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.”

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.

VITEC Launches Secure Gateway for Anytime, Anywhere IP Contribution and Distribution

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VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced its new MGW ChannelLink IP distribution gateway. Designed for broadcast, corporate, and government, the appliance acts as a central hub where IP channels from the field can be received and reliably retransmitted live over any IP network. It can receive a large number of input streams and translate them into a multicast or unicast MPEG Transport Stream over UDP (UDP TS) or an SRT-protected stream.

“More and more video feeds are sent live over various IP transmission links, making it complex for organizations to efficiently and reliably manage them,” said Richard Bernard, Senior Product Manager, VITEC. “Our new MGW ChannelLink allows organizations to deliver IP content anywhere, anytime with the ease of legacy baseband video matrices. It is designed to ensure support of more transport protocols in the future, allowing any organization to stay abreast of technology as it evolves.”

Roland Introduces VC-100UHD 4K Video Scaler With Ultra Scaler Technology

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Roland, a leading manufacturer of professional audio, video and electronic musical instrument gear, today announces the debut of the VC-100UHD 4K Video Scaler, a next-generation A/V signal management solution for live events, fixed installations, and streaming applications. Equipped with Roland’s acclaimed Ultra Scaler processing technology, the VC-100UHD allows users to input 4K and 1080p video sources and distribute them to multiple destinations at one time, including 4K LED walls, HD displays, and USB 3.0 livestreams. High frame rates up to 240 Hz are also supported, delivering smooth motion for esports, animated displays, and more.

Built on a reliable hardware platform for mission-critical applications, the powerhouse VC-100UHD combines multiple single-task technologies in a compact and flexible half-rack design. Backed by a lightning-fast processing engine, the VC-100UHD’s Ultra Scaler provides premium quality conversion for perfectly synchronized big-screen IMAG and precise dot-by-dot scaling for LED wall displays.

Kramer Presents the VS-88H2 HDMI Switcher

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Kramer Electronics’ VS−88H2vis an 8×8 matrix switcher for 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) HDR signals and digital audio. It re-clocks and equalizes the signals and can route any one of 8 HDMI, HDCP 2.2−compliant sources (selectable) to any or all outputs simultaneously.

The VS-88H2 features independent audio routing. Any of the 8 embedded digital audio input can be routed to any digital output, in addition to 8 ARC signals, to produce an equivalent 16×12 audio matrix (8 embedded digital inputs + 8 ARC inputs and 8 digital outputs + 4 ARC outputs). The VS-88H2 also has individual EDID management per input. It captures and stores the EDID from a display device.

AtlonaComm 20 Launches with Release of New Velocity Products

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Atlona’s special virtual tradeshow event, AtlonaComm 20, launches today with the debut of Velocity 2.1, a new firmware update for its groundbreaking Velocity™ IP-enabled AV control, room scheduling, and device management platform. In addition, Atlona announces the immediate availability of two new hardware components. Collectively, the new software features and hardware will make it easier for integrators, tech managers, and end users to create and manage AV control and room scheduling environments.