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The Great (Urban) Outdoors

Nancy Novograd, editor of Travel + Leisure magazine, wrote in their February issue about Swedish economist Kjell NordtrÖm who presented at a travel conference. Among his statements, she recounted that “by 2040, some 70 percent of the earth’s population will be living in cities.” I found this remarkable. Among the needs for infrastructure planning, transportation […]

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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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Post-Initial Client Meeting: Clearing the Fog and Connecting the Dots

This is my third post in a series about sale-to-design-to-install-to-commission process in our industry. If you recall my previous blog post, I talked about meeting the client for the first time. Since the publishing of that post, one of my co-workers made a comment that is worth sharing. He stated that, if possible, based on the information gathered from […]

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Built to Last

When designers and architects approach a new environment to design, they think long-term.  Buildings are expected to stand the test of time, and interiors are expected to last for decades.  Iconic properties, like public and institutional buildings, do not change frequently so they must be designed for the long-term and built to last. This is […]

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Meeting the Client for the First Time

In my previous post I talked about how you handle the first call with the customer. In this post, I’ll focus on the your first face-to-face meeting. I’m writing this blog from an AV support design engineer’s point of view — you may know them as sales engineers. In some cases, this support engineer will accompany the sales […]

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