 million pixels designed into a 1/1.7-inch 4K sensor and the other has 2.5 million pixels with 1/2.8-inch covering the HD range in a compact design. Both cameras are designed with the latest sensor technology and are refined to […]

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Extron Has LinkLicense Upgrades for its SMP 111 Streaming Media Processers

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Extron just announced two new LinkLicense upgrades for SMP 111 Streaming Media Processors. These LinkLicense upgrades empower Extron SMP 111 users to stream live-event broadcasts to Kaltura or Panopto video management systems. With the rise of online learning, flipped classrooms, lecture capture and virtual meetings, educational institutions and corporations can use a unified and integrated […]

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Blackmagic Design Announces New Family of Control Panels

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Blackmagic Design announced the all-new ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel and the ATEM 4 M/E Advanced Panel Friday. They’re a new family of control panels designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM Advanced Panels are large enough, so the user has dedicated controls for the largest ATEM switchers. Features included up to four […]

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Igloo Vision’s New Immersive Media Player Can Turn Any Space Into an Immersive Workspace

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Igloo Vision just launched the Igloo Immersive Media Player (IMP), a product that enables an organization to transform any room or office space into an immersive workspace. This packages all of Igloo’s Shared VR technology into a stand-alone unit and is designed for customers who want to use Igloo’s core technology to create their own […]

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Chief Adds New Fusion Pull Out Accessories for Extra-large Displays

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Chief has added to its product line of Fusion Pull Out Accessories to accommodate extra-large displays. The latest Chief design allows users to extend displays 11.54 inches from the wall while maintaining the same depth as previous Fusion pull-out mounts. The Fusion Extra-Large Pull Out Accessory is compatible with Fusion XSM1U and XTM1U, Extra-Large Micro-Adjustable […]

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Neutrik USA Releases NPS-30W PoE Injector for Harsh Stage Conditions

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Neutrik USA just announced the NPS-30W PoE injector. The NPS-30W is a PoE injector made for harsh stage conditions, featuring a lockable powerCON TRUE1 TOP power connector and etherCON network connectors. Neutrik’s new NPS-30W PoE injector is a companion for the company’s NA2-IO-DPRO and NA2-IO-DLINE Dante interfaces and, indeed, any network device that requires a […]

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Neumann.Berlin Intros Mic Preamp With Industry’s Best Product Photography, Ever!

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Neumann.Berlin (a division of Sennheiser) just introduced the V 402, a microphone preamplifier with integrated headphone monitoring. The V 402 is Neumann’s first stand-alone microphone preamp — although the company has created several generations of preamp modules for its mixing consoles (such as the V 476 B of the 1980s). The V 402 is a […]

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New AmpliVox Maestro Adjustable Presentation Center Includes Reading Table and Other Features

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The new AmpliVox Maestro Adjustable Presentation Center (lectern) not only adjusts to presenters of different height (via touch) but includes 31” wide reading table that comfortably accommodates a laptop and other paperwork. Other features include: Cable pass-through grommets from the reading table to inside the cabinet’s lower storage compartment and the bottom of the lectern […]

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Waves Audio Adds MOTU Support for Its SoundGrid BR1

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Waves Audio announced the addition of MOTU support to its Waves SoundGrid BR1, a device bridging AVB and Waves SoundGrid networks. This now enables Waves real-time plug-in processing on any MOTU-based AVB network with MOTU’s AVB-enabled audio interfaces. The Waves SoundGrid BR1 is an AVB-to-SoundGrid bridge that adds real-time audio processing capabilities to AVB networks […]

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