Mackie Drops Portable SRM-Flex Column PA System

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Today Mackie announces its latest entry into the portable PA market, the all-new SRM-Flex Portable Column PA System. Using a lightweight design, SRM Series sound quality, a six-channel digital mixer and wireless control and streaming, SRM-Flex is designed for all portable PA system applications. The modular design of SRM-Flex features a 10″ LF woofer in the molded cabinet […]

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Four Channel Versions of the QSC CX-Q Series Ships, But Eight-Channel Is Delayed

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QSC has announced availability of the CX-Q Series four-channel network power amplifiers. The CX-Q Series network amplifiers utilize a Class-D hybrid powertrain design built upon the PL380 PowerLight amplifier platform, which has been installed in mission-critical installations around the world. They also feature two QSC amplifier innovations — FlexAmp and FAST (Flexible Summing Amplifier Technology) that combine more power distribution options in […]

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QSC Acquires Attero Tech

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QSC announced today that the company acquired Attero Tech, effective September 30, 2019. This combines the portfolio of the Q-SYS audio, video and control ecosystem with Attero Tech’s networked AV endpoints and I/O peripherals. QSC’s development capabilities will grow as Attero Tech’s Fort Wayne-based engineering staff will join the multi-national QSC team. “This acquisition is […]

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One Tester to Rule Them All: Test HDMI AND HDBaseT With One Simple, Future-Proof Device from MSolutions

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MSOLUTIONS “Get it done right the first time and it’ll pay off in the long run.” How many times have you heard this advice? Have you committed to it in your AV installations? What tools will actually help you get it done right the first time? With HDBaseT, getting […]

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Prismview Is Integrated Into Samsung: All of a Sudden, Samsung Is an LED Leader Now

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Today Samsung Electronics America announced the integration of Prismview, LLC sales and marketing teams into its display business — further strengthening the company’s LED portfolio and salesforce. The Utah-based company manufactures and installs large-format LED video displays, and their products are recognized around the world for outstanding image quality and superior durability. Prior to being […]

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Webinar | A Discussion of the Now & Future of BYOD and Wireless Collaboration

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It all started with Barco’s ClickShare, the market leader in BYOD and wireless collaboration, back in 2012. But, now Crestron, AMX, Extron, Vivitek, Lumens, Kramer and even a tiny company called AirTame all have wireless sharing and BYOD devices aimed at small meeting room and huddle spaces. So, where are we now? Who has what […]

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The Ripple Effect — Your Premeeting Chatter Matters

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The science of meetings is fascinating. How do we best communicate with one another when we find ourselves sitting across from each other in a conference room? How do we solve problems, build confidence in one another, share? It’s an interesting area of our lives to explore — particularly because the workday is composed of […]

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TASCAM Intros Compact MZ-123BT Commercial Grade Multi-Zone Audio Mixer

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TASCAM has announces the new MZ-123BT commercial-grade multi-zone audio mixer. The compact, single rack space MZ-123BT builds on the feature-set of the 2U MZ-223, adding Bluetooth-functionality and an intuitive front-panel control design and layout that makes it as easy to operate as it is to install and set up. Three music playback input channels, including […]

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NSCA Partners with Solutions360 to Help Simplify AVaaS for Integrators

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GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation and Solutions360 said today that they’ve partnered with NSCA in hopes of helping AV system integrators to ease into AVaaS (AV as a Service). Using Solutions360’s Q360 is designed to add monthly payments to AV quotes and proposals theoretically making it easier for their customers to choose a monthly payment option. […]

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What Education and Professional Development Should AV Integrators Be Pursuing to Survive and Thrive in a Post-Convergence World?

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By Brian Rhatigan Director of Business Development, Almo Pro A/V One thing I can say with certainty about the industry we work in is that change is constant. While basic foundations like flat panel displays, projectors and amplifiers, for example, remain stable, the way in which they are used and the way in which we […]

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Another Year, Another Video Wallapalooza: Don’t Miss Leyard and Planar’s Roadshow

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM LEYARD AND PLANAR It’s that time again. Leyard and Planar’s popular Video Wallapalooza Roadshow is back for a fourth year, hitting the most U.S. hot spots in the history of the show for its 2019 tour. The series began in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 23, 2019, and will […]

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Almo Pro A/V Adds ClearOne, Yamaha UC and MXL to Sound Options Audio Group

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Almo Pro A/V today announced ClearOne, Yamaha Unified Communications and MXL as the newest brand additions to its Sound Options dedicated audio sourcing and technical engineering group. All three are showcasing the latest audio products in the “Sound Options Experience” live demo room during the Almo Fall 2019 E4 Experiences, coming to the New York Metro […]

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Alcons Audio Intros Tiny Subwoofer, the BF121

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The BF121 is a subwoofer system featuring a single 12″ long-excursion woofer with double-spider suspension and 4″ voice-coil in a bass-reflex configuration. The direct-radiating woofer is mounted in a vented chamber, with large bass reflex port for excellent breathing capacity, increasing overall output while minimizing port-compression. The frequency range is tuned to a -3dB response […]

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Listen Buys AudioConexus

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Listen Technologies Corporation has acquired AudioConexus. AudioConexus helps sightseeing tour operators engage visitors with technology and services that complement Listen Technologies’ portfolio of assistive listening and tour guide products. AudioConexus will transition to Listen Technologies Canada over the next few months. Estimates project the global tours and activities market as a $183 billion industry by 2020. Providing engaging, […]

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AVIXA Research Shows Merger-Mania Isn’t Affecting ProAV Market Like We Think

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Extensive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is taking place economy-wide, headlined by deals like the mega-merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. ProAV shares in this evolution. Twenty-seven percent of AV providers reported that the company they currently work for had acquired, merged with or been acquired by another company in the previous five years, according to […]

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Peerless-AV Adds BIM Library

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Peerless-AV has now made its product line drawings Building Information Modeling (BIM) compatible. With BIM data now easily accessible, architects and other building professionals can integrate highly realistic models of Peerless-AV products directly into their digital designs, rather than drafting them independently or using generic placeholders. Each digital model includes all the necessary data, specifications […]

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TASCAM Model 16 Ships

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The new TASCAM Model 16 all-in-one mixing studio takes live multi-track recording to an affordable new level. The Model 16 is a compact mixing console that fits comfortably in a rehearsal studio, house of worship, home studio or any production environment where recording quality is paramount and space is limited. The TASCAM Model 16 is […]

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PreSonus Drops New PX-1 and PM-2 Mics

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PreSonus is now shipping two new microphones designed specifically for recording applications. The new PreSonus PX-1 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic is designed for recording vocals, guitar, podcasts and more. A large-diaphragm, side-address condenser microphone, the PX-1 features a 1-inch (25 millimeter), gold-sputtered capsule designed to provide exceptional clarity throughout its frequency response range. The PM-2 […]

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Salt Mines, Key Chains and Media: Three Things AV Should Know About HDCP

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It’s dark, cramped and dry.  A single elevator slides more than 600 feet underground creaking to a stop to deliver a solitary visitor and their payload ⁠— a locked case carrying an original 35 mm print. What’s in that case? The original celluloid print of Star Wars? Something more modern like Christopher Nolan’s 35 mm […]

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AVIXA Just Launched the BEST THING EVER – the AV Experience Awards

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AVIXA just announced the launch of the AV Experience Awards program to recognize the innovative integration of content, space and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. The AV Experience Awards program celebrates the ability of AV technology to expand human capabilities, or to excite, inspire or enhance an experience across diverse markets and industries. The program’s […]

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ATEN Enters AV Management Market

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ATEN Technology just launched Unizon, a server-based software to manage, monitor and control ATEN AV installs. Once ATEN Unizon is installed on the client server, users can access the software remotely through Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge/Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and other mainstream web browsers. ATEN Unizon allows AV/IT administrators to schedule tasks by batch […]

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1 Beyond Debuts AutoTracker 3 Camera with NDI Connectivity

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1 Beyond has announced the 1 Beyond AutoTracker 3 camera with NDI to allow for automatic presenter tracking in AV-over-IP workflows. NewTek’s NDI technology is an IP technology that allows the camera to provide video streams that can be viewed by NDI compatible software or hardware devices anywhere on the same network. Only a single […]

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Axiom ML1 Audio Module Ships

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Attero Tech is shipping the Axiom ML1, the latest product in its Axiom series of audio extension I/O modules. The new Axiom ML1 provides extension of analog mic- and line-level audio sources in a single-gang, Decora-style wallplate. Its combo XLR and ¼-inch input connector accepts dynamic microphones, with 40 dB of adjustable gain and offers […]

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Harbinger Drops M100-BT and M200-BT Portable PAs

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Harbinger Pro Audio’s new M100-BT and M200-BT portable PA systems are complete transportable sound systems. Both PA systems feature powered mixers with a variety of inputs, including stereo Bluetooth input, channel EQ and 800 watt (peak) stereo power amplifiers that deliver a big, clear, full-range, best-in-class sound and plenty of power for large spaces. Custom […]

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Camplex Debuts a 4K HDMI SFP Fiber Extender with EDID and RS232

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Camplex has introduced a new fiber 4K/2K HDMI extender for use with SFP modules that features automatic EDID and RS232 bi-directional passthrough and is HDCP 2.2 compatible. The CMX-FMCH001 18 Gigabit fiber extender sends a standard copper-based HDMI signal up to 4K@60Hz via SFP modules (not included) with a maximum distance of 37 miles over […]

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ZeeVee Does Dante in ZyPer4K Line

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  ZeeVee has announced support for Dante in the 10G AV-over-IP SDVoE-based ZyPer4K AV decoder. The ZeeVee ZyPer4K decoder enable users to route any audio source within a ZyPer4K deployment to a Dante network. Dante audio over IP includes support for features such as “human” readable names for all connected devices, automatic device discovery, one-click […]

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Stealth and Harman Partner, Deliver Hidden JBL Conceal Series Loudspeakers

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Invisible loudspeaker developer Stealth Acoustics has announced a partnership with HARMAN Luxury Audio to co-develop and launch a new series of concealed loudspeakers for residential custom audio applications. The new JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers combine patented Stealth Acoustics invisible loudspeaker innovations with JBL acoustic design. The JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers utilize Stealth’s patented transducer implementation […]

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Almo ProAV to Distribute WolfVision Cynap

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Almo ProAV today announced a new distribution partnership with WolfVision, a company that specializes in presentation and collaboration solutions. As part of the distribution agreement, Almo is the first and only distributor of WolfVision’s Cynap Pure high-performance BYOD presentation system. WolfVision is showcasing Cynap Pure at the Almo Fall 2019 E4 Experiences, coming to the […]

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The TRC-1480 from URC Just Became the Best Handheld Remote Control Ever

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URC just debuted the TRC-1480 Handheld Remote with a push-to-talk voice control feature, a 2.4-inch touchscreen LCD including two-way metadata, hard buttons and an ergonomic design. The TRC-1480 features an integrated microphone for easy voice communication with Alexa or Siri (for Apple TV). The new TRC-1480, aimed at both HomeAV and ProAV applications, provides full […]

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URC Enters Architectural Speaker and Outdoor Speaker Markets

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URC entered the architectural speaker market this week at the 2019 CEDIA Expo show. The new line consists of four models of in-ceiling speakers and a pair of outdoor speakers, all available mid-October. URC offers four models of in-ceiling speakers with this design. The flagship model SP-8EX features an 8-inch woven fiber cone woofer, a […]

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