Building A Bigger Table

The success of the Women of InfoComm Network has given the association the confidence to create programmatic homes for other groups that are underrepresented at InfoComm. InfoComm recently launched the Young AV Professionals Council, with more than 200 members around the world.

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The Backbone Of An Industry

The possible erosion of the traditional commercial AV channel may have been overstated. In some circles, there was speculation that the consumerization of technology and Big Box-ification of AV distribution might lead to customers cutting out trained, knowledgeable AV middlemen and buying their systems directly from manufacturers or retailers. In truth, there’s little hard evidence of such a trend. And frankly, that should surprise no one in the AV industry.

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Return on Intention

In the AV industry, we love to talk about return on investment. Taking the acquisition costs or the total cost of ownership and comparing it with the success metrics of our customers to justify the project. And often these conversations lead to customers feeling like the investment is too great for the payback, especially when […]

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4K or Not 4K: What Does It All Mean?

The transition to 4K (or more specifically, media content and displays with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, a/k/a Ultra HD) is happening with incredible speed. Consider that the first 4K LCD display sold in the United States was an 84−inch monster, manufactured by LG Display and private−labeled by Sony, LG, JVC, and Toshiba, and it retailed anywhere from $17,000 to $25,000.

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Making AV a Strategic Advantage

In my current role, I am tasked to spend time working with global end-user clients. It’s been great to connect and talk with them in an effort to better understand their challenges with AV. Many of these global clients have learned that removing as many technology variables as possible gets them closer to delivering a […]

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