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USSI Global and Global Display Solutions Bring Touchscreen Interactivity to World’s Busiest Bus Terminal

Interactive kiosks enhance wayfinding and visitor hospitality experience for millions passing through Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal MELBOURNE, Florida, April 22, 2021 — USSI Global, a turnkey provider of customized network, broadcast and digital signage systems and services worldwide, has partnered with Global Display Solutions (GDS) to transition six informational kiosks within the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) to modern interactive platforms. The 55-inch kiosks offer dynamic touchscreen capability for 65 million annual passengers, with maps and directory information for in-terminal wayfinding, bus routes, arrivals and departures, and local dining, entertainment and lodging options. The kiosks, positioned in heavy foot-traffic ...

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Tightrope’s Cablecast Platform Enables Flexible and Robust Online Video Hosting and Delivery for Cambridge Public Schools

Powerful VOD capabilities enable school district to easily and reliably share high-quality student, teacher, and board-produced videos as medium takes on an increasingly important role MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, April 22, 2021 – At Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) in Massachusetts, the Media Arts team produces content for schools, departments, and teachers while offering students a wide array of media classes, clubs, and work study opportunities. Already using the Cablecast Community Media platform from Tightrope Media Systems to power the city’s educational and government access TV channels, CPS expanded the system’s role to provide hosting and on-demand delivery of online video for a ...

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Mellow Mushroom Gets Acoustics Right

In 2020, Anthony Krysiewicz, the owner of Low Voltage Virginia, was becoming interested in SoundTube – a longstanding audio brand by MSE Audio for all-encompassing sound in commercial environments. According to Anthony, he had wanted to use SoundTube products for a while; he was just waiting for the perfect project to apply them. Luckily, a Mellow Mushroom restaurant location in Lynchburg, Virginia had contacted Anthony about finishing an audio installation they had started. Time was of the essence to keep the opening of the restaurant on track. Anthony, after completing this project, is a convert and believer in the SoundTube ...

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Utelogy Continues to Expand its Utelligence Program by Partnering with Lightware Visual Engineering

April 7, 2021 Utelogy Corporation, a visionary provider of control, monitoring and analytics software for workspace management, has further expanded its innovative Utelligence Program for A/V and UC Device Standardization by introducing new drivers for Lightware Visual Engineering’s best-in-class Video Matrix Switchers and Signal Extension systems. Lightware’s solutions offer feature-rich data and analytics to users in an open and agnostic way. By partnering with Utelogy, the company utilizes Utelogy’s powerful software tools for monitoring and managing the AV devices in its own product catalog, including the Taurus UCX range of USB-C and USB peripheral switching products, Cisco Switching products, and its ...

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Dhow & Anchor Offers a Transformed Gastropub Experience with Visionary Technology

Santa Barbara, Calif. (April 5, 2021) — Dhow & Anchor, an award-winning gastropub, offers a contemporary twist on British cuisine. Known locally as D&A, the stylish restaurant is nestled within the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). D&A is a popular venue for sports fans, with indoor and outdoor video displays showcasing major sporting events. The restaurant features a tranquil outdoor terrace with impressive views of the Burj Al Arab — one of the world’s tallest, most renowned luxury hotels. D&A temporarily closed to undergo an extensive refurbishment, including a full audio and ...

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AVer Introduces VB130, New Technology for the Future of Meetings

Fremont, Calif. (April 5, 2021) — AVer Information Inc. USA, the award-winning provider of education technology and video collaboration solutions, announces the VB130, a 4K video bar with intelligent lighting. Designed for small meeting spaces, huddle rooms, and focus rooms, the VB130 is engineered to provide clear imaging and exceptional audio quality for uninterrupted collaboration. Users can upgrade their meeting experience with the VB130’s intelligent built-in lighting for virtual meetings. The VB130’s adjustable five-level fill lighting combined with an automatic light sensor provides the perfect amount of light to illuminate your workspace. “The future of meeting space technology will rely ...

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Barix Announces Q2 Webinar Schedule for Audio-over-IP Insights and Innovations

Sessions cover topics including transitioning analog audio installations to networked IP, plus designing and maintaining scalable, multi-site background music systems ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, March 23, 2021 — Barix has announced the schedule for its newest series of webinars, which are designed to inform and inspire systems integrators, installers, service providers and AV managers with in-depth, technical insights about key trends in audio over IP. Two of the sessions will focus on key considerations and opportunities in upgrading analog speakers and audio installations to IP, while the remaining webinars explore the use of streaming audio over IP for background music systems in ...

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Utelogy Corporation develops new driver for LEA Professional’s line of professional-grade amplifiers and technologies

March 22, 2021 Utelogy Corporation, a visionary provider of control, monitoring and analytics software for workspace management, has developed a new driver for LEA Professional’s line of professional-grade amplifiers and technologies supporting audio-video system integrators. The new Utelogy driver joins LEA’s CONNECT SERIES of Application Programming Interfaces (API), a professional control ecosystem for third-party amplifier control and monitoring. This combined technology suite gives system integrators access to a diverse range of plug-ins, as well as expanded local area network amplifier control capabilities using LEA Professional’s web user interface and cloud platform. Utelogy is also adding LEA Professional as the newest global ...

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Magewell Video Capture Devices Help Non-Profit Eyecare Organization Remotely Train Ophthalmic Surgeons Worldwide

Cost-effective USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus enables ACE Global to easily and reliably bring live video of surgeries to medical students in developing countries March 16, 2021 — Nanjing, China: Telemedicine workflows incorporating live video have taken on dramatically greater importance for surgical education during the COVID-19 pandemic, as doctors reduce non-essential personnel in their operating rooms for the safety of patients and staff. Needing a way to continue its mission of improving training for ophthalmology students in underserved geographic regions, non-profit organization Advanced Center for Eyecare Global (ACE Global) is using the USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus external video ...

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A2v consulting group Amplifies Patient Experience at RW Perio in London

RW Perio is a global specialist private clinic dedicated to the treatment of periodontal (gum) diseases and maintaining optimum perio health. Founded by Dr. Reena Wadia, the cutting-edge facility is located in Harley Street Medical Area (HSMA), recognized as London’s most renowned area for medical excellence. Dr. Reena lectures internationally and teaches courses for newly qualified dentists and hygienists. She is consistently featured in the media, regularly contributing to publications including “British Vogue,” “Harper’s Bazaar UK” and the “Daily Mail.” Dr. Reena is an acclaimed influencer in the dental industry and contributes to her practice through medical journals and social ...

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Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series Enhances Fan Experience at Cracovia Stadium

Situated within Kraków, Poland, the Józef Piłsudski Cracovia Municipal Stadium is home to KS Cracovia, one of the oldest and most successful Polish football clubs. KS Cracovia has been recognized as a five-time Polish champion and winner of the Polish Cup and the Polish SuperCup. Initially constructed in 1912, the Cracovia Stadium was rebuilt in 2010 and hosted a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match. Capable of seating more than 15,000 fans, the Cracovia Stadium features luxury suites and skyboxes for guests to watch KS Cracovia. With guest entertainment remaining paramount for the Cracovia Stadium, the technology integration was a ...

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SyncPro Launches CloudOS Support Center

Users can now launch service tickets for each device on a customer’s CloudOS dashboard, with direct access to manufacturer support and quicker resolution Tel-Aviv, Israel – March 8, 2021 – SyncPro has launched a new support center that allows hardware manufacturers to offer a superior support experience for their users and integrators. The new CloudOS Support Center is especially useful for systems integrators and tech managers that require technical support on a specific product or solution. While SyncPro users could always manage and monitor devices from the CloudOS dashboard, they traditionally had to reach out to the manufacturer if unable ...

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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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