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Episode 20: Michelle Loret Talks with John Urban, Biamp at ISE 2019

Michelle Loret hosts a conversation with:

John Urban – Product Marketing Manager at Biamp Systems

Michelle talks with John about products and solutions showcased and announced at ISE 2019. She also discusses the acquisition of Cambridge Sound Management with him.


Episode 15: Case Study: Q-SYS Enables Large Meeting Room Integration Across Multiple Corporate Campuses at LinkedIn

Join host Corey Moss and co-host Michelle Loret as they welcome their guests:

Ed Veeser – Advanced Applications Engineer, Global Enterprise Accounts at QSC

John Brenneis – Design Engineer at David Carroll Associates

In 2015, Linkedin, the world’s largest professional network, established a mandate to develop a media production network commensurate with the company’s scope and vision. Gary Schneider, Manager of Broadcast Systems Engineering for Linkedin Media Productions, had a vision of how to do this, and came to DCA with a unique challenge. Find out more here.

LinkedIn has of course become an essential part of how more than 500 million people build and curate their business networks. LinkedIn have applied their belief in fast, efficient and flexible networking by enlisting Q-SYS to achieve advanced integration within their large multipurpose meeting rooms across multiple corporate campuses.

Corey and Michelle talk with Ed and John about the challenges, solutions and results of this complex design and integration. You’ll also hear about John’s veteran background in the industry, which includes live events, and how it played a role in this multi-campus integration.

Read more about this case study here.

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.