The Small World of AV

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Well, February has come around again and I am in the process of preparing for rAVe’s annual odyssey to the ISE show in sunny Amsterdam. As with any trip of this length (especially overseas), I begin with the technology items that I need to take with me for my podcasts, my videography, and my photography, […]

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rAVe Rental [and Staging] — Volume 9, Issue 11

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For all you regular reader of rAVe news out there, you may not realize this, but once a month we publish rAVe Rental [and Staging] an email newsletter packed with opinionated news and product stories about the ProAV industry, with a special focus on the rental and staging market. The most recent edition, Volume 9, Issue 11 includes the most recent […]

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Remote Cubed, Part 2: Interacting With Live Event Clients via Videoconferencing

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Last month, we talked about the growth of remote meeting, videoconferencing, collaboration and support applications, especially in the installation portion of our industry. One of the things that I asserted in that column was that it was time that these applications came into general use in the rental and staging portion of our industry. I […]

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Remote Cubed: A Remote Chance of Remote Support for Remote Events

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Over the last few years, a revolution in teamwork and technical support has taken place in the installation portion of our industry. Once network ports began appearing on the equipment that we sold, remote administration, remote monitoring and remote support all became possible, but it really has taken a couple of years to convince clients […]

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On Privacy, Convenience and Pirate Scanners

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Last week, I returned from InfoComm. It was the usual manic event, with the usual results. 39,000 people crowded the aisles to see products and services from over 400 suppliers. Many, many of us took the opportunity to rub elbows with our peers from around the world, increasing the sale of beer and soft drinks […]

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HARMAN Acquires Networked AV Company SVSi

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HARMAN International announced today that it has acquired SVSi, a maker of networked AV products, which will be incorporated into HARMAN’s AMX brand. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, SVSi manufactures and sells products for delivering a AV over an IP network. Included among these is a full range of encoders and decoders, windowing/wall processors, an audio […]

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My InfoComm14 So Far

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So I have to say that InfoComm14 has been much different so far than my past InfoComm shows. I came in on Sunday and reported to my booth to be assigned some set-up duties. I actually hung an interactive whiteboard and interactive short-throw projector in the booth with minimal injury to myself (a huge victory) […]

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Home Again After ISE 2014

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I arrived home last night after a whirlwind day of post-show meetings and goodbyes in Amsterdam. Now, with a profound case of jet-lag, I am sitting down with all my notes and recordings to put this year’s show into some perspective. First, however, let me say something about the effort in which I was fortunate […]

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