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Top Ten Pro AV stories of the week

What Happened This Week: most popular stories June 20-24, 2022

SVConline presents the week’s top ten Pro AV stories, this week’s most popular stories from our Pro AV Today newsletter. This week’s roundup includes a the smallest pliers wrench in the world, tremendous internet outages, and a fabric that can “hear.”

June 20-24, 2022
1. KNIPEX Tools introduces the smallest pliers wrench in the world (via [email protected])

2. Half the internet died while you were sleeping. Here’s what happened. (Amanda Yeo)

3. Scientists-develop-acoustic-fabric-that-can-hear-your-heartbeat (Tala Michel Issa)

4. Smart switches or smart bulbs? How to choose the right smart lighting for your home (Jennifer Pattison Tuohy)

5. Amazon Astro review roundup (SVConline)

6. Cindy Davis’ Top 5 Trends from InfoComm 2022

7. Snap One releases Control4 CORE controllers with OS 3.3.0 featuring LED color controls and Composer Pro enhancements (via [email protected])

8. For our next convention: Elon’s one-lane Vegas Tesla tunnels expanding into full boondoggle (Kevin Hurler) 

9. The US has a long way to go before adopting a universal charger policy (Scharon Harding)

10. Black Box now offers full design and integration services for complete Bose Professional Solutions (via [email protected])


June 13-17, 2022
1. Official InfoComm 2022 Numbers Released (Cindy Davis)
From June 8-10, thousands of Pro AV folks filled the North and West Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center to attend InfoComm 2022. The official numbers have been released.

2. Here’s what happens when Sonos won’t stop sending you speakers (Emma Roth)

3. Internet Explorer, star of Windows, dies at 26 (Tom Warren)

4. 7 best wireless HDMI video transmitter to help you watch anything you want on any screen (Ceren Uysal)

5. Gig Gear Expands Drop Stop Line with New Drop Stop Tool Tether (via [email protected])

6. Mix Live Blog: Bugs!!! (Steve La Cerra)

7. Microsoft Teams now uses AI to improve echo, interruptions, and acoustics (Tom Warren)

8. How People From 1955 Imagined Technology of the Future (Matt Novak)

9. Elon Musk’s Boring Company will build a 34-mile tunnel network underneath Las Vegas (M. Moon)

10. Vanco International Introduces PulseAudio Collaboration Video Bar (via [email protected])

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June 6-10, 2022

1. Shure prevails in latest patent case filed by ClearOne (via [email protected])

2. Q1 2022: AV/IT industry acquisitions, restructuring, partnerships and rebranding – more than 20! (Cindy Davis)

3. SiliconCore LED floor is first high resolution modular option to market (via [email protected])

4. Sound Masking or Speech Privacy? (Holger Stoltze)

5. Audinate provides supply chain update (via [email protected])

6. BrightSign to unveil new XC5 media players at InfoComm 2022 (via [email protected])

7. LiquidView and Leon Speakers collaborate to debut virtual window at InfoComm 2022 (via [email protected])

8. iPhones to require USB-C charging by 2024 under EU agreement (Scharon Harding)

9. Here’s everything Apple just announced at WWDC (Kif Leswing)

10. Christie Griffyn 4K50-RGB all-in-one pure laser projector launches


May 30-June 3, 2022

1. Samsung Display to close LCD business (Cynthia Wisehart)
Samsung Display will be ceasing its production of LCD panels, focusing instead on OLED and quantum dot going forward.

2. As hot desking gets hotter, Crestron adds Crestron Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams Displays (via [email protected])

3. Remembering Apple’s Newton, 30 years on (Jeremy Reimer)

4. NASA’s tenacious drone sweeps over Mars in farthest flight yet (Elisha Sauers)

5. NEARITY to unveil 91-element beamforming ceiling array microphone during InfoComm debut (via [email protected])

6. Sonos Voice Control introduced (via [email protected])

7. Meyer Sound PANTHER makes trade show debut at InfoComm 2022 (via [email protected])

8. LEA Professional high power 1500 Watt per channel IoT-enabled amplifiers now available (via [email protected])

9. NASA chooses two companies to build spacesuits for its 21st century Moonwalkers (Eric Berger)

10. FSR will debut the industry’s first dedicated flat panel TV project boxes for 8″ block walls at InfoComm 2022 (via [email protected])


May 23-27, 2022

1. Sennheiser and Shure lose battle for vacant UHF channel (Paul McLane, Radio World)
The FCC has refused a request from Sennheiser and Shure to preserve a vacant channel in the TV bands for wireless mic use.

2. The full saga of Apple’s troubled mixed reality headset has been revealed (Samuel Axon, Ars Technica)

3. New dynamic glass can tint with an electric charge and is coming to your home (Brad Bergan, Interesting Engineering)

4. Marshall Debuts Expanded Features for its POV and PTZ Camera Lines (via [email protected])

5. ClearOne terminates CEO and appoints interim CEO (via [email protected])

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6. 7 most expensive electric cars in the world in 2022 (Can Emir, Interesting Engineering)

7. How we learned to break down barriers to machine learning (Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica)

8. Neutrik Americas’ Roadmap to IC22 (Cindy Davis, Mary O’Hearn, AV Network)

9. Exclusive: Inside T Bone Burnett’s High-Tech Reinvention of the Record (Clive Young, Mixonline)

10. Snap One Returns to InfoComm 2022 with a Host of New Solutions To Support Commercial Partners (via [email protected])

May 16-20

1. Apple’s hidden setting instantly makes your video and audio calls sound better (David Pierce, The Verge )
Today, I learned that there’s a newish feature buried in the Control Center that instantly improves the quality of your microphone during calls, whether you’re audio-only or on video.

2. WATCH: Ford F-150 Lightning Pro for work (SVC Online Editor)


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