InfoComm 2018 Show Receives Award from International Association of Exhibitions and Events

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AVIXA and host of InfoComm 2018, the largest professional audiovisual trade show in North America, received two awards in the annual International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Art of the Show Competition. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world. InfoComm 2018 won awards for show brand design/development […]

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Sony Pro BRAVIA Displays Add Cloud Connectivity Through iRevo’s Enterprise Class Digital Signage

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Sony’s Pro BRAVIA displays have added connectivity to iRevo Digital Signage (iDS) cloud-based software. Supporting 4K resolution, HDR imagery, integrated support for HTML5 and open API support, Sony’s professional BRAVIA displays are available in a range of sizes and specs and digital signage templates built-in. iRevo’s cloud-based signage solution works with the BRAVIA’s Android operating […]

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AVIXA Women’s Council Local Groups Have Doubled Globally Since InfoComm 2018

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The AVIXA Women’s Council, founded by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, with a mission to provide a global community for supporting and empowering women in the AV industry, has experienced a surge in the formation of local groups following InfoComm 2018. In just four months, the AVIXA Women’s Council has more than doubled the […]

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Epson LightScene Accent Lighting Laser Projectors Ship on Same Day It Wins Best of InfoComm Award

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Epson today announced it is now shipping its new LightScene — a new category of accent lighting laser projectors for digital art and signage. From practical applications such as basic signage, wayfinding, branding and promotional messaging to spatial design and creation of immersive and engaging experiences, LightScene delivers dynamic content for digital art, commercial signage […]

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We Just Shot 1,550+ Videos (and Posted 200+ New Product Articles and Recorded 75+ Podcasts) at InfoComm 2018

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The 2018 version of InfoComm came to a close last week, but our coverage will live forever — on our dedicated InfoComm 2018 Microsite! We shot 1,550+ new product videos, took 2,000+ photos on the show floor, recorded more than 75 podcasts and wrote up 200 or so news stories covering the show. Check it […]

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The BEST of InfoComm 2018 Awards

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Unlike EVERY other InfoComm awards program, we don’t let companies enter themselves AND we don’t take money to apply for awards. EVERY other InfoComm awards program is pay-for-play and are NOT to be believed. They aren’t real. They are, in fact, #FakeAwards Now, I am not saying rAVe’s Best of InfoComm 2018 Awards are perfect, […]

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InfoComm’s Most Wanted

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InfoComm 2018 is a month behind us, and over the last few weeks, people have been writing about the trends they saw at the show. We’ve seen blogs discussing increasing end-user attendance as well as several people’s lists of their favorite products or the ones they saw to be the most innovative or disruptive. There […]

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Gary Kayye’s 2018 UBTech Conference Keynote

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For the second year in a row, rAVe Founder Gary Kayye was the opening keynote speaker for the UBTech Conference. UBTech is an annual conference and trade show on higher education technology leadership. UBTech highlights emerging trends in IT and AV technologies and their applications across campus to improve institutional and student success. Each year […]

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InfoComm 2018 Recap, Part the Second: Words by Which to Live

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With the new branding, AVIXA appears to have picked up a new motto, one which many of us have seen on the various promotional items for sale in the AVIXA store at InfoComm: “Together, we can change the way people experience the world.” Those who know me I believe in language, and believe in having […]

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InfoComm 2018 Sets New Records for Size, Attendance in Las Vegas

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The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association lowered the curtain on its first InfoComm show in North America as AVIXA. The event kicked off with a record-setting TIDE conference and concluded with a trade show exhibition that attracted nearly 43,000 registered attendees, 10 percent more than the last time InfoComm was held in Las Vegas, in […]

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The TIDE Conference and Learning how to Think

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Another InfoComm is now behind us. As we return to our everyday lives, we should look back and reflect on what we learned and experienced over the past week. For those of you who weren’t able to attend, this is a chance to share some of the lessons I found across the country in Las […]

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New #AVChallenge: Programmers, Get Your CTS-D

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I just finished up teaching CTS prep for Avixa during the three-day classes before the InfoComm show. Not only was this a fun and a rewarding experience… I also came away with a new challenge. Several of my fellow instructors encouraged me to step up my certification game and get both my CTS-D and my […]

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Drunk Unkles Event Breaks Industry Fundraising Record at InfoComm 2018

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The NSCA Education Foundation announced that the Drunk Unkles’ first 2018 fundraiser, held on June 6 at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, generated $102,800 in industry support through a mix of personal donations, sponsorships and a live auction – the highest dollar amount in Drunk Unkles history! Close to 1,200 fans gathered […]

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Fulcrum Acoustic Unveils the World’s First Cardioid Coaxial Stage Monitor

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Fulcrum Acoustic has launched the FW15 15 inch Coaxial Cardioid Stage Monitor. The FW15 is the world’s first cardioid stage monitor incorporating Fulcrum Acoustic’s patented Passive Cardioid Technology. This proprietary technology enables tour-grade, low-profile FW15 stage monitors to attenuate rear low frequency radiation which interferes with the audience, stage microphones and front fills. Fulcrum’s FW15 […]

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Marshall Debuts CV502-U3 High-Definition USB POV Camera

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Marshall Electronics debuted its CV502-U3 High-Definition USB POV Camera at InfoComm. Designed for the ProAV and UCC markets, the CV502-U3 has plug-and-play connectivity on any Mac, PC or Linux system supporting USB 3.0 input infrastructure and uses video capture drivers included with common computer software and soft codecs. Utilizing UVC 1.5, common teleconference and video […]

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ClearOne Debuts WS800 M550 RF Range Wireless Microphone System at InfoComm to Comply With New FCC Rules

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ClearOne announced a new WS800 M550 Wireless Microphone System that operates in the 537-563 MHz range in response to new FCC rules limiting the use of certain frequencies in North America. The new WS800 M550 model is necessary to give integrators a full range of frequency options as new FCC rules will require any products […]

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AtlasIED Sets a New Standard With Strategically Hidden Ceiling Loudspeakers

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AtlasIED just introduced its SHS Series, Strategically Hidden Loudspeaker. According to AtlasIED, the SHS Series incorporates a different waveguide design than any other ceiling loudspeaker. Inside its concealed enclosure is a two-way driver that provides high-definition sound. As the sound exits the two-way transducers, is passes through a patented adaptive dispersion lens for smooth and […]

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D-Tools Introduces Commercial-Focused Enhancements to the System Integrator Platform

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D-Tools has implemented enhancements to their estimation and budget, design and project management software platform, System Integrator, including System Integrator 2018. Accommodating a key component of virtually all projects, D-Tools has completely re-engineered its Change Order process to enable the creation of multiple, persistent Change Orders while also adding a new approval process for Change […]

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AtlasIED Announces Release of Next-Generation IP Endpoints, the IPX Series

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The IPX Series from AtlasIED is designed for quick notification through audio and visual messages, making it a solution for safety communications. Emergency notifications need to be targeted and timely with audio that is intelligible and visual alerts that reinforce the audio message. Through a unified communications environment or the AtlasIED Globalcom.IP ecosystem, the IPX […]

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ClearOne Debuts New Software for Its COLLABORATE Pro Series at InfoComm

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ClearOne announced new software upgrade for the COLLABORATE Pro series. The COLLABORATE Pro room system brings cloud video, audio and web conferencing, SIP/H.323 video conferencing, in-room wireless presentation, interactive whiteboard, capture recording, live streaming and more in a single low-cost appliance. COLLABORATE Pro includes professional quality audio endpoints and cameras. For enterprises who have adopted […]

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Start-up ZiipRoom Wants to Simplify the Meeting Room with Cloud-Control

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At InfoComm, ZiipRoom introduced a software-only platform for conference rooms and huddle rooms. And, the company announced it joined Logitech’s Collaboration Program designed to deliver exceptional user experiences through integrated, complementary products that are easy to use and install. ZiipRoom’s patented software allows users to control the complete meeting experience via a cloud-smart app that […]

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ClearOne Expands Ceiling Microphone Array Line at InfoComm with Debut of its Ceiling Microphone Array Dante Model

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ClearOne introduced a new addition to its ceiling microphone array product line – the ClearOne Ceiling Microphone Array Dante at InfoComm 2018. The new ClearOne Ceiling Microphone Array Dante features easily-identified numbered mic elements, an LED indicator for On/Off/Mute, the ability to daisy-chain up to four ceiling microphone arrays to make twelve channel microphone systems, […]

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Matrox Announces Availability of Extio 3 IP KVM Extenders

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Matrox Graphics has announced that Matrox Extio 3Series IP KVM extenders are now available. Extio 3 IP KVM extenders are marketed as the world’s first to deliver 4Kp60 4:4:4 video performance — alongside extended keyboard, mouse, USB 2.0 and audio — on a 1 Gig network. Matrox Extio 3 Series cards and appliances are capable […]

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Bosch Debuts DICENTIS Interpreter Desk for Visually Impaired Interpreters

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Bosch has expanded the DICENTIS family with the DICENTIS interpreter desk. The DICENTIS interpreter desk is designed to speak the language of the interpreter. By observing and interviewing expert interpreters and technicians worldwide, the desk has been optimized to address their real-world needs. The ergonomic design with tactile buttons and knobs provides optimal control and […]

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Aurora Multimedia Introduces HT Series Unshielded HDBaseT 4K60, 4:4:4, 18Gbps

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Aurora Multimedia did something creative with HDBaseT at InfoComm with the ability to work at 4K60 4:4:4 with a single unshielded CAT 5e or better cable and an option for two- or eight-channel Dante. Three new HDBaseT 2.0 products were shown at InfoComm including the HTW-2 two gang transmitter Decora wall plate, HTE-TX2 transmitter box […]

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ROE Visual Introduces High-Contrast Black Marble Glass Top Floor Display at InfoComm

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ROE Visual used InfoComm to launch Black Marble, a high-contrast LED floor display. ROE Visual’s Black Marble was specifically engineered for concert stages, television studios and commercial stands with crossover capacity to many other creative applications. ROE Visual’s Black Marble allows for expanded floor lighting design by way spotlights incorporated into one of its modules […]

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Middle Atlantic Introduces L7 Series Lectern

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Middle Atlantic Products today announced the release of the company’s L7 Series adjustable-height lectern, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Designed with both integrators and educators in mind, the L7 Series Lectern provides a welded steel frame with modular rackmount and storage options; additional small device storage available below the worksurface on […]

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