InfoComm Standards: 10 Years in the Making

In 2004, InfoComm’s Board started discussing the idea of developing performance standards to support the AV industry. In 2008, InfoComm became an American National Standards Institute-accredited Standards Developer. In 2009, we published our first ANSI standard. Since then, thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, we’ve published a standard a year, all of which […]

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Numbers Are Sexy (Not Cliche)

For the past few weeks I’ve been working on compiling a list of disruptive buzzwords, cliches and phrases that just need to go away. This is due, in part, to the number of press releases, product announcements and industry guru articles that use the same phrases again and again. Reading dozens of releases a day it becomes wearisome […]

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Weekly Reading: The Virtual Reality Edition

Seventy-five megabits per second. Triple what I was getting before. Here’s what I’ll be reading this week: a service-level agreement from my broadband provider. It seems right to expect from an SLA (or the consumer broadband equivalent) more than a couple extra Mbps when you signed up for triple what you were getting before. (Sorry to […]

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Paris is in London, New York is in Amsterdam, and Everyone is Confused

For years I’ve been advising people to avoid using colorful names for their conference rooms. For years many haven’t been listening. Whether I visit hotels in Toronto where the rooms are called “Hong Kong”, “Singapore”, “San Francisco” and the like, or visit businesses in Colorado where the rooms are called “Mt. Evans”, “Mt. Shavano” and […]

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Weekly Reading: The Product Apple Didn’t Announce

Recently I did something I missed for most of the past year. I hung out at a local AV industry event, namely Almo Pro A/V’s E4 event outside Washington, D.C. Almo and other AV/IT distributors hold these mini conferences around the country, where you can see new technologies and get valuable training, including CTS renewal […]

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