Middle Atlantic’s Forward Series a Shattering Success at ISE 2020

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Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, today announced that its Forward family of toolless installation solutions earned a Top New Technology (TNT) Award from Commercial Integrator at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. Built to install today’s systems at tomorrow’s speed, Forward is designed around an innovative new rackrail and Middle Atlantic’s patented universal hole pattern that allow the family’s blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting, and other rack solutions to be quickly installed without tools. With Forward, integrators can install everyday rack builds five times faster and with the reliability to ensure a satisfying and positive AV experience.

Summit Woods Baptist Church Benefits From Danley Sound Lab Fidelity, Pattern Control, and Small Footprint

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Summit Woods Baptist Church is a large but relatively young church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. It moved into its first permanent sanctuary in 2004, a space that it had helped to design. Although most aspects of the 650-capacity, fan-shaped sanctuary (with room to expand to 1,000) were serving the congregation well, its acoustics and sound reinforcement were not. Their blended service style – everything from a contemporary band to choir to orchestral instruments – lacked the impact it deserved. Avoiding the expense, footprint, comb filtering, and destroyed sightlines of a line array, AV integration firm Advanced Sound & Communication, of Kansas City, Missouri, designed and installed a Danley Sound Labs system with excellent intelligibility, pattern control that minimizes the impact of the poor acoustics, and a small footprint that maintains a clear view of the video screens and stained glass windows from any pew.

Vectorworks, Inc. Partners with Headlong Dance Theater to Support Community of Philadelphia Designers

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Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. continues its support of the Philadelphia Design Center, recently acquired by Headlong Dance Theater, by donating computers and software licenses to the local community of designers and creative professionals. Headlong fosters the creative ecosystem by providing educational opportunities, financial advice and strategic planning.
“Vectorworks has been an amazing partner over the years with their in-demand software being invaluable to our members and their willingness to assist whenever we had questions about the software,” said Karen DiLossi, director of arts in sacred places at Partners for Sacred Places. DiLossi was part of the team that spearheaded efforts for the opening of the Philadelphia Design Center. “There would have been no Philadelphia Design Center without their contribution and continued support in this new phase of life. More businesses and corporations should think like Vectorworks when it comes to the communities they serve and who benefits the most from using their products.”

BenQ Expands InstaShow Wireless Presentation System With InstaShow S Model for Conference Rooms

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display and collaboration solutions, continues the successful growth of its InstaShow™ family of secure, easy-to use collaborative wireless presentation systems with the release of the InstaShow S WDC20. The InstaShow S button can connect to nearly any device using the HDMI port, can securely mirror the screens of up to four sources at 4K resolution, and allows presenters using an interactive flat panel (IFP) display to annotate their presentations on Windows computers directly from the IFP’s touchscreen.
“Large conference rooms don’t just require a screen-mirroring system that will allow many presenters to share their content; they need one that doesn’t expose the network to potential threats or expose confidential content to unauthorized viewing,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “As we enter a new age of BYOD and collaboration, BenQ is committed to ensuring that organizations follow best practices for network security. InstaShow is the only wireless system that can operate independently of the network, truly minimizing the corporate network attack profile, in addition to ensuring a 100% 128-bit AES-encrypted content stream. Also, users can wirelessly cast from any mobile or HDMI device, potentially replacing the expense of a traditional wired HDMI switcher. InstaShow checks all the boxes: it’s affordable, flexible, easy to use, and most importantly — secure.”

BenQ Expands Interactive Flat Panel Family With New Budget-Friendly Education Models

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display and collaboration solutions, has expanded its lineup of award-winning interactive flat panels (IFPs) with the launch of new models in its RM Series. Available in 55″, 65″, and 75″ versions, the RM UHD IFPs are designed to tap into the dynamic possibilities of the classroom and help teachers build a healthy and engaging learning environment. The new models leverage BenQ’s Smart Eye-Care™ features to help protect users’ eyes and with intuitive, user-friendly cloud whiteboard capabilities that take knowledge beyond the classroom.
“IFPs are proving to be a great way to break learning barriers and meet educational goals,” said Carly Burton-Sallay, digital marketing manager at BenQ America Corp. “Our new RM models provide schools with the enhanced interactive learning features they need for a smooth and fun experience at a competitive price point that makes it possible for schools to carry out district-wide deployments immediately. Educators can get started right away while students can enjoy learning concepts in a whole new, engaging way.”

Riedel’s Artist and Bolero Provide Clear and Reliable Comms for First Season of International Swimming League

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Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom and Bolero wireless intercom are at the core of a comprehensive event communications solution for the all-new International Swimming League (ISL). The integrated Artist/Bolero system enabled clear and highly reliable crew communications for the ISL’s inaugural season in 2019, culminating in December’s Grand Final at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The ISL has brought swimming to the world of professional sports, with male and female swimmers competing in teams rather than individually. Throughout 2019, the league conducted seven short-course swimming matches in cities around the world, with Energy Standard of France winning the first-ever ISL Championship at the Grand Final.

Biamp Announces European Unified Solutions Tour

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Biamp today announced its Unified Solutions Tour, with a full schedule of stops in 45 cities across 13 countries. This tour, in joint venture with Biamp’s European channel partners, will highlight the company’s latest innovations and total AV solutions available within the Biamp brand portfolio.
“The breadth and range of our products have grown considerably over the past year,” said Kris Vermuyten, General Manager, Biamp Europe. “We know it’s not always possible to see, feel, and experience all that we offer at industry tradeshows. By teaming with our channel partners in multiple cities throughout Europe, we’re bringing our products directly to our customers so they can see how all our solutions come together to solve installation problems and create extraordinary AV experiences.”

StreamGear to Make NAB Show Debut with Hotly Anticipated VidiMo Live Streaming Production Solution

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Excitement around the smartphone-empowered VidiMo handheld, live production system from streaming solutions startup StreamGear Inc. has been rapidly building since its first private showings in the fall and its public debut at CES 2020. Now, with beta units in the hands – literally – of Early Adopter Program members, attendees at the 2020 NAB Show will have their first chance to experience VidiMo’s elegant ease for themselves. StreamGear will make their first-ever appearance at the event from April 19 to 22 with dual exhibit presences in their own booth, number C12439, and in the CineCentral pavilion at C9232.
VidiMo – short for Video director on Mobile – turns a smartphone and HDMI video source (such as a camera) into a full-fledged, virtual production and transmission studio, enabling a single operator to produce multi-source, television-style shows that can be streamed live, recorded or both. Offering an easier way for both video professionals and enthusiasts to create and stream engaging, high-quality, live productions, the new hardware-and-app combination enables anyone to become a multi-camera producer, social media video star or citizen journalist.

Marshall Electronics’ CV502 Mini Camera Adds Versatility To Studio 637’s Range of Broadcast and Live Streaming Projects

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Kevin Yamada, creative director and owner of Studio 637, has seen his business take on multiple roles in the video and audio production industry over the last several years. He recently began using Marshall Electronics CV502-MB Miniature Broadcast camera for use with musical, live stream and reality television programs. Beginning as a recording studio, Yamada has grown Studio 637 into a world-class facility offering recording, video and live streaming production services to clients with a myriad of projects ranging from music and television to corporate and non-profit events and productions.
As the studio’s services continue to grow, Yamada needed to ensure that his gear can accommodate his clients’ growing list of production needs. When he found out about Marshall Electronics’ CV502 camera, he instantly found a place for it in his arsenal of production gear. “We love the Marshall CV502 because it has great image quality,” says Yamada. “It’s small and discreet, and it’s loaded with a ton of great features. Its small form factor and black finish makes it the perfect camera to put right in the middle of the action without being in the way. It supplements our larger format cameras in that it can capture unique angles that would be difficult for a large camera and operator to achieve.”