Amate Audio Releases New Loudspeaker Management Processor Platform

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The Amate Audio LMS206 is a dual-input/six-output loudspeaker management processor platform using a 64-bit DSP architecture. Fully configurable, each input is assignable to any output, with two crossovers — with selectable Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley and Bessel filtering — and independent compressor/limiter settings available on each output. With four analog inputs, a two-channel AES/EBU digital input and […]

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JVC Professional Adds SRT Support to CONNECTED CAM Cameras

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JVC Professional added support for the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) open streaming IP protocol to its CONNECTED CAM series of broadcast cameras (the GY-HC900, GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 professional cameras for IP connectivity). Developed by Haivision, SRT is an open-source video transport protocol and technology stack. It is optimized for video streaming across unpredictable networks like […]

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Waves Audio Updates OVox Vocal ReSynthesis Plug-In

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Waves Audio has released a new update to its OVox Vocal ReSynthesis plug-in, now with a MIDI Out feature, NKS compatibility with Native Instruments controllers, SoundGrid real-time compatibility and hundreds of new presets. New features: MIDI Out in real-time (including Voice-to-MIDI) SoundGrid-compatible for real-time performance NKS-ready for NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine 250 presets added, […]

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Sports & Entertainment Venues: We Share an Opportunity in the Shadow of Covid-19

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By Kevin Ivey Sports & Entertainment Projects, Baker Audio Visual We are all facing adverse impacts to our seasons and schedules as a result of the restrictions imposed to impede the spread of the Covid-19 virus. How do we best leverage our collective downtime to plan for a resurgent market and the return of fans […]

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AI for AV Is Opportunistic for Service, Support and Sales

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Whether your firm has joined the chorus touting “AI” or is more conservatively accurate in the programming of “machine learning,” there’s a non-stop buzz in the industry around the advancements of computing power and advanced algorithms used to analyze dizzying amounts of data from an ever-expanding networked technology install base. Either way, an opportunity for […]

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Updated: Sharp and NEC to Merge Display Divisions Into Joint Venture

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This story has been updated to add a letter sent to NEC Display partners and customers. Below is the official press release from NEC Display today. Before you read it, here are my thoughts: Unlike nearly every merger in our industry’s history, this is a new display company that will be made up of two […]

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Epson Shipping World’s First 4K 3LCD 12,000-Lumen Laser Projector

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Epson is now shipping what it says is the world’s first 4K 3LCD 12,000-lumen laser projector. The new Epson Pro L12000QNL is aimed at live events, higher education and corporate environments. The Pro L12000QNL features two removable interface slots to accommodate a wide range of inputs, including 12G SDI and DisplayPort. Designed for demanding environments, […]

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FOR-A Corporation Releases HVS-6000 Series of HANABI HD and 4K Production Switchers

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FOR-A Corporation launched the HVS-6000 Series of HANABI HD and 4K production switchers for live production workflows. Built to support 12G-SDI infrastructures, the MFR-6100 provides single-cable transfer of 4K video for less complicated cabling. Users can add up to 16 input and 16 output cards (nine channels per card) to configure a matrix up to […]

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Martin Audio Releases Two New Cardioid Subwoofers

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Martin Audio has announced the release of two new compact cardioid subwoofers, the SXCF118 and the SXC115 — both designed for live sound reinforcement and fixed installations. The SXCF118 is a flyable version of the SXC118 released last year and has been purpose-designed to accompany the WPS optimized line array system, while the ground stack […]

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Matrox Announces New QuadHead2Go Q155 Multi-Monitor Controllers

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Matrox has announced that the Matrox QuadHead2Go Q155 multi-monitor controller appliance is now shipping. With HDMI input support, the units are designed to drive four Full HD displays from a single 4K HDMI source — including HDCP-compliant devices — offering a simple plug-and-play approach to video wall designs. QuadHead2Go Q155 controllers capture a single video […]

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A Letter to the AV Industry from AVIXA About InfoComm and COVID-19

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AVIXA CEO Dave Labuskes sent the following letter out to the AV industry today. My thoughts are below his letter. A Letter to the AV Industry I , as many of you, continue to watch the news on a moment-by-moment basis. As we are making decisions that affect our travel, business and family, I want […]

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L-Acoustics Gets Recognized With Coolest Award Ever!

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I have been reading Fast Company magazine for nearly 20 years. I regard it as one of the few innovative, forward-looking business pubs in the world — behind WIRED. So, when I saw this from L-Acoustics, I wanted to give the company kudos and recognition! L-Acoustics has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list […]

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FOR-A Announces CG-Portable Compact Character Generator for Broadcast and Digital Signage

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FOR-A Corporation just announced CG-Portable, a compact character generator designed for broadcast and digital signage applications. About the size of a smartphone, CG-Portable features four SDI ports as well as an Ethernet port for network connectivity. Two independent, multi-lingual text overlays support horizontal crawls and vertical rolls, while a timer overlay provides up/down count. Plus, CG-Portable supports more than 70 […]

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Magewell to Release Its Most Powerful Decoder Ever in April

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Magewell will unveil its most powerful decoder to date in April to support both Newtek’s NDI technology (for production-grade media transport) and the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol (developed and open-sourced by Haivision). For internet-delivered H.264 and H.265 streams, the Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI 4K transforms IP streams up to 4K@60Hz for baseband […]

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Hitachi Adds HDR and SDR Outputs to CU-HD550 Camera Control Unit

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Hitachi Kokusai Electric America just added new features to the CU-HD550 camera control unit (CCU) including both High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) output with independent adjustments and 4K/UHD output over single-link 12Gbps SDI connectivity. The CU-HD550 and its companion CA-HF550 camera adapter collectively are designed to lower the cost of entry for 1080p60 video production. When used […]

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AV Checkpoint Debuts, Designed to Be a Network of AV Industry Experts

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A new company called AV Checkpoint debuted Monday. AV Checkpoint is designed to be a network of AV industry experts providing peer review and cost estimation for in-house AV teams, architects, engineers, construction professionals and AV designers. AV Checkpoint’s third-party peer review service claims that anyone designing AV systems can have his or her work […]

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CAST Group Unveils BlackTrax Real-Time Tracking Solutions

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At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, the CAST Group of companies unveiled the latest product in their line of BlackTrax Real-Time Tracking solutions. Mounted directly onto a camera, BlackTrax will allow users to place BTSensors in vantage points and areas that best suit the specific environment of any production. HELIOS is a PoE device that gen-locks […]

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Steinberg Now Shipping the UR24C Audio Interface

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Steinberg today announced its shipping the UR24C. As with each UR-C interface, the UR24C provides USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed) connectivity to ensure universal compatibility with both PCs and Mac computers, as well as iOS devices. It features 32-bit/192 kHz audio resolution, MIDI and delivers DSP power for using effects when monitoring audio […]

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The 20th Annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2020 Edition

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Welcome to my 20th Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I know, I was shocked too. Twenty years of this. But I love writing this annual predictions article. If you’re a regular reader, you already know this, but for those who don’t, my Kayye’s Krystal Ball piece is an annual article where I not only tell you what […]

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Studio Technologies Intros StudioComm Dante Multichannel Monitoring System

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Studio Technologies just introduced the StudioComm Dante Audio-over-IP-enabled multichannel monitoring system, the Model 792 Central Controller and the Model 793 Control Console. The new system combines a rack-mounted main electronics unit with a desktop-user control surface. The so-called “fully-pro” signal path uses programmable logic to support both digital and analog audio. An extensive set of […]

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The Golden Rules of Sound System Implementation and Design

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Disclaimer: This is one of those topics that seems to require periodic reminders and refreshers. Why this is the case is one of the great mysteries of the AV life, but we seem to lose sight of the core principals reasonably regularly, and thus — the following is your scheduled reminder that the foundational rules […]

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TASCAM Updates USB Audio Interface Driver

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TASCAM announced an update to its USB Audio Interface Driver, Version 4.0 for Windows. Available now as a free download, the 4.0 driver update reflects TASCAM’s firm commitment to improving driver stability and performance based on user input and technology/OS updates while delivering an ultra-low latency solution for a streamlined workflow during recording and mixing. […]

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Premier Mounts Expands LED Mount Options for Barco XT

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Premier Mounts announced the expansion of its LED mounts product line with the new Convergent XT modular LED mount for Barco XT. Premier Mounts adds Barco to a long list of major LED manufacturers who have solutions that can be paired with Convergent. In the Fall of 2018, PM added to the Convergent product line […]

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Effectively Reaching New Customers

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In December, I was a panelist for a session of the HETMA conference. I can not recall the exact conversation that led to us discussing getting cold calls from vendors. Several of us who are “customers” replied how much we dislike getting the cold calls or emails. What struck me most about the conversation and […]

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Environmental Lights Launches New Five-in-One LED Light Sheets

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Environmental Lights announced the launch of the new five-in-one LED Light Sheets. The five-in-one LED Light Sheet is a cuttable and modular light sheet designed specifically for backlighting applications where bolder colors or softer pastels are of importance. Five LEDs are packaged in every node on each light sheet. All five colors can be mixed […]

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How Dante Could Disrupt the AV-Over-IP Market

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By Aviad Cohen Founder, Comeet I’ve been a fan of AV-over-IP ever since I first worked with the technology — but the number of vendors and different solutions out in the market make it very hard for customers to choose. How could an AV investment be protected if there is no standard? You can be […]

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Sennheiser Debuts New Version of MobileConnect Streaming Solution

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At this year’s ISE, Sennheiser debuted a new version of its MobileConnect streaming solution, offering students an individual assistive listening capability through the convenience of their own smartphone. The system provides operators the ability to implement complex architectures and to manage them from a central location. The Wi-Fi-based MobileConnect system delivers high audio quality with […]

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Sony Expands Laser Projector Line, Introduces Six New Models

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Sony has expanded its laser projector lineup with the introduction of six new models, ranging from a 13,000-lumen high brightness model to 5,000-lumen mid-range compact models. Three are WUXGA models: VPL-FHZ131L (13,000lm), VPL-FHZ101L (10,000 lumen) and VPL-FHZ91L (9,000lm) and two are 5,000-lumen: the VPL-PHZ12 (WUXGA), which has a 0.76-inch LCD panel and the VPL-CWZ10 (WXGA) […]

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L-Acoustics Launches First Install-Specific Amplified Controller at ISE 2020

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L-Acoustics launches its first install-specific amplifier controller at ISE. Primarily designed to power compact L-Acoustics loudspeakers, the bridgeable 4×4-channel LA2Xi offers anywhere from one to four outputs, allowing it to also drive medium and large format loudspeakers, in full or reduced SPL, for various types of applications. LA2Xi can power background music in leisure installations, […]

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Leyard Planar Enters microLED Market With 0.6-mm 8K Display

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At ISE 2020, Leyard Planar has introduced an ultra-fine pitch LED display with a 0.6-millimeter video wall featuring microLED, which was previously previewed at CES 2020. The display measures 216 inches and features 8K resolution.In addition to the 0.6-millimeter technology demonstration, Leyard Planar showed other fine pitch LED innovations, including the next-generation DirectLight X LED […]

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VuWall Adds to VuStream Family of Encoders and Decoders at ISE 2020

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VuWall has broadened its family of VuStream encoders and decoders. Demonstrated for the first time at ISE 2020 in Booth 15-K250, VuStream encoders and decoders support H.264 and Software-Defined Video-over-Ethernet (SDVoE) standards. The VuStream family includes the Series 100, 200, 300 and 500 to suit almost any AV-over-IP encoding or decoding requirements. The product line offers a mix […]

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