The convergence of information technology (IT) and audiovisual technology (AV) has been discussed and analyzed for well over a decade. However, in the past couple of years, what was once more “theoretical” has become the lived reality for systems integrators, consultants, installers, design-build firms, technology managers and design engineers. The industry’s biggest buzzword has become AV-over-IP. As a result, more and more fixed installations in commercial environments now reflect converged systems where AV signals reside on and utilize facilities’ backbone IT infrastructure. Every month, Sound & Communications covers the convergence in our in-depth, 360-degree installation features. In addition, we probe these issues in each edition of IT/AV Report, a three-times-yearly supplement to Sound & Communications that is edited by Shonan Noronha, EdD. Each issue of IT/AV Report explores the convergence from multiple angles, offering technology profiles, business insights and exclusive looks at specific venues’ IT/AV usage.