Just Add Power Celebrates 30 Years With Open House at New Headquarters

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Just Add Power, a leader in AV-over-IP distribution, announced that it will host an open house and facility tour at its headquarters in Seminole, Florida, as part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebration. The event will take place Dec. 5, and include a reception for industry leadership, integrators, dealers, distributors, and members of the trade media.

“While we’ve only moved a few miles up the road, the capabilities our new facility provides for us and our partners are a world apart,” said Ed Qualls, CEO at Just Add Power. “Not only do we offer a ton of free training space for our guests to take advantage of, but we’ve made visiting us in sunny Florida an experience to remember. And for our technical support and engineering teams, the extra space will allow them to better support our customers while continuing to redefine the boundaries of AV-over-IP. We can’t wait for our colleagues and customers to look inside and help us celebrate 30 years of doing business.”

Atlona Expands Omega™ Series with New Two-Input Switcher with USB Hub and USB-C Device Charging

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Atlona has added another versatile yet cost-effective new switcher to its extensive Omega™ Series of AV integration solutions for modern presentation, collaboration, and video conferencing applications. Available immediately, the AT-OME-MH21-CP features HDMI and USB-C inputs, advanced integration capabilities, USB-C device charging, and a built-in USB 3.0 hub for video conferencing peripherals or touch displays.

The OME-MH21-CP combines all of the functionality of Atlona’s popular AT-OME-MH21 switcher with the ability to charge devices such as laptops, tablets, and mobile phones through the new switcher’s USB-C port. “The original OME-MH21 continues to offer a powerful yet cost-effective AV and USB data integration solution for huddle rooms, small meeting spaces, and other gathering areas,” said Paul Krizan, Product Manager at Atlona. “The OME-MH21-CP offers all of the same benefits and adds further value by enabling a presenter or meeting participant to charge their device while seated at the meeting table without additional power supplies or cables.”

Cal State Fullerton’s Titans Athletics Elevates Production With JVC GY-HC900 Broadcast Camera

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When Timothy Jackson joined Cal State Fullerton as Assistant Athletic Director of the Titans Sports Network, he was tasked with continuing to facilitate the growth of the schools’ sports productions for ESPN+. To enhance the Titans’ broadcasts, Jackson added the GY-HC900CHU CONNECTED CAM™ Broadcast Camcorder from JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, to the school’s inventory.

Titan Athletics produces over 120+ broadcasts a year, including Cal State Fullerton’s men’s and women’s soccer and basketball, baseball, softball, water polo and volleyball. Titans’ fans can watch home events and Big West road conference games exclusively on ESPN+. In addition, Cal State Fullerton has built a top-tier production studio to give home viewers a professional-quality production for all games played at Titans Stadium.

C2G Debuts Performance Series High Speed HDMI Active Optical Cables

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C2G today announced its new Performance Series High Speed HDMI Active Optical Cables (AOC). Available in 12 different lengths from 15 feet to up to 300 feet, they’re perfect for applications requiring high-speed HDMI features and video resolutions up to 4K (4096 x 2160) at 60 hertz. Examples include classrooms, meeting rooms, and other commercial applications, as well as high-interference environments such as data centers, surgical theaters, or manufacturing facilities, where high-resolution and consistent displays are critical. The series features support for HDMI 2.0, a plenum-rated jacket, integrated finger grips on the connectors for easy insertion and removal, gripping connector shell for two times greater port retention, gold-plated connectors for increased electrical conductivity and enhanced durability, and directional cable with source connector labeled and tagged to easily differentiate from the labeled display connector.

“Cabling is the foundation of every installation and requires solid, reliable, and powerful solutions that will last for years and years,” said Robert Mays, Associate Product Marketing Manager, C2G, A Brand of Legrand. “We have engineered our HDMI AOCs with quality components to give a robust design and enhanced performance, ideal for installation needs that are beyond the length limitations of standard HDMI copper cabling. In addition, they’re thoroughly tested and are backed by our industry-leading warranty, so installers never have to worry.”

Christ Community Church Unveils EAW® Anna Adaptive Loudspeaker System Upgrade

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Surrounded by the scenic views of Alamogordo, the 800-seat Christ Community Church was struggling to provide quality audio with their aging and original PA. With the decision made to upgrade their system, the task of finding a modern solution capable of delivering great sound evenly to every seat was given to Technical Director Jacob Pierce. With a big assist from industry experts Michael Garrison Associates (MGA), Pierce found the solution he was looking for with a custom Anna and Otto ADAPTive system from Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW®).

The new EAW upgrade consists of a total of 12 Anna loudspeaker arrays, four Otto subwoofers and eight EAW JF8 2-way loudspeakers. The eight JF8’s are used as front fill speakers and are spread out evenly from the back of the platform in a trapezoidal pattern. The new EAW ADAPTive PA system is run through an Allen & Heath dLive console.

elektraLite Illuminates the Message at the 2022 Experience Conference

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When church worship leaders, praise teams, pastors, worship musicians and their tech teams need to know what’s new and share their knowledge and concerns about how technology can best help communicate their message, there’s nothing like the Experience Conference. Held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida this year, the annual event hosts hundreds of leaders from around the country and across denominational lines at what has become one of the largest creative arts and worship conferences in America. There, they can connect in community with one another and become better equipped with key communications and entertainment resources.

This year, EC22, as it was known, saw a diverse lineup of familiar Christian speakers and musicians, including Contemporary Christian music megastar Chris Tomlin, Cody Carnes, Jonathan Traylor, Chidima Ubah (from Passion City Church), We Are Messengers, TaRanda Greene, Chris Brown (Elevation Worship), Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, David Leonard, DOE, and more. They also experienced some pretty amazing lighting effects, courtesy of AE Global Media, which brought state-of-the-art elektraLite fixtures as part of the audio, video, and lighting systems it deployed at the event. Specifically, a dozen elektraLite Stingray Variable White (VW) Profiles were used as broadcast key lights, 16 elektraBar linear strip fixtures were purposed as vibrantly colorful “eye candy” set pieces, and eight 30,000+ lumen output Audience Blinder warm lights instantly got attendees on their feet and into the mood.

Luke Combs Spotlights Follow-Me

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When Luke Combs finally hit the road again for his What You See is What You Get tour in 2021, he was happy to be back in the spotlight after the collapse of his 2020 tour due to the pandemic. But this time, the spotlight will be a Follow-Me 3D Six system, which is being supplied by Special Event Services (SES) of Mocksville, NC, and Nashville, TN.

Jeff Cranfill, Vice President of SES, chose the Follow-Me system, and he said that the first thing that caught his attention about it was that it could be used with any DMX moving light. “That’s going to be a huge advantage,” he said.

L-Acoustics A10 Creates an Experience for Church of the Highlands

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Since its founding in 2001 by pastor Chris Hodges and a core group of 34 people, the growth of Church of the Highlands has been nothing short of astounding. In that time, the multi-site megachurch has grown to two dozen campus locations, mostly in central Alabama and centered around Birmingham. In the process, it has become the second-largest church in the United States, with an average of over 43,000 attendees each week.

Now, its newest location, a 1,000-seat church on the former site of Gibson Elementary School in Birmingham’s Woodlawn neighborhood, reflects one of the ways that Church of the Highlands has expanded so quickly and seamlessly: the church’s AVL crew is a technologically savvy group of folks. Opened in September, Church of the Highland’s team installed a new L-Acoustics A10 sound system themselves using a design from the L-Acoustics Soundvision software. Backstage Productions LLC, the local AV systems integrator who sold the system, and BJ Shaver, L-Acoustics Director of Sales, Americas, provided valued help and input for the design of the new system install.

Vantage Lighting Fixture Alliance Grows With Lucifer Lighting

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Legrand’s lighting control brand Vantage has strengthened its lighting fixture alliance with new member Lucifer Lighting. Known for designing and engineering high-quality, unobtrusive architectural lighting fixtures, Lucifer Lighting illuminates the world’s most beautiful spaces. The company’s lighting fixtures are created with a deep understanding of architecture and design that pairs beautifully with Vantage’s LHUMAN Human Centric Lighting (HCL) solution. Together, they offer a comprehensive and beautiful lighting design and user experience that is ideal for any new residential construction, remodel, or redecorating project.

“Lucifer Lighting accentuates the beautiful details in a home and creates an inspirational environment,” said Dave Keller, Business Development, Legrand Residential Shading & Controls. “As part of our alliance, designers and installers are well supported to create high-impact lighting designs with Lucifer’s lighting fixtures along with our elegant and intelligent control options that add to the experience.”

Digital Nirvana Connects MetadataIQ Directly to Avid Media Composer and MCCUX Through New API Support

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Digital Nirvana, a provider of leading-edge media monitoring and metadata generation services, today announced that MetadataIQ, its SaaS-based tool that automatically generates speech-to-text and video intelligence metadata, now supports Avid CTMS APIs. As a result, video editors and producers can now use MetadataIQ to extract media directly from Avid Media Composer or Avid MediaCentral Cloud UX (MCCUX) rather than having to connect with Avid Interplay first. This capability will help broadcast networks, postproduction houses, sports organizations, houses of worship, and other Avid users that do not have Interplay in their environments to benefit from MetadataIQ.

Previously, only Avid Interplay users were able to employ MetadataIQ to extract media and insert speech-to-text and video intelligence metadata as markers within an Avid timeline. Now, all Avid Media Composer/MCCUX users will be able to do this. They will also be able to:
• Ingest different types of metadata, such as speech to text, facial recognition, OCR, logos, and objects, each with customizable marker durations and color codes for easy identification of metadata type.
• Submit files without having to create low-res proxies or manually import metadata files into Avid Media Composer/MCCUX.
• Automatically submit media files to Digital Nirvana’s transcription and caption service to receive the highest quality, human-curated output.
• Submit data from MCCUX into Digital Nirvana’s Trance product to generate transcripts, captions, and translations in-house and publish files in all industry-supported formats.