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.

Futuresource Consulting Studies Future of Professional Speakers Post-COVID-19

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The market for professional loudspeakers posted global revenues of nearly $3 billion in 2019, an increase of almost 7%, according to the latest professional loudspeaker industry report from Futuresource Consulting. One of the report’s key themes this year was the impact of COVID-19 and its significant effects on forecasts moving forward. The segment most affected […]

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Pure Resonance Audio Intros 3.8″-Deep, Affordable SP8 SoundPlane Ceiling Tile Speaker

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The SP8 SoundPlane ceiling tile speaker is the newest addition to Pure Resonance Audio’s drop tile speakers, adding an affordable drop tile solution. The Pure Resonance Audio SP8 is only 3.9″ deep, making it a good option for suspended ceiling spaces where deeper standard speakers will not fit. This low-profile design fits into standard 2’x2′ […]

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Tabatha O’Connor to Depart CEDIA

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CEDIA announced today that CEDIA President Tabatha O’Connor would depart the organization at the end of her contract in January after an 18-year tenure, during which the industry and CEDIA itself went through much transformation. In 2016, the association integrated its North American and worldwide operations to form a single integrated global organization. In 2017, […]

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Matrox Video Announces Matrox VERO Signal Generator

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Matrox Video today announced Matrox VERO, an ST 2110 signal generator and diagnostic appliance for SMPTE ST 2110-networked environments. Combining an adjustable signal generator, a PCAP recorder, and signal diagnostics integrating EBU LIST into a single appliance, VERO allows broadcasters, system integrators and manufacturers of ST 2110 devices and environments to validate ST 2110 devices […]

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Boston Acoustics Parent Buys Bowers & Wilkins

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Sound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé and Boston Acoustics, made it official that it’s purchased Bowers & Wilkins, the high-end luxury home audio speaker company. “Acquiring Bowers & Wilkins combines its industry-leading acoustic design, engineering and manufacturing expertise in the premium category with Sound United’s scale, technical acumen […]

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AmpliVox Introduces Acrylic Safety Shields for Work Surfaces

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced acrylic safety shields for lecterns, podiums, tables and other work surfaces. The new shields are designed to help protect single individuals or many individuals standing or sitting from airborne virus transmission potentially spread by talking, coughing or sneezing. They are perfect for all conference and meeting rooms, hospitality settings, schools, […]

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DPA Microphones’ 6000 Series Now Has Two Accessories

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DPA Microphones’ 6000 Series of subminiature lavaliers now provides even more versatility with the addition of two new accessories ― an eight-way double clip and a paintable cap. Utilizing the “CORE by DPA” technology in a three-millimeter (0.12 inches) capsule, sound professionals around the world have taken notice of the big sound that comes from […]

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Kaho Theater Utilizes Martin Audio Rigs to Break Into Streaming During COVID-19

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The Kaho Theater in Iizuka City, Fukuoka, has survived many difficulties since the original building appeared in 1922 and along the way this playhouse has been designated a Japanese national registered tangible cultural property. The predecessor of the current Kaho Theatre, Nakaza, was originally opened as an entertainment place for people working in coal mines […]

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Presets for Fulcrum Acoustics Loudspeakers Now Available for Use With Dynacord Electronics

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Fulcrum Acoustic announced that manufacturer presets for the complete portfolio of Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers are now available for use with Dynacord electronics via SONICUE sound system software. This adds flexibility for consultants and integrators designing multibrand systems to align with specific application or budget requirements. A Fulcrum loudspeaker installation can now run on a single […]

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Screen Innovations Adds Manual Box Shade Cassettes to Nano Lineup

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Screen Innovations (SI) widened its Nano product category with the addition of Nano Manual Box shade cassettes. Designed to match the cosmetics of the motorized version of Nano, Nano Manual Box offers integrators and end users the ability to use a combination of less expensive manual shades on smaller ancillary windows like those in a […]

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Optoma Announces New Direct View LED Display

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Optoma today announced its new QUADZilla FHDQ163 Direct View LED display to the U.S. market. Improving upon the FHDQ130 QUAD LED display, the QUADZilla delivers 600 nits and 163-inch imagery with a three-step assembly process that reduces installation time from days to hours. The all-in-one LED display comes precalibrated out of the box, removing the […]

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BOSS Releases New Multi-Effects Pedal Based on GT-1000 Processor

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BOSS just introduced the GT-1000CORE, a new multi-effects pedal based on the flagship GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor. GT-1000CORE houses the complete internal sound processing of the GT-1000 in a single stompbox and a range of premium BOSS amp and effects. Designed for both guitar and bass, GT-1000CORE fits into any pedalboard setup and works well […]

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Bogen Communications Intros Platinum Series Public Address Amplifier

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Bogen Communications has introduced the Platinum Series Public Address Amplifier line. Said to be implementing new engineering and design technology, Bogen has reduced the power demands of the amplifiers and is now offering a greener solution with less power consumption, using a Class D amplifier design (that its specs show weigh less and outputs less […]

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Powersoft Updates ArmoníaPlus Software for Fixed Install Projects

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Powersoft just updated its ArmoníaPlus software for fixed install (FI) projects through a new dedicated Install Skin. Although Live Sound projects in ArmoníaPlus will maintain the same structure from the original version, Install System projects now reflect system integrators’ needs for sources and zones management, allowing the creation of fully customizable user interfaces and controls […]

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Almo Pro A/V Hires Tom Kehr as In-House System Designer and Trainer

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In a move to elevate the availability of exceptional education and design assistance resources, Almo Professional A/V, has hired former AVIXA Senior Staff Instructor Tom Kehr, CTS-D, CTS-I, Network+, ISF-C, LEED green associate, ATD master trainer as an in-house system designer and trainer. In this newly created role, Tom serves as Almo’s full-time system design […]

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RTI Updates Pro Control Line of Home Control Products

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RTI announced updates to its Pro Control line of home control products. The updates include two Pro Control R Series “Plus” packs to simplify ordering, a new User Interface (UI) for the R Series, an update to the ProPanel mobile app and a new website. The new UI has an updated version of the Pro […]

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Epiphan Video Adds New Encoder to Pearl Family

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Epiphan Video’s Pearl family just added the Pearl Nano, a single-channel encoder. Users can also add Pearl Nano onto an existing video production setup to leverage the device’s streaming and recording capabilities. Nano’s broad streaming protocol support includes modern protocols like Secure Reliable Transport (SRT), Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), and HTTP Live Streaming […]

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Da-Lite Launches New Interface and Ethernet Adapter

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Da-Lite has announced the launch of the RS-232 Interface and Ethernet Adapter. The RS-232 Interface is an adapter for low voltage controls used on Da-Lite motorized screens and projector lifts. This RS-232 Interface allows wired remote control of a screen or lift. The Ethernet Adapter for the RS-232 Interface allows the freedom of wired remote […]

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Beyerdynamic Adds Two Microphones to Touring Gear Series

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Beyerdynamic has just added two new microphones to its Touring Gear (TG) series. The dynamic kick-drum microphone TG D70 and the instrument microphone TG I51 use die-cast zinc housing and have a compact design and features that enable them to be used in both the studio and on stage. The second generation of the TG […]

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Legrand’s QMotion Brand Adds Four New Fabric Collections to Portfolio

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Legrand’s Shading and Residential Controls division announced Tuesday that its QMotion brand has added four new fabric collections to its portfolio. Featuring trend-setting colors and textures, the 80 new fabrics perfectly complement any home’s decor. Legrand’s new QMotion fabrics include the room-darkening Verona Daylight and Verona Twilight collections. Available in eight colors and distinguished by […]

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Epson Now Shipping Two Ultra-Short-Throw Projectors for Classrooms, Digital Signage

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Epson announced Tuesday that it is now shipping its entry-level PowerLite 800F aimed at classrooms and PowerLite 805F for digital signage. Epson’s new ultra-short-throw laser solutions are helping increase engagement already in education, retail, entertainment and hospitality environments. These ultra-short-throw projectors offer flexible, 360-degree placement and a full stack of connectivity options including HDBaseT to […]

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Roland Releases Update for Roland Cloud

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Roland released a significant update for Roland Cloud, its collection of authentic Roland software synthesizers and sound libraries. Based on the previously released ZENOLOGY software synth, ZENOLOGY Pro delivers enhanced sound design capabilities with full editing support and access to over 7,000 patches. With Zenbeats 2.0 Ultimate Unlock, Roland’s music creation app becomes part of […]

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Peerless-AV Adds Eight Models to SEAMLESS Kitted Series dvLED Video Wall Mounts

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Peerless-AV has announced eight new dedicated flat-to-wall models to its SEAMLESS Kitted Series of dvLED Video Wall Mounts. The new SEAMLESS Kitted Series Mounting Systems are designed exclusively for leading direct view LED display manufacturers, offering slim, space-saving designs for multiple configurations. With integrated cable management, easy-hang hardware and a lightweight aluminum frame, integrators can […]

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Datapath Partners With Genetec for Video Wall Control and Cloud Monitoring Upgrade

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Datapath has partnered with Genetec to offer a major upgrade both video wall control and cloud monitoring. Genetec focuses in security software and cloud-based services and its flagship offering is its Security Center, is a unified IP-video surveillance, access control and ALPR system. To provide customers with a comprehensive solution, Datapath has fully integrated its […]

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Planar Offers HB Series Huddle Board

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Planar is now offering the Planar HB Series Huddle Board, a line of large-format LCD displays optimized for quick and efficient collaboration. Planar HB Series Huddle Board features a highly responsive touch performance to recognize up to 20 simultaneous touch points from multiple users and an included stylus to accurately capture even the smallest of […]

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DPAA Adds Five Speakers to Video Everywhere Summit Lineup

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DPAA, the global trade marketing association connecting out-of-home media with the advertising community while moving OOH to digital, has added five speakers to its lineup for the annual global Video Everywhere Summit, which will be held as a livestream production over three days from Oct. 13-15, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT each day. This time frame […]

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Axis Communications Launches Feature-Rich Bullet Camera

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Axis Communications launched the AXIS P1455-LE Network Camera, a feature-rich bullet camera offering HDTV 1080p resolution at up to 60 frames per second. Ideal for a wide range of surveillance scenarios, it’s particularly suitable for capturing scenes with lots of motion. Featuring Axis Forensic WDR, this outdoor-ready camera captures high-quality images even when there’s both […]

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HuddleCamHD Releases Two New Electronic PTZ Webcams

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HuddleCamHD announces two new electronic PTZ webcams: The HuddleCamHD Pro (USB 3.0), certified by Zoom Video Communications, and the Pro IP (4K NDI). These 4K webcams, included with an IR remote to control PTZ functions, also have a dual-microphone array and can clamp to a monitor or attach to a tripod. Built into the HuddleCamHD […]

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Parasound Adds New Power Amplifiers to ZoneMaster Line

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Parasound has added a pair of two-channel and four-channel power amplifiers to its ZoneMaster line for professional audio systems installers. The Parasound ZoneMaster ZM 2 and ZM 4 are each channel rated at 150 watts into the typical 4-ohm and 2-ohm loads of architectural speakers, and 120 watts for 8-ohm hi-fi speakers. The Parasound ZoneMaster […]

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Barco and 3D perception Partner for Jet Simulator

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Barco and 3D perception, a designer of turn-key seamless visual display systems, have expanded their partnership with the adoption of Barco’s newest simulation projector for their latest multi-system contract for military jet trainers. “3D perception is recognized throughout our global industry for precision-driven and highly reliable, high-performance display systems,” says Knut Krogstad, CEO of 3D perception. “To […]

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Barix Intros Annuncicom PS Touch Universal Desktop Master Station

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Barix has unveiled the new Annuncicom PS Touch, the company’s newest universal desktop master station for IP intercom, paging and VoIP applications. The successor to the Annuncicom PS16, the Annuncicom PS Touch is for use in new IP-based communications systems or as a drop-in replacement for the PS16 in existing installations of Barix’s Simple Paging […]

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