Rants and rAVes — Episode 749: Sharp Debuted 8K Displays, More 4K Collaboration Boards and Announced a Microsoft Partnership at InfoComm 2018


Gary was joined on his podcast today with Sharp’s Product Marketing Manager, Gary Bailer, to talk all about InfoCom and what they debuted. Their Microsoft partnership on a new line of collaboration displays was one of two hot-topics in and around the Sharp booth – the other was 8K. Listen to this podcast with Gary and Gary […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 748: LG’s InfoComm Booth: Wow!


 LG’s VP of Business Development, Dan Smith, joined me today on my daily podcast to talk about their InfoComm booth. Greeting attendees into the booth was a set of transparent OLEDs and giant transparent LEDs — using their new transparent LED film. But, the breadth of their product line was super-impressive and they set a […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 732: Altia Systems Picks rAVe to Debut Intelligence Sensing Technology in 5K Collaboration Cameras


Gary just got a sneak-peek of a new feature launching from Altia Systems – makers of the Panacast camera system – that will debut at InfoComm next week (in booth N1668). Called Intelligence Sensing technology, a new software update from Panacast will allow users to detect who, or even what, is in a meeting. There’s no better way to […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 747: NorthVision Will Debut 4K Wireless Transmission System at InfoComm – Yes, WIRELESS!


Gary was joined by  NorthVision America Director of Sales Walter Person. Before going to InfoComm, you might want to listen to this podcast – this company you’ve probably never heard of is about to launch something cool (and something we have all been asking for). True, wireless, uncompressed, HDMI-based wireless transmission of 4K @60Hz 4:4:4 up to 16-bit color. Called VisionShare, it’s a […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 746: Casio Will Bring New LampFree Projector Line to InfoComm


Gary was joined by Casio‘s Senior Director Marketing, Joe Gillio, to talk about their 8th InfoComm with LampFree projectors and what we can expect from them in booth C3757. Casio has LampFree projectors in both normal and short-throw projectors and in all brightness levels. You should listen to this podcast as Joe tells you why you need to […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 745: Epson Will Be Laser Focused at InfoComm with LightScene, Meeting Room and New 20K and 12K Lumen Projectors


The Epson LightScene won a Best of DSE Award when it was launched and once you see it, you’ll know why. It’s a tiny laser projector hidden inside a track lighting system that can be used for everything from signage to image mapping. No one looks a this projector and doesn’t see ideas pop into their head for where […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 744: Prysm Debuts LPD 6K Series Next Week


Gary was joined by PRYSM‘s VP of Marketing, Hannah Grap, to talk about their newest 5616 × 1872 resolution LPD 6K Series wall system. PRYSM will do something unique in that they will actually have customers (users) of their LPD systems in their booth during the show talking about how they use their systems now – it’s like […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 743: WyreStorm Focus on New 600 Series SDVoE Line at InfoComm


The 600 Series of SDVoE AV-over-IP on-ramps and off-ramps will be a big focus of WyreStorm‘s booth at InfoComm (North Hall 1564) next week at InfoComm. The 600 Series includes some unique features like MultiScreen, MultiView and QSC control – and all will be demo’d at InfoComm. WyreStorm’s VP of Technology, David Silberstein, joined Gary on today’s podcast to talk […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 742: WolfVision Talks CYNAP, vSolution MATRIX and Visualizers on Today’s Videocast


WolfVision will, again, focus on CYNAP – their all-in-on AV/IT appliance – and, athough it’s actually 4-years old, it’s totally new. You’ll see and hear why. In addition they’ll launch GUI 2.0, show the vSolution MATRIX and their VZ-8Neo/VZ-8Neo+ (which have been redesigned too) in booth N1506 at InfoComm. Gary was joined on this videocast with WolfVision, Regional Sales Manager, Michael Lisi, today who […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 741: Kramer’s New US CEO, Clint Hoffman, Podcasts with Gary — All About InfoComm


Clint Hoffman joined Gary on his podcast this afternoon to talk about their InfoComm plans. Kramer is a glue-company in ProAV in that all the industry on-ramps and off-ramps of video, audio, control and networking touches them. So, they’re a good indicator of how the industry is doing. At InfoComm, Kramer will debut a line of 10G SDVoE […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 740: Icron Technologies Will Be at InfoComm with Both SDVoE 10G AV-over-IP and Will Debut USB-C Signal Routing


If you have (or connect to people using) Apple MacBook, MacBook or iMac computers using USB-C connectors for video, power and USB signals, you’ll want to go by the Icron Technologies booth at InfoComm (Central Hall booth 2014). Icron is a 20+ year manufacturer of USB extender products and was an original adopter of the SDVoE Alliance 10G AV-over-IP […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 739: Starin Will Debut Zoom Room Solutions (and More) at InfoComm


ProAV Distributor Starin’s VP of Marketing, Bobby Swartz, said that they’ve played a low-profile intentionally over the past year – and they’ll use InfoComm to launch something totally new: ProAV Outfitters. What is ProAV Outfitters? It’s sort-of a pre-packaged service for AV integrators – but, not exactly. It’s sort of Zoom Rooms  but not exactly. It’s sort of […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 738: Do You Know Who Broadata Is? You’re About To


In our market, Broadata is not as known as they are in the movie theater and operating room markets where they manage sending high-bandwidth video and audio around at up to 18G. Well, they’ll be at InfoComm with both SDVoE and HDBaseT offerings as well as a new fiber-based 18G 4K distribution system for HDMI. Gary was joined by Broadata’s Joshua […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 737: Visix to Debut New Enterprise Signage Software for AV Integration Community at InfoComm


Visix was the first digital signage provider that targeted helping get the AV integrator community into digital signage. That was more than a decade and a half ago. Now they provide signage players, room signs, creative signage software and signage management systems. And, at InfoComm 2018, they’ll launch a new Enterprise version of their AxisTV software for facility-wide signage […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 736: Polycom and SYNNEX Are All About Trio at InfoComm


Gary was joined by Polycom’s Product Marketing Manager, Kerri Whelan, today who joined the videocast on a Polycom Trio — their Voice and Video Conferencing solution. RealPresence Trio has redefined the conference phone category by serving as the smart hub for your group collaboration and bringing easy-to-use, no-compromise visual collaboration to spaces that were previously cost prohibitive. Watch this […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 735: DVIGear Heads to InfoComm with DisplayNet 200 and New HyperLight Digital Cables for 4K and 8K


DVIGear’s CEO, Steven Barlow, joined Gary on today’s podcast to talk about their partnership with the SDVoE Alliance in AV-over-IP 4K signal routing. DVIGear was one of the first adopters of SDVoE the 10G AV-over-IP standard, and his insight into their application of it is always interesting(now the DisplayNet 200) – and, Gary asked him the equation […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 734: Leyard Planar Will Highlight DirectLightX and WallSync at InfoComm


Gary was joined on today’s podcast by Steve Seminario, Product Marketing at Planar Systems Inc, a Leyard Company, to talk about heir launch, today, of the new DirectLightX 0.7mm-2.5mm LED walls and WallSync, a family of technologies integrated into the Clarity Matrix G3 Video Wall System. Leyard Planar will be in the Central Hall in booth C2520 and they ALWAYS impress with their huge imaging […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 733: NEC Will Show EVERYTHING in a New Booth at InfoComm


NEC Display is heading to InfoComm with a new booth, a 35K lumen projector, 75, 86” and 98” 4K displays and a few surprises! Keith Yanke, NEC’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, joined Gary on his podcast today to talk all about their plans. NEC is in the Central Hall in booth 1864 and will show projection from 5K […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 731: BrightSign Demos HDR 10+, Streaming and LED Signage at InfoComm


In addition to launching their new Series 4 digital signage players, BrightSign will demo 4K H.265 streaming of DS content (with security), show their HS-123 system-on-a-chip, show the benefits of HDR10+ & Dolby Vision and a few other surprises at InfoComm in booth N2846 this week. BrightSign is the market leader in digital sing players and if you stop by […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 730: NETGEAR Updates Gary on the State of AV-over-IP


This is my third discussion, in less than a year, with NETGEAR’s Senior Product Line Manager for Managed Switches, Laurent Masia, to talk about the state of AV-over-IP in the Commercial AV market. Laurent is in a unique position to know what’s going on as NETGEAR, as you likely know, makes network switching and routing gear and that’s […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 729: Do You Know Who AV Junction Is?


Have you ever needed to hire AV talent, part-time? Or, are you an AV freelancer and want to work? Can’t figure out where to go? Well, a new company, AV Junction, can help you. AV Junction launched just 6 months ago and already has 1000 AV freelancers registered on their website — including their talent level, expertise […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 728: FSR Will Do VR, Launch New Huddle Room Furniture and Dr EDID at InfoComm


Put FSR on your InfoComm booth list (Central Hall booth 2128) as they will be using VR (virtual reality) to allow you to see the product your looking at, in their booth, in a real-life install — using VR headsets. Gary was joined by FSR’s director of global sales, Chaz Porter, who talked about the FSR Experience VR project, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 727: Almo ProAV Launches NoBox on rAVe RADIO Today


Almo ProAV has offered a host of services to add-value to the 40+ manufacturer partners — things like content creation for digital signage networks, installation service, control programming services and internet bandwidth. All offer integrators recurring revenue opportunities for any AV gear they buy and integrate. Well, Almo ProAV has rebranded them AND is offered a […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 726: rAVe Scoop: Paul Harris Debuts New Open Source JavaScript-Based Control Platform for ProAV Market


Aurora Multimedia founder, Paul Harris, is using InfoComm to announce and release a new JavaScript-based control platform for the ProAV market. Dubbed ReAX  his intention is to make it freely available, via a non-profit alliance at http://www.reax.org, to any and all AV manufacturers that need to have their gear controlled. His reason? He thinks the market is ripe for […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 725: Semtech Could Build 1G and 5G AV-over-IP SDVoE, But Will They?


Gary was joined by Semtech Corproation‘s Gareth Heywood, Video Products Market Manager — the company that designed and makes the reference chips for all the SDVoE Alliance members. As you likely know, the SDVoE AV-over-IP standard is a 10G standard with the least compression of 4K over IP. But, I posed the question that everyone has wanted to ask them […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 724: Special InfoComm Videocast: Christie Demos AV-over-IP Terra LIVE on This Videocast


Gary had Christie’s Senior Product Manager, Karl Johnson, actually demo their Terra AV-over-IP system on today’s video version of his podcast. Christie’s Terra solution is unique in that it includes a controller — and a really neat software interface. You can see how easy it is to design AV systems, switch them and stage and moderate routing using […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 723: IDK Will Bring AV-over-IP and Legacy AV Routing Systems to InfoComm


IDK Corporation will head to InfoComm (Booth C4051) with both their SDVoE-capable 10G AV-over-IP gear as well as their legacy HDMI and RGB routing and swinging systems. Because they do both, they will be able to provide you with a unique perspective on signal routing today vs. what we’re likely to see in the future via the network. Gary was […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 722: Watch the Best Video Demo Ever as Peerless-AV Shoots a Paintball Gun and Water at an Xtreme Outdoor Display While It’s On


Peerless-AV’s VP of North American and APAC, Brian McClimans, just delivered the best videocast we’ve ever recorded, seriously. So, he set up a working Xtreme High Bight Outdoor 2500nit Outdoor Display outside in the mid-day sun and then proceeded to shoot it with a paint ball gun to show it’s durability. But, he didn’t stop there. He […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 721: Atomos Will Make Three Major Launches at InfoComm


If you’re shooting, managing, or editing video — especially 4K video — you need to stop by the Atomos booth C3478 at InfoComm. Atomos is the first recorder company that uses Apple’s new ProRes RAW format and if you need to record, play, monitor or edit high-res video on-the-fly without having to sit in a production suite, Atomos is it. Atomos’ Senior […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 720: Special InfoComm Videocast: TASCAM Talks Old Audio, New Audio and Future Audio


TASCAM will be at InfoComm in booth C915 and they’ll have everything from cassette recorders (yes, I typed cassette) to Dante Audio on-ramps and adapters. So, why do they still have cassette recorders? What about mixers – what, TASCAM does mixers? And, what can we expect from the industry’s only audio-only company? Listen (or watch) this podcast/videocast with TASCAM’s VP […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 719: Sharp’s InfoComm Plans Include Surprise Partnership – It’s All About Collaboration, 4K and 8K


Sharp will not only debut a brighter display line in the PNM Series, but they will have new 4K AQUOS Boards,  a new 80” collaboration board and even an entire area dedicated to 8K. Gary was joined by Sharp’s Director of Pro AV Product Marketing, Gary Bailer, today who detailed what they will be doing at infoComm in […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 718: Special InfoComm Videocast: Watch InFocus Demo New SimpleShare Wireless System LIVE on rAVe RADIO


InFocus’ new button-based wireless HDMI transmission system for simple connectivity of laptops to to displays is dubbed SimpleShare  And, Gary asked InFocus VP of Marketing Loren Shaw and SimpleShare Product Manager, Michael Liggett, to demo it for him on today’s videocast — and they agreed. No tricks — they connected, paired and displayed an entire system […]

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