Stampede’s Drone Pavilion Returns to ISE 2017

Building on the success of its first Drone Arena at ISE 2016, Stampede, a value added distributor of Pro AV products and system solutions, is bringing its Stampede Drone Arena back to ISE 2017 — with more vendors, more SKUs, more training classes and more business opportunities. The Stampede Drone Arena will be based in […]

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Life from Above

On Christmas day in 2016 there was an invasion.  Over 1.2 million people awoke to find ornately wrapped boxes from loved ones or “Santa” that contained gifts nearly 62 million Americans longed to receive: Drones. Drone sales in the US hit over 2.5 million in 2016, nearly doubling sales of the unmanned aircraft in 2015.  […]

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Joel Rollins’ Observations of Day Two at ISE 2016

Well, Day Two has gone really well, although like last year I am certain that my brand-new running shoes will be completely trashed by the end of the show. Seriously, folks, with 1,200+ exhibits in a dozen buildings, the last two years I have bought new sneakers to wear at the show, and thrown them […]

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Stampede Enters UK and European Distribution Market

Stampede today announced its expansion into the western European Pro AV and IT markets with the opening of a new UK-based office that will be managed by Stampede founder & CEO Mark Wilkins, who is leading the expansion of the company’s footprint in western Europe. According to Wilkins, the decision to replicate its business model […]

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ISE 2016 Keynote: “IT in AV: Interconnecting For Smart Solutions”

By Leah McCann This year’s 2016 ISE opening panel began with a nice “thank you for being here” and a warm welcome from Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Events and head organizer of ISE 2016. But the primary topic of Monday evening’s keynote — and a recurring theme of this year’s show — […]

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Drones in Shared Space – We Talk Commercial Usage, FAA Registration, CES2016 and More

The subject of drones technology in the AV industry has been analyzed and put under the microscope by many in the industry – there are the supporters, those that look for more information on commercial usage especially and then, the detractors. Why detractors? As with any technology that touches the AV market there will always […]

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Anatomy of the Podcast – Part 1: The “Other Shows” of 2015

It’s coming to the end of what I truly consider a winning year in podcasting here on rAVe. We will be moving strong into 2016 with AV Power Up, with some show and Crew member announcements going into the new year as well. Part 2 will focus on AV Power Up, here I will be […]

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So What Should Go Under the Tree This Year? The Drones Discussion Continues

On Twitter today, as I was posting more information and pictures from InfoComm Connections, I saw this one from good friend and UAV expert Christina Engh who appeared on our techXchange episode 7 podcast: Sadly Watson predicts Legos and Barbies over drones for Christmas this year @droneanalyst @TheDroneDealer @Cbmoss https://t.co/g8TBn3hnQ7 — Christina Engh (@missenghwyoming) November 18, […]

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Convergent TechWeek 10/2

A High School Student, An Inexpensive Ebola Test and a $50,000 Grand Prize  A science fair took place where 20 finalists’ projects – originally selected from thousands of submissions from more than 100 countries – came from 11 countries: Bosnia, Canada, France, India, Lithuania, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This […]

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Convergent TechWeek 9/18

The Ultimate Drone? Qualcomm Technologies, the $26 billion (2014 sales) wireless chip company is looking for a new market to consume Snapdragon 800 series SoCs (system on a chip), in large part due to the persistent market strength of the iPhone which only makes use of some of Qualcomm’s technology (even though there is usage of the chip in the […]

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