The Thing About Things

You could argue that AV professionals were there at the dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT). To hear it told, the phrase used to describe a bunch of networked objects, devices, and sensors, was first coined around 1999. But it was about two years earlier, just as one example, that Crestron used Ethernet to connect control systems to AV equipment and enable a new level of systems management and insight. Think of all the projectors, displays, touchpanels, DSPs and other gear that came with LAN ports. What were they if not things that could connect over the Internet?

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5 Things We Should Stop Doing

Often we get obsessed with new ideas, new technologies, and new initiatives that we can forget that a key part of strategy is what you are going to say “no” to. This applies to us individually, in our companies and as an industry. So, what are five things that I think the AV industry should […]

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What Do Integrators Need to Know about DisplayPort 1.4?

I had a chance to connect recently with Marques Girardelli, manager of electronics platforms at Planar and Leyard for an in-depth discussion on connectivity trends.  We started with the basics: DisplayPort 1.4. Wait a minute. What happened to DisplayPort 1.3? The DisplayPort 1.3 specification was published in 2014, superseding the DisplayPort 1.2 specification from 2009.  New […]

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The AV Industry Mourns Fred Shen

InfoComm International and the entire AV community mourn the loss of an AV industry great. Fred Shen, Founder and Chairman of Shen Milsom & Wilke, passed away suddenly on May 31. Our thoughts are with all of Fred’s family, friends and colleagues. Fred was a mentor and a real leader in our industry. He fostered […]

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Three Exceptional Days at InfoComm 2016: Day the Third

So… First you did this, then you did this. And let’s be honest, you’re probably at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas for more than three days, so there are slew of other things you can do or already did. But in the interest of themes, we’ve arrived at Day Three. Tres. Trois. Drie. þrjú. 세. Thursday, June 9 This […]

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