How Does Our Industry Get Social?

How Does Our Industry Get Social?

While you wait for your coffee to brew, you update your Facebook status. While you sit on the train, you tweet about your travels. While you eat lunch at your desk, you read articles on LinkedIn. You Snapchat, Periscope, or Facebook Live your experience at an event. Oh, and don’t forget to post your beautiful … Read more

Digital Badges for the Audio Visual Industry

This week on social media a number of InfoComm employees and volunteers began posting digital badges highlighting their various CTS certifications. It is done through the website Acclaim.com. We talked at length about this new benefit from InfoComm on AVWeek episode 258 with InfoComm Director of Communications Brad Grimes. “One of the feedback we’ve received … Read more

InfoComm Observations Day 2

Thursday of InfoComm 2016 is in the books. We learned about Crestron DSPs, 4:4:4 and HDR, and hosted the AVNation Tweetup. There has been a running course of my writing about the industry the last few years that every company is making every component of a system. They will tell you it gives you and … Read more

Someone Is Always Listening

Opinions are like assholes; everyone has them. What people often forget, though, is that over time your opinions change drastically with experience. They change even more as you gain knowledge and wisdom. Even with decades of life and professional experience people can assume that they see the complete picture. They think they understand all aspects … Read more

Trade Shows Aren’t Just Gear

There are seemingly countless events taking place in the technology and AV spaces these days. Personally, I average about seven events a year that have something to do with tech, music, or a combination thereof. With all of these events occurring all over the country, or even internationally, it’s close to impossible for people to … Read more

The Friday Five: January 29, 2016

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 2015 #avtweeps Review

As you may or may not know, the AV community on Twitter is strong and growing on a daily basis, currently exceeding 10,000 active members (with Commercial Integrator recently highlighting the 103 members to follow). It’s a place of intense debate and discussion, a place to track the news of the day, and a place … Read more

AVWeek Episode 214: We Are The Glue

AVWeek Episode 214: We Are The Glue

Lighting to replace Wifi?, VR to make huddle rooms passe’?, Sonos loses round 1 in court, these stories and more… Host: George Tucker Guests:  Jonathan Blackwood,Glenn Jystad, Malissa Dillman Runtime: 45:53 Video:   Stories Covered: VLC~ http://www.ecmag.com/section/light-conversation VR ~ http://www.avinteractive.com/news/virtual-reality-news/virtual-reality-grows-at-a-rapid-pace-and-opens-up-new-markets-15-09-2015/ What Clients Need ~ http://www.avnetwork.com/features/0014/determining-what-your-clients-need-their-av-to-do/95974 Sony HDR ~ http://www.twice.com/news/tv/sony-adds-hdr-three-more-4k-tvs/58597 Sonos v. D&M~ http://www.strata-gee.com/dm-holdings-loses-its-first-big-battle-in-legal-war-with-sonos/ TE’s HAI-1~ http://www.ecinews.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2665:how-to-substitute-audio-signals-in-hdmi-signal-paths&catid=14&Itemid=300690

#AVSweater Winners!

On  November 20th we invited you to join us, and contest sponsors Advanced AV,  to show us your community and Holiday Spirit by taking a picture in your Best/Worst holiday sweater.

Using #AVSweater hashtag on Twitter you responded in droves by sharing industry enthusiasm and seasons joy in pictures that made us laugh, smile, and stare in amazement. Thank you to everyone who participated, commented and shared in the fun.

The contest culminated in the release of the song and video  – “Under the tree for all to see. An #AVsweater for you and me  by the great Phil ‘Hi-Phi’ Cordell using your pictures.

Here below are the winners as chosen by our crack team of holiday fun fashionistas – Congrats to all!

 

Category: Best Female
Winner: @Vaddio_Hailey

@Vaddio_Hailey

@Vaddio_Hailey

 

Category: Best Team
Winner @KBZcomm

 @KBZcomm
@KBZcomm

 

 

Category: Best Male
Winner @Jbaer_avi

@Jbaer_avi
@Jbaer_avi