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.

Key Digital Enters the UCC Camera Market

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Key Digital just launched the KD-CAMUSB, a USB camera with pan, tilt and 10x zoom functionality aimed at video conferencing and capture applications in huddle spaces, conference rooms, board rooms, lecture halls, etc. The KD-CAMUSB features multiple mounting options on the wall and ceiling with included mounting hardware and may also be table surface mounted. […]

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LG Business Solutions Ships New Transparent OLED Display with ABCOM

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LG Business Solutions is now shipping the LG Transparent OLED digital signage display in the United States. This razor-thin, see-through display is designed to deliver a unique customer experience in specialized commercial applications, particularly retail and hospitality. Here’s a video we shot of it at InfoComm: Leading technology solutions reseller, integrator and rental provider ABCOM […]

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ISF-Certified 4K HDR Media Player from Zappiti Will Debut at CEDIA Expo 2019

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Zappiti is rolling out a new high-end media player to the U.S. marketplace with the launch of its Pro 4K HDR Media Player during CEDIA Expo (booth 3255), in Denver, Colo., Sept. 11-14, 2019. Engineered to play digital content at the highest level possible, Zappiti’s flagship Pro 4K HDR is one of the AV industry’s […]

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Extron Adds Image Reversal and Mirroring LinkLicense for the SMP 111, a Must-Have for UCC Applications

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Extron has introduced the Horizontal Video Mirroring LinkLicense upgrade for Extron SMP 111 streaming media processors. This optional upgrade adds expanded functionality that enhances and streamlines the recording of video and audio presentations. Horizontal Video Mirroring flips video horizontally to support lightboard or other applications that require reversal of the video image due to the […]

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Luxul Ships XWC-2000 Wireless Controller Integrated with Roam Assist

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Luxul today released the next generation to its flagship XWC-1000 Wireless Controller: the XWC-2000. The new controller utilizes Luxul’s roam assist technology for active roaming of mobile client devices and deployment of up to 32 wireless access points (AP) for large installations. In wireless networks that utilize more than one wireless AP, the XWC-2000’s roam […]

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D-Tools Will Use Integrate to Debut SI v13

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D-Tools, Inc will introduce new capabilities of the forthcoming release of its System Integrator (SI) software solution – System Integrator v13 — to the Australian audiovisual integration community in stand P14 at Integrate 2019, August 27-19, 2019. The major release of D-Tools’ estimation, design and project management software delivers a wealth of enhancements to help […]

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Sharp Ships Commercial 8K 80″ Display

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The new Sharp 80″ 8M-B80AX1U 8K UHD display, what Sharp says is the only commercially-available 7680×4320 resolution monitor, is now shipping. Aimed at design studios and TV broadcasters, it’s specified with 800 cd/m2 (or up to 4,000 cd/m2 peak level), includes HDR (high dynamic range) technology, has a 10-bit extended color range that literally delivers […]

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ClearOne Adds Classroom Functionality to COLLABORATE Space

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ClearOne has added new features to COLLABORATE Space, the company’s cloud collaboration platform. The new features include classroom functionality, multiple screen support and more. The new classroom functionality now found within COLLABORATE Space provides Q&A participation, giving each user electronic “hand raise” capability. There’s also new moderator control over audio and video for all participants, […]

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URC Adds DMX Lighting Control for Up to 512 Channels and 255 Scenes

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Pushing further into ProAV control, URC has announced the integration of Total Control 2.0 with automated lighting systems using the DMX protocol. The new DMX module, available to all authorized Total Control dealers on URC’s dealer portal, allows for two-way control of DMX-based lighting systems from a URC Total Control user interface. Additionally, authorized URC […]

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PixelFLEX Aims New FLEXUltra XT at Studio Applications for LED

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PixelFLEX’s new FLEXUltra XT is specifically for live production. Each panel is 16:9 aspect ratio, available in 1.5mm, 1.9mm and 2.5mm pixel pitch options and includes an impact-resistant COB PixelShield technology to withstand the demands of the production world. Additionally, the front-serviceable modules make it easy to maintain each panel, and the easy Z-Axis adjustments […]

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Bose Pro Delivers First Round of ControlSpace CSP-1248 and CSP-428

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Bose Professional is now shipping its new ControlSpace Commercial Sound Processors — the CSP-1248 and CSP-428 — and three new digital wall controllers. The CSP-1248 and CSP-428 benefit from an onboard CSP configuration utility and browser-based UI that provide a quick-setup workflow. Common tasks are presented in a logical manner, so installers can configure the […]

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New Version of HDMI Correction Tool Debuts from Metra Home Theater Group

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Metra Home Theater Group (MHTG) is introducing the second generation of its HDMI all-in-one correction tool, the HDM-AIO2, at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. This product fixes most of the common HDMI problems that installers experience in today’s home theater systems and now has a smaller footprint and lower price tag, along with a completely redesigned […]

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Vaddio TableMIC Ships for UCC Spaces

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Vaddio is now shipping its new TableMIC microphone using a solid metal base construction, acoustical fabric wrap and padded rubber feet, diminish table vibration noise that other table microphones experience. The top of the TableMIC features a capacitive touch control surface for silent operation. The ability to enable and disable button functionality during configuration can […]

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New AVer PTZ Cameras Are Not Just Aimed at UCC Market

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AVer Information just launched four new professional auto tracking and PTZ cameras aimed at recording, broadcasting and streaming presentations, training sessions and lectures in enterprises, higher education institutions, government agencies and houses of worship. The auto tracking models follow a target speaker automatically so users can let the camera do the work and focus on […]

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New Extron Four-Input, 4K Switcher (Integrated with DTP2 Transmitter) Is Perfect for UCC Systems

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Extron just launched the DTP2 T 204, a four-input switcher with integrated DTP2 transmitter for sending HDMI and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports computer and video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling. This HDCP 2.2-compliant switcher includes many integrator-friendly […]

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ES925 Modular Gooseneck Mics Ship from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica is now shipping its new Engineered Sound line of modular microphone systems with several dozen variations of the ES925 gooseneck microphone. All ES925 modular microphone components are interchangeable with each other, allowing users to configure each microphone system from a choice of three different polar patterns (“C,”/cardioid “H”/hypercardioid and “ML”/MicroLine designations); four power module […]

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Stewart Filmscreen To Be All About Customization at CEDIA Expo 2019

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During CEDIA Expo 2019 in Booth 2304, Stewart Filmscreen will highlight the new Screen Assistant CPQ screen quoting system. Attendees can visit with their specs or prints and leave with a consultation and quote in hand. Stewart Filmscreen will feature masking systems and fabrics for a variety of screen models, from the value-driven Cima brand […]

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ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica has expanded the company’s conferencing/discussion solutions with the ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System. The hybrid design allows hundreds of infrared and wired discussion units to be combined into a single system. The ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System provides 24-bit/48 kHz uncompressed digital audio for natural-sounding voice reproduction, along with a 12-band feedback suppressor that […]

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New Dante Controller with Dante Updater Debuts from Audinate

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Audinate has announced the availability of Dante Controller 4.2.3 with Dante Updater. Dante Updater is a new feature that makes it easy to update firmware in Dante devices. Firmware files are hosted by Audinate so they are always up-to-date. Dante Updater also allows product manufacturers to more easily bring critical updates to customers by making […]

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Extron Ships DTP2 R 211, an HDCP 2.2-Compliant 4K 4:4:4 Receiver

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Extron is shipping the DTP2 R 211, a twisted pair HDMI receiver that accepts the transmission of HDMI and multichannel audio, as well as bidirectional RS232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. This HDCP 2.2-compliant product accommodates the full 18 Gbps data rate of HDMI 2.0b and […]

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Peerless-AV Partners with BrightSign Again for Touch-Based Indoor Kiosk

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Peerless-AV is shipping the second-generation of its all-in-one kiosk powered by BrightSign XT1144 expanded I/O player (KIPICT2555) for indoor applications. This is designed for hospitality, retail, corporate, transportation, entertainment, education and general-purpose applications. The updated kiosk delivers 1080p60 single video decoding, HTML support, networked content playback, as well as an abundant set of features, including […]

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Bose Pro Ships More UCC Products Including EX-440C and EX-12AEC and EX-1280

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Bose Professional is now shipping new ControlSpace EX processors — two designed specifically for conference rooms (EX-440C and EX-12AEC) and one dedicated for general purpose applications (EX-1280). ControlSpace Conferencing Processors (EX-440C and EX-12AEC): With an open-architecture, all-in-one design, the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing processor facilitates high-quality microphone integration and audio processing for small-to-medium size conference rooms. […]

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Panamax and Furman Announce New Power Distribution Solutions

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Panamax and Furman have announced a plethora of new power distribution solutions, including new remote controllable outlets, IP controllable power products, a voltage regulator and small install accessories. Panamax Vertex 12 and 16 Outlet Power Distribution Units: Two new Panamax vertical power distribution units — the VT-EXT12 and VT-EXT16 — add flexible protected power to […]

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Masque Sound Enters Staging Market

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Masque Sound announced the launch of its Production Services division (MPS). The newly-created division provides equipment rentals and production services for live and recorded events for clients outside of Masque Sound’s Broadway theater productions business. MPS serves shorter-term events such as concerts, TV shows, corporate presentations, galas and a range of special events. The idea […]

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Leyard and Planar VM Series LCD Video Wall Line Adds Four New Displays

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Today, Leyard and Planar introduced four new offerings to the company’s Planar VM Series line of LCD video wall displays. Featuring the industry’s smallest bezels and a new 49-inch size, the new models broaden the Planar VM Series offering and add state-of-the-art tiled bezel performance. The expanded Planar VM Series product line offers customers looking […]

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Yamaha Ships ESB-1080 UCC Sound Bar and Collaboration Kit

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Yamaha has announced its new ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar and Collaboration Kit are now shipping. Available in North America, the Yamaha Collaboration Kit bundles an AI wide-angle USB camera from Huddly, AI-powered conference cameras, with the ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar. Here’s a video we shot of this kit at InfoComm last month: The ESB-1080 Enterprise […]

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MicroSet Microphones Are Already Shipping from Audio-Technica

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Audio-Technica is now shipping the BP892x, BP893x and BP894x MicroSet headworn microphones — updated versions of its BP892, BP893 and BP894 models. Primary improvements include detachable cables and more secure ear loops for comfort and fit. All models will be available with a variety of terminations for wired, Audio-Technica and third-party wireless systems and in […]

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Signagelive Now Works on Amazon Fire TV Sticks and Players

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Signagelive is now available on Amazon Fire TV devices and displays. For the first time, digital signage customers can experience enterprise digital signage features and functionality on Amazon Fire TV devices and not be restricted to using basic, entry-level digital signage software that falls short of their requirements. Amazon Fire TV Stick as a great […]

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