Sara Abrons

Sara Abrons

Sara Abrons is editor-in-chief of rAVe [Publications] and 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.

Kramer Debuts TP-789R Receiver for 4K HDBaseT

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Kramer Electronics’ TP-789R is an HDBaseT receiver for 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDMI, RS232 and IR signals and two-way powering over twisted pair. The receiver extends video signals to up to 40 meters (130 feet) over Kramer copper cables at up to 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24bpp video resolution. The TP-789R receiver either provides power over the copper extension […]

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Survey of Media Planners by DPAA Shows Big-Time Digital Signage Growth on the Way

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A new survey of media planners released today by DPAA points to continued revenue growth for digital out-of-home (DOOH) media, citing mobile tie-ins, inclusion in more media planning systems, the availability of attribution studies and programmatic opportunities as keys to garnering larger shares of media budgets. The report is available exclusively to DPAA members. Barry […]

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Mimo and Tanvas Partner for Mimo Vue with TanvasTouch, Adding Haptic Touch for UCC and Signage

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Mimo Monitors joined forces with Tanvas and launched Mimo Vue with TanvasTouch at InfoComm 2019; it’s the first commercial touchscreen that brings programmable textures and feelings to flat, physical surfaces. This software-defined technology allows people to feel what they see on screen. Here’s a video we shot of it during InfoComm earlier this month: Leveraging […]

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ScreenBeam Targets Education Market with ScreenBeam 1000 EDU 4K Wireless Collaboration Solution

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ScreenBeam today launched an education-focused solution to wireless BYOD called the ScreenBeam 1000 EDU. The new 4K wireless collaboration solution allows for content sharing, without apps, on all devices including student Chromebooks. Specifically designed classrooms, the ScreenBeam 1000 EDU has both a local Wi-Fi mode and a Miracast mode for connectivity or network bridge functionality […]

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ClearOne Joins PEPPM to Deliver Better Pricing for Education and Non-Profits

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ClearOne today announced its participation in the PEPPM technology cooperative purchasing program administered by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU). PEPPM is a cooperative purchasing program for competitively bid technology products available for schools, libraries, colleges and universities, local and state government agencies, municipal authorities and other non-profit organizations. PEPPM has contract awards on more […]

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MFX Multi-Function Monitors Debut from Electro-Voice at InfoComm 2019

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Launched at InfoComm 2019, MFX Multi-Function Monitors MFX-12MC and MFX-15MC are passive 12” and 15” two-way coaxial monitors with a performance level engineered to complement the X-Line Advance line array models X1, X2, X12-128 and X12-125F and corresponding installation versions. MFX Multi-Function Monitors utilize high-output coaxially aligned HF and LF transducers matched with an innovative […]

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BrightSign Released BSN.cloud for Beta Testing

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BrightSign debuted its BSN.cloud network and player management platform to the ProAV market at InfoComm this month. BrightSign’s BSN.cloud management platform will be available as a beta download from the BrightSign website, along with the company’s new BrightAuthor:connected software. InfoComm attendees got an early look at BrightSign’s new cloud platform that automates player set-up and […]

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Yamaha VX Series Speaker Line Grows

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Yamaha has introduced the VX Series of loudspeakers, including the latest VXC2F and VXC8S in-ceiling models, and the latest version (3.0) of the Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions Speaker Calculator (CISSCA) system design software. The expanding VX series is divided into three categories: VXC ceiling loudspeakers, VXS surface mount loudspeakers and VXL slimline, column, line array […]

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Crestron Adds Microsoft Teams to Flex Line

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Crestron’s Flex platform grew this month, adding the M-Series and B-Series single display kits designed to integrate Microsoft Teams in UCC applications. The new Crestron Flex M-Series MX models combine BYOD connectivity and a native Microsoft Teams experience, providing users with multiple ways to collaborate within their space. They can either access Microsoft Teams with […]

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New Carousel Digital Signage Player Allows for Cloud Signage

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Carousel Digital Signage has extended player support for Carousel Cloud, its recently-introduced subscription-based SaaS platform, to Mersive Solstice wireless displays and BrightSign media players. Previously only available for Apple TV devices, Carousel Cloud users now have a choice of three suppliers for content playout to suit their requirements and preferences. Now shipping, Carousel Cloud brings […]

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Atlona Debuts USB-C Omega Series Multi-Format Switcher at InfoComm 2019

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Atlona added a new switcher to the Omega Series, the AT-OME-MS42, which is a 4×2 matrix switcher capable of switching 4K/UHD signals. It’s aimed at meeting rooms, conference rooms and lecture halls. It will also be available as the AT-OME-MS42-KIT with a companion AT-OME-EX-RX HDBaseT receiver. The OME-MS42 and OME-MS-42-KIT includes inputs for switching USB-C, […]

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Biamp AVB-Based TesiraCONNECT to Connect and Power All Biamp Devices Debuts

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Biamp is introducing something called TesiraCONNECT, a five-port AVB connection box that provides power and media over a single cable between Biamp AVB DSPs, USB extenders, PoE+ amplifiers and microphones. TesiraCONNECT is the central connection point for all Biamp devices in the conference room and offers the following features: Five RJ-45 Ports: TesiraCONNECT comes with […]

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Bose Professional ControlSpace EX Line Grows

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Bose Professional has expanded its ControlSpace EX range with two new processors optimized for conferencing rooms (EX-440C and EX-12AEC) and a high-powered general purpose digital signal processor (EX-1280). With an open-architecture all-in-one design, the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing signal processor facilitates high-quality microphone integration and audio processing for small-to-medium standalone meeting rooms. Various inputs and outputs […]

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Barco Opens Up Its XMS Cloud Management Platform for ClickShare and wePresent

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Barco is launching the XMS Cloud Management Platform for enterprise-grade device management. This cloud-based tool gives administrators the freedom to optimally manage a large fleet of ClickShare and wePresent units throughout the entire company from anywhere. Simultaneous with the launch of two new ClickShare products, Barco is promoting that their portfolio of wireless collaboration solutions […]

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Crestron Updates Room Scheduling Platform

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At InfoComm 2019, Crestron updated its room scheduling platform. Ad Astra, CollegeNET, New Wave Apps and SpaceIQ now run on Crestron room scheduling touch screens. Crestron is also debuting the latest additions to its family of room scheduling touch screens with the TSW-560 and TSW-560P, both of which support direct connect scheduling. Crestron touch screens […]

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Electro-Voice Debuts MFX Multi-Function Monitors

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The new MFX Multi-Function Monitors MFX-12MC and MFX-15MC are passive 12” and 15” two-way coaxial monitors with a performance level engineered to complement the X-Line Advance line array models X1, X2, X12-128 and X12-125F, and corresponding installation versions. MFX Multi-Function Monitors utilize high-output coaxially aligned HF and LF transducers matched with an innovative new Electro-Voice-engineered […]

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Elo Now Has 65-Inch 4K Interactive Signage and Collaboration Products

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Elo today announced the launch of its 6553L touchscreen and fourth-generation Elo computer module (ECMG4). The 6553L touchscreen provides a platform for what the company says is captivating digital signage experiences in public spaces, as well as engaging and collaborative communication within enterprises. The 6553L touchscreen is part of Elo’s new IDS 3 Series, which […]

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DEXON Makes U.S. Debut at InfoComm 2019

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European-based switcher company DEXON Systems made its U.S. debut this month with a flagship family of presentation switchers dubbed the DIMAX-Pro — marketed as a 3-in-1 solution that integrates a presentation matrix, routing matrix and video wall processor in a single chassis. The DIMAX-Pro modular chassis serve 16×16, 32×32 or 72×72 configurations and are spec’d […]

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Pilot 5 Lectern from HoverCam Drops

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HoverCam announced this week that it has expanded its Pilot Series with the Pilot 5 wireless digital teaching station. The new Pilot 5 builds on the innovation introduced with the Pilot 3 all-in-one teaching station and adds a rechargeable battery pack that powers all-day, cable-free operation, enabling educators to teach from anywhere in the classroom. […]

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A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone Debuts from Countryman

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Countryman Associates has introduced the A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone. Based on Countryman’s A3 Podium Microphone, the A3 Halo includes an ultrabright LED indicator ring and a unique dual-element design to deliver superior sound quality. The dual-element design allows for a switch-selectable omnidirectional, cardioid, or hypercardioid polar pattern, excellent vibration rejection and wind noise reduction. With […]

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Clockaudio’s TIM-1000 Takes the Stage

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Clockaudio just introduced a Tracking Intelligent Microphone, the TIM-1000. Streamlining and elevating a new standard for huddle rooms, conference rooms and videoconferencing facilities, the flexibility and adaptability of TIM-1000 will enable the microphones within the space to track the person that is speaking and follow that person anywhere in the room. The concept behind TIM-1000 […]

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DVIGear Expands HyperLight Active Optical Cable Product Line at InfoComm 2019

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DVIGear demonstrated its newly expanded HyperLight Active Optical Cable product line at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Fla. New accessories for the modular HyperLight HDMI Series were shown, alongside a new interference-resistant shielded HyperLight DVI cable and a preview of an upcoming 8K-capable 48Gbps HyperLight HDMI cable. The HyperLight Active Optical Cable line represents a paradigm […]

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Here’s What Sony Introduced at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, Sony showcased AV, presentation and display technologies that offer what Sony says is collaborative, interoperable, cost-effective and streamlined operation for the corporate, education, entertainment and healthcare markets. Sony’s theme for the show was “Live Your Vision,” which reinforces the company’s commitment to working jointly with customers to address their challenges and provide […]

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Middle Atlantic Debuts Forward Family of Rack Solutions

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Middle Atlantic Products this week introduced Forward, a family of installation solutions that it claims delivers greater system reliability, efficiency and flexibility to the rack, at InfoComm 2019. Forward is designed around an innovative new rackrail and Middle Atlantic’s patented universal mounting pattern that allows blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting and other options […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Intros New LED Lineup

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Today, Philips Professional Display Solutions launched six new modular indoor LED products in the U.S. at InfoComm 2019. Philips PDS’ new LED range follows the debut of its 110″ prototype last year and, these new displays prioritize ease of use and operation, ensuring that all displays are front serviceable, allowing LED modules, cables and power […]

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Optoma Created a Fixed-Frame 130″ LED Display in FHDQ130

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Optoma today at InfoComm officially unveiled its new FHDQ130 QUAD LED display to the U.S. market. It uses four native 1080p QUAD LED displays to create a 130″ (114.9″ x 65.3″) 4K resolution LOED that comes pre-calibrated. It also includes a 4-in-1 surface mount diode layout, with the LED diodes, allowing for a smoother screen […]

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Epson Debuts New BrightLink Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Projectors at InfoComm 2019

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Epson today introduced the BrightLink 1485Fi and the BrightLink 1480Fi ultra short-throw interactive laser displays — the ultimate productivity and collaboration tool for classrooms and meeting rooms. Leveraging a virtually maintenance-free laser light source, these ultra short-throw, 1080p Full HD2 laser displays offer new 16:6 widescreen display options for turning virtually any flat surface into an instant, […]

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SYNNEX Partners with AVIXA for Regional Learning Centers

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SYNNEX Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement with AVIXA to launch three regional learning centers across the U.S. including in Greenville, S.C.; Fremont, Calif.; and Downers Grove, Ill. According to Sandi Stambaugh, vice president, product management, SYNNEX Corporation, “We are pleased to invest in continuing education and certification offerings for our partners through this exciting […]

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Powersoft Debuts Mezzo Family of Amps at InfoComm 2019

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Powersoft unveiled its newest amplifier platform at InfoComm 2019 [Booth 6681, West Level 2] during a press conference today. Mezzo, a new line designed for the AV/IT market, consists of eight amplifier models, each offering different power and connectivity options. Mezzo, is aimed at corporate, hospitality and educational environments, is a what they are calling […]

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AtlasIED Intros IP-Based Pendant Speaker

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AtlasIED’s new IP-based PM8GD pendant speaker debuted at InfoComm 2019 in booth #5653. Designed for open ceiling environments, the IP-PM8GD IPX pendant speaker can be used anywhere within a building for consistent sound and audio broadcasting of network-based communications. Hailed as the audiovisual industry’s first IP- enabled pendant endpoint, the IP-PM8GD is engineered for such […]

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Radial Engineering Debuts Catapult Mini TRS Cat5 Audio Snake

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Radial Engineering just announced that the Catapult Mini TRS, the latest addition to the Catapult product line of modular Cat5 audio snakes, is now shipping. The Catapult Mini TRS provides the ability to drive four analog audio channels over a single shielded Cat5 cable and easily connect to audio interfaces and other devices with balanced […]

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Intel Unite Adds Cloud Option to Unite Collaboration Solution 

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Intel Corporation launched the Intel Unite Cloud Service today, which enables choice in deployment and management of Intel Unite solution for organizations of all sizes, from large enterprise to small businesses. Customers now have the ability to choose whether to host Intel Unite solution on premise or in the cloud to modernize their collaboration environment. Thus, Intel now offers the […]

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