Phenomenal Industries Announces New Soft Conferencing Product at InfoComm21

Dateline 10/29/21 Orlando, Florida Phenomenal Industries, known for announcing innovative products at Infocomm like OpenOffice 247365 in 2019 and ShareChair in 2018, has announced a NEW cross-platform soft conferencing product for InfoComm21. We at rAVe caught up with AVPhenom, president of Phenomenal Industries, who arrived at the show a couple of days late after an […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

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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ScanSource Gets Bundle Pre-Packaged Systems from Cisco, Oblong and LG

Oblong Industries announced today a new distribution agreement with ScanSource that includes integrating Oblong’s Mezzanine immersive collaboration bundled with LG displays and Webex Room Kit Series products from Cisco. Mezzanine joins the ScanSource line card with its entire product family, including the Mezzanine 600 Series for larger conference rooms and briefing centers and the Mezzanine […]

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New Huddle Room Collaboration Product to be Launched at InfoComm 2018

LAS VEGAS and RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CALIF., APRIL 23, 2018— Huddle Rooms and Collaboration are some of the hottest buzzwords in AV, and AVPhenom will be introducing a new Collaboration Product at Infocomm 2018. Over the last few years, huddle room and collaboration products like wireless screen sharing technologies have been some of the hottest new […]

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The ZOOM vs. WebEx Shootout

ZOOM just published, on their internal blog, a video-based shootout against WebEx. Rarely do you see public side-by-side comparisons where one company calls out their competitor, by name, as it’s considered, by many in marketing, to be a bad move. But, in this case, ZOOM doesn’t seem to care — and, of course, it’s probably well-known […]

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ClearOne Introduces UNITE 150 Professional PTZ USB Camera

ClearOne introduces the ClearOne UNITE 150 PTZ, a full high-definition, USB camera that designed for all room types and sizes. The UNITE 150 is compatible with PC-based applications in meeting rooms, such as Cisco Jabber and WebEx, GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Skype for Business, ClearOne’s Spontania and more. The camera rounds out the UNITE line, providing the balance of high-end PTZ features with an economical […]

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Cisco Debuts Spark Board and Spark Meetings

Cisco just launched two all-in-one, cloud-based products in Cisco Spark Board and Cisco Spark Meeting. Cisco says it invented Spark Board to clean up the conference-room chaos and connect physical rooms to virtual spaces. The Cisco Spark Board will be available in both 55” and 70” sizes. It’s basically a few products in one, including: A […]

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Remote Cubed: A Remote Chance of Remote Support for Remote Events

Over the last few years, a revolution in teamwork and technical support has taken place in the installation portion of our industry. Once network ports began appearing on the equipment that we sold, remote administration, remote monitoring and remote support all became possible, but it really has taken a couple of years to convince clients […]

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