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Thursday’s AV tech news round up

Today's product and tech news round up features updates from Peerless-AV/Absen, Solid State Logic, Visual Displays, and Digistor/Kiloview

Peerless-AV launches mounting system for Absen Accliam Plus and pro series 

Peerless-AV has announced the latest addition to its SEAMLESS mount line-up with the new dedicated Connect Series dvLED Mounting System, with the first model in the series designed specifically for Absen’s Acclaim Plus and Pro Series Direct View LED Displays (pictured).

Peerless says that the new mounting system for Absen can be installed in any configuration (landscape, portrait, or 45-degree angles), and features a slim, space saving design that offers “depth adjustment, precision mount spacing, easy-hang hardware and a robust steel frame for a quick and easy install”.

Keith Dutch, Peerless-AV’s managing director, EMEA, said, “The launch of our Connect Series is a game changer for the indoor dvLED market. This 1:1 system is readily available and stocked on shelf, allowing distributors to follow the LCD video wall selling strategy and implement the same for dvLED – effortlessly connecting dvLED display and associated mount in the channel, whilst speeding up delivery lead times – a win win scenario”.

The SEAMLESS Connect Series Mounting System for Absen is available now through Peerless-AV’s authorised distribution and reseller channel.

Solid State Logic up for three NAMM TEC Awards 

Solid State Logic (SSL) has announced that its products are up for three awards at the 36th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, which will join NAMM’s Believe in Music Week, held the week of 18th January, 2021.

Three SSL products have been nominated for Outstanding Technical Achievement at the awards. The new SSL 2+ two channel interface has been nominated in the Computer Audio Hardware category; the ORIGIN analog mixing console (pictured) was nominated in the Large Format Console Technology category; while SSL Native plug-ins have been nominated in the Signal Processing Software (Dynamics / Utilities) category.

“Once again, we are honoured to have been nominated for Outstanding Technical Achievement by the NAMM Foundation,” said Phil Wagner, senior vice president at Solid State Logic. “This year, receiving nominations across three distinct categories is particularly noteworthy, since it reflects the diversity of our products and user base.”

The NAMM TEC Awards are presented by The NAMM Foundation and recognise the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media.

Complete laser displays are the future

According to display systems specialist Visual Displays, the way forward in a post-Covid age lies in “complete laser display bundles”. This was the overriding theme from the company as it announced that it has partnered with two key suppliers to produce a series of bundled laser projected solutions. 

The company said that in recognising that the new socially distanced world will require every inch of presentation space and necessitate large media displays upwards of 100”, it has “designed a series of packaged solutions around dnp’s award-winning Supernova optical screens and Epson’s combined 3LCD and dual laser light source projectors”.

Visual Displays’ MD and 2020 AV Technology Awards Outstanding Contribution winner, Greg Jeffreys explained: “With in-person presentations and blended learning taking on a new complexion in the settings of the future, large media displays will become a given; projection video is far more economical than LFD once the display side reaches 90”, and from 100” upward it is the only option. Everything we offer is customised to the client’s requirements from a wide range of dnp Supernova ALR optical displays coupled with Epson projectors.”

The company’s complete laser display (CLD) bundles are now shipping, and Jeffreys believes the timing couldn’t be better. “ALR laser technology is now an affordable option, and entry level is as little as £5,000. In particular, we will be targeting the higher-education market, which is learning to live under new room restrictions, as well as corporate boardrooms.”

AVoIP at heart of new strategic partnership

Media and broadcast integrator and consultancy Digistor has announced a new strategic partnership with AVoIP specialist Kiloview that the companies hope will grow both businesses in the Australia and New Zealand markets. 

“I am extremely excited to be working with Kiloview and offering their AV-over-IP products to the ANZ market,” said Andrew Mooney, Digistor’s managing director. “We’re seeing an explosion of interest in IP-based video delivery, be it NDI, SRT or other more traditional transports and Kiloview is ahead of the curve in offering support for all formats.”

Judy Zuo, Kiloview’s sales director, added, “With Digistor’s sales network across the ANZ region, this joint partnership provides customers with valuable support to choose the best Kiloview product for their individual needs. We believe the collaboration of Kiloview and Digistor represents a positive change for the broadcasting industry in the ANZ region.”

Digistor said that with the broad adoption of remote video production, AVoIP has become necessary for businesses to retain or gain a competitive technical edge. “The Kiloview–Digistor partnership brings together flexible solutions in AVoIP in areas such as live-streaming, broadcasting and programme production.”