Google Jamboard Review – 2017

Google Jamboard Review – 2017

By Craig Heiman CEO of AV Planners I’m approached by many vendors as an AV integrator so it takes a lot for me to get excited. However, when I heard Google …

AV Parents

AV Parents

Just before Mother’s Day, I wrote a long, passionate post on my personal Facebook feed about how this article stirred up a lot of thoughts and feelings. …

The Skinny on Stretch Displays

The Skinny on Stretch Displays

It is InfoComm season and the new products and their associated press releases are flooding the AV airwaves.  With the plethora of information circulating, it …

Analog Backups

Analog Backups

Monday morning, I woke up to the dulcet tones of my smart lock locking itself… over and over (and over!) again. We cleaned the touch screen, we replaced …

NAB, EDU and HOW

NAB, EDU and HOW

A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog that relayed the top 5 reasons that you, as an AV professional, should go to NAB. The first of those 5 reasons was end user …

Regional Trade Shows Bring Value

Regional Trade Shows Bring Value

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Symco Philadelphia Technology Showcase. This isn’t my first time talking about how I find industry shows …

My Smart Car Is Making Me a Stupid Parker

My Smart Car Is Making Me a Stupid Parker

I recently bought a new vehicle (a VW Alltrack), and it came with all sorts of high tech bells and whistles. Adaptive cruise control has made my #RoadWarrior …

Team Building

Team Building

The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is drawing to a close, which makes these reminiscences timely. Let me just say that I’m not a gambler. Like, at …

Features and Benefits of Digital Signage

Features and Benefits of Digital Signage

“Sign, sign everywhere a sign.” In 1970, the “5 Man Electrical Band” recorded a song that knocked “signs” for their “do this, don’t do that” …

5 Reasons You Should Be at NAB

5 Reasons You Should Be at NAB

Next week in Las Vegas, the National Association of Broadcasters holds their annual trade show in Las Vegas.  The NAB Show doesn’t seem to generate the …

Strange ReTales The Force Field

Strange ReTales The Force Field

The business news this past week has been abuzz with stories about retailer bankruptcies, increasingly vacant shopping malls, and the looming threat of an …

Trade Show Fails!

Trade Show Fails!

By Sam Malik I have attended trade shows for nearly 25 years and I have seen it all. CES, COMDEX, CEDIA, DSE, ISE, NAB, InfoComm, etc. Trade Shows are not …

Smurfette Syndrome

Smurfette Syndrome

At a recent industry event I attended, the facilitator (an outside consultant) expressed some mild surprise that I was the only woman in the room. Me? I …

Tips for Having a Great Video Conference

Tips for Having a Great Video Conference

There is lot of confusion on proper use of the term, “Video Conferencing.” Words do matter, and so here is the proper terminology when requesting to do a …

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