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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 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.

ProAVNews: Dive into the 21:9 Ultrawide Format for Immersive Video Conferencing

Video conferencing systems using the ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio can provide a more immersive and equitable experience for end users. The format lends itself to conferencing software that places participants in an even row with plenty of room left over for a presentation space, live chat and ancillary data that aren't constrained or divided by bezels. The ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio also opens more options for camera placement above the streaming content.   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 The Industry's First Adjustable Width Sound Bar Goes Big - Up to 100" Wide

Extron is pleased to introduce two new sizes to the popular SB33 A Adjustable Width Sound Bar. These new sizes accommodate displays from 82" to 100" in width. The SB 33 A is a flexible solution for enhancing the audio experience in collaboration spaces. It can be customized onsite to precisely match the width of the display, offering high performance audio reinforcement that looks great in any space. Designed for the commercial market, the SB 33 A accommodates most USB webcams. Options are available to mount a PTZ camera or have no camera at all. Key FeaturesProvides enhanced audio quality for collaboration spacesNEW: Adjustable width to perfectly match any display from 46" to 100"Configurable for an internal webcam, a shelf-mounted PTZ camera, or no camera3" (76 mm) full-range drivers wit...

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ProAVNews: Planar Luminate Pro Series

Introducing the all new Planar® Luminate™ Pro Series, high-brightness LED video walls designed for high ambient light and direct sunlight indoors or out. With quick-access front or rear installation and service, and pixel pitches from 1.9 – 10.4 millimeters, they offer extensive deployment versatility to 'wow' viewers in various temporary or fixed applications.   Planar® Luminate™ Pro Series indoor and outdoor high-brightness LED video wall displays are designed to meet the fast-paced needs of temporary event applications, large venues and fixed installation. They offer easy front or rear-service access to electronics for deployment versatility, and magnetically-attachable cabinets with a quick-lock system support single-person handling. 1.9, 2.5, 3.9mm pixel pitch (Indoor) 2.9, 3.9, ...

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ProAVNews: In-Stock now: Vaddio ConferenceSHOT ePTZ Auto-Framing Camera

Ready to Ship: Vaddio ConferenceSHOT ePTZ with Auto-Framing CameraVaddio's ConferenceSHOT ePTZ delivers a dynamic, hands-free video experience that recreates the one-to-one videoconference experience perfect for hybrid working environments. The unique custom settings included with the camera make it ideal for enterprises that want professional-quality video for various meeting room environments.Perfect for Small SpacesThe ConferenceSHOT ePTZ USB camera has a wide 129° field of view, making it perfect for small collaboration rooms, huddle spaces and areas where employees are socially distant, and you want to ensure everyone is in view. The camera has a USB 3.0 Type C port, HDMI and audio I/O for easy integration with existing room audio systems. The built-in microphone is a convenient ...

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ProAVNews: Extron USB-C 8K/30 Video Optical Cables with USB Data and 60 W Power Delivery

Introducing the high-performance USBC Pro 8K Series, active, hybrid optical-copper USB-C® cables that transmit 8K/30 DisplayPort AV, USB 2.0 data, and power signals simultaneously over distances up to 30 feet (9.1 meters). They are ideal for USB-C-enabled devices that support video and audio over four DisplayPort lanes. To streamline integration, they support power delivery of up to 60 watts and can draw power from either connected USB device. The ultra-flexible, 0.26" (6.5 mm) thin diameter and narrow bend radius cable construction enable easy installation in tight spaces. The USBC Pro 8K Series is available in popular lengths from 12 feet up to 30 feet (3.6 meters up to 9.1 meters). Key FeaturesTransmits 8K/30 DisplayPort video and embedded audio signalsSupports a USB 2.0 data rate of 48...

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