Lost in Virtual Space

Lost in Virtual Space

Last month, we talked about AVaaS, (Audio Visual as a Service) and how it relates to the future of the rental and staging segment of our industry. My basic …

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 …

Can AV Pull Off a 360?

Can AV Pull Off a 360?

The onslaught If you have been to any of the major electronics shows this year, or even if you have only been looking at websites for the advance sales for the …

Reality – What a Concept

Reality – What a Concept

It’s hot here in Orlando. Both outside, (where the humidity is curling my hair) and inside the Orange County Convention Center, where the largest …

State of the, Um, Art

State of the, Um, Art

If you move back in history, the human race progresses from crude tool to artform along a predictable path. For instance, once humans learned to break rocks, …

Planar Systems Acquires NaturalPoint

Planar Systems Acquires NaturalPoint

Planar Systems, a Leyard company, announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire NaturalPoint, a company that’s in the …

You Can Have My Pokémon

You Can Have My Pokémon

The recent obsession with Pokémon Go has caught my attention. As a lover of anime and an avid gamer, you would think that I would be all over this. Yet, I am …

This Week (In AV and IT) 12/4

This Week (In AV and IT) 12/4

Shure Wireless Systems Dominate American Music Awards (11/30) The 43rd Annual American Music Awards were broadcast on ABC on Sunday night, November 22. Hosted …

Convergent TechWeek 10/30

Convergent TechWeek 10/30

Virtual Anatomy 101 Robert Hasel had an idea about how to change the teaching of human anatomy for medical, dental, and health science students which, instead …

HoloLens: AV’s Killer App

HoloLens: AV’s Killer App

If you haven’t heard of HoloLens you need to see this Microsoft announcement. HoloLens is more than Google Glass in that it presents 3D images overlaid …

Samsung, Oculus and the Other “Rift”

Samsung, Oculus and the Other “Rift”

Oculus (the Facebook-owned virtual reality company) has teamed up with Samsung to create the Gear VR Innovator Edition, a development kit for mobile virtual …