Design AV Based on Observed Needs and Behavior

May 1, 2023

In April, my wife and I took a vacation trip to Florida. On our way back we had a layover in New Jersey — but our first plane was delayed and we now only had an hour and a half. So, when we landed, we were in a rush to get to our new gate, […]

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Proper Processes Produce Predictable Projects

July 18, 2017

Just the other day I was involved in a discussion with long-time AV industry people. One of the complaints leveled at the channel as a whole was that overall, the barriers to entry are low: At the most basic level, all anyone needs is a set of tools, a vehicle, and small lines of credit […]

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Unprofessional, Incompetent or Collateral Damage?

March 2, 2017

Suggested by a conversation with John Mayberry – Emmaco Engineering history is replete with decisions that, upon any kind of reasonable reflection, would prove at best questionable or at worst disastrous — for example, the rapid and urgent deployment of the legendary Boeing designed, engineered and constructed B-29 Superfortress in May of 1944 during WW […]

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InfoComm to Offer CTS Prep and Testing at ISE 2017, Plus More Than 80 Education Sessions

November 22, 2016

InfoComm International has announced that the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) study courses and testing will be offered at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017, Feb. 7-10 at the Amsterdam RAI. In addition, InfoComm will host more than 80 professional development sessions at the show, including a new series of hands-on Application Labs, a selection of half-day […]

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Building a Service Using the Lean Startup Model

July 5, 2016

I recently read The Lean Startup by Eric Ries and could not help but think about how IT and AV could benefit from the processes Ries defines. I particularly found myself thinking of the AV integrators and the struggle that some of them have right now with the small margins they are receiving on equipment. […]

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