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Vaddio Launches IntelliSHOT-M ePTZ Camera Certified for Microsoft Teams
Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, today announced its new IntelliSHOT-M ePTZ camera specifically engineered and certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms. The IntelliSHOT-M guarantees a consistent, repeatable, and high-quality Teams experience. "Vaddio has always been a trusted partner for enterprise-grade solutions," said Darrin Thurston, vice president and general manager at Vaddio. "As a certified device partner, we ensure customers have a no-compromise Teams experience. Users can confidently and easily start and conduct meetings that achieve the highest camera standards for meetings set by Microsoft right out of the box." Vaddio's IntelliSHOT-M professional camera builds upon the decades of industry leadership of Vaddio video collaboration solutions in large conference room and classroom settings with the trusted collaboration platform of Microsoft Teams Rooms. Like the IntelliSHOT ePTZ camera released last year, the IntelliSHOT-M features 30x zoom with 70.2-degree field of view and is equipped with Vaddio's advanced IntelliFrame™ technology, the only auto-framing solution that can be adjusted based on the room conditions and user's preferences. The technology is the culmination of Vaddio's years of research and engineering delivering the most precise and reliable auto-framing experience. Rather than rely on facial recognition alone, which can fail with facial coverings or falsely identify objects like posters on the wall as people, IntelliFrame uses a combination of exceptionally sensitive motion detection and complex algorithms to deliver smooth, accurate, and reliable participant framing. For AV integrators, IntelliFrame promises personalized video performance with every installation. With simple, custom features like one-touch masking, integrators can outline the camera's field of view, so it doesn't capture nearby, unintended participants, i.e., students in the front row, windows, busy hallways, projection screens, or displays in the front of the room. IntelliSHOT-M also allows fine-tuning the camera's speed for following a presenter walking and how tight the shot should be around the instructor. The integrator can adjust the wait time before framing additional people up at a whiteboard, how often the auto-framer resizes the image, and limit how much zoom is allowed. But more importantly, these options aren't an on/off toggle but on a spectrum, so professional contractors can make the most out of every installation. Sometimes projects aren't that complicated, and time is of the essence, so IntelliSHOT-M is preprogrammed with six standard configurations like "responsive lecture capture" and "default conference" to make it fast to install and configure without compromising system performance. IntelliSHOT-M is PoE+ powered, and network connectivity allows IT administrators and tech staff to manage and control the camera remotely via Vaddio's free, web-based user interface. They can select Vaddio IntelliSHOT-M cameras from the network, choose an action like rebooting the device or conducting mass firmware updates on hundreds of devices all at once, saving time and labor for corporate or educational campus staff with hundreds of rooms to oversee. More product information is available at https://www.legrandav.com/products/vaddio
Vaddio Debuts EasyIP Audio Additions at InfoComm 2022
Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, recently expanded its AV-over-IP EasyIP ecosystem featuring Dante® networked audio with three new audio solutions that will be on display in the Legrand | AV booth W903 at InfoComm 2022. Through its partnership with Audinate®, Vaddio has developed premium products that easily integrate into new or existing systems and deliver high-quality audio. The new offerings include EasyIP Ceiling Speaker D, EasyIP AMP D, and EasyIP CeilingMIC/AMP D. "The value of easy-to-install, high-quality conferencing solutions cannot be understated for the integrator and user experience," said Paul Cords, director of product management at Vaddio. "Whether installing a new or existing AV system, Vaddio has the networked audio products you need. Our latest EasyIP additions continue Vaddio's commitment to the Art of Easy. Integrators can add superior audio solutions into the room with just one Cat cable. It's simple for the integrator and flawless for the user." At InfoComm, integrators will see how to effortlessly incorporate rich in-room audio into an EasyIP system with the amplified EasyIP Ceiling Speaker D. The EasyIP AMP D powers passive speakers and brings the ease of Dante networked audio to any space. For even more convenience, the EasyIP CeilingMIC/AMP D features Vaddio's popular Dante ceiling microphone with a built-in amp for powering nearby analog speakers with one PoE ethernet connection. "Vaddio's lineup of AV over IP products, EasyIP, has been wildly successful over the past few years. However, we also want to ensure that our integrator community knows these new audio products are plug and play in any Dante-networked audio ecosystem — and at a price point that makes specifying additional microphones easy on the project budget," said Cords. Vaddio's newest audio offerings are featured alongside other AVoIP audio solutions like the EasyIP ceiling and table microphones, EasyIP Mixer, and AV Bridge 2x1. The EasyIP Mixer features a Dante audio matrix that allows installers to combine Dante audio sources with EasyIP cameras, making it an easy production switcher. The AV Bridge 2x1 combines Dante audio with analog video mixing functionality in a single device.
Yamaha Zooms in on Impeccable Audio Environments at InfoComm 2022
Yamaha Unified Communications will showcase its range of audio solutions that are redefining effortless and effective collaboration and communication in any meeting application — remote, hybrid, or in person — at InfoComm 2022. In booth W1151, the company will demonstrate its latest innovation, the VSP-2 Speech Privacy System, along with its comprehensive ACEDIA conferencing system, RM Series microphones, and YVC Series conference phones. "Impeccable — that's what today's meeting and learning audio environment needs to be in order for everyone to be productive," said Holger Stoltze, Senior Director of Technical Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Unified Communications. "Every one of our solutions exhibit this distinction, including our new VSP-2. It was designed to solve the noise, installation, and cost challenges plaguing traditional sound masking systems. We can't wait to see everyone at InfoComm and share more about the critical role audio is playing across all applications." - Smart, Simple Speech Privacy Yamaha's VSP-2 Speech Privacy System prevents information leakage without emitting any distracting sound-masking audio, creating an environment that makes it easy to converse in almost any office meeting space. Designed for quick retrofit, the unique system layers in three key features for optimal speech privacy: high-performance Info-Masking Technology, which is developed to mask the human voice in unwanted areas with a sound level that is 8 dB lower than conventional systems; environmental audio with four audio options that is mixed to the speech sound masker; as well as four types of sound effects that are added to unobtrusively distract others from hearing private conversations. The control unit allows users to power the system on and off, select their preferred sound effect (guitar, piano, music box, or digital device) and environmental sound (forest, brook, urban clatter, or air conditioner), and set the performance and volume level for a personalized room environment.To install, either two, four, or eight VSP-2 micro speakers are simply mounted to the ceiling or wall with the included hardware and speaker cable (non-plenum rated). - The Perfect Comprehensive Conferencing Bundle Featuring Standalone Microphone Options Yamaha's ADECIA conferencing solution 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-install solution is comprised of four Yamaha products: a choice of microphones — RM-CG ceiling array, RM-TT tabletop, or RM-W wireless — in addition to 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 RM Series microphones within the ADECIA solution are also available as standalone options. Designed around the Dante platform, these microphones pack 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 – while seamlessly integrating with the room's existing conferencing equipment or a variety of third-party components. - Conference Phones for Effortless Collaboration Anywhere The YVC series offers scalable device configurations to suit the room size, group size, and collaboration needs. The YVC-200 USB & Bluetooth® Speakerphone is perfect for small meeting rooms with up to four people. Meeting rooms with four to 10 people will benefit from the YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth Speakerphone, which features Yamaha's innovative SoundCap technology to eliminate background noise. In addition, two YVC-330s can be daisy-chained to cover up to 16 participants. Large meeting spaces, where up to 40 people can gather, will require the YVC-1000's separate microphone and speaker system. Each model features the company's innovative sound technologies, including Human Voice Activity Detection, speaker tracking, and dynamic acoustic echo cancellation that make conversation stress-free and intuitive. They are software-agnostic and fully compatible with commonly used OSs and remote conferencing services, such as Microsoft® Teams, Google Meet, Cisco Webex®, Zoom, and more. - Yamaha Shares Valuable Insight at InfoComm Learning Sessions Yamaha's Holger Stoltze will also present two sessions at InfoComm: "Room Impact on Selecting the Right Microphone Technology" on Wednesday, June 8, room W311-W313; and "The New Demands of Hybrid Education on Classroom Audio" on Thursday, June 9, room W322-W324. In the Wednesday session, Stoltze will address several of the common problems and discuss why specific microphone technology might or might not be a good solution. In the Thursday session, he will share the solutions for guaranteeing great audio in hybrid learning environments. More information on Yamaha Unified Communications' full product portfolio is available at uc.yamaha.com
For Mother’s Day/Father’s Day: Jooki Streaming Speaker is Great Gadget Gift Idea
Jooki, the world’s first Spotify-ready Wi-Fi streaming speaker for kids, is the perfect Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift for parents who want to bond with their children through a love of music and stories. With multiple prestigious honors, including the CES Innovation Award, Mom’s Choice and EdTech Awards, this dynamic speaker gives kids safe, screen-free access to a virtually unlimited variety of songs and audio books. Guided by Montessori education principles, the newest generation of Jooki connects through Wi-Fi for music and audiobook streaming, helping parents empower their children to develop creativity, independence, and emotional awareness. Parents can easily share their favorite playlists and bond through special stories, songs, and music. In just a few clicks, moms or dads can associate audio content with a Jooki token or figurine; then the child simply chooses the particular token or figurine they want to use, place it on the speaker, and immediately gain access to their desired playlist without the need for direct parental supervision. Jooki is also perfect for family dance parties, and its Bluetooth functionality also allows kids to quietly enjoy listening privately through wireless headphones. - Jooki Availability & Pricing Jooki is available immediately through https://jooki.com/jooki_ALL. Prices start at $112.99, which includes the Jooki speaker, two easily re-programmable Jooki tokens, and a charging cable, shipped worldwide to music and story lovers ages 3+ for free throughout the United States. Additional packs of six colorful tokens or five playful figurines are also available. For more information, please visit: www.jooki.com
C2G Releases New Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable
C2G is broadening its support for Thunderbolt™ devices with its new 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 USB-C® Cable. Tested to meet Intel's -required certification standards, it features lightning-speed data transfers, 4K video support, and power delivery up to 100W — all from a single connection. "Thunderbolt 4 brings a lot of performance to the table, whether you're working in an office or at home," said Robert Mays, Associate Product Marketing Manager at C2G, a brand of Legrand. "Now users can get more done with less hassle by carrying one cable for the simplest, most reliable, and fastest connectivity for video, data, and power. Plus, it's backed by C2G's firm commitment to testing, quality, convenience, and confidence." - Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable Supports Fast Data Transmission C2G's Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable delivers up to 40Gbps to or from a Thunderbolt 3- or Thunderbolt 4-enabled port. It's an ideal solution for transferring large amounts of information, whether uploading or downloading data, in a very short amount of time. For example, it's capable of transferring a 5GB file in about a second. It can connect to a high-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet network or connect two computers over a peer-to-peer network, allowing for the transfer of large volumes of data from one PC to another, which is ideal when upgrading to a new system. In addition, users can daisy-chain up to five Thunderbolt 4 devices or six Thunderbolt 3 devices for flexible configurations. - Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable Supports UHD Streaming Video With Alt mode, the cable can stream video and audio with full DisplayPort 2.1, including multistreaming. It can display up to 8K 60Hz video on a single display or 4K 60Hz video on two displays for low-latency gaming, immersive creation, and simplified productivity — all with high-quality contrast and color depth to see details within photos, videos, and text. - Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable Supports Power When connected to a phone, laptop, tablet, or other compatible device, the C2G Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable delivers up to 100W of charging power to or from the connected device, charges them quickly, and syncs USB-C mobile devices. Users can connect with confidence, knowing that the cable is certified and tested to ensure broad compatibility across Mac®, Windows®, and Chrome OS™ devices. The 40Gbps C2G Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable is available in three lengths — 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) (C2G28885), 2.5 feet (0.8 meters) (C2G28886), and 6 feet (2 meters) (C2G28887) — and carry a lifetime warranty. They are available through retailers and direct to users from C2G.
Announcement FeiyuTech Smartphone Gimbal – Vimble 3
FeiyuTech www.feiyu-tech.com, the leader in video stabilization technology, announced today the new social media-ready smartphone gimbal, the Vimble 3. The new FeiyuTech Vimble 3 provides professional image stabilization for clean pro video content for social media, influencers, advertisers, and filmmakers, with a greatly improved design for smoother video, including gesture controls, one click intuitive buttons, a lighter portable foldable design, and longer 10 hour battery life for continuous on-the-go content creation. - Affordably Priced, Three Axis Design Provides Smooth, Professional Tilt, Roll, & Pan Video Shots Affordably priced, the Vimble 3’s light-weight three axis design provides smooth, professional tilt, roll, and pan video shots everywhere you go, isolating your movement from the camera for a clean smooth shot, even when you’re shooting video while moving on an uneven surface. The Vimble 3 features gesture controls for quick selfie or group videos and photos with just a flick of the hand; one button switching from landscape to portrait mode for easy TikToks, live streaming, selfies, and group shots; a 198mm long extension rod for selfies and long range shots; an intuitive button lay-out; and compact lighter-weight design that easily folds away into its own velvet carrying bag. Extremely portable, the Vimble 3 only weighs 387g and can easily hold large-screen smartphones weighing up to 250g, including the iPhone 13 Pro Max. - Foldable Design, Includes Extension Rod, Small Tripod, and ¼” Threaded Hole for Large Tripods In addition to the extension rod, the Vimble 3 also includes a small tripod, which is now lighter and stronger with better traction for more stability, perfect for video in rough terrains and slippery conditions. The gimbal also includes a ¼” threaded hole at the bottom for mounting to external devices, such as large tripods. There are two ways to connect the Vimble 3 to the phone: directly via Bluetooth or through the included Feiyu ON app. With the rapid development of video creation, more people want to share their creative ideas by shooting and recording great video moments. The FeiyuTech Vimble 3’s three axis design stabilizes shaky movements so the camera will float through the scene with professional tilt, roll, and pan shots without the need of expensive equipment. With just a smartphone, the Vimble 3 gimbal with image stabilization, and some editing skill, anyone can produce professional quality videos.
Comica Audio Mic Smallest 4 Channel Pro Wireless Microphone
Comica Audio www.comica-audio.com, a leading professional broadcast level audio company, launched today the Comica Audio BoomX-U QUA, the smallest four-channel multi-function wireless microphone for broadcast level audio at an affordable price. The BoomX-U QUA utilizes UHF Technology for more stable transmission and a longer working distance with a long lasting battery. Compared with other four-channel wireless microphones on the market, the BoomX-U QUA is the most compact and easiest to carry with professional smooth high quality audio; and unlike traditional antenna-designed mics, the BoomX-U QUA dual antenna can be folded 180 degrees for compact travel, with four transmitters and internal and external microphones with two input modes. The BoomX-U QUA provides a super long transmission distance of 120 meters (394 feet) for professional long distance shooting and a long 6.5 hour battery life with the ability to charge while in use for seamless use. The BoomX-U QUA allows the user to mix up to four audio tracks or use individual output; and supports multi-receiver monitoring for movies, commercials and advertising videos, multi-person interviews, short videos, podcasts, presentations, church and wedding services, vlogs, social media posts, live video conferencing, and YouTube live streams. - 24 Selectable UHF Channels for Smooth Audio with No Interference - Monitor Audio Status While Recording The BOOMX-U QUA includes four transmitters, so up to four people can be recorded simultaneously. Each transmitter has 4 channels, with 24 selectable UHF channel available, so that if channels are being used nearby, the user can quickly switch to another channel to prevent interference for smooth audio. The UHF Ultra High-Frequency radio wave technology and dual-antenna design ensures stable signal transmission and clear sound recording. The mic provides real-time audio monitoring to connect headphones to the receiver’s 3.5mm headphone jack and listen to the sound to monitor audio status while recording. - Widely Compatible A professional-grade four channel multi-function mini UHF wireless microphone, the “QUA” in BoomX-U QUA is an abbreviation of “quarter,” named for its four channel capability. It is designed for reporters, videographers, directors, and other professionals; and is widely compatible withDSLR cameras, camcorders, recorders, iPhones and Android smartphones, laptops, and PCs. The BoomX-U QUA includes four transmitters, one receiver, four lavalier mics, four wind muffs, TRS-TRS cable, TRS-XLR cable, 3-in-1 charge cable, belt clip, cold shoe mount, and carrying case. - Uses BoomX-U QUA Features: Four channel broadcast level UHF wireless microphone: with four transmitters and one receiver, working simultaneously for perfect sound quality. 24 UHF channels: for no interference. Multi-receiver monitoring and shooting. One transmitter to multi-receiver: eliminates the need to synchronize audio tracks during recording and supports multi-person monitoring. Multi-transmitters to one receiver: four sound sources can be recorded at the same time. 180° foldable dual antenna. Super-long transmission distance: 120m transmission distance for professional use. Four audio track mixing and individual output: multiple outputs, perfect for post-production. Charging while in use: battery life is 6.5 hours for long recording times with charging while-in-use for simplified workflow. Internal and external input modes. Auto-scanning: automatically select the best channel for “multi-transmitter to one receiver” use. Manual channel-setting: manually select the channel for “one transmitter to multi-receiver” or “multi-transmitter to multi-receiver” use. LCF: one-button filters out low-frequency sounds. 16-level adjusted gain control and muting functions. LCD screen for intuitive power and audio monitor. Audio dynamic bar monitor: monitors microphone power in real time to show status of stable recording. Lavalier mic: four lavalier mics are included with solid anti-loose design. Multi-functional belt clip. - Availability The BoomX-U QUA is available immediately, priced at $359, available at Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09PDLCJG1. The BoomX-U QUA includes four transmitters, one receiver, four lavalier mics, four wind muffs, TRS-TRS cable, TRS-XLR cable, 3-in-1 charge cable, belt clip, cold shoe mount, and carrying case. For more information, see www.comica-audio.com.
FeiyuTech Announces New Social Media-Ready Smartphone Gimbal – Vimble 3
FeiyuTech www.feiyu-tech.com, the leader in video stabilization technology, announced today the new social media-ready smartphone gimbal, the Vimble 3. Based on the popular FeiyuTech Vimble line of smartphone gimbals, the new FeiyuTech Vimble 3 provides professional image stabilization for clean pro video content for social media, influencers, advertisers, and filmmakers, with a greatly improved design for smoother video, including gesture controls, one click intuitive buttons, a lighter portable foldable design, and longer 10 hour battery life for continuous on-the-go content creation. - Affordably Priced, Three Axis Design Provides Smooth, Professional Tilt, Roll, & Pan Video Shots Affordably priced, the Vimble 3’s light-weight three axis design provides smooth, professional tilt, roll, and pan video shots everywhere you go, isolating your movement from the camera for a clean smooth shot, even when you’re shooting video while moving on an uneven surface. The Vimble 3 features gesture controls for quick selfie or group videos and photos with just a flick of the hand; one button switching from landscape to portrait mode for easy TikToks, live streaming, selfies, and group shots; a 198mm long extension rod for selfies and long range shots; an intuitive button lay-out; and compact lighter-weight design that easily folds away into its own velvet carrying bag. Extremely portable, the Vimble 3 only weighs 387g and can easily hold large-screen smartphones weighing up to 250g, including the iPhone 13 Pro Max. - Foldable Design, Includes Extension Rod, Small Tripod, and ¼” Threaded Hole for Large Tripods In addition to the extension rod, the Vimble 3 also includes a small tripod, which is now lighter and stronger with better traction for more stability, perfect for video in rough terrains and slippery conditions. The gimbal also includes a ¼” threaded hole at the bottom for mounting to external devices, such as large tripods. There are two ways to connect the Vimble 3 to the phone: directly via Bluetooth or through the included Feiyu ON app. With the rapid development of video creation, more people want to share their creative ideas by shooting and recording great video moments. The FeiyuTech Vimble 3’s three axis design stabilizes shaky movements so the camera will float through the scene with professional tilt, roll, and pan shots without the need of expensive equipment. With just a smartphone, the Vimble 3 gimbal with image stabilization, and some editing skill, anyone can produce professional quality videos.
C2G Announces New HDMI over Cat Extender Box Transmitter to Box Receiver 4K 60Hz
C2G is ensuring that 4K HDMI source signals reach 4K displays with flawless quality in conference rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, and many other installations where distances are far beyond the length limitations of standard HDMI cabling with the new HDMI over Cat Extender Box Transmitter to Box Receiver - 4K 60Hz. It allows a 4K HDMI source to be extended up to 115 feet for 60 Hz 4:4:4 or up to 131 feet at 30 Hz 4:4:4 to a 4K display using a single Cat 6/6a Ethernet cable. "As more HDMI installations focus on incorporating sources with up to 4K quality, it's imperative that signals can traverse the lengthy distances of these installations," said Jennifer Crotinger, Product Manager at C2G, a brand of Legrand. "Our HDMI over Cat Extender Box Transmitter to Box Receiver - 4K 60Hz has the signal attenuation to cover over 130 feet reliably — without signal loss or degradation." C2G's HDMI over Cat Extender Box Transmitter to Box Receiver - 4K 60Hz can extend 4K at 60 Hz (4:4:4) up to 115 feet with Cat 6/6a cable, 4K at 30 Hz (4:4:4) up to 131 feet, or 1080p at 60 Hz up to 164 feet with Cat 5e/6/6a cable. This HDMI over Cat Extender is HDCP 2.2-compliant, ensuring that the connection from the source is secure. Multichannel audio formats are supported, including PCM 7.1, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio. It supports a one-way IR pass-through from receiver to transmitter. With bidirectional Power over Cable (PoC) support, one power adapter at either transmitter or receiver side can power both units, so no additional power adapter is required, allowing for greater flexibility in installations. The slim profile also makes for easy installation.
Comica Audio Launches Smallest Four Channel Pro Wireless Microphone - BoomX-U QUA
Comica Audio www.comica-audio.com, a leading professional broadcast level audio company, launched today the Comica Audio BoomX-U QUA, the smallest four-channel multi-function wireless microphone for broadcast level audio at an affordable price. The BoomX-U QUA utilizes UHF Technology for more stable transmission and a longer working distance with a long lasting battery. Compared with other four-channel wireless microphones on the market, the BoomX-U QUA is the most compact and easiest to carry with professional smooth high quality audio; and unlike traditional antenna-designed mics, the BoomX-U QUA dual antenna can be folded 180 degrees for compact travel, with four transmitters and internal and external microphones with two input modes. The BoomX-U QUA provides a super long transmission distance of 120 meters (394 feet) for professional long distance shooting and a long 6.5 hour battery life with the ability to charge while in use for seamless use. The BoomX-U QUA allows the user to mix up to four audio tracks or use individual output; and supports multi-receiver monitoring for movies, commercials and advertising videos, multi-person interviews, short videos, podcasts, presentations, church and wedding services, vlogs, social media posts, live video conferencing, and YouTube live streams. - 24 Selectable UHF Channels for Smooth Audio with No Interference - Monitor Audio Status While Recording The BOOMX-U QUA includes four transmitters, so up to four people can be recorded simultaneously. Each transmitter has 4 channels, with 24 selectable UHF channel available, so that if channels are being used nearby, the user can quickly switch to another channel to prevent interference for smooth audio. The UHF Ultra High-Frequency radio wave technology and dual-antenna design ensures stable signal transmission and clear sound recording. The mic provides real-time audio monitoring to connect headphones to the receiver’s 3.5mm headphone jack and listen to the sound to monitor audio status while recording.
C2G Announces New 4K 60Hz HDMI Distribution Amplifier Splitters
C2G is expanding its family of HDMI Distribution Amplifier Splitters with the two-port C2G41600 and the four-port C2G41601 4K 60Hz models. Supporting resolutions up to 4K (4096 x 2160) at 60Hz 4:4:4, the HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compliant splitters are equipped with HDMI outputs that can supply 5V at 150mA to two or four sink devices (displays) and handle total HDMI data rates up to 18Gbps with plug-and-play convenience. "HDMI applications today demand more flexibility and capabilities to meet user needs," said Jennifer Crotinger, Product Manager, C2G, a brand of Legrand. "Our new 4K 60Hz HDMI distribution amplifier splitters reflect C2G's exhaustive commitment to continuous HDMI analysis, state-of-the-art testing techniques, and product development. These dependable, predictable, and efficient solutions deliver UHD signal quality from source to multiple sinks." The C2G two-port C2G41600 and four-port C2G41601 HDMI Distribution Amplifier Splitters offer one-input along with a two-output or four-output splitter, supporting up to 4K video. Both splitters utilize the HDMI 2.0 standard and are the perfect solution for connecting a computer, Blu-ray™ player, gaming console, media server, or AV receiver to two or four HDMI displays. They support multiple HDR formats, including HDR10 and Dolby Vision, and PCM 2.0/5.1/7.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD master audio, and DTS:X audio.
Panasonic Introduces All-in-One Lecture Capture and Auto Tracking Solution to Enhance Information Sharing and Collaboration
Information sharing, and collaboration are the cornerstones of productive learning and work environments. As education and corporate institutions accelerate digital transformation initiatives across hybrid settings, they need agile and flexible technology solutions. Today Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America (, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America (”Panasonic”) announced its new Lecture Capture and Auto Tracking Solution for recording and sharing lessons, meetings, and presentations in which cameras, advanced auto-tracking software, and servers work together to create an easy-to-use content and video management platform. Panasonic is bringing together technology for a complete solution for customers in enterprise-level applications, such as higher education or corporate settings. The solution takes advantage of the facial auto tracking ability of Panasonic’s Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras by combining auto tracking server bundles and lecture capture content and video management systems. As more organizations, colleges and universities embrace hybrid environments, the solution enables organizations to foster heightened collaboration from all participants through an engaging visual experience. With support for IP video feed, installation is simple no matter the building architecture. The result of this advanced, easy-to-use technology is an all-in-one system that enables teachers, students, and corporate employees to deliver engaging content while enhancing productivity and lesson planning in today’s high-flex, hybrid environments. “Whether learning or working, critical information must be easily accessible regardless of whether it’s delivered in a physical or digital environment – and in real time or after the fact,” said John Kaloukian, Director of Solutions and Services of the Professional Imaging and Visual Systems Group at Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America. “Technology bridges the divide of hybrid settings ensuring that information is delivered in an engaging and accessible way and sustains this next normal of work. Our new lecture capture solution offers organizations opportunities for enhanced collaboration and productivity from all participants.” When used alongside additional AV technology, like Panasonic’s digital wireless microphone system within its professional audio portfolio, the Lecture Capture and Auto Tracking Solution eliminates many challenges of hybrid work and learning. Panasonic offers three flexible, easy to install and simple to manage packages to support customers with various operating environments. This includes: 1) A two or four channel Auto Tracking-capable server 2) A full, hybrid Lecture Capture-capable server, which uses the capabilities of auto tracking and file management all within one solution. By equipping educators and workers with digital tools to integrate lectures and supporting materials, they can effectively reach their audiences without any strain on the presenter using the system. Centered around accessibility and character recognition, the lecture hall or meeting space remains front and center to the presenter and its audiences. “We’ve all experienced video fatigue in recent times. With traditional lecture capture technology offering a simple video or audio recording, viewers can easily be bored or disengaged,” said Jason Shelton, Senior Solutions Development Manager, Business Development at Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America. “Presentations now require so much more than a talking head, but rather a multi-source, fully sensory experience. Now, presentations in any setting can be performed and delivered with crisp visuals and accurate tracking of the speaker offering more pathways to listen, comprehend and engage.” For more information, visit: https://na.panasonic.com/us/lecture-capture-solutions
Yamaha and 1 Beyond Partner to Redefine the Audio and Video Speaker-Tracking Experience
Yamaha Unified Communications today announced the ADECIA Ceiling Solution, engineered with Yamaha's quality audio technology and expertise, integrates seamlessly with 1 Beyond's Automate™ VX voice-activated camera switching solution to provide a highly accurate speaker-tracking experience. The integration uses a web-based room design software, which requires zero programming, and is now available for corporate, university, and government meeting spaces. "1 Beyond is a leader in the world of intelligent camera and automated camera switching," said Phil Marechal, VP of Business Development and Product Management at Yamaha Unified Communications. "Similarly, Yamaha's ADECIA leverages our dynamic beam tracking technology to pick up and deliver conversations clearly to the far end. This combination of best-in-class voice tracking and audio processing ensure conference participants have the clearest communication possible for an all-around productive meeting." The hybrid meeting experience is at its best when in-room participants are seen and heard clearly. 1 Beyond's multi-camera Automate VX solution creates this optimal hybrid experience by showing the active speaker whenever they talk. As different participants speak, the system cuts cleanly from camera to camera, without any observable camera movement or switching. It also features an optional Conversation Mode that shows the two most recent speakers in a side-by-side view. The Automate VX solution supports up to 12 cameras placed strategically around the room and multiple ADECIA ceiling units, allowing for automatic camera switching in a wide variety of room types, including large and complex spaces. "The 1 Beyond Automate VX solution can take advantage of unique features in the ADECIA microphone to improve camera tracking such as its Human Voice Activity Detection technology that differentiates voice from noise," says Rony Sebok, CTO of 1 Beyond. "This, together with reliable audio position information from the mic, enables the Automate VX solution to aim cameras accurately for talkers in the room whether they are seated or standing and to ignore extraneous noise." ADECIA utilizes four beams to automatically track voices around the room simultaneously, enabling not only uncompromised communication with no dead spots but also endless table arrangements in multi-purpose spaces. In addition to ADECIA's dynamic, multi-beam tracking technology, the microphone innovation is designed to overcome the common challenges integrators face with implementation, configuration, and room acoustics by providing all components required for a successful installation and automatic technologies that reduce setup time, costs, and complexities. It automatically detects components, configures devices, and optimizes audio performance for the room environment — adjusting for reverberation characteristics, echo behavior, speaker/mic position, and more. More information on Yamaha Unified Communications' full product portfolio is available at uc.yamaha.com More information on the 1 Beyond Automate VX Solution can be found at https://www.1beyond.com/automate-vx/
LG to Add AccuWeather NOW Live Streaming Service to its Lineup
AccuWeather NOW, the new video streaming product from AccuWeather, the proven leader in weather forecast accuracy, announced it is joining LG Channels’ growing roster of over 300 channels, meeting an increasing demand for streaming weather and climate news and content. LG users can now access AccuWeather’s forecasts as well as 24/7, continuous daily programming, dedicated to all things weather, including extreme and natural events, global forecasts, climate and weather-related news impacting our changing world and long-and short-form documentaries through the streaming platform, accessible and free to watch and stream from any device. LG Channels, combines premium, digital internet channels with your broadcast or cable television lineup. The AccuWeather NOW streaming service on LG Channels features dramatic weather video; stories illuminating the potential impact of forecasted weather on sports, health, travel and other everyday activities; engaging social weather content from popular platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and others; as well as long-form storytelling of major weather events and environmental wonders around the world. “We are delighted to bring AccuWeather NOW to LG Channels’ growing user base and footprint, delivering high quality streaming content as audiences’ appetites grow for weather and climate news, that is free and easy to find,” said Sarah Katt, General Manager of the AccuWeather Network, which streams AccuWeather NOW. “With the rapid audience growth of LG Channels, we’re excited to welcome AccuWeather Now to a growing selection of premium TV channels, available for free to LG customers. LG owners can easily engage with LG Channels through the LG Channels app icon or remote button on their LG OLED TV” said Matthew Durgin, Head of LG Smart TV for the North American region. AccuWeather NOW steaming service complements AccuWeather’s existing suite of platforms, including its award-winning 24/7 national AccuWeather Network, which already reaches 36 million households with another 1.5 billion people globally accessing AccuWeather forecasts via digital devices, such as desktop and apps, as well as radio, television and newspapers and digital out of home.
Biamp Introduces Desono DX Loudspeakers
Biamp, a leading supplier of professional audiovisual solutions, today introduced Desono DX, a new line of attractive, high-performance, high-output ceiling and surface mount loudspeakers that will replace Biamp's Desono D Series loudspeakers. Desono DX loudspeakers integrate the most notable features from the D Series — including the same high intelligibility, exceptionally uniform coverage, and the shallowest back cans in the industry — with a sleek, edgeless magnetic grille design, uniform voicing across all models, and time-saving installation features. An additional line of Desono loudspeaker accessories offers even more options to address any installation challenge. "For over a decade, the D Series has been one of our most popular loudspeaker product lines. It's a platform that offers both extraordinary acoustic performance and unparalleled versatility, making it a go-to solution for our customers time and time again. The new Desono DX line of loudspeakers builds upon the legacy of the D Series and carries it forward with enhancements that offer even more flexibility and ease of use," said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp. "Desono DX is a comprehensive offering of easy-to-use specify and install loudspeakers that further establish our Desono Business Audio solutions as an industry-leading line up. With a consistent aesthetic, feature set, and user experience across both ceiling and surface mount loudspeakers, the Desono DX line gives customers the freedom to select the best loudspeaker for a range of applications, while maintaining a consistent look and feel, and offering exceptional ease of installation." Desono DX ceiling loudspeakers provide high output and superior acoustic performance. With an edgeless, magnetic grille design, they match other Desono ceiling loudspeakers. DX ceiling loudspeakers have a CCEA compliant design in accordance with local codes and regulations. New reinforced SpringLock Clamps with coarse threaded screws allow clamping on to thin surfaces and eliminate metal "drop stop" tabs or mounting clamps, improving the installation experience. Desono DX ceiling loudspeakers fit existing Desono accessories, as well as a suite of new accessories designed to address a variety of installation variables: Black edgeless grilles High-humidity, corrosion resistant grilles 48" tile rails Installation trim rings New construction brackets Desono DX surface mount loudspeakers offer an attractive, modern aesthetic that complements the premium Desono EX loudspeakers launched in 2021. Desono DX loudspeakers are outdoor ready at an indoor price, offering marine-grade aluminum grilles and impact-resistant polymer cabinets. Each DX surface mount loudspeaker also includes a CMX ClickMount pan-tilt mounting bracket or an optional U-Bracket for mounting flexibility. Both Desono DX ceiling and surface mount loudspeakers include matching coaxial, HF compression drivers for consistent sound quality, as well as eco-friendly packaging for fast unboxing and installation with minimal clean-up. More information on Biamp's complete product portfolio is available at Biamp.com
In-Mold Electronics: Multiple Players, Diverging Strategies, Explored by IDTechEx
How do we communicate with our electronic devices? There are many different ‘human-machine interfaces (HMI)’ options, ranging from the well-established (keyboard/mouse/mechanical switches) to somewhat more recent developments such as the capacitive touch screens found on smartphones. As greater numbers of devices around us gain ‘smart’ functionality, the ability to incorporate HMI components elegantly and cost-effectively is increasingly important. In-mold electronics (IME) is one solution. It’s an emerging manufacturing methodology for producing backlit, touch-sensitive surfaces, removing the need for costly and possibly unsightly mechanical switches. With IME, the conductive traces are printed on a flat substrate, and electronic components such as LEDs may be mounted. This is then thermoformed and infilled with injection molding to produce a smooth, decorative component with capacitive touch functionality. These components are up to 70% lighter, take up less space, use fewer parts, and are simpler to produce than the conventional mechanical switches that they often replace. Automotive interiors are the main potential application, but the technology also shows promise for consumer appliances especially given the wipe-clean interface it produces. Within the IME space, there are multiple players developing related technologies, producing components with similar looks and functionalities but slight differences in the manufacturing method to avoid IP conflicts. Here, IDTechEx explore some of the main players and their differing business models, including the recent emergence of a new player: French company Symbiose. - Technology licensing Arguably the most prominent developer of IME technology is Tactotek, based in Finland. Since its inception in 2011, the company has raised almost $100m over multiple funding rounds. Its business model is based around technology transfer and licensing. The company has a pilot / small volume production line in Finland but works with multiple suppliers and OEMs to develop products and manufacturing capabilities using its IP. This strategy is highly scalable but requires a significant commitment from licensees. - In-house manufacturing However, licensing is not the only possible business model. A recent arrival on the IME scene is Symbiose, a French company that spun out of the CEA-LITEN research center. Based in Bordeaux, Symbiose has raised capital to build a factory and is planning to manufacture IME parts in-house. This approach has the benefits of keeping technological know-how under wraps and making quality control more straightforward. Furthermore, Symbiose is will likely be able to serve small volume orders, for companies that do not want to license the technology themselves. - Vertical integration Another player developing IME is E2IP, based in Canada. This company was formed from GGI, and has collaborated extensively with the National Research Council of Canada. Especially notable is its particle-free molecular ink, which promises less decline in resistance when the conductive traces are stretched during thermoforming. E2IP primarily operates a vertically integrated business model, which spans from its molecular ink via design and product development services to component manufacturing. - Hybrid manufacturing In-mold electronics can be regarded as an evolution of in-mold decorating (IMD), a well-established manufacturing approach for making curved decorative surfaces, such as the control panel on the front of washing machine or switchgear in cars – the difference being the introduction of electronics. Given the similarities, IME is an obvious opportunity for established IMD companies. One example is Advanced Decorative Systems (ADS), which supplies parts to the automotive sector amongst others. It has adopted a hybrid approach to IME, in which the conductive traces are deposited prior to thermoforming and injection molding, but the SMD components are not. This strategy ‘de-risks’ the process, since one of the main manufacturing challenges when producing IME parts is maintaining a high yield by ensuring that components such as LEDs are not damaged during the molding process. On the other hand, one of the attractions of IME relative to existing approaches is that integration of electronic and structural functionality reduces the part count, simplifying assembly and reducing weight. - Market overview Despite its benefits, and substantial interest from material suppliers that have developed IME-specific substrates and inks, IME that incorporates electronic components within the molded part has thus far seen limited commercial adoption. However, there are multiple development projects within both the automotive and consumer appliances space. Furthermore, producers of manufacturing equipment such as Arburg are developing equipment for mass production of IME components. As such, IDTechEx forecasts that IME component sales will accelerate from 2023/2024. Furthermore, IDTechEx suggest that the emergence of IME component developer and manufacturer Symbiose is a substantial positive for the IME adoption. Having multiple players, even with slightly different manufacturing processes, within the IME space lends credibility and reduces supply chain risk. Ultimately, IME will be regarded as a mature technology when it is as easy to order an IME circuit as it is to currently order a conventional printed circuit board (PCB), rather than requiring a dedicated product design process as at present. - Market research report This article is based on the recently released IDTechEx report “In-Mold Electronics 2022-2032: Technology, Market Forecasts, Players” which covers both IME and competing technologies for producing decorative capacitive interfaces. It discusses the manufacturing methodologies, material requirements, applications, and challenges in considerable detail. 10-year market forecasts by application sector, expressed as both revenue and IME panel area, are provided, along with the associated material opportunities. Also included are multiple application prototype examples, life cycle analysis of typical IME component, and multiple company profiles based on interviews with early-stage and established companies. Further details and downloadable sample pages can be found at www.IDTechEx.com/IME
Blue Tiger Wins TWICE Picks Award for World’s First Solar-Powered Bluetooth Headset
Blue Tiger USA, the leading provider of communications headsets, announced today that the Solare world’s first solar-powered communications headset has won the coveted TWICE 2022 Picks Awards. Solare provides solar powered communications for hands-free driving and for home and office use. The powerful solar powered Solare headset harvests light from any source – indoor or outdoor – continuously self-charging when exposed to indoor or outdoor light, eliminating the worry about battery life, so you can hear and be heard clearly without the need to ever recharge the headset. Solare Features Patented Solar Technology, 97% Noise Canceling, Military Grade Durability & High-Quality Speaker Technologies Targeted to the demanding needs of road warriors and professionals: truckers, professional drivers, commuters, long distance travelers, customer service reps, home office and office professionals for Zoom conference calls, training/education, and Bluetooth headsets users, the Blue Tiger Solare military-grade Bluetooth headset combines patented solar technology to convert 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 driving and work communications experience. The TWICE Picks Award is an annual program honoring the best and most influential consumer technology of the year. The 2022 TWICE Awards included the editors’ choices of the best products introduced at CES 2022 or launched in 2021, selected based on the impact they’re expected to have on the consumer electronics and retail industries. In addition to the TWICE Award, Solare is also winner of the CES 2022 Innovation Award. - Pricing & Availability The award-winning Solare will be available for pre-order March 2022, shipping beginning of April, available at: https://www.bluetigerheadsets.com/bluetigersolare, priced at $199.99. Press samples will be available for review in February. For more information, see the website at: https://www.bluetigerheadsets.com/bluetigersolare and https://www.bluetigerheadsets.com/