ATOM Producer Lab Debuts from PreSonus

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ATOM Producer Lab is a tightly integrated, all-PreSonus production kit that combines the company’s ATOM production pad controller with the bus-powered AudioBox USB 96 audio/MIDI interface, M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, and Studio One Artist production software for Mac and Windows. The bundle also includes a bonus MVP Loop content library, the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite, […]

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Hall Research Debuts HDMI-Based Audio Extractor and Inserter

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Hall Research just launched the HD-AUD-IO, an HDMI audio manager capable of extracting audio from (de-embedding) and/or inserting audio into (embedding) an HDMI video signal. The HD-AUD-IO provides one HDMI input and output and with audio embedded on the HDMI it can be extracted and available as both stereo analog or multi-channel digital SPDIF (TOSLINK) […]

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AOPEN Now Has Affordable 4K Media Players

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AOPEN today announced the launch of two Windows-based Digital Engine models, the DE5500 and DEX5550 with AIoT Edge Control capabilities. With a fanless design that integrates into kiosks and behind displays, the UHD (4K) DEX5550 is designed for 24/7 enterprise applications and for interactive kiosks, 3D wayfinding and digital signage. The DEX5550 is ruggedized and […]

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Three New Omega Presentation Switchers from Atlona Debut

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Atlona today announced three new Omega Series products for 4K/UHD presentation and conferencing applications including the OME-PS62, a 6×2 matrix presentation switcher featuring three HDMI inputs and two HDBaseT inputs alongside a USB-C AV input. The USB-C interface also can be used for data connectivity to the OME-PS62’s integrated USB 2.0 hub, as well as […]

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Together or Not at All, Part 3: The Other Direct Problem

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In two previous columns on the regular rAVe Blogsquad feed, I explored the issues surrounding both manufacturer communications and the increasing perceived problem of direct sales by manufacturers and suppliers to end users, essentially going around the establish dealer/integrator/retail distribution structure. However, there is another side to this story, one that is often being treated […]

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Nominations for the 8th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards are OPEN!

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It’s that time of year again! We are now accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards and we need you (our readers) to tell us who you think the best of the best is in the AV industry. In case you didn’t know every year at InfoComm we give out our annual rAVe Readers’ […]

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The New Extron ShareLink Pro 1000 Is a 4K Wireless and Wired Collaboration Gateway

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Extron has announced the immediate availability of ShareLink Pro 1000, the Wireless and Wired Collaboration Gateway that enables anyone to present content from their computers, tablets or smartphones onto a display for easy collaboration. ShareLink Pro supports simultaneous display of up to four devices including an HDMI‑connected device and dynamically updates the display layout as […]

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InFocus Is Getting Out of the Projector and Display Business (Updated)

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The industry’s first portable “projector” manufacturer, InFocus, is getting out of the display and projector businesses overall. The company apparently held an all-company meeting at 12:30 p.m. today to inform their teams that they were ceasing display operations. Telling their teams they were “looking at new strategies,” they started to layoff the majority of the […]

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Matrox Debuts 4K H.264 Streaming Encoder in EDGE

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Matrox Video today launched Matrox Monarch EDGE, a 4K and HD, low-latency encoder for webcasting and remote integration (REMI) applications. An H.264 encoder that is capable of delivering resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 at 4:2:2 10-bit color, it can handle 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 over 25 GbE connectivity and support RTMP, SRT, […]

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MuxLab Debuts New SDI Converters

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MuxLab unveiled two new SDI converters today, including the 12G-SDI to Quad/Dual Link SDI Converter (model 500725) down-scales a 12G-SDI signal to a lower bandwidth dual link 6G-SDI or quad link 3G-SDI format. The lower bandwidth standards are output via traditional coaxial cable using BNC connectors. The Converter has one BNC input supporting 12G-SDI and […]

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Christie DS is New Small 3LCD Laser Projectors

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The new Christie DS Series is a trio of 3LCD laser projectors with ISO lumens ranging from 7,500 to 9,000, as well as a 4,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The Christie LWU755-DS, LHD878-DS and the LWU900-DS projectors feature 360-degree orientation for flexible installation and comprehensive input/output options including HDBaseT. These low maintenance projectors offer up to 50,000 […]

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Extron and Panopto Partner to Integrate Extron Control Into Their Content Management Platforms

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Extron and Panopto, an enterprise video platform provider, today announced a strategic partnership to integrate Extron’s configurable AV control systems with Panopto’s media capture software and content management system. Extron is now publishing certified drivers for Panopto enterprise video content management systems. Extron configurable control will provide customers with customizable workflows to streamline day-to-day in-room […]

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Williams Sounds FM+ System is Truly Innovative in Wireless Assistive Listening

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Williams Sound’s new FM+ is the industry’s first system able to broadcast both FM and Wi-Fi audio from a single source. The new FM+ integrates professional WaveCAST Wi-Fi audio server technology into a Williams Sound FM assistive listening system. End users can now listen with either an FM receiver or with their own smartphone (via […]

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Sharp Debuts the Future of All Displays with New SoC- and Cloud-Based 4K Monitors

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Sharp today launched two new lines of 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) resolution commercial displays. Sharp’s PN-HM Series includes the PN-HM651 65” Class (64 ½” diagonal), PN-HM751 75” Class (74 9/16″ diagonal) and PN-HM851 85” Class (85 9/16” diagonal) displays. They each provide a brightness of 500 nits, are designed for 24/7 environments and are […]

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Yamaha Debuts New Line of DXRmkII Powered Loudspeakers

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Yamaha today announced the DXRmkII series of powered loudspeakers — DXR15mkII, DXR12mkII, DXR10mkII and DXR8mkII. The DXRmkII models reach a higher SPL than the previous series, thanks to a larger, 1.75″ voice coil HF compression driver and precise amp tuning. To develop the larger and lighter HF driver, Yamaha collaborated once again with the company’s […]

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TVU G-Link Is Point-to-Point Public Internet-Based Video Link with Only a Half-Second Delay

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TVU Networks just introduced the TVU G-Link, an Internet-based solution for live point-to-point transmission. TVU G-Link provides an affordable way to achieve high-quality transmission using only the public Internet to deliver HD video from one location to another with half-second latency. G-Link is ideal for applications such as news and sports broadcast as well as […]

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B-Tech Debuts Fast Hook-On Mounts

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B-Tech’s new BT8441 and BT8442 mounts deliver a simple, fast hook-on mounting process, with lateral adjustment of screen position once fitted. The BT8441 is designed for screens from 37 to 55 inches, with a maximum weight capacity of 80 kilograms (200 pounds). The BT8442 benefits from the same high load limit but with a larger […]

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rAVe Partners with AVIXA for ProAV Industry’s First-Ever 5K Family-Oriented Race

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The AVIXA Foundation will host its first-ever 5K Walk/Run at InfoComm 2019 on Friday, June 14 in Orlando, Fla. Proceeds from the 5K will go toward fulfilling the AVIXA Foundation‘s mission of attracting and developing students for careers in AV. You can register here. The AVIXA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization focused on […]

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Training and Retaining Your Best AV Salespeople

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Focusing on effective sales growth can be either proactive or reactive. A proactive personal development plan (PDP) helps your salespeople self-assess their current capabilities and articulate a proposed set of growth areas for themselves. A reactive personal improvement plan (PIP), on the other hand, is not initiated by the salesperson but by their manager as […]

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Atomos Debuts Shinobi SDI 5 4K HDR Monitor

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Atomos has just introduced the Atomos Shinobi SDI on the back of its successful March 2019 Shinobi launch. The super-lightweight Shinobi SDI is a go everywhere professional 5” HD-SDI and 4K HDMI camera-top monitor for any production. The monitor is suited to the professional video creator that uses or owns a variety of cameras and […]

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Chief Intros FCS1U Cable Floor-to-Ceiling Flat Panel Mount and Two Column Adapters at DSE 2019

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Chief debuted new mounting solutions at DSE 2019 in Las Vegas. The FCS1U Cable Floor-to-Ceiling Flat Panel Mount provides QSRs and retail with a new low-profile option for digital signage. The mount supports both portrait and landscape orientations in a single SKU, with the option to retrofit a second, back-to-back display with the PACFCB accessory. The mount supports large displays […]

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PreSonus Ships FLEX DSP-Powered StudioLive 64S and Series III S Mixers

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PreSonus is now shipping its new StudioLive 64S, with 76 mixing channels, 43 buses and 526 simultaneous effects. Thirty-two individually configurable FlexMixes allow you to create your preferred combination of aux mixes, matrix mixes and subgroups for your application. StudioLive 64S mixers feature an independent main mono/center bus; each channel has a dedicated level control and a center divergence control […]

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Parallax Re-do in Works for Da-Lite ALR Screens

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Da-Lite is redefining its Parallax portfolio of premium Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) screen surfaces. Parallax 0.8, Parallax 2.3 and Parallax UST 0.45 are now part of the Parallax Pure family. Parallax Pure is a line of True Optical ALR surfaces that are specifically designed to reject high levels of ambient light from specific angles in […]

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BrightSign Media Players Work in Freezing and Desert-Like Temps

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BrightSign today announced that its Series 4 players are certified for use in temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius. At launch, BrightSign’s Series 4 players were rated for use in temperatures up to 70 C – a feat achieved via BrightSign’s patented, heat-dissipating, anodized aluminum case design. This recent certification for low-temperature use establishes […]

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Bose Professional Ships ControlSpace Engineered Sound Processors

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Bose Professional is now shipping its four recently introduced ControlSpace engineered sound processors: ESP-880A, ESP-880AD, ESP-1240A and ESP-1240AD (the “A” designation indicates Bose AmpLink connectivity and the “AD” designation indicates both AmpLink and Dante connectivity). These open-architecture DSPs offer enhanced flexibility for a wide variety of applications — from small, self-contained projects to large, networked […]

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Key Digital Intros 4K/UHD 18G HDMI Distribution Solution

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Key Digital just launched the KD-DA2x4G and KD-DA2x8G 18 Gbps HDMI distribution amplifiers with two HDMI inputs to four or eight (respectively) HDBaseT outputs for distribution to four or eight screens up to 100 meters / 328 feet away at 1080p resolution or 70 meters / 250 feet at 4K. All four / eight monitors […]

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Magewell Unveils NDI Hardware Decoder

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Magewell today unveiled the new Pro Convert AIO RX hardware-based NDI(r) decoder. Converting live NDI streams into high-quality SDI or HDMI outputs for connection to baseband devices such as monitors and projectors, the low-latency decoder simplifies the use of NewTek’s popular media-over-IP technology in applications such as digital signage and video walls. Magewell’s FPGA-based NDI […]

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Roland Releases iPad App and Update for V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer

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Roland is introducing the dedicated V-02HD Remote iPad control app for operation. With system software Ver.1.10 and above, V-02HD Remote turns an iPad into a touch interface for the V-02HD. The V-02HD Remote iPad app allows switching function operation, virtual fader audio mixing and quick access to settings and effects parameters. Up to eight custom […]

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NDI Support Debuts for Epiphan Video Pearl-2 Video Production Systems

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Epiphan Video announces they’re adding NDI and NDI|HX support to the Epiphan Pearl-2 all-in-one video switching, streaming and recording system. Pearl-2 all-in-one video encoders and adding NDI is another step in our strategic commitment to offer IT friendly AV solutions, making Pearl-2 a choice for enterprise communications, lecture capture and anyone who wants to use […]

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Here Are the Best of ISE 2019 Awards – AV’s Only NOT-Pay-for-Play Awards

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You can’t enter a product in them. And, you can’t ask us to nominate you. And, you can’t get an award by advertising or sponsoring us or paying for it. There are NO award entry fees. We sent reporters to EVERY booth/stand at ISE 2019 and we selected the TOP products in every possible product […]

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