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Bozzword: Parenting

bṓzz•word: (n.) an industry buzzword that inspires InfoComm VP Joe Bocchiaro to wax poetic. Or if not a buzzword, some other notion that moves Joe to prose — or verse. Turn that thing down! It’s driving me crazy! If I have to come in there, so help me! That’s not music! It’s noise! It’s all […]

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GovComm Preview: Order in the Court

GovComm 2013 rolls into our nation’s capital next week. “GovComm?” you ask. Yes, GovComm. The D.C.-based show is three years old this year, which is the same age as my youngest dog, who’s really 21, which is to say GovComm has already enjoyed two successful years bringing together AV solution providers and government AV and IT […]

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7 Months Later, This is Still so Sad

There’s a picture, taken by a photographer named Joe Songer, that gives me chills every time I see it. In the picture, a young boy and what looks like his parents stand in front of a large flight-information display at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama. Days after the photo was taken, that very display would […]

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AV System Integrators Can Save Us from Dumb Buildings While Saving Themselves

Smart buildings aren’t the future; they’re already here, even if the audiovisual industry hasn’t recognized it. The industry seems hesitant to embrace smart buildings as the next evolution of their business model. That’s okay, not everyone needs to join the parade. But I submit that the AV industry’s future is now and some of you […]

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Pro AV Forecast: Peaks and Valleys?

AV companies are at it again. You’re reporting growing sales, surging cash balances, and two-year-high gross margins. What’s not to love about these business conditions? “We are seeing a strong uptick in all the AV indicators,” reports Frank Coker, CEO of CoreConnex, which recently published a new InfoComm AV Industry Index, based on real-world business […]

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