Snap One’s Control4 Automation and Other Brand Solutions Enhance Custom Smart Home in Australia

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When a young couple approached Brisbane, Australia-based integration firm eXperience ONE to design and install smart home technologies in their new house, Smart Home System Designer Mat Daley knew right away that the clients’ satisfaction would hinge on delivering an easy-to-use, reliable solution that virtually disappears into the home’s ultra-modern aesthetic. “These clients created a boldly-styled, uniquely […]

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Meyer Sound Powers Soundtrack for World’s Largest Digital Art Center in France

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Housed inside a former World War II submarine base in Bordeaux, France, Bassins des Lumières (“Pools of Light”) claims to be the world’s largest digital art center, with more than 13,000 square meters of projection surface to back up the claim. But the immersive exhibitions of classical and contemporary art are not only a visual […]

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Renkus-Heinz Installs CX62 and CA62 Loudspeakers in Washington, D.C. Hotel and Events Venue

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With today’s expectations for high-quality, AV-driven presentations, event planners often must rely on renting expensive sound systems to meet their audio requirements. The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel has installed a new, high-performance audio system in the hotel’s Potomac Ballroom to better serve customers and features unique loudspeakers from Renkus-Heinz. The new sound system delivers […]

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PK Sound Brings T10 and Trinity Black Robotic Systems To Arizona Events Venue

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PK Sound, the robotic line array company, has announced that Tempe, AZ’s Diamond Juice LLC has joined the PK Alliance with an investment in a T10 robotic line source system. In addition to operating a host of popular nightlife venues with existing PK Sound installations, Diamond Juice can now offer T10 and Trinity Black robotic […]

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DiGiCo Quantum7 Consoles Deliver Updated Audio at Winter Olympics Ceremonies

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The first international multi-sport event to be held as scheduled since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, organizers of the highly anticipated 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China promised to deliver a “simple, safe and wonderful” event, flanked by spectacular opening and closing ceremonies. Renowned director and producer Zhang Yimou, alongside chief sound designer He […]

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Will NFTs Play a Role in AV?

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Over the past two months, I have written about the metaverse and cryptocurrency. The next logical topic of this new digital world is the NFT. What is an NFT, and will you as an AV professional ever have to deal with them? Let’s get started with the first question. NFT stands for non-fungible token. That […]

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Why We Need A More Collaborative Approach To Education In The AV Space

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No matter where you live within the AV ecosystem, chances are a big part of your job is studying up on the latest technology. After all, if you’re going to offer your customers a compelling solution, you need to keep your finger on the pulse of technical innovation that’s continuously happening throughout our industry. Traditionally, this […]

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Chris Patton Joins Christie Lites as VP Rentals

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Chris Patton Joins Christie Lites as VP RentalsChristie Lites, a global provider of stage lighting services, announced it has welcomed Chris Patton as its VP Rentals. Patton’s new role comes as part of a wider expansion of the Christie Lites management team, bringing increased focus to both client and rep support. Patton will join Ken […]

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Viaccess-Orca’s Secure Video Player Supports Launch of Orange Belgium’s New OTT Services

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Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that Orange Belgium has launched its new TV service with Viaccess-Orca’s Secure Video Player (VO Player). VO’s Secure Video Player is deployed on TV decoders and mobile apps, assuring a superior quality of experience (QoE) for Orange Belgium […]

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DiGiCo’s S21 Audio Mixing Consoles Boost Audio in Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art

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Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art has purchased two new beautiful pieces of equipment, but museumgoers are much more likely to hear them before they see them. This past summer, the MCA acquired and installed a pair of DiGiCo S21 audio mixing consoles. With consulting and purchase provided by Second City Sound & Communications, and integrated […]

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Extron’s Switching, Distribution, Control and Streaming Solutions Revamp Lee University’s School of Nursing

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Experiencing growing student enrollment in 2016, Lee University, a private Christian institution in Tennessee, constructed a spacious hall for its School of Nursing to host lectures covering nursing procedures, biology, and life sciences. The hall has soaring ceilings, tiered desk seating for 120+, and an extensive audiovisual system. To meet the challenges of COVID-19 and support […]

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Education Personalization and Tracking Software Key to the Future of EdTech

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By Matthew Rubin Futuresource Consulting In a world of rapid technological acceleration, education reform and hybrid learning, student progression tracking and performance analytics are becoming increasingly important. A new report from Futuresource Consulting explores the competitive landscape and provides insights into the future opportunities for Lesson Delivery Software (LDS). “Schools and districts are driving towards higher literacy and […]

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Epson Adds New PixAlign ELPEC01 Camera to Line of Interchangeable Lens Projectors

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Epson announced the new PixAlign ELPEC01 camera to its line of interchangeable lens projectors. The new camera helps streamline setup for advanced projection applications and attaches directly to the projector or ultra short-throw lens. PixAlign joins Epson’s selection of projector installation tools, such as Epson Projector Professional Tool (EPPT) and built-in NFC function. The PixAlign […]

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PPDS Installs 183 Smartphone-Controlled Philips MediaSuite Televisions at Strandhotel Georgshöhe

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PPDS has announced its exclusive range of market-leading Philips MediaSuite professional TVs have been selected and installed inside all 130 guest rooms at one of Europe’s leading luxury health and wellness spa resorts, bringing extensive new entertainment choices to guests and a choice of health and hygiene remote control solutions. Part of a major modernization […]

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Brightline Installs 13 ZELo Desktop Lights and Four Flex-T Series Multi-Directional Lights at Temple University

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Flex-T Multi-Directional Lights Selected for Office of University President; ZELo Desktop Lights Provide Customized and Easy-to-Use Controls for Optimal Visibility Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, announced a sale of 13 ZELo desktop lights and four Flex-T Series multi-directional lights to Temple University in Philadelphia. The project came together through the efforts of […]

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Disguise Announces RenderStream Plug-In With Benefits for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5

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Following the highly anticipated launch of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5, users of visual storytelling platform Disguise can, with the help of Disguise’s new RenderStream plug-in, immediately benefit from the game engine’s next-generation photorealistic visual capabilities. Disguise says it has been working closely with Epic Games to develop and launch the latest version of its free, […]

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Electro-Voice and Dynacord Install X-Line Loudspeakers and TGX Amplifiers at Liberty Fabay Hote

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Electro-Voice X-Line Advance line-array loudspeakers driven by Dynacord TGX amplifiers and controlled by SONICUE sound system software collectively ensure powerful sound for live performance area Electro-Voice ELX200 compact loudspeakers powered by Dynacord L-Series amplifiers provide controlled coverage to keep sound in the nightclub, not the guest rooms above Local partner Atempo delivers entertainment solutions throughout […]

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GB Labs Installs FastNAS Storage Solution at British Army Headquarters

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GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions, has provided a powerful new NAS infrastructure, installed at the British Army HQ in Andover by GB Labs distributor AGX Holdings Ltd. (www.agxuk.com). The FastNAS installation supplements an existing GB Labs storage network at the site, extending the capacity, agility and flexibility. The new storage network […]

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Carousel Digital Signage’s Carousel Cloud Provides Content Management, Digital Messaging and Class Scheduling for University of Connecticut

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Carousel Digital Signage is continuing to streamline digital signage content delivery and management at the University of Connecticut (UConn). Recently, UConn upgraded its existing on-premise Carousel 7 system to Carousel Cloud, further simplifying the creation, scheduling, and management of messaging throughout its campus and regional locations. Brien Woodaman, AV Technician and Digital Signage Service Manager […]

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Lessons Learned and Re-Learned

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I was recently attending a conference of higher ed technology support people and was enlightened by a discussion that occurred. Several of the people in the meeting discussed some changes they had made in their classrooms over the past several years. In particular, many of them had eliminated the “dedicated computer” from their classroom designs. […]

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Production AV’s Desay M6 LED Panels Light Up Teenage Cancer Trust Concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall

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Stars including The Who, Yungblud, Paul Weller, Liam Gallagher and Ed Sheeran took to the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall in March in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, backed by Production AV’s cameras, screens, servers and crew. Taking place over seven consecutive nights, the series of live music and comedy gigs were performed […]

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Planar Welcomes Adrian Bullock and Mike Beadenkopf as North American Regional Account Managers

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Planar’s North American sales force recently welcomed Adrian Bullock and Mike Beadenkopf as regional account managers. Adrian Bullock will manage the company’s sales efforts in Western Canada, including Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He’ll also manage Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. He brings more than 20 years of progressive IT and AV experience. […]

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Avocor To Exhibit Google Meet Series One Product Portfolio and More at ISE 2022

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Avocor will exhibit several new innovations at ISE 2022, including the full Google Meet Series One product portfolio. ISE will be the first time, since the strategic partnership with Google was announced in August 2021, that both products will be showcased side-by-side. “ISE is the meeting place for the brightest ideas, smartest people, and most […]

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QuickLink Studio Improves TrickBox TV’s Management for Remote Contributors

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Trickbox TV, a broadcast and production service provider, have adopted Quicklink Studio (ST55) for effectively introducing and managing remote contributors for clients such as BBC, Netflix, MACE, Ernst & Young and more. Using Quicklink Studio (ST55) enables Trickbox TV to effectively introduce professional, high-quality remote guest contributions into productions, whilst reducing the amount of crew […]

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L-Acoustics’ K, A, and X Series Loudspeaker Systems Transform New Church in Bogotá

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The Suba district of Colombia’s capital city of Bogotá is celebrated for its inclusiveness, home to all social classes and Colombia’s indigenous peoples. It’s also where Iglesia El Lugar de Su Presencia wanted to make sure its message would be clearly heard and understood by everyone filling the nearly 4,000 seats of its newest church […]

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Utelogy Corporation To Highlight New Programs, Initiatives and Products at ISE 2022

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Utelogy Corporation is returning to the ISE Show in 2022 with a full exhibit planned to highlight its new product innovations and explosive company growth. Utelogy has recently published a number of significant product releases that will be featured at ISE, including High Availability, U-Manage Analytic Tiles, Microsoft Teams Integration and enhanced cybersecurity measures. The […]

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ISE Announces List of Experiences to Light Up Barcelona

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Integrated Systems Europe has announced a raft of activities set to Light Up Barcelona, highlight creativity and technical prowess and showcase the power of the AV experience. ISE’s keynote speakers have been chosen to reflect creativity using technology and three projects will perfectly showcase to visitors how, when integrated into a collaborative solution, the ProAV […]

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Crestron Takes Aim at QSC With New VC-4 Virtual Control System

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Crestron announced the expansion of their room control portfolio with key enhancements to Crestron VC-4 Virtual Control. VC-4 is a scalable software control platform while maintaining support for existing hardware-based solutions. Capable of supporting up to 500 spaces on a single server, VC-4 enables mass deployment of customized or standardized configurations to save time and labor costs […]

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Magewell Announces USB Fusion Multi-Input Video Capture Device

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Magewell announced USB Fusion, a multi-input USB video capture device with integrated source switching and layout control that lets users combine camera and wired screen share sources into live presentations for online lectures, webinars, live streaming, video conferencing, news reporting and other applications. USB Fusion is slated to begin shipping later in Q2. The USB […]

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C2G Releases New 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable

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C2G has grown its Thunderbolt devices with its new 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable. Tested to meet Intel’s required certification standards, it features lightning-speed data transfers, 4K video support and power delivery up to 100W. C2G’s Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable delivers up to 40Gbps to or from a Thunderbolt 3- or Thunderbolt 4-enabled port. It […]

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