How EdTech Is Changing — Perspectives from Panasonic

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Earlier this year, I learned that one of my favorite Netflix documentaries of 2020, “Cheer,” was shot in 4K on four Panasonic VariCam LT and EVA1 cinema cameras. So around the time when I got a lead regarding another story from Panasonic Visual Systems — a story about all the work the company has been […]

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ClearOne Announces BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile

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ClearOne announced its new BMA 360, claiming it to be the world’s most technologically advanced Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile. The ClearOne BMA 360 is a wideband, frequency invariant beamforming mic array with uniform gain response across all frequency bands. With FiBeam technology, conference participants will experience full fidelity audio across all beams and within […]

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Barix’s IP Former Transforms Analog Loudspeakers Into Networked IP Speakers

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Barix is now shipping its IP Former for transforming analog loudspeakers into networked IP speakers. Enabling upgrades of existing audio deployments to support advanced IP functionality, the new module lets systems integrators and installers offer customers a digital audio environment using their current speakers. Replacing the 70/100-volt transformer traditionally used with analog loudspeakers, IP Former […]

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Lumens 4K and Full HD Videoconference Cameras Join Barco ClickShare Alliance Program

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Lumens announced its 4K and Full HD videoconference cameras and auto-tracking camera have joined the Barco ClickShare Alliance Program. Collaborating with Barco’s ClickShare wireless conferencing system, Lumens videoconference cameras offer the end users a solution and a variety of meeting space options. With the Barco ClickShare button, everyone in the room can instantly see and […]

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PreSonus Releases New AVB-to-Dante Bridge

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A plug-and-play endpoint that bridges AVB and Dante networks, the PreSonus AVB-D16 16×16 AVB-to-Dante Bridge, enables you to send and receive up to 16 audio channels between PreSonus StudioLive Series III mixers and a Dante network. With one or more AVB-D16s, you can easily integrate PreSonus StudioLive Series III mixers, NSB-series stage boxes, and EarMix […]

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Marshall Electronics Introduces CV503-U3 Camera for Professional Broadcast Production

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Marshall Electronics just introduced its CV503-U3 camera model designed around its CV503 camera, which is commonly used in professional broadcast production. The CV503-U3 is a dedicated USB3.0 HD POV camera to meet the demand for USB-based workflows for both work-from-home as well as a range of remote livestreaming applications. It offers plug-and-play connectivity using capture […]

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Barco ClickShare Reveals Global Study Results — Workers Want to Get Back to the Office and Back to Technology

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THIS IS A GUEST BLOG FROM BARCO New global study by Barco ClickShare reveals that employees worldwide are desperate to get back to the office and are looking for their employers to invest in a technology-driven hybrid working environment post-COVID-19. On average, employees want to spend a maximum of 2 days a week at home […]

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DTEN Announces New Products at Zoomtopia

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Very little is known about these specific products yet, but, since Zoomtopia was earlier this week, we felt like some information is better than none. So, here it goes: DTEN was at the 2020 Zoomtopia with its new products including DTEN’s expanding Zoom for Home solutions, DTEN ME and DTEN onTV. DTEN ME: Featuring Zoom […]

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When are We Going to Start to Pay More Attention to Nvidia? Probably Now.

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This month, Nvidia announces an open beta for Omniverse, a 3D simulation and collaboration platform — and Maxine, a cloud-native streaming video AI platform. It’s now a phygital world — and as the physical and digital worlds fuse to simulate reality in real time and with pixel perfect detail, the company that AV should pay […]

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BenQ Now Shipping RP02 Series Interactive Flat Panels

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BenQ is now shipping its new RP02 Series interactive flat panels (IFPs), designed for in-person and remote collaborative meetings. The cloud-enabled RP02 Series IFPs feature cloud whiteboarding for Windows and Android, a new user interface and annotation tools, mobile interactivity, duo screen and signage messaging capabilities. The 4K UHD IFP series is available in three […]

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Vivitek Adds Two New New Wireless Collaboration NovoProjectors

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Vivitek has announced that it is launching two NovoProjectors, the DH3665ZN and DH858N, both of which feature integrated NovoConnect wireless collaboration capabilities. These projectors are designed to be all-in-one solutions and feature on-board wireless presentation and moderator function, making them ideally suited for the BYOD era without additional equipment. It’s possible to display up to […]

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Poly Intros Poly Sync, a New Line of Smart, Portable USB and Bluetooth Speakerphones

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Today at Zoomtopia 2020, Poly announced the Poly Sync Family – Poly Sync 20, Poly Sync 40 and Poly Sync 60 – a new line of smart, portable, USB and Bluetooth speakerphones. According to Poly, the Poly Sync 20 is one of the first USB and Bluetooth speakerphones to receive Zoom’s Personal USB Speakerphone certification. […]

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Three Reasons Free Isn’t the Answer

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Unfortunately, we’ve hit the second wave of COVID-19. Here’s wishing you, your families and your colleagues are safe and healthy. I like the clarity that comes with hindsight. Now’s a great time to look back at some of the business strategies we either initiated (or considered initiating) way back at the beginning of the pandemic. […]

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Videotel Digital Adds Infrared Buttons to Its Touchless Interactive Products

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Videotel Digital has now added Infrared “Touchless” Buttons to its full array of touchless interactive products. Because today’s consumers are now reluctant to interact with public-facing surfaces, Videotel Digital offers a choice of touchless alternatives that allow customers to continue to interact with no fear of contamination. Videotel’s MOVE, SENSE, WAVE, TAP and QR give […]

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Jabra and HP Team for Microsoft Teams and Zoom Room Certified RBS Bundle

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Jabra announced a UCC-based bundle combining video and audio solutions for meeting rooms in collaboration with HP. The bundle features Jabra PanaCast, a 180 degree Panoramic-4K USB camera and HP Elite Slice room PC for UCC systems. The bundle is designed as a RBS — room-based systems — solution to UCC for video and audio […]

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QSC Adds Q-SYS Control Plugins for Cisco and Barco ClickShare

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QSC today announced the availability of two new Q-SYS Control plugins, enabling integration and a consistent user experience for the Cisco conferencing and collaboration endpoints and the Barco ClickShare Conference family of devices within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Both plugins are available through the Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software. The Cisco In-Room plugin enables […]

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Pure Resonance Audio Intros 3.8″-Deep, Affordable SP8 SoundPlane Ceiling Tile Speaker

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The SP8 SoundPlane ceiling tile speaker is the newest addition to Pure Resonance Audio’s drop tile speakers, adding an affordable drop tile solution. The Pure Resonance Audio SP8 is only 3.9″ deep, making it a good option for suspended ceiling spaces where deeper standard speakers will not fit. This low-profile design fits into standard 2’x2′ […]

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Futuresource’s Virtual Audio Collaborative 2020 Is NOT to be Missed

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This is likely going to be THE audio show of 2020. With under a month to go before Futuresource Consulting’s Audio Collaborative event begins, the line-up continues to grow, with a wealth of world-class industry leaders coming together to discuss the future of audio. Joining registrants from their virtual seats will be the chief products […]

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AmpliVox Introduces Acrylic Safety Shields for Work Surfaces

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced acrylic safety shields for lecterns, podiums, tables and other work surfaces. The new shields are designed to help protect single individuals or many individuals standing or sitting from airborne virus transmission potentially spread by talking, coughing or sneezing. They are perfect for all conference and meeting rooms, hospitality settings, schools, […]

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What’s Next for 2020-21? Learnings from SYNNEX’s Latest of the LAVNCH Days

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Thursday marked the third of the SYNNEX COLLABSolv LAVNCH Days (if you need reference material as to what those are, find some previous coverage here), and this event in particular promised to cover a topic at the forefront of all our minds: hybrid connections. What are they? What do they look like in our homes? […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Adds Barco to Strategic Partner Program

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Yamaha Unified Communications (UC) has added Barco to its Strategic Partner Program. As a strategic partner, customers can be assured that Yamaha’s YVC-200 Portable USB & Bluetooth Speakerphone, YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth Speakerphone and YVC-1000 Mic and Speaker System are tested and certified to combine effortlessly with Barco ClickShare Wireless Conference for a seamless Bring […]

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Communications Design Associates and Telemanagement Resources International Partner for Consultation to Enterprise, Design Clients

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Communications Design Associates (CDA) and Telemanagement Resources International (TRI) have teamed to provide high-level, expert consultation to enterprise clients and design partners. This union delivers guidance surrounding workplace evolution and technology use beyond reentry protocol and provides quantifiable future benefits. Driving this initiative is CDA Principal Michael Goldman, a global integration, enterprise AV, UC&C and […]

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ClearOne Updates CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager Software

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ClearOne announced the latest update of the CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager software. The new update now has an organizational portal for multiple user accounts with support for up to 2,048 combined devices and users. It also includes LDAP support and two levels of access — a secure administrator level for full access and a viewer […]

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Extron Now Shipping Two-Input Twisted Pair Transmitter

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Extron is shipping its DTP2 T 212, a two-input twisted pair transmitter for sending HDMI, audio and control to a DTP-enabled product. It provides two HDMI inputs, one DTP2 output, and one HDMI output to support a local monitor. The HDCP 2.3-compliant transmitter accommodates data rates up to 18 Gbps and supports video resolutions up […]

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Atlona Adds New HDBaseT Transmitter to Omega Series

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Atlona just intro’d a new HDBaseT transmitter in its Omega Series of switching, extension and video processing solutions. A wall plate extender for USB-C AV and data, the AT-OME-EX-TX-WPC transmitter enables remote USB-C and USB 2.0 connectivity for soft codec conferencing and applications with interactive displays. The OME-EX-TX-WPC transports video, embedded audio, RS-232 control signals […]

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Screen Innovations Adds Manual Box Shade Cassettes to Nano Lineup

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Screen Innovations (SI) widened its Nano product category with the addition of Nano Manual Box shade cassettes. Designed to match the cosmetics of the motorized version of Nano, Nano Manual Box offers integrators and end users the ability to use a combination of less expensive manual shades on smaller ancillary windows like those in a […]

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Optoma Announces New Direct View LED Display

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Optoma today announced its new QUADZilla FHDQ163 Direct View LED display to the U.S. market. Improving upon the FHDQ130 QUAD LED display, the QUADZilla delivers 600 nits and 163-inch imagery with a three-step assembly process that reduces installation time from days to hours. The all-in-one LED display comes precalibrated out of the box, removing the […]

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THE rAVe Agency Brings on Amanda Beckner As President and Chief Operating Officer

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THE rAVe Agency, the AV industry’s only creative agency, is pleased to announce Amanda Beckner, CTS, as president and chief operating officer. Beckner brings more than 20 years of strategic, operational and educational success to THE rAVe Agency. She will be instrumental in driving long-term strategy and capitalizing on operational success for THE rAVe Agency. […]

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Magnum Power Security Adds Thermal Screening Integration Ability to Deva-Branded Camera/Speaker/Sensor

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Magnum Power Security has announced it has added the ability to integrate with third-party thermal screening software into the Deva-branded all-in-one speaker, camera and sensor product. So, any location with a Deva product can be upgraded or used to screen employees (and visitors) entering a space and provide an audio warning, or even latch and unlatch […]

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New Crestron ONE App Allows Control Experience From Any Personal Device

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Crestron announced the launch of the Crestron ONE app with mobile room control, enabling a control experience from any personal device. Crestron ONE empowers employee wayfinding, room automation and content sharing from a user’s personal device, facilitating touchless room management. With Crestron ONE, employees and guests at any workplace can control room technology safely, securely […]

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