Franklin Hall’s digital centerpiece. The Media School looks forward to future campus tours and attracting the next generation of exceptional IU media professionals.
Installations, IT/AV

The High-Tech Engager

Indiana University's Digital Centerpiece0 409
arctic home augmented reality
IT/AV, Video

Augmenting Video Streams: Low-cost tools open new worlds

The enormous success of Pokémon GO has made millions of people aware of the power of augmented reality to engage … 0 400
Jackson Walker's new HQ offices feature high-end design and technology.
Installations, IT/AV

Jackson Walker Raises The AVL Bar

Jackson Walker's new HQ offices feature high-end design and technology.0 479
projector screen

Big Brother’s Projector

We all know how important projector lamps are to the success of installed AV systems. But did you realize how … 0 440
iot ecosystem
Business, IT/AV

Opportunities With The Internet Of Things

Everything that can be connected will be connected. That’s the essence of the Internet of Things (IoT). Over the past … 0 461

Security & Privacy Concerns

The increased use of collaborative applications, mobile devices and IP-connected AV devices such as streaming appliances, along with the explosive … 0 152

Tech & Today’s College Students

I had the pleasure recently of hanging out with technology managers from higher education institutions at an InfoComm on Campus … 0 262
InfoComm, IT/AV

InfoComm POV: Embrace A Security Culture

In the Washington DC area where InfoComm is located, we have an unreliable, accident-prone light rail system. Trains regularly break … 0 326

Ethernet: The New Old Standard

Today we stand at another tipping point in the professional audio/video industry. The transition from analog-based AV distribution to digital … 0 763

In The Shadow Of IT

Like lava pushing up from under a volcano, the accelerating development of voice/data, audio/video (AV), lighting, security, computing and related … 0 785
A view of Hanging Lake Tunnels looking to the west. Signs visible here at the bore entry direct traffic and warn drivers of potential hazards ahead. The sign messages are displayed automatically throughout the bores when the operator selects any number of traffic operational modes.
Installations, IT/AV

Monitoring From Inside The Hanging Lake Tunnels

Deep underground, within a system of mountain tunnels connecting the final leg and a particularly hazardous section of Colorado’s Interstate … 0 1417
Microsoft HoloLens augmented-reality headset in use aboard the ISS, as part of Project Sidekick.

Why Meta-Convergence Matters

The fusion of audio, video and data networks has enabled us to create innovative solutions that address the pressing communication … 0 1526
Business, IT/AV

The Nature Of Huddle Rooms

As enterprise users embrace the concept of smaller, simpler collaboration spaces, manufacturers and service providers continue to rush to the … 0 1281

How AV Is Becoming More Like IT

I’d like you to meet several customers. Last year, InfoComm commissioned a series of research reports focused on key market … 0 513
The Alumni Tower located in the main lobby of the DeNaples Student Center features five 70-inch displays. A touchpanel located at the bottom allows students to choose which information is displayed and heard through the sound system.
Installations, IT/AV

Engineering A Spectacular Display For Westgate Las Vegas

The new SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is regarded as a game changer in the entertainment industry. … 0 891
Solid-state light engines, including LEDs, LED/laser hybrids and pure laser light engines are becoming more common.

Predicting The Next Steps In AV

If there’s one constant about the AV industry, it’s change. Audio, video and control science are constantly changing and evolving, … 0 921

Cord Cutting Revisited:Going wireless with 60GHz connectivity.

Qualcomm and LeTV demonstrated 4K video streaming from a LeTV smartphone to an Ultra HDTV. Last month, I mentioned several … 0 661

IT…IP…Network…AV over IT won’t hurt you.

Conventional wiring of individual mics to a centralized DSP requires individual cables or bulky multicore cable runs. Like sunrise to … 0 664

Utility PCs: No brainer system maintenance.

In the AV industry, the end users are typically represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the designers, who … 0 1614

Where Fantasy & Practicality Collide: Product Trends At CES

I’m just a few days back from one of the world’s largest trade shows, the International CES. According to press … 0 267

Immersive AV Changes Learning For UF Students

Learning Studio 125 features six screens and is one of the flagship spaces that drove the technology for the main … 0 435
Audio, House Of Worship, IT/AV, Video

Producing Mega Experiences With Scott Mirkin

Forty large LED screens brought Pope Francis closer to audiences in Philadelphia. Although event producers have successfully used digital media … 0 678

Integrating Great Food & Entertainment

Audio from either this downstairs stage or the larger bandstand upstairs can play on either sound system. Premium audio and … 0 578
IT/AV, Video

It’s Not Just The Gear…Conclusion

Editor’s Note: Part 1 of this two-part “Consultant’s POV” appeared in August. The most important thing you missed at InfoComm15. … 0 296
Business, IT/AV

Open Workspaces: What are the Concerns?

DESIGNERS   INTEGRATORS   MANUFACTURERS In the Fall 2013 issue of IT/AV Report, we presented the views of AV system designers, integrators … 0 620
Digital Signage, IT/AV

Signs Of Innovation

Digital signage serves up HD video with integrated, real-time ticket menu. The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) of Columbus … 0 272
The Alumni Tower located in the main lobby of the DeNaples Student Center features five 70-inch displays. A touchpanel located at the bottom allows students to choose which information is displayed and heard through the sound system.
Installations, IT/AV

Uniformity Leads To Change

University of Scranton upgrades and standardizes AV systems. The benefits of standardizing classroom technologies have been documented many times: consistent … 0 356
Installations, IT/AV

Green AVL At Hoosier Energy’s HQ

New LEED Gold-certified building with future-ready technology. Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. was focused on sustainability and minimal environmental … 0 273

How Secure Is Your Integrated Videoconference Room?

High-profile security breaches have exposed vulnerabilities. For the past couple of decades, videoconferencing at large enterprises has looked pretty much … 0 296
Business, IT/AV

Addressing The Skills Gap

Partnership strategies for the AV integrator. In years past, AV integrators built highly customized systems that ran on specialized infrastructure … 0 241
Managed Services

Revisiting Managed Services

As the need for collaboration across space and time is increasing, so is the demand for centralized technology monitoring and … 0 299

ITopia: Tech Enablers!

Most technology solutions are intended to be enablers: to meet an identified need or be irresistibly innovative with a promise … 0 256

Fall 2015 IT/AV Report

Business, IT/AV ITopia: Tech Enablers! The days of “Change Agents,” who helped businesses implement and acclimate to new technology, are … 0 993

Media Anywhere: Tech Talk At InfoComm15

It’s no surprise that new media pulsated all over InfoComm15. The annual conference and tradeshow held in Orlando in June … 0 341

It’s not just the GEAR…Part 1

The most important thing you missed at InfoComm15. In addition to being an audio and video design consultant, I’m a … 0 309

Diversifying Into Design/Integration

New commercial AV division leads Spye. Integrators and designers from Spye (, a Minneapolis MN-based technology company, looked over the … 0 426
IT/AV, Video

The Dog Days of Wireless AV Connectivity

Have we actually regressed? As I write this column, I’m finalizing a course outline for an all-day workshop I’m going … 0 335
Audio, IT/AV, Video

Caution! Merging Buses Ahead!

I would guess that a few readers of “AVent Horizon” are old enough to remember the Firesign Theater, a comedy … 0 288
Audio, Installations, IT/AV, Video

The Backbone Of Healthcare: Tyler Junior College’s technology-enhanced classrooms.

In response to the critical need for nursing and other healthcare professionals in the state of Texas, Tyler Junior College … 0 322
Audio, IT/AV

Audio Over IP: Easy On The Budget, With Futureproof Design

Adoption of “audio-over-IP” technology is increasingly prevalent, and it’s a market presence worth discussing for systems integration. In basic terms, … 0 318
Business, IT/AV

Unified Communications: Are AV Integrators Really In This Business?

It’s 2:43 in the afternoon and I’m knee deep in working on a proposal when a message pops up on … 0 225
IT/AV, News

Capitalizing On Converged Communications Part 2

It is fun to reflect on a story I was pleased to author almost six years ago ( on the … 0 539
Audio, IT/AV, News

It’s Time to Dive Into Audio Networking

Commercial and installed audio is at a crossroads. The inevitable merging of computer networking technology and audio distribution is here; … 0 327
House Of Worship, IT/AV, News

IP In The House of Worship Market

The house of worship environment is one that has been changing more than ever in recent years, and with this … 0 252
IT/AV, News


That blasted convection air conditioner under the window, with its shuddering compressor and rattling plastic cover, comes on every 20 … 0 308
Installations, IT/AV

Beyond The OR

High definition, 3D and 4K are well known consumer entertainment terms, but professional versions of these technologies are also now … 0 320
IT/AV, News

Ready To Serve: Hennepin County EOC networks for public safety.

Flexibility, connectivity and ease of operation characterize the AV rooms comprising the Hennepin County Emergency Operations Center (EOC, The … 0 366
Installations, IT/AV

Keep It Flowing: Massachusetts DOT upgrades MBTA control center.

There are plenty of variations on the aphorism, “That’s no way to run a railroad!” (The actual source quote is … 0 491
House Of Worship, IT/AV

The Bigger Picture

Our primary motivation as designers, integrators and marketers is to make a sale. In fact, we pray to make a … 0 287
IT/AV, Video

From The Crow’s Nest

Hard to believe, but it’s already December: Time for me to once again peer into the future and try to … 0 280
IT/AV, News

Getting Campus AV Right

The field of audiovisual communications is an exciting industry combining a number of seemingly disparate technologies and products to create … 0 268
IT/AV, News

Seeing Is Believing

Omar Prashad, Systems Integration General Manager of Advanced, the Toronto-based AV systems integrator, was having a meta moment. Sitting at … 0 363
Business, IT/AV

How Important Is BYOD?

This critical trend is affecting all businesses. For integrators, the message is ringing loud. From across the room at any … 0 334
IT/AV, News

Bulldogs Three Level Stadium

Sanford Stadium implements multiple digital networking platforms. Like all of college football’s classic stadiums, UGA’s Sanford Stadium is nearing its … 0 445
Audio, IT/AV

Giving Fans More

Sooners AV distribution gets an upgrade. When the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman decided to do a major upgrade … 0 329
Installations, IT/AV

Suite Goal

Cloud 2-03 is the name of the custom-designed SAP/EMC sports and entertainment suite at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford NJ … 0 450
IT/AV, News

State Of Integration: Convergence

Yes, the industry is consolidating. And as technology becomes more complex, it’s actually becoming simpler. This simplicity is rooted in … 0 287
Audio, IT/AV

New Directions For Integrators

Themed attractions offer crossover opportunities. Two Las Vegas-based integrators apply what they’ve learned serving the nightclub and casino markets to … 0 306
IT/AV, News

New Connections: Mobile devices are redefining the connector market.

A new generation of display interfaces is going to redefine AV and IT connections. Are you paying attention? Do you … 0 272
Digital Signage, IT/AV

Cloud Confidence: Nex-Gen networks switch to newer solutions.

Focused on their core business, retailers—especially quick serve restaurants and convenience stores—are looking for easy and cost-effective ways to manage … 0 277
IT/AV, News

GLOBAL LAW: BYOD and display connect top law firm to world offices.

Finding the right AV system is never a cut and dried decision. Instead, it’s a journey that may go down … 1 580
IT/AV, News

Life Is Good! BYOD capabilities should be on everyone’s mind.

Ah, summertime…when everyone’s thoughts (at least in certain parts of the country!) turn to warm days and nights, trips to … 0 283
IT/AV, Video

Calling A Bulldozer A Spade? : RF And The Law

Sometime later this month, the United States Supreme Court may hand down a momentous decision in American Broadcasting Co. v. … 0 248
IT/AV, News

Viewpoint: Is Ubiquitous Interoperability For UC A Reality?

(IT/AV Report Spring 2014) Is buying everything from a single manufacturer still the only way to get full UC functionality? … 0 297
Digital Signage, IT/AV

Signage Gets Personal

DSE14 focuses on integration of mobile technologies and retail applications. They came to see. They came to learn. They came … 0 361
IT/AV, Video

AVent Horizon: Once More, Into The Racks

I’ve been working in one or more segments of the AV industry since 1978, and have covered many of the … 0 253
IT/AV, News

Reflecting Culture with Media

JetBlue Airways’s new HQ reflect corporate personality. When JetBlue Airways planned its new corporate headquarters in Long Island City NY, … 0 258

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