Rants and rAVes — Episode 1000: Gary’s 1,000th Podcast Guest Is Sara Abrons! Get to Know Her Here

August 13, 2020

When you hit a milestone like 1,000 — yes, Gary’s recorded 1,000 podcasts — you have to pick a special guest to celebrate it with you. So Gary picked his 16-year friend, colleague and partner, Sara Abrons. This is your chance to get to know Sara. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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July 8, 2020

I’ve worked for Gary for a long time — 16 years or so now, by far the longest of anyone else at rAVe. But the person who’s been there the second longest is our accountant, Kelly Johnson, who has been with Gary and me at rAVe for 12 years. She died Monday from complications of […]

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VIDEO: Eliran Toren of MSolutions Talks About Why Signal Testing Is So Important for 4K

September 9, 2019

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MSolutions Eliran Toren of MSolutions talks with Sara Abrons at InfoComm 2019 about why signal testing so important for 4K. He overviews the MSolutions MS-TestPro HDBaseT Tester which is a handheld HDBaseT signal tester that empowers the installer or integrator test an HDBaseT connection with built-in monitoring, logging and […]

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DSS Europe 2019 is in July and rAVe Will Cover It!

June 15, 2019

At this year’s Digital Signage Summit Europe, more than 30 experts will explore how the Digital Signage and Digital out of Home industry can create better customer experiences. THE rAVe Agency co-founders, Gary Kayye and Sara Abrons, are both speaking and will be reporting from the show and will post all the product videos and […]

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A Visit to Barcelona, ISE’s New Home (As of 2021)

July 23, 2018

This past week I was in Barcelona for ISE’s announcement that the show would move there icapitaln 2021 after 14 years in Amsterdam. We were under strict non-disclosure from telling anyone we had been invited there — we hadn’t been told what the announcement was, but it certainly wasn’t hard to guess — but then […]

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Anatomy of the Podcast – Part 2: AV Power Up (A Great Year in Review)

December 16, 2015

I pick up in Part 2 with the show that has certainly been a large part of my year in 2015, working with some of the best and most dedicated people I have ever come to know. When you talk about a team, the AV Power Up crew embodies that term – in fact so much […]

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What Does Success Look Like in 2019 for InfoComm?

November 24, 2015

“What does success look like in 2019 for InfoComm?” asks InfoComm Executive Director Dave Labuskes. This question is at the heart of InfoComm’s new strategic plan, which board members and employees are working hard on and expect to finalize and put into action sometime next year. The new strategic plan was a focus of Labuskes’ […]

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The ISE Show Floor as No One Else Saw It — At 2 AM!

February 27, 2014

rAVe Editor Sara Abrons took to the ISE 2014 Show in Amsterdam after midnight on Day 1 of the three-day ProAV and HomeAV extravaganza opened and shot several dozen photos of what the Amsterdam-based show looks like when only ghosts attend. Not a single soul was around when she shot these photos and it’s a […]

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Toshiba Enters the Digital Signage Fray, Will Basically Do Everything (Including Content)

November 21, 2013

Last week I attended a press event in Florida held by Toshiba in conjunction with the company’s LEAD 2013 End User conference. This conference is really geared to Toshiba MPS (Managed Printing Services) dealers. In case you are not sure what that is (I wasn’t), MPS dealers are basically the people that sell, service and […]

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THE WEEK – Episode 5: The WAVEs and Hurricane Sandy

November 5, 2012

Joel Rollins speaks with Jennifer Willard and rAVe’s Sara Abrons about Women in AV not being just for women — and they also discuss the effect of Hurricane Sandy on New York and the AV industry. Story Links: Sandy by Joel Rollins: www.ravepubs.com Please Help Our AV Friends by Jennifer Willard: http://bit.ly/Uu1vkd WAVE Demographics Survey: http://bit.ly/PriUN5 Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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rAVe Attends CEDIA Management Conference

March 15, 2010

By Sara Abrons, CTS Last week, I had the pleasure of attending CEDIA’s Management Conference in New Orleans, LA for the first time. I have to say… if you are a business owner, you should seriously consider attending this conference next year, if you aren’t already. Not only is it (the only?) business conference geared […]

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rAVe eNewsletters Announces rAVe Rental [and Staging]

August 29, 2007

30-Year Staging guru, Joel Rollins, to be Contributing Editor and Columnist Kayye Consulting, publisher of rAVe Pro and rAVe Home eNewsletters for the commercial and residential audiovisual channels, announces rAVe Rental [and Staging]. The new publication, to be published on the rAVe website and distributed via email in the same fashion as rAVe Pro and rAVe Home, will be […]

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