Hypersign Launches New DSaaS Program

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Hypersign launched a new DSaaS (digital signage as a service) program Wednesday. DSaaS allows organizations to finance everything in their entire visual communications suite in what the company is calling a budget-friendly OpEx monthly payment. Hypersign’s comprehensive turn-key packages enhance DSaaS — meaning, hardware, software, installation services, warranties, maintenance packages and creative services can all […]

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ATEN Technology Offers New KVM-Over-IP Solution

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ATEN Technology released the CN9600 Wednesday. It’s a DVI KVM-over-IP switch with one local/remote share access port that allows for remote access of digital, video, audio and virtual media via remote control of a PC or workstation. Here’s how it works: a laptop is connected to the laptop USB console (LUC) port, which is then […]

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Genelec Releases New Smart Active Monitor for Large Studios

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Genelec unveiled the 1235A Smart Active Monitor this week. The monitor, based on the 1035 main monitor, includes 96 kHz processing and integration with Genelec’s GLM calibration software. The 1235A is a main monitor for large music, film and post-production studios that demand high SPL and neutral, stable imaging that can be optimized for the […]

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Almo Professional A/V Launches Almo Financial Relief Alliance

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Philadelphia, PA — April 1, 2020 — To assist its partners during these uncertain times, Almo Professional A/V, the Pro A/V industry’s most dynamic distributor and creator of the award-winning E4 Experience, today introduced the Almo Financial Relief Alliance in partnership with some of its leading manufacturing vendors. As part of this program, Almo is offering an additional 30 days of […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 977: Sam Taylor Discusses Almo Financial Relief Alliance

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Today, Almo ProAV introduced the Almo Financial Relief Alliance in partnership with some of its leading manufacturing vendors. As part of this program, Almo is offering an additional 30 days of extended credit terms to qualified reseller partners. Almo Financial Relief Alliance manufacturers include alliances with LG Business Solutions USA, Atlas AV, Avocor, Barco, BrightSign, Harman […]

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Almo Professional A/V Introduces the Almo Financial Relief Alliance with Manufacturer Partners

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To assist its partners during these uncertain times, Almo Professional A/V today introduced the Almo Financial Relief Alliance in partnership with some of its leading manufacturing vendors. As part of this program, Almo is offering an additional 30 days of extended credit terms to qualified reseller partners. Almo Financial Relief Alliance manufacturers include alliances with […]

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NEC Display Releases New Install-Anywhere Laser Projector for Digital Cinemas

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NEC Display announced the release of the NC1402L Monday. A native 2048×1080, it’s a 9500-lumen, install-anywhere laser projector that’s aimed at digital cinemas but could be used anywhere. The NC1402L benefits from NEC Display’s sealed optical engine technology, which creates a dust-proof enclosure around the optical element. With no lamp or filter replacement costs, the […]

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Disguise Updates Its Designer Software

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disguise released the r17.1 update for its software Monday. The update coincides with the launch of a six-month free license for its Designer software. r17.1 enhances the augmented reality workflow to help creative studios and production houses access the market opportunity presented by AR with the solution for delivering immersive visuals. The workflow improvements in […]

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Tarpon River Brewing Company – An 11,000 Square Foot Soundscape

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Cleverly located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tarpon River Brewing is probably the most local-friendly pub you’ll ever find. It’s also incredibly dog-friendly; patrons can bring their furry friends into the exterior portion of the brewery as they mingle and share drinks. But they needed an integrated audio system and had an issue on how […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 976: Useful for Hospital Workers: Almo Can Get Ventilators Refurbished in 48 Hours

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Apparently, hospitals save nearly everything. And, many of them have a host of old-style ventilators sitting around that just need to be refurbished or repaired to be usable. And, with the coronavirus (COVID-19) having available ventilators could be what saves many lives in hospitals. Gary was joined on his podcast today with Almo Corporation CEO, Warren Chaiken, who explains the process […]

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Bloom Energy to Refurbish Out-of-Warranty Ventilators, Almo Corporation to Distribute

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Bloom Energy and Almo Corporation today announced they are joining forces to refurbish unused, out-of-warranty ventilators and ship them to state agencies and hospitals throughout the country, particularly as an increasing number of patients experience critical respiratory issues as a result of COVID-19. As part of this process, Bloom is refurbishing the ventilators, while Almo […]

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AVIXA Cancels InfoComm 2020 in Las Vegas

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AVIXA sent out an announcement this morning announcing that InfoComm 2020, originally planned to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 13-19, 2020, has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Show organizers said it had remained optimistic that the show could go on, and was monitoring recommendations from the WHO […]

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Vaddio starts shipping new AV Bridge 2×1 Presentation Switcher

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Minnetonka, Minn., USA (March 2020) – Vaddio® is now shipping the AV Bridge 2×1, a solution designed to make it easy to record and stream high-definition video and DanteTM audio networking with 2 HDMI inputs and multiple outputs for maximum flexibility. The AV Bridge 2×1 joins our popular AV Bridge family of products including the […]

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Zoom Certifies Yamaha UC CS-700 Video Sound Bar

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SUDBURY, Mass. — March 26, 2020 — Yamaha Unified Communications today announced that its CS-700 Video Sound Bar is certified for use with Zoom Video Communications, Inc., Zoom Rooms. The all-in-one video conferencing system passed Zoom’s extensive testing process, ensuring the audio, camera, and USB interface seamlessly integrates with the video conferencing software. The certification verifies that […]

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Yamaha’s CS-700 Video Sound Bar Now Zoom-Certified

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Yamaha Unified Communications announced Thursday that its CS-700 Video Sound Bar is certified for use with Zoom Video Communications, Inc., Zoom Rooms. The certification verifies that the CS-700 is interoperable with Zoom. Designed for huddle rooms, the Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System is a wall-mounted unit that features an adaptive beamforming microphone array for […]

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Vaddio Ships AV Bridge 2×1 High-Definition Streaming Solution

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Vaddio is now shipping the AV Bridge 2×1, a solution designed to make it easy to record and stream high-definition video and Dante audio networking with two HDMI inputs and multiple outputs. With two HDMI inputs, you can connect either two cameras or a camera and computer, easily switch sources, set side-by-side or picture-in-picture for […]

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AtlasIED Drops New Sound-Masking Speaker

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AtlasIED has introduced the M1000A35 sound masking speaker to its M1000 lineup. The M1000A35 is powered by an internal 5-watt amplifier and produces 30W output to power additional M1000 passive speakers. The M1000A35 includes a non-repeatable pink noise generator and utilizes its EQ curves to make acoustical room calibrations accurate. If integration into an existing […]

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Peerless-AV Offers Bundled Solution in Response to COVID-19

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Peerless-AV is offering a bundled solution available immediately to deploy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As hundreds of testing and treatment stations are opening across the country to meet healthcare needs, the locations call for rapid triage and information sharing, often in inhospitable environments. The bundled solution includes a 49”, 55” or 65” UltraView […]

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JVC Professional Adds SRT Support to CONNECTED CAM Cameras

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JVC Professional added support for the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) open streaming IP protocol to its CONNECTED CAM series of broadcast cameras (the GY-HC900, GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 professional cameras for IP connectivity). Developed by Haivision, SRT is an open-source video transport protocol and technology stack. It is optimized for video streaming across unpredictable networks like […]

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Waves Audio Updates OVox Vocal ReSynthesis Plug-In

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Waves Audio has released a new update to its OVox Vocal ReSynthesis plug-in, now with a MIDI Out feature, NKS compatibility with Native Instruments controllers, SoundGrid real-time compatibility and hundreds of new presets. New features: MIDI Out in real-time (including Voice-to-MIDI) SoundGrid-compatible for real-time performance NKS-ready for NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine 250 presets added, […]

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Access Networks Introduces Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Point

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Access Networks continues to evolve its offerings — the newest addition to its extensive lineup of networking products is a Wi-Fi 6 certified wireless access point. The A750 access point bridges the performance gap from “gigabit” Wi-Fi to “multi-gigabit” Wi-Fi to support the demand for better and faster Wi-Fi. The A750 can manage up to […]

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Digital Signage Expo Rescheduled for September 15-18, Will Remain in Las Vegas at LVCC

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We announced earlier this month that Digital Signage Expo, originally scheduled for March 31-April 3, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, would be postponed to the fall due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and limitations on domestic and international travel. Show organizers announced today that the show has officially been rescheduled for September 15-18, […]

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Mersive Technologies Announces Solstice Active Learning and Solstice Cloud

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Mersive Technologies announced Tuesday the release of Solstice Active Learning and Solstice Cloud (aka Kepler). These products expand upon Solstice’s wireless content-sharing platform by providing software-based video routing for multiscreen environments and cloud-based management and analytics for administering global Solstice deployments. Mersive’s Active Learning solution brings collaboration to the forefront of the classroom experience by […]

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AI for AV Is Opportunistic for Service, Support and Sales

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Whether your firm has joined the chorus touting “AI” or is more conservatively accurate in the programming of “machine learning,” there’s a non-stop buzz in the industry around the advancements of computing power and advanced algorithms used to analyze dizzying amounts of data from an ever-expanding networked technology install base. Either way, an opportunity for […]

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Updated: Sharp and NEC to Merge Display Divisions Into Joint Venture

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This story has been updated to add a letter sent to NEC Display partners and customers. Below is the official press release from NEC Display today. Before you read it, here are my thoughts: Unlike nearly every merger in our industry’s history, this is a new display company that will be made up of two […]

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ATEN Technology Intros ATEN VE8950/VE8900 Control App

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ATEN Technology today introduced the ATEN VE8950/VE8900 Control App, an iOS and Android compatible mobile app that enables mobile control of ATEN’s VE8950 and VE8900 4K HDMI over IP Extenders. The app was designed to help users switch sources/displays and apply and reschedule profiles for their over IP video extenders. ATEN’s Control App provides direct […]

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Part 1: How Audio Advertising Is Failing in the HOW Market

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At the end of last year (2019) in his December column, my well-regarded rAVe colleague, Anthony Coppedge, presented his eagerly awaited advertising analysis of the HOW market. Anthony cogently broke down how products and services are being sold/marketed and promoted to the house of worship market(s). As is customary with Anthony’s analysis, it was spot-on. […]

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Audio-Technica U.S. Joins ProSource as a New 2020 Vendor

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SOUTHLAKE, Texas — March 24, 2020 — ProSource, the largest audio, video, and integration buying group in the United States, today announced the addition of Audio-Technica as a new 2020 vendor partner. Established in 1962 as a producer of handcrafted phono cartridges, Audio-Technica has grown to become a leading manufacturer of high-quality audio products for the […]

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VuWall Responds to COVID-19 With Free Visualization Tool to Help Coordinators on the Front Lines

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MONTREAL — March 24, 2020 — As the current situation caused by COVID-19 remains fluid, managing the overflow of information has become a complex challenge. VuWall is looking to partner with those who are on the front lines working to keep communities safe and healthy by offering its VuWall2 visualization tool as a free download, allowing […]

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Polar Graphics announces product support and technical sales appointments

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LONDON UK, 24 March 2020 — Polar Graphics, a UK leading distributor for the broadcast, post and pro-AV industries, has announced the appointments of Alexandros Galanos and Christopher Stone to further enhance ongoing business growth. Galanos joins Polar Graphics as a product support specialist with responsibility for providing technical liaison with resellers and end users […]

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