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An AV Guy's Guide to Talking IT
By no means a thorough resource, more of cheat-sheet, this quick glossary of IT terms will at least help AV integrators demonstrate some basic network knowledge when speaking to their clients' CIOs and IT directors.

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5 Strategies for Selling and Renewing Service Plans
When it comes to selling network-maintenance service, many firms can't close the deal... or...
Are Tech-Trained Millennials the Right Hire for AV Integrators?
The AV industry could be in the midst of an identity crisis. Consider opening...
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Tales of the Mentors Who Made Us Who We Are
CI, along with InfoComm, NSCA's Chuck Wilson and Zdi's Jay McArdle, takes a step back to appreciate the mentors who get young, tech-savvy professionals excited about a career in the integration industry.

Redefining the Control Systems Programmer
The control system represents the biggest variable in the overall outcome of an integrated AV system. Isn't it time we paid more attention, respect and — let's face it, money — to control system programming?

An AV Guy’s Guide to ‘Talking IT’
By no means a thorough resource, more of cheat-sheet, this quick glossary of IT terms will at least help AV integrators demonstrate some basic network knowledge when speaking to their clients' CIOs and IT directors.

What Are You Thinking… Seeking RMR From Yesteryear’s Trends?
What does the iPhone 6 have to do with recurring monthly revenue (RMR)? Find out in this month's installment of What Are You Thinking from columnist Daniel Newman.

5 Strategies for Selling and Renewing Service Plans
When it comes to selling network-maintenance service, many firms can't close the deal... or they fail to renew contracts. Here are the steps to change that, from Pakedge's own Benson Chan.

Getting Over That Growth Hump: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
Executive director Chuck Wilson examines how to emerge past your company's growth plateau, and if bigger truly is always better, in this NSCA video question of the week.

Are Tech-Trained Millennials the Right Hire for AV Integrators?
The AV industry could be in the midst of an identity crisis. Consider opening the door to team members who know all about emerging tech... and why people want it.

What This Crestron Pyng Thing Means for Commercial Automation
At last week's CEDIA Expo, Crestron released Pyng, its brand new home control and automation application. What lessons from Pyng can we apply to the commercial automation market?

Novelty’s Limitations: A Eulogy For Older Technologies
Limitations can inspire more creative solutions all while keeping the client experience high, and reducing costs. Take a good look at what was necessary in the past in order to create more efficient systems today.

What I Personally Learned at InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference
AV Nation founder and automation programmer shares clear business lessons learned during InfoComm's second annual gathering of C-level AV executives.



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Tales of the Mentors Who Made Us Who We Are

CI, along with InfoComm, NSCA's Chuck Wilson and Zdi's Jay McArdle, takes a step back to appreciate the mentors who get young, tech-savvy professionals excited about a career in the integration industry.

Redefining the Control Systems Programmer
An AV Guy's Guide to Talking IT
What Are You Thinking… Seeking RMR From Yesteryear’s Trends?
5 Strategies for Selling and Renewing Service Plans
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Flashback Friday: 7 Super-Scary Wiring Scenarios

Chances are, when this story was published one year ago, you didn't learn anything from our Halloween-themed gallery of scary wiring scenarios. But hopefully it made you feel great about your own company's wiring techniques. Check it out for this week's edition of Flashback Friday.

InFocus LiteShow 4 Transmits Digital Content to Projectors & Displays
ESPN Makes Digital Splash with Eye-Popping SportsCenter Upgrade
How Boston College Gets Fans off Comfy Couches, onto Metal Benches
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Campuses Banking on Emergency Notification, Upgrades

A survey from CI sister publication Campus Safety shows that one in two campus protection professionals say their institutions plan on or are considering deploying new/upgraded emergency alert solutions in the next year.

Webcast: Unscrambling Your AVB, HDBaseT Questions
White Paper: Technology Brief on Control Rooms
White Paper: The Voice: How to Design Emergency Communication Systems with Announcements
White Paper: Digital Signs of the Times
White Paper: A Snapshot of the Onsite Freelance & Contractor Workforce
Webcast: 7 Ways an Integrator Can Save Clients Money on Utility Costs
White Paper: 3 Dazzling LED Panel Implementations
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