AMX Lowers Price of the Enova DGX 100 But, Instead of Writing that Story, I Wrote This One: Where in the Heck is AMX?

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Since the acquisition of AMX by HARMAN, many of us in the HomeAV and ProAV markets have been wondering what happened to AMX. And, it’s not just that they’ve shrunk their once giant booths to tent-sized displays housed inside the larger HARMAN family. In fact, during that same period of time, Extron stopped exhibiting at […]

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Integration Is What You Do — Not What Apple, Google and Amazon Do

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CEDIA CEO Vin Bruno recently told a group of residential integrators that his organization wants to help the AV integration community transition away from using the term “integrator” and move towards using the term “technologist.” While I applaud CEDIA for proactively moving towards helping the integration community as a whole — something they clearly haven’t […]

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Beware: 4K Capable and 4K Native Resolution Aren’t the Same Thing

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Among the plethora of deceptive (intentional or not) 4K specs being thrown into the market, there is one that should be obvious to all of you out there in AV-land, but may not be — so here you go. There are all sorts of 4K resolution displays appearing in the marketplace, finally! After a year […]

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Twitter is Good, But, Not Great! There’s Something Way, Way Better for AV Engagement

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We’ve been blown away at how much engagement we have with our readers via the various social media outlets we have. We get hundreds of messages from you EVERY DAY – even on weekends! And, before Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, we barely ever heard from you! And, it’s even more interesting at how segmented […]

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Why Pokémon GO Matters to the ProAV Market

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, been attending too many boring AV-oriented sales presentations disguised as educational webinars OR are not connected to anyone on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram, there’s this new mobile app game called Pokémon GO that’s taken the world (and not just the tech world) by storm. Pokémon GO […]

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My Video Interview with Milestone’s Senior Marketing Manager, Melissa Rone

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Milestone is doing something that EVERY manufacturer in the ProAV market should be doing — asking their customers how they can redesign their products to make them better. Simply genius! InfoComm 2016 represented the first U.S. show where Milestone combined both Chief and Da-Lite in to one booth and it included flying 6 Christie Projectors […]

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My Annual Video Interview (& Booth Tour) with Visix’ Sean Matthews

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In addition to talking about the new gear from Visix at InfoComm, Sean Matthews, Visix’ President, took me on a booth tour! Visix launched paper-white ePaper signs that are batter operated (and color), room signs that can use Android tablets, an augmented reality mapping program that’s super-impressive and a hand-held digital signage player. If you […]

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Want to Understand How Sony’s InfoComm Attendee-Wowing Crystal LED (CLEDIS) Video Wall Technology Works?

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If you were at InfoComm you not only heard about Sony’s giant 32’x9’ video wall using a brand-new display technology called Crystal-LED, you went and looked at it. It was THE display technology and device that garnered the most attention at InfoComm 2016. And, not because it is new — it’s stunning. They call it […]

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My Tour of the Sony Booth at InfoComm 2016

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Sony’s Product Marketing Manager Sander Phipps took the time to give me a complete tour of their InfoComm 2016 booth. The booth’s Crystal-LED may have garnered the most attention from attendees, but the booth was packed with new short-throw options, a complete all-in-one UCC solution, 4K laser-phosphor projectors and BRAVIA displays that include built-in digital […]

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My Two InfoComm 2016 Video Interviews with dnp

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I had a chance to shoot two videos at dnp’s booth at InfoComm 2016 — one with dnp’s Johnny Jensen, Senior Product Manager, and the other with their Senior Sales Consultant, Sally Bermudez. They demo’d a new retractable short-throw packaged solution for their LaserPanel solutions that include a laserPanel screen, a show-throw projector, all the […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with Almo Pro A/V

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Both Executive VP,Sam Taylor and VP of Marketing Melody Craigmyle joined me this morning for a candid talk about the ProAV market. There’s no doubt that the projector market’s been hit with declining sales (and margins) in the meeting room sized spaces – thanks to flat-panels- but both are bullish on all the new technologies […]

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My Booth Tour of BOSE Professional

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Early this morning, I was given an exclusive booth tour of the entire BOSE Professional display at InfoComm. David Prince, Manager of Field Engineering at BOSE, actually took the time to describe the philosophy behind each of the product’s development and applications. The ends with the reveal of their all-new DeltaQ line Loudspeakers aimed at […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with Chief

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Chief Marketing Manager Karen Smidt and Product Manager Kathryn Gaskell joined me for a video interview today at InfoComm 2016 to launch their new Fusion Modular Mounts. This system doesn’t seem revolutionary, but it is. Chief has always had a plethora of standard configurations for video walls and menu-board mounts, for example, but now you […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Interview with Powersoft

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I caught up with Powersoft’s Paul Freudenberg, General Manager, who talked about their power amps and how they are able to continue to squeeze more power out of their amplifiers out of the same energy-efficient design. It’s magic! I ache always admired Powersoft for their aesthetics – they aren’t black boxes. Here’s my video interview […]

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My Interrupted Interview With Planar & Leyard (With Numerous Unintentional Guest Appearances)

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You read that right — this is a long interview with Leyard’s CMO, Jennifer Davis, as more than a half-dozen InfoComm attendees literally walking between me and my expert videographer, but worth watching! Their 31-foot wide and 19-foot tall 8K resolution LED served as an amazing backdrop to a stunning display that was packed the […]

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My Interview with TJ Adams and Chris Humphrey of QSC

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QSC used last year’s InfoComm to launch themselves into the installed systems meeting room market with Q-SYS. They are at InfoComm 2016 continuing that launch with their collaborative solutions to address web-cam conferencing as well as more meeting room products. I caught up with QSC’s Director of Installed Systems, TJ Adams, and VP of Marketing, […]

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