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What’s That Saying? Perception is Reality?

I love sharing good news. So here’s the scoop, and it’s exciting. The What: InfoComm is launching a new standard this week — one that seems basic, but is very important to our industry. We affectionately refer to it as CLAS, but its real name is INFOCOMM F501.01:2015 Cable Labeling for Audiovisual Systems. It’s a shorty, as standards go, […]

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AV Buyers’ Decision-Making: Venues and Live Events

Did you know the average life span of an NFL stadium is around 20 years? The NFL is in the midst of a building boom, with 10 new stadiums in the last 12 years, and two more under construction. The simple reason is that new stadiums maximize revenue in a way old stadiums never did. […]

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Weekly Reading: Get in Touch With Your Feelings

“Hey, Brad, where have you been?” “I’ve been around, traveling a bit, a little extra busy. Some big projects coming to a head at the end of the year. You?” “I’ve been sitting at my computer ’round-the-clock waiting for the next installment of Weekly Reading.” “Sorry about the delay. Not to change the subject, but did […]

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Weekly Reading: The Internet of Me, Plus Cirque du Soleil, Video Games and Facebook

Last week, I attended InfoComm Connections in New York. (Find posts on Twitter using hashtag #ICConnections.) Great show. Great to see so many friendly faces. I stayed at a hip hotel near the Javits Center (not pictured). Small, cozy, climate-controlled via an occupancy sensor in the room. There it was, above the door near the ceiling, […]

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More About AV Buyers and Their Vertical Markets

Wow. Has it been three months already? This is James again, the not-so-new Director of Market Research at InfoComm International. In my last blog, I talked briefly about the American Institute of Architects (AIA), where I used to work. Well, here I go again on how the AV and architecture industries are interconnected. The majority […]

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