AV News: Outstanding New Products from Biamp, Crestron, Lutron and Planar

The AV industry is brimming with a horde of new products that are eager to take the sector by storm. Both the pace and the scale of products being introduced have drastically changed. Over the last few months, leading players from the industry have announced and introduced a slew of interesting new products or upgrades to existing ones.

Here, we take a look at these innovative products and highlight the benefits they can deliver in enterprise communication. Our list contains world-class products from Biamp, Crestron, Lutron, and Planar. Glance through the list and stay up-to-date with all the new happenings in the world of AV technology.

Biamp Introduces Devio – Next Generation Collaboration Platform

Biamp Introduces Devio

Biamp Systems recently announced the addition of new models in their popular Devio product family, the Devio SCR-20 and Devio SCR-25. Both the models include fully integrated HDMI audio, support for 4K30 HDMI output, HDCP 1.4, BYOD connectivity, and multiple software improvements. The Devio SCR-25 also supports connectivity via Bluetooth® and a wired headset jack for VoIP/POTS handsets. The patented Beamtracking™ microphones follow the people as they move and the DSP technology optimizes audio quality with minimal far-end echo. These conferencing hubs are bundled with either the DTM-1 tabletop or the DCM-1 ceiling microphone. Designed for huddle rooms or small conference rooms, they work well with a variety of popular web-based conferencing solutions.

Crestron Re-thinks Wireless Presentation with AirMedia® 2.0

AirMedia® 2.0

Crestron announces the debut of AirMedia 2.0 – the next generation of its popular AirMedia wireless presentation technology. It is designed to be the fastest, easiest, most manageable, and secure wireless presentation solution. AirMedia 2.0 is network-based and can be deployed, configured, and managed from the cloud. It lets presenters wirelessly connect their smart devices and laptops to the room display, regardless of the operating system while reducing wires or dongles cluttering the table. This iteration of the solution focuses highly on security and improves on an already user-friendly interface.

Lutron adds Voice Assistant Support for Lighting Control

Lutron Caseta Wireless lighting control system can now be operated through all three of the major voice-controlled smart devices: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri. Users can brighten and dim, turn on and off, and engage lighting scenes for via their respective smart devices. Voice-activated commands can easily cover the usual lighting control requests to quickly adjust different lighting moods. While shade control is available for all the three voice assistant platforms, Lutron is relentlessly trying to improve compatibility further.

Planar Introduces AV Industry’s First Flat Panel LED Video Wall

Digital signage technology by Planar

Leading manufacturers of visualization, display, and digital signage technology Planar launched the TWA series – a family of high-quality flat panel LED video wall displays. The series is a line of fine pitch LED video walls available in 0.9, 1.2, 1.4, 1.8 and 2.5 millimetres pitches. The core design ideology is focused on reducing power consumption and improving operational reliability. The video wall solution delivers seamless images that can be configured to nearly any size with pixel density, form-factor, and quality similar to LCD and rear projection video walls. The series is designed to be a drop-in replacement for legacy LCD and rear projection variants, without creating any compatibility issues with existing equipment.

(Content and Image courtesy: Biamp, Crestron, Lutron, and Planar)

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