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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 M&A

The staging industry is not exactly a hotbed of M&A activity (mergers and acquisitions). On this page in the last issue, I wrote about Samsung and Harman—one of the few times over the years when M&A came to our world, and it was significant news indeed. Recently, on March 2nd this year, we all saw the press release that “Barco and ETC announced today that they are in the midst of serious......

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......

David Keene on InfoComm

NewBay Media would like congratulate Wallace Johnson, Vice President of Business Development at MertzCrew, for his appointment as the Chair of the InfoComm Live Events Council. InfoComm Live Events Council members were of course involved in the selection, and Johnson is great choice to anchor the Council in this time of booming business and ongoing challenges. And it’s a good time to say......

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