Sound Control Technologies to Debut New RemoteCam Solutions at ISE

RCS-Series-Mount-0118.jpg

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 […]

Read more

Amazon Prime, or: Nobody’s Perfect

amazon-prime-video.png

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 […]

Read more

New TASCAM CD-400U Media Player Debuts

tascam-cd-400u-1217.jpg

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 […]

Read more

iRoom Implements Apple HomeKit Technology into iPad Docking Stations

oa-apple-homekit-ipad-1117.jpg

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 […]

Read more

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

phpqK4yRtAM.jpg

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 […]

Read more

USITT and the Greening of a Conference

aeiforiatechnos.png

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 […]

Read more

Stewart Filmscreen Dual Roller Screen Gemini Debuts During CEDIA 2017

Stewart-Filmscreen_Gemini-Website-Slider.jpg

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 […]

Read more

VIA Technologies ALTA DS is a new Android-based 4K Digital Signage Player

ALTA_DS_4K_rear_45-0617.jpg

VIA Technologies today launched the VIA ALTA DS 4K Android-based digital signage player. Capable of connecting to a 4K display with a 3840×2160 resolution output, the ALTA DS 4K can handle HTML5, has built-in touch screen support and features a dual Ethernet to enable the installation of an IP camera that can be configured to blend locally-captured […]

Read more

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

DWU700-GS-main-0617.jpg

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 […]

Read more

QSC Debuts New AcousticDesign Column Surface-Mount Loudspeakers

AD_solutionsImage_replace-0617.jpg

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 […]

Read more

MuxLab Brings New Selection of Pro Audio Integration Solutions to InfoComm

muxlab-0617.jpg

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 […]

Read more

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

broadcastpix-production-0517.png

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 […]

Read more

Holm Debut Landscaping sStrip-17 Surface-Mounted Luminaire

prod_main_sstrip-17-0517.jpg

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. […]

Read more

NAB, EDU and HOW

nab-show-logo.jpg

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 […]

Read more

Legrand On-Q Lighting Control Adds Google Assistant Control

RFLC-Google-Lifestyle-image1-0517.png

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,” […]

Read more

Strange ReTales The Force Field

store-closing.jpg

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 […]

Read more

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

2017readerschoicenominations.png

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 […]

Read more

rAVe Announces the Best of DSE 2017 Awards

bestofdseaward-feat.png

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 […]

Read more

The Quest for the Holy UX

holy_grail_on_white.jpg

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 […]

Read more

WyreStorm Boosts its Technical Resources with Addition of Nick Roberts

phpOM09rEAM.jpg

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 […]

Read more

Tire Kickers And Be Backs

just-looking.jpg

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 […]

Read more

NeoSoft Technologies recognized as the Premier Google Partner

NeoSoft-Technologies-Premier-Google-Partner.jpg

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 […]

Read more

Wisdom Audio to Introduce Architecture-Friendly In-Ceiling Loudspeakers at ISE 2017

Wisdom_Sage_ICS7a-0117.jpg

Wisdom Audio today announced the first in-ceiling loudspeaker as part of its Sage loudspeaker series. Targeting high-performance entertainment audio applications where architectural design aesthetics are important, the Sage Series ICS7a in-ceiling loudspeakers is designed as a multi-channel solution in a media room or overhead channels in an immersive home theater. Wisdom Audio will showcase the […]

Read more

AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee launch SDVoE Alliance

sdvoe-logo.png

MONTREAL — Jan. 12, 2017 — AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee today announced that they have formed the SDVoE Alliance to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology that allows software to define AV applications. All AV distribution […]

Read more