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Rants and rAVes — Episode 993: A Video Interview With the 2020 AVIXA Foundation Scholarship Recipients

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The 2020 AVIXA Foundation scholarship recipients joined Gary on his videocast today. Here’s your chance to not only meet them but also hire them! In fact, Esmeralda already has her Crestron Level 1 Programming Certification — hint, hint (ahem, Crestron). And both Iris and Adam potentially have only one more year before they become #AVtweeps! Watch and meet the future of AV. Finally, here’s a […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 992: SYNNEX Public Sector Collaborating with AV Channel to Create Solutions that Drive Business

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SYNNEX VP of Public Sector & Vertical Markets Ed Somers joined Gary on today’s podcast to talk about the AV channel’s opportunities during the pandemic. The two discussed how the distributor is working with manufacturers and engaging with resellers to find the right tools and solutions that drive business. From legislation and policies spinning out of […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 991: Are You Selling Healthcare AV Yet? You Should Be, So Attend SYNNEX’s Healthcare Event

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On July 8, SYNNEX is using the rAVe LAVNCH Platform to deliver a healthcare-based virtual event focusing on AV and UCC solutions that are not only helping the healthcare industry but also addressing healthcare issues in AV environments. The free event kicks off with a keynote from Sextant Group’s David Glenn. In this interview with SYNNEX’s own VP of […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 990: The Dave Labuskes Post-InfoComm 2020 Connected Interview

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AVIXA CEO Dave Labuskes joined Gary on his podcast today for a special video interview, not just about InfoComm 2020 Connected but also about the future of our industry. It’s a candid look at how far we’ve come over the last 90 days and where we’re headed — what are the opportunities for us, as […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 988: Need IT Expertise? NPower Has a Unique Way for You to Find It

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Alexis La Broi, of VER, introduced us to nPower last week and we decided to highlight the nPower program as part of today’s videocast. nPower creates pathways for launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. And, they focus on developing and teaching IT expertise. This provides AV integrators with an […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 986: WolfVision Cynap the Perfect BYOM UCC Product?

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Gary was joined on today’s Videocast with WolfVision’s Michael Lisi to talk Cynap, the VCX Conference and the future of UCC via BYOM and full collaboration. Cynap is well-positioned to be the ultimate BYOM (bring your own meeting) UCC product to drive both local and distance-based collaboration in classrooms and meeting rooms. Watch and see why!

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 985: You Are About to Make a Fortune Selling Audio, Again

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COVID-19 made us all keenly aware of the value of collaboration. And, collaboration without video is just like watching a silent movie. Not only is audio a heck of a lot more profitable than video but, the post-COVID-19 world is going to bring us a plethora of opportunities to sell  “personalized professional audio gear. Oh, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 984: Melody Craigmyle Talks E4v

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On today’s special videocast watch as Gary Kayye and Melody Craigmyle talk about E4v. With COVID-19 impacting the AV industry — Almo Professional AV is the first industry distributor to announce a virtual trade show. E4v connects you to exclusive online education, all while earning up to 8 CTS RUs! Each day includes four tracks […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 983: An Interview with Scott Gill and Steve Durkee of Legrand | AV

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Scott Gill is leaving Legrand | AV in good hands as Steve Durkee, current president of the Legrand | AV’s commercial division, will ascend to the role of President of Legrand | AV later this month. Gary was given the first video interview with both of them on the heels of the announcement of Scott’s departure. Scott and Steve […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 982: Did You Know That Evertz Does AV-over-IP in 1G, 2.5G, 10G and Beyond?

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This is a promoted post < Gary was joined in his podcast today with Evertz’s Matt Krstulja to talk AV-over-IP. Evertz has been in the broadcast market for years, doing AV-overIP at 25G and 50G data rates and now they have a family of AV-over-IP solutions aimed at the ProAV market, dubbed NUCLEUS. So, what’s different and why should you take a […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 981: Helping their team and SYNNEX customers navigate COVID-19

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This is a promoted post  TJ Trojan, senior vice president of product management, North America, SYNNEX Corporation, and Sandi Stambaugh, vice president of product management. TJ and Sandi discuss how they are supporting their team and partners during the pandemic by helping them understand what SYNNEX is seeing in the market from the supply chain and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 980: Aurora Multimedia Just Introduced the Most Creative Post-COVID-19 AV Product So Far!

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Dubbed Tauri, Aurora Multimedia just launched a portable or “mountable” 10″, 15″ or 21″ ‘Temperature-Check Tablet’ that can be used to screen people in the lobby of urgent cares, corporations, schools and hospitality venues. Using an infrared temperature sensor/detector, Tauri provides alerts when a person is running a high temperature within 1 second – from 3-feet […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 979: Pay attention to Macnica America

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Macnica America is one of those companies that you probably aren’t paying attention to but, probably should. As an early adopter (and a chip manufacturer) of the proposed AV-over-IP standards (from the AIMS Alliance) dubbed IPMX, Macnica hopes to not only deliver standardized network video to the commercial AV world but, also to UCC and the consumer […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 978: If You Aren’t In eSports, You Should Be! Here’s How You Can Learn How to Enter

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On today’s podcast, Panasonic‘s NSM, Steve Milley, and Gary talk about the potential of the eSports market and how their upcoming webinar together, is specifically designed to help AV Integrators navigate entering the market. If COVID-19 didn’t convince you to enter eSports, maybe the fact that NASCAR is holding weekly e-races via eSports platforms will. Or, maybe the fact that over 125 […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 977: Sam Taylor Discusses Almo Financial Relief Alliance

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Today, Almo ProAV introduced the Almo Financial Relief Alliance in partnership with some of its leading manufacturing vendors. As part of this program, Almo is offering an additional 30 days of extended credit terms to qualified reseller partners. Almo Financial Relief Alliance manufacturers include alliances with LG Business Solutions USA, Atlas AV, Avocor, Barco, BrightSign, Harman […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 976: Useful for Hospital Workers: Almo Can Get Ventilators Refurbished in 48 Hours

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Apparently, hospitals save nearly everything. And, many of them have a host of old-style ventilators sitting around that just need to be refurbished or repaired to be usable. And, with the coronavirus (COVID-19) having available ventilators could be what saves many lives in hospitals. Gary was joined on his podcast today with Almo Corporation CEO, Warren Chaiken, who explains the process […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 975: PSA’s Anthony Bertticelli Talks TEC2020 – The Industry’s Only AV & Security Show

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AV and Security used to be separate markets. But, not anymore. TEC2020, hosted by PSA and USAV, is the industry’s only security — and av-focused show and just-in-time as those two segments of the market are converging with AV-over-IP. The show, scheduled for April 20-23, in Denver, Colorado, is open to any and all to attend! Gary […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 974: Here’s Why You Should Sign Up for Wednesday’s UCC Webinar!

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This Wednesday, March 18 at 2:30pm, Gary Kayye (with guest star Dana Cory, of Avocor) will deliver an all-you-need-to-know about UCC webinar. So, what? Well, Gary will focus on every single product used in huddle or meeting spaces and call out the best (and not so best) products out there to use and, well, Dana will […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 972: Planar’s ISE 2020 Booth Was Packed; Here’s Why!

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Not only did Planar launch the narrowest, shippable, pixel-pitch LED at ISE 2020 (How narrow? Listen to know) but, they also wow’d the attendees with its Look-Thru Displays. Listen to this ISE 2020 wrap-up podcast with Planar’s VP of product development, Steve Seminario. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 970: Miss Seeing SMART Tech’s New Collaboration Boards at ISE? Well, Here’s a Real-Time Video Demo

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Gary was joined on today’s videocast with SMART’s Manager, Enterprise Strategy, Frazer Couzens, who literally leads a real-time demo of the new SMART collaboration board lineup. And, he shows how you can use SMART’s free TeamWorks app to one-touch join a Zoom, WebEx or Microsoft Teams room from the same board! The SMART collaboration board lineup works in both Room-Based Meetings (RBMs) […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 969: Ever Wondered How Experiential Marketing, Entertainment or Amusement Park Venues Use AV?

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rAVe founder, Gary Kayye, has always been a giant fan of immersive entertainment experiences – ride simulations at amusement parks, experiential retail venues and immersive movie theaters. And, he’s always wondered what it takes, from an AV perspective, to design and integrate them. So, he asked Barco‘s own Leander Werbrouck, to join him to talk all-about-immersive experiences. If […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 968: Crestron: from ISE, to Masters to Enterprise Connect – a Spring Podcast with Daniel Jackson

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Crestron will be on the road for most of the spring demo’ing their new gear launched at ISE 2020 last month — except for the Innovation Concept center, though. So, what does Crestron have planned for Enterprise Connect, the Crestron Masters and where do they see the future of Cloud-AV? Listen to this podcast with Crestron’s Senior Director, Digital Workplace Products, Dan […]

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