Magewell Releases New SDK — Expanding its Support for Apple

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Magewell has expanded its support for the Mac platform with a new SDK for its PCI Express capture cards, plug-and-play and external capture devices. Available immediately, the SDK lets third-party developers directly access the advanced capabilities of Magewell capture devices in their macOS and OS X software applications. Magewell’s USB Capture Gen 2, USB Capture […]

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USAV Builds New International Partner Program

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USAV, a PSA division, announced the release Monday of its International Partner Program (IPP), expanding its global presence with integrators and vendors. The IPP creates a more substantial business networking opportunity for all members across the globe in delivering collaboration solutions. USAV aims to provide a more comprehensive network of resources and opportunities to its […]

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ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: CX, Crystal Balls and a Hot Debate on AV-over-IP

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ProAV is at a crossroads today. And it’s not just because so many of us are working from home and don’t know what the commercial/business space will look like in three months, even with well-researched predictions. Big innovations in ProAV were happening long before COVID-19, but the pandemic has expedited — expedited like the first […]

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Sony Hires Rich Ventura to Lead B2B Strategy

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Sony Electronics announced the appointment Monday of Rich Ventura as vice president of B2B for Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Professional Division. In this role, Ventura will provide insight, strategy and leadership to Sony’s display, remote camera and solutions product portfolio directly overseeing business and product management as well as all B2B marketing communications strategies. […]

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Extron Has a New Customizable AV System Control Interface

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Extron introduced the NBP 50 Network Button Panel on Friday — it’s a customizable AV system control interface for Extron Pro Series control systems and HC 400 Series products. Network Button Panels connect to a control processor using standard Ethernet. These customizable control panels work in conjunction with a control processor to perform a wide […]

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We Want ISE 2021 to Happen, Don’t You? An AV Debut in Barcelona

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Planning for Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2021 is well underway — the 17th year of ISE will take place at its new home at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía, Feb. 2-5, 2021. The exhibition center plans to reopen for business in September. This will follow the successful completion of a collaboration with risk-mitigation consultancy […]

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Mo-Sys Engineering Develops Tracking Kit to Add VR Experiences to Live Sports

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Mo-Sys Engineering has announced an interesting approach to bringing the atmosphere back to live sports amid COVID-19 restrictions. Providing precision, zero-latency tracking for any camera (including ultra-long box lenses for sport), the Mo-Sys camera tracking kit interfaces directly to the Unreal Engine or any broadcast render engine, allowing production companies to add virtual crowds to […]

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Sessions We Loved From InfoComm 2020 Connected

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By: Steph Beckett & Leah McCann The first-ever virtual InfoComm 2020 Connected was held Tuesday-Thursday of this week, and it was packed with products, education and networking. This was a historic event — the first-ever online version of InfoComm — so we wanted to make sure we were there for it and provided our coverage/insights. […]

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Survey | Assessing Collaboration Tech and Tools in Today’s Market

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A lot has changed over the past three to four months. Most of the world’s professionals are working from home (or working from anywhere) using different video conferencing platforms and a myriad of collaboration tools to continue working. We want to get a sense of how COVID-19 and recent work-from-home (or work from anywhere other […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 Is Coming. Here’s How to Get In On It.

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I can’t believe it’s already the middle of June. More specifically, I can’t believe it’s already June 18, because that means LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 is only FOUR days away. You didn’t know there was a LAVNCH WEEK 2.0? Where ya been? This week, we’ve been previewing some of the great presenter content planned for LAVNCH […]

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QSC’s Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager Now Available in Six More Countries

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QSC announced Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is now available in six additional countries including New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is an AV monitoring and management service for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including native and third-party peripheral devices. One secure connection from each Q-SYS Core processor to the Q-SYS […]

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22MILES Unveils Protection-as-a-Service Solution — TempDefend

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22Miles has launched what the company says is “the industry’s first Protection-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution.” 22Miles created TempDefend as a protective digital signage communication and direction tool, providing a building’s first point of communication and management to prevent viral spread. Using 22Miles’s thermo-sensing technology, TempDefend couples advanced camera hardware, facial and body temperature detection software, integrated […]

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Eric Yuan and Zoom Deliver “Mic-Drop” to Cisco, MS Teams, BlueJeans and Google Meet

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Since releasing the draft design of Zoom’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on May 22, the company says it has engaged with civil liberties organizations, our CISO council, child safety advocates, encryption experts, government representatives, its own users and others to gather their feedback on this feature. The company also says it has explored new technologies to […]

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SSL Is Now Shipping the New ORIGIN Analog Mixing Console

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Solid State Logic (SSL) announced that its new ORIGIN analog mixing console is now shipping to approved global partners and dealers. ORIGIN is the latest in its line of SSL studio mixing consoles and falls price-range-wise under $50,000. SSL pushes ORIGIN as the company’s first large-format analog studio mixing console in over a decade. The […]

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Samsung Announces Range of Back-to-Business Commercial Display Solutions

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced a range of commercial display solutions Tuesday to get companies back to business. According to Samsung, the displays focus on the three areas of safety, collaboration and communications. The company worked with partners on display solutions that equip business owners with the tools to operate successfully and efficiently. Access & […]

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Guess Who’s Entered the 4K Projector Market? LG, That’s Who! (Yes, Projectors)

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LG Business Solutions USA introduced two new 3840 x 2160 laser projectors designed for the commercial AV market. The LG ProBeam is a 5000-lumen projector aimed at corporate, hospital and education environments and a new ultra-short-throw LG CineBeam is a 4K projector that makes a 120-inch image from just 7.2 inches from the wall. Both […]

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AJA Video Systems Releases New Firmware for Its Portable Multichannel H.264 Recorder/Player

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AJA Video Systems has released the Ki Pro GO v2.0 firmware for its portable multichannel H.264 recorder and player. The update introduces enhancements for improved H.264 recording quality and reliability, including recording support for up to 25 Mbps, 10-bit and 4:2:2 color space, in addition to new expanded timecode capabilities with LTC, enhanced super out […]

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5 Questions With Laurie Englert for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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Laurie Englert is the VP of customer experience for Legrand | AV, and she’ll be delivering our keynote presentation on the much-anticipated ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. I was excited to hear what Laurie was planning to discuss for her LAVNCH WEEK keynote; so to find out, I asked her my five burning questions. […]

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Imagine If LG’s Transparent OLED Was Touch-Enabled; Well, Now It Is!

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a touch version of its transparent OLED displays Wednesday. The new 55-inch LG Transparent OLED Touch Display (model 55EW5TF) uses projected capacitive (P-Cap) film technology for a responsive touch experience while still allowing significantly greater transparency than conventional transparent LCD displays, according to LG. By the nature of OLED’s self-lighting […]

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Waves Audio Announces First Products of Waves Commercial Audio Line

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Waves Audio announces the first products of its new Waves Commercial Audio line: the Waves CA1000 and CA2000 Commercial Audio DSP Engines. According to the company, Waves Commercial Audio DSP engines dramatically improve audio playback quality and speech intelligibility in any Dante-based AV installation. Each product is a single-box software-plus-hardware solution, featuring over two dozen […]

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LG Releases New Indoor and Outdoor LED Signage Options

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LG Business Solutions USA doubled down on its commitment to LED display technology with over three dozen indoor and outdoor LED signage models. According to LG, the new models are ideal for a diverse range of commercial applications, including stores, restaurants, conference rooms, hotels, theaters, museums and more. The announcement was made during the InfoComm […]

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Vaddio Adds EasyIP Switcher and Ceiling Mic to Its Lineup of AV-over-IP Solutions

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Vaddio’s EasyIP Ecosystem added the EasyIP Mixer and EasyIP CeilingMIC D Tuesday. The EasyIP Mixer combines multiple audio channels, including up to four Dante sources like the EasyIP CeilingMIC D, and up to four Vaddio EasyIP Cameras. The EasyIP Mixer features video switching, simultaneous 1080p@60Hz USB 3.0 and HDMI outputs, trigger inputs for control, and […]

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Powersoft Extends Fixed Install Ranges With Two New Products

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Powersoft has extended its fixed install ranges with the introduction of the two-channel Duecanali 6404 DSP+D and the four-channel Quattrocanali 8804 DSP+D. Both products feature Dante digital audio networking architecture and onboard, high-end signal processing, as well as deliver 175 Vpeak, making them ideal for high SPL applications, such as clubs and performance venues and […]

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Elo’s new Huddle Kit Is a Turnkey UCC Kit to Make Any Space a Zoom, Teams, BlueJeans or Webex Room

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Elo announced Huddle Kit Tuesday, an accessories bundle that pairs with Elo’s 4K interactive displays to provide a collaboration and videoconferencing solution for businesses. As corporate offices continue to reopen post-COVID, there’s an increased focus on smaller huddle meeting rooms supporting a hybrid mix of office-based and remote employees. With Elo’s new huddle room solution, […]

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Panasonic Finally Decides to Compete With Barco’s ClickShare With PressIT; And, Adds New Projectors and an IFP, Too

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Panasonic announced several UCC-based solutions Tuesday, along with technology configurations to address the need for flexible remote work and learning environments. Addressing the migration challenge of classroom learning to distance learning, Panasonic is offering a solutions-based architecture that simplifies the process and encourages remote collaboration between educators and students while replicating the in-class experience. The […]

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Magewell Is the Newest Member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions

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The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) introduced its newest member Tuesday: Magewell. The company joins AIMS as the adoption of SMPTE ST 2110 continues to accelerate in the broadcast market. The alliance’s new Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) set of open standards and specifications gains momentum in the ProAV industry. “One of our key […]

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5 Minutes With Chuck Wilson for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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Chuck Wilson is the executive director of the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), and he’ll be debating the future of commercial integration with Gary Kayye live on ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. I wanted to hear what Chuck had planned for this LAVNCH & Learn session/debate, so I reached out to get a teaser […]

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How to Navigate Your Way Through InfoComm 2020 Connected — Which Starts Today

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The schedule for InfoComm 2020 Connected, which starts today, is exciting and full. InfoComm 2020 Connected is this year’s virtual version of InfoComm — with products, education and networking, organizer AVIXA says; it’s being held the same week that InfoComm would have been held (June 16-18) in person this year. Here’s the breakdown of InfoComm […]

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Dynacord Adds First Member of Its MXE Matrix Mix Engine Series

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Following the launch of the IPX and TGX amplifiers and SONICUE sound system software, Dynacord now adds the MXE5, its first member of the MXE matrix mix engine series. The 24 x 24 crosspoint-performance audio matrix offers both routing and mixing functionalities, with 12 analog mic/line inputs, eight line outputs and 24 Dante audio channels. […]

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Adamson Systems Engineering Releases CS-Series Loudspeakers

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Adamson Systems Engineering is officially launching its CS-Series sub-compact, networkable loudspeakers with onboard amplification, DSP and Milan-ready AVB connectivity. The CS-Series loudspeaker offerings are available as stand-alone products or as an upgrade to existing S-Series enclosures. Their Milan-ready AVB architecture offers network integration and boasts built-in network redundancy contained in a single cable to relay […]

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Legrand AV Announces Availability of Its New Rail Player

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Legrand | AV announced Tuesday that the Nuvo P600 DIN Rail Player is now available in the United States. Designed for installation in projects incorporating the international DIN rail mounting standard, Legrand says the P600 provides any room with instant access to endless music options from networked collections. It also gives access to a variety […]

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