Datapath Adds New 4K Graphics Card for Video Wall, LED Display Application

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Datapath has debuted the Image2K, ironically, a 4K graphics card with multiple outputs aimed at simplifying video wall applications using LED displays. Datapath’s Image2K can mix 4K and HD outputs, all at 60 frames per second, using Datapath’s VSN or iolite 600 chassis — and they both can use up to eight Image2K cards for […]

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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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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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Extron Expands DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of Matrix Switchers With Two New Models

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Extron has just released 16×8 and 16×16 models to the DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of HDMI matrix switchers. They support data rates up to 18 Gbps and video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 color sampling, HDR, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, HD lossless audio formats and CEC. Extron technologies such as EDID […]

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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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Extron Releases EMS Express Mobile Software – Quantum Ultra for Windows 10 Devices

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Extron just released the EMS Express Mobile Software – Quantum Ultra. The software is now available for Windows 10 platform devices, including Microsoft Surface. EMS-Quantum Ultra combines the freedom of wireless control with an easy-to-use application. The software is operated with familiar finger gestures: drag and drop, swipe and tap. It also includes capabilities like […]

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Extron Releases XTP System Configuration Software for Its XTP Systems

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Extron has announced availability of the XTP System Configuration Software for XTP Systems. This comprehensive update includes XTP WindoWall, an enhancement that brings video wall capabilities to XTP. The configuration software works with XTP scaling receivers to enable a mix of full screen and image magnification across multiple displays. WindoWall supports multiple canvases and features […]

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Agile for AV: Go-To-Market Strategies for AV Firms

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The problem is not your technology. The problem is that you can’t pivot fast enough to keep up with the changes (set in motion by a global pandemic). The reason you can’t keep up is that your management system is based on a static, backward-looking, historical view of the AV market because it’s always worked, […]

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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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Recharge Centers: Technology’s Influence on Our Moods and Emotions

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According to Kenny Chesney, “We all have a song that somehow stamped our lives, takes us to another place and time,” I know that I certainly do. But can technology do that too? Here are the facts: We know that numerous studies have shown the effect of technology on teenagers, along with the results of […]

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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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Brightline Upgrades Select SeriesONE Studio Light Fixtures

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Brightline announced Thursday that it has upgraded its L1.2 and L1.4 LED SeriesONE studio light fixtures with variable color temperature and improved color rendering. Plus, the fixtures are now available with optional wireless DMX/RDM (remote device management) control that provides bidirectional RF signal distribution between the transmitter and lighting console and eliminates the need for […]

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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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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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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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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Mini Pro ISO Production Switcher

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Blackmagic Design announced the ATEM Mini Pro ISO Thursday. It’s a new live production switcher with a five-channel stream recording engine that allows all video inputs to be recorded — allowing a live production to be edited after the event. This also allows users to get a clean feed of all inputs and use edit […]

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Marantz Adds Slimline 8K Ultra HD AV Receiver

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Marantz announced its latest slimline 8K Ultra HD AV receiver, the NR1711, on Thursday. Identical power is provided on all channels (50 watts per channel: 8-ohm, 20 hertz – 20 kilohertz, THD: 0.08%, two-channel drive) with low-impedance driver capability. The NR1711 enables users to transform and upgrade their home cinema experience to support multidimensional object-oriented […]

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LG to Debut New 0.9-mm and 1.2-mm Flagship LED Line Next Month Under LSAA Lineup

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LG Business Solutions is launching an LED Signage system in the United States in August. The LG LSAA LED Signage series, which represents the flagship of LG’s line, will be available initially in a 1.2-millimeter pixel pitch version, followed by 0.9 and 1.5-mm models later this year. LG designed this solution around a single LED […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications and Sharp Business Systems Team up to Make Remote Concierge Station

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Yamaha Unified Communications and Sharp Business Systems have partnered to provide the hospitality, enterprise, education, health care and government industries with a post-COVID Remote Concierge Station solution. This partnership results in a combination of Sharp’s 40-inch or 50-inch flat-screens and Yamaha’s CS-700 Video Sound Bar in a mobile stand to allow organizations to staff key […]

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Extron Now Shipping HAE 100 4K Plus Audio De-embedder

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Extron has started shipping its HAE 100 4K Plus audio de-embedder. The HAE 100 4K Plus extracts audio from a 4K HDMI source and provides outputs for stereo and dual-mono analog audio signals and digital audio multichannel or two-channel formats. It is HDCP compliant to ensure display of content-protected media and supports data rates up […]

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Panasonic Expands Studio Camera Lineup with New 4K Solution

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Panasonic announced an expansion to its studio camera lineup with the AK-UC3300, designed to provide production teams with a 4K solution for inside studios and live events. (The AK-UC3300 camera was designed specifically for live production, broadcast, houses of worship, rental and staging and esports environments.) Like Panasonic’s flagship AK-UC4000 studio camera, the AK-UC3300 supports […]

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Atomos Enables 4K ProRes RAW Recording With Sony Alpha 7S III

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Atomos just announced RAW recording at up to 4K@60Hz via HDMI from Sony’s new Alpha 7S III (ILCE-7SM3) full-frame mirrorless camera to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. The Alpha 7S III has a CMOS image sensor, and the Ninja V can record its full dynamic range in Apple ProRes RAW for maximum detail and latitude […]

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New L-Acoustics M1 Suite Pairs System Measurement and Control Software for One Solution

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L-Acoustics just introduced the M1 suite of measurement and monitoring tools for data acquisition and live monitoring. The M1 suite pairs system measurement and control software to work natively as one solution for calibration. Tuning of a venue requires both data capture and analysis and calibration processes typically involve estimating optimum EQ and alignment settings, […]

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Sony Debuts VPL-GTZ380 Flagship Projector Using New 4K DCI Chip — Capable of 120Hz Refresh Too!

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Sony Electronics launched the VPL-GTZ380 Monday — marketed as its new flagship elective 3LCD, SXRD projector with a native 4096×2160 4K DCI chipset. Integrated with 10,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-GTZ380 features a newly developed 0.74” Native 4K SXRD panel that Sony specs at 16,000:1 contrast ratio. By adopting a new liquid crystal material for the […]

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ProAV Industry — Market Movements, Emerging Opportunities and the Road to Recovery

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Here’s a message from our LAVNCH EMEA partner, Futuresource, regarding the future of the ProAV market — as we start to move out of COVID-19 in 2021. In case you weren’t aware, Futuresource and rAVe have partnered for an all-EMEA virtual event taking place September 2-3 2020, called LAVNCH EMEA. It’s open for free registration […]

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Absen Debuts 0.9-mm MiniLED and New 2.5-mm and 3.9-mm LEDs

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Absen America just launched two new LED display products to the North American market: HC0.9, a MiniLED product incorporating 4-in-1 IMD and common cathode technology, and K Plus series, a cost-effective commercial display product. HC0.9 is Absen’s new 0.9-millimeter MiniLED display designed for the high-end control room market and other mission-critical environments that require ultra-high definition […]

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Williams AV Announces Caption Assist for Real-time Open Captioning and Audio Archiving

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Williams AV announced something called Caption Assist, an AI-based, real-time open captioning and audio archiving system. Powered by Google’s artificial intelligence platform, Caption Assist can transcribe up to 27 languages and 70+ dialects with up to 94% accuracy. Caption Assist employs a simple iOS and Android app for easy system setup and control. Billing is […]

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EnGenius Technologies Releases Two Multi-gigabit Switches for IT and AV-over-IP Applications

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EnGenius Technologies released the EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 and ECS2512FP multi-gigabit switches — aimed at both IT and AV-over-IP applications. Both the EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 ($499) and ECS2512FP ($749) multi-gigabit switches include a full-featured layer 2+ switching capacity (120G), eight high-speed 2.5G ports, and four dual-speed 10G SFP+ slots for fiber uplinks. These switches deliver high […]

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Magewell Adds New 4K M.2 Video Capture Card to Its Eco Capture Family

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Magewell announced the sixth model in its Eco Capture family of ultra-compact, power-efficient, M.2 video capture cards Wednesday. Providing input signal compatibility for older 4K source equipment, the Eco Capture QL-SDI 4K M.2 captures one video channel — with embedded audio — up to 4096×2160 at 60 frames per second over quad-link, 3G-SDI connectivity. Magewell’s […]

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Extron Shows 4K Capable USB-C to HDMI Converter

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Extron just debuted the USB-C HD 101 interface that converts USB-C signals to HDMI, providing an easy way to integrate USB-C sources into an existing AV system. The interface offers up to 60 watts of power to charge a connected USB-C source device, and it supports USB-C Alt Mode video resolutions up to 4K/60 for […]

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