Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

Primeview Indroduces Line of Indoor Preassembled LEDs With Digital-Canvas-Style Display

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Primeview’s new line of indoor preassembled LEDs includes a 32×9 aspect ratio digital-canvas-style display that’s 3840×1080 pixel resolution and bezel-free. Available in 1.2-millimeter, 1.5-mm, 1.9-mm or 2.5-mm LED pixel pitch, it’s designed for meeting rooms, boardrooms, digital signage, gaming and control rooms. It’s also based on Primeview’s Fusion indoor LED line. These 32:9 aspect ratio […]

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Spinitar to Host Virtual Day of Giving in Support of Cancer Research at City of Hope

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Spinitar has just announced “A Virtual Day of Giving” to help support cancer research at the City of Hope. As a private, not-for-profit research center — City of Hope uses science combined with compassionate care to support the fight against cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The annual in-person golf tournament helps AV industry professionals give […]

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Riedel Communications Releases DisTag Distance Monitoring Device

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Riedel Communications’ all-new DisTag distance monitoring device is playing an essential role in the company’s gradual resumption of on-site operations. As employees of the Managed Technology Division return to work at Riedel’s headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany, each is equipped with a DisTag — an instrument worn around the neck or carried in a pocket. DisTag […]

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DoorBird Releases Contactless IP Video Door Station

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The new contactless DoorBird IP video door station adds contactless ringing developed by Berlin-based manufacturer Bird Home Automation. DoorBird’s new D2101WV model enables contactless ringing, protecting health and increasing safety. Visitors, customers and patients can no longer come into contact with viruses and bacteria by touching the doorbell. The new model was made for use […]

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Extron Releases New Quantum Ultra Connect Video Wall Processors

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Extron just announced the Extron Quantum Ultra Connect 84 and Quantum Ultra Connect 128 video wall processors — offering eight or twelve HDMI inputs for systems with up to four or eight displays. Vector 4K scaling and HyperLane high-speed video bus technologies produce accurate output and deliver real-time performance. A few of their features include […]

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BenQ Launches New Series of Pantone-Approved Displays

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BenQ has launched what the company calls the “world’s first Pantone Validated family of professional digital signage displays for 24/7 hospitality, retail, and corporate applications.” The new SL02K Series displays are approved by Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color tools for designers, to demonstrate the superior fidelity in reproducing the […]

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Almo Professional A/V Adds BrightSign Options to Its Digital Signage Services

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Almo Professional A/V announced it has added BrightSign Training, Programming and Onboarding to Almo Digital Signage Services. By including these services, integrators can expand their range of expertise for AV projects, streamline services through one provider and enjoy the benefits of offering services such as new projects and recurring revenue. Coordinated through Almo’s regionally focused […]

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Sneak Peek: 5 Things to Look Forward to on SYNNEX’s Next LAVNCH Day

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SYNNEX’s next COLLABSolv LAVNCH Day, SYNNEX COLLABSolv Home-to-Office Technology Day, will take place on Thursday, August 20. We got a preview of the day over here at rAVe. Here are the five things I’m looking forward to for it: 1. Making sense of hybrid working. “Hybrid working” has become a big industry buzzword, and I […]

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In Most Recent Patent Battle, ClearOne and Shure Claim Partial Victories

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The ClearOne and Shure legal battle continues with a new decision filed Friday. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued a decision regarding Shure’s U.S. Patent No. 9,565,493 (the “’ 493 Patent”). However, this most recent legal battle confirms that both ClearOne and Shure claimed […]

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New 22Miles White Paper Addresses Wayfinding and Digital Signage Use Cases Post-Pandemic

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22Miles, a 3D wayfinding and digital signage technology company, announced the availability of its new white paper on wayfinding solutions and workplace design. The white paper, dubbed “Wayfinding Solutions & New Workplace Design,” explores the future of the workplace and building management post-pandemic. It also looks at how managers can leverage digital signage and wayfinding […]

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Extron Releases XTP System Configuration Software for Its XTP Systems

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Extron has announced availability of the XTP System Configuration Software for XTP Systems. This comprehensive update includes XTP WindoWall, an enhancement that brings video wall capabilities to XTP. The configuration software works with XTP scaling receivers to enable a mix of full screen and image magnification across multiple displays. WindoWall supports multiple canvases and features […]

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AVIXA July Pro AV Business Index Shows Increase in Sales for June

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AVIXA just published its July Pro AV Business Index, calculated from an aggregate of its AV Sales Index (AVI-S) and AV Employment Index (AVI-E), and it shows that there was an increase of 3.4 points from June — the first such monthly increase since February 2020, in fact. This month, the AV sales index (AVI-S) […]

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ClearOne Expands Number of Participants Visible During COLLABORATE Space Meeting

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ClearOne Communications Inc. has expanded the number of participants visible during a COLLABORATE Space meeting to 49. The 7×7 gallery view enables engagement between the host and participants in large meetings. Other new features include: Users can now easily reach out to colleagues, business partners or customers outside of their enterprise group who are also using […]

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Crestron Adds Tabletop Meeting and Collaboration System to Its UCC Lineup

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Crestron announced the Crestron Flex MM Tuesday. It’s a tabletop meeting and collaboration system. With native Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms software, Crestron Flex MM is for newly converted or dedicated small workspaces both in the corporate and home offices. Crestron Flex MM brings a tabletop videoconferencing to small spaces with one-touch connectivity and a […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases USB 3.0 Adapter for Livestreaming and Videoconferencing

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Marshall Electronics just upgraded its 3GSDI/HDMI to USB 3.0 converter product category. The VAC-23SHU3 USB 3.0 adapter enables any HDMI or 3G/HD-SDI video and audio source to be ingested into a computer for livestreaming, videoconferencing, collaboration, video production and recording. These converters are simple to use and offer a plug-and-play setup that integrates professional video […]

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Home Technology Company Uses Jetbuilt to Help Manage Its Growth Throughout COVID-19

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Brian Hudkins founded Gramophone in 1976, initially as a small stereo store. With a passion for music and the stereo business, Hudkins evolved his vision into two nationally recognized showrooms. Today, Gramophone — under the leadership of Andrew Davis — has grown to nearly 100 employees and four locations, including the Kitchen Design Center of […]

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Draper Designs Clarity Shield — See-Through Social Distancing Barriers

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Instead of using an ad-hoc piece of see-through plexiglass for schools and coworking desk spaces — during the COVID-19 pandemic, Draper has designed something called the Clarity Shield, a series of see-through social distancing barriers. Although initially developed with schools in mind, it can be used in any public place where people gather, including huddle […]

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SnapAV Releases Episode Impression Series Satellite Speaker and Bandpass Subwoofer

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SnapAV today introduced the Episode Impression Series satellite speaker and bandpass subwoofer. The Impression series offers 4” satellite speakers and a 6.5” bandpass subwoofer with a low distortion, wide dispersion and flat-frequency response. Available in 2.1, 4.1, custom-sized kits, and individual SKUs, the Impression Series offers numerous configurations. The 4.1 kit comprises four Impression satellite […]

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CEDIA Reaches ANSI Accreditation as an Accredited Standards Developer

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CEDIA announced an achievement in its global strategy implementation in the area of elevating industry professionalism. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved CEDIA as an Accredited Standards Developer (ASD). “Quite simply, this milestone puts us in a higher, more globally recognized echelon when it comes to developing industry standards,” said CEDIA Senior Director […]

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MSE Audio Announces PhaseTech Premier Collection Available in New Color

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MSE Audio announced the PhaseTech Premier Collection subwoofers, bookshelf and tower speakers are now available in a smooth white satin finish. The PC9.5 Tower Speaker is part of the premier collection with PhaseTech’s design profile. It sports three patented 6.5” tri-laminate Kevlar/RPF/Glass Fiber flat-piston woofers, a 1.5” soft dome midrange, and a 1” soft dome […]

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Extron Introduces New Two-Way Ceiling Speaker for Restricted Height Plenum Environments

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Extron just introduced the SoundField XD model SF 26CT LP, a low profile 6.5” two-way ceiling speaker featuring a 4.2” (107-millimeter) deep composite back can for use in restricted height plenum environments. The driver complement includes a 6.5” (165-mm) woofer coupled to a 3/4” (19 mm) ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeter. The SF 26CT LP offers both […]

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AV Buddy Application Now Re-Built for iPhone

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AV Buddy, an AV application for iOS and Android that features pin-outs, calculators, tools and AV education, has just been re-built for iPhone. It now includes a new design, adds augmented reality, elevations, jobs, an AV glossary, frequency generator, interactive 3D connectors, a cable guide, and ADM/BDM calculators. New tools aiming to help AV sales, […]

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Vivitek Announces Free One-Year NovoDS Cloud Subscription With Select Solutions

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Vivitek has announced that some of its NovoConnect and all of its NovoDisplay solutions are now available with a free, one-year NovoDS Cloud subscription. This initiative is valid until Dec. 31, 2020. In addition to being used to display content wirelessly from users’ devices, the selected NovoConnect and NovoDisplay devices transform into digital signage functionality. […]

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Renkus-Heinz Announces Newest Iconyx Compact Digital Amplifier

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Renkus-Heinz announced the latest product in its new Iconyx Compact Series: the Iconyx Compact 24/3-RN for “medium-sized” installations. Aimed at offering more opportunities for integrators in the house of worship, corporate, transportation, education and government markets, the Iconyx Compact Series has a narrow profile that the company says blends into nearly any environment, while maintaining […]

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Chowmain Details New Control4 Driver and Panel for EMEA

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Chowmain just released a bidirectional IP driver for Lightwave RF for Control4 OS 3. Lightwave manufactures a range of smart lighting, power and heating solutions. The new driver allows the Lightwave home automation system to expand Control4’s smart home offering in the U.K. and EU regions using existing wiring. The integration brings some new solutions […]

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Crestron Now Offering Cameo Universal Wireless Dimmers

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The new Crestron Cameo Universal Wireless Dimmers are entry-level lighting control options that offer residential systems integrators the flexibility to design lighting projects before the load types have been defined. Cameo dimmers auto-select the ideal dimming voltage for LED, incandescent and magnetic or electronic low-voltage connections. (According to Crestron, this is so integrators no longer […]

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Hybrid Working and the Next Normal: My Thoughts on Poly’s New Study

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I received an email last week telling me about Poly’s (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) latest virtual event, introducing its study on the market. The report, dubbed “Hybrid Working: Creating the ‘Next Normal’ in Work Practices, Spaces and Culture,” was made to “highlight the shift in focus from place of work to purpose of work as […]

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Extron Announces Interactive Wayfinding Interface for Real-Time Meeting Space Availability

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Extron announced the availability of the TLSI 201, an interactive wayfinding interface that provides real-time meeting space availability, status and location information using a centralized display. Designed to connect directly with Extron Room Scheduling panels, the interactive wayfinding interface enables users to locate and book meeting spaces easily and make ad hoc meeting reservations. Configure […]

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Origin Acoustics Is Shipping Its New Line of Performance Subwoofers

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Origin Acoustics is now fully stocked and shipping its new line of Performance Subwoofers. The new Performance Subwoofer series delivers more volume, lower frequencies, a better aesthetic and it all sits in a smaller cabinet — according to Origin. The line features three floor-standing models with a $500 8-inch, $700 10-inch and $900 12-inch driver […]

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Extron Now Shipping HAE 100 4K Plus Audio De-embedder

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Extron has started shipping its HAE 100 4K Plus audio de-embedder. The HAE 100 4K Plus extracts audio from a 4K HDMI source and provides outputs for stereo and dual-mono analog audio signals and digital audio multichannel or two-channel formats. It is HDCP compliant to ensure display of content-protected media and supports data rates up […]

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PSNI Global Alliance Adds Newest North American Member: IVCi

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PSNI Global Alliance just added IVCi as its latest member in North America. Established in New York state for over 25 years, IVCi brings years of experience in collaborative AV. “PSNI Global Alliance holds the highest standards in the industry and are a leading name in trusted expertise,” said Tim Hennen, chief technology officer for […]

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