Monthly Archives: August 2018

Vin Bruno – Vincent Bruno Appointed Rayva CEO, and Mitchell Klein – Z-Wave Alliance Supports Smart Home and Integrator Growth



Join Corey Moss and Matt Montgomery as they welcome (on this extended episode):

Vin Bruno – CEO at Rayva

Mitchell Klein – Executive Director at Z-Wave Alliance

Corey and Matt also discuss (and Mitch joins them):

Savant® Introduces Exciting New Audio Entertainment Products 

Josh.ai Goes Beyond Voice – New Integrations, Automations & Machine Learning 

Fibaro Announces Major Integration Partnerships that Strengthen and Enhance the Fibaro Smart Home System


Shure – Flawless Audio for “Jagged Little Pill” Musical, and Meredith Shubel, Caster Communications – B2B vs. B2C Storytelling



Join Corey Moss as he welcomes:

Jenn Liang Chaboud – Entertainment Relations at Shure Incorporated

To discuss a news story of the week on Convergent AV – Shure Delivers Flawless Audio for “Jagged Little Pill” Musical

And –

Meredith Shubel – Account Coordinator/Technical Writer at Caster Communications

Laura Shubel – Account Executive at Caster Communications

To discuss a blog of the week on Convergent AV – B2B vs. B2C Storytelling: What’s the Difference?, written by Meredith *

Corey also discusses:

Almo Corporation Gives Back to Community and Professional Industry Through Summer Fundraising and Outreach 

Emerald Expositions Acquires Leading Technology Brands Serving the Residential, Commercial and Security Integrator Markets 

Convergent Tech Talk Episode 14: FlatFrog and Partners, Avocor – Touch Technology, Collaboration and the Future of Interaction (Continued) 

Quince Imaging and Christie rally fans at Capital One Arena with dual-sport projection system

Mimo Monitors and G Suite Collaborate to Provide Their Top 5 Tips to Maximize Your Conference Room

* This blog originally appeared here.


Advanced – Integration Firm Expertly Handles a Curveball for Logistics Firm Lobby with Display Installation (8/17/18)



Join Corey Moss and Katye McGregor Bennett  as they welcome:

Greg Priest – Senior Account Manager at Advanced

To discuss a news story of the week on Convergent AV – Integration Firm Advanced Expertly Handles a Curveball for Logistics Firm Lobby with Display Installation.

Corey and Katye also discuss:

AV industry case study: Q-SYS™ Enables Large Meeting Room Integration Across Multiple Corporate Campuses 

Peerless-AV® Announces New Smart City Kiosk  

First-ever CEDIA Expo Design Connection Tour Popular with Designers

The AV Life Episode 94: The Road to CEDIA Expo 2018 – A Focus on Trade Show, Experiences and Partnerships (guests from Barco, Stewart Filmscreen, Josh.ai, Access Networks, Tym Smart Homes and Home Theaters and Acoustic Evolution).


Visionect – eStops in Sydney Australia, and Shure – 2018 Global Excellence Award and other stories (8/3/18)



Join Corey Moss and Katye McGregor Bennett (who joins for the Shure story) as they welcome:

Ursa Primozic – Communications Manager at Visionect

To discuss a news story of the week on Convergent AV – News report: “Sydney bus stops are finally catching up” with Visionect-powered tech. There is also discussion of Visionect product Joan.

And –

Jim Schanz – Senior Director, Sales Pro Systems US, Canada, ANZ at Shure Incorporated

To discuss a news story of the week on Convergent AV – Shure Receives 2018 Global Excellence Award

Corey and Katye also discuss:

NEC Display Solutions Unveils New Headquarters and Briefing Center

Control4 Names Charlie Kindel as Senior Vice President of Products & Services. This discussion also includes reference to CEProControl4 Hires Charlie Kindel, Amazon Alexa Smart Home Mastermind.


Hagai Feiner, Access Networks – Preconfigured Solutions Optimized for Crestron NVX Deployments and other stories (7/27/18)



Join Corey Moss and Katye McGregor Bennett as they welcome Hagai Feiner, Founder & CEO at Access Networks.

To discuss a news story of the week on Convergent AV:

Access Networks Now Provides Seamless Network Infrastructure Configuration for Crestron NVX Video Over IP Distribution Projects

Along with this news, Hagai Feiner talks about offerings including Access Networks Wireless.

Corey and Katye discuss other stories/podcasts on this episode:

Branding 101: Five Essential Strategies You Should Implement Today (a blog by Steven Picanza)

Bluescape Introduces BluescapeNow™, a Free Collaborative Workspace Canvas, on the Intel Unite® Solution to Increase Team Productivity 

Almo Professional A/V Global Business Group Named Master Distributor for LG Information Display Products 

Convergent Tech Talk Episode 12: Acquisition, Culture and Outcome – An In-Depth Conversation with Rashid Skaf, President & CEO – Co-Chairman at Biamp Systems (hosted by Michelle Loret)

AV Trade Talk Episode 4: A Conversation with Mike Blackman – Integrated Systems Europe 2021 in Barcelona, Spain (hosted by Katye McGregor Bennett)