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Barco and Cinionic launch next generation 4K laser projector platform to take cinema into the smart projection era

At CinemaCon 2019 Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, will be introducing their brand-new Barco projector line-up for cinema screens. The next generation projector platform will deliver an unmatched cinema experience to moviegoers today and futureproof results with native 4K resolution, higher contrast, wider color gamut and enhanced uniformity. The new platform is the result of thorough value engineering and advanced innovation including 4K and laser technology to guarantee unsurpassed image quality. With more than half of the world’s movie theaters illuminated by Cinionic and over 85,000 Barco projectors installed globally, Barco leads the industry in cinema projection technology. Barco ...

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Bannister Lake Raises the Bar on IP Video Production With Chameleon NDI Player

Bannister Lake announced today that it is fully embracing the NDI® workflow with its powerful Chameleon data aggregation solution. For producers working within the NDI ecosystem, Chameleon provides a straightforward method to bring live data directly into their productions. Chameleon reads multiple data sources, including news, weather, sports, traffic, social media, and financial data content, allowing users to edit, moderate, and customize their data. Using Chameleon’s Query functionality, data can be parsed at a granular level, enabling producers to select subsets of data to target viewers. The solution automates the flow of data to endpoints, ensuring that content is consistently ...

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Christie brings powerful tools for the live event industry to Prolight + Sound

Prolight + Sound attendees will see the tools to create powerful experiences first hand on the Christie® stand C30, Hall 4.0, from April 2-5 at Messe Frankfurt, including the game-changing Christie MicroTiles® LED, Christie Pandoras Box media server, Spyder X80 multiscreen windowing processor, and the newest addition to Christie’s RGB laser projection line-up, the D4K40-RGB projector. Christie staff will be available to share their technical expertise on designing end-to-end experiences that dazzle. “Christie is excited to bring the latest in projection, display and processing technology to Prolight + Sound 2019,” says Karl Johnson, director of product management, CMP, Christie. “Live ...

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Pro Media Audio & Video Has Been Acquired From Panasonic North America

Martinez, CA – Pro Media Audio & Video has been acquired from Panasonic North America by the original founder, Andrew Serb, leading a group of private partners made up of senior staff members. The new ownership will leverage the company’s core talent of industry veterans to expand on its 43 years of expertise engineering innovative audiovisual solutions for the sports, live entertainment district, performing arts, corporate and transportation markets. The acquisition was effective March 1, 2019. Pro Media has built its lasting reputation on problem solving – often taking on projects that were deemed impossible by others. They’ve achieved this level of ...

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Plantronics Announces New EVP and CFO

SAN JOSE –Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced the appointment of Mr. Charles (Chuck) Boynton as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 8, 2019. Boynton will report to Plantronics chief executive officer Joseph (Joe) Burton and will serve on the company’s senior leadership team. “Chuck is a seasoned finance leader, experienced in driving change and growing global companies,” said Joe Burton, chief executive officer, Plantronics. “He’s joining us at an ideal time as we expand into new market segments.  With his broad financial expertise and proven leadership, I’m confident Chuck is the right leader who will propel us ...

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Extron Enhances Zoom Rooms Experience

Anaheim, California  – Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of system enhancements and updates to Extron control for Zoom Rooms. With Extron control for Zoom Rooms, there’s no more need to switch devices – a single user interface on your Apple iPad or Extron Pro Series touchpanel is all you need to control every conferencing and audio/visual function in your room. This latest release adds a number of enhancements, including improved GUI elements, contact presence information, content sharing, new camera controls, and much more. Extron and Zoom have simplified the conferencing experience and provide a new level of convenience with turn-key, ...

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ENVIROMUX® Environment Monitoring System Leak Location Detection Sensors!

Network Technologies Inc (NTI) has introduced the ENVIROMUX® Environment Monitoring System Leak Location Detection Sensors. The sensor system detects water presence at a specific location and is compatible with the very popular line of E-2D Small Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, the E-5D Medium Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, and the E-16D Large Enterprise Environment Monitoring System. The E-ALDS Addressable Leak Detection Sensor monitors up to 4000 feet of E-LDCC-x Liquid Location Detection Sensor Cable for the specific location of liquid presence and detects if there is a break in the cable. It supports up to 1000 feet of the E-4WNSC-x 4-Wire ...

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Furman Now Shipping SS-6 Power Conditioner and 25’ Power Cord

Reinforcing its commitment to provide music industry and pro audio professionals with innovative power protection solutions, Nortek Security & Control LLC today announced that it is now shipping the new Furman SS-6 Power Conditioner and the ACX-25 Power Cord. “Furman Pro Plugs have a long history protecting what’s important on stage as well as on the jobsite,” said Nortek Security & Control Power Product Manager Christos Desalernos. “With surge protection, noise filtration, and diagnostic lighting, the Furman SS-6 provides reliable, clean, and protected power in a versatile form factor.” The Furman SS-6 is a black steel chassis floor strip power ...

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Nicolino Iannotti Appointed Vice President of Finance at Solotech

Nicolas Lavoie, Chief Financial Officer of Solotech,  announced the appointment of Nicolino Iannotti as Vice President, Finance, effective January 7, 2019. In this new position, Iannotti will actively contribute to the development of the Finance Department as a manager and key player in the management, forecasting and analysis of financial growth. Iannotti holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Concordia University, and the CPA, CMA and CA professional designations. He has about 20 years of experience in accounting, external reporting, audit, and financial planning & analysis in large-scale companies such as Gildan and Deloitte. “As a leader in financial management ...

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Huddly Announces Acquisition of Epigram

Norwegian vision technology manufacturer Huddly who builds intelligent cameras, has acquired fellow Norwegian AI company Epigram which includes acquisition of employees, intellectual property and select equipment. The acquisition, which will result in tools, IP, and all AI engineers moving over to Huddly, aims to strengthen the AI capabilities of Huddly’s intelligent cameras. Oslo-based Epigram specializes in computer vision and visual classification, developing cutting-edge tools and software to collect and analyze big data, with an acute focus on the application of AI to understand content. The company, founded in 2017, worked with multiple clients, including Huddly, Gjensidige, Tradono, and No Isolation ...

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Yamaha UC Now Shipping YAI-1 Wireless Microphone Conference Ensemble

Yamaha Unified Communications announces general availability of the Yamaha YAI-1 Wireless Microphone Conference Ensemble for seamless and easy installation out of the box into boardrooms and large conference rooms utilizing UC applications. Available in North America, the conferencing solution is a preconfigured USB audio system that achieves premium audio experience for an organization’s chosen UC platform. “The utilization of UC applications is no longer limited to personal offices, huddle spaces, and mobile environments. More and more organizations are turning to UC platforms in larger conferencing spaces and boardrooms, which requires equipment that can deliver the reliable, high-quality audio that ensures ...

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Barco’s Flagship Laser Instrumental for Group PSA’s Design Center

Barco’s Flagship Laser technology is conquering more and more markets outside the digital cinema industry where it premièred in 2015. As of now, two Barco Flagship Laser projectors help PSA Group shift the design of its Peugeot cars into the next gear. A trusted Barco customer, the French carmaker decided to replace the existing visualization solution at its Design Center with two of Barco’s DP4K-60L projectors and the E2 screen management system. The exceptional brightness, unequalled image quality (incl. superb 3D rendering) and low maintenance (i.e. no lamp replacement) were the key reasons for PSA to go laser. Virtual reality ...

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Target Field Drives In High-Quality Audio Network

Sitting in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Target Field is home to Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, and accommodates more than 39,000 eager spectators ready to cheer on their team. Though designed as a baseball venue, it also hosts football, soccer, and a wide range of outdoor concerts and various non-sports-based corporate events. Target Field is a large venue with multiple areas around the facility that require high-quality audio support. This includes distributing audio out to various areas as well as pulling signals back to the control room for mixing and processing. For example, live bands perform before ballgames and ...

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Camplex CMX-TACNGO-3GTR 3G-SDI to Fiber Optic Converter / Extender & Tactical Cable Reel System

Camplex’s new signal extender and tactical reel system for the rapid deployment and extension of 3G-SDI video over fiber for outside applications and live event productions is the ideal tool for extending HDTV, LCD monitoring, digital projector signals.  The CMX-TACNGO-3GTR system consists of a fiber optic mini 3GHD/SDI converter/extender system fitted to a cable reel with 1000 feet of ST tactical fiber optic cable and is designed to run camera signals to a production switcher or production switcher output to play-out. The fiber converter extends a 3G-SDI signal supporting 1080p@60Hz and can carry SDI or SD signals when a monitoring ...

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The ServSensor JR. Environmental Monitoring For Those Smaller Installs

The AlertWerks ServSensor Junior is an affordable way to monitor smaller installations. It acts as the central hub of the AlertWerks environmental monitoring system in limited areas. Connect the unit to your network, attach AlertWerks Intelligent Sensors, and you’re ready to remotely view the status of your data centers and other facilities. Choose monitors for temperature, humidity, or liquids. Or, know when server cabinet doors are open or closed and whether the cabinet is overheating. Use it for remote monitoring and management of devices such as HVAC systems, security equipment, UPSs, generators, and industrial equipment. The ServSensor Junior features two ...

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The UHBX-3S by Hall Research

The UHBX-3S fully HDMI 1.4 compliant splitter with one local HDMI output and 3 HDBaseT™ outputs for transmission to compatible receivers up to 150 meters (500 ft away), is perfect for that install. The UHBX-3S splitter supports HDCP, 3D, Deep Color, and 4Kx2K resolution. Fully integrated EDID management with a USB port gives users the ability to download and/or upload EDID data to and from the device. A single RS-232 connector that can be used to receive or send commands to RS-232 interfaced remote projectors or screens. The UHBX-3S gives convenient LED status indicators for all HDBaseT™ connections to quickly ...

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TAG Video Systems at NAB Show New York

TAG V.S. specializes in Innovative IP Monitoring & High Quality Multiviewer Solutions. Their unique software only approach provides state of

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Covid’s Smart HDBaseT System

The HDBaseT Smart System (P31H-01) from Covid is the perfect, all-in-one AV control system. It offers video extension of two HDMI and one VGA signal, video switching, system control, and analog audio amplification. Uncompressed video, audio, and control can be transmitted up to 230ft/70m, using HDBaseT™ technology over a single cat 6/6a cable. The system has a built-in smart feature for auto on/off of display and can be combined with the Smart Keypad (KP-100) for push button control. In the box, this product comes with (1) HDMI extender receiver box and (1) 2-gang extender transmitter. Users can utilize the built-in ...

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