It’s 2020, And People Are Still Choosing Projectors Over Flat-Panel Displays

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM CASIO By: Wayne Borg Marketing Manager, Casio A familiar question in the AV industry: How do projectors compare to flat-panel displays? Before you answer that, first establish what kind of projector you’re referencing. Therefore, the better question is, How do lamp-free projectors compare to flat-panel displays? Because once you […]

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The 20th Annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2020 Edition

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Welcome to my 20th Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I know, I was shocked too. Twenty years of this. But I love writing this annual predictions article. If you’re a regular reader, you already know this, but for those who don’t, my Kayye’s Krystal Ball piece is an annual article where I not only tell you what […]

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Kramer Releases Omnivore KM-2B Microphone Aimed at UCC

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Kramer’s Omnivore KM-2B is a microphone designed for UCC applications. The patent-pending Omnivore KM-2B is a dual boundary microphone that eliminates comb filtering and has three selectable polar patterns, allowing versatility for any installation: Omnidirectional — For use in small/medium meeting spaces Sub-cardioid — Under the display in a huddle space Cardioid — On the […]

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MSE Audio Announces New 70-Volt-Based SuperT Subwoofer

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MSE Audio has announced the 70-volt-based RS1201i-SuperT subwoofer from SoundTube. SoundTube’s RS1201i SuperT, available in black and white, is designed for use in an open ceiling or can be surface-mounted into the ceiling to produce low frequencies to the surrounding listening area. The RS1201i SuperT uses a 70/100v technology that the company claims is devoid […]

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Martin Audio Adds New In-Ceiling and Pendant Speakers to ADORN Series

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Martin Audio has added five new products targeting the commercial installation market with in-ceiling and pendant loudspeakers joining the ADORN series. The ADORN commercial series of on-wall loudspeakers was first introduced in 2019. This has now been expanded by three in-ceiling loudspeakers and the company’s first-ever pendant speaker, available in white or black as standard. […]

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Nureva Adds New Agile Canvas Templates to Span Workspace

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Nureva announced that it has added new agile canvas templates to Span Workspace, including a heat map developed by Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum Inc. and Scrum Scale. These canvases will save scrum masters and agile coaches prep time when working on common, recurring agile activities, such as user story […]

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Studio Technologies Intros StudioComm Dante Multichannel Monitoring System

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Studio Technologies just introduced the StudioComm Dante Audio-over-IP-enabled multichannel monitoring system, the Model 792 Central Controller and the Model 793 Control Console. The new system combines a rack-mounted main electronics unit with a desktop-user control surface. The so-called “fully-pro” signal path uses programmable logic to support both digital and analog audio. An extensive set of […]

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Visix Releases Version 1.30 of AxisTV Signage Suite

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Visix has released version 1.30 of its AxisTV Signage Suite enterprise digital signage platform. In addition, they have released version 3.11 of their Connect Room Sign software, adding JSON and XML calendar types and improving device management. The new AxisTV Signage Suite release adds a new Adjust Message and Adjust Layout workflows that allow users […]

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The Golden Rules of Sound System Implementation and Design

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Disclaimer: This is one of those topics that seems to require periodic reminders and refreshers. Why this is the case is one of the great mysteries of the AV life, but we seem to lose sight of the core principals reasonably regularly, and thus — the following is your scheduled reminder that the foundational rules […]

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Access Networks Intros Access-Branded Stackable Switches, Replacing Ruckus ICX Switch Series

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Access Networks has released its own line of Access Networks-branded stackable switches available individually and as part of its custom Core Systems (replacing the Ruckus ICX Switch series). The ANX 7150 line of switches caters to integrators who need reliable and scalable networking solutions for residential and commercial applications. The new ANX 7150 line has […]

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Vivitek Expands Novo Ecosystem

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Vivitek has announced the expansion of its Novo Ecosystem, which offers wireless collaboration and digital signage functionalities. The NC-X700 and the NC-X900 are new additions to Vivitek’s range of NovoConnect devices. Both add-on devices are ideally suited to those who already have a screen or a projector, but wish to enhance or extend their existing […]

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Listen Technologies Partners with Disney for Custom Experiences

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Listen Technologies is collaborating with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products to develop technology that provides a more inclusive experience for guests. Listen Technologies will develop assistive technologies and tour solutions utilizing the Disney MagicALL suite of Disney SyncLink Technologies. MagicALL is an accessibility platform featuring a suite of proprietary technologies, intellectual property and patents that […]

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SpinetiX Announces Partnership with Littlebit Technology

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SpinetiX has announced a partnership with Littlebit Technology to offer SpinetiX ARYA cloud service and DSOS operating system on axxiv computing devices. As a result, axxiv computing devices running SpinetiX ARYA and DSOS will be offered to Littlebit Technology customers in Europe. The Littlebit Technology collaboration opens SpinetiX technology and expertise to even more business […]

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TASCAM Updates USB Audio Interface Driver

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TASCAM announced an update to its USB Audio Interface Driver, Version 4.0 for Windows. Available now as a free download, the 4.0 driver update reflects TASCAM’s firm commitment to improving driver stability and performance based on user input and technology/OS updates while delivering an ultra-low latency solution for a streamlined workflow during recording and mixing. […]

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Premier Mounts Expands LED Mount Options for Barco XT

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Premier Mounts announced the expansion of its LED mounts product line with the new Convergent XT modular LED mount for Barco XT. Premier Mounts adds Barco to a long list of major LED manufacturers who have solutions that can be paired with Convergent. In the Fall of 2018, PM added to the Convergent product line […]

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NSCA Announces Winners of 2020 Excellence in Business Awards

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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 […]

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LG Releases Bracket Accessories for OLED Commercial Displays

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Kramer VIA Campus2 PLUS Offers Document Collaboration in Meetings

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Yorktel Buys Video Corporation of America’s Assets

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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 […]

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BenQ Launches EW800ST Education Projector

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Effectively Reaching New Customers

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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 […]

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

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  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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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StarLeaf Launches Three New UCC Offerings at ISE 2020

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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 […]

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