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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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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Egan Buys Exact Furniture

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Egan Visual announces the acquisition of Exact Furniture Ltd., a 15-year manufacturer of furniture for education, office and other professional environments. The line includes lecterns, static and height- adjustable tables and desks, credenzas and other products, many of which are designed for, and can be customized for, technology integration. As you know, Egan is known […]

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The AV Industry and the Power of Social Media

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Customer acquisition is time-consuming and expensive, so it makes sense to treat prospects and customers as valued people when they’re looking for your brand on social media. As a person who has a great deal of understanding about the time, effort, and costs of new prospects earned through marketing, I am acutely aware of the […]

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Top Ten Pro AV Myths

By Brian E. Huff, CTS-D After you’ve been in the Pro AV business for awhile, you start to recognize certain project approaches that have a recognizable and uncomfortable ring.   They often sound logical and reasonable in casual conversation.  But some are extremely ill-advised, and if the client is not educated about the realities of professional […]

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