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.

Cineworld and Barco’s Cinionic to Install 1,000+ Laser Projectors Worldwide

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Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, announces an expansion in its relationship with one of the world’s largest theater chains, Cineworld Group. Cinionic will illuminate Cineworld Group operated theaters in the U.S., EU and UK with enhanced services and award-winning portfolio of Barco laser projectors, including the newly launched Barco Series 4. Over the next […]

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Enterprise-Grade Home Networks Will Come From Access Networks and Domotz Partnership

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Access Networks announced today that it has partnered with Domotz. As a result of this new partnership, Access Networks is now outfitting every newly deployed Core custom system with the powerful, flexible and scalable Domotz solution for remote network monitoring and management. Hence, Access Networks and its growing network of dealers will have the means […]

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Yamaha Adds Power Amplifiers with Dante

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Yamaha introduced new power amplifiers dubbed the PC Series. Adding Dante audio network connectivity, a 20×8 input matrix, with sampling rates of up to 96kHz and a broader range of on-board digital signal processing (DSP)f, the amplifier also includes crossovers, delays, parametric EQs, mutes and limiters. Yamaha currently offers a full line of power amplifiers […]

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L-Acoustics ARCS Family Grows at InfoComm 2019

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L-Acoustics announced at InfoComm 2019 the upcoming debut of install-specific versions of the full A Series. The new install range delivers the same renowned L-Acoustics concert performance as their touring versions, in a discrete, economical design and accompanied by install-specific rigging accessories for ultimate flexibility. A Series offers adjustable coverage options, with the A15i Focus […]

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Avocor Is Second UC Workspace Platinum Partner

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At Infocomm, Avocor and UC Workspace announced today Platinum Partner status with UC Workspace — Quicklaunch. The Platinum Partnership represents the highest level of strategic relationship that not only optimizes Quicklaunch for the Avocor Displays but provides the opportunity to uniquely expand its capabilities. Here’s a video we recorded at InfoComm 2019 detailing this partnership: […]

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Studio Six Digital Shows dBPod Smart Sound Level Meter

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Studio Six Digital added the dBPod smart sound level meter to its product line at InfoComm 2019. The dBPod is the a sound level measurement tool that enables users to gather data onsite or remotely. Sound level management couldn’t be any easier, with colored LED lights providing a clear visual status in real time. More […]

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Quicklaunch Adds Nureva HDL300 to Solution Partner Program

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Nureva Inc announces that its HDL300 audio conferencing system is now part of the Quicklaunch Solution Partner Program, which provides a unique framework for certifying the seamless integration of hardware and software. Through the Quicklaunch user interface, users will have convenient access to HDL300 system settings like conference call-sync, mute and volume controls and product […]

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NEXO P12 Is High-End Subwoofer

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NEXO just unveiled the P12 multi-purpose loudspeaker, the company’s first 12-inch enclosure. The P12, and its new partner L15 subwoofer cabinet, employs a purpose-designed 12-inch LF Neodymium driver and 3-inch diaphragm HF driver in a coaxial configuration. The cabinet’s compact footprint measures 531 mm x 432 mm x 317 mm. Frequency response is 60 Hz […]

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Maxell (Formerly Hitachi) Intros Three 3LCD Laser Projectors

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Maxell, Ltd. today announced the launch of three 3LCD laser projectors for the North American market. This new series of laser projectors — the first to be manufactured under the Maxell brand — includes the WUXGA (1920×1200) Maxell MP-WU5603, the WXGA (1280×800) MP-WX5603 (both 6,000 ANSI lumens) and the 5000 lumen, WUXGA 1920×1200 MP-WU5503. These […]

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Alteros Launches GTX Series L.A.W.N. Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone

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Alteros is debuting the GTX Series L.A.W.N. (Local Area Wireless mic Network) Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System, alongside two handheld transmitters — the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld) — and the system’s feature-rich remote and network control platform. The GTX Series L.A.W.N. UWB system is a professional broadcast/live performance solution that the companys […]

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Audio-Technica Debuts UniPoint U843R Three-Element Multidirectional Boundary Microphone

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Audio-Technica has announced the new UniPoint U843R Three-Element Multidirectional Boundary Microphone. With three cardioid condenser elements in a single housing, the phantom-powered U843R offers a remarkably versatile tool for surface-mount installations. It is ideal for a variety of video and audio conferencing applications, especially when used with an Audio-Technica automatic SmartMixer. Levers on the microphone […]

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Audio-Technica UniPoint Boundary Mics Have Touch-Sensitive Switches and LEDs

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Audio-Technica has updated its UniPoint U891 Boundary Microphone models with the addition of a two-state RGB LED status indicator and a touch-sensitive capacitive-type user switch that can be set to three modes, replacing the previously available models. All new U891 models are equipped with an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep filter to reduce pickup of low-frequency […]

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Waves Audio Offers eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System

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Waves Audio is showing its eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System, an all-inclusive mixing solution, ideal for houses of worship, clubs, touring bands and live engineers. The complete live mixing system comes with the Waves eMotion LV1 16-stereo-channel live software mixer, SoundStudio STG-1608 stagebox, SoundGrid Impact Server-C, Axis One Waves-optimized computer, 24-inch Dell touchscreen, eight-port […]

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L-Acoustics Shows Avnu-certified LS10 AVB Switch at InfoComm 2019

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L-Acoustics announced the launch of the LS10 Avnu certified AVB switch. LS10 offers an out-of-the-box AVB solution for connectivity, providing a simple, reliable networking solution. A founding member of the user-driven Milan workgroup, L-Acoustics is committed to AVB, an Ethernet standard built to deal with moving time-sensitive audio and video data across a network. Two […]

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DSS Europe 2019 is in July and rAVe Will Cover It!

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  At this year’s Digital Signage Summit Europe, more than 30 experts will explore how the Digital Signage and Digital out of Home industry can create better customer experiences. THE rAVe Agency co-founders, Gary Kayye and Sara Abrons, are both speaking and will be reporting from the show and will post all the product videos […]

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Targus Intros Quad 4K Docking Station for Signage

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Targus today launched a quad 4K docking station for the display industry. Debuting for the first time at InfoComm, the new Targus DOCK570USZ delivers 4K to four extended displays. Using dual DisplayLink DL-6910 chip technology, the DOCK570USZ supports up to four DisplayPort (3840×2160 p60) or HDMI (3840×2160 p50) displays. The DOCK570USZ touts universal compatibility, working […]

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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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