A Review of SurgeX SEQ Power Bank and Envision PCS Remote Diagnostic Unit


Serendipity strikes at opportune times. A couple of months back the eleven year old power conditioner connected to the system in my media room died. Shortly after I had blogged at rAVe about the troubleshooting exercise I treated it as, sharing with readers the apathy of the vendor’s help desk towards such an old product, […]

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Crestron Mourns Loss of Company Founder and Industry Icon George Feldstein


Today, Crestron founder George Feldstein passed away at the age of 73 after a battle with brain cancer. By the time he was featured in Forbes magazine as a “Made-In-America” success story, everyone in the AV industry already knew who George Feldstein was. Even the word “icon” to describe George Feldstein doesn’t go far enough […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up Oct 24 | NSCA Announces BLC Speakers, 5 Dumb AV Products, the Disruptive Forces Series and More


Happy FriYAY! Here are the top stories you have have missed from this week. Corey Moss continues the Disruptive Forces series and features Zoom’s Eric Yuan, we tell you about 5 of the dumbest products on the AV market, InFocus introduces three low-cost 1080p projectors and more. NSCA Announces Speakers for 2015 BLC Disruptive Forces: […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up 10.17.14 | ISE 2015 Registration, AV/IT Convergence, Social Media & Customer Service and more!


Miss anything last week? Here are the six stories we think you shouldn’t miss. Catch up on each story below for last week’s top headlines. Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak – Mark Loney, StarLeaf Android Signage Goes Dual Screen With VIA ALTA DS 2 Registration Opens for Integrated Systems Europe AV Buddy Pro: An In […]

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PreSonus Adds Dante Networking to StudioLive AI Loudspeakers


PreSonus has introduced the SL-Dante-SPK, an optional input card that adds Dante networking to the company’s StudioLive AI-series Active Integration loudspeakers, making StudioLive AI-series the first Dante-enabled active loudspeakers on the market. The SL-Dante-SPK card houses one network port for Dante audio networking and remote control via the free SL Room Control application for StudioLive […]

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AV Buddy Pro: An In Depth Review


How many of you are still walking into your site surveys with a bag full of tools? You have your light meter, your SPL meter and, most importantly, your clipboard. Just please tell me that you don’t have a pocket protector. While all those tools served us very well in the past, and have their […]

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Social Media and Customer Service


A digital software company that focuses on building platforms for customer service knows a thing or two about what happens when customers are unhappy with customer service. Zendesk released a study in 2013 of 1,000 customers in the U.S. to understand consumer habits and complaints, and a few of the findings are especially noteworthy for […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | October 10


Here’s what you missed this week. Each week we wrap-up the top stories we think deserve a second look. Blogger Mark Coxon tackles 4K with the NFL’s RedZone, Corey Moss writes a blog featuring Christie Digital’s Powerwall, we tell you why design is so important in digital signage and more! If you think we missed […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | Oct. 3, 2014


Happy Friday AVTweeps! Here is this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up featuring Almo’s latest service for integrators, Barco’s new projector line launch, a blog post as to why grammar still matter, Extron’s entrance into the wireless presentation market and more. If you think we missed anything, please let us know!   Post by rAVe.

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Extron Enters Wireless Presentation/Collaboration Market with ShareLink 200


If you’re using or spec’ing the Barco ClickShare or the Crestron AirMedia, you’re going to really like Extron’s ShareLink 200. Extron’s entry into the wireless presentation market is both a quad-screen (like most of the other systems), network-based presentation system AND a stand-alone wireless access point. Like most of the other systems out there, ShareLink […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | September 26, 2014


Every Friday we give you a second look at some of the top stories from the week. This week we are featuring a post from Gary Kayye where he asks the question, “Will Google or Amazon buy CEDIA?” In addition, Almo Professional A/V has added three new manufacturer partners, Comprehensive Cable, TASCAM and Tightrope Media […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | September 15, 2014


It’s Friday, so that means it is time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. This week we are featuring a couple blog post, the latest AV People column, Barco is launching its new multi-screen theatrical format and more! Gary Kayye writes about business traveling for the recent grad and Corey Moss writes about Google Glass. Enjoy and […]

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Epson Unveils 3LCD Reflective Laser Pro Cinema Projectors


Epson today announced a line of new Pro Cinema projectors with 3LCD Reflective laser technology. It includes the PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector and the Pro Cinema LS9600e Wireless 1080p Projector – both with 1,500 lumens of color brightness and 1,500 lumens of white brightness. These groundbreaking projectors (these are the first home […]

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Crestron Launches Totally New Control System for the Home Called Pyng


Crestron today unveiled Crestron Pyng, an app-based control system. As we all know, so far, all home automation apps have been add-ons to control systems that are programmed using computers. Setting up a new home is streamlined by pairing Crestron Pyng accessories with the app. Accessories include Crestron wireless lighting controls, shading solutions, thermostats, and […]

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High Hopes for CEDIA 2014


On a random side-note, has anybody really read Frank Sinatra’s lyrics to “High Hopes”? They are weird. For instance — a ram trying to destroy a hydroelectric plant? I’m coming to CEDIA this year with an open mind — and like many attendees, I really want to be blown away with a clear winning product or […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Sept. 5, 2014


Happy Monday! To start your week off, here is last week’s Weekly Wrap-Up in case you missed the top stories from this past week. We are featuring a couple blog posts from our bloggers including: Christopher Jaynes and Jon Melchin, Extron has finally entered the wireless video transmission market and the CEDIA Expo is right […]

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Techno-Inversion: What It Means for Companies When Consumer Technology Comes First


I’m sitting in a midtown hotel lobby in New York surrounded by what I call a technology inversion. What’s that? Well, in general, the evolution of technology follows fairly predictable patterns. Large problems are given attention by large institutions (governments, academic communities, corporate research labs) and their solutions are then productized. These products are then […]

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COBie: The New Face of Building Information Exchange


The construction industry has fully adopted virtual design. Driven by a combination of government policy and strategies for more efficient, cost effective design practice, building information modeling (BIM) has become widely accepted as a transformation of analog text and 2D graphics, to 3D, digital electronic imagery and information. BIM as a design software tool is […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | August 22, 2014


It’s Friday and time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Here are some of the top stories we think deserve a second look from this week. Joel Rollins’ latest Crew Call column about opportunities to change the way large meetings work, blogger Lee Distad writes about how to talk to customers effectively, Sara Abrons published a blog […]

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