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.

SDVoE Alliance Adds Theatrixx in Advance of InfoComm 2019

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that Theatrixx Technologies Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of technical equipment for the professional audio-visual and performing arts industry, has joined the alliance as an adopting member. Theatrixx will be exhibiting at InfoComm 2019 (Orlando, June 12-14, booth 1121). The SDVoE Alliance will be in booth 1143. “The pro video […]

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Magewell Debuts Three New Software Tools for Video Capture

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Magewell Bridge for NDI(r) enables users to convert source video into NDI streams for live, IP-based production, while version 3.0 of Capture Express records video to files at up to 4K resolution. The third tool, a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, provides direct access to Magewell capture devices through the popular non-linear editing software. […]

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D-Tools Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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D-Tools today announced the company will demonstrate new capabilities of the forthcoming major release of its award-winning estimation, design, and project management System Integrator (SI) software solution — System Integrator v13 — at InfoComm 2019 in booth 2361. SI v13 delivers critical new productivity features including: Service Plans — the ability to define, create, sell […]

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CEDIA Announces 60 New Classes for Expo 2019

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CEDIA announces the educational conference lineup at this year’s CEDIA Expo show. With over 125 classes, 50 percent of them brand new and covering 17 different areas of expertise, CEDIA Expo solidifies its standing as the leading educational event for residential home technology professionals. CEDIA Expo will be held September 10-14 at the Colorado Convention […]

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FOR-A Adds AV-Over-IP at InfoComm 2019

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A range of video production switchers, video servers, and graphics systems that consistently support both 12G-SDI/4K and 3G-SDI/HD resolution will be a focal point of the FOR-A booth at the upcoming InfoComm Show in Orlando. Demonstrating video production solutions for corporate video, worship, sports and live event applications, FOR-A will exhibit in booth 1861 during […]

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1G AV-Over-IP Encoder Dubbed PacketAV Wallplate from Visionary Solutions to Debut at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Visionary Solutions (Booth 3914) will introduce its new PacketAV Duet Wallplate Encoder, which provides 4K UHD video and Dante/AES67 audio encoding over 1G Ethernet in a convenient wallplate form-factor. The new PacketAV Duet Wallplate claims to be the only 4K UHD AV-over-IP encoder on the market that fits into a […]

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Atlona AV-over-IP Line to Grow at InfoComm

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Atlona, a Panduit company, will debut a series of new value-priced AV-over-IP products at InfoComm 2019. InfoComm also marks the North American debut of OmniStream’s integrated processing functionality to enhance video wall performance. The embedded scaling, video processing and advanced video synchronization mechanisms in OmniStream decoders ensure precise synchronization of content between each decoder and […]

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Alcons, Astro and Avid Partner for Immersive Audio Experience Room at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, Alcons Audio will show the Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience again — partnering with Astral Spatial Audio and Avid this time. Located in an acoustically optimized-space in Demo Room W231A at the Orange County Convention Center, hour-long demonstrations of the updated Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience will be at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 […]

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Philips SoC Now Includes NoviSign Digital Signage Software

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NoviSign Digital Signage today announced that NoviSign’s Digital Signage Android app is now available on Philips Q, D, P & T-Line Android SoC displays. Starting at 10” and going all the way up to 86” Philips Android SoC displays, come in both 18/7 and 24/7 usage ratings. Available for direct download onto Philips SoC displays […]

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New Dante Intercom Beltpacks Debut from Studio Technologies

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Studio Technologies introduces two new Dante-enabled intercom beltpacks, the Model 372A and Model 373A. Both units, which combine a single talk channel with two channels of listen, are capable of supporting professional and consumer-grade, single- and dual-channel headsets with audio quality that far exceeds typical party-line intercom equipment. The Model 372A is intended to connect […]

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Even Crestron Has Partnered With Domotz for Remote Monitoring and Management

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Following Lutron, Lulu, Nuvo, Global Cache, Wyrestorm, StormAudio and a handful of others, Crestron today announced a partnership with Domotz. The seamless integration of the Domotz suite of products with Crestron smart home systems will empower Crestron residential systems integrators to remotely monitor their customers’ systems and better assist them, while reducing support costs and […]

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Aveo Systems Redesigns Mira Connect Panel

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Aveo Systems has introduced Mira Connect 10, a 10″ touch display and integrated control system with wall and tabletop mounting options for the company’s Mira Connect family. Mira Connect 10 provides simple setup and easy use in collaboration rooms of all kinds, allowing one-button dialing from calendar invitations, display management, video switching, volume and mute […]

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Echo Style Keypads Arrive from Savant

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Savant has introduced a new keypad family that adds field-configurability from three to six buttons along with the ability to configure backlight color. Available in both low voltage and line voltage versions, Savant’s new Echo style keypads can control lighting and more within the Savant control ecosystem. Savant Echo style keypads are available in ten […]

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PreSonus Adds 70 New Features to Studio One

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PreSonus is now shipping Studio One 4.5, a major update to its recording and production software. With 70 new features and improvements, this free update for Studio One 4 users adds several of the most requested features from the Studio One user community and adds advanced tools that streamline professional audio and MIDI production workflows. […]

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CEDIA White Paper Is All About Cabling

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CEDIA has released its latest white paper, which explores the ever-changing universe of cabling for home technology professionals. Infrastructure Cabling for Voice, Data and Video takes a deep dive into applications, standards and recommendations for uses of a variety of cable families. “This white paper takes care to break down — in great detail — […]

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Acoustic Magic Voice Tracker III UCC-Based Mic Array to Debut at InfoComm

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Acoustic Magic is using InfoComm to introduce the Voice Tracker III, which is based on the technology of the Voice Tracker I, but has 2 dB better signal to noise ratio and a flatter frequency response curve leading to a brighter sound quality. The $450 Voice Tracker III is designed for lecture and meeting recording […]

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Macnica to Launch SMPTE ST 2110-Based MPA1000 1G AV-Over-IP Module at InfoComm 2019

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Macnica Technology will debut its MPA1000 AV-over-IP Module at Booth 474 during InfoComm 2019. The MPA1000 is a full-stack module that brings low-latency IP video transport to OEM manufacturers and an array of professional AV products. Macnica is a creator of hardware and software APIs that implement SMPTE ST 2110, a widely followed open standard […]

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Vivitek Debuts New D3600Z Series of Small, Laser Projectors, One Includes NovoConnect

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The new D3600Z Series from Vivitek includes three new models — the DH3660Z, DU3661Z and the DH3665ZN. The DH3660Z is aimed at most common meeting rooms, while the DU3661Z adds an HDBaseT connection and the DH3665ZN is being marketed as a “smart projector” as it includes the built-in NovoConnect solution wireless presentation collaboration solution; thus, […]

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Newline to Debut Three New Models of Interactive Touch Displays at InfoComm 2019

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Newline Interactive announced today the release of three new interactive touch displays. The new models include: IP Series: this exciting new hardware development includes advanced features such as capacitive touch with palm rejection and is better optimized for security in the modern workspace. With an optional 4K modular camera, Linux-based operating system and object recognition, […]

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Renkus-Heinz Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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Marking their 40th anniversary, Renkus-Heinz will debut several of this year’s hottest new products at the InfoComm show as temperatures reach into the 90s in sunny Orlando. Led by new company president Matthew Czyzewski and Chief Technology Officer Ralph Heinz, the legendary loudspeaker manufacturer will exhibit at Booth 6643, with product demonstrations in Demo Room […]

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AudioControl Will Show Studio Six Digital Audio Test and Measurement Solutions at InfoComm 2019

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AudioControl will be exhibiting with Studio Six Digital at InfoComm. AudioControl acquired interest in Studio Six Digital in 2018 and is excited to showcase these industry-leading audio test and measurement tools alongside new AudioControl products in booth 5160. AudioControl is the exclusive distributor of Studio Six products in the United States and over 20 countries […]

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BlackWire Designs Shows Rachio Module for URC Total Control

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BlackWire Designs today announced the availability of its new module for the integration of Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controllers into URC’s Total Control 2.0 whole-house automation system. With this latest module, BlackWire Designs becomes the only distributor to support the integration of Rachio controllers into both the Control4 and URC platforms. Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controllers make […]

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AV Stumpfl Expands U.S. Footprint

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In 2018, the family owned AV Stumpfl GmbH has established its first official subsidiary in the U.S. with direct ties to the Austrian parent company. From their headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., the AV Stumpfl Inc. team offers its U.S. customers direct support, repairs and sales consultation services. AV Stumpfl Inc. permanently stocks a large quantity […]

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Matrox Aggregator Mode Allows One Receiver to Display Three Streams at One Time

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Matrox Graphics today debuted something called Aggregator Mode, a control feature for the Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders that allows an Extio 3 receiver unit to aggregate multiple video streams coming from different Extio 3 transmitter units. Multiple computer desktops can then be viewed and controlled simultaneously from an Extio 3 receiver unit — […]

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A Partnership Between Access Networks and Domotz Brings Live Monitoring of Home Networks

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Access Networks announced a partnership with Domotz that will integrate the Core custom system integrated with the Domotz solution for remote network monitoring and management. The collaboration enables both companies to learn from each other and enhance their product offerings to better meet the needs of today’s luxury smart homes. This is a strong statement […]

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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Camera Debuts

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The new Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 digital film camera features completely redesigned electronics and a new Super 35mm 4.6K HDR image sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range that can shoot up to 300 frames per second. Images are recorded using Blackmagic RAW, so you can choose compression levels up to 12:1 and […]

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AudioControl Amplifiers and Room Tuning to Debut at InfoComm 2019

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AudioControl will be highlighting three new product categories designed for commercial A/V integrators during the upcoming InfoComm 2019 (Booth 5160). AudioControl’s lineup of three 70-volt amplifiers offer performance, build quality and features unavailable on competitive solutions. The company’s brand new Avalon G4 is the most versatile 4/3/2 channel configurable amplifier on the market, ideal for […]

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