Xilica Adds Quantum Sales and Technology to US Rep Network


Toronto, April 7, 2020 — Xilica®, a global leader in digital signal processing technology for AV, IT and installed sound, continues to add proven talent to its global channel partner network with the appointment of Quantum Sales and Technology as Manufacturer’s Representative for Arizona, Hawaii, southern California and southern Nevada. The partnership raises visibility of Xilica’s broad range […]

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AudioControl’s New X Series Immersive Audio Receivers and Preamp/Processors Available Now


Seattle, WA, April 7th, 2020 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has announced the availability of three new A/V receivers (AVRs) and two new A/V processors that were recently unveiled at recent industry trade events. All five units share a stunning industrial design along with the most advanced technologies available, painstakingly engineered to be the ideal foundation of any […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Is Offering Three Months of Carousel Cloud


Carousel Digital Signage is offering a free package to help facilities communicate important messages in waiting areas, walkways and other public-facing spaces during COVID-19. Carousel Digital Signage is providing a three-month subscription of Carousel Cloud, a SaaS-cloud-based CMS, along with “Frontline Responder” templates to create and deliver emergency messages unique to each facility. Carousel Digital […]

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Legrand | AV Introduces New Mounting Accessory and Networking Component for On-Q Plastic Structured Wiring Enclosures


MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — April 9, 2020 — With orders to stay at home in effect across the world, a reliable home network connection has never been more important, whether it’s for the home office, video chatting with friends and family, or streaming online content. To help support a strong network connection, Legrand | AV today introduced a new […]

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Remote Camera Controls in Zoom Bring Videoconferencing to the Next Level


THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM PTZOPTICS   By Paul Richards Chief Streaming Officer, PTZOptics Zoom videoconferencing has many little known features that are quite powerful for specific verticals and power users. One of these little known features is called far-end camera control. Far end cameras control is a feature that Zoom admins can enable […]

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DPA Microphones Offers Online Training, Expert Interviews and Virtual Performances


ALLEROED, DENMARK, APRIL 8, 2020 — With the increased need of remote/at-home productions, DPA Microphones is providing a variety of creative online resources and virtual entertainment in the wake of the current COVID-19 situation. DPA is also supporting its customers and industry professionals by continuing to stock and service equipment. “DPA is working diligently to […]

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Waveworks Elevating The Californian Dance Experience With Alcons


Brad Katz, founder of California audio company Waveworks, has spent his career searching for a true high-fidelity audio system for use at events ranging from block parties to dance events, which can be anything from all-night raves to multi-day festivals. He found what he was looking for in Alcons Audio pro-ribbon technology. Based in Oakland, […]

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Key Digital’s PTZ USB Camera Brings Audiences Together


MOUNT VERNON, NY – April 9, 2020 – In response to the global pandemic of Covid-19, Key Digital offers a look into how the company may be of service to help build a sense of normalcy within the requirements of mandatory teleconferencing. Key Digital, the leaders in digital video and control systems, recognizes the importance of […]

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Extron XTP Systems Deliver Powerful Capabilities for Videowall Applications


Anaheim, California (April 9, 2020) – Extron is pleased to introduce XTP WindoWall, an exciting enhancement that brings videowall capabilities to XTP Systems. Utilizing XTP scaling receivers, XTP WindoWall enables a mix of full screen and image magnification across multiple displays. Up to eight videowalls can be supported within an XTP system, and up to eight assignable presets are […]

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Is The End Near for LCD Video Walls? An Interview With Planar’s Adam Schmidt


By Futuresource Consulting Samsung recently announced that it will stop the production of tiled LCD video wall products. Though, they will supply ordered LCD video walls until the end of 2020. We spoke with Planar Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Pro Services Adam Schmidt to discuss this shift and gather from this fellow […]

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“The SDVoE Show: Adventures in Pro AV Education” Launches


MONTREAL — April 8, 2020 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced “The SDVoE Show: Adventures in Pro AV Education”, a new online initiative that will bring entertaining and informative content to the pro AV community. The kick-off event will be SDVoE Design Partner certification training delivered in two parts on April 21 and 23 by SDVoE […]

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Extron Now Offering Free Online Certifications and Extron Institute Classes


Extron announced this week that it’s waiving the fees for its online certifications. In addition, the company is conducting free live online instructor-led Extron Institute classes to help technology professionals who are working remotely. Extron online training has always been free and AV professionals now have an opportunity to earn their AV Associate or Extron […]

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iRoom Offers New Universal Wall-Docking Station


iRoom has announced its new iTop OnWall, a universal wall docking station with store-charge-lock and control for all iPad models and sizes. The adjustable, sliding charging connector enables a fit for every model (from the iPad mini up to the iPad Pro 12.9”), and its locking structure makes the iTop OnWall flexible for the entire […]

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This is Cool: Here’s a Module That Allows for Solid-State Control of Power!


Amber Solutions announced Wednesday that the solid-state digital control of electricity is now possible in every device, appliance, power cord and endpoint with the availability of its patented Amber AC/DC Enabler and Amber AC Switch. The AC/DC Enabler is a patented, UL-certified and globally compatible 30mm x 15mm x 8mm solid-state digital power management and […]

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AudioControl Unveils Three New AV Receivers and Two AV Processors


AudioControl has announced the availability of three new AV receivers (AVRs) and two new AV processors. All five units share the same industrial design. Maestro Series Preamp/Processors: AudioControl’s 16-channel immersive audio high-performance preamp/processors include the Maestro X9 and Maestro X7 with support for 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced. With 16-channels of […]

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It’s Official: Marlin Equity Partners Completes Acquisition of AVI-SPL, So Whitlock and AVI-SPL Are Now One


Marlin Equity Partners has officially completed the acquisition of AVI-SPL and subsequent merger with Whitlock. The two digital workplace services providers will combine under AVI-SPL to offer organizations around the globe end-to-end technology management and support solutions. H.I.G. Capital has partnered with Marlin in the transaction and will hold a minority stake in the combined […]

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X2O Media Announces Partnership With FutureDJs — Bringing the Classroom to Music Students


X2O Media announced a global partnership with music education company FutureDJs this week. X2O Media, part of the STRATACACHE family of marketing technology companies and FutureDJs will make music education widely accessible globally, all through X2O Media’s virtual classroom technology. FutureDJs is providing ways to support teaching music, making music education globally accessible with its […]

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Pexip’s Q1 2020 Earnings Seem to Indicate It’s COVID-19-Proof


The video communications provider, Pexip, today announced a record 50% year-on-year growth in contracted annual recurring revenue (ARR) after the first quarter of 2020, further enhancing the recently reported growth of 32% in 2019. Q1 2020 finished with a significant increase in delta annual recurring revenue (DARR) of 9.5MUSD, giving a total contracted annual recurring […]

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Where Is the Moving Head Professional Lighting Market Heading?


An Interview with Jeremy Wills Senior Market Analyst, Futuresource Consulting The moving head professional lighting and lighting consoles (MHPL/C) market has certainly come a long way in recent years, with the arrival of LED and now even laser light sources. The current dynamic landscape of vendors, backed by ODMs, has provided more choice and opened […]

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Exertis Adds ScreenBeam to its Collaboration Solutions


Basingstoke, United Kingdom: 31st March 2020: – Exertis, a leading route-to-market and supply chain partner for global technology brands across consumer, business and enterprise, today announced an exclusive, UK, supplier agreement with ScreenBeam Inc., a global leader in wireless display and collaboration solutions, to bring best-in-class wireless presentation to customers. Greg Bennett, head of Exertis […]

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Golden Rules for Sound Systems in Houses of Worship


I recently reiterated what should be genetically embedded concepts for sound system design and deployment in the world of AV facilities and locations. (See: Golden Rules of Sound Implementation and Design.) Although those rules apply to the Houses of Worship segment of our industry as well, some particular and unique add-ons are crucial to success […]

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Transtector Releases New USB Surge Protectors to Safeguard Sensitive Computer Ports


IRVINE, Calif. – Transtector Systems, an Infinite Electronics brand and an industry-leading provider of end-to-end power and signal integrity solutions, today launched a comprehensive line of USB surge protectors engineered to protect sensitive computer ports from surges and spikes generated by attached devices. The TSJ-series provides a simple, cost-effective layer of strong surge protection for PCs connected to Wi-Fi […]

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Marshall Electronics Addresses the Latest Broadcast Production Workflows With Four New IP Cameras


TORRANCE, CA, APRIL 7, 2020 – Marshall Electronics continues to support the industry’s evolving digital broadcast and production workflows with the introduction of four new IP cameras, the CV730-BK Camera, the CV630-IP PTZ Camera, the CV420-30X-IP Camera, and the CV355-30X-IP Camera. These new offerings give Marshall Electronics customers the ability to easily integrate versatile HD […]

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Matrix Integration Acquires Cornwell Communications, Inc.


Matrix Integration, an IT solutions provider for more businesses and schools in Indiana, Kentucky and beyond, has announced the acquisition of Cornwell Communications, Inc. of Bloomington, Indiana. This will be the fourth location for Matrix Integration, which also has offices in Jasper, Indiana; Fishers, Indiana; and Louisville, Kentucky. Matrix Integration plans to expand the offerings […]

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X2O Media Partners with FutureDJs to Deliver Immersive Remote Learning Experiences


Montréal—April 7, 2020—X2O Media today announced a global partnership with pioneering music education company FutureDJs to deliver an immersive remote learning experience. X2O Media, part of the STRATACACHE family of marketing technology companies, and FutureDJs will make world class music education widely accessible globally, all powered by X2O Media’s virtual classroom technology. FutureDJs are providing […]

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Interra Systems Solves Critical Lip Sync Issues for Media Companies


CUPERTINO, Calif. — April 7, 2020 — Interra Systems, a leading global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, today announced BATON LipSync, an automated tool for lip sync detection and verification. BATON LipSync leverages machine learning (ML) technology and deep neural networks to automatically detect audio and video sync errors. Using […]

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Peavey Commercial Audio Announces New UK Sales Strategy


MERIDIAN, MS — Peavey Commercial Audio® announces that moving forward, the company will handle its own sales and consulting for its commercial audio division in the United Kingdom. These core functions were handled previously by the company’s UK distribution partner, Barnes & Mullins, which will continue to distribute the Peavey® line of musical instruments and […]

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Brompton Technology powers NME Awards’ greatest LED display to date


April 07, 2020. One of the highlights of the music industry’s calendar, the annual NME Awards, took place last month in London with its most ambitious AV design to date, centred around a 158 panel ROE Black Onyx staggered LED display lining the perimeter of the stage, and employing four Tessera SX40 high capacity processors combined […]

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Solid-State Digital Control of Electricity Now Possible in Every Powered Product with Amber Solutions’ Patented Technologies


DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA, April 7, 2020 – Amber Solutions, a cutting-edge creator of modern, hyper-intelligent electrical architecture, today announced that the solid-state digital control of electricity is now possible in every device, appliance, power cord and endpoint with the immediate commercial availability of its newly-patented Amber AC/DC Enabler™ and Amber AC Switch™. The AC/DC Enabler is a patented, UL-certified and globally […]

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HoverCam Now Shipping Document Camera With 4K Video Output


HoverCam is now shipping its Ultra 10 document camera, which is a 4K video output, Android computer-integrated, 7.1-inch multitouch tablet screen with a 16-megapixel camera sensor. With Ultra 10, users can connect wirelessly to any display, IFP or projector through the included 4K transmitter to record lessons, capture images and show live video in 4K […]

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