Rants and rAVes — Episode 903: TeamBoard Will Make Its Global Debut at Integrate in Australia; We Have the Scoop!

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TeamBoard President Jitu Patel picked rAVe RADIO for the one-and-only sneak-peek of the all-new TeamBoard line of Collaboration Boards — to be available in 55″, 65″, 75″ and 86″ sizes. And, their differentiation is unique as they will be the ONLY Interactive Flat Panel with a fully-functional Android OS embedded inside the 20-point IR touch-based system. […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 902: Technology Core Plans to Set-the-Record-Straight and Offer a Plethora of UCC Products at Integrate 2019

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Technology Core‘s National Sales Manager, Andy Penman, joined Gary on his podcast today to talk all-things-Integrate; Australia, that is. Technology Core will have their biggest show stand, ever, in two weeks at the opening of Integrate 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, and they’ll outfit stand D34 with a focus on collaboration and ProAV systems integration with […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 901: So, What Do You Think Extron Will Show at Integrate in Australia?

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You guessed it! Integrate will see the official worldwide trade show debut of the Extron NAV AV-over-IP family of products. NAV is unique as it’s an AV-over-IP ecosystem where their 1G and 10G transmitters and receivers work together in one system approach. Extron’s Australian National Sales Manager, Ben Fabien, joined Gary on today’s first pre-Integrate […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 900: SnapAV’s OvrC Platform is Aimed at Commercial AV Market

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POSTLongtime HomeAV distributor and manufacturer, SnapAV, is now aiming its sights on the Commercial AV market. And, their plan includes using their OvrC support platform to do it. What’s OvrC and how does it work? Well, watch this video cast with SnapAV’s Scott Normand, Director of Commercial, who demo’s OvrC live […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 899: If You Integrate Control Rooms or Digital Signage, You Should Know Who Monitors Anywhere Is!

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Monitors Anywhere basically makes the ClickShare of monitor walls. Using USB to HDMI adapters or thin-client Android computers, you can build network-based digital signage systems or fill video walls with content – in any configuration. So, no digital or analog signal processing – all network-based. If you don’t know Monitors Anywhere, this is the podcast for […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 898: The Post Visix InfoComm 2019 Videocast

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In this episode of Rants and rAVes, Gary is joined by Visix founder Sean Matthews. They discuss (and shows) viewers all six new products Visix launched at this years InfoComm, including explaining VUI voice activated wayfinding, and a four output video player. Watch as Sean shows everything that Visix brought to InfoComm 2019. You can […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 896: When Will LEDs Truly Replace LCDs and Projectors? Not As Soon As You Think!

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For years, industry pundits have predicted the immediate demise of the projector, due to flat panels. Now, there’s a cry that the flat panels will disappear, any day now, due to LEDs. Do you believe the hype? Well, here’s what Absen’s Director of Sales, Mitch Rosenburg, thinks — and this matters as, not only is Absen the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 895: Nureva Divulges New Product Development Plan Exclusively on rAVe RADIO

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Normally, Nureva is tight-lipped with future product development plans but, on today’s Post-InfoComm 2019 podcast with Nureva’s VP of Products, Rob Abbott , he clearly outlines what new products we will see launched at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. And, it’s a logical transition into a new market category fro them. So, listen to see why it’s likely that, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 894: The Peerless-AV Post-InfoComm Podcast

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Peerless-AV’s Nick Belcore joined Gary for a post-InfoComm Podcast and, we here around rAVe, this it’s the best podcast Gary’s every recorded. Seriously. Listen. Nick wraps up their presence at the show and explains the logic of their booth. And, as you may know, rAVe partnered with Peerless-AV and actually integrated the rAVe RADIO podcast […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 892: The Shure Post-InfoComm Podcast

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Gary was joined with Shure’s Chris Lyons to talk about all they did at InfoComm 2019. Shure, the dominant mic company in the ProAV market for over 50-years, focussed their InfoComm presence on both the UCC market as well as the traditional ProAV presentation market. With Shure’s new “Make Connections Feel Effortless” initiative, Shure has […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 891: The Kramer Post-InfoComm Podcast

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InfoComm 2019 was apparently Kramer‘s best InfoComm in many years — in addition to launching a plethora of new products. On today’s post-InfoComm 2019 podcast, Kramers VP of Marketing, David Margolin, talks with Gary about his show impressions, Kramer’s new cloud and software offerings, wireless and AV-over-IP strategy as well as their new partnerships – including […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 890: Leyard and Planar’s Post-InfoComm Podcast is All About Being Transparent and .7

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If you didn’t to go by Leyard‘s booth at InfoComm 2019, you missed the industry’s only commercially available 0.7mm LED – that’s a pixel pitch that’s good enough to go in nearly any meeting room or classroom in the world. In fact, 0.7mm is arguably right at the perceived pixel pitch of a direct-view LCD […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 889: BlackMagic Demos ATEM Constellation 8K in Real-Time

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On today’s post-InfoComm 2019 podcast, BlackMagic Designs demos their new ATEM Constellation 8K – a 10 input and 6 output 8K SDI-based production switcher. That means you get 4 M/Es, 40 x 12G‑SDI inputs, 24 x 12G‑SDI aux outputs, 4 DVEs, 16 Keyers, 4 media players, 4 multi viewers, 2 SuperSource and standards conversion on […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 888: Black Box Delivers Real-Time Video Demo of MCX

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Recorded before InfoComm 2019, Black Box‘s Keith Pelkey and Jonathan McCune deliver a real-time demo of its new 10G-based AV-over-IP MCX system. The MCX is an SDVoE-based AV-over-IP product lien that include transmitters, receivers and a controller. In addition to this real-item video demo here, we actually shot a video of the MCX at InfoComm […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 887: The Casio Post-InfoComm 2019 Podcast

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Only a few manufacturers on the InfoComm 2019 show floor actually had native 4K projectors; Casio was one of them — and, their 4K center-mounted-lens, 5K lumen 4K projector is less than $8000. Gary was joined on today’s post-InfoComm podcast with Joe Gillio of Casio to talk about his new XJ-L8300HN LampFree 4K projector as well as […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 886: Logitech is the King of Collaboration; A Logitech Post-InfoComm Podcast

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Did you know that Logitech had product in over 50 booths at InfoComm 2019? Well, they did. Gary was joined by Logitech’s Head of Marketing, Joan Vandermate, on today’s podcast and she not only reviews Logitech’s InfoComm 2019 impressions but, also talked about its partnerships. Of course, in addition to supporting 50+ companies to make collaboration happen […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 885: Here’s a Post-InfoComm Wrap-up Podcast with Epson

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What did Epson think was their game-changer at InfoComm 2019? And, what were most people that toured their booth interested in? Well, today’s podcast is with Epson’s Senior Product Manager, Gavin Downey  who talks Epson at InfoComm and why we shot 16 videos in their booth this year. Oh, and he and Gary talk about how and why 4K will […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 884: At InfoComm 2019, Anchor Audio Was All-About 1.9 and 2

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Whenever you see the number “2” at the end of any Anchor Audio product, it means the product is using Anchor’s new lithium ion battery technology (now with 2,000 charge cycles) and a 1.9 GHz wireless frequency. Anchor’s integrated the “2” throughout the entire product line, so we shot six videos on Anchor products at […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 883: Kurt DeYoung of Barco Reviews InfoComm 2019 Launches

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Barco’s VP of Channels, Kurt DeYoung, joined Gary’s podcast today to talk about their plethora of product launches, including a new XT LED line, a 40K lumen UDX 4K projector, and the new UDM line of projectors, at InfoComm 2019. Also, Gary noticed something in Barco’s booth that barely anyone at the show saw – did you notice it? Watch […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 882: Thomas Loza of Intel Talks Unite Cloud Portal and InfoComm 2019 on rAVe RADIO

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Intel’s VP of Global Sales, Thomas Loza, joined Gary on this port-InfoComm 2019 podcast to talk about his impressions of the show and their launch of the new Intel Unite Cloud Portal  Intel was one of the best represented companies on the InfoComm 2019 show floor as they were in at least 12 other booths, in […]

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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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