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THE WEB TAKES CONTROL

THE WEB TAKES CONTROL

Don’t take it personally. ACA wants to control everything on the network. AV just needs to get out of the way. Text:/ Derek Powell AV and IT convergence? That horse has bolted. It’s happened. Fait accompli. Much has already changed. Matrix switchers, one of the mainstays of any sizeable installation, are on the endangered species
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August 11, 2017 Industry, Innovations, Technology

FOCUSRITE TURNS TO PRO

FOCUSRITE TURNS TO PRO

Rich Nevens has come on board this year as Focusrite’s head of pro sales. Effectively he’s Mr RedNet or the RedNet Czar if you like. Rich is a serial monogamist in the world of pro audio. After a stint as an almost-pop star in the ’80s, Rich headed up a nascent Euphonix sales division in
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August 11, 2017 Companies, People, Products

YAMAHA YVC-1000 & YVC-300 BLUETOOTH-ENABLED CONFERENCE PHONE SYSTEM

YAMAHA YVC-1000 & YVC-300 BLUETOOTH-ENABLED CONFERENCE PHONE SYSTEM

Text:/ Andrew Bennett Mobile phones are getting smarter and our workplaces more dynamic, flexible and mobile. Isn’t it time our conference phone solution caught up? I’m sure you’ve been on the end of a call where the other party, or should I say, parties, are gathered around a single smartphone on loudspeaker mode. It’s not
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March 16, 2017 Products, Reviews

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

Fancy five 20-tonne slabs of concrete and brick moving over your head? That’s how Fernando Menis controls the acoustics of CKK Jordanki Concert Hall. Text:/ Mark Davie Architects must hate it when client’s change their mind. Say the brief was to  build a retirement home for a sexagenarian couple — a well-considered, modernist abode with
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March 16, 2017 Industry, Innovations, Projects

CRIKEY! ZOO AUDIO GETS WILD

CRIKEY! ZOO AUDIO GETS WILD

Located on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, Australia Zoo is best known as the home of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. But you’ll find more than just reptiles on the Zoo’s extensive premises. Steve Irwin had a dream for Australia Zoo, which included the creation of an African Safari Park where guests could see animals roam
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February 14, 2017 Products

BRINGING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR SPEAKERS

BRINGING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR SPEAKERS

IsoAcoustics is a relatively young company, but that hasn’t kept it from making a mark on the industry in a short period of time. Starting manufacturing and distribution in 2012, the Canadian company’s award-winning monitor isolation stands have obtained rave reviews and a presence in over 60 countries. How do plain ol’ speaker stands make
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December 14, 2016 Technology

ATEN SCREEN PLAY

ATEN SCREEN PLAY

Multi-site Multimedia Control at The Bierkeller, UK A 60-screen solution across three venues at the Bierkeller entertainment complex in Cardiff, Wales, demonstrates how ATEN Matrix Switches can produce stunning and easily manageable results. Using three ATEN VM1600 modular matrix switches, the Bierkeller can provide several different distributed inputs across the screens in the three bars: the
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November 30, 2016 Products

MCEC FINDS A PEARL

MCEC FINDS A PEARL

Live streaming is hardly considered a specialty service anymore. Most performance venues are realising it’s virtually a requirement to stay with the times in an increasingly online, inter-connected world. TV channel counts are dwarfed by the gazillion options available live on the Internet, and stream-hosting websites like ustream.tv and livestream.com have never been busier. The
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August 15, 2016 News, Products

ISE 2016: POSTCARD FROM AMSTERDAM

ISE 2016: POSTCARD FROM AMSTERDAM

Industry veteran Paul Van der Ent shares his impressions of the world’s biggest AV show. Text:/ Paul Van der Ent People love the ISE show and I can see why. This year was my first but, of course, I’ve maintained an interest in previous ISE shows and was intrigued to see and hear for myself
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May 2, 2016 Products

HIT THE GO BUTTON

HIT THE GO BUTTON

  AptoVision hires ex-Crestron gun as its AV-over-IP evangelist. First BlueRiver chip-based products hit market. AV: Kamran, what’s AptoVision’s manifesto? Kamran: AptoVision’s aim is to disrupt an US$8b worldwide market for AV signal distribution. We are disrupting it by bringing the technology over to IP. It’s not the first industry in the history of technology
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May 2, 2016 Products