April 2024 Temperature Check — Survey OPEN!

Earth Day is April 22, and we want to celebrate by asking you about sustainability in AV. In case you haven’t noticed, sustainability has become more and more of an important subject within our industry. Which is a good thing! The AV industry actually contributes to much of the planet’s e-waste, and the more aware […]

April 2024 Temperature Check — Survey OPEN!

Roasters Market Signage Expansion Includes Crimson AV, Signagelive and LG

Oklahoma-based Roasters Market serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with craft coffee beverages and smoothies. Adding digital signage meant working with Coffman Media to create menu boards to drive brand awareness. Roasters Coffee is a unique player in the coffee industry and has set itself apart by venturing into building native coffee brands rather than […]

Roasters Market Signage Expansion Includes Crimson AV, Signagelive and LG

Extron Just Dropped a Cool and Simple Product You’ll Want to Put In Every UCC Space

Extron just debuted something called the WC Pro 150 OCS and WC Pro 160 and dubbed them Workspace Automation Controllers. These are designed to add secure display control and automation to workspaces of all sizes. Depending on the model you choose, you can have automatic display control via an occupancy sensor — either built right […]

Extron Just Dropped a Cool and Simple Product You’ll Want to Put In Every UCC Space

Bogen Debuts NQ-S1810WBC, a PoE Combo Wall Baffle Speaker and LED Clock

Bogen Communications announced the NQ-S1810WBC, a PoE Combo Wall Baffle Speaker, featuring an LED message display and a multi-colored flasher, for “unparalleled high-definition audio quality and integration into the Nyquist ecosystem.” Engineered to meet the evolving needs of modern communication systems, Bogen Communications says the Combo Wall Baffle Speaker redefines audio while adding visual messaging […]

Bogen Debuts NQ-S1810WBC, a PoE Combo Wall Baffle Speaker and LED Clock

New PROLIGHTS EclDisplay CAS ProAV Lighting for Museums, Corporate Design and Has Bluetooth Control

PROLIGHTS announced the introduction of the EclDisplay CAS, the latest addition to the EclDisplay projector range for gallery applications, featuring integrated Casambi control onboard. The Casambi protocol enables system integrators to manage and adjust the projector directly via wireless smartphone devices, thanks to this Bluetooth Mesh-based technology. This innovation offers unprecedented flexibility, allowing for light […]

New PROLIGHTS EclDisplay CAS ProAV Lighting for Museums, Corporate Design and Has Bluetooth Control

Philips Debuts Entry-Level LED Line — LED 5000 Series From PPDS

PPDS (aka: Philips Professional Displays) announced an entry-level line of dvLED solutions; the Philips Public LED 5000 Series. Available globally — including EMEA, India, North America and APAC — the new Philips Public LED 5000 Series is aimed at indoor public spaces — such as retail stores, shopping centers, corporate spaces and offices, cinemas, theaters, […]

Philips Debuts Entry-Level LED Line — LED 5000 Series From PPDS

Warren Chaiken Announces Plans to Leave Almo Corporation After 30 Years

In a statement released on LinkedIn Thursday afternoon, Warren Chaiken, CEO of Almo Corporation, announced plans to leave the company days before his April 2024 planned ascent to chairman. Gene and Roz Chaiken, Warren’s parents and former chairman and executive VP of Almo Corporation, announced their respective retirements in a press release mid-January. The press […]

Warren Chaiken Announces Plans to Leave Almo Corporation After 30 Years

New Hitachi Camera Bundle Includes the Z-HD6500 HD Camera and CU-HD550 Control Unit

Hitachi Kokusai just debuted a live production “package” that bundles its Z-HD6500 HD camera with its CU-HD550 camera control unit. Supporting multiple HD formats to 1080p, Hitachi says the Z-HD6500 camera’s design reduces the costs and system complexity for content creators while incorporating the latest technical innovations from Hitachi. Its visual quality is generated through […]

New Hitachi Camera Bundle Includes the Z-HD6500 HD Camera and CU-HD550 Control Unit

Legrand Adds Vantage Voice to Lighting Control

Legrand’s Vantage Lighting Controls announced Vantage Voice. Vantage Voice adds voice control capability to the Vantage InFusion System controller through Amazon Alexa and is now available in the Design Center 4.8 software update. With Vantage Voice, Legrand says customers can enjoy the convenience of using just their voice to control the Vantage InFusion system — a […]

Legrand Adds Vantage Voice to Lighting Control

OneVision Details Improvements to Its RMR Platform, ProVision Signal

OneVision improved its RMR platform for integrators with the addition of ProVision Signal, the CI industry’s firsts-called dedicated on-call management solution. OneVision says Signal aims to make it easier than ever for integrators to build an incident response plan that ensures clients get the level of service they need for their technology issues, 24/7/365. Customizable […]

OneVision Details Improvements to Its RMR Platform, ProVision Signal

LAVNCH [CODE]’s 2024 Out of This World Experiences Awards Finalists

Finalists for LAVNCH [CODE]’s 3rd Annual Out of This World Experiences Awards (OoTWEA) have been chosen and it’s time for you, our readers, to choose the winners. Click here to vote for your three favorite installations. The three installations with the most votes will be crowned the winners with two installations being named runners-up. The winning […]

LAVNCH [CODE]’s 2024 Out of This World Experiences Awards Finalists

Planar Adds Leyard Product Line to Expand LED Offerings and Grow Its Reach

Planar announced an expansion to the company’s product portfolio with a new family of Leyard LED display solutions Wednesday. The solutions are designed to support “standard pitch, outdoor and rental and staging applications.” Available in the U.S. and Canada for digital-out-of-home (DOOH), retail, hospitality, sports and entertainment, and other mainstream applications, the new Leyard LED […]

Planar Adds Leyard Product Line to Expand LED Offerings and Grow Its Reach

Maniac’s MEP100 Card Can Deliver AV-over-IP Uncompressed or With JPEG-XS Compression

Macnica released of the MEP100, a new 100Gb SmartNIC solution targeted for hardware and software product developers in the broadcast and ProAV industries. Macnica says it has equipped the MEP100 SmartNIC card with resources to optimize performance and reliability of uncompressed media transport over ST 2110 IP networks. That begins with an FPGA hardware acceleration […]

Maniac’s MEP100 Card Can Deliver AV-over-IP Uncompressed or With JPEG-XS Compression

Neutrik Americas Intros Three Line-Level DLINE Audio Interfaces with Dante Compatibility

Neutrik Americas introduced three new line-level DLINE audio interfaces: the NA-2I2O-DLINE, the NA-2I-DLINE and the NA-2O-DLINE. All three interfaces are designed to connect legacy audio gear to the newer Dante protocol. The NA-2I2O-DLINE includes two inputs and two outputs (similar to the prior NA2-IO-DLINE). For environments where both inputs and outputs are not required, the NA-2O-DLINE […]

Neutrik Americas Intros Three Line-Level DLINE Audio Interfaces with Dante Compatibility

The Enterprise IT Program Is Back at InfoComm 2024

Enterprise IT will make its return at InfoComm 2024, this June 8-14 (exhibits 12-14) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s program will feature a new two-day AVoIP Foundations workshop, plus education sessions on topics such as IoT solutions, IT and AV system design and integration, network design, and more, […]

The Enterprise IT Program Is Back at InfoComm 2024

New PTZ Cameras from JVC Include 40X Zoom and UCC Compatibility

JVC Professional Video debuted its new KY-PZ540 Series PTZ Cameras with 40x zoom. As the company’s first PTZ cameras to incorporate this focal depth, the KY-PZ540 and KY-PZ540N with integrated NDI HX3 capabilities are designed with JVC’s 4K imager. The cameras also feature JVC’s Variable Scan Mapping technology, which dynamically scans the 4K sensor to […]

New PTZ Cameras from JVC Include 40X Zoom and UCC Compatibility

AVNation and rAVe Announce Partnership Aimed at Growing the Number of End Users Entering AV, UCC and Signage Markets

rAVe’s AVBuyers.Club, a platform dedicated to end users of audiovisual technology, specifically technology managers, IT managers and industry professionals, announced an innovative partnership with AVNation Media, a podcasting and audiovisual news service, to expand the market reach by attracting more end users to the audiovisual industry. AVNation has strategically refocused its efforts on delivering exclusive […]

AVNation and rAVe Announce Partnership Aimed at Growing the Number of End Users Entering AV, UCC and Signage Markets

I’m Coming to Chicago on April 16th to Keynote the E4 Experience; Boston in September, Anaheim in October

The E4 Experience is like a mini-InfoComm – in fact, it’s the only ProAV trade show nearly 75% of those who attend every peruse. If you’re an integrator and have the funds to budget for one show a year, InfoComm in that one show everyone should go to. But, the truth is, out of the 155,000+ AV […]

I’m Coming to Chicago on April 16th to Keynote the E4 Experience; Boston in September, Anaheim in October

SDVoE Alliance Gains Medical Tech Company is Adding VG Medical

The SDVoE Alliance added VG Medical Technology to the SDVoE Alliance as an adopting member. Founded in 1993, VG Medical Technology is a technology-forward solutions provider for healthcare applications. VG Medical Technology prioritizes the needs of patients and medical staff through the development of modern, safe and cost-effective medical equipment, including shadowless lamps, operating tables, […]

SDVoE Alliance Gains Medical Tech Company is Adding VG Medical

Barco Promotes Jan van Houtte to Executive Vice President of Barco’s Meeting Experience Business Unit

Barco announced that Jan van Houtte has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Barco’s Meeting Experience Business Unit. In this pivotal role, Jan will strengthen ClickShare’s strategy, driving further innovation and sales expansion. Jan van Houtte has a strong track record of building world-class organizations and leading strategic initiatives. He most recently served as Barco’s Vice President […]

Barco Promotes Jan van Houtte to Executive Vice President of Barco’s Meeting Experience Business Unit

Medical Pros Mental Health in Decline as Patient Backlog to Remain Through 2027; Sony Survey Finds

Medical professionals across Europe are experiencing mental health issues on par with levels seen in 2021, when the professionals were in the depths of the pandemic aftermath, new research from Sony Healthcare Europe has found. The survey of 600 oncologists and surgeons from the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the Nordics found 95% had […]

Medical Pros Mental Health in Decline as Patient Backlog to Remain Through 2027; Sony Survey Finds

Congrats to Nureva Founders for Earning Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal

Nureva announced that its founders, Nancy Knowlton and David Martin, have each been awarded a prestigious Meritorious Service Medal. As part of the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division), the medals were awarded to the couple for their exceptional contributions to improving educational opportunities for young people in Canada and abroad. Presented by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, […]

Congrats to Nureva Founders for Earning Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal

Panasonic Connect Sets Guinness World Record for Largest Projection Mapping Install in Tokyo

Panasonic Connect announced that Panasonic’s projection system was chosen to power the world’s largest permanent projection mapping display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku. Certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS as the largest architectural projection-mapped display (permanent), operation commenced on February 25, 2024. Going forward, the system will decorate the building with diverse content […]

Panasonic Connect Sets Guinness World Record for Largest Projection Mapping Install in Tokyo

Video Window Debuts Video Window Immersive for 21:9 and Even 48:9 Videoconferencing

Video Window just launched a new feature dubbed Video Window Immersive – adding 4k video and compatibility with the 21:9 aspect ratio and display sizes from 81” to 105”. Video Window claims to be the first video UCC provider to support both 16:9 landscape and 9:16 portrait immersive support. In addition to 21:9 support, Video Window can […]

Video Window Debuts Video Window Immersive for 21:9 and Even 48:9 Videoconferencing

Tateside Trusts in Taurus UCX to Power Smart Meeting Spaces at Landmark Offices

International business property developer and winner of the 2023 Sunday Times Best Place to Work award, Halkin, recently unveiled another sought-after project at King William Street, London. The landmark workspace, nestled in the heart of the City of London’s financial district, has undergone extensive refurbishment to revolutionize the meeting room experience at the premises. The integration […]

Tateside Trusts in Taurus UCX to Power Smart Meeting Spaces at Landmark Offices

FingerWorks Computer Vision Gets Major Upgrade and Targets Esports and NASCAR

FingerWorks Telestrators announced updates to its FingerWorks Computer Vision real-time player- and field-tracking software. The latest enhancements include iOS support for iPads and iPhones and an improved Tagboard control surface that integrates social media assets into a live production. Building off its success in the professional and collegiate football market, the software is now being used […]

FingerWorks Computer Vision Gets Major Upgrade and Targets Esports and NASCAR

Victory Church One-Ups the Typical HoW with L-Acoustics K2’s

“This system can handle anything,” says Skylark AV Senior Design Engineer Tyler Mergy of the L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker rig newly installed at Victory Church. “Any genre of music, any conference they need to put on, it’ll do it. It’s rider-ready for anything.” The nondenominational evangelical church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, went into the audio upgrade seeking a single solution for various […]

Victory Church One-Ups the Typical HoW with L-Acoustics K2’s

Q-SYS Readies Control for Zoom Rooms App

Q-SYS announced that the Q-SYS Control for Zoom Rooms App is available. The comapny says customers can now enable third-party room controls using the new Q-SYS Control for Zoom Rooms App on all supported Zoom Rooms controller consoles. Q-SYS claims this enhances the Zoom Rooms Controller already deployed in-room with the ability to display a […]

Q-SYS Readies Control for Zoom Rooms App

LG Debuts Bespoke Line of Virtual, XR Production LEDs

LG Business Solutions has launched LG Studio Series DVLED, a new family of giant-screen displays that offer production studios, broadcasters and corporate marketing departments unprecedented opportunities to create professional-grade content using life-sized virtual production stages for on-camera color and clarity. Featuring various MicroLED models with genlock technology, brightness capabilities up to 5,000 nits and pixel […]

LG Debuts Bespoke Line of Virtual, XR Production LEDs

Optoma Launches Three New All-Purpose ProAV Projectors; One with Short Throw

Optoma announced three high brightness WUXGA laser projectors for the ProAV market, the ZU607TST, ZU607T and ZU707T. With 6,000, 6,500 and 7,000 lumens of brightness, respectively, the company says the projectors are aimed at large venues, higher education classrooms and lecture halls, museums, houses of worship, digital signage and immersive installations. For professionals seeking a […]

Optoma Launches Three New All-Purpose ProAV Projectors; One with Short Throw

LAVNCH WEEK 9: ProAV Day Recap

Hello and welcome to the recap of the final day of LAVNCH WEEK 9, ProAV Day! We’ve saved the best for last: ProAV stands as a cornerstone of the AV industry, providing the essential infrastructure and technology needed to deliver seamless audio and visual experiences across various applications. Whether it’s in corporate settings, educational institutions, […]

LAVNCH WEEK 9: ProAV Day Recap

University of Floria Deploys 200+ Screen Signage Network Using Sony BRAVIA

Ranked among U.S. News’ five best public universities in the United States, the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville has been driving innovation and pushing boundaries since 1853. As the diverse and academically rich school evolves, technology plays a key role in enhancing visualization, promoting critical information and facilitating collaboration, while helping to set a […]

University of Floria Deploys 200+ Screen Signage Network Using Sony BRAVIA