Archive | January, 2016

What’s That Saying? Perception is Reality?

I love sharing good news. So here’s the scoop, and it’s exciting. The What: InfoComm is launching a new standard this week — one that seems basic, but is very important to our industry. We affectionately refer to it as CLAS, but its real name is INFOCOMM F501.01:2015 Cable Labeling for Audiovisual Systems. It’s a shorty, as standards go, […]

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Weekly Reading: Another (Different) Microsoft Pro AV App, plus Awesome Drones and a CES Recap

Missing from this Weekly Reading is a noteworthy CNN.com story about cybersecurity and AV systems that ride enterprise networks. Corners of the industry were buzzing about the revelation — as they should be. Controversy or a teaching moment? Or both? Security experts will decide. But enterprise network security needs to be a core focus of AV in an IT […]

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One Reason Touch Works

We all know that consumer devices have taught people to touch displays. They are no longer just output devices; they are input devices. And the popularity of large-format touch displays and videowalls is undeniable in the market. And now, we know another benefit of this market adoption: It delivers the message better. Researchers at Neuro-Insight have found […]

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Weekly Reading: Best of CES (From Someone Who Wasn’t There)

Happy New Year, readers. As many of you know, there was a gathering last week in Las Vegas of companies that make everything from alarm clocks that emit odors, to curved displays, to robot cars. What you probably don’t know is that last week, the entire InfoComm staff from around the world gathered in Fairfax, […]

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3 Ways AV Professionals Can Improve Collaboration with IT Teams

The world of AV is quickly tilting toward a more IT-focused environment, as AV products evolve to better integrate with existing IP, wireless, and mobile infrastructures. These advances require AV professionals to gain a deeper understanding of IT technologies and to work more closely with IT departments to deploy AV solutions. Still, communication and collaboration […]

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