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Weekly Reading: More Cars, Plus IoT, VR, HDR and Higher Ed

When I look for analogies to better explain how AV technology has evolved (will evolve) in homes, businesses and more, I often look to the car industry. Not long ago, cars were as dumb as the average family room. But all that has changed (and not always for the better — think hackers and open, […]

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Weekly Reading: Another (Different) Microsoft Pro AV App, plus Awesome Drones and a CES Recap

Missing from this Weekly Reading is a noteworthy CNN.com story about cybersecurity and AV systems that ride enterprise networks. Corners of the industry were buzzing about the revelation — as they should be. Controversy or a teaching moment? Or both? Security experts will decide. But enterprise network security needs to be a core focus of AV in an IT […]

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Weekly Reading: Best of CES (From Someone Who Wasn’t There)

Happy New Year, readers. As many of you know, there was a gathering last week in Las Vegas of companies that make everything from alarm clocks that emit odors, to curved displays, to robot cars. What you probably don’t know is that last week, the entire InfoComm staff from around the world gathered in Fairfax, […]

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Weekly Reading: Get in Touch With Your Feelings

“Hey, Brad, where have you been?” “I’ve been around, traveling a bit, a little extra busy. Some big projects coming to a head at the end of the year. You?” “I’ve been sitting at my computer ’round-the-clock waiting for the next installment of Weekly Reading.” “Sorry about the delay. Not to change the subject, but did […]

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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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