InfoComm 2019 Shuts Up Orlando Haters By Setting an All-Time Attendance Record, Again

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From Friday’s AVIXA Foundation Career Day, welcoming students to the show, to the more than 40 percent of registered attendees under the age of 40, InfoComm 2019, June 8-14 in Orlando, continued to draw the next generation of audiovisual professionals, as well as a broad cross-section of engaged AV customers from higher education, hospitality, retail […]

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Yamaha Adds Power Amplifiers with Dante

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Yamaha introduced new power amplifiers dubbed the PC Series. Adding Dante audio network connectivity, a 20×8 input matrix, with sampling rates of up to 96kHz and a broader range of on-board digital signal processing (DSP)f, the amplifier also includes crossovers, delays, parametric EQs, mutes and limiters. Yamaha currently offers a full line of power amplifiers […]

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Avocor Is Second UC Workspace Platinum Partner

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At Infocomm, Avocor and UC Workspace announced today Platinum Partner status with UC Workspace — Quicklaunch. The Platinum Partnership represents the highest level of strategic relationship that not only optimizes Quicklaunch for the Avocor Displays but provides the opportunity to uniquely expand its capabilities. Here’s a video we recorded at InfoComm 2019 detailing this partnership: […]

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Yamaha VX Series Speaker Line Grows

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Yamaha has introduced the VX Series of loudspeakers, including the latest VXC2F and VXC8S in-ceiling models, and the latest version (3.0) of the Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions Speaker Calculator (CISSCA) system design software. The expanding VX series is divided into three categories: VXC ceiling loudspeakers, VXS surface mount loudspeakers and VXL slimline, column, line array […]

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Crestron Rolls Out New Features to the XiO Cloud

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Crestron has debuted new features in the latest version of Crestron XiO Cloud. Crestron XiO Cloud supports a direct device-to-cloud connection via an Azure IoT Hub, with no additional hardware. You register your devices at the time of purchase and everything needed to manage your devices is available in the cloud portal. Azure services provide […]

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Crestron Adds Microsoft Teams to Flex Line

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Crestron’s Flex platform grew this month, adding the M-Series and B-Series single display kits designed to integrate Microsoft Teams in UCC applications. The new Crestron Flex M-Series MX models combine BYOD connectivity and a native Microsoft Teams experience, providing users with multiple ways to collaborate within their space. They can either access Microsoft Teams with […]

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Atlona Debuts USB-C Omega Series Multi-Format Switcher at InfoComm 2019

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Atlona added a new switcher to the Omega Series, the AT-OME-MS42, which is a 4×2 matrix switcher capable of switching 4K/UHD signals. It’s aimed at meeting rooms, conference rooms and lecture halls. It will also be available as the AT-OME-MS42-KIT with a companion AT-OME-EX-RX HDBaseT receiver. The OME-MS42 and OME-MS-42-KIT includes inputs for switching USB-C, […]

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Biamp AVB-Based TesiraCONNECT to Connect and Power All Biamp Devices Debuts

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Biamp is introducing something called TesiraCONNECT, a five-port AVB connection box that provides power and media over a single cable between Biamp AVB DSPs, USB extenders, PoE+ amplifiers and microphones. TesiraCONNECT is the central connection point for all Biamp devices in the conference room and offers the following features: Five RJ-45 Ports: TesiraCONNECT comes with […]

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Quicklaunch Adds Nureva HDL300 to Solution Partner Program

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Nureva Inc announces that its HDL300 audio conferencing system is now part of the Quicklaunch Solution Partner Program, which provides a unique framework for certifying the seamless integration of hardware and software. Through the Quicklaunch user interface, users will have convenient access to HDL300 system settings like conference call-sync, mute and volume controls and product […]

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DuPont Enters ProAV Market with Very Cool Conference Table

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DuPont Electronics & Imaging announced today launched something they are calling the “Smart Conference Table,” a complete communications solution for collaborative spaces. The Smart Conference Table includes a built-in IP-based control system that can control lighting, room shades and audio levels as well as input switching and call routing. The table can include any combination […]

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Barco Opens Up Its XMS Cloud Management Platform for ClickShare and wePresent

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Barco is launching the XMS Cloud Management Platform for enterprise-grade device management. This cloud-based tool gives administrators the freedom to optimally manage a large fleet of ClickShare and wePresent units throughout the entire company from anywhere. Simultaneous with the launch of two new ClickShare products, Barco is promoting that their portfolio of wireless collaboration solutions […]

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Crestron Updates Room Scheduling Platform

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At InfoComm 2019, Crestron updated its room scheduling platform. Ad Astra, CollegeNET, New Wave Apps and SpaceIQ now run on Crestron room scheduling touch screens. Crestron is also debuting the latest additions to its family of room scheduling touch screens with the TSW-560 and TSW-560P, both of which support direct connect scheduling. Crestron touch screens […]

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Audio-Technica Debuts UniPoint U843R Three-Element Multidirectional Boundary Microphone

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Audio-Technica has announced the new UniPoint U843R Three-Element Multidirectional Boundary Microphone. With three cardioid condenser elements in a single housing, the phantom-powered U843R offers a remarkably versatile tool for surface-mount installations. It is ideal for a variety of video and audio conferencing applications, especially when used with an Audio-Technica automatic SmartMixer. Levers on the microphone […]

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Intel Unite Solution Showcases Jabra PanaCast People Detection and Counting Technology at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, Intel Unite demonstrated the advanced room and resource management capabilities of the Jabra PanaCast People Detection & Counting (PDC) Technology that is integrated into all PanaCast devices and made available to Intel Unite solution users via a PanaCast plugin. The PDC technology is also available as an API for 3rd party Intel […]

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Elo Now Has 65-Inch 4K Interactive Signage and Collaboration Products

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Elo today announced the launch of its 6553L touchscreen and fourth-generation Elo computer module (ECMG4). The 6553L touchscreen provides a platform for what the company says is captivating digital signage experiences in public spaces, as well as engaging and collaborative communication within enterprises. The 6553L touchscreen is part of Elo’s new IDS 3 Series, which […]

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Bose Professional Shows New Power Amplifiers

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Bose Professional exhibited at InfoComm an expanded portfolio of amplifiers, including the new PowerSpace line of power amplifiers, which offer the right power levels and DSP options for premium commercial applications. The new line includes two models featuring an integrated DSP and three models with Bose AmpLink connectivity. PowerSpace products join Bose Professional’s expanding PowerMatch, […]

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Auralex Debuts Standalone App RLX: Room Layout eXpress

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Auralex Acoustics just announced that its RLX: Room Layout eXpress acoustical treatment app is available as a standalone app available on the Apple App Store and Android App Store. According to Auralex, the RLX app is an intuitive, automated treatment app that is specifically designed to give instantaneous recommendations for various room types and gives […]

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T-Coustic Ceiling Tile Acoustical Treatment Debuts from Auralex

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Auralex Acoustics just launched the T-Coustic Ceiling Tile Acoustical Treatment at InfoComm 2019. According to Auralex, commercially available “acoustic” ceiling tiles are actually fairly reflective at low, mid and high frequencies, so they’re not very good absorbers. Auralex has the solution to this common acoustical problem: T-Coustic Ceiling Tiles – a line of fiberglass ceiling […]

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A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone Debuts from Countryman

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Countryman Associates has introduced the A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone. Based on Countryman’s A3 Podium Microphone, the A3 Halo includes an ultrabright LED indicator ring and a unique dual-element design to deliver superior sound quality. The dual-element design allows for a switch-selectable omnidirectional, cardioid, or hypercardioid polar pattern, excellent vibration rejection and wind noise reduction. With […]

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Crestron Upgrades AirMedia 2.0 Wireless BYOD System

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At InfoComm 2019, Crestron introduced enhancements to its AirMedia 2.0 Wireless Presentation Systems (AM-200, AM-300) including a better user interface, quicker connection via all operating systems and native integration with the Crestron AirBoard whiteboard capture system and Crestron Flex UC solutions. The AM-300 and AM-200 facilitate collaboration by turning lobbies, lounges and other open spaces […]

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Cisco SolutionsPlus Program Now Includes Mezzanine from Oblong

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Oblong Industries’ flagship product, Mezzanine, is now available globally on the Cisco Global Price List as a part of the Cisco SolutionsPlus Program. This means that Cisco’s customers and channel partners can now purchase Mezzanine through Cisco’s Global Price List (GPL) to streamline ordering process. Mezzanine 600 Series from Oblong provides a flexible canvas for […]

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Optoma Created a Fixed-Frame 130″ LED Display in FHDQ130

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Optoma today at InfoComm officially unveiled its new FHDQ130 QUAD LED display to the U.S. market. It uses four native 1080p QUAD LED displays to create a 130″ (114.9″ x 65.3″) 4K resolution LOED that comes pre-calibrated. It also includes a 4-in-1 surface mount diode layout, with the LED diodes, allowing for a smoother screen […]

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LG’s Transparent OLED Commercial Line Officially Debuts

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Although LG has been showing transparent OLED displays for nearly a year, LG Business Solutions officially launched the LG transparent OLED digital signage displays in the United States this week at InfoComm 2019. Available for the first time starting this month, this razor-thin see-through display is designed to deliver a unique customer experience in specialized […]

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Lifesize Debuts Lifesize Go Aimed at Zoom

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Lifesize today announced Lifesize Go, a free video conferencing service that allows people to meet face-to-face, share content and collaborate across teams. Aimed at Zoom and built to work across used browsers and operating systems, Lifesize Go delivers a mobile-first group video conferencing experience for up to eight participants with no downloads, subscription requirements or […]

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Epson Debuts New BrightLink Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Projectors at InfoComm 2019

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Epson today introduced the BrightLink 1485Fi and the BrightLink 1480Fi ultra short-throw interactive laser displays — the ultimate productivity and collaboration tool for classrooms and meeting rooms. Leveraging a virtually maintenance-free laser light source, these ultra short-throw, 1080p Full HD2 laser displays offer new 16:6 widescreen display options for turning virtually any flat surface into an instant, […]

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Poly Is Still Trying to Convince People That Hardware-Based Conferencing Is a Thing with G7500

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Poly today announced the Poly G7500, which is basically a hardware-based VTC codec, an EagleEye IV camera (or EagleEye Cube USB), a Poly IP Microphone, a Bluetooth Remote control and cabling all packaged together in a way that integrates audio, wireless content sharing and 4K video for small and medium-sized meeting rooms for those that […]

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BlueJeans Adds Interactive Video Livestreaming to UCC Market

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Blue Jeans Network unveiled what it’s calling the next generation of its livestreaming platform adding better system management and security. Dubbed BlueJeans Events, it includes video interactivity and controls to manage live presentations, webinars, training events and executive town hall-like events that can host up to 15,000 participants. According to a BlueJeans TechValidate survey, 72 […]

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Barco Debuts ClickShare Desktop App

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Barco will add both a Windows and Mac Desktop App to the ClickShare product line in July. Launching the ClickShare Desktop App for PC and Mac was a logical next step for Barco as now you can use the ClickShare via the Button, the Desktop App or both. The experience of sharing with the virtual […]

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BlueJeans On the Go: Mobile Meetings Without Compromise

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BlueJeans Network today announced a complete re-do of its mobile meeting experience with an all-new BlueJeans Mobile App. To address the reality of more people meeting remotely, BlueJeans integrated the Dolby VoiceÆ audio stack into its Android and iOS mobile meeting apps. BlueJeans customers now enjoy Dolby Voice audio from the meeting room, desktop, tablet […]

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Is The Best New Product at InfoComm 2019 Actually a SaaS Service?

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Liberty AV just had a bag of money fall out of the sky and hit them in the head by being gifted the U.S. distribution rights for a start-up company called Teleportivity, which is launching a product using the same name here at InfoComm 2019. You’ll want to see this product as it’s an actual […]

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Vaddio Shows HuddleSHOT Conferencing Camera at UB Tech and InfoComm 2019

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Vaddio is bringing its new HuddleSHOT Conferencing Camera to InfoComm booth 2500. This all-in-one conferencing camera with integrated audio and an ultra-wide field of view is Vaddio’s newest solution optimized for huddle spaces; it’s USB, has stereo speakers, a built-in microphones and remote management features. The HuddleSHOT offers two integrated speakers with wide dynamic range […]

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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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