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IN THE PIPELINE: MEDIA IN A 4K WORLD

IN THE PIPELINE: MEDIA IN A 4K WORLD

Media in a 4K* World Text:/ Derek Powell The era of 4K* hardware is upon us. In the commercial audiovisual sphere, it is getting hard to buy a display screen, switcher or distribution system that is not 4K* rated. Every TV manufacturer is pushing Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K* screens as the replacement for what
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April 13, 2018 Industry, Technology

VIVITEK DK8500Z

VIVITEK DK8500Z

4K Single-Chip DLP Laser Projector Review:/ Christopher Holder This is a 4K Special Issue, so it’s only fitting we bring a 4K installation projector in for questioning. Easy? Not so much. There are very few commercial 4K projectors on the market. Vanishingly few.  Since some 12 months ago there have been a smattering of 4K
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April 13, 2018 Products, Reviews

NEP. OB. RTS. COMMS

NEP. OB. RTS. COMMS

NEP has recently installed a huge RTS comms system, forming part of the broadcaster’s new Andrews Hubs, located in Sydney and Melbourne, and connects the hubs with sporting venues and OB trucks across the country via a new high-bandwidth IP network. The RTS IP-based talkback system includes multiple ADAM-M matrix frames all with redundant power
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April 13, 2018 Products, Projects

RIEDEL BOLERO

RIEDEL BOLERO

Riedel has a new wireless intercom solution called Bolero. Bolero operates in the license-free 1.9GHz DECT frequency range. It can be fully integrated into Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom platform, and can be used three ways: as a wireless beltpack, as a wireless keypanel, and as a walkie-talkie radio. Bolero runs over a standards-based AES67 IP network. Decentralised antennas connect to AES67 switches and then to Artist frames equipped
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August 11, 2017 Products, Reviews

THE WEB TAKES CONTROL

THE WEB TAKES CONTROL

Don’t take it personally. ACA wants to control everything on the network. AV just needs to get out of the way. Text:/ Derek Powell AV and IT convergence? That horse has bolted. It’s happened. Fait accompli. Much has already changed. Matrix switchers, one of the mainstays of any sizeable installation, are on the endangered species
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August 11, 2017 Industry, Innovations, Technology

FOCUSRITE TURNS TO PRO

FOCUSRITE TURNS TO PRO

Rich Nevens has come on board this year as Focusrite’s head of pro sales. Effectively he’s Mr RedNet or the RedNet Czar if you like. Rich is a serial monogamist in the world of pro audio. After a stint as an almost-pop star in the ’80s, Rich headed up a nascent Euphonix sales division in
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August 11, 2017 Companies, People, Products

YAMAHA YVC-1000 & YVC-300 BLUETOOTH-ENABLED CONFERENCE PHONE SYSTEM

YAMAHA YVC-1000 & YVC-300 BLUETOOTH-ENABLED CONFERENCE PHONE SYSTEM

Text:/ Andrew Bennett Mobile phones are getting smarter and our workplaces more dynamic, flexible and mobile. Isn’t it time our conference phone solution caught up? I’m sure you’ve been on the end of a call where the other party, or should I say, parties, are gathered around a single smartphone on loudspeaker mode. It’s not
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March 16, 2017 Products, Reviews

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

Fancy five 20-tonne slabs of concrete and brick moving over your head? That’s how Fernando Menis controls the acoustics of CKK Jordanki Concert Hall. Text:/ Mark Davie Architects must hate it when client’s change their mind. Say the brief was to  build a retirement home for a sexagenarian couple — a well-considered, modernist abode with
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March 16, 2017 Industry, Innovations, Projects

BRINGING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR SPEAKERS

BRINGING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR SPEAKERS

IsoAcoustics is a relatively young company, but that hasn’t kept it from making a mark on the industry in a short period of time. Starting manufacturing and distribution in 2012, the Canadian company’s award-winning monitor isolation stands have obtained rave reviews and a presence in over 60 countries. How do plain ol’ speaker stands make
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December 14, 2016 Technology

MCEC FINDS A PEARL

MCEC FINDS A PEARL

Live streaming is hardly considered a specialty service anymore. Most performance venues are realising it’s virtually a requirement to stay with the times in an increasingly online, inter-connected world. TV channel counts are dwarfed by the gazillion options available live on the Internet, and stream-hosting websites like ustream.tv and livestream.com have never been busier. The
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August 15, 2016 News, Products