L-Acoustics Launches Kara II Modular Line Source, Adds Panflex

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L-Acoustics launched a new Kara II modular line source, adding Panflex and giving Kara four-in-one directivity: one box covers any audience geometry. Kara II morphs to fit any design, offering coverage and SPL distribution with a focus in four different directivity patterns: 70° or 110° symmetrical and 90° asymmetrical, steering to either the left or […]

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L-Acoustics Reveals New Flyable Touring Rack

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L-Acoustics announced the new LA-RAK II AVB flyable touring rack Friday, offering twelve channels of amplification in a 9U frame. Contained within are three Milan-certified LA12X amplified controllers, two LS10 AVB switches and power and signal distribution panels that are internally prewired to offer plug-and-play, reliable and redundant networked audio. The presence of two LS10 […]

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Extron Releases FOX3 Series of Fiber Optic Extenders, Matrix Switchers

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Extron has announced the FOX3 Series family of fiber optic extenders and matrix switchers for end-to-end distribution of 4K video, audio, control, USB and 3D sync. This enterprise fiber platform supports HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps. It is HDCP 2.2 compliant for the secure transmission of uncompressed 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) video over two […]

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Want to Use Zoom to Broadcast a Meeting via an Entire Digital Signage Network? Enplug Can Do That

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Enplug has added the ability to broadcast Zoom video conferences via Enplug’s digital signage platform. Enplug’s new Zoom App is freely available to Enplug users via the company’s App Market. Enplug’s new Zoom App streamlines the process of broadcasting live events and presentations to multiple screens. From within Enplug’s Zoom App, users create a new […]

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Pexip Adds Auto-Framing via AI to UCC Meetings

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Pexip announced the release of “Adaptive Composition” to add real-time face detection, auto-framing and optimized use of screen real estate during UCC calls. The features seem pretty straightforward, but a lot of artificial intelligence went into making this happen: Participant auto-framing: Often, users do not realize how their video camera is framed in a meeting, […]

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RME to Launch New 12Mic, AVB Tool and M-1610 Pro at ISE 2020

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RME will launch the new 12Mic, AVB Tool and M-1610 Pro at ISE 2020 next month. The three new audio networking products provide professionals with mic preamps, flexible conversion and recording solutions for AVB and MADI applications that ensure pristine audio. RME’s first microphone preamplifier designed for audio networks, the 12Mic 12-channel digitally controlled mic […]

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Electro-Voice Releases PXM-12MP Stage Monitor for Live Performances, Rental Companies

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The PXM-12MP marks Electro-Voice’s debut in the powered stage monitor market. Designed for live performances and rental companies, PXM-12MP is a rugged loudspeaker that’s acoustically optimized with a two-way stage wedge that features coaxially aligned 12-inch low-frequency and 1.75-inch high-frequency transducers. With a small footprint and a weight of 13.5 kilograms (29.8 pounds), it’s a […]

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Vanco Now Shipping BAV4250 and BAV2500 Beale Street Audio Amps

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Vanco (which acquired Beale Street Audio in 2017) is now shipping the Beale Street Audio BAV4250 is a four-input, four-channel amplifier with an output of 250 watts per channel and compatibility with 4-ohm, 8-ohm, 70-volt and 100-volt speaker systems. Featuring DSP processing and a matrix mode that allows any source to be routed to any […]

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Sennheiser to Launch “Link Density Mode” for Its Digital 6000 Wireless Microphone Series

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In the face of an ever-shrinking UHF spectrum available for the program-making and special events (PMSE) sector, Sennheiser is launching a “link density mode” for its Digital 6000 wireless microphone series. “Virtually everywhere the world over, production companies, theaters and touring artists and their engineers have lost more UHF spectrum than can be compensated for,” […]

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Camplex Ships TAC-N-GO Tactical Signal Extender

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Camplex is shipping seven new versions of its popular TAC-N-GO tactical signal extender systems. Camplex TAC-N-GO systems convert and extend 4K HD/3G/6G/12G-SDI, HDMI, 100BaseT Ethernet or audio signals over tactical fiber optic cable, depending on the model. Each system is comprised of a field-deployable fiber optic converter system that is connected to a cable reel […]

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Nureva Received Fourth Patent for Microphone Mist Technology

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Nureva just announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 10,499,151 for embedding additional information in a sound mask noise signal. This is the company’s fourth patent for its Microphone Mist technology platform, which powers its HDL300 audio conferencing systems and the HDL200 system that was announced earlier this week. The […]

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Extron DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of HDMI Matrix Switchers

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Extron just launched 16×8 and 16×16 models to the DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of HDMI matrix switchers. They support data rates up to 18 Gbps and video resolutions up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 color sampling, HDR, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, HD lossless audio formats and CEC. Extron technologies such as EDID Minder […]

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Christie Intros Crimson Series of 3DLP Laser Projectors

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The new Christie Crimson Series of 3DLP laser projectors are specified to deliver 31,500 ISO lumens for the same price as the Crimson 25 models with the same 60Hz processing and Christie BoldColor Technology in a compact, rugged package for rental, staging and fixed installation customers. These projectors offer the same Christie TruLife electronics and […]

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AtlasIED to Demo GLOBALCOM Portfolio of Products at ISE

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AtlasIED will be at ISE 2020 in stand #7-N190 to demo its new GLOBALCOM portfolio of products. Specifically, AltasIED is bringing to the EMEA market the GLOBALCOM 5400 Series products and features, designed for use in transportation facilities. To ensure that the solutions can be implemented in the European market, the GLOBALCOM 5400 Series was […]

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Epson Aims New Projectors at Education Markets

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Epson expanded its classroom projector lineup this month with seven new PowerLite projectors built specifically for the K-12 education environment to increase student engagement and collaboration. The PowerLite E20, X49 and W49 are budget-friendly classroom projectors; the PowerLite 118, 119W, 982W, and 992F are networkable classroom projectors and the new PowerLite 992F includes Miracast enterprise-level […]

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Barco Improves UniSee Line, Releases UniSee 500

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Barco just expanded and improved the UniSee line of LCD video wall displays. You may recall that UniSee claims the world’s smallest optical seam, and almost eliminating the “black raster” that traditionally borders the content shown on LCD video walls. Now that the platform has been completely redesigned, Barco says the new UniSee has improved […]

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Viking Electronics’ PB-3-IP Offers VoIP Emergency Phone Panic Button

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Discreetly place emergency calls at the touch of a button with the PB-3-IP Panic Button from Viking Electronics. Designed for VoIP SIP systems, this PoE panic button can be programmed using Viking’s IP Programming software and receives automatic firmware updates. The PB-3-IP includes an onboard relay for activating security cameras, emergency lighting or any other […]

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AtlasIED Releases New ALA Line of Loudspeakers Aimed at Houses of Worship, Conference Rooms

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AtlasIED’s new ALA line of column line array loudspeakers are specifically designed for houses of worship, transportation hubs, retail spaces, conference rooms, museums and convention centers. The lightweight speakers, available in a variety of sizes and configurations, can be wall-mounted or attached to an optional pole mount bracket for portability. The back of the speaker […]

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MSE Audio Ships SoundTube STNet Pendant Speakers

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MSE Audio just announced that its STNet IP-enabled pendant speakers are now shipping. The IPD-RS62-EZ and IPD-RS82-EZ use SoundTube’s BroadBeam Ring dispersion technology for messaging and music over a wide area, even off-axis from the speakers. The IPD-HP82-EZ uses a BroadBeam HP compression driver with waveguide for use in rooms with extra high ceilings. Applications […]

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A Worthy New Year’s Resolution

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At the turn of every year, I often think of blogging about the big stories or products of the past year, or the promising products of the coming year. I have never written about my resolution for the new year, as they are often personal and not business- or AV-related. However, this year is different. […]

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Nureva Intros Console, a Cloud-Based Product Management Platform, Adds Mac Support

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On the heels releasing a new mic-array/speaker-bar combo, the HDL200, Nureva has also introduced Console. Console is a cloud-based platform for organizations to manage their Nureva audio conferencing systems across multiple locations, from a single dashboard. Nureva Console combines a web client that installs on Windows and Mac meeting room computers and a cloud-based dashboard […]

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The Importance of Language and Communication in Technical Industries (Particularly AV)

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For this article, I wanted to step away from AV and all that fun stuff and talk about a far bigger issue, which is communications. One thing that became very clear to me very quickly when I moved from being a long term “AV guy” to being an end user is that we have some […]

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AmpliVox Upgrades Digital Audio Partner Plus Wireless Portable PA System

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AmpliVox just upgraded its Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus wireless portable PA system, adding a 96-channel wireless receiver; it formerly had 16 channels. The SW925-96 includes a full range of features include: A 96-channel digital wireless receiver that operates in the UHF 514-544 megahertz frequency range. A 250-watt amplifier, delivering clear sound to up to […]

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Aveo Systems Now Shipping Mira Connect 10

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Aveo Systems has started shipping the Mira Connect 10, a touch-based control system aimed at UCC rooms. Mira Connect 10 offers the same extensive functionality as Aveo Systems’ original Mira Connect, adding new options for table-top, on-wall or in-wall installations. In collaboration rooms, the PoE-based Mira Connect 10 allows for one-touch calling from calendar invitations […]

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Joé Lloyd Hired as New Senior Director of Communications at AVIXA

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AVIXA just announced Joé Lloyd as the association’s senior director of communications. Lloyd will lead AVIXA’s public relations and internal communications; she will also support brand positioning, market intelligence and content development. Lloyd joins AVIXA from NanoLumens where she was the vice president of global marketing and business development since 2015. In that role, she […]

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Hey, Do You Own an AV Integration Firm? If So, Read This!

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NSCA has just released a new white paper: “Mergers & Acquisitions — Don’t Grow Your Business into the Ground.” Over the past few years, the systems integration industry has seen an active climate of mergers and acquisitions. Approximately 30 NSCA integrator members have been acquired in the last year alone. Although a successful acquisition or […]

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Mackie Intros CR Series Multimedia Monitors

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Mackie is expanding its CR Series Multimedia Monitors, adding new models and a subwoofer to the line of compact nearfields. New to the CR Series is the CR3-X 3-inch, CR4-X 4-inch, and CR5-X 5-inch, as well as the Bluetooth-enabled CR3-XBT 3-inch, CR4-XBT 4-inch, CR5-XBT 5-inch, and CR8-XBT 8-inch models and finally, the CR8S-XBT Bluetooth-enabled Subwoofer. […]

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Alcons to Debut LR24 Pro-Ribbon Line-Array System at ISE

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The new Alcons LR24 pro-ribbon line-array system will be making its global debut at ISE. The LR24 is a three-way, bi-amped “mid-size” format line-array system with Alcons’ patented pro-ribbon technology for mid and high frequencies and the system features an unusually high dynamic range with a fast impulse response with up-to-90% less distortion. The all-natural […]

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Exploring Your Organizational DNA: Combining Inside and Outside Studies for Effective Results That Pay Real Dividends

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Understanding the complex relationships between the inside perceptions of your organization and its culture and the equally vital external perceptions of those same elements is the key to empowering long-term strategic growth and expansion. If you do not have a good reference for both aspects of this crucial data, it’s impossible to develop a plan […]

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Nureva Enters Small and Medium-Sized UCC Space with New HDL200 

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Nureva is announcing the HDL200 audio conferencing system, the newest addition to the company’s line of audio solutions. Using a all-new industrial design, the HDL200 covers any meeting room up to 18′ x 18′ (5.5 x 5.5 meters), in a 10-pound speakerbar-like form-factor that’s designed to fit above or below a monitor (or even on […]

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Wireless USB and My Take on the HRT Huddle Hub

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A couple months ago, I saw a post from Liberty AV on social media. It showed a picture of a device that seemed to wirelessly share a laptop to a larger display. There are a lot of devices that allow someone to share their screen wirelessly to a display — Barco ClickShare, Crestron Air Media, […]

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