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Return on Intention

In the AV industry, we love to talk about return on investment. Taking the acquisition costs or the total cost of ownership and comparing it with the success metrics of our customers to justify the project. And often these conversations lead to customers feeling like the investment is too great for the payback, especially when […]

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Soda-Cracker Videoconferencing

Extend your arm from wherever you’re seated right now and touch the display showing you these words. Can you reach it? If the answer is yes then you’ve just validated that you are at the correct distance to use a fixed focal length (non-zooming) webcam for videoconferencing. If the answer is no, you need a […]

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What Do Integrators Need to Know about DisplayPort 1.4?

I had a chance to connect recently with Marques Girardelli, manager of electronics platforms at Planar and Leyard for an in-depth discussion on connectivity trends.  We started with the basics: DisplayPort 1.4. Wait a minute. What happened to DisplayPort 1.3? The DisplayPort 1.3 specification was published in 2014, superseding the DisplayPort 1.2 specification from 2009.  New […]

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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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Three Exceptional Days at InfoComm 2016: Day Two

If Super Tuesday wasn’t your Day One, well, this is either Day Two-Plus or it’s an especially auspicious Day One, because today the InfoComm 2016 show floor opens (follow that?). For the sake of “Three Exceptional Days” tradition, you did take in Future Trends, IoT Insights, or one of the other daylong sessions the day before, […]

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