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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Worried About Security with Control Systems? We Asked Crestron’s Security Expert What to Do

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Crestron’s Toine Leerentveld is the control system security expert. I caught up with him at ISE and asked him about the industry’s current concerns with the security of control systems and what Crestron is doing to address it. He also tells me about a security guide that Crestron has to help integrators deal with this […]

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dnp Debuts LaserPanel and LaserPanel Touch All-in-One Box Packaged Systems

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dnp is packaging an optical 100” screen and a short-throw laser-phosphor 1-chip DLP projector in a packaged system called LaserPanel. LaserPanel is a prepackaged system that dnp is marketing towards AV integrators looking for a box-systems approach to selling against flat-panel systems in meeting rooms and schools. A 100″ Interactive LCD would cost well over […]

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Medialon Wows ISE 2016 with Overture Freebies and Templates

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Medialon first exhibited at ISE 2015 to launch into the EMEA market. Medialon Overture is a cloud-based control system that allows you to control from one to hundreds of rooms, see real-time data from devices, and serve dynamically generated HTML interfaces (GUIs that are user-specific). The convergence of AV and IT is no longer just […]

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Newline Interactive Demos TRUTOUCH X7

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Newline launched its 70” TRUTOUCH X7 last year at ISE and this year they’re debuting their X5 Interactive display with integrated videoconferencing, touch, wireless content transmission and whiteboarding. Newline Chief Marketing Officer Betty Lu demo’d both their new 50” X5 with their built-in interactive software as well as its X7 with third-party interactive touch software […]

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Why Crestron Stopped Exhibiting at CEDIA – The Facts and My Opinion of the Impact on CEDIA

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                  Update: So, now there’s no more guessing as to why Crestron pulled out of CEDIA as I literally got the one (and only) interview with Crestron President and CEO Randy Klein, who spends 10 minutes outlining exactly how the decision was made and why. Watch the […]

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Vivitek’s Holger Graeff Talks Growth

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I caught up with Vivitek’s General Manager, Holger Graeff, this morning and he talked about their entry in to the wireless collaboration market here at ISE 2016. The company’s NovoPro (targeting meeting rooms) and NovoDS (targeting digital signage) both allow for network and wireless content to be sent to any display. In addition, Graeff talked […]

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Here’s a Complete Tour of EPSON’s ISE 2016 Booth

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I was given a one-on-one booth tour from Neil Colquhoun of Epson Europe. The design was intentional to highlight their focus on interactivity, the high brightness projector launch and their ability to do pixel mapping — in fact the tour ends with a Formula-1 car that’s completely pixel-mapped via 10 Epson 3LCD large venue projectors. […]

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