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Do Young, Tech-Trained Professionals Want a Career in AV?
The answer is yes, but they might not know what jobs exist. NSCA is working with ESPA and 22 technical schools to educate students about electronic systems careers, and some integrators are going right to the source through internships.

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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...
Newcomers Excited to Be on Almo E4 AV Tour
Comprehensive Cable, Tascam and Tightrope Media join distributor, part of Boston stop.
The Rise and Reign of Verticalization
Could a stronger focus on specific verticals be one of the means to growth...


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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.

Do Young, Tech-Trained Professionals Want a Career in AV?
The answer is yes, but they might not know what jobs exist. NSCA is working with ESPA and 22 technical schools to educate students about electronic systems careers, and some integrators are going right to the source through internships.

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.

Take NSCA Survey, Help Update Compensation & Benefits Report
NSCA to collect data on company background, staffing, employee benefits, compensation, and sales at integration firms through October 24.

Newcomers Excited to Be on Almo E4 AV Tour
Comprehensive Cable, Tascam and Tightrope Media join distributor, part of Boston stop.

How Much Are Your RMR Accounts Really Worth?
We talk a lot about the value of recurring monthly revenue (RMR) in building your business valuation and developing an exit strategy. Here are three big mistakes dealers make that hurt their RMR account valuations.

AVI-SPL Sells Hotel, Equipment Rental, Event Production Division
Freeman Audio Visual has acquired AVI-SPL's hotel, rental and event production services division, adding to its many production services brands.

SIA Presents at ASIS: Talking to Stakeholders and Outsiders
At this week's ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Atlanta, the Security Industry Association (SIA) explored the benefits of talking to outside integrators and end users when beginning a large security integration project.

USAV Leaders Emphasize Need to Adapt
As the integration world continues to change, those who embrace that change will fare best.

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.



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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?

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ESPN Makes Digital Splash with $178 Million SportsCenter Upgrade

Integrator WorldStage upgrades ESPN's SportsCenter digital studio, complete with a video floor, virtual technology, two touchscreens, a 56 LED multi-dimensional monitor wall and the ability to do live and pre-produced segments simultaneously.

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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
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Recent comments

Thanks for your comment, Alan. I understand and appreciate your frustration about the pictures and belief…

Posted by D. Craig MacCormack on 2014 10 14 · commented on
'Inside Look: Long Island Railroad's Hiperwall Command Center Unveiled'.

Too bad the pictures only show a promo of IntraLogic and no real or simulated picture of what was used during…

Posted by Alan M Hoffberg on 2014 10 14 · commented on
'Inside Look: Long Island Railroad's Hiperwall Command Center Unveiled'.

Benson - nicely done.  This is a trend in some of the smarter integrators in AV, but needs the kind of…

Posted by dave fahrbach on 2014 10 10 · commented on
'5 Strategies for Selling and Renewing Service Plans'.

For sure it’s not always better! Maybe just selling better!

Posted by Argis on 2014 10 06 · commented on
'Getting Over That Growth Hump: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself'.