Archive | January, 2013

Lessons Learned from a Videowall Install

Sound Stage Inc., a nationally recognized systems integration company, recently implemented a stunning architectural videowall installation at the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel in Wesley Chapel, Fla.  Beyond the technical side of the installation, this chapel installation illustrates three key takeaways that you can apply to your next project. Takeway #1: Displays Can Be Sculpture Consider […]

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Hurray for the Big Green Apple

This year’s Excellence in Environmental Planning goes to… New York City’s Planning Department! The American Planning Association recently honored the Big Apple and its Zone Green Initiative, which dramatically changed the city’s zoning regulations to foster green building practices. The award honors initiatives that create environmentally-friendly communities, improvements in environmental quality, and reductions in the […]

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The Fallacy of Business Cycles and Other AV Industry Insights

There was a time when AV companies could peg their business fortunes to the ebbs and flows of their primary markets. Client type A would buy in the fall, client type B in the spring. Federal government clients, for example, tend to cram in a lot of tech purchasing right before their fiscal year ends, […]

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What Windows 8 Means to AV

No doubt you’ve seen the ubiquitous ads for Microsoft Windows 8, including all that keyboard clicking and tablet touching. To get some perspective, I asked around our offices for experts and spoke to Cris Derr, Planar Product Marketing Director, about the impact of Windows 8, the growth of touch monitors on the desktop, and the impact on the […]

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What the Fiscal Cliff Hath Wrought

Actually, the words “fiscal cliff” don’t appear in the January 2013 version of the  InfoComm International Economic Snapshot Survey that I previewed recently. But it’s hard to look at the survey results and not conjure up the months of hand-wringing, news reports, political rhetoric, uncertainty, gloom and doom, you name it that ended in a last-second deal […]

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