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AV and IT–Technology-in-Arms

A propagandized fear is swelling in the AV industry. We have all heard about the AV/IT convergence, where more and more signals and equipment are invading the network. We also have witnessed the trend in decision-making power over AV systems moving from the facilities group to the IT group. In fact, more and more conversations taking place […]

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Top Four Reasons Why the Time is Right for 4K Digital Signage

When Planar launched the Planar UltraRes Series line of 4K displays at the Digital Signage Expo 2013, we knew we were ahead of the curve. Most of our customers utilizing “beyond HD” content were using it for professional applications in control rooms or corporate settings, not public venue digital signage. Still, we believed the time […]

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AV Is No Longer on the Outside Looking in

37,000 AV professionals descended on Las Vegas, NV, for InfoComm 2014. By now you’ve probably seen the coverage of all the equipment from sites like AVNation, rAVe, AVNetwork, and Commercial Integrator, not to mention some wonderful independent analysis from Leonard Suskin and Penny Sitler on the presence of “booth babes” with countless others chiming in on their experiences and impressions of the show. […]

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Tomorrow is Today

This coming September I will be celebrating my thirty-sixth year working in media technology industries. For nearly all of that time I have been reading about and chatting with others about the amazing future technology will bring us. Those conversations would often delve into the world of science fiction – things like how cool having a […]

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Who Can Save Us in the Battle for Net Neutrality Now?

The Internet world is coming to an end as we know it. The FCC is going to change its stance on net neutrality and allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to charge content providers for premium treatment of their content. This essentially gives the information superhighway a high occupancy vehicle lane that companies like Netflix, YouTube, […]

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