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Episode 68: The Return from ISE 2018, the Experiences, and Stories to Tell (Part 2)



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Alan Brawn, Justin Rexing and Lauren Larson as they welcome their guests:

Richard Ventura – Vice President of Strategy at NEC Display Solutions
Brady Bruce – Chief Marketing Officer at InFocus
Joan Vandermate – Head of Marketing, Business Collaboration Unit at Logitech
Kordon Vaughn – Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Control4

After an electric, record breaking ISE 2018 show, the Crew is back along with guests who have returned from exhibiting at the show in Amsterdam. Alan and Justin have joined Corey and Lauren who were on the Part 1 show to talk with the guests about what their companies did at ISE along with their experiences at the show.

Joan Vandermate begins by talking with the Crew about the new SmartDock Flex.

Kordon Vaughn talks about a few product and news items: Triad One Streaming Amplifier, Pakedge Wireless Router with BakPak Lite and the recent acquisition of Ihiji.

Brady Bruce talks about Jupiter PixelNet 2.0 along with the new range of laser projectors. There’s also very interesting projection and screens discussion here as well brought by Alan.

Rich Ventura begins by talking about NEC’s partnerships and relationships which is always a major discussion for him. NEC brought a range of new technologies including RB Laser to the show and Rich discusses that (along with an award given to NEC). There’s also discussion of what NEC is doing with Raspberry Pi, a must listen.

The show wraps (as in Part 1) with the guests and Crew members talking about what’s upcoming for them and their companies in terms of trade shows and events (including ‘The AV Life’ coming to the DSE).

Sit back, plug in, and we hope you’ve enjoyed all of our coverage of ISE 2018 as we all live…

The AV Life.


Episode 62: Recapping CES 2018 with Some of the Experts (Part 2)



Join host Katye McGregor Bennett, Corey Moss and Jonathan Brawn as they welcome their guests:

Gordon Van Zuiden – Founder at cyberManor, Inc.
John Sciacca – Partner, Custom Theater & Audio, Contributing Technical Editor for Sound and Communications, and Technical Reviewer/Blogger for Residential Systems
Robert Keeler – Vice President of Residential Sales at Stewart Filmscreen
David Susilo – Technical Writer at WiFiHiFi Canada, Audio Video Calibrator and Sr. Executive Consultant at Update TV & Stereo
Mike Maniscalco – Co-founder, Ihiji

Robert Keeler begins part two by talking about displays and screens and how impressed he was with some of what he had seen there. He discusses the opportunity in terms of being there for networking, solidifying relationships and more. Katye also asks him for his thoughts about the large screen experience in 2018. Rob also has a little WiFi trouble on this show, you just need to hear it.

David Susilo brings perspective on the show as an audio video expert, talking about how this is a different CES for him this year. He focuses discussion on 8K, as well as Samsung’s ‘The Wall’ 146″ TV. He also talks about the power outage at the show with a unique perspective. Then he talks about programming a macro for Alexa – another one you have to hear.

Jonathan Brawn then joins as a guest to pick up discussion about Samsung at CES talking about interconnection, SmartThings, the Family Hub intelligent refrigerator – along with ‘The Wall’ and 8K, AI-based upscaling.

We hope you enjoy this CES 2018 overview show with some of the experts, and join us as we live…

The AV Life.