Magewell to Highlight New Capture, Conversion, and Streaming Solutions at IBC2022

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Video interface and IP workflow innovator Magewell is excited to be gearing up for the long-awaited, in-person return of Europe’s preeminent professional media and entertainment technology exhibition. Appearing in stand 7.A40 at IBC2022 from September 9 to 12 in Amsterdam, the company will showcase capture, conversion, and streaming solutions that seamlessly bridge signals, software, streams, and screens.

Magewell’s video I/O and IP media solutions have become even more crucial for video production and broadcast professionals as they increasingly deploy new remote production models and streaming-centric workflows. Demonstrations of new and recent solutions will include:

Covid, Inc. Supports the Future With 8K HDMI Cable

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Celebrating its 40th year as the premier industry-trusted connectivity supplier, Covid Inc. announced the latest HDMI cable to its vast portfolio, the EC-HD31 8K HDMI non-plenum cable. Backward compatible for 4K/60 4:4:4 resolutions, the new 15-foot high-quality 48-Gbps HDMI cable supports ultra-high-speed 8K@60 (7680×4320) 4:4:4 deep color sampling as well as 8K100/120, 10K50/60, and up to 10K/100/120.

“Those who are ready to take the exciting plunge into the brilliance of 8K are now supported from source to screen,” said Norm Carson, President at Covid, Inc. “This high-performance HDMI cable not only is durable enough to last for years but also has the high-speed bandwidth required for 8K@60. Each and every pixel is delivered as expected!”

BenQ Expands Family of Education Smart Boards With New Health-Centric BenQBoard RM03 Series

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced the release of its new BenQBoard RM03 Series 4K UHD interactive displays for hybrid classrooms and distance learning. The 65″ RM6503, 75″ RM7503, and the 86″ RM8603 smart boards are designed to be an intuitive learning hub that allows teachers to start, manage, and create lessons directly from the display. They feature BenQ’s health-centric ClassroomCare® technology that includes the industry’s only antimicrobial touchscreen and pens to help prevent the spread of germs, EZWrite 6 intuitive collaboration software, InstaShare 2 wireless screen sharing, and IT and administration management tools such as AMS, X-Sign Broadcast digital signage software, and OTA updates.

“We regard the classroom display as the central device in the room where everything should happen — from the access and creation of teacher presentations to student collaboration and sharing to school alerts,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “For more than a decade we have built BenQBoards based on the feedback of teachers, IT staff, and administrators with technology that sets them apart from the most expensive interactive displays on the market. The RM03 Series is the result of that continuous commitment, delivering the classroom’s most robust, intuitive, and feature-rich display yet at a price that allows schools to complete upgrades much faster than projected.”

Wisycom Wireless App Now Available

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Wisycom Srl announces the availability of its new Wisycom App for the Symphony Series wireless microphone system, available for iOS and Android. Accompanying the release of the app are firmware enhancements to the line, which includes the MCR54 four-channel and MCR54-Dual two-channel true-diversity portable receivers, and the MTP60 bodypack transmitter.

“We’re excited to release the app for our Symphony Series users,” said Massimo Polo, Vice President of Sales at Wisycom Srl. “This app brings every critical function of our Symphony devices right into the hands of system operators, improving on the most advanced wireless system available.”

Similar to the Wisycom Manager PC software, the new app allows users to monitor, control and manage Wisycom devices through a Bluetooth 5 long-range connection. Users can remotely change device frequencies, monitor and adjust audio levels, and select channel/group assignments. Advanced features are available to select the transmitter and receiver bandwidth, adjust the transmitter’s RF output power, and toggle recording status.

IHSE USA Now Shipping Draco DPS KVM 4X1 Desktop Switches

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IHSE USA is now shipping its new Draco DPS 4X1 KVM desktop series switches. Offering a wide range of features that makes them among the most flexible 4X1 KVM switches currently available, the OS- and software-agnostic Draco DPS KVM 4X1 desktop switches are designed to allow quick customization to support multiple displays.

“As video standards continue to evolve, such as dual- or quad-head 4K resolutions, integrators must match video hardware with the right type of switch or display management system,” said Dan Holland, marketing manager at IHSE USA. “This complex task is especially difficult when multiple computers need to be accessed at the same workstation area that may be working across different platforms or networks. For users who need to monitor or manage several computers, the DPS 4X1 provides an easy way to access them with a single mouse and keyboard while meeting evolving requirements.”

BenQ Releases Most Secure Wireless Presentation System to Date

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, continues its leadership in the wireless presentation system category with its new ultra-secure InstaShow WDC30. Featuring three layers of wireless protection — Wi-Fi 6 encryption, ISO EAL6+, and FIPS 140-3 — the InstaShow WDC30 is engineered and certified to meet the stringent security requirements of U.S. government agencies, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, and other high-risk enterprises. Users can instantly connect the germ-resistant WDC30 button to their laptop and tap to present sensitive data with stunning, smooth 4K@60fps video output to up to two displays without network logins or software downloads, which can pose network security threats.

“The risk of a cybersecurity attack is multiplying at an alarming rate every year, with an average cost of data breaches to companies worldwide coming in at $3.86 million and sources predicting that $172 billion will be spent on information security this year alone,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “The WDC30 is the first commercially available wireless presentation system to meet FIPS and EAL6 security standards that can help thwart costly and catastrophic cybersecurity events. It’s even more secure than common accounting programs and most networks.”

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.

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.

Vaddio Launches IntelliSHOT-M ePTZ Camera Certified for Microsoft Teams

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Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, today announced its new IntelliSHOT-M ePTZ camera specifically engineered and certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms. The IntelliSHOT-M guarantees a consistent, repeatable, and high-quality Teams experience.

“Vaddio has always been a trusted partner for enterprise-grade solutions,” said Darrin Thurston, vice president and general manager at Vaddio. “As a certified device partner, we ensure customers have a no-compromise Teams experience. Users can confidently and easily start and conduct meetings that achieve the highest camera standards for meetings set by Microsoft right out of the box.”