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Some issues that the AV industry can't afford to ignore:

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, we throw out about 130,000 computers every day in the U.S.; more than 100 million cell phones are thrown out annually.

Samsung offers a serious 3D warning. They claim: "Some viewers may experience an epileptic seizure or stroke when exposed to certain flashing images or lights contained in certain television pictures or video games."

A study last year conducted by the Association for Computing Machinery shows that the gender gap in information technology is still pervasive. School mentors are one way to empower more women and girls to pursue IT and or computing tracks.


New Look by Margot Douaihy

As the decision makers in your organizations, you have nuanced knowledge of technology's pros and cons. You know it because you live with it, operate it, repair it (or pray for its demise). You are there when the auditorium mic doesn't work during graduation. You train new staffers on your network video. You may or ma

Demystifying Digital Terminology by Margot Douaihy

HDMI, CEC, EDID... Is the tornado of digital acronyms making you dizzy? This glossary of easy to understand definitions — provided by Crestron, edited by AVT — will help tech managers and your staff demystify digital media. Watch the video glossary of crestron.com/digitalmedia. CEC CEC stands for Consumer Electron

Top 10 End-User Products at DSE 2011 by Margot Douaihy

Commercial AV end-users are tasked with more day-to-day servicing and management of digital signage, while more in-house AV technicians are spec'ing their facility's solutions. End-users care about mobile interactivity and networkability, but the real Buying Decision Checklist is: ease-of-use for the whole st

Green AV University Debuts by Margot Douaihy

In its ongoing mission to help educate and empower AV professionals to embrace sustainable and green practices, Project Green AV has partnered with TCO Development to present a webinar series.  Green AV University: The What, Why & How of Sustainable AV was the inaugural webinar last week; it focused on the theory

The NAB Wrap Up by NAB Show Reporters

The NAB Show Daily News, the official newspaper of the NAB Show, offers a look at some of the top stories that made headlines at the 2012 NAB Show. For additional coverage of conference sessions and exhibitors on the show floor, visit nabshowdaily.com . In The News NAB's Smith Says 'We Can't Let Down Our Guard'

Facebook Privacy: Buyer Beware by Steve Cunningham

Last year I wrote about my students' use of Facebook as a primary means of communication amongst themselves and with me. I signed up several years ago, and students immediately began communicating with me via Facebook e-mail and postings on my Wall, often to the exclusion of the normal university e-mail system. Howeve

What happens when we run out of IP addresses? by Steve Cunningham

When compared to the country's continuing economic problems, this month's technical issue looks like small potatoes. Still, the fact that we're running out of IP addresses will affect anyone involved in classroom technology applications. It's true -- we really are running out of IP addresses, at least while we're usin

FERPA: Friend or Foe? by Steve Cunningham

Educational institutions are encrypting all mobile storage devices—including yours. This month I have another brief story of computer trouble, but this time it is not about a hard drive. I ran into a colleague this week who told me that the screen on his university-supplied laptop computer began to go black for no app