Rants and rAVes — Episode 854: Anchor Audio at InfoComm With Improved Battery Performance 10X and Happy Hour

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There are three reasons to head over the Anchor Audio‘s booth (6053) at InfoComm this year. First, they’re having Happy Hour in the booth on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4. Second, according to Anchor’s Director of Sales, Nick Craig  they’re demoing their new battery technology that delivered a 10-fold improvement with over 2000 charge cycles in the Beacon […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 853: Intel Unite 4 Will Not Be All That Intel Shows at InfoComm

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Global Director of Sales for Intel Unite, Thomas Loza used today’s podcast to tease a new product launch at InfoComm 2019 in booth 3300. The Unite lets you create and manage a secure content sharing and collaboration platform for your organization. Wirelessly connect displays, employees, and mixed technology environments so your team can share and collaborate seamlessly, wherever they are. […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 852: Aurora’s Paul Harris Shows ReAX Control Platform Family of Products

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A little over a year ago, Paul Harris launched something called ReAX — a Javascript and HTML 5-based control platform that he felt would simplify control programming in the AV space. Well, now it’s ready for prime-time and his company Aurora Multimedia will head to InfoComm 2019 with 8 ReAX products to show. And, he’s still willing to […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 851: Stem Audio’s UCC-Based Audio Ecosystem Explained

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Last week, Stem Audio debuted a family of audio products that aims to simplify the design, set-up, integration and management of UCC-based rooms. How? Well, on today’s pre-InfoComm 2019 videocast, Gary was joined by Stem’s CEO, Jacob Marash, who not only showed how the system works, but also explained the ecosystem, product-by-product. In addition, he hints that the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 850: XTEN-AV is About to Make D-Tools Obsolete

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We are not kidding with that headline. D-Tools will not survive the capabilities of XTEN-AV — nor can they compete with their pricing model. Don’t believe me, watch this demo and you tell me what D-Tools does that this doesn’t do? And, then, compare what you’re paying for D-Tools to what you’d pay for this — […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 849: RGBlink Used rAVe RADIO to Debut D4 and XPOSE V2

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At InfoComm, RGBlink will have two major announcements — the first is a new D4 2-channel 4K presentation switcher and the second is Version 2 of their XPOSE control and configuration software. Neither has been launched yet but Gary got the scoop on them from RGBlink’s Justin Knox during today’s podcast! RGBlink is in booth 601 at InfoComm […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 848: Newline Interactive to Debut Three New Collaboration Boards at InfoComm 2019

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Newline Interactive picked rAVe RADIO for the first place to talk about heir new Z5, IP and NT Series of Collaboration Boards to be officially launched at InfoComm 2019. Each one has a very unique niche – including the NT (for No Touch) collaboration that includes four HDMI ports and 85” and 98” sizes, the Z5 is aimed […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 847: Deploying K-12 and Higher Ed Classroom Collaboration Technologies with SYNNEX Corporation

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Gary was joined on today’s podcast by Eddie Franklin, SYNNEX’s Vice President, Sales, Westcon-Comstor and Public Sector, to talk about how integrators can benefit from the company’s robust education business and dedicated subject matter experts, combined with leading offerings and support through SYNNEX VISUALSolv. Listen to understand how you can lean […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 846: ENCO Does LIVE Demo of Automated Closed Captioning and Transcription System

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The ENCO enCAPTION 4 is literally a live, automated closed captioning and transcription system that (with less than a 4-second delay) can convert audio to text for ADA compliance broadcasts, collaboration rooms and classrooms. Yes, ADA compliance means that you may need to provide transcription services to your meetings and the ENCO enCATION product is the quickest and easiest way […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 845: This is Why T1V’s Digital Canvas’ing Technology is Dominating Collaboration – A LIVE Video Demo

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T1V’s CTO Jim Morris literally did a real-time live demo of the T1V digital canvas’ing software, known as ThinkHub xCanvas on this pre-InfoComm video-edition of Gary’s Rants and rAVe’s podcast today. If you aren’t familiar with what T1V does or how their ThinkHub xCanvas software creates a giant digital canvas — that can be joined and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 844: Peerless-AV’s InfoComm 2019 Will Include Torture Chambers, MiLB and the rAVe RADIO HQ

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Nick Belcore, the EVP of Peerless-AV, refers to their in-booth dunking station and debris box, that demo the rigidity of their Xtreme Outdoor Displays, as ‘torture chambers’ — and, that’s basically what they are. No other manufacturer has ever shot a paint gun or submersed a monitor totally underwater just to prove they can literally withstand anything, and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 843: Digital Projection is Going Even Bigger Than 8K at InfoComm 2019

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Digital Projection has always pushed the resolution (and light output) envelope. The first company to demo native 4K at InfoComm was DPI. 8k; DPI. And, at InfoComm 2019, they will not only show mind-blowing 8K imagery, but you’ll see a special projector that can display three 4K images simultaneously using 360fps technology. We saw this at ISE and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 842: Let’s Talk Zoom Phone

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Zoom Video Communications used the Enterprise Connect show last month to launch Zoom Phone. Here’ s our story on it. Gary was joined on today’s podcast with Zoom CIO, Harry Moseley, to understand the strategy being Zoom Phone, the zero-touch provisioning with 3rd-party products from companies like Poly, Crestron and Yealink and how it fulfilled Zoom’s vision for a […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 841: Here’s a Real-Time Video Demo of the QuirkLogic Quilla

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The QuirkLogic Quilla is an eInk based virtual (and endless) flip chart that puts simple collaboration on steroids. The Quilla is a paper-like writing experience (no glass and weighs only 23 pounds), allows for simultaneous remote collaboration (with other Quillas or via iOS and Android devices) and you can save, share and manage content on-the-fly. QuirkLogic’s […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 840: Audio Does Not Suck – And, It’s More Profitable Than Video

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Next week, on Tuesday, April 23rd at 2pm, Gary is delivering a LIVE webinar that’s worth 1.0 AVIXA CTS RUs that will not suck. If you’re curious about what a DSP is, what does Beamforming Mic Array does or how to install really good audio in a UCC space, this is the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 839: TASCAM Demos New MM-2D Live on rAVe RADIO

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Gary was joined on his podcast today, via video, with TASCAM’s Chris Wright and Dirk Born, to demo their new MM-2D and DCP Connect Software appliance  The MM-2D-X is a compact converter that converts 2-channel mic/line input/output signals into Dante signals. The TASCAM DCP CONNECT is a remote control software designed for system integrators to configure AND control any TASCAM […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 838: Epson Talks Digital Signage Show and 72-Mega-Pixel VR Tour of their Booth

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At the DSE (Digital Signage Expo) last week, we partnered with Epson to shoot the highest resolution VR-based trade show booth tour, ever. No one has ever shot an entire VR tour in 72 Mega-Pixel resolution — and it’s one you can see with either VR goggles OR with a regular web browser — using […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 837: MSolutions (the HDBaseT Test Gear Company) Just Debuted a Tiny HDBaseT & Ethernet Switch

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Gary was joined by MSolutions CEO, Eliran Toren, to talk about the industry’s smallest HDBaseT Switcher. Dubbed the MS-0401,  it’s a handheld 5 port combo-switch (HDBaseT and Ethernet) that can be 1×4 or 4×1. It has a data rate of 8.91 Gbps, and supports HDBaseT 1.0 and 2.0 and is HDCP 2.2 compliant. It’s an interesting […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 836: Synnex is All About Educating Now

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Gary was joined on today’s podcast by Kirk Nesbit, SYNNEX’s Vice President, Design & Support Services, to talk about their amped-up focus on AV integrator education. In fact, SYNNEX will be adding on-site AVIXA CTS certification to their menu of services, too. Listen to learn how you can benefit from […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 835: A Post Enterprise Connect Show Review with Logitech

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Gary was joined on today’s podcast with Logitech’s Head of Marketing, Joan Vandermate, who talks all about Logitech’s giant showing at the Enterprise Connect show last week. Enterprise Connect is the industry’s only dedicated UCC show and Logitech was in 20+ booths on the show floor with their new Logitech Tap  MeetUp and Rally Ultra-HD ConferenceCam system with automatic camera control. In […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 834: At DSE, Epson Will Easily Excite with LightScene and Laser Projection Message

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Gary was joined on today’s podcast with Epson’s Sr. Product Manager, Remi Del Mar, to talk both LightScene and their Digital Experiences booth at the show. Epson excited the projection market last year at DSE with the debut of their LightScene Accent Lighting Laser Projector lineup and at DSE 2019, they’ll focus on differentiated applications with LightScene as […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 833: Almo Pro AV Welcomes Three New BDMs – Angie Greene, John Borns, Melanie McKowan

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THIS IS A SPONSPRED POST Almo is growing — big-time. And, we welcome three new BDMs (Business Development Managers). This is a great offline discussion of what they do and who they support inside the Almo Pro AV support system. Please listen to this podcast with Angie Greene, John Borns and Melanie McKowan. And, don’t forget the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 832: Sharp to Debut New 4K and 8K Displays at DSE

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Gary was joined on his podcast today with Sharp’s Product Marketing Leader, Gary Bailer  today to talk about their ‘4K & Beyond’ theme for the DSE Show and how it’s influencing product launches. Sharp will debut a few families of new products at DSE — from 43” to 86” LCD monitors — and will also demo their newly debuts […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 831: AVIXA’s CTS-Master, Chuck Espinoza, to Deliver 2 RUs at Almo’s E4 Experience in California

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If a 45+ booth Tradeshow floor filled with 4K, 8K and AV-over-IP, Gary Kayye’s Keynote, 11 CTS credits or free breakfast and lunch aren’t enough of a draw for you to come to Costa Mesa on Friday, April 5th for the Almo ProAV E4 Experience, maybe the CTS-Master himself, Chuck Espinoza, coming to the E4 Experience is!! Chuck […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 830: The Dan Goldstein Podcast – My Conversation with the Creative Brain behind AVIXA

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I am excited to bring you an exclusive podcast with the newly promoted Chief Marketing Officer at AVIXA, Dan Goldstein, a year and a half after the rebrand — which saw the debut of AVIXA — the AudioVisual Integrated Experience Association. This underrated effort to separate InfoComm (the show) from InfoComm (the association), has turned out to be pure genius. And, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 829: The Samsung Digital Signage Options and Webinar

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THIS IS A SPONSORED POST Next week, Gary Kayye is delivering a webinar that’s sort-of a “state-of-the-digital-signage-market” that’s a must-attend. Digital Signage has been the fastest growing segment of the AV market for eight of the last 10 years and 2019 will see its biggest year, yet. Why? Well, you need to join Gary’s FREE webinar next […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 828: Meet Lisa Peveler – My first AV People to Feature a Manufacturer’s Rep

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Lisa Peveler “fell” into the AV market in a similar way to how many of us do, accidentally — and thanks to a friend.  And, she’s grown to love it and she’s worked at both big-time manufacturers like Acoustic Innovations and Stewart Filmscreen.  But, now she’s a regional manager at Mizzen Marketing in TOLA – don’t know what that is? Then, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 827: What is NEC Showing at DSE?

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This is the official launch-podcast for NEC at the DSE (Digital Signage Expo) show. In addition, to a refresh of their entire LCD lineup, NEC is launching a new, unique 49” display in Vegas next month, 55” 4K display as well as new signage projectors and LEDs . Which signage markets are growing the fastest and what can you expect to […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 826: Panacast Makes Two Splashes Since ISE

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The all-new Panacast 3 panoramic camera is shipping right as they ink a deal to be acquired by GN Audio – of Jabra-fame. In today’s podcast, Gary is joined by Aurangzeb Khan, President & CEO at Altia Systems — makers of the Panacast line — and they talk about the pending acquisition, their ISE showing and they even hint at […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 825: A Post-ISE Review of Philips and Their New LEDs and Hotel TV’s

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At ISE 2019, Philips launched a totally-new family of LEDs fringing from 1.2mm to 4mm and we were there for the debut. In addition, their new line of Hotel TV’s pioneered something that every hotel chain has been asking for – integrated wireless BYOD sharing via Chromecast. So, now, anyone can stream anything to a Philips Hotel […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 824: AV People #13: Meet Rosanne Lang – A Tradeshow Jedi Master

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On today’s AV People we feature UX guru in Crestron’s Rosanne Lang — the Yoda of AV Tradeshow directors. Rosanne basically fell into the AV industry working for a small (now giant) remote control company in her home town. Gary’s discussion with Rosanne spans her nearly 30-year career in AV, her love of cooking (baking, specifically), her sons […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 823: Absen Reviews ISE and Prepares for DSE and NAB

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Today’s podcast with ABSEN is to not only talk about their ISE presence last month but also to prepare you for their upcoming stint in Las Vegas with both DSE (Digital Signage Expo) and NAB (National Association or Broadcasters). Absen will be at both. And then, InfoComm. Gary was joined by ABSEN’s own Alison Maxson who explains their show plan […]

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