Nureva Updates Jira Software Integration In Span Workspace

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Nureva has announced an update to the Jira software integration with Span Workspace, Nureva’s expansive cloud-based digital canvas for visual planning and collaboration. Jira issues that are represented by digital sticky notes in a Span canvas can now be updated either in Jira or in Span Workspace, and the changes will be synchronized between the […]

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Optoma ProScene ZK507 Laser Projector Launches

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Optoma today launched the Optoma ProScene ZK507 laser projector, with native 4K UHD resolution specified at 5,000 lumens and aimed at higher education and corporate installs. Using a 1-chip DLP engine and integrated with HDR10 and HLG color compatibility, the laser-based ProScene ZK507 has features such as 15% vertical lens shift, 1.6x optical zoom and […]

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ClearOne UNITE 50 4K ePTZ Camera for UCC Applications Ships

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ClearOne today announced the immediate availability of its new wide-angle (120-degree), USB video conferencing camera, the ClearOne UNITE 50 4K ePTZ camera. The UNITE 50 4K camera’s wide-angle field-of-view is designed for PC-based video conferencing, web conferencing and unified communications, and other collaboration experiences in huddle spaces and small conference rooms. The camera also supports […]

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ENCO enCaption4 Now Has Lip-Synced Live Captions

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The ENCO enCaption4 automated captioning system has some new features, including a new video delay feature that enables lip-sync grade caption synchronization even when transcribing live feeds. The software-defined ENCO enCaption4 platform enables broadcasters and content producers to quickly, easily and cost-effectively add closed or open captions to live and prerecorded content. Its latest enhancement […]

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New Vivitek Projectors DU8195Z and DK10000Z Aimed at Museums, Staging

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Vivitek’s new 1-chip DLP-based DU8195Z and the DK10000Z projectors are both designed for 24/7 operation and 360° installations. Intended for large venue and museum applications, the DK10000Z is native 4K-UHD resolution and specified at 10,000 ANSI lumens brightness and weighs only 29 kilograms. The DU8195Z is native WUXGA (1920×1200) and is spec’d at 13,500 ANSI […]

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New Extron IN1804 DI/DO Is a Four-Input 4K/60 4:4:4 Seamless Scaling Switcher with DTP2 Inputs

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Extron just announced the IN1804 DI/DO, the newest member of the IN1804 family of compact, four-input scalers that provide video scaling, switching and integration features. It supports HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps and is HDCP 2.2 compliant. To ensure image quality, the switcher incorporates Extron’s Vector 4K scaling engine with 4:4:4 chroma […]

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Sonifex Now Has Dante-Enabled Commentators

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Sonifex just launched new Dante commentary units, the AVN-CU2-DANTE Configurable Dante Commentary Unit for two commentators and the AVN-CU4-DANTE Configurable Dante Commentary Unit for four commentators at AES-NY 2019. Both units use Dante AoIP together with four wire connections so they bridge the gap between old and new technology, allowing the ease of connectivity and […]

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Integrators and Higher Education: An Evolving Relationship

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As long as I have been writing columns for rAVe ED, my aim has been to help integrators understand where they can provide value to the higher education market. The business has changed so drastically over the years, that the value propositions of ten years ago no longer exist. I write about this because I […]

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AVer Information Debuts New Camera Controller, the AVer CL01

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AVer Information today announced the company has launched the CL01 Pro AV Camera Controller solution to enable production teams to take control of their video capture, streaming and broadcast projects. The CL01 is compatible with AVer’s Professional Auto Tracking and Live Streaming PTZ cameras along with a variety of other brands. With a simple configuration […]

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Sonifex Debuts DIO Dante Audio Interfaces

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Sonifex is debuting a new range of DIO Audiophile Dante Interfaces today. The DIO Audiophile Dante Interfaces are plug and play devices which all allow for converting legacy connectors and signals to a Dante AoIP audio network. The line includes: XLR to Dante Phono to Dante AES3 BNC to Dante Terminal block to Dante Headphone […]

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HDTV Supply Debuts Digital Canvasing Box for 1080p Systems via AV-Over-IP Wolfpack 7×16 Kit

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HDTV Supply has announced the WolfPack 7×16 HDMI Matrix Switcher Kit that accommodates multi-source to multi-display systems (i.e., digital canvasing) using Ethernet via AV-over-IP on 1080p displays. Because it is a matrix switcher, it allows any input to be routed to any output or the same input to be routed to all outputs or any combination. This is not […]

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Steinberg Launches UR-C Interfaces

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Steinberg has a new line of audio interfaces for USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed) including the UR22C, the UR44C, the UR22C Recording Pack and a UR816C rackmount interface, which will be released in November. The entire lineup of UR-C audio interfaces provides USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed) connectivity for connection to […]

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Mackie Drops Portable SRM-Flex Column PA System

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Today Mackie announces its latest entry into the portable PA market, the all-new SRM-Flex Portable Column PA System. Using a lightweight design, SRM Series sound quality, a six-channel digital mixer and wireless control and streaming, SRM-Flex is designed for all portable PA system applications. The modular design of SRM-Flex features a 10″ LF woofer in the molded cabinet […]

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Four Channel Versions of the QSC CX-Q Series Ships, But Eight-Channel Is Delayed

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QSC has announced availability of the CX-Q Series four-channel network power amplifiers. The CX-Q Series network amplifiers utilize a Class-D hybrid powertrain design built upon the PL380 PowerLight amplifier platform, which has been installed in mission-critical installations around the world. They also feature two QSC amplifier innovations — FlexAmp and FAST (Flexible Summing Amplifier Technology) that combine more power distribution options in […]

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TASCAM Intros Compact MZ-123BT Commercial Grade Multi-Zone Audio Mixer

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TASCAM has announces the new MZ-123BT commercial-grade multi-zone audio mixer. The compact, single rack space MZ-123BT builds on the feature-set of the 2U MZ-223, adding Bluetooth-functionality and an intuitive front-panel control design and layout that makes it as easy to operate as it is to install and set up. Three music playback input channels, including […]

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What Education and Professional Development Should AV Integrators Be Pursuing to Survive and Thrive in a Post-Convergence World?

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By Brian Rhatigan Director of Business Development, Almo Pro A/V One thing I can say with certainty about the industry we work in is that change is constant. While basic foundations like flat panel displays, projectors and amplifiers, for example, remain stable, the way in which they are used and the way in which we […]

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Alcons Audio Intros Tiny Subwoofer, the BF121

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The BF121 is a subwoofer system featuring a single 12″ long-excursion woofer with double-spider suspension and 4″ voice-coil in a bass-reflex configuration. The direct-radiating woofer is mounted in a vented chamber, with large bass reflex port for excellent breathing capacity, increasing overall output while minimizing port-compression. The frequency range is tuned to a -3dB response […]

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TASCAM Model 16 Ships

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The new TASCAM Model 16 all-in-one mixing studio takes live multi-track recording to an affordable new level. The Model 16 is a compact mixing console that fits comfortably in a rehearsal studio, house of worship, home studio or any production environment where recording quality is paramount and space is limited. The TASCAM Model 16 is […]

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PreSonus Drops New PX-1 and PM-2 Mics

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PreSonus is now shipping two new microphones designed specifically for recording applications. The new PreSonus PX-1 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic is designed for recording vocals, guitar, podcasts and more. A large-diaphragm, side-address condenser microphone, the PX-1 features a 1-inch (25 millimeter), gold-sputtered capsule designed to provide exceptional clarity throughout its frequency response range. The PM-2 […]

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Salt Mines, Key Chains and Media: Three Things AV Should Know About HDCP

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It’s dark, cramped and dry.  A single elevator slides more than 600 feet underground creaking to a stop to deliver a solitary visitor and their payload ⁠— a locked case carrying an original 35 mm print. What’s in that case? The original celluloid print of Star Wars? Something more modern like Christopher Nolan’s 35 mm […]

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K-12 Version of NoviSign Digital Signage Offers Free Trial Option

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NoviSign Digital Signage announced today a version of its cloud-based digital signage software specifically for schools to send content to any TV on campus. The software can be installed on any Chrome, Android or Windows device. Using the NoviSign’s online design studio from any computer, at any time, users can set up and send information […]

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1 Beyond Debuts AutoTracker 3 Camera with NDI Connectivity

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1 Beyond has announced the 1 Beyond AutoTracker 3 camera with NDI to allow for automatic presenter tracking in AV-over-IP workflows. NewTek’s NDI technology is an IP technology that allows the camera to provide video streams that can be viewed by NDI compatible software or hardware devices anywhere on the same network. Only a single […]

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Harbinger Drops M100-BT and M200-BT Portable PAs

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Harbinger Pro Audio’s new M100-BT and M200-BT portable PA systems are complete transportable sound systems. Both PA systems feature powered mixers with a variety of inputs, including stereo Bluetooth input, channel EQ and 800 watt (peak) stereo power amplifiers that deliver a big, clear, full-range, best-in-class sound and plenty of power for large spaces. Custom […]

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Camplex Debuts a 4K HDMI SFP Fiber Extender with EDID and RS232

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Camplex has introduced a new fiber 4K/2K HDMI extender for use with SFP modules that features automatic EDID and RS232 bi-directional passthrough and is HDCP 2.2 compatible. The CMX-FMCH001 18 Gigabit fiber extender sends a standard copper-based HDMI signal up to 4K@60Hz via SFP modules (not included) with a maximum distance of 37 miles over […]

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ZeeVee Does Dante in ZyPer4K Line

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  ZeeVee has announced support for Dante in the 10G AV-over-IP SDVoE-based ZyPer4K AV decoder. The ZeeVee ZyPer4K decoder enable users to route any audio source within a ZyPer4K deployment to a Dante network. Dante audio over IP includes support for features such as “human” readable names for all connected devices, automatic device discovery, one-click […]

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Kramer Details VP-551X 10-Port 18G 4K Presentation Scaler/Switcher

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Kramer Electronics’ VP-551X is a scaler/switcher for 4K@60 (4:4:4) HDMI, VGA and composite video signals. The VP-551X scales the video and provides options to use the embedded HDMI audio or breakout audio from one of ten analog audio input signals. After processing and scaling, the embedded AV signal is sent to the HDMI and the […]

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Middle Atlantic Intros Forward, Tools for Speeding Up Rack-Building

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Middle Atlantic Products launched this week Forward, a family of installation solutions that are aimed at speeding up and simplifying the building or AV gear racks. With Forward’s new rackrail, integrators can go without a drill and install the family’s blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting and other rack solutions without tools, completing the […]

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Mackie Upgrades ProFX Series

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Mackie today announced the complete redesign of its ProFXv3 Professional Effects Mixers with USB. Now with Mackie’s Onyx mic preamps, GigFX Effects Engine, 2×4 24-bit / 192kHz USB recording and a new modern design. Not only are these great for live sound in clubs, bars and venues, they are the perfect choice for home studios, […]

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Optoma’s CinemaX P1 Native 4K DLP Short Throw Laser Projector with Integrated Soundbar Ships

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Optoma is now shipping its CinemaX P1 Smart 4K UHD Laser Cinema projector, which has an MSRP of $3,299. The 4K UHD Optoma CinemaX P1 projector integrates Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control capabilities and offers an ultra short throw distance package with an NuForce soundbar and Dolby Digital 2.0 support. At 22.1” wide, […]

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Roland’s 4XCamera Maker App Debuts 

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Roland just launched the 4XCamera Maker App, an iOS-based camera app to shoot, edit and publish videos without needing expensive camera equipment or a computer. The full editing functionality of 4XCamera Maker is available through a small in-app purchase. Roland GO:MIXER and GO:MIXER Pro users can connect their GO:MIXER to the app for full editing functionality […]

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Is Barco Buying Unilumin? I Believe It’s Just a Matter of Time 

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Barco just announced a strategic collaboration with Unilumin, a listed Chinese company that’s an LED manufacturer. Barco says it’s engaged in a wide-ranging partnership with Unilumin to secure a supply of LED display components, which allows broader penetration in its core markets with differentiated Barco LED visualization hardware and software solutions. But, isn’t it logical they will […]

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Bose Adds Accessory Line to Pro Products

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Bose Professional is offering two new accessories for its portable products: a series of Play-Through Covers for the S1 Pro multi-position PA system and a carrying case for T4S and T8S ToneMatch mixers. These accessories were designed to serve the needs of the gigging musician and preserve the integrity of Bose portable systems night after […]

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