Digital audio networks are a hot product category this year. As the number of new network protocols has proliferated, so have products and services around them. Aviom, maker of the A-Net, Pro 16, and Pro 64 network solution, debuted the companyâ€™s new Design Services initiative. Headed by worldwide consultant liaison and design services manager, Jeff Lange, the three-member department is taking an ad hoc service the company had offered and formalizing it. Members of the design consulting team will review perspective and current customersâ€™ design proposals, offer suggestions for ways to improve efficiency or performance and help develop design approaches. The announcement comes simultaneously with the introduction of new contractor hardware â€“ the Wall Frame 6 line of modular digital wall boxes with 6-slot cards that accept up to 4 channels of I/O in various configurations. “All this is growing out of the network trend,â€? says Lange, who says they units can put a digital I/O directly in the wall, eliminating cabling and using power-over-Cat-5.
Another new network, Sennheiserâ€™s new Audio Distribution Network (ADN), is a wired digital conferencing system. ADN was designed as a premium entry-level solution for the conference market. The wired, digital discussion system is comprised of an easy-to-use central unit and two conference terminal options; one for the conference manager and the other for the participants. The systemâ€™s front end starts with microphones using Sennheiserâ€™s KE 10 supercardioid capsule and integrated twin loudspeakers in each terminal. DSP includes digital limiting. The central unit includes an integrated PC with pre-installed conference software that can deliver a graphic overview of the conference room enabling control of the microphone distribution and the conference settings.
Getting To Know You â€“ M&A are sooo 2009. Partnering and JVs were the m.o. at InfoComm 2010.
–Harman Professional announced a partnership with information display and paging specialist Com-Net Software to launch a series of new communication technologies starting with the co-branded IDX Information Delivery Systems. The IDX System couples Harmanâ€™s Crown CTs, BSS London and HiQnet technologies on the back end with Com-Net Software ECLIPSX Flight Information Display System or ECLIPSX Transit Information Display System at the front end. The combined results are audio networks with application-engineered interface and control in a versatile, cost-efficient package.
Similarly, on the telepresence front, global managed video services provider Glowpoint announced a partnership program with Tata Communications to extend connectivity to their respective customer communities. The program provides extended global connectivity and improved interoperability across a wide range of endpoints to customers utilizing Glowpointâ€™s managed service offerings and Telepresence interExchange Network (TEN) and Tata Communicationsâ€™ Global Meeting Exchange. Under the terms of the agreement, Glowpoint will extend its service offerings to include Tata Communicationsâ€™ Managed Cisco TelePresence and Global Meeting Exchange business-to business-services. Tata Communications will work with Glowpoint to deliver enhanced interoperability between Cisco and other video devices, and to offer managed services across a wide range of video conferencing endpoints.
AV mounting solutions Chief announced a partnership with SurgeX, a leading supplier of professional AC power conditioning and surge elimination products. Authorized Chief dealers will be able to purchase Chiefâ€™s new line of Raxxess Series racks protected with SurgeX technology, as a bundled solution. â€œThe SurgeX products will be a great addition to Chiefâ€™s new line of Racks, said Shannon Townley, SurgeXâ€™s senior VP of sales. â€œBy offering a fully integrated solution to the marketplace we expect customers to save valuable installation time, and enjoy the benefits of the best-bundled power and surge elimination rack solution thatâ€™s available today.â€?
Some interesting integrator hook-up news shortly…
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