Rants and rAVes — Episode 727: Almo ProAV Launches NoBox on rAVe RADIO Today


Almo ProAV has offered a host of services to add-value to the 40+ manufacturer partners — things like content creation for digital signage networks, installation service, control programming services and internet bandwidth. All offer integrators recurring revenue opportunities for any AV gear they buy and integrate. Well, Almo ProAV has rebranded them AND is offered a […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 726: rAVe Scoop: Paul Harris Debuts New Open Source JavaScript-Based Control Platform for ProAV Market


Aurora Multimedia founder, Paul Harris, is using InfoComm to announce and release a new JavaScript-based control platform for the ProAV market. Dubbed ReAX  his intention is to make it freely available, via a non-profit alliance at www.reax.org, to any and all AV manufacturers that need to have their gear controlled. His reason? He thinks the market is ripe for […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 725: Semtech Could Build 1G and 5G AV-over-IP SDVoE, But Will They?


Gary was joined by Semtech Corproation‘s Gareth Heywood, Video Products Market Manager — the company that designed and makes the reference chips for all the SDVoE Alliance members. As you likely know, the SDVoE AV-over-IP standard is a 10G standard with the least compression of 4K over IP. But, I posed the question that everyone has wanted to ask them […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 724: Special InfoComm Videocast: Christie Demos AV-over-IP Terra LIVE on This Videocast


Gary had Christie’s Senior Product Manager, Karl Johnson, actually demo their Terra AV-over-IP system on today’s video version of his podcast. Christie’s Terra solution is unique in that it includes a controller — and a really neat software interface. You can see how easy it is to design AV systems, switch them and stage and moderate routing using […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 723: IDK Will Bring AV-over-IP and Legacy AV Routing Systems to InfoComm


IDK Corporation will head to InfoComm (Booth C4051) with both their SDVoE-capable 10G AV-over-IP gear as well as their legacy HDMI and RGB routing and swinging systems. Because they do both, they will be able to provide you with a unique perspective on signal routing today vs. what we’re likely to see in the future via the network. Gary was […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 722: Watch the Best Video Demo Ever as Peerless-AV Shoots a Paintball Gun and Water at an Xtreme Outdoor Display While It’s On


Peerless-AV’s VP of North American and APAC, Brian McClimans, just delivered the best videocast we’ve ever recorded, seriously. So, he set up a working Xtreme High Bight Outdoor 2500nit Outdoor Display outside in the mid-day sun and then proceeded to shoot it with a paint ball gun to show it’s durability. But, he didn’t stop there. He […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 721: Atomos Will Make Three Major Launches at InfoComm


If you’re shooting, managing, or editing video — especially 4K video — you need to stop by the Atomos booth C3478 at InfoComm. Atomos is the first recorder company that uses Apple’s new ProRes RAW format and if you need to record, play, monitor or edit high-res video on-the-fly without having to sit in a production suite, Atomos is it. Atomos’ Senior […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 720: Special InfoComm Videocast: TASCAM Talks Old Audio, New Audio and Future Audio


TASCAM will be at InfoComm in booth C915 and they’ll have everything from cassette recorders (yes, I typed cassette) to Dante Audio on-ramps and adapters. So, why do they still have cassette recorders? What about mixers – what, TASCAM does mixers? And, what can we expect from the industry’s only audio-only company? Listen (or watch) this podcast/videocast with TASCAM’s VP […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 719: Sharp’s InfoComm Plans Include Surprise Partnership – It’s All About Collaboration, 4K and 8K


Sharp will not only debut a brighter display line in the PNM Series, but they will have new 4K AQUOS Boards,  a new 80” collaboration board and even an entire area dedicated to 8K. Gary was joined by Sharp’s Director of Pro AV Product Marketing, Gary Bailer, today who detailed what they will be doing at infoComm in […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 718: Special InfoComm Videocast: Watch InFocus Demo New SimpleShare Wireless System LIVE on rAVe RADIO


InFocus’ new button-based wireless HDMI transmission system for simple connectivity of laptops to to displays is dubbed SimpleShare  And, Gary asked InFocus VP of Marketing Loren Shaw and SimpleShare Product Manager, Michael Liggett, to demo it for him on today’s videocast — and they agreed. No tricks — they connected, paired and displayed an entire system […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 717: Why Should You Go to Barco’s Booth at InfoComm?


There are 20+ manufacturers of displays and projectors at InfoComm this year. But, few leaders. Barco not only invented a number of the segments of the projection market but they’ve always innovated. I asked Barco’s Peter Pauwels to join me and talk all about InfoComm. In booth C2536 this year (and in meeting room 257), Barco will […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 716: For Absen at InfoComm It’s All About LED


The world’s largest exporter of LEDs is Absen. InfoComm 2017 was their coming-out party and InfoComm 2018 their booth (N1618) will be a giant launch of all-new LEDs. Everything will be new, according to Absen’s Senior Marketing & Communications Manager, Alison Maxson. Every pixel-pitch, every size, every form-factor (including a new system-on-a-chip) and every application from Install to Staging […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 715: Anchor Audio Will Use InfoComm to Launch Series 2, New Battery Tech and 1.9GHz Mics


Anchor Audio’s Nick Craig joined Gary on his podcast today to detail their Series 2 launch in two weeks at InfoComm that includes a new 1.9 GHz Mic system using AnchorLink, new Lithium Ion battery technology and a mic line with both mute and volume control of the speakers — wirelessly located up to 300-feet away. Anchor […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 714: Special InfoComm Videocast: Nureva’s InfoComm Plans – You Should Make an Appointment!


Nureva will be at InfoComm with an all-new Nureva SPAN Wall system, the recently launched Dual HDL300 audio conferencing system and a software update that includes a Follow-me feature for meeting leaders. What’s Follow-me and why should you put Nureva’s booth N1276 (inside the UC Pavilion) on your booth tour at InfoComm? Listen (or watch) to today’s videocast/podcast with Nureva President […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 713: Panasonic Will Use InfoComm to Push Unique LinkRay Applications


Originally thought of just as a digital signage solution, Panasonic’s LinkRay technology has become more of a platform for the company since launching it at last year’s InfoComm show. Gary was joined on today’s podcast by Panasonic Business Development Manager, Brent Sanders, we explained how LinkRay can be used for access control, control, interactivity in meeting rooms and classrooms […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 711: SDVoE Has Big InfoComm Plans with Education and Certification Program and Live Training


The SDVoE Alliance (for 10G AV-over-IP network-based signal routing) is up to 39 adopter companies making products that send AV signals (up to and including 4K) over the network. And, all of them are cross compatible. For example, you can use iMAG transmitters with Christie Digital receivers while using VuWall software to run the system. And, at InfoComm the SDVoE will have over […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 710: Special InfoComm Videocast: Elo Touch Will Be at InfoComm with a Focus on Collaboration Rooms


EloTouch’s Kristin Roubie joined Gary on a pre-InfoComm Videocast to show some of their new collaborative solutions, including a new touch-based Collaboration Board integrated with DisplayNote’s Montage software – including a one-year license for free. EloTouch is unique in that all their touch systems can be mounted in portrait, landscape of flat and they have collaboration boards up […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 704: The First InfoComm 2018 Podcast – What To Expect, So Far


InfoComm 2018 will, no doubt, be the largest InfoComm show  ever. Not only is the industry on a giant growth curve, but the Las Vegas locale always breaks records. But, we’ll see a lot of new technology and some product category shifts at the early-June show. Listen to what Gary thinks are the must-sees, as of […]

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