Extron Introduces New Four Input 4K/60 4:4:4 Seamless Scaling Switcher with DTP2 Inputs and Outputs


Anaheim, California (October 7, 2019) – Extron is pleased to announce the IN1804 DI/DO, the newest member of the IN1804 family of compact, four-input scalers that provide state-of-the-art video scaling, switching, and integration features. It supports HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps and is HDCP 2.2 compliant. To ensure best-in-class image quality, the switcher incorporates the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling […]

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Optoma Announces New Distribution Partnership with WBT in Australia


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1st, October, 2019 – The world-renown projector brand, Optoma today announced a long-term distribution partnership with World Best Technology Distributor (WBT), which will expand the national availability of its big screen and projection distribution range. Gordon Wu, General Manager of Optoma APAC said the new partnership represents a strong commitment from both companies […]

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Renkus-Heinz Promotes DeFranco to Engineering Manager


Foothill Ranch, CA-October 2019…  Renkus-Heinz is pleased to announce that Chad DeFranco has been promoted to the position of Engineering Manager. DeFranco joined the company in September 2018 as a Loudspeaker Systems Engineer. DeFranco grew up in the audio industry, mixing front-of-house and working with sound systems since he was 11 years old. He started engineering […]

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Sonifex Now Has Dante-Enabled Commentators


Sonifex just launched new Dante commentary units, the AVN-CU2-DANTE Configurable Dante Commentary Unit for two commentators and the AVN-CU4-DANTE Configurable Dante Commentary Unit for four commentators at AES-NY 2019. Both units use Dante AoIP together with four wire connections so they bridge the gap between old and new technology, allowing the ease of connectivity and […]

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Sonifex Show New Dante Enabled Commentary Products at AES-NY 2019


Sonifex is showing its new Dante® commentary units, the AVN-CU2-DANTE Configurable Dante Commentary Unit for 2 Commentators and the AVN-CU4-DANTE Configurable Dante Commentary Unit for 4 Commentators on booth 549 at AES-NY 2019. Both units use Dante® AoIP together with 4 wire connections so they bridge the gap between old and new technology, allowing the […]

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Integrators and Higher Education: An Evolving Relationship


As long as I have been writing columns for rAVe ED, my aim has been to help integrators understand where they can provide value to the higher education market. The business has changed so drastically over the years, that the value propositions of ten years ago no longer exist. I write about this because I […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 912: Almo Has a Busy October with Atlanta E4 Experience, Zoomtopia and New Zoom Room Bundle Solution


Gary was joined by Almo ProAV‘s Brian Rhatigan to talk about the busiest week of the year for Almo — starting in just 12 days. In addition to debuting its new Zoom Room Bundle Solutions at Zoomtopia, Almo will also be stopping in Atlanta for the E4 Experience. The E4 Experience will bring Atlanta-based integrators and design consultants […]

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Sennheiser, Neumann and Igloo Vision cooperate on Shared VR


Stunning entertainment, fully realistic training or inspirational video- and soundscapes – the new spatial audio solutions created by Shared VR company Igloo Vision and audio experts Sennheiser and Neumann are set to turn the individual VR experience into a new form of collective enjoyment. The solution lets museums, artists, education facilities, event spaces, architects and […]

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Vaddio Releases Beta Version of Remote Management and Deployment Tool


The Vaddio Deployment Tool is now available for AV integrators and AV managers. The Vaddio Deployment Tool is a Windows-compatible software application that simplifies equipment installation by providing configuration management, device discovery, mass firmware updates and remote troubleshooting. The software tool shows all compatible Vaddio products across a deployment on one screen, allows users to […]

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AVer Information Debuts New Camera Controller, the AVer CL01


AVer Information today announced the company has launched the CL01 Pro AV Camera Controller solution to enable production teams to take control of their video capture, streaming and broadcast projects. The CL01 is compatible with AVer’s Professional Auto Tracking and Live Streaming PTZ cameras along with a variety of other brands. With a simple configuration […]

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Sonifex Debuts DIO Dante Audio Interfaces


Sonifex is debuting a new range of DIO Audiophile Dante Interfaces today. The DIO Audiophile Dante Interfaces are plug and play devices which all allow for converting legacy connectors and signals to a Dante AoIP audio network. The line includes: XLR to Dante Phono to Dante AES3 BNC to Dante Terminal block to Dante Headphone […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 911: If You Aren’t Selling Digital Signage Content as a Service, You Will Be After Listening to this Podcast


One of the top digital signage content companies in the world is Mvix Digital Signage. So, I asked Mvix’s Senior Director of Business Development, Mike Kilian, to explain how AV integrators can get into this lucrative and profitable segment of the signage market: selling content creation and managed services. He explains it beautifully! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

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Top Five Things to Make Your Digital Signage Content Memorable


By Jim Nista Almo Pro A/V For digital signage, everything about your content, including design, motion and messaging all go into making a memorable experience for your viewers. There’s no one right set of rules, since digital signage is used for everything from interactive wayfinding to menu boards, design guidelines vary. Creating memorable content for […]

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The Earthworks SR314 Vocal Mic Line Grows


Released in March 2019, the SR314 delivered a unique design for a vocal microphone using a stainless steel chassis — sort of a retro-meets-futuristic design. Now, the SR314 is available in three combinations — stainless steel, black coated stainless steel with a black windscreen and black coated stainless steel with a stainless windscreen. Key features […]

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The AT4050 Condenser Mic from Audio-Technica Turns 25


Since its introduction 25 years ago, the AT4050 has been a go-to tool for professional and aspiring recording engineers worldwide. It was designed for the studio, but due to its consistency and durability, it was quickly adopted by live engineers as well and continues to be employed for all manner of live applications. For many […]

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Artel Video Systems at 2019 NAB Show New York


In Booth N742 at 2019 NAB Show New York, Artel will feature products that simplify broadcasters’ shift to hybrid IP/SDI and all-IP operations. The company will also showcase solutions that address content providers’ requirements for reliable delivery of high-quality media over the internet, satellite, microwave, and other broadband services. Visitors to the Artel booth will […]

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Vaddio Introduces Vaddio Deployment Tool


Oct. 2, 2019 The Vaddio Deployment Tool is now available for AV integrators and AV managers. The Vaddio Deployment Tool is a Windows-installable software application that simplifies equipment installation by providing configuration management, device discovery, mass firmware updates and remote troubleshooting. The software tool shows all compatible Vaddio products across a deployment on one screen, allows users to select devices from the network, and configures, […]

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AVer Information Inc. USA Releases New Pro AV Camera Controller Solution


Fremont, CA — October 3, 2019 — AVer Information Inc. USA, the award-winning provider of video collaboration solutions and education technology solutions, today announced the company has launched the CL01 Pro AV Camera Controller solution to enable production teams to take control of their video capture, streaming and broadcast projects with professional results. The CL01 […]

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WolfPack 7×16 Network HDMI Matrix Switcher with WEB GUI & Remote IR Announced by HDTV Supply, Inc.


Los Angeles, CA, Oct 02, 2019 — HDTV Supply, one of the nation’s top Internet providers of consumer electronics devices and related products, announced their new HDTVSupplys WolfPack 7×16 Network HDMI Matrix Switcher is an easy to use HDMI video switching and distribution system that allows the design of multi-source to multi-videodisplay systems using standard […]

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Lillehammer Ice Hockey Club Invests in Match Day Experience with Ross Video


Ottawa, Canada, 2nd October 2019 – The sport of ice hockey in Norway may not be quite as popular today as it was during the heady days of 1994 when the city of Lillehammer hosted the Winter Olympics, but new interest from sponsors and local businesses has brought increased investment in the sport, and Lillehammer Ishockeyklubb (IK) […]

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RTS debuts RVON+ card and PAP-5032 program assign panel


Straubing, September 2019 – Two new products from RTS Intercom are demonstrating the brand’s ongoing commitment to backwards compatibility, long-term customer support, innovative new products and foundational platforms that are built for the future. Both the RTS RVON+ card and the PAP-5032 Program Assign Panel received their official debut at the recent IBC 2019 exhibition in […]

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MSolutions Strengthens Global Growth Strategy with New UK Country Manager


Ra’anana, Israel — October 2, 2019 — MSolutions, a leading supplier of test devices for commercial and residential AV environments, is continuing its global expansion initiatives with the appointment of Philip Bass as the company’s UK country manager. Building on its founders’ rich history with HDBaseT — a foundation dating back to the introduction of the standard in 2010 — MSolutions develops innovative, problem-solving products that simplify the adoption and installation of HDBaseT-based media networks for AV integrators and end […]

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RTS welcomes Christian Latzelsberger as Senior Product Manager


Straubing, October 2019 – Christian Latzelsberger has returned to RTS after a decade interim period with RME Intelligent Audio Solutions. Latzelsberger is based in the Burnsville, Minnesota office, where he will work to strengthen RTS product management worldwide. As Senior Product Manager, Latzelsberger takes responsibility for developing the business of the entire range of intercom products […]

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Userful Announces Expansion Into META Region


DUBAI, UAE and SAN RAMON, Calif., Oct. 2, 2019 – Userful Corporation, a leading provider of AV-over-IP visual communication solutions, today announced the opening of a new office in Dubai to strengthen the company’s presence in the fast-growing Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) market. This new business hub is the first of several upcoming office openings worldwide […]

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Earthworks Expands SR314 Vocal Microphone Line


Milford, NH – Released in March 2019, the SR314 delivered a boldly designed vocal microphone to the market with its precision-machined stainless steel chassis and retro-meets-futuristic design. The SR314 is now available in three eye-catching combinations—stainless steel, black coated stainless steel with a black windscreen, and black coated stainless steel with a stainless windscreen. Key […]

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TrueConf Enters Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions


TrueConf, a leading video conferencing vendor, is honored to be recognized as a Niche Player in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions1. The criteria used by Gartner to evaluate companies in the Magic Quadrant include completeness of vision and ability to execute. This report examined 16 vendors and positioned TrueConf as a Niche Player. […]

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Modulo Pi Delivers KineMotion Optical Tracking System for Projecting on Moving Objects


Modulo Pi announced it’s shipping the KineMotion, an optical tracking module designed for creative and interactive visual experiences. Available as an option for the Modulo Kinetic series of media servers, KineMotion consists in an add-on software designed by Modulo Pi, beacons, as well as a calibration kit made of a wand and a square. Based […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Partners with Meetio to Improve Meeting Room Management


Alpharetta, GA –  September 12, 2019 – Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS), the market-leading digital display solutions provider, today announced its partnership withMeetio, a global leader in meeting management software. The two now offer a go-to bundled solution for meeting room management that combines Philips’ T-line of displays with Meetio’s room management software. Meeting room conflicts are an everyday […]

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Women’s Luncheon at CEDIA Is Giant Hit!


The Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT), an organization promoting the advancement of women in the consumer technology industry, announced a new attendance record for the 11th straight year at its annual CEDIA Expo gathering. More than 350 attendees at the luncheon enjoyed the keynote address by bestselling author Sam Horn who shared insights from her […]

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Four Channel Versions of the QSC CX-Q Series Ships, But Eight-Channel Is Delayed


QSC has announced availability of the CX-Q Series four-channel network power amplifiers. The CX-Q Series network amplifiers utilize a Class-D hybrid powertrain design built upon the PL380 PowerLight amplifier platform, which has been installed in mission-critical installations around the world. They also feature two QSC amplifier innovations — FlexAmp and FAST (Flexible Summing Amplifier Technology) that combine more power distribution options in […]

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