BenQ Adds More Security InstaShow WDC30


BenQ has added more security to its InstaShow WDC30, including Wi-Fi 6 encryption, ISO EAL6+ and FIPS 140-3, in order to meet the stringent security requirements of U.S. government agencies, financial institutions and other organizations with high-risk data. Wireless meetings can contain highly sensitive and confidential data and intellectual property that can be leaked or […]

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Konftel Launches Konftel Attach, a Series of Video Kits for In-Room PC-Based Systems


Konftel launched a series of video kits for in-room, PC-based systems called the Konftel Attach. They are designed for Microsoft Teams Rooms, Zoom Rooms and more open-based solutions. The portfolio has been specifically adapted for in-room systems such as from Lenovo and Dell. Konftel Attach bundles include conference cameras and speakerphones, accompanied by a long […]

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Design Consultants Discuss the State of the ProAV Industry at InfoComm 2022


At InfoComm 2022, Sony gathered a panel of leading design consultants to discuss the state of the ProAV industry. The panel — which was moderated by rAVe’s Megan A. Dutta and featured Rob Badenoch, Joseph D’Angelo, Bren Walker and Mark Peterson — discussed the changing role of consultants, getting into the design process sooner, driving […]

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Trade Show Season Is a Time to Support Diversity


rAVe [PUBS] and many other industry publications have written recently about the great work of the AVIXA Women’s Council and its partnership with Rosie Riveters. Since this has been written about in many places, I won’t rewrite everything here. There are a few points I would like to make, however. First, it is fantastic to […]

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Extron Now Shipping USBC Pro 8K Series USB-C Cables


Extron is starting to ship the new USBC Pro 8K Series, active, hybrid optical-copper USB-C cables that transmit 8K/30 DisplayPort AV, USB 2.0 data, and power signals simultaneously over distances up to 30 feet (9.1 meters). They are ideal for USB-C-enabled devices that support video and audio over four DisplayPort lanes. To streamline integration, they support power delivery […]

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Maxhub Introduces the 98-Inch DLED ND98PNA 4K Commercial Display


Maxhub just introduced the ND98PNA 4K Commercial Display. Maxhub says this 98-inch diagonal Direct LED (DLED) display is recommended for presentations, UCC and digital signage. Featuring 4K resolution, Bytello DMS for remote device management and wireless BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) capabilities, the ND98PNA also has a 5000:1 contrast ratio. In terms of connectivity, the […]

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Vibe Releases Its Smartboard S1 All-in-One Collaboration Board


Vibe just launched the Vibe Smartboard S1. Designed as an all-in-one collaboration board, it runs on the Chromium OS and can support third-party apps including Zoom Teams and WebEx. The S1 is a native 4K (3840 x 2160 resolution 55” touchscreen, using an Intel i5 Processor and integrated with Wi-Fi 6 support. Each board includes […]

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Key Digital Releases KD-XPS22U 4K 18G HDBaseT Extender Kit


Key Digital just announced the KD-XPS22U, a 4K, 18G HDBaseT Extender Kit (the KD-PS22UTx Switcher/Transmitter and the KD-X100MRx Receiver) aimed at conference rooms, training and lecture rooms, huddle spaces and home theaters HDBaseT provides the bandwidth for delivery of uncompressed 10.2Gbps signals, which the KD-XPS22U extends with “visually lossless compression” by way of its 18G […]

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Disguise Debuts a New Flagship Media Server — the vx 4+


Storytelling technology platform, Disguise, just debuted a new flagship media server: the vx 4+. Built for “the world’s largest and most technically demanding productions, installations and shows, the vx 4+ is designed to ensure maximum content quality and playback performance, enabling productions to push boundaries.” Today, film studios and broadcasters are turning to extended reality […]

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BenQ Launches New BenQBoard Flexible Collaboration Hub


BenQ just launched a new collaboration board kit in the form of the BenQBoard Flexible Collaboration Hub. The bundle includes BenQ’s 65″ antimicrobial BenQBoard RE6501 UHD Smart Board, collaboration and management software, OPS Intel i7 PC, DVY21 HD video camera with microphone, a TTY22 mobile stand, three-year warranty and shipping for $3,999. The BenQBoard RE6501 […]

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Yamaha Receives Microsoft Teams Certification for Its ADECIA Tabletop Solution


Yamaha has received Microsoft Teams certification for its ADECIA Tabletop Solution. Part of the company’s ADECIA family of complete, customizable conferencing tools, the tabletop solution meets the medium-sized room standards that defines the Teams experience. The Yamaha RM-TT wired tabletop array microphone is one of the several standalone microphone options also available in ADECIA, a […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 Day 3 — Wrapping Up the Week


Welcome back for Day Three of rePLAY, where we talk about all things InfoComm 2022! Our hosts, Managing Editor Steph Beckett and Marketing Director Emily Dean, are back again for one more day, joined by AV professionals and guests to discuss their perspectives on InfoComm 2022. Some Favorite Products of the Day A big trend […]

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Vanco Introduces the EVSW4K41 Evolution 4K 4×1 Multiformat Collaboration Switcher


Vanco just introduced the EVSW4K41 Evolution 4K 4×1 multiformat collaboration switcher. The EVSW4K41 allows seamless switching from multiple wired or wireless presenters to one display. Miracast and Airplay allow users to cast wirelessly from BYOD computers, tablets and mobile devices to the display. In addition to wireless input, the EVSW4K41 features two HDMI inputs and a […]

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Yamaha Joins the SDVoE Alliance


In probably the biggest announcement of 2022, Yamaha is joining the SDVoE Alliance, a consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of AV-over-IP via 10G in professional AV environments. Yamaha is a player in the UCC segment of the market of AV and in corporate, retail and hospitality industries. “We are pleased to […]

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Vaddio Releases New IntelliSHOT-M ePTZ Camera — Certified for Microsoft Teams


Vaddio announced its new IntelliSHOT-M ePTZ camera specifically engineered and certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms. The IntelliSHOT-M claims to guarantee a consistent, repeatable and high-quality Teams experience. Like the IntelliSHOT ePTZ camera released last year, the IntelliSHOT-M features 30x zoom with 70.2-degree field of view and is equipped with Vaddio’s advanced IntelliFrame technology, the only […]

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No More ‘I Am Sharing My Screen’


Yes, we suffer from more than just Zoom fatigue. The ProAV industry also suffers from “would-be-Zoom fatigue.” The weariness that comes with hearing about another contender that hopes to knock out remote work incumbents like Zoom and Teams. Yet, Switchboard comes with more spark. Spark Capital, that is. Switchboard raised $13.8 million backed by Spark […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 — Day 2


Our hosts are back! Today, Director of Marketing Emily Dean joins Managing Editor Steph Beckett for another day of rePLAY InfoComm 2022. They met with AV professionals and guests to discuss their perspectives on the show. A Few Favorite Products “I was honestly impressed with all the UCC solutions in general. Plus, I’m a big […]

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Keep Your Customers and Your Teams Connected: Turn on Your Camera


We, the ProAV people, know better than anyone that video communication has been around a long time. The first official video call was in 1958. I remember working to help corporations define a return on investment for the videoconferencing infrastructure. They had an automatic message for every travel request. For example, “Could this meeting be […]

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Atlona Debuts New ePTZ Camera for Huddle Rooms and Distance Learning


Atlona debuted Captivate AT-CAP-FC110, an ePTZ (electronic pan-tilt-zoom) camera for UCC, distance learning as well as huddle rooms and small to medium-sized meeting spaces. The CAP-FC110 is the second product in Atlona’s new Captivate family of “high-performance video conferencing solutions, joining the AT-CAP-SP100 speakerphone in enabling unified communications (UC) experiences.” Universal PC and Mac compatibility […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 — We’re Just Getting Started


rePLAY InfoComm 2022 kicked off today, and we have an exciting recap of Day One for you! We had a great time in Las Vegas gathering content (over 1,100 videos and over 12,000 photos) on the show floor that we will be showcasing over the next three days during our InfoComm rewind. Day one started […]

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Poly Publishes New Report on the ‘Journey to Hybrid Working’


Poly published a new report called “The Journey to Hybrid Working: Six Things for US Companies to Consider,” in partnership with workplace research platform WORKTECH Academy. The report draws on recent research into the needs and preferences of U.S. workers and explores six considerations for US companies to further navigate hybrid working. Hybrid work is […]

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LG Unveils the LG ProBeam BU53PST


LG Business Solutions USA has introduced the LG ProBeam BU53PST, a 4K UHD short-throw laser projector with 5000 ANSI lumens brightness. It offers a throw ratio that’s more than 25% shorter than LG’s other ProBeam projectors. The ProBeam BU53PST also offers a 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio, HDR10 processing and has 12-point edge adjustment. Dual 5-watt speakers […]

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Vanco International Unveils the PulseAudio Collaboration Video Bar (PA-CVB1)


Vanco International today unveiled an all-in-one video collaboration product, the PulseAudio Collaboration Video Bar (PA-CVB1). The PA-CVB1 has a modern soundbar form factor, a built-in six-ray beamforming microphone and a 4K ePTZ camera embedded in its center. The PA-CVB1’s camera is equipped with smart framing, which automatically adjusts to frame participants; auto-tracking to automatically follow […]

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Crestron Electronics Debuts the Sightline Room Experience at InfoComm 2022


At InfoComm 2022, Crestron Electronics debuted the Sightline room experience, which is designed to address meeting equity problems in meetings. Sightline assembles the core platforms of Crestron, including Crestron Flex digital workplace technologies, DigitalMedia content distribution and control and management. Inside the Crestron Sightline, speakers are actively tracked and framed, and multiple displays offer improved […]

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VOD Debuts a 0.7mm Pixel Pitch dvLED Display at InfoComm 2022


VOD Visual just debuted a 0.7mm pixel pitch dvLED display at Infocomm 2022. Part of VOD’s VIVID range of products and in a 62” Full HD (1080p) form-factor, it’s spec’d at 1200 nits brightness and a Rec.709 wide color gamut and has a matte black backing. The VIVID is available in 0.7mm, 1mm, 1.25mm and […]

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Shure Microphones Receive Barco ClickShare Certification


Shure has announced that microphones from its Stem Ecosystem, Stem Wall, Table and Hub, have received full certification with the Barco ClickShare Conference room system. Stem Ceiling is also compatible with the Barco solution. With this certification, Shure and Barco have partnered to make it even easier for users to seamlessly turn any “Bring Your […]

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DTEN Debuts Inclusiview at InfoComm 2022


DTEN debuted Inclusiview this week at InfoComm 2022. Created to better capture and present participants in small meeting rooms, DTEN Inclusiview leverages AI to deliver an unprecedented face-to-face experience via the DTEN ME Pro. DTEN Inclusiview works exclusively with the all-in-one DTEN ME Pro. With the device’s smart three-camera array, DTEN Inclusiview utilizes both auto-framing […]

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PPDS to Showcase Latest Range of Remodeled and Updated 4K Philips B-Line Business TVs at InfoComm 2022


PPDS, or Philips, is showcasing its latest range of remodeled and updated 4K Philips B-Line Business TVs at InfoComm 2022. Available in new 43” and 55” sizes and designed for entertainment, collaboration and content scheduling, the Philips B-Line is designed as a signage solution for food and beverage (bars, restaurants, kiosks) as well as corporate […]

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LG Business Solutions USA Unveils dvLED Video Wall Solution Using 54″ LED Bloc Displays


LG Business Solutions USA has unveiled a new video wall solution using 54-inch bezel-free LED Bloc displays that the company says simplify installation and open up new design possibilities. The new LSAC series direct-view LED (dvLED) cabinets are designed to allow integrators to use existing VESA mounting hardware from previous LCD installations. Introduced at InfoComm […]

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Announcing the 2022 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners


We are excited to announce the winners of our 11th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different from ANY other industry awards. First of all, the votes and nominations come from the AV community — we don’t believe in pay for play. We believe in winning because of a good old-fashioned popular vote — […]

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Roland Introduces UVC-02 Web Presentation Dock at InfoComm 2022


Roland introduced an interesting broadcast-from-home solution fro Zoom and Teams users at InfoComm 2022: UVC-02 Web Presentation Dock: The UVC-02 Web Presentation Dock helps users bridge that gap, providing a simple and affordable solution to level up virtual presentations with better quality audio/visual gear and more control. The compact UVC-02 is a desktop control hub […]

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LG Wants ProAV Integrators to Sell Robots. So, The Company Brought Some to InfoComm 2022


LG Business Solutions USA introduced the company’s first multipurpose customer service robot, the LG CLOi GuideBot, which is designed to provide wayfinding, enhanced security, advertising opportunities and valuable data on interaction times and usage. The robot’s friendly digital face, responsive voice activation and two large touch screens are designed to revolutionize the customer experience virtually […]

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