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.

Extron Releases Furniture-Mountable Cable Cubby Enclosure With Integrated Network Button Panel

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Extron has announced the availability of the NBP 1200C, a furniture-mountable Cable Cubby enclosure with a Network Button Panel integrated directly into the lid. It combines AV control, connectivity and power, and works with all Extron Pro Series control systems and HC 400 Series products. This customizable control panel works with a control processor to […]

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Roland Expands Roland Cloud, Adds ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer

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Roland today announced the largest expansion yet to Roland Cloud, the company’s cloud-based platform of more than 50 Roland software synthesizers and sound libraries. The expansion moves the platform to the company’s primary “roland.com” website and welcomes the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, a “virtualized ZEN-Core” plug-in instrument that will change the relationship that hardware and software […]

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Atlantic Technology Ships FS Series Wireless Powered Subs

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Atlantic Technology is shipping the FS Series wireless powered subwoofers, two new slim elegant compact subwoofers that deliver bass to any TV, soundbar or audio system. By using low-latency SKAA wireless audio technology these subs seamlessly work with Atlantic Technology’s line of wireless multi-room SKAA speakers, soundbars and amps as well any other brand of […]

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PS Audio Now Shipping Hybrid-Design Power Amplifier

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PS Audio will begin shipping its new Stellar M1200 power amplifier in June 2020. The monoblock M1200 features a hybrid design that combines a tube input stage with a customized ICE Edge output stage and delivers 1200 watts (into 4 ohms, 800 watts into 8 ohms). The M1200 uses a 12AU7 vacuum tube at its […]

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Panasonic Releases HDR Studio Camera Addition to AK Series

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In an expansion to its AK series studio/field camera line, Panasonic has announced the entry-level AK-HC3900GJ/GSJ 1080p HDR studio camera system, which will be upgradable to native 4K@60Hz or 4K@50Hz. The AK-HC3900G includes a full simultaneous HDR/SDR feature set, expanded multi-format capability (1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97PsF, 25PsF, 23.98PsF; 720: 59.94p/50p) and future optional […]

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AVer Has a New Solution for Sharing Content in Conference Rooms

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AVer has launched the $1,000 AW200 4K Wireless Presentation System for sharing content in conference rooms or as a stand-alone wireless presentation system in an existing network. The AW200 includes a main receiver and two transmitter pods that enable wireless or wired streaming of media at up to 4K resolution with WPA2-PSK Wi-Fi security. The […]

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Ross Video Updates Its Range of Camera Motion Systems

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Ross Video announced several updates to its range of camera motion systems that boost live production creativity. First, Ross is launching a new inverted S2 Lift for the Furio SkyDolly ceiling-mounted rail-based robotic camera system. Based on the floor-mounted Furio solution, Furio SkyDolly provides dramatic and dynamic camera motion shots from above. The S2 Lift […]

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QSC Announces Availability of Dante for Q-SYS

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QSC has announced the availability of software-based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As part of its partnership with Audinate, these feature licenses allow integrators to enable Dante networked audio integration on Q-SYS Core 110f processors running Q-SYS Designer Software v8.3.1 or higher. This software implementation eliminates the need for additional hardware I/O to integrate Dante […]

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Crestron Adds Crestron Flex MX, a New UCC Appliance for BYOD or Native Microsoft Teams, Zoom Rooms

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Crestron’s new Flex MX is a UCC appliance that offers both native and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) capability. Crestron Flex MX allows companies to run native Microsoft Teams (UC-MX150-T) or Zoom Rooms (UC-MX150-Z) software or switch to BYOD mode for all other conferencing software. For organizations standardized on Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms, Flex MX delivers those […]

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T1V Intros T1V Hub, a Stand-alone Wireless Screen-Sharing Device

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T1V just launched T1V Hub (‘Hub’), its first stand-alone wireless screen sharing device, aimed at enterprise and education customers. The Hub leverages T1V’s AirConnect mobile app — a free download available to all Hub users — to enable meeting participants to connect and share content from their desktop and mobile devices. Output is 4K (3840×2160) […]

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QSC Debuts Two New Loudspeakers — Both Shipping Now

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QSC is now shipping two new loudspeakers — the AD-P.HALO, an integrated SUB/SAT pendant loudspeaker system, and the AC-C2T-LP, a low-profile ceiling-mount full-range loudspeaker. As part of the AcousticDesign Series, AD-P.HALO features an integrated 6.5” subwoofer and four 2.75” transducers in a single pendant-mount enclosure. The AD-P.HALO is designed for high-end retail or hospitality. At […]

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ShowMeCables Lanches Multi-Fiber Push On Breakout Cables

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ShowMeCables has launched a new line of Multi-Fiber Push On (MPO) breakout cables that allow for the redistribution of various optical fibers to individual devices without additional networking equipment. ShowMeCables’ new MPO fanout cables are offered in OM3 and OM4 models with eight or 24 fibers and an OM5 version with eight,12 or 24 fibers. […]

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1 Beyond Adds Zoom Rooms Room Control

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1 Beyond has announced Zoom Rooms Room Controls for 1 Beyond cameras and multi-camera solutions, allowing users to change or turn on/off 1 Beyond automation features from the interface on the Zoom Room Controller (an iPad or tablet). 1 Beyond intelligent tracking cameras and smart switching systems create an enhanced Zoom meeting experience, allowing presenters […]

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disguise Debuts r17.2, a Software for Remote Virtual Experiences

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disguise today debuted its latest software release, r17.2. disguise r17.2 introduces improvements to help users optimize their workflow at home such as Application Mode and devise new concepts to connect with audiences online with Augmented Reality and 360 video. A key new addition in r17.2 is the ability to run disguise’s Designer software in ‘Application […]

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NanoLumens Upgrades Performance LED Display Series

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NanoLumens today announced a series of product upgrades to its outdoor Performance Series line of LED displays. Announced upgrades include the addition of two new pixel pitches, at 3.1 millimeters and 3.9 millimeters, to complement the product line’s existing range of pitches. Another major change to the product line is the shift from using steel […]

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Extron Adds Two New Audio Power Amplifiers

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Extron has introduced the XPA U 1004 SB and XPA U 2002 SB ENERGY STAR-qualified audio power amplifiers, which feature flexible channel pairs that can drive 8-ohm, 4-ohm, 70-volt or 100-volt loads. The individually bridgeable channel pairs of the XPA U 1004 SB can deliver two 100 watt channels into low impedance systems or one […]

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IHSE Intros NV42 Series MultiViewer for DisplayPort 4K60

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IHSE today announced the launch of the MV42 Series MultiViewer for DisplayPort 4K60. The MV42 is a four-port multiview display processor that combines a 4K60 multi-image video processor with remote keyboard/mouse control. Two models are offered, supporting either a single-head 4K DisplayPort output or dual-head 4K Display outputs. The units can display and control up […]

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VESA Releases DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 Standard

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced that it has released version 2.0 of the DisplayPort Alternate Mode (“Alt Mode”) standard. DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 provides seamless interoperability with the new USB4 specification published by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), and fully enables all of the features in the latest version of the DisplayPort […]

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Hitachi Debuts New 8K Dockable Camera With OPF CMOS

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Hitachi Kokusai Electric America (Hitachi Kokusai) just debuted its SK-UHD8060B dockable 8K UHDTV camera. The company’s fifth-generation 8K acquisition solution, the SK-UHD8060B combines the features of previous Hitachi 8K models with a new organic photoconductive CMOS image sensor to capture 8K video with expanded dynamic range. Existing 8K camera sensors have been limited in their […]

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Ross Video Launches XPression V10 Production Platform

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Ross Video has announced the launch of XPression V10, a live-production news, weather, sports and esports platform for production. V10 includes a fully rewritten, multi-threaded video codec that supports UHD, HDR and Wide Colour Gamut. This new software (i.e. not hardware dependent) codec adds support for ten-bit video files and is backward compatible with older […]

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Harman, Peavey, Luminex, d&b and Powersoft All Achieve EN 54-16 Certification Together

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In a unique audio industry initiative, five leading professional audio manufacturers have achieved the first-ever multi-manufacturer voice alarm solution fully compliant with EN 54-16. This initiative is open to all manufacturers interested in offering EN 54-16 compliance, proving that it is no longer necessary to source EN 54-compliant voice alarm solutions from a single manufacturer. […]

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Ashly Audio Ships Integrated Mixer Amp

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Ashly Audio’s new integrated mixer amp solution, the mXa-1502, is now shipping worldwide. The mXa-1502 brings four zones of mixing and DSP, two 150-watt amplifiers and programmable mic preamps all in a single, compact, rack-mountable unit that. Combined with Ashly’s new AquaControl software, the mXa-1502 allows integrators to install faster, add professional audio to more […]

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Comprehensive Connectivity Intros SimpliShare Wireless Presentation System

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company just introduced the SimpliShare SSH-4000W Wireless Presentation System, a BYOD collaboration device for wireless screen sharing of 4K60 video and audio. The SimpliShare 4000W doesn’t use dongles or buttons and provides its own stand-alone in-room wireless network and access point. It supports up to 14 connected devices and provides three-level security and […]

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Rentman Rental and Event Management Software Now Free for First 90 Days

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Rentman is a cloud-based, all-in-one software solution for AV rental and event production companies. With Rentman, you can better manage your warehouse, communicate with your crew, and generate quotes and invoices. The impact of COVID-19 has had serious effects on companies all over the world. To help professionals in the AV rental and event production […]

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BlackWire Designs Offers Yamaha’s CIS Line of Audio Products to Custom Installers

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In an effort to help custom installers break into the light commercial market, BlackWire Designs, a distributor, recently announced that the company is offering Yamaha’s CIS line of audio products for small- to medium-sized commercial installs. For Yamaha installations with mixed AV control, BlackWire is also offering an exclusive, newly released driver that integrates MTX […]

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Chatsworth Products eConnect Power Distribution Units Integrated with ZPE Systems

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Chatsworth Products (CPI) has announced that its eConnect Power Distribution Units (PDUs) now fully integrate with ZPE Systems’ open infrastructure management platform, Nodegrid, providing customers with even more advanced outlet control and monitoring capabilities. The integration delivers a unified solution that provides network and facility teams with out-of-band access for cabinet-level power, environmental and access […]

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Moki’s Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management Adds Support for BrightSign Media Players

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BrightSign today announced that Moki’s cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) software now offers support for BrightSign media players via BSN.cloud Control Cloud. Moki Device Management for BrightSign brings remote management capabilities to BrightSign devices and gives Moki customers the ability to easily manage fleets of BrightSign-connected endpoints via the Moki app. Moki’s cloud-based platform is […]

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Peerless-AV Partners with Blue Planet Energy for Grid-Optional Energy Solution

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Peerless-AV has announced a product partnership with Blue Planet Energy to develop the Blue Ion LXHV, a patent-pending, premium grid-optional energy solution that brings together a wide range of sustainable energy options to power critical infrastructure and businesses. Through a ruggedized, custom enclosure manufactured by Peerless-AV, Blue Planet Energy’s non-toxic battery system and an integrated […]

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Atomos and Panasonic Create Solution, Allows for RAW Video from Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

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Atomos and Panasonic have created a solution that allows for RAW video from a full-frame mirrorless camera. The two companies have announced updates to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and Panasonic LUMIX S1H that together record 5.9K Apple ProRes RAW files directly from the camera’s sensor. The Ninja V captures detailed 12-bit RAW files from […]

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Sony Adds Two New Compact 4K Streaming Cameras for Remote Use

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Sony this week introduced two new compact cameras – SRG-XP1 (POV) and SRG-XB25 (BOX) – that deliver 4K 60p images along with full IP connectivity. Users can select the wide-angle SRG-XP1 or the optical zoom SRG-XB25, which offer users new options for sites that are hard-to-access or where there is no space for a full-sized […]

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Extron Announces Eight-Input Seamless Dynamic Presentation Switcher/Scaler

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Extron has announced the availability of the ISS 608, an eight-input seamless switcher for the dynamic presentation and scaling of DisplayPort and HDMI content at resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 at a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps. Advanced, presentation-enhancing features include Extron Vector 4K scaling technology and multiple transition effects, as well as […]

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