Post-Pandemic Changes to Digital Engagements in Permanent Installations


One of the topics from the sessions I hosted on my Pexip Platform (see my previous column, “What I Learned By Hosting 32 Sessions With Different Topics and Speakers During the Pandemic”) last year between April 2020 to July 2020 included a very interesting presentation and point of view from Josiah Hobson, managing director at […]

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AccuWeather To Launch Video Streaming Product, ‘AccuWeather NOW’


AccuWeather announced it will launch a video streaming product later this summer called AccuWeather NOW. The streaming offering will feature 24 hours of continuous daily programming, dedicated to all things weather. This will include extreme and natural events, global forecasts, climate and weather-related long-term and short-form documentaries from the U.S. and around the world. This […]

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Sony’s In-Person AV Tech Expo Did Not Disappoint


I took my third business trip post-vaccination today and headed up to New York City for Sony’s first-ever AV Tech Expo at its 25 Madison Ave. location. I’d say it was worth the masking, walking and mouth-sweating (inside the mask). The expo was primarily focused on the new B (for high-brightness) and C (for high-contrast) […]

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Audinate Releases Dante Domain Manager Version 1.2


Audinate announced the availability of Dante Domain Manager version 1.2. This new version improves how AV and IT managers use and maintain their Dante-based AV network and supports a more flexible range of purchase options. All editions of Dante Domain Manager are now expandable to accommodate growing needs for Dante nodes or Dante domains. Features previously […]

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Samsung Electronics Partners with D’Strict for Digital Waterfall in Times Square


Imagine a moment of complete calmness in the heart of a city famous for its energy, noise and nonstop action. Tourists and New York City residents alike were treated to such a rare refreshment when Samsung Electronics unveiled its Waterfall-NYC (2021) art installation in partnership with d’strict in the center of Times Square July 27. […]

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BenQ and Peerless-AV Partner for New Mounting Solutions


BenQ has partnered with Peerless-AV to provide mounting solutions for all BenQ corporate meeting room products. The partnership claims to bring additional safety to the company’s new CS Series for corporate meeting room displays, CP DuoBoard Series, SL Series of Pantone-validated signage, ST Series professional signage, IL Series interactive signage and PL Series of super-narrow-bezel video […]

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Snap One to Go Public Today


Snap One Holdings Corp., “Snap One,” a provider of smart living products, services and software to professional integrators, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 13,850,000 shares of its common stock at $18.00 per share. Shares of Snap One’s common stock are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces Return of Design + Connections Tour Series


CEDIA Expo announced the return of the Design + Connections Tour series, which will unite technology integrators with design professionals. The Design + Connection Tours held on Sept. 2 will be led and curated by two technology integrators and will lead two groups of designer and construction professionals to select exhibitor booths. The sponsored tours […]

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Sonosphere Partners With Metropolis Studios to Create London Mix Room


In conjunction with Metropolis Studios, immersive audio and livestreaming specialist Sonosphere has created a new mix room at The Power House in Chiswick, London. The Dolby-certified studio has a centrally located mix position with comprehensive immersive audio monitoring designed to cater to all surround formats. The control room pursues an ambitious and flexible new “hub […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1049: CEDIA Expo Is One Month Away, and Here’s Why You Should Be Excited to Go in Person


Gary spoke with CEDIA Expo’s Jason McGraw to get all the details on the upcoming show — Sept. 1-3 2021 — in Indianapolis. This will be the largest tech show since February 2020 and includes an all-new category of products: Resimercial AV tech for the home. This is a huge growth opportunity for both residential […]

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Magewell Introduces Cloud Multi-device Management System


Magewell announced its new Magewell Cloud multi-device management software. The Magewell Cloud software provides centralized configuration and control of multiple Magewell IP encoders and decoders. It also offers stream management features including protocol conversion and SRT gateway functionality. Magewell Cloud supports remote management of all of the company’s current hardware solutions for streaming and IP […]

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Gb  labs and Archiware Partner for Media Storage and Data Protection Integration


GB Labs and Archiware today announce integration between the GB Labs storage platforms and the Archiware P5 data management solution to deliver maximum security for ongoing and completed productions. Customers now have the flexibility to choose from different storage devices for backup and archive such as disk, LTO tape and cloud storage. GB Labs storage […]

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The Sacred Timeline


I just finished watching Loki, a Marvel-inspired series on Disney+. For those that haven’t seen it, I won’t include any spoilers here, just that the show revolves around a concept called “the sacred timeline.” This refers to the way we see the world and all of the potential opportunities the timeline had to branch, creating […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Releases NC1202L Laser Projector


Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced the availability of the NC1202L laser light source projector, an addition to its digital cinema projection series. Designed specifically for smaller screens at 7,000 lumens, the NC1202L is the ideal projection technology for standard-sized movie theatres or projection booths that require high-quality cinema projection. The built-in laser light source provides […]

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Sony Electronics Enhances Collaboration Through ‘Collaborative Alliances’ Program


Sony Electronics has created a new “Collaborative Alliances” program that will allow the company to offer integrated solutions through alignment with industry leaders among a variety of categories and applications. Sony will prioritize its focus on integrating and optimizing hardware and software solutions that meet the needs of channel partners, resellers, integrators and consultants serving […]

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Extron Releases IPL EXP I/O Series of Control System Expansion Interfaces


Extron announced the availability of select models of its IPL EXP I/O Series of control system expansion interfaces. These are a convenient way to put extra control ports and functionality where you need them in your system. These expansion interfaces pair exclusively with the IPCP Pro xi Series of control processors, which are securely configured […]

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Vivitek Announces D6000Z Series of Large Venue Laser Projectors


Vivitek announced the new D6000Z Series of WUXGA large-venue laser projectors made up of the DU6198Z and the DU6298Z, both single-chip DLP that uses a laser light source. Built to deliver a brightness of 8,500 and 10,000 ANSI Lumens respectively, they include Vivitek’s new color technology, multiple modes of operation and High Dynamic Range (HDR10) […]

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MAXHUB Releases M27 and G31 Series Custom LED Displays


MAXHUB announced the new M27 and G31 Series custom LED displays. Key features of the M27 Series (which includes the M2712, M2715, M2719 and M2725 displays) are a lightweight design with a panel weight of 10.5 pounds and a depth of 1.2 inches. With a panel resolution of 480 x 270, these panels utilize a […]

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Shop Indoor Golf Adds SIG Premium Golf Simulator Impact Screen to SIGPRO Products


Shop Indoor Golf is expanding its family of SIGPRO golf simulator products with the new SIG Premium Golf Simulator Impact Screen. Available in over 20 sizes, the new three-layer screen allows golfers to upgrade their DIY golf simulators. In testing conducted by the team at MyGolfSpy, the SIG Premium Golf Simulator Impact Screen outperformed the […]

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Onyszczak Joins Draper As Midwestern United States AV RSM


(Spiceland, Ind.) – Draper, Inc. has announced a new audiovisual regional sales manager for the Midwestern United States. Jennifer Onyszczak (pronounced honest–check) has more than 17 years of AV industry experience, most recently as Midwest Regional Sales Manager for ADI Global/Herman AV Group. Previous AV experience includes time with AVI Systems and AVI-SPL. “We’re fortunate […]

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Extron Now Shipping IPL EXP Series – an Easy and Secure Way to Expand AV Control


Anaheim, California (July 27, 2021) – Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of select models of our IPL EXP I/O Series of control system expansion interfaces. These are a convenient way to put extra control ports and functionality just where you need them in your system. These expansion interfaces pair exclusively with our IPCP […]

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Sonosphere Collaborates on Immersive Mix Room at Metropolis


LONDON, UK – July 2020 – Immersive audio and live streaming specialist Sonosphere, in conjunction with Metropolis Studios, has created a new mix room at its home, the Power House, Chiswick, London. The Munro Acoustics-designed, Dolby certified studio has a centrally located mix position, with comprehensive immersive audio monitoring designed to cater for all surround formats. The […]

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Sony Electronics Announces Robust Program for Professional AV Collaborative Alliances


Diverse Group of Companies to Align with Sony for Maximum Compatibility, Interactivity and Engagement, Together Providing Enhanced Capabilities and Creative Freedom for Powerful Communication and Collaboration in the AV Space PARAMUS, NJ — July 27, 2021 — Sony Electronics, a manufacturer of a comprehensive, end-to-end lineup of professional AV products and solutions, including versatile 4K HDR […]

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Douglas Russell Joins TVU Networks As Northwest Regional Accounts Manager


MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 27, 2021 – TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, today announced Douglas Russell joined the company this month as the Northwest Regional Accounts Manager, North America Sales. Based in Seattle, Russell comes to TVU Networks from a varied audio/visual background, including senior-level engineering positions […]

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Cobalt Iron Awarded Patent on Automated Network Traffic Shaping for Data Protection Operations


LAWRENCE, Kan. — July 27, 2021 — Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today announced that it has received a patent on its technology for automated network traffic shaping for data protection operations. Issued on July 13, U.S. Patent 11063907 describes new capabilities for Cobalt Iron Compass®, an enterprise SaaS backup […]

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