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January 28, 2014ISE Special: A Videocast with Paul Ingebrigtsen of Williams SoundI caught up with Paul Ingebrigtsen, the CEO and President of Williams Sound, and he actually demo’d the new Digi-Loop for me as well as showed me the brand-new Digi-Wave-Dock that basically allows the Williams Sound assistive listening and tour-guide portable wireless systems of the DLT 100 (digital transceiver) and DLR 60 (digital receiver) to work in fixed installs too. The Digi-Dock will actually make its official debut at ISE. The Digi·Loop induction loop amplifier is definitely state-of-the-art – the first of its kind to maximize modern amplifier technology.  DSP audio processing offers flexible, powerful software control of mixing, equalization, compression, loop phase shift and more.  Powerful Class D, pulse-width amplifiers maximize efficiency, and reduce size and weight.  And network control capability provides seamless, remote system set-up, operation and monitoring via laptop, tablet or other portable device.If you’re in the assistive listening market, you should watch this!
January 28, 2014VideoCast with ISE’s Mike Blackman Reveals Biggest ISE, Ever!rAVe founder Gary Kayye does a special video cast with ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman ahead of the trade show in Amsterdam.
January 27, 2014ISE Special: Sound Control Technologies to Show RC3x to Remotely Locate VTC Cameras Up to 100 MetersDid you know that it’s possible to remotely locate videoconferencing cameras — including video, control, audio and VISCA Loop — up to 100 meters from the VTC codec? Well, thanks to Sound Control Technologies and its new RemoteCam 3x, you can put a VTC camera anywhere you want one. Using standard low resistance UTP wire, the RC3x can send camera video, power, control and IR (both directions) to and from a codec so that room design isn’t determined by where the camera “must” be placed. Gary talks to Sound Control founder and president David Neaderland about the company’s RC3x as well as all that they’ll have on their stand (12-A84) at the Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam.
January 23, 2014Episode 201: EPSON and Chief Partner on a SmartBoard-like Interactive Board Nice Enough for BoardroomsThe new BrightLink Pro from Epson is nice enough to put in any room – not just classrooms. Have you seen it?
January 22, 2014ISE Special: A Conversation With Henrik Holm of Albiral Display SolutionsProbably the best known brand of Albiral Display Solutions is Arthur Holm. The company will be at ISE launching two new products and a significant software update. The Dynamic Talk System is one of the coolest mechanical lift systems for a microphone we’ve ever seen. Arthur Holm is also launching a companion Dynamic Vision product at ISE for hiding Videoconferencing cameras. Gary caught up with Albiral CEO Henrik Holm today on his Daily Rants and rAVe’s Podcast, where they talked about the three new product launches. Please listen in.
January 20, 2014Episode 198: Google, Nest & CrestronGoogle’s purchase of Nest may have an effect on not just the home AV market but also the commercial AV market. Listen and see if you agree?
January 9, 2014Episode 153: Why You Should Read ‘Why Digital Signage Content is King’ Digital Projection just launched a 12,000-lumen laser projector that it will officially debut at the ISE 2014 show next month in Amsterdam. This is the brightest laser projector so far.
January 8, 2014Episode 194: ISE 2014 News is Already Trickling InIn today’s podcast, Gary talks about how you can follow along with pre-show news from the Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam next month month as well as see our live coverage of ISE 2014.
 January 6, 2014Episode 193: The CES Show PodcastIt may be the first full week of the brand-new year, but 100,000 or so people are in Vegas at the annual Consumer Electronics Show and we are covering the the products from the show that will impact the HomeAV and ProAV markets.