Hauntingly Cool Halloween Setups

October 20, 2021

Spooky season has arrived. It’s time to bust out the pumpkins, ghouls and goblins. But how can you make your Halloween setup hauntingly cool? By using audiovisual equipment, obviously! In the spirit of spooky season, we asked #AVTweeps to share their best tips for the ultimate Halloween scenes. Here’s what they had to say… Chuck […]

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Study With Steph — Lesson 4: Hear Ye, Hear Ye

January 26, 2021

This week, it’s the subject many of you have been dreading: audio. I (very stupidly) thought this would be one of my best subjects — and I now know how much physics goes into understanding sound. I invited AVIXA’s Chuck Espinoza on with me this week to talk about sound propagation, acoustics and more — […]

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AV Power Up – InfoComm 2016: A Podcast At the Show, and In Your Ears

June 14, 2016

When you talk about immersing yourself in a tremendous endeavor as well as doing something which thoroughly drives you – you can relate first-hand if this mirrors your experiences. AV Power Up, a show which began in March 2015 with some of the AV industry’s most well-known #AVTweeps making up “The Crew” – Christa Bender, Chuck […]

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Anatomy of the Podcast – Part 2: AV Power Up (A Great Year in Review)

December 16, 2015

I pick up in Part 2 with the show that has certainly been a large part of my year in 2015, working with some of the best and most dedicated people I have ever come to know. When you talk about a team, the AV Power Up crew embodies that term – in fact so much […]

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InfoComm Connections – The Experience (Part 2)

November 17, 2015

Here is InfoComm Connections – The Experience (Part 1) if you haven’t had a chance to read it yet. Education sessions and workshops continued on Day 2: Chuck Espinoza CTS-D, CTS-I, CQT, PMP, ISF-C, Staff Instructor, InfoComm International moderator for the Project Management for Live Events workshop discusses how to utilize construction/fixed installation project management techniques in a live event […]

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The Making of: AV Power Up! – Episode 24: Women of Technology and Intrigue

September 24, 2015

It all began here: I attended the WIN Breakfast at InfoComm 2015 and afterward the Council meeting, in part because of media responsibilities with rAVe, as well as the fact that we had done a show prior to InfoComm (our Episode 6 “We’re Talking a WIN for the AV Industry” with Erin Bolton, Jane Johnson […]

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AV Power Up at InfoComm: A Great Show (Times Two)

June 24, 2015

I am writing this blog to talk about our podcast show that took place at InfoComm, which was in the end nothing short of a grand slam as we had achieved exactly what we had all been looking forward to doing – a tremendous AV Power Up! show at InfoComm 2015, which I had called […]

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Losing to Lowballers? This is Nothing New, and Neither Are the Remedies…

April 8, 2015

Note: Chuck Espinoza, CTS-D/I,CQT,ISF-C,DMC-E,EAVA is a co-contributor to this blog article (where noted). After being through the bidding and install job competition wars for over 15 years in the AV industry, I can safely say that I along with others who have written blogs and articles have some great (and frustrating) stories to tell. Many of […]

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ISE 2015: The Executive Tech Talk Show

February 18, 2015

The show is over and it looked to be a very successful venture for many of the manufacturers and solutions providers in the industry. Collaboration, digital signage, high end projection, interactive display technologies and more seemed to be the major focus and the largest draw looked to be Microsoft with their 84″ Surface Hub interactive […]

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Doing the Show: cAValry Rides Episode 7

January 16, 2015

Here it is — Episode 7 of The cAValry Rides Show: Hijacked! Women, AV, Pirates – Don’t Touch That Dial! After 6 episodes of a show that began in late November 2014, we believe that each show builds bigger and our guests have all been terrific. Each show has been unique in its format and even […]

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Check Out the cAValry and Help Them Ride to ISE

December 19, 2014

rAVe has been covering Integrated Systems Europe – the world’s largest AV trade show – with our unique LIVE coverage system since 2011. While not every dealer, consultant or end user can afford to send someone to Amsterdam to see the latest and greatest AV gear every February — they can go to rAVe’s ISE […]

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cAValry Rides and ISE 2015 – The Show Must Go On

December 15, 2014

After completing four episodes of The cAValry Rides! Show on rAVe RADIO, we have received accolades from many — in fact our show has been called everything from Drive Time to Morning Zoo. Our guests Tweet out after every show recording in excitement telling about their show experiences. For our latest Episode 4: Rabbits, Potholes […]

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