New RTI ADA-1 Audio Distribution Solution Ships

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RTI is shipping its new audio distribution solutions: digital audio converters (DACs), a delay module and an extender kit, including the RTI ADA-1 Dolby digital-to-analog downmixer and the VDM1x HDMI downscaler with downmixer. The RTI ADA-1 decodes audio signals from sources with S/PDIF coaxial or TOSLINK optical outputs, such as Blu-ray players and media streamers […]

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TrueConf Announces TrueConf Group Videoconferencing Solution

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TrueConf announced this week a new offering called TrueConf Group, a videoconferencing endpoint with built-in MCU that boasts high-quality video and audio clarity. TrueConf Group will be available for shipping globally sometime this fall in multiple configurations as ready-to-use kits for meeting rooms. TrueConf Group includes: 1080p60 video and content and enables users to share […]

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Nureva Microphone Mist Patents Announced

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Nureva announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued three new patents for the Nureva Microphone Mist technology platform. Patents numbered 10,063,987 and 10,397,726 describe the ability to focus sound signals in a shared 3D space and patent 10,387,108 describes the use of sound source positional information to derive automatic gain control output […]

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Panopto Video Content Management System Now Available on Zoom App Marketplace

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Panopto today announced a new release of its integration with Zoom Video Communications, Inc., available for the first time on the Zoom App Marketplace. The integration brings together Zoom’s video communications solutions with Panopto’s video content management system, providing organizations with a way to manage, search and securely share Zoom recordings. Many organizations have begun […]

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NSCA Compensation & Benefits Report for 2019 Released

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NSCA has just released its 2019 Compensation & Benefits Report, which is based on data gathered from nearly 600 systems integrators across North America. In its sixth iteration, the report tracks and benchmarks compensation and benefits data for a variety of key positions within the industry, including technical, non-technical and C-suite roles. Systems integration firms […]

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MXL AC-44 Audio Tracking System for Zoom Rooms Released

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MXL Microphones is coming out with the MXL AC-44 Audio Tracking System, which will integrate with most Zoom-certified cameras. The bundle consists of a three-microphone array utilizing MXL’s new AC-44 miniature USB microphone, which boasts an extra-small footprint, (measuring only 2.5” x 3”), while delivering exceptional sound clarity in a wide pickup arc. The three […]

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Zoom Is the Apple of AV, Cisco Is Microsoft and Poly Is Motorola

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I had this thought back at Zoomtopia 2018, but after Zoomtopia 2019, it’s clear: Zoom is the Apple of the AV industry. Zoom is what? All of the eyes in AV were looking at Zoom yesterday. If you don’t believe me, look at the social stats of tweets and LinkedIn posts about Zoom Video Communications, […]

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Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching Adds Jabra PanaCast Compatibility

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Jabra announced today that Zoom Video Communications, Inc. selected the Jabra PanaCast as the video solution for its new telepresence capability, Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching. Announced this week at Zoomtopia, Zoom’s user conference, the Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching is an added feature to Zoom Rooms. (Zoom Rooms equips every sized conference room with all of […]

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DTEN ON 55″ Zoom Rooms for Touch Appliance Announced at Zoomtopia

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Functioning as a Zoom Rooms for Touch Appliance, the DTEN ON 55’’ is a dedicated 4K resolution touch Zoom-based Collaboration Board (think Google Jamboard, but for Zoom) that includes video conferencing, a mic-array, speakers, a camera and interactive whiteboarding as well as annotation. But, instead of buying the board outright, you an lease it or […]

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Poly Studio X Series Video Bar Announced at Zoomtopia 2019

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Yesterday at Zoomtopia, Poly announced two new purpose-built, all-in-one video bars, the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50. The Poly Studio X Series does not require an external PC or Mac to drive the Zoom Rooms experience and features new Poly MeetingAI capabilities for audio and video experiences built on machine learning and artificial […]

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Zoom and Neat Launch a Meeting Room System

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Yesterday at Zoomtopia 2019, Neat launched a Zoom-certified meeting room system that it says was built from the ground up and developed in close partnership with Zoom. In fact, the company said that Zoom has financially invested and will actually handle technical support for it, too. Based in Oslo, Norway, Neat has offices in the […]

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Crestron Releases Flex for Zoom Rooms at Zoomtopia 2019

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Crestron debuted the Crestron Flex for Zoom Rooms at Zoomtopia 2019, Zoom’s annual user conference (Oct. 15-16 in San Jose, California). The Crestron Flex is a line of unified communications solutions that come with native Zoom Rooms software functionality. “Crestron Flex for Zoom Rooms raises the bar,” said Eric Yu, hardware partnership manager of Zoom. […]

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Zoom Announces Expanded Platform, New Technologies at Zoomtopia 2019

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Zoom Video Communications just announced at Zoomtopia 2019 (its annual user conference) that major additions are coming to its software platforms. All of these, which are outlined below, will be become available on the platform by the end of January 2020. New Zoom Rooms Appliances: These are purpose-built Zoom Rooms hardware devices that Zoom is […]

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Yamaha YVC-1000 USB and Bluetooth Speakerphone Now Zoom Certified

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Yamaha just announced that the Yamaha YVC-1000 USB and Bluetooth speakerphone for Zoom Rooms are now Zoom certified. Designed for medium and large conference spaces and multipurpose meeting rooms, the Yamaha YVC-1000 USB and Bluetooth audio solution features a separate microphone and full-range speaker unit that can be placed close to a display for blended […]

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URC Adds Two-Way Total Control of QMotion Qadvanced Shades

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URC today added a two-way module for Total Control of Qadvanced automated roller shading systems from QMotion (a brand of Legrand). The module, available to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal, makes it easy for commercial or residential end users using any URC Total Control interface to raise, lower, stop and set the level […]

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Zoom Partner Program Expanded, Integrator Certification Added

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Zoom announced they’ve changed its hardware and integrator partner programs and not only added a recertification program but also added tiers to it, too. Established in 2018 to help customers implement hardware and streamline the deployment of Zoom Rooms and other Zoom products, the Zoom partner program provides an ecosystem approach of Zoom solutions. The […]

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Extron Introduces the XTP II CP 4i HD DMA 4K PLUS XTP Input Board

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Extron has introduced the XTP II CP 4i HD DMA 4K PLUS, an XTP input board that provides four HDMI inputs with multi-channel audio downmixing and stereo audio connectivity. It is HDCP 2.2-compliant and accommodates data rates up to 18 Gbps for support of video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 color sampling. Multichannel audio […]

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LG Launches UT770H Nanocell Smart TVs for Hospitality

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LG Business Solutions USA has launched the first 4K Ultra TVs designed specifically for the hospitality market with NanoCell display technology. LG’s UT770H series of Pro:Centric smart hospitality TVs brings LG’s LCD TV display technology from the consumer market into the hotel room for the first time. These new hotel TVs leverage the power of […]

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Visionary Solutions and Automation Connection Partner for DTVGameControl

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Visionary Solutions has partnered with Automation Connection to add support for its AV-over-IP encoders and decoders in Automation Connection’s DTVGameControl software for iPad. DTVGameControl is a floor-plan-based iPad application with integrated guide data for controlling DirecTV, cable and Dish Network receivers, as well as video tiling, video walls and audio sources in any hospitality environment. […]

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MXL Microphones Debuts APS Podcasting Bundle

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MXL Microphones just debuted its APS Podcasting Bundle, including a microphone stand and XLR/USB adapter – specifically designed for live streamers and podcasters. The MXL BCD-1 Broadcast Dynamic Microphone is an end address microphone with a tuned grill that eliminates internal reflections while a built-in swivel mount allows for easier positioning when combined with the […]

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Corporate Event Audiences Need Interactive ProAV, AVIXA Research Finds

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AVIXA announced Thursday that in its latest Market Opportunity Analysis Report (MOAR): Corporate Events, the findings overwhelmingly show that corporate event audiences demand interactive ProAV technology. Of the $247 billion total ProAV market of 2019, the live events market represents $26.7 billion. The report details that the live events market aims to satisfy corporate event […]

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New Leyard Planar Showrooms Added, Video Wallapalooza 2019 Continues

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Leyard and Planar announced the addition of two showrooms in Irvine, California and Oakland, California, further expanding the company’s U.S. presence by providing 10 North American showrooms. Leyard and Planar are also bringing their latest advanced display technologies to customers and partners across the U.S. and Canada at Video Wallapalooza 2019. This year the company’s event series […]

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ISE 2020 Registration Now Open: We Have Your Free Entry Pass

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ISE 2020 registration opens this week. Show organizers say ISE 2020 is set to be the most compelling and undoubtedly the largest, Integrated Systems Europe show ever. Taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on 11-14 February, ISE 2020 is a leading event for the professional systems integration channel and end-users of AV technologies and solutions. […]

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CAST Software wysiwyg R43 Finally Available as 64-Bit Application

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CAST Software just dropped the long-awaited 64-bit version of wysiwyg R43, now available on the CAST Members Area for download. Converting the wysiwyg application to a 64-bit architecture was no small feat. In January 2019, the wysiwyg development team evaluated the status of this project, specifically the percentage of wysiwyg modules converted to 64-bit versus […]

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Avocor Partners with Logitech for Zoom Room Touch Solution

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Avocor has partnered with Logitech for a Zoom Rooms for Touch solution: the Avocor ALZ collaboration boards, comprised of three sizes available in two performance options. The Avocor ALZ systems combine Logitech MeetUp with an Avocor display and Zoom-ready Avocor Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) Windows-10 Intel i7, to seamlessly enable powerful and secure communication as well as whiteboard […]

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With T1V HubVC, Your Zoom Room Can Launch a Microsoft Teams or Webex Meeting

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM T1V Last week, I had the opportunity to officially launch (using LinkedIn’s new Live video feature) the new T1V HubVC, a new collaboration board from T1V. You can watch the LIVE videocast here: What’s T1V HubVC? It’s a collaboration board that teams can use to wirelessly share devices, whiteboard […]

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Almo Pro A/V E4 Experience Stops in Atlanta October 15th

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Almo Pro A/V will make its final 2019 E4 Experience stop in Atlanta on October 15th. E4 Atlanta features high quality courses worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs), including a special session focused on the “next-generation workplace.” Other highlights include Almo’s new Zoom Room Bundles, an Almo Sound Options Audio Pavilion and an autograph signing […]

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Nureva Updates Jira Software Integration In Span Workspace

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Nureva has announced an update to the Jira software integration with Span Workspace, Nureva’s expansive cloud-based digital canvas for visual planning and collaboration. Jira issues that are represented by digital sticky notes in a Span canvas can now be updated either in Jira or in Span Workspace, and the changes will be synchronized between the […]

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Utelogy Announces USB Device Monitoring

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Utelogy has announced that USB device monitoring has been added to its platform to allow IT departments to manage UCC systems (web-based conferencing software) easier and more quickly. How does it work? With companies rapidly moving to unified communications (UC) including Microsoft Teams, Webex, Zoom and Ring Central and other computer-based collaboration platforms, a growing […]

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Optoma ProScene ZK507 Laser Projector Launches

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Optoma today launched the Optoma ProScene ZK507 laser projector, with native 4K UHD resolution specified at 5,000 lumens and aimed at higher education and corporate installs. Using a 1-chip DLP engine and integrated with HDR10 and HLG color compatibility, the laser-based ProScene ZK507 has features such as 15% vertical lens shift, 1.6x optical zoom and […]

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