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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Martin Audio and RMB Audio Partnered for Duke University Commencement Ceremony Sound

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After the widespread cancellation of the 2020 graduation and commencement season in the U.S., students were anxious to know whether they would be able to celebrate the completion of their degree programs on a grand stage this year. Cooper Cannady of Martin Audio (partner RMB Audio), the event’s long-term services provider, was faced with the […]

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Pliant Technologies Updates MicroCom XR Intercom System

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Pliant Technologies has added a Repeater Mode and Roam Mode to its MicroCom XR digital wireless intercom. In addition to the two new operating modes, Pliant also unveils its MicroCom 900XR Receiver. It has a two-channel compact design that allows unlimited listen-only users to stay connected. The new Repeater Mode connects users working beyond the […]

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Digital Projection and Display Devices Project Life and Perseverance Into Downtown Atlanta

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2020 was a challenging year for many people. Calls for social distancing and shelter-in-place orders kept many in-doors for the better part of the year. As life adjusted to this new reality, the limited opportunities for recreation and fun had a negative impact on people’s outlook and emotions. With the year winding down and the […]

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Modulo Pi Updates Kinetic 4 Video Media Server

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Modulo Pi announced the launch of Modulo Kinetic version 4, offering a revamped user interface, improved 3D engine and new capabilities dedicated to virtual productions. The Modulo Kinetic Designer has new icons, optimized views, toolbars, timelines, nodal programming editor and more. Special attention was paid to the 3D scene viewer to offer users smoother navigation with […]

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Lumens Announces OBS Plugin for Camera Compatibility

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Lumens Digital Optics announced the Lumens OBS Plugin, an open-source software for video recording and livestreaming. The plug-in is a free software for controlling Lumens cameras in order to pan, tilt, zoom and other advanced functions. The integration between Lumens and OBS makes your camera control much easier during live streaming events like game shows, […]

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Rohde & Schwarz Updates VENICE Platform to Support 4K Ultra HD Signals

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Rohde & Schwarz has added functionality to its VENICE platform for live studio production to support 4K Ultra HD signals using either 12G or 2SI formats. VENICE is a media platform designed to manage complex signal processing and storage requirements, particularly in live studio production applications. Venice provides uninterrupted operations such as scheduled recording, clip […]

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Extron and Digital Projection Announce Certification Collaboration and Processor

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Extron and Digital Projection announced a strategic collaboration to guarantee consistent, stable presentation of source content when using select Digital Projection professional display solutions with the Quantum Ultra 4K Videowall Processor. Displays that pass an extensive testing program are identified as Quantum Ultra Certified. The first Digital Projection products to earn Quantum Ultra Certification include the Radiance LED […]

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Viking Releases New Analog to IP Speaker Adaptor

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Viking’s new PSA-IP is an analog to IP speaker adapter that works with 8-ohm, 25-volt or 70V systems. The PSA-IP features a high-efficiency 6-watt class D amplifier. A single PSA-IP can power up to six paging speakers in a single paging zone, providing approximately 1W of paging power to each speaker. The PSA-IP mounts magnetically […]

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Epson Releases New Ultra-Short-Throw Projector Lens

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Epson’s ultra-short-throw (UST) lenses accommodate a variety of projection installations, including low-ceiling, rear-projection and stealth applications where only the projector’s lens is visible. The new ELPLX03 joins the ELPLX02S and ELPLX01S UST lens family. The new lens still offers the same .35 throw ratio and pairs seamlessly with Epson’s Pro Series laser projectors from 6,000 […]

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Finding the Blue Sky in 2020 (and Beyond)

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When looking back on last year, the best description that neatly wrapped up our collective experience in a bow was from Leslie Jones on a 2020 recap show on Netflix. Her character said, “I’d say it was a train wreck and a s*&tshow, but that would be unfair to trains and s*&t.” Seriously though, let’s […]

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K-array Launches New Brand, ‘KGear’

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K-array today launched a new brand called KGEAR aimed at the Home AV, ProAV install and rental markets. KGEAR’s product portfolio can be divided into two main areas: High Performance and Installed Sound. These include column systems, line-arrays, ceiling and wall mount speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers for applications ranging from large venues and commercial buildings […]

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Monterey Conference Center and Immersive Design Studios Partner for CANVAS Studio Solution

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The Monterey Conference Center partnered with Immersive Design Studios to build a new 10,000-square-foot CANVAS Studio, a state-of-the-art space available for virtual or hybrid meetings and events. The Studio will open in June, abiding by all local safety protocols. The CANVAS Studio at Monterey sets a new standard for professional events, providing an immersive and […]

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DPA Microphones Announces One-Size-Fits-All Headset Mics

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DPA Microphones just announced the 4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphones. Based on the design of the company’s 6066 Subminiature Headsets, the new solutions feature the brand’s 5-millimeter round microphone capsule. These latest offerings provide the security, durability and flexibility necessary for use in theatre, broadcast, worship and corporate conferencing. With a […]

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tvONE Releases Software, Firmware Update for Coriomaster2 Video Processor

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tvONE has released a new software and firmware update for its CORIOmaster2 video processor that’s 4K/8K (4K@60Hz 4:4:4) for high-end LED installations, projection edge blending or monitor walls. And, the new updates are aimed at the healthcare, broadcast, esports, live events, education and corporate environments. The biggest updates add a new Quad 4K HDMI Input […]

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Geobox Intros New Hardware Solution for Control and Edge-Blending

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GeoBox just introduced the GeoBox UD10X, a hardware solution for control and edge-blending of 8K/2K using 4K UHD projectors. UD10X is a modularized design to control up to four projectors from one UD100 and can be daisy-chained to support unlimited UHD projectors. Each module is equipped with four inputs (3x HDMI2.0 & 1x DP1.4) and […]

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Densitron Intros Two New Variations of UReady 2RU Control Surface

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Densitron has introduced two new variations of its UReady 2RU universal control surface. Designed to provide control for broadcast and telecommunications, the new surfaces are available in one- and three-row variations. The UReady 2RU Control Surface, Ethernet Connectivity, X86 Platform, triple-row buttons incorporate a total of 54 buttons — divided into three equal rows of […]

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ARX Launches USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast Pro Audio Interface

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Australian-based ARX just launched the USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast — a 24-bit USB two-channel play and record digital/analog pro audio interface. The USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast removes the need to use any existing sound card outputs in systems or live production. Designed for interfacing USB-equipped computers with the balanced inputs and outputs of […]

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PreSonus MicroStation BT Bluetooth Offers Updated Abilities

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The new PreSonus MicroStation BT Bluetooth 5.0 stereo monitor controller receives audio from a phone, tablet or other Bluetooth source and feeds it to your full-range powered speakers. The MicroStation BT can also be hardwired to a powered subwoofer to create a 2.1 listening environment. Pair your Bluetooth-enabled device with the press of a button. […]

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Extron Launches PowerCage 411 Series

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  Extron just launched the PowerCage 411, a compact 1U rack-mountable, 4-slot enclosure that supports the FOX3 T 201 PC, FOX3 T 301 PC and FOX3 T 311 PC fiber optic transmitters. The compact PowerCage enclosure provides an efficient way to power, manage and mount up to four extender modules to meet system needs, making […]

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HOLOPLOT Launches X1 Line Full-Range, Loudspeaker and Sub

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HOLOPLOT announced the launch of its X1 product line, including the X1 Modul 96 full-range and the X1 Modul 80-S loudspeaker + sub. The company says these speakers claim full sound control with ultra-high precision over large distances; the X1 optimizes the listening experience for every audience member while eliminating spillover and external noise pollution. […]

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Green Hippo Updates Hippotizer Projection-Mapping Software

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Green Hippo just released an upgrade to its Hippotizer projection-mapping software which introduces an entirely new design, pre-programming and content delivery workflow. Version 4.6 includes all-new planning, visualization and timeline control architecture, opening up further creative opportunities for designers. New design features include “Projector Planning,” giving full visibility of the projection environment and requirements and […]

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Extron Unveils XPA U 3502 Energy-Star-Qualified Power Amp

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Extron just launched what they say is the world’s most powerful half-rack amplifier in the form of the XPA U 3502, an ENERGY-STAR-qualified power amp delivering two 350-watt channels into 8 ohms or 4 ohms. It is convection cooled, UL 2043 rated for plenum installation, and includes hardware for rack-mount configurations. The XPA U 3502 […]

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The Return of the Roadie and the Roar of the Industry

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I was in the middle of writing a blog post on a different topic altogether when I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal that immediately captured my attention. Published Monday, March 29, the piece is titled, “As Concerts Prepare to Return From Pandemic Lockdown, Roadies Have Moved On.” I was curious to […]

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Atomos Just Expanded the Ninja Portfolio With Two New Products and a Major Update for Ninja V!

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Ninja V now receives the option for H.265 codec upgrade, Ninja V+ – is built for Apple ProRes RAW 8K productions, and Ninja Stream — 4Kp60 HDR for a high-quality social distancing production environment. The original Ninja V, launched in 2018, receives the ability to add the H.265 (HEVC) codec. The 5” 1,000-nit 10-stop HDR-monitor […]

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Studio Technologies Intros Two New Dante Leader Clocks

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Studio Technologies introduced two Dante Leader Clocks for supporting the timing needs of Dante-compliant devices: the updated Model 5401A Dante Leader Clock and the new Model 5402 Dante Leader Clocks with GNSS Synchronization. Both products deliver precise timing signals for use in Dante audio-over-IP applications. The synchronization needs of Dante devices connected to a local […]

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L-Acoustics Releases L-ISA Studio Software Suite, Upgrades L-ISA Engine

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L-Acoustics has a revamped approach to the workflow of spatial audio content creation with the new L-ISA Studio software suite and upgraded L-ISA engine. Immediately available for download, L-Acoustics says it takes the power and versatility of the concert-proven L-ISA technology and puts it into the hands of sound creators, allowing them to formulate multidimensional […]

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Which Key Verticals Will Drive Recovery for the Commercial Audio Market?

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By 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. Against the backdrop of canceled events and closed public spaces, many […]

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FOR-A Corporation Now Shipping MV-1640IP Multiviewer

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FOR-A Corporation announced its MV-1640IP multiviewer is shipping. Designed for IP or hybrid production workflows, the 1RU MV-1640IP supports up to 32 inputs (16 IP and 16 SDI) and five monitor outputs and includes many of the same features found in other MV Series multiviewers for baseband systems. With an SFP+ port, the MV-1640IP is […]

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Worried About Extending USB? Worry No More as Extron Just Debuted Perfection

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Extron is shipping the new UCS 900 Series of fiber optic SuperSpeed USB extenders that extend USB data signals from peripheral devices to a host computer over fiber optic cable. These extenders are compatible with all USB standards up to USB 3.2 including previous standards, and support data rates up to 5 Gbps. The UCS […]

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Lumens Digital Optics 4K and PTZ Cameras Now Integrate With Elgato Stream Deck

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Lumens Digital Optics announced the integration of its 4K and Full HD PTZ cameras and LC200 into open-source Bitfocus companion for Elgato Stream Deck. The integration allows Stream Deck to control camera actions and adjust image settings, even start auto-tracking cameras. With quick taps, you can control Pan-Tilt-Zoom, presets, start recording and streaming, switch channel […]

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Clevertouch Adds New Content Management Platform

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Clevertouch released ClevertouchLive, a new digital signage Content Management Platform (CMP). ClevertouchLive is basically a cloud-based application that includes a platform for creating and managing content in digital signage, room-booking and interactive collaboration panels. ClevertouchLive allows you to: Connect and manage all devices from a single cloud account Personalize dashboards to access frequently-used features Customize […]

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