The Industry’s First Official Open AV-Over-IP Standard Is Launched, IPMX, Based on SMPTE 2110

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At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam in stand 15-B250, the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) ProAV Working Group introduced Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX), a set of open standards and specifications designed to enable carriage of compressed and uncompressed video, audio and data over IP networks. IPMX addresses the ProAV industry’s need for a single […]

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Ashton Bentley Debuts 43″ and 98″ All-in-One Room Systems Including Huddle Tables

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Ashton Bentley just unveiled its new 43″ and 98″ room systems (turn-key, kitten huddle rooms) at ISE2020; the company already had a 55″, 65″ and 75″ platform. Based on the same modular chassis design the new display solutions will be available in both single and dual-screen configurations. The 43” platform is available in FHD 1080p […]

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Sony Joins Logitech Collaboration Program

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Sony has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program. Through the program, Sony BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays are combined with Logitech Room Solutions for Zoom Rooms, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. The new one-touch conferencing recommended solution creates an optimized, simple and robust video collaboration. Customers who purchase Logitech video collaboration products with a BRAVIA display receive a purpose-built solution. The one-touch conferencing solution offers […]

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Almo Pro A/V Details 2020 E4 Experience

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Almo Pro A/V detailed the 2020 E4 Experience today and thanks to its longstanding education partnership with AVIXA, the E4 Experience continues to be loaded with valuable, career-changing certifications and courses worth CTS Renewal Units (RUs) that are free to attending AV resellers, integrators, consultants and their end users. Highlights for the spring 2020 E4 […]

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Sony Takes on Shure, Sennheiser, ClearOne, Crestron and Biamp with New Beamforming Mic Array System

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Sony has announced the launch of a new beamforming microphone, dubbed the MAS-A100. Designed for meeting, lecture and presentation environments, the ceiling-mount microphone is for both speech reinforcement and recording with what they claim is a unique combination of beamforming technology and “intelligent feedback reducer” function. The microphone has a dual-channel output for simultaneous recordings […]

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ISE 2020: VuWall Will Show New KVM Features to VuScape Video Wall Controller

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VuWall is at ISE 2020, with new KVM features to its VuScape video wall controller. With VuScape’s full-featured management software, users can “control what they see” and distribute all content sources to any display on the network with the utmost flexibility. The new VuScape video wall controller is ideal for control rooms, collaboration rooms and […]

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Extron Introduces XMP 240 Expansion Matrix Processor

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Extron just introduced the XMP 240 Expansion Matrix Processor, featuring an extensive mix matrix with 24 channels of AEC and 48×48 Dante connectivity in only a half-rack space. The XMP 240 can also be used standalone for matrix processing in an all network audio system. When connected to a DMP Plus Series processor via Dante […]

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ClearOne Showcases New Touch-Panel Controller at ISE 2020

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The newest Touch-Panel Controller from ClearOne will be showcased at ISE 2020 at Booth #11-D130 in the RAI Centre in Amsterdam. The 10-inch touch-screen device, designed for ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 audio DSP mixers as well as COLLABORATE Live video conferencing room systems, is aimed at UCC applications. Paired with CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP mixers, […]

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Extron Launches IPCP Pro xi Series Control Processors

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Extron just launched the IPCP Pro xi Series control processors focused on ultra-fast, dependable and secure applications. With what Extron says is up to four times more memory and significantly-enhanced processing power for increased deployment speeds and improved runtime functionality, this new series is designed to excel in demanding AV applications. In addition to increases […]

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Logitech Intros Zone Wired Headset for Personal Collaboration

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Logitech announced it’s expanding its video conferencing solutions for the entire work environment and enhancing the personal workspace with its upcoming Zone Wired headset. Expanding the Logitech personal collaboration portfolio, Zone Wired joins Zone Wireless, both available in a Unified Communications (UC) and Certified Microsoft Teams version. You can use the headset with popular calling […]

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UC Workspace Just Launched the Best New Product for UCC Since Zoom

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UC Workspace’s new UCC product is called WEAV; more information is near the bottom of this product announcement but read this first to understand its positioning. UC Workspace jumped on the scene a few years ago with a universal UX for all collaboration boards. Called Quicklaunch, it’s the maiden product of UC Workspace that allows […]

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UI vs. UX: The Battle for Happier Customers

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Like most folks out there, I spent many years not understanding what UX (User eXperience) was and, more importantly, what the difference between UI (User Interface) and UX was. Over time I came to realize that what was being commonly delivered as a UI in the AV world did not translate to good customer experience. […]

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ClearOne Intros COLLABORATE Versa Room CT

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ClearOne just introduced COLLABORATE Versa Room CT, aimed at making cloud-based conferencing easier. At the heart of the system, is the USB audio-enabled Beamforming Mic Array Ceiling Tile (BMA CTH). The BMA CTH performs acoustic echo cancellation, noise cancellation and beam selection, so no external DSP mixer is required. The array’s adaptive steering (think of […]

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Epiphan Video Launches LiveScrypt at ISE 2020

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At ISE, Epiphan Video will be launching something it’s calling LiveScrypt, a live, real-time transcription solution for video. LiveScrypt is an AI-based speech-to-text transcription solution that enables everyone to engage with live events as they happen — regardless of any hearing impediment, native language or distraction. LiveScrypt combines dedicated hardware with an AI-driven transcription service […]

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Extron Introduces ShareLink Pro 500 Wired and Wireless Presentation Gateway

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Extron just announced the ShareLink Pro 500 Wired and Wireless Presentation Gateway for wireless collaboration and sharing. It features advanced technology that supports simultaneous display of up to four devices, including an HDMI-connected device (meaning, it has an HDMI input that can be switched through it, too). The HDMI input supports wired devices, such as […]

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Marshall Electronics to Debut Three IP Cameras At ISE 2020

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Marshall Electronics will debut three new IP cameras, the CV630-IP PTZ camera, the CV420-30X-IP camera and the CV355-30X-IP camera at ISE 2020 (stand 11-D150). The CV630-IP PTZ Camera is 4K Ultra HD output at 30fps and 1080p output at 60fps; the CV420-30X-IP is 4K (3840x2160p) resolution at 60fps through simultaneous HDMI and IP streams; and […]

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Atlona Intros AT-OME-MS52W 5×2 Matrix Switcher

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Atlona has introduced the AT-OME-MS52W 5×2 matrix switcher. Combining wired and wireless AV input support with USB extension and user features such as automatic input selection and display control. The OME-MS52W’s wired connections include HDMI, DisplayPort and USB-C inputs alongside mirrored or matrixed HDBaseT and HDMI outputs. The USB-C port provides adapter-free AV input from […]

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Collaborate Versa Lite CT Microphone Array Introduces Collaborate Versa Lite CT Microphone Array

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ClearOne has introduced the COLLABORATE Versa Lite CT, a USB audio-enabled Beamforming Ceiling Tile Microphone Array (BMA CTH). This room solution enhances the audio experience for any cloud-collaboration application without the need for a DSP mixer. Versa Lite CT will be showcased at ISE 2020 on stand 11-D130 in the RAI Centre in Amsterdam. It’s […]

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Extron Ships XPA U 758 16-Channel 1RU Space Amplifier

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Extron is shipping the XPA U 758, eight-channel, half-rack amplifier with eight channels at 75 watts per channel. The XPA U 758 lets you install sixteen 75 watt channels in a one-rack space, without the need to waste empty rack spaces for ventilation. The XPA Ultra lineup of UL 2043 plenum rated amplifiers include single […]

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AVI-SPL and Whitlock to Merge into One Giant Global AV Integrator

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AVI-SPL and Whitlock have jointly announced an intention to merge (technically, it’s a “definitive agreement to merge”) — both will be held by portfolio company, Marlin Equity Partners (a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management). As you likely know, this means the second-largest AV integration firm is merging with the third-largest — jointly creating […]

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Martin Audio Announces Five New Products Ahead of ISE 2020, Including New Pendant Speaker

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Martin Audio announced five new products targeting the commercial installation sector with in-ceiling and pendant loudspeakers joining the ADORN series. The ADORN commercial series of on-wall loudspeakers was first introduced in 2019, but now it has been expanded by three in-ceiling loudspeakers and the company’s first-ever pendant speaker, available in white or black as standard. […]

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Extron Introduces HAE 100 4K Plus Audio Embedder, De-Embedder

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Extron introduced the HAE 100 4K Plus audio de-embedder and HAI 100 4K Plus audio embedder. The HAE 100 4K Plus extracts audio from a 4K HDMI source. It provides outputs for stereo and dual-mono analog audio signals, as well as digital audio multi-channel or two-channel formats. The HAI 100 4K Plus embeds two-channel analog […]

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Lifesize Releases Admin Console Capabilities Aimed at IT Administrators

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Lifesize has released a new set of capabilities designed to help IT administrators remotely support videoconferencing through the Lifesize Admin Console. Available immediately worldwide, Lifesize customers can now leverage real-time reporting, refreshed dashboards and live meeting statistics to monitor network performance, call quality and organization-wide videoconferencing usage. With real-time reporting and live meeting statistics, admins […]

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Extron Adds Dante to XPA Amplifiers, the NetPA U 1004 and NetPA U 1002

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Extron has added the NetPA U 1004 and NetPA U 1002 Dante-enabled audio power amplifiers delivering 100 watts per channel in a half-rack, 1U, convection cooled, plenum rated enclosure that includes rack mount hardware. With the NetPA Ultra amplifiers, you get the XPA Ultra amplifiers combined with the power of Dante network audio distribution. Dante […]

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MXL to Debut New Web Conferencing Mics at ISE 2020

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MXL Microphones will debut new web conferencing microphones and systems at the 2020 ISE show (Stand 11-D150) including the AC-44 USB Web Conferencing Mic and the MXL AC-44 LCR multi-microphone system for use with a Zoom Room Speaker Switch. MXL is also expanding on its AC-360 conferencing line with a new ceiling mount, giving integrators […]

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Almo Pro A/V Adds AVaaS Program for AV Integrators

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Almo Pro A/V is kicking off 2020 with its newest service offering, Almo AV-As-A-Service (AVaas) Financial Solutions. Through the backing of Almo Pro A/V in the form of flexible and competitive finance and leasing options, reseller partners now have a more competitive advantage so they may pursue more significant, long-term installation opportunities and provide customers […]

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Barix Unveils SIP Audio Endpoint, Will Demo at ISE 2020

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Barix unveiled its new SIP Audio Endpoint, which enables integrators to extend SIP-based VoIP (Voice over IP) telephone systems with functionality including intercom, paging, music-on-hold and other audio applications. Barix will demonstrate the new device in stand 8-K275 in Amsterdam at ISE 2020 in Feb. Example use cases include the ability to make announcements through […]

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Extron Adds USB-C Show Me Cables to Its TeamWork Collaboration System

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Extron just announced it’s shipping the USBC-HDMI SM and USBC‑DP SM Show Me Cables for the company’s TeamWork 4K collaboration system. The cables provide the user interface for USB‑C sources, allowing USB-C connections along with HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort or VGA sources within the same furniture system and enclosure. The USBC‑HDMI SM provides easy USB‑C […]

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Here’s a Detailed Look at the New Barco ClickShare Conference From the Launch Event in NYC

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Barco just added to its ClickShare family with the ClickShare Conference, an expansion aimed at what the company is calling the BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting) market. The ClickShare Conference allows you to join any type of video conference from your own device (laptop) in a huddle space, a meeting room or a board room. […]

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ClearOne Receives Zoom Certification for UNITE Videoconferencing Cameras

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ClearOne has received Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”) certification for its UNITE professional videoconferencing cameras. The Zoom-certified UNITE 50 4K camera is USB plug-and-play ready with a 120-degree field-of-view, digital zoom and the ability to pair with any microphone/speaker combination. The camera’s ultra-wide-angle field-of-view is ideally suited for visual communication and collaboration in huddle spaces […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications to Debut New Bluetooth Conference Phone, Video Sound Bar at ISE 2020

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Yamaha Unified Communications will debut its UC YVC-330 Portable USB & Bluetooth Conference Phone with SoundCap technology and the CS-700 Video Sound Bar family at ISE 2020. The new YVC-330 Portable USB & Bluetooth Conference Phone with SoundCap technology converts background noise prevalent in open workspaces into a signal that makes the meeting sound as […]

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