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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Atomos Now Shipping Module for Ninja V HDR Monitor-Recorder

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Atomos is now shipping the new AtomX SYNC module, which brings wireless timecode, sync and control technology to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. The module clips in between the Ninja V and your battery using the AtomX expansion system. It connects multiple AtomX SYNC-equipped Ninja Vs with cameras and audio recorders using long-range RF wireless […]

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CTOUCH Riva Interactive Whiteboard With TrueBeam Touch Technology Now Available

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CTOUCH has debuted a new interactive whiteboard, dubbed the Riva, aimed at education and small-to-medium-sized businesses. The CTOUCH Riva includes CTOUCH’s own TrueBeam Touch technology, specified at a 1.5-ms response time, ~1-mm touch accuracy and 32 touchpoints. Using Triple S glass, it claims to make the writing experience more like writing on paper than on […]

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Samsung MagicINFO Remote Management keeps QSRs operational

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With the MagicINFO Remote Management Solution (RMS), Samsung aids restaurant owners and quick service restaurant (QSR) franchisees in meeting their patrons’ ever-changing needs by allowing for remote access to their Samsung OH55F/OH46F outdoor digital displays so they can update settings, troubleshoot and proactively monitor the device. The license offers increased flexibility for employees and property managers so they can […]

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Savant Unveils the Pro Remote X2

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HYANNIS, MASS. May 6th, 2020 — Savant®, a leader in smart home technology, launched the new Pro Remote X2, delivering an unprecedented smart home experience from a hand-held remote. The Savant X2 delivers a full range of control for Services and Scenes, including Entertainment, Lighting, Climate, Shades and more.  And with Siri voice control, color control, […]

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ClearOne Defeats Shure’s Groundless Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order

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SALT LAKE CITY, May 5, 2020 — ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a leading global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, today comments on the Report and Recommendation issued by the Honorable Christopher J. Burke of the U.S. District Court of Delaware recommending the denial of Shure Incorporated’s (“Shure’s”) emergency motion for a temporary restraining order (“Motion”) to […]

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QSC Announces Availability of Dante for Q-SYS

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QSC has announced the availability of software-based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As part of its partnership with Audinate, these feature licenses allow integrators to enable Dante networked audio integration on Q-SYS Core 110f processors running Q-SYS Designer Software v8.3.1 or higher. This software implementation eliminates the need for additional hardware I/O to integrate Dante […]

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Radial Engineering’s New Studio-Grade Preamp Can Be Used for Studio or Touring Applications

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Radial Engineering is shipping its HDI, a high-definition studio-grade direct box and preamp for studio recording or live-touring applications. The cornerstone of the HDI’s capabilities is the color control, which allows the blending of the signal from an ultra-clean operation on one side to amp-like distortion and warm transformer saturation on the other. The results […]

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What Will Jon Sidwick Do Next? We Think We Know!

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After 23 years at Maverick AV Solutions (a TechData company headquartered in the UK), Jon Sidwick, managing director, has announced he will leave the company in May. Maverick transformed from a local projection supplier to a pan-European solution provider in the professional AV, smart signage and smart collaboration markets. Sidwick is passing the baton to […]

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The Not So Selfish Gene

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By Julian Philips SVP Global Workplace Solutions at AVI-SPL The seminal but often hastily misunderstood work by Dr. Richard Dawkins, “The Selfish Gene” argues that it is humble genes and not organisms, let alone species that dictate evolutionary progress, and that we as human beings are merely vassals as genes seek their own immortality. Scientists […]

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Barco Now Offering Two Services to Help Hospitals Manage Diagnostic Display Fleets

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Barco launched two new Connected services for healthcare customers: Barco DisplayCare and Barco ManagedCare. The Connected services offer a certified expert on Barco products as the single point of contact, who will support hospitals in managing their diagnostic display fleets. Barco Care Connected services have been specially set up to enable hospitals and other healthcare […]

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Eventide Releases MicroPitch Dual-Voice Shifter Plug-In for Mac and PC

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Eventide has released its MicroPitch dual-voice pitch shifter plug-in for Mac and PC. MicroPitch is the latest effect originated by Eventide in the 1970s. MicroPitch is a fine-resolution pitch shifter providing effects that range from subtle tone fattening to dramatic slapback effects via longer delays. MicroPitch allows users to mix in detuned and delayed versions […]

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Sumiko Acquires Distribution Rights for Rotel Electronics

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Sumiko has been appointed as the new U.S. and Latin America distributor for Rotel Electronics. Rotel has nearly 60 years in the industry, known as an audio and video electronics brand. With the purchase, Sumiko’s goal was to complement its current business portfolio and brand roster, extending customer reach with the addition of a wider […]

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UPDATED: Shure Denied Emergency Motion for Restraining Order Over ClearOne BMA CTH

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Update: Shure sent rAVe the following response to this story: “Attempting to confuse the market, ClearOne continues to publicize every play by play of this litigation, like this recent decision, no matter how inconsequential. Of importance here is Shure’s track record of innovation and market leadership, and ClearOne’s efforts to unlawfully imitate Shure’s products.  Shure’s request […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 983: An Interview with Scott Gill and Steve Durkee of Legrand | AV

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Scott Gill is leaving Legrand | AV in good hands as Steve Durkee, current president of the Legrand | AV’s commercial division, will ascend to the role of President of Legrand | AV later this month. Gary was given the first video interview with both of them on the heels of the announcement of Scott’s departure. Scott and Steve […]

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Almo Professional A/V “Evolves” E4 Experience with Addition of E4 Evolution Virtual Events

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Philadelphia, PA — May 4, 2020 — Almo Professional A/V, the Pro A/V industry’s most dynamic distributor, has evolved its award-winning E4 Experience with the addition of the E4 Evolution (E4v), a set of regional, virtual events that unveil this month. The next evolution in live educational and networking experiences, the E4v allows resellers and […]

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Post Malone’s Recent Tour Was A Runaway Success With L-Acoustics

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DETROIT, Michigan – May 2020 – Shortly following his Beerbongs & Bentleys Tour, which wrapped up in August of last year after more than 100 shows around the globe, Post Malone took only a brief, three-week hiatus from the road before heading back out on the 38-date fall Runaway Tour in support of Hollywood’s Bleeding, his third […]

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Homeowners Go All-In on Their First Home Control System with an NSC Flagship Installation

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Carlsbad, California, May 5, 2020 — A North Carolina couple has turned the phrase “go big or go home” on its head by going big in their home with a fully integrated NSC Flagship system, anchored by an ELAN® control system. Having never owned a smart home system before, the homeowners have completely transformed how they interact with their lighting, […]

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Safe Zone Appoints Brian Stobbe National Director of Distribution Sales

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA, May 5, 2020 — Safe Zone, the industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of the next-generation Safe Zone Gunfire Detection System, today announced the appointment of industry veteran and former law enforcement officer Brian Stobbe to the position of National Director of Distribution Sales. Reporting directly to Safe Zone President Mike Anderson, Stobbe is responsible for the development, […]

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