April 23, 2021
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Equality and Diversity Matter
By Megan A. Dutta
We've all heard the saying, "If you can see me, you can be me," but imagine the converse, working in an industry where people in power don't look like you. (You may not even have to imagine.) Many AV professionals find themselves in that situation today, although there is the potential for great change on the horizon as we strive for diversity of thought, gender, race, abilities, and more.
Full Story: Systems Contractor News (4/19) 
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Technology & Trends
Nureva HDL200 Certified for Barco ClickShare Conference
Nureva has announced that its HDL200 audio conferencing system is now certified for the Barco ClickShare Conference wireless presentation and conferencing solution. The HDL200 joins the HDL300 and Dual HDL300 systems, which also received certification in December 2020.
Full Story: AV Network (4/20) 
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NewTek's 3Play 3P2 features include increased inputs, sharable playlists, pan-and-scan areas of interest, built-in NewTek NDI Telestrator capabilities, clip publishing, and more, giving sports producers more capacity and opportunity to maximize the value and impact of live content as it plays out.
Full Story: AV Network (4/20) 
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Industry News
Konftel has earned an official Climate Neutral certification for the second year in a row; the company says it was the first in the collaboration devices sector to earn the certification.
Full Story: AV Network (4/21) 
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Just Add Power - who delayed the grand opening of its new Seminole, FL headquarters due to COVID-19 - has been supporting local nonprofit organizations during the pandemic by allowing them to use the facility's multipurpose room as a training and meeting space.
Full Story: AV Network (4/23) 
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The Pro AV Landscape
Sound designer Gareth Fry has been using d&b audiotechnik systems on live stage productions of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child around the world.
Full Story: Pro Sound News (4/14) 
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Here's the sizzle reel for the latest addition to Samsung's swank home theater lineup, which already includes The Frame, The Sero, and The Terrace.
Full Story: Sound & Video Contractor (4/14) 
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Inspired by the outdoors, Furrion's outdoor televisions offer an excellent viewing experience, and are also built to last featuring a weatherproof design that withstands some of the harshest conditions.
Full Story: TWICE (4/14) 
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In our latest issue, we look at the importance of virtual events at a time when live events are challenging or impossible. We feature an examination of AV as a Service, a profile of digital signage at Iceland's national theater, and an analysis of the upsides of interactive displays.
Full Story: Systems Contractor News (4/1) 
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Integration Guides
The Integration Guide to Esports
As anyone charged with producing a live event for broadcast knows, creating an engaging experience for both the in-venue audience and remote viewers is a primary goal. While producing an esports event has its own challenges, it also provides producers with opportunities they wouldn't have with traditional sports. But to take advantage of them, you have to be able to tell a compelling story.
Full Story: Systems Contractor News (3/29) 
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The Integration Guide to Video Walls
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on how people interact with physical spaces, clients are looking to incorporate touch-free interactivity into video walls, bringing greater attention to recent technological innovations.
Full Story: Systems Contractor News (2/24) 
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