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.

Savant Now Offering Virtual Smart Home Tours Featuring New York City Experience Center

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Savant is re-imagining the showroom experience and now offering virtual smart home tours featuring its New York City Experience Center. Virtual tours have been designed to simulate the experience of visiting the facility firsthand, providing participants from anywhere in the world with a clear demonstration of the latest smart home innovations from Savant. To launch […]

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Bose Pro Intros L1 Pro Portable Line Array Systems

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Bose Pro today introduces the Bose L1 Pro portable line array systems. The L1 Pro systems are designed for on-the-go audio applications for singer-songwriters, mobile DJs and bands. The three new systems are the L1 Pro8, the L1 Pro16 and L1 Pro32 with its choice of two subwoofers. A RaceTrack woofer design integrated into the […]

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SYNNEX Adds Bose Professional to Its Suite of Bose Work Solutions

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SYNNEX added Bose Professional to its suite of Bose Work solutions making the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC available to IT resellers and AV integrators. Customers also have access to Bose Work video bars, loudspeakers, amplifiers and processors. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC allow for collaboration in the office and beyond, offering work […]

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Eventide to Release Pro Tools | HD Expansion Card for Multichannel Effects Platform

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Eventide is releasing its Pro Tools | HD Expansion Card for its multichannel effects platform, the H9000. The user-installable expansion card allows Pro Tools | HDX or HD Native users to connect the H9000 directly for up to 32 channels of direct I/O with Pro Tools|HD via its Primary DigiLink port. It can alternatively be […]

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LG Business Solutions Intros UltraFine Ergo Workstation Monitor

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a new family of ultra-high-definition workstation monitors designed for ever-evolving workspaces. Available now, the new 31.5-inch LG UltraFine “Ergo” monitor (model 32BN88U-B) features a unique stand that easily attaches to work surfaces with the included C-clamp mount. The unit tilts, swivels, pivots or extends to fit virtually any work style. […]

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Visix Releases New Version of AxisTV Signage Suite Software

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Visix has released version 1.38 of its AxisTV Signage Suite digital signage software. This latest update includes a new template designer in the browser-based CMS, as well as an HTML5 message playlist viewer that’s designed to help communicators better reach remote employees, students and staff. The new HTML5 viewer lets clients publish their digital signage […]

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Visionary Intros MV4 Multiviewer Solution

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Visionary just announced the MV4 IP Multiviewer, a multiwindowing solution for monitoring or displaying multiple sources simultaneously. The MV4 IP Multiviewer can mix and match input resolutions, scale any video input up to 4K UHD and route to any input window to combine up to four sources in a single 4K image. Designed for small […]

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Lumens 4K and Full HD Videoconference Cameras Join Barco ClickShare Alliance Program

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Lumens announced its 4K and Full HD videoconference cameras and auto-tracking camera have joined the Barco ClickShare Alliance Program. Collaborating with Barco’s ClickShare wireless conferencing system, Lumens videoconference cameras offer the end users a solution and a variety of meeting space options. With the Barco ClickShare button, everyone in the room can instantly see and […]

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Fulcrum Acoustic Releases New Coverage Pattern for AH Series of High Output Coaxial Horns

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Fulcrum Acoustic has released a new coverage pattern for their AH series of High Output Coaxial Horns. The AH66 is a bi-amplified two-way, high sensitivity, arrayable coaxial horn loudspeaker that provides a precise 60° x 60° pattern with control to below 400 hertz, low frequency extension to 75 Hz, and extremely high output with modest […]

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SNA Displays Supplies Indoor Digital Displays for Bradley University

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SNA Displays provided three indoor digital displays for Bradley University’s newly developed Business and Engineering Convergence Center (BECC) in Peoria, Illinois. Management and installation of each of the new LED screens was coordinated by Conference Technologies, a provider of audiovisual, information technology and communications services. The BECC offers 270,000 square feet of academic space, featuring […]

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Shuttle Expands Product Range With All-in-One Player and Digital Signage Display

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Shuttle has expanded its product range to include an all-in-one player and vertically-oriented digital signage display with an elongated bar-type format. The D230 is a turnkey signage player has been designed specifically for shelf advertising in retail stores. An integrated camera allows target-group-specific content to be played using biometric recognition. The bright 23.1-inch screen can […]

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PSNI Global Alliance Adds Luxul and C2G as Latest Vendor Partners

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PSNI Global Alliance has reinforced its Legrand brand offering by adding Luxul and C2G to its portfolio of preferred vendor partners. Part of the renowned Legrand AV group, Luxul and C2G bring a comprehensive range of wireless networking and connectivity solutions to PSNI’s extensive global operations. The companies will now engage in joint go-to-market strategies, […]

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Vivitek Adds Two New New Wireless Collaboration NovoProjectors

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Vivitek has announced that it is launching two NovoProjectors, the DH3665ZN and DH858N, both of which feature integrated NovoConnect wireless collaboration capabilities. These projectors are designed to be all-in-one solutions and feature on-board wireless presentation and moderator function, making them ideally suited for the BYOD era without additional equipment. It’s possible to display up to […]

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Poly Intros Poly Sync, a New Line of Smart, Portable USB and Bluetooth Speakerphones

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Today at Zoomtopia 2020, Poly announced the Poly Sync Family – Poly Sync 20, Poly Sync 40 and Poly Sync 60 – a new line of smart, portable, USB and Bluetooth speakerphones. According to Poly, the Poly Sync 20 is one of the first USB and Bluetooth speakerphones to receive Zoom’s Personal USB Speakerphone certification. […]

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Extron Intros New ENERGY STAR Qualified Subwoofer Amplifier

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Extron just introduced the NetPA U 8001 SUB, an ENERGY STAR qualified subwoofer amplifier that outputs 800 watts in a plenum rated enclosure that mounts directly to the Extron 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 […]

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Peerless-AV Recognized With Environmental Management System Implementation and Certification

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Peerless-AV has been recognized with the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) implementation and certification. ISO 14001:2015 helps organizations achieve the intended outcomes of its EMS to: Protect the Environment and achieve established environmental objectives to reduce harm, pollution and emergency accidents while preventing adverse impact from materials and resources used in daily activities. Enhance […]

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Futuresource Consulting Studies Future of Professional Speakers Post-COVID-19

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The market for professional loudspeakers posted global revenues of nearly $3 billion in 2019, an increase of almost 7%, according to the latest professional loudspeaker industry report from Futuresource Consulting. One of the report’s key themes this year was the impact of COVID-19 and its significant effects on forecasts moving forward. The segment most affected […]

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Pure Resonance Audio Intros 3.8″-Deep, Affordable SP8 SoundPlane Ceiling Tile Speaker

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The SP8 SoundPlane ceiling tile speaker is the newest addition to Pure Resonance Audio’s drop tile speakers, adding an affordable drop tile solution. The Pure Resonance Audio SP8 is only 3.9″ deep, making it a good option for suspended ceiling spaces where deeper standard speakers will not fit. This low-profile design fits into standard 2’x2′ […]

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Tabatha O’Connor to Depart CEDIA

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CEDIA announced today that CEDIA President Tabatha O’Connor would depart the organization at the end of her contract in January after an 18-year tenure, during which the industry and CEDIA itself went through much transformation. In 2016, the association integrated its North American and worldwide operations to form a single integrated global organization. In 2017, […]

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Matrox Video Announces Matrox VERO Signal Generator

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Matrox Video today announced Matrox VERO, an ST 2110 signal generator and diagnostic appliance for SMPTE ST 2110-networked environments. Combining an adjustable signal generator, a PCAP recorder, and signal diagnostics integrating EBU LIST into a single appliance, VERO allows broadcasters, system integrators and manufacturers of ST 2110 devices and environments to validate ST 2110 devices […]

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Boston Acoustics Parent Buys Bowers & Wilkins

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Sound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé and Boston Acoustics, made it official that it’s purchased Bowers & Wilkins, the high-end luxury home audio speaker company. “Acquiring Bowers & Wilkins combines its industry-leading acoustic design, engineering and manufacturing expertise in the premium category with Sound United’s scale, technical acumen […]

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AmpliVox Introduces Acrylic Safety Shields for Work Surfaces

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced acrylic safety shields for lecterns, podiums, tables and other work surfaces. The new shields are designed to help protect single individuals or many individuals standing or sitting from airborne virus transmission potentially spread by talking, coughing or sneezing. They are perfect for all conference and meeting rooms, hospitality settings, schools, […]

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DPA Microphones’ 6000 Series Now Has Two Accessories

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DPA Microphones’ 6000 Series of subminiature lavaliers now provides even more versatility with the addition of two new accessories ― an eight-way double clip and a paintable cap. Utilizing the “CORE by DPA” technology in a three-millimeter (0.12 inches) capsule, sound professionals around the world have taken notice of the big sound that comes from […]

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Kaho Theater Utilizes Martin Audio Rigs to Break Into Streaming During COVID-19

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The Kaho Theater in Iizuka City, Fukuoka, has survived many difficulties since the original building appeared in 1922 and along the way this playhouse has been designated a Japanese national registered tangible cultural property. The predecessor of the current Kaho Theatre, Nakaza, was originally opened as an entertainment place for people working in coal mines […]

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Presets for Fulcrum Acoustics Loudspeakers Now Available for Use With Dynacord Electronics

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Fulcrum Acoustic announced that manufacturer presets for the complete portfolio of Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers are now available for use with Dynacord electronics via SONICUE sound system software. This adds flexibility for consultants and integrators designing multibrand systems to align with specific application or budget requirements. A Fulcrum loudspeaker installation can now run on a single […]

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Screen Innovations Adds Manual Box Shade Cassettes to Nano Lineup

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Screen Innovations (SI) widened its Nano product category with the addition of Nano Manual Box shade cassettes. Designed to match the cosmetics of the motorized version of Nano, Nano Manual Box offers integrators and end users the ability to use a combination of less expensive manual shades on smaller ancillary windows like those in a […]

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Optoma Announces New Direct View LED Display

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Optoma today announced its new QUADZilla FHDQ163 Direct View LED display to the U.S. market. Improving upon the FHDQ130 QUAD LED display, the QUADZilla delivers 600 nits and 163-inch imagery with a three-step assembly process that reduces installation time from days to hours. The all-in-one LED display comes precalibrated out of the box, removing the […]

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BOSS Releases New Multi-Effects Pedal Based on GT-1000 Processor

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BOSS just introduced the GT-1000CORE, a new multi-effects pedal based on the flagship GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor. GT-1000CORE houses the complete internal sound processing of the GT-1000 in a single stompbox and a range of premium BOSS amp and effects. Designed for both guitar and bass, GT-1000CORE fits into any pedalboard setup and works well […]

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Bogen Communications Intros Platinum Series Public Address Amplifier

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Bogen Communications has introduced the Platinum Series Public Address Amplifier line. Said to be implementing new engineering and design technology, Bogen has reduced the power demands of the amplifiers and is now offering a greener solution with less power consumption, using a Class D amplifier design (that its specs show weigh less and outputs less […]

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Powersoft Updates ArmoníaPlus Software for Fixed Install Projects

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Powersoft just updated its ArmoníaPlus software for fixed install (FI) projects through a new dedicated Install Skin. Although Live Sound projects in ArmoníaPlus will maintain the same structure from the original version, Install System projects now reflect system integrators’ needs for sources and zones management, allowing the creation of fully customizable user interfaces and controls […]

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