C2G® Introduces HDMI® Adapter Rings

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C2G, a brand of Legrand, has just introduced a new set of HDMI Adapter Rings. These patent pending HDMI Adapter Rings are designed to add flexibility by connecting a USB-C®, DisplayPort™, or Mini DisplayPort device to an in-room HDMI display to support collaboration in boardrooms, conference rooms, lecture halls, or any other collaborative space.

“We partnered with our customers to truly understand what they need from this type of solution.” said Jennifer Crotinger, Product Manager for C2G. “These HDMI Adapter Rings are designed to simplify the installation process and provide key innovations that make them easy to use.”

Z-HD5500 Cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Elevate Quality of Remote Virtual Events for Don’t Wonder Productions

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When Los Angeles based production company Don’t Wonder Productions purchased its own broadcast cameras to minimize rentals just over a year ago, they chose four Z-HD5500 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to meet the rigorous quality and turnaround demands of live events. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause the cancelation of in-person gatherings, the versatile cameras have helped Don’t Wonder pivot to new business opportunities producing high-caliber remote event streams.

Specializing in video, sound and lighting for live corporate meetings and events, Don’t Wonder offers everything from pre-production design, engineering, and content creation to complete, multi-camera production services including image magnification and live streaming. Serving clients including mid-sized businesses, Fortune 100 corporations, and professional associations, the company has produced events across the country and around the globe, with typical attendance of between 300 and 2500 participants.

Black Box to Host Live Webinar on the Impact of Video Compression on AV and KVM Systems

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Global information technology solutions provider Black Box will host a live webinar titled “How Video Compression Affects AV and KVM Systems” at 11 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, July 1.

Free with registration, the 45-minute event will focus first on how different video compression technologies and schemes affect AV and KVM systems used for desktop access, wayfinding, and even critical control room hardware. The discussion then will delve into the details of specific use cases, ultimately providing guidance on how to select the right compression algorithm for common AV and KVM deployments and applications. The Black Box webinar will conclude with a Q&A dedicated to participant queries.

Panasonic to Address the Latest Innovations in AV Technology During Virtual Event on June 30

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Today’s environment is forcing a number of industries, including education, corporate, and live events, to rethink how they’re delivering immersive experiences and assess the tools they have in place to increase productivity and collaboration. Now more than ever before, AV professionals are searching for turnkey and flexible solutions that not only deliver streamlined and impactful productions, but create productive learning and work environments. During the virtual event, Panasonic will address the challenges brought on by these trends and showcase the solutions necessary to equip customers with advanced technologies to improve collaboration and produce more compelling, dynamic content.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET – Register here

Pliant® Technologies Supports Customers With Extended Warranty Promotion

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Pliant Technologies announces an extended warranty period in order to further support its customers during the uncertain times created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The extended warranty applies to Pliant products that have been purchased before August 1, 2020. This has been introduced as extra reassurance at no extra charge for customers looking forward to returning to work.

“We understand that many of our customers have had limited use of their Pliant products due to shut-downs and cancelled events over the past few months,” says Gary Rosen, Vice President of global sales for Pliant Technologies. “We are able to provide our customers with added peace of mind that their Pliant products are covered under this extended warranty as restrictions are beginning to lift and productions start to resume.”

Lumens Announces New VC-A71P 4K IP PTZ Camera

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Lumens® Digital Optics Inc.’s, new VC-A71P 4K IP UHD camera has just been released. The camera is packed with high-end features, making it the ideal choice for use in multiple applications such as live streaming, broadcasting, events staging, house of worship, and lecture recording.

Thanks to the professional 1/1.8 type progressive scan CMOS sensor with 8-megapixel output resolution, the VC-A71P delivers an ultra-clear and vivid live image effortlessly. Quick movement and near-silent PTZ operation with 30x optical zoom capability in 4K accommodates wide-angle scenes and tightly framed close-ups.

The VC-A71P can empower users to build more agile, flexible and affordable systems that provide live productions with more freedom with multiple interfaces, Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, and 12G-SDI outputs. Additionally, there is a broad range of video interfacing and remote control possibilities – plus support for PoE++ for smooth integration into any broadcast, or AV environment.

AJA Introduces New 12G-SDI Mini-Converters

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AJA Video Systems has expanded its powerful, portable family of 12G-SDI Mini-Converters, including new models that extend Fiber connectivity to simplify the transfer of 12G-SDI over long distances (up to 10 km) via a single optical cable with lockable ST connectors. FiDO-T-12G-ST and FiDO-R-12G-ST enable single channel conversion between 12G-SDI and ST Fiber; the HA5-12G-T-ST and Hi5-12G-R-ST support conversion between HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI and ST Fiber; and the 12G-AMA facilitates 12G-SDI analog audio embedding/disembedding, with a range of model variations available for transmitting and receiving signals over 12G-SDI BNC, LC Fiber or ST Fiber. 

“Our new 12G-SDI Mini-Converters offer advanced flexibility for a range of live production and ProAV workflows, extending Fiber connectivity options and featuring single-cable transport to further streamline production chains,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “As we continue to expand our portfolio of Mini-Converters, we’re committed to providing our customers with the latest 12G-SDI solutions for simpler cabling and increased bandwidth, especially as the production of higher raster, deep color content continues to grow.” 

tvONE Releases Updates to the CORIOmaster® App & Crestron Control®Module

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tvONE, a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video and multimedia processing equipment, announces updates to the CORIOmaster app, a simple yet powerful control tool for CORIOmaster, CORIOmaster mini, and CORIOmaster micro video processing systems. In addition, upgrades have been made to the Crestron Control module.

The CORIOmaster app is a free and secure application for smartphones and tablets that extends the control of CORIOmaster video walls onto mobile platforms. Users can execute all simple control functions with ease through the CORIOmaster app, including viewing all canvases, viewing ‘source to window’ assignments, activating presets, switching inputs, and assigning fresh sources to windows. More sophisticated control is possible by sending single or command chains using API commands set.

Lawo’s Mix Kitchen Facilitates Live Remote Mixing

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Lawo, German innovator and manufacturer of pioneering IP-based broadcast technology, proudly announces that its mc²-series audio production consoles as well as its surface-less operations including mc² Micro Core can be controlled from any place in the world with a decent internet connection—even using a smartphone as a 4G personal hotspot. In a spectacular demonstration for its Lawo Lounge series of weekly webinars, Lawo’s Audio Production team showcased the ease and flexibility with which sound engineers can control a broadcaster’s Lawo audio production environment from just about anywhere.

Inspired by Lawo’s desire to assist audio engineers during the testing lockdown situation, Lawo’s Mix Kitchen is a long-term solution for any scenario where physical access to the broadcast center is cumbersome or simply impossible due to changed travel arrangements, traffic conditions, etc. The most important ingredient of the proposed setup is remote fader control using a Mackie® HUI-compatible fader panel. Lawo’s Mix Kitchen only requires slight configuration adaptions (using supplied templates) to enable the Nova73 console core on the broadcaster’s premises to be remote controlled.

HoverCam Partners With Zoom to Simplify Remote and Blended Learning

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HoverCam, an innovative technology leader in the education market, announced that it has redesigned its Flex 11 software to fully integrate with Zoom, one of the chosen UC platforms for remote classrooms. HoverCam is already compatible with popular remote conferencing programs including Skype, Google Hangouts™, Google Meet™, and Microsoft Teams™. Now, teachers can initiate and schedule Zoom calls directly from HoverCam’s free, comprehensive document camera software. This integration eliminates any complexity, errors, and time wasted opening and switching between the two applications, delivering an intuitive workflow for teachers and an engaging, productive learning experience for students.

“We recognized some teachers were confused using their document camera, with Zoom requiring settings changes that interrupted their lesson and were a distraction to students,” said Bayley Pierson, HoverCam’s marketing director. “By integrating Zoom, we’re standing by our commitment to transform the teaching and learning experience — whether it’s in a classroom, remotely, or blended learning — by engineering simple, smart solutions. With Zoom capabilities built into Flex 11, teachers don’t have to spend valuable time wrestling with technology and can get back to creating an engaging, successful lesson. We recognize some users have security concerns and may not feel comfortable using third-party video conferencing programs, so we’ve made it easy to disable Zoom functionality within the software settings.”