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Who Needs Excellence?

We were recently commissioning a system for a large government organization. The project had been going on for years with …
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Scroll Right On By: Marketing That Sticks

It is difficult to predict what will go viral, but it is easy to predict what people will ignore.
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Quality Versus Quality

What does "quality" really mean to you?
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AVIXA: What’s In A Name?

Instead of just reaching out to designers, integrators and manufacturers, AVIXA wants to hit all stakeholders in the AV game.
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Revealing The Magic In AV

As an industry, we need to do a better job selling what's “magic” about AV.
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By The Power Of VLAN!

VLANs transformed fairly straightforward technology into something more complex, useful, capable and mysterious.
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Is That Device Really Set Up?

The tolerance for poor installation practices of an “operational system” has increased over the years, but the sweet spot for that exceptional experience still takes a bit of effort.
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Conference Rooms In A Box: Should We Worry?

I am just getting back into the swing of things after an incredible InfoComm. As I get older, my body …
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What Do Clients Need?: Painkillers vs. Vitamins

Should we, as the AV industry, focus on painkillers instead of vitamins?
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InfoComm’s Revised Audio Covfefe Standard

We all have that IT friend you can call when something is taking too long on the computer. Me: I …
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Throwing The DISCAS Out There!

The InfoComm V202.01:2015 DS1 Display Image Size for 2D Content in Audiovisual Systems, or DISCAS for short.
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Amazonian AV: Work Long, Hard & Smart

“You can work long, hard or smart, but at Amazon.com you can’t choose two out of three.” Jeff Bezos wrote …
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Buy Or Lease? Don’t Throw Your Money Away

The choice of buying or leasing is creeping into how we offer AV systems.
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Like a Bridge over Troubleshooting Waters

External effects muddy troubleshooting waters.
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Meeting Schedules Despite Progress

My reaction to someone telling me to “just do it” reminded me less of a motivation coach, and more of an inflexible senior executive.
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No DHCP? No reservations? No service!

IP address conflicts and system awareness.
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Fixing Someone Else’s Work: AV Witness Marks

Noticing the most common AV witness marks can help you finish the job quick.
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Gamers Driving Conference Room Technology

I’m not sure how many people will be reading this. I haven’t heard from several of my dear friends for …
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Last Minute Design Changes

Do NOT open that box.
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Do You Meet Or Exceed The Client’s Needs?

When I was a kid, the rumor was that if you bought a McLaren F1 (technically categorized as a “sports …
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Back to Basics: Polarity

As you may know, I am a huge fan of Good Mythical Morning. One of their new segments on the …
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In Defense of Cookie-Cutter AV

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
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Predicting Failure: The Five Keys To Maintenance

Minimize emergency calls by applying periodic, quick, documented preventive maintenance testing on systems.
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The Day HD-SDI Let Me Down

In projects I’m involved with and classes I instruct, whenever the possibility of using HD-SDI comes up, I jump at …

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