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Alan C. Brawn

Alan C. Brawn CTS, ISF, ISF-C, DSCE, DSDE. DCME, is the principal of Brawn Consulting.

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Alan's Latest Blog Posts

pro AV, AV integration

The History of Pro AV Part 2: AV Integration Experts Need Support!

The AV integration industry could use some more support from manufacturers, according to Alan Brawn in the second part of his history of pro AV.

Vintage tv concept

The History of Pro AV: Part 1

Times have changed since George Feldstein first designed button panel remotes. Still, future success in AV integration requires grasp of the history of pro AV.

AV certifications

How To Determine Which AV Industry Certifications Are Most Valuable

AV industry certifications can benefit professionals in a myriad of ways, from helping them earn higher wages to providing greater career opportunties, but it is important to know which certifications are most valuable to careers and businesses.

Alan's Latest Posts

nationwide service provider, AV service providers, AV services

The Heaviest Gorilla in the Room This Year, According to Alan Brawn

Your real value goes far beyond the hardware you have traditionally sold. Look at your watch, it is time to change towards AV services.

pro AV certifications

AV Certifications: Finding the Right Ones at the Right Time

If you are certified in one area, look to the next progression up the pro AV certifications ladder, because we should never stop developing our skills.

DSF Educator of the Year, digital signage award

DSF Educator of the Year: More Than Another Award

The DSF Educator of the Year digital signage award honors someone who’s impact is felt throughout the community. Know someone who fits that bill?

8K resolution aspect ratio, 4K

We May Not Need 8K Resolution Right Now, But We’re Sunk if We Don’t Prep For It

Does the AV industry truly need to worry about 8K resolution right now? You can only answer that with a complex answer, but suffice it to say: yes AND no.

AV integration, pro AV

Here’s Why It’s OK to Vent About AV Being Underappreciated

It’s OK to vent frustrations about AV being underappreciated as long as AV professionals know our value, actively listen to customers and evolve our solutions.

pro AV, AV integration

The History of Pro AV Part 2: AV Integration Experts Need Support!

The AV integration industry could use some more support from manufacturers, according to Alan Brawn in the second part of his history of pro AV.

Vintage tv concept

The History of Pro AV: Part 1

Times have changed since George Feldstein first designed button panel remotes. Still, future success in AV integration requires grasp of the history of pro AV.

AV jobs, AV employees, AV techs

Why Great AV Employees Quit Their Jobs (And How to Prevent Them From Leaving)

AV employees: whether they’re techs, reps, or managers, are hard to hold onto. Here’s what you need to do to retain top AV talent.

AV certifications

How To Determine Which AV Industry Certifications Are Most Valuable

AV industry certifications can benefit professionals in a myriad of ways, from helping them earn higher wages to providing greater career opportunties, but it is important to know which certifications are most valuable to careers and businesses.

InfoComm 2018, AVIXA, InfoComm, AV industry

2 Simple Lessons for Getting the Most Out of InfoComm 2018

Alan Brawn, a veteran to the AV industry and most of its trade shows, says integrators need to go into InfoComm 2018 knowing their worth.