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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AMD Targets BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve With New 8K Capable Radeon Card

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AMD announced the release of the AMD Radeon Pro VII workstation graphics card Wednesday. The graphics card, explicitly aimed at broadcast and in-house production facilities, offers 16GB of extreme speed HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory), and support for 6x synchronized displays and high-bandwidth PCIe 4.0 interconnect technology. Claiming to be 26 percent higher 8K image processing […]

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InReality Announces the Thermal Mirror — A Fever Scanning Solution

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InReality announced a new suite of Safe Space Solutions Tuesday. The suite is powered by the company’s integration and analytics platform. The Thermal Mirror, an enterprise-focused fever-scanning solution, displays almost immediate temperature results, according to InReality. This can work either anonymously for visitors or via facial recognition for employees. The Occupancy Monitor automates in-venue traffic […]

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Roland Expands Roland Cloud, Adds ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer

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Roland today announced the largest expansion yet to Roland Cloud, the company’s cloud-based platform of more than 50 Roland software synthesizers and sound libraries. The expansion moves the platform to the company’s primary “roland.com” website and welcomes the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, a “virtualized ZEN-Core” plug-in instrument that will change the relationship that hardware and software […]

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PS Audio Now Shipping Hybrid-Design Power Amplifier

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PS Audio will begin shipping its new Stellar M1200 power amplifier in June 2020. The monoblock M1200 features a hybrid design that combines a tube input stage with a customized ICE Edge output stage and delivers 1200 watts (into 4 ohms, 800 watts into 8 ohms). The M1200 uses a 12AU7 vacuum tube at its […]

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New Panasonic KAIROS Is 100 Gbps AV-over-IP Platform Aimed at Esports and Live TV

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Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America has announced KAIROS. This live production platform provides an AV-over-IP processing platform with an open architecture system for live video switching. Also, it includes complete input and output flexibility, resolution and format independence, maximum CPU/GPU processor utilization and virtually unlimited ME scalability; oh, and it’s uncompressed. As a […]

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Our Favorite Moments From LAVNCH WEEK 2020

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I had the pleasure of providing live coverage for most of LAVNCH WEEK 2020, an all-digital event put on by THE rAVe Agency in partnership with Zoom last week. After five full days of education sessions, product launches and thought-leadership, I wanted to write a wrap-up story of my favorite moments, broken down by AV […]

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Extron Just Dropped the Coolest In-Wall Touch Panel Ever

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Extron is shipping the new TLP Pro 300M 3.5” portrait wall mount TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The TLP Pro 300M is designed to control video, audio, lighting, shades, HVAC, security and other systems within virtually any environment. This touch panel is equipped with a 320×480 resolution capacitive touch screen built with scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla […]

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Panasonic Unveils New PTZ Camera Aimed at House of Worship, Rental and Broadcast

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Panasonic announced the AW-UE100 integrated pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) camera, which supports a wide variety of IP transmission protocols, including high-bandwidth NDI, high-efficiency NDI|HX and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT). This new PTZ camera includes a direct drive motor for smooth pan and tilt movement that offers installation flexibility, low noise and high-resolution image capture. It’s designed for […]

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LAVNCH WEEK, By the Numbers

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Last week’s LAVNCH WEEK was huge for both THE rAVe Agency and the industry. In fact, it was the largest virtual AV event, ever, with five days, 36 presenters and 20 hours of streaming — all in one platform. Let’s jump into the numbers. Here are some interesting stats: We streamed 15 terabytes of data […]

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Ross Video Updates Its Range of Camera Motion Systems

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Ross Video announced several updates to its range of camera motion systems that boost live production creativity. First, Ross is launching a new inverted S2 Lift for the Furio SkyDolly ceiling-mounted rail-based robotic camera system. Based on the floor-mounted Furio solution, Furio SkyDolly provides dramatic and dynamic camera motion shots from above. The S2 Lift […]

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MSE Audio Releases Integrator-Focused Applications for the SoundTube IPD Hub 2 DSP Amplifier

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MSE Audio just released applications for the SoundTube IPD Hub 2 DSP Amplifier that shows integrators how to create a Dante-enabled system without a traditional DSP. The IPD Hub 2 is now shipping globally. SoundTube’s IPD Hub 2 amplifier is a two-channel Dante amp with DSP built-in. The amp is AES67-compatible and powered by PoE, […]

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QSC Announces Availability of Dante for Q-SYS

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QSC has announced the availability of software-based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As part of its partnership with Audinate, these feature licenses allow integrators to enable Dante networked audio integration on Q-SYS Core 110f processors running Q-SYS Designer Software v8.3.1 or higher. This software implementation eliminates the need for additional hardware I/O to integrate Dante […]

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Radial Engineering’s New Studio-Grade Preamp Can Be Used for Studio or Touring Applications

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Radial Engineering is shipping its HDI, a high-definition studio-grade direct box and preamp for studio recording or live-touring applications. The cornerstone of the HDI’s capabilities is the color control, which allows the blending of the signal from an ultra-clean operation on one side to amp-like distortion and warm transformer saturation on the other. The results […]

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The Not So Selfish Gene

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By Julian Philips SVP Global Workplace Solutions at AVI-SPL The seminal but often hastily misunderstood work by Dr. Richard Dawkins, “The Selfish Gene” argues that it is humble genes and not organisms, let alone species that dictate evolutionary progress, and that we as human beings are merely vassals as genes seek their own immortality. Scientists […]

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Eventide Releases MicroPitch Dual-Voice Shifter Plug-In for Mac and PC

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Eventide has released its MicroPitch dual-voice pitch shifter plug-in for Mac and PC. MicroPitch is the latest effect originated by Eventide in the 1970s. MicroPitch is a fine-resolution pitch shifter providing effects that range from subtle tone fattening to dramatic slapback effects via longer delays. MicroPitch allows users to mix in detuned and delayed versions […]

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QSC Debuts Two New Loudspeakers — Both Shipping Now

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QSC is now shipping two new loudspeakers — the AD-P.HALO, an integrated SUB/SAT pendant loudspeaker system, and the AC-C2T-LP, a low-profile ceiling-mount full-range loudspeaker. As part of the AcousticDesign Series, AD-P.HALO features an integrated 6.5” subwoofer and four 2.75” transducers in a single pendant-mount enclosure. The AD-P.HALO is designed for high-end retail or hospitality. At […]

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Ross Video Updates its Carbonite Ultra Production Switcher

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Ross Video has beefed up its Carbonite Ultra production switcher with the V4 update that includes support for all different frame rates. It also sees the addition of adjustable delays on all frame-synchronized inputs in HD and UHD. Also, the new update will offer Wide Color Gamut and HDR conversion in HD as well as […]

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TASCAM Announces Audio Interface Compatibility With Cubasis LE3

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TASCAM has announced audio interface compatibility with Steinberg’s new Cubasis LE3 music production app. Previously compatible with iPad only, the new Cubasis LE3 update adds iPhone compatibility as well as other new features. TASCAM is now bundling Cubasis LE3 with its US-1×2 USB audio interface, and SERIES 102i, SERIES 208i, US-2×2, US-4×4 and iXR USB/MIDI […]

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Ways to Sell, Serve and Support AV in Churches — The Blog Version of the LAVNCH WEEK HoW Day Panel

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During our live LAVNCH WEEK Tech Talk, Paul Richards of PTZOptics shared that, these last few months, “connected churches” are discovering just how large their communities really are. And once social distancing is relaxed, many houses of worship won’t be going back to the way things were in their AV systems. For bigger houses of […]

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LAVNCH WEEK HoW Tech Talk: “Creating a Scalable Worship Streaming System” with Paul Richards — The Blog Version

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One, in case you missed HoW Day for LAVNCH WEEK today and, two, in case you missed Steph Beckett’s videocast with Paul Richards here, here’s a THIRD chance for you to learn about how to stream for houses of worship, as told by Paul Richards. Because, here at rAVe, we like to give you thorough […]

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Anthony Coppedge on Stats, Facts and Opportunity in HoW — Blog Version of the LAVNCH WEEK Keynote

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It’s day four out of five for LAVNCH WEEK — the industry’s first all-digital launch event we’ve been putting on with Zoom and our partners this week — and today was House of Worship (HoW) day. This day was created specifically for two audiences: house of worship integrators and AV/IT providers (maybe even volunteers) who […]

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Atomos Announces RAW Recording Support for Sony PXW-FX9 Camcorder

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Atomos has just announced RAW recording support for the Sony PXW-FX9 camcorder with full-frame sensor, which will soon output RAW over SDI in a variety of frame rates up to DCI 4Kp60 and up to DCI 2Kp180. Initially, the Atomos Shogun 7 will record Apple ProRes RAW images at up to DCI 4Kp60, or in […]

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