ISE Research Shows AV Industry Eager to Return to In-Person Events

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In October 2020, Integrated Systems Europe commissioned research, targeting AV professionals to evaluate visitor appetites for conferences and events following COVID-19. The research, completed before news of a COVID-19 vaccine, gauged interest in face-to-face, digital and hybrid event formats. The results show that 98% of the audience missed attending in-person AV industry events. ISE was […]

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Back to Work May Not Mean High Tech Workspaces

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Over the past several months, authors on rAVe [PUBS], such as David Danto, have written about the future of the office. This has also been the speculation of newspapers and magazines as of late. In fact, the most recent edition of the Harvard Business Review has a cover story on the Work from Anywhere Future. […]

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Atomos Enables Apple ProRes RAW Recording Support for Sony FX6

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Atomos has enabled Apple ProRes RAW recording support for Sony’s new FX6 professional camera with full-frame image sensor; which natively outputs RAW over SDI. This is all made possible with the Atomos Shogun 7 AtomOS 10.43 update which now allows users to record ProRes RAW images at up to DCI 4K@60Hz. The resulting images have […]

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Epson Receives 2020 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Award

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Epson announced the Golden Bridge Awards named Epson a Gold winner in the 12th Annual 2020 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards. Light Harvest’s artwork at the Lightning in a Bottle 2019 festival won in the “Live Event of the Year — Cultural and Festival Event” category. Tasked with creating an intimate art experience for […]

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Listen Technologies Announces Listen EVERYWHERE: a Private Channels Feature

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Listen Technologies has announced a private channels feature in Listen EVERYWHERE. The new feature is part of a firmware upgrade to Listen EVERYWHERE, the wireless system that streams audio and customized content directly to smartphones and smart devices. Listen EVERYWHERE private channels provide a convenient way for venues to create confidential, password-protected audio channels on […]

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Almo Pro A/V Focuses on Giving Back During 2020

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Despite the many pandemic-related challenges faced in 2020, employees at Almo Corporation (#AlmoGivesBack), the nation’s leading independent distributor of appliances, consumer electronics, ProAV equipment and housewares, continue to move forward with a focus on being grateful and giving back through participation in numerous local and national outreach efforts. Blood donations, food and toy drives, and participation […]

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LAVNCH Sets Virtual Event Engagement Bar By Delivering 57,000+ Group Conversations and Chats During the D=SIGN Virtual Conference

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AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) hosted its first event collaboration, D=SIGN: the Digital Signage Conference, on Dec. 8-9, 2020. The virtual event brought together AV professionals from around the world to explore the digital signage ecosystem with 30 speakers across 18 sessions. And, it was served-up on THE rAVe Agency’s LAVNCH Platform! Total registrations for D=SIGN came to […]

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PSA and USAV Select Matt Barnette as Next CEO

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PSA and USAV announced the appointment of Matt Barnette as its next chief executive officer; PSA/USAV’s current CEO, Bill Bozeman, plans to retire from the organization in 2021. Barnette most recently served as vice president of physical access control solutions North America business unit for HID Global and previously held the role of president at Mercury […]

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Wall-Smart Releases New Mounts for Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens

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Wall-Smart just launched recessed mounts for the newly released Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens, TSW 5″, 7″ and 10″ and TSS 7″ and 10″. Wall-Smart offers solutions for new construction, solid surface and retrofit applications, which provide integrators with the flexibility to blend Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens into any environment, no matter the stage […]

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Extron Now Shipping DTP2 T 202 FB Two-Input Transmitter

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Extron announced it is shipping the DTP2 T 202 FB, a two‑input transmitter that sends DisplayPort or HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to a DTP-enabled product. Its unique form factor provides a flexible, floor box mounting solution that is compatible with offerings from OBO Bettermann, […]

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GLP Releases Streamer LED Light Source

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GLP has released something called Streamer; a small LED light source with a sole purpose of presenting hosts, interviewees and collaborators in professional, studio type lighting with the ability to be fully remote controlled by a lighting designer, if required. UL-listed, the spec includes flicker free high intensity output, with a color temperature range of […]

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Zoom Is Top UCC Platform for 5th Year in a Row

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Gartner just released its 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions report and Zoom has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions for the fifth consecutive year as well as a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Worldwide. Zoom was named a […]

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SDVoE LIVE! Debut Episodes Glistened & Gleaned, Just in Time for the Holidays

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Tired of the same ol’ online content? Miss in-person trade shows and live AV education? SDVoE hears your pain. Instead of sulking over it, the association responded with an idea. No live events in 2020 be darned! (Using our PG language here…) SDVoE’s idea materialized into a fun new project […]

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Z-Wave Long Range Spec and Starter Kit Announced; Line of Sight Transmission is 1 Mile!

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The Z-Wave Alliance announced the Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) specification is available for product development. Z-Wave LR connectivity enables new IoT applications beyond the home, without any need for repeaters, ensuring easy install and low cost. With a network size of up to 4,000 nodes, Z-Wave LR provides the scalability needed in MDU & […]

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Sanus Now Shipping Open-Frame Rack for AV Components and Network Servers

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Sanus announced that it’s now shipping a new compact, open-frame rack for housing AV components and network servers. Featuring a knock-down design, the 10U Stackable Skeleton Rack (CFR1610-B1) is compatible with existing Sanus Component Series skeleton racks and includes everything needed for quick and easy floor or wall mounting. Featuring a self-aligning design, the 10U […]

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SynAudCon Updates Famed Audio 100 Course

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SynAudCon announced and update to its “Course 100 – Principles of Audio” and it’s already on live on the website. “Course 100 – Principles of Audio” is the fifth course to undergo such renovations by SynAudCon in the last 24 months. The newly released Course 100 underwent a six-month transformation process — expanding on topics […]

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SoundTube Releases 2-Channel Dante Amp With Built-In DSP

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SoundTube’s IPD-Hub 2 Amplifier is a two-channel Dante amp with DSP built-in. The amp is AES67 compatible and powered by PoE, PoE+ or 40-watt PoE. It includes an RJ45 Ethernet connection and can be used with Radio Design Labs Format A (RDL) or Attero Tech Axiom line level, mic level, balanced XLR or Bluetooth input […]

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Barco Projectors Take Guinness World Record Title for Largest Projection of a Video Game

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Rentex and Barco (using the UDX-4K40 Flex projectors) set a record for the largest ever projection of a video game. This display, produced by LA-based Be Core, Inc., featured snowboarder Grant Giller playing Xbox’s Destiny 2. The spectacular live event was executed by 3D projection mapping leader, PaintScaping Inc. Projected at the top of Copper Mountain in […]

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New QSC Q-SYSTM Ecosystem Control Plug-In Now Available for Clockaudio Trackable Intelligent Microphone

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Clockaudio has announced the availability of a new QSC Q-SYSTM Ecosystem Control plug-in for the company’s Trackable Intelligent Microphone (TIM-1000). The Q-SYS plug-in enables the features of TIM-1000 to be controlled through the Q-SYSTM software-based audio, video and control ecosystem from QSC. This plug-in will be available through the Asset Manager portal within the Q-SYS […]

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QSC Adds Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams

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QSC just added Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams including compute, audio, video and room control capabilities in a certified for Teams packaged aimed at IT departments. As part of this offering, QSC is also announcing new Microsoft Teams certified accessories for the Q-SYS Ecosystem and a host of new Teams Rooms-related software. The QSC Room […]

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Steps for Success in International AV Installation 

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In my time as a project manager for users and integrators, I’ve supported many international projects. National projects inside my country — America — follow the practices and customs I know. When I oversee work done in other countries — even multiple countries at once — I have learned to look for specific gotchas. At […]

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AVer Information Releases PTZ Control Panel App for iPad

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AVer Information today announced the release of the AVer PTZ Control Panel application for iPad. The mobile application removes the need for complicated controllers, heavy software programs or professional AV operators to control AVer PTZ and TR series cameras. The AVer PTZ Control Panel is free for iPad users to manage AVer PTZ cameras through their network. […]

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PreSonus Releases the Ampire High Density Pack Add-On

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PreSonus has released the Ampire High Density Pack, the first add-on for Ampire, PreSonus’ acclaimed amp modeling and effects plug-in. The new add-on includes a collection of three State Space Modeled iconic amps and six unique stompbox effects suited for guitarists looking for high-gain sounds and exotic effects. Also included are three new impulse-response-based cabinet […]

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The SDVoE Alliance Announces 2021 Board of Directors

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced its 2021 board of directors made up of ProAV experts from the six steering member companies — Black Box, Christie, IDK Corporation, NETGEAR, Semtech and ZeeVee — plus Grandbeing who won this year’s election to represent the contributing member companies. Justin Kennington retains his role as president of the SDVoE […]

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Tascam Intros New Series of High-Resolution USB Audio Interfaces

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Tascam just introduced the US-HR Series High Resolution USB Audio Interfaces; including three models — the US-1x2HR, the US-2x2HR and the US-4x4HR, all including 24-bit/192-kilohertz audio performance, ultra-low latency (four-sample driver buffer), Ultra-HDDA mic preamplifiers with +48V phantom power and a software control suite. In addition, all the US-HR Series interfaces have a loopback function […]

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Are We Gonna Talk About Zoom ‘Being on Probation’ for 20 Years by the FTC, or Nah?

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So…are we gonna talk about Zoom “being on probation” for 20 years by the FTC, or nah? — Erica Williams (@haircutfw) November 13, 2020 On Nov. 9, 2020, the United States Federal Trade Commission announced a pending settlement with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. According to FTC Matter/File Number: 192 3167, “Zoom Video Communications, Inc. will […]

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Pioneer Adds Four New Units to Commercial Monitor Series

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Pioneer’s new Commercial Monitor (CM) Series has added four new units: the 10-inch CM-510ST subwoofer and the IP54-rated 4-inch CM-S54T, 6-inch CM-S56T and 8-inch CM-S58T surface-mount loudspeakers. Since the launch of the XY Series loudspeakers, installers have apparently told Pioneer they’d like to see smaller speakers added to the range to enable turnkey installations at […]

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Extron Announces SoundField XD Ceiling Speaker

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Extron just announced availability of the SoundField XD model SF 26CT LP, a low profile 6.5-inch two-way ceiling speaker featuring a 4.2-inch (107-millimeter) deep composite back can for use in restricted height plenum environments. The driver complement includes a 6.5-inch (165-millimeter) woofer coupled to a 3/4-inch (19-millimeter) ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeter. The SF 26CT LP offers […]

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Evoko Unlimited Launches New Desk-Booking Solution

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Evoko Unlimited, makers of the Evoko Liso and Evoko Pusco workplace management and workplace communication solutions, is launching their latest offering, the Evoko Naso. The Evoko Naso allows Evoko to enter the desk-booking arena in time to help companies and their remote workers to manage the return-to-work phase as the world is entering the new […]

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Synergy SKY Debuts IoT Sensing Platform While Also Becoming Cisco Certified, Too!

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Synergy SKY has added an IoT technology platform to expand its data analytics for room usage. The technology will make it possible to detect presence in meeting rooms without videoconferencing equipment, by using low-cost IoT sensors that are quick and easy to deploy. Empty meeting rooms that are booked out, cause frustrations among users and […]

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AmpliVox Releases Titan Portable Wireless PA SW800-96

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The AmpliVox Titan Portable Wireless PA SW800-96 includes a blue back panel that shows off its full range of extensive capabilities — and AmpliVox says it is now made in the U.S. The Titan PA is used everywhere that voice amplification is needed, for schools and churches, athletic fields, corporate events, auctions, emergency services and […]

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