L-com Releases IP68 Fiber Plugs, Receptacles and Jam Nuts

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (July 25, 2017) – L-com Global Connectivity, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has launched a new series of LC fiber plugs, receptacles and jam nuts to address high speed voice, video and data networking applications. These new IP68-rated fiber products were designed to stand up … Read more

Tips for Adding a Broadcast Mix to Live Events

Note: This blog is a continuation of the ideas discussed in a recent The LIVE Life podcast. Traditionally, broadcast mixes are used for television events. However, more live event coordinators are asking for broadcast mixes to be included in their advertising and charity events. This seemingly simple request presents challenges for the standard in-house mix … Read more

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AVWeek Episode 202: Mike Needs a Hug

This week we look at the new Google Chromebox for Meetings, Samsung’s semi-display idea, and fiber vs. copper. Plus, we talk about Commercial Integrator’s second annual “40 Under 40” issue. Host: Tim Albright Guests: Mike Shinn, John Green, Andrea Medeiros, and Matt D. Scott Record Date: 7/2/2015 Running Time: 1:05:26 Video:   Thanks to our Underwriters for … Read more

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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.

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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

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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

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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