Megan A. Dutta

Megan A. Dutta

Megan A. Dutta is the director of emerging markets at rAVe [LAVNCH]. Contact her at You can find her on Twitter at

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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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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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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Kinly Partners with Utelogy to Bolster Remote Management and Monitoring Capabilities


Kinly has entered into an agreement of a strategic partnership with workplace software specialist Utelogy. The partnership is designed to strengthen Kinly’s value proposition with the addition of agnostic, non-intrusive remote management software that pre-empts and solves issues, without impacting the end-user. Not only does the software provide automated remote diagnostics and room readiness capabilities, […]

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ZeeVee Joins PSNI Global Alliance


ZeeVee has joined the PSNI Global Alliance as a Global Preferred Vendor Partner (PVP). “We carefully vet all prospective Preferred Vendor Partners (PVP) that play a crucial role in serving our varied clientele with resources and expertise for merging systems that cover IT, security, environmental control, managed services and AV/UCC solutions and services,” said Tom […]

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What Do You Need to Know About Virtual Production?


As evidenced at InfoComm 2022, virtual production is quickly becoming a popular topic for AV professionals. On July 19 at 2 p.m. ET, Megan A. Dutta will be joined by virtual production experts Akintayo Adewole, creative technologist at DRKR PXLS, and Anji Corley, Vū’s head of academic and workforce development, to discuss the fundamentals of […]

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Cory Schaeffer: A Legacy of Help, A Legacy of Change


By Dan Ferrisi, Editor in Chief, Commercial Integrator As commercial AV has matured, it has become increasingly clear that ours is an industry not of technology, per se, but of people. At our best, commercial AV professionals are committed to creating experiences that tell compelling stories and leave indelible memories. In that way, the technologies […]

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Cory Schaeffer Looks Back on Her AV Career


As many of you know, industry icon Cory Schaeffer is set to retire at the end of the month. In her honor, rAVe has partnered with AVNation and Commercial Integrator in this video interview of her ProAV career. Schaeffer has spent over 30 years in the AV industry, most recently as director of alliances and ecosystems […]

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AV Pros Share Their Appreciation for Cory Schaeffer


As many of you know, industry icon Cory Schaeffer is set to retire at the end of the month. In her honor, rAVe has partnered with AVNation, Commercial Integrator and #AVTweeps like you to share Schaeffer’s impact on the industry. Here’s what AV professionals had to say about her legacy.        

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CompTIA Welcomes Four Executives to its Board of Directors


Four executives with vast experience in a range of disciplines and markets, from cybersecurity and technology services to human resources and talent development, have joined the CompTIA Board of Directors. Joining the CompTIA board are Jabu Dayton, founder and CEO of the consulting firm Jabu HR; John C. Malonson, senior cybersecurity manager for Raytheon Technologies’ […]

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InfoComm 2022 Preview: The Digitization of Our Physical World


Ahead of InfoComm 2022, LAVNCH [CODE] and AVIXA will present a one-hour LAVNCH & LEARN titled “The Digitization of Our Physical World“. The event will be held on May 23 at 1 p.m. EDT. To kick off the session, Megan A. Dutta will be joined by AVIXA’s Lauren Moore to highlight emerging trends at InfoComm […]

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AVIXA Women’s Council Launches Rosie Riveters Initiative


The AVIXA Women’s Council has partnered with Rosie Riveters, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization built on the premise that innovation is cultivated where experimentation is encouraged, and that failure is not in conflict with success, but a necessary and crucial part of it. Watch the video below to learn more about the AVIXA Women’s Council Rosie […]

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Women in Consumer Technology to Host Leadership Coaching Event


Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) is hosting “A Day of Discovery”—an energizing conference to introduce the professional benefits of leadership coaching—on June 16, at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Innovation House in Washington, D.C. The full-day event will start at 10 a.m. and will feature empowering keynotes from Becky Magnotta of Homestead Coaching and Consulting […]

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Shure Brings Premium Audio to PSNI Global Meeting at ISE 2022


The PSNI Global Alliance has named Shure as the official audio provider for PSNI’s annual global meeting at ISE 2022. A Global Preferred Vendor Partner for the Alliance, Shure will provide its Microflex Complete Wireless (MXCW) Conference System to enable discussions during the off-site meeting. This solution combines microphone, loudspeaker, interpretation audio and user controls […]

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Starin to Host Fundraiser at InfoComm 2022


Starin, with the help of DTEN, is raising funds for Silver State Service Dogs of Nevada to donate a service animal to a military veteran or first responder at InfoComm 2022. “Service dogs are life-changing companions for those in need — whether they’re service members with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), children with autism spectrum disorder […]

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Control Concepts Bolsters Software Development Team


As Control Concepts continues its quest to redefine its identity as an AV software developer serving manufacturers, software providers and integrators with their API integration needs, the company has added AV programmer Jonathan Chaidez to its software development team as a systems programmer. Chaidez joins Control Concepts with six years of AV industry experience spanning […]

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Telecine Launches FinFacts Digital Signage Content Subscription Service


Telecine Multimedia has launched a new digital signage content subscription service. This new service is designed bring high-quality, attractive, and informative content for in-branch customer messaging and communications. FinFacts provides a content library built around everyday banking information and guidance, adapted from FDIC material that’s already fully appropriate and approved for bank marketing and customer […]

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PSNI to Live Stream Supersummit End User Panel


PSNI Global Alliance is set to open its technology end user panel at the annual PSNI Supersummit event to the public this year, giving insight into the future of the workplace from a high-profile end-use speaker perspective. The global AV/UCC network, which has organized the traditionally Alliance-exclusive event for the past 15-years, will stream this […]

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Crestron to Acquire Camera and Intelligent Video Technology from 1 Beyond


Crestron is set to acquire the intelligent video technology developed by 1 Beyond. According to the companies, the integration of this technology will strengthen the Crestron ecosystem and core competency in videoconferencing, AV and control and automation for collaboration rooms of all sizes, styles and purposes. “To enable productive and effective hybrid meetings, the modern […]

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Announcing LAVNCH [CODE]’s Inaugural Out of This World Experiences Awards


The LAVNCH [CODE] team is proud to announce the inaugural Out of This World Experiences Awards! These awards will highlight next-level experiences—the ones that absolutely blow your mind and use technology in new and creative ways. “Technology can make or break an experience. We’re looking for the most creative installations of technology, the ones that […]

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Mentoring Matters: Find Out Why in this Girl Boss LAVNCH & LEARN


According to a study by Odyssey Mentoring, people who mentor typically earn $25,000 a year in additional compensation, on average, then do people who do not mentor. In the final episode of our Girl Boss series—held on March 14 at 1 p.m. ET—Megan A. Dutta will be joined by Cory Schaeffer and Carol Campbell to […]

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Crestron Intros Fully Tunable LED Light Fixtures to 
Support Improved Health and Wellness in the Home


Crestron has introduced new LED Light Fixtures created to meet the design, intelligence, elegance and customization that homeowners demand; the new fully tunable light fixtures add real-time personalized lighting control fit into the Crestron Home operating system.  Through the Crestron Home platform, users have full control of the color of their lights including hue, saturation, […]

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