Atomos Adds RAW Recording Over HDMI to SIGMA and Ninja V

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Atomos added RAW recording over HDMI with the SIGMA fp mirrorless camera and Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. Together the fp and Ninja V will record Apple ProRes RAW at 4K DCI p24 or 4k UHD up to p30 directly from the camera’s full-frame sensor. The SIGMA fp also becomes the smallest camera combination to […]

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Yamaha Enters the Ceiling Mic-Array Market

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Yamaha UC today announced ADECIA, a family of UCC products. The conferencing solution introduces the RM-CG ceiling microphone and RM-CR audio processor and includes Yamaha’s PoE switches and VXL Series line array speakers. ADECIA enables organizations to overcome implementation, configuration and room acoustic challenges by providing all the equipment required for a successful installation with […]

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Magewell Introduces New Models in Its Pro Convert Line of Encoders/Decoders

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Magewell has introduced three new models in its Pro Convert family of low-latency video-over-IP encoders and decoders. The Pro Convert 12G SDI Plus encoder converts 4K at 60 frames per second, 12G-SDI input signals into full-bandwidth NDI streams, while the Pro Convert for NDI to SDI and Pro Convert H.26x to SDI decoders transform NDI, […]

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Panasonic Unveils PressIT — Aiming it at Barco ClickShare, Crestron AirMedia, Extron ShareLink and Kramer VIA

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The new Panasonic PressIT Wireless Presentation System is a plug-and-play wireless presentation system designed to eliminate the need for cables and facilitates sharing content between different PCs. Attendees connect the transmitter button to their PC’s USB and HDMI ports and press the button to share their content on the room’s display. No setup, software or […]

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A Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s ProAV Control Session

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Control is an AV topic that doesn’t “show” its glitz and glamor to the masses — but it’s usually the technology doing the hard work in the background. Control is a critical component to successful AV systems, and today’s LAVNCH EMEA Control Session made sure to tell that story. Read on for the session recap. […]

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A Walk-Through of the Pro Audio Landscape — the LAVNCH EMEA Audio Session Recap

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Hi everyone, Steph Beckett here as your stand-in recap host (just for this session today). I was lucky enough to get to watch today’s audio session of LAVNCH EMEA — and I get to tell you about everything I learned. I’ll preface this by saying I care a lot about the audio realm — I […]

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What Gives Displays Their Visual Edge? — a Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s Display Session

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Welcome to another recap of LAVNCH EMEA. I’m your host, Leah McCann, and if you’re here, you are probably more interested in learning about displays than hearing me blab. So I’ll get on with it. What gives displays — whether LCD, LED or projection — their visual edge? Why pick one over the other? Read […]

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Welcome to LAVNCH EMEA — Disrupt, Create and Innovate

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Us rAVe-rs woke up bright and early — some of us never went to sleep, actually — to get online today. The occasion: LAVNCH EMEA, which kicked off Wednesday in an exciting start to two full days of AV innovations and solutions launched virtually through our live, online event platform called LAVNCH. If you’ve been […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases New 8×8 Matrix Switcher

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The new Kramer Electronics VS−88H2A is an 8×8 matrix switcher for 4K@60Hz (4:4:4), HDR, HDMI signals and analog/digital audio routing. The VS-88H2A re-clocks and equalizes signals and can route any one of eight HDMI, HDCP−compliant sources (selectable) to any or all outputs simultaneously. The VS-88H2A features independent audio routing. Any embedded digital or analog audio […]

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Lumens Unveils New Videoconference Camera With 4K Ultra HD Sensor

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Lumens unveiled the VC-B11U videoconferencing camera Tuesday, using a native 4K Ultra HD sensor and WDR technology. In a video call, movement can be visually disturbing. The VC-B11U has a fast-focusing mechanism that allows the focus function to be completely stable even with major online meeting movement. It provides a stable video image. Also, the […]

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AmpliVox Sound Systems Upgrades 3230 Multimedia Lectern Series

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has upgraded its 3230 Multimedia Lectern series with custom colors and finishes and optional rack rails for securely mounting electronic components. The 3230 series offers six standard colors: mahogany, oak, maple, walnut, cherry and black. And now, there are also 10 premium colors such as beechwood, dark gray, ivory and more. There […]

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Extron and Lutron Announce Seamless Control Partnership

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Extron announced its partnership with Lutron, a lighting control and automated shading solution company — combining Extron control with the Lutron Vive Wireless in smart-building projects. Facility managers and AV Pros can use the same Vive hub they have installed for lighting control flexibility and add an Extron control processor and a touch panel — […]

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Thoughtful Deployment of Temperature Screening During COVID-19

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Throughout the world, organizations of all sorts are grappling with the challenge of safely operating against the backdrop of COVID-19. Retail establishments, restaurants, professional offices, public spaces – they’re all looking for ways to resume operations while mitigating pathogen spread. A basic but all-important precaution of doing so is to screen temperatures upon entry. It’s […]

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Beyerdynamic Releases Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles

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Beyerdynamic announced its new Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles. The new bundles include: 1-TP Unite Bodypack Transmitter — Optimized for speech and includes an external microphone or headset connector. It has DSP function, three audio interfaces (USB, analog and Bluetooth), and a mute function. 3-, 7- or 11-RP-T Unite Bodypack Receivers — The receiver includes a […]

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Panasonic Releases New 4K PTZ Camera for Production

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Panasonic announced the availability of its AW-UE100 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera aimed at production. The AW-UE100 claims it’s the industry’s first PTZ camera to support 4K@60p for high-bandwidth NDI and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT), enabling users to capture and stream high-quality images and video over public internet securely and in real-time. The AW-UE100 PTZ camera features […]

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A Secret Productivity Killer Called “Double Join” Haunts Most of Our Meetings – And We Deserve Better

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I’d never heard the term “double join” until a few months ago on a call with one of our board members, John Case, who is a great resource to talk with if you’re researching the world of video conferencing. John spent a long time at Microsoft building the Office 365 product family and now puts […]

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FSR Releases New Symphony Pedestal Charging Station

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FSR has released its new Symphony Pedestal, extending its Symphony Collection of power and charging solutions. The new Symphony Pedestal offers a form factor that allows for customization options to connect a CAT6, 6a or 7 along with AV cables to bulkhead AV connections. This floor standing unit provides AC power and USB charging, along […]

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Sony to Upgrade BRC Camera Range with New AR/VR Features

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As part of ongoing efforts to help productions work safely and remotely, Sony is upgrading its BRC camera range with a new set of features. Designed for remote production, the V2.1 firmware upgrade to the BRC-X1000/1, BRC-X1000/WPW and BRC-H800/1, BRC-H800/WPW will allow producers and operators to simplify their VR/AR production workflows. Through this update, the […]

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Extron’s New Recording and Streaming Solution Was Made With Classrooms and Workspaces in Mind

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Extron is now shipping its StudioStation one-touch recording and streaming solution. With the rise of online learning, flipped classrooms, lecture capture and virtual meetings, educational institutions and corporations expect more from their classrooms and workspaces. These areas must be dynamic, flexible and easy to operate for nontechnical users. According to the company, Extron’s StudioStation empowers […]

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SAVI Controls Releases New AV Control and Automation Solution

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SAVI Controls has introduced SAVI 3 AV control and automation solution. Featuring new and simplified programming software, an intuitive user interface and a new hardware lineup built to support commercial projects, SAVI 3 systems claim hours, not weeks, to design and program. According to the company, SAVI transforms the way technicians program commercial AV systems […]

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New Whiteboarding Solution From Huddly Uses AI Technology Via Camera

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Huddly just launched a whiteboarding solution for home or work applications called Canvas. This AI-based content camera connects via USB connection and allows both the primary and Canvas camera to be on at the same time while on a Microsoft Teams or Zoom video call. Everyone would likely agree that whiteboarding is the original collaboration […]

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IT or X? It’s BOTH!

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Suppose you’re active in social media at all. In that case, you may have noticed that quite a few strong opinions are resurfacing about AV’s “Experience” movement that has been happening since InfoComm became AVIXA. I believe the sudden rise of cloud-based conferencing, AV-over-IP and the retraction of hospitality, live and experiential events due to […]

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Studio Technologies Launches New Series of Announcer’s Consoles

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Studio Technologies launched a new series of Announcer’s Consoles with Dante Audio-over-IP connectivity. The new line of Announcers Consoles includes three products — the Model 232, Model 234 and Model 236. All three of them feature a “pro-quality” microphone input circuit, Dante and analog output channels, plus two, four or six talkback inputs and outputs. […]

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Extron and Dolby Collaborate for Select Solutions

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Extron has collaborated with Dolby to integrate the Dolby Voice Room solution with Extron DSP processors, MediaPort 200 and Pro Series AV control solutions — and more are coming. This extends Extron Pro AV capabilities to the Dolby Conference Phone, Dolby Hub and the Dolby Voice Cameras, providing AV and conferencing solutions for modern meeting […]

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Peerless-AV Announces New Generation of SmartMount Solutions

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Update: According to a leaked webinar from Microsoft earlier this year, the Surface Hub 2X may not actually be released after all, with Microsoft promising “major software updates” instead. Peerless-AV has announced the newest generation of SmartMount Solutions, including the SmartMount Cart (SR560-HUB2) and SmartMount Flat Wall Mount (SF640-HUB2), both for use with the Microsoft […]

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Southpaw Live and D3 LED Merge

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Southpaw Live and D3 LED have merged into one combined company. Southpaw Live has a 30-year history in Texas and has evolved over time into an LED company in the sports and entertainment space. Over the last 30 years, Southpaw’s team has designed and installed LED solutions in professional, collegiate, minor league and high school […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Partners With Promethean Interactive Displays and DisplayNote for New Collaboration Tool

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Yamaha Unified Communications is partnering with Promethean Interactive Displays and DisplayNote to outfit conference rooms with a three-for-one enterprise-grade plug-and-play collaboration tool. Exclusively available from Promethean, the display system is designed to simplify meetings. It provides conference and collaboration spaces with professional audio, video and meeting room software; it features Yamaha’s CS-700 video sound bar, […]

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Primeview Indroduces Line of Indoor Preassembled LEDs With Digital-Canvas-Style Display

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Primeview’s new line of indoor preassembled LEDs includes a 32×9 aspect ratio digital-canvas-style display that’s 3840×1080 pixel resolution and bezel-free. Available in 1.2-millimeter, 1.5-mm, 1.9-mm or 2.5-mm LED pixel pitch, it’s designed for meeting rooms, boardrooms, digital signage, gaming and control rooms. It’s also based on Primeview’s Fusion indoor LED line. These 32:9 aspect ratio […]

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Avocor Announces WCD for Microsoft Teams

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Avocor just announced the first Windows collaboration display (WCD) certified for Microsoft Teams. A collaboration integrated with an IoT sensor, the AVW-6555 Windows collaboration display is being marketed by Avocor as the first Teams-certified WCD, and it is also certified for Microsoft Azure IoT. That said, you can still download Zoom, Webex, BlueJeans and use […]

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Riedel Communications Releases DisTag Distance Monitoring Device

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Riedel Communications’ all-new DisTag distance monitoring device is playing an essential role in the company’s gradual resumption of on-site operations. As employees of the Managed Technology Division return to work at Riedel’s headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany, each is equipped with a DisTag — an instrument worn around the neck or carried in a pocket. DisTag […]

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Glory Star Launches Own Line of TAURI Temperature-Check Tablets

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Glory Star, partnered initially with Aurora Multimedia, just launched its own line of TAURI Temperature-Check Tablets. Designed to screen people when entering healthcare, manufacturing or government facilities, hotels, restaurants, conference centers, retail stores, schools and gyms, TAURI is a touch-free private temperature-check and messaging system in one tablet. You may recall seeing this before — […]

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iRoom Announces New Motorized Docking Station

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iRoom just announced touchDock, its new motorized docking station. The touchDock is a scratch-resistant tempered glass for all 10.2” iPad or larger screen sizes, and its in-wall flush mount flexible installation capability (vertical or horizontal mounting). The new touchDock integrates iRoom’s docking technologies as iPad antitheft protection and hands-free unlocking of the iPad screen. The […]

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