New Atlona AT-DISP-CTRL BYOD Controller Ships

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Atlona just started shipping a controller aimed at UCC spaces dubbed the AT-DISP-CTRL. Aimed at controlling small rooms using BYOD, the AT-DISP-CTRL sends a control command to power the display, switches inputs and enables volume control automatically when detecting an HDMI source. Also, it can be programmed to turn display power off after a specified […]

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Updated: New SilexPro ClickShow BYOD System Latest in Collaboration Tools Via Button

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We initially wrote this article and pointed out the similarities between this product and Barco’s ClickShare. Silex sent us an email with clarification regarding the two systems’ differences. We’ve included their response in the last section below.  SilexPro just announced something they’re calling the SilexPro ClickShow, a wireless BYOD system using, yep, a button. Available […]

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Almo ProAV to Distribute WolfVision Cynap

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Almo ProAV today announced a new distribution partnership with WolfVision, a company that specializes in presentation and collaboration solutions. As part of the distribution agreement, Almo is the first and only distributor of WolfVision’s Cynap Pure high-performance BYOD presentation system. WolfVision is showcasing Cynap Pure at the Almo Fall 2019 E4 Experiences, coming to the […]

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Listen EVERYWHERE from Listen Technologies MAkes InfoComm 2019 Debut

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Listen Technologies’ newest Wi-Fi product, Listen EVERYWHERE, officially debuted at InfoComm 2019. Listen EVERYWHERE streams audio wirelessly to individual Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as phones, tablets, etc. Listen EVERYWHERE replaces Audio Everywhere and features upgraded hardware, a better finish and a new server with professional audio outputs. The product is a professional-grade system with proprietary Listen […]

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Unified Communications & Collaboration Market to Be $60 Billion by 2025

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Unified Communications & Collaboration Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $32 billion to over $60 billion by 2025, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The unified communications and collaboration market growth is attributed to the growing penetration of mobile devices and increasing adoption […]

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Welcome to Gary Kayye’s 2019 Krystal Ball – What Will Happen in AV in 2019

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I love writing this annual predictions article. If you’re a regular reader, you already know this but for those that don’t, my Kayye’s Krystal Ball piece is an annual article where I not only tell you what I think is going to happen in the AV market for the upcoming year, but I also go […]

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Vivitek Intros NovoProjector at ISE 2019 — Industry’s First Collaborative Laser Projector

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Vivitek just launched a laser projector with in NovoConnect wires collaboration solution in the form of the NovoProjector DH3665ZN, which is technically the first wireless collaborative laser projector on the market. The NovoProjector officially debuted in Vivitek’s stand 5R60 at ISE 2019. The NovoProjector is aimed at meeting rooms and it can be managed along […]

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BenQ Features Health-Conscious Education Solutions at ISE 2019

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BenQ will feature its latest classroom innovations at ISE, including its RP Series interactive flat panels (IFP), Blue Core laser projectors. BenQ’s RP Series IFPs (Interactive flat-panels) prioritize healthy technology use with capabilities that BenQ say minimize the risks that are associated with increased use of other screen technology. The 4K UHD IFP lineup includes […]

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InFocus Introduces Three New BYOD-Capable Projector Lines

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InFocus Corporation has introduced three new projector lines, the IN130, IN130ST and IN2130 Series, which all integrate BYOD capabilities. The new InFocus projectors are customizable with the new TechStation internal HDMI 1.4 bay that lets users add a Google Chromecast, Intel Computer Stick, InFocus SimpleShare, Asus Chromebit, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Android TV Stick or […]

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Optoma Adds Flat Panel Displays to Lineup

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Optoma today launched its Creative Touch series of interactive flat panel displays (IFPDs) available in 65”, 75” and 86” formats. They start at $3,499. The Optoma Creative Touch IFPDs are basically native 4K (3840×2160) resolution, collaboration boards using LCD technology with up to 20-point multi-touch capabilities and a blue light filter (to reduce eye strain) and are aimed at classrooms, […]

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Vivitek Adds UCC Features to NovoTouch Displays

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Vivitek has announced that it will release a free upgrade for its NovoTouch Collaborative touch panels. Available now for users of the NovoTouch 4K-UHD touch screens, the update adds a host of collaboration features for UCC applications including full BYOD support and connectivity. The new firmware upgrade brings added functionality to Vivitek’s popular NovoTouch, including: Remote meetings […]

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Extron’s Cost-Effective Collaboration System with Wallplate Ships

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Extron has started shipping the HC 403, marketed as an affordable collaboration system for meeting rooms and huddle spaces. The system features built-in control capabilities and connects with occupancy sensors to automate display power and source switching for an intuitive, effortless user experience. Created for professional integration, the HC 403 wallplate transmitter blends with surrounding […]

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ClearOne Debuts CONVERGE Huddle for Huddle Room Conferencing at InfoComm 2018

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ClearOne announces its new, most affordable CONVERGE Huddle conferencing solution for huddle rooms and similarly sized meeting spaces. Derived from ClearOne’s latest CONVERGE Pro 2 line of DSP mixers, the CONVERGE Huddle comes with the latest Acoustic Echo Cancellation and Noise Cancellation audio processing algorithms. Using CONVERGE Huddle, audio and video collaboration applications are accomplished […]

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InFocus Shows New Mondopads and Projectors at InfoComm

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InFocus Corporation has announced the debut of a new of product solutions designed for the conference room, classroom, enterprise and home at InfoComm 2018. The new Mondopad line comprises three models, each of which will be available in 55, 65, 75 and 86-inch models as well as multi-touch 4K or 1080p anti-glare displays: Mondopad Ultra […]

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The AV Experience

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“Experience” has been the big word in the industry as of late, even beyond the big change in our trade organization’s name to “Avixa” — the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. Is this a buzzword, or should this represent a change in the way we design, and even how we think? It shouldn’t, because user […]

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ClearOne Will Debut Seven New Solutions and One New Major Software Upgrade at InfoComm

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ClearOne is debuting seven new solutions and one new major software upgrade at InfoComm 2018 in Booth #N1628 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Derived from ClearOne’s latest CONVERGE Pro 2 line of DSP mixers, the new CONVERGE Huddle conferencing solution for huddle rooms and similarly sized meeting spaces will be debuted at InfoComm 2018. […]

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Huddle Rooms: A Definitive Guide To Outfitting Your Smaller Collaboration Spaces

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By David Danto and Andrew W. Davis The year was 2006.  Videoconferencing had been used in the corporate world for more than ten years — and everyone hated it. It failed to meet the promises of reducing travel costs and providing easy, “just like being there” experiences. Enterprise AV was really no better. Huge boardrooms […]

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Kindermann Still Debuted Klick & Show Wireless Presentation System @ ISE 2018 in Amsterdam – Regardless of What Barco Wanted

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The Kindermann Klick & Show wireless presentation solution was originally launched into the market in October 2017. During the course of the ISE 2018 the product was presented to a larger AV community for the first time and immediately turned out to be a tremendous success — even though Barco issued a press release claiming to ask Kindermann to […]

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Vivitek Adds New NovoCast to NovoConnect Family of Wireless Content Products

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A new era of presentation flexibility comes to smaller classrooms and teaching spaces thanks to Vivitek’s introduction of NovoCast. NovoCast brings wireless presenting for up to eight participants in a classroom. With NovoCast, anyone in a classroom that’s using the system can connect to a projector or flat panel display and instantly share content and collaborate to the main screen […]

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Automation & Integration Rule The Nation

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It’s 2018, cars drive themselves and run on electricity. We carry around at least one smartphone at all times and they are more advanced than the computers we used to send humans into space. Personal assistants are now virtual, built into watches, phones, tablets, computers, electronic accessories and they’ve got built-in artificial intelligence. Facilities, buildings […]

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Extron Intros Entry-Level Collaboration System With Wallplate Transmitter

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Extron just introduced the HC 403, marketed as an easy-to-use AV system for professional and educational spaces. The system features built-in control capabilities and connects with occupancy sensors to automate display power and source switching for an intuitive, effortless user experience. Created for professional integration, the HC 403 wallplate transmitter blends with surrounding décor and the HC 403 […]

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Vivitek’s NovoConnect With LauncherPlus Poised to Catch Barco’s ClickShare

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In the five or so years since Barco debuted the ClickShare, no company has had anything significant, as a stand-alone packaged product, which comes close to the simplicity and compatibility of their BYOD solution. The ClickShare likely has a more than 70 percent market share of this segment even though there have been a half-dozen or so […]

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WolfVision Introduces vSolution MATRIX Feature Pack: AV Over IP collaboration Using Cynap Systems

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WolfVision will launch the vSolution MATRIX Feature Pack  or its Cynap collaboration system at ISE 2018 (Booth #1M20). When activated, this AV-over-IP feature pack enables configuration, control, distribution and sharing of video and audio between multiple workstation monitors using multiple Cynap and Cynap Core units connected using network infrastructure. This collaboration solution is designed for active learning classrooms, meeting and training […]

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Barix to Unleash its Third-Generation Audio Signage Solution at ISE 2018

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At ISE 2018, audio over IP company Barix will introduce the third generation of AudioPoint, the company’s audio signage platform that brings digital signage and TV content together with BYOD. AudioPoint helps end users deliver audio associated with video content to mobile devices over a local Wi-Fi connection, driving a more intimate connection with consumers and lending a voice to the screen. AudioPoint 3.0 increases the value proposition for systems […]

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Extron’s Collaboration Spaces Ships

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Extron has just shipped the HC 404 AV system for collaboration spaces. The system features built-in control capabilities and integration with occupancy sensors to automate display power and source switching for an intuitive, effortless user experience. The low-profile HC 404 components can be discreetly mounted beneath a table or behind a display. HC 404 systems connect to GlobalViewer Enterprise, providing […]

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Infographic: 2017 Collaboration, BYOD and Huddle Space Trends

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The terms BYOD, collaboration and huddle space have become widely used in the AV industry over the past year. There are countless articles on how collaboration is essential to innovation and how more and more companies are making the investment in creating spaces where employees can easily collaborate. But we wanted to know exactly how […]

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Barco’s weConnect Relaunches as Cloud-Based Digital Platform (aka AVaaS)

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Barco today launched the updated weConnect 1.2. But the big story here is in the details that are buried in the press release. The collaborative cloud-based learning solution is aimed at higher education and now has two new use cases and new upgrades. Adding interactive huddle space and lecture hall as brand-new use cases Modular cloud-based solution […]

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Atlona Finally Ships Velocity

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Atlona announced that Velocity is now shipping and available through Atlona partners and dealers worldwide. Velocity was introduced as a networked AV control platform for Atlona and third-party products in commercial AV environments ranging from individual meeting rooms up to an entire campus or enterprise. Key benefits include fast, configuration-based, highly intuitive AV control systems, with centralized management for multiple clients and site installations and full redundancy capability that avoids downtime anywhere in a client’s AV control installation. Its innovative network-based system architecture supports […]

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Extron Adds to Huddle Room Line With New HC 404 Meeting Space Collaboration System

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Extron just introduced the HC 404, marketing it as an easy-to-use AV system solution for small collaboration environments. This switching transmitter and scaling receiver work together to extend video, audio, and power up to 230 feet over a single CATx cable. The HC 404 features two HDMI and one VGA input at the transmitter, and one HDMI input at […]

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