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 …

Service Contracts That Make Sense

Service Contracts That Make Sense

For years, this publication, its founder and many others have been all but begging companies to get into the service business. The days of selling boxes and …

Crestron Exiting CEDIA Was GENIUS

Crestron Exiting CEDIA Was GENIUS

It appears that Crestron can, in fact, predict the future. The 2017 CEDIA Expo is shaping up to be a very good show. We have a team of five people out in …

Hiring Sales for Church Market AV

Hiring Sales for Church Market AV

I’ll never forget standing behind the best salesperson in the online sales department as he watched the timer tick down from three minutes on his monitor …

Are You the Keymaster?

Are You the Keymaster?

In the original movie Ghostbusters, Rick Moranis (in his immortal role as Vince Tully, CPA) is taken over by an evil spirit from another dimension and …

In My Head or On the Stage

In My Head or On the Stage

The house of worship sound reinforcement space can be segmented in a wide variety of ways for a large number of purposes. The simplest divider is whether or …

Best of InfoComm 2017 Awards Announced

Best of InfoComm 2017 Awards Announced

We’re back from InfoComm 2017 and we saw a lot of products. A lot. It’s tough to pick out the best and the brightest from the thousands of products …

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