Vivitek Debuts DU8395Z Large Venue Laser Projector

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Vivitek debuted the DU8395Z large venue laser projector with 15,000 lumens. The Vivitek DU8395Z is a native WUXGA @ 60 Hz (1920 x 1200) projector and displays image sizes ranging from 40 to 500 inches. Features of the DU8395Z include: Eight motorized lenses with Lens Positioning Memory (LPS). equipped with Vivitek’s PJ-Control software as well […]

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Barco Expands LED Video Wall Portfolio With IEX Series

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Barco introduced its new IEX series narrow pixel pitch indoor LED video walls. The IEX series comes in four narrow pixel pitch options (1.2, 1.5, 1.8 and 2.5 mm) that use a screw-free setup and are adjustable for various room experiences. The video walls are supported by cable-free inter-cabinet connectivity with optional power and data redundancy. The models […]

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Nureva Adds Voice Amplification Mode to HDL300 and Dual HDL300 Audio Conferencing Systems

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Nureva announced Voice Amplification Mode for its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems. The feature has been in public beta since June and solves the problem of supporting in-room amplification of the instructor or presenter’s voice while also providing full-room microphone pickup of in-room voices. A video of how it works can be found on the […]

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Extron Products Enhance Twitch Workflow and Collaboration Spaces in New York Headquarters

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Twitch builds communities by providing a platform for millions of people to come together live every day to chat, interact and make their own entertainment. To help their employees work in fluid combinations of teams, the meeting rooms at the new regional headquarters in New York (referred to as HQ 2.0), include high-performance AV presentation […]

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Extron Updates DTP Crosspoint and IN Presentation Switcher Series for Enhanced Deployment and Functionality

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Extron announced that its presentation switchers have been upgraded with quad-core control processors. This includes the new IPCP Q models within the DTP CrossPoint Series and the IN Presentation Switcher Series. The Extron DTP CrossPoint 4K Series matrix switchers are available in 10×8, 8×6, 8×4 and 8×2 sizes. They include 4K inputs and outputs, built-in […]

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ClearOne Releases UNITE 200 Pro PTZ HD Camera With Extended Zoom Capabilities

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ClearOne recently announced the availability of the UNITE 200 Pro PTZ HD camera. The UNITE 200 Pro is ideal for use in large spaces for close-up, high-resolution video capture. It is suited for streaming applications through RTSP, RTMP and Multicast and supports UVC 1.1, TCP-IP, HTTP and DHCP industry-standard protocols. It can be installed using a wall […]

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Create Opportunities for Young People to Enter the AV Industry

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One of the reasons I advocate for internship and apprenticeship opportunities for young people is because of the opportunities that I experienced myself as a young person starting out. When I graduated from high school, I enrolled in the tech program in college to become a chemical engineer.  I applied for and joined an organization […]

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Privilege in the AV Industry

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I recently attended a graduation where the keynote speaker addressed the topic of privilege. Unfortunately, like so much of our dialog these days, the term was taken far out of context, and that out-of-context interpretation was then politicized. As I walked away, I was disheartened at the misinformation all the new graduates had just received. […]

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Shure IntelliMix Room DSP 3.1 Blocks Keyboard Tapping and Chip Bag Noise from UCC Meetings

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Have you ever heard or been the person addressed as, “What’s that noise? Could you mute your mic, please?” That “noise” can range from someone tapping on the microphone or opening a bag of chips to silverware clinking when meals are served during meetings that span international time zones. Now, Shure IntelliMix Room DSP (version 3.1) […]

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Nureva Releases New XT Classroom Solutions Combo

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Nureva announced the Nureva XT classroom solution, an integrated combination of audio, video, device management and product services designed specifically for educators who want the flexibility to extend the in-classroom experience to remote students. The solutions enable live participation of remote students, while also supporting full-classroom audio pickup — all via a single USB connection […]

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Extron Releases SF 28PT Pendant Loudspeaker for High-Ceiling and Open-Ceiling Playback

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Extron introduced the SF 28PT, a two-way pendant loudspeaker for audio playback in high-ceiling and open-ceiling applications. The SF 28PT features a silk dome tweeter and an 8-inch woofer. It offers the same architectural, patent-pending design as the rest of the Extron pendant family and is available in black and white and is paintable to fit in with […]

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Christie Announces New 25,000-Lumen 4K UHD RGB Laser Projector

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Christie announced the M 4K25 RGB pure laser projector. The new M 4K25 RGB continues the original M Series. First introduced in 2007, “the M Series packed a lot of features in a small package,” said Larry Paul, executive director, Technology and Custom Solutions, Christie. “Features like the intelligent lens system and embedded Twist for […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Introduces NC1803ML Laser Projector to Digital Cinema Projection Series

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions today announced the availability of the NC1803ML laser projector in its digital cinema projection series. The NC1803ML is ideal for theaters with small and medium screens, museums, houses of worship and higher education applications. The NC1803ML offers a replaceable laser module and laser light source lifespan of up to 50,000 hours. […]

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Optoma Releases Optoma Management Suite for Display Monitoring, Diagnosing and Control

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Optoma announced its new Optoma Management Suite (OMS) for monitoring, diagnosing and controlling displays via a local area network and wireless connectivity from a single platform and location. OMS is compatible with displays connected via PJLink and allows IT administrators and technicians to simultaneously monitor, manage and diagnose multiple displays. OMS also enables users to check the […]

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Vivitek Solutions Gives Irish Planetarium a View Into Space

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Vivitek digital projectors and digital signage solutions are playing a key role in creating a thrilling and immersive visitor experience at the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Reasound, a Cookstown-based authorized Vivitek reseller to Ireland’s education authority, procured the equipment for the Planetarium. Officially opened on May 1, 1968, and classified as […]

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Avocor’s Latest Launch Includes Stealing BenQ’s Thunder via Partnership with Google Workspace

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Avocor today announced a global partnership with Google Workspace and also launched two new all-in-one videoconferencing and digital whiteboarding devices — the Google Meet Series One Desk 27 and Board 65. Both are touch-enabled video devices designed as part of the Google Meet Series One hardware portfolio (think Zoom Rooms and Microsoft Teams Rooms, but […]

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Bridging the Gap: ITSM Tools for AV and IT

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Over the past several months at my institution, we have been implementing a new Information Technology Service Management Tool (ITSM). After looking at several different products, we chose to go forward with TeamDynamix. The cost is reasonable (not cheap, but reasonable), even for small higher ed institutions (like us). Cost was a factor in our […]

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PPDS Appoints Patrick VanTreese as Education Sales Manager for North America

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PPDS announced the appointment of Patrick VanTreese as its new education sales manager for North America. VanTreese will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s education division for PPDS in North America. Using his expertise in the EDU space, he is tasked with creating new business opportunities, partnerships, relationships and revenue streams while also […]

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ScreenBeam Releases ScreenBeam Conference for Windows 10, Beta Support for MacOS

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ScreenBeam announced the immediate availability of ScreenBeam Conference for Windows 10 and beta support for macOS devices. ScreenBeam Conference wirelessly connects meeting participants to the in-room display and USB AV peripherals for a bring your own meeting (BYOM) web conferencing experience. ScreenBeam Conference users can host or join a web conferencing meeting with their own […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Releases M430WL and M380HL M Series Projectors

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions today announced the availability of two new M Series projectors, the M430WL and the M380HL. The projectors are designed for classroom settings and include a five-year warranty. The new M Series projectors equip classroom users with entry-level projectors that use DLP technology. The projectors have an operating time of up to […]

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Blustream Expands Video-Over-IP Portfolio With New Transmitter and Receiver

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Blustream announced it is now shipping the latest addition to its video-over-IP portfolio, the IP250UHD 4K multicast platform featuring Dante integration. Adding to the company’s existing IP200UHD family of products, the IP250UHD-TX transmitter and IP250UHD-RX video scaling receiver distribute ultra HD and 4K video with HDCP 2.2 over a single category or fiber cable. It also […]

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DPA Microphones and Klang:technologies Collaborate on Live Event Sound System

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DPA Microphones and KLANG:technologies have teamed up to create a system that will enable live event teams to immerse singers and musicians in their on-stage performances. The solution integrates DPA’s 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone and KLANG’s Immersive Mixing Processor for a fully engaging experience. The collaboration came to fruition during a series of workshops between KLANG and DPA. […]

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Extron Updates GlobalViewer Campus Communication Suite Software Package

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Extron has added new capabilities for GlobalViewer Campus Communication Suite, which combines bells, public address announcements, intercom, network monitoring and control of classroom AV into one software package. The company says users will experience an intuitive interface with an improved visual icon library, plus a broader range of configured preset buttons to access frequently performed […]

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Marshall Electronics to Debut CV420-30X Camera at NAB Show 2021

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Marshall Electronics announces its CV420-30X 12GSDI camera will be at NAB Show 2021 in booth C5636. The model features 12GSDI, HDMI and IP (HEVC/SRT) simultaneous outputs for various AV workflow applications. The CV420-30X utilizes a Sony Exmor-R sensor to capture 4K (UHD) video up to 3840×2160 pixels at 60fps through a 30x optical zoom range. […]

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ClearOne Introduces BMA 360 Audio Coverage Plugin for Autodesk Revit BIM

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ClearOne introduced its new BMA 360 Audio Coverage Plugin for Autodesk Revit Building Information Modeling software (BIM). This allows designers and integrators to determine where a microphone array should be placed for optimal room coverage. ClearOne says the plugin is designed to help maximize the effectiveness of the company’s Beamforming Microphone Array solutions. The BMA […]

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Legrand | AV Releases On-Q AC1060 Shelf Mounting Bracket for Large Devices

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Legrand | AV announced its new On-Q AC1060 Shelf Mounting Bracket, designed to extend the mounting flexibility within the company’s Structured Wiring Enclosures. The Shelf Mounting Bracket provides a vented, stable surface to rest and secure third-party devices inside the enclosure. It is suited for heavy or tall devices that need additional support, such as […]

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K-12 Curriculum Leaders Plan Further Spend on Admin Tools: New Futuresource Consulting Research

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By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting EdTech purchase planning in K-12 schools across the USA is likely to deliver a raft of opportunities for technology vendors. Almost all curriculum leads are expecting to buy student-facing software applications, with school information systems (SIS) topping the list. That’s according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, based on […]

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NewTek Announces NC2 Studio Input/Output Module Connectivity Solution

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NewTek announced the NewTek NC2 Studio Input/Output Module, delivering connectivity solutions for media production professionals and broadcasters alike. Supporting 12G-SDI and 10-Gigabit Ethernet connections, the NC2 Studio I/O Module unites traditional SDI equipment and infrastructure with the flexibility of IP networks. The turnkey design of the NC2 Studio I/O Module offers up to 8 channels of […]

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NETGEAR’s ProAV Switches Now Function with Extron’s NAV Pro AV-Over-IP Products

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NETGEAR announced another milestone for its M4250 and M4300 ProAV series switches. Extron has certified these switches to work with its NAV Series of Pro AV-over-IP products. NETGEAR designed the new M4250 series switches with a web interface and profiles to help integrators overcome the task of AV-over-IP switch configurations. The installer needs to only […]

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Kramer Launches VIA Connect 2 for the Hybrid BYOM Work and Learning Space

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Kramer just launched the VIA Connect2. It is aimed at hybrid meetings and learning in the Hybrid Generation (“Generation H”) for the enterprise and education markets. VIA Connect2 creates one Unified Communications & Collaboration experience with flexibility for wirelessly sharing, engaging and collaborating anywhere, from any device, with any video conference platform. It also features […]

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Megan Dutta Joins THE rAVe Agency as LAVNCH Emerging Markets Director

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THE rAVe Agency just announced Megan A. Dutta as emerging markets director. Dutta brings more than 15 years of marketing, communications and leadership success to THE rAVe Agency. She will be instrumental in expanding rAVe LAVNCH to emerging markets and technologies. Dutta — former content director for Systems Contractor News (SCN) and Digital Signage Magazine, both […]

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