Bozzword: FLMSTRPPROJ

bṓzz•word: (n.) an industry buzzword that inspires Joe Bocchiaro to wax poetic. Or if not a buzzword, some other notion that moves Joe to prose — or verse. After 75 years in the making, and with over four generations of audiovisual professionals contributing, the InfoComm International Standards Department has finally completed the Committee Draft of […]

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Before You Meet the Client for the First Time — Think

This is the first in a series of my posts on the sale-to-design-to-install-to-commission process in our industry. I plan to share my 20-plus years of learning with you. I love to learn and I live to pass my learning on to people who want to listen. I hope you find my writings useful. I work in a fairly […]

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Audiovisual Education and Training: One Size Does Not Fit All

So much is being written about how people learn combined with the overwhelming pace of new content. We hear endlessly about the poor, poor, millennials who are apparently the most difficult people on the planet to work with and can only learn via YouTube. Articles stating that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) will ring the […]

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A to B Came Way Before A-to-D

Walking through the company lobby the other day I saw the latest issue of Systems Contractor News sitting on the pile of recent magazine arrivals for anyone to peruse. Their March issue just happened to be “The Audio Issue.” As someone who followed the common career path of musician to sound guy to a career […]

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Compliance with the ADA is Beneficial and the Right Thing to Do

Recently, I had the opportunity to give a presentation to the Certified Access Specialist Institute in California (CASI) on Assistive Listening Systems and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As one of the co-founders of Listen Technologies, I am a passionate advocate for Assistive Listening Systems. My recent presentation to the specialists at […]

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