Episode 16: Scott Wharton, Logitech – A Discussion of National Work From Home Week #WFHWeek



Corey Moss hosts, talking with AV people about AV+ things.

The AV person: Scott Wharton – VP & General Manager, Video Collaboration Group at Logitech

What is the +? 

Logitech’s National Work From Home Week

Corey talks with Scott about:

  • His background and Logitech Video Collaboration Group
  • National Work From Home Week 2018 article that he wrote
  • Getting the best people from around the world
  • Enhanced video collaboration of today
  • Certain companies that brought remote employees back to the office
  • Remote team members at Logitech
  • Productivity – remote and in the office
  • InfoGraphic (Why every employer should consider Work From Home) in the article
  • Ease of videoconferencing today
  • Learning proper ways to work from home
  • Discussion of benefits to people and the planet (time savings, reduction of carbon emissions)
  • What he wrote about one of the companies that brought their employees back to the office, and the responses to it
  • Overall benefit of videoconferencing and the experience
  • You can win prizes (a work from home package)

Reference article: Logitech Celebrates Second Annual Work from Home Week


Episode 15: Jazz Networks and Cybersecurity – AV & UC’ers Bring the Jazz Platform with Behavior Analytics, Machine Learning and More



Corey Moss hosts, talking with AV people about AV+ things.

The (former) AV person: Jeff Roy – Director of Sales Engineering at Jazz Networks

What is the +? 

Cybersecurity and machine learning

Corey talks with Jeff about:

  • He and other members of the team at Jazz Networks being former AV and UC people (system and sales engineering, sales, marketing, communications) with Tandberg, Cisco, Acano, Pexip (and other companies)
  • The AV industry asking about “how can we do cybersecurity?” Jeff talks about the network and security in AV here, along with some of the history.
  • Moving the security perimeter back to the user
  • The Jazz platform – talk of Big Data and tools for machine learning
  • Finding anomalies, aiding in security monitoring
  • Corey talks about CEO Hani Mustafa – Jazz Networks CEO and co-founder, formerly with Pexip and Cisco, and Jeff talks about other team members as well
  • The team’s move to Jazz, bringing some of what they did with previous companies in AV/UC, to go along with concepts in behavior analytics, machine learning and cybersecurity
  • Corey talks about phishing with Jeff (affecting corporate, government, hospitals, etc.), and they also focus on the insider threat.
  • Breach example scenarios – Equifax, Facebook and more
  • Looking in-depth into behavioral patterns and abnormalities, and a breach
  • Discussion of detection
  • Focus on the integrator – network, security, and how Jazz Networks can bring the platform
  • Working with the CIO, CSO and CISO concerning data and security
  • Passwords
  • Training, education for end user and the integrator as well

Episode 14: YT Liang, ATEN – HDBaseT Certification Training and More at the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour in Boston



Corey Moss hosts, talking with AV people about AV+ things.

The AV person: YT Liang – Product Manager at ATEN

What is the +? 

A discussion on the show floor at the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour

Corey talks with YT about:

  • HDBaseT Certification Training at the show
  • ATEN product and live demo discussion at the booth
  • HDBaseT/AVoIP
  • HDBaseT Alliance AV Work Group (she also talks about Paul Harris, Aurora Multimedia*)
  • Relationship with Almo Pro A/V
  • The next E4 AV Tour stop in Nashville (October 26th)

* Paul Harris, CEO of Aurora Multimedia was appointed as the HDBaseT Alliance’s new Chair of the AV Work Group in May

Find out more about the Almo Pro AV E4 AV Tour (and register for the Nashville show) here.


Episode 13: Jon 9 – The Creative Technologist talks VIRTULARIUM, Video Walls and Content Creation



Corey Moss hosts, talking with AV people about AV+ things.

The AV Person: Jon 9 – CEO at Holonyne Corporation and Techno Shaman at VIRTULARIUM

What is the +? 

Creative video walls

Corey talks with Jon about:

  • His main social media platform – Instagram
  • VIRTULARIUM
  • Next-level video wall programming software WALLSITE
  • People that he has worked closely with in the AV industry
  • A special day (it happened this past Sunday)
  • An overriding theme and goal (with a studio of up to 64 screens on 5 different video walls) to prove that there’s a way to use complex technology to connect people on the most human levels possible
  • Gabriel 2025, the first video wall movie – “What it means to be human in a virtual age”
  • Some scoop on technology that he’s working on
  • The content standing out while the hardware “disappears”
  • Suggestion for integrators in terms of this premise
  • Content creation
  • Gongs

Episode 12: Jan Sandri Tells ‘The FSR Story’



Corey Moss hosts, talking with AV people about AV+ things.

The AV Person: Jan Sandri – President at FSR, Inc.

What is the +?

The FSR Story

The story begins:

Back in the day when no computers graced our desks, cell phones weren’t imagined, Selectric Typewriters were the hottest office gear, and women were wearing hot pants, I met Bill Fitzsimmons. A job interview in a Clifton, NJ restaurant, where 3 martini lunches were the norm, I was hired as Bill’s Admin at the ITT Avionics Division in Nutley, NJ. Bill was head of PR and Advertising (with a BS and MS in Physics, and an MBA in Business). He was dynamic at the job (putting on the best parties ITT has ever seen), but always loved to create. Tasked with doing a large Division presentation to Geneen (then head of ITT Global), we went to Charles Rodriquez, owner of AV Services, at that time an AV Rental Company. Bill was planning on using several slide projectors (remember them), and needed to dissolve and fade images. Charlie said, “there is no equipment that will do that.” Bill replied, “I can make those in my basement!” He did, the presentation was remarkable, and Charlie went back with several dissolve units to put in inventory.

Corey talks with Jan about the beginnings of FSR, the AV industry at the time, how many women were involved, along with the current state of the company.

Jan also talks about her close friend Cory Schaeffer, their relationship, and continued efforts for industry improvement and women’s advancement in AV. Jan and Cory received the Women in AV Award at InfoComm 2014.

A hint of more to come from Jan as well – listen in.

 


Episode 11: Sonic Foundry, InfoComm Top Picks – Speech to Text integration in Mediasite



Corey Moss hosts, talking with AV people about AV+ things.

The AV Person: 

Bill Cherne – Director of Field Engineering at Sonic Foundry Inc.

What is the +? 

The Transformative and Industry Changing at InfoComm 2018 – Top Picks

Corey talks with Bill about:

  • Sonic Foundry Mediasite
  • Speech to Text integration in Mediasite
  • Quality, technology and costs involved in captioning
  • Discussion of IBM Watson technology
  • Creating content at a large scale where cost is a concern
  • Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Experience 2018 (MSX)

Episode 10: NEC Display Solutions, InfoComm Top Picks – Projection Mapping Application



Corey Moss hosts, talking with AV people about AV+ things.

The AV Person: 

Keith Yanke – Sr. Director Product Marketing at NEC Display Solutions

What is the +? 

The Transformative and Industry Changing at InfoComm 2018 – Top Picks

Corey talks with Keith about:

  • NEC Display Solutions’ new Headquarters and Briefing Center
  • The projection mapping application shown at the Digital Signage Expo and InfoComm
  • Projection technology
  • Applications in corporate
  • Description of this being a “wow factor” application
  • What’s forthcoming with the technology

NEC Display Solutions was included in InfoComm 2018 – Top Picks (the First Ten).


Episode 9: Altia Systems, InfoComm Top Picks – Panacast Intelligent Vision 2.0 Suite



Michelle Loret hosts, talking with AV people about AV+ things.

The AV Person:

Aurangzeb Kahn – President & CEO at Altia Systems, Inc.

What is the +? 

The Transformative and Industry Changing at InfoComm 2018 – Top Picks

Michelle talks with Aurangzeb about:

  • Panacast camera development/journey
  • Panacast camera tech specification
  • The Altia Systems design/development team – innovation and achievements
  • Panacast components, audio/video
  • Intelligent zoom/framing
  • Chip development
  • Room detection/data
  • Optimization for user experience
  • Camera array, algorithms
  • Open standards
  • Overview of built-in intelligent room functionality
  • Current and future perspectives – intelligence and data

Altia Systems was included in InfoComm 2018 – Top Picks (the Next Ten).


Episode 8: Audinate, InfoComm 2018 Top Pick – SDVoE Alliance & Audinate Collaborate on Integrated Audio and Video Control Platform



Corey Moss hosts, talking with AV people about AV+ things.

The AV Person:

Brad Price – Senior Product Manager at Audinate

What is the +? 

The Transformative and Industry Changing at InfoComm 2018 – Top Picks

Corey talks with Brad about:

  • Audinate the company
  • Dante
  • Audinate and SDVoE Alliance
  • Brad discusses a statement from Justin Kennington, President at SDVoE Alliance
  • Audinate announcement: Dante Level 3 Certification Training Available Online
  • Dante Domain Manager Technology Helps Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Simplify, Unify and Secure Disparate AV and IT systems (customer news story)

Audinate was included in InfoComm 2018 – Top Picks (the Next Ten).


Episode 7: Mimo Monitors Technology Partnerships, InfoComm 2018 Top Pick – Mimo Monitors and Brightsign



Corey Moss hosts, talking with AV people about AV+ things.

The AV People:

David Anderson – President at Mimo Monitors

Ann Holland – Vice President, Marketing at BrightSign

What is the +? 

The Transformative and Industry Changing at InfoComm 2018 – Top Picks

Corey talks with David and Ann about:

  • Mimo Monitors the company (David)
  • BrightSign the company (Ann)
  • Mimo Monitors partnership with Tanvas (David)
  • Mimo Monitors partnership with BrightSign
  • Development of BrightSign Digital Signage Module and partnering (Ann)
  • Why is this a transformative technology partnership?
  • DSE and InfoComm (where both exhibited) – the value of this partnered solution for the attendees
  • Roadmap for both companies

Mimo Monitors and BrightSign were included in InfoComm 2018 – Top Picks (the Next Ten).