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David Keene

David Keene is Executive Editor of the Systems Group at NewBay Media, publisher of Sound & Video Contractor, Digital Signage Magazine, SCN, AV Technology, and Residential Systems. He is also the Chairman of the Judges Committee of the DIGI Awards (Digital Signage Innovation Awards), administered by NewBay's Digital Signage Magazine.

Leaps of Faith

When you read this, we will have wrapped two great Rental & Staging Roadshows for 2016, one in New York in July, the other in Monterey, CA in September. If you missed attending, there is good news: in this issue, we’ve brought together some insights from the Video Projection panel that took place at both Roadshows. Both events featured a panel session: Laser Phosphor vs. Conventional Projectors......

Staging the Pope

Big-ticket staging companies such as Washington, D.C. area-based CPR, Maryland-based Staging Dimensions, and Philadelphia-based Upstage Video are used to staging big names on the entertainment, corporate, and government side. But it’s not every year (or decade) that the Pope comes to town. And it’s not every big staged event that the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security designates a......

David Keene: The Biggest Cross-over Event in History

It’s axiomatic that in today’s staging world, the same technology is often used for a presentation by a geeky CEO at a national sales conference and by Taylor Swift. But it was certainly a new twist on things when the Pope took the U.S. by storm in late summer– capped off by a truly spectacular event in Philly that would be the envy of many top touring stars.  ......

The Big Guns Still Blazing

For four years running, the big spring tradeshows and conferences (NAB, CinemaCon, InfoComm) have featured high-profile panels and sessions on the projector wars at the high end of the market; a shoot-out of sorts of the big large-venue projection manufacturers—and with a lot of attention was paid to the sexy part of the market, the cinema market. This commentator has covered those events......

David Keene on the Changing World of Content

It’s always a good time, after InfoComm in the summer, to assess what the year has brought us. And our late summer Rental & Staging Roadshow in New York is a great place to do that with others. In this issue, the cover story analyzes some good collective thinking that came out of the Roadshow on the present and future of large venue projection. ......

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