Steph Beckett

Steph Beckett

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

Somfy Shades, Blinds and Curtains Now Controllable by URC Products

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URC and Somfy announced they’ve collaborated in a new smart home partnership — creating integrations between Total Control and TaHoma, a gateway hub with embedded Radio Technology Somfy (RTS) and Zigbee 3.0 radio connectivity. This collaboration will allow control of Somfy powered shades, blinds and curtains via URC’s control products. The two-way module supports Somfy […]

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Extron Now Shipping Two-Input Twisted Pair Transmitter

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Extron is shipping its DTP2 T 212, a two-input twisted pair transmitter for sending HDMI, audio and control to a DTP-enabled product. It provides two HDMI inputs, one DTP2 output, and one HDMI output to support a local monitor. The HDCP 2.3-compliant transmitter accommodates data rates up to 18 Gbps and supports video resolutions up […]

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Atlona Adds New HDBaseT Transmitter to Omega Series

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Atlona just intro’d a new HDBaseT transmitter in its Omega Series of switching, extension and video processing solutions. A wall plate extender for USB-C AV and data, the AT-OME-EX-TX-WPC transmitter enables remote USB-C and USB 2.0 connectivity for soft codec conferencing and applications with interactive displays. The OME-EX-TX-WPC transports video, embedded audio, RS-232 control signals […]

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L-Acoustics Adds to K Series With Small Full-Range Enclosure

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L-Acoustics added to its K Series with the introduction of K3, the manufacturer’s smallest full-range enclosure, designed to deliver big sound for midsize events with audiences ranging from 1,000 to 10,000. K3 provides full-range bandwidth, without the need for a flown companion subwoofer. Its highly efficient design reduces amplification needs. Providing the full-range L-Acoustics contour […]

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Get Ready for SYNNEX COLLABSolv Hybrid Connections Day With Dr. Tracy Brower and Me!

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Hey, everybody! Long time, no talk (unless you read the rAVe [PUBS] newsletters — then you hear from me a lot). I am coming to you with the latest news on our LAVNCH event coming to you live on Oct. 8! If you have been spending a lot of time thinking about how to move […]

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New Crestron ONE App Allows Control Experience From Any Personal Device

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Crestron announced the launch of the Crestron ONE app with mobile room control, enabling a control experience from any personal device. Crestron ONE empowers employee wayfinding, room automation and content sharing from a user’s personal device, facilitating touchless room management. With Crestron ONE, employees and guests at any workplace can control room technology safely, securely […]

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Access Networks Now Offers Stand-Alone Enterprise-Grade Sophos XG Firewall Solutions

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Access Networks now offers a variety of stand-alone enterprise-grade Sophos XG Firewall solutions. Originally included as a component of Access Networks’ Core systems, the routers comprising the new portfolio are available unbundled for integration with any home networking system. The Sophos router/firewall lineup includes five different models with varying levels of protection. Suggested retail prices […]

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Extron Launches New Interface to Convert USB-C Signals to HDMI

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Extron just launched the USB‑C HD 101 interface that converts USB‑C signals to HDMI, providing an easy way to integrate USB‑C sources into an existing AV system. The interface provides up to 60 watts of power to charge a connected USB‑C source device and it supports USB‑C Alt Mode video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz for […]

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Waves Audio Now Shipping HY Slot Card for Yamaha RIVAGE PM Series Consoles

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Waves Audio is now shipping the WSG-HY128 Card for Yamaha RIVAGE PM Series Consoles. The Waves WSG-HY128 is a card for HY slots that makes it possible to run Waves plug-ins on Yamaha RIVAGE PM series consoles at ultra-low latency, using Waves SoundGrid technology. Together with a SoundGrid DSP server, a Mac or PC, and […]

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As Every Country Struggles With How to Restart Musical Venues, Newcastle UK Thinks It Has a Solution

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The U.K.’s first dedicated socially-distanced music venue since the COVID-19 pandemic began recently opened its gates in Newcastle, presenting an eclectic programm of top line acts, and equipped with a premium festival kit list provided by AV company, Kingdom Services, centred around DiGiCo SD10 mixing consoles managing FOH and monitor sound. Located in the city’s […]

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Renkus-Heinz Brings Modern Sound to Historic Theatre’s Live Performances

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Foothill Ranch, California, September 30, 2020 — The Cyprian Norwid Theatre in Jelenia Góra, Poland was built in 1904 to serve as an artistic hub for a city with a burgeoning performing arts scene. The building was designed in an Art Nouveau style, and over the years has hosted thousands of events including plays, concerts, […]

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Samsung Launches “The Premiere” 4K Ultra-Short-Throw Laser Projector

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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced its all new 4K Ultra Short Throw laser projector, The Premiere, at its virtual press conference event “Life Unstoppable” on Sept. 2. The new 4K laser projector provides a big picture cinematic experience in the comfort of one’s home. The Premiere is the new anchor product in the Lifestyle product […]

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Sagitter Releases New Junior Line of Projectors

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Sagitter has released its Junior line of projectors — at the forefront of modern technology standards and use-wise caters for the requirements of the worlds of entertainment, accent lighting and museum lighting in one neat package. Junior Profile is a miniaturized profile projector. In its compact package it has all the features required by the […]

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Coronavirus-Related Regulations: Cologne Zoo Relies on the Admission Control System ViCo from Dimedis

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The software company dimedis has implemented a new digital admission control system for Cologne Zoo in order to fulfill the coronavirus-related regulations. ViCo (Visitor Control), which was developed in Cologne, controls access to the zoo and counts the number of visitor to the Hippodom, the Rainforest House and the Jungle House as well as at […]

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Extron’s New High-Performance 4K@60Hz Audio Embedder Now Available

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Extron has announced availability of the HAI 100 4K Plus, a high performance 4K@60Hz audio embedder. The HAI 100 4K Plus embeds either two-channel analog audio, or S/PDIF digital audio in two-channel or multichannel formats onto the HDMI output signal. It includes an HDMI input, analog stereo audio and S/PDIF audio inputs that support two-channel […]

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AED Group Chooses Roland Multi-Format AV Mixer, Converter for Immersive AV Environment

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Extended Reality at AED Studios AED Group chose the Roland VR-50HD MKII Multi-format AV Mixer and VC-1DL Converter to play an integral part in their new, dedicated immersive AV environment. Starting in September, AED Studios in Lint will offer TV, film and event producers the opportunity to use a high-tech XR studio. Extended reality (XR) […]

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Luxul Adds Two New Compact 4-Port, 8-Port Gigabit PoE+ Switches

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Luxul introduced two new compact four-port and eight-port Gigabit PoE+ switches Tuesday. Designed to fit behind displays or inside media cabinets, the SW-100-04P and SW-100-08P are designed to help integrators to expand networks with PoE-enabled devices. In addition to a dedicated uplink port for connection to a router or upstream switch, the SW-100-04P features four […]

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Roland Announces New Wireless MIDI Adaptor and Dongle

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Roland announced the WM-1 Wireless MIDI Adaptor and WM-1D Wireless MIDI Dongle, two new products that bring wireless MIDI’s convenience to modern music creators. Easy to set up and use, the WM-1 and WM-1D provide wireless MIDI communication between multiple devices, including keyboards, drum machines and other MIDI hardware, Mac and Windows computers, and iOS […]

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Boxlight Corporation Acquires Sahara Presentation Systems

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Boxlight Corporation, a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, today announced it has acquired Sahara Presentation Systems PLC. The total purchase price was GBP 74,000,000 (approximately USD 94,900,000) in the form of GBP 52,000,000 (approximately USD 66,700,000) cash and GBP 22,000,000 (approximately USD 28,200,000) preferred stock. Headquartered in the United […]

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Extron’s New NetPA U 2002 SB Amplifier Is ENERGY STAR Qualified

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The new Extron NetPA U 2002 SB is an amplifier with bridgeable outputs that can deliver two 200 watt channels into low impedance systems or one 400 watt channel into low or high impedance systems. It is an ENERGY STAR qualified, Dante-enabled audio power amplifier in a half rack, convection cooled, plenum rated enclosure that […]

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Vivitek Updates NovoDS Digital Signage Solution

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Vivitek’s NovoDS Digital Signage solution just got a major update that focused on public safety with crowd control — using a People Counting widget. Available for free, the upgrade add flexibility and value to all organizations’ digital signage needs. With staff now returning back to the workplace, customers coming back to stores and education institutions […]

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Bose Professional Announces Pro-Level Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC

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Bose Professional has announced its new pro-level Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC are now shipping in the U.S. and Latin America, and will also be available in Asia and Europe in September and October respectively. Certified for Microsoft Teams and compatible with both Zoom and Google Meet, the NCH 700 UC equip users for better […]

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Extron Introduces SSP 200 Surround Sound Processor

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Extron introduced the the SSP 200 high-performance Surround Sound Processor designed for pro AV applications in corporate and commercial environments. The new processor automatically decodes Dolby and DTS formats from HDMI sources to discreet audio outputs. Providing up to ten built-in outputs, plus additional outputs via an EXP port, the SSP 200 provides the flexibility […]

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QSC Announces New Portfolio of Teams-Certified Meeting Room Accessories

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QSC announced a portfolio of meeting room accessories certified for Microsoft Teams. QSC says it worked with Microsoft-Teams-certified partners Sennheiser and Logitech to provide complete room solutions aimed at divisible spaces, training rooms and executive boardrooms. QSC’s newly certified Teams Rooms accessory portfolio centers on the Q-SYS Ecosystem and the Q-SYS 110f Core processor, which […]

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AVer Information Joins SRT Alliance

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AVer Information announced the company has joined the SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming. Video streaming is expected to account for 82% of all internet traffic in 2020. As part of AVer’s overall strategy to deliver the best video experiences to its customers, the company will continually […]

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Diversified Focus: VitalSign Ships for Reopening After COVID

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Diversified is shipping its new public safety signage solution, Focus: VitalSign. The solution provides an initial layer of screening protection by detecting anyone with an elevated temperature from three feet away and within one second. Powered by Aurora, VitalSign is an extension of Focus, Diversified’s exclusive digital signage as a service (DSaaS) offering. Available as […]

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Glory Star Expands TAURI Series With New 7-Inch Design

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Glory Star has expanded its TAURI Temperature Check Tablet series with the new 7-inch TAURI 7; designed for instant, contactless temperature scanning in restaurants and retail, outdoor venues and high-security applications. In addition to providing customizable temperature messaging, TAURI 7 features dual cameras, IP65-rated waterproof and anti-glare touch-capacitive glass, and TCP/IP relay. Glory Star’s TAURI […]

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Savant Establishes Exclusive Partnership With Devialet

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Savant has established an exclusive partnership with Devialet, an acoustic engineering company, to distribute the Phantom Reactor Custom active loudspeaker to the CI channel. The Phantom Reactor Custom includes a series of innovations including Devialet’s ADH amplification and SAM technology, working together to generate output levels (97 dB) from a compact loudspeaker. The amplifier drives […]

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Samsung’s Newest TV and Display Technology Joins Its 2020 8K and 4K QLED TV Lineup

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Samsung Electronics newest TV and Display technology, including the outdoor TV, The Terrace; Samsung’s first UST projector, The Premiere; and The Wall with 1.2./1.6 pixel pitch options, join its 2020 8K and 4K QLED TVS, and Lifestyle TVs, The Sero and new 32” and 75” sizes for The Frame. These new Lifestyle TVs offer fresh […]

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Sony’s Laser Projectors Added to Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Upgraded Centennial Student Union Ballroom

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Minnesota State University, Mankato’s 10,000-square-foot Centennial Student Union (CSU) Ballroom is a popular space on campus that serves as a multifunctional public venue used for lectures, conferences, career and community expos, festivals, banquets and wedding receptions. With the help of integrator EPA Audio Visual, the ballroom recently received a technology upgrade, adding 17 of Sony’s […]

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Kramer Electronics Releases HDBaseT Wall-Plate Receiver

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Kramer Electronics’ WP−789R is an HDBaseT wall−plate receiver for 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDMI and HDCP 2.2 signals over twisted pair. It converts the transmitted HDBaseT signal into an HDMI signal. The wall plate extends video signals up to 130 feet (40 meters) over Kramer shielded twisted pair cables at 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24-bit-per-pixel video resolution and provides […]

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Updated: DSE Canceled; Exponation Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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Update: We reached out to Rich Ventura of Sony (formerly of NEC) to talk to us a little more about what the loss of DSE will mean to the rest of the DS side of the AV industry. Ventura is the chairman emeritus of the Digital Signage Federation and serves on its board of directors. […]

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