Comica Audio Introduces VDLive10 Line of 2.4GHz Wireless Microphones for Streaming & Recording Audio
Yamaha UC Expands Barco Partnership with ADECIA Certification
Redefining clean for hybrid workspaces with protected desk phones
VBox ATSC 3.0 TestBed
Wainhouse Gives Yamaha ADECIA a Positive Review
C2G’s USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station Kits Are Now Available
iCleanse Launches New Customer Engagement Versions of Disinfection Station for Mobile Phones
Toray Launching TorayvinoTM Super Slim 607V Faucet Mount Water Purifier with Color Digital Display
Re-inventing everyday items to live more efficiently
Yamaha UC and Mersive Technologies Introduce BYOM Room System for Conferencing
OVAL Digital, Inc. Announces Major App Update and Participation in Amazon Prime Day
OVAL Digital, Inc. (OVAL) the manufacturer of the revolutionary multi-function smart sensor system with 5 simultaneous sensing features, the OVAL Smart Home, which includes two OVAL Sensors and the OVAL Hub, announces updates to their iOS and Android Apps with new IFTTT compatibility and their participation in Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales event with a 20% discount coupon now available at www.amazon.com/oval. With the strongest focus in the Smart Home market on user customization and privacy, OVAL provides real-time monitoring, detection and alerts to changes in motion, light, temperature, humidity and water – all without the use of cameras or microphones. By alerting users in real-time to everything from open windows to water leaks, OVAL helps prevent theft, accidents and property damage; improve safety and comfort; conserve energy; and provide overall peace of mind. What also makes OVAL unique is that it has 5 powerful sensing features that can be used simultaneously in any combination a user chooses, thus eliminating the need to purchase, install, and manage separate devices and apps. OVAL’s 5 sensing features also provide data points for users to track prolonged trends or detect environmental anomalies. Simply put, OVAL is a common-sense solution that makes home awareness easy and accessible for everyone by turning any ordinary room, area, or object into a smart one instantly. The OVAL Smart Home is now also fully compatible with If This Then That (IFTTT) enabled devices. OVAL users can now create their own recipes with IFTTT to automate their homes or offices in new and exciting ways, greatly expanding on OVAL’s strong dedication to user customization. OVAL also now offers increased compatibility with Amazon Echo and Google Assistant devices, so users can interact with their OVAL sensors via voice-commands. With a 20% discount coupon available for Amazon’s Prime Day sales event for the OVAL Smart Home, as well as add-on OVAL Sensors and Hubs, OVAL is offering more – more features, more uses and more customization – for less as all OVAL products are currently available for their lowest prices of the year.
Yamaha UC Partners With HuddleCamHD to Enable Clear Collaboration in Meeting Rooms and Classrooms
Yamaha Unified Communications is teaming up with HuddleCamHD to further enhance Yamaha's portfolio of scalable, high-quality collaboration solutions with easy-to-deploy audio and video product bundles perfectly suited for meeting and learning spaces. Adapted for today's evolving video conferencing and hybrid learning requirements, the bundles are designed to fit a variety of small, medium, and large meeting and teaching environments and budgets, incorporating Yamaha's portable YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth® speakerphone, YVC-1000 USB & Bluetooth conference phone, or Yamaha's HD Single and HD Dual wireless microphone systems. "Great meetings and learning sessions are a result of best-in-class audio and video solutions that enable clear, distraction-free conversation," said Michelle Baeza, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Yamaha Unified Communications. "By partnering with HuddleCamHD, we are providing our customers with more interoperable options that are easy to deploy and incredibly simple to use to ensure flawless collaboration in any room." Yamaha's rich history delivering audio hardware and HuddleCamHD's innovations in video conferencing will provide customers with scalable solutions for video conferencing, hybrid learning, and other communications from the home, office, or event space. For small rooms, the portable YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth speakerphone with SoundCap ensures the best-quality audio, no matter where a meeting happens. The YVC-1000 conference phone is an intuitive communications system featuring separate microphone and speaker units for flexibility during audio, web, and video conferencing in medium to large spaces. For large rooms such as boardrooms, lecture halls, or auditoriums, the HD Single and HD Dual wireless microphone system features a portable plug-and-play design with simple setup and produces superior HD sound quality. "We've made it our focus to design the highest quality, plug-and-play camera solutions for meeting rooms of all sizes," said Matt Davis, Director of Technology and Information Systems at HuddleCamHD and PTZOptics. "We're thrilled to have such synergy with Yamaha, which will undoubtedly serve our customers well." Pairing with the Yamaha UC products, HuddleCamHD and PTZOptics are bringing a new way to look at video with high-quality audio. The HuddleCamHD Pro, certified by Zoom Video Communications, brings a 4K look for smaller spaces and is perfect for the hybrid, on-the-go lifestyle. For medium-sized rooms, the HuddleCamHD 3X USB 2.0 brings a wide-angle pan, tilt, and zoom camera to create HD video that captures engagement throughout the room for efficient and collaborative calls. The HuddleCamHD SimplTrack2 brings an auto-tracking solution with 20X optical zoom. Lastly, for larger rooms requiring effective pan, tilt, and zoom control with multiple line-in or -out options at either 10X, 20X, or 30X, the PTZOptics NDI cameras are the perfect solution.
Yamaha Announces New Enterprise Sound Bar for Conference Rooms, Classrooms, and Hotels
Yamaha Unified Communications today announced a new model to its Enterprise Sound Bar lineup, the ESB-1090. The ESB-1090 solves common challenges and limitations in sound output to create a rich, premium audio experience for remote conferencing, classrooms, and hotel guest rooms, lobbies, or meeting rooms. Optimizing the audio for each of these environments, the ESB-1090 features three modes, allowing users to opt between Conference, Education, and Hotel. "Flatscreen displays are often not suited to deliver the volume or clarity for students and meeting participants — once again highlighting the incredible importance of high-quality audio," said Meghan Kennelly, director of global marketing and communications at Yamaha Unified Communications. "With the ESB-1090, they don't have to gather close to the screen in order to clearly hear a video, presentation, or conference call. In addition, it can connect to the in-room TV, PC, laptop, or mobile device, answering the variety of audio requirements that are present in a single environment." Delivering an immersive audio experience, Yamaha's ESB-1090 features two subwoofers, two mid-range speakers, and two tweeters. Perfect for classrooms, meeting rooms, and hospitality spaces, it connects to any sound source — display, PC, or mobile device — via HDMI, Bluetooth, or even optical cable and analog audio. The unit simplifies setup through the three application modes to achieve the suitable sound quality and configuration. Users simply swap between Conference Mode for remote conference purposes, Education Mode for classroom settings, and Hotel Mode for lobby or room playback with the included remote. There is also an operation restriction preset to prevent unwanted tampering or changes. It can also be configured for Ethernet operation. Like the ESB-1080, the ESB-1090's simple, slim design naturally blends into any environment and offers installation versatility. Installers can either wall mount the unit or place it flat on a table or school AV cart.
L-S Academy Chooses the Yamaha CS-700 for Successful Remote Learning
Yamaha Unified Communications is helping the teachers at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School's L-S Academy, a special education program, reach students in meaningful ways in order for them to prosper well into the future. The L-S Academy is subletting space within Yamaha's regional office complex. While it might seem like an unorthodox space, it offers amenities the program deeply needs: the robust, easy-to-use Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Bar™. "We can't teach in a traditional way anymore. We need more than paper and pencil," said Tracie Lopez, program director and teacher at L-S Academy. "We're amazed how the CS-700 supported us. It's totally changed the way that I present my material." One of the program's missions is to offer enrichment activities, from movies to guest speakers. However, due to the pandemic, the school had to close its doors to outside guests. It was a serendipitous moment when the teachers realized that with the Yamaha Video Sound Bars that were already installed throughout the building, they could not only continue these services but also enhance their curriculum and workflow beyond what they had envisioned. Yamaha's CS-700 performs well in education because it is designed to bring spectacular audio and video clarity to all communication and collaboration needs. Although displays and projectors that have typically been used in classrooms have built-in speakers, they can lack the power and clarity for classroom use. A poor audio experience isn't just frustrating, it's severely disruptive, causing audio fatigue and costing students focus and long-term achievement. What's more, organizations need a high-quality video camera that's necessary to keep up with the onslaught of remote meetings. With this in mind, Yamaha created an all-in-one solution that combines surround sound, microphone recording, and a camera that pair perfectly with classroom displays and projectors. Levering Yamaha's decades of expertise in engineering superior AV technology that's used by Fortune 500 companies and by K-12 and top universities alike, the Video Sound Bar incorporates an adaptive beamforming microphone array for perfectly captured conversation; four Yamaha speakers to provide the highest degree of audio intelligibility for everyone in the room; and a wide-angle HD camera for the far-end video conferencing participants to see everyone in clear detail. It's designed to be intuitive for even the least technologically savvy user, helping to eliminate calls to tech teams for support while, at the same time, getting the classroom activity started faster. At the academy, the teachers were able to quickly learn how to use the system and connect to their chosen UC platform, Google Meet, in addition to many other chosen video conferencing applications. With a simple USB connection to their laptop, they're ready to go. The technology has completely changed the program, from classes to meetings to activities, and how they bring in guest speakers. The teachers are rigorous daily users of the Video Sound Bars. They use them in psychology and science lessons to present slideshows, video clips, and movies. In addition, students are able to join classes at the main campus remotely. "AV fatigue is a very real and prevalent challenge across education and enterprise environments that seriously impairs productivity and success," said Meghan Kennelly, director of global marketing and communications at Yamaha Unified Communications. "We designed our Video Sound Bars to create crisp, clear audio and video in one easy-to-operate device that makes online conferencing naturally more engaging for everyone. It's great to see how the instructors and students at L-S Academy are benefiting from the CS-700 in a multitude of ways. It underscores just how vital superior AV technology is and how it can change the course of programs and projects.
T-SPA STUDIO Launch New Card-Size Mouthwash To Help Freshen Breath And Improve Oral Health On The Go
T-SPA STUDIO specializes in innovative oral care products in providing a fresh and better mouth hygiene experience. After the successful launch of its best-selling Time Lock Whitening Toothpaste, which comes with a squeeze-proof lockable bottle, T-SPA has been looking to develop effective oral hygiene products for people on the go. It will be showcasing its new product, Portable Mouthwash, at various upcoming beauty and personal care events in 2021. T-SPA’s new portable mouthwash allows people to maintain oral hygiene with extra convenience. With the compact and thin card-like packaging, users can carry it in their wallets. Unlike traditional mouthwashes that require water and usually accompany an uncomfortable sting, the product offers no burn clean and only needs water before use. The special formula contains antiseptic ingredients to help prevent plaque while avoiding the abrasive substance that could damage the teeth. With the increasing awareness of oral health, T-SPA expects a rise in demand and strives to define a new standard and experience for on-the-go oral care products. Competitive Advantages: • Patented design - compact card-size design • Convenience - non-liquid mouthwash, easy to carry around • Innovative - custom printed packaging provides advertising opportunities
Biamp Supports Hybrid Learning with Simple, Affordable Audiovisual Solutions for K-12 Classrooms
Biamp™, is supporting cost-effective, easy-to-deploy, and consistently great audio experiences in K-12 hybrid and remote classrooms with Devio™ SCR Series signal processors and Parlé™ Beamtracking™ microphones. The Devio SCR Series ensures every student, either at school or at home, can clearly hear and understand classroom instruction, regardless of the teacher's location in the room. Devio SCR includes Parlé tabletop or ceiling microphones, leveraging Biamp's patented Beamtracking technology, which tracks and mixes voices intelligently anywhere in the classroom — even as the teacher moves around the space. "Classroom audio has traditionally been limited to the personal speakers and microphone systems found in computers and mobile devices, which deliver a very poor audio experience if you are not speaking directly into the mic. Now, with so many schools offering hybrid or remote instruction, it's essential that kids at home can hear the teacher as clearly as if they were in the classroom," said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp. "Devio SCR delivers crystal-clear audio with a truly plug-and-play installation experience. IT staff can simply connect microphones and speakers to Devio and push the auto setup button. For less than $2,000, this is an affordable, flexible system that ensures a streamlined deployment and an exceptional audio experience for teachers and students, whether they're in the room or in a remote location." Setting up Devio SCR is extraordinarily simple, ensuring a positive experience for any user. Select and connect the equipment to suit the space, then simply press the auto setup button. Devio SCR will then immediately verify device connections and perform a tuning cycle. Biamp's Parlé microphones with Beamtracking technology leverage an array of microphone elements to create virtual microphone beams, which track human voices in a space and follow the speaker when they change location within the room. Supporting the movement that naturally occurs in the classroom, the gain applied to each microphone beam is automatically adjusted, compensating as the teacher moves closer to or farther away from the mic. For example, if the teacher turns to write on a whiteboard or use an interactive display, it ensures that remote listeners hear other meeting participants at a constant, uniform volume without the volume peaks and fades commonly experienced with microphones not using this approach. The versatile microphone range includes the TCM-X flush-mount ceiling, TTM-X tabletop, and TCM-1 pendant microphones. Devio SCR is also fully supported by SageVue™, Biamp's advanced AV device monitoring and management platform. It allows technology managers full access to the status of their Biamp devices and includes important functions such as scheduling, firmware and system updates, and also features a RESTful API for integration with enterprise dashboarding systems.
Yamaha UC Expands ADECIA Family With Tabletop Microphone Option
Yamaha Unified Communications has added the RM-TT wired tabletop array microphone as a new option to ADECIA, a complete family of easy-to-install products designed to work seamlessly together to provide customizable communications solutions for meetings or learning spaces. The ADECIA tabletop solution, like the ADECIA Ceiling System, integrates the RM-CR remote conference processor, VXL1-16P Dante/PoE-compatible line array speaker, and SWR2311P-10G Yamaha's long-trusted PoE network switch, providing a comfortable and effortless remote conferencing experience. "With the hybrid style of working and learning now becoming commonplace, high-quality conferencing systems are more vital than ever to ensure a seamless and engaging communication experience," said Michael Fitch, vice president of sales and marketing at Yamaha UC. "With the additional option of Yamaha's RM-TT tabletop microphone, users have more flexibility to customize ADECIA to their use case." Included within the ADECIA solution family, the new offering features the same easy setup and auto configuration features available through the RM-CR audio processor. Installation of the wired tabletop microphones is done through a LAN cable to the PoE switch. Up to eight microphone pods (four microphones per pod) can be added for scalability. Packed into RM-TT's low-profile form factor are all of Yamaha's powerful sound technologies, including automatic voice tracking, auto gain control, adaptive echo cancellation, noise reduction, and reverberation suppression for optimal collaboration experiences. When the RM-CR processor and RM-TT tabletop microphones are combined, the unique voice tracking function automatically selects the microphone closest to the person speaking for optimal voice capture. For example, a meeting participant who is moving from the conference table to a white board or interactive display in the room can ensure that their voice will be captured and delivered to the far end in crisp, clear quality. In a classroom, the microphones can be set up around the room to capture every student as well as the teacher who may be presenting lessons from different areas or checking on individual progress or questions. The innovative technology also allows installers to dictate each microphone pod's directional mode for customized room capture. Available mic options include unidirectional, super-cardioid, hyper-cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional, or toroidal. The complete solution automatically detects all components of the system and configures them to be optimized for the room environment, accounting for the location of speakers and microphones, reverberation, and echo behavior. Setting up a room is done through the system's configurator in four effortless steps. With USB, Bluetooth®, Dante, and analog connections, this flexible system can fit a variety of enterprise or meeting spaces and classrooms. The ADECIA tabletop model, including RM-TT, will be available in summer 2021. The ADECIA ceiling solution is now shipping.
Avalue Technology RENITY ARTEMIS Solution Solve the Management Problem of Health Examination Center
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. With the rise of people’s health awareness, arranging health screening in health examination center is common in modern society, and the subsequent impact is making the health examination industry flourish. With more and more competitors in the market, in addition to basic checkup items, how to segment the market to attract customers has become extremely important for every health examination center. Solve customer demands and meet core values The purpose of the health examination center of Avalue Technology’s cooperation is to offer a high quality equipment and extensive experience in comprehensive precision preventive health management. Integrating the core values of "Innovative technology", "Thoughtful service" and "Human-centered" to provide customers with accurate, efficient and sincere experience. However, with the increase of members, they are facing the problem of gradually insufficient manpower and rising management costs. This not only tests the wisdom of the management and all staff, but is also the only way to promote the advancement of the health examination center. After adopting Avalue’s solutions, they are glad that ARTEMIS has solved their problems while meeting the core value goals. Locating system assists staff to optimize the overall process time The manager said that the greatest challenge encountered in the management is the increase in members with the development of the center, which caused to a staff member who often needs to be responsible for multiple health check objects. Not only does the workload increase, but it is also difficult to find the target immediately when the members are scattered in various corners. The staff have to run around the center to find different members, resulting in the compression of service quality and the deterioration of the member experience. ARTEMIS imports the real-time locating management technology from GIPS Technology to help the health examination center solve this problem. The real-time location allows the staff to find the accurate location of the target on the dash board in real time. For the staff, it is like Google maps for indoor use, which can directly find the location of the target. In addition to reducing 90% of the staff’s time on search targets, it also indirectly reduces the waiting time between members and the time of the overall membership process, improves the management efficiency of staff, and thereby enhances the experience satisfaction of members. In the future, center also intends to develop the indoor locating system into an APP that is compatible with mobile phone. Members can see their current location through their dash board and know where to go to their next destination, so that members can be guided to the next destination by themselves. In addition to greatly reducing manpower, it can also shorten the overall process time and optimize the fluency of the process. Review historical traces to optimize schedules to improve customer satisfaction with the fluency of the process On the other hand, managers mentioned that members’ appraisal of schedule fluency is not high, and sometimes even received complaints. Some members expressed that the waiting time for each part of the schedule was too long and always run up and down the stairs, which caused the satisfaction cannot be improved. After installing ARTEMIS, the background can record the path and status of all tags to facilitate review of historical traces. The optimized process calculation through big data greatly reduces unnecessary journeys, processes and waiting, and optimizes the efficiency of health inspections. Efficient integration of various internal platform systems Besides installing sensing components for real-time locating, the ARTEMIS solution also provides a backend platform that combines advanced technologies such as ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless communication, accurate floor mapping, TDOA processing and data science computation, it also provides application programming interface API, so that the center can integrate existing systems and new systems that will be introduced in the future, such as health check scheduling system, inventory systems, etc. In the past, the staff had to check all the equipment and take inventory one by one, which wasted time and energy; by introducing the ARTEMIS indoor locating technology, combining the inventory system, installing asset-type tags on each important equipment, combined with geofencing technology and path tracking, when the asset goes out of the fence, it will automatically notify the manager, which can effectively manage the asset, and automatically inventory, shorten the waste of activities. The world is not see an end of epidemics, which has led to a surge in medical pressure. How to reduce medical costs and man power has become significant. ARTEMIS can effectively help the health field to reduce management costs and personnel pressure, and become the supporter behind staff in the era of epidemics.
AVTECH’s NDAA-compliant CCTVs, The Best Non-China Surveillance Solution In The Market
AVTECH is one of the world’s leading CCTV manufacturers and public-listed in Taiwan since 2005. Based on its strong in-house R&D, design, and hardware/software integration capabilities, AVTECH offers a complete CCTV product line and peripherals as well as providing a strong OEM solution to meet clients' custom needs. In response to the recent US-China trade war and increased cybersecurity awareness, AVTECH has released a series of NDAA-compliant CCTV products. In 2020, the company has proudly fulfilled its on-time delivery promise while the global supply chain has been severely affected by the pandemic. AVTECH’s NDAA-compliant (National Defense Authorization Act) CCTV products are 100% made in Taiwan, including product main chipsets and hardware/software designs and manufacturing. With the rising awareness of data protection and cybersecurity, AVTECH’s solutions are the best alternatives to Made-in-China surveillance systems, especially for distributors, system integrators and installers with strict security requirements. Besides, the company has also built a stable and reliable supply chain to ensure timely delivery. As one of the few manufacturers in the market capable of offering NDAA-compliant CCTV solutions with sustainable quality, AVTECH is well positioned to meet the increasing demand for MIT SoC solutions and other system integration services following U.S. prohibited use of surveillance products from China-based manufacturers. Competitive Advantages: • High quality products manufactured only in Taiwan • One-stop-service solution - hardware, software and mobile app • Diverse product lines for different surveilling scenarios and customization requirements
Sonnet Announces Single-Slot Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader for SxS PRO X Media
Sonnet Technologies today launched the Sonnet SxS™ PRO X Thunderbolt™ 3 Single-Slot Card Reader, the latest model in its expanding family of professional media readers. The rugged Sonnet SxS PRO X card reader features a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface and is powered through the same cable that connects it to the computer. SxS PRO X is the latest version of SxS memory cards developed by Sony® for use as onboard recording media in many past and current Sony and ARRI pro digital video cameras and camcorders. What It Does: Compatible with Mac® and Windows® computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports, the SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader ingests footage from all SxS media at their maximum supported speeds. Designed for demanding workflows, the Sonnet card reader is built with a pocket-size, rugged aluminum enclosure and includes a separate Thunderbolt 3 cable. These features enable users to integrate the reader into any workspace or workflow and pack it easily into a computer bag or backpack. Why It's Important: SxS PRO X cards feature an upgraded interface (PCIe® 3.0), enabling them to deliver nearly 3x faster read speeds compared to last-generation (PCIe 2.0) cards. But for a user to take advantage of the performance gains, a card reader with the new interface — such as the Sonnet SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader — is also required. Not only can the Sonnet reader deliver maximum SxS PRO X ingest speeds of up to 1,250 MB/s — cutting ingest times by more than half compared to previous readers — but it also supports every previous generation SxS card at the card's maximum rated speed. Enhancing its usefulness, the Sonnet card reader also ingests from XQD™ and SD™ memory cards when used with XQD and SD card adapters, respectively (sold separately). How It's Distinctive: Measuring 2.8 inches wide by 4.1 inches long by 0.8 inches high, Sonnet's SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader is the smallest SxS PRO X card reader available. Along with a 0.5-meter-long Thunderbolt 3 cable, Sonnet also provides a Thunderbolt connector retainer clip that prevents accidental cable disconnections from the reader. The clip slides over one end of the cable and, by turning a thumbscrew, secures the plugged-in connector. Because of its unique design, the clip remains on the cable when it's unplugged so it won't get lost when not in use. When You Can Get It: The Sonnet SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader (part number TB3-1SXSPX) is available now from Sonnet at a suggested retail price of $249.99.
Inkplate 10 Uses Recycled E-Paper Displays with Wi-Fi Support and Low Power Performance
Crowd Supply, the leading product development platform connecting hardware creators with early adopters and enthusiastic backers, announces the launch of Inkplate 10, a Wi-Fi-enabled, ESP32-based board with a recycled 9.7-inch e-paper display. Inkplate 10 uses recycled e-paper screens from Kindles and other e-readers, delivering benefits such as high contrast, impressive energy efficiency, and daylight readability. Inkplate 10 can be used in a variety of creative applications including high-latency information panels, e-paper typewriters, collaborative task trackers, and even art projects. Inkplate 10, developed by e-radionica and launched with support from Crowd Supply, is built using the Espressif ESP32 WROVER microcontroller, including 8 MBytes of RAM, 4 MBytes of flash, and integrated Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.0. The e-paper board features extremely low power consumption and is capable of sleeping for months on a single battery charge. The device’s display supports partial updates, grayscale, and quick refresh cycles, including a 1.61-second refresh time in black and white mode, and a 1.81-second refresh time in grayscale mode. Inkplate 10 includes a microSD card reader for storing images and a USB Type-C port for power and programming.
Yamaha UC Now Shipping ADECIA Ceiling Solution for Complete, Touchless Meeting Audio
Yamaha Unified Communications is now shipping the ADECIA ceiling solution, an innovative family of communication products designed to work seamlessly together to provide a complete and customizable audio solution for any enterprise or meeting space. As employees head back to the office, ADECIA is the perfect touchless solution for crystal-clear and socially distanced meetings. It includes the brand-new multi-beamforming RM-CG ceiling microphone and RM-CR audio processor, as well as Yamaha's long-trusted PoE switches and VXL Series line array speakers. "Today's meeting environment calls for flexibility and absolute clarity from anywhere in the room," said Michael Fitch, vice president of sales and marketing at Yamaha UC. "ADECIA is the first solution of its kind that helps companies safely welcome employees back into meeting rooms while ensuring they have a system that's ready for communication demands now and in the future. It intelligently tracks conversations around the room without programming or labor-intensive setup while applying Yamaha technologies that provides a great audio experience for everyone." ADECIA enables organizations to overcome implementation, configuration, and room acoustic challenges by providing all the equipment required for a successful installation with the highest audio quality. Every component of the system, from the microphones to speakers as well as the required networking and communication equipment, automatically integrates thus reducing time, costs, and installation complexities. The complete solution immediately detects all components of the system and configures them to be optimized for the room environment, accounting for the location of speakers and microphones, reverberation, and echo behavior. Setting up a room is done through the system's configurator in four effortless steps. With USB, Bluetooth®, Dante, and analog connections, this flexible system can fit a variety of enterprise or meeting spaces.
Sonnet Announces Echo™ 11 Thunderbolt™ 4 Dock
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Echo™ 11 Thunderbolt® 4 Dock, the latest offering in the company's popular Echo family of Thunderbolt docking stations. The Echo 11 dock features four Thunderbolt 4 ports, three USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type A ports, one USB 2.0 Type A charging port, one RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port, one 3.5 mm combo audio port, and one SD™ 4.0 card slot. Sonnet's dock is compatible with all computers with Thunderbolt 4 ports, M1 Mac® computers with Thunderbolt/USB4® ports, Intel® Mac computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports, and late-model Windows® computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports. What It Does: A Thunderbolt docking station provides users a central place to connect their computer peripherals — such as storage devices, input devices, headphones, etc. — instead of directly to a computer that often has fewer ports than necessary. Sonnet's Echo 11 Thunderbolt 4 Dock enables notebook and laptop computer users to connect to all of their peripheral devices at once through a single Thunderbolt cable. Through the same cable, the Echo dock can also charge compatible computers with up to 90 watts of power. Depending on the computer to which it's connected, the Echo dock also supports connecting one (always 4K, up to 5K, 6K, or 8K) or up to two monitors (4K + 4K, or up to 5K + 5K). Why It's Important: Most current notebook and laptop computers offer far fewer peripheral ports than the models of the past — examples include the latest portables from Apple®, with each including only two ports — limiting the number of devices that can be plugged in directly. Also, one computer port is often used for charging, further reducing connectivity. Sonnet's Echo 11 Thunderbolt 4 Dock moves beyond these limitations by enabling the connection of up to 16 devices at once (including up to two monitors), charging the computer, supporting wired network connectivity, and providing the ability to read SD™ memory cards. With its mix of three 10Gbps USB Type A ports and three 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C®) peripheral ports, the Echo dock connects the vast array of devices available from the past, now, and in the future, and supports high-performance peripherals with ease. How It's Distinctive: Featuring four Thunderbolt 4 ports (one for connecting and charging the computer, three for peripheral connection), the Echo 11 dock fulfills users' most frequent request: the ability to connect multiple Thunderbolt peripherals directly. Although Thunderbolt computers support the daisy chain connection of separately powered Thunderbolt devices, the capability to plug in three bus-powered end devices at once can be game-changing for users. While the dock's Thunderbolt 4 ports support Thunderbolt 4 and Thunderbolt 3 peripherals (including monitors) by direct connection, Thunderbolt 2 devices are supported by macOS when used with an adapter (sold separately). For users with more USB than Thunderbolt peripherals, the Thunderbolt 4 ports do double duty — they support USB4® and USB 3 devices (including monitors) when connected with the correct cable or adapter, even at the end of a Thunderbolt device chain. The Echo dock's 10Gbps USB Type A ports support the vast majority of USB peripherals, including superfast USB NVMe SSDs, at up to full speed. Unlike some other docks, each port on the Echo 11 provides up to 7.5 watts of power to ensure bus-powered devices will operate without fail. The included Gigabit Ethernet port is perfect for connecting broadband internet directly to the user's computer without another device competing for bandwidth on their WiFi setup. The SD card reader reads the latest SDXC™ UHS-II memory cards at up to 300 MB/s. When You Can Get It: The Echo 11 Thunderbolt 4 Dock (part number ECHO-DK11-T4) is expected to be available from Sonnet in early April, and internationally in May, at the suggested retail price of $249.99. Special $199.99 Introductory Price: For a limited time, customers in the U.S. and Canada who visit the Echo 11 Dock product page on the Sonnet website may sign up to receive a promotion code enabling them to purchase the product through Sonnet's online store for the introductory price of $199.99, when it becomes available.
Mad Catz announces the B.A.T. 6+ Gaming Mouse at CES2021
Mad Catz Global Limited, the leading innovators in gaming hardware, are excited to announce a new gaming mouse, the B.A.T. 6+. Combining the elements of fast and powerful design, the truly ambidextrous gaming mouse offers the ultimate customizability and comfort, allowing every gamer to swap the side skirts and palm rests at will under each circumstance. Equipped with a high-end 16K DPI sensor and the 2ms response time of the DAKOTA™ switch, B.A.T. 6+ makes you become the mobile armory. B.A.T. 6+’s design cues were inspired by spaceships, hypercars, and batmobiles. The side vents design was obtained from the speediest hypercar. This design prevents the gamer's hands from overheating during long hours of play. The B.A.T. 6+’s various sizes of swappable backplates and side skirts are all expertly engineered to accommodate grip, claw, or finger-tip styles of play, allowing for a personalized gaming experience that adapts seamlessly to different gaming situations. B.A.T. 6+ is the first gaming mouse to implement the Mad Catz Cyborg Engine. The Cyborg Engine is designed to have less impact on your gaming mouse while handling all of your important game settings. The software aims at combining your complex setup into an extension of the game with one integration while giving vivid lighting effects throughout the mouse chassis. B.A.T. 6+ also features the Mad Catz DAKOTA™ mechanical switch. The DAKOTA™ Mechanical Switch adopts a new signal detection technology, enabling an instant response to be made by any of two contact points. This technology precisely processes signal registration and accelerates the switch’s response time to within only 2 milliseconds - 60% faster than other mechanical switches! Empowered by the Pixart PMW 3389 optical sensor, the B.A.T. 6+ will be able to detect all of your adversaries in every step that they take, giving you critical strikes with incredible levels of accuracy. The 10 programmable button layout is specially designed to help you to become accustomed to different games. With up to 5 storage profiles, you can have the best optimization available for your current gameplay with just a click through the software.
Yamaha UC Releases Holiday Gift Guide for Remote Workers and Learners
Yamaha Unified Communications has compiled a list of gift ideas for remote workers and virtual learners to help create a more comfortable and productive workspace from home. The gift guide includes unique and affordable ideas, including Yamaha's YVC-200 speakerphone for pristine conferencing audio. "This year, so many people are in unique situations when it comes to work or school," said Meghan Kennelly, Yamaha UC's director of global marketing and communications. "Our list gives some practical, yet thoughtful and fun gift ideas that will serve the recipient for years to come." The official list includes 12 gift ideas all under $200 that are available from a variety of companies, from gifts that enhance the workspace, to those that maximize comfort and efficiency, to those that encourage relaxation and fun. Ideal for remote conferencing, the YVC-200 portable speakerphone was specifically designed to provide superior audio when conducting calls from a laptop or smart device. High-quality audio is critical for productive meetings and classes. However, laptop audio is known to deliver a poor audio experience. Over time it can cause audio fatigue, misunderstandings, and a frustrating experience overall. The YVC-200 personal speakerphone easily connects to a laptop via USB cable or a device via Bluetooth®/NFC. Available in black or white, it features a portable, low-profile design and a 10-hour talk time, allowing users to take their most important conversations and classes anywhere.
Yamaha ADECIA Ceiling Audio Solution Now Available for Preorder
Yamaha Unified Communications is now taking preorders for its new ADECIA, a family of communication products designed to work together seamlessly to provide a complete and customizable audio solution for any enterprise or meeting space. Comprising the brand-new multi-beamforming RM-CG ceiling microphone and RM-CR audio processor, as well as Yamaha's long-trusted PoE switches and VXL Series line array speakers, the comprehensive solution will ship in Q1 2021. "Superior, dynamic audio quality and touchless technology is a must have in today's meeting-intensive environment, but it can be difficult to balance quality and the time and costs involved to design, install, and set up an audio system for large conference rooms and boardrooms," said Michael Fitch, vice president of sales and marketing. "ADECIA checks all the boxes for users, designers, programmers, and integrators. As organizations look ahead to the new year, they can welcome employees back to the office with a new product engineered to overcome all the challenges to a successful meeting experience." ADECIA enables organizations to overcome implementation, configuration, and room acoustic challenges by providing all the equipment required for a successful installation with the highest audio quality. Every component of the system, from the microphones to speakers as well as the required networking and communication equipment, automatically integrates thus reducing time, costs, and installation complexities. The complete solution immediately detects all components of the system and configures them to be optimized for the room environment, accounting for the location of speakers and microphones, reverberation, and echo behavior. Setting up a room is done through the system's configurator in four effortless steps. With USB, Bluetooth®, Dante, and analog connections, this flexible system can fit a variety of enterprise or meeting spaces.
Portland Barber Shop Enhances Services With Glory Star TAURI Temperature Check Tablet
Glory Star, the leading provider and manufacturer of commercial-grade tablet solutions, is helping barber shops and salons welcome back clients with worry-free, noninvasive temperature scans. Using the patent-pending TAURI Temperature Check Tablet, Northwest Barber Association in Portland, Oregon, eliminated anxiety-inducing temperature guns and uniquely enhanced its safety protocols with the intelligent, contactless self-service solution. "Like many small businesses, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've had to rely on a temperature gun to scan our clients," said Cory Lee, barber and co-owner of Northwest Barber Association. "However, we have a lot of customers who have mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Using a temperature gun raised their anxiety level. We're in the business of self-care and helping people feel good about themselves. With TAURI, we're able to provide a safe, comfortable experience without interrupting the flow of business." Prior to installing the TAURI, when a patron walked into Northwest Barber Association, staff had to interrupt service to a client already in a chair, disinfect their hands and the temperature gun, and check the temperature of the new arrival. Now, guests simply walk up to the screen and it immediately scans their temperature, completely contact free. TAURI features a professional, high-quality infrared sensor that immediately detects and issues an alert when a person is running a temperature and, therefore, should leave the premises. The system has different chimes and messages depending upon the person's temperature. If a fever is detected, owners can customize the message according to their response plan. For example, it might read "Please wait for one of our barbers or service providers." TAURI combines a best-in-class sensor and body heat algorithm for fast temperature accuracy with a tolerance of +/- 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit (+/- 0.3 degrees Celsius) and a refresh rate of 64Hz. Based on a vast amount of biological and environmental factors that can impact temperature data, the system's self-calibration feature automatically attunes to the environment of the room. Guests are scanned in three seconds and from up to 3 feet away, providing an efficient process. TAURI is available in 7-inch, 10.5-inch, 15.6-inch, and 21.5-inch models and can be deployed anywhere using Glory Star's VESA standard wall mounts, desktop mounts, or floor stands, which are available as options. Each tablet is embedded with the TAURI Application, which immediately launches upon start-up. Northwest Barber Association was able to set it up in minutes using the clear and simple interactive user interface. It also has intelligent features, such as face detection and optional face recognition. The company's team of engineers continuously writes free firmware over-the-air updates, which add new tools to address arising concerns and recommendations. To provide greater ROI, TAURI is also designed as both an immediate and long-term communications tool. When not being used to scan customers, it doubles as a contact-free, affordable digital signage screen. Businesses can run their own advertising or feature their products and services. "Barber shops and hair salons are in a unique position to help customers feel safe in resuming their self-care regimen," said Cindy Cheung, chief commercial officer of Glory Star. "Northwest Barber Association is a great example of how community businesses can reopen while keeping physical health, safety, and mental health in mind."