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.

Studio Technologies Announces Model 5482 Dante Bridge

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Studio Technologies has announced the Model 5482 Dante Bridge bridging up to 64 AoE channels between LANs or Dante domains. Each of the Model 5482’s independent interfaces provide three Gigabit Ethernet network ports, allowing support for both switched and redundant Dante operation along with a separate management network connection. Each “side” of a Model 5482 […]

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Sanus Now Shipping Mounts Designed for Sonos Arc

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SANUS announced that it’s now shipping two new mounts designed specifically for the Sonos Arc. Whether attaching the sound bar to a TV mount or directly to the wall, the flexible solutions allow installers to fine-tune their height and depth to ensure optimal performance for the Arc’s Dolby Atmos speakers. Compatible with most displays from […]

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PPDS Announces Philips T-Line Touch Displays for Education

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PPDS announced the availability of the Philips T-Line — a new range of interactive touch displays designed exclusively for education. First unveiled at ISE 2020 in February, the new Android-powered T-Line integrates an Android-based processor in a 65”, 75”and 86” interactive LCD display. Mounted to the wall like a traditional whiteboard or blackboard, T-Line displays […]

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VESA Sponsors Development of New Test Tool for HDR Displays

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced that it has sponsored the development of a test tool for high dynamic range (HDR) display applications that evaluates the visually lossless performance of video compression codecs. The test tool serves as an extension to the Psychophysics Toolbox (PTB), a free software platform widely used in vision and neuroscience […]

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CEDIA Announces Propel Affinity Program to Connect Members to New Brands

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CEDIA announced the launch of CEDIA Propel, an affinity program designed to connect members to new brands. CEDIA’s integrator members will receive preferential pricing and product training across all brands enrolled in Propel. The Propel program will enable current CEDIA manufacturer members to drive adoption, while also attracting new brands to the CI channel. Propel […]

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Integrate Show to Return to Sydney in 2021

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Diversified Communications Australia just announced that its Integrate Show will return to Sydney in 2021 and for the first time ever, be co-located with the Security Exhibition & Conference — Australia’s largest security industry event. The events will be held simultaneously, this means that the dates and location of Integrate will now be July 21-23 […]

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Vivitek Announces Three New NovoTouch 4K Resolution Panels

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Vivitek has announced three new NovoTouch 4K resolution panels with both wireless collaborative touch and digital signage in one display. Aimed at both corporate and education users, the NovoTouch EK653i, NovoTouch EK753i and the NovoTouch EK863i give users the ability to choose between corporate or education modes and also include a switch between Wireless Collaboration […]

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AVer Information Announces New AI Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming Cameras

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AVer Information announced it has released the TR311 and TR313 AI Auto Tracking PTZ Streaming cameras, the latest in its lineup of artificial intelligence tracking cameras. Building on the TR311HN, the TR311 and the TR313 both include 12x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom to offer the range and picture quality to produce big-time productions. […]

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Environmental Lights Intros RS232 to DMX Converter

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Environmental Lights released its RS232 to DMX Converter Monday. The RS232 to DMX Converter is a tool for AV integrators who want to incorporate low voltage LED lighting into their whole-house control systems. It receives the RS232 signal from the master control system and converts it into a DMX signal which can then be routed […]

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DPA Microphones Upgrades Its 4098 Gooseneck Microphone

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DPA Microphones recently upgraded its 4098 Gooseneck Microphone to include its CORE by DPA technology. With this update, the 4098 CORE mic will join DPA’s other CORE products in offering minimal distortion across the entire dynamic range, increasing audio clarity and openness and further enhancing DPA’s sound. Perfect for both podium and conference room mic’ing, […]

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ARX Systems Launches New USB-Analog Interface

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ARX Systems announced the launch of the USB DI-Q USB-Analog interface; a solution for interfacing and monitoring the playback of audio evidence files in a courtroom or similar environment. The USB DI-Q allows the user to monitor and cue audio files in a closed headphone environment and switch/enable the audio output to a public address/sound […]

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PreSonus Releases New CDL12P Sound-Reinforcement Loudspeaker

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PreSonus’ new CDL12P full-range, constant-directivity, powered sound-reinforcement loudspeaker combines the attributes of point source and line array technology to provide a unique speaker system in sound-reinforcement applications. Its patent-pending constant-directivity design enables it to radiate a focused pattern with consistent SPL throughout the frequency-response range, both on and off-axis. Here’s a video explaining how this […]

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Connecti Releases Software Platform for Education and Hybrid Learning

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Connecti just announced its software platform, designed specifically for education. Connecti is a software solution built to leverage existing PCs in the room to deliver seamless hybrid learning for in-class and remote students. Connecti virtualizes physical teaching tools and makes them available in both software applications (e.g., Zoom and Microsoft Teams) and lecture-capture applications to […]

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Technological Innovations Group Appoints Jon Rhodes as European Sales Director of Unified Communications

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Technological Innovations Group (TIG), the leading sales agency for collaborative smart spaces and enterprise communication services, appointed Jon Rhodes as its new European sales director of unified communications. Leading TIG’s team of UC sales professionals and focusing on the Enterprise product range from Crestron, Jon will be responsible for growing the UC division. The appointment […]

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Marshall Electronics Intros New Rack Monitor With Four High-Resolution Screens

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Marshall Electronics’ new ML-454 Quad 4.5 inch Rack Monitor features four high-resolution screens in only two rack units, making it ideal for fly packs and broadcast trucks. It supports a range of inputs including HDMI, 3G-SDI and composite. Both SDI and composite inputs have active loop through with independent tallies and controls on each screen. […]

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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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