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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1222: Datavideo Will Wow With Its New iCast Mini at InfoComm 2023. Here’s Why!

Datavideo Managing Director Craig Moffat joined me on another pre-InfoComm-2023 videocast — this time with a live demo! Not only will this company debut a two-input 4K iCast Mini production-style switcher at IC23, but it’ll already be shipping, too! This product will be huge in both in-house video broadcast applications as well as higher-ed classrooms […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1222: Datavideo Will Wow With Its New iCast Mini at InfoComm 2023. Here’s Why!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1221: If You Are In Higher Ed, InfoComm Has 3 Must-Attend EDU Sessions for You

Dr. Jodie Penrod, the CIO at Marshall University, joined me for my latest pre-InfoComm-2023 videocast to talk about her three higher-ed-focused sessions at the show next month: “Using Classroom Technology Design to Create an Equitable Hybrid Learning Experience,” “Broadcasting for Educational Environments” and “Trend Forecast: Learning Spaces.” What are these sessions about, and why should […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1221: If You Are In Higher Ed, InfoComm Has 3 Must-Attend EDU Sessions for You

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1220: Here’s Why 2500+ People Will Attend Educational Sessions at InfoComm 2023

On my latest pre-InfoComm-2023 videocast, I chat with AVIXA’s director of live content, Annette Sandler, to talk all about the 150+ educational sessions at this year’s show in Orlando next month. This year’s educational slate will include a record number of manufacturer-based training sessions along with a focus on conferencing and collaboration. Watch this and […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1220: Here’s Why 2500+ People Will Attend Educational Sessions at InfoComm 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1219: New AV-over-IP Brand PlexusAV Will Make Its North American Debut at InfoComm 2023

My pre-InfoComm-2023 videocast today was with PlexusAV’s global director of business development, Steven Cogels, who talked about what his company will show in booth 4181 in Orlando next month. PlexusAV is debuting an IPMX-based ecosystem approach to AV-over-IP and will seek partners at the show. So, watch this!  Podcast: Play in new window | […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1219: New AV-over-IP Brand PlexusAV Will Make Its North American Debut at InfoComm 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1218: InfoComm Is More Than New Products and Tech; It’s About Education, Too!

In the lead-up to InfoComm 2023, I’m spending time talking to AVIXA and InfoComm influencers, enticing you to attend the show. Today’s Rants & rAVes comes in the form of a sampling of the education offered at IC23. Joined by Jesse Miller, CEO of Midtown Video, I learn he’s teaching leading two sessions, including a […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1218: InfoComm Is More Than New Products and Tech; It’s About Education, Too!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1217: Here’s What ViewSonic Has Planned for InfoComm 2023

My latest videocast was all about ViewSonic and its plans at the upcoming InfoComm 2023 show. ViewSonic will be in booth 1614 and, as its AV channel manager in Canada, Stan Klebanoff demonstrates here that the big intro will include its foldable all-in-one LED and a new 105” ViewBoard specifically designed to accommodate the 21:9 […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1217: Here’s What ViewSonic Has Planned for InfoComm 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1216: Here Are 3 More Reasons to Attend InfoComm 2023

Two AVIXA superstars, Sam Minish and Megan Kuhman, joined me on my latest videocast to explain three important InfoComm 2023 happenings; the AVIXA Women’s Council Breakfast, a brand-new Career Empowerment Event and how the organization will leverage its Xchange Live platform during the show. #AVtweeps are invited to participate in all three events, and this […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1216: Here Are 3 More Reasons to Attend InfoComm 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1215: At InfoComm 2023, WyreStorm Will Be All About Partnerships, In-Person Education and New Products

WyreStorm will use its booth (#3515) at InfoComm 2023 to show you how it has become a complete ecosystem producer at every signal routing and distribution level. I mean everything from HDBaseT to AV-over-IP — from streaming to 10G (and everything in-between), Wyrestorm can. In fact, if you watch this videocast, you’ll see and hear […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1215: At InfoComm 2023, WyreStorm Will Be All About Partnerships, In-Person Education and New Products

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1214: Sam Taylor Wants Us to Swim With Purpose and Support Kentucky State University

After 40+ years in AV, Sam Taylor found his next passion — raising $1 million for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Kentucky State University. The university needs its pool renovated — not only to run its swim program but to save lives as well. Watch this videocast and DONATE to this amazing cause!  […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1214: Sam Taylor Wants Us to Swim With Purpose and Support Kentucky State University

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1213: I Want YOU to Register for ‘Moving AV Outside: The Webinar’

Next week, I will host AV’s first look a the future of outdoor systems in “Moving AV Outside,” hosted by Exertis Almo — you can register here. Obviously we have digital signage and scoreboards that have been outside forever, but we have a lot more coming. Just watch this teaser with LG’s Clinton Roudenbush, then […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1213: I Want YOU to Register for ‘Moving AV Outside: The Webinar’

The Snap One Files — Episode 12: We Get By With a Little Help From Our Partners (And Vice Versa!)

Welcome back to “The Snap One Files.” For the last 11 episodes, we’ve shown you how Snap One is unique to any other company in AV. You know that now. But in this episode, we’re focusing on partnerships — Snap One has so many. So sit back, relax and learn about how Snap One gets […]

The Snap One Files — Episode 12: We Get By With a Little Help From Our Partners (And Vice Versa!)

The Snap One Files — Episode 11: OvrC: The Overview

Welcome back to “The Snap One Files.” For the last 10 episodes, we’ve explored Snap One and what makes it different from any other company in AV. In our latest episode, Brandon Mortimer and I go through a demo of OvrC. You may have heard it mentioned once or twice in previous episodes — OvrC […]

The Snap One Files — Episode 11: OvrC: The Overview

The Snap One Files — Episode 10: Integrators Can Visit Partner Stores

Welcome back to “The Snap One Files.” As you might remember, the purpose of this videocast is to give you, the audience, deeper insight into the company. One big thing that differentiates Snap One from its competitors is its Snap One Partner Stores. I mean, what other company offers a direct store for integrators to […]

The Snap One Files — Episode 10: Integrators Can Visit Partner Stores

The Snap One Files — Episode 9: The Power of WattBox

Welcome back to “The Snap One Files.” In today’s episode, Dave Mayo, Scott Normand and I talk all about power. Well, not all power. We’re particularly referring to WattBox, a power conditioner made to fix itself without any outside intervention, helping to prevent service calls and dealer troubleshooting. This is one of Snap One’s best-selling […]

The Snap One Files — Episode 9: The Power of WattBox

The Snap One Files — Episode 8: Outdoor Products Mean Outdoor Testing

Welcome back to “The Snap One Files.” Have you ever wondered about how outdoor displays make it to market? Here at Snap One, nothing leaves the headquarters without rigorous testing. Jackie Holder and I take a look at the SunBrite line. Learn more about what it takes to get these displays out of the testing […]

The Snap One Files — Episode 8: Outdoor Products Mean Outdoor Testing

The Snap One Files — Episode 7: How Do You Determine the Quality of Surveillance Products?

Welcome back to “The Snap One Files.” This time, Jackie Holder and I dive into the surveillance side of Snap One’s offerings and lineup. First of all, surveillance and security are only gaining popularity in the AV world — and ensuring quality is paramount. Check out this episode and learn more about how Snap One […]

The Snap One Files — Episode 7: How Do You Determine the Quality of Surveillance Products?

The Snap One Files — Episode 6: Episode Radiance, Amplifiers and Audio — Oh My!

Welcome back to “The Snap One Files.” If you thought we weren’t going to get to the audio side of things, think again! Snap One recently debuted its Episode Radiance audio and lighting system for the home. With such a robust product, testing it can be a little tricky! Vernon Furr and I will walk […]

The Snap One Files — Episode 6: Episode Radiance, Amplifiers and Audio — Oh My!

The Snap One Files — Episode 5: Testing Media Distribution is No Joke

Welcome back to “The Snap One Files.” In our latest episode, Josh Edwards and I take a look at the ins and outs of media distribution testing. This is incredibly important. Just think about it: When you’re out at a sports bar watching your favorite college basketball team — and it’s in overtime, you don’t […]

The Snap One Files — Episode 5: Testing Media Distribution is No Joke

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1212: DTEN Will Use Enterprise Connect to Launch the 4K Vue Pro Camera System!

In addition to showing the new DTEN D7X and D7X Dual collaboration boards, DTEN will use Enterprise Connect to debut an all-new 4K camera system that solves content and video sharing in hybrid meetings with the new Vue Pro Camera System. Want to know what it is? Watch this interview with DTEN’s VP of global […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1212: DTEN Will Use Enterprise Connect to Launch the 4K Vue Pro Camera System!

The Snap One Files — Episode 4: Snap One Is a Networking Company

Welcome back to “The Snap One Files.” In this episode, Dave Mayo and I delve into networking. Snap One has several different networking solutions under its umbrella, and with so many networking products to support (1G to 10G), the testing process is rigorous. Join us as we check out a few of the testing processes […]

The Snap One Files — Episode 4: Snap One Is a Networking Company

The Snap One Files — Episode 3: Testing Beyond the Standard

Welcome back to “The Snap One Files.” If you’ve ever wanted a sneak peek into what goes into testing products, you’ll love this episode. I had the opportunity to explore Snap One’s testing lab, where it conducts ESD and surge testing (conducts? electricity?). Snap One stands by the importance of longevity and reliability; as such, […]

The Snap One Files — Episode 3: Testing Beyond the Standard

The Snap One Files — Episode 2: Quality Control at Snap One

Welcome back to “The Snap One Files.” In this episode, we dissect Snap One’s quality overview processes. Did you know Snap One does not simply “white label” a product? Watch this episode to learn what that means and the truth behind the high expectations the company has for each of its products — and what […]

The Snap One Files — Episode 2: Quality Control at Snap One

The Snap One Files — Episode 1: Introducing The Snap One Files

Welcome to Snap One’s new videocast, “The Snap One Files.” What’s it all about? Simply, it’s an insider view of everything Snap One! We’ll reveal what makes the company unique, how it works with partners, its future plans and more. Check out this first episode with Scott Normand, who’ll introduce Snap One’s approach to being […]

The Snap One Files — Episode 1: Introducing The Snap One Files

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1211: Let’s Help Rosie Riveters Help Us

On today’s videocast, Erica Carroll, Sr. Manager of Product Training & Adoption at Mersive, and Jennifer Goodyer, Sales Manager at RT Sales, joined me to talk about how to recruit more women into our industry. The answer is simple, start at the elementary school level. AND … You can help now by funding STEM kits […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1211: Let’s Help Rosie Riveters Help Us

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1210: Here’s Why ADI Global Bought BTX Technologies

Today’s videocast features BTX’s general manager, Greg Schwartz, and ADI Global’s VP and GM, Cynthia Menna. The two join me to talk about why ADI is keeping BTX a separate company and how they will work, synergistically, to grow the market. ADI is a Resideo company and now BTX is part of that family! Watch […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1210: Here’s Why ADI Global Bought BTX Technologies

Selling AV — Episode 135: When Do You Walk Away?

This week I go to LinkedIn and answer this question from Jason Ward: “When do you walk away from an opportunity?” Tune in to learn when to walk away (and when to run). Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Selling AV — Episode 135: When Do You Walk Away?

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1209: The E4 Experience Is in Dallas Next Week — For Integrators and End Users!

The Exertis Almo E4 Experience tour will kick off 2023 next week in Dallas; you can not only register for that event but also hop on over to E4Experience.com and register for any and all of the 2023 tour stops. These will include: Santa Clara, California; Teaneck, New Jersey; and Phoenix, Arizona! Exertis Almo’s VP […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1209: The E4 Experience Is in Dallas Next Week — For Integrators and End Users!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1208: Time to Register for InfoComm 2023! Here’s Why.

On today’s videocast, AVIXA Senior VP Rochelle Richardson joined me to talk all things InfoComm. InfoComm 2023 is June 10-16 (exhibition dates 14-16) in Orlando, and rAVe has a free code for you to use (“RAVE”). However, that’s not the main reason to register — watch this, as Rochelle details all that’s happening in and […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1208: Time to Register for InfoComm 2023! Here’s Why.

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1207: Barco Just Launched the New ClickShare CX-50 Gen2 — Here’s What it Does!

On today’s videocast, Barco’s group product manager for ClickShare, Oliver Van Camp, details what’s different about the new CX-50 Gen2 product. In addition to dual-monitor support, there are many new features — including the ability to use the ClickShare to switch from a Zoom or Teams Room to a BYOM room quickly (as well as […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1207: Barco Just Launched the New ClickShare CX-50 Gen2 — Here’s What it Does!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1206: Here’s What SDVoE Did at ISE 2023

In my latest (post-ISE) Rants & rAVes episode, I caught up with SDVoE Alliance’s president, Justin Kennington, to talk about all the organization did at the show. SDVoE has more adopters of its AV-over-IP ecosystem than any other alliance out there and now has nearly 800 products in the portfolio from 60+ brands. So, what’s […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1206: Here’s What SDVoE Did at ISE 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1205: Get to Know Tiger Party, The Content Driving Those Times Square LEDs

Tiger Party CEO Rafale Chang joins me on my latest videocast episode to talk about GOTIGER, the proprietary creative content digital signage technology that drives large networks like those in Times Square. Tiger Party is seeking AV pros who want to help move digital signage into more than just media players. Check it out! 

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1205: Get to Know Tiger Party, The Content Driving Those Times Square LEDs

Selling AV — Episode 134: How to Qualify Customers and Projects Part 2

Even if a customer meets your ideal profile, sometimes we need to qualify the project further to ensure we’re equally invested. Listen to this Selling AV episode to find out how. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Selling AV — Episode 134: How to Qualify Customers and Projects Part 2