Foolproof AV

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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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3D for Me?

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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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What’s Old is New Again

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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

Most of us have a love/hate relationship with AV controls.  We love the power (think Tim the Toolman, grunting sound) of having room and AV automation at our beck and call.  But, we hate the frustration with not-so-easy planning and programming to make “easy to use” interfaces. For the most part, though, the end justifies […]

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Fix This!

By Greg Bronson OK, so I’m really into AV stuff. And, along the same line, use of IT tools has long intrigued me. Whether AV or IT, new technology often gets my wheels turning on what’s possible. And, while it’s one thing to kick the tires to learn about (new) features, it’s a homerun when […]

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