Luxul Debuts Cloud Management Solution

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Luxul today announced its cloud management system allowing integrators to remotely monitor their clients’ networks, get real-time notifications of failures and quickly resolve issues. With cloud management, integrators can access their customers’ Luxul networks and connected devices at any time — from anywhere — in map or list views via a web interface. Site-level indicators […]

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Pakedge WA-2200 Wave 2 Debuts from Control4

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Control4 today announced the new Pakedge WA-2200  Wave 2 Access Point with BakPak Lite. With BakPak cloud configuration, the new WA-2200 supports both traditional setup through its local user interface as well as remote management and monitoring (RMM), affording a seamless solution for faster and easier access point installation and configuration. With auto-discovery of additional […]

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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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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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Dante Finally Adds Video to Spec with Dante AV 1Gbps 4K Module

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Audinate, developer of the Dante audio networking technology has announced Dante AV, adding a video-over-IP solution for manufacturers. Dante AV means the networking platform supports audio and video over the network. Technically, this becomes the first 1G standard for AV-over-IP — the only other standard in AV-over-IP is the SDVoE Alliance platform of 10G. Audinate […]

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NETGEAR and SDVoE Launch a 10G Network Switch with Integrated HDMI

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At ISE 2019 (Amsterdam, Feb. 5-8, stand 3-B150), the SDVoE Alliance will feature the world’s first implementation of HDMI connectivity within an Ethernet switch. HDMI input and output modules that plug directly into a NETGEAR M4300-96X 10G Modular Managed Switch eliminate the need for standalone encoders and decoders to support in-rack video sources and destinations, […]

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Luxul Announces New XAP-1440 Dual-Band AC1200 Outdoor Access Point

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For the extension of Wi-Fi coverage to outdoor areas, Luxul today announced a new dual-band AC1200 outdoor wireless access point. Compatible with the company’s XWC-1000 wireless controller, the IP-65-rated XAP-1440 employs multi-stream 802.11ac technology to deliver high data rates up to 1200 Mbps. For smaller networks where budgets are a concern, Luxul has also introduced the XAP-810, something they […]

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Control4 Ships New Pakedge S3 Series Switches for Layer 2 and Layer 3 Routing in Professional AV Applications

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Control4 Corporation announces the Pakedge S3L-24P Layer 3 Lite Switch and the updated S3-24P Layer 3 Switch, both with Avnu-certification and support for quick setup for DanteTM and Q-LAN technology.Support of time-synchronization technologies such as Audio Video Bridging (AVB)/Time Sensitive Networking, Dante, and Q-LAN provides professional AV integrators with an interoperable platform providing seamless management for performance-sensitive audio and […]

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Christie’s Use of SDVoE Validates Standard, But rAVe Gets Scoop Bigger Than That

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The SDVoE just got the biggest endorser yet. SDVoE is currently the only off-the-shelf technology that offers a “full stack solution” for AV-over-IP.  SDVoE addresses the full seven-layer OSI network stack and offers solutions at every layer. SDVoE technology creates a flexible hardware and software platform which can enable many applications including matrix switches, KVM switches, video walls controllers and multiview image processors. It can also be integrated […]

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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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Luxul Ships Epic 4 Routers

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Luxul has announced today the availability of its new Epic 4 routers — all commercial-grade routers that the company says are optimized for smart homes, SMB and retail. One unique feature is their integration with third-party embedded software including content filtering from Router Limits and a remote management tool from Domotz. Additional applications, including Ihiji’s remote network management tools and Luxul’s Roam-Assist wireless controller technology are […]

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Extron Launches ProAV Access Point

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The Extron WAP 100AC is a ceiling mounted dual-band wireless access point that they say is engineered for heavy network traffic. It supports the latest wireless technologies, including dual-band frequency operation with Band Steering, high-transmit power, enhanced receive sensitivity MIMO and four internal high-gain antennas that all help maximize network performance and expand device network […]

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Dante AV Networking World Announces New Format for ISE 2017

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Audinate announced that it is running its Certification Program as part of this year’s Dante AV Networking World for ISE 2017. Now in its seventh year, AV Networking World showcases the benefits of audio networking for commercial installation. The program includes training for new and advanced Dante users, a general session covering emerging trends pertinent […]

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PureLink Tries to Make VIP-100 IP System Better with New User Interface

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The newly designed VIP-100 II allows users to add video, audio, RS232 and matrix switching capabilities over IP networks. The “Mark II” version of the VIP-100 claims to make setup and operation simpler with the addition of an LED channel display, IR remote control and front panel plus/minus buttons, allowing users to easily change channels […]

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Luxul Intros Dual-Band Outdoor Wireless Bridge

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Luxul has announced the availability of the XWO-BKT1, a high performance wireless bridge kit. Designed specifically to help professional installers satisfy the ever-increasing demand for better networks, the XWO-BKT1 combines leading-edge dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology with high output power to deliver high throughput 5GHz outdoor bridging along with 2.4GHz coverage. The XWO-BKT1 kit consists of […]

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rAVe Sponsored Dante AV Networking World at InfoComm to Feature Two Training Tracks, Dante Certification

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Audinate, creator of the Dante media networking technology, will roll out a new format for the sixth annual Dante AV Networking World education event during InfoComm 2016. The workshop, to be held on June 7th at the Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas, will feature in-depth training with two separate tracks: one for attendees that […]

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RedNet PCIeR Card for Dante Networks Claims Low Latency, Network Redundancy

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Focusrite announced the release of RedNet PCIeR for Dante networks, part of the expanding RedNet range of Dante-compatible interface products offering network redundancy. Functionally similar to the existing RedNet PCIe, RedNet PCIeR card adds dual RJ45 Ethernet ports, allowing two networks to be connected to the card, which can switch between them automatically according to […]

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Shake Hands and Share Resources

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WARNING: Side effects of a Millennial’s post graduate life include finishing a dead end internship, word vomiting career goals, moving back with parents, anxiety, dealing with an excessive amount of loans. What do all of these things have in common? College graduates are still left puzzled, seeking the answer how to break into the industry. […]

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LeGrand Buys Luxul Wireless

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Legrand has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Luxul Wireless, an IP networking provider for professionally-installed, custom integration systems for residential and small-to-medium business (SMB) markets. Luxul, along with Pakedge that was acquired by Control4 earlier this year, are one of only two networking companies that specialized in routers and switches specifically for ProAV and […]

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Kramer Introduces Kramer Network — An AV Over IP System — at ISE 2016

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Kramer Electronics is introducing something called Kramer Network, an enterprise management platform for AV over IP solutions at ISE 2016. This new solution from Kramer enables the routing, management and control of standard AV and AV over IP systems and it’s being launched in the Kramer booth, F20 in Hall 1 at the ISE show […]

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VITEC Intros Affordable Video-Streaming Solution for Houses of Worship

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VITEC today announced an integrated streaming solution designed to help houses of worship extend their reach across multiple campuses and foster a sense of community among church members who attend services at different sites. The solution, which bundles VITEC portable encoders and decoders with the Zixi, is billed as an “error-free” streaming protocol, and claims […]

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