Our TOP 10 Product Videos from Last Year’s InfoComm (InfoComm 2014)

As we’re just days away from InfoComm 2014, let’s take a look at the TOP 10 most-viewed (on YouTube) videos we shot from InfoComm 2014!  Of course, if you want to see every product video from last year’s show, you can simply go here but, here are the TOP 10: Allen & Heath Announces New […]

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Milestone AV Partnering with SurgeX; Next Stop: Buyout

Milestone AV Technologies and SurgeX have just announced a new partnership that they’ll roll out at InfoComm. We predict the next step will be a buyout. The two companies are developing a new line of power protected infrastructure solutions exclusive to the Chief brand. This initial offering combines SurgeX’s surge protection technology, power and filtering […]

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Microsoft Shows Up To ISE

Last summer one of the biggest stories (non-stories) was the large, vacant booth from Microsoft at InfoComm. It was almost as if they planned to release a product, but it was not ready. By the time that ISE rolled around this winter, we had already heard of the Surface Hub, but this show was their […]

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Kramer Enters Commercial and Residential Audio Realm With New Speaker Line

Originally launched at this summer’s InfoComm show, Kramer’s new speaker lines — Galil, Yarden, Tavor and Dolev were introduced so Kramer could become a “major global player in the audio arena.” Crestron will now compete with Atlas, TOA, JBL, Extron, Crestron and Bose, among many others, in the commercial and residential audio world. Galil Family: […]

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But First… Let Me Take an #AVSelfie

The ‘AV selfie’ was the talk of town at InfoComm 2014. And, in general, people sure do love selfies. Why are we so fascinated with them? One reason is that we all love to see personalized accounts of other folk’s adventures! So how do you get ’em right? Check out our team’s tips below. #AVSelfie […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: August 8, 2014

Happy Friday! This week on the Weekly Wrap-Up we are featuring the stories we think you can’t miss from this week including: the announcement of CEDIA’s 2014 Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards Finalists, our latest infographic along with a blog post from Gary Kayye, InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference is scheduled for Sept. 17-19, and more! If you […]

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INFOGRAPHIC | The Last InfoComm

Wow, what an InfoComm! Although the show was barely 45-days ago, the aftereffects are still being felt like tremors following an earthquake. Last week, InfoComm’s own Jason McGraw passed on some staggering 2014 show stats that we thought you needed to see. So, we put them all in one easy-to-follow Infographic that explains why this […]

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The Last InfoComm Blog [Infographic]

Wow, what an InfoComm! Although the show was barely 45-days ago, the aftereffects are still being felt like tremors following an earthquake. We shot over 1300 videos of new products that debuted on the show floor- an industry record- we recorded over 25 InfoComm-related podcasts, blogged some 100 or so times, wrote news stories on […]

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How Green is Your Label?

In the ever increasing landscape of a technology driven world, a key marketplace differentiator for manufacturers on a wide range of products is environmental sustainability. By 2015, over 100 Billion units of electronic goods will be shipped worldwide and corporate environmental sustainability initiatives from manufacturers are expected to have a major impact on their delivery. […]

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The SMART (Enterprise) Way To Do Business

I tell this great story as if it was only yesterday. Back in my early days in AV integration sales in the late ’90s, within three months of being hired by the company, the owner comes into the sales cubicle area and a few of us turn to look at him as he starts speaking. He […]

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Move Along, Folks… Show’s Over

Well, here it is — July. This is the time of year when I have to stop, catch my breath and regroup with my team. The “tradeshow season” really is finished with InfoComm, after having started (at least for me) in February with ISE in Amsterdam. So not only have I been on the road […]

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Highlights of InfoComm 2014: Exploring the Latest & Greatest in AV

We’re always excited to see the latest and greatest advances in the commercial audiovisual industry at InfoComm. Once we packed our things in Vegas and were back home in Illinois, we sat down as a group and reflected on our experience at the show – what wow-ed, what we personally enjoyed and how we can make […]

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InfoComm 2014 Redux

Were you one of the more than 37,000 AV professionals attending InfoComm 2014? Whether you were part of the crowd, or sorry you missed it, this is your chance to catch up on everything from the sanguine to the silly. InfoComm International celebrated its 75th Anniversary at the show at the 75th Anniversary Awards dinner. […]

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InfoComm Offers a Plethora of Collaborations Solutions

Practically everyone now offers a collaboration solution was the clear take away from my recent visit to InfoComm 2014. From telecons to document sharing; from video calling to video conferencing; solutions in all shapes and sizes could be had. I met with a number of companies at InfoComm and learned about many solutions, but clearly […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: July 3, 2014

Did you miss something last week? Well, we have gathered some of the past week’s most important news stories so you can catch up. Each week we post the Weekly Wrap-Up featuring the stories we think you can’t afford to miss. This week we are featuring a post from Mark Coxon about AMX and Harman, […]

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Dog Days of Summer

As I sit down to write this column for July, I expected to be overflowing with excitement and interest from InfoComm. I am on a bit of an InfoComm hiatus, having not attended for three years. Yet, I am struck that there does not seem to be any HUGE news out of the show this […]

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Disruptive at the InfoComm — My Top 10

Sure disruptive, it’s just about become my middle name. However, the industry is almost ready to re-name itself as a newly formed arena of disruption to go along with the standards like digital signage, control systems and more. But then again if I search hard next year, I’ll likely come up with disruptive technologies there […]

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Read This First: How to Use the rAVe InfoComm 2014 MicroSite

The 2014 version of InfoComm has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever here — on this InfoComm 2014 microsite! We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this InfoComm microsite that it can be overwhelming. So, please take moment to read this so we can familiarize […]

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Infocomm Wrap-up, Part the Fourth — Hits and Misses

A week past my return from InfoComm, I’m finally getting to write my overall reflections on the show and what technology I saw there. For further perspectives, visit my esteemed colleague Alex Mayo, who offers his own perspective. Alex is a bright man and a very talented designer with whom I’m quite fortunate to work. […]

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Lab.gruppen Adds D Series

At InfoComm, Lab.gruppen introduced the D Series, its new flagship install-dedicated four-channel DSP amplifier platform. The D Series platform is available in two versions — one featuring Lake, the other featuring Tesira by Biamp Systems — each offering unique capabilities and advantages. The Lake variant offers Lake Processing DSP with analog, AES and a Dual-redundant […]

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Standard Shift

Well, I’m just back from InfoComm, and after three days I have almost sorted out the debris. I have unpacked two suitcases full of dirty clothes, two boxes of literature I will never read, and several of the mysteriously popular LED flashing pins. Sometimes I wonder if trade shows are a conspiracy by the airlines […]

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A New AV World Order? Maybe It Was With Us This Whole Time…

Lessons are taught as well as learned every day, and this one I consider a major one. I first want to send accolades to my fellow rAVe Publications blogger Mark Coxon for coming to the forefront and speaking his mind concerning the situation relating to Microsoft at the InfoComm show; I think he put in […]

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InfoComm Breaks All-Time Attendance Record

Last week’s InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas was visited by 37,048 attendees from more than 114 countries and this represents a 5.5 percent increase in attendance over InfoComm 2013 that was in Orlando, Fla. We had more than 25 reporters there and covered the show with over 1,300 videos, some 200 or so news stories […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: InfoComm 2014

Well, this year’s InfoComm Show has come and gone. It was an amazing show and the attendance for 2014 broke an all-time attendance record! In case you missed something, we have decided to dedicate this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up to InfoComm 2014. This wrap up only covers a small amount of news that came from the […]

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InfoComm 2014 — I Think We’ve Got It!

By David Danto IMCCA The InfoComm 2014 conference — the world’s largest communications expo — has come to a close — and after this year’s jaunt to Las Vegas, the world will never be the same. Over the next few days I and countless others will be writing blogs, reviews and wrap-ups describing the details […]

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My InfoComm 2014 Impressions

By Norbert Hildebrand Display Central Here we are. InfoComm 2014 is basically over and all the polished product presentations are being broken down and shipped back to the office. The main event for the Pro AV industry is closing their doors on Friday and the excitement of the last three days gives way to ‘business […]

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HARMAN’s BSS Audio Introduces Soundweb Contrio Control And Media Server

Aimed at large-scale professional audio networking in stadiums, arenas and large fixed installations, HARMAN’s BSS Audio today debuted its Soundweb Contrio system control server at InfoComm 2014. Now, integration professionals have the ability to design network architectures that place advanced system control, system management and media server functionality at a central point of the network […]

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NEC’s President Fills Us In on InfoComm 2014

rAVe founder, Gary Kayye, caught up with NEC Displays President and CEO, Pierre Richer, in their InfoComm booth here in Las Vegas and he touches on all that’s made NEC a leader in AV – especially digital signage.

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BASS EGG was Back

One of the most popular videos from our 2013 InfoComm coverage was that of a tiny-unknown company called BASS EGG. They make a hand-held Bluetooth speaker that booms sound when set on a flat surface – it uses any flat surface as a speaker cone. And, for 2014, they’ve doubled the power while keeping pricing […]

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Post InfoComm Wrap-up: Part the Third – The Issue of Booth Babes and A Call to Arms

My InfoComm wrap-up will be in FOUR parts this time. Next part will be about technology. Before we get into that, I have something important to say — something about this show which bothers me. Read on. Some of you who follow me on Twitter might have seen my hashtag #AVHallOfShame. It’s one I use […]

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Do You Know What LG is Up To?

rAVe founder, Gary Kayye, caught up with LG’s Director of Signage Sales, Dan Smith, and he filled us in on all that’s going on inside one of the largest players in digital signage — including a giant 47” transparent LCD display. Watch the video here:

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The John Underkoffler Interview: The Minority Report Visionary

The guy who was the visionary behind the future-looking movie Minority Report was here at InfoComm promoting his company and technology, Oblong Industries. I seized the opportunity to talk about the movie, the future of technology, humanizing computers and the possibility of sequel. Watch the video here:

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