InfoComm: Ask Now, Hear Your IoT Questions Answered at the InfoComm 2015 Keynote


By Nermina Miller InfoComm International Something I read earlier this year in a blog post by our Executive Director and CEO Dave Labuskes stuck with me. He talked about moving away from “commoditized technology” delivery and instead “enabling directional shift” for the customer. Indeed, today’s solution design is driven by user experience (UX) and not […]

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Iconyx Tames the Venetian’s Vast Palazzo


Garfield, NJ – May 2015… The Venetian is a busy event and reception facility with a well-established reputation as the venue of choice in Northern New Jersey for weddings and other formal events. The hall’s majestic décor, with its marble walls and flooring, is truly impressive in its grandeur. That same architecture has also long […]

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Mersive Publishes ‘The Truth about Meeting Culture’ Survey Results


Denver, Colorado Productivity and meetings should go hand-in-hand, but a new survey reveals that is not the case. Seventy-two percent of meeting-goers reported they felt half or less than half of their business meetings are productive. The Truth about Meeting Culture, a survey released by Mersive, reveals that the trends driving effective meetings are content sharing and mobility. […]

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Extron XTP Now Does Long Haul 4K Video Extension Over Fiber


Extron has added fiber optic products to the XTP Systems family. The new XTP 4K Fiber input and output matrix boards, transmitters and receivers enable long haul extension of 4K video, multi-channel audio, bidirectional control, and Ethernet over one fiber optic cable. The XTP CP Fiber 4K I/O boards and XTP 4K Fiber extenders are HDCP‑compliant, and […]

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Videotel Unveils Elevate Interactive Digital Signage Solution


Videotel’s new Elevate allows users to lift or elevate an item or product from a weight/scale sensor with an illuminated platform that triggers and displays relevant video content to create an interactive playground for any audience. The four new solution revelations revolve around technologies that a VP71 digital signage player into an interactive playground, allowing […]

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NSCA Forms Member Advisory Council to Help Integrators Address Challenges


NSCA has announced the formation of its Member Advisory Council, a group of professionals from within the systems integration industry who can share insights and best practices with NSCA members based upon their real-life experiences and knowledge. The Member Advisory Council (MAC) provides NSCA members direct access to business coaches with decades of professional practice […]

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AV Insider — Episode 41: Peachtree Audio


Jim Spainhour, product development at Peachtree Audio, speaks to host Johnny Mota about two-channel audio, using a tube buffer stage in integrated amps, quality computer audio components, and what to expect when purchasing any product from Peachtree. All this and more on this episode of AV Insider. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Harmonic Names Xiaojun Dou to Role of Managing Director of China Sales


SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 4, 2015 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Xiaojun Dou as managing director of China sales. In his new role, Xiaojun will provide strategic direction for Harmonic’s business in China and lead the company’s China sales team in executing strategies key to meeting […]

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Shomi The Money


  This blog will likely be of little interest to readers in the USA, but I’ll take shelter in the fact that rAVe is an international publication. Up here on the frozen tundra of Canada, broadcasters are going hard in the paint to stymie their biggest rival, Netflix. It’s a complicated situation, because our biggest […]

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Good AV Episode 2: The Ladies of BTX: What’s Trending in AV Tech


This month, I have the pleasure of engaging two smart ladies representing rAVe sponsor BTX in a fun conversation about what is happening in AV technology. If you want to know how you should prepare for the years to come, then you will want hear the insight they’ve gained from years of listening to clients […]

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KUBI Turns iPad into Robotic Telepresence Platform


Revolve Robotics today announced KUBI Video 2.0 — the latest version of its video collaboration app for its flagship KUBI telepresence platform. Japanese for neck, KUBI is a robotic cradle plus app for tablets that is basically a telepresence solution. KUBI leverages the consumer conferencing capabilities of tablets by introducing a robotic platform or cradle […]

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Audinate Brings Dante to NewTek’s TalkShow


Portland, OR January 29, 2015 – Audinate, developers of the industry-leading Dante™ media networking solution, and NewTek, makers of cutting-edge tools for audio/video production, have joined forces to bring high performance network audio to the NewTek TalkShow video calling production system.  NewTek is using Dante Virtual Soundcard to deliver flawless digital audio from Skype to […]

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Terra Speakers expands facilities, capacity and workforce


Brunswick, Maine – Terra Loudspeakers, the Maine-based premier US manufacturer of all-climate high fidelity loudspeakers, has expanded it manufacturing facility and adding staff to bolster its sales and marketing reach. To accommodate demand, the Brunswick-based company has doubled its production facilities and staff. After 15 years, the company is also updating its products and expanding […]

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Our 2014 Year-In-Review Video is Out!


One of the most anticipated videos we produce, annually, is our Year-In-Review video where we take a look at everything that shaped the year in ProAV, Home AV and Digital Signage. Well, without further delay, here it is – the official debut of rAVe’s 2014 Year in Review – watch it as you very-well may […]

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PMA Research: Home Projectors Up 25 Percent


PMA Research says, for the full year 2014, sales of home projectors are expected to surge by 25 percent over 2013. While this past summer’s World Cup contributed meaningfully to that growth, increased affordability, connectivity and versatility of home projectors played pivotal roles in driving growth throughout the entire year including a strong holiday season. […]

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Goodbye to 2014


By David Danto IMCCA As the end of the year is quickly approaching it’s time for me to write my holiday blog for the IMCCA. Three years ago I wrote some funny New Year’s resolutions for our industry. Two years ago I focused on some funny predictions. (Remember the one about the entire country of […]

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HARMAN’s JBL Intros New Intellivox 380 Series Loudspeakers


HARMAN’s JBL Professional group is launching its Intellivox 380 Series in the form of three loudspeaker models: the DC380, DS380 and DSX380. The flagship model in the Intellivox 380 Series is the DSX380, which features complex room-molding DDS Beam Shaping. This technology molds the coverage to match the requirements of rooms that have multi-faceted listening […]

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Tales from the Front of the Toshiba 2014 LEAD Conference


The 2014 Toshiba LEAD conference in Dallas was great, and we’re glad rAVe could come and cover it again this year. It was my first time venturing into the strange world of Managed Print Services (MPS) and seeing how Toshiba ties AV into its business model. For those unfamiliar with this gathering, the show is primarily aimed at […]

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