July 30, 2021
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D&H's Peter Hurley on Driving Opportunities in Pro AV
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D&H's Peter Hurley talks about driving new opportunities in pro AV through collaboration and connection.
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Technology & Trends
Blackmagic Launches Blackmagic Web Presenter 4K
Blackmagic Web Presenter 4K (Blackmagic Design)
The new Blackmagic Web Presenter 4K model combines all the features of Blackmagic Web Presenter HD but upgrades to an H.264 hardware encoder for native Ultra HD resolution streaming. The device features a 12G-SDI input with downconverter, so customers can select to stream in 720p, 1080p HD, or 2160p Ultra HD resolutions.
Full Story: AV Network (7/30) 
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Extron's XPA U 3502 high-performance Energy Star qualified audio power amplifier delivers two 350W channels into 8 ohms or 4 ohms in a 1U, half rack device.
Full Story: AV Network (7/28) 
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tvONE's CORIOmaster video wall processor range can now be controlled by Biamp's Neets product line.
Full Story: AV Network (7/28) 
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Webcast: Reconfiguring the Workplace for Collaboration
Join AV Technology's contributing editor and moderator, Cindy Davis, on August 11, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. ET for an engaging and informative webcast alongside a panel of industry experts for a discussion on the challenges and solutions as the workforce returns to the office—full time or hybrid. Register now.
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Industry News
L-Acoustics Brings Live Music to Sea World San Antonio
Newsboys played SeaWorld San Antonio’s Nautilus Amphitheater on June 20. (L-Acoustics)
LD Systems installed an L-Acoustics A Series audio system at Sea World San Antonio's 3,000-seat Nautilus Amphitheater in record time to welcome park guests with a free live concert series.
Full Story: AV Network (7/29) 
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Geared to technology integrators and design professionals, the tour program includes visits to select CEDIA Expo booths, networking events, and show floor space dedicated to tech and design integration. The aim of the tour is to foster mutually beneficial relationships between design and construction professionals and integrators.
Full Story: AV Network (7/30) 
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The Pro AV Landscape
Matrox's David Chiappini Dies
David Chiappini (Matrox)
Matrox Video announces the unexpected death of executive vice president of research and development on Monday.
Full Story: Sound & Video Contractor (7/29) 
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Distributors have an opportunity to go beyond being a source for products alone as they support the industry, according to Dennis Holzer, executive director of the PowerHouse Alliance.
Full Story: TWICE (7/21) 
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The "Teslas in a tunnel" project opened in June.
Full Story: Radio World (7/29) 
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Samsung will reportedly debut its hybrid screen QD-OLED TV at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. If the price is high, which would limit consumer access, it could signal the brand's technical prowess, writes Henry St Leger.
Full Story: TechRadar (7/27) 
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Our latest issue includes features on freelancing in the AV market, video in education, and upselling customers to grow business, as well as a tech focus on racks and mounts, and streaming in houses of worship.
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Integration Guides
The Integration Guide to Houses of Worship
As houses of worship begin to welcome back their congregations, many are turning to integrators to help them deliver a more impactful and personal in-person experience while continuing to improve the at-home viewing experience many have grown accustomed to during the pandemic.
Full Story: Systems Contractor News (7/6) 
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The Integration Guide to AVoIP
At home, your potential AV over IP clients are sitting down and turning on Netflix. Tomorrow they've got several meetings scheduled over Microsoft Teams, and they'll spend most of the day outside of meetings with Spotify playing for background music. And as increasing numbers of people sign up for services like these, it's becoming a little easier for systems contractors to demonstrate the advantages of AVoIP.
Full Story: Systems Contractor News (6/7) 
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