Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

Navori Labs Updates Its Digital Signage Software

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Navori Labs’ new QL 2.2.5 is the latest version of its digital signage software with 16 innovations that emphasizes an improved user experience across its core components while integrating new features that address emerging digital signage trends. Navori’s QL is offered in two versions, QL Express and QL Professional. The platform comprises three main components: […]

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CEDIA Technology and Business Summit Schedule — Now Revised

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CEDIA announced a revised schedule for the CEDIA Technology & Business Summits. Eight in-person Tech Summits and one new virtual conference have been added to the schedule for the fall. The CEDIA Tech Summits are regional educational events that provide sponsor tables from many of the industry’s AV, control, lighting, security and technology manufacturers/service providers. […]

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Audinate Adds Two New Dante AVIO Audio Adapters

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Audinate announced the addition Monday of two new models to its line of Dante AVIO audio adapters, offering USB-C and Bluetooth connectivity for use with Dante networks. The Dante AVIO family of adapters allow users to use non-networked audio equipment on a Dante audio network. The Dante AVIO is available in one- or two-channel analog […]

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Exterity Will Participate in InfoComm 2020 Connected

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Exterity announced its participation Friday in InfoComm 2020 Connected, the now virtual version of North America’s largest professional audiovisual (AV) event. This online event, packed with products, education and networking, will take place over the same days that InfoComm, Las Vegas, would have been held (June 16-18), had it not been impacted by the COVID-19 […]

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Happy 55th Birthday to Peavey!

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Peavey Electronics celebrated the 55th anniversary of its founding on June 1, 1965. Over the past 55 years, music has been the common thread that unites communities during challenging times. Passion for music and love for people who make music is what continues to drive Hartley Peavey, and he’s always strived to share that joy […]

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CEDIA Makes Changes to its CEDIA Certification Program

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CEDIA has announced new advancements in its CEDIA Certification program. These include: Launching the new CEDIA Certified Cabling and Infrastructure Technician (CIT) and CEDIA Certified Integrated System Technician (IST) Certifications. Beta testing of the new certification exams will open in the coming months. Comprehensive learning pathways developed to prepare individuals for certification and success on […]

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Peerless-AV Launches New Solutions for Public Health Preparedness

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Peerless-AV launched new solutions for public health preparedness and viral transmission prevention Thursday. The new products include an Occupancy Control Kiosk, three variations of Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Kiosks, as well as Temperature Sensor Tabletop and Floor Stand Mounts that will allow businesses to communicate and implement proper health standards in real-time. Peerless-AV’s Temperature Sensor […]

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Poly and Plantronics’ X50, X70, G7500 Are First Zoom Room Appliances to Receive Zoom Certification

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Plantronics and Poly announced Thursday that the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 video bars and the Poly G7500 videoconferencing system are now the first Zoom Rooms Appliances to receive Zoom certification. As the first Android-based appliances to offer native Zoom Rooms functionality, the Poly Studio X30, Poly Studio X50 and G7500 videoconferencing devices […]

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Sony Now Shipping New Beamforming Microphone for Meetings and Lectures

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Sony is shipping its new beamforming microphone, the MAS-A100. Designed for a range of meeting, lecture and presentation environments, the ceiling-mount microphone offers audio for both speech reinforcement and recording with a combination of beamforming technology and Intelligent Feedback Reducer function. The microphone has a dual-channel output for simultaneous recording that captures the speaker’s and […]

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New DTEN Me Is a Personal Collaboration Device Built Exclusively for Zoom

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DTEN ME is a new work-from-home (WFH) video collaboration device developed exclusively for Zoom. The $599 DTEN ME is a 27-inch display integrated as a personal Zoom Room of sorts. This is precisely the sort of personal collaboration device that rAVe’s Gary Kayye predicted in his post-COVID-19 feature back in April. Features of the DTEN […]

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Roland Expands Roland Cloud, Moves it to Primary Website

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Roland announced the most massive expansion yet to Roland Cloud Wednesday. Roland Cloud is the company’s cloud-based platform with more than 50 Roland software synthesizers and sound libraries. The expansion moves the platform to the company’s primary “roland.com” website. It welcomes the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, a “virtualized ZEN-Core” plug-in instrument. Other enhancements include new membership […]

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CEDIA Has a New Training Collaboration With the Imaging Science Foundation

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CEDIA announced a new training collaboration with the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) Tuesday. This development aligns with CEDIA’s mission to bolster industry education and standards and provides integrators with unparalleled access to ISF’s renowned video calibration curriculum and certification. CEDIA has worked with ISF Founder and CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Joel Silver to create […]

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Panel on ‘Automated Displays in Entertainment Venues’ to Explore Topgolf’s Major Digital Signage Upgrade with 10,000 Interactive Screens

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Topgolf venues entertain more than 20 million guests annually with high-tech gaming, climate-controlled hitting bays, corporate and social event spaces and more. WHAT: Topgolf, LG Business Solutions, Diem Digital and SAVI Controls partnered to transform more than 50 Topgolf locations into the ultimate golf and entertainment experience using the latest in display and automation technology. […]

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AVIXA Announces Winners of the AV Experience Awards

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AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has announced the winners of the AV Experience Awards. This awards program recognizes the innovative integration of content, space and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. InfoComm 2020 Connected will host a virtual panel discussion on June 16, at 10 a.m. EDT, featuring winners of the AV Experience Awards […]

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BrightSign’s New BSN.cloud Virtual Partner Pavilion Showcases CMS Workflows

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BrightSign has taken the wraps off its new BSN.cloud Virtual Partner Pavilion, showcasing select partners’ work demonstrating how they’ve integrated their respective CMS workflows into BSN.cloud. BrightSign had planned to showcase these partners within a live partner pavilion at DSE this past March. However, those plans were placed on hold once the show was postponed. […]

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DPA Microphones Announces New High-SPL Lavaliers

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DPA Microphones’ new 6060/6061 lavaliers are housed in stainless steel, PVD-coated casing and include high SPL up to 129dB. Both also feature a 60-percent smaller capsule and are available in black, white, brown and beige. They also feature durable construction and unsurpassed sound quality, making them ideal for any live production. According to DPA, the […]

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AtlasIED’s New Speaker Cover Aims to Help Hospitals and Others Protect from Dust and Particles

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AtlasIED introduced a new accessory Thursday aimed to help hospitals, medical and pharmaceutical facilities, manufacturing and other establishments minimize the spread of dust and other particles that can pass into the air through speaker grilles. Available as a separate cover (SHS-CVR) or included with AtlasIED’s SHS strategically hidden speaker (SHS-6T2CVR), the rubber cover offers a […]

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L-Acoustics’ L-ISA Technology Will Be Natively Controllable Via Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM Digital Mixing Systems

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L-Acoustics has announced that its L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology will be natively controllable via Yamaha Professional Audio’s entire lineup of RIVAGE PM digital mixing systems. (This includes the newly launched PM5 and PM3, thanks to a DeskLink co-developed by the two manufacturers.) According to L-Acoustics, the RIVAGE PM firmware version 4.0 will be released […]

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Matrox Updates HDCP Support for Mura 3.04 Driver

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Matrox announced the arrival of its enhanced High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) support Wednesday. According to the company, the enhancements will simplify the integration of copy-protected sources in video-wall designs. Available via the Matrox Mura 3.04 driver, this new development enables OEMs and system integrators to pair Matrox Mura IPX capture cards and Matrox D-Series […]

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DiGiCo Releases Software Update for its S Series Consoles

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DiGiCo’s latest software update, V2.6, for its S Series consoles delivers new features including control of the A164D Wall LCD and A168D Stage for networked audio in installations via the Dante 64@96 DMI as well as support for the DMI-KLANG. Since both the A164D Wall LCD (16 x 4) and the A168D Stage (16 x […]

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ScreenBeam 1100 Plus Adds HDMI Switching in a Single Device

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ScreenBeam announced the release Tuesday of ScreenBeam 1100 Plus, adding an HDMI input to combine wireless display and HDMI switching in a single device and includes multi-user and role-based central management of devices to support large deployments with multiple sites and administrators. The ScreenBeam 1100 Plus wireless presentation system includes these features: There are three […]

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Ross Launches SoftGear, its New Signal-Processing Platform

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Ross announced the launch of softGear, a brand new signal-processing platform that draws its design and methodology from Ross Video’s openGear ecosystem and our experience of providing interoperable systems. SoftGear is the technology platform that creates new ways to acquire, process, manage and distribute content. It complements existing hardware-based workflows with software-based processing for both […]

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ClearOne Now Shipping COLLABORATE Versa Lite CT

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ClearOne announced it’s shipping the COLLABORATE Versa Lite CT, featuring a USB-audio enabled Beamforming Ceiling Tile Microphone Array (BMA CTH). This room solution is designed as an audio solution for cloud-based video collaboration applications such as COLLABORATE Space, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Webex, without the need for a DSP mixer. The system includes the company’s […]

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Biamp Conference Room Solutions Approved for Use With Zoom

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Biamp conference room solutions are now approved by Zoom for use with both Zoom software and Zoom Rooms. Thus, Biamp now supports bidirectional mute synchronization to share mute or unmute commands with Zoom. (This means Biamp microphones display mute status — red or green — and pass mute commands to the overall system with the […]

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Haven’t Registered for InfoComm Connected 2020 Yet? Here’s the Info

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AVIXA has announced registration is open for its virtual show InfoComm 2020 Connected, taking place June 16-18. The show will gather thought leaders from multiple ProAV disciplines — and it will host conversations on the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Here are a few sneak peeks of what the sessions will include: Kay Sargent, […]

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AtlasIED Adds Three Distributors of its Commercial Audio and Mass Communication Products

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AtlasIED has announced three new distributors of its broad range of commercial audio and mass communication products. Effective immediately, Polar, Alphatec Audio Video Pvt. Ltd., and Intermark SISTEMI will handle sales and distribution exclusively of AltasIED solutions to dealers serving markets in the United Kingdom, India and Italy, respectively. These three new distributors will help […]

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NEC Corporation Takes on Zoom and Microsoft Teams with New Univerge Blue Platform

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NEC Corporation of America has announced the availability of NEC UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT, a fully integrated and born-in-the-cloud UCaaS solution, and NEC UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE, a CCaaS solution for businesses of all sizes. UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT is a cloud-based communications system. It’s a video and audio platform that helps manage team communications and collaboration. UNIVERGE […]

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I Attended Almo’s E4v — Here’s What I Learned

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As with many events in the world right now, Almo Professional A/V canceled its E4 Experience(s) that was supposed to happen this spring. Instead, the distributor held an totally online version — calling it the E4 Evolution or E4v. I wrote a sneak preview about it a couple of weeks ago. But in case you […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Hires Tim Allen as Director of Business Development

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Philips Professional Display Solutions just hired Tim Allen as its director of business development, LED. A 30-year AV industry veteran, Allen is leading the LED strategy at Philips in a market expected to be $7 billion by 2024 (according to the company). “We are extremely excited to welcome Tim to our team to develop our […]

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Waves Audio Releases New Improved Version of its SoundGrid Studio Software

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Waves Audio is now shipping the new, enhanced version of its SoundGrid Studio software for real-time audio processing and networking. SoundGrid Studio is the software used to control a Waves SoundGrid-powered system for real-time recording and monitoring, plug-in DSP offload for mixing and flexible audio networking. SoundGrid allows producers, engineers and musicians to: Record and […]

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Key Digital Intros Old-Fashioned USB 2.0 Extender

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Just as USB 3 becomes the standard for new USB devices, Key Digital introduced the new KD-X USB2 USB 2.0 transmitter and receiver extender kit. It’s designed for USB 1.1 – 2.0 devices. This new extender is slated for release in the second quarter of 2020 (so basically, now). Installation of the KD-XUSB2 allows USB […]

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Vaddio Now Shipping 10-Inch Touch-Screen Controller

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Vaddio is shipping the Vaddio Device Controller, a 10” touch-screen controller. The Vaddio Device Controller integrates its online user interface and was designed to access browser-based user interfaces of dozens of Vaddio connected devices like PTZ cameras, EasyIP peripherals and AV bridges. PoE power and an included commercial-grade, steel, tabletop mount with category cable routing […]

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