Monthly Archives: May 2018

Episode 8: The Iconic, the Digital and the Transformative in Integration – a Discussion with Shure Incorporated

Join host Corey Moss as he welcomes his guest:

Chris Merrick – Global Marketing Director – Integrated Systems at Shure Incorporated

Corey begins by talking with Chris about his position, along with his return to the AV industry with Shure, the company, globalization and more.

Next, Corey provides the following words and terms for Chris to respond to in terms of Shure, the industry, integrators, and end users as well:

  • Iconic
  • Trendsetting
  • Digital evolution
  • Convergent technology
  • Transformative solutions
  • AV

The conversation concludes with discussion of InfoComm 2018, as Chris talks about what Shure will be presenting in microphone and audio solutions (including Microflex Complete Wireless, launched at ISE 2018), along with showcasing Shure Audio Institute and software at the show.

(Note: Shure is a Convergent AV InfoComm 2018 sponsor)


Episode 7: Nureva – Transformative Collaboration Solutions That Are Re-Defining the Collaborative Process

Join host Corey Moss as he welcomes his guest:

Nancy Knowlton – President and CEO at Nureva

Corey begins talking with Nancy about Nureva the company and their beginnings – which also includes discussion of her former company SMART Technologies. Nancy also talks about how Nureva acquired a deeper understanding of what it is that people actually want to do when it comes to collaboration along the way, and bringing the Nureva Span System to the market.

Discussion of moving into the digital world follows, and Nancy includes reference to being transformative. Corey brings up how collaboration has become such a broad topic, and how the collaboration space is being re-defined with the newer “visual collaboration” category – Nancy follows this up in terms of discussing enhanced technologies along with thought processes for collaboration through Nureva solutions.

Corey discusses cloud and software in the industry, leading to discussion of the new Nureva Wall (which debuted at ISE 2018), and Nancy defines how the product provides a major benefit for visual collaboration as a hardware solution, along with how they decided to offer Span software separately.

Next is discussion of the HDL300 audio conferencing system and Nancy talks about how the system fits well in the huddle space as well as larger meeting room spaces – she details the HDL300 technology approach and Microphone Mist with 8,192 virtual microphones, and includes Dave Martin (Chairman of the Board at Nureva) in the conversation. Dave is mentioned as an industry innovator (and Nancy points to the team as well).

Corey explains how the theme for Convergent AV at InfoComm 2018 is transformative solutions, and Nancy elaborates on what they will be doing at the show based on this. She also talks about being in the collaboration space for quite some time, and how people are finally experiencing the benefits of collaboration now more than ever, as the space continues to transform.

Nancy finishes the discussion talking about Nureva being a TIDE Conference Global Partner, (taking place at InfoComm on June 5th), and mentions that they’ll be at the UBTech Conference as well.

(Note: Nureva is a Convergent AV InfoComm 2018 sponsor)

Episode 6: Collaborative Visualization, Technology Evolution and AV/IT Convergence with InFocus

Join host Michelle Loret as she welcomes her guest:

Brady O. Bruce – Chief Marketing Officer at InFocus

Michelle begins talking with Brady about ISE 2018 and what InFocus accomplished at the show. Brady discusses their new laser projector line, including an ultra-short throw that were launched there.

Next Michelle talks with Brady about how InFocus pivoted in 2016 with several acquisitions, including Jupiter Systems. Brady discusses this as an innovative technology evolution for the company highlighting specific solutions – to go with the company’s Mondopad and JTouch – including ConX (acquisition of Avastar) and Canvas (Jupiter).

Michelle and Brady discuss Pixelnet 2.0 distributed display wall system, launched in January (the original Pixelnet launched in 2008). Brady talks about how customers have been reliant on the most crisp image that can attain, and he details that along with numerous benefits of the solution, including how IT budgets can stretch with it.

There’s also breaking InFocus news revealed here by Brady, a widely-scalable product which provides an easy and affordable way to connect and share documents and data in the conference room which will be launched at InfoComm 2018 – listen in for it.

(Note: InFocus is a Convergent AV InfoComm 2018 sponsor).

Episode 5: Technologies, Trends, Collaboration and the Creative Process in Moviemaking

Join host Corey Moss he welcomes his guests:

Kenneth Williams – Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at ETC – Entertainment Technology Center @ USC

Peter Jackson – Chief Executive Officer at Bluescape

Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC @ USC) is a think tank and research center that brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders, and catalysts from the entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries along with the academic resources of the University of Southern California to explore and to act upon topics and issues related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content.

Bluescape is a visual collaborative workspace designed to elevate your work. It empowers you to Create, Collaborate, and Innovate across your entire enterprise. Founded in 2012, Bluescape is a cloud-based, software as a service company based in Silicon Valley, CA and owned by Haworth Inc., a privately owned, +$2B leading provider of workplace design, products, and technology solutions.

To begin, Ken provides an overview of ETC – Entertainment Technology Center @ USC and what they do, the organization’s mission, and the services they offer their members.

Next, Ken and Peter discuss what is driving the way Entertainment & Media (E&M) companies are using emerging technology in their craft today:

  • What are the challenges E&M companies are trying to solve?
  • How has content creation changed and distributed?
  • How has consumers’ consumption and experience of content changed?
  • What are the top disruptive changes happening in the industry?
  • Where is the use of technology with this industry heading towards?

Next is discussion about what has changed in the design, creative and production process as it relates to workstreams, collaboration, data and more (certain major studios are mentioned):

  • The convergence  of collaboration across teams: production, marketing and distribution
  • Why is the integration of dispersed teams needed in workstreams?
  • Provide several examples of technology and team’s use to do their jobs better
  • What’s working in the ways teams collaborate?
  • What advantages or benefits are E & M companies seeing through better creation, sharing and production of content and collaboration?

Finally Ken talks about ETC work as he shares:

  • An overview of the ‘Wonder Buffalo’ short film project
  • Key learnings and outcomes focused on next gen technology exploration short film (Peter adds here too)
  • What’s next for ETC, as well as new programs