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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

What AV Integrators Need to Know Before Offering Security

The integration capabilities and recurring revenue model make adding security to your portfolio attractive. But there are many considerations to weigh if it’s the right fit.

How Helping Clients Go Green Will Enhance Your Value and Make You Stand Out in the Industry

Providing solutions for energy management and system reliability can reap cost savings for customers and boost your cachet.

Want to Hire the Best Programmers? Here’s Why Experience Is Everything

This year’s Crestron Masters event brought together over 600 Crestron Certified programmers ranging from Silver to Diamond graduate levels, but Tim Albright argues that the value of a good programmer isn’t measured in levels, but rather in experience and knowledge.

The Factors You Can’t Ignore When Offering Content Creation

Hiring an art and production staff, leaning on contractors and teaming up with a content creation firm are three options for integrators looking to have a good answer to their customers’ evolving content needs.

Milestone Announces Acquisition of Vaddio

In merging with Vaddio, Milestone looks to continue to grow the research and development of Vaddio’s product line and strengthen its placement on show floors of both InfoComm and ISE.

Should Your UCC Strategy Be to Go Soft?

Unified communication and collaboration clients and manufacturers are increasingly focused on software-based solutions.

The Modern Workforce: How to Get the Most Out of Millennial Employees

In order for Millennials to succeed in helping businesses grow, companies need to communicate clear expecations and provide adequate training to Millennial workers.

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Key Takeaways from NSCA BLC 2016: Communicate, Educate, and Dream

Tim Albright, founder of AVNation, reflects on his experience and the valuable business lessons he learned while attending NSCA’s 2016 Business & Leadership Conference.

Baseball Legend Jim Morris: Here’s How to Build a Winning Team

The true story behind Disney’s ‘The Rookie’ inspires business leaders to build supportive, winning teams at NSCA’s 18th Annual Business & Leadership Conference in Dallas.

Video Editors, This Is Blackmagic’s Best Kept Secret

Few people know that Blackmagic Design has a free non-linear video editing platform that performs just like Final Cut Pro 7. Yes, we said free.