AI and Higher Ed

AI is one of the most consequential and fast-moving technologies we have seen in years. The speed of change and drastic impact of that change will cause people to react quickly, go with the crowd and make poor decisions about how the technologies will be used in their businesses. No one, not even higher ed […]

AI and Higher Ed

AI and UCC

By Ken Kobayashi Sony AI is a trending topic that has been gaining traction and dominating mindshare in the news and the technology space. It is one of the most exciting, disruptive and controversial technologies in recent memory but with a bit of education and context, it is easy to see the extreme promise and […]

AI and UCC

7 Fun Facts About AI

    In honor of AI Day, which is held annually on July 16, I dug a little bit into the history and predicted future of artificial intelligence (AI). Here are seven fun facts I found about AI: AI Fun Fact 1 The term “artificial intelligence” was publicly debuted in 1956 at the Dartmouth Conference; […]

7 Fun Facts About AI

AI and Pro Audio

By Stefan Marti Shure Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the audio industry. At least, that’s what we’ve heard lately — AI is creating new music, making it possible for your two favorite artists to release a collaboration, or even produce and release a brand-new song by The Beatles that had never been created before. What […]

AI and Pro Audio

AI and K-12 Education

By Steve Wick IDEA I’ve been an educator for almost 30 years, and I’ve seen some pretty significant changes, but I can’t think of anything that has created more stir than the emergence of generative Artificial Intelligence as a tool for teaching and learning. The potential of AI is only limited by human imagination and […]

AI and K-12 Education

AI and Security Integrators

  In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a powerful tool in various industries, revolutionizing the way we live and work. One of the most promising applications of AI lies in the realm of safety and security. From preventing physical threats to enhancing physical security measures, AI is transforming the landscape of protection. […]

AI and Security Integrators

Let’s Kick Off AI Day!

Welcome, everyone, and thanks for celebrating AI Appreciation Day with us! AI Appreciation Day is a holiday that celebrates all the positives and achievements of AI technology. We talk about artificial intelligence a lot in the AV community, but AI has touched so many other industries and holds the possibility to touch even more. Formed […]

Let’s Kick Off AI Day!

Closeouts and Good Deals

My family has a saying, long attributed to my grandfather: “We can’t afford an elephant, but since they’re half price we’ll take TWO!” There’s just something compelling about getting a bargain. That applies not only to people as end users but to businesses too. My category managers at my work regularly negotiate special buys and […]

Closeouts and Good Deals

Trust Your Customers

In this blog, I have often written about listening to your customers. Usually, I focus on designing and selling products and solutions, to be sure they are what the customer needs, not what we want to sell them or think they need. Today I am writing about customer service when it comes to repair, maintenance […]

Trust Your Customers

rePLAY InfoComm 2023 Day 1 — The Wrap-Up

Welcome to our recap of the first day of rePLAY InfoComm 2023! Day One kicked off with Megan A. Dutta and AVIXA CEO Dave Labuskes discussing their favorite moments of InfoComm 2023. Dave remarked that he always loves the moment when people come “pouring in” on the first day. Megan said she loves seeing how […]

rePLAY InfoComm 2023 Day 1 — The Wrap-Up

5 Business Lessons From ‘The Bomber Mafia’

I’m a huge fan of authors who write about behavioral economics and human behavior. My shelves are full of books by Geoff Colvin, Dan Ariely, Daniel Kahneman, Chip and Dan Heath, Barry Schwartz, Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt, and Malcolm Gladwell. The latest book I read by Gladwell was “The Bomber Mafia,” Gladwell’s effort […]

5 Business Lessons From ‘The Bomber Mafia’

Flat Panel and Front Projection Markets Stall Amidst Recession Fears

By Sean Bradley and Freddie Mossop Futuresource Consulting The flat panel and front projection markets continue to battle a string of challenges, as Q1 of 2023 saw substantial declines in volume and value across both markets. The worldwide flat panel market volume saw losses at -8% YoY, with value dipping by -19%. For front projection, […]

Flat Panel and Front Projection Markets Stall Amidst Recession Fears

rePlay InfoComm 2023 Day 2 — The Wrap-Up

Welcome to our recap of the second day of rePLAY InfoComm 2023! rAVe [PUBS] Managing Editor Steph Beckett and LAVNCH [CODE] Editor-in-Chief Megan A. Dutta are back to talk all things about the trade show. Puppies! Day Two kicked off with Megan speaking to Kathy Burns, the operations director at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. […]

rePlay InfoComm 2023 Day 2 — The Wrap-Up

The Pursuit of a Mature AV/VC Environment — Part 2

This is the second and final part of a series. For the first part, click here. Third Phase of a Mature AV Estate — Evolving the Stack While our users will be pretty happy at this point, trouble is undoubtedly brewing. They are out there finding new software and functionality that they want to make […]

The Pursuit of a Mature AV/VC Environment — Part 2

Selling AI Security Technology: A SIA Event Recap

The Security Industry Association (SIA)’s Autonomous Solutions Working Group recently hosted a series of free virtual town hall events focusing on key artificial intelligence (AI) topics. The third town hall explored equipping security directors for the internal sale of new technology, with advice from industry professionals on how security practitioners can advocate for the application […]

Selling AI Security Technology: A SIA Event Recap

9 Ways AI Can Improve Your Smart Office

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST By Sydney Paulk TD SYNNEX With the rollout of ChatGPT, Bing Chat and Bard, the business world is abuzz with talk about artificial intelligence (AI). Though it’s hard to nail down a universal definition of AI, or a description of how machine learning fits into the AI landscape, the undeniable […]

9 Ways AI Can Improve Your Smart Office

Reduced Power Consumption is a Win for Sustainability and Finance

Sustainability has been a hot topic in the AV world over the past few years. Many manufacturers have expanded and touted their sustainability efforts, and customers are pushing for sustainable options. The sustainability of companies involves everything from their policies and practices at their headquarters and offices to the products they sell and end up […]

Reduced Power Consumption is a Win for Sustainability and Finance

Networking: Everybody Knows Somebody

When I first moved to Alberta in high school, a girl I met here told me “Edmonton is a town of six hundred.” Actually, at the time it was a small city of about 700,000 people, but right away I picked up what she really meant: Everyone knows everyone else. And she was right. Later […]

Networking: Everybody Knows Somebody

The Daily Raff: InfoComm 2023 Day 3 Thoughts

WOW. After Day Three of InfoComm 2023, I am SO tired. I have run around from appointment to appointment, stopping to say hi to people and occasionally give a hug or fist bump but good LORD it has not felt like this in so long. I don’t know how often I can repeat that. This […]

The Daily Raff: InfoComm 2023 Day 3 Thoughts

Leonard’s InfoComm Minute, Day the Third: Something Different in an Audio Demo Room

One of my favorite things at the InfoComm trade show has always been the audio demo room, despite the fact that I don’t do a ton of the kinds of projects in which the gear in these spaces is aimed. Part of the reason is that “not a ton” doesn’t mean “none ever,” and it’s […]

Leonard’s InfoComm Minute, Day the Third: Something Different in an Audio Demo Room

So, How Many People Attended InfoComm 2023; Why Do You Care???

InfoComm 2023 just wrapped and I just sat down to pen this post for our show daily – and decided to turn this into a blog! So, how was it? Honestly, I’d have to say one of the best shows ever. Kudos to the entire AVIXA team for the work in planning and executing InfoComm […]

So, How Many People Attended InfoComm 2023; Why Do You Care???

Leonard’s InfoComm Minute Day the First — on Standards

A decade ago internet cartoonist Randall Munroe made a joke about the proliferation of standards, in which an attempt to create a single unifying standard to replace 14 competing standards instead exacerbated the problem by creating a 15th competing standard. Everyone who creates a standard has a vision for why they are doing so, for […]

Leonard’s InfoComm Minute Day the First — on Standards

The Daily Raff: InfoComm 2023 Day 2 Thoughts

Let me be honest with y’all. This is the most exhausted I’ve been after Day Two of any trade show EVER. And to be honest, I think that shows how much we’ve built ourselves back up since COVID-19 threatened to tear everything down. My schedule has been SO PACKED. So if you’ve seen me on […]

The Daily Raff: InfoComm 2023 Day 2 Thoughts

The Daily Raff: InfoComm 2023 Day 1 Thoughts

Hello! I’m reporting live from InfoComm 2023! This is SUCH a busy show for rAVe so to be honest, I didn’t have the most time to wander the show floor like I wanted. Most of my time was actually spent recording sponsor interviews with Tommy Wellenhofer, our multimedia intern, as my video shooter/handler/emotional support person. […]

The Daily Raff: InfoComm 2023 Day 1 Thoughts

InfoComm 2023 Receptions, Happy Hours and More That Still Have Room!

We know how hard it is to locate and attend the myriad of gatherings at trade shows. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of gatherings hosted by exhibitors at InfoComm 2023. Below you will find each gathering’s name, date and time, location and instructions for getting on the list.  We hope this […]

InfoComm 2023 Receptions, Happy Hours and More That Still Have Room!

Tempering The Need To Win

Everybody likes to win, right? At least that’s what I tell myself. And that’s fine, as far as it goes. But there are times when it can be taken too far. There are different ways of negotiating deals. Some are fairly universal, while others are more applicable to specific circumstances. Without going off on a […]

Tempering The Need To Win

rAVe’s InfoComm 2023 Guide to New Exhibitors: Part 2

As the countdown to InfoComm begins, there are a lot of new exhibitors we are excited to see at the show this year. To help you get to know them before you hit the show floor, we interviewed a few of them. Here is part 2 — so you can get a little more context […]

rAVe’s InfoComm 2023 Guide to New Exhibitors: Part 2

Logitech’s Project Ghost Will Be at InfoComm 2023!! I CANNOT WAIT, Screamed Gary!

I am sooooo excited. I found out today that Logitech will bring the coolest thing I’ve seen in UCC to InfoComm 2023 — Project Ghost. What the heck is Project Ghost? Well, it’s a fully formed, turnkey telepresence system for small meetings, and it WORKS! The best way to describe it is for you to […]

Logitech’s Project Ghost Will Be at InfoComm 2023!! I CANNOT WAIT, Screamed Gary!

Why I Continue to Renew My CTS Certifications

Earlier this month, I logged into my AVIXA training portal. I uploaded several certificates for CTS RUs that I had earned over the last three years. Some of those RUs came from moderating technical webinars or teaching workshops or courses for AVIXA. Others came from events like LAVNCH WEEK right here on rAVe. Still more […]

Why I Continue to Renew My CTS Certifications

Meeting Equity, Return to Office, and the Best COVID-era Advancement in Video Teleconferencing

Greetings, AV friends, from your too-long absent pixel and ink-stained wretch. The last few years have seen some big changes for all of us, including a shift to full-time remote work and, eventually, back to a physical office. Personally, I have returned to my commute and in-person work as of late last year. It’s been […]

Meeting Equity, Return to Office, and the Best COVID-era Advancement in Video Teleconferencing

AI Takes the Role of Maintenance and Support

In a recent recording of The EdTech Podcast, I was talking about my last blog on the importance of AI in AV and what the future may hold. The host of the podcast, Erin Maher-Moran, added “and think about what this will do for troubleshooting and maintenance.” It was not surprising that Erin had thought […]

AI Takes the Role of Maintenance and Support

What You’ll Experience in the 2023 InfoComm Trailblazers Zone

At the 2023 show in Orlando, InfoComm is set to debut the Trailblazers Zone where first-time exhibitors will demonstrate cutting-edge solutions from artificial intelligence (AI) to augmented reality (AR) and more. “The idea [is] to make it easy for new, first-time companies to be a part of InfoComm,” said  Rochelle Richardson, senior vice president of […]

What You’ll Experience in the 2023 InfoComm Trailblazers Zone