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.

Extron Ships New Ultra-Wide TLP Pro Touch Panel

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Extron is shipping its ultra-wide touchpanel, the TLP Pro 1230WTG. Featuring a 12” 1920×720 resolution touchscreen, the ultra-wide format enhances user experiences since it allows multiple tasks to be seen and managed at the same time. The TLP Pro 1230WTG provides screen space to simultaneously display full AV system controls, video preview and annotation controls. […]

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CTOUCH For Teams Go Supports Multiple UCC Apps and Tools on One Touch Screen

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CTOUCH just debuted CTOUCH For Teams Go, a platform that enables companies to support the use of multiple UCC applications and tools on a single touch screen. With the CTOUCH For Teams Go solution, you can launch Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Pexip or Google Meet directly from the CTOUCH touch screen’s whiteboarding interface. For teams using […]

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Pan Acoustics Releases P SW-112 Compact Subwoofer

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Pan Acoustics just added the P SW-112 compact subwoofer to its lineup. The 12” HQ woofer chassis made of birch plywood can drive up to 3600 watts (peak) power and 131 dB (peak) output levels. Ergonomic handles as well as a M20 pole mount for attaching a distance rod makes the design for both installs and rentals. The subwoofer is […]

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Barco Intros Next Generation of OverView LCD View Wall Displays

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Barco just announced the next generation of its OverView range LCD video walls. The new OverView LVD-5521C and OverView KVD-5521C evolve the existing Overview LCD range and can now be remotely monitored and controlled and support 4K streaming content. These new features make this series even more suitable for a wider range of applications, including control rooms, broadcast studios, corporate lobbies, experience centers and […]

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Barco Intros Secure, Cloud-Based Collaboration Solution for Surgery Called NexxisLive

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Barco just launched NexxisLive, a collaboration solution for surgery. NexxisLive is a secure cloud-based software platform that makes it possible to involve the right people for any type of surgical intervention, wherever they are. As in many other professions, remote collaboration provides surgeons with a quick and flexible solution to offer or consult medical and technical knowledge, without losing time […]

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Hunter Douglas Adds New Sustainable Fabric Options to PowerView Automation Line of Shades

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Hunter Douglas PowerView Automation line has a new set of sustainable fabric options. The new fabric is produced from recovered shoreline plastics and is Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze, a globally recognized measure of safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. Hunter Douglas apparently works with Bionic, a mission driven material engineering company that has established coastal […]

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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) Debuts Omega-16 Multi-Zone UHF/VHF Distribution System

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Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) has announced the debut of the Omega-16 multi-zone receiver and antenna distribution system. The Omega-16 has four sets of diversity antenna inputs (eight total) and 16 sets of diversity outputs (32 total). Available in both UHF and VHF, the RF bandpass filtering for the UHF unit is at 470-616 MHz, while […]

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Frost & Sullivan’s Global Video Conferencing Report: Global UCC Devices to Be Up 6x by 2025, With Revenues of $7.8 Billion

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As businesses and educational institutions prepare for the return to work, meeting rooms and classrooms will see heavy technology investments to support hybrid work and learning. Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, State of the Global Video Conferencing Devices Market, Forecast to 2025, finds that by 2025, the number of video conferencing devices, including room-based endpoints, […]

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Dynacord Intros MXE5 24 x 24 Matrix for IP-Based Peripherals With Dante and AES70-Compliant Control

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Dynacord’s MXE5 is a 24×24 matrix/communications hub for IP-based peripherals integrated with Dante and AES70-compliant control aimed at fixed installations in stadiums, sports venues, convention, conference and event centers, churches and larger educational facilities. Dynacord just improved the MXE5’s DSP configuration by adding the SONICUE sound system software for control. In addition, MXE5 now features […]

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Sony Intros XVS-G1 Entry-Level Live Production Switcher with 4K

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The newest addition to Sony’s switcher family, the XVS-G1, is an entry-level compact live production switcher that includes a new video processing engine, 4K and 1080p support with a modern design. Optimized for live production needs including news, entertainment, sports as well as houses of worship, corporations and educational institutions, the XVS-G1 system is intended […]

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ClearOne Adds Voice Life to BMA 360 Ceiling-Tile Mic Array

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ClearOne has added Voice Lift technology to its BMA 360 ceiling-tile microphone array. ClearOne’s says the mic is integrated with technologies like FiBeam and DsBeam to allow greater Voice Lift gains to be realized than have been previously possible. The combination of ClearOne’s beamforming plus feedback cancellation technologies provide up to a 20 dB boost in gain before feedback compared to […]

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ANC to Become Exclusive North American Distributor, Integrator and Servicer for digiLED

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ANC and digiLED today announced the formation of a strategic partnership that makes ANC the exclusive North American distributor, integrator and service partner for digiLED’s LED products, including the company’s custom flexible LED, ultra-thin line of products and other experiential LED solutions. The partnership will combine the robust manufacturing capabilities of digiLED with ANC’s nation-wide service arm […]

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Neutrik Announces New Range of Product Solutions Aimed at Esports

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Neutrik USA has announced the availability of product solutions aimed specifically at the esports market. Neutrik’s connectors and related products span the entire gamut of connectivity types, including analog, digital, low-voltage, power only, data, fiber, fiber plus copper, as well as Dante interfaces and PoE solutions. The result is a range of offerings that includes […]

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Extron’s New ENERGY STAR Qualified Subwoofer Amplifier Now Available

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Extron announced the availability of the NetPA U 8001 SUB. This ENERGY STAR qualified subwoofer amplifier delivers 800 watts in a plenum-rated enclosure that mounts directly to the SF 10C SUB in‑ceiling subwoofer. Dante Domain Manager and AES67 support ensure wide compatibility with enterprise configurations and other network audio devices. With its integrated DSP for […]

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Electro-Voice Releases New Color Option for RE20 Broadcast Microphone

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Electro-Voice announced the introduction of the RE20-BLACK — a new color option for the classic RE20 broadcast microphone, sporting an elegant, low-reflection dark charcoal finish. The RE20 has continued to be a firm favorite of broadcasters, musicians and sound engineers around the world since its introduction more than 50 years ago. The RE20-BLACK offers customers […]

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Delta Controls Wins 2020 Global Building Automation Systems Company of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan

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Delta announced Delta Controls, Inc., a Delta Group company and provider of cutting-edge building automation systems, has won Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 Global Building Automation Systems Company of the Year Award. The honor by the market research firm recognizes Delta Controls’ ability to provide value to worldwide customers with its technologies that offer a full […]

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Extron Intros New One-Gang Decorator-Style Transmitter

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Extron introduced new DTP2 T 201 D Monday. It’s a one-gang decorator-style transmitter for sending HDMI signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CatX cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) color sampling and complies with HDCP 2.3. The one-gang wall-mountable form factor of the […]

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Sharp Adds IoT Dashboard, Synappx, for Its Windows Collaboration Display Users

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) launched Synappx WorkSpaces. Synappx WorkSpaces enhances the functionality of the Windows collaboration display (WCD) from Sharp by leveraging the device’s data collection modules into a dashboard to provide organizations with the data and analytics needed to make informed decisions about their WCD technology and workspace productivity investments. […]

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JVC Expands Livestreaming Features for GY-HM250 4K Camcorders

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JVC Professional Video expands its livestreaming features for its GY-HM250 Series 4K camcorders. As the first camera manufacturer to provide streaming directly from the camera, JVC’s 250 Series 4KCAMs will now include SNS video streaming with vertical and square guidelines on the viewfinder to ensure an ideal image capture on a variety of platforms and […]

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New Atlona Matrix Switcher Includes HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C Inputs and HDBaseT, HDMI Outputs

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Atlona has begun shipping the AT-OME-MS52W 5×2 matrix switcher. The OME-MS52W features HDMI, DisplayPort and USB-C inputs alongside mirrored or matrixed HDBaseT and HDMI outputs with selectable switching modes. All wired AV inputs and the local HDMI output support High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats and 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) video at HDMI data rates up to 18 […]

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Sony Electronics Releases Two New Compact WUXGA Laser Projectors

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Sony Electronics’ newest WUXGA laser projectors, the VPL-PHZ60(6,000lm) and VPL-PHZ50 (5,000lm) are both compact models — less than four inches high and approximately 15 pounds — designed for corporate, education and entertainment applications. Sony says the VPL-PHZ60 is the industry’s smallest WUXGA 3LCD laser projector in its lumen class and it includes lens shift. Both […]

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QSC Announces Availability of the Attero Tech by QSC

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QSC announced the availability of new Attero Tech by QSC, including additions to the Axon family of network audio interfaces and Axiom family of analog audio I/O extenders, as well as a new purpose-built network amplifier. Axon Series Network Audio Interfaces: The Axon D2i is a single-gang Dante/AES67 network audio I/O wallplate, allowing for integration of […]

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Sanus Now Shipping New In-Wall Cable Management Kit

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Sanus announced that its new In-Wall Cable Management Kit and In-Wall Cable Management Kit for Mounted TV & Soundbar are now shipping. The solutions allow installers to neatly conceal power and AV cables inside the wall for a clean and professional look and include everything needed for a 30-minute installation without requiring hardwiring or an electrician. […]

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Peavey Electronics Intros Aureus Digital Mixer

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The new Aureus digital mixer from Peavey Electronics includes a 10’’ multitouch display and access to almost any control and users can get up and running within minutes by simply touching the feature they want. Aureus packages presets for channels, EQ, gate, compressor, scenes and shows and provides the ability to save and store presets, […]

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Symetrix Expands In Control Solution — Adds Lua Scripting to Composer 8.0

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Symetrix has expanded its control solution, Symetrix In Control. After releasing the T-5 Glass Touchscreen remote and the W Series IP remotes this year, the addition of Lua Scripting in Symetrix Composer 8.0 software completes the Symetrix In Control Solution. Everything needed to get started is available on the Symetrix website for instant access to […]

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BETT 2021 Canceled

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BETT 2021 is the latest in-person trade show to be canceled — but is preparing virtual content in the show’s absence. The organization released the following statement: “After exhaustive conversations with our customers and visitors, as a consequence of changing government restrictions following the significant escalation of Covid-19 cases in the UK, we have reached […]

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SDVoE to Debut Live ProAV Edutainment Program

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced the Dec. 1 debut of “SDVoE LIVE! Tuesday Talk with AV Pros”, a new edutainment program featuring ProAV news commentary, training on a variety of important ProAV concepts, illuminating case studies, panel discussions and more. The 30-minute shows are scheduled for every other Tuesday and will be hosted by SDVoE […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases 18G 4K HDR Presentation Switcher/Scaler

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Kramer Electronics’ VP-440X is an 18G 4K HDR presentation switcher/scaler with four HDMI inputs and one VGA input. The VP-440X scales video, embeds the audio and outputs the signal to two ports — one HDMI and one HDBaseT — together with an analog stereo audio output. Via HDBaseT, it extends video signals to up to […]

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Atomos Unveils New HDR Monitor Recorders

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Atomos just unveiled the NEON 17” and NEON 24” HDR monitor-recorders. The NEON series will start shipping in two sizes, the 17” and the 24” addressing the increased need for accurate monitoring in both production and post. Accessibility and consistency across the monitoring allows all key image stakeholders to have the shot and maintain the […]

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Two New Loudspeakers Join Pioneer Professional Family

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Two new loudspeakers are joining the Pioneer Professional Audio XY Series: the XY-1 and XY-2E. The XY-1 and XY-2E represent the LF and MHF sections, respectively — Pioneer says that using individual enclosures enables installers, rental houses and touring companies to easily build ground stacked point-source arrays and deploy systems in venues with low ceilings […]

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7thSense Releases Medialon Marquee Software Application for GUIs

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7thSense has released Medialon Marquee — a software application that enables users to create dynamic graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for installations that use Medialon Manager and Showmaster show control solutions. Built using the Unity game engine, Marquee includes a library of modern user interface elements and is designed for users to quickly and intuitively build […]

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