TASCAM Debuts TM-250U USB Condenser Microphone

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TASCAM just debuted the TM-250U USB Condenser Microphone that’s designed for direct connection to a computer for audio podcasting, dialog and vocal recording, music recording, conferencing and other forms of online audio. The TASCAM TM-250U connects via USB and has a super-cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response of 20Hz~20kHz and is compatible with Windows, […]

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ARX Debuts Ultra deBalancer

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ARX just debuted the Ultra deBalancer, a two-channel audio de-balancer and switchable +4dB or -10dB Level Optimizer, specifically designed to handle the critical task of converting Pro Audio balanced outputs to unbalanced signals. With so many different consumer products in today’s “BYOD” environment, you need to be prepared with the right equipment on hand to […]

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LAVNCH and LEARN: ViewSonic — Collaborative Education and Workplace Solutions

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On March 31, THE rAVe Agency Founder and Director Gary Kayye was joined by ViewSonic’s Ryan Strayer, Dan Sharpe and Chris Graefe for another installment of our LAVNCH & LEARN sessions. The session — titled “Collaborative Education and Workplace Solutions” — aimed to discuss ViewSonic’s exciting new products designed to foster collaboration in workplace and […]

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PS Audio Now Shipping PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST)

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PS Audio is shipping its PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST), designed for disc playback from SACD, CD and other optical disc formats. The new PerfectWave SACD Transport is capable of playing stereo audio from most types of optical discs, including SACD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD-R*/-RW*/+R*/+RW*(*audio data file only). In addition, the PST will play the […]

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THX Ltd Debuts Portable Consumer DAC/Amplifier Solution

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THX Ltd debuted its first consumer electronics device, THX Onyx. THX Onyx offers higher performance than traditional DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) amplifiers by including THX AAA amplifier technology onboard. THX Onyx has both THX AAA and ESS Pro DAC chips inside, as well as MQA support, creating a portable DAC/Amplifier for powering wired headphones. THX Onyx […]

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Planar Releases MGP Series Fine-Pitch LED Displays

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Planar expanded its fine pitch LED display solutions with the release of the Planar MGP Series. With the new Planar MGP Series, Planar is trying to make fine pitch LED a closer alternative (cost-wise) to projection or tiled LCD environments including retail settings, classrooms, lecture halls and houses of worship, as well as digital signage […]

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Audio-Technica Now Shipping New Omnidirectional and Cardioid Condenser Mics

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Audio-Technica is shipping the new ES945O/XLR omnidirectional condenser boundary microphone and ES947C/XLR cardioid condenser boundary microphone — replacing A-T’s ES945 and ES947. The ES945O/XLR and ES947C/XLR add IPX4 water resistance, protecting the microphones from splashes of water and making them even more ideal conferencing and monitoring solutions for a wide range of applications. With their […]

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LG Releases Medical-Grade Diagnostic Monitor Optimized for 3D Mammography

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LG Business Solutions USA has a new medical-grade diagnostic monitor in the form of the 31-inch, 12-megapixel 31HN713D, used for multiple modes of diagnostic study, including 3D mammography. Traditionally, mammography has represented a challenge to digital imaging and diagnostics, requiring high brightness and resolution to discern subtle details in the human breast.The monitor’s 31-inch screen […]

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HETMA Files for 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

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The Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance (HETMA), founded in 2019 by Joe Way, PhD (University of Southern California) and BC Hatchett, M.A.Ed. (Vanderbilt University), has filed formal articles of incorporation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the State of California. This move positions HETMA to further its mission of advocating for technology managers’ needs and […]

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AVer Information Launches DL30 AI-Based Auto Tracking Distance Learning Camera

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AVer Information announced the launch the DL30, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Auto Tracking Distance Learning Camera. Designed specifically for the K-12 distance learning classroom but can be used in training, houses of worship and UCC spaces, the DL30 boasts advanced AI to automatically detect the teacher’s movement in the classroom, allowing them to focus on […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Upgrades E Series Stand-Alone Large Format Displays

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced its upgraded E Series stand-alone large format displays. Designed with corporate, education and indoor digital signage applications in mind, the improved E Series is native 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution with a slim bezel design, giving users the opportunity to share content, whether in small information installations or built-in […]

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Dynacord Intros MXE5 24 x 24 Matrix for IP-Based Peripherals With Dante and AES70-Compliant Control

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Dynacord’s MXE5 is a 24×24 matrix/communications hub for IP-based peripherals integrated with Dante and AES70-compliant control aimed at fixed installations in stadiums, sports venues, convention, conference and event centers, churches and larger educational facilities. Dynacord just improved the MXE5’s DSP configuration by adding the SONICUE sound system software for control. In addition, MXE5 now features […]

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Listen Technologies Announces ListenTALK 2.0, Expanding Possibilities for Multi-Language Interpretation

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Listen Technologies Corporation has announced ListenTALK 2.0, adding functionality to overcome the challenges that distance, background noise, hearing loss and face coverings pose to communications. The new functionality makes it easier for interpreters using ListenTALK to listen to audio in one language and speak the words in another language without having to carry additional equipment. […]

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Sony Intros XVS-G1 Entry-Level Live Production Switcher with 4K

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The newest addition to Sony’s switcher family, the XVS-G1, is an entry-level compact live production switcher that includes a new video processing engine, 4K and 1080p support with a modern design. Optimized for live production needs including news, entertainment, sports as well as houses of worship, corporations and educational institutions, the XVS-G1 system is intended […]

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Extron Announces Availability of the SSP 200 Surround Sound Processor

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Extron announced the availability of the SSP 200 Surround Sound Processor designed for pro AV applications in corporate and commercial environments. This new processor automatically decodes Dolby and DTS formats from HDMI sources to discrete audio outputs. Providing up to ten built-in outputs, plus additional outputs via an EXP port, the SSP 200 provides the […]

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Resources for Becoming Your Best AV Self

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V During the spring E4v, I was asked about my resources. For me, that’s an almost overwhelming question. Yes, I’m a bit of a bookhound, but there are also people, organizations, websites and papers that I’ve found invaluable over the years. Like many of you, I tripped into this whole […]

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ClearOne Adds Voice Life to BMA 360 Ceiling-Tile Mic Array

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ClearOne has added Voice Lift technology to its BMA 360 ceiling-tile microphone array. ClearOne’s says the mic is integrated with technologies like FiBeam and DsBeam to allow greater Voice Lift gains to be realized than have been previously possible. The combination of ClearOne’s beamforming plus feedback cancellation technologies provide up to a 20 dB boost in gain before feedback compared to […]

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Optoma Releases New 4K UHD 1-Chip Projectors for Home and Ed

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Optoma is aiming for the home or edu-based game with the new UHD35 and UHD38 projectors — both 4K UHD 1-chip DLP-based with 3,600 and 4,000 lumens of brightness, respectively. Both are Consumer Technology Association (CTA) certified True 4K UHD and include what the company is calling an “Enhanced Gaming Mode” with input lag of […]

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Squirrels Releases Reflector 4 Screen-Mirroring and Media Streaming Receiver App

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Squirrels released Reflector 4, a screen mirroring and media streaming receiver application for Mac and Windows that wirelessly receives content from AirPlay, Google Cast and Miracast devices. Reflector 4 is the first new iteration of the software receiver Reflector 3. Key improvements include better performance, new device frames for customizable content-sharing and a redesigned app […]

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DVDO Releases New H264/5-Encoder and Decoder

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DVDO introduced DVDO-H264/5-Encoder and DVDO-H264/5-Decoder to convert Full HD 1080p video from any HDMI source into H.264/5 streams over IP for use in video walls, video routing systems and livestreaming broadcasts. An encoder can be paired with a decoder to transmit 1080p video streams up to 100 meters / 330’ via a single Ethernet cable […]

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Tightrope Media Systems Releases Cablecast VIO Stream

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Tightrope Media Systems has unveiled Cablecast VIO Stream, an automated solution for bringing live event streams and on-demand video to the web, social media and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Extending the “add once, publish everywhere” efficiency of Tightrope’s Cablecast broadcast automation solution to organizations that don’t have their own television channel, VIO Stream enables local governments, […]

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PPDS Now Shipping T-Line Interactive 4K Touch-Display Range

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PPDS, the provider of Philips Professional TV and Digital Signage products and solutions, is now shipping its new T-Line interactive 4K (3840 x 2160) touch-display range, built exclusively for education. Unveiled as a prototype at ISE 2020, the Philips T-Line’s features and functionality have continued to expand and evolve to address the constantly-changing health and […]

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Sharp NEC Solutions Upgrades ME and MC Series Projectors

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced its upgraded ME and MC Series projectors. Primarily designed for K-12 education, the upgraded projectors leverage new lamp technology that increases the brightness to between 4,000 and 4,500 lumens and features the longest lamp life on the market, extending to 20,000 hours in ECO mode. Increased lumens equals brighter projection, […]

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Extron Adds Wall-Plate Encoders for Its AV-over-IP NAV Line

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Extron is pleased to introduce two new NAV encoders, which feature a decorator-style wallplate design and stream ultra-low latency, high quality video, audio and Ethernet signals over a 10 Gbps optical Ethernet interface. These encoders support streaming real-time, lossless video at resolutions up to 4K@60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. The Extron NAV Series features […]

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Audio-Technica Intros Two New Miniature Boundary Microphones

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Audio-Technica has introduced two new miniature, space-saving boundary microphones: the ES945O/TB3 omnidirectional condenser boundary microphone and the ES947C/TB3 cardioid condenser boundary microphone. Like their larger counterparts (ES945O/XLR and ES947C/XLR, also recently introduced), these mics are suitable for conferencing, recording, monitoring and other demanding sound pickup applications, but the ultra-compact design enables highly inconspicuous tabletop, ceiling […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases KIT-400 Auto-Switcher/Scaler Kit

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Kramer Electronics’ KIT-400 is an auto-switcher/scaler kit for 4K HDMI and VGA over HDBaseT. The KIT-400 extends video signals to up to 130 feet (40 meters) over CAT copper cables at up to 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24bpp video resolution and provides further reach for lower HD video resolutions. The full kit includes the KIT-400T transmitter/switcher and […]

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Almo E4v Opens Flex Experience — A Month-Long Extension of Its Virtual Event!

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With well over 2,500 preregistered attendees tuning in live last week for the spring 2021 edition of the E4 Evolution (E4v), Almo Professional A/V extended the opportunity to learn and earn AVIXA CTS Renewal Units through the E4v Flex Experience. E4v Flex is a month-long, on-demand opportunity for integrators, end users and tech managers to access […]

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Marshall Electronics to Launch 4K Version of NDI PTZ Camera

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Marshall Electronics just told rAVe the they intend to launch a new 4K version of its NDI PTZ cameras (the CV730-BHN) late Q3 and it will have 30x optical zoom along with NDI, NDI |HX and simultaneous 12GSDI/HDMI 2.0 outputs. Also planned for later this year, Marshall will release its CV620-BI with 20x optical zoom […]

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Vivitek Adds LauncherPlus Button Solution to NovoConnect Lineup

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Vivitek has updated the button-solution of its wireless sharing lineup — NovoConnect — called the LauncherPlus. The new LauncherPlus connects to any laptop to establish a direct Wi-Fi connection to all the Wireless Collaboration solutions in Vivitek’s Novo Ecosystem — both Add-On Devices and All-in-One display solutions. The new LauncherPlus is designed with an even […]

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