rAVe’s Guide to Educational Sessions at InfoComm 2023

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InfoComm 2023 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 at InfoComm 2023. (And if you are attending, you can use our code, “RAVE” for free entry onto the show floor.)

Enterprise IT: Project Management for AV/IT Solutions

June 13, 2023 | 1:30 p.m. EDT | W311GH | Maxwell Kopsho

Maxwell Kopsho is presenting a session about project management in the digital age, and we’re excited to hear what he has to say. The talk focuses on understanding the needs of customers who use both AV and IT, and how to manage projects that involve both. The talk will cover things like project phases, processes and how to manage the project so that both the customer and the company are happy.

In this session, you will learn how to find commonalities between AV and IT project management to help the project grow. You will also learn how to manage projects while keeping the business focus in mind. By the end of the talk, you are going to have a better understanding of how to manage any project with confidence and success.

The Future of Workspaces Is All About Experiences

Jun 13, 2023| 4 p.m. EDT | W308AB | Gary Kayye

Get ready for an incredible session with our own Gary Kayye! He’s all set to dive into the world of workplace design and integration, and this session is bound to be a sell-out. Trust us; you won’t want to miss it!

We all know that the pandemic has changed our office spaces dramatically, and as we slowly return to normal, workspaces are different than before. We have a generation of workers who embraced the flexibility of remote work, another generation feeling hesitant about returning to the office, and those who thrive in a physical work environment. AV designers and integrators have the exciting challenge of creating plans that bring everyone together again.

Although there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, a winning formula is emerging. It involves a perfect blend of cutting-edge technology, innovative design thinking and experiences that cater to co-working, remote workers and in-person workers. This session will show you how to seamlessly integrate AV solutions for the future workplace, catering to the diverse needs of today’s workforce. Be prepared to gain valuable insights into the collaborative power of AV, UCC and digital signage technologies, as well as practical action items to effectively bring people back to the workplace. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore emerging technologies like HoloPresence and unlock the potential for a dynamic and inclusive workplace experience.

Modernize your Kiosk and Digital Signage Solutions with ChromeOS by Google

June 14, 2023 | 10 a.m. EDT | W312ABC | Filipe Ho

There’s another exciting session featuring Filipe Ho from Google, where he’ll be sharing insights on modernizing your kiosks and exploring the world of digital signage solutions through ChromeOS. With its user-friendly interface, ChromeOS raises an intriguing question: can it make digital signage more accessible?

The session has to do with the importance of redefining customer and employee experiences and that traditional platforms just can’t keep up with the rising expectations. They are costly, unreliable and overly complex, leaving businesses in need of technology that simplifies the experience without the headaches. In this presentation, you’ll discover the power of cloud-based platforms that reduce maintenance requirements and enable remote management of devices, paving the way for seamless experiences and positioning you as a leader in digital transformation. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Google and unlock the potential of modernizing your digital signage.

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You’ll also learn a great deal about remote device management, empowering you to take control of your deployed devices from anywhere. As you dive into the world of digital transformation, you’ll learn practical steps to become a frontrunner in leveraging digital signage for optimal impact. Get ready to embrace the future of digital signage and take your customer and employee experiences to new heights with Google’s expertise leading the way.

Automatic Speech Recognition and Caption Delivery for Venues

June 14, 2023 | 3 p.m. EDT | W311GH | Bill Bennett

We are ready for an eye-opening session with Bill Bennett as he dives into the world of accessibility in venues! We are all well aware that captioning plays a crucial role in making video and audio content accessible, and this session will show you why it’s crucial to display them across various audiovisual devices in today’s modern world. In fact, it’s not just a matter of importance but also a legal requirement in some jurisdictions. Get ready to explore real-life business cases where embracing Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)-based captioning ecosystems can have positive commercial and professional impacts.

This presentation will demystify ASR, its significance in the audiovisual space, and the critical role of displays, systems, and infrastructure in the broader assistive captioning and transcription ecosystem. Prepare to gain insights into the expectations of content creators and discover why on-premises ASR and captioning outshine traditional remote methods. You’ll learn about the different methods of conveying captioned content throughout the audiovisual ecosystem, and gain a deeper understanding of how captions — or the lack thereof — can impact your specific position along the value chain both now and in the future.

Audio DSP Signal Chain Best Practices for Typical Speech Reinforcement Systems

June 15, 2023 | 1:30 p.m. EDT | W315AB | Rodrigo Ordóñez

Rodrigo Ordóñez will dive into the world of signal processing for speech reinforcement! We’re about to explore the best way to use a signal processing chain to make those speeches shine. He’ll reveal the “best practices” for a processing chain, covering input processing, dynamics, echo cancellation, mixing, routing, and output processing. He will also make it easy to understand, with a logical flow and engaging diagrams. You will learn how to maintain the right gain structure, optimize dynamic range, and master echo cancellation. Real-world examples will showcase the power of modern audio DSP systems. Get ready to elevate your sound to new heights!

By the end of this session, you’ll have a clear understanding of where to place processing objects within the audio signal processing chain. You’ll gain the skills to program an audio DSP system like a champ, ensuring top-notch audio quality. We’ll also uncover how echo cancellation and dynamics interact with other processing blocks in the signal chain, helping you avoid pesky issues like echo, limited headroom, and distortion. It’s time to level up your signal-processing game and make your speeches soar like never before!