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Google's New Meeting Room Hardware

Google's New Meeting Room Hardware

Google  brings out hardware for Hangouts Meet--the Google Hangouts designed for the workplace. It's a kit with four components: a touchscreen controller, speaker mic, 4K sensor camera and ASUS Chromebox. This hardware kit is priced at $1999 and is available in select markets around the globe beginning today. With Hangouts Meet hardware, Google hopes to make it easier to bring the power of their G Suite software tools into team meetings. Designed by Google, the Hangouts Meet speaker mic actively eliminates echo and background noise. Up to 5... Read more

Facebook's $199 All-in-One VR Headset

Facebook's $199 All-in-One VR Headset

Facebook announces the Oculus Go, a $199 VR headset that doesn't require a PC or phone to run... The headset alone creates the VR experience. Is this the important break that will finally bring VR to the masses? “We want to get a billion people in virtual reality,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook’s 4th Oculus Connect VR Developer Conference as he announced the new headset. A billion is a long, long way to go. To give you an idea, Apple's iPad (now considered a mature market) sold 11.42 million units in just Q3. Compare that to 4 years o... Read more

Oh, No! Nokia Stops OZO VR

Oh, No! Nokia Stops OZO VR

Google revamps its Daydream VR headset, Facebook is working on a wireless Oculus VR headset, and Microsoft buys AltspaceVR, but Nokia will "halt development of further versions of the OZO VR camera and hardware." Blame the slower-than-expected development of the VR market, but the decision goes beyond that: Nokia has decided to stop bleeding from tech investments and reap a harvest from its recent business investment in digital health. (In 2016, it acquired a connected device company, Withings in France.) "Nokia Technologies is at a point w... Read more

RMG NETWORKS: Justin Peyton to Head European Channel Strategy

RMG NETWORKS: Justin Peyton to Head European Channel Strategy

RMG Networks enlists Justin Peyton as its new European Channel Director to help expand its offering across Europe. With two decades of experience from across the AV, consumer electronics and telecoms industries around the world, Peyton will help RMG tap into the channel potential for digital signage in Europe. As Director of European Channel, Peyton will be responsible for extending relationships with partners across Europe and building out RMG’s portfolio of distributors, resellers and system integrators in line with growth goals. With im... Read more

RMG Networks Launches Korbyt

RMG Networks Launches Korbyt

RMG Networks launches an advanced enterprise Content Management System (CMS) platform, Korbyt. RMG designed and built this new CMS platform from their own experience serving the Fortune 100 and FTSE 100: that’s why the company says Korbyt offers a range of unique core features that make it "the most flexible and adaptable digital signage solution available in the market." The platform is built from the perspective of the user’s challenges, preferences and objectives based on research on what CMS users are (or are not) looking for in the per... Read more

Econocom to Buy BIS Group in Benelux

Econocom to Buy BIS Group in Benelux

Econocom Group will acquire 100% of the shares of BIS Group, a leading AV systems integrator in the Benelux market, for about €18.5 million in cash ($20.2 million in cash less escrow and fees). The seller is Mood Media, based in USA. Subject to the approval of the competition authorities, this would add the €50 million turnover from BIS Group (220+ employees) to Econocom's  €2.5 billion (10,000+ employees). For Econocom, this deal strengthens their "dynamic media market" (indoor and outdoor digital signage, video conference rooms, smart bu... Read more

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Displays

When It Comes to Video Walls, Bigger is Better

When It Comes to Video Walls, Bigger is Better

The VWPOP85 pop-out universal multi-screen video wall mount has been a large success for Edbak. A big part of the reason for its success is…well, how large it is. This unit... Read more

Industry News

Oh, No! Nokia Stops OZO VR

Oh, No! Nokia Stops OZO VR

Google revamps its Daydream VR headset, Facebook is working on a wireless Oculus VR headset, and Microsoft buys AltspaceVR, but Nokia will "halt development of further versions of the OZO... Read more

Conferencing & Collaboration

Google's New Meeting Room Hardware

Google's New Meeting Room Hardware

Google  brings out hardware for Hangouts Meet--the Google Hangouts designed for the workplace. It's a kit with four components: a touchscreen controller, speaker mic, 4K sensor camera and ASUS Chromebox. This... Read more

Audio

Extron’s New AXI Series Dante Audio Interfaces

Extron’s New AXI Series Dante Audio Interfaces

Extron Electronics introduces two new products in the Extron AXI family of Dante audio interfaces. The AXI 22 AT and the AXI 44 AT analog audio to Dante interfaces feature... Read more

Mounts and Accessories

Peerless-AV to Intro New Solutions at ISE 2017

Peerless-AV to Intro New Solutions at ISE 2017

Peerless-AV will be showcasing numerous new product innovations, including the SmartMount Universal Full Service and Flat Wall LED Mounting System, a 75" indoor digital signage kiosk, a 49" High-bright Xtreme... Read more

Digital Signage

Now NFC Devices Communicate with Broader Range of Devices and Tags

Now NFC Devices Communicate with Broader Range of Devices and Tags

The NFC Forum announces three newly adopted specs and one candidate technical specifications. The specifications are available on the NFC Forum website. Significant enhancements to these specifications include the addition of... Read more

Feature

How to Design Brilliant Meeting Room AV in 3 Easy Steps

How to Design Brilliant Meeting Room AV in 3 Easy Steps

by Ian Benneyworth, Project Manager at Anna Valley Over 15 years in the industry I’ve Installed, designed and serviced my fair share of meeting room AV solutions. It’s not just about installing... Read more