EonDigital Incorporates BrightSign Media Player in New Temperature-Screening Solution

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BrightSign announced Monday that EonDigital has incorporated the BrightSign HD1024 media player in its new temperature-screening solution, ExoMetrics Wrist. This new solution achieves temperature measurements by taking hundreds of temperature readings in seconds. According to EonDigital, it also all but eliminates false positive readings and enables businesses to safely screen patrons with minimal disruption. Temperature […]

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Sneak Peek: 5 Things to Look Forward to on SYNNEX’s Next LAVNCH Day

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SYNNEX’s next COLLABSolv LAVNCH Day, SYNNEX COLLABSolv Home-to-Office Technology Day, will take place on Thursday, August 20. We got a preview of the day over here at rAVe. Here are the five things I’m looking forward to for it: 1. Making sense of hybrid working. “Hybrid working” has become a big industry buzzword, and I […]

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In Most Recent Patent Battle, ClearOne and Shure Claim Partial Victories

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The ClearOne and Shure legal battle continues with a new decision filed Friday. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued a decision regarding Shure’s U.S. Patent No. 9,565,493 (the “’ 493 Patent”). However, this most recent legal battle confirms that both ClearOne and Shure claimed […]

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Poly Picks Dave Shull As New President and CEO

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Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) announced the appointment of Dave Shull as president, chief executive officer and a member of the company’s board of directors, effective Sept. 8, 2020. Shull succeeds Robert Hagerty, who has served as interim chief executive officer since February 2020. Hagerty will continue in his role as chairman of the board, […]

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New 22Miles White Paper Addresses Wayfinding and Digital Signage Use Cases Post-Pandemic

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22Miles, a 3D wayfinding and digital signage technology company, announced the availability of its new white paper on wayfinding solutions and workplace design. The white paper, dubbed “Wayfinding Solutions & New Workplace Design,” explores the future of the workplace and building management post-pandemic. It also looks at how managers can leverage digital signage and wayfinding […]

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Extron Releases EMS Express Mobile Software – Quantum Ultra for Windows 10 Devices

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Extron just released the EMS Express Mobile Software – Quantum Ultra. The software is now available for Windows 10 platform devices, including Microsoft Surface. EMS-Quantum Ultra combines the freedom of wireless control with an easy-to-use application. The software is operated with familiar finger gestures: drag and drop, swipe and tap. It also includes capabilities like […]

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BenQ Is Reminding Schools That Jamboard is a Thing, Too

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As touch-based collaboration systems have declined in sales during COVID-19, BenQ — maker and marketer of the Google Jamboard — is reminding one of the only segments of the AV market who’s buying them right now (education) that there’s a dedicated Google device. BenQ and the Google Jamboard is part of the Google for Education […]

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Extron Releases XTP System Configuration Software for Its XTP Systems

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Extron has announced availability of the XTP System Configuration Software for XTP Systems. This comprehensive update includes XTP WindoWall, an enhancement that brings video wall capabilities to XTP. The configuration software works with XTP scaling receivers to enable a mix of full screen and image magnification across multiple displays. WindoWall supports multiple canvases and features […]

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D-Tools System Integrator Version 14 Now Available

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D-Tools announced the availability of System Integrator version 14, which includes new capabilities for its end-to-end estimation, design, project and service management software solution. D-Tools System Integrator (SI) is an end-to-end software solution that the company says improves operating efficiencies by streamlining the entire project workflow — from estimating, through system design and documentation, procurement, […]

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AVIXA July Pro AV Business Index Shows Increase in Sales for June

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AVIXA just published its July Pro AV Business Index, calculated from an aggregate of its AV Sales Index (AVI-S) and AV Employment Index (AVI-E), and it shows that there was an increase of 3.4 points from June — the first such monthly increase since February 2020, in fact. This month, the AV sales index (AVI-S) […]

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Draper Now Shipping Foundation Mount System for Absen Acclaim Series

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Are you looking for a better and faster way to install Absen Acclaim Walls and Plus LED panels? Well, Draper just started shipping its Foundation Mount System explicitly designed for the Acclaim and Acclaim Plus series. Draper designed the Foundation Mount System specifically with installers in mind. Walls that aren’t flat, floors that aren’t even […]

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Black Box Releases Reserva Line of Touch Screen Meeting Room Signage Solutions

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Black Box introduced the Reserva line of touch screen meeting room signage solutions Thursday. The line is powered by the company’s iCompel digital signage platform. Available in three screen sizes, Reserva signs can provide a customizable user interface that enables users to locate and schedule rooms in an instant. The Reserva line is available in […]

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Agile for AV: Go-To-Market Strategies for AV Firms

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The problem is not your technology. The problem is that you can’t pivot fast enough to keep up with the changes (set in motion by a global pandemic). The reason you can’t keep up is that your management system is based on a static, backward-looking, historical view of the AV market because it’s always worked, […]

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InfoComm 2020 Connected: Sam Taylor Answers Your Questions Part 2

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Earlier this summer, Almo Pro A/V EVP/COO Sam Taylor participated in the InfoComm 2020 Connected LIVE Q&A with AVIXA President Dave Labuskes, following the keynote address, “A Better Normal: Reducing Friction and Finding Our Way in a Hybrid World.” During the 15-minute live Q&A, there were more questions asked than time allotted — so, Sam […]

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NEC Adds Features to Its ProAssist Projector Software

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NEC Display Solutions of America announced an expansion of features, capabilities and availability of the ProAssist projector software solution. Expanding the number of projectors that its software is compatible with, ProAssist can now provide projection perfection to the NEC NP-PA803UL / NP-PA703UL (Firmware version 1.12 or later), NP-PA804UL / NP-PA1004UL, NP-PX803UL (Firmware version 1.11 or […]

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ClearOne Expands Number of Participants Visible During COLLABORATE Space Meeting

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ClearOne Communications Inc. has expanded the number of participants visible during a COLLABORATE Space meeting to 49. The 7×7 gallery view enables engagement between the host and participants in large meetings. Other new features include: Users can now easily reach out to colleagues, business partners or customers outside of their enterprise group who are also using […]

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Barco Now Offering New RGB Laser Rear-Projection Video Walls for Mission Control Rooms

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Barco just introduced its new generation RGB laser rear-projection video walls for the mission-critical control room market. According to the company, the Barco RGB Laser ODL series was introduced in 2016 and has been the flagship solution ever since. With the introduction of this newest generation laser engine, the ODL series now gets a major […]

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Vivitek Introduces New 5,100-Lumen Short-Throw Laser Projector

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Vivitek has introduced the DU4371Z-ST short-throw laser projector spec’d at 5,100 lumens at WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution using DLP DarkChip3 and BrilliantColor technologies. The DU4371Z-ST uses a laser light source, so it’s capable of being used in 360-degree positioning applications and integrates a 0.5 short-throw lens — so, from two meters, it can project […]

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Recharge Centers: Technology’s Influence on Our Moods and Emotions

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According to Kenny Chesney, “We all have a song that somehow stamped our lives, takes us to another place and time,” I know that I certainly do. But can technology do that too? Here are the facts: We know that numerous studies have shown the effect of technology on teenagers, along with the results of […]

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Crestron Adds Tabletop Meeting and Collaboration System to Its UCC Lineup

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Crestron announced the Crestron Flex MM Tuesday. It’s a tabletop meeting and collaboration system. With native Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms software, Crestron Flex MM is for newly converted or dedicated small workspaces both in the corporate and home offices. Crestron Flex MM brings a tabletop videoconferencing to small spaces with one-touch connectivity and a […]

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Waves Audio Now Shipping WRC-1 Wi-Fi Stage Router

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Waves Audio is now shipping the WRC-1 Wi-Fi Stage Router. The Waves WRC-1 Stage Router is a rack-mountable wireless router, explicitly designed for pro-audio applications such as onstage IEM control. The WRC-1 is ideal for use with the Waves MyMon in-ear monitor mixing app, as well as other audio setups that require secure and robust […]

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Solve for Frozen IT and IP Devices Remotely With Watchboot Rebooter

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How often have you found yourself rebooting frozen IT and IP devices such as computers, routers and switches? Typically, when these devices need to be reset, the process requires a physical site visit, costing valuable time and money. Meet the Meikyo Electronics Watchboot Rebooter: A device that is designed to solve for frozen IT and […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases USB 3.0 Adapter for Livestreaming and Videoconferencing

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Marshall Electronics just upgraded its 3GSDI/HDMI to USB 3.0 converter product category. The VAC-23SHU3 USB 3.0 adapter enables any HDMI or 3G/HD-SDI video and audio source to be ingested into a computer for livestreaming, videoconferencing, collaboration, video production and recording. These converters are simple to use and offer a plug-and-play setup that integrates professional video […]

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Thank You Mandy, Debbie and Scott

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No one is immune to COVID-19. This is a defining moment in world history that our kids, their kids, their kids’ kids (and so on) will learn about in grade school for generations to come. Likely, everyone will eventually know someone directly or indirectly affected by this pandemic, either personally or professionally. As you probably […]

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Draper Designs Clarity Shield — See-Through Social Distancing Barriers

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Instead of using an ad-hoc piece of see-through plexiglass for schools and coworking desk spaces — during the COVID-19 pandemic, Draper has designed something called the Clarity Shield, a series of see-through social distancing barriers. Although initially developed with schools in mind, it can be used in any public place where people gather, including huddle […]

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Extron Announces Latest Addition to NAV Pro AV-over-IP Products

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Extron announced that the NAV E 101 DTP, the latest addition to its NAV Pro AV-over-IP products, is now available. The NAV E 101 DTP is an encoder to bridge DTP Systems with NAV Pro AV-over-IP by accepting an input signal from any DTP Systems transmitter and streaming ultra-low latency content over standard Gigabit Ethernet […]

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Atlona Intros Avance Series HDBaseT Extender Kits for Commercial AV

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Atlona has expanded its line of HDMI extension products with the new Avance Series of HDBaseT extender kits. Five Avance Series kits provide installation options for commercial AV applications ranging from conference rooms and classrooms to extended-distance video distribution. Four transmit 4K/UHD 60Hz 4:2:0 video up to 130 feet (40 meters) or 1080p 60Hz video […]

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Extron Introduces New Two-Way Ceiling Speaker for Restricted Height Plenum Environments

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Extron just introduced the SoundField XD model SF 26CT LP, a low profile 6.5” two-way ceiling speaker featuring a 4.2” (107-millimeter) deep composite back can for use in restricted height plenum environments. The driver complement includes a 6.5” (165-mm) woofer coupled to a 3/4” (19 mm) ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeter. The SF 26CT LP offers both […]

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AVIXA Study Shows $9 Billion 2020 Drop in ProAV. But, They Forgot to Track Something Positive

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After reaching $93 billion in 2019, the Americas ProAV market is set to drop 8% to $86 billion in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the new 2020 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) Americas Summary produced by AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association). However, a strong recovery is expected, with […]

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Matrox Now Shipping New Multi-Display Graphics Card

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Matrox is shipping its Matrox D-Series D1450 multi-display graphics card; a single-slot, quad-4K HDMI graphics card enables OEMs and system integrators to combine multiple D1450 boards for video walls of up 16 synchronized 4K displays. In addition, D1450 offers HDCP support to display copy-protected content and Microsoft DirectX 12 and OpenGL support to run all […]

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Extron Releases New LinkLicenses for Select TouchLink Products

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Extron just introduced an Extron LinkLicense for TouchLink Control and the TLCA 1 TouchLink Control Adapter. These Pro Series control options will transform your wall mount, tabletop and Cable Cubby TouchLink Pro touch panels into an all-in-one control system. They will add flexibility to Extron’s latest TouchLink Pro touch panels, including the TLP Pro 525 […]

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Neonode Gets Another $13.9 Million in Private Capital Investment

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Neonode Inc. announced Wednesday that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional and accredited investors, including insiders of the company, for the private placement of $13.9 million of Neonode’s common stock and convertible preferred stock (the “Private Placement”). Neonode provides advanced optical sensing solutions for touch, gesture control and remote sensing. You’ll eventually see […]

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