Spotlight on InfoComm 2019


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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 demographics

A Closer Look at Why CI’s AV Demographics Survey Might Have Offended Those Who Took It

Here’s what should have been included in CI’s demographic survey to get a fuller picture of those who work within the walls of CI World Headquarters.

Tariff

Navigating Trump Tech Tariffs Is About Relationships with Partners and Customers

Now that the U.S. has implemented a 25% tariff on $50B in Chinese imports, here’s hoping integrators had the uncomfortable conversations about what’s next.

Patrick Whipkey, USAV Group

Patrick Whipkey ‘Excited Again’ to ‘Have Direct Impact’ on AV Industry As USAV Group Director

After almost 10 years with IMS Technology Services, Patrick Whipkey focuses on building USAV Group memberships across the country.

D. Craig's Latest Posts

AV demographics

A Closer Look at Why CI’s AV Demographics Survey Might Have Offended Those Who Took It

Here’s what should have been included in CI’s demographic survey to get a fuller picture of those who work within the walls of CI World Headquarters.

MedToMarket, Health Care Technology

MedToMarket is Taking Health Care Technology in Innovative New Directions

MedToMarket merges stakeholders, end users and entrepreneurs under one roof — the challenge is finding the right health care technology to accommodate it.

Tariff

Navigating Trump Tech Tariffs Is About Relationships with Partners and Customers

Now that the U.S. has implemented a 25% tariff on $50B in Chinese imports, here’s hoping integrators had the uncomfortable conversations about what’s next.

Diversified, Rutledge AV. T-21 Technologies, Emerald Expositions, AV integration, VITEC

Diversified Closer to Becoming $1B AV Company with Rutledge AV Acquisition

CI 2016 Integrator of the Year Diversified takes another step toward global domination by planting flag in Australia with acquisition of Rutledge AV.

Beamforming, ClearOne lawsuit

ClearOne and Shure: History of Their Legal Dispute Over Beamforming Microphone Arrays

Two years into the battle between ClearOne and Shure with no end in sight before the court case launched, how did we get here and what’s next?

Veselic, Christie president

Three Trends Christie Will Target Under New President Zoran Veselic

RGB lasers, LED and content management among the focus areas for Christie president/COO Zoran Veselic, who succeeded Jack Kline as president in April.

Rutledge AV, Diversified

Diversified Launches into Australian Market with Rutledge AV Acquisition

CI 2016 Integrator of the Year Diversified expands its global footprint with Rutledge AV after establishing itself in EMEA and APAC.

tech end users, PSNI Supersummit, audio visual tech customers

Tech End Users Know More About AV Systems Than Integrators Think They Do

Panelists at PSNI Supersummit talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of finding the right integrator for them.

Patrick Whipkey, USAV Group

Patrick Whipkey ‘Excited Again’ to ‘Have Direct Impact’ on AV Industry As USAV Group Director

After almost 10 years with IMS Technology Services, Patrick Whipkey focuses on building USAV Group memberships across the country.

higher ed tech, active learning spaces, VCA Global

The Higher Ed Tech Scene is All About Embracing Active Learning Spaces

Higher ed tech administrators are following the lead of corporate America and shifting away from large, complicated AV to small active learning spaces.