Marshall Electronics’ New Zoom Block Cameras Feature 2.5-12.4 Million Pixels

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Marshall Electronics just announced the release of its CV420-18X and CV355-10X zoom block cameras, one with 12.4 million pixels designed into a 1/1.7-inch 4K sensor and the other has 2.5 million pixels with 1/2.8-inch covering the HD range in a compact design. Both cameras are designed with the latest sensor technology and are refined to […]

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AVer Information Releases New Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming Camera — the TR311HN

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AVer Information announced the TR311HN AI Auto Tracking 12X NDI PTZ Streaming camera Monday. The automated TR311HN is AVer’s answer for helping organizations operate the many cameras they now need for teaching, collaborating or training in a remote-based world. The camera features 12X optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, full HD 1080p@60Hz and AVer’s most […]

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Extron Has LinkLicense Upgrades for its SMP 111 Streaming Media Processers

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Extron just announced two new LinkLicense upgrades for SMP 111 Streaming Media Processors. These LinkLicense upgrades empower Extron SMP 111 users to stream live-event broadcasts to Kaltura or Panopto video management systems. With the rise of online learning, flipped classrooms, lecture capture and virtual meetings, educational institutions and corporations can use a unified and integrated […]

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Biamp’s New Conference Room Audio Bundles Are Certified for Microsoft Teams

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Biamp announced Friday that four new conference room audio bundles have been certified for Microsoft Teams. Each bundle includes Parlé Beamtracking microphones for the tabletop or ceiling and all the other audio gear needed to build a Teams Room. With each bundle, installers get automated system deployment and configuration and minimal cable requirements with no […]

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Lumens Releases New VC-B2U Videoconferencing Camera

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Lumens just unveiled a new VC-B2U videoconferencing and UCC camera. The USB-based webcam is native 1080p@30fps and includes a 90° field-of-view. Integrated with two built-in omnidirectional microphones, one located on each side of the camera, it can capture sound from a distance of 3.6-meters. The VC-B2U is compatible with Zoom, Skype, Google Meet or Microsoft […]

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Meet the AVIXA Foundation Scholarship Recipients on This Video Interview With Gary Kayye

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The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (aka: AVIXA — aka: the InfoComm people), is pleased to announce the recipients of its three 2020 scholarships. Esmeralda Monroig, a recent graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute, has been awarded the Mosaic Scholarship. Iris Douka, a student at New York City College […]

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New Zoom Hardware-as-a-Service Program Will Boost AVaaS; Get Into AVaaS Now!

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Right now, around the globe, most companies, educational institutions and government agencies have shifted their money to help solve internal COVID-19 issues and are trying to reopen. Therefore, financial expenditures on tech hardware not directly related to healthcare issues seem to be on hold (for now). So, now — more than any other time in […]

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InfoComm Connected 2020: Sam Taylor Answers Your Questions

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Recently, Almo Pro A/V EVP/COO Sam Taylor participated in the InfoComm Connected 2020 LIVE Q&A with AVIXA President Dave Labuskes, following the keynote address, “A Better Normal: Reducing Friction and Finding Our Way in a Hybrid World.” During the 15-minute live Q&A, there were more questions than time alotted — so, Sam answered some of […]

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Extron’s Virtual Remote Control Panel Gives Presenters Movement Flexibility

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Extron just introduced the vRCP, a new Virtual Remote Control Panel, which enables remote control of any Extron SMP Streaming Media Processor using the browser on any mobile device. With the vRCP FlexOS App, users can remotely control SMP Series products without the need for a physical RCP 101 remote control panel. It can also […]

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Barco’s Virtual Classroom at UCL: A Case Study for the Future of All University Classrooms?

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Come fall 2020, every university will be approaching students’ return to campus a little differently. What’s clear is that the notion of the hybrid/HyFlex classroom (or whatever you want to call it) is rapidly gaining traction among the AV community — especially as we start to realize how integral audiovisual technology will be to the […]

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New Extron App Combines SMP and Kaltura Management Tools

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Extron has announced the Kaltura FlexOS App, which enables SMP 300 Series streaming media processors to ingest recording and livestreaming schedules for publishing to the Kaltura video management platform. This integration with Kaltura creates a unified and integrated experience with automated publishing workflows that ensure each recording and livestream is seamlessly delivered to viewers. The […]

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Plantronics and Poly Now Offer Microsoft Teams Natively on the Studio X Video Bars

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Plantronics and Poly announced Tuesday that the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 video bars now run Microsoft Teams natively. Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 are both now available for order with native Teams running right out of the box. Organizations that have already purchased and/or deployed the Poly Studio X and […]

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ClickShare Conference Is As If the Barco UCC Engineers Saw COVID-19 Coming

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Like many of you, we’ve decided to keep THE rAVe Agency’s physical offices closed at least through the end of the summer, but I think it’s unlikely that we will actually gather our team together, physically, fall. In fact, nearly every business will face the significant hurdle of dealing with people who are creeped out […]

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Planar Announces Advancements to Planar TVF Series of Video Wall Displays

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Planar announced the latest advancements to the Planar TVF Series family of fine pitch LED video wall displays Tuesday. By introducing a new 0.9-millimeter pixel pitch model, improved power design and new models to Planar TVF Complete, the enhanced Planar TVF Series incorporates feedback from customers and preserves visual performance and simplified installation maintenance. The […]

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QSC Has Two New Plug-ins for Q-SYS Asset Manager

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QSC announces two new Q-SYS Control plug-ins now available in Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager. The Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone plug-in and the UCI QR Code plug-in allow for drag-and-drop integration into the Q-SYS Ecosystem, saving programming time and resources for AV integrators, programmers and consultants. New to Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager, the Sennheiser plug-in […]

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UC Workspace Announces US Distribution of Quicklaunch Will Now Include SYNNEX Corporation

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UC Workspace has announced an expansion of its U.S. distribution of all versions of Quicklaunch to include SYNNEX Corporation. Quicklaunch is a secure and straightforward meeting room application that transforms a PC into a one-touch meeting space. The fastest and most secure way to launch and control any meeting regardless of conferencing provider prevents users […]

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The InfoComm Connected Roundup and Where We Go From Here Article

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AVIXA hosted its first-ever complete virtual InfoComm show – InfoComm 2020 Connected – June 16-18, bringing together AV professionals from around the globe to learn about the latest products from top manufacturers, tune into keynotes and presentations on trends in technology and markets, and forge new relationships. “When we made the decision to cancel the […]

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Cavlo Enters the AV Trade Show Game — for Casinos and Entertainment

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Miss AV trade shows? Well, enter Cavlo, a new AV-based trade show aimed at the casino and entertainment industry. As Las Vegas’ hotels, casinos and restaurants continue to reopen their doors and resume business, the convention and trade show market is waking up as well. Cavlo will debut at the Ahern Hotel on September 14 […]

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Hypersign, Crestron and Planar Partner for The Arena: a Pre-Packaged Virtual Live Events & HyFlex Delivery System

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The new “Arena” from Hypersign, a collaboration with Planar and Crestron, is a product that nearly every higher-education facility is literally looking for to install this summer for what’s well-documented as HyFlex teaching. And it has a lot of potential in delivering virtual live events, as well. Hypersign has provided a tool that gives individuals […]

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Announcing the 2020 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

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We are excited to announce the winners of our ninth annual 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different from ANY other industry awards, and the stats speak for themselves: We had more than 205,000 votes for the final awards! Nominations for the awards came SOLELY from you — the AV community. We don’t charge […]

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Extron Introduces Three New Series of Touch Panels

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Extron just introduced three new series of touchpanels with enhanced processing power and more memory. The TLP Pro 1225, TLP Pro 1525, and TLP Pro 1725 Series are designed to easily handle today’s AV control needs, but with their quad core processing and abundant memory, they are also ready for whatever AV demands lie ahead. […]

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LG Business Solutions USA Has Two New All-in-One Thin Client Solutions

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LG Business Solutions USA has introduced two new all-in-one Thin Client solutions, a 27-inch 16:9 model and a 34-inch 21:9 ultrawide model, each with full HD resolution, IPS panels and quad-core Intel processors designed as workstations for corporate environments. Both the 27-inch (model 27CN650N-6A) and 34-inch (model 34CN650N-6A) displays deliver computing with an Intel Celeron […]

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CTOUCH Introduces New Collaboration Solutions

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CTOUCH just introduced two new collaboration solutions to the corporate market, the CTOUCH For Teams Go and For Teams Talk. Both solutions bring interactivity and engagement into offices spaces, meeting rooms and board rooms. CTOUCH For Teams Go and CTOUCH For Teams Talk is for companies that are using Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams […]

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DTEN Introduces DTEN ME

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DTEN finally introduced DTEN ME, a new desktop-sized collaboration device that runs Zoom natively on a 27-inch panel that is basically a personal, dedicated UCC appliance. DTEN ME features: 27-inch multi-touch HD display, that can serve as a secondary monitor. 3 wide-angle cameras and an 8-microphone array One touch to connect with built-in Zoom Rooms […]

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C2G Introduces New Set of Adapter Rings

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C2G has just introduced a new set of HDMI Adapter Rings. These patent-pending HDMI Adapter Rings are designed to add flexibility by connecting a USB-C, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort device to an in-room HDMI display to support collaboration in boardrooms, conference rooms, lecture halls or any other collaborative space. Key features of these new HDMI […]

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Screen Innovations Develops New Attachment System for Zero Edge Pro Frame

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Screen Innovations (SI) has developed a new attachment system to ensure predictable results when affixing Black Diamond and Short Throw (BD&ST) optics to SI’s Zero Edge Pro frame. The new BD&ST Zero Edge Pro snap attachment system replicates the installation method used on SI’s popular Zero Edge Slate screens, offering a simpler way to attach […]

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Extron Debuts New Series of Hybrid Optical-Copper Cables

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Extron just debuted the DP Pro Plenum Series of active, hybrid optical-copper cables for the ultra high-speed transmission of DisplayPort 1.4 signals. They support data rates up to 32.4 Gbps, video resolutions up to 8K@30Hz (4:4:4), HDR, EDID, HDCP, and CEC as well as 32 channels of audio. These active cables draw ultra-low power from […]

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New Tech LAVNCH Day: Temperature Checks, Holographic Tech and a Whole Lot of UCC

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Today’s LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 theme was New Tech LAVNCH Day: a day dedicated entirely to something we’re all desperately missing by not being able to attend conferences this year — new product launches, like those you typically see on the trade show floor. This day looked a little different from all our other LAVNCH WEEK […]

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Almo Has a New Partnership With ARHT Media

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Almo Professional A/V is taking virtual business and events to a new level through an exclusive partnership with ARHT Media. Almo will offer ARHT’s HoloPresence technology, which is capable of delivering lifelike holograms, as well as ARHT’s premium online presentation platform known as the Virtual Global Stage (VGS). In a video to demo the platform, Almo […]

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Nureva Now Shipping HDL200 Huddle-Room-Sized Audio System

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Nureva is now shipping its HDL200 audio-conferencing system, the newest addition to the company’s line of audio-conferencing products. Designed for rooms and open spaces up to 18’ x 18’ (5.5 x 5.5 m), the HDL200 system delivers the same audio pickup that Nureva’s HDL300 systems deliver for larger spaces. All Nureva audio systems are powered […]

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New Lumens Digital Optics IP UHD Camera Now Shipping

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Lumens Digital Optics launched the VC-A71P 4K IP UHD camera Tuesday. The camera is designed for livestreaming, broadcasting, events staging, house of worship and lecture recording. It connects via IP instead of USB — allowing for remote connections. Using a 1/1.8 type progressive scan CMOS sensor with 8-megapixel output resolution, the VC-A71P is native 3840 […]

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Hovercam’s Redesigned Flex 11 Fully Integrates With Zoom

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HoverCam announced that it has redesigned its Flex 11 software to integrate with Zoom fully. HoverCam was already compatible with Skype, Google Hangouts, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. Now, teachers can initiate and schedule Zoom calls directly from HoverCam’s free, comprehensive document camera software. HoverCam’s redesigned Flex 11 document camera software now incorporates Zoom’s familiar […]

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