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John Kurtinecz is Vice President of JP Lilley focusing on technical products and services facing the audio, video and presentation communities. John is a member of InfoComm International, ICIA which is now known as AVIXA, a member of various business chambers throughout the region, and Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau. In 1995 John...

John Kurtinecz is Vice President of JP Lilley focusing on technical products and services facing the audio, video and presentation communities. John is a member of InfoComm International, ICIA which is now known as AVIXA, a member of various business chambers throughout the region, and Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau. In 1995 John was among the first 26 people in the world to achieve CTS-I certification by InfoComm International. He has been actively serving the AV industry for 31 years. His drive and vision will continue to lead the audio, video and presentation industry for many years to come.

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ProAVNews: Extron Virtual Control is Here

Extron is pleased to introduce our new VCA 100 Virtual Control Appliance with integrated Virtual Control Processors - VCPs. This new virtual control system helps organizations easily deploy, scale, and manage their AV systems by providing the flexibility of hosting AV control resources in a central location, right alongside the resources your organization's IT team already manages. The VCA 100 with VCPs is designed for centralized AV control across the organization. It's everything you love about Extron control, scalable for the enterprise. AV/IT teams can host up to 50 IPCP Pro xi Series virtual control processors on a single VCA 100. As an organization scales their AV control system needs, new VCPs can be activated and configured or programmed to accommodate. While an entry level VC...

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ProAVNews: Extron Now Available! Use ShareLink Pro for Digital Signage

Sharelink Pro Extron is pleased to announce our new Digital Signage LinkLicense upgrade for ShareLink® Pro Systems is now available! This LinkLicense upgrade allows digital signage content to display on ShareLink Pro devices when users aren't connected or sharing content. Signage content can be displayed on the ShareLink Pro 1100 and ShareLink Pro 500 using web-based HTML content provided by third-party digital signage providers like Appspace or Seenspire. ShareLink Pro displays can now operate as both collaboration presentation systems as well as digital signage systems that provide customized information, news, or announcements. With our latest LinkLicense enhancement, you can bring vibrant, dynamic, digital signage to your ShareLink Pro installations. Key FeaturesDisplays digital signag...

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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! Pure 4K/60 4:4:4 Transmission. Uncompressed. Zero Latency

Experience the DTP3 Series of digital twisted pair products that extend HDMI with optimal image quality. DTP3 products support 4K/60 4:4:4 HDMI signals and are HDCP 2.3 compliant. Video with embedded audio, control, and power can be sent up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CAT6A cable. To maximize image quality and eliminate latency, all supported video resolutions are transported without compression. The DTP3 T 202 transmitter includes an HDMI loop-through for local monitor use, and the DTP3 R 201 receiver provides audio de-embedding for convenient installation in professional environments. DTP3 Series products are ideal for presentation venues, esports applications, and wherever needed to meet application requirements. Key FeaturesExtends HDMI with embedded audio plus control up ...

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ProAVNews: Now Shipping! Vaddio IntelliSHOT Auto-Tracking Camera

The IntelliSHOT® professional camera makes video collaboration and streaming classes easy and effortless. Equipped with advanced IntelliFrameTM technology, the IntelliSHOT ePTZ camera is the only auto-framing device that can be adjusted based on the room conditions and user's preferences. Key Features:Advanced Intelligent Framing algorithms keep your participants in view30x zoom with 70.2 degree field of viewSimultaneous USB 3.0, HDMI and H.264 IP Streaming (RTSP or RTMP)Two integrated beamforming microphones with built-in Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC)Balanced audio line in and out Vaddio's IntelliSHOT motion tracking camera is the only industry solution that allows AV integrators to adjust the framing experience for speed, sensitivity and image size. Vaddio's IntelliFrame technology is...

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ProAVNews: Extron Now Shipping! SuperSpeed USB-A Optical Cables for Reliable Extension of USB Data and Power

Extron is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our revolutionary USBA Pro Plenum Series active, hybrid optical-copper USB-A cables. Available for immediate shipping, the new cables support USB 3.2 signals and are backward compatible with previous USB standards. Engineered for Pro AV, each unidirectional extension cable reliably transmits data and power over long distances. They support a SuperSpeed USB data rate of 5 Gbps and deliver 5 V and up to 900 mA of power to the USB peripheral device. The ultra-thin 0.24" (6 mm) diameter and narrow bend radius allow for installation in tight spaces, including plenum air spaces. These optical-copper extension cables are powered by the host computer, and an LED provides visual notification of host power status. For peripherals that requi...

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