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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New Computer Technology Course Converges AV and IT

As industry partner Joel Jacobs, VP and CIO of MITRE Corporation describes it, AV will play an integral role in business as a whole to the extent that video will become as ubiquitous as email. To help our students gain a competitive edge in this growing industry, we created an Introduction to Networked AV Technology course, which will be offered as an elective to Computer Technology students beginning in our Spring 2017 semester.

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Embrace a Security Culture

In the Washington, D.C., area where InfoComm is located, we have an unreliable, accident-prone light rail system. The NTSB says it lacks a “safety culture.” We are at the point in AV and IT integration where AV companies should (if they haven’t already) embrace a “security culture.” It is practically an existential issue.

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Soda-Cracker Videoconferencing

Extend your arm from wherever you’re seated right now and touch the display showing you these words. Can you reach it? If the answer is yes then you’ve just validated that you are at the correct distance to use a fixed focal length (non-zooming) webcam for videoconferencing. If the answer is no, you need a […]

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