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.

Just Add Power Adds Dante Sound System Transmitter

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Just Add Power announced its new line-up for InfoComm 2019, including the new 767DSS Dante Enhanced Sound System transmitter. The transmitter adds compatibility with Dante and AES67 audio networks to Ultra HD over IP systems, with separate switching of audio and video. The 767DSS transmitter supports the latest Dante eight-channel chipset. The transmitter allows installers […]

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Broadsign Buys Campsite DOOH Programmatic Company

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Broadsign today announced that it has acquired Campsite, the Canadian digital out-of-home (DOOH) ad exchange that automates the buying and selling of DOOH inventory (known as programmatic advertising). This news follows the recent announcement that Broadsign acquired Ayuda Media Systems. Both transactions have closed. For DOOH media owners, the combination of Broadsign and Campsite will […]

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Extron Adds 5″ Cable Cubby Touch Panel to UCC Line

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Extron has announced the addition of the TLP Pro 525C, a five-inch Cable Cubby Series/2 TouchLink Pro touch panel with a flip-up touchscreen built into an all metal cable access enclosure. They designed this latest TouchLink Pro touch panel with a quad-core processor, more memory and a 800×480 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant […]

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New 4K Camplex SFP Sends Signals Up to 3,300 Feet Through Fiber

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Camplex just introduced a new 4K HDMI single fiber extender that sends HDMI 2.0 signals over 3,300 feet of single mode fiber cable and 1,000 feet over multi-mode fiber, supporting video resolutions up to 4K2K@50/60Hz. With a video bandwidth of 18Gps, this entry-level fiber extender system is designed for applications that require high resolution video […]

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NoviSign Digital Signage Joins IAdea In InfoComm Show To Showcase New Touchscreen Wayfinding Digital Signage Solutions

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At this year’s InfoComm, NoviSign Digital Signage will be featured in IAdea booth #455 showing its interactive digital signage software technologies. Solutions that will be available to interact with include touch screen directional mapping, concierge-style infotainment, digital menu boards and more. Powering NoviSign’s digital signage software will be IAdea’s new all-in-one XDS-2288 Android touch screen […]

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One-Gang Wallplate Transmitters Make Entry-Level Collaboration Systems from Extron

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Extron announced the availability of the HC 402 Series of Meeting Space Collaboration Systems. They combine video switching, scaling, signal extension, and system control into a one-gang wallplate transmitter paired with a receiver. Wallplate transmitters are available in decorator, EU and MK-style form factors suitable for professional installations, worldwide. Advanced Extron scaling technology ensures excellent […]

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Pakedge WA-2200 Wave 2 Debuts from Control4

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Control4 today announced the new Pakedge WA-2200  Wave 2 Access Point with BakPak Lite. With BakPak cloud configuration, the new WA-2200 supports both traditional setup through its local user interface as well as remote management and monitoring (RMM), affording a seamless solution for faster and easier access point installation and configuration. With auto-discovery of additional […]

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Voice-Enabled Denon S-Series AVRs Debut

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Today Denon announced three new S-Series AV receivers, the AVR-S950H, the AVR-S750H and AVR-S650H, adding Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, HEOS built-in for wireless multi-room music streaming, multi-assistant voice control and what they are calling a better setup experience. All three AVRs support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode for […]

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LynTec Adds Extron Control Drivers

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LynTec announced a series of drivers that enable control of LynTec’s RPC, RPCR, XPC, NPAC and SC solutions from Extron controllers. Developed and tested by Extron, these drivers allow integrators to easily add LynTec’s series of network-enabled products into Extron control systems with simple drag-and-drop setup and configuration. The product-specific drivers integrate control of the […]

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DPAA Adds AdMetv

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DPAA announced today that AdMetv has joined its membership ranks. AdMetv is a place-based DOOH advertising IoT device solution that lights up “passive” (non-revenue generating) screens to generate ad revenue and gather data from engaged consumers. The company has developed a place-based technology solution, PANDA (Programmatic Advertising Network Delivery Appliance), which enables almost any screen […]

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And Now, Bluescape Adds a Meeting Room Bundle for Dell’s Interactive Monitors

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Bluescape announced a meeting room bundle featuring its digital visual container (DVC) and Dell’s newest line of interactive touch screen monitors. Bluescape gives people the ability to interact with all types of content and applications in a secure, digital workspace or DVC. Bluescape is a cloud-based SaaS solution with an open architecture, allowing people to […]

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Dynamic Projection Institute Announces MDC-X Media Server

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Dynamic Projection Institute just announced improvements to the MDC-X Media Server including smoother playback. The upgraded MDC-X/DH370 uses an 8th generation Intel processor and is integrated with Intel UHD graphics with DDR4 RAM, M.2 SSD storage, USB3.1, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and designed for 24/7 operation. And, the handling of the timeline has been improved, the […]

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Visix to Add a New Room Sign Lineup Called Touch at InfoComm 2019

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Visix will debut new user interface designs for both Touch and Connect room signs in booth 2321 at InfoComm 2019. The new Touch UI offers more customization options than any competitive product currently available. Touch room signs are driven by Visix’s AxisTV Signage Suite software and support calendar display and bidirectional booking with Exchange and […]

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QSC Adds Surface-Mount Loudspeaker Without a Transformer to AcousticDesign Series

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Earlier today, QSC launched a transformer-less surface-mount speaker in the form of the AD-S6, a 6.5-inch two-way loudspeaker. As part of the AcousticDesign Series, this new loudspeaker is designed for foreground and background music (BGM/FGM) applications, as well as installations specifically requiring higher SPL foreground sound reinforcement. With a 105° conical DMT coverage and integrated […]

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Logitech Intros Kits for Zoom Rooms

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The Logitech Tap (a development partnership between Extron and Logitech) touch controller and Logitech conference cameras (MeetUp, Rally and Rally Plus) will now support single-SKU bundles that include all the core components needed to deploy Zoom Rooms for huddle rooms and large conference rooms. These kits will include Logitech Tap and an Intel NUC i5 […]

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Details Emerge for InfoComm 2019’s Emerging Trends Day

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InfoComm 2019 will host the annual Emerging Trends Day on Tues., June 11, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The day’s lineup of analysts, integrators, end users, and technologists will examine the forces impacting pro AV, from internet protocol, to disruptive audio and video, to unified communications and collaboration (UCC) and its […]

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IMAX Switches to Barco Projectors for Laser Upgrades

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Barco and IMAX Corporation announced the expansion of their international partnership to continue providing audiences with the next level of awe-inspiring, immersive cinematic experiences. The companies collaborated to launch IMAX’s new ground-breaking laser experience for commercial multiplexes, IMAX with Laser. IMAX and Barco’s partnership began in 2012 and together the companies have achieved remarkable results […]

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Supersphere Audiophile Series is THE Audio for VR and 360 Live Events

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Supersphere today announced the launch of its new Audiophile Series. Available on Oculus Venues, the series marks the first time that live VR/360° broadcasts will offer end-to-end natively mixed ambisonic audio for primary delivery, enhancing the level of event experiences so that fans worldwide can feel even closer to the show. The Audiophile Series will kick off in New Orleans in May with three shows: The Revivalists (at the Fillmore […]

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VMS-741 4K MultiViewer from RTI Ships

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RTI today announced that the company is now shipping its VMS-741 7×1 4K Quad MultiViewer, a 4K switcher and scaler to combine video from up to four sources onto one display. The VMS-741 4K MultiViewer is designed for conference rooms, lecture halls, worship spaces and other installations requiring multiple video sources with differing resolutions and formats. Supported […]

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New ClearOne COLLABORATE Space Enterprise Is an On-Premise Version

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Today, ClearOne launched something called COLLABORATE Space Enterprise, a new on-premise collaboration platform. In addition to the new, on-premise Enterprise platform, COLLABORATE Space is available in cloud-based Basic and Pro versions. All three COLLABORATE Space versions are audio and video conferencing applications with a suite of collaboration features. COLLABORATE Space includes everything for online meetings, […]

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Broadsign Buys Ayuda

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Broadsign announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Ayuda Media Systems. Both companies are headquartered in Montreal. For out-of-home (OOH) media owners who have an increasingly complex mix of digital and classic inventory/locations, the combination of Broadsign and Ayuda will enable them to streamline business operations across all of their inventory, digital and […]

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AOPEN Now Has Affordable 4K Media Players

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AOPEN today announced the launch of two Windows-based Digital Engine models, the DE5500 and DEX5550 with AIoT Edge Control capabilities. With a fanless design that integrates into kiosks and behind displays, the UHD (4K) DEX5550 is designed for 24/7 enterprise applications and for interactive kiosks, 3D wayfinding and digital signage. The DEX5550 is ruggedized and […]

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Atlantic Technology Adds FS-252 SKAA Wireless Bookshelf Audio System

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The FS-252 system is the first of a new range of wireless products from Atlantic Technology that features SKAA wireless technology for receiving and transmitting high-quality audio. Derived from the pro music industry, SKAA is a standard designed for audio creating a dedicated ecosystem that far surpasses Wi-Fi in terms of sound quality, distance, ease-of-use […]

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AxisTV Alert for CAP-Compliant Emergency Notifications on Digital Signs Debuts from Visix

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Visix now shipping the full release of its AxisTV Alert software application for digital signage. This stand-alone alerting platform can be used with any content management solution, including Visix’s own AxisTV Signage Suite, and easily integrates with popular third-party alerting suites like Alertus and Rave Mobile Safety. AxisTV Alert is built around Common Alerting Protocol […]

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New Key Digital HDMI Switchers Are Aimed at Consumer SoundBar Applications

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Key Digital just introduced the KD-S2x1X and KD-S4x1X 4K/18G HDMI switchers – including push button and optical IR switching, status-monitoring LEDs, support for HDR10, HDCP 2.2 and 4K. These switchers claim UHD/4K support of 4096×2160 or 3840×2160 24/25/30/60hz at 4:4:4 (signals up to 18Gbps bandwidth). Designed for AV installations in presentation, theater and gaming spaces, […]

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Parasound Intros New Integrated Amp with Built-in DAC

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Parasound has turned its most-affordable preamplifier and DAC design into its most-affordable integrated amplifier and DAC with the addition of a 110-watt-per-channel power amplifier stage. The resulting Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated Amplifier and DAC has all the same preamplifier features as the NewClassic 200 Pre, plus the ability to drive high quality loudspeakers without buying […]

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MuxLab Debuts New SDI Converters

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MuxLab unveiled two new SDI converters today, including the 12G-SDI to Quad/Dual Link SDI Converter (model 500725) down-scales a 12G-SDI signal to a lower bandwidth dual link 6G-SDI or quad link 3G-SDI format. The lower bandwidth standards are output via traditional coaxial cable using BNC connectors. The Converter has one BNC input supporting 12G-SDI and […]

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BenQ Launches New Cinema 4K Projector in CinePrime HT5550

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BenQ today announced the new CinePrime HT5550, a native 4K DLP projector aimed at dedicated home theaters and living rooms, with HDR-PRO and CinematicColor DCI-P3 technologies for 100% coverage of Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI)’s DCI-P3 wide color gamut standard. The HT5550 CinePrime projector is native 3840×2160 resolution and 8.3 million distinct pixels for each frame. […]

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Yamaha Debuts New Line of DXRmkII Powered Loudspeakers

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Yamaha today announced the DXRmkII series of powered loudspeakers — DXR15mkII, DXR12mkII, DXR10mkII and DXR8mkII. The DXRmkII models reach a higher SPL than the previous series, thanks to a larger, 1.75″ voice coil HF compression driver and precise amp tuning. To develop the larger and lighter HF driver, Yamaha collaborated once again with the company’s […]

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