VuWall Expands PAK Video Wall Node Family

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VuWall, a technology leader in video wall control systems and unified visualization solutions, is expanding its award-winning, cost-effective, and scalable PAK™ video wall processing appliance family with a new model, the PAK 20. Featuring the same hardware as the existing PAK 10 model, PAK 20 supports two 1920×1080@60Hz outputs or one 3840×2160@60Hz output, along with multi-format decoding. Now integrators can deploy the PAK appliance that suits their project’s requirements, from the PAK 10 featuring one 1920×1080@60Hz output to the PAK 40 providing up to four HDp60 outputs.

“Not every video wall installation is the same, nor do they demand the same support,” said Mark Schmidt, chief technology officer of VuWall. “Due to the overwhelming popularity of PAK and its successful launch, we decided to add granularity to our product line to meet the output requirements of our client’s projects more accurately and bring even more cost-savings to their deployments to offer more cost-effective solutions without compromising on performance.”

DiGiCo Announces New Software Update for S-Series Consoles

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DiGiCo is delighted to announce the release of its latest Version 3.0 software update, dramatically increasing the processing power of its small-footprint, cost-effective S-Series consoles. Version 3.0 offers an optional software expansion that significantly increases the channel count from 48 to 60 flexi channels and 24 flexi busses, turning S-Series consoles into an S21+ or an S31+.

V3.0 includes two new Master buss configurations: LCR (Left Center Right) or LRM (Left Right Mono), providing additional control on the channels over the LCR blend or the LRM Mono Gain. LCR or LRM are ideal for running an expanded speaker setup or sending out a mono mix alongside your stereo mix. And increasing the Master buss size doesn’t introduce any compromises: you still have access to all your busses and channels.

TWIST IST Ties the Knot With JVC Professional Video

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Since 1997, TWIST Integration Solutions Technology (TWIST IST) has been supplying the professional broadcast markets of Houston and the surrounding areas with AV integrations for optimum performance. When presented with the opportunity to manage the audio and video installation at a new wedding facility for Word of Restoration International Church (WORIC), TWIST IST Vice President Scott Cantrell knew he needed to integrate high-quality, flexible and budget-friendly cameras. To satisfy these requirements, Cantrell turned to JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation.

While planning the AV integration for the dedicated marriage space, which includes a chapel and reception hall, Cantrell selected two GY-HC900 CONNECTED CAM™ camcorders, each with a 20x lens and seven-inch JVC ProHD on-camera viewfinder monitor, as well as four KY-PZ100 PTZ cameras. Cantrell and his team also designed a new central control room/studio, which features a JVC DT-N21H ProHD Broadcast Studio LCD monitor, along with the RM-LP250M and RM-LP100 Remote Control Panels, to manage the GY-HC900 and PTZ cameras, respectively.

The Church For All Nations Solves Wireless Challenges With Components From RF Venue

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The Church For All Nations in Colorado Springs, CO, had a problem. Actually, they had a multifaceted problem: its RF wireless microphone and IEM systems were experiencing regular dropouts and signal fades during services and even rehearsals. The RF products the church was employing, such as antennas and combiners, were not working effectively – or at all, in some instances – and the church’s own knowledge base was shaky on the complex topic of RF management. Luckily, a set of online resources from RF Venue got the church’s technical personnel on the right track, leading to a more knowledgeable staff and eventually an updated system of RF Venue components.

“RF has gotten progressively harder and harder to deal with in the last few years,” says David Cowart, an associate pastor at Church For All Nations and occasionally its sound mixer, a role he shares with several other staff there. Citing the loss of spectrum over the last decade-plus as the FCC has auctioned off frequencies in the key areas used by wireless microphones, Cowart found in that time that even many AV systems integrators, who were otherwise savvy and knowledgeable when it came to most audio and video systems, had significant gaps in their understanding of RF.

Modular NX1™ Console System From Obsidian Offers Complete ONYX Lighting Control Experience

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Following a successful launch at the Prolight + Sound tradeshow in Germany in April, Obsidian Control Systems is pleased to announce availability of the NX1™, an ultra-compact yet full-featured lighting controller designed to handle a huge variety of shows using the intuitive ONYX™ lighting control platform. The NX1 also features an expandable playback wing (NX P™) along with a 10-digit keypad (NX K™) that combined with the NX1 creates an even more powerful and flexible console.

Designed for smaller to medium projects where an intuitive console is needed without a PC, the NX1 will be valued by rental companies and the mobile lighting programmer alike. The NX1 joins the compact yet fully-integrated NX2™ and Obsidian’s flagship NX4™ under the ONYX lighting control platform.

Riedel Intercom System Delivers Reliability and Clear Communications for the Royal Shakespeare Company

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Riedel Communications today announced that the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has deployed a new Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom network and Bolero wireless intercom system at its main auditorium: the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. To manage live performances of plays by Shakespeare, his contemporaries, and living artists at the 1,018-seat theater, the Riedel solutions replaced an existing wired, two-ring intercom system.

“In choosing a new intercom system, our main priorities were reliability, sound quality, and ease of use. We tried another wireless system without success, and after looking at a variety of other solutions, Riedel was an easy choice,” said Jeremy Dunn, Head of Sound for the RSC. “As soon as it was safe for the Riedel team to enter our theater after the COVID lockdown, the company quickly conducted a site survey, compiled a system design, and performed a smooth installation despite supply chain issues. The system was up and running in time for our next show and has been performing exceptionally ever since.”

James Suit Rejoins ACT Entertainment in NYC Metro Sales

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ACT Entertainment is happy to announce that James Suit has rejoined the company’s regional sales team for the New York City Metro area. Previously, he had served as Northeast Regional Sales Manager for the brands distributed by ACT.

“We’re very excited to have James back on-board and to take advantage of the expertise, values and skills that make him such a good fit for the ACT team,” says Doug Mekanik, ACT Entertainment Director of Sales.

VuWall PAK Video Wall Node Wins Best of Show Award at InfoComm 2022

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VuWall, a technology leader in video wall control systems and unified visualization solutions, took home Sound & Video Contractor’s InfoComm 2022 Best of Show award for its PAK™, an innovative solution for deploying and managing modular video walls in AV-over-IP environments. The judging panel included CTS-certified technology managers, integrators and consultants who evaluated the PAK during the show. The product was previously honored as a Best of Show winner at ISE 2022 by AV Technology magazine.

“We developed PAK to solve the greatest video wall installation challenges,” said Maryse Montagne, vice president of sales at VuWall. “From reducing hardware, cabling and man hours to boosting reliability and scalability, it ensures faster deployment times and greater profitability for installers. We’re delighted that SVC’s judges saw just how evolutionary PAK is for reshaping video wall projects.”

IPS Taps LynTec to Support the Massive Lighting Install at FirstBank Amphitheater

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LynTec, a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, is providing simple, web-enabled, on/off power control and monitoring for FirstBank Amphitheater’s concession and perimeter lighting and future broadcast studio. Integrated Production Solutions (IPS) installed LynTec’s patented RPC Breaker Panels, RPCR Relay Panel, and XPC Series XRS 20 Rack Sequencer to ensure the proper power up and shut down of the venue’s incredible lighting system and other audio and video components.

“This isn’t like leaving one light on in your restroom,” said Bryan Levy, project manager for IPS. “With a project this big, it’s 97 lights in the restroom. If you have hundreds of fixtures, do you want to wonder if you’ve got everything off after everyone’s gone home? With LynTec, you can log into the interface from anywhere, click a button to shut everything down, and call it a day.”