Building the Next Generation of AV Professionals

If you’ve been to an InfoComm show of late, you will see colorful displays of all kinds. But you will also see a lot of another shade: grey. Our industry is aging. And for all of our knowledge, experience and know-how, there isn’t a long line of people ready to take our place. In fact, lack of access to qualified personnel is the leading obstacle to further AV industry growth. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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5 Keys to Successful Project Management for Video Implementations

The advantages of a video collaboration solution for your organization are well known. But to fully realize the benefits of your system, you need to have a well-executed implementation. There are varying levels of complexity in a video implementation and each must be managed appropriately by an experienced project manager.

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One Box to Rule Them All. Then What?

The industry trend of assimilation continues and is picking up speed. We are witnessing this again and again as more features are embedded into a single device and manufacturers compete to provide a breadth of technology. So what will the industry look like when hardware becomes commonplace and the installation is down to a few devices?

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Call Out the Drones

Insurance agencies are calling out the drones when a disaster hits, using the latest technology to inspect the damaged area. They are using drones to survey storm sites that are inaccessible, giving them the tool to reach the scene much earlier. Another reason drones are used is to protect inspectors from the dangers of climbing […]

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What Do Integrators Need to Know about HDMI 2.0?

For starters: Not all HDMI 2.0 devices are created equal. I had a chance to connect recently with Marques Girardelli, manager of electronics platforms at Planar and Leyard, for a discussion on connectivity trends. We started with the basics: HDMI and the newest standard, HDMI 2.0. The HDMI 2.0 specification was released in 2013 and […]

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