Revisiting ADA Mounting Requirements

By Tom Kehr CTS-D, CTS-I, LEED Green AssociateExertis Almo Recently, I saw where a manufacturer provided the following installation requirements for web and PTZ cameras: “Mount cameras at a height between 15 inches and 48 inches from the floor to comply with ADA standards for operable parts” and that cameras and their mounts should not […]

Revisiting ADA Mounting Requirements

Huddly CEO Says Price Cuts Aimed at Creating Greater Access to AI-Driven Cameras to All End Users

Huddly is known for its AI-driven camera solutions, all Microsoft Teams-certified devices. In a move to expand the use of intelligent AI cameras in more spaces in the hybrid workplace, Huddly has adjusted pricing downwards by up to 25% to allow use of more video in the workplace. I reported this story earlier this month […]

Huddly CEO Says Price Cuts Aimed at Creating Greater Access to AI-Driven Cameras to All End Users

Here’s How Logitech and Microsoft Are Integrating Copilot AI into Meetings

Using Logitech‘s videoconferencing device capabilities and Microsoft Teams’ Ai-based features accessible through both personal computers and native Teams Rooms, the two companies have a partnership in AI using Copilot. How does Copilot work in Microsoft Teams? In Microsoft Teams environments, Copilot enhances collaboration and helps employees get the most out of their Teams chats and […]

Here’s How Logitech and Microsoft Are Integrating Copilot AI into Meetings

Becoming UnGlued

Remember Glue Collaboration? The cool head-and-torso avatars that made the metaverse seem like it was filled with legless players off a tabletop “foosball” field1? The parent company of Glue has now filed for bankruptcy. A letter from the CEO, Jussi Havu, explains that without a definite solution in sight the Glue service may be (soon) […]

Becoming UnGlued

I Just Toured the Smartest Smart Building in Switzerland — All Its Content Is Managed By SpinetiX

Last month, I flew to Lausanne, Switzerland, to spend two days understanding how a digital signage company, SpinetiX, is totally managing the content for every single room in the Millennium. The Millennium isn’t your average workplace. In addition to housing a TV station and about a dozen corporations, it also includes: ALL of this is […]

I Just Toured the Smartest Smart Building in Switzerland — All Its Content Is Managed By SpinetiX

More Than Just Earth Day: What SAVe Is Teaching the AV Industry About Sustainability and E-Waste

To those of you reading this, Happy Earth Day (April 22). Every year, Earth Day reminds us to take care of the planet. After all, how long have the terms “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” been drilled into our brains? If you’re like me, you make sustainable choices as long as they don’t inconvenience you at all. […]

More Than Just Earth Day: What SAVe Is Teaching the AV Industry About Sustainability and E-Waste

Attend Gary Kayye’s InfoComm Session: ‘The Future of Workspaces Is All About Experiences’

InfoComm 2024 Attendees: You asked for it, so he’s doing it. rAVe founder, Gary Kayye, will be delivering the “The Future of Workspaces is All About Experiences” educational session DURING InfoComm in Las Vegas on TUESDAY, June 11th @ 1p.m. — THIS WILL SELL OUT — so, sign up NOW! Register here. Here’s more information […]

Attend Gary Kayye’s InfoComm Session: ‘The Future of Workspaces Is All About Experiences’

Award-Winning “Walk-in Sound Body” Project

It’s the Opus AVant-garde award for the Ensemble Modern for its “walk-in sound body” at the cresc — Biennale for contemporary music in Frankfurt, Germany. Now in its second year, Opus Avantgarde is given for works that go beyond the classic stage performance and depict current technological trends (or future staging trends). The jury and […]

Award-Winning “Walk-in Sound Body” Project

ISE 2024: Facts and Figures Broken Down

ISE 2024 has come and gone, and we definitely left a mark on the show with our coverage this year (over 2,000 product videos — crazy). But now that the show is over, ISE released a report reviewing many of its figures. This piece wraps up a few of those highlights. First of all, ISE […]

ISE 2024: Facts and Figures Broken Down

How Gaming Engines and AI are Shaping AV

In 2016 I wrote a blog called, “Why aren’t we talking about NVIDIA?” If you missed it, the general conclusion was that AI and large-scale video applications would drive NVIDIA to success well beyond gaming. When I wrote that blog in April of 2016, NVIDIA was trading at $8.50. Today, NVIDIA is at $776 with […]

How Gaming Engines and AI are Shaping AV

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

Welcome to my 24th annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! It’s been an honor to have written this for 24 straight years and even more of an honor for it to have so many thousands of readers annually — it’s almost always our most-read article of the year on rAVe [PUBS]. So, if you’re reading this right […]

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

Dark Matter Wins German Systems Integration Award

Not all Dark Matter is found in outer space. This Dark Matter can be found in an industrial area in southeast Berlin, Germany. In the pitch-black rooms of a former factory site, visitors embark on a journey through seven immersive rooms brought to life with elaborate light installations, kinetic elements, projection mapping and 3D sound. […]

Dark Matter Wins German Systems Integration Award

The Daily Raff: ISE 2024 Day 4 Thoughts

Wow. Wowowowowow. The show is officially over. We did it! Our final video count? 2,128. It’s been years since we shot this many videos and I am so impressed with how hard our team has worked to achieve such a feat. Let’s talk about ISE for a second, shall we? The show officially announced that […]

The Daily Raff: ISE 2024 Day 4 Thoughts

The Daily Raff: ISE 2024 Day 3 Thoughts

Well, somehow we’ve made it to Day Three. And if you’re thinking, “the crowds may have thinned now,” you’re very wrong. The crowds have not thinned in most halls — it’s stayed consistently busy. If you have to get across Hall 3 for any reason, good luck. I actually spoke to Mike Blackman, managing director […]

The Daily Raff: ISE 2024 Day 3 Thoughts

ISE 2024 Keynote: Kicking Open All the Doors

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, I attended the first keynote of ISE 2024. This was extremely exciting and one of the first household names (since my time) I’ve seen give a keynote address at this show. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a journalist turned documentary filmmaker turned big blockbuster director. I was so excited to hear about her […]

ISE 2024 Keynote: Kicking Open All the Doors

The Daily Raff: ISE 2024 Day 1 Thoughts

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to our ISE 2024 coverage and officially Day One of the show! What a first day it has been. I made sure to carve out some time to run around and grab some information on some newly released products, I interviewed executives at Shure, Xyte and Lenovo and I even met […]

The Daily Raff: ISE 2024 Day 1 Thoughts

The Daily Raff: ISE 2024 Day 0 Thoughts

Hi, everybody! Welcome to our ISE 2024 coverage and your first Daily Raff of the show. (If you are new here, Gary sends a show wrap-up newsletter each day called “The Daily Riff” and we named this blog series to match. Get it? Riff-Raff? Because that’s what Gary and I are? (Gary, if you’re reading […]

The Daily Raff: ISE 2024 Day 0 Thoughts

My Review of the Projection Mapping Show at Casa Batlló for ISE 2024

On Jan. 28, most of the rAVe team was spending their first full day in Barcelona, enjoying free time and exploring the city. We chose to end our day by visiting Casa Batlló, on the iconic Passeig de Gràcia avenue. A special event to mark the beginning of ISE 2024, there would be a projection […]

My Review of the Projection Mapping Show at Casa Batlló for ISE 2024

Disney Debuts HoloTile; a Game Changer in both VR and MR Gaming And Maybe Live Events Too!

Usually, Disney is very secretive with the new tech it develops but, in this case, it wants brands to make it better, faster and start integrating with it in real-life VR environments. It’s called HoloTile. So, here’s the scenario … You develop a VR or XR game — one where the players wear either a […]

Disney Debuts HoloTile; a Game Changer in both VR and MR Gaming And Maybe Live Events Too!

rAVe’s Guide to Educational Sessions at ISE 2024

Integrated Systems Europe 2024 is right around the corner, and there is no shortage of things to keep you entertained. Once you’re on the show floor for a while, 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 […]

rAVe’s Guide to Educational Sessions at ISE 2024

Optimism for Enterprise AV as Companies Seek to Strengthen Office Value

By Scarlett Woodford Futuresource Consulting As corporates continue to implement return-to-office mandates, next-generation collaboration technology will become a key component of the post-COVID office environment. A new report from Futuresource Consulting shows that corporate AV budgets were squeezed during 2022 and into 2023, and the situation was exacerbated by chipset price hikes and supply chain […]

Optimism for Enterprise AV as Companies Seek to Strengthen Office Value

Europe’s New AV Brand: Gather

There’s someone who is betting that lots of European companies need a new AV brand. The multibillion-dollar Econocom Group launches Gather, its new AV brand. As one of Europe’s leading tech providers, the publicly listed group announces Gather will create intelligent audiovisual, unified communications and information technology solutions from state-of-the-art collaboration spaces to smart digital […]

Europe’s New AV Brand: Gather

Behind the AV Lectern

While this article features two lectern companies, it’s really about all lecterns. The author has no commercial involvement with any of the companies mentioned in this article. There it is, always on stage. Standing on a podium for so long and so often, some of the users even call it a podium. But it’s not […]

Behind the AV Lectern

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

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 […]

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

Window to the Future

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 […]

Window to the Future

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

Ynvisible Signs First Large Commercial Order for Outdoor Signage Product

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 […]

Ynvisible Signs First Large Commercial Order for Outdoor Signage Product

The Way the Ball Bounces: AV Style

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 […]

The Way the Ball Bounces: AV Style

Revenge-Concertgoing Boosts Europe’s Live Events

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 […]

Revenge-Concertgoing Boosts Europe’s Live Events

Flat Panel and Front Projection Markets Stall Amidst Recession Fears

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, […]

Flat Panel and Front Projection Markets Stall Amidst Recession Fears