PixelFLEX Aims New FLEXUltra XT at Studio Applications for LED

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PixelFLEX’s new FLEXUltra XT is specifically for live production. Each panel is 16:9 aspect ratio, available in 1.5mm, 1.9mm and 2.5mm pixel pitch options and includes an impact-resistant COB PixelShield technology to withstand the demands of the production world. Additionally, the front-serviceable modules make it easy to maintain each panel, and the easy Z-Axis adjustments […]

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You Didn’t Know You Needed a 6K Camera Until Blackmagic Design Debuted One

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Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is available immediately […]

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The BEST of InfoComm 2019 Awards

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Welcome to the 2019 Best of InfoComm Awards! Unlike ANY other awards program at InfoComm, manufacturers can’t pay to enter — in fact, they can’t even nominate their own products. We are NOT pay-for-play. What do we mean? Well, EVERY OTHER product award program in and around InfoComm are what are known as pay-for-play. Pay-for-play […]

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Now disguise r16 Is Live

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disguise has announced the release of r16, improving the workflows for projection and AR projects. Developments to the user experience include a complete design overhaul to improve the execution and usability of the Cue List, more flexibility to work with external control systems and a multi-edit function to streamline workflows when working with groups of […]

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LG Ships 130” Pre-Packaged LED Screen

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At InfoComm 2019, LG launched a 130-inch LED screen with integrated audio, HDMI inputs and no bezel – think of it as a 130-LCD panel only it’s LED. The LG DVLED LAA Series Signage is aimed at conference room installs as well as digital signage applications – here’s a video we shot of it at […]

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ES925 Modular Gooseneck Mics Ship from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica is now shipping its new Engineered Sound line of modular microphone systems with several dozen variations of the ES925 gooseneck microphone. All ES925 modular microphone components are interchangeable with each other, allowing users to configure each microphone system from a choice of three different polar patterns (“C,”/cardioid “H”/hypercardioid and “ML”/MicroLine designations); four power module […]

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ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica has expanded the company’s conferencing/discussion solutions with the ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System. The hybrid design allows hundreds of infrared and wired discussion units to be combined into a single system. The ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System provides 24-bit/48 kHz uncompressed digital audio for natural-sounding voice reproduction, along with a 12-band feedback suppressor that […]

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New Dante Controller with Dante Updater Debuts from Audinate

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Audinate has announced the availability of Dante Controller 4.2.3 with Dante Updater. Dante Updater is a new feature that makes it easy to update firmware in Dante devices. Firmware files are hosted by Audinate so they are always up-to-date. Dante Updater also allows product manufacturers to more easily bring critical updates to customers by making […]

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Radial Engineering Ships New SW8-USB Auto-Switcher and USB Playback Interface

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Radial Engineering is shipping its SW8-USB auto-switching USB playback interface. The SW8-USB is an eight-channel device designed primarily for live concerts where backing tracks are used to reinforce the performance. Should your primary playback source suffer a failure or dropout, the SW8-USB can switch to a backup source to prevent any negative effects on the […]

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Epson Delivers 9K Lumen Pro L Laser Projector

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Epson announced today it is already shipping its 9,000-lumen Pro L laser projectors aimed at conference rooms, auditoriums and Rental applications. The new white Epson Pro L1490U and black Epson Pro L1495U join the Pro L large-venue laser projector lineup offering every possible input (including 3G-SDI, HDBaseT, HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, 5-BNC and stereo mini 10), […]

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Extron Ships DTP2 R 211, an HDCP 2.2-Compliant 4K 4:4:4 Receiver

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Extron is shipping the DTP2 R 211, a twisted pair HDMI receiver that accepts the transmission of HDMI and multichannel audio, as well as bidirectional RS232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. This HDCP 2.2-compliant product accommodates the full 18 Gbps data rate of HDMI 2.0b and […]

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New XTA MX36 Console Switching System Aimed at Managing Audio at Live Events and Festivals

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XTA’s new MX36 Console is a DSP-enabled speaker switching system for live events. The dual-rack MX36 can accommodate as many as nine consoles via 36 inputs across analog, AES and Dante networks. Inputs are arranged in sets of four to support standard left, right, front-fill and sub feeds from each individual console. All AES inputs […]

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You Got Drones in My Huddle Room

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If you read our industry press at all (and I hope you do) you will note large numbers of articles on two subjects: 1. The “Huddle Room” and 2. Drones When two subjects like these fascinate an industry, it is almost inevitable that they combine in some way. (I consider this the “you got peanut […]

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LMS206 from Amate Audio Debuts

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Amate Audio has introduced the new LMS206 loudspeaker management processor, making the advanced system configuration capabilities of its NÍTID active loudspeaker series available for use with passive audio systems. The LMS206 is the first of a series of next generation loudspeaker management processors, providing continuous ‘round the clock’ uncompromising operation, employing a 64-bit DSP architecture. […]

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Masque Sound Enters Staging Market

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Masque Sound announced the launch of its Production Services division (MPS). The newly-created division provides equipment rentals and production services for live and recorded events for clients outside of Masque Sound’s Broadway theater productions business. MPS serves shorter-term events such as concerts, TV shows, corporate presentations, galas and a range of special events. The idea […]

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Does Certification Matter?

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As a manager, I’m often faced with the question of what requirements we should put into a job description when we are ready to hire a person. Experience is always the easiest one to figure out. You think about how senior the position is and then you base years of experience or type of experiences […]

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Ross Video Releases XPression Graphics V9.0

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Ross Video announced the official release of version 9 of the XPression real-time motion graphics platform, which includes over 40 new features ranging from extended font management, enhancements to the data-driven graphics content tool DataLinq, and the acquisition of content beginning in traditional desktop design software to controlling playout of multiple XPression graphics engines. When […]

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Leyard and Planar VM Series LCD Video Wall Line Adds Four New Displays

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Today, Leyard and Planar introduced four new offerings to the company’s Planar VM Series line of LCD video wall displays. Featuring the industry’s smallest bezels and a new 49-inch size, the new models broaden the Planar VM Series offering and add state-of-the-art tiled bezel performance. The expanded Planar VM Series product line offers customers looking […]

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Brightline Ships cMe2 Lighting Kit for UCC spaces

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Brightline today announced its new cMe2 huddle room light is shipping. The compact fixture is specifically designed for spaces that have inadequate lighting for videoconferencing and other video recordings. We actually shot a video fo this at InfoComm and you can see if here: Providing pure white LED-based lighting, the cost-effective cMe2 offers on-board dimming […]

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MicroSet Microphones Are Already Shipping from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica is now shipping the BP892x, BP893x and BP894x MicroSet headworn microphones — updated versions of its BP892, BP893 and BP894 models. Primary improvements include detachable cables and more secure ear loops for comfort and fit. All models will be available with a variety of terminations for wired, Audio-Technica and third-party wireless systems and in […]

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Another View on Biamp Buying Community and Apart Speaker Brands

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By James Kirby Industry Analyst, Futuresource Consulting Yet further consolidation has hit the professional audio markets, with Biamp’s acquisition of the Community and Apart loudspeaker brands. This follows a consolidation trend which Futuresource has being reporting on for some time, with pro audio moving further away from the independent, family-run industry it once was. This announcement […]

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Da-Lite Fast-Fold Deluxe Screen Enhanced for Portability

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Da-Lite just debuted a new Fast-Fold Deluxe Screen System aimed at rental and staging applications. A new leg-to-frame locking mechanism accommodates a variety of user skill levels for intuitive and efficient set-up and tear-down. All parts are completely self-contained on the screen frame and leg, offering toolless convenience to the portable screen market. Fast-Fold Deluxe […]

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New DMP 64 Plus Series of Digital Matrix Processors Launches from Extron

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Extron just debuted the DMP 64 Plus series of compact Digital Matrix Processors, featuring six DSP input channels with AEC, which take up only a half rack space. With a mix matrix, a USB audio interface and 6×4 analog connectivity, the DMP 64 Plus provides the ability to easily connect and route signals to accommodate […]

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Why in the Heck Would Biamp Buy Community and Apart Audio? Hint: QSC

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By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Rashid Skaf-led Biamp is buying Audioprof Group International, which is the parent company of Community Loudspeakers (based in Philadelphia) and Apart Audio (based in Antwerp, Belgium) from 3d Investors of Gent, Belgium. Bruce Howze founded the company in 1968, which was first named Community Light and Sound. […]

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PixelFLEX VisionPro HD Is Pre-Packaged LED Wall (on Wheels)

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PixelFLEX LED just launched VisionPro HD, a giant LED-based Smart TV of sorts. VisionPro HD is constructed with a reflection-free surface, to reduce any room or light interference, is bezel-less, since it’s LED and is available in four models; a 110-inch display at 1.2mm pixel pitch, a 138-inch display at 1.5mm pixel pitch, a 165-inch […]

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Upstage Video Debuts 8-Foot Wide LED Package for Rental Applications

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Upstage Video today debuted the EZ LED, aimed at rental LED applications. The self-contained LED features a 5×8-foot, 2.6-millimeter pixel pitch LED screen that can be elevated up to 11 feet in the air. The screen is mounted inside a steel-constructed container on wheel thus, set-up takes about 15 minutes and it’s preconfigured with an […]

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Modulo Player V5.2 from Modulo Pi Is Newest Media Server Update

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Modulo Pi just announced that it’s shipping the Modulo Player v5.2, as well as a new version of its embedded live mixer which now includes full integration of Stream Deck control pads. The company has also announced the official and immediate release of Modulo Player v5.2. Modulo Pi says the Modulo Player is a cost-effective […]

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Eris XT Active Studio Monitors from PreSonos Ship

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PreSonus is shipping the new Eris XT active studio monitors, featuring an elliptical waveguide design that they claim provides a wider sweet spot and more focused vertical dispersion. Larger enclosures afford an extended low-frequency response that complements the new high-frequency design. The new custom elliptical waveguide design provides high-frequency response with a broad 100° horizontal […]

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AV Junction Gives It Another Try – This Time with Free Online Platform

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If you’re looking for either contract and full time AVtweeps, AV Junction now has a free web platform. AV Junction provides companies with access to “pre-vetted” (this is their term and not verified or validated as to what exactly this means) AV professionals. This is a dedicated online marketplace for AV people. AV Junction says […]

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MSE Audio Debuts SoundTube Entertainment STNet Switch II

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MSE Audio just announced the SoundTube Entertainment STNet Switch II, a proprietary Power over Ethernet, rack-mountable switch designed for use in Dante networks. Featuring 16-ports, the STNet Switch II is designed for pairing with STNet IPD Speakers. SoundTube Entertainment’s STNet Switch II is a 1-RU, 16-port Gigabit switch. The STNet Switch II’s 700-watt power supply […]

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IDK Ships AV-Over-IP Bridge for IP-NINJAR and Dante Audio Network

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IDK is now shipping its IP-NINJAR / Dante Audio Bridge (NJR-AB08DAN). The bridge transcodes audio signals directly between its AV-Over-IP 10G SDVoE-based IP-NINJAR and Dante environments. Audio signal transport is enabled from NJR transmitters to Dante devices and from Dante device to NJR receivers. The new IP-NINJAR Bridge eliminates the need for third-party converters and […]

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