Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett is an assistant editor at rAVe [PUBS]. Contact her at steph@ravepubs.com.

NEC Display Solutions Europe Announces All-in-One LED Screens

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NEC Display Solutions Europe has announced two new ranges of direct view all-in-one LED screens — the FE Series LED Bundles start at 110 inches, ranging from 1.2-millimeter to 3.5-millimeter pixel pitch. The bundles can be wall-mounted or have free-standing capability. The LED FE Series is for business applications, while NEC’s LED A Series digital […]

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KanexPro Drops Two Multiview KVM Switches

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KanexPro released this week the 4K Quad Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch and the Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch. The Multiview KVM switches allow users to connect up to four sources (1080p or 4K resolutions) to a single display simultaneously while using a single mouse and keyboard. The 4K Quad Multiview 4X1 KVM Switch allows for the […]

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AVIXA Announces 2020 Certification Steering Committee

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AVIXA announced the election results Thursday for the 2020 Certification Steering Committee. Certification holders elected new committee members Gain Foster, CTS, K2; Rakesh Kumar, CTS-D, CTS-I, Amazon; Christopher Kusek, CTS-D, CTS-I, ALL PRO SOUND; Michael Pedersen, CTS-D, CTS-I, Iowa State University; Rebecca Sullins, CTS-D, CTS-I, LMG; and Justin Watts, CTS, Apple. The AVIXA Certification Steering […]

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Semtech Releases New AVP Chipset — No FPGA Devices Needed

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Semtech Corporation — a supplier of high-performance analog mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms — announced Thursday, Nov. 14, the release of its BlueRiver audio visual processor (AVP) chipset. The BlueRiver AVP chipset provides all the features of Semtech’s existing NT1000 and NT2000 FPGA-based offerings (e.g., matrix-switch like performance over IP, under 0.1-millisecond latency, 4K60 uncompressed […]

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Squirrels Updates Wireless Presentation Software for Screen Mirroring

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Squirrels introduced technology Tuesday, Nov. 12, that claims remote, zero-touch deployment of its enterprise-class screen mirroring service. Part of its Ditto wireless presentation ecosystem, it allows for “receivers” in wireless presentation, but the Ditto software deployment and management can be done entirely remotely, via the network. Ditto can be pushed out to thousands of receivers […]

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AV Stumpfl Unveils System for Large Projection Screens, Updated PIXERA Software

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AV Stumpfl released the new AT64-SHIFT system for large mobile projection screens and the new PIXERA media server software version 1.2 this week. With the AT64-SHIFT, it’s possible to assemble a sizeable mobile projection screen in minutes. One can also adjust its height in a matter of seconds. No extra measuring is needed to ensure […]

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Leyard and Planar Extend Rental and Staging Options

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Leyard and Planar announced Tuesday the companies are releasing the VS Series of LEDs. Available in 2.5-, 3.9- and 4.8-millimeter pixel pitches, the new Leyard VS Series joins the Leyard CarbonLight LED Displays for Leyard and Planar’s solutions for rental applications. At fewer than 62 pounds (28 kilograms) per square meter, the Leyard VS Series […]

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CEDIA Releases 2020 Technology & Business Summit Dates

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CEDIA has today released the 2020 dates for its Technology & Business Summit events. Of the 14 scheduled events, Toronto and Vancouver will each host a date, marking the first time two Tech Summit events will take place in Canada. The Tech Summits are educational. They are locally-oriented, providing sponsor displays and demonstrations from many […]

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SMART Technologies Updates SMART Board MX and 7000R

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SMART Technologies announced new updates on the company’s most popular products, including the SMART Board MX series — now also available for business customers as the SMART Board MX Pro series. SMART has also beefed up the SMART Board 7000R series and SMART Board 7000R Pro series. The new SMART Board MX series and SMART […]

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Meridian Audio Releases DSP750 In-Wall Digital Active Loudspeaker

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Meridian Audio launched its latest loudspeaker from its architectural range, the DSP750 In-Wall Digital Active Loudspeaker. Claiming a host of exclusive Meridian technologies on-board, the DSP750 resets the standard of architectural loudspeaker performance, featuring: Three new, high-performance drive-units. CLASS-M DSP engine providing thermal and dynamic bass protection for detailed and accurate sound. “Double-baffle” aluminum enclosure […]

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Lifesize Releases Dash Software-Based Meeting Room Kit, Updates for App

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On the heels of the Zoom and Microsoft partnership — detailing complete interoperability between Zoom and Microsoft Teams coming in early 2020 — Lifesize announced an interoperable and cloud-connected Lifesize Dash software-based meeting room kit. These enhancements include a new free licensing model that allows organizations to immediately save up to $1,000 per room per […]

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KRK Systems Introduces CLASSIC 5 into Family of Professional-Grade Monitors

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KRK Systems, part of the Gibson family of brands, introduced the CLASSIC 5 Professional Bi-amp Studio Monitors to its family of professional-grade monitor offerings. KRK’s CLASSIC 5 is a powered nearfield studio monitor and includes a bi-amped class A/B amplifier with a built-in automatic limiter and a low-resonance enclosure for minimized distortion and colorization. Additionally, […]

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New CONSOLE AI From ClearOne Helps Users Design CONVERGE Pro Audio System

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ClearOne announced this week the release of the new CONSOLE AI configuration software to help design a CONVERGE Pro Audio system. A new AI workflow checklist guides you as you build a system, and an AI project audit checks your design and reports errors and warnings to alert for potential problems. Enhanced visualization streamlines routing, […]

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Ocean Matrix Releases New H.264-based AV-Over-IP Extenders

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Ocean Matrix released a new series of H.264-based AV-over-IP extenders with several options, including units with PoE, IR control, H.264 video compression, two-channel audio and more. All of the new series are HDMI, HDCP compliant and transmit signals up to 394 feet over a single Cat5e/6 cable for point to point transmission and support multi-layered […]

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The CEDIA Designer Releases New Upgrades

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The CEDIA Designer (TCD) has released a host of valuable upgrades. TCD is a cloud-based design tool that allows home cinema professionals to design any dedicated cinema/media room in minutes. The CEDIA Designer upgrades include: Ability to generate documentation report in Spanish Ability to specify sound bar products A new Project Progress feature “The new […]

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rp Visual Solutions Now Shipping Wallmate 32MAX

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rp Visual Solutions (RPV) is shipping its Wallmate 32MAX system for mounting displays that are 65 inches and larger, up to 300 pounds. The rigid, no-shake structure includes features for simplified, in-wall installation and service access. This new mount joins the Wallmate 16 and Wallmate 32, creating a complete line of mounting systems that enable confident […]

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Spinitar Golf for Hope Donates Over $100K to City of Hope Cancer Treatment and Research Center

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On October 24th, 2019, Spinitar, with their guests and sponsors, raised a record-breaking $113,000 for the City of Hope Cancer Treatment and Research Center located in Southern California during the annual Spinitar Golf for Hope charity event. Celebrating the five-year anniversary of Golf for Hope at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, California, Spinitar is […]

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Extron Launches DTP2 CrossPoint 82

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Extron just launched DTP2 CrossPoint 82, an 8×2 presentation matrix switcher that provides video scaling, switching and integration features. With a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps, the DTP2 CrossPoint 82 supports video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling and is HDCP 2.2 compliant. The DTP2 CrossPoint matrix switcher incorporates Extron-patented Vector 4K […]

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ScreenScape Networks Releases ScreenScape5

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ScreenScape Networks announced ScreenScape5, a SaaS digital signage solution, is available. ScreenScape5 is a complete overhaul of the ScreenScape system. In 2014, ScreenScape launched what they called a “smart device” designed for use alongside a subscription to its SaaS-based service. The device, called ScreenScape Connect, was designed to turn any TV into a digital sign […]

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Samsung and Chase Center: A Partnership That Creates the Ultimate Fan Experience

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Experience and engagement. These are two words often thrown around in our industry, and more often than not, we accept them without thinking about what they really mean. What type of AV technology provides an experience? And what does it take for us to become engaged in what we see on a display?  These were […]

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DTEN ON 55″ Zoom Rooms for Touch Appliance Announced at Zoomtopia

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Functioning as a Zoom Rooms for Touch Appliance, the DTEN ON 55’’ is a dedicated 4K resolution touch Zoom-based Collaboration Board (think Google Jamboard, but for Zoom) that includes video conferencing, a mic-array, speakers, a camera and interactive whiteboarding as well as annotation. But, instead of buying the board outright, you an lease it or […]

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Crestron Releases Flex for Zoom Rooms at Zoomtopia 2019

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Crestron debuted the Crestron Flex for Zoom Rooms at Zoomtopia 2019, Zoom’s annual user conference (Oct. 15-16 in San Jose, California). The Crestron Flex is a line of unified communications solutions that come with native Zoom Rooms software functionality. “Crestron Flex for Zoom Rooms raises the bar,” said Eric Yu, hardware partnership manager of Zoom. […]

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Zoom Announces Expanded Platform, New Technologies at Zoomtopia 2019

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Zoom Video Communications just announced at Zoomtopia 2019 (its annual user conference) that major additions are coming to its software platforms. All of these, which are outlined below, will be become available on the platform by the end of January 2020. New Zoom Rooms Appliances: These are purpose-built Zoom Rooms hardware devices that Zoom is […]

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Corporate Event Audiences Need Interactive ProAV, AVIXA Research Finds

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AVIXA announced Thursday that in its latest Market Opportunity Analysis Report (MOAR): Corporate Events, the findings overwhelmingly show that corporate event audiences demand interactive ProAV technology. Of the $247 billion total ProAV market of 2019, the live events market represents $26.7 billion. The report details that the live events market aims to satisfy corporate event […]

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