Pico Prospective Episode 4: ‘Slope of Enlightenment’

Pico Prospective Episode 4: ‘Slope of Enlightenment’

On this Episode of Pico PROsectives we discuss news of Osram breakthrough with green and blue laser diodes as well as Lemoptix demonstrating its latest Heads Up Displays for automobiles (using Pico technology, of course). We also chat with Scott Niesen, VP of Marketing at Compound Photonics about their cutting edge technology which is designed and fabricated in the US. A great eye opening interview.

Good Night & Good Luck Mr. Feldstein

Good Night & Good Luck Mr. Feldstein

The biggest news in AV this week was the announcement that George Feldstein, founder of Crestron, was retiring as CEO of the automation and video giant. Randy Klein will be the new President and CEO, Dan Feldstein will become the company’s COO, and Fred Bargetzi will hold the title of CTO. So, here’s to you, … Read more

That’s What I’m Talking About

That’s What I’m Talking About

This week Extron announced that their new DTP Crosspoint 84 switcher has an integrated control system. This is news because when it was first announced there was not a system built into the box and yet the fine folks from Anaheim were positioning this product to compete with AMX’s Enova DVX and the Crestron DMPS. … Read more

Your AV D’oh!

Your AV D’oh!

The past few week have been spent in my 9-5 talking with others in the integration part of the industry. They were seeking my advice on some things, and I theirs. A couple of conversations sort of meandered into the realm of the “dumbest thing I ever did”. A few were quite remarkable. It lead … Read more

Everything AV On The Network

Everything AV On The Network

Both on this week’s AVWeek and during the recording of the March episode of A State of Control the conversation lent itself to talking about AV on the network. Whether we are talking about sending audio/video/control over a switched infrastructure (i.e. AVB), point-to-point systems like HDBaseT or something entirely new, the idea of AV on … Read more

A State of Control Episode 9: The Glue That Binds

A State of Control Episode 9: The Glue That Binds

Host: Tim Albright AVNation Founder and Steve Greenblatt of Control Concepts Guests: Rich Fregosa, Matt Slack, and Dan Fulmer. Record Date: 3/4/2014  With IT and AV converging at lighting speed, what does this mean for the AV Control industry? Have we seen the end of processors and touchpanels? How can the control programmer of today succeed in an IT-centric ... Read more
AV Nation Special: 2014 NSCA BLC Part 2

AV Nation Special: 2014 NSCA BLC Part 2

    Host: Tim Albright AVNation Founder  Guests: Daniel Newman of BroadSuite, Josh Shanahan from Sportview Technologies, and Michael Shinn of IMS Technology Services Record Date: 3/1/2014 We sit down with integrators and business insiders to discuss why they attend the NSCA Business Leadership Conference. They also discuss the hurdles AV companies will face in the coming year and ... Read more
AV Nation Special: 2014 NSCA BLC Part 1

AV Nation Special: 2014 NSCA BLC Part 1

    Host: Tim Albright AVNation Founder  Guests: Chuck Wilson from the NSCA, Ingolf de Jong of GENCOMM, Dawn Birr from Sennheiser, and Tom LeBlanc of Commercial Integrator Record Date: 3/1/2014 During the 2014 NSCA Business Leadership Conference we sat down with NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson, outgoing President Ingolf De Jong, BLC sponsor Dawn Birr from Sennheiser and ... Read more
What I Learned at the NSCA BLC

What I Learned at the NSCA BLC

For the past few days I have had the chance to sit among a few hundred systems integrators as we all learn about the business part of AV. It was the 16th annual NSCA Business Leadership Conference. Commercial Integrator was gracious to invite me to produce some podcasts and cover the event alongside their talented … Read more

InfoComm 2014

InfoComm 2014

InfoComm 2014 is open for business. Well, it’s one step closer; registration is now open. You can click here to go straight to their site and fill out all the pertinent information. The show floor will be open from June 18-20 at the fabulous Las Vegas Convention Center. The show will be the home to … Read more