Extron Intros ShareLink Pro WFA 100

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Extron introduced the ShareLink Pro WFA 100, a Wi-Fi Miracast adapter that enables anyone to share content from a Windows 10 device to a ShareLink Pro device without installing any software. The WFA 100 adapter connects to the USB port on a ShareLink Pro 1100 or ShareLink Pro 500, making it discoverable to Windows 10 […]

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Mercedes Goes All-In on OLED Technology for Gen-2 MBUX Car Dashboard

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Mercedes’ new MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) Hyperscreen is one of the highlights in the EQS cars — the electric series of automobiles set to debut in 2022. Using a large, curved OLED screen, it stretches almost the entire width from the left to the right A-pillar — from driver to passenger. In making the decisions […]

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Valens Expands Engagement With SyncPro’s CloudOS Platform

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SyncPro announced that Valens, the HDBaseT technology team, has expanded its engagement with SyncPro’s CloudOS platform. According to the companies, this partnership should accelerate the integration of HDBaseT AV and IT management by allowing remote deployment and monitoring for any HDBaseT device. SyncPro’s cloud platform enables IT teams and Managed Service Providers (MSP) to remotely […]

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Poly Announces New Professional-Grade Personal Videoconferencing Kit

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Poly announced the Poly Studio P Series Tuesday; it’s what the company says is a professional-grade personal videoconferencing kit aimed at the remote worker. Developed with the “work-from-home” and remote worker in mind, the Poly Studio P Series includes the Poly Studio P5 Webcam, Poly Studio P15 Personal Video Bar and Poly Studio P21 Personal […]

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Bryston Acquired By Longtime VP James Tanner

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Bryston announced that the company has been acquired by longtime VP James Tanner in partnership with Colquhoun Audio, a manufacturer of premium audio products also based in Canada. Effective immediately, James Tanner is Bryston’s CEO. Tanner, who joined Bryston in 1976, has a passion for the storied brand and shares an unrelenting drive to deliver […]

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Planar Enhances TVF Series — Now Offers Integration With WallDirector VC

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Planar announced the company is enhancing the Planar TVF Series family of fine pitch LED video wall displays by offering integration with the Planar WallDirector Video Controller (VC). The Planar WallDirector VC and Planar WallDirector Software add secure video processing capabilities to the product while simplifying video wall control and management. In addition, Planar WallDirector […]

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The Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 Now Has Voice Lift

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TeamConnect Ceiling 2 is a microphone solution for conferencing audio in business and distance learning applications. Now Sennheiser introduced a free firmware update that brings TeamConnect Ceiling 2 into the heart of a voice amplification system: TruVoicelift ensures audible in-room audio for classrooms, lecture halls and boardrooms, with many easily controllable features that make for […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Rebrands — Now Called PPDS

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PPDS, exclusive seller of Philips Display products, has announced the launch of its new name — shortened to its initials — as well as its new brand strategy for North America. The company created a new design as part of an evolutionary phase for it to bring even more value-added services and solutions to the […]

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All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter

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Things to keep in mind when establishing the reputation of your company. By: Tony Sprando and Kate Couch Most people fall under the assumption that reputation can only be built over time. The mom-and-pop shop that’s been around since the ‘50s doing things the good old-fashioned way. Or the tried-and-true Google ratings. Though these things […]

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Mimo Monitors Launches Mimo Myst Link Display

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Mimo Monitors just announce the launch of its Mimo Myst Link display. This 10.1” touch display, designed with UCC conference rooms in mind, is the first AV-over-IP display with HDMI capture capability. Eliminating extraneous cords and making setup quick, the Mimo Myst Link provides conference room flexibility and minimizes the need for additional extenders IT […]

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Symetrix Unveils Company’s Largest Ever Touch Screen

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Symetrix has unveiled the all-new T-10 Glass, Symetrix’s largest touch screen yet. The 10.1-inch 1920×1200 display in the T-10 Glass provides images at over 224 ppi while 850 nits brightness claims image clarity and color even in direct sunlight. The multi-touch capacitive touch screen makes it the first touch screen from Symetrix offering simultaneous 10-finger […]

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Airtame Secures $6 Million in Funding; Announces Two New Executive Leadership Team Members

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Airtame announced that it has secured $6 million in funding, and appointed two former Siteimprove executives as chief financial officer and chief commercial officer. The funding involved participation from a combination of existing and new investors, as well as Danish investment fund Vækstfonden and Danske Bank. It brings the total external capital raised since Airtame […]

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LG Business Solutions Unveils Two New dvLED Series

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LG Business Solutions has unveiled two new indoor direct-view light-emitting diode (DVLED) display series, the Versatile LSCA and the Ultra Slim LSCB, which will offer options ideal for indoor environments such as office lobbies, shopping malls, hotels, transit hubs and stadiums. Both the LSCA and LSCB will ship with LG’s new CVCA controller and webOS […]

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Magewell Launches Ultra Encode Live Media Encoders

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Magewell is kicking off 2021 with the launch of its new Ultra Encode family of universal live media encoders. Supporting multiple encoding formats — including H.264, H.265, and NDI |HX — and a wide array of delivery protocols, the new hardware offers systems integrators, video professionals, and OEM partners a flexible and affordable encoding solution […]

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Advantech Joins SDVoE Alliance as Adopting Member

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The SDVoE Alliance announced Thursday that Advantech has joined it as an adopting member. Advantech plans to introduce a series of SDVoE-compliant products to its portfolio of 4K video processing and transport products with a particular focus on medical, industrial and ProAV applications. The initial products will include bidirectional HDMI extenders and multi-port equivalents that […]

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RingCentral Launches Free Glip for ‘Smart Video Meetings’

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Global managed services provider RingCentral brings out Glip, a free solution that offers video and audio conferencing — and integrates with team messaging, file sharing, contact, task and calendar management. The company refers to the integration as its “Smart Video Meetings” experience. You might have thought of Ring Central as a PBX-replacement, a telecom-as-a-solution cloud […]

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Datapath Announces New Control Room System

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Datapath has announced a control room system. Aetria from Datapath brings all the elements of control room design, management, control and monitoring into a single solution, allowing integrators and end users to design systems to meet a wide set of requirements, including connectivity, video walls, workstations and source management, ranging from small to very large […]

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Who’s the Company Doing Audio-over-IP the Longest? It’s Barix!

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Barix this month celebrates its 20th anniversary. Over two decades, the Swiss company has grown from a control and automation upstart into an Audio-over-IP innovator primarily serving the professional AV, broadcast and security industries, while supporting a variety of vertical markets within each. Barix has shipped nearly one million devices to serve control, streaming and […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

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Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

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When Do I Think Live Events Will Return?

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Simply stated, mid-September 2021. Decimated by COVID-19, most that are still standing have turned to virtual events. But, in those cases, you are trading dollars for dimes. Live events will not make any sort of significant recovery in 2021, I am sad to say. I miss them as much as anyone. But until we have […]

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Kramer Electronics Intros Active Multiformat Male Input to HDMI Male Output Adapter

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Kramer Electronics’ K-SPIDER is an active multiformat male input to HDMI male output adapter that enables you to connect one HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort or USB Type-C source to an HDMI acceptor. K-SPIDER says its multiformat adapter design provides AV/IT professionals with a solution that saves on installation time and costs, replacing the variety of […]

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Extron SMP 300 Now Integrates With Ensemble Video Platform

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Extron announced the SMP 300 Series now integrates with the Ensemble Video platform. A new LinkLicense upgrade will facilitate streaming and publishing of live and on-demand video content by enabling SMP 300 Series devices to ingest recording and livestream schedules. The Ensemble Video Features Upgrade provides automated publishing workflows that empower users to create engaging experiences […]

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Pliant Technologies Announces CrewCom CB2 Wireless Intercom System

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Pliant Technologies announces the CrewCom CB2 Professional Wireless Intercom system. Available in both 900-megahertz and 2.4-gigahertz frequency options as well as 900-megahertz Oceania and 2.4-gigahertz CE compliant models, the system includes the CrewCom CB2 base station and up to six CRP-12 two-channel radio packs. This latest solution from Pliant provides customers with two-intercom channels as […]

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MSolutions Can Extend USB-C in UCC and Classroom Applications

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MSolutions just launched a new USB extender kit that expands bandwidth capabilities for users inside meeting spaces, classrooms and similar AV environments. Available immediately, the new MS6U41A USB Extender Kit addresses emergent requirements for USB transmission. It is among the first to extend both a USB-C data source and four USB 3.0-compatible devices, including PTZ […]

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NewTek Adds to Range of Spark Plus IO Converters

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NewTek announced a new addition to its existing range of Spark Plus IO converters. The NewTek Spark Plus IO 12G-SDI encodes and decodes 12G-SDI sources to and from IP-friendly NDI at up to 2160p ultra high-definition for greater resolution, frame rates and color fidelity catering to the most demanding of media workflows. NewTek Spark Plus […]

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ATEN Technology Launches New 8- and 16-Port USB 3.0 4K KVM Switches

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ATEN Technology today announced the launch of its new 8-Port USB 3.0 4K DisplayPort KVM Switch (CS19208) and 16-Port USB 3.0 4K DisplayPort KVM Switch (CS19216). The solutions can access and control up to eight or 16 DisplayPort computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse and monitor console. With its dual-interface console, users can […]

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