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ProAVNews: Crestron Newly designed for today’s office. Touch screens in touch with the way we work.

Today we're working, engaging and learning in more kinds of spaces than ever before. Huddle rooms, conference rooms, classrooms, training centers. The new Crestron 70 Series touch screens were designed to put all the promise of technology within easy reach–for the best possible experience. The Crestron 70 Series help make working easier, no matter what kind of work or workspace you're in. Available in 5", 7" or 10" starting at $1,100 MSRPProximity Sensor detects motion and awakens screen upon approachLarger, sharper screen resolution communicates with perfect clarityBluetooth® beacon enables touchless room control from any mobile deviceRemote management and mass deployment with Crestron XiO Cloud® management platform Discover what the Crestron 70 Series can do for your business today. To l...
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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! The Industry's First 8K Switching and Distribution System

Extron is excited to announce the immediate availability of the XTP II CP HD 8K I/O Boards. They accept HDMI 2.1 data rates up to 40.1 Gbps, enabling support of uncompressed 8K video with HDR. These HDCP 2.3-compliant boards provide input equalization and output reclocking and feature connections for powering active, Ultra High Speed HDMI cables. The XTP II CP HD 8K I/O Boards leverage the 50 Gbps backplane of XTP II CrossPoint® Series matrix switchers to deliver a future-proof AV infrastructure that supports convenient growth and upgrade without needing to replace equipment. Video ResolutionRefresh (Hz)Chroma SamplingMax. Bit Depth8K (7680 x 4320)604:2:088K (7680 x 4320)304:4:484K (4096 x 2160)604:4:4124K (4096 x 2160)1204:4:481080p (1920 x 1080) 1204:4:412Supported HDMI 2.1 Resolutions a...
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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! Our Most Powerful NetPA Ultra Amplifier Offering 2 x 200 Watts, Dante, and DSP

Extron is now shipping the NetPA U 2002 SB, an ENERGY STAR qualified, Dante-enabled audio power amplifier with flexible outputs that can drive 8 ohm, 4 ohm, 70 volt, or 100 volt loads. This half rack width, convection cooled amplifier has a plenum rated enclosure and includes rack mount hardware. The bridgeable outputs can deliver two 200 watt channels into low impedance systems or one 400 watt channel into low or high impedance systems. Onboard audio DSP includes a 6x6 mix matrix, filters, and dynamics. Four mic/line inputs and two line outputs can be utilized as Dante endpoints or as additional inputs to the onboard DSP. System monitoring provides detailed amplifier status via the Dante connection. The NetPA U 2002 SB features Extron's patented highly efficient Class D amplifier design w...
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ProAVNews: Vaddio Stay Connected with AV-over-IP Camera Solutions

EasyIP 20AV-over-IP PTZ Camera Designed to be easy.Designed for picture-perfect HD brilliance. The EasyIP 20 Camera delivers 1080p/60 resolution feeds to the EasyIP Ecosystem,an AV-over-IP solution for lecture capture, remote learning and video conferencing in large meeting rooms, lecture halls, and houses of worship. EasyIP saves money because EasyIP cameras send video over IP, eliminating costly extenders and video switchers, and instead uses standard network infrastructure. To learn more about this product, get a free quote or to schedule a demo send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800.554.5539 here ...
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ProAVNews: Do You Have Challenges With Social Distancing? Enter ListenTALK ...

ListenTALK is a Flexible, Customizable Group Communication System Maintaining physical distance and wearing a mask can make it harder to hear and understand communication in classrooms and teaching environments at colleges and universities. Beyond offering assistive listening devices for inclusivity and compliance, higher education institutions are contacting us to learn how they can implement ListenTALK to overcome critical communication barriers.As we get closer to the end of the year, now is a great time to reach out to learn about ListenTALK. Communicate clearly from a safe distance ListenTALK is a group communication system consisting of headsets, transceivers and docking stations. Together with the docking station units can be paired together in groups with just the touch of a button...
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