Test Driving SnapAV’s New Araknis Networking Gear

By Todd Anthony Puma | July 21, 2016

One of the great things about being affiliated with the press is all of the cool new toys I get to play with! Last month SnapAV sent me some of its newer Araknis networking hardware to try out: a router, an eight-port Websmart PoE switch, and two AC WAPs. I spent some time playing around with the gear and was pretty impressed.

What’s Happened to Luxury Video?

By John Sciacca | July 20, 2016

When you think about our industry—especially the high end of it—there is no shortage of luxury products in virtually every category. But where’s the luxury video?

Why the Pokémon Go Phenomenon Matters to Integrators

By Heather L. Sidorowicz | July 14, 2016

As my husband and I sat on our front porch sipping a red wine, we saw our neighbor—the father of our babysitters, husband to our daughter’s violin teacher, an awkwardly tall, extremely likable guy—meandering down our dead-end street with his arm extended holding up his smartphone. 

The Challenge of Tech Chaser Clients

By Todd Anthony Puma | July 12, 2016

Our clients today have a plethora of information at their fingertips, and many Tech Chasers know just enough to be dangerous. They read tech blogs and want all the cool things they’ve been hearing about — like SmartThings, Lutron Caseta, Harmony remotes, smart TVs, and Sonos. The dangerous part is that they don’t know how difficult or impossible these things are to integrate. 

Working Less and Producing More

By Henry Clifford | July 11, 2016

I’ve noticed Americans often pride themselves on how many hours they work. It’s a badge of honor to brag about pulling an all-nighter or staying out late and coming in early. As my birthdays tick by, it’s become increasingly obvious to me how broken this method of scorekeeping is.

Guaranteed Way to Get Paid Faster

By John Sciacca | July 7, 2016

I have a running “joke” with my business partner, Al. He’ll tell me how big of a job he just sold, and then I’ll tell him that until we get paid, it isn’t sold, it’s a gift.

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