DTEN Announces Subscription-Based Service Model for Collaboration Products, Including Zoom Room Kit

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DTEN has launched a new business model for its collaboration products for both personal and room-based video conference solutions, which combines hardware, software and support into the new subscription-based service model. Called DTEN Orbit Service, it’s now available with new product lines DTEN ON and DTEN GO. There’s no down payment required and there are […]

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Ocean Matrix Releases New H.264-based AV-Over-IP Extenders

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Ocean Matrix released a new series of H.264-based AV-over-IP extenders with several options, including units with PoE, IR control, H.264 video compression, two-channel audio and more. All of the new series are HDMI, HDCP compliant and transmit signals up to 394 feet over a single Cat5e/6 cable for point to point transmission and support multi-layered […]

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Samsung Flip 2 to Be Latest Addition to Flip Lineup

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Samsung Electronics America announced the Samsung Flip 2 digital interactive display, the newest addition to the Flip lineup. It’s available in two sizes, 55 inch and 65 inch, both 4K resolution (3840×2160). According to Samsung, the models are widely considered to be ergonomic and have an aesthetically pleasing design. The 55-inch model offers a hinge […]

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Private Firm Purchases Anixter International, Making It a Private Company

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Anixter International told rAVe Friday that a private investment firm called Clayton, Dubilier & Rice will purchase the company. The Anixter acquisition, valued at $3.8 billion, will turn Anixter back into a private company again. Anixter has been a publicly-traded company since 1967 on the NYSE American Exchange. When Anixter released The Blue Book in […]

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The CEDIA Designer Releases New Upgrades

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The CEDIA Designer (TCD) has released a host of valuable upgrades. TCD is a cloud-based design tool that allows home cinema professionals to design any dedicated cinema/media room in minutes. The CEDIA Designer upgrades include: Ability to generate documentation report in Spanish Ability to specify sound bar products A new Project Progress feature “The new […]

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ClearOne Announces COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT Ceiling Tile

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ClearOne announced the release of the new COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT, a ceiling tile that includes the Huddle DSP mixer for small to medium-sized rooms. The system also comprises ClearOne’s BMA CTH Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile with built-in AEC. The COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT system also includes mic/line inputs with AEC, line outputs, four […]

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Theresa Alesso Named Sony Electronics Working Mother of the Year

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Working Mother magazine added Sony Electronics to its 2019 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list in September. Working Mother cited for Sony for its culture and workplace programs, as well as its benefits for parents. Concurrent to this distinction, Sony Electronics’ Theresa Alesso, who serves as the professional division’s president, was honored by the publication as […]

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Optoma Releases ZW403 and ZH403 Projectors

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Optoma announced two new projectors aimed at the K-12 and higher education markets. The Optoma ZW403 and ZH403 are affordable solutions ($1,029 and $1,299, respectively) that offer either 4,500 or 4,000 lumens and a 300,000:1 contrast ratio that includes HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) compatibility. The 1280×720 resolution ZW403 and the 1920×1080 resolution ZH403 both […]

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rp Visual Solutions Now Shipping Wallmate 32MAX

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rp Visual Solutions (RPV) is shipping its Wallmate 32MAX system for mounting displays that are 65 inches and larger, up to 300 pounds. The rigid, no-shake structure includes features for simplified, in-wall installation and service access. This new mount joins the Wallmate 16 and Wallmate 32, creating a complete line of mounting systems that enable confident […]

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LG Wraps Up LG Tech Tour

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LG Business Solutions USA just wrapped up its 2019 coast-to-coast “LG TechTour” with a technology pop-up experience on New York’s Fifth Avenue that drew hundreds of attendees to experience the full array of LG business and partner solutions. At the day-long event, guests experienced the industry’s broadest assortment of digital signage displays along with a […]

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Five Things to Look For in Your Next KVM Switch

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM tvONE By Mark Trevena Global Communications and Training Manager, tvONE KVM switches can vastly improve your efficiency, keep your PCs safe and secure, and de-clutter workstation desks — all great benefits unless you choose a KVM that doesn’t support the features that today’s users demand. When you are choosing […]

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Web Version of Stem Audio RoomDesign Released

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Earlier this year, start-up Stem Audio launched a UCC-based audio ecosystem for conference rooms and meeting rooms that uses an app-based design tool, called RoomDesign, to specify and calibrate the placement of their combo- mic and speaker sets (for table-top, ceiling or on-wall configurations) — to cover an entire room. In fact, we shot a […]

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Stop Sending Your People Out to Fix Stuff When They Can Use Teleportivity Instead (And Did We Mention You Can Try It for FREE?)

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM TELEPORTIVITY When people think of remote support, they don’t often think good things. Actually, most people really hate automated support systems. No one likes being pushed through a robot before getting to a real person on the other end of the line. To date, remote tech support, whether AV […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 916: Addressing Cloud-based Collaboration with SYNNEX Corporation

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Gary was joined on today’s podcast by Rob Moyer, Senior Vice President of Cloud Services, Mobility and IoT for SYNNEX Corporation, to hear about cloud-based collaboration and how integrators can lean on the distributor in this evolving market. During the podcast, Rob discussed business transformation and how the way people work and interact has changed dramatically. […]

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Spinitar Golf for Hope Donates Over $100K to City of Hope Cancer Treatment and Research Center

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On October 24th, 2019, Spinitar, with their guests and sponsors, raised a record-breaking $113,000 for the City of Hope Cancer Treatment and Research Center located in Southern California during the annual Spinitar Golf for Hope charity event. Celebrating the five-year anniversary of Golf for Hope at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, California, Spinitar is […]

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Haivision Buys LightFlow Media Technologies

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Haivision just announced the acquisition of a company you’ve probably never heard of but have certainly seen its work: LightFlow Media Technologies. This Haivision Lightflow Media acquisition adds artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies to Haivision’s portfolio for content-aware video encoding, content indexing and object detection, as well as optimization of video contribution, distribution […]

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InFocus Is Back – But Only From Ingram Micro

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InFocus have announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. to market, promote, sell and support the entire portfolio of projectors and collaboration solutions. The InFocus Ingram Micro partnership will include the new JTouch 4.0 interactive displays and Mondopad 4.0 to channel partners throughout the U.S. “We are extremely happy to sign this new […]

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Horizontal Video Mirroring LinkLicense Upgrade Available for Extron SMP 111

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Extron announced the immediate availability of the Horizontal Video Mirroring LinkLicense Upgrade for Extron SMP 111 Streaming Media Processors. This optional upgrade adds functionality that enhances and streamlines the recording of video/audio presentations. Horizontal Video Mirroring flips video content horizontally, which supports lightboard or other applications that require a reversal of video images (due to […]

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Nortek Security & Control LLC Announces BlueBOLT Mobile

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Nortek Security & Control LLC, today announced that the new BlueBOLT Mobile, a mobile version of the company’s real-time, cloud-based power control and monitoring platform, is available for Apple and Android mobile devices. The new BlueBOLT 2.0 IP Power Management Platform pairs with Panamax and Furman power conditioners to minimize service calls with remote reboots […]

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Tascam Announces DR‑10L Micro Audio Recorder

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Tascam has announced that it is bundling its black DR‑10L Micro Audio Recorder with a free full version of RX 7 Elements, iZotope’s audio repair and noise reduction tool. The DR-10L recorder and RX 7 Elements software together address common live production and recording challenges. The bundle can reduce stress while on location by helping […]

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Fail Faster to Succeed Sooner

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In order to deliver the highest value possible at scale and velocity to the house of worship market, your AV firm will need to learn how to fail faster and succeed sooner. ‘Failing faster’ may seem counter-intuitive because the idea of failing evokes strong, negative emotional responses. And failure is often seen as something to […]

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Waves Audio Now Shipping Waves SuperRack

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Waves Audio is now shipping Waves SuperRack, the plugin processing software for live sound and broadcast engineers. The Waves SuperRack plugin rack lets users run up to 128 audio channels through multiple instances of Waves plugins with near-zero latency and offers endless customization options that make it easy for users to tailor the application to […]

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Beyerdynamic Ships Unite AP4 Access Point

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Beyerdynamic is now shipping Unite AP4 Access Point, a multifunctional device that can be used either as a four-channel transmitter or as a four-channel receiver for microphone operation with an individual return channel. The Beyerdynamic Unite AP4 expansion component via access point creates the ultimate solution for fixed installation applications. With the AP4, users can […]

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Sharp Ships Windows Collaboration Display With Microsoft Skype for Business

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) announced it’s shipping the world’s first Windows Collaboration Display (WCD) with Microsoft’s Skype for Business certification. The native 4K 70-inch is integrated with Microsoft Azure Digital Twins to monitor collaboration spaces. The Sharp Windows Collaboration Display is marketed as the world’s first large-format interactive display to achieve […]

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Extron Launches DTP2 CrossPoint 82

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Extron just launched DTP2 CrossPoint 82, an 8×2 presentation matrix switcher that provides video scaling, switching and integration features. With a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps, the DTP2 CrossPoint 82 supports video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling and is HDCP 2.2 compliant. The DTP2 CrossPoint matrix switcher incorporates Extron-patented Vector 4K […]

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NanoLumens Revamps 1100 Louisiana Lobby with Vibrant LED Videowall

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA, October 28, 2019  – NanoLumens, the award-winning creators of LED visualization solutions in any size, shape or curvature, today announced that the 1100 Louisiana building managed by Hines, the international real estate firm, has completed ground-floor renovations that will welcome forward-thinking tenants for years to come. The renovations include a hospitality-inspired lobby with new furnishings, […]

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Two DiGiCo SD5s for the Mosaïek Teatro

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The Mosaïek Teatro, a large-capacity venue that forms part of the Mosaïek Church in Fairland, Johannesburg, can accommodate 2 800 people and has become a home to various productions such as Idols South Africa, The Voice finale and international performances scheduled for 2020. Mosaïek owns some of the best tech in the country, most recently investing […]

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