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BirdDog announces new, limited time, 4K PTZ Bundles. Buy 3x P400 and get 1x Free PTZ Keyboard Buy 3x P4K and get 1x Free PTZ Keyboard. The bundles join the popular P200 Bundle. These 4K PTZ Bundles will expire on September 30, 2021.
The education environment has never been more challenging, but cutting-edge technologies can enable us to stay on track. Explore our resource magazine for an in-depth look at how these incredible technologies are essential for the 21st century classroom.
Officially launching on September 1, 2020, the Hardware-as-a-Service offering will address the increase in end-user demand for consuming technology as a service and will initially be available in the UK and Ireland, North America, Australia and New Zealand, with a subsequent roll-out to additional regions planned.
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Starin, who introduced AV-as-a-Service (AVaaS) programs for its channel partners in 2018, is proud to announce a new and streamlined Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) program designed specifically to quickly meet the market demand centered around ZOOM.
For many churches around the globe, streaming from Facebook has become the norm for their weekly gatherings. Learn about the latest features Facebook has added to make live streams reach more people, be more interactive, and more effective.
For as long as I can remember music has been a part of my life one way or another. Although I wasn’t always a musician, once I reached the skill level of being ready to play gigs, I realized my Marshall half stack wasn’t going to cut it as my amplification system for both my vocals and guitar (although I did try). Naturally buying a PA system was really my only next available option. I’ve been through a few different PA’s over the years. I started with Passive and then slowly moved to Active as I began to realize an all in one unit just simply made more sense for my needs. Having previous experience with PA systems I was recently given the opportunity to test an Electro-Voice ELX200-10P. I chose the 10” version because it was small enough, yet the frequency response looked proper for my application.
Yes, I’m a woman in the audio industry - a somewhat scarce phenomenon. But despite that, you could say I blend in well with the “passionate about audio”, “enjoying silly jokes” and “occasionally wearing a ponytail” guys. I have always enjoyed technology and science, and from all technical industries, I think audio is a bit of a special place. Here are the top 4 things that make me specifically enjoy the industry.
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has the distinction of being one of the early adopters of eSports as a university-sanctioned sport. The resulting Harrisburg Storm is an endeavor that they’ve fully invested in. As part of that investment, the university knew that they needed a space for their players to practice that would be as conducive as possible for success. Such a center would allow players to practice games like Overwatch and League of Legends in an environment that is tailor-made for the fast-paced online gaming world. In addition, Harrisburg University needed a technology refresh for its Student Union Center.
Starin’s Visualization team is committed to making communications easier. Here you will find an eBook outlining our Video Wall Solutions and Services. Lean on us for assistance with design, procurement, and delivery of your next video wall project.
This year at InfoComm 2019 DTEN received top honors for the D7. The D7 was honored with the Future Best Of Show Award, presented by Sound & Video Contractor. Starin nominated DTEN and the D7 for the award with good reason. Because the D7 provides a Zoom certified all-in-one solution for Zoom Rooms. The ease of use, return on investment and market relevance help the D7 standout. The Future Best Of Show Award specifically selects products demonstrating these criteria, and Starin knew it would be a winner.
Located in suburban Akron, Ohio, Grace Church is a contemporary Christian church with eight locations. They sought a more musically coherent sound system to replace the aging point-source system in their main Bath Campus location. Integrator Kevin Root of Rootaudio saw the 620-seat sanctuary as an excellent candidate for a line-array system, and suggested Electro-Voice as a solution.
Just one-quarter of a UHD screen contains the same amount of pixels as an entire Full HD 1080p screen. Customers will immediately recognize the 4K difference when they view your branding, product representations, and promotions, or watch movies and sports. 4K UHD’s higher pixel density makes the image appear flawless, even on the largest display screens.
We have all been there, and visit that feeling regularly. “I have two hours, do I complete the church audio quote, the new restaurant/bar job, or the corporate paging? Which is the biggest? Which has the highest close? I have found myself in this very situation over and over. Deadlines, meetings, and expectations piled up, and all the while you have a steady stream of projects which you need to design fast.
Using Datapath Fx4 Miami Beach’s The Temple House & United Projection event hall creates immersive experiences for guests by projection mapping the bare bones white walls. Transforming everything from corporate events to weddings into a rose-bedecked forest, or an endless columned temple, or, whatever else their wrap-around AV system can project on the tall walls and high ceiling.
The latest Fx4 video wall controllers are driving two new video walls located at Le Rendez-Vous Toyota, the car giant’s European brand flagship showroom on the illustrious Champs-Élysées in Paris. Offering 4k resolution at 60 fps, the FX4 controllers were chosen in order to optimize the solution and attain the best possible image quality.
Being in the know is one thing. Being in the know on the right things is the real trick. Those of you who I have worked with, know that I am a bit of a gear skeptic and that I don’t beat around the bush. Those who I haven’t had the pleasure of working with yet can put me to the test with these selections and news. With the constant noise of new product releases, it can be hard to filter what is important and what is not.
You, your boss, or your clients have invested in the experience of Zoom Rooms. Providing a standardized platform to make communications better every day was the goal. The logistics of choosing, installing and servicing your Zoom Rooms Hardware is not always as simple though. Delays, deployments and design planning can rob you of time to immediately realize the benefits of the investment.
As the modern office evolves, companies all over the world are moving from closed offices to open spaces and remote workforces. The need for affordable, easy-to-use video conferencing solutions that aren’t limited to the boardroom has never been higher.
PeopleGuru, a cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) software company, is using Logitech MeetUp, Connect, and BRIO for multiple use cases—all with business-enhancing results. Logitech MeetUp delivers unprecedented versatility to PeopleGuru all-hands meetings with its exceptional audio/video quality and a super-wide 120° eld of view.
East Race Muscle in South Bend, Indiana, started as a dream between partners Michael Baxter and Heath Lashmit. They formed a community around strength training which had outgrown their warehouse location. So they made the move to open a public gym, allowing them to expand their community and family. The mission statement was simple…
The new CS-700 features a best in class audio, video and screen sharing solution designed specifically with huddle spaces in mind. This new system addresses all your communication and collaboration needs via one USB cable. The CS-700 is a compact all in one unit that allows the room designer to remove all visible conferencing technology from the table.
The Alarm bell goes off, three short bursts and the strobes start flashing. This is the real deal, are you confident your students and staff remember precisely what to do? It wasn’t so long ago that you only had to juggle two alerts – evacuate for fire, or move to a shelter for the weather. If students got mixed up, it only took a minute or so to redirect them and get everyone to safety. Intruders, active shooter, lockdown, all clear, fire or weather. Each has its own set of needs and instructions all focused on “where do I go?” The wrong move or a minute’s delay can mean life or death.
PTZ Cameras are essential gear for everything from huddle spaces to large venue houses of worship, but not every PTZ camera meets you and your customer’s needs. Well, we are here to help you sort through the confusion by showing you precisely which models have huge demand, where that demand is, and why. Make sure you have the right PTZ camera for the right job.
You know the situation. If you are putting in a USB appliance such as a camera in a room, and you find out that the cable run from the camera to its destination is just a hair longer than the spec, what do you do? With USB 2.0 standards you had fifteen meters, which was a decent run, but with so many USB 3.0 appliances coming out with a tiny three-meter maximum distance, this has become a common occurrence.
What is the best church line array system? That question can be answered in a number of ways. Anyone who tells you that “This is the best” without knowing the absolute needs of the facility does not understand audio. However, there is a way to cut through the options and take a great system, and know where it works best. Here we will look at the Electro-Voice EVA system so you can quickly know when this powerhouse system may truly be “Your best church line array.”
Not so long ago, a project I was working on was moving perfectly. Design, labor, pricing, and profit were all spot on. I crossed my T’s and dotted my I’s and then it happened. A shipping mistake from a vendor snowballed out of control. It wasn’t the first time, and I thought there was no way it could happen a second time but of course, it did.
When Barco teamed up with Monnier to equip the quarry in Provence, they agreed to help work with him for the Paris venue as well. “Fortunately, our experience in Les Baux-de- Provence was very positive. Barco proved to be a real expert and the team is motivated and always ready to help.
Technology plays a critical role in modern-day collaboration within the classroom. And, it’s even more important for the Georgia Academy for the Blind. Recognized for providing quality education services to Georgia’s students with visual impairments, the Georgia Academy for the Blind aims to prepare students to achieve their highest level of independence. For Georgia Academy for the Blind, finding a product that enhances WiFi and browsing, collaboration, voting and polling, and general presentations, while simultaneously being student-friendly, can be difficult.
Houston’s Museum of Natural Science strives to fulfill a singular mission: to “enhance in individuals the knowledge and delight in natural science and related subjects.” This pursuit underlies every project, program, and exhibition associated with the museum and is exemplified in the institution’s Wiess Energy Hall. Recently enlarged from 8,500 square feet to 30,000 square feet, the Wiess Energy Hall is a testament to Houston’s key role in the United States energy sector, with exhibits dedicated to conservation, renewable energy, hydrogen power, and natural gas.
The way we consume video has changed over the last ten years. A decade ago no one would have thought that more than half of the video we consume would be on a phone or tablet. How it will the way video is being created and consumed impact the ProAV industry moving forward? Here are some video facts to think about.
s AV over IP becomes more and more prevalent in our industry, the one constant roadblock to success is communication with Enterprise IT professionals. It all stems from the fact that our answers don’t always mesh with their questions. Some of it is the terminology. Most of it, however, is understanding what they need to know and how to express it.
The VB342 is an affordable, professional-grade USB soundbar optimized to deliver a next-generation camera and audio experience. It is compatible with all of your favorite applications connecting to virtually any desktop or laptop, via a single USB cable.
The Tech Museum, an interactive science and technology center located in Silicon Valley, installed Logitech GROUP, MeetUp and PTZ Pro 2 to support video collaboration for external meetings and global sales/donation interactions. Based on overwhelmingly positive user experiences, use cases are expanding throughout the organization.
Bishop Hartley High School Increases Student Safety and Lowers Costs Using IP Devices “How do you communicate in an emergency?” This is a defining question that many schools have started asking themselves in the wake of a series of tragedies over the last decade. In response, we have created better plans to account for a host of potential situations. Fire, weather, intruder, shooter, the list goes on. One large problem always remains, however. More plans introduce more levels of potential human error. With these detailed plans, how do you make sure that in any given event the correct information and procedure is followed, without any margin for mistakes?
Want to see how you can benefit from choosing Barco UDX projectors? Check out this infographic to see five ways Barco UDX projectors can help save you money and improve image quality.
Electro-Voice (Telex) has long been an innovator and leader in the wireless world, and the new RE3 lives up to that pedigree. This much-anticipated launch includes so many new features that simply changing the model number from RE2 to RE3 hardly does it justice.
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Safety in schools is always about communications and planning. A School Paging system is critical, but a boring system that is always present. Along with that are the clocks, and in most cases a “want or need” for true mass or visual notification, though there isn’t always the budget.
Recently I was asked to evaluate PTZ cameras for a medium-sized project. The requirements were pretty straight forward. The space was a large house of worship that would need 4 to 6 PTZ cameras. The cameras needed to have solid low light performance, shoot and record in HD, connect to a control unit and offer a decent amount of optical and digital zoom.
Imagine what the leading wireless sharing company could do to take their world-famous product and make it even more relevant, 5 years on since its inception. While observing users in action, drawing up sketches in conference rooms, surveying what new requirements people are seeking and probing around in the engineering lab, Barco has done something to leapfrog themselves.
If you do any kind of House of Worship production you have probably run into an issue with stage noise at some point in time especially if you are using a choir mic set up that has a wider pickup pattern. The over bleed can be anything from the minister talking to someone at the side of the stage to a baby in the first row. There is a solution though. You can use a continuously-variable pattern condenser microphone system to control the pickup pattern and dial the choir in.
Throughout its 400-year history, Leiden University – the oldest university in the Netherlands – had been leading the way in the Dutch academic landscape. While it nurtures its rich history and heritage, the university also invests big in high-level courses, advanced research and top-notch education facilities, both in Leiden and in the city of The Hague. Here, in the ‘international city of peace’, Leiden University proudly inaugurated the 14,000m² Wijnhaven building in 2017. Barco F90 projectors and our ClickShare collaboration solution help to make the lectures for the university students as interactive as possible.
Recently, I found myself taking stock: I have stepped out of the days of crates and cases of music, and now I am done lugging around huge dual fifteen-inch tops and eighteen-inch subs. After some extensive research, it was time to pull the trigger. I found myself asking: what can the EV Evolve 50 do for me?
A few months ago, I found myself needing to replace my pair of powered 15-inch speakers. I needed something that sounded great, was easy to transport, and looked sleek and professional. I want to walk you through each of my requirements, and let you know how the EV ZLX15P delivers on each one.
Fixt provides on-site, enterprise-grade device support to modern businesses. The company needed an efficient, reliable way to collaborate and turned to Logitech GROUP for video meetings. With crystal-clear audio and razor-sharp video, Logitech GROUP helps Fixt drive productivity and results—better, faster and cheaper than ever. Hear why "if you're a young, growing technology company, you need this product."
Digital signage has been growing exponentially in the last few years and changing the retail customer experience. LG is one of the leading manufacturers of OLED 4K digital signage solutions and knows that digital signage is deepening customer engagement and driving sales.