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Lightware Visual Engineering Expands
Operations with New Global Training Center
LIGHTWARE VISUAL Engineering,
a manufacturer of
connectivity solutions for the
professional integrated systems
market, has announced a new
global training facility - the
Lightware Discovery Center
- in Las Vegas. The Lightware
Discovery Center will offer
comprehensive training and
education sessions created for
AV professionals.
The Lightware Discovery
Center features a dedicated
training room that's fully
equipped with the company's
latest signal-management products,
including the Taurus UCX
universal switcher, a connectivity
solution that utilizes USB-C
technology to simplify collaboration
in any meeting room
environment. The venue effectively
supplements Lightware's
extensive online efforts by
providing an in-person venue
for training and education. The
state-of-the-art facility offers the
opportunity for AV professionals
to experiment and interact with
a variety of Lightware devices,
to understand the simplicity and
flexibility of integrating a Lightware
system, and to experience
Lightware's high-performance
device features.
" At the Lightware Discovery
Center, we aim to create
relationships, " Jason Tirado,
president of Lightware Visual
Engineering, says. " We look
forward to welcoming customers,
consultants and integrators
so we can demonstrate
our confidence in Lightware's
inventions. We believe information
is valuable and should
be shared openly. Our Open
API, diagnostics and analytics
are part of our values. When
you discover more about
Lightware equipment, you find
out who we are. "
Tirado adds, " Visitors and
students will learn about
Lightware's technologies and
developments, [while also
having] the opportunity to put
their knowledge into action.
During the second part of the
two-day sessions, they will use
Lightware's equipment to get
hands-on experience with our
devices. "
PEOPLE + PLACES
Randy Klein
Xyte Announces
Randy Klein as
Member of
Advisory Board
Xyte, the Tel Aviv,
Israel-based Hardware-as-a-Service
(HaaS) solution provider,
announced that Randy Klein,
former president and CEO of
Crestron Electronics, is joining
the company as a member of its
Advisory Board.
Klein has played a significant
role in the AV industry for over
45 years. He served 31 years
at Crestron Electronics as president
and CEO until 2021. He
will apply his knowledge and
experience to Xyte's business
strategy. He will support the
company's pursuit to allow device
manufacturers to cloudify
their devices, enhance support
for customers and channels,
and introduce new subscription-based
business models.
Xyte's Connected Device
Management Platform (CDMP),
commercialintegrator.com
provides a suite of tools to turn
products into services, quickly
go to market with as-a-service
offerings and transact recurring
revenue at scale. With Klein's
guidance and support, the
company aims to lead the way
for hardware manufacturers
and system integrators in their
transition to the Hardware-as-aService
business model.
Klein expands, " I have always
been driven by one simple
goal: to make a difference in
our industry. Today, the world
we live in has changed. We use
subscription models throughout
our daily lives. Our industry
is no exception. I am so thrilled
to join Xyte. Omer [Brookstein]
and his team are the future of
our industry and have intelligently
engineered a platform
to adopt the hardware-as-aservice
concept and 'cloudify'
connected devices. Xyte can
truly transform and change our
great industry. "
PPDS Announces Key
Leadership Roles for North
America Team
PPDS has revealed it has continued
to strengthen its leadership
teams in North America,
with the appointments of three
highly experienced and successful
AV professionals, Adam
Coleman, Mitch Rosenberg
and Jeff Handis.
Mitch
Rosenberg
In the newly
created role,
Rosenberg is
the new director
of LED and LCD
videowalls. He
will report to Vince Schuster,
commercial VP, Professional
Displays for PPDS. In his role,
Rosenberg will drive awareness
and new business opportunities
across PPDS' full range of
Philips LED and LCD solutions
in North America. This includes
strengthening and extending
PPDS system integrators and
channel partners.
Adam
Coleman
Working
alongside Rosenberg,
Coleman
will be PPDS'
new solutions
manager, LED and
LCD videowalls.
Coleman joins the team to build
and grow support for the Philips
X- and L-Lines, with a heavy focus
on direct-view. He will thus
oversee the development of
strategic training and learning
programs for all levels.
Lastly, Jeff
Jeff Handis
Handis, who
began his AV
career in 1988,
will serve as PPDS
channel manager
- Distribution and DMR. He
will oversee growth at the key
distribution and DMR partners,
and work with their teams to
drive the business. Handis has
a wide-ranging background
in the pro AV and consumer
electronics industries.
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