BenQ and Peerless-AV Partner for New Mounting Solutions

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BenQ has partnered with Peerless-AV to provide mounting solutions for all BenQ corporate meeting room products. The partnership claims to bring additional safety to the company’s new CS Series for corporate meeting room displays, CP DuoBoard Series, SL Series of Pantone-validated signage, ST Series professional signage, IL Series interactive signage and PL Series of super-narrow-bezel video […]

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Extron Adds USB-A Socket-to-Plug Optical Cable in USBA Pro Plenum Series

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Extron announced the availability of USB-A socket-to-plug optical cables that extend USB 3.2 signals and power over distances up to 65 feet. The cables support a SuperSpeed USB data rate of 5 Gbps and deliver 5 volts and up to 900 mA of power to the USB peripheral device. The ultra-thin 0.24” (6 millimeters) diameter […]

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Comprehensive Connectivity Launches New Wall Plate Extender Kit

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Comprehensive Connectivity just launched the CHE-HDBTWP125MC Pro AV/IT HDBaseT 4K Single Gang HDMI + USB-C, USB 2.0 and Audio Wall Plate Extender Kit. Comprehensive’s CHE-HDBTWP125MC is a 2×1 Wall Plate Extender with HDMI and USB-C inputs. The USB-C input provides an AV interface for connecting with newer Apple notebooks and Windows PCs, as well as […]

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Network Device Interface (NDI) Now Supported in Zoom Rooms

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NDI is now supported in Zoom Rooms. The move follows the adoption of NDI by Zoom for MacOS, Microsoft Teams in 2020 and Skype in 2018. Zoom Rooms brings HD video collaboration into any space — in the office, in the classroom or at home — and enables in-person and remote participants to interact in real-time. […]

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Zoom Video To Acquire Five9 for Customer Engagement Expansion

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Zoom Video announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Five9, a provider of a cloud contact center. The all-stock transaction is valued at approximately $14.7 billion. The acquisition is expected to help enhance Zoom’s presence with enterprise customers and allow it to accelerate its long-term growth opportunity by adding the $24 billion contact […]

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Part 1: A Simple Expectation of InfoComm 2021

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We’re fewer than 100 days from InfoComm 2021 week — the first InfoComm since 2019 and the first time two InfoComm shows will be in the same town two times in a row in over 20 years. I don’t think we need to review how and why we came to where we are with this […]

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ClearOne Introduces All-In-One Collaboration Versa Mediabar

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ClearOne announced the market introduction of its new Versa Mediabar, the company’s all-in-one collaboration bar soundbar with an integrated 4K camera designed for UCC rooms and applications. The ClearOne Versa Mediabar is designed for huddle rooms and smaller spaces and connects via one USB cable. Featuring a built-in 4K Ultra HD camera with a 110-degree […]

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Avocor Announces G Series Edge-to-Edge Displays Without Bezel

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Avocor today announces its G series, a new product family of no-bezel, edge-to-edge interactive displays for collaboration. Available in 65”, 75” and 85”, the G series collaboration displays feature Avocor UiQ single-button touch interface and the latest generation of Avocor InGlass Intelligent Touch. With native 4K resolution, 30-bit color, and 500 nits of brightness, the […]

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AVer’s VC520 Conference Camera Wins 2021 Gold Globee Award for Technology Hardware

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AVer Information announced that The Globee Awards, organizers of the world’s premier business awards programs and business ranking lists, has named AVer’s VC520 Pro2 a winner in the 13th Annual 2021 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards. The annual Golden Bridge Awards program recognizes and honors in categories such as: Organizational performance, products and services, innovations, executives […]

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JVC Professional Debuts Three New PTZ Cameras

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JVC Professional debuted the new 4K KY-PZ400NW/NB and HD KY-PZ200NW/NB cameras. The three models provide streaming for remote production over the internet and are equipped with NDI HX and SRT streaming, H.265/H.264/MJPEG encoding and VITC (Vertical Interval Timecode) multicamera synchronization technologies and the new HD KY-PZ200W/B is an entry-level camera without NDI HX. All camera […]

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ELMO Releases CVAS Single Room Control System Screen Controller

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ELMO announced the release of the CVAS Single Room Control System. The primary component of CVAS is the TPC-07, a 7-inch touch screen controller using capacitive touch that incorporates both a table and wall mount option. It is powered via PoE. The optional IFBOX interface appliance is a scalable solution for legacy devices that require […]

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Blustream Now Shipping AMF41W 4K Wireless Presentation Switch

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Blustream has started shipping the AMF41W 4K wireless presentation switch. The AMF41W is a BYOD solution for wireless presentation, including AirPlay and Miracast from computers and mobile devices that includes a Wi-Fi hotspot with configurable screen layouts and support for seven concurrent video signals. The AMF41W is a 4K multiformat presentation switch featuring four HDMI, […]

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ClearOne Introduced UNITE 180 4X Zoom ePTZ Camera

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ClearOne introduced the UNITE 180, a 4X zoom ePTZ camera that provides a full 180-degree panoramic field-of-view with “real-time stitching” to achieve a variety of viewing modes. Designed for UCC applications where you need to show the entire room, the new UNITE 180 camera provides six viewing mode options, including one total panoramic view. Modes […]

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QSC Debuts Zoom-Certified Meet Room Solution

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QSC just debuted Meeting Room Solutions certified for use with Zoom Rooms. QSC has worked with Zoom and Q-SYS Ecosystem partner Sennheiser to create a solution that allows users to easily scale their Zoom Rooms deployment in high-value spaces. The QSC Meeting Room Solutions for Zoom Rooms centers around the Q-SYS Core 8 Flex processor, […]

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PPDS Launches ‘Air Quality Sensor’ Monitoring and Notification System

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PPDS (aka; Philips) announced the launch of “Air Quality Sensor,” an air quality monitoring solution designed to help schools and businesses (including corporate, retail and hospitality) create healthier and more productive working and learning environments, using Philips professional TVs, interactive displays and digital signage solutions. Part of PPDS’ new “Total Solutions” strategy, the PPDS Air […]

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Snap One Introduces New Binary BX 8K Active HDMI Cable Line

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Snap One today announced the introduction of its new line of Binary BX 8K Active HDMI Cables, designed to support 8K UHD at 60Hz 4:2:0 and up to 10K at 30 Hz 4:4:4. They also display 4K at 120Hz and 4K at 60Hz 4:4:4 and handle transmission speeds up to 48Gbps. The new line of Binary BX 8K […]

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How Virtual Mic and Mic-Array Technologies Revolutionize Meeting Rooms and Classrooms: The Blog

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Hello, #AVtweeps! On June 30, I hosted this webinar with Rob Ziv, vice president of business development and strategy at Almo Pro A/V, as well as Adrian Doughty, director of North American sales at Nureva. For this webinar, we discussed how virtual mic and mic-array technologies revolutionize meeting rooms and classrooms — and this is […]

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QSC Releases New Generation of Enterprise-Grade, NETGEAR-Manufactured AV Network Switches

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QSC just launched the Q-SYS NS Series Gen 2 enterprise-grade, NETGEAR-manufactured AV network switches. These switches are pre-configured to meet the requirements of the Q-SYS audio, video and control platform, providing a solution for faster, more reliable deployment of stand-alone AV networks. These new network switches provide real-time transport of Q-LAN, AES67, and Dante audio […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Introduces E Series to dvLED Portfolio

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced the availability of its E Series to its dvLED portfolio. The E Series offers a wide array of available pixel pitches, from 1.2 millimeters to 1.8 millimeters. Sharp NEC says it’s ideal for indoor installations in corporate, education and house of worship environments for customers looking to upgrade current digital […]

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Nureva Joins Logitech Collaboration Program for Large Space Audio Performance

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Nureva has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program to bring clear, reliable audio performance to large spaces in combination with Logitech conferencing products. Through the program, Nureva’s HDL300 audio conferencing systems are combined with the Logitech Rally Camera, Logitech Tap meeting room touch controller and the new Logitech RoomMate meeting room appliance (available this summer). Together, the products […]

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Livestreaming XSplit Ramps Up for Business Users

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Known for its game livestreaming, XSplit is launching two new applications in beta, XSplit Presenter and XSplit Capture. Like many streaming companies, the work from home (WFH) trends created by the global pandemic accelerated XSplit’s business. Its business grew more than 50% in 2020 and its VCam virtual background product saw 1000% growth in monthly […]

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Ahead of Its IPO, SnapAV Becomes Snap One

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SnapAV, a source of professional AV, surveillance, control, networking and remote management solutions, announced it has become Snap One. According to CEO John Heyman, the new name reflects the company’s goal to be the best provider of solutions, services and platforms for custom installation integrators whose businesses have grown well beyond AV products. “The name […]

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SnapAV Introduces WattBoxx 800 Series Power Conditioner With New Features

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SnapAV introduced the new WattBox 800 Series 1U 8-Outlet IP Power Conditioner with individually controlled and metered outlets, OvrC functionality and an LED front panel. The new 8-outlet 800 Series Power Conditioner has front with indicators that denote internet connectivity, outlet-specific current and proper grounding. Additionally, front-facing buttons allow local reset of individual or multiple […]

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Prysm Systems Announces Interactive LPD 6K Seamless Display

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Prysm Systems announced a 225-inch LPD 6K, an interactive large-format display with a panoramic seamless and an image without a bezel. Powered by the Prysm Application Suite, the LPD 6K enables users to present multiple content platforms and third-party applications into one display solution. The LPD 6K is designed for corporate, education, hospitality and retail […]

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Viewsonic Announces ViewBoard 52 Series Android-Based Collaboration Board

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The ViewBoard 52 Series from Viewsonic is a 65”, 75” and 86” Android-based collaboration board on a cart that’s designed for classrooms. Integrated with a sound bar, it has front-facing USB-C ports to connect computers, tablets or phones. It also places functional keys and I/O ports in a direct line of sight. And, the ViewBoard […]

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I Was Right — Epson Releases New Wireless Whiteboard Tech

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In January, as part of my 2021 predictions (dubbed Kayye’s Krystal Ball), I wrote “Epson will debut a new technology.” Well, my prediction came true today as Epson announced a hardware and software solution for enhanced lesson plans and student engagement — the BrightLink GoBoard Wireless Collaboration and Integrated Whiteboard Solution. BrightLink GoBoard will be […]

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Nureva Adds Voice Lift to HDL300 Audio Conferencing Systems

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Nureva has added Voice Amplification Mode (aka: voice lift) to its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems. With this addition, which is currently available in public beta, the HDL300 systems solve the difficult audio problem of supporting in-room amplification of the instructor or presenter’s voice, while simultaneously providing full-room microphone pickup of in-room voices […]

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Atlona Adds Wall Plate Switcher and Transmitter to HDBaseT AV Integration Omega Series

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Atlona has added new HDBaseT products to its Omega Series of AV integration solutions, the AT-OME-SW21-TX-WPC wall plate switcher and HDBaseT transmitter. The device combines HDMI and USB-C switching with extension of both AV and USB data in a U.S. one-gang wallplate form factor. The OME-SW21-TX-WPC transports video, audio and display control signals. When paired with […]

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Two AVer Information Cameras Achieve Zoom Rooms Camera Certification

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AVer Information says the new VB130 4K Video Bar and CAM130 4K Camera have been granted Zoom Rooms Camera Certification from Zoom Video. “Zoom consistently delivers high-quality video communication technology that is easy to deploy and manage. We are excited for the end-user experience the AVer VB130 4K Video Bar and CAM130 4K Camera will […]

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Ashly Audio Improves AW Series On-Wall Speaker Line

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Ashly Audio has improved its AW Series On-Wall speaker line with a Plus model that includes a higher power transformer to make the solution more flexible for integrations in larger spaces. The new model is available for order immediately. All AW speakers are designed to leverage the Ashly Audio ecosystem of solutions and take full […]

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Konftel Launches C20800 Hybrid Conferencing Package

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Konftel launched a new conferencing package, the C20800 Hybrid, a video collaboration solution designed for small and large meeting rooms. Featuring the Konftel Cam20 4K conference camera, the Konftel 800 conference phone (with OmniSound) and Konftel’s One Cable Connection Hub uses a single USB cable to connect all three components. The Konftel Cam20 USB camera […]

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