ResiWeek Episode 4: The Future of Sharp

ResiWeek Episode 4: The Future of Sharp

Macintosh Labs has announced a number of products will be available online. What does this do to high-end audio retailers? How does a company get themselves picked for a home builder’s control system? Plus, what is the latest in the ongoing saga of Sharp? Host: Tim Albright Guests: Vin Bruno, Delia Hansen, and Ted Green … Read more

AVWeek Episode 233: Live from ISE 2016

AVWeek Episode 233: Live from ISE 2016

We are live from Integrated Systems Europe 2016. What is the latest technology and services being released this week? We talk “Whisper Suites” and what they mean to the R&D of companies. Education and training in the AV space. Plus, we get a look at the record breaking numbers of this year’s show. Host: Tim Albright … Read more

AVWeek Episode 207: Gateway Drug

AVWeek Episode 207: Gateway Drug

Sharp is leaving the U.S. market, Control 4 scored record profits, and EE Times wonders when this “wearable technology” thing will take off. Host: George Tucker Guests: Simon Dudley, Jenny Milpacher and Andrea Medeiros Record Date: 8/7/2015 Running Time: 1:05:36 Video:       Stories: Control 4’s record revenues 60 gig fiber Sharp TV leaves the U.S. … Read more

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