Magewell’s USB Fusion device sports new features and educational resources

Magewell has just released a NEW firmware version and updated companion tablet app that add powerful new features to the award-winning USB Fusion multi-input video capture and mixing device. Read on for a recap of its USB Fusion’s key benefits, details of new enhancements, and some valuable new learning resources. The versatile USB Fusion hardware and accompanying app let users easily combine camera, wired screenshare, […]

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The Sessions Checklist You Didn’t Know You Needed for ISE 2023!

With ISE 2023 right around the corner, there is no shortage of things that will keep you entertained. Once you’re on the show floor for a couple hours, 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 […]

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Why We Need A More Collaborative Approach To Education In The AV Space

No matter where you live within the AV ecosystem, chances are a big part of your job is studying up on the latest technology. After all, if you’re going to offer your customers a compelling solution, you need to keep your finger on the pulse of technical innovation that’s continuously happening throughout our industry. Traditionally, this […]

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Growing the Skillset: Review of the Landscape for AV Educational Opportunities

Now that the new-year smell is wearing off of 2022 and everyone is getting into their routines, this seems like a good time to set up plans for personal upgrades. For the AV professional, there are a number of options for sharpening skills and gaining new ones. I cannot talk about AV training without bringing […]

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Resources for Becoming Your Best AV Self

By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V During the spring E4v, I was asked about my resources. For me, that’s an almost overwhelming question. Yes, I’m a bit of a bookhound, but there are also people, organizations, websites and papers that I’ve found invaluable over the years. Like many of you, I tripped into this whole […]

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K-12 Version of NoviSign Digital Signage Offers Free Trial Option

NoviSign Digital Signage announced today a version of its cloud-based digital signage software specifically for schools to send content to any TV on campus. The software can be installed on any Chrome, Android or Windows device. Using the NoviSign’s online design studio from any computer, at any time, users can set up and send information […]

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Invisible Acoustics Part 2 Debuts at CEDIA Expo from Sergio Molho

Global acoustic consulting and audio-visual integration firm WSDG will be lecturing at this year’s CEDIA Expo, which takes place at the Colorado Convention Center between September 10th and 14th. The presentation, which will be delivered by WSDG Partner and Director of Business Development Sergio Molho, is titled “Invisible Acoustics Part 2: Aesthetically Acceptable/Acoustically Imperative New […]

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SDVoE Academy Goes Mobile — App, That Is!

The SDVoE Alliance today announced that its SDVoE Academy learning platform is now available in the app store for iOS and via Google Play for Android. The SDVoE Academy app offers free self-paced courses for AV professionals to help them develop the skills they need to take advantage of the latest technologies for AV signal […]

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NSCA Pivot to Profit Sets Agenda

NSCA has announced the agenda for Pivot to Profit on Sept. 24-25 at Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, Tex. The event kicks off with a discussion — Balancing Innovation with Unprecedented Regulations — led by Cisco Technical Leader Jason Potterf. While it might be too early to write a business plan around emerging applications […]

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Does Certification Matter?

As a manager, I’m often faced with the question of what requirements we should put into a job description when we are ready to hire a person. Experience is always the easiest one to figure out. You think about how senior the position is and then you base years of experience or type of experiences […]

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InfoComm Takes Aim at DSE with New Digital Signage Educational Series

AVIXA will bring a comprehensive digital signage education program to InfoComm 2019, June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. The program features five sessions that explore entering new markets with digital signage, taking a close look at transportation and smart cities. The sessions also examine digital signage content strategies and the best approach to analytics. “Digital signage […]

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InfoComm 2019 Education Spaces Follow Design Practices They Teach and Preach

AVIXA will host more than 200 education sessions at InfoComm 2019, June 8-14 in Orlando, Fla., in classrooms that they say are designed to exemplify how content, space and technology work together to create integrated experiences. To achieve this, AVIXA’s education program developers worked closely with the its standards conformance officers to ensure the rooms […]

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CEDIA Announces 60 New Classes for Expo 2019

CEDIA announces the educational conference lineup at this year’s CEDIA Expo show. With over 125 classes, 50 percent of them brand new and covering 17 different areas of expertise, CEDIA Expo solidifies its standing as the leading educational event for residential home technology professionals. CEDIA Expo will be held September 10-14 at the Colorado Convention […]

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Legrand Experts Leading 15 Classes at InfoComm 2019

Legrand | AV will be teaching 15 courses at InfoComm 2019 covering a wide range of topics; sessions will be led by experts from Chief, Da-Lite, Middle Atlantic, Vaddio and others from the AV industry. Jerilyn Veldof, instructional designer at Legrand | AV, said she’s excited for the holistic approach that the various brands can […]

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SDVoE at InfoComm 2019 Includes Education, Education, Education & Gary Kayye on How HDBaseT Is Dead

At InfoComm 2019 (Orlando, June 12-14, booth 1143) the SDVoE Alliance will feature industry experts presenting 20-minute, in-booth education sessions on a variety of topics essential for system integrators, designers, consultants and tech managers who want to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, interoperability and cost benefits of the SDVoE platform for networked AV. “Our […]

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Watch All the AVI LIVE Breakout Sessions Here

We already posted Gary Kayye’s Keynote but, case you’d like to see all of the educational sessions, they are all recorded for play back here: https://events7.mediasite.com/Mediasite/Channel/avisystemslive2019/

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LG Electronics Details 2019 Tech Tour Plans

LG Electronics USA Business Solutions is taking its show on the road — launching its 2019 LG TechTour, a six-city innovation roadshow where business-to-business customers will experience first-hand LG’s broad portfolio of digital signage displays, renewable energy systems, enterprise mobile solutions and more. Kicking off next week in Washington, D.C., the coast-to-coast 2019 LG TechTour […]

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Don’t Come to My Class at InfoComm 2019

Right now, a part of each of my day has been dedicated to developing my class for InfoComm 2019.  I am giving a talk on “Using AV Technology to Trigger Customers’ Biological Responses” or as I refer to it, “Triggered!” Any time that you are giving a presentation, it’s extremely important to consider the audience […]

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AV Skills Training Get Boost from AVIXA Foundation and Loop Lab Partnership

The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has partnered with The Loop Lab to support the organization’s mission of empowering underserved youth with professional skills for today’s audiovisual industry jobs. Located in the Port neighborhood of Cambridge, Mass., The Loop Lab provides young people with the tools to express […]

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Almo ProAV’s E4 Experience Will Show Only New Products & Offer Autograph and Photo Session with Quarterback Jim McMahon

Next week in Chicago, Almo Professional A/V will open the doors to its first 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour, which is set to incorporate an exhibit hall filled with new commercial AV products. E4 Experience Chicago is also featuring a special autograph and photo opportunity with former […]

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Spectrum Industries Debuts AV-Ready Lectern Aimed at Education

Spectrum Industries just introduced its newest lectern, the SLIM Lectern. The SLIM Lectern is Spectrum’s thinnest lectern that claims to be able to convert any classroom into a lecture hall. Its two shelves can store and hold laptops, iPads and other learning materials and it features AV cutouts and racks for integrating any third-party AV […]

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Digital-Native Students Drive Higher Education Institutions to Invest in ProAV

Nearly 40 percent of students report that ProAV technologies increase their engagement in the classroom, according to the new Market Opportunity Analysis Report (MOAR) focused on higher education, produced by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). To create vibrant learning environments, colleges and universities are making large investments in AV technologies. The new AVIXA […]

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ISE 2019 Simplifies Show with Six Tech Zones — You NEED to Read This Before Going

There are 15 halls at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam 5-8 February and show management has worked year after year to try to find a way to help visitors, well, visit. It’s LITERALLY impossible to go to the show and stay all four days and see the entire show floor — impossible In fact, that’s why […]

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Visix Launches a New Digital Signage Masterclass Series

Visix, Inc. has launched four e-book guides as part of its new Digital Signage Masterclass Series. The guides provide practical, step-by-step advice on every stage of planning, buying, implementing and maintaining a successful digital signage solution. “This is a terrific tool for anyone considering digital signage as part of their communications strategy,” says Debbie DeWitt, […]

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Is Your Training a Birdie or a Bogey?

By Donald Guzauckas, Jr. Vice President, HB Live, Inc. I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf with some colleagues at a course that featured young caddies. Having been a caddie for several years when I was a teen, I immediately harkened back to my own experience. I was introduced to the […]

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CEDIA Releases An Integrator’s Guide to HDR Video White Paper

CEDIA has released a new white paper, An Integrator’s Guide to HDR Video. This paper explores the fundamentals of HDR video and how it relates to human vision, and underlines HDR standards, formats and connectivity to ensure compatible system design and integration. “We have seen incredible advances in HDR over the years to the point […]

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Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour Grand Finale to Take Place in Nashville October 25 and 26

Almo ProAV today revealed details about the final 2018 E4 AV Tour stop of the year in Nashville. The largest and first two-day event is taking place at The Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville on October 25 and 26 and will include a certification day, backstage tech tour, dinner and live music, along with an […]

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SDVoE Academy Online Learning Platform Launch

The SDVoE Alliance today announced its new SDVoE Academy learning platform, offering free self-paced online courses for AV professionals to help them develop the skills they need to take advantage of the latest technologies for AV signal management. Although the focus is on SDVoE technology, the only interoperable AV-over-IP standard capable of replacing the performance […]

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ProSource Announces 2019 Annual Summit and Expo Schedule

ProSource announced today that the annual ProSource Summit and Expo is scheduled to be held again at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. March 1-4, 2019. The ProSource Summit provides opportunities for group members to share ideas, learn from their peers, and spend productive time with suppliers away from the bustle […]

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AmpliVox Introduces 2.4 GHz Digital Belt Blaster Personal PA System for Speakers

AmpliVox just launched a wireless personal PA dubbed the S208 Digital Belt Blaster. It’s a 2.4 GHz headset microphone with a belt-pack speaker to amplify speech for teachers, coaches, tour guides, product demonstrators and other presenters. The Digital Belt Blaster weighs less than a pound using three-inch speaker pairs with the wireless headset for sound […]

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The Future of AV: Educate. Engage. Encourage.

When does selling audiovisual technology shift away from the outdated features and benefits sales model and transform into something entirely different? Something so radically divergent that it actually makes sense to an AV industry in transition? 2018’s technology stack is here with the answer: when vendors leverage the social, marketing and sales technologies to go […]

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SYNNEX Continues to Invest in Google Ecosystem to Offer Cloud Services for Recurring Revenue

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM SYNNEX   Everyone in nearly every industry is talking about the cloud. And, you likely already use it — whether you realize it or not. If you have your smartphone backing up your photos online, that’s the cloud. If you collaborate on documents with others, that’s the cloud. If […]

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