Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

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 […]

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

Xyte Announced Partnership With Legrand, Symetrix and WyreStorm at InfoComm 2023

Xyte developers of the Connected Device Platform (CDP), announced its added partnerships with Legrand, Symetrix and WyreStorm at InfoComm 2023. These new customers join Valens, Avocor, AVProEdge, Rebar, Alice Camera, ProAV and others who have partnered with Xyte to create an AV ecosystem that includes “both leading hardware manufacturers and service providers.” Together with additional device manufacturers in various industries that are […]

Xyte Announced Partnership With Legrand, Symetrix and WyreStorm at InfoComm 2023

Valens Semiconductor to Showcase Its Videoconferencing Solutions at InfoComm 2023

Valens Semiconductor announced that it will be demonstrating its videoconferencing solutions at InfoComm 2023 that will “enable the evolution of meeting spaces, boosting more inclusive and collaborative videoconferencing setups as per the reality of today’s flexible workplaces.” 80 audiovisual manufacturers will be exhibiting products embedding Valens Semiconductor chipsets, including over a dozen product launches.  “Today, […]

Valens Semiconductor to Showcase Its Videoconferencing Solutions at InfoComm 2023

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

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 […]

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

Audio and HDMI Pioneer, Hagai Gefen, Dies

By: Naftali Feniger Hagai Gefen passed away suddenly at his home in Malibu, California on June 8. His wishes were to be buried next to his mother at Hamaapil Kibutz cemetery in Israel. Hagai leaves behind his wife, Jill, and their three sons, Noah, Ari and Ilan. After having completed his military service in the […]

Audio and HDMI Pioneer, Hagai Gefen, Dies

Integrated Systems Europe 2021: Digital Conference Recap

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) came to us both in-person and digitally this year. ISE 2021 took place in-person at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona on June 1 and 2. You can find a short intro to ISE 2021’s schedule here. In addition to the in-person event, the show was streamed live online via a […]

Integrated Systems Europe 2021: Digital Conference Recap

Valens Expands Engagement With SyncPro’s CloudOS Platform

SyncPro announced that Valens, the HDBaseT technology team, has expanded its engagement with SyncPro’s CloudOS platform. According to the companies, this partnership should accelerate the integration of HDBaseT AV and IT management by allowing remote deployment and monitoring for any HDBaseT device. SyncPro’s cloud platform enables IT teams and Managed Service Providers (MSP) to remotely […]

Valens Expands Engagement With SyncPro’s CloudOS Platform

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

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 […]

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

Valens Brings VA6000 Chipset for HDBaseT to AV Market

At InfoComm 2018, Valens, the developer of HDBaseT and co-founder of the HDBaseT Alliance, will be demonstrating how the VA6000 HDBaseT integrated circuit, originally developed for the automotive market, is benefiting the AV sector, with its transmission of 1Gbps Ethernet, audio, serial control and USB over unshielded single twisted pair lightweight and lower cost cables […]

Valens Brings VA6000 Chipset for HDBaseT to AV Market

Valens Adds New HDBaseT Chipsets to the Colligo Family for Plug-and-Play Product Design

Valens, the developer of HDBaseT and founder of the HDBaseT Alliance (which does absolutely nothing to help or support the HDBaseT standards), announced the availability of the VS200 and VS210 chipsets, for simpler HDBaseT installations where not all 5Play features are necessary. The addition of the VS200 and VS210 to the Valens Colligo family allows HDBaseT […]

Valens Adds New HDBaseT Chipsets to the Colligo Family for Plug-and-Play Product Design

Open Source Culture

Sometimes the genesis of a blog is a funny thing. I listened to a TedX talk about a month ago on open source culture, and immediately had the inspiration to write this piece but just hadn’t found the time yet. Then last week, Alan Vezina of Jydo, a company I’ve heard of but still need […]

Open Source Culture

Valens Announces Testing Services for Spec 2.0 HDBaseT Products

Valens, the developer of HDBaseT technology and a Recognized Testing Facility for the HDBaseT Alliance, has announced the availability of testing and certification services for new products incorporating Spec 2.0 of the HDBaseT Standard. The new testing and certification services conform to the Compliance Test Specification for Spec 2.0 of the HDBaseT standard (CTS 2.0) […]

Valens Announces Testing Services for Spec 2.0 HDBaseT Products

The HDBaseT Band Aid

As a former integrator and someone who had to deal with the frustration of specifying HD video extenders, I have to say that even I was initially excited about the introduction of HDBaseT.  Being able to reliably extend 1080p signals up to 300 feet over copper was a necessity in most of the jobs I […]

The HDBaseT Band Aid

InfoComm: Q&A With HDBaseT Alliance President Ariel Sobelman: What’s in Store for Pro AV

HDBaseT was introduced to the market roughly five years ago. The idea behind the technology was to be able to transmit and distribute uncompressed high-definition AV content over the most cost-effective and prevalent medium possible — Cat5e cable — over distances unprecedented until then. HDBaseT makes it possible to transmit uncompressed ultra-high-definition AV (up to […]

InfoComm: Q&A With HDBaseT Alliance President Ariel Sobelman: What’s in Store for Pro AV

Fun with HDBaseT

HDBaseT has been described as a bridge technology between traditional video transport and IP-based systems, the time for which is rapidly arriving. It’s a technology about which I’ve not been excited for some time; every manufacturer not only uses the same chipset (produced by Valens), but appears to have settled on the same form-factor and […]

Fun with HDBaseT