AVer Information’s FONE540 Speakerphone Is Now Zoom Certified

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AVer Information announced its FONE540 Speakerphone received official certification from Zoom Video Communications, Inc. The FONE540 is the latest in a growing collection of AVer audio and videoconferencing innovations to pass Zoom’s certification process. FONE540 went through various laboratory tests to ensure it integrates with Zoom’s conferencing platform. Zoom users can upgrade from built-in laptop […]

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C2G Releases New Family of HDMI HDBaseT Extenders

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C2G announced a new family of HDMI HDBaseT extenders for the delivery of uncompressed HDMI video and audio signals (in addition to VGA, IR, RS232, USB-C, USB 2.0 and analog audio) over a single network patch cable to displays. The extenders are designed for conference rooms, huddle rooms, classrooms, lecture halls and more. The C2G […]

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iRoom Intros Dynamic Room Sensor Package for iRoom iO touchDock and Other Mounting Products

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iRoom has announced a new Dynamic Room Sensor Package to be included with all iRoom iO touchDock models, the iTop OnWall, iTop Pro and iTop Plus tabletop models. iRoom’s docking stations feature a built-in sensor package for room temperature, humidity, light and air quality (CO2). The iRoom iPad dashboard gives the user sensor status information […]

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RingCentral Finds Creative Way to Compete With Zoom, Meet and Teams: A White-Label UCC Platform

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RingCentral announced RingCentral Rise, a new platform designed for service providers worldwide that will allow users to basically white-label (technically, co-brand) a UCC service. Service providers can offer their own co-branded unified cloud communications solutions to businesses in a flexible and scalable manner. Communications solutions include team messaging, video meetings, cloud phone systems and contact […]

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Nominations Have Closed for 10th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

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Nominations for the Readers’ Choice Awards have now closed. Our next step is that we will open up voting for your favorite companies, products and more — so keep a lookout for next steps. We’ll announce the winners during rePLAY 2021 on Nov. 2-4, 2021. To learn more about rePLAY 2021 and to register, visit […]

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NDI Now Fully Compatible With Microsoft Teams

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NDI is now fully compatible with Microsoft Teams, allowing Teams users access to the full capabilities of NDI 5 enabled technologies for broadcasts, webinars and other video applications. NDI 5 is a high-performance connectivity and control standard that allows NDI devices to operate on a single IP network for ultra-low-latency video production. The NDI Tools […]

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Jabra and Huddly Join Crestron Flex Platform for Enhanced Meeting Technology Capabilities

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Crestron has partnered with Jabra and Huddly to add them to the Crestron Flex platform. The addition adds more intelligent camera technology for meetings. The Crestron Flex platform integrates videoconferencing, content sharing, scheduling, management, support and more into one platform. The addition of intelligent video integration to the Crestron Flex platform offers features that enhance the […]

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C2G Introduces 2 New HDMI Dongle Adapter Rings

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C2G introduced two new 4K HDMI Dongle Adapter Rings that allow users to connect any device via retractable universal mount or directly to an existing HDMI cable to any displays in conference rooms, huddle rooms, classrooms, lecture halls and more. C2G’s Universal 4K HDMI Dongle Adapter Rings include adapters to connect almost any device to an in-room […]

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ClearOne Releases Two Camera Control Modules for Extron Control Systems

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ClearOne announced the availability of two new camera control modules for Extron control systems that work with ClearOne’s BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile and ClearOne’s UNITE 200. The modules also work with other Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera that complies with the industry-standard VISCA control protocol. The new Extron modules will be available as free software […]

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Avocor Reveals GroupShare, A Meeting User Interface for Team Video Calls

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Avocor announced Avocor GroupShare, its new subscription-based meeting user interface designed to help teams manage video calls. Avocor’s GroupShare enables single-button meeting start from Avocor’s interactive display, personal mobile device or a PC; access to your documents securely via a cloud drive; the room’s calendar; secure wireless screen sharing; and one-button start to multiple UC software programs, […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases CV605 IP PTZ Camera With Updated Professional-grade Features

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Marshall Electronics introduced the CV605 5X HD60 IP PTZ Camera, an entry-level PTZ camera that features a 5X optical zoom range with a simultaneous 3GSDI and IP interface. The CV605 utilizes a professional-grade two Megapixel sensor to capture HD video at up to 1920x1080p resolution at 60fps. A wide-angle optical zoom lens offers an 85-degree […]

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Extron and Somfy Partner to Integrate AV and Environmental Controls

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Extron announced a partnership with Somfy, the world’s largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings, projection screens and exterior solar protection. Extron control capabilities will be combined with Somfy powered products for smart-building projects, aiming to offer product integrations that simplify installation, setup, automation and control. A simple press on the Extron touchscreen will allow users to […]

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Prysm Systems Debuts ‘All-In-One Single Room Solution’ For Customer Data Privacy and Security

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Prysm Systems announced an All-In-One Single Room solution for on-premise deployment designed to streamline customer data privacy and security. The All-In-One provides customers with a pre-configured system that delivers an immersive experience to enhance collaboration between in-person and remote participants. The All-In-One is the latest addition to the Prysm Application Suite family of products. This […]

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Optoma Introduces ZX300 and ZW350 Laser Projectors With Updated Lighting and Input Options

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Optoma introduced the Optoma ZX300 and ZW350,  two new compact XGA and WXGA laser projectors designed for K-12 classrooms, corporate environments and small-to-medium-sized venues. The Optoma ZX300 and ZW350 offer updated brightness, image quality, operation and a variety of built-in features to provide flexibility and enhanced performance. Optoma says these projectors provide integrators and end […]

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VuWall Releases VuScape VS10 Video Wall Controller for AV, IP and IT Sources

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VuWall announced its new VuScape VS10 Video Wall Controller. The VS10 is designed for small-and-medium-sized video wall deployments and powers up to 16 displays. It can be used as a destination or to capture and manage hybrid AV, IP and IT sources, including web pages, RSS feeds, VNC and more. It allows them to be encoded […]

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5 Things to Know About UCC Ahead of InfoComm 2021

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With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing for much longer than anyone expected, it should come as no surprise that conferencing and collaboration is a major focus for AV professionals. According to one report, the unified communication and collaboration (UCC) market size is expected to grow from USD 67.4 billion in 2021 to USD 127.5 billion by […]

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Sennheiser, Barco and QSC Collaborate to Update Gateway Innovation Hub in New York

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On the 29th floor of 900 Third Avenue in Manhattan is Gateway, a co-working and innovation hub. As part of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACCNY) — the oldest international chamber of commerce in the U.S. — Gateway’s mission is to help Scandinavian companies gain a strategic foothold and become more successful in the U.S. market. […]

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ClearOne’s UNITE 50 4K AF Camera Is Zoom Certified

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ClearOne announced that the UNITE 50 4K AF camera is now Zoom Certified. The UNITE 50 4K AF camera introduces ClearOne’s new Auto-Framing technology that automatically frames meeting participants to maximize screen use through image algorithms and electronic PTZ automation. The UNITE 50 4K AF ePTZ is designed to be used at the home or workplace […]

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Zoom Invests $30 Million in Neat

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Zoom announced a $30 million investment in Neat — bringing Zoom’s total investment in the company to $41 million. In a blog posted by Zoom, the company said, “Neat’s devices are an outstanding complement to Zoom’s communications platform and help deliver an optimal Zoom Rooms experience for our users.” “Since Neat’s launch in 2019, we’ve […]

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How to Get the Job You Want — Selling Your Value: Part 2

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This is the second article in my “How to Get the Job You Want” series. To view the other articles in this series, click here. I had been working in data storage and backup for about 10 years when I got a Dell catalog in the mail. When I opened and skimmed through it, I […]

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Verizon Business and Yealink Announce One Talk T67LTE Wireless Desk Phone for the Hybrid Office

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Verizon Business and Yealink co-announced the One Talk T67LTE wireless desk phone, the first advanced desk phone with embedded 4G/LTE cellular technology available in the U.S. The T67LTE is designed to support the hybrid worker and is only available with Verizon’s One Talk service. The One Talk T67LTE offers users a wireless experience in a […]

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JBL Professional Debuts JBL-LCT 81C/TM Lay-In Ceiling Tile Speaker

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JBL Professional debuted the JBL-LCT 81C/TM, a broad-range metric lay-in ceiling tile speaker. This is a metric version of the LCT 81C/T 2-feet-by-2-feet lay-in ceiling tile speaker. Sized to fit standard 600-millimeter x 600-millimeter metric ceiling grids, this ceiling speaker is designed for classrooms, offices, paging systems, airports, retail stores and anywhere that speech and […]

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TrueConf’s Kiosk Safety Version Software Keeps Hospital Workers Safe in Moscow

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TrueConf has debuted the TrueConf Kiosk Safety Version (SV) with RFID and NFC access control designed for contactless communication in emergency hospitals. Powered by Linux or Windows, TrueConf Kiosk SV is a communication bridge for frontline medical workers fighting COVID-19. The solution is used in the Bakulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery to ensure safe […]

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CEDIA Opens Registration for 2021 US Tech Summits

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CEDIA has opened registration for the 2021 U.S. Tech Summits. These free, one-day events feature opportunities for the industry to meet face-to-face, attend informative seminars on upcoming technology and future trends and see updated product offerings from manufacturers. The summits begin next week and will take place throughout Q4. The 2021 U.S. Tech Summits include: […]

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Verizon Business Redesigns BlueJeans Spaces Platform for Hybrid Workspaces

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Verizon Business introduced the redesigned BlueJeans platform for the hybrid workplace. Centered around BlueJeans Spaces, this collaboration platform was developed to provide a virtual environment for teams working in multiple places. With the introduction of Spaces, BlueJeans offers the ability to collaborate virtually in today’s hybrid work environment. Spaces provides users with a catalog of […]

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Nureva Adds Voice Amplification Mode to HDL300 and Dual HDL300 Audio Conferencing Systems

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Nureva announced Voice Amplification Mode for its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems. The feature has been in public beta since June and solves the problem of supporting in-room amplification of the instructor or presenter’s voice while also providing full-room microphone pickup of in-room voices. A video of how it works can be found on the […]

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IMCCA Announces Second Annual Collaboration Thanksgiving Webcast

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IMCCA, a nonprofit industry association for Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC), is hosting a webcast Nov. 16, 2021, to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the collaboration industry, impacting the future of work and radically changing what had been considered best practices until now. IMCCA’s “The Future of Work — Collaborations New Best […]

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ClearOne Releases UNITE 200 Pro PTZ HD Camera With Extended Zoom Capabilities

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ClearOne recently announced the availability of the UNITE 200 Pro PTZ HD camera. The UNITE 200 Pro is ideal for use in large spaces for close-up, high-resolution video capture. It is suited for streaming applications through RTSP, RTMP and Multicast and supports UVC 1.1, TCP-IP, HTTP and DHCP industry-standard protocols. It can be installed using a wall […]

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CEDIA Announces 2021 Award Finalists

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CEDIA, the global trade association for the residential integration industry, announced the 2021 CEDIA Award finalists. The CEDIA Awards recognize integrators in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. CEDIA Award winners will be honored in ceremonies for their respective regions on Nov. 11, 2021. The awards presentation for the Americas region will be broadcast […]

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Shure IntelliMix Room DSP 3.1 Blocks Keyboard Tapping and Chip Bag Noise from UCC Meetings

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Have you ever heard or been the person addressed as, “What’s that noise? Could you mute your mic, please?” That “noise” can range from someone tapping on the microphone or opening a bag of chips to silverware clinking when meals are served during meetings that span international time zones. Now, Shure IntelliMix Room DSP (version 3.1) […]

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Nureva Releases New XT Classroom Solutions Combo

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Nureva announced the Nureva XT classroom solution, an integrated combination of audio, video, device management and product services designed specifically for educators who want the flexibility to extend the in-classroom experience to remote students. The solutions enable live participation of remote students, while also supporting full-classroom audio pickup — all via a single USB connection […]

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Konftel Develops Interactive Room Guide for Meeting Room Setup, Releases New Videoconferencing Products

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Konftel has developed an interactive room guide on its website to help users pinpoint optimum setup and understand the different dynamics of any video meeting scenario. The 3D guide identifies appropriate products and connectivity setup for room sizes from personal workspaces, focus and huddle rooms to large multipurpose rooms. The guide also suggests ideal products for […]

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