Rants and rAVes — Episode 901: So, What Do You Think Extron Will Show at Integrate in Australia?

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You guessed it! Integrate will see the official worldwide trade show debut of the Extron NAV AV-over-IP family of products. NAV is unique as it’s an AV-over-IP ecosystem where their 1G and 10G transmitters and receivers work together in one system approach. Extron’s Australian National Sales Manager, Ben Fabien, joined Gary on today’s first pre-Integrate […]

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Crestron DM NVX AV-over-IP System is First to Receive JITC and FIPS 140-2 Certifications

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Crestron announced today that its DM NVX AV-over-IP product line has received Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) approval by the U.S. Department of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and FIPS 140-2 validation by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. DM NVX is the first and […]

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URC Adds DMX Lighting Control for Up to 512 Channels and 255 Scenes

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Pushing further into ProAV control, URC has announced the integration of Total Control 2.0 with automated lighting systems using the DMX protocol. The new DMX module, available to all authorized Total Control dealers on URC’s dealer portal, allows for two-way control of DMX-based lighting systems from a URC Total Control user interface. Additionally, authorized URC […]

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PixelFLEX Aims New FLEXUltra XT at Studio Applications for LED

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PixelFLEX’s new FLEXUltra XT is specifically for live production. Each panel is 16:9 aspect ratio, available in 1.5mm, 1.9mm and 2.5mm pixel pitch options and includes an impact-resistant COB PixelShield technology to withstand the demands of the production world. Additionally, the front-serviceable modules make it easy to maintain each panel, and the easy Z-Axis adjustments […]

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You Didn’t Know You Needed a 6K Camera Until Blackmagic Design Debuted One

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Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is available immediately […]

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Bose Pro Delivers First Round of ControlSpace CSP-1248 and CSP-428

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Bose Professional is now shipping its new ControlSpace Commercial Sound Processors — the CSP-1248 and CSP-428 — and three new digital wall controllers. The CSP-1248 and CSP-428 benefit from an onboard CSP configuration utility and browser-based UI that provide a quick-setup workflow. Common tasks are presented in a logical manner, so installers can configure the […]

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NEC Ships Quietest Laser Projector Ever

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NEC Display Solutions of America is already shipping the 6,000-lumen P605UL entry-level installation laser projector equipped with whisper quiet technology. NEC’s proprietary Whisper Quiet technology features a patented sealed cooling engine that almost eliminates fan noise, making the P605UL the quietest 6,000-lumen projector on the market. While typical projectors in its class generate an average […]

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The User Interface — It’s Not Business, It’s Personal

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If you’re a movie fan, you’re well aware of the ongoing conflict often portrayed between humans and machines in a dystopian future. Think “West World,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Terminator,” “I, Robot” and “The Matrix.” I can’t help but wonder if these movies are so popular because they reflect our own personal experiences of the […]

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New Version of HDMI Correction Tool Debuts from Metra Home Theater Group

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Metra Home Theater Group (MHTG) is introducing the second generation of its HDMI all-in-one correction tool, the HDM-AIO2, at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. This product fixes most of the common HDMI problems that installers experience in today’s home theater systems and now has a smaller footprint and lower price tag, along with a completely redesigned […]

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You Can Now Get Right and Left Offset Versions of the 63SA-7HO Architectural Speakers from James Loudspeaker

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James Loudspeaker just introduced the 63SAS-7HO-2.5R and 63SAS-7HO-2.5L Small Aperture loudspeakers available with either right and left offset. The woofer port and midrange/tweeter assembly are canted either to the right or left side of the enclosure, enabling integrators to place the 3-inch grille exactly where it needs to be. The new offset Small Aperture (SA) […]

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QMotion’s Fabric Memo Samples Drop Right Before CEDIA

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QMotion, a brand of Legrand | AV Residential Solutions, today announced the availability of a new self-service portal on its website that allows dealers and integrators to easily browse a wide array of shade fabric styles — nearly 300 options from solar and eco screens to light-filtering decorative sheers and matching room-darkening blackout fabrics — […]

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Torus PowerBlock PB 10 Is Aimed at Mid-Sized AV Systems

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Torus Power’s latest addition to the company’s PowerBlock Series, the PB 10 toroidal isolation transformer, is shipping now and will be demonstrated at CEDIA Expo Sept. 10-14 in booth 2533. Featuring a compact footprint and rugged construction, the PB 10 is designed for mid-power AV systems, and uses two toroidal transformers to isolate digital and […]

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Simply Reliable smartOFFICE Adds Inventory Management Feature

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Simply Reliable has announced the addition of inventory management in its smartOFFICE enterprise business workflow software. The inventory management feature in cloud based smartOFFICE provides for a four-stage process: Request Order Receive Deliver Barcode scan or use the Android or iOS app to easily move inventory from location to location. The ‘need to order’ screen […]

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Vaddio TableMIC Ships for UCC Spaces

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Vaddio is now shipping its new TableMIC microphone using a solid metal base construction, acoustical fabric wrap and padded rubber feet, diminish table vibration noise that other table microphones experience. The top of the TableMIC features a capacitive touch control surface for silent operation. The ability to enable and disable button functionality during configuration can […]

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The BEST of InfoComm 2019 Awards

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Welcome to the 2019 Best of InfoComm Awards! Unlike ANY other awards program at InfoComm, manufacturers can’t pay to enter — in fact, they can’t even nominate their own products. We are NOT pay-for-play. What do we mean? Well, EVERY OTHER product award program in and around InfoComm are what are known as pay-for-play. Pay-for-play […]

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New AVer PTZ Cameras Are Not Just Aimed at UCC Market

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AVer Information just launched four new professional auto tracking and PTZ cameras aimed at recording, broadcasting and streaming presentations, training sessions and lectures in enterprises, higher education institutions, government agencies and houses of worship. The auto tracking models follow a target speaker automatically so users can let the camera do the work and focus on […]

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New Extron Four-Input, 4K Switcher (Integrated with DTP2 Transmitter) Is Perfect for UCC Systems

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Extron just launched the DTP2 T 204, a four-input switcher with integrated DTP2 transmitter for sending HDMI and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports computer and video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling. This HDCP 2.2-compliant switcher includes many integrator-friendly […]

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Now disguise r16 Is Live

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disguise has announced the release of r16, improving the workflows for projection and AR projects. Developments to the user experience include a complete design overhaul to improve the execution and usability of the Cue List, more flexibility to work with external control systems and a multi-edit function to streamline workflows when working with groups of […]

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Broadsign and Place Exchange Combine Creative Assets for Integrated DOOH

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Broadsign and Place Exchange announced an integration to enable digital buyers to transact DOOH programmatically as a simple add-on to existing digital media buys. The combined platforms enable DOOH media owners and advertisers, to utilize a single set of digital creative assets that can be easily adapted to suit a variety of digital, mobile and […]

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AxisTV Signage Suite v.1.23 Drops from Visix

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Visix has released version 1.23 of its AxisTV Signage Suite enterprise digital signage platform. The release includes five new widgets, 64-bit OS support, enhanced workflows, improved interactive functionality, personal UI customization options, heightened sort and filter intelligence, expanded organizational tools and security policies, as well as the ability to customize every visual property for the […]

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IMS Technology Services Supplies Martin Audio For Temple University Commencement

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Philadelphia, PA – August, 2019. The recent Temple University Commencement with six ceremonies over four days and more than 9,000 graduates at the university’s Liacouras Center was successfully reinforced by IMS Technology Services deploying Martin Audio WPM, CDD and SX218 subs. Asked about the event, Chris Leonard, Director of Audio, explains: “The Liacouras Center is a 10,200 […]

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Indoor vs. Outdoor – A Guide To Doing LEDs Right

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM PRISMVIEW Prismview, a provider of indoor and outdoor digital signage solutions, deep dives into the indoor vs. outdoor conversation in its white paper, “Indoor vs. Outdoor LED Displays: Overcome the Challenges and Expand Your Expertise.” In the white paper, you’ll learn why the expertise of your manufacturer partners is […]

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Updated: Court Orders Shure to Stop Selling the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone in ClearOne Preliminary Injunction Win

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ClearOne today got word that the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois granted ClearOne’s request for a preliminary injunction preventing Shure Incorporated from manufacturing, marketing, and selling the Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone for use in its “drop-ceiling mounting configuration.” The Court determined that such sales are likely to infringe ClearOne’s U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806 (the “Graham Patent”). […]

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LG Ships 130” Pre-Packaged LED Screen

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At InfoComm 2019, LG launched a 130-inch LED screen with integrated audio, HDMI inputs and no bezel – think of it as a 130-LCD panel only it’s LED. The LG DVLED LAA Series Signage is aimed at conference room installs as well as digital signage applications – here’s a video we shot of it at […]

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Acurus Debuts ASPEQT Room Correction System

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Acurus is introducing a new, proprietary system for speaker and room acoustic optimization at this year’s CEDIA Expo. The system, called ASPEQT, is designed to offer residential integrators a straightforward and fast method for optimizing an audio system’s response to interactions between speakers and room factors. Available in an easily transportable kit, the ASPEQT system […]

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Extron Releases Network Button Panel Controller Combined with Cable Cubby

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Extron just debuted the NBP 1200C, a furniture-mountable Cable Cubby enclosure that has a network button panel integrated directly into the lid. It combines intuitive AV control, connectivity and power, and works with all Extron Pro Series control systems and HC 400 Series products. This customizable control panel supports communication with a control processor to […]

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ES925 Modular Gooseneck Mics Ship from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica is now shipping its new Engineered Sound line of modular microphone systems with several dozen variations of the ES925 gooseneck microphone. All ES925 modular microphone components are interchangeable with each other, allowing users to configure each microphone system from a choice of three different polar patterns (“C,”/cardioid “H”/hypercardioid and “ML”/MicroLine designations); four power module […]

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