New elektraLite 200-watt COB Paint Can Fixture Debuts

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elektraLite just launched a new Paint Can COB fixture that’s available in regular and pendant body styles, as well as Warm White (WW) and RGBW formats for a total of four model variants. Basically, it’s a new spot/wash hybrid utilizing a 200-watt Japanese COB LED with a CRI of 95. The fixture also boasts a […]

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AVIXA Partners with the Society for College and University Planning

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AVIXA is expanding its commitment to showcasing the benefits of audiovisual (AV) solutions in higher education with a featured panel discussion at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2019 Annual Conference, July 14-17, in Seattle. The SCUP 2019 Annual Conference is attended by more than 1,500 higher education professionals and offers an exchange […]

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Five Questions Every Integrator Should Be Asking

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For those of you who don’t know me well, I am pretty active in networking with other AV professionals, technology managers, designers, content producers, etc  If there is one thing most of them agree on, it’s that doing a proper needs analysis is the only way to assure that our systems meet all of our […]

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ProAV Market to Grow to $325 Billion By 2024 — Make Sure to Send Zoom a Thank You Card

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The global professional audiovisual industry will grow to more than $325 billion in 2024, from $247 billion in 2019, according to updated forecasts in the new 2019 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) Global Summary produced by AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. Overall, the demand for pro-AV products and services is driven […]

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Philips Professional Display Releases MediaSuite Pro TV Across EMEA

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Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS) has announced its complete range of new, Google-certified, Android-powered MediaSuite Pro TVs is now available to all customers across EMEA. Unveiled during ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, the new Philips PDS MediaSuite range has been designed to help revolutionise the way businesses and end-users can access and broadcast digital content, […]

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Kramer Debuts TP-789R Receiver for 4K HDBaseT

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Kramer Electronics’ TP-789R is an HDBaseT receiver for 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDMI, RS232 and IR signals and two-way powering over twisted pair. The receiver extends video signals to up to 40 meters (130 feet) over Kramer copper cables at up to 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24bpp video resolution. The TP-789R receiver either provides power over the copper extension […]

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Conference Space Stakeholders — Trying to Please Everyone

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In my last article, I spoke of the need to design the spaces we deal with not by thinking about the tech stack, but instead from the perspective of an experience. But in order to do this, we need to understand WHOSE experience we are referring to. For the most part, when we design a […]

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Sony Grows IP-Based, Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera Lineup and Adds NDI/HX Capability

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At InfoComm 2019, Sony Electronics introduced two new PoE+ cameras to its IP-based, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera family. The SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 are both new models that offer a 4K upgrade option — a first for PTZ cameras — to make them future-ready. The SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 are designed for corporate, education, healthcare, faith and government […]

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STAGEPAS 1K PA System from Yamaha Debuts

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Yamaha today launched the STAGEPAS 1K portable PA system, improving upon previous models with what they are calling a more powerful system. The company has also added a STAGEPAS Editor iOS/Android app. The STAGEPAS 1K is driven by a high-frequency array speaker packed with 10 small-diameter 1.5″ drivers that provide what Yamaha says is “professional-level […]

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MobilePro Trailers Aimed at University Athletic Departments Debuts from HB

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With post production and broadcast becoming a profit-center for University sports programs, both as a way to live-stream game and as a way to recruit talent, HB has devised a creative solution to the age-old, in-house broadcast studio. Today, HB Communications is pleased to announce its MobilePro trailers. These mobile, scalable, broadcast solutions are the […]

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ScreenBeam Targets Education Market with ScreenBeam 1000 EDU 4K Wireless Collaboration Solution

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ScreenBeam today launched an education-focused solution to wireless BYOD called the ScreenBeam 1000 EDU. The new 4K wireless collaboration solution allows for content sharing, without apps, on all devices including student Chromebooks. Specifically designed classrooms, the ScreenBeam 1000 EDU has both a local Wi-Fi mode and a Miracast mode for connectivity or network bridge functionality […]

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With NEC at InfoComm 2019, It was All About Partnerships and Analytics

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Every single person from NEC who was at InfoComm was busy. Not only did they have one of the biggest booths at the show but NEC Display products were all over the show floor in signage and collaboration partnerships and a couple of dozen NEC’ers showed up to run the First Annual AVIXA 5K race, […]

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Epson’s Booth at InfoComm Could Have Been in a Museum

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I’d be surprised if Epson’s real-time art exhibit inside their booth didn’t win an InfoComm 2019 award. I’m serious. But, even if you’re not into digital art, you’ll appreciate how they were projecting it off-axis at about 160-degrees — on fabric! It was stunning. But they also had the entire DSE booth inside the InfoComm […]

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ClearOne Joins PEPPM to Deliver Better Pricing for Education and Non-Profits

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ClearOne today announced its participation in the PEPPM technology cooperative purchasing program administered by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU). PEPPM is a cooperative purchasing program for competitively bid technology products available for schools, libraries, colleges and universities, local and state government agencies, municipal authorities and other non-profit organizations. PEPPM has contract awards on more […]

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MFX Multi-Function Monitors Debut from Electro-Voice at InfoComm 2019

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Launched at InfoComm 2019, MFX Multi-Function Monitors MFX-12MC and MFX-15MC are passive 12” and 15” two-way coaxial monitors with a performance level engineered to complement the X-Line Advance line array models X1, X2, X12-128 and X12-125F and corresponding installation versions. MFX Multi-Function Monitors utilize high-output coaxially aligned HF and LF transducers matched with an innovative […]

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Extron Launches DSP for Dante Systems Dubbed DMP 128 FlexPlus

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Extron just introduced the DMP 128 FlexPlus series of compact Dante Digital Matrix Processors, featuring twelve FlexInput channels with full DSP, including AEC and Dante connectivity, in only a half rack space. With a mix matrix, a USB audio interface and analog compatibility, the DMP 128 FlexPlus provides the ability to easily connect and route […]

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Yamaha Adds Power Amplifiers with Dante

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Yamaha introduced new power amplifiers dubbed the PC Series. Adding Dante audio network connectivity, a 20×8 input matrix, with sampling rates of up to 96kHz and a broader range of on-board digital signal processing (DSP)f, the amplifier also includes crossovers, delays, parametric EQs, mutes and limiters. Yamaha currently offers a full line of power amplifiers […]

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Yamaha VX Series Speaker Line Grows

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Yamaha has introduced the VX Series of loudspeakers, including the latest VXC2F and VXC8S in-ceiling models, and the latest version (3.0) of the Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions Speaker Calculator (CISSCA) system design software. The expanding VX series is divided into three categories: VXC ceiling loudspeakers, VXS surface mount loudspeakers and VXL slimline, column, line array […]

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Atlona Debuts USB-C Omega Series Multi-Format Switcher at InfoComm 2019

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Atlona added a new switcher to the Omega Series, the AT-OME-MS42, which is a 4×2 matrix switcher capable of switching 4K/UHD signals. It’s aimed at meeting rooms, conference rooms and lecture halls. It will also be available as the AT-OME-MS42-KIT with a companion AT-OME-EX-RX HDBaseT receiver. The OME-MS42 and OME-MS-42-KIT includes inputs for switching USB-C, […]

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Biamp AVB-Based TesiraCONNECT to Connect and Power All Biamp Devices Debuts

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Biamp is introducing something called TesiraCONNECT, a five-port AVB connection box that provides power and media over a single cable between Biamp AVB DSPs, USB extenders, PoE+ amplifiers and microphones. TesiraCONNECT is the central connection point for all Biamp devices in the conference room and offers the following features: Five RJ-45 Ports: TesiraCONNECT comes with […]

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Bose Professional ControlSpace EX Line Grows

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Bose Professional has expanded its ControlSpace EX range with two new processors optimized for conferencing rooms (EX-440C and EX-12AEC) and a high-powered general purpose digital signal processor (EX-1280). With an open-architecture all-in-one design, the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing signal processor facilitates high-quality microphone integration and audio processing for small-to-medium standalone meeting rooms. Various inputs and outputs […]

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Quicklaunch Adds Nureva HDL300 to Solution Partner Program

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Nureva Inc announces that its HDL300 audio conferencing system is now part of the Quicklaunch Solution Partner Program, which provides a unique framework for certifying the seamless integration of hardware and software. Through the Quicklaunch user interface, users will have convenient access to HDL300 system settings like conference call-sync, mute and volume controls and product […]

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Maxell (Formerly Hitachi) Intros Three 3LCD Laser Projectors

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Maxell, Ltd. today announced the launch of three 3LCD laser projectors for the North American market. This new series of laser projectors — the first to be manufactured under the Maxell brand — includes the WUXGA (1920×1200) Maxell MP-WU5603, the WXGA (1280×800) MP-WX5603 (both 6,000 ANSI lumens) and the 5000 lumen, WUXGA 1920×1200 MP-WU5503. These […]

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Barco Opens Up Its XMS Cloud Management Platform for ClickShare and wePresent

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Barco is launching the XMS Cloud Management Platform for enterprise-grade device management. This cloud-based tool gives administrators the freedom to optimally manage a large fleet of ClickShare and wePresent units throughout the entire company from anywhere. Simultaneous with the launch of two new ClickShare products, Barco is promoting that their portfolio of wireless collaboration solutions […]

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LG Launched More Signage Displays, Including an 86″ In-Cell Touch

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LG Business Solutions’ In-Cell Touch interactive digital boards and ultra-slim-bezel displays for “virtually seamless” video walls headlined the InfoComm 2019 trade show this week. At InfoComm, LG’s debuted a new 86-inch Interactive Digital Board (IDB) with IPS In-Cell Touch technology. In-Cell Touch technology employs an innovative direct bonding process to virtually eliminate the gap between […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Redesigns Luxus Projection Screen

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Stewart Filmscreen today announced the re-engineering of its Luxus Classic Model A, Retractable Below Ceiling Screen System. Redesigned from the ground up, the all-new Luxus features a sleek, customizable housing, a quieter motor, and an easy-to-access screen assembly that can be field serviced in a matter of minutes. Customized with every order via the new […]

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New IP Intercom and IP Audio Mixing Product from Telos Alliance Debuts at InfoComm 2019

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The Telos Alliance debuted IP Communications and IP Audio Mixing Solutions into the Telos Infinity IP Intercom platform and the new Axia iQx IP Audio Console lines. Telos Alliance invented AoIP for the broadcast market, but the utility of its Infinity matrix-free IP intercom extends beyond market borders into the Pro AV space, with applications […]

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Intel Unite Solution Showcases Jabra PanaCast People Detection and Counting Technology at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, Intel Unite demonstrated the advanced room and resource management capabilities of the Jabra PanaCast People Detection & Counting (PDC) Technology that is integrated into all PanaCast devices and made available to Intel Unite solution users via a PanaCast plugin. The PDC technology is also available as an API for 3rd party Intel […]

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Waves Audio Offers eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System

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Waves Audio is showing its eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System, an all-inclusive mixing solution, ideal for houses of worship, clubs, touring bands and live engineers. The complete live mixing system comes with the Waves eMotion LV1 16-stereo-channel live software mixer, SoundStudio STG-1608 stagebox, SoundGrid Impact Server-C, Axis One Waves-optimized computer, 24-inch Dell touchscreen, eight-port […]

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Elo Now Has 65-Inch 4K Interactive Signage and Collaboration Products

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Elo today announced the launch of its 6553L touchscreen and fourth-generation Elo computer module (ECMG4). The 6553L touchscreen provides a platform for what the company says is captivating digital signage experiences in public spaces, as well as engaging and collaborative communication within enterprises. The 6553L touchscreen is part of Elo’s new IDS 3 Series, which […]

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Bose Professional Shows New Power Amplifiers

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Bose Professional exhibited at InfoComm an expanded portfolio of amplifiers, including the new PowerSpace line of power amplifiers, which offer the right power levels and DSP options for premium commercial applications. The new line includes two models featuring an integrated DSP and three models with Bose AmpLink connectivity. PowerSpace products join Bose Professional’s expanding PowerMatch, […]

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Pilot 5 Lectern from HoverCam Drops

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HoverCam announced this week that it has expanded its Pilot Series with the Pilot 5 wireless digital teaching station. The new Pilot 5 builds on the innovation introduced with the Pilot 3 all-in-one teaching station and adds a rechargeable battery pack that powers all-day, cable-free operation, enabling educators to teach from anywhere in the classroom. […]

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