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 Ships XPA U 758 16-Channel 1RU Space Amplifier

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Extron is shipping the XPA U 758, eight-channel, half-rack amplifier with eight channels at 75 watts per channel. The XPA U 758 lets you install sixteen 75 watt channels in a one-rack space, without the need to waste empty rack spaces for ventilation. The XPA Ultra lineup of UL 2043 plenum rated amplifiers include single […]

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Martin Audio Announces Five New Products Ahead of ISE 2020, Including New Pendant Speaker

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Martin Audio announced five new products targeting the commercial installation sector with in-ceiling and pendant loudspeakers joining the ADORN series. The ADORN commercial series of on-wall loudspeakers was first introduced in 2019, but now it has been expanded by three in-ceiling loudspeakers and the company’s first-ever pendant speaker, available in white or black as standard. […]

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Matrox Announces D-Series Multi-Display Graphics Cards

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Matrox announced the D-Series, a new family of multi-display graphics cards designed to power video walls in commercial and critical 24/7 environments. These new single-slot graphics cards drive up to four 4K@60Hz displays. They can be combined to output up to 16 4K monitors for high-density video walls in control rooms, enterprises, industries, government, military, […]

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AudioControl to Unveil New Receivers, Processors at ISE 2020

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AudioControl announced the introduction of three new AV receivers (AVRs) and two new AV processors to be unveiled at the ISE 2020. The Maestro X9 and Maestro X7 support immersive surround formats, such as 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced, with 16-channels of balanced and unbalanced output. Both models offer a full […]

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AOPEN and Polywall Partner for Control Room and NOC Processor

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AOPEN and Polywall have partnered to build a multiviewer-style processor for moderate-sized control rooms and network operation centers. The solution based on the AOPEN DEV7610-X6 media player and Polywall software platform. It allows for the displaying of web pages and multiple dashboards on a videowall, video stream from work station desktops and IP cameras and […]

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Extron Introduces HAE 100 4K Plus Audio Embedder, De-Embedder

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Extron introduced the HAE 100 4K Plus audio de-embedder and HAI 100 4K Plus audio embedder. The HAE 100 4K Plus extracts audio from a 4K HDMI source. It provides outputs for stereo and dual-mono analog audio signals, as well as digital audio multi-channel or two-channel formats. The HAI 100 4K Plus embeds two-channel analog […]

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InfoComm 2020 Will Introduce the Live Events Experience (LEX) to the Show

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InfoComm 2020, the largest ProAV show in North America, returns to Las Vegas on June 13-19, 2020, and will introduce the Live Events Experience (LEX). This new show feature will present a breadth of AV technology in live events through performances. It will provide behind-the-scenes access to an interactive tech playground for attendees to test […]

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Lifesize Releases Admin Console Capabilities Aimed at IT Administrators

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Lifesize has released a new set of capabilities designed to help IT administrators remotely support videoconferencing through the Lifesize Admin Console. Available immediately worldwide, Lifesize customers can now leverage real-time reporting, refreshed dashboards and live meeting statistics to monitor network performance, call quality and organization-wide videoconferencing usage. With real-time reporting and live meeting statistics, admins […]

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Analog Way Joins SDVoE Alliance in Advance of ISE 2020

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced Analog Way, a leading manufacturer of high-end solutions for the professional audiovisual market, has joined the alliance as an adopting member. “Analog Way has always been committed to offering the latest generation of input/output technologies on its systems and has chosen SDVoE as a way to extend its product lines’ I/O […]

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Extron Adds Dante to XPA Amplifiers, the NetPA U 1004 and NetPA U 1002

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Extron has added the NetPA U 1004 and NetPA U 1002 Dante-enabled audio power amplifiers delivering 100 watts per channel in a half-rack, 1U, convection cooled, plenum rated enclosure that includes rack mount hardware. With the NetPA Ultra amplifiers, you get the XPA Ultra amplifiers combined with the power of Dante network audio distribution. Dante […]

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MSE Audio Ships SoundTube Entertainment IPD-Hub 2 DSP Amplifier

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MSE Audio is now shipping the SoundTube Entertainment IPD-Hub 2 DSP Amplifier featuring Dante-enabled audio distribution. The IPD-Hub 2 can be seen at SoundTube’s stand 3-C100 at Integrated Systems Europe from February 11-14, 2020. SoundTube Entertainment’s IPD-Hub 2 Amplifier creates an IP-based audio distribution alternative to traditional 70v or 100v audio systems. Designed for small to […]

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Sony Electronics Receives FDA 510(k) Clearancefor NUCLeUS

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Sony Electronics has received FDA 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for the company’s NUCLeUS Operating Room, Imaging Management and Collaboration Control platform.    Proven in Europe with more than 500 operating room installations at leading hospitals in the UK, Belgium, Sweden and other locations, Sony is cleared to begin the marketing and sales of […]

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MXL to Debut New Web Conferencing Mics at ISE 2020

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MXL Microphones will debut new web conferencing microphones and systems at the 2020 ISE show (Stand 11-D150) including the AC-44 USB Web Conferencing Mic and the MXL AC-44 LCR multi-microphone system for use with a Zoom Room Speaker Switch. MXL is also expanding on its AC-360 conferencing line with a new ceiling mount, giving integrators […]

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ISE 2020: Brompton Technology Will Launch Tessera S8 LED Processor

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At ISE 2020, Brompton Technology will be launching its new Tessera S8 LED processor. The Tessera S8 is a cost-effective solution for high-profile projects that do not require the large output capacity of the Tessera SX40 processor. However, it is also made for users who want to benefit from the flexibility of Brompton’s Tessera feature […]

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Updated: ISE Makes Right Call: Show to Go on as Expected, Will Follow WHO/ECDC Guidelines on Coronavirus

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Update: On January 30th, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and issued new recommendations. However, the recommendations say that, “The Committee does not recommend any travel or trade restriction based on the current information available.” Here is the risk assessment from January 31st from the European Centre […]

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More XTEN-AV Partnerships Announced

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XTEN-AV just added Kanex Pro, Logic AV Products and Logic Displays as manufacturer partners. These partnerships correspond with the XTEN-AV vision to catalog a library of accurate and abundant information on the platform, pursuing its idea of automating every step of AV design. A streamlined cache of information about these partner products and technologies is […]

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Audio-Technica Drops Wireless Manager Software for Network Wireless Systems

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Audio-Technica announced the release of its Wireless Manager software, a Mac OS/Windows application for remote configuration, control, monitoring, spectrum management and frequency coordination of compatible Audio-Technica devices in sound reinforcement or installed sound applications. With connectivity for A-T 5000 Series wireless microphone system and the new 3000 Series featuring network control and monitoring, the software […]

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Marshall Electronics to Feature CV380-CS

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Marshall Electronics will feature its CV506 HD Miniature Camera and CV380-CS Compact 4K Camera at ISE 2020 (Stand 11-D150). Marshall recently upgraded its miniature and compact HDMI/3GSDI cameras with larger HD sensors, new processors and an improved industrial design. Marshall says that POV camera users will notice a true step-up in color and clarity, as […]

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Atomos Partners With Roland to Make Recording and Monitoring an HD Live-Switched Multicamera Shoot Possible

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Today, Atomos announced a new technical collaboration that makes recording and monitoring an HD live-switched multicamera shoot on Roland video possible. When recording a feed on an Atomos monitor-recorder from the new Roland V-8HD HD Video Switcher you can now trigger recording directly from the switcher. The Roland V-8HD is the smart eight-input, all HDMI […]

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Magewell Debuts 1080p Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI H.265 Streamer

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Magewell today announced a new Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI multi-protocol, SRT-compatible streaming media decoder — and it will make its debut in Hall 8-G475 at ISE 2020 exhibition in Amsterdam next month. While earlier Pro Convert models convert AV signals to and from NewTek’s NDI(r) AV-over-IP technology, the new Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI […]

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Williams AV Launches Digi-Wave 400 Digital Intercom and Tour Guide System

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Williams AV just launched the next generation Digi-Wave Series of digital intercom and tour guide communication systems, the Digi-Wave 400 with the new OLED display. The Digi-Wave 400 Series expands on the success of the previous generation 300 Series by adding a new intuitive user-interface, upgraded charging dock with an easy in-and-out feature, and a […]

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Williams AV Adds Annotation Pro, Annotation Pro Plus

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Williams AV is adding Annotation Pro and Annotation Pro Plus (non-HDCP or HDCP-compliant, respectively) to its line of professional annotation systems. Annotation Pro brings true 4K video to system designers who wish to add annotation to their professional 4K video designs. With the enhanced broadcast graphics capabilities of the NVIDA processor, the Annotation Pro provides […]

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Extron Adds USB-C Show Me Cables to Its TeamWork Collaboration System

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Extron just announced it’s shipping the USBC-HDMI SM and USBC‑DP SM Show Me Cables for the company’s TeamWork 4K collaboration system. The cables provide the user interface for USB‑C sources, allowing USB-C connections along with HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort or VGA sources within the same furniture system and enclosure. The USBC‑HDMI SM provides easy USB‑C […]

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AVIXA Will Present the State of the AV Industry at ISE 2020

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At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2020, Feb. 11-14, 2020 at the RAI Amsterdam, AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will present the latest market research and thought leadership for the ProAV industry. Sean Wargo, senior director of market intelligence for AVIXA, will deliver new EMEA data and insights from AVIXA’s Industry Outlook and Trends […]

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ClearOne Receives Zoom Certification for UNITE Videoconferencing Cameras

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ClearOne has received Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”) certification for its UNITE professional videoconferencing cameras. The Zoom-certified UNITE 50 4K camera is USB plug-and-play ready with a 120-degree field-of-view, digital zoom and the ability to pair with any microphone/speaker combination. The camera’s ultra-wide-angle field-of-view is ideally suited for visual communication and collaboration in huddle spaces […]

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Laura Davis-Taylor Moves to InReality to Become Chief Strategy Officer

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InReality, LLC just told us the company has hired Laura Davis-Taylor, long-time DOOH and retail leader, as chief strategy officer. In her 25-year career spanning across advertising, store design, media, retail experience design and digital, Davis-Taylor has worked as an industry practitioner, educator, activator and thought leader. As an executive board member of the Digital […]

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dnp’s Supernova Infinity Screen Now With Unlimited ALR Screen Option

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At ISE 2020, dnp has announced that its Supernova Infinity Screen, a modular screen system that creates screen images of any size, can now be made in any size with ambient light rejection (ALR) projection screen material. Previously, although the Supernova Infinity Screen was available in any size, ALR screen projection material was limited to […]

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Theory Audio Design Ships First Seven Products

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Start-up company Theory Audio Design is now shipping its first seven products worldwide. Loudspeaker models in the Theory line-up consist of three high-output sound bars, the sb65, sb75 and sb85, designed to match with 65-inch, 75-inch and 85-inch flat panel TVs, respectively. They also released the sb25 high output multi-purpose loudspeaker, along with the sub12 […]

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Vivitek Introduces the NovoDisplay

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Vivitek has announced NovoDisplay, an all-in-one flat screen solution — a collaboration board with built-in wireless connectivity via the NovoConnect ecosystem. NovoDisplay integrates three key functions — 4K-UHD display, wireless collaboration capabilities and digital signage — to create one collaboration board. Designed for huddle rooms and offices, NovoDisplay provides a seamless gateway to effortless wireless […]

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