VI-Grade Uses Barco Projectors for DYNAMIC Driving Simulator

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Barco and VI-grade, a provider turnkey dynamic driving simulators, continue their long-standing partnership using Barco projectors for the recently launched DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator. According to Barco, VI-grade leads the way in providing best-in-class software products and revolutionary turnkey solutions for static and dynamic driving simulators. Recently they launched their new DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator, […]

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Modulo Pi Announces Multi-Projector Calibration Module

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Modulo Pi has announced the availability of a new multi-projector auto-calibration module. The auto-calibration system is available as an option for the Modulo Player and Modulo Kinetic media servers, allowing them to automatically align multiple video projectors on planar, curved and dome surfaces. The auto-calibration module comes as an option for the Modulo Player and […]

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Vivitek Releases DLP-based Ultra-Portable Projector

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The new Vivitek DU857 is a WUXGA (1920 x 1200 resolution) DLP-based ultra-portable projector aimed at medium-sized meeting rooms. Integrated with DLP BrilliantColor technology, it’s spec’d at 5000 lumens of brightness using a 4,000-hour lamp. In addition, it has a six-segment color wheel and a user-controlled adjustable contrast ratio. Added to the projector is a […]

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Extron Announces Availability of New Stereo Audio Power Amplifier

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Extron announced the availability of the NetPA U 1002 stereo audio power amplifier. This Dante enabled amplifier delivers 100 watts per channel in a half rack, 1U, convection cooled, plenum-rated enclosure that includes rack mount hardware. Dante connectivity makes it easy to distribute audio from a centralized location to decentralized remote amplifiers throughout a facility, […]

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JVC Professional Video Updates CONNECTED CAM Firmware

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JVC Professional Video just launched the new CONNECTED CAM firmware update. Using the open-source Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) technology, JVC adds Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Stream Identifier (ID) to its 500 Series and 900 Series CONNECTED CAM cameras. Adding FEC to JVC’s CONNECTED CAM allows for redundant data stream packet loss recovery, meaning that […]

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Epson Announces Eight New Projectors for K-12, UCC Application

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Epson has announced availability of eight new projectors designed for K-12 classrooms and small to medium-sized conference rooms. The PowerLite E20, X49, W49, 118, 119W, 982W, 992F and 1288 range from budget-friendly, network-ready classroom projectors to wireless, portable meeting room solutions. The new lineup offers better audio, enhanced connectivity, and widescreen options for today’s COVID-environment […]

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Datapath Launches 4K Four-Way Splitter

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Datapath just launched the 1×4 IQS4 4K resolution video wall applications. When paired with Datapath’s Image4K graphics cards, the IQS4 offers an entry-level solution for powering video walls of up to 96 screens. Mounting flexibility means the IQS4 can be used for any application. VESA mounting is supported for direct mounting behind displays. Where the […]

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Atomos Adds RAW Recording Over HDMI to SIGMA and Ninja V

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Atomos added RAW recording over HDMI with the SIGMA fp mirrorless camera and Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. Together the fp and Ninja V will record Apple ProRes RAW at 4K DCI p24 or 4k UHD up to p30 directly from the camera’s full-frame sensor. The SIGMA fp also becomes the smallest camera combination to […]

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Magewell Introduces New Models in Its Pro Convert Line of Encoders/Decoders

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Magewell has introduced three new models in its Pro Convert family of low-latency video-over-IP encoders and decoders. The Pro Convert 12G SDI Plus encoder converts 4K at 60 frames per second, 12G-SDI input signals into full-bandwidth NDI streams, while the Pro Convert for NDI to SDI and Pro Convert H.26x to SDI decoders transform NDI, […]

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A Walk-Through of the Pro Audio Landscape — the LAVNCH EMEA Audio Session Recap

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Hi everyone, Steph Beckett here as your stand-in recap host (just for this session today). I was lucky enough to get to watch today’s audio session of LAVNCH EMEA — and I get to tell you about everything I learned. I’ll preface this by saying I care a lot about the audio realm — I […]

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Welcome to LAVNCH EMEA — Disrupt, Create and Innovate

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Us rAVe-rs woke up bright and early — some of us never went to sleep, actually — to get online today. The occasion: LAVNCH EMEA, which kicked off Wednesday in an exciting start to two full days of AV innovations and solutions launched virtually through our live, online event platform called LAVNCH. If you’ve been […]

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A Pandemic Success Story — What AV Can Learn From WWE

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World Wrestling Entertainment is a sport that relies on fan engagement and interaction more than any other. A big reason for that is the fact that it is staged. Yes, there is a substantial degree of physicality that goes into it, along with choreography and excellent timing. Yet, in the end, we know it is […]

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Beyerdynamic Releases Third Generation of Tesla Hi-Fi Headphones

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Beyerdynamic’s new T1 and T5 — the third generation Tesla Hi-Fi headphones will be available for purchase in September 2020. The T1 headphone, with its open design, offers a three-dimensional sound experience using Tesla sound transducers. While the T5 is a closed high-end headphone — it allows users to listen to music without external noise. […]

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Beyerdynamic Releases Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles

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Beyerdynamic announced its new Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles. The new bundles include: 1-TP Unite Bodypack Transmitter — Optimized for speech and includes an external microphone or headset connector. It has DSP function, three audio interfaces (USB, analog and Bluetooth), and a mute function. 3-, 7- or 11-RP-T Unite Bodypack Receivers — The receiver includes a […]

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Sony to Upgrade BRC Camera Range with New AR/VR Features

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As part of ongoing efforts to help productions work safely and remotely, Sony is upgrading its BRC camera range with a new set of features. Designed for remote production, the V2.1 firmware upgrade to the BRC-X1000/1, BRC-X1000/WPW and BRC-H800/1, BRC-H800/WPW will allow producers and operators to simplify their VR/AR production workflows. Through this update, the […]

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IT or X? It’s BOTH!

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Suppose you’re active in social media at all. In that case, you may have noticed that quite a few strong opinions are resurfacing about AV’s “Experience” movement that has been happening since InfoComm became AVIXA. I believe the sudden rise of cloud-based conferencing, AV-over-IP and the retraction of hospitality, live and experiential events due to […]

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Studio Technologies Launches New Series of Announcer’s Consoles

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Studio Technologies launched a new series of Announcer’s Consoles with Dante Audio-over-IP connectivity. The new line of Announcers Consoles includes three products — the Model 232, Model 234 and Model 236. All three of them feature a “pro-quality” microphone input circuit, Dante and analog output channels, plus two, four or six talkback inputs and outputs. […]

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Arista Corporation and Fallout Zones Partner to Address Challenges of Projection Mapping

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Arista Corporation and Fallout Zones have jointly announced the formation of a strategic partnership to address the challenges of projection mapping technology. By combining Arista’s Video Projection Mapping Turnkey System — which incorporates a 4U rack mount computer powered by an Intel Xeon 10-core processor combined with its ARD-5816 HDBaseT transmitter — Arista brings an […]

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Peerless-AV Announces New Generation of SmartMount Solutions

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Update: According to a leaked webinar from Microsoft earlier this year, the Surface Hub 2X may not actually be released after all, with Microsoft promising “major software updates” instead. Peerless-AV has announced the newest generation of SmartMount Solutions, including the SmartMount Cart (SR560-HUB2) and SmartMount Flat Wall Mount (SF640-HUB2), both for use with the Microsoft […]

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Southpaw Live and D3 LED Merge

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Southpaw Live and D3 LED have merged into one combined company. Southpaw Live has a 30-year history in Texas and has evolved over time into an LED company in the sports and entertainment space. Over the last 30 years, Southpaw’s team has designed and installed LED solutions in professional, collegiate, minor league and high school […]

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Riedel Communications Releases DisTag Distance Monitoring Device

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Riedel Communications’ all-new DisTag distance monitoring device is playing an essential role in the company’s gradual resumption of on-site operations. As employees of the Managed Technology Division return to work at Riedel’s headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany, each is equipped with a DisTag — an instrument worn around the neck or carried in a pocket. DisTag […]

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Glory Star Launches Own Line of TAURI Temperature-Check Tablets

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Glory Star, partnered initially with Aurora Multimedia, just launched its own line of TAURI Temperature-Check Tablets. Designed to screen people when entering healthcare, manufacturing or government facilities, hotels, restaurants, conference centers, retail stores, schools and gyms, TAURI is a touch-free private temperature-check and messaging system in one tablet. You may recall seeing this before — […]

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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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