The panel joins host Tim Albright to discuss a number of AV issues, including unauthorized CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) prep books. In other news, Samsung and Apple are at each others throats again, to the surprise of absolutely no one. The group talks with Joshua Stackhouse about his recently acquired AV degree. In lighting news, Lutron is getting into the cloud
On this episode of AVNation.tv's AVWeek, guests George Tucker from World Stage and Bill Brown of Ideas for AV join host Tim Albright to discuss Crestron getting into the Microsoft Lync game. In addition, camera-maker Red is suing Sony for getting into the 4K game. Later, they ponder if it's time to lobby the HDMI Consortium for a Pro HDMI standard. The BBC asks if 3D is done, and the group discovers a sort of preventative maintenance for residential.
For over ten years Sound and Communications has produced a magazine called the IT/AV Report. The basics of the periodical are stories about how the IT and AV worlds are converging. I hesitate to use that word because of the careless way in which it has been thrown around in our industry. However, converge is the best definition of what has gone on. A better one may be takeover, but that’s too pessimistic for me, so let’s stick with convergence.
This episode of AVWeek has guests George Tucker of WorldStage and Craig MacCormack from Commercial Integrator magazine join host Tim Albright. The gang goes over the new technologies being released at ISE and discusses if US AV fans should take the trip to the show. They look back on the 30 year history of the MIDI standard, and talk about Cisco’s sale of Linksys, as well as Logitech’s desire to sell Harmony. They also share some of Grant Clauser’s 4K love.
This week's episode of AVWeek features Dawn Meade from Net-AV, George Tucker of World Stage, and Adrian Boyd from Avitecture. Along with host Tim Albright, the panel wonders if we're moving into a world of media-less content? If so, what will the AV community need to do to get ready? Next, is technology the most trustworthy occupation? In addition, the group is asked, "would you rather have an OLED or 4K display? How about both?"
Everyone one of us has been there, with racks of gear installed and the shadows growing long on the rear lawn, the final run through and system QC is stuck - a bugaboo is stopping all operation. The homeowner is eagerly waiting to sign off and get you out of their home for the first time in three months. The other trades have begun pointing to you as the cause of the trouble and cost overages. You can just hear the security installer gravely telling the homeowner: "..if you had let me