LAVNCH Sets Virtual Event Engagement Bar By Delivering 57,000+ Group Conversations and Chats During the D=SIGN Virtual Conference

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AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) hosted its first event collaboration, D=SIGN: the Digital Signage Conference, on Dec. 8-9, 2020. The virtual event brought together AV professionals from around the world to explore the digital signage ecosystem with 30 speakers across 18 sessions. And, it was served-up on THE rAVe Agency’s LAVNCH Platform! Total registrations for D=SIGN came to […]

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PSA and USAV Select Matt Barnette as Next CEO

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PSA and USAV announced the appointment of Matt Barnette as its next chief executive officer; PSA/USAV’s current CEO, Bill Bozeman, plans to retire from the organization in 2021. Barnette most recently served as vice president of physical access control solutions North America business unit for HID Global and previously held the role of president at Mercury […]

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Wall-Smart Releases New Mounts for Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens

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Wall-Smart just launched recessed mounts for the newly released Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens, TSW 5″, 7″ and 10″ and TSS 7″ and 10″. Wall-Smart offers solutions for new construction, solid surface and retrofit applications, which provide integrators with the flexibility to blend Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens into any environment, no matter the stage […]

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Extron Now Shipping DTP2 T 202 FB Two-Input Transmitter

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Extron announced it is shipping 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, […]

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GLP Releases Streamer LED Light Source

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GLP has released something called Streamer; a small LED light source with a sole purpose of presenting hosts, interviewees and collaborators in professional, studio type lighting with the ability to be fully remote controlled by a lighting designer, if required. UL-listed, the spec includes flicker free high intensity output, with a color temperature range of […]

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Zoom Is Top UCC Platform for 5th Year in a Row

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Gartner just released its 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions report and Zoom has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions for the fifth consecutive year as well as a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Worldwide. Zoom was named a […]

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SDVoE LIVE! Debut Episodes Glistened & Gleaned, Just in Time for the Holidays

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Tired of the same ol’ online content? Miss in-person trade shows and live AV education? SDVoE hears your pain. Instead of sulking over it, the association responded with an idea. No live events in 2020 be darned! (Using our PG language here…) SDVoE’s idea materialized into a fun new project […]

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Z-Wave Long Range Spec and Starter Kit Announced; Line of Sight Transmission is 1 Mile!

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The Z-Wave Alliance announced the Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) specification is available for product development. Z-Wave LR connectivity enables new IoT applications beyond the home, without any need for repeaters, ensuring easy install and low cost. With a network size of up to 4,000 nodes, Z-Wave LR provides the scalability needed in MDU & […]

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Sanus Now Shipping Open-Frame Rack for AV Components and Network Servers

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Sanus announced that it’s now shipping a new compact, open-frame rack for housing AV components and network servers. Featuring a knock-down design, the 10U Stackable Skeleton Rack (CFR1610-B1) is compatible with existing Sanus Component Series skeleton racks and includes everything needed for quick and easy floor or wall mounting. Featuring a self-aligning design, the 10U […]

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Contemporary Versus Traditional Lighting for Churches

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If your church already offers different weekly services — one traditional and the other contemporary — how one approaches each is crucial to the continued growth of the church. Congregation members benefit by choosing which suits them best. When differentiating between each type of service, lighting is an extremely key place to start. In determining […]

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Samsung Partners With Jamestown for Immersive Virtual New Year’s Eve Experience

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Samsung’s massive LED display at One Times Square and Odyssey Monitors will be front and center as the world rings in 2021 For generations NYC’s Times Square has been the heart of New Year’s Eve celebrations around the globe, with millions watching and counting down the seconds until the clock strikes midnight. However, this year’s […]

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Just Add Power Helps Bring Elmhurst, Illinois, Dream Home to Life

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Electronic Lifestyle Associates Counts on Ultra HD Over IP Platform for Reliable, Scalable Video Distribution SEMINOLE, Fla. — Dec. 17, 2020 — Just Add Power, a leader in video-over-IP distribution, announced that its Ultra HD Over IP system has been installed in a 13,000-square-foot dream home in Elmhurst, Illinois. Integrator Electronic Lifestyle Associates (ELA) utilized […]

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Singer/Songwriter Joshua P. Fields Calls on MXL Studio Mics to Capture Professional-quality Recordings

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DALLAS, TX, DECEMBER 17, 2020 – Devoted singer/songwriter Joshua P. Fields developed his passion for music at a young age. When he decided to turn his love of music into a professional career, Fields selected MXL Microphones affordable, high-quality microphone solutions for his home studio set up. Honing in on his signature vocal style, Fields […]

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Cybathlon 2020 Goes Virtual, Coordinating Live Team Competition From 20 Countries With TVU Networks

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – December 17, 2020 – Fifty-one teams from 20 countries competed in Cybathlon 2020 Global Edition, a series of races in which people with disabilities used exoskeletons, brain-computer interfaces, and other state-of-the-art assistance systems to complete everyday tasks. This year, teams were unable to gather in Zurich, Switzerland, due to COVID-19 restrictions, […]

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The House Modesto Gets Praise-worthy Performance From New Adamson PA

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Modesto, CA (December 2020) — Founded in 1980, The House in Modesto, CA, hosts dynamic services that bring the community together with live music acts, special events and a diverse pastoral team. The church’s recent PA upgrade to an Adamson system is changing the way that congregants in the 1,800-capacity auditorium can experience worship, with […]

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France’s 6MIC Installs World’s First Kara II System

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New epicentre of contemporary music chooses L-Acoustics system to amplify an outstanding cultural program Aix-en-Provence, France – December 2020 – Designed by architects Rudy Riciotti and Jean-Michel Battesti, 6MIC (pronounced ‘seismic’) has been turning heads since opening its doors for the very first time this summer. Its lichen-covered concrete structure – both a technical feat […]

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Riedel MediorNet, Artist, and Bolero Enable Student-produced Broadcast at Darmstadt University

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WUPPERTAL, Germany — Dec. 17, 2020 — For the first time ever, the Hochschule Darmstadt – University of Applied Sciences (h_da) in Darmstadt, Germany, has replaced its traditional on-campus welcome event for first-year students with a live broadcast on Oct. 30 — powered by Riedel’s state-of-the-art signal transport and communications technologies. Broadcast students at h_da […]

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Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom Brings the Works of C.S. Lewis to Life

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Fellowship for Performing Arts Turned to Pliant for a High-End, Road-Ready Intercom Solution for Various Theatrical Productions NEW YORK, DECEMBER 16, 2020 — When Theatrical Sound Designer Lew Mead from Autograph A2D was tasked with integrating a high-end wireless intercom system for the Fellowship for Performing Arts (FPA), the company turned to Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom […]

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Rentex, Inc. Provides Barco Projectors to Paintscaping in Support of Guinness World Record Title “largest Projected Video Game Display”

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120,000 lumens at the top of Copper Mountain set the stage for Xbox Spectacular Canton, MA – (December 17, 2020) – Rentex, Inc. provided three Barco UDX-4K40 Flex projectors for the largest ever projection of a video game. This amazing display, produced by LA-based Be Core, Inc., featured snowboarder Grant Giller playing Xbox’s Destiny 2. […]

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SynAudCon Updates Famed Audio 100 Course

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SynAudCon announced and update to its “Course 100 – Principles of Audio” and it’s already on live on the website. “Course 100 – Principles of Audio” is the fifth course to undergo such renovations by SynAudCon in the last 24 months. The newly released Course 100 underwent a six-month transformation process — expanding on topics […]

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SoundTube Releases 2-Channel Dante Amp With Built-In DSP

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SoundTube’s IPD-Hub 2 Amplifier is a two-channel Dante amp with DSP built-in. The amp is AES67 compatible and powered by PoE, PoE+ or 40-watt PoE. It includes an RJ45 Ethernet connection and can be used with Radio Design Labs Format A (RDL) or Attero Tech Axiom line level, mic level, balanced XLR or Bluetooth input […]

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Barco Projectors Take Guinness World Record Title for Largest Projection of a Video Game

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Rentex and Barco (using the UDX-4K40 Flex projectors) set a record for the largest ever projection of a video game. This display, produced by LA-based Be Core, Inc., featured snowboarder Grant Giller playing Xbox’s Destiny 2. The spectacular live event was executed by 3D projection mapping leader, PaintScaping Inc. Projected at the top of Copper Mountain in […]

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New QSC Q-SYSTM Ecosystem Control Plug-In Now Available for Clockaudio Trackable Intelligent Microphone

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Clockaudio has announced the availability of a new QSC Q-SYSTM Ecosystem Control plug-in for the company’s Trackable Intelligent Microphone (TIM-1000). The Q-SYS plug-in enables the features of TIM-1000 to be controlled through the Q-SYSTM software-based audio, video and control ecosystem from QSC. This plug-in will be available through the Asset Manager portal within the Q-SYS […]

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QSC Adds Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams

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QSC just added Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams including compute, audio, video and room control capabilities in a certified for Teams packaged aimed at IT departments. As part of this offering, QSC is also announcing new Microsoft Teams certified accessories for the Q-SYS Ecosystem and a host of new Teams Rooms-related software. The QSC Room […]

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Apple Moves to Secure Greater Slice of the Smart Speaker Pie

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By Patrick Montgomery Futuresource Consulting Apple’s November launch of the $99 HomePod Mini comes at a good time. As the smart speaker market starts to mature in key western markets such as the U.S. and U.K., it creates a direct competitor to devices from market leaders Amazon and Google, both of whom in recent months […]

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Meridian Audio Now Certified by ‘Works With Sonos’ Program

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Meridian Audio is now certified by the “Works with Sonos” program, offering a new integration for its premium audio equipment to connect with the Sonos sound system. This new integration makes it even easier for customers to enjoy Meridian’s signature audio quality while streaming from more than 100 music services available in the Sonos app, […]

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Crestron Intros New Smart Home Office Companion

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Crestron introduced the new smart home office companion, the Crestron Home Audio Conferencing System (UC-MM30-R). Delivering enterprise-conferencing, plus complete control of a Crestron Home automation system, the MM30-R is a home office solution for today’s work-from-home workforce. Realtor.com recently reported “Zoom Rooms” as the new in-demand housing trend. To be successful, a home office needs […]

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Steps for Success in International AV Installation 

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In my time as a project manager for users and integrators, I’ve supported many international projects. National projects inside my country — America — follow the practices and customs I know. When I oversee work done in other countries — even multiple countries at once — I have learned to look for specific gotchas. At […]

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