Almo Professional A/V Introduces Three New Service Development Managers

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Almo Professional A/V announced the addition of three service development managers (SDMs) to provide support and expertise to partners using the Almo toolbox of AV Services for Integrators. A newly created position at Almo Professional A/V, the SDMs are subject matter experts on Almo’s complete line of services, which include Almo AVaaS financial solutions, business […]

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MediaMatrix Unveils Industrial-Grade PC for Mission-Critical Life-Safety Systems

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The new nCIE PILOT from MediaMatrix is an industrial-grade PC that’s built for mission-critical life-safety systems. Tested and certified to the EN54-16 European Standard, the nCIE PILOT is designed to work in conjunction with the NION Series of digital signal processors (DSPs), also EN54-16 certified, and a host of third-party devices under the MediaMatrix NWare […]

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Black Box Releases Emerald PE IP-based KVM Extenders

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Black Box has expanded the Emerald Unified KVM platform with the release of Emerald PE IP-based KVM extenders. Emerald PE transmitters and receivers enable extension and matrix switching of HD DVI video (up to 1920×1200 at 60Hz), transparent USB 2.0 and bidirectional analog audio — over a dedicated or existing IP network. The IP-based KVM […]

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AVer Integrates Crestron Application Ecosystem WIth Its PTZ Cameras

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AVer announced Wednesday the company has entered the Crestron Application Market ecosystem with its professional auto-tracking and livestreaming PTZ cameras. The integration of AVer Pro AV cameras and the Crestron 3-Series Controller is the first release in this technology partnership. The newly available Crestron module enables control of the AVer TR and PTZ camera models. […]

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MediaMatrix’s NION Series of Digital Signal and Control Processors, nCIE PILOT Control PC Now EN54-16 Certified

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MediaMatrix has announced that its NION Series of digital signal and control processors (DSPs) and nCIE PILOT control PC are now certified by the EN54-16 European Standard. These components form the nucleus of a dynamic VACIE system (Voice Alarm Control and Indicating Equipment) used to provide optimum protection for the public and for safety personnel. […]

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Martin Audio Releases Two New Cardioid Subwoofers

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Martin Audio has announced the release of two new compact cardioid subwoofers, the SXCF118 and the SXC115 — both designed for live sound reinforcement and fixed installations. The SXCF118 is a flyable version of the SXC118 released last year and has been purpose-designed to accompany the WPS optimized line array system, while the ground stack […]

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My Day with Sharp and Its Windows Collaboration Board Launch, Plus an Interview with CEO Mike Marusic 

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I was honored to be the only member of the AV press invited to cover the live, global (it was streamed live from Seattle, Washington, New York City, Amsterdam and Madrid) streaming video launch of the Sharp WCD (Windows Collaboration Display) last week. Although those in attendance, live, saw it as a technical marvel (connecting […]

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My Observations From AVI Systems’ AVI LIVE Show: The Last Pre-COVID-19 AV Show

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I am sitting here in my kitchen table writing this. Like many of you who traveled last week, I am in a self-quarantine to protect the world from my potentially having the new coronavirus, sadly known as COVID-19 (sad as COVID used to only refer to that Tempe-based AV manufacturer known for the once-famous EXPiX […]

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NoviSign Launches Digital Signage Hand Sanitizer Kiosks

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NoviSign has launched new, specially-designed line of freestanding and wall-mountable digital signage hand sanitizer kiosks that dispense 99.99% germ-killing sanitizer gel. Equipped with an internal auto-dispenser that supports gel, foam or liquid sanitizer, the kiosks feature a metal enclosing and an integrated commercial grade 21.5” digital sign that is managed using NoviSign’s cloud-based digital signage […]

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Chief Expands TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System to Support Samsung, Absen, Barco and More

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Chief has expanded its TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System to include the Samsung IFH Series, Absen Acclaim Series (including Acclaim Plus and Acclaim Pro), Unilumin UpanelS and Barco XT Series and LG LAS Fine-pitch and Leyard TVF Series. Chief’s latest design for digital signage solutions, the TiLED Series, is a modular, LED mounting system […]

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Why the Mount Matters as Much as the PTZ Camera

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM HuddleCamHD By Paul Richards Director of Business Development — Chief Streaming Officer PTZ Optics Poorly-designed or poorly-documented mounting hardware can seriously disrupt an AV project’s installation schedule. When it comes to PTZ camera mounts, the engineers at HuddleCamHD and PTZOptics set out to make high-quality camera mounting hardware for […]

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Matrox Announces New QuadHead2Go Q155 Multi-Monitor Controllers

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Matrox has announced that the Matrox QuadHead2Go Q155 multi-monitor controller appliance is now shipping. With HDMI input support, the units are designed to drive four Full HD displays from a single 4K HDMI source — including HDCP-compliant devices — offering a simple plug-and-play approach to video wall designs. QuadHead2Go Q155 controllers capture a single video […]

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SYNNEX Announces New COLLABSolv Division Supporting UCC and Business Collaboration Markets

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SYNNEX Corporation today announced the launch of SYNNEX COLLABSolv, a group designed to provide increased and specialized support for the UCC and business collaboration markets in the U.S. and Canada. SYNNEX COLLABSolv is designed to address AV, IT, CE, UC, cloud, mobile and secure networking technologies under one banner. The business supports a range of […]

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ClearOne Adds Two New Features to COLLABORATE Space Solution

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COLLABORATE Space, the cloud-based collaboration solution from ClearOne added two new features — webinar hosting and Web RTC. COLLABORATE Space Pro, and Enterprise meeting plans can now be upgraded to include the Webinar feature, allowing session hosts to conduct video and audio presentations. Presenters can share video and content to interact with the audience using […]

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BenQ Launches New RM Series, Expands Lineup of Interactive Flat Panels

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BenQ has expanded its lineup of interactive flat panels (IFPs) with the launch of new models in its RM Series. Available in 55”, 65” and 75” versions, the RM UHD IFPs are designed for classrooms. The new models leverage BenQ’s Smart Eye-Care features that they say help protect users’ eyes. The new BenQ RM02K Series […]

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SnapAV Introduces Pakedge WA-4200 Wave 2 Indoor Access Point

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SnapAV introduced the Pakedge WA-4200 4×4 Wave 2 Indoor Access Point Thursday. The new WA-4200 is designed for large, high-density residential and commercial projects, and it uses 802.11ac Wave 2 and beamforming technology for 4K and high-definition streaming applications and multiple devices simultaneously. The WA-4200 features a 4×4 MU-MIMO antenna design to deliver a maximum […]

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A Letter to the AV Industry from AVIXA About InfoComm and COVID-19

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AVIXA CEO Dave Labuskes sent the following letter out to the AV industry today. My thoughts are below his letter. A Letter to the AV Industry I , as many of you, continue to watch the news on a moment-by-moment basis. As we are making decisions that affect our travel, business and family, I want […]

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Digital Signage Expo 2020 Postponed to the Fall

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Digital Signage Expo, originally scheduled to be held in Las Vegas March 31 – April 3, 2020, has been postponed until later in the year, likely September, and also still in Las Vegas. This announcement seemed inevitable, perhaps overdue, particularly this week with the WHO declaring the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, the Trump administration announcement […]

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It’s Not Often an AV Company Wins an Emmy, But Audinate Did

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Audinate, the developer of Dante, has won a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for its contributions in enabling the production industry’s transition of analog audio and video onto the network. Used in thousands of products from hundreds of manufacturers, Audinate’s Dante is the de-facto standard for modern AV connectivity. Dante has revolutionized the AV industry […]

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L-Acoustics Gets Recognized With Coolest Award Ever!

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I have been reading Fast Company magazine for nearly 20 years. I regard it as one of the few innovative, forward-looking business pubs in the world — behind WIRED. So, when I saw this from L-Acoustics, I wanted to give the company kudos and recognition! L-Acoustics has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list […]

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BenQ Debuts InstaShow S WDC20 Secure Wireless Presentation System

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BenQ just launched the InstaShow S WDC20. Built from the ground up to eliminate security threats (thus, the “S” in its name) that most wireless presentation systems can introduce. BenQ says that the InstaShow is certified by Onward Security, a leading cybersecurity provider, as having no critical and high-risk vulnerabilities as based on the Common […]

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Enterprise Connect 2020 Postponed to Early August, Moved to San Francisco

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The show organizers of Enterprise Connect, the communications and collaborations show originally scheduled to be held later this month in Orlando, told exhibitors today that the show has been rescheduled for August 3-6, 2020, and will now take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This is due to the travel restrictions and uncertainty […]

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Vaddio Releases New RoboSHOT 12E PTZ Camera with NewTek NDI

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Building on the success of the RoboSHOT 30E NDI Camera, Vaddio recently launched its RoboSHOT 12E PTZ Camera with NewTek NDI, a low latency solution in the NDI ecosystem. The RoboSHOT 12E NDI Camera is a recognizable video source by other NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard local area network. In addition, the […]

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Updated: ClearOne Wins Another Patent Judgment Against Shure

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This story has been updated with a statement from Shure. ClearOne has announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) issued a judgment last Friday affirming a January 2019 decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) confirming the patentability […]

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NETGEAR’s M4300 Series Switches Are Crestron Certified for DM NVX

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NETGEAR today announced the M4300 series switches are now officially Crestron certified for the DM NVX AV-over-IP solutions. NETGEAR has purposely configured the M4300 and new M4500 series switches to work out of the box for most AV-over-IP installations – and this is now the case for Crestron DM NVX endpoints as well. NETGEAR says […]

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Lifesize and Serenova Merge, Thanks to the Same Company That Led AVI-SPL and Whitlock Merger Last Month

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Marlin Equity Partners is merging videoconferencing provider Lifesize and Serenova, a contact center-as-a-service (CCaaS) provider. Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management, is the financial sponsor of the merger and will continue to invest and support the growth of the combined business to address the $60 billion […]

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FOR-A Announces CG-Portable Compact Character Generator for Broadcast and Digital Signage

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FOR-A Corporation just announced CG-Portable, a compact character generator designed for broadcast and digital signage applications. About the size of a smartphone, CG-Portable features four SDI ports as well as an Ethernet port for network connectivity. Two independent, multi-lingual text overlays support horizontal crawls and vertical rolls, while a timer overlay provides up/down count. Plus, CG-Portable supports more than 70 […]

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A List of AV or Related Events/Trade Shows and Their Event Statuses in Light of COVID-19 Coronavirus

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Updated: April 2, 2020 A lot of industry events in the coming weeks and months have shifted or changed in light of COVID-19. We pulled together a list of AV or related events and trade shows on our radar, and included their event statuses to date. If you are a vendor/show manager and would like […]

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Panasonic Announces New Disney Ride Using 4K Projectors

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Panasonic today announced that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway — the newest attraction at Walt Disney World Resort has opened inside Hollywood Studios. Using Panasonic 4K projection technology, this is the first ride, believe it or not, that features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. “As Disney guests enter Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, they enter […]

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