Extron Ships Ethernet Connected Decorator Series Button Panels

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Extron is now shipping their NBP Decorator Series Network Button Panels, a new product family that brings convenient, easy-to-deploy control to a broad variety of AV applications. Network Button Panels connect to a control processor using standard Ethernet. These customizable, easy-to-use control panels work in conjunction with an IP Link Pro control processor or HC […]

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MultiDyne Adds Dante and Ethernet Option to Interlocking BULLET Series of Fiber-Optic Line

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MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions is set to introduce its new BULLET series (formerly SilverBULLET) of miniature, rugged fiber-optic link products next month. In addition to the 12G-capable BULLET for high-bandwidth video, MultiDyne will make it Dante-enabled — also capable of Ethernet transport. Shipping soon, MultiDyne’s 12G BULLET solves the problem of high-bandwidth, single-link transport to […]

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Bittree Launches Dante Enabled Patchbay

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Bittree will debut what it says is the world’s first Dante audio patchbay to market in time next month. Bittree’s Dante patchbay eliminates the complexity of analog and Dante audio patching in the broadcast infrastructure. It provides a ramp to instantly move 16 channels of analog audio on and off of Dante networks, and serves […]

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Vaddio Ships CeilingMIC Microphones

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Vaddio has introduced (and is already shipping) its new CeilingMIC overhead microphones. Each CeilingMIC unit is designed with three microphone elements enclosed in a single pendant hanging enclosure, designed for 360-degree pickup coverage with integrated acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) and digital signal processing (DSP). The DSP interface box provides AEC reference from the far end […]

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Focusrite’s RedNet Control Now Includes Support for Red Range Interfaces

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Focusrite has released RedNet Control 2.3, a free update that unifies RedNet Control with configuration, status monitoring, metering and extended operational control of the Red 4Pre, Red 8Pre, Red 16Line — Focusrite’s range of audio interfaces offering up to 64-in / 64-out Thunderbolt I/O with Pro Tools | HD and Dante network audio connectivity. Focusrite […]

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When Your Brand’s Email Is Noise

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Your business may have the coolest AVL product or service on the market, but amassing more emails in your prospect’s Inbox isn’t helping you sell even one of those great new products. Why? As decision-makers and consumers, we’re inundated and overloaded with information and emails. We’re deluged by data. What we don’t need to know is […]

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Waves Introduces the eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System

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Waves Audio just introduced the eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System. The Waves eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System is an all-inclusive mixing solution aimed at 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 […]

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EAW Launches KF810P Installation Line Array

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Eastern Acoustic Works has launched the new KF810P installation line array, the latest model in the company’s KF800 series. As with other KF-series loudspeakers, the KF810P is a three-way system with broadband pattern control. Designed specifically for installed applications, it incorporates aesthetics offered in black or white, invisible wiring and concealed three-point rigging. A weather-rated […]

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Our ISE Show Coverage Is More Than Every Other AV Publications’ in the World Combined

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rAVe [PUBS] and rAVe [NOW] just returned from the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show last week in Amsterdam and we covered the show floor with nearly 20 reporters. You want proof? Well here you go: We shot over 1,500 new product videos on the show floor — yes, 1,500 We wrote up over 350 new […]

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Auralex Adds Eco-Friendly Acoustical Treatment Solutions

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Auralex Acoustics now has multiple eco-friendly products. Auralex has also revised and updated its EcoTech Acoustical Panels with improved fire, moisture, mold and bacterial resistance. EcoTech panels are all “cost-effective” 1-inch treatments and the white color blends into many residential and commercial spaces. EcoTech panels are also usable for harsh environments. Applications include nightclubs, soundstages, […]

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Bose Pro Offers New Accessories for S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System

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Bose Professional has added new offerings for its S1 Pro multi-position PA system. The S1 Pro’s accessories now includes the new S1 Pro play-through cover, which is set to be available to the public in May 2019 in multiple colors. Additionally, each S1 Pro comes with a pre-installed rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and compatibility with […]

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Extron Debuts 18G, 4K/60 Seamless Switcher and Scaler

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Extron just announced the ISS 608, an eight-input seamless switcher for the 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. Features include Extron Vector 4K scaling technology and multiple transition effects, as well as logo insertion, video keying and PIP […]

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TASCAM Demos New Dante Compact Processor

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TASCAM’s new Dante Compact Processor series comprises seven half-rack Dante audio converters featuring on-board digital matrix mixers with signal processing. Designed for a wide variety of public facilities, broadcast applications, recording and post production studios, sound-reinforcement systems, corporate boardrooms, these Dante-enabled input/output endpoints deliver up to 24-bit, 96 kHz audio conversion. Dante Compact Processors can […]

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NEUTRIK Shows a Handful of New Products at ISE

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NEUTRIK has introduced the XIRIUM PRO, a dedicated ‘studio quality’ digital wireless audio link and a cable replacement system offering robust, low latency, high-resolution digital audio signals over long distances. NEUTRIK’s new TOP product range addresses the demand for environmentally sealed connectors for use in heavy-duty and harsh environment applications with entertainment equipment like PA […]

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New TASCAM MX-8A Matrix Mixer Is Aimed at MultiZone Installs

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With eight mic/line inputs, eight line outputs, integrated DSP for audio optimization and a built-in, 2×2 audio interface, TASCAM’s new MX-8A matrix mixer is excellent choice for small to medium-sized installs in applications such as stores, restaurants and banquet rooms. Combine up to ten sources (eight mic/line input channels and two USB audio interface returns) […]

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Optoma Intros ProScene Line of ProAV Laser Projectors

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Optoma today announced three new additions to its ProScene projector series featuring 4K HDR compatibility aimed at houses of worship, museums, entertainment and education settings. The Optoma ZH506T, ZU506T and ZW506-W projectors are spec’d at 300,000:1 contrast ratio, are all 5,000 lumens and can last up to 20,000 hours of operation. In addition, each projector […]

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Canon Debuts Native 4K Projector

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Canon Europe today announced a new 4K laser projector, the XEED 4K5020Z, which is a compact 4K LCoS laser projector. The new projector allows for installation in any 360-degree orientation and uses a spigot lens fitting. It’s compatible with seven interchangeable Canon lenses, including the new RS-SL07RST 4K lens. It features a 1.76x motorized zoom […]

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Epson Debuts Pro L Interchangeable-Lens Laser Projectors at ISE 2019, Including 30K Lumens Version

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Epson today announced a new range of compact, interchangeable-lens Pro L laser projectors. In addition, Epson is introducing new 9,000 and 30,000 lumen laser projectors. Epson’s new projectors will be on display at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam from Feb. 5-8 at Epson’s booth, #1-H90. The new range of Pro L projectors are Epson’s most compact, […]

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Sony Intros Three New Laser Projectors in the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70

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Sony just launched two new installation projectors in the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70, both aimed at schools, corporations, churches, museums and entertainment installations. With a native WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution, the 3LCD projectors are specified at 6,500 lumens and 5,500 lumens, respectively, and use a newly-developed 0.76-inch LCD panel. Both models come with an ‘intelligent setting’ feature […]

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Biamp Intros New Amplifiers

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Biamp introduces the first enterprise-ready rack-mounted amplifiers with 100 percent asymmetric power distribution at ISE 2019 in Stand 3-B120. Designed for sound reinforcement, the new amplifiers are offered in two models: Tesira 1200.1 — four-channel, 1200-watt amplifier, single asymmetric bank Tesira 1200.2 — four-channel, 2400-watt amplifier, dual asymmetric banks The only true single-cable amplifier solution, […]

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QSC Introduces CX-Q Series Network Amplifiers

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QSC today announces new network power amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As a native peripheral of the Q-SYS Ecosystem, The CX-Q Series network amplifiers can take advantage of network routing capabilities as well as advanced processing, control, monitoring and loudspeaker output load. These amplifiers also assist Q-SYS in deploying signature QSC technologies like Intrinsic Correction, […]

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Canon Intros LX-4K3500Z 4K Laser Projector with 40,000 Lumens

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Canon Europe today announced the launch of the LX-4K3500Z, its first large venue 4K projector. This DLP-based 4K laser projector is compatible with a new set of Canon-branded lenses (capable of projecting from 2m-176m) an it’s aimed at the rental and staging market and high-end install markets. The LX-4K3500Z includes 10-bit color processing that hits […]

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Clear-Com Ships V-Series IRIS Panels with AES67 Audio-over-IP

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The new Clear-Com V-Series Iris Panels, which provide Eclipse HX users with low latency Audio-over-IP (AoIP) using AES67, are now shipping. The V-Series Iris panel can monitor and send communications over three concurrent AES67-compliant uncompressed audio IP streams, enabling systems to deliver high quality, uncompressed audio from intercom user to user with significantly reduced latency. […]

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Christie Debuts New MicroTiles LED

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Nearly a decade after the launch of the original Christie MicroTiles (rear-screen DLP cubes), Christie has launched a new LED version called, appropriately, the MicroTiles LED. Marketed to be smaller, brighter and more flexible than the first-generation, Christie MicroTiles LED makes its global debut at ISE 2019 this week in Amsterdam. Delivering P3 color space […]

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Matrox Expands Video Wall Portfolio, Adds New SDI and DisplayPort Capture Card Options

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Matrox Graphics announces an expansion to its capture card and video wall portfolio. The Matrox Mura IPX 12G-SDI capture and IP encode/decode cards are the product range’s set of SDI cards, while the Matrox Mura IPX 4K DisplayPort capture and IP decode cards extend the DisplayPort-based offering. The new Mura IPX capture cards now allow […]

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The Golden Year

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Although you are reading this in February 2019, it was written in December of 2018 due to the weird schedules needed for online publishing. December of 2018 was a personally momentous month because it represented a major milestone — my 50th year as a member of the Audio Engineering Society and the professional audio community […]

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SurgeX Defender Series Gets Bigger

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AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection (ESP) today announces additions to the SurgeX Defender Series line. With models designed to provide installations globally with “cost-effective” (translation: cheaper than the earlier versions) protection and conditioning, the SurgeX Defender Series includes the SX-DS1011i, a 10-amp / 230-volt plug configuration with 11 IEC outlets, and the SX-DS-1611i with a 16-amp […]

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Bose Professional Introduces DesignMax Loudspeakers

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Bose Professional is introducing DesignMax loudspeakers aimed at serving any commercial space. DesignMax loudspeakers range from 2-inch low-profile models to 8-inch high-SPL compression-driver loudspeakers. All models deliver instantly-impressive sound, with no EQ or DSP required. SmartBass processing can also be enabled to deliver enhanced sound at any listening level. On select models, the Dispersion Alignment […]

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SDVoE Alliance and IDK Announce a New Class of Product Linking Dante Audio Networking Technology with the SDVoE Ecosystem

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The SDVoE Alliance and IDK Corporation today announced a new class of product that for the first time links Dante audio networking technology with the SDVoE ecosystem. IDK’s new IP-NINJAR/Dante Audio Bridge (model: NJR-AB08DAN) transcodes audio signals directly between the SDVoE and Dante protocol environments. Audio signal transport is enabled from NJR transmitters to Dante […]

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The AV Industry and the Power of Social Media

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Customer acquisition is time-consuming and expensive, so it makes sense to treat prospects and customers as valued people when they’re looking for your brand on social media. As a person who has a great deal of understanding about the time, effort, and costs of new prospects earned through marketing, I am acutely aware of the […]

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