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2017 AV Executive Conference: The Economy, the AV Market, and What End Users Want
November 17, 2017 by Allison Tardif
This past weekend, approximately 200 AV industry executives gathered at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Key Biscayne, Florida for the annual AV Executive Conference (AVEC).
Mindfulness Comes to AV at AV Executive Conference
November 14, 2017 by Kirsten Nelson
AV humans are pretty savvy to the ways a room can affect outcomes. But often all that knowledge of psychoacoustics, brightness levels and even thermostat mastery is subject to some kind of value-engineered compromise.
Three Things to Remember When Designing for Interactive
October 26, 2017 by Kirsten Nelson
If you have witnessed the newest generation of toddler “digital natives” trying to swipe print magazine pages or tapping endlessly on non-responsive video displays, then you know why interaction will soon be a requirement for just about every experience design.
Networks Can be Beautiful, Too: How an IT Protocol Makes for a Better AV Experience
October 25, 2017 by Kirsten Nelson
It turns out, AV networking is a lot like motorcycle racing. Except it’s even faster and more precise. For a signal to look and sound good after a trip through the turns, straightaways and chicanes of a network, it has to move with absolute precision.
When Professional Development is Fun, It’s Engaging: An AVIXA Instructor’s Point of View
October 16, 2017 by Chuck Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I
Let’s face it. All of us need training. It’s just a fact of life for those in any professional industry. And for the AV industry, it’s the way we stay relevant.
What it Feels like to Be in the Moment at the Upgraded Wells Fargo Center
October 16, 2017 by Kirsten Nelson
There are 10,500 new square feet of LED display at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and you don’t have to be in the bowl to feel the burst of energy delivered by all those pixels.
The Future of Retail
October 5, 2017 by Justin Gelinas
5 tips that I believe to be relevant, as it relates to design, technology and experience within the future of retail.
Best Practices for Creating Rooms That Use Technology
October 4, 2017 by Cory Schaeffer
Forward-thinking AV teams have worked to create a common language and reference architecture of AV "room types."
AV Matters Again
October 2, 2017 by Tom Stimson, MBA, CTS
If the announcement that InfoComm is now AVIXA didn’t immediately make you wonder, “What’s in it for me?” then you completely missed the point.
Don’t Leave Out These Four Essentials When Planning an Event
September 25, 2017 by Scott Schoeneberger, BlueWater Technologies
It’s natural to feel overwhelmed when planning a big event. After years of putting on events for Bluewater's clients — in addition to hosting our own high-profile events — there’s still an emotional roller coaster that comes with watching the organized chaos unfold.
AVIXA: The FAQ
September 13, 2017 by Brad Grimes
InfoComm International has changed its name to the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, or AVIXA. What does that mean exactly?
How Engaging an Independent Programmer May Help Your Technology Teams Tackle Challenging Project Deadlines
September 1, 2017 by Steve Greenblatt
There are advantages in hiring an independent firm who specializes in planning and implementing large AV-centric projects.
Microcredentials Are Here
August 29, 2017 by Amanda Beckner
Microcredentials from AVIXA demonstrate proven skill in discrete aspects of commercial AV.
Going Beyond 4K
August 28, 2017 by AVIXA member
While our industry is scrambling to keep up with the emergence of 4K and Ultra HD displays, there’s an even bigger tidal wave headed our way.
You’re No Expert…Are You?
August 28, 2017 by Rachel Bradshaw
Have you ever been to one of our seminars or workshops? Did you check out Center Stage this year?
Embrace a Security Culture
October 26, 2016 by Brad Grimes
We are at the point in AV and IT integration where AV companies should (if they haven’t already) embrace a “security culture.”
September 26, 2016 by David Danto
The whole point of videoconferencing is to enable people in different locations to experience the same, rich, non-verbal communications they would if they were in the same room.
Rockin’ the Rack: Building a Better Experience
March 4, 2016 by Ann Brigida, CTS, CStd
Something great happened in Amsterdam right before Integrated Systems Europe: a group of AV experts got together to author a first draft of a rack-building standard for the AV industry.
Wearables and Digital Signage
February 16, 2016 by Jennifer Davis
I have had an iWatch for several months now and have enjoyed using it for messaging notifications, calling an Uber car, making purchases, capturing ideas into Evernote or accessing boarding passes.
One Reason Touch Works
January 21, 2016 by Jennifer Davis
We all know that consumer devices have taught people to touch displays.
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