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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1287: How Design Thinking Innovated the New Chief Tempo Wall Mounts From Legrand AV

My latest episode of Rants & rAVes features Nathan Bohl, VP & GM and Dorian Haro, product manager at Chief | Legrand AV to talk about how the process of Design Thinking innovated the new Chief wall mount lineup, dubbed Tempo. It’s interesting how Legrand AV uses real-time relationships with integrators, design consultants and even […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1287: How Design Thinking Innovated the New Chief Tempo Wall Mounts From Legrand AV

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1286: Here’s How PSA Developed Its Own LMS and Why It’s Invaluable to the Security and ProAV

It’s no secret that we’re living in a time during which multiple industries seem to be converging with ProAV. Just a few years ago, we were fighting the AV-is-or-isn’t-IT fight, and now we’re seeing security (physical and cyber) mix with ProAV, too. During this special Steph takeover episode of Rants & rAVes, I interview Candice […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1286: Here’s How PSA Developed Its Own LMS and Why It’s Invaluable to the Security and ProAV

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1285: The Best Webinar of 2023 Will Be My ‘What Mattered in 2023’ Panel on December 13

In the most anticipated panel of 2023, a panel of AV, UCC and Digital Signage experts will join me to explore what of 2023 will affect 2024 and beyond. The panel of experts will review key trends, newly debuted technologies and discuss how to prepare for the upcoming year, as many of these experts have […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1285: The Best Webinar of 2023 Will Be My ‘What Mattered in 2023’ Panel on December 13

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1284: DSE’s David Drain Details the Upcoming Las Vegas Digital Signage Experience Show

The Digital Signage Experience (DSE) is less than two weeks away, and, again, it will be co-located with the LDI Show. The industry’s only exclusively digital signage show, DSE includes both a two-day exhibit hall and an educational component. DSE’s David Drain joined me on my latest videocast to talk about the event — after […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1284: DSE’s David Drain Details the Upcoming Las Vegas Digital Signage Experience Show

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1283: Do You Do Digital Signage? If So, We Have a Webinar For You on Nov. 15

On Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. EST, I will deliver my annual “State of the Digital Signage Market” webinar. I will cover growth stats, future market trends, the impact of OLED and LED on signage, how DOOH (digital out-of-home) advertising impacts signage — and I’ll even show you a real-world case study of the power […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1283: Do You Do Digital Signage? If So, We Have a Webinar For You on Nov. 15

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1282: Here’s How NETGEAR’s Free ProAV AV-over-IP Design Service Works, Thanks to Alex Pendleton

I had NETGEAR’s Alex Pendleton join me on today’s videocast. Alex is one of 22 NETGEAR team members whose job it is to help AV integration firms design systems via AV-over-IP. It’s a free service, literally dubbed NETGEAR’s ProAV Design Service, and all you have to do to take advantage of it is email them […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1282: Here’s How NETGEAR’s Free ProAV AV-over-IP Design Service Works, Thanks to Alex Pendleton

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1281: Meet Neil Fluester, Host of CresTV

On the latest episode of my Rants & rAVes videocast, CresTV host Neil Fluester joined to talk with me about the perils of traveling while maintaining a weekly streaming video show. We discuss what gear we both use to make this happen, from lighting to Shure microphones, we both share the behind-the-scenes gear that make […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1281: Meet Neil Fluester, Host of CresTV

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1280: Introducing THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert — Yes, We’ll Help You Get Into Esports

In case you haven’t heard, we’re starting the industry’s first and only esports show! Using a similar format to rAVe [TV], this bimonthly series will hit your screens the first and third Thursday of every month at 12 p.m. Eastern time. That means you can catch each episode on LinkedIn, rAVePUBS.com, YouTube.com/rAVePUBS and X, formerly […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1280: Introducing THE rAVe Esports Show with Bubba Gaeddert — Yes, We’ll Help You Get Into Esports

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1279: Here’s Why Aurora Donated Thousands of Touch Panels to HETMA

On this episode of my Rants & rAVes videocast, I was joined by Aurora’s founder, Paul Harris, along with HETMA’s vice chair, Erin Maher-Moran, to talk about Aurora’s recent donation and what HETMA plans to do with it. Watch this and, if you work at a university, apply to get some of the touch panels! […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1279: Here’s Why Aurora Donated Thousands of Touch Panels to HETMA

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1278: Avocor and Rise Vision Launch Integrated Digital Signage Product for ProAV Market

Both Avocor and Rise Vision joined me on today’s videocast as a platform to launch a new product category — an all-in-one digital signage product that includes the displays (in two sizes), an integrated media player, a CMS and creative signage templates. But, it is interesting that this offering can be sold CapEx or OpEx […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1278: Avocor and Rise Vision Launch Integrated Digital Signage Product for ProAV Market

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1277: If You’re in ProAV, You Need To Attend My All-About-Audio Webinar This Month!

On the latest episode of Rants & rAVes Exertis Almo’s Tom Kehr, CTS, CTS-D, CTS-I, LEED Green joined me to promote our join All-About-Audio webinar coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. EDT. It’s free, it includes AVIXA RUs for CTS, CTS-I and CTS-D holders (just for attending), and the mega-audio company, Sennheiser, […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1277: If You’re in ProAV, You Need To Attend My All-About-Audio Webinar This Month!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1275: Yealink is 100% Focused on AI at Zoomtopia

My latest pre-Zoomtopia videocast features Yealink’s senior sales engineer, Regend Soh, and Zoom’s Lance Ford, Zoom Room educator. This videocast is interesting — both gentlemen hint at some big moves from Zoom at the annual conference, including a renewed focus on both the K-12 and higher-ed markets. The heart of it will be inside Yealink’s […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1275: Yealink is 100% Focused on AI at Zoomtopia

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1276: Samsung is Leading Digital Transformation in Healthcare — Here’s How

Today’s videocast features Samsung’s Lisa Bohnsack, James Rose and Lisa Gilmour as we talk about how the company has a suite of healthcare products that transform not only the patient experience but also that of the nurses and doctors. Using all sorts of display technologies, Samsung can help you make the overall healthcare experience better, […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1276: Samsung is Leading Digital Transformation in Healthcare — Here’s How

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1274: Who the Heck is Xilica? Let Me Introduce You to Your New Audio Distribution Best Friend

If you haven’t heard of Xilica, you’re not alone. But there’s no time like the present to get acquainted — if you need a stand-alone PoE audio DSP, the company has one. (It’s also modular, so you pick the input port!) Need to distribute audio anywhere affordably and across the network? Xilica has that too. […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1274: Who the Heck is Xilica? Let Me Introduce You to Your New Audio Distribution Best Friend

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1273: Here’s Everything Logitech Has Planned for Zoomtopia: Immersion, Hybrid and AI

Logitech’s Eric Spadafora, head of B2B business sales, North America, joined me for a pre-Zoomtopia videocast today. In addition to explaining how Logitech’s 315-degree Sight plays a central part in meeting equity, Zoom’s Intelligent Director will take center stage at the annual Zoom conference — as AI is going to be a central focus in […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1273: Here’s Everything Logitech Has Planned for Zoomtopia: Immersion, Hybrid and AI

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1272: Videri Is the Simplest Signage Company — Watch and You’ll Agree

Videri might be the AV market’s only true end-to-end signage company, as it makes every part of the digital signage ecosystem — from creation software to displays — and it’s all on the cloud. Don’t believe me? Watch this as Videri’s platform includes the signage displays (wireless, too), the CMS (including a content creation platform), […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1272: Videri Is the Simplest Signage Company — Watch and You’ll Agree

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1271: Here’s Why You Should Attend the Fall E4 Experiences

I was joined by Exertis Almo’s vice president of marketing & communication, Melody Craigmyle, to talk about all the new opportunities for attendees during the fall E4 Experiences — coming to Teaneck, New Jersey, and Phoenix, Arizona (September and October), respectively. In addition to my all-new keynote — “8 COOL NEW PRODUCTS AND 5 NEW […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1271: Here’s Why You Should Attend the Fall E4 Experiences

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1270: Where LG is Leading in ProAV and Why

It’s right about the time that LG became LG — from Lucky Goldstar — to differentiating itself from every other display company in the world. It all started with a curved LCD panel and exploded from there. Now LG leads in OLED, Transparent OLED, Touch OLED and all-in-one LED, impacting nearly every display technology globally. […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1270: Where LG is Leading in ProAV and Why

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1269: Planar Returns to CEDIA Expo With 1.2mm Outdoor LED, New Fine-Pitch LEDs, 1.35:1 LCD and More!

Planar never disappoints at CEDIA Expo — the company consistently has one of the most popular booths on the show floor. Now that CEDIA Expo is co-located with Commercial Integrator Expo, Planar’s booth (1501) will be packed with people interested in all sorts of high-end residential and even “resimercial” applications. One of the most exciting […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1269: Planar Returns to CEDIA Expo With 1.2mm Outdoor LED, New Fine-Pitch LEDs, 1.35:1 LCD and More!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1268: Calling All Salespeople in ProAV — TD SYNNEX’s InVision Symposium Is for You!

On the latest episode of Rants & rAVes (shout-out to Gary Kayye for letting me take over his podcast again!), I chat with Tommy Plumer of TD SYNNEX all about the distributor’s upcoming event: InVision Symposium. From Sept. 12-14 in Charlotte, North Carolina, InVision aims to connect you with its community of partners, vendors, thought […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1268: Calling All Salespeople in ProAV — TD SYNNEX’s InVision Symposium Is for You!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1267: The Highest Rated E4 Keynote — Ever — Is Finally Available as a CTS-Accredited Webinar

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Gary Kayye — thanks to Avocor — will bring his workplace keynote session to the Exertis Almo webinar series at 2 p.m. EDT. So, if you want AVIXA CTS credits or want to know how to integrate better tech into workspaces to make people want to come back to work, register […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1267: The Highest Rated E4 Keynote — Ever — Is Finally Available as a CTS-Accredited Webinar

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1266: You Need to Check Out Savant Energy Systems at CEDIA Expo; Here’s Why …

On the latest episode of Rants & rAVes, Gary invited Savant Systems President J.C Murphy to talk about the value of adding Savant Power Systems to your CEDIA Expo 2023 lineup. In fact, at this year’s show, Savant will show the new Savant Power Storage 20, including a scalable inverter and LFP battery system that […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1266: You Need to Check Out Savant Energy Systems at CEDIA Expo; Here’s Why …

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1265: The September TD SYNNEX InVision Symposium is Aimed at Making Salespeople Better Salespeople

With a focus on education, TD SYNNEX’ all-new Invision Symposium will empower salespeople with the tools to drive success. TD SYNNEX SVP Vendor Management Sandi Stambaugh joins Gary to talk about the 3-day event held in Charlotte Sept. 12-14, and Gary’s keynote about how we, as AV professionals, need to build better experiences using AV […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1265: The September TD SYNNEX InVision Symposium is Aimed at Making Salespeople Better Salespeople

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1264: If You’re Not Selling Drones Yet, You Will Soon!

Autel Robotics’ director of business development, Joseph Scaperrotta, joined me on my latest Rants & rAVes episode to detail why now is the perfect time to sell drones. Every emergency services organization is buying and onboarding drones, and every division of the entire public safety market is too. You can sell them too via Autel’s […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1264: If You’re Not Selling Drones Yet, You Will Soon!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1263: NETGEAR Details CEDIA Expo CIX 2023 Plans

On my latest episode of Rants & rAVes, NETGEAR’s director of product marketing, John Henkel, joins not only to detail what you can expect in its booth (#3547) at the upcoming CEDIA Expo and CIX show but also to offer information on educational classes for you to learn more. Register for the classes here and […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1263: NETGEAR Details CEDIA Expo CIX 2023 Plans

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1262: Here’s Everything You Can Expect from AtlasIED at Commercial Integrator Expo, CEDIA Expo 2023

Gary was joined by AtlasIED’s VP of sales, Michael Peveler, to talk about its (literally) award-winning AS Series and new Atlas + FYNE partnership. Atlas is well-propositioned to grow in both the high-end residential and commercial AV markets — especially in hospitality — thanks to both product lines. So, watch this interview with Michael — […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1262: Here’s Everything You Can Expect from AtlasIED at Commercial Integrator Expo, CEDIA Expo 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1261: TD SYNNEX Can Help You Leverage the Power of Security — Learn How!

From industry training and engineered solutions to augmenting partners’ installation capabilities and evolving with the changing market, TD SYNNEX takes a multiprong approach to helping its security partners succeed. Jessica McDowell, senior vice president, security and networking at TD SYNNEX, chats with Gary Kayye on a new episode of Rants & rAVes about the latest […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1261: TD SYNNEX Can Help You Leverage the Power of Security — Learn How!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1260: MAXHUB Uses Gary’s Videocast to Debut Microsoft Teams Room Kits!

MAXHUB’s business development manager, Alan Nicholls, joins my Rants & rAVes videocast for the worldwide debut of the company’s first Microsoft Teams Rooms kitted solutions. Pricing is extremely aggressive — so watch to see (and hear) all about them!  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1260: MAXHUB Uses Gary’s Videocast to Debut Microsoft Teams Room Kits!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1259: Sennheiser Debuted Two New Products at IC23 — Check Them Out!

It’s another post-InfoComm-2023 videocast! This time, my guest is Sennheiser’s David Missall, insights manager consultants & manager technical application engineer. David shows a the company’s newest products — the TeamConnect Bar Solutions and its new TeamConnect Ceiling Medium mic array. With the two models of the TeamConnect Bar, Sennheiser enters the video camera market. And […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1259: Sennheiser Debuted Two New Products at IC23 — Check Them Out!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1258: Hall Technologies Used InfoComm 2023 to Launch Its New Line of IFPs — Here Are the Details

Hal Truax, VP of sales and marketing for Hall Technologies, joins me on this Rants & rAVes takeover episode to talk about everything the company accomplished at InfoComm 2023. It was a big show for Hall; it debuted its Hall Vision line of interactive flat panels and introduced a brand new ecosystem called Nexus Connect. […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1258: Hall Technologies Used InfoComm 2023 to Launch Its New Line of IFPs — Here Are the Details

Rants & rAVes — Episode Episode 1257: Visix Choros for Space Booking Launched at InfoComm 2023 — Here’s What You Need to Know

On the latest post-InfoComm-2023 episode of Rants & rAVes, Visix CEO and President Sean Matthews joins me to debut its Choros AR-Based Space Booking App. It truly revolutionizes not just meeting spaces but all spaces with virtual and AR signage capabilities. It also offers a complete booking app integrated right into the platform — watch! […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode  Episode 1257: Visix Choros for Space Booking Launched at InfoComm 2023 — Here’s What You Need to Know

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1256: Here’s What DTEN Debuted at InfoComm and Why the Company Won Two Awards

DTEN has spent the last year or so adding Microsoft Teams Certification to its UCC product line after years of being Zoom-Certified. But the company didn’t just add MS Teams as a feature. Instead, it’s building entire product lines around the platform — and winning awards in the process. This InfoComm 2023 wrap-up videocast with […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1256: Here’s What DTEN Debuted at InfoComm and Why the Company Won Two Awards