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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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WhyReboot Partners with D-Tools

Miami, Fla. – April 16, 2020 – WhyReboot recently became an Industry Information & Insight (i3) Partner with D-Tools, an integrator business software provider. This partnership provides D-Tools Cloud and System Integrator software users access to WhyReboot’s products, services, and dealer specific pricing for use in the sales, system design, documentation, and procurement for their client engagements. D-Tools’ award-winning software solutions help manage all aspects of an integrator’s business – including sales, system design, procurement, installation, back-office management, and service – all through a data-driven process that leverages an extensive and integrated product library. D-Tools software helps streamline the entire ...

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beyerdynamic’s UNITE Helps Nurses Treating COVID-19 Patients

Communications system allows nurses to receive emergency patient notifications Farmingdale, NY – April 16, 2020 – beyerdynamic, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and conferencing products, is sharing how its UNITE system allows hospital nursing staff to wirelessly transmit emergency signals from their patient’s monitoring devices directly to them. At a prominent hospital in NYC that currently has multiple floors treating COVID-19 patients, nurses needed to be able to hear the monitor alarms of the equipment that their patients were connected to while they worked and moved around the hospital floor. The hospital contacted their A/V integrator ...

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Magewell Capture Express 3.2

Magewell Adds SRT Streaming to Free Capture Express Software

Support for robust, open source protocol expands streaming options in free application  April 15, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell today announced a new upgrade of its free Capture Express recording application that expands the software’s streaming capabilities. Version 3.2 adds new support for multiple streaming technologies including the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol developed and open-sourced by Haivision. While Magewell capture devices feature extensive compatibility with popular third-party software for streaming, live production, web conferencing, lecture capture and more, the Capture Express software offers Magewell users a lightweight, dedicated tool for recording, previewing or streaming input sources. Originally designed to help ...

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WhyReboot Launches Wi-Fi 6 Certified Remotely Deployed Networks

Products and programs available to help integrators while social distancing Miami, Fla. – April 13, 2020 – WhyReboot is launching its Ruckus Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ Access Point Program with the latest 802.11ax Ruckus models on the market as well as details on the new WhyReboot Cumulus6 and Cirrus Wireless programs. “We realize integrators are struggling right now,” said Bjørn Jensen, CEO of WhyReboot. “We’re launching these products and services now because they can potentially help integrators to service, upgrade, and give users more reliable ways to connect while they are accommodating social distancing – without their techs needing to go ...

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Implementing Integrative Technology in Dentistry

New designs help kids at the dentist When Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry prepared the design of their new office building, they knew they would need to approach their office technology needs differently. The young patients who are seen in the office can be difficult to keep occupied during procedures. The dentist had previously utilized old 4:3 television sets and Bluetooth headsets for the kids during visits but encountered issues with connectivity and the practice had sanitation concerns with the headphones. Additionally, the equipment was difficult for patients to use. A Fresh Approach The senior dentist and owner, Steve Christensen, DMD, reached ...

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Tarpon River Brewing Company – An 11,000 Square Foot

A SoundTube Project in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A SoundTube Project in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cleverly located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tarpon River Brewing is probably the most local-friendly pub you’ll ever find. It’s also incredibly dog-friendly; patrons can bring their furry friends into the exterior portion of the brewery as they mingle and share drinks. But they needed an integrated audio system and had an issue on how to do it within their 1920s-style large space venue. Tarpon River Brewing Company + SoundTube Tarpon’s team wanted to add integrated audio to the 11,000+ square foot venue for a while, ...

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beyerdynamic Announces Staff Additions

Communications and consumer sales managers join the beyerdynamic team Farmingdale, NY. – March 16, 2020 – beyerdynamic, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and conferencing products, announces the expansion of their North American team with key hires of David Fisk, Sales Manager for Consumer Products and Chris Norris, Sales Manager for Communications Products. “We’re excited to announce staff expansion in our US office with the addition of two new hires,” said Alan Feckanin, Director Americas for beyerdynamic. “beyerdynamic US continues to invest in resources to expand the reach of our highly successful consumer and communications product lines. Dave ...

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Lin Buck Joins MSE Audio as Business Director

Seasoned industry veteran to drive global sales Overland Park, Kan. – March 12, 2020 – MSE Audio, parent company of SoundTube Entertainment, Soundsphere, dARTS, Phase Technology, Induction Dynamics, SolidDrive and Rockustics, announces the appointment of Lin Buck to Director of US Sales and Global Business Development. Buck provides 20+ years of sales experience to MSE Audio in the professional audio video markets. “We are thrilled to have Lin join our team,” said Lindsey Humphrey, president of MSE Audio. “Lin has a proven track record of success in the commercial audio industry and his leadership, experience and customer-centric philosophies will provide ...

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StreamGear VidiMo Go

StreamGear to Make NAB Show Debut with Hotly Anticipated VidiMo Live Streaming Production Solution

Smartphone-enabled content creation platform combines innovative hardware and feature-rich app to put live, multi-camera production power in users’ hands March 9, 2020 — Reading, PA: Excitement around the smartphone-empowered VidiMo handheld, live production system from streaming solutions startup StreamGear Inc. has been rapidly building since its first private showings in the fall and its public debut at CES 2020. Now, with beta units in the hands – literally – of Early Adopter Program members, attendees at the 2020 NAB Show will have their first chance to experience VidiMo’s elegant ease for themselves. StreamGear will make their first-ever appearance at the ...

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Magewell Pro Convert for NDI to HDMI 4K

Magewell to Launch Flexible 4K Decoder for NDI® and SRT at 2020 NAB Show

New converter transforms 4K IP source streams in multiple production or distribution formats into high-quality HDMI output March 5, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell will unveil its most powerful decoder hardware to date in booth SU5724 at the 2020 NAB Show (April 19-22 in Las Vegas). Believed to be the industry’s first hardware decoder to support both Newtek’s NDI® technology for production-grade media transport and the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol – developed and open-sourced by Haivision – for internet-delivered H.264 and H.265 streams, the Pro Convert for NDI® to HDMI 4K transforms IP streams up to 4Kp60 for baseband ...

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