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VITEC Reveals Diamond+ OG Encoder and Highlights Future Thinking at IBC 2022

VITEC, a market-leading provider of IPTV, Video Streaming and Digital Signage Solutions, will showcase its latest products and initiatives at IBC 2022 on Stand 7.A39 (RAI, Amsterdam 9-12 September, 2022). Under the spotlight will be the company’s newest, best-in-class IP video products and services – including its MGW Diamond+ OG Encoder – as well as an increased focus on how these solutions can help enterprises move towards carbon neutrality. Since the last IBC in 2019, VITEC’s IPTV and digital signage product portfolio has been strengthened by the acquisition of Exterity. This deal has opened a new chapter for VITEC and ...

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CEDIA Expo 2022 to Feature the Hottest Outdoor Technology at Destination Backyard

Alpharetta, GA (August 22, 2022) – CEDIA Expo, the platform where residential technology integration, design and construction professionals connect, learn, and engage, announces Destination Backyard, an outdoor oasis highlighting the hottest A/V technology from Coastal Source and Séura. Coastal Source, a manufacturer of outdoor audio and lighting systems, has partnered with Séura, a manufacturer of outdoor TVs, indoor waterproof TVs, TV mirrors, and lighted mirrors, to host Destination Backyard at CEDIA Expo 2022. Destination Backyard is a 24,000-square-foot area that provides a first-hand look at what is possible for outdoor spaces. The one-of-a-kind area is designed to showcase Coastal Source ...

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Jetbuilt AV-iQ

Jetbuilt Partners with AV-iQ to Standardize Product Categories

Two leading companies align product categories to streamline workflows. Newport Beach, Calif. – August 17, 2022 – Jetbuilt, the global leader in project sales and management software is now partnering with veteran product research tool, AV-iQ, to align with their product categories, thus solidifying a standardization within the industry. This synergy between platforms will streamline workflows and simplify the search process by maintaining familiar categories that many in the industry are already accustomed to. Thus, whether in AV-iQ or Jetbuilt, a search for Speaker will produce the congruent categories of Horns, Large Format Stand Speakers, Line Arrays, and so forth.  ...

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RGB Spectrum Focuses on Advanced Data Visualization for Public Safety

RGB Spectrum®, a global leader in mission-critical, real-time audio-visual solutions, has announced enhancements to its data visualization platform to maximize situational awareness for public safety organizations. The company’s core video processing technology allows public safety personnel to collect data from multiple sources, view that data on a single- or dual-screen monitor setup and share that intelligence, throughout a facility or to a tactical workforce. Rapid response and effective communication can make a significant difference when lives are at stake. In complex and fast-moving environments, such as emergency communications and operations centers, how information is presented is critical. RGB Spectrum’s unified ...

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Pixotope Launches Education Program for Virtual Production Students

The Pixotope Education Program is a community-building initiative that establishes partnerships in higher education and the media industry to expand the Virtual Production talent pool  Pixotope, the leader in live augmented reality, extended reality, and virtual production solutions, today announced the launch of the Pixotope Education Program (PEP), a collegiate-level educational and community-building initiative designed to help enable the next generation of Virtual Production talent. Developed as a response to the limited talent pool, the PEP provides access to the software and tools that drive Virtual Production while connecting educators to experts from the global Pixotope community who can add ...

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The Big Updates in Crestron Home 3.15

The latest update of the Crestron Home® OS — version 3.15 — has several features taking center stage: new collaborations with high-end manufacturers such as Black Nova and GUDE, and the ability to remotely reboot any Crestron device in a homeowner’s rack. Software Reboot of Crestron Devices in the Device Health Dashboard “We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on the power cycle feature for our Crestron power controllers in Crestron Home’s Device Health Dashboard,” says Jason Oster, Crestron’s director of product management (residential solutions). If, for example, a cable box locks up, it’s a straightforward matter to power cycle ...

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Christie continues partnership with Big Cine Expo

Christie® is proud to announce that it is the official projection partner for Big Cine Expo 2022, billed as the only convention and tradeshow for the single screen, multiplex, malls and the theatrical distribution industry in India. Taking place at Chennai Trade Centre from August 16-17 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the highly anticipated event brings together industry players from across the country and serves as the ideal platform for discovery, collaboration and networking for the cinema exhibition industry in India. Christie has been a strong supporter of Big Cine Expo since its inception in 2016. ...

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The Trinnov Amplitude16 Home Theatre Amplifier Named EISA Best Product 2022-2023

To complete Trinnov’s range of AV Processors and Amplifiers, the Amplitude16 was released this year, designed specifically to meet the various needs of Immersive Sound and marry perfectly with the Altitude processor platform. Here is the citation from EISA’s president Paul Miller: “ As modern movie sound formats demand more loudspeakers, system builders require more amplification. Trinnov’s Amplitude16 answers the call, wrapping 16 channels (rated at 200W/8ohm) in a rack-sized, all-metal chassis that’s a smart cosmetic match for its multichannel Altitude16 processor. The unit’s two eight-channel modules, designed in collaboration with Class D specialist ICEPower and fed by independent power ...

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CE Pro All-Star Band Set for a Rocking Reunion at CEDIA Expo 2022

Alpharetta, GA (August 15, 2022) – CEDIA Expo, the platform where residential technology integration, design and construction professionals connect, learn, and engage, announces the return of the CE Pro All-Star Band. For the first time in three years, the CE Pro All-Star Band will return to CEDIA Expo for a live performance. The long-awaited reunion will kick off after the conclusion of the CE Pro BEST Project Awards gala on Thursday, September 29. The CE Pro All-Star Band will bring together some of the most talented professionals in the custom electronics industry for a 90-minute live music showcase. Covering music ...

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Mimo Monitors Launches Unify Meeting, a Software Application Designed to Simplify Meetings and Streamline Video Conferencing

Unify Meeting solves common pain points associated with video conferencing for those working in the office, remotely, or hybrid by creating one intuitive universal interface Mimo Monitors (www.MimoMonitors.com), the global experts in small touchscreen displays and a leader in conference room hardware, are pleased to announce the launch of their first video conferencing software, Unify Meeting. With a projected 25% of all jobs being remote by the end of 2022, it’s safe to say that working from home and the need for innovative video conferencing solutions has reached an all-time high. Mimo Monitors has leveraged their video conferencing expertise to introduce Unify Meeting ...

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Mimo Monitors Launches Unify Meeting, a Software Application Designed to Simplify Meetings and Streamline Video Conferencing

Unify Meeting solves common pain points associated with video conferencing for those working in the office, remotely, or hybrid by creating one intuitive universal interface Mimo Monitors (www.MimoMonitors.com), the global experts in small touchscreen displays and a leader in conference room hardware, are pleased to announce the launch of their first video conferencing software, Unify Meeting. With a projected 25% of all jobs being remote by the end of 2022, it’s safe to say that working from home and the need for innovative video conferencing solutions has reached an all-time high. Mimo Monitors has leveraged their video conferencing expertise to ...

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SoundTube CM-BGM-II in-ceiling speaker

SoundTube Updates CMi and CM-BGM Ceiling Speakers with UL-Approved Flangeless Grilles

Magnetic attachment is sleeker with a contemporary aesthetic Lenexa, Kan. – Aug. 8, 2022 –  SoundTube™ Entertainment, crafting cost-effective, high-quality aesthetic speakers for the commercial sound industry since the mid-90’s, announces the availability of flangeless grilles for many of the SoundTube CM in-ceiling speakers. The flangeless magnetic attachment makes it simple to install and remove the grille while proving a modern streamlined look. With an additional clip-on safety harness, the grilles maintain UL approval. The flangeless magnetic grilles are now standard on the new CM-BGM-II series (shown) and are available as an option on the CMi series of speakers. “We’re ...

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The B170S Networked Streaming Amplifier is Now Available

The B170S Networked Streaming Stereo Amplifier by Bluesound Professional is now available across North American and global distribution markets. Bluesound Professional, the premium distributed audio ecosystem for commercial spaces, launches the B170S Networked Streaming Stereo Amplifier to North American and global distribution markets. Orders for the B170S are open immediately with warehouse availability starting in September 2022. The B170S is an all-in-one streaming solution for any commercial music installation combining a high-quality stereo low impedance and constant voltage amplifier with a BluOS enabled network music player. The low impedance output is perfect for applications where intelligibility and sophistication are important. ...

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Bogen Communications Partners with Omnilert for Active Shooter Safety on Campuses

Bogen Communications LLC, a longstanding leader in commercial audio and voice communications technology, announces a technology partnership with Omnilert, a leader in emergency communication and active shooter solutions. The goal of Omnilert’s Active Shooter Solution integration with Bogen’s Nyquist campus communication systems is to address the growing incidents of campus gun violence with a system that’s designed to identify potential active shooter threats and to expedite automated emergency response programs – all expected to occur within mere seconds of a verified gun detection. Bogen Communications’ Nyquist System is a software-centric, state-of-the-art, IP-based paging and intercom solution that leverages the latest ...

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Lightware Visual Engineering Expands Integrations Partnerships To Unlock Next Gen Meeting Rooms

Lightware Visual Engineering announces the expansion of the company’s Integrations Partnership initiative with key global industry players. Complementing the announced relationship with Cisco last year, a rapidly growing list of integration partners is headed by ADI Icron, Utelogy Corporation and Xyte. The program, made possible through Lightware’s unique Open API capabilities, unlocks unprecedented creative opportunities for customers to design and build outstanding best-of-breed collaboration solutions. Gergely Vida, CEO at Lightware Visual Engineering said, “Following years of successful co-operation with Cisco’s Webex Room Devices, Lightware is now expanding the full possibilities of its solutions via a number of major integration partners. ...

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City of West Jordan Embraces Hybrid Meeting Infrastructure with Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series

Santa Barbara, Calif. (August 1, 2022) — The City of West Jordan is a rapidly growing municipality in Salt Lake County, Utah. Named after the nearby Jordan River, the City of West Jordan occupies the southwest section of the Salt Lake Valley. West Jordan is a mountainous city with more than 100,000 residents across approximately 30 square miles. Situated within West Jordan City Hall, the Council Chambers serves as a meeting facility for elected City Council members and other relevant city committees. All noticed meetings within the Council Chambers are open to the local community and the general public.      ...

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Crestron Debuts Secure, BYOD Connectivity in DM Lite Content Sharing Transmitters and Receivers

The new and improved DM Lite solutions enable streamlined connectivity, signal, and enhanced control extension in large meeting space applications Crestron Electronics, a leader in workplace collaboration solutions, today announces the expansion of the DigitalMedia™ Content Distribution Platform to include new DM Lite® transmitters and receivers. The product line extends peripherals, such as cameras and speakers, in applications of all sizes and streamlines content sharing in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments, with simplified plug-and-display action that can expand for increased functionality in larger or more complex applications. This introduction ushers connectivity, signal, and control solutions to support the most common connections, including USB-C® ...

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PhaseTech, dARTS, and SolidDrive European Presence Grows with Apex-Tech International

Apex-Tech International now represents Spain, Portugal, and France Lenexa, Kan. – July 27, 2022 – MSE Audio, parent company of seven leading commercial and residential loudspeaker brands, is pleased to announce the extension of our existing distribution with Apex-Tech. The new territories to be covered by Apex-Tech International are Spain, Portugal, and France with Apex-Tech UK remaining for UK and Ireland. Apex-Tech supplies integrators with outstanding home cinema and audio solutions that feature MSE Audio’s dARTS, PhaseTech, and SolidDrive invisible speakers. “Having represented the MSE Audio brands in the UK for some years, Apex-Tech is very excited to extend this ...

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