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  • Friday, June 19, 2015
    Daniel L. Newman 06/19/15 07:09 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   The integration business can be a fickle place. Factors such as seasonality, dependence on government spending and the way the overall economy can influence spending can present unique challenges for businesses. With the potential for such volatility, commercial integrators are faced with cash flow issues. Most CIs have accounting departments, but cash flow is a different animal. Cash flow is unique because an organization can be generating strong profits but have no… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogProductionAudioAVBusinessInstallation

  • Thursday, May 07, 2015
    Daniel L. Newman 05/07/15 11:49 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   It only took the industry a few years to figure out how to utilize the iPad in a meaningful way to improve the user experience of audio-visual technology. This isn’t a knock on AV, its just a fact. Most of the early iterations of iPad control and integration left something to be desired. The good news is we have moved past that. Today, Android and iOS are part of our life. In… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessDigitalEthernetInterconnectNetworkingRemote

  • Thursday, April 02, 2015
    Daniel L. Newman 04/02/15 12:53 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   In the world of systems integration, talking about the diminishing margin in hardware starts to feel like the movie “Groundhog Day.” We all know it is an issue, we all feel it in our bottom lines, but we struggle to bridge the shifting economics. While we all have a blast talking about our problems, can we agree it is more fun — or at least more productive — to solve them? In… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEducationInstallationSoftwareSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Friday, March 13, 2015
    George Tucker 03/13/15 08:45 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   “Rock ‘n’ roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.”—attributed to Frank Sinatra (via INS news service). Dear Ol’ Blue Eyes may have had the advantage of good looks and a mellow voice, but his statement was both truth and a misunderstanding of the form. Rock was a break from the previous fanciful forms, speaking to gritty realities and desires. The origins of… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogAVBusinessInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Friday, February 27, 2015
    PSW Staff 02/27/15 02:32 PM,
    NSCA has announced the winners of the first-ever Excellence in Product Innovation awards, a new recognition program for products that have a significant impact on systems integrators. Any manufacturer that produces low-voltage products for installation by integrators in the commercial space was eligible to apply for this award. The awards were announced on February 26 in Tampa, FL, at NSCA’s 17th annual Business & Leadership Conference. One winner was named in each of the following categories, along with an overall… View this story
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  • Thursday, February 12, 2015
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    George Tucker 02/12/15 11:22 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   It was not long before the sweets. Looked not at all like donut treats. They’d lost their taste, they’d lost their soul. They’d even lost their donut hole! —“The Donut Chef” “The Donut Chef,” by Bob Staake, is the story of two chefs who compete for business on the same block. In an ever-increasing frenzy to offer the most unique versions both chefs begin to lose their way. Finally one chef realizes… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogAVBusinessEducationInterconnectSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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    Daniel L. Newman 01/20/15 07:03 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   The 80/20 rule applies to many, many things in business. One is that 80 percent of your business comes from 20 percent of your clients — so what does this mean for your future business? Just like your existing business, your future business (read: profits) will also come from a small percentage of clients. But are those future profits going to come from the clients you already have, or the ones you… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014
    Daniel L. Newman 12/11/14 03:22 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   Been to an InfoComm show lately? If you have, something you may notice is that the average age at the show is, well, let’s be PC and say not young. For many that have been around the business for some time, they may not have noticed the age creep taking place, but for many who come year after year and see the same faces you may have seen a wrinkle or two… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEducationEngineerInstallationNetworkingSoftwareTechnician

  • Monday, October 13, 2014
    George Tucker 10/13/14 09:49 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana “Those who reject the achievement of past innovations are due a smack.” — George Tucker Ours is an industry driven by change. Margins and growth are, more often than not, based on a premise of installing what’s new in place of the old. We post with the glee of an Aztec priest holding the still-beating heart of the… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEducationEthernetInterconnectNetworkingRemoteSignalTechnician

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014
    Frank Federman 09/11/14 01:37 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   It’s a truism that almost nothing is 100 percent efficient; a measure of the inefficiency of most devices we deal with is how much heat they produce. Heat is energy that has been lost for one reason or another and is not available to do the task at hand, whether that is moving our car along the road, moving a loudspeaker’s cone to produce sound, or moving large quantities of 1’s and… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierAnalogAVDigitalInstallationInterconnectPowerProcessorTechnician