Emily E Dean

Emily E Dean

Emily is the social media manager of rAVe [Publications]. You can reach her at emily@ravepubs.com.

OneVision Resources Webinar Helps Home Technology Professionals Execute Meaningful Changes in their Organizations

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Informative webinar on August 27 offers proven tips and techniques on how to successfully implement new procedures, product introductions, and organizational changes seamlessly and efficiently. BOSTON, MA (August 18, 2020) In times like this, change is inevitable. Businesses, including home systems integration firms, need to quickly realign and adjust to thrive. To help home systems […]

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Solve for Frozen IT and IP Devices Remotely With Watchboot Rebooter

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How often have you found yourself rebooting frozen IT and IP devices such as computers, routers and switches? Typically, when these devices need to be reset, the process requires a physical site visit, costing valuable time and money. Meet the Meikyo Electronics Watchboot Rebooter: A device that is designed to solve for frozen IT and […]

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Webinar | Gary Kayye’s Best New Products and Tech of 2020 (so far)

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Although we didn’t have a physical InfoComm this year, we had a virtual one; InfoComm Connected. And, 50+ AV manufacturers have also held their own “virtual shows” focused on launching new products since April. So, the AV industry is filled with new tech, new gear and AV solutions designed for a post-COVID world. For example, […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 988: Need IT Expertise? NPower Has a Unique Way for You to Find It

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Alexis La Broi, of VER, introduced us to nPower last week and we decided to highlight the nPower program as part of today’s videocast. nPower creates pathways for launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. And, they focus on developing and teaching IT expertise. This provides AV integrators with an […]

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Announcing the 2020 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

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We are excited to announce the winners of our ninth annual 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different from ANY other industry awards, and the stats speak for themselves: We had more than 205,000 votes for the final awards! Nominations for the awards came SOLELY from you — the AV community. We don’t charge […]

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Survey | Assessing Collaboration Tech and Tools in Today’s Market

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A lot has changed over the past three to four months. Most of the world’s professionals are working from home (or working from anywhere) using different video conferencing platforms and a myriad of collaboration tools to continue working. We want to get a sense of how COVID-19 and recent work-from-home (or work from anywhere other […]

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Voting is OPEN for the 9th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

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We’ve counted up the 26,000+ nominations for our annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards, and here are your finalists! But your work here is not done, readers — we need to determine the winners. That’s where you come in. You can submit your votes and secure your picks by using the box below. There are only […]

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Webinar | UCC: Bring Your Own Meeting vs Room Based Meetings, Collaboration Spaces

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Do you design, sell or use UCC-based collaboration systems like Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams or BlueJeans? Do you prefer one ecosystem over the other, or are you tired of interoperability problems? Are you thankful for Zoom’s simplicity and frustrated by Microsoft’s inability to keep Teams simpler (while secretly wishing some platforms could give you a […]

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Webinar | 4K No Myths, No Exaggerations – Just the Facts

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The AV Industry is riddled with misinformation about 4K including exaggerated specs, compatibility and performance. Meanwhile, AV integrators are left to sort out what’s real 4K or simulated 4K, only to be left vulnerable to making serious mistakes. Gary Kayye is an expert at 4K and in this course, he will educate you on everything […]

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Vote NOW in the 2019 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

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Over the past month, we received over 18,000 nominations. And, here are the finalists for the 2019 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards! But, you only have 10 days to vote! So, do it NOW! Voting will close on May 10, 2019 sharply at 2 p.m.! We’ll announce the winners shortly before InfoComm 2019! Find out who […]

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Webinar | AV Starts with ‘A’ – and the ‘A’ is Way More Profitable than the ‘V’

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This webinar is designed to be the perfect “state of the audio industry” session. AV includes audio. The V in “AV” gets all the glitz and glamour, but the A, ironically, is more profitable. While video is an art, audio is a science — and that science basically grew this industry. AV started with A. […]

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Nominations for the 8th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards are OPEN!

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It’s that time of year again! We are now accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards and we need you (our readers) to tell us who you think the best of the best is in the AV industry. In case you didn’t know every year at InfoComm we give out our annual rAVe Readers’ […]

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Webinar | The Digital Signage Webinar – What’s What and Who’s Who

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The digital signage market is only a decade old but it’s already been anointed “the future of advertising”. Just a few years ago, nearly $180 Billion was spent worldwide on TV ads. But, as fewer people are watching what’s known as “linear TV,” advertising dollars are shifting into social media, digital media and digital signage. […]

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Introduction to Windows Collaboration Displays

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Presented by Joshua Peterson of Avocor at the 2019 Almo Professional AV E4 Experience On June 2018, Microsoft announced a new category of interactive displays that extended the PC desktop experience to room scale, while bringing IoT sensors into meeting room environments. These collaboration displays bring a unique mix of capabilities and benefits for multiple room designs […]

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SDVoE AV-Over-IP Design Certification

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Presented by Justin Kennington of SDVoE Alliance at the 2019 Almo Professional AV E4 Experience SDVoE is transforming the matrix, which means transforming the way we think about system design. If you have experience designing matrix switch-based systems and want to learn how to take advantage of the flexibility of SDVoE, this course if for […]

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An Unbiased Explanation of AV-over-IP | Updated March 2019

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Presented by Gary Kayye of THE rAVe Agency at the 2019 Almo Professional AV E4 Experience Nearly everyone out there is misleading you about AV-over-IP. It’s not easy, it’s not lossless compression and it’s not going to happen overnight. But, it IS the future of AV signal distribution. There is no standard that everyone has […]

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AV in an IT World

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Presented by Joe Cornwall of Legrand AV at the 2019 Almo Professional AV E4 Experience Technology convergence is a manifestation of the fourth industrial revolution, which is the current trend of automation and data exchange and includes cyber-physical links, the Internet of Things, edge computing and the merger of audible, visual and kinesthetic communications. In […]

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Avoiding Pitfalls in Digital Signage Installations and Content

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Presented by Todd Heberlein of Almo Professional AV at the 2019 E4 Experience Almo Business Development Manager and Digital Signage Expert, Todd Heberlein, will define and discuss the five stages of a digital signage deployment, outline potential challenges in the process, and provide keys to avoiding pitfalls in each of the five stages. View the […]

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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Deep Dive Technology Exploration for AV Design and Integration

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Presented by Joe Cornwall of Legrand AV at the 2019 Almo Professional AV E4 Experience The common USB connector has undergone a radical change in just the last year. The introduction of new Power Delivery standards promises to change everything you think you knew about USB. The new Type C connector will change the way […]

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Installation Issues for Converged AV/IT Systems

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Presented by Tom Kehr of AVIXA at the 2019 Almo Professional AV E4 Experience The success of a converged AV/IT system is dependent on a properly installed and tested structured cabling system. As more and more audiovisual integrators are offering IT infrastructure installation to their clients, it is mandatory that they have an understanding of […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball | Updated for 2019

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Presented by Gary Kayye at the Almo Professional AV E4 Experience in Chicago. Gary Kayye’s annual Krystal Ball series, which comes out each January, is likely the most-read news article in AV every year. Why? Well, he’s usually right — like 90 percent of the time. For example, he predicted the impact that Bluetooth would […]

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An Unbiased An Unbiased Explanation of AV-over-IP | Keynote

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Nearly everyone out there is misleading you about AV-over-IP. It’s not easy, it’s not lossless compression and it’s not going to happen overnight. But, it IS the future of AV signal distribution. There is no standard that everyone has adopted for sending AV signals (video, audio, control and power) over the network – there are […]

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Digital Signage Content Strategies for Savvy Integrators

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Presented by Jim Nista at the 2018 Almo Professional E4 AV Tour Digital Signage is one of the few areas of AV where “Content is King” and creativity truly shines. Unfortunately, creating content isn’t something many AV integrators offer, which can lead to project challenges.  It’s important for integrators to offer a total solution for […]

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The Future of Digital Signage in Smart Connected Cities

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Presented by Saundra Merollo at the 2018 Almo Professional E4 AV Tour It is estimated that by 2020 approximately 1.5 trillion dollars will go into creating smart connected cities. Intelligent communication will be critical for the infrastructure of these cities, and digital signage will be at the forefront. Learn how to get ready for this […]

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An Introduction and Comparison of Dante, AVB and CobraNet Methodologies

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Presented by Steve Alexander at the 2018 Almo Professional E4 AV Tour Lots of signals, just one cable: Simplify AV installations and lower cost with Audio over IP (AoIP) methods such as Dante, AVB, and CobraNet. This course will serve as an introduction and comparison to three approaches to network-based audio signal distribution. Participants will […]

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