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Episode 105: NYDSW, Coffee and Controversy, the DSF and more – Good Times with Brian McClimans, Rich Ventura and Frank Pisano



This episode is sponsored by: Peerless-AV (www.peerless-av.com)

Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Kaleo Lee and new member Kasie Grant as they welcome:

Brian McClimans – VP Sales, North America and APAC at Peerless-AV
Rich Ventura – Vice President of Strategic Management at NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.
Frank Pisano – VP of Sales, Americas at BrightSign LLC

The show begins with the introduction of new Crew member Kasie Grant (she works for Baker AV in Georgia), who joins Corey and Kaleo on this one. Corey begins talking with Brian about Peerless-AV and New York Digital Signage Week as the company is a sponsor of NYDSW. The conversation then focuses on Coffee and Controversy, taking place on October 30th – an event in its 4th year.

Brian continues discussion with more of a deep dive about NYDSW, and talks about partnerships as well. Frank talks about the digital signage industry ecosystem and the community – along with why people need to be doing more in digital signage. Kasie adds to this discussion too. Frank also discusses this being his first year at BrightSign. Rich and Brian next talk about the long-time NEC Display Solutions and Peerless-AV relationship. 

All talk about the Almo E4 AV Tour coming up in Nashville which the three companies are a part of. Rich also talks about the “easy button” relationship concerning devices designed to work well together, here referring to BrightSign and Peerless-AV. 

Frank talks about BrightSign and NYDSW, along with a special event the company is having Halloween night (listen for the “dress code”). He and Corey talk about the trips they’ll be taking to the NEC Showcase in New York, the Almo E4 AV Tour in Nashville and back to NY for NYDSW. And there’s a discussion of an AV first aid recovery kit. 

Rich talks about the Digital Signage Federation, the digital signage industry, NYDSW and other shows from the perspective of his being the Chairman of the DSF. Frank talks about a recent trip to Barcelona, where digital signage was recognized by AVIXA as one of two growth categories. 

All end the show with final thoughts. 

More information here about NYDSW. To find out more about the DSF see here. 

Sit back, plug in and listen to these well-known industry executives discuss the upcoming New York Digital Signage Week as we live…

The AV Life. 


Trade Show Special: Interviews at the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour in Boston



The AV Life Crew member Corey Moss, Owner at Convergent AV, talked with various exhibitors on the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour show floor – from well-known commercial AV companies NEC Display Solutions, Peerless-AV, Legrande/Middle Atlantic – to Centricity, a managed services provider.

You will hear Corey’s interviews with the following companies (in order):

NEC Display Solutions – Orchestrating a Brighter World, leading manufacturer of projectors and displays  

Peerless-AV – Leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of audio visual solutions

Mimo Monitors (new Almo partner) – Small touchscreen solutions for conference rooms, digital signage, transportation and more

Almo Professional A/V nobox – Open new opportunities “beyond the box,” expand your business and bottom line

Middle Atlantic/Legrand (new Almo partner) – Trusted infrastructure foundation for ultimate system reliability, longevity and performance

Centricity – Enables you to scale your business with confidence by providing you with a range of services that are tailored to your specific needs.

ATEN – Specialized in connectivity and management solutions in information technology, professional audio/video (this is a discussion of HDBaseT Certification Training at the E4 AV Tour)


Episode 82: We’ve Got the Power on the Road to InfoComm 2018 – The Exhibitors (2)



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett, Michelle Loret and Steven Picanza as they welcome their guests:

Richard Ventura – Vice President of Strategic Management at NEC Display Solutions
Brian McClimans – VP Sales, North America and APAC at Peerless-AV
Laura Padilla – Head of BD and Channel at Zoom Video Communications
Dana Corey – GM & VP of Sales at Avocor
Pippa Edelen – Director of WW Marketing – Communications at Avocor
Rob Lipps – EVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing at Sonic Foundry Inc. – Mediasite
Adrian Doughty – National Sales Manager at Nureva
David Kung – Vice President, Product Strategy at Oblong Industries Inc.
James Fife – Consultant Extension, Global at rp Visual Solutions

So, on InfoComm exhibitor Episode 81 we had AV Life, and Bacon Life. On this episode, along with AV Life we get Bourbon Life – yet on the previous episode there was talk of bourbon too.

So, if you add 1 and 1, you’ll get 2 episodes of The AV Life that give you 3 AV favorites: bacon, bourbon — and great exhibitors.

Call it the #NewAVMath.

Listen as all of the guests on this show talk about what their companies will be doing at InfoComm 2018.

Laura kicks things off on this one, followed by Dana and Pippa and the others (after an initial check on the ‘Bourbon Room’). There are periodic checks on the Room during the show, specifically to find out exactly what two close industry friends are doing in there.

Will there be any “scoop drops” (again, the Katye McGregor Bennett kind) on this one? Maybe? OK, so we really need to develop that bacon concept from Episode 81.

At the end of the show, the guests play the “lightening round” – make sure to stick around to check it out.

There’s mention of InfoComm Karaoke, and what will Rich and Brian be singing? Right – heaven help us.

That’s all! Sit back, plug in and we’ll see you at InfoComm 2018 where you’ll be sure to get a shot of…

The AV Life.


Episode 72: The Epic Creative Digital Signage Hustle – Solutions, Brands and Mascots at DSE 2018



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett and Michelle Loret as they welcome their guests:

Stephanie Gutnik – Vice President, Business Development at Broadsign
Brian McClimans – VP Sales, North America and APAC at Peerless-AV
Grant Wylie – Sr. Product Manager, LED Signage Solutions at NEC Display Solutions
Steven Picanza – CMO at OpenEye Global
David Anderson – President at Mimo Monitors
Kristin Roubie – Channel Sales Manager, Interactive Solutions at Elo

The Digital Signage Expo is next week and the anticipation flows through this show as the guests bring their “A game” to talk about their company, solutions and what the DSE is all about. Stephanie Gutnik, newly elected to the Digital Signage Federation Board of Directors also gives an overview of being on the Board (Brian McClimans is the DSF Treasurer). A few special shout-outs on this show, and a mention of the Women of DS as well.

Steve Picanza, who is ‘The Creative Hustler,’ talks all about OpenEye Global’s mascot Pyxel (check out the hat), and he became the influence for the next segment as each of the other guests got a chance to develop their own brand message – or should we say “hustle it.”

Note: A big thanks to Brian McClimans for contributing “the word” of the show – which also gave us the defining hashtag #EpicDSE.

Sit back, plug in and listen to these digital signage industry experts talk about DSE, the solutions and more as we live…

The AV Life.