Visix Debuts Kits and Templates to Digital Signage Services

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Visix, Inc. now offers content packs and kits for their AxisTV Signage Suite content management system. These provide Visix software users with predesigned artwork and templates for digital signage messages and screen layouts in a variety of topics, styles and colors. Visix customers can mix and match templates from two packs that include background artwork […]

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Christie Claims It Has the World’s First 4K DCI RGB Laser Projector with HDR

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Christie just launched the Christie Eclipse, a 4K RGB pure laser projector featuring Christie RealLaser illumination with HDR — aimed at the ProAV market. According to Christie, the Eclipse is capable of a degree of detail and depth of color that has never been possible with any ProAV projection system. With true HDR, Christie Eclipse […]

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Change Management

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IT Service Management and ITIL define processes for information technology professionals to follow in order to deliver the best value for their customers. The processes defined are agnostic to whether the clients are internal or external. Some in the industry think of AV and IT as separate, however we are very similar and in many […]

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NEC Display Positions New Collaboration Suite for UCC and Education Markets

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the launch of its CB Series Collaboration Suite, a collaboration solution that elevates productivity in classrooms and corporate meetings. With its Mosaic collaboration software, the CB Series offers flexibility via multi-platform support, interactive whiteboard and wireless presenting capabilities and what NEC says is simple out-of-the-box integration – just […]

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New Annotation Pro Debuts from Williams AV

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Williams AV just introduced the Annotation Pro (AN-C5), its next generation of annotation systems aimed at both ProAV and broadcast applications. Annotation PRO adds 4K for system designers as well as a new NVIDA processor with 256 NVIDIA CUDA cores. This processor can deliver processing with less than two frames of latency. The embedded software […]

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Audinate Dante Domain Manager Adds Support for SMPTE 2110 and AES67

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Audinate has announced version 1.1 of Dante Domain Manager. This update to Dante Domain Manager enables support for SMPTE 2110 and AES67 within Dante domains, allowing integration of SMTPE 2110/AES67 compliant devices in a managed Dante environment. Dante Domain Manager enables administrators to secure their systems with user level authentication by domain and to scale […]

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NEC Display Details New PE Series of Entry-Level Projectors for Education and Huddle Rooms

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NEC Display Solutions today announced its new PE Series of entry-installation laser projectors at 4,500 ANSI lumens. The PE455WL and PE455UL both feature NEC’s patented sealed optical system that allows for a filter free design and results in the only truly no-maintenance LCD laser projector in its class. While typical projectors in this range generate […]

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Sharp Launches Entry-Level Collaboration Boards with New AQUOS BOARD Lineup

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) announced the addition of three new value-priced, 4K 3840×2160 interactive whiteboards to the AQUOS BOARD display line. The new 70″ class (69 ½” diagonal) PN-CE701H, 75″ class (74 ½” diagonal) PN-C751H and 86″ class (85 9/16″ diagonal) PN-C861H interactive displays are integrated with most of the standard […]

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The First of the 8K Performance Specs Debuts from the 8K Association

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The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group focused on facilitating the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has announced that key performance attributes for 8K televisions have been defined as part of the 8KA technical program. Performance criteria were created in concert with the association’s membership which include leading consumer electronics brands, panel manufacturers and other […]

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Key Digital Debuts KD-IP1022 AV-Over-IP System for Command and Control Market

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Key Digital has introduced something it’s calling enterprise AV-over-IP in the form of the KD-IP1022ENC (encoder) and KD-IP1022DEC (decoder) for sending video, audio and USB over a 1G network. With video wall processing, the encoder and decoder systems can create video walls with up to 16 vertical and 16 horizontal monitors. With independent USB routing, […]

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Standardize the User Experience

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Everybody says they have standards… but what does that even mean? Are we talking about a locked bill of materials? Did you mean that certain gear is non-negotiable but other stuff you have the flexibility to substitute (you mean whatever manufacturer you have the best back-end rebates from? yeah… we know)? How tightly are those […]

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This Is What Disruptive Looks Like

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As part of my quest to better understand the UC/AV space – I’ve been reading a lot of research reports. This week I put two reports together to realize something pretty interesting: The professional video cable market is predicted to reach revenues of $2 billion by 2024. If you sell cable to the enterprise – […]

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NEC Display Details 2019 Showcase Plans with Stops in Chicago, Toronto, NY and California

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NEC Display Solutions of America is taking its annual NEC Showcase on the road, bringing the latest in visual technology and solutions directly to its partners and end users across North America. This year, in addition to the New York technology showcase being held during Digital Signage Week, NEC Display will hold a showcase in […]

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Now You Can Have Voice-Activated Wayfinding, Thanks to Visix

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Visix has announced the immediate availability of its voice-activated wayfinding applications, a digital signage software innovation that captured imaginations and real-world interest at InfoComm 2019 in June. The application comes alive through its built-in voice user interface (VUI) and provides audiences with a hands-free way to interact with screens. Here’s a video we shot of […]

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Panopto Now Has Extron LinkLicense for the SMP 300 Series

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Extron just introduced a new LinkLicense Upgrade for Extron SMP 300 Series Streaming Media Processors. This optional upgrade allows connection to Panopto enterprise video management systems, enabling users to live stream to Panopto and fully manage SMP recording schedules for lectures and presentations with the Panopto Video Platform. This brings additional capability to the existing […]

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Ditto App Allows AppleTVs to Wirelessly Receive Content from Any Device

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Apple TV owners can now screen mirror multiple device types and up to four devices simultaneously with the new Ditto tvOS Receiver app. The Ditto app can screen mirror a number of device types to the Ditto tvOS Receiver including: Chrome OS Android Windows iOS iPadOS macOS Connections to the new Ditto tvOS Receiver are […]

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Key Digital Enters the UCC Camera Market

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Key Digital just launched the KD-CAMUSB, a USB camera with pan, tilt and 10x zoom functionality aimed at video conferencing and capture applications in huddle spaces, conference rooms, board rooms, lecture halls, etc. The KD-CAMUSB features multiple mounting options on the wall and ceiling with included mounting hardware and may also be table surface mounted. […]

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LG Business Solutions Ships New Transparent OLED Display with ABCOM

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LG Business Solutions is now shipping the LG Transparent OLED digital signage display in the United States. This razor-thin, see-through display is designed to deliver a unique customer experience in specialized commercial applications, particularly retail and hospitality. Here’s a video we shot of it at InfoComm: Leading technology solutions reseller, integrator and rental provider ABCOM […]

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AVIXA Foundation Is Inviting Students and Educators to Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will host 140 students, educators, and community leaders from Southern California for an AV experience event at the newly renovated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 12. Attendees will tour the Coliseum to get an up-close look at the new AV technology […]

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It’s Official: QSC Ships Q-SYS NV, Entering the AV-Over-IP 1G Market and Competing Head-On with Crestron

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QSC says the Q-SYS NV Series (NV-32-H) 1G-based AV-over-IP system (AES-128 encryption) is shipping. As a native peripheral to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, NV Series allows integrators to add HDMI video distribution to an existing Q-SYS system without any control programming. The NV Series video endpoint is software-definable as either a video encoder or decoder. The […]

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New Extron TouchLink Pro Touchpanels Are Integrated with a Built-In Control Processor

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Extron has announced it’s shipping the new TouchLink Pro Control Systems. These are complete AV control solutions that combine a TouchLink Pro touchpanel with an integrated IP Link Pro control processor. This all‑in‑one approach streamlines system designs by consolidating essential control system components, freeing up space and easing integration. Multiple devices can be controlled directly […]

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Jabra Releases Certified PanaCast for Microsoft Teams

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Jabra today launches the Jabra PanaCast, a smart panoramic-4K plug-and-play video solution certified for Microsoft Teams. Jabra PanaCast is aimed as a UCC camera for huddle rooms and meeting spaces as well as collaboration. Jabra PanaCast uses three 13-megapixel cameras that work together as one via core technology embedded in the built-in Jabra PanaCast Vision […]

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Elo Says It Has World’s First Interactive Display Line Certified by Google

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Elo today announced upgrades to its Android-based I-Series, PayPoint, PayPoint Plus and Backpack products, with the availability of Google Play Services across its full line of 10- to 70-inch interactive solutions. Elo’s new third generation series of Android products enable access to the latest Google Mobile Services apps, including Google Chrome, YouTube, Play Store access […]

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Projectors: The Big Picture in Government and Education Technologies

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM OPTOMA TECHNOLOGY INC. By Jon Grodem, Sr. Director, Planning & Strategy Optoma Technology, Inc. At first glance, the AV needs of government and higher education spaces seem to be vastly different. To think that the hardware used in a control and command center or government training room can be […]

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SDVoE Academy Goes Mobile — App, That Is!

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that its SDVoE Academy learning platform is now available in the app store for iOS and via Google Play for Android. The SDVoE Academy app offers free self-paced courses for AV professionals to help them develop the skills they need to take advantage of the latest technologies for AV signal […]

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New KD-X2x1WVTx Debuts from Key Digital

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Key Digital just introduced the KD-X2x1WVTx, an HDBaseT wall-plate transmitter and presentation switcher with one HDMI and one VGA + Analog audio input for professional video installations. The KD-X2x1WVTx has two native Rx integration options. For point-to-point extension KD-X2x1WVTx can be received by KD-X40MRx black box HDBaseT Rx. For larger video systems requiring additional source […]

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Extron Adds Image Reversal and Mirroring LinkLicense for the SMP 111, a Must-Have for UCC Applications

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Extron has introduced the Horizontal Video Mirroring LinkLicense upgrade for Extron SMP 111 streaming media processors. This optional upgrade adds expanded functionality that enhances and streamlines the recording of video and audio presentations. Horizontal Video Mirroring flips video horizontally to support lightboard or other applications that require reversal of the video image due to the […]

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Audio-Technica UniPoint Boundary Mics with Touch Switches Ship

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Audio-Technica is now shipping its updated UniPoint U891 Boundary Microphone models featuring a two-state RGB LED status indicator and a touch-sensitive capacitive-type user switch that can be set to three modes, replacing the previously available models. All new U891 models are equipped with an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep filter to reduce pickup of low-frequency ambient […]

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Sharp Ships Commercial 8K 80″ Display

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The new Sharp 80″ 8M-B80AX1U 8K UHD display, what Sharp says is the only commercially-available 7680×4320 resolution monitor, is now shipping. Aimed at design studios and TV broadcasters, it’s specified with 800 cd/m2 (or up to 4,000 cd/m2 peak level), includes HDR (high dynamic range) technology, has a 10-bit extended color range that literally delivers […]

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ClearOne Adds Classroom Functionality to COLLABORATE Space

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ClearOne has added new features to COLLABORATE Space, the company’s cloud collaboration platform. The new features include classroom functionality, multiple screen support and more. The new classroom functionality now found within COLLABORATE Space provides Q&A participation, giving each user electronic “hand raise” capability. There’s also new moderator control over audio and video for all participants, […]

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Crestron DM NVX AV-over-IP System is First to Receive JITC and FIPS 140-2 Certifications

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Crestron announced today that its DM NVX AV-over-IP product line has received Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) approval by the U.S. Department of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and FIPS 140-2 validation by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. DM NVX is the first and […]

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