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Crestron Has An App For That

I’m going to take a break from my series on the K-Array install currently ongoing to talk about something that came out of left field this week. Perhaps you received an email ad for it, perhaps this is the first you are hearing of it. It is the Crestron App Market. For those of you … Read more

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Electrical Lessons

Editors note: this is the second part in a series on Lewis & Clark Community College’s installation of several Sennheiser K-Array systems. As far as this project is concerned, my responsibility has been primarily to design the system and connect all the ins and outs correctly. One aspect that has been a learning experience for … Read more

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The Importance of Teamwork

Editors note: this is the first part of a series on Lewis & Clark Community College’s installation of several Sennheiser K-Array systems. The college I work for is pretty forward thinking. We have partnered with University of Illinois to create a research facility for freshwater systems called the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center.  We … Read more

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Free NFL Sunday Ticket

On this week’s episode of AVWeek I mentioned a deal where you can get NFL Sunday Ticket for your tablet or mobile device. It wasn’t a joke. Here is the deal and why it is an important step; an ingenious step. If you purchase Madden 25 the Anniversary Edition from Amazon, you will get a … Read more

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The Case for Pro AV IPTV

Over the last two years of AVWeek we have tacked the subject of IPTV; getting video over the Internet in some way or form. It has been the subject of more than a few criticisms about the show and me as the producer. The main thrust of these complaints are that the Pro AV community … Read more

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Welcome Back

For those of us in education, the next few weeks will be quite interesting. This is the time when the students return and our campuses are once again awash in activity. However, it is not as if we higher education technology managers have been sitting idle all these summer months. We have been refreshing equipment, … Read more

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Geek Squad ≥ AV Pros?

 In my day job I am a technology manager for a community college in southwest Illinois (let’s say the St. Louis area to give those geographically challenged among us a reference point). One of my duties this summer was to hire some student workers for the coming school year. These are our first level helpdesk … Read more

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Fiber, why are you so expensive?

Friends, I am in a mood this morning. It may be the lack of sleep for the last few days, or the fact that football is just around the corner. Whatever the reason, hold onto your hats. Fiber. Everybody loves it. Except for the techs terminating it for the first time. The rest of us … Read more

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AVB vs. HDBaseT

On the latest episode of AVWeek (Episode 102) we were pleased to welcome Ellen Juhlin from Meyer Sound . In addition to being their Digital Products Analyst, Ellen is also the AVnu Alliance Pro AV Segment Leader. So, we talked about AVB for a bit. The AVNu Alliance has some pretty interesting things going on. First there is … Read more