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Rants and rAVes — Episode 933: Sandi Stambaugh Shares Insights on Top Industry Trends and how SYNNEX can Support Integrators to Grow their Businesses in 2020

SYNNEX Vice President of Product Management Sandi Stambaugh catches up with Gary Kayye to share 2019 highlights for the SYNNEX VISUALSolv business unit as well as what’s to come in 2020. Hear about top industry focuses SYNNEX will address including collaboration, fully connected solutions and the challenges that come with increasing network complexities, top trends […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 933: Sandi Stambaugh Shares Insights on Top Industry Trends and how SYNNEX can Support Integrators to Grow their Businesses in 2020

Rants and rAVes — Episode 932: XTEN-AV Demos New AI-Based Drawing Tool to Debut at ISE 2020

XTEN-AV chose rAVe to debut X-DRAW — an AI-based drawing tool for AV systems of all sizes — a new feature added into the XTEN-AV cloud based software platform with artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop AV system designs based on AVIXA published standards and design guidelines. This is the future of AV systems design […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 932: XTEN-AV Demos New AI-Based Drawing Tool to Debut at ISE 2020

Rants and rAVes — Episode 931: Gavin Downey Says Expect an Experience in Epson’s Stand at ISE 2020

Building on its history of demo’ing amazing experiences suing 3LCD, Epson heads to ISE 2020 with a booth filled with applications-based projection and one big-time attendee greeting experience. On this podcast, Epson‘s Senior Product Manager, Gavin Downey, hints at this big-reveal in the booth as well as a plethora of other reasons to make sure the Epson stand in Hall 1 (booth H90) […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 931: Gavin Downey Says Expect an Experience in Epson’s Stand at ISE 2020

Rants and rAVes — Episode 930: Justin Kennington and the SDVoE Alliance Will Bring Its 20/20 Training to ISE 2020

In addition to showing the latest technical advances in 10G AV-over-IP, the SDVoE Alliance, and its 50+ partners, will be at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. SDVoE will host its free in-stand 20/20 Training Session all show long (and the complete schedule is here). The company is in Hall 1 in Stand F40 at ISE. The […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 930: Justin Kennington and the SDVoE Alliance Will Bring Its 20/20 Training to ISE 2020

Rants and rAVes — Episode 929: James Meredith of WyreStorm Details ISE 2020 Plans

Wyrestorm is about to become the oldest AV company to have a family of 1G and 10G AV-over-IP products as they will celebrate their 6th year with the lineup. And, at ISE 2020 next month in Amsterdam, the line will nearly double in size and will also include a new family of H.264 streaming products, too. Want […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 929: James Meredith of WyreStorm Details ISE 2020 Plans

Rants and rAVes — Episode 928: An Interview with Sam Taylor of Almo Professional A/V

Are you wondering the AV market in 2020? The AV economy? The UCC Market? The E4 Experience? When will LEDs overtake projection? How the developments in UCC will affect your business? And, what’s the scoop on this new Barco ClickShare coming at the end of the month? Well, ALL that’s in this videocast, watch!

Rants and rAVes — Episode 928: An Interview with Sam Taylor of Almo Professional A/V

Rants and rAVes — Episode 927: TeamBoard Is Going International

Today’s pre-ISE 2020 show podcast was with TeamBoard’s International Sales Manager Andy Penman — if you think that name TeamBoard (as a product line) sounds familiar, it is! Listen as you’ll learn about their 10-year history in the ProAV and UCC markets and their plans for the International launch of the TeamBoard — an all-new turn-key Collaboration Board system (and, yes, they […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 927: TeamBoard Is Going International

Rants and rAVes — Episode 926: Intel Uses ISE to Roll Out New Unite 4.1 Features for UCC and Classroom Collaboration

Gary was joined on today’s podcast by Intel’s VP and General Manager, Jason Goecke, and Intel Unite Worldwide Director of Sales & Technical Enablement, Dave Buchholz  to talk about the new Unite Cloud platform, Unite release version 4.1 and the development around the Intel Unite plug-in community. Intel will be at the ISE Show in Amsterdam next month in Hall 11 […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 926: Intel Uses ISE to Roll Out New Unite 4.1 Features for UCC and Classroom Collaboration

Selling AV — Episode 105: How Fancy Are You?

There’s a tendency to over-complicate the simple and over-simplify the complicated. How fancy should you be with your designs? Find out here. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Selling AV — Episode 105: How Fancy Are You?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 925: What’s the NovoConnect Ecosystem? Holger Graeff Details Vivitek’s Focus at ISE

Gary was joined by Vivitek’s GM, Holger Graeff, to talk about its upcoming ISE 2020 stand (Hall 5-S30) and what we can expect. For ten years Vivitek has focused on display technology and, although there will be plenty of monitors, LCDs, projectors and OLEDs in their stand in Amsterdam next month, they’ll focus on the […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 925: What’s the NovoConnect Ecosystem? Holger Graeff Details Vivitek’s Focus at ISE

ISE 2020: Holger Graeff Details Vivitek’s Focus at ISE 2020

ISE 2020: Holger Graeff Details Vivitek’s Focus at ISE 2020.

ISE 2020: Holger Graeff Details Vivitek’s Focus at ISE 2020

Rants and rAVes — Episode 924: Brian Rhatigan Details New Zoom Room Kits from Almo ProAV

Gary was joined today on his podcast with Almo ProAV‘s Brian Rhatigan to talk about its Zoom Room Kits – all-in-one bundled Zoom Room solutions. This simplifies an AV dealer’s experience with specifying, selling and integrating Zoom Rooms as it’s not only bundled into one SKU but they are actually shipped together in one box. And, on this podcast, […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 924: Brian Rhatigan Details New Zoom Room Kits from Almo ProAV

Rants & rAVes — Episode 923: Jay Denton of SYNNEX Corporation Talks Cisco Collaboration

Gary was joined on today’s podcast by Jay Denton, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Comstor North America, to discuss two important differentiators for SYNNEX Corporation – its extensive Cisco business and its targeted collaboration offerings. Learn how SYNNEX is uniquely positioned to help integrators capture their share of the $22B collaboration space with Cisco and […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 923: Jay Denton of SYNNEX Corporation Talks Cisco Collaboration

Rants & rAVes — Episode 922: Have You Registered for the 2020 Digital Signage Expo Yet?

Gary was joined by Exponation COO, Chris Gibbs, to talk about its Digital Signage Expo (DSE) show – coming March 31-April 3 in Las Vegas. Still the only exclusively signage show, DSE not only includes a trade show floor but also over 100 educational sessions and a digital signage certification, too. Listen to this podcast and, if you still aren’t […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 922: Have You Registered for the 2020 Digital Signage Expo Yet?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 921: Wayne Borg and His 4000 Lumen Casio XJS400UN Projector Is LED/Laser Leader

Casio’s Marketing Manager, Wayne Borg, joined Gary via video today to show us how small his new 4000-lumen XJS400UN projector really is. It’s an LED/laser projector that’s spec’d to last 20,000 hours, and with 10 years of LED-based projection behind them, Casio’s specs are backed up with literally millions of solid-state projection installs. This native WUXGA (1920 […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 921: Wayne Borg and His 4000 Lumen Casio XJS400UN Projector Is LED/Laser Leader

Rants and rAVes — Episode 920: Let’s Talk About [STORYTELLING] and Why We Do It

As you may know, rAVe [PUBS] is now part of THE rAVe Agency — a full-service creative agency that serves the AV and UCC markets exclusively. We just launched a new service called [STORYTELLING] that helps you tell your brand, product or service story using words, video or voice. No, it’s not PR — there […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 920: Let’s Talk About [STORYTELLING] and Why We Do It

Selling AV — Episode 104: Enough With About Us

This week I’m in flooding social media with a rant in a common way everyone starts their presentations. Click play to hear why you should never start a meeting with your “About Us” slide. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Selling AV — Episode 104: Enough With About Us

Rants and rAVes — Episode 919: Gary Kayye’s Take on UCC Interoperability and the Future of Videoconferencing

The recent news of video interoperability between Cisco, Zoom and Microsoft has generated a lot of industry buzz. If you’re interested, listen to rAVe Founder, Gary Kayye’s take on where he thinks all of this is headed and why we need to pay attention to the upcoming ISE show in Amsterdam in February 2020. Podcast: […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 919: Gary Kayye’s Take on UCC Interoperability and the Future of Videoconferencing

Rants and rAVes — Episode 918: Did You Know ViewSonic Made Projectors and Collaboration Boards?

I have to be perfectly honest with you. Before deciding to do a podcast with ViewSonic’s Ryan Strayer, I had no clue that ViewSonic even made projectors or had a line of interactive flat-panel displays (aka Collaboration Boards). Maybe I am too occupied at shows like InfoComm, ISE and DSE to do and see everything, but today I did […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 918: Did You Know ViewSonic Made Projectors and Collaboration Boards?

Selling AV — Episode 103: Don’t be Over Prepared

Big meetings can be nerve-wracking, and it’s tempting to plan your responses down to the letter. This week I talk about the difference between being prepared and being scripted. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Selling AV — Episode 103: Don’t be Over Prepared

Rants and rAVes — Episode 917: What, Where, Who and Why is Stem Audio a Thing?

A start-up from a bunch of audio engineers debuted at InfoComm earlier this year under the moniker, Stem Audio  Touting an ecosystem approach to solving audio quality, connectivity and usability in UCC spaces, Stem launched a family of 5 products, a wall-mount, table-top and ceiling-mount mic/speaker that connects via USB or “the network” a touch-screen controller and a […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 917: What, Where, Who and Why is Stem Audio a Thing?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 916: Addressing Cloud-based Collaboration with SYNNEX Corporation

Gary was joined on today’s podcast by Rob Moyer, Senior Vice President of Cloud Services, Mobility and IoT for SYNNEX Corporation, to hear about cloud-based collaboration and how integrators can lean on the distributor in this evolving market. During the podcast, Rob discussed business transformation and how the way people work and interact has changed dramatically. […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 916: Addressing Cloud-based Collaboration with SYNNEX Corporation

Rants and rAVes — Episode 915: An AVaaS Videocast

AVaaS isn’t new; in fact, we’ve been writing and talking about it here at rAVe since 2016 — it’s just new in AV. What? Ok, well, aaS (as a service) is the ecosystem of the entire software world — nearly nothing is purchased anymore, its’ “rented” but, it’s rented with the understanding that that it […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 915: An AVaaS Videocast

Rants and rAVes — Episode 914: Sharp Talks 8K, WCD and Almo Experience on Today’s Videocast

Gary was joined by Sharp USA‘s distribution sales manager, Dave Lacoff, the VP of new business, Cliff Quiroga and Mehryn Corrigan, its associate director of alliance partner marketing for a four-way videocast that covered two of the hottest new technologies in the ProAv market. Sharp was the first collaboration board company to announce their version of the all-new […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 914: Sharp Talks 8K, WCD and Almo Experience on Today’s Videocast

Rants and rAVes — Episode 913: TierPM Just Launched the Ultimate UCC Room Dashboard App

Although you may know TierPM as that recruiting and AV staffing company, they have something they call the Unified Communications Dashboard that you need to know about. AV integrators can white label it and support thousands of rooms simultaneously or it can be deployed and managed through the cloud by the client themselves. TierPM’s  Program Manager, Sarah Vanroyce […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 913: TierPM Just Launched the Ultimate UCC Room Dashboard App

Selling AV — Episode 102: The Bouncy Ball

Sometimes we need to leave tech speak behind and adopt analogies that everyone can understand. Today I offer a fun way to talk about audio. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Selling AV — Episode 102: The Bouncy Ball

Rants and rAVes — Episode 912: Almo Has a Busy October with Atlanta E4 Experience, Zoomtopia and New Zoom Room Bundle Solution

Gary was joined by Almo ProAV‘s Brian Rhatigan to talk about the busiest week of the year for Almo — starting in just 12 days. In addition to debuting its new Zoom Room Bundle Solutions at Zoomtopia, Almo will also be stopping in Atlanta for the E4 Experience. The E4 Experience will bring Atlanta-based integrators and design consultants […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 912: Almo Has a Busy October with Atlanta E4 Experience, Zoomtopia and New Zoom Room Bundle Solution

Rants and rAVes — Episode 911: If You Aren’t Selling Digital Signage Content as a Service, You Will Be After Listening to this Podcast

One of the top digital signage content companies in the world is Mvix Digital Signage. So, I asked Mvix’s Senior Director of Business Development, Mike Kilian, to explain how AV integrators can get into this lucrative and profitable segment of the signage market: selling content creation and managed services. He explains it beautifully! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 911: If You Aren’t Selling Digital Signage Content as a Service, You Will Be After Listening to this Podcast

Rants and rAVes — Episode 910: A Conversation With Mike Blackman of Integrated Systems Events

Watch this videocast version of Rants and rAVes as Gary talks with Integrated Systems Events Managing Director, Mike Blackman. They discuss all things related to the Integrated Systems Europe show held at the RAI Amsterdam February 11-14 2020. Hear about the decision to leave Amsterdam and host ISE’s future shows at the Gran Via, in […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 910: A Conversation With Mike Blackman of Integrated Systems Events

Selling AV — Episode 101: Responsiveness

Seeing that this episode is 101, I thought I’d go back to basics. Responsiveness is the stone in your sling that will help defeat Goliath. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Selling AV — Episode 101: Responsiveness

Co.Lore (Company Lore) Stories Through Space: Episode 2: Bryan Meszaros

On this episode of the Company Lore podcast, Bryan Meszaros of OpenEye Global talks to me about the importance of understanding the interplay of technology and quality content in company storytelling and placemaking. Bryan can be found on Twitter here — @bryanmeszaros OpenEye Global can be found here.

Co.Lore (Company Lore) Stories Through Space: Episode 2: Bryan Meszaros

Rants and rAVes — Episode 909: Catching up with TJ Trojan, Senior Vice President, SYNNEX Corporation

Gary was joined on today’s podcast by long-time channel executive and friend TJ Trojan to hear about his new responsibilities as Senior Vice President for SYNNEX since returning from his assignment as CEO of SYNNEX Japan. On this special interview podcast edition, TJ discussed SYNNEX’s UCC strategy and how they are helping partners transition from traditional UC to […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 909: Catching up with TJ Trojan, Senior Vice President, SYNNEX Corporation