Rants & rAVes — Episode 1070: Siemon at InfoComm 2021 — Cable Topologies and New Technologies

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In this videocast, Siemon‘s Dave Valentukonis discusses cable topologies — including why #AVtweeps should only use Cat6A UTP and above cabling solutions. Plus, he gives you a sneak peek of what you’ll see from the company at InfoComm in Booth 2021. Yes, you read that right … Siemon will be in Booth 2021 at InfoComm 2021 so you […]

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Renkus-Heinz Outlines New Products To Be Displayed at InfoComm 2021

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Renkus-Heinz will debut many of its new loudspeaker solutions for the first time at InfoComm 2021. Live demonstrations will be presented by Renkus-Heinz’s national sales manager Dudley McLaughlin, chief technology officer Ralph Heinz and product manager Brandon Heinz in Demo Room W222A in the West D Lobby. Attendees can join others from the Renkus-Heinz team […]

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How to Get Your Annual rAVe T-shirt If You’re Not Going to InfoComm!

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TL;DR? It’s simple — visit our rePLAY 2021 page and register! We’ll send you a free T-shirt just for doing so. Read on! For the last 11 years, we’ve given away over 100,000 T-shirts at InfoComm shows. Most of the coveted freebies have been given away via our gamification campaign of the show. This was started through […]

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Key Digital Outlines Products To Be Shown at InfoComm 2021

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Key Digital will be exhibiting its comprehensive line of products at InfoComm 2021 in Booth 2824. Key Digital presentation and display solutions include a range of HDBaseT switchers and extenders soft-codec-enabled to create a connectivity hub for USB cameras and mics, audio DSP and keyboard/mouse/touch screen extension. Connected computers interface with extended devices by way […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1069: Planar To Debut All Its New Displays at rAVe’s rePLAY and MicroPalooza

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Although Planar won’t be at InfoComm 2021, it will be participating in THE rAVe Agency’s rePLAY 2021 week (Nov. 2-4 2021), as well as holding its own six-city tour in November and December — (dubbed MicroPalooza) covering the entire U.S. Registration is free (but limited) and Gary was joined by Planar’s own Adam Schmidt and Steve Seminario to talk all about the tour (as […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1068: SDVoE Now Does 8K, Will Debut APIs at rAVe rePLAY 2021

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The SDVoE Alliance picked THE rAVe Agency’s rePLAY 2021 event — the week after InfoComm (Nov. 2-4 2021) — to not only launch 8K over the SDVoE ecosystem but the organization is also using rePLAY to show you how its new API works! Gary was joined by SDVoE’s Justin Kennington to talk about 8K, the API, Season […]

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5 Things to Know About Signal Routing/Switching Before InfoComm 2021

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Routing and switching is constantly evolving in ProAV — especially with the proliferation of faster internet, higher resolutions and more equipment added to the network daily. Ahead of the show, we spoke with InfoComm 2021 exhibitors to explore what signal routing/switching trends AV professionals should be aware of before they head to Orlando for the […]

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MSE Audio’s to Feature SoundTube, Rockustics, SolidDrive and Soundsphere Audio Solutions at InfoComm 2021

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MSE Audio’s SoundTube announced it will be at InfoComm 2021 in booth 2843 on Oct. 27-29, 2021. Displays will include IP-enabled products from SoundTube, along with Rockustics, SolidDrive and Soundsphere audio solutions. SoundTube will feature the IPD-Hub 2 Amplifier and STNet Switch II, enabling integrators to create a Dante-enabled audio system using SoundTube RVC-1 controls […]

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AtlasIED Highlights Products To Be Presented at InfoComm 2021

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AtlasIED announced that the new products introduced at InfoComm 2021 are fully stocked and are shipping from the company’s worldwide distribution centers. InfoComm 2021 attendees are invited to Booth #2311 to see AtlasIED’s Atmosphere platform as well as several new product introductions. Integrators can order most of the following InfoComm introductions today for timely delivery: […]

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Part 4: Simple Expectations of InfoComm 2021 — Just Relax

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In Part 1 of my “Simple Expectations of InfoComm 2021” series of blogs, I explained some of the elements of how InfoComm 2021 will be like no other InfoComm we’ve had in history — for OBVIOUS reasons. In part 2, I explained why showing only one product in your booth is critical to success at InfoComm […]

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MyCaseBuilder to Debut Custom Design and Printing Capabilities at InfoComm 2021

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MyCaseBuilder is debuting its new full-color custom printing capability at InfoComm 2021 in Orlando Oct. 27-29, 2021. MyCaseBuilder offers full-color printing directly on foam inserts and cases with branding and customization options. The company will exhibit its products and capabilities in Booth 5556. MyCaseBuilder’s capabilities allow companies to have their custom-cut foam printed with their logo or […]

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5 Things to Know About Pro Audio Ahead of InfoComm 2021

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The pro audio market is expected to grow from slightly over $4B In 2020 to over $5.5B by 2026, according to an August 2021 report. From hybrid conferencing solutions to explosive sound in arenas to immersive audio applications, there’s no limit to what this market can do. Ahead of the show, we spoke with InfoComm […]

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Conferences Need to Adapt to the New Normal

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Over the past couple of months, we have seen some in-person conferences begin to resume. The biggest in our industry, InfoComm, is coming up in just a few weeks. AVIXA has been very clear that unless it is told by authorities to cancel the show, the show will go on in person. Yet, there are […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1066: Yes, SpinetiX WILL Be at InfoComm 2021

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Few companies grew as much as SpinetiX did during the pandemic. Even fewer innovated as much. From the cloud-based ARYA to its new Live Agent feature, SpinetiX has a lot of new offerings to show attendees. In addition to bringing its new 4K players with PoE and Wi-Fi, SpinetiX will be using its booth (#2027) to […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1065: Absen Will Be at InfoComm 2021 With New Products!

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Yes, Absen will physically be at InfoComm 2021 with one of the biggest booths on the show floor, and, yes, the company will be launching new products. With the rise in virtual sets using LEDs and the move toward replacing LCDs with LEDs in meeting rooms, Absen is perfectly positioned for a big-time 2022. Gary caught up […]

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PPDS Confirms InfoComm 2021 Attendance With Business Updates and Announcements

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PPDS confirmed its participation in InfoComm 2021 with a series of business updates and new product and partnership announcements. The company will be located in Booth 3421. The exhibit event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, on Oct. 27-29, 2021. “After last year’s cancellation, we are delighted to be […]

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Checking In With InfoComm 2021 Attendees 

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After a year and a half of living on video calls and turning guest bedrooms into home offices, signs of a return to pre-pandemic working life are finally upon us. With InfoComm 2021 approaching, many have chosen to make the pilgrimage to Orlando to learn about the latest AV technology, trends, and of course, connect with other […]

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See You at InfoComm!

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If we’ve learned nothing else from this pandemic, we’ve certainly learned the importance of adaptation in the face of ever-changing circumstances. Like any crisis situation, countless times we’ve needed to quickly assess a situation, measure risks and make the best decision possible with the information available at that particular moment. Even once decisions were made, […]

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5 Things to Know About Digital Signage Ahead of InfoComm 2021

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Digital signage is poised for strong revenue growth, with a forecast of $32 billion in 2021, increasing to $44.7 billion in 2026, according to AVIXA’s 2021 Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis. With this in mind, it’s no surprise Digital Signage will be a major focus at InfoComm 2021. To start, AVIXA (producers of InfoComm), along […]

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iRoom to Show touchDock and touchDock Mini at InfoComm 2021

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iRoom, an Apple-certified iPad Docking and Smart Control Solutions manufacturer, released touchDock, a motorized docking station that fits all current iPad models. iRoom will show the touchDock and new touchDock Mini at InfoComm in exhibit booth #2211. Key Features: Available for all current iPads larger than 10.2 inches Mini is compatible with the iPad mini-Gen 3 […]

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5 Things to Know About Extended Reality Before InfoComm 2021

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Extended reality (XR) is cool, there’s no denying that. AV professionals should all want to get their hands on this technology and experiment with its possibilities. And not just for fun … it makes financial sense to do so. According to an August 2021 report by Market Research Future, the XR market was valued at […]

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5 Things to Know About UCC Ahead of InfoComm 2021

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With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing for much longer than anyone expected, it should come as no surprise that conferencing and collaboration is a major focus for AV professionals. According to one report, the unified communication and collaboration (UCC) market size is expected to grow from USD 67.4 billion in 2021 to USD 127.5 billion by […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1063: What’s Up With NanoLumens?

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NanoLumens invented curved and flexible LEDs — that’s its unique differentiation, too. But, in a sea of different LED providers, how does NanoLumens stand out? What are its other strengths? In this Rants & rAVes episode, Kurt DeYoung from NanoLumens tells you why he thinks you should consider this company first as your LED vendor. […]

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Black Box to Showcase Radian Flex Software and MCX G2 Series at InfoComm 2021

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At InfoComm 2021, Black Box will showcase solutions for modern, IP-based and 4K AV visualization and distribution. The company will highlight its portfolio of products and ProAV systems, such as video walls and digital signage technologies, in booth 2801.  Black Box’s Alan Kaye, director of AV engineering at Black Box, will also present “Reimagining Your Collaboration Space With AV” […]

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MAXHUB to Exhibit and Demo LED Wall Displays, Panoramic Cameras and More at InfoComm 2021

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MAXHUB will be exhibiting new products in booth #2543 at InfoComm 2021 in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 27-29. New products on display will include the Raptor Series LM220A18 Integrated LED Wall Display, the new M27 and G31 Series custom LED displays, the UC M30 4K 180-Degree Panoramic Camera, the UC S10 Conference Bar with Camera and […]

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Part 3: Simple Expectations of InfoComm 2021 — Use QR Codes

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In Part 1 of my “Simple Expectations of InfoComm 2021,” series of blogs, I explained some of the elements of how InfoComm 2021 will be like no other InfoComm we’ve had in history — for OBVIOUS reasons. In Part 2, I explained why showing only one product in your booth is critical to success at InfoComm 2021. Today’s blog is all […]

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In Latest Interview, Dave Labuskes Says He Is 99.999% Sure In-Person InfoComm Will Happen

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THE rAVe Agency’s own Megan A. Dutta, director of emerging markets at LAVNCH, virtually met with Dave Labuskes, CEO of AVIXA, to discuss the many recent cancellations of in-person events in the AV industry and the expectations around InfoComm 2021. As of Sept. 15, 2021, both NAB Show 2021 and Enterprise Connect have been canceled due to rising […]

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Part 2: Simple Expectations of InfoComm 2021 — Exhibit Only 1 Product

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In Part 1 of my “Simple Expectations of InfoComm 2021,” series of blogs, I explained some of the elements of how InfoComm 2021 will be like no other InfoComm we’ve had in history — for OBVIOUS reasons. And, my advice to exhibitors to help them maximize their ROI and reach the attendees well was simple […]

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InfoComm 2021 to Host D=SIGN Programs in October

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InfoComm 2021 will host D=SIGN, the digital signage conference, as two half-day programs on Oct. 26-27, 2021, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Produced in partnership with the Digital Signage Federation (DSF), the conference will explore the solutions, innovations and big ideas around digital signage. The trade show will feature a Digital Signage […]

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Part 1: A Simple Expectation of InfoComm 2021

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We’re fewer than 100 days from InfoComm 2021 week — the first InfoComm since 2019 and the first time two InfoComm shows will be in the same town two times in a row in over 20 years. I don’t think we need to review how and why we came to where we are with this […]

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