iRoom iO Announces New Docking Station for Apple iPad Air 4

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iRoom iO just launched a five-ways-to-mount docking station options for the New Apple iPad Air 4 (2020). The iRoom iO store-charge-control-connect features enable secure and instant access to information and content in residential and commercial venues and applications. The iTop USB-C Tabletop, iTop USB-C OnWall, touchDock motorized InWall dock, fixDock and surDock fixed InWall and […]

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New Atlona Matrix Switcher Includes HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C Inputs and HDBaseT, HDMI Outputs

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Atlona has begun shipping the AT-OME-MS52W 5×2 matrix switcher. The OME-MS52W features HDMI, DisplayPort and USB-C inputs alongside mirrored or matrixed HDBaseT and HDMI outputs with selectable switching modes. All wired AV inputs and the local HDMI output support High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats and 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) video at HDMI data rates up to 18 […]

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SignageOS and Nexmosphere Partner for Sensor Compatibility

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SignageOS, the only unification technology platform in digital signage, and Nexmosphere, a developer and manufacturer of interactive sensors for retail, have partnered to offer cross-platform compatibility of Nexmosphere sensors to a variety of digital signage smart displays and media players. Through this partnership, companies can now create interactive digital signage experiences with Nexmosphere sensors to […]

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Extron Just Became the First Full-Bandwidth, Uncompressed 8K Switcher Company

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Extron just announced (and says it is ready to ship) the XTP II CP HD 8K I/O Boards — yes, 8K resolution (up to 7680×4320). The XTP II CP HD 8K I/O Boards accept HDMI 2.1 data rates up to 40.1 gigabits per second, enabling support of uncompressed 8K video with HDR. These HDCP 2.3-compliant […]

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Sony Electronics Releases Two New Compact WUXGA Laser Projectors

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Sony Electronics’ newest WUXGA laser projectors, the VPL-PHZ60(6,000lm) and VPL-PHZ50 (5,000lm) are both compact models — less than four inches high and approximately 15 pounds — designed for corporate, education and entertainment applications. Sony says the VPL-PHZ60 is the industry’s smallest WUXGA 3LCD laser projector in its lumen class and it includes lens shift. Both […]

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Mersive Technologies Places on Deloitte’s Fast 500 List

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Mersive Technologies has placed on Deloitte’s prestigious Fast 500 list for the third year in a row. Now in its 26th year, the list is a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Overall, 2020 Technology Fast 500 companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 175% […]

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QSC Announces Availability of the Attero Tech by QSC

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QSC announced the availability of new Attero Tech by QSC, including additions to the Axon family of network audio interfaces and Axiom family of analog audio I/O extenders, as well as a new purpose-built network amplifier. Axon Series Network Audio Interfaces: The Axon D2i is a single-gang Dante/AES67 network audio I/O wallplate, allowing for integration of […]

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Salamander Designs FPS Series Mobile Stands Now Microsoft-Certified, Authorized

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Salamander Designs announced that its FPS Series Mobile Stands, designed for Microsoft Surface Hub 2S are now certified and authorized by Microsoft. Offering both fixed and adjustable heights plus storage for all AV components/wiring, these are the only electric stands built to integrate with Surface Hub 2S while offering a mobile, ADA-compliant solution. The Microsoft […]

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Will There Be a Rise of Home Studios?

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As we continue to struggle worldwide with the pandemic, I try to keep my eyes open for what is changing in the industry and how we can react to it. I think both about temporary opportunities that we should be working on to keep our businesses afloat and permanent change(s) that will outlive our experiences […]

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ClearOne Reports 40% Growth in Q1, Q2 and Q3 Sales in 2020 Over 2019

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There are very few publicly traded companies in the commercial AV market who report exclusively ProAV product sales. For example, Sony is a public company but, when they report sales, its residential sales are mixed in with commercial sales so you don’t really have a feeling of which division is driving revenue. But, ClearOne exclusively […]

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Atlona Launches AT-OME-MH21 Switcher Aimed at UCC

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Atlona just launched the AT-OME-MH21 switcher with both HDMI and USB-C inputs as well as a built-in USB 3.0 hub aimed at UCC installs. The two-input OME-MH21 includes built-in display control, audio de-embedding, 4K to 1080p down-scaling and automatic input selection switches between inputs when sources are added or removed. The OME-MH21’s HDMI input and […]

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Diversified Builds Out Workplace Safety Ecosystem

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With 2000+ employees, 50 worldwide locations, and more than $1 billion in an annual revenue, Diversified is a technology solutions provider delivering innovations in digital media, collaborative technology, broadcasting, electronic security and OTT solutions to a global clientele. rAVe Europe’s Bob Snyder chats with Michael Parker, director, strategic accounts EMEA at Diversified in London. Parker […]

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The Impact of Organizational Trust

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By Jon Sidwick Collabtech Group Back in March, the world started to close down. Traditional working environments changed overnight with knowledge workers shifting from the office to their homes, retail outlets closing or putting in strict protocols and the events industry all but disappearing. This has brought about an incredible shift in power. Suddenly, the […]

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An AV Integrator Just Created a Driver to Allow Control4 to Steer Yamaha MTX DSPs for Commercial Installs

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The new MTX Universal Driver by Blackwire allows integrators to use Control4 systems and Yamaha MTX DSPs together in their commercial projects. The two-way driver allows for audio matrix and zone volume control while providing the ability to mix in microphones into a zone. Blackwire has been distributing the Yamaha Commercial Installed Solutions (CIS) product […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Says ADECIA Family of UCC Products Will Ship in 2021

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Yamaha is taking on Crestron with its ADECIA family of UCC products. The company (Yamaha Unified Communications) said the products included in the line — the multi-beamforming RM-CG ceiling microphone and RM-CR audio processor, PoE switches and the VXL Series line array speakers, will ship in Q1 2021. Every component of the system, from the […]

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Updated: Barco ‘Freezes’ Overture Control System Development

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Updated Nov. 16, 2020: I reached out to both Kevin Morrison, CEO and Frank Pellkofer, president, Utelogy Corporation for their thoughts and, interestingly enough, they praised Barco and the Overture system with this quote: “Barco is a fantastic company that make world class products. These are extraordinary times and companies across all industries including AV […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Adds to Its Desktop Portfolio

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced two new additions to its NEC MultiSync EA Series desktop portfolio. The 24” EA242F and 27” EA272F include USB-C charging capabilities, a feature that NEC has implemented in advance of industry standards. USB-C helps users with connectivity by replacing video, audio, power and USB cabling with a single cable to […]

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Lumens Unveils the VC-TR1 Auto-Tracking Camera

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Lumens unveiled the VC-TR1 auto tracking camera. The VC-TR1 is equipped with an exclusive auto-tracking facial detection technology. There are three advanced tracking modes; Stage Tracking, Everywhere Tracking and Partition Tracking. Each advanced tracking mode has its own unique function. Each tracking mode has its own unique style making the camera applicable for multiple video […]

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PreSonus Intros New Revelator USB Microphone

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The new PreSonus Revelator USB microphone claims to have the voice audio sound of the mics you hear radio announcers use. PreSonos says the secret to a “radio sound” is a combination of the right talent and microphone with just the right amount of EQ and compression. Revelator uses the same EQ and compression algorithms […]

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Marshall Electronics Intros New USB3.0 HD POV Camera

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Marshall Electronics just introduced the CV503-U3 camera model designed around its CV503 camera, which is commonly used in professional broadcast production. The CV503-U3 is a dedicated USB3.0 HD POV camera to meet the demand for USB-based workflows for both work-from-home as well as a range of remote livestreaming applications. It offers simple plug-and-play connectivity using […]

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Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Blog Version, Pt. 2

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By: Leah McCann & Steph Beckett Audio Collaborative 2020 kicked off Wednesday with some excellent insights into the audio sector of the AV industry. (In case you missed it, our day one recap is here.) Thursday, we were excited for more. Day two of the show would bring forth topics from esports and the music […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases Two New NDI 4K PTZ Camera Models

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Marshall Electronics has released two new NDI 4K PTZ camera models; the CV730-NDI and CV630-NDI. The CV730-NDI features 4K@60Hz over simultaneous 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 and NDI |HX with up to 3840x2160p UHD resolution at 60 frames per second. The CV630-NDI features up to 3840x2160p UHD resolution at 30 fps with 3G-SDI, HDMI and NDI |HX. […]

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Extron Releases New Four-Input Switcher With Integrated DTP2 Transmitter

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Extron just announced it’s shipping the DTP2 T 204, a four-input switcher with integrated DTP2 transmitter for sending HDMI and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded Catx cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports computer and video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz at 4:4:4 color sampling. This HDCP 2.3-compliant switcher includes […]

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Epson Intros VS260 3LCD XGA Projector

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Epson introduced the new, entry-level, VS260 3LCD XGA Projector that the company is aiming at an emerging application need for larger videoconferencing spaces either at home or ad-hoc spaces in the office, since it’s portable. From home offices to videoconference rooms in today’s hybrid workspaces, this compact projector uses Epson’s three-chip 3LCD technology for native […]

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Vivitek Announces Three New NovoTouch 4K Resolution Panels

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Vivitek has announced three new NovoTouch 4K resolution panels with both wireless collaborative touch and digital signage in one display. Aimed at both corporate and education users, the NovoTouch EK653i, NovoTouch EK753i and the NovoTouch EK863i give users the ability to choose between corporate or education modes and also include a switch between Wireless Collaboration […]

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Kramer Electronics’ VIA GO² Is Shipping

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Kramer Electronics’ VIA GO² is shipping. The VIA Go² gives iOS, Android, Chromebook, PC and Mac users instant wireless connectivity with 4K and features content streaming with mirrored images and video playback (15 frames per second) while also allowing for iOS mirroring via AirPlay, Windows & Android mirroring via Miracast, as well as Chromebook mirroring. […]

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Sharp Introduces New 120” Class LCD Display

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America just introduced today the new 120” class (diagonal) 8M-B120C 8K Ultra-HD Professional LCD display. The 8K monitor packs in 33 million pixels, four times more than a 4K panel, and is aimed at applications like corporate lobbies, showrooms, museums and video production. The 8M-B120C provides continuous operation for […]

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AVer Information Announces New AI Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming Cameras

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AVer Information announced it has released the TR311 and TR313 AI Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming cameras, the latest in its lineup of artificial intelligence tracking cameras. Building on the TR311HN, the TR311 and the TR313 both include 12x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom to offer the range and picture quality to produce big-time productions. […]

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Almo Pro A/V Releases (CTS Certified) Fall E4v Sessions for E4v Bonus Week

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Last week, well over 2,000 AV industry professionals tuned in live to learn, interact and earn free AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs) during the Almo Professional A/V, fall E4 Evolution (E4v) three-day virtual event that is part of the award-winning E4 Experience. Almo announced the addition of an exclusive “Bonus Week” whereby all full-length educational […]

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Martin Audio Now Shipping ADORN Series Loudspeakers

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Martin Audio is shipping the ADORN series ceiling loudspeakers to Europe and North America (following the first shipments to the APAC territories in September). Along with the ceiling speakers is the availability of the company’s first ever pendant speaker, which comes in black or white as standard. Featuring Martin Audio’s sound characteristics, the ADORN in-ceiling […]

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