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 Releases FOX3 Series of Fiber Optic Extenders, Matrix Switchers

fox3family-extron.jpg

Extron has announced the FOX3 Series 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. It is HDCP 2.2 compliant for the secure transmission of uncompressed 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) video over two […]

Read more

Sennheiser to Launch “Link Density Mode” for Its Digital 6000 Wireless Microphone Series

sennheiser-link-density-mode.jpeg

In the face of an ever-shrinking UHF spectrum available for the program-making and special events (PMSE) sector, Sennheiser is launching a “link density mode” for its Digital 6000 wireless microphone series. “Virtually everywhere the world over, production companies, theaters and touring artists and their engineers have lost more UHF spectrum than can be compensated for,” […]

Read more

Mackie Enters Microphone Market, Intros EleMent Series

mackie-mics.jpg

Mackie has now entered into the microphone market introducing their new EleMent Series microphones. The EleMent Series consists of three models: the EM-89D live vocal dynamic, EM-91C large-diaphragm condenser and EM-USB USB condenser microphones. The EM-89D dynamic microphone features a cardioid polar pattern and is primarily designed for stage use but also works for a […]

Read more

Camplex Ships TAC-N-GO Tactical Signal Extender

tac-n-go.jpg

Camplex is shipping seven new versions of its popular TAC-N-GO tactical signal extender systems. Camplex TAC-N-GO systems convert and extend 4K HD/3G/6G/12G-SDI, HDMI, 100BaseT Ethernet or audio signals over tactical fiber optic cable, depending on the model. Each system is comprised of a field-deployable fiber optic converter system that is connected to a cable reel […]

Read more

Christie Intros Crimson Series of 3DLP Laser Projectors

crimson25-christie.jpg

The new Christie Crimson Series of 3DLP laser projectors are specified to deliver 31,500 ISO lumens for the same price as the Crimson 25 models with the same 60Hz processing and Christie BoldColor Technology in a compact, rugged package for rental, staging and fixed installation customers. These projectors offer the same Christie TruLife electronics and […]

Read more

Barco Improves UniSee Line, Releases UniSee 500

unisee500.jpg

Barco just expanded and improved the UniSee line of LCD video wall displays. You may recall that UniSee claims the world’s smallest optical seam, and almost eliminating the “black raster” that traditionally borders the content shown on LCD video walls. Now that the platform has been completely redesigned, Barco says the new UniSee has improved […]

Read more

Viking Electronics’ PB-3-IP Offers VoIP Emergency Phone Panic Button

viking-pb3.jpg

Discreetly place emergency calls at the touch of a button with the PB-3-IP Panic Button from Viking Electronics. Designed for VoIP SIP systems, this PoE panic button can be programmed using Viking’s IP Programming software and receives automatic firmware updates. The PB-3-IP includes an onboard relay for activating security cameras, emergency lighting or any other […]

Read more

TrueConf Reveals ISE 2020 Plans

Trueconf-ise2020.jpg

TrueConf will debut new video collaboration solutions at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam next month, Feb. 11-14, on stand 13-D150 (the education technology hall). The highlight of the show, TrueConf Group, is a videoconferencing endpoint based on open standards. TrueConf Group is designed for the ultimate video collaboration experience and comes with a built-in MCU that […]

Read more

MSE Audio Ships SoundTube STNet Pendant Speakers

mse-ise2020.jpg

MSE Audio just announced that its STNet IP-enabled pendant speakers are now shipping. The IPD-RS62-EZ and IPD-RS82-EZ use SoundTube’s BroadBeam Ring dispersion technology for messaging and music over a wide area, even off-axis from the speakers. The IPD-HP82-EZ uses a BroadBeam HP compression driver with waveguide for use in rooms with extra high ceilings. Applications […]

Read more

Mackie Intros CR Series Multimedia Monitors

mackiemonitors.jpg

Mackie is expanding its CR Series Multimedia Monitors, adding new models and a subwoofer to the line of compact nearfields. New to the CR Series is the CR3-X 3-inch, CR4-X 4-inch, and CR5-X 5-inch, as well as the Bluetooth-enabled CR3-XBT 3-inch, CR4-XBT 4-inch, CR5-XBT 5-inch, and CR8-XBT 8-inch models and finally, the CR8S-XBT Bluetooth-enabled Subwoofer. […]

Read more

DPA Microphones Adds Color Options to 6000 Series of Subminiature Mics to Better Match Skin Tones

dpa-6000-series-mics-2020.png

DPA Microphones is unveiling new color options for its 6000 series of Subminiature Microphones so that they can be more closely matched to the wearer’s skin tone and clothing. At ISE 2020 (Amptec Booth 7-V245), DPA will show its 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, in brown, black and beige, and its 6060 and 6061 Lavalier Microphones, […]

Read more

Mvix Launches Subscription-Free Software for BrightSign Media Players

mvix-brightsign-2020.png

Mvix has launched a subscription-free software package for BrightSign digital signage players including features such as native 4K content playback, built-in content apps and data integrations, smart playlists, multi-zone screen layouts. Other features include: Remote content management 4K video playback Multi-zone screen layouts Content scheduling and dayparting Live data integration via CSV, XML, JSON and […]

Read more

Countryman Associates Intros Phantom Power Supply That Transmits DC Power Through Mic Cables

Countryman-Phantom-Power-Supply.jpg

Countryman Associates has just introduced the portable Phantom Power Supply that can transmit DC electric power through microphone cables, making it a useful audio tool in both live and studio recording settings. The Countryman Phantom Power Supply offers flexible power options and selectable voltage settings and it can operate on one 9V battery, two 9V […]

Read more

Avonic to Debut CM22 Fixed Camera, CM90 4K Camera at ISE 2020

CM22.jpg

Avonic will be at ISE next month in Amsterdam, where a number of kiosks will feature demonstrations of how the company’s advanced, flexible, low latency solutions can benefit users in education and conferencing, as well as the ease of interoperability of its products within the collaboration/communications ecosystem. Visitors can also see a demonstration of live […]

Read more

Magewell to Feature Global Debuts of Capture, Convert, Streaming Encoders at ISE 2020

magewell-SDI4K.jpg

Magewell will feature the global debuts of three new products at ISE: Capture — Making its debut at ISE 2020, this ultra-compact, power-efficient Eco Capture SDI 4K Plus M.2 card captures 4K video at 60 frames per second over a single-link, 12G-SDI interface for use with popular AV software applications. The low-latency card measures 22×80 mm and […]

Read more

Barix Launches IP Former to Replace Traditional 70/100-Volt Transformers

Barix-SonicIP.jpg

At ISE, Barix is launching IP Former, the company’s newest product platform for adding IP networking capabilities to new or existing loudspeaker designs. Replacing the 70/100-volt transformer traditionally used with analog loudspeakers, the PoE-powered IP Former provides an IP network interface, audio stream decoder and amplifier front-end for any 2- to 8-ohm speaker. IP Former […]

Read more

Martin Audio Launches X218 Subwoofer

Martin-Audio-X218.jpg

Martin Audio just launched the X218 subwoofer as part of the company’s BlacklineX series of speakers. BlacklineX is aimed at live events, corporate installs and houses of worship. The original line-up comprised just a 15″ and single 18″ subwoofer, while the new X218 is a dual-driver, high-performance subwoofer with an operating range of 42Hz-200Hz + […]

Read more

Stealth Acoustics to Launch EMEA Version of Stingray Outdoor Speaker at ISE 2020

StingRay-Speaker.jpg

At ISE in Amsterdam, Stealth Acoustics is debuting its new 8” 3-way StingRay outdoor speaker — the StingRay 83 — to the European market. Alongside this launch product will be a selection of invisible speakers and subwoofers from the LRG and LRX product lines on stand 5-R96. The StingRay 83 is a 300-watt speaker that […]

Read more

JBL Pro Announces IRX Series of Powered Loudspeakers

81728594_449312345953394_2051846893960429568_n.jpg

The entry-level IRX Series of powered loudspeakers from JBL Pro are available in two sizes — an 8-inch IRX108BT and the 12-inch IRX112B. Features include four EQ presets to one-touch ducking to automatic feedback suppression. Built-in Bluetooth audio streaming and two combo inputs, as well as an XLR loop-out for additional speakers, are included for […]

Read more

Mackie Redesigns ProFXv3 Professional Effects Mixers with USB

mackie-ise2020.jpg

Mackie has announced a complete redesign of its analog mixer series, ProFXv3 Professional Effects Mixers with USB. It now includes Mackie’s Onyx mic preamps, GigFX Effects Engine, 2×4 24-bit / 192kHz USB recording and a new look. ProFXv3 Series mixers start with Mackie’s flagship Onyx mic preamps that offer noise and distortion performance to ensure […]

Read more

EnGenius Technologies Announces High-Capacity Wi-Fi 6 Outdoor Access Point

newproduct1.jpg

EnGenius Technologies today announced a high-capacity Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) outdoor access point, perfect for digital signage applications, the EWS850AP. The new weatherproof access point takes advantage of the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology. The EWS850AP is in an IP67-rated dust and water-resistant enclosure and capable of withstanding harsh weather environments, including prolonged exposure to sunlight, extreme […]

Read more

QMotion Brand Adds 79 New Decorative Shade Fabric Styles

qmotion-fabrics-ise.jpg

Legrand’s Building Control Systems (BCS) division today announced that its QMotion brand has added 79 new decorative shade fabric styles to its extensive offering, including light-filtering decorative sheers and room-darkening blackout fabrics in a variety of patterns, textures and colors. Legrand’s new QMotion decorative sheers include the Cirrus, Ridges, Shiraz, Tapestry and Wisp collections. In […]

Read more

Klipsch Launches Three New Sound Bars at CES 2020

KlipschBar54.jpg

Klipsch just launched three new sound bars at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week. The Klipsch Bar 54 with Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual:X technology is a 54″ sound bar system with a powerful 12” wireless subwoofer and Surround 3 with Dolby Atmos speakers. The system delivers a full 5.1.4 cinematic experience by […]

Read more

Metra Home Theater Group Intros Helios DisplayPort Cables

metra-cables.jpg

Metra Home Theater Group (MHTG) is debuting a new series of Helios DisplayPort cables that support video resolutions up to 8K. The cables will be available in lengths of 3 feet (AS-DP-3003), 6 feet (AS-DP-3006) and 9 feet (AS-DP-3009). The Helios cables work with video resolutions ranging from HD (1920×1080@60Hz, 120Hz, 144Hz, 165Hz) to 8K […]

Read more

VuWall Updates TRx Centralized Multi-Video Wall Management System

vuwall-trx-2.5.jpg

VuWall today announced an update to its TRx Centralized Multi-Video Wall Management System, version 2.5. This release includes three new security capabilities that strengthen the VuWall system: Transport Layer Security (TLS) between the TRx GUI and TRx Server, improved user rights management and more KVM modes. VuWall’s TRx Version 2.5 updates include: TLS between TRx […]

Read more

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

extron-xtp-input-1219.png

Extron announced the launch of its 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’s 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. […]

Read more

Nureva Adds QuickShare Features for Groups Using Span Workspace

quickshare.jpg

Nureva announced that multiple QuickShare groups can now be enabled in Span Workspace, Nureva’s cloud-based digital canvas for visual planning and team collaboration. The QuickShare feature allows all participants in a collaboration session to contribute digital notes and images to a group on the Span canvas from their phone, tablet or laptop by simply scanning a QR code. With […]

Read more

Microsoft Teams Now Available for Linux

msft-teams.jpg

Starting today, Microsoft Teams is available for Linux users in public preview, enabling collaboration experiences for the open source community at work and in educational institutions. Users can download the native Linux packages in .deb and .rpm formats here. The Microsoft Teams client is the first Microsoft 365 app that is coming to Linux desktops, […]

Read more

CTOUCH to Launch Leddura 2Share Pro Collaboration Board at ISE 2020

CTOUCH-ise2020.jpg

At ISE, CTOUCH will officially launch a new member of the BRIX family of collaboration boards in the form of the Leddura 2Share Pro. The Leddura 2Share Pro is an interactive whiteboarding (with built-in wireless content sharing) that adds ideation in the form of digital sticky notes and text recognition in addition to the capability […]

Read more

RTI Ships CP-16i Cool Power Audio Amplifier

rti-cp.jpg

RTI has started to ship its CP-16i Cool Power audio amplifier. A 16 -el. There are thermal overload, and OC (over-current) monitor indicators to protect the amplifier from overload. Featuring RTI’s Cool Power technology, the CP-16i uses Class-D amplification ensures efficient heat dissipation and low power consumption and is housed in a 1U rack enclosure. […]

Read more

Extron Adds to PLUS Series of Matrix Switchers

dxp42hd4kplus_1278pr_web.jpg

Extron just added the DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS to the DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of high-end HDMI matrix switchers. This 4×2 model supports data rates up to 18 Gbps and video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. To maintain signal integrity and reliability, it provides automatic cable equalization on each input […]

Read more

CEDIA Hires Jenn McGuire as Global Member Services Manager

cedia-jenn-mcguire-1219.png

CEDIA has named Jenn McGuire global member services manager. The promotion elevates McGuire to the head of the global organization’s membership department. She will remain based in the CEDIA EMEA office in the United Kingdom. “Jenn has been with the organization for four-and-a-half years and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and excitement to the […]

Read more