Digital Conversion CenturyLink Center sports a new control room, scoreboard and digital signage. Over the past 10 years, the audiovisual industry has experienced quick and dramatic changes. AV-IT convergence is over. It has already happened. By Shonan Noronha, EdD
The End Of Convergence Higher expectations are a result. Over the past 10 years, the audiovisual industry has experienced quick and dramatic changes. AV-IT convergence is over. It has already happened. By David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD
BYOD In Enterprise AV Designs Embracing the opportunities. BYOD initiatives have become commonplace in businesses. It's time to rethink your customers' strategies to accommodate the anytime, anywhere access the new consumer-based, technology-enhanced work environment demands. By Bill Nattress, CTS-D, CTS-I, & Sean Brown
Industry Watch: Technology Convergence Creates Strange Bedfellows Evaluating the potential for partnerships. One of the IT industry's favorite buzzwords, convergence, also embodies the overlap happening across various technology solutions providers. By Todd Thibodeaux
InfoComm: Convergence Continued InfoComm's Board of Directors responds to AV-IT trends. The AV world has changed and if you’re not up to speed on IT networks, you are at a growing disadvantage. By David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD
Shared Challenges, Challenges Sharing With limited network resources, AV & IT work together to solve common problems. What were once the separate challenges of each discipline are now shared, but the good news is that new opportunities arise through sharing. By Adam Rosenberg & Jeremy Scheinberg
Selecting Control Systems How to choose the right product from an ever-expanding array of selection. Control systems have evolved from remote-controlled slide projectors to the integration of campus-wide converged IT network solutions, all while increasing accessibility to "non-technical" users through highly refined graphical interfaces. This is the new... By Russ Noble
First Baptist Church Builds Impressive AV Capability Early diagnoses smoothes the path for successful system integration. The First Baptist Church in Dallas TX, which has held worship services at the same location since 1890, has spent... By John Switzer
GOVERNMENT Deploying AV for aerospace control. United Launch Alliance's Centennial CO design center and corporate headquarters demanded an extremely high level of quality and an incredibly challenging timeline for completion. By Brian Seid
EDUCATION Advancing U of Hawaii's Distance Learning. Hawaii's island geography creates issues not faced by other universities, and ongoing developments in technology have encouraged the University of Hawaii (UH) to redesign and advance its interactive video distance learning system... By Royd Liu & Erica Aquino
ENTERTAINMENT Feds, Mobsters, Mayhem & Digital Networks The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (aka: The Mob Museum), an homage to Las Vegas' seedier past, opened on Valentine's Day this year. A team of... By Raymond Kent, LEED AP, CTS, DMC-D, ECA
CORPORATE Immersive Collaboration At Clue Center The Customer Learning Understanding and Exploration (CLUE) Center, headquartered in Indianapolis IN, enables cross-functional employees to collaborate with members of Lilly's Global Marketing Team as they evaluate business decisions. By Andrew Sellers
VIEWPOINT How Will Mobility Change The Face Of Videoconferencing? QoS, VaaS, MDM and BYOD are true IT/AV: The mobility of the user is today's mantra. Addressing the issue are Scott Cruikshank, James Fairweather, Mark Dumas, Aspen Moulden, Rupert Wever, Jim Floyd and Joanne Kossuth. By David Danto
Corporate AV: Looking Ahead Industry experts' insights into technology and application trends Many of the corporations sitting on large cash reserves are waiting for more certainty to return to the markets, and when that happens, spending—much of which is going into AV technology—is expected to increase dramatically. By Dan Daley
When IT 'Meets' AV Net-AV: The marriage of a construction pro and an IT expert. For Net-AV, the convergence of networking, security and audiovisual systems is the business model the company has built customer relationships on. By Dawn Allcot
Convergence Is Overrated 'It isn't always the best approach when it comes to AV.' With AVB, a new protocol "smoothes" out the AV stream so the network can enable faster and more reliable transmission of video and audio across a typical wired TCP/IP LAN. By Pete Putman, CTS, ISF, KT2B
Hardware...Then Systems...Then Solutions…Now What? Integrators + IT VARs = a beginning. How to make a profit seems to change every 10 years. Earnings will continue to change as we move forward. By Chuck Wilson
Radio City's Rockettes In Blended Reality Digital projection provides immersive experience. To create an immersive audience experience, MSG Entertainment collaborated with Visual Acuity to provide architectural scale projection and 3D elements for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. By Shonan Noronha, EdD
Dynamic 'Duo' With Duocom, Canada's DuoLogik builds a strong IT/AV entity. Canada's leading IT Solutions provider, DuoLogik, acquires leading Canadian AV firm, Duocom, to build a stronger entity based on IT convergence. By Dawn Allcot
Cyber Villages Social media is blurring the line between AV and IT integrators in Houses of Worship. The power of social media to build community with people inside and outside the walls of religious institutions presents new opportunities...and new challenges. By David Lee Jr., PhD
AVent HORIZON Change: It Won’t Bite You The AV landscape has changed over the last 20 years...
and the future of integrators’ business and livelihood
depends on embracing the “new world.”...
By Pete Putman, CTS, ISF
Marlins' Converged network HD video center is key to team's 2012 home. The Florida Marlins' received a $515 million ballpark courtesy of systems contractor Parsons Technologies and the design consultants at Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams...
By Shonan Noronha, EdD
Industry POV Robust IT Backbone At New Ballpark. The Marlins build a converged infrastructure for networks. An interview with the Florida Marlins Director of Information Technology, David Enriquez....
By Shonan Noronha, EdD
Simplifying Digital Signage Installations HDBaseT uses a single LAN cable. It is clear by now that high definition (HD) is everywhere. The creation of HD content combined with the evolution of traditional TV viewing has fueled the demand for...
Industry Watch: Bandwidth For Change? Integration calls for new strategies and skills. The integration of IT and AV technologies is one of the change agents driving business growth out of the doldrums of the recession and into a brighter future...
The True Constraints Of Integration Positioning AV and IT integration as a specialty. Audiovisual (AV) and Information Technology (IT) systems can be complex amalgams that have evolved over time...
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Convergence: Again! Are we on the verge of a completely new type of convergence? For more than a half dozen years now, our market’s been using
the term “convergence” to describe the merging of the commercial AV and IT markets...
Capitalizing On Converged Communications Challenges, and potential, abound. The promise and profitability of converged
communications has emerged at the epicenter of a vast array of rapidly...
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Are We On candid Camera? There is much to consider in applications of digital camera-based technologies. If you’ve been thinking that our culture couldn’t get any more video-centric, let’s dispel that illusion now and move on.
Telepresence Video Systems NOW THAT YOUR CLIENT HAS BOUGHT INTO TELEPRESENCE, HOW MUCH DID IT REALLY COST? A few months ago, I had a meeting with a senior technology manager for a global pharmaceutical company.
A Lan-Based AV Presentation Primer A proposal that implements common TCP/IP protocols. A simple “connect and present” solution has long been the Holy Grail of the audiovisual system designer. Unfortunately, the consumer origins of most source and display signals...