National CineMedia’s New NCM/DOOH Group Joins DPAA

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DPAA announced at its annual Video Everywhere Summit that National CineMedia (NCM)’s new NCM/DOOH group has joined the association. Colorado-based National CineMedia (NCM) is the largest cinema advertising network in the U.S., with 20,900 movie screens in more than 1,700 theaters across 190 designated market areas (DMAs), including each of the top 50. NCM Digital […]

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Roland Announces Its First Stand-Alone HDMI-to-USB Video Conversion Device

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Roland announced the UVC-01 USB Video Capture, Roland’s first stand-alone HDMI-to-USB video conversion device. Now available as part of exclusive Roland Livestreaming Bundles in North America, the new UVC-01 seamlessly pairs with the most popular products in the Roland V-series lineup, including the V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer and the V-1HD, V-1HD+, V-8HD and V-60HD video […]

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Vivitek Adds Two New New Wireless Collaboration NovoProjectors

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Vivitek has announced that it is launching two NovoProjectors, the DH3665ZN and DH858N, both of which feature integrated NovoConnect wireless collaboration capabilities. These projectors are designed to be all-in-one solutions and feature on-board wireless presentation and moderator function, making them ideally suited for the BYOD era without additional equipment. It’s possible to display up to […]

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Poly Intros Poly Sync, a New Line of Smart, Portable USB and Bluetooth Speakerphones

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Today at Zoomtopia 2020, Poly announced the Poly Sync Family – Poly Sync 20, Poly Sync 40 and Poly Sync 60 – a new line of smart, portable, USB and Bluetooth speakerphones. According to Poly, the Poly Sync 20 is one of the first USB and Bluetooth speakerphones to receive Zoom’s Personal USB Speakerphone certification. […]

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Three Reasons Free Isn’t the Answer

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Unfortunately, we’ve hit the second wave of COVID-19. Here’s wishing you, your families and your colleagues are safe and healthy. I like the clarity that comes with hindsight. Now’s a great time to look back at some of the business strategies we either initiated (or considered initiating) way back at the beginning of the pandemic. […]

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September: An Interesting Month for Trade Shows

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In case you were not paying attention during the month of September, a few news stories broke regarding industry trade shows: Sept. 16 — ISE announced it was moving from February to June for 2021. Soon after Sept. 16 — InfoComm announced it was keeping its previously planned June dates. Sept. 21 — DSE announces […]

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Extron Intros New ENERGY STAR Qualified Subwoofer Amplifier

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Extron just introduced the NetPA U 8001 SUB, an ENERGY STAR qualified subwoofer amplifier that outputs 800 watts in a plenum rated enclosure that mounts directly to the Extron SF 10C SUB in‑ceiling subwoofer. Dante Domain Manager and AES67 support ensure wide compatibility with enterprise configurations and other network audio devices. With its integrated DSP […]

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MXL Microphones Releases REVELATION MINI FET Mic

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MXL Microphones released the REVELATION MINI FET. Based on the REVELATION and REVELATION II tube microphones, MXL set out to create a microphone with the “warmth” of a tube mic but using the FET circuit with a smaller footprint. MXL’s REVELATION MINI FET utilizes a 32-millimeter center terminating, gold-sputtered capsule combined with a low noise […]

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Meaningful Engagement During a Pandemic — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

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Every year, the DPAA, or Digital Place Based Advertising Association, hosts an event called the Video Everywhere Summit. The event is traditionally held in New York City, positioned as “the largest one-day omnichannel marketing event of the year.” It usually, impressively, includes big household names — last year, it was Adidas, Deloitte, IBM, HP and […]

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Is There Passion in AV?

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Like many people who work in AV, my journey to the industry came about through music. I’m a lifelong, passionate multi-instrumentalist musician, and both a studio and live sound engineer. I’m even lucky enough to have been in a band that had a Billboard chart-topping #1 single some years back. On the business side of […]

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Peerless-AV Recognized With Environmental Management System Implementation and Certification

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Peerless-AV has been recognized with the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) implementation and certification. ISO 14001:2015 helps organizations achieve the intended outcomes of its EMS to: Protect the Environment and achieve established environmental objectives to reduce harm, pollution and emergency accidents while preventing adverse impact from materials and resources used in daily activities. Enhance […]

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Videotel Digital Adds Infrared Buttons to Its Touchless Interactive Products

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Videotel Digital has now added Infrared “Touchless” Buttons to its full array of touchless interactive products. Because today’s consumers are now reluctant to interact with public-facing surfaces, Videotel Digital offers a choice of touchless alternatives that allow customers to continue to interact with no fear of contamination. Videotel’s MOVE, SENSE, WAVE, TAP and QR give […]

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Jabra and HP Team for Microsoft Teams and Zoom Room Certified RBS Bundle

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Jabra announced a UCC-based bundle combining video and audio solutions for meeting rooms in collaboration with HP. The bundle features Jabra PanaCast, a 180 degree Panoramic-4K USB camera and HP Elite Slice room PC for UCC systems. The bundle is designed as a RBS — room-based systems — solution to UCC for video and audio […]

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Futuresource Consulting Studies Future of Professional Speakers Post-COVID-19

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The market for professional loudspeakers posted global revenues of nearly $3 billion in 2019, an increase of almost 7%, according to the latest professional loudspeaker industry report from Futuresource Consulting. One of the report’s key themes this year was the impact of COVID-19 and its significant effects on forecasts moving forward. The segment most affected […]

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How Resellers Can Price Digital Signage

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MVIX DIGITAL SIGNAGE By Lillyan Wamaitha Mvix Digital Signage Digital signage presents a multitude of opportunities for AV integrators and other managed service providers. From financial institutions and corporate offices to educational institutions, health care, manufacturing, cinemas, restaurants, retail stores, transport, car dealerships, fitness centers and salons — the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1011: Delivering a Secure AV Experience in Today’s New Hybrid World

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Vice President of Business Development Jessica McDowell discusses how integrators can lean on SYNNEX to deliver secure AV to support customers in today’s new hybrid environments. SYNNEX offers an industry-leading product line card, certified design engineers, security assessments and extensive training opportunities. With increased levels of collaboration and almost everything being connected to the network today, now […]

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MIDI 2.0 Continues Rapid Evolution Prior to Product Releases

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MIDI Manufacturers adopt 13 new specifications for MIDI 2.0 gear Los Angeles, CA – October 2020… One reason for the success—and longevity—of the original MIDI specification was the care that went into developing a “bullet-proof” spec before products were introduced. Now, history is repeating itself with MIDI 2.0. In the past month, members of the […]

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ENGAGE with the AV Industry’s Very First Esports Subscription Service

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IVCi launched their new esports service, ENGAGE, last weekend and celebrated the milestone with a collegiate Valorant Tournament. IVCi’s ENGAGE esports service is a turnkey program for educational institutions that either have or are developing esports programs. ENGAGE subscriptions are fully inclusive of hardware, furnishings, support services, and life cycle management. Subscriptions are available in […]

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Pure Resonance Audio’s Lowest Profile Drop Ceiling Tile Speaker Yet – The SP8 SoundPlane

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The SP8 SoundPlane ceiling tile speaker is the newest addition to Pure Resonance Audio’s drop tile speakers, adding an elegant but affordable drop tile solution. The Pure Resonance Audio SP8 is only 3.9” deep, making it a unique speaker for suspended ceiling spaces where deeper standard speakers will not fit. This extremely low-profile design fits […]

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Martin Audio WPM line arrays wow the crowds at Cheshire Fairgrounds

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Swanzey, NH – October 2020. New England audio production company, Paddle Out Productions is in the middle of a 16-week contract with M.E. Productions at the Cheshire Fairgrounds drive-in music venue – a huge open field, allowing up to 425 cars parked in every other space – hosting performances from the likes of Guster and Grace Potter. To […]

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Point Source Audio Debuts AVIXA CTS-Certified Training for Microphones

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Petaluma, CA – October 2020… Point Source Audio introduces an AVIXA-approved training course in the professional use and cleaning of body-worn microphones on the heels of its recently launched MIKE’S ACADEMY online educational hub. Titled ‘Body-Worn Microphones and Personal Audio Equipment – Applications and Maintenance’, the course will deliver 1.25 Renewal Units (RU) towards achieving or […]

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EcoDigital Introduces Further CSM Innovation With New 8.1 Release of the DIVA Software Suite

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ATLANTA — Oct. 12, 2020 — EcoDigital today announced the upcoming release of DIVA 8.1, which will add valuable new capabilities along with more than 30 performance enhancements to the company’s renowned DIVA Software Suite for digital asset management. This new software release represents the third major software upgrade and enhancement to the DIVA Software […]

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Marketron Pitch Now Integrates Social Media Ad Tactics in Digital Campaigns

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HAILEY, Idaho — Oct. 12, 2020 — Marketron, the leading provider of enterprise revenue management and digital software solutions, today introduced a robust new social media feature for Pitch, one of the company’s digital advertising platforms. Pitch offers a powerful set of tools and resources for broadcast sales teams to create, execute and manage digital […]

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Product Spotlight: Minrray Full HD Webcam

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Clear Coverage – Delivering full HD through an 80-degree field of view, every detail remains sharp and in frame (1920 x 1080 @ 30fps). Built-in stereo microphones capture equally clear audio. Smooth Signal – Minrray’s advanced image processing handles motion smoothly, while their support of multiple compression standards (H.264/H.265, MJPEG, YUV, etc) keep your camera […]

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DPAA Launches Ad Campaign to Support DOOH Advertising

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DPAA will announce tomorrow at its annual Video Everywhere Summit that it is launching an ad campaign to support digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. The campaign breaks tomorrow and was developed by DPAA in conjunction with legendary advertising creative executive Jon Bond and the independent ad agency, Madwell, with sponsorship support from Ubimo, the location intelligence […]

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QSC Adds Q-SYS Control Plugins for Cisco and Barco ClickShare

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QSC today announced the availability of two new Q-SYS Control plugins, enabling integration and a consistent user experience for the Cisco conferencing and collaboration endpoints and the Barco ClickShare Conference family of devices within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Both plugins are available through the Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software. The Cisco In-Room plugin enables […]

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Pure Resonance Audio Intros 3.8″-Deep, Affordable SP8 SoundPlane Ceiling Tile Speaker

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The SP8 SoundPlane ceiling tile speaker is the newest addition to Pure Resonance Audio’s drop tile speakers, adding an affordable drop tile solution. The Pure Resonance Audio SP8 is only 3.9″ deep, making it a good option for suspended ceiling spaces where deeper standard speakers will not fit. This low-profile design fits into standard 2’x2′ […]

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Tabatha O’Connor to Depart CEDIA

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CEDIA announced today that CEDIA President Tabatha O’Connor would depart the organization at the end of her contract in January after an 18-year tenure, during which the industry and CEDIA itself went through much transformation. In 2016, the association integrated its North American and worldwide operations to form a single integrated global organization. In 2017, […]

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Matrox Video Announces Matrox VERO Signal Generator

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Matrox Video today announced Matrox VERO, an ST 2110 signal generator and diagnostic appliance for SMPTE ST 2110-networked environments. Combining an adjustable signal generator, a PCAP recorder, and signal diagnostics integrating EBU LIST into a single appliance, VERO allows broadcasters, system integrators and manufacturers of ST 2110 devices and environments to validate ST 2110 devices […]

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CEDIA Honors Michael Heiss with Lifetime Achievement Award

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CEDIA has announced that Michael Heiss has been chosen as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Heiss was honored as part of the 2020 CEDIA Awards Program, which was hosted virtually across three regions on Thursday, October 8th. The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership […]

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