Powersoft Releases Version 2.5 of its ArmoníaPlus Software

Version 2.5 of Powersoft’s ArmoníaPlus software, which adds support for its new Mezzo A+ and Duecanali/Quattrocanali DSP+ amplifiers, is available to download now from the Powersoft website. The new A+ models are the latest additions to the Mezzo range, which offers the same levels of reliability, build quality and acoustic proprieties of any Powersoft amplifier […]

Powersoft Releases Version 2.5 of its ArmoníaPlus Software

Magewell’s USB Fusion Features Extended Presentation Control with Companion App

Magewell is shipping its USB Fusion multi-input video capture and mixing device. The new hardware and accompanying app let users combine camera, wired screen share and media file sources into live presentations for online lectures, webinars, live streaming, event production, video conferencing and other applications. Featuring two HDMI inputs and one USB webcam input, USB […]

Magewell’s USB Fusion Features Extended Presentation Control with Companion App

The Flexibility vs. Performance Trade-off

“For every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction.” – Sir Isaac Newton I talk to a lot of people about the future of work and how businesses are rethinking their real estate footprints and spaces to adapt to the reality of a hybrid future. Companies want people to come back […]

The Flexibility vs. Performance Trade-off

AMX Releases VARIA Series of Touch Panels

AMX hadn’t disappeared but, many of the #AVtweeps on social media have been wondering if the company was committed to the control system market any longer — since nearly everything it has focused on since the Samsung acquisition of Harman has been either UCC-related or AV-over-IP based. But, Tuesday, AMX said — emphatically — that […]

AMX Releases VARIA Series of Touch Panels

Home Content Creation in Flux after Record Levels of Growth

By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting After an extremely successful year in 2020, the home content creation market has undergone a major transformation. Whilst demand is currently experiencing a slowdown, 2021 broke records in terms of market value. That’s according to a new content creator report from Futuresource Consulting, which combines in-depth industry interviews with a […]

Home Content Creation in Flux after Record Levels of Growth

Sound Devices Releases A20-Nexus Wireless Receiver With SpectraBand Technology

Sound Devices has announced A20-Nexus, the latest in its Astral Series wireless transmitters and receivers with SpectraBand technology. A20-Nexus is a compact, expandable digital wireless receiver that is designed to serve as the hub of the Astral wireless range which also includes the A20-Mini and A20-RX. A20-Nexus offers an “industry-leading tuning range as well as […]

Sound Devices Releases A20-Nexus Wireless Receiver With SpectraBand Technology

Following Zoom’s Announcement Last Month, Microsoft Teams Adds Sign Language, Too

Last month at Zoomtopia, Zoom integrated sign language interpretation capabilities into the platform; now MS Teams has it too. Sign Language View is a new meeting experience in Microsoft Teams on Windows, Mac and web that helps signers — people who are deaf or hard of hearing, sign language interpreters, and others who use sign language […]

Following Zoom’s Announcement Last Month, Microsoft Teams Adds Sign Language, Too

Zoom Dumps ChromeOS App and Replaces It With Progressive Web App

The Zoom experience for Chromebook users is about to get a lot better. Thanks to the introduction of Zoom’s new Progressive Web App (PWA), which leverages web-based technology to deliver a native desktop experience, Zoom users in schools will get more features and improved performance over an app-based experience. PWAs are web apps that can […]

Zoom Dumps ChromeOS App and Replaces It With Progressive Web App

Epic Games’ BK Johannessen Will Give Keynote on Content Creation at ISE2023

In response to the growing relevance of content production and distribution technologies across the pro-AV and systems integration market, ISE 2023 will see a host of new features focused on this area, including a new dedicated area in Hall 6. The start of a long-term initiative, this new focus for ISE also highlights the more […]

Epic Games’ BK Johannessen Will Give Keynote on Content Creation at ISE2023

C2G’s New Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station Transforms Laptops into Desktop Solutions

Today C2G announced the availability of its new Thunderbolt 4 USB-C 10-in-1 Dual Display Docking Station Featuring Ethernet, USB, an SD card reader, 3.5mm audio and power delivery up to 90W — 4K 60Hz, the new docking station is designed to transform Thunderbolt 4-enabled laptops into total desktop solutions. The TAA-compliant Thunderbolt 4 USB-C 10-in-1 […]

C2G’s New Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station Transforms Laptops into Desktop Solutions

Sennheiser’s EW-DX Microphone Systems Now Shipping

Today Sennheiser announced the availability of the next system from the Evolution Wireless Digital family of radio microphones. ​Named EW-DX, the new microphone systems simplify professional workflows by utilizing refined technologies to deliver a digital UHF system that can be scaled with ease. ​This week, the first flight of products started shipping from Sennheiser’s main […]

Sennheiser’s EW-DX Microphone Systems Now Shipping

Learning Spaces

In higher education, we spend a lot of time thinking about the technology that goes into classrooms. In my blog from last month, I wrote about what the perfect classroom would look like. I focused on technology and how technology can make our classrooms work better. Yet — everyone who works as a technology manager […]

Learning Spaces

Sony’s Alliance with signageOS Will Nearly Double its Display Compatibility

Sony Corporation is partnering with signageOS to provide streamlined integration to support Sony’s professional BRAVIA displays and create a more connected digital signage and content management system (CMS) framework for the company and its partners across the globe. The new signageOS alliance will nearly double the compatibility of Sony’s displays to offer support for close […]

Sony’s Alliance with signageOS Will Nearly Double its Display Compatibility

RTI’s New KX4 In-wall Touchpanel is Now Shipping

RTI is now shipping its new KX4 in-wall touchpanel, an in-wall touchpanel and hard button interface with a built-in control processor. This is a ProAV device aimed at conference rooms, huddle spaces, classrooms and lecture halls. The KX4 controls: Corporate huddle space — controlling presentation switches, projectors, DSPs, lighting, shades and thermostats Classroom or lecture […]

RTI’s New KX4 In-wall Touchpanel is Now Shipping

Visix Releases Version 1.65 of AxisTV Signage Suite Software

Visix has released version 1.65 of its AxisTV Signage Suite software. This latest update adds features for higher education clients and “improves Visix Cloud and software user experiences.” NetMenu is CBORD’s complete web-based, fully-hosted food service solution for higher education venues. AxisTV Signage Suite’s desktop designer, AxisTV Design, has a new CBORD widget that lets […]

Visix Releases Version 1.65 of AxisTV Signage Suite Software

Learn How Labor Installation Standards Impact Your Bottom Line

Why are labor installation standards important in ProAV and how do they impact the bottom line? You can find the answer to that question — and more — during a December 20 LAVNCH & LEARN with NSCA. Earlier this fall, NSCA released updated Labor Installation Standard guidelines to help AV professionals improve and maintain project […]

Learn How Labor Installation Standards Impact Your Bottom Line

SAVe Partners With HETMA To Extend Sustainability Initiatives Throughout US

Sustainability in AV (SAVe), the first U.S.-based organization to bring stakeholders in the audiovisual (AV) field to take concerted action to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is partnering with the Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance (HETMA), an advocacy organization focused on the higher education AV industry, to expand sustainability initiatives through higher education […]

SAVe Partners With HETMA To Extend Sustainability Initiatives Throughout US

Optoma Launches Interchangeable Lens High-Performance 4K HDR Additions to DuraCore Laser Lineup

Optoma launched the ZU1300 and ZU1100 projectors with 14,400 and 11,500 lumens respectively. As part of Optoma’s DuraCore laser lineup, these interchangeable lens high-performance projectors feature 4K HDR compatibility and offer 24/7 operation up to 30,000 hours of laser lifetime as well as being IP6X certified optical engine for dependable performance. With several built-in installation […]

Optoma Launches Interchangeable Lens High-Performance 4K HDR Additions to DuraCore Laser Lineup

Panasonic Connect Releases Update to KAIROS Software

Panasonic Connect North America has released KAIROS Version 1.3.2 system software, delivering a host of new features and functionality to the KAIROS production and eSports platform. The free software upgrade for KAIROS customers features access to RossTalk protocol integration, via the AT-SFE01 RossTalk activation key (MSRP $3,300), enabling control of Ross XPression real-time graphics software […]

Panasonic Connect Releases Update to KAIROS Software

Atlona’s New Omega Series Switcher Offers Integration and User Convenience Features

Atlona has added a new switcher to its Omega Series. The AT-OME-MH21-CP features HDMI and USB-C inputs, USB-C device charging and a built-in USB 3.0 hub for video conferencing peripherals or touch displays. The OME-MH21-CP combines all of the functionality of Atlona’s AT-OME-MH21 switcher with the ability to charge devices such as laptops, tablets and […]

Atlona’s New Omega Series Switcher Offers Integration and User Convenience Features

BenQ Launches a Smart Meeting Room Projector with Built in Windows 11

BenQ just launched the EH620 as a smart meeting room projector that includes built-in Windows 11. The EH620 has built-in Edge and Chrome web browsers and a wireless presentation system with four-way split windows for sharing multiple screens simultaneously. This is a good example and sneak peek at what a hardware-less room could look like, […]

BenQ Launches a Smart Meeting Room Projector with Built in Windows 11

Diversity in Hiring

I recently had a position open on my team, and decided that we were going to make recruiting a diverse talent pool a priority. As many have discussed over the years, IT tends to be a very homogenous area (high percentage of white men). This homogeneity leads to groupthink, customers not feeling like they are […]

Diversity in Hiring

Blustream Is Shipping the PLA88CS, a 4K HDMI 2.0 8×8 Platinum Matrix

Blustream announced that it is shipping its new 4K HDMI 2.0 8×8 Platinum Matrix. The PLA88CS combines the global standard of advanced HDBaseT to transmit HDMI, ARC, LAN and bidirectional IR and RS-232 signals up to lengths of 328 feet in 4K UHD and 492 feet in 1080p over a single Cat cable. It can […]

Blustream Is Shipping the PLA88CS, a 4K HDMI 2.0 8×8 Platinum Matrix

The University of Québec in Montréal Transforms Campus to AV Over IP-Based Environment with Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2

The University of Québec (UQAM) is known for delivering high caliber educational programs driven by cutting-edge research and innovation. Rather than depending on legacy technology for its infrastructure and communications, the University is continually exploring and implementing cutting edge solutions to foster a surperior educational environment for both students and faculty. Prior to the onset of the […]

The University of Québec in Montréal Transforms Campus to AV Over IP-Based Environment with Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2

C2G Announces Performance Series High-Speed HDMI Active Optical Cables

C2G announced its new Performance Series High-Speed HDMI Active Optical Cables (AOC). Available in 12 different lengths from 15 feet to up to 300 feet, C2G says they’re “perfect for applications requiring high-speed HDMI features and video resolutions up to 4K (4096 x 2160) at 60 hertz.” Examples include classrooms, meeting rooms and other commercial […]

C2G Announces Performance Series High-Speed HDMI Active Optical Cables

LG’s One:Quick Works Videoconferencing Display Earns Zoom Certification

LG Business Solutions announced that the LG “One:Quick Works” 55-inch all-in-one videoconferencing display (model 55CT5WJ) is the company’s first device to earn the Zoom Rooms Hardware Certification. The display, which combines a large 10-point multi-touch 4K monitor with a high-quality microphone and 4K camera that both tracks and focuses on the current speaker, will be […]

LG’s One:Quick Works Videoconferencing Display Earns Zoom Certification

Bogen Communications Enters Technology Partnership With Early Warning Labs

Bogen Communications just announced a technology partnership with Early Warning Labs, the nation’s “leader in earthquake early warning technology.” Bogen Communications’ collaboration with Early Warning Labs provides expanded interoperability to automate notifications and other safety measures in the event of a major earthquake. Bogen Communications’ Nyquist platform is a software-based paging and intercom solution for K-12 […]

Bogen Communications Enters Technology Partnership With Early Warning Labs

Poly Announces Studio X Are the First Android-Based Single-Codec Video Appliances for Google Meet

Poly announced that its Studio X video bars will be the first Android-based, single-codec video appliances for Google Meet. The Studio X Family joins Poly’s growing list of devices certified for Google Meet, Google Voice and Chrome OS, so users can look and sound their best on every call. The entire Poly Studio X family, […]

Poly Announces Studio X Are the First Android-Based Single-Codec Video Appliances for Google Meet

The Music People Debuts On-Stage DB100 Laptop DI Box

The Music People has debuted On-Stage’s new DB100 Laptop DI Box, which eliminates noise and ground loops that often occur when using consumer audio devices with a P.A. system. Users can simply connect the DB100 Laptop DI Box’s 3.5-mm plug into the headphone jack of a laptop or digital music player, and the compact DI will automatically convert […]

The Music People Debuts On-Stage DB100 Laptop DI Box

Sony’s New PTZ, SRG-X40UH, Now Shipping

Sony’s latest addition to its PTZ camera lineup, the SRG-X40UH, is now available for shipping in the United States and Canada. The camera is an ideal choice for remote communication and monitoring in a wide range of markets which have seen strong growth in the last couple of years, such as corporate, education, healthcare, faith […]

Sony’s New PTZ, SRG-X40UH, Now Shipping

C2G Adds USB-C Male to USB-C Male — USB4 Cables

C2G is expanding its lineup of USB-C adapters, cables, hubs, and laptop docking stations with the new USB-C Male to USB-C Male — USB4 (40Gbps) cables in 2.5 ft. (C2G28877) and 3.3 ft. (C2G28878) lengths. The new cables support all USB4 features, with data transfer rates up to 40Gbps, as well as backward compatibility with […]

C2G Adds USB-C Male to USB-C Male — USB4 Cables

DTEN Announces AI-Powered D7X Series

DTEN introduced the all-in-one, AI-powered DTEN D7X Series. Purpose-built for the hybrid workplace, the DTEN D7X Series features multiplatform devices developed to deliver optimal video collaboration experiences for Microsoft Teams, Zoom and more. The new series includes a Windows Edition available today through channel partners; an Android Edition will be introduced later this quarter. Features […]

DTEN Announces AI-Powered D7X Series