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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

Facial Recognition

The Pros and Cons of Facial Recognition Technology in AV

Certainly, there are places and reasons why facial recognition can help but do we really need it in sports arenas, donut shops and even shopping malls?

Labuskes, InfoComm 2019

AVIXA CEO David Labuskes Enjoys the InfoComm 2019 Whirlwind

From two breakfasts in one day to multiple manufacturer-sponsored events every night, AVIXA CEO David Labuskes didn’t sleep much during InfoComm 2019.

End users at InfoComm, InfoComm 2019

More End Users at InfoComm Means Integrators Are Grabbing Booths

InfoComm 2019 represented a shift in the makeup of companies who are exhibiting their wares. That shift is likely to get even more pronounced in the future.

D. Craig's Latest Posts

Spinitar

Spinitar Meeting Room Overhaul Helps Customers and Employees

New AV at Spinitar HQ means no more fighting for meeting space or crowding around desks. Refresh also shows customers what’s possible in their offices.

MXA910

Shure Files Lawsuit Against ClearOne for Patent Infringement and Intentionally Misleading Customers

ClearOne representative calls the claims regarding MXA910 product line ‘frivolous’ and says Shure’s ‘desperate lawsuit’ is ‘without merit.’

Diversified Academy

Diversified Academy Helps Military Veterans Transition to Pro AV Careers

New eight-week Diversified Academy based at Fort Bragg will teach men and women ending their military service the skills to be entry-level AV technicians.

AV integration industry

The ‘Super Integrator:’ AV Integration Industry Responds to Global Demand

In the AV integration industry, it’s not just large firms that need to grow globally. But how can smaller firms compete with the “mega integrator?”

Apollo 11 50th, Washington Monument

National Air and Space Museum and Poly Celebrate Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

From projection of Apollo 11 on the Washington Monument to a nostalgic look at the headsets at the center of history, it’s a big week for space enthusiasts.

Congress

AV Integrator Thomas DePace Testifies for Congress, Seeks Quicker Payment for Government AV Work

Advance Sound Company COO and senior engineering manager Thomas DePace, a CI 40 Influencers Under 40 alum, gets 5 minutes to testify to U.S. Congress and advocate for quicker payments to small business on government installs.

Facial Recognition

The Pros and Cons of Facial Recognition Technology in AV

Certainly, there are places and reasons why facial recognition can help but do we really need it in sports arenas, donut shops and even shopping malls?

Artificial Intelligence, Solutions360, AI Solution

Solutions360 President Working with Canada Universities on AI Solution for AV Companies

Solutions360 president Brad Dempsey targeting InfoComm 2020 for launch of prototype of artificial intelligence solution aimed at low-voltage contractors.

Electrosonic,

Electrosonic Helps World’s Largest Interactive Museum ‘Deliver the Impossible’

Sheikh Abdullah al Salem Cultural Centre earns Electrosonic accolades for installation, including over 250 exhibits in four sites.

Dream Hotel, entertainment tech, South Central A\V

South Central A\V Pushes the Definition of Hospitality Experiences for Dream Hotel

Nashville flagship location of Dream Hotel enjoys a wealth of audio, video and lighting solutionsfrom South Central A\V for many entertainment tech options.