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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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MSE Audio Announces Expanded Territory for Digital Sales Group Metro

Digital Sales Group Metro hires industry veterans to support growth Lenexa, Kan. – June 22, 2020 – MSE Audio, parent company of SoundTube Entertainment, Soundsphere, dARTS, Phase Technology, Induction Dynamics, SolidDrive and Rockustics, announces Digital Sales Group Metro as their residential manufacturer’s representative for the Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic regions. To support this expansion, Digital Sales Group Metro has hired four industry veterans – Michael Lakhter, Elias Kabous, Troy Bedell and Dan Fischer. “Digital Sales Group has been a loyal partner since 2005,” said Mike Sipes, Sales Manager at MSE Audio. “We’re excited about the new staff onboard to support this ...

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Jetbuilt Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

Newport Beach, Calif. (June 9, 2020) — Jetbuilt, a provider of industry-leading, web-based AV project software, celebrates its five-year anniversary with the release of its prototype code, available at prototype.jetbuilt.com, to showcase their proof of concept experienced by selected integrators and investors in 2015. Jetbuilt, introduced at InfoComm 2015, will honor its anniversary during InfoComm 2020 Connected from June 16-20, 2020. Launched by industry integrator Paul Dexter, Jetbuilt was designed to streamline overcomplicated software processes by creating a fast, easy-to-use interface that can be accessed anywhere. Dexter founded Jetbuilt as a startup with just himself and a single employee; today, ...

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RoseWater Energy Launches Dealer Event Series

Local dealers host energized events to educate builders on power solutions SUNRISE, Fla. — June 17, 2020 – RoseWater Energy Group, a provider of next-generation integrated energy management systems, has launched a dealer event series that included Acoustic Designs Group in Scottsdale, Arizona in early June. The goal of these events is to raise awareness of the issues created with electronics that are subjected to inconsistent power. The builder-focused event advises how builders can bring peace of mind to their home buyers by providing energy management and battery back-up solution that provides consistent power 24/7. The latest event, which was ...

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Stem Audio Releases Major Firmware Update 1.3 with Zoom Mute Sync, Audio Beam Fencing, Increased Security, and More

IRVINE, Calif. – Today, Stem Audio is excited to announce the release of their latest firmware update (version 1.3) for the conference room ecosystem. This robust update offers many new features including mute sync with Zoom, automated future firmware updates, audio fencing, enhanced encryption, and more. “Our team has been hard at work pushing the envelope of what is possible in the collaboration space” says Jacob Marash, CEO and Founder of Stem Audio. “Stem 1.3 is not only an exciting milestone for our company, but also a testament to our ongoing commitment to listen to our customers and provide solutions ...

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MSE Audio Announces New dARTS Speaker for CEDIA Channel

Award-winning digital theater adds angled ceiling speaker for custom integrators Lenexa, Kan. – June 10, 2020 – MSE Audio, parent company of SoundTube Entertainment, Soundsphere, dARTS, Phase Technology, Induction Dynamics, SolidDrive and Rockustics, announces a new dARTS loudspeaker – the CI140D angled ceiling speaker. The CI140D is now shipping globally. The dARTS (digital audio reference theater system) digital theater creates a versatile and flexible theater experience in virtually any room. It was developed to ensure that your clients’ speakers perform the way they were designed in the lab – even when installed in the real-world. dARTS creates the ultimate immersive ...

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StreamGear VidiMo Go

StreamGear Celebrates Coveted Award Win for VidiMo Live Streaming Production Solution

Innovative hardware-and-app combination recognized in special edition of Future’s Best of Show Awards, presented by Digital Video June 4, 2020 — Reading, PA: Streaming solutions innovator StreamGear Inc. is proud to announce that its smartphone-empowered VidiMo handheld, live production system has been honored with a 2020 Special Edition Best of Show Award, presented by Digital Video following the NAB Show Express digital experience. VidiMo – short for Video director on Mobile – turns a smartphone and HDMI video source (such as a camera) into a full-fledged, virtual production and transmission studio, enabling a single operator to produce multi-source, television-style shows ...

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Power Requirements for Family Office Demand RoseWater’s Energy Management HUB

Technology goals are to secure premises and allow communications in all situations Harbourside Place is Jupiter, Florida’s premier downtown destination for shopping, dining, luxury hotel accommodations, entertainment, boating and office space. Nestled along Jupiter’s Intracoastal Waterway, Harbourside Place conveys that classic, coastal vibe.  When a family office decided to relocate their workplace to this upscale location, the key requirement was to have a secure location that always functions regardless of power conditions. The manager of the office had recently worked with Definitive Electronics in Jupiter to upgrade his home technology and install RoseWater’s HUB SB20. He asked Don Dixon, president, ...

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Magewell Ultra Stream

Magewell Expands Recording and Live Streaming Capabilities in Ultra Stream Encoders

Free firmware update adds new recording modes for internal and USB storage, RTSP protocol support, and more May 26, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell has released a new upgrade for its award-winning Ultra Stream family of live streaming encoder hardware that further enhances the devices’ exceptional ease of use and versatility. Available in all new units and as a free firmware update for existing customers, version 1.3 adds flexible new recording modes alongside expanded streaming protocol support and various minor refinements. Magewell’s Ultra Stream encoders make live streaming remarkably simple even for non-professional users, enabling them to record or stream ...

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Bayside Marketplace: Rain or Shine from North to South

As most Floridians are keenly aware, weather in the southeastern United States can be quite severe. Miami is plagued by heavy rainfall, high humidity, gale-force winds, and the occasional hurricane! These conditions aren’t necessarily electronics-friendly, to say the least. After several years of silence and echoes from nearby shops and bars, the property management team at the Bayside Marketplace in Miami, Florida decided it was time for a cohesive sound system to bring the whole venue together as one unified location. They reached out to Eric Manev of Professionally Installed Electronix (PIElectronix) in Pompano Beach for a solution. Bayside Marketplace ...

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InReality Unveils ‘Smart’ Safe Space Solutions For Contactless, AI-Enabled Temperature Detection And Occupancy Monitoring

The InReality Thermal Mirror and Occupancy Monitor Address Public Safety Concerns of Getting Back to Business – Including Real-time, Advanced Temperature Reads, Alerts and Occupancy Management for Enterprise and Small Business Needs ATLANTA, May 18, 2020 — InReality announced today a new suite of Safe Space Solutions powered by their integration and analytics platform. The Thermal Mirror, an Enterprise-focused  turnkey fever scanning solution, displays almost immediate temperature results, either anonymously for visitors or via facial recognition for employees. The Occupancy Monitor automates in-venue traffic counts in real-time sensed via mobile devices and/or camera-based technology options. What sets these products apart ...

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Hitachi Kokusai to Present HDR Expertise During NAB Show Express

Streamed session will look at the benefits of HDR for 1080p60 acquisition and the challenges of producing and delivering both HDR and SDR Woodbury, NY, May 9, 2020 — Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) was one of the first manufacturers to deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) capable broadcast cameras, and has been a leader in promoting and educating industry professionals about HDR video acquisition. The company will continue this tradition next week with an informative presentation during the NAB Show Express digital experience.  While HDR is most commonly mentioned in conjunction with Ultra HD, 1080p60 HD video can ...

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Magewell Selected for 2020 Streaming Media Producer 25 List of Online Video Production Technology Leaders

Company recognized for innovation and user empowerment for second consecutive year May 6, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell – the award-winning developer of innovative video interface and IP workflow solutions – has been named to the second annual Streaming Media Producer 25 list of the leading technology companies driving advances in live streaming media production. The Streaming Media Producer 25 recognizes innovative companies that enable, enhance and streamline the workflows of live video producers – particularly those who need the mobility, agility, and versatility to deliver great work, regardless of the venue or production conditions. “The Streaming Media Producer 25 ...

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MSE Audio Releases Applications for SoundTube IPD Hub 2 DSP Amplifier

Networked audio for the price of a conventional 70/100V distributed audio system Overland Park, Kan. – May 5, 2020 – MSE Audio, parent company of SoundTube Entertainment, Soundsphere, dARTS, Phase Technology, Induction Dynamics, SolidDrive and Rockustics, releases applications for the SoundTube IPD Hub 2 DSP Amplifier that shows integrators how to create a Dante®-enabled system without a traditional DSP. The IPD Hub 2 is now shipping globally. SoundTube’s IPD Hub 2 amplifier is a 2-channel Dante amp with DSP built-in. The amp is AES67 compatible and powered by PoE, PoE+ or 40W PoE. It includes an RJ45 Ethernet connection and ...

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Ecler Pro Audio Celebrates First Anniversary with Almo Pro AV

Exclusive US distributor provides programs and support to integrators Costa Mesa, Calif. — April 29, 2020 — Ecler Pro Audio, a global premium audio product manufacturer, announces its first anniversary of exclusive US distribution with Almo Professional A/V. Ecler has over 50 products now available through Almo and offers the ECLER Try & Buy program. Orders are invoiced at dealer cost, net 30-day terms. At 30-days, the integrator can either pay the invoice or request an RMA from Almo.  All Ecler products sold by Almo are certified to TAA compliancy. The US mix of products includes the eMOTUS series of ...

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Small Budget – Big Sound in Valencia Isles

Valencia Isles is a luxury residential community in Boynton Beach, Florida and home to more than 1,000 people aged 55 and over. Professionally Installed Electronix (PIElectronix) was recently asked to upgrade the clubhouse’s lighting, video, and audio equipment during a major renovation. The 25,000 square foot community clubhouse boasts a plethora of amenities for their residents including swimming pools, billiards, aerobics, dining, an art studio, conference space, and a ballroom for large events. A large part of the renovation was audio. “With budget concerns to consider, we opted for MSE Audio’s SoundTube products because of the overall quality, superior ease ...

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Chesapeake Systems Acquires StorExcel

Chesapeake Systems has acquired StorExcel, a premier systems integrator serving the Rocky Mountain region and U.S. Federal Government, effective today. The acquisition joins the mutual strengths of the trusted media technology providers, extending their ability to offer turnkey asset management solutions and support. The combination of companies expands Chesapeake System’s services in the media and entertainment and government markets. The union integrates StorExcel team members from bases in Colorado and Virginia with the existing Chesapeake teams (located in Baltimore, New York, Los Angeles, DC-metro), strengthening core competencies and service offerings. The two companies pride themselves on being consultative in nature ...

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AV Industry Veterans Launch Your Virtual Tradeshow

Immersive, multi-level production brings product launches to AV integrators Barrington, Ill. – April 20, 2020 – With social distancing the new normal in the foreseeable future, AV industry veterans created “Your Virtual Tradeshow,” a unique service that enables brands to deliver an immersive, multi-level production to current and prospective clients. Chicago-based, Your Virtual Tradeshow is the joint brainchild of Mike Yaccino, CEO, ExtraMile Inc., Robin Duggan, 2GC Inc., and John Lostroscio, President, Artence Consultiing, LLC, each of whom has over 30 years’ experience in the AV integration industry. The team believes that businesses must display agility, especially in times like ...

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