ATEN Technology Releases New Additions to KE Series

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ATEN Technology announced new additions Tuesday to its KE Series of KVM over IP Extenders. The solutions are designed for: the broadcasting industry (post-production and live events), control room environments (air traffic control, 911 call centers, utilities process control centers), network operation centers, surveillance/command control centers, data centers and testing labs. ATEN KE9950/KE9952 4K DisplayPort […]

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ClearOne Now Shipping CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager

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ClearOne is shipping its new CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager, an AV network-management platform to monitor, control and audit ClearOne Pro Audio and Video products and services. The cross-platform server runs on Windows and Linux OS for seamless IT integration, and remote real-time system access provides at-a-glance and all-inclusive dashboard views. CONVERGENCE is designed to support […]

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New Epson BrightLink Interactive Laser Displays Show Content From Four Devices Simultaneously

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Epson announced the availability of the all-new BrightLink interactive laser displays — the BrightLink 1485Fi is now shipping, and the BrightLink 1480Fi will ship in March 2020. Both are 3LCD interactive laser displays spec’d at 5,000 lumens of color/white brightness and a maintenance-free 20,000-hour laser light source. The 1485Fi and 1480Fi also support split-screen display, […]

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Squirrels Updates Wireless Presentation Software for Screen Mirroring

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Squirrels introduced technology Tuesday, Nov. 12, that claims remote, zero-touch deployment of its enterprise-class screen mirroring service. Part of its Ditto wireless presentation ecosystem, it allows for “receivers” in wireless presentation, but the Ditto software deployment and management can be done entirely remotely, via the network. Ditto can be pushed out to thousands of receivers […]

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NEC Display Solutions Announces MultiSync PA311D Display

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NEC Display announced the launch of the MultiSync PA311D display this week. It’s a new 31-inch IPS wide color gamut display with a 4K (4096×2160) resolution. The PA311D provides accurate color due to each unit’s factory calibration. It features true 10-bit color with 14-bit 3D internal programmable lookup tables (LUT) for accuracy and supports all […]

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AV Stumpfl Unveils System for Large Projection Screens, Updated PIXERA Software

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AV Stumpfl released the new AT64-SHIFT system for large mobile projection screens and the new PIXERA media server software version 1.2 this week. With the AT64-SHIFT, it’s possible to assemble a sizeable mobile projection screen in minutes. One can also adjust its height in a matter of seconds. No extra measuring is needed to ensure […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases Two New IP Cameras

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Marshall Electronics introduced a new line of 8.5-megapixel IP cameras with a smooth 30x optical zoom and triple-stream H.265/H.264/MJPEG capabilities. The CV420-30X-IP model has native 3840x2160p resolution at 60fps through simultaneous HDMI and IP streams, while the CV355-30X-IP has 1920x1080p resolution at 60fps through 3G/HD-SDI (BNC), IP and HDMI.  Both models use the Sony 8.5 […]

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DTEN Announces Subscription-Based Service Model for Collaboration Products, Including Zoom Room Kit

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DTEN has launched a new business model for its collaboration products for both personal and room-based video conference solutions, which combines hardware, software and support into the new subscription-based service model. Called DTEN Orbit Service, it’s now available with new product lines DTEN ON and DTEN GO. There’s no down payment required and there are […]

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Ocean Matrix Releases New H.264-based AV-Over-IP Extenders

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Ocean Matrix released a new series of H.264-based AV-over-IP extenders with several options, including units with PoE, IR control, H.264 video compression, two-channel audio and more. All of the new series are HDMI, HDCP compliant and transmit signals up to 394 feet over a single Cat5e/6 cable for point to point transmission and support multi-layered […]

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Theresa Alesso Named Sony Electronics Working Mother of the Year

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Working Mother magazine added Sony Electronics to its 2019 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list in September. Working Mother cited for Sony for its culture and workplace programs, as well as its benefits for parents. Concurrent to this distinction, Sony Electronics’ Theresa Alesso, who serves as the professional division’s president, was honored by the publication as […]

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LG Wraps Up LG Tech Tour

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LG Business Solutions USA just wrapped up its 2019 coast-to-coast “LG TechTour” with a technology pop-up experience on New York’s Fifth Avenue that drew hundreds of attendees to experience the full array of LG business and partner solutions. At the day-long event, guests experienced the industry’s broadest assortment of digital signage displays along with a […]

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Timecode Systems Merges With Atomos

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Timecode Systems and Atomos have announced the two companies are merging. Together, Timecode Systems and Atomos are building tightly integrated multi-camera workflow solutions that unify all recording devices on set, allowing these devices to work together more cohesively. This allows production teams to experience, for the first time, the full impact of truly collaborative video […]

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Bose Professional DesignMax Family Loudspeakers Now Shipping

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Bose Professional announced it is shipping the DesignMax family of loudspeakers. The speakers have begun shipping in Europe and will be available in the USA in November. DesignMax includes 10 loudspeakers and two subwoofers — there are ceiling- and surface-mounted options available in either black or white. Designers can tailor DesignMax to fit applications of […]

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Crestron Mercury Update Announced

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Crestron today announced a Crestron Mercury update for the tabletop meeting and UCC solution. Crestron says the new UI features a more modern-looking, cleaner design that provides users with a simpler experience, including more intuitive navigation. The redesigned UI will ship with all new Crestron Mercury units and is available for existing units via a […]

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Elo 5553L 4K Interactive Display Announced

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Elo announced the launch of the Elo 5553L 4K touch screen, a 55-inch interactive display and the latest addition to its 4K line. With a new design built for 24/7/365 use, the Elo 5553L is designed for interactive applications, including digital signage, self-service, corporate collaboration, whiteboarding and huddle rooms. Both the 65-inch display introduced in […]

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QSC Now Shipping Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi

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The QSC Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi networked audio interface is now shipping. QSC has also released a supporting update to uniFY Control Panel software. This newest model in the Synapse series of 1U rack-mount network audio interfaces provides 32 mic/line analog inputs with microphone preamps and Dante/AES67 connectivity, including up to 24-bit, 96 kHz analog-to-Dante […]

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Epson Pro L20000UNL Projector Ships

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The Epson Pro L20000UNL, its new WUXGA (1920×1200) large-venue laser projector with 20,000 lumens brightness, is now shipping. The Epson Pro L20000UNL is expanding Epson’s large venue Pro L laser projector lineup. The Pro L20000UNL features interchangeable interface boards, a sealed light engine and optical unit and compatibility with Epson’s current lens family to allow […]

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Vaddio RoboSHOT PTZ Cameras Now Integrated With Echo360

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Vaddio has confirmed that all RoboSHOT PTZ cameras equipped with RTSP streaming work with Echo360 to record video directly into the higher education video platform. With Vaddio Echo360 IP camera support, instructors can now use any Vaddio camera that supports RTSP streaming to record video in the Echo360 platform. Cameras connect to the Echo360 platform […]

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Barco Kindermann Lawsuit Dismissed

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The Duesseldorf District Court (Germany) just issued a preliminary ruling on the Barco Kindermann lawsuit — you may recall that Barco sued Kinderman in 2018 for patent infringement of their ClickShare. After launching its Klick & Show product during ISE 2018, Barco entered a lawsuit against Kindermann claiming, “copied” their wireless sharing patent. Yesterday, the […]

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New RTI ADA-1 Audio Distribution Solution Ships

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RTI is shipping its new audio distribution solutions: digital audio converters (DACs), a delay module and an extender kit, including the RTI ADA-1 Dolby digital-to-analog downmixer and the VDM1x HDMI downscaler with downmixer. The RTI ADA-1 decodes audio signals from sources with S/PDIF coaxial or TOSLINK optical outputs, such as Blu-ray players and media streamers […]

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NSCA Compensation & Benefits Report for 2019 Released

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NSCA has just released its 2019 Compensation & Benefits Report, which is based on data gathered from nearly 600 systems integrators across North America. In its sixth iteration, the report tracks and benchmarks compensation and benefits data for a variety of key positions within the industry, including technical, non-technical and C-suite roles. Systems integration firms […]

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Extron Introduces the XTP II CP 4i HD DMA 4K PLUS XTP Input Board

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Extron has introduced the XTP II CP 4i HD DMA 4K PLUS, an XTP input board that provides four HDMI inputs with multi-channel audio downmixing and stereo audio connectivity. It is HDCP 2.2-compliant and accommodates data rates up to 18 Gbps for support of video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 color sampling. Multichannel audio […]

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ClearOne UNITE 50 4K ePTZ Camera for UCC Applications Ships

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ClearOne today announced the immediate availability of its new wide-angle (120-degree), USB video conferencing camera, the ClearOne UNITE 50 4K ePTZ camera. The UNITE 50 4K camera’s wide-angle field-of-view is designed for PC-based video conferencing, web conferencing and unified communications, and other collaboration experiences in huddle spaces and small conference rooms. The camera also supports […]

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ENCO enCaption4 Now Has Lip-Synced Live Captions

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The ENCO enCaption4 automated captioning system has some new features, including a new video delay feature that enables lip-sync grade caption synchronization even when transcribing live feeds. The software-defined ENCO enCaption4 platform enables broadcasters and content producers to quickly, easily and cost-effectively add closed or open captions to live and prerecorded content. Its latest enhancement […]

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New Extron IN1804 DI/DO Is a Four-Input 4K/60 4:4:4 Seamless Scaling Switcher with DTP2 Inputs

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Extron just announced the IN1804 DI/DO, the newest member of the IN1804 family of compact, four-input scalers that provide video scaling, switching and integration features. It supports HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps and is HDCP 2.2 compliant. To ensure image quality, the switcher incorporates Extron’s Vector 4K scaling engine with 4:4:4 chroma […]

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ProAV: Business Agility as a Competitive Advantage

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Change isn’t new to the ProAV industry, but the rate of change may be the downfall for even the largest firms. After all, the innovations, inventions and the integration with AV over IT have made for a robust industry with $186 billion in revenue for 2018 and projections calling for $229 billion by 2023 (source: […]

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What Churches Want and Need from AV Sales

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In seven years of sharing practical insights on how to sell audiovisual (AV) to churches, we’ve posted over 70 articles focusing specifically on the opportunities and challenges of selling to buyers and influencers in the house of worship market. During that same time, the church AV market has gone from hundreds of millions of dollars […]

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Church Online: Pro AV for Streaming Church Services

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The dramatic growth of churches using online streaming and on-demand options to extend the reach of their audience offers a steady stream of upgrades and innovations for Pro AV technology solutions. With the increase in both accessibility and adoption of high-speed broadband internet access worldwide has come a massive increase in users taking advantage of […]

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AV Industry EOL: Planned Obsolescence (Part One)

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For all of the massive technology improvements and innovations within the AV industry, there is irony in the faster obsolescence of digital equipment compared to the analog age of AV, leaving customers vulnerable to unexpected end-of-life notifications of planned obsolescence at the discretion of the manufacturer and reducing the life-span of digital AV gear. In […]

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Churches Need Long-Term Media Storage Solutions

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As local churches have embraced the capturing, producing, editing and publishing of video content for sermons, event promotions, service streaming, digital signage and social media, many are just now counting the costs and cons of storing massive amounts of video and media data for long-term archival, which leaves the future accessibility of this data in […]

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