Almo Announces ProAV Fall E4 Evolution Dates — 3-Day Program Filled with AVIXA CTS RUs

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Almo Professional A/V announced dates and advancements to the fall 2020 E4 Evolution (E4v), its highly successful virtual program that provides exclusive online education related to the design and specification of AV systems. Part of the award-winning E4 Experience, E4v features fully curated, live and interactive AVIXA-certified sessions led by all-star educators on relevant topics […]

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LG Debuts 13 New 4K Monitors Aimed at Digital Signage Applications

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LG Business Solutions USA has introduced two new “affordable” series of 4K UHD digital signage displays aimed at retail stores, restaurants, hospitals, schools, transit centers, hotels, stadiums and offices. Both the UL3G and US340C series are native 4K (3840 x 2160) and include sizes in a dozen models ranging from 43 to 86 inches. The […]

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Control4 Provides Smart Home System to ESPACIO THE JEWEL OF WAIKIKI

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When the owners of ESPACIO THE JEWEL OF WAIKIKI in Oahu, Hawaii, decided to transform its 73-room hotel building into nine full-floor ultra-luxury suites with private elevators, it knew the target market of celebrities and other high-end clientele would expect an “above and beyond” experience from the moment they arrive. The usual top-shelf amenities all […]

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Samsung’s Newest TV and Display Technology Joins Its 2020 8K and 4K QLED TV Lineup

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Samsung Electronics newest TV and Display technology, including the outdoor TV, The Terrace; Samsung’s first UST projector, The Premiere; and The Wall with 1.2./1.6 pixel pitch options, join its 2020 8K and 4K QLED TVS, and Lifestyle TVs, The Sero and new 32” and 75” sizes for The Frame. These new Lifestyle TVs offer fresh […]

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Q2 2020 Growth of Interactive Displays and Collaboration Boards Is up 49% From Q1

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The worldwide interactive displays market is firmly on track for recovery, according to THE rAVe Agency’s LAVNCH partner, Futuresource Consulting, who reporting a 49% quarter-on-quarter increase in Q2. According to the tracking service, almost all countries performed better and bounced back faster than expected. “The mass pessimism felt across the industry in March and April, […]

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Sony’s Laser Projectors Added to Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Upgraded Centennial Student Union Ballroom

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Minnesota State University, Mankato’s 10,000-square-foot Centennial Student Union (CSU) Ballroom is a popular space on campus that serves as a multifunctional public venue used for lectures, conferences, career and community expos, festivals, banquets and wedding receptions. With the help of integrator EPA Audio Visual, the ballroom recently received a technology upgrade, adding 17 of Sony’s […]

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NEC Announces New UNIVERGE BLUE EXTEND Integrations Platform

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NEC Corporation of America (NEC) announced the availability of the new UNIVERGE BLUE EXTEND integrations platform for NEC’s UNIVERGE BLUE CLOUD SERVICES. NEC’s UNIVERGE BLUE EXTEND provides customers with the ability to combine voice, chat, video conferencing and contact center functionalities provided by UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT and UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE with everyday business applications from […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases HDBaseT Wall-Plate Receiver

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Kramer Electronics’ WP−789R is an HDBaseT wall−plate receiver for 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDMI and HDCP 2.2 signals over twisted pair. It converts the transmitted HDBaseT signal into an HDMI signal. The wall plate extends video signals up to 130 feet (40 meters) over Kramer shielded twisted pair cables at 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24-bit-per-pixel video resolution and provides […]

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Part 4: What an AV-Driven Interpretation of ITIL/ITSM Will Bring Us

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How an “AVSM” mindset can supercharge growth in the AV industry. In the last few articles, I talked (ranted) about the gap between the AV world and our customers. This gap has been the source of misunderstanding, poor experiences and lack of relevance at the big kids’ table. I recently saw an article discussing how […]

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Rock Bridge Community Church Says Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes to L-Acoustics

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Skylark Audio Video creates strong sonic continuity between five church locations using A Series loudspeakers and new M1 suite of measurement and monitoring tools DALTON, Georgia – September 2020 – If you’re in Northwest Georgia, it’s not hard to find a Rock Bridge Community Church campus. Its six locations, one of which is in a […]

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Select Models of Extron’s FOX3 Series Fiber Optic Extenders, Matrix Switchers Now Available

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Extron has announced the availability of select models of the FOX3 Series, the latest family of fiber optic extenders and matrix switchers for end-to-end distribution of 4K video, audio, control, USB and 3D sync. This enterprise fiber platform supports HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps and is HDCP 2.3 compliant for the secure […]

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Orange Delivers 1.75 Billion Multi-DRM Licenses From Viaccess-Orca

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PARIS — Sept. 15, 2020 — Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that 1.75 billion licenses of its multi-DRM cloud service have successfully been delivered in the last 12 months by Orange, a tier-1 telecommunications operator with 253 million customers worldwide. Orange’s massive […]

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Nureva Starts SaaS Collaboration Company Called Nialli; Debuts First Product Already

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Nureva has announced the formation of Nialli Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary focused on enabling SaaS-based collaboration. Nialli (pronounced NY-ALL-EE) will bring a suite of collaboration applications to market, the first of which launches Monday, Sept. 21. Called Nialli Visual Planner, it’s a cloud-based application that’s aimed at digitally transforming the paper-based planning processes used […]

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tvONE® CORIO®master2 makes US debut in critical display application

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Peoria, IL, USA – Following the recent launch of its new CORIOmaster2 all-in-one, multi-window video processor, tvONE (tvone.com) has announced the very first installation of the product, as part of a system upgrade for a 911 Emergency Operations Center in Peoria, Illinois. The Center has been handling emergency ambulance dispatch and critical medical services for […]

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Helsinki co-hosts world’s first immersive virtual conference that uses cutting edge gaming technology

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The cities of Helsinki and Tallinn are hosting the third World Summit on Digital Built Environment, WDBE, for experts in the field of urban development. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the WDBE is partnering with Epic Games and Zoan to bring the guests an immersive virtual event experience like nothing before. The WDBE brings participants […]

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Riedel’s Bolero and Artist Intercom Ecosystem Providing Team Communications Inside NBA Bubble

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BURBANK, Calif. — Sept. 17, 2020 — Riedel’s Bolero wireless intercom and Artist digital matrix intercom solutions are providing an extensive communications backbone for the 2020 NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida. Located within Walt Disney World, the NBA Bubble is a strict isolation zone created to allow the 2019-2020 basketball season to continue while protecting […]

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Fuse Technical Group chooses Brompton HDR for rock-solid visuals at Third Encore Studios

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September 17, 2020. When the entertainment industry’s lights were switched off by the global pandemic, Fuse Technical Group, like many others, had to come up with new and innovative ways to continue serving its customers. The solution became evident when the full-service production company decided to partner with LA-based Third Encore Studios and Monsters of […]

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Michelle Pan’s voice touches hearts with L-Acoustics K2/Kara system

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L-Acoustics system transforms conference venue into music hall for Taiwanese singer’s first post-pandemic show TAIPEI, Taiwan – In the Taiwanese music industry, Michelle Pan Yue Yun is considered a defining musician whose lyrics have resonated with thousands of people, giving voice to their feelings and experiences for decades. In July, the iconic singer delivered a stunning […]

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Synthax Hosts Virtual ‘Extravaganza Pro Audio Days’ Event THIS WEEKEND Featuring Performances, Demos & Educational Sessions

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To be held September 25–27, the event will feature Synthax- and artist-lead educational sessions designed to help end-users master their audio experience Fort Lauderdale, Florida, September 16, 2020 — Synthax — distributor of RME audio solutions, Ferrofishaudio converters, Digigram broadcast and streaming solutions, Appsys digital audio tools, and myMix personal monitor and mixer — has […]

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Roland Joins NSCA to Educate Integrators Through P2P

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Roland leads business transformation discussions throughout NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual (2020 P2Pv) thought-leadership campaign Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 2020—Roland Professional A/V is proud to announce its sponsorship of NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual event (2020 P2Pv), a year-long initiative that will help integrators through business transformation conversations at a critical market […]

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#WeMakeEvents campaign continues to build momentum

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September 18th, 2020 – The #WeMakeEvents campaign aims to raise awareness around the current plight of the live entertainments sector and its urgent need for financial support if it is to support the Covid-19 crisis. Last month, it was announced that it would be steered by a collective of industry trade bodies, businesses and freelancers; all working in collaboration with […]

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While Willow Creek Continues to Stream Services, Beautiful Sound Flows Outdoors with L-Acoustics X Series

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SOUTH BARRINGTON, Illinois – September 2020 – For decades, Willow Creek has been one of the most well-known and influential non-denominational megachurches in the United States. However, like many houses of worship during the 2020 pandemic, its 7,200-seat Worship Center has switched over to become a streaming-only broadcast site, a change that will continue to […]

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KABB Fox San Antonio Broadcasts and Live Streams Weather Segments with Blackmagic Design

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Fremont, CA – September 18, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced that KABB Fox San Antonio Chief Meteorologist Alex Garcia is using a number of Blackmagic Design products, including an ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher, to remotely broadcast and live stream weather segments for the nightly “Fox News at Nine” news program. […]

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AVE chooses Brompton processing for state-of-the-art ON AIR studio

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September 21, 2020. With over 15 years serving the events industry and providing a complete range of AV production services, Australian company Audio Visual Events® (AVE®) continued with its precise level of technological achievement and client satisfaction even when live events ground to a halt. By partnering with Create Engage and Sydney Masonic Centre (SMC), […]

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Pytch Perfect: Martin Audio Helps Rebrand Cope With Impact Of COVID-19

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Bristol, UK – September 2020. Responding dynamically to the effects of COVID-19 on their business, Johnny Palmer, managing director of SXS Events, promptly rebranded his Bristol based company to Pytch, and constructed ‘The Virtual Venue’ in one of the empty warehouses on the industrial estate in Brislington which he owns. “We rationalized that the world was in chaos, […]

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Trinnov Audio Releases Software Upgrade for Altitude32, Altitude16

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Trinnov Audio just announced the release of software version 4.2.16, an upgrade for the Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors that incorporates an object viewer for Dolby Atmos. Now Altitude owners will be able to use the processor’s user interface to see a graphic three-dimensional representation of the location of each sound object, all in real-time. The […]

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Office Based Headsets — A Key Element of the Home Working Revolution

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By Kane McKenna Futuresource Consulting The rate of growth in the office based headset market has been steadily increasing in recent years. A key driver of this has been the rising importance of video conferencing, explored in Futuresource’s 2020 Video Conferencing report. Many end users have been looking to improve their videoconferencing experience, leading to […]

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Roland Releases Update for FANTOM 6, 7 and 8 Synthesizers

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Roland has announced the Version 2.0 update for owners of the FANTOM 6, 7, and 8 synthesizers. Leveraging the expandable power of the ZEN-Core Synthesis System at the heart of the FANTOM series, this free, user-installable update delivers major enhancements to the sampling, sequencing, effects and routing capabilities, while also providing new customization options for […]

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Williams AV Ships WiFi-based IR+ Assisted Listening System

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Williams AV just started shipping the industry’s first IR system that combines an infrared WaveCast audio over Wi-Fi system in one box. This scalable Infrared System uses a Distributed Emitter Array (DEA) design to accommodate up to 16 emitters with flexible coverage in up to 288,000 square feet (26,750 square meters). The IR Plus features […]

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Roland to Sponsor NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual

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Roland Professional A/V announced its sponsorship of NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual event (2020 P2Pv), a year-long initiative that will help integrators through business transformation conversations at a critical market juncture. To support integrators as they evolve in a constantly changing market, Pivot to Profit began in 2016 as a two-day event focused on […]

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