Technologists in Bars Talking AV – Episode 3: Good Word Brewing with Jarrett Jones of Baker Audio Visual

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What do you do when you’re in Atlanta? You hang out at Good Word Brewing & Public House with Jarrett Jones, Director of Commercial Engineering at Baker Audio Visual. We talk about bourbon and pick-up trucks as well as how we inspire and train the next generation of AV professionals. (There may be an Easter […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 829: The Samsung Digital Signage Options and Webinar

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THIS IS A SPONSORED POST Next week, Gary Kayye is delivering a webinar that’s sort-of a “state-of-the-digital-signage-market” that’s a must-attend. Digital Signage has been the fastest growing segment of the AV market for eight of the last 10 years and 2019 will see its biggest year, yet. Why? Well, you need to join Gary’s FREE webinar next […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 828: Meet Lisa Peveler – My first AV People to Feature a Manufacturer’s Rep

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Lisa Peveler “fell” into the AV market in a similar way to how many of us do, accidentally — and thanks to a friend.  And, she’s grown to love it and she’s worked at both big-time manufacturers like Acoustic Innovations and Stewart Filmscreen.  But, now she’s a regional manager at Mizzen Marketing in TOLA – don’t know what that is? Then, […]

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AV Insider — Episode 173: Capitol Sales: More Than Just National Electronics Distribution & Fulfillment For Dealers, Integrators And Resellers

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Chris Scanlan, Sales Engineer at Capitol Sales, speaks with me about distribution for the AV & IT industry. We also cover fascinating topics like free design, order fulfillment, and how having a trained and knowledgeable staff from the industry helps their dealers and resellers succeed in their projects. We also talk about a few shows […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 827: What is NEC Showing at DSE?

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This is the official launch-podcast for NEC at the DSE (Digital Signage Expo) show. In addition, to a refresh of their entire LCD lineup, NEC is launching a new, unique 49” display in Vegas next month, 55” 4K display as well as new signage projectors and LEDs . Which signage markets are growing the fastest and what can you expect to […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 826: Panacast Makes Two Splashes Since ISE

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The all-new Panacast 3 panoramic camera is shipping right as they ink a deal to be acquired by GN Audio – of Jabra-fame. In today’s podcast, Gary is joined by Aurangzeb Khan, President & CEO at Altia Systems — makers of the Panacast line — and they talk about the pending acquisition, their ISE showing and they even hint at […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 825: A Post-ISE Review of Philips and Their New LEDs and Hotel TV’s

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At ISE 2019, Philips launched a totally-new family of LEDs fringing from 1.2mm to 4mm and we were there for the debut. In addition, their new line of Hotel TV’s pioneered something that every hotel chain has been asking for – integrated wireless BYOD sharing via Chromecast. So, now, anyone can stream anything to a Philips Hotel […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 824: AV People #13: Meet Rosanne Lang – A Tradeshow Jedi Master

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On today’s AV People we feature UX guru in Crestron’s Rosanne Lang — the Yoda of AV Tradeshow directors. Rosanne basically fell into the AV industry working for a small (now giant) remote control company in her home town. Gary’s discussion with Rosanne spans her nearly 30-year career in AV, her love of cooking (baking, specifically), her sons […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 823: Absen Reviews ISE and Prepares for DSE and NAB

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Today’s podcast with ABSEN is to not only talk about their ISE presence last month but also to prepare you for their upcoming stint in Las Vegas with both DSE (Digital Signage Expo) and NAB (National Association or Broadcasters). Absen will be at both. And then, InfoComm. Gary was joined by ABSEN’s own Alison Maxson who explains their show plan […]

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AV Insider — Episode 172: Restrepo Innovations — Where Passion Meets Profession

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Mike Restrepo, Owner of Restrepo Innovations, speaks with me about his relatively new company, Restrepo Innovations, where he loves what he does, and forms a bond with each client to fulfill their dreams in the form of integration & automation. Mike details things in which separates his company from the pack, but also talks about […]

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Rants and rAVes —Episode 822: A Discussion of VuWall’s AV-over-IP Videowall Ecosystem

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VuWall has a unique solution that addresses the needs of connecting and integrating both legacy (HDMI/VGA) sources as well as network sources into a Videowall, network operations center or presentation system. Their ecosystem allows for it all, regardless of source or destination signal type, to be controlled, switched and managed via their proprietary ecosystem software platform. […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 820: Watch This LIVE Demo of the Monitors Anywhere USB-Based Videowall Solution

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One of those hidden-gems at ISE this year was a company called Monitors Anywhere – it’s likely you haven’t heard of them but they are doing some creative things using Window’s Extended Desktop. For one, the least-expensive video wall solution I’ve ever seen – like 1/10th the cost of anything else. Yes, 1/10th. So, I asked Monitors […]

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Rants and rAVes —Episode 818: The Digital Signage Expo is Just One Month Away – Here Are the Details

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Gary was joined by DSE’s Director of Expositions, Andrea Varrone  today to talk all about the DSE (Digital Signage Expo) show — coming in less than a month in Las Vegas. The DSE Conference starts 26th and the expo is open March 27 and 28 but there are 4-days of education, you can become digital signage certified and […]

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Technologists In Bars Talking AV – Episode 2: Left Coast Brewing with Steffan Crowley

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Have a drink with me and my guest Steffan Crowley at Left Coast Brewing. We’ll learn a little about how to take the CCNA as well as Steffan’s Meme Theory (and we might just sneak some AV in there too.) Check out Left Coast Brewing at https://www.leftcoastbrewing.com Find Steffan’s company Rosendin here: https://www.rosendin.com

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 817: SiliconCore Explains EZ-HD Series of Pre-Packaged LED Walls on rAVe RADIO

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Gary was joined on today’s podcast via video with SiliconCore‘s Director of Marketing, Johanna Ocampo and Jim Wickenhiser, Senior Vice President, to talk all about heir big launch at ISE 2019 of a new line called EZ-HD  Basically, EZ-HD is is a series of three turn-key LED displays that are 110”, 130” and 165” diagonal that are all native […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 816: A Post-ISE Discussion About the Intel Unite Platform

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No doubt the most ubiquitous tech in the UCC Hall at ISE was all about the Intel Unite platform. Nearly every manufacturer of UCC gear referenced its compatibility with the Intel Unite platform  So, what does Intel’s Global Director of Sales for Unite, Thomas Loza, see as the top-3 differentiators of their platform over others and […]

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Rants and rAVes —Episode 815: AV People #12: Meet Meghan Athavale – An Interactive Pioneer in AV

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Few people know how to engage an audience into LITERALLY interacting with a screen as well as my featured AV People guest today, Meghan Athavale. Her LUMOplay system is creativity at its finest. If you haven’t heard of LUMOplay, you should go check it out here, now: https://www.lumoplay.com. What you’ll see, immediately, are self-playing videos of kids – lots […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 814: A Post-ISE Podcast with Vivitek – What Happened at ISE

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Vivitek had 56% more attendees enter their 2019 ISE booth than in 2018. Not only is that a testament to ISE’s growth but it’s also a result of the ecosystem approach of Vivitek’s General Manager of EMEA, Holger Graeff. Holger joined Gary on his ISE wrap-up podcast today to talk all about ISE and what Vivitek […]

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