DSE Postponed Until November 2022

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Questex announced Wednesday that the Digital Signage Experience will move to November 2022 and will be co-located at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) with Live Design International (LDI) and XLIVE — two large Questex events focused on the entertainment design and technology industry as well as live event experiences. “In discussions with our advisory […]

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Announcing: LAVNCH WEEK 5

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It’s back and better than ever, AVtweeps — it’s LAVNCH WEEK 5! The AV industry’s flagship virtual event, LAVNCH WEEK, will return March 1-3, 2022, and this time, we’re bringing together leading AV, digital signage, UCC and emerging technology leaders and manufacturers for a networking and educational event like no other.  Emphasizing peer-to-peer discussions, leading education […]

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Say HaLow: There’s A Tougher Wi-Fi with Less Power, More Range

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Wi-Fi has been the dread of most professional installers who would usually rather lose a finger than predicate any of their solutions on wireless. If Wi-Fi 6 from CES 2022 doesn’t convince the wire-pullers, then Wi-Fi Alliance has another runner to put in the race. Kiss weak Wi-Fi goodbye and say hello to HaLow from […]

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ISE Show Postponed to May 2022

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Due to the rise of COVID-19 and variant cases, and in an effort to promote safety amongst all attendees, Integrated Systems Europe announced ISE, scheduled for Feb. 1-4, 2022, has been postponed and is now rescheduled for May 10-13, 2022. The exhibition will remain in Barcelona and take place at the FIRA Barcelona, Gran Vía. […]

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Projection Mapping Is Now a $3B Segment of Digital Signage — But Its Future Is Advertising

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When we think of digital signage, we think drive-thru menu boards, retail store signage and even wayfinding on a college campus. But, the coolest part of the signage market (and the segment that the advertising industry is accelerating) is what’s commonly referred to by techies as Projection Mapping. Of course, everyone reading this would immediately […]

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Learn the Latest Digital Signage Content Trends in the Next DS LAVNCHandLEARN

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Something we know in the AV industry is that content has and always will be king when it comes to digital signage. Whether it’s showing critical information like COVID-19 policies or designs that “wow” customers, there’s no doubt that content is the key to digital signage success. In this upcoming DS LAVNCHandLEARN, we’ll discuss this […]

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THE rAVe Agency and HB Live Inc. Partner to Create LAVNCH HYBRID

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THE rAVe Agency and HB Live Inc., a full-service event production company, have partnered to create LAVNCH HYBRID, an on-site and remote event production resource. LAVNCH combines virtual events, press conferences, shows, meetings, webinars and a publication to grab the audience’s attention — both in person and virtually. THE rAVe Agency unveiled LAVNCH nearly two […]

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Log4j Could Drive New Business for AV

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In late December, a flaw in software that is ubiquitous around the world was reported, and it sent cybersecurity pros into a frenzy and turned the hairs of technology pros gray. There are countless articles about this vulnerability, so I am not going to go deep into the technology of what occurs. Here is what […]

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Girl Boss Into the New Year With a LAVNCH & LEARN On Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

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We’ve all faced times where we feel underqualified and incapable of a task or job presented to us, and that certainly doesn’t stop when we get to the workplace. If you find yourself thinking, “I’m not technical enough for this,” we have a news flash for you: you are! In the upcoming Girl Boss LAVNCH […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1082: Here’s the First Video Interview With the Leadership of Exertis and Almo

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rAVe’s own Gary Kayye was the first reporter to have a chance to record a video interview with Exertis International’s managing director, Clive Fitzharris, and Almo Corporation’s president and CEO, Warren Chaiken less than 24 hours after the bombshell announcement of Exertis’ acquisition of Almo. This is a candid look into how it happened and what’s next — including organizational details and […]

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Exertis Acquires Almo Corporation in DCC plc’s Biggest-Ever Transaction

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DCC Technology, which trades as Exertis and is a technology distribution and services business, has announced its acquisition of Almo Corporation in North America. The acquisition is the biggest yet in the history of parent company DCC plc. The addition of Almo Corporation builds on other Exertis acquisitions in North America such as Stampede, Jam […]

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AVI-SPL Announces Agreement To Acquire SKC Communications

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AVI-SPL announced a formal agreement to acquire SKC Communications, a Kansas City-based collaboration technology company, bringing together two companies focused on UCC. SKC’s expertise in cloud voice services and unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) adds to AVI-SPL’s solutions portfolio that enables hybrid work strategies. SKC will bring voice communication solutions such as IP telephony and headsets to […]

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Are You Offering Work Havens?

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There’s a ton of chatter about Work from Home (WFH), Work From Anywhere (WFA) and Hybrid/Remote work environments these days. The emphasis on remote work is not misplaced, and companies are grappling with their go-forward strategies in these areas. Many integrators put together little guides for WFH products that include better webcams, microphones and ring […]

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E4 Evolution — Hybrid, Holographic and Hopeful

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What is E4 Evolution? Welcome to E4 Evolution, the AV industry’s first true hybrid event! E4 Evolution is the hybrid form of AlmoPro A/V’s E4 Experience in Dallas. Truly hybrid, the event offered tour guides, hosts and curated content intended and optimized for the virtual viewer. The fun part? Virtual attendees were able to ask […]

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Don’t Miss It: Join Us for a Girl Boss LAVNCH & LEARN About Effective Workplace Communication

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Communication styles can vary wildly from person to person and from gender to gender, which is why workplace communication has always been such a hot topic. In the upcoming Girl Boss LAVNCH & LEARN, “I’m Not Sorry: Effective Communication in the Workplace,” a panel of experts will review topics like how to stop saying you’re sorry […]

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Learning From the Exercise Industry

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After all the guessing, prognostication and assumptions, it actually happened. InfoComm 2021 took place in Orlando the last week in October. What surprised me most during the event was the social media banter that went back and forth between the “should” and “should not” crowds. That is those who thought that AVIXA “should have” InfoComm […]

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Protecting the Supply Chain to Serve Integrators and End Users

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By Bryce Dunn Audinate Supply chains — once solely the domain of product managers and procurement specialists — are now being discussed in the evening news as disruptions impact the availability of a wide range of consumer and commercial goods. Semiconductors, in particular, have been affected by a significant uptick in demand that has not […]

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The Blue LED Problem: How a Difficult Solid State Physics Obstacle Delayed LED Technology by Decades

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The first LED was invented, or actually, accidentally discovered, in the fall of 1961 by engineers working at Texas Instruments. James R. Biard and Gary E. Pittman were working together on a project for the U.S. Airforce to build “low noise parametric amplifiers for X-band radar receivers,” and discovered that IR light was being emitted […]

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My First InfoComm

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Each year, thousands of AV professionals gather together for InfoComm in either Las Vegas or Orlando. The show can feel like a giant reunion for your AV family, with networking events galore, new products to explore and classes to attend. #AVtweeps will proudly tell you how many years they’ve attended the show. But what about […]

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Building New Recurring Revenue Streams in the Cloud with Xyte

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On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Gary Kayye will be joined by Xyte CEO Omer Brookstein for a compelling discussion on AV and cloud convergence; they will also discuss the concept of Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS). During the live, interactive LAVNCH & LEARN, attendees will learn what a true HaaS model means and the toolsets required to achieve them. […]

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rePLAY: Featuring My Must-See Products From InfoComm 2021

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It has been 18 long months since we last met in person for an InfoComm show. It’s no secret that rAVe takes hundreds of product videos at every trade show; it’s one of the things we’re known for! We were so excited to head to Orlando for this year’s InfoComm 2021 and see all the new tech […]

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Jury Rules in Favor of ClearOne in Shure Patent Trial

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In a press release published Thursday, ClearOne announced that a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware returned a verdict of no infringement by ClearOne’s Ceiling Tile Beamforming Mic Array product line on Shure Incorporated’s U.S. Patent No. D865,723 (the “’723 patent”). The jury also declared the “’723 patent” to be invalid. […]

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CEDIA Hires Amanda Beckner as Vice President of Education and Training

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CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, announced that it has hired Amanda Beckner, CTS, as vice president of education and training. Beckner has over two decades of experience in association management, learning program development, and the audiovisual industry. As vice president of learning at AVIXA, she led the digital transformation of […]

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