AVPhenom Releases New TalkBox VTC for Teams and Zoom

July 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phenomenal Industries has released the new TalkBox VTC UCC collaboration device for Teams and Zoom Meetings. We are living in a new normal where virtual meetings have exploded due to the inability of people to gather safely in a single, physical space. The prevalence of these virtual meetings has created a plethora […]

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Under Pressure: Uncompressed vs. Lossless

November 14, 2014

In today’s world of video, there are a lot of numbers swirling around. We have resolutions like 4096 (4k), 2160p (UHD), and 1080p. We have frame rates like 24, 29.97, 50 and 60.  We have color bit depths of 8, 10 and 12.  And we have data bit-rates of how fast all this data is […]

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What I’ll Be Looking for at InfoComm14

June 11, 2014

You may remember last year before InfoComm, I put out a post saying that I’d be looking for Howard Hughes on the InfoComm floor.  I defined what I meant by saying that I’d be looking for passion, innovation, and courage like that we hadn’t seen in a few years.  I even gave an AVator Award […]

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The Finer Art of Gimmickry

August 22, 2013

There are two major areas of buzz in the display market right now. The first is 4K, (or really 2160p), a technology that is arguably not ready for prime time for most applications until the content catches up to the standard (if you missed my thoughts on 4K, see them here). The second display technology […]

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AVPhenom Press Release Wrap-Up: Karate Kid Style

July 23, 2013

Any of you following my Press Release Challenge may wonder what lessons we can learn from the rewrites I attempted over the past couple weeks. One thing I learned was that writing press releases isn’t easy. However there are some very common themes into how to make your message more effective when putting one out. […]

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AVPhenom Press Release Challenge! Round 3 (Ding Ding Ding)

July 19, 2013

Alright, it’s the last week of the AVPhenom Press Release Challenge, and as such, I wanted to make it hard on myself I guess.  I didn’t get any nominations this week, so I had to dig into the nominations of the past couple weeks.  I wanted to rewrite one fellow BlogSquad writer Lee Distad sent […]

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Is Magic Still Alive

July 18, 2013

So this is a retread from my own blog, but I wanted to see if a wider audience drew some comments. . . I was reading an article on the Tucker Tuesday Blog about Magical Thinking and it inspired me to think a little about his question of whether an AV System that lives outside of […]

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AVPhenom Announces Entrance into the AV Job Market

July 16, 2013

In an astounding turn of events I have found myself in the market for a job. In my 13 years in AV and IT I have been digitized, publicized, patronized, chastised, (and even Super Sized occasionally at lunch time), but I have never been right-sized. . .until now. So far my AV community of friends […]

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The Secret to Success: Watch Field of Dreams… Backwards

July 13, 2013

Many of my friends and followers of my Twitter feed, @AVPhenom, may have gathered that I ended up with a little bit of “unexpected” free time lately.  That left me with a touch of extra insomnia as well, and as such I turned to my old friend the DVR. I had Field of Dreams on […]

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AVPhenom Press Release Challenge! Round 2 (Ding Ding)

July 12, 2013

Last week I took on a press release by Crestron that needed a little help providing specifics and context to a plethora of product features.  Many of these highly technical or feature rich product press releases just need help connecting the dots between the features and why integrators should care about them. But what if the […]

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AVPhenom Press Release Challenge! Round 1 (Ding)

July 8, 2013

OK, so I received only a few nominations last week for my Press Release Re-Write Challenge.  There were some great submissions and I reserve the right to keep them in the mix for the next 2 weeks as well.  This week however, based on InfoComm being last month, and a recent BlogSquad post by Jeremy […]

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