If you’re like me, then you have a “Wall of Shame” at your install company – a wall that houses some of the nightmare work that you’ve pulled out of projects when you go in behind another “expert.” Our Wall is back in our offices, and is literally a wall with cabling pinned to it. It’s something for the staff to loo
This is an industry founded by self-proclaimed "tinkerers" whose favorite swag at trade shows is tiny screwdrivers -- or better yet, tiny screwdrivers with bright LED flashlights that make it possible to see tiny screws in dark equipment closets. So it's not entirely surprising that in good times and bad, the innovati
When people talk about the impending convergence of AV and IT, they're forgetting one thing. "We're the 'I' in 'IT' -- we're the audio and video. We're the information," emphasized David Silberstein, national product sales specialist, at Crestron's Rockleigh, NJ headquarters last week. If Crestron's expanding Digita
Recently I had the chance to traipse downtown and check out the NEC New York Showcase at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel. The first thing I noticed as I entered the ballroom was the growth of other manufacturer participants from last year. This year featured Crestron, Display Devices, KBZ, Kramer Electronics, Libery Wire
A demonstration of Meyer Sound's new Constellation Electroacoustic Architecture system at the company's Berkeley, CA headquarters offers an insight into how performance spaces will be used in future -- and how our industry might deal with a reduction in available wireless mic frequency bandwidth.