Rohde & Schwarz PRISMON Multiviewers Updated with Automated Control and Reconfiguration

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Rohde & Schwarz has added to the functionality of its R&S PRISMON multiviewers with Multiviewer Control Centre (MCC). The update enables a single point of control for a network of multiviewers, which can be automated. This gives an instant reconfiguration of multiple displays. PRISMON is a software-defined multiviewer architecture designed specifically with IP studio production […]

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Planar Announces Release of DirectLight Ultra Series

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Planar today announced the release of the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series, a premium line of fine pitch LED video wall displays. The Planar DirectLight Ultra Series includes models with MicroLEDs, off-board power supply, proprietary alignment technology and built-in processing. Offering models in 0.6, 0.7, 0.9 and 1.2-millimeter pixel pitches, the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series is […]

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Electro-Voice Announces PREVIEW Software for Configuring Its Line-Array Loudspeakers

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Electro-Voice just announced PREVIEW, a new platform-independent software application designed to configure Electro-Voice line-array loudspeakers for optimized coverage. The software provides efficient system setup by creating visualizations of coverage, SPL, frequency response and precise mechanical load calculations. PREVIEW features a full-color 3D interface with user-friendly, flexible tools and a streamlined workflow. This helps specifiers, designers […]

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tvONE CORIOmatrix Video Switching Router Now Integrate With Bosch Conferencing Systems

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tvONE has announced a partnership with Bosch for its CORIOmatrix video switching router and Bosch’s conferencing systems. tvONE says using its 4K CORIOmatrix router — which enables the mixing of AV, broadcast, IP and legacy sources seamlessly and at very low latency — with Bosch’s conference solutions facilitates streaming of the active speaker video to […]

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Extron Launches Two-Way Ceiling Tile Speaker

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Extron launched a new SoundField SF 228T Plus two-way ceiling tile speaker for low impedance and 70-volt/100-volt systems. Now available for immediate delivery, it has a new coaxial driver that delivers high power handling with smooth frequency response. This design features 2 foot by 2 foot (610-millimeter x 610-millimeter) by 5.3-inch (135 mm) deep enclosure […]

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Lumens Digital Optics Officially Enters AV-over-IP Market With OIP Series

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Lumens Digital Optics just entered the AV-over-IP market with a 1Gbps family of products that includes encoders (OIP-D50E, OIP-D40E), decoders (OIP-D50D, OIP-D40D), and the controller (OIP-D50C). The OIP series delivers “visually lossless” 4K/1080p AV signals with ultra-low latency over long distances through standard IP networks. The solutions are ideal for a wide range of environments, […]

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Professional Audio in AV — Emerging From a Pandemic

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James Kirby Futuresource Consulting The professional audio market has traditionally been an area of long-term growth, driven by macro factors and innovation across a range of vertical and product segments. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 came as an unprecedented shock to the industry, negatively impacting many of the industries which previously provided long-term growth for […]

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Sennheiser Updates MobileConnect Wi-Fi for Larger Audio Streams

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Sennheiser has updated its MobileConnect Wi-Fi streaming solution for simpler use and a new “Standalone Use” mode. MobileConnect’s new Standalone Mode allows higher education institutions to integrate MobileConnect into their existing Wi-Fi network for assistive listening support. This plug-and-play mode is especially attractive for smaller systems and first installations, yet the solution is still fully scalable. Each MobileConnect […]

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Sony Adds Touch Technology to Displays Through TSItouch Collaboration

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Sony’s BZ40H series of 4K HDR displays announced a technology collaboration with interactive specialist TSItouch. The collaboration adds infrared (IR) multitouch technology to the 55, 65 and 75-inch models of Sony’s BRAVIA professional displays. TSItouch Pulse Type IR technology detects virtually any input — including a finger, gloved finger, stylus or pen — and enables […]

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Valley Day School Selects Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series for Integration Project

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Located in the heart of Valley Presbyterian Church’s campus, the Valley Day School is a preschool in the Paradise Valley, Arizona, community. For more than five decades, Valley Day School has provided classes for over 100 children every year, with children ranging from 18 months to five years old. The Valley Presbyterian Church campus was […]

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Roland JUPITER-X Editor Now Available for macOS and Windows

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The JUPITER-X Editor from Roland is available now for free for macOS and Windows. The JUPITER-X and JUPITER-Xm are among the deepest, biggest-sounding, and most complex synthesizers Roland has ever made. Developed for sonic explorers who love to craft sounds down to the finest details, the JUPITER-X Editor provides a user-friendly graphical interface that makes […]

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Pliant Technologies Updates MicroCom XR Intercom System

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Pliant Technologies has added a Repeater Mode and Roam Mode to its MicroCom XR digital wireless intercom. In addition to the two new operating modes, Pliant also unveils its MicroCom 900XR Receiver. It has a two-channel compact design that allows unlimited listen-only users to stay connected. The new Repeater Mode connects users working beyond the […]

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Lumens Announces OBS Plugin for Camera Compatibility

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Lumens Digital Optics announced the Lumens OBS Plugin, an open-source software for video recording and livestreaming. The plug-in is a free software for controlling Lumens cameras in order to pan, tilt, zoom and other advanced functions. The integration between Lumens and OBS makes your camera control much easier during live streaming events like game shows, […]

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Rohde & Schwarz Updates VENICE Platform to Support 4K Ultra HD Signals

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Rohde & Schwarz has added functionality to its VENICE platform for live studio production to support 4K Ultra HD signals using either 12G or 2SI formats. VENICE is a media platform designed to manage complex signal processing and storage requirements, particularly in live studio production applications. Venice provides uninterrupted operations such as scheduled recording, clip […]

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Viking Releases New Analog to IP Speaker Adaptor

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Viking’s new PSA-IP is an analog to IP speaker adapter that works with 8-ohm, 25-volt or 70V systems. The PSA-IP features a high-efficiency 6-watt class D amplifier. A single PSA-IP can power up to six paging speakers in a single paging zone, providing approximately 1W of paging power to each speaker. The PSA-IP mounts magnetically […]

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K-array Launches New Brand, ‘KGear’

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K-array today launched a new brand called KGEAR aimed at the Home AV, ProAV install and rental markets. KGEAR’s product portfolio can be divided into two main areas: High Performance and Installed Sound. These include column systems, line-arrays, ceiling and wall mount speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers for applications ranging from large venues and commercial buildings […]

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Monterey Conference Center and Immersive Design Studios Partner for CANVAS Studio Solution

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The Monterey Conference Center partnered with Immersive Design Studios to build a new 10,000-square-foot CANVAS Studio, a state-of-the-art space available for virtual or hybrid meetings and events. The Studio will open in June, abiding by all local safety protocols. The CANVAS Studio at Monterey sets a new standard for professional events, providing an immersive and […]

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ATEN Technology Intros New 4K HDMI-over-IP Extender With PoE

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ATEN Technology today announced the launch of its new 4K HDMI over IP Extender with Power over Ethernet, the VE8952. The VE8952T (Transmitter) and VE8952R (Receiver) provide power via ethernet cables and are AV-over-IP solutions using a 1G infrastructure. From a point-to-point set up to hundreds of endpoints, the VE8952 combination can be used as […]

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DPA Microphones Announces One-Size-Fits-All Headset Mics

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DPA Microphones just announced the 4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphones. Based on the design of the company’s 6066 Subminiature Headsets, the new solutions feature the brand’s 5-millimeter round microphone capsule. These latest offerings provide the security, durability and flexibility necessary for use in theatre, broadcast, worship and corporate conferencing. With a […]

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tvONE Releases Software, Firmware Update for Coriomaster2 Video Processor

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tvONE has released a new software and firmware update for its CORIOmaster2 video processor that’s 4K/8K (4K@60Hz 4:4:4) for high-end LED installations, projection edge blending or monitor walls. And, the new updates are aimed at the healthcare, broadcast, esports, live events, education and corporate environments. The biggest updates add a new Quad 4K HDMI Input […]

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Geobox Intros New Hardware Solution for Control and Edge-Blending

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GeoBox just introduced the GeoBox UD10X, a hardware solution for control and edge-blending of 8K/2K using 4K UHD projectors. UD10X is a modularized design to control up to four projectors from one UD100 and can be daisy-chained to support unlimited UHD projectors. Each module is equipped with four inputs (3x HDMI2.0 & 1x DP1.4) and […]

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How to Best Train Volunteers for New Church Tech

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Here’s a scenario: Your church has just installed a new audio mixing console. The church’s demands of working audio, video and lighting gear are often heavily placed on volunteers. Training is, therefore, crucial to their success. Are you thinking about having your volunteers fully trained on the new console after one training, just one day […]

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Adamson Systems Engineering Releases New Range for Installation Market

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Adamson Systems Engineering just introduced a range of new products aimed at the installation market, including an extension to its IS-Series of installation loudspeakers and a suite of design tools for architects, integrators and sound designers. With the introduction of the IS-Series Weatherized line, Adamson offers AV pros a loudspeaker family built to withstand extreme […]

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Densitron Intros Two New Variations of UReady 2RU Control Surface

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Densitron has introduced two new variations of its UReady 2RU universal control surface. Designed to provide control for broadcast and telecommunications, the new surfaces are available in one- and three-row variations. The UReady 2RU Control Surface, Ethernet Connectivity, X86 Platform, triple-row buttons incorporate a total of 54 buttons — divided into three equal rows of […]

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PreSonus MicroStation BT Bluetooth Offers Updated Abilities

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The new PreSonus MicroStation BT Bluetooth 5.0 stereo monitor controller receives audio from a phone, tablet or other Bluetooth source and feeds it to your full-range powered speakers. The MicroStation BT can also be hardwired to a powered subwoofer to create a 2.1 listening environment. Pair your Bluetooth-enabled device with the press of a button. […]

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Kramer Intros New Switcher with FLEX I/O

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Kramer Electronics’ VS-34FD is a 34-port, 8K-ready, multiformat, modular matrix switcher for AV signals, including HDMI, HDBaseT, VGA, SDI, as well as analog and digital audio. The modular chassis of the VS-34FD features Kramer’s FLEX I/O technology. The unit has 17 slots for installing a full range of input/output modules and can be populated as […]

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HOLOPLOT Launches X1 Line Full-Range, Loudspeaker and Sub

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HOLOPLOT announced the launch of its X1 product line, including the X1 Modul 96 full-range and the X1 Modul 80-S loudspeaker + sub. The company says these speakers claim full sound control with ultra-high precision over large distances; the X1 optimizes the listening experience for every audience member while eliminating spillover and external noise pollution. […]

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Extron Launches New IPCP Pro S1 xi Processor for Centralized AV Control

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Extron just launched a tiny fully featured control system in the form of the IPCP Pro S1 xi, a control processor designed for centralized AV control in small to medium-size applications. Extron says the IPCP Pro S1 xi features enhanced performance with greater processing power and twice the memory of its IP Link Pro series. […]

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Extron Unveils XPA U 3502 Energy-Star-Qualified Power Amp

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Extron just launched what they say is the world’s most powerful half-rack amplifier in the form of the XPA U 3502, an ENERGY-STAR-qualified power amp delivering two 350-watt channels into 8 ohms or 4 ohms. It is convection cooled, UL 2043 rated for plenum installation, and includes hardware for rack-mount configurations. The XPA U 3502 […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Releases Upgraded P Series Large-Format Displays

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions today announced its upgraded P Series large format displays. The professional display lineup provides a wide color gamut panel, full metal chassis and advanced feature-set for effective and memorable UHD digital signage. These displays are ideal for professional applications in finance, healthcare, restaurant, retail and transportation. The upgraded P Series displays […]

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Which Key Verticals Will Drive Recovery for the Commercial Audio Market?

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By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting The professional audio market has traditionally been an area of long-term growth, driven by macro factors and innovation across a range of vertical and product segments. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 came as an unprecedented shock to the industry. Against the backdrop of canceled events and closed public spaces, many […]

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FOR-A Corporation Now Shipping MV-1640IP Multiviewer

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FOR-A Corporation announced its MV-1640IP multiviewer is shipping. Designed for IP or hybrid production workflows, the 1RU MV-1640IP supports up to 32 inputs (16 IP and 16 SDI) and five monitor outputs and includes many of the same features found in other MV Series multiviewers for baseband systems. With an SFP+ port, the MV-1640IP is […]

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