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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Leon Ente Series Might Be Best Looking Speakers Ever

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Leon Speakers has launched the Ente Series is comprised of three products: the Ente Sound Sculpture, the Ente SoundTile and the Ente Soundbar — all featuring power by the SONOS AMP and audio by Leon. They don’t look like any other speaker on the market so kudos to Leon for doing something innovative and fun! […]

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Extron’s New TouchLink Pro Touch Panels Have a Built-In Control Processor

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Extron has launched a new line of TouchLink Pro control systems that combine a TouchLink Pro touchpanel with an integrated IP Link Pro control processor. This all‑in‑one approach streamlines system designs by consolidating essential control system components, freeing up space and easing integration. Multiple devices can be controlled directly from the Ethernet port and the […]

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MSE Audio to Debut SoundTube TS81-EZ Tile Speaker at InfoComm

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MSE Audio’s SoundTube Entertainment group will announce the SoundTube TS81-EZ Drop-In Tile Speaker designed to fit within standard 2×2 ceiling tile systems. The TS81-EZ will debut in booth 6069 at InfoComm 2019. The TS81-EZ from SoundTube Entertainment is an 8-inch coaxial drop-in ceiling tile speaker featuring a built-in transformer that can be wired to 25-volt, […]

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Don’t Bring Me Gadgets… Bring Me Data!

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By and large, our industry has four players… we have manufacturers, we have dealers/integrators and consultants (let’s be honest though, they are really two sides of a coin) and then we have the end user.Twenty years ago, a user would come to a consultant or a dealer and say… “I need a room built out!” […]

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Everyone Was Wrong: Microsoft Surface Hub 2S Is Real — And a Surprise Accessory

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Microsoft actually launched the Surface Hub 2 right after running out of the first version — on May 15, 2018 — yes, over a year ago. But, since then, crickets. What followed was a host of chatter from both WCD (Windows Collaboration Display) hardware manufacturers as well as from a plethora of the AV press […]

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Black Box Enters the 10G AV-over-IP Market with MCX Using SDVoE

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Black Box today announced the release of its new MCX, a 10G AV-over-IP system. Using what they say is a unique “enterprise level with use of the 10G SDVoE” platform, the MCX includes nine products — four decoders and five encoders that either handle copper, fiber or both. Some of the models add Dante Audio […]

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ZyPer4K HDMI Encoder Will Add Loop-Out at InfoComm 2019

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ZeeVee is introducing the ZyPer4K encoder with switchable dual HDMI inputs and an HDMI loop-out at InfoComm 2019. The new model enables users to switch between input sources, with an additional HDMI loop-out port that provides monitoring of the first HDMI input source to a local monitor or the streaming of this content to mobile […]

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Miniature USB Mic Debuts from MXL Microphones

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MXL Microphones announced the MXL AC-44 USB Conferencing Microphone today as a product that will officially debut at InfoComm (booth 3725). With a compact footprint measuring only 2.5×3″ (and 1″ tall), the AC-44 is an ideal solution for any limited space application. It can easily be affixed to medical carts for telemedicine, placed in robotics […]

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Aveo Systems Redesigns Mira Connect Panel

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Aveo Systems has introduced Mira Connect 10, a 10″ touch display and integrated control system with wall and tabletop mounting options for the company’s Mira Connect family. Mira Connect 10 provides simple setup and easy use in collaboration rooms of all kinds, allowing one-button dialing from calendar invitations, display management, video switching, volume and mute […]

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Cybersecurity and the Problem with OEMs

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Last year, Crestron was the focus of some cyber activists who found vulnerabilities in Crestron touch controllers that could theoretically allow someone to use touch screens to spy on the person in the same room. This was covered in a class at a hacktivist conference called DEFCON and subsequently was written up in WIRED Magazine. […]

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Acoustic Magic Voice Tracker III UCC-Based Mic Array to Debut at InfoComm

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Acoustic Magic is using InfoComm to introduce the Voice Tracker III, which is based on the technology of the Voice Tracker I, but has 2 dB better signal to noise ratio and a flatter frequency response curve leading to a brighter sound quality. The $450 Voice Tracker III is designed for lecture and meeting recording […]

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Vivitek Debuts New D3600Z Series of Small, Laser Projectors, One Includes NovoConnect

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The new D3600Z Series from Vivitek includes three new models — the DH3660Z, DU3661Z and the DH3665ZN. The DH3660Z is aimed at most common meeting rooms, while the DU3661Z adds an HDBaseT connection and the DH3665ZN is being marketed as a “smart projector” as it includes the built-in NovoConnect solution wireless presentation collaboration solution; thus, […]

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More AV-Integrateable X-Series AV Receivers Debut from Denon

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This week Denon announced two new X-Series AV receivers. The Denon AVR-X2600H (95 watts per channel) and AVR-X1600H (80 watts per channel) support the latest surround sound formats including Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, which adds virtualized height and surround effects on traditional stereo or surround content as well as Dolby Atmos content while using […]

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Extron Ships IN1806 and IN1808 Series 4K/60 Presentation Switchers

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Extron just announced it’s already shipping its IN1806 and IN1808 Series, seamless presentation switchers with 18 Gbps support integrated with 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 video scaling. They feature the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine with 30-bit internal video processing for best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling. These feature-rich switchers include Extron ProDSP audio processing, seamless video transition […]

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Newline to Debut Three New Models of Interactive Touch Displays at InfoComm 2019

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Newline Interactive announced today the release of three new interactive touch displays. The new models include: IP Series: this exciting new hardware development includes advanced features such as capacitive touch with palm rejection and is better optimized for security in the modern workspace. With an optional 4K modular camera, Linux-based operating system and object recognition, […]

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ENCO to Demo Automated Translation with AI at InfoComm – And We Have a LIVE Demo

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AV professionals in all types of organizations — from educational institutions and corporations to government agencies and churches — are constantly striving to make their content accessible and understandable to more viewers, whether in-person or online. Extending the company’s rich history of innovation in automated media captioning to multi-language translation, ENCO‘s new AI-powered enTranslate system […]

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Barco’s New XT Series Indoor LEDs Are Wall-Mountable, 16:9, Feature Pixel Pitches from 0.9 to 1.99mm

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Barco just launched its newest LED series, dubbed the XT Series. The XT series is aimed at indoor applications including meeting rooms, lobbies and visitor centers, boardrooms, television studios, design centers and control rooms. Each cube is a native 16:9 aspect ratio, which does make it easier to make HD or UHD (4k) screens. It […]

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New KD-X4x1WUTx Wall Plate from Key Digital Takes Aim at UCC Rooms

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Key Digital just introduced KD-X4x1WUTx, an HDBaseT wall-plate transmitter with two HDMI, one display port and one USB-C input (and USB-A, USB-B and LAN) aimed at the UCC market. The KD-X4x1WUTX includes audio de-embedding of the selected video source at the Rx unit, power, volume and muting buttons and LAN connectivity at the Tx or […]

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Yamaha Unified Debuts YAI-1 XL Bundle for UCC

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Yamaha Unified Communications has broadened its offering of bundled professional audio conferencing solutions specifically engineered for installation out of the box into boardrooms and large conference rooms utilizing UC applications. Now organizations can select the YAI-1 with up to eight Executive Elite wireless microphones or the new YAI-1 XL with up to 16 microphones. Both […]

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Eiki’s New EK-120U and EK-121W Projectors Are Aimed at Classrooms and Meeting Rooms

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Eiki International just sent us details on its new EK-120U and EK-121W portable 3LCD laser projectors with a so-called Infinity Lamps with 20,000 hours of service in eco mode or 10,000 hours under normal operation. The company is targeting these for use in education and corporate meeting rooms. The Eiki EK-120U and EK-121W are both […]

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The Evolution of Technology Spaces

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Evolving how we understand and design collaborative spaces One of the most consistent things we see in corporate facilities/classrooms/lecture halls worldwide is that they have been equipped with some manner of technology package that is there for the users of that space to better communicate with others. And one of the most consistent things about […]

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Salamander Aims at Huddle Rooms with Unifi Huddle Tables

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Salamander Designs today announced the Unifi Huddle and Unifi Huddle Lite state-of-the-art furniture systems. Available in a selection of tabletop and cabinet materials and finishes, both designs are modular, easy to deploy and exemplify the highest quality design standards available in the industry today. The self-contained design means a uniquely simple installation. Unifi Huddle requires […]

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