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.

Riedel Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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At InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Fla., Riedel Communications will showcase its latest innovations for communications and real-time signal distribution for a broad range of audiovisual applications, including live performance and broadcast. Riedel solutions — including the MediorNet decentralized network, Artist digital matrix intercom system, and Bolero wireless intercom — are used worldwide to handle events […]

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Salamander Aims at Huddle Rooms with Unifi Huddle Tables

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Salamander Designs today announced the Unifi Huddle and Unifi Huddle Lite state-of-the-art furniture systems. Available in a selection of tabletop and cabinet materials and finishes, both designs are modular, easy to deploy and exemplify the highest quality design standards available in the industry today. The self-contained design means a uniquely simple installation. Unifi Huddle requires […]

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TIDE Conference at InfoComm 2019 to Include iLuminate’s Miral Kotb

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Miral Kotb, founder of entertainment technology company iLuminate, will offer the afternoon keynote at AVIXA’s TIDE Conference in Orlando, Fla., on June 11. Kotb will share how her personal journey as a software developer and dancer led her to create iLuminate, which combines dance, technology and light to deliver a unique audience experience. Now in […]

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Da-Lite Debuts Parallax Stratos

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The new Parallax Stratos 1.0 delivers the freedom to install seamless ALR screens up to 16 feet in height, Parallax Stratos is available in a wide array of core Da-Lite tensioned electric and fixed frame options. This contrast-based ALR surface rejects up to 80 percent of ambient light with 1.0 gain for standard throw projectors […]

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All-New Parallax ALR Screens Will Debut from Da-Lite

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Da-Lite says they are redefining their Parallax portfolio of Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) screen surfaces. Parallax 0.8, Parallax 2.3 and Parallax UST 0.45 are now part of the Parallax Pure family. Parallax Pure is a line of True Optical ALR surfaces. True Optical ALR surfaces are specifically designed to reject high levels of ambient light […]

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Visionary Solutions Will Launch Sentinel Software at InfoComm 2019

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At this year’s InfoComm, Visionary Solutions (Booth 3914) will debut their PacketAV Sentinel software. PacketAV Sentinel allows network-based AV monitoring with real-time alerting. With a user-friendly, single-screen GUI, Sentinel provides network AV endpoint visibility and immediately indicates faults, identifying failing endpoints by name. Its flexible, customizable, real-time alerts (via email, SMS and SNMP) can be […]

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Barco and Vogel’s Partner to Release Curved Mounting Solution for UniSee

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Barco and mount specialist Vogel’s today announced a curved mounting solution for the Barco UniSee. While upholding the still-expected benefits of the Unisee: perfect alignment, easy servicing and no damage risk, it is now possible to set up and service the bezel-less LCD video wall in a curved way. The mounting system allows a concave […]

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Extron Ships Quantum IN SMD 100 Multi-Stream H.264 Decoder Card

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Extron has announced the availability of the new Quantum IN SMD 100 multi-channel H.264 decoder card for the Quantum Ultra videowall processor. It decodes up to four 1080p/60, eight 1080p/30 or 16 SD resolution streams from IP cameras, Extron streaming media encoders and other H.264 encoders. It’s compatible with H.264, MPEG-2 and Motion JPEG streams […]

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IHSE Details InfoComm Plans

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IHSE sent rAVe a list of the products the company will highlight at InfoComm: Draco vario 2×1 HDMI KVM: IHSE’s Draco vario 2×1 HDMI KVM switch is a compact two-port KVM switching solution that enables extended-distance connections between computer sources and user stations. Addressing market demand for increased security when connecting multiple computers in a […]

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VuWall Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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VuWall will display its new CoScape multidisplay collaboration and presentation system and the next generation of the industry-trusted TRx 2.0 AV network management solution, in addition to a live demonstration of the complete family of interoperable solutions available within the VuWall ecosystem, in booth 2281 at InfoComm 2019. “This year marks our 10-year anniversary of […]

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Extron Upgrades LinkLicense for Extron HC 400 Series Meeting Space Collaboration Systems

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Extron just announced the availability of the new LinkLicense 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 […]

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Pliant’s CrewCom Update Will Debut at InfoComm

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At InfoComm 2019 in booth 5447, Pliant Technologies will be showcasing the latest firmware update for its CrewCom wireless intercom system along with its SmartBoom series of headsets. The newly released CrewCom firmware update includes numerous system improvements as well as the incorporation of new Oceania 900MHz models. SmartBoom LITE Headset (PHS-SB11L) features an improved […]

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Did You Know VESA DisplayHDR Standards Exist for LCD and OLED Displays

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) says 60 display products across 13 display OEMs have been released to market that have achieved DisplayHDR certification, with more expected to be introduced in the coming months. First introduced in December 2017, DisplayHDR is the display industry’s first fully open standard specifying high dynamic range (HDR) quality for […]

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Matrox Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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At InfoComm 2019 (booth 3055), Matrox will be showcasing its complete range of IP-based products including quad 4K enterprise encoders, remote recorder appliances, 4K capture/encode/decode and multiviewer cards, 4K IP KVM extenders, lecture capture appliances and 4K/multi-HD webcasting encoders. Matrox will also be launching a major addition to its world-class portfolio, unveiling a revolutionary new […]

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InfoComm Will See Atlona and New Owner Panduit Co-Located

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Atlona, now owned by Panduit, will focus on its AV-over-IP ecosystem at InfoComm 2019 in booth (3012). Products shown will include: Panduit Two-Post Rack System: This dual-column data rack offers a reliable foundation for mounting AV and data center equipment, and is ideal for installation in enterprise-wide IT distribution closets. Its modular design offers side […]

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LG Electronics Details 2019 Tech Tour Plans

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LG Electronics USA Business Solutions is taking its show on the road — launching its 2019 LG TechTour, a six-city innovation roadshow where business-to-business customers will experience first-hand LG’s broad portfolio of digital signage displays, renewable energy systems, enterprise mobile solutions and more. Kicking off next week in Washington, D.C., the coast-to-coast 2019 LG TechTour […]

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AtlasIED Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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During InfoComm 2019, AtlasIED will showcase a new lineup that emphasizes aesthetics, functionality and exceptional audio fidelity. AtlasIED invites InfoComm 2019 attendees to “Come on a journey with AtlasIED” in booth #5653 and in Audio Demo Room W224F. The AtlasIED InfoComm19 booth and audio demo room are designed to show attendees the types of solutions […]

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AVIXA Announces 2019 Award Winners to be Honored at InfoComm 2019

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AVIXA announced the 2019 recipients of its annual awards this week. Honorees will be recognized in a ceremony on InfoComm 2019’s Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on Wednesday, June 12, at 4 p.m. Every year, AVIXA recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. Members of […]

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Key Digital Updates KD-PRO2x1X and KD-PRO4x1X Switchers

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Key Digital just improved the KD-PRO2x1X (two input) and KD-PRO4x1X (four input) 4K/18G HDMI switchers with analog and digital audio de-embedding, auto switching, and app-based control. Designed for conference rooms, huddle spaces, classrooms, theater and gaming spaces, KD-Pro2x1X and KD-Pro4x1X allows multiple video sources to connect to a single video display while analog (3.5mm & […]

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AudioControl Intros Avalon G4 Four-, Three- and Two-Channel Amplifiers

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AudioControl has introduced the Avalon G4, a fully configurable four-, three or two-channel amplifier designed for any residential or commercial audio application. The 2U rack space Avalon G4 can be four-channel, three-channel or two-channel amplifier configurable via rear panel controls and it’s rated as a Class H design of 230 watts/8-ohms or 300 watts/4-ohms into […]

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Marshall Electronics to Add Four New HD POV Cameras at InfoComm 2019

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Marshall Electronics will release the next generation of their Marshall HD camera line, which they say improves upon nearly every feature. Marshall collaborated directly with integrators to develop four new POV cameras that represent the next evolution in its HD camera solutions, debuting at the 2019 InfoComm Show (Booth 3725) in Orlando, Fla. Designed for […]

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BeLive Studios and Epiphan Partner for Webcaster X2 on Facebook Live

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Epiphan Video an AV capture, recording and streaming products company told rAVe today about a new software partnership for integration of its Webcaster X2 social media live streaming encoder. The BeLive broadcasting software solution has integrated with Webcaster X2 to offer multi-person interview capabilities with interactive graphic features and live chat support for Facebook Live. […]

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Diversified Expands to Australia and Buys Rutledge AV

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Diversified just announced the acquisition of Rutledge AV. As a top integrator in Australia, Rutledge AV’s client-base will enable Diversified to provide local support to clients and deliver the standards they’re known for in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Diversified actually was our Readers’ Choice Award Winner for 2018. “I’m very excited for this endeavour, […]

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Black Box Joins SDVoE Alliance and Will Launch AV-over-IP Products at InfoComm 2019

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that Black Box has joined the alliance as a contributing member. “The decision to join the SDVoE Alliance was simple for us at Black Box. SDVoE makes AV over IP what it is supposed to be — true network AV without sacrificing performance, functionality or capability,” said Jonathan McCune, director […]

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Dual-Input 12G SDI 4K Card from Magewell Ships

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Magewell today announced the immediate availability of its new Pro Capture Dual SDI 4K Plus video and audio capture card with support for multiple 4K SDI interface standards with dual-channels. The Pro Capture Dual SDI 4K Plus captures 4K video at full 60 frames per second over single-link 12G-SDI, dual-link 6G-SDI or quad-link 3G-SDI connections. […]

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Black Box Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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At InfoComm 2019, Black Box will showcase solutions for modern IP-based and 4K AV visualization and distribution. Radian Flex is a fully software-based video wall processing platform that delivers future-proof flexibility and scalability for digital signage, corporate, education and mission-critical visualization applications. The intuitive software from Black Box makes it easy to display high-quality content […]

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RealMotion Will Launch Gold Series Servers at InfoComm 2019

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RealMotion today announced its new Gold Series servers for up to four 4K content streams simultaneously. The five new Gold Series servers being introduced at InfoComm 2019 are the Nugget, 4Karat, 8Karat, 16Karat and 16Karat Performance models. Each server comes with a secure warranty agreement, video playback capabilities and RealMotion’s proprietary Designer software built into […]

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Samsung Just Opened a Briefing Center in Orange County, Calif. – rAVe Was There to Cover the Launch

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Samsung cut the ribbon on a new Executive Briefing Center (EBC) yesterday in Irvine, Calif. and we joined to take part in the launch event. The new location is the third briefing center for Samsung in the United States behind New Jersey and New York, and the first in California. The center itself is just […]

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