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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Rants and rAVes —Episode 822: A Discussion of VuWall’s AV-over-IP Videowall Ecosystem

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VuWall has a unique solution that addresses the needs of connecting and integrating both legacy (HDMI/VGA) sources as well as network sources into a Videowall, network operations center or presentation system. Their ecosystem allows for it all, regardless of source or destination signal type, to be controlled, switched and managed via their proprietary ecosystem software platform. […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 820: Watch This LIVE Demo of the Monitors Anywhere USB-Based Videowall Solution

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One of those hidden-gems at ISE this year was a company called Monitors Anywhere – it’s likely you haven’t heard of them but they are doing some creative things using Window’s Extended Desktop. For one, the least-expensive video wall solution I’ve ever seen – like 1/10th the cost of anything else. Yes, 1/10th. So, I asked Monitors […]

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Rants and rAVes —Episode 818: The Digital Signage Expo is Just One Month Away – Here Are the Details

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Gary was joined by DSE’s Director of Expositions, Andrea Varrone  today to talk all about the DSE (Digital Signage Expo) show — coming in less than a month in Las Vegas. The DSE Conference starts 26th and the expo is open March 27 and 28 but there are 4-days of education, you can become digital signage certified and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 817: SiliconCore Explains EZ-HD Series of Pre-Packaged LED Walls on rAVe RADIO

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Gary was joined on today’s podcast via video with SiliconCore‘s Director of Marketing, Johanna Ocampo and Jim Wickenhiser, Senior Vice President, to talk all about heir big launch at ISE 2019 of a new line called EZ-HD  Basically, EZ-HD is is a series of three turn-key LED displays that are 110”, 130” and 165” diagonal that are all native […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 816: A Post-ISE Discussion About the Intel Unite Platform

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No doubt the most ubiquitous tech in the UCC Hall at ISE was all about the Intel Unite platform. Nearly every manufacturer of UCC gear referenced its compatibility with the Intel Unite platform  So, what does Intel’s Global Director of Sales for Unite, Thomas Loza, see as the top-3 differentiators of their platform over others and […]

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Rants and rAVes —Episode 815: AV People #12: Meet Meghan Athavale – An Interactive Pioneer in AV

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Few people know how to engage an audience into LITERALLY interacting with a screen as well as my featured AV People guest today, Meghan Athavale. Her LUMOplay system is creativity at its finest. If you haven’t heard of LUMOplay, you should go check it out here, now: https://www.lumoplay.com. What you’ll see, immediately, are self-playing videos of kids – lots […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 814: A Post-ISE Podcast with Vivitek – What Happened at ISE

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Vivitek had 56% more attendees enter their 2019 ISE booth than in 2018. Not only is that a testament to ISE’s growth but it’s also a result of the ecosystem approach of Vivitek’s General Manager of EMEA, Holger Graeff. Holger joined Gary on his ISE wrap-up podcast today to talk all about ISE and what Vivitek […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 813: Epson Will Launch 30K Lumen Laser Projector at ISE 2019

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rAVe RADIO got a scoop today when Epson announced on Gary’s podcast that they will launch a 30,000 lumen 3LCD laser projector at ISE in Amsterdam next month. Part of the Pro L Series  the new projector will be able to use the exact same lenses all the there large venue projectors use. In addition, Epson’s Sr Product Manager – Large […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 812: Intel Unite Heads to ISE to Demo UCC and Smart Building Manangement

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Gary was joined by Intel’s Global Director of Sales, Thomas Loza  today to talk all about their ISE plans – including a booth in Hall 12 as well as one in Hall 8 – C240. The Intel Unite platform is universal so it supports nearly every UCC video collaboration system and allows for room, gear and even environment control, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 810: Aurora Multimedia To Show ReAX Java-Script Control Platform, New HDBaseT and AV-over-IP Products at ISE

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Gary was joined, via video, with Aurora Multimedia‘s CEO, Paul Harris, today to talk all-about-ISE. Aurora has some big launches planned for the show — in Hall 5 stand S85 — next week in Amsterdam and this will be the first public showing of the finished ReAX Java-Script based control platform and he’s use it to debut two […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 809: Vivitek to Debut 4000 Lumen Projector with Built-in NovoConnect at ISE; And, Celebrate 10 Years in EMEA

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Vivitek EMEA will kick-off the ISE show celebrating 10 years in the EMEA market by launching a few major new products including brighter projectors, more interactive panels, non-interactive panels with built-in NovoConnect and a new 4000 lumen projector integrated with their NovoConnect Wireless Collaboration System. Gary was joined with Vivitek’s General Manager for EMEA, Holger Gräff  who talks […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 808: Philips Teases a Totally New Product Line Launching At ISE

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In this edition of his pre-ISE podcast, Philips teases a totally-new product line they will launch at ISE next week. Gary was joined with Philips’ VP or EMEA, Franck Racape to not only talk about the new product line but also their plans in wireless streaming for both the corporate meeting room and huddle rooms space but also inhospitality […]

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Rants and rAVes —Episode 807: Wyrestorm Will Launch Domotz Integration and Digital Canvassing of AV-over-IP at ISE

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Gary was joined with WyreStorm’s CTO Dave Silberstein today to talk about two major initiatives they will launch at ISE. In addition to to showing the first AV-over-IP integration of Domotz’ Remote Monitoring & Management platform they will be showing the capability to both build video walls with AV-over-IP sources but also tile multiple sources on one screen – what Gary […]

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Rants and rAVes —Episode 806: Absen Will Debut Three New Lines at ISE – Here Are The Details

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Gary was joined on his pre-ISE podcast today with Absen’s Christian Czimny, Director of R&D, to talk all about their ISE plans. As we reported earlier this week, Absen has big plans at ISE and, after being recognized as the top exporter of LED in the world for the 10th year in a row, they will be all about […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 805: NEC’s Applications-Based Stand Will Wow 2019 ISE Attendees, Again

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At ISE 2018, NEC Display Europe was awarded Best Booth by rAVe — and a host of other publications covering the show. Their 3-applications areas really simplified the technology for the attendees. And, for 2019, they’re back — the three areas are retail/digital signage, Collaboration and Large Venue and the entire thing, according to NEC’s Section Manager Strategic Product Marketing, Thomas […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 804: BrightSign Details New BSN.cloud Product on Our Pre-ISE Podcast

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BrightSign just changed the digital signage world forever, with their new BSN.cloud. It’s the future of how all digital signage will be controlled, managed and distributed. Don’t believe me? Well, then listen to this podcast and let the CEO of BrightSign, Jeff Hastings  explain it — then you’ll understand why I can confidently make this claim. And, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 803: Barco Talks New ClickShares and the State of Wireless Collaboration

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There’s no doubt that Barco is leading the wireless collaboration market with their ClickShare lineup of collaboration devices and, just last week, launched two new units — the ClickShare CS-100 Huddle and the CSE-200+ with a 4K Output. In addition to integrating enterprise-level security, adding extended desktop and universal App connectivity to all models they are also […]

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