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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.

David Keene on Samsung/Harman Merger

It’s not every day that mergers or acquisitions in the AV world make the front pages of mainstream media, as did the announcement late last year that Samsung was acquiring Harman Industries. Harman has of course been such a big part of live sound for decades. In fact the modern loudspeaker and P.A. industry was born when Hollywood converted from silent films to talkies and the outfitting of......

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......

David Keene on the AV Path to Purchase

As you read this, you are already planning for 2017. And in this booming market for AV in general, and AV staging for live events, you’re probably planning equipment purchases of video, audio, and other staging gear to replenish your inventory and prepare for whatever the market throws your way next year. Of course, folks on the “staging” side of the AV market are– unlike their counterparts on......

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.  ......

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