Hall Research Releases New 4K@60Hz HDMI Fiber Optic Extender

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Hall Research debuted the FXT-460, an entry-level fiber optic extender for full-bandwidth HDMI 2.0 to 10 kilometers. It uses just one strand of LC-terminated fiber optic cable and supports video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz with multi-channel audio. The system provides capabilities such as embedding and de-embedding analog or digital audio, HDCP 2.2, bidirectional RS232 extension […]

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LG Business Solutions Ships New UltraFine IPS LED Monitors

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LG Business Solutions is shipping two new UltraFine IPS LED monitors aimed at macOS users; one is a 24-inch 4K (3840×160) display and the other is a 27-inch 5K (5120×2880) display. Both are commercial-grade displays specified at 500 nits of brightness. The 24MD4KLB-B LG UltraFine IPS LED monitor is a 23.74-inch 4K (3840×2160) model with […]

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Christie Adds 64-Bit Processing to Pandoras Box Version 6.4

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With the release of the new Pandoras Box Version 6.4, Christie introduces its new 64-bit processing software to the video server market. The Christie Pandoras Box is a family of hardware and software tools for real-time video processing and show control, excelling in live events, projection mapping, image compositing and interactive applications. The new version is […]

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Vaddio Ships Plenum-Rated USB 3.0 Active Optical Cable

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Vaddio just started shipping its plenum-rated USB 3.0 Active Optical Cable. Vaddio’s shielded Type C to Type A active optical fiber cable supports the full bandwidth of USB 3.0 and can be used to extend products up to 30 meters without additional hardware or external power. Since it is port-powered and does not utilize any […]

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The AV Bill of Materials (BOM)

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Standardization… the holy grail of the corporate customer. Years ago, when building out a technology space, enterprises relied 100% on the expertise of AV integrators and consultants. This worked well when the spaces consisted almost exclusively of just a few really big complex ones (auditoriums, boardrooms, EBCs, etc.), but over time, starting in the early […]

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Almo Professional A/V Acquires NewComm Distributing

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Almo Professional A/V detailed its acquisition of NewComm Distributing (also known as NewComm Technologies). As a result of the acquisition, Almo Pro A/V is now sourcing all of NewComm’s ClearOne inventory. The company is also giving former NewComm customers access to Almo Pro A/V’s more than 60 AV brands, nine warehouse locations, Sound Options dedicated […]

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Barco Announces Critical Security Update to ClickShare, Addressing Vulnerability Discovered by “Ethical Hackers”

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Barco announced this week that a security vulnerability was discovered within its ClickShare product, which is fixed with an update available immediately, ClickShare update 1.9.1. This vulnerability was discovered by security consultants F-Secure through a process known as “ethical hacking.” “In October of this year, consultants from reached out and shared that they had managed […]

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Atomos Releases Update for Shogun 7 HDR Monitor-Recorder-Switcher

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A new update for the Atomos Shogun 7 HDR monitor-recorder-switcher (AtomOS 10.4) was released today, and it adds touch-controlled switching, quad monitoring and ISO recording functionality. This allows the user to switch back and forth between four live HD SDI video streams (up to 1080p@60Hz). Tapping on an input stream’s window (while in the quad-view […]

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Extron Launches New Portrait Wall Mount TouchLink Pro Touchpanel

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Extron has launched the TLP Pro 300M 3.5-inch portrait wall mount TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The TLP Pro 300M can control video, audio, lighting, shades, HVAC, security and other systems within virtually any environment and uses a native 320×480 capacitive LCD that’s scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. The TLP Pro 300M also features Power over […]

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Happy 40th Birthday, Middle Atlantic!

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Middle Atlantic Products is celebrating 40 years of engineering professional AV solutions that deliver greater system reliability, efficiency and flexibility to commercial and residential applications. To mark the occasion, the company held a full week of activities last month. These included opportunities for its manufacturing and office employees to come together to reminisce about Middle […]

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Xantech Now Shipping 4K Video-Over-IP Solution

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Xantech just started shipping its Premium 4K AV-over-IP solution that streams 4K over a 1 GB network with one frame of latency. The solution includes three products — a transmitter, a receiver and a control module — that work together to deliver HDMI signal, bidirectional IR and RS232 over a single category cable at lengths […]

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Just Add Power Now Shipping 1G AV-over-IP Solution

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Just Add Power (J+P) has started to ship its 1G AV-over-IP accessory called Warp Engine. It’s a 1RU transmitter/receiver explicitly designed for video walls to allow the content to be displayed at any imaginable angle — thus, allowing you to use varying display configurations to create “shapes” or “galleries” of monitors making up one wall. […]

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Key Digital Has a New Line of Plenum-Rated HDMI Cables

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Key Digital launched a line of plenum active optical HDMI fiber cables available in lengths from 10 meters / 33 feet to 100 m / 328 ft. This active optical copper hybrid cable series is 4K-capable and supports up to support up to 4K 24/25/30 Hertz 4:4:4/12 bits or 50/60 Hertz 4:2:0/12 bit, as well […]

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Why Everyone Has “as a Service” Wrong — Including (and Especially) AVaaS

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After writing a couple blogs in 2017 about the equally loved and hated potential of “as a Service” (aaS) models to take off in AV, I took a break for a while and watched as the industry discussed the idea. If you missed my original posts on this, you can catch up here: AV as […]

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Collaboration Squared’s Video Window Now Features Portrait Mode

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Collaboration Squared announced the addition of portrait mode usage for its Video Window video collaboration system. The Video Window is an always-on videoconferencing portal for teams that need multi-location communications without having to schedule it. Collaboration Squared says it added a portrait mode to make personal interactions more immersive and feel even more like the […]

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PSA Opens Registration for TEC 2020, rAVe Will Be There to Cover

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PSA announced Wednesday that general registration has opened for PSA TEC 2020. Discounted early bird pricing is available until Jan. 12, 2020, for all attendees. Attendees are encouraged to register promptly to secure their seats. Waitlists will be utilized for sessions and certifications that reach capacity. Register for PSA TEC 2020 by clicking here. “Our […]

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Here’s a List of All the Keynotes, Conferences and Workshops at ISE 2020

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Integrated Systems Europe 2020’s professional development program will feature over 200 leading experts (from a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas) across five days of keynotes, conferences, masterclasses, workshops and presentations. Presented under the slogan, “Learn. Discover. Be Inspired,” the program has been produced by Integrated Systems Events working in close co-operation with AV […]

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Biamp Announces New European Distribution Model

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Just ahead of ISE, Biamp announced Tuesday the company was releasing a new streamlined European distribution model to strengthen the company’s sales, support and product distribution in the region. With a continued focus on rapid investment and expansion across Europe, Biamp has transitioned to either a sole distributor or dealer-direct distribution system to better support […]

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Extron 300 Series Can Now Connect with Panopto Enterprise Video Platform

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Extron just added features to connect the Extron SMP 300 Series Streaming Media Recorder to Panopto enterprise video management systems. The LinkLicense for Enhanced Panopto Features enables users to livestream to Panopto and fully manage SMP recording schedules for lectures and presentations with the Panopto video platform. This brings additional capability to the existing control […]

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Atlona Releases New 4K/UHD HDBaseT Receiver

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  Atlona just told us about the AT-OME-RX11 4K/UHD HDBaseT receiver with audio de-embedding capabilities, as part of its Omega Series. Atlona will demonstrate the OME-RX11 alongside other Omega Series innovations in stand 5-T50 at the upcoming ISE 2020 show in Amsterdam. Paired with an Atlona HDBaseT transmitter or HDBaseT-output switcher, the OME-RX11 enables the […]

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Panasonic Laser Projectors Featured in New Disney World Star Wars Ride

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Panasonic’s laser projectors are all over the place inside the new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. And we want to show you! So, here’s the footage we took riding the ride earlier today — it includes story spoilers so, if you’re going to experience the ride totally for […]

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How to Select the Right PTZ Camera for Live Streaming Events

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM AVER USA By James Salter Marketing Director, AVer USA Today’s AV integrators and managers serve or work in a wide range of industries across enterprise, higher education, government, houses of worship and more. There are a number of areas they must address in AV production environments to ensure professional quality […]

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ShowMeCables Launches L-com Cat6 Angled Patch Cables

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ShowMeCables has launched a line of patented right-angle Cat6 patch cables called L-com. These new angled Ethernet cables are designed for better cable management while protecting the connection within the cable. Non-angled patch cables risk damage when they are bent near the boot, breaking the wires inside the cord and severing the connection. L-com cables […]

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Eiki Debuts Two New HDR Large Venue Laser Projectors

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Eiki International just debuted two WUXGA (1920×1200) 1-chip DLP laser projectors with HDR: the EK-818U and the EK-812U, both aimed at digital signage, auditoriums, large conference rooms, theaters, houses of worship and other large venue applications. The EK-818U is specified at 9,500 lumens brightness with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio while the EK-812U laser projectors is […]

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Contacta to Launch V PRO Series Loop Drivers at ISE 2020

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At ISE 2020, Contacta will launch the new V PRO series of large area hearing loop drivers, alongside a new range of integrated OEM hearing loop systems. According to Contacta, the V PRO series will include the V22a, V34 and V34a, which all feature a guided loop setup to reduce installation time. They also include […]

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Just Add Power Ships HDMI AV-Over-IP Wall Plate

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Just Add Power (J+P) announced this week that its new third-generation (3G) thin two-gang HDMI wall plate transmitter is now shipping. The VBIS-HDIP-707WP2 allows users to incorporate laptops and other HDMI devices as sources for its 1G AV-over-IP systems at a depth of only 1.5 inches. Offering ultra-low latency (JPEG2000 compression), the VBIS-HDIP-707WP2 wall plate […]

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NSCA Continues Ethical Awards Program with No Entry Fees (Which We Celebrate!)

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NSCA just opened its 2020 Excellence in Business Awards entry period. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 17, 2020; there are no entry fees. Winners will receive recognition in various NSCA and industry publications, blogs, social media channels and newsletters, as well as recognition at NSCA’s 22nd annual Business & Leadership Conference on Feb. 26-28, […]

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