WolfVision Adds Room Scheduling, Wireless Presentation & Visualizer Solutions at InfoComm 2019

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WolfVision will be introducing three new product lines into the U.S. market at InfoComm 2019: the Cynap Pure, a 4K version of its wireless presentation appliance; vSolution Meeting, a room-scheduling and meeting management tool; and the VZ-8.UHD Visualizer, a native 4K UHD Visualizer system; their first foray into 4K document cameras. Cynap Pure is a […]

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Globally, NEC Is First to Platinum Partner With UC Workspace QuickLaunch for Collaboration Boards

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NEC Display Solutions of America and UC Workspace, creators of Quicklaunch, announced today that NEC Display Solutions’ has Platinum Partner status with UC Workspace Quicklaunch. The Quicklaunch meeting application is customized for use with NEC’s innovative InfinityBoard solution and is conferencing-provider agnostic. The solution is designed for easy use and delivers optimized integration with the not only NEC, but also its ecosystem […]

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Christie Adds Four New LCD Monitors — One Includes an SDVoE (Terra) Input

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Christie is introducing four new flat panels including the Christie UHD654-X-HR 65-inch with Christie Terra (SDVoE-based AV-over-IP) that allows routing and scaling 4K sources. Combined with Christie Terra, Christie’s AV-over-IP solution, the UHD654-X-HR delivers a turnkey videowall solution using a 65″ monitor — instead of a 55″ like every other monitor company. Debuting at InfoComm […]

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Barco Adds Remote Management and Monitoring to Overture Control

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At InfoComm 2019 next week, Barco will announce that they’ve integrated remote monitoring and automated analytics to their Overture control platform. Adding an RMM solution that allows remote monitoring and control of these devices, will be a key marketing tool they will use to try to get adoption of Overture — mostly aimed at small […]

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Semtech Just Did a Mic-Drop on HDBaseT

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Semtech Corporation today announced its new AVX chipset series — basically, think HDBaseT or, we guess, what everyone wishes HDBaseT was — a consistent and standard “send” and “receive” platform where all the participants worked together. Semtech, with AVX, simultaneously transmits uncompressed-quality 4K-video, multi-channel audio, Gigabit Ethernet, USB and other control signals over CatX or […]

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AIMS to Demonstrate AV-Over-IP Interoperability at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) will present two key demonstrations of AV-over-IP interoperability. Both demos will take place in booth 375 and will use real-world technology solutions based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite for video, audio and data transport. Exhibiting for the first time at InfoComm, AIMS will […]

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Listen Technologies Debuts ListenTALK at InfoComm 2019 with rAVe Show Floor Tour

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Listen Technologies’ new ListenTALK Systems and accessories made its U.S. debut at InfoComm 2019 — and rAVe’s own Gary Kayye was one of the first users as he’ll used the system in his exclusive, reservation-only LIVE show-floor tour. The new systems integrate the recently launched ListenTALK LKR-11 and LKR-12 listen-only receivers for portable assistive listening. […]

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New Babyface Pro Podcasting Bundle from RME Rolls Out at InfoComm

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RME will launch an all-in-one audio bundle for professional podcasting at an affordable price. Available now, with other configurations rolling out soon, the new Babyface Pro/Audio-Technica Podcast Bundle offers podcasters broadcast-quality sound and ultimate flexibility by combining RME’s intuitive Babyface Pro audio interface and TotalMix FX mixing software with Audio-Technica’s BP40 Condenser Microphone. The RME’s […]

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Vivitek Debuts Two Short Throw Projectors Aimed at ED Market, One Interactive

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Vivitek is launching two new Ultra Short Throw (UST) projectors as part of the D770 Series at InfoComm 2019; both spec’d at 3500 lumen brightness and WXGA resolution — one is interactive. And, the both off the D770’s can project a 100-inch diagonal image from 16-inches away from the screen surface. The DW770UST is the […]

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LEA Pro Connect Series Audio Amplifiers Will Focus on Cloud and IoT at InfoComm

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The new LEA Professional Connect Series amplifier family will offer IoT capabilities as a standard feature by providing remote control and monitoring of installed systems without having to VPN into the Local Area Network. This provides the ability to access the system anywhere from any device, delivering the integrator an easy way to communicate with […]

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Arista Debuts Analog to Dante and Dante to Analog Converters at InfoComm 2019

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Arista Corporation introduced at InfoComm the Apollo Duo Audio-over-IP product line. Consisting of three products, the Apollo Duo product group includes the ARS-0200-A00 analog audio to Dante interface, the ARS-0002-A00 Dante to analog audio interface and the ARS-0002-A01 interface, which facilitates lip-sync delay to enable sound and picture to be synchronized. The Apollo Duo ARS-0200-A00 […]

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Vaddio to Use InfoComm for New HuddleSHOT Camera for UCC Applications

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Vaddio will debut the new HuddleSHOT Conferencing Camera at InfoComm in booth 2500. This all-in-one conferencing camera with integrated audio and a wide 125-degree field of view is Vaddio’s newest solution optimized for huddle spaces. It includes USB-C and Ethernet connectivity integrated stereo speakers, built-in microphones (that Vaddio says pick up participant voices from up […]

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Luxul Debuts Gigabit AV-Over-IP Switches at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, in the Legrand | AV Commercial Solutions booth, Luxul showcased its latest family of Gigabit switches designed for AV-over-IP applications. Luxul’s newest 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 AMS-1816P and 12-port/8 PoE+ XMS-1208P managed Gigabit switches, featuring Self-Healing with PoE Auto-Recovery and PoE Power Scheduling, will be on display. Auto-Recovery allows the switch to power […]

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Aurora Ships HDBaseT 2.0 HT​ Series​ ​Transmitters and Receiver

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Aurora has shipped three new HDBaseT 2.0 products — the HTW-2, a two gang Decora wall plate HDBaseT transmitter, the HTE- TX2, a box-style HDBaseT transmitter and the HTE-RX2 receiver designed to decode the HDBaseT back to HDMI and audio. All three are capable of transmitting 4K60 4:4:4 18Gbps HDMI 2.0/HDCP2.2 up to 100m (330ft) […]

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Premier Mounts Debuts Two ADA Compliant LED Mount Systems for Unilumin and Samsung

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Premier Mounts just launched two ADA Compliant LED mounts for Unilumin’s Upanels (UNI-UPS ADA) display and the PFC-OMND Mount for Samsung’s dual-sided 46″ and 55″ OMN-D displays take on a functional approach to answering the current demands of the AV market. Premier Mounts says it’s currently the only AV industry manufacturer to make a more […]

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1 Beyond Debuts Auto-Tracking Mic System Called AutoFinder

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1 Beyond has announced the 1 Beyond AutoFinder camera that automatically finds any handheld microphone equipped with a 1 Beyond MicLocator unit and adjusts to show the person holding it. Using patent-pending beam-finding technology, the AutoFinder camera’s embedded secondary locater camera constantly scans for and detects active 1 Beyond MicLocator units without being distracted by […]

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NEC Adds Entry-Level 6000 Lumen P Series Projector to Lineup

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the expansion of its P Series line of projectors to include a new 6,000-lumen entry-level installation laser projector equipped with Whisper Quiet technology and the only filter-free LCD, low-maintenance design in its class. NEC’s proprietary Whisper Quiet technology features a patented sealed cooling engine that almost eliminates fan […]

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Canon Replaces 4K XEED Projector Line

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Canon Europe today announced the launch of the XEED 4K6021Z — a high brightness, native 4K laser projector, building on the success of the XEED 4K5020Z (which launched in December 2018). Further expanding Canon’s extensive range of 4K solutions, this projector with dual DisplayPort connectivity. Using LCoS, this laser projector is spec’d at 6,000 lumen […]

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BenQ Intros New Collaboration System and Interactive Monitors & ED Projector at UBTech 2019

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BenQ will launch the new WDC10C USB-C model of its InstaShow wireless presentation system in booth 801 at UBTech 2019, June 10-12 in Orlando, Fla. BenQ’s InstaShow is an all-hardware wireless presentation system that is designed to host up to 16 presenters at a time and is interoperable with any OS or hardware platform while […]

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Gary Kayye Is UB Tech’s Opening Keynote Speaker for Third Year in a Row

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On Monday, rAVe co-founder, Gary Kayye, will address the 1,000+ registered attendees of 2019 UB Tech Conference, the top conference for higher education leaders, technology gurus and tech professionals. His topic? It’s sort-of about how the ubiquitous “network” is changing everything on campus — specifically, how we can leverage the always-connected network to teach to […]

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Visix Will Debut a Four-Output Signage Player at InfoComm 2019

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Visix will launch a new signage media player in booth 2321 at InfoComm 2019. It uses a small form-factor but can be ordered in two, three or four outputs. The yet-to-be-named new player combines an SFF device with the power and features of a video wall player, allowing display of up to four video streams. […]

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Community Uses InfoComm 2019 to Launch Two New Speaker Lines

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Community Professional Loudspeakers is exhibiting at InfoComm 2019 (booth 6343) and showing two new major product lines. The new L SERIES LVH-900 Beamforming Venue Horn, combined with Community’s proprietary room prediction software and Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers, precisely tailors the directivity of each loudspeaker, or array of loudspeakers, to meet the sound requirements in any application. […]

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This Is Why You Can’t Trust Most AV Awards (Except Those From InAVate and rAVe)

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It’s called “pay-for-play” and it’s simply unethical — and even illegal in some industries. But in the 70+ year-old AV industry, it’s business as usual. Most of our industry’s awards are not real awards. Sure, manufacturers promote winning them as if they are. And, the magazines that dole them out pretend like they are, too. […]

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Williams Sound Debuts WaveCAST Dante Wi-Fi-Delivered Assistive Listening at InfoComm

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WaveCAST Dante is a Wi-Fi platform designed for pro-audio applications where high-quality sound is required for streaming audio in real time to smartphones and/or tablets. It is built on a hardware-based DSP audio system architecture, allowing system optimization to achieve the highest quality experience for the particular audio stream being delivered. Hearing assistance can be […]

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New EK-355U WUXGA LED Projector Debuts from Eiki

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Eiki International just announced a WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution LCD HLD LED portable projector dubbed the EK-355U. Using what they are calling ColorSpark HLD (High Lumen Density) LED projection technology, Eiki’s EK-355U combines multiple LEDs through a light tunnel into a very narrow beam that Eiki claims loses no light whatsoever — if this is true, […]

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AIMS Uses InfoComm to Push for AV-over-IP Interoperability Standards in Pro AV

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The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced the release of a new positioning paper titled “AV Over IP: It’s Real, and It’s Transformational.” The paper takes a closer look at the impact of the media-over-IP movement on the pro AV and installed systems markets. A key focus is AIMS’ efforts to promote a […]

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ScreenBeam to Enter ProAV Market With New Wireless Sharing Product

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Actiontec is using InfoComm to launch its ScreenBeam division into the ProAV market, which includes a new 4K wireless display platform that uses Miracast and a dual-network infrastructure connectivity for wireless (BYOD) collaboration. Dubbed the ScreenBeam 1100, it allows for guest and enterprise networks simultaneously, with guest Internet connectivity for collaboration alongside employee access. Employee […]

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Here Are the Winners of the 2019 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards!

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  We are excited to announce the winners of our 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different than ANY other industry awards and the stats speak for themselves: We had over 88,000 votes for the final awards! The nominations for the awards came SOLELY from you — the AV community. We have a system […]

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Barix Adds AudioPoint Pro Server at InfoComm 2019

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Streaming to on-site mobile listeners with the lowest possible latency, Barix’s AudioPoint 3.0 audio-to-mobile platform has been deployed in venues around the globe to enhance digital signage and live presentation applications with high-quality, IP-delivered audio. At InfoComm 2019, the company will amplify these benefits with the launch of the companion AudioPoint Pro server, which extends […]

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New Dante Modules from ProCo Sound Debut at InfoComm 2019

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ProCo Sound will use InfoComm to debut its latest Dante AoD I/O Modules, including new Dropboxes and Wall Plates in three input/output configurations in booth 5260). ProCo’s offerings include its AoDST-4XF (four inputs), AoDST-2XT2XM (two inputs/two outputs) and AoDST-4XM (four outputs) AoD I/O Dropboxes, which are enclosed in rugged aluminum extrusion stage boxes. Power is […]

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AV Industry EOL: Planned Obsolescence (Part One)

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For all of the massive technology improvements and innovations within the AV industry, there is irony in the faster obsolescence of digital equipment compared to the analog age of AV, leaving customers vulnerable to unexpected end-of-life notifications of planned obsolescence at the discretion of the manufacturer and reducing the life-span of digital AV gear. In […]

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