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.

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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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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Betsy Larson Is Now VP of Sales at NEC

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NEC Display Solutions of America announced today the appointment of Betsy Larson as senior vice president of sales as the company continues to hone its strategy to better serve customers and react to market shifts. Betsy brings more than 24 years in the channel sales industry – the majority at NEC where she was most recently vice […]

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Micro Aperture Speakers from Savant Debut

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Savant has introduced its Micro Aperture architectural loudspeaker lineup, providing integrators with the capability to deliver entertainment content anywhere with single Ethernet cable connectivity. Savant’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) self-powered Micro Aperture architectural speakers drastically reduce the complexity associated with distributed audio system design and installation. Each powered speaker contains a highly efficient amplifier, which […]

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Optoma and Navitar Debut Interchangeable Lenses for ProScene Projectors

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Optoma and Navitar jointly announced two new interchangeable lenses compatible with Optoma ProScene projector models — including a long throw and extra-long throw Navitar NuView replacement lens. Fixed lens projectors are an industry challenge, limiting installation options in environments such as houses of worship, auditoriums, entertainment venues and retail spaces. With throw ratios up to […]

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Luxul’s Ships New Apex XAP-1610 Dual-Band Access Point for AV

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Luxul is now shipping its new Apex XAP-1610 AC3100 dual-band wireless access point (AP). The latest AP features advanced 4×4 MU-MIMO (802.11ac Wave 2) technology for data rates up to 3167Mbps and support for up to 128 wireless devices. The XAP-1610 is designed to enhance transmission and reception performance, producing higher throughput when experiencing medium […]

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Atlona Ships Rondo 4K HDR DAs

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Atlona is shipping its new Rondo family of HDMI distribution amplifiers including the 448 (AT-RON-448) for 4K/UHD/HDR sources. The Rondo 448 provides is a 1×8 DA that is designed for either residential or retail environments. Like its 1×2 and 1×4 siblings (Rondo 442 and Rondo 444), the Rondo 448 has EDID management to sync between […]

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James Loudspeaker Debuts Mavericks Architectural Cinema Division

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James Loudspeaker just announced the formation of the Mavericks Architectural Cinema (MAC) division. The James Loudspeaker MAC division will focus on the design, engineering and product specification of high-performance cinema sound systems, relying on the expertise of division Executive VP John Bishop. The Mavericks cinema speakers from James Loudspeaker provide ultra-wide bandwidth, very high sound […]

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New Séura Outdoor TVs Are for Harsh Weather

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Séura says its new line of outdoor TVs are designed for any outdoor space – deck, patio or hot tub area – even direct sunlight applications. Equipped with the company’s Adaptive Picture Technology, which continuously adjusts multiple picture settings to present optimal video quality in changing lighting conditions throughout the day, the company says they […]

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Hall Research Debuts HDMI-Based Audio Extractor and Inserter

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Hall Research just launched the HD-AUD-IO, an HDMI audio manager capable of extracting audio from (de-embedding) and/or inserting audio into (embedding) an HDMI video signal. The HD-AUD-IO provides one HDMI input and output and with audio embedded on the HDMI it can be extracted and available as both stereo analog or multi-channel digital SPDIF (TOSLINK) […]

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