QSC Adds Q-SYS Control Plugins for Cisco and Barco ClickShare

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QSC today announced the availability of two new Q-SYS Control plugins, enabling integration and a consistent user experience for the Cisco conferencing and collaboration endpoints and the Barco ClickShare Conference family of devices within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Both plugins are available through the Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software. The Cisco In-Room plugin enables […]

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Pure Resonance Audio Intros 3.8″-Deep, Affordable SP8 SoundPlane Ceiling Tile Speaker

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The SP8 SoundPlane ceiling tile speaker is the newest addition to Pure Resonance Audio’s drop tile speakers, adding an affordable drop tile solution. The Pure Resonance Audio SP8 is only 3.9″ deep, making it a good option for suspended ceiling spaces where deeper standard speakers will not fit. This low-profile design fits into standard 2’x2′ […]

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Futuresource’s Virtual Audio Collaborative 2020 Is NOT to be Missed

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This is likely going to be THE audio show of 2020. With under a month to go before Futuresource Consulting’s Audio Collaborative event begins, the line-up continues to grow, with a wealth of world-class industry leaders coming together to discuss the future of audio. Joining registrants from their virtual seats will be the chief products […]

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AmpliVox Introduces Acrylic Safety Shields for Work Surfaces

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced acrylic safety shields for lecterns, podiums, tables and other work surfaces. The new shields are designed to help protect single individuals or many individuals standing or sitting from airborne virus transmission potentially spread by talking, coughing or sneezing. They are perfect for all conference and meeting rooms, hospitality settings, schools, […]

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What’s Next for 2020-21? Learnings from SYNNEX’s Latest of the LAVNCH Days

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Thursday marked the third of the SYNNEX COLLABSolv LAVNCH Days (if you need reference material as to what those are, find some previous coverage here), and this event in particular promised to cover a topic at the forefront of all our minds: hybrid connections. What are they? What do they look like in our homes? […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Adds Barco to Strategic Partner Program

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Yamaha Unified Communications (UC) has added Barco to its Strategic Partner Program. As a strategic partner, customers can be assured that Yamaha’s YVC-200 Portable USB & Bluetooth Speakerphone, YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth Speakerphone and YVC-1000 Mic and Speaker System are tested and certified to combine effortlessly with Barco ClickShare Wireless Conference for a seamless Bring […]

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Communications Design Associates and Telemanagement Resources International Partner for Consultation to Enterprise, Design Clients

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Communications Design Associates (CDA) and Telemanagement Resources International (TRI) have teamed to provide high-level, expert consultation to enterprise clients and design partners. This union delivers guidance surrounding workplace evolution and technology use beyond reentry protocol and provides quantifiable future benefits. Driving this initiative is CDA Principal Michael Goldman, a global integration, enterprise AV, UC&C and […]

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ClearOne Updates CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager Software

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ClearOne announced the latest update of the CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager software. The new update now has an organizational portal for multiple user accounts with support for up to 2,048 combined devices and users. It also includes LDAP support and two levels of access — a secure administrator level for full access and a viewer […]

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Extron Now Shipping Two-Input Twisted Pair Transmitter

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Extron is shipping its DTP2 T 212, a two-input twisted pair transmitter for sending HDMI, audio and control to a DTP-enabled product. It provides two HDMI inputs, one DTP2 output, and one HDMI output to support a local monitor. The HDCP 2.3-compliant transmitter accommodates data rates up to 18 Gbps and supports video resolutions up […]

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Atlona Adds New HDBaseT Transmitter to Omega Series

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Atlona just intro’d a new HDBaseT transmitter in its Omega Series of switching, extension and video processing solutions. A wall plate extender for USB-C AV and data, the AT-OME-EX-TX-WPC transmitter enables remote USB-C and USB 2.0 connectivity for soft codec conferencing and applications with interactive displays. The OME-EX-TX-WPC transports video, embedded audio, RS-232 control signals […]

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Screen Innovations Adds Manual Box Shade Cassettes to Nano Lineup

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Screen Innovations (SI) widened its Nano product category with the addition of Nano Manual Box shade cassettes. Designed to match the cosmetics of the motorized version of Nano, Nano Manual Box offers integrators and end users the ability to use a combination of less expensive manual shades on smaller ancillary windows like those in a […]

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Optoma Announces New Direct View LED Display

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Optoma today announced its new QUADZilla FHDQ163 Direct View LED display to the U.S. market. Improving upon the FHDQ130 QUAD LED display, the QUADZilla delivers 600 nits and 163-inch imagery with a three-step assembly process that reduces installation time from days to hours. The all-in-one LED display comes precalibrated out of the box, removing the […]

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THE rAVe Agency Brings on Amanda Beckner As President and Chief Operating Officer

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THE rAVe Agency, the AV industry’s only creative agency, is pleased to announce Amanda Beckner, CTS, as president and chief operating officer. Beckner brings more than 20 years of strategic, operational and educational success to THE rAVe Agency. She will be instrumental in driving long-term strategy and capitalizing on operational success for THE rAVe Agency. […]

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Magnum Power Security Adds Thermal Screening Integration Ability to Deva-Branded Camera/Speaker/Sensor

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Magnum Power Security has announced it has added the ability to integrate with third-party thermal screening software into the Deva-branded all-in-one speaker, camera and sensor product. So, any location with a Deva product can be upgraded or used to screen employees (and visitors) entering a space and provide an audio warning, or even latch and unlatch […]

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New Crestron ONE App Allows Control Experience From Any Personal Device

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Crestron announced the launch of the Crestron ONE app with mobile room control, enabling a control experience from any personal device. Crestron ONE empowers employee wayfinding, room automation and content sharing from a user’s personal device, facilitating touchless room management. With Crestron ONE, employees and guests at any workplace can control room technology safely, securely […]

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Extron Launches New Interface to Convert USB-C Signals to HDMI

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Extron just launched the USB‑C HD 101 interface that converts USB‑C signals to HDMI, providing an easy way to integrate USB‑C sources into an existing AV system. The interface provides up to 60 watts of power to charge a connected USB‑C source device and it supports USB‑C Alt Mode video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz for […]

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“We’re Also an Audio Company,” Says Microsoft

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From “Hey, Cortana” to cloud-enabled interactive sound for HoloLens to Windows Sonic (Windows 10 comes with support for virtual surround sound), Microsoft invests heavily in research on audio. And the company is convinced the ProAV market fails to recognize this. They have a point here. Did you know speaker detection technology developed by Microsoft researchers […]

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Epiphan Video Adds New Encoder to Pearl Family

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Epiphan Video’s Pearl family just added the Pearl Nano, a single-channel encoder. Users can also add Pearl Nano onto an existing video production setup to leverage the device’s streaming and recording capabilities. Nano’s broad streaming protocol support includes modern protocols like Secure Reliable Transport (SRT), Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), and HTTP Live Streaming […]

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Is Poly Sneaking Back Into the Video Part of the UCC Market?

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RingCentral UK today announced that RingCentral Video (RCV), a video meetings experience for businesses client, will now be available as part of the RingCentral Office solution in Europe. In addition, the company has also announced that customers can now extend their RingCentral Video experience into their conference rooms with RingCentral Rooms and with RingCentral Rooms […]

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Lumens Drops VC-A71PN — a 4K NDI|HX PTZ Camera for UCC Applications

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Lumens Digital Optics announced the VC-A71PN Ultra HD PTZ camera that transmits 4K 60-frames-per-second video directly to NDI. The camera is designed for livestreaming, broadcasting and houses of worship applications. The new VC-A71PN includes native NDI|HX allowing the camera to deliver and receive high video quality with ultra-low latency, which utilizes NDI-based video production workflows […]

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Atomos Launches Connect — A Bridge for 4K Video Capture and UVC Streaming Over USB

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Atomos just launched Connect, an affordable bridge between professional 4K video capture and UVC streaming over USB (up to 1080p@60Hz). Connect works with any HDMI device, including the entire Atomos range. It has universal support from popular streaming platforms. At only $79 USD, it’s a way for gamers, vloggers and education facilities to up their […]

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Extron’s New NetPA U 2002 SB Amplifier Is ENERGY STAR Qualified

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The new Extron NetPA U 2002 SB is an amplifier with bridgeable outputs that can deliver two 200 watt channels into low impedance systems or one 400 watt channel into low or high impedance systems. It is an ENERGY STAR qualified, Dante-enabled audio power amplifier in a half rack, convection cooled, plenum rated enclosure that […]

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Peerless-AV Adds Eight Models to SEAMLESS Kitted Series dvLED Video Wall Mounts

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Peerless-AV has announced eight new dedicated flat-to-wall models to its SEAMLESS Kitted Series of dvLED Video Wall Mounts. The new SEAMLESS Kitted Series Mounting Systems are designed exclusively for leading direct view LED display manufacturers, offering slim, space-saving designs for multiple configurations. With integrated cable management, easy-hang hardware and a lightweight aluminum frame, integrators can […]

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Barco Announces Partners for ClickShare Alliance Program

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Barco both announced and already has partners for its new ClickShare Alliance Program, including Logitech, Jabra, Vaddio and Yamaha. Together with key partners, Barco says it aims to bring better hybrid meetings, powered by the ClickShare portfolio and peripherals from alliance partners. As a result, customers can enjoy one simple, one-click wireless conferencing solutions with […]

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Bose Professional Announces Pro-Level Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC

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Bose Professional has announced its new pro-level Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC are now shipping in the U.S. and Latin America, and will also be available in Asia and Europe in September and October respectively. Certified for Microsoft Teams and compatible with both Zoom and Google Meet, the NCH 700 UC equip users for better […]

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Planar Offers HB Series Huddle Board

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Planar is now offering the Planar HB Series Huddle Board, a line of large-format LCD displays optimized for quick and efficient collaboration. Planar HB Series Huddle Board features a highly responsive touch performance to recognize up to 20 simultaneous touch points from multiple users and an included stylus to accurately capture even the smallest of […]

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Frost & Sullivan Recognize Poly as 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leader

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Frost & Sullivan recognized Poly as a 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leader for addressing customer needs, sharp focus on technology trends and its portfolio. Some of the models in Poly’s professional headset series include: Blackwire 3300: Corded mono and stereo PC USB and UCC units. Blackwire 7225: A corded boomless PC USB and UCC headset […]

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QSC Announces New Portfolio of Teams-Certified Meeting Room Accessories

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QSC announced a portfolio of meeting room accessories certified for Microsoft Teams. QSC says it worked with Microsoft-Teams-certified partners Sennheiser and Logitech to provide complete room solutions aimed at divisible spaces, training rooms and executive boardrooms. QSC’s newly certified Teams Rooms accessory portfolio centers on the Q-SYS Ecosystem and the Q-SYS 110f Core processor, which […]

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Extron Releases New Twisted Pair HDMI Transmitter

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Extron announced the DTP2 T 211, a twisted pair HDMI transmitter with advanced performance and innovative features. It provides distribution of HDMI and multichannel audio, as well as bidirectional RS-232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded Catx cable. This HDCP 2.3-compliant transmitter accommodates the full 18-gigabit-per-second data rate of […]

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AVer Information Joins SRT Alliance

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AVer Information announced the company has joined the SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming. Video streaming is expected to account for 82% of all internet traffic in 2020. As part of AVer’s overall strategy to deliver the best video experiences to its customers, the company will continually […]

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