Want to Use Zoom to Broadcast a Meeting via an Entire Digital Signage Network? Enplug Can Do That

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Enplug has added the ability to broadcast Zoom video conferences via Enplug’s digital signage platform. Enplug’s new Zoom App is freely available to Enplug users via the company’s App Market. Enplug’s new Zoom App streamlines the process of broadcasting live events and presentations to multiple screens. From within Enplug’s Zoom App, users create a new […]

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Pexip Adds Auto-Framing via AI to UCC Meetings

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Pexip announced the release of “Adaptive Composition” to add real-time face detection, auto-framing and optimized use of screen real estate during UCC calls. The features seem pretty straightforward, but a lot of artificial intelligence went into making this happen: Participant auto-framing: Often, users do not realize how their video camera is framed in a meeting, […]

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Nureva Received Fourth Patent for Microphone Mist Technology

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Nureva just announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 10,499,151 for embedding additional information in a sound mask noise signal. This is the company’s fourth patent for its Microphone Mist technology platform, which powers its HDL300 audio conferencing systems and the HDL200 system that was announced earlier this week. The […]

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TrueConf Reveals ISE 2020 Plans

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TrueConf will debut new video collaboration solutions at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam next month, Feb. 11-14, on stand 13-D150 (the education technology hall). The highlight of the show, TrueConf Group, is a videoconferencing endpoint based on open standards. TrueConf Group is designed for the ultimate video collaboration experience and comes with a built-in MCU that […]

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MSE Audio Ships SoundTube STNet Pendant Speakers

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MSE Audio just announced that its STNet IP-enabled pendant speakers are now shipping. The IPD-RS62-EZ and IPD-RS82-EZ use SoundTube’s BroadBeam Ring dispersion technology for messaging and music over a wide area, even off-axis from the speakers. The IPD-HP82-EZ uses a BroadBeam HP compression driver with waveguide for use in rooms with extra high ceilings. Applications […]

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Nureva Intros Console, a Cloud-Based Product Management Platform, Adds Mac Support

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On the heels releasing a new mic-array/speaker-bar combo, the HDL200, Nureva has also introduced Console. Console is a cloud-based platform for organizations to manage their Nureva audio conferencing systems across multiple locations, from a single dashboard. Nureva Console combines a web client that installs on Windows and Mac meeting room computers and a cloud-based dashboard […]

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The Importance of Language and Communication in Technical Industries (Particularly AV)

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For this article, I wanted to step away from AV and all that fun stuff and talk about a far bigger issue, which is communications. One thing that became very clear to me very quickly when I moved from being a long term “AV guy” to being an end user is that we have some […]

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Aveo Systems Now Shipping Mira Connect 10

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Aveo Systems has started shipping the Mira Connect 10, a touch-based control system aimed at UCC rooms. Mira Connect 10 offers the same extensive functionality as Aveo Systems’ original Mira Connect, adding new options for table-top, on-wall or in-wall installations. In collaboration rooms, the PoE-based Mira Connect 10 allows for one-touch calling from calendar invitations […]

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Nureva Enters Small and Medium-Sized UCC Space with New HDL200 

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Nureva is announcing the HDL200 audio conferencing system, the newest addition to the company’s line of audio solutions. Using a all-new industrial design, the HDL200 covers any meeting room up to 18′ x 18′ (5.5 x 5.5 meters), in a 10-pound speakerbar-like form-factor that’s designed to fit above or below a monitor (or even on […]

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Wireless USB and My Take on the HRT Huddle Hub

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A couple months ago, I saw a post from Liberty AV on social media. It showed a picture of a device that seemed to wirelessly share a laptop to a larger display. There are a lot of devices that allow someone to share their screen wirelessly to a display — Barco ClickShare, Crestron Air Media, […]

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Updated: ClearOne Says Shure’s Redesigned MXA910 Still Infringes Patent

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Update: See below for Shure’s response to ClearOne’s statement. ClearOne, in a statement sent to rAVe Monday, said it’s confident that Shure’s redesigned MXA910, the MXA910W-A released in December 2019, still infringes ClearOne’s U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806 (the “Graham Patent”). ClearOne has added the MXA910W-A as an accused product to its currently pending lawsuit against […]

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Atlona to Expand HDVS Series of Enterprise-Grade PTZ Cameras at ISE 2020

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Atlona will grow its HDVS Series of enterprise-grade PTZ cameras at ISE 2020 next month, with two new models. To be exhibited at Stand 5.T50 (February 11-14, Amsterdam RAI), the new models offer HDBaseT and HDMI outputs. The Atlona HDVS Series is built for videoconferencing systems and is also able to be integrated into educational […]

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Mersive Technologies to Announce Two New Products at ISE 2020

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Mersive Technologies is announcing two new products at Integrated Systems Europe 2020. One product claims to seamlessly integrate third-party videoconferencing services with the Solstice wireless collaboration platform, allowing both remote and in-room participants to share a unified meeting experience. For the education market, Mersive is launching a software-based active learning solution that improves active learning […]

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Meridian and LG Partner for High-End Audio Soundbars 

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Featuring Meridian’s digital signal processing (DSP) technologies, the new 2020 range of soundbars from LG Electronics (LG) deliver much better audio. Introduced at CES 2020, the new range of LG soundbars is the next step in the brand’s collaboration with Meridian. The range features the SN9YG and SN11RG models as well as the flagship SN11RG; a 7.1.4 channel […]

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Extron Debuts 75-Watt Audio Amps That Don’t Need Ventilation

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Extron just introduced the XPA U 758, an eight-channel half-rack amplifier; each channel has 75 watts of power. This means the XPA U 758 lets you install sixteen 75-watt channels in a single rack space without the need for ventilation (with two side-by-side units). The XPA Ultra lineup of UL 2043 plenum-rated amplifiers includes single […]

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Avonic to Debut CM22 Fixed Camera, CM90 4K Camera at ISE 2020

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Avonic will be at ISE next month in Amsterdam, where a number of kiosks will feature demonstrations of how the company’s advanced, flexible, low latency solutions can benefit users in education and conferencing, as well as the ease of interoperability of its products within the collaboration/communications ecosystem. Visitors can also see a demonstration of live […]

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Why No One Is Using That Collaboration System

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Collaboration had to be one of the most-used buzzwords of the last half decade. It’s been used to describe everything from wireless screen sharing to interactive flat panels to teleconferencing to cloud-based file sharing apps. Marketers LOVE to slap “collaboration” on their boxes and press releases. I even heard a story about a sales rep slapping […]

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The Top 9 AV News Stories of 2019

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2019 was like no other year I can recall. While the AV-economy experienced explosive growth, at the same time, a few big brands nearly disappeared, namely InFocus and Polycom. How can the Kleenex of projectors, InFocus, literally divest themselves of projectors? Well, it happened and, that happened to be our biggest story of 2019. In […]

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Microstaging Meetings: Is Small the New Big?

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If you are one of my readers (thank you) or if you are one of the many people in the rental industry that I am constantly calling for advice, you know that I have spent most of the last 18 months designing and implementing an “experience center” for a global manufacturer. The experience center type […]

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The “Can I” Question

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Anyone who has ever sat in on a project meeting with end users, purchasers, IT, corporate, architects (and all the other professionals likely to be at the table) knows that perspectives are often significantly distorted. How? They’re distorted by either too much or too little understanding of the technologies involved. In this hypothetical project meeting, […]

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The Sensor/Data/Analytics Footprint

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This is part four in a four-part series Christopher Gillespie has been writing about the relationship between end users and integrators, particularly with regards to corporations or educational institutions that have a large number of conference rooms. See part one, his introduction, here, part two on the AV bill of materials here and part three, […]

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The ITSM Architecture

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This is part three of a four-part series from Christopher Gillespie. Read his introduction here and his piece on the AV bill of materials here. Years ago, maintaining and reporting on the inventory was a matter of many spreadsheets, maybe a home-baked database, perhaps it was some hybrid, or maybe it was Crestron Fusion or […]

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Nureva Adds QuickShare Features for Groups Using Span Workspace

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Nureva announced that multiple QuickShare groups can now be enabled in Span Workspace, Nureva’s cloud-based digital canvas for visual planning and team collaboration. The QuickShare feature allows all participants in a collaboration session to contribute digital notes and images to a group on the Span canvas from their phone, tablet or laptop by simply scanning a QR code. With […]

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Collaboration in 2020 and Beyond: Predictions for Next Year

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By David Danto Director of UC Strategy and Research, Poly Turning the page into a new decade gives us the opportunity to put our past into perspective and predict where we’re going. In the world of unified communications and collaboration, this exercise reveals a space that is eliminating most of the poor experiences and exploding […]

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Vivitek Previews Its ISE 2020 Plans

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At ISE 2020, Vivitek, a brand of Delta, together with Delta Display Solutions, will exhibit under the banner ‘Beyond Visual Communication’ on its stand in Hall 5-S30. In addition to it showing its NovoConnect Solution ecosystem, Vivitek will also introduce three new additions to its existing visual display and collaboration solutions. Debuting at ISE 2020, […]

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Microsoft Teams Now Available for Linux

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Starting today, Microsoft Teams is available for Linux users in public preview, enabling collaboration experiences for the open source community at work and in educational institutions. Users can download the native Linux packages in .deb and .rpm formats here. The Microsoft Teams client is the first Microsoft 365 app that is coming to Linux desktops, […]

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CTOUCH to Launch Leddura 2Share Pro Collaboration Board at ISE 2020

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At ISE, CTOUCH will officially launch a new member of the BRIX family of collaboration boards in the form of the Leddura 2Share Pro. The Leddura 2Share Pro is an interactive whiteboarding (with built-in wireless content sharing) that adds ideation in the form of digital sticky notes and text recognition in addition to the capability […]

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Whatever Happened to Polycom? And Is Adobe the Next Zoom?

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Remember when Polycom and Cisco were always mentioned in the same sentence? Seems like a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, huh? Do you remember when we were all saying, “Why don’t Polycom and Cisco just make their stuff interoperable?” Well, that was what led to their ultimate demise — in […]

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Extron Adds to PLUS Series of Matrix Switchers

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Extron just added the DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS to the DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of high-end HDMI matrix switchers. This 4×2 model supports data rates up to 18 Gbps and video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. To maintain signal integrity and reliability, it provides automatic cable equalization on each input […]

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Vaddio Ships Plenum-Rated USB 3.0 Active Optical Cable

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Vaddio just started shipping its plenum-rated USB 3.0 Active Optical Cable. Vaddio’s shielded Type C to Type A active optical fiber cable supports the full bandwidth of USB 3.0 and can be used to extend products up to 30 meters without additional hardware or external power. Since it is port-powered and does not utilize any […]

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