Rants & rAVes — Episode 1127: Here’s Everything Sony Has Planned for InfoComm 2022


Sony wasn’t at InfoComm 2021, so this will be the first time most of us will see the new CLED B- and C-Series LEDs, its new BRAVIA digital signage displays — including the new 100” LCD, and a plethora of new projectors for classrooms, meeting rooms and even larger spaces. Sony’s Rich Ventura joined Gary on the latest pre-InfoComm videocast […]

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Sony’s In-Person AV Tech Expo Did Not Disappoint


I took my third business trip post-vaccination today and headed up to New York City for Sony’s first-ever AV Tech Expo at its 25 Madison Ave. location. I’d say it was worth the masking, walking and mouth-sweating (inside the mask). The expo was primarily focused on the new B (for high-brightness) and C (for high-contrast) […]

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Sony Hires Rich Ventura to Lead B2B Strategy


Sony Electronics announced the appointment Monday of Rich Ventura as vice president of B2B for Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Professional Division. In this role, Ventura will provide insight, strategy and leadership to Sony’s display, remote camera and solutions product portfolio directly overseeing business and product management as well as all B2B marketing communications strategies. […]

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Digital Signage Expo 2018 to Present “How to Accurately Measure Digital Signage ROI”


Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced today that Richard Ventura, Vice President of Strategy for NEC Display Solutions, will present a session at DSE 2018 titled, “How to Accurately Measure Digital Signage ROI.”This general conference session is part the Digital Signage Fundamentals Seminar Program at DSE 2018 designed specifically for end users, AV professionals, systems integrators or anyone considering creating a digital communications network.To […]

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NYDSW: NEC Display Hosts New York Partner Showcase for 23rd Year, Demos Digital Signage Applications and Products With Partners


Last week during the New York Digital Signage Week, NEC hosted — for the 23rd year — its New York Partner Showcase. The event has grown over the years and today it showcases over 40 partner companies and over 90 different solutions at the SIR Stage 37. This year, however, instead of just having each […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with NEC


I have an annual video interview with NEC’s Rich Ventura as he’s THE expert at digital signage applications. So, he’s a plethora of information. We stood in front their giant 8K video wall made from 16 55” LCDs and talked about NEC’s new analytics system, their digital canvases and how they’ve morphed into the display […]

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The Digital Signage Federation Announces 2016 Board of Directors


The Digital Signage Federation (DSF) has announced the election of its new 2016 board of directors. Randy Dearborn, MGM Resorts International becomes the 2016 chairman and Ken Goldberg, CEO, Real Digital Media, the 2015 Chairman, will now head the past chairman’s Council. Moving into the vice chair role is, Richard Ventura, NEC Display Solutions and […]

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DSE Special: NEC to Launch Android OPS, 80″ Multi-Touch and 55″ Super-Ultra Narrow Video Wall Display at DSE


Gary caught up with Rich Ventura, Vice President Product Marketing and Solutions with NEC, this morning and he gave rAVe the scoop on everything that NEC is launching at the Digital Signage Expo in two weeks in Las Vegas. The three must-sees that he told us about were the company’s new 80″ multi-touch, its 55″ […]

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