NanoLumens Upgrades Performance LED Display Series

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NanoLumens today announced a series of product upgrades to its outdoor Performance Series line of LED displays. Announced upgrades include the addition of two new pixel pitches, at 3.1 millimeters and 3.9 millimeters, to complement the product line’s existing range of pitches. Another major change to the product line is the shift from using steel […]

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Extron Adds Two New Audio Power Amplifiers

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Extron has introduced the XPA U 1004 SB and XPA U 2002 SB ENERGY STAR-qualified audio power amplifiers, which feature flexible channel pairs that can drive 8-ohm, 4-ohm, 70-volt or 100-volt loads. The individually bridgeable channel pairs of the XPA U 1004 SB can deliver two 100 watt channels into low impedance systems or one […]

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Pliant Technologies Expands Line of Headsets for Production Environments

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Pliant Technologies’ expanded line of SmartBoom LITE and SmartBoom PRO headsets are specifically for production environments. The complete line of communications headsets includes a flip-up microphone feature that acts as an on/off switch for mic control, which can help keep noise and distractions to a minimum. Featuring a single-ear lightweight design, the SmartBoom LITE Headset […]

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Solid State Logic Offers New Fixed-Layout Fader Compact Control Surface

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Solid State Logic (SSL) announced the release of the new S300-48 fixed-layout 48+1 fader compact control surface. It can be combined with the portfolio of SSL’s System T consoles, remote tiles and screen interfaces, Tempest Processing Engines and Network I/O options. The expanded console configuration is designed to integrate with larger System T installations or […]

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Extron Introduces Microphone that Integrates with eBUS-Enabled Control Systems

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Extron has introduced the VoiceLift Pro Microphone EB, designed to integrate with eBUS enabled control systems to provide voice amplification for a wide variety of installations. The VoiceLift receiver connects to the eBUS port on an Extron IPCP control processor for power and customizable control of events such as Instant Alert or recording start/stop. Wireless […]

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Facebook Just Entered the UCC Market (Sort-of) with Fully-Encrypted Messenger Rooms

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Although aimed at the consumer market, Facebook’s new Messenger Rooms feature allows you to invite anyone to join your video call, even if they don’t have a Facebook account. The company also said it’s end-to-end encrypted. Rooms will soon hold up to 50 people with no time limit. You can start and share rooms on […]

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How Will Installation Verticals Weather the Storm of COVID-19?

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By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting Through its research in recent years, Futuresource has identified the install audio markets as a key opportunity for brands across the professional audio industry, ranging from large system touring vendors, through to business music brands and conferencing microphone suppliers. However, as with many professional audio segments and other areas of […]

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Anthony Coppedge Will Present on “Opportunity in the Billion Dollar HOW AV Market” During LAVNCH WEEK

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Oh my god I’m back again — with another taste of something you can expect to see during rAVe’s LAVNCH WEEK! Anthony Coppedge is a marketing and digital sales consultant who also happens to be a member of the rAVe BlogSquad. He’s also very clued in to the HOW world — and that’s why we […]

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Ashly Audio Ships Integrated Mixer Amp

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Ashly Audio’s new integrated mixer amp solution, the mXa-1502, is now shipping worldwide. The mXa-1502 brings four zones of mixing and DSP, two 150-watt amplifiers and programmable mic preamps all in a single, compact, rack-mountable unit that. Combined with Ashly’s new AquaControl software, the mXa-1502 allows integrators to install faster, add professional audio to more […]

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Blackmagic Design Lowers Price of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K to Under $2K

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Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for the popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K of US$1,995. This is a reduction of $500, which will help make this camera more affordable for users working on digital film as well as live production with the new ATEM Mini switchers. With the current demand for multi-camera […]

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Extron’s XTP DTP 24 Shielded Twisted Pair Cable Compatible With MS-TestPro HDBaseT Tester from MSolutions

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Extron announced this week that its XTP DTP 24 Shielded Twisted Pair Cable is fully compatible with the MS-TestPro HDBaseT tester by MSolutions. This handheld test device provides the data needed to verify signal integrity and stability of HDBaseT installations. Features include quick and efficient signal analysis, built-in monitoring, logging and diagnostics capabilities, and comprehensive […]

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Kramer Electronics Intros SDVoE-Based, AV-Over-IP Transceiver

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Kramer Electronics’ KDS-8 is a zero-latency, SDVoE-based (10G) AV-over-IP transceiver for distributing AV signals via Ethernet over copper cable. The KDS-8 streams up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) resolution signals over a 10G network interface, providing lossless compression. The KDS-8 is a fully standard and compliant SDVoE codec, and it enables compatibility with other software and hardware […]

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Sony Adds Two New Compact 4K Streaming Cameras for Remote Use

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Sony this week introduced two new compact cameras – SRG-XP1 (POV) and SRG-XB25 (BOX) – that deliver 4K 60p images along with full IP connectivity. Users can select the wide-angle SRG-XP1 or the optical zoom SRG-XB25, which offer users new options for sites that are hard-to-access or where there is no space for a full-sized […]

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Intel Unite, LG, Kramer and Barco Are Just Some of the Great Brands to Support LAVNCH WEEK

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The AV industry doesn’t quit, even when the world slows down. So when 2020’s biggest AV trade shows started to release their postponement and cancellation announcements one by one, starting as early as February, it was time to expedite the release of a new platform, called LAVNCH — something rAVe has been working for more […]

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Extron Announces Eight-Input Seamless Dynamic Presentation Switcher/Scaler

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Extron has announced the availability of the ISS 608, an eight-input seamless switcher for the dynamic presentation and scaling of DisplayPort and HDMI content at resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 at a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps. Advanced, presentation-enhancing features include Extron Vector 4K scaling technology and multiple transition effects, as well as […]

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Nortek Intros New Panamax BlueBOLT-Enabled Advanced Power Conditioner

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Nortek Security & Control LLC is introducing the Panamax VT1512-IP Advanced Power Conditioner, a BlueBOLT-enabled, ultra-slim form factor vertical rack power conditioner and power sequencer. Measuring a slim 1.7×1.75×37 inches, the VT1512-IP is a full-featured power conditioner providing protection and filtration for maximum longevity and performance of connected equipment. The Panamax VT1512-IP is BlueBOLT enabled, […]

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JVC Professional Video’s New Series of PTZ Cameras Can Stream Directly to Facebook

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JVC Professional Video launched the GY-HM250 Series of PTZ cameras that stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and other CDNs. JVC’s ongoing collaboration with the Facebook Live technology team enables users to log in to their Facebook account directly from the camera and publish livestreams with a push of the button, no PC or outboard […]

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Lumens Digital Optics UHD, Full HD PTZ Cameras Now Integrated With Extron Control Systems

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Lumens Digital Optics announced its UHD and Full HD PTZ cameras are now integrated with Extron control systems. This means that Lumens PTZ cameras now combine with the Extron IPCP, IPL and TLC series controller via RS232 and Ethernet. The control drivers enable the Extron Touch Screen and the Extron App to fully manage the […]

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Broadcast Pix Debuts StreamingPix Streaming Kit for Schools, Churches, Businesses and More

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Broadcast Pix just debuted StreamingPix, a complete live production and streaming solution. StreamingPix is a kit that uses the same acquisition, production, automation and streaming tools as the company’s professional products, but with simpler control interfaces and a library of graphics and clips to give content a polished and professional look. It’s aimed at corporations, […]

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AtlasIED Intros Four New UL 1480-Certified Speakers for Fire Alarm Systems

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AtlasIED has introduced four new UL 1480-certified speakers, which permits the speakers to be used in code-required fire alarm systems (NFPA 72) for fire alarm and signaling. The certification streamlines the bidding process on jobs that require speakers used for fire alarm signaling purposes for security, AV and IT contractors, exempting contractors from having to […]

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BenQ Releases New Line of Entry-Level BlueCore DLP Laser Projectors

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BenQ has introduced the entry-level BlueCore WUXGA and 1080p 4,000- and 5,000-lumen laser projectors: the LU710, LU930, LH710 and LH930. All use laser lighting, and all models use BenQ’s BlueCore IP5X-certified, dustproof, filter-free laser engine that’s spec’d at 20,000 hours of operation. In addition, the DLP chips are hermetically sealed and resist heat for over […]

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Extron Offers New Matrix Switcher With Video Scaling, Switching and Integration Features

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Extron announced the immediate availability of the DTP2 CrossPoint 82, an 8×2 presentation matrix switcher that provides state-of-the-art video scaling, switching and integration features. With a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps, it supports video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) and is HDCP 2.2 compliant. The DTP2 CrossPoint matrix switcher incorporates Extron-patented Vector 4K scaling […]

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Studio Technologies’ New Party-Line Intercom Solution Can Host 16 Users

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Studio Technologies launched the new Model 5421 Dante Intercom Engine, a Dante Audio-over-IP (AoIP) party-line intercom solution for up to 16 users. It incorporates an intercom-specific Auto Mix algorithm that optimizes party-line audio quality and reduces ambient interference from open mics. The compact half-rack enclosure is intended for use with Studio Technologies’ 370-series of Dante-enabled […]

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Legrand | AV Has a New Mounting Plate Accessory, Network Interface Module

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Legrand | AV has introduced a new mounting plate accessory and network interface module for its On-Q plastic structured wiring enclosures. For wired and wireless low-voltage systems, the AC1050 5-inch mounting plate allows a variety of third-party devices to be mounted into the enclosures. Designed to connect a Wi-Fi router or switch to wired networking […]

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MXL Microphones Now Shipping REVELATION II Microphone

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MXL Microphones is now shipping its REVELATION II microphone to its customers worldwide. As the successor to the MXL REVELATION, the REVELATION II uses the latest design and manufacturing technologies to offer the versatility of the classic MXL REVELATION, but at a lower cost. The MXL REVELATION II offers the warmth and intimacy of a […]

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David Labuskes, Eric Yuan to Keynote LAVNCH WEEK

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THE rAVe Agency, rAVe [PUBS] and Zoom are collaborating on a one-of-a-kind virtual event. If you receive our newsletter or follow us on social media, you’ve likely heard about it. LAVNCH WEEK (pronounced “launch” week) is a five-day virtual event focused exclusively on AV education through high-level keynotes, interactive discussion panels and new product launches. […]

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Hall Research Releases New Kit for Sending 4K Video Over a UTP Cable

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Hall Research has launched the EX-4KU kit, including a single-gang wall plate HDBaseT transmitter plus receiver. Designed to extend 4K HDMI video and USB data over a single UTP cable, the EX-4KU uses the new HDBaseT 2.0 technology that claims to extend video and USB with zero latency and with no compression. The wall plate […]

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Key Digital Says KD-CAMUSB PTZ Camera Is COVID-19 Ready

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Key Digital says its KD-CAMUSB, a USB-based PTZ camera, is COVID-19-ready. Natively compatible with Skype, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, RingCentral and Google Hangouts the KD-CAMUSB is aimed at e-learning, virtual classrooms, worship, trainings and at-home performances. The KD-CAMUSB requires no additional software installation and is compatible with computers using Windows, MAC, and Linux operating systems. […]

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Extron and Sennheiser Partner for Audio Solutions for Modern Workspaces

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Extron and Sennheiser jointly announced this week that they’re working together to create easy-to-deploy audio solutions for modern workspaces. Starting with a new control system and audio DSP resources that simplify the integration of Sennheiser Dante microphone arrays with Extron devices, using an Extron DMP Plus series audio DSP connected to a Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling […]

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Remote Camera Controls in Zoom Bring Videoconferencing to the Next Level

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM PTZOPTICS   By Paul Richards Chief Streaming Officer, PTZOptics Zoom videoconferencing has many little known features that are quite powerful for specific verticals and power users. One of these little known features is called far-end camera control. Far end cameras control is a feature that Zoom admins can enable […]

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Is The End Near for LCD Video Walls? An Interview With Planar’s Adam Schmidt

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By Futuresource Consulting Samsung recently announced that it will stop the production of tiled LCD video wall products. Though, they will supply ordered LCD video walls until the end of 2020. We spoke with Planar Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Pro Services Adam Schmidt to discuss this shift and gather from this fellow […]

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