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.

Enterprise Connect 2020 Postponed to Early August, Moved to San Francisco

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The show organizers of Enterprise Connect, the communications and collaborations show originally scheduled to be held later this month in Orlando, told exhibitors today that the show has been rescheduled for August 3-6, 2020, and will now take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This is due to the travel restrictions and uncertainty […]

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B-Tech AV Mounts Launches BT9910 Mount for Extra Large, Heavy Displays

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B-Tech AV Mounts just announced the launch of the BT9910, which is designed to mount and tilt (positions 0°, 5°, 10°, 15°) extra-large and extra heavy displays of 65″ up to 100″. First unveiled at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam (Feb 11-14), the new XL heavy-duty BT9910 supports screen sizes of between 65″ and 100″ and […]

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FOR-A Announces CG-Portable Compact Character Generator for Broadcast and Digital Signage

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FOR-A Corporation just announced CG-Portable, a compact character generator designed for broadcast and digital signage applications. About the size of a smartphone, CG-Portable features four SDI ports as well as an Ethernet port for network connectivity. Two independent, multi-lingual text overlays support horizontal crawls and vertical rolls, while a timer overlay provides up/down count. Plus, CG-Portable supports more than 70 […]

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Optoma Intros UHD50X DLP HDR10 Home Theater and Gaming Projector

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Optoma yesterday unveiled the UHD50X, a 240Hz 4K (3840×2160) home theater projector using 1-chip DLP technology. Specifed at 3,400 lumens of brightness and a 500,000:1 contrast ratio, along with HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) compatibility, the Optoma UHD50X also includes an enhanced gaming mode, as well as a latency of only 16ms in 1080p at […]

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Registration Open for CEDIA Awards & Leadership Conference

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Registration is now open for this year’s CEDIA Awards & Leadership Conference. The gathering will take place July 21-22 at the historic Union League Club of Chicago. The event will provide CEDIA members with opportunities to network, sharpen their leadership skills, and celebrate the very best home technology integration projects. Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement Giles Sutton […]

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Hitachi Adds HDR and SDR Outputs to CU-HD550 Camera Control Unit

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Hitachi Kokusai Electric America just added new features to the CU-HD550 camera control unit (CCU) including both High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) output with independent adjustments and 4K/UHD output over single-link 12Gbps SDI connectivity. The CU-HD550 and its companion CA-HF550 camera adapter collectively are designed to lower the cost of entry for 1080p60 video production. When used […]

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Bird Home Automation Announces DoorBird D1101V Wi-Fi-Connected Video Intercom

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Bird Home Automation just release the DoorBird D1101V, a WiFi-connected video intercom with one call button that comes in both a surface-mounted and flush-mounted version. The smart intercom sends push notifications when the call button is pressed, and allows you to talk to visitors, and see them live via smartphone, tablet or indoor station.The D1101V allows access to all functions […]

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Optoma Releases New Projectors for Gaming and Entertainment

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Optoma today unveiled three new projectors designed for gaming and home entertainment. The GT1090HDR and HZ39HDR, Optoma’s first laser gaming and entertainment projectors, are native 1080p. With 4,200 lumens brightness, 300,000:1 contrast ratio and 0.50:1 short-throw ratio, the compact Optoma GT1090HDR is designed for space-constrained environments. Input options include HDMI 2.0 and VGA. The Optoma […]

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Steinberg Now Shipping the UR24C Audio Interface

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Steinberg today announced its shipping the UR24C. As with each UR-C interface, the UR24C provides USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed) connectivity to ensure universal compatibility with both PCs and Mac computers, as well as iOS devices. It features 32-bit/192 kHz audio resolution, MIDI and delivers DSP power for using effects when monitoring audio […]

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Kramer Releases Omnivore KM-2B Microphone Aimed at UCC

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Kramer’s Omnivore KM-2B is a microphone designed for UCC applications. The patent-pending Omnivore KM-2B is a dual boundary microphone that eliminates comb filtering and has three selectable polar patterns, allowing versatility for any installation: Omnidirectional — For use in small/medium meeting spaces Sub-cardioid — Under the display in a huddle space Cardioid — On the […]

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Nureva Adds New Agile Canvas Templates to Span Workspace

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Nureva announced that it has added new agile canvas templates to Span Workspace, including a heat map developed by Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum Inc. and Scrum Scale. These canvases will save scrum masters and agile coaches prep time when working on common, recurring agile activities, such as user story […]

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Studio Technologies Intros StudioComm Dante Multichannel Monitoring System

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Studio Technologies just introduced the StudioComm Dante Audio-over-IP-enabled multichannel monitoring system, the Model 792 Central Controller and the Model 793 Control Console. The new system combines a rack-mounted main electronics unit with a desktop-user control surface. The so-called “fully-pro” signal path uses programmable logic to support both digital and analog audio. An extensive set of […]

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Spinitar Intros HelpPoint+ Live Support Portal Powered by Teleportivity

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Spinitar has announced the launch of its new live support portal, HelpPoint+. A space-specific customer support portal designed to work seamlessly with business and employee needs, HelpPoint+ is an instantly scaleable on-site document repository and web-app with a fully integrated video and voice helpdesk. HelpPoint+ was created to provide end-users with on-demand support from every […]

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Access Networks Intros Access-Branded Stackable Switches, Replacing Ruckus ICX Switch Series

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Access Networks has released its own line of Access Networks-branded stackable switches available individually and as part of its custom Core Systems (replacing the Ruckus ICX Switch series). The ANX 7150 line of switches caters to integrators who need reliable and scalable networking solutions for residential and commercial applications. The new ANX 7150 line has […]

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SpinetiX Announces Partnership with Littlebit Technology

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SpinetiX has announced a partnership with Littlebit Technology to offer SpinetiX ARYA cloud service and DSOS operating system on axxiv computing devices. As a result, axxiv computing devices running SpinetiX ARYA and DSOS will be offered to Littlebit Technology customers in Europe. The Littlebit Technology collaboration opens SpinetiX technology and expertise to even more business […]

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TASCAM Updates USB Audio Interface Driver

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TASCAM announced an update to its USB Audio Interface Driver, Version 4.0 for Windows. Available now as a free download, the 4.0 driver update reflects TASCAM’s firm commitment to improving driver stability and performance based on user input and technology/OS updates while delivering an ultra-low latency solution for a streamlined workflow during recording and mixing. […]

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LG Releases Bracket Accessories for OLED Commercial Displays

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Responding to customer demand for a way to create video walls with the transparent LG OLED commercial displays, LG Business Solutions USA has introduced new bracket accessories that enable customers to combine transparent OLED displays into video walls in sizes that meet unique installation requirements. With its 55-inch transparent OLED display, LG has given integrators […]

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Kramer VIA Campus2 PLUS Offers Document Collaboration in Meetings

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Kramer’s new VIA Campus2 PLUS is a simultaneous wired and wireless presentation and collaboration solution with a 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI input for wired connectivity. With any laptop or mobile device, users can view, edit and comment on a shared document and record sessions. Meeting participants can display or stream full uninterrupted HD video (up to […]

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DSE 2020 Announces Programming

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, announced today that its 2020 educational conference will again feature four individual full-day educational programs for Digital Signage Expert Group (DSEG) certification or renewal credits. Tuesday, March 31 – 9 a.m. – […]

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SpinetiX Partners With Simply NUC to Put SpinetiX ARYA and DSOS on the Intel NUC

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SpinetiX announced a partnership with Simply NUC to offer SpinetiX ARYA cloud service and DSOS operating system on the Intel NUC. As a result, the Intel NUC running SpinetiX ARYA and DSOS will be offered to Simply NUC customers in North America and Europe. Commercial-grade Intel NUCs are combined with the SpinetiX DSOS operating system […]

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Kramer Releases New Wireless Sharing Options for UCC and Education Spaces

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Kramer just launched the VIA GO² and VIA Campus² wireless sharing options aimed at meeting and educational spaces. Aimed at classrooms, huddle spaces and small meeting spaces, VIA GO² is a compact wireless sharing device that’s been upgraded to have a 4K HDMI output, 1024-bit encryption, 60-hertz video streaming and native AirPlay, Miracast and Chromebook. […]

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Black Box and NETGEAR to Sponsor SDVoE Design Partner Certification Events Worldwide

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Black Box and NETGEAR are teaming up to sponsor a series of SDVoE Design Partner Certification Live events in cities around the world. The training program supports attendees in becoming consultants and designers who can guide integrators, installers and end users in leveraging the SDVoE standard for high-performance AV network deployments. The training will provide […]

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Sony Will Release a New Beamforming Microphone for Hands-Free Applications in Spring 2020

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Sony Electronics announced the details Tuesday of a new beamforming microphone, the MAS-A100, designed for “hands-free” lectures and presentations. The ceiling-mount microphone is designed for both speech reinforcement and recording using both beamforming technology and an Intelligent Feedback Reducer function. The microphone has a dual-channel output for simultaneous recording that captures the speaker and student’s/participants’ […]

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Sennheiser Debuts New Version of MobileConnect Streaming Solution

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At this year’s ISE, Sennheiser debuted a new version of its MobileConnect streaming solution, offering students an individual assistive listening capability through the convenience of their own smartphone. The system provides operators the ability to implement complex architectures and to manage them from a central location. The Wi-Fi-based MobileConnect system delivers high audio quality with […]

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SnapAV to Release the Signature by Episode Custom Install Speaker Line

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SnapAV just announced the Signature by Episode custom install speaker line. Signature by Episode offers 32 models across three series, one and two-step installation options, with seven optional cradle accessories that can be paired with pre-construction brackets, back boxes, and a plethora of grille options. The Signature by Episode 3 Series models feature polypropylene woofers […]

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Bose and Sennheiser Partner to Launch UCC-Based Audio Solution for Meeting Rooms

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Bose Professional and Sennheiser have teamed up to provide an in-ceiling unified communications solution and announced a new UCC-based ceiling mic system called the ES1 Ceiling Audio Solution aimed at conference rooms. Consisting of three Bose products: the ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing signal processor, the EdgeMax EM180 in-ceiling loudspeaker, the PowerSpace P2600A amplifier and the Sennheiser TeamConnect […]

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Leyard Planar Enters microLED Market With 0.6-mm 8K Display

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At ISE 2020, Leyard Planar has introduced an ultra-fine pitch LED display with a 0.6-millimeter video wall featuring microLED, which was previously previewed at CES 2020. The display measures 216 inches and features 8K resolution.In addition to the 0.6-millimeter technology demonstration, Leyard Planar showed other fine pitch LED innovations, including the next-generation DirectLight X LED […]

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VuWall Adds to VuStream Family of Encoders and Decoders at ISE 2020

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VuWall has broadened its family of VuStream encoders and decoders. Demonstrated for the first time at ISE 2020 in Booth 15-K250, VuStream encoders and decoders support H.264 and Software-Defined Video-over-Ethernet (SDVoE) standards. The VuStream family includes the Series 100, 200, 300 and 500 to suit almost any AV-over-IP encoding or decoding requirements. The product line offers a mix […]

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Barco Partners With Logitech to Combine ClickShare Conference

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Barco today announced its partnership with Logitech to combine ClickShare Conference with Logitech Video Collaboration products. ClickShare Conference is the latest product range in Barco’s highly appreciated ClickShare family. ClickShare Conference is all about wireless conferencing and BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting), as it allows you to join any type of video conference from your […]

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Salamander Designs Intros Mobile Display Stands

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Salamander Designs today announced that the Salamander range of Mobile Display Stands are compatible with all three sizes of Cisco Webex Boards. The new offering provides mobility to the largest Cisco Webex Board, the 85-inch, which is designed for big spaces in enterprise environments. Salamander Designs now offers FPS-series display stands to support all three […]

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RBH Debuts SBTRS Limited Edition Speaker System

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RBH Sound debuted its SVTRS Limited Edition speaker system. The flagship SVTRS modular tower speaker includes three modules per channel, one SV-831R in-between two SV-1212NR subwoofers, one below and one above. Each module has the same teardrop profile and, fully assembled, reach a towering 78-inches in height. The SV-831R has three 8-inch proprietary aluminum cone woofers and an […]

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