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The B170S Networked Streaming Amplifier is Now Available

The B170S Networked Streaming Stereo Amplifier by Bluesound Professional is now available across North American and global distribution markets. Bluesound Professional, the premium distributed audio ecosystem for commercial spaces, launches the B170S Networked Streaming Stereo Amplifier to North American and global distribution markets. Orders for the B170S are open immediately with warehouse availability starting in September 2022. The B170S is an all-in-one streaming solution for any commercial music installation combining a high-quality stereo low impedance and constant voltage amplifier with a BluOS enabled network music player. The low impedance output is perfect for applications where intelligibility and sophistication are important. ...

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Bogen Communications Partners with Omnilert for Active Shooter Safety on Campuses

Bogen Communications LLC, a longstanding leader in commercial audio and voice communications technology, announces a technology partnership with Omnilert, a leader in emergency communication and active shooter solutions. The goal of Omnilert’s Active Shooter Solution integration with Bogen’s Nyquist campus communication systems is to address the growing incidents of campus gun violence with a system that’s designed to identify potential active shooter threats and to expedite automated emergency response programs – all expected to occur within mere seconds of a verified gun detection. Bogen Communications’ Nyquist System is a software-centric, state-of-the-art, IP-based paging and intercom solution that leverages the latest ...

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Lightware Visual Engineering Expands Integrations Partnerships To Unlock Next Gen Meeting Rooms

Lightware Visual Engineering announces the expansion of the company’s Integrations Partnership initiative with key global industry players. Complementing the announced relationship with Cisco last year, a rapidly growing list of integration partners is headed by ADI Icron, Utelogy Corporation and Xyte. The program, made possible through Lightware’s unique Open API capabilities, unlocks unprecedented creative opportunities for customers to design and build outstanding best-of-breed collaboration solutions. Gergely Vida, CEO at Lightware Visual Engineering said, “Following years of successful co-operation with Cisco’s Webex Room Devices, Lightware is now expanding the full possibilities of its solutions via a number of major integration partners. ...

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City of West Jordan Embraces Hybrid Meeting Infrastructure with Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series

Santa Barbara, Calif. (August 1, 2022) — The City of West Jordan is a rapidly growing municipality in Salt Lake County, Utah. Named after the nearby Jordan River, the City of West Jordan occupies the southwest section of the Salt Lake Valley. West Jordan is a mountainous city with more than 100,000 residents across approximately 30 square miles. Situated within West Jordan City Hall, the Council Chambers serves as a meeting facility for elected City Council members and other relevant city committees. All noticed meetings within the Council Chambers are open to the local community and the general public.      ...

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Crestron Debuts Secure, BYOD Connectivity in DM Lite Content Sharing Transmitters and Receivers

The new and improved DM Lite solutions enable streamlined connectivity, signal, and enhanced control extension in large meeting space applications Crestron Electronics, a leader in workplace collaboration solutions, today announces the expansion of the DigitalMedia™ Content Distribution Platform to include new DM Lite® transmitters and receivers. The product line extends peripherals, such as cameras and speakers, in applications of all sizes and streamlines content sharing in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments, with simplified plug-and-display action that can expand for increased functionality in larger or more complex applications. This introduction ushers connectivity, signal, and control solutions to support the most common connections, including USB-C® ...

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PhaseTech, dARTS, and SolidDrive European Presence Grows with Apex-Tech International

Apex-Tech International now represents Spain, Portugal, and France Lenexa, Kan. – July 27, 2022 – MSE Audio, parent company of seven leading commercial and residential loudspeaker brands, is pleased to announce the extension of our existing distribution with Apex-Tech. The new territories to be covered by Apex-Tech International are Spain, Portugal, and France with Apex-Tech UK remaining for UK and Ireland. Apex-Tech supplies integrators with outstanding home cinema and audio solutions that feature MSE Audio’s dARTS, PhaseTech, and SolidDrive invisible speakers. “Having represented the MSE Audio brands in the UK for some years, Apex-Tech is very excited to extend this ...

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RoseWater Energy Brings EMI Onboard

Michigan now has manufacturer’s representation SUNRISE, FL – July 28, 2022 – RoseWater Energy Group, manufacturer of the residential energy storage Hub™, an all-in-one 24/7 solution to clean energy, power conditioning, surge protection, solar battery storage, office and home battery backup with remote monitoring and redundant industrial-grade systems, has brought Electrical Materials Inc. (EMI) onboard as the manufacturer’s representatives to cover Michigan. EMI was founded in 1969 and formed AV Integrated Services in 1996 to address the growing needs of AV specialists and custom installation companies in their territory. As the Lutron rep for over 40 years, EMI is one ...

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Amino and Innovative Systems Complete Android TV Integration to Offer Managed Video Solution Ideal for Independent Service Providers

Amigo 7X Set-top Enhanced by Amino Engage and InnoStream TV Platform Provides Access to Linear and Streaming Channels, and Offers Significant OPEX Savings Amino, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, and Innovative Systems today announced the availability of their integrated Android TV managed service offering to bring a wider variety of content to a diverse population of subscribers. This powerful technology combination provides a carrier-grade system with a modern user experience for linear and streaming content, while supporting legacy Pay TV infrastructures, giving independent service providers a cost-efficient, competitive edge. The Amigo 7X features Amino Engage, a SaaS management ...

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Utelogy expands Utelligence Program with latest edition of Sennheiser, announcing support for TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC2)

July 25, 2022 Utelogy Corporation, a visionary provider of management, monitoring, and analytics software for the connected workspace, has further expanded its innovative Utelligence Program for A/V and UC Device Standardization by introducing new support for the Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC2) and upcoming support for the Sennheiser SpeechLine series. This alliance with the high-quality manufacturer of sound and professional audio will provide end-user customers, integrators, and Managed Service Providers with the following benefits: Easy and fast integration of Sennheiser TCC2 ceiling microphone in Utelogy Proactive alerts and monitoring for an “always available” and enhanced user experience Insight and management ...

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Prodrive Technologies Joins SDVoE Alliance as an Adopting Member

The SDVoE Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, announces Prodrive Technologies, Eindhoven – The Netherlands, has joined the SDVoE Alliance as an Adopting member. Founded in 1993, Prodrive Technologies is a 2,000 FTE-sized company, which designs and manufactures high-tech electronics, software, and mechatronic products and systems. Prodrive has six dedicated technology programs and three highly automated manufacturing sites globally. In close cooperation with customers, Prodrive develops and delivers a wide range of high-tech products, systems, and solutions for different markets. Moreover, Prodrive has been ...

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AVer Unveils VC550, 4K Dual Lens PTZ Conferencing Camera

AVer Information Inc. USA, the award-winning provider of education technology and video collaboration solutions, announces the AVer VC550, a 4K dual lens conference camera with scalable speakerphone technology. The VC550 combines automated PTZ functionality, dynamic framing technology and Smart Gallery capabilities to create a reliable and versatile solution for medium to large rooms. Designed for medium to large conference rooms, the VC550 delivers unprecedented audiovisual quality to empower impactful collaboration experiences. The VC550 boasts 4K dual lens technology with 12X optical zoom (24X total zoom) to offer precise and clear viewing of meeting rooms and participants. Featuring dynamic framing technology, ...

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CEDIA Expo to Include Over 150 Sessions on New Markets and Emerging Trends

CEDIA Expo, the platform where residential technology integration, design and construction professionals connect, learn, and engage, announces reinvigorated educational programming. CEDIA Expo will feature over 150 sessions, including the CEDIA Expo Conference, manufacturer product trainings and show floor stage sessions. Curated by CEDIA, the global membership association for the home technology industry, CEDIA Expo Conference will feature many brand-new sessions, including all-new wellness track and lighting tracks. The program includes the return of “Ask the Experts,” a popular open forum session, and a Spanish-language track. This year’s CEDIA Expo includes the debut of the CEDIA Advocacy Town Hall, a free ...

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Jetbuilt Vectorworks

Jetbuilt and Vectorworks Announce Integration Partnership

Two best-in-class applications partner to improve designer’s workflow. Newport Beach, Calif. – July 19, 2022 – Jetbuilt, the global leader in project sales and management software announces a partnership with Vectorworks, the award-winning international design and BIM software provider, to offer a uniquely customized integration between the two powerful platforms. A Jetbuilt project can now seamlessly export into Vectorworks ConnectCAD to create CAD drawings, BIM models, 3D renderings and more. Alternately, a Vectorworks design in ConnectCAD can be efficiently pushed into Jetbuilt for fast and powerful quoting.  Respected globally as a leader in CAD solutions, Vectorworks played a formative role ...

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Resideo Acquires Electronic Custom Distributors

Acquisition builds upon growing AV and Smart Home product category within ADI Global Distribution Resideo Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of home comfort and security solutions and distributor of commercial and residential security and audio-visual products, today announced it has acquired privately held Electronic Custom Distributors, Inc. (“ECD”), based in Houston, Texas. ECD was founded in 1960 and is a leading regional distributor of residential audio, video, automation, security, wire and telecommunication products. With four branch locations and a 30,000 sq. ft. distribution center, ECD serves AV contractors across the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas (TOLA) region, and will ...

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AVer Announces Zoom Certification for DL10 and PTC310UV2

AVer Information Inc., the award-winning provider of video collaboration and education technology solutions, announces today that the innovative DL10 and PTC310UV2 cameras are certified as Zoom Rooms Certified Hardware by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. The DL10 is the newest Distance Learning Tracking Camera from AVer that features a 6X total zoom, camera tracking AI, and USB plug-and-play functionality, allowing educators to teach classes anywhere without having to worry about manual framing or tracking adjustments. Weighing only 745 grams, the DL10 is the ideal choice for space-conscious rooms and hybrid teaching environments, perfectly balanced between classroom needs and school budgets. The ...

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Snap One Launches Triad PDX Speaker Series To Bring Premium Sound & Easy Installation to Architectural Projects

Snap One today announced the launch of the Triad PDX Series of architectural speakers to provide Partners with a solution that pairs the premium audio performance that Triad is known for with a simplified installation experience made possible by Push Lock by Swarm technology. Coined “PDX” in homage to the Portland Airport – the city in which each speaker is custom-designed and engineered – the series includes thirteen speakers and nineteen accessories, including optional custom-colored grilles, rear enclosures and pre-construction brackets. “The PDX series marks the first Triad launch since the Snap One and Control4 merger in 2019, and it ...

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Vanco Unveils Expandable Microphone and Audio Extension Solution

Vanco International LLC, an industry leader in AV distribution and electronic accessory products, today announces additions to the PulseAudio line that will allow audio technicians to extend multiple audio sources up to 984 feet (300 m) over a single Cat 5e/6 cable. Perfect for either installed or live applications, these two new products enable simple and affordable analog audio capture and transmission. PA-EXMIX Mixing Microphone and Analog Audio Extender The PA-EXMIX extends analog audio signals up to 984 feet (300m). It is comprised of two units: a transmitter and receiver. The transmitter captures up to two audio inputs (XLR and ...

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New Lectern Design Promises to “Future-Proof” Your Classroom

This wheelchair-friendly lectern also handles a wide variety of classroom technology CCI has announced the latest addition to its family of lecterns designed for the Education Market. “What makes this product unique is its modular design,” says Frank Kolavo, Founder of CCI. “Our customers challenged us to create a product that was adjustable for sit-to-stand use, wheelchair-friendly, and could also manage a wide variety of today’s classroom technology. Oh, and did I mention it needs to be affordable?” says Kolavo. This innovative product was created in collaboration with the University of North Carolina. On July 10th, the Configure-IT Lectern was ...

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