March 24, 2020
Live streaming solutions are increasingly crucial for business continuation, and TEKVOX has introduced two easy-to-use Live Streaming Mobile Kits for quickly equipping any room with live-streaming capabilities. No professional installation is required.
The TEKVOX 71206-DI and 71208-DI Drop-In solutions are affordable, professional-quality, self-contained packages suitable for any space. With all equipment pre-programmed and mounted and with minimal cabling, it’s never been easier to add live broadcasting to an existing facility without requiring a permanent installation or specialized programming. Read More…
March 18, 2020
TEKVOX has been operating under virus mitigation procedures for the past two weeks and is implementing additional steps today. In addition to having our technical staff work increasingly remotely, our factory staff have constructed decontamination chambers that will allow us to sterilize both inbound and outbound shipments to protect our team and our customers. We take the threat posed by this disease very seriously.
We are on the job, we have inventory, and we are prepared to support you.
March 17, 2020
With educators more interested than ever in exploring learning options, the 81200-DLC Drop-In A/V® Solution from TEKVOX is the most versatile choice for those looking for complete control of their advanced, modern classroom.
TEKVOX’s Distance Learning Drop-In offers powerful capabilities and extensive customization options at a revolutionary low price. The system features flexible matrix switching, controllable PTZ cameras, content broadcasting and recording, and occupancy-based automation for the utmost in classroom A/V control. Read More…
February 3, 2020
TEKVOX, Inc. announced the release of its 71202 and 71204 Drop-In AV® Classroom solutions featuring a revolutionary hardware/software fusion that migrates its award-winning TekMonitor control system to the classroom PC.
Rather than employing a typical hardware control and management system, the 712xx utilizes the classroom PC as the host for the secure PC-TekMonitor application and further uses USB I/O to control external devices such as projectors and switchers.
“As we continue to lower the barriers to adoption of managed AV systems in the K-12 markets, we’ve embraced hardware minimization by using spare cycles in the powerful PCs already resident in most classrooms” said Jim Reinhart, CEO of TEKVOX. “The new 71202 and 71204 require very little hardware to provision a fully managed and remotely supportable classroom system. They are both economical and eco-friendly.” Read More…
January 17, 2020
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the founding of New Braunfels, Texas, by Prince Solms of Braunfels, Germany, a special event and toast were organized by the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
Among the unique features of this toast was a beer recipe agreed-upon and made by breweries in the two cities at the same time. Furthermore, the celebration and toast took place in the two cities at the same time, was simulcast between them and also streamed live to Facebook.
AV systems manufacturer TEKVOX was approached by the planning team to provide advice on the technology required to facilitate the event. The TEKVOX 81200 Distance Learning Classroom (DLC) is a 4K drop-in with a fast-growing following in higher education. Read More…
TEKVOX Partners with PCS Telecom on AV Solutions for New Library Learning Center at Texas Southern University
January 15, 2020
Houston-based HBCU Texas Southern University (TSU) has opened its marquis Library Learning Center featuring the latest in innovative and collaborative teaching and learning spaces. TEKVOX designed and supplied state-of-the-art AV technology for the library partnering with PCS Telecom, which handled the installation and integration. Earlier this year TEKVOX and PCS Telecom teamed on the upgrade of the Earl Carl Courtroom at TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
The $43 million Library Learning Center has a distinctive angular design by Moody Nolan Architects. The 137,000-square-foot structure will serve as an intellectual hub for the university and the community at large. A soaring five-story atrium is at the heart of the building; the entire structure encompasses classrooms, book stacks, computer labs, study areas, offices, meeting and boardrooms, and gallery space. It also houses TSU’s faculty senate, Board of Regents IT department and alumni suite and serves as an honors college. Read More…
December 2, 2019
When it came time to renovate the Earl Carl Courtroom at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, TSU selected a TEKVOX Drop-In A/V solution to provide students and teachers with advanced audio and video capabilities in an easy-to-use, powerful system.
“We have been working with TSU for quite some time replacing campus classroom systems with sophisticated distance learning solutions,” Jim Reinhart, CEO of TEKVOX said. “As the centerpiece of the law school, the faculty wanted to add distance learning capabilities to the Earl Carl Courtroom , too.” Read More…
November 1, 2019
TEKVOX, Inc. announced the release of its 79066-H2U HDBaseT™ Wall Plate Switcher. The 79066-H2U is capable of sending full HD or 4K video with high fidelity over a standard Cat6a cable run (40M @ 4K, 70M @ 1080P). With a maximum power consumption of only 22W, and a convenient double-gang form factor, the TPUH701T makes it simple to connect distant digital video sources to a display with no need for armored cable or intermediate equipment. It features 2 HDMI connections and 1 USB-C (Slimport) connection, and allows for manual or automatic switching among them.
“Upgrading to an all-digital system is now in reach for nearly every school,” Jim Reinhart, CEO of TEKVOX, said. “More importantly, this technology can be built upon and upgraded with confidence.” Read More…
September 26, 2019
PCS Telecom, a Houston-based network cable design and installation company, is successfully using TEKVOX Drop-In A/V solutions to offer AV services to a wide array of clients. A trusted technology partner for voice, data, fiber optics and other IT needs, PCS Telecom is now deploying TEKVOX solutions to meet the needs of sophisticated AV installations.
“The traditional wall between IT companies and AV companies is crumbling,” says Jim Reinhart, CEO of TEKVOX. “Thanks to our Drop-In A/V solutions savvy companies specializing in data cabling are now able to expand their business without significantly changing their resource base. By using TEKVOX-designed and programmed systems IT companies can easily install and configure AV solutions to offer more services to their existing customer base or gain a new AV market for their business.” Read More…
September 9, 2019
TEKVOX, Inc. debuted its innovative ShareView™ technology for streamlining and empowering PC-based web videoconferencing. ShareView allows meeting attendants who are in the same room to share sources to the web-based conference video stream, adding a capability previously reserved for proprietary and expensive professional videoconferencing systems.
Web-based videoconferencing typically allows active participants to share programs from their computer as long as each user who wants to share video is a participant in the call. For large meetings, multiple people in a single room sharing video simultaneously can lead to audio feedback, video issues, and greater bandwidth usage. Read More…
September 4, 2019
TEKVOX, Inc. announced the release of its TEK 79055-K, a complete kit featuring the very capable 79055-H 4×4 matrix switcher supporting up to 4Kx2K UHD video resolution, four premium quality cables and four matched receivers. The switcher accepts up to four HDMI inputs, and routes them to 4 independent HDBase-T outputs with HDMI mirrors. All signals support common HD and UHD formats and the HDBaseT outputs include embedded RS232 control. Read More…
May 15, 2019
TEKVOX has expanded its support of touchscreen user interfaces to offer educational and corporate markets more efficient and cost-effective AV tech control.
TEKVOX now supplies AMX-compatible color touchscreens in the form of its 78041A-TCX7 7-inch and 78042A-TCX9 9-inch tech controllers. Other options include larger touchscreens with our new 78043-IoT-TekController-IoT. These new compatible touchscreens can also include video input options. If your CV10 or TPI-4 has failed and you want video without delay, TEKVOX has a solution. Read More…
April 12, 2019
TEKVOX, Inc. announced the release of its TEK 79045-DA 1×4 HDMI to HDBT Splitter. The 79045-DA, supporting full HD quality video, accepts an HDMI video input and mirrors one HDMI and four HDBT outputs. Included HDBaseT receivers can be mounted behind displays, providing four identical high-definition video signals up to 150 meters from the splitter.
“The 79045-DA provides a radically new cost and performance point for coordinating video distribution to a group of displays scatter over a significant floor space,” Jim Reinhart, CEO of TEKVOX, said. “With the mirrored HDMI output, it is affordable and practical to expand distribution and control to virtually any number of displays within 150 meters of the unit.” With an MSRP of only $1155, TEKVOX’s LR-DA14 is the ideal cost and space-effective piece of equipment for large rooms with up to four mirrored displays, all with serial control and HD video.
For more information on availability, specifications, and pricing, see the 79045-DA’s product page here.
March 21, 2019
Houston, Texas (October 11, 2019) – Lone Star College (LSC)-University Park Conference Center has installed TEKVOX Drop-In A/V solutions throughout the venue for the purpose of outfitting multiple rooms in modular configurations to meet the current and foreseeable audio/visual technology need with ease. With more than 22,000 square feet of meeting space that can be arranged in a variety of configurations, the LSC-University Park Conference Center has also simplified A/V tech set-up for LSC staff with factory-preprogrammed touch screens—a literal push-button solution with TEKVOX Drop-In A/V systems. Read More…
March 11, 2019
TEKVOX, Inc. announced the release of its 79060 HDMI to USB capture device. The 79060 features full 1080p@60Hz resolution on its HDMI input and output, and can both insert and extract audio from external sources. This versatility allows it to take in HD video and audio from a mixer while recording to a connected PC, displaying video on a confidence monitor, and feeding an extracted audio signal to a speaker system.
“The 79060 provides an innovative way to build an affordable recording/streaming solution,” Jim Reinhart, CEO of TEKVOX, said. “The flexibility in this compact device is unprecedented.” Retailing at $249, the 79060 is a cost-effective solution available for those who want versatile, reliable, and compact video recording via a single USB connection.
December 19, 2018
TEKVOX, Inc. announced the release of its 79084S HDBaseT™ 2.0 transmitter-receiver pair. The 79048S is capable of sending full HD video with high fidelity a distance of up to 325 feet, or 100 meters, in a single Cat6a cable run. With a maximum power consumption of only 18W, and a compact form factor, the BT150P makes it simple to connect distant digital video sources to a display with no video distortion or need for armored cable.
“Transmission of power, HD video, and serial control can now go farther than ever,” Jim Reinhart, CEO of TEKVOX, said. “The ability to transmit a video signal and display control up to 325 feet opens the door for sophisticated, cost-effective A/V solutions in even the largest lecture hall.”
July 6, 2017
TEKVOX has announced enhancements to its 71000 Drop-In A/V® product portfolio, which ensure easy integration as comprehensive platform solutions and provide maximum value for customers.
The TEKVOX Drop-In line has been simplified and now centers on four primary configurations: the 71011 Managed Digital Foundation entry-level Drop-In, the mainstream 71021 Drop-In for a variety of single display applications, the powerful TekFlex multi-display solution for classrooms, lecture halls and executive conference rooms and the 4K MultiView Drop In for active learning/collaboration environments with our without video conferencing support. Read More…
May 28, 2017
TEKVOX now offers an auto-tracking camera made for education. The TEK UV100T-20-ST auto-tracking camera is a state-of-the-art high definition 1080P/60 PTZ camera with 20X optical zoom lens and has two SDI outputs with IP streaming. By using a supplied configuration program, a Teacher’s tracking mask can be created and saved into the camera. The camera will only track while the teacher is in this area. If tracking is lost, a preset can be setup for the camera to go to. With auto-tracking the TEK UV100T can be used to follow a person without an operator. At any point auto-tracking can be turned off and the camera works like a standard PTZ conference camera. Read More…
November 16, 2016
Austin, TX (November 15, 2016) – TEKVOX is pleased to announce that its new, Texas S.B. 507-compliant ViewVault™ fills the need for secure, cost-effective A/V recording in classroom applications. The easy-to-install drop-in solution requires very little set up or maintenance and is capable of recording and storing six months (1,667 hours) of HD video and associated audio.
Texas S.B. 507 mandates video cameras in special education classrooms or other settings that provide special education services. The legislation safeguards special-needs children, allows review of procedures followed when crisis incidents occur and also offers opportunities for teacher observation and training. Read More…
August 15, 2016
Austin, TX – TEKVOX has launched Tek Digital Express, a turnkey wall plate transmitter and receiver kit aimed at the educational market (K-12 and Community Colleges) and other customers who want to upgrade to a digital link from the wall plate to the projector. Tek Digital Express contains everything needed to install fully modern, end-to-end digital AV in just minutes. It can be professionally installed as well.
“The Tek Digital Express kit is the easiest way to ‘go digital’ today and retain support for legacy analog (VGA) technology,” says TEKVOX CEO Jim Reinhart. “Part of a comprehensive solution that can be upgraded incrementally and cost effectively, Tek Digital Express is 4K compatible. It’s a powerful starting point that will serve the customer’s needs for years to come.” Read More…