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Episode 112: Play the Game – A Discussion of Video Gaming and Esports

Join the Crew host Kym Frank and Corey Moss as they welcome their guests:

Talking gaming:
John Vielee – Lead Animator at Wise Web Connections, LLC dba WisEngineering
Russ Crespolini – Award-winning journalist, educator

Talking Esports:
John Greene – Vice President of Sales and Marketing at New Era Technology

Kym Frank hosts this excellent discussion with good friends John Vielee and Russ Crespolini who are the gamers (she’s a gamer too), and with John Greene who is one of the voices in the industry concerning Esports.

Esports (also known as electronic sports, e-sports, or eSports) is a form of competition using video games. Most commonly, esports takes the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players and teams. Although organized online and offline competitions have long been a part of video game culture, these were largely between amateurs until the late 2000s, when participation by professional gamers and spectatorship in these events through live streaming saw a large surge in popularity. By the 2010s, esports was a significant factor in the video game industry, with many game developers actively designing toward a professional esports subculture.

There’s discussion of gaming systems that Kym, John V. and Russ are using along with “the glitch” that befalls John V at times. They also talk about VR gaming.

John G. talks about Esports, and how the company was approached by a local university to install an Esports facility. He talks about the technology, the competition (they’re called Esports athletes) and the market – including major opportunities.

Kym asks about the games they play in Esports, John G. talks about games and hardware that they use, Russ and John V. also add to the discussion. John G. talks about the experience of watching Esports competition. Corey talks about Esports by the numbers.

John also refers to the residential market here too, and Kym talks about how her office is a gaming environment.

There’s also discussion of Gamergate, controversy which stemmed from a harassment campaign. Corey introduces an article ‘Record number’ of girls engaged with esports. Kym also talks about mobile gaming, and how women are dominating that space.*

Kym and the guests talk about about gaming hardware as a smart hub (and drops another good friend’s name). She also brings up an interesting conversation about monetizing billboards and advertising in video games. There may be some trash talk here too (and giant panda heads)…

John G. finishes the episode talking about Esports in 2019, industry and opportunities.

Sit back, plug in and listen to an excellent conversation on gaming and Esports as we live…

The AV Life.

* See The Biggest Mobile Gaming Consumers In 2018 (And Beyond) Are Women

Episode 109: The Waiting Game is Over – Supercharge Your Content with SuperLumin

This episode is sponsored by: SuperLumin

Join the Crew host Corey Moss and Kasie Grant as they welcome their guests:

Hashem Ebrahimi – Co-founder – SVP Sales Engineering at SuperLumin Networks

Mark Ackerman – VP Research & Development at SuperLumin Networks

Conversation on this episode centers around SuperLumin (a STRATACACHE company):

From streaming video optimization to multimedia acceleration and network security, SuperLumin delivers competitive advantages to service providers and enterprises across the globe. With the most advanced technology available, these solutions are designed to increase productivity, enhance performance and improve the customer experience.

SuperLumin NitroCast 4.2 is the industry’s leading technology for enterprises of all sizes and scopes. NitroCast 4.2 takes caching to a new level by accelerating the latest Internet and Internet-delivered video, including Microsoft Silverlight™ and Move Networks™, and managing the heaviest bandwidth applications on social media sites such as Facebook™ and YouTube™. NitroCast 4.2 also has the industry’s leading high-performance Netflix™ cache.

Discussion of Scala, sister company of SuperLumin:

Scala provides the platform to easily create and centrally manage deployment of experiences, while retaining the flexibility to rapidly adapt to local business conditions. Scala has over 30 years experience informing, educating and entertaining audiences across wide-ranging industries like retail, finance, education, healthcare and more.

Along with discussion about STRATACACHE:

STRATACACHE is a global leader in digital signage. STRATACACHE provides a full suite of digital signage services that allow you to create, manage and display digital content across multiple locations and networks. With 1.4 million software and appliance installations and over 550,000 managed devices, STRATACACHE serves companies world-wide.

STRATACACHE content acceleration is powered by SuperLumin.

Sit back, plug in, listen to this conversation about UX, content and the need for speed – and live…

The AV Life.

Episode 60: Kicking Off the New Year with Video, Collaboration, Podcasting and More

Join the Crew Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett and new member Jared Huet as they kick off the new year and welcome their guests:

Derek Pando – Product Marketer and International Growth at Zoom
Tammy Jackson – Vice President Marketing & Communications at Sonic Foundry (on call-in)

After a brief 2017 shows interlude (and some of the usual banter – including re-announcing the Holiday Show prize winners), Corey, after talking about some industry news, begins discussion with Tammy about Sonic Foundry Mediasite – the platform and trends including active classroom/active learning in higher ed, conversations with people at Sonic Foundry – one recently about Wainhouse Research and adoption of video streaming in the healthcare industry, and higher ed lecture capture and video management use case. Tammy also adds her view in terms of trends in video for 2018.

Corey, a Zoom videoconference user and podcaster for several years now, then begins discussion with Derek talking about Zoom, the leading videoconferencing platform, and also talks about CEO Eric Yuan and his customer happiness approach. Derek talks about a partnership and Zoom’s accelerated growth including opening new global offices. Jared, whose company Curago Technologies in Dublin, Ireland is a Zoom reseller and integrator, then talks to Derek about Zoom user growth as well as Zoom Rooms and the great benefit of the ease of use. He also talks about Zoom Rooms, iPads, and Zoom comparison to using Skype for Business. Corey then discusses Zoom partnerships with Derek, and Jared talks about some features as well as integrator recurring revenue.

Katye then gives her thoughts about Zoom as a user along with being Corey’s podcast partner since Jan. 2016 using Zoom as the platform. Derek wrote a blog about Zoom and podcasting and Corey and Katye discuss this with him. He talks about some of the podcast shows that use Zoom as well as finding out about some of the equipment that they use.

There’s videoconferencing and collaboration trends discussion here too. Sit back, plug in and enjoy the first episode of 2018!