Jacob Blount

Jacob Blount

Jacob was a Project Manager at THE rAVe Agency and an Assistant Editor for rAVe [PUBS]. He worked on internal and client-based projects for the Agency and oversees rAVe [PUBS]'s live event trade show and event coverage, rAVe [NOW].

Nureva to Showcase Transformative Solutions for Collaborative Spaces at InfoComm

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Nureva Inc announces its participation in InfoComm 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 6–8, 2018. The company will demonstrate its new Nureva Wall WM408i system, new functionality in Span visual collaboration software, and the new Dual HDL300 audio conferencing system. Visitors to booth N1276 will experience how Nureva’s advanced solutions combine to create an environment that empower […]

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CEDIA Adds More Education Leadership

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CEDIA has announced that Thomas Darling will join the CEDIA staff as the senior vice president of development and education. This newly created role will lead CEDIA’s professional development department, specifically focusing on strengthening the education programs and increasing the scope and quality of CEDIA’s curricula. Darling brings significant experience in higher education. For the last eight years he served as […]

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Audio-Technica Ships ATUC-50 Digital Discussion System

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Audio-Technica is now shipping three new components for its ATUC-50 Digital Wired Discussion System – the ATUC-50INT Interpretation Unit, the ATUC-50IU Integration Unit and the ATLK-EXT165 Link Extender – expanding the functionality of the system. Designed for situations where up to three languages are involved, the ATUC-50INT places control in the hands of interpreters, thanks to the system’s web remote-based conference management […]

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Atlona Debuts 8×8 HDMI Matrix Switcher for 4K and HDR Content

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Atlona has a new 4K matrix in the form of the AT-HDR-H2H-88MA — a 1RU eight input and eight output using HDMI 2.0b and support for all video resolutions, audio formats and color spaces in the HDMI 2.0b specification. The HDR-H2H-88MA supports 4K/UHD video at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps (10-bit color). Stereo, unbalanced audio […]

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NEUTRIK Introduces New Dante I/O Interface

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The new NEUTRIK intelligent NA2-IO-DLINE Interface enables integration of analog signal devices within a Dante AoIP network in just a few easy steps. This new end-of-network device offers two analog inputs and two outputs, enabling it to simultaneously integrate two analog audio channels within a Dante network or output a Dante stream as two analog channels. “The […]

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MSE Audio Ships SoundTube STNet Pendent Speakers

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MSE Audio, parent company of SoundTube Entertainment, Soundsphere, dARTS, Phase Technology, Induction Dynamics, SolidDrive and Rockustics, has announced the STNet IP enabled Pendant speakers are now shipping. The first pendants in the industry with Dante capability, the IPD-RS62-EZ and IPD-RS82-EZ use SoundTube’s BroadBeam Ring high-frequency dispersion technology for clear, understandable messaging and music over a wide area, even off-axis from […]

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Location-Based Virtual Reality Market to Reach $809 Million

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News reports of experiential location-based virtual reality (LBVR) in shopping arcades, theme parks and movie theatres are taking the global press by storm. Companies including FoxNext, Zero Latency and Disney’s ILMxLab with Star Wars are demonstrating that LBVR is a viable business for investment, which is clearly enticing mainstream consumers to satisfy their VR curiosity. This is demonstrated by […]

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i3-Technologies joins Zoom Video Communications Technology Ecosystem Program

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i3-Technologies has teamed up with Zoom as a member of the Zoom Rooms Technology Ecosystem Program. The software-based video communications platform from Zoom and the interactive touch displays from i3-Technologies allow organizations to bring visual collaboration to any size room. Remote collaboration is a growing reality for businesses. The simple yet powerful interface from Zoom, paired with the plug […]

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Layer Logic Selected to Exhibit in Innovations Showcase at Infocomm 2018

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Layer Logic announced it has been invited to exhibit in the Innovations Showcase at Infocomm 2018, June 6-8 in Las Vegas. The company will be demonstrating its flagship product, the CoreTouch Intelligent Appliance. CoreTouch allows users to connect and simultaneously control up to four devices on a single touchscreen display. There is no software to download, and no […]

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Cinionic and Ultrahaptics Enhance Immersive Cinema Lobby Experiences

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Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, and Ultrahaptics, has launched a turnkey visualization solution that engages patrons in an interactive, sensory experience right in the cinema lobby. Millennials and “digital natives” are driving new trends and feedback-driven experiences. Cinionic and Ultrahaptics have collaborated on the design of innovative digital movie posters – embedded with mid-air haptics and motion tracking technologies – […]

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Allen & Heath Presents Distributed Audio and Hardware Control Training at InfoComm 2018

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Today’s AV system professionals face a unique set of challenges posed by integrated audio, video and lighting systems combined with an expanding range of networking protocols and rapid advances in both hardware and software. To help designers and installers meet these challenges, Allen & Heath veteran audio installation expert Martijn Verkerk will present a special training […]

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Smart Home Devices Purchases Increased by 66 Percent in 2017

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Research from Parks Associates finds purchase intentions for smart home devices among U.S. broadband households have increased by 66 percent year over year, which will drive an accompanying increase in consumer expectations for premium and personalized technology experiences in all aspects of their digital lives. The IoT research firm will host the sessions for Integrated Life Day at InfoComm, June 5 in Las Vegas, […]

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Primacoustic Ships Hercules Impact-Resistant Acoustic Panels

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Primacoustic Hercules panels are absorption panels that are designed to withstand the abuse of environments such as gymnasiums, offices, classrooms, and other public occupancy spaces. While most acoustic panels are delicate and susceptible to damage, Hercules will help to reduce reverberation while looking like new after repeated impact. Hercules Impact-resistant panels are manufactured from the same high-density (6pcf/96kg/m3) glass wool core as Primacoustic Broadway, but the […]

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Icron Joins the SDVoE Alliance

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that Icron Technologies Corporation has joined the alliance as a contributing member. Icron brings its patented ExtremeUSB technology to the SDVoE ecosystem. ExtremeUSB enables native USB 2.0 connections at 480Mbps data rates over CAT 5e/6/7 cabling, fiber optics or Local Area Network to extend well beyond the 5-meter cable distance limitation of standard USB. The ExtremeUSB suite of features includes transparent USB […]

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Atlona to Strengthen AV-over-IP Line at InfoComm 2018

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Atlona will come to InfoComm 2018 (June 6-8, Las Vegas Convention Center) with several new network-based solutions to switch, distribute, configure and manage video and audio content over IP in virtually any AV environment. The latest Atlona Management System (AMS) and OmniStream AV over IP solutions, now shipping, will respectively receive their global and North American debuts at InfoComm in Booth C3576. AMS is an easy-to-use resource for AV integrators, AV/IT system administrators and technology […]

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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI

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Blackmagic Design today introduced Blackmagic Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI, a pocket-size, broadcast quality video converter that simultaneously converts SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI in all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60 for $65. The Blackmagic Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI converts signals between professional SDI broadcast equipment and HDMI sources such as computers, projectors and big screen […]

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Mason Hollis Joins Alpha Video and Audio as Senior Account Executive – Sports & Entertainment Group

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Alpha Video & Audioannounced today that Mason Hollis has accepted the position of Sr. Account Executive in Alpha Video’s Sports & Entertainment Group. Mason brings over 28 years of broadcast and AV integration experience as a sales manager and account manager to Alpha Video. Previously, Mason worked as a Sports Venue and Zone Sales Manager for Sony Electronics as […]

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Neuroscientist Dr. Beau Lotto and Creative Technologist Rana June to Headline TIDE Conference at InfoComm 2018

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Neuroscientist Dr. Beau Lotto and pioneering creative technologist Rana June will headline AVIXA’s TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience) conference at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. On June 5 at the Park MGM Las Vegas, the day before the InfoComm floor opens, Lotto and June will join a lineup of innovative minds to explore the creative forces shaping the AV industry. The conference will […]

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VIA Announces VIA Mobile360 License Plate Recognition System

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VIA Technologies today announced the launch of the VIA Mobile360 License Plate Recognition system, a computer vision solution that enables the automatic detection and recognition of license plates in real-time or from recorded footage. Powered by the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 module, this AI-driven edge computing system collects license plate data complete with high quality images, timestamps, and GPS coordinates from up […]

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Epson Ships PowerLite L-Series Laser Projectors for Education and Corporate Markets

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Epson has announced its new PowerLite L-Series for corporate, signage, education and houses of worship. The new Epson PowerLite L615U, L610U, L510U, L400U, L610W, L500W and L610 use an integrated laser light source, include up to 6,000 lumens of color and white brightness with resolutions up to WUXGA (1920×1200) and have enhanced wireless technology to connect to multiple devices. Epson’s new PowerLite laser projectors are spec’d to offer maintenance-free operation with up to 20,000 hours using […]

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Digital Signage Expo Announces 2018 APEX Award Winners

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced the independently judged winners of its APEX Awards for 2018 at the 14th Annual APEX Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, March 28. McCann Systems and bluemedia took home the top honors of the night, winning the APEX Installation of the Year and APEX Content of the Year awards, respectively. The two overall winners were selected from the […]

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AVI Systems Opens Atlanta Office

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AVI Systems announced today the official opening of its Atlanta, Georgia office. This marks the fourth major city that AVI has expanded into in the last 12 months, joining Chicago, Illinois (through the acquisition of Magenium), San Francisco, California and Houston, Tex. The strategic intent of the expansion is, in part, client-driven. Several of AVI’s enterprise clients are either based in or […]

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Chaos Entertainment Communication and Global Caché Form Partnership

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Global Caché and Chaos Entertainment Communication announced today they have formed an alliance to ensure their combined products provide built-in integration. The combination of IRControl software and Global Caché hardware delivers a simple and easy to deploy, configure and use solution. Global Caché’s products connect any IR, serial and contact closure device to a Wi-Fi and/or IP network so it can be controlled, automated, and maintained by […]

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Magewell to Debut Standalone Streaming Encoder

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Expanding beyond its video capture and playout cards, Magewell will show company’s first standalone, hardware-based streaming encoder at the 2018 NAB Show next month. Dubbed the Ultra Stream HDMI, it’s capable of recording or streaming video and audio from a variety of sources with one-click using on-device buttons or a smartphone app. Designed for users who want to stream but may […]

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CBORD Offers Useful Access Options for University Students and Staff

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CBORD, arguably the leader in campus card solutions for higher education institutions, debuted its Mobile Identification Application at UBTech 2017. This new solution allows for a student (or staff member) to receive access to a space if they do not have their access card with them. We’ve certainly seen a trend in electronic wallets and […]

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