Twitter is Good, But, Not Great! There’s Something Way, Way Better for AV Engagement

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We’ve been blown away at how much engagement we have with our readers via the various social media outlets we have. We get hundreds of messages from you EVERY DAY – even on weekends! And, before Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, we barely ever heard from you! And, it’s even more interesting at how segmented […]

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Why Pokémon GO Matters to the ProAV Market

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, been attending too many boring AV-oriented sales presentations disguised as educational webinars OR are not connected to anyone on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram, there’s this new mobile app game called Pokémon GO that’s taken the world (and not just the tech world) by storm. Pokémon GO […]

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My Video Interview with Milestone’s Senior Marketing Manager, Melissa Rone

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Milestone is doing something that EVERY manufacturer in the ProAV market should be doing — asking their customers how they can redesign their products to make them better. Simply genius! InfoComm 2016 represented the first U.S. show where Milestone combined both Chief and Da-Lite in to one booth and it included flying 6 Christie Projectors […]

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My Annual Video Interview (& Booth Tour) with Visix’ Sean Matthews

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In addition to talking about the new gear from Visix at InfoComm, Sean Matthews, Visix’ President, took me on a booth tour! Visix launched paper-white ePaper signs that are batter operated (and color), room signs that can use Android tablets, an augmented reality mapping program that’s super-impressive and a hand-held digital signage player. If you […]

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Want to Understand How Sony’s InfoComm Attendee-Wowing Crystal LED (CLEDIS) Video Wall Technology Works?

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If you were at InfoComm you not only heard about Sony’s giant 32’x9’ video wall using a brand-new display technology called Crystal-LED, you went and looked at it. It was THE display technology and device that garnered the most attention at InfoComm 2016. And, not because it is new — it’s stunning. They call it […]

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My Tour of the Sony Booth at InfoComm 2016

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Sony’s Product Marketing Manager Sander Phipps took the time to give me a complete tour of their InfoComm 2016 booth. The booth’s Crystal-LED may have garnered the most attention from attendees, but the booth was packed with new short-throw options, a complete all-in-one UCC solution, 4K laser-phosphor projectors and BRAVIA displays that include built-in digital […]

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My Two InfoComm 2016 Video Interviews with dnp

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I had a chance to shoot two videos at dnp’s booth at InfoComm 2016 — one with dnp’s Johnny Jensen, Senior Product Manager, and the other with their Senior Sales Consultant, Sally Bermudez. They demo’d a new retractable short-throw packaged solution for their LaserPanel solutions that include a laserPanel screen, a show-throw projector, all the […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with Almo Pro A/V

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Both Executive VP,Sam Taylor and VP of Marketing Melody Craigmyle joined me this morning for a candid talk about the ProAV market. There’s no doubt that the projector market’s been hit with declining sales (and margins) in the meeting room sized spaces – thanks to flat-panels- but both are bullish on all the new technologies […]

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My Booth Tour of BOSE Professional

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Early this morning, I was given an exclusive booth tour of the entire BOSE Professional display at InfoComm. David Prince, Manager of Field Engineering at BOSE, actually took the time to describe the philosophy behind each of the product’s development and applications. The ends with the reveal of their all-new DeltaQ line Loudspeakers aimed at […]

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My InfoComm Video Interview with Dave Labuskes

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This is a great interview with Dave Labuskes, InfoComm’s Executive Director, who is candid about what both InfoComm and their members need to do to thrive in the future. InfoComm set certification records in 2016 as well as educational records and  will certainly set an attendance record. So, what does Dave think InfoComm will be […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with Chief

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Chief Marketing Manager Karen Smidt and Product Manager Kathryn Gaskell joined me for a video interview today at InfoComm 2016 to launch their new Fusion Modular Mounts. This system doesn’t seem revolutionary, but it is. Chief has always had a plethora of standard configurations for video walls and menu-board mounts, for example, but now you […]

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An InfoComm 2016 Interview with Digital Visual Artist Rafik Anadol

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Rafik Anadol did an amazing job designing digital art using projection at the Epson Booth here at InfoComm 2016. His creative use of laser-based projection, image mapping and color is used to project digital art on top of printed art to create a moving canvas of image. In addition, he also built an Infinity Room […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with Christie

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I love talking to Jeevan Vivegananthan, Christie’s Senior Director of Product Management, Displays & Processing, as it’s clear he loves AV technology – and so do I. But, there’s no question that the best booth at InfoComm 2016 is Christie’s as they constructed a hockey arena onto show floor and integrated with all sorts of […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with Anchor Audio

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Anchor Audio’s VP of Sales, Alex Jacobs debuted a wireless version of their Liberty battery-operated powered speaker — called Liberty Air. It’s aimed at the educational and live events market and it’s water resistant, and has a 5-6 hour battery. Oh, and you can daisy-chain up to 10 of them together! Check out my video […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with NEC

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I have an annual video interview with NEC’s Rich Ventura as he’s THE expert at digital signage applications. So, he’s a plethora of information. We stood in front their giant 8K video wall made from 16 55” LCDs and talked about NEC’s new analytics system, their digital canvases and how they’ve morphed into the display […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview Cisco

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Cisco’s Marketing Manager, Kim Nguyen joined me for an awesome overview about their entire product line at InfoComm 2016. Cisco is squarely focused on supporting the AV integrator community and their newest products like PresenterTrack, Spark and their SX and MX room systems prove that. I hope you’ll watch this video interview with Kim:

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My InfoComm 2016 Interview with Powersoft

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I caught up with Powersoft’s Paul Freudenberg, General Manager, who talked about their power amps and how they are able to continue to squeeze more power out of their amplifiers out of the same energy-efficient design. It’s magic! I ache always admired Powersoft for their aesthetics – they aren’t black boxes. Here’s my video interview […]

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My Interrupted Interview With Planar & Leyard (With Numerous Unintentional Guest Appearances)

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You read that right — this is a long interview with Leyard’s CMO, Jennifer Davis, as more than a half-dozen InfoComm attendees literally walking between me and my expert videographer, but worth watching! Their 31-foot wide and 19-foot tall 8K resolution LED served as an amazing backdrop to a stunning display that was packed the […]

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My Interview with TJ Adams and Chris Humphrey of QSC

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QSC used last year’s InfoComm to launch themselves into the installed systems meeting room market with Q-SYS. They are at InfoComm 2016 continuing that launch with their collaborative solutions to address web-cam conferencing as well as more meeting room products. I caught up with QSC’s Director of Installed Systems, TJ Adams, and VP of Marketing, […]

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Nureva Launches Microphone Array and Immersive Wrap-Around SPAN System at InfoComm 2016

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Nureva’s new HDL-300 is the company’s first entry into the audio market. It’s basically a microphone array in a speaker-bar-like configuration designed to solve all meeting room mic issues by creating over 8100 virtual mics and allows you to pick up audio (equally) from anywhere in a room (up to 20’x20’). I hooked up with […]

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Our Exclusive Interview with Barco CEO Eric Van Zele

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Just a day after announcing their 2015 financial results and earnings,  Barco CEO Eric Van Zele sat down with me in an exclusive video interview at ISE 2016 in Amsterdam. In addition to discussing the earnings report, he’s very frank about what they plan invest in with the over €250 Million in cash Barco is […]

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