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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

Unless you parse the press releases and news stories carefully while reading, you’d think that the world was going HTML5 tomorrow. -Jan Ozer

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

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

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?

Real Time IP Video Recording on the iPad?
AV Industry Consolidation Continues. How will it affect you?
HD Tells 3D: Bring it on.


New Projector Survey Results Are Surprising

From the recent AV-1 Forum: Have you ever asked a question to which you were certain that you already knew the answer? On this week’s survey, we thought we had done just that.  Expecting to hear that one particular brand of projector, when coupled with one particular control system manufacturer, would cause periodic

InfoComm Hosts AV Technology Conference

Looking for education, networking and a chance to see new AV products? Then plan to attend InfoComm International’s one-day end user conference San Diego, October 20. Who Should Attend AV Technology Today? If you are responsible for purchasing or overseeing the installation, integration or operations of technology

Registration Opens for The AV Technology Today Conferences

Discover what awaits at the upcoming AV Technology Conferences. Watch the recorded sessions from InfoComm's AV Technology Today in Atlanta, March 2011! Upcoming AV Technology Today Conferences Chicago September 21, 2011 The Congress Plaza Hotel San Diego October 20, 2011 Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel Top

Cisco Acquires Tandberg

Cisco will have completed its acquisition of Norwegian video company Tandberg once the compulsory acquisition for the company's remaining shares is closed. Cisco is acquiring the firm for $3.3 billion -- after its initial offer of $3 billion was rejected by shareholders. The compulsory acquisition will be effective at

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Configured Control for Live Events

At the November 28th InfoComm/Rental & Staging Roadshow that will take place in Washington D.C., one of the Presenters will be Drew Taylor of High Resolution Systems, who will present “Configured Control for Live Events”, talking about new generation control systems for live events that now allow the user to quickly navigate the user interface that hides nothing and allows the user to view, edit, and have full control and flexibility of their control system. So a “configured control system” is now within reach of the average stager. How do they work?

Dell Gains Ground in Q2 PC Market

PC demand continues to defy economic and financial woes, with worldwide unit shipments growing by 14.5 percent in the second quarter of 2008 compared to the same period a year earlier to reach 70.2 million units. There were no changes

Cisco Sets Sights on Global Events Industry

Cisco announced to the world press its strategic approach to revitalize the global events industry. Cisco's press conference and roundtable included telepresence and WebEx participation from Cisco execs and press members from around the world. Hots spots such as New York, London, and New Orleans beamed HD-quality ima