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Weekly Reading: Internet of Things and Feelings of Insecurity

For all I read, I don’t read palms. I also don’t read tarot cards, minds, nor the writing on the wall. I will, however, join a panel of wicked smart AV pros at Integrated Systems Europe 2015 to predict the future of pro AV. One thing I know will come up during our session at […]

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Q&A With HDBaseT Alliance President Ariel Sobelman: What’s in Store for Pro AV

HDBaseT was introduced to the market roughly five years ago. The idea behind the technology was to be able to transmit and distribute uncompressed high-definition AV content over the most cost-effective and prevalent medium possible — Cat5e cable — over distances unprecedented until then. HDBaseT makes it possible to transmit uncompressed ultra-high-definition AV (up to 4K), controls, Ethernet, USB 2.0 and up […]

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Weekly Reading: Has Anyone Ever Really Tried to Drink from a Fire Hose?

For whatever reason, my wife loves karaoke (karaoke lovers are screaming at their monitors, “We know the reason!”). I get the communal experience of a karaoke bar.

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Analogy Alert! Don’t Do This

Do perform a proper needs assessment prior to embarking on an AV project. Don’t sell the client a solution that you know doesn’t meet those needs — or a solution that it just plain less-than-good. If you don’t have the right solution in your arsenal, you don’t have the right solution in your arsenal. Putting in […]

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Weekly Reading: Cherry-Picking CES News

I am a trained journalist. I spent most of my career at magazines. I am fortunate to live in a country where I’m free to express myself. I guess I’m fortunate to write about technology, because as controversial as tech opinions can be, they don’t get me shot at. The Consumer Electronics Show happened in Las […]

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