AV Technology’s Top 100 Stories from 2017

12/6/2017 9:51:00 AM
By Margot Douaihy

From the college campus to the enterprise high-rise, AV and IT managers are the gatekeepers, maintaining the integrated AV, collaboration, control, and UC systems that help us work, learn, collaborate, and thrive. With AV playing an increasingly intrinsic role across all industries, it is vital for tech managers to have a resource dedicated to their AV over IP needs. We're proud to be one of your tech manager forums. 2017 was an exciting year for us; we hosted four live events and launched AV Technology Europe, giving us global reach. Here are my favorite 100 stories we’ve published this year. It was hard to whittle this list down from nearly 3,000 content posts in 2017, but I hope you see your own questions, challenges, and passions for technology reflected in our coverage. What did I miss? Tweet me @AVTechnologyMag. Best wishes for a rewarding 2018.

Top 100 Stories from AV TECHNOLOGY in 2017.

100) Byte-Sized Lesson in AV/IP: Critical Layer Four
By Phil Hippensteel
http://www.mazdigital.com/webreader/53339
 
99) How QSC Used Game of Thrones to Predict the Future of AV 
By Kirsten Nelson
http://www.avnetwork.com/blogs/3035/view
 
98) Networking the Digital Experience
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/networking-the-digital-experience/127638 
 
97) Byte-Sized Lesson In AV/IP: L2 Switches/VLANs
By Phil Hippensteel
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/byte-sized-lesson-in-av/ip-l2-switches/vlans/125640
 
96) Five Pitfalls to Avoid in Optimizing AV Systems
By Steve Greenblatt
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/five-pitfalls-to-avoid-in-optimizing-av-systems/126716
 
95) Join the Meeting: The three great disruptions in videoconferencing and the impact for technology managers.
By Brady O. Bruce
http://www.mazdigital.com/webreader/53339

94) In Streaming, Audio Plays the Lead Role
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/in-streaming-audio-plays-the-lead-role/127702 
 
93) Designing Command & Control Rooms for 4K, 8K, and Beyond
By Brett Cohen
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/designing-command--control-rooms-for-4k-8k-and-beyond/127712
 
92) Storyboarding for Success
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/storyboarding-for-success/127693 
 
91) Byte-Sized Lesson in AV/IP: Real-Time Protocol (RTP)
By Phil Hippensteel
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/byte-sized-lesson-in-av/ip-real-time-protocol-rtp/126362
 
90) Meet Your Manager: Harvey Smith, IT Supervisor, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
By Margot Douaihy 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/meet-your-manager-harvey-smith-it-supervisor-st-jude-childrens-research-hospital/125846
 
89) The TIDE Conference Moves The AV Conversation Forward
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/systems-contractor-news/the-tide-conference-moves-the-av-conversation-forward/126637
 
88) InfoComm 2017 Special Report: 21 Products and Stories Worth the Hype
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/infocomm-2017-special-report-21-products-and-stories-worth-the-hype/126968

87) Compression Artifacts: Why Video Looks “Bad”
By John Urban
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/compression-artifacts-why-video-looks-bad/127599  
 
86) How It's Done: Integrated Production Environments for Lecture Capture and Conferences
By Paul Stewart
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/how-its-done-integrated-production-environments-for-lecture-capture-and-conferences/127279
 
85) Trend Report: Big Changes in Small Conference Room AV
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/trend-report-big-changes-in-small-conference-room-av/126580
 
84) Roadmap to Managing Small Collaboration Rooms
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/roadmap-to-managing-small-collaboration-rooms/126184
 
83) You’re Surrounded! The Latest Advancements in Immersive Displays
By Carolyn Heinze
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/youre-surrounded-the-latest-advancements-in-immersive-displays/127612 
 
82) Byte-Sized Lesson in AV/IP: Network Address Translation
By Phil Hippensteel
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/byte-sized-lesson-in-av/ip-network-address-translation/127611 
 
81) The consumerization of the commercial AV marketplace is not a bad thing.
By Robert Fini
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/embracing-ease-of-use-improvements-for-workplace-tech/127234 
 
80) Aggregating Content Feeds More Strategically
By Justin O’Connor
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/aggregating-content-feeds-more-strategically/127624 

79) Augmented Reality Is Gaining Traction in the Enterprise Market 
By Clint Wheelock
http://www.avnetwork.com/blogs/3029/view 
 
78) Meet Your Manager: Inna Larson, Head of End User Compute Engineering, Health Care Service Corporation 
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/meet-your-manager-inna-larsen-head-of-end-user-computer-engineering-blue-cross-and-blue-shield-of-illinois/127687 
 
77) The AV Buyer’s Guide to Wireless Collaboration Solutions
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/buyers-guide-to-wireless-collaboration-solutions/127166
 
76) 2017 AV/IT COLLEGE STANDINGS: Today’s challenges and tomorrow’s solutions, here and now.
By David Keene
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/the-2017-av/it-college-standings-todays-challenges-and-tomorrows-solutions-here-and-now/127724
 
70) Cloverleaf Family Bowl Blends Timeless Fun with Next-Gen AV
By James Careless
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/cloverleaf-family-bowl-blends-timeless-fun-with-next-gen-av/127654 
 
69) Wireless Collaboration and Projection: Key Considerations
By Brian Nadel
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/wireless-collaboration-and-projection-key-considerations/126503
 
68) Technology Manager’s Guide to Networked Digital Signage
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/technology-managers-guide-to-networked-digital-signage/127436
 
67) Reimagining ProAV With Artificial Intelligence
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/reimagining-proav-with-artificial-intelligence/127703 
 
66) 10 Ways to Improve the Audio Experience in Collaboration Spaces
By Kirsten Nelson
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/10-ways-to-improve-the-audio-experience-in-collaboration-spaces/126475
 
65) Meet Your Manager: Ling Ling Sun, CTO, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/meet-your-manager-ling-ling-sun-cto-nebraska-educational-telecommunications/127579 
 
64) Biamp AVB-Based TesiraLUX Video Streaming Solution Now Shipping 
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/breaking-product-news-biamps-avb-based-tesiralux-video-streaming-solution-now-shipping/127303
 
63) Crystal Ball: The Future of Professional AV
By Alan C. Brawn
http://www.avnetwork.com/blogs-author/alan-c-brawn-cts-isf-c-dsce-dsde-dsne-dcme
 
62) AV/IT Weekly Update: Live, From New York
By Alesia Hendley
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/av/it-weekly-update-live-from-the-avitsummit-nyc/127573
 
61) The Internet of Things, cameras, sensors, beacons & connectivity, are transforming digital signage 
By Brice McPheeters
http://www.avnetwork.com/blogs/3031/view
 
60) Crystal Ball: The Future of Professional AV
By Alan C. Brawn
http://www.avnetwork.com/blogs-author/alan-c-brawn-cts-isf-c-dsce-dsde-dsne-dcme
 
59) AV Technology brand now has global reach 
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/newbays-av-technology-brand-now-has-global-reach/127250 
 
58) A World of Possibility: The HDBaseT World Congress Convenes in Spain
By Margot Douaihy 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/a-world-of-possibility-the-hdbaset-world-congress-convenes-in-spain/127387
 
57) Network and CODEC Specifics for In-Room and Multi-Room AV-Over-IP: Part 1
By Justin O’Connor 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/network-and-codec-specifics-for-in-room-and-multi-room-av-over-ip/126569
 
56) The Technology Manager's Roadmap to Cloud Control
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/technology-managers-roadmap-to-cloud-control/125954
 
55) OLED Lights the Way Forward: LG Display's Q3 Report
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/lg-displays-q3-report-oled-is-the-bright-spot/127455
 
54) Meet Your Manager: Rockford Todd, Manager of TV Engineering, ITLE, Oklahoma State University
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/meet-your-manager-rockford-todd-manager-of-tv-engineering-itle-oklahoma-state-university/125887
 
53) Flat Panels and Projectors—A Tale of Two Campuses
By Brian Nadel
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/flat-panels-and-projectors--a-tale-of-two-campuses/127706
 
52) Latency, Myths and Realities: Part 1
By Justin O’Connor 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/latency-the-myths-and-realities-part-1/126178
 
51) Latency, Myths and Realities: Part 2
By Justin O’Connor 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/latency-the-myths--realities-part-2/126262
 
50) Promising Expiences: AVIXA’s New Strategy for Industry Outreach
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/promising-experiences-the-strategy-behind-avixas-industry-awareness-campaign/127582 
 
49) The Technology Manager's Guide to HD & UHD Extenders
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/the-technology-managers-guide-to-hd-and-uhd-extenders/127689
 
48) Projector Power: Bright, Brighter, Brightest
By Brian Nadel
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/projector-power-bright-brighter-brightest/127361
 
47) Patent Infringement Lawsuit: New Details Emerge
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/patent-infringement-lawsuit-new-details-emerge/126301
 
46) Meet Your Manager: Q&A With Mark Dickson, Royal British Columbia Museum
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/meet-your-manager-qa-with-mark-dickson-royal-british-columbia-museum/126225
 
45) New Projectors and Pedagogies: Getting Beyond the PowerPoint Presentation
By Brian Nadel
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/new-projectors-and-pedagogies-getting-beyond-the-powerpoint-presentation/126596
 
44) We Hold These Truths: Using AV and emerging technologies to help tell the story at Washington D.C.’s Newseum.
By James Careless
http://www.mazdigital.com/webreader/53339
 
43) The Agile Control Room & UX  
By Justin O’Connor 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/the-agile-control-room-whats-ux-got-to-do-with-it/126972
 
42) End-to-End Streaming Media Showcase
By Cindy Davis
https://nbmedia.wufoo.com/forms/z117aawy1jfj75e/
 
41) QSC Diversifies Control Offerings, Enhances IT Scalability
By Margot Douaihy 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/qsc-diversifies-control-offerings-enhances-it-scalability/126953
 
40) This is How You Future-Proof: Atlona's New School of Scalable AV
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/this-is-how-you-future-proof-atlonas-new-school-of-scalable-av/127341
 
39) Infrastructure and Software Considerations for More Effective Visualization 
By Justin O'Connor
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/infrastructure-and-software-considerations-for-more-effective-visualization/127214 
 
38) Meet Your Manager: John Drummond, Academic Technology Manager, William & Mary
By Margot Douaihy 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/meet-your-manager-john-drummond-academic-technology-manager-william--mary/127002
 
37) How VR Will Influence ProAV
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/video-how-vr-will-influence-proav/127304
 
36) Executive Briefing: Boardrooms that Take Care of Biz
By Carolyn Heinze
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/executive-briefing/127180 
 
35) Laser Projectors: Beyond the TCO Factor
By Brian Nadel
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/laser-projectors-beyond-the-tco-factor/127626
 
34) Meet Your Manager: Q&A With Karen Jones Ethier, Roger Williams University
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/meet-your-manager-qa-with-karen-jones-ethier-roger-williams-university/125645
 
33) AV-as-a-Service and Managed Services for Control Rooms
By Justin O'Connor
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/av-as-a-service-and-managed-services-for-control-rooms/127351
 
32) Stranger Things: An AV Tribute
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/stranger-things/124893
 
31) Will AV over IP Become IP over AV?
By Phil Hippensteel 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/will-av-over-ip-become-ip-over-av/126817 
 
30) Remote Monitoring of Projectors on Campus: How Data Can Help Improve Efficiency
By Brian Nadel
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/remote-monitoring-of-projectors-on-campus-how-data-can-help-improve-efficiency/126683
 
29) Integrating Agility
By Margot Douaihy 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/integrating-agility/127530 
 
28) The Technology Manager's Guide to InfoComm 2017
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/tech-managers-guide-to-infocomm-2017/126581
 
27) Flexible Layouts for Custom Command & Control Rooms
By Justin O'Connor
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/flexible-layouts-for-custom-command--control-rooms/127548
 
26) New Nodes and Modes: AR, IoT, and AI are Changing Digital Signage Interactions
By Carolyn Heinze 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/new-nodes-and-modes-ar-iot-and-ai-are-changing-digital-signage-interactions/127515 
 
25) Are You Captioning Videos?
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/are-you-captioning-videos/127514 
 
24) New Projectors and Pedagogies: Getting Beyond the PowerPoint Presentation
By Brian Nadel
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/new-projectors-and-pedagogies-getting-beyond-the-powerpoint-presentation/126596
 
23) Net Heroes: New Campus AV Tools for Net-Natives
By Carolyn Heinze
http://www.avnetwork.com/article-author/carolyn-heinze
 
22) Got Low Bandwidth? You Can Still Stream
By Carolyn Heinze
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/got-low-bandwidth-you-can-still-stream/127490 
 
21) Meet Your Manager: Alexis Seeley, Barnard College
By Margot Douaihy 
htttp://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/meet-your-manager-alexis-seeley-barnard-college/126847 
 
20) Lifecycle Planning for Agile Control Rooms
By Justin O’Connor 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/lifecycle-planning-for-agile-control-rooms/127447
 
19) AV Budgeting: Reality Check
By Steve Greenblatt
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/av-budgeting-reality-check/126922
 
18) Visual Reality X: Streaming is Expected
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/visual-reality-x-streaming-is-expected/127432 
 
17) A Hard Turn Toward Software-Based AV
By Carolyn Heinze
http://www.mazdigital.com/webreader/53339
 
16) Smarter Designs for Mission-Critical Control Rooms in the BYOD Era
By Justin O’Connor
http://www.avnetwork.com/article-author/justin-oconnor
 
15) AVIXA: What’s IT Got to Do With AV?
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/avixa-whats-it-got-to-do-with-av/127267 
 
14) Emerging Technologies—An Evolution
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/emerging-technologiesan-evolution/126746 
 
13) Can Blockchain Solve IoT’s Problems for ProAV?
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/could-blockchain-solve-iots-problems-for-proav/127248 
 
12) One-Button Myth? The IoT isn’t magic. But it requires a specialist.
By Steve Greenblatt
http://www.mazdigital.com/webreader/53339
 
11) Roadmap to 4K in Higher Education
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/roadmap-to-4k-in-higher-education/126579
 
10) Byte-Sized Lesson In IP/AV: Security of AV Devices On The Network
By Phil Hippensteel
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/byte-sized-lesson-in-ip/av-security-of-av-devices-on-the-network/125024
 
9)  Enterprise Video: On-Prem, Hybrid, or Cloud? À la Carte or Turnkey?
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/enterprise-video-on-prem-hybrid-or-cloud--la-carte-or-turnkey/126824
 
8) DIY Survival Guide for AV Field Technicians
By Brett Cohen
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/diy-survival-guide-for-av-field-technicians/127109 
 
7) Byte-Sized Lesson in AV/IP: QoS
By Phil Hippensteel
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/byte-sized-lesson-in-av/ip-qos/127040 
 
6) The Technology Manager's Roadmap to Presentation Switchers
By Cindy Davis
http://www.avnetwork.com/avnetwork/tech-managers-roadmap-to-presentation-switchers/125672
 
5) Meet Your Manager: Ernie Bailey, Manager of Classroom Technologies, University of Arkansas
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/meet-your-manager-ernie-bailey-manager-of-classroom-technologies-university-of-arkansas/126378
 
4) Four Ways Black Mirror Gets AV Right
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/blogs/3049/view
 
3) Seeing, Hearing, Remembering: The National September 11th Memorial & Museum Uses AV to Help Commemorate and Educate
By Matt Pruznick 
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/seeing-hearing-remembering/127153
 
2) Tech Managers Taking Over? 41% of InfoComm 2017 attendees identified as end users.
By Margot Douaihy
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/tech-managers-taking-over/126754
 
1) State of the AV Industry: Adapt or Die
By Justin Rexing
http://www.avnetwork.com/avtechnology/the-state-of-the-av-industry-adapt-or-die/127505

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