Rants and rAVes — Episode 351: An ISE Special Podcast: Gary Talks with Atlona President Ilya Khayn

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Atlona started in the HomeAV market as a connector and signal distribution company, but now 50 percent of the company’s business is ProAV thanks to its new 4K line of products as well as the company’s adoption of the HDBaseT standard. This is according to Atlona President and co-founder Ilya Khayn. In addition to converting […]

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THE WEEK – Episode 94: An ISE Special Podcast: Joel Rollins Speaks with Tim Sinnaeve, Managing Director of Barco Residential

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On this episode of THE WEEK, Joel Rollins speaks with Tim Sinnaeve, Managing Director of Barco Residential, a new division of Barco dedicated to bringing Barco’s products to high end home installations. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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THE WEEK – Episode 92: An ISE Special Podcast: Joel Talks With Scott Wills, Senior Director of International Operations for InfoComm

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On this episode of THE WEEK, Joel has a long talk with Scott Wills, Senior Director of International Operations for InfoComm, about the association’s shows, international growth, and educational programs. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 350: An ISE Special Podcast: SMART Technologies’ VP of Marketing, Jeff Lowe, Talks Impact of Microsoft’s Entry into AV with Surface Hub

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Everyone by now knows that Microsoft has officially entered the AV market with their new 84” interactive Surface Hub display  – launching themselves into the AV market against biggies like SMART and InFocus. But, like Jeff, I agree their entry into the market will be good for everyone – listen to this podcast to understand why. […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 349: Gary Talks to SMART Technologies VP of Marketing, Jeff Lowe

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 SMART Technologies has signed up Ingram Micro to be their first distributor of their new KAPP product line. This is a great partnership as it opens SMART’s most popular product – now available in both 42” and 84” – to the entire AV market without any buying commitment. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 348: An ISE Special Videocast: rAVe Scoop — Jupiter Systems to Debut Huddle Room System

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On today’s podcast, we actually bring you a videocast all about a new product that Jupiter is debuting at next week’s ISE show in Amsterdam. Aimed at small huddle rooms, Jupiter will bring its high-end technology down to the small meeting room market with a wireless collaboration system dubbed the Canvas CRS-4K. Watch this videocast with Jupiter […]

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THE WEEK – Episode 91: An ISE Special Podcast: A Pre-Show Preview of ISE 2015 with Joel and Gary

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Joel Rollins, rAVe RADIO THE WEEK host, and Gary Kayye of our Daily Rants and rAVe’s podcast, have walked the show floor the day before it all opens here at ISE in Amsterdam and here are their observations of what to expect from some of the larger exhibitors here at the AV industry’s largest trade […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 347: An ISE Special Podcast: Medialon’s Overture Offers Enterprise-Wide Control

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In today’s podcast, Gary caught up with Medialon’s North American Sales Manager Eric Cantrell, who fills us in on the company’s new Overture Control platform. It’s uniqueness is that the control interface is customized per user — not per room — so anyone who uses a room with AV gear controls and/or sees only the gear […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 346: An ISE Special Videocast: Arthur Holm Debuts DynamicNameTag on rAVe RADIO

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Arthur Holm’s new double-sided (two sided) monitor acts as both a giant name-tag for the attendees of a conference or meeting while display the presentation content right in front of each attendee. The DynamicNameTag sits flush with the table when retracted and, when needed, rises up into position and automatically turns on to display the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 345: An ISE Special Podcast: Arthur Holm’s Montse Romero Talks ISE Plans

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Gary caught up with Arthur Holm’s International Sales and Marketing Manager Motse Romero today. Arthur Holm is using ISE to launch a handful of new products including a new, slimmer DYNAMIC3 and X2, as well as totally new foldable Dynamic1H and a giant digital nametag monitor called the DynamicNameTag. If you aren’t already a dealer […]

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Meet the innovative Smart Paging Station 8 by WORK PRO at ISE 2015

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Valencia, 30 January 2015 – During the last months, WORK PRO has been focused on developing new solutions for the integration sector. One of the most expected launches is the new Smart Paging Station 8 for BlueLine Digital System, the distributed audio system over IP designed and developed by WORK PRO. The official launch of […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 344: Jupiter Systems Talks About $2 Billion Opportunity

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I was intrigued by some figures I saw on a study commissioned by Jupiter Systems, which cited the growth potential of the worldwide collaboration market is $2 Billion. I spoke to Jupiter’s VP of marketing and strategic alliances, Brady Bruce, to get the details and how Jupiter is playing into that segment of the market […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 341: Microsoft’s 84″ LCD

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In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft, sort of, entered the AV market last week with an 84-inch version of its Surface tablet. Aimed at that meeting room market, the tablet accepts wired or wireless content, integrates videoconferencing and is multi-touch. What do you think? Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 340: An ISE Special Videocast: dnp’s Johnny Jensen Gives Us a Scoop About an ISE Launch

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Today Gary had an ISE video cast scheduled with dnp’s http://www.dnp-screens.com Johnny Jensen, the company’s senior product manager. The topic for discussion was dnp’s Supernova XL as it will make its European debut at ISE in Amsterdam in stand 1-Q14 (in Hall 1). But, in addition to telling Gary all about their ISE plan for the XL, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 339: An ISE Special Videocast: AMX VP of Product Management, Shaun Robinson previews AMX’s ISE plans

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Gary caught up with AMX VP of Product Management, Shaun Robinson, to talk about the company’s ISE plans — including the new product announcements we can expect from AMX. Shaun hinted at 4K developments, more wireless BYOD products and AMX’s plan to integrate HiQnet from HARMAN at ISE. Be sure to visit AMX in stand 1F6.  

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 336: An ISE Special Podcast: dnp to Focus on Leadership in Ambient Light Rejection Technology at ISE 2015

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The ambient light rejection category of screens was invented by dnp http://www.dnp-screens.com, first with its rear-screen materials and then added to its front-screen line. Since then, every screen manufacturer has attempted to emulate what dnp has done. At ISE 2015, dnp will focus on the Supernova XL and Supernova STS for both residential and commercial […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 335: An ISE Special Podcast: Gary Interviews BARIX Product Manager Joan Parrilla About SoundScape

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The BARIX SoundScape made its ISE debut in 2014 and now it’s starting to ship. But ISE 2014 only told part of the SoundScape story and ISE 2015 will introduce the industry to the entire audio signage product line — including a cloud-based management solution for SoundScape. BARIX is in stand 8-M245 and will exhibit […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 334: An ISE Special Podcast: Gary Gets the Scoop from AMX’s Global VP of Marketing Joe Andrulis About Their ISE Plans

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Today, Gary caught up with Joe Andrulis, AMX’s global VP of marketing, and talked to him about the company’s plans at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) next month in Amsterdam. AMX’s stand (Hall 1-F2) is integrated into the Harman Group’s presence and will incorporate three distinct areas along. They’ll also have afternoon receptions. Listen to get […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 333: An ISE Special Videocast: ISE Managing Director Michael Blackman Tells Gary All About Next Month’s Mega-AV Show in Amsterdam

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Gary caught up with ISE Managing Director Michael Blackman for today’s podcast and talked all about the upcoming show. ISE 2014 drew more than 51,000 AV’ers to Amsterdam last February and the 2015 show will be bigger and. Based on the enormous success of both InfoComm 2014 and Cedia EXPO this past September, the co-producers […]

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