Extron Adds 5″ Cable Cubby Touch Panel to UCC Line

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Extron has announced the addition of the TLP Pro 525C, a five-inch Cable Cubby Series/2 TouchLink Pro touch panel with a flip-up touchscreen built into an all metal cable access enclosure. They designed this latest TouchLink Pro touch panel with a quad-core processor, more memory and a 800×480 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant […]

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One-Gang Wallplate Transmitters Make Entry-Level Collaboration Systems from Extron

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Extron announced the availability of the HC 402 Series of Meeting Space Collaboration Systems. They combine video switching, scaling, signal extension, and system control into a one-gang wallplate transmitter paired with a receiver. Wallplate transmitters are available in decorator, EU and MK-style form factors suitable for professional installations, worldwide. Advanced Extron scaling technology ensures excellent […]

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Collision Course

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In the last month, I’ve had the opportunity to listen and learn a lot about the modern workplace and the principles behind its design. The philosophy goes well beyond the phrase “open” and really capitalizes on the idea of activity based working and creating spaces that allow for independent work, team collaboration, large team meetings, […]

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Key Digital Updates KD-PRO2x1X and KD-PRO4x1X Switchers

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Key Digital just improved the KD-PRO2x1X (two input) and KD-PRO4x1X (four input) 4K/18G HDMI switchers with analog and digital audio de-embedding, auto switching, and app-based control. Designed for conference rooms, huddle spaces, classrooms, theater and gaming spaces, KD-Pro2x1X and KD-Pro4x1X allows multiple video sources to connect to a single video display while analog (3.5mm & […]

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Collaboration Squared Just Launched an ‘Always-On’ Video Conferencing Portal

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Collaboration Squared launched something called Video Window today, which the company is marketing as the world’s first immersive, always-on video conferencing portal for teams. Install and connect two or more Video Window devices in the common areas of your offices for up to 24 hours a day connectivity. The goal of Video Window is to […]

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Marshall Electronics to Add Four New HD POV Cameras at InfoComm 2019

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Marshall Electronics will release the next generation of their Marshall HD camera line, which they say improves upon nearly every feature. Marshall collaborated directly with integrators to develop four new POV cameras that represent the next evolution in its HD camera solutions, debuting at the 2019 InfoComm Show (Booth 3725) in Orlando, Fla. Designed for […]

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PixelFLEX Debuts Gen-2 of Its CoB FLEXUltra Lineup

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PixelFLEX will use InfoComm to launch a new version of its FLEXUltra LED family in booth 248. FLEXUltra, it uses an impact and scratch-resistant CoB (chip-on-board) technology called PixelShield and its packaged in 16:9 aspect ratios (75mm thick x 342mm tall x 608mm wide) with a 160° horizontal and vertical viewing angle. With front-serviceable panels, […]

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And Now, Bluescape Adds a Meeting Room Bundle for Dell’s Interactive Monitors

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Bluescape announced a meeting room bundle featuring its digital visual container (DVC) and Dell’s newest line of interactive touch screen monitors. Bluescape gives people the ability to interact with all types of content and applications in a secure, digital workspace or DVC. Bluescape is a cloud-based SaaS solution with an open architecture, allowing people to […]

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BeLive Studios and Epiphan Partner for Webcaster X2 on Facebook Live

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Epiphan Video an AV capture, recording and streaming products company told rAVe today about a new software partnership for integration of its Webcaster X2 social media live streaming encoder. The BeLive broadcasting software solution has integrated with Webcaster X2 to offer multi-person interview capabilities with interactive graphic features and live chat support for Facebook Live. […]

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DPA Microphones Will Launch What It Says Are World’s Smallest High-End Pro Audio Mic Capsule

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DPA Microphones will debut what it’s saying is the industry’s smallest-ever, high-end pro audio microphone capsule at InfoComm 2019 (Booth 6861). Incorporated into the d:screet CORE 6060 and 6061 Subminiature Microphones and d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, DPA’s new subminiature microphone capsules measure in at just three millimeters (0.12 inches) in diameter. These new […]

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New UCC-Based Audio Ecosytem Called Stem Debuts from Phoenix Audio

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Today, Stem Audio announced the launch of their “conference room ecosystem” aimed at conference rooms and huddle rooms. It includes five networkable products that can be mixed and matched into any meeting room aiming to solve audio connectivity and quality problems in UCC rooms. The Stem ecosystem includes three audio devices: Table, Wall and Ceiling, […]

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De-stress at Work — The Three-Level To-Do List

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It’s national stress awareness month, so I thought I’d share one of the techniques I use at work to reduce stress for my readers. We’re a company that focuses on making your meetings something you can actually enjoy, and my own design team will talk about “de-stressing” opportunities in our own UI.  However, there are […]

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Visix to Add a New Room Sign Lineup Called Touch at InfoComm 2019

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Visix will debut new user interface designs for both Touch and Connect room signs in booth 2321 at InfoComm 2019. The new Touch UI offers more customization options than any competitive product currently available. Touch room signs are driven by Visix’s AxisTV Signage Suite software and support calendar display and bidirectional booking with Exchange and […]

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Logitech Intros Kits for Zoom Rooms

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The Logitech Tap (a development partnership between Extron and Logitech) touch controller and Logitech conference cameras (MeetUp, Rally and Rally Plus) will now support single-SKU bundles that include all the core components needed to deploy Zoom Rooms for huddle rooms and large conference rooms. These kits will include Logitech Tap and an Intel NUC i5 […]

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VMS-741 4K MultiViewer from RTI Ships

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RTI today announced that the company is now shipping its VMS-741 7×1 4K Quad MultiViewer, a 4K switcher and scaler to combine video from up to four sources onto one display. The VMS-741 4K MultiViewer is designed for conference rooms, lecture halls, worship spaces and other installations requiring multiple video sources with differing resolutions and formats. Supported […]

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Converting Leads for Sales

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A start-up audiovisual systems integrator needs to take every single lead seriously because, with no backlog of client work, every new lead feels like immediate gratification as a sales lead. When this company grows and has plenty of work, do the leads become less important or is every new lead still a sales lead? The […]

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New ClearOne COLLABORATE Space Enterprise Is an On-Premise Version

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Today, ClearOne launched something called COLLABORATE Space Enterprise, a new on-premise collaboration platform. In addition to the new, on-premise Enterprise platform, COLLABORATE Space is available in cloud-based Basic and Pro versions. All three COLLABORATE Space versions are audio and video conferencing applications with a suite of collaboration features. COLLABORATE Space includes everything for online meetings, […]

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IGMP and the Quirky Querier

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By Erik Indresøvde AV Target Network configuration is a key consideration when deploying AV over IP, so if you’re in the AV industry, you should probably familiarize yourself with the terms “Multicast“and “IGMP” sooner rather than later. Multicast is basically a group communication where a single stream of data is addressed to a group of […]

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Yet Another Company Launches a “Button” Solution in an Attempt to Compete with ClickShare

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BenQ’s new InstaShow WDC10 wireless presentation system is a button-based wireless sharing system for up to 16 users. Claiming compatibility with any OS and any hardware platform, InstaShow is designed to allow any participant, even a guest, to take control of the meeting and share content with the group. Completely hardware-based, InstaShow’s setup and connection […]

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Three New Omega Presentation Switchers from Atlona Debut

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Atlona today announced three new Omega Series products for 4K/UHD presentation and conferencing applications including the OME-PS62, a 6×2 matrix presentation switcher featuring three HDMI inputs and two HDBaseT inputs alongside a USB-C AV input. The USB-C interface also can be used for data connectivity to the OME-PS62’s integrated USB 2.0 hub, as well as […]

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The New Extron ShareLink Pro 1000 Is a 4K Wireless and Wired Collaboration Gateway

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Extron has announced the immediate availability of ShareLink Pro 1000, the Wireless and Wired Collaboration Gateway that enables anyone to present content from their computers, tablets or smartphones onto a display for easy collaboration. ShareLink Pro supports simultaneous display of up to four devices including an HDMI‑connected device and dynamically updates the display layout as […]

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Yamaha SIP-Based CS-700 SIP Video Sound Bar Ships

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Yamaha is now shipping the CS-700 SIP Video Sound Collaboration System. Part of Yamaha’s Video Sound Bar family, the CS-700 SIP model claims to be the industry’s first video collaboration solution to integrate PBX and UC applications thus, customers can bridge telephone calls and web conferences. The Video Sound Bar family features an adaptive beamforming […]

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Christie DS is New Small 3LCD Laser Projectors

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The new Christie DS Series is a trio of 3LCD laser projectors with ISO lumens ranging from 7,500 to 9,000, as well as a 4,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The Christie LWU755-DS, LHD878-DS and the LWU900-DS projectors feature 360-degree orientation for flexible installation and comprehensive input/output options including HDBaseT. These low maintenance projectors offer up to 50,000 […]

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Zoom Debuts Zoom Phone – Attacking Slack and Microsoft Teams in the Process

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Simply put, Zoom Phone includes business phone system features that enable employees to talk anytime, anywhere. Conceptually, this isn’t new, but this is Zoom – the company that literally disrupted and took over the majority of the video conferencing market in less than four years of existence. So, don’t just blow this off as another […]

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Extron Ships HC 404 Integrated with Zoom Room Control

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Extron told rAVe that it’s already shipping the HC 404 Meeting Space Collaboration System, which extends control capabilities to Zoom Rooms. It provides a one-touch user experience for conferencing, collaboration and AV room control. A single interface on your Extron TouchLink Pro Series touchpanel is all you need to control every conferencing and audiovisual function. […]

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Lenovo to Sell Avocor – This Could Be Great or Bad

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At Enterprise Connect, Avocor announced an alliance with Lenovo that will sell Avocor displays across all of Lenovo’s campuses, but they will also sell the Avocor product via its Vendor Label Hardware Program. This is not good news for AV integrators. Lenovo is not known for value-add selling of third-party hardware. Theoretically, they do have a very […]

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Extron Ships Industry’s Only Adjustable Width Soundbar (With Built-in Camera, If You Want)

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Extron is already shipping the SB 33 A Adjustable Width Sound Bar, designed to enhance the audio experience in collaboration spaces. With its exclusive adjustable width design, the company’s new sound bar can be customized to precisely match the size of the display, offering high performance audio reinforcement that looks great in any space. Offering […]

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