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.

Almo Pro A/V E4 Experience Stops in Atlanta October 15th

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Almo Pro A/V will make its final 2019 E4 Experience stop in Atlanta on October 15th. E4 Atlanta features high quality courses worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs), including a special session focused on the “next-generation workplace.” Other highlights include Almo’s new Zoom Room Bundles, an Almo Sound Options Audio Pavilion and an autograph signing […]

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Nureva Updates Jira Software Integration In Span Workspace

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Nureva has announced an update to the Jira software integration with Span Workspace, Nureva’s expansive cloud-based digital canvas for visual planning and collaboration. Jira issues that are represented by digital sticky notes in a Span canvas can now be updated either in Jira or in Span Workspace, and the changes will be synchronized between the […]

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Optoma ProScene ZK507 Laser Projector Launches

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Optoma today launched the Optoma ProScene ZK507 laser projector, with native 4K UHD resolution specified at 5,000 lumens and aimed at higher education and corporate installs. Using a 1-chip DLP engine and integrated with HDR10 and HLG color compatibility, the laser-based ProScene ZK507 has features such as 15% vertical lens shift, 1.6x optical zoom and […]

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NEC Ships the NC2402ML, a 24,000-Lumen 2K RB Laser Projector for Medium-Sized Cinemas

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Designed for theaters with screens up to 72 feet wide, the NEC Display NC2402ML is the company’s latest DCI-compliant RB Laser DLP cinema projector. It delivers precise 2K (2048×1080) resolution, 3D capabilities and high contrast images (2000:1). NEC Display says the NC2402ML is easy to operate, extremely user-friendly and requires minimal maintenance, providing up to […]

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New Vivitek Projectors DU8195Z and DK10000Z Aimed at Museums, Staging

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Vivitek’s new 1-chip DLP-based DU8195Z and the DK10000Z projectors are both designed for 24/7 operation and 360° installations. Intended for large venue and museum applications, the DK10000Z is native 4K-UHD resolution and specified at 10,000 ANSI lumens brightness and weighs only 29 kilograms. The DU8195Z is native WUXGA (1920×1200) and is spec’d at 13,500 ANSI […]

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Sonifex Now Has Dante-Enabled Commentators

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Sonifex just launched new Dante commentary units, the AVN-CU2-DANTE Configurable Dante Commentary Unit for two commentators and the AVN-CU4-DANTE Configurable Dante Commentary Unit for four commentators at AES-NY 2019. Both units use Dante AoIP together with four wire connections so they bridge the gap between old and new technology, allowing the ease of connectivity and […]

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Vaddio Releases Beta Version of Remote Management and Deployment Tool

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The Vaddio Deployment Tool is now available for AV integrators and AV managers. The Vaddio Deployment Tool is a Windows-compatible software application that simplifies equipment installation by providing configuration management, device discovery, mass firmware updates and remote troubleshooting. The software tool shows all compatible Vaddio products across a deployment on one screen, allows users to […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions and Meetio Partner for Unique Room Management Concept

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Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS) today announced its partnership with Meetio. The two now offer a go-to bundled solution for meeting room management that combines Philips’ T-line of displays with Meetio’s room management software. Meeting room conflicts are an everyday occurrence in today’s businesses, especially as they continue to grow. Philips and Meetio aim to solve that problem and […]

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Mackie Drops Portable SRM-Flex Column PA System

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Today Mackie announces its latest entry into the portable PA market, the all-new SRM-Flex Portable Column PA System. Using a lightweight design, SRM Series sound quality, a six-channel digital mixer and wireless control and streaming, SRM-Flex is designed for all portable PA system applications. The modular design of SRM-Flex features a 10″ LF woofer in the molded cabinet […]

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StarField Ceiling Tiles Ship From Acoustic Geometry

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Acoustic Geometry just started shipping its StarField Ceiling Tiles, an acoustical ceiling panel with a starry sky effect. This innovative sound management product is designed for home theaters, media rooms, studios, retail spaces, restaurants/bars and commercial businesses looking to inspire a “wow” factor. Designed to add the beauty of the night sky to any room […]

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QSC Acquires Attero Tech

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QSC announced today that the company acquired Attero Tech, effective September 30, 2019. This combines the portfolio of the Q-SYS audio, video and control ecosystem with Attero Tech’s networked AV endpoints and I/O peripherals. QSC’s development capabilities will grow as Attero Tech’s Fort Wayne-based engineering staff will join the multi-national QSC team. “This acquisition is […]

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D-Tools Says Savant Now Integrated Into D-Tools Cloud System

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D-Tools Cloud is a web-based SaaS application that guides users through managing sales prospects, quoting, system design and procurement. The integration of Savant’s complete product catalog and pricing into D-Tools Cloud allows integrators to deliver quotes and baseline system designs to clients. Alternatively, D-Tools Cloud users can generate proposals and browser-based plan view and line […]

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TASCAM Intros Compact MZ-123BT Commercial Grade Multi-Zone Audio Mixer

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TASCAM has announces the new MZ-123BT commercial-grade multi-zone audio mixer. The compact, single rack space MZ-123BT builds on the feature-set of the 2U MZ-223, adding Bluetooth-functionality and an intuitive front-panel control design and layout that makes it as easy to operate as it is to install and set up. Three music playback input channels, including […]

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Almo Pro A/V Adds ClearOne, Yamaha UC and MXL to Sound Options Audio Group

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Almo Pro A/V today announced ClearOne, Yamaha Unified Communications and MXL as the newest brand additions to its Sound Options dedicated audio sourcing and technical engineering group. All three are showcasing the latest audio products in the “Sound Options Experience” live demo room during the Almo Fall 2019 E4 Experiences, coming to the New York Metro […]

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Peerless-AV Adds BIM Library

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Peerless-AV has now made its product line drawings Building Information Modeling (BIM) compatible. With BIM data now easily accessible, architects and other building professionals can integrate highly realistic models of Peerless-AV products directly into their digital designs, rather than drafting them independently or using generic placeholders. Each digital model includes all the necessary data, specifications […]

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Axiom ML1 Audio Module Ships

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Attero Tech is shipping the Axiom ML1, the latest product in its Axiom series of audio extension I/O modules. The new Axiom ML1 provides extension of analog mic- and line-level audio sources in a single-gang, Decora-style wallplate. Its combo XLR and ¼-inch input connector accepts dynamic microphones, with 40 dB of adjustable gain and offers […]

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Camplex Debuts a 4K HDMI SFP Fiber Extender with EDID and RS232

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Camplex has introduced a new fiber 4K/2K HDMI extender for use with SFP modules that features automatic EDID and RS232 bi-directional passthrough and is HDCP 2.2 compatible. The CMX-FMCH001 18 Gigabit fiber extender sends a standard copper-based HDMI signal up to 4K@60Hz via SFP modules (not included) with a maximum distance of 37 miles over […]

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Almo ProAV to Distribute WolfVision Cynap

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Almo ProAV today announced a new distribution partnership with WolfVision, a company that specializes in presentation and collaboration solutions. As part of the distribution agreement, Almo is the first and only distributor of WolfVision’s Cynap Pure high-performance BYOD presentation system. WolfVision is showcasing Cynap Pure at the Almo Fall 2019 E4 Experiences, coming to the […]

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Sony Aims Crystal LED, Up to 16K Resolution, at High-End HomeAV Market

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Sony Electronics today announced the availability of its Crystal LED display system for home installation. Having initially introduced the technology for use in commercial and entertainment venues, Sony Electronics now offers residential configurations and installation — up to 16K. Crystal LED is available in the following configurations: Full HD Size (18 Units): 110-inch diagonal @ 8 […]

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LG Launches Native 4K Projector Line with Two Models

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LG Electronics USA introduced a new LG CineBeam 4K UHD projector (yes, native 3840×2160) for only $1,799 that’s aimed at home theaters. With a compact design, the HU70LA LG CineBeam LED Projector is DLP-based and spec’d at 1,500 ANSI lumens and a colorimetry of 92 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. The HU70LA uses a […]

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Epson Debuts Epson LS500 4K Laser Projection TV

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Epson introduced at CEDIA Expo the Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV1, which is capable of 4K HDR content up to 120″. Powered by Google, the LS500 Laser Projection TV1 solution includes the Android TV operating system with a remote that features voice search through Google Assistant. Apps include Netflix, HBO, Showtime, YouTube, Hulu, ESPN and […]

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Kramer Details VP-551X 10-Port 18G 4K Presentation Scaler/Switcher

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Kramer Electronics’ VP-551X is a scaler/switcher for 4K@60 (4:4:4) HDMI, VGA and composite video signals. The VP-551X scales the video and provides options to use the embedded HDMI audio or breakout audio from one of ten analog audio input signals. After processing and scaling, the embedded AV signal is sent to the HDMI and the […]

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Control4 OS 3 Adds Google Assistant Voice Control, an API for Intercom Anywhere and New CA-10 Controller

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SnapAV announced today at CEDIA Expo 2019 that the Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is adding Google Assistant, integration with third-party smart doorbells through Intercom Anywhere and a new high-availability automation controller to power large homes. With Control4 OS 3, homeowners can choose from tens of thousands of devices to create a system that suits […]

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Middle Atlantic Intros Forward, Tools for Speeding Up Rack-Building

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Middle Atlantic Products launched this week Forward, a family of installation solutions that are aimed at speeding up and simplifying the building or AV gear racks. With Forward’s new rackrail, integrators can go without a drill and install the family’s blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting and other rack solutions without tools, completing the […]

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Mackie Upgrades ProFX Series

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Mackie today announced the complete redesign of its ProFXv3 Professional Effects Mixers with USB. Now with Mackie’s Onyx mic preamps, GigFX Effects Engine, 2×4 24-bit / 192kHz USB recording and a new modern design. Not only are these great for live sound in clubs, bars and venues, they are the perfect choice for home studios, […]

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Russound Architectural Loudspeakers Now Part of the AudioControl Sound Partners Program

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AudioControl has announced that Russound has been added to its Sound Partners Program (SPP). The AudioControl SPP was established as a cooperative initiative with industry-leading architectural speaker manufacturers in order to implement optimized performance profiles as defined by each brand’s engineers. These profiles, when stored in the DSP onboard the AudioControl Director and CM-Series high-performance […]

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AudioControl Shows New Savoy G4 and Pantages G4 Home Cinema Amps

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AudioControl is showcasing two new home cinema amplifiers at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. The Savoy G4 (seven channels) and the Pantages G4 (five channels) are built on AudioControl’s Class H topology, which provides power and clarity without generating excessive heat. Both new models match (aesthetically) the recently-unveiled four-/three-/two-channel Avalon G4, providing theater designers and AV […]

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Intellithings Has RoomMe API

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Intellithings has expanded accessibility for RoomMe through integration with four major professional smart home brands at CEDIA Expo 2019. Intellithings created an open RoomMe API to invite developers and residential technology professionals to write customized applications for RoomMe. Chowmain software has developed the first four new drivers including Control4, ELAN, RTI, and URC, in addition […]

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Luxul Debuts Cloud Management Solution

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Luxul today announced its cloud management system allowing integrators to remotely monitor their clients’ networks, get real-time notifications of failures and quickly resolve issues. With cloud management, integrators can access their customers’ Luxul networks and connected devices at any time — from anywhere — in map or list views via a web interface. Site-level indicators […]

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Roland’s 4XCamera Maker App Debuts 

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Roland just launched the 4XCamera Maker App, an iOS-based camera app to shoot, edit and publish videos without needing expensive camera equipment or a computer. The full editing functionality of 4XCamera Maker is available through a small in-app purchase. Roland GO:MIXER and GO:MIXER Pro users can connect their GO:MIXER to the app for full editing functionality […]

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