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

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

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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rAVe Partners with TASCAM for Podcasting Excellence

In June, InfoComm in Las Vegas saw rAVe Publications reporter, Johnny Mota, and podcasting partner, Victoria Barela, having fun, as usual. The two had set up rAVe [RADIO] podcast desk and were hard at work, creating podcasts from the show floor that featured interviews with a variety of exhibitors and attendees. Key to this year’s […]

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

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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Read This First: How to Get the Most from the rAVe InfoComm 2016 MicroSite

The 2016 version of InfoComm has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever — on our InfoComm 2016 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 you […]

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THE Best of InfoComm 2016 Awards are Announced

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

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

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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Miss Our Snapchat Stories LIVE from InfoComm?

When we started using Twitter back at InfoComm 2008, only 80 or so people in the ProAV market were even on the social media platform. Same with Snapchat earlier this month. The day before we sent our eBlast out saying we’d be broadcasting via Snapchat at InfoComm, there were only 160-some AV ‘Snapchatters.’ Well, we […]

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Our InfoComm 2016 Wrap-Up Video Launches

Each year, we produce a video-review of the InfoComm show — sort of an AV Geek music video! Well, it’s already ready and we’ve already posted it. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed shooting it! You may be in here, so watch below:

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The Science Behind the Technology – Part 1: An Interview with Dr. Roger Hajjar, Prysm

Months back, I had a conversation with an associate in the industry and told him about my blog concept of the science behind AV technology. As I have been one to create certain types of interview series’ on rAVe (My first series Disruptive Forces in AV/IT was back in April, 2014), I decided to create a new […]

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Repackaging InfoComm

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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Want to Learn How to Develop Products the Right Way? Ask Milestone AV

I am not sure there is a better example for how to design and market products right now in the ProAV market than how Milestone AV Technologies – parent company for Chief Manufacturing, Da-Lite, Vaddio, Sanus and Projecta — is doing it. I won’t bore you by going through each and every product case over […]

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My Interest in Podcasting, and Some Great Influences

For those who know me, they know I like to be serious and have a good time as well, and I always call the ratio 70/30 – you can guess which falls where (getting down to business is an entirely different story though). For those who know me in person or have listened to me […]

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Transforming the Industry at InfoComm 2016 : My Disruptive Top 10

For the third year at the show I picked my top 10 solutions, however this year I actually looked for a different angle – as in has disruptive become a worn out term in the industry? I asked around, on the verge of a social media game, to come up with that word to replace […]

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Can There Finally Be a “New UCC Mindset?”

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

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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Sony’s Canvas Display — Best of Show at InfoComm 2016?

I can’t really crown Sony’s CLEDIS display my best of show winner, as I have only been here one day and have not seen all the cool stuff yet – but this one will be hard to top. It truly is a new display category, as it is the first commercial product using a new […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview at InFocus

I had a chance to sit down with both Chief Marketing Officer Brady Bruce and CEO Mark Housley of InFocus at InfoComm this year. This is the first time both of them have done an interview tougher since InFocus acquired Jupiter Systems last year. We talked about their merger, the fact that they’re opening a […]

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

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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