Monthly Archives: February 2017

Episode 17: CEDIA, the Integrator, Voice Control, the Network and Emerging Technologies – The Final Post-ISE Episode



Join The Crew Host Katye McGregor Bennett and Corey Moss as they welcome their guests:

-Dave Pedigo – Vice President, Emerging Technologies at CEDIA
Alex Capecelatro – CEO at Josh.ai

On this episode Katye and Corey talk with their guests about participation at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017. Dave talks about such topics as CEDIA education at the show, residential integrators and the network, integrators and the types of business that they do and more. Alex talks about his participation at ISE, voice control for the whole home, and he also discusses AI and the truly smart home.

Katye inquires about the subject of recurring monthly revenue (RMR), and Alex talks about RMR with Josh as a bonus for the residential integrator. Dave adds in how RMR brings true value and opportunity for business growth. Corey and Dave also target some discussion on an integrator building the business based on certain takeaways, especially from the trade show.

Sit back, plug in, put your feet up (like one of our guests did) and live…

The AV Life.


Episode 16: An Extraordinary Discussion on Trade Show, Industry, Certifications and More with ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman (A Special)



Join The Crew Host Katye McGregor Bennett and Corey Moss as they welcome Mike Blackman – Managing Director at Integrated Systems Events, to discuss the record-breaking Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show which took place earlier this month.

Mike, Katye and Corey discuss the show and the record breaking numbers (including predictions for next year provided by Katye and Corey) along with its global industry profile. They also have targeted discussion about what ISE has to offer its residential and commercial AV technology attendees, show logistics and certain events which took place including the opening address by Ole Scheeren and the closing Keynote by Daniel Lamarre. as well as network and cybersecurity for integrators.

They also discuss industry certifications, and Mike talks about being a major advocate of them. There’s also a short reference to an industry manufacturer CEO who did some pretty amazing movie-making things.

Enjoy this insightful ‘The AV Life’ special conversation with one of the recognized executive influencers of the audio visual industry.

And of course always make sure you live…

The AV Life.


Episode 15: Back From ISE in Amsterdam Happy, Talking Tech… and Boy Are Our Feet Tired



Join the Crew: Host Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett, Deron Pinchback, Joey D’Angelo and Taylor Meyer as they welcome their guests:

Justin Kennington – Director of Strategic and Technical Marketing at Aptovision and President at SDVoE Alliance

Mike Shinn – Director of Global Managed Services at Verrex

Ian Goldberg – Account Manager at Ihiji

Paul Zielie (who joined in midway) – Manager, Enterprise Solutions at Harman

The Crew begin discussion with the guests about the ISE experience leading off with Justin who talks about Aptovision BlueRiver NT+ AV signal distribution technology, as well as the new SDVoE Alliance – Software Defined Video over Ethernet – bringing leading companies in the space together around a standardized hardware and software platform. Justin tells all about the Alliance, along with the founding member companies.

Ian talks about Ihiji, a company that provides remote management for IP-enabled devices, helping integrators of the ‘Internet of Things’ to manage all client networks and IP devices without rolling a truck. Then, the guy who has already circled the globe before attending ISE, Mike Shinn tells us all about what he’s doing with Verrex as well as his and the company’s experience at ISE. Mike and the Crew also talk about that great party on the first day of the show – the Tweetup – which many attended. Mike then had to leave during the podcast to have important discussions with clients and world leaders, so he had to drop. Had to drop — listen for it.

Paul Zielie joins in to talk about some of what Harman showed at ISE, as well as how many minutes he spent in the booth. Paul talked about education sessions he led along with panels he sat on, as well as one of the Networked Application Labs Defence Against The Dark Arts (he conducted a Network Traffic Analysis session as well).

So – sit back, plug in, get ready to listen to an episode that highlights the great AV industry show (largest attendance ever!), and make sure you live…

The AV Life.


Episode 14: Discussing Shifting and Converging Paradigms of AV – IoT and AV on the Network



Join the Crew: Host Justin Watts, Corey Moss and guest Crew member John Greene as the welcome their guests:

Bill Nattress – Director of Channel Strategy, Paging at Biamp

Gain Foster – Consultant at K2Audio

Justin Rexing – AV Design Engineer at Western Kentucky University

Justin Watts – the Google – is back and hosting this episode where the Crew and guests talk about two front burner topics in the AV industry – IoT and AV on the network. Bill Nattress, joining in from home base in Chicago brings his viewpoints and perspectives with his well known industry knowledge-base, along with Gain and Justin who add their viewpoints and perspectives to the topics from the consultant as well as the end user side.

After Corey gives a shoutout to some of the great show Twitter followers, Justin takes over to begin with IoT, including discussion of services, data and security as well. Then after the Tier PM Hot Jobs, discussion of AV on the network, and security again. This is certainly also a show for those who use the internet at home and at work to tune in to (and almost who doesn’t these days).

While the title may have you a bit puzzled, don’t be – this show zeroes in on the topics with these industry experts. As many know, within an industry a paradigm shift represents fundamental change, which of course includes those views and perspectives of the individuals within it. As for the converged concept – it’s not in a /, it’s a coming together of technologies, industry people (commercial and residential/smart home) and topic discussions. Of course the trade shows, ISE, InfoComm and CEDIA, along with certain events give the industry a tremendous forum for such discussions, and education as well.

And what’s The AV Life without a little fun banter among the Google, Crew and guests.

So sit back, plug in, connect – and don’t forget to live…

The AV Life.


Episode 13: The Lucky Ones in Amsterdam (at ISE 2017) – Part 2



Join the Crew Host Corey Moss and guest member Christina Engh as they welcome their guests from:

Customised (in the UK)/#LiveInstall
– Kris Gamble – Owner

AV Nation
– Tim Albright – Owner

Our guest, the owner of Stroopwafel World also stayed with us for a little while on this part 2, and he has a special stroopwafel coupon offer for all listeners here.

Corey and Christina talk with Kris as he’s waiting at the airport in London (on day 2) to leave for Amsterdam – an excellent conversation about his company Customised, residential technology and the smart home (including trends that Kris sees), as well as social media and communication among the LiveInstall community which Kris runs. There is mention of #AVTweeps in this discussion as well.

After Corey and Christina – well known for drones technology – have a discussion about drones and AV (as there are drones at ISE), Tim Albright joins them to talk about what AV Nation is doing at the show along with his own perspectives – including differences between ISE and other shows, the commercial and the residential markets, and certain technology trends that he’s seeing.

The one podcast where you get trade show, technology, stroopwafels, and beer. ISE 2017.

Sit back and enjoy this show with guests calling in from ISE 2017 (as well as on the way), and of course make sure you live…

The AV Life.


Episode 13: The Lucky Ones in Amsterdam (at ISE 2017) – Part 1



Join the Crew Host Corey Moss and guest member Christina Engh as they welcome their guests from:

Polycom
– Tim Stone – VP Marketing, EMEA
– Sara Lloyd – Head of Corporate Communications
– Sonal Bisht – EMEA Corporate Communications Manager

Barco
– Lieven Bertier – Global Marketing Manager Collaboration

As well as a special guest – the owner of Stroopwafel World to talk about Amsterdam and one of the favorite foods of Amsterdam.

Corey and Christina talk with the guests about their show experiences as well as the solutions they’re showing at ISE.

The guests also have some fun talking with the Crew, as well as the owner of Stroopwafel World and answering some questions as well!

Sit back and enjoy this show with guests calling in from ISE 2017, and of course make sure you live…

The AV Life.


Episode 12 – Getting Together For An Excellent Conversation On The Way To ISE 2017 (Part 2)



The 14th edition of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the largest AV trade show of the year, takes place at the RAI Amsterdam on February 7-10 2017, and is expected to attract more than 65,000 visitors to more than 1,100 exhibitors. For four days, the newly extended show floor will be home to a community of manufacturers, distributors, integrators, service providers and end-users.

On this special pre-ISE show, join the Crew Host Corey Moss, Deron Pinchback and guest Crew member John Greene as they welcome their guests:

Ron Camden – Vice President of Global Sales at Biamp

Brady Bruce – Chief Marketing Officer at InFocus

Frank Pelkoffer – CEO at Utelogy

Steve Vander Meulen – VP Products at Nureva

Corey, Deron and John get together with their guests from top companies in the audio visual industry to discuss their participation at ISE, along with conversations related to their solutions as well as certain interest for the global integration community.

Along with discussion of ISE 2017, there is also some excellent conversation on IT (is it IT in AV or just IT?) as well as collaboration (can we bring further definition to it here?). Two very good targeted focus discussions with these well-known industry executives.

Sit back, plug in and enjoy this special pre-ISE discussion as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 12 – Getting Together For An Excellent Conversation On The Way To ISE 2017 (Part 1)



The 14th edition of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the largest AV trade show of the year, takes place at the RAI Amsterdam on February 7-10 2017, and is expected to attract more than 65,000 visitors to more than 1,100 exhibitors. For four days, the newly extended show floor will be home to a community of manufacturers, distributors, integrators, service providers and end-users.

On this special pre-ISE show, join the Crew Host Corey Moss and Joey D’Angelo as they welcome their guests:

1st Half (in order):

Inge Govaerts – Corporate Public Relations Manager at Barco

Rob Lipps – EVP Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Sonic Foundry

Asmund Fodstad – CEO at Pexip

Hans Stucken – Global Marketing Manager at AV Stumpfl

2nd Half:

Steve Samson – Executive Director Business Development at Crestron

Tim Stone – VP Marketing EMEA at Polycom

Sonal Bisht – EMEA Corporate Communications Manager at Polycom

Corey and Joey get together with their guests from top companies in the audio visual industry to discuss their participation at ISE, along with conversations related to their solutions as well as certain interest for the global integration community. Of course, no trade show discussion is complete without knowing about some of the places to get together for some great beer and networking.

There is also discussion of a special #AVTweeps get together at the show so tune in for that as well.

Sit back, plug in and enjoy this special pre-ISE discussion as we live…

The AV Life.