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.

New Organization, ACE, Forms to Connect DOOH Industry Members

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ACE, the Advocates for Connected Experiences (ACE), announced its formation Monday. The organization aims to unite and empower all constituents involved in DOOH, retail and venue-based digital experiences around key industry issues. Its membership will include associations and companies involved in creating, selling, delivering and optimizing digitally-connected initiatives that touch the Out-of-Home industry. A commitment […]

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Genelec Releases New Smart Active Monitor for Large Studios

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Genelec unveiled the 1235A Smart Active Monitor this week. The monitor, based on the 1035 main monitor, includes 96 kHz processing and integration with Genelec’s GLM calibration software. The 1235A is a main monitor for large music, film and post-production studios that demand high SPL and neutral, stable imaging that can be optimized for the […]

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AVIXA Cancels InfoComm 2020 in Las Vegas

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AVIXA sent out an announcement this morning announcing that InfoComm 2020, originally planned to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 13-19, 2020, has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Show organizers said it had remained optimistic that the show could go on, and was monitoring recommendations from the WHO […]

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Amate Audio Releases New Loudspeaker Management Processor Platform

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The Amate Audio LMS206 is a dual-input/six-output loudspeaker management processor platform using a 64-bit DSP architecture. Fully configurable, each input is assignable to any output, with two crossovers — with selectable Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley and Bessel filtering — and independent compressor/limiter settings available on each output. With four analog inputs, a two-channel AES/EBU digital input and […]

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Peerless-AV Offers Bundled Solution in Response to COVID-19

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Peerless-AV is offering a bundled solution available immediately to deploy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As hundreds of testing and treatment stations are opening across the country to meet healthcare needs, the locations call for rapid triage and information sharing, often in inhospitable environments. The bundled solution includes a 49”, 55” or 65” UltraView […]

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Digital Signage Expo Rescheduled for September 15-18, Will Remain in Las Vegas at LVCC

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We announced earlier this month that Digital Signage Expo, originally scheduled for March 31-April 3, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, would be postponed to the fall due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and limitations on domestic and international travel. Show organizers announced today that the show has officially been rescheduled for September 15-18, […]

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ATEN Technology Intros ATEN VE8950/VE8900 Control App

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ATEN Technology today introduced the ATEN VE8950/VE8900 Control App, an iOS and Android compatible mobile app that enables mobile control of ATEN’s VE8950 and VE8900 4K HDMI over IP Extenders. The app was designed to help users switch sources/displays and apply and reschedule profiles for their over IP video extenders. ATEN’s Control App provides direct […]

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Epson Shipping World’s First 4K 3LCD 12,000-Lumen Laser Projector

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Epson is now shipping what it says is the world’s first 4K 3LCD 12,000-lumen laser projector. The new Epson Pro L12000QNL is aimed at live events, higher education and corporate environments. The Pro L12000QNL features two removable interface slots to accommodate a wide range of inputs, including 12G SDI and DisplayPort. Designed for demanding environments, […]

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Almo Professional A/V Introduces Three New Service Development Managers

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Almo Professional A/V announced the addition of three service development managers (SDMs) to provide support and expertise to partners using the Almo toolbox of AV Services for Integrators. A newly created position at Almo Professional A/V, the SDMs are subject matter experts on Almo’s complete line of services, which include Almo AVaaS financial solutions, business […]

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FOR-A Corporation Releases HVS-6000 Series of HANABI HD and 4K Production Switchers

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FOR-A Corporation launched the HVS-6000 Series of HANABI HD and 4K production switchers for live production workflows. Built to support 12G-SDI infrastructures, the MFR-6100 provides single-cable transfer of 4K video for less complicated cabling. Users can add up to 16 input and 16 output cards (nine channels per card) to configure a matrix up to […]

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Black Box Releases Emerald PE IP-based KVM Extenders

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Black Box has expanded the Emerald Unified KVM platform with the release of Emerald PE IP-based KVM extenders. Emerald PE transmitters and receivers enable extension and matrix switching of HD DVI video (up to 1920×1200 at 60Hz), transparent USB 2.0 and bidirectional analog audio — over a dedicated or existing IP network. The IP-based KVM […]

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Martin Audio Releases Two New Cardioid Subwoofers

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Martin Audio has announced the release of two new compact cardioid subwoofers, the SXCF118 and the SXC115 — both designed for live sound reinforcement and fixed installations. The SXCF118 is a flyable version of the SXC118 released last year and has been purpose-designed to accompany the WPS optimized line array system, while the ground stack […]

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NoviSign Launches Digital Signage Hand Sanitizer Kiosks

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NoviSign has launched new, specially-designed line of freestanding and wall-mountable digital signage hand sanitizer kiosks that dispense 99.99% germ-killing sanitizer gel. Equipped with an internal auto-dispenser that supports gel, foam or liquid sanitizer, the kiosks feature a metal enclosing and an integrated commercial grade 21.5” digital sign that is managed using NoviSign’s cloud-based digital signage […]

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Matrox Announces New QuadHead2Go Q155 Multi-Monitor Controllers

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Matrox has announced that the Matrox QuadHead2Go Q155 multi-monitor controller appliance is now shipping. With HDMI input support, the units are designed to drive four Full HD displays from a single 4K HDMI source — including HDCP-compliant devices — offering a simple plug-and-play approach to video wall designs. QuadHead2Go Q155 controllers capture a single video […]

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Digital Signage Expo 2020 Postponed to the Fall

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Digital Signage Expo, originally scheduled to be held in Las Vegas March 31 – April 3, 2020, has been postponed until later in the year, likely September, and also still in Las Vegas. This announcement seemed inevitable, perhaps overdue, particularly this week with the WHO declaring the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, the Trump administration announcement […]

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Enterprise Connect 2020 Postponed to Early August, Moved to San Francisco

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The show organizers of Enterprise Connect, the communications and collaborations show originally scheduled to be held later this month in Orlando, told exhibitors today that the show has been rescheduled for August 3-6, 2020, and will now take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This is due to the travel restrictions and uncertainty […]

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B-Tech AV Mounts Launches BT9910 Mount for Extra Large, Heavy Displays

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B-Tech AV Mounts just announced the launch of the BT9910, which is designed to mount and tilt (positions 0°, 5°, 10°, 15°) extra-large and extra heavy displays of 65″ up to 100″. First unveiled at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam (Feb 11-14), the new XL heavy-duty BT9910 supports screen sizes of between 65″ and 100″ and […]

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FOR-A Announces CG-Portable Compact Character Generator for Broadcast and Digital Signage

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FOR-A Corporation just announced CG-Portable, a compact character generator designed for broadcast and digital signage applications. About the size of a smartphone, CG-Portable features four SDI ports as well as an Ethernet port for network connectivity. Two independent, multi-lingual text overlays support horizontal crawls and vertical rolls, while a timer overlay provides up/down count. Plus, CG-Portable supports more than 70 […]

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Optoma Intros UHD50X DLP HDR10 Home Theater and Gaming Projector

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Optoma yesterday unveiled the UHD50X, a 240Hz 4K (3840×2160) home theater projector using 1-chip DLP technology. Specifed at 3,400 lumens of brightness and a 500,000:1 contrast ratio, along with HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) compatibility, the Optoma UHD50X also includes an enhanced gaming mode, as well as a latency of only 16ms in 1080p at […]

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Registration Open for CEDIA Awards & Leadership Conference

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Registration is now open for this year’s CEDIA Awards & Leadership Conference. The gathering will take place July 21-22 at the historic Union League Club of Chicago. The event will provide CEDIA members with opportunities to network, sharpen their leadership skills, and celebrate the very best home technology integration projects. Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement Giles Sutton […]

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Hitachi Adds HDR and SDR Outputs to CU-HD550 Camera Control Unit

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Hitachi Kokusai Electric America just added new features to the CU-HD550 camera control unit (CCU) including both High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) output with independent adjustments and 4K/UHD output over single-link 12Gbps SDI connectivity. The CU-HD550 and its companion CA-HF550 camera adapter collectively are designed to lower the cost of entry for 1080p60 video production. When used […]

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Bird Home Automation Announces DoorBird D1101V Wi-Fi-Connected Video Intercom

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Bird Home Automation just release the DoorBird D1101V, a WiFi-connected video intercom with one call button that comes in both a surface-mounted and flush-mounted version. The smart intercom sends push notifications when the call button is pressed, and allows you to talk to visitors, and see them live via smartphone, tablet or indoor station.The D1101V allows access to all functions […]

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Optoma Releases New Projectors for Gaming and Entertainment

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Optoma today unveiled three new projectors designed for gaming and home entertainment. The GT1090HDR and HZ39HDR, Optoma’s first laser gaming and entertainment projectors, are native 1080p. With 4,200 lumens brightness, 300,000:1 contrast ratio and 0.50:1 short-throw ratio, the compact Optoma GT1090HDR is designed for space-constrained environments. Input options include HDMI 2.0 and VGA. The Optoma […]

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Steinberg Now Shipping the UR24C Audio Interface

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Steinberg today announced its shipping the UR24C. As with each UR-C interface, the UR24C provides USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed) connectivity to ensure universal compatibility with both PCs and Mac computers, as well as iOS devices. It features 32-bit/192 kHz audio resolution, MIDI and delivers DSP power for using effects when monitoring audio […]

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Kramer Releases Omnivore KM-2B Microphone Aimed at UCC

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Kramer’s Omnivore KM-2B is a microphone designed for UCC applications. The patent-pending Omnivore KM-2B is a dual boundary microphone that eliminates comb filtering and has three selectable polar patterns, allowing versatility for any installation: Omnidirectional — For use in small/medium meeting spaces Sub-cardioid — Under the display in a huddle space Cardioid — On the […]

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Nureva Adds New Agile Canvas Templates to Span Workspace

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Nureva announced that it has added new agile canvas templates to Span Workspace, including a heat map developed by Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum Inc. and Scrum Scale. These canvases will save scrum masters and agile coaches prep time when working on common, recurring agile activities, such as user story […]

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Studio Technologies Intros StudioComm Dante Multichannel Monitoring System

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Studio Technologies just introduced the StudioComm Dante Audio-over-IP-enabled multichannel monitoring system, the Model 792 Central Controller and the Model 793 Control Console. The new system combines a rack-mounted main electronics unit with a desktop-user control surface. The so-called “fully-pro” signal path uses programmable logic to support both digital and analog audio. An extensive set of […]

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Spinitar Intros HelpPoint+ Live Support Portal Powered by Teleportivity

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Spinitar has announced the launch of its new live support portal, HelpPoint+. A space-specific customer support portal designed to work seamlessly with business and employee needs, HelpPoint+ is an instantly scaleable on-site document repository and web-app with a fully integrated video and voice helpdesk. HelpPoint+ was created to provide end-users with on-demand support from every […]

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Access Networks Intros Access-Branded Stackable Switches, Replacing Ruckus ICX Switch Series

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Access Networks has released its own line of Access Networks-branded stackable switches available individually and as part of its custom Core Systems (replacing the Ruckus ICX Switch series). The ANX 7150 line of switches caters to integrators who need reliable and scalable networking solutions for residential and commercial applications. The new ANX 7150 line has […]

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SpinetiX Announces Partnership with Littlebit Technology

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SpinetiX has announced a partnership with Littlebit Technology to offer SpinetiX ARYA cloud service and DSOS operating system on axxiv computing devices. As a result, axxiv computing devices running SpinetiX ARYA and DSOS will be offered to Littlebit Technology customers in Europe. The Littlebit Technology collaboration opens SpinetiX technology and expertise to even more business […]

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TASCAM Updates USB Audio Interface Driver

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TASCAM announced an update to its USB Audio Interface Driver, Version 4.0 for Windows. Available now as a free download, the 4.0 driver update reflects TASCAM’s firm commitment to improving driver stability and performance based on user input and technology/OS updates while delivering an ultra-low latency solution for a streamlined workflow during recording and mixing. […]

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