Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

February 19, 2024

Welcome to my 24th annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! It’s been an honor to have written this for 24 straight years and even more of an honor for it to have so many thousands of readers annually — it’s almost always our most-read article of the year on rAVe [PUBS]. So, if you’re reading this right […]

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rAVe [TV] LIVE Episode 148.3 — ISE 2024 Day 3

February 1, 2024

On today’s episode of rAVe [TV], Emily Dean and I talk about a few of our favorite products on the show floor, but also welcome a few special guests: Robert Cheek from Uvify, Manuel de la Serna from Teradek, Mike Blackman of ISE and Omer Brookstein of Xyte. I also give you a tour of […]

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rAVe [TV] LIVE Episode 148.3 — ISE 2024 Day 3

February 1, 2024

On today’s episode of rAVe [TV], Emily Dean and I talk about a few of our favorite products on the show floor, but also welcome a few special guests: Robert Cheek from Uvify, Manuel de la Serna from Teradek, Mike Blackman of ISE and Omer Brookstein of Xyte. I also give you a tour of […]

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Here’s Everything That HDBaseT is Doing at ISE 2024

January 24, 2024

The HDBaseT Alliance has announced its plans for the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) Show 2024 in Barcelona. Highlighting the Alliance’s activities is the introduction of the HDBaseT-USB3 standard allowing for  Professional-Grade extension of USB 3.2 Gen 1, up to 100 meters/328 feet over standard Category cable. “USB 3.2 is rapidly becoming the go-to interface […]

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HDBaseT Masterpiece Awards Now Open for Nominations!

May 11, 2023

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST rAVe is thrilled to present the HDBaseT Masterpiece Awards! Know a creative, sky-is-the-limit installation that leverages HDBaseT technology? We’d love to see it! Nominate your installations below and winners will be recognized by HDBaseT at InfoComm 2023 (and will even win some special prizes from HDBaseT Alliance members). Get nominating, […]

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Ocean Matrix Adds OMX-01HMBT0013 HDBaseT 3.0 Extender

March 31, 2023

The new Ocean Matrix OMX-01HMBT0013 is an HDBaseT 3.0 extender that can send uncompressed HD/UHD video and audio signals, eARC/ARC, RS-232, bi-directional IR, 1GbE Ethernet and USB2.0 signals up to 100m/328ft via a single CAT6a/7 cable. This extender is a solution for the extension of HDMI and other signals via a single CAT cable over […]

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Congratulations to the 2023 Winners of rAVe’s Best of ISE Awards

February 15, 2023

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a show like this. I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every single booth at ISE 2023 earlier this month to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. No other company went to every single booth. We amassed a cache of more […]

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BZBGEAR to Showcase HDBaseT Signal Extender at ISE 2023

February 2, 2023

BZBGEAR, a worldwide one-stop source Pro AV and broadcasting equipment manufacturer and HDBaseT Alliance member, has announced that it will showcase its BG-EXH-100C6 HDBaseT Spec 3.0-supported HDMI signal extender at ISE 2023. HDBaseT 3.0 is the latest version of the HDBaseT specification, the Pro AV industry’s premier standard in multimedia distribution. The technology supports the […]

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Lightware to Host HDBaseT Webinar January 19

January 10, 2023

Over the last thirty years, the professional AV industry has experienced incredible advancements powered by innovation and resilience. Advancements in audiovisual technology have entirely transformed global business for various markets, including corporate, education, gaming, defense and intelligence, entertainment, sports and medical. There have been numerous changes to devices that capture, reproduce, distribute and manipulate audio […]

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Vanco International Now Shipping New Evolution HDBaseT 3.0 Extender

December 8, 2022

Vanco International is shipping the EVEXHDB3 Evolution HDBaseT 3.0 Extender that sends uncompressed 4K signals with multichannel audio over the length of a football field away (100+ yards). The EVEXHDB3 delivers HDMI over Cat6/6A cable. This extender supports uncompressed HDMI signals up to 4K@60Hz resolution, 4:4:4 chroma, with full HDR compatibility over distances up to […]

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rePLAY 2021: Day 1 — A Successful Takeoff!

November 4, 2021

It’s finally here — rePLAY 2021 is officially live on the LAVNCH platform! We’re so excited to bring you three days of content, including InfoComm 2021 coverage, playing THE GAME, words from sponsors and so much more. We wanted to create an event that recapped the year that was and is 2021 for all our […]

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5 Things to Know About Signal Routing/Switching Before InfoComm 2021

October 21, 2021

Routing and switching is constantly evolving in ProAV — especially with the proliferation of faster internet, higher resolutions and more equipment added to the network daily. Ahead of the show, we spoke with InfoComm 2021 exhibitors to explore what signal routing/switching trends AV professionals should be aware of before they head to Orlando for the […]

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Blustream Releases Line of HDMI-Over-HDBaseT Extension Solutions, the HEX18GARC-KIT Extender Set

October 14, 2021

Blustream announced its line of uncompressed 18Gbps HDMI-over-HDBaseT extension solutions, the HEX18GARC-KIT extender set. It uses the latest HDBaseT technology for the distribution of bit-for-bit 4K HDMI video and audio up to 328 feet over a single Cat6A cable. The set also offers support for USB 2.0/KVM, eARC, ARC and 1Gb Ethernet pass-through. The HEX18GARC-KIT […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: The ProAV Day Roundup

May 28, 2021

Thursday’s LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 experience, ProAV Day, included an impressive set of presenters and products — even following an amazing day one, UCC Day, and day two, Digital Signage Day. Our talented host, rAVe Managing Editor Steph Beckett, introduced the day. What were you most excited to see on Thursday? 11 a.m. EDT: Here’s How […]

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The Great AVoIP Debate

June 24, 2020

I spend some time on Twitter, and yesterday I noticed a lot of online chatter happening around a panel rAVe put together for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. Kudos to the staff at rAVe for curating the speakers, because to my knowledge, the people on the panel and the groups they represent had never been assembled together […]

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ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: CX, Crystal Balls and a Hot Debate on AV-over-IP

June 23, 2020

ProAV is at a crossroads today. And it’s not just because so many of us are working from home and don’t know what the commercial/business space will look like in three months, even with well-researched predictions. Big innovations in ProAV were happening long before COVID-19, but the pandemic has expedited — expedited like the first […]

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Two Atlona Omega Switchers Shipping Now

October 24, 2019

Atlona is shipping two new Atlona Omega switchers, including the AT-OME-MS42 4×2 matrix switcher with USB extension and the AT-OME-RX21 HDBaseT receiver and 4K/UHD scaler. Available on its own or bundled in the AT-OME-MS42-KIT with an AT-OME-EX-RX HDBaseT receiver, the OME-MS42 delivers exceptional performance and value for 4K/UHD presentation and video conferencing applications in small-to-medium […]

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New Vivitek Projectors DU8195Z and DK10000Z Aimed at Museums, Staging

October 8, 2019

Vivitek’s new 1-chip DLP-based DU8195Z and the DK10000Z projectors are both designed for 24/7 operation and 360° installations. Intended for large venue and museum applications, the DK10000Z is native 4K-UHD resolution and specified at 10,000 ANSI lumens brightness and weighs only 29 kilograms. The DU8195Z is native WUXGA (1920×1200) and is spec’d at 13,500 ANSI […]

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One Tester to Rule Them All: Test HDMI AND HDBaseT With One Simple, Future-Proof Device from MSolutions

October 1, 2019

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MSOLUTIONS  “Get it done right the first time and it’ll pay off in the long run.” How many times have you heard this advice? Have you committed to it in your AV installations? What tools will actually help you get it done right the first time? With HDBaseT, getting […]

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VIDEO: Eliran Toren of MSolutions Talks About Why Signal Testing Is So Important for 4K

September 9, 2019

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MSolutions Eliran Toren of MSolutions talks with Sara Abrons at InfoComm 2019 about why signal testing so important for 4K. He overviews the MSolutions MS-TestPro HDBaseT Tester which is a handheld HDBaseT signal tester that empowers the installer or integrator test an HDBaseT connection with built-in monitoring, logging and […]

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Metra Home Theater Group Debuts Lineup of HDMI Matrix

September 4, 2019

Metra Home Theater Group (MHTG) will unveil its new HDMI Matrix products at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. Two of the new HDBaseT HDMI Matrix products, the CS-44MHDBTS and CS-88MHDBTS, will provide integrators the opportunity to scale video content at different resolutions to different displays. Unlike traditional matrixes, these will not default to the lowest resolution […]

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RTI Details CEDIA Expo 2019 Plans

September 4, 2019

RTI today announced its product lineup for CEDIA Expo 2019, taking place Sept. 12-14 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. In sound room SR-12, the company will display new controllers with sleek designs and capabilities, as well as debut the next generation of Alexa voice control. AV distribution solutions will include the new CP-16i […]

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Extron Debuts Two-Input Floor Box Transmitter for 4K Video

August 5, 2019

Extron just introduced the DTP2 T 202 FB, a two‑input transmitter that sends DisplayPort or HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to a DTP-enabled product. Its unique form factor provides a flexible, floor box mounting solution that is compatible with offerings from OBO Bettermann, MK by […]

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New Three-Input 4K/60 4:4:4 Switcher with DTP2 Transmitter Ships from Extron

July 31, 2019

Extron just announced it’s shipping the DTP2 T 203, a three-input switcher with integrated DTP2 transmitter for sending DisplayPort, HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports video signals at resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling. This HDCP 2.2-compliant […]

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Atlona Ships AT-OME-PS62 Matrix Presentation Switcher for 4K/UHD Applications

July 11, 2019

Atlona is now shipping the AT-OME-PS62, a 6×2 matrix switcher that’s part of the Omega Series, which was unveiled at InfoComm 2019 last month. The AT-OME-PS62 is a 4K switcher with USB 3.0 and USB-C interfaces, HDBaseT extension, scaling and audio management. Here’s a video we shot of the 4×2 version of it at InfoComm: […]

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Key Digital’s Re-do of the KD-Pro8x8D Includes Audio Pre-Amp and ARC

July 3, 2019

Key Digital just debuted a new version of their KD-Pro8x8D a UHD/4K, HDCP 2.2 and ARC supporting digital video matrix with audio de-embedding on analog and digital audio connectors. Video outputs feature simultaneously active HDMI and HDBaseT ports for simplistic single-wire integration with displays throughout the distributed video system. Six short range (model KD-X88SHRx) and […]

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Kramer Debuts TP-789R Receiver for 4K HDBaseT

June 25, 2019

Kramer Electronics’ TP-789R is an HDBaseT receiver for 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) HDMI, RS232 and IR signals and two-way powering over twisted pair. The receiver extends video signals to up to 40 meters (130 feet) over Kramer copper cables at up to 4K@60Hz (4:2:0) 24bpp video resolution. The TP-789R receiver either provides power over the copper extension […]

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Valens Fires Back at Semtech with VS3000 Chipset for Uncompressed 4K/60/4:4:4

June 7, 2019

Less than 24-hours after the Semtech AVX Transcoder Chip announcement clearly aimed at HDBaseT, Valens, the developer of HDBaseT technology, announced today its latest chipset — the VS3000, the first chipset in the Valens Stello family of AV chipsets. The VS3000 claims to be the first solution that enables long-distance transmission (100m/328ft) of uncompressed HDMI2.0 […]

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Semtech Just Did a Mic-Drop on HDBaseT

June 6, 2019

Semtech Corporation today announced its new AVX chipset series — basically, think HDBaseT or, we guess, what everyone wishes HDBaseT was — a consistent and standard “send” and “receive” platform where all the participants worked together. Semtech, with AVX, simultaneously transmits uncompressed-quality 4K-video, multi-channel audio, Gigabit Ethernet, USB and other control signals over CatX or […]

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Aurora Ships HDBaseT 2.0 HT​ Series​ ​Transmitters and Receiver

June 5, 2019

Aurora has shipped three new HDBaseT 2.0 products — the HTW-2, a two gang Decora wall plate HDBaseT transmitter, the HTE- TX2, a box-style HDBaseT transmitter and the HTE-RX2 receiver designed to decode the HDBaseT back to HDMI and audio. All three are capable of transmitting 4K60 4:4:4 18Gbps HDMI 2.0/HDCP2.2 up to 100m (330ft) […]

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New EK-355U WUXGA LED Projector Debuts from Eiki

June 3, 2019

Eiki International just announced a WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution LCD HLD LED portable projector dubbed the EK-355U. Using what they are calling ColorSpark HLD (High Lumen Density) LED projection technology, Eiki’s EK-355U combines multiple LEDs through a light tunnel into a very narrow beam that Eiki claims loses no light whatsoever — if this is true, […]

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SDVoE at InfoComm 2019 Includes Education, Education, Education & Gary Kayye on How HDBaseT Is Dead

May 28, 2019

At InfoComm 2019 (Orlando, June 12-14, booth 1143) the SDVoE Alliance will feature industry experts presenting 20-minute, in-booth education sessions on a variety of topics essential for system integrators, designers, consultants and tech managers who want to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, interoperability and cost benefits of the SDVoE platform for networked AV. “Our […]

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