Black Box Enters the 10G AV-over-IP Market with MCX Using SDVoE

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Black Box today announced the release of its new MCX, a 10G AV-over-IP system. Using what they say is a unique “enterprise level with use of the 10G SDVoE” platform, the MCX includes nine products — four decoders and five encoders that either handle copper, fiber or both. Some of the models add Dante Audio […]

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ZyPer4K HDMI Encoder Will Add Loop-Out at InfoComm 2019

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ZeeVee is introducing the ZyPer4K encoder with switchable dual HDMI inputs and an HDMI loop-out at InfoComm 2019. The new model enables users to switch between input sources, with an additional HDMI loop-out port that provides monitoring of the first HDMI input source to a local monitor or the streaming of this content to mobile […]

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Miniature USB Mic Debuts from MXL Microphones

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MXL Microphones announced the MXL AC-44 USB Conferencing Microphone today as a product that will officially debut at InfoComm (booth 3725). With a compact footprint measuring only 2.5×3″ (and 1″ tall), the AC-44 is an ideal solution for any limited space application. It can easily be affixed to medical carts for telemedicine, placed in robotics […]

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Aveo Systems Redesigns Mira Connect Panel

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Aveo Systems has introduced Mira Connect 10, a 10″ touch display and integrated control system with wall and tabletop mounting options for the company’s Mira Connect family. Mira Connect 10 provides simple setup and easy use in collaboration rooms of all kinds, allowing one-button dialing from calendar invitations, display management, video switching, volume and mute […]

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Cybersecurity and the Problem with OEMs

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Last year, Crestron was the focus of some cyber activists who found vulnerabilities in Crestron touch controllers that could theoretically allow someone to use touch screens to spy on the person in the same room. This was covered in a class at a hacktivist conference called DEFCON and subsequently was written up in WIRED Magazine. […]

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Acoustic Magic Voice Tracker III UCC-Based Mic Array to Debut at InfoComm

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Acoustic Magic is using InfoComm to introduce the Voice Tracker III, which is based on the technology of the Voice Tracker I, but has 2 dB better signal to noise ratio and a flatter frequency response curve leading to a brighter sound quality. The $450 Voice Tracker III is designed for lecture and meeting recording […]

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Vivitek Debuts New D3600Z Series of Small, Laser Projectors, One Includes NovoConnect

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The new D3600Z Series from Vivitek includes three new models — the DH3660Z, DU3661Z and the DH3665ZN. The DH3660Z is aimed at most common meeting rooms, while the DU3661Z adds an HDBaseT connection and the DH3665ZN is being marketed as a “smart projector” as it includes the built-in NovoConnect solution wireless presentation collaboration solution; thus, […]

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More AV-Integrateable X-Series AV Receivers Debut from Denon

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This week Denon announced two new X-Series AV receivers. The Denon AVR-X2600H (95 watts per channel) and AVR-X1600H (80 watts per channel) support the latest surround sound formats including Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, which adds virtualized height and surround effects on traditional stereo or surround content as well as Dolby Atmos content while using […]

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Extron Ships IN1806 and IN1808 Series 4K/60 Presentation Switchers

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Extron just announced it’s already shipping its IN1806 and IN1808 Series, seamless presentation switchers with 18 Gbps support integrated with 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 video scaling. They feature the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine with 30-bit internal video processing for best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling. These feature-rich switchers include Extron ProDSP audio processing, seamless video transition […]

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Newline to Debut Three New Models of Interactive Touch Displays at InfoComm 2019

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Newline Interactive announced today the release of three new interactive touch displays. The new models include: IP Series: this exciting new hardware development includes advanced features such as capacitive touch with palm rejection and is better optimized for security in the modern workspace. With an optional 4K modular camera, Linux-based operating system and object recognition, […]

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ENCO to Demo Automated Translation with AI at InfoComm – And We Have a LIVE Demo

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AV professionals in all types of organizations — from educational institutions and corporations to government agencies and churches — are constantly striving to make their content accessible and understandable to more viewers, whether in-person or online. Extending the company’s rich history of innovation in automated media captioning to multi-language translation, ENCO‘s new AI-powered enTranslate system […]

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Barco’s New XT Series Indoor LEDs Are Wall-Mountable, 16:9, Feature Pixel Pitches from 0.9 to 1.99mm

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Barco just launched its newest LED series, dubbed the XT Series. The XT series is aimed at indoor applications including meeting rooms, lobbies and visitor centers, boardrooms, television studios, design centers and control rooms. Each cube is a native 16:9 aspect ratio, which does make it easier to make HD or UHD (4k) screens. It […]

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New KD-X4x1WUTx Wall Plate from Key Digital Takes Aim at UCC Rooms

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Key Digital just introduced KD-X4x1WUTx, an HDBaseT wall-plate transmitter with two HDMI, one display port and one USB-C input (and USB-A, USB-B and LAN) aimed at the UCC market. The KD-X4x1WUTX includes audio de-embedding of the selected video source at the Rx unit, power, volume and muting buttons and LAN connectivity at the Tx or […]

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Yamaha Unified Debuts YAI-1 XL Bundle for UCC

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Yamaha Unified Communications has broadened its offering of bundled professional audio conferencing solutions specifically engineered for installation out of the box into boardrooms and large conference rooms utilizing UC applications. Now organizations can select the YAI-1 with up to eight Executive Elite wireless microphones or the new YAI-1 XL with up to 16 microphones. Both […]

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Eiki’s New EK-120U and EK-121W Projectors Are Aimed at Classrooms and Meeting Rooms

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Eiki International just sent us details on its new EK-120U and EK-121W portable 3LCD laser projectors with a so-called Infinity Lamps with 20,000 hours of service in eco mode or 10,000 hours under normal operation. The company is targeting these for use in education and corporate meeting rooms. The Eiki EK-120U and EK-121W are both […]

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The Evolution of Technology Spaces

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By Christopher Gillespie Evolving how we understand and design collaborative spaces One of the most consistent things we see in corporate facilities/classrooms/lecture halls worldwide is that they have been equipped with some manner of technology package that is there for the users of that space to better communicate with others. And one of the most […]

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Salamander Aims at Huddle Rooms with Unifi Huddle Tables

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Salamander Designs today announced the Unifi Huddle and Unifi Huddle Lite state-of-the-art furniture systems. Available in a selection of tabletop and cabinet materials and finishes, both designs are modular, easy to deploy and exemplify the highest quality design standards available in the industry today. The self-contained design means a uniquely simple installation. Unifi Huddle requires […]

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Notes From the Trenches

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Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with dozens of AV and IT professionals tasked with deploying and supporting enterprise video conferencing. Although every project is different, a few themes seem to be consistent across all my conversations, and so I’ve come up with the following “notes from the AV/IT trenches.” […]

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Startup XTEN-AV Will Debut Cloud-Based AV Design System at InfoComm 2019

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Built for AV system integrators, XTEN-AV today announced the launch of its cloud-based platform to transform how AV system integrators design and execute their projects. The platform follows AVIXA’s published standards and guidelines to enable users to design for different spaces more accurately and efficiently. XTEN-AV offers an extensive library of audio-visual brands and products […]

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Da-Lite Debuts Parallax Stratos

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The new Parallax Stratos 1.0 delivers the freedom to install seamless ALR screens up to 16 feet in height, Parallax Stratos is available in a wide array of core Da-Lite tensioned electric and fixed frame options. This contrast-based ALR surface rejects up to 80 percent of ambient light with 1.0 gain for standard throw projectors […]

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All-New Parallax ALR Screens Will Debut from Da-Lite

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Da-Lite says they are redefining their Parallax portfolio of Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) screen surfaces. Parallax 0.8, Parallax 2.3 and Parallax UST 0.45 are now part of the Parallax Pure family. Parallax Pure is a line of True Optical ALR surfaces. True Optical ALR surfaces are specifically designed to reject high levels of ambient light […]

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New Commercial-Grade Networking Line from Luxul to Debut at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, taking place June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla., Luxul will showcase its latest family of Gigabit switches designed for AV over IP applications at the Legrand | AV Commercial Solutions booth 2500. Luxul’s newest 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 AMS-1816P and 12-port/8 PoE+ XMS-1208P managed Gigabit switches, featuring self-healing with PoE auto-recovery and PoE power […]

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Got Christie? Almo ProAV Does — And It’s the Entire Lineup

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Almo Professional A/V and Christie have expanded their Latin American distribution partnership into the U.S. As a result, Christie’s high lumen and laser projectors, LCD panels and Christie MicroTiles LED are now available to Almo resellers and integrators nationwide. Christie has also joined the fall 2019 Almo E4 Experience, which takes place in the New […]

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Sony Ships Edge Analytics AI Video Solution

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Sony’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Edge Analytics solution, the REA-C1000, is now shipping. The new technology allows users to create video content in real time, without the need for specialized training, additional staff or equipment. rAVe gave this product the Best Overall New Product Award for ISE 2019, by the way. Here’s the video […]

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4K Wall Plate Switcher Debuts from Key Digital at InfoComm 2019

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Key Digital will use InfoComm to introduce the KD-X2x1WDTx, an HDBaseT wall-plate transmitter and presentation switcher with one HDMI and one display port input — aimed at conference rooms, huddle spaces, classrooms and meeting rooms. The KD-X2x1WDTx has two native Rx integration options. For point-to-point extension KD-X2x1WDTx can be received by KD-X40MRx black box HDBaseT […]

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Mersive Integrates Carousel Digital Signage

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Carousel Digital Signage has added media player support for Mersive Solstice, allowing users to simplify the management of digital signage content in meeting spaces and other corporate AV environments. Officially launched at InfoComm 2019, Carousel provides Solstice users a toolset to output HTML-based signage content to Solstice-enabled displays in huddle rooms, conference rooms, lecture halls […]

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Yamaha Adds Wireless Mic Extension to the CS-700 Video Sound Bar

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Yamaha Unified Communications announced today a new wireless extension microphone for the Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System for huddle rooms. The new XW-CS-700 wireless extension mic uses a proprietary connection between the CS-700 connector and an HD Dual microphone receiver, which allows for a greater distance between the CS-700 unit and the microphone. A […]

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Extron Upgrades LinkLicense for Extron HC 400 Series Meeting Space Collaboration Systems

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Extron just announced the availability of the new LinkLicense User Interface Upgrade for Extron HC 400 Series Meeting Space Collaboration Systems. This optional upgrade enables the use of mobile devices such as a tablet to control the system. It gives integrators the freedom to choose control interfaces based on the customer’s specific needs and offers […]

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New AC-360 From MXL Aims to Become the Only UCC Microphone You Need

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At InfoComm 2019 next month, MXL Microphones will debut its new universal USB-powered, table-top Web conferencing microphone, the MXL AC-360 in booth 3725. The AC-360 is a step-up from its predecessor, the AC-360-Z, which MXL says was co-designed with engineers from Zoom Video Communications to be a preferred hardware selection for Zoom Rooms and Zoom […]

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Energy Star Award Given to NEC Display E and EA Lines of Desktop Displays

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NEC Display Solutions of America announced this week that three desktop displays, the MultiSync E271N, EA231WU and EA241F and the large-format E657Q, have received the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient of 2019 Award. The award recognizes products that deliver cutting-edge energy efficiency along with the latest technological innovation, representing the best of ENERGY STAR products. The […]

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Extron Adds 5″ Cable Cubby Touch Panel to UCC Line

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Extron has announced the addition of the TLP Pro 525C, a five-inch Cable Cubby Series/2 TouchLink Pro touch panel with a flip-up touchscreen built into an all metal cable access enclosure. They designed this latest TouchLink Pro touch panel with a quad-core processor, more memory and a 800×480 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant […]

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