Spinitar and Drake Systems Merge

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Spinitar today announced the merger of Drake Systems Group and Spinitar. DSG’s President David Drake will now serve as the regional vice president of Spinitar’s Healthcare division. Drake Systems Group formed in 2003 and focused on supporting the AV needs of hospitals, universities, medical office buildings, healthcare architects, healthcare contractors and medical device manufacturers. DSG […]

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Extron Debuts Two-Input Floor Box Transmitter for 4K Video

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Extron just introduced the DTP2 T 202 FB, a two‑input transmitter that sends DisplayPort or HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to a DTP-enabled product. Its unique form factor provides a flexible, floor box mounting solution that is compatible with offerings from OBO Bettermann, MK by […]

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Stewart Filmscreen To Be All About Customization at CEDIA Expo 2019

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During CEDIA Expo 2019 in Booth 2304, Stewart Filmscreen will highlight the new Screen Assistant CPQ screen quoting system. Attendees can visit with their specs or prints and leave with a consultation and quote in hand. Stewart Filmscreen will feature masking systems and fabrics for a variety of screen models, from the value-driven Cima brand […]

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ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica has expanded the company’s conferencing/discussion solutions with the ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System. The hybrid design allows hundreds of infrared and wired discussion units to be combined into a single system. The ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System provides 24-bit/48 kHz uncompressed digital audio for natural-sounding voice reproduction, along with a 12-band feedback suppressor that […]

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Nureva with Jira Software Integration on Span Workspace Drops

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Nureva Inc. announced the availability of Jira Software integration with Span Workspace, an expansive, cloud-based digital canvas for visual collaboration. The integration helps development teams visualize sprints and work faster together in real time. Teams use their personal devices or shared displays to quickly add stories, epics and bugs to a Span canvas using notes […]

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New Dante Controller with Dante Updater Debuts from Audinate

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Audinate has announced the availability of Dante Controller 4.2.3 with Dante Updater. Dante Updater is a new feature that makes it easy to update firmware in Dante devices. Firmware files are hosted by Audinate so they are always up-to-date. Dante Updater also allows product manufacturers to more easily bring critical updates to customers by making […]

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Cybersecurity Advice (for the AV Industry) from Robert Mueller

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By Paul Konikowski On June 24, 2019, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller III testified before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee about his team’s Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. Throughout most of the day, Mueller kept his answers brief and referenced the report. Oftentimes, he […]

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SnapAV Now Owns Control4 – We Predict a Move into ProAV

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Today, SnapAV and Control4 Corporation announced the successful completion of their merger. Unified into a single organization, Control4 becomes a professional smart home brand in the company portfolio and SnapAV continues to bring technology professionals a trusted, end-to-end partner that invests relentlessly in growing the industry and helping their businesses succeed. “The smart home industry […]

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Marantz Introduces NR1200 High Performance Stereo Receiver

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  Marantz today announced the NR1200, a 75-watt-per-channel (8-ohm, 20Hz — 20kHz, 0.08% THD) HDMI and stereo receiver. The amplifier circuit design of the NR1200 features separate, symmetrical left and right power amplifier blocks. The power transformer is wired independently to the circuits of the amplifier, preamplifier, tuner and front display, which, Marantz says, improves […]

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Eyes on the Future

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If you’ve been reading my blogs lately, you already know I’m a huge proponent of escalating the rate of evolution in our industry in order to best meet the needs of our customers and continue to be relevant. I’ve been promoting developing better business acumen and having earlier conversations with our customers on a deeper […]

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Radial Engineering Ships New SW8-USB Auto-Switcher and USB Playback Interface

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Radial Engineering is shipping its SW8-USB auto-switching USB playback interface. The SW8-USB is an eight-channel device designed primarily for live concerts where backing tracks are used to reinforce the performance. Should your primary playback source suffer a failure or dropout, the SW8-USB can switch to a backup source to prevent any negative effects on the […]

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TableMIC Mics from Vaddio Are Aimed at UCC Applications

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Vaddio is now shipping its new TableMIC microphone, which we see as perfectly positioned for UCC spaces. TableMIC’s solid metal base construction, acoustical fabric wrap and padded rubber feet diminish table vibration noise that other table microphones sometimes experience. And, the top of the TableMIC features a capacitive touch control surface for button-free operation (no […]

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Maxell’s New 3LCD Interactive Projector Series Brings Learning to Life

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Maxell expanded its laser projector line with two new 3LCD laser interactive projectors, the MP-TW3011 and MP-TW4011 — both native WXGA 1280×800 resolution. Both projectors are aimed at K-12, higher education and corporate and the MP-TW3011 is spec’d at 3,300 ANSI lumens, while the MP-TW4011 claims 4,200 ANSI lumens. Both laser projectors include what Maxell […]

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New Three-Input 4K/60 4:4:4 Switcher with DTP2 Transmitter Ships from Extron

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Extron just announced it’s shipping the DTP2 T 203, a three-input switcher with integrated DTP2 transmitter for sending DisplayPort, HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports video signals at resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling. This HDCP 2.2-compliant […]

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Seymour-Screen Excellence Debuts Adjustable Ratio Theater (ART) Motorized Masking System

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Seymour-Screen Excellence’s Adjustable Ratio Theater (ART) is what the company calls a “luxury,” reference-grade, acoustically-transparent, motorized masking system which, at its largest, spans 20-feet tall and 30-feet wide with 350-inches of viewable image width. Available with either two- or four-way masking, the system is built on-the-wall rather than the traditional method of assembling, lifting and […]

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NSCA Pivot to Profit Sets Agenda

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NSCA has announced the agenda for Pivot to Profit on Sept. 24-25 at Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, Tex. The event kicks off with a discussion — Balancing Innovation with Unprecedented Regulations — led by Cisco Technical Leader Jason Potterf. While it might be too early to write a business plan around emerging applications […]

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Epson Delivers 9K Lumen Pro L Laser Projector

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Epson announced today it is already shipping its 9,000-lumen Pro L laser projectors aimed at conference rooms, auditoriums and Rental applications. The new white Epson Pro L1490U and black Epson Pro L1495U join the Pro L large-venue laser projector lineup offering every possible input (including 3G-SDI, HDBaseT, HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, 5-BNC and stereo mini 10), […]

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Extron Ships DTP2 R 211, an HDCP 2.2-Compliant 4K 4:4:4 Receiver

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Extron is shipping the DTP2 R 211, a twisted pair HDMI receiver that accepts the transmission of HDMI and multichannel audio, as well as bidirectional RS232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. This HDCP 2.2-compliant product accommodates the full 18 Gbps data rate of HDMI 2.0b and […]

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Legrand Nuvo Adds Line of 8-Inch Passive Subwoofers and Digital Amplifiers

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Legrand today introduced a new family of Nuvo 8-inch in-ceiling and in-wall passive subwoofers and matching digital amplifiers. Designed for small, medium and large home theaters and audio installations, the three compact single and dual subwoofers deliver low-frequency impact, while the wall- and rack-mount amplifiers are designed specifically for use with them. For smaller installations, […]

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OSD Black Drops TreVoce Powered Subwoofers Ahead of CEDIA Expo

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OSD Black just introduced two powered stand-alone subwoofers, the 800-watt TreVoce 12 and the 500-watt TreVoce, which are aimed at in-home theaters, media rooms and high-end listening spaces. Designed for the custom integration market, these stand-alone subwoofers include an active woofer and two symmetrically-built passive woofers. According to OSD, the active subwoofer is self-contained and […]

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New XTA MX36 Console Switching System Aimed at Managing Audio at Live Events and Festivals

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XTA’s new MX36 Console is a DSP-enabled speaker switching system for live events. The dual-rack MX36 can accommodate as many as nine consoles via 36 inputs across analog, AES and Dante networks. Inputs are arranged in sets of four to support standard left, right, front-fill and sub feeds from each individual console. All AES inputs […]

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You Got Drones in My Huddle Room

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If you read our industry press at all (and I hope you do) you will note large numbers of articles on two subjects: 1. The “Huddle Room” and 2. Drones When two subjects like these fascinate an industry, it is almost inevitable that they combine in some way. (I consider this the “you got peanut […]

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Meridian Audio Highlights Architectural Loudspeaker Solutions

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Meridian Audio’s Architectural range of loudspeakers, suitable for many applications, includes the DSP520.2 and DSP640.2 in-wall loudspeakers and the DSP320.2 in-ceiling / in-wall loudspeaker. The loudspeakers can use two-channel, multichannel or single-speaker systems. The DSP640.2 in-wall loudspeaker has eight power amplifiers delivering 100 watts-per-drive unit and L+R mode for soundbar applications. It is capable of […]

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Peerless-AV Partners with BrightSign Again for Touch-Based Indoor Kiosk

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Peerless-AV is shipping the second-generation of its all-in-one kiosk powered by BrightSign XT1144 expanded I/O player (KIPICT2555) for indoor applications. This is designed for hospitality, retail, corporate, transportation, entertainment, education and general-purpose applications. The updated kiosk delivers 1080p60 single video decoding, HTML support, networked content playback, as well as an abundant set of features, including […]

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LMS206 from Amate Audio Debuts

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Amate Audio has introduced the new LMS206 loudspeaker management processor, making the advanced system configuration capabilities of its NÍTID active loudspeaker series available for use with passive audio systems. The LMS206 is the first of a series of next generation loudspeaker management processors, providing continuous ‘round the clock’ uncompromising operation, employing a 64-bit DSP architecture. […]

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Bose Pro Ships More UCC Products Including EX-440C and EX-12AEC and EX-1280

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Bose Professional is now shipping new ControlSpace EX processors — two designed specifically for conference rooms (EX-440C and EX-12AEC) and one dedicated for general purpose applications (EX-1280). ControlSpace Conferencing Processors (EX-440C and EX-12AEC): With an open-architecture, all-in-one design, the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing processor facilitates high-quality microphone integration and audio processing for small-to-medium size conference rooms. […]

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Primacoustic Paintables Are Now Available in 48″ Square Acoustic Panels

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Primacoustic has expanded its Paintables line of acoustic panels with the introduction of the new Broadway 48” x 48” Broadband absorptive wall panel. Primacoustic Paintables is a line of acoustic panels that gives architects and interior/room designers the ability to integrate matched color or printed graphics into the acoustic design spec for a room or […]

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Panamax and Furman Announce New Power Distribution Solutions

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Panamax and Furman have announced a plethora of new power distribution solutions, including new remote controllable outlets, IP controllable power products, a voltage regulator and small install accessories. Panamax Vertex 12 and 16 Outlet Power Distribution Units: Two new Panamax vertical power distribution units — the VT-EXT12 and VT-EXT16 — add flexible protected power to […]

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Masque Sound Enters Staging Market

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Masque Sound announced the launch of its Production Services division (MPS). The newly-created division provides equipment rentals and production services for live and recorded events for clients outside of Masque Sound’s Broadway theater productions business. MPS serves shorter-term events such as concerts, TV shows, corporate presentations, galas and a range of special events. The idea […]

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