Katie Clark

Katie Clark

Katie Clark is the assistant editor at rAVe [PUBS]. Contact her at katherine@ravepubs.com.

In Latest Interview, Dave Labuskes Says He Is 99.999% Sure In-Person InfoComm Will Happen

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THE rAVe Agency’s own Megan A. Dutta, director of emerging markets at LAVNCH, virtually met with Dave Labuskes, CEO of AVIXA, to discuss the many recent cancellations of in-person events in the AV industry and the expectations around InfoComm 2021. As of Sept. 15, 2021, both NAB Show 2021 and Enterprise Connect have been canceled due to rising […]

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Extron Releases SF 28PT Pendant Loudspeaker for High-Ceiling and Open-Ceiling Playback

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Extron introduced the SF 28PT, a two-way pendant loudspeaker for audio playback in high-ceiling and open-ceiling applications. The SF 28PT features a silk dome tweeter and an 8-inch woofer. It offers the same architectural, patent-pending design as the rest of the Extron pendant family and is available in black and white and is paintable to fit in with […]

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Konftel Develops Interactive Room Guide for Meeting Room Setup, Releases New Videoconferencing Products

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Konftel has developed an interactive room guide on its website to help users pinpoint optimum setup and understand the different dynamics of any video meeting scenario. The 3D guide identifies appropriate products and connectivity setup for room sizes from personal workspaces, focus and huddle rooms to large multipurpose rooms. The guide also suggests ideal products for […]

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Roland Releases V-02HD MK II Streaming Video Mixer Solution for Computer-based Livestreaming

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Roland announces the V-02HD MK II Streaming Video Mixer, an affordable solution for bringing higher production values to computer-based livestreaming. The V-02HD MK II allows users to connect up to two HDMI cameras and send them directly to a favorite streaming platform over USB-C. It’s also possible to mix in audio sources via dedicated inputs […]

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Optoma Releases Optoma Management Suite for Display Monitoring, Diagnosing and Control

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Optoma announced its new Optoma Management Suite (OMS) for monitoring, diagnosing and controlling displays via a local area network and wireless connectivity from a single platform and location. OMS is compatible with displays connected via PJLink and allows IT administrators and technicians to simultaneously monitor, manage and diagnose multiple displays. OMS also enables users to check the […]

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Absen Inc Expands AX Series With AX 1.5 Pro Display

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Absen Inc is announcing the launch of the new AX 1.5 Pro as an upgrade to the AX series for rental and staging solutions. Applications include virtual studios, broadcasting, high-end trade shows and events.   AX 1.5 Pro has a 1.58-millimeter pixel pitch, a brightness of 850 nits, a contrast ratio of 5500:1 and a refresh rate of 3840 […]

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Security Experts Witnessed a 55,239% Increase in Ransomware Activity in Q2

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Nuspire’s Threat Report provides data and insight into malware, exploit and botnet activity throughout Q2 of 2021 COMMERCE, MI. (September 13, 2021) – Nuspire, a leading managed security services provider (MSSP), today announced the release of its 2021 Q2 Quarterly Threat Landscape Report. Sourced from 90 billion traffic logs, the report outlines new cybercriminal activity […]

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Visual Data Adds Leader and Dolby Atmos to Color Correction and QC Workflow

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At Visual Data, one of our core services is content preparation for distribution platforms, primarily OTT and streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon and others, as well as European distributors. Though we handle plenty of original content, because of the influx of library content much of what we have worked on recently has already been released. […]

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ScreenBeam Announces General Availability of ScreenBeam Conference

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SAN JOSE, CALIF. — September 7, 2021 — ScreenBeam Inc., a global leader in wireless display and conferencing solutions, today announced the immediate availability of ScreenBeam Conference for Windows 10, and beta support for macOS devices. ScreenBeam Conference wirelessly connects meeting participants to the in-room display and USB AV peripherals for a seamless bring your […]

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McIntosh Upgrades MX123 A/V Processor With 8K Compatibility and New HDMI Features

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McIntosh announced an 8K compatibility upgrade for the MX123 A/V Processor. Of its 10 HDMI inputs and outputs, one input and two outputs will have 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz support. These three HDMI ports will also offer features such as Quick Media Switching (QMS), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Variable Refresh […]

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USAV Expands International Partner Program With 9 New Additional Partners

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USAV announced the addition of nine international integrators to its International Partner Program (IPP). The new integrators cover 11 countries and bring USAV’s country count to over 40. The new members include: Corporate Technology Services (Australia) Global Vision Multimedia KK (Japan) Hitecindo Kharisma (Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, and Cambodia) Ljus & AV Teknik i Stockholm AB […]

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Vivitek Solutions Gives Irish Planetarium a View Into Space

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Vivitek digital projectors and digital signage solutions are playing a key role in creating a thrilling and immersive visitor experience at the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Reasound, a Cookstown-based authorized Vivitek reseller to Ireland’s education authority, procured the equipment for the Planetarium. Officially opened on May 1, 1968, and classified as […]

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Atlona Updates Velocity Line With VTPG-1000VL for AV System and Equipment Control

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Atlona announced the AT-VTPG-1000VL, a 10-inch touch panel with an integrated gateway that is part of the Velocity line. The VTPG-1000VL’s surface offers a resolution of 1280×800 and a contemporary design. The new touch panel’s integrated Velocity gateway supports AV system control for one room with up to 24 devices and two scheduling panels. A […]

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ADECIA, Yamaha Unified Communications’ Conference Audio Solution, Is Certified for Barco Clickshare Conference

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Yamaha Unified Communications today announced its ADECIA solution is now Barco certified, making it interoperable with Barco ClickShare Conference. ADECIA is an intelligent microphone and line array speaker system designed to equip conference rooms and classrooms with quality audio. It also expands Yamaha’s Barco-certified product line, which includes the YVC Series. Barco’s ClickShare Conference products […]

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Sightcorp Announces Full Integration of DeepSight Facial Analysis Toolkit With Broadsign Content Management Systems

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Broadsign and computer vision firm Sightcorp announced Sightcorp’s DeepSight Toolkit anonymous facial analysis solution is now fully integrated with the Broadsign Control content management system (CMS) and Broadsign Reach supply-side-platform (SSP). The combined technologies make real-time audience data more accessible for publishers to report accurate audience reach numbers and demographics for DOOH (digital out-of-home) campaigns. […]

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MSE Audio Updates Casing of SoundTube’s LA880i-II and LA808i-II Line Array Speakers

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MSE Audio has updated the aluminum casing to SoundTube’s LA880i-II and LA808i-II line array speakers. The speakers now come with aluminum cabinets for a contemporary look and cleaner aesthetic. The LA880i-II and LA808i-II line array speakers are currently available in black with plans to release a white version at a future date. There are no […]

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CEDIA Expo 2021 Product Booth Tour Highlights

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rAVe [PUBS] Coverage: Video Highlight We’re excited to bring you video coverage of many of the exhibitors at CEDIA Expo 2021! Though the show was a little smaller than usual, we were able to get some great coverage of exhibitors and booths who were able to attend in person. Below are a few highlights of […]

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Barco Expands Laser Projection Portfolio With New XDM and XDX RGB Projectors

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Barco has expanded its laser projection portfolio with a pair of RGB projectors, the XDM and XDX. Just like its UDM and UDX projectors, the new portfolio members can be managed through Barco’s cloud-based Projector Management Platform with remote health condition monitoring. The projectors are aimed at theaters and theme parks. Features of the new […]

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Almo Professional A/V to Host E4 Experience As Hybrid Event, Reschedules Future Events

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Almo Professional A/V has announced the first Hybrid E4 Experience, scheduled to take place in Dallas on Nov. 30, 2021. Almo will combine the in-person educational and product showcase format of an E4 Experience with its virtual E4 Evolution (E4v) for the first time. “The bottom line is that there will be something for everyone at […]

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Séura Releases Full Sun Series Outdoor Television Line

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Séura has released its Full Sun Series outdoor televisions with screen technology that eliminates glare and reflection. With 2000-nit brightness that is pre-color calibrated to work well in both shade and full sun, the native 4K UHD resolution TVs include high dynamic range (HDR) display technology. Full Sun Series televisions have narrow bezels, mirrored side […]

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ZetaDisplay Partners with KFC to Install Digital Signage Solutions in Over 100 European Stores

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ZetaDisplay has entered into a new partnership agreement with KFC Netherlands and Belgium and BOOSTR Agency, an omnichannel CRM and order management platform. The partnership will deliver digital signage solutions to more than 100 KFC restaurants in the next 12 months. ZetaDisplay has worked with KFC since 2015 with its webOS solution supporting the delivery of digital communications […]

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Mersive Joins USAV Sponsorship Program

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USAV, a division of PSA, announced Mersive has been added to its sponsorship program. Mersive provides a technology platform for meeting collaboration for local and remote teams. The Solstice lineup supports various aspects of videoconferencing, content sharing, active routing and workplace analytics. This will expand USAV’s offerings for hybrid workplace solutions. “Adding Mersive to our […]

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iRoom to Debut New touchDock iPad Docking Station Models at CEDIA Expo 2021

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iRoom, an Apple-certified iPad Docking and Smart Control Solutions manufacturer, released touchDock, a motorized docking station that fits all current iPads models. touchDock and the new touchDock Mini will be in exhibit CEDIA Expo booth #5003. Key Features: Available for all current iPads larger than 10.2 inches Mini is compatible with the iPad mini-Gen 3 and […]

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Blustream Expands Video-Over-IP Portfolio With New Transmitter and Receiver

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Blustream announced it is now shipping the latest addition to its video-over-IP portfolio, the IP250UHD 4K multicast platform featuring Dante integration. Adding to the company’s existing IP200UHD family of products, the IP250UHD-TX transmitter and IP250UHD-RX video scaling receiver distribute ultra HD and 4K video with HDCP 2.2 over a single category or fiber cable. It also […]

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Extron Updates GlobalViewer Campus Communication Suite Software Package

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Extron has added new capabilities for GlobalViewer Campus Communication Suite, which combines bells, public address announcements, intercom, network monitoring and control of classroom AV into one software package. The company says users will experience an intuitive interface with an improved visual icon library, plus a broader range of configured preset buttons to access frequently performed […]

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Planar Announces Two Large-Scale LED Lifestyle Displays and Installation Lines For Luxury Space Enrichment

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Planar announced the release of Planar Lifestyle Displays, a combination of large-scale LED displays and installation services that claim to enrich luxury environments. The Planar Lifestyle Displays premieres with two lines, Planar Luxe MicroLED and Planar Luxe. Planar Lifestyle Displays will be showcased live at the virtual Planar Lifestyles Live Launch Event on Sept. 1-3. […]

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Hunter Douglas Allows Dealer Access to Mobile Selling App, The Link

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Hunter Douglas announced that dealers now have access to its comprehensive mobile selling app, The Link, for iPad. Hunger Douglas says The Link is designed to support dealers in taking on the automated shading category from consultation to installation; it’s a resource for The Custom Integrator Program. The Custom Integrator Program was launched in 2019 and […]

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