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5 Ways to Automate Systems Design and Quoting Processes

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST By: XTEN-AV Team Behind every successful AV installation is a thoughtful system design devised to achieve a reliable, intuitive, easy-to-maintain and cost-effective solution to the individual needs of the venue. AV integrators and systems designers oversee the needs, analysis, design, installation and management of a project’s audiovisual components. They consider […]

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An IT Degree in an AV World?

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V “A degree in computer science for AV support?” was a question posed in response to a LinkedIn job posting for an AV support engineer (I’m listing only the first five bullet points): Minimum Requirements. The candidate for the position of AV support engineer must meet the following qualifications: Bachelor’s […]

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K-12 Curriculum Leaders Plan Further Spend on Admin Tools: New Futuresource Consulting Research

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By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting EdTech purchase planning in K-12 schools across the USA is likely to deliver a raft of opportunities for technology vendors. Almost all curriculum leads are expecting to buy student-facing software applications, with school information systems (SIS) topping the list. That’s according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, based on […]

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NGA Updates Workspaces With LG Digital Signage Displays, Computer Monitors

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After a complete renovation of its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Governors Association (NGA) now offers staff and visitors comfortable, modern workspaces that include a dozen new LG digital signage displays and nearly 100 LG UltraWide computer monitors that enable new messaging and remote collaboration capabilities. From the lobby to the cafe to conference […]

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A, E, I, V, R and Ohms (And P and W)

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V Alphabet Soup and Math. Not your favorites, I know. I didn’t get all this at once, but I’ll share some things that helped me immensely. First, let’s sort out these letters. Circuits have properties, and we use values to quantify those properties. There are different symbols used depending on […]

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My Thoughts on the ISE London Roadshow

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By Gordon Dutch Re-Sauce Sales & Business Consultancy Ltd As I am sure regular rAVe readers will know, the regular ISE 2021 show in Barcelona planned for February 2021 was initially moved back to June 2021 and then canceled this year due to COVID. Shortly after, ISE announced a series of regional roadshows starting in […]

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ISE 2021: Gordon Dutch Talks PanaCast Hybrid Meeting Products with James Spencer of Jabra

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AV consultant Gordon Dutch od Re-sauce spoke with James Spencer, director of business development EMEA North, Jabra, at ISE 2021 in London. View their discussion below: Products discussed: PanaCast 50 PanaCast 20 Range of Headsets Range of Speakerphones The Panacast 50 is the world’s first new normal intelligent plug-and-play 4K video and soundbar. There is […]

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ISE 2021: Gordon Dutch Makes ISE Detour, Catches HYPERVSN 3D Visuals, Media Wall

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Sam Chagin of Hypervsn chatted with Gordon Dutch, a London-based AV consultant at ISE 2021. Gordon visited Hypervsn’s office, located close to ISE.  View the video below: Products discussed: Hypervsn Media Wall Human Hologram This is the future of digital signage for brands in retail because Hypervsn produces 3D visuals which transports people into a […]

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ISE 2021: Logical Solutions Talks AV Programming Offerings

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Kelechi Aofolaju is the managing director of Logical Solutions at ISE 2021. He spoke with Gordon Dutch, a London-based AV consultant at ISE 2021. View the video below:  Logical Solutions talks about helping integrators with programming needs. The company works in both commercial and residential AV — in the video, Kelechi Aofolaju talks about how […]

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ISE 2021: Gordon Dutch Interviews Denise O’Keeffe of WoopJobs!

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Gordon Dutch caught up with Denise O’Keeffe from WoopJobs! At ISE 2021. View the video below: In the video, Denise said that, initially, the recruitment world got hit like a train. But after the first lockdown, work started to get busy again. WoopJobs! had a lot of great candidates and vacancies so we the company […]

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ISE 2021: Gordon Dutch Tours WolfVision Stand With Jonathan Owen to See Active Learning Solution

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Gordon Dutch, a London-based AV consultant spoke with Jonathan Owen, the solutions architect from WolfVision. Products discussed: Active Learning Solution VZ-8.UHD 4K Visualizer Cynap Core Pro The Active Learning Solution has been used in higher education to create dynamic learning environments as students return to campus. This is also popular in hybrid courtrooms. This product […]

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ISE 2021: Ian Baugh of Panasonic Gives Stand Tour, Talks Business Changes During COVID-19

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Gordon Dutch, a London-based AV consultant spoke with Ian Baugh, the UK distribution channel manager from Panasonic. View It below: Products discussed: The new FRQ projector series The RDQ projector series RQ35 and the RQ50 This year is all about 4K resolution. This product uses quad-pixel technology to create 5K resolution on screens. Panasonic has […]

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ISE 2021: Mark Reynolds, Senior Director EMEA for SnapAV + Control4, Discusses COVID-19 Impacts

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Mark Reynolds, senior director EMEA of SnapAV + Control4, chatted with Gordon Dutch. The companies merged in August of 2019. View it below: Products discussed: OvrC OS 3 18 months ago, SnapAV and Control4 merged to create a one-stop shop for anchoring on their two technology platforms (OvrC and OS 3). Integrators can manage an […]

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ISE 2021: Gordon Dutch and Mark Coombes of NewTek Discuss COVID-19, ISE Turnout and More

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London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch talks with Mark Coombes of Newtek about the in-person show. Mark discussed NewTek’s commitment to working with clients and partners as recovery happens after Covid. NewTek focuses on video-over-IP solutions. Mark said NewTek will have lots of new products coming out in the next twelve months.

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ISE 2021: Gordon Dutch Interviews Owen Ellis of AV User Group

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London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch talks with Owen Ellis from the AV User Group. View it below: The group represents end users in the audiovisual industry. They offer membership levels in the higher ed and corporate retail sectors. The group operates in the UK, North America and in Asia as well. Those interested in the […]

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ISE 2021: Andrew Dowsett of Barco Explains Why Its Stand Looks a Little Different This Year

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London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch and Andrew Dowsett from Barco met up to discuss the differences between pre-coronavirus Barco booths versus today. Andrew discussed Barco presentations happening later in the day such as “The Future of Virtualizations” discussion, which covered where AV tech will go post-COVID and the future of technology Barco offers. Andrew also […]

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ISE 2021: Wendy Griffiths of CEDIA Details Importance of In-Person Events for Gordon Dutch

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London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch and Wendy Griffiths, the VP of engagement and global development and from CEDIA, met up to discuss the returning normality of live events and the need for in-person professional gatherings. View it below: CEDIA Expo is gearing up in Indianapolis as well as the CEDIA Tech Summit in London. Wendy […]

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ISE 2021: Hubert Van Doorne Showcases BrightSign and Nexmosphere Stand With Interactive Demos

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London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch met up with Hubert Van Doorne, the business development director from Nexmosphere at ISE London 2021. Nexmosphere is a developer of interactive digital signage. View it below: Products discussed: Collaboration with BrightSign, Interactive Digital Signage Displays and tech In this demo, they showcase motion-sensor technology that allows you to hold […]

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ISE 2021: Tony Leedham of Ashton Bentley Gives Stand Tour, Talks Interconnect Kit, Bose VB1 and More

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London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch joined Tony Leedham, director of Ashton Bentley at the ISE 2021 stop in London. View it below: Products discussed: Interconnect Kit Bose VB1 Logitech Rally Bar These systems allow for the extension of USBC laptops over 30 meters over a single network cable to a display or video bar. You […]

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ISE 2021: Jake Rowland Gives Tour of Igloo Stand, Shows Igloo Immersive Workspace

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London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch is back, this time with Jake Rowland, head of business development from Igloo Vision. Igloo creates immersive shared spaces in the entertainment and workspace sector. View it below: Products discussed: Igloo Immersive Workspace They demoed the immersive workspace, which contains 4K projectors. The home screen has a customizable layout so […]

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ISE 2021: John Hooker of Lang UK Gives a Booth Tour at London Show

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At this booth, London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch talks with John Hooker, the managing director of Lang UK at the ISE 2021 stop in London. This show took place at the London Road Show Live. View it below: Products Discussed: Barco G100-W22: Brightest single-chip project, just recently launched. Offers a transparent display. Great for system […]

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Sustainability — Sustaining the Humans

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V Sustainability. Sometimes it’s about sustaining the humans. When designing an audiovisual system, we often discover that our main challenge is the actual room. Crazy, isn’t it? We try and work around and implement, as best we can, a technology solution when maybe a better solution could involve a lot […]

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Professional Power Amplifiers — A Market in Recovery

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By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting The professional power amplifiers market, and professional audio in general, has been an area of long-term market growth. Despite the rise of powered speakers, the amplifiers market has continued to see regular replacements and new opportunities over recent years, driven by innovation and demand at a macro level. However, moving […]

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Audio and HDMI Pioneer, Hagai Gefen, Dies

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By: Naftali Feniger Hagai Gefen passed away suddenly at his home in Malibu, California on June 8. His wishes were to be buried next to his mother at Hamaapil Kibutz cemetery in Israel. Hagai leaves behind his wife, Jill, and their three sons, Noah, Ari and Ilan. After having completed his military service in the […]

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Professional Audio in AV — Emerging From a Pandemic

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James Kirby Futuresource Consulting The professional audio market has traditionally been an area of long-term growth, driven by macro factors and innovation across a range of vertical and product segments. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 came as an unprecedented shock to the industry, negatively impacting many of the industries which previously provided long-term growth for […]

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Help Re-Sauce Out by Taking This Survey!

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Are you attending any of the ISE roadshows this summer? Are travel restrictions permitting you from going to these shows? These are just a few of the questions our friends over at AV consulting company Re-Sauce are asking. Re-Sauce is conducting a survey to gauge people’s feelings about live events coming back — and they […]

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The Changing Face of the Corporate Workspace

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By Adam Cox Futuresource Consulting 2020 was a tumultuous year and one that will cast a long shadow over almost every aspect of our lives. For many of those normally working in offices, one of the most significant changes has been being forced to work from home as most countries around the world went through […]

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Rapid Shift to Distance Learning Drives Surge in Demand for Mobile Computing Solutions in Higher Ed

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By Claire Kerrison Futuresource Consulting The outbreak of COVID-19 forced higher education campuses across the world to adopt distance learning overnight. “The education technology industry has been one of the few to witness growth as a direct result of COVID-19,” said Claire Kerrison, senior market analyst, Futuresource Consulting. “This is reflected in the Futuresource Higher […]

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Which Key Verticals Will Drive Recovery for the Commercial Audio Market?

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By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting The professional audio market has traditionally been an area of long-term growth, driven by macro factors and innovation across a range of vertical and product segments. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 came as an unprecedented shock to the industry. Against the backdrop of canceled events and closed public spaces, many […]

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A Flexible Approach to a Hybrid Working Environment

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By Brian Rhatigan Almo Pro A/V Whether you have recently attended Almo’s E4v learning experience or have been keeping up on industry topic discussions — undoubtedly conversations about what the return to the physical office will look like have been in the forefront. If you are like me, you probably feel there are more questions […]

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