Spinitar and Drake Systems Merge

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Spinitar today announced the merger of Drake Systems Group and Spinitar. DSG’s President David Drake will now serve as the regional vice president of Spinitar’s Healthcare division. Drake Systems Group formed in 2003 and focused on supporting the AV needs of hospitals, universities, medical office buildings, healthcare architects, healthcare contractors and medical device manufacturers. DSG […]

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Extron Debuts Two-Input Floor Box Transmitter for 4K Video

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Extron just introduced the DTP2 T 202 FB, a two‑input transmitter that sends DisplayPort or HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to a DTP-enabled product. Its unique form factor provides a flexible, floor box mounting solution that is compatible with offerings from OBO Bettermann, MK by […]

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ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica has expanded the company’s conferencing/discussion solutions with the ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System. The hybrid design allows hundreds of infrared and wired discussion units to be combined into a single system. The ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System provides 24-bit/48 kHz uncompressed digital audio for natural-sounding voice reproduction, along with a 12-band feedback suppressor that […]

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Nureva with Jira Software Integration on Span Workspace Drops

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Nureva Inc. announced the availability of Jira Software integration with Span Workspace, an expansive, cloud-based digital canvas for visual collaboration. The integration helps development teams visualize sprints and work faster together in real time. Teams use their personal devices or shared displays to quickly add stories, epics and bugs to a Span canvas using notes […]

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New Dante Controller with Dante Updater Debuts from Audinate

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Audinate has announced the availability of Dante Controller 4.2.3 with Dante Updater. Dante Updater is a new feature that makes it easy to update firmware in Dante devices. Firmware files are hosted by Audinate so they are always up-to-date. Dante Updater also allows product manufacturers to more easily bring critical updates to customers by making […]

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Cybersecurity Advice (for the AV Industry) from Robert Mueller

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By Paul Konikowski On June 24, 2019, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller III testified before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee about his team’s Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. Throughout most of the day, Mueller kept his answers brief and referenced the report. Oftentimes, he […]

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SnapAV Now Owns Control4 – We Predict a Move into ProAV

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Today, SnapAV and Control4 Corporation announced the successful completion of their merger. Unified into a single organization, Control4 becomes a professional smart home brand in the company portfolio and SnapAV continues to bring technology professionals a trusted, end-to-end partner that invests relentlessly in growing the industry and helping their businesses succeed. “The smart home industry […]

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Radial Engineering Ships New SW8-USB Auto-Switcher and USB Playback Interface

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Radial Engineering is shipping its SW8-USB auto-switching USB playback interface. The SW8-USB is an eight-channel device designed primarily for live concerts where backing tracks are used to reinforce the performance. Should your primary playback source suffer a failure or dropout, the SW8-USB can switch to a backup source to prevent any negative effects on the […]

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TableMIC Mics from Vaddio Are Aimed at UCC Applications

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Vaddio is now shipping its new TableMIC microphone, which we see as perfectly positioned for UCC spaces. TableMIC’s solid metal base construction, acoustical fabric wrap and padded rubber feet diminish table vibration noise that other table microphones sometimes experience. And, the top of the TableMIC features a capacitive touch control surface for button-free operation (no […]

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Maxell’s New 3LCD Interactive Projector Series Brings Learning to Life

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Maxell expanded its laser projector line with two new 3LCD laser interactive projectors, the MP-TW3011 and MP-TW4011 — both native WXGA 1280×800 resolution. Both projectors are aimed at K-12, higher education and corporate and the MP-TW3011 is spec’d at 3,300 ANSI lumens, while the MP-TW4011 claims 4,200 ANSI lumens. Both laser projectors include what Maxell […]

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New Three-Input 4K/60 4:4:4 Switcher with DTP2 Transmitter Ships from Extron

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Extron just announced it’s shipping the DTP2 T 203, a three-input switcher with integrated DTP2 transmitter for sending DisplayPort, HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports video signals at resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling. This HDCP 2.2-compliant […]

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NSCA Pivot to Profit Sets Agenda

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NSCA has announced the agenda for Pivot to Profit on Sept. 24-25 at Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, Tex. The event kicks off with a discussion — Balancing Innovation with Unprecedented Regulations — led by Cisco Technical Leader Jason Potterf. While it might be too early to write a business plan around emerging applications […]

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Epson Delivers 9K Lumen Pro L Laser Projector

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Epson announced today it is already shipping its 9,000-lumen Pro L laser projectors aimed at conference rooms, auditoriums and Rental applications. The new white Epson Pro L1490U and black Epson Pro L1495U join the Pro L large-venue laser projector lineup offering every possible input (including 3G-SDI, HDBaseT, HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, 5-BNC and stereo mini 10), […]

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Extron Ships DTP2 R 211, an HDCP 2.2-Compliant 4K 4:4:4 Receiver

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Extron is shipping the DTP2 R 211, a twisted pair HDMI receiver that accepts the transmission of HDMI and multichannel audio, as well as bidirectional RS232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. This HDCP 2.2-compliant product accommodates the full 18 Gbps data rate of HDMI 2.0b and […]

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New XTA MX36 Console Switching System Aimed at Managing Audio at Live Events and Festivals

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XTA’s new MX36 Console is a DSP-enabled speaker switching system for live events. The dual-rack MX36 can accommodate as many as nine consoles via 36 inputs across analog, AES and Dante networks. Inputs are arranged in sets of four to support standard left, right, front-fill and sub feeds from each individual console. All AES inputs […]

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You Got Drones in My Huddle Room

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If you read our industry press at all (and I hope you do) you will note large numbers of articles on two subjects: 1. The “Huddle Room” and 2. Drones When two subjects like these fascinate an industry, it is almost inevitable that they combine in some way. (I consider this the “you got peanut […]

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Peerless-AV Partners with BrightSign Again for Touch-Based Indoor Kiosk

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Peerless-AV is shipping the second-generation of its all-in-one kiosk powered by BrightSign XT1144 expanded I/O player (KIPICT2555) for indoor applications. This is designed for hospitality, retail, corporate, transportation, entertainment, education and general-purpose applications. The updated kiosk delivers 1080p60 single video decoding, HTML support, networked content playback, as well as an abundant set of features, including […]

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LMS206 from Amate Audio Debuts

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Amate Audio has introduced the new LMS206 loudspeaker management processor, making the advanced system configuration capabilities of its NÍTID active loudspeaker series available for use with passive audio systems. The LMS206 is the first of a series of next generation loudspeaker management processors, providing continuous ‘round the clock’ uncompromising operation, employing a 64-bit DSP architecture. […]

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Bose Pro Ships More UCC Products Including EX-440C and EX-12AEC and EX-1280

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Bose Professional is now shipping new ControlSpace EX processors — two designed specifically for conference rooms (EX-440C and EX-12AEC) and one dedicated for general purpose applications (EX-1280). ControlSpace Conferencing Processors (EX-440C and EX-12AEC): With an open-architecture, all-in-one design, the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing processor facilitates high-quality microphone integration and audio processing for small-to-medium size conference rooms. […]

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Primacoustic Paintables Are Now Available in 48″ Square Acoustic Panels

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Primacoustic has expanded its Paintables line of acoustic panels with the introduction of the new Broadway 48” x 48” Broadband absorptive wall panel. Primacoustic Paintables is a line of acoustic panels that gives architects and interior/room designers the ability to integrate matched color or printed graphics into the acoustic design spec for a room or […]

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Panamax and Furman Announce New Power Distribution Solutions

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Panamax and Furman have announced a plethora of new power distribution solutions, including new remote controllable outlets, IP controllable power products, a voltage regulator and small install accessories. Panamax Vertex 12 and 16 Outlet Power Distribution Units: Two new Panamax vertical power distribution units — the VT-EXT12 and VT-EXT16 — add flexible protected power to […]

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In An Effort to Stop the Bleeding, Eiki Appoints Schippers as COO

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Eiki International just told rAVe they’ve hired John Schippers to the position of chief operating officer. As an Eiki employee for over 11 years, Schippers is well-versed in the company’s operations, making him well-suited to assume his new responsibilities. As the company’s chief operating officer, Schippers has oversight of Eiki’s operations in the U.S., Canada, […]

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Israeli HDBaseT Innovations Know-How Making Waves Across the Atlantic

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MSolutions Herman Pro AV recently began distributing and incorporating MSolutions’ HDBaseT testers throughout the U.S. market. Enjoy this interview with Eliran Toren, MSolutions co-founder and CEO and Jeffrey Wolf, co-CEO of Herman Pro AV. Q: MSolutions: We know that Herman is a leader in providing AV products, procurement solutions […]

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Does Certification Matter?

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As a manager, I’m often faced with the question of what requirements we should put into a job description when we are ready to hire a person. Experience is always the easiest one to figure out. You think about how senior the position is and then you base years of experience or type of experiences […]

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AV’s Headlines Suck. Here’s How to Fix That.

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With fresh eyes on amazing new products and services presented over the last few tradeshows (InfoComm, DSE, ISE) so far this year, the rAVe Agency has seen some truly remarkable technology coming out of the audiovisual (AV) industry. But while AV technology is undoubtedly impressive, the way AV products are promoted and advertised has mostly […]

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Attero Tech Ships UCC Mixer/Amp

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Attero Tech is now shipping the Axon A4FLEX networked AVC interface. Combining four studio-grade microphone preamps, logic I/O, a USB audio interface and a two-channel power amplifier in a 1/3U form factor, the A4FLEX is designed for huddle rooms and small conference rooms in UCC spaces. When paired with an enterprise DSP, the A4FLEX can […]

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Philips Details GoBright Partnership for Room Management

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Philips Professional Display Solutions has announced a partnership with meeting room management platform provider GoBright BV. The agreement between the two Amsterdam-based companies sees the Philips 10BDL3051T multi-touch 10″ T-Line display become fully certified and fully compatible with the GoBright platform for the first time. More Philips models are to be added shortly. The GoBright […]

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Three New Interactive 4K LCDs Arrive from Sharp

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has launched three new 4K Ultra HD resolution large-format AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems with built-in wireless and whiteboard functionality utilizing its embedded SoC (system-on-chip) controller. We shot a video of these at InfoComm last month, which you can view here: […]

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Ross Video Releases XPression Graphics V9.0

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Ross Video announced the official release of version 9 of the XPression real-time motion graphics platform, which includes over 40 new features ranging from extended font management, enhancements to the data-driven graphics content tool DataLinq, and the acquisition of content beginning in traditional desktop design software to controlling playout of multiple XPression graphics engines. When […]

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Leyard and Planar VM Series LCD Video Wall Line Adds Four New Displays

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Today, Leyard and Planar introduced four new offerings to the company’s Planar VM Series line of LCD video wall displays. Featuring the industry’s smallest bezels and a new 49-inch size, the new models broaden the Planar VM Series offering and add state-of-the-art tiled bezel performance. The expanded Planar VM Series product line offers customers looking […]

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