Ross Video Updates its Carbonite Ultra Production Switcher

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Ross Video has beefed up its Carbonite Ultra production switcher with the V4 update that includes support for all different frame rates. It also sees the addition of adjustable delays on all frame-synchronized inputs in HD and UHD. Also, the new update will offer Wide Color Gamut and HDR conversion in HD as well as […]

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LAVNCH WEEK End User Day Tech Talk — Blog Version: “#DearVendor and #DearCustomer: Two Sides to a Thriving Relationship”

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We’re continuing with our theme of providing corresponding blog posts to go with our LAVNCH WEEK coverage! Scott Tiner, director of client services at Bates College and member of the rAVe BlogSquad, delivered our Tech Talk about the interesting and symbiotic relationship between a vendor and customer. Below are his tips and advice for cultivating […]

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Joe Way Presents From Doom to Zoom — Blog Version of the LAVNCH WEEK Keynote

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We’ve made it, everybody! The last day of LAVNCH WEEK arrived — and it left just as quickly. Our team is tired but proud — we created something brand new and released it much quicker than initially planned. LAVNCH is the industry’s first all-digital event we put on with Zoom and our other partners last […]

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ShowMeCables Lanches Multi-Fiber Push On Breakout Cables

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ShowMeCables has launched a new line of Multi-Fiber Push On (MPO) breakout cables that allow for the redistribution of various optical fibers to individual devices without additional networking equipment. ShowMeCables’ new MPO fanout cables are offered in OM3 and OM4 models with eight or 24 fibers and an OM5 version with eight,12 or 24 fibers. […]

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Anthony Coppedge on Stats, Facts and Opportunity in HoW — Blog Version of the LAVNCH WEEK Keynote

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It’s day four out of five for LAVNCH WEEK — the industry’s first all-digital launch event we’ve been putting on with Zoom and our partners this week — and today was House of Worship (HoW) day. This day was created specifically for two audiences: house of worship integrators and AV/IT providers (maybe even volunteers) who […]

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Atomos Announces RAW Recording Support for Sony PXW-FX9 Camcorder

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Atomos has just announced RAW recording support for the Sony PXW-FX9 camcorder with full-frame sensor, which will soon output RAW over SDI in a variety of frame rates up to DCI 4Kp60 and up to DCI 2Kp180. Initially, the Atomos Shogun 7 will record Apple ProRes RAW images at up to DCI 4Kp60, or in […]

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1 Beyond Adds Zoom Rooms Room Control

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1 Beyond has announced Zoom Rooms Room Controls for 1 Beyond cameras and multi-camera solutions, allowing users to change or turn on/off 1 Beyond automation features from the interface on the Zoom Room Controller (an iPad or tablet). 1 Beyond intelligent tracking cameras and smart switching systems create an enhanced Zoom meeting experience, allowing presenters […]

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Extron Adds Two New Audio Power Amplifiers

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Extron has introduced the XPA U 1004 SB and XPA U 2002 SB ENERGY STAR-qualified audio power amplifiers, which feature flexible channel pairs that can drive 8-ohm, 4-ohm, 70-volt or 100-volt loads. The individually bridgeable channel pairs of the XPA U 1004 SB can deliver two 100 watt channels into low impedance systems or one […]

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VESA Releases DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 Standard

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced that it has released version 2.0 of the DisplayPort Alternate Mode (“Alt Mode”) standard. DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 provides seamless interoperability with the new USB4 specification published by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), and fully enables all of the features in the latest version of the DisplayPort […]

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Pliant Technologies Expands Line of Headsets for Production Environments

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Pliant Technologies’ expanded line of SmartBoom LITE and SmartBoom PRO headsets are specifically for production environments. The complete line of communications headsets includes a flip-up microphone feature that acts as an on/off switch for mic control, which can help keep noise and distractions to a minimum. Featuring a single-ear lightweight design, the SmartBoom LITE Headset […]

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Extron Introduces Microphone that Integrates with eBUS-Enabled Control Systems

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Extron has introduced the VoiceLift Pro Microphone EB, designed to integrate with eBUS enabled control systems to provide voice amplification for a wide variety of installations. The VoiceLift receiver connects to the eBUS port on an Extron IPCP control processor for power and customizable control of events such as Instant Alert or recording start/stop. Wireless […]

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AVIXA Announces AV Experience Awards Finalists

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[center][/center] AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, announced the AV Experience Awards finalists. This awards program recognizes the innovative integration of content, space, and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. “We are extremely impressed by the diverse range of AV projects that were submitted from across the globe. From Brazil to Qatar, we saw projects […]

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Hitachi Debuts New 8K Dockable Camera With OPF CMOS

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Hitachi Kokusai Electric America (Hitachi Kokusai) just debuted its SK-UHD8060B dockable 8K UHDTV camera. The company’s fifth-generation 8K acquisition solution, the SK-UHD8060B combines the features of previous Hitachi 8K models with a new organic photoconductive CMOS image sensor to capture 8K video with expanded dynamic range. Existing 8K camera sensors have been limited in their […]

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Ross Video Launches XPression V10 Production Platform

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Ross Video has announced the launch of XPression V10, a live-production news, weather, sports and esports platform for production. V10 includes a fully rewritten, multi-threaded video codec that supports UHD, HDR and Wide Colour Gamut. This new software (i.e. not hardware dependent) codec adds support for ten-bit video files and is backward compatible with older […]

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Giant Security Update to Zoom Rolls Out Starting Today

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Today Zoom announced security enhancements with the upcoming general availability of Zoom 5.0, a key milestone in its 90-day plan to proactively identify, address and enhance the security and privacy capabilities of the Zoom platform. By adding support for AES 256-bit GCM encryption, Zoom will provide increased protection for meeting data and resistance against tampering. […]

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Facebook Just Entered the UCC Market (Sort-of) with Fully-Encrypted Messenger Rooms

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Although aimed at the consumer market, Facebook’s new Messenger Rooms feature allows you to invite anyone to join your video call, even if they don’t have a Facebook account. The company also said it’s end-to-end encrypted. Rooms will soon hold up to 50 people with no time limit. You can start and share rooms on […]

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Harman, Peavey, Luminex, d&b and Powersoft All Achieve EN 54-16 Certification Together

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In a unique audio industry initiative, five leading professional audio manufacturers have achieved the first-ever multi-manufacturer voice alarm solution fully compliant with EN 54-16. This initiative is open to all manufacturers interested in offering EN 54-16 compliance, proving that it is no longer necessary to source EN 54-compliant voice alarm solutions from a single manufacturer. […]

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How Will Installation Verticals Weather the Storm of COVID-19?

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By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting Through its research in recent years, Futuresource has identified the install audio markets as a key opportunity for brands across the professional audio industry, ranging from large system touring vendors, through to business music brands and conferencing microphone suppliers. However, as with many professional audio segments and other areas of […]

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How Sports (Mostly Esports) Have Capitalized on the Quarantine

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By Morgan Alley Almo Pro A/V With most of our industry cooped up at home in quarantine, it feels like we hear about video games every single day. If you’re working from home with kids, you’ve probably heard them talk about a sweet new Minecraft build, the new League of Legends meta (still hoping for […]

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Ashly Audio Ships Integrated Mixer Amp

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Ashly Audio’s new integrated mixer amp solution, the mXa-1502, is now shipping worldwide. The mXa-1502 brings four zones of mixing and DSP, two 150-watt amplifiers and programmable mic preamps all in a single, compact, rack-mountable unit that. Combined with Ashly’s new AquaControl software, the mXa-1502 allows integrators to install faster, add professional audio to more […]

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Updated: How Zoom’s Recent Success Has Put Them Square in the Security Spotlight

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P.T. Barnum is credited for saying,”There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” You may have heard other variations of this old saying, such as “There’s no such thing as bad press.” Does this apply to recent headlines about Zoom? If you have lost track, I will do my best to summarize and put it all […]

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Blackmagic Design Lowers Price of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K to Under $2K

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Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for the popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K of US$1,995. This is a reduction of $500, which will help make this camera more affordable for users working on digital film as well as live production with the new ATEM Mini switchers. With the current demand for multi-camera […]

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Comprehensive Connectivity Intros SimpliShare Wireless Presentation System

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company just introduced the SimpliShare SSH-4000W Wireless Presentation System, a BYOD collaboration device for wireless screen sharing of 4K60 video and audio. The SimpliShare 4000W doesn’t use dongles or buttons and provides its own stand-alone in-room wireless network and access point. It supports up to 14 connected devices and provides three-level security and […]

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Extron’s XTP DTP 24 Shielded Twisted Pair Cable Compatible With MS-TestPro HDBaseT Tester from MSolutions

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Extron announced this week that its XTP DTP 24 Shielded Twisted Pair Cable is fully compatible with the MS-TestPro HDBaseT tester by MSolutions. This handheld test device provides the data needed to verify signal integrity and stability of HDBaseT installations. Features include quick and efficient signal analysis, built-in monitoring, logging and diagnostics capabilities, and comprehensive […]

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AVI Systems Becomes New USA Partner for GPA

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In a brilliant move, GPA announced today that AVI Systems is now a GPA Regional Business Unit for the United States. Becoming part of the GPA global community, requires a “special” organization given the unique foundational pillar to the GPA global brand and value proposition. It takes organizations with the same foundations of people-first culture, […]

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ClearOne Intros UNITE 20 Pro Webcam for Bringing Professional Video to Personal Collaboration Spaces

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Specified to bring pro-quality video collaboration options to personal spaces, ClearOne today introduced the new UNITE 20 Pro Webcam. The UNITE 20 Pro Webcam mounts on a PC or laptop and is native 1920×1080 at 30fps with an ultra wide-angle field-of-view up to 120°. As it’s USB and USBC, the UNITE 20 Pro Webcam works […]

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Kramer Electronics Intros SDVoE-Based, AV-Over-IP Transceiver

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Kramer Electronics’ KDS-8 is a zero-latency, SDVoE-based (10G) AV-over-IP transceiver for distributing AV signals via Ethernet over copper cable. The KDS-8 streams up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) resolution signals over a 10G network interface, providing lossless compression. The KDS-8 is a fully standard and compliant SDVoE codec, and it enables compatibility with other software and hardware […]

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Sony Adds Two New Compact 4K Streaming Cameras for Remote Use

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Sony this week introduced two new compact cameras – SRG-XP1 (POV) and SRG-XB25 (BOX) – that deliver 4K 60p images along with full IP connectivity. Users can select the wide-angle SRG-XP1 or the optical zoom SRG-XB25, which offer users new options for sites that are hard-to-access or where there is no space for a full-sized […]

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Extron Announces Eight-Input Seamless Dynamic Presentation Switcher/Scaler

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Extron has announced the availability of the ISS 608, an eight-input seamless switcher for the dynamic presentation and scaling of DisplayPort and HDMI content at resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 at a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps. Advanced, presentation-enhancing features include Extron Vector 4K scaling technology and multiple transition effects, as well as […]

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Netipbox Technologies Works to Adapt COVID-19 Information for Digital Signage

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Netipbox Technologies has formed a team to adapt COVID-19 information into a digital format for digital signage applications. With data from official sources from the different countries where its clients operate (WHO, the American CDC, the Health Services of France and Portugal, the Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain, etc.), Netipbox is making […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Helps K-12 Schools Upgrade Digital Signage Networks

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With 2020-21 purchasing cycles quickly approaching, Carousel Digital Signage is launching a new program to help K-12 districts and schools streamline the process of launching or upgrading a digital signage network. Carousel Digital Signage will offer a new entry-level subscription for K-12 customers, leveraging the Carousel Cloud SaaS platform and, where possible, existing playback devices […]

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JVC Professional Video’s New Series of PTZ Cameras Can Stream Directly to Facebook

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JVC Professional Video launched the GY-HM250 Series of PTZ cameras that stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and other CDNs. JVC’s ongoing collaboration with the Facebook Live technology team enables users to log in to their Facebook account directly from the camera and publish livestreams with a push of the button, no PC or outboard […]

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