Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

Biamp Intros New Series of Paging Solutions

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Biamp introduced the NPX Network Paging Stations, a series of convenience paging stations. Part of the company’s broad portfolio of scalable and modular audiovisual components, NPX paging stations can be used with Biamp Tesira processors and Cambridge sound management systems to add convenience paging to a wide variety of business audio applications. The NPX Network […]

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Biamp Announces New Range of Open-Architecture Meeting Room Processors

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Biamp announced the new TesiraFORTÉ X Series, a range of open-architecture meeting room processors designed to accommodate conferencing applications in which customization is required. The TesiraFORTÉ X Series combines the advanced signal processing of the original TesiraFORTÉ system with streamlined network connectivity and a uniquely small industrial design, simplifying meeting room deployments by providing all […]

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DVDO Now Shipping Line of ProAV Connectivity Tools

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DVDO announced that its commercial-grade ProAV connectivity tools are now shipping including DVDO Keyboard / Video / Mouse (KVM) and HDMI switches, splitters, matrix multiplexers and extenders. The DVDO KVM and HDMI switches, splitters, and matrix multiplexers that enable single operators to control multiple PCs, distribute a single content source to multiple AV outputs, or […]

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Atlona Adds 10-Inch Touch Panel Velocity System Family

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Atlona has added a 10-inch touch panel to its Velocity System family of IP-enabled AV control system products. Now shipping, the AT-VTP-1000VL can also be used as a room scheduling panel for lobbies, hallways and meeting spaces that need a quick and easy way to visualize room availability. It features surround bezel lighting ensuring that […]

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Viking Releases New Paging Amplifier

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The new Viking PA-250-IP is a paging amplifier is designed to add louder ringing, voice paging and background music to VoIP SIP hosted phone service or a premise-based PBX. The PA-250-IP is a 250-watt rack mounted paging amplifier for 25-volt and 70-volt paging speakers and horns. Initiate voice paging with the PA-250-IP as a Unicast […]

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PreSonus Releases Retro-Inspired Analog Effects Collection

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PreSonus released five retro-inspired effects with the Analog Effects Collection. The collection includes Analog Delay, Analog Chorus, Red Light Distortion, Rotor and Tricomp. Each effect plug-in in the collection used State-Space Modeled drive stages with sonic textures to their user interfaces. Formerly only available in Studio One Professional and Artist, these plug-ins are now available […]

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Meyer Sound Now Shipping LEOPARD-M80 Narrow Coverage Line Array

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Meyer Sound is shipping its LEOPARD-M80 narrow coverage linear line array, a new variant of the LEOPARD loudspeaker designed for focused coverage and long-throw applications. LEOPARD-M80 is identical to the existing LEOPARD design except that it provides a controlled 80° horizontal pattern instead of the 110° coverage of the original model. Because the vertical coverage […]

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LynTec Releases LCP Lighting Control Panel Series

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LynTec is kicking off the first phase of its new lighting control product lineup with the LCP Lighting Control Panel Series. Designed exclusively for lighting and video wall installations, the LCP Series is built on the same Square D G3 Powerlink controllable circuit breaker platform as the patented RPC Power Control Series, but with the […]

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New Black Box KVM Switch Line Products Under Evaluation for US Government Approved Protection Profile

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Black Box announced that new products in the Black Box Secure KVM Switch line have officially been listed as under evaluation for the latest U.S. Government Approved Protection Profile — Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Device Version 4.0. Designed to address the more stringent requirements of the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Protection Profile 4.0, […]

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Visionary Announces Two New PacketAV DUET Wallplate Encoders

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Visionary announced two new PacketAV DUET Wallplate Encoders, one featuring Bluetooth (DuetE-WP-BT) and the other featuring simplified HDMI only connectivity (DuetE-WP-H). The DuetE-WP-BT, the first of its kind, combines powerful 4K UHD video and Dante/AES67 audio embedding and de-embedding over a single gigabit ethernet (PoE) port, with built-in Bluetooth wireless audio connectivity. With Bluetooth 5.0 […]

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BlueJeans By Verizon Upgrades BlueJeans Interface With Engagement Features

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One of the last big announcements from BlueJeans was the acquisition by Verizon last year. Today, the company released some new features that make the UCC platform more user-friendly and unique when compared to industry leaders MS Teams and Zoom. The new features are: Participant Reactions: Meeting participants can now express their feelings without interrupting […]

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FSR Obtains Patent for Smart-Way Raceway Wire Management System

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FSR announced the U.S. Patent Office issued the company a patent for its Smart-Way Raceway wire management system. Smart-Way houses electrical and connectivity cables in a track configuration that can be adapted for use on or embedded into different flooring. The U.S. Patent No. 10.862.283. B1 is the latest of numerous patents FSR holds. The […]

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Barix Adds Remote Configuration Tool Set to IP Former

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Barix has added a new remote configuration tool set in its IP Former analog-to-IP speaker upgrade solution that makes multi-unit installation faster. Built into each IP Former device and accessible through a web browser, the new tool set enables efficient, centralized configuration of all IP Former units on the same network. The IP Former hardware […]

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AVIXA Announces 2021 Council and Committee Leadership

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AVIXA announced the 2021 leadership of the association’s councils and committees, which guide the planning and development of membership policies and education training programs. The AVIXA Board of Directors has appointed Justin Frick of AV Chicago as chairperson of the Live Events Council, Vince Shuster of MediaStar Systems as the chairperson for the Manufacturers Council, […]

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Aopen eTILE-X1032TB Now Certified for Meeting4Display

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The Aopen eTILE-X1032TB is now certified for Meeting4Display allowing users to use the complete set of administration and management tools available within the Telelogos solutions. And, with Meeting4Display, users can book a workspace directly from the 10” e-Tile touch display, from their messaging system or their smartphone, as well as having a complete control of […]

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VuWall Joins SDVoE Alliance as Adopting Member

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The SDVoE Alliance announced that VuWall, a video wall control systems and unified visualization solutions company, has joined the SDVoE Alliance as an adopting member. VuWall’s TRx management platform has always been compatible with SDVoE technology. However, VuWall’s recent launch of its VuStream 500 Series of receivers and transmitters completes the company’s SDVoE offering. The […]

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Nureva HDL300 Audio Conferencing System Now a Certified Microsoft Teams Room Device

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Nureva has announced that its Nureva HDL300 audio conferencing system is now certified as a Microsoft Teams Room device. After undergoing Microsoft’s testing process, the HDL300 system becomes the first microphone and speaker bar to be certified for large meeting spaces up to 15′ x 28′ (4.5 x 8.5 meters). Powered by patented Microphone Mist […]

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D-Tools Releases New Updates for System Integrator Software Solution

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D-Tools announced the availability of System Integrator version 15, which includes new capabilities for its end-to-end, estimation, design, installation and service management software solution. The latest release, SI version 15, provides new performance-enhancing capabilities that include: Solutions — A combination of products and multiple packages can now be created to present in a solutions-based sales […]

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Fosway Group and Barco Find Virtual Classrooms Have Some Untapped Potential

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Ninety-seven percent of organizations are now using virtual classrooms to support learning and development, with over half (53%) reporting that they have proved to be their most successful learning platforms during the COVID-19 crisis. This data is part of new research conducted by Fosway Group, a European HR industry analyst, in partnership with Barco, a […]

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IDC Report Finds Many Offices Plan to Stay Remote/Hybrid for Foreseeable Future

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In the weird/unpredictable/unprecedented (did I get all the cliches in there?) times we are in, a question has stayed at the forefront of all of our minds: What the heck are our jobs going to make us do when COVID-19 is no longer a thing? For the past (almost) year, we’ve said “new normal” this […]

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Aveo Systems Updates Mira Connect — Now Includes More Zoom Room Meeting Management

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Aveo Systems updated Mira Connect for management of Zoom Rooms meetings, including the ability to easily select from multiple wired video content sources. Mira Connect allows users to route wired video sources directly through a video switcher and control all sources using a single HDMI-to-USB interface on the Zoom Rooms device. To start content sharing […]

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Tascam Updates Firmware for VS-R Series Video Streamers/Recorders

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Tascam has released a firmware update for its VS-R series video streamers/recorders which increases the number of concurrent RTMP streams from one to three. This means users can now stream simultaneously to up to three online video platforms that use the RTMP or RTMPS protocol, which include YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Wowza, Vimeo, Boxcast, DaCast and […]

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Neptune’s Restaurant in Hong Kong Utilizes Extron for Multimedia Dining Experience

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When it comes to attracting attention, it’s hard to compete with a 43-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling aquarium teeming with 5,000 colorful sea creatures an arm’s length away from diners indulging in gourmet dishes prepared by a Michelin-starred chef. But Neptune’s Restaurant at the Ocean Park oceanarium and amusement park complex in Hong Kong’s Southern district pulled it […]

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HDMI Forum Announces HDMI 2.1 Is Catching On Quick

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Over three years after the launch of the HDMI Specification Version 2.1, major products are now widely available that support HDMI 2.1 features including 4K@120Hz, 8K@60Hz, Dynamic HDR and eARC. “It’s exciting to see so many new products available with these new features,” said Rob Tobias, CEO and president of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc. (HDMI […]

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AGC Black Box Acquires Mobile Application Provider Mobiquest

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AGC Black Box today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Mobiquest, a mobile application design, development and support provider based in Singapore. “AGC Black Box continues to make key acquisitions to advance our strategy and augment our portfolio in adjacent and relevant markets,” said Sanjeev Verma, president and CEO, AGC Black Box. “In […]

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Visionary Announces Distribution Partnership with SFM

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Visionary has announced a distribution partnership with Canadian-based firm SFM. As part of the partnership, SFM will help expand the availability of Visionary’s AV-over-IP solutions throughout Canada. “We’re proud to partner with SFM to strengthen Visionary’s presence for our customers in Canada,” said Scott Freshman, chief operations officer for Visionary. “SFM has an outstanding reputation […]

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My New Year’s Resolution Is to Obtain a CTS Certification. Come Study With Steph!

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It’s that time of year again where everyone makes ridiculous resolutions they probably won’t keep. Instead of doing all that this year, I wanted to make a resolution that would be achievable — no matter how hard it seems. So, I am studying to get my CTS! To keep me accountable, my co-workers at rAVe […]

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Six New Epson PowerLite Laser Display Models Now Available

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Epson announced its six new PowerLite laser displays, aimed at education and digital signage, are now available. The PowerLite L250F, L255F, L200W, and L200X long-throw and PowerLite L200SW and L200SX short-throw projectors, offer the latest in laser display technology. Built to improve student collaboration and viewability, the affordable PowerLite L250F, L200W and L200X long-throw and […]

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Pasternack Releases New Line of Bidirectional Amplifiers

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Pasternack released a new line of bidirectional amplifiers that are used to transmit high-resolution signals while amplifying Rx signals with advanced low-noise amplifier to produce the highest possible data rates. Pasternack has added four new models to its existing line of bidirectional amplifiers, making a total of six different models now available. This portfolio consists […]

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