Monthly Archives: July 2018

Episode 12: Acquisition, Culture and Outcome – An In-Depth Conversation with Rashid Skaf, President & CEO – Co-Chairman at Biamp Systems



Join host Michelle Loret as she welcomes her guest:

Rashid Skaf – President & CEO – Co-Chairman at Biamp Systems

The announcement on Nov 30, 2017: Industry Veteran Rashid Skaf Assumes the Helm after Leading Highlander Partners’ Acquisition of Biamp Systems

Michelle’s in-depth conversation with Rashid Skaf:

  • Some of the things you might not know about him
  • The acquisition of Biamp, organizational changes and growth
  • Thoughts concerning acquisition of a well-established industry manufacturer, along with company’s perception of change
  • How he views acquisition along with the importance of corporate culture
  • On being Senior Advisor at Highlander Partners
  • Private equity vs. venture capital, as related to the AV industry
  • His passion for communications/telecom (where he began his career)
  • A future look for Biamp
  • Closing discussion

Listen to Michelle’s engaging conversation with one of the AV industry’s most respected executives.

 


Episode 11: ReAX and the AV Control Revolution – Real Talk with Paul Harris at Aurora Multimedia



Join host Michelle Loret as she welcomes her guest:

Paul Harris – CEO at Aurora Multimedia

The discussion:

  • Aurora Multimedia, Convergent AV InfoComm 2018 Top Pick (the First Ten) – ReAX open source, non-proprietary control system
  • Paul is an engineer and programmer, he discusses programming in JavaScript
  • Paul talks about Core Creator – drag and drop tools
  • “Put up or shut up” – delivering the quality product and service
  • Not just another control system (Paul explains why)
  • Michelle talks about “flip the script”
  • Paul discusses strategy for marketing ReAX, building the community and launch
  • Some Aurora control history, leading to the refresh
  • Paul recently appointed Chairman of the HDBaseT Alliance’s AV Work Group
  • HDBaseT future discussion (the death of HDBaseT has been misreported…)

Listen to ReAX, and Real Talk with AV industry innovator Paul Harris.


Episode 10: Projecting the Perfect Image – A Look Into the Science Behind the Screen with Stewart Filmscreen



This episode is sponsored by Stewart Filmscreen

Join co-hosts Corey Moss and Katye McGregor Bennett as they welcome their guests:

Shannon Townley – President and CEO at Stewart Filmscreen

Mark Robinson – VP of Customer Experience at Stewart Filmscreen

The primary points of this podcast discussion:

  • Why Stewart Filmscreen’s commitment to delivering 16K+ resolution screens since 1947, and long-standing preparedness for higher resolutions matters
  • How Stewart Filmscreen originated and continues to develop next-gen ALR screens – 20+ year history includes stalwart products GrayMatte, GrayHawk, and Firehawk, as well as the new Phantom HALR​

Learn more: reference articles and resources 

Stewart GrayHawk

Stewart FireHawk 

The Stewart FireHawk Screen: How it Works

  • Vertical integration and proprietary chemical compositions ensure Stewart Filmscreen products stand the test of time
  • HALR – why the designation ​exists, what makes ​it different, and why the difference matters to end users

Learn more: reference articles and resources

Stewart Phantom HALR

CE Pro Hands On: Stewart Phantom HALR Screen Redefines Video Projection 

Ambient Light Rejecting Screens and the Laws of Physics

  • What the commercial integrator (along with customer) needs to know
  • Stewart Filmscreen and elite partners ​

Learn more: reference articles and resources 

Stewart Filmscreen Partners with Top Projector Manufacturers 

Stewart Filmscreen Joins USAV, a PSA Company, as a Preferred Manufacturer Partner

Along with the most demanding critics in the world – including Hollywood elite, post-production facilities, and those seeking the best image possible for any application imaginable.