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What’s In Store for 2015?

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By Digital Screenmedia Association Millennials controlling 70 percent of the spending power in the U.S. creates vast uncertainty amongst retailers; but with the strongest economy in years, optimism prevails as we begin 2015. For many retailers, the millennial consumer is an enigma: they are more suspicious of who to trust and yet, more likely to […]

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Samsung, Oculus and the Other “Rift”

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Oculus (the Facebook-owned virtual reality company) has teamed up with Samsung to create the Gear VR Innovator Edition, a development kit for mobile virtual reality. Leveraging only the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 (Samsung will have to do additional engineering work to make the new Innovator Edition work with other phones), the Gear VR Innovator Edition […]

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Ten Years: Pro AV Integrators in a Networked World

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By Bob Snyder Editor, rAVe Europe Editor’s Note: This story was taken from our European publication (rAVe Europe) from last week’s issue. Wow, it doesn’t seem long ago but rAVe EUROPE is finishing 10 years of publishing with its original tagline still in place: pro AV integrators in a networked world. Ten years on and […]

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Recently from rAVe’s BlogSquad

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Mark Coxon: Twas the Night Before Christmas — Smart Home Edition Curt Robbins: Streaming Media Stick Wars Mark Coxon: “Stay in Your Box” and Other Bad Ideas Curt Robbins: North Korean Cyberterrorism: You’re Unprepared Corey Moss: Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak – Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo Lee Distad: Seasons Greetings And Client Outreach Mike Lutrell: The […]

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Goodbye to 2014

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By David Danto IMCCA As the end of the year is quickly approaching it’s time for me to write my holiday blog for the IMCCA. Three years ago I wrote some funny New Year’s resolutions for our industry. Two years ago I focused on some funny predictions. (Remember the one about the entire country of […]

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Four Key Factors to a Good Interactive Experience

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By Jessica Glynn Marketing, Reality Interactive Are you considering adding digital touch-points to your retail location? It’s not enough to just add an interactive experience, the experience needs to be done right. But what separates good interactive experience from not-so-good interactive experiences? Just like any other retail design project, there are four key factors to […]

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Australian Hospital Finds Its Way with Digital Signage

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Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) is the largest-ever public health infrastructure project and one of the largest research facilities in Australia. Command Australia, with 22MILES, was contracted to design a full interactive wayfinding solution, with a true in-house management capability, for this eight-building healthcare complex. The end solution’s feedbacks surpassed all expectations. Background After almost […]

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Networked AV in Depth: Securing AV Devices

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By Tim Kridel Special to InfoComm International Videoconferences frequently include confidential information, so the last thing clients want is someone eavesdropping. Meanwhile, digital signage done right can attract lots of eyeballs, which actually makes it attractive to hackers looking to embarrass a company by putting inappropriate content on-screen. “Digital signage content is increasingly Web-based; the […]

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cAValry Rides – Episode 2: A Dysfunctional rAVe Family Thanksgiving

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Join cAValry Riders Mark Coxon, Corey Moss and Chuck Espinoza with their guests the Cross-Country Three: Gina Sansivero, Johnny Mota and Scott Tiner. In this episode: “A Dysfunctional rAVe Family Thanksgiving,” listen as: Mark leads the charge Corey goes all five boroughs (of New York) Chuck chugs a beer (listen for the cheers) Gina “rAVes” about Matt Scott’s hair Johnny brings the wine country […]

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RTI Hires Scott Kelley as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) announced this month that Scott Kelley is joining the company as vice president of sales and marketing. In his new position, Kelley will be responsible for RTI’s global sales and marketing organization, with a focus on growing RTI to the next level and driving increased brand awareness in the consumer and […]

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Huge Displays Light Up Canadian Retailer

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Gridcast helped design and develop one of the largest indoor LED display implementations within the Canadian retail industry for fashion retailer, Holt Renfrew. The application has been described as a one-of-a-kind digital canvas or façade wall that reflects the unique architectural styling envisioned in the re-design of Holt Renfrew’s store location at Yorkdale Mall in […]

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DisplaySearch: Strong Growth in Public Display Shipments Forecast for 2015

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The global large-screen public flat-panel display (FPD) market is rebounding after declines in 2012 and flat growth in 2013. According the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly FPD Public Display Shipment and Forecast Report, the market is expected to grow 14 percent in 2014 and 27 percent in 2015, as economies gradually recover from the global economic downturn. […]

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Panel Makers LCD TV Target Growing by Only 3 Percent in 2015, as They Shift to Larger Sizes

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We collect business plans of TV panel makers in the Quarterly LCD TV Value Chain & Insight Report, and the current 2015 target is 257M, up only 3 percent Y/Y from 2014, which is 249M, as described in the Quarterly Large-Area TFT Panel Shipment Report. However, 2015 will show strong area growth, as large panels […]

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InfoComm: Wireless AV: What’s the Best Way to Do It?

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By Tim Kridel Special to InfoComm International Cutting the cord can be a great way to eliminate trip hazards, add network connectivity to a new camera or display or eliminate an unsightly rat’s nests of cables. But going wireless can also create headaches if the design and execution aren’t spot-on. The AV industry has a […]

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Three Questions to Ask About Your Digital Signage Content

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By Frank Kenna President and CEO, The Marlin Company I write a lot about digital signage content because that’s what digital signage is all about — getting the right content in front of your employees. Here are three high-level questions to help you figure out how good your content is (or isn’t). 1. How relevant […]

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Large Area TFT Panel Shipments Expected to Reach 718 Million in 2014

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TFT LCD panel suppliers are expanding their business plans this year, as the market demand for key applications grows. According to the latest DisplaySearch Quarterly Large-Area TFT Panel Shipment Report, TFT panel suppliers are forecast to ship 718 million large area (9” and larger) panels in 2014, 3 percent Y/Y growth. Some panel price increases […]

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Scala Software Powers NPR Installation

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Scala software was integrated into the various digital displays at NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., to help manage, schedule and deliver content to all the various elements of the installation. This installation helped facilitate corporate communication, boost morale and reinforce NPR’s brand image. BACKGROUND Earlier this spring, NPR moved into its new headquarters located in […]

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InfoComm: Big Video: Churches See the Light

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By Dan Daley Special to InfoComm International It’s sometimes hard to reconcile the putative mission of a church with what has become the technically sophisticated entertainment experience inside many of them. But irony hasn’t stopped many houses of worship from pursuing ambitious AV technology strategies in an era when video dominates media of all types. […]

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InfoComm: The Value Proposition of Videoconferencing May Have Been a Little Off, But That’s OK

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By Brad Grimes Director of Editorial Services, InfoComm International Have you seen the new TV advertisements for GoToMeeting, the online collaboration tool that most of us have probably used at one time or another? The company is highlighting videoconferencing integration and touting reduced travel as a top benefit. Been there? Done that? I probably don’t […]

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LCD TV Brands’ Production Expected To Reach Record High in October

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By David Hsieh DisplaySearch Since Q2’14, LCD TV panels have been in tight supply due to increases in purchasing by some leading LCD TV brands. As shown in our Monthly Large-Area LCD Pricing Report, prices for mainstream sizes (32”, 40”, 42”, 48”/49” and even 50”, 55”) have been increasing. In Q3’14, we reported that leading […]

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