Read This First: How to Get the Most from the rAVe InfoComm 2016 MicroSite

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The 2016 version of InfoComm has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever — on our InfoComm 2016 microsite! We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this InfoComm microsite that it can be overwhelming. So, please take moment to read this so we can familiarize you […]

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THE Best of InfoComm 2016 Awards are Announced

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Welcome to rAVe’s annual Best of InfoComm 2016 Awards! It’s tough to pick out the best and the brightest from the thousands of products and hundreds of exhibitors introduced on the show floor. After much consideration, our entire team picked what we thought were the best things on the show floor. Congratulations to all the […]

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InfoComm 2016 — Life from the Podcast Desk

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The world from the podcast station in Vegas from June 8th through the 10th was filled with #AVselfies, magical Tascam gear, and interviews galore. My partner in crime, Johnny Mota, and I set up rAVe Pubs RADIO desk successfully in the Kramer booth with the help from our friends Eric Larsen of Tascam and our rAVe […]

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Our InfoComm 2016 Wrap-Up Video Launches

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Each year, we produce a video-review of the InfoComm show — sort of an AV Geek music video! Well, it’s already ready and we’ve already posted it. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed shooting it! You may be in here, so watch below:

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InfoComm from Afar

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And… one more quick one post-InfoComm post. For the second consecutive year, family obligations kept me away from the big show. Last year it was my lovely bride’s recovery from major back surgery; this year was a more joyous occasion as my son graduated pre-school (and yes, this is important; another tradeshow will always come, […]

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Our InfoComm Coverage Is BIG-TIME, Includes Over 1650 New Product Videos!

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This year at InfoComm, we shot over 1650 new product videos, recorded over 60 podcasts, we debuted rAVe [TV] with over 40 new TV show (featuring one-on-one interviews with rAVe’s very own Joel Rollins), we took over 300 show floor photos, we live-streamed over 90 times from the show floor using Facebook LIVE and Periscope, […]

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A Locksmith, a Monkey and the Oldest Profession: On Disruption

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While I’m not attending InfoComm in meatspace this year, I’ve managed to flitter in and out of the show via Twitter, Periscope, Snapchat, etc. I’ll talk more about the experience of the trade show from afar, but today I’d like to discuss the keynote speech, a recent visit I made to my locksmith and what […]

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InfoComm 2016 Officially the Largest on Record

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A record 1,000 exhibitors, including 211 new exhibitors, filled the Las Vegas Convention Center June 8-10 for InfoComm 2016, occupying 527,105 net square feet of exhibit and special events space — also a show record. Attendees registered for more than 12,000 seats at InfoComm University sessions throughout the week, more than double the number engaged […]

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Crestron Enters AV over IP Network Market

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At InfoComm, Crestron demo’d it’s new video over 1Gb Ethernet infrastructure product line that allows for AV signal routing without a matrix switcher. The network allows for routing of HD signals and H. 264 sources, such as IP cameras, anywhere on the network, including Crestron touch screens, digital signage displays, remote buildings, and global offices. […]

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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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Sony’s InfoComm Introductions Include Best LED-Based Video Wall EVER

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Sony is literally blowing people away with their new Crystal LED technology. Sony’s new Canvas display system is a high-end visual display that re-defines the landscape for large-scale visual entertainment. The new technology, Crystal Light Emitting Diode Integrated Structure (CLEDIS), uses Sony’s ultrafine LEDs in a unique surface mounting structure as its light source to […]

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Panasonic’s New Display Technology at InfoComm 2016

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Panasonic has launched some new displays at InfoComm. The EF1 Series 84” and 75” professional displays are designed for corporate meeting rooms or retail signage and their new flagship VF1H Series display (with a bezel-to-bezel distance of just 0.07’’ (1.8 mm) is to be sued for video walls. The EF1 Series expands the lineup of […]

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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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AIR Wireless Companion Speaker Debuts at InfoComm 2016

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InfoComm marked the debut of the Liberty AIR and MegaVox AIR wireless companion speakers from Anchor Audio, Inc. The company has offered unpowered companion speakers for many years, but now Liberty AIR and MegaVox AIR set a new industry standard, as the first battery-powered wireless companion speakers in Anchor Audio’s line. The AIRs are battery […]

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Leyard Debuts LED Wall Built From Carbon Fiber

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Carbon Fiber has been used on racing bikes for years as it’s as it’s lighter than plastic but stronger than steel. Now, add an LED wall to that with Leyard’s new CarbonLight LED display solutions to that. It’s a family of flexible, lightweight displays uniquely constructed to meet a broad range of creative indoor and […]

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rAVe Announces 2016 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

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We are excited to announce the winners of our 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. To be frank, this doesn’t need much written about it as the stats prove its importance. And, here are some stats in case you are doubting the validity of these awards: 1. We had over 81,000 voters for the final awards! 2. The […]

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Nureva Announces the HDL300 Audio Conferencing System

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Nureva announced the Nureva HDL300 audio conferencing system for small to mid-sized rooms. This integrated wall-mounted microphone and speaker system uses Nureva’s patent-pending audio processing technology to provide remote participants with a natural, near-in-room experience. Nureva’s unique processor is 15 times more powerful than conventional systems, which enables the HDL300 system to simultaneously create and […]

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Remember Corporate Sustainability at InfoComm 2016

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Another InfoComm Show will soon be upon us with just under a thousand vendors and exhibitors vying for attention from tens of thousands of attendees in the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas. If you are attending this year’s conference, I have a challenge for you. Ask every exhibit you stop by what their corporate […]

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Sony to Debut Totally New Display Technology at InfoComm

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Sony will launch a totally new display technology that is an amazingly small (as in width of a human hair thin) crystal LEDs that are encapsulated behind a black sub-structure. The width of each pixel/LED is only 0.003 millimeters squared. Yes, you read that right. Basically, the self-emitting display technology uses R (red), G (green), […]

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AVNW Is THE Audio-Networking Event of InfoComm — Why Aren’t You Attending?

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Audinate will hold its sixth annual Dante AV Networking World education event during InfoComm 2016 — and, best of all, It’s FREE. The day-long workshop will feature in-depth training with two separate tracks: one for attendees that are new to Dante, and another for more experienced Dante users. Audinate will also introduce its new two […]

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It’s Time to VOTE for the 5th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

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We received over 10,000 nominations – yes, 10,000 – for our 5th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards! And, now it’s time for you, the readers, to vote. You nominated them and now it’s time for you to vote for the best of the best. Here’s a list of the top companies and products in each […]

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Drunk Unkles Announce InfoComm Event

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The NSCA Education Foundation is excited to announce the first and largest Drunk Unkles fundraiser of 2016, scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2016, from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Las Vegas’ Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel. In the 11th year of supporting the NSCA Education Foundation, the Drunk Unkles have raised more than […]

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InfoComm Nurtures Entrepreneurs

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The AV industry relies heavily on new technology, but until recently it was not a very good parent when it came to supporting its young innovators creating the next big trend. Last year’s InfoComm 2015 Show changed everything with the roll out of the Innovation Pavilion, an entire section of the show floor dedicated to young […]

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InfoComm Introduces a Series of Events Exploring the Internet of Things in Pro AV

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InfoComm International announced the launch of a new conference program created to explore the role of the Internet of Things in professional audiovisual solutions. IoT Insights will debut May 9 at the Marriott Santa Clara, in Santa Clara, Calif. IoT Insights Santa Clara will be held immediately prior to Internet of Things World, a leading […]

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