Extron Only ProAV Manufacturer to Pass Accreditations for New UL Standard

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Extron is among a select group of professional audio/video companies to have passed the UL DAP – Data Acceptance Program accreditations for the new UL 62368-1 standard. The new standard covers a broad range of products. It applies to all Information Technology Equipment and Audio Video products rated fewer than 600 volts, as well as […]

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Cablecast to Debut Online and OTT Publishing at InfoComm 2019

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Cablecast Community Media is heading to InfoComm 2019 with an efficient new solution that lets video producers easily build a library of VOD and live-streaming content, presenting it attractively in controlled, customizable interfaces for online or OTT viewing. Cablecast will demonstrate the automated offering in the booth (number 333) of fellow Tightrope Media Systems division […]

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Black Box Enters the 10G AV-over-IP Market with MCX Using SDVoE

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Black Box today announced the release of its new MCX, a 10G AV-over-IP system. Using what they say is a unique “enterprise level with use of the 10G SDVoE” platform, the MCX includes nine products — four decoders and five encoders that either handle copper, fiber or both. Some of the models add Dante Audio […]

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ZyPer4K HDMI Encoder Will Add Loop-Out at InfoComm 2019

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ZeeVee is introducing the ZyPer4K encoder with switchable dual HDMI inputs and an HDMI loop-out at InfoComm 2019. The new model enables users to switch between input sources, with an additional HDMI loop-out port that provides monitoring of the first HDMI input source to a local monitor or the streaming of this content to mobile […]

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New Dante Intercom Beltpacks Debut from Studio Technologies

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Studio Technologies introduces two new Dante-enabled intercom beltpacks, the Model 372A and Model 373A. Both units, which combine a single talk channel with two channels of listen, are capable of supporting professional and consumer-grade, single- and dual-channel headsets with audio quality that far exceeds typical party-line intercom equipment. The Model 372A is intended to connect […]

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Amorphous Nano-Pixel Displays That Are Thinner Than Human Hair Are Coming — Seriously!

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Plasmonic metasurfaces are being developed for use in future flat panel displays. These are basically scalable electrochromic nanopixels using plasmonics and their color gamut and high spatial resolution blows away even the best OLEDs we have today — by a factor of between 400 and 1000. Right now, according to a research paper published in […]

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Miniature USB Mic Debuts from MXL Microphones

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MXL Microphones announced the MXL AC-44 USB Conferencing Microphone today as a product that will officially debut at InfoComm (booth 3725). With a compact footprint measuring only 2.5×3″ (and 1″ tall), the AC-44 is an ideal solution for any limited space application. It can easily be affixed to medical carts for telemedicine, placed in robotics […]

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My Friend (and Projection Shootout Partner) Steve Somers Named AVIXA 2019 Distinguished Achievement Winner

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Extron and AVIXA jointly announced that Steve Somers, recently retired vice president of engineering from Extron, the winner of the 2019 Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award. Each year the trade association representing the commercial AV industry worldwide recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. The Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award […]

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Vidyo Acquired by Enghouse Systems Limited

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Enghouse Systems Limited announced today it has acquired Vidyo for around $40 million. Vidyo’s annual revenue is approximately $60 million. Headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey, Vidyo is a provider of video software solutions that support visual communications across diverse end-points, networks of varying bandwidth and geographically dispersed locations. The company’s infrastructure software platform leverages patented […]

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Unite Tour Guide System from beyerdynamic to Make InfoComm 2019 Debut

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beyerdynamic will officially debut Unite, a tour guide, interpretation, assisted listening and digital presentation wireless system, will make its U.S. debut in booth 5768 at InfoComm 2019. From tour guides, through voice transmission for speeches, to interpreter applications — Unite is marketed as a complete wireless solution. The silent public address provides support for people […]

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Almo’s Rob Ziv Named 2019 AVIXA CTS Holder of the Year

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Almo Professional A/Vtoday announced that Rob Ziv, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, DSCE, director of business development for Almo Professional A/V, has been named 2019 CTS Holder of the Year by AVIXA. All AVIXA honorees are being recognized in a ceremony on the InfoComm 2019 Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. on […]

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Cybersecurity and the Problem with OEMs

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Last year, Crestron was the focus of some cyber activists who found vulnerabilities in Crestron touch controllers that could theoretically allow someone to use touch screens to spy on the person in the same room. This was covered in a class at a hacktivist conference called DEFCON and subsequently was written up in WIRED Magazine. […]

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Marantz Debuts Two New AV Receivers for ProAV

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Marantz today announced the NR1510 and NR1710 slimline 4K Ultra HD AV receivers. Housed within the compact chassis, they include Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:Xto create startlingly lifelike cinematic experiences.The NR1710’s Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology gives users a 3D listening experience without the need for dedicated height or […]

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PreSonus Adds 70 New Features to Studio One

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PreSonus is now shipping Studio One 4.5, a major update to its recording and production software. With 70 new features and improvements, this free update for Studio One 4 users adds several of the most requested features from the Studio One user community and adds advanced tools that streamline professional audio and MIDI production workflows. […]

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Pliant Technologies Uses InfoComm to Debut MicroCom

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Pliant Technologies will debut its newest wireless intercom system, MicroCom, at InfoComm 2019 (Booth 5447). MicroCom offers a simple, entry-level priced wireless intercom solution in 900MHz (where legal). MicroCom provides single channel, full-duplex, multi-user intercom for applications where high-quality audio, excellent range and low-cost are needed. MicroCom is a compact, economical wireless intercom that is […]

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Acoustic Magic Voice Tracker III UCC-Based Mic Array to Debut at InfoComm

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Acoustic Magic is using InfoComm to introduce the Voice Tracker III, which is based on the technology of the Voice Tracker I, but has 2 dB better signal to noise ratio and a flatter frequency response curve leading to a brighter sound quality. The $450 Voice Tracker III is designed for lecture and meeting recording […]

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Macnica to Launch SMPTE ST 2110-Based MPA1000 1G AV-Over-IP Module at InfoComm 2019

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Macnica Technology will debut its MPA1000 AV-over-IP Module at Booth 474 during InfoComm 2019. The MPA1000 is a full-stack module that brings low-latency IP video transport to OEM manufacturers and an array of professional AV products. Macnica is a creator of hardware and software APIs that implement SMPTE ST 2110, a widely followed open standard […]

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Vivitek Debuts New D3600Z Series of Small, Laser Projectors, One Includes NovoConnect

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The new D3600Z Series from Vivitek includes three new models — the DH3660Z, DU3661Z and the DH3665ZN. The DH3660Z is aimed at most common meeting rooms, while the DU3661Z adds an HDBaseT connection and the DH3665ZN is being marketed as a “smart projector” as it includes the built-in NovoConnect solution wireless presentation collaboration solution; thus, […]

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More AV-Integrateable X-Series AV Receivers Debut from Denon

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This week Denon announced two new X-Series AV receivers. The Denon AVR-X2600H (95 watts per channel) and AVR-X1600H (80 watts per channel) support the latest surround sound formats including Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, which adds virtualized height and surround effects on traditional stereo or surround content as well as Dolby Atmos content while using […]

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Need to Convert Toslink Audio to Analog or Vice-Versa? Sescom Has It

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Sescom announced the availability of two new compact audio converters with low power consumption. The SES-DAC1 converts digital coax or optical Toslink to stereo analog signals providing electromagnetic noise-free transmission. It supports S/PDIF 24-bit incoming bit stream on left and right channels and uncompressed two-channel LPCM stereo digital audio input. The SES-ADDA1 features bi-directional digital […]

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MSE Audio to Debut RS1201 Subwoofer at InfoComm

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MSE Audio has announced the RS1201 Subwoofer from SoundTube Entertainment, designed for indoor and outdoor in-ceiling installations. The RS1201 Subwoofer will be featured in booth 6069 at InfoComm 2019. SoundTube Entertainment’s RS1201 Subwoofer is a 12-inch hanging, open-ceiling speaker boasting a 4-ohm impedance and 70/100V loads and 39 to 200 Hz frequency response. Featuring patented […]

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Extron Ships IN1806 and IN1808 Series 4K/60 Presentation Switchers

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Extron just announced it’s already shipping its IN1806 and IN1808 Series, seamless presentation switchers with 18 Gbps support integrated with 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 video scaling. They feature the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine with 30-bit internal video processing for best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling. These feature-rich switchers include Extron ProDSP audio processing, seamless video transition […]

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Newline to Debut Three New Models of Interactive Touch Displays at InfoComm 2019

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Newline Interactive announced today the release of three new interactive touch displays. The new models include: IP Series: this exciting new hardware development includes advanced features such as capacitive touch with palm rejection and is better optimized for security in the modern workspace. With an optional 4K modular camera, Linux-based operating system and object recognition, […]

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4K QuadVision Scaler-Switcher and Multiviewer Debuts from Calibre

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The Calibre 4K QuadVision HDMI 4K scaler-switcher with multiviewer and matrix output modes is designed for control rooms, videoconferencing, collaboration spaces, boardrooms, education, eSports and gaming. With support for 4K@60 4:4:4 video and HDMI bandwidth of 600MHz, the 4K QuadVision is compliant with HDCP1.X/2.2. It provides four HDMI2.0 input ports and two HDMI output ports, […]

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ENCO to Demo Automated Translation with AI at InfoComm – And We Have a LIVE Demo

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AV professionals in all types of organizations — from educational institutions and corporations to government agencies and churches — are constantly striving to make their content accessible and understandable to more viewers, whether in-person or online. Extending the company’s rich history of innovation in automated media captioning to multi-language translation, ENCO‘s new AI-powered enTranslate system […]

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Barco’s New XT Series Indoor LEDs Are Wall-Mountable, 16:9, Feature Pixel Pitches from 0.9 to 1.99mm

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Barco just launched its newest LED series, dubbed the XT Series. The XT series is aimed at indoor applications including meeting rooms, lobbies and visitor centers, boardrooms, television studios, design centers and control rooms. Each cube is a native 16:9 aspect ratio, which does make it easier to make HD or UHD (4k) screens. It […]

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My Favorite Holographic Projection Company Was Just Purchased by Magic Leap

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I suspect most of you reading this will have never heard of MIMESYS — but, I certainly have. When I first saw their technology in person, I immediately thought of how Cisco would have loved to have this back when they were pitching their telepresence systems. Imagine being able to “teleport” someone into a meeting […]

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New KD-X4x1WUTx Wall Plate from Key Digital Takes Aim at UCC Rooms

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Key Digital just introduced KD-X4x1WUTx, an HDBaseT wall-plate transmitter with two HDMI, one display port and one USB-C input (and USB-A, USB-B and LAN) aimed at the UCC market. The KD-X4x1WUTX includes audio de-embedding of the selected video source at the Rx unit, power, volume and muting buttons and LAN connectivity at the Tx or […]

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Broadcast Pix Will Be All-About-IP with New Production Switcher & PTZ Camera Controller at InfoComm 2019

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Broadcast Pix will emphasize its IP-based solutions next month at InfoComm 2019 (Booth 2091) by demonstrating its newest integrated production switcher, BPswitch IX, as well as its new Version 7.5 software with expanded IP control capabilities and its new RCC IP camera control panel. BPswitch IX is designed for auditoriums, stadiums, conference rooms and other […]

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Yamaha Unified Debuts YAI-1 XL Bundle for UCC

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Yamaha Unified Communications has broadened its offering of bundled professional audio conferencing solutions specifically engineered for installation out of the box into boardrooms and large conference rooms utilizing UC applications. Now organizations can select the YAI-1 with up to eight Executive Elite wireless microphones or the new YAI-1 XL with up to 16 microphones. Both […]

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AV Stumpfl Expands U.S. Footprint

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In 2018, the family owned AV Stumpfl GmbH has established its first official subsidiary in the U.S. with direct ties to the Austrian parent company. From their headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., the AV Stumpfl Inc. team offers its U.S. customers direct support, repairs and sales consultation services. AV Stumpfl Inc. permanently stocks a large quantity […]

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