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The Role of Projection in Modern Entertainment

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In this episode of Pro AV Today, host Ben Thomas is joined by Christopher Whelan from Cirque du Soleil and Jason Meyer from Epson to discuss their new partnership and explore how projection technology is revolutionizing modern entertainment. This conversation dives into the ways that modern projection systems are transforming live shows and creating immersive…

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Navigating Technical Standards and Evolutions in the Casino and Gaming Industry

In this episode of Pro AV Today, host Ben Thomas explores the use cases and requirements of technology in the casino and gaming industry with Christopher Justice, a board member of the American Gaming Association. Their conversation highlights the crucial role that technology plays in gaming establishments, from OEM technology on slot machines to…

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Doing More with Less: Connected and Cloud Technologies Are Working Hard to Solve Farming and Agriculture Needs

How can connected and cloud technologies provide solutions to bring innovation and sustainability to meet the growing needs in farming and agriculture? As the global population pushes toward an estimated 10 billion by 2050, the demand for sustainable agriculture has never been more critical. With limited arable land available, the agricultural sector is turning…

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Enhanced Operator Experience in 2024’s Evolving Control Room Environments Means Make the Space Ergonomic and the Technology Flexible & Reliable

In 2024, the focus within the domain of control rooms and mission-critical applications is sharply pivoting towards enhancing the operator experience. This shift is more than a trend; it’s a necessity driven by the increasing complexity of operations and the crucial role of human factors in maintaining system reliability and effectiveness. Enhanced operator experience…

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Cybersecurity in an IT-First World: Vigilance & Risk Mitigation with Ex-CIA Chief Christopher Burgess

With digital transformation occurring at breakneck speed, cybersecurity has become a critical concern for first-world IT environments. The shift towards IT-first technology has brought about new challenges in protecting sensitive data and ensuring enterprise security. The stakes are high, with reports of data breaches becoming a daily occurrence, impacting organizations across various sectors. In…

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Tough Tech: Exploring the World of Rugged and Reliable Technology

Demand for rugged and reliable technology surges as industries confront the need for devices that can endure extreme environments without failure. From utilities to construction, the marketplace increasingly seeks innovations that ensure devices are durable and exceptionally functional under stress. Why is this technology crucial, and how is it evolving to meet the rigorous…

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High-Quality Live Events Technology is the Secret Weapon for Unforgettable Experiences

The fusion of technology and creativity is setting new standards for audience engagement and event personalization at live events. Live events technology such as augmented and virtual reality are now at the forefront, offering immersive experiences that bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds. AI and machine learning are also revolutionizing event…

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Empowering Through Connection: Vogel’s Pyramid Model Approach
July 19, 2024

Mission and Impact: Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit in Dallas, helps homeless children and families through various programs and services. Pyramid Model Framework: Vogel uses the Pyramid Model, an evidence-based framework for promoting young children’s social-emotional development with universal supports, targeted supports, and intensive interventions. Nurturing Relationships and Supportive Environments: Vogel focuses on building nurturing…

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MedPAC’s Miss on Reality of Home Health Financial Reality Results in Suggested Cut in 2025 Proposed Rule
July 19, 2024

The March 2024 MedPAC report recommending a 7% payment reduction for home health agencies in 2025 has sparked significant concern within the industry. Why is this recommendation being met with such resistance, and what does the financial reality of home health agencies look like in contrast to these federal suggestions? Are the MedPAC recommendations…

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Sixth Inning- What are the Stages Where Your Business Takes Place?
July 18, 2024

When you think of a baseball game, you might picture the crack of the bat or the roar of the crowd as a home run sails over the outfield fence. But for the Savannah Bananas, the game is just one part of the spectacle. Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind this innovative team, shares how…

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A Skilled Trades Career Provides a Future-Proof Path
July 18, 2024

In today’s rapidly changing job market, a skilled trades career offers a viable and attractive option, especially for the younger generations exploring alternatives to traditional college education. Recent trends indicate a significant shift in interest in these hands-on professions. On Straight Outta Crumpton, host Greg Crumpton engages in a lively conversation with Nicole Bass,…

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Power Over Ethernet Revolutionizes Home Automation by Simplifying Installations and Enhancing Connectivity
April 18, 2024

Homes become increasingly connected and Power over Ethernet (PoE) emerges as a transformative technology in residential automation and entertainment systems. By allowing electrical power and data signals to travel over a single Ethernet cable, PoE offers a streamlined approach to powering devices like smart speakers, security systems, and lighting, all while reducing cable clutter​….

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ISC West 2024: The Balancing Act Between Physical and Digital Technology That Redefines Security Without Compromise
April 12, 2024

As the International Security Conference & Exposition West 2024 (ISC West) concludes, the security industry has once again proven its dynamic nature, evolving with the increasing integration of physical and digital security solutions. This year’s event, the largest converged security trade show in North America, hosted in Las Vegas, showcased over 750 brands, including…

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Breaking Barriers: Raegan Thompson Talks Diversity and Inclusion in the Pro AV Industry
March 14, 2024

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
March 4, 2024

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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MEPPI Leading the Charge in Grid Modernization: Pioneering Smart, AI-Enhanced Power Systems for Future Demands
March 1, 2024

MEPPI recognizes the landscape of power demands and grid modernization is rapidly evolving, underscored by recent discussions at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. With US data center power consumption projected to double by 2030, the urgency for innovative solutions has never been more apparent. Simultaneously, efforts towards grid modernization are gaining momentum, focusing on creating a more…

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The U.S. Power Grid is Facing Increasing Demand. Mission-Critical Technologies Can Come to the Rescue
February 23, 2024

The aging U.S. power grid is grappling with surging power demand. More industries are digitalizing and in turn adding layers of service, infrastructure, and data analytics relying on heavy electricity generation; it’s clear the U.S. power grid is in for a tough ride. Even just looking at the adoption of consumer and commercial electrical…

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Content-Forward & Performance Skills are Elevating Storytelling in B2B Sales
February 9, 2024

Is storytelling in B2B sales an art or a science? Perhaps the art of sales is in the storytelling, and telling that story to make an impact is the science. In the fast-paced world of B2B sales, the convergence of content creation and performance skills is no longer a novelty but a necessity. As…

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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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