Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

CEDIA Launches New Virtual Leadership Series Based on Financial Success and Growth

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CEDIA is launching a new virtual Leadership Series, an engaging three-part event with the theme of “Financial Success and Growth for the Leader: 2021 and Beyond.” Each day of the series — Nov. 18, Dec. 9 and Jan. 27 — will feature three separate, hour-long segments designed to provide integrators a needed opportunity to take […]

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AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation to Host D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference Dec. 8-9

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AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) will host D=SIGN: the Digital Signage Conference, powered by LAVNCH, Dec. 8-9, 2020. This free, virtual conference will explore the solutions, innovations and big ideas around digital signage and digital out-of-home (DOOH). Since registration opened on Oct. 22, more than 1,000 people […]

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Nialli Announces Collaboration With Lean Construction Consultant Unified Works

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Nialli Inc., a visual collaboration company, announces an alliance with lean construction consultant Unified Works Inc., focused on Nialli Visual Planner, the company’s digital pull planning tool for lean construction. Unified Works is established in lean construction working with a myriad of construction companies to implement lean strategies and most recently, to migrate their processes […]

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Black Box Releases New KVM Extender Kits

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Black Box introduced six new KVX Series KVM extender kits, each providing control over a remote server or computer from a local workstation with one or two screens. In addition to extending KVM signals over distances up to 328 feet (100 meters) over CATx cable or 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) over fiber with an SFP […]

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Crestron Releases New Line of On-Wall, Tabletop Touch Screens

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Crestron announced a new line of on-wall and tabletop “cloud-connected” Touch Screens for AV, UCC, lighting and building automation to be used in sports stadiums, command centers, classrooms, boardrooms, training rooms and more. The 70 Series on-wall and tabletop Touch Screens feature an industrial design with a thin bezel and black and white finishes. The […]

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USAV Adds DEKOM to Its International Partner Program

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USAV announced a large expansion of its International Partner Program (IPP), by the addition of DEKOM. This addition will increase the global partnering opportunities for the USAV national integrators as well as other international integrators. USAV integrators and vendors partners have also formed a special interest group (SIG) focused on the standards of the program. The IPP […]

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22Miles’ TempDefend Thermal Screening Solution Now Available Via Elo Platform

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22Miles announced its integration with Elo as a recommended hardware solution for deployment with 22Miles TempDefend software. The combined solution including Elo I-Series touch-screen computers, Mounting Solutions, Temperature Sensor Pro, EloView — and 22Miles software brings plug-and-play, self-service thermal detection capabilities to a wide range of industries and applications, from enterprise and hospitality, to education […]

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Access Networks Adds to Line of Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Points

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Access Networks has added to its line of Wi-Fi 6 certified wireless access points with the addition of two new WAPs: the A550 and the A650. The A550 supports homes and Wi-Fi demands of smaller scope, while the A650 caters to mid-range applications. The A750 is the most robust WAP in the line, meeting the […]

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Brookwood School Upgrades Entire Campus Communications Network With Multipurposed Digital Signage

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Learn how Brookwood School modernized its bulletin boards and printed paper signage to rich and dynamic digital displays across 14 screens throughout the school: cafeteria displays, concession stand menu boards, student-facing notification displays and a touch-screen Athletic Hall of Fame display. The Challenge For decades, Brookwood School used traditional paper announcements taped to columns, lockers […]

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Amate Audio Launches New X102FD High Output Point Source for Small, Medium Applications

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Amate Audio is launching the X102FD, a high output point source active 2x 10” system for medium and smaller size application environments. Capable of power and performance far in excess of its compact form factor, in these applications, a single pair of cabinets will outperform two strings of 4x 8” line array elements. In any […]

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LG Business Solutions Creates Pro:Centric Connect for Its Healthcare Smart TVs

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As patients, healthcare professionals and medical facilities increasingly embrace videoconferencing as part of the care delivery system, LG Business Solutions USA has launched LG Pro:Centric Connect, a new UCC tool for systems integrators to offer simple and secure video calls through LG’s healthcare smart TVs. This expands the power of LG’s Pro:Centric platform by providing […]

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Japanese Nursery School Picks TAURI Temperature Check Tablet to Monitor Students

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Glory Star announced that after experiencing stressful and time-consuming temperature checks that caused traffic jams and lack of proper social distancing in schools, the Sakura Nursery School in Japan selected the TAURI Temperature Check tablet. With a patent-pending, TAURI is a contactless tablet that instantly and autonomously screens the school’s 370 kindergarten students and doubles […]

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Ashly Audio Updates AquaControl Software Suite

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Ashly Audio has launched the first major update to its new AquaControl software suite. Among the new changes are templates, additional filter types and link groups — and they are all provided free of charge. The updates include: Template capabilities allow for Mic/Line Input, Stereo Input and Output DSP signal chain configurations to be stored […]

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ClearOne Announces BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile

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ClearOne announced its new BMA 360, claiming it to be the world’s most technologically advanced Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile. The ClearOne BMA 360 is a wideband, frequency invariant beamforming mic array with uniform gain response across all frequency bands. With FiBeam technology, conference participants will experience full fidelity audio across all beams and within […]

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Marshall Electronics Introduces CV503-U3 Camera for Professional Broadcast Production

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Marshall Electronics just introduced its CV503-U3 camera model designed around its CV503 camera, which is commonly used in professional broadcast production. The CV503-U3 is a dedicated USB3.0 HD POV camera to meet the demand for USB-based workflows for both work-from-home as well as a range of remote livestreaming applications. It offers plug-and-play connectivity using capture […]

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Creativity and ‘Disruptivity’ During COVID-19 — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

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Hello everyone — I am your host for today’s recap of the DPAA Video Everywhere Summit. If you joined us last time, you’ll see that the event, was, in fact, virtual this year. And it was hosted on rAVe’s own LAVNCH platform! Exciting! If you’re not familiar, DPAA is the global trade marketing association that […]

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Barco Releases Trading Update for Q3 2020

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Today Barco (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB) announced the results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2020. Financial highlights 3Q20 Orders, versus 3Q19, declined to 157.6 million euro from 275.6 million euro Orders, versus 2Q20, increased 8.7% Order book as of 30 September 2020 stood at 299.1 million euro, 5.7% below end […]

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Panasonic Releases New White Paper, Says Projectors Perform Over LED Displays at European Events

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LED displays for live event backdrops are being replaced by the latest generation of three-chip DLP laser projectors because of their creative, commercial and operational benefits, according to the latest white paper from Panasonic. The paper draws on the experiences of rental and staging companies in Europe, including The AED Group in Belgium and STS […]

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BenQ Now Shipping RP02 Series Interactive Flat Panels

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BenQ is now shipping its new RP02 Series interactive flat panels (IFPs), designed for in-person and remote collaborative meetings. The cloud-enabled RP02 Series IFPs feature cloud whiteboarding for Windows and Android, a new user interface and annotation tools, mobile interactivity, duo screen and signage messaging capabilities. The 4K UHD IFP series is available in three […]

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Matrox Monarch HD Graduates at the Top of its Class at the University of North Florida

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The University of North Florida leverages the versatile, easy-to-use Monarch HD encoder to record distance learning lectures and stream commencement ceremonies Few events in a university student’s experience are more highly-anticipated than their graduation ceremony. For graduates, there’s nothing quite like receiving a diploma and getting to toss your mortarboard in the air to celebrate […]

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Meridian Audio Introduces New In-Wall Digital Active Loudspeaker

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Meridian Audio just intro’d the DSP730, an in-wall digital active loudspeaker that provides both power and fidelity. Designed to deliver audio in small and medium-sized rooms, the new loudspeaker joins the DSP750 in the Reference range of Meridian Audio’s Architectural product series. Designed for installation in cinema rooms or for distributed audio applications, Meridian claims […]

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National CineMedia’s New NCM/DOOH Group Joins DPAA

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DPAA announced at its annual Video Everywhere Summit that National CineMedia (NCM)’s new NCM/DOOH group has joined the association. Colorado-based National CineMedia (NCM) is the largest cinema advertising network in the U.S., with 20,900 movie screens in more than 1,700 theaters across 190 designated market areas (DMAs), including each of the top 50. NCM Digital […]

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MXL Microphones Releases REVELATION MINI FET Mic

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MXL Microphones released the REVELATION MINI FET. Based on the REVELATION and REVELATION II tube microphones, MXL set out to create a microphone with the “warmth” of a tube mic but using the FET circuit with a smaller footprint. MXL’s REVELATION MINI FET utilizes a 32-millimeter center terminating, gold-sputtered capsule combined with a low noise […]

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Videotel Digital Adds Infrared Buttons to Its Touchless Interactive Products

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Videotel Digital has now added Infrared “Touchless” Buttons to its full array of touchless interactive products. Because today’s consumers are now reluctant to interact with public-facing surfaces, Videotel Digital offers a choice of touchless alternatives that allow customers to continue to interact with no fear of contamination. Videotel’s MOVE, SENSE, WAVE, TAP and QR give […]

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CEDIA Honors Michael Heiss with Lifetime Achievement Award

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CEDIA has announced that Michael Heiss has been chosen as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Heiss was honored as part of the 2020 CEDIA Awards Program, which was hosted virtually across three regions on Thursday, October 8th. The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership […]

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McIntosh Adds Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

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McIntosh just introduced the MA12000 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier. The MA12000 offers 350 watts per channel, and it combines the benefits of a vacuum tube preamplifier with a solid-state amplifier. The MA12000 is a hybrid design with the preamplifier section powered by (four) 12AX7A vacuum tubes (two tubes per audio channel), while the 350-watt power amplifier […]

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SignageOS Now Supports W3C Open Standard SMIL

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SignageOS expands the unification technology platform to support the W3C open standard, SMIL, for content distribution to any digital signage System-on-a-Chip display or media player. signageOS partners can now utilize signageOS and SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) as an accelerated, cost-effective route to application development, content deployment, and remote management for any digital signage hardware. […]

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Announces Release Dates for Fall 2020 Products

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Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS) announced release dates for its fall 2020 product lines. Here’s a sneak peek at four of the new products coming to market in Q4. Models from each of these lines are Crestron Connected Version 2 certified, enabling an increase in capabilities of an already robust product offering: X-line: The […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Adds Barco to Strategic Partner Program

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Yamaha Unified Communications (UC) has added Barco to its Strategic Partner Program. As a strategic partner, customers can be assured that Yamaha’s YVC-200 Portable USB & Bluetooth Speakerphone, YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth Speakerphone and YVC-1000 Mic and Speaker System are tested and certified to combine effortlessly with Barco ClickShare Wireless Conference for a seamless Bring […]

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Planar Introduces New Lifetime Limited Warranty Program

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Planar introduced the Planar EverCare Lifetime Limited Warranty, a program designed to provide confidence in its LED video wall purchase while reducing their lifetime cost-of-ownership. Included with Planar TVF Series and Planar TVF Complete LED video walls deployed in North America, Planar EverCare is unique in terms of its comprehensiveness and duration of coverage. Planar […]

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Naim Audio Adds Extra Functionality to Control4 Media Driver

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Naim Audio has added extra functionality to its Control4 Media Driver, giving CI professionals more ways to integrate Naim’s range of music-streaming speakers and systems. The new features sit alongside Zone driver functionality, which allows installers to control connected Naim products from Control4’s range of touch screens, remote controls and apps, so music streaming can […]

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