Rants and rAVes — Episode 562: Planar and Leyard Have Big-Time, Combined Presence at ISE


I was joined by Leyard‘s CMO, Jennifer Davis, today who told me of their big plans for ISE – including their first combined presence (in one stand in Hall 12 stand H85). Planar and Leyard both have big followings in EMEA so both brands will continue to exist and, as always, we can expect some big new impressive demos – Leyard […]

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AV Insider — Episode 96: Stewart Filmscreen: Imagine What Others Consider Impossible


Shannon Townley, CEO of Stewart Filmscreen, speaks with me about his first six months as new CEO, Phantom HALR, Torrent and Stealth XM, FIDELEDY Vision LED enhancement material, and this little thing called 16K+, Stewart’s 70th Anniversary, what to expect to see at ISE, and more! We also talk about what’s to come in the coming quarters, but you’ll never know unless you wait. That […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 561: BrightSign Announce ONELAN Partnership at ISE


BrightSign CEO, Jeff Hastings, used rAVe RADIO to announce their new partnership with digital signage CMS provider ONELAN. Brightsign has integrated the ONELAN CMS as an option for their digital signage players and this is a great partnership – especially if you do retail signage. And, of course, they’ll demo this at ISE next week in Hall 8 […]

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Coffee with Millenial-Z — Episode 4: Stressing about Stress


In this week’s episode of Coffee with Millennial-Z, catch Christa Bender with Pivot Communications and Khalil Pillai with Shac, Student Housing and Collective, as they talk about how polo, sticky notes, and a good personal reality check relieve their work stresses.  With our Pro, Christa Bender, juggling her 9-5, being on countless AV committees, and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 560: ISE Special Videocast: Nureva Takes Four New Products to ISE


Nureva will head to ISE next week and launch four new products into the EMEA market. It all start with a brand-new wall-mount projection system, the WM307i, designed specifically with their award-winning SPAN system in mind. In addition, the EMEA market will see the debut of the SPAN Mobile system, a new universal wireless sharing platform and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 558: The Prysm Visual Workspace is on the Edge of the Future


I had a chance to catch up with Prysm’s CMO, Paige O’Neill, and get an update on how their transformation from just being a display company to becoming a collaboration company, through their Prysm Visual Workspace  SaaS initiative. AV integrators are used to selling hardware and I wondered how it was going as Prysm is a […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 556: ISE Special Videocast: QSC’s TJ Adams Debuts the Future of QSC Control on rAVe RADIO


QSC’s Director of Installed Systems Product Marketing, TJ Adams  says the future of AV distribution and control is over the network – and they are already ready. At ISE, they will be demonstrating their 4th generation Q-SYS software on a standard Dell EMC PowerEdge R730 server – that’s right, on a non-QSC piece of hardware.   Why? What’s the point? Well, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 555: ISE Special Videocast: My Annual ISE Check-in with Mike Blackman


Every year, I have a video call with ISE show Managing Director, Mike Blackman  Mike always gives rAVe a scoop about the show and this year is no different -for example, this year’s show will have record attendance and nearly 1200 exhibitors. And, a new Hall – Smart Buildings. Yes, a dedicated Smart Building’s hall. But, […]

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The Trade Show Minute — Episode 53: QSC’s ISE Plans Include Q-SYS Flex I/O Expander and Core 510i


rAVe Founder, Gary Kayye, heads over to Amsterdam for ISE next month and he’ll be joined by Victoria Barela where they’ll be recording dozens of live podcasts all on the ISE show floor at the Amsterdam RAI. But, before heading over, he caught up with QSC’s Martin Barbour, their product manager for installed systems, who […]

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AV Insider — Episode 95: Wisdom Audio: Audio Without Compromise


Ron Rouse, VP of sales at Wisdom Audio, speaks with me about 2-CH, distributed, audio, home theater options, line source vs. point source, and a couple of new products yet to be announced at ISE next month, and at CEDIA. You can either wait for the announcements later this year, or listen to the latest […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 552: ISE Special Podcast: Nureva’s ISE 2017 Plans


I caught up with Nureva co-founder Nancy Knowlton this morning and we talked about their ISE 2017 plans. At InfoComm last year, they debuted a new audio product, the HDL300, which is now making its European debut. We also talk about the various configurations of their award-winning SPAN system, as well as the SPAN software […]

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