Electro-Voice Adds Bluetooth to ZLX Speaker Series

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Electro-Voice added the ZLX-12BT (12-inch two-way) and ZLX-15BT (15-inch two-way) Bluetooth-enabled speakers to its ZLX series. Designed for music playback, the ZLX-12BT and ZLX-15BT include features like: DSP processing: four presets, sub/top system-match, two-band EQ, five user-programmable presets, visual monitoring of limiter status, input level control and meters and master volume control to optimize gain structure — […]

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AmpliVox Intros Dual Audio Pal Compact PA

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has launched a new version of its SW245B Dual Audio Pal, a Bluetooth-equipped compact sound system for audiences up to 300 people. The ultra-portable 50W Dual Audio Pal delivers crisp, clear sound from up to two microphones at once and also streams music and other audio for all types of indoor and […]

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Vanco Intros Four New AV Products Across its Beale Street Audio, PulseAudio and Vanco Lines

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Vanco has just launched four new products from the Beale Street Audio, Pulse Audio and Vanco brands. The new products are for residential and commercial AV applications and include an HDMI wireless extender and receiver technology, as well as compact subwoofer amplifiers and Bluetooth transmitter/receivers. The Beale Street Audio A220 amplifier fits almost anywhere and […]

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Adoption of Latest Bluetooth Specification (Bluetooth 5) Finally Happened

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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) officially adopted Bluetooth 5 as the latest version of the Bluetooth core specification this week. Key updates to Bluetooth 5 include longer range, faster speed, and larger bandwidth, as well as what the SIG says will be “improved interoperability and coexistence with other wireless technologies.” There is no doubt […]

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Attero Tech Ships Bluetooth Audio Networked Solutions

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Attero Tech is shipping two new Bluetooth audio interfaces. Not to be confused with consumer Bluetooth interfaces, the Attero Tech unBT2A and unD6IO-BT are the first Bluetooth-enabled audio devices designed specifically for use with commercially installed AV systems. Attero Tech also released its new unDNEMO-BT, the world’s first Bluetooth-enabled, Dante network audio monitor. Both Attero […]

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BrightSign Adds Bluetooth Via BrightBeacon

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BrightSign will debut at InfoComm 2016 (booth #N2247) Bluetooth integration called BrightBeacon. Bluetooth adds a two-screen experience and enables highly targeted audience participation to digital signage applications. BrightBeacon makes it possible for businesses to create unique, personalized experiences for virtually any application, enabling bi-directional communication between digital signage and their customers’ mobile devices. BrightSign says […]

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Mackie Intros FreePlay Personal PA

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Mackie has announced a battery-powerable PA called FreePlay. Featuring Bluetooth music streaming, a 4-channel digital mixer and a control app for iPhone and iPod touch, FreePlay is an all-in-one stereo PA solution that includes an 8 inch woofer. FreePlay allows users to connect microphones, line or instrument level sources and features an easy-to-use 4-channel digital […]

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Beacons and Occupancy in the Intelligent Building

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Wikipedia: In 2010, an Australian company called DKTOB pioneered Bluetooth for indoor proximity sensing in its Seeknfind location attendance solution. In 2013, the retail industry saw Beacons and their ability to approximate a customer’s location as an ideal method for drawing attention to targeted products. While passive access control cards can alert the building to your presence, […]

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Anchor Adds Bluetooth

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Anchor Audio has now made Bluetooth as a standard feature in its Portable Sound Systems and Portable Public Address Systems. Starting in August, Anchor Audio began offering Bluetooth as a standard feature in the Beacon, Liberty, Go Getter and MegaVox systems, at no additional cost. Even the base model has the Bluetooth functionality, free to […]

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AmpliVox Portable Sound Systems Now Stream Music Wirelessly Via Bluetooth

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has added Bluetooth wireless connectivity as a standard feature to the SW800 Titan Wireless Portable PA system. The streaming technology will also be available as an option on AmpliVox’s SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner and SW720 Wireless Portable PA System. The Bluetooth connection enables the presenter to easily control volume, stop/start, and […]

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15 Years Ago: Bluetooth? What’s Bluetooth?

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It’s incredible that Gary’s first explanation of Bluetooth is 15 years old! What’s interesting to note is that this year’s CES has finally cemented “The Internet of Things,” which was one of the originally marketed purposes of Bluetooth but didn’t really catch on until recently. Early Bluetooth’s problems were due to a much shorter range […]

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