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.

New Lighting System from Savant Debuts

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Savant has introduced lighting and energy control modules — two-channel energy reporting modules for control and energy management of lighting as well as other electrical loads such as household appliances. Savant’s new lighting and energy modules were designed for easy installation into standard electrical panels. Because modules can be used for many individual electrical load […]

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Crestron Partners with Black Nova for Keypads & Touch Panels

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Crestron announced a partnership with Black Nova to make the ARIA, ALBA and ANY keypads and touch panel Crestron Connected products. Crestron residential dealers can now integrate them in their system designs using the Cresnet bus for custom control features and functionality. Crestron Connected technology enables interoperability among independently manufactured products. Black Nova keypads and […]

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AV Rental Industry Has Its Own Event App Now

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Booster Technology Solutions has announced the launch of Event Boosterapp, an innovative SaaS event organization platform for the proAV rental industry that facilitates entertaining and profitable networking for participants. With Event Boosterapp, visitors to fairs and congresses can contact each other and exhibitors, save products and expand information on speakers and experts, while at the […]

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Audio-Technica Showcases System 10 2.4 GHz Camera-Mount Wireless System at NAB

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At NAB, Audio-Technica is showing its System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System featuring a compact design that’s available in handheld, lavalier and body-pack configurations. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference, the System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System Features: Digital 24-bit/48 kHz wireless operation for ultimate sound quality Dependable performance […]

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Christie DS is New Small 3LCD Laser Projectors

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The new Christie DS Series is a trio of 3LCD laser projectors with ISO lumens ranging from 7,500 to 9,000, as well as a 4,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The Christie LWU755-DS, LHD878-DS and the LWU900-DS projectors feature 360-degree orientation for flexible installation and comprehensive input/output options including HDBaseT. These low maintenance projectors offer up to 50,000 […]

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Qobuz Streaming Added to Bryston BDP Music Players

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Bryston has introduced native support for the Qobuz streaming music service as an available firmware update for Bryston’s BDP Music Players. Qobuz, the world’s first certified high-resolution (24-bit/up to 192 kHz) streaming service, enables users to stream uncompressed content from a library of well over 40 million tracks representing every imaginable style including jazz and […]

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SI Shows V2 of Zen Outdoor Shading Design System

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First introduced at CEDIA in September 2018, the Flow design ecosystem was developed by Screen Innovations to help dealers in designing, specifying and ordering indoor shades. Today, SI announces the release of Flow V2.0, which includes Zen, the company’s outdoor line of motorized shades featuring Serge Ferrari fabrics with Precontraint durability technology. Flow’s software addresses […]

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Spinitar Opens New Office In Sacramento, California

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Spinitar today announced their additional expansion into the Pacific Northwest region with the opening of a brand new office in Sacramento, California. With multiple high profile projects already underway, the expansion comes at a time of tremendous growth for Spinitar in the Pacific Northwest region. Spinitar, who has four other office locations throughout the Western […]

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Extron and Panopto Partner to Integrate Extron Control Into Their Content Management Platforms

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Extron and Panopto, an enterprise video platform provider, today announced a strategic partnership to integrate Extron’s configurable AV control systems with Panopto’s media capture software and content management system. Extron is now publishing certified drivers for Panopto enterprise video content management systems. Extron configurable control will provide customers with customizable workflows to streamline day-to-day in-room […]

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Sonifex Ships New Dante Enabled Commentary Products

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Sonifex is shipping its new Dante commentary units, the AVN-CU2-DANTE for 2 commentators and the AVN-CU4-DANTE for up to 4 commentators. Both units use Dante AoIP together with 4 wire connections so they bridge the gap between old and new technology, allowing the ease of connectivity & functionality of AoIP together with the legacy connections […]

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Victoria Dade Added to the AVIXA Board of Directors

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AVIXA has appointed Victoria Dade, national partner director for Sonic Foundry, to serve on its board of directors. At Sonic Foundry, Dade is responsible for managing and recruiting reseller partners, consultants and integrators to the company’s Mediasite business through its Certified Partner Program. She has held leadership positions with Anystream, YellowBrix, Teleglobe and Global Crossing. […]

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Neutrik Debuts opticalCON DRAGONFLY

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Neutrik just announced the opticalCON DRAGONFLY Fiber Optic Camera Connector Series. The new DRAGONFLY series is aimed at the Broadcast and ProAV markets and its technology uses fiber lenses and fusion splicing to achieve a signal with minimal loss. DRAGONFLY is based on Neutrik’s patented XB2 Technology. Its fusion splice high-performance lens transmits UHD 4K […]

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AV Skills Training Get Boost from AVIXA Foundation and Loop Lab Partnership

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The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has partnered with The Loop Lab to support the organization’s mission of empowering underserved youth with professional skills for today’s audiovisual industry jobs. Located in the Port neighborhood of Cambridge, Mass., The Loop Lab provides young people with the tools to express […]

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TVU G-Link Is Point-to-Point Public Internet-Based Video Link with Only a Half-Second Delay

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TVU Networks just introduced the TVU G-Link, an Internet-based solution for live point-to-point transmission. TVU G-Link provides an affordable way to achieve high-quality transmission using only the public Internet to deliver HD video from one location to another with half-second latency. G-Link is ideal for applications such as news and sports broadcast as well as […]

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B-Tech Debuts Fast Hook-On Mounts

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B-Tech’s new BT8441 and BT8442 mounts deliver a simple, fast hook-on mounting process, with lateral adjustment of screen position once fitted. The BT8441 is designed for screens from 37 to 55 inches, with a maximum weight capacity of 80 kilograms (200 pounds). The BT8442 benefits from the same high load limit but with a larger […]

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rAVe Partners with AVIXA for ProAV Industry’s First-Ever 5K Family-Oriented Race

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The AVIXA Foundation will host its first-ever 5K Walk/Run at InfoComm 2019 on Friday, June 14 in Orlando, Fla. Proceeds from the 5K will go toward fulfilling the AVIXA Foundation‘s mission of attracting and developing students for careers in AV. You can register here. The AVIXA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization focused on […]

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Atomos Debuts Shinobi SDI 5 4K HDR Monitor

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Atomos has just introduced the Atomos Shinobi SDI on the back of its successful March 2019 Shinobi launch. The super-lightweight Shinobi SDI is a go everywhere professional 5” HD-SDI and 4K HDMI camera-top monitor for any production. The monitor is suited to the professional video creator that uses or owns a variety of cameras and […]

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Casio Claims Victory in LED Projector Market

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Casio America, Inc. is a pioneer in the digital projection space and created the LampFree category in 2010 with the introduction of its laser/LED hybrid light source. Since then, Casio has continued to deliver LampFree Projectors for commercial, business and education sectors. In 2019, Casio is continuing its path of innovation with a new line […]

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New 4K Chrome-Based Media Players Debut from AOPEN

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AOPEN has unveiled the AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2, the first commercial-grade Chromebox that can power 4K screens. The Chromebox Commercial 2 can play content for two separate screens and features a ruggedized design that is dust-resistant and free of moving parts. The device is available with 7th generation Intel Core i3 or Celeron processors, and […]

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Parallax Re-do in Works for Da-Lite ALR Screens

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Da-Lite is redefining its Parallax portfolio of premium Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) screen surfaces. Parallax 0.8, Parallax 2.3 and Parallax UST 0.45 are now part of the Parallax Pure family. Parallax Pure is a line of True Optical ALR surfaces that are specifically designed to reject high levels of ambient light from specific angles in […]

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DPAA Adds Another in Starlite Digital

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DPAA announced today that Starlite Digital has joined its membership ranks. Starlite Digital has begun rolling out what will be a national network of intelligent digital video screens strategically located at high traffic outdoor shopping centers, anchored with supermarkets, big box retailers and drug stores. Capitalizing on the close relationships built with these sectors by […]

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CEDIA Honors First CEDIA Members of Excellence

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CEDIA has named the first two recipients of the prestigious CEDIA Member of Excellence designation. U.K.-based integrators ConnectedWorks and Homeplay have proven their exemplary commitment to craftsmanship, customer service, certification and community outreach in achieving the status. “ConnectedWorks and Homeplay are highly respected among custom integrators,” said Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement Giles Sutton. […]

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Smart Energy Management with KNX IoT

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Energy-consuming applications in buildings can already be networked and automated to regulate and monitor their consumption and increase energy efficiency. But energy management can now also be used in a number of other fields, including photovoltaic systems for self-generation and, in the future, charging stations for electromobility. There are huge amounts of energy to be […]

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Avaya Introduces Cloud Transformation Program

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Avaya Holdings Corp has introduced its program to assist organizations considering cloud communications delivery models as part of their digital transformation. Avaya’s cloud transformation program makes it easier and removes uncertainty and risk from the transition. The program provides compelling incentives and the resources of its professional services team to help companies map the most […]

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Avaya Deepens Integration With Google Cloud, Adds AI

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Avaya Holdings today announced further integration with Google Cloud Contact Center AI to provide better experiences. This includes embedding Google’s machine learning within Avaya conversation services powering the contact center, enabling easy integration of AI capabilities regardless of channel, promoting a consistent and intelligent experience for customers and delivering true omni-channel experiences with AI. Avaya […]

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The Trade Show Minute — Episode 320: Chris McGugan of Avaya

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Jacob Blount speaks with Chris McGugan, Senior Vice President for Solutions and Technology at Avaya about the Enterprise Connect trade show and about the Avaya IX Huddle Camera, Google Cloud Contact Center AI integration, an more. All on this episode of the Trade Show Minute. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Zytronic Unveils Plans for DSE, Will Debut Hybrid Touch in U.S. for First Time

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Zytronic will demonstrate a new Hybrid Touch technology that enables full integration of physical controls embedded within a dynamic touchscreen at DSE (March 27 & 28, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, booth #2034). Zytronic’s booth demo will feature an ultra-narrow border 55-inch touch table with different software applications showcasing practical uses […]

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Magewell Unveils NDI Hardware Decoder

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Magewell today unveiled the new Pro Convert AIO RX hardware-based NDI(r) decoder. Converting live NDI streams into high-quality SDI or HDMI outputs for connection to baseband devices such as monitors and projectors, the low-latency decoder simplifies the use of NewTek’s popular media-over-IP technology in applications such as digital signage and video walls. Magewell’s FPGA-based NDI […]

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