IGMP and the Quirky Querier

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By Erik Indresøvde AV Target Network configuration is a key consideration when deploying AV over IP, so if you’re in the AV industry, you should probably familiarize yourself with the terms “Multicast“and “IGMP” sooner rather than later. Multicast is basically a group communication where a single stream of data is addressed to a group of […]

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Three New Omega Presentation Switchers from Atlona Debut

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Atlona today announced three new Omega Series products for 4K/UHD presentation and conferencing applications including the OME-PS62, a 6×2 matrix presentation switcher featuring three HDMI inputs and two HDBaseT inputs alongside a USB-C AV input. The USB-C interface also can be used for data connectivity to the OME-PS62’s integrated USB 2.0 hub, as well as […]

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AxisTV Alert for CAP-Compliant Emergency Notifications on Digital Signs Debuts from Visix

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Visix now shipping the full release of its AxisTV Alert software application for digital signage. This stand-alone alerting platform can be used with any content management solution, including Visix’s own AxisTV Signage Suite, and easily integrates with popular third-party alerting suites like Alertus and Rave Mobile Safety. AxisTV Alert is built around Common Alerting Protocol […]

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Nominations for the 8th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards are OPEN!

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It’s that time of year again! We are now accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards and we need you (our readers) to tell us who you think the best of the best is in the AV industry. In case you didn’t know every year at InfoComm we give out our annual rAVe Readers’ […]

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ClearOne Says It Isn’t Done Suing Shure; Shure Calls Allegations Meritless (Updated)

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ClearOne told us today that it has filed a lawsuit against Shure Incorporated for trade secret misappropriation and willful patent infringement of a third ClearOne patent — U.S. Patent No. 9,264,553 (“’553 Patent”) — in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. This patent covers each cancelation in beamforming mic arrays. You […]

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The New Extron ShareLink Pro 1000 Is a 4K Wireless and Wired Collaboration Gateway

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Extron has announced the immediate availability of ShareLink Pro 1000, the Wireless and Wired Collaboration Gateway that enables anyone to present content from their computers, tablets or smartphones onto a display for easy collaboration. ShareLink Pro supports simultaneous display of up to four devices including an HDMI‑connected device and dynamically updates the display layout as […]

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InFocus Is Getting Out of the Projector and Display Business (Updated)

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The industry’s first portable “projector” manufacturer, InFocus, is getting out of the display and projector businesses overall. The company apparently held an all-company meeting at 12:30 p.m. today to inform their teams that they were ceasing display operations. Telling their teams they were “looking at new strategies,” they started to layoff the majority of the […]

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Matrox Debuts 4K H.264 Streaming Encoder in EDGE

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Matrox Video today launched Matrox Monarch EDGE, a 4K and HD, low-latency encoder for webcasting and remote integration (REMI) applications. An H.264 encoder that is capable of delivering resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 at 4:2:2 10-bit color, it can handle 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 over 25 GbE connectivity and support RTMP, SRT, […]

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Audio-Technica Showcases System 10 2.4 GHz Camera-Mount Wireless System at NAB

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At NAB, Audio-Technica is showing its System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System featuring a compact design that’s available in handheld, lavalier and body-pack configurations. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference, the System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System Features: Digital 24-bit/48 kHz wireless operation for ultimate sound quality Dependable performance […]

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MuxLab Debuts New SDI Converters

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MuxLab unveiled two new SDI converters today, including the 12G-SDI to Quad/Dual Link SDI Converter (model 500725) down-scales a 12G-SDI signal to a lower bandwidth dual link 6G-SDI or quad link 3G-SDI format. The lower bandwidth standards are output via traditional coaxial cable using BNC connectors. The Converter has one BNC input supporting 12G-SDI and […]

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Christie DS is New Small 3LCD Laser Projectors

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The new Christie DS Series is a trio of 3LCD laser projectors with ISO lumens ranging from 7,500 to 9,000, as well as a 4,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The Christie LWU755-DS, LHD878-DS and the LWU900-DS projectors feature 360-degree orientation for flexible installation and comprehensive input/output options including HDBaseT. These low maintenance projectors offer up to 50,000 […]

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What Happened to Proxima Is a Business School Case of How NOT to Merge Two Companies

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On the day that InFocus shocked the AV industry and announced they’d bought its largest competitor, I was actually there. It was Monday, March 6, 2,000 — I remember the details of the day very well but my old Franklin Planner helped me keep track of the date for the purpose of this article. Let me […]

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BenQ Launches New Cinema 4K Projector in CinePrime HT5550

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BenQ today announced the new CinePrime HT5550, a native 4K DLP projector aimed at dedicated home theaters and living rooms, with HDR-PRO and CinematicColor DCI-P3 technologies for 100% coverage of Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI)’s DCI-P3 wide color gamut standard. The HT5550 CinePrime projector is native 3840×2160 resolution and 8.3 million distinct pixels for each frame. […]

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Extron and Panopto Partner to Integrate Extron Control Into Their Content Management Platforms

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Extron and Panopto, an enterprise video platform provider, today announced a strategic partnership to integrate Extron’s configurable AV control systems with Panopto’s media capture software and content management system. Extron is now publishing certified drivers for Panopto enterprise video content management systems. Extron configurable control will provide customers with customizable workflows to streamline day-to-day in-room […]

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Williams Sounds FM+ System is Truly Innovative in Wireless Assistive Listening

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Williams Sound’s new FM+ is the industry’s first system able to broadcast both FM and Wi-Fi audio from a single source. The new FM+ integrates professional WaveCAST Wi-Fi audio server technology into a Williams Sound FM assistive listening system. End users can now listen with either an FM receiver or with their own smartphone (via […]

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Middle Atlantic Ships the Industry’s Best Looking AV Credenza

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Middle Atlantic Products today announced the company’s C3 Series Credenza — previewed at CEDIA 2018 and ISE 2019 — is now shipping. This solution combines a 10-inch-deep space-saving profile with modern design that meets the compliance standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The true innovation, using Middle Atlantic’s unique Frame to Furniture design […]

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Sonifex Ships New Dante Enabled Commentary Products

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Sonifex is shipping its new Dante commentary units, the AVN-CU2-DANTE for 2 commentators and the AVN-CU4-DANTE for up to 4 commentators. Both units use Dante AoIP together with 4 wire connections so they bridge the gap between old and new technology, allowing the ease of connectivity & functionality of AoIP together with the legacy connections […]

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Sharp Debuts the Future of All Displays with New SoC- and Cloud-Based 4K Monitors

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Sharp today launched two new lines of 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) resolution commercial displays. Sharp’s PN-HM Series includes the PN-HM651 65” Class (64 ½” diagonal), PN-HM751 75” Class (74 9/16″ diagonal) and PN-HM851 85” Class (85 9/16” diagonal) displays. They each provide a brightness of 500 nits, are designed for 24/7 environments and are […]

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Neutrik Debuts opticalCON DRAGONFLY

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Neutrik just announced the opticalCON DRAGONFLY Fiber Optic Camera Connector Series. The new DRAGONFLY series is aimed at the Broadcast and ProAV markets and its technology uses fiber lenses and fusion splicing to achieve a signal with minimal loss. DRAGONFLY is based on Neutrik’s patented XB2 Technology. Its fusion splice high-performance lens transmits UHD 4K […]

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A VuWall / IHSE Partnership Will Bring Virtual Video Walls to Everyone

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IHSE announced a partnership with VuWall, a provider of virtual video walls software and systems, for the integration of the IHSE KVM matrix and VuWall systems to control and visualize all sources from the matrix switcher onto the video wall. With this system, multiple sources can be switched and displayed simultaneously on the video wall. […]

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Higher Education Technology Managers Association

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Over the past dozen years or so, technology managers in higher ed have grown more educated and become more visible in the industry. However, many feel that this group has never been looked at as equals in the industry. We have several organizations that represent us, including an AVIXA council, “Technology Managers Council.” There are […]

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Yamaha Debuts New Line of DXRmkII Powered Loudspeakers

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Yamaha today announced the DXRmkII series of powered loudspeakers — DXR15mkII, DXR12mkII, DXR10mkII and DXR8mkII. The DXRmkII models reach a higher SPL than the previous series, thanks to a larger, 1.75″ voice coil HF compression driver and precise amp tuning. To develop the larger and lighter HF driver, Yamaha collaborated once again with the company’s […]

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B-Tech Debuts Fast Hook-On Mounts

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B-Tech’s new BT8441 and BT8442 mounts deliver a simple, fast hook-on mounting process, with lateral adjustment of screen position once fitted. The BT8441 is designed for screens from 37 to 55 inches, with a maximum weight capacity of 80 kilograms (200 pounds). The BT8442 benefits from the same high load limit but with a larger […]

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BenQ Ships Amazon Voice-Enabled LCDs

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BenQ has enhanced its Premium RP Series of interactive flat panels (IFPs) with voice control powered by AWS. Directly integrating AWS with BenQ’s Saffi voice-assistant technology, the RP Series IFPs use a voice-enabled remote that simplifies instruction tasks and introduces more flexibility in the classroom. The voice capability is available as an Amazon skill and […]

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Neutrik Debuts mediaCON Family of USB Connections

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Neutrik USA has announced the mediaCON product family for interconnecting devices such as hard drives, cameras, video monitors, media capture equipment, audio interfaces and computer hardware with a lockable USB Type-C cable. Specified to handle all components designed for data rates up to 10 GB/s (USB 3.1 Gen 2), 100 watts power and 10,000 mating […]

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Extron Ships HC 404 Integrated with Zoom Room Control

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Extron told rAVe that it’s already shipping the HC 404 Meeting Space Collaboration System, which extends control capabilities to Zoom Rooms. It provides a one-touch user experience for conferencing, collaboration and AV room control. A single interface on your Extron TouchLink Pro Series touchpanel is all you need to control every conferencing and audiovisual function. […]

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rAVe Partners with AVIXA for ProAV Industry’s First-Ever 5K Family-Oriented Race

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The AVIXA Foundation will host its first-ever 5K Walk/Run at InfoComm 2019 on Friday, June 14 in Orlando, Fla. Proceeds from the 5K will go toward fulfilling the AVIXA Foundation‘s mission of attracting and developing students for careers in AV. You can register here. The AVIXA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization focused on […]

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Atomos Debuts Shinobi SDI 5 4K HDR Monitor

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Atomos has just introduced the Atomos Shinobi SDI on the back of its successful March 2019 Shinobi launch. The super-lightweight Shinobi SDI is a go everywhere professional 5” HD-SDI and 4K HDMI camera-top monitor for any production. The monitor is suited to the professional video creator that uses or owns a variety of cameras and […]

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PreSonus Ships FLEX DSP-Powered StudioLive 64S and Series III S Mixers

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PreSonus is now shipping its new StudioLive 64S, with 76 mixing channels, 43 buses and 526 simultaneous effects. Thirty-two individually configurable FlexMixes allow you to create your preferred combination of aux mixes, matrix mixes and subgroups for your application. StudioLive 64S mixers feature an independent main mono/center bus; each channel has a dedicated level control and a center divergence control […]

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NEC Debuts New 55″ 4K Displays

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NEC Display Solutions of America announced new 55″ 4K (3840×2160) UHD commercial-grade displays and a slim new design. Like other new models in the C & V Series, the V554Q features an anti-reflective high haze coating, external control and network capabilities through LAN, and SpectraView Engine Technology, which allows for complete color control. Featuring 500 […]

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