Enterprise Connect: The Booth Videos – Day One


Enterprise Connect delivers a unique opportunity for enterprise end users to meet the industry’s thought and market-leaders and hear comprehensive analyses of the products, technologies and applications that are — or soon will be — in the market. Unified communications, WebRTC, video, wireless, contact centers, the cloud and more make up the focus of Enterprise […]

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A Trendsetter in AV Industry Marketing and Social Media — An Audio Interview with Kelly Perkins, Marketing and Communications Manager


Kelly Perkins, CTS is the marketing and communications manager at AVI Systems, a well-known integrator in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota. She began her AV marketing career with Vaddio, a well-known industry manufacturer. In 2014, after six years with Vaddio, she went on to join AVI Systems where she has had a major impact […]

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Convergent Tech Interview #3: Cisco’s Gary Hall, Chief Technology Officer – Federal Defense


When you look at certain individuals who have been influential in the audio visual industry, there are those who have contributed in numerous high level ways. Gary Hall is certainly one of those individuals who has made major contributions and continues to be held in high regard by many in the industry. Along with being […]

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The UCC Roadmap in 2015 – An Audio Interview with Jordan Owens of Pexip


In 2014, the realm of unified communications and collaboration expanded in the AV industry like it never had before where industry stalwarts in videoconferencing hardware manufacturing truly began to give way to numerous newer market technologies in cloud computing and virtual machine (VM). Where hardware was once the only answer for companies like Cisco/Tandberg, over the last […]

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Versatility in AV/IT Integration – An Audio Interview with Tory Holmwood, Service Sales Account Manager


Tory Holmwood, CTS is a service sales account manager at Advanced AV, a well-known integrator in the greater Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. She began her career with Advanced AV as a project coordinator and then a project manager from 2007 to 2013, then went on to work for Scala, a digital signage software company, as […]

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The Future of Technology in the Classroom — The Next Gen Raspberry Pi 2


In the AV business, technology in the K-12 classroom has been defined in many different ways. From interactive technologies to educational software, manufacturers and solutions providers have provided educators the basis for students to not only learn and grow in a formative manner, but technologically as well. The need for children to move toward a greater understanding […]

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ISE 2015: The Executive Tech Talk Show


The show is over and it looked to be a very successful venture for many of the manufacturers and solutions providers in the industry. Collaboration, digital signage, high end projection, interactive display technologies and more seemed to be the major focus and the largest draw looked to be Microsoft with their 84″ Surface Hub interactive […]

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Plugged Into A Media Juggernaut


In the world today, keeping up with the ever-changing developments in politics, music, sports, technology and more has certainly become a task in itself. The process of disseminating as well as acquiring the latest information concerning various realms of the world of online media expands almost daily. The process of creating a successful online media entity, keeping […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | ISE 2015 News, a couple blog posts and more!


If you are getting ready for the world’s largest AV trade show, Integrated Systems Europe, you may have miss some news this week. A lot was announced this week. So, as we do every week, we’ve wrapped up this week’s most important news. The stories below are those that you can’t miss or are those […]

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The Creative, The Different – An Audio Interview With Kari Rae Seekins, Sound Designer


Photo taken by Aleigh Lewis  Kari Rae Seekins is a Los Angeles based, award winning sound designer and composer. Her sound designs and compositions have shown in various museums, festivals and theaters throughout the world including Sundance, Slamdance, Comic Con (San Diego), Fernbank Museum of Natural History, The New Zealand International Film Festival, ZKM Museum of Contempary Art, Jeu De […]

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Machine To Machine (M2M) Communications and IoT: A Hand in Hand Approach


Machine to Machine (M2M) refers to technologies that allow both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of the same type (Wikipedia definition). In essence, M2M refers to any technology which enables networked devices to exchange information and perform actions without direct manual assistance from human interaction. M2M communications is often used for remote […]

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Convergent Tech: The Series


After a successful run with the Disruptive Forces series, I had decided halfway through “The Leaders Speak” series that it was time to bring a close to it at the end of 2014 and create a new project-based series called Convergent Tech. The Convergent Tech Project was something I had begun considering a few months […]

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CES 2015: A Followup From the Show — IoT, Smart Home, Robotics and UCC


As a followup to my blog Where the Internet of Things Takes A Center Stage, I wanted to bring some perspectives from the Consumer Electronics Show to include AV/IT industry companies — Savant, Lutron, Revolve Robotics and Plantronics which involved IoT, Smart Home technology, robotics and unified communications. Savant is a recognized leader in home control […]

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2014: Unified Communications and Collaboration Further Redefined


The “Disruptors” Enter the Market In 2013, executives, engineers, salespeople and others who came from well-known industry videoconferencing manufacturers entered the market and continued to build upon a newly growing landscape of communications innovation through the implementation of advanced technologies – cloud computing and virtual machine (VM). Certain companies had already existed in this space […]

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Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak – Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo


Profile: Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo co-founder and CEO, has been an innovative force at the heart of major architectural transformations in the videoconferencing industry since 1996 and led the successful commercialization and go-to-market strategies. Vidyo is a 300-person company with worldwide sales to the leading enterprise, service providers and vertical solution providers. Ofer’s backstory: Ofer was integrally involved […]

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Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak – Jan Zanetis, The Center For Interactive Learning and Collaboration


Profile: Jan Zanetis is the chief executive officer at The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), a not for profit that serves educators, learners and content providers. Jan’s Backstory: As an educator and university administrator, Jan Zanetis spent 20 years in K-12 and Higher Education. In 2005, she moved into the corporate sector as an education specialist, […]

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The Microsoft Lync Strategy Interview Files – Part 1


For quite some time now, Microsoft Lync has grown as a unified communications and collaboration platform for the enterprise, and certain video conferencing and collaboration companies have put together major strategy for Lync interoperability, as well as creating a path for their partners to expand on their collaboration-focused capabilities.. The intro article of this series, The […]

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