Two Weeks of Pondering Privacy Rules

Two Weeks of Pondering Privacy Rules

It’s been two weeks since the United States House of Representatives joined the Senate and passed a bill that “undid” the FCC privacy rules that were voted in during the Obama administration; at least that’s what we all heard for the weeks prior to the vote and immediately after. I’ve been kicking around what response … Read more

Samsung and Harman look to cars, connected, and continuity

Samsung and Harman look to cars, connected, and continuity

It has been done. The announcement was a bit earlier in the year than I expected actually. Last week Samsung announced their acquisition of Harman had been completed. Harman stock was delisted on the NYSE as of March 13. It is complete. Within all the press release stuff, I want you to notice something.  Samsung’s … Read more

Almo E4 AV Tour Comes to Chicago

Almo E4 AV Tour Comes to Chicago

Have you registered for InfoComm yet? Hard to believe that show is less than 100 days away from kicking off. Last year brought us 1000 exhibitors spanning the Las Vegas show floor along with endless educational opportunities from the Saturday preceding the show until the 4 pm bell rang on Friday. I don’t know about … Read more

How IoT Can Connect All Aspects of Your Life

How IoT Can Connect All Aspects of Your Life

Note: This blog is a continuation of the ideas discussed in a recent Connected podcast. When you think of consumer and residential tradeshows like CES and CEDIA, you think that those technologies only affect your home life. However, in recent years many technologies have been developed to work as both consumer and professional tools. Harman, … Read more

How to Balance Security and Usability

How to Balance Security and Usability

Note: This blog is a continuation of the ideas discussed in a recent IT/AV podcast. When you are talking technology—regardless of whether it is IT or AV equipment—most people can agree that security and ease of use are two of the most important aspects of a system. Implementing technology into a system that is too … Read more

Residential DIY Does Not Have to Be Scary

Residential DIY Does Not Have to Be Scary

Note: This blog is a continuation of the ideas discussed in a recent ResiWeek podcast. If you are residential audio visual integrator, then there’s a good chance you make sure to attend the CEDIA tradeshow every year. CEDIA provides you with the opportunity to network with other professionals in the home technology industry, as well … Read more