Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak – Craig Malloy, Lifesize


Profile: Craig Malloy is the Founder and CEO of Lifesize. Prior to founding Lifesize, Craig was also the founder of ViaVideo, which was ultimately the backbone of Polycom’s video business. Craig’s backstory: Craig started Lifesize in 2003, oversaw its acquisition by Logitech in 2009 and served as CEO until 2012. Drawn back by his unceasing passion for […]

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Barco: Networked for Visualization and Control Room Operations


In a continuous search for interesting industry AV/IT solutions, I happened upon a certain solution recently that was of great interest to me. I’ve been looking at numerous networked solutions and it just so happened that Barco has a solution set for just this purpose. Barco, a global leader in professional visualization systems, designs and […]

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BYOD Part 1: Enterprise Strategy and Policy


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) refers to an organization-led program which permits employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their workplace, and to use those devices to access privileged company information and applications. It is a known enterprise mobile strategy which has gained acceptance in numerous markets: • Corporate: BYOD is […]

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Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak — Tom-Erik Lia, Videxio


This is the fourth blog in the series Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak. Profile: Tom-Erik Lia is the CEO of Videxio, which he co-founded in 2011. Tom-Erik’s backstory: As a former vice president of research and development at TANDBERG (now Cisco), Tom-Erik Lia has 20 years of experience managing, creating and building video collaboration product portfolios, including working on […]

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Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak — Mark Blake, Acano


This is the third blog in the series Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak. Profile: Dr. Mark Blake is one of the founders of Acano. Mark brings extensive technology expertise to the team and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Mark’s backstory: Mark Blake is an expert in high performance computing and distributed media processing architectures and has created media […]

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Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak – Eric Yuan, Zoom


This is the second blog in the series Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak. Profile: Eric Yuan is the Founder and CEO of Zoom Video Communications. Prior to founding Zoom, Eric was Corporate Vice President of Engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco’s collaboration software development. Eric’s backstory: As one of the founding engineers and vice […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up 10.17.14 | ISE 2015 Registration, AV/IT Convergence, Social Media & Customer Service and more!


Miss anything last week? Here are the six stories we think you shouldn’t miss. Catch up on each story below for last week’s top headlines. Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak – Mark Loney, StarLeaf Android Signage Goes Dual Screen With VIA ALTA DS 2 Registration Opens for Integrated Systems Europe AV Buddy Pro: An In […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | October 10


Here’s what you missed this week. Each week we wrap-up the top stories we think deserve a second look. Blogger Mark Coxon tackles 4K with the NFL’s RedZone, Corey Moss writes a blog featuring Christie Digital’s Powerwall, we tell you why design is so important in digital signage and more! If you think we missed […]

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The Power of The Wall


So ya, thought ya, might like to go to the show… The year was 1979 when Pink Floyd, one of the most revolutionary bands in history, released one of the most powerful albums in history. It set records, trends — it was, and still is, unmatched by any other band in rock music. Roger Waters, […]

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The Cyber World — We Have Much More to Fear Than Fear Itself


They say that the ground wars are giving way to a more dangerous threat, one that has no readily visible location or target. Military aircraft are of no benefit in this battle. The military’s answer, for one, is the U.S. Army Cyber Command which plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes, directs and conducts network operations and defense of […]

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Women in AV: The Three – Part 2: Midori Connolly, AVGirl Productions


This blog and interview were written and conducted by Kelly Perkins. Check her out on Twitter at @AVI_Kelly. Midori Connolly is the principal at AVGirl Productions and former co-owner of an audiovisual company. She is best known for producing the first set of best practices for Sustainable AV Staging. Midori provides support to meetings and […]

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The Michelangelo Effect — Part A: Nine Points to the New Renaissance of AV/IT and Convergence


Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, well-known as just Michelangelo, was possibly the most renowned artist of the Renaissance. Along with Leonardo and Raphael, they represented artistic pinnacles only to be imitated, but not perfected by other artists. Michelangelo’s body of work was incomparable, and all anyone else could hope to do was duplicate his greatness. […]

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Convergence, in terms of technological convergence (according to Wikipedia), is the tendency for different technological systems to evolve toward performing similar tasks. The premise of AV and IT convergence is simple, two separate realms of technology come together as a single entity to expand the industry’s capabilities to satisfy full-scale technology needs of the end user. In […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | September 15, 2014


It’s Friday, so that means it is time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. This week we are featuring a couple blog post, the latest AV People column, Barco is launching its new multi-screen theatrical format and more! Gary Kayye writes about business traveling for the recent grad and Corey Moss writes about Google Glass. Enjoy and […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | August 29, 2014


For those of you who don’t know, every Friday we post our Weekly Wrap-Up featuring the top stories from the week. These are the stories we think deserve a second look or a third. This week we are featuring Almo’s E4 AV Tour fall stops in Boston and Washington D.C., a road warrior’s blog post […]

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Women in AV: The Three – Preamble


In this series, Women in AV: The Three, three high level women executives in the AV industry will be interviewed and give their unique perspectives on their backgrounds, the industry and certain issues that women are facing in the current technology business climate. This blog series preamble is dedicated to all of the women in […]

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Christie: Trendsetting and Trailblazing with Virtual Reality and Projection Mapping


Christie, a company historically known for high end display, video wall and projection technology is continuously doing something which can only be described by a singular statement — blowing your mind. For those who may not yet be aware of what they do (that should be very few), Christie is a leading provider of high-performance […]

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The Internet of Things – Converged, Connected and Highly Vulnerable


When we think of convergence, we of course refer to how the industry’s two realms of technology potentially merge together to create seamless system implementation where all components, potentially including devices, form reliable AV/IT integration whether on-premise, in the cloud, or both. However, questions continue to arise about the convergence and if it indeed has […]

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What Happens in Vegas, Creates the Next Stage in AV/IT – #InfoComm14


Microsoft. The AV industry giants. The ever growing market of communications and collaboration. Digital signage and video walls. Interactive displays and whiteboards. Cloud and virtualization — strategic technologies enhancing enterprise collaboration, infrastructure and more. BYOD — the fastest growing trend in the enterprise today. The new market disrupters. And of course, the integrators and end […]

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