HARMAN Acquires Roon, a Music Management Discovery and Streaming Platform

December 1, 2023

HARMAN a Samsung Electronics company, announced the acquisition of Roon, the music management, discovery and streaming platform for music enthusiasts. Roon is a music player platform for browsing and discovering music and includes compatibility with almost any audio device. Roon is available for all popular operating systems and manufactures a line of hardware server appliances […]

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HARMAN Expands JBL Classic Series

August 4, 2023

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group announced the latest addition to the JBL Classic Series, the L42ms Classic integrated music system. The JBL L42ms includes the JBL Quadrex curved grille, tapered side edges and a black or natural walnut real-wood veneer finish. Inside the cabinet are a pair of dual 4-inch woofers and dual 0.75-inch aluminum dome tweeters […]

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AMX Releases VARIA Series of Touch Panels

November 29, 2022

AMX hadn’t disappeared but, many of the #AVtweeps on social media have been wondering if the company was committed to the control system market any longer — since nearly everything it has focused on since the Samsung acquisition of Harman has been either UCC-related or AV-over-IP based. But, Tuesday, AMX said — emphatically — that […]

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The JBL Pro EON700 Series Receives True Wireless Stereo Audio Streaming Update

November 18, 2022

Launched earlier this year, the JBL Pro EON700 Series has become a popular portable PA solution for houses of worship and corporate AV providers. JBL Professional just announced that True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Audio Streaming has just been added to all EON700 Series speakers, via a free firmware update, using the JBL Pro Connect app. […]

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Harman Luxury Audio Group Now Shipping JBL Synthesis SDA-1700 Class D Subwoofer Amplifier

September 28, 2022

Harman Luxury Audio Group today announced that its JBL Synthesis SDA-1700 Class D subwoofer amplifier is now shipping. As part of a JBL Synthesis in-wall subwoofer system, the SDA-1700 is a custom solution designed exclusively to power the SSW-4 dual 8-inch (200-millimeter) in-wall subwoofer — delivering 350W to a single SSW-4 or 700W to a […]

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Harman Luxury Audio Group Adds Black Edition of JBL Classic Series

September 22, 2022

Harman Luxury Audio Group today announced that it will be featuring a special Black Edition of its JBL Classic Series passive hi-fi and powered streaming loudspeakers in booth 16035 at CEDIA Expo 2022, taking place Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in Dallas. Available on four models — the passive hi-fi L100, L82 and L52, and […]

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Cory Schaeffer: A Legacy of Help, A Legacy of Change

June 27, 2022

By Dan Ferrisi, Editor in Chief, Commercial Integrator As commercial AV has matured, it has become increasingly clear that ours is an industry not of technology, per se, but of people. At our best, commercial AV professionals are committed to creating experiences that tell compelling stories and leave indelible memories. In that way, the technologies […]

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HARMAN Professional Solutions To Ship 6 New Meeting and Lecture Space Switchers and Windowing Processors

October 22, 2021

HARMAN Professional Solutions is shipping six new products aimed at meeting and lecture spaces utilizing software-based conferencing platforms like Zoom and Teams. HARMAN says it also aims to meet many capture, switching or window processing needs. The debut includes four new Precis PR-Series matrix switchers that support up to eight sources and eight outputs. The new Precis PR-WP-412 windowing processor […]

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Harman, Peavey, Luminex, d&b and Powersoft All Achieve EN 54-16 Certification Together

April 28, 2020

In a unique audio industry initiative, five leading professional audio manufacturers have achieved the first-ever multi-manufacturer voice alarm solution fully compliant with EN 54-16. This initiative is open to all manufacturers interested in offering EN 54-16 compliance, proving that it is no longer necessary to source EN 54-compliant voice alarm solutions from a single manufacturer. […]

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Dante Details CEDIA 2019 Plans

September 10, 2019

Audinate says that Dante is seeing rapid adoption by manufacturers of residential audio equipment. Dante is already widely used by integrators in the commercial installed AV market to deliver systems with many uncompressed audio channels over a standard Ethernet network. Audinate says Dante’s introduction to the residential market brings cost reductions and installation time savings […]

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V5 of Martin’s P3 Controller Software Drops

July 12, 2019

Martin P3 System Controller Software version 5.0.0 brings significant new functionalities to Martin’s range of P3 System Controllers, consisting of the P3-050, P3-100, P3-150, P3-200, P3-300 and P3-PC. Moving heads and lighting fixtures such as the Martin MAC Allure and VDO Atomic Dot families can now be driven via the P3 System Controller. With the […]

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HARMAN’s Mark Levinson № 519 Audio Player Firmware Update Adds Roon Ready & MQA Certification

December 20, 2018

HARMAN’s Mark Levinson this week announced a major firmware update for its № 519 Audio Player. The № 519 is now Roon Ready. Roon is a way to browse, organize and listen to music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable […]

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Amazon Targets Harman With New AWS-Based Connected Car Solution

September 27, 2018

Amazon is putting Harman’s in-car entertainment and network business on notice with the launch of its new AWS Connected Vehicle Solution. According to Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) enables automotive manufacturers and suppliers to build serverless IoT applications that gather, process, analyze and act on connected vehicle data without having to manage any infrastructure (the […]

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Global Home Audio Market Breaks the $13 Billion Barrier

August 20, 2018

The global home audio market continues to climb, with hardware shipments increasing by 23 percent in 2017, according to a comprehensive new report from Futuresource Consulting However, you guessed it, consumer product companies are stealing away the high-end audio market. “It’s not just shipments that are performing well,” says Rasika D’Souza, senior market analyst at […]

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Huddle Space Solutions for All Business Environments

December 27, 2017

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Regardless of where colleagues or team members are located, the work still has to get done – one way or another. And because of today’s technology, more specially huddle rooms and collaboration spaces, workday productivity has significantly increased for multiple industries. We know that creating and integrating huddle spaces cna […]

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HARMAN Pro Ships JBL Professional 7 Series Powered Monitors

October 20, 2017

HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced JBL Professional 7 Series Powered studio monitors are now shipping. The new JBL 705P and 708P self-powered models deliver superb imaging and neutral response in any room. The 7 Series Powered studio monitors feature newly developed JBL high- and low-frequency transducers driven by dual 250-watt power amplifiers to deliver what JBL says is two-to-three […]

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Harman Professional Eliminates 650 Jobs

September 13, 2017

Yesterday, Harman Professional gave notice to approximately 650 people that they were restructuring and they will be laid off over the next year. The positions are in the U.S. and Europe and a Harman spokesperson told rAVe today that the result of the restructuring will include facility closures over the next nine months to a year, including Elkhart, […]

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HARMAN Introduces Sonique Far Field Voice Input Technology for HomeAV and ProAV Applications

June 11, 2017

HARMAN International, as you know, a subsidiary of Samsung, today announced a new Far Field Voice Input Technology, called Sonique. This technology is intended for the fast-growing market of devices in the Consumer Electronics, Enterprise, and Robotics spaces that utilize voice commands, rather than traditional physical inputs via buttons, keyboard inputs, or mouse clicks. Translation: Harman (with Samsung) […]

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Harman JBL Intros EON ONE PRO Rechargeable Portable PA

April 6, 2017

HARMAN Professional Solutions today unveiled the JBL EON ONE PRO rechargeable portable personal linear-array PA. The EON ONE Pro combines the sound quality of a professional system with the convenience and portability of a self-contained, battery-powered solution. Featuring Bluetooth audio, a seven-channel mixer and a rechargeable lithium battery that lasts six hours, EON ONE Pro is designed for portable and rental applications […]

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Samsung Electronics Completes Acquisition of HARMAN — And Now, Even Harman President Only References the Automotive Connection

March 13, 2017

Samsung Electronics Friday announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Harman International. Under the terms of the merger agreement, HARMAN stockholders will receive $112.00 per share in cash. The completion follows the satisfaction of all conditions to the closing of the transaction, including approval of the transaction by HARMAN stockholders and receipt of […]

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AV on Four Wheels

February 17, 2017

At the various auto shows that have already taken place this year, all the talk is about autonomous vehicles. Just a few short years ago the thought of autonomous vehicles was a dream. It would be years before such a thing existed.  We had some cars that would park themselves with driver intervention, how could […]

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AMX Says Their Rapid Project Maker v3.0 Simplifies AV Configuration

February 8, 2017

HARMAN Pro today announced AMX Rapid Project Maker v3.0 has new features including a redesigned HTML5 interface and a new enhanced and intuitive touch panel UI, RPM v3.0. AMX Rapid Project Maker configuration software is designed to simplify the deployment of AV room systems for thousands of customers worldwide. As the Industry’s first cloud-based configuration tool for simplified configuration […]

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AMX Debuts Enova DGX Audio Switching Boards With Dante Networked Audio Technology

February 7, 2017

HARMAN Professional Solutions’ AMX today introduced Enova DGX Audio Switching Boards with Dante integration that deliver Dante networked audio feeds to and from Enova DGX 100 Series Digital Media Switchers. The new Dante board kits expand Enova DGX enclosures with up to 16 channels of networked audio, enabling flexible audio switching between traditional AV solutions […]

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AMX Debuts N7142 AV-Over-IP Presentation Switcher

February 7, 2017

HARMAN Pro today unveiled the AMX N7142 Presentation Switcher, an all-in-one presentation switcher that incorporates low-latency Networked AV video distribution. It’s aimed at classrooms and conference rooms. The N7142 Presentation Switcher distributes up to 4K UHD (3840×2160) content from 4K sources (4K @60Hz 4:2:0) HDMI 2.0 and two VGA inputs that can be independently switched […]

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AMX Debuts Acendo Vibe Conferencing Sound Bars

February 7, 2017

HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced AMX Acendo Vibe, a new line of premium conferencing sound bars. The line includes JBL speakers with far-field microphones and they are integrated with a wide-angle camera. Featuring an interesting industrial design, Acendo Vibe is designed to work in small meeting spaces or huddle rooms and it’s an all-in-one solution […]

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HARMAN Professional Adds AES67 Support Across Audio and Video Product Lines

February 7, 2017

HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced support of AES67 across networked audio and video product families. AES67 is a standard to enable high-performance audio-over-IP streaming interoperability between various IP-based audio networks. New Soundweb London BLU-806DA, BLU-326DA and BLU-DA devices will support both Dante and AES67 natively and will replace the BLU-806, BLU-326 and BLU-DAN devices respectively. […]

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HARMAN Pro’s AMX Upgrades Acendo Book Scheduling Touch Panels

February 7, 2017

HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced new firmware for AMX RoomBook scheduling touch panels, making them part of the new Acendo product family. Acendo Book scheduling touch panels are standalone scheduling panels that integrate directly with popular room scheduling software like Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 and Google Calendar without additional system software or hardware requirements. The […]

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HARMAN Pro’s AMX Intros Acendo Core Room Collaboration System

February 7, 2017

HARMAN Professional Solutions today introduced the AMX Acendo Core presentation solution for huddle spaces and small meeting environments. One unique feature is that Acendo Core features direct integration with Microsoft Exchange scheduling, Skype for Business integration, native document viewers and email document sharing. Built-in document viewers and rendering allow users to present content without bringing […]

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AKG Debuts New AKG HC644 and LC617 Hands-Free Microphones

February 6, 2017

HARMAN Professional Solutions today introduced the AKG HC644 head-worn and LC617 lavalier microphones for presentation and speech applications. The new microphones are directly compatible with all AKG body-pack wireless transmitters and are adaptable to most popular wireless systems, making them ideal for presentations in classrooms, lecture halls and multiuse event facilities of any size. AKG […]

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HARMAN Pro’s JBL Brand Debuts All-Weather Speaker Series With Ultra-Compact AWC62 Loudspeaker

February 6, 2017

HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced the JBL AWC62 all-weather two-way coaxial loudspeaker, the latest addition to the JBL AW and AWC Series speakers. Like all AWC speakers, the AWC62 incorporates a coaxial driver and the AWC62 offers a consistent 110° coverage with high output in a cabinet that measures just 10.2 x 10.2 x 10.1 […]

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AKG by HARMAN Debuts the P5i Microphone

January 20, 2017

AKG by HARMAN today announced the new AKG P5i high-performance dynamic vocal microphone. AKG P5i is the first microphone designed to automatically configure with the new HARMAN Connected PA ecosystem (also announced today), providing what HARMAN says is effortless set up, instant recall of performer and presets and great sound for musicians of all skill […]

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HARMAN Introduces Interesting HARMAN Connected PA Ecosystem

January 20, 2017

HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced the HARMAN Connected PA — a complete ecosystem of live sound products that HARMAN says allows performers at any skill level to get professional results. At the center of the Connected PA ecosystem is the groundbreaking new HARMAN Connected PA mobile app, which provides one centralized solution for intuitive setup, […]

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