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.

Peerless-AV Adds Eight Models to SEAMLESS Kitted Series dvLED Video Wall Mounts

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Peerless-AV has announced eight new dedicated flat-to-wall models to its SEAMLESS Kitted Series of dvLED Video Wall Mounts. The new SEAMLESS Kitted Series Mounting Systems are designed exclusively for leading direct view LED display manufacturers, offering slim, space-saving designs for multiple configurations. With integrated cable management, easy-hang hardware and a lightweight aluminum frame, integrators can […]

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Datapath Partners With Genetec for Video Wall Control and Cloud Monitoring Upgrade

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Datapath has partnered with Genetec to offer a major upgrade both video wall control and cloud monitoring. Genetec focuses in security software and cloud-based services and its flagship offering is its Security Center, is a unified IP-video surveillance, access control and ALPR system. To provide customers with a comprehensive solution, Datapath has fully integrated its […]

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Planar Offers HB Series Huddle Board

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Planar is now offering the Planar HB Series Huddle Board, a line of large-format LCD displays optimized for quick and efficient collaboration. Planar HB Series Huddle Board features a highly responsive touch performance to recognize up to 20 simultaneous touch points from multiple users and an included stylus to accurately capture even the smallest of […]

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DPAA Adds Five Speakers to Video Everywhere Summit Lineup

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DPAA, the global trade marketing association connecting out-of-home media with the advertising community while moving OOH to digital, has added five speakers to its lineup for the annual global Video Everywhere Summit, which will be held as a livestream production over three days from Oct. 13-15, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT each day. This time frame […]

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HuddleCamHD Releases Two New Electronic PTZ Webcams

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HuddleCamHD announces two new electronic PTZ webcams: The HuddleCamHD Pro (USB 3.0), certified by Zoom Video Communications, and the Pro IP (4K NDI). These 4K webcams, included with an IR remote to control PTZ functions, also have a dual-microphone array and can clamp to a monitor or attach to a tripod. Built into the HuddleCamHD […]

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Parasound Adds New Power Amplifiers to ZoneMaster Line

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Parasound has added a pair of two-channel and four-channel power amplifiers to its ZoneMaster line for professional audio systems installers. The Parasound ZoneMaster ZM 2 and ZM 4 are each channel rated at 150 watts into the typical 4-ohm and 2-ohm loads of architectural speakers, and 120 watts for 8-ohm hi-fi speakers. The Parasound ZoneMaster […]

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Barco and 3D perception Partner for Jet Simulator

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Barco and 3D perception, a designer of turn-key seamless visual display systems, have expanded their partnership with the adoption of Barco’s newest simulation projector for their latest multi-system contract for military jet trainers. “3D perception is recognized throughout our global industry for precision-driven and highly reliable, high-performance display systems,” says Knut Krogstad, CEO of 3D perception. “To […]

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Barix Intros Annuncicom PS Touch Universal Desktop Master Station

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Barix has unveiled the new Annuncicom PS Touch, the company’s newest universal desktop master station for IP intercom, paging and VoIP applications. The successor to the Annuncicom PS16, the Annuncicom PS Touch is for use in new IP-based communications systems or as a drop-in replacement for the PS16 in existing installations of Barix’s Simple Paging […]

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Almo Announces ProAV Fall E4 Evolution Dates — 3-Day Program Filled with AVIXA CTS RUs

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Almo Professional A/V announced dates and advancements to the fall 2020 E4 Evolution (E4v), its highly successful virtual program that provides exclusive online education related to the design and specification of AV systems. Part of the award-winning E4 Experience, E4v features fully curated, live and interactive AVIXA-certified sessions led by all-star educators on relevant topics […]

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Control4 Provides Smart Home System to ESPACIO THE JEWEL OF WAIKIKI

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When the owners of ESPACIO THE JEWEL OF WAIKIKI in Oahu, Hawaii, decided to transform its 73-room hotel building into nine full-floor ultra-luxury suites with private elevators, it knew the target market of celebrities and other high-end clientele would expect an “above and beyond” experience from the moment they arrive. The usual top-shelf amenities all […]

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NEC Announces New UNIVERGE BLUE EXTEND Integrations Platform

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NEC Corporation of America (NEC) announced the availability of the new UNIVERGE BLUE EXTEND integrations platform for NEC’s UNIVERGE BLUE CLOUD SERVICES. NEC’s UNIVERGE BLUE EXTEND provides customers with the ability to combine voice, chat, video conferencing and contact center functionalities provided by UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT and UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE with everyday business applications from […]

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Select Models of Extron’s FOX3 Series Fiber Optic Extenders, Matrix Switchers Now Available

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Extron has announced the availability of select models of the FOX3 Series, the latest family of fiber optic extenders and matrix switchers for end-to-end distribution of 4K video, audio, control, USB and 3D sync. This enterprise fiber platform supports HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps and is HDCP 2.3 compliant for the secure […]

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Trinnov Audio Releases Software Upgrade for Altitude32, Altitude16

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Trinnov Audio just announced the release of software version 4.2.16, an upgrade for the Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors that incorporates an object viewer for Dolby Atmos. Now Altitude owners will be able to use the processor’s user interface to see a graphic three-dimensional representation of the location of each sound object, all in real-time. The […]

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Roland Releases Update for FANTOM 6, 7 and 8 Synthesizers

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Roland has announced the Version 2.0 update for owners of the FANTOM 6, 7, and 8 synthesizers. Leveraging the expandable power of the ZEN-Core Synthesis System at the heart of the FANTOM series, this free, user-installable update delivers major enhancements to the sampling, sequencing, effects and routing capabilities, while also providing new customization options for […]

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Extron Announces New DTP2 Switchers, Receivers

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Extron announced the availability of the DTP2 R 212 and the DTP2 R 212 SA, two next generation DTP2 switcher/receivers with all-new performance and capabilities. Both models feature DTP2 inputs designed to work with Extron DTP-enabled products for extending HDMI, audio and control signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. […]

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CEDIA Announces Finalists for 2020 Best New Products Awards

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The finalists for the 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards program in the Americas region have been announced. The honors feature hardware and software products from top CEDIA member manufacturing companies and trade suppliers. “The technology showcased by this year’s Best New Products finalists is out of this world,” said CEDIA Senior Vice President of […]

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VuWall Achieves ISO 9001:2015 for QMS Governing Its Products

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VuWall announced Wednesday that the company has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 for the quality management system (QMS) governing the manufacturing, production, operations and support of its products. The result of six months of extensive internal development and external validation by TÜV SÜD, who has been certifying and auditing their customers for 150 […]

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Waves Audio Now Shipping DSPRO StageGrid 1000 Stage Box

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Waves Audio is now shipping the DSPRO StageGrid 1000, a Waves SoundGrid-compatible stage box. DSPRO is a developer and manufacturer of high-performance products for the professional audio market, including PA, Broadcast, Mobile units and Installation. The DSPRO StageGrid 1000 is a compact I/O device for Waves’ eMotion LV1 live mixing systems, with eight mic/line ins, […]

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AmpliVox Sound Systems Upgrades Titan Wireless Portable PA System

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has upgraded its Titan Wireless Portable PA System, SW800-96, from a 16-channel to a 96-channel wireless receiver that reduces channel interference and improves communication clarity, along with an upgraded three-year warranty. The Titan has a full range of features and capabilities: 100-watt amplifier, built-in 8” bass speaker and 4” tweeter, for reaching […]

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CEDIA Establishes CEDIASTRONG Scholarship for Up-And-Coming Talent

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CEDIA announced the establishment of the CEDIASTRONG Scholarship Fund Tuesday. CEDIA will begin accepting donations with the intent to award education grants in 2021 to up-and-coming home technology talent: high school graduates, community college and vocational school students, as well as displaced techs who are keen to build their skills and careers in the smart and […]

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D.W. Fearn Updates VT Series of Microphone Preamps, Equalizers, Compressors

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D.W. Fearn just announced several updates to its VT Series of tube microphone preamplifiers, equalizers and compressors. The updated VT-2 now features an integrated, switchable 43-decibel pad, enabling it to be patched into the Master Buss during mixdown and mastering to provide D.W. Fearn’s sonic signature to the final mix or mastering process. This replaces […]

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Irisity to Launch New Algorithm For Increased Security in Public Places

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Irisity AB (publ) is launching the deep-learning algorithm IRIS Violent Behavior for increased safety in public places. Real-time detection of potentially harmful behavior in public and private areas is a sought-after but challenging task for surveillance systems and security providers. So far, this detection has mostly been done manually at high cost and low precision. […]

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Jetbuilt Unveils Manager Approval Feature in Enterprise Platform

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Jetbuilt just unveiled Manager Approval; the latest feature in its Enterprise platform designed for large consultants, facilities and integrators. Manager Approval, available as an optional feature for Jetbuilt Enterprise users, requires managers to formally approve a proposal before the salesperson can submit it to a prospective client. Manager Approval enables salespeople to design and edit […]

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Access Networks Expands Wi-Fi 6 WAP Line

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Access Networks has expanded its Wi-Fi 6 WAP line to include three different models as well as a newly implemented cloud-based configuration of Core systems, live chat for both tech support and sales-related questions, and online design and ordering, helps integrators streamline their design and deployment of residential networks. Comprising the portfolio is the A550, […]

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Eyefactive Develops Cloud Features for Touch Screen App Platform

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Eyefactive’s app platform for large touch screen systems will receive an update beginning Oct. 1, 2020. Fundamental innovations constitute the introduction of online functions for the central cloud management of systems, apps and projects. The conversion of the former software licensing model to “Software as a Service” (SaaS) is also a direct result of these […]

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Cradlepoint Releases Findings From State of Wireless WAN Report

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Cradlepoint, a company in the cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solution business, released findings from its annual State of Wireless WAN Report, compiled by IDG. According to Cradlepoint, the results confirm that the era of Wireless WAN has firmly arrived and is the critical infrastructure in driving innovation, including playing a role in […]

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CEDIA Opens Board Elections with 5 New Candidates

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The ballot featuring five elected director candidates for the 2021-2022 CEDIA Board of Directors is open. CEDIA is encouraging all global member companies to cast their vote for four open elected director positions. The CEDIA Board of Directors governs the association’s activities, and is dedicated to furthering the CEDIA mission of building prosperity for its […]

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Kramer Launches New Multi-Input Transmitter and Receiver for Switching and Scaling up to 4K@60Hz

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Kramer launched the KIT-400, a multi-input transmitter and receiver that provides switching and scaling up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4). Kramer’s KIT-400 includes the ability to store predefined room setups, letting busy teams start meetings instantly, without wasting time, and easily facilitate connections to wireless host devices, such as the Kramer VIA GO2. KIT-400 simplifies meeting room […]

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Barco Launches NexxisCare Software System to Manage ORs Remotely

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Barco launched NexxisCare, a software system that offers the capability to continuously manage ORs in multiple facilities remotely, anticipate issues and improve efficiency in surgical environments, whatever their size. In line with the trend toward big data use in clinical environments, NexxisCare is a flexible, cloud-based software system that enables connecting and managing multiple ORs […]

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Martin Audio Releases iOS App for Its Blackline X Powered Series

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Martin Audio has announced the availability of its first-ever iOS app, XP Connect, for control and streaming for its self-powered portable series, BlacklineX Powered. When BlacklineX Powered launched, users could access the built-in three-channel mixer and onboard Bluetooth streaming by utilizing the rotary panel controls on the back of the loudspeakers. Now all of that […]

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Rotel Unveils Home Theater Receivers With Dirac Room Correction Technology

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The RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII are new Rotel home theater receivers integrated with Dirac room correction technology. The RSP-1576MKII (available September 2020): $3,499 USD) is designed as a multichannel preamplifier, leveraging the audio performance of its Balanced Design Concept built on a toroidal transformer, with low distortion. The Rotel RAP-1580MKII (available October 2020): $4,999 USD uses […]

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Extron and NEC Display Solutions Announce New Collaboration

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Extron and NEC Display Solutions announced a strategic collaboration to guarantee consistent, stable presentation of source content when using select NEC professional displays with the Quantum Ultra 4K Videowall Processor. Displays that pass a testing program are identified as Quantum Ultra Certified. The first NEC products to earn Quantum Ultra Certification encompass the MultiSync UNxx2xx […]

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