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.

Christie Will Debut Two 40K Lumen Projectors at InfoComm

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Aimed at rental and stagers, the new Roadie 4K40-RGB laser version projector offers what Christie says is an exceptionally wide color gamut and true-to-life visuals. Similar to the Christie D4K40-RGB, the Roadie doesn’t need external chillers, remote laser racks or special pedestals because everything is incorporated into a single, all-in-one chassis. It has a strengthened […]

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Canon Replaces 4K XEED Projector Line

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Canon Europe today announced the launch of the XEED 4K6021Z — a high brightness, native 4K laser projector, building on the success of the XEED 4K5020Z (which launched in December 2018). Further expanding Canon’s extensive range of 4K solutions, this projector with dual DisplayPort connectivity. Using LCoS, this laser projector is spec’d at 6,000 lumen […]

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Visix Will Debut a Four-Output Signage Player at InfoComm 2019

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Visix will launch a new signage media player in booth 2321 at InfoComm 2019. It uses a small form-factor but can be ordered in two, three or four outputs. The yet-to-be-named new player combines an SFF device with the power and features of a video wall player, allowing display of up to four video streams. […]

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Jetbuilt Releases Version 2 of Its Project Management Software at InfoComm 2019

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Jetbuilt today announces Project Management 2.0 to provide Jetbuilt users with a single, unified platform for sales and project management. This update builds upon Jetbuilt’s original project management platform unveiled in winter 2018 by incorporating valuable feedback received from Jetbuilt users. Jetbuilt will showcase Project Management 2.0 in booth 1135 at InfoComm 2019. Project Management […]

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New Dante Modules from ProCo Sound Debut at InfoComm 2019

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ProCo Sound will use InfoComm to debut its latest Dante AoD I/O Modules, including new Dropboxes and Wall Plates in three input/output configurations in booth 5260). ProCo’s offerings include its AoDST-4XF (four inputs), AoDST-2XT2XM (two inputs/two outputs) and AoDST-4XM (four outputs) AoD I/O Dropboxes, which are enclosed in rugged aluminum extrusion stage boxes. Power is […]

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Marshall Electronics to Debut VS-PTC-IP PTZ Camera Controller at InfoComm 2019

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Marshall Electronics will be debuting its new VS-PTC-IP PTZ Camera Controller at the 2019 InfoComm Show (Booth 3725). Used for live event production and content creation in houses of worship, education, pro AV, broadcast and other PTZ applications, the VS-PTC-IP controller is designed to operate across multiple camera protocols on a single network. The controller […]

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New LookThru Transparent Display from Leyard and Planar Uses OLED

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Leyard and Planar are introducing Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display, which leverages the latest in transparent organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology to provide a self-emitting transparent display for true see-through installations without the need for backlighting or enclosures. The new Planar LookThru display builds on the frameless glass design of the original version, enabling customers […]

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MSE Audio to Debut SoundTube TS81-EZ Tile Speaker at InfoComm

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MSE Audio’s SoundTube Entertainment group will announce the SoundTube TS81-EZ Drop-In Tile Speaker designed to fit within standard 2×2 ceiling tile systems. The TS81-EZ will debut in booth 6069 at InfoComm 2019. The TS81-EZ from SoundTube Entertainment is an 8-inch coaxial drop-in ceiling tile speaker featuring a built-in transformer that can be wired to 25-volt, […]

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New Middle Atlantic L7 Series Lecterns Are Height-Adjustable and ADA-Compliant

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Middle Atlantic Products is now shipping the height-adjustable L7 Series Lectern. The lectern unites innovative engineering and stylish design in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to meet the needs of any user in any learning space. This is the first lectern to visually transform presentation spaces while delivering the ergonomic flexibility essential […]

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NewTek NDI Added to Vaddio RoboSHOT Elite Camera

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Vaddio has added the Newtek NDI to its RoboSHOT 30E PTZ Camera thus, allowing cameras to automatically detect and communicate with one another over IP, enabling video workflows across Ethernet networks. The RoboSHOT 30E NDI Camera is a recognizable video source by other NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard local area network. In […]

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Catch DSF Board Member Laura Davis-Taylor at InfoComm 2019

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We are excited to announce that DSF board member, co-founder of HighStreet Collective Retail and digital signage guru Laura-Davis Taylor will be continuing the popular #DSFLive interview series with rAVe [PUBS] at InfoComm 2019. Laura will walk the show floor to conduct interviews with exhibitors that have interesting and innovative digital signage products and solutions […]

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Visix Will Add Voice to Wayfinding Digital Signage at InfoComm 2019

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Visix will premiere its new voice-activated wayfinding in booth 2321 at InfoComm 2019. The new offering expands the company’s digital signage design services to include voice-user interface (VUI) options. VUI will be showcased in the booth in a wayfinding project for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A voice-user interface uses speech recognition to understand spoken […]

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Control4 Delivers All-New OS

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Control4 Corporation today announced Control4 Smart Home OS 3. Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is an IoT platform-based control system designed to unify hundreds of connected devices within the home, control them all from a single interface. Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is designed to simplify the use of many connected devices throughout the home […]

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Cablecast to Debut Online and OTT Publishing at InfoComm 2019

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Cablecast Community Media is heading to InfoComm 2019 with an efficient new solution that lets video producers easily build a library of VOD and live-streaming content, presenting it attractively in controlled, customizable interfaces for online or OTT viewing. Cablecast will demonstrate the automated offering in the booth (number 333) of fellow Tightrope Media Systems division […]

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ZyPer4K HDMI Encoder Will Add Loop-Out at InfoComm 2019

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ZeeVee is introducing the ZyPer4K encoder with switchable dual HDMI inputs and an HDMI loop-out at InfoComm 2019. The new model enables users to switch between input sources, with an additional HDMI loop-out port that provides monitoring of the first HDMI input source to a local monitor or the streaming of this content to mobile […]

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Almo’s Rob Ziv Named 2019 AVIXA CTS Holder of the Year

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Almo Professional A/Vtoday announced that Rob Ziv, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, DSCE, director of business development for Almo Professional A/V, has been named 2019 CTS Holder of the Year by AVIXA. All AVIXA honorees are being recognized in a ceremony on the InfoComm 2019 Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. on […]

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Cybersecurity and the Problem with OEMs

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Last year, Crestron was the focus of some cyber activists who found vulnerabilities in Crestron touch controllers that could theoretically allow someone to use touch screens to spy on the person in the same room. This was covered in a class at a hacktivist conference called DEFCON and subsequently was written up in WIRED Magazine. […]

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Pliant Technologies Uses InfoComm to Debut MicroCom

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Pliant Technologies will debut its newest wireless intercom system, MicroCom, at InfoComm 2019 (Booth 5447). MicroCom offers a simple, entry-level priced wireless intercom solution in 900MHz (where legal). MicroCom provides single channel, full-duplex, multi-user intercom for applications where high-quality audio, excellent range and low-cost are needed. MicroCom is a compact, economical wireless intercom that is […]

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KanexPro’s New HDBaseT Kit Designed for Education Market

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KanexPro has announced the HDBaseTTM Kit (WP-EDUKIT4K), featuring a wallplate HDBaseT transmitter, HDBaseT receiver and wall plate control panel. Aimed at the K-12 educational ma rket, the HDBaseT Kit will debut in booth 1367 at InfoComm 2019 from June 14-16, 2019. The KanexPro HDBaseT Kit (WP-EDUKIT4K) enables connectivity and control for projectors, smart boards, microphones, […]

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MSE Audio to Debut RS1201 Subwoofer at InfoComm

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MSE Audio has announced the RS1201 Subwoofer from SoundTube Entertainment, designed for indoor and outdoor in-ceiling installations. The RS1201 Subwoofer will be featured in booth 6069 at InfoComm 2019. SoundTube Entertainment’s RS1201 Subwoofer is a 12-inch hanging, open-ceiling speaker boasting a 4-ohm impedance and 70/100V loads and 39 to 200 Hz frequency response. Featuring patented […]

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4K QuadVision Scaler-Switcher and Multiviewer Debuts from Calibre

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The Calibre 4K QuadVision HDMI 4K scaler-switcher with multiviewer and matrix output modes is designed for control rooms, videoconferencing, collaboration spaces, boardrooms, education, eSports and gaming. With support for 4K@60 4:4:4 video and HDMI bandwidth of 600MHz, the 4K QuadVision is compliant with HDCP1.X/2.2. It provides four HDMI2.0 input ports and two HDMI output ports, […]

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Barco’s New XT Series Indoor LEDs Are Wall-Mountable, 16:9, Feature Pixel Pitches from 0.9 to 1.99mm

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Barco just launched its newest LED series, dubbed the XT Series. The XT series is aimed at indoor applications including meeting rooms, lobbies and visitor centers, boardrooms, television studios, design centers and control rooms. Each cube is a native 16:9 aspect ratio, which does make it easier to make HD or UHD (4k) screens. It […]

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Yamaha Unified Debuts YAI-1 XL Bundle for UCC

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Yamaha Unified Communications has broadened its offering of bundled professional audio conferencing solutions specifically engineered for installation out of the box into boardrooms and large conference rooms utilizing UC applications. Now organizations can select the YAI-1 with up to eight Executive Elite wireless microphones or the new YAI-1 XL with up to 16 microphones. Both […]

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Control4 Intros 14 New Triad Distributed Speakers

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Control4 Corporation has announced new Triad Distributed Audio Series multi-room audio loudspeakers, with 14 models in different sizes and configurations engineered with builders, contractors and homeowners in mind. Distributed Audio Series speakers feature pivoting tweeters and vary in size as well as in-wall and in-ceiling installation configurations. All models ship with a white, round, low-profile […]

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Barix to Update RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Platform to InfoComm 2019

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Barix is enhancing its RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Platform and will launch a new version in booth 5457 at InfoComm 2019. The scalable RetailPlayer solution enables retail, hospitality and corporate customers to easily stream background music and messages to any number of locations over the internet. Robust hardware playout devices at each receiving site feature […]

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Atlona Amplifies Omega Series with New Multi-Format Switcher

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Atlona today adds another important layer to its rapidly-growing Omega Series of switching, extension and video processing solutions for modern AV communications and collaboration. The AT-OME-MS42 is 4×2 matrix switcher that delivers exceptional performance and value for 4K/UHD presentation and video conferencing applications in small-to-medium AV environments, including meeting rooms, conference rooms, and lecture halls. […]

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Extron Updates Design Guide for Learning Environments

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Extron just released of the latest AV Technology for Learning Environments design guide. This guide is a practical resource for AV technology and its integration within classrooms, huddle spaces, lecture halls, meeting areas, multipurpose rooms and more. Covering a wide variety of subjects, the updated design guide provides information that any decision maker or designer […]

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New AtlasIED IED570C-H GLOBALCOM Digital Communication Station Debuts

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AtlasIED just launched the new IED570C-H touch screen mic station. Officially debuting at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, the IED570 Digital Communication Station allows the global airport community to update the company’s legacy button mic station to an HD touch screen. Fully programmable via the touch screen, the IED570 mic station eliminates the need for airline […]

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New Commercial-Grade Networking Line from Luxul to Debut at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, taking place June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla., Luxul will showcase its latest family of Gigabit switches designed for AV over IP applications at the Legrand | AV Commercial Solutions booth 2500. Luxul’s newest 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 AMS-1816P and 12-port/8 PoE+ XMS-1208P managed Gigabit switches, featuring self-healing with PoE auto-recovery and PoE power […]

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Mersive Integrates Carousel Digital Signage

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Carousel Digital Signage has added media player support for Mersive Solstice, allowing users to simplify the management of digital signage content in meeting spaces and other corporate AV environments. Officially launched at InfoComm 2019, Carousel provides Solstice users a toolset to output HTML-based signage content to Solstice-enabled displays in huddle rooms, conference rooms, lecture halls […]

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