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Weekly Reading: Facing Up to Stingrays, Plus Gestures and IoT

Before we read, let’s listen. And not to a book on tape (do they make those anymore)? For you NPR listeners and car enthusiasts, InfoComm has its own “Click and Clack“. For everyone else, it’s two AV guys talkin’ AV. If you’ve taken one of InfoComm’s design or installation classes recently, you may have met Chuck Espinoza, […]

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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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One Reason Touch Works

We all know that consumer devices have taught people to touch displays. They are no longer just output devices; they are input devices. And the popularity of large-format touch displays and videowalls is undeniable in the market. And now, we know another benefit of this market adoption: It delivers the message better. Researchers at Neuro-Insight have found […]

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About That Napkin: Documenting AV Projects is Good for Business

Every person I’ve met in the AV industry is passionate about what they do. Complicated audio and video gear never loses its shine for AV people, and they are dedicated to making others happy. Most of the professional AV community is made up of very smart, competent, hardworking, creative, fun-loving people who sometimes sell themselves short […]

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Remembering Grant Stewart, Stewart Filmscreen

I love this industry, but I’m a relative newbie. I joined PRO AV magazine in January 2008, after years in IT publishing and consulting, and one of the first executives I met at my first InfoComm show was Grant Stewart of Stewart Filmscreen. I was saddened to received the following, dated yesterday. Grant will be missed. InfoComm’s […]

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