Extron Intros New One-Gang Decorator-Style Transmitter

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Extron introduced new DTP2 T 201 D Monday. It’s a one-gang decorator-style transmitter for sending HDMI signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CatX cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) color sampling and complies with HDCP 2.3. The one-gang wall-mountable form factor of the […]

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Can Hologram Technology Help Us Be More Present? Almo and ARHT Think So

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  The infamous 2020 is the year of social distancing. Limited travel. Working from home. Dogs barking at the mailperson. Videoconferencing fatigue. No doubt, today, there’s a certain “art” to being present. How do you stay engaged in our current climate of 2D meetings and, er, less-than virtual meetings and events? […]

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Portrait Displays Announces Release of Calman 2020 R2

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Portrait Displays announced the anticipated release of Calman 2020 R2. Calman color calibration software is recognized across the content creation industry as the foremost software for color accuracy, designed to make the jobs of color professionals easier by streamlining calibration methods, providing verification tools and supporting new developments in display technology. The latest release of […]

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Sharp Adds IoT Dashboard, Synappx, for Its Windows Collaboration Display Users

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) launched Synappx WorkSpaces. Synappx WorkSpaces enhances the functionality of the Windows collaboration display (WCD) from Sharp by leveraging the device’s data collection modules into a dashboard to provide organizations with the data and analytics needed to make informed decisions about their WCD technology and workspace productivity investments. […]

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Avaya Upgrades UCC App With More Zoom- and Teams-Like Features — But, One-Ups Them With 61-People View

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Avaya announced that Avaya Spaces, the all-in-one video collaboration app for the digital workplace, has added new capabilities including an industry-best 61-participant “concert” view. Avaya Spaces is changing the way work gets done, enabling “work from anywhere” by centralizing voice, video, messaging, chat and task management in one app to improve productivity and increase employee […]

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JVC Expands Livestreaming Features for GY-HM250 4K Camcorders

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JVC Professional Video expands its livestreaming features for its GY-HM250 Series 4K camcorders. As the first camera manufacturer to provide streaming directly from the camera, JVC’s 250 Series 4KCAMs will now include SNS video streaming with vertical and square guidelines on the viewfinder to ensure an ideal image capture on a variety of platforms and […]

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iRoom iO Announces New Docking Station for Apple iPad Air 4

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iRoom iO just launched a five-ways-to-mount docking station options for the New Apple iPad Air 4 (2020). The iRoom iO store-charge-control-connect features enable secure and instant access to information and content in residential and commercial venues and applications. The iTop USB-C Tabletop, iTop USB-C OnWall, touchDock motorized InWall dock, fixDock and surDock fixed InWall and […]

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Sony Electronics Releases Two New Compact WUXGA Laser Projectors

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Sony Electronics’ newest WUXGA laser projectors, the VPL-PHZ60(6,000lm) and VPL-PHZ50 (5,000lm) are both compact models — less than four inches high and approximately 15 pounds — designed for corporate, education and entertainment applications. Sony says the VPL-PHZ60 is the industry’s smallest WUXGA 3LCD laser projector in its lumen class and it includes lens shift. Both […]

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Epson Intros Its Brightest Projector — the Pro L30000UNL

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Epson today announced its brightest projector — the Pro L30000UNL — is now available. Delivering 30,000 lumens of color and white brightness, it is apparently one of Epson’s most technologically advanced projectors. The Pro L30000UNL offers native WUXGA resolution with 4K Enhancement technology. It is designed for events, rental and staging, auditoriums, lecture halls and […]

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QSC Announces Availability of the Attero Tech by QSCsolutions

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QSC announced the availability of new Attero Tech by QSCsolutions, including additions to the Axon family of network audio interfaces and Axiom family of analog audio I/O extenders, as well as a new purpose-built network amplifier. Axon Series Network Audio Interfaces: The Axon D2i is a single-gang Dante/AES67 network audio I/O wallplate, allowing for integration of […]

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Extron Ships Its Most Powerful NetPA Ultra Amplifier With 2×200 Watts, Dante and DSP

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Extron is now shipping its most powerful and flexible NetPA Ultra amplifier, the new NetPA U 2002 SB with bridgeable outputs that can deliver two 200-watt channels into low impedance systems or one 400-watt channel into low or high impedance systems. It is an ENERGY STAR qualified, Dante-enabled audio power amplifier in a half rack, […]

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Salamander Designs FPS Series Mobile Stands Now Microsoft-Certified, Authorized

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Salamander Designs announced that its FPS Series Mobile Stands, designed for Microsoft Surface Hub 2S are now certified and authorized by Microsoft. Offering both fixed and adjustable heights plus storage for all AV components/wiring, these are the only electric stands built to integrate with Surface Hub 2S while offering a mobile, ADA-compliant solution. The Microsoft […]

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Peavey Electronics Intros Aureus Digital Mixer

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The new Aureus digital mixer from Peavey Electronics includes a 10’’ multitouch display and access to almost any control and users can get up and running within minutes by simply touching the feature they want. Aureus packages presets for channels, EQ, gate, compressor, scenes and shows and provides the ability to save and store presets, […]

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Will There Be a Rise of Home Studios?

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As we continue to struggle worldwide with the pandemic, I try to keep my eyes open for what is changing in the industry and how we can react to it. I think both about temporary opportunities that we should be working on to keep our businesses afloat and permanent change(s) that will outlive our experiences […]

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Eastern Acoustic Works Intros MKD1200 Series Full Range Loudspeakers

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Eastern Acoustic Works unveils the MKD1200 Series, the newest additions to the MKD Series of full range loudspeakers created for installation applications. The MKD1294 and MKD1264 are three-way designs engineered to produce high output levels and outstanding fidelity while maintaining broadband pattern control for use in applications ranging from stadiums to small music venues. Both […]

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Atlona Launches AT-OME-MH21 Switcher Aimed at UCC

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Atlona just launched the AT-OME-MH21 switcher with both HDMI and USB-C inputs as well as a built-in USB 3.0 hub aimed at UCC installs. The two-input OME-MH21 includes built-in display control, audio de-embedding, 4K to 1080p down-scaling and automatic input selection switches between inputs when sources are added or removed. The OME-MH21’s HDMI input and […]

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Aurora Multimedia Unveils USA-Made Thermal Temperature Tablet

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Aurora Multimedia just launched what the company is claiming to be the AV industry’s first USA-made thermal temperature tablet. The TAVIS is an all-in-one infrared temperature sensing tablet offering 5x resolution of other tablet brands adorning an 80×64 thermal sensor. It is offered in 10.1” (TAV-10), 15.6” (TAV-15), 21.5” (TAV-21) sizes with a variety of […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases 18G 4K HDR Presentation Switcher/Scaler

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Kramer Electronics’ VP-440X is an 18G 4K HDR presentation switcher/scaler with four HDMI inputs and one VGA input. The VP-440X scales video, embeds the audio and outputs the signal to two ports — one HDMI and one HDBaseT — together with an analog stereo audio output. Via HDBaseT, it extends video signals to up to […]

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An AV Integrator Just Created a Driver to Allow Control4 to Steer Yamaha MTX DSPs for Commercial Installs

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The new MTX Universal Driver by Blackwire allows integrators to use Control4 systems and Yamaha MTX DSPs together in their commercial projects. The two-way driver allows for audio matrix and zone volume control while providing the ability to mix in microphones into a zone. Blackwire has been distributing the Yamaha Commercial Installed Solutions (CIS) product […]

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Epson Announces Availability of Six New Laser Displays

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Epson announced availability of six new laser displays — two interactive BrightLink models and four non-interactive PowerLite ultra-short-throw models. The new PowerLite 755F and750F are available now and the BrightLink 735Fi and 725Wi and PowerLite 725W and 720 will be available Nov. 23. Offering up to 85 percent more interactive space than a 75-inch flat […]

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Updated: Barco ‘Freezes’ Overture Control System Development

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Updated Nov. 16, 2020: I reached out to both Kevin Morrison, CEO and Frank Pellkofer, president, Utelogy Corporation for their thoughts and, interestingly enough, they praised Barco and the Overture system with this quote: “Barco is a fantastic company that make world class products. These are extraordinary times and companies across all industries including AV […]

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22Miles Offers Post-COVID Touchless Interactivity Using a Smartphone and Protection-as-a-Service

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22Miles announces that its Secure Mobile Control (SMC) touchless remote control feature is now available for free to new clients leveraging interactive solutions, as well as all current 22Miles clients upgrading to the latest Publisher Pro V6 software. A feature of the 22Miles Protection as a Service software solutions suite, SMC allows users to control any digital display […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Adds to Its Desktop Portfolio

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced two new additions to its NEC MultiSync EA Series desktop portfolio. The 24” EA242F and 27” EA272F include USB-C charging capabilities, a feature that NEC has implemented in advance of industry standards. USB-C helps users with connectivity by replacing video, audio, power and USB cabling with a single cable to […]

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TASCAM Releases Professional-Grade 4K Blu-ray/Media/Network Player

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TASCAM’s new BD-MP4K is a professional-grade Blu-ray/media/network player for 4K/UHD resolution. The BD-MP4K is designed for commercial installations and touring applications requiring 4K (3840 x 2160) image quality and up to 7.1 surround sound. Requiring only one height unit in the rack, the BD-MP4K saves space by eliminating the need for discrete audio/video playback devices […]

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Vanco International Intros Two New HDMI Extenders Over Fiber

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Vanco International has introduced two new HDMI extenders over fiber: the EVEXFBR1 with bidirectional IR and RS-232, and the EVEXFBK1, which adds KVM over USB 2.0 passthrough. Both products are 4K HDR capable and can send signals up to 984 feet/300 meters over multimode fiber optic cables and 6.2 miles/10 kilometers over single mode fiber […]

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Studio Technologies Announces Model 5482 Dante Bridge

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Studio Technologies has announced the Model 5482 Dante Bridge bridging up to 64 AoE channels between LANs or Dante domains. Each of the Model 5482’s independent interfaces provide three Gigabit Ethernet network ports, allowing support for both switched and redundant Dante operation along with a separate management network connection. Each “side” of a Model 5482 […]

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Lumens Unveils the VC-TR1 Auto-Tracking Camera

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Lumens unveiled the VC-TR1 auto tracking camera. The VC-TR1 is equipped with an exclusive auto-tracking facial detection technology. There are three advanced tracking modes; Stage Tracking, Everywhere Tracking and Partition Tracking. Each advanced tracking mode has its own unique function. Each tracking mode has its own unique style making the camera applicable for multiple video […]

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PreSonus Intros New Revelator USB Microphone

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The new PreSonus Revelator USB microphone claims to have the voice audio sound of the mics you hear radio announcers use. PreSonos says the secret to a “radio sound” is a combination of the right talent and microphone with just the right amount of EQ and compression. Revelator uses the same EQ and compression algorithms […]

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PPDS Announces Philips T-Line Touch Displays for Education

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PPDS announced the availability of the Philips T-Line — a new range of interactive touch displays designed exclusively for education. First unveiled at ISE 2020 in February, the new Android-powered T-Line integrates an Android-based processor in a 65”, 75”and 86” interactive LCD display. Mounted to the wall like a traditional whiteboard or blackboard, T-Line displays […]

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Marshall Electronics Intros New USB3.0 HD POV Camera

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Marshall Electronics just introduced the CV503-U3 camera model designed around its CV503 camera, which is commonly used in professional broadcast production. The CV503-U3 is a dedicated USB3.0 HD POV camera to meet the demand for USB-based workflows for both work-from-home as well as a range of remote livestreaming applications. It offers simple plug-and-play connectivity using […]

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Extron Introduces Two NAV Encoders With Decorator-Style Wall Plate Design

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Extron has introduced two new NAV encoders in a decorator-style wall plate design. These models support streaming visually lossless 4K video with ultra-low latency. With support for 1-gigabit-per-second Ethernet networks and optional Ethernet expansion ports, the NAV wall plate encoder series uses the Extron-patented PURE3 codec to deliver groundbreaking performance with real-time, visually lossless video […]

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VuWall Releases TRx 3.0 Software Platform for AV-over-IP Content Distribution

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VuWall just announced the release of TRx 3.0, now powered with VuTrex technology, a single software platform that can distribute AV-over-IP content thus, create a digital canvas. TRx 3.0 also introduces a redesigned architecture, with its hybrid VuTrex technology, that can manage multiple sources in any source format and route them to single displays or […]

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