Co.Lore (Company Lore) Stories Through Space: Episode 3: David Dewane and the Fun Palace

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Sometimes you read an article that makes you say “I need to interview that person!”  Well this was that article and David Dewane was that person. Tune in to hear some amazing thoughts and ideas on people, space, and today’s modern workplace. Cedric Price’s Fun Palace concept is here as well- http://www.interactivearchitecture.org/fun-palace-cedric-price.html

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Radiance LED Wall Enhances Community and Culture in Westport, CT

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Along the shores of Long Island Sound and in the middle of Connecticut’s Gold Coast lies the city of Westport. As one of the early colonial settlements in North America, Westport is steeped in a rich history for both English and Native American peoples. Now a vibrant community, Westport is a cultural hub for the […]

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Premier Mounts Expands LED Mount Options for Barco XT

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Premier Mounts announced the expansion of its LED mounts product line with the new Convergent XT modular LED mount for Barco XT. Premier Mounts adds Barco to a long list of major LED manufacturers who have solutions that can be paired with Convergent. In the Fall of 2018, PM added to the Convergent product line […]

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Focusrite RedNet Interface Employed for Arcadia Earth Art Installation

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Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 2020 – Visitors to Arcadia Earth can’t help but feel at one with the assortment of environments represented in the art installation’s 15 rooms in Manhattan’s NoHo district, ranging from the depths of the sea to the tops of glaciers. They will also be touched by the dangers posed to […]

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Ryder Keeps Customers Safe and Informed with BrightSign and Creative Realities

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Los Gatos, CA, February 19, 2020 – BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced its continued collaboration with Creative Realities Incorporated (CRI) to integrate its digital signage solutions into hundreds of Ryder’s truck rental locations. Since 2013, CRI has relied on BrightSign’s media players to display interactive content at […]

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Yamaha Communications Announces Discount Program for Education Customers

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Yamaha Unified Communications has announced that all U.S. and Canada-based K-12 schools, colleges, universities and other qualified institutions will be able to experience Yamaha quality at reduced pricing. The Dean’s List Program lets educational organizations enhance the student learning experience with an additional 10% to 20% instant discount on any qualifying Yamaha product order. To […]

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NSCA Announces Winners of 2020 Excellence in Business Awards

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NSCA, the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry, has announced the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Business awards in six categories: Customer Experience: AV Solutions, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Talent Development: Hillman AV Inc., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Differentiating Strategies: CEC (Communications Engineering Company), Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employee Engagement: HB Communications, North […]

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Barix Integrates Reliable IP Audio and Control Hardware with Syn-Apps’ Revolution Notification Platform

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND and PORTLAND, OREGON, February 19, 2020 — Barix – a leading developer of innovative IP audio and control solutions – and Syn-Apps LLC, a pioneer in emergency mass notification solutions, today announced that Barix’s latest hardware devices have been certified as endpoints for Syn-Apps’ Revolution mass notification platform. Barix will highlight the two companies’ seamless integration capabilities in booth 19140 at the upcoming ISC West security industry trade show in Las Vegas from March 17 to 20, 2020. […]

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MERIDIAN PARTNERS WITH D-TOOLS TO OFFER BUSINESS SUPPORT FOR INTEGRATORS

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Pioneers of High Resolution audio, Meridian has partnered with D-Tools, Inc., to offer US dealers access to its leading core business software solutions, intended to increase efficiencies and streamline project workflows for system integration companies. D-Tools’ award-winning on-premises software, System Integrator (SI), and cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, manage all aspects of an integrator’s business, including […]

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Peavey Commercial Audio Welcomes Back Shayne Thomas as General Manager

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MERIDIAN, MS — Peavey Commercial Audio (PCA) is proud to announce the rehiring of Shayne Thomas and his appointment to the role of General Manager. Thomas will be responsible for overseeing the MediaMatrix® and Crest Audio® product lines, and rejoins the organization during an exciting time of innovation Powered by Peavey™. Thomas most recently served as Consultant/Project Director […]

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Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo Saddles Up With Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom

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HOUSTON, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 — When Jason Martin, coms A1, and Dave Cheramie, coms A2, were tasked with integrating a new, modern intercom system for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Stadium, the duo found a solution to meet all of their production needs with Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom wireless intercom system. For the […]

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LG Releases Bracket Accessories for OLED Commercial Displays

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Responding to customer demand for a way to create video walls with the transparent LG OLED commercial displays, LG Business Solutions USA has introduced new bracket accessories that enable customers to combine transparent OLED displays into video walls in sizes that meet unique installation requirements. With its 55-inch transparent OLED display, LG has given integrators […]

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Barix’s Hardware Devices Are Now Endpoints for Syn-Apps Revolution Mass Notification Platform

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Barix and Syn-Apps LLC have announced that Barix’s hardware devices have been certified as endpoints for Syn-Apps’ Revolution mass notification platform. Syn-Apps Revolution software is designed to transform communication systems into a powerful, unified notification tool used to manage emergency alerts, mass notification, IP paging and more. Revolution provides the advanced functionality customers need to communicate pertinent information to people […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 961: Watch How Easy It is to Switch from a Laptop Meeting to a Zoom Room Meeting in Real-Time

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Gary was joined by Zoom Account Executive, Salomée Rodenburg, on today’s Rants and rAVe podcast for a live, real-time video demo of a feature that only Zoom has — the ability to switch, in mid-meeting, from a laptop-based meeting to a room-based meeting without disconnecting and reconnecting or without even logging in, again. Watch this! This […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 960: Peerless-AV Gets Three ISE 2020 Awards and Talks Booth Traffic

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Gary was joined by Peerless-AV EMEA‘s Senior Business Development Manager, Tom Fenton, today to talk all about ISE 2020. His perspective on show attendance and which products were most popular are interesting as Peerless-AV’s one of those glue-companies that everyone uses. So, Listen! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Some Personal Observations of ISE 2020, Professional Observations to Follow Later

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While the coronavirus certainly decimated attendance at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 — coming in right at around 52,000 attendees — exhibitors were thrilled with those who showed. NOT ONE exhibitor complained to me. Quantity was down, but the quality was up. Way up. This actually could have been the best thing ever to happen to […]

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Kramer VIA Campus2 PLUS Offers Document Collaboration in Meetings

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Kramer’s new VIA Campus2 PLUS is a simultaneous wired and wireless presentation and collaboration solution with a 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI input for wired connectivity. With any laptop or mobile device, users can view, edit and comment on a shared document and record sessions. Meeting participants can display or stream full uninterrupted HD video (up to […]

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ISE 2020: Black Box’s Doug Kuzma, SDVoE Alliance’s Justin Kennington Talk AV-Over-IP Training Tour

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We already told you that the SDVoE Alliance is teaming up with Black Box and NETGEAR to sponsor a series of Design Partner Certification Live events >> register here for the tour. But just in case you need a refresher, the SDVoE Design Partner certification program teaches you how to take full advantage of the […]

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Yorktel Buys Video Corporation of America’s Assets

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AV integrators Yorktel announced today that it will be acquiring the business assets of Video Corporation of America (VCA), a New Jersey-based provider of audio video integration, digital signage and unified communications solutions and services. “With very little overlap in our respective customer portfolios, the team at VCA brings extensive experience in audio and video […]

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DSE 2020 Announces Programming

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, announced today that its 2020 educational conference will again feature four individual full-day educational programs for Digital Signage Expert Group (DSEG) certification or renewal credits. Tuesday, March 31 – 9 a.m. – […]

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BenQ Launches EW800ST Education Projector

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BenQ has launched the EW800ST, an education projector with Google cloud account integration, screen-mirroring and wired as well as wireless connectivity for K-12 classrooms. Using its Dust Guard technology and Lamp Save mode, the short-throw projector also includes X-Sign Broadcast, a centralized messaging and display-scheduling system. The 1280×800 resolution 1-chip DLP EW800ST’s user interface is […]

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Here’s a Glimpse Into How the ProAV Market is Doing

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On the third day of ISE last week, with little fanfare, Barco announced its 2019 earnings report while also commenting on how they think 2020 will play out. As we have very few publicly traded companies of this magnitude in the commercial AV space, I always appreciate Barco’s earnings report as it’s become a bellwether […]

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Effectively Reaching New Customers

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In December, I was a panelist for a session of the HETMA conference. I can not recall the exact conversation that led to us discussing getting cold calls from vendors. Several of us who are “customers” replied how much we dislike getting the cold calls or emails. What struck me most about the conversation and […]

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United Center and Ross Video Captivate Fans at Basketball’s Star-studded Weekend

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Ottawa, Canada, February 14th 2020 – Home to the Blackhawks (NHL) and the Bulls (NBA), the United Center in Chicago became a Ross customer in October of last year, installing a Ross Unified Venue Control System to drive all of the LED displays, both inside and outside the venue. One of the standout features of […]

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ISE 2020: ScreenBeam May Have Secretly Shown the First UCC Room Integration of a PC-Less Meeting Room

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  You may know ScreenBeam as that wireless sharing company. But, at ISE, I stumbled upon a hidden demo in the back corner of the company’s stand where it had added UCC-based video collaboration into its product. (Think Barco ClickShare Conference but imagine having the Zoom client right on the ScreenBeam instead of needing a […]

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Silex Insight Debuts Product Using Gary Kayye’s Digital Canvas Concept Using AV-Over-IP

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Silex Insight announced that its AV-over-IP board (called VIPER) now offers 4K multiview supporting up to 12 simultaneous streams of 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) resolution, with ultra-low latency. You can place all 12 video windows on one screen, tile them, layer them or spread them anywhere across a 4K image. The True 4K Multiview solution from Silex […]

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Nextera Video and Adeas Partner with Xilinx, Build FPGA Core Set for AV-Over-IP

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Nextera Video and Adeas have partnered with Xilinx to build an FPGA core set for AV-over-IP. The Nextera/Adeas cores conform to SMPTE standards for ST2110 Video/Audio over IP, including ST2059 precision time protocol and NMOS control software. The transition from HDMI/SDI to IP is already well underway with SMPTE standardized solutions being rapidly adopted in […]

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Jackson, Mississippi’s First Baptist Church Installs Its Second DiGiCo Console

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JACKSON, Mississippi – February 2020 — Approaching the centennial of its current building, the First Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi has been an institution in the area since it was built in 1926. Facing the lawn of the Mississippi State Capitol in downtown Jackson, the church’s sanctuary seats 3,000 worshippers and streams and broadcasts its […]

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Amina Technologies Spread-Source Loudspeaker Technology Offers Distinct Performance

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Worldwide VP of Engineering Technologies and VP of Sales for the Americas Keith Vanderkley details how the company’s spread-source speakers differ from conventional point-source in their ability to more evenly disperse sound throughout the room, including rooms acoustically challenged by hard surfaces, glass walls and obstructions, and how integrators are applying the speakers with great […]

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Ty Fy Studios’ Dan Scott Creates Immersive Experiences with Spat Revolution

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Orlando, FL—February 2020… Acclaimed audio engineer and sound designer Dan Scott has helped create Emmy award-winning television programs, as well as films, rides, and Broadway-caliber theater shows in venues around the world. A member of the Orlando-based Ty Fy Studios team since 2007, Scott has worked for such elite clients as LucasFilm, Cartoon Network, Fox, […]

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