Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

BenQ Helps Educators Foster a Love of Learning at ISTELive 22


BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, will demonstrate its easy-to-use and easy-to-manage edtech solutions built for tomorrow’s classrooms at ISTELive 22, June 26-29. In Booth 616, BenQ will showcase the latest additions to its award-winning BenQBoard education interactive display family, including the new BenQBoard RM03 series; BlueCore laser family of education projectors; […]

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Digital Signage Summit Europe Announces Exhibitors and New App


In just under two weeks, the digital signage world will gather at the Digital Signage Summit Europe (DSS Europe) in Munich on 6-7 July. Alongside a world-class speaker programme, visitors to DSS Europe can meet leading companies and discover the latest Digital Signage innovations. A dedicated DSS Europe event space is now open in the […]

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Samsung Electronics Announces the Global Launch of ViewFinity S8


Samsung Electronics announced the global launch of ViewFinity S8 (Model Name: S80PB), a high-resolution monitor specialized for creative professionals including content creators, graphic designers and more. The Samsung ViewFinity S8 is available in 32” and 27” models and Samsung says that pro-grade UHD resolution is combined with a wide color gamut up to 98% of […]

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Snap One Now Shipping CORE Series Control4 Controllers


Snap One announced that it is now shipping the CORE Series of Control4 Controllers: a generational refresh of the hardware that runs each customer’s system and provides access to the full set of features available from the Control4 Intelligent Platform. The company also announced an update to the platform itself with the release of Control4 OS […]

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Holosphere and Scalable Display Technologies Create CAVE Immersive Experiences


Based in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Holosphere creates world-class, immersive virtual reality solutions for commercial applications. Holosphere provides innovative solutions for the full lifecycle of virtual reality solutions – from idea conceptualization to the delivery and debut. In 2016, Holosphere’s founder, Rob Halliday-Stein, set out to utilize the power of virtual reality to make meaningful improvements to the […]

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Steph Says: What I Think After Attending InfoComm 2021 and 2022


I’m one of the few who hasn’t missed an InfoComm since my very first one in 2016. Since that year, I’ve gobbled up everything InfoComm that I could get my hands on. I even attended the virtual sessions in 2020! So when there was talk about an in-person InfoComm in 2021, I knew that I […]

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Vibe Releases Its Smartboard S1 All-in-One Collaboration Board


Vibe just launched the Vibe Smartboard S1. Designed as an all-in-one collaboration board, it runs on the Chromium OS and can support third-party apps including Zoom Teams and WebEx. The S1 is a native 4K (3840 x 2160 resolution 55” touchscreen, using an Intel i5 Processor and integrated with Wi-Fi 6 support. Each board includes […]

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Key Digital Releases KD-XPS22U 4K 18G HDBaseT Extender Kit


Key Digital just announced the KD-XPS22U, a 4K, 18G HDBaseT Extender Kit (the KD-PS22UTx Switcher/Transmitter and the KD-X100MRx Receiver) aimed at conference rooms, training and lecture rooms, huddle spaces and home theaters HDBaseT provides the bandwidth for delivery of uncompressed 10.2Gbps signals, which the KD-XPS22U extends with “visually lossless compression” by way of its 18G […]

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Screen Innovations Adds Two New Accessories to Simplify the Operation of SI Motorized Shades and Screens


Screen Innovations added two new accessories “designed to dramatically simplify the installation and operation of SI motorized shades and screens.” SI’s C4 Zigbee interface and Suite XVI 16-port data hub are two devices that allow systems integrators to expand and enhance their screen and shade installations without customized wiring or programming. SI’s C4 Zigbee enables […]

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BenQ Launches New BenQBoard Flexible Collaboration Hub


BenQ just launched a new collaboration board kit in the form of the BenQBoard Flexible Collaboration Hub. The bundle includes BenQ’s 65″ antimicrobial BenQBoard RE6501 UHD Smart Board, collaboration and management software, OPS Intel i7 PC, DVY21 HD video camera with microphone, a TTY22 mobile stand, three-year warranty and shipping for $3,999. The BenQBoard RE6501 […]

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New SNA Displays Exterior Video Display Completed in Los Angeles at Moxy and AC Hotel


Installation of a massive exterior video display in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) was recently completed at the intersection of S Figueroa St. and W Pico Blvd. The continuous LED video façade at Moxy and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is located across from the LA Convention Center, L.A. LIVE, and Arena and extends about the length of […]

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McIntosh Announces MR89 AM/FM Tuner With Integrated Signal Quality Monitor


McIntosh just announced the MR89 AM/FM Tuner with an integrated signal quality monitor can display detailed signal, multipath, and noise levels of the incoming radio signals to help fine-tune optimal placement of the AM or FM antenna (their RAA2 AM antenna is included). Additionally included are a pair of balanced and unbalanced analog outputs and […]

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Rob Emberley Is Now President of Séura


Rob Emberley, previously vice president of marketing and product development, has been promoted to president of Séura effective immediately. Emberley is now responsible for all of Séura’s business-to-business and direct-to-consumer operations. Prior to joining Séura, Emberley was the VPGM for Igloo Products, delivering “winning strategies and executions.” Emberley takes over the company’s operations from its […]

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Solutionz, Inc. Announces Purchase of VSGi


Solutionz, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase VSGi. Solutionz is an audio-visual integrator, managed services and cybersecurity provider across North America. VSGi provides videoconferencing, audiovisual solutions, digital signage and integrated services for nearly every major agency and department in the federal government as well as customers in the corporate, […]

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READ THIS FIRST: How to Use the rAVe InfoComm 2022 Microsite


The 2022 InfoComm show is almost here and our team cannot wait! But while the show will only last for a week, our coverage will last forever — on this rAVe [NOW] InfoComm 2022 microsite! We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this InfoComm 2022 microsite that it can be […]

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Waves Audio Announces New NDI-Compatible Cloud-Based Audio Mixer


Waves Audio announced the Waves Cloud MX Audio Mixer, a cloud-based audio mixer. Waves said, “Though the deployment of video production technology moved quickly to software-driven workflows, until now, the true pro audio component has been lacking. Subsequently, as broadcast production workflows evolve from entire on-premises control rooms to remote integration (REMI), hybrid or completely […]

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Gig Gear LLC Adds Drop Stop Tool Tether, the Latest Addition to the Drop Stop Line


Gig Gear LLC has announced the addition of the Drop Stop Tool Tether to its Drop Stop line. The Drop Stop Tool Tether features a stainless-steel locking carabiner and stainless-steel clip that make it the smartest way to prevent dropping heavy tools, such as a C-wrench, while working at heights. On one end, a heavy-duty […]

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RF Venue Introduces 2 Channel Remote Antenna Kit for Smaller Installs


RF Venue has introduced the new 2 Channel Remote Antenna Kit. The remote antenna kit claims to “contain everything needed to enhance the signal quality of smaller wireless microphone system installations by bringing receive antennas to the front of the rack or to the outside of equipment closets.” The kit includes a pair of high-quality […]

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Poly Publishes New Report on the ‘Journey to Hybrid Working’


Poly published a new report called “The Journey to Hybrid Working: Six Things for US Companies to Consider,” in partnership with workplace research platform WORKTECH Academy. The report draws on recent research into the needs and preferences of U.S. workers and explores six considerations for US companies to further navigate hybrid working. Hybrid work is […]

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Canon USA Debuts AMLOS System at InfoComm 2022


Canon USA debuted the AMLOS (Activate My Line of Sight) System at the InfoComm 2022. The AMLOS solution is a single (camera) hybrid work solution designed to enable in-person meeting participants to guide the focus of a single camera using simple hand gestures and share digitally enhanced, high-resolution images from the room with remote collaborators. […]

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Sennheiser Shows Next Generation of Evolution Wireless Digital Family of Microphones


At InfoComm, Sennheiser debuted the next generation of its Evolution Wireless Digital family of radio microphones. Dubbed the EW-DX, the new microphone systems are designed to simplify professional workflows by utilizing refined technologies to deliver a digital UHF system that can be scaled with ease. The complete set of new EW-DX products will include handheld, […]

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Custom Electronics, Inc. Adds New Team, Epidaur Digital


Custom Electronics, Inc. (CEI) just added a new team, Epidaur Digital, a project solutions company that also manufactures flexible, durable LED display systems. Designed and developed by CEI, Epidaur Digital is here at InfoComm showing the FX Series Modular LED Solution. The flexible design allows the panels to follow any combination of flat or curved […]

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Announcing the 2022 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners


We are excited to announce the winners of our 11th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different from ANY other industry awards. First of all, the votes and nominations come from the AV community — we don’t believe in pay for play. We believe in winning because of a good old-fashioned popular vote — […]

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Jupiter to Highlight Its Line of Pana 21:9 Displays at InfoComm 2022


Jupiter will highlight its line of Pana 21:9 displays, including the Pana 34, which will make its North American debut at the InfoComm trade show. The Pana will be shown for corporate collaboration as well as for digital signage spaces during the Las Vegas show on June 8-10. “We are very pleased to present our […]

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InfoComm 2022 Starts Tomorrow! These Are My Thoughts.


Hello everyone! I feel like I was just writing to you all about InfoComm 2021, and now we’ve officially made it to #InfoComm22. I’m so excited to be here! There really is nothing quite like getting to run up to the people you’ve gotten to know quite well (thanks to videoconferencing) and talk in person! […]

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Listen Technologies Corporation To Showcase Full Suite of Solutions at InfoComm 2022


Listen Technologies Corporation will showcase its full suite of listening solutions at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas June 4-10, including the newest additions and updates to its Listen EVERYWHERE and ListenTALK product lines.  Listen Technologies also will provide ListenTALK to support all InfoComm-hosted tours. Media are invited to visit booth W1323 in the Conferencing & Collaboration Pavilion to see Listen Technologies product demos and learn […]

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SoundTube Releases Designer Sleeve Pendant Speakers at InfoComm 2022


SoundTube announced the release of the Designer Sleeve pendant speakers at InfoComm 2022. The designer-minded commercial audio pendants will ship this summer. The Designer Sleeve DS31-EZ pendant speakers were developed to offer varying aesthetic options for near space applications that require a design element to meet décor needs. The speaker can be used with or without […]

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Nanolumens Exhibits EngageNXT and CLRVision at InfoComm 2022


Nanolumens, creators of True Curve LED displays, is heading to #InfoComm22 with an exhibit full of new technology, live demos and continuing education. Continuing the momentum of their January 1 rebrand, Nanolumens is set to make a brilliant statement at the Las Vegas show in booth #N2963 from June 8-11. Designers, Consultants, and AV Integrators […]

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Samsung Debuts New The Wall and Finally Makes Flip Pro a Collaboration Board


Samsung Electronics America is launching new models of The Wall and something called Flip Pro at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas this week. Following the vision of “Connected Redefined,” Samsung and its partners – including The New York Mets – will share how together they are deploying Samsung technology to deliver new immersive experiences that unlock new ways […]

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Leon Speakers Releases Taller Model of Terra LuminSound Outdoor Speaker


Building off the popularity of its newly redesigned Terra LuminSound outdoor speaker line, Leon introduces a redesigned, taller model. The Terra LuminSound Bollard speaker features the same handcrafted components and built-in low voltage lighting as the shorter landscape version but stands taller thanks to a 21-inch aircraft-grade aluminum base. At an overall height of 32 inches and […]

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Leon Speakers Releases Crowdfunded ‘Cove’ Desktop Accessory


Leon Speakers launched Cove, a new desktop accessory that claims to enhance the overall work experience. Cove’s adjustable diffused lighting, sound-dampening felt interior and personalizable magnetic surface are “meticulously designed to improve focus and privacy while reducing ambient noise and eye strain — all under the ultra-flattering glow of webcam-friendly lighting.” It is built to […]

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AVer Information Explains Lineup for InfoComm 2022


AVer Information is at InfoComm with some new and some recently introduced products aimed at classrooms and other UCC meeting spaces. Here they are: The VB342 Pro is a versatile, all-in-one PTZ Technology USB video bar. The VB342 Pro is AVer’s premier, all-in-one video bar for midsize meeting rooms equipped with cutting-edge features like Smart Gallery, SmartSpeaker, Gesture Control and […]

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