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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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SpectraCal Announces New Pattern Generator Application for Mobile Devices


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


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


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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AV Buddy Pro: An In Depth Review


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


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


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


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


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


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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Haivision Updates InStream Mobile for iOS and Android Live Video Streaming


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


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


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


        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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