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Rants and rAVes – Episode 47: All About Steve (Emspak, That Is)

I’m proud of this month’s AV People featuring Steven Emspak and so should you! Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App   Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 47: All About Steve (Emspak, That Is)

GreenAV – Episode 3: ProAV Goes to Capitol Hill

In May 2012, Scott Walker and Gary Hill were invited to make a presentation to the U.S. House of Representatives’ High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition. From Gary’s passionate presentation about sustainability efforts at Cisco (and the AV industry as a whole), to Scott’s wide-eyed excitement at being able to represent STEP, listen to this podcast for […]

GreenAV – Episode 3: ProAV Goes to Capitol Hill

Rants and rAVes – Episode 46: The Barco Buys projectiondesign Podcast

Barco just bought 61 percent of projectiondesign — and there will be an impact on all projector manufacturers with this purchase. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App   Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 46:  The Barco Buys projectiondesign Podcast

Rants and rAVes – Episode 45: Connecticut

No one was left unaffected by the Sandy Hook tragedy that took place on Friday, and Joel’s most recent blog post really hit home. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 45: Connecticut

THE WEEK – Episode 10: Digital Signage – Part 1

Joel Rollins talks with Chris Gibbs of Exponation about the upcoming Digital Signage Expo – and why you should be there. Visit digitalsignageexpo.net and be sure to use the discount code: rave when signing up! Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS or iTunes. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

THE WEEK – Episode 10: Digital Signage – Part 1

Rants and rAVes – Episode 44: Christie Still Dominates Video Wall Controller Market

While Jupiter Systems seems to have disappeared, Christie has continued to pioneer with their newest video wall processor. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 44: Christie Still Dominates Video Wall Controller Market

Rants and rAVes – Episode 43: The Kaleidescape Podcast

I don’t think the recent Warner Bros. and Kaleidescape partnership matters. Sorry! Oh, and don’t forget to go to your local AV Holiday Party tomorrow. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 43: The Kaleidescape Podcast

Rants and rAVes – Episode 42: Powerball Winner is AV Guy

The new Powerball winner is from the AV industry! Link to Gary’s blog about the winner (and a link to a fun Powerball Simulator)  Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 42:  Powerball Winner is AV Guy

Rants and rAVes – Episode 41: The Distributor Survey

Do you prefer buying direct from the manufacturer or through distributors? We want to know! Link to Survey Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 41: The Distributor Survey

Rants and rAVes – Episode 40: Extron’s Hybrid Baby Scaler/Switcher

Extron’s DSC 301 HD is the subject of my rAVe today! Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 40: Extron’s Hybrid Baby Scaler/Switcher

Rants and rAVes – Episode 39: Imagine Using an Electrician to Connect an HDMI Cable?!?

That’s what’s going to happen if the electrical unions in a bunch of U.S. states get their way. Listen to find out why this is a big deal that you need to pay attention to. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App   Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

Rants and rAVes – Episode 39: Imagine Using an Electrician to Connect an HDMI Cable?!?

THE WEEK – Episode 9: The Maker’s Mark

This week, after commenting on a number of AV items in the news, Joel speaks with Bill Waldman, a technology educator and advocate of the Maker movement in technology education. Find out what Makers and Maker spaces are about, and whether they will help us get more qualified job applicants in the future. Show Links: […]

THE WEEK – Episode 9: The Maker’s Mark

Rants and rAVes – Episode 38: Scott Does Streaming

I talk about how rAVe [Ed] columnist and blogger Scott Tiner of Bates College pulled off streaming video in 10 days. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 38: Scott Does Streaming

Rants and rAVes – Episode 37: The 2013 Trade Shows You Need to Attend

No spoilers here, as we’re sure you already plan on attending InfoComm, but why aren’t you planning on attending the DSE – the Digital Signage Expo – this coming March in Vegas? It’s the show you NEED to make sure you attend if you are interested in the digital signage industry or in getting into the digital signage […]

Rants and rAVes – Episode 37: The 2013 Trade Shows You Need to Attend

Rants and rAVes – Episode 36: Two Must-Read Blogs

Today I talk about two blogs written by two women in the AV market who provide some great insight to help you and how you can help yourself. Story Links: The Power of AV Good by Jennifer Willard: https://www.ravepubs.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9196:the-power-of-av-good&catid=217:jennifer-h-willard&Itemid=364 My First Blog! (Stand Out: Event Marketing for AV Dealers, Part 1) by Melinda Foster: https://www.ravepubs.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9233:my-first-blog&catid=282:melinda-foster&Itemid=764 Having trouble […]

Rants and rAVes – Episode 36: Two Must-Read Blogs

Rants and rAVes – Episode 35: A rAVe Radio Exclusive: Sony’s First ProAV 4K Projector

That’s right. Sony’s newest is a 4K resolution SXRD projector — but with only 2,000 lumens. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher Mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 35: A rAVe Radio Exclusive: Sony’s First ProAV 4K Projector

Rants and rAVes – Episode 34: Flat Panels Replacing Projectors? Not So Fast

All sorts of industry experts and pundits are claiming that flat panel displays are going to take over the projection display market in a matter of a couple of years — and some even make that claim that it’s going to happen next year. I’m here to tell you that’s not the case and there […]

Rants and rAVes – Episode 34: Flat Panels Replacing Projectors? Not So Fast

GreenAV – Episode 2: From Design to Stage, Green AV at the Theater!

In this month’s show, Midori chats with Raymond Kent, the Managing Principal of Sustainable Technologies Group and the 2012 Green AV Award recipient. He gives an outstanding overview of a few theatrical projects where the emphasis was on sustainability, with impressive numbers and data to show for the projects. We talk a bit about the importance of […]

GreenAV – Episode 2: From Design to Stage, Green AV at the Theater!

THE WEEK – Episode 8: AV in the Big Apple

This week, I talk with Ike Eckstein, president of Visual Word Systems in NYC, about the unique challenges of being a Manhattan-based AV company, and what it has been like since Sandy. Ike is a genuine NYC character with a unique viewpoint, and I think you’ll enjoy the perspective of a colleague who describes his company […]

THE WEEK – Episode 8: AV in the Big Apple

Rants and rAVes – Episode 33: Good News in HomeAV’s Future?

If display sales are any indication, the HomeAV market is tracking positive right now. Listen and see why Gary thinks so. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 33: Good News in HomeAV’s Future?

Rants and rAVes – Episode 32: Are You Ready to Stream?

The ProAV market’s following in the footsteps of the HomeAV market as stuff moves from physical sources to streaming content and media. Are you ready? Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode  32: Are You Ready to Stream?

WAVEcast Episode 7: 2012 InfoComm Award Winners

In this episode of the WAVEcast, we talk with two of the recently awarded 2012 InfoComm International Award winners. Women in AV winner Malissa Dillman of Kramer Electronics and Young AV Professional Christina Minihan of Visix Inc. share their thoughts about what it means to win their award, where we stand as women in AV, how we can help Hurricane Sandy victims and what […]

WAVEcast Episode 7: 2012 InfoComm Award Winners

THE WEEK – Episode 7: Coming Back From Sandy

This week, Joel talks with David Stout of KBZ, a longtime New Orleans resident and Hurricane Katrina survivor, about the AV industry’s recovery after Katrina, and what we can expect after Sandy. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

THE WEEK – Episode 7: Coming Back From Sandy

Rants and rAVes – Episode 31: Interactive Whiteboarding’s Past and Future

I discuss how the interactive whiteboard market’s changed over the last few years with projector manufacturers like Mitsubishi gaining ground. Show links: https://www.ravepubs.com Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 31:  Interactive Whiteboarding’s Past and Future

Rants and rAVes – Episode 30: The AV Economy

Gary asks what you think about the AV economy. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 30: The AV Economy

THE WEEK – Episode 6: Quality Pays

Joel speaks with Mario Maltese, executive director of the Association for Quality in Audio Visual Technology, about adopting quality metrics in the AV industry. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

THE WEEK – Episode 6: Quality Pays

Rants and rAVes – Episode 29: The Randy Lemke Goodbye

My personal thanks to Randy Lemke. Story Links: Randal A. Lemke, Executive Director and CEO of InfoComm International, Announces Retirement The Randy Lemke Interview Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 29: The Randy Lemke Goodbye

Rants and rAVes – Episode 28: Help Sandy Victims

The AV industry (led by Women in AV) is helping victims of Hurricane Sandy and you can help, too. Listen in to find out how. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 28: Help Sandy Victims

Rants and rAVes – Episode 27: Panoramic Projection Has Arrived

Now there’s a projector out there that’ll allow you to project PowerPoint and HD video side-by-side in native resolution (no scaling). And, it’s from one projector, not two edge-blended ones, thanks to projectiondesign. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 27: Panoramic Projection Has Arrived

Rants and rAVes – Episode 26: Why You Should Be On LinkedIn

Everyone in AV should be on LinkedIn. Listen and I’ll explain why. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 26: Why You Should Be On LinkedIn

Rants and rAVes – Episode 25: Are You Networked?

Why is the AV integrator so far behind the IT integrator in installing IP-enabled AV Gear? I explore the stats. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 25: Are You Networked?

Rants and rAVes – Episode 24: Extron Does HDMI Decora-Style & Brother Does HD VTC

Today I cover Extron’s new HDMI twisted pair extender via Cat5 significance of Brother’s entry into the VTC market. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes – Episode 24:  Extron Does HDMI Decora-Style & Brother Does HD VTC