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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.

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. ......

David Keene on Staying Ahead of the Commoditization Curve

As 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for the industry, several trends are emerging: the increasing sophistication and specialization of top staging companies, and a broadening out of event “technology” to include apps and other tools that come from other sectors. And add to that, a new pricing trend is emerging in, as Les Goldberg puts it in his column in this issue, “the environment of......

High-lumen Projection Takes Off

The Cinema Summit, organized by SMPTE and NAB and held each year in Las Vegas the weekend right before the opening of the show floor at NAB, is perhaps the best place to examine the nation’s most iconic pillar of the entertainment industry. The best thing about the Summit? On the surface, it looks like a laid-back affair. Studio execs mingle with engineers, production people, and hardware and......

Roadshow New York—Save the Date

On Wednesday, July 29, the Rental Staging Roadshow will return to Manhattan for a lively day of panels, presentations, gear exhibits, and networking for several hundred industry professionals. The event will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, with Worldstage (formerly called Scharff Weisberg) as co-host again this year. Log onto www.avnetwork.com to register.There are just so many new......

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