Visionary Partners With Shenzhen-Based Firm EZPro International

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Visionary announced a partnership with Shenzhen-based firm EZPro International As part of the partnership, EZPro will serve as the exclusive distributor of Visionary’s AV-over-IP solutions throughout China, Hong Kong and Macau. “EZPro is one of the strongest, most trusted AV distribution companies in China,” said Scott Freshman, chief operations officer for Visionary. “We are pleased […]

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Nureva Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award

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Nureva announced it has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents the award to the company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that deliver significant customer value. The award recognizes Nureva’s Microphone Mist technology as a high-value innovation in audio conferencing. Nureva’s […]

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The Awards Gary Kayye Dreams of Hosting Are Open: The AVIXA Experience Awards!

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The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association has announced the return of the AV Experience Awards program to recognize the innovative integration of content, space and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. Entry to submit award applications is officially open. “Last year, AVIXA created the AV Experience Awards to recognize result-driven projects, answering the question: how did […]

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Studio Technologies’ STcontroller Software Now mac-OS Compatible

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Studio Technologies has released a macOS-compatible version of its STcontroller software application. First offered to support the Windows operating system, Mac users can now directly benefit from STcontroller’s support of Studio Technologies’ Dante-compatible products. STcontroller allows personal computer users to access a product’s operating configuration, displaying existing settings and allowing rapid changes, as desired. Both […]

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Announcing: LAVNCH WEEK 4.0

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What do new products, leading ProAV, Digital Signage and UCC manufacturers, industry experts and #avIRL (more on this in a minute) all have in common? They’re all part of LAVNCH WEEK 4.0. LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 is scheduled to take place May 25-27, 2021. LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 will feature three themed days — ProAV Day, Digital […]

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Mo-Sys Engineering Partners With VividQ for 3D Holographic Systems Solution

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Mo-Sys Engineering has partnered with VividQ to build better 3D holographic systems in real space, enabling users of future AR devices, like smart glasses, to explore virtual content in context with the natural environment. Mo-Sys StarTracker is a camera tracking technology widely used in television production and other creative environments for applications from virtual studios […]

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What I Learned About the Digital Signage Industry (Year One)

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I really hope everyone is doing the best they can to get through these challenging times. Allow me to share my professional experiences, which include working over the past 35 years in the following industries: film/video production, data storage and backup, network and telecom, video managed services; AV design and integration, and digital signage. Although […]

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Audinate Announces Software-Development Kit for Arm-Based Audio Manufacturers

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Audinate announced the availability of a software development kit (SDK) for manufacturers of Arm-based audio products. This SDK lets manufacturers deploy Dante audio networking as on-chip software in their products, reducing costs and conserving on space while delivering world-class audio performance. The Dante Embedded Platform SDK provides the tools needed to develop Dante-enabled products built upon […]

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NSCA Updates Financial Analysis of 2021 Industry Report

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NSCA released an updated Financial Analysis of the Industry report for 2021, providing information that systems integrators can use to benchmark and compare expenses, profits, sales and other data against industry peers of similar size and business focus. The latest Financial Analysis of the Industry report details the industry’s performance based on data collected from […]

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Extron Debuts Its First Ultra-Wide Touch Panel

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Extron debuted its first ultra-wide touch panel, the TLP Pro 1230WTG with a 12″ 1920×720 resolution. The TLP Pro 1230WTG provides ample screen space to simultaneously display full AV system controls, video preview and annotation controls. The TLP Pro 1230WTG features an HDMI video preview input that supports high resolution HDCP-compliant video from an HDMI […]

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Biamp Intros New Series of Paging Solutions

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Biamp introduced the NPX Network Paging Stations, a series of convenience paging stations. Part of the company’s broad portfolio of scalable and modular audiovisual components, NPX paging stations can be used with Biamp Tesira processors and Cambridge sound management systems to add convenience paging to a wide variety of business audio applications. The NPX Network […]

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Biamp Announces New Range of Open-Architecture Meeting Room Processors

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Biamp announced the new TesiraFORTÉ X Series, a range of open-architecture meeting room processors designed to accommodate conferencing applications in which customization is required. The TesiraFORTÉ X Series combines the advanced signal processing of the original TesiraFORTÉ system with streamlined network connectivity and a uniquely small industrial design, simplifying meeting room deployments by providing all […]

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Biamp Just Mic Dropped Every Other Sound-Masking Manufacturer With Cambridge Qt X Series

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Biamp announced the Cambridge Qt X Series, the industry’s first sound-masking solution to offer complete direct and indirect field sound masking in one system. Then Qt X Series helps protect speech privacy, reduce noise distractions and increase acoustic comfort in every type of facility — regardless of the architectural design or ceiling type. The new […]

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LG Just Gifted the ProAV Market a New Product That Every Hotel, Hospital or Transportation Client Will Buy

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The new CLOi Autonomous UV-C Robot from LG Business Solutions provides a new differentiated way that AV integrators can approach “getting back to work” for their clients. The robot is designed to efficiently disinfect various commercial environments using UV-C light. The new LG CLOi Autonomous UV-C Robot is expected to enable a new standard of […]

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Collaboration — Is It What You Think It Is?

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Collaboration. It’s not what you think it is … Whenever I hear someone in the AV industry mention collaboration, I am reminded of the words of the legendary Inigo Montoya in my favorite movie. “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” I was looking at job […]

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DVDO Now Shipping Line of ProAV Connectivity Tools

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DVDO announced that its commercial-grade ProAV connectivity tools are now shipping including DVDO Keyboard / Video / Mouse (KVM) and HDMI switches, splitters, matrix multiplexers and extenders. The DVDO KVM and HDMI switches, splitters, and matrix multiplexers that enable single operators to control multiple PCs, distribute a single content source to multiple AV outputs, or […]

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Atlona Adds 10-Inch Touch Panel Velocity System Family

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Atlona has added a 10-inch touch panel to its Velocity System family of IP-enabled AV control system products. Now shipping, the AT-VTP-1000VL can also be used as a room scheduling panel for lobbies, hallways and meeting spaces that need a quick and easy way to visualize room availability. It features surround bezel lighting ensuring that […]

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Avocor Announces Its Own Aquarius WorkSpace Intelligence Software

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Avocor announced its own Aquarius WorkSpace Intelligence software. This subscription-based service (SaaS) works with Avocor’s new AVW-6555 Windows collaboration display that’s Microsoft Teams certified, and the all-in-one AVW-5555 interactive display; both with integrated Azure IoT sensors. Avocor Aquarius provides real-time business intelligence of meeting spaces usage and environmental data, such as presence detection, attendee impact […]

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Did You Miss Th!nk AV? Read Our Coverage on Part I, the Influencer Panel, Here

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  The first major AV, UCC and digital signage event of the year was a virtual one. But a virtual format didn’t prevent us from digging in and getting some answers on the uncertainty that lies ahead. Th!nk AV, a three-part thought-leadership event, came to us from Sony, a company who […]

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Viking Releases New Paging Amplifier

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The new Viking PA-250-IP is a paging amplifier is designed to add louder ringing, voice paging and background music to VoIP SIP hosted phone service or a premise-based PBX. The PA-250-IP is a 250-watt rack mounted paging amplifier for 25-volt and 70-volt paging speakers and horns. Initiate voice paging with the PA-250-IP as a Unicast […]

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The “Ins” and “Outs” of Selling Technology

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As technology salespeople, it is very tempting to have early conversations around technology itself. I’ve attended job walks or integrator interviews where the representative of a technology company quickly turns a discussion about a room into questions about how many inputs and outputs the company needs on their switcher or what brand of control system […]

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Zooming Right Along

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Skype, FaceTime and now Zoom. Each of the past several iterations of videoconferencing have a few things in common. First, they became part of the consumer lexicon, becoming verbs, in fact. Second, they became popular because of their use by, and availability to the general consumer. Only Zoom, however, grew at what can be described […]

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KRK Releases New Generation of Powered Subwoofers

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KRK announces the latest addition to its range of studio gear with a new generation of powered subwoofers. Coming spring 2021, the new series of KRK Studio Subwoofers will be available in 8-, 10- and 12-inch variations: S8.4, S10.4 and S12.4. Building on KRK’s legacy of sonic accuracy and performance, the new KRK subwoofers deliver […]

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PreSonus Releases Retro-Inspired Analog Effects Collection

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PreSonus released five retro-inspired effects with the Analog Effects Collection. The collection includes Analog Delay, Analog Chorus, Red Light Distortion, Rotor and Tricomp. Each effect plug-in in the collection used State-Space Modeled drive stages with sonic textures to their user interfaces. Formerly only available in Studio One Professional and Artist, these plug-ins are now available […]

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Meyer Sound Now Shipping LEOPARD-M80 Narrow Coverage Line Array

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Meyer Sound is shipping its LEOPARD-M80 narrow coverage linear line array, a new variant of the LEOPARD loudspeaker designed for focused coverage and long-throw applications. LEOPARD-M80 is identical to the existing LEOPARD design except that it provides a controlled 80° horizontal pattern instead of the 110° coverage of the original model. Because the vertical coverage […]

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E4v in the Rearview Mirror — The Future of Events and Meetings

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V The Almo Pro A/V Fall E4v was my first E4 as an Almo employee. I had the privilege of co-presenting with Donald Guzauckas of HB Live on “The Future of Events.” We touched on everything from corporate meetings to larger live events. We all know things are and will […]

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Logitech Gives Us a Glimpse of How Well At-Home UCC Products Are Doing During COVID: +85%

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Logitech International announced financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2021. Q3 sales were $1.67 billion, up 85 percent in U.S. dollars and 80 percent in constant currency, compared to Q3 of the prior year. Q3 GAAP operating income grew 248 percent to $448 million, compared to $129 million in the same quarter […]

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ClearOne Expands Installation Flexibility for Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile

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ClearOne expanded the installation flexibility for its Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile with a new, optional VESA Mount Bracket. The VESA Mount Bracket is designed to allow pole mount or projector mount options for the BMA CT and the Versa BMA CTH solutions. The VESA mounting options facilitate installation on non-drop, “hard” and angled ceilings […]

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LynTec Releases LCP Lighting Control Panel Series

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LynTec is kicking off the first phase of its new lighting control product lineup with the LCP Lighting Control Panel Series. Designed exclusively for lighting and video wall installations, the LCP Series is built on the same Square D G3 Powerlink controllable circuit breaker platform as the patented RPC Power Control Series, but with the […]

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