Extron Releases New LinkLicenses for Select TouchLink Products

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Extron just introduced an Extron LinkLicense for TouchLink Control and the TLCA 1 TouchLink Control Adapter. These Pro Series control options will transform your wall mount, tabletop and Cable Cubby TouchLink Pro touch panels into an all-in-one control system. They will add flexibility to Extron’s latest TouchLink Pro touch panels, including the TLP Pro 525 […]

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Neonode Gets Another $13.9 Million in Private Capital Investment

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Neonode Inc. announced Wednesday that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional and accredited investors, including insiders of the company, for the private placement of $13.9 million of Neonode’s common stock and convertible preferred stock (the “Private Placement”). Neonode provides advanced optical sensing solutions for touch, gesture control and remote sensing. You’ll eventually see […]

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Glass-Media Launches New Offering Dubbed “Digital Activation as a Service”

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Glass-Media launched a new Digital Activation as a Service (DAaaS) Wednesday, an offering designed to help create engaging storefront displays using digital signage. Glass-Media’s digital displays are said to be designed to bring more shoppers into the stores when consumer traffic is down. The displays serve to drive incremental foot traffic, build brand awareness and […]

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AV Buddy Application Now Re-Built for iPhone

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AV Buddy, an AV application for iOS and Android that features pin-outs, calculators, tools and AV education, has just been re-built for iPhone. It now includes a new design, adds augmented reality, elevations, jobs, an AV glossary, frequency generator, interactive 3D connectors, a cable guide, and ADM/BDM calculators. New tools aiming to help AV sales, […]

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Visix Adds Updates to Its AxisTV Signage Suite Software

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Visix has released version 1.35 of its AxisTV Signage Suite digital signage content management software. The release expands the speed and functionality of AxisTV Signage Suite with new and improved widgets, new content creation tools and back-end enhancements. These include: New drag-n-drop Google Sheets widget Expanded options for Voice Recognizer widget Office 365 Modern Authentication […]

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Vivitek Announces Free One-Year NovoDS Cloud Subscription With Select Solutions

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Vivitek has announced that some of its NovoConnect and all of its NovoDisplay solutions are now available with a free, one-year NovoDS Cloud subscription. This initiative is valid until Dec. 31, 2020. In addition to being used to display content wirelessly from users’ devices, the selected NovoConnect and NovoDisplay devices transform into digital signage functionality. […]

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5 Things You’ll Learn on SYNNEX VISUALSolv Education Day

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SYNNEX VISUALSolv Education Day is just two days away. What is this day, you ask? Oh, maybe you forgot! Or maybe you haven’t heard! Happy to fill you in. Distributor SYNNEX launched a full series of events called SYNNEX LAVNCH Days this season — one set for SYNNEX VISUALSolv, another for SYNNEX COLLABSolv. With themes […]

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Logitech Takes Aim at Barco ClickShare Conference With New Logitech Swytch

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Logitech introduced Logitech Swytch Tuesday, an enhancement to Logitech room solutions, including Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms, enabling you to join meetings for other videoconferencing systems from your laptop. Using a single USB connection, you can switch control of the camera, audio devices and display in meeting rooms to your computer. Sound familiar? This […]

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This Audio Solutions Company Is Expanding Its Offering in the UCC Market With a New Speakerphone Solution

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The newly established audio brand, EPOS, unveiled the first meeting room solutions in its own-branded product portfolio, with a speakerphone series designed for medium to large-sized meeting rooms: The EXPAND 80 Series. The EXPAND 80 Series is a scalable Bluetooth speakerphone for up to 16 in-room participants. Using six adaptive, beamforming microphones and a DSP […]

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Webinar | Gary Kayye’s Best New Products and Tech of 2020 (so far)

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Although we didn’t have a physical InfoComm this year, we had a virtual one; InfoComm Connected. And, 50+ AV manufacturers have also held their own “virtual shows” focused on launching new products since April. So, the AV industry is filled with new tech, new gear and AV solutions designed for a post-COVID world. For example, […]

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Renkus-Heinz Announces Newest Iconyx Compact Digital Amplifier

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Renkus-Heinz announced the latest product in its new Iconyx Compact Series: the Iconyx Compact 24/3-RN for “medium-sized” installations. Aimed at offering more opportunities for integrators in the house of worship, corporate, transportation, education and government markets, the Iconyx Compact Series has a narrow profile that the company says blends into nearly any environment, while maintaining […]

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Jon Sidwick and Jane Hammersley, of Maverick AV and TechData Fame, Join USA-Based Collabtech

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Collabtech has appointed Jon Sidwick as president — as part of a growth and innovation strategy designed to help people work better together. As the largest independent solutions business in the AV market, Collabtech says its mission is to provide “best-in-class, physical and virtual enablement services” in over 110 countries. Working through the channel to […]

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LDA Audio Tech Releases New Series of Speakers for Public Address and Voice Evacuation Installs

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LDA Audio Tech has launched a new series of speakers marketed as “the most profitable option for public address and voice evacuation installations” worldwide. Aiming to make money for integrators, the range of certified speakers includes five models: acoustic projectors, ceiling speakers, and wall-mount and surface-mount speakers for small, medium, or large installations. All of […]

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Marshall Electronics Partners With BR Remote to Create Micro P/T Head

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Marshall Electronics has partnered with pan/tilt head designer, BR Remote, to design and build a micro P/T head — the CV-PT-HEAD — for Marshall miniature cameras. The new P/T head is compatible with all Marshall 500 series cameras, including the CV503, CV503-WP, CV506, CV506-H12, CV565 and CV566. According to Marshall, the CV-PT-HEAD body is fewer […]

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ISE 2021 Looking Optimistic After WHO Risk Assessment

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A risk assessment carried out to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines has rated the overall risk of transmission and further spread of COVID-19 at ISE 2021 as “low.” The assessment considers the risk factors associated with the event and the impact of specially formulated safety measures. Fira de Barcelona, risk consultancy AON and the Hospital […]

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Hybrid Working and the Next Normal: My Thoughts on Poly’s New Study

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I received an email last week telling me about Poly’s (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) latest virtual event, introducing its study on the market. The report, dubbed “Hybrid Working: Creating the ‘Next Normal’ in Work Practices, Spaces and Culture,” was made to “highlight the shift in focus from place of work to purpose of work as […]

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AVer Just Introduced the Best Classroom and Remote Learning Camera Ever!

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AVer Information today launched the TR310 AI Auto Tracking Distance Learning Camera. Designed specifically for the evolving K-12 distance learning classroom, the TR310 integrates Artificial Intelligence to automatically detect the teacher’s movement within the classroom (allowing them to focus on delivering their curriculum instead of worrying about staying within the camera’s view). The Artificial Intelligence […]

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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Mini Pro ISO Production Switcher

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Blackmagic Design announced the ATEM Mini Pro ISO Thursday. It’s a new live production switcher with a five-channel stream recording engine that allows all video inputs to be recorded — allowing a live production to be edited after the event. This also allows users to get a clean feed of all inputs and use edit […]

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Extron Announces Interactive Wayfinding Interface for Real-Time Meeting Space Availability

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Extron announced the availability of 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 locate and book meeting spaces easily and make ad hoc meeting reservations. Configure […]

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Microsoft Follows Zoom and Launches Personal Teams Devices for Homes and Offices

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Microsoft has announced new Microsoft Teams displays, a category of all-in-one dedicated Teams devices (basically a personal Teams touch screen) integrated with voice control via Microsoft Cortana. Microsoft is marketing these as personal workspace devices that integrate with Teams collaboration and communication for your home and small office environments — think of them as personal […]

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Marantz Adds Slimline 8K Ultra HD AV Receiver

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Marantz announced its latest slimline 8K Ultra HD AV receiver, the NR1711, on Thursday. Identical power is provided on all channels (50 watts per channel: 8-ohm, 20 hertz – 20 kilohertz, THD: 0.08%, two-channel drive) with low-impedance driver capability. The NR1711 enables users to transform and upgrade their home cinema experience to support multidimensional object-oriented […]

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LG to Debut New 0.9-mm and 1.2-mm Flagship LED Line Next Month Under LSAA Lineup

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LG Business Solutions is launching an LED Signage system in the United States in August. The LG LSAA LED Signage series, which represents the flagship of LG’s line, will be available initially in a 1.2-millimeter pixel pitch version, followed by 0.9 and 1.5-mm models later this year. LG designed this solution around a single LED […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications and Sharp Business Systems Team up to Make Remote Concierge Station

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Yamaha Unified Communications and Sharp Business Systems have partnered to provide the hospitality, enterprise, education, health care and government industries with a post-COVID Remote Concierge Station solution. This partnership results in a combination of Sharp’s 40-inch or 50-inch flat-screens and Yamaha’s CS-700 Video Sound Bar in a mobile stand to allow organizations to staff key […]

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Here Is the Latest Info on Almo’s “Distance Learning Preparedness” Webinar

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In the face of a global pandemic, Almo Professional A/V offers its partners with a distance learning plan comprised of Revenue Generating Connectivity Solutions, products and the preparation needed to be a valuable asset to educational institutions for the 2020-21 school year and beyond. Today’s educators face the start of a school year unlike any […]

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Extron Now Shipping HAE 100 4K Plus Audio De-embedder

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Extron has started shipping its HAE 100 4K Plus audio de-embedder. The HAE 100 4K Plus extracts audio from a 4K HDMI source and provides outputs for stereo and dual-mono analog audio signals and digital audio multichannel or two-channel formats. It is HDCP compliant to ensure display of content-protected media and supports data rates up […]

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Projected Rebound of Southeast Asia Economy Allows for Potential Business Growth in AV

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With Southeast Asia poised to rebound in 2021 to become one of the most promising markets worldwide, the established InfoComm Southeast Asia platform offers professional audiovisual companies an opportunity to leverage this market potential and pursue business growth. Despite a gloomy global economic outlook and a general slowdown in 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]

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Barix Adds Upgrades to RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Solution

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Barix has announced upgrades for its RetailPlayer multisite background music streaming solution that enhance its versatility, help fault tolerance and expand the network connectivity options for its hardware endpoints. New Wi-Fi support is complemented by extended scheduling and fail over capabilities along with automated or manual playback of prerecorded announcements. Offering the latest background music […]

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PSNI Global Alliance Adds Newest North American Member: IVCi

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PSNI Global Alliance just added IVCi as its latest member in North America. Established in New York state for over 25 years, IVCi brings years of experience in collaborative AV. “PSNI Global Alliance holds the highest standards in the industry and are a leading name in trusted expertise,” said Tim Hennen, chief technology officer for […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Beamforming Microphone Array Technology

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ClearOne just announced Wednesday that it has been awarded another new patent relating to beamforming microphone array technology by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. ClearOne’s new patent, US Patent No. 10,728,653 (the “’653 Patent”), is entitled “Ceiling Tile Microphone.” It describes a ceiling tile microphone that includes beamforming, acoustic echo cancellation and adaptive acoustic […]

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Panasonic Expands Studio Camera Lineup with New 4K Solution

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Panasonic announced an expansion to its studio camera lineup with the AK-UC3300, designed to provide production teams with a 4K solution for inside studios and live events. (The AK-UC3300 camera was designed specifically for live production, broadcast, houses of worship, rental and staging and esports environments.) Like Panasonic’s flagship AK-UC4000 studio camera, the AK-UC3300 supports […]

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