My Interview with TJ Adams and Chris Humphrey of QSC

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QSC used last year’s InfoComm to launch themselves into the installed systems meeting room market with Q-SYS. They are at InfoComm 2016 continuing that launch with their collaborative solutions to address web-cam conferencing as well as more meeting room products. I caught up with QSC’s Director of Installed Systems, TJ Adams, and VP of Marketing, […]

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Almo Combines Distribution Team, Holds 4K Keynote and E4 Events This Spring

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For the second time this spring, Almo Professional A/V welcomed a packed room of hundreds of resellers, integrators and consultants to its award-winning E4 AV Tour in Atlanta, GA on April 27. The event featured a combined Almo and IAVI staff presenting on a unified front as the acquisition details are finalized. E4 also included […]

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World’s First 4K Presentation, Presented by Gary Kayye, Available on Video

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Last week, rAVe Founder Gary Kayye delivered his keynote for the Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour in 4K (3840×2160) resolution — the first-ever 4K keynote. And, best of all, it was all about how to use 4K in ProAV installs. In the keynote, Gary discusses the misinformation about 4K, such as exaggerated specs, compatibility and […]

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rAVe Founder Awarded Adjunct Professor of the Year at the University of North Carolina

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On Friday, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism recognized rAVe founder Gary Kayye with their 2016 Adjunct Professor of the Year Award. According to the School’s website, the Val Lauder Award for Teaching, recognizes an adjunct, instructor or other non full-time faculty member for excellence in teaching. An […]

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Barco at Almo Professional A/V’s E4 Tour

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Barco has teamed with Almo Professional A/V to invite AV professionals to experience the future of 4K now at the E4 AV Tour, coming to Atlanta, Ga. on April 27. Barco will showcase its latest products in the growing ClickShare wireless presentation family and its pioneering laser phosphor business projector during this event. Now in […]

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4K: No Myths, No Exaggerations- Just the Facts

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The 2016 Almo Pro A/V  E4 AV Tour keynote address delivered by Gary Kayye in Washington D.C. is everything you REALLY need to know on how to specify, sell and integrate 4K systems right the first time. No myths, no “spec talk” – just the facts. View the full presentation below or by clicking here. 4K: […]

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“Experience Your Future Now” On the Almo Professional A/V 2016 E4 AV Tour

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Almo Professional A/V today announced its E4 AV Tour is back on the road this spring, featuring an entirely new theme focused around experiencing the business information, tools and equipment resellers and integrators need to succeed in the future. The tour, which includes the first 4K keynote, and new hands-on workshops, educational sessions and exhibitors, […]

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye Partners with Almo Pro A/V Launches Informational Webinar Series Focused on Profit and Growth

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Almo Professional A/V today announced a new educational webinar series for resellers focused on providing tools, tips and specific information necessary to achieve maximum growth and profitability. The year-long series — which begins on March 9 — is being led by Gary Kayye, industry guru and founder of rAVe Publications with participation from guest sponsors. […]

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Our Exclusive Interview with Barco CEO Eric Van Zele

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Just a day after announcing their 2015 financial results and earnings,  Barco CEO Eric Van Zele sat down with me in an exclusive video interview at ISE 2016 in Amsterdam. In addition to discussing the earnings report, he’s very frank about what they plan invest in with the over €250 Million in cash Barco is […]

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Worried About Security with Control Systems? We Asked Crestron’s Security Expert What to Do

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Crestron’s Toine Leerentveld is the control system security expert. I caught up with him at ISE and asked him about the industry’s current concerns with the security of control systems and what Crestron is doing to address it. He also tells me about a security guide that Crestron has to help integrators deal with this […]

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dnp Debuts LaserPanel and LaserPanel Touch All-in-One Box Packaged Systems

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dnp is packaging an optical 100” screen and a short-throw laser-phosphor 1-chip DLP projector in a packaged system called LaserPanel. LaserPanel is a prepackaged system that dnp is marketing towards AV integrators looking for a box-systems approach to selling against flat-panel systems in meeting rooms and schools. A 100″ Interactive LCD would cost well over […]

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Medialon Wows ISE 2016 with Overture Freebies and Templates

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Medialon first exhibited at ISE 2015 to launch into the EMEA market. Medialon Overture is a cloud-based control system that allows you to control from one to hundreds of rooms, see real-time data from devices, and serve dynamically generated HTML interfaces (GUIs that are user-specific). The convergence of AV and IT is no longer just […]

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Newline Interactive Demos TRUTOUCH X7

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Newline launched its 70” TRUTOUCH X7 last year at ISE and this year they’re debuting their X5 Interactive display with integrated videoconferencing, touch, wireless content transmission and whiteboarding. Newline Chief Marketing Officer Betty Lu demo’d both their new 50” X5 with their built-in interactive software as well as its X7 with third-party interactive touch software […]

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Why Crestron Stopped Exhibiting at CEDIA – The Facts and My Opinion of the Impact on CEDIA

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                  Update: So, now there’s no more guessing as to why Crestron pulled out of CEDIA as I literally got the one (and only) interview with Crestron President and CEO Randy Klein, who spends 10 minutes outlining exactly how the decision was made and why. Watch the […]

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Vivitek’s Holger Graeff Talks Growth

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I caught up with Vivitek’s General Manager, Holger Graeff, this morning and he talked about their entry in to the wireless collaboration market here at ISE 2016. The company’s NovoPro (targeting meeting rooms) and NovoDS (targeting digital signage) both allow for network and wireless content to be sent to any display. In addition, Graeff talked […]

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Joel Rollins’ Observations of Day One at ISE 2016

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Today’s interviews: Well, first of all, Annabelle and I had a chance yesterday evening, before the show opened, to interview Steve Montgomery of IHSE about their new distributed KVM technology, which allows secure access to keyboard, video and mouse over an encrypted network. Today we first interviewed Steve Scorse of SiliconCore about their new high […]

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Here’s a Complete Tour of EPSON’s ISE 2016 Booth

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I was given a one-on-one booth tour from Neil Colquhoun of Epson Europe. The design was intentional to highlight their focus on interactivity, the high brightness projector launch and their ability to do pixel mapping — in fact the tour ends with a Formula-1 car that’s completely pixel-mapped via 10 Epson 3LCD large venue projectors. […]

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