InfoComm 2017 Will Welcome the First Class of Emerging Trends Fellows, Registration Officially Opens

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InfoComm International will host a day of emerging trends education on Tuesday, June 13, the day before the InfoComm 2017 show floor opens at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The special day of insight into the future of the AV industry will feature the inaugural class of Emerging Trends Fellows- experts chosen for their knowledge of a […]

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InfoComm International Wins Awards from International Association of Exhibitions and Events

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InfoComm International was honored with two awards in the International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ (IAEE) Art of the Show competition. IAEE is the global association for the exhibitions and events industry. InfoComm 2016 won in the categories of Show Brand Design/Development and Signage & Decoration for shows over 200,001 net square feet. It also […]

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The Science Behind the Technology – Part 2: An Interview with John Underkoffler, Oblong Industries

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Those who have read my Disruptive Top 10 at InfoComm blog know that this year I selected Oblong Industries Mezzanine as my number one choice: At InfoComm16, Oblong Industries demonstrated its ground-breaking immersive visual collaboration solution, Mezzanine™, featuring a dynamic and interactive experience across multiple devices, display surfaces, and locations.  Mezzanine is characterized by its […]

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THE Best of InfoComm 2016 Awards are Announced

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Welcome to rAVe’s annual Best of InfoComm 2016 Awards! It’s tough to pick out the best and the brightest from the thousands of products and hundreds of exhibitors introduced on the show floor. After much consideration, our entire team picked what we thought were the best things on the show floor. Congratulations to all the […]

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Gaining New Customers – Strategic Social Media and Marketing Focus For Integrators

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Today, some well-known (and even some lesser known) systems integrators have made their mark in marketing and social media, however many are still looking for the proper strategies as well as the more enhanced ways to build the industry profile – especially to gain new customers. It seems that for any company to compete and advance […]

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InfoComm 2016 — Life from the Podcast Desk

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The world from the podcast station in Vegas from June 8th through the 10th was filled with #AVselfies, magical Tascam gear, and interviews galore. My partner in crime, Johnny Mota, and I set up rAVe Pubs RADIO desk successfully in the Kramer booth with the help from our friends Eric Larsen of Tascam and our rAVe […]

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Repackaging InfoComm

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Well another InfoComm has come and gone, and another Las Vegas record was set this year with over 38,000 attendees at the 2016 show. By attendance alone, you’d have to agree that the show is as healthy as ever. The InfoComm show is an amazing place to connect with industry peers, showcase new products to […]

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Can There Finally Be a “New UCC Mindset?”

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To refresh the memories, when entering the UCC Pavilion at InfoComm 2016 this is what you were witness to: Videoconferencing and telepresence systems Remote worker / teleworker technologies Cloud services Unified communications and collaboration technologies Networked interactive whiteboards Unified communications as a service (UCaaS) providers Videoconferencing as a service (VCaaS) providers Managed services providers Collaboration […]

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InfoComm from Afar

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And… one more quick one post-InfoComm post. For the second consecutive year, family obligations kept me away from the big show. Last year it was my lovely bride’s recovery from major back surgery; this year was a more joyous occasion as my son graduated pre-school (and yes, this is important; another tradeshow will always come, […]

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My Annual Video Interview (& Booth Tour) with Visix’ Sean Matthews

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In addition to talking about the new gear from Visix at InfoComm, Sean Matthews, Visix’ President, took me on a booth tour! Visix launched paper-white ePaper signs that are batter operated (and color), room signs that can use Android tablets, an augmented reality mapping program that’s super-impressive and a hand-held digital signage player. If you […]

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Our InfoComm Coverage Is BIG-TIME, Includes Over 1650 New Product Videos!

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This year at InfoComm, we shot over 1650 new product videos, recorded over 60 podcasts, we debuted rAVe [TV] with over 40 new TV show (featuring one-on-one interviews with rAVe’s very own Joel Rollins), we took over 300 show floor photos, we live-streamed over 90 times from the show floor using Facebook LIVE and Periscope, […]

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Getting Close

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This month, I take a quick break from writing about ITIL. Why? Well, it is June and in the AV world that means InfoComm. We all know that InfoComm is the closest that all of us AV people get to a national holiday.  I won’t be in Vegas this year but will be watching intently […]

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A Locksmith, a Monkey and the Oldest Profession: On Disruption

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While I’m not attending InfoComm in meatspace this year, I’ve managed to flitter in and out of the show via Twitter, Periscope, Snapchat, etc. I’ll talk more about the experience of the trade show from afar, but today I’d like to discuss the keynote speech, a recent visit I made to my locksmith and what […]

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Bose Professional Debuts ShowMatch DeltaQ Array Loudspeakers for Installs

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Bose Professional launched its new ShowMatch DeltaQ array loudspeakers during the InfoComm 2016. Bose says that DeltaQ technology advances line-array loudspeaker design by allowing changes in directivity or “Q” for each module in the array to improve sound quality by better matching total array coverage to audience areas and distance, with improved phase coherency. ShowMatch […]

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Prysm Adds Enterprise-Wide Collaboration with Microsoft Applications

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To enhance the Prysm Visual Workplace, Prysm today announced an integration with Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Office 365. Using the OneDrive for Business API from Microsoft, Prysm has made it easy for customers to connect Prysm to their existing OneDrive for Business environments to make it a seamless experience for end users to access, […]

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InfoComm 2016 Officially the Largest on Record

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A record 1,000 exhibitors, including 211 new exhibitors, filled the Las Vegas Convention Center June 8-10 for InfoComm 2016, occupying 527,105 net square feet of exhibit and special events space — also a show record. Attendees registered for more than 12,000 seats at InfoComm University sessions throughout the week, more than double the number engaged […]

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Barco’s New Real-Time Analytics Platform for Retail Digital Signage Debuts

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Barco just launched InfiniSense, a real-time data analytics platform that collects, manages and applies real-time data for any place-based advertising endpoint. The intelligent sensors of the InfiniSense platform scan the environment and audience in a display’s direct environment. The anonymized audience data is analyzed in real time by the InfiniSense cloud-based analytics software to provide […]

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Two New Crestron DMPS3-4K Series Models are Designed for Small Rooms

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Crestron has expanded its line of all-in-one DigitaMedia 3-Series Presentation Systems with two new models designed specifically for single-display applications. The three DMSP3-4K models all feature a built-in Crestron 3-Series Control System, analog and digital AV switching, 4K scaler, and direct LAN connectivity with Crestron Fusion software for network management. Designed for small rooms, the […]

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Bose Professional Introduces ControlCenter Zone Controllers

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Bose Professional announces the introduction of its new ControlCenter zone controllers. The ControlCenter series is a set of remote controls for use with Bose FreeSpace amplifiers, PowerShare amplifiers, and ControlSpace processors. The three models are: ControlCenter CC-1, providing volume control; ControlCenter CC-2, offering volume plus A/B source selection; and ControlCenter CC-3, offering volume plus A/B/C/D […]

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