Extron Debuts Its First Ultra-Wide Touch Panel

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Extron debuted its first ultra-wide touch panel, the TLP Pro 1230WTG with a 12″ 1920×720 resolution. The TLP Pro 1230WTG provides ample screen space to simultaneously display full AV system controls, video preview and annotation controls. The TLP Pro 1230WTG features an HDMI video preview input that supports high resolution HDCP-compliant video from an HDMI […]

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Biamp Intros New Series of Paging Solutions

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Biamp introduced the NPX Network Paging Stations, a series of convenience paging stations. Part of the company’s broad portfolio of scalable and modular audiovisual components, NPX paging stations can be used with Biamp Tesira processors and Cambridge sound management systems to add convenience paging to a wide variety of business audio applications. The NPX Network […]

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Biamp Announces New Range of Open-Architecture Meeting Room Processors

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Biamp announced the new TesiraFORTÉ X Series, a range of open-architecture meeting room processors designed to accommodate conferencing applications in which customization is required. The TesiraFORTÉ X Series combines the advanced signal processing of the original TesiraFORTÉ system with streamlined network connectivity and a uniquely small industrial design, simplifying meeting room deployments by providing all […]

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Biamp Just Mic Dropped Every Other Sound-Masking Manufacturer With Cambridge Qt X Series

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Biamp announced the Cambridge Qt X Series, the industry’s first sound-masking solution to offer complete direct and indirect field sound masking in one system. Then Qt X Series helps protect speech privacy, reduce noise distractions and increase acoustic comfort in every type of facility — regardless of the architectural design or ceiling type. The new […]

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LG Just Gifted the ProAV Market a New Product That Every Hotel, Hospital or Transportation Client Will Buy

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The new CLOi Autonomous UV-C Robot from LG Business Solutions provides a new differentiated way that AV integrators can approach “getting back to work” for their clients. The robot is designed to efficiently disinfect various commercial environments using UV-C light. The new LG CLOi Autonomous UV-C Robot is expected to enable a new standard of […]

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Collaboration — Is It What You Think It Is?

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Collaboration. It’s not what you think it is … Whenever I hear someone in the AV industry mention collaboration, I am reminded of the words of the legendary Inigo Montoya in my favorite movie. “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” I was looking at job […]

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DVDO Now Shipping Line of ProAV Connectivity Tools

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DVDO announced that its commercial-grade ProAV connectivity tools are now shipping including DVDO Keyboard / Video / Mouse (KVM) and HDMI switches, splitters, matrix multiplexers and extenders. The DVDO KVM and HDMI switches, splitters, and matrix multiplexers that enable single operators to control multiple PCs, distribute a single content source to multiple AV outputs, or […]

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Atlona Adds 10-Inch Touch Panel Velocity System Family

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Atlona has added a 10-inch touch panel to its Velocity System family of IP-enabled AV control system products. Now shipping, the AT-VTP-1000VL can also be used as a room scheduling panel for lobbies, hallways and meeting spaces that need a quick and easy way to visualize room availability. It features surround bezel lighting ensuring that […]

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Avocor Announces Its Own Aquarius WorkSpace Intelligence Software

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Avocor announced its own Aquarius WorkSpace Intelligence software. This subscription-based service (SaaS) works with Avocor’s new AVW-6555 Windows collaboration display that’s Microsoft Teams certified, and the all-in-one AVW-5555 interactive display; both with integrated Azure IoT sensors. Avocor Aquarius provides real-time business intelligence of meeting spaces usage and environmental data, such as presence detection, attendee impact […]

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Did You Miss Th!nk AV? Read Our Coverage on Part I, the Influencer Panel, Here

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  The first major AV, UCC and digital signage event of the year was a virtual one. But a virtual format didn’t prevent us from digging in and getting some answers on the uncertainty that lies ahead. Th!nk AV, a three-part thought-leadership event, came to us from Sony, a company who […]

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Viking Releases New Paging Amplifier

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The new Viking PA-250-IP is a paging amplifier is designed to add louder ringing, voice paging and background music to VoIP SIP hosted phone service or a premise-based PBX. The PA-250-IP is a 250-watt rack mounted paging amplifier for 25-volt and 70-volt paging speakers and horns. Initiate voice paging with the PA-250-IP as a Unicast […]

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Zooming Right Along

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Skype, FaceTime and now Zoom. Each of the past several iterations of videoconferencing have a few things in common. First, they became part of the consumer lexicon, becoming verbs, in fact. Second, they became popular because of their use by, and availability to the general consumer. Only Zoom, however, grew at what can be described […]

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KRK Releases New Generation of Powered Subwoofers

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KRK announces the latest addition to its range of studio gear with a new generation of powered subwoofers. Coming spring 2021, the new series of KRK Studio Subwoofers will be available in 8-, 10- and 12-inch variations: S8.4, S10.4 and S12.4. Building on KRK’s legacy of sonic accuracy and performance, the new KRK subwoofers deliver […]

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PreSonus Releases Retro-Inspired Analog Effects Collection

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PreSonus released five retro-inspired effects with the Analog Effects Collection. The collection includes Analog Delay, Analog Chorus, Red Light Distortion, Rotor and Tricomp. Each effect plug-in in the collection used State-Space Modeled drive stages with sonic textures to their user interfaces. Formerly only available in Studio One Professional and Artist, these plug-ins are now available […]

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Meyer Sound Now Shipping LEOPARD-M80 Narrow Coverage Line Array

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Meyer Sound is shipping its LEOPARD-M80 narrow coverage linear line array, a new variant of the LEOPARD loudspeaker designed for focused coverage and long-throw applications. LEOPARD-M80 is identical to the existing LEOPARD design except that it provides a controlled 80° horizontal pattern instead of the 110° coverage of the original model. Because the vertical coverage […]

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E4v in the Rearview Mirror — The Future of Events and Meetings

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V The Almo Pro A/V Fall E4v was my first E4 as an Almo employee. I had the privilege of co-presenting with Donald Guzauckas of HB Live on “The Future of Events.” We touched on everything from corporate meetings to larger live events. We all know things are and will […]

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Logitech Gives Us a Glimpse of How Well At-Home UCC Products Are Doing During COVID: +85%

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Logitech International announced financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2021. Q3 sales were $1.67 billion, up 85 percent in U.S. dollars and 80 percent in constant currency, compared to Q3 of the prior year. Q3 GAAP operating income grew 248 percent to $448 million, compared to $129 million in the same quarter […]

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ClearOne Expands Installation Flexibility for Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile

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ClearOne expanded the installation flexibility for its Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile with a new, optional VESA Mount Bracket. The VESA Mount Bracket is designed to allow pole mount or projector mount options for the BMA CT and the Versa BMA CTH solutions. The VESA mounting options facilitate installation on non-drop, “hard” and angled ceilings […]

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LynTec Releases LCP Lighting Control Panel Series

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LynTec is kicking off the first phase of its new lighting control product lineup with the LCP Lighting Control Panel Series. Designed exclusively for lighting and video wall installations, the LCP Series is built on the same Square D G3 Powerlink controllable circuit breaker platform as the patented RPC Power Control Series, but with the […]

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Vanco International Intros New Line of Matrix Switches, 4K Receivers

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Vanco International today introduces a new family of matrix switches and 4K receivers under its Evolution line of pro audio and video distribution products. The new line uses HDBaseT technology. All four new models feature 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) and HDR and provides a variety of distribution products that work together to support various functions and price […]

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New Black Box KVM Switch Line Products Under Evaluation for US Government Approved Protection Profile

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Black Box announced that new products in the Black Box Secure KVM Switch line have officially been listed as under evaluation for the latest U.S. Government Approved Protection Profile — Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Device Version 4.0. Designed to address the more stringent requirements of the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Protection Profile 4.0, […]

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I Got the Pfizer Vaccine in September; Here’s What You Should Know

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Some of my closest #AVtweeps know that back last summer, I volunteered to be one of the 43,448 people within the global trial to get injected with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (aka: BNT162b2 0.3 ml). Yes, I received the actual vaccine rather than the placebo (21,720 people in the study received BNT162b2 and 21,728 received […]

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Arista Releases New E-Vocal Duo Audio-Over-IP Interfaces

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Arista Corporation, in conjunction with DMX Pro Sales, announced the availability of Arista’s E-Vocal Duo Audio-over-IP interfaces. The models (available on Amazon) include the ARS-0002-A00 Dante-to-analog audio interface and the ARS-0002-A01 interface, which facilitates lip-sync delay to enable sound and picture to be synchronized. Arista’s E-Vocal Duo ARS-0002-A00 converts a Dante stream into two channels […]

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Visionary Announces Two New PacketAV DUET Wallplate Encoders

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Visionary announced two new PacketAV DUET Wallplate Encoders, one featuring Bluetooth (DuetE-WP-BT) and the other featuring simplified HDMI only connectivity (DuetE-WP-H). The DuetE-WP-BT, the first of its kind, combines powerful 4K UHD video and Dante/AES67 audio embedding and de-embedding over a single gigabit ethernet (PoE) port, with built-in Bluetooth wireless audio connectivity. With Bluetooth 5.0 […]

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Electro-Voice Launches EVOLVE 50M Column Loudspeaker System

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Electro-Voice is expanding its EVOLVE series with the launch of the EVOLVE 50M column loudspeaker system. The EVOLVE 50M features Electro-Voice’s new QuickSmart Link digital audio and control technology, an onboard mixer, DSP and effects — all combined within the EVOLVE 50 format. The EVOLVE 50M is designed specifically for AV rental companies or other […]

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Pexip Partners With Logitech for Secure Videoconferencing in Meeting Rooms

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Pexip announced a partnership with Logitech to deliver a secure videoconferencing experience for meeting rooms. Pexip will natively integrate with Logitech’s new generation portfolio of videoconferencing solutions adding One-Touch Join. Thus, users can join Pexip Meetings from a Pexip Room, the Pexip app on a mobile device or laptop, or through any web browser that […]

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What Is Smart? 

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Defining the word that has had so many meanings over the past one hundred years. By: Kate Couch Audio Visual Bend “Okay, Einstien.” “That was smart!” “Your baby is so smart.” These are all common sayings we’ve heard that center around the idea of smart or intelligence. But what is smart? As we progressed further […]

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LG Business Solutions Releases New High-Brightness LED Signage Displays

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a new line of high-brightness outdoor LED Signage displays designed for arenas, stadiums, retail stores, restaurants, hospitals, schools, transit centers, hotels and more. Featuring standard pixel pitches ranging from 3.9 millimeters to 16 millimeters, the six models in the GSCA Versatile Series, GSCC Essential Series and GSCD Ultra Light Series […]

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Logitech Intros All-in-One Speaker Bar, Mic and Camera Configurations for UCC

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Logitech just launched its next generation portfolio of appliance and PC-based solutions for UCC including the new Logitech Rally Bar, purpose-built for mid-sized rooms and the Logitech Rally Bar Mini for small rooms. Rounding out large meeting rooms, the new Logitech RoomMate is a computing appliance that allows customers to run videoconferencing services on Logitech […]

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Tascam Announces TM-70 Dynamic Microphone

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Tascam announced the TM-70 Dynamic Microphone designed as a hybrid of super-cardioid and dynamic elements. According to the company, TM-70 is resistant to ambient noise and is ideally voiced to handle the nuances of the human voice — making this microphone a choice for live broadcasting, podcasting, film dialog and audio streaming. The Tascam TM-70 […]

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BlueJeans By Verizon Upgrades BlueJeans Interface With Engagement Features

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One of the last big announcements from BlueJeans was the acquisition by Verizon last year. Today, the company released some new features that make the UCC platform more user-friendly and unique when compared to industry leaders MS Teams and Zoom. The new features are: Participant Reactions: Meeting participants can now express their feelings without interrupting […]

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