How to Tackle the ISE Show Floor: Advice From rAVe Video Shooters

ISE 2023 is right around the corner, and as such a big show, it’s hard to know how to approach. Here to guide you through tacking the ISE show floor are seasoned rAVe video shooters Anne-Marie Barr, Abbie Ashford, and Steph Beckett. They give insight into how to divide your time, get from hall to […]

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How to Explore Barcelona at ISE 2023

With ISE 2023 fast approaching, AV professionals from around the globe are planning on descending in Barcelona. The show, quite obviously, is the main attraction. However, there is so much more to do in Barcelona itself. “Barcelona is more than a city: it is a lifestyle, different from that of any other European capital,” said […]

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ISE 2023: What #AVtweeps Are Most Looking Forward To

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!

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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WAVIT Acquires Women of Digital Signage

Women of AV/IT (WAVIT), a non-profit designed to empower women, has acquired Women of Digital Signage, a women’s organization dedicated to promoting networking, mentoring and personal growth. Women of Digital Signage will now be a sub-group of WAVIT to allow its members to continue to grow their network in the world of digital signage and […]

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Commercial Integrator Expo Partners With DSF

Commercial Integrator Expo, owned and produced by Emerald, the new exposition and conference for the commercial audiovisual integration channel and technology managers co-located with CEDIA Expo, announces a partnership with Digital Signage Federation (DSF), the only not-for-profit independent voice of the digital signage ecosystem, as a supporting organization for the show. Commercial Integrator Expo 2023 […]

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Preparing for ISE 2023: One-Week Check-In

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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Barco Sales Numbers for G-Series Projectors Reach 10,000 Units

Barco shared a new milestone for its G-series as the sales numbers of the single-chip laser phosphor projectors has hit the mark of 10.000 units. Barco says the achievement is a momentous attestation to both the growth of immersive experiences and the sustained efforts of the company and its partners in bringing best-seller solutions for […]

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Ask Dr. Ann: How Can We Transition Back Into the Office?

With all the changes taking place as a result of the pandemic, what do you recommend organizations consider to successfully transition back to the office? Transitioning back to the office requires more than logistics and out-of-the-box video solutions. It requires quantifying employee and client needs and exploring communications options for sharing information and collaborating at […]

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Did an AI Write This Blog?

Over the past several months, ChatGPT has taken the techie world by storm. We have all seen bits on social media of “I asked ChatGPT to tell me about XYZ, And here is what it said.”  This is followed by the amazingly accurate and human responses they get. If you have not tried it yet, […]

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Logitech Reveals 1080P Brio 300 Series With Auto Light Correction and More

Logitech just unveiled its Brio 300 series, a line of UC-based USB webcams with Full-HD 1080p resolution, auto light correction and a noise-reducing mic, for more natural and productive video call experiences at an “attractive price.” The Brio 300 series (Brio 300 and Brio 305) are Full-HD 1080p webcams with high dynamic contrast, auto light […]

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We Are Doing It All Wrong!

How Can We Do Better? In this new world of “Return to Office,” we are faced with an interesting question… what exactly is RTO/what is the “New Normal” and how do we plan for the future of work in that new paradigm. In looking at the landscape, we seem to have companies firmly planting flags […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Goodyer on the Formation of WAVIT

Women in AV/IT (WAVIT) officially launched on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2022. Founded by and for women, the group’s primary purpose is to strive for gender equality in the AV/IT industries and recruit and retain women in the industry. We sat down with Jennifer Goodyer, CTS, one of the organization’s founders and sales manager at RTSales, […]

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Leon Speakers Adds New Aesthetically Pleasing ‘FrameBar’ Speaker to Accompany Samsung Frame TV

While many consumers reportedly love how Samsung’s “The Frame” looks more like an art piece than a TV, there exists a struggle for integrators to add high-end audio to the installation — especially high-end audio that also looks sleek and artistic, and not like a speaker bar or tower speakers. Leon Speakers claims to put […]

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Industry Leaders Launch Women in AV/IT

A group of powerful industry leaders have gathered to form Women in AV/IT (WAVIT), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering women in the AV and IT industries through education, representation, and inclusion. “The idea came to us a few years ago during a virtual happy hour. We were discussing how women make […]

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The Inside Scoop on Userful’s Ecosystem Partner Program

Userful recently announced its new Ecosystem Partner Program. The program is designed to strengthen the integration and interoperability between Userful and leading companies to deliver enhanced solutions for mission-critical environments. We sat down with Robert Huijsmans, chief operating officer at Userful to discuss the program’s genesis, future and more. rAVe: You recently announced the Userful […]

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PSNI Global Alliance Adds VuWall as Global Preferred Partner

PSNI Global Alliance has announced a strategic partnership for video wall management and AV distribution solutions with the addition of VuWall as its latest Global Preferred Vendor Partner (PVP). VuWall provides solutions to manage visual information on video walls and displays throughout entire facilities. Its visualization solutions are deployed in a wide range of industries […]

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Something to BRAG About

If you are old enough, some of you will remember a TV commercial from the 1980s in which an actor said, “I’m not a doctor, although I play one on TV…” I want to preface this column by saying that I am not a project manager, nor have I played one on TV. But I […]

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If You’re in Live Events, Be More Creative …

We’ve got to stop being so reactive. Stop giving them just what they want. “If you don’t tell them it exists, they certainly won’t buy it from you!” Our clients just aren’t that creative. LED Imaging ✅ Stage ✅ LED Lighting ✅ Loud ✅ As Gen Z continues to emerge as the most creative generation […]

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Brian Dusho, Co-Founder of Broadsign, Dies at 51

Brian Dusho, known in the industry as the co-founder of Broadsign — a DOOH software company — died Dec. 15, 2022. Cause of death is not specified in the obituary. Dusho began his career in digital signage when he moved to Atlanta with his family — quickly rising through the ranks with titles such as […]

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AVI-SPL Acquires Adtech Systems

AVI-SPL announced it has acquired Adtech Systems, headquartered in Massachusetts. Adtech has a 34-year history of serving customers in the New England market with a focus on “continuously optimizing communications and collaboration solutions for the modern workplace.” The companies say this acquisition strengthens AVI-SPL’s resources in the U.S. northeast region. AVI-SPL’s research shows considerable opportunity […]

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rAVe January Temperature Check: Now Closed

Welcome to the first edition of the rAVe Monthly Temp Check. Each month, we’ll be putting out a new survey on our site and our socials (keep your eyes peeled) to gauge your thoughts on the hottest ProAV topics. The survey is now closed — keep an eye out for next month’s temperature check! BONUS: […]

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Letting Go of Yesterday to Get Ready for the AV of Today

It was 1997 when AV entered my world through desktop videoconferencing. I was an ignorant twenty-nothing college student. On the invitation of a friend, I stumbled into an internship for desktop collaboration. I’ll save you the math, I’m 49 now. And in ’97, desktop collaboration technology was as immature as I was. How are people […]

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Sam Taylor of Exertis Almo Is Set to Retire This Year, Dan Smith to Replace Him

Exertis Almo announced Tuesday that its executive vice president and COO Sam Taylor is set to retire later this year. As part of this transition, Dan Smith, most recently US vice president of sales, IT and commercial large format displays at LG, has been named his successor. Smith is assuming the position of Exertis Almo […]

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ENCO Acquires Rushworks

ENCO just announced the acquisition of Rushworks, a supplier of professional production, playback, streaming and robotics for the broadcast and professional AV markets. The acquisition strengthens ENCO’s range of professional video and audio technology while adding proven products and integrated solutions that will drive expansion into new markets and applications. ENCO will retain the entire […]

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23 Things AV Manufacturers Have Planned For 2023

A new year has begun. 2023 will usher in a chance for the ProAV industry to create, innovate and grow. We spoke with 23 different manufacturers—like AtlasIED, Shure and Legrand—to see what’s on they have in store for the year ahead. Here’s what they had to say… Atlona celebrates its 20th anniversary with the launch […]

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Tis the Season

Tis the season and technology managers are seeing green. They are dreaming of purchases arriving in boxes. Red lights are everywhere! Yes, it is the holiday season, but that is not what I am referencing. In higher education, it is also budget season. The vast majority of higher education institutions have a fiscal year that […]

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Energy Costs Now a Serious Problem for ProAV Industry

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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Holiday Wishes from rAVe [TV]

On the last episode of rAVe [TV] for 2022, our pal Mark Coxon wrote an original holiday jingle for hosts Steph Beckett and Gary Kayye. Watch the video below to see the holiday wishes, which includes a shout-out to our sponsors Legrand I AV and Shure! rAVe [TV] will be back on January 4, 2023. […]

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You’ve Got the Look

Before COVID, I spent a lot of work time in the field in a lot of public places: offices, retail stores, shopping malls, parking lots. Especially parking lots. I joke that I have two offices: my home office, and the Tim Hortons parking lot on 39 Ave NE in Calgary where the Wi-Fi signal is […]

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L-Acoustics Counterfeiters Are Going to Prison!

In partnership with Chinese authorities, L-Acoustics was recently involved with tracking down five counterfeiters who were subsequently found guilty and sentenced to jail for producing and selling counterfeit L‑Acoustics loudspeakers in China. The suspects were arrested, and a batch of counterfeit signs, molds and other items was seized in Shiji Town, Guangzhou. A public hearing was […]

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Barco Reopens Experience Center With Updated Tech

Barco‘s Experience Center inside its headquarters opened over six years ago. Since then, the company has welcomed and impressed over 70,000 visitors and after the long lockdowns in 2020 and 2021 — caused by the virus that shall not be named — the company has started to welcome visitors AND employees again. All the tech […]

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