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5 Things We Should Stop Doing

Often we get obsessed with new ideas, new technologies, and new initiatives that we can forget that a key part of strategy is what you are going to say “no” to. This applies to us individually, in our companies and as an industry. So, what are five things that I think the AV industry should […]

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The AV Industry Mourns Fred Shen

InfoComm International and the entire AV community mourn the loss of an AV industry great. Fred Shen, Founder and Chairman of Shen Milsom & Wilke, passed away suddenly on May 31. Our thoughts are with all of Fred’s family, friends and colleagues. Fred was a mentor and a real leader in our industry. He fostered […]

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Rockin’ the Rack: Building a Better Experience

Something great happened in Amsterdam right before Integrated Systems Europe: a group of AV experts got together to author a first draft of a rack-building standard for the AV industry. This gathering of knowledgeable rack builders from across the globe met virtually in the weeks before their meeting to gather references and review the tight […]

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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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Weekly Reading: Another (Different) Microsoft Pro AV App, plus Awesome Drones and a CES Recap

Missing from this Weekly Reading is a noteworthy CNN.com story about cybersecurity and AV systems that ride enterprise networks. Corners of the industry were buzzing about the revelation — as they should be. Controversy or a teaching moment? Or both? Security experts will decide. But enterprise network security needs to be a core focus of AV in an IT […]

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