Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

PLAZAMEDIA Uses Alfalite LED Wall in New Hybrid Studio for Broadcasting FIFA World Cup


A 132-square-metre LED wall from Alfalite, a European manufacturer of LED screens, is being used for PLAZAMEDIA‘s new hybrid studio near Munich to broadcast all the FIFA World Cup matches from Qatar. The TV set is using camera tracking and multi-camera systems from Mo-Sys. PLAZAMEDIA GmbH is a top live entertainment and sporting events producer and established provider of intelligent […]

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Kindermann Appoints Tukans as Distributor for the UK and Ireland


Kindermann is expanding its international footprint with the appointment of York-based Tukans as its distributor for the U.K. and Ireland. Head of international sales at Kindermann, Romano Cunsolo, explains that “our strength in our home market of Germany is built on innovative products and solutions backed by a team of experts. Customers in international markets will […]

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Following Zoom’s Announcement Last Month, Microsoft Teams Adds Sign Language, Too


Last month at Zoomtopia, Zoom integrated sign language interpretation capabilities into the platform; now MS Teams has it too. Sign Language View is a new meeting experience in Microsoft Teams on Windows, Mac and web that helps signers — people who are deaf or hard of hearing, sign language interpreters, and others who use sign language […]

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Q-SYS Announces vCOre Virtualized Processor and Control Feature License


Q-SYS announced the availability of Q-SYS vCore, the first virtualized processor for Q-SYS and the accompanying Q-SYS Control feature license for vCore, which allows integrators and end users to enlist their own compute device to add Q-SYS Control capabilities for enhanced control, automation, UX capabilities, remote monitoring and helpdesk features to systems. The Q-SYS vCore […]

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DSE Announces 2022 DIZZIE Award Winners


The Digital Signage Experience (DSE) unveiled the 2022 Digital Signage Experience Awards (DIZZIE) winners. The awards program recognizes companies from around the world whose digital signage installations and campaigns challenge existing standards and drive the industry forward. The awards program is part of the Digital Signage Experience event taking place Nov. 17-19 at the Las […]

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The JBL Pro EON700 Series Receives True Wireless Stereo Audio Streaming Update


Launched earlier this year, the JBL Pro EON700 Series has become a popular portable PA solution for houses of worship and corporate AV providers. JBL Professional just announced that True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Audio Streaming has just been added to all EON700 Series speakers, via a free firmware update, using the JBL Pro Connect app. […]

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LynTec Announces the PDS-12 Sequencing Relay Panel Featuring Voltage Spike Protection


LynTec just debuted its new PDS-12 Sequencing Relay Panel. The PDS-12 panel builds on the reliable power control features of the legacy PDS-10 relay panel. LynTec’s PDS-12 is a relay panel with four, eight or twelve, 30-amp single-pole latching Panasonic relays installed in a compact, 1-sqaure-foot NEMA 1R or 3R enclosure. The new panel features […]

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GLP’s FUSION X-PAR 12 Z Features Weather-resistant Housing, Low-maintenance Design


GLP announced the worldwide availability of its new IP65-rated LED spot, designated the FUSION X-PAR 12 Z. Developed in close cooperation with PRG, the fixture is already being featured at events across Europe. The brief set out by PRG was for a weather-resistant and low-maintenance LED spotlight with good color mixing and light quality. To […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 84 — Prepping for DSE 2022, Special Guest Brad Gleeson and Remembering Blockbuster


Gary and I squeeze in another episode of rAVe [TV] before hopping on a plane to attend DSE 2022! Don’t forget — you can scoop your last-minute free registration by visiting and using the code “RAVEGIFT.” Brad Gleeson, executive producer of DSE, joined us on this episode to talk about what to expect at […]

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LynTec’s New Smart Switch Sets Feature PoE and Ethernet Connectivity


Today LynTec debuted its new Smart Switch Sets. The new Smart Switch Sets add PoE and Ethernet connectivity, allowing it to be programmed via LynTec’s web-based interface in order to identify specific panels and zones of LynTec’s RPC, RPCR, LCP, NPAC and XPC power distribution solutions. Using the same familiar appearance and operability as LynTec’s […]

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Sidekick for Shades, Sidekick Scene Offers Integrators a Versatile Solution to Home Control


Bond Home has launched two keypads for home tech professionals: Sidekick for Shades and Sidekick Scene. Sidekick for Shades ($79 MSRP) is a universal remote capable of operating window shades and awnings that utilize Rollease, Somfy, Dooya, Nice and AMP motors. Sidekick’s 5-channel buttons can be programmed for individual or batch control. No bridge or […]

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SkySoft’s Recording and Playback Solution Now Compatible with VuWall’s TRx Centralized Video Wall Management Platform


VuWall has partnered with SkySoft-ATM, an innovative solutions provider for air traffic management and control rooms, to enhance control room operations with a comprehensive and integrated video wall solution. SkySoft’s recording and playback solution is now compatible with VuWall’s TRx Centralized Video Wall Management Platform. This integrated solution empowers operators with complete video wall management […]

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A.C. Lighting Announced EclCyclorama 100 at LDI 2022


A.C. Lighting announced the EclCyclorama 100 during #LDI2022 this week — co-located with DSE. The PROLIGHTS EclCyclorama 100 is a soft-edge, linear cyclorama and floodlight, designed in a surprisingly low profile form factor to meet applications at both the front and end of the stage. This fixture offers an unprecedented level of brightness in its […]

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ClearOne Adds Unite 160 4K Camera With Smart Face Tracking and Auto-Framing


ClearOne announced the introduction of the Unite 160 4K camera for UCC applications. This new camera includes 12x optical zoom capabilities, remote-controlled mechanical pan and tilt as well as AI-powered smart face tracking and auto-framing. This camera is designed to capture all participants in large rooms while enabling automated focus on a moving presenter, making […]

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Signagelive Now Offers Complimentary One-Month EyeQuant Membership


Signagelive announced a partnership “to help customers prove the effectiveness of their digital signage image and video content before it goes live.” In an exclusive tie-up with visual analytics company EyeQuant, Signagelive will offer support for data-driven content development, through a complimentary one-month EyeQuant subscription, worth over £375. With this free month of unlimited EyeQuant […]

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Neutrik Americas Announces Availability of X and G Series Power Connectors


Neutrik Americas just announced the availability of the X and G series Power Connectors from the company’s REAN subsidiary. Offering a “complete package optimized for digital signage and lighting applications, the new X and G Series have a rugged, IP65 rating protection for dependable performance in outdoor environments.” And, the REAN X Series Power Connectors […]

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SAVe Partners With HETMA To Extend Sustainability Initiatives Throughout US


Sustainability in AV (SAVe), the first U.S.-based organization to bring stakeholders in the audiovisual (AV) field to take concerted action to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is partnering with the Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance (HETMA), an advocacy organization focused on the higher education AV industry, to expand sustainability initiatives through higher education […]

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Pure Fi Releases New Ultra High Speed HDMI Active Optical Cable


Pure Fi unveiled its new Ultra High Speed HDMI Active Optical Cable (AOC). Capable of supporting HDMI 2.1a features including 8K video content at 60Hz over extended runs, this new AOC is designed for “professional AV use as well as digital signage applications.” Pure Fi will debut its new AOC at the upcoming Digital Signage […]

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Optoma Launches Interchangeable Lens High-Performance 4K HDR Additions to DuraCore Laser Lineup


Optoma launched the ZU1300 and ZU1100 projectors with 14,400 and 11,500 lumens respectively. As part of Optoma’s DuraCore laser lineup, these interchangeable lens high-performance projectors feature 4K HDR compatibility and offer 24/7 operation up to 30,000 hours of laser lifetime as well as being IP6X certified optical engine for dependable performance. With several built-in installation […]

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Artful Immersion for EM Acoustics at Frameless


Immersive arts experience, Frameless, opened its doors in Marble Arch in October. Housed in a magnificent 30,000 square foot space that was formerly a cinema, Frameless offers visitors an extraordinary way to engage with art; multisensory and multidimensional, visitors are plunged right into the heart of some of the world’s most iconic works of art, literally enveloped by […]

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Why You Should Join Us at DSE 2022


If you’re an #AVtweep on the internet, you’ve likely heard us talk about how excited we are for DSE 2022. And just like that, the show is next week! Whether you’re local and considering making the drive to Las Vegas or you’re just shy of hitting that “book flight” button, here are some reasons I […]

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Panasonic Connect Releases Update to KAIROS Software


Panasonic Connect North America has released KAIROS Version 1.3.2 system software, delivering a host of new features and functionality to the KAIROS production and eSports platform. The free software upgrade for KAIROS customers features access to RossTalk protocol integration, via the AT-SFE01 RossTalk activation key (MSRP $3,300), enabling control of Ross XPression real-time graphics software […]

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BrightSign and Red Dot Digital Media Collaborate on Digital Signage Arch for DSE 2022


BrightSign and Red Dot Digital Media have created an impressive digital signage arch that will welcome attendees to the upcoming Digital Signage Experience (DSE) trade show. On hiatus in recent years due to the pandemic, DSE makes its return to Las Vegas under new management November 17-19, 2022. “Returning after such an extended break means […]

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SANUS’ New HDMI Cables Provide Single-cable Solution for Home Theater Audio and Video


SANUS added 8K and 4K HDMI cables to its lineup. Now shipping, the SANUS 8K Ultra High Speed and 4K Premium High Speed HDMI cables provide a throughput for home theater audio and video in a single-cable solution. Offering an ideal way to connect devices such as streaming boxes, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles to […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 83 — Zoomtopia Recap, Legrand AV’s Partner Pregame and Multiple Special Guests!


Welcome back to rAVe [TV], where we talk all things #ProAV, including news, trends, trade shows and more every Wednesday at 12 p.m. EST. While I am joining from the airport after Zoomtopia, Gary and I have an exciting episode with loads of information and a few special guests! Michelle Montazeri will be joining us, […]

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Here’s Your Chance to See Everything MAXHUB at Zoomtopia 2022


THIS IS A PROMOTED POST If you didn’t make it to Zoomtopia this year, you were missing out. As I mentioned to Gary on rAVe [TV], it was one of the best shows/conferences I’ve ever attended. From the networking to the engaging speakers to the entertainment, I had an amazing time and I hope I […]

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Vivitek’s New Collaboration Board Provides Content Synchronization Across Breakout Rooms


Vivitek just launched a 4K UHD All-In-One NovoTouch EK Series collaboration board integrated with both NovoConnect Wireless Collaboration and NovoDS Digital Signage functionality. The range comprises of 65”, 75” and 86” panel sizes and the NovoTouch EK series can duplicate the NovoTouch screen with the integrated NT LiveScreen across the network to multiple displays (with […]

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Loop Media Offers Digital Signage, DOOH Solutions to Small Companies


With the lifting of pandemic restrictions, there’s been renewed interest in the power of place-based out-of-home advertising and the potential for digital media displayed in stores, gyms, restaurants, office buildings and other businesses. The thing is, while many large companies may have the resources to build their own place-based media networks, they may not have […]

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New Poly Studio Systems for Zoom Rooms Includes a Poly TC10


Today, Poly announced Poly Studio Systems for Zoom Rooms, powered by HP. Each Poly Studio System features award-winning solutions, certified for Zoom Rooms, powered by the HP Mini Conferencing PC, plus a Poly TC10 controller and scheduler to redefine how work gets done. Poly Studio Systems for Zoom Rooms supports Android and Windows. Poly Studio […]

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Atlona’s New Omega Series Switcher Offers Integration and User Convenience Features


Atlona has added a new switcher to its Omega Series. The AT-OME-MH21-CP features HDMI and USB-C inputs, USB-C device charging and a built-in USB 3.0 hub for video conferencing peripherals or touch displays. The OME-MH21-CP combines all of the functionality of Atlona’s AT-OME-MH21 switcher with the ability to charge devices such as laptops, tablets and […]

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Founders of The Roadie Clinic to Present at Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance Event


The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) is extending an invitation to the audio community to join its Nov. 17 membership meeting with featured guests Courtney and Paul Klimson, founders of The Roadie Clinic. The Roadie Clinic was launched in 2020 with the mission to empower and heal roadies and their families by providing services and […]

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