The Challenges of Selling Services

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I always anxiously await the arrival of my copy of the Harvard Business Review. While I realize that may sound a bit nerdy, I think it is an amazing resource for anyone who thinks about leadership, management and business operations. In the March/April edition, there is a story called “How to Shift from Selling Products […]

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ViewSonic Releases Series of Monitors to Support Working From Anywhere

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ViewSonic intro’d a series of monitors to support the work-from-anywhere including the VG2440V and VG2740V displays with built-in webcams; VG3456 for ultra-wide screens with USB-C docking; and VA1655 for portability. The ViewSonic 24” VG2440V and 27” VG2740V are 1080p monitors that both include a built-in USB webcam, a built-in speaker and microphone. With their vertical […]

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Listen Technologies Named on Women Tech Council 2021 Shatter List

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Listen Technologies announced it has been named on the Women Tech Council (WTC) 2021 Shatter List, a list that honors companies with active programs and policies that help break the glass ceiling for women in technology. This is the fourth consecutive year Listen Technologies has been named to the list. Each of the companies on […]

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Blustream Intros Line of HDBaseT AV Distribution Products

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Blustream announced a new line of HDBaseT AV distribution products for residential and commercial integrators including 8×8 and 6×6 HDBaseT matrixes; an HDBaseT receiver; an HDBaseT extender with audio return channel (ARC) control; and a four-way HDMI switch with HDBaseT. Using color space conversion (CSC) technology, the 6×6 HMXL66ARC and 8×8 HMXL88ARC HDBaseT matrixes support […]

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Aveo Systems’ Mira Connect Adds Support for 13 New Products

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Aveo Systems’ latest release to its Mira Connect smart AV control system has added support for 13 new products/product families. New capabilities extend Mira Connect’s control to ClearOne’s Converge Pro 2 family of DSP audio products; AV-over-IP systems from Just Add Power, Blustream, and AVPro Edge; Samsung Pro TVs, and more. Support for network-based AV-over-IP […]

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Atlona and Fusion Research Partner for Music Control Integration

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Atlona has partnered with Fusion Research to allow for compatibility of Fusion Research music servers on Atlona Velocity AV control systems. Fusion Research specializes in music streaming solutions for residential AV systems, supporting most streaming services and personal collections for multiroom audio within its music servers. The company also offers commercial solutions that are compatible […]

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Userful Appoints Reza Razavi as CTO

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Userful Corporation announced the appointment of Reza Razavi as the company’s new chief technology officer (CTO). Prior to his promotion, Razavi was one of the key architects of Userful’s Visual Networking Platform solution, and he was the leading force behind Userful’s streaming technology. As CTO, Razavi will lead the development of the next-gen architecture for […]

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Rotel Upgrades 3 Amplifiers in 14 and 15 Series

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Rotel just announced acoustic and performance upgrades to three of its integrated amplifier models in the 14 and 15 Series product lines; the A14MKII, RA-1572MKII and RA-1592MKII. The A14 is the flagship integrated amplifier model in Rotel’s 14 Series and the new upgrades include a Texas Instruments Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) supporting 32-bit, 384kHz […]

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BenQ Partners With Meeting Room 365

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BenQ partnered with Meeting Room 365; the scheduling and productivity software suite is now natively integrated into BenQ’s corporate large-format displays, including its CP Series DuoBoard interactive displays and CS Series smart presentation displays. The partnership is an attempt to get enterprise and small- and medium-sized business-level UCC applications and tools into the BenQ platform. […]

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AG Neovo Releases PD-Series 4K-Resolution Commercial Displays

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AG Neovo announced the release of the PD-Series 4K-resolution commercial displays that the company says promise astonishing color, startling brightness and flexible functionality in the current market. “The advanced PD-Series stands out as a fine specimen in the 4K UHD league.” Said Jessica Shih, project manager head at AG Neovo. “Featuring in 700 nits high […]

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Tripleplay Releases Low-Latency Encoder for Streaming Live Events

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Tripleplay released a new low-latency 3R-LH2 encoder for streaming live events. Tripleplay’s new Encoder ensures the time delay between video input and IPTV stream output is as low as possible, delivering sub-frame latency at 1080p60. When used in combination with the optimized Tripleplay PLAY3R-SP1 player, a glass-to-glass latency as low as 100 ms can be […]

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ZeeVee Delivers on Gary Kayye’s Digital Canvasing Concept With new AV-over-IP Management Platform

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ZeeVee is upgrading its ZyPer Management Platform with new multiview, preset and grid features (aka: integrating rAVe’s own Gary Kayye’s “Digital Canvas” concept into its AV-over-IP platform). Version 2.2, designed for the company’s ZyPer4K (SDVoE, uncompressed 4K, 10 Gbps) and ZyPerUHD (JPEG2000, compressed, 1 Gbps) AV-over-IP encoders and decoders, enables source content to be simply […]

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Extron LinkLicense and TLCA 1 Now Shipping

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Extron announced the immediate availability of Extron LinkLicense for TLP Control Processor and the TLCA 1 TouchLink Control Port Expansion Adapter. Extron says these Pro xi Series control options transform your wall mount, tabletop and Cable Cubby TouchLink Pro touch panels into powerful, all-in-one control systems. The control options were made to add flexibility and […]

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Williams AV Announces Convey Video for Language Translation, Open Captioning and More

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Williams AV announced Convey Video — literally, real-time language translation, open captioning, and archiving system for the ProAV industry. Powered by Google’s artificial intelligence platform, Convey Video eliminates the barriers of language with real-time translation and has the ability to transcribe up to 27 languages and 70+ dialects with up to 94% accuracy. In addition […]

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Bluescape Now Integrates With Amazon Chime SDK

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Bluescape, Gary Kayye’s 2021 pick for best collaboration software platform, announced its integration with Amazon Chime SDK to enable scheduled and ad hoc video meetings. This integration allows Bluescape customers to host and join video calls in Bluescape and schedule their meetings directly through Microsoft Outlook. Video meetings in Bluescape have been redesigned and re-architected […]

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SnapAV Intros ‘Partner Pledge’ Program

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SnapAV introduced its “Partner Pledge,” an enterprise-wide initiative with a goal to amplify the company’s ongoing efforts and investments across the business, including product quality, partner support, purchasing experience, and more. SnapAV says that over the last three years, it and Control4 have invested millions of dollars in new product quality initiatives, including upgrades to […]

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Lectrosonics Intros DBSM Single Battery and DBSMD Dual-Battery Body-Pack Transmitters

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Lectrosonics introduced the two newest members of the digital wireless microphone system family, the DBSM single battery and DBSMD dual-battery body-pack transmitters. The new units are compatible with the DSQD digital receiver, DCHR digital portable receiver and DCR822 compact dual-channel digital receiver and feature a tuning range covering both the A1 and B1 bands from […]

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Audinate Now Shipping Dante AVIO USB-C Adapter

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Audinate is already shipping the Dante AVIO USB-C adapter that allows the latest mobile devices and computers to connect to any Dante audio network for play-out or recording. Compact and rugged, the Dante AVIO family of adapters allow users to use non-Dante analog, USB, AES3/EBU or Bluetooth audio equipment with a Dante audio network. The […]

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Vanco International Intros Five New PulseAudio Products

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Vanco International just announced five new products in the PulseAudio line that addresses both residential and commercial spaces. The lineup includes: PulseAudio PAV1100 100-Watt Single-Channel Commercial Amplifier: Like the PAV140, the PAV1100 is a 100 Watt Class-D power amplifier that is marketed as a “plug and play solution” for any 70-volt/100-volt speaker application. It can […]

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MAXHUB Intros UC S10 USB-Based Conference Bar With Camera

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MAXHUB just introduced the UC S10 USB-based conference bar with camera. The UC S10 offers 1-click wireless screen-sharing for up to four devices simultaneously. The system works with the optionally available dongle and app, and even allows screen-sharing to a TV remotely. Further, the UC S10 provides parallel Wi-Fi networking and screen-sharing with its dual […]

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PPDS Launches New Line of Hotel TVs

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PPDS (aka: Philips Display) is reentering the hospitality market in North America, with the launch of a new line of Philips MediaSuite pro Android TVs — its flagship line of hotel TVs. Arriving in North America after a 2020 launch in Europe, the new Philips MediaSuite family (HFL6114U series) is available in 43”, 50”, 55”, […]

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It’s 1 p.m. (Every Other) Tuesday. Do You Know Where Justin and Matt Are?

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  Hello, besties! I’m back with another (sort of late — please don’t kill me, Justin) recap of the March SDVoE LIVE! episodes. So, yes, the episodes I will be talking about today are from March, but the content is evergreen. Today we’re going to be learning about installs in houses […]

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5 Things We Learned About Digital Signage During the Pandemic

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The past year demonstrated how the immense flexibility of digital signage helped many organizations quickly adapt to operate safely during the pandemic. And while we’re not yet out of the woods, this is a good time to reflect on some takeaways from the COVID-19 crisis. 1. The flexibility of digital signage has been a lifesaver […]

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Biamp Awarded Patent for Magic Cable

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Biamp says it has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its “Magic Cable,” used in the company’s Desono family of business audio loudspeakers. Magic Cable comprises two stainless steel suspension cables, two 18 AWG signal conductors within a separate cable jacket, and integrated ripcords that allow the installer to […]

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TASCAM Debuts TM-250U USB Condenser Microphone

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TASCAM just debuted the TM-250U USB Condenser Microphone that’s designed for direct connection to a computer for audio podcasting, dialog and vocal recording, music recording, conferencing and other forms of online audio. The TASCAM TM-250U connects via USB and has a super-cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response of 20Hz~20kHz and is compatible with Windows, […]

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ARX Debuts Ultra deBalancer

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ARX just debuted the Ultra deBalancer, a two-channel audio de-balancer and switchable +4dB or -10dB Level Optimizer, specifically designed to handle the critical task of converting Pro Audio balanced outputs to unbalanced signals. With so many different consumer products in today’s “BYOD” environment, you need to be prepared with the right equipment on hand to […]

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Userful Corporation Appoints Shane Vega as Director of Product Marketing and Business Development

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Userful Corporation announced the appointment of Shane Vega as director of product marketing and business development. In this role, Vega will be responsible for scaling the product team and managing Userful’s product suite. “We are happy to have Shane join the Userful team”, said John Marshall, CEO of Userful. “His expertise in control rooms and […]

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MSolutions Releases New, Updated GUI for MS-TestPro

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MSolutions has a new GUI for the MS-TestPro that the company says has a more intuitive and responsive experience for AV installers and tech managers, along with more accessible features that simplify and accelerate the testing and certification process. MSolutions says installers will find less clutter and more legible menus with simpler navigation while working […]

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LAVNCH & LEARN: ViewSonic — Collaborative Education and Workplace Solutions

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On March 31, THE rAVe Agency Founder and Director Gary Kayye was joined by ViewSonic’s Ryan Strayer, Dan Sharpe and Chris Graefe for another installment of our LAVNCH & LEARN sessions. The session — titled “Collaborative Education and Workplace Solutions” — aimed to discuss ViewSonic’s exciting new products designed to foster collaboration in workplace and […]

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Pexip to Study AI, Deep Learning Via NVIDIA GPU-Accelerated AI Software

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Pexip announced it will explore the usage of NVIDIA GPU-accelerated AI software to understand how advanced technologies such as conversational AI and deep learning can create a more immersive and engaging video meeting experience for everyone, regardless of device. The GPU-accelerated NVIDIA Maxine SDK enables capabilities such as super resolution, artifact reduction, face tracking, body […]

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Here’s the World’s First Non-Socially Distanced Concert, Thanks to L-Acoustics

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“Haere Mai Wellington, welcome to the biggest show on earth!” exclaimed Six60’s lead singer Matiu Walters to an exhilarated 32,000-strong audience at Wellington’s Sky Stadium. In fact, crowds at open-air venues welcomed the homegrown band on each of their six shows for their Six60 Saturday’s tour in early 2021. Throughout the tour, fans enjoyed the band’s electrifying […]

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