Ocean Matrix Releases New H.264-based AV-Over-IP Extenders

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Ocean Matrix released a new series of H.264-based AV-over-IP extenders with several options, including units with PoE, IR control, H.264 video compression, two-channel audio and more. All of the new series are HDMI, HDCP compliant and transmit signals up to 394 feet over a single Cat5e/6 cable for point to point transmission and support multi-layered […]

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AR Killed the Hologram

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I apologize in advance. This post is not going to focus on UC, collaboration or digital signage. I am not going to mention AVaaS. There will be no debate about 1 Gbps vs. 10 Gbps AV-over-IP. Instead, I want to share a thought I had the other day about the future of the hologram. Real […]

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1 Beyond Debuts AutoTracker 3 Camera with NDI Connectivity

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1 Beyond has announced the 1 Beyond AutoTracker 3 camera with NDI to allow for automatic presenter tracking in AV-over-IP workflows. NewTek’s NDI technology is an IP technology that allows the camera to provide video streams that can be viewed by NDI compatible software or hardware devices anywhere on the same network. Only a single […]

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Key Digital Debuts KD-IP1022 AV-Over-IP System for Command and Control Market

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Key Digital has introduced something it’s calling enterprise AV-over-IP in the form of the KD-IP1022ENC (encoder) and KD-IP1022DEC (decoder) for sending video, audio and USB over a 1G network. With video wall processing, the encoder and decoder systems can create video walls with up to 16 vertical and 16 horizontal monitors. With independent USB routing, […]

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It’s Official: QSC Ships Q-SYS NV, Entering the AV-Over-IP 1G Market and Competing Head-On with Crestron

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QSC says the Q-SYS NV Series (NV-32-H) 1G-based AV-over-IP system (AES-128 encryption) is shipping. As a native peripheral to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, NV Series allows integrators to add HDMI video distribution to an existing Q-SYS system without any control programming. The NV Series video endpoint is software-definable as either a video encoder or decoder. The […]

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Registration Opens for Fall Almo Pro AV E4 Experiences

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Almo Pro AV today officially announced that registration is open for the Fall 2019 E4 Experiences, coming to the New York Metro Area on September 25 and Atlanta on October 15. Almo to offer AV courses and certifications worth CTS Renewal Units (RUs) to E4 Experience attendees thanks to their longstanding partnership with AVIXA. This […]

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Crestron DM NVX AV-over-IP System is First to Receive JITC and FIPS 140-2 Certifications

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Crestron announced today that its DM NVX AV-over-IP product line has received Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) approval by the U.S. Department of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and FIPS 140-2 validation by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. DM NVX is the first and […]

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Audinate Dante AV Is a Thing

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Audinate today announced that the new Dante AV Module and the Dante AV Product Design Suite are now commercially available for order by manufacturers. Patton Electronics has announced that they will adopt the platform into a new generation of AV-Over-IP products. Dante AV is an integrated audio and video networking solution, bringing to video all the benefits that have […]

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IDK Ships AV-Over-IP Bridge for IP-NINJAR and Dante Audio Network

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IDK is now shipping its IP-NINJAR / Dante Audio Bridge (NJR-AB08DAN). The bridge transcodes audio signals directly between its AV-Over-IP 10G SDVoE-based IP-NINJAR and Dante environments. Audio signal transport is enabled from NJR transmitters to Dante devices and from Dante device to NJR receivers. The new IP-NINJAR Bridge eliminates the need for third-party converters and […]

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The Themes of InfoComm 2019

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Over the years I’ve been in this industry (this was my 33rd InfoComm — 34th annual show with InfoComm/AVIXA though as my first, back in 1987, the show was called COMTEC — before the name was changed to InfoComm in 1988), the show has evolved from a technology-based show to a product-based show and, more […]

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AV Industry EOL: Planned Obsolescence (Part Two)

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See part one of Anthony’s Planned Obsolescence column here. Since planned obsolescence for pro AV gear harms sales, service contracts and product support, the future for the AV industry may be headed toward the “as a service” model borrowed from the software industry. Should there be standards for planned obsolescence? Even the IT industry, with […]

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SDVoE Had 45 Members, 200 Interoperable Shipping Products and 500 Certified Design Partners at InfoComm 2019

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced its latest organizational milestones. Launched just over two years ago at ISE 2017 with the goal of standardizing the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, the alliance has grown to 45 member companies shipping more than 200 interoperable products. In the run-up to InfoComm, seven […]

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ZeeVee ZyPer4K HDMI Module for NETGEAR Switch Makes U.S. Debut at InfoComm

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Following the official launch at ISE, ZeeVee plans to use InfoComm to debut of its four-input Zyper4K HDMI Module for the NETGEAR M4300 Series Ethernet — basically, it’s four SDVoE AV-over-IP encoders on one module. Embracing its InfoComm show theme ‘Level Up Your AV Distribution,’ ZeeVee has recruited several e-sports players to demonstrate its zero-latency […]

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Crestron Debuts an NVX Receiver in an OPS slot for Monitors and Projectors

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Crestron is debuting DM-NVX-D80-IoAV at InfoComm. Basically it’s an OPS slot box with an integrated NVX AV-over-IP receiver (1G) for monitors and projectors with OPS inputs like LG, NEC, Philips, Avocor and Smart. The DM NVX decoder plugs into the OPS port and is powered by the display. This eliminates the need for cables and […]

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Zigen Joins SDVoE Alliance, Debuts New Product Line at InfoComm 2019

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that Zigen has joined the alliance as an adopting member. At InfoComm 2019 (Orlando, June 12-14), Zigen will debut its new IP-Logic product line in the SDVoE Alliance booth 1143. Zigen’s IP-Logic platform gives users the ability to deliver any HDMI source to any display. The IP-Logic encoder/decoder units come […]

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AIMS to Demonstrate AV-Over-IP Interoperability at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) will present two key demonstrations of AV-over-IP interoperability. Both demos will take place in booth 375 and will use real-world technology solutions based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite for video, audio and data transport. Exhibiting for the first time at InfoComm, AIMS will […]

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Luxul Debuts Gigabit AV-Over-IP Switches at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, in the Legrand | AV Commercial Solutions booth, Luxul showcased its latest family of Gigabit switches designed for AV-over-IP applications. Luxul’s newest 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 AMS-1816P and 12-port/8 PoE+ XMS-1208P managed Gigabit switches, featuring Self-Healing with PoE Auto-Recovery and PoE Power Scheduling, will be on display. Auto-Recovery allows the switch to power […]

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AIMS Uses InfoComm to Push for AV-over-IP Interoperability Standards in Pro AV

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The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced the release of a new positioning paper titled “AV Over IP: It’s Real, and It’s Transformational.” The paper takes a closer look at the impact of the media-over-IP movement on the pro AV and installed systems markets. A key focus is AIMS’ efforts to promote a […]

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New Audinate CEO Is Aidan Williams

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Audinate, developer of Dante audio over IP networking solution, announced today that Aidan Williams, the Company’s CTO and co-founder, will succeed Lee Ellison as CEO. Mr. Ellison has informed the company of his intention to retire from his role as CEO on 13th September 2019 following release of the company’s 2019 full year financial results. […]

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AVPhenom Introduces New Workplace Software at InfoComm19

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5/30/2019 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Every year, Phenomenal Industries introduces at least one new GAMECHANGING product before InfoComm, AV’s premier commercial trade show.  Last year, there was an explosion of activity around ShareChair, the revolutionary huddle room collaboration product that blurred the lines between technology and furniture to change the way we share information. It […]

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SDVoE Alliance Adds Theatrixx in Advance of InfoComm 2019

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that Theatrixx Technologies Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of technical equipment for the professional audio-visual and performing arts industry, has joined the alliance as an adopting member. Theatrixx will be exhibiting at InfoComm 2019 (Orlando, June 12-14, booth 1121). The SDVoE Alliance will be in booth 1143. “The pro video […]

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FOR-A Adds AV-Over-IP at InfoComm 2019

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A range of video production switchers, video servers, and graphics systems that consistently support both 12G-SDI/4K and 3G-SDI/HD resolution will be a focal point of the FOR-A booth at the upcoming InfoComm Show in Orlando. Demonstrating video production solutions for corporate video, worship, sports and live event applications, FOR-A will exhibit in booth 1861 during […]

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SDVoE at InfoComm 2019 Includes Education, Education, Education & Gary Kayye on How HDBaseT Is Dead

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At InfoComm 2019 (Orlando, June 12-14, booth 1143) the SDVoE Alliance will feature industry experts presenting 20-minute, in-booth education sessions on a variety of topics essential for system integrators, designers, consultants and tech managers who want to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, interoperability and cost benefits of the SDVoE platform for networked AV. “Our […]

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Cable and Connector Infrastructure Company Siemon Joins SDVoE Alliance

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that Siemon, a leading manufacturer of IT infrastructure solutions, has joined the alliance as an adopting member. At InfoComm 2019 (Orlando, June 12-14, booth 1143), industry experts will share Siemon’s vison for the AV industry in two SDVoE 20/20 in-booth education sessions: Going the Distance: AV over Fiber Made Easy […]

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Atlona AV-over-IP Line to Grow at InfoComm

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Atlona, a Panduit company, will debut a series of new value-priced AV-over-IP products at InfoComm 2019. InfoComm also marks the North American debut of OmniStream’s integrated processing functionality to enhance video wall performance. The embedded scaling, video processing and advanced video synchronization mechanisms in OmniStream decoders ensure precise synchronization of content between each decoder and […]

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Black Box Enters the 10G AV-over-IP Market with MCX Using SDVoE

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Black Box today announced the release of its new MCX, a 10G AV-over-IP system. Using what they say is a unique “enterprise level with use of the 10G SDVoE” platform, the MCX includes nine products — four decoders and five encoders that either handle copper, fiber or both. Some of the models add Dante Audio […]

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InfoComm Will See Atlona and New Owner Panduit Co-Located

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Atlona, now owned by Panduit, will focus on its AV-over-IP ecosystem at InfoComm 2019 in booth (3012). Products shown will include: Panduit Two-Post Rack System: This dual-column data rack offers a reliable foundation for mounting AV and data center equipment, and is ideal for installation in enterprise-wide IT distribution closets. Its modular design offers side […]

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Black Box Joins SDVoE Alliance and Will Launch AV-over-IP Products at InfoComm 2019

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that Black Box has joined the alliance as a contributing member. “The decision to join the SDVoE Alliance was simple for us at Black Box. SDVoE makes AV over IP what it is supposed to be — true network AV without sacrificing performance, functionality or capability,” said Jonathan McCune, director […]

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