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 Intros Go-To KD-X222PO HDBaseT Extension Kit

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Key Digital just introduced the KD-X222PO HDBaseT extender set for extension of HDMI video and audio signals up to 125 feet / 38 meters at 4K 24/25/30(4:4:4)/60(4:2:0) using Cat5e/6UTP/STP cabling and up to 230 feet / 70 meters at 1080p /1920×1200 using Cat5e/6 cabling. The KD-X222PO features support of HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) at 4K […]

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Vaddio Ships CeilingMIC Microphones

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Vaddio has introduced (and is already shipping) its new CeilingMIC overhead microphones. Each CeilingMIC unit is designed with three microphone elements enclosed in a single pendant hanging enclosure, designed for 360-degree pickup coverage with integrated acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) and digital signal processing (DSP). The DSP interface box provides AEC reference from the far end […]

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Extron GlobalViewer Enterprise 2.8 Debuts as AV Resource Management Software

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Extron Electronics announced the immediate availability of GlobalViewer Enterprise – GVE version 2.8. Among the many features that help you manage systems across the enterprise more efficiently, this new version adds support for SMP Series streaming media products and TLS – TouchLink Scheduling panels. You can easily access the web interface for an SMP, monitor […]

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SpinetiX Announces New ARYA Cloud-Based Signage Solution

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SpinetiX announces the availability of its new turnkey solution for small and midsize businesses called SpinetiX ARYA. SpinetiX ARYA is what the company says is an affordable visual communication solution that combines professional grade cloud and hardware-based technologies. Entrepreneurs can quickly set up spectacularly visual experiences from their devices and deliver content in a highly […]

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B-Tech Launches Heavy Duty Pop-Out Screen Mount

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B-Tech AV Mounts just launched a heavyweight version of its BT8310 pop-out mount, designed for super-sized displays. Dubbed the BT8310XL, the heavy duty mount is capable of mounting screens up to 125 kilograms in weight — and 120” in size — in both landscape and portrait orientation. Using B-Tech’s pop-out technology, the wall mount is […]

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MultiDyne Launches SilverBack Series

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MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions will refresh its SilverBack series of camera-mounted fiber transport solutions with three additions at the 2019 NAB Show. The updated series, anchored by the now-shipping, IP-enabled SilverBack V, includes the global debut of two models that extend MultiDyne’s reach. The SilverBack V was introduced last year. The industry’s first 12G- and 4K-capable […]

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Kramer Intros the 612T, 612R 4K60 4:4:4 DP Transmitter/Receiver Over Multi-Mode Fiber Optic Cable

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Kramer Electronics’ 612T and 612R is a compact fiber optic transmitter and receiver set capable of extending uncompressed DisplayPort 1.2 signals over fiber optic cable. This set of extenders supports 4K@60 (4:4:4) resolution up to 656 feet (200 meters) on a dual LC multi-mode fiber cable. The new 612 transmitter and receiver also includes a […]

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Samsung at ISE 2019: The Wall, Artificial Intelligence-Based Scaling and Digital Signage

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While at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, I had the opportunity to talk to Hyesung Ha, senior vice president of visual display business at Samsung Electronics, to talk about some of the new products the company had introduced recently and were showing on their stand. Samsung’s “The Wall” has been shown before, including at last year’s […]

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Attero Tech’s Axon C1 Networked Controller Now Shipping

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Attero Tech is now shipping the Axon C1 single-gang networked controller. Built specifically for basic audio control applications where easy user interaction is key, the C1 allows simple control of volume, zone source selection and preset recall. With what the company says is an easy-to-read OLED display and intuitive menu navigation, the C1 makes short […]

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Extron Debuts Ethernet to KNX Interface

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Extron has announced the availability of the KNX 100G KNX IP Interface. This compact IP KNX Interface provides control and monitoring of multiple building management disciplines with an Extron Pro Series control system. The KNX 100G provides bi-directional communication to control and receive feedback on the status of KNX devices. This enables control of lighting […]

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ISE Sets Attendance Record Again, This Time With 81,268 Attendees

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ISE 2019 shows how technology and creativity deliver experience The 16th Integrated Systems Europe, which ran at the RAI Amsterdam from 5-8 February, was the biggest, broadest-reaching and most exciting edition of the show ever – confirming it as the international destination of choice for AV professionals. As well as hosting 15 halls containing the […]

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Visix Introduces Ultra-Small Nano Digital Signage Player

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Visix has added a new Nano player to its digital signage hardware offering. The ultra-small form factor appliance is purpose-built to provide reliable 1080p playback for digital signs in the smallest package available, measuring just 2.75”w x 2.75”d x 1.25”h. The Nano player is Visix’s smallest and most affordable media player and it includes 64GB […]

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ALMA to Move AISE2019 Show to Co-Locate with InfoComm 2019

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ALMA International (Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing and Acoustics), owner of AISE (ALMA International Symposium & Expo), has entered into a co-location agreement with AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association), owner of InfoComm. The two organizations offer content for the audio industry, but in complimentary ways that will benefit participants who take advantage of the […]

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Extron Debuts 18G, 4K/60 Seamless Switcher and Scaler

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Extron just announced the ISS 608, an eight-input seamless switcher for the presentation and scaling of DisplayPort and HDMI content at resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 at a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps. Features include Extron Vector 4K scaling technology and multiple transition effects, as well as logo insertion, video keying and PIP […]

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Crestron Expands Room Scheduling Platform at ISE

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At ISE 2019, Crestron debuted its latest hardware and software additions to its room scheduling platform. Two new scheduling panels — 5″ portrait and 5″ landscape — are now available, along with an optional room availability light bar. Like all Crestron scheduling panels, they connect directly to a Microsoft Exchange Server, Office 365 and G […]

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Nureva HDL300 Now Recommended for Zoom Rooms

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Nureva announces that its HDL300 audio conferencing system has been designated by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. as a recommended audio solution for medium to large Zoom Rooms. The addition of the HDL300 system gives Zoom customers an advanced, cost-effective microphone-speaker with thousands of virtual microphones for true full-room pickup. Simple installation, autocalibration and plug-and-play connectivity […]

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CCS Presentation Systems Expands with New Florida Office

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CCS Presentation Systems, a leader in the commercial audiovisual integrator industry for over 27 years, continues to expand with the addition of a new Tallahassee office. The new office is part of the CCS Southeast division, headquartered in Jacksonville with additional offices in Orlando, Miami, Knoxville, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia. Chris de Treville will lead […]

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Oblong Announces EMEA-Wide Sales Partnership with TIG

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Oblong Industries announced a strategic sales partnership with TIG which is expected to catapult the Oblong business in EMEA. Technological Innovation Group (TIG) is the experienced sales and marketing organization headed up by AV industry stalwart, Robin van Meeuwen, and his European team. Today, TIG will extend its services to one of the most influential […]

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Optoma Intros ProScene Line of ProAV Laser Projectors

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Optoma today announced three new additions to its ProScene projector series featuring 4K HDR compatibility aimed at houses of worship, museums, entertainment and education settings. The Optoma ZH506T, ZU506T and ZW506-W projectors are spec’d at 300,000:1 contrast ratio, are all 5,000 lumens and can last up to 20,000 hours of operation. In addition, each projector […]

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Sony and UbiCast Join Forces

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Sony and lecture capture solution provider UbiCast have announced the launch of Miris Netcapture software and Miris Video Platform. The new network-based lecture capture solution integrates with Vision Exchange, Sony’s active learning and interactive lecture solution. While Sony’s Vision Exchange allows students and teachers to share and annotate content wirelessly from their laptop, smartphone or […]

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Canon Debuts Native 4K Projector

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Canon Europe today announced a new 4K laser projector, the XEED 4K5020Z, which is a compact 4K LCoS laser projector. The new projector allows for installation in any 360-degree orientation and uses a spigot lens fitting. It’s compatible with seven interchangeable Canon lenses, including the new RS-SL07RST 4K lens. It features a 1.76x motorized zoom […]

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Roland V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher Includes 4K

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Roland Professional A/V is introducing the V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher, adding 4K (10-bit Color Depth, 260Hz 4:4:4) and scaling all inputs from 1080p to 4K. The V-600UHD includes High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, supports BT.2020, the highest-specification Wide Color Gamut (WCG) as well as the RGB and BT.709 standards. The V-600UHD’s four HDMI 2.0 and […]

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Epson Debuts Pro L Interchangeable-Lens Laser Projectors at ISE 2019, Including 30K Lumens Version

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Epson today announced a new range of compact, interchangeable-lens Pro L laser projectors. In addition, Epson is introducing new 9,000 and 30,000 lumen laser projectors. Epson’s new projectors will be on display at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam from Feb. 5-8 at Epson’s booth, #1-H90. The new range of Pro L projectors are Epson’s most compact, […]

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Upstage Video Launches V-BRIX- High-End Modular Video System for Rental and Staging

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Upstage Video just introduced a new LED screen solution called V-BRIX. V-BRIX is an indoor modular LED video system for corporate staging, exhibits, retail, house of worship, sports and live event environments. The product combines a contemporary modular framing system with a 2.5-millimeter LED video panel to create an LED video system with a refined, […]

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Sony Intros Three New Laser Projectors in the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70

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Sony just launched two new installation projectors in the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70, both aimed at schools, corporations, churches, museums and entertainment installations. With a native WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution, the 3LCD projectors are specified at 6,500 lumens and 5,500 lumens, respectively, and use a newly-developed 0.76-inch LCD panel. Both models come with an ‘intelligent setting’ feature […]

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Crestron Expands AV-over-IP Product Line at ISE 2019

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Crestron has debuted new additions to the DigitalMedia product family at ISE 2019 this month. The new products include a DM NVX encoder and decoder with PoE+ support and DM NVX encoders/decoders with Dante audio networking. The DM-NVX-E30(C) and DM-NVX-D30(C) are encode- or decode-only units that support HDMI connectivity and analog audio. Compatible with all […]

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Kramer Unveils the Industry’s First Audio Matrix with DSP and Interchangeable I/Os

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Kramer Electronics has unveiled the industry first 20-port audio matrix with DSP and interchangeable inputs and outputs at ISE 2019. AFM‑20DSP provides configuration flexibility and eliminates I/O limitations with its 20 interchangeable analog audio ports, letting AV professionals get more functionality for less real estate. AFM-20DSP also packs eight AEC channels, auto feedback suppression, Dante […]

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Extron and Logitech Team to Deliver Conference Room Experiences

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Extron announced that they will deliver some collaboration solutions stemming from its joint work with Logitech through the Logitech Collaboration Program. Logitech collaboration products can be equipped with Extron control systems, audio signal processors, and digital video switching and distribution. Meeting attendees will benefit from a significant expansion of meeting collaboration features and the convenience […]

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DVIGear’s DisplayNet and HyperLight Debut at ISE 2019

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DVIGear is introducing the latest SDVoE technology in its expanding DisplayNet AV Distribution platform at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, NL on February 5-8 in Stand 1-M100. DVIGear is also demonstrating its comprehensive suite of end-to-end 4K (UHD) video distribution solutions at the show, including its family of award-winning HyperLight Active Optical Cables. The DN 150 […]

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ZyPer4K Silent Decoder Makes ISE Debut in Amsterdam

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The newest addition to the ZeeVee product family of ZyPer4K AVoIP decoders and encoders – the ZyPer4K Silent Decoder – makes its ISE debut in Amsterdam this year. The ZyPer4K Silent decoder has an innovative fanless design that reduces noise in locations where the hum of a fan is problematic. In addition, it eliminates a […]

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