Beyerdynamic Releases Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles

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Beyerdynamic announced its new Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles. The new bundles include: 1-TP Unite Bodypack Transmitter — Optimized for speech and includes an external microphone or headset connector. It has DSP function, three audio interfaces (USB, analog and Bluetooth), and a mute function. 3-, 7- or 11-RP-T Unite Bodypack Receivers — The receiver includes a […]

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Vanco International Announces AV-over-IP Solution for Light Residential and Commercial Applications

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Vanco International just announced EVO-IP LITE: an entry-level AV-over-IP solution aimed at light residential and commercial for resolutions up to 1080p. The EVO-IP is basically an HDMI-over-IP system that’s scalable for AV device management in installations. Installers can use EVO-IP to manage, automate, transmit and receive audio/video signals, set up digital signage solutions such as […]

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Crestron Says Its 4-Series Control Systems Are Its Fastest Ever

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Crestron just released its line of 4-Series control systems, marketing them as the fastest, and most secure the company has ever built. With 15 times faster processing and up to four times more memory, the 4-Series includes the ability to manage anything with a network connection, including AV, voice and data, lighting, security, streaming media […]

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Panasonic Releases New 4K PTZ Camera for Production

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Panasonic announced the availability of its AW-UE100 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera aimed at production. The AW-UE100 claims it’s the industry’s first PTZ camera to support 4K@60p for high-bandwidth NDI and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT), enabling users to capture and stream high-quality images and video over public internet securely and in real-time. The AW-UE100 PTZ camera features […]

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A Secret Productivity Killer Called “Double Join” Haunts Most of Our Meetings – And We Deserve Better

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I’d never heard the term “double join” until a few months ago on a call with one of our board members, John Case, who is a great resource to talk with if you’re researching the world of video conferencing. John spent a long time at Microsoft building the Office 365 product family and now puts […]

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FSR Releases New Symphony Pedestal Charging Station

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FSR has released its new Symphony Pedestal, extending its Symphony Collection of power and charging solutions. The new Symphony Pedestal offers a form factor that allows for customization options to connect a CAT6, 6a or 7 along with AV cables to bulkhead AV connections. This floor standing unit provides AC power and USB charging, along […]

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Sony to Upgrade BRC Camera Range with New AR/VR Features

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As part of ongoing efforts to help productions work safely and remotely, Sony is upgrading its BRC camera range with a new set of features. Designed for remote production, the V2.1 firmware upgrade to the BRC-X1000/1, BRC-X1000/WPW and BRC-H800/1, BRC-H800/WPW will allow producers and operators to simplify their VR/AR production workflows. Through this update, the […]

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When the Landscape Changes, So Should Your Business

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM HD DISTRIBUTING The playing field for the AV industry changes fast. Not too long ago, we started seeing the emergence of trends like direct-view LED moving indoors (whereas, before, most AV integrators were not even talking about LED for indoor spaces). Other major shifts have included mass deployments of […]

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Extron’s New Recording and Streaming Solution Was Made With Classrooms and Workspaces in Mind

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Extron is now shipping its StudioStation one-touch recording and streaming solution. With the rise of online learning, flipped classrooms, lecture capture and virtual meetings, educational institutions and corporations expect more from their classrooms and workspaces. These areas must be dynamic, flexible and easy to operate for nontechnical users. According to the company, Extron’s StudioStation empowers […]

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SAVI Controls Releases New AV Control and Automation Solution

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SAVI Controls has introduced SAVI 3 AV control and automation solution. Featuring new and simplified programming software, an intuitive user interface and a new hardware lineup built to support commercial projects, SAVI 3 systems claim hours, not weeks, to design and program. According to the company, SAVI transforms the way technicians program commercial AV systems […]

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New Whiteboarding Solution From Huddly Uses AI Technology Via Camera

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Huddly just launched a whiteboarding solution for home or work applications called Canvas. This AI-based content camera connects via USB connection and allows both the primary and Canvas camera to be on at the same time while on a Microsoft Teams or Zoom video call. Everyone would likely agree that whiteboarding is the original collaboration […]

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IT or X? It’s BOTH!

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Suppose you’re active in social media at all. In that case, you may have noticed that quite a few strong opinions are resurfacing about AV’s “Experience” movement that has been happening since InfoComm became AVIXA. I believe the sudden rise of cloud-based conferencing, AV-over-IP and the retraction of hospitality, live and experiential events due to […]

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Studio Technologies Launches New Series of Announcer’s Consoles

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Studio Technologies launched a new series of Announcer’s Consoles with Dante Audio-over-IP connectivity. The new line of Announcers Consoles includes three products — the Model 232, Model 234 and Model 236. All three of them feature a “pro-quality” microphone input circuit, Dante and analog output channels, plus two, four or six talkback inputs and outputs. […]

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Extron and Dolby Collaborate for Select Solutions

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Extron has collaborated with Dolby to integrate the Dolby Voice Room solution with Extron DSP processors, MediaPort 200 and Pro Series AV control solutions — and more are coming. This extends Extron Pro AV capabilities to the Dolby Conference Phone, Dolby Hub and the Dolby Voice Cameras, providing AV and conferencing solutions for modern meeting […]

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Black Box Intros Solutions for IoT Buildings

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Black Box today introduced Connected Buildings — a suite of solutions and services that the company says enables digital experiences in smart, IoT buildings. The Black Box Connected Building is enabled by multiple technologies: 5G/CBRS and Wi-Fi to augment existing wireless systems and create fully connected buildings; edge networking and data centers to collect data […]

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SYNNEX Partners With Five 9 for CCaaS Offerings

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SYNNEX Corporation announced its agreement with Five9 Inc. to provide cloud-based contact center services to the North American IT channel. SYNNEX now acts as a Master Agent for Five9 as the two companies address the convergence occurring within the channel partner ecosystem around Contact-Center-as-a-Service (CCaaS) and the need for intelligent, cloud-based offerings. SYNNEX is offering […]

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Arista Corporation and Fallout Zones Partner to Address Challenges of Projection Mapping

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Arista Corporation and Fallout Zones have jointly announced the formation of a strategic partnership to address the challenges of projection mapping technology. By combining Arista’s Video Projection Mapping Turnkey System — which incorporates a 4U rack mount computer powered by an Intel Xeon 10-core processor combined with its ARD-5816 HDBaseT transmitter — Arista brings an […]

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Peerless-AV Announces New Generation of SmartMount Solutions

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Update: According to a leaked webinar from Microsoft earlier this year, the Surface Hub 2X may not actually be released after all, with Microsoft promising “major software updates” instead. Peerless-AV has announced the newest generation of SmartMount Solutions, including the SmartMount Cart (SR560-HUB2) and SmartMount Flat Wall Mount (SF640-HUB2), both for use with the Microsoft […]

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Southpaw Live and D3 LED Merge

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Southpaw Live and D3 LED have merged into one combined company. Southpaw Live has a 30-year history in Texas and has evolved over time into an LED company in the sports and entertainment space. Over the last 30 years, Southpaw’s team has designed and installed LED solutions in professional, collegiate, minor league and high school […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Partners With Promethean Interactive Displays and DisplayNote for New Collaboration Tool

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Yamaha Unified Communications is partnering with Promethean Interactive Displays and DisplayNote to outfit conference rooms with a three-for-one enterprise-grade plug-and-play collaboration tool. Exclusively available from Promethean, the display system is designed to simplify meetings. It provides conference and collaboration spaces with professional audio, video and meeting room software; it features Yamaha’s CS-700 video sound bar, […]

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Primeview Indroduces Line of Indoor Preassembled LEDs With Digital-Canvas-Style Display

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Primeview’s new line of indoor preassembled LEDs includes a 32×9 aspect ratio digital-canvas-style display that’s 3840×1080 pixel resolution and bezel-free. Available in 1.2-millimeter, 1.5-mm, 1.9-mm or 2.5-mm LED pixel pitch, it’s designed for meeting rooms, boardrooms, digital signage, gaming and control rooms. It’s also based on Primeview’s Fusion indoor LED line. These 32:9 aspect ratio […]

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Avocor Announces WCD for Microsoft Teams

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Avocor just announced the first Windows collaboration display (WCD) certified for Microsoft Teams. A collaboration integrated with an IoT sensor, the AVW-6555 Windows collaboration display is being marketed by Avocor as the first Teams-certified WCD, and it is also certified for Microsoft Azure IoT. That said, you can still download Zoom, Webex, BlueJeans and use […]

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Technology in Society and Its Impacts on Architecture Projects

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By André Luis Atique EletroEquip / AW Digital Technology changes society in several aspects, transforming how it relates, providing information, providing entertainment and evolving culture and habits. Thinking about it, holistically analyzing the hierarchy of needs of Abraham Maslow, the human being has five basic needs. For each one of them, there are related applications, […]

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Business Unusual: It’s Time to Leverage IoT

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By Blake Augsburger LEA Professional The integration industry hadn’t embraced IoT-enabled business practices until now: When we need to. Today’s market demands necessitate it. We live in difficult times, but I have confidence in our shared ability to get through these days and come out stronger and better prepared. I think it’s important to draw […]

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Screen Innovations Updates Janus Power and Control Hub

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Screen Innovations offers a new version of its Janus power and control hub, which is expressly engineered for commercial integrators’ needs. Tested and certified by the NEC, NFPA and UL for fire-resistance and low-smoke production, Janus Plenum meets all safety regulations for plenum installation. The new plenum-rated Janus includes all of the original Janus features, […]

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Riedel Communications Releases DisTag Distance Monitoring Device

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Riedel Communications’ all-new DisTag distance monitoring device is playing an essential role in the company’s gradual resumption of on-site operations. As employees of the Managed Technology Division return to work at Riedel’s headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany, each is equipped with a DisTag — an instrument worn around the neck or carried in a pocket. DisTag […]

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New Marantz Integrated Amplifier and CD Player Now Available

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Marantz announced the new PM6007 Integrated Amplifier and CD6007 CD Player. Both are aimed at the custom install market. The PM6007 Integrated Amplifier ($599): The PM6007 is a two-channel integrated amplifier, delivering the most musical performance from both digital and analog sources. Featuring a Toroidal power transformer, larger power supply capacitors and carefully selected components […]

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Glory Star Launches Own Line of TAURI Temperature-Check Tablets

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Glory Star, partnered initially with Aurora Multimedia, just launched its own line of TAURI Temperature-Check Tablets. Designed to screen people when entering healthcare, manufacturing or government facilities, hotels, restaurants, conference centers, retail stores, schools and gyms, TAURI is a touch-free private temperature-check and messaging system in one tablet. You may recall seeing this before — […]

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iRoom Announces New Motorized Docking Station

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iRoom just announced touchDock, its new motorized docking station. The touchDock is a scratch-resistant tempered glass for all 10.2” iPad or larger screen sizes, and its in-wall flush mount flexible installation capability (vertical or horizontal mounting). The new touchDock integrates iRoom’s docking technologies as iPad antitheft protection and hands-free unlocking of the iPad screen. The […]

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Datapath Adds New 4K Graphics Card for Video Wall, LED Display Application

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Datapath has debuted the Image2K, ironically, a 4K graphics card with multiple outputs aimed at simplifying video wall applications using LED displays. Datapath’s Image2K can mix 4K and HD outputs, all at 60 frames per second, using Datapath’s VSN or iolite 600 chassis — and they both can use up to eight Image2K cards for […]

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Meyer Sound Releases MAPP 3D Upgrade to Its System Design Tool

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Meyer Sound announced the release of MAPP 3D, the largest upgrade to its system design tool since the original MAPP Online software program was introduced in 2001. MAPP 3D works on both the Mac and Windows platforms, employs local processing (no Internet connection required) and is now available as a free download from the Meyer […]

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