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Insights From ISC West 2024: Embracing IT as the New Decision-Maker in Banking & Security Integration

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At ISC West, banking & security integration was a hot topic. With cloud and AI advancements bringing forth new solutions, IT is fast becoming the new decision-maker. How can institutions leverage these technologies to comply with regulations and enhance market-specific functionalities? Jim Moran, the VP of PMG & PH at Verint Systems, posits the […]

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Tech-Mom Journey: From CERT to Stars, Inspiring the Next Generation with Desiree Baccus

In a world where technology and communication are paramount, the story of Desiree Baccus stands as a testament to the power of curiosity and adaptability. As a single mother who delved into the tech world to inspire her children, Baccus’ journey from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to the realms of amateur radio […]

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Where is Icom? Here, There, and Everywhere at the Miami Boat Show 2024

Icom was here, there, and everywhere at the Miami Boat Show. Master 500 GT Captain Kelly Gordon played tour guide at the Miami Boat Show 2024, where she showcased the ubiquitous presence of Icom radios at the event. Kelly toured a dazzling array of boats, from sleek yachts to robust convertibles like the Viking […]

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Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

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Integrating Technology in The Modern Locker Room: Transforming Athletic Training Facilities to Boost Recruitment and Retention

In this Pro AV Today episode, host Ben Thomas discusses the role of technology in athletic training facilities, emphasizing the importance of digital signage, audio, and video distribution in improving these spaces. Guest JJ Parker, CEO of Tightrope Media Systems and Carousel Digital Signage, shares insights on the evolution of athletic training facilities […]

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Sports Teams Can Leverage AR and VR Technologies to Deepen Fan Engagement & Unlock Real-Time Revenue Opportunities

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are opening up novel ways to enhance the fan experience, both in stadiums and from the comfort of one’s home. The release of Apple Vision Pro headsets has sparked debate on their potential impact on live sporting events. Critics question whether fans engrossed in their […]

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From Boy Scouts to Space Science: Amateur Radio’s Role in Shaping Dr Frissell’s Career as a Scientist

With the total solar eclipse on the horizon, set to occur on April 8, 2024, the scientific community is abuzz with excitement. This celestial event provides a unique opportunity to study the ionosphere’s effects on radio communications, a field of particular interest to Dr. Nathaniel Frissell. But how did a space physicist come to […]

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Insights From ISC West 2024: Embracing IT as the New Decision-Maker in Banking & Security Integration
April 18, 2024

At ISC West, banking & security integration was a hot topic. With cloud and AI advancements bringing forth new solutions, IT is fast becoming the new decision-maker. How can institutions leverage these technologies to comply with regulations and enhance market-specific functionalities? Jim Moran, the VP of PMG & PH at Verint Systems, posits the […]

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Tech-Mom Journey: From CERT to Stars, Inspiring the Next Generation with Desiree Baccus
April 18, 2024

In a world where technology and communication are paramount, the story of Desiree Baccus stands as a testament to the power of curiosity and adaptability. As a single mother who delved into the tech world to inspire her children, Baccus’ journey from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to the realms of amateur radio […]

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Third Inning: Whatever is Normal, Do The Exact Opposite
April 18, 2024

In a world where most businesses adhere to traditional practices, the Savannah Bananas baseball team stands out by doing the exact opposite. The organization’s philosophy is simple yet revolutionary: “Whatever’s normal, do the exact opposite.” This approach not only distinguishes them from competitors but also creates unforgettable experiences for their fans. Most companies stick […]

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Multifamily Housing is the Sustainable Solution for Rapid Population Growth in Nashville
April 17, 2024

As Nashville grapples with an explosive growth in population and a consequent strain on its housing market, the city is witnessing a shift from traditional single-family homes to more space-efficient multifamily units. This transition reflects a broader trend seen across various neighborhoods, with places like Germantown experiencing a significant 37.1% rise in home prices […]

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Insights From ISC West 2024: Embracing IT as the New Decision-Maker in Banking & Security Integration
April 18, 2024

At ISC West, banking & security integration was a hot topic. With cloud and AI advancements bringing forth new solutions, IT is fast becoming the new decision-maker. How can institutions leverage these technologies to comply with regulations and enhance market-specific functionalities? Jim Moran, the VP of PMG & PH at Verint Systems, posits the […]

Read More
Tech-Mom Journey: From CERT to Stars, Inspiring the Next Generation with Desiree Baccus

In a world where technology and communication are paramount, the story of Desiree Baccus stands as a testament to the power of curiosity and adaptability. As a single mother who delved into the tech world to inspire her children, Baccus’ journey from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to the realms of amateur radio […]

Read More
Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

Read More
Integrating Technology in The Modern Locker Room: Transforming Athletic Training Facilities to Boost Recruitment and Retention

In this Pro AV Today episode, host Ben Thomas discusses the role of technology in athletic training facilities, emphasizing the importance of digital signage, audio, and video distribution in improving these spaces. Guest JJ Parker, CEO of Tightrope Media Systems and Carousel Digital Signage, shares insights on the evolution of athletic training facilities […]

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Sports Teams Can Leverage AR and VR Technologies to Deepen Fan Engagement & Unlock Real-Time Revenue Opportunities
April 5, 2024

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are opening up novel ways to enhance the fan experience, both in stadiums and from the comfort of one’s home. The release of Apple Vision Pro headsets has sparked debate on their potential impact on live sporting events. Critics question whether fans engrossed in their […]

Read More
From Boy Scouts to Space Science: Amateur Radio’s Role in Shaping Dr Frissell’s Career as a Scientist

With the total solar eclipse on the horizon, set to occur on April 8, 2024, the scientific community is abuzz with excitement. This celestial event provides a unique opportunity to study the ionosphere’s effects on radio communications, a field of particular interest to Dr. Nathaniel Frissell. But how did a space physicist come to […]

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New Fixed Frame Projection Screen Now Available

(Spiceland, Ind.) – The latest fixed frame projection screen from Draper offers the performance of multiple screen types in a single flexible screen model that comes packed with features and is easy to order. The StyleLine Fixed Screen is available up to 12 feet wide with two bezel trim options – 5/8″ or 3-3/16″ – […]

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Draper Names New Pro AV Regional Sales Manager – Western U.S.

(Spiceland, Indiana) – Draper, Inc., has hired Sam Nord as Pro AV Regional Sales Manager for the Western United States. Nord will be responsible for working with AV dealers and our rep firm, The Farm, in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Nord is a well-known […]

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Implement Two-Way Radio Communication Systems for Schools: A Non-Negotiable for Unmatched Emergency Communication Efficiency
March 21, 2024

Ensuring the safety of students and staff in schools is a paramount concern, and the adoption of effective communication tools is a cornerstone of any comprehensive emergency preparedness plan. Against this backdrop, the critical importance of two-way radio systems for schools comes to the fore, offering a reliable solution for maintaining communication during both […]

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Revving Up Adventure: The Blue Thunder Edition Polaris RZR with Exceptional Sound System Integration from MTX Audio

The Blue Thunder Edition Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo, developed by MTX Audio in partnership with Polaris, combines top-tier off-road performance with innovative sound system integration. Featuring a distinctive Blue Thunder color scheme as a nod to MTX’s audio heritage, it boasts a high-fidelity MTX Audio system capable of delivering exceptional sound in harsh […]

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Beyond Sound: MTX Audio’s Integration in Polaris Slingshot Pushes the Boundaries of In-Vehicle Entertainment

The MTX Audio-enhanced Polaris Slingshot features a groundbreaking audio system that includes two MTX 75 Series 12” subwoofers and MTX Signature Series 3-way component speakers, powered by robust MTX amplifiers. An Apple® iPad® mini, seamlessly integrated into the custom dashboard, acts as the source unit. This high-powered setup ensures an immersive audio experience that […]

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Unleash the Power of Sound: MTX Audio’s Sound System Takes the Polaris RZR to New Heights

The Blue Thunder Edition Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo, a masterpiece crafted by MTX Audio in collaboration with Polaris, showcases an exceptional blend of high-performance off-roading and state-of-the-art sound system integration. The RZR features an advanced MTX Audio system designed to deliver superior sound quality even in the most rugged environments. The Blue Thunder […]

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Tech-Mom Journey: From CERT to Stars, Inspiring the Next Generation with Desiree Baccus
April 18, 2024

In a world where technology and communication are paramount, the story of Desiree Baccus stands as a testament to the power of curiosity and adaptability. As a single mother who delved into the tech world to inspire her children, Baccus’ journey from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to the realms of amateur radio […]

Read More
Integrating Technology in The Modern Locker Room: Transforming Athletic Training Facilities to Boost Recruitment and Retention

In this Pro AV Today episode, host Ben Thomas discusses the role of technology in athletic training facilities, emphasizing the importance of digital signage, audio, and video distribution in improving these spaces. Guest JJ Parker, CEO of Tightrope Media Systems and Carousel Digital Signage, shares insights on the evolution of athletic training facilities […]

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From Boy Scouts to Space Science: Amateur Radio’s Role in Shaping Dr Frissell’s Career as a Scientist

With the total solar eclipse on the horizon, set to occur on April 8, 2024, the scientific community is abuzz with excitement. This celestial event provides a unique opportunity to study the ionosphere’s effects on radio communications, a field of particular interest to Dr. Nathaniel Frissell. But how did a space physicist come to […]

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Breaking Barriers: Raegan Thompson Talks Diversity and Inclusion in the Pro AV Industry

The Pro AV industry is known for its constant evolution, with fresh talent continually reshaping market trends, buying patterns, and marketing strategies. As new generations enter the workforce, their unique perspectives and backgrounds play a pivotal role in driving innovation and inclusivity. On Pro AV Today, host Ben Thomas sits down with Raegan Thompson of […]

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Previewing Each Stop at the 2024 E4 Experience with Rob Voorhees of Exertis Almo
March 12, 2024

As the Pro AV industry continues to evolve, with new technologies shaping the way we interact with audiovisual experiences, there’s a heightened interest in platforms that offer hands-on exposure and in-depth discussions about these advancements. The E4 Experience, hosted by Exertis Almo, stands out as a unique opportunity for professionals at all levels—from newcomers […]

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How Remote Collaboration Translates to the World of Music

Remote collaboration within the music industry has evolved dramatically over the last few years. Despite the rise of telecommuting platforms like Zoom and Teams, musicians have consistently fought latency issues that have been a hindrance to meaningful real time collaboration. One company is focused on challenging that norm and hopes to empower  synchronized musical […]

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Draper At Home Announces Residential Sales Director

(Spiceland, Ind.) – Draper At Home has announced the appointment of a Director of Sales — Residential. Chris Sitarov will be responsible for Draper At Home Regional Residential Sales Managers throughout the United States. Sitarov joined Draper in 2019 as the Architectural Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-Atlantic states and was most recently Director of […]

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Navigating the Future of Work, Play, and App Development in the Apple Vision Pro Era

Apple Vision Pro, the latest entrant in the mixed-reality headset market, has quickly become a focal point for developers and users, boasting over 1,000 apps designed to harness its unique spatial computing capabilities. Despite its hefty price tag of $3,499, reviews of the device hail it as the best mixed-reality headset available, albeit a […]

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Which Key Pro AV Market Verticals Will Fuel the Growth Engine in 2024?
January 18, 2024

After a somewhat disappointing 2023 in the Pro AV industry, look for several AV market verticals to lead the way to a successful 2024. In a recent report by AVIXA, the Pro AV Sales Index (AVI-S) for December 2023 showed a promising increase, ending the year at 60.4, a figure close to the previous […]

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Rise in AV Market Advancements Will Lead to More Critical Control Room Concerns

The demand and implementation of advanced AV technologies is creating a rise in complexities for critical control rooms. In effect, this is gradually shaping the professional AV industry and this year, the several AV markets are expected to see growth. Chris Carver, the US Coordinator at ICCRA, provided some explanation into the challenges and […]

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Transforming Communication: The Role of Video Conferencing in Hybrid Work Environment

As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of hybrid work environments, it’s crucial for all to get a handle on the ins and outs of video conferencing. This episode of Tech Unraveled, presented by Vistacom, delves into the modern challenges and evolving technologies in this space. The episode features Cara Shannon, Senior Manager, Product Marketing  […]

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Dear Matt: What is the Best AVoIP Solution?

As AVoIP (AV over IP) becomes more integral to audiovisual professionals, the improved and streamlined AV system implementations resulting from AVoIP solutions lead to a natural question. What is the best AVoIP solution? The answer? It depends. In the latest episode of “Dear Matt,” presented by Vistacom, Matt Boyer, the Chief Technology Officer at […]

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How to Have a Thriving Career in AV
March 28, 2023

The AV industry is undergoing a dramatic shift in regards to hiring and retaining talent. As many people are coming into the industry for the first time, some are still unaware of the opportunities for growth within the AV community. As an AV pro, it’s crucial to develop skills that can help you advance […]

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A 90 Second Review of the Sennheiser Profile USB Mic

The Sennheiser Profile USB Mic is the audio titan’s latest foray into “plug and play” microphones. With both a loaded feature set and an aggressive price point, the Profile USB Mic aims to elevate standard content creation setups. Does it live up to the hype? Check out my thoughts below:       Features at […]

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4 Tips for Breaking into the AV Industry

The AV industry is rapidly growing and offers diverse career opportunities for individuals with different backgrounds and skill sets. From designing and installing audio-visual systems to creating immersive digital experiences, the AV industry encompasses a broad range of roles that require creativity, technical expertise, and innovation. If you are passionate about AV and looking […]

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Keeping in Touch with Touch and Gesture Displays

Touch displays have come a long way since their inception in the mid 1900s. Today, they have revolutionized various industries, including gaming, sports betting, digital signage, quick-service restaurants (QSRs), and education. These industries have seen an evolution in touch display technology that has transformed the way they operate, interact with customers, and gather data […]

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Netflix's New Model: How Does This Affect Customers?
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Netflix’s New Model: How Does This Affect Customers?
February 14, 2023

In today’s digital era, streaming services have become a staple in the lives of consumers. With the average person subscribing to at least three streaming platforms, cost-saving opportunities are highly sought after. That’s where Philips Media Suite comes in, providing an innovative solution for hotel owners and their guests. As streaming costs add up, […]

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Where is Icom? Here, There, and Everywhere at the Miami Boat Show 2024
April 15, 2024

Icom was here, there, and everywhere at the Miami Boat Show. Master 500 GT Captain Kelly Gordon played tour guide at the Miami Boat Show 2024, where she showcased the ubiquitous presence of Icom radios at the event. Kelly toured a dazzling array of boats, from sleek yachts to robust convertibles like the Viking […]

Read More
Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

Read More
ICOM at IWCE 2024: IP730 is the Solution to Scalable and Effective Communication Systems for Critical Services

At the International Wireless Communication Expo (IWCE) 2024 trade show in Orlando, the spotlight was on the latest advancements in communication technology, crucial for sectors like the military, emergency services, and public transportation. This event is a vital meeting point for professionals seeking innovative solutions to enhance their operational communication capabilities across vast distances. […]

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Icom Hits Orlando for the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE 2024)

Icom America’s Jon Paul Beauchamp was in Orlando, Florida for IWCE 24, the International Wireless Communications Expo. Beauchamp sent greetings from Icom’s Booth, #805. Catch all of the highlights at Icom America.

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Game-Changing Security Communication Solutions On Display at IWCE
March 28, 2024

One of the spotlights at this year’s IWCE event in Orlando, Florida were the security communication solutions which make a significant different in sensitive environments like public schools. How can dealers successfully navigate partnerships with agencies to enhance their security measures? Jon Paul Beauchamp of Icom America caught up with Paul Toth, the Owner […]

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Fostering Innovation and Interoperability: Aurora Multimedia & SDVoE’s Vision for AV

In a recent episode of “Cutting Through,” host Ben Thomas dove deep into the evolving world of AV over IP with industry leaders Paul Harris, President & CEO of Aurora Multimedia, and Stephane Tremblay, CEO of the SDVoE Alliance. As Infocomm looms and the industry buzzes with anticipation, they explored what’s new and what’s next. […]

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Implement Two-Way Radio Communication Systems for Schools: A Non-Negotiable for Unmatched Emergency Communication Efficiency

Ensuring the safety of students and staff in schools is a paramount concern, and the adoption of effective communication tools is a cornerstone of any comprehensive emergency preparedness plan. Against this backdrop, the critical importance of two-way radio systems for schools comes to the fore, offering a reliable solution for maintaining communication during both […]

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Sky-High Innovation: How Drone Shows are Revolutionizing Entertainment and Beyond

As the tech world increasingly seeks innovative and sustainable alternatives to traditional entertainment, drone shows have soared into the spotlight, marking a new era in event technology. With their versatility and capacity to mesmerize audiences without the environmental footprint of fireworks, drone displays represent the cutting edge of engaging and eco-friendly entertainment. In this […]

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Seattle Boat Show 2024
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Icom at the Helm: Navigating Success at the Seattle Boat Show 2024
March 5, 2024

In the bustling atmosphere of the Seattle Boat Show 2024, Icom America showcased its latest advancements in marine communication technology, capturing the attention of enthusiasts and professionals alike. Project Lead Maureen Blomgren led the charge, engaging with key figures in the marine industry to discuss the unparalleled reliability and features of Icom radios. Dave […]

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Powering Growth with Strong Partnerships: Aurora & AV Consultants

In this episode of “Cutting Through,” host Bobby Brill engages in a dynamic conversation with Charles Duncan, National Consultant Resource Manager at Aurora Multimedia. Together, they delve into the transformative trends of 2023 and unveil Aurora Multimedia’s strategies for harnessing innovation in 2024. Key Points of Discussion: The Evolution of AV Control Systems: Charles highlights […]

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Aurora Makes a Large Investment in HETMA

In a landmark move, Aurora Multimedia recently announced a groundbreaking $6.6 million donation of IP control system products to the Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance (HETMA). This significant contribution is set to revolutionize the education technology sector, potentially altering the educational landscape for years to come. But beyond the impressive figure, what does this […]

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Animal Control Officers Rely on Two-Way Radios for Efficient and Effective Operations

In the realm of public safety and community service, animal control officers play a pivotal role, often operating under challenging conditions. A recent focus on their work highlights the importance of reliable communication tools in enhancing their efficiency and safety. This video delves into the critical challenges faced by animal control officers, particularly the […]

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Other Professional AV Articles
New Fixed Frame Projection Screen Now Available
April 2, 2024

(Spiceland, Ind.) – The latest fixed frame projection screen from Draper offers the performance of multiple screen types in a single flexible screen model that comes packed with features and is easy to order. The StyleLine Fixed Screen is available up to 12 feet wide with two bezel trim options – 5/8″ or 3-3/16″ – […]

Read More
ICOM at IWCE 2024: IP730 is the Solution to Scalable and Effective Communication Systems for Critical Services
March 28, 2024

At the International Wireless Communication Expo (IWCE) 2024 trade show in Orlando, the spotlight was on the latest advancements in communication technology, crucial for sectors like the military, emergency services, and public transportation. This event is a vital meeting point for professionals seeking innovative solutions to enhance their operational communication capabilities across vast distances. […]

Read More
Icom Hits Orlando for the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE 2024)
March 28, 2024

Icom America’s Jon Paul Beauchamp was in Orlando, Florida for IWCE 24, the International Wireless Communications Expo. Beauchamp sent greetings from Icom’s Booth, #805. Catch all of the highlights at Icom America.

Read More
Game-Changing Security Communication Solutions On Display at IWCE
March 28, 2024

One of the spotlights at this year’s IWCE event in Orlando, Florida were the security communication solutions which make a significant different in sensitive environments like public schools. How can dealers successfully navigate partnerships with agencies to enhance their security measures? Jon Paul Beauchamp of Icom America caught up with Paul Toth, the Owner […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Security Technology and Emergency Response
March 26, 2024

Technology continuously reshapes our daily lives, and its intersection with public safety and emergency response has become a focal point of discussion within both the public and private sector. With a surge in the implementation of sophisticated security technologies, from intelligent safety platforms to IoT devices, the question arises: How effectively are these advancements bridging […]

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Draper Names New Pro AV Regional Sales Manager – Western U.S.
March 26, 2024

(Spiceland, Indiana) – Draper, Inc., has hired Sam Nord as Pro AV Regional Sales Manager for the Western United States. Nord will be responsible for working with AV dealers and our rep firm, The Farm, in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Nord is a well-known […]

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Fostering Innovation and Interoperability: Aurora Multimedia & SDVoE’s Vision for AV
March 22, 2024

In a recent episode of “Cutting Through,” host Ben Thomas dove deep into the evolving world of AV over IP with industry leaders Paul Harris, President & CEO of Aurora Multimedia, and Stephane Tremblay, CEO of the SDVoE Alliance. As Infocomm looms and the industry buzzes with anticipation, they explored what’s new and what’s next. […]

Read More
Implement Two-Way Radio Communication Systems for Schools: A Non-Negotiable for Unmatched Emergency Communication Efficiency
March 21, 2024

Ensuring the safety of students and staff in schools is a paramount concern, and the adoption of effective communication tools is a cornerstone of any comprehensive emergency preparedness plan. Against this backdrop, the critical importance of two-way radio systems for schools comes to the fore, offering a reliable solution for maintaining communication during both […]

Read More
Sky-High Innovation: How Drone Shows are Revolutionizing Entertainment and Beyond
March 20, 2024

As the tech world increasingly seeks innovative and sustainable alternatives to traditional entertainment, drone shows have soared into the spotlight, marking a new era in event technology. With their versatility and capacity to mesmerize audiences without the environmental footprint of fireworks, drone displays represent the cutting edge of engaging and eco-friendly entertainment. In this […]

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