In An Effort to Stop the Bleeding, Eiki Appoints Schippers as COO

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Eiki International just told rAVe they’ve hired John Schippers to the position of chief operating officer. As an Eiki employee for over 11 years, Schippers is well-versed in the company’s operations, making him well-suited to assume his new responsibilities. As the company’s chief operating officer, Schippers has oversight of Eiki’s operations in the U.S., Canada, […]

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Israeli HDBaseT Innovations Know-How Making Waves Across the Atlantic

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MSolutions Herman Pro AV recently began distributing and incorporating MSolutions’ HDBaseT testers throughout the U.S. market. Enjoy this interview with Eliran Toren, MSolutions co-founder and CEO and Jeffrey Wolf, co-CEO of Herman Pro AV. Q: MSolutions: We know that Herman is a leader in providing AV products, procurement solutions […]

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Does Certification Matter?

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As a manager, I’m often faced with the question of what requirements we should put into a job description when we are ready to hire a person. Experience is always the easiest one to figure out. You think about how senior the position is and then you base years of experience or type of experiences […]

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AV’s Headlines Suck. Here’s How to Fix That.

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With fresh eyes on amazing new products and services presented over the last few tradeshows (InfoComm, DSE, ISE) so far this year, the rAVe Agency has seen some truly remarkable technology coming out of the audiovisual (AV) industry. But while AV technology is undoubtedly impressive, the way AV products are promoted and advertised has mostly […]

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Attero Tech Ships UCC Mixer/Amp

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Attero Tech is now shipping the Axon A4FLEX networked AVC interface. Combining four studio-grade microphone preamps, logic I/O, a USB audio interface and a two-channel power amplifier in a 1/3U form factor, the A4FLEX is designed for huddle rooms and small conference rooms in UCC spaces. When paired with an enterprise DSP, the A4FLEX can […]

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Philips Details GoBright Partnership for Room Management

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Philips Professional Display Solutions has announced a partnership with meeting room management platform provider GoBright BV. The agreement between the two Amsterdam-based companies sees the Philips 10BDL3051T multi-touch 10″ T-Line display become fully certified and fully compatible with the GoBright platform for the first time. More Philips models are to be added shortly. The GoBright […]

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Three New Interactive 4K LCDs Arrive from Sharp

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has launched three new 4K Ultra HD resolution large-format AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems with built-in wireless and whiteboard functionality utilizing its embedded SoC (system-on-chip) controller. We shot a video of these at InfoComm last month, which you can view here: […]

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Ross Video Releases XPression Graphics V9.0

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Ross Video announced the official release of version 9 of the XPression real-time motion graphics platform, which includes over 40 new features ranging from extended font management, enhancements to the data-driven graphics content tool DataLinq, and the acquisition of content beginning in traditional desktop design software to controlling playout of multiple XPression graphics engines. When […]

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GLP impression X4 Bar 20 and JDC1 the Essential Floor Package for Dermot Kennedy

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San Fernando, Ca (United States), 22nd July 2019 – Last autumn, production designer Owen Pritchard-Smith (of Spirit Design) joined up with emerging Irish singer songwriter Dermot Kennedy for a European tour, having previously worked with the artist’s management on other projects. Though he was largely playing through house rigs on that initial tour, a UK stint […]

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LEWITT to ‘democratize design’ as users shape new flagship microphone with online sound survey

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Vienna, Austria – July 2019…With preparations already well underway for the landmark 10th anniversary of LEWITT in 2020, the Austrian audio pioneer is gearing up to celebrate with the launch of a ground-breaking new flagship microphone. Intended to become the company’s boldest launch to date, the as-yet unnamed microphone is being developed under the working […]

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Leyard and Planar VM Series LCD Video Wall Line Adds Four New Displays

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Today, Leyard and Planar introduced four new offerings to the company’s Planar VM Series line of LCD video wall displays. Featuring the industry’s smallest bezels and a new 49-inch size, the new models broaden the Planar VM Series offering and add state-of-the-art tiled bezel performance. The expanded Planar VM Series product line offers customers looking […]

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AVI-SPL Buys Digital Video Networks

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AVI-SPL today announced the acquisition of Digital Video Networks (DVN) in the southwestern United States. A continuation of the company’s strategic growth plan, the merger will further strengthen AVI-SPL’s market leadership with additional talent and resources in a growing region while expanding the company’s leading global support and services delivery capabilities to current and prospective […]

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Yamaha Ships ESB-1080 UCC Sound Bar and Collaboration Kit

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Yamaha has announced its new ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar and Collaboration Kit are now shipping. Available in North America, the Yamaha Collaboration Kit bundles an AI wide-angle USB camera from Huddly, AI-powered conference cameras, with the ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar. Here’s a video we shot of this kit at InfoComm last month: The ESB-1080 Enterprise […]

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Webinar | Why UCC Spaces are Defining the Future of Interactivity Everywhere

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Interactivity used to be relegated to the most expensive plain-old whiteboard anyone ever purchased – the SmartBoard. As you know, most of them were installed with good intentions but ended up being used as, well, just a whiteboard. But, companies like Avocor and Zoom have simplified and amped-up interactivity starting with small meeting rooms and […]

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Brightline Ships cMe2 Lighting Kit for UCC spaces

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Brightline today announced its new cMe2 huddle room light is shipping. The compact fixture is specifically designed for spaces that have inadequate lighting for videoconferencing and other video recordings. We actually shot a video fo this at InfoComm and you can see if here: Providing pure white LED-based lighting, the cost-effective cMe2 offers on-board dimming […]

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Leading Low-Voltage Contractor Boosts Sales with Modus VR Home Theater Design Experience

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DRAPER, UTAH, July 23, 2019 — When pitching clients on a home theater installation, one of the biggest challenges is delivering an enticing preview of the home theater experience to generate excitement, anticipation and a sale. As a premier provider of home security, entertainment and control systems for new home builds, Texas-based HomePro knows that […]

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MicroSet Microphones Are Already Shipping from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica is now shipping the BP892x, BP893x and BP894x MicroSet headworn microphones — updated versions of its BP892, BP893 and BP894 models. Primary improvements include detachable cables and more secure ear loops for comfort and fit. All models will be available with a variety of terminations for wired, Audio-Technica and third-party wireless systems and in […]

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DMP 128 FlexPlus DSP for Dante Systems Ships from Extron

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Extron announced the availability of the DMP 128 FlexPlus series of compact Dante Digital Matrix Processors, featuring twelve FlexInput channels with full DSP, including AEC and Dante connectivity, in only a half rack space. With an extensive mix matrix, a USB audio interface and analog compatibility, the DMP 128 FlexPlus provides the ability to easily […]

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Collaboration Space Interface Design

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For the past several years in higher education, the active learning classroom has grown in popularity. With these active learning classrooms comes an increase in technology. Many of the classrooms have multiple displays and multiple ways of getting your content onto those displays. These may consist of flat panels, projectors and interactive whiteboards. The expectation […]

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Jeremy Burkhardt Finally Gets CEDIA Fellow Designated, Better Late Than Never

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CEDIA says that, finally, Jeremy Burkhardt will be inducted to the CEDIA Fellows program at CEDIA Expo 2019. The CEDIA Fellows program honors longtime CEDIA members and volunteers who have contributed significantly to the association’s success. Burkhardt is well known throughout the industry, currently as chairman of Origin Acoustics, as well as former CEO, architect […]

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Powersoft Mezzo Will See CEDIA Debut of Newest Amplifier Platform

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Powersoft (CEDIA EXPO booth 335) will demonstrate its newest amplifier platform at CEDIA EXPO. Integrated into a half-rack enclosure with lots of connectivity options, Mezzo is designed for the AV/IT markets, commercial and residential installations. The new line consists of eight amplifier models in all, each offering different power and connectivity options. We short a […]

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Signagelive Now Works on Amazon Fire TV Sticks and Players

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Signagelive is now available on Amazon Fire TV devices and displays. For the first time, digital signage customers can experience enterprise digital signage features and functionality on Amazon Fire TV devices and not be restricted to using basic, entry-level digital signage software that falls short of their requirements. Amazon Fire TV Stick as a great […]

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Audinate Releases Dante AV Reference Design

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Audinate has partnered with NXP Semiconductors to release a reference design kit for the NXP i.MX 8M Mini QuadLite SoC — providing Dante audio-over-IP to OEMs as on-chip software. Solutions developed for standard computing hardware platforms such as ARM are increasingly becoming the most cost-effective and flexible way to design and deliver AV products, shifting […]

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DSS Europe Was Awesome – We Shot Videos There, Too!

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Integrated Systems Events today announced the successful return of the Digital Signage Summit Europe (DSS Europe) to the Hilton Munich Airport hotel. DSS Europe, which took place this year 3-4 July, is Europe’s leading strategy conference for the digital signage and digital-out-of-home (DooH) industry. In a packed two-day, two track conference programme nearly 500 attendees […]

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