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Women of InfoComm Network at a Local Level

Building a successful network requires a commitment from every member to take action and proactively help build a supportive community.  Each one of us can do this at a local level.  Reconnecting once or twice a year at industry shows is great, but it does not build strong community. The mission of the Women of […]

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The Thing About Things

You could argue that AV professionals were there at the dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT). To hear it told, the phrase used to describe a bunch of networked objects, devices, and sensors, was first coined around 1999. But it was about two years earlier, just as one example, that Crestron used Ethernet to […]

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The AV Industry Mourns Fred Shen

InfoComm International and the entire AV community mourn the loss of an AV industry great. Fred Shen, Founder and Chairman of Shen Milsom & Wilke, passed away suddenly on May 31. Our thoughts are with all of Fred’s family, friends and colleagues. Fred was a mentor and a real leader in our industry. He fostered […]

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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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