Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

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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Spectrum Industries Announces Adjustable Height Slim Lectern

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Spectrum Industries has announced the release of its newest lectern, the new Adjustable Height, Slim Lectern. The Adjustable Height Slim Lectern features 10 inches of electrical height adjustment to the top surface and can be specified with an optional 6RU removable rack to support AV environments. The removable rack, along with a removable audience panel, […]

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New L-Acoustics M1 Suite Pairs System Measurement and Control Software for One Solution

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L-Acoustics just introduced the M1 suite of measurement and monitoring tools for data acquisition and live monitoring. The M1 suite pairs system measurement and control software to work natively as one solution for calibration. Tuning of a venue requires both data capture and analysis and calibration processes typically involve estimating optimum EQ and alignment settings, […]

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AV LinkPro Adds Automated Attendant to Video Intercom Systems

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AV LinkPro just launched the V-Sense, a new touch-less intercom add-on, basically adding an automated attendant to video intercom systems. This contactless and hygienic solution combines facial recognition technology and a voice-activated system and works with door intercom products from DoorBird, Aiphone, 2N, Holovision, Siedle, Came BPT and others by providing the added feature of […]

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LG Business Solutions Releases BIM Drawings

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LG Business Solutions USA has launched a library of Building Information Modeling (BIM) online resources to help architects, systems designers and AV contractors spec LG gear into building projects. The library was developed through a new partnership with BIMsmith, a product research platform for building professionals. According to Dan Smith, LG’s vice president of business […]

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Zappiti Adds Home Automation to 4K Media Players

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Zappiti has added software drivers for home automation systems from Crestron, Savant, ProControl, RTI, Logitech/Harmony and most recently, Control4. Once the IP and IR codes of a chosen driver have been downloaded into the home automation processor, the Zappiti media player is able to function as part of a complete smart home ecosystem, enabling end-users […]

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Absen Debuts 0.9-mm MiniLED and New 2.5-mm and 3.9-mm LEDs

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Absen America just launched two new LED display products to the North American market: HC0.9, a MiniLED product incorporating 4-in-1 IMD and common cathode technology, and K Plus series, a cost-effective commercial display product. HC0.9 is Absen’s new 0.9-millimeter MiniLED display designed for the high-end control room market and other mission-critical environments that require ultra-high definition […]

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Williams AV Announces Caption Assist for Real-time Open Captioning and Audio Archiving

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Williams AV announced something called Caption Assist, an AI-based, real-time open captioning and audio archiving system. Powered by Google’s artificial intelligence platform, Caption Assist can transcribe up to 27 languages and 70+ dialects with up to 94% accuracy. Caption Assist employs a simple iOS and Android app for easy system setup and control. Billing is […]

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Enplug Adds a Way Signage Integrators Can Gain Recurring Revenue by Adding Artwork-as-a-Service Via Enplug Art

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Enplug announced Enplug Art Thursday — a collaboration with contemporary artists and museums to bring more than 1,000 works of modern and classic art to Internet-connected displays and TVs. Today’s contemporary art movement is evolving quickly as artists embrace new content distribution models. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed further pressure on the contemporary art community, […]

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Black Box and IDK Corporation Join SDVoE Alliance Founders Christie, NETGEAR, Semtech and ZeeVee as Steering Members

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced Black Box and IDK Corporation have joined founders Christie, NETGEAR, Semtech and ZeeVee as steering members. The six companies have seats on the board of directors along with Grandbeing, a contributing member, and Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. Heading toward its fourth year, ProAV’s fastest-growing industry alliance boasts […]

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Extron’s Customizable NBP 50 Network Button Panel Now Available

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Extron has announced the availability of the NBP 50 Network Button Panel. The NBP 50 is a fully customizable AV system control interface for Extron Pro Series control systems and HC 400 Series products. Network Button Panels connect to a control processor using standard Ethernet. These control panels work in conjunction with a control processor […]

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Poly Sells 17 Million+ Microsoft Teams Headsets and Stocks 20 MS Teams-Certified Models

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Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) announced Thursday that it now has the largest portfolio of Microsoft-Teams-certified headsets available, with more than twenty headsets and personal speakerphones certified for Teams. Poly has sold nearly 17 million Microsoft-compatible devices over the last three years. The MS Teams portfolio of certified devices includes the Voyager 4200 Office Series […]

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Pliant Technologies Details V1.8 Firmware Update for Its CrewCom Intercom

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Pliant Technologies announced the release of its version 1.8 firmware update for all CrewCom wireless intercom systems and devices. This new V1.8 firmware offers several significant improvements, including refined communications for network devices, and provides an overall enhanced user experience for Pliant’s CrewCom customers. The 1.8 firmware update includes a new group management feature in […]

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L-Acoustics Creations Is Here to Bring Commercial AV Products to Residential Environments

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L-Acoustics Creations is a new division of the company — aimed at bringing commercial AV products to the residential, cultural and marine AV environments. Five L-Acoustics Creations packages are available for preorder on the division’s newly launched site: Fiji 2.1 — X4i-based package for home office or salon Hawaii 2.1 — X8-based package for super-prime […]

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Roland Debuts its New 4K Video Scaler for Live Events, Fixed Application and Streaming

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Roland announced the debut of the VC-100UHD 4K Video Scaler, a next-generation AV signal management solution for live events, fixed installations and streaming applications. Integrated with Roland’s Ultra Scaler processing technology, the VC-100UHD allows users to input 4K and 1080p video sources and distribute them to multiple destinations at one time, including 4K LED walls, […]

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Visix Touch10 Meeting Rooms Can Now Support Voice User Interface

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Visix Touch10 meeting room signs now support a voice user interface that gives instant access to schedules, floor maps, directions and other content by simply speaking to the room sign. This is the latest solution from Visix to offer hands-free interactivity. Touch10 room signs are powered by the company’s AxisTV Signage Suite content management system, […]

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22Miles Releases Wave of “Protection-as-a-Service” Solutions

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22Miles announced the release Tuesday of the company’s full suite of “Protection-as-a-Service” (PaaS) solutions. PaaS was developed to be a series of integrated technology features and capabilities as part of a customizable software platform created to address viral pandemics and the evolving safety measures of social distancing. It also features a growing number of options […]

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Ross Video Launches Kiva Live Presentation Server

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Ross Video announced the launch of the Kiva Live Presentation Server Tuesday. Kiva is a new media server platform that complements the existing Tria production server and Mira replay server solutions from Ross. The Kiva user interface presents various digital media into venue video boards, such as real-time video clips, “fill+matte” stills and animations, surround-sound […]

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Symetrix Has a New Dante-enabled Bluetooth Endpoint

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Symetrix announced the xIO Bluetooth, a Dante-enabled Bluetooth endpoint available in a single gang form factor. Using a Bluetooth 5.0 chipset allows the xIO Bluetooth to offer extended range and audio Bluetooth connectivity via the network. Available in both U.S. and EU form factors, the xIO Bluetooth is compatible with standard single gang U.S. wall […]

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Extron’s Quantum Ultra Gesture-based Application for Video Walls Now Available

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Extron has announced the immediate availability of its Express Mobile Software — Quantum Ultra. Quantum Ultra is an application that gives intuitive user control of a Quantum Ultra or Quantum Ultra Connect video-wall system from devices running on iOS or Android platforms. It combines the freedom of wireless control with an easy-to-use application. The software […]

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Biamp’s New Conference Room Audio Bundles Are Certified for Microsoft Teams

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Biamp announced Friday that four new conference room audio bundles have been certified for Microsoft Teams. Each bundle includes Parlé Beamtracking microphones for the tabletop or ceiling and all the other audio gear needed to build a Teams Room. With each bundle, installers get automated system deployment and configuration and minimal cable requirements with no […]

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Exertis Global Operations to Provide Supply Chain Solutions for Clear Touch

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Exertis Global Operations, a company in the materials supply chain design and operation realm, announced a strategic partnership with Clear Touch, a provider of multitouch, interactive flat panels and software for education and business. Exertis Global Operations will provide an innovative supply chain solution for Clear Touch’s growing worldwide business. It will manage the vendor’s […]

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Meet the AVIXA Foundation Scholarship Recipients on This Video Interview With Gary Kayye

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The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (aka: AVIXA — aka: the InfoComm people), is pleased to announce the recipients of its three 2020 scholarships. Esmeralda Monroig, a recent graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute, has been awarded the Mosaic Scholarship. Iris Douka, a student at New York City College […]

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Legrand | AV Announces Apple AirPlay 2 Support for Nuvo Player Portfolio Systems

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Legrand | AV announced that Apple AirPlay 2 support has arrived for Nuvo Player Portfolio systems worldwide. Available with select Player Portfolio models running software version 2020.2, AirPlay 2 integration allows users to stream content seamlessly from iOS devices to one or more Nuvo players at once, allowing them to enjoy their music throughout the […]

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ClearOne Promotes Ashanti Long to Associate VP for Strategic Partners

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ClearOne has promoted Ashanti Long to associate vice president, strategic partners. According to ClearOne, this promotion will enable Long to further develop business opportunities with the aforementioned partners. “Ashanti has proven himself as a trusted consultative resource for strategic relationships,” said Zee Hakimoglu, ClearOne president and CEO. “As ClearOne advances its growth plan, offering enhanced […]

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Extron’s Virtual Remote Control Panel Gives Presenters Movement Flexibility

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Extron just introduced the vRCP, a new Virtual Remote Control Panel, which enables remote control of any Extron SMP Streaming Media Processor using the browser on any mobile device. With the vRCP FlexOS App, users can remotely control SMP Series products without the need for a physical RCP 101 remote control panel. It can also […]

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Atomos and Z CAM Now Enable Apple ProRes RAW over HDMI Recording for Select Products

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Atomos and Z CAM announced Wednesday the companies would enable 12-bit 5.8K Apple ProRes RAW over HDMI recording. This will be enabled in the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder in combination with the Flagship series Z CAM E2-F6, E2-F8 and E2-S6 large sensor cinema cameras, as well as 4K ProRes RAW recording from the Micro 4/3 […]

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Waves Audio Adds MOTU Support for Its SoundGrid BR1

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Waves Audio announced the addition of MOTU support to its Waves SoundGrid BR1, a device bridging AVB and Waves SoundGrid networks. This now enables Waves real-time plug-in processing on any MOTU-based AVB network with MOTU’s AVB-enabled audio interfaces. The Waves SoundGrid BR1 is an AVB-to-SoundGrid bridge that adds real-time audio processing capabilities to AVB networks […]

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QSC Has Two New Plug-ins for Q-SYS Asset Manager

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QSC announces two new Q-SYS Control plug-ins now available in Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager. The Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone plug-in and the UCI QR Code plug-in allow for drag-and-drop integration into the Q-SYS Ecosystem, saving programming time and resources for AV integrators, programmers and consultants. New to Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager, the Sennheiser plug-in […]

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Vivitek Adds Two Native 1080p Projectors to its Ultra Short Throw Line

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Vivitek has added two native 1080p projectors to its Ultra Short Throw (UST) range. Both models — the DH772UST and DH773USTi — are ideal for the budget-conscious education sector. For interactive collaboration and in-class learning, the DH773USTi comes with built-in interactivity support for multi-users thanks to two pens or an optional Finger Touch Unit with […]

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