Hybrid Projector Side by Side Demo Big Hit at Projection Summit

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One of the highlights of the just-concluded Projection Summit was the hybrid side by side demonstration. This featured four hybrid projectors, sometimes called lampfree, lampless, laser, alternative light source, zero-lamp or solid state projectors, running the same content so attendees could do a fair comparison of the image quality. Projectors from Casio, Panasonic, Sony and […]

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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: Assisted Listening and Induction Loops

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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. The biggest gathering of technologies showing off their “stuff” is in full swing! Five minutes early, the InfoComm 2013 exhibit floor opened, and my first mission was to check out the manufacturers in […]

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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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Leading the Way in Telepresence Innovation

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By Snorre Kjesbu Over the past decade, I’ve worked on a number of different projects aimed at improving communications using video conferencing and telepresence. In that time, I’ve been fortunate to be involved with key innovations at first Tandberg then Cisco that have had great impact on video collaboration: Forging life-like experience with immersive telepresence […]

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InfoComm 2013: Attend with Attitude!

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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’ve all been there during an installation when your customer on the project says, “Hey, let’s add a drop here!”   It doesn’t matter if your project was a design/build or some reiteration […]

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Customer Service is King

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Simple fact: Customer service is the single most important factor to any business… and most only get fair ratings. A simple KPI (Key Performance Indicator) is how we treat the customer before, during and after the sale. This is often referred to as the “Feel Good Factor.” Basically the goal is to not only help the customer […]

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Acoustics 101

Acoustical analysis of any large or small space can be a very daunting task to take on for the average Audio, Video, or IT related position.  The fact that at least 80% of audio products are designed to reduce or minimize the effects that poor design has on rooms makes this even more important.  Most […]

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