Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

February 19, 2024

Welcome to my 24th annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! It’s been an honor to have written this for 24 straight years and even more of an honor for it to have so many thousands of readers annually — it’s almost always our most-read article of the year on rAVe [PUBS]. So, if you’re reading this right […]

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rAVe December 2023 Temperature Check — Survey CLOSED

December 2, 2023

As the year comes to a close, we want to know your thoughts on how ProAV has changed throughout 2023. You can check out the results of last month’s rAVe Temperature Check here. This month’s survey is now CLOSED. Keep an eye out for this month’s results and for next month’s survey! 

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Making New Connections: InfoComm 2023 and Beyond

October 13, 2023

Every year, I write a column about what I experienced at InfoComm. In 2023, I made a large number of new acquaintances from June 13-16 by visiting many exhibitor booths, some sponsored events, a dinner, my own happy hours and participating in a streaming video. Let’s review what it’s like to make connections at one […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2023 Day 3 — The Wrap-Up

August 7, 2023

Welcome to the final day of rePLAY InfoComm 2023, during which our hosts, Megan A. Dutta and Steph Beckett, highlight some of their favorite moments on the show floor at this year’s InfoComm. On the final day of rePLAY, Megan and Steph highlighted product categories that are just beginning to become integrated into the ProAV […]

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InfoComm 2024 Will Focus on Digital Transformation, AVIXA Co-Locates Show With Object Management Group

August 1, 2023

AVIXA will co-locate the 2024 InfoComm Show with Object Management Group‘s new digital transformation event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Under the brand “Transform! InfoComm 2024,” AVIXA and OMG will host an exhibit hall, dedicated conference and networking opportunities focused on digital transformation on June 12-14, 2024 — the three show-floor days of InfoComm. OMG, through […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2023 Day 1 — The Wrap-Up

July 8, 2023

Welcome to our recap of the first day of rePLAY InfoComm 2023! Day One kicked off with Megan A. Dutta and AVIXA CEO Dave Labuskes discussing their favorite moments of InfoComm 2023. Dave remarked that he always loves the moment when people come “pouring in” on the first day. Megan said she loves seeing how […]

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rePlay InfoComm 2023 Day 2 — The Wrap-Up

July 1, 2023

Welcome to our recap of the second day of rePLAY InfoComm 2023! rAVe [PUBS] Managing Editor Steph Beckett and LAVNCH [CODE] Editor-in-Chief Megan A. Dutta are back to talk all things about the trade show. Puppies! Day Two kicked off with Megan speaking to Kathy Burns, the operations director at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. […]

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Announcing the 2023 Winners of rAVe’s Best of InfoComm Awards

June 28, 2023

As we have for the past 13 years, I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to EVERY SINGLE BOOTH at InfoComm 2023 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 1,560 videos, and […]

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The Daily Raff: InfoComm 2023 Day 3 Thoughts

June 20, 2023

WOW. After Day Three of InfoComm 2023, I am SO tired. I have run around from appointment to appointment, stopping to say hi to people and occasionally give a hug or fist bump but good LORD it has not felt like this in so long. I don’t know how often I can repeat that. This […]

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As InfoComm Attendance Tops 29,000, rAVe’s Coverage Includes 1560+ New Product Videos

June 20, 2023

InfoComm 2023 brought together the ProAV industry for a week of showing 350+ new products while educating over 2,000 #AVtweeps, June 10-16 in Orlando, Florida. The total registrants for InfoComm 2023 reached 36,639, and 29,325 showed up from 115 countries. International attendance made up 20%. In addition, 37% were first-time attendees. More than 2,000 unique […]

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Leonard’s InfoComm Minute, Day the Third: Something Different in an Audio Demo Room

June 18, 2023

One of my favorite things at the InfoComm trade show has always been the audio demo room, despite the fact that I don’t do a ton of the kinds of projects in which the gear in these spaces is aimed. Part of the reason is that “not a ton” doesn’t mean “none ever,” and it’s […]

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Lyntec Shows LCRP-12 Lighting Control Relay Panel at InfoComm 2023

June 16, 2023

Lyntec is here at InfoComm showing its new LCRP-12 Lighting Control Relay Panel. The LCRP-12 panel builds on the reliable lighting, sequencing, and power control features of the company’s legacy LCRP-10 relay panel — one of LynTec’s most popular products — with a critical redesign that delivers additional cost savings and features, including compatibility with […]

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Beyerdynamic Expands SPACE Product Series With SPACE MAX Speakerphone

June 16, 2023

beyerdynamic is expanding its SPACE product series with the new beyerdynamic SPACE MAX speakerphone. Purpose-built for medium-to-large meeting spaces, the beyerdynamic SPACE MAX is a full-duplex speakerphone for $399. Leveraging a 360° SMART MIC TECHNOLOGY, beyerdynamic SPACE MAX guarantees maximum speech intelligibility and freedom of movement during phone calls or meetings with up to six […]

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Leonard’s InfoComm Minute Day the First — on Standards

June 16, 2023

A decade ago internet cartoonist Randall Munroe made a joke about the proliferation of standards, in which an attempt to create a single unifying standard to replace 14 competing standards instead exacerbated the problem by creating a 15th competing standard. Everyone who creates a standard has a vision for why they are doing so, for […]

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The Daily Raff: InfoComm 2023 Day 2 Thoughts

June 16, 2023

Let me be honest with y’all. This is the most exhausted I’ve been after Day Two of any trade show EVER. And to be honest, I think that shows how much we’ve built ourselves back up since COVID-19 threatened to tear everything down. My schedule has been SO PACKED. So if you’ve seen me on […]

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The Daily Raff: InfoComm 2023 Day 1 Thoughts

June 15, 2023

Hello! I’m reporting live from InfoComm 2023! This is SUCH a busy show for rAVe so to be honest, I didn’t have the most time to wander the show floor like I wanted. Most of my time was actually spent recording sponsor interviews with Tommy Wellenhofer, our multimedia intern, as my video shooter/handler/emotional support person. […]

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Screen Innovations Aims Solo 3 Motorized Projection Screen at ProAV Market

June 14, 2023

At InfoComm 2023, Screen Innovations has paired its Solo 3 motorized projection screen cassette with an ultra-short-throw, ambient light-rejecting screen material. This configuration is designed for UCC applications, higher-ed classrooms and training facilities where the audience needs light to view reference materials. Featuring a slim design, the Solo 3 is one of the smallest motorized […]

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Audio-Technica Debuts Engineered Sound Wireless System for UCC Rooms

June 14, 2023

Audio-Technica (booth 3554), a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 60 years, is exhibiting its Engineered Sound Wireless system, a recent addition to its range of commercial audio products. The new Engineered Sound Wireless system was created in response to the increasing demand for wireless microphone solutions for video- and web-conferencing. Audio-Technica’s Engineered Sound […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 114.0 — Pre-show at InfoComm 2023

June 13, 2023

It’s set-up day at InfoComm 2023! Join Gary and I in our booth here at InfoComm 2023 and to see a sneak peak of the show floor. We bumped into some special guests along the way, as well. Tune in #AVtweeps! 

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Sony Announces New Live Production System Camera

June 13, 2023

Sony just announced its new live production system camera — dubbing it an “affordable for broadcasters and event production companies” camera that needs a quality solution for a 4K-ready production system. While most event production companies, esports organizations, houses of worship or educational institutions produce most of their content in HD, they are increasingly aware […]

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SignageOS Splits, Now Offering Into Two Different Products — CloudControl and DevSpace

June 12, 2023

SignageOS is now two different products — CloudControl and DevSpace. CloudControl is a tool that allows remote management of different digital signage devices across various platforms and operating systems. As you know, traditional device management software often limits users to a single platform. signageOS says that with CloudControl, users can save time and resources by […]

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BrightSign Unveils Series 5 Media Players, Collaboration With MOKA at InfoComm 2023

June 12, 2023

BrightSign is here at InfoComm showing its line of Series 5 media players, including launching a new XT5 and a ProAV display with integrated digital signage capabilities developed by MOKA Technology. The BrightSign XT5 joins the previously announced AU5, LS5, HD5, XD5 and the flagship XC5 player to round out BrightSign’s portfolio — winner of one of […]

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rAVe’s InfoComm 2023 Guide to New Exhibitors: Part 2

June 7, 2023

As the countdown to InfoComm begins, there are a lot of new exhibitors we are excited to see at the show this year. To help you get to know them before you hit the show floor, we interviewed a few of them. Here is part 2 — so you can get a little more context […]

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Scalable Display Technologies Announces Real-Time Projection-Mapping API

June 7, 2023

Scalable Display Technologies announces a new Real-Time Projection Mapping API, enabling media server companies to immediately benefit from this new capability. Scalable’s new API can be leveraged to automatically calibrate a group of projectors displaying onto an intricate object that moves freely in any orientation or direction in a large 3D space, while maintaining precise […]

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AVI-SPL Launches Sustainable Furniture and Technology Bundle for Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms, Enhancing Meeting Equity

June 6, 2023

AVI-SPL today announces the release of a furniture and technology bundle that delivers the Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms vision of meeting equity. The new solution is available now and enables the Microsoft Teams Front Row layout in 21:9 format using purpose-built elements that put human experience and sustainability at the center of team collaboration. AVI-SPL, a […]

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Logitech’s Project Ghost Will Be at InfoComm 2023!! I CANNOT WAIT, Screamed Gary!

June 1, 2023

I am sooooo excited. I found out today that Logitech will bring the coolest thing I’ve seen in UCC to InfoComm 2023 — Project Ghost. What the heck is Project Ghost? Well, it’s a fully formed, turnkey telepresence system for small meetings, and it WORKS! The best way to describe it is for you to […]

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Shure Just Added a Speaker to a New Version of Its MXA Series Ceiling Mic Arrays!

May 31, 2023

Shure just announced the launch of the Microflex Advance MXA902 Integrated Conferencing Ceiling Array integrated loudspeaker and IntelliMix DSP for small and medium-sized meeting rooms. Since 2016, Shure’s Microflex Advance ceiling, wall and table array microphones have been a choice for AV conferencing applications. Following the MXA920 Ceiling Array Microphone launch in 2022, Shure is […]

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Why I Continue to Renew My CTS Certifications

May 30, 2023

Earlier this month, I logged into my AVIXA training portal. I uploaded several certificates for CTS RUs that I had earned over the last three years. Some of those RUs came from moderating technical webinars or teaching workshops or courses for AVIXA. Others came from events like LAVNCH WEEK right here on rAVe. Still more […]

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What You’ll Experience in the 2023 InfoComm Trailblazers Zone

May 25, 2023

At the 2023 show in Orlando, InfoComm is set to debut the Trailblazers Zone where first-time exhibitors will demonstrate cutting-edge solutions from artificial intelligence (AI) to augmented reality (AR) and more. “The idea [is] to make it easy for new, first-time companies to be a part of InfoComm,” said  Rochelle Richardson, senior vice president of […]

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rAVe’s Guide to Educational Sessions at InfoComm 2023

May 24, 2023

InfoComm 2023 is right around the corner, and there is no shortage of things to keep you entertained. Once you’re on the show floor for a while, though, you may find yourself eager to take a load off of your feet. Here is a quick list of educational sessions you should consider attending at InfoComm […]

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May Temperature Check Results: InfoComm 2023

May 24, 2023

InfoComm 2023 is less than three weeks away — and it’s the most talked about topic in the ProAV industry right now. That’s why InfoComm 2023 was the focus of our May Temperature Check. The first question we asked you, our readers, was “What is your interest in attending InfoComm 2023?” And it should come […]

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Microsoft and Cisco Announce InfoComm 2023 Session on the Hybrid Workplace

May 23, 2023

Microsoft and Cisco will join InfoComm 2023 to discuss advancing the hybrid workplace through the latest collaboration technology. This session adds to the wide-ranging program focused on conferencing and collaboration at InfoComm, which includes more than 40 education sessions, leading solution providers across the trade show floor featuring expert-led tours, and much more. On Wednesday, […]

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