AV as a Service?

AV as a Service?

If you have gone to any AV leadership event over the last several years, ranging from the Commercial Integrator Summit to InfoComm’s AVEC to …

The Quest for the Holy UX

The Quest for the Holy UX

I’ve been around AV for the last 15 years and have worked for residential and commercial integrators as well as AV manufacturers.  There has been a lot …

Tire Kickers And Be Backs

Tire Kickers And Be Backs

It just occurred to me that I haven’t regaled rAVe readers with any tales from my retail days in quite some time. Then it occurred to me that I’ve been out …

Footprint

Footprint

All the biggest stories of 2016 in the AV integration space had to do with acquisition.  The latest round of which relayed that Samsung bought Harman Group, …

Fake It ’til You… Get Caught!

Fake It ’til You… Get Caught!

I’m sure we’ve all heard the term “Fake it ’til you make it.”  It’s typically used to relay the mindset that people should …

The (Hidden) Opportunity

The (Hidden) Opportunity

It seems like we have been discussing the changing landscape of AV for years. We have all seen the shift toward consolidated components, hardware that is …

7thSense Launches Nano-SDI Media Server

7thSense Launches Nano-SDI Media Server

7thSense has expanded its media server portfolio with the addition of the Nano-SDI Media Server — an entry-level media server with uncompressed media …

Dreadful Vendor Spam Redux

Dreadful Vendor Spam Redux

Most of the time, the Clutter folder in my new Outlook works great. Sometimes Outlook buries important emails from people I want to hear from in the Clutter …

Not Your Average Blog Post About Tools

Not Your Average Blog Post About Tools

My love for tools needs no introduction, so I’ll proceed. In the course of procrastinating on the things I need to get done, I was browsing Tumblr, when …

Take Your Child to Work Day.

Take Your Child to Work Day.

You haven’t been reading or listening to much industry news or chatter if you haven’t seen and heard discussion around the idea of getting more …

Constant In Car Connectivity

Constant In Car Connectivity

It’s been a thesis of mine for some time that luxuries become necessities. That’s hardly an original observation. Oscar Wilde put it much better than I …

Is Your Dealer Locator App A Liability?

Is Your Dealer Locator App A Liability?

  They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. They also say that every solution has two problems. I know I regularly find myself saying the …

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