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RTI Ships White T3x Remote

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RTI WhiteRTI announces a special edition of the T3x handheld system control-- one with a white finish, part of a 25th anniversary celebration allowing dealers to vote on their favourite finish colour.

The T3x remote was first shown off in different finishes back at ISE 2017. In the aforementioned special edition colour vote, the white finish won by a landslide, leading to the white version of the flagship remote.

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Amazon Echo Show Heads to Europe

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The Echo Show-- the touchscreen-equipped Echo device-- heads to Europe, as the online retailer turned device maker Amazon opens preorders in Germany and the UK.

Echo ShowThe Echo Show does everything regular Echo devices do, only with the addition of a 7-inch touchscreen and a camera. Thus it allows for video calls, fullscreen cards for answers to queries and online video viewing (but not YouTube videos, since Google blocked access on the Amazon device for some reason).

Finally the device also pairs with home automation products via Alexa Skills, including baby monitors from Ring and Arlo, Philips Hue smart lights, and thermostats from the likes of ecobee and WeMo.

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Ihiji ProVue Combines RSM Platforms

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Remote systems management (RSM) provider Ihiji presents ProVue-- a combination of Invision and Service Manager providing the remote monitoring, management and support of client technology via refreshed user experience.

Ihiji ProvueA redesigned UI of the initial ProVue web releases simplifies setup and management without sacrificing the power of Ihiji solutions. Meanwhile improved Invision features use the Ihiji device module and identification library for auto-discovery, device identification, setup and deep insights.

A ProVue Mobile app allows field technicians to more easily configure and discover devices on-site, as well as manage all power reboots while on-the-go. Another addition is HomeVue, a means for customers to get a snapshot of system health and perform self-help reboots.

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Microsoft Opens Xbox One X Preorders

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The pre-Gamescom 2017 Microsoft press conference has the company open preorders for the upcoming Xbox One X with a special edition of the console-- the Project Scorpio Edition.

Xbox One X ScorpioNamed after the machine's original code name, the Project Scorpio Edition has a custom gradient design on the exterior, together with the Project Scorpio branding stamped on the controller and console. Meanwhile the retail packaging features a giant X reminiscent of the original Xbox.

However one has to keep in mind the Scorpio Edition is identical to the regular Xbox One X-- it is simply something special for the fans and early adopters.

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QSC and Wyrestorm Join Software Forces

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QSC and WyreStorm announce the integration of the QSC Q-SYS Platform and WyreStorm NetworkHD AV over IP solutions, bringing together two distinct networking technologies.

WyreStorm QSCAccording to the two companies, the Q-SYS Media Stream Receiver software component within Q-SYS Designer Software has been updated to allow for simple connection to the audio stream generated by any NetworkHD 100, 200 and 400 series AV over IP encoder. This allows Q-SYS to ingest the audio content presented to the encoder by its HDMI source device, and then process and route to any destination on the network.

Secondly, QSC will release control and monitoring plug-ins for the NetworkHD series, allowing for simple source switching, control and monitoring directly from the Q-SYS Platform and Q-SYS touchscreen controllers.

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RTI Ships CX10 Touchpanel

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RTI starts shipping the CX10-- a touchpanel ideal for both residential and commercial applications with a 10-inch capacitive 1280 x 800 LCD touchscreen, integrated HDBaseT input and stereo speakers.

CX10The touchscreen is easy to mount on a countertop or beneath a cabinet, and has a display tilt range from 10 to 90 degrees for the best viewing angle possible. Further features include video intercom support, built-in composite input to view video from security cameras and other devices, an ambient light sensor to adjust backlighting for est visibility and a proximity sensor to automatically wake the panel up.

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How to Turn an Android Box into a DVR

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Android STB maker Tablo announces a solution for customers wanting to record over-the-air (OTA) TV using their Android TV box-- the Tablo Tuner and Tablo Engine app combo.

Tablo First previewed back at CES 2016, the Tablo Tuner is a dual-tuner USB adapter connecting a TV adapter to the Android TV box in question (such as the Nvidia shield). Once connected, users need to install the Tablo Engine app on their STB, transforming it into a means to discover, watch and record live HDTV without need for DVR hardware or an always-on PC.

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