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Sennheiser Evolution Wireless Digital: EW-DP
At NAB, Sennheiser launches its 5th generation of Evolution Wireless systems for filmmaking and video applications. Purpose-built for content creators, filmmakers, and broadcasters, EW-DP is a fully digital UHF wireless microphone system with a new portable design and unmatched audio quality. At its heart is a compact, intelligent receiver that helps even novice users set up their audio with ease. The EW-DP EK receiver features an innovative magnetic stacking system, and can be conveniently controlled remotely via the Smart Assist app. "On set time is the most valuable asset," says Tobias von Allwörden, head of Sennheiser's Audio for Video portfolio. "Therefore, we designed EW-DP such that it is intuitive and fast to set up and helps you to troubleshoot your system. EW-DP provides the reliability and consistency that you need in stressful filming situations and time-sensitive working scenarios." The EW-DP series Besides the stackable EW-DP EK receiver, the series includes a bodypack transmitter for clip-on mics (EW-D SK), a handheld transmitter (EW-D SKM-S) and a plug-on transmitter (EW-DP SKP) that will launch in October. As part of the larger Evolution Wireless Digital family, EW-DP inherits the family features such as the exceptionally low latency of 1.9 ms and a wide 134 dB dynamic input range, which ensures that everything from a soft whisper to a loud scream can be reliably captured without distortion. Three sets are available now: The EW-DP ME 2 SET comes with a bodypack transmitter and the ME 2 omni-directional clip-on (lavalier) microphone, while the EW-DP ME 4 SET includes a cardioid clip-on microphone for noisier environments. The EW-DP 835 SET contains a handheld transmitter with cardioid MMD 835 dynamic microphone head. All sets come with a magnetic mounting plate kit, a BA 70 rechargeable battery, two standard AA batteries, a locking 3.5 mm TRS to 3.5 mm TRS cable, a locking 3.5 mm TRS to XLR cable, and a USB-C charging cable for the receiver. Peace of mind on location "Though sound is decisive for the overall quality of a production, it is usually not the first priority on set. More often than not, freelancers will work without a dedicated audio person. There are enough challenges on set, so we embarked on developing a UHF audio system that would require minimal attention and give the videographer peace of mind," explains von Allwörden. "For this, we collaborated closely with a peer group of filmmakers, camera operators and content creators. The outcome is EW-DP, which I like to call a UHF system with 2.4 GHz simplicity." Notably, EW-DP is the first portable wireless system that has magnetically stackable receivers with a user-facing OLED display and ergonomically designed controls. Thanks to EW-DP's automated frequency coordination, videographers can get up and running quickly: The receiver finds a free frequency (which can also be initiated via the Smart Assist app), then the transmitter is simply synced via Bluetooth. Never caught off guard with Smart Notifications EW-DP requires little RF or audio knowledge – if any issues should occur, the system will guide users with Smart Notifications that give tips for troubleshooting and show them where to fix a problem. The system sends alerts for audio clipping, low battery, occupied frequencies, muted transmitters, and unlinked devices – and all come with a suggestion of how to quickly solve the issue. "This guidance makes all the difference when audio isn't your only responsibility on set," comments von Allwörden. Various powering options for long location shoots The EW-DP receiver can be powered by a BA 70 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, two standard AA batteries, or via USB by a power bank, for example. Added to the variety of powering options is an exact read-out of battery runtime in hours and minutes to avoid surprises. Battery life is up to 12 hrs on the transmitters, and up to 7 hours on the receiver with the included BA 70 rechargeable battery. Control via receiver or Smart Assist app Automated set-up, operation and monitoring can also happen at a distance from the camera receiver – conveniently via Bluetooth using the Smart Assist app on nearly any iOS or Android device. In the app, auto frequency coordination creates reliable wireless connections for up to 16 systems on set, no wireless expertise required. Videographers can quickly and discreetly alter system settings across the room, and remotely override an accidentally activated mute button on the transmitter. The app also includes a support hub with video tutorials and detailed manuals. Upcoming: A very special plug-on transmitter There's more to come: In October, a plug-on transmitter will be added to the series. With +48V phantom power on board, the EW-DP SKP will be able to turn any wired XLR microphone into wireless, such as an MKH 416 on a boom pole. In addition, the plug-on transmitter features a locking 3.5 mm mic input for lavaliers – making it a versatile tool that can act as a real problem solver. "In our conversations with the peer group, many expressed the wish to have some sort of safety net for their audio," shares von Allwörden. "So we fitted the plug-on with a micro SD card slot for 24-bit, 48 kHz on-board recording." The plug-on transmitter will be part of the EW-DP ENG SET, which will include the receiver, a bodypack transmitter, the ME 2 lavalier mic and the SKP plug-on transmitter.
Southco Introduces H3 Electronic Locking Swinghandle Latch With Modular Security Options
Southco Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Southco Inc., a leading global provider of engineered access solutions such as locks, latches, captive fasteners, electronic access solutions and hinges/ positioning technology has introduced an H3-EM electronic locking swinghandle with modular access control options. Specialized for data center racks and similar applications, it allows manufacturers to meet a wide variety of security needs using only a single latch. The H3-EM Modular latch easily integrates with existing enclosures and security systems, so users can easily upgrade to higher security. The H3-EM Modular has a variety of access control options, such as RFID readers, that can be freely interchanged and combined to meet any security needs. These devices are mounted independently and secured from behind the door panel to ensure there is no access to mounting screws when the door is closed. Additionally, those looking to upgrade can easily replace their existing latch with the H3-EM modular latch. It uses the same single hole mounting system as a traditional H3 swinghandle latch, so users can replace their existing latches without replacing the entire door. The modular access control options can be easily integrated into existing systems with plug-and-play functionality. This lets users upgrade quickly, without a major lapse in security. These benefits allow OEM's to easily meet the security needs of any customer using only the Southco H3-EM Modular Electronic Locking swinghandle. This saves time, material costs, and storage space, by simplifying the entire manufacturing process. To learn more about the H3-EM Modular Electronic Locking Swinghandle, visit southco.com or email the 24/7 customer service department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 enhances hybrid learning experience at The Education University of Hong Kong
Digital learning activities have always been an integral part of teaching innovations at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). With the challenges posed by the pandemic, there has been a pressing need to cater for the huge increase in demand for high quality hybrid learning. EdUHK realised there was a need to equip their classrooms with better audio solutions to enhance the hybrid learning experience and Sennheiser's TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC 2) was the answer they were looking for. Installed in EdUHK's new e-learning Pedagogy Space (ePS), the TCC 2 elevates the quality of teaching and learning experiences for both staff and students. Located in Tai Po, Hong Kong, EdUHK is the largest tertiary institution for teacher education in Hong Kong. It is renowned for its diverse academic and research programmes that nurture future educators. EdUHK sits atop a 12.5-hectare campus, and caters to over 7,600 students, as well as more than 1,700 staff and faculty members. The ePS is a new concept introduced by Prof Tsui Kwok-tung, Professor (Practice) of Department of Curriculum and Instruction at EdUHK. Prior to the renovation, the original room was a Learning and Teaching Lab for in-service and pre-service teachers. However, its effectiveness was limited by its audio set-up. With only one microphone available at any one time, people had to raise their voices or pass around the microphone to ask questions or deliver presentations. The ePS incorporates both face-to-face and online learning in a synchronous class. However, audio delays and technical issues can stifle conversations and cause both online and in-person students to disengage. Prof Tsui felt that it is vital for the ePS to fulfil two requirements: first of all, it should enable teachers to create and maintain dynamic dialogue between in-person and online students; secondly, it should support different classroom settings. Be it a class, lecture, group discussion, or conference, there should be flexibility in the layout without affecting the audio quality. All in all, audio quality is crucial to the success of the ePS. TCC 2 – a top of mind solution to meet the changing needs Mr Chow Lap Tak is EdUHK's Computer Officer at the Office of the Chief Information Officer. He was responsible for the AV systems in the upgrading of the ePS. Sennheiser's TCC 2 was the first thing that came to his mind when he understood what the ePS needed. He had used TCC 2 before, and knew its powerful versatility. Sennheiser's TCC 2 proved to be the perfect audio solution for EdUHK. Its TruVoicelift, increases the speech intelligibility and ensures that students and lecturers can be heard clearly from every corner of the room. TCC 2's automatic beamforming technology and its 28 inbuilt omnidirectorial microphone capsules can scan the entire room and automatically identify the position of the speaker. With Sennheiser's TCC 2, users of the ePS can now enjoy clear, flexible, outstanding audio quality. "TCC 2 delivers excellent audio quality. We are very impressed with its pick-up range, pattern, and response. It is also simple to use and does not require manual configuration each time. Paired with Sennheiser's Control Cockpit software, we can now monitor and manage the microphones that are within the network," added Mr Chow. The Education University of Hong Kong: Taking hybrid learning experiences to the next level with Sennheiser Another great advantage of TCC 2 is its compatibility with Zoom and other conferencing platforms. This greatly simplifies the process of setting up such apps. Teachers and students can now focus on their main goals – teaching and learning in a well-equipped environment. "TCC 2 has made hybrid teaching and learning possible. It used to be a challenge to take care of both the needs of students in the ePS and those participating virtually. Previously, when the lecturer walked around the room, the students participating online were not be able to hear him clearly. However, if the lecturer focused too much on online students, the engagement level in the room suffered. With TCC 2, this is no longer an issue," said Prof Tsui. Mr Chow believes that lecturers and students are happy with the installation of TCC 2. "It has truly improved the learning and teaching experiences in the classroom."
Samsung Redefines Luxury with Bespoke Infinite Line
Samsung Electronics Singapore unveiled the new Bespoke Infinite Line, which includes three freestanding products – a Wine Cellar, Fridge, and Freezer, featuring timeless design that combines refined lines with high-quality panels and finishes. The Made-in-Korea lineup is equipped with features that offers superior level of convenience, and beautifully complements any existing kitchen décor with its minimalist simplicity. The Bespoke Infinite Line Wine Cellar is Samsung's first full-height wine storage appliance. Tapping into the desire of wine enthusiasts and collectors, the Bespoke Infinite Line Wine Cellar is not just a wine storage space, it is a must-have statement piece that offers an elegant showcase of wine collection and innovative wine storage solutions. "Our Bespoke line has resonated with many homeowners for its aesthetic and remarkable performance. Bespoke's contemporary modular take on refrigeration solutions removes the need to discard or replace your fridge as your lifestyle evolves. For Bespoke Infinite Line, we combined that versatility with a design that exudes luxury, refined finishing, coupled with premium materials that is sure to remain stylish for years," said Gavin Yeong, Head of Digital Appliances, Samsung Electronics Singapore. - Timeless Design for Every Kitchen With a timeless aesthetic that reflects the latest trends, the Bespoke Infinite Line is built to last. Distinguished by its refined lines, the Infinite Design harmoniously blends into modern kitchens and will stand the test of time. Its smooth surface, metallic Timeless Greige finish with premium aluminium exterior, are complemented by an elegant gold copper-edged frame. Made to fit coherently to achieve a built-in look, the Bespoke modularity element also allows homeowners to customise and seamlessly combine multiple modules into one unit. The 1-Door Fridge and 1-Door Freezer can be enhanced with the Bespoke Infinite Line Wine Cellar or vice versa, to create the perfect modular configuration to suit homeowner's lifestyle. The interior is bright and refined with its Tunnel Lighting and Black Metal Cooling, the two features that epitomise elegant balance of form and function. The Tunnel Lighting on the frame not only enhances the aesthetic, but beautifully illuminates the interior with light from every direction. Applied to the duct and door, Black Metal Cooling not only creates a sense of depth, but also makes it easier for the cooling units to efficiently maintain its cold temperature inside to ensure the freshness of your produce. The Bespoke Infinite Line Wine Cellar comes with a high-performance Triple-Glazed Glass Door that blocks and reflects UV rays, to prevent harmful ultraviolet rays from chemically altering the quality and taste of the wines. The natural wood racks are crafted from high-quality natural oak wood that reduces quality-diminishing vibrations. There is also a presentation zone within the wine cellar for homeowners to showcase their most prized wine collections. - Ultimate Convenience for Homeowners When it comes to luxury kitchen design, nothing is more exclusive than kitchen appliances that fit seamlessly into the cabinetry to achieve a built-in look, coupled with outstanding performance. The Bespoke Infinite Line is equipped with features that provide users the ability to store and access the cooling units under ideal conditions. The Auto Open Door features a sensor on the side that automatically opens the door when touched for convenient access. The built-in sensor means there is no protruding door handles to get in the way, and the minimal look addresses modern consumers' demand for clutter-free designs. A 1.4-liter AutoFill Water Pitcher found in the Bespoke Infinite Line 1-Door Fridge enables users quick and easy access to refreshing, cold filtered water, anytime. The dishwasher-safe, BPA-free AutoFill Water Pitcher automatically fills with filtered water as soon as it is placed in the fridge. It also offers the option to create deliciously flavoured beverages by adding any fruits or herbs in its built-in infuser. The Dual Auto Ice Maker in the 1-Door Freezer will ensure that users always have plenty of ice by automatically creating Whisky Ball Ice or Cubed Ice. - Innovatively Designed to Optimise Storage and Freshness The Bespoke Infinite Line offers flexible storage options that allow users to store different foods under optimal conditions, keeping everything deliciously fresh. The Bespoke Infinite Line Wine Cellar consists of Triple Temperature Zone with three separate temperature-controlled compartments that create an optimal condition to simultaneously store different types of wine. The top and bottom climate zones can be set to temperatures ranging from 5–18°C, while the Flex Pantry in the middle can be set between 5–13°C. Its low vibration environment of 1.7mg and sound level of 35dB inside the cellar can reduce chemical reactions, which perfectly preserves each bottle's taste. Moreover, the humidity control feature can prevent oxidation, which effectively prevents ruining of colours and flavours, corks from cracking, as well as mold and mildew from growing. Bespoke Infinite Line Wine Cellar is designed to create and maintain the ideal temperature and humidity to preserve the wine collection to age properly into the future. - Seamless SmartThings Integration For homeowners who enjoy a personalised home and a smart lifestyle, the Bespoke Infinite Line comes with several smart features via the SmartThings app that will bring more convenience, comfort, and customisation. SmartThings Home Care wizard keeps tabs on your household devices, send notifications and offers trouble-shooting solutions while SmartThings Energy manages and monitors the current energy consumption to let users enjoy the best of smart savings. For homeowners who want to take the guesswork out of their wine choices, SmartThings Smart Wine Storage can act as their personal sommelier. Users just need to scan the labels of each wine bottle and key in the required information to manage their wine inventory efficiently. Lastly, with SmartThings Cooking, it can recommend the perfect food to pair with the wine and monitors their groceries and the expiry dates of the items stored within the cooling units. Bespoke Infinite Line Availability and Pricing The new Samsung's Bespoke Infinite Line is now available on the Samsung Online Store and at selected consumer electronic stores. Bespoke Infinite Line comes with a 20-year warranty on the Digital Inverter Compressor, which is known for its energy efficiency, durability and how quiet it runs. ###  Based on internal testing  Auto Open Door's hinge is placed on the right side of the fridge and wine models and on the left side of the freezer.  Door automatically opens to about 50 mm. If you do not open the door further, it will close automatically after 2 seconds.  Tested for 125 cycles in accordance with the "Mechanical dishwashing resistance of utensils" test method (BS EN 12875-1:2005) and certified as dishwasher safe by SGS.  Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, which are often used in food and beverage containers, and has been linked with possible adverse health effects.  To produce flavoured water the Infuser should be filled with your preferred fruits or herbs before using it.  Based on internal testing in accordance with internal vibration test measures and the international noise test standard (IEC 60704). Test conditions: outside temperature = 25°C, humidity = 50%, temperature = factory setting.  Requires installation of SmartThings App on compatible Android or iOS device, with Android 6.0 and higher or iOS 10.0 and higher, and Wi-Fi® connectivity to the mobile device. A Wi-Fi® connection and a Samsung account are required.  SmartThings Energy currently works with around 40 Samsung home appliances that are SmartThings enabled. These include refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers, dish washers, air conditioners, air purifiers, vacuum cleaners, ovens, hoods, cooktops, microwave ovens, TVs (from June 2022) and energy meters.
ECOVACS Group Showcases Premium Lifestyle with Innovative Technologies at China's Machinery Electronics Show in Singapore
ECOVACS Group, the world's leading manufacturer of service robotics and smart household appliances, has brought its two brands, ECOVACS ROBOTICS and TINECO, to the 2023 China's Machinery and Electronics Show. To be held at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre from March 22 to 24, the 3-day expo is a joint initiative by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Machinery & Electronic Products (CCCME) and the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce, designed to provide opportunities to further strengthen China-Singapore trade relations. At the show, ECOVACS ROBOTICS and TINECO are showcasing their full range of outstanding products across numerous categories. As the global leader in service robotics and the smart household appliances industries, headquartered in Suzhou, China, ECOVACS Group has established itself as the market leader in both sectors in Asia Pacific, especially in Singapore, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia. At the exhibition, many of its ground-breaking products are making their first overseas appearance – including the robotic lawn mower GOAT G1, the commercial robot cleaners DEEBOT PRO K1 & M1, launched in 2022, as well as their latest robotic vacuum cleaner, the DEEBOT N10 PLUS, which premiered this month. "We are confident that the APAC market has many exciting opportunities for us to explore, especially in Singapore," Vice Chairman of ECOVACS Group and CEO of ECOVACS ROBOTICS David Qian, said "As showcased here today, ECOVACS is bringing more advanced technologies and diversified products, providing consumers with even greater convenience than before – for both indoor and outdoor usage scenarios." In the APAC region, the robotics industry is expected to be the fastest growth market for robotics in the world, with a CAGR of 23.6% from 2020 to 2025 . Factors such as increasing labour costs, advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, and government initiatives supporting automation, are driving the growth of the robotics industry across APAC. Founded in 1998, ECOVACS Group has become the global leader over the past 25 years and a pioneer in multiple industries with its strong manufacturing and innovation capabilities. The Group continues to leverage its advanced technologies to address the diverse needs and demands of the various markets in which it operates. ECOVACS Group created its floor cleaning robot product line, DEEBOT, with the first Chinese robotic vacuum cleaner in 2007, and its window cleaning robot product line, WINBOT, with the world's first robotic window cleaner in 2011, as well as its air purification robot product line, AIRBOT, in 2010. Now its brands and products are available in nearly 150 countries/regions, serving more than 50 million households globally. Backed by its continuous advancements in hardware such as chips, motors, sensors, and a constant drive for innovation in software, including AI, SLAM, algorithms, and navigation, ECOVACS Group has introduced numerous products that can be used in a broad variety of use scenarios. ECOVACS ROBOTICS, serves in service robotics industry, has launched its new mission of "Robotics for All" in 2022, has expanded the application scenarios of its products from indoor to outdoor, and from home to commercial use with the innovative robotic lawn mower GOAT G1 and the industry breakthrough commercial robot cleaners DEEBOT PRO K1 & M1. ###  ResearchAndMarkets：Global Construction Robotics Market Grows at a Staggering CAGR of 23.6% https://straitsresearch.com/press-release/global-construction-robotics-market-growth
LG’s Unprecedented Effort in Promoting Digital Art Through A Variety Of Collaborations
In recent years, LG has been actively participating in global and local art events. With last year's participation in Digital Art Fair Xperience Hong Kong as the Exclusive Screen Partner, as well as being the Preferred Screen Partner in Fine Art Asia 2022, LG has been widely recognized for supporting the work of artists and art appreciation among the general public with its use of exceptional display screen technology. Stepping into 2023, LG is about to embark on a new phase of its art journey, joining forces with a group of internationally-renowned art partners to bring a series of digital artworks to art lovers in Hong Kong and around the world. This journey includes a joint collaboration with virtual digital artist MonoC and Rosewood Hong Kong; a visual trek across thousands of years, cultures and media forms at Fine Art Asia Pavilion at Art Basel Hong Kong; and participation in French May Arts Festival 2023 through the launch of a new 2023 OLED TV collection, with the concept "Virtually Versailles". - LG renews collaboration with virtual digital artist MonoC to present immersive works via LG's giant LED screen Following on from the success of last year's showcase of extraordinary artworks by the world's first metahuman digital artist MonoC at the Digital Art Fair Xperience Hong Kong 2022, LG has once again joined forces with her to unveil an awe-inspiring digital artwork at Rosewood Hong Kong, in celebration of the hotel's fourth anniversary. The anchor artwork of "Rosewood Artistry" programme features four distinct flowers representing the different qualities of the hotel, artistically rendered by MonoC and displayed on the stunning new large-format LG 136" LED All-in-One Smart Screen. Through this collaboration, LG aims to transport viewers into a captivating "Rhapsody in Bloom" where the intricate and graceful details of each flower are perfectly captured on a 136" LED screen with unrivalled picture quality. Moreover, guests can engage with MonoC's works in real-time, shattering the notion that art and life exist in mutually distinct worlds. The artwork has been on display from March 18th to March 27th at the Rosewood Hotel in Hong Kong, offering a unique opportunity for art enthusiasts to experience the future of digital art. - Partnering with Fine Art Asia to present exquisite antique artworks at Art Basel Hong Kong LG will continue its partnership with Fine Art Asia to present a group exhibition entitled "Otherworldly" with LG OLED TVs at Art Basel Hong Kong. Once again, the top-spec OLED self-lit technology is platformed into the artistic realm, wherein three exhibition areas are constructed to display animations and artificial intelligence (AI)-based visuals. LG will unveil the World's Largest 97-inch OLEDevo Gallery Edition G2 TV to showcase the animations and AI visuals, combining traditional and contemporary art displays. Its LG OLED technology will display outstanding color performance and in minute detail and clarity, exhibiting fine lines and impeccable contrast, while taking the audience into a visual world across thousands of years and across cultures. This year marks the third edition of The Fine Art Asia Pavilion at Art Basel Hong Kong, which takes place from 21–25 March at Booth 3E18, Level 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. - First participation in the French May Arts Festival, LG will join "Virtually Versailles" with the latest 2023 OLED TV collection In addition to joining these two exciting art events, LG will also participate in the 2023 French May Arts Festival as an official digital display partner, creating a virtual journey through the Palace of Versailles with the latest 2023 LG OLEDevo TV collection. The audience will be able to explore the luxury and magnificence of this world heritage site through ultra-fine screen imaging, and enjoy the wonders of the world as part of this dynamic visual event highlight. The exhibition will be held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum from April 19th to July 9th, with the three-month event period offering an inclusive opportunity for members of the public to join in the art appreciation journey.
Sennheiser Profile USB microphone provides ease of use and best-in-class audio - Plug in and you’re ready to stream
Today, Sennheiser is launching the Profile USB microphone, a cardioid condenser microphone that presents an easy and stylish solution for streaming and podcasting. It combines professional sound with direct accessibility of all functions, allowing streamers, podcasters and gamers to fully focus on their content. The side-address microphone is available as a table stand version and as the Profile Streaming Set with a 3-point self-locking boom arm. Both models are shipping from today. - Putting audio quality and ease of use first At the heart of the Profile USB microphone is an award-winning Sennheiser condenser capsule, the KE 10. Its cardioid pick-up pattern provides the typical attenuation of sound coming from the rear, making sure that the streamer's voice is in focus. In designing the Profile, product managers Benny Franke and Dennis Stegemerten also put an emphasis on ease of use. "When you are recording your podcast or doing a live stream, you already have to worry about the content, perhaps room treatment, the camera set-up, interaction with your audience – the last thing you need in this situation is a complex audio set-up", explains Franke. "So we tried to create tech that gets out of the way of your creative process." Stegemerten continues, "The design is simple and efficient and does not overwhelm you. Profile is simply plugged into the USB-C port of your computer or tablet – your device will automatically recognize the microphone, and it's ready to capture your voice. There is no need for an interface or any software, no additional window to keep open so that you can control the mic settings. One intuitive touch of a control directly on the mic – that's all that is needed." At its front, the Profile USB Mic features a soft-touch, no-noise mute button, a gain control for the microphone volume, a mix control to set the balance between your voice and the computer/tablet audio, plus a volume control for headphone monitoring. Headphones or earphones can be connected via a 3.5 mm socket at the back of the Profile USB microphone. LED rings on the Profile conveniently signal the operating status. When the LED ring around the gain control is green, the mic is ready to go. When the same light ring turns yellow at times or all of the time, the mic is clipping and you need to reduce the mic volume. When the microphone has been muted, light rings around the mute button and the gain control light up red. - Mic placement made easy "Right out of the box, the Profile delivers a natural, warm sound that accentuates the body and presence of your voice. Interestingly enough, you can even hear this difference on platforms that compress the audio," explains Franke. "Having a great capsule is essential for this – but placing the microphone correctly is just as important. It should be positioned within 15 cm (6 in) from your mouth or the sound source to ensure both clarity and warmth." The Profile can be tilted for optimum positioning, the self-locking joint will ensure that the mic stays in position. 3/8" and 5/8" connectors at the bottom allow the mic to be used with third-party table stands. Users who are looking for more sophisticated placement possibilities should opt for the Profile Streaming Set, which comes with a 3-point self-locking boom arm. With its sleek and modern design, including integrated cable management, the boom arm is ideal for any on-camera applications. Stegemerten concludes: "To round things off, Profile is made from metal, so it will be a rugged audio companion throughout – no matter whether you're just getting started or are a seasoned pro and looking to simplify your set-up."
Huddly premieres the world’s first AI director in new multi-camera conferencing system
Today, AI camera producer Huddly premieres the Huddly® Multi-Camera Experience, the world’s first AI-directed multi-camera system. Created in collaboration with TV directors, it captures video meetings from multiple angles and edits them in real time, creating the kind of experience previously only known from TV and movies. “The Huddly Multi-Camera Experience represents the first time anyone has used entertainment industry techniques to make video meetings dynamic and engaging. We’ve been working towards this ever since we founded Huddly, and we’re excited to finally get to share it with the world,” said Alexander Woxen, CEO at Huddly, adding: “This innovation means the end of virtual meeting fatigue.” The Huddly Multi-Camera Experience engages participants like a movie engages its audience. Just like the best directors place the viewer right where the action takes place, Huddly’s AI director gives those joining remotely the feeling of being in the room, making them invested and actively engaged. Joining a conference call will feel like joining a great conversation - the kind that leaves you energized and inspired. “This fantastic technology makes the meeting come alive for those working remotely. We see that it improves the flow and quality of the conversation and creates a better and more inclusive collaboration environment. In short, it adds a lot of value for all participants,” said Woxen. Rather than only focusing on the people speaking, the system also cuts to the other people in the room, capturing non-verbal reactions and responses. This ensures that all attendees are part of the conversation – even the less outspoken ones – making for a more rewarding experience where all thoughts and perspectives are included. The Huddly Multi-Camera Experience features three networked cameras with embedded AI. Thanks to a flexible, modular design, it easily adapts to a multitude of scenarios and setups. It can be used on any communication platform, including Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. With Huddly’s networked camera platform and upgradeable software, it will continue to be a driver of innovation in the AI and virtual meeting space. The Huddly Multi-Camera Experience will also be showcased at Google Cloud Next ’22 on October 11th. “We’re pleased to work with Huddly to bring advanced camera technology and multi-camera solutions to Google Meet Series One room kits,” said Dave Citron, Director of Product, Voice & Video, Google Workspace. “With increasing adoption of hybrid work, it’s important that everyone in the virtual meeting can have a full appreciation for what’s going on in the conference room.” To demonstrate the power of the technology, Huddly’s AI director has been tasked with filming and directing the first movie ever created by an AI director. You can watch the trailer here. You can also watch an interview with Huddly’s CTO Vegard Hammer where he introduces the system.
Legrand | AV to Demonstrate Range of Solutions at 2022 TD Synnex Inspire Conference
Legrand | AV -will demonstrate its portfolio of connectivity, infrastructure, networking, and conferencing solutions at the 2022 TD Synnex Inspire Conference, Oct. 5-8 in Greenville, South Carolina. The conference's mission is to inspire attendees with insights to navigate the new IT ecosystem. In the first joint IT channel event for the brands of Legrand | AV, attendees will be inspired by tried-and-true products from C2G, Chief, Da-Lite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, and Vaddio. "We are excited to be at the TD Synnex Inspire conference," said Steve Durkee, President of Legrand | AV. "It's the inaugural conference for TD Synnex, bringing together two incredible distribution partners. It's also our first IT channel event where we'll showcase our full lineup of infrastructure, connectivity, and collaboration solutions all together. The theme of our booth is 'Be Seen. Be Heard.' Attendees will see that theme played out with our focus on hybrid conferencing." During the conference, Legrand | AV will demonstrate its depth of USB-C docking station offerings and connectivity from C2G; monitor and display wall mounts from Chief; the latest in projection screen technology from Da-Lite; networking solutions from Luxul: rack and power infrastructure products from Middle Atlantic; and cameras, microphones, and speakers from Vaddio.
Most Compact Shotgun Microphone Launched by Comica Audio
Comica Audio www.comica-audio.com, a leading professional broadcast level audio company, launched today the VM10 Pro, the smallest, most compact shotgun cardioid microphone on the market for shooting video and live streaming. The VM10 Pro is perfect for use with iPhones, Android smartphones, laptops, computers, DSLR cameras, and other devices for superior audio for vlogging, live recording, and podcasting. Plug & Play ready, the VM10 Pro features one-touch switching between digital and analog modes, real-time monitoring, and stepless gain control in digital mode to adjust volume to meet recording needs. - Super Anti-Interference & Battery Free The VM10 Pro’s cardioid directional polar pattern reduces unwanted sounds from the sides and rear, targeting and isolating the sound source, eliminating background noise for more accurate, clearer sound. In addition, its professional shock mount features a super anti-interference function that reduces noise from vibrations. Light-weight and great for video on-the-go, there is no need to worry about recharging batteries. The VM10 Pro never needs batteries, since it draws power from the device. Universal for all 3.5mm and USB devices, the 100% aluminum mic is geared towards use with vlogs, voice-over recordings, podcasts, interviews and live-streaming.
University of Arizona Selects Yamaha ADECIA Ceiling Microphone and Line Array for Superb Classroom Audio
Yamaha UC is amping up the classroom audio experience for in-person and virtual students at the University of Arizona (UA). The higher education institution’s Systems and Industrial Engineering and Mining and Geological Engineering departments selected and installed the award-winning ADECIA ceiling microphone and line array speaker system for lecture recording and video conferencing. “With ADECIA, everyone on the far end can easily hear the in-room participants clearly, even if they walk around the room,” said Zachary Chapman, Senior Systems Administrator at UA. “The microphone picks them up clearly, without picking up background noise from the room’s air-conditioning unit. Plus, there are far fewer troubleshooting calls to the IT department. That’s a success, in my opinion.” ADECIA is an innovative family of communication products that provides a complete and customizable audio solution, delivering the most comfortable and effortless remote conferencing experience for any meeting or learning space. The easy-to-install solution is comprised of four Yamaha products: a choice of microphones (RM-CG ceiling array, RM-TT tabletop, or RM-W wireless), the RM-CR processor, Yamaha’s long-trusted PoE switches, and VXL series line array speakers. The complete solution immediately detects all components of the system and optimizes their configuration 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 meeting spaces. The two classrooms at UA only required one RM-CG ceiling microphone each, demonstrating its powerful room coverage. The systems engineering classroom seats 30-40 people, while the mining department’s classroom seats up to 50 people. The team installed the ceiling microphone toward the front of each classroom, in the vicinity of where the professor normally stands and speaks. Thanks to ADECIA, despite the room’s large size, students asking questions from anywhere in the room are now successfully picked up by the ceiling microphone. “Outstanding audio is an invaluable component of learning,” said Holger Stoltze, Ph.D., Senior Director of Technical Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Unified Communications. “ADECIA simplifies edtech decisions, purchasing, and installation while delivering incredible audio coverage in one customizable, practically plug-and-play kit. The deployment of ADECIA at UA demonstrates how no element was overlooked in the pursuit of delivering great learning experiences.” More information on Yamaha Unified Communications' full product portfolio is available at uc.yamaha.com
BLUE TIGER ANNOUNCES NEW SOLAR-POWERED BLUETOOTH HEADSET & HOOK PACKAGE
Blue Tiger USA announced today the Solare headset and hook package. Solare is the world’s first solar-powered communications headset that keeps you connected when working from home and when driving. The powerful Solare headset harvests light from any source, including indoor or outdoor, for continuous use with a virtually unlimited battery life. The handy hook makes the Solare grab and go convenient, with a bendable Flexband for the perfect fit anywhere. Winner of numerous awards, including the CES 2022 Innovation Award, Green Builder Sustainable Product of the Year 2022, TWICE 2022 Picks Award, Innovation & Tech Top 50, and more, Solare is available now at: www.bluetigerheadsets.com/bluetigersolare, Amazon, and select retailers nationwide. Always Ready for Use “Market research has shown the biggest ‘pain point’ is not having a charged headset when needing to stay connected,” said Chantal Saah, President, Blue Tiger USA. “With the Solare solar powered headset, all forms of light are converted into electrical power, continuously charging the headset battery. As a result, the Blue Tiger Solare Headset is always available for use.” 97% Noise Cancellation Technology and High-Quality Speaker Components Solare is perfect for work at home and office, for customer service reps, Zoom calls, and training/education, as well as for driving. The Solare military-grade Bluetooth headset combines patented solar technology to convert any kind of light into energy for virtually unlimited use without recharging, with powerful 97% noise cancellation technology and high-quality speaker components -- all powered by a flexible solar cell for a seamless communications experience. Solare continuously self-charges when exposed to indoor or outdoor light, eliminating the worry about battery life, so everyone can receive and transmit essential communications clearly. Solare employs patented Powerfoyle solar technology, a unique nano material innovation that transforms any outdoor and indoor natural or artificial light into clean, endless energy. Inspired by the natural principle of photosynthesis to harvest light, Solare incorporates a thin, non-toxic, printed, flexible plastic solar cell with zero emissions production -- durable for long-time use. The solar cell technology uses light from a wide variety of angles and works equally with indoor or outdoor light. Pricing & Availability The award-winning Solare is available now priced at $219.99 available at Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/stores/BlueTiger/page/E6E25CE3-3102-4C37-82B2-1527DE904FF6 and Blue Tiger at: https://www.bluetigerheadsets.com/bluetigersolare. For more information, see the website at: https://www.bluetigerusa.com.
FeiyuTech SCORP-Mini All-in-One Gimbal: Videos Show How to Use Gimbal for Smooth Professional Video
FeiyuTech www.feiyu-tech.com, a leader in video stabilization technology, posted videos that show how to use the new SCORP-Mini gimbal made for use with all four popular types of cameras: mirrorless, compact, smartphones, and action cams for smooth, professional studio quality video every time. The SCORP-Mini is targeted for social media, such as TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, and short video creators who like the ability to use a mix of different cameras and smartphones for filming, including action cameras, such as GoPros. FeiyuTech: https://www.feiyu-tech.com/feiyu-scorp-mini/ Easy to Install & Balance - Integrates Lifting & Holding - 30% Increase in Response Speed The SCORP-Mini is fast and easy to install and balance. Its new advanced features include an upgraded W9 Stabilization Control Algorithm with optimized Control Logic for a 30% increase in response speed, optimized Pose Estimation Algorithm with five times improved posture accuracy while in motion, and a 1.3-inch OLED screen with 240x240 resolution for smooth, high-quality images. The gimbal’s gyroscope has constant temperature controls ensuring perfect performance even during extreme temperature variations. The SCORP-Mini continues the design theme of the best-selling FeiyuTech SCORP gimbal line with an ergonomic light-weight T-shaped handle designed to comfortably fit the palm of the hand and an integrated suspension handle for low-angle shooting. Feature rich, but compact enough to fit into a backpack, the SCORP-Mini is compatible with the most popular devices for short video creation. In addition to the one-button vertical shooting function, there are quick functions and modes for swipe to zoom, time-lapse, and panoramic shots and still enough space and load-bearing capacity for essential accessories, such as fill lights and microphones.
Building Industry Association of San Diego County Relies on Yamaha
Yamaha UC is the chosen conferencing solutions provider for the Building Industry Association (BIA) of San Diego County. Integration firm Shultz AV selected and installed the award-winning ADECIA microphone and line array speaker system for the organization's boardroom, which resolved the poor audio quality of the former system and provided an exceptional meeting experience for in-person and remote attendees. "ADECIA completely changed the whole meeting dynamic," said Glenn Shultz, CEO of Shultz AV. "Now, whoever is speaking is heard clearly on both ends — those joining in-person and those joining remotely." The boardroom's former conferencing system was comprised of outdated cameras and audio piping in from phone lines. The audio setup led to a myriad of issues, including all in-person participants crowding around one speakerphone, people talking over each other, remote participants unable to hear in-person participants due to the distance from the phone line to the monitor (and the sheer length of the room), and failed projection of remote participants. Yamaha's ADECIA conferencing solution resolved these issues. ADECIA is an innovative family of communication products that provides a complete and customizable audio solution, delivering the most comfortable and effortless remote conferencing experience for any meeting or learning space. The easy-to-install solution is comprised of four Yamaha products: a choice of microphones (RM-CG ceiling array, RM-TT tabletop, or RM-W wireless), the RM-CR processor, Yamaha's long-trusted PoE switches, and VXL series line array speakers. The complete solution immediately detects all components of the system and optimizes their configuration 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 meeting spaces. The BIA solution included one RM-CG ceiling microphone, one RM-CR signal processor, one network switch, two line array speakers, and two RM-TT tabletop microphones. Though the room fits up to 40 people, only one ceiling microphone is needed to amplify all voices. Two line array speakers provide ample, equally distributed sound across the long conference space. As a result, the sound is neither too loud in the front nor too quiet in the back. Lastly, the two RM-TT tabletop microphones serve as stylish, easy-to-reach mute buttons. Because meetings can sometimes involve side conversations and private comments spoken by participants in the room, tabletop microphones are a convenient and practical solution. "Audio is the most essential part of any meeting, and it should never come at a cost to the room environment or the location of the participants," said Holger Stoltze, Ph.D., Senior Director of Technical Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Unified Communications. "ADECIA was built to streamline the conferencing installation experience and ensure that every person is confidently relayed and heard. BIA is an excellent application example of ADECIA's features and benefits." More information on Yamaha Unified Communications' full product portfolio is available at uc.yamaha.com
Covid, Inc. Supports the Future With 8K HDMI Cable
Celebrating its 40th year as the premier industry-trusted connectivity supplier, Covid Inc. announced the latest HDMI cable to its vast portfolio, the EC-HD31 8K HDMI non-plenum cable. Backward compatible for 4K/60 4:4:4 resolutions, the new 15-foot high-quality 48-Gbps HDMI cable supports ultra-high-speed 8K@60 (7680x4320) 4:4:4 deep color sampling as well as 8K100/120, 10K50/60, and up to 10K/100/120. "Those who are ready to take the exciting plunge into the brilliance of 8K are now supported from source to screen," said Norm Carson, President at Covid, Inc. "This high-performance HDMI cable not only is durable enough to last for years but also has the high-speed bandwidth required for 8K@60. Each and every pixel is delivered as expected!" Covid's high-quality, ultra-flexible 48-Gbps 8K HDMI cables are engineered for performance and reliability, allowing pro AV installers to design and deploy state-of-the-art 8K systems. The cable supports Deep Color and x.v.Color, HDR10, eARC for Dolby Atmos and DTS-X 5.1/7.1, lossless Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Surround Sound, as well as CEC extension commands and functions, HDMI Ethernet channel, and ARC features. Integrators can design for up to 32 audio channels (LPCM) and 21:9 aspect ratio. Solidly constructed, the cable's aluminum housing features a gold-plated HDMI connector with a low-profile aluminum head, which is perfect for tight spaces.
New All-in-One Gimbal for Smooth Video for All Popular Cameras Launched by FeiyuTech
FeiyuTech www.feiyu-tech.com, a leader in video stabilization technology, launched today the new SCORP-Mini, the only FeiyuTech gimbal made for use with all four popular types of cameras, including mirrorless, compact, smartphones, and action cams for smooth, professional studio quality video every time. The SCORP-Mini is targeted for social media, such as TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, and short video creators who like the ability to use a mix of different cameras and smartphones for filming, including action cameras, such as GoPros. 30% Increase in Response Speed & 5X Improved Accuracy The SCORP-Mini is fast and easy to install and balance. Its new advanced features include an upgraded W9 Stabilization Control Algorithm with optimized Control Logic for a 30% increase in response speed, optimized Pose Estimation Algorithm with five times improved posture accuracy while in motion, and a 1.3-inch OLED screen with 240x240 resolution for smooth, high-quality images. The gimbal’s gyroscope has constant temperature controls ensuring perfect performance even during extreme temperature variations. The SCORP-Mini continues the design theme of the best-selling FeiyuTech SCORP gimbal line with an ergonomic light-weight T-shaped handle designed to comfortably fit the palm of the hand and an integrated suspension handle for low-angle shooting. Feature rich, but compact enough to fit into a backpack, the SCORP-Mini is compatible with the most popular devices for short video creation. In addition to the one-button vertical shooting function, there are quick functions and modes for swipe to zoom, time-lapse, and panoramic shots and still enough space and load-bearing capacity for essential accessories, such as fill lights and microphones. SCORP-Mini Features: All-in-one gimbal: works with 4 types of cameras: mirrorless, compact, smartphone, and action camera. Ergonomically designed with flexible positioning: T-shaped handle and integrated suspension handle are designed to fit the hand for precise control, enhanced comfort, flexible positioning and lighter weight lifting. Integrated suspension handle makes low-angle shooting easier than ever. Advanced Modes: 3D surround shooting, automatic panoramas, focus follow, swipe to zoom, motion time-lapse, & panoramic modes. Sophisticated, light-weight and easy to hold: constructed from light-weight aviation grade aluminum and synthetic macromolecular resin, weighing only 787g, comfortable for long filming sessions. Small body with a big touchscreen: stunning large 1.3-inch touch screen for complete control over all functions without the need of an app. Camera controls for easier shooting: connects through USB-C to control shutter and external follow motor for complete control. App for more functionality: features including object tracking, zoom shooting, time-lapse modes, and more can be controlled through the Feiyu ON app, making it an ideal tool for professional Tik Tok video creation. Five-way center of gravity adjustment and Arca quick release plate. Professional focus wheel: supports external follow focus with high control precision. Multiple quick buttons. Fast to install and easy to balance. Fast charging: charge in 1.6 hours with a 13 hour battery life. Availability & Pricing
TruSens Air Purifiers Get More Powerful with Launch of Performance Series Air Purifiers
TruSens, well-recognized in-home air purification, continues to expand the clean air marketplace with the introduction of the TruSens Performance Series Air Purifiers with Remote SensorPod Technology. The new Performance Series Z-7000 and Z-6000 are designed to eliminate 99.99% of airborne viruses and bacteria including Coronavirus(1), in larger commercial spaces up to 2,000 square feet.(2) The Performance Series helps capture air pollutants and VOCs with long-lasting, dual-sided True HEPA and Activated Carbon filters. With powerful Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) performance, this portable new product line improves indoor air quality in professional spaces and provides a better value than competitors in the commercial sector. The TruSens Z-7000 Performance Series Air Purifier (MSRP $2,399) is recommended for spaces up to 2,000 square feet at two air changes per hour (ACH) with a CADR value of 519 cfm; while the Z-6000 (MSRP $2,039) is designed to clean air in spaces up to 1,750 square feet at two air changes per hour (ACH) with a CADR value of 485 cfm.(2) Each air purifier comes with dual-sided filters consisting of a True HEPA filter with highly efficient Activated Carbon honeycomb granules and a durable mesh pre-filter. The TRU-BEAM™ UV-C system provides exceptional coverage of the True HEPA filter using an engineered array of custom-designed optical reflectors and UV-C lights. “As the post-COVID world returns to normalcy and people head back to work at corporate offices, workspaces and classrooms, there remains a real concern about the quality of the air that we’re breathing,” says Amy Dixon, Senior Director, Marketing. “The TruSens Performance Series Air Purifiers are ideal for educated buyers seeking a portable solution to help capture and destroy viruses and bacteria in large areas, while enjoying a lifetime value for their investment. With high CADR value and low maintenance costs, the Performance Series enables companies and organizations to better protect the health of their employees and visitors.” This new high-performance series provides better value in the portable air purification space, saving time and money with: Powerful Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) Performance No electrical installation or wall mounting required Filters designed to last at least 1 year, operating 12 hours per day, under typical operating conditions Maintenance free TRU-BEAM UV-C lights designed to last for the entire life of the product The TruSens Performance Series also comes with patented SenorPod technology. The enhanced SensorPod measures particulate matter (PM1.0, PM2.5, PM10) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air, communicating real-time readings back to the air purifier which automatically adjusts the fan speed. The air quality display on the front of the air purifier reflects the readings from SensorPod with a color-coded ring and air quality number, with details on particulate matter (PM) and VOCs. With the ever-changing air quality in larger shared and public spaces, the interactive air quality indicator can help provide true peace of mind to employees, patients, visitors, and students. The Z-7000 and Z-6000 air purifiers come ready to use right out of the box. Simply plug in the TruSens Performance Series Air Purifier, position the SensorPod, and it’s ready to work. High-quality, premium casters make it easy to move the unit from one area to another. Additionally, this high-performance air purifier is ENERGY STAR rated, independently verified for CADR by Associations of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and certified with the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Both come with a two-year limited warranty. To learn more, schedule a virtual product presentation, or watch videos of the products, visit https://www.trusens.com/business/