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Tom LeBlanc, Editorial Director

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Tom has been covering electronics integration since 2003. Prior to being named editorial director of CI, he was senior writer and managing editor of CE Pro. Before that, he wrote for the sports department of the Boston Herald. Migrating to magazines, he was a staff editor for a golf publication and an outdoor sports publication.

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Tom's Latest Blog Posts

Bose EdgeMax, meeting room audio

Bose Professional: When You Deprioritize Meeting Room Audio, This Happens

The reality is that tech managers often deemphasize meeting room audio versus visually impactful alternatives such as video screens. But Bose Professional explains why that’s a mistake.

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NSCA’s Excellence in Business Awards Is So Much More Than a Contest

Deadline to submit to NSCA’s 2019 Excellence in Business Awards (EIB) is fast approaching. Here’s why you should step up and apply.

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Write for Us: Why You Should Write for CI in 2019

Some of the most insightful columns on CI are written by AV integration professionals just like you. Make it your New Year’s Resolution to write for us in 2019.

Tom's Latest Posts

video walls, video wall market

The Video Walls Market in 2019

CI Research shows impressive revenue growth from an opportunity to sell video walls to expanding customer group. Here are the important insights.

AV products, video displays

The Most Popular AV Products in 2019: But What About Audio?

Video displays certainly top the list of the most popular AV products categories in 2019 — but what about the importance of audio?

Logitech Tap

Logitech Tap Aims to Simplify Connecting to Video Calls, Video Collaboration

Launching at ISE 2019, Logitech Tap, part of pre-configured room solutions for collaboration platforms such as Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms, brings one-touch meeting launch.

Plantronics' Polycom Studio

Plantronics’ Polycom Studio Plug-and-Play Video Bar Enters Huddle Room Video Market

Plantronics ISE 2019 news is significant for the huddle room video market with Polycom Studio plug-and-play video bar bringing B2B audio legacy to small spaces.

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Here’s How Tupac Martir’s ISE 2019 Keynote Will Be Instantly Translated into 5 Languages

KUDO translation services will play critical role in translating visual artist Tupac Martir’s ISE 2019 Closing Keynote into five languages.

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Christie MicroTiles LED Unveiled at ISE 2019

Taking the next step in its popular MicroTiles line, Christie debuts smaller, brighter and flexible Christie MicroTiles LED at ISE 2019.

Almo Pro AV, E4 Experience, EV AV Tour

New Almo 2019 ‘E4 Experience’ Adds SDVoE, DSF Certifications, More

It’s not just that Almo Pro AV rebranded E4 AV Tour as E4 Experience, it added SDVoE and DSF along with its AVIXA certification opportunities and more.

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AV Market Trends in 2019: We Rank the Most to Least Profitable Verticals Based on Yearly Research

Corporate, education and healthcare pro AV markets are trending up, while the future remains more uncertain for government and houses of worship.

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Next-Gen Crestron DM NVX Adds Pixel Perfect Processing, ‘Ends 1G vs. 10G Debate’

With addition of Pixel Perfect Processing for image quality “as good as PC direct over standard 1G,” Crestron announces next generation DM NVX network AV via free update and new products.

AV technology purchasing

There Are More IT Pros Making AV Technology Purchasing Decisions Than Ever

You’re not surprised to see that AV technology purchasing decision makers are mostly IT. But do you actually know how to talk to your new sales targets?