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.

CEDIA White Paper Is All About Cabling

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CEDIA has released its latest white paper, which explores the ever-changing universe of cabling for home technology professionals. Infrastructure Cabling for Voice, Data and Video takes a deep dive into applications, standards and recommendations for uses of a variety of cable families. “This white paper takes care to break down — in great detail — […]

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Acoustic Magic Voice Tracker III UCC-Based Mic Array to Debut at InfoComm

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Acoustic Magic is using InfoComm to introduce the Voice Tracker III, which is based on the technology of the Voice Tracker I, but has 2 dB better signal to noise ratio and a flatter frequency response curve leading to a brighter sound quality. The $450 Voice Tracker III is designed for lecture and meeting recording […]

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Macnica to Launch SMPTE ST 2110-Based MPA1000 1G AV-Over-IP Module at InfoComm 2019

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Macnica Technology will debut its MPA1000 AV-over-IP Module at Booth 474 during InfoComm 2019. The MPA1000 is a full-stack module that brings low-latency IP video transport to OEM manufacturers and an array of professional AV products. Macnica is a creator of hardware and software APIs that implement SMPTE ST 2110, a widely followed open standard […]

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Vivitek Debuts New D3600Z Series of Small, Laser Projectors, One Includes NovoConnect

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The new D3600Z Series from Vivitek includes three new models — the DH3660Z, DU3661Z and the DH3665ZN. The DH3660Z is aimed at most common meeting rooms, while the DU3661Z adds an HDBaseT connection and the DH3665ZN is being marketed as a “smart projector” as it includes the built-in NovoConnect solution wireless presentation collaboration solution; thus, […]

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Newline to Debut Three New Models of Interactive Touch Displays at InfoComm 2019

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Newline Interactive announced today the release of three new interactive touch displays. The new models include: IP Series: this exciting new hardware development includes advanced features such as capacitive touch with palm rejection and is better optimized for security in the modern workspace. With an optional 4K modular camera, Linux-based operating system and object recognition, […]

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Renkus-Heinz Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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Marking their 40th anniversary, Renkus-Heinz will debut several of this year’s hottest new products at the InfoComm show as temperatures reach into the 90s in sunny Orlando. Led by new company president Matthew Czyzewski and Chief Technology Officer Ralph Heinz, the legendary loudspeaker manufacturer will exhibit at Booth 6643, with product demonstrations in Demo Room […]

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AudioControl Will Show Studio Six Digital Audio Test and Measurement Solutions at InfoComm 2019

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AudioControl will be exhibiting with Studio Six Digital at InfoComm. AudioControl acquired interest in Studio Six Digital in 2018 and is excited to showcase these industry-leading audio test and measurement tools alongside new AudioControl products in booth 5160. AudioControl is the exclusive distributor of Studio Six products in the United States and over 20 countries […]

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BlackWire Designs Shows Rachio Module for URC Total Control

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BlackWire Designs today announced the availability of its new module for the integration of Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controllers into URC’s Total Control 2.0 whole-house automation system. With this latest module, BlackWire Designs becomes the only distributor to support the integration of Rachio controllers into both the Control4 and URC platforms. Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controllers make […]

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AV Stumpfl Expands U.S. Footprint

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In 2018, the family owned AV Stumpfl GmbH has established its first official subsidiary in the U.S. with direct ties to the Austrian parent company. From their headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., the AV Stumpfl Inc. team offers its U.S. customers direct support, repairs and sales consultation services. AV Stumpfl Inc. permanently stocks a large quantity […]

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Matrox Aggregator Mode Allows One Receiver to Display Three Streams at One Time

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Matrox Graphics today debuted something called Aggregator Mode, a control feature for the Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders that allows an Extio 3 receiver unit to aggregate multiple video streams coming from different Extio 3 transmitter units. Multiple computer desktops can then be viewed and controlled simultaneously from an Extio 3 receiver unit — […]

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A Partnership Between Access Networks and Domotz Brings Live Monitoring of Home Networks

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Access Networks announced a partnership with Domotz that will integrate the Core custom system integrated with the Domotz solution for remote network monitoring and management. The collaboration enables both companies to learn from each other and enhance their product offerings to better meet the needs of today’s luxury smart homes. This is a strong statement […]

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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Camera Debuts

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The new Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 digital film camera features completely redesigned electronics and a new Super 35mm 4.6K HDR image sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range that can shoot up to 300 frames per second. Images are recorded using Blackmagic RAW, so you can choose compression levels up to 12:1 and […]

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AudioControl Amplifiers and Room Tuning to Debut at InfoComm 2019

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AudioControl will be highlighting three new product categories designed for commercial A/V integrators during the upcoming InfoComm 2019 (Booth 5160). AudioControl’s lineup of three 70-volt amplifiers offer performance, build quality and features unavailable on competitive solutions. The company’s brand new Avalon G4 is the most versatile 4/3/2 channel configurable amplifier on the market, ideal for […]

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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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