PreSonus Celebrates with AudioBox USB 96 25th Anniversary Edition

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As part of celebrating 25 years of designing and manufacturing innovative, high-quality recording and live sound products, PreSonus® has released a special 25th Anniversary Edition of its best-selling AudioBox USB® 96 audio interface. The new version of this already classic 2-in, 2-out audio interface records at up to 24-bit, 96 kHz and looks as great as it sounds, with a sleek new black enclosure.

Bus-powered and built to travel, the AudioBox USB 96 offers two front-panel combo mic/instrument inputs with Class A microphone preamps—ideal for singer/songwriters, podcasters, live streaming, and guitar or guitar-bass collaborations. A mix control lets you control the level between the input signal and computer playback, without hearing annoying delays. You also get a pair of balanced line-level outputs; an ultra-loud, crystal-clear headphone output; and MIDI I/O. And with its heavy-duty steel chassis, the AudioBox USB 96 can take a serious pounding and remain completely reliable.

TVU Networks’ New Feature for Social Production Enables Real-time Virtual Communication and Interaction Among Production Crew and Talent

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TVU Networks, a technology and market leader in IP and cloud based live video solutions, today announced the introduction of Partyline, a groundbreaking development for social production. With Partyline, call participants can achieve a unique level of communication and interaction from remote locations as though they were in the same physical studio while producing live and pre-recorded programming. Partyline enables production personnel, talent and tools to collaborate remotely in real time with full HD video quality and perfectly synchronized audio and video. Partyline is making its debut as an integrated part of award-winning TVU Producer, a simple and scalable cloud-based solution for broadcast quality production and will also be incorporated within the TVU ecosystem for use with other TVU solutions.

The recorded  webinar introducing Partyline as a part of TVU Producer and demonstrating its capabilities is availabkle at the TVU website.

News from Clear-Com: FreeSpeak Edge is Now Shipping!

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Clear-Com® is excited to announce FreeSpeak Edge™ is now shipping, following extensive field tests and final engineering testing to ensure the most robust and capable product possible. The latest addition to the industry leading FreeSpeak™ family of digital wireless intercom solutions, FreeSpeak Edge is the most advanced wireless intercom system, delivering the best audio quality and enhanced performance in some of the most exacting live performance environments. The system gives users more control and configuration options, thanks to advanced frequency coordination capabilities and intuitive design features in the system’s transceivers and beltpacks.

Built from the ground up, FreeSpeak Edge is the result of extensive feedback from existing FreeSpeak II® power users and exhaustive field tests across applications including sports stadiums, live events, military installations and broadcast facilities. Final testing efforts resulted in an impressive IP54 rating for the beltpack, ensuring that it could withstand harsh production environments.

Visix Unveils Voice-Activated Room Sign

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Visix Touch10 meeting room signs now support a voice user interface which gives instant access to schedules, floor maps, directions and other useful content by simply speaking to the room sign. This is the latest solution from Visix to offer hands-free interactivity.

Touch10 room signs are powered by the company’s AxisTV Signage Suite content management system, which lets users show schedules, media playlists and interactive content on room signs mounted outside any shared space. The software’s recently released Voice Recognizer Widget (VRW) takes advantage of the built-in speech recognition engine for Windows 10 and can be easily configured to let Touch10 room signs respond to voice requests.

Pliant® Technologies Announces New V1.8 Firmware Update for its CrewCom® Intercom System

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Pliant Technologies announces the release of its version 1.8 firmware update for all CrewCom wireless intercom systems and devices. This new V1.8 firmware offers several significant improvements, including refined communications for network devices, and provides an overall enhanced user experience for Pliant’s CrewCom customers.

The 1.8 firmware update includes a new group management feature in CrewWare and a new two-level user rights feature. With a roaming bias option for CrewCom Radio Packs as well as the ability to connect/disconnect configured CrewCom devices without power-cycling the system, the 1.8 firmware update offers improved battery monitoring for the system’s devices. Additionally, the 1.8 firmware does not require users to power cycle remote devices when power cycling the system’s Control Unit. The firmware update also adds mixed band options on 900MHz transceivers and enables use of GPO relays.

MXL Microphones’ AC-44 Shipping Worldwide

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MXL Microphones, a leading manufacturer of consumer and professional audio products, is  shipping its AC-44 Miniature USB Conferencing Microphone to customers around the world, starting July 21. With a compact footprint, MXL’s AC-44 is an ideal microphone solution for a range of applications that require pristine audio capture, including web conferencing, telemedicine, huddle spaces, classrooms and more. It can also be incorporated into OEM applications.

“Offering crystal clear speech intelligibility, the AC-44 removes the barriers that unclear audio creates,” says Trevor Fedele, Director of Sales at MXL Microphones. “In just a short time since announcing the AC-44, the mic has won many prestigious industry awards, taking home ‘Best of Show’ honors in the audio-conferencing category at major trade shows, including ISE and InfoComm. With the strong feedback that we’ve received from industry professionals, we are even more excited to get the AC-44 into the hands of our customers.”

Marshall Unveils Two New Zoom Block Cameras

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Marshall Electronics announces the release of its CV420-18X and CV355-10X zoom block cameras, one with an impressive 12.4 million pixels designed into a 1/1.7” 4K sensor and one with 2.5 million pixels with 1/2.8” covering the HD range in a very compact design. Both cameras are designed with the latest in sensor technology and are refined to meet the highest in broadcast and AV standards.

The CV420-18X features a compact 18X optical (3X digital) zoom block and flexible 12GSDI/HDMI simultaneous outputs with crystal clear 4K images up to 4096x2160p at 60fps, while the CV355-10X features 10X optical (12X digital) zoom block and flexible 3GSDI/HDMI simultaneous outputs with clear HD images up to 1920×1080 at 60fps. The CV355-10X replaces the existing CV350-10X camera and improves on every measure of performance.

System T Next Generation V3.0 Release Evolves AoIP Routing, Management And Security For Broadcast Audio Production

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The latest System T broadcast platform release from Solid State Logic addresses many of the ongoing IP and security challenges within modern audio production. With expanded AoIP integration providing direct console routing control for ST2110-30 and AES67 streams, and a major embedded operating system upgrade, broadcasters can embrace remote production and increased IP expansion and connectivity with confidence.

This latest release provides new functionality across the whole System T console range including the S500, S500m, S300 and TCR, and builds on previous enhancements including NGA and immersive audio, and DAW and dynamic automation aimed at entertainment programming and events.

Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Advanced Panels

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Blackmagic Design today announced the all new ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel and the ATEM 4 M/E Advanced Panel. A new family of elegantly designed hardware control panels designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM Advanced Panels are large enough so the user has dedicated controls for the largest ATEM switchers. Features included up to 4 M/Es, up to 24 separate LCDs for custom button labels, 4 separate system control LCDs, 4 T‑bar fader controls and much more! The new panel design allows both desktop use or inset mounting for a perfectly flat control surface!

ATEM Advanced Panels are available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide from US$5,995.

Four Complete Biamp Conference Room Bundles Certified for Microsoft Teams

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Biamp, a leading supplier of professional audiovisual solutions, today announced that four new conference room audio bundles have been certified for Microsoft Teams, enabling customers to enjoy a complete Biamp audio solution as part of their Microsoft Teams Rooms in medium and large meeting spaces. Each bundle includes Parlé Beamtracking microphones for the tabletop or ceiling, along with all the audio equipment needed to build an outstanding audio experience in Teams Rooms-equipped spaces with zero cable termination and automatic room deployment and configuration.

“Biamp’s new bundles certified for Microsoft Teams lets users enjoy the extraordinary audio quality Biamp is known for with full confidence they meet Microsoft’s stringent requirements for Teams Rooms compatibility and performance,” said Joe Andrulis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Biamp. “These complete solutions make getting crystal clear communications faster and more efficient than ever for enterprises using Teams Rooms — even in large and challenging meeting spaces.”