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.

Airtame Announces Partnership with AirServer

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Airtame announced a partnership with AirServer that includes Airtame 2. Customers now have the option to activate AirServer and can mirror or cast their screen from any device to any screen via AirPlay, Google Cast and Miracast. This was previously a significant weakness of Airtime in commercial applications and makes them a contender with ScreenBeam now. The feature is […]

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Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone Relaunched After ClearOne Injunction

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Shure is relaunching an all-new design for the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone with Intellimix DSP, which the company will ship in December — and preorders are now open. You may recall that, in August of this year, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois granted ClearOne an injunction against Shure for the […]

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Kramer Electronics Appoints New CEO

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Kramer Electronics just appointed a new global CEO in Itzhak Bambagi. Bambagi was in executive roles at IBM and DEC/Compaq over the past 18 years and he actually led IBM’s IT transformational experience using cloud technologies and various digital workplace initiatives across EMEA. The appointment heralds an exciting time for both Bambagi and Kramer. “I […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases Two New IP Cameras

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Marshall Electronics introduced a new line of 8.5-megapixel IP cameras with a smooth 30x optical zoom and triple-stream H.265/H.264/MJPEG capabilities. The CV420-30X-IP model has native 3840x2160p resolution at 60fps through simultaneous HDMI and IP streams, while the CV355-30X-IP has 1920x1080p resolution at 60fps through 3G/HD-SDI (BNC), IP and HDMI.  Both models use the Sony 8.5 […]

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DTEN Announces Subscription-Based Service Model for Collaboration Products, Including Zoom Room Kit

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DTEN has launched a new business model for its collaboration products for both personal and room-based video conference solutions, which combines hardware, software and support into the new subscription-based service model. Called DTEN Orbit Service, it’s now available with new product lines DTEN ON and DTEN GO. There’s no down payment required and there are […]

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ClearOne Announces COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT Ceiling Tile

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ClearOne announced the release of the new COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT, a ceiling tile that includes the Huddle DSP mixer for small to medium-sized rooms. The system also comprises ClearOne’s BMA CTH Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile with built-in AEC. The COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT system also includes mic/line inputs with AEC, line outputs, four […]

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Horizontal Video Mirroring LinkLicense Upgrade Available for Extron SMP 111

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Extron announced the immediate availability of the Horizontal Video Mirroring LinkLicense Upgrade for Extron SMP 111 Streaming Media Processors. This optional upgrade adds functionality that enhances and streamlines the recording of video/audio presentations. Horizontal Video Mirroring flips video content horizontally, which supports lightboard or other applications that require a reversal of video images (due to […]

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Nortek Security & Control LLC Announces BlueBOLT Mobile

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Nortek Security & Control LLC, today announced that the new BlueBOLT Mobile, a mobile version of the company’s real-time, cloud-based power control and monitoring platform, is available for Apple and Android mobile devices. The new BlueBOLT 2.0 IP Power Management Platform pairs with Panamax and Furman power conditioners to minimize service calls with remote reboots […]

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Waves Audio Now Shipping Waves SuperRack

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Waves Audio is now shipping Waves SuperRack, the plugin processing software for live sound and broadcast engineers. The Waves SuperRack plugin rack lets users run up to 128 audio channels through multiple instances of Waves plugins with near-zero latency and offers endless customization options that make it easy for users to tailor the application to […]

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Beyerdynamic Ships Unite AP4 Access Point

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Beyerdynamic is now shipping Unite AP4 Access Point, a multifunctional device that can be used either as a four-channel transmitter or as a four-channel receiver for microphone operation with an individual return channel. The Beyerdynamic Unite AP4 expansion component via access point creates the ultimate solution for fixed installation applications. With the AP4, users can […]

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Sharp Ships Windows Collaboration Display With Microsoft Skype for Business

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) announced it’s shipping the world’s first Windows Collaboration Display (WCD) with Microsoft’s Skype for Business certification. The native 4K 70-inch is integrated with Microsoft Azure Digital Twins to monitor collaboration spaces. The Sharp Windows Collaboration Display is marketed as the world’s first large-format interactive display to achieve […]

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Tripleplay Has Added Social Media Integration

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Tripleplay social media integration has been announced for the company’s TripleSign Digital Signage solution. A feature that has been requested by a number of clients and was demonstrated at its User Group in September will be officially available with the Caveman 3 software release. The social media plugin will allow for the fetch and display […]

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Digital Signage Expo 2020 Registration Now Open

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DSE 2020 registration is now open. DSE will be held March 31 – April 3, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. DSE 2020 offers more than 100 educational opportunities, including 12 pre- and post-show events, 21 industry-specific peer networking luncheon round-tables, 32 general conference sessions, 52 free on-floor workshops and a program of study […]

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Bose Professional DesignMax Family Loudspeakers Now Shipping

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Bose Professional announced it is shipping the DesignMax family of loudspeakers. The speakers have begun shipping in Europe and will be available in the USA in November. DesignMax includes 10 loudspeakers and two subwoofers — there are ceiling- and surface-mounted options available in either black or white. Designers can tailor DesignMax to fit applications of […]

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Elo I-Series 2.0 for Windows Announced

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The Elo I-Series 2.0 for Windows, an enhanced version of Elo’s multi-purpose fixed-tablet form factor, was released this week. Built on Elo’s unified architecture, the new Elo I-Series 2.0 for Windows is designed with what they say is a higher level of security and enterprise infrastructure than most other collaboration boards. Available with either 15- […]

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TASCAM BD‑MP1 Blu-ray Player and RC-1800 Remote Control Introduced

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Tascam just launched the Tascam BD‑MP1 professional-grade Blu-ray player and a new remote control. The BD‑MP1 Blu-ray player includes HDCP support, power-on playback as well as protective user control options. The RC-W100 is a wall-mountable programmable remote controller that extends a sound reinforcement system where the Tascam MX-8A matrix mixer is at the center. Both […]

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Alertus Mass Notification System Added to Enplug Digital Signage Platform

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Enplug has announced integration of the Alertus Mass Notification System into its digital signage platform. The collaboration brings one of the most trusted solutions for critical infrastructure to the Enplug platform, making it possible for users to leverage their existing digital signage networks to quickly disseminate critical safety information in times of need. For more […]

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Elo 5553L 4K Interactive Display Announced

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Elo announced the launch of the Elo 5553L 4K touch screen, a 55-inch interactive display and the latest addition to its 4K line. With a new design built for 24/7/365 use, the Elo 5553L is designed for interactive applications, including digital signage, self-service, corporate collaboration, whiteboarding and huddle rooms. Both the 65-inch display introduced in […]

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QSC Now Shipping Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi

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The QSC Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi networked audio interface is now shipping. QSC has also released a supporting update to uniFY Control Panel software. This newest model in the Synapse series of 1U rack-mount network audio interfaces provides 32 mic/line analog inputs with microphone preamps and Dante/AES67 connectivity, including up to 24-bit, 96 kHz analog-to-Dante […]

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SnapAV Launches Pakedge RT-3100 Gigabit Router

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SnapAV just launched the Pakedge RT-3100 Gigabit Router designed for 1G WAN-to-LAN throughput, with customizable firewall settings and built-in BakPak remote monitoring for connected devices. The RT-3100 Router brings quick setup, pressure-tested reliability and performance for the custom install channel including residential, light commercial and builder communities. The RT-3100 is engineered to deliver up to […]

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TrueConf Announces TrueConf Group Videoconferencing Solution

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TrueConf announced this week a new offering called TrueConf Group, a videoconferencing endpoint with built-in MCU that boasts high-quality video and audio clarity. TrueConf Group will be available for shipping globally sometime this fall in multiple configurations as ready-to-use kits for meeting rooms. TrueConf Group includes: 1080p60 video and content and enables users to share […]

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Nureva Microphone Mist Patents Announced

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Nureva announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued three new patents for the Nureva Microphone Mist technology platform. Patents numbered 10,063,987 and 10,397,726 describe the ability to focus sound signals in a shared 3D space and patent 10,387,108 describes the use of sound source positional information to derive automatic gain control output […]

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MXL AC-44 Audio Tracking System for Zoom Rooms Released

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MXL Microphones is coming out with the MXL AC-44 Audio Tracking System, which will integrate with most Zoom-certified cameras. The bundle consists of a three-microphone array utilizing MXL’s new AC-44 miniature USB microphone, which boasts an extra-small footprint, (measuring only 2.5” x 3”), while delivering exceptional sound clarity in a wide pickup arc. The three […]

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LundHalsey, Middle Atlantic Partner to Bring Ergonomic Work Stations to U.S.

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Earlier this year, LundHalsey announced a partnership with Middle Atlantic Products to make LundHalsey’s products available in the U.S. for first time. Ergonomically designed, the Kontrol Command, Kontrol Air, and E-Type II all feature a modular steel bay system architecture and a .5-inch-thick compact laminate work surface with what LundHalsey says is unmatched durability, manufacturability […]

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Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching Adds Jabra PanaCast Compatibility

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Jabra announced today that Zoom Video Communications, Inc. selected the Jabra PanaCast as the video solution for its new telepresence capability, Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching. Announced this week at Zoomtopia, Zoom’s user conference, the Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching is an added feature to Zoom Rooms. (Zoom Rooms equips every sized conference room with all of […]

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Poly Studio X Series Video Bar Announced at Zoomtopia 2019

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Yesterday at Zoomtopia, Poly announced two new purpose-built, all-in-one video bars, the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50. The Poly Studio X Series does not require an external PC or Mac to drive the Zoom Rooms experience and features new Poly MeetingAI capabilities for audio and video experiences built on machine learning and artificial […]

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Zoom Partner Program Expanded, Integrator Certification Added

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Zoom announced they’ve changed its hardware and integrator partner programs and not only added a recertification program but also added tiers to it, too. Established in 2018 to help customers implement hardware and streamline the deployment of Zoom Rooms and other Zoom products, the Zoom partner program provides an ecosystem approach of Zoom solutions. The […]

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Extron Introduces the XTP II CP 4i HD DMA 4K PLUS XTP Input Board

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Extron has introduced the XTP II CP 4i HD DMA 4K PLUS, an XTP input board that provides four HDMI inputs with multi-channel audio downmixing and stereo audio connectivity. It is HDCP 2.2-compliant and accommodates data rates up to 18 Gbps for support of video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 color sampling. Multichannel audio […]

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TruAudio Custom-Length Sound Bars Ship

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TruAudio custom-length sound bars are now shipping. With a depth of only 2.4″ and available in a two-channel configuration, one option includes four 4.5” polypropylene woofers and two 1” silk dome tweeters, while a second option includes four 4.5” carbon fiber woofers and two 1” titanium tweeters. The TruAudio custom-length sound bars can be ordered […]

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LG Launches UT770H Nanocell Smart TVs for Hospitality

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LG Business Solutions USA has launched the first 4K Ultra TVs designed specifically for the hospitality market with NanoCell display technology. LG’s UT770H series of Pro:Centric smart hospitality TVs brings LG’s LCD TV display technology from the consumer market into the hotel room for the first time. These new hotel TVs leverage the power of […]

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