REDBAND Radio: Net Neutrality – Live From Infocomm 14

REDBAND Blogger Josh Srago of and ICS Integrated Communication Systems, sits down with Robb Woods of Blue Jeans, Simon Dudley of Lifesize, and Bob Romano of Avaya to discuss what exactly the debate over Net Neutrality is and how the proposed FCC rules could impact the AV industry, business communications, personal internet habits, and how you can voice your opinion to the FCC.”

Recorded:  June 18th, 2014


Josh Srago – RedBand Radio

REDBAND Radio: Infocomm 2014 Cable Challenge

REDBAND Radio: Infocomm 2014 Cable Challenge

Redband Radio and AVNation teamed up to test a number of cables transporting HDBaseT. The magic number is less than 1 bits lost per billion.

Running time: 22:28

Hosted by Chris Neto

Check out the video and see how important upgrading your existing infrastructure cabling can affect your move into 4k video.


The #AVSelfie Song’s Music Video To Debut at #Infocomm14 along with a Grand Prize

AVnation and REDBAND will debut Phillip Cordell’s #AVSelfie Parody video at Infocomm 2014 on the Show Floor Friday June 20th.

As part of the #AVselfie  we not only created the Song but we have a Music Video to debut and you can be part of it. All the Pictures collected from the show Attendees using the Hashtag #AVselfie at #infocomm14 will be try to be  incorporated into the Music Video which will debut at 12pm local time on the Show Floor in 3 Locations:

  • 12pm  at the Crestron Booth
  • 12:30pm at the  Delta Displays Booth
  • 1pm at the  Kramer Electronics Booth

Not only will you have a chance to make it into the video, but everyone who uses the #avselfie video is eligible to Win an ASK Proxima Projector provided by ASK Proxima. The  winner will be randomly selected on Friday. In short

Snap an #AVSelfie pic while listening to the #AVSelfie Song, Tag your photo with the #AVselfie Hashtag and get a chance to make the Music Video and Win a New ASK Proxima projector!

Have Fun, be Creative, Become a Star and Watch it on your new projector at home.

Thanks again for all the great posts we’ve seen so far and the show hasn’t even begun!





Exclusive: REDBAND Bloggers Are Taking the Net Neutrality Discussion to Infocomm 2014


Live June 18th from the Infocomm 2014 Show


Next Wednesday 6/18 at InfoComm 2014 REDBAND Blogger Josh Srago, of and ICS Integrated Communication Systems, will be hosting the exclusive REDBAND Radio discussion on Net Neutrality taking place at the Infocomm 2014 show.  Joining him will be Robb Woods of Blue Jeans, Simon Dudley of Lifesize, and Bob Romano of Avaya, with the possibility of some additional special guests.  Tune in Live on YouTube from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, or check it out later as we examine what the currently proposed FCC Net Neutrality rules are, clarify Section 706 vs. Title II, and examine the impact of the FCC’s proposed rules for Net Neutrality mean to the AV industry.

This is a vital issue when it comes to AV/IT convergence Unified Communication & Collaboration and it’s time the AV industry stood up, took notice, and made our voices heard.  Keep following me for updates.

If this is something you’d like to discuss with Josh at the show you can see his schedule for InfoComm 2014 here: (Link will be Live on 6/16) or you can email me at


Infocomm 2014 AV Tweetup Event – Sponsorship Opportunity


I am helping AVNation organize the annual #AVTweeps Tweetup event at Infocomm this year in Las Vegas. The event will take place June 18th at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 4:30-6:30pm in room N 217.

At InfoComm 2013 AVNation and a group of sponsors put together the first annual AVTweeps Tweetup. It was an opportunity for those in the industry who have connected on social media to meet in person, network and talk about what’s new on the InfoComm show floor. We had over 200 guests in attendance with little more than two weeks to promote the event.

For 2014, AVNation is hoping to make the biggest Tweetup yet; and you can be a part of it. They are looking for sponsors to help cover the cost of food and drink. In exchange, you will be featured on all promotional materials, AVNation podcasts pre and post event, and on their InfoComm Special website

If you are interested in sponsoring the AVTweeps Tweetup, please contact Tim Albright, AV Nation Founder, at

Thanks again and look for more Infocomm announcements from AVShout, REDBAND and AVNation soon.


Commercial Integrator Article asks: Did your favorite product make the list?

specifiying 2013


“CI columnist and specifying consultant Chris Neto of AV Helpdesk shares some of what he deems the “most important products” of the year.”

Not just the Latest or most Buzzworthy but definitely some of the bigger problem solvers out there in AV.

Check it out Here:

What would you include or Remove from the List?


REDBAND RADIO’s New Top-Secret Podcast on August 6th (Spoiler Warning #AVTWEEPS)



For the Last Month have been working on ideas for the next REDBAND Radio podcast with AVNation. The first podcast was easy. Four REDBAND members at Infocomm and the thought of an unscripted, press “record and go” type show was hard to resist. I personally enjoyed sitting down with the “band” and talk AV. So what do we do for show #2 that would make it interesting, fun and possibly go where others have not?

In order to make some of our ideas a reality we created the REDBAND community page on Google+. I’m very proud to say that the community has grown quickly in a short period of time.  So with the Google community up and running I can now layout the details for the show that has been “in the works” and “under wraps”.

Tuesday August 6th REDBAND Radio will Broadcast Live from Verrex’s Corporate Headquarters and Yes Verrex knows we are coming. Verrex’s President CEO & Chairman Thomas Berry Jr. will sit in with the “band” to talk AV during the show. We will also have a musical guest. “The Verrex Band” will be performing Live on the show.

And the word “Live” is not being used lightly in this post. We will be recording for the podcast but we will be also be live on the REDBAND google+ community page.  In order to view you will need to have a Google+ account and join the community.  If you don’t have a google+ plus account…get one by Tuesday Evening to join! Once you have the account set up follow the link below to the REDBAND community:

We expect to go live between 6 and 7pm EST. I will definitely have more details on the community page along with details on how you can interact with us Live during the show. We’re confident that the show will be entertaining, informative and most of all fun.

So what’s next? We are already working on some more off the wall ideas. If you have an idea for the podcast or would like to join us on the next show please let me know.

Thanks again for taking time out to read our posts, listen to our podcasts and watch our videos.



REDBAND: We’re in your ear!



REDBAND is the word of day! Today I’m sitting on my back deck writing this update and feeling like a boss! I have tons of updates:

- REDBAND has officially signed with Starting this week we will debut our REDBAND podcast. The first show was secretly taped in Orlando while at Infocomm 2013. Basically Mike Brandes, Mark Coxon, myself and George Tucker sneaked into the recording room and talked about what we witnessed first hand at the show. Not all of the REDBAND bloggers were there but they will be moving forward. We are still working out the schedule for future episodes, since we are all out in the field on a daily basis.

-With the podcast news comes podcast ideas. REDBAND will be looking for feedback from the show. We will have weekly features and will depend on feedback from the listeners to make it more interactive. One feature we will be doing is a TOP 5 every show. We have some off the wall  ideas to start us off  but we will be looking for listener feedback to fuel it.

-PODCAST guests? Yes would love to bring on Guests. If you want in please let me know and we will schedule it. You have something to say, want to debate topic or us,  all are welcomed.

-You may ask whats the direction of the podcast? Well it’s not your Dad’s podcast. We do not have sponsors. We do not have advertising. We run with scissors and operate live without a net. Its unfiltered,unedited, raw shop talk about what we love and do in our industry.

-This week we introduce 2 new members to REDBAND. Matt Scott from Omega Audiovisual and a Player to be named later. Matt brings his style, hair and an international views to REDBAND.  The player to be named later is an industry pro who fits right in with REDBAND’s opinionate views but will have to use an alias in order to protect the innocent. We are always looking for more. If your interested send me an email…

Look for the podcast this week!

Thanks again for following and REDBAND. I truley appreciate the all the feedback I recieved both online and while at infocomm. Keep it coming.

Thanks again and look for more news soon!







Check out my #infocomm13 Day 2 report Update

The second half of my Infocomm 2013 report has been added to the corporate TD website. 20 products that caught my eye.

Check out the link here:


Congrats to REDBAND’s own Todd Anthony Puma named to Dealerscope’s 40 under 40 list!


Congrats Todd on being named to the 40 under 40 list!

Check out Dealerscope’s June 2013 Edition on PAGE 48 to see Todd’s Profile by clicking the image above or the link Below:


Congrats Again on this wonderful achievement!