Sharp NEC Display Solutions Releases NC1202L Laser Projector

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced the availability of the NC1202L laser light source projector, an addition to its digital cinema projection series. Designed specifically for smaller screens at 7,000 lumens, the NC1202L is the ideal projection technology for standard-sized movie theatres or projection booths that require high-quality cinema projection. The built-in laser light source provides […]

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Sony Electronics Enhances Collaboration Through ‘Collaborative Alliances’ Program

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Sony Electronics has created a new “Collaborative Alliances” program that will allow the company to offer integrated solutions through alignment with industry leaders among a variety of categories and applications. Sony will prioritize its focus on integrating and optimizing hardware and software solutions that meet the needs of channel partners, resellers, integrators and consultants serving […]

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Extron Releases IPL EXP I/O Series of Control System Expansion Interfaces

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Extron announced the availability of select models of its IPL EXP I/O Series of control system expansion interfaces. These are a convenient way to put extra control ports and functionality where you need them in your system. These expansion interfaces pair exclusively with the IPCP Pro xi Series of control processors, which are securely configured […]

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Vivitek Announces D6000Z Series of Large Venue Laser Projectors

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Vivitek announced the new D6000Z Series of WUXGA large-venue laser projectors made up of the DU6198Z and the DU6298Z, both single-chip DLP that uses a laser light source. Built to deliver a brightness of 8,500 and 10,000 ANSI Lumens respectively, they include Vivitek’s new color technology, multiple modes of operation and High Dynamic Range (HDR10) […]

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MAXHUB Releases M27 and G31 Series Custom LED Displays

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MAXHUB announced the new M27 and G31 Series custom LED displays. Key features of the M27 Series (which includes the M2712, M2715, M2719 and M2725 displays) are a lightweight design with a panel weight of 10.5 pounds and a depth of 1.2 inches. With a panel resolution of 480 x 270, these panels utilize a […]

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SecuringAV: The Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Cyberattack — Part One

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Why did the pipeline get shut down if the hackers only attacked the business end?  For each column in this series, rAVe writer Paul Konikowski takes a deeper dive into a recent security event or data breach, shedding light on supply chain vulnerabilities, infrastructure and cyber-physical security. By now, most people heard about the Colonial […]

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Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series Enhances Video Feeds in Atlanta Health System

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For more than a century, Piedmont Healthcare has been a recognized leader in delivering expert care. Located in Atlanta, Piedmont Healthcare is a non-profit community health system composed of 11 hospitals with over 2,500 medical staff personnel and more than 22,000 employees. Founded in 1919, Piedmont Healthcare has garnered national acclaim with America’s 250 Best Hospitals […]

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Extron Now Shipping New ENERGY-STAR-Qualified Audio Power Amplifier

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Extron is shipping its XPA U 3502, a high-performance ENERGY-STAR-qualified audio power amplifier delivering two 350-watt channels into 8 ohms or 4 ohms in a 1U, half-rack device. It is convection cooled, UL 2043 rated for plenum installation, and includes hardware for rack-mount configurations. The XPA U 3502 offers the ability to install high power […]

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Studio Technologies Announces Two New Party-Line Intercom Kits

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Studio Technologies has announced two new party-line (PL) intercom kits that utilize Dante Audio-over-IP networking. These new kits allow customers to purchase a bundle of Studio Technologies intercom products at a reduced price point. The Party-Line Intercom Kit 1 (DPL-KIT-01) includes a Model 5421 Dante Intercom Audio Engine and four Model 372A Intercom Beltpacks. Party-Line […]

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A, E, I, V, R and Ohms (And P and W)

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V Alphabet Soup and Math. Not your favorites, I know. I didn’t get all this at once, but I’ll share some things that helped me immensely. First, let’s sort out these letters. Circuits have properties, and we use values to quantify those properties. There are different symbols used depending on […]

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Federal Circuit Dismisses Shure’s Appeal of District Court Order, Holds Shure in Contempt

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ClearOne today comments on an opinion issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”) regarding an appeal filed before that court by Shure Incorporated. Through the appeal, Shure sought to overturn an order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that held Shure in contempt […]

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Samsung and SoFi Stadium Reveal Name for NFL Videoboard, ‘The Infinity Screen’

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Samsung Electronics America and SoFi Stadium formally revealed the new name of the center-hung videoboard at SoFi Stadium — The Infinity Screen by Samsung. According to Samsung, the Infinity Screen not only features the most LEDs ever used in a sports or entertainment venue, but also has the first and only 4K, end-to-end video production […]

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Extron Adds USB-A Socket-to-Plug Optical Cable in USBA Pro Plenum Series

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Extron announced the availability of USB-A socket-to-plug optical cables that extend USB 3.2 signals and power over distances up to 65 feet. The cables support a SuperSpeed USB data rate of 5 Gbps and deliver 5 volts and up to 900 mA of power to the USB peripheral device. The ultra-thin 0.24” (6 millimeters) diameter […]

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Sennheiser Joins GPA Organization

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Sennheiser has joined GPA, a global organization of audio, video and unified communications business units. GPA shares the best practices that guarantee excellent customer experience everywhere across the globe. As a global partner, Sennheiser will work closely with other GPA business units. “With their longstanding commitment and reputation for audio technologies excellence, and an ever-expanding […]

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AudioControl Releases Certified Drivers for Crestron Home Integration

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AudioControl announced the availability of a certified driver that brings Crestron Home integration to their Director D Series and M Series amplifiers. It will also be available for the Concert and Maestro Series home theater AVRs and preamp/processors. The new AudioControl driver for Crestron Home enables integrators to provide clients control of their entertainment system. […]

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Kramer Launches VW-4 Video Wall Driver

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Kramer launched the VW-4, a hardware-based video wall driver for video walls within a closed system. The VW-4 delivers perfectly aligned content onto video wall displays of any size, with plug-and-play wired connectivity that requires no adjustments. Using the VW-4’s one HDMI video input, you can drive up to four HDMI display outputs and support […]

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InfoComm 2021 to Host D=SIGN Programs in October

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InfoComm 2021 will host D=SIGN, the digital signage conference, as two half-day programs on Oct. 26-27, 2021, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Produced in partnership with the Digital Signage Federation (DSF), the conference will explore the solutions, innovations and big ideas around digital signage. The trade show will feature a Digital Signage […]

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CEDIA to Kick Off 2021 Expo With Education Conference

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CEDIA Expo kicks off the CEDIA Education Conference on Aug. 31, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The residential technology event plans to bring over 10,000 people together with over 300 exhibitors at one of the first 2021 in-person events supporting the technology sector. CEDIA will expand on its education initiatives at the […]

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B-Tech AV Mounts Intros New LCD Video Wall Mount

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B-Tech AV Mounts just announced the introduction of the BT8312; a slim, soft open LCD video wall mount that provides installers with the flexibility and accessibility at project sites that every LCD video wall needs The BT8312 includes a patent-pending soft open feature; B-Tech says the BT8312 ensures controlled and unassisted forward extension of the […]

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Clear-Com Announces Scalable IP Arcadia Central Station Platform

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Clear-Com announced the Arcadia Central Station, a scalable IP platform that integrates all wired and wireless “partyline” systems, including the FreeSpeak family of digital wireless solutions and HelixNet Digital Partyline. The system can license up to 96 IP ports in a single RU device, with further licensing add-ons anticipated in the future, making Arcadia the […]

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Comprehensive Connectivity Launches New Wall Plate Extender Kit

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Comprehensive Connectivity just launched the CHE-HDBTWP125MC Pro AV/IT HDBaseT 4K Single Gang HDMI + USB-C, USB 2.0 and Audio Wall Plate Extender Kit. Comprehensive’s CHE-HDBTWP125MC is a 2×1 Wall Plate Extender with HDMI and USB-C inputs. The USB-C input provides an AV interface for connecting with newer Apple notebooks and Windows PCs, as well as […]

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Network Device Interface (NDI) Now Supported in Zoom Rooms

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NDI is now supported in Zoom Rooms. The move follows the adoption of NDI by Zoom for MacOS, Microsoft Teams in 2020 and Skype in 2018. Zoom Rooms brings HD video collaboration into any space — in the office, in the classroom or at home — and enables in-person and remote participants to interact in real-time. […]

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Barco Records $460 Million Q1 and Q2 Combined — Tracking Only $40 Million Behind 2019

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Orders for the first half of 2021 for Barco were significantly above the same period of 2020 driven, according to Barco, by strong demand growth for healthcare and entertainment and continued to demonstrate quarter-to-quarter improvements. However, the conversion of orders to sales was hindered by prolonged pandemic-induced restrictions (Entertainment and Enterprise) and, to a lesser extent, […]

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Panasonic Releases Three New Additions to DECT Digital Wireless Microphone System

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Panasonic System Solutions announced three new additions to its DECT Digital Wireless Microphone system. The three new products include a 4four-channel wireless receiver, an expansion receiver and a personal lavalier microphone. Panasonic’s new WX-SR204 four-channel wireless microphone receiver efficiently connects four wireless microphones with the same footprint as the current WX-SR202 two-channel receiver. Both receivers feature […]

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Zoom Video To Acquire Five9 for Customer Engagement Expansion

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Zoom Video announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Five9, a provider of a cloud contact center. The all-stock transaction is valued at approximately $14.7 billion. The acquisition is expected to help enhance Zoom’s presence with enterprise customers and allow it to accelerate its long-term growth opportunity by adding the $24 billion contact […]

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1 Beyond Adds Two New Cameras to Lineup

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1 Beyond announced two new cameras to its lineup: the Hawk and the Falcon. 1 Beyond says that both cameras fill a void for small-to-medium-size classrooms and conference rooms that need a lower-cost automated camera tracking solution. The Falcon is a presenter tracking camera that pans, tilts and zooms to follow a presenter. 1 Beyond […]

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Part 1: A Simple Expectation of InfoComm 2021

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We’re fewer than 100 days from InfoComm 2021 week — the first InfoComm since 2019 and the first time two InfoComm shows will be in the same town two times in a row in over 20 years. I don’t think we need to review how and why we came to where we are with this […]

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BrightSign Players Now Featured in WallSign Corporate TV Solution for Mair Tecnimont

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BrightSign LLC announced that BrightSign players are powering content in a Corporate TV system developed with WallSign for Maire Tecnimont, a global engineering and construction contractor. Maire Tecnimont’s office and construction sites located in Europe, America, Middle East and Asia are fitted out with screens powered by HD224 BrightSign media players in a project overseen […]

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ClearOne Introduces All-In-One Collaboration Versa Mediabar

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ClearOne announced the market introduction of its new Versa Mediabar, the company’s all-in-one collaboration bar soundbar with an integrated 4K camera designed for UCC rooms and applications. The ClearOne Versa Mediabar is designed for huddle rooms and smaller spaces and connects via one USB cable. Featuring a built-in 4K Ultra HD camera with a 110-degree […]

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Viking Electronics Releases New PP-250 Stand-Alone Amplifier

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The new PP-250 amplifier from Viking Electronics can be used as a stand-alone paging amplifier or to add 250 watts of power to existing paging systems. The rack-mountable PP-250 is a paging amplifier that is compatible with both 25-volt and 70-volt paging speakers and uses high-efficiency amplifier technology that reduces heat dissipation allowing for smaller […]

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Extron Debuts Digital Canvas Presentation Switcher in MGP 641

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  Extron announced the MGP 641, a multiwindow processor for scaling and presenting up to four 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) source signals on a single screen. Extron’s Vector 4K scaling engine ensures downscaled and upscaled content is presented with unequaled image quality. In addition to four HDMI inputs that support data rates up to 18 Gbps, the […]

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