The Future of AV is Software; That’s Why We Gave Valarea a Best of InfoComm Award

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST If you haven’t heard of Valarea yet, you will likely, soon. The future of AV is software — whether you like it or not. You likely already know this. Remember when videoconferencing required tens of thousands of dollars of camera gear and a “codec?” What do we use now? Software. […]

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Planar Dominated the XR Stage at InfoComm 2022

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST The LED-centered stage market isn’t just relegated to TV shows like “The Mandalorian,” “Obi-Wan Kenobi” and the new “Game of Thrones” spinoff, “House of the Dragon,” that all use virtual production to render fictional environments (without going on location or using green screen). LED stages can be used in much […]

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Part 2: What I Learned About the Industry by (Not Attending ISE or InfoComm, But) Watching 2,000 Product Videos

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Part 2: AV-Over-IP, Software-Based AV and AI This is part 2 of an article about all the things I noticed from ISE and InfoComm this year, two shows to which I didn’t go, but as the editor in charge of video titling for rAVe [PUBS] for both, I did watch pretty much every video the […]

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You Didn’t Miss LG at InfoComm; We Documented Its Entire Booth in 14 Short Videos

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LG Commercial was one of the most popular booths at InfoComm 2022 last month in Vegas. In fact, the company debuted robots for the hospitality industry that AV integrators can sell! Dubbed CLOi, there are two versions: One that can do things like room service delivery, bring patients food in a hospital or function as […]

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Part 1: What I Learned About the Industry by (Not Attending ISE or InfoComm, But) Watching 2,000 Product Videos

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Part 1: UCC and Display Technologies I didn’t go to ISE in Barcelona this year, or InfoComm in Las Vegas just a few weeks later, but as the editor in charge of video titling for rAVe [PUBS] for both, I did watch pretty much every video the team shot from both show floors, which was […]

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If You Missed Sony at InfoComm 2022, Here’s What You Missed: My Review of All Things Sony!

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Sony not only had one of the biggest booths at InfoComm 2022 but, also one of the largest new lineups of products not seen by most #AVtweeps. Although much of the new gear was launched pre-InfoComm, thanks to the pandemic, most people in AV hadn’t seen it up close and there were nearly no videos […]

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Congratulations to the 2022 Winners of rAVe’s Best of InfoComm Awards

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As we have for the past 12 years, I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every booth at InfoComm 2022 earlier this month to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. No other company went to every single booth. We amassed a cache of more than 1,100 videos, and we […]

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If You Think You Missed Nureva at InfoComm – You’re Wrong! Here’s Gary Kayye’s Review of All-Things Nureva!

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If you didn’t have a chance to make it to InfoComm, here’s a round-up of what you missed in the Nureva booth – one of my favorite ProAV manufacturers of all time. In case you didn’t know, Nureva was founded by the same team who started SMART Technologies – basically the inventors of the interactive […]

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Design Consultants Discuss the State of the ProAV Industry at InfoComm 2022

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At InfoComm 2022, Sony gathered a panel of leading design consultants to discuss the state of the ProAV industry. The panel — which was moderated by rAVe’s Megan A. Dutta and featured Rob Badenoch, Joseph D’Angelo, Bren Walker and Mark Peterson — discussed the changing role of consultants, getting into the design process sooner, driving […]

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Steph Says: What I Think After Attending InfoComm 2021 and 2022

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I’m one of the few who hasn’t missed an InfoComm since my very first one in 2016. Since that year, I’ve gobbled up everything InfoComm that I could get my hands on. I even attended the virtual sessions in 2020! So when there was talk about an in-person InfoComm in 2021, I knew that I […]

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Disguise Debuts a New Flagship Media Server — the vx 4+

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Storytelling technology platform, Disguise, just debuted a new flagship media server: the vx 4+. Built for “the world’s largest and most technically demanding productions, installations and shows, the vx 4+ is designed to ensure maximum content quality and playback performance, enabling productions to push boundaries.” Today, film studios and broadcasters are turning to extended reality […]

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BenQ Launches New BenQBoard Flexible Collaboration Hub

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BenQ just launched a new collaboration board kit in the form of the BenQBoard Flexible Collaboration Hub. The bundle includes BenQ’s 65″ antimicrobial BenQBoard RE6501 UHD Smart Board, collaboration and management software, OPS Intel i7 PC, DVY21 HD video camera with microphone, a TTY22 mobile stand, three-year warranty and shipping for $3,999. The BenQBoard RE6501 […]

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READ THIS FIRST: How to Use the rAVe InfoComm 2022 Microsite

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The 2022 InfoComm show is almost here and our team cannot wait! But while the show will only last for a week, our coverage will last forever — on this rAVe [NOW] InfoComm 2022 microsite! We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this InfoComm 2022 microsite that it can be […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 Day 3 — Wrapping Up the Week

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Welcome back for Day Three of rePLAY, where we talk about all things InfoComm 2022! Our hosts, Managing Editor Steph Beckett and Marketing Director Emily Dean, are back again for one more day, joined by AV professionals and guests to discuss their perspectives on InfoComm 2022. Some Favorite Products of the Day A big trend […]

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Vanco Introduces the EVSW4K41 Evolution 4K 4×1 Multiformat Collaboration Switcher

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Vanco just introduced the EVSW4K41 Evolution 4K 4×1 multiformat collaboration switcher. The EVSW4K41 allows seamless switching from multiple wired or wireless presenters to one display. Miracast and Airplay allow users to cast wirelessly from BYOD computers, tablets and mobile devices to the display. In addition to wireless input, the EVSW4K41 features two HDMI inputs and a […]

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Snap One Announces New OvrC Connect App

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Snap One has announced the release of a new OvrC Connect app that replaces OvrC Home to strengthen control of OvrC systems for both commercial and residential clients, along with a newly redesigned OvrC Location Dashboard that simplifies Partners’ customer service workflow. Featuring an all-new interface with simple, intuitive navigation, the new OvrC Connect app […]

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SiliconCore Debuts 1.2-Millimeter Ultra-Fine Pixel Pitch LED Floor Display

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SiliconCore last week showed a 1.2-millimeter ultra-fine pixel pitch LED floor display at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas. The SiliconCore High-Resolution Modular LED Floor with next-generation LISA technology requires no separate overlay. Viewers could walk directly on the 4′ x 7.4′ LED floor display which features a smooth non-reflective, durable, flat water-resistant surface. The floor […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 — Day 2

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Our hosts are back! Today, Director of Marketing Emily Dean joins Managing Editor Steph Beckett for another day of rePLAY InfoComm 2022. They met with AV professionals and guests to discuss their perspectives on the show. A Few Favorite Products “I was honestly impressed with all the UCC solutions in general. Plus, I’m a big […]

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AV Pros Share Their Appreciation for Cory Schaeffer

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As many of you know, industry icon Cory Schaeffer is set to retire at the end of the month. In her honor, rAVe has partnered with AVNation, Commercial Integrator and #AVTweeps like you to share Schaeffer’s impact on the industry. Here’s what AV professionals had to say about her legacy.        

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RF Venue Introduces 2 Channel Remote Antenna Kit for Smaller Installs

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RF Venue has introduced the new 2 Channel Remote Antenna Kit. The remote antenna kit claims to “contain everything needed to enhance the signal quality of smaller wireless microphone system installations by bringing receive antennas to the front of the rack or to the outside of equipment closets.” The kit includes a pair of high-quality […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 — We’re Just Getting Started

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 kicked off today, and we have an exciting recap of Day One for you! We had a great time in Las Vegas gathering content (over 1,100 videos and over 12,000 photos) on the show floor that we will be showcasing over the next three days during our InfoComm rewind. Day one started […]

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Peavey Launches Third Generation MediaMatrix SCION Platform at InfoComm 2022

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MERIDIAN, MS — MediaMatrix, a Peavey Commercial Audio® (PCA) brand introduces SCION, the all-new and powerful Media and Control processor. Shaping the third generation MediaMatrix offering, SCION calls upon 30 years of engineering prowess and market expertise in DSP and networked audio to deliver the most powerful media and control system available today. SCION, a descendant […]

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MediaMatrix Launches the SCION Media and Control Processor

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MediaMatrix just launched the SCION Media and Control processor. Shaping the third generation SCION, a descendant of the  MediaMatrix NION platform, transcends its predecessor leveraging ADi’s SHARC DSP architecture providing a fully scalable, configurable and flexible media and control processing system. At the heart of the new Peavey MediaMatrix “S” series ecosystem — PCA announces […]

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Poly Publishes New Report on the ‘Journey to Hybrid Working’

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Poly published a new report called “The Journey to Hybrid Working: Six Things for US Companies to Consider,” in partnership with workplace research platform WORKTECH Academy. The report draws on recent research into the needs and preferences of U.S. workers and explores six considerations for US companies to further navigate hybrid working. Hybrid work is […]

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Optoma used InfoComm to debut the ZU920T and ZU920TST WUXGA Laser Projectors

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Building on the ZU720T series, the Optoma ZU920T is 9800 lumens has a fixed, telecentric lens design and has a 0.65:1 short throw ratio, is designed for 24-hour operation, includes edge-blending, warping and four-corner correction, as well as 360-degree and portrait installation modes. Optoma also unveiled its cloud version of Optoma Management Suite (OMS), an […]

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Canon USA Debuts AMLOS System at InfoComm 2022

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Canon USA debuted the AMLOS (Activate My Line of Sight) System at the InfoComm 2022. The AMLOS solution is a single (camera) hybrid work solution designed to enable in-person meeting participants to guide the focus of a single camera using simple hand gestures and share digitally enhanced, high-resolution images from the room with remote collaborators. […]

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RGB Spectrum Enters the Management of AV-over-IP Installs Market

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RGB Spectrum entered the management of AV-over-IP install market today with something dubbed Multi-Domain AV solutions. The scalable Multi-Domain AV solutions include the end-to-end  Zio AV-over-IP platform, the new Zio 4000 video wall processor, the  QuadView IPXe multi-image processor, the XtendPoint KVM-over-IP control solution and the Zio Mobile App. RGB Spectrum’s second-generation Zio AV-over-IP solutions allow for real-time […]

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Audinate Details Supply Chain Problems in Meeting During InfoComm; Provides Solution Date

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Addressing one of the most important, complex and dynamic commercial issues impacting the global ProAV industry, Audinate today announced the actions the company has been taking to minimize and mitigate the impact of global supply issues. In addition, as part of its strategy to ensure availability of product, the company announced next-generation, drop-in replacements for […]

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