Digital Signage Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: ‘Gotchas,’ Watch-outs and Getting Safely Through the Doors

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Digital Signage Day was our fifth and final day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. With support from our partners Samsung, NEC Display and Epson — and a great partnership with DSE and the DSF — the content from these supporters and our session educators was fantastic today. Read on for the story. Keynote: Digital Signage Gets […]

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Announcing the 2020 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

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We are excited to announce the winners of our ninth annual 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different from ANY other industry awards, and the stats speak for themselves: We had more than 205,000 votes for the final awards! Nominations for the awards came SOLELY from you — the AV community. We don’t charge […]

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EdTech Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: Hybrid, HyFlex and Where EdTech Is Headed

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LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 is moving right along, everybody. Today was EdTech Day — possible thanks to all the support from Intel, Nureva, NEC Display and our partner for the day: HETMA (Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance). Read on for our recap of the day. Keynote: Reimagining the Classroom It’s hard to reimagine what the classroom […]

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New Tech LAVNCH Day: Temperature Checks, Holographic Tech and a Whole Lot of UCC

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Today’s LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 theme was New Tech LAVNCH Day: a day dedicated entirely to something we’re all desperately missing by not being able to attend conferences this year — new product launches, like those you typically see on the trade show floor. This day looked a little different from all our other LAVNCH WEEK […]

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The Great AVoIP Debate

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I spend some time on Twitter, and yesterday I noticed a lot of online chatter happening around a panel rAVe put together for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. Kudos to the staff at rAVe for curating the speakers, because to my knowledge, the people on the panel and the groups they represent had never been assembled together […]

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Nureva Now Shipping HDL200 Huddle-Room-Sized Audio System

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Nureva is now shipping its HDL200 audio-conferencing system, the newest addition to the company’s line of audio-conferencing products. Designed for rooms and open spaces up to 18’ x 18’ (5.5 x 5.5 m), the HDL200 system delivers the same audio pickup that Nureva’s HDL300 systems deliver for larger spaces. All Nureva audio systems are powered […]

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Hovercam’s Redesigned Flex 11 Fully Integrates With Zoom

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HoverCam announced that it has redesigned its Flex 11 software to integrate with Zoom fully. HoverCam was already compatible with Skype, Google Hangouts, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. Now, teachers can initiate and schedule Zoom calls directly from HoverCam’s free, comprehensive document camera software. HoverCam’s redesigned Flex 11 document camera software now incorporates Zoom’s familiar […]

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ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: CX, Crystal Balls and a Hot Debate on AV-over-IP

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ProAV is at a crossroads today. And it’s not just because so many of us are working from home and don’t know what the commercial/business space will look like in three months, even with well-researched predictions. Big innovations in ProAV were happening long before COVID-19, but the pandemic has expedited — expedited like the first […]

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UCC Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: Revolution, ‘Next Normals’ and Marriage

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Wow, what a way to kick off LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 — UCC Day today included three fantastic education sessions and amazing partner content from AVer, Nureva and Bluescape throughout the day. There wasn’t a minute I didn’t feel like I was learning, growing, soaking in something new related to the UCC space of AV. So […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: 5 Questions With Colin Birney

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Colin Birney is the principal at Birney Consulting and is an adjunct instructor for AVIXA — but before that, he worked for Google, Linn Energy and Hess. His career trajectory, like so many others in our industry, is super interesting. So, I’m pleased that he’ll be giving the LAVNCH & Learn discussion during EdTech Day […]

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A Short Conversation With James Ashby — Talking LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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James Ashby is the president of Edify Education Services — so, although he doesn’t necessarily work in the AV industry. But — he focuses heavily on data and helping education leaders around the world make decisions based on this data. So, it makes sense for him to deliver our keynote on reimagining the classroom during […]

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A Conversation With Charmaine Torruella Ahead of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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Charmaine Torruella is the moderator for our upcoming panel on UCC (Unified Communications & Collaboration) Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0, a day of LAVNCH WEEK that we’re all really excited about, and not just because so many of us are working from home and constantly using Zoom/Teams/WebEx/BlueJeans/Google Meet (though video fatigue is now a thing) […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 Is Coming. Here’s How to Get In On It.

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I can’t believe it’s already the middle of June. More specifically, I can’t believe it’s already June 18, because that means LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 is only FOUR days away. You didn’t know there was a LAVNCH WEEK 2.0? Where ya been? This week, we’ve been previewing some of the great presenter content planned for LAVNCH […]

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Laura Davis-Taylor Answers 5 Questions in Preparation for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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Laura Davis-Taylor is the chief strategy officer for InReality, LLC, and she will be giving the keynote during Digital Signage Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. Although we had a DS Day during our first LAVNCH WEEK, I knew we were really focusing on bringing in fresh content, so I was curious to hear about how […]

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5 Questions With Laurie Englert for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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Laurie Englert is the VP of customer experience for Legrand | AV, and she’ll be delivering our keynote presentation on the much-anticipated ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. I was excited to hear what Laurie was planning to discuss for her LAVNCH WEEK keynote; so to find out, I asked her my five burning questions. […]

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Elo’s new Huddle Kit Is a Turnkey UCC Kit to Make Any Space a Zoom, Teams, BlueJeans or Webex Room

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Elo announced Huddle Kit Tuesday, an accessories bundle that pairs with Elo’s 4K interactive displays to provide a collaboration and videoconferencing solution for businesses. As corporate offices continue to reopen post-COVID, there’s an increased focus on smaller huddle meeting rooms supporting a hybrid mix of office-based and remote employees. With Elo’s new huddle room solution, […]

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Magewell Is the Newest Member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions

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The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) introduced its newest member Tuesday: Magewell. The company joins AIMS as the adoption of SMPTE ST 2110 continues to accelerate in the broadcast market. The alliance’s new Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) set of open standards and specifications gains momentum in the ProAV industry. “One of our key […]

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Magewell Becomes the Newest AIMS Member

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BOTHELL, Wash. — June 16, 2020 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today introduced its newest member: Magewell, a designer and developer of innovative hardware and software solutions for media capture, conversion, and streaming. The company joins AIMS as adoption of SMPTE ST 2110 continues to accelerate in the broadcast market and the […]

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5 Minutes With Chuck Wilson for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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Chuck Wilson is the executive director of the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), and he’ll be debating the future of commercial integration with Gary Kayye live on ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. I wanted to hear what Chuck had planned for this LAVNCH & Learn session/debate, so I reached out to get a teaser […]

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5 Questions with David Danto for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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David Danto is the director of emerging technology for the IMCCA, or The Interactive Multimedia and Collaborative Communications Alliance. David will be a speaker on UCC Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 for our cleverly coined “LAVNCH & Learn.” I was excited to hear what he was planning to talk about (hint: how does UC&C drive […]

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Almo Professional A/V Focuses on How to Leverage Supply Chain and AV Services During First Virtual InfoComm

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Philadelphia, PA — June 10, 2020 — Almo Professional A/V, the Pro A/V industry’s most dynamic distributor, and creator of the award-winning E4 Experience, is educating attendees on ways to leverage the supply chain primarily through the use of AV services during the first virtual InfoComm 2020 Connected event, June 16-18, 2020. Register for InfoComm […]

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Epson Boosts Digital Signage Projector Lineup with Eight New Models

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Epson expanded its lineup of digital signage projectors Monday with new PowerLite models with 2000-5000 ANSI lumens. All of them are 3LCD laser projectors with native 1080p resolution. The new PowerLite 250F, 750F and 800F are powered by a virtually maintenance-free 20,000-hour laser light source, along with 360-degree placement and a full stack of connectivity […]

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AVer Announces Certified Video Collaboration Solutions for Microsoft

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM AVer INFORMATION INC. AVer has announced a collaboration focused on creating videoconferencing technologies that work with Microsoft software. AVer Video Collaboration Solutions for Microsoft will be a complete line of AVer USB videoconferencing products developed and certified with Microsoft Teams in mind. These AVer products will feature HD cameras, […]

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Epson’s Eight New Laser Projectors Are Aimed at the Education Market

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Epson just launched eight new laser projectors aimed at the education market: the BrightLink 735Fi and 725Wi and non-interactive PowerLite 725W, 720, L200SW, L200SX, L200W and L200X. Offering long-throw, short-throw, ultra-short-throw and interactive models, the new projectors support a variety of teaching environments. The BrightLink 735Fi offers ultra-wide 110-inch, 16:6 images supporting split-screen and side-by-side […]

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NEC Unveils Brightest Projector in its PA Laser Projector Series

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NEC Display Solutions of America launched the brightest projector in its PA laser projector series, the PA1004UL. It has 10,000 lumens of brightness. The WUXGA resolution PA1004UL’s claim-to-fame is how quiet it is — at a 35 dB operating noise level — like 30% quieter than any other projector in its brightness category. This quiet […]

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Future of the Integration Business: Meeting Room Solutions

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By Tom LeBlanc National Systems Contractors Association Integration firms looking beyond the COVID-19 crisis will serve customers with a new set of priorities for meeting room technology. As integration companies battle through a COVID-19-depleted market, there is much uncertainty about what the future of the integration industry holds. One feeling, however, has been consistent throughout NSCA’s […]

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Five Reasons Why Outsourcing AV is Critical Now More Than Ever

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By Cory Allen Almo Professional A/V As the powerful Joe Rogan says, “we are living in strange times.” Who could have anticipated a virus would shake up our world to the degree it has? We have all been forced to adapt to a new way of living in such a short period. Through that adaption, […]

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NEC Display Solutions Announces New 4K Projector Aimed at Higher Ed, Retail, Corporate

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NEC Display Solutions announced its P506QL projector Tuesday. Joining the P Series, the P506QL provides native 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution with 5,000 lumens of brightness. The first in the NEC P Series projector lineup to offer Native 4K UHD resolution, the P506QL uses laser-based projection, eliminating the need for bulb replacement. The projector’s 1-Chip […]

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Almo Pro A/V Virtual E4 Brought Together 1,400 AV Pros

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Last week, Almo Professional A/V unveiled the first E4 Evolution (E4v), a predominantly live, regionally-focused virtual learning event — part of the E4 Experience. Attended virtually by more than 1,400 participants, the three E4vs (West Coast, Central, East Coast) included live sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs) delivered by presenters who tackled topics such […]

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Nominations Now Open for Ninth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

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We weren’t sure whether to continue with the Readers’ Choice Awards this year. To be honest, with COVID-19 affecting so many different aspects of our work and our lives, it didn’t seem like the right time. That’s when it hit us. We began giving out these awards as a way to let our audience tell […]

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Atlona Has Two New Camera Models for HDBaseT and HDMI Interfacing

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Atlona has expanded the HDVS-CAM family of PTZ cameras with two new camera models that are purpose-built for HDBaseT and HDMI interfacing. The Atlona HDVS-CAM family is aimed at UCC systems as well as lecture capture and distance learning. The two new models are native 1080@60Hz, include auto-focusing, a quick pan-and-tilt mechanism with minimal noise […]

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