Panasonic Expands Range of Solid Shine LCD Projectors — Adds PT-MZ20

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Panasonic today expanded its range of Solid Shine LCD Projectors with the addition of the PT-MZ20 Series. There are now three new models alongside the PT-MZ20K projector announced earlier this year – the world’s smallest, lightest and quietest 20,000 lumen LCD projector. They comprise of the PT-MZ17 (16,500 lumen), PT-MZ14 (14,000 lumen) and PT-MZ11 (11,000 lumen). Designed for corporate […]

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BenQ Launches Educational BenQ Board Smart Displays

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BenQ just launched its new educational BenQ Board smart displays. Comprising the Premium RP Series, Mainstream RM Series and Entry-Level RE Series, the interactive displays feature tools to enhance learning comprehension, engagement and collaboration for in-person, virtual and hybrid classrooms. This includes germ-resistant screens with up to 40 touch points, license-free EZ Write interactive whiteboard […]

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Logitech Releases Logitech Sight AI-Powered Tabletop Camera

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Logitech announced Logitech Sight, an AI-powered tabletop camera that works with the front-of-room camera Rally Bar or Rally Bar Mini to intelligently capture the best perspective of meeting participants and track conversations as they move around the conference room. Logitech Sight is the latest in a series of innovations and part of its New Logic […]

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Meeting Room Camera Market Breaks $1 Billion Barrier in 2021 and Continues to Perform

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By Alistair Johnston Futuresource Consulting The market for meeting room cameras continues to show buoyancy, as hybrid working patterns maintain their presence in the commercial landscape. A new report from Futuresource Consulting shows that volumes increased across every meeting room camera category last year, culminating in 15% volume growth and 19% value growth year-on-year. Meeting […]

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Nureva Will Debut Newest Audio Product for Education at EDUCAUSE 2022

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Nureva will use the EDUCAUSE show, Oct. 25-28, to debut its newest audio product for education. Visitors to booth 1600 will learn how Nureva’s new audio conferencing systems make it easy and affordable to get consistent, full-room audio coverage in mid-size and large hybrid learning spaces. Powered by patented Microphone Mist technology, Nureva systems are […]

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JVC Professional Now Shipping KY-PZ510 Series PTZ Cameras

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JVC Professional is now shipping its KY-PZ510 Series PTZ Cameras. The latest addition to JVC’s CONNECTED CAM remote production solutions, the new series includes four models with 4K60P HEVC Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) streaming, perfect for studios, classrooms, corporate settings, event facilities, sports venues and houses of worship. The cameras also feature enhanced SMART auto-tracking that follows one […]

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Avocor Announces Range of Ultrawide Displays

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Avocor just launched the L Series, a new range of Ultrawide 21:9 displays. With two models available in the range (touch and non-touch), the L series is aimed at Microsoft Teams Front Row users, as well as the impending wide-screen version of Zoom. Solutions like Microsoft Teams Room new Front Row experience utilize the 21:9 ratio to deliver a more holistic meeting […]

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Zoom Adds Sign Language Interpretation, New Features for Zoom Whiteboard

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Zoom has added Sign Language Interpretation, new features for Zoom Whiteboard and the availability of Workspace Reservation on its mobile app. Bring everyone into the conversation and create a more accessible environment with Sign Language Interpretation. Meeting and webinar hosts can designate multiple participants as sign language channel interpreters, and participants can choose which sign language interpretation they see. To give […]

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JBL Stage 2 Architectural Series from HARMAN Luxury Audio Group Now Shipping

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HARMAN Luxury Audio Group announced that its JBL Stage 2 Architectural Series and Stage XD Series loudspeakers are now shipping. Featuring eight models in various configurations for both in-wall and in-ceiling installations, Stage 2 Architectural Series loudspeakers are crafted to be visually discreet. Offered in two sizes and built for durability, Stage XD Series all-weather […]

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Planar Adds Luminate Fine-Pitch, High-Bright Outdoor LED Video Wall Series

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Planar just announced a new addition to the company’s portfolio of outdoor fine-pitch LED display solutions with the release of a fine-pitch, high-bright outdoor LED video wall designed for up-close viewing. The Planar Luminate Ultra Series LED video wall display features coated LEDs to deliver ruggedness and exceptional image detail for high-ambient light environments. The Planar […]

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LED Studio Launches V-Poster Freestanding Digital Poster Display on Wheels

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LED Studio just launched something the company is calling the V-Poster, an all-in-one, freestanding digital poster display on wheels.  At 1800mm (70” H) x 600mm (23” W) and with an ultraslim profile of 25mm, the V-Poster is available in 1.8mm and 2.5mm LED pixel pitches. The V-Poster can be installed in a single formation or a […]

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Logitech Debuts Brio 500 Webcams, Zone Vibe Headphones for Hybrid Workers

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Logitech debuted two new product series, Brio 500 webcams and Zone Vibe headphones, designed for hybrid workers. Created for those who want enterprise-grade audio and video quality on at-home video calls, Brio 500 series (Brio 500 and Brio 505) is a new class of webcams that solve the most common video conferencing challenges. Brio 500 series introduces the Show […]

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ViewSonic Corp Adds 135-Inch All-in-One Direct-View LED Display Solution Kit With Foldable Screen

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ViewSonic Corp just debuted a 135” All-in-One Direct View LED Display Solution Kit with a foldable screen. The foldable design reduces the packaging size by nearly 50%, compared to the previous generation. With pre-assembled systems and a built-in motorized stand, this solution kit is designed for rental, live events, exhibitions or any short-term usage. The […]

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BenQ Adds 4K Resolution to RP03 Series Smart Boards

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BenQ debuted 4K resolution RP03 Series smart boards to the company’s BenQ Board family, aimed at the education market. The 65″, 75″ and 86″ RP03 interactive models feature one-tap NFC log-in to instantly load lesson materials; interactive teaching tools for more hands-on lessons; germ-resistant screen, pen, and remote; split windows for multitasking; array microphones, 16W […]

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An Analysis of Crestron’s ‘Town Hall’ Sessions: Addressing the Supply Chain

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It is no secret to the AV world that most companies have dealt with incredible supply chain issues in the past 18 months. We hear horror stories of companies changing ship dates from weeks, to months to even years. It is not uncommon today to hear of 18 -24-month ship dates. For some reason, much […]

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Extron AV Solutions Help Train and Certify EMT and Paramedic Students at Wake Tech EMS Simulation Suite

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Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the largest community college in the state, serving approximately 70,000 students. At the Perry Health Sciences Campus, students take courses that prepare them for certification as emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Instruction is enhanced by a simulation suite where students practice hands-on scenario-based medical procedures on […]

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Optoma Launches Creative Touch Interactive Flat Panel Displays for Education and Corporate

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Optoma launched its new Creative Touch Interactive Flat Panel Displays (IFPDs) for education and corporate environments. Creative Board is a whiteboard with a floating toolbar. And, the new Creative Board provides users with an infinity canvas feature that allows users to embed browser pages to the screen thus, you can pull information such as images […]

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Extron Fox3 Matrix Switchers Now Feature Integrated IPCP Pro Q Xi Control Processor

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Extron announced that FOX3 Matrix Switchers now feature an integrated Extron IPCP Pro Q xi control processor, with all the same advanced features, processing power, security and breakthrough technologies found in the stand-alone Extron IPCP Pro xi Series control processors. The Fox3 line has now been extended to include the Fox3 Matrix 560x and Fox3 […]

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Crestron Responds to Aurora’s Latest Marketing Email

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You might remember the conversation that took #AVtweep LinkedIn by storm last month, all stemming from an Aug. 10 marketing email from Aurora Multimedia. Social Media Recap: Aurora Calls Out Crestron in Recent Marketing Email This week, Crestron responded by issuing a cease-and-desist order. Aurora then sent out the following second marketing email Sept. 13: […]

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Prowise Releases Touchscreen Ten G2 Interactive Whiteboard Aimed at ‘Secure Educational Environments’

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The Prowise Touchscreen Ten G2 is promoted as the first interactive whiteboard aimed at secure educational environments. But, it acts just like a normal IFP as the new interactive whiteboard is equipped with Android 11, four pens with pick-up recognition, an anti-bacterial glass plate and hundreds of educational tools and apps. The Prowise Touchscreen Ten G2 […]

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PTZOptics Announces Move Line and Studio Pro, HuddleCamHD Announces MiniTrack 4K Pro

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PTZOptics, and sister company HuddleCamHD, announced a slate of new camera releases. The PTZOptics Move line is a new line of PTZ cameras designed for universal compatibility, so every Move camera has outputs for SDI, HDMI, USB and IP. PTZOptics will offer the Move line with either 12X, 20X or 30X optical zoom, all with […]

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FOR-A Adds New Software Optimized Appliance Revolutionized Series

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FOR-A just entered a new market with a product called the SOAR-A series. The name stands for Software Optimized Appliance Revolutionized by FOR-A and marks the company’s direction toward a software-based strategy for a variety of applications. The first SOAR-A line product will be the SOAR-A Edge — a line of secure IP transport appliances […]

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Key Digital Now Shipping New 4K UHD Video Wall Processor and Seamless Matrix Switcher

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Key Digital is now shipping its KD-VW4x4ProK 4K UHD Video Wall Processor and Seamless Matrix Switcher;  dubbed an all-in-one solution featuring four HDMI inputs and four HDMI outputs (plus four mirrored) UHDoTP (Ultra High Definition over Twisted Pair) outputs. Introduced at InfoComm 2022, the KD-VW4x4ProK is a video wall processor and switcher, in one, that includes a […]

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Will Supply Chain and Inventory Problems Change AV?

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In mid-August, Gary Kayye shared an advertisement from Aurora on his LinkedIn page. In the advertisement, Aurora took on Crestron’s well-known stock issue directly. You can read more about the various reactions in Steph Beckett’s blog post here. The comments are interesting as a real-life experiment regarding what works with advertising — or what doesn’t. […]

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Audinate Adds New Tools Within Dante Studio

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Audinate announced new tools within Dante Studio, an application within the Dante AV ecosystem that integrates PC applications with AV-over-IP. These new tools, Dante Video TX, a virtual transmitter, and Dante Video Viewer, an application to view a video flow, will work with Dante Video RX to provide system designers, integrators and end users a complete networkable […]

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Nixer Pro Audio Debuts RS32 32-Channel Dante Switch

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Nixer Pro Audio just debuted the RS32; a 32-channel Dante switch in a 1RU frame where each switch has two inputs that can be routed to any one output. One input is active at any given time, and these switches can be ganged together to create a maximum 32-pole switch. The RS32 is designed for […]

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intoPIX and Deltacast Add Support for JPEG XS and SMPTE 2110-22

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intoPIX and Deltacast have added support for JPEG XS & SMPTE 2110-22 using DELTACAST IP Virtual Card. The IP Virtual Card is a software stack allowing video capture and streaming using standard COTS network cards (NIC). This compatibility with any NIC makes the IP Virtual Card unique for developers to accelerate the transition to IP workflows. Using JPEG XS safeguards all advantages of an uncompressed stream […]

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Clear-Com Adds V-Series IrisX IP Panel

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The new V-Series IrisX IP Panel from Clear-Com “expands the capabilities of the original V-Series Iris Panel,” using thin-film-transistor (TFT) displays for increased brightness and better resolution combined with the V-Series Iris’ lower latency and increased port capacity. Clear-Com says IrisX fits into IP-based productions with AES67 connectivity and dual NIC connections. Along with all […]

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Maxhub Releases UC BM35 Teleconference Speakerphone

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Maxhub announced the UC BM35 Bluetooth Teleconference Speakerphone — the latest iteration of the company’s line of teleconference speakerphone systems. Obviously designed for teleconferencing, online training and work-from-home scenarios, the UC BM35 is, like all Bluetooth devices, plug-and-play and has a 30-hour battery life. At 5 inches square by 1.5 inches high, the Maxhub UC […]

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Nice/Nortek Control Releases Panamax C3-IP

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Nice/Nortek Control announces the release of the Panamax C3-IP, a 12 Amp BlueBOLT enabled compact power conditioner and power sequencer that provides individual control for three separate outlets. With remote power management via the BlueBOLT cloud platform, installers can monitor, control and program from anywhere. Fifty percent smaller than its predecessor, the Panamax C3-IP has […]

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Extron’s ShareLink Pro LinkLicense for Active Learning Now Available

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Extron has announced that the ShareLink Pro LinkLicense for Active Learning is now available. This LinkLicense enables users to simultaneously share content between multiple ShareLink Pro 1100 systems. Extron says this is ideal in active learning classrooms with multiple small groups working together with a central instructor station. Content can be assigned to various displays […]

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Fulcrum Acoustic Intros CCX Range Coaxial Passive Cardioid Loudspeakers

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Fulcrum Acoustic announced the introduction of two new additions to the company’s CCX range of compact coaxial passive cardioid loudspeakers: the 8in CCX8 series and the 15in CCX15 series. The CCX 8in coaxial system is offered in two horn patterns: CCX896 ( 90° x 60° ) CCX826 ( 120° x 60° ) Like the CCX […]

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