InfoComm Comes (or Goes) Home

InfoComm Comes (or Goes) Home

AVIXA is going out of its way to say that its new Integrated Life @ InfoComm isn’t competitive to the industry’s defacto HomeAV show, CEDIA. But, I call …

Buy AV Tech for the Best Experience

Buy AV Tech for the Best Experience

How do you navigate the barrage of tech available for purchase? When a problem arises with AV tech, most people simply Google a product or service then follow …

Welcome to the Glass Age!

Welcome to the Glass Age!

In 2010, my dad bought each of my sons an iPad. This was also the same year the iPad first generation was shipping (my dad was always on top of the latest tech …

The Science of Why

The Science of Why

One of the most shared business leadership talks is Start With Why by Simon Sinek. It emphasizes the importance of purpose in a business and leadership’s …

PASS: An Alliance You Need to Know About

PASS: An Alliance You Need to Know About

Last month for rAVe Ed, I wrote an article about school safety. I was inspired by the Parkland students, who suffered a horrible tragedy and decided to do …

RE-ENFORCEMENT — What is the Goal?

RE-ENFORCEMENT — What is the Goal?

(Author’s Note: The topic for this article was originally suggested by a comment from Barry McKinnon of MC Squared Design Group, North Vancouver, BC., …

Placemaking

Placemaking

I was recently in Jacksonville for our annual sales meeting. One of the highlights of that meeting was when our guest presenter, Amahl Hazelton, director of …

Should AV Be Seen?

Should AV Be Seen?

In the AV industry, for as long as I can remember, the idea of being able to have an AV system of some kind and making it as invisible as possible has been a …

Infrasound: The Noise You Feel

Infrasound: The Noise You Feel

Imagine that you have just moved into a new home and you continue to hear a disturbing, pulsating, low frequency rumbling noise.  You think it is coming from …

Buy a Superior Video Security System

Buy a Superior Video Security System

You bought a security system. Good idea. So, you go to recover that footage of the shop lifter or an employee stealing from the cash drawer… doh!  You go …

The Real Cost of a Product

The Real Cost of a Product

Any one in the AV industry who specifies, purchases, sells or buys the essentials we use every day to build our systems knows that these “products” …

A Thoughtful Approach to Active Learning

A Thoughtful Approach to Active Learning

Active learning has been on the rise in American college classrooms over the past several years. In general, active learning usually takes place in a classroom …

Digital Signage Predictions for 2018

Digital Signage Predictions for 2018

As I begin to write this, the sun is re-appearing after a once in a lifetime event. No, not display vendors agreeing upon a standard for RS232, but a total …

Prevent a Projector Nightmare

Prevent a Projector Nightmare

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Everyone is familiar with this quote by Benjamin Franklin. But how does it apply to your digital projector? …

A Great Time to Be: AV/IT

A Great Time to Be: AV/IT

I enjoy meeting new people and am always interested and often fascinated by what they do for a living. There are a significant amount of people that work in an …

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