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Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series Takes Networked AV to New Heights in the J Hotel, Shanghai Tower

Santa Barbara, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2021) — Situated within the central business district of Lujiazui, the Shanghai Tower is the largest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. Measuring 2,073 feet (632 meters) tall with 128 floors, the Shanghai Tower features a unique outer layer that twists as it rises above downtown Shanghai. Within the Shanghai Tower lies the newly opened J Hotel, an ultra-luxury accommodation with 240 guest rooms spanning many of the skyscraper’s highest floors. The J Hotel is the centerpiece of the stunning Shanghai Tower. No detail was overlooked in the design of the ...

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Visix Wins DIGI Award for Best Digital Signage Product Innovation

ATLANTA, GA – December 21, 2020 – Visix, Inc. has been awarded a 2021 DIGI Award for their Voice Recognizer Widget for AxisTV Signage Suite in the category of Best Digital Signage Product: Innovation. The DIGI Awards recognize the best digital signage applications and the most innovative new products for the digital signage market. “Continual innovation is one of our core values,” says Debbie DeWitt, marketing communications manager for Visix. “We started working with voice user interface for custom projects in 2019. With the arrival of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to provide safe interactive experiences for all of ...

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MediaStar’s Media Manager Added to Utelogy’s Standards-Based Utelligence Program

December 18, 2020 Utelogy Corporation announced that it has added Media Manager, the fully integrated content management system developed by MediaStar Systems, to its Utelligence Program. The Utelligence Program is Utelogy’s way of driving the industry to meet a higher level of standards-based security in connectivity and communications for AV and UC devices, offer more robust APIs, as well as improve the user experience by generating meaningful metrics. “Utelogy’s appeal to the enterprise, actionable intelligence notwithstanding, is its agnostic and standards-based approach to the meeting room and beyond” commented Frank Pellkofer, President and Co-Founder at Utelogy. “MediaStar understands the importance of ...

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SoundTube’s STNet IPD-Hub 2 DSP Amplifier Receives UL 2043 Certification for Use in Plenum Spaces

Certified amps are ready for global shipping Lenexa, Kan. – Dec. 16, 2020 – MSE Audio announces the UL 2043 certification of the SoundTube IPD-Hub 2 Amplifier for use in plenum spaces. 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 can be used with Radio Design Labs Format A (RDL) or Attero Tech Axiom line level, mic level, balanced XLR or Bluetooth input devices – stereo or mono, virtually any type of input. With the ...

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The Sinclair – a Historic Hotel from the Future and a Building Blueprint for the World

When Sinclair Holdings began the extensive building renovation of the 1929 iconic art deco Sinclair office building in Fort Worth, Texas, their vision was to build an efficient luxury hotel while creating an upscale and unique experience for their guests. The Sinclair, Autograph Collection in Fort Worth, Texas opened in early 2020.  And, the one thing makes it different from any other luxury hotel is that virtually every system is based on PoE devices including lighting, motorized shades and curtains, door locks, fiber GPON connectivity, mini fridges, USB-C charging outlets, HVAC, smart bathroom mirrors, loudspeakers and more. There are over ...

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The City of Savage Embraces Hybrid Meetings with Visionary

Santa Barbara, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2020) — The City of Savage is a suburban city 20 miles south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a region commonly known as South of the River. Savage is a vibrant community with approximately 30,000 residents. Situated within Savage, the City Council Chambers serves as a meeting facility for the Savage City Council, Planning Commision (PC), Parks, Recreation and National Resources Commission (PRNRC) and additional community boards.  Earlier this year, Advanced Systems Integration, a Minnesota-based integrator serving the Twin Cities area, completed an initial integration in the City of Savage’s council chambers. With ongoing COVID-19 ...

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Magewell Pro Convert for NDI to SDI

Magewell Ships New AV-over-IP and Live Streaming Decoders with SDI Outputs

Latest models convert NDI®, H.264, or H.265 streams into high-quality SDI signals for output to baseband display and distribution equipment December 7, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell has begun shipping the newest decoder models in its Pro Convert family of low-latency video-over-IP converters. Available immediately, the Pro Convert for NDI® to SDI and Pro Convert H.26x to SDI transform live, IP media streams into high-quality SDI outputs for connection to monitors, projectors and legacy production equipment. Magewell’s Pro Convert products seamlessly bridge traditional video signals with IP-based production, distribution, and streaming workflows. Offering the high reliability, assured performance and compact ...

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Sound Sense India – THE DARK NIGHT

Sound Sense is an award-winning CEDIA, HAA, ISF and THX certified technology integrator that specializes in custom design of high-end home theaters and automation solutions. Established in Ahmedabad, GJ India in 2007, Sound Sense continues to service its’ customers with their code of ethics and commitment to excellence. Recent accolades for their work include a CEDIA Award and nomination in 2020, CEDIA Global Awards in 2019 and 2018 as well as a CTA 2019 Mark of Excellence Award for various home cinema projects. The Sound Sense team knew The Dark Night project in Anand was one that would test its ...

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Magewell 4K NDI Encoders Win 2020 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award

Pro Convert products honored as best hardware input devices for live production; company’s Ultra Stream live streaming encoder also a finalist in its category November 23, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell is proud to announce that the company’s 4K Pro Convert NDI® encoders have been chosen by online video professionals as winners of a 2020 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award. The low-latency converters, which enable users to easily and reliably bring traditional HDMI or SDI video signals into IP-based media workflows, were honored in the ‘Hardware Input Devices for Live Production’ category. Magewell’s remarkably intuitive Ultra Stream live streaming encoders ...

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Atlona Ships 5×2 Matrix Switcher for Wired and Wireless Sources with USB Extension

Available immediately, new AT-OME-MS52W simplifies collaboration across wired and wireless inputs and connects USB devices at remote locations SAN JOSE, California, November 22, 2020 – Atlona, a Panduit company, has begun shipping the AT-OME-MS52W 5×2 matrix switcher. Streamlining BYOD collaboration in today’s dynamic AV environments, the new switcher combines wired and wireless AV input support, integrated USB extension and rich integration features to empower applications ranging from video conferencing to multi-participant presentations. The OME-MS52W features HDMI, DisplayPort and USB-C inputs alongside mirrored or matrixed HDBaseT and HDMI outputs with selectable switching modes. All wired AV inputs and the local HDMI ...

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CP Communications Acquires SportsCam

CP will include SportsCam’s wearable camera and transmission offerings in its Red House Streaming brand, providing services for thesports, AV, public safety and security markets St. Petersburg, Florida, November 22, 2020 — CP Communications, a leader in innovative solutions and services for live event productions, has acquired the assets of SportsCam, the groundbreaking innovator and creator of a wide range of wireless and roboticcamera products for live sports production. The acquisition expands CP Communications’ range of wired, wireless and cellular content acquisition and streaming systems for its Red House Streaming brand, while also opening the door for new business opportunities ...

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Atlona Appoints Brownestone, LLC as Manufacturer’s Representative for the Pacific Northwest

SAN JOSE, Calif., November 22, 2020 – Atlona, a Panduit company, has designated Seattle-based Brownestone, LLC as its manufacturer’s representative for the Pacific Northwest region, effective immediately. Brownestone will bring its sales-focused operation closer to commercial AV customers in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. As an A/V manufacturer’s representative in business since 1999, Brownestone considers Atlona’s product line a perfect complement to its specialized line card. Atlona’s AV over IP based video distribution and networked control solutions especially strengthen Brownestone’s message as a complete AV solutions provider, alongside its range of videoconferencing, audio production, and projection ...

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Revolutionizes Live Networked Music Performance with Visionary

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) is a public research institution educating more than 20,000 students on a 729-acre campus. The university offers more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in varying fields taught by 3,887 faculty members. UNC-Chapel Hill is home to one of the nation’s most vibrant arts programs, the UNC Department of Music. In March 2020, the UNC Department of Music halted in-person studies due to the coronavirus pandemic. This required the department to rethink in-person performances. “Before March 2020, most of our concerts were in person on the same stage with ...

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Atlona Appoints Associated Lighting Reps as Residential Manufacturer’s Representative for the Midwest

Nearly 60-year old firm will represent Atlona’s residential AV businesses in two states, and will leverage Atlona’s innovations for both residential and light commercial installations SAN JOSE, Calif., November 10, 2020 – Atlona, a Panduit company, has designated Associated Lighting Reps as its manufacturer’s representative for residential AV in Central California, Northern California and Northern Nevada, effective immediately. Associated Lighting Reps will work closely with dealers, specifiers and custom installers to support residential and light commercial AV projects. Associated Lighting Reps Sales Representative Bob Foppiano said that their growing light commercial business is a result of their success in residential ...

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Xilica® Enlivens Hong Kong University Medical School with Networked Audio Architecture

Xilica® Solaro QR1 DSP and XTouch control system simplify audio distribution and paging over IP at LKS Faculty of Medicine Toronto, November 10, 2020 — Xilica®, a global leader in digital signal processing technology for AV and installed sound, is fueling audio distribution and live paging over IP at Hong Kong University’s LKS Faculty of Medicine. The new system is part of a larger renovation in the department’s William MW Mong Block, with Xilica’s Solaro QR1 DSP and XTouch control solutions used to process, manage and deliver all content over a Dante network. Xilica channel partner Sound Classy supplied all ...

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New InReality White Paper Provides Holistic Guidance on Safe Space Strategy

“The 6 Ps of Safe Space Strategy” is the latest resource in InReality’s Learning Center to help resellers and their clients navigate the Safe Space landscape. Atlanta, GA, November 2, 2020 – InReality, LLC, a leading venue analytics software solution company, has launched a white paper to support strategic planning when creating a Safe Space ecosystem of prevention. “The 6 Ps of Safe Space Strategy” takes a holistic view and includes guidance on factors relating to people, process, place, pixels, proof and profit. Adding To a Robust Safe Space Resource The white paper is the latest resource in InReality’s recently ...

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Atlona Launches New AV Training Certifications for Educational Technologists and Designers

New learning pathways combine AV and networking fundamentals with uniquely developed content specific to use cases ineducational environments SAN JOSE, Calif., November 2, 2020 – As the convergence of AV and IT technologies continues to sweep across higher education and K-12 facilities worldwide, Atlona – a Panduit company – is introducing two new training pathways to strengthen AV understanding for instructional technologists and systems designers within educational institutions. The AV Education Technician certification sets learners up for success when installing modern AV solutions in educational environments, while the AV Education Designer certification delivers similar benefits for those tasked with planning ...

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Connecti Introduces SaaS-Based Hybrid Learning Technology

Connecti, an innovative software provider for next-generation hybrid learning technology, announces its software platform, Connecti. Designed specifically for education, Connecti is a flexible software solution built to leverage existing PCs in the room to deliver seamless hybrid learning for in-class and remote students. Connecti virtualizes physical teaching tools and makes them available in both software applications (e.g., Zoom and Microsoft Teams) and lecture-capture applications to convert teaching spaces into HyFlex (hybrid-flexible) environments with minimal reconfiguration and cost. Connecti virtualizes physical teaching tools — such as document cameras, wireless presenters, microphones and cameras — and enables them to be centrally configured ...

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