Trinnov Audio Releases Software Upgrade for Altitude32, Altitude16

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Trinnov Audio just announced the release of software version 4.2.16, an upgrade for the Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors that incorporates an object viewer for Dolby Atmos. Now Altitude owners will be able to use the processor’s user interface to see a graphic three-dimensional representation of the location of each sound object, all in real-time. The […]

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Office Based Headsets — A Key Element of the Home Working Revolution

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By Kane McKenna Futuresource Consulting The rate of growth in the office based headset market has been steadily increasing in recent years. A key driver of this has been the rising importance of video conferencing, explored in Futuresource’s 2020 Video Conferencing report. Many end users have been looking to improve their videoconferencing experience, leading to […]

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Roland Releases Update for FANTOM 6, 7 and 8 Synthesizers

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Roland has announced the Version 2.0 update for owners of the FANTOM 6, 7, and 8 synthesizers. Leveraging the expandable power of the ZEN-Core Synthesis System at the heart of the FANTOM series, this free, user-installable update delivers major enhancements to the sampling, sequencing, effects and routing capabilities, while also providing new customization options for […]

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Williams AV Ships WiFi-based IR+ Assisted Listening System

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Williams AV just started shipping the industry’s first IR system that combines an infrared WaveCast audio over Wi-Fi system in one box. This scalable Infrared System uses a Distributed Emitter Array (DEA) design to accommodate up to 16 emitters with flexible coverage in up to 288,000 square feet (26,750 square meters). The IR Plus features […]

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Roland to Sponsor NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual

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Roland Professional A/V announced its sponsorship of NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual event (2020 P2Pv), a year-long initiative that will help integrators through business transformation conversations at a critical market juncture. To support integrators as they evolve in a constantly changing market, Pivot to Profit began in 2016 as a two-day event focused on […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1007: I Talked to Both the AVIXA/InfoComm and ISE Show Leadership to Get the Facts About the 2021 Events

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I was honored to have both the managing director of ISE, Mike Blackman, and the CEO of AVIXA, Dave Labuskes, on my videocast Thursday. The subject? The earlier-this-week show shuffle that ended with ISE’s European-centered AV mega show and the famed InfoComm show both scheduled for June 2021. After watching this, you’ll be convinced this […]

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Extron Announces New DTP2 Switchers, Receivers

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Extron announced the availability of the DTP2 R 212 and the DTP2 R 212 SA, two next generation DTP2 switcher/receivers with all-new performance and capabilities. Both models feature DTP2 inputs designed to work with Extron DTP-enabled products for extending HDMI, audio and control signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. […]

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Mimo Provides PoE Touch Controller for New Lenovo Google Meet UCC Appliance

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Mimo Monitors has launched a Ethernet-powered Series One Touch Controller is included in the new Series One Google Meet hardware kit from Lenovo. Designed from the ground up by Google Cloud and Mimo Monitors, this new touch screen controller is connected and powered over a single Ethernet (CAT5e) cable. Combining software and hardware together, the […]

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CEDIA Announces Finalists for 2020 Best New Products Awards

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The finalists for the 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards program in the Americas region have been announced. The honors feature hardware and software products from top CEDIA member manufacturing companies and trade suppliers. “The technology showcased by this year’s Best New Products finalists is out of this world,” said CEDIA Senior Vice President of […]

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Barco Goes Greener, Reaches 2020 Sustainability Target

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Barco just told rAVe that the company has actually reached its 2020 sustainability target on reducing the carbon footprint of its operations in the fiscal year 2019 — one year in advance. In 2016, Barco first set several five-year sustainability goals to be established by 2020 (compared to 2015). The primary targets were reducing the […]

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McIntosh Adds Two New Amplifiers to Home Audio Lineup

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McIntosh just added two more amplifiers in the form of the MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. Featuring styling reminiscent of the company’s 1950s and 1960s designs, the MC830 and C8 are full of modern-day technology to produce a home audio experience. MC830 The MC830 is a one-channel solid-state amplifier that has […]

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Black Box Digital Workplace Supports New Era of Unified Communications and Collaboration

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New Service Gives Employees Freedom to Communicate and Collaborate With Each Other From Any Device and Any Location With the Apps They Already Use PITTSBURGH — Sept. 15, 2020 — Black Box, a global solutions integrator, today unveiled the Digital Workplace, a service focused on unified communications and collaboration (UCC) in today’s increasingly digital and […]

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Samsung + Hollywood Park Partner in Comprehensive, Multi-Year Agreement Dedicated to Enhancing the Fan Experience

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SoFi Stadium’s 70,000 Square-Foot Videoboard Exclusively Built with Samsung LED Display Technology, is the Largest in Sports    LOS ANGELES — September 15, 2020 — Samsung has been named the Official Mobile, TV and Display partner of Hollywood Park, a 298-acre sports and entertainment destination, inclusive of SoFi Stadium and a 6,000-seat performance venue. Samsung’s […]

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BenQ and Zoom Team Up to Make Certified Videoconferencing Displays

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BenQ today announced that the company will deliver Zoom-certified displays. The displays (no specific models listed yet) will be Zoom-certified and will be compatible with Zoom Rooms through OPS. The large-format displays comprise digital signage and interactive displays and will integrate the Zoom app. BenQ displays with Zoom will enable remote screen sharing, content collaboration, and […]

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Bowers & Wilkins launches special PX7 Carbon Edition wireless headphones to celebrate a decade of headphone success

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North Reading, MA – September 16, 2020: Over the past 12 months, Bowers & Wilkins has enjoyed outstanding success with its flagship PX7 over-ear wireless headphones. These adaptive noise-cancelling designs offer an unmatched combination of breathtaking sound quality, smart features and supreme comfort which together have helped them win countless awards and recommendations around the […]

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Meyer Sound Meets Billy Strings at the Drive-In with LEOPARD System Provided by DBS Audio Systems

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As drive-in concerts continue to provide an interim solution in the live sound market, bluegrass sensation Billy Strings put on his first shows with a live audience since March 2020. The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, PA outdoor parking lot venue was powered by a Meyer Sound LEOPARD® reinforcement system for […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Announces New Range B-Line Ultra HD Pro TVs

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Philips Professional Display Solutions just announced its new range of Google and Crestron-Connected certified B-Line Ultra HD pro TVs for collaboration in meeting rooms, education settings and hospitality environments. First unveiled in February during ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, the new B-Line range is one of Philips Professional Display Solutions’ most advanced and flexible pro TV […]

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New Crestron & Google Certified B-Line Pro display range now available from Philips

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Designed for maximum versatility, Philips B-Line displays are equipped to enhance meeting room collaboration in office environments and bring new levels of simplicity to sharing and scheduling content in a wide range of settings including education and food and beverage    Amsterdam, September 2020: Philips Professional Display Solutions is excited to announce the availability of […]

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Arco’s Centrale Caffe Brought To Life With ADORN and Blackline

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Arco, Italy – September 2020. Situated in the northern Italian town of Arco, the Centrale Caffe recently underwent a complete renovation, which in addition to the general interior and patio also included the sound and video systems. Local contractors, Iiriti srl, were brought in, and having installed Martin Audio systems many times in the past, again recommended the […]

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BenQ Teams Up With Zoom to Deliver Certified Video Conferencing Displays for Modern Meeting Rooms

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TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept 16, 2020 — BenQ, internationally renowned innovator of visual display technology and digital lifestyle devices, today announced that BenQ large-format displays will now deliver solutions with Zoom Video Communications Inc. The large-format displays comprise digital signage and interactive displays. The integration with Zoom affirms BenQ’s commitment to present and future corporate requirements […]

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RSI Chooses Ross Camera Motion Systems To Increase Efficiency And Quality

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Ottawa, Canada, September 16th 2020 – Radiotelevisione Svizzera di lingua Italiana (RSI) is a public broadcaster based in Lugano that produces television and radio content for Switzerland’s Italian-speaking population. Part of SRG SSR (the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation), RSI was founded in 1925 and reaches around 8% of the 8.65M Swiss population daily.   In 2018 […]

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Vectorworks, Inc. Launches 2021 Version of BIM and Design Software

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Theme is quality and performance enhancements to empower designers with simplicity needed to design the complex Columbia, MD (September 16, 2020)—Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. has launched Vectorworks 2021 with a continued emphasis on improving product quality, performance and the user experience. This latest release includes Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and […]

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NEC Announces UNIVERGE BLUE EXTEND Integration Platform

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Irving, Texas – September 16, 2020 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is announcing the general availability of the new UNIVERGE BLUE® EXTEND integrations platform for NEC’s UNIVERGE BLUE CLOUD SERVICES. NEC’s UNIVERGE BLUE EXTEND provides customers with the ability to combine powerful voice, chat, video conferencing and contact center functionalities provided by UNIVERGE BLUE® […]

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Key Digital Perfects USB Camera and Extension Solution

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KD-XUSB2 offers reliable extension on 2.0 devices including KD-CAMUSB up to 50m MOUNT VERNON, NY – September 16, 2020 – Key Digital, the award-winning manufacturer of professional AV and control systems, invites dealers, integrators, and installers to explore the KD-XUSB2 USB 2.0 extender kit released earlier this year. This transmitter and receiver kit optimizes extension […]

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Visavvi Joins PSNI Global Alliance as Its Newest CSP

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The PSNI Global Alliance has added U.K. integrator Visavvi to its worldwide member network of certified solution providers (CSPs). Visavvi, part of the Saville Group, joins PSNI as its newest CSP in the U.K. Chris Miller, executive director at PSNI, said: “With technology changing at an unprecedented pace, and with the arrival of COVID, the […]

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Crestron and Delos Partner to Integrate Control System With Home Wellness Intelligence Network

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Crestron and Delos, a wellness real estate firm based in New York, today announce an integration between the Crestron 3-Series Control System and the Delos DARWI Home Wellness Intelligence Network. The Crestron 3-Series Control System integrates with DARWIN to control lighting, shades, HVAC and audio within the DARWIN platform. Features like control of tunable lighting, […]

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Savant Partners With Robern for Bathroom Lighting Solution

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Savant has partnered with Robern, a premier manufacturer of luxury furnishings for bathrooms to pair its circadian lighting with the tunable white LED lighting available in Robern’s cabinetry, vanities and mirrors, making a healthier lifestyle available in more places throughout the home. Robern has been a resource for designers, architects and consumers seeking modern, highly […]

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VuWall Achieves ISO 9001:2015 for QMS Governing Its Products

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VuWall announced Wednesday that the company has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 for the quality management system (QMS) governing the manufacturing, production, operations and support of its products. The result of six months of extensive internal development and external validation by TÜV SÜD, who has been certifying and auditing their customers for 150 […]

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New ISE 2021 Dates Set for June

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It looks like the industry pundits that predicted the ISE’s demise for 2021 were wrong as Integrated Systems Events, today, issued a statement that their new 2021 dates are 1-4 June and it will still be held at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. The decision to reschedule ISE 2021 from February to June […]

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Acurus Shows Integrated Surround Processor Ecosystem

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Acurus just showed its integrated surround processor ecosystem that integrates its new room correction solution called ASPEQT. Combined with Acurus amplifier offerings, the 2RU M8, and the Class A/B A2000 Series, the Acurus ecosystem is a self-contained Home Cinema solution. This new processor ecosystem, with its easy-to-use setup and added room calibration via ASPEQT, meets […]

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