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.

Crestron Updates Room Scheduling Platform

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At InfoComm 2019, Crestron updated its room scheduling platform. Ad Astra, CollegeNET, New Wave Apps and SpaceIQ now run on Crestron room scheduling touch screens. Crestron is also debuting the latest additions to its family of room scheduling touch screens with the TSW-560 and TSW-560P, both of which support direct connect scheduling. Crestron touch screens […]

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Electro-Voice Debuts MFX Multi-Function Monitors

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The new MFX Multi-Function Monitors MFX-12MC and MFX-15MC are passive 12” and 15” two-way coaxial monitors with a performance level engineered to complement the X-Line Advance line array models X1, X2, X12-128 and X12-125F, and corresponding installation versions. MFX Multi-Function Monitors utilize high-output coaxially aligned HF and LF transducers matched with an innovative new Electro-Voice-engineered […]

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Elo Now Has 65-Inch 4K Interactive Signage and Collaboration Products

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Elo today announced the launch of its 6553L touchscreen and fourth-generation Elo computer module (ECMG4). The 6553L touchscreen provides a platform for what the company says is captivating digital signage experiences in public spaces, as well as engaging and collaborative communication within enterprises. The 6553L touchscreen is part of Elo’s new IDS 3 Series, which […]

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DEXON Makes U.S. Debut at InfoComm 2019

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European-based switcher company DEXON Systems made its U.S. debut this month with a flagship family of presentation switchers dubbed the DIMAX-Pro — marketed as a 3-in-1 solution that integrates a presentation matrix, routing matrix and video wall processor in a single chassis. The DIMAX-Pro modular chassis serve 16×16, 32×32 or 72×72 configurations and are spec’d […]

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Pilot 5 Lectern from HoverCam Drops

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HoverCam announced this week that it has expanded its Pilot Series with the Pilot 5 wireless digital teaching station. The new Pilot 5 builds on the innovation introduced with the Pilot 3 all-in-one teaching station and adds a rechargeable battery pack that powers all-day, cable-free operation, enabling educators to teach from anywhere in the classroom. […]

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A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone Debuts from Countryman

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Countryman Associates has introduced the A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone. Based on Countryman’s A3 Podium Microphone, the A3 Halo includes an ultrabright LED indicator ring and a unique dual-element design to deliver superior sound quality. The dual-element design allows for a switch-selectable omnidirectional, cardioid, or hypercardioid polar pattern, excellent vibration rejection and wind noise reduction. With […]

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Clockaudio’s TIM-1000 Takes the Stage

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Clockaudio just introduced a Tracking Intelligent Microphone, the TIM-1000. Streamlining and elevating a new standard for huddle rooms, conference rooms and videoconferencing facilities, the flexibility and adaptability of TIM-1000 will enable the microphones within the space to track the person that is speaking and follow that person anywhere in the room. The concept behind TIM-1000 […]

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DVIGear Expands HyperLight Active Optical Cable Product Line at InfoComm 2019

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DVIGear demonstrated its newly expanded HyperLight Active Optical Cable product line at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Fla. New accessories for the modular HyperLight HDMI Series were shown, alongside a new interference-resistant shielded HyperLight DVI cable and a preview of an upcoming 8K-capable 48Gbps HyperLight HDMI cable. The HyperLight Active Optical Cable line represents a paradigm […]

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Here’s What Sony Introduced at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, Sony showcased AV, presentation and display technologies that offer what Sony says is collaborative, interoperable, cost-effective and streamlined operation for the corporate, education, entertainment and healthcare markets. Sony’s theme for the show was “Live Your Vision,” which reinforces the company’s commitment to working jointly with customers to address their challenges and provide […]

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Middle Atlantic Debuts Forward Family of Rack Solutions

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Middle Atlantic Products this week introduced Forward, a family of installation solutions that it claims delivers greater system reliability, efficiency and flexibility to the rack, at InfoComm 2019. Forward is designed around an innovative new rackrail and Middle Atlantic’s patented universal mounting pattern that allows blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting and other options […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Intros New LED Lineup

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Today, Philips Professional Display Solutions launched six new modular indoor LED products in the U.S. at InfoComm 2019. Philips PDS’ new LED range follows the debut of its 110″ prototype last year and, these new displays prioritize ease of use and operation, ensuring that all displays are front serviceable, allowing LED modules, cables and power […]

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Optoma Created a Fixed-Frame 130″ LED Display in FHDQ130

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Optoma today at InfoComm officially unveiled its new FHDQ130 QUAD LED display to the U.S. market. It uses four native 1080p QUAD LED displays to create a 130″ (114.9″ x 65.3″) 4K resolution LOED that comes pre-calibrated. It also includes a 4-in-1 surface mount diode layout, with the LED diodes, allowing for a smoother screen […]

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Epson Debuts New BrightLink Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Projectors at InfoComm 2019

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Epson today introduced the BrightLink 1485Fi and the BrightLink 1480Fi ultra short-throw interactive laser displays — the ultimate productivity and collaboration tool for classrooms and meeting rooms. Leveraging a virtually maintenance-free laser light source, these ultra short-throw, 1080p Full HD2 laser displays offer new 16:6 widescreen display options for turning virtually any flat surface into an instant, […]

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SYNNEX Partners with AVIXA for Regional Learning Centers

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SYNNEX Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement with AVIXA to launch three regional learning centers across the U.S. including in Greenville, S.C.; Fremont, Calif.; and Downers Grove, Ill. According to Sandi Stambaugh, vice president, product management, SYNNEX Corporation, “We are pleased to invest in continuing education and certification offerings for our partners through this exciting […]

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Powersoft Debuts Mezzo Family of Amps at InfoComm 2019

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Powersoft unveiled its newest amplifier platform at InfoComm 2019 [Booth 6681, West Level 2] during a press conference today. Mezzo, a new line designed for the AV/IT market, consists of eight amplifier models, each offering different power and connectivity options. Mezzo, is aimed at corporate, hospitality and educational environments, is a what they are calling […]

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AtlasIED Intros IP-Based Pendant Speaker

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AtlasIED’s new IP-based PM8GD pendant speaker debuted at InfoComm 2019 in booth #5653. Designed for open ceiling environments, the IP-PM8GD IPX pendant speaker can be used anywhere within a building for consistent sound and audio broadcasting of network-based communications. Hailed as the audiovisual industry’s first IP- enabled pendant endpoint, the IP-PM8GD is engineered for such […]

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Radial Engineering Debuts Catapult Mini TRS Cat5 Audio Snake

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Radial Engineering just announced that the Catapult Mini TRS, the latest addition to the Catapult product line of modular Cat5 audio snakes, is now shipping. The Catapult Mini TRS provides the ability to drive four analog audio channels over a single shielded Cat5 cable and easily connect to audio interfaces and other devices with balanced […]

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Intel Unite Adds Cloud Option to Unite Collaboration Solution 

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Intel Corporation launched the Intel Unite Cloud Service today, which enables choice in deployment and management of Intel Unite solution for organizations of all sizes, from large enterprise to small businesses. Customers now have the ability to choose whether to host Intel Unite solution on premise or in the cloud to modernize their collaboration environment. Thus, Intel now offers the […]

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Living Retail Lab Announces NEC as Title Sponsor

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Retail consultancy HighStreet Collective has chosen NEC as the title sponsor for the recently announced Living Retail Lab, a one-of-a-kind project inside of Ponce City Market in Atlanta. The Living Retail Lab is HighStreet’s brainchild, their vision of the ideal trifecta for testing store innovation initiatives: a perfectly appointed store, busy excited shoppers in their […]

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Vanco Adds Commercial Audio Products at InfoComm 2019

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Vanco International has announced the addition of a Single Channel Amplifier from their PulseAudio brand as well as a four-channel amplifier and Pendant speaker enclosures from its Beale Street Audio brand. The new products were designed to equip commercial and residential AV dealers with 70V- to 100V-compatible electronics and audio solutions that add sound to […]

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Hitachi Becomes Maxell

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The Optronics Division of Maxell, Ltd. today announced that beginning as of Oct. 1, 2019, Maxell, Ltd., through its U.S. subsidiary, Maxell Corporation of America, will assume responsibility for all operations related to both Hitachi-brand and Maxell-brand projector products and accessories in the North American market. This announcement marks the culmination of a six-year progression […]

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Chief Helps You Hang Monitors from I-Beams, Truss and Columns

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Chief has introduced a new Column Adapter Accessories to make it possible to add displays to I-beams, box-beams, trusses and a variety of column shapes and sizes. The accessory is for use with Fusion, Fusion Modular and Thinstall Swing-Arm mounts. The Structural Column Adapter (FCASCA) wraps around round, concrete structural columns and can be cut […]

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FM+ Dante Assistive Listening System from Williams AV Broadcasts to FM and Wi-Fi

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Williams Sound is showing its FM+ Dante, an assistive listening system able to broadcast both FM and Wi-Fi audio from a single device, at InfoComm 2019. Williams also says it’s the first with a Dante audio input. Often, the integrator’s most difficult choice when designing an assistive listening system is deciding between an FM or […]

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First Ever Flat Panel Floor Support System Debuts from Chief at InfoComm

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Chief will debut the AVSFSS Flat Panel Floor Support System at InfoComm booth 2500. The AVSFSS allows quick flat panel installation using the floor to support the weight instead of the wall. This eliminates the need for wall inspection and remediation, which saves time and money, particularly across enterprise rollouts. Chief engineers created a slim […]

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Analog Devices Adds Software-Based Dante

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Audinate and Analog Devices (ADI) have partnered to introduce a new software-based Dante reference design kit for the ADSP-SC589 DSP + ARM processor. Audinate is also announcing they are now a member of the Analog Devices Alliances program. With Dante Embedded Platform, Audinate now provides a means to deliver Dante technology in modern software-driven devices. […]

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Yamaha to Debut Speakerphone Aimed at Open Work Spaces

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Yamaha Unified Communications today announced a new portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone series dubbed the YVC-330, which uses Yamaha’s new SoundCap technology that’s specifically engineered for remote conferences in noisy open workspaces. The new speakerphone claims to solve the problem of finding vacant rooms for spontaneous meetings by eliminating the background noise in open working […]

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WolfVision Adds Room Scheduling, Wireless Presentation & Visualizer Solutions at InfoComm 2019

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WolfVision will be introducing three new product lines into the U.S. market at InfoComm 2019: the Cynap Pure, a 4K version of its wireless presentation appliance; vSolution Meeting, a room-scheduling and meeting management tool; and the VZ-8.UHD Visualizer, a native 4K UHD Visualizer system; their first foray into 4K document cameras. Cynap Pure is a […]

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Listen Technologies Debuts ListenTALK at InfoComm 2019 with rAVe Show Floor Tour

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Listen Technologies’ new ListenTALK Systems and accessories made its U.S. debut at InfoComm 2019 — and rAVe’s own Gary Kayye was one of the first users as he’ll used the system in his exclusive, reservation-only LIVE show-floor tour. The new systems integrate the recently launched ListenTALK LKR-11 and LKR-12 listen-only receivers for portable assistive listening. […]

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QSC Develops Soft(ware)-Based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

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QSC is launching a software-based Dante for the Q-SYS ecosystem — thus, Q-SYS feature licenses will enable native Dante networked audio integration without hardware I/O or external configuration software. Integrators can add Dante audio natively as an extension of the Q-SYS and still have device discovery, synchronization, control and management for Dante — directly within […]

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LEA Pro Connect Series Audio Amplifiers Will Focus on Cloud and IoT at InfoComm

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The new LEA Professional Connect Series amplifier family will offer IoT capabilities as a standard feature by providing remote control and monitoring of installed systems without having to VPN into the Local Area Network. This provides the ability to access the system anywhere from any device, delivering the integrator an easy way to communicate with […]

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Arista Debuts Analog to Dante and Dante to Analog Converters at InfoComm 2019

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Arista Corporation introduced at InfoComm the Apollo Duo Audio-over-IP product line. Consisting of three products, the Apollo Duo product group includes the ARS-0200-A00 analog audio to Dante interface, the ARS-0002-A00 Dante to analog audio interface and the ARS-0002-A01 interface, which facilitates lip-sync delay to enable sound and picture to be synchronized. The Apollo Duo ARS-0200-A00 […]

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Luxul Debuts Gigabit AV-Over-IP Switches at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, in the Legrand | AV Commercial Solutions booth, Luxul showcased its latest family of Gigabit switches designed for AV-over-IP applications. Luxul’s newest 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 AMS-1816P and 12-port/8 PoE+ XMS-1208P managed Gigabit switches, featuring Self-Healing with PoE Auto-Recovery and PoE Power Scheduling, will be on display. Auto-Recovery allows the switch to power […]

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