Rants and rAVes — Episode 993: A Video Interview With the 2020 AVIXA Foundation Scholarship Recipients

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The 2020 AVIXA Foundation scholarship recipients joined Gary on his videocast today. Here’s your chance to not only meet them but also hire them! In fact, Esmeralda already has her Crestron Level 1 Programming Certification — hint, hint (ahem, Crestron). And both Iris and Adam potentially have only one more year before they become #AVtweeps! Watch and meet the future of AV. Finally, here’s a […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 992: SYNNEX Public Sector Collaborating with AV Channel to Create Solutions that Drive Business

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SYNNEX VP of Public Sector & Vertical Markets Ed Somers joined Gary on today’s podcast to talk about the AV channel’s opportunities during the pandemic. The two discussed how the distributor is working with manufacturers and engaging with resellers to find the right tools and solutions that drive business. From legislation and policies spinning out of […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 991: Are You Selling Healthcare AV Yet? You Should Be, So Attend SYNNEX’s Healthcare Event

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On July 8, SYNNEX is using the rAVe LAVNCH Platform to deliver a healthcare-based virtual event focusing on AV and UCC solutions that are not only helping the healthcare industry but also addressing healthcare issues in AV environments. The free event kicks off with a keynote from Sextant Group’s David Glenn. In this interview with SYNNEX’s own VP of […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 990: The Dave Labuskes Post-InfoComm 2020 Connected Interview

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AVIXA CEO Dave Labuskes joined Gary on his podcast today for a special video interview, not just about InfoComm 2020 Connected but also about the future of our industry. It’s a candid look at how far we’ve come over the last 90 days and where we’re headed — what are the opportunities for us, as […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 988: Need IT Expertise? NPower Has a Unique Way for You to Find It

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Alexis La Broi, of VER, introduced us to nPower last week and we decided to highlight the nPower program as part of today’s videocast. nPower creates pathways for launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. And, they focus on developing and teaching IT expertise. This provides AV integrators with an […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 921: Wayne Borg and His 4000 Lumen Casio XJS400UN Projector Is LED/Laser Leader

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Casio’s Marketing Manager, Wayne Borg, joined Gary via video today to show us how small his new 4000-lumen XJS400UN projector really is. It’s an LED/laser projector that’s spec’d to last 20,000 hours, and with 10 years of LED-based projection behind them, Casio’s specs are backed up with literally millions of solid-state projection installs. This native WUXGA (1920 […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | Extron’s Room Scheduler, an InfoComm Podcast and More!

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It’s Friday and time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Was it a busy week for you? In case you missed anything, every Friday we post the top need-to-know stories from the week. This week we are featuring new products from Extron, an InfoComm 2015 podcast and blog post from Corey Moss and more! A New Model […]

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A DSE Special Videocast: An Interview with Exponation President & COO Chris Gibbs About Digital Signage Expo

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The 12th year of the Digital Signage Expo kicks off next week in Las Vegas with over 200 exhibitors and the most education ever offered on digital signage in one place. I was joined on today’s videocast by the president and COO of Exponation (parent company of DSE), Chris Gibbs, who gave me a great overview […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | August 22, 2014

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It’s Friday and time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Here are some of the top stories we think deserve a second look from this week. Joel Rollins’ latest Crew Call column about opportunities to change the way large meetings work, blogger Lee Distad writes about how to talk to customers effectively, Sara Abrons published a blog […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: May 23, 2014

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It’s Friday once again. That means it’s the weekend and also time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Every week, we give you the top five or so stories from the week that you can’t miss or stories we think deserve a second look. This week’s news includes the Harman acquisition of AMX and a Rants and […]

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Video Rants and rAVe: All These Dang Connectors & HDBaseT vs. AVB

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Gary’s popular Rants and rAVe video series is back! You may remember that in 2011 and 2012, he produced some hilarious, some serious, but all educational videos that addressed subjects like the GreenAV movement, reasons to hire young people, how HomeAV is infiltrating the ProAV market and his disdain for 3D. All in all, over […]

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InfoComm Spotlight: rAVe’s THE GAME 4 Details – Play at Home/Work or While at InfoComm

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Thanks to our sponsors, Christie, Almo ProAV, Barco, Cisco, Panasonic, FSR, NEC and Visix, we will not only be sending over 25 reporters around the show floor shooting thousands of videos, blogging and reporting LIVE news, but we’ll also be playing PLINKO to find 16 Grand Prize Winners to play for the SMART Car. But, […]

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InfoComm Spotlight: All About Audinate and Why You Should Care

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Dante delivers something every audio professional needs: a no hassle, self configuring, true plug‐and‐play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols over both 100Mbps and 1 Gigabit Ethernet. Patent pending Dante technology distributes digital audio plus integrated control data with imperceptible latency, sample accurate playback synchronization, extreme reliability and high channel counts. In today’s […]

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InfoComm Spotlight: Do You Realize How Big the HOW Market Is?

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In today’s rANts and rAVe’s, Gary Kayye interviews rAVe HOW [House of Worship] columnist Anthony Coppedge to get an update on where the house of worship market is. And, he not only offers tools and tips for selling systems to churches and other houses of worship, but also explains the value proposition pitch to the […]

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InfoComm Spotlight: Sound Control Technologies to Demo RemoteCam3 with New Cisco Line

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Sound Control Technologies is one of those “glue” manufacturers that specializes in solving connectivity issues with remotely locating VTC cameras away from its accompanying CODECs — for both Polycom and Cisco. And, the company’s RemoteCam 2 and RemoteCam3 have become the industry defacto “standard” for accomplishing this. Both allow you to remotely located a VTC […]

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