PROLIGHTS Releases Astra Hybrid420 Moving Head

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PROLIGHTS has released the Astra Hybrid420, an all-in-one hybrid moving head that excels as a bright beam fixture, a flat field spotlight or a wide wash projection. The Astra Hybrid420 comes with a 420W long-life discharge lamp, enabling a bright light output, aided by the Italian-designed optical system that boasts a zoom range from 2.4º to 40º. The internal […]

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Soundproof Studios Announces Custom Recording Studio Doors and Windows

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Soundproof Studios provides custom recording studio doors and windows for professional commercial or home studios that require soundproofing. The soundproof sliding glass doors have a Sound Transmission Class (STC) value of up to 65 – the equivalent in absorbing as much sound as recording studio walls – and can dramatically block low frequencies (40dB @ 80 Hz). STC ratings […]

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LynTec Details InfoComm 2022 Plans

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LynTec announced it will showcase its power control product lineup in booth W2939 at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas. The company will display its award-winning RPC family of power control solutions, the Lighting Control Panel (LCP) Series, Narrow Profile Panelboards, and the Xtend Power Control (XPC) Series. All LynTec’s power control solutions stem from the patented RPC family of panelboards. […]

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Christie Acquires Assets From Brass Roots Technologies LLC

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Yesterday, Christie announced its acquisition of the assets from Brass Roots Technologies LLC, an Allen, Texas-based technology innovation company specializing in consulting and the engineering design of advanced optics and electronics for high-performance display and imaging systems. All current employees of Brass Roots Technologies have transferred to Christie and the operations will remain in Allen, Texas under the Christie name. “The purchase of Brass Roots […]

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Celestion Announces New 10-Inch Diameter Ferrite Magnet Professional Audio Driver

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Celestion just announced the CF1025BMB 10-inch (254mm) diameter ferrite magnet, cast aluminum chassis professional audio driver. Designed for both bass and mid-bass applications, the new CF1025BMB is spec’d as a bass unit in compact subwoofer applications. The Celestion CF1025BMB features a 2.5”/64mm multi-layer voice coil providing 300W (AES standard) power handling and 92.5 dB sensitivity with an output frequency range […]

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Snap One Releases New Line of Full-Shade Outdoor LED TVs

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Snap One announced the launch of the SunBrite Veranda 3 line of full-shade outdoor LED TVs. Offering 4K UHD resolution, 1,000-nit brightness, Wi-Fi, dual 10W speakers, quantum dot technology, a native 120Hz refresh rate, IP55 protection against the elements, a weatherproof remote and Android TV smart platform, the company says the Veranda 3 TVs are […]

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InfoComm 2022 Preview: The Digitization of Our Physical World

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Ahead of InfoComm 2022, LAVNCH [CODE] and AVIXA will present a one-hour LAVNCH & LEARN titled “The Digitization of Our Physical World“. To kick off the session, Megan A. Dutta will be joined by AVIXA’s Lauren Moore to highlight emerging trends at InfoComm 2022. Following their brief discussion, Dutta will be speak with ProAV experts—including […]

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HARMAN Luxury Audio Group Announces JBL Stage Architectural Series Loudspeakers

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HARMAN Luxury Audio Group today announced the introduction of the JBL Stage Architectural Series loudspeakers crafted to be visually discreet, with Zero Bezel magnetic grilles and easy installation that allow the speakers to be heard and not seen. Featuring high-performance design elements including 1-inch/25-millimeter aluminum acoustic lens tweeters, JBL’s patented High-Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguides, baffles […]

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Registration for CEDIA Expo 2022 Now Open

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CEDIA Expo announced that registration for CEDIA Expo 2022 is now open. The largest North American event for the channel, CEDIA Expo 2022 takes place Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2022, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. CEDIA Expo 2022 says it is anticipating a strong return to the live event with over […]

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VuWall Explains Solutions It Will Show at InfoComm 2022

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VuWall will show modular AV-over-IP video solutions that are easy to install, deploy and manage at InfoComm 2022. In booth N1569, the company will demonstrate the version 3.2 updates to itsTRx video wall management software — including the new plug-in for Genetec Security Center and improved interface reactivity and performance — as well as its […]

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AIMS Alliance To Host First Interoperability Demonstration of IPMX

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The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) will host its first live interoperability demonstration of Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) — a set of standards-based protocols designed to ensure interoperability for AV-over-IP — at InfoComm 2022, June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Booth W106. The demo will feature networking equipment and hardware […]

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IEI Integration Corporation Joins SDVoE Alliance as Adopting Member

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The SDVoE Alliance has announced that IEI Integration Corporation, a leading industrial computer provider, has joined the SDVoE Alliance as an adopting member. IEI is an industrial computer provider with a focus on artificial intelligence of things (AIoT), digital healthcare, networking and edge computing. IEI joins the SDVoE Alliance to partner with some of the most innovative […]

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Lowell Turns 75!

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Founded in 1947 by Ben and Dorothy Lowell, Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional AV products, is pleased to announce that it will reach a milestone this year as it celebrates its 75th anniversary. The company’s first product was a spun aluminum ceiling baffle which originated “sound from the ceiling.” That design was followed by […]

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ISE Tops 43,600+ Attendees!

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After a ton of anticipation, ISE finally arrived at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía (10-13 May). With a total of 43,691 unique attendees from 151 countries, making 90,372 visits to the show floor. This was the first full ISE show since February 2020, when ISE said farewell to its previous home in Amsterdam and initial signs […]

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Magewell Intros Pro Convert AES67 Multiformat IP Audio Encoder, Decoder, Capture Device

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Magewell just launched its Pro Convert AES67 multiformat IP audio encoder, decoder and capture device. Supporting AES67, NDI and SRT, the device can convert between different IP media technologies while also offering a bridge between analog audio, software and IP networks. Magewell will showcase Pro Convert AES67 in booth N1833 at InfoComm 2022, taking place […]

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InfoComm Survival Guide- [Un]Compressed Video

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Well it’s trade show season and the press releases are starting to pour in.  Before you head onto the InfoComm ’22 floor, it’s a good idea to polish your armor to best avoid being hit with a poison arrow of misinformation. If you missed my first post on “deceptive specs” you should check it out […]

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PPDS Intros Wave, a Cloud Platform for Control and Management of Its Displays

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PPDS (i.e., Philips) has announced the launch of Wave, a cloud platform for control and management of its displays. Philips said in its press release that Wave helps reduce installation and service times for multiple displays. Built to scale for fleets, both locally and globally, it can securely provision and monitor hundreds of thousands of […]

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NSCA to Hold First Ignite Fundraiser Since 2019 at InfoComm 2022

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The NSCA Education Foundation has announced its first Ignite Fundraiser of 2022 — and the first in-person fundraising event since 2019 — on Wednesday, June 8, at the Brooklyn Bowl Landing Pad in Las Vegas, held in conjunction with InfoComm. Now in its sixth year, Ignite’s goal is to generate interest in communications technology. It […]

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AVIXA Women’s Council Launches Rosie Riveters Initiative

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The AVIXA Women’s Council has partnered with Rosie Riveters, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization built on the premise that innovation is cultivated where experimentation is encouraged, and that failure is not in conflict with success, but a necessary and crucial part of it. Watch the video below to learn more about the AVIXA Women’s Council Rosie […]

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Group One Limited Appoints Dan Housel to Pro Audio Sales

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Group One Limited has appointed Dan Housel to the post of Pro Audio Sales to support four of the company’s manufacturers: DiGiCo, KLANG, MC2 and XTA. The news comes from Matt Larson, Group One vice president of professional audio, to whom Housel directly reports. Working primarily from the distributor’s west coast office in Chatsworth, Calif., […]

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Logitech Is Now Nearly a $5.5 Billion US Company

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Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full Fiscal Year 2022, ended March 31, 2022. The highlights include: Sales were Logitech’s highest ever at $5.48 billion, up 4% in U.S. dollars and 4% in constant currency compared to the prior year. This growth is on top of last year’s […]

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Crestron Announces Additions to DM NVX AV-Over-IP Platform

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Crestron today announces additions to the DM NVX AV-over-IP platform. The newest DM NVX features include: Faster refresh rates (up to 240 Hz at 1080p) for fast-motion video, and real-time control of peripherals, such as a mouse, joystick, or game controller. Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoding optimizes network bandwidth consumption across a multitude of spaces. Custom hot-key shortcuts from your keyboard […]

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Crestron Unveils George Feldstein Technology Center

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Crestron unveiled the George Feldstein Technology Center last week with speeches from President and CEO Dan Feldstein (George Feldstein’s son) and COO Dan Brady. The building, located at 22 Link Drive, has been renamed to honor George Feldstein, who founded Crestron over 50 years ago and paved the way for Crestron’s growth. The company said […]

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INOGENI Hires Jeff Meyer as New Chief Revenue Officer

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INOGENI today announced the appointment of experienced AV executive Jeff Meyer as Chief Revenue Officer. The appointment comes during a period of growth for INOGENI, known for its suite of products and its co-development of products with partners such as Cisco and Huddly. Jeff has decades of experience in the AV industry as well as international business development […]

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RGB Spectrum Ships Zio Media Server for Simultaneous Recording, Storage and Distribution of Real-Time Video

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Last year, RGB Spectrum expanded its line of multi-channel recording and streaming systems with the Zio Media Server; this week the company announced it’s now shipping. The Zio Media Server is a fully integrated system for simultaneously recording, storing and distributing streams of HD, real-time imagery using the H.264 compression standard. The Zio Media Server provides […]

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Barco Joins AIMS Alliance, Will Support IPMX AV-Over-IP Standard

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Barco announced today that it has become a member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). This is a giant boost for the proposed AV-over-IP standard. With AIMS’ new Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) set of open standards and specifications gaining traction, the Barco membership means you will likely see IPMX (the AIMS proposed […]

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PPDS Intros Philips 6000 Series of 8K dvLED Displays

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PPDS (i.e., Philips Digital Signage), just announced the Philips 6000 Series: a range of 8K, dvLED displays in either 16:9 or 32:9. Unveiled at ISE 2022 in Barcelona (stand 3Q600), the new Philips 6000 Series LED is bezel-free so, technically, it can be designed in any shape, size or resolution and is aimed at meeting […]

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Sony Intros SLA-1A Power Line Array Speaker for Large-Format Installs

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Sony today announced the launch of its new powered line-array speaker the SLS-1A, which is purpose-built to create a new sound field when paired with large format displays in ProAV installs. One key feature of the modular bar-style speaker is its wide “sweet” spot, which creates a clearer sound field in larger spaces. The SLS-1A is equipped […]

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Audio-Technica Launches 3000 Series Wireless In-Ear Monitor System

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Audio-Technica just announced the launch of its new 3000 Series Wireless In-Ear Monitor System, designed for use by musicians, system integrators, HOW technical personnel and owners of live-performance venues. The company says that the durable in-ear monitor system is easy to use and delivers high-quality sound with dependable RF across more than three times the […]

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Sony Receives Crestron and Cisco Certification for BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays

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Sony has enhanced its interoperability and integrations with third party alliance partners, by receiving certification from Crestron and Cisco for its BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays. Crestron has developed a global certification program, Crestron Connected, that is turn-key at the engineering level, allowing certified manufacturing partners to natively connect, communicate, and monitor from one central location. With previous certification for […]

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Key Digital Features New Transmitter and Receiver Pairs

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The KD-X444LP HDMI CAT5e/6 extender set from Key Digital is a 4K 18G transmitter/receiver pair featuring Power over CAT (PoC) with bi-directional IR and RS232 control extension. The single CAT5e/6 UTP/STP extension, with fully automatic, cable-length-dependent equalization and amplification, has a range of more than 70 meters (230 feet). The KD-X444LP supports video resolutions up […]

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Samsung Showcases Future of Micro LED Technology at ISE 2022

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Samsung Electronics is showing what it calls the future of Micro LED technology at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2022 in Barcelona, with three new models of The Wall. At ISE this year, Samsung introduced three new versions of The Wall (Model name: IWB) – a modular Micro LED display that will now be available in 0.63 […]

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