Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

Midwich Group Enters Global Distribution Agreement With DTEN

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Midwich Group Plc, an audiovisual (AV) distributor to the trade market, has announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with collaboration solutions manufacturer, DTEN. The full range of DTEN products is available to Midwich Group channel partners in the U.K. and Ireland starting Sept. 8, 2020, with a phased rollout across Continental Europe and […]

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Maxell Expands Distribution Network in Europe

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Maxell has expanded its presence in Europe — due to an agreement with EET Group for the entire professional range of video projectors, lamp and laser, and displays. The agreement aims to expand the distribution of Maxell solutions in Europe, thanks to the widespread presence of EET Group on the territory: both by relying on […]

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PureTech Alliance Announces Agreement to Support Google Nest Products

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The PureTech Alliance has announced an agreement to support Google Nest products in the custom integrator channel across all 50 U.S. States. Google Nest products work together, where your Nest Protect smoke alarm can talk to your Nest Learning Thermostat, your Nest Hub Max shows you what’s happening on your Nest Cams and Nest Hello […]

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Fraunhofer IIS Presents 8K Video-over-IP Transmission With JPEG XS at the Virtual IBC 2020

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The standardized JPEG XS codec was developed to handle media workflows from acquisition to the distribution encoder by using internet settings and Ethernet infrastructure only. The Fraunhofer IIS expert team for video coding successfully implemented a pilot project for streaming of 8K video-over-IP in cooperation with the Japanese public broadcaster NHK. JPEG XS — the […]

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According to Forrester, EU Tech Spending Could Decline By 9% Due to COVID-19

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Forrester predicts that, due to the coronavirus and resulting recessions, tech spending in the United Kingdom, France and Germany will decline by 5% to 7% in 2020 from 2019 levels in the most optimistic case. Forrester also forecasts that the U.K. will be the most vulnerable out of the three countries, with a deeper decline […]

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The Crowdfunded Cinera Edge HMD Could Bring a 5K OLED Display and Dolby Digital 5.1 Headphone Right to Your Face

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A crowdfunded head mounted display (HMD) developed by Cinera could give consumers a 5K OLED display with a Dolby Digital 5.1 headphone. The Cinera Edge is a dual 2.5K-micro OLED and a Dolby Digital certified headphone with 5.1 channels of surround sound with each of its displays providing 2560×1440 pixels in a two-centimeter area, using […]

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Visix Now Offers Antimicrobial Covers for Its Meeting Room Signs

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Visix is now offering antimicrobial covers for its interactive meeting room signs. The screen protectors are made from a thin film that reduces germ transmission by up to 99%, as well as reducing glare and fingerprints. Touch10 and Connect meeting room signs allow booking at the screen, as well as other interactive functions. The new […]

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Densitron and Bridge Technologies Partner to Offer IP Video Stream Solutions

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Densitron has announced a new partnership with measurement and monitoring company Bridge Technologies. Together the two companies will offer broadcast customers solutions for the display and analysis of standard-based IP video streams that combine the functionality of Densitron’s IDS (Intelligent Display System) platform with Bridge Technologies’ software and hardware systems for broadcast measurement and monitoring. […]

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Extron Announces Upgrade for LinkLicense — Now Integrating SMP 300 Series With YuJa Video Platform

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Extron has announced the latest LinkLicense upgrade, which integrates SMP 300 Series products with the YuJa video platform. This integration facilitates streaming and publishing of live and on-demand video content by enabling SMP 300 Series devices to ingest recording and livestreaming schedules for publishing to the YuJa video management platform. This unified and integrated experience […]

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SYNNEX VISUALSolv Public Spaces Today: Laura Davis-Taylor and the Safe Place Process

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Hello everyone and welcome to your SYNNEX VISUALSolv Public Spaces Today LAVNCH Day wrapup. I’m your host (during the live portion and this written portion), Steph Beckett! This particular SYNNEX VISUALSolv Day taught us a lot about what we can look forward to and what consumers will expect as they enter public spaces in the […]

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LG Business Solutions Launches LG MAGNIT MicroLED Signage Solution

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LG Business Solutions USA is officially launching its microLED signage solution, LG MAGNIT. The solution uses LG’s new “Black Coating” display technology and block-assembly design. It may look familiar (LG showed a sneak peek of it at InfoComm 2019) — microLED features self-emissive micrometer-scale pixels applied directly to the substrate board to deliver images with […]

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AudioControl Intros Director 2.0 Firmware for Select Amplifiers

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AudioControl has introduced the Director 2.0 firmware that adds features and a better GUI for its line of Director Series and RS Series DSP amplifiers. The new GUI is also a responsive webpage, making it easy to view various devices and screen sizes from phones and tablets to computers. The new interface is compatible with […]

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Access Networks Launches Wi-Fi 6 Systems Via Ruckus Wireless Access Points

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Access Networks just launched new Wi-Fi 6 systems in the form of the Ruckus R550 and R850 wireless access points. Like the company’s previously announced A750 Wi-Fi 6 access point, the Ruckus-brand models elevate Wi-Fi performance from “gigabit” to “multi-gigabit” Wi-Fi. Because networking requirements vary by the size of home, number of users and devices, […]

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LG Business Solutions USA Enters Fitness Equipment Business With New Touch Display

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LG Business Solutions USA is entering the fitness equipment business with the introduction of a new 15-inch touch screen display designed for various exercise equipment. Featuring LG’s Pro:Idiom and Pro:Centric technologies, the displays can be customized with branded content and unique user interfaces. They are aimed at gyms, hotels, multi-unit living facilities, schools, corporate fitness […]

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Modulo Pi Announces Multi-Projector Calibration Module

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Modulo Pi has announced the availability of a new multi-projector auto-calibration module. The auto-calibration system is available as an option for the Modulo Player and Modulo Kinetic media servers, allowing them to automatically align multiple video projectors on planar, curved and dome surfaces. The auto-calibration module comes as an option for the Modulo Player and […]

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ARX Systems Updates MiXXMaker USB Mic/Line Master Mixer

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ARX Systems has recently upgraded its MiXXMaker wireless audio, USB Mic/Line Master Mixer. The new version will start shipping in September 2020. Responding to an increase in demand for a professional 1RU solution that can interface with smartphones, tablets, laptops and other MiniJack and USB enabled devices, the MIXXMaker is designed to deal with various […]

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Epson Announces Eight New Projectors for K-12, UCC Application

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Epson has announced availability of eight new projectors designed for K-12 classrooms and small to medium-sized conference rooms. The PowerLite E20, X49, W49, 118, 119W, 982W, 992F and 1288 range from budget-friendly, network-ready classroom projectors to wireless, portable meeting room solutions. The new lineup offers better audio, enhanced connectivity, and widescreen options for today’s COVID-environment […]

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Luxul’s New Cloud Management Solution Is Available for Dealers

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The Luxul ProWatch cloud management solution is now available for dealers. The solution is a free service for all integrators who install Luxul routers — and it claims an easy setup and makes it simple to remotely monitor a client’s AV system, get real-time notifications of failures and quickly resolve issues. ProWatch is downloadable via […]

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UC Audio, the Task-Based Workforce and Market Catalysts — Oh My!

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So, you’re probably here because you want to know about audio in the UC market, right? You’re in the right place. As your stand-in host once again — I can tell you all about this particular session of LAVNCH EMEA. Once again, this session was hosted by James Kirby, pro audio analyst for Futuresource Consulting. […]

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Shure Held in Contempt Over August 2019 Mic Patent Order

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ClearOne and Shure continue to battle via the courts — with the latest ruling that Shure is held in contempt over its MXA910-A ceiling microphone. A judge in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois ruled that “Shure has violated the preliminary injunction order and is found in contempt because it designed […]

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Atomos Adds RAW Recording Over HDMI to SIGMA and Ninja V

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Atomos added RAW recording over HDMI with the SIGMA fp mirrorless camera and Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. Together the fp and Ninja V will record Apple ProRes RAW at 4K DCI p24 or 4k UHD up to p30 directly from the camera’s full-frame sensor. The SIGMA fp also becomes the smallest camera combination to […]

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A Walk-Through of the Pro Audio Landscape — the LAVNCH EMEA Audio Session Recap

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Hi everyone, Steph Beckett here as your stand-in recap host (just for this session today). I was lucky enough to get to watch today’s audio session of LAVNCH EMEA — and I get to tell you about everything I learned. I’ll preface this by saying I care a lot about the audio realm — I […]

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Lumens Unveils New Videoconference Camera With 4K Ultra HD Sensor

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Lumens unveiled the VC-B11U videoconferencing camera Tuesday, using a native 4K Ultra HD sensor and WDR technology. In a video call, movement can be visually disturbing. The VC-B11U has a fast-focusing mechanism that allows the focus function to be completely stable even with major online meeting movement. It provides a stable video image. Also, the […]

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Visix Revamps Its Professional Services; Offers More Support to Digital Signage Clients

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Visix has overhauled its professional services offering to better support digital signage clients by consolidating multiple teams under one manager, revamping the client onboarding process, streamlining client contacts and improving internal systems. Everyone who purchases the company’s AxisTV software and MeetingMinder room signs is now partnered with a client success manager who acts as their […]

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Beyerdynamic Releases Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles

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Beyerdynamic announced its new Unite Wireless Intercom Bundles. The new bundles include: 1-TP Unite Bodypack Transmitter — Optimized for speech and includes an external microphone or headset connector. It has DSP function, three audio interfaces (USB, analog and Bluetooth), and a mute function. 3-, 7- or 11-RP-T Unite Bodypack Receivers — The receiver includes a […]

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Vanco International Announces AV-over-IP Solution for Light Residential and Commercial Applications

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Vanco International just announced EVO-IP LITE: an entry-level AV-over-IP solution aimed at light residential and commercial for resolutions up to 1080p. The EVO-IP is basically an HDMI-over-IP system that’s scalable for AV device management in installations. Installers can use EVO-IP to manage, automate, transmit and receive audio/video signals, set up digital signage solutions such as […]

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NTT Ltd. to power virtual ‘global stadium’ experience for Tour de France fans

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London, United Kingdom – 26 August 2020 – Today NTT Ltd., the official technology partner to A.S.O., announced it will bring the Tour de France 2020 to fans through innovative technology, which will allow them to watch the race from their homes in a unique way and be part of a ‘global stadium’ experience. Due […]

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Rotel Launches Two New Editions of Integrated Amplifier and CD Player

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Rotel just revealed the launch of two editions of the company’s A11 integrated amplifier and CD11 CD player,. The A11 Tribute and the CD11 Tribute include an increase in resolution and detail, while delivering a more musical presentation with both improved rhythm and timing. The upgraded A11 Tribute and CD11 Tribute products are available now, […]

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Extron’s New Recording and Streaming Solution Was Made With Classrooms and Workspaces in Mind

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Extron is now shipping its StudioStation one-touch recording and streaming solution. With the rise of online learning, flipped classrooms, lecture capture and virtual meetings, educational institutions and corporations expect more from their classrooms and workspaces. These areas must be dynamic, flexible and easy to operate for nontechnical users. According to the company, Extron’s StudioStation empowers […]

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Extron and Dolby Collaborate for Select Solutions

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Extron has collaborated with Dolby to integrate the Dolby Voice Room solution with Extron DSP processors, MediaPort 200 and Pro Series AV control solutions — and more are coming. This extends Extron Pro AV capabilities to the Dolby Conference Phone, Dolby Hub and the Dolby Voice Cameras, providing AV and conferencing solutions for modern meeting […]

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SYNNEX Partners With Five 9 for CCaaS Offerings

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SYNNEX Corporation announced its agreement with Five9 Inc. to provide cloud-based contact center services to the North American IT channel. SYNNEX now acts as a Master Agent for Five9 as the two companies address the convergence occurring within the channel partner ecosystem around Contact-Center-as-a-Service (CCaaS) and the need for intelligent, cloud-based offerings. SYNNEX is offering […]

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Southpaw Live and D3 LED Merge

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Southpaw Live and D3 LED have merged into one combined company. Southpaw Live has a 30-year history in Texas and has evolved over time into an LED company in the sports and entertainment space. Over the last 30 years, Southpaw’s team has designed and installed LED solutions in professional, collegiate, minor league and high school […]

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