KanexPro Drops Two Multiview KVM Switches

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KanexPro released this week the 4K Quad Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch and the Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch. The Multiview KVM switches allow users to connect up to four sources (1080p or 4K resolutions) to a single display simultaneously while using a single mouse and keyboard. The 4K Quad Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch allows for the […]

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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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KRK Systems Introduces CLASSIC 5 into Family of Professional-Grade Monitors

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KRK Systems, part of the Gibson family of brands, introduced the CLASSIC 5 Professional Bi-amp Studio Monitors to its family of professional-grade monitor offerings. KRK’s CLASSIC 5 is a powered nearfield studio monitor and includes a bi-amped class A/B amplifier with a built-in automatic limiter and a low-resonance enclosure for minimized distortion and colorization. Additionally, […]

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Waves Audio Now Shipping Waves SuperRack

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Waves Audio is now shipping Waves SuperRack, the plugin processing software for live sound and broadcast engineers. The Waves SuperRack plugin rack lets users run up to 128 audio channels through multiple instances of Waves plugins with near-zero latency and offers endless customization options that make it easy for users to tailor the application to […]

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New Sony UWP-D Series of Wireless Microphones Ships

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The Sony UWP-D series wireless microphones have begun shipping. The UWP-D21 wireless microphones are now available, with the UWP-D22 and UWP-D26 expected to ship in December. The Sony UWP-D series wireless systems offer support for Multi-Interface Shoe (MI shoe) and a new Digital Audio Interface. The UWP-D series enables direct digital audio interface and delivers […]

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Mackie Drops Portable SRM-Flex Column PA System

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Today Mackie announces its latest entry into the portable PA market, the all-new SRM-Flex Portable Column PA System. Using a lightweight design, SRM Series sound quality, a six-channel digital mixer and wireless control and streaming, SRM-Flex is designed for all portable PA system applications. The modular design of SRM-Flex features a 10″ LF woofer in the molded cabinet […]

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Alcons Audio Intros Tiny Subwoofer, the BF121

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The BF121 is a subwoofer system featuring a single 12″ long-excursion woofer with double-spider suspension and 4″ voice-coil in a bass-reflex configuration. The direct-radiating woofer is mounted in a vented chamber, with large bass reflex port for excellent breathing capacity, increasing overall output while minimizing port-compression. The frequency range is tuned to a -3dB response […]

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Da-Lite Fast-Fold Deluxe Screen Enhanced for Portability

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Da-Lite just debuted a new Fast-Fold Deluxe Screen System aimed at rental and staging applications. A new leg-to-frame locking mechanism accommodates a variety of user skill levels for intuitive and efficient set-up and tear-down. All parts are completely self-contained on the screen frame and leg, offering toolless convenience to the portable screen market. Fast-Fold Deluxe […]

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Flex Rental Solutions Announces Flex5 Phone is Released

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Flex Rental Solutions announced that Flex5 Phone — its newly designed phone app — has been released to all customers. Flex5 is the company’s new HTML5 user interface and features a complete rewrite of Flex’s user interface and backend architecture. Flex5 will eventually replace Flex’s current Flash UI by adding a new desktop environment. Flex5 […]

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Flex Rental Solutions Announces Flex5 Tablet Debut

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Flex Rental Solutions has announced the Flex5 tablet, the new HTML5 redesign of its software for tablets. Flex5 is the company’s new HTML5 user interface and features a complete rewrite of Flex’s user interface and backend architecture. Flex5 will eventually replace Flex’s current Flash UI by adding phone accessibility along with a new desktop environment. […]

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State of the, Um, Art

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If you move back in history, the human race progresses from crude tool to artform along a predictable path. For instance, once humans learned to break rocks, that path began. We progressed from using the rocks to break each other to turning the broken rocks into crude tools and then to using the crude tools […]

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EKTA Intros FrameLED Plus LED Modules Aimed at Rental and Fixed Installations

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EKTA, based in Ukraine, is introducing a new LED modules line aimed at both the rental and fixed applications. They will debut the modules at ISE 2017. Part of the new FrameLED Plus product line, the company will launch two models of LED display modules. The LVM 3P is a high-contrast outdoor LED module with […]

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Just Another Week in the Life of an Audiovisual Technician

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By Nick Voss Owner, Treffen Saint John It occurred to me this week that AV technicians experience the most fascinating lives. This is the best career choice anyone could make and if I had to go back I’d pursue a life in audiovisual and staging all over again. *** This past Sunday, I staged an […]

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AV Industry Mourns AV Rental Pioneer Stephen Goot

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The founder of Atlanta-based Total AV, Stephen Baron Goot, 73, died earlier this month after an undisclosed surgery. As many of you know, Stephen Goot founded Total AV Services (TAVS) in 1973 and pioneered many of the techniques used by rental companies today, e.g. electronic inventory tracking, event product staging techniques and many of the […]

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Epson Expands Into Rental & Staging Market with 25,000 Lumen 3LCD Laser Projector

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Epson today announced the US launch of the Pro L25000U installation laser projector – the world’s first 3LCD laser projector with 25,000 lumens of color brightness and 25,000 lumens of white brightness. As part of the new Pro L-Series laser projector line, the Pro L25000U integrates a sealed optical engine with laser-light source with an […]

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Leyard Debuts LED Wall Built From Carbon Fiber

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Carbon Fiber has been used on racing bikes for years as it’s as it’s lighter than plastic but stronger than steel. Now, add an LED wall to that with Leyard’s new CarbonLight LED display solutions to that. It’s a family of flexible, lightweight displays uniquely constructed to meet a broad range of creative indoor and […]

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The Small World of AV

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Well, February has come around again and I am in the process of preparing for rAVe’s annual odyssey to the ISE show in sunny Amsterdam. As with any trip of this length (especially overseas), I begin with the technology items that I need to take with me for my podcasts, my videography, and my photography, […]

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InfoComm Releases 2015 Live Events Industry Insights Study

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InfoComm International has released its 2015 Live Events Industry Insights Study. It is the first such report that InfoComm has produced specifically for the live-events market. This study of the global live-events industry, conducted by InfoComm and Acclaro Growth Partners, covers trends and dynamics from the perspective of pro-AV rental, staging and live-events service providers in the North American, European, […]

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KWIPPED Launches Web Platform Designed to Help AV Rentals

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KWIPPED is a brand-new online platform built to help AV companies source and rent specialized equipment. The KWIPPED.com rental marketplace aggregates rental demand for specialized commercial equipment using proprietary technology to streamline sourcing from a global network of AV rental suppliers. KWIPPED facilitates the process of sourcing and managing AV equipment rentals, navigating rental availability, […]

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EventCollab Launches at InfoComm – Aims to Help Rental/Stagers

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EventCollab today announced it has launched the follow-up to its first released product, ShowBook. Providing a full event project management suite all in one online interface was the ultimate goal for the company, and that has been achieved today. The much-needed cloud-based solution will enable live event professionals to seamlessly collaborate with all event stakeholders […]

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On a Green Stage

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In our world, staging an event isn’t necessarily about putting someone on a stage for a performance, but the truth is that a large segment of our industry actually is doing exactly that. Although sometimes overlooked in the audiovisual industry, many AV professionals and much of the innovation for technology comes from the production and […]

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Digital Projection and OSA Offer FlexFleet Rental Program for Professional Stagers

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Digital Projection and OSA International have announce a FlexFleet Rental Program to provide professional stagers a competitive option for renting high performance projectors. The FlexFleet Rental Program provides professional stagers the option of renting the most current high performance, 3-chip, 20K lumen, TITAN Quad 3D projectors, as well as the 110 volt powered, 15K lumen […]

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L-ACOUSTICS Introduces K2 and PANFLEX Technology at InfoComm

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L-ACOUSTICS’ new K2 line source array loudspeaker system featuring PANFLEX technology will make its U.S. debut at InfoComm. The replacement to L-ACOUSTICS’ V-DOSC system, K2 offers K1 performance in a rescaled package. It’s being aimed at both the installation and touring markets. The primary system components include: K2 full-range element with PANFLEX horizontal steering, operating […]

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Barco Debuts 35K Lumen Projector

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Barco has expanded its projection portfolio for rental and staging and house of worship markets with a brand-new three-chip DLP projector with a specified brightness level of 35,000 lumens. Dubbed the HDQ-4K35, this projector is capable of showing native 4K content at 60 Hz frame rates. It has an integrated design with internal power supply, […]

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Cycling Our Way to InfoComm 2014

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Well, June approaches again, and with it, among other things, comes the InfoComm show. And I don’t mean InfoComm Patagonia or InfoComm New Zealand or whatever they’re up to these days. I mean the original, accept-no-substitutes, convince-the-boss-I-NEED to-go, InfoComm show. Actually, that’s not to disparage InfoComm’s ever-widening pantheon of AV shows around the world. I […]

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