Five Questions Every Integrator Should Be Asking

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For those of you who don’t know me well, I am pretty active in networking with other AV professionals, technology managers, designers, content producers, etc  If there is one thing most of them agree on, it’s that doing a proper needs analysis is the only way to assure that our systems meet all of our […]

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NEC Adds Two 55″ Monitors with Only 0.44-Millimeter Bezel

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NEC Display today announced the addition of near bezel-less 55″ panels to its UN Series line of displays. The new UN552S and UN552VS have an inactive area (a bezel) of just 0.44 millimeters surrounding an anti-glare, high-haze IPS panel designed for seamless multi-screen configurations, designed for digital signage uses in retail, corporate and broadcast environments. […]

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Kramer Debuts TP-789R Receiver for 4K HDBaseT

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Kramer Electronics’ TP-789R is an HDBaseT receiver for 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDMI, RS232 and IR signals and two-way powering over twisted pair. The receiver extends video signals to up to 40 meters (130 feet) over Kramer copper cables at up to 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24bpp video resolution. The TP-789R receiver either provides power over the copper extension […]

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Sony Grows IP-Based, Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera Lineup and Adds NDI/HX Capability

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At InfoComm 2019, Sony Electronics introduced two new PoE+ cameras to its IP-based, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera family. The SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 are both new models that offer a 4K upgrade option — a first for PTZ cameras — to make them future-ready. The SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 are designed for corporate, education, healthcare, faith and government […]

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STAGEPAS 1K PA System from Yamaha Debuts

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Yamaha today launched the STAGEPAS 1K portable PA system, improving upon previous models with what they are calling a more powerful system. The company has also added a STAGEPAS Editor iOS/Android app. The STAGEPAS 1K is driven by a high-frequency array speaker packed with 10 small-diameter 1.5″ drivers that provide what Yamaha says is “professional-level […]

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With NEC at InfoComm 2019, It was All About Partnerships and Analytics

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Every single person from NEC who was at InfoComm was busy. Not only did they have one of the biggest booths at the show but NEC Display products were all over the show floor in signage and collaboration partnerships and a couple of dozen NEC’ers showed up to run the First Annual AVIXA 5K race, […]

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MFX Multi-Function Monitors Debut from Electro-Voice at InfoComm 2019

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Launched at InfoComm 2019, MFX Multi-Function Monitors MFX-12MC and MFX-15MC are passive 12” and 15” two-way coaxial monitors with a performance level engineered to complement the X-Line Advance line array models X1, X2, X12-128 and X12-125F and corresponding installation versions. MFX Multi-Function Monitors utilize high-output coaxially aligned HF and LF transducers matched with an innovative […]

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Extron Launches DSP for Dante Systems Dubbed DMP 128 FlexPlus

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Extron just introduced the DMP 128 FlexPlus series of compact Dante Digital Matrix Processors, featuring twelve FlexInput channels with full DSP, including AEC and Dante connectivity, in only a half rack space. With a mix matrix, a USB audio interface and analog compatibility, the DMP 128 FlexPlus provides the ability to easily connect and route […]

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InfoComm 2019 Shuts Up Orlando Haters By Setting an All-Time Attendance Record, Again

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From Friday’s AVIXA Foundation Career Day, welcoming students to the show, to the more than 40 percent of registered attendees under the age of 40, InfoComm 2019, June 8-14 in Orlando, continued to draw the next generation of audiovisual professionals, as well as a broad cross-section of engaged AV customers from higher education, hospitality, retail […]

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Yamaha Adds Power Amplifiers with Dante

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Yamaha introduced new power amplifiers dubbed the PC Series. Adding Dante audio network connectivity, a 20×8 input matrix, with sampling rates of up to 96kHz and a broader range of on-board digital signal processing (DSP)f, the amplifier also includes crossovers, delays, parametric EQs, mutes and limiters. Yamaha currently offers a full line of power amplifiers […]

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L-Acoustics ARCS Family Grows at InfoComm 2019

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L-Acoustics announced at InfoComm 2019 the upcoming debut of install-specific versions of the full A Series. The new install range delivers the same renowned L-Acoustics concert performance as their touring versions, in a discrete, economical design and accompanied by install-specific rigging accessories for ultimate flexibility. A Series offers adjustable coverage options, with the A15i Focus […]

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Yamaha VX Series Speaker Line Grows

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Yamaha has introduced the VX Series of loudspeakers, including the latest VXC2F and VXC8S in-ceiling models, and the latest version (3.0) of the Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions Speaker Calculator (CISSCA) system design software. The expanding VX series is divided into three categories: VXC ceiling loudspeakers, VXS surface mount loudspeakers and VXL slimline, column, line array […]

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Atlona Debuts USB-C Omega Series Multi-Format Switcher at InfoComm 2019

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Atlona added a new switcher to the Omega Series, the AT-OME-MS42, which is a 4×2 matrix switcher capable of switching 4K/UHD signals. It’s aimed at meeting rooms, conference rooms and lecture halls. It will also be available as the AT-OME-MS42-KIT with a companion AT-OME-EX-RX HDBaseT receiver. The OME-MS42 and OME-MS-42-KIT includes inputs for switching USB-C, […]

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Bose Professional ControlSpace EX Line Grows

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Bose Professional has expanded its ControlSpace EX range with two new processors optimized for conferencing rooms (EX-440C and EX-12AEC) and a high-powered general purpose digital signal processor (EX-1280). With an open-architecture all-in-one design, the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing signal processor facilitates high-quality microphone integration and audio processing for small-to-medium standalone meeting rooms. Various inputs and outputs […]

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Maxell (Formerly Hitachi) Intros Three 3LCD Laser Projectors

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Maxell, Ltd. today announced the launch of three 3LCD laser projectors for the North American market. This new series of laser projectors — the first to be manufactured under the Maxell brand — includes the WUXGA (1920×1200) Maxell MP-WU5603, the WXGA (1280×800) MP-WX5603 (both 6,000 ANSI lumens) and the 5000 lumen, WUXGA 1920×1200 MP-WU5503. These […]

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Alteros Launches GTX Series L.A.W.N. Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone

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Alteros is debuting the GTX Series L.A.W.N. (Local Area Wireless mic Network) Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System, alongside two handheld transmitters — the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld) — and the system’s feature-rich remote and network control platform. The GTX Series L.A.W.N. UWB system is a professional broadcast/live performance solution that the companys […]

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New IP Intercom and IP Audio Mixing Product from Telos Alliance Debuts at InfoComm 2019

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The Telos Alliance debuted IP Communications and IP Audio Mixing Solutions into the Telos Infinity IP Intercom platform and the new Axia iQx IP Audio Console lines. Telos Alliance invented AoIP for the broadcast market, but the utility of its Infinity matrix-free IP intercom extends beyond market borders into the Pro AV space, with applications […]

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Waves Audio Offers eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System

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Waves Audio is showing its eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System, an all-inclusive mixing solution, ideal for houses of worship, clubs, touring bands and live engineers. The complete live mixing system comes with the Waves eMotion LV1 16-stereo-channel live software mixer, SoundStudio STG-1608 stagebox, SoundGrid Impact Server-C, Axis One Waves-optimized computer, 24-inch Dell touchscreen, eight-port […]

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L-Acoustics Shows Avnu-certified LS10 AVB Switch at InfoComm 2019

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L-Acoustics announced the launch of the LS10 Avnu certified AVB switch. LS10 offers an out-of-the-box AVB solution for connectivity, providing a simple, reliable networking solution. A founding member of the user-driven Milan workgroup, L-Acoustics is committed to AVB, an Ethernet standard built to deal with moving time-sensitive audio and video data across a network. Two […]

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Here’s What Sony Introduced at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, Sony showcased AV, presentation and display technologies that offer what Sony says is collaborative, interoperable, cost-effective and streamlined operation for the corporate, education, entertainment and healthcare markets. Sony’s theme for the show was “Live Your Vision,” which reinforces the company’s commitment to working jointly with customers to address their challenges and provide […]

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Bose Shows ArenaMatch DeltaQ Loudspeakers on Exhibit

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Bose Professional is showing new ArenaMatch DeltaQ loudspeakers and ArenaMatch Utility loudspeakers. ArenaMatch loudspeakers bring Bose sound quality, consistency, vocal clarity and flexibility to outdoor installations through DeltaQ technology, which allows directivity, or “Q,” to vary in each module to more precisely match coverage to audience area. ArenaMatch array modules are available with 10-, 20- […]

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DPA Intros 4097 Choir Mic at InfoComm 2019

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DPA Microphones previewed a new addition to its microphone lineup, the 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphone at InfoComm 2019. Ideal for house of worship and choir applications, the 4097 provides the same sonic qualities as the brand’s d:vote CORE 4099 Instrument Microphone but was designed specifically to capture dynamic choir sound, with both wireless or […]

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Optoma Created a Fixed-Frame 130″ LED Display in FHDQ130

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Optoma today at InfoComm officially unveiled its new FHDQ130 QUAD LED display to the U.S. market. It uses four native 1080p QUAD LED displays to create a 130″ (114.9″ x 65.3″) 4K resolution LOED that comes pre-calibrated. It also includes a 4-in-1 surface mount diode layout, with the LED diodes, allowing for a smoother screen […]

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Powersoft Debuts Mezzo Family of Amps at InfoComm 2019

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Powersoft unveiled its newest amplifier platform at InfoComm 2019 [Booth 6681, West Level 2] during a press conference today. Mezzo, a new line designed for the AV/IT market, consists of eight amplifier models, each offering different power and connectivity options. Mezzo, is aimed at corporate, hospitality and educational environments, is a what they are calling […]

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BlueJeans Adds Interactive Video Livestreaming to UCC Market

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Blue Jeans Network unveiled what it’s calling the next generation of its livestreaming platform adding better system management and security. Dubbed BlueJeans Events, it includes video interactivity and controls to manage live presentations, webinars, training events and executive town hall-like events that can host up to 15,000 participants. According to a BlueJeans TechValidate survey, 72 […]

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AtlasIED Intros IP-Based Pendant Speaker

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AtlasIED’s new IP-based PM8GD pendant speaker debuted at InfoComm 2019 in booth #5653. Designed for open ceiling environments, the IP-PM8GD IPX pendant speaker can be used anywhere within a building for consistent sound and audio broadcasting of network-based communications. Hailed as the audiovisual industry’s first IP- enabled pendant endpoint, the IP-PM8GD is engineered for such […]

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Radial Engineering Debuts Catapult Mini TRS Cat5 Audio Snake

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Radial Engineering just announced that the Catapult Mini TRS, the latest addition to the Catapult product line of modular Cat5 audio snakes, is now shipping. The Catapult Mini TRS provides the ability to drive four analog audio channels over a single shielded Cat5 cable and easily connect to audio interfaces and other devices with balanced […]

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Is The Best New Product at InfoComm 2019 Actually a SaaS Service?

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Liberty AV just had a bag of money fall out of the sky and hit them in the head by being gifted the U.S. distribution rights for a start-up company called Teleportivity, which is launching a product using the same name here at InfoComm 2019. You’ll want to see this product as it’s an actual […]

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Matrox Monarch EDGE Encoders Ship

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Matrox Video has started shipping the Monarch EDGE 4K encoders for resolutions up to 3840x2160p@60 or quad 1920x1080p@60 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 using 25G networks. Priced at $7495 (€6,795, £5,995), the Monarch EDGE 4:2:0 8-bit encoder model is designedl for webcasting and over-the-top (OTT) delivery, while the Monarch EDGE 4:2:2 10-bit encoder version at […]

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Vanco Adds Commercial Audio Products at InfoComm 2019

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Vanco International has announced the addition of a Single Channel Amplifier from their PulseAudio brand as well as a four-channel amplifier and Pendant speaker enclosures from its Beale Street Audio brand. The new products were designed to equip commercial and residential AV dealers with 70V- to 100V-compatible electronics and audio solutions that add sound to […]

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Professional Wireless Systems Debuts RF Over Fiber PRZM Units At InfoComm

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Professional Wireless Systems has announced that the PRZM RF over fiber (RFoF) conversion system and Alpha Quad-4 and Alpha Quad-8 units is making their InfoComm debut in Orlando this week. PRZM, designed to facilitate the remote placement of wireless audio antennas beyond 200 feet, is ideal for live production as well as installed sound applications. […]

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Christie Debuts Core Series LED and CorePlus LED Displays

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Christie at InfoComm launched the Christie Core Series and the Christie CorePlus. Core Series is designed for applications such as shopping mall kiosks, airport and public transit signage and select corporate installations with budgetary constraints. With pixel pitches from 1.2 to 2.5 mm, redundant on-board power and ADA-compliant mount system; Christie Core Series installs directly […]

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