Better Late Than Never: ClearOne Finally Sells Prepackaged Home UCC Solution

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To meet the home office market demand for professional-quality audio and video UCC solutions ClearOne just launched Aura, a set of “good, better, best” packages of enterprise quality audio, video, audio-video options with a free COLLABORATE Space lifetime subscription. ClearOne says its data indicated that 88% of employers globally have encouraged or required employees to […]

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You’ve Got to Have Seoul

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Seoul extends its “destination marketing” by being the first city to offer a virtual meetings platform for event organizers. In response to the COVID-19 era, Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB) launches the “Virtual Seoul Platform” to be used for holding MICE events in the digital world. According to the organization (and our own knowledge), this is […]

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Enplug Launches Post-COVID Tools for Its Digital Signage Platform

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Enplug has launched a suite of post-COVID tools in its digital signage platform keeping employees informed, safe and engaged. Keeping employees informed about the latest workplace safety information is vital, especially in light of frequently updated health guidance. Users can now crop-and-rotate graphics to predefined screen layouts or adjust aspect ratios as images are uploaded, […]

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Utelogy Corporation Releases High Availability Software Component

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Utelogy Corporation has announced the release of High Availability, a new component of its software system that works in the background to eliminate single points of failure by utilizing the N+1 architecture providing redundancy across geolocated data centers. According to Utelogy, High Availability (HA) was developed as a direct response to customer demand and to […]

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Sharp Adds IoT Dashboard, Synappx, for Its Windows Collaboration Display Users

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) launched Synappx WorkSpaces. Synappx WorkSpaces enhances the functionality of the Windows collaboration display (WCD) from Sharp by leveraging the device’s data collection modules into a dashboard to provide organizations with the data and analytics needed to make informed decisions about their WCD technology and workspace productivity investments. […]

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Aveo Systems Adds Lighting and Automated Shade Control Capabilities

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Aveo Systems has added the capability to control lighting and automated shades along with AV equipment in a room. With the addition of support for Lutron GRAFIK Eye QS and RadioRA2 lighting systems, users may now manage lighting zones and select preset scenes for lighting and blinds/shades. Mira Connect will recall scenes and provide zone […]

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Avaya Upgrades UCC App With More Zoom- and Teams-Like Features — But, One-Ups Them With 61-People View

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Avaya announced that Avaya Spaces, the all-in-one video collaboration app for the digital workplace, has added new capabilities including an industry-best 61-participant “concert” view. Avaya Spaces is changing the way work gets done, enabling “work from anywhere” by centralizing voice, video, messaging, chat and task management in one app to improve productivity and increase employee […]

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JVC Expands Livestreaming Features for GY-HM250 4K Camcorders

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JVC Professional Video expands its livestreaming features for its GY-HM250 Series 4K camcorders. As the first camera manufacturer to provide streaming directly from the camera, JVC’s 250 Series 4KCAMs will now include SNS video streaming with vertical and square guidelines on the viewfinder to ensure an ideal image capture on a variety of platforms and […]

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IMCCA Announces Recipients of 2020 UC Industry Impact Awards

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IMCCA announced the recipients of the 2020 UC Industry Impact Awards for contributions and outstanding support during the pandemic. The names, as selected by a panel of five independent industry expert judges, were unveiled during the live IMCCA Collaboration Thanksgiving Webcast on Nov. 17, 2020. “The UC Industry Impact Award honorees pushed the boundaries of […]

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iRoom iO Announces New Docking Station for Apple iPad Air 4

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iRoom iO just launched a five-ways-to-mount docking station options for the New Apple iPad Air 4 (2020). The iRoom iO store-charge-control-connect features enable secure and instant access to information and content in residential and commercial venues and applications. The iTop USB-C Tabletop, iTop USB-C OnWall, touchDock motorized InWall dock, fixDock and surDock fixed InWall and […]

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New Atlona Matrix Switcher Includes HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C Inputs and HDBaseT, HDMI Outputs

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Atlona has begun shipping the AT-OME-MS52W 5×2 matrix switcher. The OME-MS52W features HDMI, DisplayPort and USB-C inputs alongside mirrored or matrixed HDBaseT and HDMI outputs with selectable switching modes. All wired AV inputs and the local HDMI output support High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats and 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) video at HDMI data rates up to 18 […]

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SignageOS and Nexmosphere Partner for Sensor Compatibility

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SignageOS, the only unification technology platform in digital signage, and Nexmosphere, a developer and manufacturer of interactive sensors for retail, have partnered to offer cross-platform compatibility of Nexmosphere sensors to a variety of digital signage smart displays and media players. Through this partnership, companies can now create interactive digital signage experiences with Nexmosphere sensors to […]

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Extron Just Became the First Full-Bandwidth, Uncompressed 8K Switcher Company

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Extron just announced (and says it is ready to ship) the XTP II CP HD 8K I/O Boards — yes, 8K resolution (up to 7680×4320). The XTP II CP HD 8K I/O Boards accept HDMI 2.1 data rates up to 40.1 gigabits per second, enabling support of uncompressed 8K video with HDR. These HDCP 2.3-compliant […]

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Sony Electronics Releases Two New Compact WUXGA Laser Projectors

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Sony Electronics’ newest WUXGA laser projectors, the VPL-PHZ60(6,000lm) and VPL-PHZ50 (5,000lm) are both compact models — less than four inches high and approximately 15 pounds — designed for corporate, education and entertainment applications. Sony says the VPL-PHZ60 is the industry’s smallest WUXGA 3LCD laser projector in its lumen class and it includes lens shift. Both […]

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Mersive Technologies Places on Deloitte’s Fast 500 List

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Mersive Technologies has placed on Deloitte’s prestigious Fast 500 list for the third year in a row. Now in its 26th year, the list is a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Overall, 2020 Technology Fast 500 companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 175% […]

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QSC Announces Availability of the Attero Tech by QSC

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QSC announced the availability of new Attero Tech by QSC, including additions to the Axon family of network audio interfaces and Axiom family of analog audio I/O extenders, as well as a new purpose-built network amplifier. Axon Series Network Audio Interfaces: The Axon D2i is a single-gang Dante/AES67 network audio I/O wallplate, allowing for integration of […]

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Salamander Designs FPS Series Mobile Stands Now Microsoft-Certified, Authorized

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Salamander Designs announced that its FPS Series Mobile Stands, designed for Microsoft Surface Hub 2S are now certified and authorized by Microsoft. Offering both fixed and adjustable heights plus storage for all AV components/wiring, these are the only electric stands built to integrate with Surface Hub 2S while offering a mobile, ADA-compliant solution. The Microsoft […]

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Will There Be a Rise of Home Studios?

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As we continue to struggle worldwide with the pandemic, I try to keep my eyes open for what is changing in the industry and how we can react to it. I think both about temporary opportunities that we should be working on to keep our businesses afloat and permanent change(s) that will outlive our experiences […]

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ClearOne Reports 40% Growth in Q1, Q2 and Q3 Sales in 2020 Over 2019

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There are very few publicly traded companies in the commercial AV market who report exclusively ProAV product sales. For example, Sony is a public company but, when they report sales, its residential sales are mixed in with commercial sales so you don’t really have a feeling of which division is driving revenue. But, ClearOne exclusively […]

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Atlona Launches AT-OME-MH21 Switcher Aimed at UCC

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Atlona just launched the AT-OME-MH21 switcher with both HDMI and USB-C inputs as well as a built-in USB 3.0 hub aimed at UCC installs. The two-input OME-MH21 includes built-in display control, audio de-embedding, 4K to 1080p down-scaling and automatic input selection switches between inputs when sources are added or removed. The OME-MH21’s HDMI input and […]

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Diversified Builds Out Workplace Safety Ecosystem

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With 2000+ employees, 50 worldwide locations, and more than $1 billion in an annual revenue, Diversified is a technology solutions provider delivering innovations in digital media, collaborative technology, broadcasting, electronic security and OTT solutions to a global clientele. rAVe Europe’s Bob Snyder chats with Michael Parker, director, strategic accounts EMEA at Diversified in London. Parker […]

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The Impact of Organizational Trust

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By Jon Sidwick Collabtech Group Back in March, the world started to close down. Traditional working environments changed overnight with knowledge workers shifting from the office to their homes, retail outlets closing or putting in strict protocols and the events industry all but disappearing. This has brought about an incredible shift in power. Suddenly, the […]

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An AV Integrator Just Created a Driver to Allow Control4 to Steer Yamaha MTX DSPs for Commercial Installs

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The new MTX Universal Driver by Blackwire allows integrators to use Control4 systems and Yamaha MTX DSPs together in their commercial projects. The two-way driver allows for audio matrix and zone volume control while providing the ability to mix in microphones into a zone. Blackwire has been distributing the Yamaha Commercial Installed Solutions (CIS) product […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Says ADECIA Family of UCC Products Will Ship in 2021

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Yamaha is taking on Crestron with its ADECIA family of UCC products. The company (Yamaha Unified Communications) said the products included in the line — the multi-beamforming RM-CG ceiling microphone and RM-CR audio processor, PoE switches and the VXL Series line array speakers, will ship in Q1 2021. Every component of the system, from the […]

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Updated: Barco ‘Freezes’ Overture Control System Development

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Updated Nov. 16, 2020: I reached out to both Kevin Morrison, CEO and Frank Pellkofer, president, Utelogy Corporation for their thoughts and, interestingly enough, they praised Barco and the Overture system with this quote: “Barco is a fantastic company that make world class products. These are extraordinary times and companies across all industries including AV […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Adds to Its Desktop Portfolio

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced two new additions to its NEC MultiSync EA Series desktop portfolio. The 24” EA242F and 27” EA272F include USB-C charging capabilities, a feature that NEC has implemented in advance of industry standards. USB-C helps users with connectivity by replacing video, audio, power and USB cabling with a single cable to […]

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Lumens Unveils the VC-TR1 Auto-Tracking Camera

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Lumens unveiled the VC-TR1 auto tracking camera. The VC-TR1 is equipped with an exclusive auto-tracking facial detection technology. There are three advanced tracking modes; Stage Tracking, Everywhere Tracking and Partition Tracking. Each advanced tracking mode has its own unique function. Each tracking mode has its own unique style making the camera applicable for multiple video […]

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PreSonus Intros New Revelator USB Microphone

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The new PreSonus Revelator USB microphone claims to have the voice audio sound of the mics you hear radio announcers use. PreSonos says the secret to a “radio sound” is a combination of the right talent and microphone with just the right amount of EQ and compression. Revelator uses the same EQ and compression algorithms […]

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Marshall Electronics Intros New USB3.0 HD POV Camera

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Marshall Electronics just introduced the 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 simple plug-and-play connectivity using […]

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Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Blog Version, Pt. 2

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By: Leah McCann & Steph Beckett Audio Collaborative 2020 kicked off Wednesday with some excellent insights into the audio sector of the AV industry. (In case you missed it, our day one recap is here.) Thursday, we were excited for more. Day two of the show would bring forth topics from esports and the music […]

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