Draper Designs Clarity Shield — See-Through Social Distancing Barriers

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Instead of using an ad-hoc piece of see-through plexiglass for schools and co-working desk spaces — during the COVID-19 pandemic, Draper has designed something called the Clarity Shield, a series of see-through social distancing barriers. Although initially developed with schools in mind, it can be used in any public place where people gather, including huddle […]

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Extron Announces Latest Addition to NAV Pro AV-over-IP Products

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Extron announced that the NAV E 101 DTP, the latest addition to its NAV Pro AV-over-IP products, is now available. The NAV E 101 DTP is an encoder to bridge DTP Systems with NAV Pro AV-over-IP by accepting an input signal from any DTP Systems transmitter and streaming ultra-low latency content over standard Gigabit Ethernet […]

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Atlona Intros Avance Series HDBaseT Extender Kits for Commercial AV

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Atlona has expanded its line of HDMI extension products with the new Avance Series of HDBaseT extender kits. Five Avance Series kits provide installation options for commercial AV applications ranging from conference rooms and classrooms to extended-distance video distribution. Four transmit 4K/UHD 60Hz 4:2:0 video up to 130 feet (40 meters) or 1080p 60Hz video […]

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Extron Introduces New Two-Way Ceiling Speaker for Restricted Height Plenum Environments

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Extron just introduced the SoundField XD model SF 26CT LP, a low profile 6.5” two-way ceiling speaker featuring a 4.2” (107-millimeter) deep composite back can for use in restricted height plenum environments. The driver complement includes a 6.5” (165-mm) woofer coupled to a 3/4” (19 mm) ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeter. The SF 26CT LP offers both […]

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AVIXA Study Shows $9 Billion 2020 Drop in ProAV. But, They Forgot to Track Something Positive

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After reaching $93 billion in 2019, the Americas ProAV market is set to drop 8% to $86 billion in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the new 2020 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) Americas Summary produced by AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association). However, a strong recovery is expected, with […]

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Matrox Now Shipping New Multi-Display Graphics Card

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Matrox is shipping its Matrox D-Series D1450 multi-display graphics card; a single-slot, quad-4K HDMI graphics card enables OEMs and system integrators to combine multiple D1450 boards for video walls of up 16 synchronized 4K displays. In addition, D1450 offers HDCP support to display copy-protected content and Microsoft DirectX 12 and OpenGL support to run all […]

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Extron Releases New LinkLicenses for Select TouchLink Products

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Extron just introduced an Extron LinkLicense for TouchLink Control and the TLCA 1 TouchLink Control Adapter. These Pro Series control options will transform your wall mount, tabletop and Cable Cubby TouchLink Pro touch panels into an all-in-one control system. They will add flexibility to Extron’s latest TouchLink Pro touch panels, including the TLP Pro 525 […]

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Neonode Gets Another $13.9 Million in Private Capital Investment

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Neonode Inc. announced Wednesday that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional and accredited investors, including insiders of the company, for the private placement of $13.9 million of Neonode’s common stock and convertible preferred stock (the “Private Placement”). Neonode provides advanced optical sensing solutions for touch, gesture control and remote sensing. You’ll eventually see […]

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AV Buddy Application Now Re-Built for iPhone

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AV Buddy, an AV application for iOS and Android that features pin-outs, calculators, tools and AV education, has just been re-built for iPhone. It now includes a new design, adds augmented reality, elevations, jobs, an AV glossary, frequency generator, interactive 3D connectors, a cable guide, and ADM/BDM calculators. New tools aiming to help AV sales, […]

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Remote Support Suddenly Sounds Like a Much Better Idea

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Back in the late fall of 2019, I first heard of Teleportivity. It was in a demo video that Gary Kayye posted right here on rAVe [PUBS]. My initial thought was that the idea was great, but I wondered about the product’s efficacy at smaller institutions like mine, or even mid-size colleges and universities. My […]

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Vivitek Announces Free One-Year NovoDS Cloud Subscription With Select Solutions

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Vivitek has announced that some of its NovoConnect and all of its NovoDisplay solutions are now available with a free, one-year NovoDS Cloud subscription. This initiative is valid until Dec. 31, 2020. In addition to being used to display content wirelessly from users’ devices, the selected NovoConnect and NovoDisplay devices transform into digital signage functionality. […]

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5 Things You’ll Learn on SYNNEX VISUALSolv Education Day

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SYNNEX VISUALSolv Education Day is just two days away. What is this day, you ask? Oh, maybe you forgot! Or maybe you haven’t heard! Happy to fill you in. Distributor SYNNEX launched a full series of events called SYNNEX LAVNCH Days this season — one set for SYNNEX VISUALSolv, another for SYNNEX COLLABSolv. With themes […]

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This Audio Solutions Company Is Expanding Its Offering in the UCC Market With a New Speakerphone Solution

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The newly established audio brand, EPOS, unveiled the first meeting room solutions in its own-branded product portfolio, with a speakerphone series designed for medium to large-sized meeting rooms: The EXPAND 80 Series. The EXPAND 80 Series is a scalable Bluetooth speakerphone for up to 16 in-room participants. Using six adaptive, beamforming microphones and a DSP […]

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Renkus-Heinz Announces Newest Iconyx Compact Digital Amplifier

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Renkus-Heinz announced the latest product in its new Iconyx Compact Series: the Iconyx Compact 24/3-RN for “medium-sized” installations. Aimed at offering more opportunities for integrators in the house of worship, corporate, transportation, education and government markets, the Iconyx Compact Series has a narrow profile that the company says blends into nearly any environment, while maintaining […]

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LDA Audio Tech Releases New Series of Speakers for Public Address and Voice Evacuation Installs

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LDA Audio Tech has launched a new series of speakers marketed as “the most profitable option for public address and voice evacuation installations” worldwide. Aiming to make money for integrators, the range of certified speakers includes five models: acoustic projectors, ceiling speakers, and wall-mount and surface-mount speakers for small, medium, or large installations. All of […]

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Marshall Electronics Partners With BR Remote to Create Micro P/T Head

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Marshall Electronics has partnered with pan/tilt head designer, BR Remote, to design and build a micro P/T head — the CV-PT-HEAD — for Marshall miniature cameras. The new P/T head is compatible with all Marshall 500 series cameras, including the CV503, CV503-WP, CV506, CV506-H12, CV565 and CV566. According to Marshall, the CV-PT-HEAD body is fewer […]

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AVer Just Introduced the Best Classroom and Remote Learning Camera Ever!

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AVer Information today launched the TR310 AI Auto Tracking Distance Learning Camera. Designed specifically for the evolving K-12 distance learning classroom, the TR310 integrates Artificial Intelligence to automatically detect the teacher’s movement within the classroom (allowing them to focus on delivering their curriculum instead of worrying about staying within the camera’s view). The Artificial Intelligence […]

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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Mini Pro ISO Production Switcher

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Blackmagic Design announced the ATEM Mini Pro ISO Thursday. It’s a new live production switcher with a five-channel stream recording engine that allows all video inputs to be recorded — allowing a live production to be edited after the event. This also allows users to get a clean feed of all inputs and use edit […]

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Extron Announces Interactive Wayfinding Interface for Real-Time Meeting Space Availability

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Extron announced the availability of the TLSI 201, an interactive wayfinding interface that provides real-time meeting space availability, status and location information using a centralized display. Designed to connect directly with Extron Room Scheduling panels, the interactive wayfinding interface enables users to locate and book meeting spaces easily and make ad hoc meeting reservations. Configure […]

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Microsoft Follows Zoom and Launches Personal Teams Devices for Homes and Offices

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Microsoft has announced new Microsoft Teams displays, a category of all-in-one dedicated Teams devices (basically a personal Teams touch screen) integrated with voice control via Microsoft Cortana. Microsoft is marketing these as personal workspace devices that integrate with Teams collaboration and communication for your home and small office environments — think of them as personal […]

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Marantz Adds Slimline 8K Ultra HD AV Receiver

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Marantz announced its latest slimline 8K Ultra HD AV receiver, the NR1711, on Thursday. Identical power is provided on all channels (50 watts per channel: 8-ohm, 20 hertz – 20 kilohertz, THD: 0.08%, two-channel drive) with low-impedance driver capability. The NR1711 enables users to transform and upgrade their home cinema experience to support multidimensional object-oriented […]

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LG to Debut New 0.9-mm and 1.2-mm Flagship LED Line Next Month Under LSAA Lineup

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LG Business Solutions is launching an LED Signage system in the United States in August. The LG LSAA LED Signage series, which represents the flagship of LG’s line, will be available initially in a 1.2-millimeter pixel pitch version, followed by 0.9 and 1.5-mm models later this year. LG designed this solution around a single LED […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications and Sharp Business Systems Team up to Make Remote Concierge Station

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Yamaha Unified Communications and Sharp Business Systems have partnered to provide the hospitality, enterprise, education, health care and government industries with a post-COVID Remote Concierge Station solution. This partnership results in a combination of Sharp’s 40-inch or 50-inch flat-screens and Yamaha’s CS-700 Video Sound Bar in a mobile stand to allow organizations to staff key […]

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Extron Now Shipping HAE 100 4K Plus Audio De-embedder

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Extron has started shipping its HAE 100 4K Plus audio de-embedder. The HAE 100 4K Plus extracts audio from a 4K HDMI source and provides outputs for stereo and dual-mono analog audio signals and digital audio multichannel or two-channel formats. It is HDCP compliant to ensure display of content-protected media and supports data rates up […]

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Spectrum Industries Announces Adjustable Height Slim Lectern

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Spectrum Industries has announced the release of its newest lectern, the new Adjustable Height, Slim Lectern. The Adjustable Height Slim Lectern features 10 inches of electrical height adjustment to the top surface and can be specified with an optional 6RU removable rack to support AV environments. The removable rack, along with a removable audience panel, […]

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Atomos Enables 4K ProRes RAW Recording With Sony Alpha 7S III

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Atomos just announced RAW recording at up to 4K@60Hz via HDMI from Sony’s new Alpha 7S III (ILCE-7SM3) full-frame mirrorless camera to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. The Alpha 7S III has a CMOS image sensor, and the Ninja V can record its full dynamic range in Apple ProRes RAW for maximum detail and latitude […]

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The Aesthetics of Atlas’ New Atmosphere Product Line Shows It’s Different

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AtlasIED says its new Atmosphere digital audio platform is designed for use in restaurants, bars, hotels, school campuses, houses of worship, retail establishments and other commercial environments. Atmosphere claims its digital audio processors, amplifiers, graphical user interfaces, and programming software and controls — which are designed with touchless control, automation and artificial intelligence — are […]

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Want to Learn More About the Industry’s Only Proposed AV-over-IP Standard, IPMX?

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The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) launched a new website Monday dedicated to the alliance’s Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) proposed set of open standards and specifications. “The IPMX website makes it easy for anyone to learn more about this exciting approach to AV over IP,” said David Chiappini, working group chair, Pro AV […]

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Sony Debuts VPL-GTZ380 Flagship Projector Using New 4K DCI Chip — Capable of 120Hz Refresh Too!

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Sony Electronics launched the VPL-GTZ380 Monday — marketed as its new flagship elective 3LCD, SXRD projector with a native 4096×2160 4K DCI chipset. Integrated with 10,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-GTZ380 features a newly developed 0.74” Native 4K SXRD panel that Sony specs at 16,000:1 contrast ratio. By adopting a new liquid crystal material for the […]

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LG Business Solutions Releases BIM Drawings

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LG Business Solutions USA has launched a library of Building Information Modeling (BIM) online resources to help architects, systems designers and AV contractors spec LG gear into building projects. The library was developed through a new partnership with BIMsmith, a product research platform for building professionals. According to Dan Smith, LG’s vice president of business […]

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ProAV Industry — Market Movements, Emerging Opportunities and the Road to Recovery

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Here’s a message from our LAVNCH EMEA partner, Futuresource, regarding the future of the ProAV market — as we start to move out of COVID-19 in 2021. In case you weren’t aware, Futuresource and rAVe have partnered for an all-EMEA virtual event taking place September 2-3 2020, called LAVNCH EMEA. It’s open for free registration […]

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