Announcing the 2024 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

Exciting news! The winners of the 2024 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced. As always, we’re here to spotlight the brands that made a real impact in the industry this year. We take into account only the votes and nominations from the AV community. Each winning company will receive a unique plaque, which we’ll […]

Announcing the 2024 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

The Latest on the New HDMI Standard: HDMI 2.1

By John Purvey Belden To support higher video resolution and refresh rates and real-time, interactive technology such as virtual reality, the HDMI Forum continues to update HDMI specifications. First announced in late 2017, the newest HDMI standard for video cables and connections – HDMI 2.1 – is faster than its predecessors, and ready to support […]

The Latest on the New HDMI Standard: HDMI 2.1

Belden Buys Thinklogical

Thinklogical, LLC last week announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Belden Inc. Thinklogical is a portfolio company of Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm and is a manufacturer of KVM, video, audio and computer peripheral signal extension and switching solutions.  The transaction is expected to close in second quarter of 2017, subject to […]

Belden Buys Thinklogical

BTX Releasing Updated Pro Plates and Panel Designer Symbol Library

BTX Technologies announced today that they have enhanced their Pro Plates and Panel Designer platform to include over 80 new connector symbols including Lemo SMPTE hybrid fiber connectors and the recently-released Belden RevConnect connectivity solution for CAT 5e, CAT 6 and Cat 6A UTP and STP.  BTX’s Pro Plates and Panel software configuration and ordering application allows any […]

BTX Releasing Updated Pro Plates and Panel Designer Symbol Library

Belden Buys PerfectPath Parent for Over $500 Million

Bloomberg is reporting that Belden, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cable, has acquired PPC, parent company of PerfectPath wire for $515.7 million. Terms of the complete deal aren’t being disclosed, but PPC is a 65-year old company that claims to have wired over 100 million homes in the US is known in the HomeAV […]

Belden Buys PerfectPath Parent for Over $500 Million

Netstreams, Belden to Offer IP Training for Integrators

Netstreams, a company that provides IP-based media distribution systems, and signal transmission company Belden, teamed up to develop and deliver training on IP-based technology especially designed as continuing education for system integrators. The classes will be available via Netstreams University. The education is described as an industry primer focusing on the basics of TCP/IP. But […]