AmpliVox Sound Systems Upgrades Titan Wireless Portable PA System

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has upgraded its Titan Wireless Portable PA System, SW800-96, from a 16-channel to a 96-channel wireless receiver that reduces channel interference and improves communication clarity, along with an upgraded three-year warranty. The Titan has a full range of features and capabilities: 100-watt amplifier, built-in 8” bass speaker and 4” tweeter, for reaching […]

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Black Box Unveils Digital Workplace — New UCC-Focused Service

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Black Box unveiled the Digital Workplace Tuesday. Digital Workplace is a service focused on UCC — more specifically — managed UCC as a service in the cloud. The Black Box Digital Workplace offers a single solution integrating the industry’s most popular communications applications for phone, collaboration, file sharing and videoconferencing/screen-sharing. The Black Box Digital Workplace […]

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CEDIA Establishes CEDIASTRONG Scholarship for Up-And-Coming Talent

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CEDIA announced the establishment of the CEDIASTRONG Scholarship Fund Tuesday. CEDIA will begin accepting donations with the intent to award education grants in 2021 to up-and-coming home technology talent: high school graduates, community college and vocational school students, as well as displaced techs who are keen to build their skills and careers in the smart and […]

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Pepperdine University Converts 160+ Classrooms Into Hybrid Teaching Environments

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To provide a fully remote learning environment for the fall 2020 semester to support faculty and students, Pepperdine University installed EduFLEX, a hybrid classroom technology solution inclusive of Panasonic’s AW-HE38H HD Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera. The private, Southern California University sought technology to move its classes online that would be simple, consistent and flexible to provide […]

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D.W. Fearn Updates VT Series of Microphone Preamps, Equalizers, Compressors

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D.W. Fearn just announced several updates to its VT Series of tube microphone preamplifiers, equalizers and compressors. The updated VT-2 now features an integrated, switchable 43-decibel pad, enabling it to be patched into the Master Buss during mixdown and mastering to provide D.W. Fearn’s sonic signature to the final mix or mastering process. This replaces […]

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Barco May Have Just Set the Bar for Cloud — The Ad Industry Will Love This

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Barco just announced that its WallConnect Cloud, a new cloud-based remote monitoring and management platform for its video walls portfolio, is going live next month! WallConnect Cloud allows system integrators and AV dealers to monitor and diagnose their installed base of video walls, enabling them to remotely check the status, diagnose and control a number […]

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Updated: ISE 2021 Moves to June — Still in Barcelona

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Update from rAVe Editor Sara Abrons: We reached out to AVIXA to see how the rescheduling of ISE would affect InfoComm and if there were any plans to delay, with ISE moving to June, the same month InfoComm is scheduled to take place. Rochelle Richardson, senior vice president of expositions and events for AVIXA, said […]

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Crestron Adds AES67, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and POE+ to DM NVX AV-over-IP platform

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Crestron announced updates Tuesday to its DM NVX AV-over-IP platform. The new DM-NVX-360 and DM-NVX-363 models enable support for the latest industry standards and formats, including AES67, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and POE+. The DM NVX platform also added encryption and security updates, too. The latest evolution of the DM NVX platform supports HDR10+ and Dolby […]

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Midwich Group Enters Global Distribution Agreement With DTEN

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Midwich Group Plc, an audiovisual (AV) distributor to the trade market, has announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with collaboration solutions manufacturer, DTEN. The full range of DTEN products is available to Midwich Group channel partners in the U.K. and Ireland starting Sept. 8, 2020, with a phased rollout across Continental Europe and […]

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Maxell Expands Distribution Network in Europe

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Maxell has expanded its presence in Europe — due to an agreement with EET Group for the entire professional range of video projectors, lamp and laser, and displays. The agreement aims to expand the distribution of Maxell solutions in Europe, thanks to the widespread presence of EET Group on the territory: both by relying on […]

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Irisity to Launch New Algorithm For Increased Security in Public Places

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Irisity AB (publ) is launching the deep-learning algorithm IRIS Violent Behavior for increased safety in public places. Real-time detection of potentially harmful behavior in public and private areas is a sought-after but challenging task for surveillance systems and security providers. So far, this detection has mostly been done manually at high cost and low precision. […]

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Jetbuilt Unveils Manager Approval Feature in Enterprise Platform

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Jetbuilt just unveiled Manager Approval; the latest feature in its Enterprise platform designed for large consultants, facilities and integrators. Manager Approval, available as an optional feature for Jetbuilt Enterprise users, requires managers to formally approve a proposal before the salesperson can submit it to a prospective client. Manager Approval enables salespeople to design and edit […]

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Leon Releases Ente SoundTile Reference-Grade Speakers

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Leon’s new Ente SoundTile is spec’d as reference-grade speakers powered by a Sonos Amp. First introduced at CEDIA Expo in 2019, the Ente SoundTile was originally only offered in a two-channel audio configuration. Now Leon has expanded the line to include one-channel and zero-channel options so that integrators can mix and match models to create […]

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Access Networks Expands Wi-Fi 6 WAP Line

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Access Networks has expanded its Wi-Fi 6 WAP line to include three different models as well as a newly implemented cloud-based configuration of Core systems, live chat for both tech support and sales-related questions, and online design and ordering, helps integrators streamline their design and deployment of residential networks. Comprising the portfolio is the A550, […]

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PureTech Alliance Announces Agreement to Support Google Nest Products

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The PureTech Alliance has announced an agreement to support Google Nest products in the custom integrator channel across all 50 U.S. States. Google Nest products work together, where your Nest Protect smoke alarm can talk to your Nest Learning Thermostat, your Nest Hub Max shows you what’s happening on your Nest Cams and Nest Hello […]

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Fraunhofer IIS Presents 8K Video-over-IP Transmission With JPEG XS at the Virtual IBC 2020

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The standardized JPEG XS codec was developed to handle media workflows from acquisition to the distribution encoder by using internet settings and Ethernet infrastructure only. The Fraunhofer IIS expert team for video coding successfully implemented a pilot project for streaming of 8K video-over-IP in cooperation with the Japanese public broadcaster NHK. JPEG XS — the […]

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According to Forrester, EU Tech Spending Could Decline By 9% Due to COVID-19

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Forrester predicts that, due to the coronavirus and resulting recessions, tech spending in the United Kingdom, France and Germany will decline by 5% to 7% in 2020 from 2019 levels in the most optimistic case. Forrester also forecasts that the U.K. will be the most vulnerable out of the three countries, with a deeper decline […]

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Riedel’s Industry-First Trans-Atlantic Remote Mastering Workflow Brings Exceptional Sound to Wacken World Wide

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WUPPERTAL, Germany — Sept. 2, 2020 — Riedel Communications partnered with Remote Recording Network (RRN) and Live Nation to establish a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic remote mastering workflow for the Wacken World Wide 2020 music festival. Streamed live to 11 million fans worldwide from July 29 to August 1 by MagentaMusik 360, Wacken World Wide took the […]

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Eyefactive Develops Cloud Features for Touch Screen App Platform

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Eyefactive’s app platform for large touch screen systems will receive an update beginning Oct. 1, 2020. Fundamental innovations constitute the introduction of online functions for the central cloud management of systems, apps and projects. The conversion of the former software licensing model to “Software as a Service” (SaaS) is also a direct result of these […]

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MLA’s ‘Hard Avoid’ Helps Seoul’s Arts Center Achieve Its Objectives

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Seoul, South Korea – September 2020. The Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture (SFAC) recently commissioned the installation of a Martin Audio MLA Mini /MSX loudspeaker array in its new Youth Arts Centre. Funded by donations, the facility has been designed for young people in the Korean capital to fulfil their artistic potential, and put them in touch […]

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Mira Connect Brings Simple AV Control to School Board

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The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) in London, Ontario, Canada administers 160 schools serving approximately 77,000 students across three counties. The TVDSB recently commissioned a comprehensive collaboration system from system integrator XAV Solution, Inc. which incorporates three Viewsonic Viewboards, a Poly SoundStructure with telephone interface, a Poly Group Series 310 videoconferencing system, and a […]

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AIMS Launches IP Oktoberfest 2020 to Support Ongoing Progress Toward an All-IP Ecosystem for Media Production

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Virtual Event Will Take Place Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Registration to Open Soon. BOTHELL, Wash. — Sept. 8, 2020 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is pleased to announce IP Oktoberfest 2020, a live, interactive virtual event for broadcast and pro AV professionals to be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1. IP Oktoberfest 2020 will highlight […]

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Digital Nirvana and Adobe Automate Closed-Captioning for US Tennis

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Digital Nirvana’s Trance AI Closed-Captioning Workflow, Integrated With Adobe, Accelerates Caption Generation for United States Tennis Association FREMONT, Calif. — Sept. 8, 2020 — a provider of leading-edge media-monitoring and metadata generation services, today announced that its Trance automated postproduction captioning solution with advanced AI is powering the closed captioning workflow for the United States […]

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Exertis Provides £10 Million of Credit to Support Its AV Channel

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Exertis, a distributor of technology products for the B2B, enterprise, mobile and retail markets announced a boost for its ProAV resellers with the release of an additional £10 million of credit. Its ProAV division has also announced further enhancements to its solutions bundles for home working, huddle spaces, meeting rooms and boardrooms with a choice […]

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Immersive Design Studios Delivers Virtual Studio for Riot Games’ LCS Summer Split Broadcasts

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Montreal, Quebec (September 8, 2020) – International software development and creative firm Immersive Design Studios (IDS) recently worked with the League Championship Series (LCS), the third-most popular major professional sports league among 18 to 34-year-olds in the United States, to create a fully virtual studio for the 2020 Summer Split. IDS’s proprietary CANVAS software platform […]

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Essay Video takes immersive storytelling to a new dimension with Brompton Technology

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September 9, 2020. Driven by a passion for delivering engaging storytelling and producing compelling videos for its clients, Essay Video has recently announced the opening of its brand-new virtual studio located in Norwalk, Connecticut. The premium virtual facility is equipped with the latest in LED technology, including top-quality Brompton Technology 4K Tessera SX40 LED processors, […]

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Hippotizer perfectly blends ‘healthcare’ images onto intricate Parliament façade

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UK – London’s famous Palace of Westminster became a vast projection surface in May to coincide with International Nurses Day, as a series of images thanking NHS key workers were beamed onto the iconic building from 260 metres away across the Thames. Projection experts at Motion Mapping deployed two Hippotizer Amba+ Media Servers to blend and […]

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Indiana K-12 School District Launches “Classroom of the Future”

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Matrix Integration and Cisco Quickly Implement Tech Solutions for Now and Long Term JASPER, Ind. – (Sept. 10, 2020) – As school districts continue to struggle with how to structure learning this fall, Matrix Integration, a strategic IT infrastructure partner for more than 1,000 businesses and schools in Indiana, Kentucky and beyond, along with Cisco, an international technology […]

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Dexon Systems Releases DXN5400 Video Wall Controller for Any Sized Control Rooms

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Dexon Systems has released the DXN5400 video wall controller for any sized control rooms with video intensive visualization. This processor drives a video wall of multiple screens, and displays live video overlay windows. The company integrated: Large video-wall area for Windows 10 applications. Live input videos displayed over the video wall surface in real-time. PIP4 […]

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The Sound of Victory at Mamayev Kurgan with DiGiCo and Stage Audio

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On 24 June, a spectacular concert was hosted at Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd in honour of the 75th anniversary of VE Day. One of the only concerts allowed during Russia’s Covid-19 lockdown, it featured famous artists from Russia’s vibrant theatre, opera and cinema worlds, accompanied by the All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra, which was conducted by […]

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