Unique Media joins ranks of Wowza Media Systems streaming partners

Premier provider relies on Wowza Media Server software for live event streaming

Wowza Media Systems, the “Any Screen Done Right™” media server software company, announced that it has added Unique Media TV to its exclusive list of Streaming Partners, a designation reserved for those that have achieved high levels of deployment, expertise, and customer satisfaction with Wowza Media Server® software-based products.

Unique Media provides live streams for a variety of events, including worldwide events with enormous traffic demands such as the 2009 broadcast announcing what would have been Michael Jackson’s final tour, and the 2011 12-camera press event to launch the Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming system.

“In the last few years, we have deployed Wowza software to help us reliably broadcast worldwide events to the highest standard,” said Jon Stethridge, managing director at Unique Media. “With the power and flexibility of Wowza Media Server software and the progression of its capabilities to stream to multiple devices, we’ve been able to consistently deliver a gold standard for event streaming.”…Read More

Sharp presents “Relationships@Work” and next-gen digital displays

Sharp will demo its 85” Class (diagonal) 8K LCD and 120” Class (diagonal) 4K UHD displays and showcase its collaboration through AQUOS BOARD® interactive displays and various strategic technology alliances at InfoComm 2016

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, will showcase its theme “Relationships@Work” during InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, from June 8 – 10, 2016, demonstrating how its strategic technology alliances combine with Sharp technology to transform displays into true industry solutions.

Sharp will demonstrate a technology preview of its 85″ Class (diagonal) 8K 120Hz LCD display with IGZO technology, featuring 16 times the pixel resolution of 1080p. The new wide color gamut technology and HDR functionality of this next-generation commercial display makes the image so sharp it seems as if you’re looking through a window. Sharp will also highlight a technology demonstration of its 120” Class (diagonal) 4K Ultra High-Definition Commercial LCD Display, which won “Best of InfoComm” from Sound & Video Contractor in 2015, as well as a 70” Class (diagonal) ultra-thin bezel video wall display. The video wall features Sharp Uniform Color Calibration Technology (UCCT) that delivers out-of-the box pixel-to-pixel color uniformity across all monitors.

Among its new product previews at InfoComm 2016 are Sharp’s next generation of professional-grade LCD monitors, available in 42”, 49”, and 55” models, which offer a wide variety of installation options to match location and signage needs. Not only do these displays support landscape and portrait orientation, but they also support face up and face down installation in either orientation, and up to 90 degrees tilt in either orientation.…Read More

Lumens introduces new camera for broadcasting, large meeting rooms

The New VC-A70H 4K Ultra HD PTZ is designed for large-scale environments

Lumens™ Integration Inc. introduced a new 4K Ultra HD PTZ camera, the VC-A70H. The camera was designed for the broadcasting and large meeting room environments. This camera is equipped with a progressive Exmor R CMOS sensor. Compared to other cameras in the industry, the VC-A70H comes with a 12x optical zoom, 74° of a Horizontal Field of View (HFoV), HDMI and HDBaseT simultaneous video output interface and a built-in tally light. The HDBaseT interface allows Ultra HD resolution and long distance transmission up to 70 meters which carries power, video and control through one CAT5e/6 cable. The camera also supports RS232 and RS422.

The VC-A70H camera provides an audience with an enhanced image performance. The advanced image processing and circuit design ensures a pristine image during the pan, tilt, zoom and capture function. This is essential for visual communications which is lacking in other broadcasting and large meeting room cameras.

Several accessories are included with this camera. The camera comes with a standard ceiling mount bracket, IR remote control, and power adapter. In addition, Lumens provides optional accessories. For example, a cable extender, wall mount bracket and a compact camera controller.…Read More

AVerMedia spotlights latest-gen 4K HEVC encoders

Wide codec support, professional quality, and supporting multi-display streaming

At InfoComm 2016, AVerMedia Technologies displayed its latest HEVC encoding and streaming solutions. They will be located at booth N1275 of the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 8th to June 10th.

Professional 4K Encoding, and Streaming Solutions

AVerMedia will display myriad encoding and streaming products, encompassing top-tier 4K HEVC/H.265 compression for UHD content to standard AVC/H.264 compression. AVerMedia’s professional products offer fantastic codec support and quality, while supporting multi-display streaming and processing. Their live encoders can ingest up to 4K content and simultaneously encode it into HEVC and H.264 streams, turning a single capture source into multiple output streams for a multitude of devices. The ability to variegate resolutions and codecs is perfect for TV operators and OTT purposes; users can provide optimal video quality for a variety of commercial uses like digital signage, medical imaging, automated inspection, and more.…Read More

AVI-SPL unveils next-gen collaboration services

Enhanced proactive monitoring capabilities, cloud-based VMR features, Microsoft Corp. integration among AVI-SPL’s modern workplace solutions creating unparalleled customer experience

AVI-SPL, a provider of collaboration technology solutions and AV systems integration, will reveal its enhanced collaboration services designed to simplify the AV and IT convergence for end users at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, June 8-10.

This soon-to-be-unveiled features will be the focus at AVI-SPL’s booth at InfoComm 2016, highlighting added service capabilities to Virtual Meeting Rooms (VMR) including Unify ME, the global integrator’s interoperable VMR service. This includes “one-click” collaboration, meeting recording and streaming capabilities, Microsoft Exchange integration, as well as Symphony monitoring and management platform allowing organizations to measure the quality of the meeting experience. http://unifyme-vmr.com/

“This is truly the next generation of collaboration services,” said AVI-SPL’s Senior Vice President of Unified Communication, Collaboration, and Service Solutions Joe Laezza. “With our combined collaboration technology solutions and services offerings, we’ve created an unmatched all-in-one-place destination to meet the needs of the enterprise around the globe and provide comprehensible innovation to the changing workplace. You just won’t see this anywhere else.”…Read More

LiveU demonstrates ‘solo’ plug and play live streaming solution

Hosting live streaming workshops to demonstrate ease of use for corporate, education, HOW, and live event production applications

Live streaming has become a highly effective means of driving content and messaging to audiences. The most engaging content is often in the most difficult places to be live from and the creative necessity to be 100 percentmobile means you will need to rely on Wi-Fi and cellular networks to deliver your creation reliably to your viewers online.

LiveU, a provider of live video acquisition and transmission, has taken its 10 years of experience in the broadcast industry and put the same technology in every content creator’s hands.

Online broadcasters of all sizes can now live stream HD video content directly to Facebook Live or any online video provider – from anywhere – with LiveU Solo, a ‘plug and play’ live streaming portable encoder that takes multiple signals and bonds them together for consistent bandwidth even in the most unpredictable network conditions.…Read More

Prysm boosts enterprise-wide collaboration through integrations with Microsoft applications

New integrations for the Prysm Visual Workplace leverage existing enterprise Microsoft ecosystems

To enhance offerings within Prysm Visual WorkplaceTM, Prysm announced an integration with Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Office 365, making it even easier to work with Microsoft Corp. tools and applications.

Using the OneDrive for Business API from Microsoft, Prysm has made it easy for customers to connect Prysm to their existing OneDrive for Business environments to make it a seamless experience for end users to access, search for, and sync with content from OneDrive for Business. Within a Prysm Visual Workplace project, users may now access, work within and download content from Office 365 using Prysm’s built-in web capabilities.

These new integrations are in addition to the previously announced Microsoft Skype for Business integration, built using the Microsoft Software Developer Kit (SDK), which created an exceptional user experience for Skype users on large display walls, a first in the industry. The Skype for Business integration from Prysm enables users to schedule or join an already scheduled Skype meeting from the Prysm Visual Workplace platform, allowing remote participants to fully engage in meetings with the ability to access and interact with all of the content loaded into the workplace.…Read More

Crestron unveils new audio solutions for meeting spaces and venues

New precision-engineered Avia DSPs, amplifiers, and software tools dramatically simplify audio programming, integration, and expansion in commercial and institutional applications

Crestron, creator of AV control and automation technology, introduced new solutions that aim to simplify audio in conference rooms, lecture halls, sports and entertainment venues, courtrooms, and other spaces.

Headlining the new audio technology is the full line of Avia Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) featuring a DSP programming tool, as well as a robust selection of amplifiers that support audio over IP using Dante™ audio networking. All new audio solutions integrate natively with DigitalMedia™, touch screens, Crestron Fusion® Cloud, and unified collaboration technology as part of a comprehensive Crestron solution.

“We designed our Avia DSPs and new amplifiers to specifically address the audio issues that leading commercial integrators told us they face on a daily basis,” said Dennis Fink, Audio Technology Manager at Crestron. “The key to our success is our exclusive new DSP Tool which provides a massive leap forward in terms of simplifying the process of programming, tuning, integrating, and expanding audio performance in meeting spaces. When audio pros see the new DSP Tool, they immediately realize this is a big deal for the industry.”…Read More

Kramer introduces complete Video Content Overlay solution

Kramer VCO automates the entire video content overlay process from design to display in one highly scalable, easy to use solution

Kramer is showcasing a complete Video Content Overlay (VCO) solution at InfoComm 2016 in C Hall, Booth C6825 in Las Vegas.

With intuitive, modular software and scalable hardware, Kramer VCO can deliver targeted promotional content, visitor information, emergency alerts, and more over HDMI video to multiple displays in multiple locations. Applications include bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels, conference rooms, retail, and digital signage. The solution can overlay text, static and animated images, and video at up to full-HD resolution.

Kramer VCO automates the entire video content overlay process from design to display, making it easier than ever to get your message across to achieve business goals.…Read More

Kramer introduces new control platform at InfoComm 2016

With multiple cloud options, the solution can control any AV environment

Kramer has released Kramer Control, the company’s new, comprehensive, cloud-based solution for control and analytics in any commercial Pro AV environment. The solution is currently being showcased at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas in C Hall, Booth C6825.

Kramer Control lets users seamlessly navigate to any room in an organization and easily control AV systems, infrastructures and devices, including Kramer wireless collaboration products, audio products and systems, thermostats, HVAC, lights, shades, alarms, security, video conferencing, and more at a fraction of the time and cost.

Based on a distributed architecture, Kramer Control offers agility and scalability, catering to a single room or large global enterprise with the same ease of use.…Read More