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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Recruiting Talent in the AV Industry? Company Values Matter.

September 18, 2023

By Peter Hansen AVIXA Company values matter. They impact how your business runs, they impact our society, and, according to new data, they hold substantial importance to the ProAV workforce. The link between company values and hiring is not an entirely new topic. In recent years, more and more data has shown that workers place […]

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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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Christie Debuts Hedra Video Wall Processor

July 17, 2023

Christie just officially debuted Hedra, a video wall processor that offers an all-in-one control room solution. Based on a Linux hardware system and with multiview KVM, users can securely work remotely or centrally and easily switch between different on-screen layouts and configurations. With drag-and-drop interfaces and customized layouts, arranging and controlling information displayed on a […]

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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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LG Electronics Adds Commercial TV Set With Integrated Apple AirPlay

June 22, 2023

LG Electronics launched a commercial television set integrated with Apple AirPlay technology support for hotels, offering guests a seamless and secure way to share content from their iPhone or iPad to their guest room TV. LG Electronics and Apple worked together to ensure that AirPlay will be as easy to use as when at home. […]

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Snap One Adds Carbon Series of Strong Mounts for Overhead Digital Signage Installations

June 21, 2023

Snap One just announced its new commercial-focused Carbon Series of Strong mounts for overhead digital signage installations of displays up to 100 inches diagonal and up to 500 pounds in weight. For ceiling-mount installation, Partners can purchase steel I-beam mounts, wood joist mounts and numerous ceiling plates, including an anti-vibration model. They can also opt […]

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AMX Debuts First New AV-over-IP Product in More Than 5 Years in SVSI N4321D

June 21, 2023

HARMAN Professional Solutions’ AMX brand launched the AV-over-IP-based AMX SVSI N4321D Audio Transceivers with Dante and AES67. These Transceivers are ideal for corporate applications, colleges and universities, casinos, convention and entertainment centers, or anyone needing robust Dante, AES67 or PCM networked audio over IP and analog transcoding at an affordable price point. The N4321D connects […]

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Biamp Wants You To Use Modena MAX Connect Instead of Barco ClickShare for BYOM

June 21, 2023

Biamp unveiled Modena MAX Connect, which offers “the same experience that users have come to love in dedicated UCC rooms,” now within BYOM collaboration spaces. MAX Connect enables users to walk into any room, with any device, and join a meeting instantly using any video collaboration experience, including UC platforms or messaging apps. MAX Connect […]

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Biamp Adds Network to Parlé Lineup with New Parlé N 100

June 21, 2023

The Biamp Parlé N 100 adds network connectivity to Parlé conferencing bars enabling device monitoring, firmware updates, and enterprise configuration via SageVue. It includes two USB A ports for connecting peripherals such as the Vidi 250 conferencing camera. Other features include one USB B port for connecting a laptop or UC compute device, and one […]

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Barco Woos Daniel Root Away From Wainhouse Research to Head-up ClickShare

June 21, 2023

Barco just announced that industry veteran Daniel Root has joined Barco to lead the Meeting Experience division’s global alliance team. Root will be responsible for driving strategic alignment as ClickShare accelerates its momentum. With his experience and deep understanding of the market, Root is well-equipped to lead ClickShare’s partnership and alliance program into the future. Here’s an exclusive […]

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AMX Launches Universal Remote Control System — Including Compatibility With Extron and Crestron

June 21, 2023

HARMAN Professional Solutions’ AMX Brand introduced the CE Series at InfoComm 2023, a new family of professional-grade Universal Control Extenders. The new line delivers AMX-quality hardware control to any system that supports IP connectivity, making these units ideal for corporate spaces, colleges and universities, and government facilities. AMX debuted four models, including CE-IO4 with 4 […]

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SDVoE Alliance Announces Integration With AVI-SPL Symphony

June 21, 2023

The SDVoE Alliance announced integration with AVI-SPL Symphony, a user experience management platform to administer, monitor, control and analyze multivendor AV, UC and spaces across environments. The SDVoE API expands Symphony’s view into the full technology deployment of customers. Industry professionals can control and manage SDVoE devices alongside other system devices, such as sources, displays, […]

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AV-over-IP Chip Company, ASPEED, Partners with Dante and Shows Off Video Wall System

June 21, 2023

ASPEED Technology (the chip inside many AV-over-IP products out there) launched something called Smart AV application products, including the AST1530/1535 AV-over-IP high-definition Matrix Video Wall SoCs. The SoCs can be paired with ASPEED’s Cupola360 180-degree and 360-degree cameras, providing solutions for various applications such as smart patrolling for factory command centers and control rooms. ASPEED […]

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MediaMatrix Releases nWare 3.0 Update — Expanding Integrations, Interoperability

June 21, 2023

MediaMatrix announces the release of nWare 3.0. With this release, MediaMatrix expands its integrations within the Peavey Commercial Audio product line and beyond. nWare 3.0 offers integrated compatibility with the Visionary Solutions DuetE-2 Encoder and DuetD-2 Decoder, enabling real-time video streaming with embedded monitoring and control functionality. The nWare 3.0 release also includes Crest Audio […]

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Xyte Announced Partnership With Legrand, Symetrix and WyreStorm at InfoComm 2023

June 21, 2023

Xyte developers of the Connected Device Platform (CDP), announced its added partnerships with Legrand, Symetrix and WyreStorm at InfoComm 2023. These new customers join Valens, Avocor, AVProEdge, Rebar, Alice Camera, ProAV and others who have partnered with Xyte to create an AV ecosystem that includes “both leading hardware manufacturers and service providers.” Together with additional device manufacturers in various industries that are […]

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Waves Audio Debuts CA3000-MX Commercial Audio Mixer

June 20, 2023

Waves Audio just debuted the CA3000-MX Commercial Audio Mixer, an install-ready audio mixer and processing engine that delivers sound quality for a wide range of single-room and multi-zone AV installations. CA3000-MX offers powerful mixing and built-in processing capabilities that can upgrade the sound of any installed audio system; it also offers the option to expand processing […]

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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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Waves Audio Updates Cloud MX Broadcast Audio Mixer, Now Supports 32+2 Faders and More

June 20, 2023

Waves Audio just announced new updates for the Waves Cloud MX Broadcast Audio Mixer. With this update, Cloud MX now supports 32+2 faders via dual Waves FIT controllers, as well as tactile control of plug-ins via the Waves FIT Controller, expanding the Cloud MX mixing experience for the user. The Waves Cloud MX Broadcast Audio […]

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Kuori Adds New 75-inch Outdoor Digital Display With Energy-Efficient Technology

June 20, 2023

Kuori is launching its latest Outdoor Digital Display, a 75” display with significantly more energy-efficient technology for the use of LCD displays for outdoor digital signage for the Digital-Out-of-Home (DOOH) industry.

 Kuori’s temperature control system preserves the screen’s indoor-like environment, contributing to its energy efficiency and prolonged lifetime. Kuori says its Outdoor Digital Displays are […]

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Kuori Oy Implements Google Framework for EDLA Certification for Use in Large Outdoor Screens

June 20, 2023

Kuori Oy claims to be the first manufacturer (OEM) to implement the Google framework for Enterprise Devices Licencing Agreement (EDLA) certification for use in large outdoor screens. The Finnish company wants to create a new industry standard for DOOH hardware by systematically applying Android, the universal operating system, to its entire product range. Kuori says […]

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Dynacord Releases 1.3 Update for SONICUE Sound System Software

June 20, 2023

Dynacord just announced the release of the latest update for its SONICUE Sound System Software. Dynacord says Version 1.3 represents a significant milestone in the development of SONICUE, including major enhancements to the MXE5 Matrix Mix Engine. As a central component of the Dynacord ecosystem, SONICUE Sound System Software allows users to configure, operate and […]

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Cinewav Used to Drive Participation From Vivid Sydney 2023 Attendees

June 20, 2023

Cinewav is looking to put live event audio in your pocket. The platform is being used to drive participation from anyone during Vivid Sydney 2023, where Cinewav enriched dozens of immersive, super-sized light, drone shows and animations with personalized soundtracks. At the Danang International Fireworks Festival 2023 (DIFF2023), Cinewav synchronized the audio soundtrack with Fireworks […]

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LG Business Solutions Exhibited Restaurant and Hospitality DVLED and LCD Digital Displays at InfoComm 2023

June 20, 2023

LG Business Solutions had a large section of its booth at InfoComm 2023 that focused on restaurants and hospitality, including various DVLED and LCD digital displays ideally suited to provide digital signage, menu boards and self-ordering kiosks. Introducing the area to attendees was a 110-inch 4K Ultra HD model (110UM5K) that offers up to 500 […]

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Boom Collaboration Adds GOJO Four-Camera PTZ Switcher With ProAV Production Options

June 20, 2023

Boom Collaboration launched something called GOJO, a $799 four-camera PTZ switcher with ProAV production capabilities. The GOJO controls multiple PTZ cameras on a single network, and it’s aimed at applications like managing cameras during meetings, religious services or other live events — and even conference rooms where multiple angles are required. “Integrated with seamless switching, […]

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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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