Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

TRENDnet Announces New Wireless HDMI Extender Kit with Audio Support, Includes New Add-on Transmitters


TRENDnet announced a wireless 4K-capable presentation system HDMI Extender Kit with Audio Support (TWP-100R1K) and the 4K Wireless HDMI Add-On Transmitters (TWP-101T). The TWP-100R1K kit includes a TWP-101R receiver and one TWP-101T transmitter. This wireless presentation system allows multiple users to share their screen via HDMIO rather than USB. Four users are able to wirelessly […]

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Legrand Announces New Name for QMotion Shading Solutions Brand, ‘Legrand Shading Systems’


Legrand’s Building Control Systems (BCS) unveiled a new name for its QMotion brand of shading solutions: Legrand Shading Systems. The new brand will streamline Legrand’s product offering by bringing the company’s commercial and residential shading solutions together under one roof, providing dealers with a one-stop shop and greater access to new products. “Everything our dealers […]

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Electrosonic Announces Ewan Smith as Global President and Managing Director


Electrosonic Group, an audiovisual and technology professional services company, announces that Ewan Smith has been appointed the global group president and managing director effective Jan. 1, 2022. In announcing the promotion, Electrosonic Group interim CEO and Chair of the board Lori Cross commented: “I am delighted to announce that Ewan Smith has agreed to serve […]

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OnQ Expands Converge Display Control Platform for Touchless Shopping Experience


OnQ expanded its Converge platform to enable retailers to deliver touchless interactive experiences in-store. Converge Display Control lets shoppers control interactive content on any connected TV by scanning a QR code on their phone. “Today’s retail climate demands a fresh approach to in-store interactivity, and retailers are desperate for new ways to engage customers in […]

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LG Business Solutions’ CLOi ServeBot Certified for Safe Operation, Will Come to US Markets Early 2022


LG Business Solutions‘ CLOi ServeBot (robot) is coming to the U.S. market in early 2022 as UL 3300 certified for safe operation in complex commercial environments such as restaurants, retail stores and hotels. The UL certification is a step forward for commercial and consumer robots, with UL 3300 signifying a new standard for SCIEE units. Pronounced “sky,” SCIEE stands for […]

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Extron Now Shipping USBC Pro Series Cables


Extron is now shipping its USBC Pro Series USB-C cables. The active hybrid optical-copper cables are USB 3.2 compliant and are compatible with previous USB standards. The cable has a diameter of 0.26 inches (6.5 millimeters) and Extron says it has a bend radius that allows for installation in tight spaces. The cables are available […]

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A.C. Lighting Inc Now Distributing PROLIGHTS’ EclPanel TWC in United States


A.C. Lighting Inc announced the PROLIGHTS EclPanel TWC is now available in North America. A.C. Lighting Inc is PROLIGHTS’ exclusive distributor. The 2-by-1 EclPanel TWC provides a wide source of soft colors and offers a full range of calibrated white presets with 28K resolution from tungsten to daylight. It has high CRI, TLCI and TM-30 […]

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Vitec Imaging Solutions to Acquire Audix and Affiliates


Vitec Imaging Solutions announced it has agreed to acquire Audix and its affiliates. The deal is expected to close shortly. The acquisition continues Vitec’s mission to marry great audio with great video for all types of creators. Audix is a microphone brand for studio and live performance audio based in Portland, Oregon. The brand focuses […]

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Nanolumens Adds New Brand Vision and Website Experience


Nanolumens has refreshed its brand identity for 2022 and beyond. With a newly launched website, the brand added new design tools and resources to assist channel partners, AV designers, and the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) community. The evolution of the company’s brand includes a new customer-centric approach, partner-focused culture and a renewed purpose, vision […]

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Marshall Electronics Adds IP-network, USB-C and HDMI Connectivity to CV605-U3 PTZ Camera


Marshall Electronics has added IP-network connectivity to its USB-based CV605-U3 PTZ Camera along with USB-C and HDMI connectivity. The CV605-U3 PTZ camera is ideal for operations in videoconferencing, video collaboration, livestreaming, OBS Studio, Zoom and more. The CV605-U3 also operates with low-light sensitivity for a clear picture in variable lighting conditions. The camera utilizes a high-performing […]

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CrownTV Releases Digital Signage App for Displaying NFTs at Retailers


CrownTV is releasing an app that will allow retailers and other businesses to display NFTs on digital displays in their retail locations or points of business. The app, integrated with CrownTV’s digital signage solution, will bring NFTs — which typically exist solely in the digital realm — into the physical realm to be displayed in […]

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Atlona to Debut New Collaboration, Connectivity and Control Devices at ISE 2022


Atlona announced it will be at ISE 2022 in Barcelona next month to highlight new innovations in three core product areas: collaboration, connectivity and control. The company will roll out its OmniStream AV-over-IP codec, new internet-enabled Velocity control services and a new product family to enhance communication and productivity for UC applications. Atlona will also […]

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Savant Intros Ascend Keypad Line With Custom Lighting and Control Features


Savant introduced the Ascend Keypad line, featuring two-, four- and five-button configurations that provide integrators with an on-wall control solution. Ascend Keypads offer fully customizable functionality within the Savant smart home ecosystem and are available in nine finishes. Ascend keypads provide users with control of many smart home features, including Savant’s Daylight Mode that triggers […]

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XGIMI Debuts Aura Ultra Short-Throw Laser Projector at CES


XGIMI’s new 4K ultra short-throw laser projector, the Aura, just debuted at CES. The XGIMI Aura claims to project images at up to 150 inches while only being 20 inches away from the screen and uses DLP technology. Features of the XGIMI Aura include: HDR10 with 2400 ANSI lumens of brightness. Integrated with Android TV […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Announces NC1843ML Laser Projector


Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced the availability of the NC1843ML laser projector, the newest addition to its digital cinema projection series. The NC1843ML is a projection solution designed for theaters with small and medium screens and is also suitable for museums, houses of worship and art exhibit applications. The new cinema projection solution with interchangeable […]

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MSolutions To Showcase MS-TestPro AV Test Device, Unveil New Camera at ISE 2022


MSolutions will come to ISE 2022 to exhibit in space 2P200. MSolutions will show its all-in-one MS-TestPro AV test device (MS104B) and also unveil a range of PTZ cameras and signal extenders built for meeting and learning spaces of all sizes. “We are problem-solvers focused on helping our customers test the integrity of video and […]

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FIBBR Appoints Indiana Lang as National Sales Director


FIBBR announced the appointment of Indiana Lang as national sales director. Lang will draw on his successful experience in audio and video sales and custom integration to build FIBBR’s U.S. sales network. He will work closely to appoint dealers and representatives. “I am excited to be supporting an innovative and industry-leading company,” said Lang. “I look […]

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AV LINK Will Exhibit MaitreView 8KPro and Other Product Enhancements at ISE 2022


AV LINK will exhibit MaitreView 8KPro and new feature enhancements to MaitreView 4KPro at Integrated Systems Europe in booth 5K105. Other debuts include MaitreView 4KLite, HS-1614W (8K/60Hz HDMI Distribution Amplifier), HRM-1641W (8K/60Hz HDMI Switcher), the IPS(4K/60Hz AV-over-IP) series powered by SDVoE, HDM-3EXCU and UltraHD4K /KVM (HDBaseT 3.0) Extender-100M(PoC). AV LINK’s new MaitreView 4KPro is an intuitive […]

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Bowers & Wilkins Partners With Formovie for Laser Projector and Sound System Integration Launch


Bowers & Wilkins has announced a partnership with Chinese cinema-pro laser projection brand Formovie to create an ultra-short throw consumer laser projector with an integrated Bowers & Wilkins sound system. Launched in December (initially only in mainland China), the partnership believes the new TriColor laser projector Formovie T1 will transform the projector market. It offers […]

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LANG AG Partners With Barco to Serve ProAV Markets in Germany, Austria


For more than 30 years, LANG AG has been supplying the ProAV market with premium equipment from the Belgian manufacturer Barco. LANG AG has positioned itself as a full-range supplier, both in the event sector and for the individual requirements of system integration. Since then, LANG AG has become known as a service and training […]

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OnQ Study Finds QR Code Use Increased 110 Percent Since 2019


OnQ released results of a national survey, the “QR Code Consumer Use Study,” which explores how shopper behavior around QR codes has evolved since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the study, customer use of QR codes has increased dramatically during the pandemic as retailers moved quickly to offer shoppers touch-free interactive experiences […]

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Barix Updates RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Solution, Intros RetailHero Management Portal


Barix has expanded its RetailPlayer multisite background music streaming solution by adding scheduling features for users to configure recurring audio announcements across one or many locations. The company also introduced an optional subscription offering, RetailHero, that extends the RetailPlayer management portal with premium functionality beyond the core capabilities included free with all RetailPlayer units. Barix will showcase the new […]

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Audinate To Acquire Video Business Portion of Silex Insight SA


Audinate has signed an agreement to acquire the video business of Silex Insight SA (“Silex”), based in Belgium. The Silex video business produces video networking products for manufacturers of AV equipment. The acquisition includes a range of AV-over-IP products, including IP Cores, the VIPER Board, Video ASSP and Design Services. It also includes three Silex implementations of […]

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TD SYNNEX Announces Reseller-Enabled Vulnerability Assessment Program Network Security Offering


The TD SYNNEX Corporation VISUALSolv business unit announced new network security offerings catered to AV integrators. Available through TD SYNNEX SERVICESolv, the Reseller-Enabled Vulnerability Assessment Program offers complimentary vulnerability scans for up to five public-facing IP addresses. This enables integrators to capture point-in-time snapshots of their customers’ external-facing IT assets. “Network security continues to play […]

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Martin Audio Adds New UK Patent for XE Stage Monitor Waveguide


Martin Audio has added another patent — this time in the United Kingdom for its XE stage monitor waveguide. The patent covers the use of Martin Audio’s differential dispersion coaxial drive units and the continuation of their waveguide shape to form the baffle, as seen in the XE monitors to achieve the desired HF coverage. […]

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Exertis Acquires Almo Corporation in DCC plc’s Biggest-Ever Transaction


DCC Technology, which trades as Exertis and is a technology distribution and services business, has announced its acquisition of Almo Corporation in North America. The acquisition is the biggest yet in the history of parent company DCC plc. The addition of Almo Corporation builds on other Exertis acquisitions in North America such as Stampede, Jam […]

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AV Stumpfl Integrates Beckhoff Automation and Control Technology Into PIXERA Show Control System


AV Stumpfl and Beckhoff Automation recently announced their technology partnership. The aim of the collaboration is the integration of automation components from Beckhoff into the new show control system, PIXERA control. Beckhoff implements open automation systems using proven PC-based control technology. PIXERA control is a distributed, software-based integration and control framework that allows users to host new functionalities within the PIXERA […]

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Neutrik Americas Acquires Major Custom Cable for Market Expansion


Neutrik Americas (NAM) announced it has acquired its longtime business partner and customer, Major Custom Cable (MCC), effective Dec. 13, 2021. MCC is a manufacturer of data and communication cables. The acquisition of MCC enhances Neutrik’s efforts to expand into new markets, and the Neutrik Group’s expertise as a manufacturer of connectivity solutions is now […]

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AtlasIED Sound Masking Systems Maintain Speech Privacy for Tenants in Canadian Business


Hundreds of AtlasIED sound masking speakers and controllers create secure, comfortable working environments for some of Canada’s largest financial, legal, healthcare, and oil companies. Brookfield Place’s claim to fame may be that of Calgary’s tallest building. But it’s also a monumental showcase of advanced sound masking technology, with businesses on 40 of the 56 floors […]

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Extron Intros SF 8CT SUB for Low-Frequency Response Extension in Audio Applications


  Extron introduced the SF 8CT SUB, an in-ceiling subwoofer that complements the Extron range of ceiling speakers by extending the low-frequency response in music and high-performance audio applications. The plenum-rated SF 8CT SUB blends in with other ceiling speakers in the system and is designed to be mounted in the ceiling structure. The 8-inch […]

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Meyer Sound Integrates Spacemap Go Control Functions Into Solid State Logic’s Live V5.0 and SOLSA PC Software for Remote and Offline Controls


Meyer Sound announced the integration of key control functions of its Spacemap Go spatial sound design and live mixing tool into the latest versions of Solid State Logic’s SSL Live V5.0 console software and companion SOLSA PC software. This will allow for remote control and offline setup. With this software integration, SSL Live users now […]

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Martin Audio Releases White Option for WPS Line Array System, Includes SXC118


Martin Audio has announced that its Wavefront Precision optimized line array system, WPS, is now available in white as a made-to-order option. It is also accompanied by its cardioid subwoofer partner, SXC118. Designed to set a new benchmark for 8-inch line arrays, Martin Audio originally announced WPS in 2019. The SXC118 is a cardioid subwoofer […]

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