USAV Adds Seven New Partners to Network

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USAV today announced the addition of seven new partners to its network. The new partners include: Preferred Manufacturer Partners AtlasIED – A global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio solutions for commercial, corporate, educational, healthcare, retail, transportation and government environments. AtlasIED combines engineering skills and service with a focus on solving present and future technology challenges. […]

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NETGEAR Now Has 10G and 100G AV-Over-IP Network Switches

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NETGEAR just announced new additions to the M4300 line of switches, 16, 24 and 48-port 10 Gigabit models, previously debuted at InfoComm and aimed at the AV-over-IP market. Additionally, the new M4500 Series 100 Gigabit network switches have been added to the NETGEAR managed switch line. All of these new offerings are purpose built for […]

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LG Business Solutions Intros New LG TR3BF Series of Collaboration Boards

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LG Business Solutions has launched a line of IR-based collaboration boards dubbed the LG TR3BF series, available in 65-inch, 75-inch and 86-inch models. At the same time, the company announced availability of the new 86-inch (model 86TN3F) interactive collaboration board with in-cell touch technology to provide integrators and end-users with a specialized option for enhanced […]

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Airtame Announces Partnership with AirServer

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Airtame announced a partnership with AirServer that includes Airtame 2. Customers now have the option to activate AirServer and can mirror or cast their screen from any device to any screen via AirPlay, Google Cast and Miracast. This was previously a significant weakness of Airtime in commercial applications and makes them a contender with ScreenBeam now. The feature is […]

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Cisco, Microsoft Teams and Zoom Will Be Totally Interoperable by Mid-2020!

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By Chris Mcintyre-Brown Associate Director, Futuresource Consulting As video conferencing solutions proliferate, remote working continues to rise and the number of inter-company video conferences increases, a lack of system interoperability has become a major pain point for many users. Internally focused video conferences are less problematic, as everyone is familiar with their system of choice. However, once […]

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New Atlona AT-DISP-CTRL BYOD Controller Ships

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Atlona just started shipping a controller aimed at UCC spaces dubbed the AT-DISP-CTRL. Aimed at controlling small rooms using BYOD, the AT-DISP-CTRL sends a control command to power the display, switches inputs and enables volume control automatically when detecting an HDMI source. Also, it can be programmed to turn display power off after a specified […]

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ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2

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ClearOne today announced the availability of its wall-mount Bluetooth Expander that enables Bluetooth audio conferencing and streaming from mobile devices to ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 and Huddle Audio DSPs. NFC tap-to-Pair allows fast and simple connectivity with mobile devices, and the Bluetooth pair name can be customized. P-Link simplifies wiring on both the CONVERGE Pro […]

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Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone Relaunched After ClearOne Injunction

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Shure is relaunching an all-new design for the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone with Intellimix DSP, which the company will ship in December — and preorders are now open. You may recall that, in August of this year, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois granted ClearOne an injunction against Shure for the […]

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Updated: New SilexPro ClickShow BYOD System Latest in Collaboration Tools Via Button

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We initially wrote this article and pointed out the similarities between this product and Barco’s ClickShare. Silex sent us an email with clarification regarding the two systems’ differences. We’ve included their response in the last section below.  SilexPro just announced something they’re calling the SilexPro ClickShow, a wireless BYOD system using, yep, a button. Available […]

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The AV Bible Just Got Better! Buy It!

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AVIXA just announced the release of the third edition of the CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide. The guide provides a comprehensive look at the topics covered in the latest version of the CTS exam. For more than 30 years, AVIXA has administered the CTS program, which is recognized worldwide as the leading AV professional […]

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ClearOne Intros CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager

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ClearOne today announced the release of its new CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager, an AV network management platform-to-monitor control, and audit ClearOne pro audio and video products and services. Remote real-time system access provides network administrators at-a-glance and dashboard views. Two levels of access are available — a secure administrator level for full access and a […]

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Kramer Electronics Appoints New CEO

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Kramer Electronics just appointed a new global CEO in Itzhak Bambagi. Bambagi was in executive roles at IBM and DEC/Compaq over the past 18 years and he actually led IBM’s IT transformational experience using cloud technologies and various digital workplace initiatives across EMEA. The appointment heralds an exciting time for both Bambagi and Kramer. “I […]

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SMART Technologies Updates SMART Board MX and 7000R

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SMART Technologies announced new updates on the company’s most popular products, including the SMART Board MX series — now also available for business customers as the SMART Board MX Pro series. SMART has also beefed up the SMART Board 7000R series and SMART Board 7000R Pro series. The new SMART Board MX series and SMART […]

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Soon Zoom and Microsoft Teams Will Be Natively Interoperable

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Zoom and Microsoft have worked together to enhance conference room interoperability and simplify how you connect to third-party meetings. How? The companies are collaborating to provide interoperability between both conference room solutions and streamlined meeting experiences. Available in early 2020, Zoom Rooms will be able to join Microsoft Teams meetings, and Microsoft Teams Rooms will […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases Two New IP Cameras

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Marshall Electronics introduced a new line of 8.5-megapixel IP cameras with a smooth 30x optical zoom and triple-stream H.265/H.264/MJPEG capabilities. The CV420-30X-IP model has native 3840x2160p resolution at 60fps through simultaneous HDMI and IP streams, while the CV355-30X-IP has 1920x1080p resolution at 60fps through 3G/HD-SDI (BNC), IP and HDMI.  Both models use the Sony 8.5 […]

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Lifesize Releases Dash Software-Based Meeting Room Kit, Updates for App

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On the heels of the Zoom and Microsoft partnership — detailing complete interoperability between Zoom and Microsoft Teams coming in early 2020 — Lifesize announced an interoperable and cloud-connected Lifesize Dash software-based meeting room kit. These enhancements include a new free licensing model that allows organizations to immediately save up to $1,000 per room per […]

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KRK Systems Introduces CLASSIC 5 into Family of Professional-Grade Monitors

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KRK Systems, part of the Gibson family of brands, introduced the CLASSIC 5 Professional Bi-amp Studio Monitors to its family of professional-grade monitor offerings. KRK’s CLASSIC 5 is a powered nearfield studio monitor and includes a bi-amped class A/B amplifier with a built-in automatic limiter and a low-resonance enclosure for minimized distortion and colorization. Additionally, […]

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New CONSOLE AI From ClearOne Helps Users Design CONVERGE Pro Audio System

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ClearOne announced this week the release of the new CONSOLE AI configuration software to help design a CONVERGE Pro Audio system. A new AI workflow checklist guides you as you build a system, and an AI project audit checks your design and reports errors and warnings to alert for potential problems. Enhanced visualization streamlines routing, […]

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DTEN Announces Subscription-Based Service Model for Collaboration Products, Including Zoom Room Kit

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DTEN has launched a new business model for its collaboration products for both personal and room-based video conference solutions, which combines hardware, software and support into the new subscription-based service model. Called DTEN Orbit Service, it’s now available with new product lines DTEN ON and DTEN GO. There’s no down payment required and there are […]

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Ocean Matrix Releases New H.264-based AV-Over-IP Extenders

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Ocean Matrix released a new series of H.264-based AV-over-IP extenders with several options, including units with PoE, IR control, H.264 video compression, two-channel audio and more. All of the new series are HDMI, HDCP compliant and transmit signals up to 394 feet over a single Cat5e/6 cable for point to point transmission and support multi-layered […]

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Samsung Flip 2 to Be Latest Addition to Flip Lineup

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Samsung Electronics America announced the Samsung Flip 2 digital interactive display, the newest addition to the Flip lineup. It’s available in two sizes, 55 inch and 65 inch, both 4K resolution (3840×2160). According to Samsung, the models are widely considered to be ergonomic and have an aesthetically pleasing design. The 55-inch model offers a hinge […]

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Private Firm Purchases Anixter International, Making It a Private Company

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Anixter International told rAVe Friday that a private investment firm called Clayton, Dubilier & Rice will purchase the company. The Anixter acquisition, valued at $3.8 billion, will turn Anixter back into a private company again. Anixter has been a publicly-traded company since 1967 on the NYSE American Exchange. When Anixter released The Blue Book in […]

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ClearOne Announces COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT Ceiling Tile

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ClearOne announced the release of the new COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT, a ceiling tile that includes the Huddle DSP mixer for small to medium-sized rooms. The system also comprises ClearOne’s BMA CTH Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile with built-in AEC. The COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT system also includes mic/line inputs with AEC, line outputs, four […]

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Theresa Alesso Named Sony Electronics Working Mother of the Year

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Working Mother magazine added Sony Electronics to its 2019 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list in September. Working Mother cited for Sony for its culture and workplace programs, as well as its benefits for parents. Concurrent to this distinction, Sony Electronics’ Theresa Alesso, who serves as the professional division’s president, was honored by the publication as […]

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Optoma Releases ZW403 and ZH403 Projectors

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Optoma announced two new projectors aimed at the K-12 and higher education markets. The Optoma ZW403 and ZH403 are affordable solutions ($1,029 and $1,299, respectively) that offer either 4,500 or 4,000 lumens and a 300,000:1 contrast ratio that includes HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) compatibility. The 1280×720 resolution ZW403 and the 1920×1080 resolution ZH403 both […]

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rp Visual Solutions Now Shipping Wallmate 32MAX

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rp Visual Solutions (RPV) is shipping its Wallmate 32MAX system for mounting displays that are 65 inches and larger, up to 300 pounds. The rigid, no-shake structure includes features for simplified, in-wall installation and service access. This new mount joins the Wallmate 16 and Wallmate 32, creating a complete line of mounting systems that enable confident […]

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LG Wraps Up LG Tech Tour

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LG Business Solutions USA just wrapped up its 2019 coast-to-coast “LG TechTour” with a technology pop-up experience on New York’s Fifth Avenue that drew hundreds of attendees to experience the full array of LG business and partner solutions. At the day-long event, guests experienced the industry’s broadest assortment of digital signage displays along with a […]

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Five Things to Look For in Your Next KVM Switch

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM tvONE By Mark Trevena Global Communications and Training Manager, tvONE KVM switches can vastly improve your efficiency, keep your PCs safe and secure, and de-clutter workstation desks — all great benefits unless you choose a KVM that doesn’t support the features that today’s users demand. When you are choosing […]

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Web Version of Stem Audio RoomDesign Released

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Earlier this year, start-up Stem Audio launched a UCC-based audio ecosystem for conference rooms and meeting rooms that uses an app-based design tool, called RoomDesign, to specify and calibrate the placement of their combo- mic and speaker sets (for table-top, ceiling or on-wall configurations) — to cover an entire room. In fact, we shot a […]

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Stop Sending Your People Out to Fix Stuff When They Can Use Teleportivity Instead (And Did We Mention You Can Try It for FREE?)

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM TELEPORTIVITY When people think of remote support, they don’t often think good things. Actually, most people really hate automated support systems. No one likes being pushed through a robot before getting to a real person on the other end of the line. To date, remote tech support, whether AV […]

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