Worried About Extending USB? Worry No More as Extron Just Debuted Perfection

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Extron is shipping the new UCS 900 Series of fiber optic SuperSpeed USB extenders that extend USB data signals from peripheral devices to a host computer over fiber optic cable. These extenders are compatible with all USB standards up to USB 3.2 including previous standards, and support data rates up to 5 Gbps. The UCS […]

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Lumens Digital Optics 4K and PTZ Cameras Now Integrate With Elgato Stream Deck

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Lumens Digital Optics announced the integration of its 4K and Full HD PTZ cameras and LC200 into open-source Bitfocus companion for Elgato Stream Deck. The integration allows Stream Deck to control camera actions and adjust image settings, even start auto-tracking cameras. With quick taps, you can control Pan-Tilt-Zoom, presets, start recording and streaming, switch channel […]

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Clevertouch Adds New Content Management Platform

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Clevertouch released ClevertouchLive, a new digital signage Content Management Platform (CMP). ClevertouchLive is basically a cloud-based application that includes a platform for creating and managing content in digital signage, room-booking and interactive collaboration panels. ClevertouchLive allows you to: Connect and manage all devices from a single cloud account Personalize dashboards to access frequently-used features Customize […]

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Pan Acoustics Releases P SW-112 Compact Subwoofer

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Pan Acoustics just added the P SW-112 compact subwoofer to its lineup. The 12” HQ woofer chassis made of birch plywood can drive up to 3600 watts (peak) power and 131 dB (peak) output levels. Ergonomic handles as well as a M20 pole mount for attaching a distance rod makes the design for both installs and rentals. The subwoofer is […]

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Barco Intros Next Generation of OverView LCD View Wall Displays

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Barco just announced the next generation of its OverView range LCD video walls. The new OverView LVD-5521C and OverView KVD-5521C evolve the existing Overview LCD range and can now be remotely monitored and controlled and support 4K streaming content. These new features make this series even more suitable for a wider range of applications, including control rooms, broadcast studios, corporate lobbies, experience centers and […]

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ViewSonic Intros Pre-Assembled Kit Solution for All-in-One dvLED Displays

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ViewSonic Corp just launched a pre-assembled solution kit (with a movable flight case) for its All-in-One Direct View 108” and 135” LED Displays. ViewSonic’s All-in-One Direct View LED Display integrates the display, image stitching, power supply and control systems into one device. Its design includes a 35 mm ultra-slim ID and 10mm edges comes in […]

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Epson Intros Three New EX-Series Business Projectors

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Epson today introduced three new business projectors – the EX5280, Pro EX7280 and EX9230. The 4000 lumen Pro EX7280 is native WXGA (1200×768), the 3500-lumen EX9230 is 1920×1080 and the 3800-lumen EX5280 is native XGA (1024×768) and are all designed for portable or fixed office applications. From home offices to video conference rooms, these compact […]

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TASCAM Enters Massively Overcrowded Shotgun Mic Market

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It seems as though microphone companies think no one will ever want to touch a mic again as the new TM-200SG shotgun microphone, from TASCAM, is yet another addition to its expanding line of microphones. The new TM-200SG is aimed at DIY videographers. The microphone incorporates a built-in low-cut filter for environmental noise reduction, claiming […]

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Luxul Intros Three New L2/L3 Gigabit Switches

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Luxul introduced three new additions to its portfolio of managed L2/L3 Gigabit switches: the 48 PoE+ SW-510-48P-F; 24 PoE+ SW-610-24P-R; and 48 PoE+ SW-610-48P-F. Designed for large residential and commercial networks, the units are packed with features for simple network expansion and management, while offering switching capacities of 104Gbps, 128Gbps and 176Gbps, respectively. To accommodate […]

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Prolights Debuts Astra Wash Series Moving-Wash Lights

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Prolights debuted its new Astra Wash series of two new moving washes, the 7Pix and 19Pix. The new fixtures contain 7 and 19 x 40-watt LED emitters, made by Osram, with additive RGBW color mixing. The Astra Wash7Pix can output 4,000 lumens and the Astra Wash19Pix 10,000 lumens, considerably brighter than their predecessors, and the […]

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Tripleplay Releases Low-Latency Encoder for Streaming Live Events

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Tripleplay released a new low-latency 3R-LH2 encoder for streaming live events. Tripleplay’s new Encoder ensures the time delay between video input and IPTV stream output is as low as possible, delivering sub-frame latency at 1080p60. When used in combination with the optimized Tripleplay PLAY3R-SP1 player, a glass-to-glass latency as low as 100 ms can be […]

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Williams AV Announces Convey Video for Language Translation, Open Captioning and More

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Williams AV announced Convey Video — literally, real-time language translation, open captioning, and archiving system for the ProAV industry. Powered by Google’s artificial intelligence platform, Convey Video eliminates the barriers of language with real-time translation and has the ability to transcribe up to 27 languages and 70+ dialects with up to 94% accuracy. In addition […]

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Lectrosonics Intros DBSM Single Battery and DBSMD Dual-Battery Body-Pack Transmitters

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Lectrosonics introduced the two newest members of the digital wireless microphone system family, the DBSM single battery and DBSMD dual-battery body-pack transmitters. The new units are compatible with the DSQD digital receiver, DCHR digital portable receiver and DCR822 compact dual-channel digital receiver and feature a tuning range covering both the A1 and B1 bands from […]

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Audinate Now Shipping Dante AVIO USB-C Adapter

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Audinate is already shipping the Dante AVIO USB-C adapter that allows the latest mobile devices and computers to connect to any Dante audio network for play-out or recording. Compact and rugged, the Dante AVIO family of adapters allow users to use non-Dante analog, USB, AES3/EBU or Bluetooth audio equipment with a Dante audio network. The […]

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Prolights Launches Flagship Astra Beam260IP Beam Light

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Prolights just launched a new flagship Astra Beam260IP, an IP-rated moving beam light. According to Prolights, the Astra Beam260IP is sharper, brighter and more resistant to the elements than any fixture in its class, and yet more compact and lightweight. The Astra Beam260IP includes a new lamp, made by OSRAM. Prolights says the Sirius HRI […]

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Vanco International Intros Five New PulseAudio Products

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Vanco International just announced five new products in the PulseAudio line that addresses both residential and commercial spaces. The lineup includes: PulseAudio PAV1100 100-Watt Single-Channel Commercial Amplifier: Like the PAV140, the PAV1100 is a 100 Watt Class-D power amplifier that is marketed as a “plug and play solution” for any 70-volt/100-volt speaker application. It can […]

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TASCAM Debuts TM-250U USB Condenser Microphone

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TASCAM just debuted the TM-250U USB Condenser Microphone that’s designed for direct connection to a computer for audio podcasting, dialog and vocal recording, music recording, conferencing and other forms of online audio. The TASCAM TM-250U connects via USB and has a super-cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response of 20Hz~20kHz and is compatible with Windows, […]

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ARX Debuts Ultra deBalancer

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ARX just debuted the Ultra deBalancer, a two-channel audio de-balancer and switchable +4dB or -10dB Level Optimizer, specifically designed to handle the critical task of converting Pro Audio balanced outputs to unbalanced signals. With so many different consumer products in today’s “BYOD” environment, you need to be prepared with the right equipment on hand to […]

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Here’s the World’s First Non-Socially Distanced Concert, Thanks to L-Acoustics

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“Haere Mai Wellington, welcome to the biggest show on earth!” exclaimed Six60’s lead singer Matiu Walters to an exhilarated 32,000-strong audience at Wellington’s Sky Stadium. In fact, crowds at open-air venues welcomed the homegrown band on each of their six shows for their Six60 Saturday’s tour in early 2021. Throughout the tour, fans enjoyed the band’s electrifying […]

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PS Audio Now Shipping PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST)

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PS Audio is shipping its PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST), designed for disc playback from SACD, CD and other optical disc formats. The new PerfectWave SACD Transport is capable of playing stereo audio from most types of optical discs, including SACD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD-R*/-RW*/+R*/+RW*(*audio data file only). In addition, the PST will play the […]

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Planar Releases MGP Series Fine-Pitch LED Displays

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Planar expanded its fine pitch LED display solutions with the release of the Planar MGP Series. With the new Planar MGP Series, Planar is trying to make fine pitch LED a closer alternative (cost-wise) to projection or tiled LCD environments including retail settings, classrooms, lecture halls and houses of worship, as well as digital signage […]

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Audio-Technica Now Shipping New Omnidirectional and Cardioid Condenser Mics

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Audio-Technica is shipping the new ES945O/XLR omnidirectional condenser boundary microphone and ES947C/XLR cardioid condenser boundary microphone — replacing A-T’s ES945 and ES947. The ES945O/XLR and ES947C/XLR add IPX4 water resistance, protecting the microphones from splashes of water and making them even more ideal conferencing and monitoring solutions for a wide range of applications. With their […]

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AVer Information Launches DL30 AI-Based Auto Tracking Distance Learning Camera

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AVer Information announced the launch the DL30, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Auto Tracking Distance Learning Camera. Designed specifically for the K-12 distance learning classroom but can be used in training, houses of worship and UCC spaces, the DL30 boasts advanced AI to automatically detect the teacher’s movement in the classroom, allowing them to focus on […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Upgrades E Series Stand-Alone Large Format Displays

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced its upgraded E Series stand-alone large format displays. Designed with corporate, education and indoor digital signage applications in mind, the improved E Series is native 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution with a slim bezel design, giving users the opportunity to share content, whether in small information installations or built-in […]

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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Debuts Omega-16 Multi-Zone UHF/VHF Distribution System

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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) has announced the debut of the Omega-16 multi-zone receiver and antenna distribution system. The Omega-16 has four sets of diversity antenna inputs (eight total) and 16 sets of diversity outputs (32 total). Available in both UHF and VHF, the RF bandpass filtering for the UHF unit is at 470-616 MHz, while […]

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Dynacord Intros MXE5 24 x 24 Matrix for IP-Based Peripherals With Dante and AES70-Compliant Control

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Dynacord’s MXE5 is a 24×24 matrix/communications hub for IP-based peripherals integrated with Dante and AES70-compliant control aimed at fixed installations in stadiums, sports venues, convention, conference and event centers, churches and larger educational facilities. Dynacord just improved the MXE5’s DSP configuration by adding the SONICUE sound system software for control. In addition, MXE5 now features […]

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Listen Technologies Announces ListenTALK 2.0, Expanding Possibilities for Multi-Language Interpretation

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Listen Technologies Corporation has announced ListenTALK 2.0, adding functionality to overcome the challenges that distance, background noise, hearing loss and face coverings pose to communications. The new functionality makes it easier for interpreters using ListenTALK to listen to audio in one language and speak the words in another language without having to carry additional equipment. […]

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Sony Intros XVS-G1 Entry-Level Live Production Switcher with 4K

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The newest addition to Sony’s switcher family, the XVS-G1, is an entry-level compact live production switcher that includes a new video processing engine, 4K and 1080p support with a modern design. Optimized for live production needs including news, entertainment, sports as well as houses of worship, corporations and educational institutions, the XVS-G1 system is intended […]

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Extron Announces Availability of the SSP 200 Surround Sound Processor

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Extron announced the availability of the SSP 200 Surround Sound Processor designed for pro AV applications in corporate and commercial environments. This new processor automatically decodes Dolby and DTS formats from HDMI sources to discrete audio outputs. Providing up to ten built-in outputs, plus additional outputs via an EXP port, the SSP 200 provides the […]

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Resources for Becoming Your Best AV Self

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V During the spring E4v, I was asked about my resources. For me, that’s an almost overwhelming question. Yes, I’m a bit of a bookhound, but there are also people, organizations, websites and papers that I’ve found invaluable over the years. Like many of you, I tripped into this whole […]

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As Churches Return To Live Events and Services, What Next?

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A year ago, churches nationwide unexpectedly were thrust into exclusively doing virtual events and services, over many months. With churches recently returning to live services, and the worst relating to the pandemic seemingly behind us … what now? Over these past 12 months, churches have adapted on the fly. Many have begun hosting live services […]

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A Fully Virtual Regional HOW Event

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As you may recall from previous columns, I serve on the overall planning committee for a regional faith-based event in North Carolina. Pilgrimage, a large-scale event for United Methodist youth and their adult leaders, traditionally takes place in person during the second weekend in November each year. As you can imagine, that was not the […]

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