CEDIA Accepting Entries for 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards

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Entries are now being accepted for the 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards and Product Hall of Fame programs. The honors, open to CEDIA member manufacturing companies and trade suppliers, include hardware and software categories. The Best New Products Awards recognize hardware and software technology that offer exceptional innovation and installation value for the industry, enhancing the lifestyle of […]

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Squirrels Adds Digital Signage to Ditto Screen Sharing Solution

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Squirrels today announced the addition of digital signage to the company’s Ditto screen sharing solution. Ditto digital signage includes screen mirroring integration, free templates, emergency alerts, scheduling, central management and more. Ditto differentiates itself with the ability to instantly transition from digital signage to screen mirroring as well as utilize popular devices as receivers. Ditto […]

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SurgeX Intros Squid Power Management Device

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SurgeX has introduced the new Squid power management device at ISE (SurgeX booth 1-F60). Squid includes networked control and analytics of AC and DC, front-end protection with SurgeX’s patented Multi-Stage surge suppression technology as well as monitoring and management capabilities. Squid includes two 5-volt USB ports for charging and network troubleshooting, eight outputs, four of […]

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Mike Blackman of ISE Endorses Ashton Bentley Collaboration Products

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Ashton Bentley is launching new 43” and 98” kitted Collaboration Spaces (includes table, monitor, stand, speakers, mic and camera). And, they’ve been endorsed by ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman too — apparently, ISE has two new meeting rooms using the all-in-one Ashton Bentley systems. The modularity of the Ashton Bentley systems made it simple to […]

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Vaddio Enters AV-Over-IP Market with EasyIP

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Vaddio’s EasyIP Ecosystem is a 1Gbps 1080p-based AV-over-IP conferencing system that Vaddio is launching. With EasyIP you can connect multiple cameras in your conference room and easily switch camera views via the network — both cameras and video are on the same IP infrastructure. And, you can share a camera with multiple PCs too.  de […]

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Z-Wave Alliance Hosts Pavilion at ISE 2020

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The Z-Wave Alliance will host the Z-Wave Pavilion at ISE 2020. ISE attendees will have the opportunity to learn about new member products for the pro channel and speak with Z-Wave Alliance representatives and spokespeople on-site to learn more about recent Z-Wave initiatives and ecosystem updates, including the decision to open up the Z-Wave specification as a ratified, multi-source wireless […]

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The Industry’s First Official Open AV-Over-IP Standard Is Launched, IPMX, Based on SMPTE 2110

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At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam in stand 15-B250, the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) ProAV Working Group introduced Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX), a set of open standards and specifications designed to enable carriage of compressed and uncompressed video, audio and data over IP networks. IPMX addresses the ProAV industry’s need for a single […]

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Macnica Adopts SMPTE 2110 Standard for AV-over-IP to Deliver 1G, 10G and 25G Options

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Macnica is emphasizing support for AV-over-IP open standards at ISE 2020. Macnica’s message will be supported through three demos that communicate its value proposition around quality, systems management and latency. Macnica is a creator of IP, hardware and software APIs that implement SMPTE ST 2110and AMWA NMOS, a suite of open standards and specifications that […]

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Navori Labs Debuts New QL Digital Signage Innovations

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Navori Labs has debuted several new QL digital signage innovations. The applications address emerging needs that make digital signage more effective for the organization and the audience and leverage the power and flexibility of Navori’s QL software at the core. Now in its second-generation, the newly-branded QL Mobile expands the content management capabilities of the […]

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Ashton Bentley Debuts 43″ and 98″ All-in-One Room Systems Including Huddle Tables

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Ashton Bentley just unveiled its new 43″ and 98″ room systems (turn-key, kitten huddle rooms) at ISE2020; the company already had a 55″, 65″ and 75″ platform. Based on the same modular chassis design the new display solutions will be available in both single and dual-screen configurations. The 43” platform is available in FHD 1080p […]

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Crestron Adds New Features to DM DVX Platform

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Crestron has added features to its DM NVX 1Gbps AV-over-IP platform at ISE 2020, including support for the AES67 and a new switching system that Crestron says is glitchless. The new functionality will be available for existing DM NVX products via a free firmware upgrade. With support for AES67, DM NVX endpoints can send breakaway […]

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Barco Uses the Cloud with Barco Insights Projection Management Platform

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Barco is launching a new cloud-based internet of things (IoT) solution for projector management. Called Barco Insights, Barco says it will simplify and facilitate remote monitoring and serviceability by cutting out time-consuming and error-prone manual administration thanks to the cloud-based storage of projectors’ usage data and light-source run-times. The live dashboards also give real-time information […]

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Uteology Debuts Enterprise Features at ISE 2020

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Utelogy Corporation will use ISE 2020 to add enterprise features to support high-security and mission-critical environments. Dubbed Utelogy 3.0, it will support enterprise features such as high availability (HA) and an on-premise version of U-Manage. Utelogy’s HA implementation employs clustering which has one or more U-Servers working together to provide failover. A typical deployment will […]

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Crestron Shows New and Updated Products at ISE 2020

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At ISE 2020, Crestron will showcase an array of new and enhanced products that help organizations drive greater communication, collaboration and productivity at scale, including: Crestron Flex UC solutions, Crestron XiO Cloud provisioning and management software; AirMedia 2.0 wireless presentation technology; the Crestron advanced room scheduling platform and the Crestron digital signage platform. Crestron Flex: […]

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Dealing With Uncertainty in Estimation

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When planning and estimating, you have to deal with the unknown — this includes both the known-unknowns and the unknown-unknowns, so to speak. Everyone likes clear, concise answers, and at least initially, it’s not always possible for project managers to give them. During the development of the initial scope of a project, it’s difficult, maybe […]

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Ashton Bentley unveil their new 43” and 98” Room Systems at ISE2020

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Little and Large – 43” & 98” Room Systems Ashton Bentley unveil their new 43” and 98” Room Systems at ISE2020, that add to the current 55”, 65” and 75” platforms. Based on the same modular chassis design the new display solutions will be available in both single and dual screen configurations. The 43” platform […]

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AudioControl Debuts Complete Lineup of High-Powered Cinema Amplifiers at ISE 2020

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Seattle, WA, February 6th, 2020 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets will be showcasing five new home cinema amplifiers at the 2020 ISE show in Amsterdam. The AudioControl G4 Series and RS Series deliver an unrivaled cinematic experience along with a sleek, elegant design, providing the […]

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AIMS Unveils Presentation Lineup for ISE 2020

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BOTHELL, Wash. — Feb. 7, 2020 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) ProAV Working Group today announced the presentation program for ISE 2020, which runs Feb. 11-14 at the Amsterdam RAI. Presentations will focus on topics including Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX), the newly introduced set of open standards and specifications designed to […]

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RBH SOUND DEBUTS 45TH ANNIVERSARY SVTRS LIMITED EDITION SYSTEM

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TAMPA, FL – FLORIDA AUDIO EXPO 2020 – SUITE 609 – FEBRUARY 7-9, 2020 – This week, award-winning loudspeaker manufacturer RBH Sound debuted their 45th anniversary SVTRS Limited Edition speaker system at the 2020 Florida Audio Expo in Tampa. Attendees were treated to a demonstration of one of only twenty systems to be produced by […]

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Gordon Dutch launches BBG Business Development

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Watford, UK, 2nd January 2020 – Gordon Dutch, ex MD at Peerless-AV EMEA recently established a consultancy business called BBG Business Development LLP www.bbgbusdev.com The new BBG business has already been involved in numerous projects for both brands, installers and retailers and offers everything from a very basic ‘assessment’ of any business, through to project […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 958: So, What’s the Difference in the Barco ClickShare CS vs CX Series?

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This is a promoted post Last week, Barco launched a totally new series of ClickShare products dubbed the ClickShare Conference (the CX series); and, of course, Barco still has the CS series – the original wireless sharing products for presentation rooms. The new CX series is aimed at UCC spaces — watch this videocast with Barco’s VP of Channel Sales, Kurt DeYoung, […]

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Matrox Intros 6152 Quad 4K Decoder for Decoding Up to Four 4K Streams

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Matrox has introduced the Maevex 6152 quad 4K decoder that decodes up to four 4K streams across up to four 4K displays from a single source. Maevex 6152 also includes HDCP support to decode and display multiple streams of protected content. In addition, the Maevex encoder and decoder pairing offers exceptionally high-quality, low-latency streaming, while […]

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AV Industry Social Media: Quantity vs. Quality

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AV marketing professionals spend countless hours pursuing more reader likes, more engagement, more content, more metrics and frankly more of the same in a never-ending hype cycle. Social media is merely another function where marketers are stuck in tactical due to feeling the pressure to produce something — anything — in order to somehow drive […]

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Sony Joins Logitech Collaboration Program

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Sony has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program. Through the program, Sony BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays are combined with Logitech Room Solutions for Zoom Rooms, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. The new one-touch conferencing recommended solution creates an optimized, simple and robust video collaboration. Customers who purchase Logitech video collaboration products with a BRAVIA display receive a purpose-built solution. The one-touch conferencing solution offers […]

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URC Shows Two-Way IP Module for Integration With Home Connect-Enabled Appliances at ISE 2020

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At ISE 2020, URC is showing a two-way IP module for seamless integration with Home Connect-enabled appliances with its Total Control 2.0 system. It’s designed to give homeowners automated routines; for example, their coffee, brewed by Home Connect-enabled appliances, can be ready upon a wake-up alarm going off thanks to seamless integration of URC’s smart […]

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Midwich Buys Starin for About $50 Million

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In a deal that is incredibly strategic for Midwich, the UK-based company announced this week that it’s purchased ProAV distributor Starin, headquartered in Chesterton, Indiana. Starin had revenue of about $200 million in 2019. Although the official announcement didn’t say how much Midwich paid for Starin, rAVe has learned the deal is worth under $50 million. […]

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Silex Insight launches True 4K Multiview using AV over IP

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Silex Insight, a leading provider of video codec & AV over IP solutions, announces their AV over IP board (called VIPER) now offers True 4K Multiview supporting up to 12 simultaneous streams of 4K60 4:4:4 resolution, with ultra-low latency. In a world of collaboration, more and more applications require to display different video sources at the […]

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Utelogy Launches U-Automate —Workspace Automation

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Utelogy Corporation, a visionary provider of control, monitoring and analytics software for workspace management, today announced its automation tool, U-Automate. This module delivers the Room Readiness feature, which enables IT teams to remotely validate the readiness of all connected devices, sensors, etc., in its workspaces. Ensuring collaboration spaces remain optimized and running at scale to […]

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ELAN Announces New High Performance, Entry-Level Controller Is Shipping

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Carlsbad, California, February 6, 2020 — ELAN®, the control brand by Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), today announces the ELAN SC-100 System Controller is available for delivery. Further expanding the possibilities for all ELAN integrators and home builders, the new entry-level controller is designed for smaller installations or where single-point control is required for […]

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ClearOne Announces New Touch-Panel Controller — a Perfect Addition for Pro Audio and Visual Collaboration in Meeting Rooms

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 06 February 2020 — The newest Touch-Panel Controller from ClearOne (NASDAQ:CLRO), a leading global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, will be showcased at ISE 2020 at Booth #11-D130in the RAI Centre in Amsterdam. The highly intuitive 10-inch touch-screen device, designed for ClearOne’s CONVERGE®  Pro 2 audio DSP mixers as […]

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Christie evolves MicroTiles LED with new Active 3D capabilities

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CYPRESS, Calif. – (February 6, 2020) – The innovation of Christie MicroTiles LED continues with the debut of Active 3D, launching at ISE 2020. Visitors to the Christie stand, 1-H70, will see the new capabilities of Christie MicroTiles LED 1.25mm tiles in action. Christie’s Active 3D for MicroTiles LED enables a robust, flicker-free 3D experience. […]

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Education in Seven Languages: SDVoE Alliance Expands In-booth Training Program at ISE 2020

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MONTREAL — Feb. 6, 2020 — At ISE 2020 (RAI Amsterdam, Feb.11-14, stand 1-F40) the SDVoE Alliance® will feature industry experts presenting 20-minute, in-booth education sessions on a variety of topics essential for system integrators, designers, consultants and tech managers who want to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, interoperability and cost benefits of the […]

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