Jacob Blount

Jacob Blount

Jacob was a Project Manager at THE rAVe Agency and an Assistant Editor for rAVe [PUBS]. He worked on internal and client-based projects for the Agency and oversees rAVe [PUBS]'s live event trade show and event coverage, rAVe [NOW].

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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Premier Mounts to Host InfoComm 2019 Young AV Professionals Reception

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Premier Mounts is sponsoring the Young AV Professionals Reception at InfoComm 2019, teaming up with AVIXA to host this fun reception and to recognize the young AV talent of the future. The Young AV Professionals Reception will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., on Thurs., June 13th from 4:00 p.m. […]

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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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Draper Brings Silent Partner to InfoComm2019

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Today’s digital projectors can put out a lot of heat, and cooling fan noise can be a big distraction — especially with shorter throw distances putting the projector closer to the audience. With Draper’s new Silent Partner, projector heat and noise are no longer a problem. The Silent Partner is a projector enclosure designed to […]

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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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CEDIA Opens Registration for Awards & Leadership Conference

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Registration has opened for CEDIA’s new Awards and Leadership Conference. The conference, designed for executive leadership, will offer attendees a full day of education sessions followed by the CEDIA Awards Celebration. “We really wanted to think outside the box for this event and find session topics and speakers that would appeal to a wide range […]

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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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