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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: Introducing The Bose Videobar VB1 All-in-One USB Conferencing System

The Bose Videobar™ VB1 is an all-in-one USB conferencing device that brings premium audio and video to small meeting areas — from huddle spaces to medium-sized rooms. Be seen clearly. Be heard and understood fully. Six beam-steering microphones automatically focus on voices in the room and reject noise. A 4K ultra-HD camera with autoframing delivers crystal-clear video, helping remote participants feel like they're in the room. Proprietary Bose sound supports multimedia presentations, plays Bluetooth® audio, and ensures voices on the call sound natural. Single-cable connectivity means there's no need for separate audio and video cables at the table, reducing clutter. Whether it's a quick morning check-in or a full-afternoon workshop, the Bose Videobar™ VB1 helps you huddle up, see more, he...

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ProAVNews: Meet Crestron Flex MM

Transform more rooms into collaboration spaces  Today's hybrid reality demands increased UC capacity, an upgraded experience, and a way to bridge the distance between the office or classroom and home like never before. Flex MM answers the call. A great experience, from IT to End User Office workers, educators, and IT agree: Flex MM makes it easier – and more enjoyable – to get things done, from installation to collaboration. 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

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ProAVNews: Extron Full-Featured Annotation Processor with 4K Scaling and USB Extension

The Extron Annotator 401 is a high performance, hardware-based annotation processor that enables users to draw, point, or type over live presentations. It is HDCP 2.3 compliant and supports HDMI signals from 480i up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 color sampling. Duplicate HDMI outputs can be configured to drive multiple displays with selectable annotation, menu, and cursor visibility. The on-screen menu allows for quick and easy annotation, which can be can done using any combination of local or extended touch displays, keyboards, or other HID devices. It supports 32 total device connections. Annotated images may be printed or saved to internal memory, a USB flash drive, or a network location. Engineered for professional environments, the Annotator 401 is your ultimate 4K/60 solution for dynamic, mul...

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ProAVNews: Now Shipping: Vaddio Ceiling Speaker

The Vaddio Ceiling Speaker is optimized for easy installation and accurate voice reproduction. Ideal for conference rooms and classrooms. Key Features: 2-way speaker optimized for vocal clarityCeiling or wall mountableMagnetic speaker grille and removable phoenix-style plugIncluded ceiling tile braceTo 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

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ProAVNews: Extron Our First Ultra-Wide Touchscreen Puts Everything Within Reach

Extron is excited to introduce our first ultra-wide touchpanel, the TLP Pro 1230WTG. Featuring a vibrant 12" 1920x720 resolution touchscreen, the ultra-wide format enhances user experiences since it allows multiple tasks to be seen and managed at the same time. The TLP Pro 1230WTG provides ample screen space to simultaneously display full AV system controls, video preview and annotation controls. The TLP Pro 1230WTG features an HDMI video preview input that supports high resolution HDCP compliant video from an HDMI source. It also supports annotation when used in conjunction with an Extron Annotator. The sleek, low-profile design minimizes visual obstructions and improves collaboration engagement in a wide variety of applications. Key Features12" ultra-wide capacitive touchscreen with 1920...

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