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Episode 142: The InfoComm 2019 Show Floor – Solutions, Trends, Perspectives, Celebrations and Red M&M’s (Part 1)



Join host Corey Moss as he welcomes his guests, live on the InfoComm 2019 show floor:

Day One (Afternoon):

Keith Yanke – Sr. Director Product Marketing at NEC Display Solutions

Peter Herr – Associate Director, Global Marketing, Systems Group at Shure Incorporated

Nic Milani – Executive Director, Commercial Product Marketing at Crestron

Jacob Marash – CEO and Founder at Stem Audio

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Jonas Rinde – CEO at Huddly

Day Two:

Brian Rhatigan – Director of Business Development at Almo Pro A/V

Lauren Simmen – Director of Marketing at SurgeX

Chris Bradford – President at Newline Interactive


Episode 139: Nearing the Exit Ramp to InfoComm 2019 – the Exhibitor Show



Join host Corey Moss as he welcomes his guests:

Peter Herr – Associate Director, Global Marketing, Systems Group at Shure Incorporated
Frank Pisano – VP of Sales, Americas at BrightSign LLC
Kelly Harlin – Analytics Platform Strategist at NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.
YT Liang – Product Manager at ATEN
Aaron Rozanski – Director of Distribution Markets at Vanco International
Jacob Marash – CEO and Founder at Stem Audio

Here it is, the final The AV Life podcast on the road to InfoComm 2019 in sunny (sticky, add your favorite descriptor here) Orlando. Six exhibitor guests join on this show to talk about the company (or what’s happening currently), what they’ll be doing at the show and why you should stop at the booth among the other thousands of stops you’ve planned (make sure you get them on the list!). Jacob wants to tell the whole Stem Audio story on the podcast – but just not enough time (really, on The AV Life?). Ask him at the booth, he’ll be happy to tell it (along with a tall guy you can take selfies with).

There’s also discussion about some of the fun stuff happening at the booth. There’s “the InfoComm cool” for each company – listen in for that. One of them has ice cream and it’s suggested to bring a beverage (the happy hour type) and make an ice cream float. Nope, we can’t make this stuff up, but stop by and give it a try! In fact one of those ice cream flavors is yet to be determined. Honestly.

Finally, there’s first-timer advice from each guest, and in fact one of the guests is a first timer! Find out who.

Some fun conversation here as is the norm on The AV Life, and really, what’s an InfoComm podcast without some of that? Could it be AV over IP? AVaaS? Haven’t we had enough already? No doubt we’ll never get enough.

What happens with the oldest and youngest companies on the podcast? You’ll see. Frank Pisano ends up with an official open invite for daytime, nighttime, and after midnight shows too. The AV Life AfterDark? Hmm…

The excitement is building for sure (#ForShure)!

Sit back, plug in and join us on this final ride on the AV road (the AV road?) to InfoComm as we live….

The AV Life.


Episode 120: pAVing the Way to ISE 2019



Join the Crew host Corey Moss and Tim Van Woeart as they welcome their guests:

Peter Herr – Associate Director, Global Marketing, Systems Group at Shure Systems Group
Adrian Doughty – Director, North American Sales at Nureva
Garth Leach – Director of Marketing at ZeeVee
Aurangzeb Khan – President & CEO at Altia Systems, Inc.
Eric Olson – Business Development Manager at Almo Professional A/V

Each of the guests begin by introducing themselves and their companies as well as some of what they’ll be doing at ISE. Tim handles this round, how did he do? Pretty good we believe.

Next each guest gets more in depth about what the company is doing in terms of products, solutions and more. Garth talks about products and certain other companies (along with the SDVoE Alliance) ZeeVee is working with at ISE, he also talks about AV over IP and attendee expectations at the show. Peter talks about Shure audio and applications/environments that the products are used in – he focuses product discussion on Microflex Complete and Microflex Complete Wireless, also board room and huddle room applications. There’s a whole new brand experience, and a tag line – listen in for this.

Adrian talks about Nureva and live remote demos they’ll be doing (Adrian will be participating remotely), and discussing growth in terms of their products and the collaborative space. Aurangzeb talks about Altia Systems, whose year began at CES, and their Panacast camera technology – the new Panacast 3. He talks about CES, and the real differences between that show and ISE. Eric discusses Almo Pro A/V, the company as well as their global focus. He talks about Almo nobox and the new Watchdog solution. He also talks a bit about the E4 AV Tour, which begins in March and makes four stops over the year.

Then, it’s time for an Amsterdam quiz for all of the guests as they’re asked questions about the city and some of the goings-on. The winner may have been totally unexpected… and the prize? Anyone who has been in Amsterdam and craves for that favorite snack food when they return in February – that’s it.

Next some of the guests talk about special promotions at the show (or swag), and all will give reasons why to visit with them at ISE.

Sit back, plug in, and join the Crew and their guests on this first pre-ISE show (show #2 next week!) as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 93: Welcome to the Mind Shift



Join the Crew host Michelle Loret, Corey Moss, Steven Picanza and JoAnn Arcenal as they welcome their guests:

Chris Fitzsimmons – Product Manager at Biamp Systems
Jimmy Vaughn – UC Technical Product Manager at Crestron
Chad Wiggins – Senior Director Networked Audio Systems at Shure Incorporated
Bill Cherne – Director of Field Engineering at Sonic Foundry Inc.
Derrick Kelly – National Director of Technical Service Operations at Whitlock

Many types of discussions occur in the audio visual industry – including in-company and client meetings, panels and networking conversations at trade shows, and social media interactions. Over the last few years the AV industry has seen changes and enhancements in technology innovation, approaches and implementation like never before, to go along with these daily discussions.

On this episode, we’ve invited five guests from well-known companies to talk about the industry based on these questions:

What is it that you do? Each guest gives a short “elevator pitch” on what it is exactly.

Has the term audio visual finally reached its shelf life? If yes, and you were asked to provide a new term (or statement) to replace it, what would it be? If no, why (and how) do you still consider the term as a descriptor to be relevant? 

– Chris Neto (@chris_neto) proposed a question for the Sunday Twitter #AVintheAM conversation on 8/5: Do you consider the AV industry to be more reactive or proactive towards trends and tech? Do we wait for new ideas to come from other sectors? Do customers request them? Do we now wait for the Consumer side to deliver acceptance (I.e. Voice)?

Do you believe the industry overall (manufacturers, consultants, integrators) is properly focused on the numerous stakeholders in enterprise and higher ed organizations, including C-levels and tech managers – or still for the most part the facilities manager?

Sit back, plug in, listen to the guests and Crew discuss the questions and topic as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 81: When #AVisLife and #BaconisLife are The Life at InfoComm 2018 – The Exhibitors



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

Melody Craigmyle – Vice President of Marketing, Pro A/V Division at Almo Professional AV
Penny Sitler – Marketing Manager at Draper, Inc.
Peter Herr – Associate Director, Global Marketing, Systems Group at Shure, Incorporated
Tim Bigoness – Chief Marketing Officer at D-Tools, Inc.
Todd Eddy – Vice President of Global Commercial Sales at Stewart Filmscreen
Michael Fencil – Commercial Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers
John Antanaitis – Chief Marketing Officer at ZiipRoom 

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

Melody kicks things off on this show, as well as with Almo at the Opening Reception at InfoComm. The #BaconisLife part? You just have to listen in for that as it’s a continuous theme of this one – to go along with InfoComm 2018 (and #AVisLife of course).

Will there be any “scoop drops” (the Katye McGregor Bennett kind) on this one? We hope (we hope). 

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

Sit back, plug in and enjoy the conversation that these InfoComm 2018 exhibitors are bringing to this show – and of course always be living…

The AV Life. 


Episode 66: Living on the Edge of AV and Exponential Experience



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Alan Brawn, Justin Rexing and guest member Christina Engh as they welcome their guests:

Kyle Davis – Global Marketing at Harman Professional
Adrian Doughty – National Sales Manager at Nureva 

While ISE 2018 is taking place at the RAI in Amsterdam (Crew members Katye McGregor Bennett, Michelle Loret and Jared Huet are there), Corey, Alan, Justin and Christina are back in the U.S. talking with their guests about some of what is taking place at the show, and much more. 

Toward the beginning, you’ll hear part of an interview Michelle conducted with Shure (focused on their Microflex Complete Wireless system), and later on in the show you’ll hear Corey talk with Katye about some of what she observed at ISE, including discussion about AVIXA’s presence there. 

Kyle begins the guest discussion by talking about Harman (and Samsung), products, and the excitement of where the company is going in 2018. Adrian talks about new products Nureva brought to the show including the brand new Dual HDL300.* Alan then begins with discussion about “2018 as the year for audio visual,” and Justin joins in with perspective of educating the end user.  Corey, Justin, Alan and the guests continue to extend this conversation, talking about industry companies, technologies, integration, the customer –  also talking about the experience. Christina known by many as a drones expert (who has worked with Stampede) brings perspective concerning experience as it alludes to being better educated, which led to education discussion with Alan and Justin who are educators in the industry. 

All then talk about those in PR and marketing (Alan begins by talking about Katye and her role in the industry), and Kyle of course gets deep into the discussion as a global marketer in AV. Corey talks about working with global PR and marketing people in AV as well. There’s also discussion of ways of getting industry information and social media.

Excellent closing comments on this show about AV, education, information and the experience (with of course a closing note from Alan Brawn) so make sure you keep listening for those. 

Sit back, plug in and experience the AV as we live… 

The AV Life. 


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.