QSC Announces Two New Audio, Video and Control Processors Native to Q-SYS Ecosystem

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QSC announced two new audio, video and control processors native to the Q-SYS Ecosystem — the smaller Q-SYS Core 8 Flex and Q-SYS Core Nano. The Core 8 Flex includes onboard analog audio I/O and GPIO plus network I/O while the Q-SYS Core Nano offers network-only audio I/O processing and control. Built on the same […]

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Kramer Launches New Multi-Input Transmitter and Receiver for Switching and Scaling up to 4K@60Hz

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Kramer launched the KIT-400, a multi-input transmitter and receiver that provides switching and scaling up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4). Kramer’s KIT-400 includes the ability to store predefined room setups, letting busy teams start meetings instantly, without wasting time, and easily facilitate connections to wireless host devices, such as the Kramer VIA GO2. KIT-400 simplifies meeting room […]

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Surge in Corporate Video Use Is Fueling Growth in Entry Level Professional Video Products

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By Chris Evans Futuresource Consulting The challenge for many businesses to facilitate home working at scale has proven to be a major catalyst in making video an everyday business tool. This has been one of the most significant operational and cultural changes businesses have faced in decades and has proven to be a fast-track education […]

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Extron Announces Upgrade for LinkLicense — Now Integrating SMP 300 Series With YuJa Video Platform

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Extron has announced the latest LinkLicense upgrade, which integrates SMP 300 Series products with the YuJa video platform. This integration facilitates streaming and publishing of live and on-demand video content by enabling SMP 300 Series devices to ingest recording and livestreaming schedules for publishing to the YuJa video management platform. This unified and integrated experience […]

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SYNNEX VISUALSolv Public Spaces Today: Laura Davis-Taylor and the Safe Place Process

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Hello everyone and welcome to your SYNNEX VISUALSolv Public Spaces Today LAVNCH Day wrapup. I’m your host (during the live portion and this written portion), Steph Beckett! This particular SYNNEX VISUALSolv Day taught us a lot about what we can look forward to and what consumers will expect as they enter public spaces in the […]

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Optoma Unveils ProScene ZU720T Laser WUXGA Projector

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Optoma announced its ProScene ZU720T, a compact, fixed lens, 7500 lumens laser (1920 x 1200) WUXGA projector. The Optoma ZU720T is aimed at digital signage, entertainment, projection mapping, large conference rooms, lecture halls, museums, houses of worship and multiprojector installations. AThe Optoma ProScene ZU720T is 4K and HDR10 compatible (using pixel-shifting technology to simulate 4K) […]

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Barco Launches NexxisCare Software System to Manage ORs Remotely

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Barco launched NexxisCare, a software system that offers the capability to continuously manage ORs in multiple facilities remotely, anticipate issues and improve efficiency in surgical environments, whatever their size. In line with the trend toward big data use in clinical environments, NexxisCare is a flexible, cloud-based software system that enables connecting and managing multiple ORs […]

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LG Business Solutions Launches LG MAGNIT MicroLED Signage Solution

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LG Business Solutions USA is officially launching its microLED signage solution, LG MAGNIT. The solution uses LG’s new “Black Coating” display technology and block-assembly design. It may look familiar (LG showed a sneak peek of it at InfoComm 2019) — microLED features self-emissive micrometer-scale pixels applied directly to the substrate board to deliver images with […]

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ClearOne Releases Conference Controller for CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP Mixer

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The ClearOne Conference Controller is a 10-inch touch screen designed for control of ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 audio DSP mixers as well as COLLABORATE Live videoconferencing room systems. Or, the Conference Controller functions can be accessed from a tablet or smartphone browser as well. Designed to be paired with the CONVERGE Pro 2 DSPs, the […]

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Vanco International Releases Two New Products for Streaming, Recording Audio and Video

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Vanco International introduces two new products for streaming and recording audio and video: the Vanco video recording HD Capture and the PulseAudio audio recording Audio Capture. Both products were developed as inexpensive, wireless AV options that help streamline virtual working, learning and entertaining from home. The Vanco HDCAPT1 allows for HDMI sources to be streamed […]

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Martin Audio Releases iOS App for Its Blackline X Powered Series

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Martin Audio has announced the availability of its first-ever iOS app, XP Connect, for control and streaming for its self-powered portable series, BlacklineX Powered. When BlacklineX Powered launched, users could access the built-in three-channel mixer and onboard Bluetooth streaming by utilizing the rotary panel controls on the back of the loudspeakers. Now all of that […]

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Z-Wave Alliance Announces New Long Range Specification

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The Z-Wave Alliance, a standards organization for advancing the Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, announced the new Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) specification. Engineered to provide significantly extended wireless range and support robust networks, Z-Wave LR extends Z-Wave connectivity beyond the interior boundaries of the home to improve wireless transmission range of peripheral Z-Wave devices […]

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LG Business Solutions USA Enters Fitness Equipment Business With New Touch Display

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LG Business Solutions USA is entering the fitness equipment business with the introduction of a new 15-inch touch screen display designed for various exercise equipment. Featuring LG’s Pro:Idiom and Pro:Centric technologies, the displays can be customized with branded content and unique user interfaces. They are aimed at gyms, hotels, multi-unit living facilities, schools, corporate fitness […]

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Extron and NEC Display Solutions Announce New Collaboration

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Extron and NEC Display Solutions announced a strategic collaboration to guarantee consistent, stable presentation of source content when using select NEC professional displays with the Quantum Ultra 4K Videowall Processor. Displays that pass a testing program are identified as Quantum Ultra Certified. The first NEC products to earn Quantum Ultra Certification encompass the MultiSync UNxx2xx […]

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Waves Audio Kaleidoscopes Plug-In Now Available

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Waves Audio has released the Kaleidoscopes plug-in. Waves Kaleidoscopes is a suite of phaser, flanger, chorus and tremolo sounds. The plug-in’s unique Dual Cascade engines enable you to combine or “cascade” any two effects for different textures. The plug-in also features intelligent triggers that respond dynamically to your playing in real-time. Kaleidoscopes is a secret […]

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VI-Grade Uses Barco Projectors for DYNAMIC Driving Simulator

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Barco and VI-grade, a provider turnkey dynamic driving simulators, continue their long-standing partnership using Barco projectors for the recently launched DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator. According to Barco, VI-grade leads the way in providing best-in-class software products and revolutionary turnkey solutions for static and dynamic driving simulators. Recently they launched their new DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator, […]

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Modulo Pi Announces Multi-Projector Calibration Module

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Modulo Pi has announced the availability of a new multi-projector auto-calibration module. The auto-calibration system is available as an option for the Modulo Player and Modulo Kinetic media servers, allowing them to automatically align multiple video projectors on planar, curved and dome surfaces. The auto-calibration module comes as an option for the Modulo Player and […]

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Newest Generation of Crestron Flex Videoconferencing Solutions Now Shipping

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Crestron is now shipping the new generation of its Crestron Flex videoconferencing platform. Crestron Flex delivers native Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms software conferencing systems, as well as options with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) support. Crestron Flex brings a new design to the product lineup along with new feature sets and touch screens that provide smart room […]

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Tripleplay and Onelan Launch Occupancy Management Solutions for Public Spaces

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Tripleplay and Onelan announced the launch of their Occupancy Management Solutions for retail, corporate, education and other public space facilities helping to ensure safe social distancing. Utilizing anonymized data from CCTV cameras, content is triggered depending on real-time occupancy levels, which are displayed on digital signage at key locations within or outside offices, shops, and […]

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ARX Systems Updates MiXXMaker USB Mic/Line Master Mixer

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ARX Systems has recently upgraded its MiXXMaker wireless audio, USB Mic/Line Master Mixer. The new version will start shipping in September 2020. Responding to an increase in demand for a professional 1RU solution that can interface with smartphones, tablets, laptops and other MiniJack and USB enabled devices, the MIXXMaker is designed to deal with various […]

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MSolutions’ IP Network Analyzer Software Now Compatible With Netgear Managed Switches

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MSolutions announced that its IP Network Analyzer software is now compatible with Netgear managed switches for more comprehensive, in-field testing of AV-over-IP networks. Netgear becomes the second network switch brand supported by the software, following last month’s initial release with Cisco switch compatibility. MSolutions has also added two new IP Network Analyzer software features — […]

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Vivitek Releases DLP-based Ultra-Portable Projector

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The new Vivitek DU857 is a WUXGA (1920 x 1200 resolution) DLP-based ultra-portable projector aimed at medium-sized meeting rooms. Integrated with DLP BrilliantColor technology, it’s spec’d at 5000 lumens of brightness using a 4,000-hour lamp. In addition, it has a six-segment color wheel and a user-controlled adjustable contrast ratio. Added to the projector is a […]

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Extron Announces Availability of New Stereo Audio Power Amplifier

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Extron announced the availability of the NetPA U 1002 stereo audio power amplifier. This Dante enabled amplifier delivers 100 watts per channel in a half rack, 1U, convection cooled, plenum-rated enclosure that includes rack mount hardware. Dante connectivity makes it easy to distribute audio from a centralized location to decentralized remote amplifiers throughout a facility, […]

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JVC Professional Video Updates CONNECTED CAM Firmware

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JVC Professional Video just launched the new CONNECTED CAM firmware update. Using the open-source Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) technology, JVC adds Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Stream Identifier (ID) to its 500 Series and 900 Series CONNECTED CAM cameras. Adding FEC to JVC’s CONNECTED CAM allows for redundant data stream packet loss recovery, meaning that […]

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Epson Announces Eight New Projectors for K-12, UCC Application

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Epson has announced availability of eight new projectors designed for K-12 classrooms and small to medium-sized conference rooms. The PowerLite E20, X49, W49, 118, 119W, 982W, 992F and 1288 range from budget-friendly, network-ready classroom projectors to wireless, portable meeting room solutions. The new lineup offers better audio, enhanced connectivity, and widescreen options for today’s COVID-environment […]

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Optoma Releases 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels

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Optoma announced its Creative Touch 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs) Thursday. The panels are available in 65”, 75” and 86” formats. Expanding upon its line of Creative Touch IFPs, the new 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels offer 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160), annotation tools and connectivity aimed at classrooms, lecture halls, boardrooms and meeting rooms. […]

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Pure Resonance Audio Releases Omni Drop Tile Ceiling Speaker Array

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The Pure Resonance Audio SD5 SuperDispersion omnidirectional drop tile ceiling speaker array claims a 360-degree coverage pattern with vocal articulation and low distortion. The SD5 provides 50’ by 50’ of audio coverage with zero frequency cancellation. According to Pure Resonance, strategically engineered waveguides shape the sound as it travels away from the speaker array, eliminating […]

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Luxul’s New Cloud Management Solution Is Available for Dealers

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The Luxul ProWatch cloud management solution is now available for dealers. The solution is a free service for all integrators who install Luxul routers — and it claims an easy setup and makes it simple to remotely monitor a client’s AV system, get real-time notifications of failures and quickly resolve issues. ProWatch is downloadable via […]

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Bummer Alert: AV in EMEA Could Decline to $65 Billion in 2020

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Following a rise to $71 billion in 2019, the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) ProAV market is set to fall by 9% in 2020 to $65 billion as COVID-19 impacts regional economies, according to the new 2020 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) EMEA Summary produced by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. […]

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Shure Held in Contempt Over August 2019 Mic Patent Order

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ClearOne and Shure continue to battle via the courts — with the latest ruling that Shure is held in contempt over its MXA910-A ceiling microphone. A judge in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois ruled that “Shure has violated the preliminary injunction order and is found in contempt because it designed […]

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BrightSign Intros Entry-Level Audio Player

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BrightSign today announced the BrightSign AU335, an entry-level audio player that supports the latest sound technologies. The player’s ARC and eARC support enables the AU335 to distribute up to three zones of audio to soundbars and AV receivers that offer high-bandwidth, 24-bit sound, including Dolby Atmos. Consumer audio products are particularly challenging to display in-store. […]

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