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D. Craig MacCormack, Editor-at-Large

Craig MacCormack is a veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering local and national news and sports as well as architecture and engineering before moving into his current role. He joined Commercial Integrator in January 2011.

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D. Craig's Latest Blog Posts

AV integrators, tech integrators, coopetition, AV projects

AV Integrators Becoming Increasingly Fond of ‘Coopetition’ to Get the Big AV Projects Done

AV integrators working with competitors is more common. We looked deeper into two recent examples of how coopetition works (and how it works well).

Devices, monitoring technology, wearable technology

Wearable Technology Is Getting More Intuitive Every Day—and That Freaks Me Out

From devices that analyze your mood to ones that read your mind, we’re heading toward a time when our monitoring technology knows more about us than we do.

Virtual Reality, Bunny Ranch, VR

VR at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada: World’s Oldest Profession Embraces New Technology

The Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada implements new ways of helping their clients achieve the happiness they desire using virtual reality (VR).

D. Craig's Latest Posts

Searchlight Capital Partners, Lutron, Cambridge Sound Management, AV industry

Mitel in Agreement to be Acquired by Searchlight Capital Partners for $2 Billion

Latest blockbuster deal re: Searchlight Capital Partners continues string of AV industry mega-mergers that started in early 2016 when Mitel wanted Polycom.

AV integrators, tech integrators, coopetition, AV projects

AV Integrators Becoming Increasingly Fond of ‘Coopetition’ to Get the Big AV Projects Done

AV integrators working with competitors is more common. We looked deeper into two recent examples of how coopetition works (and how it works well).

Crestron Masters

Crestron Masters Vets Say More AV Manufacturers Should Follow Their Lead

2018 Crestron Masters event attracted 900 people—and organizers want to see it grow even more. Attendees say more companies should do something similar.

Verrex, Lisa Hensle

‘Strong, Powerful & Confident:’ Lisa Hensle’s Approach to Life (and Her Job at Verrex)

After losing her husband and child to pancreatic cancer, Verrex global managed services account exec. Lisa Hensle dedicates herself to doing good.

Devices, monitoring technology, wearable technology

Wearable Technology Is Getting More Intuitive Every Day—and That Freaks Me Out

From devices that analyze your mood to ones that read your mind, we’re heading toward a time when our monitoring technology knows more about us than we do.

Conference Technologies, AVSIGroup

Conference Technologies, Inc., Acquires Houston-Based AVSIGroup

Conference Technologies acquisition of AVSIGroup continues company’s growth across the U.S. through both organic means and outside the organization.

PSNI Global Alliance, Labuskes

PSNI Global Alliance Extends Global Reach with Members in China, Poland and Sweden

PSNI Global Alliance network reaches 50 members in 19 countries with latest new affiliates, increasing group’s coverage around the world.

Newseum, CEI,

CEI Grabs Headlines Even Today for Its Design and AV Integration at Newseum

Washington, D.C.-area AV integrator CEI says Newseum installation has been a huge boost to the business for more than a decade.

Virtual Reality, Bunny Ranch, VR

VR at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada: World’s Oldest Profession Embraces New Technology

The Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada implements new ways of helping their clients achieve the happiness they desire using virtual reality (VR).

New Era Technology, Advanced AV

Advanced AV Officially Becomes New Era Technology

Transition to New Era Technology from Advanced AV spells opportunities beyond AV, including collaboration, data networking, security and cloud solutions.