LynTec Announces Q-SYS Control Plugin for Web-Enabled Power Control Solutions

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LynTec, a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, announced the availability of the new QSC Q-SYS™ Platform control plugin for LynTec web-enabled control solutions, including the patented RPC controllable AVL circuit breaker panel, RPCR AV and lighting control relay panel, XPC and NPAC rack-mounted circuit control solutions, as well as the new LCP lighting control panelboard and Narrow Profile panelboards. With this plugin, all the capabilities and options that are available within LynTec’s browser-based GUI can be controlled through Q-SYS.

“As we’ve watched Q-SYS become one of the most widely adopted platforms for a variety of large venues and facilities, our customers have continued to ask for a plugin for our panels,” says Mark Bishop, President of LynTec. “After two years of development and rigorous testing, we’re excited to release this simple, preprogrammed plugin that integrates into the Q-SYS Ecosystem. It offers all the value and capabilities our web-enabled AVL power control products are known for while further simplifying setup and streamlining management for operators, tech managers, and IT professionals who already rely on Q-SYS.”


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JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, unveils three new PTZ Remote Cameras. The new 4K KY-PZ400NW/NB and HD KY-PZ200NW/NB cameras provide optimal streaming image quality and performance for remote production over the internet and are equipped with NDI®|HX and SRT streaming, H.265/H.264/MJPEG encoding and VITC (Vertical Interval Timecode) multi-camera synchronization technologies. A third option, the new HD KY-PZ200W/B, provides an economical solution, sans NDI®|HX. All camera models are available in black or white variations to best match the ambience of the venue/project.

“This new camera line marks many firsts for us at JVC, including our first PTZ camera to feature 4K streaming as well as our first PTZ with NDI®|HX and SRT,” says Joe D’Amico, Vice President, JVC Professional Video. “With integrated NDI®|HX technology from Vizrt Group, the JVC PTZ cameras now offer a high-quality, low-latency IP video transmission standard that is ideal for streaming in an ever-evolving media landscape. We are excited to provide this functionality in our new 4K and HD PTZ production cameras and look forward to the creative streaming possibilities it will provide our users.”

Navori Labs Brings Second-Generation Media Player Dongle to Market

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Navori Labs announces the immediate availability of StiX 3700, its second-generation, ultra-compact Android digital signage media player dongle. Following the first-generation StiX 3500––dubbed “the tiniest professional media player for digital signage––the StiX 3700 offers exceptional performance for its size, and features the best components for fast and sophisticated rendering of high-resolution content.

The StiX 3700 democratizes hardware media players, providing a near-immediate return on investment at half the price of most media players. It is a perfect complement to software media players, such as System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions, that lack the advanced feature sets and versatility of hardware players.

Roland Offers Free Piano Lessons Powered by Pianote

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Following a record-breaking year for piano sales, Roland, a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, announces its partnership with Pianote, offering three months of free online piano lessons to users across the U.S. and Canada. Whether it’s looking to hone piano skills or pick up the instrument for the first time, owners of qualifying Roland pianos* will get unlimited access to everything inside Pianote – from step-by-step lessons to detailed song tutorials, access to live lessons, and support from real piano teachers.

The pandemic brought a boom in music instrument sales. According to Pattern, a global ecommerce company, pianos, which are the most commonly played instrument in America, saw one of the biggest surges (+32%) among musical instrument sales during the first few months of the pandemic in 2020. Both Pianote and Roland experienced strong growth, with Pianote doubling its memberships in the past year and members spending more time on average (+20.14%) engaging with the platform. Roland had a record-breaking year as well, with keyboard sales up 60% in 2021. Its piano models have been selling exceptionally well during the last 12 months, with Roland’s award-winning FP-30 ($699.99) being a standout among them. Roland introduced the FP-30’s replacement model in January, the FP-30X ($749.99), which is receiving a record number of orders and is expected to be one of Roland’s best-selling pianos, ever.

Streaming Success Starts With the Camera

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Live steaming of worship services over the internet is far from entirely new to Houses of Worship, but has taken on a vastly new level of significance for them in recent months. Streaming was already a growing part of many churches’ initiatives to expand their ministries and connect with members unable to attend in person, but the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on in-person gatherings have thrust online video delivery into the spotlight.

When choosing technical solutions for live streaming, a lot of attention is focused on the streaming encoder and delivery platform such as a CDN or social media channel – the last steps in the chain before the content reaches viewers. The cameras at the start of the chain are sometimes almost taken for granted but make a huge difference to both the quality of the results and operational considerations. Lower-end options ranging from smartphones and DSLRs to PTZ cameras and camcorders may seem attractive for their low cost, but broadcast-class cameras can significantly improve the look of your streams – as well as IMAG when congregants return to the sanctuary – and are more affordable than you might think.

BenQ Expands Lineup of Classroom Interactive Displays With Entry-Level Cloud-Based Models

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, is bringing the power of cloud connectivity to the forefront of classroom learning to support remote and hybrid environments with the new, affordable RE Series interactive displays. Available in 65-inch, 75-inch, 86-inch, and 98-inch models, the RE series incorporates the same intuitive, feature-rich EZWrite cloud whiteboard software and InstaShare wireless screen sharing system as the award-winning RP Series raved about by teachers. Educators simply tap to teach with all the tools they need right at their fingertips to make learning a positive, engaging experience and build future-ready, successful students.

“When we introduced our education interactive displays over nine years ago, we designed a collaboration solution that was based on years of feedback gathered from teachers, students, and school IT and technology staff,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “The RM and RP Series solved the user, connectivity, and collaboration challenges they experienced with traditional whiteboards — from glitchy touchscreens and limited collaboration and content capabilities to zero asset and software management and maintenance features. As we enter an all-new era of learning, we have continued to listen to the education community. The RE Series furthers our commitment to responding to these needs with features and capabilities that are ready to support the new dynamics in today’s hybrid classrooms.”

Analog Way Launches Next-Generation Picturall™ Mark II Media Servers

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Analog Way, world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative image processing systems is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its next generation of Linux-based media servers: the Picturall™ Mark II series. Entirely engineered around a new, extremely robust and powerful professional hardware platform, the new Picturall™ Mark II series delivers outstanding performance for supporting large-scale events and installations from a single server unit while offering ease of use and rock-solid reliability at affordable prices.

The new line replaces the current Picturall media servers and includes four products: Picturall Pro Mark II, Picturall Quad Mark II, Picturall Quad Compact Mark II and Picturall Twin Compact Mark II.

PreSonus Studio One 5.3 Adds Major New Features

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PreSonus® has released Studio One® 5.3, the latest version of its award-winning recording and production software (DAW). The second update in less than three months, version 5.3 adds major new features for scoring, creative production, live performance, and general workflow, many in response to feedback from Studio One users and PreSonus Sphere members.

With the addition of musical symbols playback in Studio One 5.3 Professional, composers working in Score View or Piano View can now connect musical symbols and dynamic markings to Sound Variations, which were introduced in version 5.2. Musical symbols playback works with any orchestral library that features corresponding articulations. A new tab in the Sound Variations mapping editor enables mapping symbols to Sound Variations using simple, intuitive drag-and-drop or by auto-mapping based on the Sound Variation names of the currently-selected instrument. A new Musical Symbols lane for the Note Editor lets you view symbols and Sound Variation events side-by-side. Apply musical symbols in either the Note Editor or the Score View, and they will render accurately in both. Output mapping of Sound Variations has been extended to include MIDI channel information as part of the activation sequence, enabling virtual instruments such as Native Instruments’ Kontakt to address specific articulations.

Sharp NEC Display Solutions Introduces E Series dvLED

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions, a global leader in the projector and display market, today announced the availability of its E Series to its dvLED portfolio. The E Series offers a wide array of available pixel pitches, from 1.2 mm to 1.8 mm, and is ideal for indoor installations in corporate, education and House of Worship environments for customers looking to upgrade current digital signage.

dvLED walls offer larger, brighter images compared to single LCD display options, and can be built in virtually any configuration. Like building blocks, dvLED solutions are able to be built to fit a specific space or purpose, and are designed without seams for one continuous image.

Awash With Color – Introducing ADJ’s Versatile New LED-Powered Moving Head Wash

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The latest addition to ADJ’s popular Focus Series of LED-powered professional moving head luminaires is the Focus Wash 400. This dedicated wash fixture combines a potent color mixing LED light engine with a Fresnel lens and motorized zoom mechanism to create a versatile soft-edged beam with an even field and high CRI. The perfect wash companion to the existing Focus Series spot and beam fixtures, the new Focus Wash 400 is ideal for illuminating all kinds of stages and performance spaces, both for live and broadcast audiences.

At the heart of the Focus Wash 400 is a powerful 400-Watt six-in-one LED light source, which combines red, green, blue, amber, cyan and lime LED chips to offer unrivalled color mixing for stage-based applications. This LED engine configuration allows for a CRI in excess of 90, as well as excellent white light output across a range of color temperatures. The light source also offers a high CRI R9 rating of 87.3, meaning that it is capable of effectively illuminating saturated red subjects, which has been traditionally problematic for LEDs. In addition, the LED engine boasts an impressive 50,000-hour average life expectancy, effectively removing the need for lamp replacements.