Boost Revenue and Enhance Profits with Samsung

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Learn how to boost your sales and enhance profits with Samsung hospitality by leveraging strong first-quarter promotions and Samsung's REACH server for distributed video and messaging to get the job done. Attend this session to learn how these products give YOU the competitive edge.
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AV Starts with A (And the A is way more profitable than V)

Thursday, February 23, 2017
All the glamor and glitz is in selling the V part of AV. In fact, nearly 80 percent of the growth in the AV market growth over the past two decades has come from video. All the while, audio has quietly gotten more profitable and easier to distribute — and now it sounds way, way better than it did 10 years ago. Thanks to technologies like Dante, USB-audio and speaker- and mic-arrays, audio has not only gotten more sophisticated, but more profitable to sell than video in nearly every type of AV system. Let’s take another look at audio and why you shouldn’t be totally focused on video when selling AV systems. The money’s in the details. Join Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe [Publications] and 25-year AV-veteran, for this webinar as he talks about something that everyone else has already known for over 20 years — that A is way, way, way more profitable than V.
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Charged Up! Drive Revenues & Guest Satisfaction Ratings with the Latest in Hospitality Charging Trends

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Mobile devices have become engrained into our lives but for a hotel guest, a low battery can create stress that has them hunting down power outlets or (worse) tied to their guest rooms rather than enjoying hotel amenities and that means loss in revenues to hoteliers. Attend this 3pm session to learn: 1. What charging options you can provide that will help increase your sales and profits and keep hoteliers coming back to you for more. 2. How Kube's solutions are proven to drive a property's revenues and boost guest satisfaction and loyalty ratings. 3. What 3-things you can ask to help you uncover opportunities, differentiate yourself from your competition and close charging business today! Presented by Dave Weinstein, Vice President of Kube Systems.
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Trends and Sales Drivers for Higher Education Technology

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Looking for ways to bring your higher-ed installations to the next level? Don't ignore the increasing need for collaboration technology across college campuses. Join our experts on February 28 at 2pm as they review the trends and sales drivers for higher-education technology into this market. Sponsored by InFocus and the revolutionary InFocus Mondopad. Delivered by Glenn Jystad, Director of Product Marketing for InFocus
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Your Secret Weapon to Winning Larger Hospitality Projects

Thursday, March 02, 2017
An Almo exclusive, you won’t find them anywhere but here. In this brief 15 minute Hospitality SNACK at 2pm on Starburst Technologies, learn: how to simplify selecting the right TV mount, tips on upselling to create a better guest experience while boosting your margins, and real world examples of how these mounts become your secret weapon to not only get you in the game, but help you WIN!
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Consumer VS. Commercial – Using Consumer TVs in Commercial Applications

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Both commercial and consumer display technologies are constantly advancing, both in terms of picture quality, and other features that make both appealing. Join us at 2pm for an AV Snack where we will discuss the differences between consumer and commercial display products. We will compare the features and qualities that make each suited for similar, yet different applications in the commercial AV world.
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Unleash the Power of REACH to Drive Guest Satisfaction & Revenues

Thursday, March 09, 2017
Creating a positive guest experience is top on every hoteliers’ list and it starts even before the guest checks-in. Samsung has developed a premium content management system, REACH to combine its world-class displays with any type of infrastructure to easily upgrade the guest experience at the heart of the guest room- the television. Register for this 2pm session to learn 5 key takeaways: 1. The basics of REACH: Remote Enhanced Active Control for Hospitality 2. How REACH cuts installation labor by more than 50%, sharpening your competitive advantage and improving profits. 3. How to SAVE customers nearly $6,000+ over the life of their TVs with added benefits of Interactive Programming Guide (IPG/EPG). 4. Why personalizing the guest experience and featuring property amenities drives added revenues for the hotelier. 5. How to unleash one of Samsung’s most valuable, understated tools to enhancing the guest experience and close more business. Presented by Autumn Stevens, CEO of Steven's Digital, Almo Installation partner for hospitality.
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SmartAV — Being Smart About Smart Buildings

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Sponsored by Planar The concept of smart buildings is not new. For more than two dozen years, the construction design and management industries have been implementing the standards of Building Information Modeling and making each building “smarter” than the next. Gone are the days with manual security systems, manual fire control systems, camera-less buildings or floors and nowadays everything is connected to some sort of networked backbone. And, for good reason. But, it’s only been recent that BIM has been implemented in the world of AV. We’ve always been an afterthought. But, now, we are part of the model — our CAD drawings can be implemented right in to the building drawings as a layer of the original design — even before construction. That’s key as, if you’re an integrator, you can get in on the ground floor of a building — literally. Meaning, you can be specified to be the AV contractor before the building is ever built by being the system designer that provides systems and sight-line drawings to the general contractor before construction starts. Your drawings will be a layer of the overall system, solidifying you as part of the integrated design and installation of everything AV. But, this means you, the integrator, has to actually design the room well in advance of it ever being built. In addition, the design has to include everything — not just a list of AV gear. It has to include 3D drawings of where each and every piece of AV gear (and cable) goes — yes, every single piece. This takes a special type of AV designer — and one with way more skills than just CAD. Join Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe [Publications] and 25-year AV-veteran, on his webinar, Being Smart About Smart Buildings, to learn all about this. He will tell you everything you need to know and do to get into the smart building segment of AV design. The opportunities are huge and, to be frank, eventually BIM will be required of nearly every AV system that you design.
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RoomCast Hotel TV Streaming: It's How Today's Guests Watch TV

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Join us at 3pm as we explore how it’s not about keeping up with the Jones’ – it’s about keeping up with guests’ living rooms! The days of driving revenues from pay-per view have narrowed and we’ve got the hottest technology trend to help hoteliers’ extend the home entertainment experience right into the guest room! Attend this 15 minute Hospitality SNACK to learn how RoomCast – mobile device streaming for hotels is changing the way millennials rate properties and what keeps them coming back time after time. Presented by Jeff Soares, Director of Sales for TeleAdapt Ltd.
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Understanding Control: RS232, IP, and Consumer TVs

Thursday, March 23, 2017
RS232 is a commonplace technology for most commercial AV products, but when we reflect on consumer use, RS232 and IP based control seem to be much more limited and less common. With consumer TV products creating a presence for themselves in the commercial industry, we need to understand how RS232 and IP controls are used on consumer display products, and how we can integrate with them. Join us at 2pm for a 30 minute discussion about how Samsung implements RS232 (called EX-LINK), how it is used in residential applications, how it can be used in commercial applications, and a sneak peek at plans for IP based controls in 2017.
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One in the same? Commercial and Consumer vs Hospitality

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Have you ever wondered the real differences between commercial and consumer product? Depending on the application either of these solutions could be well-suited for your project, but now throw a hospitality display into the mix and who knows? Attend this 2pm session to learn the real differences between these three distinctive product categories and their uses plus learn what makes a hospitality display unique in its own way but more importantly learn where you don't want to use them…
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Charged Up! Drive Revenues & Guest Satisfaction Ratings with the Latest in Hospitality Charging Trends

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Mobile devices have become engrained into our lives but for a hotel guest, a low battery can create stress that has them hunting down power outlets or (worse) tied to their guest rooms rather than enjoying hotel amenities and that means loss in revenues to hoteliers. Attend this 2pm session to learn: 1. What charging options you can provide that will help increase your sales and profits and keep hoteliers coming back to you for more. 2. How Kube's solutions are proven to drive a property's revenues and boost guest satisfaction and loyalty ratings. 3. What 3-things you can ask to help you uncover opportunities, differentiate yourself from your competition and close charging business today! Presented by Dave Weinstein, Vice President of Kube Systems.
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Liquidation vs. Recycling: What Happens to Old TVs?

Thursday, April 06, 2017
Congratulations! You’ve closed a TV opportunity for a new property or renovation. Now what happens to the old TVs? In this 2pm 15 minute Hospitality SNACK, you’ll learn the pros and cons of liquidation vs. recycling and what hoteliers are faced with in disposing of old units. It’s not as easy as it seems but we can help you become a valued resource for your clients on this subject and what we’ve got to share could help you seal the deal! Presented by Autumn Stevens, CEO & Jon Bartholomew, CFO of Steven's Digital, Almo's Installation partner for Hospitality.
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The Way Digital Signage Works is the Way the Future of AV Will be Distributed: AV-over-IP

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Sponsored by Barco Even though most AV companies are likely to integrate their first AV-over-IP system in 2017, the digital signage integrators have been doing this for years. This is yet another reason you should be doing digital signage. The way digital signage systems are integrated — sending content over the network — is exactly how you’ll be integrating classrooms and meeting rooms in an AV-over-IP world. Join Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe [Publications] and 25-year AV-veteran, for this webinar and you’ll learn how to get in to the digital signage QUICKLY, EASILY and PROFITABLY.
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RoomCast Hotel TV Streaming: It's How Today's Guests Watch TV

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Join us at 3pm as we explore how it’s not about keeping up with the Jones’ – it’s about keeping up with guests’ living rooms! The days of driving revenues from pay-per view have narrowed and we’ve got the hottest technology trend to help hoteliers’ extend the home entertainment experience right into the guest room! Attend this 15 minute Hospitality SNACK to learn how RoomCast – mobile device streaming for hotels is changing the way millennials rate properties and what keeps them coming back time after time. Presented by Jeff Soares, Director of Sales for TeleAdapt Ltd.
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