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The Digital Signage Webinar - What's What and Who's Who

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The digital signage market is only a decade old but it's already been anointed "the future of advertising". Just a few years ago, nearly $180 Billion was spent worldwide on TV ads. But, as fewer people are watching what's known as "linear TV," advertising dollars are shifting into social media, digital media and digital signage. Just look around and see how many digital signs there are today compared to just two years ago. They're everywhere.The ProAV market is going to play, in a big way, in that growth. Both in hardware and software, and hopefully, in content, too.Gary Kayye's latest webinar will give you a great overview on where the digital signage market is now - both with hardware and software. And, did you know that two digital signage giants just launched cloud-based signage services for the ProAV integrator, too? Gary will cover that as well. He'll also take a look at how unusual, creative signage technologies like transparent displays, wallpaper-like displays and projection are likely to impact the digital signage market. And of course, he'll tell you exactly how you can get started.
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Start Profiting MORE from Pro Audio Sales with Ecler  

Monday, February 25, 2019
2PM ET This webinar covers an overview of the Ecler audio brand, key commercial products, and capabilities. This unique and exclusive partnership between Ecler and Almo provides integrators and resellers the opportunity to profit more from audio sales.  With benefits like bid registration, deep stock levels, and distribution through ALMO only, this removes unwanted pricing wars and hassles. With deep roots in the audio industry and high profile clients, learn what Ecler  can offer you and your customers. Join us!
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Kayye’s Krystal Ball - What Will Happen with AV in 2019 [1.0 CTS RU]

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
2PM ET This is the one webinar you DO NOT want to miss. Gary Kayye’s annual Krystal Ball series, which comes out each January, is likely the most-read news article in AV every year. Why? Well, he’s usually right -- like 90 percent of the time. For example, he predicted the impact that Bluetooth would have on the ProAV market even when others were calling it just a consumer standard -- he did the same with Dante. He correctly identified that HDMI would become the standard in signal routing three yearsbefore anyone else was talking about it. He did the same with 4K. And, OLED and 3LCD vs. DLP. Oh, and HDBaseT. So, if you want to know what he thinks of AV-over-IP, the new rollable OLEDs, the collaboration board market, the future of meetings rooms and what’s likely to happen with the control system market in 2019, then register for this webinar today! Those that attend will also be the first to get access to his 2019 Krystal Ball Predictions article too. If you want to be the first in your office to be "in the know," then keep the signup details to yourself. Or you can be nice and share. Either way, you’ll end up being one of the first to know which technology trends to watch for in 2019. Which one are you? A sharer or a keeper? This webinar is sponsored by LG and is CTS RU approved.
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AV Snack: Houses of Worship - Audio Changes & Challenges

Thursday, November 8, 2018
3PM EST Some of the most challenging spaces to install audio are in houses of worship. Facility layout, materials used, and program type all factor into the design. New technologies now allow shut-ins to attend services remotely. Join us as we discuss this interesting market and approaches to successful installations.
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AV Snack: Get in the zone with our audio zoning tips!

Thursday, October 18, 2018
2PM EST Many rooms, many audio sources, many options! In this webinar, Business Development Manager, Steve Alexander, will review the needs, challenges, and options available for zoned audio within a facility.  From day spas to restaurants & bars, many businesses provide background music, play-by-play audio and even live audio events within their walls. The ability to effectively route audio throughout the facility gives the owner greater control of his customers’ experience. What we will cover: learn when a zoned audio solution is required, identify challenges of varying audio throughout a facility, explain different control options, and summarize solutions available.
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A Discussion of the Now & Future of BYOD and Wireless Collaboration

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
It all started with Barco’s ClickShare, the market leader in BYOD and wireless collaboration, back in 2012. But, now Crestron, AMX, Extron, Vivitek, Lumens, Kramer and even a tiny company called AirTame all have wireless sharing and BYOD devices aimed at small meeting room and huddle spaces.  So, where are we now? Who has what and whose does what? And, where is this market heading? Will we eventually see BYOD and collaboration in every classroom, corporate meeting room, auditorium and government install? Or has this market segment peaked?  rAVe’s outspoken founder, Gary Kayye, has used the Almo E4 AV Tour and webinar series to make a lot of future-forward predictions about the commercial AV market -- and nearly all of them have come true. He’s going to use this webinar to predict the future of collaboration, BYOD and whether the wireless world will still be around in this future-looking AV-over-IP destination we’re quickly driving towards. And, best of all, he’ll "show you da money" in the future of it all!Watch this insightful (and profitable, for you) webinar where Gary explores ALL of the wireless collaboration tools and who’s likely to dominate the landscape.
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The State of the LED Market: From Stadiums to Boardrooms

Thursday, September 27, 2018
LED has experienced explosive market growth over the past three years. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find any other display technology that’s experienced the market growth that LED has. And it’s not Just for stadiums, arenas and billboard any more. Now, LEDs are everywhere -- inside and outside. In fact, it’s probably the one technology that will likely, one day, usurp the LCD. Now we even have LEDs with a fine enough pixel-pitch to go into meeting rooms.  This webinar, led by rAVe founder Gary Kayye, is designed to update you on where we are right now with LED and where it’s heading over the next 12 months. He’ll cover the technology, the new applications LED-based products are likely to end up in and give you an update on the market leaders. If you sell displays going into meeting rooms, retail stores, boardrooms, schools, airports or if you just do meeting rooms, you should consider watching this webinar and understand what’s what and where you can make money selling and installing LEDs. This webinar is sponsored by Leyard Planar
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Small Room. Big Benefits. Gain huge insight on small huddle space audio challenges and how to solve them.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
2PM ET Step into any office nowadays and chances are you’ll find a huddle space—and it’s even more likely that the audio system in there isn’t getting the job done. How can technology help you improve the huddle space experience for both the near and far end? We have the answer, and you can learn all about it in this webinar. Topics covered: the huddle room as collaboration space, huddle room technical challenges, and solutions to enhance communication and collaboration, including the Biamp Devio and AMX Sound bar. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up to speed on the best small huddle room solution available today. Register now!
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Digital Signage Outside the Guest Room - A True Pearl in the Oyster of the Hospitality Vertical Market

Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) explains the idiom “the world is one’s oyster” as meaning that “one is in a position to profit from the opportunities that life, or a particular situation, may offer.”  And, in the professional AV space, nowhere is that more aptly demonstrated than in the hospitality industry’s digital signage and AV opportunities outside the guest room. Beyond the guest room, hotels and resort properties are all inclusive communities loaded with areas of opportunity for digital signage deployments. How can solutions like digital signage, wayfinding, kiosks, OLED, digital touch panels, digital whiteboards and other solutions be deployed to grow your business?  Whether you’re working in the hospitality vertical today or you’d like to break into this space, you won’t want to miss this webinar presented by Director of Business Development for Hospitality Apryl Lamberti. Register today and learn:Why hospitality is a great target for expanding your businessWhat the goals of a hotel property are and what drives management incentives that every integrator should be aware ofWho the decision makers are and why they should talk with youHow you can bundle content creation services to secure the sale and keep out the competitionWhat indicators you can look for to help identify that digital signage is ripe for the pickingListen in as Apryl Lamberti explores these topics and answers questions to help you open your digital oyster.
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Adding Ultimate Furniture & Mobility Solutions to Collaboration Environments

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
2PM ET During this webinar, presenter, Chris Discotto, Director of Sales for Salamander Designs will discuss the partnership between Avocor and Salamander Designs. The discussion will be centered around choosing the best solutions for various applications and how the pairing of these two companies creates the optimal solutions for the AV integrator and end user. Chris is responsible for sales and training in the US and Canada, and has spent over 20 years in the AV industry in various positions from sales to installation and programming.
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Audio Solutions for Conference Rooms - Small, Medium, and Large.

Thursday, August 30, 2018
2PM EST Conference rooms come in all sizes. From six seat huddle spaces to executive boardrooms, each has its’ own unique challenges and Almo has solutions for all of them. Join Steve Alexander as he discusses the various differences and challenges for each.
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AV Starts with A and the "A" is WAY More Profitable than the “V"

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The V in “AV” gets all the glitz and glamour, but the A, ironically, is more profitable. While video is an art, audio is a science. And, that science basically grew this industry. AV started with A. And, the A is where all the emotion comes from.Gary’s webinar AV Starts with A and the "A" is WAY More Profitable than the “V” will explore where we are with the A-side of the industry. Audio not only led this market back in the early 1900’s, but it’s continued to do so - audio was the first format to go digital, audio was the first to be networked and audio makes video look better.If you’re in AV, consider the A-side and attend this webinar as Gary will explore where the money is in it and what the future holds as we transition to an AV-over-IP world.
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Audio Solutions for the Government Meeting Space

Friday, August 10, 2018
Government entities are varied and have requirements unique to their mission. Agenda creation, voting, time-stamped audio documentation, and simultaneous interpretation are requirements needed outside of the normal conferencing space. Join Steve Alexander, ALMO Business Development Manager for Audio, as he discusses the challenges this vertical brings to the integrator/installer.
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AV Snack: Large Conference Room Audio - Challenges and Solutions

Thursday, July 19, 2018
2PM EST Large conference rooms present unique challenges to the integrator-installer. What should one consider when planning an install? What you’ll learn: the objective of an effective audio install, common room problems, different approaches to quality audio and various solutions.
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Gary's Top-10(+2) New Products from InfoComm 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
You may not have been able to attend InfoComm 2018, the largest AV trade show in North America, but you can still learn what the top 10 things Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe [Publications], saw there this year. Additionally, Gary will identify the top AV emerging trends you need to know. InfoComm 2018 was home to over 1,000 exhibitors, too many products to count and endless new technologies. And even if you were able to attend you may have missed something Gary thinks is a must-see.
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nobox AV Services- Connectivity Made Simple

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
We will be discussing the new nobox service offerings with a deeper dive into the connected services portion and each of the products/services that our partners can offer.
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Turn Digital Signage from a Sliver to a Sizable Slice of Your Business

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Presented by Commercial Integrator and Almo Professional A/V, you’ll hear (in 30 minutes, mind you) how to turn this category from a sliver of your revenue pie to a sizable slice of your business. Jay Saret, Almo Professional A/V business manager, will be joined by an AV integrator, to discuss with moderator Tom LeBlanc, editor of Commercial Integrator, how integrators can take their digital signage business to the next level.
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Almo CONNECT Presents: Providing a Full Solution with Connected Services

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Learn how Almo CONNECT enables you to provide more value to your customers while unlocking lifetime recurring revenue possibilities for your business.
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AV Snack: Elevating the Connected Enterprise with Harman's AMX Acendo Vibe Sound Bar

Thursday, May 31, 2018
2PM EST The Acendo Vibe Sound Bar is the innovation your customers have been waiting for. It’s the first conferencing sound bar solution designed specifically for both the technical and aesthetic demands of the modern workspace. Robust JBL speakers and microphones deliver crisp and clear audio, a wide-angle camera captures every participant in the space, and professional features like CEC display control and USB and Bluetooth connectivity ensure an optimized experience.
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Direct View LED Demystified: A Deep Dive Into DvLED Technology

Thursday, May 31, 2018
2PM EST Understanding DvLED can be a challenge considering the intricate workings of everything from the modules to the cabinet to the controller and system diagrams. Don't miss this webinar as Daniel Wheeler, LG's Key Account Executive for Vertical Signage demystifies this technology and highlights the available display solutions that LG offers the giant-screen video market.
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