Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

Extron’s New NetPA U 2002 SB Amplifier Is ENERGY STAR Qualified

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The new Extron NetPA U 2002 SB is an amplifier with bridgeable outputs that can deliver two 200 watt channels into low impedance systems or one 400 watt channel into low or high impedance systems. It is an ENERGY STAR qualified, Dante-enabled audio power amplifier in a half rack, convection cooled, plenum rated enclosure that […]

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Vivitek Updates NovoDS Digital Signage Solution

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Vivitek’s NovoDS Digital Signage solution just got a major update that focused on public safety with crowd control — using a People Counting widget. Available for free, the upgrade add flexibility and value to all organizations’ digital signage needs. With staff now returning back to the workplace, customers coming back to stores and education institutions […]

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Bose Professional Announces Pro-Level Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC

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Bose Professional has announced its new pro-level Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC are now shipping in the U.S. and Latin America, and will also be available in Asia and Europe in September and October respectively. Certified for Microsoft Teams and compatible with both Zoom and Google Meet, the NCH 700 UC equip users for better […]

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Extron Introduces SSP 200 Surround Sound Processor

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Extron introduced the the SSP 200 high-performance Surround Sound Processor designed for pro AV applications in corporate and commercial environments. The new processor automatically decodes Dolby and DTS formats from HDMI sources to discreet audio outputs. Providing up to ten built-in outputs, plus additional outputs via an EXP port, the SSP 200 provides the flexibility […]

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QSC Announces New Portfolio of Teams-Certified Meeting Room Accessories

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QSC announced a portfolio of meeting room accessories certified for Microsoft Teams. QSC says it worked with Microsoft-Teams-certified partners Sennheiser and Logitech to provide complete room solutions aimed at divisible spaces, training rooms and executive boardrooms. QSC’s newly certified Teams Rooms accessory portfolio centers on the Q-SYS Ecosystem and the Q-SYS 110f Core processor, which […]

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AVer Information Joins SRT Alliance

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AVer Information announced the company has joined the SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming. Video streaming is expected to account for 82% of all internet traffic in 2020. As part of AVer’s overall strategy to deliver the best video experiences to its customers, the company will continually […]

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Diversified Focus: VitalSign Ships for Reopening After COVID

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Diversified is shipping its new public safety signage solution, Focus: VitalSign. The solution provides an initial layer of screening protection by detecting anyone with an elevated temperature from three feet away and within one second. Powered by Aurora, VitalSign is an extension of Focus, Diversified’s exclusive digital signage as a service (DSaaS) offering. Available as […]

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Glory Star Expands TAURI Series With New 7-Inch Design

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Glory Star has expanded its TAURI Temperature Check Tablet series with the new 7-inch TAURI 7; designed for instant, contactless temperature scanning in restaurants and retail, outdoor venues and high-security applications. In addition to providing customizable temperature messaging, TAURI 7 features dual cameras, IP65-rated waterproof and anti-glare touch-capacitive glass, and TCP/IP relay. Glory Star’s TAURI […]

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Savant Establishes Exclusive Partnership With Devialet

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Savant has established an exclusive partnership with Devialet, an acoustic engineering company, to distribute the Phantom Reactor Custom active loudspeaker to the CI channel. The Phantom Reactor Custom includes a series of innovations including Devialet’s ADH amplification and SAM technology, working together to generate output levels (97 dB) from a compact loudspeaker. The amplifier drives […]

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Samsung’s Newest TV and Display Technology Joins Its 2020 8K and 4K QLED TV Lineup

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Samsung Electronics newest TV and Display technology, including the outdoor TV, The Terrace; Samsung’s first UST projector, The Premiere; and The Wall with 1.2./1.6 pixel pitch options, join its 2020 8K and 4K QLED TVS, and Lifestyle TVs, The Sero and new 32” and 75” sizes for The Frame. These new Lifestyle TVs offer fresh […]

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Sony’s Laser Projectors Added to Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Upgraded Centennial Student Union Ballroom

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Minnesota State University, Mankato’s 10,000-square-foot Centennial Student Union (CSU) Ballroom is a popular space on campus that serves as a multifunctional public venue used for lectures, conferences, career and community expos, festivals, banquets and wedding receptions. With the help of integrator EPA Audio Visual, the ballroom recently received a technology upgrade, adding 17 of Sony’s […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases HDBaseT Wall-Plate Receiver

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Kramer Electronics’ WP−789R is an HDBaseT wall−plate receiver for 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDMI and HDCP 2.2 signals over twisted pair. It converts the transmitted HDBaseT signal into an HDMI signal. The wall plate extends video signals up to 130 feet (40 meters) over Kramer shielded twisted pair cables at 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24-bit-per-pixel video resolution and provides […]

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Williams AV Ships WiFi-based IR+ Assisted Listening System

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Williams AV just started shipping the industry’s first IR system that combines an infrared WaveCast audio over Wi-Fi system in one box. This scalable Infrared System uses a Distributed Emitter Array (DEA) design to accommodate up to 16 emitters with flexible coverage in up to 288,000 square feet (26,750 square meters). The IR Plus features […]

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McIntosh Adds Two New Amplifiers to Home Audio Lineup

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McIntosh just added two more amplifiers in the form of the MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. Featuring styling reminiscent of the company’s 1950s and 1960s designs, the MC830 and C8 are full of modern-day technology to produce a home audio experience. MC830 The MC830 is a one-channel solid-state amplifier that has […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Announces New Range B-Line Ultra HD Pro TVs

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Philips Professional Display Solutions just announced its new range of Google and Crestron-Connected certified B-Line Ultra HD pro TVs for collaboration in meeting rooms, education settings and hospitality environments. First unveiled in February during ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, the new B-Line range is one of Philips Professional Display Solutions’ most advanced and flexible pro TV […]

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Visavvi Joins PSNI Global Alliance as Its Newest CSP

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The PSNI Global Alliance has added U.K. integrator Visavvi to its worldwide member network of certified solution providers (CSPs). Visavvi, part of the Saville Group, joins PSNI as its newest CSP in the U.K. Chris Miller, executive director at PSNI, said: “With technology changing at an unprecedented pace, and with the arrival of COVID, the […]

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Savant Partners With Robern for Bathroom Lighting Solution

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Savant has partnered with Robern, a premier manufacturer of luxury furnishings for bathrooms to pair its circadian lighting with the tunable white LED lighting available in Robern’s cabinetry, vanities and mirrors, making a healthier lifestyle available in more places throughout the home. Robern has been a resource for designers, architects and consumers seeking modern, highly […]

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SoFi Stadium Includes World’s Largest 2-Sided LED, Made by Samsung

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Samsung has been named the official mobile, TV and display partner of Hollywood Park, a 298-acre sports and entertainment destination, inclusive of SoFi Stadium and a 6,000-seat performance venue. Samsung’s outdoor LED products were exclusively used to build SoFi Stadium’s 70,000 square-foot dual-sided, center-hung video board. Moreover, the video board is the first and only […]

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Black Box Unveils Digital Workplace — New UCC-Focused Service

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Black Box unveiled the Digital Workplace Tuesday. Digital Workplace is a service focused on UCC — more specifically — managed UCC as a service in the cloud. The Black Box Digital Workplace offers a single solution integrating the industry’s most popular communications applications for phone, collaboration, file sharing and videoconferencing/screen-sharing. The Black Box Digital Workplace […]

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Midwich Group Enters Global Distribution Agreement With DTEN

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Midwich Group Plc, an audiovisual (AV) distributor to the trade market, has announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with collaboration solutions manufacturer, DTEN. The full range of DTEN products is available to Midwich Group channel partners in the U.K. and Ireland starting Sept. 8, 2020, with a phased rollout across Continental Europe and […]

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Maxell Expands Distribution Network in Europe

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Maxell has expanded its presence in Europe — due to an agreement with EET Group for the entire professional range of video projectors, lamp and laser, and displays. The agreement aims to expand the distribution of Maxell solutions in Europe, thanks to the widespread presence of EET Group on the territory: both by relying on […]

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PureTech Alliance Announces Agreement to Support Google Nest Products

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The PureTech Alliance has announced an agreement to support Google Nest products in the custom integrator channel across all 50 U.S. States. Google Nest products work together, where your Nest Protect smoke alarm can talk to your Nest Learning Thermostat, your Nest Hub Max shows you what’s happening on your Nest Cams and Nest Hello […]

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Fraunhofer IIS Presents 8K Video-over-IP Transmission With JPEG XS at the Virtual IBC 2020

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The standardized JPEG XS codec was developed to handle media workflows from acquisition to the distribution encoder by using internet settings and Ethernet infrastructure only. The Fraunhofer IIS expert team for video coding successfully implemented a pilot project for streaming of 8K video-over-IP in cooperation with the Japanese public broadcaster NHK. JPEG XS — the […]

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According to Forrester, EU Tech Spending Could Decline By 9% Due to COVID-19

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Forrester predicts that, due to the coronavirus and resulting recessions, tech spending in the United Kingdom, France and Germany will decline by 5% to 7% in 2020 from 2019 levels in the most optimistic case. Forrester also forecasts that the U.K. will be the most vulnerable out of the three countries, with a deeper decline […]

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The Crowdfunded Cinera Edge HMD Could Bring a 5K OLED Display and Dolby Digital 5.1 Headphone Right to Your Face

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A crowdfunded head mounted display (HMD) developed by Cinera could give consumers a 5K OLED display with a Dolby Digital 5.1 headphone. The Cinera Edge is a dual 2.5K-micro OLED and a Dolby Digital certified headphone with 5.1 channels of surround sound with each of its displays providing 2560×1440 pixels in a two-centimeter area, using […]

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Visix Now Offers Antimicrobial Covers for Its Meeting Room Signs

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Visix is now offering antimicrobial covers for its interactive meeting room signs. The screen protectors are made from a thin film that reduces germ transmission by up to 99%, as well as reducing glare and fingerprints. Touch10 and Connect meeting room signs allow booking at the screen, as well as other interactive functions. The new […]

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Densitron and Bridge Technologies Partner to Offer IP Video Stream Solutions

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Densitron has announced a new partnership with measurement and monitoring company Bridge Technologies. Together the two companies will offer broadcast customers solutions for the display and analysis of standard-based IP video streams that combine the functionality of Densitron’s IDS (Intelligent Display System) platform with Bridge Technologies’ software and hardware systems for broadcast measurement and monitoring. […]

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Extron Announces Upgrade for LinkLicense — Now Integrating SMP 300 Series With YuJa Video Platform

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Extron has announced the latest LinkLicense upgrade, which integrates SMP 300 Series products with the YuJa video platform. This integration facilitates streaming and publishing of live and on-demand video content by enabling SMP 300 Series devices to ingest recording and livestreaming schedules for publishing to the YuJa video management platform. This unified and integrated experience […]

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SYNNEX VISUALSolv Public Spaces Today: Laura Davis-Taylor and the Safe Place Process

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Hello everyone and welcome to your SYNNEX VISUALSolv Public Spaces Today LAVNCH Day wrapup. I’m your host (during the live portion and this written portion), Steph Beckett! This particular SYNNEX VISUALSolv Day taught us a lot about what we can look forward to and what consumers will expect as they enter public spaces in the […]

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LG Business Solutions Launches LG MAGNIT MicroLED Signage Solution

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LG Business Solutions USA is officially launching its microLED signage solution, LG MAGNIT. The solution uses LG’s new “Black Coating” display technology and block-assembly design. It may look familiar (LG showed a sneak peek of it at InfoComm 2019) — microLED features self-emissive micrometer-scale pixels applied directly to the substrate board to deliver images with […]

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