Don Palmer

Don Palmer

Don Palmer has 15 years in Civilian Federal service, during all of which he’s been involved with AV- and IT-related project management, including aspects of budget and procurement. Prior to joining the federal government, Don worked in telecommunications and network communications with a large outsourcing call center. Reach him at palm1004@gmail.com

Not Polite to Pointer!

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Required disclaimer: This represents the opinion and experience of me personally and does not represent any specific policy, law or official guidance. We teach our kids it’s not polite to point, but what if they have to annotate? Boeckeler Instruments, Inc booth (3513) developed a video overlay system that allows presenters to draw and point […]

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Automated Space and Mobile Working

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Required disclaimer: This represents the opinion and experience of me personally and does not represent any specific policy, law or official guidance. Why would someone expect to be talking about space automation, mobile working and bring your own device (BYOD) at InfoComm 2013? Most federal agencies are dealing not only serious budgetary challenges; they also […]

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InfoComm 2013 – Automation Space and Managing Schedules

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Required disclaimer: This represents the opinion and experience of me personally and does not represent any specific policy, law or official guidance. One fascinating new area I noticed at InfoComm 2013 is manufacturers are showcasing their technologies in integrated building solutions. I wasn’t able to visit too many specific related manufacturers on Day 1. This […]

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Everything Wireless — What About Security?

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Required disclaimer: This represents the opinion and experience of me personally and does not represent any specific policy, law or official guidance. Do you need secure wireless audio system that is great sounding and secured with military grade AES 256 encryption? If you haven’t seen Sacom/Sabine Inc. (Booth 1275) and you’re in the market for […]

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InfoComm 2013 Plenary Standards and Innovation Session – State of Standards

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Required disclaimer: This represents the opinion and experience of me personally and does not represent any specific policy, law or official guidance. For the third year in a row, the InfoComm 2013 show started off with what seems to have become a standard practice in itself. This year the group of 50+ was welcomed by […]

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