Mersive Joins USAV Sponsorship Program

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USAV, a division of PSA, announced Mersive has been added to its sponsorship program. Mersive provides a technology platform for meeting collaboration for local and remote teams. The Solstice lineup supports various aspects of videoconferencing, content sharing, active routing and workplace analytics. This will expand USAV’s offerings for hybrid workplace solutions. “Adding Mersive to our […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Releases BYOM Solution to Pair ADECIA Microphone and Mersive Solstice

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Yamaha Unified Communications has another Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) partner room solution that pairs Yamaha’s ADECIA Ceiling Microphone and Speaker Solution and Yamaha UC Strategic Partner Mersive Technologies’ Solstice wireless collaboration system. When enabled with Solstice Conference, Solstice enhances meeting collaboration by adding content sharing along with agnostic room support for any PC-based videoconferencing […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: The ProAV Day Roundup

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Thursday’s LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 experience, ProAV Day, included an impressive set of presenters and products — even following an amazing day one, UCC Day, and day two, Digital Signage Day. Our talented host, rAVe Managing Editor Steph Beckett, introduced the day. What were you most excited to see on Thursday? 11 a.m. EDT: Here’s How […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: Digital Signage Day Recap

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Happy LAVNCH WEEK 4.0, AV pros and fans! This is my first time writing (and experiencing) a LAVNCH WEEK, and it’s been exciting, informative and FUN! In Leah’s words, LAVNCH WEEK events are “part digital-event experience, part virtual product-launch stage and part networking hub,” where we take a deep dive into the now and next […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: The UCC Day Roundup

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I’ve written live coverage for a lot of AV industry events over the years. But when last year rolled around, rAVe’s new concept, LAVNCH, reinvigorated my excitement to document live happenings in the industry. In fact, rAVe Managing Editor Steph Beckett reminded me in her LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 preview article that the agency developed the […]

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Mersive Technologies Expands Alliance Partnership Program to Include Huddly Cameras

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Mersive Technologies today announced that it has expanded its alliance partnership program to include Huddly cameras. This partnership combines Mersive Solstice, a touchless Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) room system, with Huddly’s meeting room camera. Mersive Solstice enables on-site users to host room-based meetings from their laptops, including sharing content to the room display and […]

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B-Tech BT7886 Mount Now Available for Mersive’s Solstice Pod

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Mersive Technologies’ Solstice Pod is an in-room collaboration platform, which enables users on any connected device to share, control and annotate content on displays. Users wishing to mount the Solstice pod will now be able to use the BT7886 from B-Tech — apparently an official mounting partner to Mersive — to secure the device in […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

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Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1013: Chris and Gary LIVE Debuts Oct. 22!

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Mersive’s founder, Chris Jaynes, and rAVe’s founder, Gary Kayye, will be together in a show exclusive to the LAVNCH & Learn platform to talk about … well … watch this. Then, register here: https://theraveagency.com/lavnch/register/mersive. Make sure to join Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. — IT. IS. LIVE.  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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A Secret Productivity Killer Called “Double Join” Haunts Most of Our Meetings – And We Deserve Better

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I’d never heard the term “double join” until a few months ago on a call with one of our board members, John Case, who is a great resource to talk with if you’re researching the world of video conferencing. John spent a long time at Microsoft building the Office 365 product family and now puts […]

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Mersive Technologies Announces Solstice Active Learning and Solstice Cloud

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Mersive Technologies announced Tuesday the release of Solstice Active Learning and Solstice Cloud (aka Kepler). These products expand upon Solstice’s wireless content-sharing platform by providing software-based video routing for multiscreen environments and cloud-based management and analytics for administering global Solstice deployments. Mersive’s Active Learning solution brings collaboration to the forefront of the classroom experience by […]

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Mersive’s Solstice Integrates Signagelive

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Mersive’s Solstice has integrated Signagelive to manage digital signage content while your meeting room or huddle space display is not in use. Simply replace your Solstice default image content with Signagelive’s Browser player URL and publish content using the comprehensive features included. With no additional hardware, Signagelive’s Web Content Licence can be used to deliver […]

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This Is What Disruptive Looks Like

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As part of my quest to better understand the UC/AV space – I’ve been reading a lot of research reports. This week I put two reports together to realize something pretty interesting: The professional video cable market is predicted to reach revenues of $2 billion by 2024. If you sell cable to the enterprise – […]

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More Control Plugins Released by QSC for the Q-SYS

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QSC has announced the availability of the latest round of Q-SYS Control plugins, offering native control integration of some of today’s most popular meeting room endpoints with the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Now available through the Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software, these plugins offer configuration and management capabilities for the following devices. Viewsonic […]

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AVI-SPL Opens NY Metro Office, Focuses on Telling Story of Company, Employees, Partners

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AVI-SPL officially opened their NY Metro Office in Lyndhurst, New Jersey today and rAVe was there to cover the launch event! The 20,000 square foot facility supports around 100 employees across sales, support, finance, project and fabrication teams. Not only is the office home to conference rooms, open-office seating, executive offices and a lobby gathering […]

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New Carousel Digital Signage Player Allows for Cloud Signage

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Carousel Digital Signage has extended player support for Carousel Cloud, its recently-introduced subscription-based SaaS platform, to Mersive Solstice wireless displays and BrightSign media players. Previously only available for Apple TV devices, Carousel Cloud users now have a choice of three suppliers for content playout to suit their requirements and preferences. Now shipping, Carousel Cloud brings […]

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Mersive Adds Miracast Screen Mirroring Support and New ADA-Feature to Solstice

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Mersive Technologies today announced support for Miracast screen mirroring on its Mersive Solstice wireless collaboration solution. With this addition, Solstice users can now wirelessly share content on all major operating systems -Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS. The Miracast screen mirroring protocol is a growing industry standard. It was ratified by the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2012 […]

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Mersive Technologies Launches Cloud-Based Software for Meeting Analytics and Room Monitoring

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Mersive Technologies today announced Kepler, a cloud-based software tool that centrally monitors Solstice-enabled meeting rooms to provide powerful analytics on user collaboration and room utilization. These insights empower organizations to optimize their common spaces for greater usability, productivity and ROI. By collecting data from Solstice Pods installed in meeting rooms and huddle spaces, Kepler provides […]

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Mersive Announces Release of Solstice Kepler for Enterprise Workspace Analytics and Solstice Pod Enhancements

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Mersive Technologies is announcing the release of Solstice Kepler, a cloud-based, enterprise workspace analytics solution as well as other enhancements to the award-winning Solstice platform. Solstice Kepler will add a whole new dimension to workspace planning and optimization by providing key insights on how meeting rooms and team spaces are used. Kepler allows AV and IT teams to view […]

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Mersive Selects ISE to Debut Meeting Analytics Engine

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Mersive Technologies announced that it will launch at ISE a new cloud-based room monitoring and meeting analytics service. Mersive (Booth 14-N130) will also unveil room scheduling, expanded language support and further new features to its Solstice Pod wireless collaboration solution. Mersive Solstice brings unlimited collaborative content sharing to ordinary meeting and education spaces, transforming how top organizations work and […]

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Back to College — Team Engagement Lessons for the Corporate Enterprise

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Productivity and engagement, collaboration, team cohesion – these are all topics that are important to a company’s success. These topics have come into focus as corporate enterprises look to adapt their culture to the ever-increasing millennial demographic. I’ve met with several Fortune 100 companies who understand that rigid company hierarchy, top-down management, and traditional meeting-driven culture […]

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What Does Market Disruption Really Look Like?

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You may have noticed it has been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy holding onto my proverbial hat as the collaboration market has gone from rapid growth to full explosion. I’ve been spending my time trying to understand how technology-based collaboration should evolve as our customers envision the future of their workplaces. […]

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Captured at #ISE2016 Part 2: The Show

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In Part 1 I explained that I’ve previously written blogs capturing Twitter and Facebook moments at InfoComm 2015, InfoComm Connections in NYC and other trade shows. This time I decided to do a “4000 mile” social media view of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam – the AV industry’s largest trade show event which takes place […]

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Forget Netflix – The Fifth Generation of Wireless Is About Connecting Everything

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I was on the phone last night with a colleague (who prefers to remain nameless) from the computer networking world. He’s both a scientist and an engineer I respect, so when the conversation turned to the future of wireless media and the wireless network in general, I grabbed a pen. We discussed the implications of […]

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Mersive Finally Does Android Mirroring on Solstice

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Mersive has added Android mirroring on their Solstice wireless presentation and BYOD collaboration system. Dubbed the Solstice Pod, the newest addition to the Solstice wireless presentation and collaboration product line combining Solstice Software with an Android-based hardware platform to create a wireless media streaming solution for collaboration in meeting rooms and classrooms. Both Solstice Software […]

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Mersive Announces Solstice Pod and New Pricing

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Mersive today announced the newest addition to its product line, the Solstice Pod, a wireless media collaboration system for meeting rooms and classrooms. Priced at $799 for the Small Group Edition (SGE) version and $999 for the Unlimited users version, the Solstice Pod is being marketed as an all-inclusive collaboration solution for any meeting space […]

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Activity Based Working: Enterprise Adopts Collaborative Models From Education

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In today’s new global economic state, many companies are looking to improve their bottom line through efficiency gains, productivity tools, and collaboration as opposed to more traditional models of market growth. Large companies are now seriously re-thinking just about everything in their business processes. In the quest to make a workspace more productive, almost nothing […]

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Software: The Next Opportunity for AV Resellers

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Software always eats hardware. What do I mean by that? Just that expensive and proprietary hardware evolves into software running on commodity platforms. This phenomenon is now happening with increasing speed in AV — and it’s a great opportunity for AV resellers. It’s a chance to leverage software for ease of use, deeper integration of […]

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InfoComm Offers a Plethora of Collaborations Solutions

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Practically everyone now offers a collaboration solution was the clear take away from my recent visit to InfoComm 2014. From telecons to document sharing; from video calling to video conferencing; solutions in all shapes and sizes could be had. I met with a number of companies at InfoComm and learned about many solutions, but clearly […]

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