Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett is the managing editor at rAVe [PUBS]. Contact her at

How Carousel Drives Digital Signage Behind-the-Scenes at 47 McDonald’s Restaurants


Carousel Cloud software from Carousel Digital Signage is now live in 47 McDonalds quick-serve restaurants in the southeast of Pennsylvania and Delaware owned and operated by franchise Rawden Joint Ventures Corp. Headquartered in Lititz, PA, the company adopted Carousel Cloud to simplify employee communications across its Harrisburg-area franchise network, with an eye on potential expansion into customer-facing areas. […]

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Panasonic Expands Range of Solid Shine LCD Projectors — Adds PT-MZ20


Panasonic today expanded its range of Solid Shine LCD Projectors with the addition of the PT-MZ20 Series. There are now three new models alongside the PT-MZ20K projector announced earlier this year – the world’s smallest, lightest and quietest 20,000 lumen LCD projector. They comprise of the PT-MZ17 (16,500 lumen), PT-MZ14 (14,000 lumen) and PT-MZ11 (11,000 lumen). Designed for corporate […]

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Brightline Adds Multiple New LED Light Fixtures


With a new series of profile spotlights, Brightline continues its streak of innovation. Starting in June this year, Brightline introduced the cMe3 huddle room light, a fluorescent to LED upgrade kit, the L1.3 SeriesONE light, and now a new family of four profile spotlight LED fixtures. Used for more focused and shaped lighting, profile spotlights contain an ellipsoidal reflector designed for controlled, long throws. […]

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Snap One Announces 2022 Winners of Partner Awards Program


At CEDIA 2022, Snap One announced the winners of its expanded Partner Awards program, which has grown to include the full scope of each Partner’s relationship with all Snap One brands beyond Control4. The new program, which has long been a part of the Control4 dealer experience, recognizes and celebrates the company’s most dedicated Partners based on a variety of […]

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Registration Now Open for ISE 2023


Following a successful show earlier this year, registration is now open for Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2023). The show will be a launchpad for a wealth of new technology, offer a thought-provoking conference program, and will feature headline keynote sessions throughout the week. What’s more, with just under four months until opening day, ISE 2023 […]

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Logitech Releases Logitech Sight AI-Powered Tabletop Camera


Logitech announced Logitech Sight, an AI-powered tabletop camera that works with the front-of-room camera Rally Bar or Rally Bar Mini to intelligently capture the best perspective of meeting participants and track conversations as they move around the conference room. Logitech Sight is the latest in a series of innovations and part of its New Logic […]

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A Quick Guide to Some of Our Favorite CEDIA Expo Blogs


If you’ve been keeping up with our CEDIA Expo coverage, you might recall that we have covered so much news! Here’s a guide to some of our favorite pieces that we’ve written about the show: THE BEST-EVER Demo from the Show Floor: BEST Demo at CEDIA Expo 2022: A Collab Between Trinnov, McIntosh, Sonus Faber, […]

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PowerHouse Alliance Launches New Cresza House Brand of Amplifiers


PowerHouse Alliance announced their new house brand of amplifiers, Cresza is launching with three models to accommodate a variety of residential and commercial projects. Cresza PA250 — This two-channel amplifier offers 50 watts per channel @ 8 ohms, front panel level and balance controls, interrupt priority switching, and high-efficiency class D topologies. Cresza PA2100 — […]

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Victrola Partners With ProSource for Victrola Stream Carbon High-Performance Turntable


Victrola announced its new partnership with ProSource to market the Victrola Stream Carbon high-performance turntable, certified by the Works with Sonos program. In addition to the Victrola Stream Carbon, a full range of newly launched audio products will be available for ProSource members. “Over the last few years, Victrola has been innovating on behalf of […]

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Steph Says: CEDIA Expo 2022 Day 3 Thoughts


I promised you I’d be back to talk about Day Three of CEDIA Expo 2022! As expected, Saturday was a little bit slower than Thursday or Friday were, but that’s always to be expected with a show that goes until the weekend. The great thing about this was that I got to spend a little […]

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Navori Labs Powers Digital Menu Board Content Inside El Pollo Loco Restaurants


Digital signage software company Navori Labs has flexed its muscle in the QSR and fast casual community with a new enterprise-level deployment for El Pollo Loco, the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain. El Pollo Loco has successfully deployed Navori QL digital signage software to power digital menu board content inside 150 locations to date. The company can now efficiently update […]

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JVC Professional Now Shipping KY-PZ510 Series PTZ Cameras


JVC Professional is now shipping its KY-PZ510 Series PTZ Cameras. The latest addition to JVC’s CONNECTED CAM remote production solutions, the new series includes four models with 4K60P HEVC Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) streaming, perfect for studios, classrooms, corporate settings, event facilities, sports venues and houses of worship. The cameras also feature enhanced SMART auto-tracking that follows one […]

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Biamp Now Shipping Cambridge QT X Sound Masking Solution


Biamp is shipping the Cambridge Qt X sound masking solution. Every Qt X controller, including the in-plenum Qt X 800 model, the rackmount 805 models and the Dante-compatible versions, are available today. The Qt X is an all-in-one sound masking solution that protects speech privacy, reduces noise distractions, improves office comfort and claims to boost […]

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Draper Announces 20% Expansion to Manufacturing Headquarters


Draper has announced a major expansion that will add 20% to its manufacturing headquarters located in central Indiana. The 100,000-square-foot addition will bring the total size of the facility to over 500,000 square feet. “We see a lot of good growth opportunities, and this building is going to allow us to continue to take care and […]

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AudioControl Announces 8K-Capable Preamp/Processors


AudioControl has announced 8K-capable home theater preamp/processors and receivers. Dubbed the X-Series, the processors and receivers include HDMI 2.1 with HDCP2.3 support and natively process 8K signals. They also support the most sought-after immersive surround formats, such as 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced, with 16 channels of balanced and unbalanced output. […]

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Study With Steph — Episode 15: Lessons Learned From Failing the CTS Test


She’s baaaaaaack! By “she” I mean me and by “back” I mean ready to study and take the CTS test (again)! That’s right people; I failed on my first try. But I’ve taken some time, collected my thoughts and in season two, I’m making sure to study the right things, build a test-taking strategy and […]

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READ THIS FIRST: How to Use the rAVe CEDIA Expo 2022 Microsite


The rAVe team is ready for CEDIA Expo 2022 — and we hope you are! This short piece is to help you understand the best way to navigate all our coverage straight from the show floor. If this is your first time checking out the CEDIA Expo 2022 microsite, no worries! Just check out the […]

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Sony Electronics Releases FX30 4K Super 35 Compact Cinema Camera


Sony Electronics added to its Cinema Line with the FX30 (model ILME-FX30). The new FX30 is a 4K Super 35 compact cinema camera that offers many professional features of the Cinema Line, such as Dual Base ISO, Log shooting modes, and user-imported LUTs (Look Up Tables) at a price point that appeals to many aspiring filmmakers. In addition to introducing the […]

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PK Sound Adds Fourth-Generation DSP Presets


PK Sound has improved the performance of all Trinity Series robotic line source systems with the introduction of new fourth-generation DSP presets. Developed in collaboration with Paul Bauman, PK Sound CEO Jeremy Bridge, and some of the world’s top designers and FOH engineers, the new V4 presets deliver increased max SPLs; smoother coverage across all […]

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Sony Electronics Announces New HT-A3000 Sound Bar with 360 Spatial Sound Mapping Technology


Sony Electronics has announced the new HT-A3000 sound bar. The HT-A3000 features 3.1 channels, three front speakers including a dedicated center speaker for clear dialogue and a built-in dual subwoofer for deep bass. Coupled with Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround technology, the A3000 “creates virtual surround sound that comes from multiple dimensions […]

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Steph Says: CEDIA Expo 2022 Day 1 Thoughts


Welcome to the latest edition of my series in which I deliver my thoughts no one asked for about the trade shows I attend! To preface, this is my second CEDIA Expo. My first was in 2021, and while that was a great first trade show since COVID rocked our world in 2020, I didn’t […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 77.2 – Day 2 LIVE at CEDIA Expo 22


Gary and I come back at you LIVE from Day Two of CEDIA Expo 2022. On this episode, we feature guests such as Mike Bennett from Samsung, Andy Orozco from Nationwide Marketing Group, Wendy Griffiths from CEDIA Association and Steve Seminario from Planar. Also, as promised, I give you a little tour of another section […]

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Airzone Announces Certified Drivers for Industry-Leading Whole-Home Automation Platforms


Airzone announced certified drivers for the industry’s leading whole-home automation platforms, ensuring compatibility between systems from Crestron, Control4, ELAN, Lutron and Savant with Airzone’s smart control solution for HVAC inverter systems. The Airzone solution allows integrators to fully incorporate inverter HVAC control into home automation for the first time. Airzone’s Aidoo Pro is an add-on […]

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Snap One Announces New Halo Family of Control4 Remotes


Snap One announced new Control4 hand-held interfaces: the Halo Family of Remotes. The two new models include enhanced features like backlit buttons, a new graphical interface, and dual-band WiFi support, along with innovative new features like a push-to-talk voice button. The new remotes were unveiled at CEDIA 2022 in Snap One Booth #16055, offering Snap […]

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Snap One Debuts Control4 Vibrant Linear Lighting Family


Snap One debuted a lighting family under its Control4 line dubbed Vibrant Linear Lighting. Control4 Vibrant Linear Lighting provides partners with a complete product line and offers LED tape in a full selection of white, tunable white, color, and color + tunable white options. The company also provides all the accessories needed to create sophisticated lighting […]

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Snap One Announces New Luma x20 Family of Surveillance Products at CEDIA 2022


Snap One announced the new Luma x20 family of surveillance products that are fully NDAA-compliant and deliver the latest AI-powered security features. The product provides customers greater peace of mind while simplifying installation and long-term maintenance through full OvrC integration. The x20 family is currently on display at CEDIA 2022 in Snap One’s Booth #16055, with […]

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Epson Introduces a Home Projector That Makes a 100” Image from 1” Away; the EpiqVision Ultra LS800


Epson introduced the Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS800 4K PRO-UHD Ultra Short-Throw 3-Chip 3LCD Smart Streaming Laser Projector. The EpiqVision Ultra LS800 Laser Projector combines an advanced ultra short throw lens with a laser-array light source to produce vivid colors and deep blacks.  The EpiqVision Ultra LS800 Laser Projector is equipped with 4K PRO-UHD 3-chip 3LCD […]

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CEDIA Expo 2022 Keynote: Navigating the Content Overload


How is anyone supposed to pick what to watch these days? When it comes to streaming services, the market is pretty much flooded. That was the subject of Greg Durkin’s keynote at CEDIA Expo 2022. Durkin, founder and CEO of Guts + Data, recognized during his presentation the unique role that integrators play in helping […]

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Middle Atlantic Products Provides Rack Systems for Immersive Demo at CEDIA Expo 2022


Middle Atlantic Products is providing the rack systems in an immersive demo at CEDIA Expo 2022. The demo will feature Middle Atlantic’s tried-and-true racks and rack accessories — including the CEDIA Hall of Fame honored RSH Custom Rackshelf — all installed in alignment with industry-best practices and designed with the Middle Atlantic 3D Design Tool. […]

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