The TRC-1480 from URC Just Became the Best Handheld Remote Control Ever

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URC just debuted the TRC-1480 Handheld Remote with a push-to-talk voice control feature, a 2.4-inch touchscreen LCD including two-way metadata, hard buttons and an ergonomic design. The TRC-1480 features an integrated microphone for easy voice communication with Alexa or Siri (for Apple TV). The new TRC-1480, aimed at both HomeAV and ProAV applications, provides full […]

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URC Enters Architectural Speaker and Outdoor Speaker Markets

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URC entered the architectural speaker market this week at the 2019 CEDIA Expo show. The new line consists of four models of in-ceiling speakers and a pair of outdoor speakers, all available mid-October. URC offers four models of in-ceiling speakers with this design. The flagship model SP-8EX features an 8-inch woven fiber cone woofer, a […]

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LG Launches Native 4K Projector Line with Two Models

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LG Electronics USA introduced a new LG CineBeam 4K UHD projector (yes, native 3840×2160) for only $1,799 that’s aimed at home theaters. With a compact design, the HU70LA LG CineBeam LED Projector is DLP-based and spec’d at 1,500 ANSI lumens and a colorimetry of 92 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. The HU70LA uses a […]

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Kramer Details VP-551X 10-Port 18G 4K Controller

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Kramer Electronics’ VP-551X is a scaler/switcher for 4K@60 (4:4:4) HDMI, VGA and composite video signals. The VP-551X scales the video and provides options to use the embedded HDMI audio or breakout audio from one of ten analog audio input signals. After processing and scaling, the embedded AV signal is sent to the HDMI and the […]

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Middle Atlantic Intros Forward, Tools for Speeding Up Rack-Building

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Middle Atlantic Products launched this week Forward, a family of installation solutions that are aimed at speeding up and simplifying the building or AV gear racks. With Forward’s new rackrail, integrators can go without a drill and install the family’s blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting and other rack solutions without tools, completing the […]

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Mackie Upgrades ProFX Series

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Mackie today announced the complete redesign of its ProFXv3 Professional Effects Mixers with USB. Now with Mackie’s Onyx mic preamps, GigFX Effects Engine, 2×4 24-bit / 192kHz USB recording and a new modern design. Not only are these great for live sound in clubs, bars and venues, they are the perfect choice for home studios, […]

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Optoma’s CinemaX P1 Native 4K DLP Short Throw Laser Projector with Integrated Soundbar Ships

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Optoma is now shipping its CinemaX P1 Smart 4K UHD Laser Cinema projector, which has an MSRP of $3,299. The 4K UHD Optoma CinemaX P1 projector integrates Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control capabilities and offers an ultra short throw distance package with an NuForce soundbar and Dolby Digital 2.0 support. At 22.1” wide, […]

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Roland’s 4XCamera Maker App Debuts 

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Roland just launched the 4XCamera Maker App, an iOS-based camera app to shoot, edit and publish videos without needing expensive camera equipment or a computer. The full editing functionality of 4XCamera Maker is available through a small in-app purchase. Roland GO:MIXER and GO:MIXER Pro users can connect their GO:MIXER to the app for full editing functionality […]

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Is Barco Buying Unilumin? I Believe It’s Just a Matter of Time 

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Barco just announced a strategic collaboration with Unilumin, a listed Chinese company that’s an LED manufacturer. Barco says it’s engaged in a wide-ranging partnership with Unilumin to secure a supply of LED display components, which allows broader penetration in its core markets with differentiated Barco LED visualization hardware and software solutions. But, isn’t it logical they will […]

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Eiki Intros EK-308U and EK-309W UCC Projectors

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Eiki International just launched the EK-308U and EK-309W projectors, which are aimed at meeting rooms. Using 3LCD, both the EK-308U and EK-309W are specified at 6,000 ANSI Lumens of brightness, with the EK-308U at WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution and the EK-309W at WXGA (1280×800) resolution, both using a 4,000-hour lamp. Both the EK-308U and EK-309W feature […]

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Bose Adds Accessory Line to Pro Products

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Bose Professional is offering two new accessories for its portable products: a series of Play-Through Covers for the S1 Pro multi-position PA system and a carrying case for T4S and T8S ToneMatch mixers. These accessories were designed to serve the needs of the gigging musician and preserve the integrity of Bose portable systems night after […]

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Visix Debuts Kits and Templates to Digital Signage Services

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Visix, Inc. now offers content packs and kits for their AxisTV Signage Suite content management system. These provide Visix software users with predesigned artwork and templates for digital signage messages and screen layouts in a variety of topics, styles and colors. Visix customers can mix and match templates from two packs that include background artwork […]

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Dante Virtual Soundcard Brings Networked Audio to Virtual Machines

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Audinate has announced the availability of Dante Virtual Soundcard for installation in virtual Windows environments using Type-1 hypervisors. This update is especially important for customers such as broadcasters, educators and corporate users that want to deploy Dante networked audio throughout data centers, studios, server clusters and campuses. Dante Virtual Soundcard interfaces directly with audio software […]

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Almo ProAV Intros Zoom Room Certified Bundles

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Almo Professional A/V today announced it has joined forces with video communications leader Zoom to offer fully-kitted Zoom Room Hardware Bundles, all of which will be stocked and ready for shipping in the U.S. and Latin America, and designed to transform any area into a modern, easy-to-use power collaboration workspace. Almo has also entered a […]

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Christie Claims It Has the World’s First 4K DCI RGB Laser Projector with HDR

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Christie just launched the Christie Eclipse, a 4K RGB pure laser projector featuring Christie RealLaser illumination with HDR — aimed at the ProAV market. According to Christie, the Eclipse is capable of a degree of detail and depth of color that has never been possible with any ProAV projection system. With true HDR, Christie Eclipse […]

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Vaddio Ships HuddleSHOT UCC Camera with Mic and Speaker Array (Plus, a Hilarious Video)

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Vaddio is now shipping its new HuddleSHOT Conferencing Camera. This all-in-one conferencing camera with integrated audio and an ultra-wide field of view(125-degree) is Vaddio’s newest solution optimized for huddle spaces and is clearly aimed directly at the Crestron Flex lineup. And, Vaddio has a creative video campaign — check it out here as it’s worth […]

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VIDEO: Eliran Toren of MSolutions Talks About Why Signal Testing Is So Important for 4K

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MSolutions Eliran Toren of MSolutions talks with Sara Abrons at InfoComm 2019 about why signal testing so important for 4K. He overviews the MSolutions MS-TestPro HDBaseT Tester which is a handheld HDBaseT signal tester that empowers the installer or integrator test an HDBaseT connection with built-in monitoring, logging and […]

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Why AI Will Make Collaboration Experts of Us All

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By Kelly Bousman Sr. Vice President, Marketing, AVI-SPL Editor’s note: Seventeen unified communications (UC), video and collaboration leaders from Fortune 500 and large enterprises met at AVI-SPL’s 2018 Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meeting and a subset of six CAB members met over three months in 2019, to envision AI’s role in improving collaboration and meetings. […]

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Sonance to Buy James Loudspeaker

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Sonance, a 36-year-old audio company known for its architectural speakers, announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire James Loudspeaker. James Loudspeaker, a provider of both residential and commercial audio solutions (an marine), was established in 1999 by “a group of dedicated audio engineers, craftsmen and entrepreneurs.” “We could not be more excited […]

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Change Management

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IT Service Management and ITIL define processes for information technology professionals to follow in order to deliver the best value for their customers. The processes defined are agnostic to whether the clients are internal or external. Some in the industry think of AV and IT as separate, however we are very similar and in many […]

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Sound System Tech Conference from SynAudCon Scheduled for October 10-11, 2019 in Harrisburg, Penn.

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SynAudCon announces two-day live training seminar “Sound System Tech” instructed by Pat Brown. The event will be held at Messiah College, in Mechanicsburg, Penn. (eight miles outside of Harrisburg, Penn.). Course attendees will receive 16 Renewal Units, 10 CEDIA CEUs, a one-year SynAudCon Membership, full course materials and certificate of completion. Pat Brown will present […]

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NEC Display Positions New Collaboration Suite for UCC and Education Markets

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the launch of its CB Series Collaboration Suite, a collaboration solution that elevates productivity in classrooms and corporate meetings. With its Mosaic collaboration software, the CB Series offers flexibility via multi-platform support, interactive whiteboard and wireless presenting capabilities and what NEC says is simple out-of-the-box integration – just […]

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Diversified Just Became THE AV Giant Integrator by Buying Advanced

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Diversified has announced the acquisition of Advanced Presentation Products. As a top integrator in Canada for 24 years, Advanced specializes in audio visual communications solutions, service and support for enterprise, government and education clients across the country. “When we recently partnered with Advanced on a complex next-gen solution for a large Canadian organization, I was […]

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Wisdom Audio Uses CEDIA to Debut Sage Series Architectural In-Ceiling Speakers

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Wisdom Audio today announced the first small-aperture, in-ceiling loudspeaker as part of its loudspeaker series. Targeting high-performance audio applications where architectural design aesthetics can’t be compromised, the Sage Series ICS3 and Sub1 in-ceiling loudspeaker system blend into the environment, providing high-resolution stereo audio in a living space, media room or kitchen. Wisdom Audio will showcase […]

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ClearOne Awarded Another Patent, This One Covering Augmented Beamforming Microphone Arrays

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent relating to a band-limited beamforming microphone array by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. On August 27, 2019, the USPTO issued patent number 10,397,697 to ClearOne. This patent, entitled “Band-Limited Beamforming Microphone Array,” describes a method, among other things, of making or using a […]

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New Production Asset Management Solution from Rohde & Schwarz Simplifies Complex Project Management in Post Production

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Rohde & Schwarz has started shipping its R&S SpycerPAM software extension of the R&S SpycerNode storage platform. Rohde & Schwarz says it makes workflows more efficient, especially for post production companies. Managing access rights, proxy administration and avoiding multiple storage of assets are just a few of the challenges that complex film projects may face. […]

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New Annotation Pro Debuts from Williams AV

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Williams AV just introduced the Annotation Pro (AN-C5), its next generation of annotation systems aimed at both ProAV and broadcast applications. Annotation PRO adds 4K for system designers as well as a new NVIDA processor with 256 NVIDIA CUDA cores. This processor can deliver processing with less than two frames of latency. The embedded software […]

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Audinate Dante Domain Manager Adds Support for SMPTE 2110 and AES67

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Audinate has announced version 1.1 of Dante Domain Manager. This update to Dante Domain Manager enables support for SMPTE 2110 and AES67 within Dante domains, allowing integration of SMTPE 2110/AES67 compliant devices in a managed Dante environment. Dante Domain Manager enables administrators to secure their systems with user level authentication by domain and to scale […]

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ProAV: Business Agility as a Competitive Advantage

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Change isn’t new to the ProAV industry, but the rate of change may be the downfall for even the largest firms. After all, the innovations, inventions and the integration with AV over IT have made for a robust industry with $186 billion in revenue for 2018 and projections calling for $229 billion by 2023 (source: […]

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AVIXA Says North American ProAV Market Will Be $112 Billion by 2024

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The market for professional audiovisual solutions and services in the Americas will grow to more than $112 billion in 2024, from $89 billion in 2019, according to AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. The growth is reflected in updated forecasts now available in AVIXA’s 2019 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) Americas Summary. […]

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NEC Display Details New PE Series of Entry-Level Projectors for Education and Huddle Rooms

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NEC Display Solutions today announced its new PE Series of entry-installation laser projectors at 4,500 ANSI lumens. The PE455WL and PE455UL both feature NEC’s patented sealed optical system that allows for a filter free design and results in the only truly no-maintenance LCD laser projector in its class. While typical projectors in this range generate […]

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Sharp Launches Entry-Level Collaboration Boards with New AQUOS BOARD Lineup

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) announced the addition of three new value-priced, 4K 3840×2160 interactive whiteboards to the AQUOS BOARD display line. The new 70″ class (69 ½” diagonal) PN-CE701H, 75″ class (74 ½” diagonal) PN-C751H and 86″ class (85 9/16″ diagonal) PN-C861H interactive displays are integrated with most of the standard […]

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