DPA Microphones Adds Color Options to 6000 Series of Subminiature Mics to Better Match Skin Tones

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DPA Microphones is unveiling new color options for its 6000 series of Subminiature Microphones so that they can be more closely matched to the wearer’s skin tone and clothing. At ISE 2020 (Amptec Booth 7-V245), DPA will show its 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, in brown, black and beige, and its 6060 and 6061 Lavalier Microphones, […]

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Meridian and LG Partner for High-End Audio Soundbars 

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Featuring Meridian’s digital signal processing (DSP) technologies, the new 2020 range of soundbars from LG Electronics (LG) deliver much better audio. Introduced at CES 2020, the new range of LG soundbars is the next step in the brand’s collaboration with Meridian. The range features the SN9YG and SN11RG models as well as the flagship SN11RG; a 7.1.4 channel […]

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Mvix Launches Subscription-Free Software for BrightSign Media Players

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Mvix has launched a subscription-free software package for BrightSign digital signage players including features such as native 4K content playback, built-in content apps and data integrations, smart playlists, multi-zone screen layouts. Other features include: Remote content management 4K video playback Multi-zone screen layouts Content scheduling and dayparting Live data integration via CSV, XML, JSON and […]

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Planar Adds Lainie Mataras to US Sales Team

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Planar is expanding the company’s U.S. sales force with the addition of Lainie Mataras. Lainie joins the company’s Northeast team as business development manager. She will leverage her extensive professional network to foster relationships with consultant partners and further develop Planar’s consultant program. Lainie brings more than 25 years of experience in the commercial AV […]

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Diversity, Inclusion and 2020 New Year’s Resolutions for the AV Industry

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Happy New Year, friends. I’ve been too absent from these spaces as I’ve left one job, settled into a new one and let the rhythms of life get in the way. Let’s take it as a New Year’s resolution that I’ll be back, with more to share. As we’re talking about resolutions, we’ll start with […]

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peTE CoMAN Joins rAVe [PUBS] to Cover CES, ISE, InfoComm and Other Shows

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Pete Coman, commonly known as TEC MAN, joins rAVe [PUBS] to expand rAVe’s presence at CES (and a dozen other AV shows in 2020) with up-to-the-minute, live, onsite news and videos. Pete’s passion for innovation first brought him to CES five years ago. He still recalls the mind-blowing experience as he walked every aisle with […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 924: Brian Rhatigan Details New Zoom Room Kits from Almo ProAV

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Gary was joined today on his podcast with Almo ProAV‘s Brian Rhatigan to talk about its Zoom Room Kits – all-in-one bundled Zoom Room solutions. This simplifies an AV dealer’s experience with specifying, selling and integrating Zoom Rooms as it’s not only bundled into one SKU but they are actually shipped together in one box. And, on this podcast, […]

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PreSonus Releases Quantum 2626 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

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The newest model in PreSonus’ Quantum series of audio interfaces, the Quantum 2626 uses a Thunderbolt 3 bus to achieve a low latency (as low as <1 millisecond), enabling recording and monitoring with up to 24-bit, 192 kilohertz. Converters on every analog input and output provide 115 dB of dynamic range to capture complex musical […]

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Mackie Redesigns Flagship SRM Series of Loudspeakers

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Mackie’s says it has reimagined and redesigned the SRM Series, its most poplar loudspeaker family. The new SRM V-Class series uses a new advanced DSP technology and is housed in an all-wood enclosure. Designed for a variety of professional sound-reinforcement applications, the series consists of three models: the SRM210 V-Class, SRM212 V-Class, and SRM215 V-Class, […]

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Savant Partners With USAI Lighting for Daylight Mode

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Savant has partnered with USAI Lighting to debut a feature called Daylight Mode, which can align lighting schemes to match the natural circadian progression based on time-of-day. Designed to promote healthy living, Daylight Mode can be personalized by each user to suit individual lifestyle and situational changes. Savant Daylight Mode is available now. Daylight Mode […]

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VuWall Powers Video Walls in LG’s New Showrooms

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MONTREAL — Jan. 9, 2020 — VuWall, a leader in video wall control and AV network management, today announced that LG Electronics — the leading global manufacturer of monitors, personal computers, digital signage, and commercial displays — has opened two new showrooms in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, and Frankfurt, Germany, utilizing VuWall’s and LG’s fully integrated […]

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Pliant Technologies Now Shipping MicroCom M

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MicroCom M, from Pliant Technologies, is now shipping. MicroCom M, available in 900-megahertz (where legal) and 2.4-gigahertz frequency bands, is a compact wireless intercom solution. It offers a communications solution where a small yet robust intercom system needs to be deployed. MicroCom M provides a single channel, full-duplex, multi-user intercom for applications. MicroCom M is […]

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Disguise Launches r17 Update to Live-Events Design Software

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disguise launched the r17 update to its live-events design software Wednesday. disguise software enables users to previsualize every pixel of a project before an event or installation. Doing this helps users align every stakeholder ahead of time and deliver on schedule. R17 introduces previsualization to Manipulators that give users the ability to select multiple objects […]

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Countryman Associates Intros Phantom Power Supply That Transmits DC Power Through Mic Cables

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Countryman Associates has just introduced the portable Phantom Power Supply that can transmit DC electric power through microphone cables, making it a useful audio tool in both live and studio recording settings. The Countryman Phantom Power Supply offers flexible power options and selectable voltage settings and it can operate on one 9V battery, two 9V […]

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AVIXA Announces New Awards to Honor Emerging Talent and Event Design

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AVIXA has announced two new categories to its annual awards program: The Emerging Talent Award and Event Design Professional of the Year Award. The award winners will be recognized during a ceremony at InfoComm 2020 in Las Vegas on June 17, 2020. “The annual AVIXA Awards program honors pro-AV professionals making significant impacts in all […]

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JVC Professional Video Now Shipping CONNECTED CAM 500 Series

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JVC Professional Video is shipping its CONNECTED CAM 500 Series streaming handheld camcorders. These three compact 4K cameras — the GY-HC500 base model, the GY-HC550 with advanced streaming and graphics, and the GY-HC500SPC sports coaching and production camera — are designed to optimize both image processing and IP performance. With built-in streaming and connectivity options, […]

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LG Electronics Showcases OLED Wave at CES 2020

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A CES this year, visitors are greeted at the LG Electronics booth with the LG OLED Wave, which is constructed with an array of flexible open-frame commercial displays from LG Business Solutions. The colossal LG OLED Wave is made up of 200 55-inch LG OLED digital signage screens (128 convex and concave and 72 flat). […]

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Extron Debuts 75-Watt Audio Amps That Don’t Need Ventilation

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Extron just introduced the XPA U 758, an eight-channel half-rack amplifier; each channel has 75 watts of power. This means the XPA U 758 lets you install sixteen 75-watt channels in a single rack space without the need for ventilation (with two side-by-side units). The XPA Ultra lineup of UL 2043 plenum-rated amplifiers includes single […]

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Avonic to Debut CM22 Fixed Camera, CM90 4K Camera at ISE 2020

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Avonic will be at ISE next month in Amsterdam, where a number of kiosks will feature demonstrations of how the company’s advanced, flexible, low latency solutions can benefit users in education and conferencing, as well as the ease of interoperability of its products within the collaboration/communications ecosystem. Visitors can also see a demonstration of live […]

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Magewell to Feature Global Debuts of Capture, Convert, Streaming Encoders at ISE 2020

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Magewell will feature the global debuts of three new products at ISE: Capture — Making its debut at ISE 2020, this ultra-compact, power-efficient Eco Capture SDI 4K Plus M.2 card captures 4K video at 60 frames per second over a single-link, 12G-SDI interface for use with popular AV software applications. The low-latency card measures 22×80 mm and […]

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Sharp Australia Launches Brand New HC1 4K BIG PAD Interactive Display

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Due to the success of the TH1 series 4K BIG PAD interactive displays released earlier this year for the corporate market, Sharp Australia has launched the brand new HC1 4K BIG PAD interactive display series for the educational and training environments. The BIG PAD HC1 range offers a choice of 70″, 75″ and 86″ 4K […]

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Black Box Details ISE 2020 Plans

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At ISE 2020, Black Box will showcase solutions and products designed for modern, IP-based and 4K AV visualization and distribution. Black Box experts will be available on stand 10-P155 to demo solutions for video walls, digital signage and control rooms. They’ll also be available to discuss recent news, including the company’s new status as a […]

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Barix Launches IP Former to Replace Traditional 70/100-Volt Transformers

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At ISE, Barix is launching IP Former, the company’s newest product platform for adding IP networking capabilities to new or existing loudspeaker designs. Replacing the 70/100-volt transformer traditionally used with analog loudspeakers, the PoE-powered IP Former provides an IP network interface, audio stream decoder and amplifier front-end for any 2- to 8-ohm speaker. IP Former […]

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Martin Audio Launches X218 Subwoofer

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Martin Audio just launched the X218 subwoofer as part of the company’s BlacklineX series of speakers. BlacklineX is aimed at live events, corporate installs and houses of worship. The original line-up comprised just a 15″ and single 18″ subwoofer, while the new X218 is a dual-driver, high-performance subwoofer with an operating range of 42Hz-200Hz + […]

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Omron Details ISE 2020 Plans

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Omron Electronic Components Europe is demonstrating its second-generation body detection, face detection and face recognition solution at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 (Booth 8-G353). With an integrated camera and image processing board, the Omron Human Vision Component HVC-P2 offers 10 times the recognition speed of its predecessor. The HVC-P2 is a development of the Omron OKAO […]

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Stealth Acoustics to Launch EMEA Version of Stingray Outdoor Speaker at ISE 2020

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At ISE in Amsterdam, Stealth Acoustics is debuting its new 8” 3-way StingRay outdoor speaker — the StingRay 83 — to the European market. Alongside this launch product will be a selection of invisible speakers and subwoofers from the LRG and LRX product lines on stand 5-R96. The StingRay 83 is a 300-watt speaker that […]

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Digital Signage Expo Names 2020 Advisory Board

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced its Advisory Board for 2020 today. The Advisory Board is comprised of more than 60 professionals representing advertising agencies, digital out-of-home networks, industry consultants, professional AV integrators and a variety of end-user verticals, including corporate communications, higher education, and hotels, as well as many others. A sampling of organizations represented […]

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Misapplied Sciences Will Ship Parallel Reality Displays in 2020

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With Delta Airlines as its first client, a start-up called Misapplied Sciences out of Redmond, Washington will build displays that up to 100 people can look at — all seeing different, personalized information including wayfinding, flight detail, boarding times and upgrade status. Here’s a video on how it works: Delta Airlines announced it at today’s […]

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JBL Pro Announces IRX Series of Powered Loudspeakers

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The entry-level IRX Series of powered loudspeakers from JBL Pro are available in two sizes — an 8-inch IRX108BT and the 12-inch IRX112B. Features include four EQ presets to one-touch ducking to automatic feedback suppression. Built-in Bluetooth audio streaming and two combo inputs, as well as an XLR loop-out for additional speakers, are included for […]

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