Extron Now Shipping VoiceLift Pro Microphone EB

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Extron is shipping its new 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. […]

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Strategies for Times of Crisis: How to Survive in the Short Term and Thrive in the Long Term

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Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” This quote is reasonably relevant today, as we have all taken a beating from COVID-19. Most successful firms had developed strategies years ago and have been consistently and successfully following them. However, what we’ve experienced the past several months — […]

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Lumens Digital Optics Announces New Document Camera — the Ladibug DC172

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Lumens Digital Optics announced the Ladibug DC172 Monday. It’s the latest addition to its range of document cameras. With its 4K UHD output resolution at 30 fps, the camera claims no 4K latency, too. It’s equipped with HDMI and USB outputs, and display up to 4K resolution images on the monitor. It also supports an […]

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Audinate Adds Two New Dante AVIO Audio Adapters

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Audinate announced the addition Monday of two new models to its line of Dante AVIO audio adapters, offering USB-C and Bluetooth connectivity for use with Dante networks. The Dante AVIO family of adapters allow users to use non-networked audio equipment on a Dante audio network. The Dante AVIO is available in one- or two-channel analog […]

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AVer Announces Certified Video Collaboration Solutions for Microsoft

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM AVer INFORMATION INC. AVer has announced a collaboration focused on creating videoconferencing technologies that work with Microsoft software. AVer Video Collaboration Solutions for Microsoft will be a complete line of AVer USB videoconferencing products developed and certified with Microsoft Teams in mind. These AVer products will feature HD cameras, […]

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Data Shows 28% Sales Increase in Interactive Flat Panels and Collaboration Boards in K-12 Schools

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As AV device adoption in United States K-12 schools reaches the saturation point, uptake of interactive devices is primed to accelerate over the next two years, displacing projectors and front-of-room displays. That is according to a new research study from Futuresource Consulting, which polled IT decision-makers across more than 400 U.S. K-12 school districts and […]

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CTOUCH, Barco and Kinly Deliver a Glimpse of “New Normal” Corporate Training

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CTOUCH, Barco and Kinly built a unique virtual training room at the CTOUCH office in Eindhoven, Netherlands. This is a unique look into what could become a new way to meet face-to-face without being in the same room. “At this moment, there are only a couple of these training facilities in the Netherlands,” said CTOUCH […]

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Hall Research Adds to its Javelin Active Optical Cable Line

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Hall Research has announced a new addition to its Javelin active optical cables and has introduced the CUSB3V1-AP for extending USB 3.0. Available in lengths of 15, 30 and 50 meters, the CUSBV1-AP cables support the transparent extension of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen1) signals at data rates of up to 5 Gbps. The cables […]

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Kramer Intros New 4K@60HZ 8×8 Matrix Switcher

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Kramer introduced the VS−88H2 Thursday. The VS-88H2 is an 8×8 matrix switcher for 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) HDR signals and digital audio. It reclocks and equalizes the signals and can route any one of 8 HDMI, HDCP 2.2−compliant sources (selectable) to any or all outputs simultaneously. The VS-88H2 features independent audio routing. Any of the eight embedded […]

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Peerless-AV Launches New Solutions for Public Health Preparedness

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Peerless-AV launched new solutions for public health preparedness and viral transmission prevention Thursday. The new products include an Occupancy Control Kiosk, three variations of Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Kiosks, as well as Temperature Sensor Tabletop and Floor Stand Mounts that will allow businesses to communicate and implement proper health standards in real-time. Peerless-AV’s Temperature Sensor […]

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Sony Now Shipping Two New PTZ Cameras

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Sony is now shipping its two new PTZ cameras — the SRG-XP1 (POV) and SRG-XB25 (BOX) — 4K@60p and IP-enabled. With product availability starting in August 2020, users can select the wide-angle SRG-XP1 or the powerful optical zoom SRG-XB25, which offers users new options for hard-to-access sites where there is no space for a full-sized […]

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Sony Now Shipping New Beamforming Microphone for Meetings and Lectures

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Sony is shipping its new beamforming microphone, the MAS-A100. Designed for a range of meeting, lecture and presentation environments, the ceiling-mount microphone offers audio for both speech reinforcement and recording with a combination of beamforming technology and Intelligent Feedback Reducer function. The microphone has a dual-channel output for simultaneous recording that captures the speaker’s and […]

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New DTEN Me Is a Personal Collaboration Device Built Exclusively for Zoom

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DTEN ME is a new work-from-home (WFH) video collaboration device developed exclusively for Zoom. The $599 DTEN ME is a 27-inch display integrated as a personal Zoom Room of sorts. This is precisely the sort of personal collaboration device that rAVe’s Gary Kayye predicted in his post-COVID-19 feature back in April. Features of the DTEN […]

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Epson’s Eight New Laser Projectors Are Aimed at the Education Market

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Epson just launched eight new laser projectors aimed at the education market: the BrightLink 735Fi and 725Wi and non-interactive PowerLite 725W, 720, L200SW, L200SX, L200W and L200X. Offering long-throw, short-throw, ultra-short-throw and interactive models, the new projectors support a variety of teaching environments. The BrightLink 735Fi offers ultra-wide 110-inch, 16:6 images supporting split-screen and side-by-side […]

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Roland Expands Roland Cloud, Moves it to Primary Website

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Roland announced the most massive expansion yet to Roland Cloud Wednesday. Roland Cloud is the company’s cloud-based platform with more than 50 Roland software synthesizers and sound libraries. The expansion moves the platform to the company’s primary “roland.com” website. It welcomes the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, a “virtualized ZEN-Core” plug-in instrument. Other enhancements include new membership […]

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Renkus-Heinz Has a New Single-Array Module — the Iconyx Compact Series 12/3-RN

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Renkus-Heinz just introduced what may be the best single-array module ever in the form of the Iconyx Compact Series 12/3-RN. The Iconyx Compact Series brings the flexibility of the Iconyx to a smaller footprint array, filling a need for integrators seeking integration options in the “medium-sized” installations typical in the house of worship, corporate, transportation, […]

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Ross Updates Voyager Graphics Rendering Solution — Version V4.0

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Ross has announced the launch of Voyager V4.0 — the latest version of its graphics rendering solution for virtual studio and augmented reality applications. Voyager is based on Epic Games’ Unreal engine and provides content creators with creativity and realism when producing on-air graphics. Voyager V4.0 has been built on the latest Unreal V4.25 release […]

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AVIXA Announces Winners of the AV Experience Awards

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AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has announced the winners of the AV Experience Awards. This awards program recognizes the innovative integration of content, space and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. InfoComm 2020 Connected will host a virtual panel discussion on June 16, at 10 a.m. EDT, featuring winners of the AV Experience Awards […]

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NEC Unveils Brightest Projector in its PA Laser Projector Series

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NEC Display Solutions of America launched the brightest projector in its PA laser projector series, the PA1004UL. It has 10,000 lumens of brightness. The WUXGA resolution PA1004UL’s claim-to-fame is how quiet it is — at a 35 dB operating noise level — like 30% quieter than any other projector in its brightness category. This quiet […]

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The Status of ProAV, As Told By AVIXA’s “COVID-19 Impacts to ProAV Businesses” Webinar

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Last week, AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association) held an important and data-driven webinar based on consolidated findings from the past 12 weeks of its Impact Survey — a weekly assessment of proAV industry trends, attitudes and perceptions in light of the pandemic. The “COVID-19 Impacts to Pro AV Businesses Webinar,” available to AVIXA […]

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Sony Electronics Releases New BRAVIA 4K Displays for Commercial Market

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Sony Electronics launched its new BRAVIA 4K HDR BZ40H series of professional displays for the commercial market. The new models include 55-inch (FW-55BZ40H), 65-inch (FW-65BZ40H), 75-inch (FW-75BZ40H) and 85-inch (FW-85BZ40H) options for use in various B2B applications. The BZ40H series integrates Sony’s system on a chip platform with features including a redesigned with input from […]

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Future of the Integration Business: Human Resources

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By Michael Timmes National Systems Contractors Association The COVID-19 pandemic should have you reexamining your HR policies about remote work, sick time, benefits, and more. As integration companies battle through a COVID-19-depleted market, there is much uncertainty about what the future of the integration industry holds. One feeling, however, has been consistent throughout NSCA’s countless […]

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AtlasIED’s New Speaker Cover Aims to Help Hospitals and Others Protect from Dust and Particles

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AtlasIED introduced a new accessory Thursday aimed to help hospitals, medical and pharmaceutical facilities, manufacturing and other establishments minimize the spread of dust and other particles that can pass into the air through speaker grilles. Available as a separate cover (SHS-CVR) or included with AtlasIED’s SHS strategically hidden speaker (SHS-6T2CVR), the rubber cover offers a […]

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Studio Technologies Releases New Headset Aimed at Esports

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Studio Technologies has released the Model 207 Esports Console. According to the company, the console helps to make esports events more compelling by opening the lines of communication, allowing production personnel, team coaches and fans to hear what the players are discussing during gameplay. The solution also prevents teams from hearing their competitors or the […]

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Extron Announces the XMP 240 — its New Expansion Matrix Processor

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Extron announced the availability of the XMP 240 Expansion Matrix Processor, featuring a mix matrix with 24 channels of Acoustic Echo Cancellation. It also has 48×48 Dante connectivity in a half-rack space. The XMP 240 can also be used stand-alone for matrix processing in an all-network audio system. When connected to a DMP Plus Series […]

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Powersoft Amplifiers Can Now Be Specified Within D-Tools Software

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Powersoft has announced that its full line of amplifiers will be available for specification within the D-Tools software for systems integrators. Powersoft dealers will be eligible for a free 45-day trial of D-Tools Cloud. D-Tools’ on-premises software — System Integrator (SI) — and cloud-based platform — D-Tools Cloud — streamline project workflows for system integrators. […]

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Digital Projection Launches Satellite Modular Laser System

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Digital Projection launched the Satellite Modular Laser System (Satellite MLS) for the North American market on Thursday. This allows the separation of the pure laser light engine, with the associated power and thermal management, to a remote location. It then enables a compact and virtually silent projection “head” that primarily contains optics, video processing and […]

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Design Thinking — The New Normal for AV

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Business-As-Usual is all but done; Design Thinking is here to replace it during the “new normal” of a post-COVID world. As of this article’s writing for rAVe, one of the most recent common phrases in the English-speaking lexicon has to be ‘new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The term is a hopeful euphemism to cope with […]

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Five Reasons Why Outsourcing AV is Critical Now More Than Ever

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By Cory Allen Almo Professional A/V As the powerful Joe Rogan says, “we are living in strange times.” Who could have anticipated a virus would shake up our world to the degree it has? We have all been forced to adapt to a new way of living in such a short period. Through that adaption, […]

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Renewed Vision Updates ProPresenter Software, Adds Livestreaming Capabilities

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Renewed Vision debuted an update Wednesday of its ProPresenter (7.1) that adds livestreaming and recording capabilities via RTMP. ProPresenter 7.1 enables users to choose any one of the software’s multiple simultaneous output screens and stream it live using the RTMP protocol, record it to disk or do both concurrently. The livestream can be output directly […]

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Visix Releases New Electronic-Paper Room Sign

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Visix has announced the release of its newest electronic-paper room sign, the EPS 125. This 12.5-inch E Ink sign is the third e-paper sign from Visix, alongside its EPS 60 and EPS 74 models. New EPS 125 room signs have a large display surface with a resolution of 1304 x 984 pixels (4:3), which is […]

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A Giant Increase in Gaming Headsets for 2020 Forecasts Big-Time Esports Future for AV

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Gaming headsets and accessories have seen a boost in demand during the first half of 2020, new research from Futuresource Consulting has shown. With social distancing measures increasing demand for communication equipment both from the virtual office and in the virtual playground, gaming headsets are one bright spot for the technology market in 2020. “Our […]

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