WAVEcast Episode 20: Jennifer Willard talks with FSR’s Jon Melchin

Our last WAVEcast live from the show floor of InfoComm 2013 focuses on architecture and AV design and construction. We talk with FSR’s Jon Melchin, director of architectural business services. He has a unique role in which he teaches AIA-accredited courses to architects about AV Design and FSR products. Jon and WAVEcast host Jennifer Willard […]

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WAVEcast Episode 19: What is the AVnu Alliance and How is AVB Being Embraced by the AV Industry

WAVEcast host Jennifer Willard interviews Lee Minich, president of LabTechnologies and Marketing Work Group Chair of the AVnu Alliance. AVnu advocates for the use of AVB (Audio Video Bridging) Standards for pushing our audio and video over the network. 55 companies are currently members of the AVnu Alliance and Lee tells where we are with […]

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WAVEcast Episode 18: WAVE Launches Local Chapters at InfoComm 2013!

The Women in AV launched a new initiative at InfoComm 2013 to develop local chapters for WAVE to start meeting together and helping each other regionally. Verrex’s Director of Marketing Theresa Hahn is the chair of the important committee and is planning an event during InfoComm’s AV Week for a full launch internationally. Podcast: Play […]

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WAVEcast Episode 17: First InfoComm CTS-I Certified AV Professional From Louisiana is a WAVE!

On this WAVEcast, we talked live from the InfoComm 2013 show floor with the first InfoComm CTS-I certified professional, Michelle Miller. Michelle is already studying for her CTS-D — listen to hear what inspired her and what difference it’s made to her and her husband’s AV systems integration business. Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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WAVEcast Episode 16: The Orlando Salvation Army Talks About Women and Children’s Homelessness and How To Help Beyond InfoComm13

WAVEcast host Jennifer Willard talks with the local Orlando Women’s and Children Shelter about their organization and how they help local homeless women and children to get back on their feet.  Homelessness is a serious challenge for women and we talk about why and how we can get involved to help.  Donate online by visiting Salvation […]

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WAVEcast Episode 15: Jennifer Willard Talks With rAVe RADIO’s Joel Rollins About Raising Money for the Orlando Salvation Army

Last week, our industry went to Orlando for InfoComm 2013. The Women in AV, spearheaded by FSR’s President Jan Sandri thought it was important we support a local women’s and children’s charity that supports homeless women and children in the local Orlando area. We’ve already raised $1,100 for this worthy cause, but we can do […]

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THE WEEK – Episode 40: Joel talks with Chris Bianchet of Herman Integration Services

Joel talks with Chris Bianchet of Herman Integration Services at InfoComm 2013 Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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THE WEEK – Episode 38: Joel Rollins Interviews Jennifer Willard of WAVE

In today’s THE WEEK, rAVe RADIO’s Joel Rollins sits down with Women in AV founder Jennifer Willard. Jennifer talks about the WAVE luncheon and the impact of women within the AV industry. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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THE WEEK – Episode 37: Special Edition – Joel and Gary open Day 2 Live From InfoComm 2013

Joel Rollins of rAVe RADIO sits down with Gary Kayye to talk about InfoComm 2013 Day 2. Gary and Joel discuss must-see products they saw from yesterday. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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THE WEEK – Episode 36: Joel Rollins Interviews Peter Brady at Infocomm Day 1

Live from the InfoComm 2013 show floor, rAVe RADIO’s Joel Rollins talks to Peter Brady of Peter Brady & Associates Manufacturer’s Representatives during day one about his first impressions of the show. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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THE WEEK – Episode 35: Joel Rollins Talks With Gary Kayye About InfoComm 2013 Day 1 Impressions

In today’s THE WEEK, Joel Rollins sits down with rAVe Founder Gary Kayye to talk about InfoComm 2013 and each share their thoughts on the future of the AV industry. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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THE WEEK – Episode 34: Women In AV Founder Jennifer Willard Talks with rAVe RADIO’s Joel Rollins About InfoComm13 and WAVE

In today’s THE WEEK, rAVe RADIO’s Joel Rollins talks to Women In AV founder Jennifer Willard about their first impressions of InfoComm 2013, and the Women In AV luncheon. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 136: Gary Interviews InfoComm Attendees on Their Day 1 Impressions

I spent an hour walking the show floor interviewing attendees in the aisles of the InfoComm 2013 show. And, although we’re barely half-way through day-1 of the show, the attendees pointed out specific things they saw that they were impressed with. And, it wasn’t all about 4K (although about half of them mentioned 4k) as […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 135: My UBTech Interview with Extron’s Dir. of Education Programs Tim Schnabel

Extron might not be exhibiting here at InfoComm in Orlando – which opened today – but they are right down the road at the UBTech Conference – the higher education tech show. They had a booth in the UBTech exhibit hall and Tim taught a session Monday about classroom AV technology. I caught up with […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 134: We are live from InfoComm 2013 in Orlando NOW

We are already live from InfoComm in Orlando. In today’s podcast, I tell you all about what we are doing here at InfoComm how you can still play THE GAME 4 and win all sorts of prizes – even if you can’t come to the show. Listen and afterwards check out www.ravenowinfocomm.com   Podcast: Play in […]

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THE WEEK – Episode 32: Special Edition – a pre-infocomm talk with Dataton and ShowSage

A pre-InfoComm THE WEEK where host Joel Rollins speaks to leaders from DATATON and ShowSage about their amazing InfoComm plans including significant new product upgrades. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 133: Less than 10 Spots Remain for My Top-10 Tour

For the second year in a row, I will personally lead an exclusive show tour during InfoComm (limited to 50) to see what I think are the Top-10 New Products at InfoComm. Listen to hear how you can register. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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THE WEEK – Episode 31: Anchor Audio Does Portable PA Even Better

Anchor Audio has been just that – an anchor in the AV market for since 1975. And, they are and have been the leading manufacturer of portable public address sound systems, wired and wireless intercoms, and lectern systems ever since. Anchor’s President, Janet Jacobs, agreed to be on Joel Rollins’ THE WEEK podcast today to talk about what they have […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 131: All About Audinate and Why You Should Care

In today’s Rants and rAVes Podcast, Gary Kayye speaks to Audinate’s CEO, Lee Ellison, about why over 90 manufacturer’s have licensed the company’s Dante audio networking technology, what the future holds for networking AV signals and where AVB fits into the Dante ecosystem. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 129: Do You Realize How Big the HOW Market Is?

Gary Kayye interviews rAVe HOW [Houses of Worship] contributing editor, Anthony Coppedge,  to get an update on where the House of Worship market is. And, he not only offers tools and tips for selling systems to churches and other houses of worship, but also explains the value proposition pitch to the small, medium-sized and large […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 128: All About Sound Control

Sound Control Technologies is one of those “glue” manufacturers that specializes in solving connectorization issues with remotely locating VTC cameras away from their accompanying CODECs – today’s podcast is all about them! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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THE WEEK – Episode 30: InfoComm Spotlight – PLANAR’s Steve Seminario Talks with rAVe RADIO’s Joel Rollins About Where They Are and Where They’re Going

In today’s THE WEEK, rAVe RADIO’s Joel Rollins talks to PLANAR’s Senior Director of Global Product Marketing Steve Seminario about the future of Planar and what the company is going to have at InfoComm. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS or iTunes Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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THE WEEK – Episode 29: Upcoming for InfoComm

This week, following the news Joel speaks with Matt Ivey of Atomos about the new products they’ll be bringing to the show. With this episode, The Week begins a series of interviews with manufacturers and participants about the upcoming Infocomm Exhibition. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS or iTunes.   Podcast: Play in new […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 113: All About InfoComm

We are already starting to write about new products and new technologies that will be shown at InfoComm. The show is less than six weeks away and to keep track of everything going on that is InfoComm before during and after the show, follow us at www.rAVeNOWinfocomm.com Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 111: InfoComm Giveaways for Kids

In addition to talking about our InfoComm plans, I also focus on a brand-new column from Midori Connolly that appeared in our rAVe GHGav publication. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 110: The Women in AV Networking Reception at InfoComm

This podcast tells you how to sign-up to attend the Women in AV networking reception that’s going be held the first night of InfoComm. Use this link to sign up for the reception: www.wavereception.eventbrite.com Check out our coverage of the E4 tour here: www.ravenowe4.com  Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 103: Gary Kayye Talks with InfoComm Senior VP of Expositions About InfoComm 2013

So, what’s happening at InfoComm 2013? Well, we went directly to the senior vice president of expositions, Jason McGraw, to find out. InfoComm 2013 will have over 950 exhibitors, over 200 educational programs, the biggest pre-show Super Tuesday line-up ever AND we’re getting you into the show for FREE. Just click here http://www.infocommshow.org and use code: MCTRA Having trouble listening to the […]

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