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Weekly Reading: Pulling the Plug on a Hologram

Before we get into the cops shutting down a hologram (not the one pictured), let’s talk contrast ratio. You’re an AV professional; you know there’s an ANSI/InfoComm standard for the contrast ratio of projected images. Do this right and audiences will be able to better see/read/perceive whatever it is you’re projecting. (Even the hologram of a rap artist? No guarantees […]

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Weekly Reading: Drones, Minecraft, the Future and My Echo

I have a girlfriend. You may know her. Her name is Alexa. My wife tries to relate to Alexa, but they’re not always on the same wavelength. But in Alexa, I see the future. Alexa is what I (and others) call my new Amazon Echo, a voice-activated, wireless streaming speaker/media player. Because I’m an Amazon […]

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Reaching the Next Generation of Standard-Bearers

Tech users are rarely aware of standards that work behind the scenes and make their experience accurate and repeatable. Adoption of standard procedure sets allow project designers to improve the quality of their deliverables and save money for their customers. And, as Ann Brigida, CTS, CStd, InfoComm International Director of Standards, succinctly noted in her award-winning World Standards Celebration paper, “each advance […]

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Weekly Reading: Back in the Saddle After InfoComm 2015

I’m not sure how you did it. You got ready for InfoComm 2015 in Orlando, attended InfoComm 2015 in Orlando, and recovered from InfoComm 2015 in Orlando — all without reading. Yes, Weekly Reading was on hiatus around the Big Show, which, if you hadn’t heard, was bigger than ever. But Weekly Reading is back! What? […]

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Classroom Standards IV: The Equipment!

This is the fourth and final stop on our whirlwind journey into the world of developing classroom standards. If you missed any of the previous episodes you can start catching up here. Much of this material is loosely based on the AV/IT Infrastructure Guidelines for Higher Education. The guidelines don’t cover classroom standards specifically, but because they cover […]

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