Articles by tag: Ben Thomas

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

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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

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?

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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The Next Generation of Energy: The Importance of Power Management

In a dynamic discussion, MarketScale host Ben Thomas engages with Joe Piccirilli, the CEO of RoseWater Energy, unraveling the intricacies of residential power management. They shed light on the evolving landscape of energy needs, emphasizing the vital role of renewables, batteries, and generators in stabilizing power supply. Joe Piccirilli’s insights illuminate the pathway toward […]

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Direct Connections
IHSE’s Surprising Appearance at Security Conferences: The Verticals Convergence

In this episode of Direct Connections, presented by IHSE, host Ben Thomas and his guests Dan Holland, a Marketing Manager with IHSE, and Dan Gundry, the Senior Director of LVX Sales at Barco, shed light on the expanding applications of IHSE’s technologies beyond the broadcast world into security, command, and control room environments. The […]

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Commercial Integrators Who Empower Others to Share Their Experiences Will Add Strength to the Pro AV Industry

Commercial Integrator took center stage in the Pro AV industry recently with its recent highlight of top minds in the market, and one of MarketScale’s own made the list. Commercial Integrator’s annual “40 Influencers Under 40” is a testament to the remarkable talent making waves in the sector. The 2023 list, celebrating its 10th […]

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AI’s Transformative Impact on the AV Market Will Help Predict Product Maintenance and Design

More recently, the gradual integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in the audio-visual (AV) industry has begun to shift from novelty to necessity. From streamlining cumbersome tasks to improving audio quality and aiding in design and predictive maintenance, AI is adding layers of innovation. The rising demand for efficiency and quality is driving this transformation. […]

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Risk management and employee well-being
Merging Risk Management with Employee Well-Being is the Secret to Unlocking Workplace Potential
February 27, 2024

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the convergence of risk management, business insurance, and employee benefits has emerged as a critical focal point for organizations aiming to foster a resilient and thriving workforce. This intersection of risk management and employee well-being addresses not just the physical assets of a company but extends to the […]

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Residential
Draper At Home Announces Residential Sales Director
February 27, 2024

(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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Proactively Protecting Schools with Intelligent AI
February 27, 2024

In today’s episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Matias Klein, Founder & CEO of Kognition AI. During the conversation, they discussed leveraging artificial intelligence to enhance security in educational settings. Matias shares his journey from aspiring healthcare professional to tech entrepreneur, emphasizing the role of AI […]

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Embedded Payment Processing
How Embedded Payment Processing Is Shaking Up the Travel Experience
February 27, 2024

Through embedded systems, hoteliers can ensure guest data stays within their purview while providing a more comprehensive guest experience from beginning to end. By Warren Dehan The hotel payment processing experience is ready for a shakeup. Improving payment processing in hotels has been a major barrier for independent operators, and yet the closer payment processes […]

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Traditional Radio Systems Generate Opportunities Within the Pro AV Space
July 28, 2023

In an era where Digital communication may be king of the Pro AV world, one should not overlook the importance of traditional radio systems in the professional audio and video industry. The growth of interconnectivity propels the need for reliable, efficient, and versatile communication tools. Radio systems play a crucial role in ensuring smooth […]

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A Sound Radio Communication Strategy Lets Entertainment Organizers Plan for the Best
June 30, 2023

Staying in constant radio communication during an event, be it sports, entertainment, or tradeshow, is integral to flawless performance. And, if things start becoming unhitched, communication at the ready will get things back on track in a hurry. Nearly three-quarters of event organizers leverage event-specific radio communication technology, such as mobile communication devices, Radio […]

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InfoComm 2023: Can You Hear Through Your Cheekbones? Bone Conduction is the Latest Innovation in Audio Technology
June 22, 2023

In the realm of audio technology, bone conduction is reshaping the way we perceive sound. This technology, which allows audio to be transmitted through your cheekbones instead of the traditional ear canal, is at the heart of Shokz’s new bone conduction headset. Shokz attended this year’s InfoComm, where they highlighted the company’s OpenComm2 UC. […]

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Examining the “A” in AV Over IP
November 20, 2021

AV over IP isn’t a new concept in the Pro AV market. Its prevalence is growing with the unique demands of the modern world. While the “v” or video over IP innovations have dominated the conversation recently, the “a” or audio is just as important. For audio or visuals, it involves the transmission of […]

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How Are Modern City Centers Evolving to Suit Hybrid Desires?
May 28, 2021

How has the modern city center evolved from those of the past? On this inaugural episode of Deconstruction, a VCC podcast, host Ben Thomas and Derek Alley, CEO of VCC, break down the modern city center and what it takes to plan, build and maintain it. According to Alley, the term city center would have […]

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