Sara Abrons

Sara Abrons

Sara Abrons is executive editor of rAVe [PUBS] and managing director of THE rAVe Agency. She is also a graduate of the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Reach her at sara@ravepubs.com or on Twitter @SaraAbrons. Pronouns: she/her.

LG Unveils the LG ProBeam BU53PST

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LG Business Solutions USA has introduced the LG ProBeam BU53PST, a 4K UHD short-throw laser projector with 5000 ANSI lumens brightness. It offers a throw ratio that’s more than 25% shorter than LG’s other ProBeam projectors. The ProBeam BU53PST also offers a 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio, HDR10 processing and has 12-point edge adjustment. Dual 5-watt speakers […]

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Vanco International Unveils the PulseAudio Collaboration Video Bar (PA-CVB1)

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Vanco International today unveiled an all-in-one video collaboration product, the PulseAudio Collaboration Video Bar (PA-CVB1). The PA-CVB1 has a modern soundbar form factor, a built-in six-ray beamforming microphone and a 4K ePTZ camera embedded in its center. The PA-CVB1’s camera is equipped with smart framing, which automatically adjusts to frame participants; auto-tracking to automatically follow […]

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MediaMatrix Introduces the sTouch 55 Wall Mount Touch-Screen Control Panel

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MediaMatrix, a Peavey Commercial Audio brand, introduced the sTouch 55 Wall Mount Touch-Screen Control Panel. The sTouch 55 delivers a rich graphical user interface that can be tailored to support any local control requirement and is mountable in any number of locations. The primary feature of the sTouch 55 is its functional and responsive IPS […]

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Q-SYS Debuts the SPA-Q Series Network Amplifiers

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Q-SYS just debuted the SPA-Q Series of network amplifiers integrated with I/O options to support a wide range of spaces. The SPA-Q Series is designed to pair to the smaller Q-SYS Cores (such as the Q-SYS Core Nano), allowing you to decouple the I/O from the processor for an unmatched degree of customization and scalability. […]

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TvONE Debuts New HDMI Quad Input and Output Modules for CORIOmaster, CORIOmaster Mini, and CORIOmaster Micro at InfoComm 2022

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tvONE debuted at InfoComm 2022 this week new HDMI quad input and quad output modules for CORIOmaster, CORIOmaster mini, and CORIOmaster micro. The new HDMI quad input (CM-HDMI-4IN) and output modules (CM-HDMI-SC-4OUT) allow users to create video walls, projector edge blends and LED installations, as well as deploy switcher applications. The modules grow the maximum […]

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VuWall Demonstrates Version 3.2 Updates to its TRx Visualization and Video Wall Management Software at InfoComm 2022

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VuWall is demonstrating version 3.2 updates to its TRx visualization and video wall management software in Booth N1569 at InfoComm 2022. The new version adds a new plug-in for Genetec Security Center and an enhanced user interface and performance. Built on an open, interoperable architecture, VuWall TRx version 3.2 allows organizations to grow their pool […]

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Audinate Group Limited Launches Dante Brooklyn 3 Audio Networking Module and Dante Fremont 3 AV Networking Module

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Audinate Group Limited, developer of Dante AV-over-IP, just launched the Dante Brooklyn 3 audio networking module and Dante Fremont 3 AV networking module. The new modules are pin-compatible replacements for the Dante Brooklyn 2 and Dante Fremont modules and have been redesigned to ensure continuous availability while delivering support for current and future Dante features. […]

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Uniguest Acquires Otrum AS

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Uniguest announced today that it has acquired Norwegian company Otrum AS, a digital engagement provider to the hospitality industry. Founded in 1985, Otrum AS delivers interactive TV and digital signage solutions that allow for audience engagement through any digital surface and boasts over 2.5 million users per month. Uniguest Chief Executive Officer Jeff Hiscox said, […]

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Covid to Showcase Lineup of HDBaseT Sets at InfoComm 2022

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At InfoComm 2022, Covid will showcase its lineup of HDBaseT Sets in booth W1847 at InfoComm 2022. The company will offer three convenient bundles featuring a sleek, single-gang wall plate or compact transmitter paired with a receiver box for a complete, end-to-end HDBaseT set for extending audio, ethernet, control, USB and video signals with resolutions […]

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RGB Spectrum Ships Zio Media Server for Simultaneous Recording, Storage and Distribution of Real-Time Video

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Last year, RGB Spectrum expanded its line of multi-channel recording and streaming systems with the Zio Media Server; this week the company announced it’s now shipping. The Zio Media Server is a fully integrated system for simultaneously recording, storing and distributing streams of HD, real-time imagery using the H.264 compression standard. The Zio Media Server provides […]

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Sony Intros SLA-1A Power Line Array Speaker for Large-Format Installs

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Sony today announced the launch of its new powered line-array speaker the SLS-1A, which is purpose-built to create a new sound field when paired with large format displays in ProAV installs. One key feature of the modular bar-style speaker is its wide “sweet” spot, which creates a clearer sound field in larger spaces. The SLS-1A is equipped […]

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Audio-Technica Launches 3000 Series Wireless In-Ear Monitor System

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Audio-Technica just announced the launch of its new 3000 Series Wireless In-Ear Monitor System, designed for use by musicians, system integrators, HOW technical personnel and owners of live-performance venues. The company says that the durable in-ear monitor system is easy to use and delivers high-quality sound with dependable RF across more than three times the […]

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Barco ClickShare Is Now Also a Digital Signage Player

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Barco has added new functionality to its popular UCC and presentation device, ClickShare, allowing it to now become a digital signage player. Meeting room displays that are connected to ClickShare can now be leveraged as corporate branding tools or to distribute digital signage messages. The first digital signage partners are Signagelive, Seenspire and Korbyt. Digital signage messages can […]

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DEXON USA Announces New Decoding Input Card

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DEXON USA has announced a new IP4 Decoding Input Card for its DVP500x product family, including DIMAX and DIVIP modular video processors and matrix switchers. The input card enables decoding and visualization of IP sources natively, simplifying and streamlining IP stream decoding and display for DVP500x customers. DVP500x is designed for LED video wall displays […]

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MediaStar Systems Brings New IPTV Products, Partnership With AppSpace to ISE 2022

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MediaStar Systems is at ISE 2022, located at the front of Hall 5 on booth 5K100, where the company will be showing new products and talking about how its new partnership with Appspace can benefit workplace experiences. The collaboration means that customers will now be able to access functions including digital signage, video, messaging, wayfinding, […]

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Snap One Intros New Strong 30″ Custom Series Racks

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Snap One announced this week new products added to its Strong Racks product line — the 30” Custom Series Racks (as well as new Side Panels) and On-Wall Racks. These racks are designed to enhance an integrator’s ability to pursue any size project and still deliver optimized equipment. The Strong On-Wall Racks will be on […]

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Focal Technologies Intros 300 ICA6 In-Ceiling Loudspeaker

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Focal Technologies just debuted the 300 ICA6 angled in-ceiling loudspeaker at the ISE in Barcelona. Discrete, this loudspeaker joins Focal’s current 300 Series line aimed at high-end homes and home cinemas. The 300 ICA6 joins the 300 Series incorporating an Aluminum/Magnesium inverted dome tweeter and Flax cone and ready-to-paint magnetic grilles supplied with the product ensure a completely unobtrusive installation. The 300 ICA6 […]

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Poly Intros the Poly Studio R30 Video Bar, Poly Sync 10 Speakerphone and More

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Poly today introduced its latest pro-grade UCC solutions including the Poly Studio R30 video bar, Poly Sync 10 speakerphone and additions to the Poly Lens platform as well as new Poly DirectorAI smart camera features. The newest addition to the Poly Studio Series is the Poly Studio R30 smart USB video bar, designed for small meeting rooms. This […]

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Renkus-Heinz Adds PCX Series With UniBeam Steerable Technology in Passive Columns

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Renkus-Heinz added to its UniBeam steerable technology in passive columns with the launch of the PCX Series, which is debuting this week at ISE 2022 in Barcelona on stand 7M750. The PCX Series expands on the Renkus-Heinz product range in the column array loudspeaker segment, complementing the company’s already strong offerings in the architectural audio […]

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BenQ Expands Its BlueCore Laser Projector Family

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BenQ today added two new laser projectors to its BlueCore laser projector family — the LU9750 (8500 ANSI lumens) and LU9800 (10,000 ANSI lumens). These projectors were specifically built for large-venue, simulation and museum applications. Both projectors are native WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution and specified to deliver cinematic 95% Rec. 709 color coverage. The projectors use a […]

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Just Add Power’s Advanced Matrix Programmer Software Platform Now Works With MaxColor 4K60 Series Devices

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Just Add Power today announced that its Advanced Matrix Programmer (AMP) software platform now provides configuration for systems using MaxColor 4K60 Series devices, as well as those from the company’s 3G Ultra and legacy 2G Omega product lines. Just Add Power’s AMP – Multicast is designed for environments with existing infrastructure or special network requirements that don’t allow for a […]

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Biamp Announces Adds New Camera to Vidi Line, Plus ePTZ Feature to Line

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Biamp today announced the launch of Vidi 150, which the company is describing as a pro-grade conferencing camera for meeting spaces ranging from huddle rooms to small and medium-sized conference rooms and UCC applications. The Vidi 150 has all the features of the Vidi 100 including a 4K camera with a 120-degree field of view, […]

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Barco Intros All New Line of dvLED Video Wall Displays Called TruePix

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Barco today launched a new LED video wall platform dubbed TruePix. TruePix is designed completely from the ground up to create a purpose-built video wall for a variety of enterprise applications. It’s aimed at control rooms, television studios, lobbies, boardrooms, auditoriums and other corporate applications. Key product highlights: Seamless display tech that LED is known […]

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How a Dutch Company Became a Tiny Bottleneck in the Enormous Semiconductor Supply Problem

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The shortage of semiconductors has had a profound effect on the global economy. Semiconductors, in particular microprocessors (semiconductors containing a CPU, essentially a computer), are the brains inside so many things that are a part of daily life: washing machines, toys, watches, cameras, ATMs, planes, televisions, LED light bulbs and nearly every form of human […]

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Blaze Audio Announces Entry Into Professional Audio Market in North America

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Following an initial launch in Europe, Blaze Audio is announcing its formal entry into the professional audio market throughout North America. As a subsidiary of Pascal A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark, Blaze Audio enters the field with its PowerZone Connect series of fully matrixed, DSP-loaded network power amplifier products. PowerZone amplifiers enable control from a wide […]

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L-Acoustics Intros Soka Speaker, SB6i Subwoofer, LA7.16i Controller and More

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L-Acoustics announced several new products today that will be shown at ISE and InfoComm: the LA7.16i amplified controller, the Soka loudspeaker, the SB6i subwoofer and the L-ISA Ambiance virtual acoustics enhancement system. They will be on display at ISE stand #7Q400, Hall 7, and InfoComm booth W3011, along with other L-Acoustics products. The new LA7.16i […]

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First Devices Supporting DisplayPort UHBR Certified By DisplayPort UHBR Certification Program

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has announced that the first video source and display devices supporting DisplayPort UHBR (Ultra-high Bit Rate) – the higher data link rates supported by the DisplayPort standard version 2.0 – have completed certification through the DisplayPort UHBR Certification Program. To achieve this important milestone, UHBR chipset reference source and […]

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TASCAM to Show New Networked Gear at ISE 2022, Including Dante-Compatible Products

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Tascam will again be exhibiting at ISE and can be found in Hall 7, where the company will be presenting its products for AV installations, as well as several products that have been released over the past year. Visitors can also look forward to seeing what Tascam engineers have just worked out and plan to show exclusively […]

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Key Digital Intros KD-WP8 Programmable IP Control Wall Plate

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Just introduced, the KD-WP8 from Key Digital is an eight-button web-UI-programmable IP control wall plate keypad for system configuration and control. The keypad can control any IP networked Key Digital device and third-party systems through the Compass Control Pro protocol or Open API. The KD-WP8 natively sends TCP and UDP commands in ASCII or HEX format for controlling IP-enabled devices […]

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NSCA Releases 2022 Compensation & Benefits Report

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NSCA has just released its 2022 Compensation & Benefits Report, which is based on data gathered from systems integrators across North America. Now in its seventh iteration, the report tracks and benchmarks compensation and benefits data for a variety of key positions within the industry, including technical, non-technical and C-suite roles. Systems integration firms of all sizes and […]

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OCA Alliance Offers Sneak Peak of AES70 Standard at ISE 2022

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The OCA Alliance is offering a sneak peek of the latest version of the AES70 device control standard at ISE 2022 this week in Barcelona. AES70 is the emerging standard for control between audio equipment, offering manufacturers an easy way to implement control between their own devices and those of other manufacturers in an open, […]

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Vestel Visual Solutions Launches IFX Series of 4K Interactive Displays

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Vestel Visual Solutions has launched its IFX Series of 4K interactive displays available as 65”, 75” and 86” collaboration displays. Supporting UHD HDR content within an ultra-slim bezel design, they also have two 20W front-firing speakers including Dolby Audio Processing. The displays’ 20-point IR touch technology facilitates collaboration, giving multiple users the opportunity to work on the screen simultaneously. […]

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