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The State of AVI-SPL: A Dispatch From Tampa

by Chuck Ansbacher Tampa, FL—While there must be a family reunion somewhere that regularly posts a 300-plus headcount, it’s highly unlikely that said reunion also comes equipped with its own tradeshow. But then again, most families aren’t AVI-SPL—the integration behemoth with $550 million in 2011 revenues, and so

The Plow and The Field, Part 2

by Danny Maland (The screenshots used for illustrative purposes in this post were created with GPA 2.49, available here , and Room EQ Wizard 5, available here .) In Part 1, I spent some time talking about how it can be easy to reach for a tool that only “patches” an issue (as opposed to fixing something out

The Worst Kind of Problem

By Danny Maland So as not not tip my hand too early, I’m going to leave “Grandpa Maland’s Small Town Wisdom” for a bit later. You see, this post is meant more for the younger pups in the shop, and involves a short quiz that may be administered by one or several of the more seasoned pups. (We’re all pups in the end

The Khaki Invasion

by Todd McCandless I’m not one for circling wagons or cloud-based panic so I’ll spare you the impending doom speech because quite frankly I don’t see doom on the horizon—unless it’s in the shape of opportunity and I doubt that’s the case, as the Trojan Horse gambit is well out of the bag and most AV integrators are

The ROI Of Insurance

The economy of the past few years has caused many businesses to take a hard look at overall expenses and eliminate costs that they can survive without. Insurance premiums might seem like an easy expense to skip temporarily, but the risks heavily outweigh the monetary savings, said Scott Carroll, vice president and prog

The Law of Unintended Consequences

by Danny Maland My Dad is the product of a rural upbringing. Even though he “moved to the city,” he still has that small-town tendency of expressing wisdom in pithy sayings. Here's one of this favorites: “The Law of Unintended Consequences is that there are always unintended consequences.” My church and I have bee