Yamaha Communications Announces Discount Program for Education Customers

yamaha-deans-list-program.png

Yamaha Unified Communications has announced that all U.S. and Canada-based K-12 schools, colleges, universities and other qualified institutions will be able to experience Yamaha quality at reduced pricing. The Dean’s List Program lets educational organizations enhance the student learning experience with an additional 10% to 20% instant discount on any qualifying Yamaha product order. To […]

Read more

NSCA Announces Winners of 2020 Excellence in Business Awards

nsca-eib-logo.jpg

NSCA, the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry, has announced the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Business awards in six categories: Customer Experience: AV Solutions, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Talent Development: Hillman AV Inc., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Differentiating Strategies: CEC (Communications Engineering Company), Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employee Engagement: HB Communications, North […]

Read more

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo Saddles Up With Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom

Pliant_Houston-Rodeo5.jpg

HOUSTON, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 — When Jason Martin, coms A1, and Dave Cheramie, coms A2, were tasked with integrating a new, modern intercom system for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Stadium, the duo found a solution to meet all of their production needs with Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom wireless intercom system. For the […]

Read more

LG Releases Bracket Accessories for OLED Commercial Displays

lg-digitalsignage.jpg

Responding to customer demand for a way to create video walls with the transparent LG OLED commercial displays, LG Business Solutions USA has introduced new bracket accessories that enable customers to combine transparent OLED displays into video walls in sizes that meet unique installation requirements. With its 55-inch transparent OLED display, LG has given integrators […]

Read more

Barix’s Hardware Devices Are Now Endpoints for Syn-Apps Revolution Mass Notification Platform

barix-sys.jpg

Barix and Syn-Apps LLC have announced that Barix’s hardware devices have been certified as endpoints for Syn-Apps’ Revolution mass notification platform. Syn-Apps Revolution software is designed to transform communication systems into a powerful, unified notification tool used to manage emergency alerts, mass notification, IP paging and more. Revolution provides the advanced functionality customers need to communicate pertinent information to people […]

Read more

Auto Tracking Camera System for Successful Lecture Capture

Simpltrack-Audio-Tracking-Software-in-Classroom-750.png

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM HuddeCamHD By Paul Richards Director of Business Development — Chief Streaming Officer PTZ Optics The demand for live-streaming and pre-recorded content has never been greater. Many industries are turning to lecture capture solutions to transform trade shows, training sessions, seminars and more into live-streamed shows as well as on-demand […]

Read more

AVI LIVE 2020 | What, When, Where and Why You Need to Register

AVI-LIVE-2020-feat.jpeg

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM AVI LIVE Next month rAVe heads to San Diego for the first of four AVI LIVE 2020 shows and I will be presenting the keynote at each event. In San Diego, I will be speaking about the future of AV design and why we need to think about the […]

Read more

Some Personal Observations of ISE 2020, Professional Observations to Follow Later

Observations_ISE2020_1.jpg

While the coronavirus certainly decimated attendance at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 — coming in right at around 52,000 attendees — exhibitors were thrilled with those who showed. NOT ONE exhibitor complained to me. Quantity was down, but the quality was up. Way up. This actually could have been the best thing ever to happen to […]

Read more

Kramer VIA Campus2 PLUS Offers Document Collaboration in Meetings

kramer-ucc-product.png

Kramer’s new VIA Campus2 PLUS is a simultaneous wired and wireless presentation and collaboration solution with a 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI input for wired connectivity. With any laptop or mobile device, users can view, edit and comment on a shared document and record sessions. Meeting participants can display or stream full uninterrupted HD video (up to […]

Read more

ISE 2020: Black Box’s Doug Kuzma, SDVoE Alliance’s Justin Kennington Talk AV-Over-IP Training Tour

Screen-Shot-2020-02-19-at-5.09.16-PM.png

We already told you that the SDVoE Alliance is teaming up with Black Box and NETGEAR to sponsor a series of Design Partner Certification Live events >> register here for the tour. But just in case you need a refresher, the SDVoE Design Partner certification program teaches you how to take full advantage of the […]

Read more

Yorktel Buys Video Corporation of America’s Assets

yorkel-and-vca.png

AV integrators Yorktel announced today that it will be acquiring the business assets of Video Corporation of America (VCA), a New Jersey-based provider of audio video integration, digital signage and unified communications solutions and services. “With very little overlap in our respective customer portfolios, the team at VCA brings extensive experience in audio and video […]

Read more

BenQ Launches EW800ST Education Projector

benq-ew800st-projector.png

BenQ has launched the EW800ST, an education projector with Google cloud account integration, screen-mirroring and wired as well as wireless connectivity for K-12 classrooms. Using its Dust Guard technology and Lamp Save mode, the short-throw projector also includes X-Sign Broadcast, a centralized messaging and display-scheduling system. The 1280×800 resolution 1-chip DLP EW800ST’s user interface is […]

Read more

Here’s a Glimpse Into How the ProAV Market is Doing

Glimpse_AV_market-scaled-1.jpg

On the third day of ISE last week, with little fanfare, Barco announced its 2019 earnings report while also commenting on how they think 2020 will play out. As we have very few publicly traded companies of this magnitude in the commercial AV space, I always appreciate Barco’s earnings report as it’s become a bellwether […]

Read more

Effectively Reaching New Customers

new-customer-0220.png

In December, I was a panelist for a session of the HETMA conference. I can not recall the exact conversation that led to us discussing getting cold calls from vendors. Several of us who are “customers” replied how much we dislike getting the cold calls or emails. What struck me most about the conversation and […]

Read more

ISE 2020: ScreenBeam May Have Secretly Shown the First UCC Room Integration of a PC-Less Meeting Room

screenbeam-wireless-sharing-product.png

  You may know ScreenBeam as that wireless sharing company. But, at ISE, I stumbled upon a hidden demo in the back corner of the company’s stand where it had added UCC-based video collaboration into its product. (Think Barco ClickShare Conference but imagine having the Zoom client right on the ScreenBeam instead of needing a […]

Read more

Silex Insight Debuts Product Using Gary Kayye’s Digital Canvas Concept Using AV-Over-IP

VC2_Multiview.jpg

Silex Insight announced that its AV-over-IP board (called VIPER) now offers 4K multiview supporting up to 12 simultaneous streams of 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) resolution, with ultra-low latency. You can place all 12 video windows on one screen, tile them, layer them or spread them anywhere across a 4K image. The True 4K Multiview solution from Silex […]

Read more

Nextera Video and Adeas Partner with Xilinx, Build FPGA Core Set for AV-Over-IP

professional-media-over-managed-ip.png

Nextera Video and Adeas have partnered with Xilinx to build an FPGA core set for AV-over-IP. The Nextera/Adeas cores conform to SMPTE standards for ST2110 Video/Audio over IP, including ST2059 precision time protocol and NMOS control software. The transition from HDMI/SDI to IP is already well underway with SMPTE standardized solutions being rapidly adopted in […]

Read more

Ty Fy Studios’ Dan Scott Creates Immersive Experiences with Spat Revolution

FLUX-Ty-Fy-Dan-Scott_03-scaled-1.jpg

Orlando, FL—February 2020… Acclaimed audio engineer and sound designer Dan Scott has helped create Emmy award-winning television programs, as well as films, rides, and Broadway-caliber theater shows in venues around the world. A member of the Orlando-based Ty Fy Studios team since 2007, Scott has worked for such elite clients as LucasFilm, Cartoon Network, Fox, […]

Read more

Environmental Lights Launches New Five-in-One LED Light Sheets

evnvironmental-lights-five-in-one.png

Environmental Lights announced the launch of the new five-in-one LED Light Sheets. The five-in-one LED Light Sheet is a cuttable and modular light sheet designed specifically for backlighting applications where bolder colors or softer pastels are of importance. Five LEDs are packaged in every node on each light sheet. All five colors can be mixed […]

Read more

SpinetiX Partners With Simply NUC to Put SpinetiX ARYA and DSOS on the Intel NUC

spinetix-1.png

SpinetiX announced a partnership with Simply NUC to offer SpinetiX ARYA cloud service and DSOS operating system on the Intel NUC. As a result, the Intel NUC running SpinetiX ARYA and DSOS will be offered to Simply NUC customers in North America and Europe. Commercial-grade Intel NUCs are combined with the SpinetiX DSOS operating system […]

Read more

StarLeaf Launches Three New UCC Offerings at ISE 2020

starleaf-ucc-ise.png

StarLeaf launched some new products into the UCC space at ISE last week: StarLeaf Huddle, StarLeaf MultiJoin and StarLeaf for Teams. StarLeaf Huddle is an all-in-one video meeting room solution designed for video meetings in smaller spaces. StarLeaf Huddle claims to be easy to install and it includes a microphone, wide-angle camera, touch screen and […]

Read more

Extron Introduces Interactive Wayfinding Interface

extron-meeting-space.png

Extron just introduced the TLSI 201, an interactive wayfinding interface that provides real-time meeting space availability, status and location information using a centralized display. Designed to connect directly with Extron Room Scheduling panels, the interactive wayfinding interface enables users to easily locate and book meeting spaces and make ad hoc meeting reservations. Simply configure the […]

Read more

How Dante Could Disrupt the AV-Over-IP Market

Dante_AVoverIP.jpg

By Aviad Cohen Founder, Comeet I’ve been a fan of AV-over-IP ever since I first worked with the technology — but the number of vendors and different solutions out in the market make it very hard for customers to choose. How could an AV investment be protected if there is no standard? You can be […]

Read more

Kramer Releases New Wireless Sharing Options for UCC and Education Spaces

kramer-wireless-sharing-options.jpg

Kramer just launched the VIA GO² and VIA Campus² wireless sharing options aimed at meeting and educational spaces. Aimed at classrooms, huddle spaces and small meeting spaces, VIA GO² is a compact wireless sharing device that’s been upgraded to have a 4K HDMI output, 1024-bit encryption, 60-hertz video streaming and native AirPlay, Miracast and Chromebook. […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Releases New Performance Subwoofers

origin-acoustics-subwoofers.png

Origin Acoustics announced its new Performance Subwoofers with the release of three new models of floor-standing powered subwoofers. The new collection features coated paper woofers, high-powered digital amplifiers and a lightly textured and brushed finish. These new subwoofers deliver more volume, lower frequencies — and it all fits in a small-sized cabinet. This collection benefits […]

Read more

Black Box and NETGEAR to Sponsor SDVoE Design Partner Certification Events Worldwide

sdvoe-blackbox-netgear-0220.png

Black Box and NETGEAR are teaming up to sponsor a series of SDVoE Design Partner Certification Live events in cities around the world. The training program supports attendees in becoming consultants and designers who can guide integrators, installers and end users in leveraging the SDVoE standard for high-performance AV network deployments. The training will provide […]

Read more

URC Announces New Feature for Total Control Smart Automation and Control System

urc-total-automation.jpg

URC announced a new feature for URC’s Total Control smart automation and control system called Custom Device Layouts, which allows authorized dealers to customize the user interface for each device. Using URC’s Accelerator 2.0 programming software, dealers will be able to customize the landing page for each device with a modular button layout, combine features […]

Read more

DTEN Introduces New Zoom-Room Collaboration Products at ISE 2020

dten-zoom-room-products.png

DTEN introduced two new Zoom Room-based collaboration products at ISE 2020 Tuesday. The DTEN GO with DTEN Mate turns any existing display panel (even a consumer TV) into a Zoom Rooms for Touch. The video bar with an accompanying wireless controller that enables content annotation and interactive whiteboarding on a monitor that’s not touch-enabled. DTEN […]

Read more

An AV-Over-IP Update

ip-switch.png

By Adam Cox Senior Analyst, Futuresource Consulting Low-latency AV-over-IP solutions are on the rise across a range of key verticals, presenting clear advantages over competing technologies. Yet, technology continues to struggle to achieve mass-market acceptance. Adam Cox, senior analyst at Futuresource Consulting, explores some of the challenges and takes us through the detail. AV-over-IP has […]

Read more

Epson Showcases Projection Lineup and Smart Glasses at ISE 2020

epson-laser-projection-smart-glasses.jpg

Epson announced it will be showcasing its extensive and impressive laser projection lineup and smart glasses at ISE 2020. From the laser-powered BrightLink 1485Fi interactive display to the high-end 30,000-lumen laser projector and an all-new ELPLX03 ultra-short-throw lens, Epson will wow attendees with new projection possibilities and a wide range of display technology at the […]

Read more

Sony Will Release a New Beamforming Microphone for Hands-Free Applications in Spring 2020

sony-beamforming-mic.jpg

Sony Electronics announced the details Tuesday of a new beamforming microphone, the MAS-A100, designed for “hands-free” lectures and presentations. The ceiling-mount microphone is designed for both speech reinforcement and recording using both beamforming technology and an Intelligent Feedback Reducer function. The microphone has a dual-channel output for simultaneous recording that captures the speaker and student’s/participants’ […]

Read more