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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: Internet of Things and Feelings of Insecurity

For all I read, I don’t read palms. I also don’t read tarot cards, minds, nor the writing on the wall. I will, however, join a panel of wicked smart AV pros at Integrated Systems Europe 2015 to predict the future of pro AV. One thing I know will come up during our session at […]

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Q&A With HDBaseT Alliance President Ariel Sobelman: What’s in Store for Pro AV

HDBaseT was introduced to the market roughly five years ago. The idea behind the technology was to be able to transmit and distribute uncompressed high-definition AV content over the most cost-effective and prevalent medium possible — Cat5e cable — over distances unprecedented until then. HDBaseT makes it possible to transmit uncompressed ultra-high-definition AV (up to 4K), controls, Ethernet, USB 2.0 and up […]

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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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