Part 2: What I Learned About the Industry by (Not Attending ISE or InfoComm, But) Watching 2,000 Product Videos

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Part 2: AV-Over-IP, Software-Based AV and AI This is part 2 of an article about all the things I noticed from ISE and InfoComm this year, two shows to which I didn’t go, but as the editor in charge of video titling for rAVe [PUBS] for both, I did watch pretty much every video the […]

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Part 1: What I Learned About the Industry by (Not Attending ISE or InfoComm, But) Watching 2,000 Product Videos

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Part 1: UCC and Display Technologies I didn’t go to ISE in Barcelona this year, or InfoComm in Las Vegas just a few weeks later, but as the editor in charge of video titling for rAVe [PUBS] for both, I did watch pretty much every video the team shot from both show floors, which was […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1147: Mike Blackman and ISE Are One and the Same

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>Gary caught up with ISE’s Mike Blackman at the InfoComm 2022 show to talk about the 2022 ISE event as well as what he expects for 2023. This was literally an impromptu interview of Mike as he walked through the show floor in early June. Enjoy a happy Mike!  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1121: Here’s Everything Barco Showed and Debuted at ISE 2022

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In case you missed ISE, Barco was one of the busiest booths at the show. The company launched a totally new concept in LED, dubbed TruePix, Barco showed new features integrated into the ClickShare Conference (including the ability to make it a digital signage player), it demo’d weConnect — a true HyFlex solution for education — and the company had two of the coolest projection […]

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rePLAY ISE 2022 — That’s a Wrap

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rePLAY ISE 2022 has officially come to a close, but first, a quick recap of session two. This time, the session contained curated content aimed toward our viewers in the United States rather than Europe. Our hosts, Steph Beckett and Emily Dean, picked out some great content we gathered in Barcelona at ISE 2022 to […]

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rePLAY ISE 2022 — We’re Back

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rePLAY ISE 2022 was a success and we’ve got an exciting recap of session one for you! We had an awesome time gathering content in Barcelona for the live event, and we had even more fun showing it to you on the LAVNCH platform. One of the highlights from the trip was Emily Dean stepping […]

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ISE Tops 43,600+ Attendees!

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After a ton of anticipation, ISE finally arrived at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía (10-13 May). With a total of 43,691 unique attendees from 151 countries, making 90,372 visits to the show floor. This was the first full ISE show since February 2020, when ISE said farewell to its previous home in Amsterdam and initial signs […]

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McIntosh Launches New Digital-to-Analog Convertor

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McIntosh just launched the MCD12000 SACD/CD Player. While classified as a CD player, the MCD12000 serves as a reference level digital-to-analog convertor (DAC) that includes reference level SACD/CD playback capabilities. Music played through MCD12000’s digital inputs or compact discs is processed by professional-grade, eight-channel DACs. The MCD12000 offers both balanced and unbalanced fixed analog outputs […]

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Crestron Announces Additions to DM NVX AV-Over-IP Platform

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Crestron today announces additions to the DM NVX AV-over-IP platform. The newest DM NVX features include: Faster refresh rates (up to 240 Hz at 1080p) for fast-motion video, and real-time control of peripherals, such as a mouse, joystick, or game controller. Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoding optimizes network bandwidth consumption across a multitude of spaces. Custom hot-key shortcuts from your keyboard […]

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RGB Spectrum Ships Zio Media Server for Simultaneous Recording, Storage and Distribution of Real-Time Video

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Last year, RGB Spectrum expanded its line of multi-channel recording and streaming systems with the Zio Media Server; this week the company announced it’s now shipping. The Zio Media Server is a fully integrated system for simultaneously recording, storing and distributing streams of HD, real-time imagery using the H.264 compression standard. The Zio Media Server provides […]

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Barco Joins AIMS Alliance, Will Support IPMX AV-Over-IP Standard

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Barco announced today that it has become a member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). This is a giant boost for the proposed AV-over-IP standard. With AIMS’ new Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) set of open standards and specifications gaining traction, the Barco membership means you will likely see IPMX (the AIMS proposed […]

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PPDS Intros Philips 6000 Series of 8K dvLED Displays

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PPDS (i.e., Philips Digital Signage), just announced the Philips 6000 Series: a range of 8K, dvLED displays in either 16:9 or 32:9. Unveiled at ISE 2022 in Barcelona (stand 3Q600), the new Philips 6000 Series LED is bezel-free so, technically, it can be designed in any shape, size or resolution and is aimed at meeting […]

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HOLOPLOT Partners With Creative Technology to Enter UK Market

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HOLOPLOT today announced a partnership with Creative Technology, adding HOLOPLOT products to Creative Technology’s audio portfolio. This is aimed at helping HOLOPLOT enter the UK market. Consisting of Modul 96 and Modul 80-S, HOLOPLOT’s X1 product line is marketed as an entirely new category of sound systems, aimed specifically at solving challenging acoustic environments or adding more authenticity […]

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Sony Intros SLA-1A Power Line Array Speaker for Large-Format Installs

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Sony today announced the launch of its new powered line-array speaker the SLS-1A, which is purpose-built to create a new sound field when paired with large format displays in ProAV installs. One key feature of the modular bar-style speaker is its wide “sweet” spot, which creates a clearer sound field in larger spaces. The SLS-1A is equipped […]

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Audio-Technica Launches 3000 Series Wireless In-Ear Monitor System

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Audio-Technica just announced the launch of its new 3000 Series Wireless In-Ear Monitor System, designed for use by musicians, system integrators, HOW technical personnel and owners of live-performance venues. The company says that the durable in-ear monitor system is easy to use and delivers high-quality sound with dependable RF across more than three times the […]

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Sony Receives Crestron and Cisco Certification for BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays

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Sony has enhanced its interoperability and integrations with third party alliance partners, by receiving certification from Crestron and Cisco for its BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays. Crestron has developed a global certification program, Crestron Connected, that is turn-key at the engineering level, allowing certified manufacturing partners to natively connect, communicate, and monitor from one central location. With previous certification for […]

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Key Digital Features New Transmitter and Receiver Pairs

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The KD-X444LP HDMI CAT5e/6 extender set from Key Digital is a 4K 18G transmitter/receiver pair featuring Power over CAT (PoC) with bi-directional IR and RS232 control extension. The single CAT5e/6 UTP/STP extension, with fully automatic, cable-length-dependent equalization and amplification, has a range of more than 70 meters (230 feet). The KD-X444LP supports video resolutions up […]

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Samsung Showcases Future of Micro LED Technology at ISE 2022

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Samsung Electronics is showing what it calls the future of Micro LED technology at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2022 in Barcelona, with three new models of The Wall. At ISE this year, Samsung introduced three new versions of The Wall (Model name: IWB) – a modular Micro LED display that will now be available in 0.63 […]

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PPDS Intros Android-Based SoC Phillips E-Line Series of Touch Displays for Education at ISE 2022

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PPDS (also known as Philips Digital Signage), just announced a new lineup of interactive touch displays for education, launching the brand-new Android SoC Philips E-Line series. Unveiled at ISE 2022 in Barcelona (Philips Booth 3Q600), the Phillips E-Line is PPDS’ most complete SoC (system on a chip) education display range to date. It’s aimed at […]

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AV Is … Art? Refik Anadol’s Keynote at ISE 2022

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We talk about AV in many different contexts in this industry. However, we rarely think of it or refer to it as art. We tend to focus on technology first — the pieces and the parts that make the screen turn on, that make the display SHOW the art, but what if we were to […]

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Kramer Debuts a New Ecosystem of AV-Over-IP Solutions, Including KDS-7 Family

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At ISE, Kramer debuted a new ecosystem of AV-over-IP solutions including the KDS-7 family of encoders and decoders, which send 4K60 4:2:0 video at 1G across a network AV installation. In the booth’s UCC section, this is the first time people can see Kramer’s new collaboration devices including a speakerphones, video cameras and all-in-one collaboration […]

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MAXHUB Receives Zoom-Certification for Three UC Products

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MAXHUB just announced that it now has Zoom certified products including the UC BM21 speakerphone, the UC S05 Conference Bar with Camera and the UC W21 Business Webcam. The MAXHUB UC BM21 speakerphone is just under 5 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches high, includes noise reduction and echo cancellation and incorporates a six-element PZM boundary […]

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AtlasIED Debuts an Array of EN 54-24-Approved Loudspeaker Solutions at ISE

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AtlasIED is debuting an array of EN 54-24-approved loudspeaker solutions at ISE. Newly certified additions in its ALA column line array, SM all-weather surface-mount, FS horn and FAP in-ceiling lines will all be readily available to integrators through the company’s Belgium warehouse. AtlasIED’s EN 54-certified loudspeakers have also been tested and approved for the United Kingdom’s equivalent certification for use in life safety and voice […]

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AtlastIED Shows 5400 Series Voice Evacuation System at ISE 2022

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AtlasIED is spotlighting its 5400 Series EN 54-16 Compliant Voice Evacuation Systems for hotels, office buildings and public spaces at ISE 2022. AtlasIED designed and engineered the 5400 Series from the ground up to answer the demands for mass notification and emergency communications initiated by EN 54-16 standards for life safety signaling and paging systems. The 5400 Series not only offers […]

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AtlastIED Atmosphere Digital Audio System Is Now Approved for Use in Europe

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AtlasIED secured approval for its Atmosphere digital audio system, making it capable of operating throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. Launched in 2020, Atmosphere is designed and engineered to be easier to configure, install and operate than traditional digital audio systems. Atmosphere integrates a host of technologies–touchless control, automation and artificial intelligence–to provide a simple and convenient way […]

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RTI Expands Family of Music Control Solutions With MS-1 Music Streamer

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RTI has expanded its family of music control solutions with the new MS-1 Music Streamer. The MS-1 provides integrators with a single-stream solution fully integrated with RTI control systems in residential or commercial settings. It can also add a stream to an existing RTI Music system. The RTI MS-1 Music Streamer can connect to streaming services or a […]

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Focal Technologies Intros 300 ICA6 In-Ceiling Loudspeaker

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Focal Technologies just debuted the 300 ICA6 angled in-ceiling loudspeaker at the ISE in Barcelona. Discrete, this loudspeaker joins Focal’s current 300 Series line aimed at high-end homes and home cinemas. The 300 ICA6 joins the 300 Series incorporating an Aluminum/Magnesium inverted dome tweeter and Flax cone and ready-to-paint magnetic grilles supplied with the product ensure a completely unobtrusive installation. The 300 ICA6 […]

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Poly Intros the Poly Studio R30 Video Bar, Poly Sync 10 Speakerphone and More

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Poly today introduced its latest pro-grade UCC solutions including the Poly Studio R30 video bar, Poly Sync 10 speakerphone and additions to the Poly Lens platform as well as new Poly DirectorAI smart camera features. The newest addition to the Poly Studio Series is the Poly Studio R30 smart USB video bar, designed for small meeting rooms. This […]

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Renkus-Heinz Adds PCX Series With UniBeam Steerable Technology in Passive Columns

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Renkus-Heinz added to its UniBeam steerable technology in passive columns with the launch of the PCX Series, which is debuting this week at ISE 2022 in Barcelona on stand 7M750. The PCX Series expands on the Renkus-Heinz product range in the column array loudspeaker segment, complementing the company’s already strong offerings in the architectural audio […]

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Just Add Power’s Advanced Matrix Programmer Software Platform Now Works With MaxColor 4K60 Series Devices

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Just Add Power today announced that its Advanced Matrix Programmer (AMP) software platform now provides configuration for systems using MaxColor 4K60 Series devices, as well as those from the company’s 3G Ultra and legacy 2G Omega product lines. Just Add Power’s AMP – Multicast is designed for environments with existing infrastructure or special network requirements that don’t allow for a […]

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Biamp Announces Adds New Camera to Vidi Line, Plus ePTZ Feature to Line

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Biamp today announced the launch of Vidi 150, which the company is describing as a pro-grade conferencing camera for meeting spaces ranging from huddle rooms to small and medium-sized conference rooms and UCC applications. The Vidi 150 has all the features of the Vidi 100 including a 4K camera with a 120-degree field of view, […]

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