What will an integration company look like in 2021?

Submitted by Chris Miller, Executive Director at PSNI For years the Wall Street Journal held an annual Investment Dartboard Contest, where expert investment picks faced off against those selected by staffers tossing darts at a stock table. The experts won by a narrow margin—at first—but as time went on the darts came out ahead nearly … Read more

Projection Screen Evolution and Selection

By: Draper Inc. If there’s one constant in the AV industry, it is change. Technologies change, solutions evolve, new ideas take hold and force out old ways of thinking. Projection screens have followed this same course of evolution and improvements. New materials have continually been in development to deal with changes in projection technology, room … Read more

FCC Changes the Rules of Personal Privacy

This September in New York City, InfoComm International held the third IoT Insights event where I was invited to speak about government policy issues and how that applies not only to the Internet of Things, but also to the audiovisual industry as a whole. You can see the Periscope stream of the presentation I gave … Read more

Networking chops: Do you need them or can you rely on vendors?

By: Anthony Zotti As a residential integrator, you’ve spent countless hours learning the ins and outs of Dolby Atmos, HDBaseT, how to dim LED fixtures, the nitty gritty of your chosen control platform and more. Commercial systems integrators invest in similar countless hours educating themselves on sound reinforcement, staging, video walls, video conferencing products, the … Read more

Teachable Moment

“Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.“  – Attributed to Horace Mann “A teachable moment.” It’s a phrase often used to describe a lesson learned from an awkward attempt by the inexperienced. It is also a phrase that all too often describes the only education field technicians get. It is bad … Read more

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