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.

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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Ross Video Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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Ross Video will be attending the InfoComm tradeshow and will be demonstrating a range of live production solutions that bring new life and creativity to productions in houses of worship, corporate board rooms, auditoriums, classrooms and TV studios. This year’s exhibition (Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, June 12-14th) will see Ross Video demonstrating a […]

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Yamaha and Huddly Announce Partnership at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, Yamaha Unified Communications announced a partnership with UCC camera company Huddly. With the partnership, the new Yamaha ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar will bundle with Huddly’s AI wide-angle USB camera to create the Yamaha Collaboration Kit. The Yamaha Collaboration Kit (currently available only in North America) combines Yamaha’s ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar and […]

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MXL, Urbentech and DTEN Partner at InfoComm

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MXL Microphones’ Unified Communications Division is announcing a new partnership with Urbentech, a UK-based custom panel designer that manufactures stand-alone, all-in-one solutions for indoor Zoom Rooms and huddle rooms, and DTEN, an interactive monitor manufacturer, to bring a new turn-key collaboration solution. Urbentech will be installing new MXL VC-404Ks into the top of its Urben […]

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Almo ProAV to Celebrate 10th Birthday at InfoComm

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Almo Professional A/V (InfoComm Booth #1111) the Pro AV industry’s favorite distributor, is celebrating its decade-long milestone of providing value-added distribution services to the AV industry at the AVIXA 2019 InfoComm Show, taking place June 12-14, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. As part of the celebration, Almo is the exclusive sponsor for the InfoComm opening reception […]

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1 Beyond Debuts Auto-Tracking Mic System Called AutoFinder

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1 Beyond has announced the 1 Beyond AutoFinder camera that automatically finds any handheld microphone equipped with a 1 Beyond MicLocator unit and adjusts to show the person holding it. Using patent-pending beam-finding technology, the AutoFinder camera’s embedded secondary locater camera constantly scans for and detects active 1 Beyond MicLocator units without being distracted by […]

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Gary Kayye Is UB Tech’s Opening Keynote Speaker for Third Year in a Row

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On Monday, rAVe co-founder, Gary Kayye, will address the 1,000+ registered attendees of 2019 UB Tech Conference, the top conference for higher education leaders, technology gurus and tech professionals. His topic? It’s sort-of about how the ubiquitous “network” is changing everything on campus — specifically, how we can leverage the always-connected network to teach to […]

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DEXON Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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Hungary-based DEXON Systems Ltd. will mark its first appearance at InfoComm 2019 with its exclusive North American distributor DEXON USA. As a video wall technology and solution supplier, DEXON Systems will showcase its products in booth 871. DEXON Systems will highlight DIMAX-Pro, a modular, all-in-one solution in its hybrid presentation matrix family; DIVIP16-Pro, a modular […]

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Symetrix Adds Features at InfoComm 2019

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Symetrix’s Composer 7.2 DSP- and control-programming application adds a number of important features, including monitoring of Powersoft Duecanali, Ottocanali, X4 and X8 amplifiers and Panasonic WP-9XX amplifiers. A new emailer control output module, when triggered, can send an email message with predetermined subject and body copy to a predetermined email address via a predetermined email […]

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DisplayNote and Newline Partner at InfoComm

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DisplayNote has announced today it has signed a four-year software partnership with display manufacturer Newline Interactive. The partnership will see DisplayNote create and supply Newline with a suite of Newline branded collaboration solutions for its touch and non-touch display. Each solution is designed to simplify how people in meeting spaces and classrooms share content, interact […]

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AIMS Uses InfoComm to Push for AV-over-IP Interoperability Standards in Pro AV

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The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced the release of a new positioning paper titled “AV Over IP: It’s Real, and It’s Transformational.” The paper takes a closer look at the impact of the media-over-IP movement on the pro AV and installed systems markets. A key focus is AIMS’ efforts to promote a […]

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Oblong’s New Collaboration System, Rumpus, Adds Webex (Still in Beta)

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Oblong Industries has added support for Cisco Webex to its Rumpus meeting application for collaborative screen sharing. With the popularity of Cisco Webex solutions for businesses globally, more users can now enjoy a seamless Rumpus experience that brings multi-share capabilities to online meetings. Rumpus is the meeting solution letting virtual teams feel more connected and […]

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New Audinate CEO Is Aidan Williams

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Audinate, developer of Dante audio over IP networking solution, announced today that Aidan Williams, the Company’s CTO and co-founder, will succeed Lee Ellison as CEO. Mr. Ellison has informed the company of his intention to retire from his role as CEO on 13th September 2019 following release of the company’s 2019 full year financial results. […]

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Matrox Adds SRT Streaming Video Support to Mura IPX Encoder Cards

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Matrox Graphics announced Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) streaming protocol support on its complete range of Matrox Mura IPX capture and IP encode/decode cards. The SRT open-source protocol and technology stack focuses on performance, reliability and security for video delivery over private and public networks. As SRT-ready products, the high-density Matrox Mura IPX capture and IP […]

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Barix Adds AudioPoint Pro Server at InfoComm 2019

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Streaming to on-site mobile listeners with the lowest possible latency, Barix’s AudioPoint 3.0 audio-to-mobile platform has been deployed in venues around the globe to enhance digital signage and live presentation applications with high-quality, IP-delivered audio. At InfoComm 2019, the company will amplify these benefits with the launch of the companion AudioPoint Pro server, which extends […]

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Peerless-AV at InfComm 2019 Is All About Signage Solutions

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Peerless-AV will be testing the limits of its Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Displays (XHB432, XHB492, XHB552) through a water dunk tank, impact test chamber and dust chamber. Available in 43″, 49″, and 55”, the Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Displays offer a maintenance-free design and are rugged enough to withstand the harsh outdoor elements, while still […]

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Leon Speakers Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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Leon Speakers will be introducing new products and an expanded sales team at InfoComm 2019 (booth #4153). Headed up by newly appointed Director of Strategy Melissa Price, former CEO of Detroit-based, commercial interior design firm dPOP, the new team is committed to growing the company’s presence in commercial spaces with design-driven AV solutions that deliver […]

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Sennheiser Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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At InfoComm 2019 (booth 5561), Sennheiser will highlight its business and education solutions portfolio, with a focus on its new TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC2) microphone array. Sennheiser will offer live booth demonstrations of TeamConnect Ceiling 2, which uses its patented automatic, dynamic beamforming technology. TeamConnect Ceiling 2, which has been shipping since April, is Sennheiser’s […]

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AV Stumpfl’s AT64-SHIFT and PIXERA Mini Server Will Make U.S. Debut

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AV Stumpfl will show its new AT64-SHIFT system for large mobile projection screens and the new PIXERA mini media server at this year’s InfoComm 2019. With the AT64-SHIFT, AV Stumpfl says it’s possible to assemble a large mobile projection screen and to adjust its’ height in a matter of minutes and they claim that no […]

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SDVoE Alliance Adds Theatrixx in Advance of InfoComm 2019

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced that Theatrixx Technologies Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of technical equipment for the professional audio-visual and performing arts industry, has joined the alliance as an adopting member. Theatrixx will be exhibiting at InfoComm 2019 (Orlando, June 12-14, booth 1121). The SDVoE Alliance will be in booth 1143. “The pro video […]

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Magewell Debuts Three New Software Tools for Video Capture

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Magewell Bridge for NDI(r) enables users to convert source video into NDI streams for live, IP-based production, while version 3.0 of Capture Express records video to files at up to 4K resolution. The third tool, a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, provides direct access to Magewell capture devices through the popular non-linear editing software. […]

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D-Tools Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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D-Tools today announced the company will demonstrate new capabilities of the forthcoming major release of its award-winning estimation, design, and project management System Integrator (SI) software solution — System Integrator v13 — at InfoComm 2019 in booth 2361. SI v13 delivers critical new productivity features including: Service Plans — the ability to define, create, sell […]

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CEDIA Announces 60 New Classes for Expo 2019

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CEDIA announces the educational conference lineup at this year’s CEDIA Expo show. With over 125 classes, 50 percent of them brand new and covering 17 different areas of expertise, CEDIA Expo solidifies its standing as the leading educational event for residential home technology professionals. CEDIA Expo will be held September 10-14 at the Colorado Convention […]

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FOR-A Adds AV-Over-IP at InfoComm 2019

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A range of video production switchers, video servers, and graphics systems that consistently support both 12G-SDI/4K and 3G-SDI/HD resolution will be a focal point of the FOR-A booth at the upcoming InfoComm Show in Orlando. Demonstrating video production solutions for corporate video, worship, sports and live event applications, FOR-A will exhibit in booth 1861 during […]

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1G AV-Over-IP Encoder Dubbed PacketAV Wallplate from Visionary Solutions to Debut at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Visionary Solutions (Booth 3914) will introduce its new PacketAV Duet Wallplate Encoder, which provides 4K UHD video and Dante/AES67 audio encoding over 1G Ethernet in a convenient wallplate form-factor. The new PacketAV Duet Wallplate claims to be the only 4K UHD AV-over-IP encoder on the market that fits into a […]

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Atlona AV-over-IP Line to Grow at InfoComm

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Atlona, a Panduit company, will debut a series of new value-priced AV-over-IP products at InfoComm 2019. InfoComm also marks the North American debut of OmniStream’s integrated processing functionality to enhance video wall performance. The embedded scaling, video processing and advanced video synchronization mechanisms in OmniStream decoders ensure precise synchronization of content between each decoder and […]

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