Just Add Power MaxColor 4K60 Series Available for Preorder

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Just Add Power, a leader in AV-over-IP distribution, announced today that its new MaxColor 4K60 Series is now available for preorder. The new award-winning transmitter and receiver provide integrators with an affordable and scalable 4K UHD distribution platform to natively support today’s 4K source content with high frame rates over existing network infrastructures. The highly anticipated products are available for preorder as of today and will begin shipping in early Q1 of 2022.

The MaxColor transmitter and receiver natively support 4K60 from source to screen, allowing end users to play UHD video from the growing number of 4K sources and devices now available. With MaxColor 4K60, video at 12-bit color and 4:4:4 chroma can be distributed over existing Cat5/Cat6 cable, eliminating the expense of upgrading to fiber and buying costly network switches. In addition, the transmitter and receiver support MPEG downstreaming for connected devices, such as a laptop or tablet.

DPA Shines a Spotlight on Next-Gen Broadcast Mics

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DPA Microphones is highlighting its latest microphone solutions, designed to meet the growing live production needs of the broadcast and AV markets. As the rapid adoption of live streaming continues to grow in broadcast applications, speech intelligibility remains at the forefront of all productions. In recognition of the changes in the media landscape, DPA recently released important broadcast mic solutions, the 4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset Microphones, and the 4097 Micro Shotgun Microphone and Interview Kit.

“The pandemic has shown us the true importance of being quickly and easily adaptable to a rapidly changing media landscape,” says Anne Berggrein, vice president, marketing, DPA Microphones A/S. “These new offerings are a direct result of the innovation and forward-thinking response to the industry, and we are excited to call attention to the benefits they provide to the broadcast market.”

Focusrite Once Again Offers Hitmaker Expansion Software/Plug-in Bundle, Now Bigger Than Ever

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Hitmaker Expansion is a software/plug-in bundle originally included free with Focusrite Clarett products in the fall of 2020. Now, Hitmaker Expansion is back, featuring more tools for more interface users, including Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen, Clarett+, Clarett USB and Red. Focusrite Scarlett has already helped make more records than any other range of interfaces in the world, and now anyone can complete their recording studio with this new suite of plug-ins and software.

Create studio quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys and huge drums, then mix and master with iconic Focusrite studio hardware – all in the box with your Scarlett 3rd Gen, Clarett or Red interface. Get inspired and capture ideas with Softube Marshall® Silver Jubilee 2555, Antares Auto-Tune® Access, Brainworx bx_oberhausen and XLN Addictive Keys and Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock Kit. Mix and master with classic studio tools like Relab LX480 Essentials, Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite, Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC and bx_masterdesk.

C2G Expands Performance Series Premium High Speed HDMI Cables

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C2G today announced that the company has expanded its line of C2G Performance Series Premium High Speed HDMI Cables to include a choice of seven different lengths, from 3 feet to 25 feet. They support HDMI 2.0 audio and video signals up to 4K Ultra HD (4096 x 2160) at 60 Hz, plus HDR for higher contrast ratios and more vivid color, and 32 uncompressed digital audio channels for crystal-clear sound. They also support the updated library of Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) commands for control of consumer electronics devices through a single control point, plus connectivity to HDBaseT for long-distance extension of signals over Cat5. These fully functional, high-bandwidth cables are perfect for home theaters, digital signage, conference rooms, classrooms, houses of worship, and a wide range of other commercial applications.

“Our Premium HDMI cables have been tested to deliver the full 18Gbps bandwidth required by the Premium HDMI® Cable Certification Program™,” said Brad Shinkle, product manager, C2G, a brand of Legrand. “They deliver the highest performance and ultra-reliability, enhancing video experiences with higher resolutions and sharper images.”

C2G Introduces Performance Series Ultra Flexible Active High Speed HDMI Cables

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C2G today announced that the company is now offering a complete portfolio of C2G Performance Series Ultra Flexible Active High Speed HDMI Cables. Available in a variety of lengths from 12 feet to 50 feet, these active HDMI cables amplify the signal from the source, to send it over longer distances without degrading the signal. With active HDMI cables, the signal runs in only one direction, so C2G provides distinct, clearly labeled source and display ends (with an additional tag on the source end) to remove any chance of confusion.

The line of cables extends HDMI 2.0 audio and video signals up to 4K Ultra HD (4096 x 2160) at 60 Hz, connecting computers to projectors and monitors, AV presentation furniture or in-wall applications requiring high-speed HDMI features. These fully functional, high-bandwidth cables also support Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) commands for control of consumer electronics devices through a single control point, and support connectivity to HDBaseT for long-distance extension of signals over Cat5. C2G’s Ultra Flexible Active HDMI Cables provide higher quality video for viewing screen content in conference rooms, classrooms, houses of worship, and a wide range of other commercial installations.

Biamp Strengthens Control Portfolio with New Control Panel

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Biamp® a leading supplier of professional audiovisual solutions, today announced the Apprimo Touch 8i, an 8″ touch control panel. The new Apprimo touch panel combines the ease of use and flexibility of a touch panel with an integrated controller from Biamp’s concurrently announced line of Impera control systems, providing streamlined installation and exceptional room control. The Apprimo Touch 8i joins Biamp’s newly introduced line of Apprimo touch interfaces, which offer enhanced flexibility in room control and nearly unlimited options in UI design, making it easy to configure, operate, and manage AV equipment in a wide array of spaces, including performance venues, lecture theaters, conference rooms, classrooms, courts, and more.

“With any new product, our goal is always to make it easy to spec, easy to configure, easy to install, and easy to use,” said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp. “The Apprimo Touch 8i delivers on this goal by combining the flexibility and attractiveness of a touch panel with the power of an integrated controller that excels at simplifying the complex — eliminating the need for external processors, thereby reducing installation time and complexity. The Apprimo Touch 8i is an extraordinary control solution for both customers and integrators.”

Biamp Launches Impera Line of Control Systems

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Biamp® a leading supplier of professional audiovisual solutions, today introduced the Impera family of control systems, resulting from the integration of Biamp’s existing control products with the Neets portfolio following the company’s acquisition in July of this year. Featuring simple configuration-based set up and clear, attractive user interfaces for controlling both Biamp and third-party devices, Impera control systems are an ideal complement to all Biamp installations.

“The Impera family of control solutions is an important and significant expansion of Biamp’s control capabilities that we are thrilled to be presenting to our integrators and end users,” said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp. “Our goal is to provide customers the freedom to choose their favorite audiovisual components to use alongside their Biamp systems and, with the introduction of Impera control systems, operate them all through a comprehensive, integrated control interface. Impera control systems include a suite of keypads with integrated controllers and standalone controllers that offer the easy to use, high-performance Pro AV control technology that Neets was famous for. Impera controllers can also be used in conjunction with Biamp’s newly introduced Apprimo family of touch interfaces to support the need for more sophisticated touch panel rendered control interfaces.”

Biamp Launches Parlé Audio and Video Conferencing Bars

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Biamp® a leading supplier of professional audiovisual solutions, today announced the launch of Parlé™ audio and video conferencing bars, a line of professional-grade audiovisual conferencing solutions for small to medium-sized rooms. Leveraging Biamp’s 40 years of audiovisual expertise, Parlé conferencing bars combine Beamtracking™ microphones, smart loudspeakers, advanced signal processing, an optional 4K camera with auto-framing, and Biamp Launch, the company’s automated deployment and tuning technology, into one plug-and-play speaker bar that delivers a premium conferencing experience.

“The explosion of unified communications deployments across businesses of all sizes has made it essential that all conference rooms are outfitted with high-quality audiovisual technology to ensure the best experience for users — and IT departments are seeking complete meeting room solutions that are easy to set up and simple to use,” said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biamp. “Parlé conferencing bars are groundbreaking in that they incorporate all of Biamp’s latest innovations in audiovisual technology, ensuring the best possible meeting experience for all participants, as well as an incredibly simple set up process that’s as easy as plugging in one cable and pressing the Launch button. The result is a sleek, all-in-one conferencing bar, offering professional-grade performance unmatched in the market.”

Elation announces creative IP65 Proteus Rayzor Edge™ and Blade™ Tilt FX Bars

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The Proteus Rayzor Edge™ and Proteus Rayzor Blade™ are a striking visual combination of linear wash, high-intensity strobe line and SparkLED FX inside a compact IP65 linear fixture design. Envisioned to provide the designer unlimited creative control of powerful colors and high-powered strobe effects from a single unit, they allow unlimited placement in any outdoor and indoor environment, greatly enhancing their capabilities. Protected from dust and water ingress, they are part of Elation’s industry-leading Proteus range of outdoor luminaires, matching colors and SparkLED effects with the popular Proteus Rayzor 760.

Take a sneak peek at the new Proteus Rayzor Edge at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LwhaRdppl8

C2G Now Shipping Performance Series Ultra High Speed HDMI Cables With Ethernet

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C2G today announced that the company’s new Performance Series Ultra High Speed HDMI® cables with Ethernet are now available. Offering high bandwidth to 48Gbps, the cables support all HDMI 2.1 features — including uncompressed 8K at 60Hz and 4K at 120Hz, dynamic HDR, and eARC — making them ideal for high-resolution applications in video production, broadcasting, gaming, and more.

“The Performance Series’ 48Gbps bandwidth allows for higher resolutions, faster refresh rates, and enhanced audio and media features,” said Brad Shinkle, product manager at C2G, a brand of Legrand. “With their support for 8K resolutions — and even 10K for commercial AV applications — the cables deliver an incredibly immersive viewing experience. In addition, with their 4K 120Hz capability, they ensure that ultra-fast motion images from gaming and VR applications are crisp and sharp.”