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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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Wavecast Episode 3: Women in AV: Let’s Write About It!

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On this episode of WAVEcast, we’re joined by four of our industry’s female editor-in-chief’s of AV news publication. These women are leading their sector of the AV industry which is otherwise male-dominated. Our guests Cindy Davis with EH Publishing, Sara Abrons with rAVe [Publications], Kirsten Nelson with Systems Contractor News and Healthcare AV and Margot […]

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WAVEcast Episode 2: Women, Music, and AV

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Host: Jennifer Willard, with guests: Julia Cooper and Elizabeth Schwartz. On this episode of WAVEcast, we’re joined by two of our industry’s female design engineers/programmers.  There is a small group of females in our industry who pursue the technical side of programming and AV Systems Design.  Ourr guests Julia Cooper, CTS with AVI-SPL and Elizabeth Schwartz, CTS-D with […]

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Wavecast Episode 1: Women in AV and the Four Quadrants

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Host: Jennifer Willard, with guests: Johanne Belanger, AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions, Jan Sandri, FSR, Inc., and CorySchaeffer, Listen Technologies Corporation. On this inaugural Wavecast – Women in AV discuss women’s leadership, including being female in a male-dominated industry, styles of leadership, the work/life balance myth, mentoring, and how to make it in AV and life! Running time: 50:13 Podcast: Play in new window […]

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