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.

Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 Will Ship in April

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Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2, the second generation of Sennheiser’s ceiling microphone, employs automatic, adaptive beamforming, a technology patented by Sennheiser that automatically focuses on the active speaker and follows their voice no matter where they move in the room. The ceiling microphone supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), Sennheiser Control Cockpit, Dante Domain Manager and the […]

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Crestron Flex Unified Communications & Collaboration Solutions Debuted at ISE 2019

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The Crestron Flex Unified Communications & Collaboration solutions, which debuted at ISE 2019 this month in Hall-2, Stand C20, delivers a native Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and Zoom Rooms software experience, including one-touch join. The Crestron Flex includes: Crestron Flex P100 Series: Crestron’s first ever voice-over-IP desk phone, the P100 Series delivers the Microsoft Teams or Skype for […]

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Utelogy Launches a New Management Portal to Monitor Your Entire AV Infrastructure

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Utelogy launched an all-new U-Manage, the platform’s management, monitoring and analytics portal, today at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 in Amsterdam. U-Manage provides enterprise-wide visibility to rooms, equipment, issues, performance and usage. It tracks all connected devices and delivers insights on those devices and the system as a whole, to enable more informed support and […]

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New desono Conferencing Speakers Aimed at the Conference Room

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At ISE 2019 (Stand 3-B120), Biamp introduced its new desono line of conferencing speakers with an optional AMP-450BP backpack amplifier. The desono C-IC6 conferencing speakers incorporate design features like termination-free connections using standard category cables, a removable magnetic grill and acoustic performance designed for conference rooms. Accompanying the desono speakers is the optional PoE+ AMP-450BP amplifier that mounts  onto the back […]

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Vivitek Intros NovoProjector at ISE 2019 — Industry’s First Collaborative Laser Projector

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Vivitek just launched a laser projector with in NovoConnect wires collaboration solution in the form of the NovoProjector DH3665ZN, which is technically the first wireless collaborative laser projector on the market. The NovoProjector officially debuted in Vivitek’s stand 5R60 at ISE 2019. The NovoProjector is aimed at meeting rooms and it can be managed along […]

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Biamp Intros New Amplifiers

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Biamp introduces the first enterprise-ready rack-mounted amplifiers with 100 percent asymmetric power distribution at ISE 2019 in Stand 3-B120. Designed for sound reinforcement, the new amplifiers are offered in two models: Tesira 1200.1 — four-channel, 1200-watt amplifier, single asymmetric bank Tesira 1200.2 — four-channel, 2400-watt amplifier, dual asymmetric banks The only true single-cable amplifier solution, […]

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Biamp’s New desono Entry-Level Pendant Speakers Debut

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At ISE 2019, Biamp (in stand 3-B120) has announced two pendant style models in its new desono speaker family — the P6 and P6-SM — designed for retail, restaurants, casinos and virtually any application that requires background and foreground music or paging. The desono pendant series is mechanically steerable, providing a cost-efficient way to achieve […]

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QSC Introduces CX-Q Series Network Amplifiers

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QSC today announces new network power amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As a native peripheral of the Q-SYS Ecosystem, The CX-Q Series network amplifiers can take advantage of network routing capabilities as well as advanced processing, control, monitoring and loudspeaker output load. These amplifiers also assist Q-SYS in deploying signature QSC technologies like Intrinsic Correction, […]

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Biamp Brings Pro AV Audio to Google Hangouts Meet Hardware with Tesira

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Biamp announces at ISE 2019 (Stand 3-B120) that its Tesira conferencing solutions are now certified for use with Hangouts Meet hardware, bringing better audio quality to medium and large conference rooms in unified communications (UC) applications. Biamp’s Google-certified solutions support all required Hangouts Meet functionality and automatically offload tasks such as automatic echo cancellation (AEC) […]

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Canon Intros LX-4K3500Z 4K Laser Projector with 40,000 Lumens

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Canon Europe today announced the launch of the LX-4K3500Z, its first large venue 4K projector. This DLP-based 4K laser projector is compatible with a new set of Canon-branded lenses (capable of projecting from 2m-176m) an it’s aimed at the rental and staging market and high-end install markets. The LX-4K3500Z includes 10-bit color processing that hits […]

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Control4 Acquires Switzerland-Based NEEO

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  Control4 Corporation today announces the acquisition of Switzerland-based NEEO, the creators of the acclaimed smart home remote, to accelerate its leadership in delivering remotes, touch panels, keypads and other smart home devices. Introduced in 2016, NEEO’s remote quickly gained industry recognition for its simplistic set up, out-of-box interoperability with thousands of devices and its […]

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New Bose Array Tool Software Makes Sound System Design Quicker

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Bose Professional today announced the release of the Bose Array Tool, a new software application to help make sound system design smarter for AV professionals. The software features an intuitive workflow that requires minimal training. The Bose Array Tool brings variables — such as room size, budget constraints, loudspeaker model and placement — under control. […]

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BrightSign Announces Partnership with AdMobilize

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BrightSign announces a partnership with AdMobilize, an audience intelligence company that focuses on powering DOOH and retail networks with real-time, fully anonymous audience intelligence. The partnership comes after more than a year of collaboration in an effort to bring this industry-evolving solution to market. BrightSign Series 3 and 4 XT, XD and HD expanded I/O […]

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InFocus Is Back in the Home Theater Market with New ScreenPlay Line of Projectors

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InFocus Corporation is re-introducing the ScreenPlay projector line for the residential market with two models. The SP2080HD is specified at 4,000-lumens at 1920×1080 resolution and a high 32,000:1 contrast ratio. The SP1081HD, also 1080p resolution, has 3,800 lumens and 28,500:1 contrast. Both the SP1081HD and SP2080HD use 1-chip DLP technology. In addition to an HDMI […]

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Jupiter by InFocus Intros Catalyst XL Display Wall Processor

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Jupiter by InFocus just debuted a new flagship Catalyst XL display wall processor featuring a 4K and 8K capture board technology and real-time document and video annotation capability. Catalyst XL is designed for 24/7 control operations. The processor can power up to 48 displays and a maximum of 156 4K IP and direct inputs. The […]

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Philips Enters the LED Market, Adds Android 7 to the D-Line and Intros New Interactive Touch Models

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Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS) will unveil a host of new display models at ISE 2019. In addition to new LCD displays launched at ISE 2019 in stand 10-K170, Philips will officially enter the LED market. Following the debut of a 110″ prototype LED display at ISE 2018, Philips PDS is launching six new […]

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Extron Introduces the Industry’s First Adjustable Width Sound Bar

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Extron just announced the SB 33 A, an Adjustable Width Sound Bar, designed to enhance the audio experience in collaboration spaces. With its adjustable width design, the new sound bar can be customized to precisely match the size of the display. Offering high performance sound and professional install features, the SB 33 A accomodates most […]

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AVI-SPL Launches Symphony as a Service (SYaaS)

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AVI-SPL today formally announced the launch of its Symphony as a Service (SYaaS) offering, providing an alternative consumption model for organizations to conduct proactive monitoring and management of their collaboration estate via Symphony. Here’s a video on how it works: The newly launched SYaaS model will allow organizations to enable integrated collaboration workflows, providing a […]

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Peavey Commercial Audio Develops Digitool Driver for Neets TanGo AV Control System

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Peavey Commercial Audio has partnered with Neets, and the companies are announcing the availability of a TanGo driver for PCA’s Digitool family of digital audio processing units for loudspeaker management, matrix mixing, room combining and more. The driver is currently available for the Digitool MX16 and Digitool Live devices, both of which are 8×8-channel units. […]

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Sony Launches AI-Based Video Analytics Solution

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Sony today announced its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Edge Analytics solution, the REA-C1000, which allows users to create video content in real time, without the need for specialized training, additional staff or equipment. The REA-C1000 uses AI-based video analytics technology to analyze the input it receives from connected cameras and automatically extracts the object […]

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Epson Aims New PowerLite U50 Projector at K-12

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Epson today announced its new PowerLite U50 WUXGA (1920×1200) 3LCD projector — an ultra-bright classroom projector with a 10,000 hour lamp. Specified at 3,600 lumens of color brightness and 3,600 lumens of white brightness and a WUXGA resolution, the PowerLite U50 is designed for well-lit rooms. The projector offers enterprise-level security via integrated wireless networking […]

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ClearOne Introduces COLLABORATE Space

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ClearOne today announced the COLLABORATE Space collaboration solution. With COLLABORATE Space, users can work together one-on-one or in groups of hundreds with integrated file sharing, searchable archives and user presence information. They can connect with colleagues and contacts, via audio and video. Users can meet immediately or schedule a meeting and access a full suite […]

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Barix to Unveil New Family of Linux-Based Barionet Control, Automation and IoT Devices with Lua Support at ISE 2019

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Barix will introduct a new series of Linux-based I/O, IoT sensor and interface controllers in its Barionet product line. Debuting in stand 8-G275 at ISE 2019 (February 5-8 in Amsterdam), the new devices combine the universal, programmable Barionet platform with the simplicity of Lua programming and a cloud-based code deployment solution. Barix’s latest models support […]

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Aurora Will Debut a Two-Input, Eight-Output HDMI Splitter at ISE 2019

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Aurora Multimedia will use ISE 2019 to debut an eight-port 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI PoE splitter with downscaling per individual output. Dubbed the DXE-218, it takes two HDMI inputs and splits it into eight HDMI ports all with CEC control, EDID management, Hot Plug Detection and PoE (power over Ethernet). This can all be managed and […]

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Williams AV Debuts Presenter HUB and Audio Presenter HUB Wireless Presentation Systems

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The Presenter HUB is a wireless video hub designed for connecting laptops, tablets and mobile phones to displays using Airplay, Google Chromecast and Miracast. The Presenter HUB has a 4K HDMI output and five USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI input, two Comm ports and one Ethernet network port for networked sources. The Presenter HUB performs […]

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TASCAM Unveils Expandable SERIES of USB Audio/MIDI Interfaces

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TASCAM’s new SERIES 102i 10-in, two-out and SERIES 208i 20-in, eight-out audio-MIDI interfaces deliver 24-bit, 192 kHz recording and playback to a Mac, Windows PC or iPad. Controllable with included custom software, the two SERIES USB 2.0 interfaces feature powerful DSP input and output mixers with built-in digital reverb, compressor, phase invert and four-band EQ […]

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TASCAM Introduces New DR-X Series Digital Audio Recorders with USB Audio Interface

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TASCAM has introduced the next generation of their line of professional grade handheld recorders, the DR-X Series. The DR-X Series is a great update to TASCAM’s line of handheld recorders. The perfect companion for videographers, voiceover artists, songwriters and podcasters, the DR-40X’s integrated unidirectional stereo mics with scalable A/B or X/Y configuration, dual XLR/1/4-inch combo […]

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Barco Intros Two New Models of ClickShare

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Barco has announced the release of two new enterprise products: a dedicated huddle proposition, the ClickShare CS-100 Huddle, and a 4K collaboration solution, the ClickShare CSE-200+. The ClickShare CS-100 Huddle, designed for huddle and small meeting spaces, brings “spontaneous, ad-hoc and swift content-sharing” to small businesses or teams. With the ClickShare CSE-200+, new ways of […]

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WolfVision Launches Cynap PURE Wireless Presentation System at ISE 2019

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WolfVision announces an important extension to its system portfolio with the new vSolution Cynap Pure wireless presentation system. The product will be featured at ISE 2019 on WolfVision’s stand in Hall 1: M20. Cynap Pure transforms meeting rooms, huddle spaces, and classrooms of all sizes into high performance wireless presentation environments, using WolfVision’s BYOD wireless […]

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