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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Kramer Launches New Multi-Input Transmitter and Receiver for Switching and Scaling up to 4K@60Hz

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Kramer launched the KIT-400, a multi-input transmitter and receiver that provides switching and scaling up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4). Kramer’s KIT-400 includes the ability to store predefined room setups, letting busy teams start meetings instantly, without wasting time, and easily facilitate connections to wireless host devices, such as the Kramer VIA GO2. KIT-400 simplifies meeting room […]

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Surge in Corporate Video Use Is Fueling Growth in Entry Level Professional Video Products

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By Chris Evans Futuresource Consulting The challenge for many businesses to facilitate home working at scale has proven to be a major catalyst in making video an everyday business tool. This has been one of the most significant operational and cultural changes businesses have faced in decades and has proven to be a fast-track education […]

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Extron Announces Upgrade for LinkLicense — Now Integrating SMP 300 Series With YuJa Video Platform

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Extron has announced the latest LinkLicense upgrade, which integrates SMP 300 Series products with the YuJa video platform. This integration facilitates streaming and publishing of live and on-demand video content by enabling SMP 300 Series devices to ingest recording and livestreaming schedules for publishing to the YuJa video management platform. This unified and integrated experience […]

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LG Business Solutions Launches LG MAGNIT MicroLED Signage Solution

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LG Business Solutions USA is officially launching its microLED signage solution, LG MAGNIT. The solution uses LG’s new “Black Coating” display technology and block-assembly design. It may look familiar (LG showed a sneak peek of it at InfoComm 2019) — microLED features self-emissive micrometer-scale pixels applied directly to the substrate board to deliver images with […]

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ClearOne Releases Conference Controller for CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP Mixer

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The ClearOne Conference Controller is a 10-inch touch screen designed for control of ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 audio DSP mixers as well as COLLABORATE Live videoconferencing room systems. Or, the Conference Controller functions can be accessed from a tablet or smartphone browser as well. Designed to be paired with the CONVERGE Pro 2 DSPs, the […]

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Extron and NEC Display Solutions Announce New Collaboration

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Extron and NEC Display Solutions announced a strategic collaboration to guarantee consistent, stable presentation of source content when using select NEC professional displays with the Quantum Ultra 4K Videowall Processor. Displays that pass a testing program are identified as Quantum Ultra Certified. The first NEC products to earn Quantum Ultra Certification encompass the MultiSync UNxx2xx […]

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Newest Generation of Crestron Flex Videoconferencing Solutions Now Shipping

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Crestron is now shipping the new generation of its Crestron Flex videoconferencing platform. Crestron Flex delivers native Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms software conferencing systems, as well as options with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) support. Crestron Flex brings a new design to the product lineup along with new feature sets and touch screens that provide smart room […]

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Vivitek Releases DLP-based Ultra-Portable Projector

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The new Vivitek DU857 is a WUXGA (1920 x 1200 resolution) DLP-based ultra-portable projector aimed at medium-sized meeting rooms. Integrated with DLP BrilliantColor technology, it’s spec’d at 5000 lumens of brightness using a 4,000-hour lamp. In addition, it has a six-segment color wheel and a user-controlled adjustable contrast ratio. Added to the projector is a […]

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Extron Announces Availability of New Stereo Audio Power Amplifier

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Extron announced the availability of the NetPA U 1002 stereo audio power amplifier. This Dante enabled amplifier delivers 100 watts per channel in a half rack, 1U, convection cooled, plenum-rated enclosure that includes rack mount hardware. Dante connectivity makes it easy to distribute audio from a centralized location to decentralized remote amplifiers throughout a facility, […]

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Epson Announces Eight New Projectors for K-12, UCC Application

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Epson has announced availability of eight new projectors designed for K-12 classrooms and small to medium-sized conference rooms. The PowerLite E20, X49, W49, 118, 119W, 982W, 992F and 1288 range from budget-friendly, network-ready classroom projectors to wireless, portable meeting room solutions. The new lineup offers better audio, enhanced connectivity, and widescreen options for today’s COVID-environment […]

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Optoma Releases 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels

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Optoma announced its Creative Touch 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs) Thursday. The panels are available in 65”, 75” and 86” formats. Expanding upon its line of Creative Touch IFPs, the new 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels offer 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160), annotation tools and connectivity aimed at classrooms, lecture halls, boardrooms and meeting rooms. […]

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Pure Resonance Audio Releases Omni Drop Tile Ceiling Speaker Array

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The Pure Resonance Audio SD5 SuperDispersion omnidirectional drop tile ceiling speaker array claims a 360-degree coverage pattern with vocal articulation and low distortion. The SD5 provides 50’ by 50’ of audio coverage with zero frequency cancellation. According to Pure Resonance, strategically engineered waveguides shape the sound as it travels away from the speaker array, eliminating […]

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UC Audio, the Task-Based Workforce and Market Catalysts — Oh My!

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So, you’re probably here because you want to know about audio in the UC market, right? You’re in the right place. As your stand-in host once again — I can tell you all about this particular session of LAVNCH EMEA. Once again, this session was hosted by James Kirby, pro audio analyst for Futuresource Consulting. […]

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A Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s Collaboration Session

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What better LAVNCH EMEA session to recap on UCC Collaborative Day than the one titled “Collaboration Session?” I’m not being facetious — I was really excited to hear what this one would bring to light. And I was excited for the familiar faces in it: Jane Hammersley of Collabtech, Lieven Bertier of Barco, Nia Celestin […]

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Here Come the Millennials — a LAVNCH EMEA Recap

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Welcome to our second LAVNCH EMEA wrap-up article of the day, where I’ll be recapping for you #AVtweeps the Workforce Session of UCC Collaborative Day. Missed it live? Read my recap below, then register for the LAVNCH EMEA archives. (You must read the entire article to get the CTA, though — no cheating.) I was […]

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LAVNCH EMEA Day 2: Hybrid Working Is Bursting With Opportunity

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We at rAVe were as excited about day two of LAVNCH EMEA — UCC Collaborative Day — as any other LAVNCH event we’ve hosted thus far. It’s like Chris Mcintyre-Brown of Futuresource said yesterday on ProAV Day and reiterated this morning: UC&C (unified communications and collaboration) is intertwined into every AV discussion today. How could […]

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BrightSign Intros Entry-Level Audio Player

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BrightSign today announced the BrightSign AU335, an entry-level audio player that supports the latest sound technologies. The player’s ARC and eARC support enables the AU335 to distribute up to three zones of audio to soundbars and AV receivers that offer high-bandwidth, 24-bit sound, including Dolby Atmos. Consumer audio products are particularly challenging to display in-store. […]

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Yamaha Enters the Ceiling Mic-Array Market

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Yamaha UC today announced ADECIA, a family of UCC products. The conferencing solution introduces the RM-CG ceiling microphone and RM-CR audio processor and includes Yamaha’s PoE switches and VXL Series line array speakers. ADECIA enables organizations to overcome implementation, configuration and room acoustic challenges by providing all the equipment required for a successful installation with […]

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Magewell Introduces New Models in Its Pro Convert Line of Encoders/Decoders

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Magewell has introduced three new models in its Pro Convert family of low-latency video-over-IP encoders and decoders. The Pro Convert 12G SDI Plus encoder converts 4K at 60 frames per second, 12G-SDI input signals into full-bandwidth NDI streams, while the Pro Convert for NDI to SDI and Pro Convert H.26x to SDI decoders transform NDI, […]

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Panasonic Unveils PressIT — Aiming it at Barco ClickShare, Crestron AirMedia, Extron ShareLink and Kramer VIA

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The new Panasonic PressIT Wireless Presentation System is a plug-and-play wireless presentation system designed to eliminate the need for cables and facilitates sharing content between different PCs. Attendees connect the transmitter button to their PC’s USB and HDMI ports and press the button to share their content on the room’s display. No setup, software or […]

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A Walk-Through of the Pro Audio Landscape — the LAVNCH EMEA Audio Session Recap

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Hi everyone, Steph Beckett here as your stand-in recap host (just for this session today). I was lucky enough to get to watch today’s audio session of LAVNCH EMEA — and I get to tell you about everything I learned. I’ll preface this by saying I care a lot about the audio realm — I […]

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Lumens Unveils New Videoconference Camera With 4K Ultra HD Sensor

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Lumens unveiled the VC-B11U videoconferencing camera Tuesday, using a native 4K Ultra HD sensor and WDR technology. In a video call, movement can be visually disturbing. The VC-B11U has a fast-focusing mechanism that allows the focus function to be completely stable even with major online meeting movement. It provides a stable video image. Also, the […]

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Extron and Lutron Announce Seamless Control Partnership

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Extron announced its partnership with Lutron, a lighting control and automated shading solution company — combining Extron control with the Lutron Vive Wireless in smart-building projects. Facility managers and AV Pros can use the same Vive hub they have installed for lighting control flexibility and add an Extron control processor and a touch panel — […]

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Panasonic Releases New 4K PTZ Camera for Production

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Panasonic announced the availability of its AW-UE100 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera aimed at production. The AW-UE100 claims it’s the industry’s first PTZ camera to support 4K@60p for high-bandwidth NDI and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT), enabling users to capture and stream high-quality images and video over public internet securely and in real-time. The AW-UE100 PTZ camera features […]

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A Secret Productivity Killer Called “Double Join” Haunts Most of Our Meetings – And We Deserve Better

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I’d never heard the term “double join” until a few months ago on a call with one of our board members, John Case, who is a great resource to talk with if you’re researching the world of video conferencing. John spent a long time at Microsoft building the Office 365 product family and now puts […]

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FSR Releases New Symphony Pedestal Charging Station

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FSR has released its new Symphony Pedestal, extending its Symphony Collection of power and charging solutions. The new Symphony Pedestal offers a form factor that allows for customization options to connect a CAT6, 6a or 7 along with AV cables to bulkhead AV connections. This floor standing unit provides AC power and USB charging, along […]

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SAVI Controls Releases New AV Control and Automation Solution

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SAVI Controls has introduced SAVI 3 AV control and automation solution. Featuring new and simplified programming software, an intuitive user interface and a new hardware lineup built to support commercial projects, SAVI 3 systems claim hours, not weeks, to design and program. According to the company, SAVI transforms the way technicians program commercial AV systems […]

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New Whiteboarding Solution From Huddly Uses AI Technology Via Camera

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Huddly just launched a whiteboarding solution for home or work applications called Canvas. This AI-based content camera connects via USB connection and allows both the primary and Canvas camera to be on at the same time while on a Microsoft Teams or Zoom video call. Everyone would likely agree that whiteboarding is the original collaboration […]

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Extron and Dolby Collaborate for Select Solutions

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Extron has collaborated with Dolby to integrate the Dolby Voice Room solution with Extron DSP processors, MediaPort 200 and Pro Series AV control solutions — and more are coming. This extends Extron Pro AV capabilities to the Dolby Conference Phone, Dolby Hub and the Dolby Voice Cameras, providing AV and conferencing solutions for modern meeting […]

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Black Box Intros Solutions for IoT Buildings

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Black Box today introduced Connected Buildings — a suite of solutions and services that the company says enables digital experiences in smart, IoT buildings. The Black Box Connected Building is enabled by multiple technologies: 5G/CBRS and Wi-Fi to augment existing wireless systems and create fully connected buildings; edge networking and data centers to collect data […]

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