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WhyReboot Appoints Independent Sales Reps Across US Market

Expanded sales channel will best serve custom integrators and increased demand for robust home networking solutions backed by premium support services  Miami, Fla. – September 7, 2021 – WhyReboot has announced the appointment of nine top independent sales firms for key regions of the US market. The expanded sales infrastructure is in response to a growing demand for commercial-grade home networking solutions, accommodating smart home ecosystems and an increased dependence on wireless devices. “Integrators must have a tailored networking solution that has been expertly designed for the unique demands of each project,” explained Bjørn Jensen, President of WhyReboot. “We are ...

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Lightware Named a Cisco Solutions Plus Partner

Budapest, Hungary (August 30, 2021) — Lightware Visual Engineering, a leading manufacturer of connectivity solutions for the professional integrated systems market, announces a partnership with Cisco to simplify meeting room control. As a Cisco Solutions Plus partner, Lightware can provide a flexible, consistent, and seamless user experience across room types. Lightware has a well-known presence within the live event space as the standard for concerts, arenas, and stadia. Lightware has simplified the process of expanding, extending, and controlling Cisco Webex Room devices by providing a pre-configured appliance. With Lightware, users can expand the number of inputs and outputs of a ...

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New Kordz Whitepaper: Market Insights Into the Future of U.S. In-Home Audio Visual

The audio-visual market is rapidly changing; this presents us with both significant concerns and opportunities. More and more people are staying home, consuming more audio and visual entertainment, and spending less time outside in venues like movie theaters and concerts. The money from a reduction in outside entertainment is going towards immediate benefits to entertainment (and making it more enjoyable) in the home. This critical market shift is creating a strange new dynamic where people are bored inside, often with expendable income, and looking for ways to make their indoor entertainment more exciting and higher quality. In fact, there is ...

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AV Industry Icon Tom Peters Joins Jetbuilt

Audiovisual veteran and former Jetbuilt user teams up with the AV project software to commoditize the powerful solution as the industry standard   Newport Beach, Calif. – August 23, 2021 – Jetbuilt, a provider of industry-leading AV estimating and project management software is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Peters, industry veteran and former Infocomm President, to the Jetbuilt team.  As co-founder of SybaTek, 2012 Integrator of the Year and more, Tom’s extensive experience and expertise places him in a unique position to serve the AV community from within the innovative company he has long advocated. “This is a ...

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Jetbuilt Rolls Out Warehousing Module at Cedia 2021

With Stock, the new inventory and warehouse tracking tool, AV integrators can monitor exactly where a piece of equipment is at any given stage from purchasing to installation Newport Beach, Calif. – August 19, 2021 – Jetbuilt, a leading provider of AV proposal and project management software continues to innovate with the announcement of Stock, an inventory and warehouse tracking tool for AV integrators. Listening to the needs of their users, Stock was designed to work seamlessly with Jetbuilt to efficiently organize and follow equipment through the stages of design, purchasing, receiving, warehousing, transporting, installation and service – solving a ...

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beyerdynamic becomes Barco ClickShare Alliance Partner

This new relationship brings together two industry leaders committed to deliver seamless wireless conferencing solutions for better hybrid meetings Farmingdale, NY – August 16, 2021 – beyerdynamic, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones, and conferencing products, announced that their wireless Bluetooth® speakerphone, PHONUM, has been validated to be compatible with Barco ClickShare Conference as part of a close partnership with Barco, a global leader in professional meeting room visualization & collaboration solutions. “With this partnership, we turn every room into a hybrid meeting room by merging the ability to speak freely on one-to-one calls or conducting meetings with ...

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Lightware MX Matrix Series Powers Mission Critical Extended Reality Environments

Budapest, Hungary (August 16, 2021) — Emerging technologies that combine reality with virtual environments are making a remarkable breakthrough across many applications. Extended Reality, or XR, is the term used to describe this blend of technologies. It is one of the most exciting developments in film, television and real-world applications where virtual and real worlds combine around the talent. The goal of these immersive environments is to allow the talent to feel as if they are in a new world, beyond what has been possible before. XR creates a new environment through an immersive experience that enables the on-stage talent ...

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AVer USB Conferencing Cameras, Speakerphones Obtain Barco Certification

Fremont, Calif. (August 16, 2021) — AVer Information Inc. USA, an award-winning business communication and collaboration solutions provider, announces Barco’s compliance certification on AVer’s high-quality video conferencing cameras and speakerphones, including the CAM130 4K Camera, VB130 Video Bar, CAM520 Pro2 Camera, VC520 Pro2 Camera and FONE540 Speakerphone. The certification ensures AVer’s intuitive audiovisual solutions integrate seamlessly and wirelessly with Barco’s ClickShare Conference to eliminate boundaries between in-office and remote teams. “The collaboration with Barco confirms AVer’s commitment to providing users with tools for running smooth, state-of-the-art virtual meetings with ease,” said Carl Harvell, director of product marketing for AVer Information, ...

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TMC Names AVer a 2021 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award Winner

Fremont, Calif. (August 11, 2021) — AVer Information Inc. USA, the award-winning provider of education technology and video collaboration solutions, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded the VB130 4K Video Bar with Intelligent Lighting a 2021 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award. AVer’s VB130 is a versatile, enterprise-grade USB video bar perfect for everyday use by business professionals. The VB130 offers high-quality 4K video and dual fields of view, including 90-degree and 120-degree views, and a privacy shutter for peace of mind. Featuring a compact design, the VB130’s sleek composition will fit on top ...

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Utelogy and Techni+Contact Expands its Partnership for the Canadian Market

August 3, 2021 Utelogy Corporation is extending its partnership with Techni+Contact, a distributor of audio-video and IT equipment and accessories for the integration and custom installation markets in Canada. Techni+Contact will play a key role in driving deployments of Utelogy’s platform to increase the return on investment (ROI) on AV/UC estate management and improve user experiences across organizations of any size. The long-standing collaboration with Utelogy is enabling Techni+Contact to complement its traditional hardware-based audio-visual offerings with an expanded software solutions portfolio, a combination that is key for continuing its growth, especially within its core Government, Education, and Corporate markets. ...

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AVer CAM130 4K Camera and CAM520 Pro2 Are Certified for Microsoft Teams

Fremont, Calif. (August 03, 2021) — AVer Information Inc. USA, the award-winning provider of education technology and video collaboration solutions, today announces the CAM130, a dynamic and versatile 4K conference camera, and the CAM520 Pro2, an enterprise-grade conference camera, are now Certified for Microsoft Teams as a Microsoft Teams Room peripheral for a small and medium or large rooms respectively.  AVer’s video conferencing solutions, including the CAM130 and CAM520 Pro2, continue to revolutionize and innovate in the video conferencing industry with high-quality features for an enhanced user experience. “Microsoft Teams Rooms delivers premium video communication with a seamless user experience. ...

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High-Tech Network CEO Jeff Caton Has Died

Southeast AV rep leader passed away at 62 Charlotte, NC. – August 3, 2021 – High-Tech Network announces with great sorrow that Jeff Caton, CEO of High-Tech Network, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 31 at his home in Norris, Tennessee. Jeff was born in Tennessee and began his AV career at 19 years old with Harvey’s Warehouse in Knoxville. Over the next few decades, Jeff served as a retail store manager then transitioned to a position with a manufacturer’s representative role with Teal Marketing, first as a Kenwood trainer then moving into a sales position. He eventually started his own ...

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Magewell Introduces Centralized Encoder, Decoder and Stream Management Software

Free Magewell Cloud software provides unified configuration and control of multiple hardware devices plus SRT gateway and streaming protocol conversion features July 28, 2021 — Nanjing, China: Video interface and IP workflow innovator Magewell today announced its new Magewell Cloud multi-device management software. Available free of charge for installation on an on-premises server or cloud hosting platform, the Magewell Cloud software provides centralized configuration and control of multiple Magewell IP encoders and decoders plus powerful stream management features including protocol conversion and SRT gateway functionality. “While Magewell streaming and IP conversion solutions all have their own intuitive user interfaces, customers ...

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Scalable Display Technologies Strengthens Presence in Asia-Pacific

Cambridge, Mass. (July 26, 2021) — Scalable Display Technologies, an industry-leading application provider who automatically calibrates the color, intensity and geometry of images from multiple projectors, announces a strengthened presence in Asia-Pacific to provide additional support to customers and manufacturers throughout the region. The new Shanghai office, led by Zui Tao, chief representative of China for Scalable, continues to drive new business with industry-leading manufacturers to support simulation, amusement and attractions among professional AV. Over the past three years, Scalable Display Technologies has expanded its business in China through regular partnerships with industry manufacturers. The Shanghai-based facility provides another opportunity ...

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Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series Selected for Piedmont Healthcare’s Atlanta Hospital

Santa Barbara, Calif. (July 26, 2021) — For more than a century, Piedmont Healthcare has been a recognized leader in delivering expert care. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Piedmont Healthcare is a not-for-profit community health system composed of 11 hospitals with over 2,500 medical staff personnel and more than 22,000 employees. Founded in 1919, Piedmont Healthcare has garnered national acclaim with America’s 250 Best Hospitals award, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care award, and more. In 2020, Piedmont Healthcare embarked upon a 10-year expansion at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, starting with a new 16-floor tower that will enable the facility to ...

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Navori Labs Celebrated by Two Leading AV Industry Publications for Innovative AI-Driven Solutions

 Aquaji, QL Access Control receive coveted awards from AV Technology and Commercial Integrator LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, July 20, 2021 – Navori Labs, a pioneer and global industry leader in digital signage software, has been recognized by two industry-leading publications for innovative solutions powered by the company’s AI technology advances. AV Technology magazine has awarded its 2021 Best in Market Award to Navori’s Aquaji AI-driven marketing analytics software, while Commercial Integrator named the company’s QL Access Control – which enables retailers and public spaces to monitor and secure entry and exit traffic – as the 2021 BEST (Best Electronics Systems Technologies) Award ...

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Visix Chooses Microsoft Azure Cloud Services and Freshdesk for Better Customer Experience

ATLANTA, GA – July 18, 2021 – Visix, Inc. has chosen Microsoft Azure Cloud Services for its second-generation cloud platform, which will be released later in Q3 2021. The company has also launched a new client support portal powered by Freshdesk. Both platforms are being adopted to provide a better customer experience for Visix clients. “We looked at Amazon AWS and Google Cloud, but ultimately, Azure offers the level of platform integration and scalability that our clients need for their digital signage systems,” said Sean Matthews, president and CEO of Visix. A major deciding factor was Azure’s load-balancing architecture that ...

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Carousel Digital Signage Integrates with Microsoft Power BI for Business Intelligence

Data visualization toolset securely integrates with Carousel Cloud and Express Players, allowing users to collaborate on detailed reports that drive intelligent business decisions in corporate, retail and other professional environments MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, July 18, 2021 – Carousel Digital Signage has unleased the power of business analytics within its Carousel Cloud software through integration with Power BI, Microsoft’s AI-powered data visualization toolset for enterprise businesses. Power BI integration allows Carousel Cloud users to create and share important business information across corporate digital signage networks, empowering executives and workers to make data-driven decisions that drive strategic actions. Power BI provides users with ...

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