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].

Almo ProAV Just Added Yamaha UCC Lineup

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Yamaha just announced the addition of Almo Professional A/V to its North American distribution partners. Almo is the first to be added since the transition to the Yamaha Unified Communications’ brand last year and will expand access to the company’s broad portfolio of UC, audio and video solutions, as well as to enhanced customer service […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Will Show a New Balón Edge Projection Screen at CEDIA Expo, Aimed at Both Home and Pro

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Stewart Filmscreen today introduced the all-new Balón Edge ultra-thin frame screen with a minimalistic black border finish. Both a residential and a commercial AV projection screen, the Balón Edge is designed for anywhere two-piece projection is needed. Like the original Balón Borderless, this new screen can be custom-fabricated in any size, up to 16 feet […]

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Luxul to Debut New Routers and Networking Gear at CEDIA Expo 2019

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Luxul has announced its technology lineup for CEDIA Expo 2019, taking place Sept. 12-14 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. In Legrand | AV’s booth 905, Luxul will exhibit a new wireless mesh solution and a cloud remote monitoring and management system, self-healing managed Gigabit switches, the next generation of wireless controller technology, “good, […]

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RoseWater Energy and Alpine Power Systems Add to Partnership

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RoseWater Energy Group, a provider of next-generation integrated energy management systems, has announced an expansion in their partnership with Alpine Power Systems. Alpine Power Systems, a nationwide solutions provider specializing in backup power, telecom, cable and motive power, currently manages RoseWater Energy Group’s installations of the HUB SB20 energy and storage system. Through an expanded […]

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Trinnov Audio to Debut 11.4.6 Channel Theater Demo with DTS:X Pro Technology at CEDIA

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Trinnov Audio has announced its CEDIA Expo plans. As one of the first companies to bring DTS:X Pro technology to home theaters with its Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors, Trinnov will demonstrate the North American debut of DTS:X Pro in Sound Room 19, featuring an 11.4.6 channel immersive audio system. This demo is in partnership with […]

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Ditto App Allows AppleTVs to Wirelessly Receive Content from Any Device

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Apple TV owners can now screen mirror multiple device types and up to four devices simultaneously with the new Ditto tvOS Receiver app. The Ditto app can screen mirror a number of device types to the Ditto tvOS Receiver including: Chrome OS Android Windows iOS iPadOS macOS Connections to the new Ditto tvOS Receiver are […]

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Legrand Details CEDIA Expo Plans

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Legrand AV Residential Solutions today announced its lineup for CEDIA Expo 2019, taking place Sept. 12-14 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. In Booth 905, Chief, Da-Lite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Nuvo, On-Q, QMotion, SANUS and Vantage will come together with smart home AV systems, networking, and infrastructure solutions designed to help integrators create […]

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New Rockustics OneSub and DubSub Debut from MSE Audio Ahead of CEDIA

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MSE Audio announced this week the Rockustics OneSub and DubSub subwoofers to enhance outdoor audio experiences with low-frequency bass. The Rockustics OneSub and DubSub are designed with durable, rock enclosures and built with high-quality and innovative engineering to withstand rain, frost, snow and ice. The OneSub is a stand-alone, passive subwoofer requiring a sub amplifier […]

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Invisible Acoustics Part 2 Debuts at CEDIA Expo from Sergio Molho

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Global acoustic consulting and audio-visual integration firm WSDG will be lecturing at this year’s CEDIA Expo, which takes place at the Colorado Convention Center between September 10th and 14th. The presentation, which will be delivered by WSDG Partner and Director of Business Development Sergio Molho, is titled “Invisible Acoustics Part 2: Aesthetically Acceptable/Acoustically Imperative New […]

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AVIXA Foundation Is Inviting Students and Educators to Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will host 140 students, educators, and community leaders from Southern California for an AV experience event at the newly renovated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 12. Attendees will tour the Coliseum to get an up-close look at the new AV technology […]

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Need to Amp-Up your Audio? Denon Just Launched a New Amplifier and a CD Player for Home and Retail

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Denon announced two new products ahead of next month’s CEDIA Expo — the PMA-600NE integrated amplifier and the DCD-600NE CD player. Denon says they went to great lengths to eliminate interference and maintain sound quality in nearly every aspect of the new 600 series. The PMA-600NE integrated amplifier is engineered with Denon’s Advanced High Current […]

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Meridian Details CEDIA Plans

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Boasting outstanding design and performance, Meridian’s range of audio solutions challenge conventions and redefine how people experience sound. At CEDIA Expo 2019, attendees will have the opportunity to experience Meridian’s range of High Resolution audio systems in action with Barco Residential on booth 3030. Meridian will be providing powerful audio to two areas of the […]

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Savant Adds More Personalization to Pro Remote

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Savant is enabling users to personalize each Pro Remote by room or by user. In addition to touchscreen personalization, the Pro Remote’s native voice button can also be configured for Siri voice activation. With the latest release from Savant, users can now select from all available Savant Scenes, Services and Favorite Channels and add the […]

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VOXX Ships Gentex HomeLink

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VOXX Electronics says it’s already shipping its new Gentex frameless rear-view mirror (ADVGENFLCHLN) that includes a Bluetooth-enabled automatic-dimming mirror with integrated buttons that can be programmed to operate myriad radio frequency (RF) and cloud-based home automation devices. The ADVGENFLCHLN includes the following features: AUTO-DIMMING: Automatically darkens to eliminate glare FRAMELESS DESIGN: Enhanced aesthetics to complement […]

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Legrand Has New Recessed On-Q Mounting Kits for LCD and OLED TV

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Legrand today introduced the On-Q Flat Screen TV Pro power and cable management kits. The new solutions provide homeowners with everything needed to safely extend power to wall-mounted displays and accompanying devices while neatly concealing power and AV cables inside the wall. Each in-wall kit includes a power input module with drywall bracket and six-foot […]

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Alcons Audio, Sony, Storm Audio and Screen Acoustics Debut Another Immersive Experience at CEDIA 2019

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Alcons Audio will be exhibiting again this year at the 2019 CEDIA Expo, taking place at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, from Thurs., Sept. 12 to Sat., Sept.14. Located at Booth SR-13 on the show floor, the Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience lets visitors experience the company’s unique ability to deliver hi-fi sound at concert sound […]

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2,800 Designs Later, Luxul’s Customer Assurance Program is Big

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Luxul today announced that 2,800 certified wired and wireless network designs have been provided to its dealer base in the first year of the company’s customer assurance program or CAP. For residential and commercial applications, the certified designs allow integrators to deliver Wi-Fi networks that are guaranteed to meet their customers’ reliability and performance requirements. […]

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New Variable Length Soundbar to Debut at CEDIA from MSE Audio

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MSE Audio has announced the Phase Technology variable length soundbar to enable custom fit sound bars. The Variable Length Soundbar will debut at CEDIA 2019 in booth 3925. Phase Technology’s variable length soundbar is designed with cut-to-length rods to allow the sound bar to match the length of a television screen. Featuring an 8-ohm impedance, […]

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More Control Plugins Released by QSC for the Q-SYS

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QSC has announced the availability of the latest round of Q-SYS Control plugins, offering native control integration of some of today’s most popular meeting room endpoints with the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Now available through the Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software, these plugins offer configuration and management capabilities for the following devices. Viewsonic […]

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Savant Adds Battery-Powered Shades

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Savant has expanded its shade offerings to include both battery-powered motor solutions as well as new quiet, high-powered wired motors. All Savant wired or wireless solutions fit into the same low-profile tube and bracketing system, giving integrators a no-compromise window treatment for both new construction and retrofit applications. For retrofit projects, Savant’s new rechargeable battery-powered […]

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You Can Now Get Right and Left Offset Versions of the 63SA-7HO Architectural Speakers from James Loudspeaker

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James Loudspeaker just introduced the 63SAS-7HO-2.5R and 63SAS-7HO-2.5L Small Aperture loudspeakers available with either right and left offset. The woofer port and midrange/tweeter assembly are canted either to the right or left side of the enclosure, enabling integrators to place the 3-inch grille exactly where it needs to be. The new offset Small Aperture (SA) […]

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Now There’s an LG SmartTV Driver for RTI

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RTI today announced that the company has developed a driver for IP control of select 2018 and 2019 LG AI ThinQ TVs, including OLED and select NanoCell models. By utilizing a network connection, the new driver simplifies the integration of LG TVs into RTI automation and control systems to provide consumers with premium control options. […]

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Simply Reliable smartOFFICE Adds Inventory Management Feature

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Simply Reliable has announced the addition of inventory management in its smartOFFICE enterprise business workflow software. The inventory management feature in cloud based smartOFFICE provides for a four-stage process: Request Order Receive Deliver Barcode scan or use the Android or iOS app to easily move inventory from location to location. The ‘need to order’ screen […]

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Broadsign and Place Exchange Combine Creative Assets for Integrated DOOH

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Broadsign and Place Exchange announced an integration to enable digital buyers to transact DOOH programmatically as a simple add-on to existing digital media buys. The combined platforms enable DOOH media owners and advertisers, to utilize a single set of digital creative assets that can be easily adapted to suit a variety of digital, mobile and […]

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AxisTV Signage Suite v.1.23 Drops from Visix

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Visix has released version 1.23 of its AxisTV Signage Suite enterprise digital signage platform. The release includes five new widgets, 64-bit OS support, enhanced workflows, improved interactive functionality, personal UI customization options, heightened sort and filter intelligence, expanded organizational tools and security policies, as well as the ability to customize every visual property for the […]

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Indoor vs. Outdoor – A Guide To Doing LEDs Right

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM PRISMVIEW Prismview, a provider of indoor and outdoor digital signage solutions, deep dives into the indoor vs. outdoor conversation in its white paper, “Indoor vs. Outdoor LED Displays: Overcome the Challenges and Expand Your Expertise.” In the white paper, you’ll learn why the expertise of your manufacturer partners is […]

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Induction Dynamics ID1 From MSE Audio To Be at CEDIA 2019

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MSE Audio announced the Induction Dynamics ID1, a switchable four-way tower speaker with dual 10-inch subwoofers, will be showcased at CEDIA 2019 in booth 3925. MSE Audio’s Induction Dynamics ID1 combines a four-way tower speaker with a subwoofer via a rear switch. Incorporating a three-way design, the ID1 features dual 10-inch subwoofers with an upper […]

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Radial Engineering Ships New SW8-USB Auto-Switcher and USB Playback Interface

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Radial Engineering is shipping its SW8-USB auto-switching USB playback interface. The SW8-USB is an eight-channel device designed primarily for live concerts where backing tracks are used to reinforce the performance. Should your primary playback source suffer a failure or dropout, the SW8-USB can switch to a backup source to prevent any negative effects on the […]

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New XTA MX36 Console Switching System Aimed at Managing Audio at Live Events and Festivals

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XTA’s new MX36 Console is a DSP-enabled speaker switching system for live events. The dual-rack MX36 can accommodate as many as nine consoles via 36 inputs across analog, AES and Dante networks. Inputs are arranged in sets of four to support standard left, right, front-fill and sub feeds from each individual console. All AES inputs […]

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Meridian Audio Highlights Architectural Loudspeaker Solutions

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Meridian Audio’s Architectural range of loudspeakers, suitable for many applications, includes the DSP520.2 and DSP640.2 in-wall loudspeakers and the DSP320.2 in-ceiling / in-wall loudspeaker. The loudspeakers can use two-channel, multichannel or single-speaker systems. The DSP640.2 in-wall loudspeaker has eight power amplifiers delivering 100 watts-per-drive unit and L+R mode for soundbar applications. It is capable of […]

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