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 …

Remote Cubed, Part 3: Phoning It In

Remote Cubed, Part 3: Phoning It In

Last month, we looked at the ways that a rental and staging company can use videoconferencing and collaboration technology to maintain better contact with …

DocuDrama

DocuDrama

Well, fall is upon us, and along with it comes the fall meeting season. For those of you in the rental and staging portion of the industry, this is a time of …

The Backstage Cloud?

The Backstage Cloud?

This weekend, I was involved in a long conversation with a couple of colleagues from the industry. At one point during the discussion, I was asked what my …

Brave New Tradeshow World

Brave New Tradeshow World

Last month, we talked about the changes in trade shows that have come in the digital age, most notably the way we register people for shows now, and the way we …

A Troubleshooting Rountable Continued

A Troubleshooting Rountable Continued

This month, we will be finishing up a three-part series on the art of troubleshooting in AV. Over the last two months, we have been examining the …

A Troubleshooting Roundtable

A Troubleshooting Roundtable

Last month, we began talking about the highest form of art when it comes to audiovisual systems: troubleshooting. In that article, I began to make the point …

E=AV2

E=AV2

“The difference between Stupidity and Genius is that Genius has limits.” – Albert  Einstein This month, I open with a favorite quote. And …

On the Other Hand

On the Other Hand

Last month, we talked about the idea that the big voice in marketing and product success is now the small voice, the collective voice, and largely as …

Wheels Within Wheels

Wheels Within Wheels

I have often reflected, both in this column and elsewhere, on the cyclical nature of our business. Here we are in January, first month of the year, and some of …

All the World’s a Stage

All the World’s a Stage

Last month, we talked about rental companies that grew out of audiovisual sales companies. As I pointed out, there are a number of differences between the …

Pulled Up By the Roots

Pulled Up By the Roots

Well, time for another article that makes me feel old. Believe me, I don’t do this on purpose. I usually do it because one of the young(er) people who works …

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Picture it: October 31, 1970, just about dark. Joel Rollins is applying some last minute upgrades to his Halloween costume. Dark sweats, red cape — …

The Three Biggest Lies in AV?

The Three Biggest Lies in AV?

In western society, some of the most frequently told jokes revolve around the three most common lies in circulation. They follow a number of patterns, many of …

Move Along, Folks… Show’s Over

Move Along, Folks… Show’s Over

Well, here it is — July. This is the time of year when I have to stop, catch my breath and regroup with my team. The “tradeshow season” really is …

Standard Shift

Standard Shift

Well, I’m just back from InfoComm, and after three days I have almost sorted out the debris. I have unpacked two suitcases full of dirty clothes, two boxes …

My InfoComm14 So Far

My InfoComm14 So Far

So I have to say that InfoComm14 has been much different so far than my past InfoComm shows. I came in on Sunday and reported to my booth to be assigned some …

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