Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

Waves Audio Now Shipping HY Slot Card for Yamaha RIVAGE PM Series Consoles

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Waves Audio is now shipping the WSG-HY128 Card for Yamaha RIVAGE PM Series Consoles. The Waves WSG-HY128 is a card for HY slots that makes it possible to run Waves plug-ins on Yamaha RIVAGE PM series consoles at ultra-low latency, using Waves SoundGrid technology. Together with a SoundGrid DSP server, a Mac or PC, and […]

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As Every Country Struggles With How to Restart Musical Venues, Newcastle UK Thinks It Has a Solution

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The U.K.’s first dedicated socially-distanced music venue since the COVID-19 pandemic began recently opened its gates in Newcastle, presenting an eclectic programm of top line acts, and equipped with a premium festival kit list provided by AV company, Kingdom Services, centred around DiGiCo SD10 mixing consoles managing FOH and monitor sound. Located in the city’s […]

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Renkus-Heinz Brings Modern Sound to Historic Theatre’s Live Performances

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Foothill Ranch, California, September 30, 2020 — The Cyprian Norwid Theatre in Jelenia Góra, Poland was built in 1904 to serve as an artistic hub for a city with a burgeoning performing arts scene. The building was designed in an Art Nouveau style, and over the years has hosted thousands of events including plays, concerts, […]

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Samsung Launches “The Premiere” 4K Ultra-Short-Throw Laser Projector

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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced its all new 4K Ultra Short Throw laser projector, The Premiere, at its virtual press conference event “Life Unstoppable” on Sept. 2. The new 4K laser projector provides a big picture cinematic experience in the comfort of one’s home. The Premiere is the new anchor product in the Lifestyle product […]

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Sagitter Releases New Junior Line of Projectors

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Sagitter has released its Junior line of projectors — at the forefront of modern technology standards and use-wise caters for the requirements of the worlds of entertainment, accent lighting and museum lighting in one neat package. Junior Profile is a miniaturized profile projector. In its compact package it has all the features required by the […]

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Coronavirus-Related Regulations: Cologne Zoo Relies on the Admission Control System ViCo from Dimedis

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The software company dimedis has implemented a new digital admission control system for Cologne Zoo in order to fulfill the coronavirus-related regulations. ViCo (Visitor Control), which was developed in Cologne, controls access to the zoo and counts the number of visitor to the Hippodom, the Rainforest House and the Jungle House as well as at […]

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Extron’s New High-Performance 4K@60Hz Audio Embedder Now Available

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Extron has announced availability of the HAI 100 4K Plus, a high performance 4K@60Hz audio embedder. The HAI 100 4K Plus embeds either two-channel analog audio, or S/PDIF digital audio in two-channel or multichannel formats onto the HDMI output signal. It includes an HDMI input, analog stereo audio and S/PDIF audio inputs that support two-channel […]

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AED Group Chooses Roland Multi-Format AV Mixer, Converter for Immersive AV Environment

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Extended Reality at AED Studios AED Group chose the Roland VR-50HD MKII Multi-format AV Mixer and VC-1DL Converter to play an integral part in their new, dedicated immersive AV environment. Starting in September, AED Studios in Lint will offer TV, film and event producers the opportunity to use a high-tech XR studio. Extended reality (XR) […]

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Luxul Adds Two New Compact 4-Port, 8-Port Gigabit PoE+ Switches

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Luxul introduced two new compact four-port and eight-port Gigabit PoE+ switches Tuesday. Designed to fit behind displays or inside media cabinets, the SW-100-04P and SW-100-08P are designed to help integrators to expand networks with PoE-enabled devices. In addition to a dedicated uplink port for connection to a router or upstream switch, the SW-100-04P features four […]

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Roland Announces New Wireless MIDI Adaptor and Dongle

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Roland announced the WM-1 Wireless MIDI Adaptor and WM-1D Wireless MIDI Dongle, two new products that bring wireless MIDI’s convenience to modern music creators. Easy to set up and use, the WM-1 and WM-1D provide wireless MIDI communication between multiple devices, including keyboards, drum machines and other MIDI hardware, Mac and Windows computers, and iOS […]

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Boxlight Corporation Acquires Sahara Presentation Systems

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Boxlight Corporation, a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, today announced it has acquired Sahara Presentation Systems PLC. The total purchase price was GBP 74,000,000 (approximately USD 94,900,000) in the form of GBP 52,000,000 (approximately USD 66,700,000) cash and GBP 22,000,000 (approximately USD 28,200,000) preferred stock. Headquartered in the United […]

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Extron’s New NetPA U 2002 SB Amplifier Is ENERGY STAR Qualified

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The new Extron NetPA U 2002 SB is an amplifier with bridgeable outputs that can deliver two 200 watt channels into low impedance systems or one 400 watt channel into low or high impedance systems. It is an ENERGY STAR qualified, Dante-enabled audio power amplifier in a half rack, convection cooled, plenum rated enclosure that […]

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Vivitek Updates NovoDS Digital Signage Solution

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Vivitek’s NovoDS Digital Signage solution just got a major update that focused on public safety with crowd control — using a People Counting widget. Available for free, the upgrade add flexibility and value to all organizations’ digital signage needs. With staff now returning back to the workplace, customers coming back to stores and education institutions […]

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Bose Professional Announces Pro-Level Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC

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Bose Professional has announced its new pro-level Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC are now shipping in the U.S. and Latin America, and will also be available in Asia and Europe in September and October respectively. Certified for Microsoft Teams and compatible with both Zoom and Google Meet, the NCH 700 UC equip users for better […]

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Extron Introduces SSP 200 Surround Sound Processor

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Extron introduced the the SSP 200 high-performance Surround Sound Processor designed for pro AV applications in corporate and commercial environments. The new processor automatically decodes Dolby and DTS formats from HDMI sources to discreet audio outputs. Providing up to ten built-in outputs, plus additional outputs via an EXP port, the SSP 200 provides the flexibility […]

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QSC Announces New Portfolio of Teams-Certified Meeting Room Accessories

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QSC announced a portfolio of meeting room accessories certified for Microsoft Teams. QSC says it worked with Microsoft-Teams-certified partners Sennheiser and Logitech to provide complete room solutions aimed at divisible spaces, training rooms and executive boardrooms. QSC’s newly certified Teams Rooms accessory portfolio centers on the Q-SYS Ecosystem and the Q-SYS 110f Core processor, which […]

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AVer Information Joins SRT Alliance

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AVer Information announced the company has joined the SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming. Video streaming is expected to account for 82% of all internet traffic in 2020. As part of AVer’s overall strategy to deliver the best video experiences to its customers, the company will continually […]

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Diversified Focus: VitalSign Ships for Reopening After COVID

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Diversified is shipping its new public safety signage solution, Focus: VitalSign. The solution provides an initial layer of screening protection by detecting anyone with an elevated temperature from three feet away and within one second. Powered by Aurora, VitalSign is an extension of Focus, Diversified’s exclusive digital signage as a service (DSaaS) offering. Available as […]

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Glory Star Expands TAURI Series With New 7-Inch Design

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Glory Star has expanded its TAURI Temperature Check Tablet series with the new 7-inch TAURI 7; designed for instant, contactless temperature scanning in restaurants and retail, outdoor venues and high-security applications. In addition to providing customizable temperature messaging, TAURI 7 features dual cameras, IP65-rated waterproof and anti-glare touch-capacitive glass, and TCP/IP relay. Glory Star’s TAURI […]

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Savant Establishes Exclusive Partnership With Devialet

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Savant has established an exclusive partnership with Devialet, an acoustic engineering company, to distribute the Phantom Reactor Custom active loudspeaker to the CI channel. The Phantom Reactor Custom includes a series of innovations including Devialet’s ADH amplification and SAM technology, working together to generate output levels (97 dB) from a compact loudspeaker. The amplifier drives […]

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Samsung’s Newest TV and Display Technology Joins Its 2020 8K and 4K QLED TV Lineup

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Samsung Electronics newest TV and Display technology, including the outdoor TV, The Terrace; Samsung’s first UST projector, The Premiere; and The Wall with 1.2./1.6 pixel pitch options, join its 2020 8K and 4K QLED TVS, and Lifestyle TVs, The Sero and new 32” and 75” sizes for The Frame. These new Lifestyle TVs offer fresh […]

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Sony’s Laser Projectors Added to Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Upgraded Centennial Student Union Ballroom

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Minnesota State University, Mankato’s 10,000-square-foot Centennial Student Union (CSU) Ballroom is a popular space on campus that serves as a multifunctional public venue used for lectures, conferences, career and community expos, festivals, banquets and wedding receptions. With the help of integrator EPA Audio Visual, the ballroom recently received a technology upgrade, adding 17 of Sony’s […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases HDBaseT Wall-Plate Receiver

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Kramer Electronics’ WP−789R is an HDBaseT wall−plate receiver for 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDMI and HDCP 2.2 signals over twisted pair. It converts the transmitted HDBaseT signal into an HDMI signal. The wall plate extends video signals up to 130 feet (40 meters) over Kramer shielded twisted pair cables at 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24-bit-per-pixel video resolution and provides […]

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Updated: DSE Canceled; Exponation Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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Update: We reached out to Rich Ventura of Sony (formerly of NEC) to talk to us a little more about what the loss of DSE will mean to the rest of the DS side of the AV industry. Ventura is the chairman emeritus of the Digital Signage Federation and serves on its board of directors. […]

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Williams AV Ships WiFi-based IR+ Assisted Listening System

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Williams AV just started shipping the industry’s first IR system that combines an infrared WaveCast audio over Wi-Fi system in one box. This scalable Infrared System uses a Distributed Emitter Array (DEA) design to accommodate up to 16 emitters with flexible coverage in up to 288,000 square feet (26,750 square meters). The IR Plus features […]

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McIntosh Adds Two New Amplifiers to Home Audio Lineup

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McIntosh just added two more amplifiers in the form of the MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. Featuring styling reminiscent of the company’s 1950s and 1960s designs, the MC830 and C8 are full of modern-day technology to produce a home audio experience. MC830 The MC830 is a one-channel solid-state amplifier that has […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Announces New Range B-Line Ultra HD Pro TVs

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Philips Professional Display Solutions just announced its new range of Google and Crestron-Connected certified B-Line Ultra HD pro TVs for collaboration in meeting rooms, education settings and hospitality environments. First unveiled in February during ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, the new B-Line range is one of Philips Professional Display Solutions’ most advanced and flexible pro TV […]

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Visavvi Joins PSNI Global Alliance as Its Newest CSP

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The PSNI Global Alliance has added U.K. integrator Visavvi to its worldwide member network of certified solution providers (CSPs). Visavvi, part of the Saville Group, joins PSNI as its newest CSP in the U.K. Chris Miller, executive director at PSNI, said: “With technology changing at an unprecedented pace, and with the arrival of COVID, the […]

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Savant Partners With Robern for Bathroom Lighting Solution

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Savant has partnered with Robern, a premier manufacturer of luxury furnishings for bathrooms to pair its circadian lighting with the tunable white LED lighting available in Robern’s cabinetry, vanities and mirrors, making a healthier lifestyle available in more places throughout the home. Robern has been a resource for designers, architects and consumers seeking modern, highly […]

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SoFi Stadium Includes World’s Largest 2-Sided LED, Made by Samsung

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Samsung has been named the official mobile, TV and display partner of Hollywood Park, a 298-acre sports and entertainment destination, inclusive of SoFi Stadium and a 6,000-seat performance venue. Samsung’s outdoor LED products were exclusively used to build SoFi Stadium’s 70,000 square-foot dual-sided, center-hung video board. Moreover, the video board is the first and only […]

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Black Box Unveils Digital Workplace — New UCC-Focused Service

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Black Box unveiled the Digital Workplace Tuesday. Digital Workplace is a service focused on UCC — more specifically — managed UCC as a service in the cloud. The Black Box Digital Workplace offers a single solution integrating the industry’s most popular communications applications for phone, collaboration, file sharing and videoconferencing/screen-sharing. The Black Box Digital Workplace […]

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