Zoom Is the Apple of AV, Cisco Is Microsoft and Poly Is Motorola

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I had this thought back at Zoomtopia 2018, but after Zoomtopia 2019, it’s clear: Zoom is the Apple of the AV industry. Zoom is what? All of the eyes in AV were looking at Zoom yesterday. If you don’t believe me, look at the social stats of tweets and LinkedIn posts about Zoom Video Communications, […]

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Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching Adds Jabra PanaCast Compatibility

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Jabra announced today that Zoom Video Communications, Inc. selected the Jabra PanaCast as the video solution for its new telepresence capability, Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching. Announced this week at Zoomtopia, Zoom’s user conference, the Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching is an added feature to Zoom Rooms. (Zoom Rooms equips every sized conference room with all of […]

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DTEN ON 55″ Zoom Rooms for Touch Appliance Announced at Zoomtopia

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Functioning as a Zoom Rooms for Touch Appliance, the DTEN ON 55’’ is a dedicated 4K resolution touch Zoom-based Collaboration Board (think Google Jamboard, but for Zoom) that includes video conferencing, a mic-array, speakers, a camera and interactive whiteboarding as well as annotation. But, instead of buying the board outright, you an lease it or […]

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Poly Studio X Series Video Bar Announced at Zoomtopia 2019

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Yesterday at Zoomtopia, Poly announced two new purpose-built, all-in-one video bars, the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50. The Poly Studio X Series does not require an external PC or Mac to drive the Zoom Rooms experience and features new Poly MeetingAI capabilities for audio and video experiences built on machine learning and artificial […]

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Zoom and Neat Launch a Meeting Room System

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Yesterday at Zoomtopia 2019, Neat launched a Zoom-certified meeting room system that it says was built from the ground up and developed in close partnership with Zoom. In fact, the company said that Zoom has financially invested and will actually handle technical support for it, too. Based in Oslo, Norway, Neat has offices in the […]

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Actus Digital Agrees to Distributor Partnership With Video Systems in Brazil

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BOSTON, Mass. — Oct. 16, 2019 — Actus Digital, a leading provider of compliance and media monitoring solutions, today announced a new partnership with Video Systems. Video Systems, located in São Paulo, will serve as Actus Digital’s Brazilian distributor, driving growth in the South American market. Previously, Video Systems represented Volicon in Brazil. “When Volicon […]

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FSR’s Smart-Way System Stops the Show During NECA 2019

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Las Vegas, NV  October 15, 2019 — FSR, a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of infrastructure solution products for the Audio/Video, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), Education, Corporate, Hospitality and Government markets, is proud to announce that its Smart-Way On-Floor Raceway System has scored the Showstopper Award at the 2019 National Electrical Contractors Association […]

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LundHalsey Premier Broadcast Consoles Now Available in the U.S. and Showcased at 2019 NAB Show New York

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FAIRFIELD, N.J. — Oct. 16, 2019 — At InfoComm 2019, LundHalsey announced a partnership with Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, making LundHalsey’s premier line of furniture solutions available in the U.S. for first time. Now broadcasters can experience the Kontrol Command fixed-height console, the Kontrol Air height-adjustable console, and the E-Type II fixed-height […]

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TrueConf Unveils Plug-and-Play Video Conferencing System

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16 October 2019, Moscow — TrueConf, a leading video conferencing developer, today announced the availability of TrueConf Group, a video conferencing endpoint with built-in MCU that delivers high-quality video and premium audio clarity. TrueConf Group will be available for shipping globally this autumn in multiple configurations as ready-to-use kits for meeting rooms. TrueConf Group is […]

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Nureva granted three patents for its ground-breaking Microphone Mist™ technology platform

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Calgary, Alberta — October 16, 2019 — Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued three new patents for the company’s Microphone Mist technology platform. Patents numbered 10,063,987 and 10,397,726 describe the ability to focus sound signals in a shared 3D space, and patent 10,387,108 describes the […]

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Crestron Releases Flex for Zoom Rooms at Zoomtopia 2019

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Crestron debuted the Crestron Flex for Zoom Rooms at Zoomtopia 2019, Zoom’s annual user conference (Oct. 15-16 in San Jose, California). The Crestron Flex is a line of unified communications solutions that come with native Zoom Rooms software functionality. “Crestron Flex for Zoom Rooms raises the bar,” said Eric Yu, hardware partnership manager of Zoom. […]

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Zoom Announces Expanded Platform, New Technologies at Zoomtopia 2019

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Zoom Video Communications just announced at Zoomtopia 2019 (its annual user conference) that major additions are coming to its software platforms. All of these, which are outlined below, will be become available on the platform by the end of January 2020. New Zoom Rooms Appliances: These are purpose-built Zoom Rooms hardware devices that Zoom is […]

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Yamaha YVC-1000 USB and Bluetooth Speakerphone Now Zoom Certified

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Yamaha just announced that the Yamaha YVC-1000 USB and Bluetooth speakerphone for Zoom Rooms are now Zoom certified. Designed for medium and large conference spaces and multipurpose meeting rooms, the Yamaha YVC-1000 USB and Bluetooth audio solution features a separate microphone and full-range speaker unit that can be placed close to a display for blended […]

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URC Adds Two-Way Total Control of QMotion Qadvanced Shades

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URC today added a two-way module for Total Control of Qadvanced automated roller shading systems from QMotion (a brand of Legrand). The module, available to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal, makes it easy for commercial or residential end users using any URC Total Control interface to raise, lower, stop and set the level […]

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Clair Solutions Installs Bose Professional Components in New Music Venue “Analog” at Nashville’s Iconic Hutton Hotel

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FRAMINGHAM, MA – Oct. 15, 2019 – As part of ongoing renovations, Nashville’s iconic Hutton Hotel recently completed work on a new live music venue, alongside “Writers Studios” production rooms conceived by acclaimed musicians Dierks Bentley and Ryan Tedder. Spearheaded by L.A.-based GreenLight Media, Nashville-based British acoustician Michael Cronin was hired to bring the venue and the […]

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Zoom Partner Program Expanded, Integrator Certification Added

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Zoom announced they’ve changed its hardware and integrator partner programs and not only added a recertification program but also added tiers to it, too. Established in 2018 to help customers implement hardware and streamline the deployment of Zoom Rooms and other Zoom products, the Zoom partner program provides an ecosystem approach of Zoom solutions. The […]

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Extron Introduces the XTP II CP 4i HD DMA 4K PLUS XTP Input Board

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Extron has introduced the XTP II CP 4i HD DMA 4K PLUS, an XTP input board that provides four HDMI inputs with multi-channel audio downmixing and stereo audio connectivity. It is HDCP 2.2-compliant and accommodates data rates up to 18 Gbps for support of video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 color sampling. Multichannel audio […]

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Jabra Teams up with Zoom to Offer a Fully Immersive Video Conferencing Experience

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LOWELL, MA, October 15, 2019 –– Jabra, a leader in audio and video communications solutions, today announces that the Jabra PanaCast, engineered to be the world’s first intelligent Panoramic-4K plug-and-play video solution, was selected by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. as the video solution for its new telepresence capability, Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching. The Jabra PanaCast was selected […]

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Martin Audio WPL Debuts at 20th Anniversary of Rock in Japan

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Hitachinaka, Japan – October, 2019. Celebrating its 20th anniversary year and extended to five days for the 2019 edition, the mighty Rock In Japan festival also marked the Japanese debut of Martin Audio’s flagship Wavefront Precision Longbow (WPL). Running on seven stages over two weekends at Hitachi Seaside Park, music lovers from all across Japan congregated at the […]

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TruAudio Custom-Length Sound Bars Ship

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TruAudio custom-length sound bars are now shipping. With a depth of only 2.4″ and available in a two-channel configuration, one option includes four 4.5” polypropylene woofers and two 1” silk dome tweeters, while a second option includes four 4.5” carbon fiber woofers and two 1” titanium tweeters. The TruAudio custom-length sound bars can be ordered […]

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Crestron Flex for Zoom Rooms to Make World Debut at Zoomtopia 2019 Conference

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Rockleigh, NJ – October 14, 2019 – Crestron, a global leader in modern workplace technology, will welcome guests to its booth at the Zoomtopia 2019 conference, Oct. 15 – 16, in San Jose, for the worldwide debut of Crestron Flex for Zoom Rooms, the company’s new line of intelligent Unified Communications solutions. Now shipping, Crestron […]

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LG Launches UT770H Nanocell Smart TVs for Hospitality

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LG Business Solutions USA has launched the first 4K Ultra TVs designed specifically for the hospitality market with NanoCell display technology. LG’s UT770H series of Pro:Centric smart hospitality TVs brings LG’s LCD TV display technology from the consumer market into the hotel room for the first time. These new hotel TVs leverage the power of […]

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RTI Names New CEO

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SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Oct. 11, 2019 — RTI, global leader in control and automation, today announced the appointment of Mark Derus as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Derus will focus on driving business growth globally and expanding the company’s commercial market presence. He will continue to build on the initiatives RTI has successfully implemented over […]

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Crestron Showcasing Simple, Consistent Experience in Every Campus Space at EDUCAUSE

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Rockleigh, NJ – October 14th, 2019 – Crestron, a global leader in classroom technology, is demonstrating its simple, scalable solutions for every learning and meeting space on campus at the EDUCAUSE® Annual Conference 2019, booth #725, October 14 – 17, Chicago, IL. Guests will see how Crestron active learning solutions transform classrooms into dynamic learning environments that are […]

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Yamaha YVC-1000 Unified Communications Speakerphone Certified by Zoom

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SUDBURY, Mass. — Oct. 14, 2019 — Yamaha has introduced its collaboration with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. with the certification of the Yamaha YVC-1000 USB and Bluetooth speakerphone for Zoom Rooms. The speakerphone has passed Zoom’s stringent certification process to ensure it seamlessly integrates with Zoom software, delivering an easy-to-operate meeting experience with the highest […]

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AtlasIED Joins PSA and ESA; Provides 70-Volt Training to Members

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Phoenix, AZ (October 10, 2019) – AtlasIED, a global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio solutions for commercial and security markets, announces that it has joined two leading security and audio-video trade associations, further bolstering its presence and participation in the commercial security and audio-video marketplace. AtlasIED is now a member of the PSA Security Network, […]

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Visionary Solutions and Automation Connection Partner for DTVGameControl

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Visionary Solutions has partnered with Automation Connection to add support for its AV-over-IP encoders and decoders in Automation Connection’s DTVGameControl software for iPad. DTVGameControl is a floor-plan-based iPad application with integrated guide data for controlling DirecTV, cable and Dish Network receivers, as well as video tiling, video walls and audio sources in any hospitality environment. […]

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MXL Microphones Debuts APS Podcasting Bundle

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MXL Microphones just debuted its APS Podcasting Bundle, including a microphone stand and XLR/USB adapter – specifically designed for live streamers and podcasters. The MXL BCD-1 Broadcast Dynamic Microphone is an end address microphone with a tuned grill that eliminates internal reflections while a built-in swivel mount allows for easier positioning when combined with the […]

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