Study With Steph — Lesson 2: CTS Exam Logistics

January 12, 2021

Welcome to episode 2 of Study With Steph! This one goes out to all my homies who have decided they want to take the CTS exam — but then get confused about what to expect of the test and what is expected of you. In this episode, I met up with two of AVIXA’s be […]

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Foolproof AV

April 11, 2012

What a month March was for big announcements, with jaw dropping trade show revelations and pioneering new product announcements. But that news pales in comparison to what you are about to read here as an AV Club exclusive. In fact, we’ve hastened to bring this scoop to you, only just learning of it earlier this […]

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AV Project Overachievers

January 12, 2012

In a perfect AV world, a consistent work effort put into a project would net a consistently (and proportionate) successful outcome. Unfortunately, beyond what can be attributed to Murphy, some projects seem to be resource drains until they finally make it to completion. But with this being a new year and all, lets not focus […]

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A Mouse Ate My Woofer

July 23, 2010

By Greg Bronson, CTS-D …Or so it seems, anyway. Last winter, my weekend “regular activities” were interrupted to troubleshoot the loss of low frequencies from the left speaker of my home workshop stereo system.  While I tried to initially ignore it — figuring the several-year-old transplant of an Altec Lansing woofer in these particular cabinets […]

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What’s Next?

June 25, 2010

Just try and find a June ProAV publication that doesn’t talk about Infocomm 2010.  Not to mention actually being there (or lamenting the decision to not be) yourself!  Whether a “newbie,” or seasoned attendee, if you’re seeking communication on products that communicate; Infocomm’s show provided no shortage of news to consume.  And, for good reason […]

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What’s Yours?

June 10, 2010

This month’s topic is a bit personal; but no worries, it’s not that personal.  Actually, the full title should be: What’s your test media?  Of course there is no right or wrong answer; it’s a matter of personal taste and often seems to default to what ever is handy.  Sure, in the grand scheme of […]

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Back to the (AV) Future

April 21, 2010

AV technology in Education has made big advances over the last couple decades.  It’s been (and continues to be) a great time to be involved with ProAV.  And with spring upon us and “renewal” in the air, it’s exciting to consider new possibilities. But as we all know, to get to May flowers, we must […]

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The Six Phases of an AV Project

March 26, 2010

The “six phases of a project” (see image, author unknown) is one of those humor file items that is funniest to those who have lived through such an experience (and are still willing to laugh about it).  It’s also a sanity check when you’re in the middle of one, and feeling like the working environment […]

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3D for Me?

February 18, 2010

If you watch developments in consumer AV, you’re likely picking up some of the buzz with the latest push toward 3DTV.  As such perhaps you’re also starting to give some serious thought to what that may mean to you as an AV consumer, and then, what the impact might be in education applications.  So when […]

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The AV Technologically-Challenged

February 4, 2010

As we wind down the calendar year, here’s a light-hearted column on one of the AV Club pet peeves.  That being, some end users just don’t get it — AV technology, that is. While their seemingly naive attempts at using AV technology may be innocent enough, the impact ranges from embarrassing (mostly for them) to […]

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The (Great) AV Treasure Hunt

July 6, 2009

By Greg Bronson, CTS-D The members of the AV Club should be relatively unphased by, and perhaps even thrive on, the myriad of technical idiosyncrasies that seem to come with working with AV systems in education.  We grumble when “others” phase out, or come up with new, promising technology, seemingly unaware of how their actions […]

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What’s Old is New Again

May 4, 2009

By Greg Bronson, CTS-D Whether you are a technology manager, or vendor, for the education AV market, much of what we do is incremental improvements to an organization’s broader AV communications infrastructure.  This work is planned in the context of the latest and greatest technology and within a — perhaps, lately, not so great — […]

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Get It Under Control