New KD-X2x1WVTx Debuts from Key Digital

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Key Digital just introduced the KD-X2x1WVTx, an HDBaseT wall-plate transmitter and presentation switcher with one HDMI and one VGA + Analog audio input for professional video installations. The KD-X2x1WVTx has two native Rx integration options. For point-to-point extension KD-X2x1WVTx can be received by KD-X40MRx black box HDBaseT Rx. For larger video systems requiring additional source […]

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Using Microsoft Teams? Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 Is Certified

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The Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone is now certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms when deployed with Microsoft-certified DSPs. The ceiling array microphone, which offers easy installation and patented dynamic beamforming technology, will be available from Microsoft as a solution for Microsoft Teams Rooms complete with a Microsoft-certified DSP. TeamConnect Ceiling 2 delivers flexibility and performance […]

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Extron Adds Image Reversal and Mirroring LinkLicense for the SMP 111, a Must-Have for UCC Applications

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Extron has introduced the Horizontal Video Mirroring LinkLicense upgrade for Extron SMP 111 streaming media processors. This optional upgrade adds expanded functionality that enhances and streamlines the recording of video and audio presentations. Horizontal Video Mirroring flips video horizontally to support lightboard or other applications that require reversal of the video image due to the […]

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Audio-Technica UniPoint Boundary Mics with Touch Switches Ship

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Audio-Technica is now shipping its updated UniPoint U891 Boundary Microphone models featuring a two-state RGB LED status indicator and a touch-sensitive capacitive-type user switch that can be set to three modes, replacing the previously available models. All new U891 models are equipped with an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep filter to reduce pickup of low-frequency ambient […]

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Sharp Ships Commercial 8K 80″ Display

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The new Sharp 80″ 8M-B80AX1U 8K UHD display, what Sharp says is the only commercially-available 7680×4320 resolution monitor, is now shipping. Aimed at design studios and TV broadcasters, it’s specified with 800 cd/m2 (or up to 4,000 cd/m2 peak level), includes HDR (high dynamic range) technology, has a 10-bit extended color range that literally delivers […]

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ClearOne Adds Classroom Functionality to COLLABORATE Space

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ClearOne has added new features to COLLABORATE Space, the company’s cloud collaboration platform. The new features include classroom functionality, multiple screen support and more. The new classroom functionality now found within COLLABORATE Space provides Q&A participation, giving each user electronic “hand raise” capability. There’s also new moderator control over audio and video for all participants, […]

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Crestron DM NVX AV-over-IP System is First to Receive JITC and FIPS 140-2 Certifications

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Crestron announced today that its DM NVX AV-over-IP product line has received Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) approval by the U.S. Department of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and FIPS 140-2 validation by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. DM NVX is the first and […]

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Bose Pro Delivers First Round of ControlSpace CSP-1248 and CSP-428

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Bose Professional is now shipping its new ControlSpace Commercial Sound Processors — the CSP-1248 and CSP-428 — and three new digital wall controllers. The CSP-1248 and CSP-428 benefit from an onboard CSP configuration utility and browser-based UI that provide a quick-setup workflow. Common tasks are presented in a logical manner, so installers can configure the […]

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NEC Ships Quietest Laser Projector Ever

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NEC Display Solutions of America is already shipping the 6,000-lumen P605UL entry-level installation laser projector equipped with whisper quiet technology. NEC’s proprietary Whisper Quiet technology features a patented sealed cooling engine that almost eliminates fan noise, making the P605UL the quietest 6,000-lumen projector on the market. While typical projectors in its class generate an average […]

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Vaddio TableMIC Ships for UCC Spaces

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Vaddio is now shipping its new TableMIC microphone using a solid metal base construction, acoustical fabric wrap and padded rubber feet, diminish table vibration noise that other table microphones experience. The top of the TableMIC features a capacitive touch control surface for silent operation. The ability to enable and disable button functionality during configuration can […]

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The BEST of InfoComm 2019 Awards

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Welcome to the 2019 Best of InfoComm Awards! Unlike ANY other awards program at InfoComm, manufacturers can’t pay to enter — in fact, they can’t even nominate their own products. We are NOT pay-for-play. What do we mean? Well, EVERY OTHER product award program in and around InfoComm are what are known as pay-for-play. Pay-for-play […]

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New AVer PTZ Cameras Are Not Just Aimed at UCC Market

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AVer Information just launched four new professional auto tracking and PTZ cameras aimed at recording, broadcasting and streaming presentations, training sessions and lectures in enterprises, higher education institutions, government agencies and houses of worship. The auto tracking models follow a target speaker automatically so users can let the camera do the work and focus on […]

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New Extron Four-Input, 4K Switcher (Integrated with DTP2 Transmitter) Is Perfect for UCC Systems

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Extron just launched the DTP2 T 204, a four-input switcher with integrated DTP2 transmitter for sending HDMI and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports computer and video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling. This HDCP 2.2-compliant switcher includes many integrator-friendly […]

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Updated: Court Orders Shure to Stop Selling the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone in ClearOne Preliminary Injunction Win

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ClearOne today got word that the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois granted ClearOne’s request for a preliminary injunction preventing Shure Incorporated from manufacturing, marketing, and selling the Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone for use in its “drop-ceiling mounting configuration.” The Court determined that such sales are likely to infringe ClearOne’s U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806 (the “Graham Patent”). […]

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LG Ships 130” Pre-Packaged LED Screen

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At InfoComm 2019, LG launched a 130-inch LED screen with integrated audio, HDMI inputs and no bezel – think of it as a 130-LCD panel only it’s LED. The LG DVLED LAA Series Signage is aimed at conference room installs as well as digital signage applications – here’s a video we shot of it at […]

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Extron Releases Network Button Panel Controller Combined with Cable Cubby

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Extron just debuted the NBP 1200C, a furniture-mountable Cable Cubby enclosure that has a network button panel integrated directly into the lid. It combines intuitive AV control, connectivity and power, and works with all Extron Pro Series control systems and HC 400 Series products. This customizable control panel supports communication with a control processor to […]

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ES925 Modular Gooseneck Mics Ship from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica is now shipping its new Engineered Sound line of modular microphone systems with several dozen variations of the ES925 gooseneck microphone. All ES925 modular microphone components are interchangeable with each other, allowing users to configure each microphone system from a choice of three different polar patterns (“C,”/cardioid “H”/hypercardioid and “ML”/MicroLine designations); four power module […]

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Extron Debuts Two-Input Floor Box Transmitter for 4K Video

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Extron just introduced the DTP2 T 202 FB, a two‑input transmitter that sends DisplayPort or HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to a DTP-enabled product. Its unique form factor provides a flexible, floor box mounting solution that is compatible with offerings from OBO Bettermann, MK by […]

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ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica has expanded the company’s conferencing/discussion solutions with the ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System. The hybrid design allows hundreds of infrared and wired discussion units to be combined into a single system. The ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System provides 24-bit/48 kHz uncompressed digital audio for natural-sounding voice reproduction, along with a 12-band feedback suppressor that […]

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Nureva with Jira Software Integration on Span Workspace Drops

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Nureva Inc. announced the availability of Jira Software integration with Span Workspace, an expansive, cloud-based digital canvas for visual collaboration. The integration helps development teams visualize sprints and work faster together in real time. Teams use their personal devices or shared displays to quickly add stories, epics and bugs to a Span canvas using notes […]

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Cybersecurity Advice (for the AV Industry) from Robert Mueller

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By Paul Konikowski On June 24, 2019, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller III testified before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee about his team’s Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. Throughout most of the day, Mueller kept his answers brief and referenced the report. Oftentimes, he […]

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TableMIC Mics from Vaddio Are Aimed at UCC Applications

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Vaddio is now shipping its new TableMIC microphone, which we see as perfectly positioned for UCC spaces. TableMIC’s solid metal base construction, acoustical fabric wrap and padded rubber feet diminish table vibration noise that other table microphones sometimes experience. And, the top of the TableMIC features a capacitive touch control surface for button-free operation (no […]

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Maxell’s New 3LCD Interactive Projector Series Brings Learning to Life

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Maxell expanded its laser projector line with two new 3LCD laser interactive projectors, the MP-TW3011 and MP-TW4011 — both native WXGA 1280×800 resolution. Both projectors are aimed at K-12, higher education and corporate and the MP-TW3011 is spec’d at 3,300 ANSI lumens, while the MP-TW4011 claims 4,200 ANSI lumens. Both laser projectors include what Maxell […]

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New Three-Input 4K/60 4:4:4 Switcher with DTP2 Transmitter Ships from Extron

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Extron just announced it’s shipping the DTP2 T 203, a three-input switcher with integrated DTP2 transmitter for sending DisplayPort, HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports video signals at resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling. This HDCP 2.2-compliant […]

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Epson Delivers 9K Lumen Pro L Laser Projector

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Epson announced today it is already shipping its 9,000-lumen Pro L laser projectors aimed at conference rooms, auditoriums and Rental applications. The new white Epson Pro L1490U and black Epson Pro L1495U join the Pro L large-venue laser projector lineup offering every possible input (including 3G-SDI, HDBaseT, HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, 5-BNC and stereo mini 10), […]

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You Got Drones in My Huddle Room

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If you read our industry press at all (and I hope you do) you will note large numbers of articles on two subjects: 1. The “Huddle Room” and 2. Drones When two subjects like these fascinate an industry, it is almost inevitable that they combine in some way. (I consider this the “you got peanut […]

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Bose Pro Ships More UCC Products Including EX-440C and EX-12AEC and EX-1280

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Bose Professional is now shipping new ControlSpace EX processors — two designed specifically for conference rooms (EX-440C and EX-12AEC) and one dedicated for general purpose applications (EX-1280). ControlSpace Conferencing Processors (EX-440C and EX-12AEC): With an open-architecture, all-in-one design, the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing processor facilitates high-quality microphone integration and audio processing for small-to-medium size conference rooms. […]

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Primacoustic Paintables Are Now Available in 48″ Square Acoustic Panels

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Primacoustic has expanded its Paintables line of acoustic panels with the introduction of the new Broadway 48” x 48” Broadband absorptive wall panel. Primacoustic Paintables is a line of acoustic panels that gives architects and interior/room designers the ability to integrate matched color or printed graphics into the acoustic design spec for a room or […]

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Panamax and Furman Announce New Power Distribution Solutions

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Panamax and Furman have announced a plethora of new power distribution solutions, including new remote controllable outlets, IP controllable power products, a voltage regulator and small install accessories. Panamax Vertex 12 and 16 Outlet Power Distribution Units: Two new Panamax vertical power distribution units — the VT-EXT12 and VT-EXT16 — add flexible protected power to […]

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Does Certification Matter?

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As a manager, I’m often faced with the question of what requirements we should put into a job description when we are ready to hire a person. Experience is always the easiest one to figure out. You think about how senior the position is and then you base years of experience or type of experiences […]

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Attero Tech Ships UCC Mixer/Amp

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Attero Tech is now shipping the Axon A4FLEX networked AVC interface. Combining four studio-grade microphone preamps, logic I/O, a USB audio interface and a two-channel power amplifier in a 1/3U form factor, the A4FLEX is designed for huddle rooms and small conference rooms in UCC spaces. When paired with an enterprise DSP, the A4FLEX can […]

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Philips Details GoBright Partnership for Room Management

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Philips Professional Display Solutions has announced a partnership with meeting room management platform provider GoBright BV. The agreement between the two Amsterdam-based companies sees the Philips 10BDL3051T multi-touch 10″ T-Line display become fully certified and fully compatible with the GoBright platform for the first time. More Philips models are to be added shortly. The GoBright […]

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