App-less Shrugged

October 20, 2020

Given today’s environment and my role with a workplace technology company, I have been exploring a LOT of different collaboration tools as of late. Collaboration devices have officially gone well beyond wireless screen-sharing at this point. In fact, with Zoom, Teams, etc. offering screen-share as part of their software platforms over the Wi-Fi connection, I’d […]

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Low Touch Tech

April 11, 2020

I did something today that I have never done before.  I Googled the words Alexa and Crestron together. This may not seem like a big deal, but for me it was.  In commercial systems, unlike their residential counterparts, there has not been a huge push towards voice control yet. The office is not an intimate […]

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Just Add Power Simplifies Matrix Switching With New App

September 8, 2017

Just Add Power (J+P) announced its Switch Please web application at CEDIA 2017, Sept. 7-9, at the San Diego Convention Center. Part of the latest development to its innovative approach to IP video distribution, the free Switch Please app is dynamically generated based on the switch configuration of the installation. As a result, installers and end-users can easily switch J+P […]

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Are You Thinking Ahead? The Smartphone Is Killing the Large-Screen TV

October 24, 2016

In case you haven’t been paying attention, your kids are watching nearly all their entertainment (TV, movies, sports, etc.) on their phones. Oh, and by the way, they’re also using their phones for Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, too. So? Well, that number is moving up — up in age. Five years ago, the average 25-year […]

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BidMagic Unveils New Tech Calendar App for Field Techs!

August 2, 2016

BidMagic will be unveiling its new app for iPhone & Android users at CEDIA Expo in booth 1905. This groundbreaking new app provides mobile management for field techs and sends text notifications to clients prior to scheduled appointments. Techs can view their schedules with GPS maps and directions to jobsites. They can open work orders […]

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AV GUI Offers OEM Control App for AV Integrators

February 8, 2016

Controlhaus has announced an OEM plan for AV GUI, an easy to use control and automation app. With an AV GUI OEM Subscription, companies can have their own control app in the App Store. AV GUI is rebranded with the company’s logo and the desired name of the app. The company has complete control over […]

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Mackie Delivers Tons of New Features with Master Fader v4.0

December 15, 2015

Mackie today announced the immediate availability of Master Fader v4.0, a control app for its DL32R, DL1608 and DL806 digital mixers. The most important new app feature is the addition of an RTA on each output. Users can now view a real time RTA beneath any output’s PEQ or GEQ. This delivers professional visual feedback that’s great when tuning […]

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Free AV Control App is Designed to Help Test Switchers in the Field

September 3, 2015

Germany-based Controlhaus has launched AVgui and ControlCloud, an interesting and new approach to AV control. AVgui is a free app for the Apple iPad that controls AV presentation switchers from a number of manufacturers. Users simply select a switcher, enter a host name or IP Address and press save. Matrix switching and audio level control […]

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Peerless-AV Introduces New Video Wall Installation App

July 21, 2015

Peerless-AV has just launched something they are calling the Peerless-AV Video Wall Mount Locator app. The new mobile app is designed to support Peerless-AV’s line of SmartMount Full-Service Video Wall Mounts (DS-VW755S, DS-VW765-LAND, DS-VW765-LQR, DS-VW765-POR and DS-VW765-PQR). Designed for any installation utilizing the SmartMount Full-Service Video Wall Mounts, including applications such as shopping centers, retail […]

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Yamaha Launches MonitorMix App for iOS

July 17, 2015

Yamaha today announced the availability of the MonitorMix app designed to simplify access to the company’s new TF Series digital mixing consoles. Available as a free download in the Apple App Store, the MonitorMix app offers individual wireless AUX mixing from up to 10 iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices simultaneously, giving performers control over […]

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Enplug Makes Digital Signage Universal, Adds Public App Market with DisplayOS 4.0

July 9, 2015

Enplug has debuted DisplayOS 4.0 — adding new features that include a Public App Market, redesigned web dashboard, a new on-screen notification system, and various new options for users to customize their displays. Enplug’s App Market brings the “App Store” paradigm of mobile computing to digital signage. Anyone can personalize their display with custom content […]

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Thank You: rAVe [NEWS] App Hits 5,000 Downloads!

July 2, 2015

Thanks for launching it right before InfoComm, we are excited to tell you that our all-new rAVe [NEWS] AV news app (available on iTunes for Apple iPhones and iPads and also available on Android for phones and tablets) has already crossed the 5,000 downloads threshold. In less than a month! We worked hard on on […]

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SpectraCal Announces New Pattern Generator Application for Mobile Devices

March 18, 2015

SpectraCal announced today an Android application capable of generating video test patterns for mobile devices. The pattern generator app, MobileForge, provides reference-level test patterns for measuring the color performance of mobile displays. The application integrates with select CalMAN licenses, generating pattern swatches automatically for performance tests and color evaluations. For consumers, those with adjustable picture […]

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Extron Introduces iPad Control App for TouchLink and MediaLink

January 14, 2015

Extron is pleased to introduce Extron Control, a new app that gives users complete access to any Extron control system, directly from their iPad. After a quick initial setup, the iPad connects to the desired room, allowing for complete control. The app automatically loads the user interfaces present on any Extron control product without a […]

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Why the App is Already Dead

January 5, 2015

Christmas came to the Coxon home and with it came some new presents.  There were Razors and skateboards, dolls and horses, science kits and crafts.  Amidst all of the items there was also Disney Infinity 2.0 and a Lego Technic set, both of which came with some cards and bonus codes for their respective apps. I […]

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Gefen Unveils Syner-G Suite

December 29, 2014

In a new foray into the software side of signal management, Gefen has launched its Syner-G software suite, a signal management solution that Gefen claims is “indicative of its belief that the future will be IP connected products.” The new Gefen Syner-G suite can discover, control, monitor, manage and upgrade Gefen products over a local […]

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Shedding Light on a New App

November 21, 2014

Several weeks ago I had a visit from my Draper rep, David Trapani. We got into a discussion about the products that Draper has for high ambient environment situations. I asked David how can he determine when we should use a special screen product. David took out his light meter and we started taking some […]

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DiGiCo Releases SD App

November 12, 2014

DiGiCo has an iPhone/iPad App for its SD Range that allows users to take advantage of both Apple and DiGiCo’s touch screen technology. This application takes the existing feature set and presents it in a new way to take advantage of the extra screen. This allows engineers to implement very specific functions dedicated for FOH […]

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AV Buddy Pro: An In Depth Review

October 15, 2014

How many of you are still walking into your site surveys with a bag full of tools? You have your light meter, your SPL meter and, most importantly, your clipboard. Just please tell me that you don’t have a pocket protector. While all those tools served us very well in the past, and have their […]

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Analog Way’s Software Toolbox App for Android and iOS Now Available

October 2, 2014

Analog Way announced that AW Toolbox, a wireless app to remotely operate the LiveCore series of AV processors, is now available for download. The app offers the ability to manage the Soft Edge Blend function, recall presets, operate transitions and configure the processor’s inputs and outputs. One unique feature is that AW Toolbox displays sources […]

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Crestron Launches Totally New Control System for the Home Called Pyng

September 10, 2014

Crestron today unveiled Crestron Pyng, an app-based control system. As we all know, so far, all home automation apps have been add-ons to control systems that are programmed using computers. Setting up a new home is streamlined by pairing Crestron Pyng accessories with the app. Accessories include Crestron wireless lighting controls, shading solutions, thermostats, and […]

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NuVo App Adds Streaming

March 19, 2014

NuVo Technologies has released a new iOS feature for its Player Portfolio app that allows users to stream content stored on any iOS device directly to the NuVo system. The NuVo Player App version 1.8.1, available now for download, enables direct stream capability for iOS devices using iOS 6 or later. It supports track selection, […]

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Christie QuickConnect Allows iOS Control of Christie Projectors

January 23, 2014

The Christie QuickConnect App enables end users and installers to project photos, documents and websites to a compatible Christie projector over Wi-Fi from their iOS devices. It also allows users to control their projector using an iOS device. This app is specifically designed to control Christie LW401, LWU421, LX501, LW551i, LWU501i, LX601i, DXG1051-Q, DWX951-Q and […]

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FX Luminaire Introduces Luxor Wireless Lighting Control

January 15, 2014

FX Luminaire has launched a new Wi-Fi based lighting system called Luxor. Controllable from a smartphone or tablet, Luxor is app-based and and can even manage zoning and dimming on-the-fly adjustments. The Luxor Wi-Fi wireless lighting control system consists of three parts: a Wi-Fi Module that links Luxor ZD controllers to iOS and Android smartphones […]

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iPad Mini: A $400 Complete Tool Bag

January 8, 2014

In July of this year, I wrote about the uses we have found at Bates College for the iPad mini as a troubleshooting tool.  In that article, I wrote mainly about using the iPad as a portable touch panel for a technician. We continue to build on that success and have found more new and […]

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Haivision Updates InStream Mobile for iOS and Android Live Video Streaming

December 2, 2013

Havision has released the latest version of InStream Mobile, which brings iPad, iPhone and Android users live, high definition video streaming on their mobile devices. Supporting end-to-end latency of less than 500 milliseconds for 1080p60 video (when coupled with Haivision’s Makito X HD H.264 encoder), InStream Mobile is designed for live collaboration in mission critical […]

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Vivitek Introduces NovoClassroom

October 24, 2013

Vivitek has just launched NovoClassroom, a tablet software package that helps with teacher/student interaction in the classroom. NovoClassroom is available on both the iOS and Android platform tablets and also integrates with other classroom technology, including interactive whiteboards and projectors. The system coordinates classroom interaction between teacher and students and incorporates presentation management, instant response and two-way annotation into its suite of […]

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Christie Launches Android App for Controlling M and J Series

September 5, 2013

Christie’s Virtual Remote projector app, providing an alternative to the standard IR remote control, is now available for Android devices. The Virtual Remote provides wireless control of all Christie 3-chip DLP projectors in the Christie M Series and Christie J Series projector families. Christie Virtual Remote supports all capabilities of a standard IR remote including: […]

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InfoComm 2013 Awards: Best ProAV Mobile App (tie): WolfVision’s vConnect iPad App and Christie InControl App

July 29, 2013

        To see a list of all the awards we are giving as part of our 2013 rAVe Best of InfoComm awards, click here. To see all our of InfoComm 2013 coverage, click here. Best ProAV Mobile App (tie): WolfVision’s vConnect iPad App and Christie InControl App WolfVision’s vConnect iPad App: This […]

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GLP Debuts iPad App for X4 LED Fixture

July 18, 2013

The impression X4 from Germany-based GLP features 19 high-powered RGBW LEDs, giving a homogenized output across a full zoom range of 7 to 50 degrees, and now it’s controllable via an iPad. One of the versatile features of the impression X4 is that users can create their own pixel designs on the fly and store […]

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NuVo Launches Beta Android App for Music Port

July 8, 2013

NuVo Technologies has added an Android device control app for its Music Port and Music Port Elite source components. The app is free and available now on the Google Play store. Both Music Port and Music Port Elite work with NuVo’s Concerto, Essentia, and Renovia whole home audio systems, or as standalone sources, and offer […]

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Creative Uses for the Crestron Mobile App

July 2, 2013

Anyone who knows me knows that I love my job. I always tell people that my job is like Christmas every day. If it is not a new product I am learning about, programming or testing out, then it is a problem to solve. Most mornings, I really don’t know what to expect on any […]

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