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Tim Albright

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Tim's Latest Blog Posts

Exploring the State of AV Standards

There are myriad ways to cobble together technology systems, and pros and cons when considering proprietary and non-proprietary protocols. Integrators’ customers — and their IT department — stand to benefit.

3 Ways the Industry Can Improve in 2017

Better network training, stronger system security and increased tradeshow attendance can help industry professionals gain the knowledge they need to make 2017 a great year for business.

Why the Kramer, iRule Deal Is a BIG Deal for Control

Control has become a significant aspect of the AV industry. What’s telling about the Kramer/iRule deal is that Kramer has not only gotten into control full force, but has done so quite uniquely.

Tim's Latest Posts

Exploring the State of AV Standards

There are myriad ways to cobble together technology systems, and pros and cons when considering proprietary and non-proprietary protocols. Integrators’ customers — and their IT department — stand to benefit.

3 Ways the Industry Can Improve in 2017

Better network training, stronger system security and increased tradeshow attendance can help industry professionals gain the knowledge they need to make 2017 a great year for business.

Why the Kramer, iRule Deal Is a BIG Deal for Control

Control has become a significant aspect of the AV industry. What’s telling about the Kramer/iRule deal is that Kramer has not only gotten into control full force, but has done so quite uniquely.

Why Amazon Echo Is Tim Albright’s Favorite Product of 2016

Amazon Echo is making waves in the residential market and is bound to shake up the commercial market as the marriage of a uniquely residential product with established control companies is significant.

5 Ways AV Has Transformed in 2016

The evolution of voice control, the development of the first video products over the AVnu standard and learning from the DDOS attacks are just a few of the ways AV has advanced in 2016.

Winter Preventative Maintenance: 3 Tips to Get You Ready

Staying organized, documenting problems as they arise and communicating with those in charge of the spaces that are being maintained are three keys to conducting successful winter PM.

A Programmer’s Plea to Manufacturers: Give Us Your Code

In order for programmers to effectively do their jobs, manufacturers should make the code needed to program a system readily available.

The Future of Samsung & Harman: Will Samsung Keep Harman a Separate Entity?

A look at what lies ahead for the future of Samsung and Harman and whether or not Samsung will sell off some of Harman’s brands.

If You Sell Digital Signage, What Business Are You Really In?

New York Digital Signage Week panelists attempt to define the digital signage industry and bring up two big, unanswered questions for integrators selling digital signage.

Why You’ve Been Selling All Wrong (and the Secret to Doing It Right)

According to Ian Altman’s book Same Side Selling, businesses need to do away with the adversarial gamification of selling and instead create relationships with clients to find solutions.