The Great (Urban) Outdoors

Nancy Novograd, editor of Travel + Leisure magazine, wrote in their February issue about Swedish economist Kjell NordtrÖm who presented at a travel conference. Among his statements, she recounted that “by 2040, some 70 percent of the earth’s population will be living in cities.” I found this remarkable. Among the needs for infrastructure planning, transportation […]

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AV and IT–Technology-in-Arms

A propagandized fear is swelling in the AV industry. We have all heard about the AV/IT convergence, where more and more signals and equipment are invading the network. We also have witnessed the trend in decision-making power over AV systems moving from the facilities group to the IT group. In fact, more and more conversations taking place […]

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Top Four Reasons Why the Time is Right for 4K Digital Signage

When Planar launched the Planar UltraRes Series line of 4K displays at the Digital Signage Expo 2013, we knew we were ahead of the curve. Most of our customers utilizing “beyond HD” content were using it for professional applications in control rooms or corporate settings, not public venue digital signage. Still, we believed the time […]

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AV Is No Longer on the Outside Looking in

37,000 AV professionals descended on Las Vegas, NV, for InfoComm 2014. By now you’ve probably seen the coverage of all the equipment from sites like AVNation, rAVe, AVNetwork, and Commercial Integrator, not to mention some wonderful independent analysis from Leonard Suskin and Penny Sitler on the presence of “booth babes” with countless others chiming in on their experiences and impressions of the show. […]

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An Exceptional Experience Was Had by All?

I’ve returned from InfoComm Las Vegas and a few days of vacation with great pride in our industry, our membership volunteers and governance and InfoComm’s staff. By almost all measures our show was, if not “The Greatest Show on Earth” — the greatest show ever held by InfoComm — fittingly held during our 75th year anniversary. We […]

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