A.C. ProMedia – Exclusive AUDAC distributor in North America

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A.C. ProMedia, distributor of state-of-the-art A/V products and technologies aimed at the Fixed Installation & Architainment Markets is excited to announce a partnership with AUDAC as the new exclusive distributor of AUDAC’s innovative audio solutions in North America. A.C. ProMedia will be managing the sales, distribution and service of the complete AUDAC product line in North America from their offices in Toronto.

To make AUDAC’s debut in North America as smooth as possible, A.C. ProMedia has appointed the wickedly talented Sarah Lima (Brand Manager) to take AUDAC under her wing. “We are excited to introduce the AUDAC family of audio products to the North American market”, remarks Lima. “These high-quality products have proven to be a reliable solution around the world, and with their AUDAC Touch™ you have an out-of-the-box application for UCI configuration. It allows you to merge together widgets in one screen and is accessible on any wireless device on your network.”

HoverCam Now Shipping Ultra 10 Document Camera

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HoverCam, an innovative technology leader in the education market, is now shipping its award-winning Ultra 10, the latest addition to the company’s family of best-in-class document cameras. The solution features pain-free wireless connectivity; smooth, lag-free 4K Ultra HD (UHD) video output; a fully integrated, powerful Android computer; a 7.1-inch multitouch tablet screen; and a 16-megapixel camera sensor that achieves unprecedented image clarity. With Ultra 10, users can connect wirelessly to any display, IFP, or projector through the included 4K transmitter — to easily record lessons, capture vibrant images, and show live video in stunning 4K clarity without consuming classroom bandwidth or Wi-Fi resources.

“The Ultra 10 is the first document camera to turn traditional design on its head,” said Bayley Pierson, director of marketing, HoverCam. “It offers unparalleled video quality within a system that is as flexible and powerful as the mobile devices today’s educators and students rely on daily, while helping to protect the network and conserve bandwidth. With the Ultra 10, educators can set a new standard for classroom presentation technology that amplifies learning success.”

VuWall Offers AV/IT Integrators and Consultants Free Project Design Services

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VuWall, a leader in video wall control systems, is furthering its sales and support during the COVID-19 crisis in order to help partners deliver much-needed video wall solutions in control rooms and collaboration rooms. To accelerate the design process of video wall projects, the company is offering AV/IT integrators and consultants free project design services that include conceptual drawings and block diagrams.

“During this time, we recognize how challenging it can be to quickly mobilize and create a visualization system that taps into the information companies need most,” said Paul Vander Plaetse, CEO at VuWall “Our interoperable ecosystem of products allows us to design visualization solutions that fast-track deployment, helping our integrators cut costs by reducing the time they spend designing projects and being on-site for installations.”

NDI®, Part of The Vizrt Group, Responds With a Package of Measures to Support Broadcasters and Audiences Today

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NDI®, part of the Vizrt Group, today announced that it would immediately make available its new NDI®|HX Capture for iOS and its NDI®|HX Camera for iOS applications for free for the next 60 days. This move comes in response to an increase in mobile game streaming and a worldwide shortage of quality web cameras. These applications, used in conjunction with the free NDI® Tools software, enable the convenient creation of content, be that the action from a mobile game or live video in broadcast quality. Both apps are available now for download from the Apple iOS App Store and normally retail at $10 and $20 respectively.

Michael Hallén, CEO of the Vizrt Group said, “Our customers are the world’s storytellers and right now, unfortunately there is one story that is dominating our lives. Like everyone else, our customers are being impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and are having to overcome the challenges of staffing shortages and lockdowns. Making these two NDI-powered apps available to all who need them makes it easier for the world’s storytellers to keep us all better informed.”

Focusrite Podcast Guide

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During this uncertain time, you are likely turning to music creation to help capture how you’re feeling. Have you considered starting a podcast as an extension of your musical expression? If so, the audio interface sitting on your desk is all you need to get started. After all, an audio interface is a tool for capturing your creativity, whichever audio format that takes, whenever the moment strikes.

Focusrite has created some materials to help you get started on your podcasting journey.

Wirecast and Zoom Integration Video

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With the current COVID-19 pandemic happening most of us have been asked to do business from home. Wirecast is a great resource to bring some normalcy back to working life. If your requirements include the need for on-screen titles, graphics and multiple cameras, for example, Wirecast works with Zoom for more professional broadcasts and can help you creatively reach your audience to keep business and communications moving forward. We also are providing a 10% discount on Wirecast and Screenflow to people who work in the education, non-profit or government sectors.

Barix Enhances IP Audio Encoder and Offers Free Streaming Service to Help Organizations Deliver Events During Crisis

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As in-person gatherings around the globe have been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, groups and organizations such as churches, cultural event organizers and local governments are turning to internet streaming to deliver their messages to their followers. To help such users get live audio streams online quickly, Barix has upgraded its affordable Instreamer ICE audio-over-IP encoder to enable simpler installation while also offering new customers a free audio streaming service for their websites for the next six months.

Barix’s Instreamer ICE was originally designed to encode high-quality, bandwidth-efficient AAC+ or MP3 streams for Icecast-based streaming applications such as internet radio and multi-site audio distribution. Streams can be sent to an external Icecast system or third-party service provider for unlimited propagation, or distributed directly to up to 100 listeners via the unit’s built-in Icecast server.

Mike Yaffe Joins Joseph Electronics as Western Region Sales Engineer

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Joseph Electronics (JE), the premier one-stop shop for the broadcast industry and provider of fiber termination and custom fiber solutions, today announced the appointment of Mike Yaffe as Western region sales engineer. Yaffe will work closely with contractors, consultants, and system integrators to support broadcast and AV customers deploying JE’s physical infrastructure products.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Mike to the JE team,” said John Cleary, president, Joseph Electronics. “As a broadcast industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, he brings a powerful mix of sales know-how and electronics expertise to the table. We look forward to working with Mike as we continue to support and expand our growing base of broadcast and pro AV customers in the Western region.”

10 Solutions for Easy Video Streaming

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As more and more organizations are finding the need to communicate remotely, streaming video has turned into an essential tool to stay connected with students, congregants, and employees. The good news is that streaming technology is user-friendly, and you may already have much of the equipment you need for a perfectly capable streaming system. If you don’t, our friends at Full Compass have put together a variety of streaming packages to meet the needs of venues of all sizes.

The information provided below by Full Compass goes over the basics of streaming for those who are brand new to setting up a video stream, before getting into some more intermediate and high-level configurations.

So… Video Streaming 101

  1. Get a video camera. Already have one? Great!
  2. Get an encoder. That’s the one thing you probably don’t have. This is basically a box that sends your video signal out to the world.
  3. Hook your camera into your encoder with an HDMI or SDI cable (depending on your camera), follow the simple setup prompts, and stream over YouTube or your Facebook page or any other streaming service.