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.

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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