Nortek Security Announces New ELAN IP-Enabled Audio Distribution System

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The new ELAN IP-Enabled Audio Distribution System that uses Dante audio technology was announced by Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC). The new ELAN IP-enabled Audio Distribution System leverages Dante for distributing audio long distances over an existing network, thereby simplifying whole-house audio and reducing cabling and labor costs. The comprehensive new ELAN audio distribution […]

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Bowers & Wilkins Releases 700 Series Floor-Standing and Stand-Mount Speakers

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Bowers & Wilkins has launched the 700 Series range of speakers. These include the stand-mount 705 Signature and floor-standing 702 Signature; both new Signature models include a Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top assembly, Continuum cone drivers and Aerofoil profile bass drivers. Both models claim to feature specially treated and upgraded bypass capacitors sourced from Mundorf, larger heatsink, […]

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Extron Introduces New Way to Control Room AV — All From Your Mobile Phone

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Extron has announced a new way to control your room AV from your mobile phone or personal device. According to Extron, the company understands concerns about returning to workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic — that’s why it developed some new solutions to make workers feel more comfortable with the transition. For instance, there are instances […]

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ARISTA Corporation Announces New Dante-equipped Stage Boxes

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ARISTA Corporation has announced the E-Vocal ARS-1616S-A00 and ARS-1616S-A10 multiple channel analog input and analog output Dante-equipped stage boxes. These stand-alone units — the size of a 3U rackmount enclosure — are designed to connect as many as 16 analog microphones and other audio sources and then feed a mixing console via Dante using a […]

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Optoma and Navitar Partner to Release Two Projection Lenses

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Optoma and Navitar have partnered to offer two lenses, an interchangeable ultra-long-throw and a fisheye lens for dome projection. These are compatible with Optoma’s ZK1050 and ZK750 4K UHD high lumen ProScene projector models. Featuring 10,000 and 7,500 lumens of brightness, respectively, and a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, Optoma’s ProScene ZK1050 and ZK750 interchangeable lens projectors […]

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Nureva Now Shipping HDL200 Huddle-Room-Sized Audio System

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Nureva is now shipping its HDL200 audio-conferencing system, the newest addition to the company’s line of audio-conferencing products. Designed for rooms and open spaces up to 18’ x 18’ (5.5 x 5.5 m), the HDL200 system delivers the same audio pickup that Nureva’s HDL300 systems deliver for larger spaces. All Nureva audio systems are powered […]

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LG Now Offering Hotels a Free “Clean Remote” With Every LG Hotel TV

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Addressing American travelers’ health concerns and confidence, LG Business Solutions USA is offering hotel operators a free “Clean Remote” with every new LG hotel TV. The particular remote control is designed to be safer thanks to a non-porous, sealed membrane surface that can reduce bacteria and germs by as much as 99 percent compared to […]

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New Lumens Digital Optics IP UHD Camera Now Shipping

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Lumens Digital Optics launched the VC-A71P 4K IP UHD camera Tuesday. The camera is designed for livestreaming, broadcasting, events staging, house of worship and lecture recording. It connects via IP instead of USB — allowing for remote connections. Using a 1/1.8 type progressive scan CMOS sensor with 8-megapixel output resolution, the VC-A71P is native 3840 […]

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Magewell Releases New SDK — Expanding its Support for Apple

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Magewell has expanded its support for the Mac platform with a new SDK for its PCI Express capture cards, plug-and-play and external capture devices. Available immediately, the SDK lets third-party developers directly access the advanced capabilities of Magewell capture devices in their macOS and OS X software applications. Magewell’s USB Capture Gen 2, USB Capture […]

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USAV Builds New International Partner Program

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USAV, a PSA division, announced the release Monday of its International Partner Program (IPP), expanding its global presence with integrators and vendors. The IPP creates a more substantial business networking opportunity for all members across the globe in delivering collaboration solutions. USAV aims to provide a more comprehensive network of resources and opportunities to its […]

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Hovercam’s Redesigned Flex 11 Fully Integrates With Zoom

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HoverCam announced that it has redesigned its Flex 11 software to integrate with Zoom fully. HoverCam was already compatible with Skype, Google Hangouts, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. Now, teachers can initiate and schedule Zoom calls directly from HoverCam’s free, comprehensive document camera software. HoverCam’s redesigned Flex 11 document camera software now incorporates Zoom’s familiar […]

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DPAA Announces Creation of Advisory Board to Help Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Out-of-Home Industry

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DPAA — the global trade marketing association connecting out-of-home media with the advertising community — announced Monday that it has created a Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board. The board’s mandate is to develop programs and recommendations to help out-of-home companies boost minority representation across all executive levels. Barry Frey, DPAA president and CEO, said, “As […]

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ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: CX, Crystal Balls and a Hot Debate on AV-over-IP

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ProAV is at a crossroads today. And it’s not just because so many of us are working from home and don’t know what the commercial/business space will look like in three months, even with well-researched predictions. Big innovations in ProAV were happening long before COVID-19, but the pandemic has expedited — expedited like the first […]

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Sony Hires Rich Ventura to Lead B2B Strategy

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Sony Electronics announced the appointment Monday of Rich Ventura as vice president of B2B for Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Professional Division. In this role, Ventura will provide insight, strategy and leadership to Sony’s display, remote camera and solutions product portfolio directly overseeing business and product management as well as all B2B marketing communications strategies. […]

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UCC Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: Revolution, ‘Next Normals’ and Marriage

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Wow, what a way to kick off LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 — UCC Day today included three fantastic education sessions and amazing partner content from AVer, Nureva and Bluescape throughout the day. There wasn’t a minute I didn’t feel like I was learning, growing, soaking in something new related to the UCC space of AV. So […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: 5 Questions With Colin Birney

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Colin Birney is the principal at Birney Consulting and is an adjunct instructor for AVIXA — but before that, he worked for Google, Linn Energy and Hess. His career trajectory, like so many others in our industry, is super interesting. So, I’m pleased that he’ll be giving the LAVNCH & Learn discussion during EdTech Day […]

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A Short Conversation With James Ashby — Talking LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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James Ashby is the president of Edify Education Services — so, although he doesn’t necessarily work in the AV industry. But — he focuses heavily on data and helping education leaders around the world make decisions based on this data. So, it makes sense for him to deliver our keynote on reimagining the classroom during […]

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Extron Has a New Customizable AV System Control Interface

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Extron introduced the NBP 50 Network Button Panel on Friday — it’s a customizable AV system control interface for Extron Pro Series control systems and HC 400 Series products. Network Button Panels connect to a control processor using standard Ethernet. These customizable control panels work in conjunction with a control processor to perform a wide […]

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We Want ISE 2021 to Happen, Don’t You? An AV Debut in Barcelona

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Planning for Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2021 is well underway — the 17th year of ISE will take place at its new home at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía, Feb. 2-5, 2021. The exhibition center plans to reopen for business in September. This will follow the successful completion of a collaboration with risk-mitigation consultancy […]

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Novisign Debuts Dooh Widget to Integrate With Adomni

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NoviSign Digital Signage added a new OOH Advertising Widget that is directly integrated with Adomni, an online self-service platform to buy and sell digital out-of-home advertising. This new drag-and-drop widget brings new layout configuration options to media operators. Users can now set up multi-zone arrangements that incorporate advertisements from Adomni, plus other content playing simultaneously. […]

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Mo-Sys Engineering Develops Tracking Kit to Add VR Experiences to Live Sports

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Mo-Sys Engineering has announced an interesting approach to bringing the atmosphere back to live sports amid COVID-19 restrictions. Providing precision, zero-latency tracking for any camera (including ultra-long box lenses for sport), the Mo-Sys camera tracking kit interfaces directly to the Unreal Engine or any broadcast render engine, allowing production companies to add virtual crowds to […]

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Sessions We Loved From InfoComm 2020 Connected

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By: Steph Beckett & Leah McCann The first-ever virtual InfoComm 2020 Connected was held Tuesday-Thursday of this week, and it was packed with products, education and networking. This was a historic event — the first-ever online version of InfoComm — so we wanted to make sure we were there for it and provided our coverage/insights. […]

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A Conversation With Charmaine Torruella Ahead of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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Charmaine Torruella is the moderator for our upcoming panel on UCC (Unified Communications & Collaboration) Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0, a day of LAVNCH WEEK that we’re all really excited about, and not just because so many of us are working from home and constantly using Zoom/Teams/WebEx/BlueJeans/Google Meet (though video fatigue is now a thing) […]

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Survey | Assessing Collaboration Tech and Tools in Today’s Market

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A lot has changed over the past three to four months. Most of the world’s professionals are working from home (or working from anywhere) using different video conferencing platforms and a myriad of collaboration tools to continue working. We want to get a sense of how COVID-19 and recent work-from-home (or work from anywhere other […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 Is Coming. Here’s How to Get In On It.

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I can’t believe it’s already the middle of June. More specifically, I can’t believe it’s already June 18, because that means LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 is only FOUR days away. You didn’t know there was a LAVNCH WEEK 2.0? Where ya been? This week, we’ve been previewing some of the great presenter content planned for LAVNCH […]

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Key Digital Adds Line of Active Optical HDMI Fiber Cables

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Key Digital recently added a line of plenum active optical HDMI fiber cables aimed at residential upgrades. The company’s first-ever plenum-rated HDMI cables available in lengths from 10 m (33 feet) to 100 m (328 feet) include: KD-AOCH33P KD-AOCH49P KD-AOCH66P KD-AOCH98P KD-AOCH131P KD-AOCH164P KD-AOCH328P (The number corresponds to the length.) This cable series supports 4K […]

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QSC’s Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager Now Available in Six More Countries

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QSC announced Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is now available in six additional countries including New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is an AV monitoring and management service for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including native and third-party peripheral devices. One secure connection from each Q-SYS Core processor to the Q-SYS […]

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22MILES Unveils Protection-as-a-Service Solution — TempDefend

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22Miles has launched what the company says is “the industry’s first Protection-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution.” 22Miles created TempDefend as a protective digital signage communication and direction tool, providing a building’s first point of communication and management to prevent viral spread. Using 22Miles’s thermo-sensing technology, TempDefend couples advanced camera hardware, facial and body temperature detection software, integrated […]

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Eric Yuan and Zoom Deliver “Mic-Drop” to Cisco, MS Teams, BlueJeans and Google Meet

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Since releasing the draft design of Zoom’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on May 22, the company says it has engaged with civil liberties organizations, our CISO council, child safety advocates, encryption experts, government representatives, its own users and others to gather their feedback on this feature. The company also says it has explored new technologies to […]

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SSL Is Now Shipping the New ORIGIN Analog Mixing Console

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Solid State Logic (SSL) announced that its new ORIGIN analog mixing console is now shipping to approved global partners and dealers. ORIGIN is the latest in its line of SSL studio mixing consoles and falls price-range-wise under $50,000. SSL pushes ORIGIN as the company’s first large-format analog studio mixing console in over a decade. The […]

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Samsung Announces Range of Back-to-Business Commercial Display Solutions

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced a range of commercial display solutions Tuesday to get companies back to business. According to Samsung, the displays focus on the three areas of safety, collaboration and communications. The company worked with partners on display solutions that equip business owners with the tools to operate successfully and efficiently. Access & […]

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