eAV Power Hour Podcast

eAV Power Hour Podcast

Where business meets innovation

A powerful blend of Exertis Almo AV expertise, delivering business insights, trends, and knowledge directly to your ears. Listen on Spotify | Apple Podcasts | YouTube

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The Drone Dispatch | Debut: Introduction to Our Drone Resources

JUL 3, 2024 | Welcome to Drone Dispatch! Throughout this new series, your hosts Connor Smith and Matthew Callari discuss DJI and need-to-know information for Exertis Almo dealers. In this episode, Callari dives into what sets Almo apart from other distributors as well as the value Exertis Almo is able to provide to its customers. Tune in to learn more about our internal resources in the drone space, as well as other information about DJI's universal pricing policy. Exertis Almo takes pride in being the go-to trade-only commercial drone distributor in the industry.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1349 | Dan Smith of Exertis Almo Shares His Thoughts on the Second Half of 2024 Ahead of InfoComm Show

MAY 30, 2024 | Exertis Almo EVP Dan Smith joins me for one of the best podcasts ever. Dan reviews the industry’s successes and pitfalls within the first half of 2024 and tells us what we can expect for the second half of 2024. It’s a candid look at where we are as an industry and where we can expect to see product sales, services and the future of integration beyond 2025, too. Exertis Almo will be in booth W1912 at InfoComm 2024 and will highlight only new products at the show — watch for more!

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AV Antics | Avoiding Curdles: Making AV Projects Utterly Amazing

MAY 24, 2024 | In this episode of AV Antics, hosts Cory Allen and John Borns delve into the intricacies of making AV projects "utterly amazing" by embodying the essence of their customers' standards in each new project. During this insightful, must-watch conversation, Allen and Borns discuss the Exertis Almo mission to not just deliver exceptional installs, but to empower their customers to expand their business and thrive in the industry.

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Behind the Panel | Meet Dan Smith, Exertis Almo's EVP

MAY 21, 2024 | On this episode of Behind the Panel with Pat Booth, get to know Exertis Almo's EVP, Dan Smith. Learn how he got into AV, his breadth of experience in all areas of the business from working as an integrator, manufacturer, and distribution, and what and who inspires him and influences his leadership style + how video and audio improvements help build personal connections in meetings.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1334 | Register for the ‘Top 24 Things Gary Kayye Saw at InfoComm 2024’ Webinar NOW!

MAY 13, 2024 | Registration is already opened for one of my most popular annual AV industry webinars, “The Top 24 Things Gary Kayye Saw at InfoComm 2024.” In this Rants & rAVes preview, I chat with Brawn Consulting Principal Jonathan Brawn about what they are looking forward to the most about InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas from June 12-14. This webinar is a must-attend for anyone who didn’t get to experience the show live. The webinar will be Thursday, June 20, and brought to you in partnership with Exertis Almo and sponsored by Samsung! Check out this preview and then register here! (The webinar is also worth 1.5 CTS RUs.)

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Mind Your Business | Red Waves, Bright Futures: DE&I Strategies for Business Triumph

MAY 3, 2024 | In Episode 3 of Mind Your Business, host Rob Voorhees, Exertis Almo Business Development Manager, shares how he learned about neurodiversity and how autism is related to DE&I (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) initiatives. He's joined by Kim Lonas, Global Diversity and Inclusion Program Lead at Exertis,to discuss how these initiatives are aligned with improving businesses, company culture and our world. Rob is also joined by his daughter, Samantha, who is on the autism spectrum, to get her perspective as a student and new employee. Learn more about their recommendations on what businesses can do to make a more equitable work environment for neurodiverse employees and customers. See Rob at InfoComm in June!

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AV Antics | Building a Sticky Business Solution

APR 12, 2024 | Co-hosts John Borns and Cory Allen explore their transition from colleagues to podcast partners, sharing their backgrounds in the avian industry and personal quirks. They discuss the podcast's aim to mix industry insights with lighter topics, such as their unique pre-podcast rituals. Guest Morgan Glandorf, Director of Services at Exertis Almo, joins to discuss her career journey and the shift in their company's focus from staff augmentation to full installation services in the AV industry. This change aims to improve quality and customer satisfaction by leveraging a network of experienced technicians.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1315 | Here's Why 4K Is Ready for Higher-Ed Installs

MAR 25, 2024 | My latest Rants & rAVes videocast features Howard Rose, the senior product manager of projectors at Panasonic Connect, who talks about the impact that 4K projectors have in the higher-ed space. Panasonic Connect has native 4K projectors for large venue applications but, the company has two versions of 4K-wobble projectors that deliver 4K images on the screen and allow you to design rooms more creatively. Watch this and learn how this applies to your classrooms, lecture halls or auditoriums …

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Mind Your Business | Gear Up: Essential Tools of the AV Trade

MAR 29, 2024 | Host Rob Voorhees is joined by fellow Exertis Almo Business Development Manager, Patrick Booth, as they explore the crucial role of essentials in delivering efficient, high-quality audio-visual experiences. They discuss how often overlooked elements, like mounting solutions and cables, can significantly impact user satisfaction and long-term savings, while providing insight into their roles as Business Development Managers.

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Behind the Panel | Digital Signage with Todd Heberlein

MAR 27, 2024 | In this episode of "Behind the Panel", Exertis Almo's Patrick Booth, CTS, DSCE (BDM II - Technical Specialist) and Todd Heberlein (Senior BDM - Technical Lead) discuss trends in digital signage, what's coming next, and more.

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AV Antics | Tech Talk and dvLED Dreams

MAR 15, 2024 | Cory Allen and co-host John Borns dive into tech discussions, share a few laughs, and explore emerging trends in the AV industry. The duo delves into the intriguing world of AI and its potential impact on our lives. Transitioning back to technology, they explore the evolving landscape of OLED and direct LED technology, touching on its ease of installation and supporting products. Amidst the banter, they ponder the practicality of having a direct view LED video wall in the living room and potential challenges, including temperature control.

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Mind Your Business | Building Your Brand: Selling Comfort

FEB 22, 2024 | Host Rob Voorhees talks with multimedia journalist/content creator, Alesia Hendley, as they discuss the significance of building relationships, staying top of mind in the business development process, and the ongoing evolution of their roles. They highlight the importance of creativity, comfort with discomfort, and the willingness to put oneself out there as key to personal and professional development.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1285 | The Best Webinar of 2023 Will Be My ‘What Mattered in 2023’ Panel

NOV 28, 2023 | In the most anticipated panel of 2023, a panel of AV, UCC and Digital Signage experts will join me to explore what of 2023 will affect 2024 and beyond. The panel of experts will review key trends, newly debuted technologies and discuss how to prepare for the upcoming year, as many of these experts have insights into what’s to come in ProAV, digital signage and UCC. To prep us for the webinar, Yealink’s senior sales engineer, Bill Newman, joined me on this episode of Rants & rAVes to talk about one of the products that debuted in 2023 that will steer 2024: the MVC S90.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1283 | Do You Do Digital Signage? If So, We Have a Webinar For You

NOV 9, 2023 | On Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. EST, I will deliver my annual “State of the Digital Signage Market” webinar. I will cover growth stats, future market trends, the impact of OLED and LED on signage, how DOOH (digital out-of-home) advertising impacts signage — and I’ll even show you a real-world case study of the power of persuasion due to signage. It’s all thanks to an agreement with Exertis Almo and a partnership with LG Display Solutions!

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Exertis Almo Pro AV Podcast | LG DVLED with John Mulazzi

OCT 2023 | In this podcast, John Maluzzi, Senior Account Manager, LED Solutions for LG Business Solutions, discusses everything you need to know about how LG is transforming the DVLED landscape.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1277 | If You’re in ProAV, You Need To Attend Our All-About-Audio Webinar!

OCT 5, 2023 | On the latest episode of Rants & rAVes Exertis Almo’s Tom Kehr, CTS, CTS-D, CTS-I, LEED Green joined Gary to promote our All-About-Audio webinar coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. EDT. It’s free, it includes AVIXA RUs for CTS, CTS-I and CTS-D holders (just for attending), and the mega-audio company, Sennheiser, sponsors it. This session will be a bit different as it will be a casual panel discussion touching on all things audio and where it’s all heading. So, if you’re doing any audio in your ProAV systems, join us and register here: https://www.exertisalmo.com/education/list/webinars

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1276 | Samsung is Leading Digital Transformation in Healthcare; Here’s How

SEP 28, 2023 | Today’s videocast features Samsung’s Lisa Bohnsack, James Rose and Lisa Gilmour as we talk about how the company has a suite of healthcare products that transform not only the patient experience but also that of the nurses and doctors. Using all sorts of display technologies, Samsung can help you make the overall healthcare experience better, smoother and more accessible. Watch this to see how! P.S. Exertis Almo handles all these products from Samsung.

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Behind the Panel | Meet John Riley, SVP Sales East. Essentials: What they mean to us

SEP 27, 2023 | In this episode of "Behind the Panel", Exertis Almo's Patrick Booth, CTS, DSCE (BDM II - Technical Specialist) and John Riley (Sr VP of Sales East) have an enlightening discussion about the evolution of "Essentials" such as cables, mounts, switches, projection screens, and other peripheral AV gear.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1274 | Xilica? Let Me Introduce You to Your New Audio Distribution Best Friend

SEP 27, 2023 | If you haven’t heard of Xilica, you’re not alone. But there’s no time like the present to get acquainted — if you need a stand-alone PoE audio DSP, the company has one. (It’s also modular, so you pick the input port!) Need to distribute audio anywhere affordably and across the network? Xilica has that too. The latest Rants & rAVes videocast features Xilica VP Shaun Robinson to tap into all things Xilica — distributed exclusively through Exertis Almo!

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1270 | Where LG is Leading in ProAV and Why

SEP 6, 2023 | It’s right about the time that LG became LG — from Lucky Goldstar — to differentiating itself from every other display company in the world. It all started with a curved LCD panel and exploded from there. Now LG leads in OLED, Transparent OLED, Touch OLED and all-in-one LED, impacting nearly every display technology globally. Today, Exertis Almo’s own Todd Heberlein talks about the LG differentiation and why he thinks LG should be your first display choice in designing systems.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1267 | The Highest Rated E4 Keynote Ever Is Finally Available as a CTS-Accredited Webinar

AUG 28, 2023 | On Wed, Sep. 27, Gary Kayye, thanks to Avocor, will bring his workplace keynote session to the Exertis Almo webinar series at 2 p.m. EDT. So, if you want AVIXA CTS credits or want to know how to integrate better tech into workspaces to make people want to come back to work, register for this webinar! In the meantime, watch this interview with Gary and Avocor’s Dana Corey to get a glimpse of what you can expect next month!

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1264 | If You’re Not Selling Drones Yet, You Will Soon!

AUG 22, 2023 | Autel Robotics’ director of business development, Joseph Scaperrotta, joined me on my latest Rants & rAVes episode to detail why now is the perfect time to sell drones. Every emergency services organization is buying and onboarding drones, and every division of the entire public safety market is too. You can sell them too via Autel’s partnership with Exertis Almo.

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Exertis Almo ProAV Podcast | What's New at Samsung

AUG 2023 | In this episode of the Exertis Almo Pro AV Podcast, guest Jonathan Brawn (Brawn Consulting) talks about his history with Samsung and reviews "What's New at Samsung" - including The Wall, the transition from QXB to QXC, the BEC-H series, and interactive display / whiteboarding. Jonathan also clues us in on Emerging Verticals - markets where is Pro AV becoming increasingly important, such as Healthcare, Government, Hospitality...

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1255 | Sony = Esports; Here’s Why!

JUL 7, 2023 | It’s unlikely that any esports venue has ever existed without a little bit (or a lot) of Sony gear. From cameras to LEDs and everything in between, Sony has it and has likely raised an entire generation of players via its PlayStation console gaming systems. Sony’s Rich Ventura joins Gary Kayye to talk about esports and Sony’s sponsorship of his “The State of eSports Webinar and Panel”...

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1253 | Did You Know That Panasonic Has a Complete UCC Ecosystem of Products?

JUN 29, 2023 | Panasonic Connect’s Dir of ProAV Solutions & Connected Ecosystems, Petro Shimonishi, takes an in-depth look at its new UCC ecosystem, including mic arrays, auto- and AI-tracking PTZ cameras, DSPs, wireless presenting, facial recognition and new displays designed for UCC applications...

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Exertis Almo ProAV Podcast | Barco ClickShare Wireless Collaboration BYOD/BYOM

JUN 2023 | Exertis Almo's ProAV Podcast invited special guest, Scott Grimm, Channel Account Manager at Barco ClickShare, to discuss all things wireless collaboration, including the new CX-50 Generation 2, meeting security, partner programs, and more.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1224 | Samsung Will Show the New WAC Interactive Display Series at InfoComm. Here’s Why This Matters

MAY 22, 2023 | Last month, Samsung quietly launched a new WAC series of interactive displays — aimed primarily at K-12 but can be used in all sorts of other applications. Why? Well, it not only includes embedded Android OS on board but also simple USB-C connectivity...

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Exertis Almo ProAV Podcast | LG's Exciting New QSR Solutions

MAY 2023 | Hot or Cold? 🥵🥶 Enjoy this gamified Exertis Almo ProAV Podcast discussion with guests Michael Ha and David Boerlin (from LG) + Jennifer Fisher (BDM at Exertis Almo) on Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) technologies including AI, automated POS, robots, and LG digital signage – including LG’s new Self-ordering Kiosk.

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Exertis Almo ProAV Podcast | Peerless-AV Megan Zeller on DVLED Mounts

MAY 2023 | Exertis Almo sat down with Megan Zeller, Sr Dir Business Development at Peerless-AV, to discuss the company's history, bespoke mount production, and what you need to know about installing mounts for digital signage...including Direct View LED...all in front of this stunning dvLED video wall in Las Vegas.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1214 | Sam Taylor Wants Us to Swim With Purpose and Support Kentucky State University

APR 18, 2023 | After 40+ years in AV, Sam Taylor found his next passion — raising $1 million for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Kentucky State University. The university needs its pool renovated — not only to run its swim program but to save lives as well...

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1213 | I Want YOU to Register for ‘Moving AV Outside: The Webinar’

APR 13, 2023 | Obviously we have digital signage and scoreboards that have been outside forever, but we have a lot more coming. Just watch this teaser with LG’s Clinton Roudenbush, then hurry and register for the opportunity to bring anything and everything AV to the great outdoors!

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Exertis Almo ProAV Podcast | Deep Dive into DVLED with LG

MAR 2023 | In this episode of the Exertis Almo ProAV Podcast, we take a Deep Dive into Direct View LED technology with Jennifer Fisher​​, Business Development Manager at Exertis Almo. She shares expert insights on the LG One:Quick - a powerful, easy to install solution for building conference rooms.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1209 | The E4 Experience Is in Dallas Next Week — For Integrators and End Users!

FEB 28, 2023 | The Exertis Almo E4 Experience tour will kick off 2023 in Dallas TX, you can hop on over to E4Experience.com to register. Stops will include: Santa Clara CA, Teaneck NJ + Phoenix AZ! There are a handful of new educational sessions at this year’s E4 (all with AVIXA CTS RUs) & Gary Kayye is doing a live show floor tour with nearly 50 exhibitors & new products! Listen to get the most out of your E4 Experience...

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1191 | The 1st Video Interview with Outgoing & Incoming Exertis Almo EVPs Sam Taylor & Dan Smith

JAN 3, 2023 | Sam Taylor is a legend — even his competitors would admit that. And now, he’s retiring. So what’s he going to do now? And what can we expect with new incoming EVP, Dan Smith (who’s leaving his VP role at LG Electronics USA to lead the new ProAV team at Exertis Almo)? They both sat down with Gary Kayye to answer both these questions and more.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1189 | Here’s How (and What) ProAV Integrators Can Sell to Hotels

JAN 3, 2023 | Today’s Rants & rAVes is all about how ProAV integrators can sell into the hospitality market. It’s not just about TVs in the rooms anymore. Now, hotel AV includes digital signage, impressive lobby structures, huddle spaces outfitted as UCC rooms, coworking spaces and, of course, event spaces — all packed with AV tech...

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1188 | How Should AV Integrators Sell Services?

DEC 20, 2022 | If you’re an AV Integrator and at least 20% of your total annual sales aren’t coming from services, you’re in trouble. What services should you be selling — besides system support and remote management? Well, watch the latest videocast with Rob Voorhees...

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Rants & rAVes, Episode 1187 | PPDS (Philips Digital Signage) has a Globally Based North American Strategy! Huh? Watch!

DEC 16, 2022 | PPDS is the technical name for what is commonly referred to (by us industry insiders) as Philips Digital Signage. And, for the last six years, the company has been building a global strategy for becoming a top-three display company; the plan was accelerated last month with the appointment of 20+ year industry veteran Nick Begleries to the role of commercial market VP. He joined Gary, along with Bruce Wyrwitzke, director, professional displays, to talk about the state of the plan and how they see Philips differentiating itself here in North America. Oh, and both these guys have something in common with the cast of the movie “The Goonies,” too. So, watch!

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1186 | Why Exertis Almo Acquired Caddrillion, an AV Systems Design Firm

DEC 12, 2022 | Exertis Almo Executive VP Sam Taylor joined me on my latest videocast to talk about the company’s acquisition announcement — it has acquired Caddrillion. Caddrillion is an AV systems design firm that was started by Justin Gregory, and it’s clear that Exertis Almo sees its future in offering more and more services. Watch Sam give some insights in how Exertis Almo will benefit from the acquisition as well as how this might affect what the company has planned in the future.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1185 | Sharp NEC Display Systems and MS Teams Rooms?

NOV 15, 2022 | Although you can use LED walls and projection to build Microsoft Teams Rooms — and the new Front Row feature that leverages 21:9 and 32:9 aspect ratios — Sharp NEC hasn’t introduced a dedicated solution for it … yet. However, Sharp NEC solution architect, George Borden, hints at what is coming and when we might see it in this episode of my Rants & rAVes.

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Rants & rAVes, Episode 1175 | Lumens Could be the Secret PTZ Powerhouse; Here’s Why

OCT 17, 2022 | Auto-tracking, voice-tracking, NDI, frame-tracking and TAA compliance are just a few of the reasons Lumens Integration Inc. wants you to consider it as a PTZ supplier. Oh, did we mention the company is one of the largest PTZ camera manufacturers in the world? I spoke with Lumens’ zone manager, Eddy Boyette, on my latest Rants & rAVes videocast. Watch! If you want to learn more Lumens will also be at the upcoming Exertis Almo E4 Experience.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1174 | The ScreenBeam Update: The Switch and 1100+ Are the BYOM Solution

OCT 14, 2022 | I was joined by ScreenBeam’s sr. director – technical marketing, Jay Taylor, to talk about how its unique approach to BYOM includes the ability to build a Zoom Room or MS Teams room but still allow users to simply, with one connection point, still use their laptops as UCC devices and run a meeting using their preferred UC application.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1173 | The LG Update: What’s the Latest with OLED, LED and dvLED

OCT 13, 2022 | The LG Update: What’s the Latest with OLED, LED and dvLED? In the latest episode of Rants & rAVes, Exertis Almo business development manager, Jennifer Fisher, joins Gary Kayye to talk everything LG. The company has a plethora of OLED and LCD options, but keep an eye out for the big growth area for LG — LED and dvLED.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1172 | Sharp NEC Display Leverages the Legacy of the AQUOS Line for Its Future in Collaboration

OCT , 2022 | One could argue that Sharp Corporation invented the interactive display with its first AQUOS commercial display some 21 years ago. Now, Sharp NEC Display has an entire line of AQUOS displays aimed at collaboration, with a plethora of options thanks to either an OPS or an SDM slot. Gary was joined by Sharp NEC’s George Borden, solution sales architect, to talk about the line for this podcast for Exertis Almo.

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Rants & rAVes, Episode 1161 | Avocor Conquers Teams, Zoom and Even Google Meet

Avocor’s senior VP and general manager, Dana Corey, joined me on my latest videocast to talk all about the company. Avocor recently signed an exclusive deal with Google that will allow the AV integrator community to service the Meet video platform as well as MS Teams and Zoom. In fact, Avocor is doing it creatively with two different collaboration boards...

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Rants & rAVes, Episode 1160 | How Sony Is Approaching Digital Signage

Gary invited Sony’s VP of B2B, Rich Ventura, on his latest Rants & rAVes videocast to talk all about digital signage. Sony’s approach is unique as the company simultaneously supports both SoC (system on a chip) and external media players. Thus, its solutions, highlighting the BRAVIA displays, include everything from retail to transportation and corporate signage.

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Rants & rAVes, Episode 1159 | Digital Signage Trends for 2023 Include the Metaverse, NFC and AI; Are You Ready?

Michelle Montazeri, Legrand AV’s manager of digital signage, joins me on my latest Rants and rAVes videocast today. This is an interesting one, #AVtweeps — Legrand sits in an interesting place in the world of digital signage. (The company works with everyone: Media player companies, signage companies, display companies, content producers, etc.) With 2023 just a few months away...

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Rants & rAVes, Episode 1157 | The E4 Experience is Headed to Washington, DC and Boston This Fall!

Exertis Almo’s VP of marketing, Melody Craigmyle, joined Gary Kayye on his latest videocast to talk about what you can expect from the company’s E4 Experience this fall — and what you should bring your customers! Gary will attend both cities as the keynote speaker again...

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1155 | Did You Know the Samsung THE WALL LED Now Comes as a 2K or 4K All-In-One Display?

AUG 17, 2023 | Gary was joined on his podcast today with Samsung Sr Manager, Shari Sentlowitz, to explain Samsung’s new All-In-One THE WALL MicroLED solution. It’s not only an all-in-one LED but it’s actually packaged together in ONE box – including a 110” HD version or a 146” HD or 4K resolution version that is packaged with the mount, speakers, a media player and all the trim accessories you’d need to finish a complete install in 2-hours. Yes, 2-hours.

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Rants & rAVes, Episode 1151 | Here’s One Way to Turn AV Systems Into Recurring Revenue

Exertis Almo’s Rob Voorhees joins Gary on this episode of Rants & rAVes to talk about the benefit of offering recurring revenue-based services to your clients. Exertis Almo’s Business Communication Services include bandwidth, voice, live TV, Mobility, cybersecurity and more. It’s all explained in this videocast! Watch to learn more information.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1097 | Why You Should Attend the E4 Experience in Chicago May 3

APR 19, 2022 | Almo Corporation’s VP of marketing and communications, Melody Craigmyle, joined Gary on his Rants & rAVes podcast to talk about (what is about to be) the biggest E4 ever. With over 60 brands, likely the largest collection of all-in-one LEDs ever assembled in one building and two hospitality robots that AV integrators can sell, the May 3 E4 Experience in Chicago will truly be that — an experience. Watch this interview, then register at E4Experience.com.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1096 | An Interview With Exertis Almo EVP and COO Sam Taylor

APR 18, 2022 | Executive vice president and COO of Exertis Almo, Sam Taylor, joins Gary on his latest videocast to update us on Exertis’ acquisition of Almo Corporation and Almo Pro A/V’s consequent rebrand as Exertis Almo. Gary also took the opportunity to ask Sam his thoughts on how 2022 will play out, the impact of supply chain issues on the AV, UCC and Digital Signage markets and what’s on the horizon for the all-new Exertis Almo.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1092 | How Panasonic is Helping the K-20 Market

MAR 14, 2022 | Everyone pivoted during the pandemic — some more than others. Panasonic, however, was lucky — it was already armed with a host of hybrid-focused educational products, and it upgraded a bunch of others. Now, the company has a complete lineup of K-12 and higher-ed laser projectors, direct-view displays and PTZ cameras (and something called Moonshot) that are all aimed at helping EDU do AV right. Watch this podcast with Panasonic’s Darryl Krall and rAVe’s Gary Kayye!

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1091 | Here’s Why Integrators Should Bring End Users to the E4 Experience

MAR 11, 2022 | Next week in Anaheim, California, Almo Pro A/V will kick off the 2022 E4 Experience tour — an annual regional show with 50+ manufacturers of AV, UCC and Digital Signage gear. AV integrators in Southern California have always been big supporters of the E4 Experience (now in its 12th year). But don’t forget: The 2022 event also provides you an opportunity to show the newest tech to your end-user partners too. So, what do you get by attending an E4, besides free breakfast and lunch? Watch this interview between rAVe’s Gary Kayye and Almo Pro A/V’s own VP marketing and communication, Melody Craigmyle.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1089 | Samsung’s Digital Signage Is Much More Than Just Signage

FEB 25, 2022 | On this episode of Rants & rAVes, Gary’s guest was Samsung’s Dir, enterprise retail sales key accounts, Parish Chapman. The two talk about how Samsung has gone well beyond the physical sign to help its clients implement solutions. Examples include building an integrated social media display, some unique kiosk solutions and support for content generation, too.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1086 | Have You Heard About LG’s New UCC and dvLED Products?

JAN 27, 2022 | Gary caught up with LG’s Adam Coleman and Dan Baker to talk about the company’s new collaboration boards/dvLED products: an all-in-one for meeting room applications and new direct-view LCDs. LG’s entry into the collaboration board market (with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Edition) means you can use this company for UCC and Education applications. Watch this videocast and consider signing up for Gary’s 2022 Kayye’s Krystal Ball Predictions webinar, brought to you by LG Business Solutions and Almo Pro A/V! You can register here for free; if you attend, you’ll get access to Gary’s Krystal Ball article 24 hours before the rest of the universe! Enjoy!

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1082 | Here’s the First Video Interview With the Leadership of Exertis and Almo

DEC 16, 2021 | rAVe’s own Gary Kayye was the first reporter to have a chance to record a video interview with Exertis International’s managing director, Clive Fitzharris, and Almo Corporation’s president and CEO, Warren Chaiken less than 24 hours after the bombshell announcement of Exertis’ acquisition of Almo. This is a candid look into how it happened and what’s next — including organizational details and the companies’ outlook on 2022. Watch to find out how they think this could help solve many of the supply chain issues facing AV integrators in the coming months.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1076 | The Almo E4 Experience: LIVE in Dallas Nov. 30 With a Hybrid Global Experience Using LAVNCH

NOV 16, 2021 | We’re excited to be partnering with Almo to bring the first (ever) truly hybrid AV event to the market. Using the LAVNCH HYBRID Platform, Almo Pro A/V will hold its live, in-person E4 Experience as it does annually, in Dallas, and — in an exclusive partnership with HB LIVE — Almo will deliver curated content to a global online audience in real-time. This will NOT be a streamed event. Instead, it will be truly curated content for the online audience (and will be different from what the local audience sees). All the details are inside the videocast I recorded this morning with Almo’s VP of marketing, Melody Craigmyle.

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1062 | Why You Should Attend Next Week’s UCC Webinar with Almo and Sharp

SEP 30, 2021 | The future of UCC is more than software and rooms; in fact, it’s well beyond rooms. So here’s a teaser of what you’re going to learn about in next week’s webinar — worth 1 AVIXA CTS RU, too!

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Rants & rAVes, Ep 1052 | Interested in the State of AV-over-IP? Here’s Why You Should Join My Next Webinar With Almo and NETGEAR

AUG 18, 2021 | Get ready for my next webinar, “The State of the AV-over-IP Market,” presented by Almo Professional A/V on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at 2 p.m. EDT. NETGEAR’s Cody Kleven sat down with me earlier to chat about the growing AV-over-IP market, the future of the technology in the ProAV space and the numerous opportunities AV integrators can take advantage of today.

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