AV Insider — Episode 105: Absen LED: Signage Solutions From The Future


Alison Maxson, PR & marketing communications manager, & Paul Johnston, SR. director of customer service, at Absen America, both speak with me about some big new changes currently taking place at Absen, and their involvements, changes to infrastructure, Service programs/service locations, some trainings to attend, new products, and obviously an invitation to view them both […]

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AV Insider — Episode 94: DOMOTZ: Being Intelligent From The Comfort Of Your Office


Domenico Crapanzano, CEO & Founder of Domotz, speaks with me about his software based technology startup, and how it’s grown exponentially in the 6 months in being in the market. We cover the need for remote monitoring as a service, and as a convenience, We also talk about consumer vs pro services, the direction that […]

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AV Insider — Episode 93: Innovative low Voltage Lighting For The AV/LV Integrator


Mike Teolis, President/Co-Founder of Colorbeam North America, speaks with me about his brilliant full-rage/flicker free dimming & lighting solution. We cover topics such as full range dimming from 0-100, flicker free dimming, color shift, RGB/RBG-W, circadian rhythm, residential & commercial lighting applications and solutions. All this and more, on this episode of AV Insider. Podcast: […]

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AV Insider — Episode 92: Salamander Designs: AV Furniture Shaped By Your Needs


Salvatore Carraba, president of Salamander Designs, speaks with me about his made-in-America since day one, custom AV furniture (soft goods, and not so soft goods) company, and how its building fantastic custom made-to-order products in a short time frame. We cover built/made local processes, and how the first design is still implemented today (I have […]

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AV Insider — Episode 91: KEF: Astounding Multi-Dimensional Sound


Jack Sharkey, Content creation manager at KEF, speaks with me about their new LS50 Wireless speakers. LS50 Wireless is a complete and fully active music system designed for how high resolution music is now enjoyed. It delivers exceptional sound quality, once only achievable by putting together a system of high quality separate components. We also […]

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AV Power Up! – Episode 73: The CEDIA 2016 Post-Show – In a Word, BIG


Join the Crew: Katye McGregor Bennett, Corey Moss and Justin Watts as they welcome their guests: Vin Bruno – CEO at CEDIA Tim Sinnaeve –  Director, Barco Residential Barry Sheldrick – Director of Sales at Meridian Audio Alison Maxson – Press and PR Specialist, Americas at Barco Yes, big news – Katye McGregor Bennett is back! Even bigger – […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 548: Our CEDIA 2016 Coverage is the Most Comprehensive, Ever


We broke all of our own records this year covering the CEDIA show in Dallas, TX last week. The annual HomeAV residential systems integration show set some records of its own – hear about our coverage and their record in today’s podcast! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 547: 3 Reason You Should Attend CEDIA from CEO Vin Bruno


I grabbed CEDIA CEO, Vin Bruno today for a quick pre-show podcast before the show opens on Thursday – live from Dallas, TX. I asked him to cite 3-reasons why you need to make the last-minute decision to attend CEDIA. And, his answer is all about education – so if you’re already attending, listen as […]

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AV Insider — Episode 78: Legrand’s LUXUL Keeps You Simply Connected


Jeff Curtis, CEO of Legrand’s LUXUL, speaks with me about the newly acquired company, his startup life background/experience, how this translates to where we can expect LUXUL to advance to, and so much more. Luxul has everything you need to stay connected in today’s world, and we got it all on this episode of AV […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 546: RoseWater Energy Wants to Make You a TON of Money


The Rosewater Energy Hub is the brainchild of it’s founder and CEO, Joe Piccirilli, and it’s made a lot of integrators a lot of money since it started shipping in April – and it’s given the homeowner peace of mind. The RoseWater Energy Hub is the first all-in-one residential and light commercial power solution integrating […]

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AV Power Up! – Episode 70: What’s to Talk About this Week? That’s Right – #CEDIA16


Join the Crew: Host Katye McGregor Bennett (yes, you read that right!), Corey Moss and Justin Watts as they welcome their guests: Vincent Bruno – CEO at CEDIA Joey Kolchinsky – Founder, Managing Director at OneVision Resources Yes, for the first time in 2016, the host mic has been turned over to our CEDIA Crew member Katye McGregor Bennett to host this […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 545: Barco’s CEDIA 2016 Theater will be a Must-See


Gary was joined on today’s podcast, via video, with Barco Residential’s Director, Tim Sinnaeve. Barco had what was rated as one of the best all-time theaters at CEDIA 2015 and Tim promises, with his partners Steinway Lyngdorf and Stewart Filmscreen, he will blow people away this year. Using their flagship 6P laser projection system, Barco […]

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AV Insider — Episode 77: A CEDIA 2016 Primer With Vin Bruno


Vin Bruno, CEO of CEDIA, now almost one year in to his role with the custom electronic design installation association, and a similar time frame since he and I last chatted on AV Insider (Episode 56), takes some time out of his extremely busy day/night to speak with me about all the major accomplishments he […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 544: KanexPro Makes CEDIA Debut on rAVe RADIO


Gary had a videocast today with KanexPro’s Director of Product Marketing, Kash Khetia, today where he debuted their all-new 4K capable modular matrix – available in 8 x 8 or 16 x 16 configurations. The switcher is capable of switching up to 18Gbps and can handle HDMI 1080p, HDMI 2.0 4K@60Hz (chroma sample rate 4:2:0), […]

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AV Insider — Episode 76: SVS: Elevate your listening experience, and join the Sound R|Evolution


Gary Yacoubian, president and managing partner of SVS sound (most commonly known for their subwoofers), speaks with me about the SVSound revolution. We cover affordable speakers, to more premium, yet budget friendly option(s). We cover 2-channel, surround formats (ATMOS, AURO 3D, DTS:X), and how a new product (Launching soon – AV Insider exclusive content) solves […]

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AV Insider — Episode 75: Power Control Simplified


Mark Bishop, owner/president of Lyntec, speaks with me about lighting controls for the Pro AV world. We cover digital signage, live events, house of worship, and massive productions, and all controlled by Lyntec products (third party integration as well). LynTec is a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and […]

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AV Insider — Episode 74: Professional Grade Surge Elimination & Power Conditioning


Jimmy Paschke, sales manager for resi products, talks with me about surge elimination, and the importance of clean power for AV, and electronics. Everyone lives in a world of dirty power, and is susceptible to power surges, which can result to major damages and loss. SurgeX has been around for 20 years, mainly in the […]

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AV Insider — Episode 73: Metra Home Theater: Premium Home Theater Products Explained


Miranda Grantham (National sales manager), and Zak Yarnel (West coast regional sale manager) of Metra Home Theater Group, speak with me about the most premium to modest home theater product solutions that Metra Home Theater Group has to offer for integrators, and home owners alike. We cover HDMI 2.0, and HDCP2.2 compatible products, and what […]

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AV Insider — Episode 72: Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Righteous


Randy Leasure, VP of business development, and Kevin Fielding, head of design and engineering, speak with me about Neil Young’s high resolution audio movement, Pono. Pono means righteous. It is a Hawaiian word, the one, the pureness. Pono is leading a revolution in music listening. Quality has now entered the listening space so that we can […]

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