Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone Relaunched After ClearOne Injunction

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Shure is relaunching an all-new design for the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone with Intellimix DSP, which the company will ship in December — and preorders are now open. You may recall that, in August of this year, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois granted ClearOne an injunction against Shure for the […]

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AVIXA Foundation Is Inviting Students and Educators to Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will host 140 students, educators, and community leaders from Southern California for an AV experience event at the newly renovated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 12. Attendees will tour the Coliseum to get an up-close look at the new AV technology […]

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Updated: Court Orders Shure to Stop Selling the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone in ClearOne Preliminary Injunction Win

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ClearOne today got word that the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois granted ClearOne’s request for a preliminary injunction preventing Shure Incorporated from manufacturing, marketing, and selling the Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone for use in its “drop-ceiling mounting configuration.” The Court determined that such sales are likely to infringe ClearOne’s U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806 (the “Graham Patent”). […]

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Updated: Shure Fights Back — Files Suit Against ClearOne Alleging False Statements

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Shure, Inc. today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against ClearOne in the U.S. Court for the District of Delaware. The lawsuit alleges ClearOne’s BMA CT product, launched in February of 2019, infringes Shure’s U.S. Patent No. 9,565,493 (“‘493 Patent”). The ‘493 patent, which protects the architecture of Shure’s ceiling array microphone offering powerful acoustic benefits with flexible mounting options and minimal aesthetic […]

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ClearOne Says It Isn’t Done Suing Shure; Shure Calls Allegations Meritless (Updated)

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ClearOne told us today that it has filed a lawsuit against Shure Incorporated for trade secret misappropriation and willful patent infringement of a third ClearOne patent — U.S. Patent No. 9,264,553 (“’553 Patent”) — in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. This patent covers each cancelation in beamforming mic arrays. You […]

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Shure CEO Christine Schyvinck to Keynote the AVIXA Women’s Council Breakfast at InfoComm 2019

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The AVIXA Women’s Council, a global community for supporting and empowering women in the AV industry, will host its annual breakfast event at InfoComm 2019, on Thurs., June 13, with keynote speaker Christine Schyvinck, president and CEO of Shure Incorporated. At the breakfast, Schyvinck will discuss attracting and retaining women in the audiovisual and technology […]

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ClearOne Prevails Against Shure in Trial Before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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ClearOne today announced that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) yesterday issued a final written decision confirming the patentability of all claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,264,553. The ’553 Patent covers aspects of ClearOne’s innovations in beamforming microphone arrays (BMAs). The case at the PTAB […]

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Professional Wireless Adds Quad Distro to Alpha Series Lineup

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Professional Wireless Systems has announced the addition of the 1RU Alpha Quad-4 and 2RU Alpha Quad-8 to the Alpha Series, which was introduced earlier this year. The Alpha Quad-4 and Quad-8 are designed for use with multiple Shure Axient AD4Q receivers in Quadversity mode. The units provide four individual unity-gain signals (A, B, C, D) […]

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Professional Wireless Debuts 4×4 Quad Antenna Distro for Shure Axient

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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) has announced the availability of the PWS 4×4 Quad Antenna Distro, designed to provide distribution for the Shure Axient Digital Quadversity wireless microphone system. The unit handles up to four receivers and features 470-616 MHz filtering, bias power control/status LEDs for each input, rotary attenuators and dual power inputs that allow […]

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Court Grants ClearOne’s Request to Add New Patent to Case Against Shure

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ClearOne today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently granted ClearOne’s request to add a claim of infringement of ClearOne’s new patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806 (“the ’806 Patent”), to its existing lawsuit against Shure Inc.  The ’806 Patent, entitled “Integrated Beamforming Microphone Array and Ceiling or Wall Tile,” describes, among other things, a […]

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Biamp Systems Expands TesiraFORTÉ Platform with Shure Partnership

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Biamp Systems today announced the TesiraFORTÉ DAN range of audio processors. This is a collaboration between Biamp and Shure where the new DAN line of audio processors directly interface with the Shure MXA beamforming line of microphones. The TesiraFORTÉ DAN will be displayed at the Biamp booth (3-A75) at ISE 2017, Feb. 7-10 at the […]

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Biamp Systems and Shure Announce Tesira-Microflex Compatibility

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Biamp Systems and Shure announced today integrated compatibility between Biamp Tesira audio processors and software and Shure Microflex Advance array microphones with Steerable Coverage. With the release of Biamp’s new Tesira software and hardware at ISE in February 2017, it will be possible to interact with the Dante-enabled Shure MXA910 ceiling array microphone and control […]

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InfoComm Recognizes the Late Rose L. Shure for her Contributions to the Audiovisual Industry

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InfoComm International posthumously awards its 2016 Women in AV Award to Rose L. Shure, former chairman of Shure Inc., for her longstanding commitment to industry education and product innovation. Mrs. Shure will be recognized in an awards ceremony preceding the keynote address at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, held June 4-10. InfoComm’s Women in AV […]

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A Morning with Shure and Musings on AV Conference Room Topology

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a demo of the new Microflex Advanced microphones from Shure. These are digital beam-steering microphone arrays designed for tabletop (the MXA310) and ceiling (MXA920) placement. They are high-end, solidly built products which fit very well into some design philosophies and perhaps not as well with others. Both are […]

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This Week (In AV and IT) 12/4

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Shure Wireless Systems Dominate American Music Awards (11/30) The 43rd Annual American Music Awards were broadcast on ABC on Sunday night, November 22. Hosted by Jennifer Lopez at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the program presented the fan-voted honors along with a series of high-profile performances, highlighted by a vocal interpretation of the classic […]

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Symetrix Announces Integration with Shure, Audio-Technica Products in SymNet Composer 3.0

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Symetrix has launched SymNet Composer 3.0, an update to its open architecture design software. Version 3.0 has built upon the native support of Audinate’s Dante media networking technology for select third-party devices in earlier releases, and extends support to Shure Inc. and Audio-Technica. Now, integrators can streamline their set-up procedures and achieve network discovery, Dante […]

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How the A/V/L Industry Sees the Church Market

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“This church market — it’s kind of a thing now, eh?” This is how the A/V/L industry sees the church market. Manufacturers and systems integrators are highlighting their House of Worship (H.O.W.) market products and installations more than ever before. The emphasis is directly correlated with the increase of sales into churches, which are starting […]

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Better Products vs. Better Product Positioning

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What’s more important: building a better mousetrap or simply solving the problem of mice in the house? Your answer depends on your perspective. The people living in the house simply want to not have mice in their home. The people selling the mousetrap want you to buy their newer, better mousetrap. So, who’s correct? If […]

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Shure Raids Chinese Warehouses, Finds Counterfeit Shure AND JVC Earphones

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Last Thursday, Shure announced that it has struck another blow against suppliers of counterfeit Shure products.  Following an investigation initiated by Shure, officials of the Baoshan Office of the Shanghai Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) conducted raids on wholesale stores and warehouses of Han Si Appliance Co., Ltd and Run Zheng Digital Ltd on […]

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