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Contract Mumbo Jumbo You Really Should Read
10 things integrators glaze over in the contracts they sign, but then pay for it.

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Spectrum Changes Pose Major Threat to Wireless Microphones
If too much space is sold off, somebody will have to lose. Still unknown...
Fight For Wireless Spectrum Space Generates Support Beyond A/V
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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.

Stricter California Lighting Standards Take Effect
The state of California’s updated Title 24 energy efficiency standards went into effect July 1. Commercial integrators should familiarize themselves with the changes, as well as how to capitalize on this push for greater lighting and energy savings.

The AIA Contract: Friend, Foe or Just a Lot of Reading?
One attorney and owner of a custom integration firm examines the the construction contracts offered by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Gefen Signs Brand Protection Agency for Pricing Regulation
Gefen and the Brand Protection Agency team up to oversee Gefen’s minimum advertised price policy.

Avoid Getting Your Mother or Your Business Sued
Are you being smart in protecting your business against lawsuits and liability? One lawyer and owner of a custom integration firm highlights tips, loopholes, and laws you should be aware of.

Hey Industry: ‘We’re All in this Together’
Frank conversations about business challenges mark this attendee’s 2014 NSCA BLC experience.

6 Steps to Legal IT Services Success
Integrating technology into law firms can present unique challenges. Here’s a cross examination.

Four Keys to Success in a Crowded UHF Broadcast Band
Are you ready for the future of wireless microphones?

Goodbye, Incandescent Light Bulbs
How to prepare for the final phase-out of incandescent bulbs, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

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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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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.

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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…

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'5 Strategies for Selling and Renewing Service Plans'.

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

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'Getting Over That Growth Hump: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself'.