Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

Nureva Adds Voice Amplification Mode to HDL300 and Dual HDL300 Audio Conferencing Systems

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Nureva announced Voice Amplification Mode for its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems. The feature has been in public beta since June and solves the problem of supporting in-room amplification of the instructor or presenter’s voice while also providing full-room microphone pickup of in-room voices. A video of how it works can be found on the […]

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IMCCA Announces Second Annual Collaboration Thanksgiving Webcast

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IMCCA, a nonprofit industry association for Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC), is hosting a webcast Nov. 16, 2021, to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the collaboration industry, impacting the future of work and radically changing what had been considered best practices until now. IMCCA’s “The Future of Work — Collaborations New Best […]

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Trinnov Audio Updates Altitude A/V Processor Software With Extra Channel Outputs and Playback Capabilities

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Trinnov Audio announced two free updates to its Altitude A/V processor platform. The Altitude16 and Altitude32 will now be upgradable to four additional channels and is certified to render IMAX Enhanced content playback. One of Trinnov Audio’s engineers suggested converting the Toslink output of the Altitude16 to ADAT. ADAT is a well-known transport protocol that allows […]

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Pliant Technologies Announces 4-Wire I/O Interface and Two-Way Radio Headset Adapter

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Pliant Technologies announced the new 4-Wire I/O Interface and Two-Way Radio Headset Adapter (PAC-MC4W-IO). The new solution adds additional users by connecting a MicroCom XR system to a variety of wired and wireless intercom systems that use an industry-standard four-wire connection. In addition, it also offers a direct intercom interface from the MicroCom XR to […]

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CEDIA Announces 2021 Award Finalists

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CEDIA, the global trade association for the residential integration industry, announced the 2021 CEDIA Award finalists. The CEDIA Awards recognize integrators in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. CEDIA Award winners will be honored in ceremonies for their respective regions on Nov. 11, 2021. The awards presentation for the Americas region will be broadcast […]

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Visionect Announces ‘Joan 6 Pro’ Now Shipping

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Joan just announced it’s shipping the Joan 6 Pro. Joan says its smart features directly address both the needs of extensive 100+ meeting-room management and those of SMBs alike. The Joan 6 Pro streamlines the meeting-room booking experience, allowing advanced booking either through a company calendar or ad hoc as needed. Employees can check the […]

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Nureva Releases New XT Classroom Solutions Combo

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Nureva announced the Nureva XT classroom solution, an integrated combination of audio, video, device management and product services designed specifically for educators who want the flexibility to extend the in-classroom experience to remote students. The solutions enable live participation of remote students, while also supporting full-classroom audio pickup — all via a single USB connection […]

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Legrand’s Building Control Systems Partners With Proluxe by American Lighting

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Legrand’s Building Control Systems (BCS) division today announced that its Vantage brand has formed a strategic alliance with Proluxe by American Lighting. The alliance pairs Vantage’s industry-leading, customizable lighting controls with Proluxe by American Lighting’s innovative lighting fixtures to create a dynamic end-to-end solution. The results of innovation, research and attention to detail, Proluxe by […]

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Draper Releases Foundation Mount System for LED Video Wall Installations

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Draper Inc. announced Draper Foundation, a mounting system for LED video wall installations. The FoundationMount System is designed and manufactured with two levels of adjustability. Adjustability at the wall allows it to absorb inconsistent flatness to create a flat attachment surface. The second level allows fine Z-adjustment at the panel to overcome tiny imperfections between […]

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Nortek Control Launches Three New SpeakerCraft Rock and Planter Loudspeakers

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Nortek Control just launched three new SpeakerCraft Rock and Planter Loudspeakers, developed to blend in with outdoor surroundings while bringing high-quality sound to outdoor spaces. The new SpeakerCraft Rock and Planter Loudspeakers offer geo-realistic finishes and no-fade durable color and cover. The SpeakerCraft RS6 and RS8Si Rock Speakers are available in granite, speckled granite, sandstone […]

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Christie Announces New 25,000-Lumen 4K UHD RGB Laser Projector

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Christie announced the M 4K25 RGB pure laser projector. The new M 4K25 RGB continues the original M Series. First introduced in 2007, “the M Series packed a lot of features in a small package,” said Larry Paul, executive director, Technology and Custom Solutions, Christie. “Features like the intelligent lens system and embedded Twist for […]

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Modulo Pi’s Media Servers Power New Immersive Spaces at the Hôtel des Lumières

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On June 26, 2021, the digital art center Hôtel des Lumières unveiled two new immersive rooms. These new spaces are complementing the art center inaugurated in June 2020 in Puy-en-Velay, France. The technical installation carried out by VLS relies on a total of 67 x video projectors, and about fifteen Modulo Player and Modulo Kinetic […]

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Nureva Appoints Tim Root as Vice President of Strategy

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Nureva announced the appointment of Tim Root as its VP, strategy. In this newly created role, Tim will focus on leveraging Nureva’s technologies to further develop and implement the company’s long-term vision for its platform and products. His understanding of the collaboration market, track record of emerging customer needs and extensive network of relationships throughout […]

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Peerless-AV Launches Upgraded Options to Outdoor Digital Menu Board Line

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Peerless-AV today announced the launch of an upgraded iteration of its Outdoor Digital Menu Boards (KOF555-1/2/3). The menu boards are manufactured in the U.K. and designed to support leading 55-inch outdoor commercial display brands. The new board models can support up to three displays to enhance outdoor drive-thru efficiency. These all-weather-rated units are UL-48 certified and offer […]

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B-Tech AV Mounts Partners With Almo Pro A/V and TD SYNNEX for US and Canadian Distribution

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B-Tech AV Mounts has announced two new distribution partnerships to serve the commercial AV channel. Almo Pro A/V will become the exclusive stocking distributor for the United States and TD SYNNEX will be the exclusive stocking distributor for Canada. Almo Pro A/V is a distributor in the United States and focuses on commercial AV products. […]

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Denon and Marantz Release 8K HDMI Switchers for Entertainment System Enhancements

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Sound United brands Denon and Marantz both introduced a three-in, one-out 8K HDMI switcher. The switcher gives owners of compatible Denon and Marantz 8K AVRs the ability to attach up to three 8K and 4K/120Hz source devices to their entertainment system. The Denon AVS-3 and Marantz VS3003 switchers are compact with a brushed aluminum front […]

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Just Add Power Releases New Driver to Support Luxul Gigabit Switches

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Just Add Power announced the availability of a new driver supporting Luxul’s SW-510-48P-F, SW-610-24P-R and SW-610-48P-F managed L2/L3 Gigabit switches. Providing integration with the company’s JADConfig software, the driver allows integrators to easily incorporate the units into Just Add Power AV-over-IP distribution systems requiring a single switch. Luxul’s SW-510-48P-F, SW-610-24P-R and SW-610-48P-F switches feature 48, […]

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SANUS Announces New In-Wall TV Power and Cable Management Kit

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SANUS today announced that it has extended its line of in-wall power products with the introduction of the SA-IWP1-W1 In-Wall TV Power and Cable Management Kit. The company says its new in-wall solution provides installers with everything they need to extend power to wall-mounted displays and accompanying devices safely, while neatly concealing power and AV […]

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ClearOne Releases CONVERGENCE Cloud AV Manager for Remote System Management

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ClearOne announced the availability of its new CONVERGENCE Cloud AV Manager. The manager allows integrators, enterprise-level users and system managers to remotely manage and control unlimited ClearOne systems via a web portal across multiple rooms, buildings and continents. Integrators using CONVERGENCE Cloud AV Manager can update the passwords for all of a system’s devices at once, back […]

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ScreenBeam Releases ScreenBeam Conference for Windows 10, Beta Support for MacOS

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ScreenBeam announced the immediate availability of ScreenBeam Conference for Windows 10 and beta support for macOS devices. ScreenBeam Conference wirelessly connects meeting participants to the in-room display and USB AV peripherals for a bring your own meeting (BYOM) web conferencing experience. ScreenBeam Conference users can host or join a web conferencing meeting with their own […]

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Pioneer Group Partners With HYPERVSN for 3D Holographic Imagery Advertising

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Pioneer Group just signed a partnership with HYPERVSN. HYPERVSN is an LED-based technology that utilizes fan-like structures to project 3D holographic imagery. HYPERVSN units create the impression that the content is floating in mid-air, achieving a high-definition holographic effect. The partnership will be used for collaboration in future advertisements. “Brands are constantly looking for bigger […]

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SureCall Intros Fusion4Home Max Residential Booster

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SureCall introduced the Fusion4Home Max, calling it its strongest all-carrier residential booster that is purpose-built for areas with the weakest cellular signals. Designed for use in rural and suburban homes and areas with partially blocked signals, SureCall says the Fusion4Home Max boosts voice, text and data signals on all North American cellular networks. As the […]

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Dirac To Offer Dirac Live Embedded Room Correction With Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite and Integra

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Dirac says it’s collaborating with Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite and Integra to bring its Dirac Live room correction feature to the companies’ newest lineup of audio and video receivers. Dirac will offer embedded room correction technology with Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite and Integra using its Dirac Live so that when an audio system’s inherent performance, […]

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RTI Announces RTI Music and MS-3 Music Streamer for Native Control Streaming Experience

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RTI announced the new RTI Music and the MS-3 Music Streamer. RTI Music is designed so technology integrators can deliver a streaming experience to their clients with native control through any RTI control system. With RTI Music, users can stream audio into any room from any streaming service or from their local NAS.  RTI Music supports three concurrent […]

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Viking Electronics Offers New IP Paging Speaker Adapter with Talk-back and Other Features

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Viking Electronics’ new PSA-TB-IP analog to IP speaker adapter enables the reuse of analog speakers while adding talk-back capabilities. The PSA-TB-IP is equipped with a microphone to enable talk-back paging and silent monitoring of the area. It also monitors ambient noise levels to adjust speaker volume automatically. The built-in 6-watt class D amplifier can be used […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Releases M430WL and M380HL M Series Projectors

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions today announced the availability of two new M Series projectors, the M430WL and the M380HL. The projectors are designed for classroom settings and include a five-year warranty. The new M Series projectors equip classroom users with entry-level projectors that use DLP technology. The projectors have an operating time of up to […]

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GDC Technology Joins Home Theater Market with Debut of Espedeo Projector Family

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GDC Technology is expanding into the home theater market with a projector family called Espedeo. The Supra-5000 RGB Plus Laser Phosphor Cinema Projector, VM-1140 VESA Ceiling Mount and Espedeo PM-2000B 3D Polarized System will be at CEDIA Expo 2021. Features of the Supra-5000 include: Ceiling-mounted, DCI-compliant laser projector Certified by Hollywood studios to playback encrypted […]

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Planar Partners with Azione Unlimited for Product Installation Services

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Planar announced a partnership with Azione Unlimited, The Smart Home Association for custom integrators and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada. As a new vendor, Planar will provide products and installation services to enrich luxury environments and transform viewing experiences for Azione’s buying group of custom installers and technology professionals. Through the partnership, Azione members will […]

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DPA Microphones and Klang:technologies Collaborate on Live Event Sound System

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DPA Microphones and KLANG:technologies have teamed up to create a system that will enable live event teams to immerse singers and musicians in their on-stage performances. The solution integrates DPA’s 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone and KLANG’s Immersive Mixing Processor for a fully engaging experience. The collaboration came to fruition during a series of workshops between KLANG and DPA. […]

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VuWall Expands VuStream Encoder and Decoder Family With VuStream 510

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VuWall today announced the expansion of its VuStream encoder and decoder family with the new VuStream 510 appliance. The VuStream 510 series enables the extension, switching and compositing of real-time signals using standard 10Gb network hardware. Here are the features of the VuStream 510: Encodes and decodes as an all-in-one device Transceiver mode — enables […]

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Origin Acoustics Purchases Ambisonic Systems

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Origin Acoustics announced they’ve purchased Ambisonic Systems, a manufacturer of performance luxury pro and residential loudspeaker systems from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The company was founded in 2009 by Jeffery Coombs and specializes in high-output, audiophile-quality sound reinforcement loudspeakers and ribbon-line arrays. The full range of Ambisonic Systems loudspeakers includes a vast line of outdoor […]

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