Sharp NEC Display Releases InfinityBoard for UCC Collaboration

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Sharp NEC Display’s latest collaboration board, the IB754Q-2.1 InfinityBoard is shipping. The 75-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution UCC board includes an ultra-high-definition InGlass touch display and two passive pens. Its design also includes an ultra-wide angle Huddly IQ videoconferencing camera and high-end conference speakers. The included PC and Windows 10 Pro so you can […]

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Vivitek Displays Chosen By ‘Education Other Than At School’ Program in Ireland

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Vivitek has announced that 62 of its interactive NovoTouch displays have been selected by Education Other Than at School (EOTAS) Centres in Northern Ireland. The consultation and installation of the panels were conducted by IMEX, Vivitek’s reseller partner in Northern Ireland. EOTAS Educational Centres were introduced to cater for children who find the mainstream education […]

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Extron to Ship DTP2 T 201 D HDMI Transmitter

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Extron is shipping the DTP2 T 201 D, 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@60 at 4:4:4 color sampling and complies with HDCP 2.3. The one-gang, wall-mountable form factor of the […]

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PPDS Announces Philips L-Line 7000 Series of LED Displays

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PPDS has announced the launch of the Philips L-Line 7000 series of LED displays. The new high-brightness and bezel-free 7000 series includes a more simplified mounting and calibration system, built-in cable and data wiring, an IP30 rating (protection against dust, dirt and moisture) and fire retardancy. Making its debut in North America, the Philips 7000 […]

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Powersoft Expands Amplifier T Series With T902 and T904

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Powersoft announced two additions to its touring amplifier platform under the T Series. The T902 is a two-channel amplifier specified to deliver 4000W at 2 ohms, 3200W at 4 ohms or 1800W at 8 ohms. Its high rail voltage and peak current on the outputs make it ideal for driving large 4-ohm subwoofers (like dual […]

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Biamp Releases ‘Desono EX’ Line of Surface Mount Loudspeakers

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Desono EX is Biamp’s newest line of surface mount loudspeakers, designed for a range of distributed applications, including presentation spaces, restaurants, hotels, bars, multipurpose spaces and themed entertainment and sports facilities. Desono EX is for indoor and outdoor use and includes three full-range models and one matching enclosure subwoofer. The 6.5-inch model is available to […]

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Sony Electronics Releases Updated Virtual Webcam Driver for Transmission Support

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Sony Electronics released Version 3.0 for the BRC-X400, SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 cameras, which will support the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol. This brings high-quality video transmission with low latency in a wide range of applications and uses including remote production, seminars, live events, education and faith. The SRT Alliance, which Sony joined in January 2021, offers an open-source protocol that combines […]

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Vestel Visual Solutions Launches NFT Art Collection for IFX 4K Interactive Display Series

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Vestel Visual Solutions has marked the launch of its next-generation IFX Series of 4K interactive displays with the creation and showcase of its own NFT art collection. Depicting some of the greatest thought leaders of all time, including Aristotle, Socrates and Hippocrates, the tokenized artwork has been designed using the IFX displays’ Whiteboard application. Made […]

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MAXHUB Announces New Raptor Series LED Wall Displays

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MAXHUB announced the new Raptor Series Integrated LED Wall Displays. Consisting of seven models ranging in size from 120-inches diagonal to 220-inches diagonal, the new Raptor Series integrates studio-quality speakers and a 30-watt internal audio amplifier with dual loudspeakers. The series also adds SPDIF audio output capability, making it an all-in-one LED monitor. The Raptor […]

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Wilmington plc Launches Digital Classroom for Education and Networking Services

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Wilmington plc, global provider of information, education and networking services, has officially launched a state-of-the-art Digital Classroom. The Digital Classroom provides a highly engaging, broadcast-quality remote teaching experience for its thousands of worldwide customers, students and members. Enabled by Barco and its virtual classroom solution, weConnect, the Digital Classroom is designed to provide an immersive experience that […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases KDS-10 Transceiver Encoder and Decoder

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Kramer Electronics’ KDS-10 is a dual-stream transceiver for streaming 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) video signals via Ethernet over copper cable. The KDS−10 can be set as either an encoder or decoder. As an encoder, it encodes and streams one or two HDMI inputs over an IP network via H.264 or H.265. As a decoder, it receives the encoded signal, […]

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Sony Professional Display Line Expands Digital Signage Usage and Functionality

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With the introduction of the BZ35J and BZ30J series of 4K HDR BRAVIA Professional Displays, Sony continues to expand its digital signage and presentation display lineup. Building on the previously announced 32-inch FW-32BZ30J model, the new options range in size from 43 to 75 inches to accommodate corporate and education environments of varying sizes. Sony […]

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The ISE Barcelona Numbers Are In — Smiles All Around!

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ISE Live & Online (June 1 and 2) closed its doors at the Fira de Barcelona after a successful two-day physical exhibition, with face-to-face attendees perusing about 55 booths, in-person keynotes and roundtables as well as a concurrent ISE Digital program. You can find rAVe’s coverage of ISE 2021 in Barcelona here. “This event is […]

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Visix Continues Rolling Out Digital Signage Network for UNLV

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Visix continues its multiyear rollout of a digital signage network for the University of Las Vegas (UNLV), now serving five departments with an eclectic and engaging blend of custom interactive wayfinding systems, traditional digital signage and meeting space solutions. Visix has had a presence on the UNLV campus since 2013, alongside other digital signage systems […]

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I Miss ‘POT’ Calls

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Remember way back when, when phone calls didn’t include video? I miss these days. Unbeknownst to my clients — sans the occasional siren or Harley Davidson motorcyclist, there were many, many times where I would jump on a call with them and walk, and walk and walk while strategizing. I loved it. Not only was […]

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Panasonic Adds Quad Pixel Drive to 1-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE Laser Projection Line

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Panasonic has added Quad Pixel Drive to its 1-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE laser projection products to create the 5,200-lumen PT-FRQ50 projector. In addition to 4K (3840 x 2160) images, the projector also supports 240Hz/1080p frame rates with minimal input-to-output latency of under 8ms. Quad Pixel Drive, Panasonic’s original pixel-quadrupling technology, produces detailed 4K images that […]

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Panasonic Debuts New 4K Solution Lineup of Projectors, Lenses and Displays

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Panasonic debuted a new lineup of 4K solutions including new 4K 1-Chip DLP projectors and interactive displays. The Panasonic PT-RDQ10 Series of 1-Chip DLP laser projectors designed for entertainment, rental and corporate installs. There are three models that range from 8,000 to 10,000 lumens as well as an optional ET-DLE020 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens with zero […]

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Optoma Announces FHDS 130-inch LED Display

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19Optoma announced an all-in-one 130-inch LED dubbed the FHDS130 SOLO LED display for boardrooms, classrooms, houses of worship, retail and hospitality. Pre-calibrated connectivity is via one HDMI cable. The native 1080p FHDS130 SOLO LED has a 3,000Hz refresh rate, delivers 800 nits of brightness with a 5,000:1 contrast ratio and is eco-friendly (<0.5W standby mode) […]

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VR Tech Firm Igloo Vision Gets $2.8 Million Investment, Expands Global Growth Plans

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Igloo Vision has secured a new £2 million ($2.8 million) investment to support its global growth plans. Igloo Vision’s technology and software enables any digital content (including immersive virtual reality or 360° content) to be displayed in a physically shared space. In the past, the firm has operated by renting and selling its dome-like immersive […]

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#DearVendor Podcast and Higher Ed: Speaking Directly to the Industry

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Several months ago I started a podcast here on rAVe called #DearVendor. The idea behind the podcast is the AV industry is an ecosystem — we are only healthy if all parts of the industry are healthy. In the podcast, I give tech managers (aka in-house integrators) an opportunity to tell manufacturers, integrators, programmers, designers […]

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Unboxing the FLEX From Newline Interactive!

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Chances are, you’ve heard of the Newline FLEX — we even covered it last year when it was first unveiled on the market. The Newline FLEX is a solution completely designed for desktop collaboration. The 27-inch monitor includes capacitive touch, full device touchback capability (with palm rejection), USB Type C connectivity (with power) and an […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Expands Enterprise Sound Bar Lineup

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Yamaha Unified Communications announced a new model to its Enterprise Sound Bar lineup, the ESB-1090. The model is aimed at remote conferencing, classrooms and hotel guest rooms, lobbies or meeting rooms. The ESB-1090 features three modes: Conference, Education and Hotel. Yamaha’s ESB-1090 features two subwoofers, two mid-range speakers and two tweeters. It connects to any […]

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Planar Announces Release of DirectLight Ultra Series

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Planar today announced the release of the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series, a premium line of fine pitch LED video wall displays. The Planar DirectLight Ultra Series includes models with MicroLEDs, off-board power supply, proprietary alignment technology and built-in processing. Offering models in 0.6, 0.7, 0.9 and 1.2-millimeter pixel pitches, the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series is […]

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Extron Launches Two-Way Ceiling Tile Speaker

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Extron launched a new SoundField SF 228T Plus two-way ceiling tile speaker for low impedance and 70-volt/100-volt systems. Now available for immediate delivery, it has a new coaxial driver that delivers high power handling with smooth frequency response. This design features 2 foot by 2 foot (610-millimeter x 610-millimeter) by 5.3-inch (135 mm) deep enclosure […]

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Lumens Digital Optics Officially Enters AV-over-IP Market With OIP Series

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Lumens Digital Optics just entered the AV-over-IP market with a 1Gbps family of products that includes encoders (OIP-D50E, OIP-D40E), decoders (OIP-D50D, OIP-D40D), and the controller (OIP-D50C). The OIP series delivers “visually lossless” 4K/1080p AV signals with ultra-low latency over long distances through standard IP networks. The solutions are ideal for a wide range of environments, […]

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LG Business Solutions Releases TR3DJ Interactive Display Series for K-12 Collaboration

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a series of interactive displays designed for K-12 and integrated with remote-teaching technology. The new LG TR3DJ series is available in 65, 75 and 86-inch models. All three interactive displays feature IPS display panels and are native 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution along with a 20-point, multitouch surface. […]

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Professional Audio in AV — Emerging From a Pandemic

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James Kirby Futuresource Consulting The professional audio market has traditionally been an area of long-term growth, driven by macro factors and innovation across a range of vertical and product segments. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 came as an unprecedented shock to the industry, negatively impacting many of the industries which previously provided long-term growth for […]

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Sennheiser Updates MobileConnect Wi-Fi for Larger Audio Streams

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Sennheiser has updated its MobileConnect Wi-Fi streaming solution for simpler use and a new “Standalone Use” mode. MobileConnect’s new Standalone Mode allows higher education institutions to integrate MobileConnect into their existing Wi-Fi network for assistive listening support. This plug-and-play mode is especially attractive for smaller systems and first installations, yet the solution is still fully scalable. Each MobileConnect […]

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Sony Adds Touch Technology to Displays Through TSItouch Collaboration

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Sony’s BZ40H series of 4K HDR displays announced a technology collaboration with interactive specialist TSItouch. The collaboration adds infrared (IR) multitouch technology to the 55, 65 and 75-inch models of Sony’s BRAVIA professional displays. TSItouch Pulse Type IR technology detects virtually any input — including a finger, gloved finger, stylus or pen — and enables […]

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Barco Intros ClickShare Present Family

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Barco just expanded the ClickShare family with two new models in what the company is calling the ClickShare Present family. The entry-level C-5 is designed for huddle spaces and small meeting rooms, offering simply wireless 4K content sharing. The high-end C-10 is for interactive collaboration in any meeting space, adds better video performance (higher video […]

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Extron Announces Quantum Expansion Cards for Large Video Walls

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Extron just announced the availability of Quantum Expansion IN and Quantum Expansion OUT cards that simplify the design, integration, and operation of large video walls. The cards link up to five Quantum Ultra frames together, extending the high-speed HyperLane bus between processors. Once configured, the processors operate as a single system with a common, shared […]

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company Intros New Kits That Turn Any Space Into a Workspace

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company just introduced the Work Anywhere Connectivity Kits that can turn any space into a workspace. Designed for USB-C enabled laptops, the Work Anywhere Kits include either the Comprehensive VersaHub or VersaDock and include a bundle of cables for connecting anywhere you may be working. There are currently four models available: The CCK-WAK02 […]

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