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Weekly Reading: Because We Like Saying ‘Stuxnet’

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) puts on some great events. In fact, it’s CCW+SATCON show happened just last week (that’s a mega-technology show comprising Content & Communications World, plus the Satellite Communications Conference & Expo). Some of the 2014 sessions sure to pique the AV pro’s interest:  “The 4K Landscape for Commercials and Series Production,” […]

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Weekly Reading: A Computer With a Built-In Projector

Before you share that riveting video about the person or animal who did that extraordinarily [cool, awful, explicit, amazing, criminal, heroic, cute, stupid] thing, do you ever stop to ask, “What if it’s not real?” Nine times out of 10 it probably doesn’t matter (who cares if the cat in the video can’t really recite limericks?). […]

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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 Virtual Reality Edition

Seventy-five megabits per second. Triple what I was getting before. Here’s what I’ll be reading this week: a service-level agreement from my broadband provider. It seems right to expect from an SLA (or the consumer broadband equivalent) more than a couple extra Mbps when you signed up for triple what you were getting before. (Sorry to […]

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Paris is in London, New York is in Amsterdam, and Everyone is Confused

For years I’ve been advising people to avoid using colorful names for their conference rooms. For years many haven’t been listening. Whether I visit hotels in Toronto where the rooms are called “Hong Kong”, “Singapore”, “San Francisco” and the like, or visit businesses in Colorado where the rooms are called “Mt. Evans”, “Mt. Shavano” and […]

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