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Fred Bargetzi: The Most Consequential Person of the Modern AV Era

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By Scott Walker Principal, Waveguide LLC There it is. I’m putting it out there. I’ve thought about this a lot and from my vantage point, having spent the past 30 years of my life as an AV design consultant, I believe there’s no other single individual who has had a greater impact on the lives […]

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Collaboration in 2020 and Beyond: Predictions for Next Year

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By David Danto Director of UC Strategy and Research, Poly Turning the page into a new decade gives us the opportunity to put our past into perspective and predict where we’re going. In the world of unified communications and collaboration, this exercise reveals a space that is eliminating most of the poor experiences and exploding […]

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Comparing Wired and Wireless Lighting Control

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By Andrew Jimenez Vice President of Technology, Anixter The commercial building lighting controls market is experiencing a period of rapid transformation. With commercial lighting technology making the shift from traditional fluorescent to LED lighting fixtures, legacy analog lighting controls are being replaced by more scalable and reliable digital controls that can operate over a wired […]

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How to Select the Right PTZ Camera for Live Streaming Events

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM AVER USA By James Salter Marketing Director, AVer USA Today’s AV integrators and managers serve or work in a wide range of industries across enterprise, higher education, government, houses of worship and more. There are a number of areas they must address in AV production environments to ensure professional quality […]

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Test Tips for HDBaseT and HDMI Systems

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MSOLUTIONS By Eliran Toren CEO and Co-Founder, MSolutions Installers today are managing an increasingly complex web of signals, cables, sources and destinations, all of which require thorough testing to verify the quality and integrity of signals moving through the AV infrastructure. In an HDBaseT system, testing the entire cabling and […]

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White Paper: Take A New Approach With Draper’s AV Mounts and Structures

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM DRAPER By Penny Sitler Director of Marketing, Draper Video walls and other digital signage can go anywhere. That means the mounts and structures behind video walls must also go well beyond “universal” or catalog solutions. Draper’s AV mounts and structures initiative provides unique mounting solutions to interface with buildings, workspaces […]

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Making Deeper Connections at ISE 2020

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EVENTS By Anastasia Burdeeva Public Relations Executive, ISE ISE returns to Amsterdam next February with a programme that will attract AV end-user and channel professionals alike.  Tuesday, 11 February 2020 sees Integrated Systems Europe – the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration – return to the […]

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Fully Restored Apollo 11 Mission Control Room Features Christie Projectors

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Christie announced its laser projectors are part of a restoration of the Apollo Mission Control room at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Fifty years after Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, the decommissioned room (known as MOCR 2) has been recreated in its 1969 state. It includes everything from restored communication consoles […]

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Is There a Place for Smartphones in Professional Video Production?

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By Chris Evans Futuresource Consulting Another year, another iPhone. And with Google’s latest handset, the Pixel 4, unveiled only weeks later, the benchmark for all flagship smartphones has been set for the next year. In recent years, the latest upgrades have placed an emphasis on smartphones’ imaging capabilities. Innovations have brought us multiple camera modules, […]

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Why AV Integrators Absolutely Need to Be Thinking About Content Creation

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MVIX By Lillyan Wamaitha Marketing Manager, Mvix In the past, clients would come to integrators knowing precisely what they wanted. They’d ask for specific monitor “A,” speaker “B” and microphone “C.” They knew what their creation was to be; they only needed an AV integrator for the hardware. Today, things […]

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Cisco, Microsoft Teams and Zoom Will Be Totally Interoperable by Mid-2020!

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By Chris Mcintyre-Brown Associate Director, Futuresource Consulting As video conferencing solutions proliferate, remote working continues to rise and the number of inter-company video conferences increases, a lack of system interoperability has become a major pain point for many users. Internally focused video conferences are less problematic, as everyone is familiar with their system of choice. However, once […]

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Five Things to Look For in Your Next KVM Switch

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM tvONE By Mark Trevena Global Communications and Training Manager, tvONE KVM switches can vastly improve your efficiency, keep your PCs safe and secure, and de-clutter workstation desks — all great benefits unless you choose a KVM that doesn’t support the features that today’s users demand. When you are choosing […]

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Top Five Things to Make Your Digital Signage Content Memorable

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By Jim Nista Almo Pro A/V For digital signage, everything about your content, including design, motion and messaging all go into making a memorable experience for your viewers. There’s no one right set of rules, since digital signage is used for everything from interactive wayfinding to menu boards, design guidelines vary. Creating memorable content for […]

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What Education and Professional Development Should AV Integrators Be Pursuing to Survive and Thrive in a Post-Convergence World?

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By Brian Rhatigan Director of Business Development, Almo Pro A/V One thing I can say with certainty about the industry we work in is that change is constant. While basic foundations like flat panel displays, projectors and amplifiers, for example, remain stable, the way in which they are used and the way in which we […]

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Why AI Will Make Collaboration Experts of Us All

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By Kelly Bousman Sr. Vice President, Marketing, AVI-SPL Editor’s note: Seventeen unified communications (UC), video and collaboration leaders from Fortune 500 and large enterprises met at AVI-SPL’s 2018 Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meeting and a subset of six CAB members met over three months in 2019, to envision AI’s role in improving collaboration and meetings. […]

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Integrate 2019 is Next Week – Hear Direct From the Event Producers on What To Look Out For

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By Stephanie Bleakley, Marketing Manager Integrate Expo, Diversified Communications Australia Get ready to think beyond and lose yourself in the technology of tomorrow at Integrate 2019. Integrate is Australia’s leading event dedicated to helping businesses harness the power of AV technology to transform customer experiences, and it is returning for three show stopping days to […]

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Projectors: The Big Picture in Government and Education Technologies

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM OPTOMA TECHNOLOGY INC. By Jon Grodem, Sr. Director, Planning & Strategy Optoma Technology, Inc. At first glance, the AV needs of government and higher education spaces seem to be vastly different. To think that the hardware used in a control and command center or government training room can be […]

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The Merging of Technology and Humanity

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By Stephanie Bleakley, Marketing Manager Integrate Expo, Diversified Communications Australia Two decades ago, the idea of smartphones and connected wearable devices was science fiction. So what will we see in the next 20 years as the gap between technology and humans shortens even further? Integrate speaker Alex James, head of strategy for PhD Media Australia […]

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A VARs Guide to Handling Digital Signage Client Concerns

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM MVIX By Lillyan Wamaitha Marketing Manager, Mvix Digital signage is at a point where it sells itself, especially for larger organizations. However, a good number of small to medium-sized businesses are yet to understand the full value of digital signage. They can’t fully justify the cost, especially for services […]

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Cybersecurity Advice (for the AV Industry) from Robert Mueller

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By Paul Konikowski On June 24, 2019, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller III testified before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee about his team’s Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. Throughout most of the day, Mueller kept his answers brief and referenced the report. Oftentimes, he […]

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Another View on Biamp Buying Community and Apart Speaker Brands

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By James Kirby Industry Analyst, Futuresource Consulting Yet further consolidation has hit the professional audio markets, with Biamp’s acquisition of the Community and Apart loudspeaker brands. This follows a consolidation trend which Futuresource has being reporting on for some time, with pro audio moving further away from the independent, family-run industry it once was. This announcement […]

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Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from Zoom, Logitech and Draper

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By Paul Konikowski, CTS-D Last week was a big week for cybersecurity news pertaining to the audiovisual industry. Vulnerabilities in Zoom’s Mac desktop client were disclosed, hijacking flaws in Logitech’s Unifying USB dongles hit the mainstream and Draper, Inc. announced that its computer systems and communications networks were being held hostage by ransomware. Let’s take […]

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Learn How Diversity Will Ignite Growth in the AV Industry

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Charmaine Torruella puts the power in empower. For more than 18 years, this passionate problem solver has helped IT and AV clients collaborate and build community. As Verrex’s global services account manager, Torruella provides the structural and technological roadmaps to support global growth. Integral to her mission of delivering exceptional experiences is expanding opportunities for […]

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The Reality of 8K

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By Jonathan Brawn, CTS, DSCE, DSDE, DSNE, DCME, ISF-C It seems like just yesterday we saw the launch of the new 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) spec that was set to revolutionize the display industry. Boasting four times the effective resolution of our then state-of-the-art 1080p FHD (full high definition), this new technology was supposedly […]

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Audiovisual Solutions for Digital Signage: A Basic Guide for AV Specialists

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By Daniel Waldron Head of Content, Armagard Audiovisual equipment forms the foundation of any digital signage application. Screens, media players and software are integral to bringing digital signage networks to life, which is why choosing the right audiovisual solutions for digital signage installations is crucial. Every digital signage application is different, but the basic audiovisual […]

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