Looking Back at InfoComm 2022 Ahead of InfoComm 2023

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Although InfoComm 2022 was over five months ago, I wanted to share some of the unique things I saw and events I experienced — as InfoComm 2023 in Orlando will be different and many are starting to prepare now. First thing’s first, I decided to stay at the Vdara Hotel during the week of InfoComm […]

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The Never-Heard-Before Sound of Earth’s Rumble

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Chances are you never give a second thought to one of life’s essentials: Earth’s magnetic field. We almost never think about the magnetic field — but our lives depend upon it. It extends several tens of thousands of kilometers into space and saves the Earth from becoming the sun’s frying pan by protecting Earth (and […]

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Ask Dr. Ann: Do Hybrid Meetings Really Work?

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Do hybrid meetings really work for both in-person and remote participants? Or is meeting equity just another buzzword? Simple answer: Yes, hybrid meetings really work for both in-person and remote participants if technology, connectivity and environmental issues are addressed. Keep in mind any meeting is only as good as its weakest link. If people have […]

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Projection in Decline — But Strong Opportunities in High Brightness

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By Freddie Mossop Futuresource Consulting The front projection market is projected to reach a value of $4.5 billion by 2026, new research from Futuresource Consulting finds. The figure is buoyed up by an industry-wide shift to high brightness, high resolution, and SSL (laser lightsource), which is the technology required to reach these upper-brightness categories. The […]

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ProAV: Are Women Fully Welcome?

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By Peter Hansen and Joé Lloyd AVIXA So many of us have found our home here in the ProAV community. We’ve entered, been made to feel comfortable, developed professionally, even thrived. But not everyone shares this experience. As our data shows, women have not necessarily found their forever home in this industry. With underrepresentation at the forefront, possible […]

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Why You Should Join Us at DSE 2022

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If you’re an #AVtweep on the internet, you’ve likely heard us talk about how excited we are for DSE 2022. And just like that, the show is next week! Whether you’re local and considering making the drive to Las Vegas or you’re just shy of hitting that “book flight” button, here are some reasons I […]

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Here’s Your Chance to See Everything MAXHUB at Zoomtopia 2022

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST If you didn’t make it to Zoomtopia this year, you were missing out. As I mentioned to Gary on rAVe [TV], it was one of the best shows/conferences I’ve ever attended. From the networking to the engaging speakers to the entertainment, I had an amazing time and I hope I […]

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Better Is Not Good Enough: The Racial Pay Gap Still Exists

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By Peter Hansen and Joé Lloyd AVIXA ProAV is facing what is probably the tightest labor market in its history, with company labor needs greatly outstripping worker availability. As detailed in our latest “Macroeconomic Trends Analysis” report, these conditions have created major hiring and retention difficulties that companies are struggling to solve. When it comes […]

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Lessons From Uber: How NOT to Respond to a Cybersecurity Incident

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After suffering a major data breach six years ago, you would think that a company like Uber would be ready for more cyberattacks, but here we are. How did we get here? [insert flashback music] It was late 2016. Cyberattackers quietly breached the security perimeter of Uber networks and accessed the personal data of 57 […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 6, I Will Miss You

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What. A. Day. This week has been fantastic, and Digital Signage Day was the icing on the cake. Our presenters wowed us with great content that included current digital signage trends, how those trends will impact the industry and everything in between. If you want to watch today or any of our LAVNCH WEEK 6 […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 6: ProAV Day Blew Me Away

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Wow, what a day. I knew today would be great, but I didn’t expect this. Our presenters really brought their A-game today with their infectious excitement and impressive industry knowledge. I’m back once again to give you a recap and encourage you to do nothing with this article other than click here and watch today’s […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 6: Let’s Talk Emerging Tech

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Emerging Technologies Day was one for the books. Our presenters were incredible, the technology was captivating and the sessions were both informative and fun. I’m back to give you a quick wrap-up of the day’s events and to encourage you to register for it here and watch it yourself instead of reading my article. Anyway, […]

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Why Swim With Sharks When You Can Sound Off With Orcas

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Filmmakers Adam May and Amy Zimmerman created an immersive HoloLens experience (called Critical Distance) to tell the story of a threatened orca and her pod. Orcas, stuck with the historical name “killer whales,” are mammals and the largest in the dolphin family. They are apex predators, able to hunt in “packs” and known as killers […]

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What a Difference a Year Makes

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The internet is ablaze with articles and social media posts about “quiet quitting.” Essentially, workers are doing the job they are paid to do (no more, no less) and the corporate overlords are losing their minds. It’s basically an extension of the “act your wage” concept — you’re there to perform specific functions during business […]

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Looking for a New Display? Save Your Energy!

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By Mitchell Rosenberg PPDS If you’re in the business of buying visual displays, you already know of the various considerations you need to make depending on how the device will be used, where and by whom. Is the screen big enough to be seen clearly from the other side of the room? Is the pixel […]

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Ask Dr. Ann: What’s the Best Videoconferencing Software?

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Is there a “best” videoconferencing software? When would you recommend someone use Google Meet versus Microsoft Teams versus Zoom? The “best” videoconferencing software is the one that meets the needs of your organization and users, and too few AV/IT folks take the time to find out what their users truly need. In today’s environment, all […]

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More Than One in Five US Classrooms Now Has a Non-interactive Flat Panel Display

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By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting K-12 schools across the USA are investing in non-interactive and flat panel displays, presenting new opportunities for vendors. As AV display installations sweep through classrooms and schools’ public spaces, a new EdTech AV report from Futuresource Consulting shows that, in 2021, 16% of school rooms had a non-interactive flat panel […]

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Powering Down Your Digital Signage

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Five Simple Steps to Reduce the Power Consumption of Your Displays and Players With energy costs rising at 30% year over year, businesses are increasingly concerned about reducing consumption. Digital signage is way below heating, lighting and air conditioning in terms of energy consumption in most offices and retail outlets. Nevertheless, the displays are very […]

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CEDIA Expo 2022 Thoughts from Someone Who Didn’t Go

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I didn’t go to CEDIA Expo 2022 in Dallas. But like both ISE and InfoComm this year, I acted as the editor in charge of rAVe’s product videos from afar, and therefore watched all 573 videos that the team shot on the show floor over the past few days. I missed seeing industry friends and […]

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3.9 Reasons to Attend the E4 Experience in Boston on Oct. 20

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Soooooo, there’s only one stop left on the 2022 E4 Experience tour — Boston on Oct. 20. As you likely know, the E4 Experience is the largest regional educational-based trade show in the ProAV, UCC and Digital Signage markets and is in its 13th year. The show, running alongside an AVIXA CTS-certified educational conference, includes […]

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EU Power Ruling Will Turn Off 8K Sales

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March 2023 will be Armageddon for the 8K industry in Europe. New EU power consumption regulations will go into effect then — and the new power consumption limits required for 8K TVs (and microLED-based displays) are so low that experts claim no devices will pass. Not a one. This effectively bans the sale of 8K […]

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