HARMAN Pro Releases HiQnet Audio Architect Version 1.1


HARMAN Professional has announced the introduction of its HiQnet Audio Architect version 1.1 professional audio configuration and control platform, an upgrade that brings new functionality and features, including control of Audinate Dante-enabled devices, enhanced functionality for BSS Audio and Crown products, better on-screen control interfaces and others. Audio Architect is the software element of HARMAN’s […]

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The Smart Grid is Coming: Are You Ready?


The United States Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) defines a Smart Grid as a class of computer based technologies that provides remote control, automation and two-way communication to improve production, delivery and efficiency of the electrical utility system. For over a century, the utility companies had to send workers out to gather […]

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JVC Debuts DLA-VS2200ZG Simulation Projector


JVC Professional Products today announced the DLA-VS2200ZG D-ILA projector, which the company claims is specifically engineered for simulation environments, planetariums and other visualization applications. Using a new 1920×1080 resolution D-ILA optical projection engine, JVC says it offers a delivers a minimum 18,000:1 native contrast ratio. Using three D-ILA imaging devices (RGB), the DLA-VS2200ZG offers a […]

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RTW Debuts SurroundControl Series Upgrade


RTW’s firmware update for its flagship SurroundControl 31900 and 31960 series adds support for current EBU/ITU loudness regulations, including ITU 1770-3. The company says the new firmware simplifies the control of the studio monitoring environment when switching over between various audio formats like stereo, 3.1, 5.1 or 7.1. By enabling the user to select independent […]

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rAVe Scoop: Barco Introduces Three New High-Brightness Projector Lines


Over the next ten days, Barco will introduce a series of new products for its corporate audiovisual line, including three new projector families — the Present line, the Collaborate line and the Impress line. The Present line is a series of one-chip DLP projectors ranging in brightness from 5,000 lumens up to 10,000 lumens. They […]

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Christie’s 84-Inch 4K DIsplay Will Debut in Dubai


Christie’s presence at InfoComm EMEA will see the “official” launch of its QuadHD84 flat panel display, a 4K resolution (3840×2160) @ 60Hz flat panel LCD with both computer and video sources. The display has twice the actual update rate over consumer ultra-high definition (UHD) TVs available on the market today. The native resolution of the […]

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Barco Adds Android App and Microsoft Office Support for ClickShare


Barco has extended BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) support for its ClickShare product with the release of a new Android app. The app extends ClickShare support for mobile devices beyond Apple’s iOS – the iOS app debuted in the Spring. With ClickShare, Barco’s wireless meeting room collaboration system, users can present their content on the […]

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BYOD, Telehealth and a Value Proposition


On August 1st, I was an attendee at a high level Health Information Technology (HIT) meeting in Washington DC, as an invited guest of the National eHealth Collaborative. The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) is a public-private partnership that accelerates effective use of health IT to create a more patient and family centered healthcare system with […]

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Atlas Sound Ships Half-Rack Width Racks


Atlas Sound’s new WMA-HR series are American-made equipment racks and cabinets that are all half-rack width. Available in both 12RU and 16RU configurations, these models are designed to be used in installations where space is a premium. The unique fold forward design allows the equipment to be accessed even if the rack is installed directly […]

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Aurora Intros Second Generation DXM Matrix Switchers with HDBaseT


Aurora’s second generation Digital Xtreme Matrix (DXM) switchers with HDBaseT CAT I/O cards offering 1080p 60Hz transmission over single CAT cable up to 600 feet. Three card cage sizes for up to 32 discrete channels of Input and output. Aurora claims it has auto EDID learning and management. The DXM-G2 also offers flexible RS232 signal […]

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Pexip Announces Scalable Software Platform for VTC: Pexip Infinity


Pexip today announced the general availability of Pexip Infinity, a scalable software platform that provides personal meeting rooms for any number of users on video, voice and mobile. Pexip Infinity is a purely software-based, virtualized solution that can be deployed and scaled as required. The complementary Pexip mobile application for iOS provides conference participants with […]

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Christie Ships Updated MicroTiles with Thinner Bezel


Four years after launching MicroTiles, Christie has introduced a thinner-bezel version in the form of the Christie MicroTiles S310 screen. Featuring the same optical performance and construction as the S300, the Christie MicroTiles S310 screen is slightly larger and features 0.7-millimeter seams (compared to 1.3-millimeter seams for the S300). The S310 operating temperature range is […]

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JVC, RGB Spectrum Partner for 4K Real-time Multiviewer System


JVC Professional Products is partnering with RGB Spectrum to jointly develop what they are calling an affordable, “Ultra HD” real-time multiviewer system for a variety of high-end monitoring applications. The system combines JVC’s PS-840UD Professional Series ProVérité or RS‑840UD Reference Series 4K 84-inch LCD monitors with RGB Spectrum’s SuperView 4K Multiviewer. The SuperView 4K is […]

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Extron Scaling Receiver for XTP Systems Ships


Extron has announced the immediate availability of the XTP SR HDMI, an HDCP-compliant scaling receiver that accepts HDMI, DVI, RGB, HD component video and standard definition video signals from XTP devices. The receiver provides selectable output rates up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 and 2K, to scale the video to the optimal output resolution for […]

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Keynote Speakers Announced for Smart Building Conference


The Smart Building Conference 2013, to be held at Dexter House, London, on Tues. Oct., 15, will be keynoted by two of British industry’s most renowned authorities on energy efficiency and building systems, the organizers announced today. The first keynote will be delivered by Dr. Steven Fawkes, chairman of Day One Energy Solutions and author […]

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Christie Launches Android App for Controlling M and J Series


Christie’s Virtual Remote projector app, providing an alternative to the standard IR remote control, is now available for Android devices. The Virtual Remote provides wireless control of all Christie 3-chip DLP projectors in the Christie M Series and Christie J Series projector families. Christie Virtual Remote supports all capabilities of a standard IR remote including: […]

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PreSonus Announces StudioLive AI-Series Digital Mixers with Active Integration


PreSonus has announced its new series of StudioLive AI (Active Integration) hardware/software digital mixing and recording systems. The series consists of three models: the 32-channel StudioLive 32.4.2AI, with 24 dedicated mix buses; 24-channel StudioLive 24.4.2AI, with 20 dedicated mix buses; and 16-channel StudioLive 16.4.2AI, with 16 dedicated mix buses. Using Burr-Brown A/D/A converters and new […]

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BenQ Ships SX914 6000 Lumen Install Projector


BenQ America is shipping a new large-venue install projector dubbed the SX914 — an XGA (1024×768) resolution DLP projector specified to output 6,000 ANSI lumens with a contrast ratio of 6500:1.The projector offers 1.6x zoom capabilities, an embedded test pattern, dual HDMI inputs, a VGA port and an Ethernet port for control and content. With […]

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Richard Gray Power to Debut IP-Addressable Power Strips


Richard Gray’s Power Company (RGPC) will launch a new version of its IPAC-8 Remote IP Power Management System at CEDIA. The IPAC-8 provides IP-addressability and remote monitoring capabilities to power management systems. Designed for virtually any residential or commercial environment or application, IPAC-8 features on/off remote (IP) control of eight individual AC power outlets and […]

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Samsung to Debut 98″ 4K Monitor Next Week


We don’t have official complete specs yet, but rAVe has learned that next week Samsung will show a 98″, 4K resolution (3840×2160) commercial-grade LCD monitor aimed at both digital signage and ProAV installs. In addition to being an ultra-high definition (UHD) display, the new 98″ will include both DisplayPort and HDMI (CEC enabled) inputs and […]

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Crestron Adds New 3 Series Controllers


The new DIN-AP3 and DIN-AP3MEX 3-Series control processors from Crestron are designed for DIN rail mounting. Both work with Crestron DALI ballasts and LED drivers for commercial lighting projects and have native support for BACnet/IP. BACnet/IP is a direct interface to third-party building management systems over Ethernet that simplifies integration with lighting and other building […]

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DynaScan Intros 65-Inch LCD Specified at 3,000-nit Brightness


DynaScan Technology just introduced a new 65-inch LED-backlit LCD, the DS651LR4, that’s spec’d at 3,000-nits brightness, and offers lower power consumption and a wide range of video inputs. Using a locally-dimmed LED back light, the DS651LR4 has a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 (dynamic). The company says that it consumes up to 20 percent less power […]

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Network Control Added to BlueBOLT Power Management Platform


BlueBOLT, now a separate brand from Panamax/Furman within the Core Brands group owned by parent company Nortek, today introduced a network management feature to its cloud-based power and energy management platform. The new feature allows users to query (ping) any device with an IP address on a network from a BlueBOLT-enabled component with a BlueBOLT-CV1 […]

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Barco Adds 16:9 LED Video Wall Displays to Economical OverView M Series


Barco has just released two new rear-projection video wall cubes in the OverView M series. The OverView MVL-621 and OverView MVL-721 are industry-standard modules with full HD resolution and screen diameters of 60” and 70”, respectively. These 16:9 models complete the OverView M series, which already features three 4:3 models. Barco’s OverView M series is […]

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Crestron HDMI Extenders with HDBaseT Supporting 4K Ship


Crestron has announced the availability of its new HDMI over HDBaseT Transmitter (HD-TX3-C) and HDMI over HDBaseT Receiver (HD-RX3-C). The new devices support 4K and offer a solution for extending uncompressed HDMI signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) via HDBaseT over a single CAT5e/UTP cable without signal degradation. Available in a black or white […]

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Registration Opens for GovComm


GovComm, the government audiovisual conference and trade show, has opened registration. The event will be held Dec. 4 – 5, 2013 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, and co-located with Government Video Expo (GVE). The event is designed for AV managers, IT professionals, engineers and public affairs officers that product AV […]

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Sharp Intros 20-Inch LED Display That Can Be Used In Any Configuration


Sharp has debuted a unique, multi-touch LED 20″ display that can be used while flat, angled or while hanging or mounted. When flat, it can be mounted in tables or lecterns in classrooms. When angled, it sits at 75-degrees with the included stand. It can also be used as an interactive second computer monitor, or […]

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Extron Shipping All DMP 128 Audio DSP Models


Extron is now shipping all DMP 128 Series audio digital signal processors, including models with Dante audio networking, AEC — acoustic echo cancellation and analog telephone connectivity. The DMP 128 Series are 12×8 audio mixers featuring Extron ProDSP, automixing and I/O expansion capabilities. The DMP 128 C P and DMP 128 C P AT are […]

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Epson Introduces Brighter EX-Series Projectors


Epson today introduced its new EX-Series — four LCD projectors: the EX7220 (WXGA), EX6220 (WXGA), EX5220 (XGA) and EX3220 (SVGA) — all spec’d at 3,000 ANSI lumens and with HDMI inputs. The EX6220 and the EX3220 also have wireless projection capabilities. All the projectors include keystone correction, remote lens control and a 1.2x zoom lens. […]

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