Volume 21, Issue 8 — April 17, 2024

rAVe HomeAV — Volume 13, Issue 7 Latest headlines include: Joe Davies on things you should never ask an AI Assistant, plus news from Legrand AV, Resideo, Snap One and more April 17, 2024 | Volume: 21 | Issue 8 rAVe HomeAV Edition There are certain things that you should never rely on an AI […]

Volume 21, Issue 7 — April 3, 2024

rAVe Home — Volume 21, Issue 7 — April 3, 2024 April 3, 2024 | Volume: 21 | Issue: 7   Happy April, everyone! This is always one of my favorite months of the year, and not just because it’s my birthday month. At work, it’s a time of preparation and planning as we start […]

Volume 21, Issue 5 — March 6, 2024

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 21, Issue 5 Latest headlines: Nathan Haynes on low voltage and sustainability, plus news from Extron, Beale Street Audio, Optoma and more March 6, 2024 | Volume: 21 | Issue: 5   In Nathan Haynes’ most recent column, he writes about how low voltage options can help our industry be […]

Volume 21, Issue 6 — March 20, 2024

rAVe HomeAV — Volume 13, Issue 6 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on how not to function based on fear, plus our wrap-up of ISE 2024 stats and more March 20, 2024 | Volume: 21 | Issue 6 rAVe HomeAV Edition Sometimes, in AV sales and life, it’s hard not to let fear take the wheel […]

Volume 21, Issue 4 — February 20, 2024

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 21, Issue 4 Latest headlines: Kayye’s Krystal Ball 2024, plus news from Dynacord, C2G, Russound and more February 20, 2024 | Volume: 21 | Issue: 4   It’s that time of year again … Kayye’s Krystal Ball. I always love looking into Gary Kayye’s insights and seeing everything he got […]

Volume 21, Issue 3 — February 7, 2024

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 21, Issue 3  Latest headlines: Lee Distad on how to work friendlier and why that’s important, our ISE 2024 coverage, plus news from Extron, Disney and more February 7, 2024 | Volume: 21 | Issue: 3   Some of my best and most important relationships in AV are the ones […]

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 21, Issue 2

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 21, Issue 2 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on why homes with smart technology are not necessarily “smart homes,” plus news from Razer Blade Gaming, Extron January 20, 2024 | Volume: 21 | Issue: 2   Lee Distad writes about “Smart Home” tech in his latest column. What is it and […]

Volume 21, Issue 1 — January 4, 2024

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 21, Issue 1 Latest headlines: Lee Distad with anecdotes on working in retail and lessons learned, plus news from ErgoAV, WindowSight and more January 4, 2024 | Volume: 21 | Issue: 1   Happy New Year! In Lee Distad’s latest and greatest column, he writes about his experiences while working […]

Volume 20, Issue 24 — December 22, 2023

rAVe Home — Volume 20, Issue 24 — December 22, 2023 December 22, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 24   Happy Holidays, everyone! In the latest column from Lee Distad, he writes about the problems he has with DIY home automation systems and products right now. While many products on the market claim they […]

Volume 20, Issue 23 — December 7, 2023

rAVe Home — Volume 20, Issue 23 — December 7, 2023 December 7, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 23   Black Friday may have come and gone, but Lee Distad reminds us of what that “holiday” looks like on the distribution side. It takes preparation: setting up marketing programs and alerting inventory managers to […]

Volume 20, Issue 22 — November 20, 2023

rAVe Home — Volume 20, Issue 22 — November 20, 2023 November 20, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 22   So, you met all your goals. What next? According to Lee Distad, it’s usually even bigger goals. I don’t know much about sales (I’m pretty separate from that here on my rAVe [PUBS] editorial […]

Volume 20, Issue 21 — November 1, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 21 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on the importance of conquering the basics, plus news from Extron, PPDS, Blackwire Designs and more November 1, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 21   Lee Distad says that before you get really fancy with it (it being literally anything) you need […]

Volume 20, Issue 20 — October 19, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 20 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on chasing the right kind of clients, Bob Snyder on Megapixel’s latest offering for luxury architectural apps October 19, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 20   Lee Distad writes about chasing the right kind of clients in his latest column. What does […]

Volume 20, Issue 19 — October 6, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 19 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on why you should answer the phone, plus news from Bang & Olufson, Draper and more October 6, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 19   In his latest column, Lee Distad talks about the importance of showing up. Showing up can mean […]

Volume 20, Issue 18 — September 28, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 18 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on different types of metrics and why they are important, plus news from Josh.ai, Optoma, PPDS, Epson and more September 28, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 18   Do you understand first-order versus second-order versus third-order metrics? Lee Distad writes about this […]

Volume 20, Issue 17 — September 13, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 17 Latest headlines: All of our CEDIA Expo 2023 coverage including from DMF, Sony Electronics, LG, Barco, Savant, Theory Audio Design and more September 13, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 17   Happy Wednesday, #AVtweeps! Today, I offer you the gift of tons of news. We just […]

Volume 20, Issue 16 — August 16, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 16  Latest headlines: Lee Distad on going above and beyond, plus news from Snap One, C2G, Legrand AV, CEDIA Expo and more August 16, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 16   Lee Distad writes about going above and beyond in his latest column. What exactly does this […]

Volume 20, Issue 15 — August 3, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 15 Latest headlines: Lee Distad writes about some sticky situations and how to navigate them, plus news from Snap One, Bogen Communications August 3, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 15     Lee Distad writes about a few things he NEVER expected in his latest blog on […]

Volume 20, Issue 14 — July 26, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 14  Latest headlines: Lee Distad on why measuring twice and cutting once still might not be enough, plus news from Denon, CEDIA Expo and more July 26, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 14   Howdy, folks! I’m back in your inboxes with the latest news of the […]

Volume 20, Issue 13 — July 13, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 13 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on the good and bad of closeouts/good deals, plus news from EnGenius Technologies, Legrand, Lutron and more July 13, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 13   Everybody loves a good deal, but are good deals always good? Lee Distad writes about how […]

Volume 20, Issue 12 — June 21, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 12 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on the importance of networking, plus news from Savant Systems, C SEED, Blackwire, Snap One and more June 21, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 12   The power of networking is not something that’s been lost on me. And in Lee Distad’s […]

Volume 20, Issue 11 — June 8, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 11 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on tempering the need to win, Gary Kayye writes LG Display will supply Samsung with high-end TV panels & more June 7, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 11   Lee Distad writes about how to temper the need to win. Sometimes it’s […]

Volume 20, Issue 10 — May 17, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 10 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on the difficulty of staffing in AV, plus news from Savant, SANUS, RTI Control, Screen Innovations and more May 17, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 10   We might be living in a difficult era of staffing in AV. According to Lee […]

Volume 20, Issue 9 — May 4, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 9 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on consumer shows, our latest Temperature Check survey, plus news from Savant, Denon and more May 4, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 9   Trade show season is upon us, #AVtweeps. Are you considering attending InfoComm 2023? (If so, you can register […]

Volume 20, Issue 8 — April 26, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 8 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on understanding OKR, plus news from D-Tools, Viking Electronics, Draper, BirdDog, Ashly Audio and more April 26, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 8   Do you understand OKR? Lee Distad says these begin with goals or objectives with clearly defined results. If […]

Volume 20, Issue 7 — April 13, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 7 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on serviceability, plus news from Sony Electronics, AVer, AUDAC, LG Business Solutions, CEDIA Expo and more April 13, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 7   Happy April, #AVtweeps. What is there to look forward to during this lovely month? For one, it […]

Volume 20, Issue 6 — March 29, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 6 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on organizational flexibility, plus news from Zoom, Legrand, Crestron, Poly, NuCurrent and more March 29, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 6   Have you considered the importance of organizational flexibility? Lee Distad writes about this in his latest column. He says many […]

Volume 20, Issue 5 — March 8, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 5 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on vendors cutting out resellers, Scott Tiner on AI in AV, plus answer our March temp check survey and more March 8, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 5   Lee Distad asks, why have resellers if you’re going to cut them out […]

Volume 20, Issue 4 — February 22, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 4 Latest headlines: Kayye’s Krystal Ball 2023, Lee Distad on some surprising situations, plus news from CEDIA Association, Draper and more February 22, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 4   Hello there, #AVtweeps! You know what I have ready for you! It’s Kayye’s Krystal Ball 2023 Edition! […]

Volume 20, Issue 3 — February 8, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 3 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on the “sale after that,” plus news from Barco, Snap One, Kordz, Origin Acoustics, NETGEAR and more February 8, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 3   We’re back from ISE! And we’re very excited. We have shot more than 1,700 videos at […]

Volume 20, Issue 2 — January 18, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 2 Latest headlines: Lee Distad on BRAG, plus news from Leon Speakers, Harman Luxury Audio Group, Dirac, LG Electronics and more January 18, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 2   In Lee Distad’s latest column, he’s not bragging. At least not in the usual sense. Instead, he’s […]

Volume 20, Issue 1 — January 4, 2023

rAVe HomeAV Edition — Volume 20, Issue 1 Latest headlines: Megan A. Dutta with 23 things manufacturers have planned for 2023, plus news from Pure Fi, Draper, L-Acoustics and more January 4, 2023 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 1   Welcome to 2023, a year that will hopefully be more predictable than the past few […]