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Jetbuilt Launches New Advanced Features for Enterprise Users

Jetbuilt, a provider of industry-leading, web-based AV project software, unveils Manager Approval — the latest feature in its Enterprise platform designed for large consultants, facilities and integrators. Manager Approval, available as an optional feature for Jetbuilt Enterprise users, requires managers to formally approve a proposal before the salesperson can submit it to a prospective client. Manager Approval enables salespeople to design and edit a project; and once it’s ready to present, a watermarked proposal is created for review. The proposal can be revised until it’s ready to present — then, the salesperson can request for a manager to approve the ...

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Visix Adds Antimicrobial Screen Protectors to Interactive Room Signs

ATLANTA, GA – September 14, 2020 – Visix is now offering antimicrobial covers for their interactive meeting room signs. The screen protectors are made from a thin film that reduces germ transmission by up to 99%, as well as reducing glare and fingerprints. Touch10 and Connect meeting room signs allow booking at the screen, as well as other interactive functions. The new antimicrobial film is available for both models and has been specifically formulated to eliminate the spread of germs and contamination on touchscreens with multiple users. “We’re all concerned about germ transmission, especially with COVID-19,” says Trey Hicks, chief ...

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MSE Audio Makes SoundTube Products Available to Residential Dealers and Announces Line-Up for CEDIA Expo Virtual 2020

Dante™ ecosystem for residential, Premier Collection in modern white, CI140D dARTS ceiling speaker, and SquareRoot and Cherry Bomb outdoor systems provide diverse residential and Pro AV solutions to integrators globally Lenexa, Kan. – Sep. 2, 2020 – MSE Audio announces SoundTube products will now be available to all residential dealers effective immediately. This will allow CEDIA-channel integrators to install 70V or Dante-capable systems which provide the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of an IP-addressable ecosystem in both residential and light commercial applications. In addition, MSE Audio is providing a sneak peek at their resi-mercial AV and residential loudspeaker solutions for CEDIA Expo ...

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Magewell Pro Convert 12G SDI Plus

Magewell Unveils 12G-SDI 4K NDI® Encoder and New Multi-Protocol 1080p IP Decoders

Pro Convert 12G SDI Plus encodes full NDI® streams from single-link, 12G-SDI input, while new decoders convert NDI or streaming inputs for 1080p SDI output September 2, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell has introduced a trio of new models in its Pro Convert family of low-latency video-over-IP encoders and decoders. The Pro Convert 12G SDI Plus encoder converts 4K/60fps, 12G-SDI input signals into full-bandwidth NDI® streams, while the Pro Convert for NDI® to SDI and Pro Convert H.26x to SDI decoders transform NDI, H.264 or H.265 streams into high-quality SDI outputs for connection to monitors, projectors and legacy equipment. Magewell ...

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beyerdynamic Launches Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles

Bundles designed for K-12/universities with stages, houses of worship and performance venues Farmingdale, NY – August 31, 2020 – beyerdynamic, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones, and conferencing products, announces their new Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles are now available. “We developed the 4- ,8-, and 12-unit Unite wireless intercom bundles to help our customers more easily manage their wireless intercom systems. The bundles make it easier to keep the gear updated, charged and ready for its next use,” said Chris Norris, Sales Manager, Communications. “The key applications for the Unite wireless intercom bundles are for live productions ...

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Xilica® Joins NSCA to Educate Integrators Through Pivot To Profit

Xilica® leads business transformation discussions throughout NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual (2020 P2Pv) thought-leadership campaign, will offer exclusive discount to virtual event for P2Pv registrants Toronto, August 31, 2020 — Xilica® is proud to announce its sponsorship of NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual event (2020 P2Pv)and its companion year-long platform for helping integrators through business transformation conversations at a critical market juncture. To support integrators as they evolve in a constantly changing market, Pivot to Profit began in 2016 as a two-day event focused onall-important business-transformation strategies, such as shifting to service business models and identifying revenue opportunities ...

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Magewell Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI

Magewell Adds NDI®|HX Support to Pro Convert Decoders

Compatibility with low-bitrate variant of popular media-over-IP technology complements proven support for full-bandwidth NDI® streams August 18, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell today announced new updates for the company’s Pro Convert for NDI® to HDMI and Pro Convert for NDI® to HDMI 4K standalone IP decoders that further expand the devices’ support for Newtek’s evolving NDI® media-over-IP technology. The free upgrades add compatibility with the high-efficiency, lower-bitrate NDI®|HX mode in NDI® 4, complementing the decoders’ existing support for full-bandwidth NDI streams. Magewell will highlight the updated Pro Convert decoders as part of its virtual exhibit at the upcoming IBC Showcase ...

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InReality Hires Digital Signage Leader Ryan Cahoy as Chief Revenue Officer

ATLANTA, GA, August 10, 2020 – InReality, LLC, a leading venue analytics software solution company, is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Cahoy, long-time Digital Signage veteran, to their executive team as Chief Revenue Officer. InReality’s venue analytics platform harnesses multiple sensor technologies and data streams into one simple view of the most important metrics and KPI’s for businesses and retailers. In April, the company became one of the first companies in the AV industry to dedicate themselves towards helping companies address the complexities and challenges of managing occupancy risks related to COVID-19. Knowing that the sensors necessary for ‘safe ...

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Gramophone Standardizes Proposal Development With Jetbuilt

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 7, 2020) — Brian Hudkins founded Gramophone in 1976, initially as a small stereo store. With a passion for music and the stereo business, Hudkins evolved his vision into two nationally recognized showrooms. Today, Gramophone — under the leadership of Andrew Davis — has grown to nearly 100 employees and four locations, including the Kitchen Design Center of Maryland. A privately held, family-owned company, Gramophone serves clients throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia with high-end home theaters, media rooms, custom whole-house AV, smart home automation and control systems, and networking systems. With ...

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MSE Audio Introduces Modern White to the PhaseTech PC Collection

Satin white finish brings a high level of design to subwoofers, bookshelf, and tower speakers Overland Park, Kan. – August 4, 2020 – MSE Audio, parent company of SoundTube Entertainment, Soundsphere, dARTS, Phase Technology, Induction Dynamics, SolidDrive and Rockustics, announces the PhaseTech Premier Collection subwoofers, bookshelf and tower speakers are now available in a smooth white satin finish. “Our dealers have asked us to make the popular Premier Collection loudspeakers in a satin white to match many current design trends,” said Ken Hecht, vice president of MSE Audio. “With our in-house custom engineering capabilities, we were easily able to fulfill ...

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Magewell Eco Capture QL-SDI 4K M.2

Magewell Introduces 4K M.2 Capture Card with Quad-Link, 3G-SDI Connectivity

Eco Capture QL-SDI 4K M.2 ingests 4K, 60fps video from sources that don’t support single-link, 12G-SDI transport July 22, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell – the award-winning developer of innovative video interface and IP workflow solutions – today announced the sixth model in its Eco Capture family of ultra-compact, power-efficient, M.2 video capture cards. Providing input signal compatibility for older 4K source equipment, the Eco Capture QL-SDI 4K M.2 captures one channel of video – with embedded audio – up to 4096×2160 at 60 frames per second over quad-link, 3G-SDI connectivity. Magewell’s Eco Capture cards offer systems integrators and OEM ...

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Brandon Lee Adams Live Stream Concert Announced for July 25

beyerdynamic sponsors free concert supported by Bluegrass Today Farmingdale, NY – July 20, 2020 – beyerdynamic, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and conferencing products, announces their sponsorship of Brandon Lee Adams and Guests’ live stream concert that will be supported by Bluegrass Today. International artist Brandon Lee Adams will be joined by guest Meade Richter and Cameron Owens, of The Cleverlys and Lonesome Pine Records, on Saturday, June 25 at 8:00 pm EDT. The free concert will offer a Venmo tip jar to help the musicians while they are unable to perform live. Details about the ...

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Visix Unveils Voice-Activated Room Sign

ATLANTA, GA – July 16, 2020 – Visix Touch10 meeting room signs now support a voice user interface which gives instant access to schedules, floor maps, directions and other useful content by simply speaking to the room sign. This is the latest solution from Visix to offer hands-free interactivity. Touch10 room signs are powered by the company’s AxisTV Signage Suite content management system, which lets users show schedules, media playlists and interactive content on room signs mounted outside any shared space. The software’s recently released Voice Recognizer Widget (VRW) takes advantage of the built-in speech recognition engine for Windows 10 ...

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Mobile Mini and Mobile Micro – Full A/V Stream Solution for the Classroom…Anywhere

By Brad Myers, Director of Integrated Technologies, College of Creative Arts, Miami University In light of the coronavirus, distancing and the remote classroom, all of us have been scrambling to not only finish a semester, but now to embark on a hybrid classroom solution.  If we rest our laurels on the mainstream of AV technologies, the industrial solutions get very expensive. My goal?  To produce a very portable, very flexible, and inexpensive method of extending the classroom to reduce the needs for many faculty to double their load by creating classroom content and online content.  After all, why should we ...

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MSolutions Releases IP Network Analyzer Software with Cisco Compatibility

Integrators can now affordably test AV over IP performance through any Cisco network switch  RA’ANANA, ISRAEL, July 6, 2020 — MSolutions, a leading supplier of test devices for commercial and residential AV environments, announces the immediate availability of its IP Network Analyzer software introduced at ISE2020 in February. Available for use on its MS-TestPro portable test device, the specialized, secure software gives integrators an affordable toolset to test AV signal integrity and performance over IP networks. The MS-TestPro is the first HDBaseT tester to integrate AV over IP test capabilities, eliminating the need for an expensive standalone network tester. The ...

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WhyReboot Exclusively Launches New Ruckus R550 and R850 Cloud Platform Wi-Fi Networks

New products require Cumulus6 compatibility for deployment Miami, Fla. – June 25, 2020 – WhyReboot announces the temporary exclusive industry launch of two new Ruckus Wi-Fi Certified 6™ products, the R550 and the R850 Indoor Access Points. These new access points replace an industry staple – the R510, and the R850 is now the most powerful Ruckus AP ever built. The new Wi-Fi 6 Certified products are exclusive to WhyReboot because they are compatible with Cumulus6, our powerful fully cloud-employed network management, analytics, and self-repairing software and not currently compatible with any other platform such as ZoneDirector or Unleashed. The ...

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Magewell USB Capture HDMI Gen 2

Magewell Unleashes Mac SDK for Award-Winning Video Capture Solutions

SDK for macOS and OS X joins existing Windows and Linux developer offerings June 23, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell – the award-winning developer of innovative video interface and IP workflow solutions – has expanded its support for the Mac platform with a new SDK for the company’s popular PCI Express capture cards and plug-and-play, external capture devices. Available immediately, the SDK lets third-party developers directly access the advanced capabilities of Magewell capture devices in their macOS and OS X software applications. Magewell’s USB Capture Gen 2, USB Capture Plus and Pro Capture products were already automatically compatible with popular ...

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Bedrock Learning and Latin Press Announce Partnership

FEST online course now available in Spanish Holland, MI – June 22, 2020 – Thanks to collaboration between two recognized authorities in the integrated systems industry, Latin America now has a resource to help installers start or further their careers. Bedrock Learning and Latin Press, Inc. are excited to work together to offer the Spanish version of Bedrock’s Fundamentals for Electronic Systems Technicians, FEST, online course. “Bedrock Learning is well-known for providing exceptional industry training in English,” said Max Jaramillo, Managing Director of Latin Press. “Knowing our market wanted a self-paced training experience, Bedrock was the obvious choice because of ...

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