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.

New Extron App Combines SMP and Kaltura Management Tools

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Extron has announced the Kaltura FlexOS App, which enables SMP 300 Series streaming media processors to ingest recording and livestreaming schedules for publishing to the Kaltura video management platform. This integration with Kaltura creates a unified and integrated experience with automated publishing workflows that ensure each recording and livestream is seamlessly delivered to viewers. The […]

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22Miles Partners With Crestron to Offer Integrated Room-scheduling Solutions

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22Miles Inc. has announced a partnership with Crestron to offer integrated room scheduling solutions for customers. The 22Miles interface features a new “Quick edit” and “Pro edit” modes designed to simplify processes such as room booking, while using features such as wayfinding and hoteling. Ultimately, this facilitates user creation of unique settings and behaviors, handles […]

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Plantronics and Poly Now Offer Microsoft Teams Natively on the Studio X Video Bars

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Plantronics and Poly announced Tuesday that the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 video bars now run Microsoft Teams natively. Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 are both now available for order with native Teams running right out of the box. Organizations that have already purchased and/or deployed the Poly Studio X and […]

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NTT Ltd. Announces Two New Technological Solutions for a Post-COVID-19 World

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NTT Ltd. in Belgium, a global technology services company, announced the arrival of two new technological solutions in its catalog, specifically developed to facilitate a smooth return to the office. Now that the most restrictive containment measures are behind us, companies are trying to ensure that their office spaces are sufficiently adapted to the new, […]

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SynAudCon Releases Two Online Training Courses on Equalization

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SynAudCon announced the release of two new online training courses: “Equalization” and “Advanced Equalization.” Both courses will be approved for renewal units (RUs). Exact course credits are scheduled for public release soon. Both course additions will include the new integrated learning experience utilizing lectures and hands-on demonstrations mentioned by the company in January 2020. Developed […]

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Disguise’s Newest Software Release Improves Workflows With COVID-19 in Mind

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Disguise launched version r17.3, a software release that delivers an improved workflow for public and private spaces post-COVID-19. New features include Indirections, Multi-layer Editing, Object Assignment Hotkeys, Crossfaded Loop Section Mode and several improvements and bug fixes to streamline the user experience. Headlining the release is “Indirections,” which gives all the ability to change keyframe […]

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The InfoComm Connected Roundup and Where We Go From Here Article

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AVIXA hosted its first-ever complete virtual InfoComm show – InfoComm 2020 Connected – June 16-18, bringing together AV professionals from around the globe to learn about the latest products from top manufacturers, tune into keynotes and presentations on trends in technology and markets, and forge new relationships. “When we made the decision to cancel the […]

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Barco Develops New Series of Medical Display Controllers

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Barco just launched a new series of medical display controllers. The MXRT-x700 series integrates the workflow support required for diagnostic imaging workstations as images often come from multiple modalities, both in color and in greyscale. The boards support higher refresh rates and resolutions than their predecessors to ensure compatibility with evolving protocols and modality requirements. […]

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Waves Audio Announces Waves FIT Controller for eMotion LV1 Live Mixer

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Waves Audio announced the Waves FIT Controller for the eMotion LV1 Live Mixer. FIT is the ultimate hands-on control unit for the Waves eMotion LV1 live software mixer. Developed specifically for the LV1, the FIT controller helps you combine the best of both worlds: the pristine sound quality, unparalleled digital workflow, plugin integration, portability and […]

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AJA Video Systems Expands Family of 12G-SDI Mini-Converters

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AJA Video Systems has expanded its portable family of 12G-SDI Mini-Converters, including new models that extend Fiber connectivity to transfer of 12G-SDI over long distances (up to 10 km) via a single optical cable with lockable ST connectors. FiDO-T-12G-ST and FiDO-R-12G-ST enable single-channel conversion between 12G-SDI and ST Fiber; the HA5-12G-T-ST and Hi5-12G-R-ST support conversion […]

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CTOUCH Introduces New Collaboration Solutions

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CTOUCH just introduced two new collaboration solutions to the corporate market, the CTOUCH For Teams Go and For Teams Talk. Both solutions bring interactivity and engagement into offices spaces, meeting rooms and board rooms. CTOUCH For Teams Go and CTOUCH For Teams Talk is for companies that are using Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams […]

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Screen Innovations Develops New Attachment System for Zero Edge Pro Frame

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Screen Innovations (SI) has developed a new attachment system to ensure predictable results when affixing Black Diamond and Short Throw (BD&ST) optics to SI’s Zero Edge Pro frame. The new BD&ST Zero Edge Pro snap attachment system replicates the installation method used on SI’s popular Zero Edge Slate screens, offering a simpler way to attach […]

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Telos Alliance Providing Free Update to Omnia VOLT Broadcast Audio Processor

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Telos Alliance today announced the free v2.0 update for the its broadcast audio processor, Omnia VOLT. It’s been nearly three years since Telos Alliance introduced Omnia VOLT, the successor to the Omnia ONE. When VOLT was created, the goal was for it to be fast and easy to set up, with minimal adjustments needed to […]

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Nortek Security Announces New ELAN IP-Enabled Audio Distribution System

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The new ELAN IP-Enabled Audio Distribution System that uses Dante audio technology was announced by Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC). The new ELAN IP-enabled Audio Distribution System leverages Dante for distributing audio long distances over an existing network, thereby simplifying whole-house audio and reducing cabling and labor costs. The comprehensive new ELAN audio distribution […]

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Optoma and Navitar Partner to Release Two Projection Lenses

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Optoma and Navitar have partnered to offer two lenses, an interchangeable ultra-long-throw and a fisheye lens for dome projection. These are compatible with Optoma’s ZK1050 and ZK750 4K UHD high lumen ProScene projector models. Featuring 10,000 and 7,500 lumens of brightness, respectively, and a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, Optoma’s ProScene ZK1050 and ZK750 interchangeable lens projectors […]

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Magewell Releases New SDK — Expanding its Support for Apple

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Magewell has expanded its support for the Mac platform with a new SDK for its PCI Express capture cards, plug-and-play and external capture devices. Available immediately, the SDK lets third-party developers directly access the advanced capabilities of Magewell capture devices in their macOS and OS X software applications. Magewell’s USB Capture Gen 2, USB Capture […]

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USAV Builds New International Partner Program

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USAV, a PSA division, announced the release Monday of its International Partner Program (IPP), expanding its global presence with integrators and vendors. The IPP creates a more substantial business networking opportunity for all members across the globe in delivering collaboration solutions. USAV aims to provide a more comprehensive network of resources and opportunities to its […]

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Novisign Debuts Dooh Widget to Integrate With Adomni

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NoviSign Digital Signage added a new OOH Advertising Widget that is directly integrated with Adomni, an online self-service platform to buy and sell digital out-of-home advertising. This new drag-and-drop widget brings new layout configuration options to media operators. Users can now set up multi-zone arrangements that incorporate advertisements from Adomni, plus other content playing simultaneously. […]

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QSC’s Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager Now Available in Six More Countries

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QSC announced Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is now available in six additional countries including New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is an AV monitoring and management service for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including native and third-party peripheral devices. One secure connection from each Q-SYS Core processor to the Q-SYS […]

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SSL Is Now Shipping the New ORIGIN Analog Mixing Console

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Solid State Logic (SSL) announced that its new ORIGIN analog mixing console is now shipping to approved global partners and dealers. ORIGIN is the latest in its line of SSL studio mixing consoles and falls price-range-wise under $50,000. SSL pushes ORIGIN as the company’s first large-format analog studio mixing console in over a decade. The […]

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AJA Video Systems Releases New Firmware for Its Portable Multichannel H.264 Recorder/Player

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AJA Video Systems has released the Ki Pro GO v2.0 firmware for its portable multichannel H.264 recorder and player. The update introduces enhancements for improved H.264 recording quality and reliability, including recording support for up to 25 Mbps, 10-bit and 4:2:2 color space, in addition to new expanded timecode capabilities with LTC, enhanced super out […]

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Waves Audio Announces First Products of Waves Commercial Audio Line

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Waves Audio announces the first products of its new Waves Commercial Audio line: the Waves CA1000 and CA2000 Commercial Audio DSP Engines. According to the company, Waves Commercial Audio DSP engines dramatically improve audio playback quality and speech intelligibility in any Dante-based AV installation. Each product is a single-box software-plus-hardware solution, featuring over two dozen […]

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LG Releases New Indoor and Outdoor LED Signage Options

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LG Business Solutions USA doubled down on its commitment to LED display technology with over three dozen indoor and outdoor LED signage models. According to LG, the new models are ideal for a diverse range of commercial applications, including stores, restaurants, conference rooms, hotels, theaters, museums and more. The announcement was made during the InfoComm […]

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Powersoft Extends Fixed Install Ranges With Two New Products

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Powersoft has extended its fixed install ranges with the introduction of the two-channel Duecanali 6404 DSP+D and the four-channel Quattrocanali 8804 DSP+D. Both products feature Dante digital audio networking architecture and onboard, high-end signal processing, as well as deliver 175 Vpeak, making them ideal for high SPL applications, such as clubs and performance venues and […]

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Sennheiser Updates Control Cockpit Software

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Sennheiser has announced an update to its Sennheiser Control Cockpit. According to the company, Control Cockpit is a software tool that simplifies controlling and monitoring large microphone setups. Besides design and usability enhancements, the latest version, 4.0.0, now adds the ability to monitor the new SpeechLine Multi-Channel Receiver and the EM 6000 receiver from Sennheiser’s […]

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Salamander Designs Announces Unifi Conference Tables

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Salamander Designs announced the Unifi Conference Tables Monday. The tables fit into a new series of 6 to 16-foot tables built on an aluminum C-frame design and equipped with a pedestal that allows virtually all wiring, power supplies, AV components and cables to be hidden in lift-off panels for servicing. The new Unifi Conference Tables […]

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AUDAC to Intro Two Pendant-style Loundspeakers at InfoComm 2020 Connected

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AUDAC is announcing two pendant-style loudspeakers during InfoComm 2020 Connected. The ALTI series are two-way pendant loudspeakers, designed for background and foreground music applications with open architectures and high ceilings. Typical applications are large-scale retail environments, warehouses and other open spaces. Engineered for a wide range of installations, these new pendant models deliver audio and […]

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Extron Now Shipping VoiceLift Pro Microphone EB

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Extron is shipping its new VoiceLift Pro Microphone EB, designed to integrate with eBUS enabled control systems to provide voice amplification for a wide variety of installations. The VoiceLift receiver connects to the eBUS port on an Extron IPCP control processor for power and customizable control of events such as Instant Alert or recording start/stop. […]

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Huddly IQ Now Microsoft Teams Certified

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Last week, Huddly IQ became certified as a Microsoft Teams Room Peripheral for small meeting rooms and focus rooms for both Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. The camera is also certified as a Microsoft Personal Peripheral for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. Designed to deliver quality video experiences, Huddly IQ features 150° wide-angle […]

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Epson Boosts Digital Signage Projector Lineup with Eight New Models

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Epson expanded its lineup of digital signage projectors Monday with new PowerLite models with 2000-5000 ANSI lumens. All of them are 3LCD laser projectors with native 1080p resolution. The new PowerLite 250F, 750F and 800F are powered by a virtually maintenance-free 20,000-hour laser light source, along with 360-degree placement and a full stack of connectivity […]

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AtlasIED Adds New Line of IP-addressable Power Conditioners

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AtlasIED just added a new line of IP-addressable power conditioners that utilizes power management, distribution and monitoring to safeguard connected equipment from Radio Frequency Interference and unstable AC voltage. Each of the new IP addressable power conditioners also features programmable outlets, a web-based user interface, and remote monitoring capabilities to ensure optimal performance of connected […]

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Hall Research Adds to its Javelin Active Optical Cable Line

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Hall Research has announced a new addition to its Javelin active optical cables and has introduced the CUSB3V1-AP for extending USB 3.0. Available in lengths of 15, 30 and 50 meters, the CUSBV1-AP cables support the transparent extension of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen1) signals at data rates of up to 5 Gbps. The cables […]

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