When are We Going to Start to Pay More Attention to Nvidia? Probably Now.

October 15, 2020

This month, Nvidia announces an open beta for Omniverse, a 3D simulation and collaboration platform — and Maxine, a cloud-native streaming video AI platform. It’s now a phygital world — and as the physical and digital worlds fuse to simulate reality in real time and with pixel perfect detail, the company that AV should pay […]

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World’s Largest Digital Camera Snaps 3200-Megapixel Images

September 15, 2020

By Bob Snyder It’s an image so large it would take 378 4K ultra-high-definition TV screens to display. The resolution is so high you could see the dimples’ texture on a golf ball even if it was 24 kilometers away. This month, a lab at Stanford University, operating on behalf of the U.S. Department of […]

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Smart Building Conference at ISE to Show How Technology Makes Buildings Smarter and Better

January 18, 2019

The Smart Building Conference (SBC) at ISE 2019 will take place the day before Integrated Systems Europe 2019 opens its doors at 9:00 on February 4th at the RAI Amsterdam. SBC is a one-day, twin track event that explores the latest technologies, business strategies, market research and workflow case studies through presentations from the world’s […]

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rAVe Europe’s Bob Snyder to Host M2D Networking Event

February 6, 2017

ISE 2017 is hosting an event specifically designed to link manufacturers searching for new distributors and vice versa. The M2D Networking Event, sponsored by Avenview, will take place at the Café Amsterdam from 15:00 (Hall 14) on the final day of the show. New for this year is the appointment of Bob Snyder as meeting […]

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Screening Room: Cinema Savior– or Digital Death Star?

June 2, 2016

By Bob Snyder rAVe Europe Napster, Facebook, Plaxo, Spotify… what they all have in common is founder or investor Sean Parker. Sean Parker is the archangel Gabriel of digital disruption, a billionaire entrepreneur whose very presence heralds the apocalypse of traditional business. He is as welcome in any industry as Carl Icahn is on any […]

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Joel Rollins’ Afternoon Observations of Day Three of ISE 2016

February 11, 2016

This afternoon, Annabelle and I had the opportunity (a rare one) to stop Amanda Beckner, vice president of learning at InfoComm, to talk about the direction being taken by InfoComm’s education department. Amanda is a person of rare energy and enthusiasm. I have at times in the past been critical of InfoComm’s educational department and […]

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rAVe Europe Editor to Lead Smart Building Conference Again at ISE

February 4, 2015

The Smart Building Conference, taking place on the eve of Integrated Systems Europe, is bringing together its strongest ever group of over 20 expert speakers and panelists for the full-day conference being held at the Amsterdam RAI. Registration is still open but seats are selling out quickly so we urge you to register today to […]

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Ten Years: Pro AV Integrators in a Networked World

December 29, 2014

By Bob Snyder Editor, rAVe Europe Editor’s Note: This story was taken from our European publication (rAVe Europe) from last week’s issue. Wow, it doesn’t seem long ago but rAVe EUROPE is finishing 10 years of publishing with its original tagline still in place: pro AV integrators in a networked world. Ten years on and […]

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Smart Building Conference Adds Four New Events

October 8, 2014

The Smart Building Conference — a joint venture of InfoComm International and CEDIA — will expand significantly in the coming months with the staging of four events addressing some of Europe’s most energetic markets for audiovisual technology and systems integration. Conference organizer Integrated Systems Events, the company responsible for the globally acclaimed ISE trade show, […]

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A Review of the 2014 Smart Building Conference

February 3, 2014

By Samantha Halle rAVe Staffer The Smart Building Conference was created with one clear goal: to promote the ways in which the AV industry can make intelligent contributions to innovations building design. Before delegates split into the parallel tracks of commercial or residential application, the Smart Building Conference @ ISE 2014 kicked the day off […]

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Smart Building Conference 2013 Draws Sellout London Crowd

October 25, 2013

More than 140 delegates packed into London’s Dexter House last week to attend the Smart Building Conference 2013 — a joint venture of InfoComm International and CEDIA. Attendees were treated to insights from some 20 speakers, with separate tracks dedicated to the commercial and residential building markets book-ended by plenary sessions open and relevant to all. In the […]

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Smart Building Conference to Take Place in London in October

July 31, 2013

Integrated Systems Events announced recently that its Smart Building Conference will come to London on Tues., Oct. 15. A joint venture of the company’s not-for-profit association owners, CEDIA and InfoComm, the conference was held for the first time in Amsterdam in January of this year (during ISE 2013), where it drew a sell-out attendance of […]

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Christie Shows World’s First 72,000-Lumen Laser Projection

November 7, 2012

By Bob Snyder The last record for lumens in laser projection was Christie’s own 63,000-lumen record, set at IBC Show in September. Now Christie raises the bar again for achieving the world’s brightest laser projection. In Beijing, Christie did a demo of its prototype laser projector: the world’s first 72,000-lumen laser projection. Short movie clips of […]

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rAVe Europe Editor Bob Snyder Delivers InfoComm MEA Seminar: I Will Survive IT in 2015

October 12, 2012

As part of the InfoComm University Seminars, rAVe Europe’s Bob Snyder will present the seminar “I Will Survive IT in 2015.” How will the AV/IT systems integration world look in 2015? If you think the commercial road ahead will be straight, it won’t be. Technology shifts are now carving out the big curves ahead. You […]

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Samsung May Yet Win After $1 Billion Patent Case Loss

August 27, 2012

A U.S. federal jury in San Jose awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages from Samsung for infringing on six patents. In a patent case that may alter the high tech landscape, the jury decided Apple’s patents are valid. The jury believed Apple did not violate any of Samsung’s patents. They also concluded Samsung willfully violated […]

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The Future of the Classroom

June 8, 2010

George Kembel, cofounder and executive director of Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, says publicly, “Our education system is not broken, but it is becoming obsolete. We’re still running an educational model developed for the industrial revolution, designed to prepare workers for factory jobs.” He may be right. Today’s classrooms feature professors or teachers […]

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Different Shades of Green

March 19, 2010

By Bob Snyder Editor, rAVe Europe It’s time to expose Green for what it is. Like in real life, “green” comes in many shades. You’ve probably noticed these days how your hotel plays a Green card to trump its guests. A placard placed strategically in your hotel bathroom might read: “We join the hotels of the world that want to […]

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What You Need to Know About the Changing IT Landscape

April 8, 2009

Bob Snyder Editor, rAVe Europe In a global recession, what do the cash rich companies do? They go shopping! IT companies are looking for acquisitions, as organic growth is difficult given the poor economy. And valuations are very cheap now. That’s why IBM ($13 billion in cash) is buying Sun for $6.5 Billion. IBM wants […]

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