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Can You Do This?

And it’s okay if you can’t — for now. But once your competitors are doing it… For purposes here, don’t get hung up on networked devices and the cloud and Big Data and what it all means (or whether you understand it all). Start by imagining an ideal end state and work backwards. Maybe you sell replacement projector lamps online […]

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Weekly Reading: Shhh, This is My Jam

There is reading, and then there is reading. I’ve been doing a lot of the latter in recent weeks, including reading a modest 158-page guide to AV/IT infrastructure in higher education. It’s a fantastic piece of work from a collection of dedicated InfoComm volunteers, vetted by the world’s most prominent technology managers’ groups. And you don’t have […]

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Weekly Reading: On Matters of Hype

I read a couple bits of news from InfoComm HQ recently. The first was that InfoComm Connections had hooked up with a cool NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show in NYC next November 2015. The show goes by the name CCW +SATCON, but you can think of it as Content & Communications World and Satellite and Communications […]

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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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Weekly Reading: The Product Apple Didn’t Announce

Recently I did something I missed for most of the past year. I hung out at a local AV industry event, namely Almo Pro A/V’s E4 event outside Washington, D.C. Almo and other AV/IT distributors hold these mini conferences around the country, where you can see new technologies and get valuable training, including CTS renewal […]

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