rAVe Team

rAVe Team

rAVe Publications

Is There a Place for Smartphones in Professional Video Production?

iphone-gimbal-1119.png

By Chris Evans Futuresource Consulting Another year, another iPhone. And with Google’s latest handset, the Pixel 4, unveiled only weeks later, the benchmark for all flagship smartphones has been set for the next year. In recent years, the latest upgrades have placed an emphasis on smartphones’ imaging capabilities. Innovations have brought us multiple camera modules, […]

Read more

Why AV Integrators Absolutely Need to Be Thinking About Content Creation

Mvix-DigitalSignageContentCreation.jpg

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MVIX By Lillyan Wamaitha Marketing Manager, Mvix In the past, clients would come to integrators knowing precisely what they wanted. They’d ask for specific monitor “A,” speaker “B” and microphone “C.” They knew what their creation was to be; they only needed an AV integrator for the hardware. Today, things […]

Read more

Higher Education Embraces Laser Projection

Casio-LampFree-feat.jpg

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM CASIO By Wayne Borg Marketing Manager, Casio Projectors remain the best display option for the larger screens needed in college and university classrooms. But move over, lamp-projectors — with the introduction of Casio LampFree projectors that use lasers and LEDs as a light source instead of lamps, you can now […]

Read more

Cisco, Microsoft Teams and Zoom Will Be Totally Interoperable by Mid-2020!

Zoom_Cisco_Microsoft_blog.jpg

By Chris Mcintyre-Brown Associate Director, Futuresource Consulting As video conferencing solutions proliferate, remote working continues to rise and the number of inter-company video conferences increases, a lack of system interoperability has become a major pain point for many users. Internally focused video conferences are less problematic, as everyone is familiar with their system of choice. However, once […]

Read more

Five Things to Look For in Your Next KVM Switch

tvONE-Magenta-Pathfinder.jpg

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM tvONE By Mark Trevena Global Communications and Training Manager, tvONE KVM switches can vastly improve your efficiency, keep your PCs safe and secure, and de-clutter workstation desks — all great benefits unless you choose a KVM that doesn’t support the features that today’s users demand. When you are choosing […]

Read more

Top Five Things to Make Your Digital Signage Content Memorable

almoDSfeat.png

By Jim Nista Almo Pro A/V For digital signage, everything about your content, including design, motion and messaging all go into making a memorable experience for your viewers. There’s no one right set of rules, since digital signage is used for everything from interactive wayfinding to menu boards, design guidelines vary. Creating memorable content for […]

Read more

What Education and Professional Development Should AV Integrators Be Pursuing to Survive and Thrive in a Post-Convergence World?

professional-development-training-0919.png

By Brian Rhatigan Director of Business Development, Almo Pro A/V One thing I can say with certainty about the industry we work in is that change is constant. While basic foundations like flat panel displays, projectors and amplifiers, for example, remain stable, the way in which they are used and the way in which we […]

Read more

Why AI Will Make Collaboration Experts of Us All

ai-collaboration2-0819.png

By Kelly Bousman Sr. Vice President, Marketing, AVI-SPL Editor’s note: Seventeen unified communications (UC), video and collaboration leaders from Fortune 500 and large enterprises met at AVI-SPL’s 2018 Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meeting and a subset of six CAB members met over three months in 2019, to envision AI’s role in improving collaboration and meetings. […]

Read more

Integrate 2019 is Next Week – Hear Direct From the Event Producers on What To Look Out For

Integrate2019-HearDirectFromEventProducers.jpg

By Stephanie Bleakley, Marketing Manager Integrate Expo, Diversified Communications Australia Get ready to think beyond and lose yourself in the technology of tomorrow at Integrate 2019. Integrate is Australia’s leading event dedicated to helping businesses harness the power of AV technology to transform customer experiences, and it is returning for three show stopping days to […]

Read more

Projectors: The Big Picture in Government and Education Technologies

Optoma-BigPictureinGovtEduTechnologies.jpg

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM OPTOMA TECHNOLOGY INC. By Jon Grodem, Sr. Director, Planning & Strategy Optoma Technology, Inc. At first glance, the AV needs of government and higher education spaces seem to be vastly different. To think that the hardware used in a control and command center or government training room can be […]

Read more

The Merging of Technology and Humanity

MergingTechnologyHumanity.jpg

By Stephanie Bleakley, Marketing Manager Integrate Expo, Diversified Communications Australia Two decades ago, the idea of smartphones and connected wearable devices was science fiction. So what will we see in the next 20 years as the gap between technology and humans shortens even further? Integrate speaker Alex James, head of strategy for PhD Media Australia […]

Read more

A VARs Guide to Handling Digital Signage Client Concerns

Mvix-GuidetoHandlingDSContentConcerns-1.jpg

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MVIX By Lillyan Wamaitha Marketing Manager, Mvix Digital signage is at a point where it sells itself, especially for larger organizations. However, a good number of small to medium-sized businesses are yet to understand the full value of digital signage. They can’t fully justify the cost, especially for services […]

Read more

Cybersecurity Advice (for the AV Industry) from Robert Mueller

cybersecurity-0819.png

By Paul Konikowski On June 24, 2019, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller III testified before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee about his team’s Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. Throughout most of the day, Mueller kept his answers brief and referenced the report. Oftentimes, he […]

Read more

Another View on Biamp Buying Community and Apart Speaker Brands

biampcommapart.jpg

By James Kirby Industry Analyst, Futuresource Consulting Yet further consolidation has hit the professional audio markets, with Biamp’s acquisition of the Community and Apart loudspeaker brands. This follows a consolidation trend which Futuresource has being reporting on for some time, with pro audio moving further away from the independent, family-run industry it once was. This announcement […]

Read more

Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from Zoom, Logitech and Draper

irvan-smith-5eBW5GomfhY-unsplash-0719.png

By Paul Konikowski, CTS-D Last week was a big week for cybersecurity news pertaining to the audiovisual industry. Vulnerabilities in Zoom’s Mac desktop client were disclosed, hijacking flaws in Logitech’s Unifying USB dongles hit the mainstream and Draper, Inc. announced that its computer systems and communications networks were being held hostage by ransomware. Let’s take […]

Read more

Learn How Diversity Will Ignite Growth in the AV Industry

charmaine-torruella-0619.png

Charmaine Torruella puts the power in empower. For more than 18 years, this passionate problem solver has helped IT and AV clients collaborate and build community. As Verrex’s global services account manager, Torruella provides the structural and technological roadmaps to support global growth. Integral to her mission of delivering exceptional experiences is expanding opportunities for […]

Read more

The Reality of 8K

editorial1-8K-headerimage.png

By Jonathan Brawn, CTS, DSCE, DSDE, DSNE, DCME, ISF-C It seems like just yesterday we saw the launch of the new 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) spec that was set to revolutionize the display industry. Boasting four times the effective resolution of our then state-of-the-art 1080p FHD (full high definition), this new technology was supposedly […]

Read more

Audiovisual Solutions for Digital Signage: A Basic Guide for AV Specialists

incheon-airport-digital-signage.gif

By Daniel Waldron Head of Content, Armagard Audiovisual equipment forms the foundation of any digital signage application. Screens, media players and software are integral to bringing digital signage networks to life, which is why choosing the right audiovisual solutions for digital signage installations is crucial. Every digital signage application is different, but the basic audiovisual […]

Read more

IGMP and the Quirky Querier

1-800px-IGMP_Snooping_Example_-_en-0419.jpg

By Erik Indresøvde AV Target Network configuration is a key consideration when deploying AV over IP, so if you’re in the AV industry, you should probably familiarize yourself with the terms “Multicast“and “IGMP” sooner rather than later. Multicast is basically a group communication where a single stream of data is addressed to a group of […]

Read more

Why the Future Will Be So Bright: Trends Affecting the Lighting Sector

lighting-trends-0419.png

By Satish Agrawal CEO, Bambu Vault This year will be an exciting time for the lightning industry as it leverages the latest technology to innovate LED design, color, wavelength, energy efficiency and more. All indications point to healthy growth for the lighting industry in 2019 and the next few years. Several factors are contributing to […]

Read more

The Best Design for Digital Signage

Demo-image-0219.jpg

By Graham Gilhooley Senior Creative at 20/20 Productions When it comes to digital signage, it’s easy to get hung up on the latest innovations. But while investing in new technology is certainly important, to really get the most out of digital signage, good design is key. Digital signage lends itself to engaging and captivating displays […]

Read more

Expand Your Reach with SYNNEX Financial Services

SYNNEX-FinancialServices.jpg

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM SYNNEX By Diane Maefs Vice President of Financial Services, SYNNEX Corporation SYNNEX Financial Services allows resellers and vendors to challenge, change, shake up, evolve and – most importantly – disrupt their current way of doing business. Providing robust financial services that help support your business is one of the […]

Read more

Five Powerful Uses That Have Put Digital Wayfinding On The Map

wayfinding-1118.gif

By Dominic Hinchliffe Sales Manager, TrouDigital Traditional wayfinding can be observed in every walk of life: from colleges to hospitals and city centers to parks. Wayfinding helps individuals to simply get from point A to point B. However, the popularity of proprietary digital wayfinding solutions over the last few years can provide businesses with so […]

Read more