Scott Tiner

Scott Tiner

A trained educator, graduating from the Boston University School of Education, Scott is interested in the integration of technology and education. He works at Bates College managing the Client Services portions of Information Technology. Scott directs the Service Desk, which is responsible for the support of all classrooms and computers on campus. He also oversees the campus training programs and specifies and purchases computing equipment for the campus. He stays very active in the AV and IT fields, having presented at both regional, national and international conferences. Scott writes columns and blogs regularly for rAVe [Publications].In order to continue to develop and strengthen his leadership and management skills Scott has attended the Management Institute and the Leading Change Institute, sponsored by EduCause. He earned his MBA form the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, at the University of New Hampshire. During his time in graduate school Scott developed an interest and expertise in leadership and team building.As an experienced speaker and writer, Scott is always looking for new experiences to share, learn and grow. Scott can be contacted via LinkedIn, on Twitter at or via email at

Projection Screens in Education Installs: To Skimp or Not to Skimp?


Every year colleges and universities spend millions of dollars on AV for their presentation spaces and their classrooms. We specify HD projectors with lumens rated from 4,000-8,000. Touch panels and control systems make the technology go, while computers, Blu-Ray players and document cameras create the content. In short, we put a lot of time, thought […]

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AV Buddy Pro: An In Depth Review


How many of you are still walking into your site surveys with a bag full of tools? You have your light meter, your SPL meter and, most importantly, your clipboard. Just please tell me that you don’t have a pocket protector. While all those tools served us very well in the past, and have their […]

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Scott’s Crystal Ball?


Recently, I wrote about how integrators should consider providing their technical staff as a service to institutions.  I used a couple of examples of when higher ed, in particular, is in need of extra staffing.  In that column, I mentioned that we have turn over, like any other workplace. Yikes, I may have jinxed myself. […]

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A Proposal


A few months ago I wrote a column, and a subsequent blog post about how manufacturers don’t reach out to technology managers. It is all still right here on the rAVe site if you need to get caught up.  I called out the manufacturers and blamed them for not being the best possible salesman.  I […]

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Tech Talk: Event Exclusively for Technology Managers


Control Concepts and BMA Software Solutions are providing Technology Managers with an interesting opportunity this year at InfoComm.  On Tuesday evening, they are holding a special event at Gordon Biersch restaurant.  I recently spoke with Steve Greenblatt of Control Concepts about the event.  Steve describes the event as a hybrid event of networking and professional […]

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Not Your Dad’s Digital Signage


Digital signage has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. In order to be successful in a digital signage business, and perhaps, to keep their current business running integrators need to see these changes and act on them. There should be no surprises here, this publication, along with industry experts have been talking for […]

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