rAVe [TV] Episode 87 — Announcing the Best of DSE 2022 Awards and Special Guest Tom LeBlanc

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Gary got me in trouble last week during our Thanksgiving episode, during which he exposed the fact that I had not yet seen the newest “Top Gun” movie. So I watched it! We talked about how typical commercially successful films never get Oscar nods — I don’t expect “Barbarian” to get any nods either but […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 84 — Prepping for DSE 2022, Special Guest Brad Gleeson and Remembering Blockbuster

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Gary and I squeeze in another episode of rAVe [TV] before hopping on a plane to attend DSE 2022! Don’t forget — you can scoop your last-minute free registration by visiting digitalsignageexperience.com and using the code “RAVEGIFT.” Brad Gleeson, executive producer of DSE, joined us on this episode to talk about what to expect at […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 83 — Zoomtopia Recap, Legrand AV’s Partner Pregame and Multiple Special Guests!

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Welcome back to rAVe [TV], where we talk all things #ProAV, including news, trends, trade shows and more every Wednesday at 12 p.m. EST. While I am joining from the airport after Zoomtopia, Gary and I have an exciting episode with loads of information and a few special guests! Michelle Montazeri will be joining us, […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 82 — Prepping for Zoomtopia, Solutionz Inc. Acquires Spinitar and Special Guest Paul Konikowski

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In today’s episode of rAVe [TV], we discuss how Gary Kayye just got back from meeting with Snap One in Charlotte, North Carolina (for an exciting project, I might add!). Just as he’s returning, I’m gearing up for my very first Zoomtopia in San Jose, California! We talk a fair amount about cybersecurity in this […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 81 — Extron’s Andrew Edwards Moves to Chairman of the Board, Why You Should Register for LAVNCH WEEK 6 and Special Guest Megan A. Dutta

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Gary and I are busy this week! In case you all didn’t know, it’s LAVNCH WEEK 6! This Wednesday was ProAV Day, and Digital Signage Day is Thursday. We’ve been working hard to put on the best content possible for you guys and we hope you’ll check it out! Gary and I also talk about […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 80 — NC State Fair Chronicles, Rob Abbott of Nureva Introduces HDL410 and a Pit Stop at the Legrand AV Roadshow

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On today’s rAVe [TV] episode, Gary and I talk about our respective N.C. State Fair experiences. One thing we’ve learned: Never go on a Saturday night. Also, Rob Abbott, VP of products at Nureva, joined to talk all about the company’s latest and greatest product, the HDL410. Also, I got to check out the Raleigh […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 77.2 – Day 2 LIVE at CEDIA Expo 22

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Gary and I come back at you LIVE from Day Two of CEDIA Expo 2022. On this episode, we feature guests such as Mike Bennett from Samsung, Andy Orozco from Nationwide Marketing Group, Wendy Griffiths from CEDIA Association and Steve Seminario from Planar. Also, as promised, I give you a little tour of another section […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 76 – Exertis Almo’s E4 in D.C., Leaving for CEDIA Expo 2022 and Study With Steph Season 2!

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Gary and I squeezed in a quick episode of rAVe [TV] before we both hop on planes to Dallas to attend CEDIA Expo 2022! Before we leave, Gary tells me all about his experience at Exertis Almo’s most recent E4 Experience in D.C. (don’t worry — there’s another coming up in Boston in October if […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 75 – Getting Ready for CEDIA Expo 2022, Special Guests Hank Alexander and Paul Harris and Steph’s 10-Year High School Reunion

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I attended my 10-year high school reunion over the weekend, and I recount that experience on today’s episode of rAVe [TV]. Since Gary and I are from the same small town in North Carolina, we talk about what it’s like every time we go back. In other news, CEDIA Expo 2022 begins next week, so […]

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rAVe [TV] – Episode 74: Steph and Gary Review “Barbarian,” an Epson Tour and Special Guests Carter Music and Brad Hintze

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On today’s episode of rAVe [TV], Gary and I chat about a movie they both happened to see over the weekend, “Barbarian.” While I think it’s the best horror movie I’ve seen on the silver screen in years, Gary just thought it was weird. Also earlier this week, Gary toured Epson’s U.S. headquarters in Long […]

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rAVe [TV] — Episode 73: Gary (Still) Loves a State Fair, a Busy Month of LAVNCH Events and Announcing New Sponsor AVer Pro AV!

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  Gary Kayye recounts his first state fair visit of the year on our latest episode of rAVe [TV]. From cheese curds to pickle pizza(?), he tells us all what his favorite parts were. Also, fun news: AVer Pro AV joins Shure and Legrand AV as our newest rAVe [TV] sponsor! So watch this episode […]

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rAVe [TV] — Episode 73: Gary (Still) Loves a State Fair, a Busy Month of LAVNCH Events and Announcing New Sponsor AVer Pro AV!

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  Gary Kayye recounts his first state fair visit of the year on our latest episode of rAVe [TV]. From cheese curds to pickle pizza(?), he tells us all what his favorite parts were. Also, fun news: AVer Pro AV joins Shure and Legrand AV as our newest rAVe [TV] sponsor! So watch this episode […]

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rAVe [TV] — Episode 72: Gary Loves a State Fair, What’s Happening With Tripp Lite and Special Guests John Henkel, Chris Lyons and Ann Ewoldt

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Gary Kayye reveals his deep love for a state fair on our latest episode of rAVe [TV]. He paused mid-packing for a trip to Minneapolis (to attend the Minnesota State Fair with Sony’s Rich Ventura) to discuss the latest AV news. On this episode, we discuss a new partnership between Netgear and Shure — and […]

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rAVe [TV] — Episode 71: Steph Visits DMF Lighting, Special Guest Lee Distad and Our Opinions on MoviePass’ Return

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School is back in session and Gary Kayye is quite busy! He takes time out of his back-to-school schedule to hop on this week and discuss the latest news in AV. First thing’s first though: Did you hear that MoviePass is making a return? The waitlist opens tomorrow, and I will be joining because in […]

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rAVe [TV] — Episode 68: ‘Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience,’ Announcing LAVNCH WEEK 6 and Special Guest Scott Tiner

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Due to Gary Kayye being stuck in a meeting (oh, the joys of owning a company), I hosted this week’s episode all by my lonesome. Just kidding, Scott Tiner joined me to catch up and chat about our favorite TV shows but also to talk about his recent article on identifying a customer’s needs. Check […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 Day 3 — Wrapping Up the Week

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Welcome back for Day Three of rePLAY, where we talk about all things InfoComm 2022! Our hosts, Managing Editor Steph Beckett and Marketing Director Emily Dean, are back again for one more day, joined by AV professionals and guests to discuss their perspectives on InfoComm 2022. Some Favorite Products of the Day A big trend […]

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rePLAY InfoComm 2022 — Day 2

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Our hosts are back! Today, Director of Marketing Emily Dean joins Managing Editor Steph Beckett for another day of rePLAY InfoComm 2022. They met with AV professionals and guests to discuss their perspectives on the show. A Few Favorite Products “I was honestly impressed with all the UCC solutions in general. Plus, I’m a big […]

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Announcing the 2022 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

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We are excited to announce the winners of our 11th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different from ANY other industry awards. First of all, the votes and nominations come from the AV community — we don’t believe in pay for play. We believe in winning because of a good old-fashioned popular vote — […]

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