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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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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

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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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BenQ Intros RM Series Interactive Flat Panels for Classrooms

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BenQ today introduced two new 4K interactive flat panels (IFPs) specifically designed for the classroom. The new RM Series includes the 65″ RM6501K and 75″ RM7501K IFPs and feature TÜV-certified low-blue-light and flicker-free technologies. There is growing concern that long-term exposure to blue light from displays can be harmful and negatively affect eye health. Like […]

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye to Lead AV-over-IP Panel, Teach Two Classes at Integrate in Australia

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We will be heading to Sydney, Australia, next week to cover the entire Integrate Show — ANZ’s largest AV show. We have already set-up a show microsite here: rAVePubs.com/Integrate2018 and it’s populated with new product news and will, eventually, host the 500+ videos we will shoot on the show floor. Integrate is not a show […]

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In Defense Of The Regional Trade Show

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Last week I attended a small, regional trade show by the name of “CI Expo” in Oakland, Calif. It was one day, lasting less than eight hours, and came with a free lunch, free training and education throughout the day, and my personal favorite part of attending any size/length trade show, lots of meet and […]

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SDVoE Alliance to Offer AV-over-IP Education Sessions at Integrate 2018

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At Integrate 2018 in Sydney Aug. 22-24, the SDVoE Alliance will offer a series of training sessions focusing on Ethernet as the transport for AV signals in professional AV environments and the ecosystem around the SDVoE platform which allows software to define AV applications. The sessions will be presented by Victor Vettorello of Christie, Domenic […]

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Spectrum Introduces the TechCenter for Schools

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Spectrum just introduced its newest active learning solution, the TechCenter. The TechCenter comes in either a single (27.75” wide) or double (51” wide) unit. There are a number of different display options available for the TechCenter including optional dry erase boards and the ability to hold up to two 70” monitors. This new product features […]

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Audinate’s Dante Level 3 Certification Training Now Online

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Audinate has announced the immediate availability of its popular Dante Certification Level 3 – Advanced Dante Networking training online. The in-person version of Dante Certification Level 3 has gained much momentum since its launch at InfoComm 2017 and has been conducted across the globe over the last year. In order to accommodate the growing demand and in response to numerous requests, […]

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Almo Professional AV Offers Barco ClickShare Certified Training Sessions Next Week

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Almo ProAV today announced it is now offering Barco ClickShare Certified Technician training. Taking place on June 19 and June 20 at the new Almo ProAV office in Baltimore, the training is worth three AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs). Participants in the June 19 session can earn a Certified Specialist designation while those in the […]

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SDVoE to Offer Limited Seating for In-booth Education Sessions at InfoComm 2018

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At InfoComm 2018 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, installers and manufacturers who want to understand the new AV-over-IP paradigm — Software Defined Video over Ethernet. Presentations will start on the hour and half hour throughout all three […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Presents UC Expertise and New Products at InfoComm 2018

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Yamaha Unified Communications today announced it will demonstrate the latest solutions in the market-leading Yamaha UC portfolio at InfoComm 2018, June 6-8 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, at Yamaha UC’s booth N1227. In addition, they will lead a special InfoComm session on artificial intelligence (AI) and be part of panel discussions within the IMCCA […]

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Control4 Opens 140 Certified Showrooms Worldwide

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Control4 Corporation is opening of 140 Control4 Certified Showrooms at Control4 Authorized Dealer locations across the U.S., Canada, UK, China, and Australia. Consumers in cities around the world can find a Certified Showroom location here and register to attend a local #C4Yourself Day event. The Control4 Certified Showroom program is designed to direct homeowners, architects, and designers in the market for smart […]

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CEDIA Adds More Education Leadership

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CEDIA has announced that Thomas Darling will join the CEDIA staff as the senior vice president of development and education. This newly created role will lead CEDIA’s professional development department, specifically focusing on strengthening the education programs and increasing the scope and quality of CEDIA’s curricula. Darling brings significant experience in higher education. For the last eight years he served as […]

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In Genius Move, CEDIA Acquires Technology & Business Summit

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CEDIA announced today that it has purchased the popular Technology & Business Summit series of regional events for the home technology industry from Clarity AV International / Integrator Network. This was a brilliant move on CEDIA’s part as they needed an “event” of sorts where their members could network outside of the Expo itself — which was sold to Emerald Expositions […]

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Crestron Announces an All New Master Technology Architect Course

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Crestron today announced that for the first time in 18 years the program has expanded to include the top design engineers in the industry. Proper system design and planning have become crucial in the successful deployment of enterprise AV technology solutions. To address this need, Crestron Technical Institute is now offering a new certification program, Master Technology Architect (MTA). […]

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Here Are the 2018 NEC Showcase-LIVE Details

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NEC Solutions Showcase returns 16-17 May 2018, with NEC Display Solutions presenting the latest in visual technology in collaboration with its solutions partners. Visitors from the AV and digital signage community will gather in London WC1 to enjoy a compelling visual experience and rich networking scene. NEC offers all the major display technologies — LCD, LED and projection, making the NEC […]

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If This Doesn’t Convince You to Come to the Almo E4, Nothing Will

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With less than two weeks to go, Almo ProAV, in partnership with AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is putting the final touches on its first E4 AV Tour of the year, taking place on March 6 in Washington, D.C. The E4 experience includes all new sessions, including a new keynote and end note, along with the most new products ever […]

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AVIXA Announces Agenda for Integrated Life Program at InfoComm 2018

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AVIXA has announced the agenda for its new Integrated Life program at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. Taking place June 5 at the Westgate Las Vegas, this one-day thought-leadership event will feature interactive panel discussions and presentations focused on the crossover opportunities between the commercial and residential audiovisual markets. The program sessions will cover topics […]

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ISE: If You Sell to Education, You Should Go

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Integrated Systems Europe will take place this year from Feb. 6-9, in Amsterdam. Many of us in the United States view this show as “Europe’s InfoComm.” While the show takes place in Europe, it’s a viable show for people throughout the world. If you sell to education in any way, or work in education, you […]

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ClearOne University Plans to Host Record Number of Training Events in 2018

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ClearOne today announced plans to host up to 175 regional and online training events in 2018 as the company continues its roll out of new conferencing, collaboration and streaming solutions, according to ClearOne Head of Training Ron Lynch, CTS. “ClearOne offers the industry’s most comprehensive range of conferencing, collaboration and streaming solutions and the training we offer has […]

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