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.

MSE Audio Announces SoundTube STNet Soundbar

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MSE Audio has introduced the SoundTube STNet Soundbar to enable IP-based PoE to a soundbar. The Dante Soundbar will debut at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 at stand 3-C100. SoundTube’s Dante Soundbar is an ultra-thin, two-way Dante-enabled digital end-point solution in a soundbar configuration. Featuring a built-in amplifier and DSP, the soundbar measures only 1½ inches […]

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Extron Introduces XTP CP 4i 12G‑SDI Board

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Extron just introduced the XTP CP 4i 12G‑SDI board that enables 12G-SDI connectivity within XTP systems. It supports multi-rate SDI digital video signal data rates up to 11.88 Gbps and passes HDR, embedded audio, along with other ancillary data allowed by the SMPTE and ITU specifications. Incoming signals are automatically equalized to provide optimal signal […]

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Optoma Intros 8500-Lumen ProScene ZU860 Large Venue Projector

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Optoma introduced this week one of its brightest projectors, the new Optoma ProScene ZU860. Featuring 8,500 lumens of brightness and a DuraCore laser light source, the Optoma ProScene ZU860 is the company’s first WUXGA projector with an interchangeable lens that supports 4K inputs. It’s designed to light up museums, large meeting rooms, auditoriums, houses of […]

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Atlona Announces Velocity 2.0 AV Control Platform, Scheduling Touch Panel Now Available

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Atlona is shipping Velocity 2.0, the next generation of its IP-enabled platform for AV control, room scheduling and asset management. The latest Velocity System platform offers a flexible new architecture to support various room and application requirements — several of which Atlona will demonstrate within its ISE 2020 stand (5-T50) in Amsterdam next month. The […]

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MuxLab to Debut Its Newest IP-Based Ethernet Network at ISE

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At ISE, MuxLab will debut its newest IP-based Ethernet network to stream AV from a variety of sources. Because it supports the H.264/H.265 video codec setting, this HDMI-over-IP H.264/H.265 PoE transmitter, 4K/60 (model 500764) can stream AV content from the Internet with near-zero latency, delivering it locally, remotely or even across the world, provided all […]

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Screen Innovations Re-engineers Solo Family of Projection Screens

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Screen Innovations (SI) has completely re-engineered its Solo family, now up to 3.5 meters wide in AC, DC and wireless lithium rechargeable options. One of the signature features of SI’s new Solo 2 motorized cassette is its decorator-friendly design; with cassette sizes starting at 90 millimeters in-depth and height, the Solo 2 is 17% smaller […]

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iRoom Adds Five New Color Options for iPad Docking Stations

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iRoom just debuted five new color options for its iPad docking stations (known as iTop) with expanded connectivity including a lightning or USB-C charging connector. The new iTop color combinations total 10 with two glass bezel choices, black or white and five color options for its aluminum anodized base — silver, rose, apricot, gold and […]

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Extron Releases FOX3 Series of Fiber Optic Extenders, Matrix Switchers

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Extron has announced the FOX3 Series family of fiber optic extenders and matrix switchers for end-to-end distribution of 4K video, audio, control, USB and 3D sync. This enterprise fiber platform supports HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps. It is HDCP 2.2 compliant for the secure transmission of uncompressed 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) video over two […]

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Sennheiser to Launch “Link Density Mode” for Its Digital 6000 Wireless Microphone Series

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In the face of an ever-shrinking UHF spectrum available for the program-making and special events (PMSE) sector, Sennheiser is launching a “link density mode” for its Digital 6000 wireless microphone series. “Virtually everywhere the world over, production companies, theaters and touring artists and their engineers have lost more UHF spectrum than can be compensated for,” […]

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Mackie Enters Microphone Market, Intros EleMent Series

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Mackie has now entered into the microphone market introducing their new EleMent Series microphones. The EleMent Series consists of three models: the EM-89D live vocal dynamic, EM-91C large-diaphragm condenser and EM-USB USB condenser microphones. The EM-89D dynamic microphone features a cardioid polar pattern and is primarily designed for stage use but also works for a […]

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Camplex Ships TAC-N-GO Tactical Signal Extender

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Camplex is shipping seven new versions of its popular TAC-N-GO tactical signal extender systems. Camplex TAC-N-GO systems convert and extend 4K HD/3G/6G/12G-SDI, HDMI, 100BaseT Ethernet or audio signals over tactical fiber optic cable, depending on the model. Each system is comprised of a field-deployable fiber optic converter system that is connected to a cable reel […]

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Christie Intros Crimson Series of 3DLP Laser Projectors

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The new Christie Crimson Series of 3DLP laser projectors are specified to deliver 31,500 ISO lumens for the same price as the Crimson 25 models with the same 60Hz processing and Christie BoldColor Technology in a compact, rugged package for rental, staging and fixed installation customers. These projectors offer the same Christie TruLife electronics and […]

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Barco Improves UniSee Line, Releases UniSee 500

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Barco just expanded and improved the UniSee line of LCD video wall displays. You may recall that UniSee claims the world’s smallest optical seam, and almost eliminating the “black raster” that traditionally borders the content shown on LCD video walls. Now that the platform has been completely redesigned, Barco says the new UniSee has improved […]

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Viking Electronics’ PB-3-IP Offers VoIP Emergency Phone Panic Button

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Discreetly place emergency calls at the touch of a button with the PB-3-IP Panic Button from Viking Electronics. Designed for VoIP SIP systems, this PoE panic button can be programmed using Viking’s IP Programming software and receives automatic firmware updates. The PB-3-IP includes an onboard relay for activating security cameras, emergency lighting or any other […]

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TrueConf Reveals ISE 2020 Plans

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TrueConf will debut new video collaboration solutions at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam next month, Feb. 11-14, on stand 13-D150 (the education technology hall). The highlight of the show, TrueConf Group, is a videoconferencing endpoint based on open standards. TrueConf Group is designed for the ultimate video collaboration experience and comes with a built-in MCU that […]

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MSE Audio Ships SoundTube STNet Pendant Speakers

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MSE Audio just announced that its STNet IP-enabled pendant speakers are now shipping. The IPD-RS62-EZ and IPD-RS82-EZ use SoundTube’s BroadBeam Ring dispersion technology for messaging and music over a wide area, even off-axis from the speakers. The IPD-HP82-EZ uses a BroadBeam HP compression driver with waveguide for use in rooms with extra high ceilings. Applications […]

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Mackie Intros CR Series Multimedia Monitors

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Mackie is expanding its CR Series Multimedia Monitors, adding new models and a subwoofer to the line of compact nearfields. New to the CR Series is the CR3-X 3-inch, CR4-X 4-inch, and CR5-X 5-inch, as well as the Bluetooth-enabled CR3-XBT 3-inch, CR4-XBT 4-inch, CR5-XBT 5-inch, and CR8-XBT 8-inch models and finally, the CR8S-XBT Bluetooth-enabled Subwoofer. […]

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DPA Microphones Adds Color Options to 6000 Series of Subminiature Mics to Better Match Skin Tones

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DPA Microphones is unveiling new color options for its 6000 series of Subminiature Microphones so that they can be more closely matched to the wearer’s skin tone and clothing. At ISE 2020 (Amptec Booth 7-V245), DPA will show its 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, in brown, black and beige, and its 6060 and 6061 Lavalier Microphones, […]

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Mvix Launches Subscription-Free Software for BrightSign Media Players

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Mvix has launched a subscription-free software package for BrightSign digital signage players including features such as native 4K content playback, built-in content apps and data integrations, smart playlists, multi-zone screen layouts. Other features include: Remote content management 4K video playback Multi-zone screen layouts Content scheduling and dayparting Live data integration via CSV, XML, JSON and […]

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Countryman Associates Intros Phantom Power Supply That Transmits DC Power Through Mic Cables

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Countryman Associates has just introduced the portable Phantom Power Supply that can transmit DC electric power through microphone cables, making it a useful audio tool in both live and studio recording settings. The Countryman Phantom Power Supply offers flexible power options and selectable voltage settings and it can operate on one 9V battery, two 9V […]

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Avonic to Debut CM22 Fixed Camera, CM90 4K Camera at ISE 2020

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Avonic will be at ISE next month in Amsterdam, where a number of kiosks will feature demonstrations of how the company’s advanced, flexible, low latency solutions can benefit users in education and conferencing, as well as the ease of interoperability of its products within the collaboration/communications ecosystem. Visitors can also see a demonstration of live […]

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Magewell to Feature Global Debuts of Capture, Convert, Streaming Encoders at ISE 2020

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Magewell will feature the global debuts of three new products at ISE: Capture — Making its debut at ISE 2020, this ultra-compact, power-efficient Eco Capture SDI 4K Plus M.2 card captures 4K video at 60 frames per second over a single-link, 12G-SDI interface for use with popular AV software applications. The low-latency card measures 22×80 mm and […]

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Barix Launches IP Former to Replace Traditional 70/100-Volt Transformers

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At ISE, Barix is launching IP Former, the company’s newest product platform for adding IP networking capabilities to new or existing loudspeaker designs. Replacing the 70/100-volt transformer traditionally used with analog loudspeakers, the PoE-powered IP Former provides an IP network interface, audio stream decoder and amplifier front-end for any 2- to 8-ohm speaker. IP Former […]

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Martin Audio Launches X218 Subwoofer

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Martin Audio just launched the X218 subwoofer as part of the company’s BlacklineX series of speakers. BlacklineX is aimed at live events, corporate installs and houses of worship. The original line-up comprised just a 15″ and single 18″ subwoofer, while the new X218 is a dual-driver, high-performance subwoofer with an operating range of 42Hz-200Hz + […]

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Stealth Acoustics to Launch EMEA Version of Stingray Outdoor Speaker at ISE 2020

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At ISE in Amsterdam, Stealth Acoustics is debuting its new 8” 3-way StingRay outdoor speaker — the StingRay 83 — to the European market. Alongside this launch product will be a selection of invisible speakers and subwoofers from the LRG and LRX product lines on stand 5-R96. The StingRay 83 is a 300-watt speaker that […]

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JBL Pro Announces IRX Series of Powered Loudspeakers

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The entry-level IRX Series of powered loudspeakers from JBL Pro are available in two sizes — an 8-inch IRX108BT and the 12-inch IRX112B. Features include four EQ presets to one-touch ducking to automatic feedback suppression. Built-in Bluetooth audio streaming and two combo inputs, as well as an XLR loop-out for additional speakers, are included for […]

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Mackie Redesigns ProFXv3 Professional Effects Mixers with USB

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Mackie has announced a complete redesign of its analog mixer series, ProFXv3 Professional Effects Mixers with USB. It now includes Mackie’s Onyx mic preamps, GigFX Effects Engine, 2×4 24-bit / 192kHz USB recording and a new look. ProFXv3 Series mixers start with Mackie’s flagship Onyx mic preamps that offer noise and distortion performance to ensure […]

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EnGenius Technologies Announces High-Capacity Wi-Fi 6 Outdoor Access Point

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EnGenius Technologies today announced a high-capacity Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) outdoor access point, perfect for digital signage applications, the EWS850AP. The new weatherproof access point takes advantage of the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology. The EWS850AP is in an IP67-rated dust and water-resistant enclosure and capable of withstanding harsh weather environments, including prolonged exposure to sunlight, extreme […]

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QMotion Brand Adds 79 New Decorative Shade Fabric Styles

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Legrand’s Building Control Systems (BCS) division today announced that its QMotion brand has added 79 new decorative shade fabric styles to its extensive offering, including light-filtering decorative sheers and room-darkening blackout fabrics in a variety of patterns, textures and colors. Legrand’s new QMotion decorative sheers include the Cirrus, Ridges, Shiraz, Tapestry and Wisp collections. In […]

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Klipsch Launches Three New Sound Bars at CES 2020

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Klipsch just launched three new sound bars at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week. The Klipsch Bar 54 with Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual:X technology is a 54″ sound bar system with a powerful 12” wireless subwoofer and Surround 3 with Dolby Atmos speakers. The system delivers a full 5.1.4 cinematic experience by […]

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Metra Home Theater Group Intros Helios DisplayPort Cables

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Metra Home Theater Group (MHTG) is debuting a new series of Helios DisplayPort cables that support video resolutions up to 8K. The cables will be available in lengths of 3 feet (AS-DP-3003), 6 feet (AS-DP-3006) and 9 feet (AS-DP-3009). The Helios cables work with video resolutions ranging from HD (1920×1080@60Hz, 120Hz, 144Hz, 165Hz) to 8K […]

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VuWall Updates TRx Centralized Multi-Video Wall Management System

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VuWall today announced an update to its TRx Centralized Multi-Video Wall Management System, version 2.5. This release includes three new security capabilities that strengthen the VuWall system: Transport Layer Security (TLS) between the TRx GUI and TRx Server, improved user rights management and more KVM modes. VuWall’s TRx Version 2.5 updates include: TLS between TRx […]

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