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.

Parallax Re-do in Works for Da-Lite ALR Screens

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Da-Lite is redefining its Parallax portfolio of premium 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 that are specifically designed to reject high levels of ambient light from specific angles in […]

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DPAA Adds Another in Starlite Digital

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DPAA announced today that Starlite Digital has joined its membership ranks. Starlite Digital has begun rolling out what will be a national network of intelligent digital video screens strategically located at high traffic outdoor shopping centers, anchored with supermarkets, big box retailers and drug stores. Capitalizing on the close relationships built with these sectors by […]

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CEDIA Honors First CEDIA Members of Excellence

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CEDIA has named the first two recipients of the prestigious CEDIA Member of Excellence designation. U.K.-based integrators ConnectedWorks and Homeplay have proven their exemplary commitment to craftsmanship, customer service, certification and community outreach in achieving the status. “ConnectedWorks and Homeplay are highly respected among custom integrators,” said Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement Giles Sutton. […]

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Smart Energy Management with KNX IoT

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Energy-consuming applications in buildings can already be networked and automated to regulate and monitor their consumption and increase energy efficiency. But energy management can now also be used in a number of other fields, including photovoltaic systems for self-generation and, in the future, charging stations for electromobility. There are huge amounts of energy to be […]

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Avaya Introduces Cloud Transformation Program

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Avaya Holdings Corp has introduced its program to assist organizations considering cloud communications delivery models as part of their digital transformation. Avaya’s cloud transformation program makes it easier and removes uncertainty and risk from the transition. The program provides compelling incentives and the resources of its professional services team to help companies map the most […]

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Avaya Deepens Integration With Google Cloud, Adds AI

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Avaya Holdings today announced further integration with Google Cloud Contact Center AI to provide better experiences. This includes embedding Google’s machine learning within Avaya conversation services powering the contact center, enabling easy integration of AI capabilities regardless of channel, promoting a consistent and intelligent experience for customers and delivering true omni-channel experiences with AI. Avaya […]

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The Trade Show Minute — Episode 320: Chris McGugan of Avaya

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Jacob Blount speaks with Chris McGugan, Senior Vice President for Solutions and Technology at Avaya about the Enterprise Connect trade show and about the Avaya IX Huddle Camera, Google Cloud Contact Center AI integration, an more. All on this episode of the Trade Show Minute. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Zytronic Unveils Plans for DSE, Will Debut Hybrid Touch in U.S. for First Time

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Zytronic will demonstrate a new Hybrid Touch technology that enables full integration of physical controls embedded within a dynamic touchscreen at DSE (March 27 & 28, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, booth #2034). Zytronic’s booth demo will feature an ultra-narrow border 55-inch touch table with different software applications showcasing practical uses […]

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Magewell Unveils NDI Hardware Decoder

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Magewell today unveiled the new Pro Convert AIO RX hardware-based NDI(r) decoder. Converting live NDI streams into high-quality SDI or HDMI outputs for connection to baseband devices such as monitors and projectors, the low-latency decoder simplifies the use of NewTek’s popular media-over-IP technology in applications such as digital signage and video walls. Magewell’s FPGA-based NDI […]

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Ribbon Provides Direct Routing Voice and Security Capabilities to Microsoft Teams Customers

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Ribbon Communications today announced the availability of its Session Border Controller (SBC) Software edition Lite (SWe Lite) in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The SWe Lite is a virtualized enterprise SBC that delivers small and mid-sized businesses cost-effective, advanced unified communications (UC), collaboration and security capabilities, now from the Azure Marketplace. In addition, Ribbon’s SBC SWe […]

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Nectar Integrates Ear-to-Ear Diagnostics for Jabra UC Headsets

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Nectar Services today announced at Enterprise Connect that it has partnered with Jabra to integrate asset management and user experience telemetry into Nectar’s collaboration performance management platform, Nectar 10. The integration will expand the availability of Nectar’s ear-to-ear (e2e) diagnostics solution to enterprises and managed service providers leveraging Jabra headsets, enabling them to improve quality […]

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Noble Systems Reports Signifcant Growth in Global Cloud Contact Center Deployments

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Noble Systems Corporation today reported that it saw a 40 percent growth in cloud revenue from 2017 to 2018. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its attendance at this year’s Enterprise Connect 2019 event in Orlando, Fla. With an increase in new cloud contract value of more than 30 percent in 2018, a […]

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Ribbon Shows Microsoft Teams Solutions and New Software Running on AWS and Microsoft Public Clouds

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Ribbon Communications is featuring several newly enhanced solutions designed to deliver enterprises advanced communications capabilities at Enterprise Connect, this week, in Orlando. Featured demonstrations include recently certified session software solutions for Microsoft Teams, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and a new Microsoft Azure Marketplace public cloud offering. Also on display is Ribbon’s cloud-based Kandy Communications Platform […]

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Jabra Unveils Analytics Partnerships for Data-Driven Clients

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Jabra has opened up its software development kit (SDK) to external partners, allowing them to build Jabra data into their UC platforms and therefore provide detailed, real-time insight into factors affecting call quality. As a result, you would hope, both end users and business management can make better-informed and faster decisions that have a direct […]

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PanaCast 3, With Three 13 Megapixel Cameras, Makes Enterprise Connect Debut

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Following the recent news of their acquisition by GN Audio and integration with GN Audio brand Jabra, Altia Systems, announced that they will showcase the new PanaCast 3, the world’s first intelligent panoramic video system with ~40 Megapixels capacity for today’s generation of distributed teams, at Enterprise Connect 2019 in Booth # 23032 at the […]

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NDI Support Debuts for Epiphan Video Pearl-2 Video Production Systems

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Epiphan Video announces they’re adding NDI and NDI|HX support to the Epiphan Pearl-2 all-in-one video switching, streaming and recording system. Pearl-2 all-in-one video encoders and adding NDI is another step in our strategic commitment to offer IT friendly AV solutions, making Pearl-2 a choice for enterprise communications, lecture capture and anyone who wants to use […]

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PixelFLEX Claims Breakthrough in LED Durability with FLEXUltra PixelShield

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Created to overcome the challenges associated with the protection and performance longevity of ultra fine pixel pitch LED displays, PixelFLEX has introduce the new FLEXUltra with PixelShield. A CoB (chip on board) technology, PixelShield offers an impact and scratch resistant coating for the FLEXUltra display and provides an increase in the protection of an LED […]

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The LDS NEO Now EN 54-16 Security Certified with Applus+

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LDA Audio Tech has renewed with the international notified body Applus+ the EN 54-16 certificates for the NEO series, public address and voice alarm equipment that meet the requirements for detection systems, fire alarm and voice evacuation. The follow-up audit to renew the certification has been carried out by Applus+ following its impartiality, independence and […]

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JOAN Teams Up with Amazon Alexa and Cisco Webex

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Joan officially announces its collaboration with Amazon Alexa for Business and Cisco Webex for the kick-off of the Enterprise Connect expo in Orlando, Fla. on Monday March 18, 2019. This collaboration brings together Joan and two of the most used communication smart devices in the world to offer high-end integrated solutions for the workplace. Companies […]

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Newest Audio and Visual Communication Solutions from ClearOne to be Featured at N. America’s Leading Enterprise Collaboration Event

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ClearOne is gearing up for Enterprise Connect with an opportunity for IT professionals and other visitors to be among the first to see, hear and experience the new line-up of audio and video collaboration solutions from ClearOne. Enterprise Connect is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise unified communications (UC) and collaboration in North America, […]

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Chief Expands TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System

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Chief has expanded its TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System to include the Samsung IFH Series, the Absen Acclaim Series and the Unilumin UpanelS Series. The mounts will officially debut at DSE Booth 1312. Chief’s latest design for digital signage solutions, the TiLED Series, is a modular, LED mounting system to support creative video wall […]

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Avaya to Showcase Experiences That Matter at Enterprise Connect 2019

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Avaya Holdings will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, and feature its subject matter experts as key speakers at the 2019 Enterprise Connect Conference and Expoheld at Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from March 18-21. Avaya is a Platinum sponsor exhibiting at booth #1519 in Hall […]

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Theta Lake Announces Product Integration for Compliance AI Listed on Zoom App Marketplace

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Theta Lake has announced a new partnership with Zoom Video and the availability of Theta Lake for Zoom on the Zoom App Marketplace. The product integration enables regulated organizations to seamlessly archive Zoom video, chat, and audio to comply with long-term regulatory retention requirements as well as leverage purpose-built AI and ML to automatically detect […]

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Broadcast Pix Intros BPswitch IX Integrated Production Switcher with Expanded IP Connectivity

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Broadcast Pix introduced the newest model in the BPswitch integrated production switcher product family, BPswitch IX. Designed for productions that rely on IP-based workflows and remote cameras, BPswitch IX features six network inputs that support NDI and RTSP sources. BPswitch IX is designed for auditoriums, stadiums, conference rooms, and other facilities equipped with remote cameras […]

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Sony Upgrades 4K HDR Professional BRAVIA Displays, Adds Cloud Connectivity and Intros 98″ 8K Monitor

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Sony’s popular BRAVIA 4K HDR line of Professional Displays includes more features, ranging from cloud-based digital signage to Touch Overlay Panels (TOP) with IR touch technology. The six current BRAVIA 4K displays, ranging in screen size from 43 to 85 inches, will all officially debut later this month including a new 98-inch 8K BRAVIA, FWD-98Z9G. […]

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Dante AV Networking Pavillion debuts at Enterprise Connect

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Dante will be demonstrating how networked audio can revolutionize conferencing and collaboration at Enterprise Connect 2019. The inaugural Dante AV Networking Pavilion will showcase how Dante-enabled products from Bose, Sennheiser and SoundTube can transform enterprise conferencing and collaboration. In addition, Zoom Video Conferencing will be demonstrating how Dante networking can bring audio to conference spaces […]

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AVIXA Reaches 1,000 Certified Technology Specialists in Europe

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AVIXA is pleased to announce that there are now 1,000 AV professionals with a Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) certification in Europe. For more than 30 years, AVIXA has administered the CTS program, which is recognized worldwide as the leading AV professional credential, helping businesses to elevate themselves and deliver value to their clients. There are […]

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Adamson Expands S-Series for HOW, Live Events and Tours

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Adamson Systems Engineering is set to expand its S-Series, a line of sub-compact, tour-proven loudspeakers, with several new solutions to launch later this month. The latest additions include the S7 ultra-compact two-way, full-range line array enclosure and complementary S118 subwoofer, plus the S7p and S10p two-way, full-range point source cabinets. Together, they offer an increase […]

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MXL Debuts AC-360-Z Web Conferencing Microphone at Enterprise Connect 2019

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MXL Microphones will exhibit its new USB-powered table-top web conferencing microphone, the MXL AC-360-Z, at this year’s Enterprise Connect Show in Orlando, Fla., March 18-20, (Booth #1138). The new MXL AC-360-Z has been co-developed with engineers from Zoom, a leading web conferencing and communications software provider, to enhance the microphone solution for Zoom Rooms and […]

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