Pearl Tech Hosts Successful 2nd Annual Showcase

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Earlier this week, #AVTweeps descended upon the Peoria Riverfront Museum for the Second Annual Pearl Technology Showcase. Over 150 AV professionals gathered to check out the latest ProAV solutions from companies like AtlasIED, Q-SYS, Absen, Sonance, Top Shelf Digital Media and more. “This year’s Showcase was a success,” proclaimed Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I, senior vice […]

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Pearl Technology to Host Annual Showcase on September 12

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Pearl Technology will host its 2nd Annual Showcase on Monday, Sept. 12 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in Peoria, IL. “Last year’s inaugural Showcase was valuable for our customers and partners alike,” said Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I, senior vice president at Pearl Technology. “We’re very much looking forward to building on that success at this […]

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Study With Steph — Lesson 13: The Customer Is Always Right

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Let’s talk about gathering customer information. It’s an important part of specifying any room — you have to know what the customer needs. Of course, gathering info requires a certain level of communication. What are the best ways to communicate with a customer or client? What questions do you ask to properly find out what the customer […]

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InfoComm Announces 2017 Board of Directors, Leadership Search Committee Members

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InfoComm International has announced the election results for the 2017 InfoComm International board of directors and Leadership Search Committee (LSC). Joe Pham, Ph.D., president and CEO of QSC, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the Board by InfoComm membership. InfoComm members also elected to the Board Laura Moorhead, CTS, president of Blue Sky Integrated Technologies and […]

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InfoComm 2016 — Life from the Podcast Desk

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The world from the podcast station in Vegas from June 8th through the 10th was filled with #AVselfies, magical Tascam gear, and interviews galore. My partner in crime, Johnny Mota, and I set up rAVe Pubs RADIO desk successfully in the Kramer booth with the help from our friends Eric Larsen of Tascam and our rAVe […]

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Raising the Bar to 11

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Education Evolution: March 2016 When I was growing up my parents expressed the importance of education. Throughout my entire childhood they always said, “You have to go to college, it’s important to become successful!” I always had mixed feelings about this concept — partially because I was not a good student, but also because the […]

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Industry Educators and the Student – An Interview with Paul Zielie, Jeremy Caldera and Victoria Barela

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It’s well known that discussion in the AV/IT industry concerning education has continued to build to a crescendo in terms of determining such things as value, efficiency, coverage and more. We certainly discuss CTS certification and all that it means – as well as the teaching process that goes along with it – however beyond […]

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This Week (In AV and IT) 12/18

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Vidyo Secures Strategic Investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures for Telehealth and Video Collaboration (12/14) Vidyo, Inc., a leader in high quality visual communications, announced a $10M strategic investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente, and $5M from existing investors, for a $15M follow-on round of funding.  Vidyo has raised […]

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InfoComm Announces 2016 Certification Committee Members

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InfoComm announced the election results for the 2016 InfoComm International Certification Steering Committee. The committee of industry volunteers oversees the development and administration of InfoComm’s Certified Technology Specialist certifications (CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I), the most respected professional credentials in the audiovisual industry. Current CTS holders elected the following industry professionals to the Certification Steering Committee: […]

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