Crestron Debuts an NVX Receiver in an OPS slot for Monitors and Projectors

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Crestron is debuting DM-NVX-D80-IoAV at InfoComm. Basically it’s an OPS slot box with an integrated NVX AV-over-IP receiver (1G) for monitors and projectors with OPS inputs like LG, NEC, Philips, Avocor and Smart. The DM NVX decoder plugs into the OPS port and is powered by the display. This eliminates the need for cables and […]

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New Commercial-Grade Networking Line from Luxul to Debut at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, taking place June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla., Luxul will showcase its latest family of Gigabit switches designed for AV over IP applications at the Legrand | AV Commercial Solutions booth 2500. Luxul’s newest 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 AMS-1816P and 12-port/8 PoE+ XMS-1208P managed Gigabit switches, featuring self-healing with PoE auto-recovery and PoE power […]

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Luxul’s Ships New Apex XAP-1610 Dual-Band Access Point for AV

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Luxul is now shipping its new Apex XAP-1610 AC3100 dual-band wireless access point (AP). The latest AP features advanced 4×4 MU-MIMO (802.11ac Wave 2) technology for data rates up to 3167Mbps and support for up to 128 wireless devices. The XAP-1610 is designed to enhance transmission and reception performance, producing higher throughput when experiencing medium […]

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IGMP and the Quirky Querier

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By Erik Indresøvde AV Target Network configuration is a key consideration when deploying AV over IP, so if you’re in the AV industry, you should probably familiarize yourself with the terms “Multicast“and “IGMP” sooner rather than later. Multicast is basically a group communication where a single stream of data is addressed to a group of […]

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Going to Get Myself Connected

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It doesn’t feel like that long ago that network connectivity in AV hardware was an idea more noted in the breach than in the observance. But times have changed. What started with lighting control and other automation hardware eventually migrated into mainstream AV products. Honestly, once you’ve got those features, there’s no going back. Luxuries […]

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ProAV Manufacturers Launch Milan AVB-Based Network Protocol for Pro AV Interoperability

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Today some manufacturers and leaders in the Pro AV market announced they are working together under the umbrella of Avnu Alliance on something they are calling Milan, a standards-based protocol for interoperable media networking in the Pro AV market. Created by manufacturers AudioScience, Avid, Biamp, d&b audiotechnik, L-Acoustics, Luminex and Meyer Sound– Milan builds on […]

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Luxul’s Epic Series Wired and Wireless Routers Now Have Built-in Router Limits Content Management Technology

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Luxul today announced that the company’s Epic Series of wired and wireless gigabit routers is now available with built-in Router Limits content management technology. Router Limits offers cloud-based parental controls for internet safety and puts users in complete control of every aspect of their internet experience, allowing them to choose which devices can access the web, what websites are OK and the days and times […]

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Crestron Unveils Cloud-Based Deployment, Provisioning and Management Platform

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Crestron just launched XiO Cloud, its cloud-based provisioning platform, in Hall-2, Stand 2-C20 at ISE 2018 today. XiO Cloud enables centralized enterprise-wide configuration, monitoring, management and control of Crestron products including Crestron Mercury, 3-Series Control Systems, DigitalMedia products (including DMPSs) and TSW touch screens. XiO Cloud provides IT managers with a centralized tool that enables them to deploy and manage thousands […]

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New Crestron DM XiO Director Network Appliance Is for DM NVX AV Systems

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Crestron announced the DM XiO Director at ISE 2018. An enterprise-grade network appliance, the DM XiO Director centrally configures, manages, and controls DM NVX network AV systems. The DM XiO Director is available in three models, depending on the number of DM NVX endpoints. The software tool enables device discovery, domain configuration, endpoint mapping, multicasting management, and status monitoring. DM NVX Series […]

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VuWall Debuts TRx 2.0 Universal AV-over-IP Management Platform

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VuWall just announced the next generation of its unique solution for distribution of AV signals over standard IP networks. The solution, called TRx 2.0, is designed for presentation rooms, control rooms and complex distributions across multiple buildings typically found on campuses. VuWall’s TRx 2.0 is the next generation of distribution of audio and video signals and content over standard IP […]

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Kramer Debuts Kramer Network 2.0 at ISE

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Kramer Electronics Ltd. just announced Kramer Network 2.0 – an enterprise management platform for IT/AV professionals to configure and manage their entire Kramer product range, Dante devices and third-party devices from anywhere in the world. Kramer Network 2.0 has all the features and capabilities for managing any AV deployment. Configuration time is reduced due to automated device […]

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New Crestron DM XiO Director Network Appliance Simplifies Deployment of DM NVX Network AV Systems

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Crestron announced today that it is now shipping DM XiO Director. An enterprise-grade network appliance, natively running simple yet powerful software, the DM XiO Director centrally configures, manages, and controls DM NVX network AV systems. The DM XiO Director is available in three models, depending on the number of DM NVX endpoints. The software tool enables device discovery, domain […]

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Kramer Ships Kramer Control at InfoComm 

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Kramer Electronics announces availability of Kramer Control, the company’s cloud-based platform for control and management. Kramer Control lets IT/AV managers control, monitor and support AV systems, infrastructures and any third-party devices. The platform is scalable and leverages existing IP network infrastructures. The platform also features automatic data gathering and reporting on space usage, system activity, device health, and energy consumption. From […]

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New Crestron DM XiO Director Is for Enterprise Provisioning and Management of AV-over-IP

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Crestron will debut the DM XiO Director, an enterprise-grade network appliance that serves as a centralized “virtual switcher,” for configuration, control and management of large-scale DM NVX Series AV networks. DM NVX Series is the their AV-over-IP system for sending 4K60, 4:4:4, and HDR video over standard 1Gb Ethernet. The DM XiO Director emulates the functionality of a traditional hardware-based DigitalMedia matrix switcher, routing […]

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CEDIA Unveils New Advanced Networking & Systems Integration Boot Camp

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CEDIA has developed a new, intense five day advanced networking and integration boot camp. This comprehensive training will provide the advanced skills necessary for home technology professionals to keep up with the evolution of the connected home and the Internet of Things. The advanced networking component of this training will cover VLAN and QoS, IP […]

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