AV’s Headlines Suck. Here’s How to Fix That.

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With fresh eyes on amazing new products and services presented over the last few tradeshows (InfoComm, DSE, ISE) so far this year, the rAVe Agency has seen some truly remarkable technology coming out of the audiovisual (AV) industry. But while AV technology is undoubtedly impressive, the way AV products are promoted and advertised has mostly […]

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Panasonic Adds New 4K Displays Designed for UCC and and Business Applications

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Panasonic Business has completed the expansion of its 4K display range, originally launched at ISE 2019, with the CQ1 series featuring six new models for use in collaborative spaces. Available from 43 to 86 inches, the series is all native 4K resolution (3840×2160) and support 4K/60p signals and are spec’d to deliver 400 cd/m2 brightness […]

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Philips Professional Display Releases MediaSuite Pro TV Across EMEA

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Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS) has announced its complete range of new, Google-certified, Android-powered MediaSuite Pro TVs is now available to all customers across EMEA. Unveiled during ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, the new Philips PDS MediaSuite range has been designed to help revolutionise the way businesses and end-users can access and broadcast digital content, […]

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ReAX Is Industry’s First Open-Platform Control System

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM AURORA MULTIMEDIA Aurora Multimedia has had control systems for years — aimed mostly at controlling their own produce line in systems. But, at ISE 2019, they debuted something they are calling the world’s first open-platform control system in their ReAX control line — and it’s compatible with Windows, Android and Linux. Using […]

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We Just Shot 1500+ Videos (and Posted 300+ New Product Articles and Recorded 55 Podcasts) at ISE 2019

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The 2019 ISE show last week in Amsterdam ended with over 80,000 AV and IT professionals walking the 15 show floor halls. And, we had nearly 20 reporters in Europe recording it all so our coverage will live forever — on our dedicated ISE 2019 microsite! We shot 1,500+ new product videos, took 1500+ photos on the […]

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Here Are the Best of ISE 2019 Awards – AV’s Only NOT-Pay-for-Play Awards

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You can’t enter a product in them. And, you can’t ask us to nominate you. And, you can’t get an award by advertising or sponsoring us or paying for it. There are NO award entry fees. We sent reporters to EVERY booth/stand at ISE 2019 and we selected the TOP products in every possible product […]

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disguise’s vx 4 Media Server Ships

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disguise announced the launch of its new vx 4 server, which has been engineered to play back video at higher quality and resolution than ever before. The vx 4 is optimized for playing up to four times uncompressed 4K60 using its high-performance NVME RAID drive array, as well as the capability of playing lossless 10-bit […]

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rAVe’s ISE 2019 Wrap-Up Video Drops!

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This is what you’ve all been waiting for! The 2019 ISE Wrap-Up video. Each year, we produce a wrap-up video to give you a glimpse of the ISE Show in Amsterdam and get a feel for what the entire show floor is like. Are you in it? Is your company highlighted? Check it out:

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Samsung at ISE 2019: The Wall, Artificial Intelligence-Based Scaling and Digital Signage

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While at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, I had the opportunity to talk to Hyesung Ha, senior vice president of visual display business at Samsung Electronics, to talk about some of the new products the company had introduced recently and were showing on their stand. Samsung’s “The Wall” has been shown before, including at last year’s […]

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ISE Sets Attendance Record Again, This Time With 81,268 Attendees

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ISE 2019 shows how technology and creativity deliver experience The 16th Integrated Systems Europe, which ran at the RAI Amsterdam from 5-8 February, was the biggest, broadest-reaching and most exciting edition of the show ever – confirming it as the international destination of choice for AV professionals. As well as hosting 15 halls containing the […]

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Our ISE Show Coverage Is More Than Every Other AV Publications’ in the World Combined

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rAVe [PUBS] and rAVe [NOW] just returned from the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show last week in Amsterdam and we covered the show floor with nearly 20 reporters. You want proof? Well here you go: We shot over 1,500 new product videos on the show floor — yes, 1,500 We wrote up over 350 new […]

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Draper ISE Booth Is About Collaboration

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At ISE 2019 Draper is exhibiting standard and custom solutions developed for and with some of the world’s leading display manufacturers. Visitors to the company’s booth are experiencing their ability to build collaborative relationships, including: A new mounting structure for NEC dvLED LED Mounting Solutions for Leyard and Planar TVF Series video walls SmartTrim for […]

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Crestron Expands Entry Door Security Line and Adds Two New Partnerships

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At ISE 2019, Crestron announced a partnership with 2N, a global provider of IP intercoms and ekey biometric systems GmbH, a provider of fingerprint access solutions. The latest firmware update to 2N IP-based video intercom door stations makes them Crestron Rava SIP intercom and phone technology compliant. As a result, they integrate with Crestron TSW-x60 […]

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Crestron Expands Room Scheduling Platform at ISE

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At ISE 2019, Crestron debuted its latest hardware and software additions to its room scheduling platform. Two new scheduling panels — 5″ portrait and 5″ landscape — are now available, along with an optional room availability light bar. Like all Crestron scheduling panels, they connect directly to a Microsoft Exchange Server, Office 365 and G […]

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Optoma Intros ProScene Line of ProAV Laser Projectors

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Optoma today announced three new additions to its ProScene projector series featuring 4K HDR compatibility aimed at houses of worship, museums, entertainment and education settings. The Optoma ZH506T, ZU506T and ZW506-W projectors are spec’d at 300,000:1 contrast ratio, are all 5,000 lumens and can last up to 20,000 hours of operation. In addition, each projector […]

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Canon Debuts Native 4K Projector

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Canon Europe today announced a new 4K laser projector, the XEED 4K5020Z, which is a compact 4K LCoS laser projector. The new projector allows for installation in any 360-degree orientation and uses a spigot lens fitting. It’s compatible with seven interchangeable Canon lenses, including the new RS-SL07RST 4K lens. It features a 1.76x motorized zoom […]

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Roland V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher Includes 4K

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Roland Professional A/V is introducing the V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher, adding 4K (10-bit Color Depth, 260Hz 4:4:4) and scaling all inputs from 1080p to 4K. The V-600UHD includes High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, supports BT.2020, the highest-specification Wide Color Gamut (WCG) as well as the RGB and BT.709 standards. The V-600UHD’s four HDMI 2.0 and […]

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Epson Debuts Pro L Interchangeable-Lens Laser Projectors at ISE 2019, Including 30K Lumens Version

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Epson today announced a new range of compact, interchangeable-lens Pro L laser projectors. In addition, Epson is introducing new 9,000 and 30,000 lumen laser projectors. Epson’s new projectors will be on display at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam from Feb. 5-8 at Epson’s booth, #1-H90. The new range of Pro L projectors are Epson’s most compact, […]

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Sony Intros Three New Laser Projectors in the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70

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Sony just launched two new installation projectors in the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70, both aimed at schools, corporations, churches, museums and entertainment installations. With a native WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution, the 3LCD projectors are specified at 6,500 lumens and 5,500 lumens, respectively, and use a newly-developed 0.76-inch LCD panel. Both models come with an ‘intelligent setting’ feature […]

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Crestron Expands AV-over-IP Product Line at ISE 2019

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Crestron has debuted new additions to the DigitalMedia product family at ISE 2019 this month. The new products include a DM NVX encoder and decoder with PoE+ support and DM NVX encoders/decoders with Dante audio networking. The DM-NVX-E30(C) and DM-NVX-D30(C) are encode- or decode-only units that support HDMI connectivity and analog audio. Compatible with all […]

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Kramer Unveils the Industry’s First Audio Matrix with DSP and Interchangeable I/Os

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Kramer Electronics has unveiled the industry first 20-port audio matrix with DSP and interchangeable inputs and outputs at ISE 2019. AFM‑20DSP provides configuration flexibility and eliminates I/O limitations with its 20 interchangeable analog audio ports, letting AV professionals get more functionality for less real estate. AFM-20DSP also packs eight AEC channels, auto feedback suppression, Dante […]

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Luxul Ships AMS-1816P Managed Gigabit Switch

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Luxul today announced that the company’s 18-port PoE+ L2/L3 AMS-1816P managed Gigabit switch is now available. Offering enterprise-level features at an affordable price point for mid-sized AV applications, the switch delivers high-speed performance while enabling simple network expansion. The AMS-1816P combines plug-and-play installation, a simple-to-use management interface, QoS and VLAN support and fast switching capacity. […]

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Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 Will Ship in April

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Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2, the second generation of Sennheiser’s ceiling microphone, employs automatic, adaptive beamforming, a technology patented by Sennheiser that automatically focuses on the active speaker and follows their voice no matter where they move in the room. The ceiling microphone supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), Sennheiser Control Cockpit, Dante Domain Manager and the […]

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Biamp’s New Parlé Beamtracking Microphones Launch

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At ISE 2019, Biamp (Stand 3-B120) intros the new Parlé family of Beamtracking microphones. The new TCM-X ceiling and TTM-X tabletop models join the TCM-1 pendant speaker launched today, as well. Only Biamp’s patent-pending Beamtracking technology follows meeting participants as they move around the room, ensuring the highest quality voice pick up wherever the person […]

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Crestron Flex Unified Communications & Collaboration Solutions Debuted at ISE 2019

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The Crestron Flex Unified Communications & Collaboration solutions, which debuted at ISE 2019 this month in Hall-2, Stand C20, delivers a native Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and Zoom Rooms software experience, including one-touch join. The Crestron Flex includes: Crestron Flex P100 Series: Crestron’s first ever voice-over-IP desk phone, the P100 Series delivers the Microsoft Teams or Skype for […]

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Utelogy Launches a New Management Portal to Monitor Your Entire AV Infrastructure

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Utelogy launched an all-new U-Manage, the platform’s management, monitoring and analytics portal, today at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 in Amsterdam. U-Manage provides enterprise-wide visibility to rooms, equipment, issues, performance and usage. It tracks all connected devices and delivers insights on those devices and the system as a whole, to enable more informed support and […]

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UC Workspace Debuts Quicklaunch 4.0 at ISE 2019

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UC Workspace just debuted Quicklaunch Version 4 — making all UCC collaboration boards look the same. Quicklaunch 4 will be on display at ISE 2019 with Avocor (Booth 13-C110), Dell (Booth 3-B140), InFocus (Booth 2-B60) and Tech Data Maverick (5-U30) from Feb. 5-8, 2019. Quicklaunch has a number of new and improved features including: Meeting […]

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New desono Conferencing Speakers Aimed at the Conference Room

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At ISE 2019 (Stand 3-B120), Biamp introduced its new desono line of conferencing speakers with an optional AMP-450BP backpack amplifier. The desono C-IC6 conferencing speakers incorporate design features like termination-free connections using standard category cables, a removable magnetic grill and acoustic performance designed for conference rooms. Accompanying the desono speakers is the optional PoE+ AMP-450BP amplifier that mounts  onto the back […]

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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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Biamp Intros New Amplifiers

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Biamp introduces the first enterprise-ready rack-mounted amplifiers with 100 percent asymmetric power distribution at ISE 2019 in Stand 3-B120. Designed for sound reinforcement, the new amplifiers are offered in two models: Tesira 1200.1 — four-channel, 1200-watt amplifier, single asymmetric bank Tesira 1200.2 — four-channel, 2400-watt amplifier, dual asymmetric banks The only true single-cable amplifier solution, […]

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QSC Introduces CX-Q Series Network Amplifiers

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QSC today announces new network power amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As a native peripheral of the Q-SYS Ecosystem, The CX-Q Series network amplifiers can take advantage of network routing capabilities as well as advanced processing, control, monitoring and loudspeaker output load. These amplifiers also assist Q-SYS in deploying signature QSC technologies like Intrinsic Correction, […]

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