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AVplusIT Standards

Bringing AV Standardization to IT Departments

The challenges of meeting room and videoconferencing technology are increasingly falling into the laps of IT departments. It can be daunting work, especially when long-term plans are on the table. When someone makes the decision to invest in meeting room technology, the fear is as soon as it is installed it’s going to be outdated. […]

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What if IBM’s Right?

Is there a scenario in which IBM’s reported decision to ask remote employees to work in offices again is a good idea? More pointedly, is there a scenario in which the decision might be good news for the pro-AV industry? Let me be the first (maybe) to admit I have no idea how IBM’s current […]

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3 Reasons Why InfoComm Is Like the Family Reunion of the Industry

As we start to plan for InfoComm 2017 in June, I was struck by how the show has become the family reunion of our industry. Here are three reasons why 1.  It is the “don’t miss” event of the summer If you are in the AV industry, you start each year by putting InfoComm on […]

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Touch and Collaborate: The Interactive Display Comes Of Age (Part 2)

In order to understand what is happening in the IWB space toda,y one only has to go back about ten years to see what happened with Immersive Telepresence. The parallels are astonishing.

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Touch and Collaborate: The Interactive Display Comes of Age (Part 1)

The story of interactive displays is a tale of two births and two lifecycles. The first “touch-capable” large displays were born around 1991 when David Martin and Nancy Knowlton released their first Smart Board. The second birth event can be tracked to 2007, when Steve Jobs and Apple released the first iPhone.

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