Are you offering Work Havens?

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There’s a ton of chatter about Work from Home (WFH), Work From Anywhere (WFA) and Hybrid/Remote work environments these days. The emphasis on remote work is not misplaced and companies are grappling with their go forward strategies in these arenas. Many integrators put together little guides for WFH products that include better webcams, microphones, and […]

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E4 Evolution — Hybrid, Holographic and Hopeful

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What is E4 Evolution? Welcome to E4 Evolution, the AV industry’s first true hybrid event! E4 Evolution is the hybrid form of AlmoPro A/V’s E4 Experience in Dallas. Truly hybrid, the event offered tour guides, hosts and curated content intended and optimized for the virtual viewer. The fun part? Virtual attendees were able to ask […]

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A Deeper Dive Into Loudspeaker Directivity

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By Mike Sims QSC There’s a saying in our industry – “Flat frequency response on-axis is necessary, but not sufficient, to make a good sounding loudspeaker.” OK, maybe you don’t hear this idea tossed around all the time, but it’s true nonetheless. This edition of the Consultant Courier will explore off-axis frequency response, directivity, and […]

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Learning From the Exercise Industry

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After all the guessing, prognostication and assumptions, it actually happened. InfoComm 2021 took place in Orlando the last week in October. What surprised me most during the event was the social media banter that went back and forth between the “should” and “should not” crowds. That is those who thought that AVIXA “should have” InfoComm […]

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Experiencing InfoComm 2021 

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The community finally came back together in Orlando, but how did it go? Everyone went into InfoComm 2021 unsure of what they would experience. When I spoke to attendees before this year’s show, many of them didn’t know who would or wouldn’t be attending, what new technology would be available to see and how the […]

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Why You Should Be Building Intelligent Network Audio Solutions

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It’s Time to Innovate for a Smarter, Safer World By Chris Wildfoerster Axis Communications Audio technology has come a long way since the early days of eight-track and cassettes. The same is true for communications systems. We’re seeing an industry moving from static 70V audio systems to intelligent network audio solutions that leverage customers’ existing […]

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Automotive Audio Shifting to Software as an All-Electric Future Approaches

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By Alexandre Jornod Futuresource Consulting Cars are becoming smart and connected, opening up a wide range of new use cases and business models for the audio industry, as explored in a new report from Futuresource Consulting. Although global car sales were heavily impacted in 2019 and 2020, long-term market growth is expected, with car ownership growing […]

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Protecting the Supply Chain to Serve Integrators and End Users

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By Bryce Dunn Audinate Supply chains — once solely the domain of product managers and procurement specialists — are now being discussed in the evening news as disruptions impact the availability of a wide range of consumer and commercial goods. Semiconductors, in particular, have been affected by a significant uptick in demand that has not […]

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Room Acoustics Testing — Do I Need a Sub?

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By: Pat Brown SynAudCon Prior to designing a sound system, room acoustics testing needs to be done. Pat Brown answers the question, “Do I need a sub when testing the acoustics in the room?” You will also learn what Pat uses in his test kit. The dependence of a sound system’s performance on the room’s acoustics […]

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The Blue LED Problem: How a Difficult Solid State Physics Obstacle Delayed LED Technology by Decades

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The first LED was invented, or actually, accidentally discovered, in the fall of 1961 by engineers working at Texas Instruments. James R. Biard and Gary E. Pittman were working together on a project for the U.S. Airforce to build “low noise parametric amplifiers for X-band radar receivers,” and discovered that IR light was being emitted […]

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Valuable Updates to Digital Signage Service Systems and the Popularity of Hands-On Trainings

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By Sophie Gustafson Almo Pro A/V In the age of the growing hybrid workspace, the ProAV industry is responsible for more than just product fulfillment. Digital content services, specifically for media player technology, have become increasingly popular and necessary for user success, facilitated by company-offered installations and trainings. Historically, digital content services have often existed […]

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My First InfoComm

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Each year, thousands of AV professionals gather together for InfoComm in either Las Vegas or Orlando. The show can feel like a giant reunion for your AV family, with networking events galore, new products to explore and classes to attend. #AVtweeps will proudly tell you how many years they’ve attended the show. But what about […]

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rePLAY: Featuring My Must-See Products From InfoComm 2021

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It has been 18 long months since we last met in person for an InfoComm show. It’s no secret that rAVe takes hundreds of product videos at every trade show; it’s one of the things we’re known for! We were so excited to head to Orlando for this year’s InfoComm 2021 and see all the new tech […]

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What’s Up With LAVNCH: November Events

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THE rAVe Agency has been busy planning and preparing tons of new LAVNCH & LEARNs and events. These events are educational and informative to help out both the new and experienced AV pros in our industry. From educational sessions on the newest tech to encouraging series on getting hired, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s […]

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Steph Says: InfoComm Day 2 Thoughts

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Hi, everyone! This is a continuation of my short wrap-up articles about the different things I like, see and experience from the three days of InfoComm 2021. So if you couldn’t come down this year, sit back, relax and have fun reading about the things I say stick out. Socializing Continued As I said in my […]

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eGlass Changes Classroom Design

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Due to continuing travel restrictions at my institution, I was not able to attend InfoComm in person this year. However, thanks to an amazing social network of #AVtweeps and rAVe [PUBS], I was able to attend virtually. Higher ed is certainly a vertical that has felt the change since March 2020. As I watch products […]

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SecuringAV: The iPhone Spyware Vulnerability

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What YOU Can Do To Prevent Hackers From Hijacking Your Smart Device’s Microphone   For each column in this series, rAVe writer Paul Konikowski takes a deeper dive into a recent security event or data breach, shedding light on supply chain vulnerabilities, infrastructure and cyber-physical security. OMG, did you watch the Apple “Unleashed” stream? No, not the […]

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HP Wants To Put ‘Presence’ in the Hybrid Work Era

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If you’re late to the party, you’d better bring something special. HP Inc. launched “HP Presence,” a portfolio of conferencing and collaboration solutions. In 2015, HP split its operation: on one side is HP Inc., the printer and PC company. The other side, HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) company, deals with enterprise products and services. This launch […]

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Phenomenal Industries Announces New Soft Conferencing Product at InfoComm21

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Dateline 10/29/21 Orlando, Florida Phenomenal Industries, known for announcing innovative products at Infocomm like OpenOffice 247365 in 2019 and ShareChair in 2018, has announced a NEW cross-platform soft conferencing product for InfoComm21. We at rAVe caught up with AVPhenom, president of Phenomenal Industries, who arrived at the show a couple of days late after an […]

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Steph Says: InfoComm Day 1 Thoughts

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Hi, everyone! It’s so crazy to think about how it’s been so long since our last InfoComm. My very first one was in 2016, so you can imagine how excited I was to fly back down to Orlando for a week. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to write some short wrap-up articles about […]

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