Vision Launches Floor Stand for Microsoft Surface Hub Lineup

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Vision, a U.K.-based AV company, has just launched a unique niche product for the Microsoft Surface Hub lineup in the form of the Vision VFM-F10/HB, for the 50-inch Hub 2S from Microsoft. Here’s a video of how it works: Vision’s VFM-F10/HB is a one-box solution that includes the Vision Hub Halo, matching Hub’s unique rounded […]

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Barco Clickshare Shows Results From Meeting Trends and Engagement Research

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Barco ClickShare revealed the results from its annual research on meeting trends and engagement. The report marked trends in work and meetings that are on the verge of returning to the office post-COVID. Hybrid meetings will create opportunities for business leaders to change work culture, redesign the workplace and invest in usability and technology fully […]

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Shure and Barco Partner for Conference Clarity Solutions

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The Shure Audio Ecosystem now pairs with Barco ClickShare Conference, allowing customers to combine high-quality audio for remote communication with easy-to-use wireless in any meeting space. ​Shure and ClickShare work with leading third-party video conferencing platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex and many others. Benefits​ include: Ready for any collaboration platform from your device ​ The […]

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Extron and Digital Projection Announce Certification Collaboration and Processor

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Extron and Digital Projection announced a strategic collaboration to guarantee consistent, stable presentation of source content when using select Digital Projection professional display solutions with the Quantum Ultra 4K Videowall Processor. Displays that pass an extensive testing program are identified as Quantum Ultra Certified. The first Digital Projection products to earn Quantum Ultra Certification include the Radiance LED […]

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Viking Releases New Analog to IP Speaker Adaptor

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Viking’s new PSA-IP is an analog to IP speaker adapter that works with 8-ohm, 25-volt or 70V systems. The PSA-IP features a high-efficiency 6-watt class D amplifier. A single PSA-IP can power up to six paging speakers in a single paging zone, providing approximately 1W of paging power to each speaker. The PSA-IP mounts magnetically […]

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Finding the Blue Sky in 2020 (and Beyond)

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When looking back on last year, the best description that neatly wrapped up our collective experience in a bow was from Leslie Jones on a 2020 recap show on Netflix. Her character said, “I’d say it was a train wreck and a s*&tshow, but that would be unfair to trains and s*&t.” Seriously though, let’s […]

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Nureva and Almo Pro A/V Announce US Distribution Agreement

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Nureva and Almo Pro A/V have announced a U.S. distribution agreement. Almo will work with its integrators, dealers and consultants to accelerate the adoption of Nureva’s audio conferencing product line throughout the United States. Many people across the United States are heading back into offices now that COVID-19 vaccines are being administered, while many others […]

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Monterey Conference Center and Immersive Design Studios Partner for CANVAS Studio Solution

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The Monterey Conference Center partnered with Immersive Design Studios to build a new 10,000-square-foot CANVAS Studio, a state-of-the-art space available for virtual or hybrid meetings and events. The Studio will open in June, abiding by all local safety protocols. The CANVAS Studio at Monterey sets a new standard for professional events, providing an immersive and […]

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AtlasIED Upgrades Atmosphere Digital Audio System

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AtlasIED just upgraded its Atmosphere digital audio system with a new 2.0 firmware update (available here for free). The updated version enables many performance and installation enhancements, including stereo and subwoofer support, self-healing accessories, room combine and bell scheduling. These and other updates offer integrators even greater opportunities to customize, deliver and control audio to […]

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DVIGear Introduces New Active Optical Cable

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DVIGear, a manufacturer of digital connectivity products, has introduced the latest member of its growing family of HyperLight Active Optical Cables (AOC) that supports both full-size and Mini DisplayPort connections. These cables enable the extension of DisplayPort 1.4 signals with aggregate data rates up to 32.4 Gbps (HBR3) and are HDCP 1.4 / 2.2 compliant. […]

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AVer Conference Camera, Pro Conferencing System Receive Zoom Hardware Certification

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AVer Information has announced that its CAM520 Pro2 Conference Camera and VC520 Pro Conferencing system have been granted official hardware certification by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Before approving the CAM520 Pro2 and VC520 Pro2 for official certification, Zoom put them through lab tests to verify its imaging quality and ensure that its intuitive features can […]

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ATEN Technology Intros New 4K HDMI-over-IP Extender With PoE

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ATEN Technology today announced the launch of its new 4K HDMI over IP Extender with Power over Ethernet, the VE8952. The VE8952T (Transmitter) and VE8952R (Receiver) provide power via ethernet cables and are AV-over-IP solutions using a 1G infrastructure. From a point-to-point set up to hundreds of endpoints, the VE8952 combination can be used as […]

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Geobox Intros New Hardware Solution for Control and Edge-Blending

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GeoBox just introduced the GeoBox UD10X, a hardware solution for control and edge-blending of 8K/2K using 4K UHD projectors. UD10X is a modularized design to control up to four projectors from one UD100 and can be daisy-chained to support unlimited UHD projectors. Each module is equipped with four inputs (3x HDMI2.0 & 1x DP1.4) and […]

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ARX Launches USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast Pro Audio Interface

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Australian-based ARX just launched the USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast — a 24-bit USB two-channel play and record digital/analog pro audio interface. The USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast removes the need to use any existing sound card outputs in systems or live production. Designed for interfacing USB-equipped computers with the balanced inputs and outputs of […]

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Global Supply Chain Issues

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In a recent blog, Gary Kayye wrote about the current global supply shortage of semiconductors. Take a moment and read the blog and the linked Wall Street Journal article. They both raise some important concerns about what the next several quarters will bring in regards to this shortfall. Unfortunately, my blog is not going to […]

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DVDO Introduces PSE-1 AV Extender

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DVDO introduced the $1,399 DVDO-PSE-1, an HDBaseT AV extender aimed at classrooms, boardrooms, lecture halls and houses of worship. DVDO-PSE-1 comprises a slimline transmitter featuring dual HDMI. It also features an analog VGA input to host laptops, Blu-ray players, set-top and streaming boxes including legacy VGA devices. A single Ethernet cable run carries these audiovisual […]

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Audio-Technica Introduces New Microphones

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Audio-Technica has introduced four new condenser boundary microphones: the ES945O/FM3 omnidirectional, ES947C/FM3cardioid, ES945O/FM5 omnidirectional and ES947C/FM5 cardioid condenser boundary microphone. These mics feature a capacitive-type user switch that enables muting of the microphone – making them especially ideal for conferencing applications. The FM3 models replace the existing ES945/LED and ES947/LED and feature local muting, while the FM5 models represent an entirely new product for […]

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PreSonus MicroStation BT Bluetooth Offers Updated Abilities

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The new PreSonus MicroStation BT Bluetooth 5.0 stereo monitor controller receives audio from a phone, tablet or other Bluetooth source and feeds it to your full-range powered speakers. The MicroStation BT can also be hardwired to a powered subwoofer to create a 2.1 listening environment. Pair your Bluetooth-enabled device with the press of a button. […]

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Extron Launches PowerCage 411 Series

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  Extron just launched the PowerCage 411, a compact 1U rack-mountable, 4-slot enclosure that supports the FOX3 T 201 PC, FOX3 T 301 PC and FOX3 T 311 PC fiber optic transmitters. The compact PowerCage enclosure provides an efficient way to power, manage and mount up to four extender modules to meet system needs, making […]

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Carousel Digital Signage and ScreenBeam Partner for Digital Signage Content Solution

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Carousel Digital Signage has partnered with ScreenBeam, a wireless display and collaboration solutions innovator, to keep meeting spaces and classrooms live with digital signage content while screens are idle. The integrated solution converts ScreenBeam wireless presentation systems for enterprise and K-12 customers into Carousel Cloud media players upon conclusion of a presentation or lecture, creating […]

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Kramer Intros New Switcher with FLEX I/O

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Kramer Electronics’ VS-34FD is a 34-port, 8K-ready, multiformat, modular matrix switcher for AV signals, including HDMI, HDBaseT, VGA, SDI, as well as analog and digital audio. The modular chassis of the VS-34FD features Kramer’s FLEX I/O technology. The unit has 17 slots for installing a full range of input/output modules and can be populated as […]

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Extron Launches New IPCP Pro S1 xi Processor for Centralized AV Control

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Extron just launched a tiny fully featured control system in the form of the IPCP Pro S1 xi, a control processor designed for centralized AV control in small to medium-size applications. Extron says the IPCP Pro S1 xi features enhanced performance with greater processing power and twice the memory of its IP Link Pro series. […]

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Biamp Announces Solutions for K-12 Hybrid, Remote Classrooms

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Biamp is attempting to take aim at K-12 hybrid and remote classrooms with its Devio SCR Series signal processors and Parlé Beamtracking microphones. Biamp says setting up Devio SCR is just like connecting any USB-based mic to any UCC platform — then all you need to do is select and connect the equipment to suit […]

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AVer Information Announces TR331 AI Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming Camera

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AVer Information today announced the company has released the TR331 AI Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming camera, the latest in its lineup of artificial intelligence tracking cameras. TThe TR331 includes 30X optical zoom, 12X digital zoom and a 2MP camera with 1080p full HD. Like the other newest TR models from AVer, it features built-in advanced […]

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Extron Unveils XPA U 3502 Energy-Star-Qualified Power Amp

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Extron just launched what they say is the world’s most powerful half-rack amplifier in the form of the XPA U 3502, an ENERGY-STAR-qualified power amp delivering two 350-watt channels into 8 ohms or 4 ohms. It is convection cooled, UL 2043 rated for plenum installation, and includes hardware for rack-mount configurations. The XPA U 3502 […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Releases Upgraded P Series Large-Format Displays

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions today announced its upgraded P Series large format displays. The professional display lineup provides a wide color gamut panel, full metal chassis and advanced feature-set for effective and memorable UHD digital signage. These displays are ideal for professional applications in finance, healthcare, restaurant, retail and transportation. The upgraded P Series displays […]

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Studio Technologies Intros Two New Dante Leader Clocks

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Studio Technologies introduced two Dante Leader Clocks for supporting the timing needs of Dante-compliant devices: the updated Model 5401A Dante Leader Clock and the new Model 5402 Dante Leader Clocks with GNSS Synchronization. Both products deliver precise timing signals for use in Dante audio-over-IP applications. The synchronization needs of Dante devices connected to a local […]

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Which Key Verticals Will Drive Recovery for the Commercial Audio Market?

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By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting The professional audio market has traditionally been an area of long-term growth, driven by macro factors and innovation across a range of vertical and product segments. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 came as an unprecedented shock to the industry. Against the backdrop of canceled events and closed public spaces, many […]

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FOR-A Corporation Now Shipping MV-1640IP Multiviewer

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FOR-A Corporation announced its MV-1640IP multiviewer is shipping. Designed for IP or hybrid production workflows, the 1RU MV-1640IP supports up to 32 inputs (16 IP and 16 SDI) and five monitor outputs and includes many of the same features found in other MV Series multiviewers for baseband systems. With an SFP+ port, the MV-1640IP is […]

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