You Got Drones in My Huddle Room

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If you read our industry press at all (and I hope you do) you will note large numbers of articles on two subjects: 1. The “Huddle Room” and 2. Drones When two subjects like these fascinate an industry, it is almost inevitable that they combine in some way. (I consider this the “you got peanut […]

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Brightline Ships cMe2 Lighting Kit for UCC spaces

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Brightline today announced its new cMe2 huddle room light is shipping. The compact fixture is specifically designed for spaces that have inadequate lighting for videoconferencing and other video recordings. We actually shot a video fo this at InfoComm and you can see if here: Providing pure white LED-based lighting, the cost-effective cMe2 offers on-board dimming […]

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Salamander Aims at Huddle Rooms with Unifi Huddle Tables

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Salamander Designs today announced the Unifi Huddle and Unifi Huddle Lite state-of-the-art furniture systems. Available in a selection of tabletop and cabinet materials and finishes, both designs are modular, easy to deploy and exemplify the highest quality design standards available in the industry today. The self-contained design means a uniquely simple installation. Unifi Huddle requires […]

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Barco Intros Two New Models of ClickShare

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Barco has announced the release of two new enterprise products: a dedicated huddle proposition, the ClickShare CS-100 Huddle, and a 4K collaboration solution, the ClickShare CSE-200+. The ClickShare CS-100 Huddle, designed for huddle and small meeting spaces, brings “spontaneous, ad-hoc and swift content-sharing” to small businesses or teams. With the ClickShare CSE-200+, new ways of […]

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The Role Of the AV Integrator in Huddle Space Design

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Crystal clear audiovisual. Effective acoustics. Perfect lighting. Comfortable and functional furniture. These are the key ingredients of the experiential huddle space design that creates truly memorable experiences and makes participants eager to return and use the space again. What Is Experiential Design? Millennials are likely the group to thank for inspiring the huddle room. They […]

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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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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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FSR to Introduce HuddleVU Collaboration Bundles at InfoComm 2018

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FSR is introducing a new concept in collaboration systems at InfoComm 2018. The Company is launching HuddleVU Collaboration Bundles, a series of prepackaged configurations that take the work out of designing collaboration systems. HuddleVU Collaboration Bundles are offered in five different prepackaged systems that accommodate from two to four users. Each bundle includes a table […]

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New Huddle Room Collaboration Product to be Launched at InfoComm 2018

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LAS VEGAS and RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CALIF., APRIL 23, 2018— Huddle Rooms and Collaboration are some of the hottest buzzwords in AV, and AVPhenom will be introducing a new Collaboration Product at Infocomm 2018. Over the last few years, huddle room and collaboration products like wireless screen sharing technologies have been some of the hottest new […]

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The Non-AV-AV Is Getting to Be Bigger than the AV Parts of AV

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Since the introduction of the plethora of collaboration boards launched February at ISE, I’ve noticed a troubling and concerning trend: In some segments of AV, the non-AV’ers are doing more AV than the AV’ers are doing. What the heck do I mean? Well, let’s take the huddle space as an example. At first, the AV […]

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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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Logitech Intros Logitech MeetUp Conference Camera Aimed at Huddle Rooms

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Logitech just announced a USB-based conference camera called the Logitech MeetUp. Designed specifically for small conference rooms and huddle rooms, MeetUp’s 120-degree field of view makes every seat at the table clearly visible during a meeting. With acoustics custom-tuned for huddle rooms and a compact all-in-one design, MeetUp is USB and connected to any USB-conferencing […]

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AMX Debuts Acendo Vibe Conferencing Sound Bars

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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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Altia Systems To Showcase the PanaCast 2 Huddle Room Solution at InfoComm 2016

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Altia Systems today announced it will demonstrate the PanaCast 2 Huddle Room Solution, an easy, cost-effective way to add real-time video collaboration to huddle rooms, here at InfoComm, June 8 -10, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth N2620. Huddle rooms are one of the fastest growing segments for business collaboration today, with more than 50 million […]

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UC&C Requires a T.E.A.M Approach

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The audiovisual industry has been converging and will continue to converge with the IT industry to deliver unified communications and collaborative solutions. The convergence of these markets bring the best of what AV has to offer with the best of IT has completely together. AV brings to bear the enhanced lighting, acoustics and collaboration technology […]

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Crestron Ships Huddle Room Package

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Crestron shipped a new HDMI switcher and extender pair that’s aimed at small meeting rooms, huddle rooms, and classrooms. Dubbed the HD Scaling Presentation Switcher & Extender (HD-MD-400-C-E) the package includes 3×1 switcher with an HD receiver that requires no programming. Mount the transmitter under a table or inside a podium and it hash two HDMI inputs, one VGA input (with one […]

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A Grand Day for Polycom With New Market Solutions

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Today, Polycom marked a 25th anniversary in the industry by announcing Innovative Solutions that will Transform Collaboration Experiences along with being the First to Put People at the Center of Collaboration. They conducted a pre-launch day yesterday for press and analysts (which I was invited to but unfortunately was not able to attend), followed by an […]

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InfoComm 2015 Report: Workspaces For Tomorrow Session

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By David Danto AV, Collaboration, Multimedia, Video and UC Technology Leader Change in business and culture is happening at the fastest pace ever. It is all around us, with new processes not just improving the old ones but completely replacing them. Digital downloads replaced record / CD stores, search engines replaced phone books, apps are […]

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Gary Checks In with Devon Wright at the Jupiter Booth

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Devon Wright, manager of Professional Services at Jupiter, talks about how Jupiter has traditionally been in the command and control room space, but has entered the small Huddle Room space now that they are shipping their CRS-4K collaboration system. Jupiter looks forward to moving into a new market dealing with integrators in the meeting room […]

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FSR’s HuddleVU Offers Adds Features, Offers New Mini-VU Model

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FSR’s HuddleVU Collaboration system is designed as a meeting room system where users can share and view their multiple inputs; laptops, tablets, and smart phones, on a single or multiple displays. When FSR’s new DV-MFMV-74 DV PRO — MultiVU — Seven Input Multi-Format Windowing Scaler is integrated with the HuddleVU FLEX System. it creates a […]

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AVF’s T526 RDY2GO Table Is Industry’s Most ‘Huddle-Ready’

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Audio Video Furniture has designed the perfect huddle room. Dubbed the T526 RDY2GO it seats up to 6-people and it features a slim base – which houses PC components, switchers, DAs and even accommodates cable management — and, best of all, it allows for custom cutouts for accommodating your electronics grommets/cubby’s for easy plug in […]

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Bad Hoc

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Sometimes, in my role as the general manager of a small AV company dealing with large clients, and being part of planning both their permanent installations and their events, I stand at a crossroads that can give me some perspective. Or get me hit by a car. The key for me, and for all of […]

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Middle Atlantic Brings Under Table Rack Mount to Meeting Spaces

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Middle Atlantic Products’ newest offering is in the form of an under-table rack mount called TechPed. Designed to provide discrete equipment mounting in huddle rooms, conference rooms and other collaboration spaces, the TechPed incorporates the company’s Frame to Furniture design. The inner steel rack frame ships directly from stock, allowing integrators to begin the integration […]

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InfoComm: Bring Us Your Huddled Masses — to Collaborate

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By Dan Daley Special to InfoComm International Like “punt” and “Hail Mary pass,” the huddle room draws its name from football terminology embedded deep in the lexicon of American business. It’s also the outcome of a long-term trend in corporate architecture by which traditional, closed-off offices have faded from favor, while wide-open workspaces pioneered by […]

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