Hybrid Working and the Next Normal: My Thoughts on Poly’s New Study

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I received an email last week telling me about Poly’s (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) latest virtual event, introducing its study on the market. The report, dubbed “Hybrid Working: Creating the ‘Next Normal’ in Work Practices, Spaces and Culture,” was made to “highlight the shift in focus from place of work to purpose of work as […]

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AVer Just Introduced the Best Classroom and Remote Learning Camera Ever!

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AVer Information today launched the TR310 AI Auto Tracking Distance Learning Camera. Designed specifically for the evolving K-12 distance learning classroom, the TR310 integrates Artificial Intelligence to automatically detect the teacher’s movement within the classroom (allowing them to focus on delivering their curriculum instead of worrying about staying within the camera’s view). The Artificial Intelligence […]

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Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Mini Pro ISO Production Switcher

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Blackmagic Design announced the ATEM Mini Pro ISO Thursday. It’s a new live production switcher with a five-channel stream recording engine that allows all video inputs to be recorded — allowing a live production to be edited after the event. This also allows users to get a clean feed of all inputs and use edit […]

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Extron Announces Interactive Wayfinding Interface for Real-Time Meeting Space Availability

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Extron announced the availability of the TLSI 201, an interactive Wayfinding Interface that provides real-time meeting space availability, status and location information using a centralized display. Designed to connect directly with Extron Room Scheduling panels, the Interactive Wayfinding Interface enables users to locate and book meeting spaces easily and make ad hoc meeting reservations. Configure […]

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Microsoft Follows Zoom and Launches Personal Teams Devices for Homes and Offices

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Microsoft has announced new Microsoft Teams displays, a category of all-in-one dedicated Teams devices (basically a personal Teams touch screen) integrated with voice control via Microsoft Cortana. Microsoft is marketing these as personal workspace devices that integrate with Teams collaboration and communication for your home and small office environments — think of them as personal […]

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Marantz Adds Slimline 8K Ultra HD AV Receiver

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Marantz announced its latest slimline 8K Ultra HD AV receiver, the NR1711, on Thursday. Identical power is provided on all channels (50 watts per channel: 8-ohm, 20 hertz – 20 kilohertz, THD: 0.08%, two-channel drive) with low-impedance driver capability. The NR1711 enables users to transform and upgrade their home cinema experience to support multidimensional object-oriented […]

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LG to Debut New 0.9-mm and 1.2-mm Flagship LED Line Next Month Under LSAA Lineup

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LG Business Solutions is launching an LED Signage system in the United States in August. The LG LSAA LED Signage series, which represents the flagship of LG’s line, will be available initially in a 1.2-millimeter pixel pitch version, followed by 0.9 and 1.5-mm models later this year. LG designed this solution around a single LED […]

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Origin Acoustics Is Shipping Its New Line of Performance Subwoofers

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Origin Acoustics is now fully stocked and shipping its new line of Performance Subwoofers. The new Performance Subwoofer series delivers more volume, lower frequencies, a better aesthetic and it all sits in a smaller cabinet — according to Origin. The line features three floor-standing models with a $500 8-inch, $700 10-inch and $900 12-inch driver […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications and Sharp Business Systems Team up to Make Remote Concierge Station

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Yamaha Unified Communications and Sharp Business Systems have partnered to provide the hospitality, enterprise, education, health care and government industries with a post-COVID Remote Concierge Station solution. This partnership results in a combination of Sharp’s 40-inch or 50-inch flat-screens and Yamaha’s CS-700 Video Sound Bar in a mobile stand to allow organizations to staff key […]

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Here Is the Latest Info on Almo’s “Distance Learning Preparedness” Webinar

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In the face of a global pandemic, Almo Professional A/V offers its partners with a distance learning plan comprised of Revenue Generating Connectivity Solutions, products and the preparation needed to be a valuable asset to educational institutions for the 2020-21 school year and beyond. Today’s educators face the start of a school year unlike any […]

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Extron Now Shipping HAE 100 4K Plus Audio De-embedder

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Extron has started shipping its HAE 100 4K Plus audio de-embedder. The HAE 100 4K Plus extracts audio from a 4K HDMI source and provides outputs for stereo and dual-mono analog audio signals and digital audio multichannel or two-channel formats. It is HDCP compliant to ensure display of content-protected media and supports data rates up […]

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Projected Rebound of Southeast Asia Economy Allows for Potential Business Growth in AV

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With Southeast Asia poised to rebound in 2021 to become one of the most promising markets worldwide, the established InfoComm Southeast Asia platform offers professional audiovisual companies an opportunity to leverage this market potential and pursue business growth. Despite a gloomy global economic outlook and a general slowdown in 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]

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Barix Adds Upgrades to RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Solution

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Barix has announced upgrades for its RetailPlayer multisite background music streaming solution that enhance its versatility, help fault tolerance and expand the network connectivity options for its hardware endpoints. New Wi-Fi support is complemented by extended scheduling and fail over capabilities along with automated or manual playback of prerecorded announcements. Offering the latest background music […]

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PSNI Global Alliance Adds Newest North American Member: IVCi

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PSNI Global Alliance just added IVCi as its latest member in North America. Established in New York state for over 25 years, IVCi brings years of experience in collaborative AV. “PSNI Global Alliance holds the highest standards in the industry and are a leading name in trusted expertise,” said Tim Hennen, chief technology officer for […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Beamforming Microphone Array Technology

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ClearOne just announced Wednesday that it has been awarded another new patent relating to beamforming microphone array technology by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. ClearOne’s new patent, US Patent No. 10,728,653 (the “’653 Patent”), is entitled “Ceiling Tile Microphone.” It describes a ceiling tile microphone that includes beamforming, acoustic echo cancellation and adaptive acoustic […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 1: How Studio-4 and Norbert Kreuzer Are Helping Future #AVtweeps Find the AV Market

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Although this is, officially, the first episode of Alexis La Broi’s all-new workforce-development-focused videocast for rAVe RADIO, it’s really her second. Last month, Alexis was asked to join Gary Kayye on the 988th episode of Rants & rAVes to talk about her mission to bring young people into the AV industry — that episode also […]

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AGA – Privacy Policy

rAVe [PUBS] Privacy Policy This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit, interact with or make a purchase from www.ravepubs.com (the “Site”). PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, […]

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Panasonic Expands Studio Camera Lineup with New 4K Solution

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Panasonic announced an expansion to its studio camera lineup with the AK-UC3300, designed to provide production teams with a 4K solution for inside studios and live events. (The AK-UC3300 camera was designed specifically for live production, broadcast, houses of worship, rental and staging and esports environments.) Like Panasonic’s flagship AK-UC4000 studio camera, the AK-UC3300 supports […]

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Spectrum Industries Announces Adjustable Height Slim Lectern

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Spectrum Industries has announced the release of its newest lectern, the new Adjustable Height, Slim Lectern. The Adjustable Height Slim Lectern features 10 inches of electrical height adjustment to the top surface and can be specified with an optional 6RU removable rack to support AV environments. The removable rack, along with a removable audience panel, […]

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EnGenius Technologies Releases Cloud-managed Wi-Fi 6 Wireless AP

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EnGenius Technologies detailed the release of its new EnGenius ECW260 Cloud Managed Wi-Fi 6 Outdoor Dual-Band Wireless AP designed to handle large crowds on multiple devices using the fastest speeds available. The AP uses Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology and is aimed at airports, smart cities, campuses, parks and large industrial sites — and can maintain […]

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Atomos Enables 4K ProRes RAW Recording With Sony Alpha 7S III

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Atomos just announced RAW recording at up to 4K@60Hz via HDMI from Sony’s new Alpha 7S III (ILCE-7SM3) full-frame mirrorless camera to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. The Alpha 7S III has a CMOS image sensor, and the Ninja V can record its full dynamic range in Apple ProRes RAW for maximum detail and latitude […]

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The Aesthetics of Atlas’ New Atmosphere Product Line Shows It’s Different

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AtlasIED says its new Atmosphere digital audio platform is designed for use in restaurants, bars, hotels, school campuses, houses of worship, retail establishments and other commercial environments. Atmosphere claims its digital audio processors, amplifiers, graphical user interfaces, and programming software and controls — which are designed with touchless control, automation and artificial intelligence — are […]

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New L-Acoustics M1 Suite Pairs System Measurement and Control Software for One Solution

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L-Acoustics just introduced the M1 suite of measurement and monitoring tools for data acquisition and live monitoring. The M1 suite pairs system measurement and control software to work natively as one solution for calibration. Tuning of a venue requires both data capture and analysis and calibration processes typically involve estimating optimum EQ and alignment settings, […]

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AV LinkPro Adds Automated Attendant to Video Intercom Systems

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AV LinkPro just launched the V-Sense, a new touch-less intercom add-on, basically adding an automated attendant to video intercom systems. This contactless and hygienic solution combines facial recognition technology and a voice-activated system and works with door intercom products from DoorBird, Aiphone, 2N, Holovision, Siedle, Came BPT and others by providing the added feature of […]

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Want to Learn More About the Industry’s Only Proposed AV-over-IP Standard, IPMX?

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The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) launched a new website Monday dedicated to the alliance’s Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) proposed set of open standards and specifications. “The IPMX website makes it easy for anyone to learn more about this exciting approach to AV over IP,” said David Chiappini, working group chair, Pro AV […]

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Sony Debuts VPL-GTZ380 Flagship Projector Using New 4K DCI Chip — Capable of 120Hz Refresh Too!

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Sony Electronics launched the VPL-GTZ380 Monday — marketed as its new flagship elective 3LCD, SXRD projector with a native 4096×2160 4K DCI chipset. Integrated with 10,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-GTZ380 features a newly developed 0.74” Native 4K SXRD panel that Sony specs at 16,000:1 contrast ratio. By adopting a new liquid crystal material for the […]

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LG Business Solutions Releases BIM Drawings

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LG Business Solutions USA has launched a library of Building Information Modeling (BIM) online resources to help architects, systems designers and AV contractors spec LG gear into building projects. The library was developed through a new partnership with BIMsmith, a product research platform for building professionals. According to Dan Smith, LG’s vice president of business […]

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Updated: Digital Signage Software Platform Provider, SignageOS, Received $2 Million in Funding From Reflex Capital

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  An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Reflex Capital was rumored to now own around 40% of signageOS. The ownership percentage has been confirmed as “less than 15%” according to signageOS CEO Stan Richter. SignageOS just told rAVe that the company received $2 million in early-stage funding from Reflex Capital, a private […]

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[COVID-19 IMPACT] How will Universities navigate the post pandemic world? | Panel Discussion + more

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Join us for a panel discussion featuring T1V partners and leaders in education as we address COVID-19 and the impact on education, from undergraduate education to graduate and research programs. As leaders are faced with the impossible task of how to ‘go back’ this fall, our panel will address some of the biggest challenges they […]

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L-Acoustics Releases M1 Suite of Measurement and Monitoring Tools

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MARCOUSSIS, France – July 2020 – In tandem with the recent release of LA Network Manager 3, L-Acoustics takes its industry-leading sound reinforcement system control and monitoring software to a new level with the introduction of the M1 suite, a comprehensive set of measurement and monitoring tools. From data acquisition through system tuning to live […]

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