Sound Control Technologies to Debut New RemoteCam Solutions at ISE


Sound Control Technologies (SCT) will be using ISE 2018 (Stand 11-F160) to unveil four new solutions in the RemoteCam product portfolio for digital PTZ cameras. The new RemoteCam6 (RC6-CST) has been designed to deliver a reliable, cost effective link between the Cisco SX80 and SpeakerTrack 60. It will enable Dual HDMI, Ethernet control and power to the SpeakerTrack 60 over […]

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Amazon Prime, or: Nobody’s Perfect


This is a confession blog. We all have blind spots, sometimes. And I’m not too proud to admit that sometimes I’m not the brightest. Anyway, I’ll just say it: I’ve had Amazon Prime for years. And, like our Costco Executive membership we definitely get our money’s worth out of it. Or so I thought. I’ve […]

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New TASCAM CD-400U Media Player Debuts


TASCAM has introduced its CD-400U media player. Combining a slot-loading CD player, AM/FM tuner, stereo SD recorder and Bluetooth wireless and USB connectivity, the CD-400U offers audio playback in real time or from reliable fixed media. The unit also can record from CD or the AM/FM source to CD or to USB media. The CD-400U provides professional-class XLR […]

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iRoom Implements Apple HomeKit Technology into iPad Docking Stations


Origin Acoustics has announced Apple HomeKit implementation into the iRoom iPad Docking Stations. Origin Acoustics says that iRoom is one of the few Apple-certified manufacturers of iPad and iPhone accessories. The certified charging electronics and connectors ensure reliable charging of the iPad and protects it from current peaks. The models iBezel and iTop come with a built-in control […]

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Clear-Com’s HelixNet Gains New Capabilities, Boosting its Flexibility


ALAMEDA, USA – November 15, 2017 – Clear-Com has further enhanced the HelixNet digital network partyline system to do more within the small yet highly-dense, all-digital system during live performances. The latest changes to HelixNet include a six-fold increase in I/O ports, direct connections to Agent-IC mobile app, VoIP telephony, and binaural functionality in its beltpack—all […]

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USITT and the Greening of a Conference


Recently the registration for the upcoming United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT) Conference opened with a great renewed focus on providing a sustainable conference. When attendees arrive in March (14th-17th) to the show floor in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., there are several key strategies that they may notice and many more behind the scenes initiatives […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Dual Roller Screen Gemini Debuts During CEDIA 2017


TORRANCE, CA (August 2017) Stewart Filmscreen®—the only two-time Academy Award®-winning manufacturer of professional projection screens and reference standard, projection screen materials for the audiovisual industry, has announced the introduction and CEDIA debut of a new dual-roller projection screen system called Gemini™. This impressive new screen system includes a contemporary new case designed with dual aspect […]

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Christie Adds to Its GS Series with 10K Lumen Models with BoldColor Technology


The new Christie DHD1075-GS and Christie DWU1075-GS 10,000 ISO lumen laser phosphor projectors combine many of the potent features from the Christie HS Series, including more powerful grid-based warping and blending with Christie BoldColor Technology, all in a more compact form-factor. Whether used in fixed installations or event staging, the DHD1075-GS and DWU1075-GS are “rugged” and built for staging as well as […]

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QSC Debuts New AcousticDesign Column Surface-Mount Loudspeakers


QSC has announced the addition of column surface-mount loudspeakers to its AcousticDesign (AD) Series. This premium line extension, which will debut at InfoComm 2017, are designed for a wide variety of foreground and background applications and solves reverberant issues in high-ceiling spaces. The new AD-S802T has eight 2.5” vertically oriented drivers while the AD-S162T has sixteen 2.5” vertically oriented drivers; both are high quality, 70/100V or […]

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MuxLab Brings New Selection of Pro Audio Integration Solutions to InfoComm


Three new products from MuxLab are designed to help integrators create unique, audio-based infrastructures that are IP-based.  Available for the first time at InfoComm are the Dante/Quad Channel Audio PoE Gateway (500765), the Audio/AMP over IP Extender with Mic (500755-AMP) and the 70v Audio Converter (500755-70V).Analog audio sources can be sent to Dante-compatible professional audio equipment using an IP […]

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New Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switchers Offer Full Control-Over-IP


With its new BPswitch family of integrated video production switchers, Broadcast Pix enables houses of worship, schools, governments, businesses, and broadcasters to control a live production from a traditional control room, another facility across the country, or even from home. The new switchers deliver full-motion video and complete access to all sources and workflow tools through a browser-based interface that […]

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Holm Debut Landscaping sStrip-17 Surface-Mounted Luminaire


Holm just launched the new sStrip-17 surface-mounted luminaire with ZDC Technology. With this technology, designers can add up to 30,000 colors to an additional category of popular low-voltage LED surface-mounted luminaires. With ZDC Technology, Holm says the sStrip-17 wall light now provides almost unlimited capacity for zoning, dimming and color creation using the ZDClink controller. […]

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A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog that relayed the top 5 reasons that you, as an AV professional, should go to NAB. The first of those five reasons was end user attendance. In case you missed that piece and didn’t feel like clicking the link above, in 2016 the NAB Show had over 102,000 […]

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Legrand On-Q Lighting Control Adds Google Assistant Control


Legrand announced that its radiant RF (radio frequency) Lighting Control and adorn Wi-Fi Ready Lighting systems now work with the Google Assistant for seamless voice control. Owners of these systems can now power and dim lights through devices enabled by the Google Assistant, such as Google Home, simply by saying phrases like, “OK Google, turn on the porch light,” […]

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Strange ReTales The Force Field


The business news this past week has been abuzz with stories about retailer bankruptcies, increasingly vacant shopping malls, and the looming threat of an economic recession. Those trends are ominous, but it a blackly humorous way reminded me of some of my own misadventures in retail. I was managing an electronics store, and it happened […]

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The 6th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards- Open for Nominations!


Our Reader’s Choice Awards blow away ANY other industry award. And, I can say that with 100 percent confidence. How? Well, first off, in 2014, we had over 54,000 votes and then 2015 and 2016 both saw over 81,000 voters (Yes, you read that right – OVER 81 THOUSAND voters) — no one has those […]

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rAVe Announces the Best of DSE 2017 Awards


Unlike nearly every other publication’s awards program, ours have no entry fee and no biases towards advertisers, sponsors or those that spent money of an award-entry program. These are awards that are picked AT THE SHOW based on the actual product shown at DSE — not a spec sheet or a marketing blurb on a […]

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The Quest for the Holy UX


I’ve been around AV for the last 15 years and have worked for residential and commercial integrators as well as AV manufacturers. There has been a lot of change in that time, and most agree that the days of selling little black mystery boxes for 60 points margin are all but gone. In fact, many […]

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WyreStorm Boosts its Technical Resources with Addition of Nick Roberts


Swindon, UK – 14th February 2017 – WyreStorm strengthens its position as a technology leader with the addition of Nick Roberts to replace the recently retired industry veteran Glen Harvey and to oversee WyreStorm system design for the EMEA region. Nick brings with him a wealth of technical, professional and personal experience from over a […]

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Tire Kickers And Be Backs


It just occurred to me that I haven’t regaled rAVe readers with any tales from my retail days in quite some time. Then it occurred to me that I’ve been out of the retail trenches for nearly twelve years. Like awakening from a bad dream, the memories are slowly fading. I’ve seen things you people […]

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NeoSoft Technologies recognized as the Premier Google Partner


India, January 31, 2017 – NeoSoft Technologies, a comprehensive IT Solutions and internet marketing company earns the designation of Premier Google Partner status. NeoSoft Technologies believes in constant innovation, correct implementation, and uncompromising integrity and delivering impeccable Google Adwords Marketing services. Google awards the status of Premier Google Partner to the digital marketing agencies that […]

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