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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OneRepublic FOH Engineer Solves Live Recording Challenge With Sonnet Fusion F3 RAID Storage System


IRVINE, Calif. — Nov. 5, 2014 — Sonnet Technologies today announced that its rugged and portable Fusion™ F3 two-drive RAID storage system is enabling a live recording workflow for OneRepublic’s current “Native” tour. With the ability to store up to 6TB of content on dual shock-isolated hard drives, the Fusion F3 reliably captures more than […]

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Renkus-Heinz Names PacificAV New SoCal Rep


Orange County, CA -November, 2014…Renkus-Heinz has announced the appointment of PacificAV as the company’s new representatives for the Southern California region. Based in Oceanside, CA, PacificAV is a leading rep firm run by industry veteran Scott Wrege, specializing in Pro Audio and Installed A/V. PacificAV will represent Renkus-Heinz in Southern California and Southern Nevada. “We’re […]

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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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Scenesters: Then And Now


Most editorials about “kids today” typically take the tack that things were better in the old days. This isn’t one of those editorials. Instead I’m going to marvel at the advantages the Internet age has presented to culture vultures worldwide. None of these observations are new, novel, or earth shaking, but I find myself thinking […]

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HARMAN’s JBL Pro Unveils 5628 Cinema Subwoofer


HARMAN’s JBL Professional is introducing the new 5628 dual 18-inch cinema subwoofer, designed to add low frequency sound large-format auditoriums. The so-called high-power and lightweight 5628 is a front-loaded, vented subwoofer enclosure that houses two of JBL’s exclusive 2269H Ultra Long Excursion 18-inch Differential Drive woofers. This woofer features neodymium magnet, dual voice coils and […]

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Mackie Launches New Partnership with Multi Audio Visual in Sri Lanka


Colombo, Sri Lanka – October 2014… Multi Audio Visual has been appointed as exclusive Mackie distribution partner in Sri Lanka. To celebrate the event, the two companies held a gala event at the prestigious Taj Samudra hotel in Colombo. More than 400 music and audio professionals attended the launch, with Rohan Smith, LOUD Technologies Sales Director […]

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New Free-Standing Whiteboard-Projection Screen from Elite


Elite Screens has debuted a free-standing 4’H x 10’W whiteboard and projection screen – the WB4X10HW. It is designed for use with short throw projectors while serving a dual purpose as a magnetic dry-erase instructional whiteboard. Its mobile (on casters) with a free-standing mount (ZWBMS-4X10) attaches quickly to form a stable upright display. Of course, […]

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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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Barco’s laser projector wins Lumière Award from the International 3D Society, in recognition of its ‘innovation and impact’


Kortrijk, Belgium, 26 September – Digital cinema leader Barco proudly announces that its 4K laser-illuminated projector has won a ‘Technology and New Product’ Award from the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society. With the award, which was presented during a gala luncheon at Paramount Pictures (Hollywood) on Wednesday last, the Society recognizes Barco’s laser projector […]

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Digital Signage Federation Establishes ‘Geri Wolff’ Scholarship to Encourage Young Women to Choose a Career in Digital Signage


Warrenton, VA – The Digital Signage Federation®, the only independent not-for-profit trade organization serving the digital signage industry today announced that it has established the “Geri Wolff’ Scholarship Fund” to be earmarked specifically for young women who are committed to majoring in computer sciences as a way in which to interest them in choosing a […]

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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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More Clever Tips For Business Travelers


A couple of weeks ago Gary wrote an insightful blog post that speaks to all of us who do lots of business travel. If you haven’t already read it, you should. I have to concur with all of his findings, although (spoiler alert!) it hadn’t occurred to me to perform emergency plumbing repair on […]

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High Hopes for CEDIA 2014


On a random side-note, has anybody really read Frank Sinatra’s lyrics to “High Hopes”? They are weird. For instance — a ram trying to destroy a hydroelectric plant? I’m coming to CEDIA this year with an open mind — and like many attendees, I really want to be blown away with a clear winning product or […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Sept. 5, 2014


Happy Monday! To start your week off, here is last week’s Weekly Wrap-Up in case you missed the top stories from this past week. We are featuring a couple blog posts from our bloggers including: Christopher Jaynes and Jon Melchin, Extron has finally entered the wireless video transmission market and the CEDIA Expo is right […]

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Creativity Has Nothing To Do With Technology


Creativity has nothing to do with technology. It certainly has nothing to do with the type of tools you have to offer or even how many of your tools church clients are using today. No, creativity is what enables people to use your technology. Creativity Puts No Requirements On The Pocketbook The engineers and designers […]

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