Together or Not at All, Part 2

save-to-cart-direct-sales-0419.png

In a previous column, “Signal to Noise,” I discussed the ever-increasing amount of marketing communications besieging our end-users/customers. And while that trend in and of itself has a multifaceted impact on the industry, there is an underlying issue that has a much, much, much larger potential impact and is truly the dark side of the […]

Read more

Three New Omega Presentation Switchers from Atlona Debut

Atlona-Omegaswitcher.jpg

Atlona today announced three new Omega Series products for 4K/UHD presentation and conferencing applications including the OME-PS62, a 6×2 matrix presentation switcher featuring three HDMI inputs and two HDBaseT inputs alongside a USB-C AV input. The USB-C interface also can be used for data connectivity to the OME-PS62’s integrated USB 2.0 hub, as well as […]

Read more

Could the Acquisition of DeltaLive UK by L-Acoustics Have a Trickle-Down Effect?

LAcoustics-DeltaLive.png

L-Acoustics announced its intent to take a majority stake in DeltaLive UK (Delta Sound Incorporated (UK) Ltd.), an audiovisual services and rental company. This operation follows the November 2018 acquisition by L-Acoustics Group of HGP, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal, and its sibling entity, API, specialized in powder coating. For the founders of DeltaLive […]

Read more

AV Rental Industry Has Its Own Event App Now

EventBooster.jpg

Booster Technology Solutions has announced the launch of Event Boosterapp, an innovative SaaS event organization platform for the proAV rental industry that facilitates entertaining and profitable networking for participants. With Event Boosterapp, visitors to fairs and congresses can contact each other and exhibitors, save products and expand information on speakers and experts, while at the […]

Read more

Nominations for the 8th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards are OPEN!

rrca19nominations.png

It’s that time of year again! We are now accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards and we need you (our readers) to tell us who you think the best of the best is in the AV industry. In case you didn’t know every year at InfoComm we give out our annual rAVe Readers’ […]

Read more

Matrox Debuts 4K H.264 Streaming Encoder in EDGE

Matrox-Monarch.jpg

Matrox Video today launched Matrox Monarch EDGE, a 4K and HD, low-latency encoder for webcasting and remote integration (REMI) applications. An H.264 encoder that is capable of delivering resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 at 4:2:2 10-bit color, it can handle 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 over 25 GbE connectivity and support RTMP, SRT, […]

Read more

Audio-Technica Showcases System 10 2.4 GHz Camera-Mount Wireless System at NAB

AT-System10.jpg

At NAB, Audio-Technica is showing its System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System featuring a compact design that’s available in handheld, lavalier and body-pack configurations. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference, the System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System Features: Digital 24-bit/48 kHz wireless operation for ultimate sound quality Dependable performance […]

Read more

MuxLab Debuts New SDI Converters

MuxLab-SDI.jpg

MuxLab unveiled two new SDI converters today, including the 12G-SDI to Quad/Dual Link SDI Converter (model 500725) down-scales a 12G-SDI signal to a lower bandwidth dual link 6G-SDI or quad link 3G-SDI format. The lower bandwidth standards are output via traditional coaxial cable using BNC connectors. The Converter has one BNC input supporting 12G-SDI and […]

Read more

Christie DS is New Small 3LCD Laser Projectors

ChristieDS-black.jpg

The new Christie DS Series is a trio of 3LCD laser projectors with ISO lumens ranging from 7,500 to 9,000, as well as a 4,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The Christie LWU755-DS, LHD878-DS and the LWU900-DS projectors feature 360-degree orientation for flexible installation and comprehensive input/output options including HDBaseT. These low maintenance projectors offer up to 50,000 […]

Read more

Extron and Panopto Partner to Integrate Extron Control Into Their Content Management Platforms

Extron-Panopto.jpg

Extron and Panopto, an enterprise video platform provider, today announced a strategic partnership to integrate Extron’s configurable AV control systems with Panopto’s media capture software and content management system. Extron is now publishing certified drivers for Panopto enterprise video content management systems. Extron configurable control will provide customers with customizable workflows to streamline day-to-day in-room […]

Read more

Williams Sounds FM+ System is Truly Innovative in Wireless Assistive Listening

WilliamsSound-FM.jpg

Williams Sound’s new FM+ is the industry’s first system able to broadcast both FM and Wi-Fi audio from a single source. The new FM+ integrates professional WaveCAST Wi-Fi audio server technology into a Williams Sound FM assistive listening system. End users can now listen with either an FM receiver or with their own smartphone (via […]

Read more

Sonifex Ships New Dante Enabled Commentary Products

Sonifex-AVNCU2DANTE.jpg

Sonifex is shipping its new Dante commentary units, the AVN-CU2-DANTE for 2 commentators and the AVN-CU4-DANTE for up to 4 commentators. Both units use Dante AoIP together with 4 wire connections so they bridge the gap between old and new technology, allowing the ease of connectivity & functionality of AoIP together with the legacy connections […]

Read more

Sharp Debuts the Future of All Displays with New SoC- and Cloud-Based 4K Monitors

Sharp-SoCCloud.jpg

Sharp today launched two new lines of 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) resolution commercial displays. Sharp’s PN-HM Series includes the PN-HM651 65” Class (64 ½” diagonal), PN-HM751 75” Class (74 9/16″ diagonal) and PN-HM851 85” Class (85 9/16” diagonal) displays. They each provide a brightness of 500 nits, are designed for 24/7 environments and are […]

Read more

Neutrik Debuts opticalCON DRAGONFLY

Neutrik-opticalCONDRAGONFLY.jpg

Neutrik just announced the opticalCON DRAGONFLY Fiber Optic Camera Connector Series. The new DRAGONFLY series is aimed at the Broadcast and ProAV markets and its technology uses fiber lenses and fusion splicing to achieve a signal with minimal loss. DRAGONFLY is based on Neutrik’s patented XB2 Technology. Its fusion splice high-performance lens transmits UHD 4K […]

Read more

A VuWall / IHSE Partnership Will Bring Virtual Video Walls to Everyone

VuWall-IHSE.jpg

IHSE announced a partnership with VuWall, a provider of virtual video walls software and systems, for the integration of the IHSE KVM matrix and VuWall systems to control and visualize all sources from the matrix switcher onto the video wall. With this system, multiple sources can be switched and displayed simultaneously on the video wall. […]

Read more

Yamaha Debuts New Line of DXRmkII Powered Loudspeakers

Yamaha-DXRmkll.jpg

Yamaha today announced the DXRmkII series of powered loudspeakers — DXR15mkII, DXR12mkII, DXR10mkII and DXR8mkII. The DXRmkII models reach a higher SPL than the previous series, thanks to a larger, 1.75″ voice coil HF compression driver and precise amp tuning. To develop the larger and lighter HF driver, Yamaha collaborated once again with the company’s […]

Read more

TVU G-Link Is Point-to-Point Public Internet-Based Video Link with Only a Half-Second Delay

TVUGlink.jpg

TVU Networks just introduced the TVU G-Link, an Internet-based solution for live point-to-point transmission. TVU G-Link provides an affordable way to achieve high-quality transmission using only the public Internet to deliver HD video from one location to another with half-second latency. G-Link is ideal for applications such as news and sports broadcast as well as […]

Read more

L-Acoustics ARCS Speaker Family for Rental Debuts

L-Acoustics-ARCS-A15.jpg

The new L-Acoustics ARCS A15 and A10 systems and companion sub KS21 are for audiences from 50 to 5,000 in a compact format. With the launch of the new ARCS product range, L-Acoustics introduces a new charter agreement offering rental partners meeting the ARCS standard system requirements the opportunity to join the official L-Acoustics rental […]

Read more

Four New Native 4K Projectors Debut from Barco and Cinionic for the Theater Exhibition Market

Barco-Cinionic.jpg

Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, will launch a native (4096×2160) 4K resolution projector with higher contrast (2300:1) and wider color gamut and uniformity this month. Barco says that more than half of the world’s movie theaters are driven by Cinionic and there are over 85,000 Barco projectors installed globally. Now the Barco Series 4 […]

Read more

Neutrik Debuts mediaCON Family of USB Connections

Neutrik.jpg

Neutrik USA has announced the mediaCON product family for interconnecting devices such as hard drives, cameras, video monitors, media capture equipment, audio interfaces and computer hardware with a lockable USB Type-C cable. Specified to handle all components designed for data rates up to 10 GB/s (USB 3.1 Gen 2), 100 watts power and 10,000 mating […]

Read more

rAVe Partners with AVIXA for ProAV Industry’s First-Ever 5K Family-Oriented Race

AVIXA-rAVe-IC2019.jpg

The AVIXA Foundation will host its first-ever 5K Walk/Run at InfoComm 2019 on Friday, June 14 in Orlando, Fla. Proceeds from the 5K will go toward fulfilling the AVIXA Foundation‘s mission of attracting and developing students for careers in AV. You can register here. The AVIXA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization focused on […]

Read more

Atomos Debuts Shinobi SDI 5 4K HDR Monitor

atomos-shinobi-0319.jpg

Atomos has just introduced the Atomos Shinobi SDI on the back of its successful March 2019 Shinobi launch. The super-lightweight Shinobi SDI is a go everywhere professional 5” HD-SDI and 4K HDMI camera-top monitor for any production. The monitor is suited to the professional video creator that uses or owns a variety of cameras and […]

Read more

Chief Intros FCS1U Cable Floor-to-Ceiling Flat Panel Mount and Two Column Adapters at DSE 2019

chief-ds-mount-0319.jpg

Chief debuted new mounting solutions at DSE 2019 in Las Vegas. The FCS1U Cable Floor-to-Ceiling Flat Panel Mount provides QSRs and retail with a new low-profile option for digital signage. The mount supports both portrait and landscape orientations in a single SKU, with the option to retrofit a second, back-to-back display with the PACFCB accessory. The mount supports large displays […]

Read more

PreSonus Ships FLEX DSP-Powered StudioLive 64S and Series III S Mixers

presonus-flex-dsp-0319.jpg

PreSonus is now shipping its new StudioLive 64S, with 76 mixing channels, 43 buses and 526 simultaneous effects. Thirty-two individually configurable FlexMixes allow you to create your preferred combination of aux mixes, matrix mixes and subgroups for your application. StudioLive 64S mixers feature an independent main mono/center bus; each channel has a dedicated level control and a center divergence control […]

Read more

NEC Debuts New 55″ 4K Displays

NEC-V554Q.jpg

NEC Display Solutions of America announced new 55″ 4K (3840×2160) UHD commercial-grade displays and a slim new design. Like other new models in the C & V Series, the V554Q features an anti-reflective high haze coating, external control and network capabilities through LAN, and SpectraView Engine Technology, which allows for complete color control. Featuring 500 […]

Read more

Casio Claims Victory in LED Projector Market

Casio-LEDprojectormarket.jpg

Casio America, Inc. is a pioneer in the digital projection space and created the LampFree category in 2010 with the introduction of its laser/LED hybrid light source. Since then, Casio has continued to deliver LampFree Projectors for commercial, business and education sectors. In 2019, Casio is continuing its path of innovation with a new line […]

Read more

BrightSign Media Players Work in Freezing and Desert-Like Temps

BrightSign-temperature.jpg

BrightSign today announced that its Series 4 players are certified for use in temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius. At launch, BrightSign’s Series 4 players were rated for use in temperatures up to 70 C – a feat achieved via BrightSign’s patented, heat-dissipating, anodized aluminum case design. This recent certification for low-temperature use establishes […]

Read more

Bose Professional Ships ControlSpace Engineered Sound Processors

Bose-ControlSpace.jpg

Bose Professional is now shipping its four recently introduced ControlSpace engineered sound processors: ESP-880A, ESP-880AD, ESP-1240A and ESP-1240AD (the “A” designation indicates Bose AmpLink connectivity and the “AD” designation indicates both AmpLink and Dante connectivity). These open-architecture DSPs offer enhanced flexibility for a wide variety of applications — from small, self-contained projects to large, networked […]

Read more

Key Digital Intros 4K/UHD 18G HDMI Distribution Solution

KeyDigital-KD-DA2x4G.jpg

Key Digital just launched the KD-DA2x4G and KD-DA2x8G 18 Gbps HDMI distribution amplifiers with two HDMI inputs to four or eight (respectively) HDBaseT outputs for distribution to four or eight screens up to 100 meters / 328 feet away at 1080p resolution or 70 meters / 250 feet at 4K. All four / eight monitors […]

Read more

Magewell Unveils NDI Hardware Decoder

Magewell-NDIhardwaredecoder.jpg

Magewell today unveiled the new Pro Convert AIO RX hardware-based NDI(r) decoder. Converting live NDI streams into high-quality SDI or HDMI outputs for connection to baseband devices such as monitors and projectors, the low-latency decoder simplifies the use of NewTek’s popular media-over-IP technology in applications such as digital signage and video walls. Magewell’s FPGA-based NDI […]

Read more