Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

Shure Acquires Stem Audio

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Shure has acquired California-based Midas Technology, Inc., also known as Stem Audio, which specializes in table, ceiling and wall microphones as well as loudspeakers, control interfaces and hubs. According to the press release from Stem Audio, Shure will expand and its solution offering for organizations of all sizes with the acquisition. At the same time, […]

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Aveo Systems Adds Lighting and Automated Shade Control Capabilities

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Aveo Systems has added the capability to control lighting and automated shades along with AV equipment in a room. With the addition of support for Lutron GRAFIK Eye QS and RadioRA2 lighting systems, users may now manage lighting zones and select preset scenes for lighting and blinds/shades. Mira Connect will recall scenes and provide zone […]

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IMCCA Announces Recipients of 2020 UC Industry Impact Awards

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IMCCA announced the recipients of the 2020 UC Industry Impact Awards for contributions and outstanding support during the pandemic. The names, as selected by a panel of five independent industry expert judges, were unveiled during the live IMCCA Collaboration Thanksgiving Webcast on Nov. 17, 2020. “The UC Industry Impact Award honorees pushed the boundaries of […]

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SignageOS and Nexmosphere Partner for Sensor Compatibility

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SignageOS, the only unification technology platform in digital signage, and Nexmosphere, a developer and manufacturer of interactive sensors for retail, have partnered to offer cross-platform compatibility of Nexmosphere sensors to a variety of digital signage smart displays and media players. Through this partnership, companies can now create interactive digital signage experiences with Nexmosphere sensors to […]

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Mersive Technologies Places on Deloitte’s Fast 500 List

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Mersive Technologies has placed on Deloitte’s prestigious Fast 500 list for the third year in a row. Now in its 26th year, the list is a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Overall, 2020 Technology Fast 500 companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 175% […]

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Blustream Now Offering HDBaseT, AV-over-IP and HDMI Distribution Products to US Market

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Australia-based Blustream (via a partnership with RTI) just entered the US AV market with a family of HDBaseT, AV-over-IP and HDMI distribution products. The new division of RTI will serve both the residential and commercial segments. For residential, Blustream includes drivers to integrate with the major control brands: Control4, Extron, Crestron, ELAN, Savant, RTI and […]

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Salamander Designs FPS Series Mobile Stands Now Microsoft-Certified, Authorized

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Salamander Designs announced that its FPS Series Mobile Stands, designed for Microsoft Surface Hub 2S are now certified and authorized by Microsoft. Offering both fixed and adjustable heights plus storage for all AV components/wiring, these are the only electric stands built to integrate with Surface Hub 2S while offering a mobile, ADA-compliant solution. The Microsoft […]

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Floor-Standing Speaker Lines From Definitive Technology and Polk Audio Achieve IMAX Enhanced Certification

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Sound United, parent company to Bowers & Wilkins, Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Classé, and Boston Acoustics, today announced several floor-standing and select center channel speakers from the Definitive Technology Demand Series and Polk Audio Legend Series are the first speaker lines in the home theater market to garner IMAX Enhanced Certification. Sound United […]

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Aurora Multimedia Unveils USA-Made Thermal Temperature Tablet

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Aurora Multimedia just launched what the company is claiming to be the AV industry’s first USA-made thermal temperature tablet. The TAVIS is an all-in-one infrared temperature sensing tablet offering 5x resolution of other tablet brands adorning an 80×64 thermal sensor. It is offered in 10.1” (TAV-10), 15.6” (TAV-15), 21.5” (TAV-21) sizes with a variety of […]

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Almo Professional A/V Announces New Distribution Partnership

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Almo Professional A/V today announced a new distribution partnership with professional amplifier and audio technology company, LEA Professional. In stock and ready for order today, Almo now carries LEA Professional’s complete line of NETWORK CONNECTSERIES IoT-enabled amplifiers with cloud connectivity. LEA Professional is also the latest manufacturer to join Almo’s Sound Options dedicated audio sourcing […]

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Epson Announces Availability of Six New Laser Displays

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Epson announced availability of six new laser displays — two interactive BrightLink models and four non-interactive PowerLite ultra-short-throw models. The new PowerLite 755F and750F are available now and the BrightLink 735Fi and 725Wi and PowerLite 725W and 720 will be available Nov. 23. Offering up to 85 percent more interactive space than a 75-inch flat […]

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22Miles Offers Post-COVID Touchless Interactivity Using a Smartphone and Protection-as-a-Service

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22Miles announces that its Secure Mobile Control (SMC) touchless remote control feature is now available for free to new clients leveraging interactive solutions, as well as all current 22Miles clients upgrading to the latest Publisher Pro V6 software. A feature of the 22Miles Protection as a Service software solutions suite, SMC allows users to control any digital display […]

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Roland Announces P-20HD Video Instant Replayer

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Roland announced the P-20HD Video Instant Replayer, a hardware solution for bringing professional instant replay capabilities to any live production setup. Offering simple operation and integration with most Roland A/V switchers and HDMI camcorders and cameras, the P-20HD transforms everyday video production for school sports, coaches, trainers, esports and more. When watching a sporting event […]

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TASCAM Releases Professional-Grade 4K Blu-ray/Media/Network Player

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TASCAM’s new BD-MP4K is a professional-grade Blu-ray/media/network player for 4K/UHD resolution. The BD-MP4K is designed for commercial installations and touring applications requiring 4K (3840 x 2160) image quality and up to 7.1 surround sound. Requiring only one height unit in the rack, the BD-MP4K saves space by eliminating the need for discrete audio/video playback devices […]

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AIMS Announces Newly Elected 2020-21 Board of Directors

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The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) announced a newly elected 2020-21 board of directors that will lead the organization’s effort toward a standards-based IP infrastructure for professional media. AIMS Chairman of the Board Michael Cronk (Grass Valley), Vice Chair Steve Reynolds (Imagine Communications) and Chief Financial Officer Andreas Hilmer (Lawo) were reelected to their […]

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PreSonus Intros New Revelator USB Microphone

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The new PreSonus Revelator USB microphone claims to have the voice audio sound of the mics you hear radio announcers use. PreSonos says the secret to a “radio sound” is a combination of the right talent and microphone with just the right amount of EQ and compression. Revelator uses the same EQ and compression algorithms […]

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Binary Releases New MoIP Audio Transmitter and Receiver

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Binary has released its all-new Media-over-IP Audio transmitter and receiver. Designed for residential-based audio distribution, these new components create a multiroom audio experience using the same controller and network as a MoIP A/V system. MoIP is Binary’s media distribution technology that lets integrators build an AV distribution system for its customers using a network. With […]

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Matrox Video Releases New 1G AV-over-IP Encoders, Decoders

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Matrox Video just announced that its Maevex 6152 quad 4K decoders and Maevex 6100 Series encoders can decode H.264/MPEG-4 and display up to four 4K streams of ultra-low-bitrate, 4:4:4 and 4:2:0 AV content over LAN, WAN or internet — with what the company says is as little as 50 milliseconds of latency. It’s a 1G […]

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Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Blog Version, Pt. 2

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By: Leah McCann & Steph Beckett Audio Collaborative 2020 kicked off Wednesday with some excellent insights into the audio sector of the AV industry. (In case you missed it, our day one recap is here.) Thursday, we were excited for more. Day two of the show would bring forth topics from esports and the music […]

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AVIXA Announces 2021 Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee

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AVIXA has announced the election results for the 2021 AVIXA Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee. Martin Saul, CEO of ICAP Global, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the Board by AVIXA membership. AVIXA members also elected to the Board Jatan Shah, executive vice president, chief operating and technology officer, QSC, and Brad Sousa, CTO, […]

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Ross Releases New TouchDrive Control Panels

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The new Ross TouchDrive is a family of control panels that has been designed with the technical director in mind — the company says the control panels will completely reinvigorate the relationship between the TD and their production switcher. According to the company, TouchDrive brings the same touch technology from smart phones to video production […]

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VuWall Releases TRx 3.0 Software Platform for AV-over-IP Content Distribution

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VuWall just announced the release of TRx 3.0, now powered with VuTrex technology, a single software platform that can distribute AV-over-IP content thus, create a digital canvas. TRx 3.0 also introduces a redesigned architecture, with its hybrid VuTrex technology, that can manage multiple sources in any source format and route them to single displays or […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases Two New NDI 4K PTZ Camera Models

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Marshall Electronics has released two new NDI 4K PTZ camera models; the CV730-NDI and CV630-NDI. The CV730-NDI features 4K@60Hz over simultaneous 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 and NDI |HX with up to 3840x2160p UHD resolution at 60 frames per second. The CV630-NDI features up to 3840x2160p UHD resolution at 30 fps with 3G-SDI, HDMI and NDI |HX. […]

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Epson Intros VS260 3LCD XGA Projector

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Epson introduced the new, entry-level, VS260 3LCD XGA Projector that the company is aiming at an emerging application need for larger videoconferencing spaces either at home or ad-hoc spaces in the office, since it’s portable. From home offices to videoconference rooms in today’s hybrid workspaces, this compact projector uses Epson’s three-chip 3LCD technology for native […]

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Sharp Introduces New 120” Class LCD Display

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America just introduced today the new 120” class (diagonal) 8M-B120C 8K Ultra-HD Professional LCD display. The 8K monitor packs in 33 million pixels, four times more than a 4K panel, and is aimed at applications like corporate lobbies, showrooms, museums and video production. The 8M-B120C provides continuous operation for […]

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Martin Audio Now Shipping ADORN Series Loudspeakers

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Martin Audio is shipping the ADORN series ceiling loudspeakers to Europe and North America (following the first shipments to the APAC territories in September). Along with the ceiling speakers is the availability of the company’s first ever pendant speaker, which comes in black or white as standard. Featuring Martin Audio’s sound characteristics, the ADORN in-ceiling […]

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Cinionic Announces New SP2K Projector for Small Screens

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Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, announced SP2K, the Barco Series 4 projector for smaller screens. The new lineup includes four new SP2K models ranging from 6,000 to 15,000 lumens, rounding out the Series 4 family. With this announcement, Cinionic makes its award-winning laser solutions accessible for every theater. Designed for smaller […]

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Vanti Partners With Digital Innovators for Market Research Project

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Vanti announced that the team over at Digital Innovators have agreed to help carry out vital research for Vanti’s Kahu. Kahu Over the past few months people within Vanti have been working on market research for Kahu, a collection of smart technology products the company is developing to help clients create a flexible, productive and […]

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Optoma Offers Trio of Solutions for Immersive Installations

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Optoma has expanded the capabilities of its ZU series high brightness laser projectors with its dedicated 0.65-0.75:1 short throw projection lens, the BX-CTA17. The short throw lens is the latest edition to Optoma’s U series of interchangeable lenses, which are compatible with the Optoma ZU series of high brightness laser professional installation projectors: ZU660e, ZU750, […]

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Pure Resonance Audio Introduces Micro Ceiling Speaker

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Pure Resonance Audio introduced a new type of “micro” ceiling speaker that has three mounting options in the same enclosure. The Pure Resonance Audio C3 3” micro ceiling speaker is designed with different mounting systems and can be installed as a traditional ceiling speaker, as a pendant speaker or drywall-mounted — and, it’s aimed at […]

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AmpliVox Sound Systems Intros Two New Lectern Models

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced two models of its lecterns with built-in digital display screens, giving the lectern plug-and-play visual meeting support for their message or brand. The lecterns are also great for instructional messages, such as COVID testing sites, security check-in, etc. The 43-inch display features 1920 x 1080 native resolution, and has an […]

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