Following Zoom’s Announcement Last Month, Microsoft Teams Adds Sign Language, Too

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Last month at Zoomtopia, Zoom integrated sign language interpretation capabilities into the platform; now MS Teams has it too. Sign Language View is a new meeting experience in Microsoft Teams on Windows, Mac and web that helps signers — people who are deaf or hard of hearing, sign language interpreters, and others who use sign language […]

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Ask Dr. Ann: Do Hybrid Meetings Really Work?

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Do hybrid meetings really work for both in-person and remote participants? Or is meeting equity just another buzzword? Simple answer: Yes, hybrid meetings really work for both in-person and remote participants if technology, connectivity and environmental issues are addressed. Keep in mind any meeting is only as good as its weakest link. If people have […]

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Epic Games’ BK Johannessen Will Give Keynote on Content Creation at ISE2023

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In response to the growing relevance of content production and distribution technologies across the pro-AV and systems integration market, ISE 2023 will see a host of new features focused on this area, including a new dedicated area in Hall 6. The start of a long-term initiative, this new focus for ISE also highlights the more […]

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Hall Technologies Released the Mercury Video Bar Featuring Multiple Connection Options

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Hall Technologies just debuted Mercury, an all-in-one conferencing and collaboration tool in the form of a video bar with built-in wireless screen presentation capabilities, camera auto tracking, speaker tracking and presenter tracking for better meeting inclusivity and equity. The HT-MERCURY is a video bar with an ultra-wide angle 4K AI camera, microphone and speaker featuring […]

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RTI’s New KX4 In-wall Touchpanel is Now Shipping

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RTI is now shipping its new KX4 in-wall touchpanel, an in-wall touchpanel and hard button interface with a built-in control processor. This is a ProAV device aimed at conference rooms, huddle spaces, classrooms and lecture halls. The KX4 controls: Corporate huddle space — controlling presentation switches, projectors, DSPs, lighting, shades and thermostats Classroom or lecture […]

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ClearOne Adds Unite 160 4K Camera With Smart Face Tracking and Auto-Framing

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ClearOne announced the introduction of the Unite 160 4K camera for UCC applications. This new camera includes 12x optical zoom capabilities, remote-controlled mechanical pan and tilt as well as AI-powered smart face tracking and auto-framing. This camera is designed to capture all participants in large rooms while enabling automated focus on a moving presenter, making […]

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Learn How Labor Installation Standards Impact Your Bottom Line

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Why are labor installation standards important in ProAV and how do they impact the bottom line? You can find the answer to that question — and more — during a December 20 LAVNCH & LEARN with NSCA. Earlier this fall, NSCA released updated Labor Installation Standard guidelines to help AV professionals improve and maintain project […]

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DTEN Releases Android Version of D7X All-in-One Collaboration Device

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DTEN released its DTEN D7X — Android Edition. (The DTEN D7X Series also includes a Windows Edition released in October.) Both the Android Edition and Windows Edition “elevate collaboration with features designed specifically for the hybrid workplace.” The series aims to bring everyone together, in-room or remote participants using a 4K,129-degree field of view camera […]

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Optoma Launches Interchangeable Lens High-Performance 4K HDR Additions to DuraCore Laser Lineup

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Optoma launched the ZU1300 and ZU1100 projectors with 14,400 and 11,500 lumens respectively. As part of Optoma’s DuraCore laser lineup, these interchangeable lens high-performance projectors feature 4K HDR compatibility and offer 24/7 operation up to 30,000 hours of laser lifetime as well as being IP6X certified optical engine for dependable performance. With several built-in installation […]

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Here’s Your Chance to See Everything MAXHUB at Zoomtopia 2022

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST If you didn’t make it to Zoomtopia this year, you were missing out. As I mentioned to Gary on rAVe [TV], it was one of the best shows/conferences I’ve ever attended. From the networking to the engaging speakers to the entertainment, I had an amazing time and I hope I […]

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Vivitek’s New Collaboration Board Provides Content Synchronization Across Breakout Rooms

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Vivitek just launched a 4K UHD All-In-One NovoTouch EK Series collaboration board integrated with both NovoConnect Wireless Collaboration and NovoDS Digital Signage functionality. The range comprises of 65”, 75” and 86” panel sizes and the NovoTouch EK series can duplicate the NovoTouch screen with the integrated NT LiveScreen across the network to multiple displays (with […]

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PSNI Welcomes Zoom Video Communications as a Global Preferred Vendor Partner

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PSNI Global Alliance continues to expand its worldwide presence and portfolio as it welcomes renowned UCC solution provider Zoom Video Communications, Inc. as a Global Preferred Vendor Partner (PVP). The PSNI Global Alliance Preferred Vendor Partner program is available to an exclusive group of manufacturers, distributors and service providers in the audio-visual, unified communications and […]

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New Poly Studio Systems for Zoom Rooms Includes a Poly TC10

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Today, Poly announced Poly Studio Systems for Zoom Rooms, powered by HP. Each Poly Studio System features award-winning solutions, certified for Zoom Rooms, powered by the HP Mini Conferencing PC, plus a Poly TC10 controller and scheduler to redefine how work gets done. Poly Studio Systems for Zoom Rooms supports Android and Windows. Poly Studio […]

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Atlona’s New Omega Series Switcher Offers Integration and User Convenience Features

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Atlona has added a new switcher to its Omega Series. The AT-OME-MH21-CP features HDMI and USB-C inputs, USB-C device charging and a built-in USB 3.0 hub for video conferencing peripherals or touch displays. The OME-MH21-CP combines all of the functionality of Atlona’s AT-OME-MH21 switcher with the ability to charge devices such as laptops, tablets and […]

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Utelogy Expands International Presence, Utelligence Program

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Utelogy Corporation has been increasing its headcount across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and has also grown its U.S. presence with new headquarters in Petaluma, California, and additional offices in Seattle, Washington and New York City, New York. Over the past year, Utelogy has maintained a high profile at major industry events, publishing an […]

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BenQ Launches a Smart Meeting Room Projector with Built in Windows 11

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BenQ just launched the EH620 as a smart meeting room projector that includes built-in Windows 11. The EH620 has built-in Edge and Chrome web browsers and a wireless presentation system with four-way split windows for sharing multiple screens simultaneously. This is a good example and sneak peek at what a hardware-less room could look like, […]

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AVer Information Will Highlight its CAM570, VB342 Among Other Camera Series at Zoomtopia

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AVer Information is going to be at Zoomtopia with its CAM570, VB342 Pro, CAM550, TR313V2 and MD330 Series cameras. AVer’s CAM570 features a 4K dual-lens camera with 36X total zoom and an AI lens with 95-degree FOV. Designed for medium to large meeting rooms, the CAM570 features three pairs of built-in audio sensors that detect […]

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Avocor Opens New Offices in Farringdon, London

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Avocor has opened new offices in Farringdon, London. Centrally located with transport links across the capital, the new facility will also function as a stylish demo suite. London is the second EMEA HQ announced by Avocor in 2022. Earlier this year, Avocor opened offices in The Netherlands, near Amsterdam. The new facilities coincide with Avocor’s “rising […]

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Hall Technologies Debuts Ranger 4K Multiview Switcher

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Hall Technologies debuted something called Ranger — a 4K multiview switcher to add wireless presentations to any room. This device can be utilized as a stand-alone product, or an upgrade for any system with wireless casting, 4K and USB-C connectivity. Ranger is designed to be a UCC-based presentation switcher with three video inputs (1x HDMI, […]

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Crestron Releases ‘Tackling the Modern Workplace by the Numbers’ Research Report

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Crestron Electronics today detailed the findings of a new research report covering the workplace experience. The report, titled “Tackling the Modern Workplace by the Numbers,” explores employee behaviors and preferences in a hybrid workplace, the technology tools and solutions they need and lack, and what employers are (and could be) doing to enable more consistently […]

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C2G Announces Performance Series High-Speed HDMI Active Optical Cables

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C2G announced its new Performance Series High-Speed HDMI Active Optical Cables (AOC). Available in 12 different lengths from 15 feet to up to 300 feet, C2G says they’re “perfect for applications requiring high-speed HDMI features and video resolutions up to 4K (4096 x 2160) at 60 hertz.” Examples include classrooms, meeting rooms and other commercial […]

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LG’s One:Quick Works Videoconferencing Display Earns Zoom Certification

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LG Business Solutions announced that the LG “One:Quick Works” 55-inch all-in-one videoconferencing display (model 55CT5WJ) is the company’s first device to earn the Zoom Rooms Hardware Certification. The display, which combines a large 10-point multi-touch 4K monitor with a high-quality microphone and 4K camera that both tracks and focuses on the current speaker, will be […]

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ClearOne Announces Unite 60 Wide-Angle 4K USB Camera

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ClearOne announced a wide-angle 4K USB camera featuring AI-powered face and voice tracking, along with electronic PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) capabilities, in the form of the ClearOne Unite 60 4K camera. With a 120-degree field of view, and a plug-and-play USB 3.0 connection for video, control and power, the new Unite 60 camera is ideally suited for […]

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Poly Announces Studio X Are the First Android-Based Single-Codec Video Appliances for Google Meet

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Poly announced that its Studio X video bars will be the first Android-based, single-codec video appliances for Google Meet. The Studio X Family joins Poly’s growing list of devices certified for Google Meet, Google Voice and Chrome OS, so users can look and sound their best on every call. The entire Poly Studio X family, […]

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Nureva Announces Zoomtopia 2022 Plans

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Nureva will be at Zoomtopia, Nov. 8-9 at the San Jose Convention Center in California. Visitors to booth 5 will learn how Nureva’s audio conferencing systems make it “easy and affordable to get consistent, full-room audio coverage in mid-size, large and extra-large Zoom meeting spaces.” The company will showcase its HDL410 audio conferencing system, announced […]

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Sony’s New PTZ, SRG-X40UH, Now Shipping

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Sony’s latest addition to its PTZ camera lineup, the SRG-X40UH, is now available for shipping in the United States and Canada. The camera is an ideal choice for remote communication and monitoring in a wide range of markets which have seen strong growth in the last couple of years, such as corporate, education, healthcare, faith […]

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C2G Adds USB-C Male to USB-C Male — USB4 Cables

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C2G is expanding its lineup of USB-C adapters, cables, hubs, and laptop docking stations with the new USB-C Male to USB-C Male — USB4 (40Gbps) cables in 2.5 ft. (C2G28877) and 3.3 ft. (C2G28878) lengths. The new cables support all USB4 features, with data transfer rates up to 40Gbps, as well as backward compatibility with […]

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DTEN Announces AI-Powered D7X Series

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DTEN introduced the all-in-one, AI-powered DTEN D7X Series. Purpose-built for the hybrid workplace, the DTEN D7X Series features multiplatform devices developed to deliver optimal video collaboration experiences for Microsoft Teams, Zoom and more. The new series includes a Windows Edition available today through channel partners; an Android Edition will be introduced later this quarter. Features […]

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Extron Founder and President Andrew Edwards Moves to Chairman of the Board Position

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Extron Founder and President Andrew Edwards announced Tuesday he is moving to the position of chairman of the board. He is also promoting Brian Taraci to chief executive officer, Casey Hall to chief marketing officer, and Ed Ellingwood to chief financial officer. These moves are designed to ensure the company is solidly positioned to face […]

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Panasonic Connect Announces Four Wireless Mic Additions Aimed at Corporate, Legal and Classroom

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Panasonic Connect announced four wireless microphone additions to the audio ecosystem aimed at corporate, legal and classroom presentations, and now, unified communication collaboration applications. Among these updates, Panasonic has launched a software integration that allows Panasonic wireless microphones to trigger presets on Panasonic’s full suite of PTZ cameras. Using the PTZ control center software and SF300 software […]

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Ask Dr. Ann: What’s the Best Videoconferencing Software?

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Is there a “best” videoconferencing software? When would you recommend someone use Google Meet versus Microsoft Teams versus Zoom? The “best” videoconferencing software is the one that meets the needs of your organization and users, and too few AV/IT folks take the time to find out what their users truly need. In today’s environment, all […]

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