Signagelive Now Works on Amazon Fire TV Sticks and Players

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Signagelive is now available on Amazon Fire TV devices and displays. For the first time, digital signage customers can experience enterprise digital signage features and functionality on Amazon Fire TV devices and not be restricted to using basic, entry-level digital signage software that falls short of their requirements. Amazon Fire TV Stick as a great […]

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Audinate Releases Dante AV Reference Design

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Audinate has partnered with NXP Semiconductors to release a reference design kit for the NXP i.MX 8M Mini QuadLite SoC — providing Dante audio-over-IP to OEMs as on-chip software. Solutions developed for standard computing hardware platforms such as ARM are increasingly becoming the most cost-effective and flexible way to design and deliver AV products, shifting […]

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Audinate Announces Dante Reference Design for Popular NXP i.MX 8M Mini ARM®-based Applications Processor

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PORTLAND, Ore., July 22, 2019 – Audinate, developer of the industry-leading Dante® AV networking technology, and NXP® Semiconductors have collaborated to introduce a new reference design kit for the popular NXP i.MX 8M Mini QuadLite SoC – providing Dante audio-over-IP to OEMs as on-chip software. Solutions developed for standard computing hardware platforms such as ARM […]

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DSS Europe Was Awesome – We Shot Videos There, Too!

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Integrated Systems Events today announced the successful return of the Digital Signage Summit Europe (DSS Europe) to the Hilton Munich Airport hotel. DSS Europe, which took place this year 3-4 July, is Europe’s leading strategy conference for the digital signage and digital-out-of-home (DooH) industry. In a packed two-day, two track conference programme nearly 500 attendees […]

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MSE Audio and Attero Tech Collaborate for IPD-Hub2

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MSE Audio announced a joint sales initiative with Attero Tech to package Axiom Audio Wall Plates and Axon C1 Zone Control Wall Plate with SoundTube Entertainment’s IPD-Hub2 and Remote Volume Control Plate. The SoundTube Entertainment IPD-Hub2 brings IP-based, PoE technology to the commercial and residential markets offering a unique alternative to traditional audio distribution systems. […]

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Another View on Biamp Buying Community and Apart Speaker Brands

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By James Kirby Industry Analyst, Futuresource Consulting Yet further consolidation has hit the professional audio markets, with Biamp’s acquisition of the Community and Apart loudspeaker brands. This follows a consolidation trend which Futuresource has being reporting on for some time, with pro audio moving further away from the independent, family-run industry it once was. This announcement […]

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MSE Audio Partners with Attero Tech for Packaged System Featuring SoundTube Entertainment IPD-Hub2

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Overland Park, Kan. – July 18, 2019 – MSE Audio; parent company of SoundTube Entertainment, Soundsphere, dARTS, Phase Technology, Induction Dynamics, SolidDrive and Rockustics; announces a joint sales initiative with Attero Tech to package Axiom Audio Wall Plates and Axon C1 Zone Control Wall Plate with SoundTube Entertainment’s IPD-Hub2 and Remote Volume Control Plate. The […]

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Updated: Shure Fights Back — Files Suit Against ClearOne Alleging False Statements

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Shure, Inc. today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against ClearOne in the U.S. Court for the District of Delaware. The lawsuit alleges ClearOne’s BMA CT product, launched in February of 2019, infringes Shure’s U.S. Patent No. 9,565,493 (“‘493 Patent”). The ‘493 patent, which protects the architecture of Shure’s ceiling array microphone offering powerful acoustic benefits with flexible mounting options and minimal aesthetic […]

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AVI-SPL Opens NY Metro Office, Focuses on Telling Story of Company, Employees, Partners

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AVI-SPL officially opened their NY Metro Office in Lyndhurst, New Jersey today and rAVe was there to cover the launch event! The 20,000 square foot facility supports around 100 employees across sales, support, finance, project and fabrication teams. Not only is the office home to conference rooms, open-office seating, executive offices and a lobby gathering […]

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MSE Audio Partners with Attero Tech for Packaged System Featuring SoundTube Entertainment IPD-Hub2

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Overland Park, Kan. – July 18, 2019 – MSE Audio; parent company of SoundTube Entertainment, Soundsphere, dARTS, Phase Technology, Induction Dynamics, SolidDrive and Rockustics; announces a joint sales initiative with Attero Tech to package Axiom Audio Wall Plates and Axon C1 Zone Control Wall Plate with SoundTube Entertainment’s IPD-Hub2 and Remote Volume Control Plate. The […]

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Barco Books Over $560 Million in First Half of 2019, Net Income Is $45 Million

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There aren’t too many publicly traded companies in the pro AV market so when one announces earnings, it should be paid attention to as a bellwether of the market. Today Barco announced financial results for the six month period ended June 30, 2019. Orders and sales increased in each division resulting in a consolidated growth […]

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Optoma Aims New 1080p Projectors at Classrooms and Meeting Rooms

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Optoma today introduced two new projectors aimed at classrooms, meeting rooms and training rooms. The Optoma EH412 and EH412ST are spec’d at 4,500 and 4,000 lumens (both are native 1920×1080) and have 4K HDR scaling, claim REC.709 color profiles at a 50,000:1 contrast ratio — the ST version uses a short-throw lens. Optoma EH412 and […]

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Da-Lite Fast-Fold Deluxe Screen Enhanced for Portability

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Da-Lite just debuted a new Fast-Fold Deluxe Screen System aimed at rental and staging applications. A new leg-to-frame locking mechanism accommodates a variety of user skill levels for intuitive and efficient set-up and tear-down. All parts are completely self-contained on the screen frame and leg, offering toolless convenience to the portable screen market. Fast-Fold Deluxe […]

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Magewell Unwraps Powerful New Features and New Model in Ultra Stream Encoder Family

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July 18, 2019 — Nanjing, China: Magewell’s Ultra Stream HDMI standalone streaming encoder has earned industry and customer acclaim for making live streaming remarkably easy even for non-technical users, from church volunteers and educators to corporate marketers and live event organizers. The company today announced powerful upgrades that expand the encoders’ versatility into more applications, […]

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ClearOne Back at Almo ProAV

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ClearOne today announced a new distribution agreement with Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s largest professional audio visual distributor. Under the terms of the new distribution agreement, the companies will work together to sell ClearOne’s complete line of audio conferencing, visual collaboration and AV networking products to professional audio/visual integrators, dealers and consultants throughout the U.S. […]

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New Azione Unlimited Logo Sends Powerful Message to Architects

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Chester Springs, PA – (July 16, 2019) – Azione Unlimited has revamped its logo to include ‘The Smart Home Association,’ reinforcing the message that the group has diversified its presence with the design community. The new logo will distinguish the group’s focus on transforming into a smart home authority for architects, builders, and designers. “It’s […]

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Sinclair & Co unleash the power of 300 GLP fixtures at Coachella

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San Fernando, Ca (United States), 16th July 2019 – Australian psychedelic band Tame Impala’s incredible year reached its zenith at the Coachella Festival recently. Held annually at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Headlining on the Saturday night, at the annual extravaganza held in Indio, CA, the big occasion gave innovative lighting designer Rob […]

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SENSATIVE Announces Strategic partnership with Axis Communications

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LUND, SWEDEN. July 16, 2019 Sensative AB, a Swedish tech company offering IoT solutions for Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, and Smart Homes today announces their official partnership with Axis Communications. “Partnering with the right organization is essential to innovation. With this principle in mind, we’re happy to welcome Sensative as an official technology partner,” says […]

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Friction, SB-327 and Zoom’s Terrible, Horrible, No-Good Week

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Last week was an eventful one for Zoom. In less than twenty-four hours, we had: The revelation of multiple security vulnerabilities in the popular Zoom conferencing software A [now updated] defensive statement by Zoom, dismissing concerns related to same Public outcry A reversal of course and introduction of an immediate patch for one vulnerability and […]

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Church Multi-Site Now with Face-to-Face Live ProAV Support

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With churches continuing to add multi-site campuses to extend their geographic reach and influence, how can the pro AV market serve this market with solutions equal to the scale of church multi-site expansion? The answer is church multi-site now with face-to-face live pro AV support — that’s a game changer for the industry. The answer […]

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What Are Microperf Grilles? Ask James Loudspeaker

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James Loudspeaker has introduced a microperf grille to the company’s Small Aperture architectural loudspeakers. The new grilles utilize smaller perforations and offer a less obtrusive, almost invisible presentation that nearly vanishes into any décor while providing nearly identical frequency response and dispersion to the original grilles. The new microperf grilles will come standard on all […]

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Audinate Dante AV Is a Thing

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Audinate today announced that the new Dante AV Module and the Dante AV Product Design Suite are now commercially available for order by manufacturers. Patton Electronics has announced that they will adopt the platform into a new generation of AV-Over-IP products. Dante AV is an integrated audio and video networking solution, bringing to video all the benefits that have […]

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Audinate Announces Commercial Availability of Dante AV Module, Patton Electronics is One of The First to Adopt

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PORTLAND, Ore., July 16, 2019 – Audinate, developer of the industry-leading Dante® audio networking technology, today announced that the new Dante AV Module™ and the Dante AV Product Design Suite™ are now commercially available for order by manufacturers. Patton Electronics, a US manufacturer and OEM/ODM supplier of networking and connectivity solutions for Pro-AV and Telephony, […]

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Radio Active Designs Wireless Intercoms Deployed At Seattle’s McCaw Hall

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Seattle, Washington (July 2019) – Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center, home to the world-class Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera, upgraded their wireless intercoms with four Radio Active Designs (RAD) UV-1G base stations and 24 belt packs provided by Lift AV, also of Seattle.  “When we heard about the frequency restack we immediately […]

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LG Debuts Smart TV System for Dialysis Patients 

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A new touch-screen smart TV ideally suited for dialysis clinics and other healthcare applications was introduced by LG Business Solutions at ASHE 2019, the American Society for Health Care Engineering’s conference in Baltimore this week. The 15-inch personal healthcare display (model 15LU766A) is designed so patients can experience interactive and engaging content, while offering healthcare providers a […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 899: If You Integrate Control Rooms or Digital Signage, You Should Know Who Monitors Anywhere Is!

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Monitors Anywhere basically makes the ClickShare of monitor walls. Using USB to HDMI adapters or thin-client Android computers, you can build network-based digital signage systems or fill video walls with content – in any configuration. So, no digital or analog signal processing – all network-based. If you don’t know Monitors Anywhere, this is the podcast for […]

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Five Questions Every Integrator Should Be Asking

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For those of you who don’t know me well, I am pretty active in networking with other AV professionals, technology managers, designers, content producers, etc  If there is one thing most of them agree on, it’s that doing a proper needs analysis is the only way to assure that our systems meet all of our […]

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