Emily E Dean

Emily E Dean

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

The Future of Workspaces is All About Experiences

Keynote Presented by Gary Kayye at the 2022 Exertis Almo E4 Experience A successful post-pandemic workspace has to balance the needs of many people who want to work from different spaces. It’s not going to be easy to make it work, but the solution involves human-centered design thinking and technology. And it will be up to […]

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Voting is Open for the 2022 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

Voting for the 2022 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards is now CLOSED. We are busy counting all the votes and will announce the winners during InfoComm 2022! Thank you!

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Voting for the 10th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Is Open!

Voting for the 2021 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards is now closed as of Nov. 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. EDT. Winners will be announced Nov. 4 during rePLAY 2021. We’ve counted up the nominations for our annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards, and here are your finalists! But your work here is not done, readers — […]

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Webinar | Kayye’s Krystal Ball 2021

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. 2021 is NOT going to be like 2020. Or is it?  For the past 20 years, Gary Kayye, founder of THE rAVe Agency and rAVePubs.com, has written the industry’s go-to piece for predicting how the upcoming year will evolve. Every year, Gary asks: […]

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Webinar | The Only Unbiased Explanation of AV-over-IP

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. Nearly everyone out there is lying to 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 […]

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

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

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)

**Note: CTS RU credit is only available for LIVE attendees. 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 […]

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Webinar | The Ultimate Reality Check AV over IP

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. Are you confused about the plethora of AV-over-IP options out there? You should be. The AV-over-IP market is saturated with lies, hype, over-promising and under-delivering technology. Most of it is point-to-point, not actually IP-based, and some of it just sucks. Now that AV-over-IP […]

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

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

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

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

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 | Audio Tech in Meeting and Conference Rooms

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. Nothing in the world has gained the ProAV and UCC markets more attention than what Zoom did to help the world adapt during the new coronavirus shutdown. Zoom went from delivering an average of just under 10 million video calls per day to […]

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

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. 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 […]

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

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. 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 […]

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Webinar | The Only Unbiased Explanation of AV over IP

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. Nearly everyone out there is lying to 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 […]

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Webinar | HOW TO Esports – Part 1

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. Esports is giant — did you know that? I realize most of us look at gaming as something that teenagers do in their basements instead of studying but, did you know that universities like Ohio State, Florida, the University of Missouri, Penn, Miami […]

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Watch All the AVI LIVE Breakout Sessions Here

We already posted Gary Kayye’s Keynote but, case you’d like to see all of the educational sessions, they are all recorded for play back here: https://events7.mediasite.com/Mediasite/Channel/avisystemslive2019/

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Here’s Gary Kayye’s 2019 Keynote from AVI LIVE

If you attended either of the 2019 AVI LIVE shows, then you had a chance to listen to what Gary had to say about how we need to start designing our technology thinking about the people first. During the keynote, Gary also explained how he thinks you need to start thinking about the operation of […]

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Vote NOW in the 2019 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

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’

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. 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 […]

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

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

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. 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,” […]

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Introduction to Windows Collaboration Displays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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