FOR-A Corporation Releases HVS-6000 Series of HANABI HD and 4K Production Switchers

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FOR-A Corporation launched the HVS-6000 Series of HANABI HD and 4K production switchers for live production workflows. Built to support 12G-SDI infrastructures, the MFR-6100 provides single-cable transfer of 4K video for less complicated cabling. Users can add up to 16 input and 16 output cards (nine channels per card) to configure a matrix up to […]

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Martin Audio Releases Two New Cardioid Subwoofers

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Martin Audio has announced the release of two new compact cardioid subwoofers, the SXCF118 and the SXC115 — both designed for live sound reinforcement and fixed installations. The SXCF118 is a flyable version of the SXC118 released last year and has been purpose-designed to accompany the WPS optimized line array system, while the ground stack […]

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Matrox Announces New QuadHead2Go Q155 Multi-Monitor Controllers

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Matrox has announced that the Matrox QuadHead2Go Q155 multi-monitor controller appliance is now shipping. With HDMI input support, the units are designed to drive four Full HD displays from a single 4K HDMI source — including HDCP-compliant devices — offering a simple plug-and-play approach to video wall designs. QuadHead2Go Q155 controllers capture a single video […]

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A Letter to the AV Industry from AVIXA About InfoComm and COVID-19

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AVIXA CEO Dave Labuskes sent the following letter out to the AV industry today. My thoughts are below his letter. A Letter to the AV Industry I , as many of you, continue to watch the news on a moment-by-moment basis. As we are making decisions that affect our travel, business and family, I want […]

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L-Acoustics Gets Recognized With Coolest Award Ever!

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I have been reading Fast Company magazine for nearly 20 years. I regard it as one of the few innovative, forward-looking business pubs in the world — behind WIRED. So, when I saw this from L-Acoustics, I wanted to give the company kudos and recognition! L-Acoustics has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list […]

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FOR-A Announces CG-Portable Compact Character Generator for Broadcast and Digital Signage

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FOR-A Corporation just announced CG-Portable, a compact character generator designed for broadcast and digital signage applications. About the size of a smartphone, CG-Portable features four SDI ports as well as an Ethernet port for network connectivity. Two independent, multi-lingual text overlays support horizontal crawls and vertical rolls, while a timer overlay provides up/down count. Plus, CG-Portable supports more than 70 […]

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Magewell to Release Its Most Powerful Decoder Ever in April

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Magewell will unveil its most powerful decoder to date in April to support both Newtek’s NDI technology (for production-grade media transport) and the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol (developed and open-sourced by Haivision). For internet-delivered H.264 and H.265 streams, the Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI 4K transforms IP streams up to 4K@60Hz for baseband […]

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Hitachi Adds HDR and SDR Outputs to CU-HD550 Camera Control Unit

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Hitachi Kokusai Electric America just added new features to the CU-HD550 camera control unit (CCU) including both High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) output with independent adjustments and 4K/UHD output over single-link 12Gbps SDI connectivity. The CU-HD550 and its companion CA-HF550 camera adapter collectively are designed to lower the cost of entry for 1080p60 video production. When used […]

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AV Checkpoint Debuts, Designed to Be a Network of AV Industry Experts

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A new company called AV Checkpoint debuted Monday. AV Checkpoint is designed to be a network of AV industry experts providing peer review and cost estimation for in-house AV teams, architects, engineers, construction professionals and AV designers. AV Checkpoint’s third-party peer review service claims that anyone designing AV systems can have his or her work […]

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CAST Group Unveils BlackTrax Real-Time Tracking Solutions

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At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, the CAST Group of companies unveiled the latest product in their line of BlackTrax Real-Time Tracking solutions. Mounted directly onto a camera, BlackTrax will allow users to place BTSensors in vantage points and areas that best suit the specific environment of any production. HELIOS is a PoE device that gen-locks […]

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Steinberg Now Shipping the UR24C Audio Interface

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Steinberg today announced its shipping the UR24C. As with each UR-C interface, the UR24C provides USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed) connectivity to ensure universal compatibility with both PCs and Mac computers, as well as iOS devices. It features 32-bit/192 kHz audio resolution, MIDI and delivers DSP power for using effects when monitoring audio […]

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The 20th Annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2020 Edition

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Welcome to my 20th Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I know, I was shocked too. Twenty years of this. But I love writing this annual predictions article. If you’re a regular reader, you already know this, but for those who don’t, my Kayye’s Krystal Ball piece is an annual article where I not only tell you what […]

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Studio Technologies Intros StudioComm Dante Multichannel Monitoring System

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Studio Technologies just introduced the StudioComm Dante Audio-over-IP-enabled multichannel monitoring system, the Model 792 Central Controller and the Model 793 Control Console. The new system combines a rack-mounted main electronics unit with a desktop-user control surface. The so-called “fully-pro” signal path uses programmable logic to support both digital and analog audio. An extensive set of […]

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The Golden Rules of Sound System Implementation and Design

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Disclaimer: This is one of those topics that seems to require periodic reminders and refreshers. Why this is the case is one of the great mysteries of the AV life, but we seem to lose sight of the core principals reasonably regularly, and thus — the following is your scheduled reminder that the foundational rules […]

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TASCAM Updates USB Audio Interface Driver

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TASCAM announced an update to its USB Audio Interface Driver, Version 4.0 for Windows. Available now as a free download, the 4.0 driver update reflects TASCAM’s firm commitment to improving driver stability and performance based on user input and technology/OS updates while delivering an ultra-low latency solution for a streamlined workflow during recording and mixing. […]

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Premier Mounts Expands LED Mount Options for Barco XT

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Premier Mounts announced the expansion of its LED mounts product line with the new Convergent XT modular LED mount for Barco XT. Premier Mounts adds Barco to a long list of major LED manufacturers who have solutions that can be paired with Convergent. In the Fall of 2018, PM added to the Convergent product line […]

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Effectively Reaching New Customers

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In December, I was a panelist for a session of the HETMA conference. I can not recall the exact conversation that led to us discussing getting cold calls from vendors. Several of us who are “customers” replied how much we dislike getting the cold calls or emails. What struck me most about the conversation and […]

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Environmental Lights Launches New Five-in-One LED Light Sheets

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Environmental Lights announced the launch of the new five-in-one LED Light Sheets. The five-in-one LED Light Sheet is a cuttable and modular light sheet designed specifically for backlighting applications where bolder colors or softer pastels are of importance. Five LEDs are packaged in every node on each light sheet. All five colors can be mixed […]

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How Dante Could Disrupt the AV-Over-IP Market

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By Aviad Cohen Founder, Comeet I’ve been a fan of AV-over-IP ever since I first worked with the technology — but the number of vendors and different solutions out in the market make it very hard for customers to choose. How could an AV investment be protected if there is no standard? You can be […]

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Sennheiser Debuts New Version of MobileConnect Streaming Solution

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At this year’s ISE, Sennheiser debuted a new version of its MobileConnect streaming solution, offering students an individual assistive listening capability through the convenience of their own smartphone. The system provides operators the ability to implement complex architectures and to manage them from a central location. The Wi-Fi-based MobileConnect system delivers high audio quality with […]

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Sony Expands Laser Projector Line, Introduces Six New Models

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Sony has expanded its laser projector lineup with the introduction of six new models, ranging from a 13,000-lumen high brightness model to 5,000-lumen mid-range compact models. Three are WUXGA models: VPL-FHZ131L (13,000lm), VPL-FHZ101L (10,000 lumen) and VPL-FHZ91L (9,000lm) and two are 5,000-lumen: the VPL-PHZ12 (WUXGA), which has a 0.76-inch LCD panel and the VPL-CWZ10 (WXGA) […]

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L-Acoustics Launches First Install-Specific Amplified Controller at ISE 2020

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L-Acoustics launches its first install-specific amplifier controller at ISE. Primarily designed to power compact L-Acoustics loudspeakers, the bridgeable 4×4-channel LA2Xi offers anywhere from one to four outputs, allowing it to also drive medium and large format loudspeakers, in full or reduced SPL, for various types of applications. LA2Xi can power background music in leisure installations, […]

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Leyard Planar Enters microLED Market With 0.6-mm 8K Display

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At ISE 2020, Leyard Planar has introduced an ultra-fine pitch LED display with a 0.6-millimeter video wall featuring microLED, which was previously previewed at CES 2020. The display measures 216 inches and features 8K resolution.In addition to the 0.6-millimeter technology demonstration, Leyard Planar showed other fine pitch LED innovations, including the next-generation DirectLight X LED […]

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VuWall Adds to VuStream Family of Encoders and Decoders at ISE 2020

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VuWall has broadened its family of VuStream encoders and decoders. Demonstrated for the first time at ISE 2020 in Booth 15-K250, VuStream encoders and decoders support H.264 and Software-Defined Video-over-Ethernet (SDVoE) standards. The VuStream family includes the Series 100, 200, 300 and 500 to suit almost any AV-over-IP encoding or decoding requirements. The product line offers a mix […]

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Barco Uses the Cloud with Barco Insights Projection Management Platform

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Barco is launching a new cloud-based internet of things (IoT) solution for projector management. Called Barco Insights, Barco says it will simplify and facilitate remote monitoring and serviceability by cutting out time-consuming and error-prone manual administration thanks to the cloud-based storage of projectors’ usage data and light-source run-times. The live dashboards also give real-time information […]

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Matrox Intros 6152 Quad 4K Decoder for Decoding Up to Four 4K Streams

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Matrox has introduced the Maevex 6152 quad 4K decoder that decodes up to four 4K streams across up to four 4K displays from a single source. Maevex 6152 also includes HDCP support to decode and display multiple streams of protected content. In addition, the Maevex encoder and decoder pairing offers exceptionally high-quality, low-latency streaming, while […]

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L-Acoustics Opens L-ISA Auditoria Demos

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L-Acoustics is rolling out L-ISA Auditoria in strategic locations around the globe. Now, demonstrations, training or mixing sessions of L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology can be accessed in dozens of locations in L-ISA Auditoria designed to stringent L-Acoustics specifications. Two versions of the packages are available: a frontal system that delivers the resolution required for optimized source […]

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DiGiCo Releases Two New Networked Audio Racks at ISE 2020

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DiGiCo has announced two new I/O racks — the A164D Wall LCD and A168D Stage — for its 4REA4 processing engine for networked audio in installations at this year’s ISE show in Amsterdam. Both racks bring all the connectivity of the original A164 Wall LCD and A168 Stage, but with the additional advantage of Dante […]

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Alcons Audio’s CRMS-SRHV Passive Loudspeaker to Officially Launch at ISE 2020

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The CRMS-SRHV from Alcons Audio is a two-way, passive-filtered loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future immersive surround sound formats. Featuring the patented Alcons pro-ribbon driver technology, the CRMS-SRHV combines a benchmark-setting clarity and intelligibility with an unusually high dynamic range, offering a very realistic sound reproduction. Due to the “compressionless” principle […]

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Sonifex to Feature DIO Audiophile Dante Interfaces at ISE 2020

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Sonifex’s new DIO Audiophile Dante Interfaces are plug and play audio interfaces, which provide a convenient method of connecting legacy analog and digital audio equipment to the Dante AoIP audio network. There are nine products in the range which cover mono and stereo analog and AES3 inputs and outputs, together with a microphone amplifier and […]

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Sony Launches a New Set of High-grade Monitors At ISE 2020

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Sony will launch a new set of high-grade picture monitors from its TRIMASTER range at the ISE 2020 Show. The PVM-X2400 (24’’) and the PVM-X1800 (18.4’’) monitors provide high picture quality and accurate color reproduction due to Sony’s specified and dedicated panels, which offer a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels and a brightness of all-white luminance […]

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