Johnny Mota

Johnny Mota

Johnny Mota is a systems integrator in northern California. He writes for rAVe [Publications] as a member of the BlogSquad, as well as SF New Tech, Geek Beat TV, Lust Gadget and other places. He also acts as the social media manager for a few AV and automation companies. He loves art, technology and lamp. Don’t make it weird. You can reach him at

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


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


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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AV Insider — Episode 171: InFocus: Collaboration That Fits


Glenn Jystad (Director of Product Marketing) & I, speak about InFocus’ wondrous panel offerings for the Business, Higher-ED, & K-12 spaces, and so much more. Glenn Jystad joined InFocus in 2014, and is currently the Director of Product Marketing at InFocus. Glenn has contributed to bringing the InFocus Mondopad line to market as including the […]

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AV Insider — Episode 170: KEF Audio: Give Your Music The Space It Deserves


Jack Sharkey, Content Creation Manager and Digital Music Product Manager at KEF, graces the airwaves of AV Insider again, only this time we are discussing new products such as the LSX Wireless that truly defines what Wireless Audio should be like in terms of audio quality. We also discuss new audio formats, and the future […]

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AV Insider — Episode 169: Wisdom Audio: The Sound Of Modern Living


Ron Rouse, VP of Sales at Wisdom Audio, speaks with me about Hi-Fi, & new products at Wisdom Audio. We cover everything from brand new products, that you’ll have to listen to learn about on this episode of AV insider, to new audio formats available today. For those who are unaware, Wisdom Audio provides high-performance entertainment […]

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AV Insider — Episode 168: LUXUL: Join The Roaming Revolution


Jeff Curtis, & Josh Thurman were invited back to AV insider to discuss the most important thing about AV, which is your network. Don’t agree with me? Listen to these two important key players at Legrand’s networking brand, Luxul, discuss the importance of continually continuing networking education, what type of devices live on your network, […]

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AV Insider — Episode 167: Alea Labs Room-By-Room Comfort, Air Quality, & Energy Savings: Meet The Most Advanced Air Distribution Platform Ever


Hamid Farzaneh, CEO of Alea Labs, and I speak about air quality and why it’s important to not only the your enjoinment outdoors, but more importantly, indoors. We cover this topic from residential to light commercial applications, and how Alea Labs has really created something unique that nobody else is doing yet — but should […]

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AV Insider — Episode 166: Hegel Music (North America) Emerges Supreme Into North America’s CI Space


HEGEL Music Systems, world-renowned for high-performance audio electronics, has appointed Brad Paulsen as their new National Sales Manager for the US. Brad will add to the existing team, working closely with Hegel senior sales management Eileen Gosvig and Anders Ertzeid to grow and expand the company’s presence in the US Market. Brad joins us again […]

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AV Insider — Episode 165: Screen Innovations: The Sky Is Not The Limit


Blake Vackar, VP Sales and Brand Manager at Screen Innovations, speaks with me about the latest and greatest “Screen Innovations” over at SI Screens. We cover everything to screen projections in space to, commercial applications, and phenomenal playback for all of us still living on earth. We talk about a few things I wont mention here […]

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AV Insider — Episode 164: AtlasIED: Innovative Mass Communication Solutions


Gina Sansivero, VP, Marketing and Corporate Communications at AtlasIED, speaks with me about her new role at Atlas IED. Gina & I speak about all things AtlasIED; what’s new, what’s coming, what to expect at tradeshows, and things she’s hopeful to achieve in the coming year of 2019. Of course we talk about AtlasIED’s roadmap, but […]

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AV Insider — Episode 163: ZOOM: One Consistent Enterprise Experience


Laura Padilla, Head of Business Development & Channel at Zoom, speaks with me about Universal Communication and Collaboration, all things Zoom. We talk about what separates Zoom them from the pack of similar companies providing similar services in UCC. We also cover Zoom rooms, Zoomtopia, and a few AV insider “you can on hear about […]

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AV Insider — Episode 162: Nakymatone: Create music in your unique space, without visual distraction


Eric Nakkila, CEO of Nakymatone, speaks with me about the latest advancements of his invisible loudspeaker company, and the direction moving forward into 2019. We cover everything from new models, what to expect at CEDIA 2019, and more AV Insider secrets that you can only hear on this episode of AV Insider. Podcast: Play in […]

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AV Insider — Episode 161: Technical furniture and mounting systems from Middle Atlantic


Megan Knedler, Director, Product Management — Furniture, speaks with me about Legrand/Middle Atlantic’s forward thinking furniture design in the Pro AV space. We cover everything from ADA compliant furniture, and some AV Insider secrets. Megan shares her talent and passion with us on this episode, and also lends dome foresight into Legrand’s AV Furniture Division; […]

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AV Insider — Episode 160: BenQ: When Color and Video Accuracy Matter Most


Bob Wudeck, Senior Director at BenQ North America, speaks with me about BenQ’s most excellent solutions, specifically in the Monitor & projector space for business solutions and CinePro. We cover everything form accuracy to clarity and performance, which BenQ is known for. We also talk about a few AV Insider firsts, that you can only […]

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AV Insider — Episode 159: Key Digital: Key to System Integration Success – Intelligent Control Selection


Dan O’Donnell, VP of Sales at Key Digital speaks with me about their roots in AV, where Key Digital has expanded into; which is far beyond the birth of the DVD, signal extension and switching. We cover everything from their history, to their future, as well as a few up coming AV Insider firsts, you […]

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