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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

HITACHI CPWU8700 & FL710

HITACHI CPWU8700 & FL710

Text:/ Christopher Holder The Hubble Telescope pitch was compelling. Rather than relying on terrestrial telescopes the size of a W Class tram, or Bond-villain-style radio arrays/dishes; put a telescope into orbit where it doesn’t have to deal with the inherent distortion of viewing the cosmos through the Earth’s atmosphere. In other words, rather than continue
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August 11, 2017 Reviews

AUDAC XMP44 PROFESSIONAL AUDIO PLAYER

AUDAC XMP44 PROFESSIONAL AUDIO PLAYER

Text:/ Christopher Holder One thing I’ve noticed from my trips to ISE in recent years is just how rapidly Audac is developing as a company. Belgium-based Audac is an audio specialist and, in years gone by, from this distance at least, felt like another beige purveyor of install loudspeakers. Things have changed. Although retaining its
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May 18, 2017 Reviews

ARKAOS MEDIAMASTER PRO 5.0 REAL-TIME VIDEO & EFFECTS SOFTWARE

ARKAOS MEDIAMASTER PRO 5.0 REAL-TIME VIDEO & EFFECTS SOFTWARE

Sound, Light… Visuals? Arkaos’s third piece of a live events puzzle is powerful and exciting to use. User Report:/ Micah Poole & Christopher Holder Displays are getting bigger, cheaper and more commonplace. So the display tech is no longer the sticking point to attaining eye-catching visuals in an live events or entertainment setting. Amazing visuals
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May 18, 2017 Reviews

BOSCH’S IP-BASED DICENTIS CONFERENCE SYSTEM

BOSCH’S IP-BASED DICENTIS CONFERENCE SYSTEM

A year or so ago we saw the launch of Bosch’s wireless Dicentis conference system. Very, very neat. Works via wi-fi, comes with its own WAP, uses NFC to check in delegates, easy to set up… very well suited to multi-purpose rooms or spaces you can’t install cables into. But wireless, it seems, will never
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May 18, 2017 Reviews

SONANCE PROFESSIONAL SERIES

SONANCE PROFESSIONAL SERIES

Not Another In-Ceiling Speaker Text:/ Christopher Holder Ho boy, just what the world needs… another in-ceiling speaker! I hear you, but just un-roll your eyes long enough to hear out this ‘new’ entrant. Sonance, a big deal in the residential custom AV sector, is releasing its Professional Series. The range includes a total of 22
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May 18, 2017 Reviews

MEVO LIVE EVENT CAMERA

MEVO LIVE EVENT CAMERA

LiveStream’s pocket TV Studio Text:/ Andrew Bennett ‘This is truly amazing, a portable television studio! No wonder your president has to be an actor, he has to look good on television’. Fans of the 1985 hit Back to the Future would recognise that statement from the 1955 iteration of Doc Brown describing the JVC GR-C1,
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May 18, 2017 Reviews

SWIVL VIDEO LECTURE CAPTURE SYSTEM

SWIVL VIDEO LECTURE CAPTURE SYSTEM

Text:/ Andrew Bennett Back in the day, if you missed a class… tough luck. Either you hit the books or did your best to catch up in the next class. More recently, teachers have been recording video for their students. Very often these are static, locked-off videos with poor audio. Swivl has come to the
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May 18, 2017 Reviews

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

AUDIX PERFORMANCE 40 SERIES WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEM

AUDIX PERFORMANCE 40 SERIES WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEM

Audix’s new wireless mic system throws everything it can at the Sennheiser/Shure duopoly. Text:/ Mark Davie By many accounts, Audix’s previous wireless system was a bit of a joke. I never had the opportunity to use it, so I can’t chime in other to point out that it was called RAD 360… RAD 360, it
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February 28, 2017 Reviews