By John Sciacca March 11, 2014
Kaleidescape’s big news this past week was the appointment of Cheena Srinivasan to the role of CEO
I’ve been working with Cheena, one of Kaleidescape’s co-founders, since
2003 when I was one of the first reviewers selected to review the
Kaleidescape system. I’ve also spoken and met with him many times since
and I’ve no doubt that Cheena is the exact right man for the job.
By Todd Anthony Puma March 11, 2014
I was just watching Shark Tank on ABC the other night. While most
reality TV is not for me, I like to see how people pitch their
businesses to the Sharks. Robert Herjavec made a comment that rang true
to me. He said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but
expecting difference results.” It’s a common saying.
By Heather L. Sidorowicz March 06, 2014
How do get there? If you missed me last week, it is because I was on
vacation and it, my friends, was wonderful. My kids are still kids, and
I took a moment from my crazy life and enjoyed them. Yes, I checked in
once a day, but I trusted my people to handle situations and call me if
anything got out of hand.
By Lindsey Adler March 06, 2014
The Luxury Technology Show launched this week in Manhattan, a new exhibition targeting the upper echelon of consumers. Of course, audio and video manufacturers had a strong presence. By all accounts the young show was a great success, judging by the engaged attendee turnout. Personally, I found it to be an excellent opportunity to spend some closer time with companies I know well and those that I want to know better. I also learned about a few new ones—some of which, while outside the realm of AV, were still fascinating to see.
By John Sciacca March 05, 2014
The Simpsons re-ran an earlier episode on piracy the night of the Oscars
which perfectly articulated my blog. Enjoy quotes from the episode
liberally sprinkled throughout.
By Todd Anthony Puma March 04, 2014
There are many ways to run your business and build scale. As an owner,
you can hire more staff, pay overtime to existing employees, use “spot
labor” (hourly people you pay only when needed), or outsource various
By Lou Chavez February 27, 2014
In the works for more than two years—and released last September—UL’s 2802 Performance Testing Standard for Camera Image Quality defines a method to assess video image quality through a series of performance-based tests that are conducted on production digital cameras.
By Todd Anthony Puma February 26, 2014
I kept hearing the arguments from industry colleagues that Sonos was so great and that I had to give it a shot. I knew it didn’t sound as good as it could and because I take pride on educating myself and staying open minded about products and technologies, I decided I had to give it the ol' Pepsi Challenge.
By John Sciacca February 25, 2014
Perhaps other than Sports Illustrated or Hooters, no industry is as
proud of their racks as ours. (OK, that will be the only rack
double-entendre, I promise!) The delivery and trimming of the AV rack often indicates nearing the
job’s completion, and a clean, tight rack is a mark of pride for many
By Heather L. Sidorowicz February 19, 2014
You’ve social networked, you’ve established your marketing plan, and
your advertising has paid off. You have an honest-to-goodness sales
lead. It is time to quote a project.