Kramer VIA Campus2 PLUS Offers Document Collaboration in Meetings

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Kramer’s new VIA Campus2 PLUS is a simultaneous wired and wireless presentation and collaboration solution with a 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI input for wired connectivity. With any laptop or mobile device, users can view, edit and comment on a shared document and record sessions. Meeting participants can display or stream full uninterrupted HD video (up to […]

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ISE 2020: Black Box’s Doug Kuzma, SDVoE Alliance’s Justin Kennington Talk AV-Over-IP Training Tour

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We already told you that the SDVoE Alliance is teaming up with Black Box and NETGEAR to sponsor a series of Design Partner Certification Live events >> register here for the tour. But just in case you need a refresher, the SDVoE Design Partner certification program teaches you how to take full advantage of the […]

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Yorktel Buys Video Corporation of America’s Assets

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AV integrators Yorktel announced today that it will be acquiring the business assets of Video Corporation of America (VCA), a New Jersey-based provider of audio video integration, digital signage and unified communications solutions and services. “With very little overlap in our respective customer portfolios, the team at VCA brings extensive experience in audio and video […]

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BenQ Launches EW800ST Education Projector

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BenQ has launched the EW800ST, an education projector with Google cloud account integration, screen-mirroring and wired as well as wireless connectivity for K-12 classrooms. Using its Dust Guard technology and Lamp Save mode, the short-throw projector also includes X-Sign Broadcast, a centralized messaging and display-scheduling system. The 1280×800 resolution 1-chip DLP EW800ST’s user interface is […]

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Here’s a Glimpse Into How the ProAV Market is Doing

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On the third day of ISE last week, with little fanfare, Barco announced its 2019 earnings report while also commenting on how they think 2020 will play out. As we have very few publicly traded companies of this magnitude in the commercial AV space, I always appreciate Barco’s earnings report as it’s become a bellwether […]

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Effectively Reaching New Customers

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In December, I was a panelist for a session of the HETMA conference. I can not recall the exact conversation that led to us discussing getting cold calls from vendors. Several of us who are “customers” replied how much we dislike getting the cold calls or emails. What struck me most about the conversation and […]

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ISE 2020: ScreenBeam May Have Secretly Shown the First UCC Room Integration of a PC-Less Meeting Room

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  You may know ScreenBeam as that wireless sharing company. But, at ISE, I stumbled upon a hidden demo in the back corner of the company’s stand where it had added UCC-based video collaboration into its product. (Think Barco ClickShare Conference but imagine having the Zoom client right on the ScreenBeam instead of needing a […]

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Silex Insight Debuts Product Using Gary Kayye’s Digital Canvas Concept Using AV-Over-IP

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Silex Insight announced that its AV-over-IP board (called VIPER) now offers 4K multiview supporting up to 12 simultaneous streams of 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) resolution, with ultra-low latency. You can place all 12 video windows on one screen, tile them, layer them or spread them anywhere across a 4K image. The True 4K Multiview solution from Silex […]

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Nextera Video and Adeas Partner with Xilinx, Build FPGA Core Set for AV-Over-IP

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Nextera Video and Adeas have partnered with Xilinx to build an FPGA core set for AV-over-IP. The Nextera/Adeas cores conform to SMPTE standards for ST2110 Video/Audio over IP, including ST2059 precision time protocol and NMOS control software. The transition from HDMI/SDI to IP is already well underway with SMPTE standardized solutions being rapidly adopted in […]

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Environmental Lights Launches New Five-in-One LED Light Sheets

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Environmental Lights announced the launch of the new five-in-one LED Light Sheets. The five-in-one LED Light Sheet is a cuttable and modular light sheet designed specifically for backlighting applications where bolder colors or softer pastels are of importance. Five LEDs are packaged in every node on each light sheet. All five colors can be mixed […]

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SpinetiX Partners With Simply NUC to Put SpinetiX ARYA and DSOS on the Intel NUC

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SpinetiX announced a partnership with Simply NUC to offer SpinetiX ARYA cloud service and DSOS operating system on the Intel NUC. As a result, the Intel NUC running SpinetiX ARYA and DSOS will be offered to Simply NUC customers in North America and Europe. Commercial-grade Intel NUCs are combined with the SpinetiX DSOS operating system […]

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StarLeaf Launches Three New UCC Offerings at ISE 2020

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StarLeaf launched some new products into the UCC space at ISE last week: StarLeaf Huddle, StarLeaf MultiJoin and StarLeaf for Teams. StarLeaf Huddle is an all-in-one video meeting room solution designed for video meetings in smaller spaces. StarLeaf Huddle claims to be easy to install and it includes a microphone, wide-angle camera, touch screen and […]

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Extron Introduces Interactive Wayfinding Interface

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Extron just introduced the TLSI 201, an interactive wayfinding interface that provides real-time meeting space availability, status and location information using a centralized display. Designed to connect directly with Extron Room Scheduling panels, the interactive wayfinding interface enables users to easily locate and book meeting spaces and make ad hoc meeting reservations. Simply configure the […]

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How Dante Could Disrupt the AV-Over-IP Market

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By Aviad Cohen Founder, Comeet I’ve been a fan of AV-over-IP ever since I first worked with the technology — but the number of vendors and different solutions out in the market make it very hard for customers to choose. How could an AV investment be protected if there is no standard? You can be […]

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Kramer Releases New Wireless Sharing Options for UCC and Education Spaces

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Kramer just launched the VIA GO² and VIA Campus² wireless sharing options aimed at meeting and educational spaces. Aimed at classrooms, huddle spaces and small meeting spaces, VIA GO² is a compact wireless sharing device that’s been upgraded to have a 4K HDMI output, 1024-bit encryption, 60-hertz video streaming and native AirPlay, Miracast and Chromebook. […]

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Black Box and NETGEAR to Sponsor SDVoE Design Partner Certification Events Worldwide

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Black Box and NETGEAR are teaming up to sponsor a series of SDVoE Design Partner Certification Live events in cities around the world. The training program supports attendees in becoming consultants and designers who can guide integrators, installers and end users in leveraging the SDVoE standard for high-performance AV network deployments. The training will provide […]

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URC Announces New Feature for Total Control Smart Automation and Control System

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URC announced a new feature for URC’s Total Control smart automation and control system called Custom Device Layouts, which allows authorized dealers to customize the user interface for each device. Using URC’s Accelerator 2.0 programming software, dealers will be able to customize the landing page for each device with a modular button layout, combine features […]

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DTEN Introduces New Zoom-Room Collaboration Products at ISE 2020

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DTEN introduced two new Zoom Room-based collaboration products at ISE 2020 Tuesday. The DTEN GO with DTEN Mate turns any existing display panel (even a consumer TV) into a Zoom Rooms for Touch. The video bar with an accompanying wireless controller that enables content annotation and interactive whiteboarding on a monitor that’s not touch-enabled. DTEN […]

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An AV-Over-IP Update

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By Adam Cox Senior Analyst, Futuresource Consulting Low-latency AV-over-IP solutions are on the rise across a range of key verticals, presenting clear advantages over competing technologies. Yet, technology continues to struggle to achieve mass-market acceptance. Adam Cox, senior analyst at Futuresource Consulting, explores some of the challenges and takes us through the detail. AV-over-IP has […]

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Epson Showcases Projection Lineup and Smart Glasses at ISE 2020

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Epson announced it will be showcasing its extensive and impressive laser projection lineup and smart glasses at ISE 2020. From the laser-powered BrightLink 1485Fi interactive display to the high-end 30,000-lumen laser projector and an all-new ELPLX03 ultra-short-throw lens, Epson will wow attendees with new projection possibilities and a wide range of display technology at the […]

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Sony Will Release a New Beamforming Microphone for Hands-Free Applications in Spring 2020

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Sony Electronics announced the details Tuesday of a new beamforming microphone, the MAS-A100, designed for “hands-free” lectures and presentations. The ceiling-mount microphone is designed for both speech reinforcement and recording using both beamforming technology and an Intelligent Feedback Reducer function. The microphone has a dual-channel output for simultaneous recording that captures the speaker and student’s/participants’ […]

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NEC Display Solutions Europe Extends Platinum Partnership with UC Workspace

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NEC Display Solutions Europe and UC Workspace just announced an extension of NEC Display Solutions’ Platinum Partnership. NEC will release a customized version of Quicklaunch in the second quarter this year and will preview it at ISE 2020 on Feb 11-14. NEC is also previewing the NEC Room Management Service, powered by UC Workspace, at […]

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Sennheiser Debuts New Version of MobileConnect Streaming Solution

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At this year’s ISE, Sennheiser debuted a new version of its MobileConnect streaming solution, offering students an individual assistive listening capability through the convenience of their own smartphone. The system provides operators the ability to implement complex architectures and to manage them from a central location. The Wi-Fi-based MobileConnect system delivers high audio quality with […]

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UC Workspace Extends Partnership with Avocor

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UC Workspace has announced an extension of Avocor’s Platinum Partnership. Avocor will release an exclusive, purpose-built version of UC Workspace’s flagship product, Quicklaunch, in Q2 2020 and has previewed it at ISE. Additionally, Avocor will also preview UC Workspace’s UC Central and WEAV on the company’s stand 13-C110 at ISE in Amsterdam, Feb. 11-14. The […]

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Sennheiser Launches SpeechLine Multi-Channel Receiver

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Sennheiser is launching the SpeechLine Multi-Channel Receiver. The IT-friendly receiver will be available from Q2 2020 as a two-channel or four-channel version. The new multichannel microphone receiver for Sennheiser’s SpeechLine Digital Wireless series uses the license-free 1.9 GHz technology and can be centrally software controlled through Sennheiser Control Cockpit. The RF-based SpeechLine Digital Wireless devices […]

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Sony Expands Laser Projector Line, Introduces Six New Models

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Sony has expanded its laser projector lineup with the introduction of six new models, ranging from a 13,000-lumen high brightness model to 5,000-lumen mid-range compact models. Three are WUXGA models: VPL-FHZ131L (13,000lm), VPL-FHZ101L (10,000 lumen) and VPL-FHZ91L (9,000lm) and two are 5,000-lumen: the VPL-PHZ12 (WUXGA), which has a 0.76-inch LCD panel and the VPL-CWZ10 (WXGA) […]

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Residio, Owners of ADI and Honeywell Home, Just Entered the Commercial AV Market By Buying Herman ProAV

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Resideo Technologies (the $4.8 billion owners of ADI and Honeywell Home) announced Tuesday it has acquired privately-held Herman ProAV, based in Miramar, Florida. Herman ProAV is a distributor of ProAV gear but also offers procurement services and labor resources to AV systems integrators in the commercial AV industry. Herman ProAV serves customers across the United States and will be part […]

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Just Add Power Announces Release of 3G 708POE Transmitter

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Just Add Power has announced the release of its 3G 708POE transmitter. Like its predecessor, the 708POE distributes video resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD with low latency over a single Cat5e cable. The unit supports HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0, HDR, HDR10 and all lossless audio formats, including Dolby Atmos. Video wall functionality is built-in […]

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Crestron Announces DMPS Lite for Smaller Spaces

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Crestron just announced something it’s calling new DMPS Lite, which is aimed at smaller spaces such as classrooms and huddle spaces. DMPS Lite products include a 4K video scaler, a standalone web configuration with auto-routing and display control and audio amplification. Additionally, the Crestron XiO Cloud service provides integrators with the ability to remotely provision, […]

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L-Acoustics Launches First Install-Specific Amplified Controller at ISE 2020

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L-Acoustics launches its first install-specific amplifier controller at ISE. Primarily designed to power compact L-Acoustics loudspeakers, the bridgeable 4×4-channel LA2Xi offers anywhere from one to four outputs, allowing it to also drive medium and large format loudspeakers, in full or reduced SPL, for various types of applications. LA2Xi can power background music in leisure installations, […]

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Crestron Releases New Series of Modular Audio Amplifiers at ISE 2020

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Crestron just unveiled a new line of X Series modular audio amplifiers at ISE 2020. The new product line is aimed at meeting spaces and classrooms of all sizes. All Crestron modular amplifiers are 1 RU high and the AMP-X300 (1/2-space wide) and AMP-X50MP (1/4-space wide) can be ganged together with any other modular amplifier […]

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Bose and Sennheiser Partner to Launch UCC-Based Audio Solution for Meeting Rooms

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Bose Professional and Sennheiser have teamed up to provide an in-ceiling unified communications solution and announced a new UCC-based ceiling mic system called the ES1 Ceiling Audio Solution aimed at conference rooms. Consisting of three Bose products: the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing signal processor, the EdgeMax EM180 in-ceiling loudspeaker, the PowerSpace P2600A amplifier and the Sennheiser TeamConnect […]

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