Lord Of The Dance

Lord Of The Dance

Apophenia is the tendency to see patterns of meaning in things. When unchecked it can be a disorder, but in and of itself, it’s a handy mental tool for …

The Heroes of Technology

The Heroes of Technology

We hear the word hero a lot. Webster’s first definition is “a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character.” Their second definition is …

IC17: AV Start-Up Showcase Big Hit

IC17: AV Start-Up Showcase Big Hit

When the IC-2015 show opened at 9 a.m. I recall that it was several hours before the first show attendee came wondering into the Showcase, and well after lunch …

Customer Experience

Customer Experience

I purchased a new car yesterday. While its always satisfying to get new wheels the point of this post isn’t really about the new car experience. The …

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 …

The Magic of AV

The Magic of AV

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” — Arthur C. Clarke “It’s not real, it’s just …

AV as a Service- Financially Speaking

AV as a Service- Financially Speaking

A couple months back I wrote a blog on AV as a Service, AVaaS.  It primarily focused on if the “as a service” model could work in AV, and it gave …

Strange ReTales: Ring The Alarm

Strange ReTales: Ring The Alarm

The best laid plans, they say, often go awry. That was actually Scottish poet Robert Burns who wrote that, but that’s neither here nor there. Years ago, I …

Need More Fiber?

Need More Fiber?

Everyone knows about fiber optic cables.  The term is one that most people are very familiar with.  But unless you work within certain industries, chances …

HDBaseT Over IP: Courting Disaster

HDBaseT Over IP: Courting Disaster

The HDBaseT Alliance used InfoComm to officially debut the first set of products using their new HDBaseT over IP infrastructure — designed to compete …

Resolution: The Wrong Spec

Resolution: The Wrong Spec

I was talking to a friend and industry colleague the other day who was a little frustrated with the way a recent project had gone. The AV design included a …

The Declaration of AV Independence

The Declaration of AV Independence

In the spirit of the 4th, I submit the AV Declaration of Independence from the Tyranny of … HDMI. Enjoy:) When in the course of industry events it …

Closing Ratios

Closing Ratios

Sometimes it feels like I’ve spent my whole professional life being ruled by metrics. Top line. Bottom line. Gross. Net. And of course all the derivative …

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