Legrand | AV to Demonstrate Range of Solutions at 2022 TD Synnex Inspire Conference

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Legrand | AV will demonstrate its portfolio of connectivity, infrastructure, networking, and conferencing solutions at the 2022 TD Synnex Inspire Conference, Oct. 5-8 in Greenville, South Carolina. The conference’s mission is to inspire attendees with insights to navigate the new IT ecosystem. In the first joint IT channel event for the brands of Legrand | AV, attendees will be inspired by tried-and-true products from C2G, Chief, Da-Lite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, and Vaddio.

“We are excited to be at the TD Synnex Inspire conference,” said Steve Durkee, President of Legrand | AV. “It’s the inaugural conference for TD Synnex, bringing together two incredible distribution partners. It’s also our first IT channel event where we’ll showcase our full lineup of infrastructure, connectivity, and collaboration solutions all together. The theme of our booth is ‘Be Seen. Be Heard.’ Attendees will see that theme played out with our focus on hybrid conferencing.”

DPA Microphones Spotlights Live Sound Miking Solutions at AES New York 2022

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DPA Microphones will showcase its esteemed studio and live sound microphone solutions at the 2022 AES New York Show (Booth 328). Designed to deliver DPA’s renowned crystal-clear, natural audio, these mics are ideal for any audio professional working in the live production sphere, as well as in the studio. Offering both instrument and vocal mics for a variety of applications, attendees can view DPA’s newly released 4055 Kick Drum Microphone alongside the company’s 2028 Vocal Microphone. The company will also highlight its 4006 and 4011 Pencil Microphones and 4099 Instrument Microphones, which all perform equally well at home in-studio and on-stage.

“With live performances back and better than ever, we are looking forward to sharing some beloved favorites and brand-new solutions at AES New York,” says Christopher Spahr, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, DPA Microphones, Inc. “These mics hit multiple aspects of live sound, offering a well-rounded solution for audio techs and engineers alike, while also allowing artists to recreate the clarity and nuance of their studio recordings on stage.”

BenQ Shapes the Future of Education With New RP03 Series Smart Boards

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced the addition of the new 4K Education Premium RP03 Series smart boards to the company’s BenQ Board family. Encouraging active participation in class while protecting student and teacher health, the 65”, 75”, and 86” RP03 interactive models feature one-tap NFC log-in to instantly load lesson materials; interactive teaching tools for more hands-on lessons; germ-resistant screen, pen, and remote; array microphones, 16W speakers, and 16W Dolby Digital Plus surround sound for lesson clarity in class and online; InstaShare wireless screen sharing; and new Eyesafe® technology for reducing blue light emissions. It’s also the first display from BenQ to include an air ionizer.

“The classroom holds the future, and it’s important that teachers, staff, and students have the tools and the protection to make learning effortless, whether it’s happening in person or online,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “The RP03 BenQ Board is the culmination of our unceasing decade-long pursuit to create a smart board that is natural, effortless, and exciting for teachers and students — and all-around healthier. We’re excited to add an air ionizer to our already robust suite of health and teaching features for a truly comprehensive touch panel.”

Vectorworks, Inc. Named a Finalist in 2022 Hammers Awards

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Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is pleased to earn five nominations in the 2022 Construction Computing Awards. This year, in addition to being named a finalist in the BIM, architectural design and company recognition categories, Vectorworks is also being recognized for its achievements in innovation and sustainability.

In its 17th year, the Construction Computing Awards, also known as “The Hammers,” historically showcase and reward the technology, tools and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes. The 2022 awards emphasize the importance of maintaining the pace of technological change while reducing carbon emissions, delivering electrification of the transport system and building smarter cities.

ACT Entertainment Acquires Ultimate Support Systems

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ACT Entertainment, an industry-leading manufacturer and distributor of live performance equipment, has acquired Ultimate Support Systems, the top manufacturer of unique support solutions widely used throughout the music and live performance industries. The official announcement was made in Windsor, Colorado at the home office of Ultimate Support Systems, on September 15.

“We are very excited to add the Ultimate Support Systems product line and their team to the ACT Entertainment family,” says Ben Saltzman, CEO of ACT Entertainment. “Like ACT, Ultimate has a passion for innovation at its core. The ability to design, develop and engineer state-of-the-art products while providing value and quality is unique in the category. The more I got to know Mike and the amazing team at Ultimate, the more excited I became at the opportunity to work together.”

Samsung Certifies VuWall PAK™ Video Wall Node Compatibility With The Wall

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VuWall, a technology leader in video wall control systems and unified visualization solutions, is expanding the benefits of its PAK™ Video Wall Node Series with proven compatibility with Samsung’s The Wall MicroLED video wall technology. The certification process tests critical functions and integration, providing peace of mind when selecting certified video wall processors with The Wall. Consultants and integrators will benefit from a simple integration experience and user-friendly control over The Wall, providing their clients with ideal picture quality so operators can stay focused on their mission.

“When we introduced the certification program last year, we collaborated with VuWall, as market leaders in the control room market, and set the standard for simplifying the design and deployment of video walls,” said Simon Jackson, Vice President at Samsung Electronics Europe Display. “We’re pleased to add VuWall’s latest PAK solution to our growing roster of certified devices that work out of the box with The Wall.”

Will Livingston Joins FOR-A Americas as Sales Engineer Focused on the Southcentral U.S.

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Will Livingston has joined FOR-A as Sales Engineer, serving the Southcentral region of the United States. Livingston is responsible for sales in the Southcentral region of the U.S., focusing primarily on Arizona and Texas. He is also in charge of sales engineering work, including technology demonstrations and training. Livingston reports to Adam Daniul, VP of Sales, FOR-A Americas.

Livingston gained first-hand knowledge of FOR-A technology as Broadcast Video Director at Compass Christian Church when he oversaw an extensive upgrade of the church’s video production capabilities and selection of an HVS-490 video switcher. He will continue to support weekend services at Compass Christian Church. Prior to his work at Compass Christian, Livingston was Production Manager at the event services company Merestone, based in Scottsdale.

Blustream Adds Four PowerHouse Alliance Members to Its Growing US Footprint

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Leading AV distribution innovator Blustream and its US strategic partner RTI today announced that four distributors in the PowerHouse Alliance are now carrying the Blustream product line. PowerHouse Alliance members that are now stocked and selling Blustream’s advanced AV distribution solutions include Davis Distribution, Electronic Custom Distributors, KOA, and UI Supplies.

“Adding these four distributors is an exciting step toward increasing the Blustream presence in the US market,” said Randy Logan, US Channel Management Director for Blustream and RTI. “Davis, ECD, KOA, and UI Supplies are incredible at serving their dealers, and we look forward to working with them to introduce Blustream’s portfolio of AV distribution solutions to their customers.”