Lumens Drops VC-A71PN — a 4K NDI|HX PTZ Camera for UCC Applications

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Lumens Digital Optics announced the VC-A71PN Ultra HD PTZ camera that transmits 4K 60-frames-per-second video directly to NDI. The camera is designed for livestreaming, broadcasting and houses of worship applications. The new VC-A71PN includes native NDI|HX allowing the camera to deliver and receive high video quality with ultra-low latency, which utilizes NDI-based video production workflows […]

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Atomos Launches Connect — A Bridge for 4K Video Capture and UVC Streaming Over USB

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Atomos just launched Connect, an affordable bridge between professional 4K video capture and UVC streaming over USB (up to 1080p@60Hz). Connect works with any HDMI device, including the entire Atomos range. It has universal support from popular streaming platforms. At only $79 USD, it’s a way for gamers, vloggers and education facilities to up their […]

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Extron’s New NetPA U 2002 SB Amplifier Is ENERGY STAR Qualified

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The new Extron NetPA U 2002 SB is an amplifier with bridgeable outputs that can deliver two 200 watt channels into low impedance systems or one 400 watt channel into low or high impedance systems. It is an ENERGY STAR qualified, Dante-enabled audio power amplifier in a half rack, convection cooled, plenum rated enclosure that […]

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Peerless-AV Adds Eight Models to SEAMLESS Kitted Series dvLED Video Wall Mounts

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Peerless-AV has announced eight new dedicated flat-to-wall models to its SEAMLESS Kitted Series of dvLED Video Wall Mounts. The new SEAMLESS Kitted Series Mounting Systems are designed exclusively for leading direct view LED display manufacturers, offering slim, space-saving designs for multiple configurations. With integrated cable management, easy-hang hardware and a lightweight aluminum frame, integrators can […]

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Barco Announces Partners for ClickShare Alliance Program

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Barco both announced and already has partners for its new ClickShare Alliance Program, including Logitech, Jabra, Vaddio and Yamaha. Together with key partners, Barco says it aims to bring better hybrid meetings, powered by the ClickShare portfolio and peripherals from alliance partners. As a result, customers can enjoy one simple, one-click wireless conferencing solutions with […]

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Bose Professional Announces Pro-Level Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC

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Bose Professional has announced its new pro-level Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC are now shipping in the U.S. and Latin America, and will also be available in Asia and Europe in September and October respectively. Certified for Microsoft Teams and compatible with both Zoom and Google Meet, the NCH 700 UC equip users for better […]

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Planar Offers HB Series Huddle Board

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Planar is now offering the Planar HB Series Huddle Board, a line of large-format LCD displays optimized for quick and efficient collaboration. Planar HB Series Huddle Board features a highly responsive touch performance to recognize up to 20 simultaneous touch points from multiple users and an included stylus to accurately capture even the smallest of […]

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Frost & Sullivan Recognize Poly as 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leader

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Frost & Sullivan recognized Poly as a 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leader for addressing customer needs, sharp focus on technology trends and its portfolio. Some of the models in Poly’s professional headset series include: Blackwire 3300: Corded mono and stereo PC USB and UCC units. Blackwire 7225: A corded boomless PC USB and UCC headset […]

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QSC Announces New Portfolio of Teams-Certified Meeting Room Accessories

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QSC announced a portfolio of meeting room accessories certified for Microsoft Teams. QSC says it worked with Microsoft-Teams-certified partners Sennheiser and Logitech to provide complete room solutions aimed at divisible spaces, training rooms and executive boardrooms. QSC’s newly certified Teams Rooms accessory portfolio centers on the Q-SYS Ecosystem and the Q-SYS 110f Core processor, which […]

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Extron Releases New Twisted Pair HDMI Transmitter

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Extron announced the DTP2 T 211, a twisted pair HDMI transmitter with advanced performance and innovative features. It provides distribution of HDMI and multichannel audio, as well as bidirectional RS-232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded Catx cable. This HDCP 2.3-compliant transmitter accommodates the full 18-gigabit-per-second data rate of […]

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AVer Information Joins SRT Alliance

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AVer Information announced the company has joined the SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming. Video streaming is expected to account for 82% of all internet traffic in 2020. As part of AVer’s overall strategy to deliver the best video experiences to its customers, the company will continually […]

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HuddleCamHD Releases Two New Electronic PTZ Webcams

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HuddleCamHD announces two new electronic PTZ webcams: The HuddleCamHD Pro (USB 3.0), certified by Zoom Video Communications, and the Pro IP (4K NDI). These 4K webcams, included with an IR remote to control PTZ functions, also have a dual-microphone array and can clamp to a monitor or attach to a tripod. Built into the HuddleCamHD […]

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Glory Star Expands TAURI Series With New 7-Inch Design

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Glory Star has expanded its TAURI Temperature Check Tablet series with the new 7-inch TAURI 7; designed for instant, contactless temperature scanning in restaurants and retail, outdoor venues and high-security applications. In addition to providing customizable temperature messaging, TAURI 7 features dual cameras, IP65-rated waterproof and anti-glare touch-capacitive glass, and TCP/IP relay. Glory Star’s TAURI […]

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Microsoft Teams Playing Catch-Up With Zoom; Adds Nifty Custom Layouts, Better Breakout Rooms and Killer Meeting Recap Features

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There’s no doubt that Microsoft Teams has been playing catch-up with Zoom for months; some would argue years. But, this week, Microsoft upped its game by adding a host of features that even Zoom power-users will love. Here’s a summary look at each one: Together Mode:  Together mode re-imagines meeting experiences to help participants feel […]

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Almo Announces ProAV Fall E4 Evolution Dates — 3-Day Program Filled with AVIXA CTS RUs

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Almo Professional A/V announced dates and advancements to the fall 2020 E4 Evolution (E4v), its highly successful virtual program that provides exclusive online education related to the design and specification of AV systems. Part of the award-winning E4 Experience, E4v features fully curated, live and interactive AVIXA-certified sessions led by all-star educators on relevant topics […]

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Q2 2020 Growth of Interactive Displays and Collaboration Boards Is up 49% From Q1

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The worldwide interactive displays market is firmly on track for recovery, according to THE rAVe Agency’s LAVNCH partner, Futuresource Consulting, who reporting a 49% quarter-on-quarter increase in Q2. According to the tracking service, almost all countries performed better and bounced back faster than expected. “The mass pessimism felt across the industry in March and April, […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases HDBaseT Wall-Plate Receiver

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Kramer Electronics’ WP−789R is an HDBaseT wall−plate receiver for 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDMI and HDCP 2.2 signals over twisted pair. It converts the transmitted HDBaseT signal into an HDMI signal. The wall plate extends video signals up to 130 feet (40 meters) over Kramer shielded twisted pair cables at 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24-bit-per-pixel video resolution and provides […]

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Nureva Starts SaaS Collaboration Company Called Nialli; Debuts First Product Already

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Nureva has announced the formation of Nialli Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary focused on enabling SaaS-based collaboration. Nialli (pronounced NY-ALL-EE) will bring a suite of collaboration applications to market, the first of which launches Monday, Sept. 21. Called Nialli Visual Planner, it’s a cloud-based application that’s aimed at digitally transforming the paper-based planning processes used […]

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InstaShow WDC20 Offers iOS / Android Support and Touch Back Control for Cross-Device Wireless Presentations

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BenQ, a DLP projector brand and innovator of professional display technology, today InstaShow WDC20, a wireless presentation device designed to free corporate IT staff and meeting participants from setup delays and limitations to collaboration. Empowering synergistic interactions among diverse devices, InstaShow WDC20 innovates instant plug-and-play wireless presentation for mobile devices and interactive displays in addition […]

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Office Based Headsets — A Key Element of the Home Working Revolution

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By Kane McKenna Futuresource Consulting The rate of growth in the office based headset market has been steadily increasing in recent years. A key driver of this has been the rising importance of video conferencing, explored in Futuresource’s 2020 Video Conferencing report. Many end users have been looking to improve their videoconferencing experience, leading to […]

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Williams AV Ships WiFi-based IR+ Assisted Listening System

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Williams AV just started shipping the industry’s first IR system that combines an infrared WaveCast audio over Wi-Fi system in one box. This scalable Infrared System uses a Distributed Emitter Array (DEA) design to accommodate up to 16 emitters with flexible coverage in up to 288,000 square feet (26,750 square meters). The IR Plus features […]

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Extron Announces New DTP2 Switchers, Receivers

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Extron announced the availability of the DTP2 R 212 and the DTP2 R 212 SA, two next generation DTP2 switcher/receivers with all-new performance and capabilities. Both models feature DTP2 inputs designed to work with Extron DTP-enabled products for extending HDMI, audio and control signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. […]

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Mimo Provides PoE Touch Controller for New Lenovo Google Meet UCC Appliance

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Mimo Monitors has launched a Ethernet-powered Series One Touch Controller is included in the new Series One Google Meet hardware kit from Lenovo. Designed from the ground up by Google Cloud and Mimo Monitors, this new touch screen controller is connected and powered over a single Ethernet (CAT5e) cable. Combining software and hardware together, the […]

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Barco Goes Greener, Reaches 2020 Sustainability Target

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Barco just told rAVe that the company has actually reached its 2020 sustainability target on reducing the carbon footprint of its operations in the fiscal year 2019 — one year in advance. In 2016, Barco first set several five-year sustainability goals to be established by 2020 (compared to 2015). The primary targets were reducing the […]

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BenQ Teams up With Zoom to Deliver Certified Videoconferencing Displays

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BenQ today announced that the company will deliver Zoom Rooms touch displays. The displays (no specific models listed yet) will be compatible with Zoom Rooms through OPS. The large-format displays comprise digital signage and interactive displays and will integrate the Zoom Rooms app. BenQ displays with Zoom Rooms will enable remote screen sharing, content collaboration […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Announces New Range B-Line Ultra HD Pro TVs

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Philips Professional Display Solutions just announced its new range of Google and Crestron-Connected certified B-Line Ultra HD pro TVs for collaboration in meeting rooms, education settings and hospitality environments. First unveiled in February during ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, the new B-Line range is one of Philips Professional Display Solutions’ most advanced and flexible pro TV […]

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New ISE 2021 Dates Set for June

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It looks like the industry pundits that predicted the ISE’s demise for 2021 were wrong as Integrated Systems Events, today, issued a statement that their new 2021 dates are 1-4 June and it will still be held at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. The decision to reschedule ISE 2021 from February to June […]

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Black Box Unveils Digital Workplace — New UCC-Focused Service

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Black Box unveiled the Digital Workplace Tuesday. Digital Workplace is a service focused on UCC — more specifically — managed UCC as a service in the cloud. The Black Box Digital Workplace offers a single solution integrating the industry’s most popular communications applications for phone, collaboration, file sharing and videoconferencing/screen-sharing. The Black Box Digital Workplace […]

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Updated: ISE 2021 Moves to June — Still in Barcelona

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Update from rAVe Editor Sara Abrons: We reached out to AVIXA to see how the rescheduling of ISE would affect InfoComm and if there were any plans to delay, with ISE moving to June, the same month InfoComm is scheduled to take place. Rochelle Richardson, senior vice president of expositions and events for AVIXA, said […]

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Visix Now Offers Antimicrobial Covers for Its Meeting Room Signs

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Visix is now offering antimicrobial covers for its interactive meeting room signs. The screen protectors are made from a thin film that reduces germ transmission by up to 99%, as well as reducing glare and fingerprints. Touch10 and Connect meeting room signs allow booking at the screen, as well as other interactive functions. The new […]

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ClearOne’s CEO and Largest Stockholder, Together, Buy Back 2.1 Million Shares

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ClearOne announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional and accredited investors, with the participation of Edward D. Bagley, the company’s largest stockholder, and Zeynep (Zee) Hakimoglu, the company’s chief executive officer, for the purchase and sale of an aggregate of 2,116,050 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $2.4925 […]

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QSC Announces Two New Audio, Video and Control Processors Native to Q-SYS Ecosystem

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QSC announced two new audio, video and control processors native to the Q-SYS Ecosystem — the smaller Q-SYS Core 8 Flex and Q-SYS Core Nano. The Core 8 Flex includes onboard analog audio I/O and GPIO plus network I/O while the Q-SYS Core Nano offers network-only audio I/O processing and control. Built on the same […]

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