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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1367: Planar’s WallDirector Could Signal the Future of the AV Cloud

Could Planar’s WallDirector Cloud software-as-a-service ecosystem, designed to manage Planar’s LEDs, be the cloud-based management platform that every other display company ends up emulating? I think it’s possible! Today’s Rants & rAVes episode features Planar’s Robert Detwiler, who talks about WallDirector and its management of the Planar ecosystem along with how the company was able […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1367: Planar’s WallDirector Could Signal the Future of the AV Cloud

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1366: The Peerless-AV STS650 Monitor Mount Includes AV Gear Racking (and Won a 2024 Readers’ Choice Award!)

Peerless-AV’s STS650 Universal Scissor Wall Mount made its debut in 2024 and immediately became a hit with AV integrators and end users alike due to its unique ability to allow for AV gear to be racked behind it professionally (sans cable ties). Peerless-AV VP Sales, North America and APAC, Brian McClimans, joined the latest episode […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1366: The Peerless-AV STS650 Monitor Mount Includes AV Gear Racking (and Won a 2024 Readers’ Choice Award!)

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1365: Sony Will Show All Its LEDs for the First Time Ever at IC24, Plus New AI Functionality and BRAVIA Partnerships

Sony has a plethora of things to show you in its booth W2201 at InfoComm 2024, and the latest episode of Rants & rAVes features Sony’s director of sales and marketing for the B2B group, Mark Bonifacio, who talks about everything you can expect. This is a thorough review of all Sony will show at […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1365: Sony Will Show All Its LEDs for the First Time Ever at IC24, Plus New AI Functionality and BRAVIA Partnerships

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1364: Sharp Will be at InfoComm 2024 With 4K Projectors, New LED Solutions and A Plethora of New Flat Panel Products

This pre-InfoComm-2024 videocast features Sharp Business USA SVP of Display Marketing and Product Management Jennifer Cheh and VP of Product & Solutions Marketing Keith Yanke. They thoughtfully detailed everything attendees will see in booth W1201 at IC24. Watch this to get a full sneak peek!  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1364: Sharp Will be at InfoComm 2024 With 4K Projectors, New LED Solutions and A Plethora of New Flat Panel Products

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1363: Lightware Is the Go-To USB-C Company; It Will Add Dante, AV-over-IP and Dual-Screen USB-C Too

Lightware president and CEO, Clint Hoffman, and its SVP of education, Roger Takacs, joined me on the latest episode of Rants & rAVes to preview some new products and tech coming to InfoComm 2024. In addition to adding a bidirectional Dante version to its USB-C lineup of TAURUS products, Lightware will also show a dual-output […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode  1363: Lightware Is the Go-To USB-C Company; It Will Add Dante, AV-over-IP and Dual-Screen USB-C Too

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1362: The Humly Desk-Booking Device Is Way More Than Just Aesthetically Beautiful

In today’s episode of Rants & rAVes, Humly’s CEO Anders Karlsson joins as my guest to talk about how his company is focused on making things work seamlessly in both co-working and open workplace environments. From adding sensors to detect device usage on the fly to leveraging Microsoft Places to encourage collaboration, Humly is offering […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1362: The Humly Desk-Booking Device Is Way More Than Just Aesthetically Beautiful

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1361: Televic Will Use InfoComm 2024 to Show How Its Smart Audio Control Works Everywhere

My latest pre-InfoComm-2024 videocast features Televic vice president of sales, Peter Papageorge, who details exactly why both integrators and end users will benefit from the company’s audio products — in meeting rooms, classrooms and everywhere else. The company will also use IC24 to launch the Unite Platform. Want to know what this is? Watch!  […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1361: Televic Will Use InfoComm 2024 to Show How Its Smart Audio Control Works Everywhere

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1360: Matrox Video Bring the Industry’s First AV-over-IP Gateway to InfoComm — Dubbed Vion

I received some new product scoop on today’s pre-InfoComm-2024 videocast via Matrox Video’s business development manager, Ron Berty. Ron explained that the new Vion lineup will allow Matrox’s ConvertIP AV-over-IP product lineup — using the IPMX standard — to ingest and output video and audio virtually anywhere (even to competitive decoders or from competitive encoders)! […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1360: Matrox Video Bring the Industry’s First AV-over-IP Gateway to InfoComm — Dubbed Vion

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1359: Daktronics Is in the ProAV Market With a New Flip Chip CoB LED. Here’s How It Works.

The latest pre-InfoComm-2024 episode of Rants & rAVes features Daktronics National Sales Manager Jim Vasgaard, who walks us through the company’s new Flip Chip CoB LED technology. Rumor has it, it’s a lot cooler and brighter than typical LED wall tech. Jim explains how CoB works as the new LED format — aimed at TAA-compliant […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode  1359: Daktronics Is in the ProAV Market With a New Flip Chip CoB LED. Here’s How It Works.

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1358: Here’s What You Can Expect from SpinetiX at InfoComm 2024

SpinetiX will be at InfoComm debuting a very cool partnership with Q-SYS — you’ll have to watch this pre-InfoComm-2024 videocast with Spinetix CEO Francesco Ziliani to get a hint about it or head over to its booth in the West Hall (W2007). In addition to the Q-SYS partnership, SpinetiX will show the all-new four-output 4K […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1358: Here’s What You Can Expect from SpinetiX at InfoComm 2024

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1357: Here’s Everything TD SYNNEX Has Planned for InfoComm 2024

My latest pre-InfoComm-2024 videocast features TD SYNNEX Senior VP Sandi Stambaugh, as this is always a big event for the and its partners. In addition to hosting a reception open to all AV integrators (register here!), TD SYNNEX will focus on both digital signage and UCC in its booth W1745 at the show. Watch this […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1357: Here’s Everything TD SYNNEX Has Planned for InfoComm 2024

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1356: XTEN-AV Will Debut 3 New Features at InfoComm 2024. Here They Are.

Another day, another pre-InfoComm-2024 videocast! On this episode of Rants & rAVes, XTEN-AV founders Vibhav Singh and Sahil Dhingra join as the special guests to demo three new features in XTEN’s platform. In addition to an awesome AI feature in which the platform will automatically find mistakes in system designs, XTEN has also added a […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1356: XTEN-AV Will Debut 3 New Features at InfoComm 2024. Here They Are.

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1355: Catchbox Heads to InfoComm With New Catchbox Plus Room System — Includes Dante and DSP!

This pre-InfoComm-2024 episode of Rants & rAVes features Catchbox VP of commerce, Aleksejs Kolpakovs, who explains the company’s new Catchbox Plus room system aimed at higher education installs and meeting rooms. The system includes the famed Catchbox throwable mic along with a handheld and universal wearable lab mic (all charge wirelessly and are available via […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1355: Catchbox Heads to InfoComm With New Catchbox Plus Room System — Includes Dante and DSP!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1354: Optoma Will Be at InfoComm 2024 With New IFPs, 2 New Short-Throw Projectors and 20K+ Lumen 1-Chip DLPs

Optoma will use InfoComm 2024 to debut a new lineup of Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs) that include all the features you expect from collaboration boards but these IFPs also include room sensor technology, as well as Google EDLA certification. In addition, the company will show some new 20,000+ Lumen 1-chip DLP projectors and two new […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1354: Optoma Will Be at InfoComm 2024 With New IFPs, 2 New Short-Throw Projectors and 20K+ Lumen 1-Chip DLPs

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1353: Here’s Everything FSR Is Showing at InfoComm 2024

FSR’s director of global sales, Chaz Porter, joins this episode of Rants & rAVes to review all that the company is doing in the Central Hall (booth C8227) at InfoComm 2024. FSR has a new long-distance USB-C cable that carries 60 watts of power, a new all-in-one Ceiling Box for AV-over-IP applications, projective covers for […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1353: Here’s Everything FSR Is Showing at InfoComm 2024

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1352: Navori Labs, the Digital Signage Software Company, Will Debut an AI-Based Player at InfoComm 2024

Navori is known as a digital signage CMS and software provider — that’s in the company’s DNA. But, as AI pushes the envelope of what the typical signage player can do, Navori has had to create its own AI-based signage media player, dubbed the the StiX 3800. The latest Rants & rAVes episode features Navori’s […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1352: Navori Labs, the Digital Signage Software Company, Will Debut an AI-Based Player at InfoComm 2024

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1351: AWOL Vision Enters the Commercial AV Market With 21:9 Projector — You Heard It Here First!

AWOL Vision, a projection and screen company that’s best known for short-throw DLP projectors for high-end residential applications, will enter the ProAV market by exhibiting at InfoComm 2024 for the first time in booth C6303. AWOL’s flagship entry product will be a short-throw bar-type projector, the LTV-3500 Max, that can project a 128” image from […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1351: AWOL Vision Enters the Commercial AV Market With 21:9 Projector — You Heard It Here First!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1350: Shure Heads to InfoComm 2024 Ready to Announce an All-New Presenter Mic, Shure Cloud and More. Watch!

Shure’s sr. marketing manager for conferencing, Chris Lyons, hopped on this episode of Rants & rAVes to talk all things InfoComm 2024. In addition to live demos for the new MXW neXt 2 Wireless Mic System and the MXA Series of Ceiling Mic Arrays in Demo Room N232, Shure will have a large presence in […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1350: Shure Heads to InfoComm 2024 Ready to Announce an All-New Presenter Mic, Shure Cloud and More. Watch!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1349: Dan Smith of Exertis Almo Shares His Thoughts on the Second Half of 2024 Ahead of InfoComm Show

Exertis Almo EVP Dan Smith joins me for one of the best podcasts ever. Dan reviews the industry’s successes and pitfalls within the first half of 2024 and tells us what we can expect for the second half of 2024. It’s a candid look at where we are as an industry and where we can […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode  1349: Dan Smith of Exertis Almo Shares His Thoughts on the Second Half of 2024 Ahead of InfoComm Show

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1348: Don’t Miss tvONE at InfoComm 2024; the Company Will Feature Its New CALICO Video Processor!

Today’s videocast features tvONE’s communications and training manager, Mark Trevena, who detailed what the company is doing at InfoComm 2024 in booth W1721. tvONE and Green Hippo are combined at the booth and are part of ACT Entertainment now. But, at IC24, the companies will launch the new CALICO processors, v4.9 of the Green Hippo […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1348: Don’t Miss tvONE at InfoComm 2024; the Company Will Feature Its New CALICO Video Processor!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1347: You Can Charge Your Cell Phone at the Entrance of Both Halls at InfoComm 2024, Thanks to the Ellipsys Group

If your phone battery starts to die at InfoComm 2024, just head out into the lobby area of the Central and West Halls as, thanks to Chris Whitley of the industry’s newest buying group, Ellipsys Commercial Technology Group, the company will provide them along with a rest area to sit down! Ellipsys Commercial Technology Group […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1347: You Can Charge Your Cell Phone at the Entrance of Both Halls at InfoComm 2024, Thanks to the Ellipsys Group

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1346: ViewSonic Will Use IC24 to Debut a Configurable All-in-One LED, TeamOne and TeamJoin for Collaboration

ViewSonic is the first LED manufacturer in the world with a configurable all-in-one dvLED (dubbed LDC), and the company will debut a 245” version of it at InfoComm 2024 in booth W1215. In addition, the company has entered the collaboration software market with something called TeamOne, and ViewSonic’s director of business line , Jeff Muto, […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1346: ViewSonic Will Use IC24 to Debut a Configurable All-in-One LED, TeamOne and TeamJoin for Collaboration

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1345: Gary Got the Scoop On What Logitech Is Doing at InfoComm 2024

My latest pre-InfoComm-2024 videocast features Logitech director of business strategy, Nathan Coutinho, who detailed all that Logitech will focus on at the show in booth C5365. In addition to the official debut of MeetUp 2, the company will also show some new AI to make meetings even better across its entire portfolio as well as […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1345: Gary Got the Scoop On What Logitech Is Doing at InfoComm 2024

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1344: Nureva Heads to InfoComm 2024 With 4 New Announcements; Watch This to Find Out More!

Nureva has a busy InfoComm 2024 ahead. Among other things, Nureva will launch an app at the show that will simplify the setup and management of anything within its platform of products. In addition, the company will announce a plethora of updates regarding the compatibility and certification of its products. Watch this pre-InfoComm-2024 videocast featuring […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode  1344: Nureva Heads to InfoComm 2024 With 4 New Announcements; Watch This to Find Out More!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1343: Sennheiser Will Showcase TruVoicelift at InfoComm 2024 and Have the Coolest Scavenger Hunt!

Sennheiser will head to InfoComm 2024 in the same month it will ship the new TeamConnect Bars to the industry. The TeamConnect Bars are UCC video bars but, uniquely, have Dante integrated. At the show, the company will also demo its way of doing voice-lift in rooms using something called “TruVoicelift.” Sennheiser will demo this […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1343: Sennheiser Will Showcase TruVoicelift at InfoComm 2024 and Have the Coolest Scavenger Hunt!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1342: Nanolumens Will Be at InfoComm 2024 With a New 4K All-in-One LED and More CoB Products!

Nanolumens chief revenue officer, Kurt DeYoung, joined me on this latest Rants & rAVes episode and details the company’s plans for InfoComm 2024 — including new CoB products in the Engage Pro product family and a native 4K all-in-one LED! Nanolumens is known for its creative installs, and now the company is also focusing on […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1342: Nanolumens Will Be at InfoComm 2024 With a New 4K All-in-One LED and More CoB Products!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1341: Xyte Will Use InfoComm 2024 to Educate AV Integrators on Cloud AV

2024 seems to be shaping up as the year of the cloud, and Xyte is leading the charge. Xyte has signed some big brands to its platform — including Legrand AV — and Xyte will use InfoComm 2024 to show AV integrators why they should use the platform, too. In the latest episode of Rants […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1341: Xyte Will Use InfoComm 2024 to Educate AV Integrators on Cloud AV

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1340: Here’s Why AV Integrators Need to Stop By the Axis Comm Booth at InfoComm 2024

I’ve been saying, for years, that AV integrators need to get into the physical and cybersecurity markets. In fact, the best way to jump in is to become an integrator for Axis Communications’ product lines. For example, did you know that Axis has an entire line of Audio-over-IP PoE speakers? It’s true; this product is […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1340: Here’s Why AV Integrators Need to Stop By the Axis Comm Booth at InfoComm 2024

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1339: Epson Will Debut More 4K Large Venue Projectors at InfoComm With Even Better Colorimetry and Contrast!

Epson already dominates the large venue projection market as the leader in every category, but at InfoComm 2024, the company will debut an even brighter projection lineup with better contrast, better blacks and whites, and, thus, better color than it already offers! I talked about this and more with Epson’s group product manager of high […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1339: Epson Will Debut More 4K Large Venue Projectors at InfoComm With Even Better Colorimetry and Contrast!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1338: Yealink Will Be All in on AI at InfoComm 2024

My latest pre-InfoComm-2024 videocast features Yealink’s director of channel sales, Thomas Gudbrandsen, who tells me about the company’s InfoComm plans in booth C5141. Yealink has integrated AI into its audio and video platforms across the lineup and you’ll see these features at the show. Plus, if you want a close-up, firsthand look at these products, […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1338: Yealink Will Be All in on AI at InfoComm 2024

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1337: AVaaS But Make It Profitable With Bluesound Professional and Xyte Cloud

Graeme Harrison of Bluesound Professional and Andrew Gross of Xyte join me on the latest episode of Rants & rAVes to talk about their collaboration to bring cloud-based product management and AVaaS to the ProAV market. Both companies will be in Hall C at InfoComm June 12-14, and if you haven’t learned how Xyte is […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1337: AVaaS But Make It Profitable With Bluesound Professional and Xyte Cloud

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1336: Need USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB-C Extension? ADI Icron Has You Covered at InfoComm 2024!

My latest Rants & rAVes videocast features Analog Devices’ Thomas Schultz, the company’s senior business manager, who tells me about the USB-extension products that Analog Devices will bring to InfoComm 2024. IC24 attendees will see the debut of an all-new USB-C extension device that you’ll hear about first here on this videocast. Then, at the […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1336: Need USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB-C Extension? ADI Icron Has You Covered at InfoComm 2024!