How Much Marketing Budget for AV Firms

How much budget should AV industry companies allocate towards marketing to the house of worship vertical? The answer is likely a surprise for any company that’s not spending on this >$1B annual spend segment of the overall AV industry. In 2018, the American Marketing Association, in partnership with Deloitte and Duke University, published the bi-annual […]

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The Vertical Market Customer Buying Journey

Helping prospects and clients inform themselves during their customer buying journey is not a one-size-fits-most process due to the exponential growth of online search. Instead of manufacturers and systems integrators publishing generic product features, benefits and specifications, today’s influencers and decision-makers are searching for how products work in their unique vertical markets and applications. To […]

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Why Digital Signage Works

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST via MVIX Why digital signage? Because it has immediate appeal as a way to connect businesses with people, whether it’s employees, customers, patients, students or visitors. What social media was a few years ago is what digital signage is now i.e. it is a tool that businesses are fully adopting. […]

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The Results of the AV Industry’s Only Future of Collaboration Survey Are In!

Last month, we partnered with Almo Pro AV to create a comprehensive survey that asked you the AV community — users and integrators — to tell us what the state of the BYOD (bring your own device) and collaboration (insert your own definition here) market is. The results? Most importantly, nearly everyone in the AV market […]

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Infographic: 2017 Collaboration, BYOD and Huddle Space Trends

The terms BYOD, collaboration and huddle space have become widely used in the AV industry over the past year. There are countless articles on how collaboration is essential to innovation and how more and more companies are making the investment in creating spaces where employees can easily collaborate. But we wanted to know exactly how […]

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rAVe [Infographics]: The History of the Projector

Ever wonder how this entire industry got started? Some argue it was the speaker, and others says it was the projector that kick-started the AV Industry, as we know it today. We’ll take a look at the speaker later this summer, but for now, let’s look at the history of the projector — rAVe [Infographics] […]

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Barco’s Meeting Survey Finds When Technology Doesn’t Work, We ALL Get Stressed — Duh?

A week or so ago, I received a press release from Barco about a survey they did — it started, “9 in 10 office workers experience seriously elevated stress levels when dealing with troublesome technology during meetings.” Duh, right? Well, did you know that everyone’s stress level goes up when tech doesn’t work right — not just […]

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Our Solid State Illumination Survey Shows Most AV’ers Would Buy It

Last month, Christie funded the industry’s first ever Solid State Illumination Survey. We wanted to know who knows what and who is buying it. Solid state projection has only been around for three years (e.g., originally only LED-based projectors) and originally only available from two manufacturers. But over the last year, nearly every major brand […]

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INFOGRAPHIC | Solid State Illumination

We recently distributed a survey to experts in the commercial AV industry to learn about their thoughts, knowledge and exceptions on the 3-year-new technology, known as solid state illumination. The infographic below displays technology’s position in the market and some of the challenges the market faces with the new projection technology. Infographic Sponsored by: Christie

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[INFOGRAPHIC]: Wireless Connectivity Fueling the Latest Wave of the Audio Renaissance

At CES 2016 in Las Vegas we are sure to see that wireless connectivity is rapidly becoming a standard fit on a wide range of audio devices. This is a reaction to the consumer demand for both the playout of music from smartphones and from streamed music services such as Spotify. Futuresource research reveals that […]

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INFOGRAPHIC | Six Steps to Creating A Highly Collaborative Video Culture

After surveying over 800 business video conferencing users around the world, Polycom and Quocirca present the top six key things to consider when creating a highly collaborative video culture in an interesting infographic below.   The infographic originally appeared here.

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INFOGRAPHIC | Color Accuracy in ProAV

So, Is color important in systems? We asked our readers if color-accuracy was important to their clients – and to them. And, the responses may surprise you. Here’s an InfoGraphic explaining what we found out!

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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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The Future of Display Industry Trends- Survey Results

Recently, Display Central asked its readers their thoughts on some of the trends in professional and consumer display-based products. A survey was sent out containing ten questions; the original questions and answers along with comments can be found here. Many of the questions focus on display-based technology five years in the future and how respondents […]

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INFOGRAPHIC | The Future of Display Industry Trends

Display Central recently asked their readers about the trends in professional and consumer display-based products. The survey and answers can be found here. We have created an infographic detailing the questions and survey results – an insider’s look at the future of some display industry trends. If you have any questions, be sure to let […]

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INFOGRAPHIC | DLP vs. LCD Projector Preference

In the industry’s first-ever independent survey asking AV’ers which projection technology, LCD or DLP, they prefer, LCD has won in a big way. We will do this survey annually in the future, so we’ll see how it evolves over time. Have you seen our article on Sony’s new Laser Projection Technology? No? Well, you should read […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: What Trade Associations Are YOU a Part Of?

There are so many trade associations providing different services and different value for the industry. We wanted to know how our readers felt about them, which ones they were a part of, etc. Here’s what we learned!

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The Six Requirements for a Successful Tablet Kiosk Deployment

By Brad Hintze VP of Marketing, MokiMobility We just published a new tool to help in the successful planning and deployment of any tablet kiosk project, the Tablet Kiosk Vitals: Cheatsheet. This new cheatsheet covers everything you need for your tablet project, from start to finish. Download your copy here: Tablet Kiosk Vitals: Cheatsheet. The […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: July 2013 Projector Market Report

The July 2013 projector market report infographic. Brought to you by Spintix.  

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INFOGRAPHIC: Global Projector Market Q2 Research and Analysis

Here is the latest research and analysis of the global projector market in Q2 of 2013. Data provided by Futuresource Consulting. Infographics are proudly sponsored by Spinetix.

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INFOGRAPHIC: TV and Cable Usage of the AV Industry

Working in the AV industry, we are all so inundated with technology day in and day out. But, we wanted to know how the AV industry uses their TV and cable at HOME. This is what we learned.    

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PMA’s Tracking Service Shows Top-Selling Projector Models in June Include Epson, InFocus and Mitsubishi

PMA Research has posted its most recent Projector Tracking Service results to the “Top-Selling Projectors” area of their website and we’ve created an infographic to help you graphically see the Top 5. For more than 15 years now, PMA Research has collected monthly sell-through data from leading North American projector dealers, retailers, web resellers and […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: June 2013 Projector Market Report

The June 2013 projector market report infographic. Brought to you by Spinetix.  

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INFOGRAPHIC: Who Reads rAVe? (Based on our demographics survey results)

Over the past few months, we’ve been polling and surveying rAVe’s readers. Every so often, we want to do a little “check-in,” and see how things are going, but more importantly, see WHO is reading us. When you publish in internet land, it can often be difficult to connect with each reader to see who […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Read rAVe [Publications]

Welcome to the all new rAVePubs.com! We have been working on this site for the last few months and we are so excited to bring you an even bigger and better website to serve our industry. There are a lot of ways you can now read and interact with rAVe… this infographic gives you a […]

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PMA Releases April’s Projector Sales Reports

PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, has posted its most recent Projector Tracking Service results to the “Top-Selling Projectors” area of its website. For more than 15 years now, PMA Research has collected monthly sell-through data from leading North American projector dealers, retailers, web resellers and distributors. Its Tracking Service family […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Q1 2013 Projector Shipments

This infographic represents the Q1 2013 projector shipments for the AV industry.

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