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Weekly Reading: Because We Like Saying ‘Stuxnet’

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) puts on some great events. In fact, it’s CCW+SATCON show happened just last week (that’s a mega-technology show comprising Content & Communications World, plus the Satellite Communications Conference & Expo). Some of the 2014 sessions sure to pique the AV pro’s interest:  “The 4K Landscape for Commercials and Series Production,” […]

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Shhh, My Cough is My Business

You know how you sit in the waiting room at the doctor’s office for, like, 45 minutes? Then they take you through a door and into an exam room — where you wait some more? Have you ever sat there, not knowing what to look at, and overheard your doctor talking to someone else in […]

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Weekly Reading: Pioneer of AV Edition

When I read the first story in this week’s Weekly Reading, back in 2011, I recognized the anecdote of a reporter walking through a Crestron research facility in Rockleigh, New Jersey, and coming across an older gentleman tinkering with a device. The gentleman was, of course, Crestron founder George Feldstein, who passed away Nov. 4, leaving […]

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InfoComm Standards: 10 Years in the Making

In 2004, InfoComm’s Board started discussing the idea of developing performance standards to support the AV industry. In 2008, InfoComm became an American National Standards Institute-accredited Standards Developer. In 2009, we published our first ANSI standard. Since then, thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, we’ve published a standard a year, all of which […]

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Numbers Are Sexy (Not Cliche)

For the past few weeks I’ve been working on compiling a list of disruptive buzzwords, cliches and phrases that just need to go away. This is due, in part, to the number of press releases, product announcements and industry guru articles that use the same phrases again and again. Reading dozens of releases a day it becomes wearisome […]

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