Samsung Sero Comes to US

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Back in April, we published a story about a little-known launch (in Korea) of a Samsung TV that rotates from landscape to portrait modes, called Sero. Now it’s being debuted this week in the U.S. at CES! The Sero is the first consumer TV that can be used in both horizontal and vertical (portrait and […]

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The Top 9 AV News Stories of 2019

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2019 was like no other year I can recall. While the AV-economy experienced explosive growth, at the same time, a few big brands nearly disappeared, namely InFocus and Polycom. How can the Kleenex of projectors, InFocus, literally divest themselves of projectors? Well, it happened and, that happened to be our biggest story of 2019. In […]

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Microstaging Meetings: Is Small the New Big?

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If you are one of my readers (thank you) or if you are one of the many people in the rental industry that I am constantly calling for advice, you know that I have spent most of the last 18 months designing and implementing an “experience center” for a global manufacturer. The experience center type […]

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Extron Ships IN1804 DI/DO Scaler

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Extron is shipping its IN1804 DI/DO, a new member of the IN1804 family of compact, four-input scalers that provide scaling, switching and integration features. It supports HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps and is HDCP 2.2 compliant. To ensure best-in-class image quality, the switcher incorporates the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine with 4:4:4 […]

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Focusrite Plc. Acquires Martin Audio Ltd.

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Focusrite plc., the holding company for Focusrite, ADAM Audio, Novation and the Ampify Music brands, announced the acquisition of Martin Audio Ltd. Thursday. This acquisition follows on the heels of Berlin-based studio loudspeaker manufacturer ADAM Audio, but has been a consideration for Focusrite Founder and Chairman Phil Dudderidge for years, who said: “I have known […]

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Extron Adds to PLUS Series of Matrix Switchers

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Extron just added the DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS to the DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of high-end HDMI matrix switchers. This 4×2 model supports data rates up to 18 Gbps and video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. To maintain signal integrity and reliability, it provides automatic cable equalization on each input […]

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LG Business Solutions Ships New UltraFine IPS LED Monitors

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LG Business Solutions is shipping two new UltraFine IPS LED monitors aimed at macOS users; one is a 24-inch 4K (3840×160) display and the other is a 27-inch 5K (5120×2880) display. Both are commercial-grade displays specified at 500 nits of brightness. The 24MD4KLB-B LG UltraFine IPS LED monitor is a 23.74-inch 4K (3840×2160) model with […]

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Christie Adds 64-Bit Processing to Pandoras Box Version 6.4

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With the release of the new Pandoras Box Version 6.4, Christie introduces its new 64-bit processing software to the video server market. The Christie Pandoras Box is a family of hardware and software tools for real-time video processing and show control, excelling in live events, projection mapping, image compositing and interactive applications. The new version is […]

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Atomos Releases Update for Shogun 7 HDR Monitor-Recorder-Switcher

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A new update for the Atomos Shogun 7 HDR monitor-recorder-switcher (AtomOS 10.4) was released today, and it adds touch-controlled switching, quad monitoring and ISO recording functionality. This allows the user to switch back and forth between four live HD SDI video streams (up to 1080p@60Hz). Tapping on an input stream’s window (while in the quad-view […]

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Just Add Power Now Shipping 1G AV-over-IP Solution

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Just Add Power (J+P) has started to ship its 1G AV-over-IP accessory called Warp Engine. It’s a 1RU transmitter/receiver explicitly designed for video walls to allow the content to be displayed at any imaginable angle — thus, allowing you to use varying display configurations to create “shapes” or “galleries” of monitors making up one wall. […]

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Key Digital Has a New Line of Plenum-Rated HDMI Cables

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Key Digital launched a line of plenum active optical HDMI fiber cables available in lengths from 10 meters / 33 feet to 100 m / 328 ft. This active optical copper hybrid cable series is 4K-capable and supports up to support up to 4K 24/25/30 Hertz 4:4:4/12 bits or 50/60 Hertz 4:2:0/12 bit, as well […]

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Rentman Rental Management Software Now Available in Spanish

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Rentman speaks Spanish now! Rentman released its rental management software to the Spanish-speaking market. The move aims to make the lives of both current and prospective customers from Spain, South and Central America easier, by allowing them to manage their rental business with increased clarity, quality and efficiency on an environment fully translated to Spanish. […]

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Panasonic Laser Projectors Featured in New Disney World Star Wars Ride

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Panasonic’s laser projectors are all over the place inside the new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. And we want to show you! So, here’s the footage we took riding the ride earlier today — it includes story spoilers so, if you’re going to experience the ride totally for […]

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ShowMeCables Launches L-com Cat6 Angled Patch Cables

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ShowMeCables has launched a line of patented right-angle Cat6 patch cables called L-com. These new angled Ethernet cables are designed for better cable management while protecting the connection within the cable. Non-angled patch cables risk damage when they are bent near the boot, breaking the wires inside the cord and severing the connection. L-com cables […]

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Eiki Debuts Two New HDR Large Venue Laser Projectors

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Eiki International just debuted two WUXGA (1920×1200) 1-chip DLP laser projectors with HDR: the EK-818U and the EK-812U, both aimed at digital signage, auditoriums, large conference rooms, theaters, houses of worship and other large venue applications. The EK-818U is specified at 9,500 lumens brightness with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio while the EK-812U laser projectors is […]

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Contacta to Launch V PRO Series Loop Drivers at ISE 2020

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At ISE 2020, Contacta will launch the new V PRO series of large area hearing loop drivers, alongside a new range of integrated OEM hearing loop systems. According to Contacta, the V PRO series will include the V22a, V34 and V34a, which all feature a guided loop setup to reduce installation time. They also include […]

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NSCA Continues Ethical Awards Program with No Entry Fees (Which We Celebrate!)

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NSCA just opened its 2020 Excellence in Business Awards entry period. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 17, 2020; there are no entry fees. Winners will receive recognition in various NSCA and industry publications, blogs, social media channels and newsletters, as well as recognition at NSCA’s 22nd annual Business & Leadership Conference on Feb. 26-28, […]

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MXL Microphones Releases Overstream Bundle for Livestreaming, Gaming

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MXL Microphones is shipping its Overstream and Overstream Pro Bundles for livestreaming and gaming. The bundles include a choice of either the 990 Blaze or 990 Blizzard condenser microphone with a desk-mounted, hinged-arm mic stand and an integrated all-in-one pop filter and shock mount. The Overstream Pro Bundle includes all the products within the Overstream […]

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Waves Audio Releases eMotion LV1 V11

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Waves Audio just announced the eMotion LV1 V11, an updated version of its eMotion LV1 live software mixer with new user-requested features, including the new MyMon Personal Monitor Mixing App. Based on Waves SoundGrid technology, each of the mixer’s channels has its own plug-in rack capable of running up to eight Waves and third-party plug-ins. […]

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Making Deeper Connections at ISE 2020

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EVENTS By Anastasia Burdeeva Public Relations Executive, ISE ISE returns to Amsterdam next February with a programme that will attract AV end-user and channel professionals alike.  Tuesday, 11 February 2020 sees Integrated Systems Europe – the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration – return to the […]

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Selling AV: Everything Is Amazing and No One Is Happy

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Comedian Louis CK once said: “Everything is amazing, and no one is happy.” In the neverending quest for the technology that makes everyone happy, no one is happy because the expectation is often that all technology should be perfect by now and that any issues with current technology (or lack thereof) could be fully remedied […]

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Epson Shipping Pro L10-Series Interchangeable-Lens Laser Projectors

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Epson announced availability Thursday for its Pro L10-Series interchangeable-lens laser projectors that offer a compact solution packed with robust features and premium projection technology. The new 6,000-lumen Pro L1060U, and 7,000-lumen Pro L1070U and Pro L1075U combine advanced installation features with bright, detailed imagery in a minimalist, discreet design to offer sharp, true-to-life images and […]

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BrightSign Introduces BrightVoice Digital Signage Solution

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BrightSign unveiled BrightVoice Tuesday — the company’s voice-activated digital signage solution that enables a unique, hands-free interactive experience. BrightVoice allows audiences to interact verbally with digital signage using wake words followed by natural voice commands that trigger playback of on-screen content, music, lighting and other devices. And while this type of interaction mimics the workflow […]

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Is There a Place for Smartphones in Professional Video Production?

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By Chris Evans Futuresource Consulting Another year, another iPhone. And with Google’s latest handset, the Pixel 4, unveiled only weeks later, the benchmark for all flagship smartphones has been set for the next year. In recent years, the latest upgrades have placed an emphasis on smartphones’ imaging capabilities. Innovations have brought us multiple camera modules, […]

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ATEN Technology Releases New Additions to KE Series

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ATEN Technology announced new additions Tuesday to its KE Series of KVM over IP Extenders. The solutions are designed for: the broadcasting industry (post-production and live events), control room environments (air traffic control, 911 call centers, utilities process control centers), network operation centers, surveillance/command control centers, data centers and testing labs. ATEN KE9950/KE9952 4K DisplayPort […]

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Sony Announces Upcoming Release of 4K LCD Professional Picture Monitor

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Sony Electronics unveiled a prototype of its new 24-inch 4K LCD professional picture monitor in Japan this week. The portable monitor offers high-grade picture quality and accurate color reproduction for 4K HDR productions designed as a reliable tool for applications such as on-set monitoring, non-linear video editing, studio wall monitoring, rack-mount monitoring of OB trucks […]

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Genelec Launches New Two-Way Active Installation Loudspeaker

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Genelec has announced the availability of the new 4430 two-way active installation loudspeaker, the first model to incorporate the company’s Smart IP technology. Smart IP provides power and audio via a standard CAT cable. The 4430 is a compact design that accepts both Dante and AES67 IP audio streams. It derives power via both PoE […]

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NEC Display Solutions Europe Announces All-in-One LED Screens

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NEC Display Solutions Europe has announced two new ranges of direct view all-in-one LED screens — the FE Series LED Bundles start at 110 inches, ranging from 1.2-millimeter to 3.5-millimeter pixel pitch. The bundles can be wall-mounted or have free-standing capability. The LED FE Series is for business applications, while NEC’s LED A Series digital […]

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KanexPro Drops Two Multiview KVM Switches

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KanexPro released this week the 4K Quad Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch and the Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch. The Multiview KVM switches allow users to connect up to four sources (1080p or 4K resolutions) to a single display simultaneously while using a single mouse and keyboard. The 4K Quad Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch allows for the […]

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