Jacob Blount

Jacob Blount

Jacob is the Special Projects Manager at rAVe [Publications] overseeing rAVe [NOW] (rAVe's trade show operations); leading projects ranging from web design, mobile application build-to-launch, information-technology implementations and digital design and development; and creating on-time, opinionated editorial content for our readers.

Cisco SolutionsPlus Program Now Includes Mezzanine from Oblong

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Oblong Industries’ flagship product, Mezzanine, is now available globally on the Cisco Global Price List as a part of the Cisco SolutionsPlus Program. This means that Cisco’s customers and channel partners can now purchase Mezzanine through Cisco’s Global Price List (GPL) to streamline ordering process. Mezzanine 600 Series from Oblong provides a flexible canvas for […]

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Leyard and Planar Showcase Broadest Selection of LED Display Solutions at InfoComm 2019

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Leyard and Planar demonstrated ongoing leadership in the LED display market by showcasing their widest range of award-winning LED display solutions, including the new Leyard TVF Complete, along with other display innovations, at the Leyard and Planar InfoComm 2019 booth #3143. “Our comprehensive portfolio of cutting-edge LED display solutions offers something for every customer, including […]

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DPA Intros 4097 Choir Mic at InfoComm 2019

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DPA Microphones previewed a new addition to its microphone lineup, the 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphone at InfoComm 2019. Ideal for house of worship and choir applications, the 4097 provides the same sonic qualities as the brand’s d:vote CORE 4099 Instrument Microphone but was designed specifically to capture dynamic choir sound, with both wireless or […]

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Middle Atlantic Steps Up Control Room Furniture Line by Adding LundHalsey

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Middle Atlantic Products today announced an exclusive partnership with LundHalsey, the U.K.-based designer and manufacturer of control room furniture solutions. This partnership will expand Middle Atlantic’s reach in the command and control space and, for the first time, will provide integrators in the U.S. with access to LundHalsey’s control room solutions. The company’s Kontrol Command, […]

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Casio Expands Its LampFree Projection Portfolio At InfoComm 2019 and UBTech 2019

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Casio America will showcase its expansive lineup of LampFree projectors — specifically its new Superior Series. Ideal for a range of environments, from businesses to classrooms, Casio’s Superior Series offers incredible benefits including high brightness, low maintenance, and installation flexibility. Casio will begin the week by displaying its full line-up of LampFree Projectors in booth […]

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Vivitek Details InfoComm Plans

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Vivitek just debuted a new NovoConnect solution at InfoComm 2019. Vivitek will showcase its projection technology with a 360-degree edge-blend display consisting of 15 projectors that circles the interior of its booth — providing an immersive application that illustrates the vivid colors, deep blacks and exceptional quality of Vivitek’s large venue projection technology. Vivitek offers […]

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Poly Is Still Trying to Convince People That Hardware-Based Conferencing Is a Thing with G7500

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Poly today announced the Poly G7500, which is basically a hardware-based VTC codec, an EagleEye IV camera (or EagleEye Cube USB), a Poly IP Microphone, a Bluetooth Remote control and cabling all packaged together in a way that integrates audio, wireless content sharing and 4K video for small and medium-sized meeting rooms for those that […]

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ZeeVee ZyPer4K HDMI Module for NETGEAR Switch Makes U.S. Debut at InfoComm

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Following the official launch at ISE, ZeeVee plans to use InfoComm to debut of its four-input Zyper4K HDMI Module for the NETGEAR M4300 Series Ethernet — basically, it’s four SDVoE AV-over-IP encoders on one module. Embracing its InfoComm show theme ‘Level Up Your AV Distribution,’ ZeeVee has recruited several e-sports players to demonstrate its zero-latency […]

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BlueJeans Adds Interactive Video Livestreaming to UCC Market

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Blue Jeans Network unveiled what it’s calling the next generation of its livestreaming platform adding better system management and security. Dubbed BlueJeans Events, it includes video interactivity and controls to manage live presentations, webinars, training events and executive town hall-like events that can host up to 15,000 participants. According to a BlueJeans TechValidate survey, 72 […]

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BlueJeans On the Go: Mobile Meetings Without Compromise

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BlueJeans Network today announced a complete re-do of its mobile meeting experience with an all-new BlueJeans Mobile App. To address the reality of more people meeting remotely, BlueJeans integrated the Dolby VoiceÆ audio stack into its Android and iOS mobile meeting apps. BlueJeans customers now enjoy Dolby Voice audio from the meeting room, desktop, tablet […]

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Vaddio Shows HuddleSHOT Conferencing Camera at UB Tech and InfoComm 2019

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Vaddio is bringing its new HuddleSHOT Conferencing Camera to InfoComm booth 2500. This all-in-one conferencing camera with integrated audio and an ultra-wide field of view is Vaddio’s newest solution optimized for huddle spaces; it’s USB, has stereo speakers, a built-in microphones and remote management features. The HuddleSHOT offers two integrated speakers with wide dynamic range […]

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Sony Integrates Kramer Control Inside Bravia BZ35F Displays

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Kramer Electronics and Sony Electronics have announced the integration of the Kramer Control BRAINware system into Sony’s BZ35F series of BRAVIA 4KHDR displays. Kramer BRAINware is an software application that you to execute your room control actions straight from a KT-107 family touch panel, VIA Connect PLUS or KC-BRAINware-5/25/50 without installing a physical brain between […]

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Panasonic Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America announces an expanded product and solution portfolio aimed at solving customers’ audio and visual challenges in a range of industries, including ‘live’ entertainment, rental and staging, education, corporate, museums and houses of worship, along with broadcast, video production, filmmakers and more. From June 12-14, at Booth #1300, Panasonic will introduce the world’s smallest 50Klm 4K DLP SOLID […]

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Matrox Monarch EDGE Encoders Ship

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Matrox Video has started shipping the Monarch EDGE 4K encoders for resolutions up to 3840x2160p@60 or quad 1920x1080p@60 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 using 25G networks. Priced at $7495 (€6,795, £5,995), the Monarch EDGE 4:2:0 8-bit encoder model is designedl for webcasting and over-the-top (OTT) delivery, while the Monarch EDGE 4:2:2 10-bit encoder version at […]

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CEDIA Announces Award Finalists

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CEDIA has named the Americas region and Asia Pacific region finalists for the 2019 CEDIA Home Technology Professional Awards competition. The awards recognize the very best projects CEDIA home technology professional members have completed during the last year. “CEDIA members continue to provide exceptionally great projects that are reviewed by our esteemed technical judging panel,” […]

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Sennheiser and Zoom Partner

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Sennheiser has teamed up with Zoom Video Communications to provide customers expanded possibilities for virtual collaboration. The benefits of Zoom’s cloud-based enterprise video communications and Sennheiser’s premium HD audio quality for business and seamless call control management will now be combinable for customers. The users of Sennheiser’s and Zoom’s products and services will experience Zoom’s […]

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Professional Wireless Systems Debuts RF Over Fiber PRZM Units At InfoComm

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Professional Wireless Systems has announced that the PRZM RF over fiber (RFoF) conversion system and Alpha Quad-4 and Alpha Quad-8 units is making their InfoComm debut in Orlando this week. PRZM, designed to facilitate the remote placement of wireless audio antennas beyond 200 feet, is ideal for live production as well as installed sound applications. […]

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Nureva Room Manager Adds Device Management

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Nureva has announced the addition of device management to Nureva Room Manager software, enabling IT and systems administrators to remotely manage settings used to configure HDL300 audio conferencing systems and the Nureva Wall. This provides customers with a more efficient and immediate way to schedule and install the latest software and firmware updates and adjust […]

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Christie Debuts Core Series LED and CorePlus LED Displays

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Christie at InfoComm launched the Christie Core Series and the Christie CorePlus. Core Series is designed for applications such as shopping mall kiosks, airport and public transit signage and select corporate installations with budgetary constraints. With pixel pitches from 1.2 to 2.5 mm, redundant on-board power and ADA-compliant mount system; Christie Core Series installs directly […]

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Aurora Shows ReAX Wall Mount and Desktop Touch Panels

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Aurora Multimedia will demo the first ReAX-based IP wall mount (RXT-7, RXT-10) and desktop (RXT-7D, RXT-10D) Android touch panels — integrated with fully-functional Javascript-based control. Both styles are available in 7″ and 10″. The wall mount version is designed to mount flush in wall portrait or landscape display modes and the desktop versions are available […]

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Aurora Multimedia Shows DXE-218 Eight-Output HDMI PoE Splitter

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Aurora Multimedia announces the DXE-218 calling it the first ever eight-port 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI PoE Splitter with downscaling per individual output. The unit includes capabilities such as individual CEC control, EDID management, hot plug detection and EDID reporting per output. This is all done through the LAN port for full control and statistics of all […]

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Listen Tech Demos Personal Listening Products at InfoComm 2019

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Listen Technologies will demo all its suite of personalized listening solutions at InfoComm 2019 this week. Products on display include the recently launched Listen EVERYWHERE, new ListenTALK Systems along with listen-only receivers and accessories, a new ListenRF receiver, the ListenIR and its hearing loop technology called ListenLOOP. Listen EVERYWHERE: Listen EVERYWHERE is the latest in […]

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Crestron UCC-Based Mic and SpeakerBar with Built-in 4K Camera at InfoComm

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Crestron just launched three new SpeakerBars for the UCC market; the UC-SB1, the UC-SB1-AV and the UC-SB1-CAM. All three are SpeakerBars with built-in beamforming mic arrays that are designed for huddle rooms, UCC spaces and small meeting rooms — and use the same form-factor, 43″ wide, 3″ deep and 5″ high. The difference is: UC-SB1: […]

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Listen EVERYWHERE from Listen Technologies MAkes InfoComm 2019 Debut

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Listen Technologies’ newest Wi-Fi product, Listen EVERYWHERE, officially debuted at InfoComm 2019. Listen EVERYWHERE streams audio wirelessly to individual Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as phones, tablets, etc. Listen EVERYWHERE replaces Audio Everywhere and features upgraded hardware, a better finish and a new server with professional audio outputs. The product is a professional-grade system with proprietary Listen […]

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New Kiosk Design Debuts from Chief at InfoComm

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Chief brought a new kiosk design for digital signage enclosures to InfoComm 2019. Impact Floor Mounted Kiosks provide an aesthetic solution for enclosing displays in open areas. Designed with no exposed fasteners while maintaining full access and serviceability. Our exclusive design keeps the display mounted to the frame when opened. Keyed locking security keeps displays […]

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Legrand at InfoComm Includes C2G, Chief, Da-Lite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Vaddio and Wiremold

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The brands of Legrand | AV will come together at InfoComm booth 2500 with a new presentation method. An assembly of typical applications, or vignettes, will showcase what each brand brings to enhance experiences with technology and how they work together. In booth 2500 you can take a tour and discover the latest from C2G, […]

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Nortek and HomeSphere Partner

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Nortek Security & Control today announced a new partnership with HomeSphere, a Colorado-based digital marketplace that connects building product manufacturers directly with regional homebuilders. “Through HomeSphere, we can reach over 2,600 local builders with the solutions and services available through the Nortek Security & Control New Home Program, and connect them with certified dealers to […]

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New UCC-Based PHONUM Audio System Debuts from beyerdynamic at InfoComm 2019

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beyerdynamic officially launched its wireless Bluetooth speakerphone PHONUM at InfoComm 2019. The conferencing solution claims to turn any space into a meeting room — basically, it’s a wireless speakerphone you carry with you anywhere you need to have a call. It has three operating modes GECKO FIX, GECKO FOLLOW and GECKO 360°. PHONUM always adjusts […]

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Chief Debuts Electric, Height-Adjustable Cart for Monitors

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Chief has designed new height adjust carts and floor support mounts to add accessibility to interactive technology in the K-12 education market. The Large Capacity Height Adjust Flat Panel Cart (LPE1U) mounts with height adjust capability for 26” (660 millimeters) of vertical lift. The Large Capacity Height Adjust Flat Panel Floor Support Mount (LFE1U) provides […]

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Chief’s Floor-to-Ceiling Cable Adds New Option to Make Signage Look Like it’s Floating

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Chief is launching the FCS1U Cable Floor-to-Ceiling Flat Panel Mount to provide QSRs and retail with more aesthetic options for digital signage. The mount will be on display at InfoComm booth 2500. The FCS1U supports both portrait and landscape orientations in a single SKU, with the option to retrofit a second, back-to-back display with the […]

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The Williams AV BluePOD Solo Dante System Ships

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The BluePOD Solo Dante is designed to simplify making conference calls in your meeting rooms with your computer, laptop and mobile phone just by tapping the Bluetooth connect button on your device. And, the volume, muting and connecting is all done on the standard volume control on your device. BluePOD gets its name from the […]

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