Rants and rAVes — Episode 943: If You Want an Open AV-over-IP Standard? Then, Watch This Videocast with Macnica

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Macnica doesn’t make AV-over-IP gear – they make the chips that make AV-over-IP gear work. But, they happen to be using the SMPTE 2110 standard to drive AV-over-IP signals and have built an entire interoperable ecosystem of 1G AV-over-IP raw component systems for companies to integrate into projectors, monitors, switches, routing gear, video wall processors and even media players. Watch this videocast with Macnica’s […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 942: Here’s a LIVE Zoom Demo to Prepare You for Zoom’s ISE Launches

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Gary was joined with Zoom’s own David Calvo  live, from Amsterdam to tease some new Zoom features, in addition to showing how easy Zoom Rooms are to use. Zoom is exhibiting at ISE 2020 in Hall 15 Stand B225 — make sure you go by there as their new releases trump what Microsoft Teams and Cisco’s WebEx Rooms have!

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 941: The T1V HubVC Collaboration System is Ready; Here’s a LIVE Demo

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Ever wanted to see a collaboration board that was interoperable Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Cisco — using just ONE CLICK? Well then, we have the video for you!  This pre-ISE 2020 Videocast includes a LIVE demo of the T1V HubVC collaboration board switching, in Rea-time, between Teams cal and a Zoom call — using the same […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 940: Have You Heard of DTEN Yet?

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If you don’t know who DTEN is, you’re about to. DTEN is a collaboration board company that’s tightly integrated with Zoom Rooms — in fact, one of DTEN’s investors is Zoom founder, Eric Yuan. DTEN so tightly integrated with Zoom, software and firmware updates are automatic, white boarding and black boarding is built-in, the interface […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 939: BrightSign Heads to ISE 2020 with a BSN.Cloud Mission

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In 2019, BrightSign launched the concept of BSN.Cloud but now, it’s shipping — a completely cloud-based digital signage platform. But, it’s not just an exclusively BrightSign player platform — it’s being opened to most 3rd party CMS content partners as well as player manufacturers too, explained BrightSign’s CEO Jeff Hastings! They’ll be at the ISE Show in Hall 8 in stand […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 937: DVIGear to Bring Real-Time Race Car Simulator to ISE 2020; Oh, and New Products, too!

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One of the most popular booths at ISE 2019 was DVIGear‘s due to its race car simulator. It was there to show attendees that its AV-over-IP and digital processing products don’t have latency — and, it was an effective demo. But, they’ll also be at ISE 2020 to demo new products in their AV-over-IP lineup as […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 936: Been Wanting an AV-over-IP Standard? Well, the AIMS Alliance Says Stand-By, Soon

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If you’ve been begging for an AV-over-IP standard, this is THE PODCAST for you. The AIMS Alliance is trying to do this in the ProAV market. “Instead of reinventing the round wheel,” says AIMS Alliance Chair of the ProAV Working Group, David Chiappini, “AIMS will focus on promoting and supporting AV-over-IP standards, not closed-platforms.” By the wya, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 935: James Rempel of Nureva Says ISE 2020 Will Be All-About-Audio!

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As Nureva is exhibiting at ISE 2020 in the UCC hall (Hall 11) in stand D160, they will use this opportunity to focus exclusively on their audio conferencing products; including the brand-new HDL200. Nureva’s Director of Product Management, James Rempel, joined Gary on his podcast today to talk about the new HDL200, the new Neurva Console management platform and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 934: SMART Technologies Will Launch Major New Products At ISE 2020

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SMART Technologies has always been in the collaboration market but now, they’re about to stake a big claim in the UCC market — in a big, big way. We can’t tell you too much but you will hear hints of it in this pre-ISE 2020 podcast as SMART will use ISE — and its presence in the Amstel Boathouse […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 933: Sandi Stambaugh Shares Insights on Top Industry Trends and how SYNNEX can Support Integrators to Grow their Businesses in 2020

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SYNNEX Vice President of Product Management Sandi Stambaugh catches up with Gary Kayye to share 2019 highlights for the SYNNEX VISUALSolv business unit as well as what’s to come in 2020. Hear about top industry focuses SYNNEX will address including collaboration, fully connected solutions and the challenges that come with increasing network complexities, top trends […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 932: XTEN-AV Demos New AI-Based Drawing Tool to Debut at ISE 2020

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XTEN-AV chose rAVe to debut X-DRAW — an AI-based drawing tool for AV systems of all sizes — a new feature added into the XTEN-AV cloud based software platform with artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop AV system designs based on AVIXA published standards and design guidelines. This is the future of AV systems design […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 931: Gavin Downey Says Expect an Experience in Epson’s Stand at ISE 2020

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Building on its history of demo’ing amazing experiences suing 3LCD, Epson heads to ISE 2020 with a booth filled with applications-based projection and one big-time attendee greeting experience. On this podcast, Epson‘s Senior Product Manager, Gavin Downey, hints at this big-reveal in the booth as well as a plethora of other reasons to make sure the Epson stand in Hall 1 (booth H90) […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 930: Justin Kennington and the SDVoE Alliance Will Bring Its 20/20 Training to ISE 2020

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In addition to showing the latest technical advances in 10G AV-over-IP, the SDVoE Alliance, and its 50+ partners, will be at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. SDVoE will host its free in-stand 20/20 Training Session all show long (and the complete schedule is here). The company is in Hall 1 in Stand F40 at ISE. The […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 929: James Meredith of WyreStorm Details ISE 2020 Plans

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Wyrestorm is about to become the oldest AV company to have a family of 1G and 10G AV-over-IP products as they will celebrate their 6th year with the lineup. And, at ISE 2020 next month in Amsterdam, the line will nearly double in size and will also include a new family of H.264 streaming products, too. Want […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 928: An Interview with Sam Taylor of Almo Professional A/V

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Are you wondering the AV market in 2020? The AV economy? The UCC Market? The E4 Experience? When will LEDs overtake projection? How the developments in UCC will affect your business? And, what’s the scoop on this new Barco ClickShare coming at the end of the month? Well, ALL that’s in this videocast, watch!

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 927: TeamBoard Is Going International

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Today’s pre-ISE 2020 show podcast was with TeamBoard’s International Sales Manager Andy Penman — if you think that name TeamBoard (as a product line) sounds familiar, it is! Listen as you’ll learn about their 10-year history in the ProAV and UCC markets and their plans for the International launch of the TeamBoard — an all-new turn-key Collaboration Board system (and, yes, they […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 926: Intel Uses ISE to Roll Out New Unite 4.1 Features for UCC and Classroom Collaboration

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Gary was joined on today’s podcast by Intel’s VP and General Manager, Jason Goecke, and Intel Unite Worldwide Director of Sales & Technical Enablement, Dave Buchholz  to talk about the new Unite Cloud platform, Unite release version 4.1 and the development around the Intel Unite plug-in community. Intel will be at the ISE Show in Amsterdam next month in Hall 11 […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 925: What’s the NovoConnect Ecosystem? Holger Graeff Details Vivitek’s Focus at ISE

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Gary was joined by Vivitek’s GM, Holger Graeff, to talk about its upcoming ISE 2020 stand (Hall 5-S30) and what we can expect. For ten years Vivitek has focused on display technology and, although there will be plenty of monitors, LCDs, projectors and OLEDs in their stand in Amsterdam next month, they’ll focus on the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 921: Wayne Borg and His 4000 Lumen Casio XJS400UN Projector Is LED/Laser Leader

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Casio’s Marketing Manager, Wayne Borg, joined Gary via video today to show us how small his new 4000-lumen XJS400UN projector really is. It’s an LED/laser projector that’s spec’d to last 20,000 hours, and with 10 years of LED-based projection behind them, Casio’s specs are backed up with literally millions of solid-state projection installs. This native WUXGA (1920 […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 920: Let’s Talk About [STORYTELLING] and Why We Do It

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As you may know, rAVe [PUBS] is now part of THE rAVe Agency — a full-service creative agency that serves the AV and UCC markets exclusively. We just launched a new service called [STORYTELLING] that helps you tell your brand, product or service story using words, video or voice. No, it’s not PR — there […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 919: Gary Kayye’s Take on UCC Interoperability and the Future of Videoconferencing

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The recent news of video interoperability between Cisco, Zoom and Microsoft has generated a lot of industry buzz. If you’re interested, listen to rAVe Founder, Gary Kayye’s take on where he thinks all of this is headed and why we need to pay attention to the upcoming ISE show in Amsterdam in February 2020. Podcast: […]

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