A New Theme and Keynote for the 2014 Almo ProAV E4 Tour

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Last week Almo ProA/V kicked off its 5th Annual E4 AV Tour in Dallas, Texas with an all-new theme, over 30 exhibitors showing “smarter” AV product solutions and technologies, and 10 new seminars. If you have attended any of the E4 AV Tours, you likely know that rAVe founder, Gary Kayye has been the keynote […]

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The ISE Show Floor as No One Else Saw It — At 2 AM!

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rAVe Editor Sara Abrons took to the ISE 2014 Show in Amsterdam after midnight on Day 1 of the three-day ProAV and HomeAV extravaganza opened and shot several dozen photos of what the Amsterdam-based show looks like when only ghosts attend. Not a single soul was around when she shot these photos and it’s a […]

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Almo ProAV to Kick-Off 2014 E4 AV Tour in Dallas Next Month

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The 5th Annual Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour starts off in Dallas, Texas this year on Tuesday, March 11th with an all-new theme, 10 new seminars and over 30 exhibitors who will all be focused on showing “Smarter” AV system products and technologies. If you’ve never been to an E4 event, then you’ve missed THE […]

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ISE Becomes World’s Largest AV Trade Show and Has Six Clear Tech Themes

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Before the doors closed on the 2014 edition of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) last week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, nearly every exhibitor already knew it was a record show. NEC reported to us on Day 2 of the show that they’d seen a 40 percent increase on leads on Day 1 over 2013’s totals. […]

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Mike Blackman — The Interview

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Integrated Systems Europe Managing Director Mike Blackman spoke with Gary Kayye today, the last day of ISE, soon after it was announced that the 2014 edition of ISE marked the biggest AV show ever as attendance topped 50,000. Mike was grinning while speaking to Gary as there wasn’t a disappointed exhibitor to be found. Mike […]

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NEC’s Stefanie Corinth Talks ISE, 2014 and an Applications-Focused Stand at ISE

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NEC’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Stefanie Corinth told rAVe’s Gary Kayye that Day of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) garnered 40 percent more leads than the company’s stand did in 2013. She attributed it to both higher attendance as well as their applications-focused booth. Designed like a shopping mall, there were no product […]

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BARCO Sees Vision for Social Media Command and Control Systems

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Command and control systems have traditionally been designed, built and marketed towards governments, utilities and security applications where 24/7/365 monitoring could mean the difference between life and death. But Barco’s Senior VP and GM Industrial & Government Jacques Bertrand explained that the future of command and control includes corporate social media marketing and monitoring as […]

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Peerless-AV, Prysm & Sennheiser Talk 2014 Market and Economy

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The 2014 Integrated Systems Europe show is set to be a world-record show with well over 50,000 attendees, more than 900 exhibitors and over 1,000 new product launches. As rAVe founder Gary Kayye walked the show floor Wednesday, he caught up with three people that represent different parts of the market — Peerless-AV for mounts, […]

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NEC’s 4K Makes World Debuted at ISE

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We headed over to the NEC Display stand here at Integrated Systems Europe to see two of its newest products and one turned out to be a debut — the first time it was shown anywhere. NEC’s 4K resolution 84” LED-lit LCD monitor, the X841UHD, was mounted vertically in the NEC booth and included a […]

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Gorilla Glass Goes Big

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Gorilla Glass is not just on iPhones anymore. At last year’s Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam, Corning’s Gorilla Glass division partnered with Christie Digital to bring the industry’s most rugged display. Well, the 2014 event brought two more partners and Corning’s Business Director of Large Format Corning Gorilla Glass, Dave Loeber, explained to rAVe’s […]

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Texas Instruments DLP – The Interview

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Gary Kayye caught up with Texas Instruments’ Dave Duncan, manager of front projection & DLP cinema and DLP products, today at the Integrated Systems Europe show and he filled us in on what’s going on now with DLP and how they see themselves in the market. Dave addressed some tough questions from Gary, including what […]

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Lutron Senior Vice President Talks 2014

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rAVe founder Gary Kayye caught up with Richard Angel, a Lutron Senior VP and 30-year industry veteran, at the Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam today, where they talked about Lutron’s Sustainability objectives, reviewed the 2013 market and talked about what we can expect in 2014. The whole interview was video’d and you can watch […]

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Milestone’s Steve Durkee Talks to Gary Kayye About Chief, Da-Lite and Projecta

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It’s been a little over a year since Chief, Da-Lite and Projecta were brought together under the Milestone umbrella and started leveraging each other’s strengths through collaborative marketing, sales and R&D. And, obviously it’s working well as the three companies are flourishing and working together on everything from videoconferencing carts to an OEM with Epson […]

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Asian Values, the Internet of Things, Customer Retail Experiences Discussed at AOpen Forum Europe 2014

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By Meredith Bennett rAVe Staffer Opening Keynote What do an orange and Taiwan-based tech company AOPEN have in common? If you ask company founder Bernie Tsai, the two are very similar. The keynote speaker at this week’s AOPEN Forum Europe, Tsai shared his insights on the growth and direction of the company, explaining how important […]

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A Merger Done Right: Barco and projectiondesign Celebrate First Birthday

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I was honored to be invited to be the MC for the first birthday celebration of the merger between Barco and projectiondesign this morning; but, problem was, I was nervous. After 20-some years of interviewing all sorts of industry experts, pundits, executives and spokespeople, I can’t remember having more butterflies than I had this morning […]

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Almo Announces 2014 E4 AV Tour: First Stop in Dallas March 11

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Almo Professional A/V has announced the 2014 series of f E4 AV Tours, starting with “Navigate to New Horizons” in Dallas on March 11. E4 Dallas will include a first-run keynote address focused on pre-engineering AV into smart buildings, and new courses led by some of the biggest names in the industry, including Tom Stimson, […]

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Chief Debuts ConnexSys Line on rAVe RADIO Podcast This Morning

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I called Nathan Bohl, Chief’s Director of Product Management, this morning to talk about the company’s DSE plans and ended up with a major scoop: Chief is launching an entirely new line called ConnexSys. ConnexSys is sort of a LEGO-like system for video wall mounting in that everything in the line simply goes together and […]

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DSE Special: NEC to Launch Android OPS, 80″ Multi-Touch and 55″ Super-Ultra Narrow Video Wall Display at DSE

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Gary caught up with Rich Ventura, Vice President Product Marketing and Solutions with NEC, this morning and he gave rAVe the scoop on everything that NEC is launching at the Digital Signage Expo in two weeks in Las Vegas. The three must-sees that he told us about were the company’s new 80″ multi-touch, its 55″ […]

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ISE Special: VideoCast with ISE’s Mike Blackman Reveals Biggest ISE, Ever!

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I just spent 30 minutes or so on the phone with Mike Blackman, managing director at Integrated Systems Events, talking about the 2014 edition of the Integrated Systems Europe show and he filled me in on all the details for next month’s ISE show in Amsterdam, 4-6 Feb. I recorded the entire interview via video […]

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Cisco to Debut BYOD Solution at ISE — Our ISE Cisco Preview in Video

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Cisco, making its second appearance at the show, will be showing five new products and technologies at the Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam next month. We have the inside scoop — we spent the day there this past Tuesday and shot six videos that include an overall review of everything Cisco will have at […]

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15 Years Ago: Bluetooth? What’s Bluetooth?

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It’s incredible that Gary’s first explanation of Bluetooth is 15 years old! What’s interesting to note is that this year’s CES has finally cemented “The Internet of Things,” which was one of the originally marketed purposes of Bluetooth but didn’t really catch on until recently. Early Bluetooth’s problems were due to a much shorter range […]

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