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.

Noble Systems Reports Signifcant Growth in Global Cloud Contact Center Deployments

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Noble Systems Corporation today reported that it saw a 40 percent growth in cloud revenue from 2017 to 2018. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its attendance at this year’s Enterprise Connect 2019 event in Orlando, Fla. With an increase in new cloud contract value of more than 30 percent in 2018, a […]

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Ribbon Shows Microsoft Teams Solutions and New Software Running on AWS and Microsoft Public Clouds

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Ribbon Communications is featuring several newly enhanced solutions designed to deliver enterprises advanced communications capabilities at Enterprise Connect, this week, in Orlando. Featured demonstrations include recently certified session software solutions for Microsoft Teams, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and a new Microsoft Azure Marketplace public cloud offering. Also on display is Ribbon’s cloud-based Kandy Communications Platform […]

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Jabra Unveils Analytics Partnerships for Data-Driven Clients

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Jabra has opened up its software development kit (SDK) to external partners, allowing them to build Jabra data into their UC platforms and therefore provide detailed, real-time insight into factors affecting call quality. As a result, you would hope, both end users and business management can make better-informed and faster decisions that have a direct […]

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PanaCast 3, With Three 13 Megapixel Cameras, Makes Enterprise Connect Debut

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Following the recent news of their acquisition by GN Audio and integration with GN Audio brand Jabra, Altia Systems, announced that they will showcase the new PanaCast 3, the world’s first intelligent panoramic video system with ~40 Megapixels capacity for today’s generation of distributed teams, at Enterprise Connect 2019 in Booth # 23032 at the […]

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NDI Support Debuts for Epiphan Video Pearl-2 Video Production Systems

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Epiphan Video announces they’re adding NDI and NDI|HX support to the Epiphan Pearl-2 all-in-one video switching, streaming and recording system. Pearl-2 all-in-one video encoders and adding NDI is another step in our strategic commitment to offer IT friendly AV solutions, making Pearl-2 a choice for enterprise communications, lecture capture and anyone who wants to use […]

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PixelFLEX Claims Breakthrough in LED Durability with FLEXUltra PixelShield

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Created to overcome the challenges associated with the protection and performance longevity of ultra fine pixel pitch LED displays, PixelFLEX has introduce the new FLEXUltra with PixelShield. A CoB (chip on board) technology, PixelShield offers an impact and scratch resistant coating for the FLEXUltra display and provides an increase in the protection of an LED […]

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The LDS NEO Now EN 54-16 Security Certified with Applus+

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LDA Audio Tech has renewed with the international notified body Applus+ the EN 54-16 certificates for the NEO series, public address and voice alarm equipment that meet the requirements for detection systems, fire alarm and voice evacuation. The follow-up audit to renew the certification has been carried out by Applus+ following its impartiality, independence and […]

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JOAN Teams Up with Amazon Alexa and Cisco Webex

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Joan officially announces its collaboration with Amazon Alexa for Business and Cisco Webex for the kick-off of the Enterprise Connect expo in Orlando, Fla. on Monday March 18, 2019. This collaboration brings together Joan and two of the most used communication smart devices in the world to offer high-end integrated solutions for the workplace. Companies […]

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Newest Audio and Visual Communication Solutions from ClearOne to be Featured at N. America’s Leading Enterprise Collaboration Event

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ClearOne is gearing up for Enterprise Connect with an opportunity for IT professionals and other visitors to be among the first to see, hear and experience the new line-up of audio and video collaboration solutions from ClearOne. Enterprise Connect is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise unified communications (UC) and collaboration in North America, […]

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Chief Expands TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System

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Chief has expanded its TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System to include the Samsung IFH Series, the Absen Acclaim Series and the Unilumin UpanelS Series. The mounts will officially debut at DSE Booth 1312. Chief’s latest design for digital signage solutions, the TiLED Series, is a modular, LED mounting system to support creative video wall […]

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Avaya to Showcase Experiences That Matter at Enterprise Connect 2019

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Avaya Holdings will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, and feature its subject matter experts as key speakers at the 2019 Enterprise Connect Conference and Expoheld at Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from March 18-21. Avaya is a Platinum sponsor exhibiting at booth #1519 in Hall […]

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Theta Lake Announces Product Integration for Compliance AI Listed on Zoom App Marketplace

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Theta Lake has announced a new partnership with Zoom Video and the availability of Theta Lake for Zoom on the Zoom App Marketplace. The product integration enables regulated organizations to seamlessly archive Zoom video, chat, and audio to comply with long-term regulatory retention requirements as well as leverage purpose-built AI and ML to automatically detect […]

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Broadcast Pix Intros BPswitch IX Integrated Production Switcher with Expanded IP Connectivity

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Broadcast Pix introduced the newest model in the BPswitch integrated production switcher product family, BPswitch IX. Designed for productions that rely on IP-based workflows and remote cameras, BPswitch IX features six network inputs that support NDI and RTSP sources. BPswitch IX is designed for auditoriums, stadiums, conference rooms, and other facilities equipped with remote cameras […]

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Sony Upgrades 4K HDR Professional BRAVIA Displays, Adds Cloud Connectivity and Intros 98″ 8K Monitor

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Sony’s popular BRAVIA 4K HDR line of Professional Displays includes more features, ranging from cloud-based digital signage to Touch Overlay Panels (TOP) with IR touch technology. The six current BRAVIA 4K displays, ranging in screen size from 43 to 85 inches, will all officially debut later this month including a new 98-inch 8K BRAVIA, FWD-98Z9G. […]

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Dante AV Networking Pavillion debuts at Enterprise Connect

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Dante will be demonstrating how networked audio can revolutionize conferencing and collaboration at Enterprise Connect 2019. The inaugural Dante AV Networking Pavilion will showcase how Dante-enabled products from Bose, Sennheiser and SoundTube can transform enterprise conferencing and collaboration. In addition, Zoom Video Conferencing will be demonstrating how Dante networking can bring audio to conference spaces […]

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AVIXA Reaches 1,000 Certified Technology Specialists in Europe

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AVIXA is pleased to announce that there are now 1,000 AV professionals with a Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) certification in Europe. For more than 30 years, AVIXA has administered the CTS program, which is recognized worldwide as the leading AV professional credential, helping businesses to elevate themselves and deliver value to their clients. There are […]

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Adamson Expands S-Series for HOW, Live Events and Tours

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Adamson Systems Engineering is set to expand its S-Series, a line of sub-compact, tour-proven loudspeakers, with several new solutions to launch later this month. The latest additions include the S7 ultra-compact two-way, full-range line array enclosure and complementary S118 subwoofer, plus the S7p and S10p two-way, full-range point source cabinets. Together, they offer an increase […]

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MXL Debuts AC-360-Z Web Conferencing Microphone at Enterprise Connect 2019

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MXL Microphones will exhibit its new USB-powered table-top web conferencing microphone, the MXL AC-360-Z, at this year’s Enterprise Connect Show in Orlando, Fla., March 18-20, (Booth #1138). The new MXL AC-360-Z has been co-developed with engineers from Zoom, a leading web conferencing and communications software provider, to enhance the microphone solution for Zoom Rooms and […]

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SnapAV and Clare Partner

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SnapAV has teamed up with Clare, the provider of security and smart-home automation products. The alliance makes SnapAV the exclusive source for Clare products and pushes them closer to competing with Crestron. Clare end-users can add security system monitoring that gives dealers the opportunity to earn recurring revenue. “Partnering with SnapAV adds immense value for […]

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Almo ProAV’s E4 Experience Will Show Only New Products & Offer Autograph and Photo Session with Quarterback Jim McMahon

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Next week in Chicago, Almo Professional A/V will open the doors to its first 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour, which is set to incorporate an exhibit hall filled with new commercial AV products. E4 Experience Chicago is also featuring a special autograph and photo opportunity with former […]

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Matrox Intros Fanless Mura IPX 4K IP Decode and Display Card

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Matrox Graphics announces a fanless cooling version of their 4K IP decode and display card. The new fanless, single-slot Matrox Mura IPX card for IP-based multiviewers and personal video walls features best-in-class decoding of multiple 4K and Full HD streams for display across up to four 4K outputs. Matrox Mura IPX multiviewer cards boast a […]

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MultiDyne Adds Dante and Ethernet Option to Interlocking BULLET Series of Fiber-Optic Line

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MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions is set to introduce its new BULLET series (formerly SilverBULLET) of miniature, rugged fiber-optic link products next month. In addition to the 12G-capable BULLET for high-bandwidth video, MultiDyne will make it Dante-enabled — also capable of Ethernet transport. Shipping soon, MultiDyne’s 12G BULLET solves the problem of high-bandwidth, single-link transport to […]

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NanoLumens Details DSE 2019 Plans

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When it comes to seeing — and meeting with — NanoLumens at DSE 2019, show goers will not have to look far to find the award-winning creators of uniquely compelling interactive LED visualization solutions because NanoLumens will be virtually everywhere during the show! To find out where, click here. According to NanoLumens Vice President of […]

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Extron Ships Its First 5″ Tabletop TouchLink Pro Touchpanel

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Extron is already shipping its new TLP Pro 525T 5″ tabletop TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The company’s first 5″ tabletop model, it has eight times more memory than previous visions and it also features an 800×480 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and an enclosure with a sweeping back. The TLP Pro […]

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AtlasIED IPX to Debut 3rd Generation Audio-over-IP Line at Enterprise Connect

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AtlasIED will debut its new IPX Series of IP Endpoints in booth #1301 of Enterprise Connect this March 18 – 20, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla. In partnership with Cisco, the IPX Series IP endpoints make VoIP (audio) communications for mass notification systems networkable. Aimed at the K-12 educational, healthcare and […]

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SoundTube Entertainment To Showcase IP-Enabled Speakers in Audinate Booth

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SoundTube Entertainment, of MSE Audio, will showcase IP-enabled speakers in partnership with Audinate in booth 535 at Enterprise Connect in Orlando, Fla. MSE Audio will exhibit SoundTube STNet speakers, featuring Dante and AES67 compatibility, at Enterprise Connect 2019. With the addition of IP addressable STNet speakers to the Audio system designer’s now have visibility and […]

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Level 3 acquires Audio Visual Resources (AVR)

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Level 3 Audio Visual, LLC, a full-service AV integration and education organization located in Mesa, Arizona announces today the acquisition of Audio Visual Resources, Inc. (AVR) located in Mineola, NY. The acquisition combines one of the nation’s top integration firms with the industry leader in system testing and verification and the only firm ever to […]

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Bittree Launches Dante Enabled Patchbay

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Bittree will debut what it says is the world’s first Dante audio patchbay to market in time next month. Bittree’s Dante patchbay eliminates the complexity of analog and Dante audio patching in the broadcast infrastructure. It provides a ramp to instantly move 16 channels of analog audio on and off of Dante networks, and serves […]

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Phoenix Vision Joins DPAA

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DPAA announced today that Phoenix Vision has joined its membership ranks. Phoenix Vision is a growing digital out-of-home (DOOH) provider and technology administrator for its Digital Billboard Network (DBN). Phoenix Vision has placed over 380 screen installations and is expected to grow to over 1,000 by the end of 2019. Screens are located on point-of-purchase […]

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ClearOne Offers Free 30-Day Trial of COLLABORATE Space, Its New Cloud Collaboration Service

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ClearOne today introduced a free 30-day trial program offer for COLLABORATE Space, its new cloud-based collaboration service that has the power to unify hundreds of users in new ways. With the free trial offer of COLLABORATE Space, users receive a personal virtual meeting room, instant messaging, the ability to schedule a meeting, recording features and […]

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