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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 9: Crestron and Zoom – a Dynamic Example of UC Technology Partnership in the AV Industry



Join host Corey Moss as he welcomes his guests:

Joseph Sarrasin – Product Line Manager – Unified Communications at Crestron Electronics

Jimmy Vaughn – UC Technical Product Manager at Crestron Electronics

Wayne Driggers – Channel and Strategic Alliances Leader at Zoom Video Communications

Joe and Jimmy begin talking about Crestron, and how the company has expanded beyond control and automation with other technologies including audio and especially UC. They talk about Crestron’s UC product Mercury, and discussion of bringing the technology to the Zoom world (in 2017). Wayne picks up on this talking about Zoom, its beginning, and rise in the industry. He talks about the simplicity of Zoom software, as well as CEO Eric Yuan – his leadership and his happiness mantra. He also refers to Gartner rankings for Zoom.

Next all talk about InfoComm 2018, Joe and Jimmy discuss the expanded relationship with Zoom at the show (which began at InfoComm 2017), discussing Mercury as well as bringing TSW series Touch Screens into the Zoom ecosystem with native Zoom Rooms interface, enterprise grade hardware also controlling the room with enterprise-grade network security. All talk about the partnership in terms of working together on these solutions, with discussion of the collaboration that takes place between the companies and expanding the ecosystem play. Wayne also talks about building the right ecosystem, focused on this relationship.

Jimmy talks about Crestron going to Zoomtopia this year, along with looking forward to the 4:00 meetings the two companies have. Wayne adds how customers can sense how certain companies work well together. Joe and Jimmy talk about the focused approach on unified communications, where all others products and solutions, including collaboration, are handled by others in the company. Corey then brings up Enterprise Connect, and talks with all about EC and InfoComm, comparing and contrasting. Wayne talks about video saturation now as a result of innovation and the greater ease of interaction.

Corey asks how all view UC in the industry now (along with partnering), and then in the future. Corey and Wayne also finish talking about Eric Yuan and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award.


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)