Megan A. Dutta

Megan A. Dutta

Megan A. Dutta is the director of emerging markets at rAVe [LAVNCH]. Contact her at megan@theraveagency.com. You can find her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MeganADutta.

Q-SYS to Support Spatial Audio for Microsoft Teams Rooms

Q-SYS software-based Platform drives elevated experiences for hybrid meeting spaces Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 31, 2023) – Q-SYS is pleased to support spatial audio capabilities for Microsoft Teams Rooms, including Signature Teams Rooms. For systems utilizing certified Q-SYS audio, video and control processing in Teams Rooms environments, users can now experience spatial audio allowing the […]

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Control Concepts Joins Q-SYS Developer Partner Program

Control Concepts has joined the Q-SYS Developer Partner Program. This program supports the rapid deployment of Q-SYS plugins and API integrations on behalf of Q-SYS Technology Partners. The collaboration among Ecosystem partners enables them to create market-ready certified or verified solutions that integrate seamlessly with Q-SYS, a cloud-manageable audio, video and control Platform. “Control Concepts […]

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Women in Consumer Technology Adds New Advisory Board Members

Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) has added two new members to its advisory board. Amanda “Mandy” Beckner, CEDIA’s vice president of education and training, and Norma Garcia-Muro, vice president of marketing at Kaleidescape. This bring the board’s total to 16 members, including founder Carol Campbell. The advisory board counsels WiCT on its education, coaching and […]

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Q-SYS to Support Spatial Audio for Microsoft Teams Rooms

Q-SYS now supports spatial audio capabilities for Microsoft Teams Rooms, including Signature Teams Rooms. For systems utilizing certified Q-SYS audio, video and control processing in Teams Rooms environments, users can now experience spatial audio allowing the audio of the remote participants to come from the direction of where the specific person talking is located on […]

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Userful’s AV Services Platform Certified for LG webOS 6.0

Userful Corp. has been working with LG Business Solutions USA to certify system integration, proving compatibility between Userful’s next-generation platform and LG webOS Signage, including its latest version webOS 6.0. The integration of Userful’s uClient for LG webOS Signage onto webOS enabled commercial displays means customers are ensured an IT solution for enterprise AV applications […]

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How to Explore Barcelona at ISE 2023

With ISE 2023 fast approaching, AV professionals from around the globe are planning on descending in Barcelona. The show, quite obviously, is the main attraction. However, there is so much more to do in Barcelona itself. “Barcelona is more than a city: it is a lifestyle, different from that of any other European capital,” said […]

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PILOT 2023 Innovation Challenge Deadline Approaching

PILOT 2023 Innovation Challenge is seeking startups and growing companies providing solutions to some of the key challenges and opportunities facing broadcasters over the next two to three years. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 3, 5 p.m. ET. The challenge is specifically seeking products or prototypes that align with three focus areas of […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Goodyer on the Formation of WAVIT

Women in AV/IT (WAVIT) officially launched on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2022. Founded by and for women, the group’s primary purpose is to strive for gender equality in the AV/IT industries and recruit and retain women in the industry. We sat down with Jennifer Goodyer, CTS, one of the organization’s founders and sales manager at RTSales, […]

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Industry Leaders Launch Women in AV/IT

A group of powerful industry leaders have gathered to form Women in AV/IT (WAVIT), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering women in the AV and IT industries through education, representation, and inclusion. “The idea came to us a few years ago during a virtual happy hour. We were discussing how women make […]

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Control Concepts Hires Jen Edelstein

Control Concepts has expanded its development team with the hiring of industry veteran and residential expert Jen Edelstein. “As we partner with more manufacturers and control system platforms in all areas of the AV industry to provide solutions that address the need for ease of control, programming and API integration in the form of modules, […]

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The Inside Scoop on Userful’s Ecosystem Partner Program

Userful recently announced its new Ecosystem Partner Program. The program is designed to strengthen the integration and interoperability between Userful and leading companies to deliver enhanced solutions for mission-critical environments. We sat down with Robert Huijsmans, chief operating officer at Userful to discuss the program’s genesis, future and more. rAVe: You recently announced the Userful […]

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rAVe January Temperature Check: Now Closed

Welcome to the first edition of the rAVe Monthly Temp Check. Each month, we’ll be putting out a new survey on our site and our socials (keep your eyes peeled) to gauge your thoughts on the hottest ProAV topics. The survey is now closed — keep an eye out for next month’s temperature check! BONUS: […]

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23 Things AV Manufacturers Have Planned For 2023

A new year has begun. 2023 will usher in a chance for the ProAV industry to create, innovate and grow. We spoke with 23 different manufacturers—like AtlasIED, Shure and Legrand—to see what’s on they have in store for the year ahead. Here’s what they had to say… Atlona celebrates its 20th anniversary with the launch […]

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Holiday Wishes from rAVe [TV]

On the last episode of rAVe [TV] for 2022, our pal Mark Coxon wrote an original holiday jingle for hosts Steph Beckett and Gary Kayye. Watch the video below to see the holiday wishes, which includes a shout-out to our sponsors Legrand I AV and Shure! rAVe [TV] will be back on January 4, 2023. […]

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Top Tech Gifts for 2022

They say it’s better to give than to receive—and I agree! There is nothing that makes my heart happier than handing someone the perfect present and watching the joy rush over their face as they open it. Of course I had to ask the community to give their input on the top tech gifts for […]

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WiCT Extends Legacy Award Submission Deadline

Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) has extended the submission deadline for its annual Legacy Awards until November 22. The awards, held annually, celebrate inspirational women who are pioneers in the consumer technology field. “Who are the women in our industry that have inspired you? Who do you want to emulate in your career? These are […]

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Solutionz Inc. Acquires Spinitar

Solutionz, Inc., a Fernandez Holdings (FHI) portfolio company, has purchased AV systems design and integration firm, Spinitar. Solutionz is an AV integrator and services provider specializing in custom project design, implementation and comprehensive maintenance plans. Since 1986, Spinitar has been designing, building and supporting high-performance work and learning environments for customers throughout the world. “We’re […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Trade Show Experiences

Trade shows can be expensive — and you want to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. Find out how to do just that in a free LAVNCH & LEARN, “Best Practices for Trade Show Management”, on Nov. 9 at 2:00 p.m. EST. “Trade shows require a large investment, both in terms […]

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What a Difference a Year Makes

The internet is ablaze with articles and social media posts about “quiet quitting.” Essentially, workers are doing the job they are paid to do (no more, no less) and the corporate overlords are losing their minds. It’s basically an extension of the “act your wage” concept — you’re there to perform specific functions during business […]

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Join Us for a Fact-Based Supply Chain Discussion

Are you sick of supply chain issues and wondering when they will end? Join Gary Kayye as he leads a panel of AV professionals in a fact-based discussion on the supply chain crisis and when product shortages will be solved during LAVNCH WEEK 6. “The problematic supply chain is important to all of us, because […]

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Learn to Create a Successful PR Strategy from Industry Experts

Public relations (PR) is necessary for any company — but what do you do if your company can’t fit PR into the budget? On Wednesday, Oct. 12, experts from some of the top AV-industry PR firms will share tips and tricks for a successful public relations strategy. During an informative LAVNCH & LEARN — moderated […]

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Seervision Suite Now Integrates with Shure Ceiling Array Microphones

Seervision has entered a technical collaboration with Shure to offer an integration of Seervision Suite and Shure’s ceiling array microphones. This collaboration enables users bundling Seervision’s AI-powered camera automation software with Shure’s microphones to create adaptive and autonomous videoconferences and events that enhance the hybrid meeting experience for both remote and in-person participants. “We are […]

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Pearl Tech Hosts Successful 2nd Annual Showcase

Earlier this week, #AVTweeps descended upon the Peoria Riverfront Museum for the Second Annual Pearl Technology Showcase. Over 150 AV professionals gathered to check out the latest ProAV solutions from companies like AtlasIED, Q-SYS, Absen, Sonance, Top Shelf Digital Media and more. “This year’s Showcase was a success,” proclaimed Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I, senior vice […]

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5 Things to Expect at CEDIA Expo 2022

CEDIA Expo 2022 is almost here. The event – held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Dallas, TX – will bring together residential audiovisual experts from around the country. Here are five things you can expect at the 2022 show. 1. An Action-Packed CEDIA Expo Floor As with many shows, the in-person CEDIA Expo was […]

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HETMA Announces Prism Scholarship Recipients

The Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance (HETMA) has announced the recipients of the Prism Scholarship. HETMA, with the support of AVIXA, created the Prism Scholarship to support the growth of underrepresented communities within the U.S. higher education technology workforce. The intent of the Prism Scholarship is to encourage women, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, disabled […]

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Q-SYS Delivers Mass-Scale Experiences to Resorts World Las Vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas, the first integrated resort to be built on the Strip in over a decade, has partnered with Q-SYS to create “amazing” experiences for patrons in its luxury suites, event spaces and common areas. The Q-SYS Platform delivers a software-based solution that supports large-scale centralized processing comprised of over 2,000 end points […]

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CompTIA: Market Shifts Keep Tech Vendor Partner Programs Evolving

Relationships between technology vendors and their channel partners are on solid footing even as they work through issues related to compensation, communication and technical support, according to new research from CompTIA. Two-thirds of IT businesses surveyed for CompTIA’s “Partner Experience Trends 2022” characterize their current vendor partnerships as “very strong, growing in engagement” or “strong, […]

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Datapath Founders Reminisce About Company History

Datapath is continuing its 40th birthday celebrations by interviewing the company’s founding members. In the video below, Tony Jones, Brett Butcher and Steve De’Ath discuss the origins of the company and what it was like in the “early days”.  Click here to read more about Datapath’s founding.

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AtlasIED Collabs with Control Concepts on Atmosphere System Capabilities

AtlasIED has collaborated with Control Concepts to make the company’s Atmosphere system even easier to integrate with other manufacturers’ products through a single interface. The availability of third-party control modules and drivers—developed by Control Concepts for Crestron, AMX and Extron control platforms—provide expanded capabilities and added ease of integration. In addition to the control options […]

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Blacks in Technology to Host Annual Conference at Disney World in October

Blacks In Technology (BIT) will host its 4th annual conference, BITCON 2022: A Tech Conference for the Culture, for Black IT professionals, entrepreneurs, gamers and afro-futurists, at Disney World this year on October 26-28. The in-person conference will feature global brands, world-class speakers, and business leaders. The 50-plus speaker lineup will be led by writer, […]

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Pearl Technology to Host Annual Showcase on September 12

Pearl Technology will host its 2nd Annual Showcase on Monday, Sept. 12 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in Peoria, IL. “Last year’s inaugural Showcase was valuable for our customers and partners alike,” said Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I, senior vice president at Pearl Technology. “We’re very much looking forward to building on that success at this […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 6 Sponsorship Opportunities Available

LAVNCH WEEK is back and better than ever with LAVNCH WEEK 6! Held virtually Oct. 24-27, this is the must-attend event for ProAV professionals. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the industry’s #1 virtual event — watch the video below to learn more about sponsoring LAVNCH WEEK 6. “LAVNCH WEEK has been the ProAV industry’s flagship […]

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