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Episode 122: All About the Experience on the Road to ISE 2019 (Part II)



Make sure you listen to Part 1!

Join the Crew host Corey Moss and co-host Michelle Loret as they welcome their guests:

Paul Harris – CEO at Aurora Multimedia
Loren Shaw – Vice President, Marketing at InFocus
Anders Lokke – Head of Marketing at Pexip
Chris Thorson – Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing at Polycom
Lauren Simmen – Director, Marketing at AMETEK Powervar; AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection (ESP / SurgeX)
Victor Ramirez – Technical Sales Engineer at Aten Infotech

The in depth discussion about the ISE experience (along with what the company is doing in terms of products, solutions) continues as Loren talks about meeting with InFocus partners from across the world, and showing products and solutions for the first time in Europe. He talks about the Jupiter line, along with a revamp of the projector line and Mondopad. Corey asks why he thinks that this will be a bigger year for InFocus at ISE, and Loren focuses on new products and the refresh. Victor discusses how ATEN has been in the market for 40 years, and how people will come to the booth to see their products and solutions, certain ones that they might not have been aware of. He talks about KVM solutions, AV distribution and more. He also talks about attendees experiencing these solutions “live”, as well as a museum attendees will be seeing at the booth.

Next, it’s time to take a break and talk about stroopwafels. Actually, that’s the subject of this ISE show’s quiz, led by Michelle – with five questions provided (as well as prize provided) by Stroopwafel World in Amsterdam. All of the guests do their best to come close to the answers – one of them wins big, while another tries his best to get a half point. Paul also talks about some of his favorite eating places – listen in to find out if you might want to visit them while in Amsterdam!

Finally the guests talk about any demos and promotions they’ll be having at the show (Chris left the show earlier).

Sit back, plug in, we hope you’ve enjoyed our ISE 2019 shows while we all live…

The AV Life.


Episode 122: All About the Experience on the Road to ISE 2019 (Part I)



Join the Crew host Corey Moss and co-host Michelle Loret as they welcome:

Paul Harris – CEO at Aurora Multimedia
Loren Shaw – Vice President, Marketing at InFocus
Anders Lokke – Head of Marketing at Pexip
Chris Thorson – Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing at Polycom
Lauren Simmen – Director, Marketing at AMETEK Powervar; AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection (ESP / SurgeX)
Victor Ramirez – Technical Sales Engineer at Aten Infotech

Each of the guests begin by introducing themselves and their companies, as well as some of what they’ll be doing at ISE (some about the products and solutions they’ll be showcasing). Michelle handles this round, how did he do? She is of course experienced (a former The AV Life Crew member)!

Next each guest gets more in depth talking about the ISE experience, along with what the company is doing in terms of products, solutions and more. Paul discusses Aurora solutions, and he also talks about a different culture at ISE and the varying ideas brought by attendees, which Paul and the people at Aurora really appreciate. He talks about thriving off the energy brought at ISE. He also talks about the booth – being their largest yet at ISE. Paul discusses the AV over IP environment as well. Anders is next talking about what ISE is all about for the European market, how immense the show is now, along with how he perceives the show’s direction. He talks about how the show continues to attract exhibitors from around the world, and the investment that ISE is (along with the needed planning for it). He mentions the move to Barcelona as well. Michelle also asks Anders about exhibitor participation at the trade shows and marketing, especially in terms of a software platform such as Pexip’s.

Lauren talks about the various industry shows, and focuses on the ISE experience for SurgeX. She talks about power solutions and their importance, along with growth for the company. She also discusses bringing on new distributors, and the importance of the distributor in the overseas markets. Lauren talks about what SurgeX hopes to project in terms of messaging and education for attendees. Chris talks about some of the products that Polycom will be showcasing, including the new Polycom Studio, along with Plantronics solutions and products including SoundScaping and headsets. Corey talks with Chris about the huddle room focus, and how Polycom Studio fits in especially. Chris also talks about Polycom’s statement about the power of collaboration, and the relation to attendees at the show.

Sit back, plug in and enjoy Part 1!


Episode 64: Getting Together to Talk on the Road to AV Utopia – ISE 2018 (Part 1)



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

Richard Ventura – Vice President of Strategy at NEC Display Solutions
Michael Vanderheeren – Product Line Manager ClickShare at Barco
Peter Herr –  Associate Director, Global Marketing, Systems Group at Shure
Tim Stone – VP Global Revenue Marketing at Polycom
Adrian Doughty – National Sales Manager at Nureva
Bob Sharp – VP Global Business Development at Utelogy

Corey, Katye and brand new Crew member Michelle Loret are joined on this pre-ISE 2018 show by well known AV industry companies providing products and solutions in various categories – projectors, displays and digital signage, wireless presentation, high end wireless microphone systems, enterprise voice and collaboration, visual collaboration and advanced audio conferencing, and a software-defined platform to control, manage and analyze the enterprise.

Each of the geusts talk about their companies, along with products and solutions, some brand new, that they’re bringing to ISE. Bob Sharp talks about the Utelogy software-defined control platform, which has increased in visibility in the industry being a true software solution, this along with a conversation of playing more on “IT’s terms.” Peter Herr is next talking about the new P300 IntelliMix Audio Conferencing Processor and Microflex Advanced ceiling and table array microphones. He then talks about Axient Digital, which drew major reviews at InfoComm 2017. Rich Ventura talks about some of NEC Display’s solutions (including a discussion of Raspberry Pi which was brought to InfoComm 2017), C-Series commercial grade displays with an attractive price point, along with the RB Laser Cinema projector. The Crew also congratulate Rich on being re-elected as the Chairman of the Digital Signage Federation which he also talks about.

Michael Vanderheeren gives a small preview of the UniSee video wall product, and then talks all about ClickShare which is coming to ISE in a celebration of its 5th year on the market as a leading wireless presentation product. Michael also gives a preview of an excellent special promotion that Barco will be holding at the stand. Adrian Doughty talks about the Nureva visual collaboration solution, Span software and HDL300 audio conferencing system as the company looks to advance creative collaboration and digital transformation for the enterprise. Tim Stone talks about what Polycom is offering in terms of “human to human collaboration” and the user experience with their products and solutions, including Trio and Pano, as well as their ecosystem play.

Next the guests get a little deeper into the ISE 2018 discussion, what they will be doing there, along with excellent conversations, perspectives and insights from each of them. Of course as always there’s some of the beer talk, and this discussion about a scooter…

Relax, plug in, and hop aboard as we head down the road to ISE 2018 while we live…

The AV Life.