Biamp Adds to Training Options

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Biamp Systems has revamped its entire education program in the ProAV industry. The company is transitioning its individual product platform certification to an online format, enabling integrators, systems designers and end users. Biamp is also adding a new category of in-person training. This session — The Biamp AV Lab — provides in-depth, hands-on training for the Tesira audio and video platform. […]

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The Coolest AV Tour During InfoComm in Orlando

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During InfoComm 2017, take a step away from the convention center to see how AV boosts attractions around Orlando. The AV tour lineup includes the University of Central Florida, Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba, the Orlando Science Center, Happily Ever After at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Round-trip transportation […]

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InfoComm Announces 2017 Award Winners

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InfoComm International just announced the 2017 recipients of its annual awards. Each year, InfoComm recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. In 2017, the InfoComm Awards Committee, a panel of volunteers, received nominations from across the AV industry and named winners for the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV, Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement, CTS Holder […]

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AptoVision BlueRiver NT1000 Hardware Development Kit Now Available

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AptoVision today announced the immediate availability of the BlueRiverNT1000 Hardware Development Kit. BlueRiver NT1000 is the latest product in AptoVision’s BlueRiver NT+ Series of AV-over-IP chipsets, which remain the world’s only chipsets to transport uncompressed, zero-latency Ultra HD/4K HDR over Ethernet and are the foundation for Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE) technology. AptoVision says that the BlueRiver NT1000 delivers advanced IP-switching and extension capabilities, while reducing the […]

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Draper’s New TecVision Grey Surface Projection Screen Tackles Ambient Light

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Draper’s new TecVision CH1200X ALR is a grey surface designed specifically to address ambient light rejection (ALR) applications. With an ALR rating of 20, the Draper says its TecVision CH1200X ALR rejects 80 percent of the ambient light not being produced by the projector. Designed for environments with high ambient lighting and controlled viewing angles, the CH1200X ALR is a high-contrast surface helping black retention […]

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Datapath to Unveil New Innovations at InfoComm 2017

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Datapath is planning to shine the spotlight on important new innovations at the forthcoming InfoComm 2017 exhibition in Orlando, Florida (June 14-16). With the company enjoying a period of explosive growth across the USA and wider Americas, brand awareness and product capability will underpin Datapath’s creative 1,500 square-foot island booth (4033). With some very exciting developments to WallControl 10 […]

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Earthworks Ships CTB30 Boundary Microphone

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Earthworks is now shipping the CTB30 boundary microphone designed for conferencing and speech applications. The CTB30 delivers  speech intelligibility and coverage coupled with a low profile appearance for conference rooms, boardrooms, classrooms, lecterns and houses of worship. Optimized for speech, Earthworks says the CTB30 features a flat frequency response from 60Hz to 30kHz and an incredibly fast […]

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Roland GO: MIXER Compact Audio Mixer for Smartphones Is Now Available

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Roland announced the availability of GO:MIXER, a compact audio mixer for smartphone video production. Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, GO:MIXER connects digitally via an included cable, providing clear stereo sound that’s a marked upgrade over using the phone’s built-in mono mic or analog line input. With multiple inputs available, users can connect a mic, musical instruments and media […]

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Draper to Showcase Commercial Shades at InfoComm 2017

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Style and function blend seamlessly with the InfoComm 2017 debut of Draper window shades. Known as a leading manufacturer of projection screens and projection and flat-panel display lifts, Draper is taking aim at the needs of AV integrators with Motorized FlexShades, which will on display at InfoComm 2017, June 14-16 in Orlando. Draper’s Motorized FlexShades, […]

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Oblong Brings Mezzanine Teamwork to InfoComm 2017

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Oblong Industries will be showcasing its latest innovation, Mezzanine Teamwork, on booth 1871 at InfoComm 2017, Orlando Convention Center, June 14-16. Mezzanine Teamwork is a solution purpose-built to help enterprises gain a competitive edge in today’s fast-paced working environment.  By bringing high-performance collaboration into huddle spaces and compact meeting room environments, Mezzanine Teamwork empowers everyone in an organization. Its dual-screen configuration […]

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Juice Goose Debuts SL-350 UPS

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The Juice Goose SL-350 UPS uses lithium battery technology in a light weight, thin profile. That makes this UPS well suited for installation in small spaces previously impractical for ordinary UPS designs (think behind a monitor in digital signage apps). In addition to battery power support, the SL-350 provides 312 Joules of protection from AC power surges and spikes. This […]

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Gary Kayye’s “All About 4K” Educational Session Will Come to InfoComm

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If you want to learn everything you need to know to specify, design or sell systems with 4K displays, projectors, signal routing or cabling, you should hurry (as space is VERY LIMITED) and sign up for my 4K educational session at InfoComm in Orlando. Being held on Thursday, June 15th at 10:30 a.m, the 1.5 […]

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PreSonus Announces Quantum Thunderbolt Interface

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The 26×32-channel Quantum is PreSonus’ fastest audio/MIDI interface and takes advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt 2 bus. Using 24-bit, 192 kHz converters with 120 dB of dynamic range and PreSonus’ recallable XMAX microphone preamps, you can actually stack up to four Quantum interfaces via Thunderbolt to create a monster 96×96 system. The Quantum offers two combo mic/instrument/line inputs and six combo […]

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SpinetiX Announces 2017 Release of Elementi Digital Signage Software

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The new Elementi digital signage software from SpinetiX includes a new level of security and is made for any of the company’s digital signage players. It’s aimed at verticals such as education, hospitality and healthcare. Elementi is designed to match the SpinetiX range of digital signage players to optimize reliability and network security. 2017 release of Elementi […]

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Atlona Prepares North American Debut of AV Innovations in Collaboration and Control at InfoComm 2017

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Atlona will debut several key new innovations at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, with a focus on emerging trends in collaboration and control across commercial AV environments. Cloud-Based Control Atlona will present live demonstrations at Booth 3961 to showcase several technological advances and industry firsts. This includes the North American debut of Velocity, Atlona’s all-new AV system control platform for Atlona and third-party […]

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Vote NOW for the 6th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

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We received over 5,000 nominations for our 6th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards! And, now it’s time for you, the readers, to vote. You nominated them and now it’s time for you to vote for the best of the best. Here’s a list of the top companies and products in each of the 24 categories of […]

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Leyard Planar Launches the Industry’s First Seamless LED Touch-Enabled Video Wall

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Today Leyard Planar launched the Leyard LED MultiTouch, the industry’s first seamless LED touch-enabled video wall. This proprietary multi-touch solution revolutionizes interactivity for narrow pixel pitch LED video walls without the disadvantages of front glass — offering a seamless, lightweight and durable LED touch surface enabled by their patent-pending Leyard PLTS (Pliable LED Touch Surface) technology. The Leyard LED MultiTouch brings advanced interactivity […]

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Full Schedule of SDVoE Alliance Training Events to Be Held at InfoComm 2017

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At InfoComm 2017 (Orlando, June 14-16), founding members of the SDVoE Alliance will present a series of training sessions focusing on Ethernet as the transport for AV signals in professional AV environments and the ecosystem around the SDVoE platform which allows software to define AV applications. “Education is a central mission of the SDVoE Alliance and it’s […]

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Atomos 19″ Sumo Monitor-Recorder Delivers 4Kp60 HDR to the Set and the Studio

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Adding HDR and 1200-nit brightness to a 19” monitor at a list price of $2,495 is an amazing feat itself, but the addition of recording, switching and playback is a true revolution, completely redefining how production monitors will be used on set and in studio. This is exactly what the new Sumo Monitor-Recorder from Atomos does. […]

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Global Caché Commercial AV Line About to Ship and Barco Can’t Wait

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Global Caché announced today they will begin shipping the new Global Caché Commercial Line (CL) to distributors and will service the market via manufacturers’ reps. Global Caché products connect any IR, serial and contact closure device to a Wi-Fi and/or IP network so it can be controlled, automated and maintained by network-based software. The company offers other […]

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Audinate Introduces New Dante Broadway Networking Chip

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Audinate, developer of Dante media networking technology, has announced the immediate availability of its new Dante Broadway networking chip designed for mid-channel count audio products. Available in 8×8 and 16×16 channel options, Dante Broadway is designed for adding Dante audio networking to products such as small mixers, power amplifiers, DSPs, hardware interfaces and conferencing solutions. Dante Broadway blends the small form factor of Audinate’s Ultimo products with the most popular features of the Brooklyn II module, including […]

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Atlona Brings New HDR-Compatible 4K AV Devices to Market

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Atlona’s new 4K capable JunoX Series switcher and two Rondo Series video distribution amplifiers are shipping. All three products support 4K/UHD (up to 3840×2400) video @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling (8-bit color) and HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps. The JunoX Series (AT-JUNO-451) is a 4×1 HDMI switcher that meets the HDMI 2.0a specification, and passes metadata for HDR content. In addition, its HDCP 2.2 compliant, supports HDMI Audio Return Channel and includes a […]

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Osprey Video Announces InfoComm 2017 Plans

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Osprey Video’s Talon G1 line of hardware encoders continues to mature with the addition of new models, new features, and new and tighter integrations with some of the industry’s leading streaming platforms. Such integrations, a key focus for Osprey Video this year, reduce complexity for the user by creating streaming solutions for multiple applications in numerous industries. One of Osprey […]

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Crestron Ships Mercury Collaboration Solution

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Crestron said they have started shipping their Mercury tabletop meeting and collaboration system. Mercury is basically a conferencing phone with a built-in Crestron AirMedia wireless presentation gateway. So, you can use it to collaborate with users in far-sites or locally by using it as a presentation gateway for wireless content. Mercury can make calls from either a mobile device (cloud-codec) or […]

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#ICYMI: Thank God No One Is Using the Stupid, Trying-to-Sound-Cool Term “IoT” at ISE – Ugh, But They Will at InfoComm

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In 2016 some industry self-appointed pundits in the AV-industry were overusing the trite term known as the “Internet of Things” (aka IoT) way, way too much last year. I keep seeing content marketing and blogs using the term — as if we are really part of it. We aren’t. Thank God we are in 2017 […]

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The 6th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards- Open for Nominations!

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Our Reader’s Choice Awards blow away ANY other industry award. And, I can say that with 100 percent confidence. How? Well, first off, in 2014, we had over 54,000 votes and then 2015 and 2016 both saw over 81,000 voters (Yes, you read that right – OVER 81 THOUSAND voters) — no one has those […]

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InfoComm International Names 2017 Michael Vergauwen Scholarship Winner

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The International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF), a non-profit charitable and educational organization created by InfoComm International to support the audiovisual industry, is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 Michael Vergauwen Scholarship. Jacob Faber, a junior from the University of British Columbia pursuing a degree in electrical engineering and design, will receive $5,000 to support his education in the audiovisual field. […]

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Key Digital Launches HDMI Matrix Switchers with HDBaseT Output and Support of HDCP 2.2, UHD/4K

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Key Digital just introduced the KD-Pro6x6CC and KD-Pro8x8CC matrix switchers with KD-XSWRx extenders. These matrix switchers are compliant with HDCP2.2 standards and support resolutions up to 4096×2160 @24fps (4:4:4 chroma sampling). With KD-Pro6x6CC and KD-Pro8x8CC every input can be routed to a separate output set which consists of an HDMI and an HDBaseT output, both of which can be simultaneously active and mirror each other’s output, […]

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BenQ Ships Industry’s First Color-Critical Monitor With Single-Cable USB-C Connectivity

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BenQ America has launched a new 100 percent sRGB and Rec. 709 monitor offering a range of features aimed at creative professionals. The new 27” PD2710QC includes a USB-C Docking Station for MacBook and PC users, allowing designers to charge devices, transfer data, transmit audio and video, and connect to the internet, all through  a single cable. Simultaneously delivering up […]

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GPO Display Debuts Panoramic Display Line From 16″ to 48″

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Creative display sizes and form-factors are hard to come by. Nearly every display manufacturer exclusively sells 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio monitors — with few other options. But, GPO Display has a line of 16”, 19”, 24”, 28” and 48” monitors that are like the width of a panoramic photo taken with your smartphone. With the exception […]

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L-Acoustics Launches Its First Avnu-Certified Systems

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Today, L-Acoustics announces that the LA12X amplified controller is the first L-Acoustics product to receive Avnu certification, the LA4X will also receive certification in the coming weeks. The Avnu-certified LA12X and LA4X amplified controllers include built-in AVB bridge functionality. Apparently, they are the first Avnu-certified amplified controllers to be launched with both Bridge and Listener technology. To accompany LA12X […]

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