Top AV and Collaboration Predictions for 2019


2018 has been an interesting and eventful year in the AV and collaboration industries.  We’ve seen a number of mergers and acquisitions, rebranding of products, new players big and small entering the market and an avalanche of new products. So what does 2019 have in store for us? I don’t have a crystal ball, but […]

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Be a Better Customer


I will admit straight off that this post is somewhat of a rant, but I am tired of bad customers. The customer, despite claims to the contrary, is not always right. My wife does a lot of marketing work for everything from Comic Con to auto shows to demonstrating espresso machines. She is amazing at […]

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Consumerization in Pro AV


The proliferation of consumer technology in professional AV has been a hot topic as of late both in the office and amongst my fellow AV bloggers. Over the past week we got commentary from Mike Brandes, Josh Srago, Mike Brandes again. It’s also been a recurring topic on LinkedIn and Google+ AV professional groups. There […]

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The “Consumerization” of AV/IT


Several days back, a virtual skirmish began on LinkedIn in the AV Industry Professionals group, with a post that posed the question “When will Crestron/AMX stop making touch panels and use consumer interfaces?” The question was introduced by Tim Albright of AV Nation, host of AV Week. I entered the conversation with the thought “They’re […]

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