URC Launches Total Control Integration With Lutron QSX HomeWorks Processors

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URC has launched a two-way IP module for integration of its Total Control system with Lutron’s new QSX HomeWorks processors. The module, which can be used to integrate with Lutron’s HQP7-1 and HQP7-2 processors, is available beginning May 19 to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal. The integration of the Lutron HomeWorks QSX processer […]

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New Poly USB Headset Comes Equipped with Active Noise-Canceling Technology

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Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) unveiled the latest addition Tuesday to the company’s Blackwire line. The Blackwire 8225 is a corded plug-and-play USB headset. It’s designed to reduce background noise and deliver uninterrupted communications so users can work from anywhere. Three settings of hybrid active noise-canceling (ANC) technology allow users to adjust, to fit their […]

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DSE to Host Webinar Series on How to Manage Digital Signage Networks During COVID-19 — Beginning June 2

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) has announced a free webinar series covering specific business verticals and their efforts to manage digital signage networks during the time of COVID-19. The first installment — for higher education — is entitled “Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Ed Digital Signage Networks” and will be presented Tuesday, June 2, at 2 […]

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How to Do AV in an Airport: Moscow’s International Airport Is a Perfect LG Story

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An ambitious undertaking Among the largest and busiest of Russia’s airports, Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow serves tens of millions of passengers and sees hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo passing through each year. To entertain an influx of visitors, Sheremetyevo recently undertook an enormous modernization project that involved the demolition of the airport’s […]

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T1V to Host Webinar On the Impact of COVID-19 In the UCC Space

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On May 21, T1V will host a webinar featuring Dr. David B. Agus, CEO of the Ellison Institute of USC and contributor to CBS News, as the company addresses COVID-19 and the impact on unified communications and collaboration. While stay-at-home orders have been in place in most parts of the country since March, many questions […]

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CEDIA’s New White Paper Can Help You Understand and Prepare for Wi-Fi 6

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CEDIA has released a new white paper titled “Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax): High Efficiency Wi-Fi.” The white paper dives into the new Wi-Fi 6 standard that has been designed to address some of the most prevalent wireless networking issues and provide high-efficiency Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi 6 is the latest wireless networking standard — and it’s fundamentally different […]

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Venue Lighting Effects Offers New Products for Stage Lighting and Control

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Venue Lighting Effects has introduced the Revolver and Tetra Series for stage lighting and control. Designed for performing musicians, DJs, singers, performers, and small- to mid-sized venues, the new Tetra Series includes a full range of cool-running LED lights and versatile control. The new Venue Tetra Control offers lighting control with real-time access for running […]

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PS Audio Releases Stellar Strata Integrated Amplifier

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PS Audio announced Monday the introduction of its Stellar Strata Integrated Amplifier — a 200 watt-per-channel amplifier (into 4 ohms). The Strata integrated amplifier is balanced from input to output for sound quality and quiet operation. Its preamplifier stage features PS Audio’s analog Gain Cell (a control center that eliminates the sonic degradation that can […]

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NSC Announces Xantech TV Director App for Controlling ACM, VoIP Systems

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Nortek Security & Control LLC announced the Xantech TV Director App Monday. The app, made for controlling the Xantech Advanced Control Module (ACM) and Premium 4K Video over IP (VIP) system, requires little to no setup or configuration. It also offers a way to deliver intuitive source control without a dedicated control system’s added cost. […]

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Here’s the Lowdown on ZeeVee’s Product Offerings for Streaming AV-over-IP

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As streaming video explodes, ZeeVee is reminding the market of its AV-over-IP capabilities with streaming. The company’s streaming product offerings include the H.264 Media Module (quad encoder blade) for the HDbridge 3000 encoder, ZyPerMX2 and ZyPerMX4 H.264 encoder appliances, STBi3 Set Top Box and the ZyPerMX Player (EPG). H.264 Media Module for HDbridge 3000: The […]

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Crestron Home Adds Lutron Integration That Simplifies Lighting and Shading

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Crestron announced an addition Monday to its Crestron Home software; through an alliance with Lutron, Crestron Home will integrate with Lutron lighting and shading control. Specifically, it will work with RA2 Select, RadioRA 2, and HomeWorks with QS and QSX control systems. Focusing on ease of deployment, Crestron Home will automatically detect Lutron hardware on […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 985: You Are About to Make a Fortune Selling Audio, Again

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COVID-19 made us all keenly aware of the value of collaboration. And, collaboration without video is just like watching a silent movie. Not only is audio a heck of a lot more profitable than video but, the post-COVID-19 world is going to bring us a plethora of opportunities to sell  “personalized professional audio gear. Oh, […]

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NAB Show 2020 Was Canceled, But NAB Show Express Offered Great Content Anyway

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Like so many trade shows this year, broadcast mega-event NAB Show, originally planned for April in Las Vegas, could not happen due to COVID-19. In its place, NAB organized its virtual NAB Show Express. I registered and attended part of the online event to soak up some industry education and see what the showcase would […]

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Roland Updates Zenbeats, Now Offers Bluetooth MIDI Integration for Mobile

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Roland has announced the release of Zenbeats 1.2, the latest update for its music creation app that runs cross-platform and is free to access on Android, ChromeOS, iOS, Windows and macOS devices. With the 1.2 update, Zenbeats now offers full Bluetooth MIDI integration for mobile devices, as well as several other improvements to Zenbeats’ evolving […]

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Screen Innovations Releases New Mounting System to Accompany Solo and Solo Pro Screens

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Screen Innovations introduced a new mounting system that accommodates the lightweight, compact form factor of SI’s Solo and Solo Pro motorized screens. The Solo Suspended Ceiling Mount System preserves the room’s aesthetic through a design-focused mounting solution that eliminates visible technology and mounting hardware. The new Solo Suspended Ceiling Mount System follows the latest lighting […]

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Medialon Announces Micro-Embedded Solution for Museum Audiovisual Applications

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Medialon has launched a new micro-embedded solution for museum audiovisual (AV) control applications — Showmaster Mini. Showmaster Mini is for simple AV control applications and installation types. It uses a fanless design so it can mount where AV racks aren’t suitable. The ultra-compact design solution is available as standard, with a reduced feature version of […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Almo’s E4v — Beginning May 18!

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For three days next week, Almo Professional A/V is providing the opportunity for resellers and integrators to connect virtually at Almo’s first E4 Evolution. E4 Evolution, or E4v, is a set of regional, virtual events expanding the E4 Experience. Officially announced last week, the E4v is designed to help integrators and resellers evolve and thrive. […]

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URC and Fusion Research Enter Direct Dealer Sales Agreement

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URC and Fusion Research announced a new URC direct dealer sales agreement Thursday. The companies also announced Total Control 2.0 integration of Fusion Research Solo and Duet Music servers. Starting May 14, 2020, authorized URC direct dealers in the U.S. can purchase Fusion Research Solo and Duet music servers from URC for end-user sales to […]

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Collaboration Squared Upgrades “Always On” Video Window Portal

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Collaboration Squared has upgraded its always-on videoconferencing portal Video Window. Video Window is a platform that creates an extension of physical space for inter-office and remote employee communication. The new Video Window Office adds features attention-grabbing features by allowing users to tap on the screen to “knock” to the far side. (No calls to set […]

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Here’s What’s Going to Happen With Wireless Sharing/Wireless Collaboration Post-COVID-19

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By Adam Cox Futuresource Consulting It is not an exaggeration to say that the world as we know it will be forever changed once we emerge from the all-engulfing COVID-19, with one of the major shifts being how we choose to work effectively in the workplace moving forward. Ultimately, collaboration technology is at the center […]

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BrightSign’s Two New Solutions Aim to Help Retailers Meet Post-COVID, No-Touch Standards

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BrightSign released new products Thursday: BrightLink and BrightMenu. According to BrightSign, the solutions will help businesses operate in the face of new health regulations brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. BrightLink is a new touchless solution — it enables users to scan a QR code and remotely control a display via their mobile phones, eliminating […]

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Quividi Now Partnering With Vistar Media

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Quividi announced a partnership Thursday with Vistar Media, a global provider of programmatic technology for DOOH. Quividi’s audience analytics will now be accepted in the Vistar exchange as network impression metrics. Vistar Media and Quividi share a global footprint, with joint DOOH partners in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Through this partnership, media […]

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Artison Releases Two Models of Reacting Cancelling Configuration Architectural Subwoofers

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Artison, a Savant company, has unveiled two new models of Reactance Cancelling Configuration (RCC) architectural subwoofers. The RCC160 MKII In-ceiling Subwoofer is designed to deliver evenly distributed bass reinforcement from the ceiling and provide a balanced, blended audio experience. The RCC160 MKII is designed for active entertainment spaces such as great rooms. When the RCC160 […]

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AMD Targets BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve With New 8K Capable Radeon Card

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AMD announced the release of the AMD Radeon Pro VII workstation graphics card Wednesday. The graphics card, explicitly aimed at broadcast and in-house production facilities, offers 16GB of extreme speed HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory), and support for 6x synchronized displays and high-bandwidth PCIe 4.0 interconnect technology. Claiming to be 26 percent higher 8K image processing […]

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Atomos and Z CAM Partner to Develop ProRes RAW Recording Capability Between Two Products

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Atomos and Z CAM announced Tuesday the development of ProRes RAW recording over HDMI from the E2 cinema camera to the Ninja V 5” HDR monitor-recorder. The Ninja V will record 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW at up to 4K@60Hz. Atomos and Z CAM are also announcing the development of touch screen camera control on the […]

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Nureva Inc. Adds Connectors to Span Workspace

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Nureva Inc. announced the addition of connectors in Span Workspace Wednesday. The connectors allow users to show dependencies between notes with red lines — as would be done during analog brainstorming sessions and structured activities like PI Planning. Companies that have implemented frameworks such as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Scrum Scale need digital alternatives, […]

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Nortek Security & Control Names Quantum Sphere Distributor of Gefen Products for Australia

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Carlsbad, California, May 12, 2020 — Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) today announced the appointment of Quantum Sphere as a distributor of Gefen® products for Australia. Moving forward, Quantum Sphere will supply the full range of Gefen audio and video distribution and management products to their customers. Horacio Morales, international sales director for NSC announced, “We are […]

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Tripleplay Releases Caveman 3.0 Software

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London, UK, 13/05/2020: Leading Enterprise Video, IPTV and Digital Signage manufacturer, Tripleplay, has released its latest software platform, Caveman 3.0, bringing an unrivalled level of integration and unparalleled feature capabilities to the AV/IT market. With 25 new features and improvements and enhancements across the platform, one of the platform’s most significant software releases to date. Tripleplay has continued to develop even more simple innovations, ensuring that […]

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Long Distance Production and Performance Made Possible with Dante Domain Manager

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PORTLAND, Ore., May 13, 2020 – The annual Innovation In Music conference is an international music event that brings together researchers and professionals who are shaping the future of the music industry. The event welcomes academics, artists, producers, engineers, music industry professionals, and manufacturers to come together and hear presentations and discussions on a wide range […]

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Extron Releases Furniture-Mountable Cable Cubby Enclosure With Integrated Network Button Panel

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Extron has announced the availability of the NBP 1200C, a furniture-mountable Cable Cubby enclosure with a Network Button Panel integrated directly into the lid. It combines AV control, connectivity and power, and works with all Extron Pro Series control systems and HC 400 Series products. This customizable control panel works with a control processor to […]

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