Tear the Tents Down, Clean the Cages

Tear the Tents Down, Clean the Cages

It’s the last day of the show, and TGIF. It really has been a great show, setting records for attendance, and I think the attendees really got their …

A Whole New Crowd

A Whole New Crowd

Well, InfoComm got off to a roaring start yesterday, and it continued into today. The show floor is packed, and the manufacturers and distributors I have …

Wednesday (Day 1) Afternoon

Wednesday (Day 1) Afternoon

You know, every year I can’t wait to come to this show — and then I remember the parts of it that I deliberately forget during the year, like the …

Wednesday (Opening Day) Morning

Wednesday (Opening Day) Morning

Well, the show opened with the usual ribbon cutting, and we are off and running. I have done my first turn around the floor, and here are my morning …

What’s Your Plan?

What’s Your Plan?

I’m taking a last look around the show floor tonight before it opens tomorrow. Everybody is commenting on the fact that the floor has a long way to go …

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, …

Collaboration: What’s Next?

Collaboration: What’s Next?

Over my last couple of columns, we have talked about the trend in meetings towards group collaboration, and the equipment and setups that will be necessary to …

Safety On Deck

Safety On Deck

Well, once again January has come around. Time to close out 2016, to send out all those final invoices that you forgot about and to make some dynamic …

A Season of Understanding

A Season of Understanding

I love the holidays. Even though they often come as a mixed blessing, combining some welcome time away from the office with seeing the relatives that I …

Surviving the 4K Temple of Doom

Surviving the 4K Temple of Doom

In a cold, punishing rain, only the brilliant flashes of lightning illuminate our hero, who stands at the entrance to the mysterious, forbidden jungle temple. …

The Future is Here, Part II

The Future is Here, Part II

Last month, my column spoke about the changing role of the AV rental and staging company in the client’s technical universe. As I stated in the article, one …

The Future Is Here

The Future Is Here

Over the last couple of months, a lot of the articles here on rAVePubs have had to do with new technology adoption, and the costs involved with being either …

Shooting the Messenger

Shooting the Messenger

Last night, I was watching the Republican convention from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. I will admit up front that I tend to watch political …

All Ticked Off

All Ticked Off

Just a couple of days ago, I was working with a colleague in the UK to troubleshoot a conferencing system with a client in a third location. We got together on …

Political Rentals

Political Rentals

Well, things are heating up in the quadrennial political circus: Our presidential election in the United States has begun. We are approaching the time when the …

Selective Memory

Selective Memory

As some of you will know, a few years ago I moved home to Connecticut, the state that I was born in. However, I moved to the southern part of the state, about …

How We Roll(odex)

How We Roll(odex)

Recently, a rep from a firm that we work with fairly frequently asked me to name the most important tool in my toolkit. I believe he was expecting me to name …

The Small World of AV

The Small World of AV

Well, February has come around again and I am in the process of preparing for rAVe’s annual odyssey to the ISE show in sunny Amsterdam. As with any trip of …

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