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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Congratulations to the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of ISE Awards

February 15, 2024

What a show! I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every single booth at ISE 2024 earlier this month to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. We amassed a cache of more than 2,100 videos, and we posted them all on our (beautiful) ISE microsite, which also includes photos, […]

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Jabra Adds a Cloud-Based API — Jabra+ for Admins

January 30, 2024

Jabra announced Jabra+ for Admins, a cloud-based API-first software platform for remote monitoring and management of meeting rooms and devices, at ISE 2024. Jabra+ for Admins offers a seamless experience from start to finish, allowing users to manage their communication devices easily and saving time on administration and troubleshooting. IT administrators will have visibility and […]

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Jabra Research Shows That Gen Z (26-and-Unders) Are Unhappy at Work

January 30, 2024

New research from Jabra found that the return to office continues to impact working preferences — especially among Generation Z (those age 26 and under). The research was quite surprising in some cases but also predictable in others. Some unwritten rules seem to have been overturned as the newest generation enters our working world. Flexibility […]

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Jabra and London School of Economics Studied Impact of Tech on People, Post COVID

November 7, 2023

Jabra has conducted new research, “Meeting great expectations: Behavior, Emotion and Trust,” at the LSE Behavioural Lab to understand the behavioral dynamics of meetings and the impact of technology. The research found that meeting members were more engaged (56%) during face-to-face collaboration, and in instances where hybrid meetings are required, meeting room participants saw an […]

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Airtame, Jabra Partner for Compatibility With Multiple Videoconferencing Applications

October 19, 2023

Airtame today announced a partnership with Jabra for compatibility with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and soon, Google Meet and Webex. The speaker phones in the Jabra Speak lineup, the PanaCast 180-degree FOV meeting room camera and PanaCast 20 personal webcam, and the PanaCast 50 all-in-one video bar are all available for pairing with the Airtame Hub. […]

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Jabra Now Shipping PanaCast 50 Video Bar System

September 12, 2023

Jabra is shipping its PanaCast 50 Video Bar System leveraging the new Microsoft device ecosystem platform, as announced on the Microsoft site here. Microsoft collaborated with Jabra to optimize the platform to leverage Microsoft Teams Rooms for Android as the first industry market solution. The Microsoft device ecosystem platform brings together the best of Microsoft […]

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AI-Powered Updates to Jabra PanaCast 50 Amps Up MS Teams 

June 14, 2023

Jabra has announced new AI-powered features for its PanaCast 50 and PanaCast 50 Room System today at InfoComm 2023. To address the growth in hybrid meetings, in collaboration with Microsoft, Jabra is introducing new updates to its PanaCast 50 video bar, including Microsoft IntelliFrame with multiple video streams and face and voice recognition functionality. These new features aid […]

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INOGENI Debuts U-BRIDGE USB 2.0 at InfoComm

June 7, 2023

The new INOGENI U-BRIDGE USB 2.0 video camera and audio extender allows for high-speed USB 2.0 connections up to 100 m /330 ft. over a single CAT 5e/6/7 cable. The U-BRIDGE is the problem-solver to interoperability challenges faced by AV installers looking for a reliable long-distance USB camera extension while maintaining high-quality video. And, the […]

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Jabra Leverages Microsoft Device Ecosystem In New PanaCast 50 Video Bar System

March 28, 2023

Jabra will be first to market with its PanaCast 50 Video Bar System leveraging the new Microsoft device ecosystem platform. The Microsoft device ecosystem platform combines the best of Microsoft and Android, tailored for shared spaces and optimized for Teams devices. Built on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the platform delivers the security and […]

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Jabra Expands Jabra Evolve Series of Professional Headsets

March 27, 2023

Jabra expanded its line of professional headsets, the Jabra Evolve series, with new Evolve2 mid-range headsets. The Jabra Evolve2 65 Flex, the Jabra Evolve2 55 and Jabra Evolve2 50 are engineered for hybrid working. To provide maximum flexibility, the Jabra Evolve2 65 Flex has a unique fold-and-go design with a collapsible hinged headband and slimmed-down […]

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Jabra Launches Speak2 Speakerphone Range With Voice Level Normalization

February 28, 2023

Jabra today launched the Speak2 range, the newest product in Jabra’s Speak line-up of professional speakerphones which includes the Speak2 75, Speak2 55 and Speak2 40. The new Jabra Speak2 range offers professional, pocketable, and portable devices built with hybrid work in mind. Jabra says that with the Speak2 75, Speak2 55, and Speak2 40, […]

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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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Jabra will Show its New PanaCast 50 Video Bar System at ISE 2023

January 31, 2023

Jabra is showing the PanaCast 50 Video Bar System at ISE 2023 as part of Jabra’s PanaCast 50 solution portfolio for small- to medium-sized meeting rooms. The Jabra PanaCast 50 Video Bar System is an integrated solution that includes an Android-based compute unit, as well as state-of-the-art SOCs, speakers, microphones and video camera, with network […]

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New Jabra Panacast 50 Video Bar System Hosts MS Teams and Zoom Apps Natively (Without a Room PC!)

January 31, 2023

Jabra just debuted a new version of the PanaCast 50 dubbed the PanaCast 50 Video Bar System at ISE 2023; and, because it has Android embedded, it hosts the Microsoft Teams and Zoom Room clients natively! The Jabra PanaCast 50 Video Bar System includes an integrated video bar with speakers, microphones, video camera and Android […]

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Kramer and Jabra Collaborate for Wireless Presentation and Collaboration Solutions

December 14, 2022

Kramer and Jabra are collaborating on wireless presentation and collaboration products for huddle spaces in large conference rooms. The solution incorporates the latest VIA Connect2 and VIA Campus2 from Kramer and Jabra’s PanaCast video range to create a bespoke solution designed for the hybrid workplace. The powerful multi-participant content-sharing capabilities of Kramer’s VIA Connect2 for […]

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Jabra Launches New SaaS Solution, Engage AI

September 16, 2022

Jabra is launching a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, Engage AI, using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that provides real-time insights to improve customer calls and support employee wellbeing. Engage AI assesses both the caller and agents’ conversation and levels of engagement. The solution, which works well with most contact center systems, provides an instant measurement of […]

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New MS Teams Certified Headsets From Jabra Give Integrators a Way Into Call Centers

September 16, 2022

Jabra expanded the Engage line with two new products set to empower digital contact centers to enhance customer experience. The Jabra Engage 50 II promises to be the best headset for clear customer calls and claims that no calls will ever be missed with its SmartRinger feature. Meanwhile, the Jabra Engage 40 delivers innovative speech […]

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Up Your Whiteboard Game by Combining the Best of Analog and Digital

May 11, 2022

Trade show season is back. ISE is going on in Barcelona as I type, and Infocomm 2022 in Las Vegas is just 25 days away. This means that manufacturers, integrators and *gasp* end users are all converging to explore new partnerships and help people bridge the analog-to-digital gaps that have been isolated during the great […]

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What’s Up With LAVNCH: March Events

March 16, 2022

THE rAVe Agency has been busy planning and preparing tons of new LAVNCH & LEARNs and events. These events are educational and informative to help out both the new and experienced AV pros in our industry. From educational sessions on the newest tech to encouraging series on getting hired, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s […]

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Learn How to Make Hybrid Meetings a Dream

February 15, 2022

How can remote participants achieve a virtual presence in the room for a more productive and pleasant experience? Find out in a free LAVNCH & LEARN on March 8 at 1 p.m EST. rAVe’s Gary Kayye and Jabra’s Javed Tufail will be joined by ScreenBeam’s Jay Taylor and Parker Dunbar to discuss how to make hybrid […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition

February 8, 2022

Welcome to my 22nd annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I can’t believe I have written this article 22 times. I am beyond humbled by how many of you read this; last year, it was viewed by over 90,000 #AVtweeps. #LOVE ❣️ The bottom line is I love writing this article. It keeps me curious and humble. […]

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Jabra and Huddly Join Crestron Flex Platform for Enhanced Meeting Technology Capabilities

October 7, 2021

Crestron has partnered with Jabra and Huddly to add them to the Crestron Flex platform. The addition adds more intelligent camera technology for meetings. The Crestron Flex platform integrates videoconferencing, content sharing, scheduling, management, support and more into one platform. The addition of intelligent video integration to the Crestron Flex platform offers features that enhance the […]

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ISE 2021: Gordon Dutch Talks PanaCast Hybrid Meeting Products with James Spencer of Jabra

July 2, 2021

AV consultant Gordon Dutch od Re-sauce spoke with James Spencer, director of business development EMEA North, Jabra, at ISE 2021 in London. View their discussion below: Products discussed: PanaCast 50 PanaCast 20 Range of Headsets Range of Speakerphones The Panacast 50 is the world’s first new normal intelligent plug-and-play 4K video and soundbar. There is […]

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USAV Partners with Jabra For Global Brand Expansion

June 28, 2021

USAV, a division of PSA, announced a new partnership with global brand, Jabra. Jabra provides integrated headsets and communication tools to help professionals, wireless headphones and earbuds for consumer use and videoconferencing solutions to foster seamless collaboration between distributed teams. Jabra is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and operates in over 100 countries worldwide. “This partnership […]

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Jabra Announces New PanaCast Camera Lineup

April 28, 2021

Jabra just announced a new Jabra PanaCast camera lineup including the PanaCast 50; a video bar-style mic array, and the Jabra PanaCast 20; a personal AI-based USB-C camera. Both were introduced, globally and exclusively, on rAVe’s own LAVNCH Platform Tuesday — you can watch the entire real-time launch here: https://lavnch.com/on-demand/ Jabra says its PanaCast range […]

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What to Expect from Jabra PanaCast in 2021

March 18, 2021

In case you missed this integral part of LAVNCH WEEK 3.0, during a session of the all-new GARY: Unscripted segment, I got the honor of speaking with my old friend, Jabra’s Aurangzeb Khan. During this session, Aurangzeb told me some of the new things that Jabra has cooking for 2021. Catch the below video to […]

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Almo Adds Jabra

February 26, 2021

The Unified Communications Collaboration (UCC) market is the hot market now and Almo ProAV today announced a new distribution partnership adding Jabra’s full line of PanaCast Video Conferencing Cameras and Speak Series of Conferencing Speakerphones. Additionally, Jabra has joined Almo’s spring 2021 E4 Evolution (E4v), a live, digital education event for the design and specification […]

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Jabra and HP Team for Microsoft Teams and Zoom Room Certified RBS Bundle

October 13, 2020

Jabra announced a UCC-based bundle combining video and audio solutions for meeting rooms in collaboration with HP. The bundle features Jabra PanaCast, a 180 degree Panoramic-4K USB camera and HP Elite Slice room PC for UCC systems. The bundle is designed as a RBS — room-based systems — solution to UCC for video and audio […]

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Jabra Unveils New Range of UC Headsets

April 2, 2020

Jabra announced its Evolve2 range of UC headsets this week. The new range consists of the Evolve2 85, Evolve2 65 and Evolve2 40 — all are aimed at the collaboration market. The headsets work with all leading UC platforms and are pending certification for Microsoft Teams. Evolve2 will integrate with software/monitoring vendors to allow IT […]

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Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching Adds Jabra PanaCast Compatibility

October 16, 2019

Jabra announced today that Zoom Video Communications, Inc. selected the Jabra PanaCast as the video solution for its new telepresence capability, Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching. Announced this week at Zoomtopia, Zoom’s user conference, the Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching is an added feature to Zoom Rooms. (Zoom Rooms equips every sized conference room with all of […]

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Jabra Teams up with Zoom to Offer a Fully Immersive Video Conferencing Experience

October 15, 2019

LOWELL, MA, October 15, 2019 –– Jabra, a leader in audio and video communications solutions, today announces that the Jabra PanaCast, engineered to be the world’s first intelligent Panoramic-4K plug-and-play video solution, was selected by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. as the video solution for its new telepresence capability, Zoom Rooms Speaker Switching. The Jabra PanaCast was selected […]

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