Roland Intros ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer Plug-in

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Roland has introduced the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, an expandable plug-in version of the Roland ZEN-Core Synthesis System for macOS and Windows. ZENOLOGY allows music-makers to create with ZEN-Core directly in their DAWs and introduces new sound compatibilities between software and a range of hardware. With thousands of sounds available, ZENOLOGY’s browser allows users to filter […]

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Portrait Displays Launches Calman 2020

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Portrait Displays has announced the release of Calman 2020 — an addition to its Calman color calibration solutions. Calman is designed to make the users’ jobs easier by streamlining calibration methods and providing consistent updates with the latest features, according to the company. Calman 2020 boasts several new features, including Calman Ready AutoCal support for […]

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Jetbuilt Celebrates Fifth Anniversary, Releases Prototype Code

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Jetbuilt just celebrated its fifth anniversary with the release of its prototype code, available at prototype.jetbuilt.com, to showcase its proof of concept experienced by selected integrators and investors in 2015. Jetbuilt, introduced at InfoComm 2015, will honor its anniversary during InfoComm 2020 Connected from June 16-20, 2020. Launched by industry integrator Paul Dexter, Jetbuilt was […]

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Ross Updates Voyager Graphics Rendering Solution — Version V4.0

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Ross has announced the launch of Voyager V4.0 — the latest version of its graphics rendering solution for virtual studio and augmented reality applications. Voyager is based on Epic Games’ Unreal engine and provides content creators with creativity and realism when producing on-air graphics. Voyager V4.0 has been built on the latest Unreal V4.25 release […]

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AVIXA Announces Winners of the AV Experience Awards

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AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has announced the winners of the AV Experience Awards. This awards program recognizes the innovative integration of content, space and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. InfoComm 2020 Connected will host a virtual panel discussion on June 16, at 10 a.m. EDT, featuring winners of the AV Experience Awards […]

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Facial Recognition Is DEAD in the Digital Signage Market

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Technology seems to be able to do nearly everything — unless the government steps in and says, “No, it can’t.” And, that’s precisely what happened with the concept of facial recognition. Everyone’s experienced it. Everyone’s probably used it, too, if they have a Facebook account or use Apple devices — facial recognition is a giant […]

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NEC Unveils Brightest Projector in its PA Laser Projector Series

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NEC Display Solutions of America launched the brightest projector in its PA laser projector series, the PA1004UL. It has 10,000 lumens of brightness. The WUXGA resolution PA1004UL’s claim-to-fame is how quiet it is — at a 35 dB operating noise level — like 30% quieter than any other projector in its brightness category. This quiet […]

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The Status of ProAV, As Told By AVIXA’s “COVID-19 Impacts to ProAV Businesses” Webinar

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Last week, AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association) held an important and data-driven webinar based on consolidated findings from the past 12 weeks of its Impact Survey — a weekly assessment of proAV industry trends, attitudes and perceptions in light of the pandemic. The “COVID-19 Impacts to Pro AV Businesses Webinar,” available to AVIXA […]

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Sony Electronics Releases New BRAVIA 4K Displays for Commercial Market

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Sony Electronics launched its new BRAVIA 4K HDR BZ40H series of professional displays for the commercial market. The new models include 55-inch (FW-55BZ40H), 65-inch (FW-65BZ40H), 75-inch (FW-75BZ40H) and 85-inch (FW-85BZ40H) options for use in various B2B applications. The BZ40H series integrates Sony’s system on a chip platform with features including a redesigned with input from […]

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Navori Labs Launches QL Access Control Add-on to Its Signage Software

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Navori Labs announced the launch of QL Access Control, a new feature developed in response to COVID-19, as an add-on to its QL digital signage software. According to Navori, QL Access Control enables retailers and public spaces to monitor and secure entry and exit traffic in compliance with the latest health regulations. QL Access Control […]

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DPA Microphones Announces New High-SPL Lavaliers

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DPA Microphones’ new 6060/6061 lavaliers are housed in stainless steel, PVD-coated casing and include high SPL up to 129dB. Both also feature a 60-percent smaller capsule and are available in black, white, brown and beige. They also feature durable construction and unsurpassed sound quality, making them ideal for any live production. According to DPA, the […]

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Future of the Integration Business: Human Resources

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By Michael Timmes National Systems Contractors Association The COVID-19 pandemic should have you reexamining your HR policies about remote work, sick time, benefits, and more. As integration companies battle through a COVID-19-depleted market, there is much uncertainty about what the future of the integration industry holds. One feeling, however, has been consistent throughout NSCA’s countless […]

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Aveo Systems’ New Mira Connect Me Allows Users to Control AV Systems from Personal Devices

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Aveo Systems has introduced Mira Connect Me — patent-pending technology for all Mira Connect systems — that allows users to control their audiovisual systems from their smartphones, tablets and computers. Users who want the flexibility of using their own devices or prefer not to touch a shared touch screen can now access a room’s Mira […]

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AtlasIED’s New Speaker Cover Aims to Help Hospitals and Others Protect from Dust and Particles

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AtlasIED introduced a new accessory Thursday aimed to help hospitals, medical and pharmaceutical facilities, manufacturing and other establishments minimize the spread of dust and other particles that can pass into the air through speaker grilles. Available as a separate cover (SHS-CVR) or included with AtlasIED’s SHS strategically hidden speaker (SHS-6T2CVR), the rubber cover offers a […]

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Studio Technologies Releases New Headset Aimed at Esports

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Studio Technologies has released the Model 207 Esports Console. According to the company, the console helps to make esports events more compelling by opening the lines of communication, allowing production personnel, team coaches and fans to hear what the players are discussing during gameplay. The solution also prevents teams from hearing their competitors or the […]

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Extron Announces the XMP 240 — its New Expansion Matrix Processor

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Extron announced the availability of the XMP 240 Expansion Matrix Processor, featuring a mix matrix with 24 channels of Acoustic Echo Cancellation. It also has 48×48 Dante connectivity in a half-rack space. The XMP 240 can also be used stand-alone for matrix processing in an all-network audio system. When connected to a DMP Plus Series […]

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Powersoft Amplifiers Can Now Be Specified Within D-Tools Software

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Powersoft has announced that its full line of amplifiers will be available for specification within the D-Tools software for systems integrators. Powersoft dealers will be eligible for a free 45-day trial of D-Tools Cloud. D-Tools’ on-premises software — System Integrator (SI) — and cloud-based platform — D-Tools Cloud — streamline project workflows for system integrators. […]

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Digital Projection Launches Satellite Modular Laser System

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Digital Projection launched the Satellite Modular Laser System (Satellite MLS) for the North American market on Thursday. This allows the separation of the pure laser light engine, with the associated power and thermal management, to a remote location. It then enables a compact and virtually silent projection “head” that primarily contains optics, video processing and […]

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Parasound Introduces New Amplifier Aimed at Commercial and Residential Installers

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Parasound has introduced a 12-channel, 2-ohm power amplifier aimed at commercial and residential audio systems installers with power options for stereo audio in six rooms (zones) and 24 individual speakers. The Parasound ZoneMaster ZM 12 drives two channels at 120 watts each, 8 ohms, with the remaining 10 channels at 60 watts each. With 4-ohm […]

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Matrox Updates HDCP Support for Mura 3.04 Driver

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Matrox announced the arrival of its enhanced High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) support Wednesday. According to the company, the enhancements will simplify the integration of copy-protected sources in video-wall designs. Available via the Matrox Mura 3.04 driver, this new development enables OEMs and system integrators to pair Matrox Mura IPX capture cards and Matrox D-Series […]

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Barco Unveils 4K Matrix Switcher for Live Events and Permanent Installs

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Barco’s new PDS-4K is an 8 x 2 (+2) 4K matrix switcher with mixing program outputs for both live events and permanent installs. The PDS is base don the Barco Event Master platform and incorporates its Athena scaling technology for seamless mixing and switching. The PDS-4K is compatible with all the Barco visualization solutions and […]

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Future of the Integration Business: Meeting Room Solutions

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By Tom LeBlanc National Systems Contractors Association Integration firms looking beyond the COVID-19 crisis will serve customers with a new set of priorities for meeting room technology. As integration companies battle through a COVID-19-depleted market, there is much uncertainty about what the future of the integration industry holds. One feeling, however, has been consistent throughout NSCA’s […]

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New Security Solution From Viking Can Monitor Phone Lines, Measure Voltage Drop

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The new Viking LVR-1 is designed to augment a security system by monitoring analog phone lines and measuring any voltage drop. This drop is programmed to activate relay contacts that signal a nonworking phone line. When the voltage on an analog phone line monitored by the LVR-1 drops below 2 volts, the LVR-1 begins a […]

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Design Thinking — The New Normal for AV

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Business-As-Usual is all but done; Design Thinking is here to replace it during the “new normal” of a post-COVID world. As of this article’s writing for rAVe, one of the most recent common phrases in the English-speaking lexicon has to be ‘new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The term is a hopeful euphemism to cope with […]

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Five Reasons Why Outsourcing AV is Critical Now More Than Ever

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By Cory Allen Almo Professional A/V As the powerful Joe Rogan says, “we are living in strange times.” Who could have anticipated a virus would shake up our world to the degree it has? We have all been forced to adapt to a new way of living in such a short period. Through that adaption, […]

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Renewed Vision Updates ProPresenter Software, Adds Livestreaming Capabilities

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Renewed Vision debuted an update Wednesday of its ProPresenter (7.1) that adds livestreaming and recording capabilities via RTMP. ProPresenter 7.1 enables users to choose any one of the software’s multiple simultaneous output screens and stream it live using the RTMP protocol, record it to disk or do both concurrently. The livestream can be output directly […]

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DiGiCo Releases Software Update for its S Series Consoles

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DiGiCo’s latest software update, V2.6, for its S Series consoles delivers new features including control of the A164D Wall LCD and A168D Stage for networked audio in installations via the Dante 64@96 DMI as well as support for the DMI-KLANG. Since both the A164D Wall LCD (16 x 4) and the A168D Stage (16 x […]

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Visix Releases New Electronic-Paper Room Sign

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Visix has announced the release of its newest electronic-paper room sign, the EPS 125. This 12.5-inch E Ink sign is the third e-paper sign from Visix, alongside its EPS 60 and EPS 74 models. New EPS 125 room signs have a large display surface with a resolution of 1304 x 984 pixels (4:3), which is […]

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A Giant Increase in Gaming Headsets for 2020 Forecasts Big-Time Esports Future for AV

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Gaming headsets and accessories have seen a boost in demand during the first half of 2020, new research from Futuresource Consulting has shown. With social distancing measures increasing demand for communication equipment both from the virtual office and in the virtual playground, gaming headsets are one bright spot for the technology market in 2020. “Our […]

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Kinly Buys AVMI; Now a Top 5 Global UCC Company

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Kinly, headquartered in Amsterdam, announced the acquisition Tuesday of AVMI, an AV integrator headquartered in London. The acquisition of AVMI strengthens Kinly’s position in the EMEA and likely makes them the third or fourth-largest service provider focused on UCC services, globally. Together, Kinly and AVMI will offer a proposition in the virtual collaboration space to […]

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ScreenBeam 1100 Plus Adds HDMI Switching in a Single Device

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ScreenBeam announced the release Tuesday of ScreenBeam 1100 Plus, adding an HDMI input to combine wireless display and HDMI switching in a single device and includes multi-user and role-based central management of devices to support large deployments with multiple sites and administrators. The ScreenBeam 1100 Plus wireless presentation system includes these features: There are three […]

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Ross Launches SoftGear, its New Signal-Processing Platform

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Ross announced the launch of softGear, a brand new signal-processing platform that draws its design and methodology from Ross Video’s openGear ecosystem and our experience of providing interoperable systems. SoftGear is the technology platform that creates new ways to acquire, process, manage and distribute content. It complements existing hardware-based workflows with software-based processing for both […]

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