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’s New ENERGY STAR Qualified Subwoofer 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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Studio Technologies Announces Model 5482 Dante Bridge

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Studio Technologies has announced the Model 5482 Dante Bridge bridging up to 64 AoE channels between LANs or Dante domains. Each of the Model 5482’s independent interfaces provide three Gigabit Ethernet network ports, allowing support for both switched and redundant Dante operation along with a separate management network connection. Each “side” of a Model 5482 […]

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Sanus Now Shipping Mounts Designed for Sonos Arc

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SANUS announced that it’s now shipping two new mounts designed specifically for the Sonos Arc. Whether attaching the sound bar to a TV mount or directly to the wall, the flexible solutions allow installers to fine-tune their height and depth to ensure optimal performance for the Arc’s Dolby Atmos speakers. Compatible with most displays from […]

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PPDS Announces Philips T-Line Touch Displays for Education

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PPDS announced the availability of the Philips T-Line — a new range of interactive touch displays designed exclusively for education. First unveiled at ISE 2020 in February, the new Android-powered T-Line integrates an Android-based processor in a 65”, 75”and 86” interactive LCD display. Mounted to the wall like a traditional whiteboard or blackboard, T-Line displays […]

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VESA Sponsors Development of New Test Tool for HDR Displays

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced that it has sponsored the development of a test tool for high dynamic range (HDR) display applications that evaluates the visually lossless performance of video compression codecs. The test tool serves as an extension to the Psychophysics Toolbox (PTB), a free software platform widely used in vision and neuroscience […]

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CEDIA Announces Propel Affinity Program to Connect Members to New Brands

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CEDIA announced the launch of CEDIA Propel, an affinity program designed to connect members to new brands. CEDIA’s integrator members will receive preferential pricing and product training across all brands enrolled in Propel. The Propel program will enable current CEDIA manufacturer members to drive adoption, while also attracting new brands to the CI channel. Propel […]

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Integrate Show to Return to Sydney in 2021

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Diversified Communications Australia just announced that its Integrate Show will return to Sydney in 2021 and for the first time ever, be co-located with the Security Exhibition & Conference — Australia’s largest security industry event. The events will be held simultaneously, this means that the dates and location of Integrate will now be July 21-23 […]

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Vivitek Announces Three New NovoTouch 4K Resolution Panels

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Vivitek has announced three new NovoTouch 4K resolution panels with both wireless collaborative touch and digital signage in one display. Aimed at both corporate and education users, the NovoTouch EK653i, NovoTouch EK753i and the NovoTouch EK863i give users the ability to choose between corporate or education modes and also include a switch between Wireless Collaboration […]

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AVer Information Announces New AI Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming Cameras

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AVer Information announced it has released the TR311 and TR313 AI Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming cameras, the latest in its lineup of artificial intelligence tracking cameras. Building on the TR311HN, the TR311 and the TR313 both include 12x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom to offer the range and picture quality to produce big-time productions. […]

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Environmental Lights Intros RS232 to DMX Converter

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Environmental Lights released its RS232 to DMX Converter Monday. The RS232 to DMX Converter is a tool for AV integrators who want to incorporate low voltage LED lighting into their whole-house control systems. It receives the RS232 signal from the master control system and converts it into a DMX signal which can then be routed […]

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DPA Microphones Upgrades Its 4098 Gooseneck Microphone

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DPA Microphones recently upgraded its 4098 Gooseneck Microphone to include its CORE by DPA technology. With this update, the 4098 CORE mic will join DPA’s other CORE products in offering minimal distortion across the entire dynamic range, increasing audio clarity and openness and further enhancing DPA’s sound. Perfect for both podium and conference room mic’ing, […]

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ARX Systems Launches New USB-Analog Interface

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ARX Systems announced the launch of the USB DI-Q USB-Analog interface; a solution for interfacing and monitoring the playback of audio evidence files in a courtroom or similar environment. The USB DI-Q allows the user to monitor and cue audio files in a closed headphone environment and switch/enable the audio output to a public address/sound […]

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PreSonus Releases New CDL12P Sound-Reinforcement Loudspeaker

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PreSonus’ new CDL12P full-range, constant-directivity, powered sound-reinforcement loudspeaker combines the attributes of point source and line array technology to provide a unique speaker system in sound-reinforcement applications. Its patent-pending constant-directivity design enables it to radiate a focused pattern with consistent SPL throughout the frequency-response range, both on and off-axis. Here’s a video explaining how this […]

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Connecti Releases Software Platform for Education and Hybrid Learning

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Connecti just announced its software platform, designed specifically for education. Connecti is a software solution built to leverage existing PCs in the room to deliver seamless hybrid learning for in-class and remote students. Connecti virtualizes physical teaching tools and makes them available in both software applications (e.g., Zoom and Microsoft Teams) and lecture-capture applications to […]

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