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The Backbone Of An Industry

The possible erosion of the traditional commercial AV channel may have been overstated. In some circles, there was speculation that the consumerization of technology and Big Box-ification of AV distribution might lead to customers cutting out trained, knowledgeable AV middlemen and buying their systems directly from manufacturers or retailers. In truth, there’s little hard evidence of such a trend. And frankly, that should surprise no one in the AV industry.

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4K or Not 4K: What Does It All Mean?

The transition to 4K (or more specifically, media content and displays with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, a/k/a Ultra HD) is happening with incredible speed. Consider that the first 4K LCD display sold in the United States was an 84−inch monster, manufactured by LG Display and private−labeled by Sony, LG, JVC, and Toshiba, and it retailed anywhere from $17,000 to $25,000.

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Soda-Cracker Videoconferencing

Extend your arm from wherever you’re seated right now and touch the display showing you these words. Can you reach it? If the answer is yes then you’ve just validated that you are at the correct distance to use a fixed focal length (non-zooming) webcam for videoconferencing. If the answer is no, you need a […]

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Can You Read it Now?

Everybody’s been through it: You go to a conference and you end up at the back of the room and can’t see what’s on the slides. It happens so often in our day-to-day lives that we’ve just gotten used to it. But that doesn’t make it right.

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What I’ve Learned From 30 Days of Videoconferencing

I recently joined a company where the majority of meetings are video conferences. Sure, I’ve used video conferencing at other jobs before but it was usually reserved for special occasions – executive interactions, important customer meetings, etc – and the video conferencing facility was usually a hard to book room on the executive floor.

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