Is the AV Industry Getting Soft?

Is the AV Industry Getting Soft?

Technology is an ever-changing environment, and the world of AV technology is no different. Change allows technology industries to thrive, given that the …

AVIXA Says Market Is Up, Up and More Up

AVIXA Says Market Is Up, Up and More Up

For the past two years, the ProAV audiovisual industry has been consistently trending upward, demonstrating strong demand for technology solutions that enable …

The Death of the AV Generalist

The Death of the AV Generalist

If you’ve read my posts before, you’ll notice that I have rarely predicted the death of any particular technology or business model. Sure, I have my ideas …

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 …

The Failure of AV Marketing

The Failure of AV Marketing

The AV industry sucks at marketing. Everyone knows it because marketing across the audiovisual space is generally equally crappy. It’s boring, over-hyped, …

What Would Be in My AV Degree

What Would Be in My AV Degree

I woke up Sunday morning to some interesting Twitter conversation started by fellow AV professional Chris Neto about the subject of AV education. The question …

Solve the Pain, Then Introduce Strategy

Solve the Pain, Then Introduce Strategy

‘Solve their technology pain, then introduce them to a technology strategy.’ That should be the mantra for consultants, systems integrators, and …

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 …

The Declaration of AV Independence

The Declaration of AV Independence

In the spirit of the 4th, I submit the AV Declaration of Independence from the Tyranny of … HDMI. Enjoy:) When in the course of industry events it …

Life from Above

Life from Above

On Christmas day in 2016 there was an invasion.  Over 1.2 million people awoke to find ornately wrapped boxes from loved ones or “Santa” that contained …

AV Futures?

AV Futures?

Last week the Integrate Expo took place in Melbourne, Australia and one thing seemed to stand out, according to rAVe, which was LG’s OLED Wallpaper …

Who are we talking to?

Who are we talking to?

Almost 3 years ago I wrote a piece asking AV professionals “Why are we talking to IT guys?”  Given my recent arguments for video over IP and the potential …

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 …

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Their army has assembled On the border of the land.        Some say they want no battle But to work hand in hand. Yet there has been a small invasion …

My AV Pet Peeves

My AV Pet Peeves

I’ve mentioned before that since working in AV, I’ve had my entire world flipped upside down when it comes to “experiencing” AV in the …

MMA-V: A No Holds Barred AV Throwdown

MMA-V: A No Holds Barred AV Throwdown

So, before anyone accuses me of copy-catting or riding the coat tails of another article released lately by a competitive publication, I just want to say …

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