Weekly Reading: MLB is a Streaming Video Juggernaut

Is it weird that I went to the beach last week and didn’t read anything? Not even beach reading. There was usually a morning newspaper handy, but nope. It’s not that I don’t have three different books going at the moment. I do. I just didn’t read any of them. I streamed a lot of […]

Read more

The Convergence of Control

In the past few years, IP-based technologies have made everything controllable over networks, blurring the lines between technologies. What were once distinctly separate disciplines can now be operated on a single converged network. The benefits to clients are cost savings in infrastructure and energy, along with better capacity to control systems — and since convergence […]

Read more

Weekly Reading: Pulling the Plug on a Hologram

Before we get into the cops shutting down a hologram (not the one pictured), let’s talk contrast ratio. You’re an AV professional; you know there’s an ANSI/InfoComm standard for the contrast ratio of projected images. Do this right and audiences will be able to better see/read/perceive whatever it is you’re projecting. (Even the hologram of a rap artist? No guarantees […]

Read more

The Language of AV/IT is IP: Q&A with Matrox Graphics

When we talk about AV/IT convergence, we often focus on the IT industry’s impact on the AV industry. But the improvement in audio and video quality has undeniably influenced the IT industry as well. In many ways like Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, the two industries have been working independently (and together) on new solutions and standards for transmitting […]

Read more

Drones and Surveillance: The Future of Public Safety

It should come as no surprise that one of the most immediate and promising applications of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, is in the area of surveillance. Major public events like the New York City Marathon, the Super Bowl, or World Cup would benefit enormously from the use of drones to ensure the safety of […]

Read more