AVer Information Releases New Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming Camera — the TR311HN

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AVer Information announced the TR311HN AI Auto Tracking 12X NDI PTZ Streaming camera Monday. The automated TR311HN is AVer’s answer for helping organizations operate the many cameras they now need for teaching, collaborating or training in a remote-based world. The camera features 12X optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, full HD 1080p@60Hz and AVer’s most […]

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Extron Has LinkLicense Upgrades for its SMP 111 Streaming Media Processers

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Extron just announced two new LinkLicense upgrades for SMP 111 Streaming Media Processors. These LinkLicense upgrades empower Extron SMP 111 users to stream live-event broadcasts to Kaltura or Panopto video management systems. With the rise of online learning, flipped classrooms, lecture capture and virtual meetings, educational institutions and corporations can use a unified and integrated […]

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Blackmagic Design Announces New Family of Control Panels

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Blackmagic Design announced the all-new ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel and the ATEM 4 M/E Advanced Panel Friday. They’re a new family of control panels designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM Advanced Panels are large enough, so the user has dedicated controls for the largest ATEM switchers. Features included up to four […]

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SYNNEX VISUALSolv Healthcare Day: In Case You Missed It

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Maybe you actually attended SYNNEX’s first-ever VISUALSolv Healthcare Day, part of the “SYNNEX VISUALSolv LAVNCH Days” series, yesterday — in which case you can ignore my headline. However, if you DID miss it, a day of virtual sessions focused exclusively on AV in healthcare, I give you this wrap-up. Kicking off the event was SYNNEX’s […]

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New Zoom Hardware-as-a-Service Program Will Boost AVaaS; Get Into AVaaS Now!

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Right now, around the globe, most companies, educational institutions and government agencies have shifted their money to help solve internal COVID-19 issues and are trying to reopen. Therefore, financial expenditures on tech hardware not directly related to healthcare issues seem to be on hold (for now). So, now — more than any other time in […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Has a Series of Brand-new Programs: Here’s What They Are

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Philips Professional Display Solutions has announced the launch of a series of brand new programs — offering product deals, finance packages and sales incentives — all via a new dedicated website designed to help businesses ease back into work, post lockdown. Conceived as a direct response to the current market conditions and challenges faced by […]

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Igloo Vision’s New Immersive Media Player Can Turn Any Space Into an Immersive Workspace

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Igloo Vision just launched the Igloo Immersive Media Player (IMP), a product that enables an organization to transform any room or office space into an immersive workspace. This packages all of Igloo’s Shared VR technology into a stand-alone unit and is designed for customers who want to use Igloo’s core technology to create their own […]

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Chief Adds New Fusion Pull Out Accessories for Extra-large Displays

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Chief has added to its product line of Fusion Pull Out Accessories to accommodate extra-large displays. The latest Chief design allows users to extend displays 11.54 inches from the wall while maintaining the same depth as previous Fusion pull-out mounts. The Fusion Extra-Large Pull Out Accessory is compatible with Fusion XSM1U and XTM1U, Extra-Large Micro-Adjustable […]

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Neutrik USA Releases NPS-30W PoE Injector for Harsh Stage Conditions

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Neutrik USA just announced the NPS-30W PoE injector. The NPS-30W is a PoE injector made for harsh stage conditions, featuring a lockable powerCON TRUE1 TOP power connector and etherCON network connectors. Neutrik’s new NPS-30W PoE injector is a companion for the company’s NA2-IO-DPRO and NA2-IO-DLINE Dante interfaces and, indeed, any network device that requires a […]

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Legrand | AV Offering New Family of LundHalsey 24/7 Control Room Consoles

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Middle Atlantic Products (a brand of Legrand | AV) announced Tuesday the release of the new LundHalsey Visionline 24/7 control room consoles. Visionline is the latest console family directly available from Legrand | AV and manufactured by solutions partner U.K.-based LundHalsey — a company that designs, manufactures and installs control room furniture solutions. Visionline features […]

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MSolutions IP Network Analyzer Software Now Available

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MSolutions announced the availability of its IP Network Analyzer software, originally introduced at ISE 2020 in February. In fact, here’s a video of it we shot at ISE: Available for use on its MS-TestPro portable test device, the specialized, secure software gives integrators an affordable toolset to test AV signal integrity and performance over IP […]

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Extron’s Virtual Remote Control Panel Gives Presenters Movement Flexibility

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Extron just introduced the vRCP, a new Virtual Remote Control Panel, which enables remote control of any Extron SMP Streaming Media Processor using the browser on any mobile device. With the vRCP FlexOS App, users can remotely control SMP Series products without the need for a physical RCP 101 remote control panel. It can also […]

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Barco’s Virtual Classroom at UCL: A Case Study for the Future of All University Classrooms?

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Come fall 2020, every university will be approaching students’ return to campus a little differently. What’s clear is that the notion of the hybrid/HyFlex classroom (or whatever you want to call it) is rapidly gaining traction among the AV community — especially as we start to realize how integral audiovisual technology will be to the […]

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New Extron App Combines SMP and Kaltura Management Tools

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Extron has announced the Kaltura FlexOS App, which enables SMP 300 Series streaming media processors to ingest recording and livestreaming schedules for publishing to the Kaltura video management platform. This integration with Kaltura creates a unified and integrated experience with automated publishing workflows that ensure each recording and livestream is seamlessly delivered to viewers. The […]

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Let’s Talk About HyFlex: Fall 2020 Classroom Solution and Beyond

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Over the past several weeks, the higher ed world has become more widely acquainted with the term “HyFlex.” For some, it’s a vague word that leads to more confusion than clarity. Let’s take an opportunity to think about it and what type of AV installs and equipment would support a HyFlex classroom. Interestingly enough, this […]

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Atomos and Z CAM Now Enable Apple ProRes RAW over HDMI Recording for Select Products

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Atomos and Z CAM announced Wednesday the companies would enable 12-bit 5.8K Apple ProRes RAW over HDMI recording. This will be enabled in the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder in combination with the Flagship series Z CAM E2-F6, E2-F8 and E2-S6 large sensor cinema cameras, as well as 4K ProRes RAW recording from the Micro 4/3 […]

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New AmpliVox Maestro Adjustable Presentation Center Includes Reading Table and Other Features

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The new AmpliVox Maestro Adjustable Presentation Center (lectern) not only adjusts to presenters of different height (via touch) but includes 31” wide reading table that comfortably accommodates a laptop and other paperwork. Other features include: Cable pass-through grommets from the reading table to inside the cabinet’s lower storage compartment and the bottom of the lectern […]

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Plantronics and Poly Now Offer Microsoft Teams Natively on the Studio X Video Bars

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Plantronics and Poly announced Tuesday that the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 video bars now run Microsoft Teams natively. Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 are both now available for order with native Teams running right out of the box. Organizations that have already purchased and/or deployed the Poly Studio X and […]

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Waves Audio Adds MOTU Support for Its SoundGrid BR1

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Waves Audio announced the addition of MOTU support to its Waves SoundGrid BR1, a device bridging AVB and Waves SoundGrid networks. This now enables Waves real-time plug-in processing on any MOTU-based AVB network with MOTU’s AVB-enabled audio interfaces. The Waves SoundGrid BR1 is an AVB-to-SoundGrid bridge that adds real-time audio processing capabilities to AVB networks […]

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ClickShare Conference Is As If the Barco UCC Engineers Saw COVID-19 Coming

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Like many of you, we’ve decided to keep THE rAVe Agency’s physical offices closed at least through the end of the summer, but I think it’s unlikely that we will actually gather our team together, physically, fall. In fact, nearly every business will face the significant hurdle of dealing with people who are creeped out […]

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Extron Offers Special Pricing to Customers for its Online Learning Solutions

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Extron is offering education customers special pricing and grants for its online learning solutions, including the SMP Series. SMP Series high-performance recording and streaming products extend the power of live and on-demand video for lessons and training far beyond traditional walls. The SMP Series makes it easy for instructors to quickly and inexpensively record and […]

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SynAudCon Releases Two Online Training Courses on Equalization

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SynAudCon announced the release of two new online training courses: “Equalization” and “Advanced Equalization.” Both courses will be approved for renewal units (RUs). Exact course credits are scheduled for public release soon. Both course additions will include the new integrated learning experience utilizing lectures and hands-on demonstrations mentioned by the company in January 2020. Developed […]

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Planar Announces Advancements to Planar TVF Series of Video Wall Displays

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Planar announced the latest advancements to the Planar TVF Series family of fine pitch LED video wall displays Tuesday. By introducing a new 0.9-millimeter pixel pitch model, improved power design and new models to Planar TVF Complete, the enhanced Planar TVF Series incorporates feedback from customers and preserves visual performance and simplified installation maintenance. The […]

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QSC Has Two New Plug-ins for Q-SYS Asset Manager

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QSC announces two new Q-SYS Control plug-ins now available in Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager. The Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone plug-in and the UCI QR Code plug-in allow for drag-and-drop integration into the Q-SYS Ecosystem, saving programming time and resources for AV integrators, programmers and consultants. New to Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager, the Sennheiser plug-in […]

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Vivitek Adds Two Native 1080p Projectors to its Ultra Short Throw Line

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Vivitek has added two native 1080p projectors to its Ultra Short Throw (UST) range. Both models — the DH772UST and DH773USTi — are ideal for the budget-conscious education sector. For interactive collaboration and in-class learning, the DH773USTi comes with built-in interactivity support for multi-users thanks to two pens or an optional Finger Touch Unit with […]

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The InfoComm Connected Roundup and Where We Go From Here Article

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AVIXA hosted its first-ever complete virtual InfoComm show – InfoComm 2020 Connected – June 16-18, bringing together AV professionals from around the globe to learn about the latest products from top manufacturers, tune into keynotes and presentations on trends in technology and markets, and forge new relationships. “When we made the decision to cancel the […]

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New Matrox Multi-monitor Controller Card Now Shipping

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Matrox is now shipping its Matrox QuadHead2Go Q155 multi-monitor controller card that outputs four Full HD displays from a single HDMI video source — including the HDCP device. QuadHead2Go Q155 controllers capture a single video signal — of up to 4K@60Hz and 8Kx8K — to display across up to four screens, at resolutions up to […]

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Hypersign, Crestron and Planar Partner for The Arena: a Pre-Packaged Virtual Live Events & HyFlex Delivery System

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The new “Arena” from Hypersign, a collaboration with Planar and Crestron, is a product that nearly every higher-education facility is literally looking for to install this summer for what’s well-documented as HyFlex teaching. And it has a lot of potential in delivering virtual live events, as well. Hypersign has provided a tool that gives individuals […]

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Announcing the 2020 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

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We are excited to announce the winners of our ninth annual 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different from ANY other industry awards, and the stats speak for themselves: We had more than 205,000 votes for the final awards! Nominations for the awards came SOLELY from you — the AV community. We don’t charge […]

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Extron Introduces Three New Series of Touch Panels

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Extron just introduced three new series of touchpanels with enhanced processing power and more memory. The TLP Pro 1225, TLP Pro 1525, and TLP Pro 1725 Series are designed to easily handle today’s AV control needs, but with their quad core processing and abundant memory, they are also ready for whatever AV demands lie ahead. […]

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AmpliVox Sound Systems Upgrades Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced an upgraded version of its SW925-96 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus with even greater sound quality and audience reach. The Made-in-the-USA, 96-channel wireless portable PA system now has a second wireless antenna that increases sound coverage while reducing interference when using multiple wireless receivers. The new system can reach up […]

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AJA Video Systems Expands Family of 12G-SDI Mini-Converters

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AJA Video Systems has expanded its portable family of 12G-SDI Mini-Converters, including new models that extend Fiber connectivity to transfer of 12G-SDI over long distances (up to 10 km) via a single optical cable with lockable ST connectors. FiDO-T-12G-ST and FiDO-R-12G-ST enable single-channel conversion between 12G-SDI and ST Fiber; the HA5-12G-T-ST and Hi5-12G-R-ST support conversion […]

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