Didn’t Catch SYNNEX COLLABSolv Education Day? Here’s What You Missed

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If you missed SYNNEX’s first-ever COLLABSolv Education Day — part of the SYNNEX COLLABSolv LAVNCH Days series — then, boy, do we have the recap for you. Kicking off the day was a familiar face to rAVe: resident assistant editor Steph Beckett! After a warm intro to the day, Beckett pumped us up for the […]

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Extron Now Shipping NetPA U 1004 Four-channel Audio Power Amplifier

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Extron just announced it is shipping the NetPA U 1004 four-channel audio power amplifier. This Dante-enabled amplifier delivers 100 watts per channel in a half-rack, 1U, convection cooled, plenum-rated enclosure that includes rack mount hardware. With the NetPA U 1004, you get all the advantages of the XPA Ultra amplifiers combined with Dante network audio […]

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Absen Debuts 0.9-mm MiniLED and New 2.5-mm and 3.9-mm LEDs

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Absen America just launched two new LED display products to the North American market: HC0.9, a MiniLED product incorporating 4-in-1 IMD and common cathode technology, and K Plus series, a cost-effective commercial display product. HC0.9 is Absen’s new 0.9-millimeter MiniLED display designed for the high-end control room market and other mission-critical environments that require ultra-high definition […]

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Poly Issues Hybrid Working Report for Creating the “Next Normal”

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Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) issued a new report highlighting a granular shift in focus from “place” to “purpose” of work as businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis, redesign their operations and reinvent the way they work. Out of city coworking spaces, ergonomic at-home work setups and virtual water cooler moments — the effects of […]

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Nureva Console Helps Users Manage Company’s Audio Conferencing Systems Via Multiple Locations

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Nureva just announced the availability of Nureva Console, a cloud-based platform that makes it easy for organizations to manage their Nureva audio conferencing systems across multiple locations. This is done from a single, secure dashboard that eliminates the need for IT managers to physically visit meeting rooms to configure and monitor their audio systems. Nureva […]

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Williams AV Announces Caption Assist for Real-time Open Captioning and Audio Archiving

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Williams AV announced something called Caption Assist, an AI-based, real-time open captioning and audio archiving system. Powered by Google’s artificial intelligence platform, Caption Assist can transcribe up to 27 languages and 70+ dialects with up to 94% accuracy. Caption Assist employs a simple iOS and Android app for easy system setup and control. Billing is […]

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EnGenius Technologies Releases Two Multi-gigabit Switches for IT and AV-over-IP Applications

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EnGenius Technologies released the EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 and ECS2512FP multi-gigabit switches — aimed at both IT and AV-over-IP applications. Both the EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 ($499) and ECS2512FP ($749) multi-gigabit switches include a full-featured layer 2+ switching capacity (120G), eight high-speed 2.5G ports, and four dual-speed 10G SFP+ slots for fiber uplinks. These switches deliver high […]

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NSCA Updates Electronic Systems Outlook Report for Summer 2020

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NSCA has updated its biannual Electronic Systems Outlook report for summer 2020. It includes construction outlook information based on actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2020 and a forecast outlook for the remainder of 2020, 2021 and beyond. Knowing that new construction is the best indicator of the future business climate for integrators, NSCA […]

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Enplug Adds a Way Signage Integrators Can Gain Recurring Revenue by Adding Artwork-as-a-Service Via Enplug Art

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Enplug announced Enplug Art Thursday — a collaboration with contemporary artists and museums to bring more than 1,000 works of modern and classic art to Internet-connected displays and TVs. Today’s contemporary art movement is evolving quickly as artists embrace new content distribution models. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed further pressure on the contemporary art community, […]

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NSCA Selects THE rAVe Agency’s LAVNCH Platform for 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual Event

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National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has selected THE rAVe Agency’s LAVNCH platform to present its 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual (2020 P2Pv) conference, Sept. 22-23. An event designed for the integration market, 2020 P2Pv is a two-day virtual conference combining keynote presentations, breakout sessions and “Tool-Kit Talks” with manufacturers and industry influencers. “Accelerating change to […]

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Viking Electronics Announces New Compact Emergency Phones

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The new Viking Emergency single-button phones are ADA-compliant and are housed in a compact chassis. The phones are designed for campus or facility-wide integration — when an LED-lit button is pressed, the emergency phones automatically dial a pre-programmed phone number or central station number. The phones will roll to the next number if there is […]

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Magewell Adds New 4K M.2 Video Capture Card to Its Eco Capture Family

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Magewell announced the sixth model in its Eco Capture family of ultra-compact, power-efficient, M.2 video capture cards Wednesday. Providing input signal compatibility for older 4K source equipment, the Eco Capture QL-SDI 4K M.2 captures one video channel — with embedded audio — up to 4096×2160 at 60 frames per second over quad-link, 3G-SDI connectivity. Magewell’s […]

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Magewell Introduces 4K M.2 Capture Card with Quad-Link, 3G-SDI Connectivity

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* Eco Capture QL-SDI 4K M.2 ingests 4K, 60fps video from sources that don’t support single-link, 12G-SDI transport   July 22, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell — the award-winning developer of innovative video interface and IP workflow solutions — today announced the sixth model in its Eco Capture family of ultra-compact, power-efficient, M.2 video capture […]

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Chenbro launches 1U Xeon® HPC Server with 4x Universal Drive Bay – the Chenbro RB13804

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Taipei, Taiwan, July 22 – Chenbro (TWSE: 8210) has launched the RB13804, a 1U rackmount server barebone designed for mission-critical, storage-focused applications for mixed deployments (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure) in Data Center and HPC Enterprise, that may either require maximum density of compute-to-storage capability or are limited by available rack space. The RB13804 is pre-integrated with an […]

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THE rAVe Agency and Futuresource Consulting Partner for LAVNCH EMEA Event

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Futuresource Consulting, a research, analytics, data and consulting firm, has teamed up with THE rAVe Agency to produce the first virtual AV event for Europe that highlights the latest in ProAV strategies, technology and market insights. LAVNCH EMEA, taking place September 2-3, 2020, will create a unique platform for ProAV education and discussion. Designed for […]

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Time for Some Small Talk: The Satellite Modular Laser System

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Ultra Compact, Lightweight, Quiet, Power Efficient, Flexible Even though the Satellite Modular Laser System (Satellite MLS) is big news, everything about it is small, yet unbelievably powerful. Take a closer look below… 1 ULTRA COMPACT HEADS Low power-consuming projection heads that are up to 75% smaller than equivalent integrated projectors. 2 NO EXTERNAL CHILLERS Beware of imitations – these are not repurposed Cinema […]

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Meyer Sound System Provides Full Immersion in “Double Duty” Atmos Room at Dallas Audio Post

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With an eye to the future and a finger on the pulse of the regional market, Dallas Audio Post has rebuilt its main mix room to enable production of soundtracks in the latest immersive formats. Now equipped with a total of 29 Meyer Sound cinema series loudspeakers, the world-class facility is among a very few […]

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[T1V WEBINARS] COVID-19 Impact on Higher Education | Panel Discussion + more

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Join us for a panel discussion featuring T1V partners and leaders in education as we address COVID-19 and the impact on education, from undergraduate education to graduate and research programs. As leaders are faced with the impossible task of how to ‘go back’ this fall, our panel will address some of the biggest challenges they […]

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KDPlay™ System Promises to be a Game-Changer for Presentations and Collaborations

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The new KD-BYOD4K joins Key Digital’s Presentation Solutions product family MOUNT VERNON, NY – July 22, 2020 – Key Digital, the leaders in digital video and control systems, introduces the new KD-BYOD4K 4K wireless presentation gateway for the KDPlay™ system. Using the innovative KD-BYOD4K presentation system enables full and multi-presenter modes for content to be […]

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Gantt Charts Are the Best Charts: Part 4

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We covered the balancing act between the estimated time to complete tasks and the actual time in the previous installment. That leads to a related topic: the management of personnel, resources, and material. Tipping the balance between estimated and actual back into your favor requires proper management of the people and resources on your project. […]

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Leon Speakers Announces FrameBar to Accompany Samsung’s The Frame TV

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Samsung’s “The Frame TV” looks more like an art piece than a TV and many CIs have been wanting to add high-end audio to the installation. Well, Leon Speakers just announced the launch of FrameBar, a discreet, ultra-thin sound bar that was designed to match the width and finish of The Frame TV. FrameBar is […]

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Making Virtual and Distance Learning an Easier Reality

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By Rob Voorhees, Business Development Manager Almo Professional A/V We find ourselves smack in the middle of July — when days are getting hotter — and, in years past, we might find ourselves looking forward to August vacations or days by the pool. However, 2020 has continuously thrown curveball after curveball, and we continue to […]

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Hunter Douglas Intros PowerView+ and PowerView AC for Automated Shade Control

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Hunter Douglas just introduced two new installation solutions for a premium automated shade experience. PowerView+ is a new low-voltage, hardwired shading control system with new motors and better communication for automated Hunter Douglas shades. PowerView AC is an AC-powered solution for large windows and/or banks of windows up to 240 inches wide. PowerView+ delivers advanced […]

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Black Box and IDK Corporation Join SDVoE Alliance Founders Christie, NETGEAR, Semtech and ZeeVee as Steering Members

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced Black Box and IDK Corporation have joined founders Christie, NETGEAR, Semtech and ZeeVee as steering members. The six companies have seats on the board of directors along with Grandbeing, a contributing member, and Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. Heading toward its fourth year, ProAV’s fastest-growing industry alliance boasts […]

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Extron Shows 4K Capable USB-C to HDMI Converter

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Extron just debuted the USB-C HD 101 interface that converts USB-C signals to HDMI, providing an easy way to integrate USB-C sources into an existing AV system. The interface offers up to 60 watts of power to charge a connected USB-C source device, and it supports USB-C Alt Mode video resolutions up to 4K/60 for […]

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ARISTA Announces the RS-124-31 Series IP Flash Caster Product Line

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Streamlined transport of uncompressed 4K AV signals over 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networks Fremont, CA – July 2020… ARISTA Corporation, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of professional audio products, AV extenders, matrix switchers, and related products for the professional audio and AV installation markets, is pleased to announce the introduction of the RS-124-31 Series […]

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Optika Display launches the world’s first rBoard+, the most advanced Interactive Whiteboard, designed for Reactiv SUITE IWB

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Toronto—July 16, 2020–Vizetto Inc., the company that is changing the way the world communicates, today announced that Optika Display has joined the rBoard alliance, a group of companies that share a common commitment to bringing the highest standards and user experience to the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) and remote work market. Optika Display is bringing the […]

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DiGiCo SD10 Consoles Make Houston’s Fourth Of July Show A Real Firecracker

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In a Covid-constrained live-music environment, DiGiCo SD10 consoles for the monitor and on-air mixes of the music performances of Houston’s “Shell Freedom Over Texas” July 4th celebration live broadcast assured there was plenty of I/O real estate on an optical loop sharing three SD-Racks   HOUSTON, Texas – July 2020 – Doing live music performances […]

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