Intel Unite Adds Cloud Option to Unite Collaboration Solution 

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Intel Corporation launched the Intel Unite Cloud Service today, which enables choice in deployment and management of Intel Unite solution for organizations of all sizes, from large enterprise to small businesses. Customers now have the ability to choose whether to host Intel Unite solution on premise or in the cloud to modernize their collaboration environment. Thus, Intel now offers the […]

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Crestron Debuts an NVX Receiver in an OPS slot for Monitors and Projectors

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Crestron is debuting DM-NVX-D80-IoAV at InfoComm. Basically it’s an OPS slot box with an integrated NVX AV-over-IP receiver (1G) for monitors and projectors with OPS inputs like LG, NEC, Philips, Avocor and Smart. The DM NVX decoder plugs into the OPS port and is powered by the display. This eliminates the need for cables and […]

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Nureva Room Manager Adds Device Management

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Nureva has announced the addition of device management to Nureva Room Manager software, enabling IT and systems administrators to remotely manage settings used to configure HDL300 audio conferencing systems and the Nureva Wall. This provides customers with a more efficient and immediate way to schedule and install the latest software and firmware updates and adjust […]

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Crestron UCC-Based Mic and SpeakerBar with Built-in 4K Camera at InfoComm

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Crestron just launched three new SpeakerBars for the UCC market; the UC-SB1, the UC-SB1-AV and the UC-SB1-CAM. All three are SpeakerBars with built-in beamforming mic arrays that are designed for huddle rooms, UCC spaces and small meeting rooms — and use the same form-factor, 43″ wide, 3″ deep and 5″ high. The difference is: UC-SB1: […]

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Legrand at InfoComm Includes C2G, Chief, Da-Lite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Vaddio and Wiremold

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The brands of Legrand | AV will come together at InfoComm booth 2500 with a new presentation method. An assembly of typical applications, or vignettes, will showcase what each brand brings to enhance experiences with technology and how they work together. In booth 2500 you can take a tour and discover the latest from C2G, […]

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New UCC-Based PHONUM Audio System Will Debut from beyerdynamic at InfoComm 2019

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beyerdynamic is set to officially launch its wireless Bluetooth speakerphone PHONUM at InfoComm 2019. The conferencing solution claims to turn any space into a meeting room — basically, it’s a wireless speakerphone you carry with you anywhere you need to have a call. It has three operating modes GECKO FIX, GECKO FOLLOW and GECKO 360°. […]

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Commercial Content Sharing Booms, as Shipments Hit 1 Million in 2018

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AV collaboration is booming — that’s the word from Futuresource Consulting, the company that tracks this data. According to the latest Wireless Presentations Solutions (WPS) Market Report from Futuresource Consulting, WPS passed a major milestone in 2018 with shipments reaching 1 million units for the first time. This equates to about $2.6 billion in total […]

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Chief Debuts Electric, Height-Adjustable Cart for Monitors

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Chief has designed new height adjust carts and floor support mounts to add accessibility to interactive technology in the K-12 education market. The Large Capacity Height Adjust Flat Panel Cart (LPE1U) mounts with height adjust capability for 26” (660 millimeters) of vertical lift. The Large Capacity Height Adjust Flat Panel Floor Support Mount (LFE1U) provides […]

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Chief’s Floor-to-Ceiling Cable Adds New Option to Make Signage Look Like it’s Floating

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Chief is launching the FCS1U Cable Floor-to-Ceiling Flat Panel Mount to provide QSRs and retail with more aesthetic options for digital signage. The mount will be on display at InfoComm booth 2500. The FCS1U supports both portrait and landscape orientations in a single SKU, with the option to retrofit a second, back-to-back display with the […]

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The Williams AV BluePOD Solo Dante System Ships

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The BluePOD Solo Dante is designed to simplify making conference calls in your meeting rooms with your computer, laptop and mobile phone just by tapping the Bluetooth connect button on your device. And, the volume, muting and connecting is all done on the standard volume control on your device. BluePOD gets its name from the […]

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Extron and Lifesize Announce Partnership in UCC Spaces

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Extron says that Extron AV control can now be part of any Lifesize videoconferencing room. You can now add Extron control to the Lifesize Icon meeting room systems, providing enhanced control functionality to their video conferencing solutions. This collaboration with Lifesize allows our TouchLink Pro touchpanels to provide a familiar Lifesize interface to control audio […]

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BenQ Adds USB-C Connectivity to Wireless InstaShow

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BenQ today announced the expansion of its InstaShow wireless presentation system adding USB-C connectivity. BenQ’s USB-C-optimized WDC10C InstaShow button transmitter joins the HDMI WDC10 to provide true plug-and-play wireless presentation capabilities to a plethora of diverse USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 devices, including MacBooks and other PCs. USB-C, the emerging standard for charging and transferring data. […]

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Yamaha to Debut Speakerphone Aimed at Open Work Spaces

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Yamaha Unified Communications today announced a new portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone series dubbed the YVC-330, which uses Yamaha’s new SoundCap technology that’s specifically engineered for remote conferences in noisy open workspaces. The new speakerphone claims to solve the problem of finding vacant rooms for spontaneous meetings by eliminating the background noise in open working […]

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WolfVision Adds Room Scheduling, Wireless Presentation & Visualizer Solutions at InfoComm 2019

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WolfVision will be introducing three new product lines into the U.S. market at InfoComm 2019: the Cynap Pure, a 4K version of its wireless presentation appliance; vSolution Meeting, a room-scheduling and meeting management tool; and the VZ-8.UHD Visualizer, a native 4K UHD Visualizer system; their first foray into 4K document cameras. Cynap Pure is a […]

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Globally, NEC Is First to Platinum Partner With UC Workspace QuickLaunch for Collaboration Boards

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NEC Display Solutions of America and UC Workspace, creators of Quicklaunch, announced today that NEC Display Solutions’ has Platinum Partner status with UC Workspace Quicklaunch. The Quicklaunch meeting application is customized for use with NEC’s innovative InfinityBoard solution and is conferencing-provider agnostic. The solution is designed for easy use and delivers optimized integration with the not only NEC, but also its ecosystem […]

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Christie Adds Four New LCD Monitors — One Includes an SDVoE (Terra) Input

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Christie is introducing four new flat panels including the Christie UHD654-X-HR 65-inch with Christie Terra (SDVoE-based AV-over-IP) that allows routing and scaling 4K sources. Combined with Christie Terra, Christie’s AV-over-IP solution, the UHD654-X-HR delivers a turnkey videowall solution using a 65″ monitor — instead of a 55″ like every other monitor company. Debuting at InfoComm […]

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Barco Adds Remote Management and Monitoring to Overture Control

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At InfoComm 2019 next week, Barco will announce that they’ve integrated remote monitoring and automated analytics to their Overture control platform. Adding an RMM solution that allows remote monitoring and control of these devices, will be a key marketing tool they will use to try to get adoption of Overture — mostly aimed at small […]

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Pexip Tries to Fend Off Giant Competitors by Focusing on Relationships via PexAdvantage

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Pexip has announced PexAdvantage — a partner program to help the channel. The unified communications (UCC) market value is expected to reach $45.7 billion by 2022, according to Gartner. By reselling Pexip’s cloud-native video conferencing platform, partners can increase their recurring revenue and help customers collaborate on any device, from any location. The PexAdvantage program […]

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Yamaha and Huddly to Announce Partnership at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, Yamaha Unified Communications is announcing a partnership with UCC camera company Huddly. With the partnership, the new Yamaha ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar will bundle with Huddly’s AI wide-angle USB camera to create the Yamaha Collaboration Kit. The Yamaha Collaboration Kit (currently available only in North America) combines Yamaha’s ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar […]

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Arista Will Debut Analog to Dante and Dante to Analog Converters at InfoComm 2019

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Arista Corporation is introducing at InfoComm the Apollo Duo Audio-over-IP product line. Consisting of three products, the Apollo Duo product group includes the ARS-0200-A00 analog audio to Dante interface, the ARS-0002-A00 Dante to analog audio interface and the ARS-0002-A01 interface, which facilitates lip-sync delay to enable sound and picture to be synchronized. The Apollo Duo […]

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Vaddio to Use InfoComm for New HuddleSHOT Camera for UCC Applications

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Vaddio will debut the new HuddleSHOT Conferencing Camera at InfoComm in booth 2500. This all-in-one conferencing camera with integrated audio and a wide 125-degree field of view is Vaddio’s newest solution optimized for huddle spaces. It includes USB-C and Ethernet connectivity integrated stereo speakers, built-in microphones (that Vaddio says pick up participant voices from up […]

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Luxul to Debut Gigabit AV-Over-IP Switches at InfoComm 2019

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Luxul today announced its lineup for InfoComm 2019. Int the Legrand | AV Commercial Solutions booth 2500, Luxul will showcase its latest family of Gigabit switches designed for AV-over-IP applications. Luxul’s newest 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 AMS-1816P and 12-port/8 PoE+ XMS-1208P managed Gigabit switches, featuring Self-Healing with PoE Auto-Recovery and PoE Power Scheduling, will be on […]

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1 Beyond Debuts Auto-Tracking Mic System Called AutoFinder

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1 Beyond has announced the 1 Beyond AutoFinder camera that automatically finds any handheld microphone equipped with a 1 Beyond MicLocator unit and adjusts to show the person holding it. Using patent-pending beam-finding technology, the AutoFinder camera’s embedded secondary locater camera constantly scans for and detects active 1 Beyond MicLocator units without being distracted by […]

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NEC Adds Entry-Level 6000 Lumen P Series Projector to Lineup

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the expansion of its P Series line of projectors to include a new 6,000-lumen entry-level installation laser projector equipped with Whisper Quiet technology and the only filter-free LCD, low-maintenance design in its class. NEC’s proprietary Whisper Quiet technology features a patented sealed cooling engine that almost eliminates fan […]

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BenQ Intros New Collaboration System and Interactive Monitors & ED Projector at UBTech 2019

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BenQ will launch the new WDC10C USB-C model of its InstaShow wireless presentation system in booth 801 at UBTech 2019, June 10-12 in Orlando, Fla. BenQ’s InstaShow is an all-hardware wireless presentation system that is designed to host up to 16 presenters at a time and is interoperable with any OS or hardware platform while […]

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This Is Why You Can’t Trust Most AV Awards (Except Those From InAVate and rAVe)

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It’s called “pay-for-play” and it’s simply unethical — and even illegal in some industries. But in the 70+ year-old AV industry, it’s business as usual. Most of our industry’s awards are not real awards. Sure, manufacturers promote winning them as if they are. And, the magazines that dole them out pretend like they are, too. […]

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New EK-355U WUXGA LED Projector Debuts from Eiki

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Eiki International just announced a WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution LCD HLD LED portable projector dubbed the EK-355U. Using what they are calling ColorSpark HLD (High Lumen Density) LED projection technology, Eiki’s EK-355U combines multiple LEDs through a light tunnel into a very narrow beam that Eiki claims loses no light whatsoever — if this is true, […]

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DisplayNote and Newline Partner at InfoComm

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DisplayNote has announced today it has signed a four-year software partnership with display manufacturer Newline Interactive. The partnership will see DisplayNote create and supply Newline with a suite of Newline branded collaboration solutions for its touch and non-touch display. Each solution is designed to simplify how people in meeting spaces and classrooms share content, interact […]

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ScreenBeam to Enter ProAV Market With New Wireless Sharing Product

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Actiontec is using InfoComm to launch its ScreenBeam division into the ProAV market, which includes a new 4K wireless display platform that uses Miracast and a dual-network infrastructure connectivity for wireless (BYOD) collaboration. Dubbed the ScreenBeam 1100, it allows for guest and enterprise networks simultaneously, with guest Internet connectivity for collaboration alongside employee access. Employee […]

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Oblong’s New Collaboration System, Rumpus, Adds Webex (Still in Beta)

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Oblong Industries has added support for Cisco Webex to its Rumpus meeting application for collaborative screen sharing. With the popularity of Cisco Webex solutions for businesses globally, more users can now enjoy a seamless Rumpus experience that brings multi-share capabilities to online meetings. Rumpus is the meeting solution letting virtual teams feel more connected and […]

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Here Are the Winners of the 2019 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards!

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  We are excited to announce the winners of our 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different than ANY other industry awards and the stats speak for themselves: We had over 88,000 votes for the final awards! The nominations for the awards came SOLELY from you — the AV community. We have a system […]

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Matrox Adds SRT Streaming Video Support to Mura IPX Encoder Cards

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Matrox Graphics announced Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) streaming protocol support on its complete range of Matrox Mura IPX capture and IP encode/decode cards. The SRT open-source protocol and technology stack focuses on performance, reliability and security for video delivery over private and public networks. As SRT-ready products, the high-density Matrox Mura IPX capture and IP […]

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