Rants and rAVes — Episode 881: An AV-over-IP Report from NETGEAR — This is a Must-Listen; Includes Data!

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NETGEAR’s Laurent Masia, Director of Product Line Management Managed Switches, took less than 45-seconds of today’s 10+ minute podcast to talk about products and spent the rest talking about technology, the status of the evolution of AV-over-IP, the market forces and the total number of AV-over-IP units shipped – yes, he gives you a glimpse into the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 880: Logitech is on a UCC Roll and Its Tap Will Dominate InfoComm

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There’s no question that Logitech is about to ship the most popular UCC-based touch controller on the market in the form of the Tap  Originally launched at ISE in Amsterdam earlier this year, Tap is the simplest and most competitively priced turn-key touch control for UCC and includes native support for video conferencing room solutions from […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 879: If You’re in AV and Not Doing Signage Listen to This Mvix Podcast

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There is no better signage CMS provider to partner with than Mvix. They are focused on servicing the integrator channel, have over 200 add-ons/integrations for creative signage designs and applications, they offer white-labeled creative signage as a service AND they are hardware AGNOSTIC – their platform works on any hardware player including BrightSign, OPEN, Android, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 877: Epson Moverio Will Make Big ProAV Push at InfoComm with New Moverio Assist Feature

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Epson’s Moverio AR glasses have been around for nearly a half-dozen years. But, with their new Mover Assist SaaS solution, integrators will have the perfect tech and remote support feature to amp-up their relationships with clients. With Moverio Assist, Epson now offers a complete, end-to-end remote assistance solution for AR smart glasses that breaks down existing barriers […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 878: Christie Details InfoComm Plans — Including New MicroTiles LED Package and 40K Laser

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Gary was joined on his pre-InfoComm podcast today with Christie Digital’s Mike Garrido who talked Laser, Laser and more Laser — oh, and the MicroTiles LED (the 2019 winner of the Best of ISE Award). Christie will showcase their new Roadie 4K40 – a 40,000 lumen RGB Laser projector, their new Crimson 1-chip laser/phosphor line and, of course, the MicroTiles […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 876: Barco Launches XT Series LEDs, Demos LED Module Replacement in Under 2-Minutes on rAVe RADIO

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On today’s pre-InfoComm podcast, Barco officially launched their new XT Series LED tiles into the North American market — with special pre-configured 1080p and 4K packages launching at InfoComm 2019 next week using the 27.5” LED cubes. At ISE, when the product was first launched, it also came with a guarantee from Barco’s XT Product Manager, Koen Werbrouck,  that if […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 875: FSR Debuts SymphonyLinx on rAVe RADIO

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FSR will be heading to InfoComm 2019 with an entirely new product line called SymphonyLinx and, if you want to know what it is, you’ll have to listen to today’s podcast with FSR’s Director of Global Sales, Chaz Porter. In addition, they’ll launch a family of UCC room kits, an add-on to their Digital Ribbon cable and a presentation […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 874: Meet the 2019 Michael Vergauwen Scholarship Winners; And, Hire Them!

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Here’s your chance to meet (and see) the 2019 Michael Vergauwen Scholarship Winners, Rachel Brown and Ryan DeMello (bios below). Both of them are college Juniors and will be attending InfoComm in Orlando later this month! The scholarship is open to third- and fourth-year college students, or those in their last year at a two-year school, who are dependents of employees […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 873: SYNNEX Continues to Grow InfoComm Presence with Unique Opportunities for Education, Networking and Engagement

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Gary was joined on today’s podcast by Sandi Stambaugh, Vice President, VISUALSolv, SYNNEX Corporation, to talk about the company’s presence at InfoComm next week. Their booth, #1351, will include a record number of SYNNEX team members from the US and Canada ready to educate attendees about the company’s differentiated financial and services offerings specific to […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 872: LG Will Launch One Thing at InfoComm NO ONE Will be Expecting – Among 15+ Other New Products

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LG’s booth at InfoComm 2019 is literally 35% bigger than last years and, according to LG’s VP of Business Development, Dan Smith, EVERY product category will see new products — including OLED, LCD, Outdoor LCD, LED, Touch and a new UCC solution.  And, I will tell you that there is one thing LG will launch that […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 871: DEXON to Make USA Debut at InfoComm

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DEXON USA’s president, Drew Taylor, is heading to InfoComm for the first time wearing a DEXON USA badge. DEXON, well-known in the EMEA control room market, will debut a new version of its DIVIP lineup in booth 871. On this videocast you can see a real-time video demo of their HDBaseT-based DIVIP804KC (an 8 x 4 presentation […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 870: Leyard and Planar to use InfoComm for Transparent OLED Release and More

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Leyard and Planar always have a wow-factor booth. And, this year will be no different. In addition to launching an all-new LookThru Transparent OLED display (here’s our story on it), they will have a giant immersive LED flanking booth 3143 at InfoComm 2019. Leyard and Planar’s VP of Product Marketing, Steve Seminario joined Gary on this pre-InfoComm 2019 podcast to explain […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 869: Blackmagic Will Debut a Family of 8K Products at InfoComm

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Just when we all thought 4K was going to be the standard resolution in AV for a while, here comes 8K — primarily driven by large, high-resolution LED displays. And, Blackmagic Design’s Director of North American Sales, Bob Caniglia , joined Gary on today’s pre-InfoComm podcast to talk about 8K adoption, the applications and the products that Blackmagic […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 868: WyreStorm Heads to InfoComm with Thunder

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On today’s pre-InfoComm podcast, Gary talked to WyreStorm’s CTO, David Silberstein about their NetworkHD 10G-based 600 Series of HD and 4K AV-over-IP products that use SDVoE. WyreStorm is one of the original SDVoE adopters — and they’ve not only added a bunch of new video wall, multi-view and control features to them but also how they […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 867: Casio Will Bring a 4000 Lumen WUXGA Projector and New Wireless Collaboration Tech to InfoComm

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Gary was joined by Casio’s Senior Director of Marketing at Casio, Joe Gillio, on his podcast today to talk about the 10+ year history that Casio has building LampFree projectors — starting with the LED/Laser/Phosphor-based technology and now, at InfoComm 2019, introducing a new R-Hybrid technology that’s allowing Casio to get 4000 lumens in a 1920 x […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 866: The Nureva Ecosystem Will Be on Display at Both UBTech and InfoComm

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Nureva’s engineered an ecosystem that includes interoperability with not just UCC spaces but AV meeting rooms, classrooms and even ad-hoc work spaces, too. And, at UB Tech in booth 718, they’ll not only demo their HDL300 Microphone Mist technology but also a Nureva Sketch plugin for the Intel Unite platform. Of course at InfoComm in booth […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 865: SDVoE Hopes to Transform the Matrix at InfoComm

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SDVoE’s President, Justin Kennington, talked InfoComm 2019 on today’s podcast — including an interesting in-booth (1143) demo that will include a 4 x 4 matrix switch built both using SDVoE and using traditional matrix switching gear (in fact, here’s a blog Justin wrote about that earlier this year). What they hope to show is the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 864: Visix Heads to InfoComm with the Most Customizable Room Sign Line in the Market

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Want to be able to totally-customize a Room Sign for your clients in Higher Ed, corporate or UCC spaces? Well, according to Visix founder Sean Matthews — in booth 2321 at InfoComm 2019 — they’ll show you the most customizable Room Sign lineup in the digital signage industry — all Windows 10-based. You can literally edit anything and everything […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 863: Help Our Industry Grow By Joining Ignite at InfoComm — Here’s My Interview with Ignite’s Kelly Perkins

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Kelly Perkins has been on a mission that we’re all going to reap the benefits of. In less than two years, she envisioned, planned, executed and launched a totally-new industry initiative known as IGNITE. Funded by the NSCA, IGNITE connects employers with students ready-to-employ AND has an industry-based Ambassador program where you can not only help mentor your […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 862: Join Me (and Avocor) Thursday at 3pm EST for a Free UCC Webinar and Get CTS Credits

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Just listen to this podcast and you’ll hear why you should join me (and Avocor‘s Dana Corey) for a free webinar this Thursday at 3pm – and earn 1 AVIXA CTS RU, too. Almo ProAV is rAVe’s Webinar Partner and one of the fastest growing segments of AV is UCC and the Collaboration Board is a big part of that. […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 861: Watch This Siemon Demo of Cat6A Being Terminated in Less Than 60-Seconds; Fiber 90-Seconds

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Although Siemon has been around for over 100-years, it’s likely that you haven’t heard of them. But, at InfoComm 2019, they’ll be in the SDVoE Booth (booth 1143) , they hope to change all that. Siemon has engineered a fool-proof system to expedite Cat6A and Fiber termination aimed at simplifying AV-over-IP installs. And, on this videocost, Siemon’s North […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 860: Cleerline Technology Heads to InfoComm with New Rack Enclosures, HDMI Solutions and Micro Distribution Products

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Cleerline Technology Group won accolades at last year’s InfoComm show for their CLEERFIBER transparent Fiber cables but at this year’s show they’ll focus on a wider range of new products including new rack enclosures, a new family of HDMI solutions and growth of their micro distribution products. Gary was joined on today’s podcast with Cleerline Technology Group’s Managing […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 859: IDK Heads to InfoComm with Ruggedized AV-over-IP Product to Add to Its SDVoE Ecosystem

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In addition to adding a Dante Bridge product at InfoComm 2019 in both 653, IDK will use the show to debut a new ruggedized (rental/staging) version of their IP-Ninjar family of SDVoE-based 10G AV-over-IP products. Gary was joined by IDK’s US President, Ryohei Iwasaki  and CTO Chris Miller, to talk about those new products as well as where […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 858: BrightSign Will Demo BSN.cloud at InfoComm 2019

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BrightSign will be in booth 343 at InfoComm 2019 showing their new BSN.cloud,  their 3-part cloud management platform for digital signage including Control Cloud, Management Cloud and Content Cloud. The Control Cloud is a free subscription service for use with all connected BrightSign players. The Management Cloud offers a fee-based, data-driven cloud service that delivers a complete set of […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 857: T1V Demos ThinkHub Connect and the Awesomeness of Its MultiSite Collaboration Feature

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I love doing video demos (or what we call videocasts (podcasts) as it helps me visualize the market for something. And collaboration-baed products are my favorites right now. Well, yesterday, I did a video demo with T1V’s EVP Sales + Marketing, Adam Loritsch, and CTO Jim Morris in real-time. So, what you’re about to watch […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 856: Matrox Will Bring AV-over-IP Portfolio to InfoComm 2019; Talks SMPTE 2110 Standard

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Matrix is solidly being the AIMS (Alliance for IP Media Solutions) and their interest in the SMPTE ST 2001 standard for AV-over-IP interoperability. Matrox’s Director of Sales, Samuel Recine, joined Gary on his podcast today for an in-depth discussion on why he believes the SMPTE ST 2110 is the best path fro the commercial AV industry. It’s already […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 855: DVIGear to Bring Formula IP Racing Simulator to InfoComm to Demo AV-over-IP

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One of the most unique applications to demo AV-over-IP no-latency at ISE was DVIGear‘s racing simulator using their DN-200 series DisplayNet Series SDVoE-based 10G AV-over-IP processing. It, alone, is a great reason to make sure you stop by booth 1725 – oh, by the way, they’ll be giving away an iPad Pro to the highest […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 854: Anchor Audio at InfoComm With Improved Battery Performance 10X and Happy Hour

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There are three reasons to head over the Anchor Audio‘s booth (6053) at InfoComm this year. First, they’re having Happy Hour in the booth on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4. Second, according to Anchor’s Director of Sales, Nick Craig  they’re demoing their new battery technology that delivered a 10-fold improvement with over 2000 charge cycles in the Beacon […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 853: Intel Unite 4 Will Not Be All That Intel Shows at InfoComm

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Global Director of Sales for Intel Unite, Thomas Loza used today’s podcast to tease a new product launch at InfoComm 2019 in booth 3300. The Unite lets you create and manage a secure content sharing and collaboration platform for your organization. Wirelessly connect displays, employees, and mixed technology environments so your team can share and collaborate seamlessly, wherever they are. […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 852: Aurora’s Paul Harris Shows ReAX Control Platform Family of Products

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A little over a year ago, Paul Harris launched something called ReAX — a Javascript and HTML 5-based control platform that he felt would simplify control programming in the AV space. Well, now it’s ready for prime-time and his company Aurora Multimedia will head to InfoComm 2019 with 8 ReAX products to show. And, he’s still willing to […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 851: Stem Audio’s UCC-Based Audio Ecosystem Explained

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Last week, Stem Audio debuted a family of audio products that aims to simplify the design, set-up, integration and management of UCC-based rooms. How? Well, on today’s pre-InfoComm 2019 videocast, Gary was joined by Stem’s CEO, Jacob Marash, who not only showed how the system works, but also explained the ecosystem, product-by-product. In addition, he hints that the […]

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