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.

Christie Adds 64-Bit Processing to Pandoras Box Version 6.4

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With the release of the new Pandoras Box Version 6.4, Christie introduces its new 64-bit processing software to the video server market. The Christie Pandoras Box is a family of hardware and software tools for real-time video processing and show control, excelling in live events, projection mapping, image compositing and interactive applications. The new version is […]

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Vaddio Ships Plenum-Rated USB 3.0 Active Optical Cable

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Vaddio just started shipping its plenum-rated USB 3.0 Active Optical Cable. Vaddio’s shielded Type C to Type A active optical fiber cable supports the full bandwidth of USB 3.0 and can be used to extend products up to 30 meters without additional hardware or external power. Since it is port-powered and does not utilize any […]

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Extron Launches New Portrait Wall Mount TouchLink Pro Touchpanel

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Extron has launched the TLP Pro 300M 3.5-inch portrait wall mount TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The TLP Pro 300M can control video, audio, lighting, shades, HVAC, security and other systems within virtually any environment and uses a native 320×480 capacitive LCD that’s scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. The TLP Pro 300M also features Power over […]

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Collaboration Squared’s Video Window Now Features Portrait Mode

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Collaboration Squared announced the addition of portrait mode usage for its Video Window video collaboration system. The Video Window is an always-on videoconferencing portal for teams that need multi-location communications without having to schedule it. Collaboration Squared says it added a portrait mode to make personal interactions more immersive and feel even more like the […]

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Extron 300 Series Can Now Connect with Panopto Enterprise Video Platform

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Extron just added features to connect the Extron SMP 300 Series Streaming Media Recorder to Panopto enterprise video management systems. The LinkLicense for Enhanced Panopto Features enables users to livestream to Panopto and fully manage SMP recording schedules for lectures and presentations with the Panopto video platform. This brings additional capability to the existing control […]

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Eiki Debuts Two New HDR Large Venue Laser Projectors

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Eiki International just debuted two WUXGA (1920×1200) 1-chip DLP laser projectors with HDR: the EK-818U and the EK-812U, both aimed at digital signage, auditoriums, large conference rooms, theaters, houses of worship and other large venue applications. The EK-818U is specified at 9,500 lumens brightness with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio while the EK-812U laser projectors is […]

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Just Add Power Ships HDMI AV-Over-IP Wall Plate

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Just Add Power (J+P) announced this week that its new third-generation (3G) thin two-gang HDMI wall plate transmitter is now shipping. The VBIS-HDIP-707WP2 allows users to incorporate laptops and other HDMI devices as sources for its 1G AV-over-IP systems at a depth of only 1.5 inches. Offering ultra-low latency (JPEG2000 compression), the VBIS-HDIP-707WP2 wall plate […]

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dnp Intros New “Floating” Version of dnp Supernova XL Projection Screen

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The dnp Supernova XL is a large optical front projection screen that’s available as a single-screen solution in sizes up to 230″ (vertical). dnp has announced a new version of the Supernova XL which, thanks to a new frame design, now appears to be floating 10 millimeters from the wall to which it is mounted. […]

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Yamaha UC Announces Integration With Intel Unite

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Yamaha Unified Communications announced today that its CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System and USB speakerphones now integrate with Intel Unite, a customizable wireless collaboration solution that enables users to start meetings quickly and securely without the need for dongles, adaptors or cables. From the Intel Unite app, users can control Yamaha audio and video products […]

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Datapath Intros Arqa KVM-Over-IP System

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Datapath today introduced a new KVM-over-IP solution called Arqa, the company’s first hardware-based KVM solution. Designed for command and control environments, as well as any application for those who need to monitor, control and share access from a variety of workstations, Arqa gives operators access to multiple remote sources without sacrificing video quality or round-trip […]

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Kandao Technology Now Shipping Kandao Meeting 8K Conferencing Camera

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Kandao Technology is now shipping its 8K, 360-degree videoconferencing camera dubbed Kandao Meeting. Kandao Meeting combines two high-quality fisheye lenses, eight mic arrays and a speaker. It can be put in the center of a meeting room to capture all the attendees at 8K resolution, while automatically focusing on people as they speak. The remote […]

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Denon Announces DHT-S216 Sound Bar With DTS Virtual:X

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Denon today announced its first full-range sound bar with DTS Virtual:X, the DHT-S216 (priced at $249). The sound bar leverages psychoacoustic algorithms, developed by DTS, to realistically simulate a multi-channel soundtrack played on a home theater surround sound system. The DHT-S216 is easily connected to any TV and media player via 4K UHD HDMI with […]

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Middle Atlantic Products Adds European Inventory of High Power DC Power Distribution Series

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Middle Atlantic Products is building upon its commitment of delivering more solutions and support in the E.U. with local inventory and shipment of region-specific power plugs for its High Power DC Power Distribution Series. The higher-power-capacity solution was first introduced at ISE 2019 and provides maximum power to support more devices while also eliminating messy, […]

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Nureva Adds 13 Agile-Based Templates to Span Workspace

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Nureva announced that it has added 13 agile-based templates to Span Workspace, Nureva’s cloud-based digital canvas for visual planning and team collaboration. These customizable templates are designed to help teams accelerate common, recurring agile and scrum activities while improving team engagement and collaboration. They cover a broad range of activities including persona development, empathy mapping, […]

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ATEN Technology Launches UC9020 StreamLIVE HD

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ATEN Technology today launched the UC9020 StreamLIVE HD, an all-in-one multi-channel AV mixer that allows users to capture, stream and switch between two full HD inputs over the Internet. The UC9020 is designed for commercial product promotion, conferences and meetings, lectures and seminars and individual live event broadcasting. The UC9020 integrates dual-source 1080p video capture, […]

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Vivitek Intros NovoTouch EK Series of Collaboration Boards for Education

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Vivitek’s NovoTouch EK Series is a collaboration board aimed specifically at the education markets. The new NovoTouch EK Series interactive flat panels combine wireless collaboration, a digital whiteboard and active digital signage into one display in sizes ranging from 65″, 75″ to 86″. The displays are native 4K-UHD (3840×2160) resolution, and include wireless mirroring (Windows, […]

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Tripleplay Intros PLAY3R-P1 4K Media Player

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Tripleplay has debuted its second media player, the PLAY3R-P1, which is an entry-level 4K, interactive IPTV portal set-top-box. It’s compatible with Tripleplay’s hospitality solution, with full RF or IR remote control optimized for use in hotel and accommodation, senior living communities and guest room entertainment environments. Some key features of the PLAY3R-P1 include: Tripleplay interactive […]

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APG Debuts iX Range of Fixed Install Speakers

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APG debuted its new iX range of fixed installation speakers, which have a combination of drivers and a non-diffraction acoustic baffling that allows pure point source directivity. For some of the iX models, APG has created coaxial devices that have a physical alignment between low and high transducers. The iX line is made up of […]

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AVIXA Announces 2020 Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee

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AVIXA has announced the election results for the 2020 AVIXA Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee. Samantha (Sam) Phenix, AV tech executive, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the board by AVIXA membership. AVIXA members also elected to the board Alexis Bryant La Broi, CTS, director of sales, mid-Atlantic and New England for VER, and […]

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ClearOne Ships COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT and CONSOLE AI Software

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ClearOne today said that its COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT and CONSOLE AI configuration software are both available globally. COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT is a room solution for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) collaboration using any cloud-based service such as COLLABORATE Space, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Zoom and more. The simple CONVERGE Huddle audio DSP and the […]

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New Company cmdBridge Offers Control System Support Box

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cmdBridge is a new company aiming to provide a control system support box for customers to use when no control system source code is available. cmdBridge is primarily a command system language translator, sitting in the communication path between an AV control system and an end device, translating between the two in real-time. The translation […]

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ATEN Technology Releases New Additions to KE Series

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ATEN Technology announced new additions Tuesday to its KE Series of KVM over IP Extenders. The solutions are designed for: the broadcasting industry (post-production and live events), control room environments (air traffic control, 911 call centers, utilities process control centers), network operation centers, surveillance/command control centers, data centers and testing labs. ATEN KE9950/KE9952 4K DisplayPort […]

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AVEC 2019: Thoughts on Data, Content and an Economic Outlook for ProAV

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This month I attended AVEC 2019 in New Orleans — that’s AVIXA’s AV Executive Conference, held annually in locations around the U.S. In the past, AVEC has been focused mostly on high-level business and management topics, but this one included panels with industry experts on digital signage, collaboration and higher education. One of the most […]

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Atlona Announces New Version of Velocity AV Control Platform

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Atlona announced Version 2 of its Velocity IP-enabled AV control platform. Available in January, Velocity will transition from one to three systems to large, enterprise-wide installations. The new release will also integrate new capabilities at no extra cost, including room scheduling, unlimited BYOD usage for AV control, integration with leading soft codec platforms (Zoom Rooms, […]

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Plantronics Releases Additions to Voyager 4200, Voyager 5200 Series

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Plantronics released today the Voyager 4200 and Voyager 5200 Office Series. These Bluetooth headset systems are an extension of the Voyager 4200 UC and Voyager 5200 UC Series. Both enable mobility and multiple connectivity options for office workers. The Voyager 4200 and Voyager 5200 Office Series will have a version available with a dedicated Microsoft […]

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NSCA Announces Speakers For 2020 Business & Leadership Conference

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NSCA just announced the speakers for the 22nd annual Business & Leadership Conference (BLC), to be held on Feb. 26-28, 2020, at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Irving, Texas. This event, a platform for executive-level education and networking, brings hundreds of people together annually to share stories, learn from other leaders and hear […]

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Listen Technologies Launches Navilution Wi-Fi

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Listen Technologies announced the launch of Navilution Wi-Fi, a sightseeing industry, affordable passenger solution. Navilution Wi-Fi makes it possible for tour operators to deliver GPS-triggered content to visitors through their smartphones. The new product combines Listen EVERYWHERE with the GPS triggering of Navilution Next, a wireless tour commentary delivery system. Navilution Wi-Fi works on tour […]

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Airtame Announces Partnership with AirServer

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Airtame announced a partnership with AirServer that includes Airtame 2. Customers now have the option to activate AirServer and can mirror or cast their screen from any device to any screen via AirPlay, Google Cast and Miracast. This was previously a significant weakness of Airtime in commercial applications and makes them a contender with ScreenBeam now. The feature is […]

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Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone Relaunched After ClearOne Injunction

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Shure is relaunching an all-new design for the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone with Intellimix DSP, which the company will ship in December — and preorders are now open. You may recall that, in August of this year, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois granted ClearOne an injunction against Shure for the […]

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Kramer Electronics Appoints New CEO

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Kramer Electronics just appointed a new global CEO in Itzhak Bambagi. Bambagi was in executive roles at IBM and DEC/Compaq over the past 18 years and he actually led IBM’s IT transformational experience using cloud technologies and various digital workplace initiatives across EMEA. The appointment heralds an exciting time for both Bambagi and Kramer. “I […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases Two New IP Cameras

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Marshall Electronics introduced a new line of 8.5-megapixel IP cameras with a smooth 30x optical zoom and triple-stream H.265/H.264/MJPEG capabilities. The CV420-30X-IP model has native 3840x2160p resolution at 60fps through simultaneous HDMI and IP streams, while the CV355-30X-IP has 1920x1080p resolution at 60fps through 3G/HD-SDI (BNC), IP and HDMI.  Both models use the Sony 8.5 […]

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