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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1045: Easescreen CEO Gerhard Pichler Talks Digital Signage and His Impressions of ISE 2021

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If you haven’t heard of easescreen, you might want to take a look. Easescreen has a totally cloud-based creative content platform for digital signage that is compatible with any media player AND is OS-agnostic. joins Gary Kayye on today’s videocast to not only talk about the easescreen platform but also about what it was like to finally […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1044: How SYNNEX COLLABSolv Is Helping Partners in the Current Market

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In today’s episode of Rants & rAVes, Gary Kayye sits down with TJ Trojan, senior vice president of product management for SYNNEX, to talk about SYNNEX’s collaboration business and how it’s helping partners in today’s evolving market. This past year highlighted the crucial role connectivity plays for customers in all verticals, a trend that is […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1042: AVer Debuts CAM130 and VB130 4K USB Cameras with Built-In Lighting and Mics

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AVer used the Rants & rAVes videocast today to release details of its newest 4K USB cameras — the CAM130 and the VB130. But these are not just simple webcams designed for working from home. The CAM130 includes dynamic professional lighting (aka built-in lighting) that allows you to add and adjust, or auto-adjust, the amount of […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1041: Get Ready for In-Person Trade Shows: We’ll See You at TEC 2021!

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This just in #AVtweeps: TEC 2021 will be held LIVE at the Sheraton Downtown Denver in Denver, Colorado, May 3-5, 2021, and virtually May 3-6, 2021. Gary and the rAVe team will cover the show, recording product videos and interviews just like always! TEC 2021 will be one of the first industry shows to take place in […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1040: How Can SYNNEX VISUALSolv Support Your Business in 2021?

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SYNNEX Vice President of Product Management Sandi Stambaugh catches up with Gary Kayye to share the latest highlights and updates for the SYNNEX VISUALSolv business unit, as well as AV trends they’re seeing in 2021 and beyond. Hear how SYNNEX is expanding its team and ramping up training and enablement to best support partners in the […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 5: How Rachael Harris’ Theater Experiences Allow Her to Work With Students and Do What She Loves

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On this week’s Alexis AV Talk, Alexis and guest co-host Alesia Hendley are joined by Rachael Harris. Rachael shared her experiences as a production manager, which led to a conversation about the Harlem Renaissance and the historic theaters that traditionally serve people of color in cities all over the country. She’s worked at several theaters in Harlem, including the Apollo […]

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Selling AV — Episode 119: Selling (Your) AV (Company): an Interview With Jay Myers

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I sit and talk to Jay Myers about his book “Rounding Third and Heading Home: The Emotional Journey of Selling My Business and the Lessons I Learned Along the Way.” Jay shares lessons he learned over the 22 years he spent building his AV business, eventually resulting in a sale to the world’s largest integrator. […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1038: Need to Understand Audio Tech? There’s Only One Place to Go: SynAudCon

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If there were a “University of Audio Technology,” it would be called SynAudCon; why reinvent the wheel? Synergetic Audio Concepts, known fondly as SynAudCon by the thousands of AV professionals who’ve taken its courses over the past 48 years, offers the ultimate audio “degree” program through a college-like track of classes. Pat and Brenda Brown, who run […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1037: A Look Back on Len Dozier’s 56-year Career in AV As He Retires

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When Len Dozier entered the AV market, Lyndon B. Johnson was the president, pro video was still black and white and Sony wasn’t a player yet. But, that was before Len sold Sony into every Nissan dealer in the U.S. Len went on to eventually create what is, arguably, the first mount company in AV — […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1036: Luke Jordan Failed the AVIXA CTS Exam — Now He Runs Its Certification Steering Committee

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If you failed the AVIXA CTS test the first time you took it, you’re not alone. In fact, the guy who now heads the AVIXA CTS Certification Steering Committee, Luke Jordan, did too. It’s almost predictable, as Luke, vice president and co-steward at Electro Acoustics explains in this candid interview with rAVe’s Gary Kayye, if you plan to pass your CTS […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1035: The Spring Almo Pro A/V E4v Opens Registration — and Adds LAVNCH NETWORKING!

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Gary caught up with Almo’s VP of marketing, Melody Craigmyle, today to talk E4v — the E4 Evolution show, a virtual version of the E4 Experience. If you attended either of the 2020 E4vs, you know that it wasn’t like any other virtual event as it exclusively used the LAVNCH VTS platform. Now with the 2021 event, Almo […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1034: Why You Should Join NSCA, and Why the NSCA BLC Is the Perfect 2021 Event

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NSCA’s membership is at an all-time high, as is engagement. Why? Well, according to this videocast with NSCA’s executive director, Chuck Wilson, and rAVe founder, Gary Kayye, when the economy is tough, communication, collaboration and transparent dialogue from within the industry community is critical. NSCA has built its reputation on providing systems integrators with business […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1033: AVIXA Shifts InfoComm 2021 to October — Here’s Why

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Gary talked to AVIXA’s CEO, Dave Labuskes, today so Dave could explain — in great detail — the move of InfoComm from June to October. Remaining in Orlando, the show will now take place Oct. 27-29. This decision was very strategic and, in Gary’s opinion, a phenomenal move. Why? Hint: It’s not all about COVID-19! […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 3: How Suleyman Usman Is Taking Live Event Engagement to the Next Level During COVID-19

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  Happy New Year, everybody! I’m back with a brand-new podcast episode — this time about the live events industry and how that market is fairing during COVID-19. It’s no secret that this area of AV has taken a hit this past year. But that has led to a crazy amount of creativity from a […]

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