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The Friday Five: February 19, 2016

Wow! Sorry for missing The Friday Five for the last couple of weeks, I’ll try to do better and hopefully my schedule will accommodate more writing time. ISE 2016! Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) saw over 65,000 participants this year, a 10.7% increase from last year. Familiar names in both residential and commercial audiovisual manufacturing showcased … Read more

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The Friday Five: January 29, 2016

Cramer Remix: What Apple should buy next I love money articles. Usually the money articles, or those generating for money sites, whether venture funding or in this case CNBC intrigue me. These are sites that sit outside our industry and are not invested in the perspectives we are. Jim Cramer, the rambunctious host of Mad … Read more

The Friday Five: December 18, 2015

11 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day Productive Do you find it difficult to get out of bed? That’s not so bad. I think we all do from time to time.-*However, once out of bed, ready and in the office, some still find mornings are slow from a productivity standpoint. Forbes … Read more

The Friday Five: December 11, 2015

Can Cisco (of all companies) fix workplace video? Cisco continues to make moves to become relavent in the videoconferencing space. With their recent acquisition of Acano they’ve signaled their desire to improve their UCC offerings. Videoconferencing is rapidly moving away from legacy hardware systems towards a more inclusive software-based approach. “We need to turn video … Read more

The Friday Five: December 4, 2015

We’re nearing the end of the year, so I apologize for two weeks of absence as I was traveling for work as well as vacation. Video Conferencing. You work it out. Is a failed strategy Simon Dudley, the self-described “Chief Contrarian,” writes about the evolution of video calls, and unified communications and collaboration in the … Read more

The Friday Five: November 13, 2015

What does ‘perfect sound’ look like? Inside the bizarre science of concert hall design Acoustics can be baffling. (See what I did there?) There’s a lot of “bizarre science” and a somewhat healthy amount of theory based design which goes into developing the layout of concert halls. There isn’t a set formula or equation that … Read more

The Friday Five: November 5, 2015

WINning with CTS, Heading to CTS-I Hope Roth, AV Systems Programmer, computer science graduate and keynote speaker at the InfoComm 2015 Women of InfoComm Network (WIN) luncheon talks about what the CTS means to her. A champion of women in technology, Roth had previously been looking at specializing her CTS cerrtification by pursuing the CTS-D … Read more

The Friday Five: October 30, 2015

US Government says it’s now ok to jailbreak your tablet and smart TV Consumer tinkerers get a win, at least temporarily as the US Library of Congress added jail breaking smart devices, tablets and Smart TVs to name a few, to the list of exemptions to the Digital Media Copyright Act (DMCA). This exemption will … Read more

The Friday Five: October 16, 2015

Consumer AV for Commercial Projects? The Debate Rages On The industry is engulfed with this debate, from consumer grade technology driving what goes into professional applications (think wireless mirroring of your mobile device, among many other things) to wanting pure consumer solutions due to price point. I admit that I, myself, did knowingly design consumer … Read more

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