Meyer Sound Releases MAPP 3D Upgrade to Its System Design Tool

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Meyer Sound announced the release of MAPP 3D, the largest upgrade to its system design tool since the original MAPP Online software program was introduced in 2001. MAPP 3D works on both the Mac and Windows platforms, employs local processing (no Internet connection required) and is now available as a free download from the Meyer […]

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Ashly Audio Now Shipping AW and IS Series Speaker Lineup

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Ashly Audio says its promise to offer a complete, end-to-end pro audio solution — from amplification to speaker — is fulfilled: The company is now shipping its two newest product lines, the AW Series and IS Series speakers. The speaker lineup is designed to work as standard on-wall speakers, or in eave/overhang placement, with options […]

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Extron Releases New Quantum Ultra Connect Video Wall Processors

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Extron just announced the Extron Quantum Ultra Connect 84 and Quantum Ultra Connect 128 video wall processors — offering eight or twelve HDMI inputs for systems with up to four or eight displays. Vector 4K scaling and HyperLane high-speed video bus technologies produce accurate output and deliver real-time performance. A few of their features include […]

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BenQ Launches New Series of Pantone-Approved Displays

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BenQ has launched what the company calls the “world’s first Pantone Validated family of professional digital signage displays for 24/7 hospitality, retail, and corporate applications.” The new SL02K Series displays are approved by Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color tools for designers, to demonstrate the superior fidelity in reproducing the […]

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Visionary Solutions Releases New Encoder, Decoder With USB-C Connectivity

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Visionary Solutions has announced the release of the PacketAV DUET 2 Encoder and Decoder. According to the company, they are the world’s first AV-over-IP endpoints with built-in USB-C connectivity for distributing 4K UHD Video and Dante/AES67 over Gigabit Ethernet. The new DUET 2 encoders and decoders deliver 4K UHD video, Dante/AES67 connectivity and control, all […]

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Magewell Updates Select Pro Convert IP Decoders to Support Newtek’s NDI Media-over-IP Technology

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Magewell announced new updates Tuesday for the company’s Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI and Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI 4K stand-alone IP decoders that further expand the devices’ support for Newtek’s NDI media-over-IP technology. The free upgrades add compatibility with the lower bit rate NDI|HX mode in NDI 4, complementing the decoders’ existing […]

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Audio-Technica Announces Two Cardioid Condenser Mics for Content Creators

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Audio-Technica announced two limited-edition iterations of its AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone featuring a reflective silver finish: the AT2020V (standard) and the AT2020USB+V (USB model). The finish is meant not only to celebrate the mic’s clear, natural sound quality but also to mirror the creative force of its user, making these mics ideal for YouTubers, livestreamers […]

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Primeview Intros Fusion Max Outdoor Series LED Solution

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Primeview’s new line of outdoor turnkey LEDs includes what the company is claiming as the world’s most flexible, 16×9 aspect ratio standard, bezel-free panel. Available in 158” (PRVLEDFSNM158OUD), 203” (PRVLEDFSNM203OUD) or 247” (PRVLEDFSNM247OUD) diagonal displays, they are designed for hotel rooftops, casino signage, drive-in cinemas and other usages. The scalable building block of outdoor LED […]

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EonDigital Incorporates BrightSign Media Player in New Temperature-Screening Solution

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BrightSign announced Monday that EonDigital has incorporated the BrightSign HD1024 media player in its new temperature-screening solution, ExoMetrics Wrist. This new solution achieves temperature measurements by taking hundreds of temperature readings in seconds. According to EonDigital, it also all but eliminates false positive readings and enables businesses to safely screen patrons with minimal disruption. Temperature […]

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BenQ Is Reminding Schools That Jamboard is a Thing, Too

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As touch-based collaboration systems have declined in sales during COVID-19, BenQ — maker and marketer of the Google Jamboard — is reminding one of the only segments of the AV market who’s buying them right now (education) that there’s a dedicated Google device. BenQ and the Google Jamboard is part of the Google for Education […]

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AVIXA July Pro AV Business Index Shows Increase in Sales for June

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AVIXA just published its July Pro AV Business Index, calculated from an aggregate of its AV Sales Index (AVI-S) and AV Employment Index (AVI-E), and it shows that there was an increase of 3.4 points from June — the first such monthly increase since February 2020, in fact. This month, the AV sales index (AVI-S) […]

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Draper Now Shipping Foundation Mount System for Absen Acclaim Series

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Are you looking for a better and faster way to install Absen Acclaim Walls and Plus LED panels? Well, Draper just started shipping its Foundation Mount System explicitly designed for the Acclaim and Acclaim Plus series. Draper designed the Foundation Mount System specifically with installers in mind. Walls that aren’t flat, floors that aren’t even […]

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ClearOne Expands Number of Participants Visible During COLLABORATE Space Meeting

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ClearOne Communications Inc. has expanded the number of participants visible during a COLLABORATE Space meeting to 49. The 7×7 gallery view enables engagement between the host and participants in large meetings. Other new features include: Users can now easily reach out to colleagues, business partners or customers outside of their enterprise group who are also using […]

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Vivitek Introduces New 5,100-Lumen Short-Throw Laser Projector

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Vivitek has introduced the DU4371Z-ST short-throw laser projector spec’d at 5,100 lumens at WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution using DLP DarkChip3 and BrilliantColor technologies. The DU4371Z-ST uses a laser light source, so it’s capable of being used in 360-degree positioning applications and integrates a 0.5 short-throw lens — so, from two meters, it can project […]

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Waves Audio Now Shipping WRC-1 Wi-Fi Stage Router

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Waves Audio is now shipping the WRC-1 Wi-Fi Stage Router. The Waves WRC-1 Stage Router is a rack-mountable wireless router, explicitly designed for pro-audio applications such as onstage IEM control. The WRC-1 is ideal for use with the Waves MyMon in-ear monitor mixing app, as well as other audio setups that require secure and robust […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases USB 3.0 Adapter for Livestreaming and Videoconferencing

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Marshall Electronics just upgraded its 3GSDI/HDMI to USB 3.0 converter product category. The VAC-23SHU3 USB 3.0 adapter enables any HDMI or 3G/HD-SDI video and audio source to be ingested into a computer for livestreaming, videoconferencing, collaboration, video production and recording. These converters are simple to use and offer a plug-and-play setup that integrates professional video […]

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Draper Designs Clarity Shield — See-Through Social Distancing Barriers

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Instead of using an ad-hoc piece of see-through plexiglass for schools and coworking desk spaces — during the COVID-19 pandemic, Draper has designed something called the Clarity Shield, a series of see-through social distancing barriers. Although initially developed with schools in mind, it can be used in any public place where people gather, including huddle […]

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Extron Announces Latest Addition to NAV Pro AV-over-IP Products

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Extron announced that the NAV E 101 DTP, the latest addition to its NAV Pro AV-over-IP products, is now available. The NAV E 101 DTP is an encoder to bridge DTP Systems with NAV Pro AV-over-IP by accepting an input signal from any DTP Systems transmitter and streaming ultra-low latency content over standard Gigabit Ethernet […]

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Atlona Intros Avance Series HDBaseT Extender Kits for Commercial AV

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Atlona has expanded its line of HDMI extension products with the new Avance Series of HDBaseT extender kits. Five Avance Series kits provide installation options for commercial AV applications ranging from conference rooms and classrooms to extended-distance video distribution. Four transmit 4K/UHD 60Hz 4:2:0 video up to 130 feet (40 meters) or 1080p 60Hz video […]

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Extron Introduces New Two-Way Ceiling Speaker for Restricted Height Plenum Environments

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Extron just introduced the SoundField XD model SF 26CT LP, a low profile 6.5” two-way ceiling speaker featuring a 4.2” (107-millimeter) deep composite back can for use in restricted height plenum environments. The driver complement includes a 6.5” (165-mm) woofer coupled to a 3/4” (19 mm) ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeter. The SF 26CT LP offers both […]

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AVIXA Study Shows $9 Billion 2020 Drop in ProAV. But, They Forgot to Track Something Positive

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After reaching $93 billion in 2019, the Americas ProAV market is set to drop 8% to $86 billion in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the new 2020 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) Americas Summary produced by AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association). However, a strong recovery is expected, with […]

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Matrox Now Shipping New Multi-Display Graphics Card

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Matrox is shipping its Matrox D-Series D1450 multi-display graphics card; a single-slot, quad-4K HDMI graphics card enables OEMs and system integrators to combine multiple D1450 boards for video walls of up 16 synchronized 4K displays. In addition, D1450 offers HDCP support to display copy-protected content and Microsoft DirectX 12 and OpenGL support to run all […]

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Extron Releases New LinkLicenses for Select TouchLink Products

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Extron just introduced an Extron LinkLicense for TouchLink Control and the TLCA 1 TouchLink Control Adapter. These Pro Series control options will transform your wall mount, tabletop and Cable Cubby TouchLink Pro touch panels into an all-in-one control system. They will add flexibility to Extron’s latest TouchLink Pro touch panels, including the TLP Pro 525 […]

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Neonode Gets Another $13.9 Million in Private Capital Investment

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Neonode Inc. announced Wednesday that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional and accredited investors, including insiders of the company, for the private placement of $13.9 million of Neonode’s common stock and convertible preferred stock (the “Private Placement”). Neonode provides advanced optical sensing solutions for touch, gesture control and remote sensing. You’ll eventually see […]

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AV Buddy Application Now Re-Built for iPhone

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AV Buddy, an AV application for iOS and Android that features pin-outs, calculators, tools and AV education, has just been re-built for iPhone. It now includes a new design, adds augmented reality, elevations, jobs, an AV glossary, frequency generator, interactive 3D connectors, a cable guide, and ADM/BDM calculators. New tools aiming to help AV sales, […]

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Remote Support Suddenly Sounds Like a Much Better Idea

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Back in the late fall of 2019, I first heard of Teleportivity. It was in a demo video that Gary Kayye posted right here on rAVe [PUBS]. My initial thought was that the idea was great, but I wondered about the product’s efficacy at smaller institutions like mine, or even mid-size colleges and universities. My […]

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Vivitek Announces Free One-Year NovoDS Cloud Subscription With Select Solutions

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Vivitek has announced that some of its NovoConnect and all of its NovoDisplay solutions are now available with a free, one-year NovoDS Cloud subscription. This initiative is valid until Dec. 31, 2020. In addition to being used to display content wirelessly from users’ devices, the selected NovoConnect and NovoDisplay devices transform into digital signage functionality. […]

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5 Things You’ll Learn on SYNNEX VISUALSolv Education Day

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SYNNEX VISUALSolv Education Day is just two days away. What is this day, you ask? Oh, maybe you forgot! Or maybe you haven’t heard! Happy to fill you in. Distributor SYNNEX launched a full series of events called SYNNEX LAVNCH Days this season — one set for SYNNEX VISUALSolv, another for SYNNEX COLLABSolv. With themes […]

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This Audio Solutions Company Is Expanding Its Offering in the UCC Market With a New Speakerphone Solution

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The newly established audio brand, EPOS, unveiled the first meeting room solutions in its own-branded product portfolio, with a speakerphone series designed for medium to large-sized meeting rooms: The EXPAND 80 Series. The EXPAND 80 Series is a scalable Bluetooth speakerphone for up to 16 in-room participants. Using six adaptive, beamforming microphones and a DSP […]

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Renkus-Heinz Announces Newest Iconyx Compact Digital Amplifier

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Renkus-Heinz announced the latest product in its new Iconyx Compact Series: the Iconyx Compact 24/3-RN for “medium-sized” installations. Aimed at offering more opportunities for integrators in the house of worship, corporate, transportation, education and government markets, the Iconyx Compact Series has a narrow profile that the company says blends into nearly any environment, while maintaining […]

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LDA Audio Tech Releases New Series of Speakers for Public Address and Voice Evacuation Installs

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LDA Audio Tech has launched a new series of speakers marketed as “the most profitable option for public address and voice evacuation installations” worldwide. Aiming to make money for integrators, the range of certified speakers includes five models: acoustic projectors, ceiling speakers, and wall-mount and surface-mount speakers for small, medium, or large installations. All of […]

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Marshall Electronics Partners With BR Remote to Create Micro P/T Head

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Marshall Electronics has partnered with pan/tilt head designer, BR Remote, to design and build a micro P/T head — the CV-PT-HEAD — for Marshall miniature cameras. The new P/T head is compatible with all Marshall 500 series cameras, including the CV503, CV503-WP, CV506, CV506-H12, CV565 and CV566. According to Marshall, the CV-PT-HEAD body is fewer […]

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