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.

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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Professional Wireless Systems Debuts RF Over Fiber PRZM Units At InfoComm

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Professional Wireless Systems has announced that the PRZM RF over fiber (RFoF) conversion system and Alpha Quad-4 and Alpha Quad-8 units is making their InfoComm debut in Orlando this week. PRZM, designed to facilitate the remote placement of wireless audio antennas beyond 200 feet, is ideal for live production as well as installed sound applications. […]

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Nureva Room Manager Adds Device Management

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Nureva has announced the addition of device management to Nureva Room Manager software, enabling IT and systems administrators to remotely manage settings used to configure HDL300 audio conferencing systems and the Nureva Wall. This provides customers with a more efficient and immediate way to schedule and install the latest software and firmware updates and adjust […]

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Christie Debuts Core Series LED and CorePlus LED Displays

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Christie at InfoComm launched the Christie Core Series and the Christie CorePlus. Core Series is designed for applications such as shopping mall kiosks, airport and public transit signage and select corporate installations with budgetary constraints. With pixel pitches from 1.2 to 2.5 mm, redundant on-board power and ADA-compliant mount system; Christie Core Series installs directly […]

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Aurora Shows ReAX Wall Mount and Desktop Touch Panels

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Aurora Multimedia will demo the first ReAX-based IP wall mount (RXT-7, RXT-10) and desktop (RXT-7D, RXT-10D) Android touch panels — integrated with fully-functional Javascript-based control. Both styles are available in 7″ and 10″. The wall mount version is designed to mount flush in wall portrait or landscape display modes and the desktop versions are available […]

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Aurora Multimedia Shows DXE-218 Eight-Output HDMI PoE Splitter

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Aurora Multimedia announces the DXE-218 calling it the first ever eight-port 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI PoE Splitter with downscaling per individual output. The unit includes capabilities such as individual CEC control, EDID management, hot plug detection and EDID reporting per output. This is all done through the LAN port for full control and statistics of all […]

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Listen Tech Demos Personal Listening Products at InfoComm 2019

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Listen Technologies will demo all its suite of personalized listening solutions at InfoComm 2019 this week. Products on display include the recently launched Listen EVERYWHERE, new ListenTALK Systems along with listen-only receivers and accessories, a new ListenRF receiver, the ListenIR and its hearing loop technology called ListenLOOP. Listen EVERYWHERE: Listen EVERYWHERE is the latest in […]

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Crestron UCC-Based Mic and SpeakerBar with Built-in 4K Camera at InfoComm

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Crestron just launched three new SpeakerBars for the UCC market; the UC-SB1, the UC-SB1-AV and the UC-SB1-CAM. All three are SpeakerBars with built-in beamforming mic arrays that are designed for huddle rooms, UCC spaces and small meeting rooms — and use the same form-factor, 43″ wide, 3″ deep and 5″ high. The difference is: UC-SB1: […]

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Listen EVERYWHERE from Listen Technologies MAkes InfoComm 2019 Debut

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Listen Technologies’ newest Wi-Fi product, Listen EVERYWHERE, officially debuted at InfoComm 2019. Listen EVERYWHERE streams audio wirelessly to individual Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as phones, tablets, etc. Listen EVERYWHERE replaces Audio Everywhere and features upgraded hardware, a better finish and a new server with professional audio outputs. The product is a professional-grade system with proprietary Listen […]

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New Kiosk Design Debuts from Chief at InfoComm

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Chief brought a new kiosk design for digital signage enclosures to InfoComm 2019. Impact Floor Mounted Kiosks provide an aesthetic solution for enclosing displays in open areas. Designed with no exposed fasteners while maintaining full access and serviceability. Our exclusive design keeps the display mounted to the frame when opened. Keyed locking security keeps displays […]

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Legrand at InfoComm Includes C2G, Chief, Da-Lite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Vaddio and Wiremold

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The brands of Legrand | AV will come together at InfoComm booth 2500 with a new presentation method. An assembly of typical applications, or vignettes, will showcase what each brand brings to enhance experiences with technology and how they work together. In booth 2500 you can take a tour and discover the latest from C2G, […]

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Nortek and HomeSphere Partner

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Nortek Security & Control today announced a new partnership with HomeSphere, a Colorado-based digital marketplace that connects building product manufacturers directly with regional homebuilders. “Through HomeSphere, we can reach over 2,600 local builders with the solutions and services available through the Nortek Security & Control New Home Program, and connect them with certified dealers to […]

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New UCC-Based PHONUM Audio System Debuts from beyerdynamic at InfoComm 2019

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beyerdynamic officially launched its wireless Bluetooth speakerphone PHONUM at InfoComm 2019. The conferencing solution claims to turn any space into a meeting room — basically, it’s a wireless speakerphone you carry with you anywhere you need to have a call. It has three operating modes GECKO FIX, GECKO FOLLOW and GECKO 360°. PHONUM always adjusts […]

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Chief Debuts Electric, Height-Adjustable Cart for Monitors

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Chief has designed new height adjust carts and floor support mounts to add accessibility to interactive technology in the K-12 education market. The Large Capacity Height Adjust Flat Panel Cart (LPE1U) mounts with height adjust capability for 26” (660 millimeters) of vertical lift. The Large Capacity Height Adjust Flat Panel Floor Support Mount (LFE1U) provides […]

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Chief’s Floor-to-Ceiling Cable Adds New Option to Make Signage Look Like it’s Floating

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Chief is launching the FCS1U Cable Floor-to-Ceiling Flat Panel Mount to provide QSRs and retail with more aesthetic options for digital signage. The mount will be on display at InfoComm booth 2500. The FCS1U supports both portrait and landscape orientations in a single SKU, with the option to retrofit a second, back-to-back display with the […]

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The Williams AV BluePOD Solo Dante System Ships

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The BluePOD Solo Dante is designed to simplify making conference calls in your meeting rooms with your computer, laptop and mobile phone just by tapping the Bluetooth connect button on your device. And, the volume, muting and connecting is all done on the standard volume control on your device. BluePOD gets its name from the […]

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Ashly Audio Details InfoComm 2019 Plans for 11 New Products

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Ashly Audio unveiled 11 new products at InfoComm 2019 (booth #6374) that are the result of purposeful innovation focused on delivering selling solutions and improving the user and integrator experience with professional audio. The new solutions include the mXa-1502 Mixer Amp, CA and FA Series of Amplifiers, which work for multiple types of integrations and […]

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Extron and Lifesize Announce Partnership in UCC Spaces

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Extron says that Extron AV control can now be part of any Lifesize videoconferencing room. You can now add Extron control to the Lifesize Icon meeting room systems, providing enhanced control functionality to their video conferencing solutions. This collaboration with Lifesize allows our TouchLink Pro touchpanels to provide a familiar Lifesize interface to control audio […]

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Jetbuilt Adds Project Management Functionality for InfoComm 2019

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Jetbuilt today announces Project Management 2.0 to provide Jetbuilt users with a single platform for sales and project management. Project Management 2.0 features a management task list to create an enhanced visualization of steps, conversation, photos and documents between project managers and technicians. Users can comment on individual tasks from the Desktop software or with […]

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Bose Pro Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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Bose Professional has significantly expanded its portfolio of loudspeakers, amplifiers, DSPs, controllers and software products. With more than 50 new products specifically produced for a wide range of applications. Bose Professional audio systems also elevate the experience for system designers, installers and end users with products designed for easier installation and simplified operation. The complete […]

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VuWall and TBC Consoles Partnership Will See Turn-Key Control Room Systems Including Furniture

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VuWall and TBC Consoles today announced a partnership to provide customers with affordable control room kits that addresses the specific requirements of small to midsize control rooms. Engineered to simplify the design, quoting and purchasing and installation process for small and medium size control rooms, the new visualization kit includes TBC SmartTrac Console System and […]

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Zigen Joins SDVoE Alliance, Debuts New Product Line at InfoComm 2019

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that Zigen has joined the alliance as an adopting member. At InfoComm 2019 (Orlando, June 12-14), Zigen will debut its new IP-Logic product line in the SDVoE Alliance booth 1143. Zigen’s IP-Logic platform gives users the ability to deliver any HDMI source to any display. The IP-Logic encoder/decoder units come […]

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AIMS to Demonstrate AV-Over-IP Interoperability at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) will present two key demonstrations of AV-over-IP interoperability. Both demos will take place in booth 375 and will use real-world technology solutions based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite for video, audio and data transport. Exhibiting for the first time at InfoComm, AIMS will […]

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New Klipsch Sound Bar Line Is High-End

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Klipsch just announced the debut of two new high-end sound bars that look and sound like the brand’s premium Reference speakers. The Klipsch BAR 48 is a 3.1 sound bar, featuring a dedicated center channel speaker for enhanced clarity, a wireless 8″ subwoofer for powerful, deep bass and built-in surround sound processing technologies such as […]

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XTEN-AV’s First Platinum OEM Partner is AtlasIED

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AtlasIED has become the first Platinum OEM partner on the XTEN-AV platform. As part of this association, XTEN-AV and AtlasIED will work towards bringing regular updates and product information to users of the platform for designing AV solutions. This constant information flow to users about AtlasIED products will empower them to achieve higher client success […]

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Audinate Adds Dante-As-Software Products for Manufacturers and Developers

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Supporting the AV industry’s shift from purpose-built hardware to software-based solutions running on standardized hardware, Audinate — developer of the Dante AV networking technology – today announced two new software-based Dante products. Dante Embedded Platform enables manufacturers to add full Dante functionality in software running on Linux for x86 and ARM processors. The Dante Application […]

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