Our Favorite Moments From LAVNCH WEEK 2020

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I had the pleasure of providing live coverage for most of LAVNCH WEEK 2020, an all-digital event put on by THE rAVe Agency in partnership with Zoom last week. After five full days of education sessions, product launches and thought-leadership, I wanted to write a wrap-up story of my favorite moments, broken down by AV […]

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LAVNCH WEEK, By the Numbers

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Last week’s LAVNCH WEEK was huge for both THE rAVe Agency and the industry. In fact, it was the largest virtual AV event, ever, with five days, 36 presenters and 20 hours of streaming — all in one platform. Let’s jump into the numbers. Here are some interesting stats: We streamed 15 terabytes of data […]

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Giant Security Update to Zoom Rolls Out Starting Today

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Today Zoom announced security enhancements with the upcoming general availability of Zoom 5.0, a key milestone in its 90-day plan to proactively identify, address and enhance the security and privacy capabilities of the Zoom platform. By adding support for AES 256-bit GCM encryption, Zoom will provide increased protection for meeting data and resistance against tampering. […]

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LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Panel: “AV Careers, Workforce Development and Pivoting Your Products and Services” — The Blog Version

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The ProAV Panel of LAVNCH WEEK yesterday covered something that’s been on many of our minds. The title of the talk will give it away: “AV Careers, Workforce Development and Pivoting Your Products and Services.” In other words, how can you, and your business, pivot in this “new normal” and keep your head above water? […]

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LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Tech Talk: “Using AV to Trigger Biology” with Mark Coxon — The Blog Version

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In the greater context of AV systems and design, Mark Coxon asked in his Tech Talk presentation for LAVNCH WEEK today, “Why do we bother with all this stuff?” There’s no ONE answer to using audio and video to tell a good story. So how do we do it? Turns out a lot of the […]

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LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Keynote: AI and Voice Are the Future, with William Ammerman — The Blog Version

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“Artificial intelligence is already at work changing you”: a provoking idea, direct from our second LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Day keynote presenter, William Ammerman — author of McGraw-Hill’s “The Invisible Brand: Marketing in the Age of Automation, Big Data, and Machine Learning.” Ammerman’s keynote today for ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK, “AI and the Voice User […]

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Dave Labuskes on “#AVgood” and the AV Industry in 2020 — Blog Version of the LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Keynote

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Today in history marks the first-ever day of LAVNCH WEEK, the industry’s first virtual launch event — proudly created and successfully launched by rAVe in partnership with Zoom. Kicking off the day with the very first session of the week was AVIXA CEO David Labuskes. Who better to kick off LAVNCH WEEK than Dave Labuskes? […]

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Didn’t Get to Register for ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK? Alexis La Broi Gave Me a Preview of the Panel Topic

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Hello, and welcome to the first day of LAVNCH WEEK if you’re registered, but if not, never fear because you know we always have tricks up our sleeves. Because of the nature of this project, we had to limit our registration to a certain number of people, so for the first order of business, I’d […]

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Peerless-AV Partners with Blue Planet Energy for Grid-Optional Energy Solution

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Peerless-AV has announced a product partnership with Blue Planet Energy to develop the Blue Ion LXHV, a patent-pending, premium grid-optional energy solution that brings together a wide range of sustainable energy options to power critical infrastructure and businesses. Through a ruggedized, custom enclosure manufactured by Peerless-AV, Blue Planet Energy’s non-toxic battery system and an integrated […]

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Kramer Electronics Intros SDVoE-Based, AV-Over-IP Transceiver

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Kramer Electronics’ KDS-8 is a zero-latency, SDVoE-based (10G) AV-over-IP transceiver for distributing AV signals via Ethernet over copper cable. The KDS-8 streams up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) resolution signals over a 10G network interface, providing lossless compression. The KDS-8 is a fully standard and compliant SDVoE codec, and it enables compatibility with other software and hardware […]

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Intel Unite, LG, Kramer and Barco Are Just Some of the Great Brands to Support LAVNCH WEEK

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The AV industry doesn’t quit, even when the world slows down. So when 2020’s biggest AV trade shows started to release their postponement and cancellation announcements one by one, starting as early as February, it was time to expedite the release of a new platform, called LAVNCH — something rAVe has been working for more […]

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Peerless-AV Expands Line of All-Season Outdoor TVs

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Peerless-AV has expanded its line of all-season outdoor TVs with the 86” UltraView UHD Outdoor TV (UV862). Delivering native 4K resolution (3840×2160) and a brightness that is three times that of the average of indoor TV, the new 86” UltraView UHD Outdoor TV is shipping in May. Peerless-AV’s 86” UltraView UHD Outdoor TV operates at […]

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Peerless-AV Offers Bundled Solution in Response to COVID-19

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Peerless-AV is offering a bundled solution available immediately to deploy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As hundreds of testing and treatment stations are opening across the country to meet healthcare needs, the locations call for rapid triage and information sharing, often in inhospitable environments. The bundled solution includes a 49”, 55” or 65” UltraView […]

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Why the Mount Matters as Much as the PTZ Camera

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM HuddleCamHD By Paul Richards Director of Business Development — Chief Streaming Officer PTZ Optics Poorly-designed or poorly-documented mounting hardware can seriously disrupt an AV project’s installation schedule. When it comes to PTZ camera mounts, the engineers at HuddleCamHD and PTZOptics set out to make high-quality camera mounting hardware for […]

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Kramer Releases Omnivore KM-2B Microphone Aimed at UCC

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Kramer’s Omnivore KM-2B is a microphone designed for UCC applications. The patent-pending Omnivore KM-2B is a dual boundary microphone that eliminates comb filtering and has three selectable polar patterns, allowing versatility for any installation: Omnidirectional — For use in small/medium meeting spaces Sub-cardioid — Under the display in a huddle space Cardioid — On the […]

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Premier Mounts Expands LED Mount Options for Barco XT

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Premier Mounts announced the expansion of its LED mounts product line with the new Convergent XT modular LED mount for Barco XT. Premier Mounts adds Barco to a long list of major LED manufacturers who have solutions that can be paired with Convergent. In the Fall of 2018, PM added to the Convergent product line […]

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Auto Tracking Camera System for Successful Lecture Capture

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM HuddeCamHD By Paul Richards Director of Business Development — Chief Streaming Officer PTZ Optics The demand for live-streaming and pre-recorded content has never been greater. Many industries are turning to lecture capture solutions to transform trade shows, training sessions, seminars and more into live-streamed shows as well as on-demand […]

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Barco Partners With Logitech to Combine ClickShare Conference

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Barco today announced its partnership with Logitech to combine ClickShare Conference with Logitech Video Collaboration products. ClickShare Conference is the latest product range in Barco’s highly appreciated ClickShare family. ClickShare Conference is all about wireless conferencing and BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting), as it allows you to join any type of video conference from your […]

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