Learn How to Handle Unique Digital Signage Installs

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Digital signage has gone from simple 2×2 video walls to monstrous installations in any shape you can imagine, but the unlimited possibilities can make for frustrating installs. On an April 6 LAVNCH & LEARN, Megan A. Dutta will be joined by Mark Coxon and Ryan Reviello to discuss the best practices for handling unique digital signage installations. “I’m excited […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 7: How Farisa Ahmed Launched Her Career and Considers Barry Grossman a Mentor

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This time, I have a conversation with Farisa Ahmed and Barry Grossman — plus, I’m joined by a guest co-host, Mark Coxon, to discuss workforce development in Episode 7 of Alexis AV Talk. While attending a monthly industry meeting, Barry made himself available as a resource for anyone interested in learning more about the audiovisual industry. Farisa introduced herself and […]

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HD Distributing Hires Mark Coxon As Western Regional Sales Director

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HD Distributing just hired Mark Coxon as its new Western regional sales director. Coxon will manage the HD sales efforts in the Western region, with an emphasis on the direct-view LED market.   Coxon will be responsible for driving revenue and increasing awareness across all of HD Distributing’s LED-focused solution set. He will also oversee rollouts […]

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Selling AV — Episode 119: Selling (Your) AV (Company): an Interview With Jay Myers

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I sit and talk to Jay Myers about his book “Rounding Third and Heading Home: The Emotional Journey of Selling My Business and the Lessons I Learned Along the Way.” Jay shares lessons he learned over the 22 years he spent building his AV business, eventually resulting in a sale to the world’s largest integrator. […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: The ProAV Day Roundup

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Within the amazing evolution of AV this past year, we’ve seen new solutions along the lines of UCC, digital signage, dvLED, projection, voice/gesture control and so much more. What will be the keys to 2021 success? Preparation, connection and agility, Rich Ventura of Sony said as he joined the LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 welcome segment to […]

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Gary Explains Why You Should Attend LW3, Unofficially Gives Us a Tour of rAVe’s Office and ‘Star Wars’ Decor

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As I hope you’ve now heard, LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 — three full days of exceptional AV, UCC and Digital Signage-focused education slash content slash thought leadership offering AVIXA CTS RUs — is happening next week. Taking place Feb. 9-11, LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 (what we sometimes like to shorten to LW3 when character counts are tight) […]

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Selling AV — Episode 114: Considering Environmental Factors in Your AV Designs

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The look, feel, and workflow a space needs to provide are not always easily found on the floor plan. This week, I answer a question from Graham Kirkpatrick on how to better align our systems with furniture, fixtures, and equipment  to create efficient and cohesive designs. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Tech Talk: “Using AV to Trigger Biology” with Mark Coxon — The Blog Version

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In the greater context of AV systems and design, Mark Coxon asked in his Tech Talk presentation for LAVNCH WEEK today, “Why do we bother with all this stuff?” There’s no ONE answer to using audio and video to tell a good story. So how do we do it? Turns out a lot of the […]

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Nature, Nurture and Legacy Spaces: The Problem with Design

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So, unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve seen hundreds of posts about remote work, video conferencing and collaboration in the last few days. The craziness of today’s events has forced companies to adopt video conferencing and remote collaboration solutions on a scale that we haven’t seen. Some think that this bodes well for the […]

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Five Ways to Keep Your Integration Business on Track

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If you’re like me, you’ve seen a slew of articles about “opportunities” for the AV industry during the current pandemic.  Most of these are marketing pieces, meant to promote a manufacturer’s products or to promote services by addressing the fear, uncertainty and doubt that is part of the current Zeitgeist. Work form home solutions and […]

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Co.Lore (Company Lore) Stories Through Space: Episode 3: David Dewane and the Fun Palace

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Sometimes you read an article that makes you say “I need to interview that person!”  Well this was that article and David Dewane was that person. Tune in to hear some amazing thoughts and ideas on people, space, and today’s modern workplace. Cedric Price’s Fun Palace concept is here as well- http://www.interactivearchitecture.org/fun-palace-cedric-price.html

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Wireless USB and My Take on the HRT Huddle Hub

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A couple months ago, I saw a post from Liberty AV on social media. It showed a picture of a device that seemed to wirelessly share a laptop to a larger display. There are a lot of devices that allow someone to share their screen wirelessly to a display — Barco ClickShare, Crestron Air Media, […]

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Why Everyone Has “as a Service” Wrong — Including (and Especially) AVaaS

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After writing a couple blogs in 2017 about the equally loved and hated potential of “as a Service” (aaS) models to take off in AV, I took a break for a while and watched as the industry discussed the idea. If you missed my original posts on this, you can catch up here: AV as […]

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Cloud-Based Interop: It’s Finally How It Should Have Been… Or Is It?

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Earlier this month at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced that soon Microsoft Teams, the company’s web based video meeting and productivity applications, would be natively compatible with Zoom and later WebEx. If you missed this part of the story, rAVe founder Gary Kayye wrote about it here and it’s been a very popular article, especially in […]

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