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THE WEEK – Episode 5: The WAVEs and Hurricane Sandy

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Joel Rollins speaks with Jennifer Willard and rAVe’s Sara Abrons about Women in AV not being just for women — and they also discuss the effect of Hurricane Sandy on New York and the AV industry. Story Links: Sandy by Joel Rollins: www.ravepubs.com Please Help Our AV Friends by Jennifer Willard: http://bit.ly/Uu1vkd WAVE Demographics Survey: http://bit.ly/PriUN5 Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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GreenAV – Episode 1: Midori Means Green

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In the inaugural episode of the industry’s first GreenAV podcast, Gary Kayye introduces our GreenAV host, Midori Connolly. Midori shares her story of how she started her staging and meeting AV company on a GreenAV path, pushing against the industry’s  flow to pioneer new methods in staging. She also outlines benefits of using green products and green practices, and gives a preview of what she […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 18: Philips Debuts hue

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Philips is famous for launching amazing products, but having an inability sell them. Will this be the case with hue, their new iOS- and Android-based lighting control system for consumers? Show links: Video Product Link: http://vimeo.com/51691017 Company Product Page: http://www.meethue.com rAVe Story: https://www.ravepubs.com Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 17: Polycom’s Bold and Market-Leading Videoconferencing Move

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Earlier this month, Polycom held a big, big press conference. At most press conferences, companies tell you how their new product is game-changing — and rarely do they live up to the hype. But, in this case, Polycom delivered. They’ve changed the face of videoconferencing forever by launching not only more affordable solutions, but also cloud-based solutions that are […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 16: Christie’s Control Room Tour is for EVERYONE

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Control rooms are not just for super high-end earthquake monitoring and city traffic surveillance anymore. Control rooms are being used in all sorts of applications including social media marketing efforts. Check out the details of Christie’s control room tour now: Show links: For more information on Christie’s Control Room Roadshow, click here: https://www.ravepubs.com/ Podcast: Play in new […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 15: Who’s Buying SMART?

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In this episode I rant a bit about why SMART Technologies’ products continue to be spec’d by AV dealers, meanwhile there are not only companies like Promethean that have a superior technology, but there also several manufacturers with projectors, boards and LCDs on the market today that have their own built-in interactive technologies. So I ask this simple question: who’s buying […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 13: AV and IT Work Perfectly Together: I Agree with AVDawn

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The convergence of AV and IT has been a huge point of contention in the AV industry, but perhaps you should be thinking about the relationship between the two industries as more of a partnership. AVDawn, a rAVe BlogSquad blogger, posted a great blog about how CompTIA (basically the InfoComm of the IT industry) cites InfoComm’s standards, practices and procedures as the way to do AV. […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 12: How to Hire Creative Content Designers

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Most graphic design majors in college are relegated to designing websites when they graduate. But you’ve got the ultimate job for them when they graduate, and you can sell their services profitably! Use their skill set to help you design creative content for digital signage systems and more. The future of the AV industry is […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 11: Peerless-AV’s Best Kept Secret: HD Flow

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One of the best kept product secrets in the AV industry is a product from Peerless-AV — yes a mount company. It’s called HD Flow (www.hdflow.com) and it allows you to send HDMI signals (up to 1080p) wirelessly over an 802.11n network up to 40 meters. But, it doesn’t just do one-to-one HDMI; they even have a version that takes two HDMI inputs […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 10: Barco’s ClickShare is the real-deal

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If you’ve ever wanted Apple’s wireless video streaming product to work with BOTH Macs and PCs, well Barco’s ClickShare does just that. It creates a wireless network that’s capable of sending whatever is on a laptop’s screen to a connected projector (via ClickShare) wirelessly just by pressing the ClickShare button. All you have to do is connect a ClickShare button to any […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 9: David Labuskes Gets It!

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InfoComm’s new Executive Director, succeeding Randy Lemke, is David Labuskes -a VP ofRTKL Associates. RTKL is the 5th largest architectural and engineering design firm in the world. David currently leads their practice in technology systems encompassing voice, data, audio-visual, wireless, environmental media, electronic security and acoustics. So, he’s got what it takes to COMPLETE the AV/IT convergence. Show Links: rAVe [Publications]: InfoComm International Appoints David Labuskes as New Executive […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 8: Visix’s Mini Form Factor Media Player – Terrible Name, Great Box

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Visix’s latest is in the form of a solid state media player with a 60GB drive. Designed to fit behind an LCD hanging on a wall in a digital signage system, it’s perfect for simple digital signage systems… Show Links: rAVe [Publications]: Visix Adds Super-Slim Media Player Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 7: Vaddio Adds Free Advanced Replacement Program

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Sure, everyone’s got warranties for all their gear- and as most manufacturers would say, you don’t need warranties as their gear never breaks. But, in case it does, everyone needs at least a two year warranty. But, Vaddio one-up’ed their competition by offering a one-year, free Advanced Replacement program. We talk about this on today’s program. Show Links: […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 6: POLYCOM Adds Skype, Facebook Video and Google Talk Compatibility

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POLYCOM is the first, and only, VTC company to add compatibility with not only Skype but also Facebook Video and Google Talk with their RealPresence system today. Everyone’s been wondering when you’d be able to connect Skype calls into VTC systems – that day happened today, October 8, 2012. Today, POLYCOM changed videoconferencing forever… Show Links: rAVe [Publications]: Polycom Introduces Open-Standards Based Scalable Video Coding (SVC) Protocol […]

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WAVEcast Episode 5: Join us in Dallas For The Almo Pro E4 Tour!

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Episode 6: Recorded on September 5th, 2012 We are here for a special WAVEcast with Melody Craigmyle, Vice President of Marketing for Almo Pro A/V. We’ll discuss what you can gain from regional trade and networking events for an education and new product demonstration, as well as, meeting colleagues. rAVe founder Gary Kayye will open our show this week with his keynote at 9:00 a.m. […]

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WAVEcast Episode 4: Young WAVE!

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Episode 4: Recorded on July 20, 2012 Listen to the young Women in AV discuss what it means to be starting out in their career and what the futures holds for being a female in our industry. Jessica Spicer, AVI-SPL, Olivia Dumanovsky, Pakedge Device and Software, Molly Stillman rAVe [Publications], and Amy Fulton, Advanced AV share their thoughts and experience about everything […]

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