AVaaS Continued

AVaaS Continued

Back in September, I wrote an article called AVaaS: It Just Does Not Make Sense. I had begun to think about AVaaS in preparation for a panel discussion I was …

Oculus Connect 5 – The Experience

Oculus Connect 5 – The Experience

Last month, we discussed the Oculus Connect Developers Convention, a meeting I had recently attended in virtual reality. This month, I thought we would address …

AV=Actual/Virtual

AV=Actual/Virtual

Last week, I attended Oculus Connect, the conference for Facebook/Oculus virtual reality developers. It was one of the best glimpses I have yet seen into the …

AVaaS: It Just Does Not Make Sense

AVaaS: It Just Does Not Make Sense

Next month, I have the opportunity to be part of an amazing panel at CCUMC on AVaaS. Being part of this panel has made me think more about the service and do …

Gravity

Gravity

There are, within our space-time continuum, some immutable constants. For example, we can be assured that the earth will revolve on its axis every 24 or so …

The Art of Hacking AV Systems

The Art of Hacking AV Systems

There are quite a few conferences that focus on AV equipment. On the consumer side, there is CES, on the broadcast side there is NAB, then for residential AV …

InfoComm’s Most Wanted

InfoComm’s Most Wanted

InfoComm 2018 is a month behind us, and over the last few weeks, people have been writing about the trends they saw at the show. We’ve seen blogs …

Bidding Out Your AVL System – Part 4

Bidding Out Your AVL System – Part 4

Thank you for joining us for Part 4 in our series. So far, we’ve presented: Part 1 – The Key Players in AVL Design Part 2 – The Key Tools in AVL Design …

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 …

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