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Infocomm av and collaboration

Infocomm: Urgent AV and Collaboration advice almost everyone ignores (Part 1)

In this excellent article, Infocomm talks about some of the most common errors made during the design and implementation of AV and video collaboration projects. This tutorial (and its upcoming second part), are a must-read resource for anyone designing a VC room. Key discussion points in this article are:  The room video camera needs to...
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Why automixers are necessary in multi microphone environments

Why automixers are necessary in multi microphone environments?

In this Audio 101 series of videos, Biamp provides an extremely insightful and comprehensive explanation of the issues that are faced when we have complex AV environments that feature several microphones. Noise and feedback and common problems in these scenarios and automixers are the key to solving them. The presenter also explains in detail how...
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How does mix-minus address audio echo

FAQ: How does mix-minus address audio echo and feedback problems?

What is mix-minus? This is a term used in the audio industry to describe a particular setup of a mixing console or matrix mixer, which eliminates the input from an audio device (such as a microphone or speaker) from the output to that device. That is, the output to the audio device contains everything except...
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extron electronics

FAQs: A glossary of common professional audio terms

Like any type of technology the professional audio industry has its own vocabulary, one that can become a little confusing if you are not used to it. This Audio glossary from Extron is a great place to figure out the meaning of various terms used when referring to professional audio design and solutions. Here are...
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What are Matrix switchers

FAQ: What are Matrix switchers and why are they important in AV integration projects

As AV networks become more complex – because an increasing number of devices and rooms need to be a part of it – the use of matrix switchers becomes necessary. They allow the routing or switching of audio and video signals from multiple input sources to the one of several output devices. For example; the...
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Media Coverage: Forward Momentum

FAQs: A Glossary of common Digital AV terms

Like any type of technology the AV industry has its own vocabulary, one that can become a little confusing if you are not used to it. This Digital AV glossary from Extron is a great place to figure out the meaning of various terms used when referring to digital AV. Here are few of the...
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FAQ: What is the minimum requirement for HDBaseT?

According to the HDBaseT Alliance… “HDBaseT was developed to work with the most basic LAN infrastructure, ie. Cat5e cables. However the best practices recommended by installers and integrators suggest the use of Cat6 cables for better performance and error-free transmission.” However while HDBaseT uses an Ethernet jack (RJ-45), it does NOT work on a regular...
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What are the new features of HDMI 2.0

FAQ: What new features will HDMI 2.0 offer?

According to the HDMI Forum, HDMI 2.0 is an upgrade over HDMI 1.4, which will be… Backward compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI specification Support much higher bandwidth – up to 18Gbps Add key enhancements for enhancing the consumer video and audio experience Does not specify a new cable or connector standard Some specific...
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All about HDMI

FAQ: What is HDMI?

According to the HDMI Forum… “HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a data transfer standard that allows high-resolution, all-digital data (both audio and video) to be transported via a single cable. This dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality HD experience. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel, 192kHz, uncompressed digital...
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FAQ: What can cause premature failure in LED light fixtures?

LED’s open the way to new applications and markets in various different fields with a broad spectrum of requirements. LED lighting has been revolutionary and perception of it as the leading commercially available lighting technology is transforming the lighting industry rapidly. One of its most important traits is its high reliability – whereby a lifetime...
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