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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Updated: ClearOne Says Shure’s Redesigned MXA910 Still Infringes Patent

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Update: See below for Shure’s response to ClearOne’s statement. ClearOne, in a statement sent to rAVe Monday, said it’s confident that Shure’s redesigned MXA910, the MXA910W-A released in December 2019, still infringes ClearOne’s U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806 (the “Graham Patent”). ClearOne has added the MXA910W-A as an accused product to its currently pending lawsuit against […]

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Mersive Technologies to Announce Two New Products at ISE 2020

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Mersive Technologies is announcing two new products at Integrated Systems Europe 2020. One product claims to seamlessly integrate third-party videoconferencing services with the Solstice wireless collaboration platform, allowing both remote and in-room participants to share a unified meeting experience. For the education market, Mersive is launching a software-based active learning solution that improves active learning […]

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DPA Microphones Adds Color Options to 6000 Series of Subminiature Mics to Better Match Skin Tones

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DPA Microphones is unveiling new color options for its 6000 series of Subminiature Microphones so that they can be more closely matched to the wearer’s skin tone and clothing. At ISE 2020 (Amptec Booth 7-V245), DPA will show its 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, in brown, black and beige, and its 6060 and 6061 Lavalier Microphones, […]

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Planar Adds Lainie Mataras to US Sales Team

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Planar is expanding the company’s U.S. sales force with the addition of Lainie Mataras. Lainie joins the company’s Northeast team as business development manager. She will leverage her extensive professional network to foster relationships with consultant partners and further develop Planar’s consultant program. Lainie brings more than 25 years of experience in the commercial AV […]

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Diversity, Inclusion and 2020 New Year’s Resolutions for the AV Industry

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Happy New Year, friends. I’ve been too absent from these spaces as I’ve left one job, settled into a new one and let the rhythms of life get in the way. Let’s take it as a New Year’s resolution that I’ll be back, with more to share. As we’re talking about resolutions, we’ll start with […]

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peTE CoMAN Joins rAVe [PUBS] to Cover CES, ISE, InfoComm and Other Shows

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Pete Coman, commonly known as TEC MAN, joins rAVe [PUBS] to expand rAVe’s presence at CES (and a dozen other AV shows in 2020) with up-to-the-minute, live, onsite news and videos. Pete’s passion for innovation first brought him to CES five years ago. He still recalls the mind-blowing experience as he walked every aisle with […]

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PreSonus Releases Quantum 2626 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

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The newest model in PreSonus’ Quantum series of audio interfaces, the Quantum 2626 uses a Thunderbolt 3 bus to achieve a low latency (as low as <1 millisecond), enabling recording and monitoring with up to 24-bit, 192 kilohertz. Converters on every analog input and output provide 115 dB of dynamic range to capture complex musical […]

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Mackie Redesigns Flagship SRM Series of Loudspeakers

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Mackie’s says it has reimagined and redesigned the SRM Series, its most poplar loudspeaker family. The new SRM V-Class series uses a new advanced DSP technology and is housed in an all-wood enclosure. Designed for a variety of professional sound-reinforcement applications, the series consists of three models: the SRM210 V-Class, SRM212 V-Class, and SRM215 V-Class, […]

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Pliant Technologies Now Shipping MicroCom M

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MicroCom M, from Pliant Technologies, is now shipping. MicroCom M, available in 900-megahertz (where legal) and 2.4-gigahertz frequency bands, is a compact wireless intercom solution. It offers a communications solution where a small yet robust intercom system needs to be deployed. MicroCom M provides a single channel, full-duplex, multi-user intercom for applications. MicroCom M is […]

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Countryman Associates Intros Phantom Power Supply That Transmits DC Power Through Mic Cables

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Countryman Associates has just introduced the portable Phantom Power Supply that can transmit DC electric power through microphone cables, making it a useful audio tool in both live and studio recording settings. The Countryman Phantom Power Supply offers flexible power options and selectable voltage settings and it can operate on one 9V battery, two 9V […]

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AVIXA Announces New Awards to Honor Emerging Talent and Event Design

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AVIXA has announced two new categories to its annual awards program: The Emerging Talent Award and Event Design Professional of the Year Award. The award winners will be recognized during a ceremony at InfoComm 2020 in Las Vegas on June 17, 2020. “The annual AVIXA Awards program honors pro-AV professionals making significant impacts in all […]

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JVC Professional Video Now Shipping CONNECTED CAM 500 Series

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JVC Professional Video is shipping its CONNECTED CAM 500 Series streaming handheld camcorders. These three compact 4K cameras — the GY-HC500 base model, the GY-HC550 with advanced streaming and graphics, and the GY-HC500SPC sports coaching and production camera — are designed to optimize both image processing and IP performance. With built-in streaming and connectivity options, […]

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LG Electronics Showcases OLED Wave at CES 2020

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A CES this year, visitors are greeted at the LG Electronics booth with the LG OLED Wave, which is constructed with an array of flexible open-frame commercial displays from LG Business Solutions. The colossal LG OLED Wave is made up of 200 55-inch LG OLED digital signage screens (128 convex and concave and 72 flat). […]

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Extron Debuts 75-Watt Audio Amps That Don’t Need Ventilation

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Extron just introduced the XPA U 758, an eight-channel half-rack amplifier; each channel has 75 watts of power. This means the XPA U 758 lets you install sixteen 75-watt channels in a single rack space without the need for ventilation (with two side-by-side units). The XPA Ultra lineup of UL 2043 plenum-rated amplifiers includes single […]

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Sharp Australia Launches Brand New HC1 4K BIG PAD Interactive Display

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Due to the success of the TH1 series 4K BIG PAD interactive displays released earlier this year for the corporate market, Sharp Australia has launched the brand new HC1 4K BIG PAD interactive display series for the educational and training environments. The BIG PAD HC1 range offers a choice of 70″, 75″ and 86″ 4K […]

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Black Box Details ISE 2020 Plans

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At ISE 2020, Black Box will showcase solutions and products designed for modern, IP-based and 4K AV visualization and distribution. Black Box experts will be available on stand 10-P155 to demo solutions for video walls, digital signage and control rooms. They’ll also be available to discuss recent news, including the company’s new status as a […]

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Barix Launches IP Former to Replace Traditional 70/100-Volt Transformers

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At ISE, Barix is launching IP Former, the company’s newest product platform for adding IP networking capabilities to new or existing loudspeaker designs. Replacing the 70/100-volt transformer traditionally used with analog loudspeakers, the PoE-powered IP Former provides an IP network interface, audio stream decoder and amplifier front-end for any 2- to 8-ohm speaker. IP Former […]

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Martin Audio Launches X218 Subwoofer

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Martin Audio just launched the X218 subwoofer as part of the company’s BlacklineX series of speakers. BlacklineX is aimed at live events, corporate installs and houses of worship. The original line-up comprised just a 15″ and single 18″ subwoofer, while the new X218 is a dual-driver, high-performance subwoofer with an operating range of 42Hz-200Hz + […]

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Digital Signage Expo Names 2020 Advisory Board

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced its Advisory Board for 2020 today. The Advisory Board is comprised of more than 60 professionals representing advertising agencies, digital out-of-home networks, industry consultants, professional AV integrators and a variety of end-user verticals, including corporate communications, higher education, and hotels, as well as many others. A sampling of organizations represented […]

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Misapplied Sciences Will Ship Parallel Reality Displays in 2020

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With Delta Airlines as its first client, a start-up called Misapplied Sciences out of Redmond, Washington will build displays that up to 100 people can look at — all seeing different, personalized information including wayfinding, flight detail, boarding times and upgrade status. Here’s a video on how it works: Delta Airlines announced it at today’s […]

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JBL Pro Announces IRX Series of Powered Loudspeakers

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The entry-level IRX Series of powered loudspeakers from JBL Pro are available in two sizes — an 8-inch IRX108BT and the 12-inch IRX112B. Features include four EQ presets to one-touch ducking to automatic feedback suppression. Built-in Bluetooth audio streaming and two combo inputs, as well as an XLR loop-out for additional speakers, are included for […]

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Extron Launches Quantum Ultra Certification Program, Planar Offers First Certified Displays

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Extron has launched the Extron Quantum Ultra Certification program. The company is working with display manufacturers to guarantee consistent, stable presentation of source content when using professional displays with the Quantum Ultra 4K video wall processor. Displays that pass an extensive testing program are identified as Quantum Ultra Certified. Planar is the first video wall […]

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Why No One Is Using That Collaboration System

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Collaboration had to be one of the most-used buzzwords of the last half decade. It’s been used to describe everything from wireless screen sharing to interactive flat panels to teleconferencing to cloud-based file sharing apps. Marketers LOVE to slap “collaboration” on their boxes and press releases. I even heard a story about a sales rep slapping […]

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EnGenius Technologies Announces High-Capacity Wi-Fi 6 Outdoor Access Point

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EnGenius Technologies today announced a high-capacity Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) outdoor access point, perfect for digital signage applications, the EWS850AP. The new weatherproof access point takes advantage of the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology. The EWS850AP is in an IP67-rated dust and water-resistant enclosure and capable of withstanding harsh weather environments, including prolonged exposure to sunlight, extreme […]

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Media Day at CES 2020

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CES 2020 kicked off with some exciting announcements from LG. Last year we were all blown away by LG’s incredible OLED roll-up screens, so this year LG are taking it one step further with a roll-down version that extends from the ceiling, similar to a motorized projection screen. LG also announced all-new gaming displays and […]

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The 8K Association Announces Certified Program for 8K TVs

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The 8K Association (8KA) announced that a Certified program for 8K TVs is now available for TVs that meet the exacting requirements outlined by the 8K Association. 8K Association Certified TVs feature four times as many pixels as standard 4K TVs for impactfully realistic clarity and deliver exceptional contrast and color for striking high dynamic […]

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HDMI Licensing Group: 8K Certification Isn’t Optional, It’s Mandatory

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To ensure quality Ultra High Speed HDMI cables reach the market and support 4K and 8K video, HDR, VRR, eARC and all other HDMI 2.1 features, HDMI Forum, Inc. today announced a mandatory certification program for all Ultra High Speed HDMI cables. Ultra High Speed HDMI cable certification includes testing to meet current EMI requirements to minimize wireless interference. […]

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Samsung Sero Comes to US

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Back in April, we published a story about a little-known launch (in Korea) of a Samsung TV that rotates from landscape to portrait modes, called Sero. Now it’s being debuted this week in the U.S. at CES! The Sero is the first consumer TV that can be used in both horizontal and vertical (portrait and […]

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Classé Audio Debuts Third Generation of Delta Series Amplifiers

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Classé Audio has debuted the third generation of its Delta series amplifiers, the Delta MONO, STEREO and PRE. The heart of the Delta series amplifiers is a large toroidal transformer, wound by hand with over 540 meters (1,771 feet) of copper windings, which takes more than six hours to wind. Separate windings for left and […]

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