Archive | February, 2016

Weekly Reading: Go to Connections/Collaborate, Plus Nest, More 5G and Byzantine Acoustics

Next week is InfoComm Connections in San Jose, Calif. I’ll be making the trek as an InfoComm employee, but I’d probably go anyway. As I’ve said in the Twitterverse, it’s got one of the strongest conference programs I’ve seen. (Just look at that Day 1 lineup over there on the right.) Three keynotes (where we’ll […]

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Of High-Tech Cars and AV Services

I bought a new car recently and it got me thinking about the future of pro AV. First, consider this piece from The New York Times: “Technology Problems Top a List of Car Complaints.” Basically, all the new technology going into cars is cool and all, but it’s still technology. Ever have any issue with […]

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Weekly Reading: ISE Wraps, Plus 5G, VTC and GrammyCam

At Integrated Systems Europe last week, I was joined by Florian Rotberg of Invidis Consulting, Bill Nattress of Biamp, and Bob Snyder of rAVe Europe, for a couple of panel discussions on future trends in AV. (Side note: ISE was a terrific show and InfoComm was thrilled with the level of interest in its program […]

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Wearables and Digital Signage

I have had an iWatch for several months now and have enjoyed using it for messaging notifications, calling an Uber car, making purchases, capturing ideas into Evernote or accessing boarding passes. I have found the health monitoring and alerts uncompelling and the apps too limited, but all in all, it has been a great experiment […]

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Weekly Reading: Facing Up to Stingrays, Plus Gestures and IoT

Before we read, let’s listen. And not to a book on tape (do they make those anymore)? For you NPR listeners and car enthusiasts, InfoComm has its own “Click and Clack“. For everyone else, it’s two AV guys talkin’ AV. If you’ve taken one of InfoComm’s design or installation classes recently, you may have met Chuck Espinoza, […]

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