Professional Microphone Market Slow but Steady, as Installed Commercial Leads the Way

November 5, 2023

By Grant Youngman Futuresource Consulting The professional microphone market continues to achieve slow but steady post-pandemic growth, with a new report from Futuresource Consulting forecasting a CAGR of 5.9% over the next five years. That’s despite a general feeling of caution and nervousness among buyers, resulting from current economic and geopolitical issues. Recovery for the […]

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Window to the Future

October 19, 2023

Megapixel Brings Hollywood Tech to Architectural Applications With Launch of Ventana MicroLED Displays With Hollywood’s rapid adoption of virtual production studios, you’ll find Megapixel whose core technology (with more than 200 patents) for LED displays and video processing helped transform the way Hollywood produces its visual effects. Megapixel’s Emmy- and Oscar-winning technologies have become the […]

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Inaugural INTEGRATE ME Brings ProAV Back to MENA Region — Looking Back at the 2023 Show

September 26, 2023

Congratulations to the organizers of INTEGRATE ME for their first show dedicated to ProAV. Co-located with CabSat, the show drew in an enthusiastic crowd of ProAV May 16-18, 2023 — much to the satisfaction of the exhibitors. The industry held its breath (several attempts in the MENA region have failed) and at first glance, many […]

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AI-Powered Cables! Don’t Laugh as CEDIA Expo Will See AI Everywhere

September 1, 2023

CEDIA Expo 2023 will be filled with new HomeAV gear; no doubt about it. And, although I can’t predict what product will impress all the attendees the most, I can — without doubt — predict what trend will dominate in nearly every booth: AI. AI will be everywhere, thanks to some of the most unimaginative […]

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Automation and AI Are Powering the Next Generation of Pro PTZ Upgrades

August 22, 2023

By Shubham Kumar and Olivia Lowden Futuresource Consulting After a spell of limited innovation during the pandemic, professional pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras are entering a new technological era. Futuresource Consulting’s brand-new report reveals that AI and automation are the powerhouses behind many of the new-generation products entering the market, with auto-tracking, facial recognition, and automated camera […]

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Ynvisible Signs First Large Commercial Order for Outdoor Signage Product

August 8, 2023

The global digital signage market may be projected to reach US$29 billion by 2027 (with an anticipated growth rate of 8%, according to The Business Research Company’s “Digital Signage Global Market Report 2023”), but we all know it isn’t easy dough (DOOH). Even so, newcomer Ynvisible announced a deal with a prominent European customer specializing […]

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The Way the Ball Bounces: AV Style

July 31, 2023

For the very first time, the world governing body for basketball allowed a state-of-the-art court with an interactive video floor. In Madrid, the site of the FIBA Under-19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2023, players dribbled over an innovative ASB GlassFloor. While fans didn’t “dribble” in the same way, their mouths were certainly left agape. The […]

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Revenge-Concertgoing Boosts Europe’s Live Events

July 17, 2023

This is the summer of blockbuster music tours. Just as “revenge travel” saw tourists hellbent on traveling post-pandemic, “revenge concertgoing” is packing Europe’s outdoor live events, arenas and stadiums. It’s a post-pandemic boom for live events, boosted by some of the world’s biggest entertainers who have emerged with post-pandemic projects. And it’s not just the […]

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Flat Panel and Front Projection Markets Stall Amidst Recession Fears

July 5, 2023

By Sean Bradley and Freddie Mossop Futuresource Consulting The flat panel and front projection markets continue to battle a string of challenges, as Q1 of 2023 saw substantial declines in volume and value across both markets. The worldwide flat panel market volume saw losses at -8% YoY, with value dipping by -19%. For front projection, […]

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So, How Many People Attended InfoComm 2023; Why Do You Care???

June 16, 2023

InfoComm 2023 just wrapped and I just sat down to pen this post for our show daily – and decided to turn this into a blog! So, how was it? Honestly, I’d have to say one of the best shows ever. Kudos to the entire AVIXA team for the work in planning and executing InfoComm […]

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Logitech’s Project Ghost Will Be at InfoComm 2023!! I CANNOT WAIT, Screamed Gary!

June 1, 2023

I am sooooo excited. I found out today that Logitech will bring the coolest thing I’ve seen in UCC to InfoComm 2023 — Project Ghost. What the heck is Project Ghost? Well, it’s a fully formed, turnkey telepresence system for small meetings, and it WORKS! The best way to describe it is for you to […]

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LG Display to Supply High-End TV Panels to Samsung Electronics — What Does This Mean?

May 19, 2023

In a wild twist of fate, Reuters is reporting that, “South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd (034220.KS) will start supplying high-end TV panels to Samsung Electronic Co Ltd (005930.KS) from as early as this quarter, three sources said, in a deal that would help the loss-making flat-screen maker turn profitable.” Well, what do we have […]

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Lucrative Future for Content Creation Despite Post-COVID Slowdown

May 18, 2023

By Paul Wylie and Olivia Lowden Futuresource Consulting The COVID-19-induced explosion of the content creation space continues to offer lucrative opportunities, as related technologies evolve and the COVID-19 user base becomes solidified. Intel from Futuresource Consulting’s recent survey shows double-digit growth in market value to over $2 billion in 2021, accounting for over 30% of […]

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Next NASA Moon Mission Will Use Out-of-This-World Lasers to Beam Moon Videos

May 16, 2023

NASA recently named the four astronauts flying on NASA’s Artemis 2 moon mission in 2024. They will be the first people to travel to lunar in more than 50 years. But Artemis 2 will be carrying more than astronauts in its payload. NASA will send up a new laser communications terminal, the Orion Artemis 2 […]

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Video Deepfakes: There’s a New Sheriff in Town

April 25, 2023

With AI rolling across the tech landscape, we’re entering new territories — a Wild West of content creation where no one has gone before. In Europe, an AI-generated “interview” with Formula 1 racing legend Michael Schumacher highlights the danger (Schumacher has not been seen in public since his brain injury in a skiing accident in […]

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Saving Public Ryan: ‘TheVoiceLine’ Honors First BBC Transmission

March 31, 2023

London’s Northbank Business Improvement District (BID) wanted artists to help celebrate a new public space (Strand Aldwych) where the first radio transmission of the BBC happened 100 years ago. “How about a commemorative art installation designed to foster the exchange of ideas, education and art appreciation in a well-traveled common space?” they asked artists. Nick […]

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The Importance of AI in the Audiovisual Industry

February 28, 2023

By ChatGPT and Bob Snyder AI (artificial Intelligence) is often mistakenly dismissed as a social media parlor trick, while on the other hand, we fear a dystopian future where humans can’t compete with their own creation. What AI really is, in the near future, is the next computer paradigm — a way to leverage computer […]

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ISE 2023 From Across the Pond: A Detailed, In-Depth Look at Trends From the Show

February 24, 2023

Welcome back to another installment of my reviews of a trade show I didn’t attend, in which I stay home in North Carolina and spend many, many hours watching (and titling and categorizing) every single product video that the rAVe videos shooters collected while roaming the floor of Integrated Systems Europe in Barcelona. This year’s […]

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rePLAY ISE 2023 With Steph Beckett and Gary Kayye — Available on Demand!

February 17, 2023

Welcome to rePLAY ISE 2023 with Gary Kayye, co-founder and director of THE rAVe Agency, and Steph Beckett, managing editor of rAVe [PUBS]. They are here to walk you through ISE 2023 with interviews, product demonstrations and themes of the show. rePLAY ISE 2023 is split into two sessions, the first primarily targeted to a […]

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Holographic Projections Take Center Ring at Circus Roncalli

February 13, 2023

Good things come from watching America’s Super Bowl. And not only for Kansas City fans. A few years ago in Germany, the founder of Circus Roncalli, Bernhard Paul was watching an NFL Super Bowl half-time show when an idea came in as clear as a 28-yard field goal. The Circus Roncalli founder decided his circus […]

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The Daily Raff: ISE 2023 Day 4 Thoughts

February 3, 2023

Wow. And just like that, the show is over. I really can’t believe it. I’ve focused heavily on products and solutions the past few days, and I’ll still mention a couple of things, but today I really want to talk a little more in-depth about exactly what goes into this show. As you can see […]

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The Daily Raff: ISE 2023 Day 3 Thoughts

February 2, 2023

I’m baaaaaaaaack and ready to report from Day Three! I can’t believe the show is 3/4 of the way over. I’ve had such a great time and even saw a few friends on the show floor. If you’re new here, this trade show column series used to be called “Steph Says,” but is now known […]

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The Daily Raff: ISE 2023 Day 2 Thoughts

February 1, 2023

Hello again from ISE 2023! I’m here reporting from Day Two, where I have seen some really great tech! Like yesterday, I spent the majority of my time in halls 2 and 3 (these are where all of the UCC and multitech products are). I’m going to include a lot of that in this piece […]

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The Daily Raff: ISE 2023 Day 1 Thoughts

January 31, 2023

Hello from ISE 2023! It’s Day One of the show, and we’re feeling great! I love Barcelona so much, and I’m so thrilled to be back with all my #AVtweeps. More to come..but here's a quick look from #ISE2023. #AVtweeps — rAVe [PUBS] (@rAVePubs) January 31, 2023 Let’s first talk about the name of […]

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How to Get From Here to There and Everywhere at ISE 2023

January 28, 2023

ISE 2023 is almost here, which means it’s time to pull out the suitcase, dust off the passport and read this fun-filled article that breaks down everything you need to know about transportation in Barcelona, Spain. First up, yes, there are Ubers, and I would highly suggest taking one from the airport to your hotel. […]

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They’re Coming for Your Business

January 27, 2023

They’re coming for your business. Flattened by the pandemic and bolstered by the ProAV market trend towards experiential, Europe’s live events companies will broaden their businesses to include systems integration. For decades, it was an exception if you saw a specialized AV events company with a full business unit in the more static business of […]

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ISE 2023: What #AVtweeps Are Most Looking Forward To

January 26, 2023

Grab your passport and suitcase, #AVtweeps, because the world’s largest AV trade show is right around the corner. Integrated Systems Europe’s (ISE) annual event brings together tech enthusiasts and AV professionals from around the world for the ultimate celebration of innovation. After a wildly successful year in 2022, ISE will be returning to its home […]

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The Sessions Checklist You Didn’t Know You Needed for ISE 2023!

January 25, 2023

With ISE 2023 right around the corner, there is no shortage of things that will keep you entertained. Once you’re on the show floor for a couple hours, though, you may find yourself eager to take a load off of your feet. Here is a quick list of educational sessions you should consider attending at […]

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Preparing for ISE 2023: One-Week Check-In

January 24, 2023

Hello, #AVtweeps. Nothing says crunch time like a trade show in exactly! one! week! If you’re like me and feel like you’re running around like a crazy person, never fear. Here is the list of what you should be working to finish and accomplish before ISE begins in Barcelona next week. Relax. Take a deep […]

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ISE 2023 to Feature a Content Production and Distribution Zone

January 19, 2023

This year, ISE 2023 sees a dedicated shift to embrace content production and distribution as part of the globally important proAV and systems integration exhibition. As well as featuring a new content production and distribution summit, a keynote focussed on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine platform and over 70 dedicated exhibitors in this field, ISE has […]

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Adam Hall Creates New Business Vertical: Adam Hall Integrated Systems

January 19, 2023

Adam Hall announced the creation of Adam Hall Integrated Systems – a new business vertical dedicated to serving the installed AVL market sector. With its own product team headed up by Gabriel Alonso Calvillo, Adam Hall Integrated Systems will act as a resource for AVL professionals – be they consultants, integrators and even end users […]

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Energy Costs Now a Serious Problem for ProAV Industry

December 22, 2022

The invasion of Ukraine, following on the heels of the loss of business due to the pandemic, creates economic aftershocks in the very heart of the European AV business. Soaring energy costs now cripple the cultural sector, and an example from Brussels, the heart of the EU, shows the stress on the AV and related […]

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