Dante Finally Adds Video to Spec with Dante AV 1Gbps 4K Module

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Audinate, developer of the Dante audio networking technology has announced Dante AV, adding a video-over-IP solution for manufacturers. Dante AV means the networking platform supports audio and video over the network. Technically, this becomes the first 1G standard for AV-over-IP — the only other standard in AV-over-IP is the SDVoE Alliance platform of 10G. Audinate […]

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More Extron Amplifiers Go Ultra with Two Channel and 100-Volt Models

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Extron just announced the expansion of its XPA Ultra line of power amplifiers with the two-channel XPA U 1002 Series and 100-volt models for all the XPA Ultra amplifiers. The XPA Ultra line of amplifiers include the world’s first eight channel half-rack amplifier that provides the ability to put more amplifier channels in a smaller […]

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Listen Technologies Launches Listen EVERYWHERE at ISE 2019

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Listen Technologies is launching Listen EVERYWHERE, its new Wi-Fi product, at ISE 2019. Listen EVERYWHERE is the latest in the evolution of Listen Technologies Wi-Fi products. It replaces Audio Everywhere and features upgraded hardware and a new server with professional audio outputs. Listen EVERYWHERE is a professional-grade system with and can accommodate thousands of users […]

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TASCAM Unveils Expandable SERIES of USB Audio/MIDI Interfaces

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TASCAM’s new SERIES 102i 10-in, two-out and SERIES 208i 20-in, eight-out audio-MIDI interfaces deliver 24-bit, 192 kHz recording and playback to a Mac, Windows PC or iPad. Controllable with included custom software, the two SERIES USB 2.0 interfaces feature powerful DSP input and output mixers with built-in digital reverb, compressor, phase invert and four-band EQ […]

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Barco’s Newest Is FL40 Laser Driving Simulator Projector

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Barco will debut the FL40 series in a compact, interactive driving simulator at ISE 2019. The FL40 projector is a solid-state projector, using the latest in HLD and LED illumination technology. Built on the Barco Pulse software platform, the FL40 has a flexible architecture that allows for up to 4K (3840×2400) resolution and low-latency processing […]

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Dynaudio Intros Range of High-End Studio Reference Monitors

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Dynaudio is launching Core — its latest high-end professional reference speakers. The series comprises a three-way monitor (Core 59) and a two-way monitor (Core 7). Both Core 7 and Core 59 have digital inputs (AES3) and support up to 24-bit/192 kHz signals, and the internal DSP (digital signal processor) operates at the same high level […]

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ACT 4 20-Channel Immersive Processor Available

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Acurus announced availability of its ACT 4 audio processing platform, a 20-channel processor with IP control, a mobile app and ASPEQT support. The ACT 4 20 natively decodes Dolby Atmos 9.1.6, plus supports up to four additional configurable channel outputs for maximum layouts of 9.5.6 or 9.7.4. Installers will value the easy set-up of the […]

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ISE 2019 Simplifies Show with Six Tech Zones — You NEED to Read This Before Going

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There are 15 halls at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam 5-8 February and show management has worked year after year to try to find a way to help visitors, well, visit. It’s LITERALLY impossible to go to the show and stay all four days and see the entire show floor — impossible In fact, that’s why […]

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Epiphan Video to Show Kaltura CMS Integration and Crestron Control Module for Pearl at ISE 2019

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Epiphan Video is showcasing full API integration with Kaltura Content Management System (CMS) and the first-ever Crestron Control Module for the Pearl family of all-in-one video production systems. The Pearl family of hardware encoders now support scheduling of multi-view VOD and webcasting events directly within the Kaltura Management Console. Pearl’s built-in touch screen and Admin […]

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Pliant Technologies Will Debut CrewCom Updates at ISE 2019

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Pliant Technologies’ latest updates to its CrewCom wireless intercom system will be on display for the first time internationally at ISE 2019 (Booth 7-V228). The newest firmware incorporates general system improvements as well as new Oceania 900MHz models. Pliant will also feature the system’s new Fiber Hub for a more efficient system deployment. The Fiber […]

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BenQ Debuts 4K Projector and 4K Collaboration System

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BenQ will debut its first native 4K Blue Core laser-powered (with HDR) projectors (LK952, LK953ST) at ISE. Using the new Texas Instruments’ one-chip 4K HDR native 3840×2160 chip, these projectors are specified at 5,000 ANSI lumens with a 20,000-hour laser light source. They are IP5X rated (zero-dust rating with BenQ’s Dust Guard Pro), offer HDMI […]

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Kramer Releases 32 Port 12G SDI Matrix Switcher with Interchangeable Inputs and Outputs

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Kramer Electronics’ ASPEN−32UFX is a 32-port matrix switcher for SDI signals of up to 12G SDI. Each SDI port can be defined as either an input or output, allowing configurations such as a 1×31 distribution amplifier, 31×1 switcher, 16×16 matrix switcher or any other input-output combination. The ASPEN-32UFX can also be configured as a few […]

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NEC Debuts Entry-Level Line of Projectors for ED, HOW and Meeting Rooms

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the launch of two new projector series – the MC and ME series of entry-level projectors . Designed primarily for K-12 education, house of worship classrooms and small business applications, the five new models provide between 3,700 and 4,000 lumens and offer XGA, WXGA or WUXGA resolution. The […]

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NEC UN Series Includes 10 New LCDs for Video Walls

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NEC Display Solutions Europe today announced the launch of a new range of new video wall displays. Aimed at digital signage applications like advertising, transportation information and retail as well as control rooms, the NEC UN Series has been engineered to be 24/7/365 capable. The new video walls are available in 10 different models with various […]

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2019: The Year of AV-Over-IP — But Don’t Believe the Hype!

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There’s no doubt in my mind that 2019 will be the year we look back on that the industry transitioned from signal routing and distribution via HDMI and so-called “digital-media” to AV-over-IP. Certainly not the entire industry — just most of it. But buyer, specifier, installer and designer beware. Not all AV-over-IP is the same, […]

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DAS Audio Intros the ACTION 500 Series

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DAS Audio just launched the ACTION-500 Series of eight active and eight passive loudspeaker models, which include a 12” monitor, full-range systems consisting of 8″, 12″, one or two 15″ monitors and three subwoofers. The changes upgrades both design and physical features. The ACTION-508 incorporates a newly designed DAS 8GV transducer and M-34 compression driver. […]

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Integrations with MacOS and iOS Applications Expand UltraSync BLUE Ecosystem

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Working with macOS software expert Softron and established iOS app developer PureBlend Software, Timecode Systems has extended the footprint of its UltraSync BLUE solution by adding the power of its timecode-over-Bluetooth technology to multi-camera logging, reporting and collaborative editing processes. The MovieSlate iOS app from PureBlend Software and the MovieRecorder and Multicam Logger solutions for […]

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Mackie Has New Flagship Loudspeaker Series

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Mackie says its new DRM Professional Powered Loudspeakers are its top-of-the-line loudspeaker products. With up to 2,300 watts of power, built-in DSP and full color displays, the DRM Loudspeakers offer what Mackie says is its best quality and reliability for a wide range of applications, including bands, install, houses of worship, rental systems and live […]

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Bose Professional Integrates Dante into PowerShare Amps with New PS404D and PS604D Models

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Bose Professional expands its line of PowerShare adaptable power amplifiers with two new models: the Dante-integrated PS404D and PS604D, joining the recently introduced models with AmpLink connectivity, the PS404A and PS604A. The new PS404D (400 watts divisible into four channels) and PS604D (600 watts divisible into four channels) PowerShare amplifiers feature integrated Dante audio networking […]

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Christie FHD553-X Joins Ultra Series Lineup of LCD Panels

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Introduced today, the new Christie FHD553-X LCD flat panel, which replaces the FHD552-X, is an ultra-narrow bezel (1.7 millimeters) flat panel designed for video wall applications requiring brightness uniformity. It can be used in either portrait or landscape mode, offers a native resolution of 1920×1080 and is LED backlit. Christie is aiming this LCD at […]

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Samsung Just Blew Everyone’s Mind with Its MicroLED Displays

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Remember when Samsung launched The Wall (a giant display made-up of MicroLEDs) a couple of years ago to all that fanfare? But then Sony blew them away with their version — called Crystal LED? Well, Samsung just took all the thunder back with what they showed at CES using MicroLEDs. You see, MicroLED walls — […]

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Modulo Pi Debuts Modulo Kinetic 8K Media Server

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Modulo Pi just launched a new version of Modulo Kinetic media ahead of ISE 2019, where the company will be on stand K135, Hall 14, February 5-8. The Modulo Kinetic is a fully integrated real-time media server solution that can be used across the complete workflow including show study, simulation, encoding, playback and show control. […]

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How NEC Built Two Quieter Than Whisper-Quiet 5,000-Lumen Projectors With the P525WL and P525UL

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If you guessed laser-LCD, you guessed right. The new NEC 3LCD P525WL and P525UL projectors are WXGA (1280×800)and WUXGA (1920×1200), respectively, which are virtually silent at 22dB — this is like 10dB less than nearly every other projectors in their class. How quiet is that? Well, technically, a whisper is like 28dB. So, yes, these are quiet than […]

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Riedel Details ISE Plans, With New Solutions for Broadcast, Live Performance and Real-Time Signal Distribution

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At this year’s ISE show, Riedel Communications will showcase its latest innovations in real-time signal distribution and networking solutions for broadcast and live performance. Riedel’s product line reflects the company’s continued support of standards and interoperability, ongoing development and expansion of software app-based solutions and unique concept of decentralized signal routing. Riedel will showcase its […]

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Vaddio Ships AV Bridge Mini for Conferencing and Live Streaming

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Vaddio finally shipped the AV Bridge Mini, first introduced at InfoComm. The AV Bridge Mini HD Audio/Video Encoder to encode, capture and stream content — Think Vaddio AV Bridge and AV Bridge Conference in a half-rack size. The AV Bridge Mini bridges any (up to 4K @ 30fps) HDMI and audio source into soft conferencing […]

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Extron Ships New Four-Input 12G‑SDI Switcher for 4K/60 Video

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Extron announced the immediately availability of the SW4 12G HD-SDI, a four-input, two-output 12G-SDI switcher. It switches multi-rate SDI video, embedded audio and other ancillary data between four source devices and delivers simultaneous output signals to a pair of SDI displays or sink devices. The SW4 12G HD‑SDI supports video resolutions up to 4K/60, HDR, […]

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Extron XPA Ultra Amplifiers Are Shipping

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Extron is shipping its new XPA Ultra line of power amplifiers, a breakthrough that provides them with the ability to put more amplifier channels in a smaller space, with less radiated heat than ever before. All XPA Ultra amplifiers run cooler than other Class D amplifiers, extending component life and eliminating the need for ventilation […]

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Planar Debuts 100″ 4K LCD Line

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The Planar EPX Series is a 100” 4K LCD (3840×2160) display with 700 nits of brightness and a wide color gamut. Designed with commercial-grade features, the Planar EPX Series is designed for meeting rooms, retail and corporate digital signage applications. Built-in features include wireless screen sharing of up to four sources simultaneously, a Crestron control […]

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Christie Intros APS Series of 3LCD Laser Projectors

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The new Christie APS Series of 3LCD laser projectors, which were launched today, are specified to deliver up to 6,500 ISO lumens. The Christie LWU650-APS and Christie LWU530-APS have a five-year or 10,000-hour warranty (whichever occurs first) and 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio. The Christie APS Series are designed for classrooms, boardrooms and other small-space environments as […]

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Listen to What Is Being Said (If You Can)

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We recently had a email thread at my institution discussing whether people should use microphones as a standard at all meetings. The discussion started as a result of people having a hard time hearing during faculty meetings. Interestingly, this discussion took a different direction that previous ones had. It was focused on accessibility and how […]

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Extron Debuts XTP HDMI 4K/60 Board with Integrated Dante Audio Output

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Extron just launched the XTP II CP 4o HD AT 4K PLUS, an XTP output board with four HDMI and four Dante digital audio outputs. It is HDCP 2.2 compliant and accommodates data rates up to 18 Gbps for support of video resolutions up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 color. The Dante output adds the capability […]

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VESA Intros DisplayHDR True Black High Dynamic Range Standard for OLEDs and Emissive Displays

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has introduced its new DisplayHDR True Black high dynamic range (HDR) standard, a variant on VESA’s High-Performance Monitor and Display Compliance Test Specification (DisplayHDR). The new standard has been optimized for emissive display technologies, including organic light emitting diode (OLED) and future microLED displays. DisplayHDR True Black allows for […]

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