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Recipe for a Live Event: Big Picture, Trial by Fire and Humility

The crew lit 10 acres of Puerto Rican rain forest for a Jurassic Park-themed event, complete with full-scale dinosaurs. (Imagine the thunderous audio.) Everything ran on generators, with miles of cables and hundreds of lighting fixtures all hidden in the brush to resemble natural night lighting. Guests were told they were headed to an offsite dinner. Tour […]

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Urgent AV and Collaboration Advice Almost Everyone Ignores, Part 2

Coauthored with my colleague Bryan Hellard, Director of Engineering at Array Telepresence. Continuing our top 10 pieces of advice that few people heed, we’re going to delve into what UC users tend to ignore when collaborating online. Numbers 1 to 5 covered setting up the technology. Ignore those useful nuggets at your peril. 6. Know what you […]

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Urgent AV and Collaboration Advice Almost Everyone Ignores, Part 1

Coauthored with my colleague Bryan Hellard, Director of Engineering at Array Telepresence. Personal and/or room-based collaboration systems are powerful tools that allow people who are separated by vast distances to work together as well as if they were in the same room. Unfortunately, when some basic rules of design and/or operation are not followed, the user experience […]

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Time is the New Money. Spend it Wisely

Let me date myself here for a second….”My bags are packed. I’m ready to go…” Next week marks the start of the 12th Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam. Did you know that this show actually started in Geneva, Switzerland and had less than 3,500 attendees? And that if it weren’t for the aggressive support […]

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Weekly Reading: Has Anyone Ever Really Tried to Drink from a Fire Hose?

For whatever reason, my wife loves karaoke (karaoke lovers are screaming at their monitors, “We know the reason!”). I get the communal experience of a karaoke bar.

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