AV’s Headlines Suck. Here’s How to Fix That.

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With fresh eyes on amazing new products and services presented over the last few tradeshows (InfoComm, DSE, ISE) so far this year, the rAVe Agency has seen some truly remarkable technology coming out of the audiovisual (AV) industry. But while AV technology is undoubtedly impressive, the way AV products are promoted and advertised has mostly […]

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Sharp Launches Next Generation 4K Aquos Board Interactive Display Systems

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MONTVALE, N.J., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today launched three new 4K Ultra HD resolution large-format AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems with built-in wireless and whiteboard functionality utilizing its embedded SoC (system-on-chip) controller. Sharp’s new 85″ Class (84 9/16″ diagonal) PN-L851H, 75″ Class (74 1/16″ diagonal) […]

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Updated: Eiki’s Survival Is Questionable

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Update: Please see below a response from Eiki to this story. Things took a turn for the worse on Friday as Eiki laid off another round of greatness, including their 15-year general manager, Steve Rubery, and, according to one source, 50% of their tech and sales support teams. In addition, their dealer network was notified […]

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Philips Details GoBright Partnership for Room Management

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Philips Professional Display Solutions has announced a partnership with meeting room management platform provider GoBright BV. The agreement between the two Amsterdam-based companies sees the Philips 10BDL3051T multi-touch 10″ T-Line display become fully certified and fully compatible with the GoBright platform for the first time. More Philips models are to be added shortly. The GoBright […]

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Three New Interactive 4K LCDs Arrive from Sharp

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has launched three new 4K Ultra HD resolution large-format AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems with built-in wireless and whiteboard functionality utilizing its embedded SoC (system-on-chip) controller. We shot a video of these at InfoComm last month, which you can view here: […]

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Ross Video Releases XPression Graphics V9.0

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Ross Video announced the official release of version 9 of the XPression real-time motion graphics platform, which includes over 40 new features ranging from extended font management, enhancements to the data-driven graphics content tool DataLinq, and the acquisition of content beginning in traditional desktop design software to controlling playout of multiple XPression graphics engines. When […]

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NSCA’s Growth Stats Are Wrong, But, Here’s What They Say

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NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook report has been updated for Summer 2019 and includes construction outlook information based on actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2019, as well as a forecasted outlook for the remainder of 2019 and beyond. This report was initially created as a response to integrators asking about market conditions and trends […]

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Actus Digital to Demonstrate Intelligent Compliance and Unified Media Platform at IBC2019

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At IBC2019, Actus Digital will demonstrate how its mandatory compliance solution is part of a much larger platform, providing cross-organizational benefits to the operations, marketing and research, and new media departments of broadcasters and media companies. The platform includes solutions for compliance, quality-of-service assurance, content repurposing, rating analysis, and more. “We have enhanced the Actus […]

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Axon A4FLEX Now Shipping

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Fort Wayne, IN-July 2019… Attero Tech is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Axon A4FLEX networked AVC interface. Combining four studio-grade microphone preamps, logic I/O, a USB audio interface, and a two-channel power amplifier in a 1/3U form factor, the A4FLEX is an ideal solution for huddle rooms. When paired with an enterprise […]

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L-Acoustics brings medieval church into 21st Century

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A place of worship has existed at the site of Martinikerk (Martini Church), in the heart of the Dutch city of Groningen, since the year 1,000. The present building harks back to the 13th Century roots of a larger church, constructed in Romano-Gothic style, traces of which are still present in its stunning architecture, including round […]

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Z-HD5500 Cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Enable ‘Stunning’ IMAG and Streaming Quality for Calgary’s First Alliance Church

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Woodbury, NY, July 24, 2019 — 80-year-old First Alliance Church (FAC) in Calgary, Alberta produces two distinct live video feeds of their services, each optimized for a particular purpose – image magnification (IMAG) to enrich the worship experience for on-site visitors, and online streaming to reach congregants unable to attend in person. Overhauling their production infrastructure […]

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Vantage Controls Adds WAC Lighting as Collaborator for End-to-End HCL Systems

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — July 24, 2019 — To provide integrators with end-to-end, human-centric lighting (HCL) systems, Vantage Controls, a brand of Legrand | AV Residential Solutions, today announced a new collaboration with innovative LED luminaire and technology manufacturer WAC Lighting. Focused on luxury residential environments, the companies’ collaborative solutions combine advanced lighting control capabilities […]

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GLP impression X4 Bar 20 and JDC1 the Essential Floor Package for Dermot Kennedy

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San Fernando, Ca (United States), 22nd July 2019 – Last autumn, production designer Owen Pritchard-Smith (of Spirit Design) joined up with emerging Irish singer songwriter Dermot Kennedy for a European tour, having previously worked with the artist’s management on other projects. Though he was largely playing through house rigs on that initial tour, a UK stint […]

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LEWITT to ‘democratize design’ as users shape new flagship microphone with online sound survey

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Vienna, Austria – July 2019…With preparations already well underway for the landmark 10th anniversary of LEWITT in 2020, the Austrian audio pioneer is gearing up to celebrate with the launch of a ground-breaking new flagship microphone. Intended to become the company’s boldest launch to date, the as-yet unnamed microphone is being developed under the working […]

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SAS Gives Godiva Festival Debut to Martin Audio MLA

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Coventry, UK – July, 2019. Coventry’s Godiva Festival, which takes place in the City’s War Memorial Park, began life as a free festival back in 1997 (and was described as the UK’s biggest free family festival). For much of the event’s life Chris ‘Stan’ Saunders has been overseeing its evolving technology requirements, as has the […]

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Oriental Sunrise Media Group Dazzles with one of Asia’s Largest Digital Displays, Powered by Broadsign

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MONTREAL, JULY 23, 2019 — Broadsign International Inc., the leading out-of-home (OOH) marketing solution, today announced that it has been selected by Oriental Sunrise Media Group, a growing Chinese OOH media company, to deliver advertising, augmented reality, and live content experiences to Oriental Sunrise’s digital signage network. This network includes one of Asia’s largest digital […]

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Leyard and Planar VM Series LCD Video Wall Line Adds Four New Displays

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Today, Leyard and Planar introduced four new offerings to the company’s Planar VM Series line of LCD video wall displays. Featuring the industry’s smallest bezels and a new 49-inch size, the new models broaden the Planar VM Series offering and add state-of-the-art tiled bezel performance. The expanded Planar VM Series product line offers customers looking […]

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AVI-SPL Buys Digital Video Networks

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AVI-SPL today announced the acquisition of Digital Video Networks (DVN) in the southwestern United States. A continuation of the company’s strategic growth plan, the merger will further strengthen AVI-SPL’s market leadership with additional talent and resources in a growing region while expanding the company’s leading global support and services delivery capabilities to current and prospective […]

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New World Symphony to WALLCAST 4K HDR Concerts Live with AJA 12G-SDI Solutions

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New World Symphony’s mission is simple: share the beauty of classical music as widely as possible. With this in mind, the Miami-based orchestral academy launched its WALLCAST® series over 10 years ago and will celebrate its 100th Wallcast ™ on October 12, 2019. Each production translates live concert hall performances into simulcasts viewed by thousands […]

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AVI-SPL acquires Digital Video Networks

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TAMPA, Fla. – July 23, 2019 – AVI-SPL, a leading digital workplace services provider for organizations globally, today announced the acquisition of Digital Video Networks, (DVN) a top audiovisual (AV) and unified communications (UC) provider in the southwestern United States. A continuation of the company’s strategic growth plan, the merger will further strengthen AVI-SPL’s market leadership with […]

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Yamaha Now Shipping New Enterprise Sound Bar and Collaboration Kit

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SUDBURY, Mass. — July 23, 2019 — Yamaha has announced its new ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar and Collaboration Kit are now shipping. Available in North America, the Yamaha Collaboration Kit bundles an AI wide-angle USB camera from Huddly, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, AI-powered conference cameras, with the ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar. Moving into the […]

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Brightline Ships cMe2 Lighting Kit for UCC spaces

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Brightline today announced its new cMe2 huddle room light is shipping. The compact fixture is specifically designed for spaces that have inadequate lighting for videoconferencing and other video recordings. We actually shot a video fo this at InfoComm and you can see if here: Providing pure white LED-based lighting, the cost-effective cMe2 offers on-board dimming […]

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Leading Low-Voltage Contractor Boosts Sales with Modus VR Home Theater Design Experience

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DRAPER, UTAH, July 23, 2019 — When pitching clients on a home theater installation, one of the biggest challenges is delivering an enticing preview of the home theater experience to generate excitement, anticipation and a sale. As a premier provider of home security, entertainment and control systems for new home builds, Texas-based HomePro knows that […]

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MicroSet Microphones Are Already Shipping from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica is now shipping the BP892x, BP893x and BP894x MicroSet headworn microphones — updated versions of its BP892, BP893 and BP894 models. Primary improvements include detachable cables and more secure ear loops for comfort and fit. All models will be available with a variety of terminations for wired, Audio-Technica and third-party wireless systems and in […]

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DMP 128 FlexPlus DSP for Dante Systems Ships from Extron

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Extron announced the availability of the DMP 128 FlexPlus series of compact Dante Digital Matrix Processors, featuring twelve FlexInput channels with full DSP, including AEC and Dante connectivity, in only a half rack space. With an extensive mix matrix, a USB audio interface and analog compatibility, the DMP 128 FlexPlus provides the ability to easily […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 900: SnapAV’s OvrC Platform is Aimed at Commercial AV Market

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POSTLongtime HomeAV distributor and manufacturer, SnapAV, is now aiming its sights on the Commercial AV market. And, their plan includes using their OvrC support platform to do it. What’s OvrC and how does it work? Well, watch this video cast with SnapAV’s Scott Normand, Director of Commercial, who demo’s OvrC live […]

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Newly Updated Modus VR Design Software Platform to Debut at CEDIA 2019

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DRAPER, UTAH, July 17, 2019 — Modus VR, developer of the world’s first virtual reality design software for media rooms and home theaters, will unveil a significantly updated version of its award-winning platform at CEDIA 2019 in Denver, Colorado at Booth #4343 in the Colorado Convention Center. What’s more, according to Modus VR Co-Founder Ken […]

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Mitchell Klein Honored as the 2019 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Recipient

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FISHERS, Indiana (July 15, 2019) – CEDIA has announced that Mitchell Klein has been chosen as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Klein will be honored at the CEDIA Expo Opening Keynote hosted at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, […]

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Jeremy Burkhardt to be Inducted as a CEDIA Fellow

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FISHERS, Indiana (July 22, 2019) – CEDIA has announced Jeremy Burkhardt will be inducted to the CEDIA Fellows program at CEDIA Expo 2019. The CEDIA Fellows program honors longtime CEDIA members and volunteers who have contributed significantly to the association’s success. Burkhardt is well known throughout the industry, currently as Chairman of Origin Acoustics, as well […]

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