Learn How Labor Installation Standards Impact Your Bottom Line

Why are labor installation standards important in ProAV and how do they impact the bottom line? You can find the answer to that question — and more — during a December 20 LAVNCH & LEARN with NSCA. Earlier this fall, NSCA released updated Labor Installation Standard guidelines to help AV professionals improve and maintain project […]

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Why Pay Equity Matters in ProAV

Pay equity is the concept of providing equal pay to employees with similar job functions, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity or other status. Seems like a no-brainer, but recent AVIXA research has indicated there is a large wage gap in ProAV — one in terms of race and the other in terms of sex. […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Trade Show Experiences

Trade shows can be expensive — and you want to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. Find out how to do just that in a free LAVNCH & LEARN, “Best Practices for Trade Show Management”, on Nov. 9 at 2:00 p.m. EST. “Trade shows require a large investment, both in terms […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 6: ProAV Day Blew Me Away

Wow, what a day. I knew today would be great, but I didn’t expect this. Our presenters really brought their A-game today with their infectious excitement and impressive industry knowledge. I’m back once again to give you a recap and encourage you to do nothing with this article other than click here and watch today’s […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 6: Let’s Talk Emerging Tech

Emerging Technologies Day was one for the books. Our presenters were incredible, the technology was captivating and the sessions were both informative and fun. I’m back to give you a quick wrap-up of the day’s events and to encourage you to register for it here and watch it yourself instead of reading my article. Anyway, […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 6: We’d Call UCC Day a Success

And that’s a wrap for UCC Day of LAVNCH WEEK 6! We had a great lineup of presenters and sessions that we hope you enjoyed because we certainly did. So, without further ado, here is a quick recap of UCC Day. Our first session of the day was a UCC update with Gary Kayye, Andy […]

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Looking for a New Display? Save Your Energy!

By Mitchell Rosenberg PPDS If you’re in the business of buying visual displays, you already know of the various considerations you need to make depending on how the device will be used, where and by whom. Is the screen big enough to be seen clearly from the other side of the room? Is the pixel […]

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Join Us for a Fact-Based Supply Chain Discussion

Are you sick of supply chain issues and wondering when they will end? Join Gary Kayye as he leads a panel of AV professionals in a fact-based discussion on the supply chain crisis and when product shortages will be solved during LAVNCH WEEK 6. “The problematic supply chain is important to all of us, because […]

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Learn to Create a Successful PR Strategy from Industry Experts

Public relations (PR) is necessary for any company — but what do you do if your company can’t fit PR into the budget? On Wednesday, Oct. 12, experts from some of the top AV-industry PR firms will share tips and tricks for a successful public relations strategy. During an informative LAVNCH & LEARN — moderated […]

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Registration Now Open for LAVNCH WEEK 6

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST We are pleased to announce that LAVNCH WEEK 6 will be back Oct. 24-27. Known widely as the industry’s #1 virtual event platform, LAVNCH is also known for its LAVNCH WEEK events, typically organized by solution type. For this multiday event, each day will be organized as follows: Oct. 24, […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 6 Sponsorship Opportunities Available

LAVNCH WEEK is back and better than ever with LAVNCH WEEK 6! Held virtually Oct. 24-27, this is the must-attend event for ProAV professionals. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the industry’s #1 virtual event — watch the video below to learn more about sponsoring LAVNCH WEEK 6. “LAVNCH WEEK has been the ProAV industry’s flagship […]

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What Do You Need to Know About Virtual Production?

As evidenced at InfoComm 2022, virtual production is quickly becoming a popular topic for AV professionals. On July 19 at 2 p.m. ET, Megan A. Dutta will be joined by virtual production experts Akintayo Adewole, creative technologist at DRKR PXLS, and Anji Corley, Vū’s head of academic and workforce development, to discuss the fundamentals of […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 Day 3 — Wrapping Up the Week

Welcome back for Day Three of rePLAY, where we talk about all things InfoComm 2022! Our hosts, Managing Editor Steph Beckett and Marketing Director Emily Dean, are back again for one more day, joined by AV professionals and guests to discuss their perspectives on InfoComm 2022. Some Favorite Products of the Day A big trend […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 — Day 2

Our hosts are back! Today, Director of Marketing Emily Dean joins Managing Editor Steph Beckett for another day of rePLAY InfoComm 2022. They met with AV professionals and guests to discuss their perspectives on the show. A Few Favorite Products “I was honestly impressed with all the UCC solutions in general. Plus, I’m a big […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 — We’re Just Getting Started

rePLAY InfoComm 2022 kicked off today, and we have an exciting recap of Day One for you! We had a great time in Las Vegas gathering content (over 1,100 videos and over 12,000 photos) on the show floor that we will be showcasing over the next three days during our InfoComm rewind. Day one started […]

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InfoComm 2022 Preview: The Digitization of Our Physical World

Ahead of InfoComm 2022, LAVNCH [CODE] and AVIXA will present a one-hour LAVNCH & LEARN titled “The Digitization of Our Physical World“. The event will be held on May 23 at 1 p.m. EDT. To kick off the session, Megan A. Dutta will be joined by AVIXA’s Lauren Moore to highlight emerging trends at InfoComm […]

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The Last Day of LAVNCH WEEK 5: ProAV Day!

Well, we’ve made it, #AVtweeps — the final day of LAVNCH WEEK 5! Thursday was ProAV Day, and we saw product demos, had discussions and learned tons about the upcoming trends in ProAV. Read on below to find a recap of the whole day, and don’t forget you can also watch the entire day on […]

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Day Two of LAVNCH WEEK 5: Digital Signage Day!

We’ve just finished Day Two of LAVNCH WEEK 5! Wednesday was Digital Signage Day — we covered all the ins and outs of digital signage trends and products in the industry. The day was filled with digital signage demos, conversations, panels and much more. Read on below to find a recap of the whole day, […]

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Welcome to Day One of LAVNCH WEEK 5: UCC Day!

It’s finally arrived, the week you’ve all been waiting for — LAVNCH WEEK 5! Tuesday was UCC Day; on this day we dive into any and all things UCC. We had product demos, panelists and great conversations centering on all things UCC, including the past, present and future of the market. Read on below to […]

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Announcing: LAVNCH WEEK 5

It’s back and better than ever, AVtweeps — it’s LAVNCH WEEK 5! The AV industry’s flagship virtual event, LAVNCH WEEK, will return March 1-3, 2022, and this time, we’re bringing together leading AV, digital signage, UCC and emerging technology leaders and manufacturers for a networking and educational event like no other.  Emphasizing peer-to-peer discussions, leading education […]

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Voting for the 10th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Is Open!

Voting for the 2021 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards is now closed as of Nov. 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. EDT. Winners will be announced Nov. 4 during rePLAY 2021. We’ve counted up the nominations for our annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards, and here are your finalists! But your work here is not done, readers — […]

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What’s Up With LAVNCH: October Events

THE rAVe Agency has been busy planning and preparing tons of new LAVNCH & LEARNs and events. These events are educational and informative to help out both the new and experienced AV pros in our industry. From educational sessions on the newest tech to encouraging series on getting hired, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1064: We’re Doing an Event With Mediasite; Join Us!

On Thursday, Oct. 21, we’ll be hosting a LAVNCH & LEARN with Mediasite — the industry’s leading lecture capture technology. We want you to join; Mediasite — created by Sonic Foundry — is way, way more than lecture capture. In fact, it provides AV integrators with a turnkey video platform for hosting and archiving your client’s entire meeting archive — […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: The ProAV Day Roundup

Thursday’s LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 experience, ProAV Day, included an impressive set of presenters and products — even following an amazing day one, UCC Day, and day two, Digital Signage Day. Our talented host, rAVe Managing Editor Steph Beckett, introduced the day. What were you most excited to see on Thursday? 11 a.m. EDT: Here’s How […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: Digital Signage Day Recap

Happy LAVNCH WEEK 4.0, AV pros and fans! This is my first time writing (and experiencing) a LAVNCH WEEK, and it’s been exciting, informative and FUN! In Leah’s words, LAVNCH WEEK events are “part digital-event experience, part virtual product-launch stage and part networking hub,” where we take a deep dive into the now and next […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: The UCC Day Roundup

I’ve written live coverage for a lot of AV industry events over the years. But when last year rolled around, rAVe’s new concept, LAVNCH, reinvigorated my excitement to document live happenings in the industry. In fact, rAVe Managing Editor Steph Beckett reminded me in her LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 preview article that the agency developed the […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 Is Upon Us. Here’s How to Join.

It feels like I blinked and all of a sudden: The U.S. is slowly opening back up as more people become vaccinated. I am getting poorer and poorer as I buy tickets to all the concerts that are coming to town this fall. LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 starts tomorrow! Did you know that we developed LAVNCH […]

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Almo Spring E4v: How to UC & See Into the Future

Last year, AV/IT distributor Almo Professional A/V pulled together a top-rate virtual experience for resellers and tech managers. E4v is a digital version of Almo’s in-person E4: a regional, industry-education-focused show that typically features Almo vendors and their offerings. This week’s event, the spring E4v (“v” for “virtual”), marked Almo’s third full E4v Evolution, the […]

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Day 2 of NSCA’s 2021 BLCv — The Blog Version

On Feb. 24 and 25, rAVe attended NSCA’s 2021 BLCv, or Business & Leadership Conference (virtual), the 23rd iteration of the legacy event offering industry education and purposeful discussion. The audience and purpose of the National Systems Contractors Association’s event, as opposed to other NSCA events like the annual Pivot to Profit (P2P) conference, was […]

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Day 1 of NSCA’s 2021 BLCv — The Blog Version

“Stepping up when it counts.” That was the tagline for NSCA’s 2021 Business & Leadership Conference (BLC or, this year, BLCv: the “v” for “virtual”). This was the 23rd iteration of the legacy event offering industry education and purposeful discussion. NSCA’s BLC attracts hundreds of executives annually to learn from other leaders, discover new ways […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: The New Tech LAVNCH Day Roundup

The final hurrah of LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 was New Tech LAVNCH Day: a day dedicated entirely to something we’re all (still) desperately missing without trade shows — new product launches. This day looked a little different from the other two LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 days (ProAV Day and End User Day), so this wrap-up story will […]

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What Happens When Gary Kayye Interviews Industry Pros During LAVNCH? GARY: Unscripted

If you joined us for LAVNCH WEEK 3.0, you likely noticed that we had a new segment dubbed “GARY: Unscripted.” The concept is pretty much explained by the name: Gary Kayye hosted a series of rapid-fire, 10-minute sessions, where he would interview industry professionals with no script — a completely off-the-cuff conversation. Kayye interviewed a […]

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