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Weekly Reading: If I Were a Square

According to Weekly Reading‘s final survey of InfoComm AV Executive Conference impressions, one executive feels like the industry is back, baby; another is impressed by the size of the pie; and a third underscores the importance of AV integrators pushing services because there are a lot of “me-too” products out there. But, yes, there have […]

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Apparently, eBay is Your Competitor

At the InfoComm AV Executive Conference earlier this month, it was asked, “Is Amazon an AV company? Is Google?” The former because Amazon, in addition to books, diapers, and kitty litter, sells AV equipment. The latter, I imagine, because Google does a lot of cool stuff. Since I think we agree, pro AV has already moved […]

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Overheard at the AV Executive Conference: Me-Too Products

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: In the AV industry, box sales are out and AV integration services are in. In fact, services are seemingly everything to the future of the industry. Last week, at InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference (AVEC) in Scottsdale, Arizona, keynote speaker and business forecaster David Goldsmith challenged attendees to imagine […]

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Overheard at the AV Executive Conference: The Size of the Pie

InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference (AVEC) wrapped up last week in Scottsdale, Arizona. For two and a half days, industry leaders from companies across North America networked over golf, heard from business management experts, workshopped together on projects aimed at refining business models — and yes, did homework. Chris Miller (pictured below in Scottsdale), executive director of PSNI […]

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Overheard at the AV Executive Conference: We’re Back, Baby

The skies threatened, but the soaking rains never came, meaning attendees of last week’s InfoComm AV Executive Conference (AVEC) in Scottsdale, Arizona, could enjoy the Camelback Golf Club before rolling up their sleeves and diving into the next day’s workshop sessions. For her part, Cory Schaeffer, vice president of Listen Technologies, joked that she learned “the highest score […]

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