Lutz Rathmann Takes Over Managed Technology Division at Riedel Communications

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WUPPERTAL, Germany — May 7, 2020 — Riedel Communications today announced that Lutz Rathmann has joined the Riedel Group management team as director of the Managed Technology division, effective June 1. An engineering graduate, Rathmann most recently served as CEO at APS, a leading agency in the field of automotive events. He also previously held several management […]

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As CEDIA Expo Welcomes Crestron Back, Let’s Issue a Challenge to Dump the Apps

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CEDIA Expo announced that Crestron Electronics will return for the 2020 show, optimistically scheduled to take place Sept. 8-12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. And, CEDIA Expo also said Crestron will work with closer to continue the advancement and success of the custom integration channel. “After what has been a challenging year for […]

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PS Audio Now Shipping Hybrid-Design Power Amplifier

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PS Audio will begin shipping its new Stellar M1200 power amplifier in June 2020. The monoblock M1200 features a hybrid design that combines a tube input stage with a customized ICE Edge output stage and delivers 1200 watts (into 4 ohms, 800 watts into 8 ohms). The M1200 uses a 12AU7 vacuum tube at its […]

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Hitachi Kokusai to Present HDR Expertise During NAB Show Express

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Woodbury, NY, May 8, 2020 — Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) was one of the first manufacturers to deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) capable broadcast cameras, and has been a leader in promoting and educating industry professionals about HDR video acquisition. The company will continue this tradition next week with an informative presentation during the NAB Show Express digital experience. While HDR is most commonly mentioned in conjunction with […]

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Ross Camera Motion Systems Make A Splash with International Swimming League

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Ottawa, Canada, May 8th 2020 – Founded in 2019, the International Swimming League (ISL) is an annual professional swimming series that brings international teams together to compete in both individual and relay events across two day matches. The inaugural season (running from October to December 2019) included eight teams across two conferences: four from the United States and […]

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ChyronHego’s Click Effects PRIME Is a Confirmed Partner for Panasonic’s New IT/IP Open Architecture Platform

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MELVILLE, N.Y. — May 7, 2020 — ChyronHego today announced that its Click Effects PRIME fan engagement engine is a confirmed partner for Panasonic’s new IT/IP-centric next-generation live production platform. Designed for high-quality video production and delivery, either live or in the studio, the new modular and open architecture platform from Panasonic allows users to optimize […]

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Panasonic Releases HDR Studio Camera Addition to AK Series

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In an expansion to its AK series studio/field camera line, Panasonic has announced the entry-level AK-HC3900GJ/GSJ 1080p HDR studio camera system, which will be upgradable to native 4K@60Hz or 4K@50Hz. The AK-HC3900G includes a full simultaneous HDR/SDR feature set, expanded multi-format capability (1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97PsF, 25PsF, 23.98PsF; 720: 59.94p/50p) and future optional […]

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Philips Display Solutions Shows How Digital Signage Will Solve Post-COVID-19 Social Distancing Dilemma in Retail

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Philips Professional Display Solutions is providing its vision on how digital signage can help the “new normal” in retail, known as post-COVID-19. The company has created a new series of queue management and people-counting signage solutions designed exclusively to help public settings (including retail stores, supermarkets, cinemas and many more) to monitor and manage footfall […]

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New Acquisition: Yorktel Buys VCA With Help from DAK Group

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The DAK Group has announced the sale of Video Corporation of America (“VCA”), located in Somerset, NJ to York Telecom Corporation (“Yorktel”) an Eatontown, NJ-based provider of workplace communication and collaboration solutions. The DAK Group served as the exclusive investment banker to VCA. “VCA’s products, services and talent are a natural fit for Yorktel. We […]

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New Panasonic KAIROS Is 100 Gbps AV-over-IP Platform Aimed at Esports and Live TV

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Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America has announced KAIROS. This live production platform provides an AV-over-IP processing platform with an open architecture system for live video switching. Also, it includes complete input and output flexibility, resolution and format independence, maximum CPU/GPU processor utilization and virtually unlimited ME scalability; oh, and it’s uncompressed. As a […]

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Our Favorite Moments From LAVNCH WEEK 2020

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I had the pleasure of providing live coverage for most of LAVNCH WEEK 2020, an all-digital event put on by THE rAVe Agency in partnership with Zoom last week. After five full days of education sessions, product launches and thought-leadership, I wanted to write a wrap-up story of my favorite moments, broken down by AV […]

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Ross Video Updates Innovative Ultrix Platform to Add Even More Flexibility

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Ottawa, Canada, May 7th 2020 – As part of the Ross Live | 2020 program, Ross is today pleased to announce the latest updates to the innovative Ultrix routing and AV processing platform. The Ultrix has been a magnet for awards since its launch and has changed the industry’s perception of what a routing system can do. Ultrix reduces both capital […]

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Tightrope and ENCO Forge Partnership to Bring Automated Closed Captioning to Cablecast Community Media Workflows

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA and SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN, May 7, 2020 – Tightrope Media Systems – the pioneering developer of the Cablecast Community Media automation platform – and ENCO Systems, a leading innovator in AI-enabled captioning solutions, today announced a new strategic partnership designed to help community media organizations easily and cost-effectively incorporate automated closed captioning into their broadcast, online and OTT workflows.   The new agreement makes tailored configurations of ENCO’s award-winning enCaption automated captioning solution – optimized for the evolving needs of public, education and government […]

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Extron Just Dropped the Coolest In-Wall Touch Panel Ever

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Extron is shipping the new TLP Pro 300M 3.5” portrait wall mount TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The TLP Pro 300M is designed to control video, audio, lighting, shades, HVAC, security and other systems within virtually any environment. This touch panel is equipped with a 320×480 resolution capacitive touch screen built with scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla […]

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Panasonic Unveils New PTZ Camera Aimed at House of Worship, Rental and Broadcast

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Panasonic announced the AW-UE100 integrated pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) camera, which supports a wide variety of IP transmission protocols, including high-bandwidth NDI, high-efficiency NDI|HX and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT). This new PTZ camera includes a direct drive motor for smooth pan and tilt movement that offers installation flexibility, low noise and high-resolution image capture. It’s designed for […]

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AVer Has a New Solution for Sharing Content in Conference Rooms

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AVer has launched the $1,000 AW200 4K Wireless Presentation System for sharing content in conference rooms or as a stand-alone wireless presentation system in an existing network. The AW200 includes a main receiver and two transmitter pods that enable wireless or wired streaming of media at up to 4K resolution with WPA2-PSK Wi-Fi security. The […]

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Almo Pro A/V’s Contract Labor and Project Support Now Includes Engineering and Drafting Services

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Almo Professional A/V has expanded its Contract Labor and Project Support offering to now include Engineering and Drafting Services. The expansion comes as Almo partners are looking for ways to keep projects moving forward while providing a smooth and coordinated installation from start-to-finish. “We are all acclimating to an inevitably changed world,” explained Cory Allen, […]

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Savant’s New Hand-Held Remote Comes Equipped With Siri Voice Control

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Savant just launched the new Pro Remote X2 hand-held remote. The Savant X2 can control entertainment, lighting, climate, shades and more and uses Siri voice control. The Savant X2 includes built-in icons for control of favorite services, favorite channels and Savant Scenes and features an all-aluminum chassis and uses a 3.1-inch glass touch screen. It’s […]

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Microsoft Teams, Zoom and BlueJeans Have Another New Competitor: Kaltura

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Less than a week after Facebook Launched Messenger Rooms — a videoconferencing platform designed to take on Zoom and Microsoft Teams — Kaltura, known for its lecture capture and storage platform, is entering the videoconferencing market, too. Kaltura Meetings, according to the company, is a “video communication and collaboration suite of products to take enterprise […]

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LAVNCH WEEK, By the Numbers

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Last week’s LAVNCH WEEK was huge for both THE rAVe Agency and the industry. In fact, it was the largest virtual AV event, ever, with five days, 36 presenters and 20 hours of streaming — all in one platform. Let’s jump into the numbers. Here are some interesting stats: We streamed 15 terabytes of data […]

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Densitron becomes alliance partner with Panasonic IT/IP Platform

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Kent, UK, 7 May 2020 – Densitron, a creator of HMI technologies and a global leader in display, monitor, and embedded computing solutions, today announced that it has become an alliance partner with Panasonic IT/IP Platform. Panasonic has chosen Densitron’s new UReady Touch Control Surface with Embedded Ethernet to be used as an AUX monitor. […]

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Yamaha UC Helps Connect Assisted Living Facility Residents to Loved Ones

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SUDBURY, Mass. — May 7, 2020 — Yamaha Unified Communications is helping the residents of Cornerstone at Milford Assisted Living & Compass Memory Support in Milford, Massachusetts, stay connected during the coronavirus and beyond. The company donated a CS-700 Video Sound Bar™ to the facility as way for residents who struggle to see and hear calls on […]

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USAV Adds Five New Integrators and a Service Provider

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USAV, a division of PSA, announced Tuesday the addition of five new integrators and one service provider to the USAV consortium. USAV aims to support its members in becoming and sustaining their positions as technology solutions providers. The new partnerships include: Integrators: Bluewater Technologies (Farmington Hills, MI) was founded in 1985 and is the only […]

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Ross Video Updates Its Range of Camera Motion Systems

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Ross Video announced several updates to its range of camera motion systems that boost live production creativity. First, Ross is launching a new inverted S2 Lift for the Furio SkyDolly ceiling-mounted rail-based robotic camera system. Based on the floor-mounted Furio solution, Furio SkyDolly provides dramatic and dynamic camera motion shots from above. The S2 Lift […]

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AmpliVox Sound Systems Now Selling Fitness and Aquatic Sound Packages

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced a collection of Fitness and Aquatic Sound Packages. The Sound Packages not only help health club trainers, coaches and fitness/yoga instructors project to their audiences, they’re also designed for reaching any audience that may be currently widely dispersed by social distancing. They also enable sound coverage for indoor and outdoor […]

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MSE Audio Releases Integrator-Focused Applications for the SoundTube IPD Hub 2 DSP Amplifier

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MSE Audio just released applications for the SoundTube IPD Hub 2 DSP Amplifier that shows integrators how to create a Dante-enabled system without a traditional DSP. The IPD Hub 2 is now shipping globally. SoundTube’s IPD Hub 2 amplifier is a two-channel Dante amp with DSP built-in. The amp is AES67-compatible and powered by PoE, […]

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Extron Now Shipping Powerful, Simplified Control in a Compact 3.5″ Wall Mount Touchpanel

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Anaheim, California (May 6, 2020) – Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the TLP Pro 300M 3.5″ portrait wall mount TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The TLP Pro 300M is designed to control video, audio, lighting, shades, HVAC, security, and other systems within virtually any environment. This touchpanel is equipped with a 320×480 resolution capacitive […]

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Almo Takes E4 Experience Virtual with Unique Regional Format: Three Days, Three Regions

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The E4v allows resellers and integrators to evolve and thrive while earning up to eight AVIXA CTS Renewal Units while interacting online with industry experts and local-area representatives from “virtually” anywhere. Hosted by Rob Ziv, AVIXA CTS Holder of the Year and vice president of business development and strategy for Almo Professional A/V, the E4v is debuting regionally […]

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