Jacob Blount

Jacob Blount

Jacob is a Project Manager at THE rAVe Agency and an Assistant Editor for rAVe [PUBS]. He works on internal and client-based projects for the Agency and oversees rAVe [PUBS]'s live event trade show and event coverage, rAVe [NOW]. Contact him at jacob@ravepubs.com.

Israeli HDBaseT Innovations Know-How Making Waves Across the Atlantic

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MSolutions Herman Pro AV recently began distributing and incorporating MSolutions’ HDBaseT testers throughout the U.S. market. Enjoy this interview with Eliran Toren, MSolutions co-founder and CEO and Jeffrey Wolf, co-CEO of Herman Pro AV. Q: MSolutions: We know that Herman is a leader in providing AV products, procurement solutions […]

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Three New Interactive 4K LCDs Arrive from Sharp

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has launched three new 4K Ultra HD resolution large-format AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems with built-in wireless and whiteboard functionality utilizing its embedded SoC (system-on-chip) controller. We shot a video of these at InfoComm last month, which you can view here: […]

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Ross Video Releases XPression Graphics V9.0

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Ross Video announced the official release of version 9 of the XPression real-time motion graphics platform, which includes over 40 new features ranging from extended font management, enhancements to the data-driven graphics content tool DataLinq, and the acquisition of content beginning in traditional desktop design software to controlling playout of multiple XPression graphics engines. When […]

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Brightline Ships cMe2 Lighting Kit for UCC spaces

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Brightline today announced its new cMe2 huddle room light is shipping. The compact fixture is specifically designed for spaces that have inadequate lighting for videoconferencing and other video recordings. We actually shot a video fo this at InfoComm and you can see if here: Providing pure white LED-based lighting, the cost-effective cMe2 offers on-board dimming […]

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MSE Audio and Attero Tech Collaborate for IPD-Hub2

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MSE Audio announced a joint sales initiative with Attero Tech to package Axiom Audio Wall Plates and Axon C1 Zone Control Wall Plate with SoundTube Entertainment’s IPD-Hub2 and Remote Volume Control Plate. The SoundTube Entertainment IPD-Hub2 brings IP-based, PoE technology to the commercial and residential markets offering a unique alternative to traditional audio distribution systems. […]

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AVI-SPL Opens NY Metro Office, Focuses on Telling Story of Company, Employees, Partners

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AVI-SPL officially opened their NY Metro Office in Lyndhurst, New Jersey today and rAVe was there to cover the launch event! The 20,000 square foot facility supports around 100 employees across sales, support, finance, project and fabrication teams. Not only is the office home to conference rooms, open-office seating, executive offices and a lobby gathering […]

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FSR Brings ‘Smart’ Solutions to InfoComm 2019

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FSR surprised attendees at the 2019 InfoComm Show with the launch of the Smart-Way On-Floor Raceway System for wire management. The Smart-Way on-floor raceway is intended for offices, conference rooms, collaborative work environments or anywhere wire management is desired. Wire space will never be an issue with the Smart-Way system since the raceway compartments provide […]

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Modulo Player V5.2 from Modulo Pi Is Newest Media Server Update

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Modulo Pi just announced that it’s shipping the Modulo Player v5.2, as well as a new version of its embedded live mixer which now includes full integration of Stream Deck control pads. The company has also announced the official and immediate release of Modulo Player v5.2. Modulo Pi says the Modulo Player is a cost-effective […]

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Legrand Debuts New On-Q Branded, In-Wall TV Power and Cable Management Kits

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Legrand recently extended its line of On-Q in-wall power products with the introduction of new On-Q Flat Screen TV Pro Power and Cable Management Kits. The new solutions provide installers 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 […]

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MSE Audio Debuts SoundTube Entertainment STNet Switch II

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MSE Audio just announced the SoundTube Entertainment STNet Switch II, a proprietary Power over Ethernet, rack-mountable switch designed for use in Dante networks. Featuring 16-ports, the STNet Switch II is designed for pairing with STNet IPD Speakers. SoundTube Entertainment’s STNet Switch II is a 1-RU, 16-port Gigabit switch. The STNet Switch II’s 700-watt power supply […]

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IDK Ships AV-Over-IP Bridge for IP-NINJAR and Dante Audio Network

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IDK is now shipping its IP-NINJAR / Dante Audio Bridge (NJR-AB08DAN). The bridge transcodes audio signals directly between its AV-Over-IP 10G SDVoE-based IP-NINJAR and Dante environments. Audio signal transport is enabled from NJR transmitters to Dante devices and from Dante device to NJR receivers. The new IP-NINJAR Bridge eliminates the need for third-party converters and […]

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Logitech Adds Salamander Designs to Collaboration Program

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Salamander Designs has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program (LCP) in the program’s complementary solutions track. Customers who purchase Logitech video collaboration products, along with Salamander mobile stands, credenzas and huddle tables from Salamander, now receive a solution that is optimized for groups to collaborate anytime and anywhere. Users can order custom technology furniture that seamlessly […]

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AVIXA Partners with the Society for College and University Planning

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AVIXA is expanding its commitment to showcasing the benefits of audiovisual (AV) solutions in higher education with a featured panel discussion at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2019 Annual Conference, July 14-17, in Seattle. The SCUP 2019 Annual Conference is attended by more than 1,500 higher education professionals and offers an exchange […]

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ComQi OnSite Allows Site-Based Content Updates for Signage Networks

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A new ComQi toolset called OnSite lets digital signage network operators empower local offices and shops to update their own on-screen messaging, while still maintaining tight central office controls on approvals, scheduling and design. Designed and developed from ground up to optimize the latest capabilities of cloud-based web services and HTML5-based presentations, ComQi’s OnSite enables […]

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Philips Professional Display Releases MediaSuite Pro TV Across EMEA

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Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS) has announced its complete range of new, Google-certified, Android-powered MediaSuite Pro TVs is now available to all customers across EMEA. Unveiled during ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, the new Philips PDS MediaSuite range has been designed to help revolutionise the way businesses and end-users can access and broadcast digital content, […]

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MobilePro Trailers Aimed at University Athletic Departments Debuts from HB

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With post production and broadcast becoming a profit-center for University sports programs, both as a way to live-stream game and as a way to recruit talent, HB has devised a creative solution to the age-old, in-house broadcast studio. Today, HB Communications is pleased to announce its MobilePro trailers. These mobile, scalable, broadcast solutions are the […]

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Regal Cinemas and Cineworld Picks Christie’s RealLaser Cinema Projectors

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Christie just announced that Cineworld Group – the world’s second largest cinema exhibitor (known as Regal Cinemas in the USA) – has signed an agreement to acquire more than 1,000 of Christie’s RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring Christie RealLaser illumination technology. “At Cineworld, we have always focused on leading technologies to benefit the cinema […]

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11th Annual CEDIA Women in Consumer Technology Luncheon Includes Keynote Speaker Sam Horn

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Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) today announced that bestselling author Sam Horn will present as keynote speaker during the organization’s 11th annual CEDIA Expo Luncheon, to be held Sept. 13 in the Denver Convention Center. This year the event will open with a new networking reception featuring a mimosa and bloody mary bar from 11:30 […]

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New 4K Receivers Debut from Marantz

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Marantz has announced the SR5014 and SR6014 4K Ultra HD AV receivers. Prioritizing audio, the SR6014 features high-current discrete power amplifiers on all channels to deliver 110 watts of power per channel (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08 percent THD, two-channel driven). Marantz’s proprietary Hyper Dynamic Amplification Module (HDAM) circuitry provides maximum dynamic […]

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Denon Debuts New Network Receiver for ProAV Market

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Today Denon announced its first stereo network receiver with wireless music streaming and 4K HDMI capabilities, the DRA-800H. Featuring a newly designed L/R symmetric stereo power amplifier design, the Hi-Fi stereo receiver delivers superb audio fidelity from a variety of sources — including wireless music, CD and phono — while a full-featured HDMI section with […]

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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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