Now That Leyard Has DCI-Compliant MicroLED, Could Planar Be Next?

Last week, Leyard announced a DCI-certified MicroLED 0.9mm pixel pitch cinema screen (3.8m×2m) and became the “first DCI-certified microLED product.” DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) organization is the current international digital cinema system certification standard. Digital film systems or products without DCI certification can’t be applied or promoted in the cinema market. In Oct. 2022, Leyard’s […]

Now That Leyard Has DCI-Compliant MicroLED, Could Planar Be Next?

Atlona Debuts Next Generation of AT-HDR-SW HDMI and Matrix Switchers

Atlona has debuted its next generation of AT-HDR-SW Series of HDMI switchers and matrix switchers. Available immediately, the three new matrix switchers are spec’d to deliver 4K/UHD video @ 60hz (4:4:4), as well as HDMI data rates up to 18gbps and support for high dynamic range (HDR) formats. All models offer a compact design for […]

Atlona Debuts Next Generation of AT-HDR-SW HDMI and Matrix Switchers

New Extron PlenumVault Direct View System Aimed at Education Spaces

Extron just introduced the new PlenumVault Direct View System, designed to make the most of flat panel displays in educational spaces. Whether your classroom is used for in-person, hybrid or remote learning, PlenumVault Direct View provides students and instructors with an intuitive user interface and audio and video quality that create a great educational experience. […]

New Extron PlenumVault Direct View System Aimed at Education Spaces

Key Digital Adds Second-Generation KD-Pro4x1X-2 HDMI Switcher

Key Digital has launched the second-generation KD-Pro4x1X-2: a 4×1 UHD/4K/18G HDMI switcher with 4×1 auto switching, audio de-embedding and a plethora of control options. In addition to auto-switching that, when enabled, automatically selects a newly detected source or switches away from a newly disconnected source, the KD-Pro4x1X-2 offers a front-panel button, IR, RS-232, TCP/IP and […]

Key Digital Adds Second-Generation KD-Pro4x1X-2 HDMI Switcher

Registration Opens for LAVNCH WEEK 8

Registration is officially open for LAVNCH WEEK 8, the ProAV industry’s flagship virtual event; the four-day event will be held October 23-26, 2023. Each of the four days will focus on a particular segment of the industry and will feature multiple panels discussing the latest technology and trends for that segment. Monday is UCC Day, […]

Registration Opens for LAVNCH WEEK 8

Alfalite Introduces Modularpix Pro VP XR LED Panels

Alfalite announced its Modularpix Pro VP XR LED panels for in-house corporate and educational virtual production environments are all shipping. Alfalite says its Modularpix Pro VP XR panels feature 1.5mm and 1.9-mm pixel pitches with cd/m2 brightness > 1,900 nits, 7.680Hz and a color gamut of 86.22% over REC.2020, HDR10+, 240Hz, and claim the lowest […]

Alfalite Introduces Modularpix Pro VP XR LED Panels

Marshall Electronics Now Shipping V-702W-12G Broadcast Monitor

Marshall Electronics announced that its V-702W-12G professional broadcast monitor is now shipping. The V-702W-12G is a dual 7″ LCD professional broadcast monitor with a economical solution perfect for fly-packs, control rooms, routing rooms and other video system applications. The V-702W-12G adds multiple analysis functions including Waveform Monitor, Vectorscope, Audio Phase, HDR modes, S-Log conversions and […]

Marshall Electronics Now Shipping V-702W-12G Broadcast Monitor

Extron to Ship New VCA 100 Virtual Control Appliance

Extron is shipping its new VCA 100 Virtual Control Appliance with integrated virtual control processors. This new virtual control system helps organizations easily deploy, scale, and manage their AV systems by providing the flexibility of hosting AV control resources in a central location alongside the resources your IT team already manages. The VCA 100 is designed for […]

Extron to Ship New VCA 100 Virtual Control Appliance

Barco Just Debuted All-New UniSee II LCD Video Wall System

Barco just announced its new LCD video wall, Barco UniSee II. This new generation of the Barco UniSee platform combines improved image performance with precise and predictable installation and maintenance. The color gamut has been significantly increased by applying quantum dot technology. In addition, the video wall’s contrast is increased to High Dynamic Range (HDR) levels […]

Barco Just Debuted All-New UniSee II LCD Video Wall System

Pure Fi Debuts Fiber-Optic HDMI Cables With Detachable Connectors

Pure Fi today unveiled the Pure Fi Pro HDMI 2.1 Active Optical Cable (AOC). The modular design features detachable Tx and Rx modules, making it easy to fish the pure optical fiber cable through conduit and other narrow openings before terminating at the desired endpoints. While the cable is narrow and flexible, Pure Fi says […]

Pure Fi Debuts Fiber-Optic HDMI Cables With Detachable Connectors

Magewell Launches Director Mini Production Solution

Magewell has launched its first self-contained, full-featured production solution, Director Mini. Combining multi-input switching, graphics, streaming, recording and monitoring in one compact device, Director Mini enables a single operator to easily create productions for live event coverage, remote production feeds and more. Director Mini allows users can switch between two HDMI inputs and two USB […]

Magewell Launches Director Mini Production Solution

Panasonic Connect Europe Announces Two 1-Chip DLP Laser Projectors

Panasonic Connect Europe today announced two new 1-Chip DLP laser projectors designed to expand the opportunity to bring new immersive applications to the location-based entertainment industry. The PT-REQ15 projector is the first 1-Chip DLP 4K Projector from Panasonic to offer 15,000 lumens brightness, while its counterpart the PT-REZ15 delivers 15,000lm with WUXGA (1920 x 1200) […]

Panasonic Connect Europe Announces Two 1-Chip DLP Laser Projectors

Lightware Introduces Taurus TPX: USB-C Extenders for High-Resolution Transmission

Lightware Visual Engineering announced the Taurus TPX, a lineup of USB-C extenders for high-resolution transmission over long distances. Based on SDVoE technology, the Taurus TPX features a transmitter (TX) and a receiver (RX) that enable users to “connect their devices, share their content, switch hosts and control their meeting room easily and intuitively.” The Taurus TPX is […]

Lightware Introduces Taurus TPX: USB-C Extenders for High-Resolution Transmission

PPDS Adds Philips Signage 4650 D-Line Series 4K Displays

PPDS (aka: Philips digital signage) announced the latest evolution in its strategy to bring ever more sustainable digital display solutions to market with the launch of the new and enhanced Philips Signage 4650 D-Line Series of 4K displays. The new Philips 4650 Signage Series brings together the “best of Philips D-Line,” with new features designed […]

PPDS Adds Philips Signage 4650 D-Line Series 4K Displays

Backpacks and Shiny New Sneakers

Late August to early September is the time when students flood back onto college campuses, many of them bringing with them their shiny new sneakers and their brand-new backpacks. They have had a summer filled with fun (hopefully) and are ready to dive into another year of learning. For the tech managers in higher education, […]

Backpacks and Shiny New Sneakers

Lightware Visual Engineering Launches Lightware Academy

Lightware Visual Engineering announced the launch of Lightware Academy, its new free certified e-learning resource for students and professionals at every level who have a thirst for specializing in the AV market and gaining or advancing their knowledge of the entire industry. Based on Lightware’s core principles of openness and knowledge-sharing, Lightware Academy is open […]

Lightware Visual Engineering Launches Lightware Academy

Vivitek Announces D2000 Series Portable Projectors for Small, Medium-Sized Meeting Rooms

Vivitek announced the D2000 Series of value-priced portable projectors. Designed for small and medium-sized meeting rooms, the DW2650Z and the DH2661Z have multiple I/O ports, a long-life light source and weigh only 4.8kg (10.5-pounds). Both the DW2650Z and the DH2661Z feature DLP DarkChip3 and BrilliantColor technologies combined with manual zoom and focus. The DW2650Z and […]

Vivitek Announces D2000 Series Portable Projectors for Small, Medium-Sized Meeting Rooms

Poly Intros New Solutions That Work With Google Cloud, ChromeOS

Poly is introducing new solutions designed to work with Google Cloud and Google ChromeOS. You may recall that, earlier this year, Poly announced a public preview of the Poly Lens Web App for Chrome OS. The Poly Lens Web App is now available to ChromeOS users and customers worldwide, allowing users to manage their devices […]

Poly Intros New Solutions That Work With Google Cloud, ChromeOS

Origin Acoustics, WiiM Partner for Professional CI Line of HomeAV, ProAV Audio Solutions

Origin Acoustics announced a strategic partnership with WiiM, a technology brand that provides smart home experiences through accessible AI-connected products. Origin Acoustics and WiiM have joined forces to co-develop WiiM Professional CI Series products, designed to cater to both residential and commercial custom installations. WiiM’s expertise in streaming audio software and hardware has led to […]

Origin Acoustics, WiiM Partner for Professional CI Line of HomeAV, ProAV Audio Solutions

Extron Releases 4th Edition of Its Digital Design Guide

Extron just unveiled the fourth edition of its Digital Design Guide. This handbook delves into the nuances of “contemporary digital video formats and breakthrough technologies.” It presents the fundamentals of digital design principles and delineates systematic strategies for addressing the myriad challenges in AV design. These can range from reliable digital video transmission over extended […]

Extron Releases 4th Edition of Its Digital Design Guide

Airtame Partners With AVer to Integrate Airtame Hybrid Conferencing Solution

Airtame announced a strategic alliance with AVer to offer integration of the Airtame Hybrid Conferencing Solution with a wide array of AVer’s core camera and video bar solutions. Airtame claims businesses, educational facilities and end users have come to expect highly customizable, reliable collaboration tools to ensure experiences for all users regardless of skill level or […]

Airtame Partners With AVer to Integrate Airtame Hybrid Conferencing Solution

AVPro Edge Adds New Transmitter-Receiver Combo for Audio Signal Codec Transfer

AVPro Edge just added a product capable of extracting the audio signal from within the eARC channel of HDMI 2.1 and transmitting the data up to 100 meters (328 feet) over category cable to a centralized audio distribution system. The AC-AEX-DEARC-KIT is a transmitter-receiver combo designed for audio signal codec transfer (no video data is […]

AVPro Edge Adds New Transmitter-Receiver Combo for Audio Signal Codec Transfer

Rise Vision Offers Digital Signage As a Service

Rise Vision announced the Rise Vision Media Player Hardware as a Service. With this solution, schools can eliminate managing digital signage hardware by having Rise Vision manage the media player software and provide technical support, send out advanced replacements if an issue can’t be fixed over the phone, and upgrade the devices regularly. The Rise […]

Rise Vision Offers Digital Signage As a Service

Automation and AI Are Powering the Next Generation of Pro PTZ Upgrades

By Shubham Kumar and Olivia Lowden Futuresource Consulting After a spell of limited innovation during the pandemic, professional pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras are entering a new technological era. Futuresource Consulting’s brand-new report reveals that AI and automation are the powerhouses behind many of the new-generation products entering the market, with auto-tracking, facial recognition, and automated camera […]

Automation and AI Are Powering the Next Generation of Pro PTZ Upgrades

Biamp Now Shipping New AV Network Switch for 1G Systems

Biamp is shipping a new AV network switch, the NMS-NG26GPX-AVB (NETGEAR model M4250-26G4XF-POE+) is a pro-grade managed switch designed for 1G networked AV systems. The switch provides 26 1G ports and four 10G SFP+ ports that all support AVB and Dante. 24 of the ports are PoE+ capable with 480W of total power budget. The […]

Biamp Now Shipping New AV Network Switch for 1G Systems

Pliant Technologies Adds MicroCom 863XR Wireless Belt Pack for Use in Europe

Pliant Technologies announced a new addition to its MicroCom family of products: the MicroCom 863XR wireless belt pack. This product is designed for use in Europe as it operates in the 863-865 MHz ISM band, allowing unlicensed use in most European countries. The 863XR features “excellent range, two intercom channels and the capability to support […]

Pliant Technologies Adds MicroCom 863XR Wireless Belt Pack for Use in Europe

AVer Information, Nureva Collaborate to Create Plug-and-Play Hybrid Meeting Bundles

AVer Information announced a collaboration with Nureva to streamline hybrid meeting room connectivity. The plug-and-play hybrid meeting bundles include AVer’s CAM550, a 4K dual lens PTZ camera, and Nureva’s HDL300 audio system, an integrated microphone and speaker bar. AVer’s CAM550 equips two 4K lenses to create a wide-angle room view. Claiming to be the “first […]

AVer Information, Nureva Collaborate to Create Plug-and-Play Hybrid Meeting Bundles

Sony Electronics Professional Display Solutions Creates Roadshow Through US, Canada

Sony Electronics’ Professional Display Solutions team is heading to 10 major cities across the United States and Canada from August 2023 through February 2024. During Sony’s AV Solutions Roadshow, attendees can experience new products and technologies including displays and display-related solutions, PTZ cameras, and line array speakers, learn about compatible partners, and speak with sales […]

Sony Electronics Professional Display Solutions Creates Roadshow Through US, Canada

Airtame Adds ‘Share From Browser’ Feature

Airtame launched a new screen-sharing feature that makes Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) environments and presentations “simpler and more secure than ever before.” With the new “Share from Browser” feature, users can use any popular web browser to instantly initiate screen sharing from personal devices to Airtame-powered displays without requiring any new app downloads, installations, […]

Airtame Adds ‘Share From Browser’ Feature

Christie Launches M 4K15 RGB, M 4K+15 RGB Projectors

Christie just launched two new RGB pure laser projectors: the M 4K15 RGB and M 4K+15 RGB. Part of the M 4K RGB Series, they deliver 15,750 lumens and are “designed for the most demanding applications, including staging and live events, projection mapping spectacles, and theme park attractions.” In addition to being RGB laser, Christie […]

Christie Launches M 4K15 RGB, M 4K+15 RGB Projectors

Technical Debt in Higher Ed

In the IT world the phrase “technical debt” is a well-known phrase and it is used effectively to describe problems and why they are so difficult (expensive) to fix. The term first came about in 1992 and was coined by Ward Cunningham. Cunningham was particularly referring to software coding, and that is a common way […]

Technical Debt in Higher Ed

German School-Safety-Focused Ed-Tech IT Firm, Prowise, Wins Bid to Add AV Tech to 15,000 Classrooms

The Dutch IT and education company Prowise will equip 15,000 classrooms in seven German federal states with large screens over the next four years. The contract was awarded after a European tender by the German cooperative ProVitako, which consists exclusively of public IT service providers. The contract is worth around 45 million euros and is […]

German School-Safety-Focused Ed-Tech IT Firm, Prowise, Wins Bid to Add AV Tech to 15,000 Classrooms