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Visionary’s PacketAV Duet Wallplate Encoder with Bluetooth Honored with NSCA Excellence in Product Innovation Award

Santa Barbara, Calif. (March 4, 2021) — Visionary, a manufacturer of reliable, cost-effective AV over IP technologies, announces the PacketAV Duet Wallplate Encoder with Bluetooth (DuetE-WP-BT) as a recipient of NSCA’s seventh annual Excellence in Product Innovation awards. The Excellence in Product Innovation (EPI) awards recognize products that have a profound impact on systems integrators. Visionary’s PacketAV Duet Wallplate Encoder with Bluetooth was honored as the overall grand prize winner for 2021. “Congratulations to Visionary,” says Mike Abernathy, director of business resources for NSCA. “The 2021 Excellence in Product Innovation Awards were judged by NSCA’s Emerging Technologies Committee, which is ...

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AVer Announces the CAM130: 4K Camera with Intelligent Built-in Fill Lighting

AVer Information Inc. USA, an award-winning provider of education technology and video collaboration solutions, announced today the launch of the CAM130, a USB conference camera solution with a built-in microphone for today’s virtual communicators, perfect for huddle rooms, phonebooth rooms, and those who work from home. The CAM130 is the first of AVer’s new series of solutions which include built-in fill lighting. “Our built-in fill lighting is an intuitive, innovative, and much-needed feature for any business professional utilizing virtual meeting spaces,” said Carl Harvell, Director of Product Marketing for AVer USA. “AVer is at the forefront of technology and this ...

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MSE Audio’s SolidDrive Releases Surface-Mount Actuators with 70V Transformers for Sound Masking and Background Music

Drywall, wood, and glass models with accessories now available globally Lenexa, Kan. – March 1, 2021 – MSE Audio announces three new models of SolidDrive surface-mount actuators with transformers. Available in drywall (SD1-T), wood (SD1-sm-T), and glass (SD1G-T) versions, each piece is designed for one channel of audio. All models are now shipping globally. SolidDrive uses patent-pending dual-voice coil technology in an aluminum enclosure to transfer acoustic energy to virtually any substrate. Using high-powered neodymium magnets and dual symmetrically opposed motors, SolidDrive converts audio signals into vibrations that transfer into solid surfaces through direct contact. The result is high-quality, full-range ...

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Utelogy Launches Utelligence Program to Standardize Security, Connectivity and Communications

February 22, 2021 Utelogy Corporation, a visionary provider of control, monitoring and analytics software for workspace management, has unveiled its Utelligence Program. This program is Utelogy’s way of driving the industry to meet a higher level of standards-based security in connectivity and communications for audio-video (AV) and unified communications (UC) devices, offer rich APIs and improve user experiences by generating meaningful metrics. Utelogy coined the term “Utelligence” to describe the ability to capture complete and meaningful metrics that can provide the Utelogy Platform with analytics and insights. “To build true enterprise-grade systems for the future, we aspire to manufacture Utelligence into all ...

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Atlona Expands Opus Series of 4K HDR Integration Products with New Combination Switcher and Receiver

AT-OPUS-RX41 provides switching between local sources and content from a central matrix switcher SAN JOSE, California, February 22, 2021 – Atlona announces the immediate availability of AT-OPUS-RX41, a 4×1 HDMI and HDBaseT™ switcher/receiver and member of the Opus™ Series of 4K HDR signal distribution and extension products. The OPUS-RX41 offers three HDMI inputs for local devices, plus one HDBaseT input to receive video, embedded audio,Ethernet pass-through, power, and bidirectional control signals over distances up to 330 feet (100 meters). Supporting 4K/UHD @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling, and high dynamic range formats such as HDR10, HLG, and Dolby® Vision™, ...

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Carousel Digital Signage Brings Retail and Corporate Communications Together for Acme Tools

Carousel Cloud software provides tool and equipment retailer with a flexible, scalable platform to target promotional content, sponsor advertisements and company information across its stores and headquarters MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, February 17, 2021 – Carousel Digital Signage has both simplified and centralized corporate and customer communications for Acme Tools, a premier retailer of tools and equipment. The retailer’s Carousel Cloud digital signage network currently spans across six of its ten brick-and-mortar stores and the company’s headquarters, with additional store rollouts expected. Founded in 1948, the Midwest retailer had long relied on DVDs to share information with staff and shoppers inside their ...

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Clinical Retreat by Sound Sense

In densely populated areas of India, it is common to see multi-use buildings that house both a business and residence. Sound Sense, an award-winning integration firm in Surat, has one of India’s most elite showrooms and is quite familiar with working in this type of structure. Sound Sense’s state-of-the-art showroom displays living and office space possibilities to meet virtually any audio, video and control need that is then customized for each client to meet their unique requirements and budget. A local dental surgeon reached out to Sound Sense after recently completing construction of a 4-story home/business with his dental clinic ...

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AVer Announces CAM520 Pro2 & VC520 Pro2

Fremont, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2021) — AVer Information Inc. USA, an award-winning provider of education technology and video collaboration solutions, announced today the launch of two new products: the CAM520 Pro2 & VC520 Pro2. Our enterprise-grade video conference camera and speakerphone are now available to transform any space into an effective collaboration haven. “The health and safety of our clients and the communities they serve is an absolute priority at AVer. We have integrated new premium features including SmartFrame body detection to combat the spread of infection and create a safer workspace through the conference solutions we provide,” said Carl ...

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Utelogy and Rahi Develop Joint Managed Services Solution for Remote System Management and A/V Room Control

February 12, 2021 Utelogy Corporation is adding Rahi to its team of global solutions partners providing managed and professional services. The addition of the Utelogy Platform to the Rahi ecosystem allows the IT systems integrator to expand its roster of tailored solutions and services to a wider range of organizations requiring the management and monitoring of their A/V and UC equipment, therefore, enabling effective enterprise communications and collaboration. This joint collaboration combines Rahi’s expertise in remote management solutions with Utelogy’s enterprise-grade software platform for managing, monitoring, and controlling connected workspaces. The partnership also delivers total A/V and UC system efficiencies ...

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University of Utah Health Enhances Patient Wellbeing Through Carousel Digital Signage and iOS Connectivity

Digital signage becomes integral communications and education platform within Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital’s unique Smart Room innovation, powered through JAMF MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, February 1, 2021– As the premier academic medical center in the intermountain region of the western United States, the University of Utah Health has long used digital signage to communicate with visitors, patients and students. As part of its innovative new Smart Room initiative throughout the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, the University of Utah Health will take patient care and education to new heights with a dedicated, cloud-based Carousel Digital Signage network that also sharply reduces ...

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The Rapids Rise Again as Antix Digital Acquires Live Streaming and Compression Portfolio from Imagine Communications

Newly formed startup will accelerate innovation within renowned product lines while bringing their benefits to broader markets and opportunities February 1, 2021 — Toronto, Ontario and Dallas, Texas:  The technology behind one of the most respected brands that helped ignite today’s streaming media landscape is back as an independent, sharply-focused company again, as newly-formed Antix Digital Inc. has acquired the live streaming and compression solutions portfolio from Imagine Communications. Led by Tony Huang, the former head of product management for the same product family at Digital Rapids, the new company will accelerate future development of the solutions while taking over ...

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Magewell Unveils New Universal Media Encoder for Live Streaming, Production, AV-over-IP and More

Versatile Ultra Encode family provides H.264, H.265 and NDI®|HX encoding with multi-protocol support for wide range of professional applications and integration projects January 28, 2021 — Nanjing, China: Magewell is kicking off 2021 with the launch of its new Ultra Encode family of universal live media encoders. Supporting multiple encoding formats – including H.264, H.265, and NDI®|HX – and a wide array of delivery protocols, the new hardware offers systems integrators, video professionals, and OEM partners a flexible and affordable encoding solution for applications ranging from live streaming and remote contribution to IP-based production and AV-over-IP. “While our Ultra Stream ...

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Visionary Selects EZPro International for Chinese Distribution

Santa Barbara, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2021) — Visionary, a manufacturer of reliable, cost-effective AV over IP technologies, has announced a partnership with Shenzhen-based firm EZPro International. As part of the partnership, EZPro will serve as the exclusive distributor of Visionary’s AV over IP solutions throughout China, Hong Kong and Macau. “EZPro is one of the strongest, most trusted AV distribution companies in China,” said Scott Freshman, chief operations officer for Visionary. “We are pleased to partner with EZPro to strengthen Visionary’s market share in a fast-growing geographical territory. EZPro’s unique technical resources and strong customer relationships will enable Visionary to ...

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A2v consulting group Donates Laptops to One Family Los Angeles and Parent Revolution

San Antonio, Texas (Jan. 25, 2021) — A2v consulting group — an experienced integrator of high-quality audio, acoustics, visual design and control systems — announces its support of One Family Los Angeles, a group of more than 20 community organizations designed to support low-income and immigrant families in LA, and Parent Revolution, a founding organization of One Family Los Angeles. A2v consulting group donated 50 laptops and eight desktop computers to support more than 50 families in the Los Angeles area experiencing a digital divide. Because of COVID-19, LA area schools transitioned to remote learning; as a result, LA’s low-income ...

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Atlona Velocity Touch Panel Line Expands with New 10-Inch Model

Now the largest of three options, the AT-VTP-1000VL touch panel provides additional space for more complex control applications and higher-end installations SAN JOSE, California, January 25, 2021 – Atlona has added a 10-inch touch panel to its Velocity™ System family of IP-enabled AV control system products. Now shipping, the AT-VTP-1000VL brings a larger graphical surface to manage complex control applications and higher end installations with ease. The Velocity AT-VTP-1000VL adds space for users that require simpler control of video walls, high-density matrix switchers, audio DSPs, and other applications with intensive control function requirements. The AT-VTP-1000VL is also useful as a ...

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MultiDyne Chief Operating Officer Bob McAlpine Retires

Bob will lead newly established Board of Directors, and continue to advise on MultiDyne’s company acquisitions, business growth and strategic direction Hauppauge, NY, January 25, 2021 — MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Solutions announces the retirement of Bob McAlpine, effective immediately, following a 46-year career in the broadcast industry. While retiring from his role as MultiDyne’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Bob will join MultiDyne’s newly formed Board of Directors, and remain active as a consultant focused on MultiDyne’s continued growth. Bob joined MultiDyne as COO in September 2019 following the company’s acquisition of Census Digital, which Bob facilitated as President ...

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Moynihan Train Hall – a Model for Speech Intelligibility

The James A. Farley Building in Midtown Manhattan was the main United States Postal Service (USPS) building from its opening in 1914. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, it was officially renamed after James Farley, the 53rd Postmaster General in 1982. In 2002 the USPS sold the building to the New York state government to make way for the Moynihan Train Hall which was opened on January 1, 2021. The Moynihan Train Hall is an expansion of NYC’s Pennsylvania Station into the James A. Farley Building and provides a beautiful new access to most of Penn ...

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Visionary Teams with MediasPro for German Distribution

Santa Barbara, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2021) — Visionary, a manufacturer of reliable, cost-effective AV over IP technologies, has announced a distribution partnership with MediasPro. Through the partnership, MediasPro will expand and strengthen Visionary’s presence throughout Germany. “MediasPro is one of Germany’s leading distributors for installed audio and video products,” said Scott Freshman, chief operations officer for Visionary. “Its extensive industry knowledge and strong customer relationships make them an excellent partner for Visionary. We look forward to serving more customers with our award-winning AV over IP technologies through our partnership with MediasPro.” “We are very pleased to represent Visionary in Germany,” ...

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