Kinly Hosts Exclusive InfoComm 2024 Event at The Sphere

Last night, Kinly hosted an exclusive event for its customers during InfoComm 2024. AV professionals joined the integration firm and its partners Cisco, Crestron, Sharp and Legrand AV for a night of networking and entertainment at The Sphere in Las Vegas. “We’ve been tremendously excited for InfoComm 2024. It is THE forum to get hands-on […]

Kinly Hosts Exclusive InfoComm 2024 Event at The Sphere

Sennheiser and Q-SYS Solution Achieves Certification for Use With Cisco Collaboration Devices

Sennheiser announced that its combined solution with Q-SYS, a cloud-manageable audio, video, and control (AV&C) Platform, has achieved certification for use with Cisco’s Collaboration Devices. ​This certification represents “the integration of Cisco’s Collaboration Devices with Sennheiser’s TCC 2 and the Q-SYS Core Nano processor, delivering audio connectivity and control features for contemporary meeting and learning […]

Sennheiser and Q-SYS Solution Achieves Certification for Use With Cisco Collaboration Devices

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

Welcome to my 24th annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! It’s been an honor to have written this for 24 straight years and even more of an honor for it to have so many thousands of readers annually — it’s almost always our most-read article of the year on rAVe [PUBS]. So, if you’re reading this right […]

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

Congratulations to the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of ISE Awards

What a show! I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every single booth at ISE 2024 earlier this month to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. We amassed a cache of more than 2,100 videos, and we posted them all on our (beautiful) ISE microsite, which also includes photos, […]

Congratulations to the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of ISE Awards

rAVe [TV] LIVE Episode 148.1 — ISE 2024 Day 1

On today’s episode of rAVe [TV], Gary and I talk about a few of our favorite products on the show floor, including ones from Barco, DTEN, Samsung and more. We also feature Frederick Loucks from Domotz as our guest to talk a little bit about remote management. Finally, Gary rounds out the episode with a […]

rAVe [TV] LIVE Episode 148.1 — ISE 2024 Day 1

Cisco Is Back in UCC Market with Aggressive Partnership with Samsung Using Its 5K 21:9 Monitors

Cisco and Samsung Electronics announced new meeting room solutions aimed at the UCC market. The solutions feature Front Row — an inclusive content layout for Microsoft Teams Rooms, with either Samsung’s newly unveiled 105” Smart Signage (model name: QPD-5K) with a 21:9 aspect ratio and 5K resolution or Samsung 4K Smart Signage screens. The combination […]

Cisco Is Back in UCC Market with Aggressive Partnership with Samsung Using Its 5K 21:9 Monitors

Cisco and Bang & Olufsen Collab Creates Pro-Grade UCC Earbuds

Cisco and Bang & Olufsen unveiled new wireless earbuds built with enterprise-grade features customized for professionals using UC applications frequently. The Bang & Olufsen Cisco 950 Earbuds address increased customer expectations for multifunctional devices that fit their lifestyles in and out of work. The earbuds are “fully manageable in Cisco’s Control Hub platform, giving IT […]

Cisco and Bang & Olufsen Collab Creates Pro-Grade UCC Earbuds

AVI-SPL Wins Cisco Webex Reimagine Workspaces Partner of the Year Award

AVI-SPL announced it won the Cisco Webex Reimagine Workspaces Partner of the Year (Americas) award for 2023. The award recognizes the solutions provider that has had the most success selling and implementing Cisco Video Devices to help customers. AVI-SPL says it has been a leading Cisco solutions provider for more than a decade and continues […]

AVI-SPL Wins Cisco Webex Reimagine Workspaces Partner of the Year Award

22Miles, Cisco Partner to Integrate Webex

22Miles today announces its native content management system (CMS) integration with Webex by Cisco, targeting the UCC market. Now available on the Webex App Hub, this updated integration allows Webex users to unify content and functionality across digital signage, collaboration tools, room scheduling and other necessary resources to support the modern hybrid work environment. The 22Miles CMS […]

22Miles, Cisco Partner to Integrate Webex

Microsoft and Cisco Announce InfoComm 2023 Session on the Hybrid Workplace

Microsoft and Cisco will join InfoComm 2023 to discuss advancing the hybrid workplace through the latest collaboration technology. This session adds to the wide-ranging program focused on conferencing and collaboration at InfoComm, which includes more than 40 education sessions, leading solution providers across the trade show floor featuring expert-led tours, and much more. On Wednesday, […]

Microsoft and Cisco Announce InfoComm 2023 Session on the Hybrid Workplace

Microsoft Teams Adds New Security, Compatibility with Cisco, Embeds New Features and Debuts Partner Solutions

Through collaboration with its partners, Microsoft is using the new version of Teams Rooms to lighten the load for IT teams who have to manage numerous BYOD (bring your own device) rooms. As promised, native Microsoft Teams Rooms experiences are now available on Cisco’s video technology — a portfolio of Teams-certified devices by Cisco covering all workspaces. Cisco […]

Microsoft Teams Adds New Security, Compatibility with Cisco, Embeds New Features and Debuts Partner Solutions

Northrim Bank Implements Lightware’s MMX Series

Northrim Bank (NASDAQ: NRIM) is the only publicly-traded, publicly-held company based in Alaska. Founded in 1990, Northrim has matured from a small community bank with 21 employees, one branch and $8 million in assets to an engaged community leader with over 450 employees, $2.5 billion in assets, branches from Nome to Ketchikan and mortgage lending […]

Northrim Bank Implements Lightware’s MMX Series

Lightware Expands Integrations Partner Initiative; Adds ADI Icron, Utelogy, Xyte

Lightware Visual Engineering announced the expansion of the company’s Integrations Partnership initiative with key global industry players. Complementing the announced relationship with Cisco last year, a rapidly growing list of integration partners is headed by ADI Icron, Utelogy Corporation and Xyte. The program, made possible through Lightware’s Open API capabilities, “unlocks unprecedented creative opportunities for […]

Lightware Expands Integrations Partner Initiative; Adds ADI Icron, Utelogy, Xyte

Lightware Visual Engineering Enters SolutionsPlus Partnership With Cisco

Lightware Visual Engineering’s journey towards a SolutionsPlus partnership with Cisco started back in 2018 and has recently gained “a powerful momentum with the development of hybrid collaboration across the AV industry.” The companies say this partnership offers industry solutions for hybrid collaborative environments and encourages partners and customers across the world to contribute to their […]

Lightware Visual Engineering Enters SolutionsPlus Partnership With Cisco

Sony Receives Crestron and Cisco Certification for BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays

Sony has enhanced its interoperability and integrations with third party alliance partners, by receiving certification from Crestron and Cisco for its BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays. Crestron has developed a global certification program, Crestron Connected, that is turn-key at the engineering level, allowing certified manufacturing partners to natively connect, communicate, and monitor from one central location. With previous certification for […]

Sony Receives Crestron and Cisco Certification for BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays

AVI-SPL Enters Experiential Advertising Market With New XTG Team

AVI-SPL announced the debut of XTG (Experience Technology Group), a new business unit specializing in experiential technology design, integration, installation and support. The unit will work in partnership with an ecosystem of architects, experience designers, brand agencies, fabricators, consultants and technology vendors. We here at rAVe think this is an excellent move in the right direction for […]

AVI-SPL Enters Experiential Advertising Market With New XTG Team

Lightware Named a Cisco Solutions Plus Partner

Lightware Visual Engineering announced a partnership with Cisco and has become a Cisco Solutions Plus partner. Lightware will expand, extend and control Cisco Webex Room devices with a preconfigured appliance. With Lightware, users can expand the number of inputs and outputs of a system, extend the connectivity over longer distances and natively control the entire […]

Lightware Named a Cisco Solutions Plus Partner

Mike Blackman Talks Digital and In-Person ISE 2021 With Gordon Dutch

After a successful ISE London 2021, Gordon Dutch, CEO of Re-Sauce Sales & Business Consultancy, sat down (virtually) with Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Events to discuss the event. Representing rAVe [PUBS], Gordon successfully snagged the first interview after ISE 2021 with Mike to discuss all the virtual and in-person show details. ISE […]

Mike Blackman Talks Digital and In-Person ISE 2021 With Gordon Dutch

QSC Adds Q-SYS Control Plugins for Cisco and Barco ClickShare

QSC today announced the availability of two new Q-SYS Control plugins, enabling integration and a consistent user experience for the Cisco conferencing and collaboration endpoints and the Barco ClickShare Conference family of devices within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Both plugins are available through the Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software. The Cisco In-Room plugin enables […]

QSC Adds Q-SYS Control Plugins for Cisco and Barco ClickShare

A Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s Collaboration Session

What better LAVNCH EMEA session to recap on UCC Collaborative Day than the one titled “Collaboration Session?” I’m not being facetious; I was really excited to hear what this one had in store. And I was excited for the familiar faces in it: Jane Hammersley of Collabtech, Lieven Bertier of Barco, Nia Celestin of DTEN, […]

A Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s Collaboration Session

Cisco, Microsoft Teams and Zoom Will Be Totally Interoperable by Mid-2020!

By Chris Mcintyre-Brown Associate Director, Futuresource Consulting As video conferencing solutions proliferate, remote working continues to rise and the number of inter-company video conferences increases, a lack of system interoperability has become a major pain point for many users. Internally focused video conferences are less problematic, as everyone is familiar with their system of choice. However, once […]

Cisco, Microsoft Teams and Zoom Will Be Totally Interoperable by Mid-2020!

Zoom Is the Apple of AV, Cisco Is Microsoft and Poly Is Motorola

I had this thought back at Zoomtopia 2018, but after Zoomtopia 2019, it’s clear: Zoom is the Apple of the AV industry. Zoom is what? All of the eyes in AV were looking at Zoom yesterday. If you don’t believe me, look at the social stats of tweets and LinkedIn posts about Zoom Video Communications, […]

Zoom Is the Apple of AV, Cisco Is Microsoft and Poly Is Motorola

San Marcos, Tex. to Host Ford AV Innovate Showcase in October

Innovate Showcase is a free, one-day event that will be held at Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel Spa & Conference Center in San Marcos, Tex on Oct. 3, 2019 from 9 A.M. to 3 p.m. Guests are invited to experience the latest in AV technology and learn how to best leverage it to improve the […]

San Marcos, Tex. to Host Ford AV Innovate Showcase in October

Nectar Intros Next-Generation Monitoring and Reporting Platform for Real-Time Collaboration

Nectar Services today at Enterprise Connect launched its Nectar 10 solution, the most powerful and easy-to-use performance management, monitoring, diagnostics and reporting platform. The solution is purpose-built for the unique characteristics of voice, video and real-time collaboration applications, and enables enterprise businesses and managed service providers to harness the power of the cloud to streamline […]

Nectar Intros Next-Generation Monitoring and Reporting Platform for Real-Time Collaboration

AtlasIED IPX to Debut 3rd Generation Audio-over-IP Line at Enterprise Connect

AtlasIED will debut its new IPX Series of IP Endpoints in booth #1301 of Enterprise Connect this March 18 – 20, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla. In partnership with Cisco, the IPX Series IP endpoints make VoIP (audio) communications for mass notification systems networkable. Aimed at the K-12 educational, healthcare and […]

AtlasIED IPX to Debut 3rd Generation Audio-over-IP Line at Enterprise Connect

Sonic Foundry Demos Latest Release of Mediasite at ISE 2019

Sonic Foundry today announced the latest innovations to its Mediasite Video Platform. Updates include enhanced collaborative video capture solutions, real-time video monitoring and DVR capabilities, a caption editor and easily accessible video for any training room, huddle room or classroom. The features include: Comprehensive video and web conference capture with Mediasite Join. Live streaming capabilities, […]

Sonic Foundry Demos Latest Release of Mediasite at ISE 2019

Oblong and Cisco to Bridge the Aisle at ISE 2019

Oblong Industries is pleased to announce a first-ever initiative for its fifth year at ISE in Amsterdam. In coordination with Cisco, Oblong will show how organizations can improve workflows for distributed teams with a product demonstration that spans the aisle of Hall 11. In this unique demonstration, a Mezzanine 200 Series system for multi-stream collaboration […]

Oblong and Cisco to Bridge the Aisle at ISE 2019

SYNNEX Corporation Adds Cisco Offerings to CLOUDSolv Platform

SYNNEX Corporation today announced the availability of several Cisco solutions on its North American CLOUDSolv platform including Cisco Umbrella; Cisco CMX, location-based analystics for mobile experiences; and the Cisco Webex Teams collaboration tool. The completion comes in addition to the recent integration of Westcon-Comstor Americas, which is now a SYNNEX Corporation company. The Cisco offerings […]

SYNNEX Corporation Adds Cisco Offerings to CLOUDSolv Platform

A Visit to NEC Display Solutions’ Brand New Executive Briefing Center

Today I got to check out the new Executive Briefing Center from NEC Display Solutions (that I kept calling an Experience Center), which also doubles as NEC Display’s new offices outside of Chicago, Illinois. This space was designed from scratch, taking up two floors and 6,000 square feet. See our earlier story based on NEC’s […]

A Visit to NEC Display Solutions’ Brand New Executive Briefing Center

Vaddio Launches RoboSHOT 12 HDMI Camera for Cisco SX Codecs

Vaddio introduced the RoboSHOT 12 HDMI Camera for Cisco TelePresence SX Codecs at InfoComm this week. The camera solution has been tested and certified by Cisco to work with Cisco codecs using VISCA over RS232 for control, providing the ability for the codec and camera to communicate and exchange PTZ settings, preset recalls and more. […]

Vaddio Launches RoboSHOT 12 HDMI Camera for Cisco SX Codecs

Avnu Certification of Cisco Catalyst Series Switches Expands Options for AVB/TSN Solutions

Biamp says that its Tesira customers will have more AVB-capable switches to choose from when designing and installing AVB/TSN systems. The Cisco Catalyst family of switches includes the AVB-enabled 9300 and 9500 Series and the recently Avnu-certified 3650 and 3850 Series of switches. Avnu certification confirms interoperability for AVB systems using Catalyst switches. Cisco Catalyst […]

Avnu Certification of Cisco Catalyst Series Switches Expands Options for AVB/TSN Solutions

Oblong’s InfoComm Plans with Mezzanine

Oblong Industries invites visitors to InfoComm 2018 to experience next generation workflows with Mezzanine. By integrating Mezzanine with popular workstream collaboration products such as Cisco Webex Teams (formerly known as Spark), co-workers can move between the desktop workstream of a Webex Teams environment to a multi-user, multi-location, multi-stream Mezzanine meeting space with ease. Teams rely on enterprise collaboration platforms to […]

Oblong’s InfoComm Plans with Mezzanine