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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 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 85: Return from Hot Vegas: The Evening InfoComm 2018 Exhibitor Show (Part 1)



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

(In order of appearance – Part 1)

Chris Fitzsimmons – Product Manager at Biamp Systems 
Lisa Kirtly – President and Co-Founder at Total Channel 
Lauren Simmen – Manager, Marketing at AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection (SurgeX and ESP)
Aurangzeb Kahn – President & CEO at Altia Systems, Inc.

InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas – what can we say (really)? Another big show, true innovation, outstanding events, and the first time for AVIXA. The exhibitors – we have seven of the many on the evening show (we had eight on the daytime Episode 84).

Chris begins talking about a big award win at the show (literally), as well as discussing new products shown at ISE and InfoComm for Tesira. Brand new for Biamp (shown at InfoComm) is SageView, and Chris details this software for tech and IT managers – along with a brand new product he’s working on. He also talks about Rashid Skaf, his first InfoComm as CEO at Biamp. Alan and Michelle add discussion here.

Next, Lisa talks about starting in the business on the broadcast and integration side, and then moving into manufacturing growing into what Total Channel is today – hardware and software-based digital signage. She details what Total Channel does in terms of product and support, including new features that they introduced at InfoComm (“signage on steroids” as she says). She also details their video wall processor line, showcased at InfoComm this year with a new 4K video wall processor, along with a new IP layer. Alan adds key discussion on digital signage here. 

Chris and Lisa, before they have to go, answer the question about how they live the AV life. Lauren continues with talking about SurgeX large format UPS’s and new products brought to InfoComm. She also talks about a developers area at the booth, allowing them to bring more useful products to the integrators. Alan also adds here, talking about how SurgeX addresses power issues. Michelle adds to the discussion as well. Aurangzeb is next, talking about Altia Systems, the manufacturer of Panacast, and new technology they had built and showcased at InfoComm, to go along with the great level of interest they received at the show. All on the show are impressed as well, and Michelle had a bit of FOMO – you’ll hear about it…

Lauren and Aurangzeb answer that question in Part 2. 

Sit back, plug in and enjoy this Part 1 of the show.