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
Like it or loathe it, 3D video is going to be hard to avoid at InfoComm 09. Even before the show has begun, the prospects for 3D were among the topics under discussion at Insight Media’s Projection Summit – the traditional curtain-raiser conference at which industry leaders discuss emerging video technologies and their likely impact on the way integrators do business.
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
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
For the third year in a row, I have been sitting on the judging panel for the CEDIA Region 1 Awards. These reward excellence in system design and installation in a range of different categories, including home theater, marine projects, and integrated homes. This year there were over 90 entries, which was a record, and
In recent years, many audio and video manufacturers in the consumer, recording, MI, or just about any space began to show more than a little interest in the market that seemed like it just wouldn't quit: commercial installation. Today it looks like they made the right guess. As for the AV integrators themselves, compa