Didn’t Get to Register for ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK? Alexis La Broi Gave Me a Preview of the Panel Topic

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Hello, and welcome to the first day of LAVNCH WEEK if you’re registered, but if not, never fear because you know we always have tricks up our sleeves. Because of the nature of this project, we had to limit our registration to a certain number of people, so for the first order of business, I’d […]

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Blackmagic Design Lowers Price of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K to Under $2K

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Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for the popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K of US$1,995. This is a reduction of $500, which will help make this camera more affordable for users working on digital film as well as live production with the new ATEM Mini switchers. With the current demand for multi-camera […]

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Comprehensive Connectivity Intros SimpliShare Wireless Presentation System

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company just introduced the SimpliShare SSH-4000W Wireless Presentation System, a BYOD collaboration device for wireless screen sharing of 4K60 video and audio. The SimpliShare 4000W doesn’t use dongles or buttons and provides its own stand-alone in-room wireless network and access point. It supports up to 14 connected devices and provides three-level security and […]

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Rentman Rental and Event Management Software Now Free for First 90 Days

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Rentman is a cloud-based, all-in-one software solution for AV rental and event production companies. With Rentman, you can better manage your warehouse, communicate with your crew, and generate quotes and invoices. The impact of COVID-19 has had serious effects on companies all over the world. To help professionals in the AV rental and event production […]

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Extron’s XTP DTP 24 Shielded Twisted Pair Cable Compatible With MS-TestPro HDBaseT Tester from MSolutions

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Extron announced this week that its XTP DTP 24 Shielded Twisted Pair Cable is fully compatible with the MS-TestPro HDBaseT tester by MSolutions. This handheld test device provides the data needed to verify signal integrity and stability of HDBaseT installations. Features include quick and efficient signal analysis, built-in monitoring, logging and diagnostics capabilities, and comprehensive […]

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BlackWire Designs Offers Yamaha’s CIS Line of Audio Products to Custom Installers

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In an effort to help custom installers break into the light commercial market, BlackWire Designs, a distributor, recently announced that the company is offering Yamaha’s CIS line of audio products for small- to medium-sized commercial installs. For Yamaha installations with mixed AV control, BlackWire is also offering an exclusive, newly released driver that integrates MTX […]

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DSE Partners with rAVe for LAVNCH WEEK

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announces a partnership with THE rAVe Agency for the AV industry’s first all-digital launch event, LAVNCH WEEK. Created by THE rAVe Agency in partnership with Zoom Video Communications, LAVNCH WEEK (pronounced “launch” week) is a five-day virtual event that combines keynote presentations, interactive panels and video content. DSE is proud to […]

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Chatsworth Products eConnect Power Distribution Units Integrated with ZPE Systems

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Chatsworth Products (CPI) has announced that its eConnect Power Distribution Units (PDUs) now fully integrate with ZPE Systems’ open infrastructure management platform, Nodegrid, providing customers with even more advanced outlet control and monitoring capabilities. The integration delivers a unified solution that provides network and facility teams with out-of-band access for cabinet-level power, environmental and access […]

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Moki’s Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management Adds Support for BrightSign Media Players

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BrightSign today announced that Moki’s cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) software now offers support for BrightSign media players via BSN.cloud Control Cloud. Moki Device Management for BrightSign brings remote management capabilities to BrightSign devices and gives Moki customers the ability to easily manage fleets of BrightSign-connected endpoints via the Moki app. Moki’s cloud-based platform is […]

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Cloud-Based Signage Software Company Enplug Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Audit

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Enplug today announced successful completion of its SOC 2 Type 2 audit. This concludes an intensive six-month audit by Coalfire, an independent cybersecurity firm, to objectively measure Enplug’s adherence to key trust factors of secure data processing and storage. Many digital signage vendors talk about the importance of security, yet Enplug is among the very […]

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Densitron Adds Three New Models to Its UReady 2RU Control Surface Range

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Densitron today announced the addition of three new models to its UReady 2RU Control Surface range. The UReady 2RU displays are large, high-resolution control surfaces that provide a comfortable, wide-angle viewing experience that can be easily configured for multiple applications and user preferences. UReady is engineered to respond to the needs of broadcast, telecommunications and […]

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L-Acoustics reaches for the stars at Melkweg with K2

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – April 2020 – Located in the prime nightlife area of Lijnbaansgracht in Amsterdam, Melkweg (Dutch for ‘Milky Way’) is the second largest venue in Holland and one of the capital’s most unique music and culture hubs, attracting more than half a million visitors each year. The large building is housed in a former milk […]

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Peerless-AV Partners with Blue Planet Energy for Grid-Optional Energy Solution

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Peerless-AV has announced a product partnership with Blue Planet Energy to develop the Blue Ion LXHV, a patent-pending, premium grid-optional energy solution that brings together a wide range of sustainable energy options to power critical infrastructure and businesses. Through a ruggedized, custom enclosure manufactured by Peerless-AV, Blue Planet Energy’s non-toxic battery system and an integrated […]

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AVI Systems Becomes New USA Partner for GPA

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In a brilliant move, GPA announced today that AVI Systems is now a GPA Regional Business Unit for the United States. Becoming part of the GPA global community, requires a “special” organization given the unique foundational pillar to the GPA global brand and value proposition. It takes organizations with the same foundations of people-first culture, […]

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ClearOne Intros UNITE 20 Pro Webcam for Bringing Professional Video to Personal Collaboration Spaces

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Specified to bring pro-quality video collaboration options to personal spaces, ClearOne today introduced the new UNITE 20 Pro Webcam. The UNITE 20 Pro Webcam mounts on a PC or laptop and is native 1920×1080 at 30fps with an ultra wide-angle field-of-view up to 120°. As it’s USB and USBC, the UNITE 20 Pro Webcam works […]

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Atomos and Panasonic Create Solution, Allows for RAW Video from Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

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Atomos and Panasonic have created a solution that allows for RAW video from a full-frame mirrorless camera. The two companies have announced updates to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and Panasonic LUMIX S1H that together record 5.9K Apple ProRes RAW files directly from the camera’s sensor. The Ninja V captures detailed 12-bit RAW files from […]

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Kramer Electronics Intros SDVoE-Based, AV-Over-IP Transceiver

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Kramer Electronics’ KDS-8 is a zero-latency, SDVoE-based (10G) AV-over-IP transceiver for distributing AV signals via Ethernet over copper cable. The KDS-8 streams up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) resolution signals over a 10G network interface, providing lossless compression. The KDS-8 is a fully standard and compliant SDVoE codec, and it enables compatibility with other software and hardware […]

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Scott Tiner to Present a Tech Talk on Vendor-Customer Relationships During LAVNCH WEEK

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Hello, everyone. I’m back with another video — giving you a preview of what you can expect from LAVNCH WEEK. Yes, I’ve gotten slightly better at explaining what it is since my last video (emphasis on slightly). LAVNCH is a special platform we at rAVe have built to host a variety of things: new product […]

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Paul Richards of PTZOptics Gives Preview of Tech Talk for LAVNCH WEEK

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Hello, everyone! Your LAVNCH WEEK emcee here! I’m taking some time to interview a few of our fantastic speakers before LAVNCH officially kicks off on April 27. What’s LAVNCH? I’m so glad you asked because I obviously need the practice of explaining it to people! LAVNCH is a new platform we’ve built at rAVe to […]

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Sony Adds Two New Compact 4K Streaming Cameras for Remote Use

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Sony this week introduced two new compact cameras – SRG-XP1 (POV) and SRG-XB25 (BOX) – that deliver 4K 60p images along with full IP connectivity. Users can select the wide-angle SRG-XP1 or the optical zoom SRG-XB25, which offer users new options for sites that are hard-to-access or where there is no space for a full-sized […]

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Intel Unite, LG, Kramer and Barco Are Just Some of the Great Brands to Support LAVNCH WEEK

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The AV industry doesn’t quit, even when the world slows down. So when 2020’s biggest AV trade shows started to release their postponement and cancellation announcements one by one, starting as early as February, it was time to expedite the release of a new platform, called LAVNCH — something rAVe has been working for more […]

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AtlasIED Hires Melissa Valenti as National Accounts Distribution Manager

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AtlasIED just hired Melissa Valenti as national accounts distribution manager. An experienced professional in various aspects of distribution, sales, marketing and account management with a focus on the commercial security and pro AV markets, Valenti’s 25 years of knowledge and experience is a valuable asset to AtlasIED as it continues to grow sales through its […]

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Extron Announces Eight-Input Seamless Dynamic Presentation Switcher/Scaler

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Extron has announced the availability of the ISS 608, an eight-input seamless switcher for the dynamic presentation and scaling of DisplayPort and HDMI content at resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 at a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps. Advanced, presentation-enhancing features include Extron Vector 4K scaling technology and multiple transition effects, as well as […]

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Almo Pro A/V Adds Work-From-Home Hardware Bundle

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In a great example of pivoting, Almo Professional A/V is helping ensure integrators are able to keep business professionals, educators and learners alike more connected with its newest “Work-From-Home” hardware bundle. The new bundle features a Yamaha portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone and a Huddly Go conferencing camera. The new Work-From-Home kit (GO-BLK/YVC-200-WHT/BLK-KIT) is lightweight […]

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Nortek Intros New Panamax BlueBOLT-Enabled Advanced Power Conditioner

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Nortek Security & Control LLC is introducing the Panamax VT1512-IP Advanced Power Conditioner, a BlueBOLT-enabled, ultra-slim form factor vertical rack power conditioner and power sequencer. Measuring a slim 1.7×1.75×37 inches, the VT1512-IP is a full-featured power conditioner providing protection and filtration for maximum longevity and performance of connected equipment. The Panamax VT1512-IP is BlueBOLT enabled, […]

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beyerdynamic UNITE System Adapts to Use in Hospitals for COVID-19

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beyerdynamic is sharing how its UNITE system allows hospital nursing staff to wirelessly transmit emergency signals from their patient’s monitoring devices directly to them. At a hospital in NYC that currently has multiple floors treating COVID-19 patients, nurses needed to be able to hear the monitor alarms that their patients were connected to while they […]

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Netipbox Technologies Works to Adapt COVID-19 Information for Digital Signage

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Netipbox Technologies has formed a team to adapt COVID-19 information into a digital format for digital signage applications. With data from official sources from the different countries where its clients operate (WHO, the American CDC, the Health Services of France and Portugal, the Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain, etc.), Netipbox is making […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Helps K-12 Schools Upgrade Digital Signage Networks

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With 2020-21 purchasing cycles quickly approaching, Carousel Digital Signage is launching a new program to help K-12 districts and schools streamline the process of launching or upgrading a digital signage network. Carousel Digital Signage will offer a new entry-level subscription for K-12 customers, leveraging the Carousel Cloud SaaS platform and, where possible, existing playback devices […]

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Legrand’s Building Control Systems Vantage EasyTouch Glass Keypad Station Ships

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Legrand’s Building Control Systems (BCS) division has announced that the Vantage EasyTouch Glass modular keypad station is now shipping. EasyTouch Glass is a highly reflective, mirrored look with a tactile surface aesthetic. The keypad is available with up to five programmable buttons for different scenes — such as “welcome,” “away” or “party” — allowing users […]

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