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.

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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Best-Selling Author Srinivas Rao to Headline TIDE Conference at InfoComm 2019

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  Srinivas Rao, best-selling author and host of popular podcast The Unmistakable Creative, will headline AVIXA’s TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.) conference at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Fla. On June 11 at the Orange County Convention Center, the day before the InfoComm floor opens, Rao will join a speaker lineup of designers, brand marketers, architects, […]

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Almo Launches Cape Soleil Contract Collection of Outdoor Hospitality Furniture

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Almo Hospitality has launched the Cape Soleil Contract Collection, a new brand of commercial outdoor furniture designed exclusively for the hospitality market and available only through Almo. All of the products in the Cape Soleil line are currently ready for quick ship delivery or can be custom-made in a variety of fabric and finish options […]

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MuxLab Expands 4K Signage Player DigiSign CMS

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MuxLab has a new digital signage player — the 4K Digital Signage Media Player (model 500769) that’s integrated with DigiSign CMS software. MuxLab says that DigiSign has a simple interface to gather, load and schedule content and that it’s designed for any size signage system. Content from various sources can be autonomously scheduled for weeks, […]

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Focusrite’s RedNet Control Now Includes Support for Red Range Interfaces

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Focusrite has released RedNet Control 2.3, a free update that unifies RedNet Control with configuration, status monitoring, metering and extended operational control of the Red 4Pre, Red 8Pre, Red 16Line — Focusrite’s range of audio interfaces offering up to 64-in / 64-out Thunderbolt I/O with Pro Tools | HD and Dante network audio connectivity. Focusrite […]

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ClearOne Ships CONVERGE Pro 2 48VTD DSP Mixer Featuring VoIP, Telco and Dante Interfaces

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ClearOne today announced the immediate market availability of its new CONVERGE Pro 2 48VTD that includes VoIP, Telco and Dante interfaces in a single CONVERGE Pro 2 unit. The new 48VTD pairs perfectly with ClearOne’s BMA CT and allows integrators to simplify system designs, increasing installation flexibility and reducing costs. It can also reduce design […]

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SDVoE Alliance Launches Educational Blog

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced its latest initiative to further the inevitable transition of the AV industry to Ethernet-based signal distribution solutions. The SDVoE Alliance blog features posts from thought leaders in pro AV who understand that moving AV distribution to IP offers the possibility to create dramatically new architectures and entirely new user experiences. […]

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Waves Introduces the eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System

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Waves Audio just introduced the eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System. The Waves eMotion LV1 Complete Live Mixing System is an all-inclusive mixing solution aimed at 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 […]

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AVIXA to Explore the Business Benefits of Audiovisual Experiences at Passenger Terminal Expo 2019

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Attendees of Passenger Terminal Expo 2019, March 26-28 in London, will get an in-depth look into the ways audiovisual solutions can improve the travel experience. David Labuskes, CTS, chief executive officer of AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will host a session titled “The Audiovisual Future of the Passenger Terminal Experience,” with speakers from […]

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Digital Signage Manufacturer Videotel Set to Exhibit and Display its Product Line at the Digital Signage Expo 2019

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An exhibitor of previous year’s DSE Expo, on March 26th-29th Videotel Digital will showcase their latest product line. Networking with potential resellers, businesses, and individual clients from around the world, Videotel’s executive management team will share their unique solutions live on the show room floor. Their products include a full line of industrial digital signage […]

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DPAA Announces Date and New Venue for 2019 Video Everywhere Summit

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DPAA announced today that its annual Video Everywhere Summit will be held this year on Tues., Oct. 15 at a larger venue, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, to accommodate the anticipated record number of delegates and waiting list of exhibitors. The event will once again be part of New York Digital Signage Week […]

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NSCA Announces 2019 Excellence in Business Award Winners

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NSCA has announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Business awards in five categories: Customer Experience: Beacon Communications, Englewood, Colo. Differentiating Strategies: Horizon AVL, Blackwood, NJ Employee Engagement: Spinitar, La Mirada, Calif. Strategic Transformation: Vistacom, Allentown, Penn. Talent Development: Innovative Collaboration, Winter Park, Fla. “Every year during this process, we’re more and more impressed […]

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Almo ProAV’s E4 Experience To Focus On Education

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On March 12, a team of industry educators and AV/IT experts will gather in Chicago to share their knowledge at the Almo Professional A/V, 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour. These leaders in AV education will deliver thought-provoking business and technical sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units, as […]

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AVIXA Promotes Dan Goldstein to Chief Marketing Officer

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AVIXA has announced that Dan Goldstein has been promoted to chief marketing officer. In this role, Goldstein will lead the strategy for AVIXA’s marketing, communications, market intelligence, content creation and delivery, strategic alliances, and new product innovation. Goldstein joined the association in 2015 as Senior VP of marketing and communications. He led the rebranding initiative […]

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InfoComm 2019 to Explore Pro AV in Hospitality and Retail; Registration Opens

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InfoComm 2019, the largest ProAV show in North America, will explore the fast-growing markets for audiovisual solutions in hospitality and retail, June 8-14 in Orlando, Fla. The show will host more than 30 education sessions focused on the ways that companies in hospitality and retail and the AV solution providers that serve them are using […]

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AVIXA Names Rochelle Richardson Senior Vice President of Expositions and Events

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AVIXA has named Rochelle Richardson, CEM, as the association’s senior vice president of expositions and events. Richardson will lead the strategy and operations for the annual North American InfoComm show, in addition to all conferences and events in North America. Richardson is a strategic leader in exhibition and events management, with more than 20 years […]

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Control4 Unveils New Tiny Smart Home During Design Construction Week

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Control4 Corporation announces the debut of the Control4 Tiny Smart Home, a compact, 250-square-foot smart home designed to give architects, builders, and designers an interactive, design-forward smart technology experience at Design Construction Week 2019. Consumers are seeking guidance and knowledge from interior designers for smart lighting, Wi-Fi connectivity, and even intelligent appliances according to a […]

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Sonifex Debuts Dante Enabled Commentary Products

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Sonifex is showing its new Dante commentary units: the AVN-CU2-DANTE for two commentators and the AVN-CU4-DANTE for up to four commentators on stand C50 at BVE 2019. Both units use Dante AoIP together with four wire connections, allowing connectivity and functionality of AoIP together with the legacy connections needed to operate with the existing infrastructure […]

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Extron Gives Away Over $13 Million in Classroom AV Grants

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Extron is continuing its Classroom Technology Grant Programs for the 12th straight year. Through this program, Extron has awarded more than $13 million worth of PlenumVault, PoleVault, WallVault, VoiceLift, ShareLink and GlobalViewer Enterprise systems to U.S. school districts. Over 1,600 classrooms have received instructional technology that enables district technology leaders, administrators, and instructors to evaluate […]

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Magewell Expands Pro Convert NDI Encoder Line with Fourth Model

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Magewell has unveiled the new Pro Convert SDI Plus standalone NDI encoder, the fourth entry in its Pro Convert family of devices for bringing traditional video signals into IP-based production networks using NewTek’s NDI technology. The new model converts SDI-connected HD or 2K input sources into NDI streams with low latency and is available immediately. […]

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Christie and Spinitar Pour ‘Liquid Light’ Onto InterContinental San Diego

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The San Diego arts community is thriving, thanks to innovative installations such as the one that Christie and Spinitar, working with TruClear Global and Tempest, have installed on the south façade of the InterContinental San Diego hotel, using Christie HS Series projectors and a Christie Pandoras Box media server. The end result is a permanent digital art display called ‘Liquid Light’ – a large […]

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Bose Pro Offers New Accessories for S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System

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Bose Professional has added new offerings for its S1 Pro multi-position PA system. The S1 Pro’s accessories now includes the new S1 Pro play-through cover, which is set to be available to the public in May 2019 in multiple colors. Additionally, each S1 Pro comes with a pre-installed rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and compatibility with […]

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CEDIA Releases 2019 Boot Camp Schedule

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CEDIA has announced an extensive slate of three-day boot camps for 2019. These hands-on sessions offer foundational skills training for experienced and prospective integration professionals. CEDIA will host seven boot camps — basic residential, home theater and advanced networking options — at its global headquarters near Indianapolis between March and December. Boot camp dates include: […]

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Key Digital’s KD-VW4x4Pro Video Wall Processor Finally Ships

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The Key Digital KD-VW4x4Pro video wall processor is specified for collaboration and corporate applications. The KD-VW4x4Pro is designed to create video walls featuring eight different user-selectable video wall modes with numerous horizontal and vertical layouts. These modes include: four horizontal: 1×4 rotated, 1×4, 1×3,and two sets of 1×2 and three vertical: 4×1, 3×1, two sets […]

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SiliconCore Launches EZ-HD Series of LED Displays

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SiliconCore has introduced a new product line — the EZ-HD Series of LED Displays. Created for professional and corporate environments,and designed to be installed by two technicians in under three hours, the EZ-HD Series will provide a fast and convenient solution for the specification of HD resolution LED displays for meeting spaces and lobbies. For […]

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Extron Collaboration Systems Upgrades LinkLicense Pro Series User Interface

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Extron announced a new LinkLicense Pro Series User Interface Upgrade for Extron HC 400 Series Meeting Space Collaboration Systems. This optional upgrade enables the use of mobile devices such as a tablet to control the system. It gives integrators the freedom to choose control interfaces based on the customer’s specific needs and offers the user […]

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Sennheiser Launches Sennheiser Education Solutions Division

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Sennheiser Education Solutions includes all the product portfolio for the education sector. Sennheiser’s solutions include SpeechLine Digital Wireless, Sennheiser Control Cockpit and Sennheiser MobileConnect. The SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphone series offers solutions that are specially customized for speech applications. Depending on the speaker’s preference, different microphone types can be selected: If the professor wishes to […]

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Barco’s Earnings Reveal $1.2 Billion U.S. in 2018 Sales and Double-Digit ClickShare Growth

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Barco’s earnings we released today. EBITDA margin expanded 2 percentage points, on comparable sales, to 12 percent and within the range of Barco’s 2020 goal. A 2.9 percentage point gain in gross profit margin to 40 percent of sales drove the EBITDA margin improvement. Both the Enterprise and the Healthcare division delivered solid EBITDA margin […]

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Draper ISE Booth Is About Collaboration

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At ISE 2019 Draper is exhibiting standard and custom solutions developed for and with some of the world’s leading display manufacturers. Visitors to the company’s booth are experiencing their ability to build collaborative relationships, including: A new mounting structure for NEC dvLED LED Mounting Solutions for Leyard and Planar TVF Series video walls SmartTrim for […]

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