Sony Hires Rich Ventura to Lead B2B Strategy

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Sony Electronics announced the appointment Monday of Rich Ventura as vice president of B2B for Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Professional Division. In this role, Ventura will provide insight, strategy and leadership to Sony’s display, remote camera and solutions product portfolio directly overseeing business and product management as well as all B2B marketing communications strategies. […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: 5 Questions With Colin Birney

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Colin Birney is the principal at Birney Consulting and is an adjunct instructor for AVIXA — but before that, he worked for Google, Linn Energy and Hess. His career trajectory, like so many others in our industry, is super interesting. So, I’m pleased that he’ll be giving the LAVNCH & Learn discussion during EdTech Day […]

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Extron Has a New Customizable AV System Control Interface

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Extron introduced the NBP 50 Network Button Panel on Friday — it’s a customizable AV system control interface for Extron Pro Series control systems and HC 400 Series products. Network Button Panels connect to a control processor using standard Ethernet. These customizable control panels work in conjunction with a control processor to perform a wide […]

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We Want ISE 2021 to Happen, Don’t You? An AV Debut in Barcelona

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Planning for Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2021 is well underway — the 17th year of ISE will take place at its new home at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía, Feb. 2-5, 2021. The exhibition center plans to reopen for business in September. This will follow the successful completion of a collaboration with risk-mitigation consultancy […]

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Mo-Sys Engineering Develops Tracking Kit to Add VR Experiences to Live Sports

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Mo-Sys Engineering has announced an interesting approach to bringing the atmosphere back to live sports amid COVID-19 restrictions. Providing precision, zero-latency tracking for any camera (including ultra-long box lenses for sport), the Mo-Sys camera tracking kit interfaces directly to the Unreal Engine or any broadcast render engine, allowing production companies to add virtual crowds to […]

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Sessions We Loved From InfoComm 2020 Connected

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By: Steph Beckett & Leah McCann The first-ever virtual InfoComm 2020 Connected was held Tuesday-Thursday of this week, and it was packed with products, education and networking. This was a historic event — the first-ever online version of InfoComm — so we wanted to make sure we were there for it and provided our coverage/insights. […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 Is Coming. Here’s How to Get In On It.

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I can’t believe it’s already the middle of June. More specifically, I can’t believe it’s already June 18, because that means LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 is only FOUR days away. You didn’t know there was a LAVNCH WEEK 2.0? Where ya been? This week, we’ve been previewing some of the great presenter content planned for LAVNCH […]

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Eric Yuan and Zoom Deliver “Mic-Drop” to Cisco, MS Teams, BlueJeans and Google Meet

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Since releasing the draft design of Zoom’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on May 22, the company says it has engaged with civil liberties organizations, our CISO council, child safety advocates, encryption experts, government representatives, its own users and others to gather their feedback on this feature. The company also says it has explored new technologies to […]

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Guess Who’s Entered the 4K Projector Market? LG, That’s Who! (Yes, Projectors)

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LG Business Solutions USA introduced two new 3840 x 2160 laser projectors designed for the commercial AV market. The LG ProBeam is a 5000-lumen projector aimed at corporate, hospital and education environments and a new ultra-short-throw LG CineBeam is a 4K projector that makes a 120-inch image from just 7.2 inches from the wall. Both […]

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AJA Video Systems Releases New Firmware for Its Portable Multichannel H.264 Recorder/Player

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AJA Video Systems has released the Ki Pro GO v2.0 firmware for its portable multichannel H.264 recorder and player. The update introduces enhancements for improved H.264 recording quality and reliability, including recording support for up to 25 Mbps, 10-bit and 4:2:2 color space, in addition to new expanded timecode capabilities with LTC, enhanced super out […]

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Imagine If LG’s Transparent OLED Was Touch-Enabled; Well, Now It Is!

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a touch version of its transparent OLED displays Wednesday. The new 55-inch LG Transparent OLED Touch Display (model 55EW5TF) uses projected capacitive (P-Cap) film technology for a responsive touch experience while still allowing significantly greater transparency than conventional transparent LCD displays, according to LG. By the nature of OLED’s self-lighting […]

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Vaddio Adds EasyIP Switcher and Ceiling Mic to Its Lineup of AV-over-IP Solutions

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Vaddio’s EasyIP Ecosystem added the EasyIP Mixer and EasyIP CeilingMIC D Tuesday. The EasyIP Mixer combines multiple audio channels, including up to four Dante sources like the EasyIP CeilingMIC D, and up to four Vaddio EasyIP Cameras. The EasyIP Mixer features video switching, simultaneous 1080p@60Hz USB 3.0 and HDMI outputs, trigger inputs for control, and […]

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Powersoft Extends Fixed Install Ranges With Two New Products

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Powersoft has extended its fixed install ranges with the introduction of the two-channel Duecanali 6404 DSP+D and the four-channel Quattrocanali 8804 DSP+D. Both products feature Dante digital audio networking architecture and onboard, high-end signal processing, as well as deliver 175 Vpeak, making them ideal for high SPL applications, such as clubs and performance venues and […]

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Panasonic Finally Decides to Compete With Barco’s ClickShare With PressIT; And, Adds New Projectors and an IFP, Too

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Panasonic announced several UCC-based solutions Tuesday, along with technology configurations to address the need for flexible remote work and learning environments. Addressing the migration challenge of classroom learning to distance learning, Panasonic is offering a solutions-based architecture that simplifies the process and encourages remote collaboration between educators and students while replicating the in-class experience. The […]

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Sennheiser Updates Control Cockpit Software

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Sennheiser has announced an update to its Sennheiser Control Cockpit. According to the company, Control Cockpit is a software tool that simplifies controlling and monitoring large microphone setups. Besides design and usability enhancements, the latest version, 4.0.0, now adds the ability to monitor the new SpeechLine Multi-Channel Receiver and the EM 6000 receiver from Sennheiser’s […]

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ATEN Technology Launches New Video Capture and Mixer Device — the UC3022 CAMLIVE PRO

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ATEN Technology launched its new video capture and mixer device Tuesday. According to ATEN, the device is designed to stream two 4K cameras. The UC3022 CAMLIVE PRO is also intended for the following applications: videoconferencing, livestreaming, distance learning and online worship. The CAMLIVE PRO combines video capturing, mixing, encoding and two-channel video-source-switching from HDMI cameras […]

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The Personalization of AV: Futuresource and rAVe Look Into the Future

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By Chris Mcintyre-Brown Futuresource Consulting The COVID-19 pandemic has, without a doubt, had an indelible impact on the workplace. It has impacted both the environment and the routines that underpin daily lives globally. Organizations have had to adapt rapidly and radically to survive, deploying digital technology and platforms to keep business moving, as the definition […]

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Extron Now Shipping VoiceLift Pro Microphone EB

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Extron is shipping its new VoiceLift Pro Microphone EB, designed to integrate with eBUS enabled control systems to provide voice amplification for a wide variety of installations. The VoiceLift receiver connects to the eBUS port on an Extron IPCP control processor for power and customizable control of events such as Instant Alert or recording start/stop. […]

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Strategies for Times of Crisis: How to Survive in the Short Term and Thrive in the Long Term

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Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” This quote is reasonably relevant today, as we have all taken a beating from COVID-19. Most successful firms had developed strategies years ago and have been consistently and successfully following them. However, what we’ve experienced the past several months — […]

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Lumens Digital Optics Announces New Document Camera — the Ladibug DC172

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Lumens Digital Optics announced the Ladibug DC172 Monday. It’s the latest addition to its range of document cameras. With its 4K UHD output resolution at 30 fps, the camera claims no 4K latency, too. It’s equipped with HDMI and USB outputs, and display up to 4K resolution images on the monitor. It also supports an […]

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Audinate Adds Two New Dante AVIO Audio Adapters

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Audinate announced the addition Monday of two new models to its line of Dante AVIO audio adapters, offering USB-C and Bluetooth connectivity for use with Dante networks. The Dante AVIO family of adapters allow users to use non-networked audio equipment on a Dante audio network. The Dante AVIO is available in one- or two-channel analog […]

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AVer Announces Certified Video Collaboration Solutions for Microsoft

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM AVer INFORMATION INC. AVer has announced a collaboration focused on creating videoconferencing technologies that work with Microsoft software. AVer Video Collaboration Solutions for Microsoft will be a complete line of AVer USB videoconferencing products developed and certified with Microsoft Teams in mind. These AVer products will feature HD cameras, […]

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Data Shows 28% Sales Increase in Interactive Flat Panels and Collaboration Boards in K-12 Schools

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As AV device adoption in United States K-12 schools reaches the saturation point, uptake of interactive devices is primed to accelerate over the next two years, displacing projectors and front-of-room displays. That is according to a new research study from Futuresource Consulting, which polled IT decision-makers across more than 400 U.S. K-12 school districts and […]

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CTOUCH, Barco and Kinly Deliver a Glimpse of “New Normal” Corporate Training

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CTOUCH, Barco and Kinly built a unique virtual training room at the CTOUCH office in Eindhoven, Netherlands. This is a unique look into what could become a new way to meet face-to-face without being in the same room. “At this moment, there are only a couple of these training facilities in the Netherlands,” said CTOUCH […]

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Hall Research Adds to its Javelin Active Optical Cable Line

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Hall Research has announced a new addition to its Javelin active optical cables and has introduced the CUSB3V1-AP for extending USB 3.0. Available in lengths of 15, 30 and 50 meters, the CUSBV1-AP cables support the transparent extension of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen1) signals at data rates of up to 5 Gbps. The cables […]

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Kramer Intros New 4K@60HZ 8×8 Matrix Switcher

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Kramer introduced the VS−88H2 Thursday. The VS-88H2 is an 8×8 matrix switcher for 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) HDR signals and digital audio. It reclocks and equalizes the signals and can route any one of 8 HDMI, HDCP 2.2−compliant sources (selectable) to any or all outputs simultaneously. The VS-88H2 features independent audio routing. Any of the eight embedded […]

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Peerless-AV Launches New Solutions for Public Health Preparedness

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Peerless-AV launched new solutions for public health preparedness and viral transmission prevention Thursday. The new products include an Occupancy Control Kiosk, three variations of Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Kiosks, as well as Temperature Sensor Tabletop and Floor Stand Mounts that will allow businesses to communicate and implement proper health standards in real-time. Peerless-AV’s Temperature Sensor […]

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Sony Now Shipping Two New PTZ Cameras

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Sony is now shipping its two new PTZ cameras — the SRG-XP1 (POV) and SRG-XB25 (BOX) — 4K@60p and IP-enabled. With product availability starting in August 2020, users can select the wide-angle SRG-XP1 or the powerful optical zoom SRG-XB25, which offers users new options for hard-to-access sites where there is no space for a full-sized […]

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Sony Now Shipping New Beamforming Microphone for Meetings and Lectures

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Sony is shipping its new beamforming microphone, the MAS-A100. Designed for a range of meeting, lecture and presentation environments, the ceiling-mount microphone offers audio for both speech reinforcement and recording with a combination of beamforming technology and Intelligent Feedback Reducer function. The microphone has a dual-channel output for simultaneous recording that captures the speaker’s and […]

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New DTEN Me Is a Personal Collaboration Device Built Exclusively for Zoom

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DTEN ME is a new work-from-home (WFH) video collaboration device developed exclusively for Zoom. The $599 DTEN ME is a 27-inch display integrated as a personal Zoom Room of sorts. This is precisely the sort of personal collaboration device that rAVe’s Gary Kayye predicted in his post-COVID-19 feature back in April. Features of the DTEN […]

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Epson’s Eight New Laser Projectors Are Aimed at the Education Market

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Epson just launched eight new laser projectors aimed at the education market: the BrightLink 735Fi and 725Wi and non-interactive PowerLite 725W, 720, L200SW, L200SX, L200W and L200X. Offering long-throw, short-throw, ultra-short-throw and interactive models, the new projectors support a variety of teaching environments. The BrightLink 735Fi offers ultra-wide 110-inch, 16:6 images supporting split-screen and side-by-side […]

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