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USD 5M Series A @KrispHQ Funding Round

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Krisp’s smart noise suppression technology, which emerged from UC Berkeley’s Skydeck accelerator a few years ago has just raised USD 5M in a series A funding round. Krisp applies a machine learning system to audio in real time that has been trained on what is and isn’t the human voice. What isn’t a voice gets […]

Michael Godin Joins @rpVisuals

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Michael Godin has joined rp Visual Solutions in the role of Consultant Extension in the Northeast United States. Michael will be the primary interface for the AV Consultant community and a resource to consultants designing architecturally integrated visual structures and optically engineered screens. He is originally from Massachusetts where he has spent over 15 years […]

Bryan Hinkley Joins Electrosonic

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Former AVI-SPL executive VP and general manager, Bryan Hinckley has joined the Electrosonic Group as global vice president for immersive experiences. We understand that he will be responsible for the growth of large projects that make use of immersive technologies and storytelling for Electrosonic on global scale.

Big Layoffs At @AVIXA

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

On the afternoon of Tuesday August 4, 2020 employees at AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, were formally told that many of them were being let go. If rumours are to be believed, the layoffs are across the board. One source told us that up to 40% of the workforce may have been fired, […]

NEN Partners w/ @VengoLabs

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Nearly 90% of Americans say they shop for groceries differently because of #Covid19, with 44% spending more money on each grocery store visit. We are told, that’s why Vengo has announced the launch of its Digital-out-of-Home media platform for retail marketers and advertisers, partnering with National Entertainment Network (NEN), the premier national entertainment kiosk provider […]

Italian OOH Market Leader Media One Chooses @Broadsign

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Broadsign, the leading out-of-home platform, has been selected by Media One S.r.l., a leader in Italian out-of-home advertising, to drive business enhancements and power a digital transformation of their key commercial signage assets. Media One’s network reaches millions of people every day with thousands of static and digital displays located in Italian train stations, along […]

Strong Outdoor Acquired By @Firefly_Cities (Sort of)

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

It looks like Firefly Systems and their investor Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN) are both continuing to re-arrange the deck chairs on the Titanic. The latest news is that Firefly Systems have acquired the static taxi top business from Strong Outdoor but let’s look at this more closely… Back in April 2018, Strong Digital […]

Heidi Voorhees Leaves @AVIXA

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

In the last few weeks Heidi Voorhees, MBA, CAE was let go from her position as COO at AVIXA recently. No formal announcement has been made but it’s likely a downsizing or cost-saving exercise. AVIXA’s main source of income is trade shows and there haven’t been too many of those recently.

‘Enjoy Summer Safely’ Coalition Seeks Members

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

The UK Advertising Association’s President Keith Weed has called upon companies across the advertising industry to look at how they can support the new ‘Enjoy Summer Safely’ campaign by joining a coalition of partners. The campaign already has the backing of over 30 brands including O2, Carex and Deliveroo, who are all adopting the critical […]

Addenbrooke’s Hospital Use of @Signagelive

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Addenbrooke’s Hospital is an internationally renowned teaching hospital and research centre in Cambridge, England, with strong affiliations to the University of Cambridge. It’s just started to use Signagelive to enhance their patients digital signage experience. Stacey Pearson, Failsafe Manager, Outpatients Service, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust told us “In recent months being able to […]