The Truth and Nothing But the Truth?

The Truth and Nothing But the Truth?

The title of this column is a phrase that is the basis of a legal oath that has been part of English Law since at least medieval times and has essentially …

#MeToo and the AV Industry

#MeToo and the AV Industry

Like so many other people, I have read about the Harvey Weinstein scandal over the past several weeks with disgust. As the story grew and the #MeToo campaign …

A Visit with Microsoft

A Visit with Microsoft

When we think conference room and collaboration technology, we too often think of audiovisual collaboration technology, and when we think about that we think …

Losing Our Lunch

Losing Our Lunch

This morning I was involved in testing two of the new virtual reality conferencing environments. As most of you will be painfully aware, the conferencing …

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 …

AV Over IP Sales Up Over 130  in 2017

AV Over IP Sales Up Over 130 in 2017

AV over IP is poised to eventually revolutionize the low-latency Pro AV market, according to a newly-released industry report from Futuresource Consulting. …

The Power of Names

The Power of Names

Names have power. Names matter. Decades of fantasy literature have taught us that. Kvothe, the kingkiller, gained control of the very air itself when he …

Curve Jumping

Curve Jumping

It’s funny how ideas work. Two years ago, I started a draft of this blog about curve jumping. I wrote an opening paragraph and then stopped. It sat in …

A Roadshow By Any Other Name

A Roadshow By Any Other Name

Well, as you have probably heard, our international trade association has changed its name. I have heard a lot of opinions about it this week (or at least been …

Is Your Daughter OK? Check Again.

Is Your Daughter OK? Check Again.

Editor’s Note: The following is a difficult post to read. It is not about technology; it is about suicide. I am posting it here because it’s …

Harman Professional Eliminates 650 Jobs

Harman Professional Eliminates 650 Jobs

Yesterday, Harman Professional gave notice to approximately 650 people that they were restructuring and they will be laid off over the next year. The …

Heroes Amidst the Floods

Heroes Amidst the Floods

There are stories of heroism and sacrifice, bravery and suffering and the rediscovering of the word ‘neighbor’ in the wake of what may be the worst …

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