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.

BrightSign Media Players Work in Freezing and Desert-Like Temps

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BrightSign today announced that its Series 4 players are certified for use in temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius. At launch, BrightSign’s Series 4 players were rated for use in temperatures up to 70 C – a feat achieved via BrightSign’s patented, heat-dissipating, anodized aluminum case design. This recent certification for low-temperature use establishes […]

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Chief Expands Impact Series to Include Bolt Down Solutions

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Chief is launching new digital signage enclosures at DSE. The Impact Bolt Down Portrait Floor Standing Kiosks provide an aesthetic solution for enclosing displays in open areas. Designed with no exposed fasteners while maintaining full access and serviceability. Our exclusive design keeps the display mounted to the frame when opened. Keyed locking security keeps displays […]

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Bose Professional Ships ControlSpace Engineered Sound Processors

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Bose Professional is now shipping its four recently introduced ControlSpace engineered sound processors: ESP-880A, ESP-880AD, ESP-1240A and ESP-1240AD (the “A” designation indicates Bose AmpLink connectivity and the “AD” designation indicates both AmpLink and Dante connectivity). These open-architecture DSPs offer enhanced flexibility for a wide variety of applications — from small, self-contained projects to large, networked […]

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BrightSign Unveils Plans for DSE 2019, Will Demo New BSN.cloud Platform for the First Time in the U.S.

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BrightSign LLC today unveiled its plans for Digital Signage Expo 2019 (DSE), which takes place March 27th and 28th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company’s technology will power rich digital experiences in BrightSign’s booth and across the show floor. “To demonstrate the full potential of our hardware and software, there’s nothing more effective […]

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Black Box Active Optical Cables Debut

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Black Box Corporation today introduced its Active Optical Cable product range, which enables transmission of 4K video and audio with resolutions up to 4K at 60 Hz 4:4:4 and DisplayPort signals with resolutions up to 8K @ 60 Hz 4:4:4 for more than 200 meters (7680×4320 at 60 Hz or 32.4 Gbps). In addition, supporting […]

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Roland Releases iPad App and Update for V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer

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Roland is introducing the dedicated V-02HD Remote iPad control app for operation. With system software Ver.1.10 and above, V-02HD Remote turns an iPad into a touch interface for the V-02HD. The V-02HD Remote iPad app allows switching function operation, virtual fader audio mixing and quick access to settings and effects parameters. Up to eight custom […]

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BlueJeans and Dolby Partner, Simplify Purchasing with Rooms-as-a-Service

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Blue Jeans Network, Inc. today announced its plan to offer BlueJeans Rooms-as-a-Service featuring Dolby Voice Room in the near future. BlueJeans Rooms-as-a-Service featuring Dolby Voice Room will be a new service-based subscription model for quickly adopting Dolby’s hardware with BlueJeans’ enterprise-grade cloud meetings platform. The Room-as-a-Service model provides IT decision makers with the benefits of […]

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Nectar Intros Next-Generation Monitoring and Reporting Platform for Real-Time Collaboration

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Nectar Services today at Enterprise Connect launched its Nectar 10 solution, the most powerful and easy-to-use performance management, monitoring, diagnostics and reporting platform. The solution is purpose-built for the unique characteristics of voice, video and real-time collaboration applications, and enables enterprise businesses and managed service providers to harness the power of the cloud to streamline […]

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Plantronics and Polycom to Become One Company with New Name: Poly

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Plantronics today announced that the company will transform into a new company called Poly. In explaining the new name, their press release explained that Poly, which means “many,” leverages the legendary audio and video expertise of Plantronics and Polycom and its breadth of smart endpoints that connect across and between unified communications platforms to reduce […]

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Bose Pro PowerShare Amps with Dante Connectivity Ship

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Bose Professional is now shipping the two newest models in its line of PowerShare adaptable power amplifiers: the PS604D (600 watts divisible into four channels) and PS404D (400 watts divisible into four channels) featuring Dante networking capability. Both new amplifiers support four audio input channels from a Dante network, have the ability to mix onboard […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications to Demo First SIP-Compatible Video Sound Bar at Enterprise Connect

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Yamaha Unified Communications has announced that it will show the CS-700 SIP Video Sound Collaboration System at Enterprise Connect. Yamaha says that the CS-700 SIP is the first video sound bar to integrate PBX and UC applications to deliver audio from all communication channels and address video and collaboration requirements from one device. The CS-700 […]

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Extron Debuts Full-Featured AV Control with Integrated Dolby Audio Conference Phone

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Extron today announced it will work with Dolby on enabling the Dolby Conference Phone to operate seamlessly with the Extron Pro Series AV control solutions. This extends Extron control capabilities to the Dolby Conference Phone, providing complete AV and conferencing control for the modern meeting space. When incorporated with an Extron Pro Series control system, […]

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Extron Now Shipping eBUS Partition Sensor Set for Divisible Rooms

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Extron is shipping the ECM S10, a transmitter and receiver partition sensor set for Extron eBUS-enabled control systems and other devices that feature a digital I/O port. The set connects to an IPCP Pro control processor and uses an infrared beam to sense the position of a movable partition wall within divisible rooms. The position […]

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Vaddio Intros Next Generation of Professional PTZ Cameras

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Vaddio recently launched the RoboSHOT Elite Series of professional PTZ cameras, designed for university lecture halls, houses of worship, government chambers, corporate meeting rooms and UCC environments. RoboSHOT Elite Series cameras use a 1/2.5 Type Exmor R generation CMOS image sensor to deliver 8.5 megapixels of 1080p/60 video and more powerful image signal processing. This […]

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Earthworks Ships the IMDL1 Directional Boundary Microphone

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The Earthworks IMDL1 directional boundary microphones, designed for permanent installation, are now shipping. Featuring a new audio and mechanical design, the phantom-powered IMDL1 offers what the company says is exceptional speech intelligibility and unobtrusive appearance for table installations. The IMDL1 comes in a black or stainless steel finish and features the LumiComm Touch Ring, which consists […]

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ClearOne Combines New Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile and DSP Mixer Technology in New Collaboration Solution

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ClearOne today announced that the COLLABORATE Live 1000 system now includes the company’s new Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile (BMA CT). Designed for large conferencing space environments, it includes audio and video connectivity, interactive whiteboarding, presentation, recording, streaming and cloud connectivity — all in one. Designed for large-sized boardrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, lecture halls, courtrooms, […]

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Starlite Media Takes Its Retail Ad Displays Digital, Ramps Up for Programmatic with Broadsign

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Broadsign and OOH advertising service provider Starlite Media are teaming up to transform out-of-home advertising in grocery stores and retail centers. Starlite has begun deploying the complete Broadsign Platform to convert its growing network of 6000 static outdoor ad displays to free-standing digital units and scale quickly with programmatic capabilities. Spread throughout prime in-person transaction […]

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Quanmax Launches A Kaby Lake Based 1U Short-depth Rackmount Server for Video Streaming Applications

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Quanmax just launched the RAK-110S, for video stream analytics or recording in security surveillance and business process monitoring, long-distance learning, long-distance medicine or other video streaming applications. Besides Intel’s high-performance Kaby Lake-S computing platform and high-speed DDR4 memory interface, RAK-110S also has Intel’s 7th-generation integrated graphics processor incorporated into the processor package to handle a […]

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Navori to Unveil QL 2.1 Digital Signage Software at DSE 2019

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Navori will launch QL 2.1 software at Digital Signage Expo, incorporating a host of new features that capture the trend of greater intelligence in digital signage today. The updates allow customers to take advantage of data integration and high-resolution image processing, while also making digital signage easier to control and manage directly from the software. […]

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Cobalt Digital Offers Encoding, Processing Options for Worship Market

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Cobalt Digital will debut card-based terminal equipment for the openGear platform to address the broadcast, webcast and campus video transport needs of worship media professionals. For sharing video across campus or between different campuses, the new RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport) protocol can be used for low latency and high fidelity transport of video and […]

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New Crestron DIN-RAIL Climate Controls Debut

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Crestron is now shipping its new DIN-THSTAT DIN Rail Mountable thermostat. Used with Crestron CHV-RTS, CHV-RTHS or CHV-RSS temperature sensors, the DIN-THSTAT provides three-stage heating and cooling, support for three independent remote sensor inputs, a full color LCD display for easy setup and diagnostics and flexible Cresnet communications. The DIN-THSTAT can be installed in an […]

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Extron Ships Ethernet Connected Decorator Series Button Panels

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Extron is now shipping their NBP Decorator Series Network Button Panels, a new product family that brings convenient, easy-to-deploy control to a broad variety of AV applications. Network Button Panels connect to a control processor using standard Ethernet. These customizable, easy-to-use control panels work in conjunction with an IP Link Pro control processor or HC […]

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IBASE Technology Debuts IP68 Waterproof Digital Signage Player for Outdoor Applications

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IBASE Technology just launched its latest SW-101-N waterproof digital signage player designed for both indoor and harsh outdoor environments. This is designed to be a rugged and fanless signage player and it’s integrated with a 1.91GHz Intel Atom Processor E3845 Quad-Core Processor and Intel HD graphics (Gen 7-LP) 4EU. The SW-101-N is built to withstand […]

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Spectrum Industries Debuts AV-Ready Lectern Aimed at Education

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Spectrum Industries just introduced its newest lectern, the SLIM Lectern. The SLIM Lectern is Spectrum’s thinnest lectern that claims to be able to convert any classroom into a lecture hall. Its two shelves can store and hold laptops, iPads and other learning materials and it features AV cutouts and racks for integrating any third-party AV […]

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Announcing New 1 Beyond Automate Multi-Camera Media Processing Solutions

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1 Beyond announces its newest product line — 1 Beyond Automate multi-camera media processing solutions for streaming, recording and video conferencing. Triggered by voice or simple selectable scenarios, the Automate product line automates camera motion and switching in addition to providing multi-window compositing and titling for meetings, conferences, panel discussions, lecture capture, distance learning and […]

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TrueConf Intros White Label Video Conferencing Apps

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TrueConf announced the introduction of white label video conferencing and collaboration apps. The new approach enables customers to fully customize video conferencing apps according to their needs and corporate identity. iOS users will be the first to tap into the next feature. TrueConf has released fully-customizable video conferencing app for iOS. The new offering allows […]

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Carousel Digital Signage to Debut Cloud Version at DSE 2019 Using AppleTV

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Carousel Digital Signage will come to Digital Signage Expo later this month with a renewed message for its broad customer base: Embrace collaboration and keep your content fresh to ensure a true return on investment. At its Digital Signage Expo booth (2627), Carousel Digital Signage will demonstrate its Carousel Cloud platform for the first time, […]

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