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, … 0 356

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 … 0 151

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 … 0 130

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 … 0 133

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 40

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 54
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 … 0 100

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 51
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 31
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 65
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 37
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 35
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 33

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 41
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 29
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 31

ITopia: Tech Enablers!

Most technology solutions are intended to be enablers: to meet an identified need or be irresistibly innovative with a promise … 0 31

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 83

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 41

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 39

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 50
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 36
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 34
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 43
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 39
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 22
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 38
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 38
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 33
IT/AV, News


That blasted convection air conditioner under the window, with its shuddering compressor and rattling plastic cover, comes on every 20 … 0 29
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 31
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 30
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 47
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 36
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 26
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 31
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 48
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 40
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 56
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 41
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 52
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 34
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 36
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 33
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 31
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 55
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 37
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 31
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 35
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 39
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 33
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 36
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