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Blog: Don’t Forget We Need to Learn Basics in the A/V Industry.
Other industries -- like IBEW, ASHRE, and AIA -- insist on certifications and credentials. Indeed, you need them in order to get a job. The A/V industry, despite education offered by NSCA and InfoComm, does not have such requirements.

Blog: Technical Specs: Is the Truth Out There?
Technical specifications often contain incorrect or misleading information. You have to do a little investigating and some networking to discover the truth about what you are buying.

Obamacare Boosts the Need for Digital Menus
New laws and innovations in digital signage are changing the entire dining experience.

Blog: Measure AND Listen
You must have reference data and a plan for listening and comparing when measuring the performance of a sound system.

A Room that Allows Perfect Sound? Let Me Know When You Find One
To create the best sound system for a room: ascertain as precisely as feasible the specific functionality that is needed and start with the assumption that you won’t be getting what you really want from the physical space. Plan to create workarounds and cost effective solutions to the problems you simply cannot fix.

Introducing Frederick J. Ampel, TechDecisions, Chief AV Advisor
Introducing Frederick J. Ampel, TechDecisions, Chief AV Advisor. We have come to depend on Frederick’s expertise so much that we decided to make his presence more formal. In his new advisory role as TechDecisions, Chief Audio Adviser, Frederick will be sounding off in a weekly blog as well as answering any of your audio questions, contributing articles and vetting all things audio.

Blog: Digital Signage and…Puppies?
Creating and managing content, and financing the cost of replacement or repair work, all these things are involved in the cost of digital signage.

Blog: The Evil Empire of the Marketing Department
Product press releases always make bold claims. That's a doubled edged sword.

Blog: My ‘Automation vs Control’ Pet Peeve
Integrator Mark Coxon explains the very important between control and automation, two terms that are often confused and abused.

TechDecisions Media is Growing Fast
Since its launch in January 2012, over 35,000 A/V and IT decision makers have accessed the six editorial sites that comprise TechDecisions Media within the corporate, hospitality, higher education, K-12, worship, and healthcare vertical markets, says Cindy Davis, editor-in-chief of TechDecisions Media.

Top 3 Areas Control and Automation Have an Immediate Impact at Your Company
Simply organizing how devices and room environments are used gives your people the chance to work with the best equipment for them and in a room best designed to help them reach their goals.

Streaming Video Gaining a Unique Foothold in the Funeral Industry
Tim Tuntland of Litehouse LLC has created a new business offering in which he offers stream video production for funerals.

Videoconferencing Etiquette Can Mean the Difference Between a Success and a Failure
Make sure your videoconferencing project isn't torpedoed by bad behavior.

Streaming Video Online for Corporate Use Gets Better, Faster and Cheaper
For quick and small projects, the free and low-cost Web video services are surprisingly flexible and robust for your video needs.

Consultants Versus Design/Build Integrators: The Down Side
Making that all important decision whether to hire a design consultant or to go with a design/build integrator depends on a careful evaluation of what could go wrong.

Our article explains the considerations you need to keep in mind to create a video surveillance system at your company.