What Happened at ISC West 2023

April 3, 2023

Last week, ISC West was held at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, NV. The show is designed for security professionals looking to expand their networks and explore cutting-edge products, technologies and solutions. As AV professionals often crossover into this market segment with command and control rooms and various government installations, the rAVe [PUBS] team […]

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WAVIT and #GALSNGEAR Establish Partnership

March 14, 2023

Women in AV/IT (WAVIT) and #GALSNGEAR, a movement to bring parity to women in media and entertainment, have entered into a non-financial partnership to help promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the ProAV, IT and Broadcast industries. The two organizations will work together on developing DEI content and events, STEM recruitment efforts and more. “During […]

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What’s Happening at ISC West 2023

March 1, 2023

The International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC West) is the largest trade show for security in North America; it will be take place March 28-31, in Las Vegas. The show, organized by RX, is set to feature industry-leading manufacturers with new products and new trends, and AV and security integration professionals shouldn’t miss out. Mary […]

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Industry Leaders Launch Women in AV/IT

January 17, 2023

A group of powerful industry leaders have gathered to form Women in AV/IT (WAVIT), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering women in the AV and IT industries through education, representation, and inclusion. “The idea came to us a few years ago during a virtual happy hour. We were discussing how women make […]

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Mentoring Matters: Find Out Why in this Girl Boss LAVNCH & LEARN

February 28, 2022

According to a study by Odyssey Mentoring, people who mentor typically earn $25,000 a year in additional compensation, on average, then do people who do not mentor. In the final episode of our Girl Boss series—held on March 14 at 1 p.m. ET—Megan A. Dutta will be joined by Cory Schaeffer and Carol Campbell to […]

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Don’t Miss It: Join Us for a Girl Boss LAVNCH & LEARN About Effective Workplace Communication


November 21, 2021

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., I sat down to reflect on what I’m thankful for this year. And, as always, it’s #AVTweeps. It made my heart so incredibly happy to see so many of my AV friends at InfoComm this year in Orlando. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been using technology to […]

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NSCA Education Foundation Announces Changes to Board of Directors for 2019

January 6, 2019

The NSCA Education Foundation has announced the election of a new president to its executive committee, as well as many other leadership changes, including the addition of two new officers to its board of directors for 2019. Laurie Englert, vice president of customer experience at Legrand AV and current NSCA Education Foundation vice president, assumed […]

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AV Insider Spotlight :Gina Sansivero, Director of Business Development, Education at FSR,Inc

October 1, 2017

Each week, I am highlighting some of the incredible people who are in the Audio Video Industry. As this blog is mostly about AV insiders, today we are profiling Gina Sansivero . Here is a brief intro about her. Gina Sansivero has worked in the Audiovisual industry for over 12 years. As of this article […]

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AV Power Up – InfoComm 2016: A Podcast At the Show, and In Your Ears

June 14, 2016

When you talk about immersing yourself in a tremendous endeavor as well as doing something which thoroughly drives you – you can relate first-hand if this mirrors your experiences. AV Power Up, a show which began in March 2015 with some of the AV industry’s most well-known #AVTweeps making up “The Crew” – Christa Bender, Chuck […]

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Anatomy of the Podcast – Part 2: AV Power Up (A Great Year in Review)

December 16, 2015

I pick up in Part 2 with the show that has certainly been a large part of my year in 2015, working with some of the best and most dedicated people I have ever come to know. When you talk about a team, the AV Power Up crew embodies that term – in fact so much […]

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AVEC 2015, Twitter and the Joe Theismann Story

November 19, 2015

From InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference 2015 page: Join your industry peers for the third annual InfoComm AV Executive Conference (AVEC). This year’s event centers on the themes of business renewal and the principles of the “experience economy.” Your AVEC experience starts with the opening reception and dinner, where you’ll meet your fellow industry executives and make […]

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Technology Has Stolen My Patience… And I Need It Back to Deal With Technology

September 16, 2015

I am writing this at 6 a.m. sitting on a bar stool at the Empire Tavern at LaGuardia Airport’s terminal C. I am gearing up for a full day of travel out to the Pacific Northwest. I will be there all week and will land in NYC (JFK airport — flying out of LaGuardia and […]

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Makerspace: A New Campus Community Hub of Innovation AV Should Be Prepared For

July 27, 2015

This was originally posted on FSR’s education website, fsr.education, here. The last time you visited your library, what were you there to do? It may have been to hear a professional development speaker, participate in a book club, bring your child to a “mommy/ daddy and me” group. I was recently reading an article focused […]

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AV People: Gina Sansivero of FSR Inc. and Project Green AV

March 19, 2015

Like so many of us, as a young girl, Gina Sansivero was a little unsure of “what she wanted to be when she grew up.” Coming from an Italian family, she knew she loved the language and she knew she enjoyed children, so she went to study at Fordham University. She started out with a […]

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Snow Day: Considering E-Learning in Your Schools?

January 30, 2015

Following a disruptive snow storm in the North East this week, students across the region (especially Long Island and New England) are home sledding, playing video games, drinking hot chocolate and doing everything but thinking about school. Many schools, however, are implementing continuity of learning plans that may require students to “attend class” during snow/ […]

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Doing the Show: cAValry Rides Episode 7

January 16, 2015

Here it is — Episode 7 of The cAValry Rides Show: Hijacked! Women, AV, Pirates – Don’t Touch That Dial! After 6 episodes of a show that began in late November 2014, we believe that each show builds bigger and our guests have all been terrific. Each show has been unique in its format and even […]

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Breaking Down Barriers

October 9, 2014

I recently wrote an article for EdTech Digest called “Keys to Engagement: Connectivity Challenges in a Technology-Rich Classroom.” In it, I outlined some challenges and solutions common to modern learning spaces, but which are often not at the top of mind when designing or installing room equipment. One of the ideas I brought up was […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014

It’s Friday once again. That means it’s the weekend and also time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Every week, we give you the top five or so stories from the week that you can’t miss or stories we think deserve a second look. This week’s news includes the Harman acquisition of AMX and a Rants and […]

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What’s Your Swoosh?

May 23, 2014

All these articles about AV news, new product announcements and acquisitions in the AV industry being released before InfoComm got me to thinking about company recognition. Then at a meeting the other day, one of our reps stood up and told us a story about his contact in a K-12 school who went up to […]

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With Sincerity and Gratitude

March 27, 2014

New year, new company, new blog post…wow, I am on a roll.  It has been a while since I have submitted a blog for rAVe. The past three months have been a crazy ride. I probably should have written about the feeling of leaving a company I have been at for nine years — more […]

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Creating Balance… and Still Learning

September 4, 2013

In two of my previous posts (here and here), I had discussed my position of combining Sales & Marketing into a cohesive group through consistent detailed communication and collaboration. After discovering that sales people are consistently poor intra-company communicators and marketing people can be annoyingly persistent (LOVE both my sales and marketing roles at RelampIt), […]

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Convince Me: Should My Boy Have A Cell Phone?

June 26, 2013

My son is 12 years old (to be fair, he will be 13 in November, but I will keep him out of the teenage realm as long as I possibly can) and will be heading into 8th grade come September. He wants a cell phone.  And not just any old free from AT&T cell phone, […]

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From the Confines of a Manufacturer’s Tradeshow Booth

June 21, 2013

A lot of people have an InfoComm 2013 recap. Most are written by AV professionals who were able to spend a lot of time walking the show floor. Those recaps are generally insightful, especially for those of us who weren’t able to spend a lot of time traversing the expansive Orange County Convention Center. I […]

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