Three Exceptional Days at InfoComm 2016: Day One


By Brad Grimes Director of Communications, InfoComm International [Editor’s note: As a politician might say, what follows depends on what you mean by “three.” Three is so relative. InfoComm 2016 is way more than three days. Maybe you’re there all week, in which case “three” really means, like, “five” or “six.” See what we mean? […]

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AVEC 2015, Twitter and the Joe Theismann Story


From InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference 2015 page: Join your industry peers for the third annual InfoComm AV Executive Conference (AVEC). This year’s event centers on the themes of business renewal and the principles of the “experience economy.” Your AVEC experience starts with the opening reception and dinner, where you’ll meet your fellow industry executives and make […]

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InfoComm: What I Learned About IoT at the InfoComm Keynote


By Brad Grimes InfoComm International Great seeing all of you packed into the opening keynote panel, Tuesday afternoon of InfoComm 2015 in Orlando. As you know (and for those of you who weren’t there, you may have heard), the topic was the Internet of Things. Seems a little far afield for an AV industry confab. […]

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InfoComm: Three Exceptional Days for Tech Managers


By Brad Grimes InfoComm International That’s right. It’s time to start planning for June. More specifically, for InfoComm 2015 in Orlando and the exceptional experiences [VIDEO] you’ll enjoy. As you know, there will be about a zillion things you could do at InfoComm 2015. It’s really an all-week affair, when you take into account education, […]

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InfoComm: The Value Proposition of Videoconferencing May Have Been a Little Off, But That’s OK


By Brad Grimes Director of Editorial Services, InfoComm International Have you seen the new TV advertisements for GoToMeeting, the online collaboration tool that most of us have probably used at one time or another? The company is highlighting videoconferencing integration and touting reduced travel as a top benefit. Been there? Done that? I probably don’t […]

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InfoComm: Pro AV Forecast: Peaks and Valleys?


By Brad Grimes InfoComm AV companies are at it again. You’re reporting growing sales, surging cash balances and two-year-high gross margins. What’s not to love about these business conditions? “We are seeing a strong uptick in all the AV indicators,” reports Frank Coker, CEO of CoreConnex, which recently published a new InfoComm AV Industry Index, […]

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InfoComm: AirPlay, AirMedia or Something Else? Parsing Wireless Presentation Systems


By Brad Grimes InfoComm International Earlier this summer, Google came out with a gadget called Chromecast, which plugs into the HDMI port of a flat-panel HDTV and allows users to control the TV wirelessly from a mobile device and send video content to the screen. The mainstream media rejoiced. It was another technological step toward […]

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InfoComm: Designing for High Contrast: How One University Uses InfoComm’s Projected Image Standard


This column was reprinted with permission from InfoComm International and originally appeared here. By Brad Grimes Several years ago, like most people, the art history faculty at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, put aside their slide projectors and embraced the convenience of computer projection. They weren’t thrilled with the results. “Ever since, they’ve said they’re […]

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InfoComm: What You Need to Know About Smart Buildings


This column was reprinted with permission from InfoComm International and originally appeared here. By Brad Grimes It’s always a good sign when like minds come together and confirm something you’ve long suspected. Like the fact that demand for smart building technology is real and AV professionals are positioned to fill an “expertise void” in its integration […]

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