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.

Sony Joins Logitech Collaboration Program

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Sony has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program. Through the program, Sony BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays are combined with Logitech Room Solutions for Zoom Rooms, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. The new one-touch conferencing recommended solution creates an optimized, simple and robust video collaboration. Customers who purchase Logitech video collaboration products with a BRAVIA display receive a purpose-built solution. The one-touch conferencing solution offers […]

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URC Shows Two-Way IP Module for Integration With Home Connect-Enabled Appliances at ISE 2020

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At ISE 2020, URC is showing a two-way IP module for seamless integration with Home Connect-enabled appliances with its Total Control 2.0 system. It’s designed to give homeowners automated routines; for example, their coffee, brewed by Home Connect-enabled appliances, can be ready upon a wake-up alarm going off thanks to seamless integration of URC’s smart […]

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DiGiCo Releases Two New Networked Audio Racks at ISE 2020

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DiGiCo has announced two new I/O racks — the A164D Wall LCD and A168D Stage — for its 4REA4 processing engine for networked audio in installations at this year’s ISE show in Amsterdam. Both racks bring all the connectivity of the original A164 Wall LCD and A168 Stage, but with the additional advantage of Dante […]

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Barco Showcases New SecureStream Streaming Solution at ISE 2020

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Barco has just released SecureStream, a streaming solution designed to allow users to share content outside of a control room. Using a new user interface, control room operators can drag and drop video or data sources into a SecureStream channel, allowing the content to be shared with field staff or remote experts. Barco says SecureStream […]

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Almo Pro A/V Details 2020 E4 Experience

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Almo Pro A/V detailed the 2020 E4 Experience today and thanks to its longstanding education partnership with AVIXA, the E4 Experience continues to be loaded with valuable, career-changing certifications and courses worth CTS Renewal Units (RUs) that are free to attending AV resellers, integrators, consultants and their end users. Highlights for the spring 2020 E4 […]

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Alcons Audio’s CRMS-SRHV Passive Loudspeaker to Officially Launch at ISE 2020

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The CRMS-SRHV from Alcons Audio is a two-way, passive-filtered loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future immersive surround sound formats. Featuring the patented Alcons pro-ribbon driver technology, the CRMS-SRHV combines a benchmark-setting clarity and intelligibility with an unusually high dynamic range, offering a very realistic sound reproduction. Due to the “compressionless” principle […]

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Sonifex to Feature DIO Audiophile Dante Interfaces at ISE 2020

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Sonifex’s new DIO Audiophile Dante Interfaces are plug and play audio interfaces, which provide a convenient method of connecting legacy analog and digital audio equipment to the Dante AoIP audio network. There are nine products in the range which cover mono and stereo analog and AES3 inputs and outputs, together with a microphone amplifier and […]

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SDVoE to Feature Industry Experts at ISE 2020 In-Booth Education Sessions

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At ISE 2020 the SDVoE Alliance will feature industry experts presenting 20-minute, in-booth education sessions on a variety of topics essential for system integrators, designers, consultants and tech managers who want to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, interoperability and cost benefits of the SDVoE platform for networked AV. “As we head into ISE, we’ve […]

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Extron Introduces XMP 240 Expansion Matrix Processor

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Extron just introduced the XMP 240 Expansion Matrix Processor, featuring an extensive mix matrix with 24 channels of AEC and 48×48 Dante connectivity in only a half-rack space. The XMP 240 can also be used standalone for matrix processing in an all network audio system. When connected to a DMP Plus Series processor via Dante […]

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BrightSign Will Ship BSN.cloud With CMS Partners

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BrightSign is announcing it will ship BSN.cloud with more than a dozen leading CMS partners integrated into its network management platform being launched at ISE 2020 (8-E200). In the first week of February, BSN.cloud will be publicly available, and the CMS partners will be selectable from a drop-down list within the BSN.cloud UI during player […]

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Sonifex Releases Three New Multi-Channel Dante Audio Interfaces

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Sonifex has released three multi-channel Dante audio interfaces that convert balanced analog audio line inputs and outputs to Dante AoIP. The range consists of three products: AVN-AIO4, AVN-AIO8 and the AVN-AO16. The AVN-AIO4 four-input, four-output Dante interface provides four analog audio inputs and four analog audio outputs on Neutrik XLR connectors. Similarly, the AVN-AIO8 eight-input, […]

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Uteology Announces U-Automate Automation Tool

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Utelogy Corporation today announced its automation tool, U-Automate. This module delivers the Room Readiness feature, which enables IT teams to remotely validate the readiness of all connected devices, sensors, etc., in its workspaces. Utelogy’s management portal, U-Manage, released last year, allows operations teams to drill down to see device metrics, documents and events for all […]

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ClearOne Showcases New Touch-Panel Controller at ISE 2020

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The newest Touch-Panel Controller from ClearOne will be showcased at ISE 2020 at Booth #11-D130 in the RAI Centre in Amsterdam. The 10-inch touch-screen device, designed for ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 audio DSP mixers as well as COLLABORATE Live video conferencing room systems, is aimed at UCC applications. Paired with CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP mixers, […]

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ELAN Ships SC-100 System Controller

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ELAN said its SC-100 System Controller is finally shipping. AS an entry-level controller, it is designed for smaller installations or where single-point control is required for media, climate, lighting and other simple tasks but it’s powered by a quadcore processor and can also be deployed as an intelligent extender for larger ELAN installations. The ELAN […]

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Ashly Audio Adds AW Series On-Wall Speakers, IS Series Dual-Impedence Column Speakers

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Ashly Audio is expanding its product line with two new speaker lines. The new AW Series On-Wall Speakers and IS Series Dual-Impedance Column Speakers, as well as the existing SP Subwoofer will be on display at stand 3-C100 at ISE 2020. Ashly Audio’s AW Series speakers provide on-wall speaker solutions for installations where intelligibility of both speech […]

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Extron Launches IPCP Pro xi Series Control Processors

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Extron just launched the IPCP Pro xi Series control processors focused on ultra-fast, dependable and secure applications. With what Extron says is up to four times more memory and significantly-enhanced processing power for increased deployment speeds and improved runtime functionality, this new series is designed to excel in demanding AV applications. In addition to increases […]

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Logitech Intros Zone Wired Headset for Personal Collaboration

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Logitech announced it’s expanding its video conferencing solutions for the entire work environment and enhancing the personal workspace with its upcoming Zone Wired headset. Expanding the Logitech personal collaboration portfolio, Zone Wired joins Zone Wireless, both available in a Unified Communications (UC) and Certified Microsoft Teams version. You can use the headset with popular calling […]

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QSC Intros AD-P.HALO Pendant SUB/SAT Loudspeaker at ISE 2020

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QSC is introducing at ISE 2020 the AD-P.HALO, an integrated SUB/SAT pendant loudspeaker system as part of the AcousticDesign Series. It features an integrated 6.5” subwoofer and four 2.75″ transducers in a single enclosure. The AD-P.HALO brings high-performance output and enhanced musicality for background music applications, such as high-end retail and hospitality, where music inspires […]

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Kramer to Intro KIT-400 Switchable 4K HDBaseT Transmitter/Receiver at ISE 2020

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Making its debut at ISE 2020, Kramer will introduce the KIT-400, a new switchable transmitter and receiver that provides 4K power and flexibility to today’s meeting spaces. Kramer says its KIT-400 brings a wealth of benefits to the end user, including connecting to a wireless device and the ability to store pre-defined room setups, letting […]

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Mersive’s Solstice Integrates Signagelive

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Mersive’s Solstice has integrated Signagelive to manage digital signage content while your meeting room or huddle space display is not in use. Simply replace your Solstice default image content with Signagelive’s Browser player URL and publish content using the comprehensive features included. With no additional hardware, Signagelive’s Web Content Licence can be used to deliver […]

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APG to Launch iX Series of Fixed Installation Speakers

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APG will officially launch its new iX series at the ISE trade show (Amsterdam, 11th-14th February 2020) in Hall 3, Stand B120. Including a full line of fixed installation speakers, the new iX range uses non-diffraction acoustic baffling that allows pure source directivity. For some of the iX models, APG has created coaxial devices that […]

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Audinate Ships Dante AV Product Design Suite in Q1 2020

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Audinate today announced that the new Dante AV Product Design Suite (“Dante AV PDS”) will be shipping in Q1 2020 to manufacturers who have ordered it to develop AV-over-IP products that employ Dante AV technology. The Dante AV Product Design Suite is a complete turnkey recipe allowing OEMs to build a high-quality AV over IP endpoint […]

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Kramer Debuts KDS-10 H.264/H.265 Transceiver for Streaming Video Content

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Kramer just debuted the KDS-10 H.264/H.265 4K60 (4:4:4) transceiver that includes Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture display for streaming video content. The KDS-10 is equipped with H.265 high-efficiency video coding (HEVC), which uses approximately 50% less bandwidth than H.264. This video compression standard enables AV professionals to deliver 4K streaming over IP more efficiently and reliably. It […]

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AVI Systems’ Dascom Team Adds Max Kopsho

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Dascom just announced that Max Kopsho has joined its Dascom Systems Group an executive account manager focused on AV/IP business development. With more than 30 years’ experience working at Legrand, Barco, Kramer, Christie and the U.S. Army, Kopsho has enjoyed many directing roles in sales, program management, business development and technical operations. Kopsho brings extensive […]

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Audio-Technica Expands 3000 Series Wireless Systems

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Audio-Technica announced the expansion of its acclaimed 3000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless Systems with the addition of a network port, which now allows network control and monitoring along with the same features as standard 3000 Series components. Expanding on the functionality of the standard 3000 Series Wireless System, the new network control and […]

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AVI-SPL Announces Launch of Symphony v4.9

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AVI-SPL has announced the launch of Symphony v4.9. With a focus on deployment acceleration and more intuitive user experience design, Symphony v4.9 enables organizations around the world to proactively monitor and control their collaboration technology estate quicker and easier. AVI-SPL Symphony provides access to integrated end-to-end workflows, intuitive single-pane view, and increases actionable business intelligence. […]

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Marshall Electronics to Debut Three IP Cameras At ISE 2020

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Marshall Electronics will debut three new IP cameras, the CV630-IP PTZ camera, the CV420-30X-IP camera and the CV355-30X-IP camera at ISE 2020 (stand 11-D150). The CV630-IP PTZ Camera is 4K Ultra HD output at 30fps and 1080p output at 60fps; the CV420-30X-IP is 4K (3840x2160p) resolution at 60fps through simultaneous HDMI and IP streams; and […]

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LG Business Solutions Intros XS4F Series of Window-Facing Displays

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a new series of 4,000-nit high-brightness displays specifically designed for visibility in window-facing installations. Featuring a thin profile, slim bezels and smart brightness control with ambient light detection and technology that allows visibility through polarized sunglasses, the LG XS4F series of 1080p displays deliver superior performance in bright and sun-lit […]

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Sonifex to Debut 3G/HD/SD-SDI to Dante Embedder

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At ISE 2020, Sonifex will debut the AVN-DIO10, a 3G/HD/SD-SDI to Dante Embedder/De-Embedder in a single product solution. This is an AV interface that provides conversions of 3G/HD/SD-SDI to the Dante AoIP audio network. The AVN-DIO10 takes any SDI feed, de-embeds the 16 audio channels and places them on channels 1 to 16 of the […]

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Atlona Intros AT-OME-MS52W 5×2 Matrix Switcher

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Atlona has introduced the AT-OME-MS52W 5×2 matrix switcher. Combining wired and wireless AV input support with USB extension and user features such as automatic input selection and display control. The OME-MS52W’s wired connections include HDMI, DisplayPort and USB-C inputs alongside mirrored or matrixed HDBaseT and HDMI outputs. The USB-C port provides adapter-free AV input from […]

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