How to Help a Technophobe

How to Help a Technophobe

There are going to be moments when we all just feel dumb and clumsy…argh! And it feels so awful.  For me, this photo really brings those feelings to life. …

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 …

Enjoy The Music

Enjoy The Music

Recently I found myself reliving a much different time in my life, from the past, while I was at my mothers house, and digging around in the garage. I went …

Barco’s Overture Dilemma

Barco’s Overture Dilemma

  Update: Just two days following the publication of this blog, Barco announced exactly what I suggested — they’ve integrated Overture into …

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 …

Ketra, a Brand Of Lutron

Ketra, a Brand Of Lutron

When the the daughter of Joel Spira (deceased founder and former CEO of Lutron Electronics) introduced IVALO (at the time, a commercial lighting line only from …

Dark Horse and Underrated Tech

Dark Horse and Underrated Tech

We live in society where newer equals better. Every month, if not every week, tech companies race to create and release newer, faster, sleeker, sexier gadgets. …

The Hard Truth about Soft Serve (Ices)

The Hard Truth about Soft Serve (Ices)

Unless you’ve been in a hole the last few years, you most likely have noticed the increasing conversation in AV about software, managed services, and IP …

Techlash vs Technological Advancements

Techlash vs Technological Advancements

Recently, a friend came to visit and left “The Economist” magazine on my table.  He said he tried to give it to his sons. But as I opened them up, the …

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 …

Amazon vs. Google Part 2

Amazon vs. Google Part 2

Smart homes and smart buildings aren’t for the ultra-rich… anymore. We’ve come to a time in our existence where our technological …

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 …

AV and Speech Technology

AV and Speech Technology

This past January, Las Vegas hosted the Consumer Electronics Show where Speech Technology was the bright shining star and a definite win in the consumer …

Focusing on Vision

Focusing on Vision

In AV, we are sometimes very product-focused. Manufacturers build best in class products and then engage a dealer channel to make sure those products have a …

How Plugged In Are You Really?

How Plugged In Are You Really?

In a recent editorial, talking about the importance of vendor reps making face-to-face contact with their dealer base, I mentioned shop-talk as one reason why: …

On Delightful User Experiences

On Delightful User Experiences

Some categorize the quality of a user experience as a hierarchy, like this one: An accessible user interface does its job. You can access and interact with the …

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