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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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Best Source of Commissioning Agents

A pool of undeveloped talent for AV Commissioning.
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My AV New Year’s Resolutions

I understand that you are probably sick and tired of resolutions. I understand that it is cliché. However, I really …
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The Project Team Deconstructed

The people we encounter on any given project.
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CRM Best Practice: It’s The Little Things That Count

Details that can make or break a successful system can't be ignored.
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Capturing Client Information The Right Way

This blog is about capturing notes during a commissioning, but the skill transcends just testing.
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Superman’s Pocket Planner Must Be Bulletproof

Heroes aren’t born; they’re made. One task at a time.
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When Displays Are Just Too Dang Smart!

Don't cha just love how easy display manufacturers make our lives?
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STIPA & Intelligibility

The “Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?!” Test
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Maintenance VS. Commoditization

AV systems are installed and operated with little thought given to maintenance.

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