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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
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Newcomers Excited to Be on Almo E4 AV Tour
Comprehensive Cable, Tascam and Tightrope Media join distributor, part of Boston stop.
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SIA, NSCA Launch Partner Alliance for Safer Schools
SIA PASS to develop guidelines for use of electronic security and life safety equipment in schools.

Who Are the Talent Standouts of 2014?
CI is celebrating the best and brightest the industry has to offer—but we need your help to find them.

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.

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.



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Flashback Friday: 7 Spooky Technologies (Still?) Frightening CIs

For this week's edition of Flashback Friday, take a look at what technologies were giving installers and manufacturers the willies just one year ago. AVB, HDBaseT, 4K, wireless video ... are you any more comfortable with these technologies in 2014?

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24 High-Tech Halloween Costumes
Audio-Technica Presents ‘How to Mic a Zombie’
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Flashback Friday: 7 Spooky Technologies (Still?) Frightening CIs

For this week's edition of Flashback Friday, take a look at what technologies were giving installers and manufacturers the willies just one year ago. AVB, HDBaseT, 4K, wireless video ... are you any more comfortable with these technologies in 2014?

24 High-Tech Halloween Costumes
Advanced Places Projection in Back, Control Up Front
Digital Signage Gets Spooky at 14-Acre Sports Complex
Inside Atlanta’s High-Profile Security Control Rooms
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