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.

B-Tech Debuts More Mounting Interfaces for Its System X

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B-Tech AV Mounts announced a series of updates to its System X VESA 400 interface arms with micro-adjustment (both the standard and pop-out variations). Designed for assembling videowalls, menu boards and other multi-screen applications, the range provides customers with a clean and uncomplicated solution for mounting any medium to large size screen (up to 50 […]

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QMotion Now Has Giant-Sized Roller Shades

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To accommodate the larger windows of today’s open-concept designs, Legrand introduces its new QMotion Wider Qadvanced Shades. Showing for the first time at CEDIA Expo 2019 in Booth 905, QMotion says that its Wider Qadvanced Shades are the only motorized shades on the market, hard-wired or battery-operated, available in sizes as large as 13 feet […]

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FOR-A Debuts FRC-9100 Multi-Format Frame Rate Converter

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FOR-A just introduced a multi-format frame rate converter, the FRC-9100, designed for live broadcast transmission. The FRC-9100 includes two independent channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI frame rate conversion, along with optional 4K and 12G-SDI support. Features of new FRC-9100 include: 3G/HD/SD multi-format support SD to 3G/HD up conversion Conversion with motion-compensated processing Interlace-to-Progressive conversion Timecode (LTC/VITC) conversion […]

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Key Digital Debuts KD-IP1022 AV-Over-IP System for Command and Control Market

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Key Digital has introduced something it’s calling enterprise AV-over-IP in the form of the KD-IP1022ENC (encoder) and KD-IP1022DEC (decoder) for sending video, audio and USB over a 1G network. With video wall processing, the encoder and decoder systems can create video walls with up to 16 vertical and 16 horizontal monitors. With independent USB routing, […]

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New Security Plus II Large Format UPS Line from SurgeX to Launch at CEDIA Expo

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AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection (SurgeX) just introduced its new Security Plus II Large Format Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) line, which will debut at CEDIA Expo in SurgeX booth #3643. The new UPS line is equipped with an isolation transformer and uses double-conversion technology to provide clean, continuous, and reliable power to AV systems, ensuring peak […]

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Denon DHT-S516H and DHT-S716H Are New Surround Sound SoundBars with HEOS

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Denon today announced it is expanding its sound bar lineup with two premium options, the DHT-S516H and DHT-S716H, combining 4K HDMI inputs with ARC support. Building on the features found in the HEOS Bar and HEOS HomeCinema HS2 sound bars, the latest Denon sound bars both share several sound quality and connectivity improvements. They feature […]

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Christie Adds 75″ and 86″ Versions to 4K TAA-Compliant Secure Series Display Line

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Christie is expanding its Secure Series line of large-format TAA-compliant, non-RF (radio frequency) LCD panels, designed specifically for secure-facility environments. Featuring 4K UHD resolution (3840×2160), these plug-and-play 75″ and 86″ panels are ideal for meeting rooms, control rooms or digital signage applications. These displays join existing 55-and 65-inch models in the Secure Series. The SUHD751-P/SUHD861-P […]

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Panopto Now Has Extron LinkLicense for the SMP 300 Series

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Extron just introduced a new LinkLicense Upgrade for Extron SMP 300 Series Streaming Media Processors. This optional upgrade allows connection to Panopto enterprise video management systems, enabling users to live stream to Panopto and fully manage SMP recording schedules for lectures and presentations with the Panopto Video Platform. This brings additional capability to the existing […]

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Partnership Between Signagelive and Quividi Brings Audience and Campaign Intelligence to DOOH Campaigns

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  Signagelive, cloud based digital signage platform, and Quividi, an audience and campaign intelligence platform for DOOH and digital signage, have announced the integration of their platforms. This integration enables any DOOH and Digital Signage networks running Signagelive and Quividi to test, measure, optimize and deliver data-driven contextualized content to best engage and convert audiences. […]

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Key Digital Enters the UCC Camera Market

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Key Digital just launched the KD-CAMUSB, a USB camera with pan, tilt and 10x zoom functionality aimed at video conferencing and capture applications in huddle spaces, conference rooms, board rooms, lecture halls, etc. The KD-CAMUSB features multiple mounting options on the wall and ceiling with included mounting hardware and may also be table surface mounted. […]

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LG Business Solutions Ships New Transparent OLED Display with ABCOM

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LG Business Solutions is now shipping the LG Transparent OLED digital signage display in the United States. This razor-thin, see-through display is designed to deliver a unique customer experience in specialized commercial applications, particularly retail and hospitality. Here’s a video we shot of it at InfoComm: Leading technology solutions reseller, integrator and rental provider ABCOM […]

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Extron Adds Image Reversal and Mirroring LinkLicense for the SMP 111, a Must-Have for UCC Applications

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Extron has introduced the Horizontal Video Mirroring LinkLicense upgrade for Extron SMP 111 streaming media processors. This optional upgrade adds expanded functionality that enhances and streamlines the recording of video and audio presentations. Horizontal Video Mirroring flips video horizontally to support lightboard or other applications that require reversal of the video image due to the […]

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Luxul Ships XWC-2000 Wireless Controller Integrated with Roam Assist

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Luxul today released the next generation to its flagship XWC-1000 Wireless Controller: the XWC-2000. The new controller utilizes Luxul’s roam assist technology for active roaming of mobile client devices and deployment of up to 32 wireless access points (AP) for large installations. In wireless networks that utilize more than one wireless AP, the XWC-2000’s roam […]

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D-Tools Will Use Integrate to Debut SI v13

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D-Tools, Inc will introduce new capabilities of the forthcoming release of its System Integrator (SI) software solution – System Integrator v13 — to the Australian audiovisual integration community in stand P14 at Integrate 2019, August 27-19, 2019. The major release of D-Tools’ estimation, design and project management software delivers a wealth of enhancements to help […]

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Sharp Ships Commercial 8K 80″ Display

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The new Sharp 80″ 8M-B80AX1U 8K UHD display, what Sharp says is the only commercially-available 7680×4320 resolution monitor, is now shipping. Aimed at design studios and TV broadcasters, it’s specified with 800 cd/m2 (or up to 4,000 cd/m2 peak level), includes HDR (high dynamic range) technology, has a 10-bit extended color range that literally delivers […]

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ClearOne Adds Classroom Functionality to COLLABORATE Space

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ClearOne has added new features to COLLABORATE Space, the company’s cloud collaboration platform. The new features include classroom functionality, multiple screen support and more. The new classroom functionality now found within COLLABORATE Space provides Q&A participation, giving each user electronic “hand raise” capability. There’s also new moderator control over audio and video for all participants, […]

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URC Adds DMX Lighting Control for Up to 512 Channels and 255 Scenes

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Pushing further into ProAV control, URC has announced the integration of Total Control 2.0 with automated lighting systems using the DMX protocol. The new DMX module, available to all authorized Total Control dealers on URC’s dealer portal, allows for two-way control of DMX-based lighting systems from a URC Total Control user interface. Additionally, authorized URC […]

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PixelFLEX Aims New FLEXUltra XT at Studio Applications for LED

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PixelFLEX’s new FLEXUltra XT is specifically for live production. Each panel is 16:9 aspect ratio, available in 1.5mm, 1.9mm and 2.5mm pixel pitch options and includes an impact-resistant COB PixelShield technology to withstand the demands of the production world. Additionally, the front-serviceable modules make it easy to maintain each panel, and the easy Z-Axis adjustments […]

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Bose Pro Delivers First Round of ControlSpace CSP-1248 and CSP-428

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Bose Professional is now shipping its new ControlSpace Commercial Sound Processors — the CSP-1248 and CSP-428 — and three new digital wall controllers. The CSP-1248 and CSP-428 benefit from an onboard CSP configuration utility and browser-based UI that provide a quick-setup workflow. Common tasks are presented in a logical manner, so installers can configure the […]

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New Version of HDMI Correction Tool Debuts from Metra Home Theater Group

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Metra Home Theater Group (MHTG) is introducing the second generation of its HDMI all-in-one correction tool, the HDM-AIO2, at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. This product fixes most of the common HDMI problems that installers experience in today’s home theater systems and now has a smaller footprint and lower price tag, along with a completely redesigned […]

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Vaddio TableMIC Ships for UCC Spaces

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Vaddio is now shipping its new TableMIC microphone using a solid metal base construction, acoustical fabric wrap and padded rubber feet, diminish table vibration noise that other table microphones experience. The top of the TableMIC features a capacitive touch control surface for silent operation. The ability to enable and disable button functionality during configuration can […]

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New AVer PTZ Cameras Are Not Just Aimed at UCC Market

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AVer Information just launched four new professional auto tracking and PTZ cameras aimed at recording, broadcasting and streaming presentations, training sessions and lectures in enterprises, higher education institutions, government agencies and houses of worship. The auto tracking models follow a target speaker automatically so users can let the camera do the work and focus on […]

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New Extron Four-Input, 4K Switcher (Integrated with DTP2 Transmitter) Is Perfect for UCC Systems

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Extron just launched the DTP2 T 204, a four-input switcher with integrated DTP2 transmitter for sending HDMI and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports computer and video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling. This HDCP 2.2-compliant switcher includes many integrator-friendly […]

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ES925 Modular Gooseneck Mics Ship from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica is now shipping its new Engineered Sound line of modular microphone systems with several dozen variations of the ES925 gooseneck microphone. All ES925 modular microphone components are interchangeable with each other, allowing users to configure each microphone system from a choice of three different polar patterns (“C,”/cardioid “H”/hypercardioid and “ML”/MicroLine designations); four power module […]

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Stewart Filmscreen To Be All About Customization at CEDIA Expo 2019

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During CEDIA Expo 2019 in Booth 2304, Stewart Filmscreen will highlight the new Screen Assistant CPQ screen quoting system. Attendees can visit with their specs or prints and leave with a consultation and quote in hand. Stewart Filmscreen will feature masking systems and fabrics for a variety of screen models, from the value-driven Cima brand […]

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ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica has expanded the company’s conferencing/discussion solutions with the ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System. The hybrid design allows hundreds of infrared and wired discussion units to be combined into a single system. The ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System provides 24-bit/48 kHz uncompressed digital audio for natural-sounding voice reproduction, along with a 12-band feedback suppressor that […]

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New Dante Controller with Dante Updater Debuts from Audinate

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Audinate has announced the availability of Dante Controller 4.2.3 with Dante Updater. Dante Updater is a new feature that makes it easy to update firmware in Dante devices. Firmware files are hosted by Audinate so they are always up-to-date. Dante Updater also allows product manufacturers to more easily bring critical updates to customers by making […]

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NSCA Pivot to Profit Sets Agenda

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NSCA has announced the agenda for Pivot to Profit on Sept. 24-25 at Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, Tex. The event kicks off with a discussion — Balancing Innovation with Unprecedented Regulations — led by Cisco Technical Leader Jason Potterf. While it might be too early to write a business plan around emerging applications […]

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Extron Ships DTP2 R 211, an HDCP 2.2-Compliant 4K 4:4:4 Receiver

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Extron is shipping the DTP2 R 211, a twisted pair HDMI receiver that accepts the transmission of HDMI and multichannel audio, as well as bidirectional RS232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. This HDCP 2.2-compliant product accommodates the full 18 Gbps data rate of HDMI 2.0b and […]

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