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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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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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