By Heather L. Sidorowicz March 27, 2014
You can build on top of anything, but if you want your structure to
last, you must first have a solid foundation. Short cuts will only lead
to cracks in the walls or ultimately to the demise of building.
By John Sciacca March 25, 2014
We have been steadily plugging along at our mega install job, getting
all the gear racked in, terminating all the wiring, installing all the
touchpanels, hanging the projector and screen, and programming and
testing all the systems and subsystems. All told, we have 109 Gigabit
networking ports on this project.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki March 24, 2014
Dave Daniels’ mission was to frighten his audience. Not in the way that would send dealer members of the Azione Unlimited buying group screaming out the doors of the Hard Rock Hotel, but just enough to keep them awake at night pondering the future viability of the custom integration business.
By Heather L. Sidorowicz March 19, 2014
If you went to CES or sat on the snow-covered sidelines (like me), you
know that wearable tech is on the rise. Personally, I find the entry
into the field fascinating and have recently acquired a Fitbit. It was a
Valentine's gift from my husband; it’s the new jewelry!
By Todd Anthony Puma March 19, 2014
I love springtime. Not only is the weather getting nicer, but it is a
great opportunity to sell some outdoor AV gear. Even better for me,
during the winter months most of my work is in Manhattan, with a
two-plus hour commute each way, expensive bridges and tolls, lots of
gas, $40 parking, and difficult building regulations to work with.
By John Sciacca March 18, 2014
When I started off as an installer, new clients would frequently ask my
opinion on whether I thought they should go with cable or satellite.
(Over-the-air antenna is not really an option in our area. Unless you
really like watching all ETV all the time, in which case, brother, we’ve
got you covered!) My pat response was that our systems were technology
agnostic; they would work fine with either one, and it was really just a
matter of personal preference.
By Brendan Morrissey March 17, 2014
Many tech-savvy integrators have done an excellent job of establishing
dynamic and effective websites. They know that providing searchable
inventory, current sales promotions, embedded video, clear contact
information, directions, maps and other features helps turn their
websites into impactful gateways to sales.
By Heather L. Sidorowicz March 13, 2014
Some AV integrators are consistently on the quest for the right solutions and others are just doing a job.
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.