Archive | July, 2013

Mobility, Video, and the ‘Zees’

Late last year I authored and edited an article on the topic of mobile video technology [PDF]. I made the point that none of us plans to go around holding our smartphone at arm’s length while riding the bus. The exact quote was, “We all pictured how ridiculous it would be with everyone on a […]

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Caution: The Cloud Can Be Tricky (and Other Thoughts)

This post has a subtitle, which is “Why AV Pros Have to Be Twice the IT Pros That IT Pros Have to Be.” I’ll explain as we go. As for the cloud…. I recently spent a couple months researching and writing a paper about cloud computing. Not to belabor what you may already know, but […]

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Rise of the Machines

Building owners are reaping the benefits from new advances in machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and technologies. These advances offer greater situational awareness, demand response and operational efficiency over a unified IP network. The tools available within the audiovisual (AV) and information and communications technologies (ICT) industries are mature enough to contribute to managing these systems, increasing […]

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Top Three Trends to Watch in Retail

Volumes have been written about the challenges in brick-and-mortar retail, as more customers shop online, leaving stores with the overhead of storefront real estate, sales staffs and inventory, with declining sales to show for it. Here are three retail trends to watch and why they should matter to the AV industry. Trend 1: Pop-up Although […]

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Sustainability = Market Transformation (Even If You Didn’t Ask For It)

No time for build-up. Let’s cut to the chase. Here is a collection of sustainability trends that may will affect the way you do business in tomorrow’s marketplace. Trend:  Sustainability comes to the App Store.  Nike has launched an app to help designers and product creators understand the environmental impact of the materials they specify and […]

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