PreSonus Adds 70 New Features to Studio One

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PreSonus is now shipping Studio One 4.5, a major update to its recording and production software. With 70 new features and improvements, this free update for Studio One 4 users adds several of the most requested features from the Studio One user community and adds advanced tools that streamline professional audio and MIDI production workflows. […]

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Pliant Technologies Uses InfoComm to Debut MicroCom

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Pliant Technologies will debut its newest wireless intercom system, MicroCom, at InfoComm 2019 (Booth 5447). MicroCom offers a simple, entry-level priced wireless intercom solution in 900MHz (where legal). MicroCom provides single channel, full-duplex, multi-user intercom for applications where high-quality audio, excellent range and low-cost are needed. MicroCom is a compact, economical wireless intercom that is […]

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Vivitek Debuts New D3600Z Series of Small, Laser Projectors, One Includes NovoConnect

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The new D3600Z Series from Vivitek includes three new models — the DH3660Z, DU3661Z and the DH3665ZN. The DH3660Z is aimed at most common meeting rooms, while the DU3661Z adds an HDBaseT connection and the DH3665ZN is being marketed as a “smart projector” as it includes the built-in NovoConnect solution wireless presentation collaboration solution; thus, […]

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Extron Ships IN1806 and IN1808 Series 4K/60 Presentation Switchers

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Extron just announced it’s already shipping its IN1806 and IN1808 Series, seamless presentation switchers with 18 Gbps support integrated with 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 video scaling. They feature the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine with 30-bit internal video processing for best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling. These feature-rich switchers include Extron ProDSP audio processing, seamless video transition […]

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4K QuadVision Scaler-Switcher and Multiviewer Debuts from Calibre

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The Calibre 4K QuadVision HDMI 4K scaler-switcher with multiviewer and matrix output modes is designed for control rooms, videoconferencing, collaboration spaces, boardrooms, education, eSports and gaming. With support for 4K@60 4:4:4 video and HDMI bandwidth of 600MHz, the 4K QuadVision is compliant with HDCP1.X/2.2. It provides four HDMI2.0 input ports and two HDMI output ports, […]

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ENCO to Demo Automated Translation with AI at InfoComm – And We Have a LIVE Demo

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AV professionals in all types of organizations — from educational institutions and corporations to government agencies and churches — are constantly striving to make their content accessible and understandable to more viewers, whether in-person or online. Extending the company’s rich history of innovation in automated media captioning to multi-language translation, ENCO‘s new AI-powered enTranslate system […]

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Barco’s New XT Series Indoor LEDs Are Wall-Mountable, 16:9, Feature Pixel Pitches from 0.9 to 1.99mm

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Barco just launched its newest LED series, dubbed the XT Series. The XT series is aimed at indoor applications including meeting rooms, lobbies and visitor centers, boardrooms, television studios, design centers and control rooms. Each cube is a native 16:9 aspect ratio, which does make it easier to make HD or UHD (4k) screens. It […]

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Broadcast Pix Will Be All-About-IP with New Production Switcher & PTZ Camera Controller at InfoComm 2019

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Broadcast Pix will emphasize its IP-based solutions next month at InfoComm 2019 (Booth 2091) by demonstrating its newest integrated production switcher, BPswitch IX, as well as its new Version 7.5 software with expanded IP control capabilities and its new RCC IP camera control panel. BPswitch IX is designed for auditoriums, stadiums, conference rooms and other […]

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AV Stumpfl Expands U.S. Footprint

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In 2018, the family owned AV Stumpfl GmbH has established its first official subsidiary in the U.S. with direct ties to the Austrian parent company. From their headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., the AV Stumpfl Inc. team offers its U.S. customers direct support, repairs and sales consultation services. AV Stumpfl Inc. permanently stocks a large quantity […]

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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Camera Debuts

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The new Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 digital film camera features completely redesigned electronics and a new Super 35mm 4.6K HDR image sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range that can shoot up to 300 frames per second. Images are recorded using Blackmagic RAW, so you can choose compression levels up to 12:1 and […]

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Marshall’s CV420-CS Just Blew By Every Other Compact 4K Camera by Adding HDR

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Marshall Electronics has added High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for its CV420-CS, a compact native 4K60 camera. Integrated with a 12.4-Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch sensor, the Marshall CV420-CS uses a 4096×2160 chip. The CV420-CS is designed for use in live events, where large projection screens require true 4K resolution image capture and HDR capabilities, as well as […]

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Magewell New HDMI and SDI AV-over-IP Encoders Use NewTek’s NDI Technology

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Magewell has introduced what it’s calling an “affordable” Pro Convert HDMI TX and Pro Convert SDI TX dedicated NDI encoders — both models are encoding-only configurations and will be highlighted in Magewell’s booth (number 2407) at InfoComm 2019. Magewell’s Pro Convert family of hardware converters enables users and systems integrators bring HDMI or SDI video […]

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All-New Parallax ALR Screens Will Debut from Da-Lite

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Da-Lite says they are redefining their Parallax portfolio of Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) screen surfaces. Parallax 0.8, Parallax 2.3 and Parallax UST 0.45 are now part of the Parallax Pure family. Parallax Pure is a line of True Optical ALR surfaces. True Optical ALR surfaces are specifically designed to reject high levels of ambient light […]

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Pliant’s CrewCom Update Will Debut at InfoComm

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At InfoComm 2019 in booth 5447, Pliant Technologies will be showcasing the latest firmware update for its CrewCom wireless intercom system along with its SmartBoom series of headsets. The newly released CrewCom firmware update includes numerous system improvements as well as the incorporation of new Oceania 900MHz models. SmartBoom LITE Headset (PHS-SB11L) features an improved […]

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Energy Star Award Given to NEC Display E and EA Lines of Desktop Displays

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NEC Display Solutions of America announced this week that three desktop displays, the MultiSync E271N, EA231WU and EA241F and the large-format E657Q, have received the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient of 2019 Award. The award recognizes products that deliver cutting-edge energy efficiency along with the latest technological innovation, representing the best of ENERGY STAR products. The […]

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New 4K Camplex SFP Sends Signals Up to 3,300 Feet Through Fiber

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Camplex just introduced a new 4K HDMI single fiber extender that sends HDMI 2.0 signals over 3,300 feet of single mode fiber cable and 1,000 feet over multi-mode fiber, supporting video resolutions up to 4K2K@50/60Hz. With a video bandwidth of 18Gps, this entry-level fiber extender system is designed for applications that require high resolution video […]

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Alcons Audio Enters Immersive Audio Space with CRS8

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The Alcons Audio CRS8 is a two-way passive-filtered full range loudspeaker for immersive surround sound formats. Featuring the patented Alcons pro-ribbon driver technology, the CRS8 consists of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver for HF and a vented 8” mid-bass for LF reproduction. The CRS8 HF section has an 800W peak power input, enabling a unique 1:16 […]

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PixelFLEX Debuts Gen-2 of Its CoB FLEXUltra Lineup

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PixelFLEX will use InfoComm to launch a new version of its FLEXUltra LED family in booth 248. FLEXUltra, it uses an impact and scratch-resistant CoB (chip-on-board) technology called PixelShield and its packaged in 16:9 aspect ratios (75mm thick x 342mm tall x 608mm wide) with a 160° horizontal and vertical viewing angle. With front-serviceable panels, […]

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BeLive Studios and Epiphan Partner for Webcaster X2 on Facebook Live

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Epiphan Video an AV capture, recording and streaming products company told rAVe today about a new software partnership for integration of its Webcaster X2 social media live streaming encoder. The BeLive broadcasting software solution has integrated with Webcaster X2 to offer multi-person interview capabilities with interactive graphic features and live chat support for Facebook Live. […]

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De-stress at Work — The Three-Level To-Do List

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It’s national stress awareness month, so I thought I’d share one of the techniques I use at work to reduce stress for my readers. We’re a company that focuses on making your meetings something you can actually enjoy, and my own design team will talk about “de-stressing” opportunities in our own UI.  However, there are […]

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Dynamic Projection Institute Announces MDC-X Media Server

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Dynamic Projection Institute just announced improvements to the MDC-X Media Server including smoother playback. The upgraded MDC-X/DH370 uses an 8th generation Intel processor and is integrated with Intel UHD graphics with DDR4 RAM, M.2 SSD storage, USB3.1, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and designed for 24/7 operation. And, the handling of the timeline has been improved, the […]

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Dual-Input 12G SDI 4K Card from Magewell Ships

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Magewell today announced the immediate availability of its new Pro Capture Dual SDI 4K Plus video and audio capture card with support for multiple 4K SDI interface standards with dual-channels. The Pro Capture Dual SDI 4K Plus captures 4K video at full 60 frames per second over single-link 12G-SDI, dual-link 6G-SDI or quad-link 3G-SDI connections. […]

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RealMotion Will Launch Gold Series Servers at InfoComm 2019

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RealMotion today announced its new Gold Series servers for up to four 4K content streams simultaneously. The five new Gold Series servers being introduced at InfoComm 2019 are the Nugget, 4Karat, 8Karat, 16Karat and 16Karat Performance models. Each server comes with a secure warranty agreement, video playback capabilities and RealMotion’s proprietary Designer software built into […]

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Supersphere Audiophile Series is THE Audio for VR and 360 Live Events

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Supersphere today announced the launch of its new Audiophile Series. Available on Oculus Venues, the series marks the first time that live VR/360° broadcasts will offer end-to-end natively mixed ambisonic audio for primary delivery, enhancing the level of event experiences so that fans worldwide can feel even closer to the show. The Audiophile Series will kick off in New Orleans in May with three shows: The Revivalists (at the Fillmore […]

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VMS-741 4K MultiViewer from RTI Ships

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RTI today announced that the company is now shipping its VMS-741 7×1 4K Quad MultiViewer, a 4K switcher and scaler to combine video from up to four sources onto one display. The VMS-741 4K MultiViewer is designed for conference rooms, lecture halls, worship spaces and other installations requiring multiple video sources with differing resolutions and formats. Supported […]

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Converting Leads for Sales

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A start-up audiovisual systems integrator needs to take every single lead seriously because, with no backlog of client work, every new lead feels like immediate gratification as a sales lead. When this company grows and has plenty of work, do the leads become less important or is every new lead still a sales lead? The […]

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Optoma and Navitar Debut Interchangeable Lenses for ProScene Projectors

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Optoma and Navitar jointly announced two new interchangeable lenses compatible with Optoma ProScene projector models — including a long throw and extra-long throw Navitar NuView replacement lens. Fixed lens projectors are an industry challenge, limiting installation options in environments such as houses of worship, auditoriums, entertainment venues and retail spaces. With throw ratios up to […]

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ATOM Producer Lab Debuts from PreSonus

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ATOM Producer Lab is a tightly integrated, all-PreSonus production kit that combines the company’s ATOM production pad controller with the bus-powered AudioBox USB 96 audio/MIDI interface, M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, and Studio One Artist production software for Mac and Windows. The bundle also includes a bonus MVP Loop content library, the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite, […]

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Atlona Ships Rondo 4K HDR DAs

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Atlona is shipping its new Rondo family of HDMI distribution amplifiers including the 448 (AT-RON-448) for 4K/UHD/HDR sources. The Rondo 448 provides is a 1×8 DA that is designed for either residential or retail environments. Like its 1×2 and 1×4 siblings (Rondo 442 and Rondo 444), the Rondo 448 has EDID management to sync between […]

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Hall Research Debuts HDMI-Based Audio Extractor and Inserter

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Hall Research just launched the HD-AUD-IO, an HDMI audio manager capable of extracting audio from (de-embedding) and/or inserting audio into (embedding) an HDMI video signal. The HD-AUD-IO provides one HDMI input and output and with audio embedded on the HDMI it can be extracted and available as both stereo analog or multi-channel digital SPDIF (TOSLINK) […]

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AOPEN Now Has Affordable 4K Media Players

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AOPEN today announced the launch of two Windows-based Digital Engine models, the DE5500 and DEX5550 with AIoT Edge Control capabilities. With a fanless design that integrates into kiosks and behind displays, the UHD (4K) DEX5550 is designed for 24/7 enterprise applications and for interactive kiosks, 3D wayfinding and digital signage. The DEX5550 is ruggedized and […]

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