What I Accomplished at InfoComm 2021 — Part 1

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This is part 1 of a series discussing the power of the relationships you can make at an in-person trade show. After attending InfoComm 2021, I decided to write about my experience. Enjoy! I have been attending/participating in trade shows for a very long time in every industry I’ve been part of (film/video production, data […]

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Experiencing InfoComm 2021 

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The community finally came back together in Orlando, but how did it go? Everyone went into InfoComm 2021 unsure of what they would experience. When I spoke to attendees before this year’s show, many of them didn’t know who would or wouldn’t be attending, what new technology would be available to see and how the […]

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InfoComm 2021: Connect, Learn and Celebrate the Industry’s Resilience

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InfoComm 2021 welcomed the ProAV industry back together Oct. 22-29 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. “InfoComm is the home for commerce, networking, and learning in the AV industry,” said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, CEO of AVIXA. “It was incredible to be back in person and play host for AV professionals […]

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My First InfoComm

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Each year, thousands of AV professionals gather together for InfoComm in either Las Vegas or Orlando. The show can feel like a giant reunion for your AV family, with networking events galore, new products to explore and classes to attend. #AVtweeps will proudly tell you how many years they’ve attended the show. But what about […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1075: Here’s the Status of the AV-over-IP Standard

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Many people don’t know that there is actually a “proposed” AV-over-IP standard, called IPMX, that’s moving through the process of becoming an “adopted standard” for ProAV. Developed from SMPTE 2110 and managed by the AIMS Alliance, IPMX already exists. Also, a company called Macnica has a reference board, dubbed the MPA1000, that you can buy today — and, […]

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rePLAY: Featuring My Must-See Products From InfoComm 2021

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It has been 18 long months since we last met in person for an InfoComm show. It’s no secret that rAVe takes hundreds of product videos at every trade show; it’s one of the things we’re known for! We were so excited to head to Orlando for this year’s InfoComm 2021 and see all the new tech […]

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Steph Says: InfoComm Day 2 Thoughts

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Hi, everyone! This is a continuation of my short wrap-up articles about the different things I like, see and experience from the three days of InfoComm 2021. So if you couldn’t come down this year, sit back, relax and have fun reading about the things I say stick out. Socializing Continued As I said in my […]

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Sara Potecha Headlines AVIXA Women’s Council Breakfast

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Sara Potecha headlined the annual AVIXA Women’s Council Breakfast at InfoComm 2021. Potecha, a well-known author and speaker, examined how being “pressed” leads to two different roads, one where we become stressed, repressed, unimpressed and downright depressed — or one where we learn to decompress, reimagine, recover and, in time, become irrepressible. During the breakfast, […]

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Jetbuilt Hosts Press Event, Details Various Language Options for ‘Proposal Presentation’ at InfoComm 2021

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Jetbuilt, a provider of AV sales and project software, reiterated its global initiative with a press event held at InfoComm 2021. The company will soon begin to offer proposal presentation in various languages (and says this will be followed by adding more languages within the application soon). The company says 25% of its user base […]

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Steph Says: InfoComm Day 1 Thoughts

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Hi, everyone! It’s so crazy to think about how it’s been so long since our last InfoComm. My very first one was in 2016, so you can imagine how excited I was to fly back down to Orlando for a week. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to write some short wrap-up articles about […]

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Tweeting-Up with #AVTweeps at InfoComm 2021

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On Wednesday, Oct. 27, InfoComm 2021 attendees gathered in Room W310 for the 10th annual Tweetup, an event where AV professionals who chat on social media can meet IRL (that’s internet speak for in real life). “Clearly this year’s InfoComm is very different than previous years, but we were excited to host #AVTweeps at our […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1072: Check Out Draper at InfoComm 2021!

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Not only will Draper be exhibiting at InfoComm 2021 this week but, the company will be heading there with two new product lines for you to see and touch! Gary was joined by Draper’s Randy Reece, who talked Foundation and Acumen. The Foundation Mounting System is aimed at dvLED installs and includes an innovative and rugged design, a complete side-trim option and […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1071: Get Ready to See eGlass and HoverCam at InfoComm 2021!

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Prepare to be impressed with this real-time demo here on today’s videocast! In booth 3943, you’ll get to see the eGlass LightBoard) along with HoverCam’s new products and technology. And, Gary was joined by director of marketing Bayley Pierson on today’s edition of his Rants & rAVes podcast for a real-time demo. WATCH THIS and be impressed. In case that […]

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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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