Rants and rAVes — Episode 628: InfoComm Special Videocast: Prysm Adds Co-Browsing to Prysm Application Suite


Prysm has added web application co-browsing to its hardware-agnostic software platform. I was joined by Prysm’s Director of Product Marketing, David Schweer  who explained the newest features added to their collaboration software suite. Prysm is in booth #2575 here at InfoComm 2017 or, if you’re not at the show, you can see them here.     

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 627: InfoComm Special Podcast: Epson Includes Two Interactive Short-Throw 3LCD Laser Projectors


Get ready for the industry’s one and only ultra short-throw laser projector in the form of two new versions of the Epson BrightLink line. BrightLink is their Interactive line of short-throw projectors and Epson, this morning, rolled out one aimed at education and one aimed at corporate applications in the form of the BrightLink 710Ui and BrightLink Pro […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 626: AVaaS is the Future of AV and the Econocom Buyout of BIS Group


Last week, in an acquisition that was barely mentioned by the AV trades, Econocom Group purchased 100 percent of BIS Group, an AV and Smart Buildings integrator mostly focused in the Netherlands and Belgium. And, Econocomm also purchased a 40 percent stake in JTRS,  an Apple and Google partner focused in the education market in the UK, as well as 100 percent […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 625: InfoComm Special Podcast: InFocus Talks ConX Cloud – New Cloud-Based VC Service – and Mondopad Flex


InFocus will be at InfoComm re-launching their new cloud-based VC service called ConX Cloud. InFocus’ Director of Product Marketing, Glynn Jystad was on this podcast and explained that ConX Cloud is free for a 3-seat license and a 10-seat option is only $8 per month and a 50-seat license is less than $10 per month. They’ll be demonstrating ConX Cloud […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 624: InfoComm Special Podcast: BrightSign Will Be All Over InfoComm


Gary caught up with BrightSign founder, Jeff Hastings today, as he literally heading out the door to fly to Orlando for InfoComm. BrightSign is in booth 443 at InfoComm and they’ll be highlighting their embedded signage options, their OPS signage capabilities and the most complete lineup of digital signage players in the universe. I asked Jeff what the difference […]

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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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Rants and rAVes — Episode 623: InfoComm Special Videocast: Christie Terra an all-new AV Solution


I jumped on a videocast with Karl Johnson, Sr. Product Manager for Christie Digital’s Image Processing department, and he showed me their first box and was surprisingly candid in saying that Christie intends to add SDVoE AV-over-IP as an input on their projectors and monitors as well as use it for their video wall products. The first […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 622: Special InfoComm Videocast: Vivitek is All About 4K at InfoComm


Watch this special InfoComm Videocast to learn all about Vivitek’s InfoComm plans. In addition to the exclusive projector demo, James Hsu, Vivitek’s Global Product Marketing Director, showed us their new NovoTouch – a Collaboration Board integrated with the NovoPro BYOD collaboration technology. Watch the videocast below!

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 620: InfoComm Special Videocast: Barco Talks InfoComm Plans on rAVe RADIO


On this InfoComm special videocast, Gary is joined by Barco’s Strategic Marketing Director, Wouter Bonte. Gary and Wouter talk about all things InfoComm. Watch the videocast below to see, and hear, what Barco will bring to InfoComm 2017! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 619: InfoComm Special Videocast: We Got the Scoop on Bose’s Launches for InfoComm


Bose Professional is hitting the show floor (in booth #4061) at InfoComm with three major new product launches. The company is using InfoComm for the official U.S. rollout of ControlSpace EX, the conferencing solutions that originally debuted at ISE in Amsterdam in February. I nabbed a one-on-one interview with Rob Kosman, Bose’s events and applications manager, today on […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 618: InfoComm Special Podcast: Who is Dataton & Why You Need to Know Them!


Dataton is best known for WATCHOUT. WATCHOUT is, by far, the easiest, fastest and most reliable way to create giant, live presentations – from the smallest conference gig all the way to image mapping the most famous buildings in the world or the court at the NCAA Final-4 Basketball tournament, WATCHOUT can do it. Gary was joined on today’s Rants and rAVe’s podcast by Marty […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 617: InfoComm Special Podcast: Sony Talks Vision Exchange Aimed at Higher Education


Gary was joined by Sony’s Rick Perkins this morning on his Rants and rAVe’s podcast to rAVe about the new Sony Vision Exchange. Vision Exchange is one of those products you have to see it demo’d to really see all the features. It basically turns any lecture hall or classroom in a college into a wireless multi-collaboration system. It’s […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 616: InfoComm Special Podcast: Kramer Control Will Make US Debut at InfoComm


At the ISE show in Amsterdam earlier this year, Kramer launched Kramer Control – their cloud-based control system that they say is easier to program (or is pre-programmed) than traditional control systems. I asked Itai Ben Gal of Kramer’s control group to join me on today’s Rants and rAVe’s podcast to talk about what makes Kramer’s control solution different from the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 615: InfoComm Special Videocast: Altia Systems Debuts PanaCast Whiteboard on Today’s Videocast


Altia Systems, creators of PanaCast 2 Panoramic-4K USB video camera system, has worked with Intel to launch PanaCast Whiteboard, a computer vision software that detects content on an existing whiteboard and displays (in any room) and adds it in (automatically) into a vide meeting. This may not seem like a big deal but, watch this videocast with their CEO and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 614: InfoComm Special Videocast: Logitech’s MeetUp ConferenceCam Debuts on rAVe RADIO


Today’s edition of my Rants and rAVe’s podcast includes the first public showing of Logitech’s new MeetUp ConferenceCam  I was honored to be joined by Logitech’s Head of Marketing for the Collaboration Business Unit, Joan Vandermate, who explains the features behind the 4K USB camera and what makes it perfect for small rooms and huddle spaces. This is one […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 613: InfoComm Special Podcast: WolfVision Will Debut Cynap 365


WolfVision will use booth 3801 at InfoComm to launch Microsoft 365 integration with their Cynap line — calling the new version, appropriately, Cynap 365. The Linux-based Cynap can play, display, record, and stream all commonly used media simultaneously during meetings, lectures, and collaborative sessions. WolfVision’s RSM, Jason Dovel, was on this edition of Gary’s Rants and rAVe’s podcast and he not […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 612: InfoComm Special Podcast: Anchor Audio’s InfoComm Plans


Gary was joined on this edition of his Rants and rAVe’s podcast by Anchor Audio‘s Cy Bates who talks about a very cool NBC Studios live demo Anchor did (you can watch that demo here) as well as their plans for InfoComm 2017 — including an in-booth game as well as a happy-hour that takes place both […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 611: InfoComm Special Podcast: Sharp’s InfoComm Plans


Sharp is in booth 3401 and is heading to InfoComm with a plethora of new products the year. But, specifically, their focus on digital signage will obvious this year. They are one of the first companies to integrate the Mini OPS standard but also have a system on a chip (SoC) option, too. Gary Bailer, Sharp’s Director of Product […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 610: InfoComm Special Videocast: NEC Talks InfoComm, ThinkHub, LEDs — Plus, a Giant Surprise


Gary was joined by NEC Display’s Rich Ventura  today on a video version of his Rants and rAVe podcast – and this one was definitely a rAVe! The NEC ThinkHub is coming off a four-city roadshow, where 500+ people got to play with it first-hand. The response is that NEC Display’s collaboration with T1V for the ThunkHub collaboration board in 55” […]

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