Roland’s Professional A/V Announces V-160HD Streaming Video Switcher for Hybrid Production

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Roland Professional A/V’s division announced the V-160HD Streaming Video Switcher, a multichannel HD video switcher with built-in streaming capabilities. Designed for hybrid production, the V-160HD allows users to connect with live audiences in Full HD with comprehensive HDMI and SDI I/O and simultaneously stream to any popular web platform via USB-C. The V-160HD also features […]

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Powersoft Expands Amplifier T Series With T902 and T904

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Powersoft announced two additions to its touring amplifier platform under the T Series. The T902 is a two-channel amplifier specified to deliver 4000W at 2 ohms, 3200W at 4 ohms or 1800W at 8 ohms. Its high rail voltage and peak current on the outputs make it ideal for driving large 4-ohm subwoofers (like dual […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Announces LCD Laser Projector for Corporate, Higher Ed and Rental

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions today announced the availability of the PA804UL LCD laser projector. Aimed at corporate, higher education and rental/staging applications, the first of the PA Series projectors is 8,200 lumens, dubbed the PA804UL, and is native 4K 60P resolution. Its dual blue laser systems offer white balance over the life of the projector […]

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Eastern Acoustic Works Releases NTX Series Line Array and SBX Subwoofer

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Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) announced its NTX Series Line Array and SBX Series Subwoofer. EAW’s NTX201L is a 2-by-10-inch articulated array with an integrated 1600-watt two-channel amplifier and universal PFC power supply. The NTX210L operates in the 55hz-18khz range with a max SPL of 140db and has a 90-degree horizontal and 12-degree vertical nominal beam […]

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Sony Electronics Releases Updated Virtual Webcam Driver for Transmission Support

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Sony Electronics released Version 3.0 for the BRC-X400, SRG-X400 and SRG-X120 cameras, which will support the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol. This brings high-quality video transmission with low latency in a wide range of applications and uses including remote production, seminars, live events, education and faith. The SRT Alliance, which Sony joined in January 2021, offers an open-source protocol that combines […]

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Pixel Artworks and WrightTech Media Partner for Rock of Gibraltar Projection Mapping Project

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Pixel Artworks created an immersive light and sound installation within St Michael’s Cave on the Rock of Gibraltar. The Gibraltar Government awarded the project to WrightTech Media, a local digital marketing solutions company with extensive knowledge of the site. Pixel Artworks collaborated with WrightTech Media on the pitch as well as the design and delivery […]

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‘Networks of Tomorrow’ Drone Show Achieves Guinness World Record

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When the energy group E.ON SE launched its “Networks of Tomorrow” campaign to highlight the importance of energy networks for the success of energy transition, it decided to stage a drone show in which a new world record was set: 150 drones flew 13 dynamic and static formations in a row over the Berlin Olympic […]

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Almo Pro A/V Reveals “HoloPod,” Expands Hologram Technology

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Almo Pro A/V has announced the expansion of its hologram technology offering for businesses. Through its exclusive U.S. distribution partnership with ARHT Media, Almo now offers ARHT’s newest addition, HoloPod, a permanent version of the already available HoloPresence display. It is capable of delivering lifelike holograms that give a sense of presence in any room. […]

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New Take1 Insurance White Paper Details the Safe Return of Live Events

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Take1 Insurance today announced the immediate availability of a new educational white paper entitled “Reopening Live Events Safely: An Industry View” that can be downloaded for free here. The publication of the new white paper follows last week’s announcement that Take1, in partnership with Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions and the Event Safety Alliance, will provide […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases KDS-10 Transceiver Encoder and Decoder

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Kramer Electronics’ KDS-10 is a dual-stream transceiver for streaming 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) video signals via Ethernet over copper cable. The KDS−10 can be set as either an encoder or decoder. As an encoder, it encodes and streams one or two HDMI inputs over an IP network via H.264 or H.265. As a decoder, it receives the encoded signal, […]

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Sony Professional Display Line Expands Digital Signage Usage and Functionality

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With the introduction of the BZ35J and BZ30J series of 4K HDR BRAVIA Professional Displays, Sony continues to expand its digital signage and presentation display lineup. Building on the previously announced 32-inch FW-32BZ30J model, the new options range in size from 43 to 75 inches to accommodate corporate and education environments of varying sizes. Sony […]

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TVU Networks Integrates Center Stage for Automated Subject Tracking

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TVU Networks announced its TVU Anywhere solution has integrated support for Center Stage, a new iPad Pro (M1 Chip models) feature that automates subject tracking. Subject Tracking is a feature that eliminates the need for a camera operator in many situations. Integrating technology like this opens the door to more professional production experiences that do […]

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Marshall Electronics Launches Two New Global Shutter Cameras

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Marshall Electronics launched its CV568 and CV368 Global Shutter Cameras with Genlock, designed for sportscast, racing, esports, remote production or any application that requires high speed or low light capture. These two new camera models will be available for purchase later this month, beginning June 30, 2021. The CV568 and CV368 POV camera models have […]

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Panasonic Adds Quad Pixel Drive to 1-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE Laser Projection Line

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Panasonic has added Quad Pixel Drive to its 1-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE laser projection products to create the 5,200-lumen PT-FRQ50 projector. In addition to 4K (3840 x 2160) images, the projector also supports 240Hz/1080p frame rates with minimal input-to-output latency of under 8ms. Quad Pixel Drive, Panasonic’s original pixel-quadrupling technology, produces detailed 4K images that […]

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Panasonic Debuts New 4K Solution Lineup of Projectors, Lenses and Displays

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Panasonic debuted a new lineup of 4K solutions including new 4K 1-Chip DLP projectors and interactive displays. The Panasonic PT-RDQ10 Series of 1-Chip DLP laser projectors designed for entertainment, rental and corporate installs. There are three models that range from 8,000 to 10,000 lumens as well as an optional ET-DLE020 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens with zero […]

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Optoma Announces FHDS 130-inch LED Display

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19Optoma announced an all-in-one 130-inch LED dubbed the FHDS130 SOLO LED display for boardrooms, classrooms, houses of worship, retail and hospitality. Pre-calibrated connectivity is via one HDMI cable. The native 1080p FHDS130 SOLO LED has a 3,000Hz refresh rate, delivers 800 nits of brightness with a 5,000:1 contrast ratio and is eco-friendly (<0.5W standby mode) […]

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Panasonic Announces New Series of 1-Chip DLP Laser Projectors

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Panasonic announced its new Series of 1-Chip DLP laser projectors in the form of the PT-RDQ10 Series is designed for entertainment, rental and corporate installs. It comes in three different models, ranging from 8,000 to 10,000 lumens. Panasonic says the optional ET-DLE020 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens with zero offset adds versatility by enabling large-scale images to […]

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Mo-Sys Engineering Releases New Multinode Media Server Solution

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Mo-Sys Engineering has released a new multinode media server solution for LED volumes to meet the demands of final pixel XR production for film and TV. Mo-Sys VP Pro XR is a hardware and software solution combining multinode nDisplay architecture, an improved VP Pro real-time compositor/synchronizer, and a new XR tool set. This XR media […]

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Apogee Updates Symphony Desktop Software for Hybrid Native Workflow

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Apogee released software version 1.19 for Symphony Desktop, its flagship home studio audio interface. This release features the Apogee Control Software and the Apogee Channel FX Plugin which allows you to set up a hybrid DSP+ Native workflow from your DAW using the DualPath Link mode. What’s Included in Release 1.19: Apogee Control 2 software […]

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VR Tech Firm Igloo Vision Gets $2.8 Million Investment, Expands Global Growth Plans

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Igloo Vision has secured a new £2 million ($2.8 million) investment to support its global growth plans. Igloo Vision’s technology and software enables any digital content (including immersive virtual reality or 360° content) to be displayed in a physically shared space. In the past, the firm has operated by renting and selling its dome-like immersive […]

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Rohde & Schwarz PRISMON Multiviewers Updated with Automated Control and Reconfiguration

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Rohde & Schwarz has added to the functionality of its R&S PRISMON multiviewers with Multiviewer Control Centre (MCC). The update enables a single point of control for a network of multiviewers, which can be automated. This gives an instant reconfiguration of multiple displays. PRISMON is a software-defined multiviewer architecture designed specifically with IP studio production […]

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Planar Announces Release of DirectLight Ultra Series

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Planar today announced the release of the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series, a premium line of fine pitch LED video wall displays. The Planar DirectLight Ultra Series includes models with MicroLEDs, off-board power supply, proprietary alignment technology and built-in processing. Offering models in 0.6, 0.7, 0.9 and 1.2-millimeter pixel pitches, the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series is […]

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Electro-Voice Announces PREVIEW Software for Configuring Its Line-Array Loudspeakers

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Electro-Voice just announced PREVIEW, a new platform-independent software application designed to configure Electro-Voice line-array loudspeakers for optimized coverage. The software provides efficient system setup by creating visualizations of coverage, SPL, frequency response and precise mechanical load calculations. PREVIEW features a full-color 3D interface with user-friendly, flexible tools and a streamlined workflow. This helps specifiers, designers […]

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tvONE CORIOmatrix Video Switching Router Now Integrate With Bosch Conferencing Systems

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tvONE has announced a partnership with Bosch for its CORIOmatrix video switching router and Bosch’s conferencing systems. tvONE says using its 4K CORIOmatrix router — which enables the mixing of AV, broadcast, IP and legacy sources seamlessly and at very low latency — with Bosch’s conference solutions facilitates streaming of the active speaker video to […]

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Professional Audio in AV — Emerging From a Pandemic

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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, negatively impacting many of the industries which previously provided long-term growth for […]

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Royole Corporation Releases Flexible Micro-LED Display

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Royole Corporation revealed the world’s first bendable, stretchable and twistable microLED display technology. Stretchable electronics build electronic circuits with stretchability and elasticity. Stretchable displays are not only foldable and rollable but also capable of 3D free form shaping, including pulling, twisting, convex and concave deformations. This accommodates three-dimensional folding for creating more compact smart devices […]

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Sennheiser Updates MobileConnect Wi-Fi for Larger Audio Streams

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Sennheiser has updated its MobileConnect Wi-Fi streaming solution for simpler use and a new “Standalone Use” mode. MobileConnect’s new Standalone Mode allows higher education institutions to integrate MobileConnect into their existing Wi-Fi network for assistive listening support. This plug-and-play mode is especially attractive for smaller systems and first installations, yet the solution is still fully scalable. Each MobileConnect […]

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BIM CUBE Uses Scalable Display Technologies for Distanced Collaboration During Pandemic

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Technological capabilities are ever-increasing in the architectural, engineering and construction industry. Collaborative Ultimate Building Environment (CUBE) is known for pioneering a mobile stand-alone room that creates an immersive experience of the built environment before construction commences. In 2018, CUBE created the BIM CUBE (or Building Information Modeling CUBE) so users could seamlessly collaborate between the […]

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Sony Adds Touch Technology to Displays Through TSItouch Collaboration

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Sony’s BZ40H series of 4K HDR displays announced a technology collaboration with interactive specialist TSItouch. The collaboration adds infrared (IR) multitouch technology to the 55, 65 and 75-inch models of Sony’s BRAVIA professional displays. TSItouch Pulse Type IR technology detects virtually any input — including a finger, gloved finger, stylus or pen — and enables […]

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Roland JUPITER-X Editor Now Available for macOS and Windows

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The JUPITER-X Editor from Roland is available now for free for macOS and Windows. The JUPITER-X and JUPITER-Xm are among the deepest, biggest-sounding, and most complex synthesizers Roland has ever made. Developed for sonic explorers who love to craft sounds down to the finest details, the JUPITER-X Editor provides a user-friendly graphical interface that makes […]

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Extron Announces Quantum Expansion Cards for Large Video Walls

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Extron just announced the availability of Quantum Expansion IN and Quantum Expansion OUT cards that simplify the design, integration, and operation of large video walls. The cards link up to five Quantum Ultra frames together, extending the high-speed HyperLane bus between processors. Once configured, the processors operate as a single system with a common, shared […]

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Vivitek Adds Four New Sizes to NovoDisplay Digital Signage Line

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Vivitek’s NovoDisplay family of 4K (3,840 x 2,160) UCC and digital signage displays has grown by adding four sizes, 43”, 55”, 65” and 75”. The flagship is the 55” model — able to be used in both landscape and portrait modes and designed for 18/7 operation. It comes integrated with NovoDS software. Using NovoDS Studio, […]

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