MerleFest 2019 Doesn’t Miss a Beat with DiGiCo

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WILKESBORO, North Carolina – July 2019 — With most music festivals these days being multi-stage productions, sound reinforcement providers have become remarkably adept in speedily switching over backline setups and minimizing downtime between artists’ sets. But Wilkesboro, North Carolina’s annual Merlefest, reinforced by Greensboro-based SE Systems, Inc., was able to take that transition speed to […]

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Charis Bible College Opens The Auditorium Equipped With KLANG Monitoring

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WOODLAND PARK, Colorado – July 2019 — Based in the foothills of Colorado’s majestic Pike’s Peak, Charis Bible College is the main Woodland Park campus of a Christian school that has more than 70 extension and satellite locations around the globe. Founded in 1994 by Andrew Wommack Ministries, the college’s latest major development is the […]

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LMS206 from Amate Audio Debuts

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Amate Audio has introduced the new LMS206 loudspeaker management processor, making the advanced system configuration capabilities of its NÍTID active loudspeaker series available for use with passive audio systems. The LMS206 is the first of a series of next generation loudspeaker management processors, providing continuous ‘round the clock’ uncompromising operation, employing a 64-bit DSP architecture. […]

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CEDIA Award Winners Announced

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CEDIA has announced the winners of the 2019 CEDIA Home Technology Professional Awards competition for the Americas region. Twelve projects received recognition Thursday during the CEDIA Awards Celebration & Leadership Conference at the historic Drake Hotel in Chicago. Each honoree represents the best work over the last year from CEDIA members in the global organization’s […]

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Anhui Orange Media Completes Live Grading and Streaming for China’s Douyu Carnival 2019 with DaVinci Resolve

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Fremont, CA – July 26, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Anhui Orange Media completed live grading for Douyu Carnival 2019, a pan entertainment cultural festival hosted by China’s streaming giant Douyu, with DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel. Streaming for the three day event, which had more than 310 million views, was done […]

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L-Acoustics Caps Off BottleRock’s Main Stage

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NAPA, California – July 2019 — Home to some of North America’s finest vineyards, California’s Napa Valley has long been celebrated for its picturesque views, amazing cuisine and, of course, spectacular wine offerings. But music enthusiasts might argue that the best attraction is Napa Valley Expo’s annual BottleRock music festival, which marked its seventh anniversary […]

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IBASE Technology 6×3 Video Wall Player with AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Processors

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Taipei, Taiwan, July 26, 2019 – IBASE Technology Inc. (TPEx: 8050), a world leading provider of digital signage players and embedded systems, launches the powerful SI-30S highly expandable video wall player designed for multi-screen signage solutions. The SI-30S supports the new dynamic AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series processors with a base clock speed of up to […]

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PJ SOLOMON Expands Coverage of Highly Fragmented Professional Audiovisual Industry

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NEW YORK— July 17, 2019 – PJ SOLOMON, a leading financial advisory firm, is expanding its investment banking coverage of the Professional Audiovisual (AV) industry and dedicating greater resources to serve this dynamic segment of the market. “A convergence of product trends, healthy corporate and consumer appetite for connectivity, and a fragmented industry will drive […]

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Alcons Audio Brings Star Quality To Caperton Planetarium & Theater

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Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, West Virginia is unusual in that it promotes the performing arts, visual arts and sciences all under one roof. A key facility is the Caperton Planetarium & Theater, where a major refurbishment has seen a state-of-the-art Alcons Audio pro-ribbon sound reinforcement system installed. The Caperton Planetarium […]

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Brompton Technology lights up De Kuip Stadium for Dutch popstar

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July 25th 2019. Dutch popstar, Marco Borsato, recently returned to Rotterdam’s De Kuip stadium for the first time in 15 years to host a five-date concert series featuring an ambitious lighting and video programme that turned De Kuip into a stage to rival all venues. The 50,000-capacity stadium was fitted with a massive 85 x 15 metre […]

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Bose Pro Ships More UCC Products Including EX-440C and EX-12AEC and EX-1280

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Bose Professional is now shipping new ControlSpace EX processors — two designed specifically for conference rooms (EX-440C and EX-12AEC) and one dedicated for general purpose applications (EX-1280). ControlSpace Conferencing Processors (EX-440C and EX-12AEC): With an open-architecture, all-in-one design, the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing processor facilitates high-quality microphone integration and audio processing for small-to-medium size conference rooms. […]

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Primacoustic Paintables Are Now Available in 48″ Square Acoustic Panels

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Primacoustic has expanded its Paintables line of acoustic panels with the introduction of the new Broadway 48” x 48” Broadband absorptive wall panel. Primacoustic Paintables is a line of acoustic panels that gives architects and interior/room designers the ability to integrate matched color or printed graphics into the acoustic design spec for a room or […]

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Panamax and Furman Announce New Power Distribution Solutions

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Panamax and Furman have announced a plethora of new power distribution solutions, including new remote controllable outlets, IP controllable power products, a voltage regulator and small install accessories. Panamax Vertex 12 and 16 Outlet Power Distribution Units: Two new Panamax vertical power distribution units — the VT-EXT12 and VT-EXT16 — add flexible protected power to […]

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Masque Sound Launches Production Services Division

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, JULY 25, 2019 – Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound reinforcement and installation company, announced the launch of its Production Services division (MPS). The newly created division provides equipment rentals and production services for live and recorded events for clients outside of Masque Sound’s proven Broadway theater productions business. MPS serves shorter […]

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Masque Sound Enters Staging Market

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Masque Sound announced the launch of its Production Services division (MPS). The newly-created division provides equipment rentals and production services for live and recorded events for clients outside of Masque Sound’s Broadway theater productions business. MPS serves shorter-term events such as concerts, TV shows, corporate presentations, galas and a range of special events. The idea […]

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Eiki International Appoints Schippers Chief Operating Officer

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – July 2019… Eiki International, Inc. a world leader for over 40 years in projection technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Schippers to the position of Chief Operating Officer. As an Eiki employee for over 11 years, Schippers is well-versed in the company’s operations, making him well-suited to […]

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Audionamix’s XTRAX STEMS Heads to the Top of the Class for Rock Central’s Drum Program

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WISCONSIN, JULY 24, 2019 – Drummer and drum instructor Jeff Holden is a life-long musician and student of music. He has recorded with legendary Milwaukee hard rock band Bender, his music has been featured in the hit film 3000 Miles to Graceland with Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell, and he was nominated for the Wisconsin […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions announces GoBright compatibility for enhanced meeting room management capabilities

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Amsterdam, July 2019: Philips Professional Display Solutions is delighted to announce a partnership with leading international meeting room management platform provider, GoBright BV. The agreement between the two Amsterdam-based companies sees the versatile, ultra-clear Philips 10BDL3051T multi-touch 10” T-Line display become fully certified and fully compatible with the GoBright platform for the first time. More […]

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Philip Klinkenborg Joins FSR as Western Regional Sales Manager

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Woodland Park, NJ (July 24, 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 pleased to announce that Philip Klinkenborg has joined the Company as Western Regional Sales Manager.  Chaz Porter, Director of Global Sales […]

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Bose Professional is Now Shipping New Conferencing and General Purpose Processors

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Framingham, MA, July 24, 2019– Bose Professional is now shipping new ControlSpace EX processors – two designed specifically for conference rooms (EX-440C and EX-12AEC) and one dedicated for general purpose applications (EX-1280). ControlSpace Conferencing Processors (EX-440C and EX-12AEC): With an open-architecture, all-in-one design, the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing processor facilitates high-quality microphone integration and audio processing […]

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Does Certification Matter?

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As a manager, I’m often faced with the question of what requirements we should put into a job description when we are ready to hire a person. Experience is always the easiest one to figure out. You think about how senior the position is and then you base years of experience or type of experiences […]

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AV’s Headlines Suck. Here’s How to Fix That.

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With fresh eyes on amazing new products and services presented over the last few tradeshows (InfoComm, DSE, ISE) so far this year, the rAVe Agency has seen some truly remarkable technology coming out of the audiovisual (AV) industry. But while AV technology is undoubtedly impressive, the way AV products are promoted and advertised has mostly […]

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Sharp Launches Next Generation 4K Aquos Board Interactive Display Systems

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MONTVALE, N.J., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today launched three new 4K Ultra HD resolution large-format AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems with built-in wireless and whiteboard functionality utilizing its embedded SoC (system-on-chip) controller. Sharp’s new 85″ Class (84 9/16″ diagonal) PN-L851H, 75″ Class (74 1/16″ diagonal) […]

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Updated: Eiki’s Survival Is Questionable

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Update: Please see below a response from Eiki to this story. Things took a turn for the worse on Friday as Eiki laid off another round of greatness, including their 15-year general manager, Steve Rubery, and, according to one source, 50% of their tech and sales support teams. In addition, their dealer network was notified […]

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Philips Details GoBright Partnership for Room Management

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Philips Professional Display Solutions has announced a partnership with meeting room management platform provider GoBright BV. The agreement between the two Amsterdam-based companies sees the Philips 10BDL3051T multi-touch 10″ T-Line display become fully certified and fully compatible with the GoBright platform for the first time. More Philips models are to be added shortly. The GoBright […]

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Three New Interactive 4K LCDs Arrive from Sharp

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has launched three new 4K Ultra HD resolution large-format AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems with built-in wireless and whiteboard functionality utilizing its embedded SoC (system-on-chip) controller. We shot a video of these at InfoComm last month, which you can view here: […]

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Ross Video Releases XPression Graphics V9.0

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Ross Video announced the official release of version 9 of the XPression real-time motion graphics platform, which includes over 40 new features ranging from extended font management, enhancements to the data-driven graphics content tool DataLinq, and the acquisition of content beginning in traditional desktop design software to controlling playout of multiple XPression graphics engines. When […]

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NSCA’s Growth Stats Are Wrong, But, Here’s What They Say

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NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook report has been updated for Summer 2019 and includes construction outlook information based on actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2019, as well as a forecasted outlook for the remainder of 2019 and beyond. This report was initially created as a response to integrators asking about market conditions and trends […]

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Actus Digital to Demonstrate Intelligent Compliance and Unified Media Platform at IBC2019

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At IBC2019, Actus Digital will demonstrate how its mandatory compliance solution is part of a much larger platform, providing cross-organizational benefits to the operations, marketing and research, and new media departments of broadcasters and media companies. The platform includes solutions for compliance, quality-of-service assurance, content repurposing, rating analysis, and more. “We have enhanced the Actus […]

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Axon A4FLEX Now Shipping

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Fort Wayne, IN-July 2019… Attero Tech is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Axon A4FLEX networked AVC interface. Combining four studio-grade microphone preamps, logic I/O, a USB audio interface, and a two-channel power amplifier in a 1/3U form factor, the A4FLEX is an ideal solution for huddle rooms. When paired with an enterprise […]

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L-Acoustics brings medieval church into 21st Century

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A place of worship has existed at the site of Martinikerk (Martini Church), in the heart of the Dutch city of Groningen, since the year 1,000. The present building harks back to the 13th Century roots of a larger church, constructed in Romano-Gothic style, traces of which are still present in its stunning architecture, including round […]

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