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DONE DEAL:
CISCO ACQUIRES TANDBERG

I didn’t realize how serious Cisco was about transforming the way the world works and communicates... Earlier this week [it] put a period at the end of the AV and IT convergence story. -Gary Hall

HTML5, THE IPAD, AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Unless you parse the press releases and news stories carefully while reading, you’d think that the world was going HTML5 tomorrow. -Jan Ozer

MASTERING MILLWORK MANAGEMENT
I frequently get asked what is the most difficult portion of managing an AV project, and believe me, I’ve managed several very large scale projects, including ground up skyscrapers packed with 40-plus floors of AV systems, a Conference Center, Trading Floors, TV Studio, Cafeteria, and Fitness Center — projects which took years to complete.

So you know what’s the most painful and difficult part of the project? Millwork coordination. -Christopher Maione

WHEN EVERY WORD MATTERS
Eleven years after the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda began recording its trial proceedings, the ICTR will migrate its video recordings to highresolution digital video files. In partnership with Front Porch Digital (FPD), the Tribunal expects to permanently preserve 30,000 hours of footage from the ICTR for Rwanda before the mandate’s scheduled conclusion in December.

The Tribunal digitized 10,000 hours of audio files in house between mid- 2008 and March 2010. -Virginia Rubey

LINKEDIN DISCUSSIONS:
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Every pro AV association offers “education,” but what is fluff and what are the important courses? How do to do you cost-justify professional development?:
What will net neutrality mean for tech managers?:
3D: Hype or Innovation? What content needs to be available to make 3D indispensable?

TOP 3 AVTWEETS
Real Time IP Video Recording on the iPad? http://bit.ly/cJlHh1
AV Industry Consolidation Continues. How will it affect you? http://bit.ly/8XJwC2
HD Tells 3D: Bring it on. http://bit.ly/drheyF