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Tom LeBlanc, Editor-in-Chief

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Tom has been covering electronics integration since 2003. Prior to being named editor-in-chief 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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pro AV, AV products, audio visual, AV Geek, AV supplies, audio visual products, AV brands

You’re an Old Audio Visual Geek If You Remember These Brands and Pro AV Products

If you’re a pro AV Geek who pushed an audio visual cart, there’s a chance you’ll enjoy this look back at when “in color” was a significant marketing claim.

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How to Help Schools, Colleges Step Up Campus Security in Wake of Parkland Shooting

Many schools and colleges are taking steps to improve school safety, campus security following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Pro AV, hiring, Talent Recruiting Challenges, AV industry, careers in AV

AV Industry Talent Recruiting Challenges: Summed Up in 3 Minutes

The AV industry has long struggled with talent recruiting challenges stemming from perceptual issues including that young professionals have no idea careers in AV exist. Watch this video to understand what you’re up against.

Tom's Latest Posts

Almo Pro A/V, Viasat, Almo CONNECT, Almo Pro A/V, video surveillance

Almo Pro A/V Adds Viasat High-Speed Internet to Almo CONNECT Services

Distributor Almo Pro A/V has enhanced Almo CONNECT, which allows dealers to sell Internet, TV, Voice, surveillance and wireless phone services to customers, by adding Viasat high-speed Internet.

pro AV, AV products, audio visual, AV Geek, AV supplies, audio visual products, AV brands

You’re an Old Audio Visual Geek If You Remember These Brands and Pro AV Products

If you’re a pro AV Geek who pushed an audio visual cart, there’s a chance you’ll enjoy this look back at when “in color” was a significant marketing claim.

Open Mesh, G200, cloud-managed router, end-to-end network solution

Open Mesh Cloud-Managed Router G200 Is End-to-End Network Solution

The new Open Mesh cloud-managed router G200 offers integrators and customers an end-to-end network solution in a cloud-based ecosystem.

Sound Options, audiophile, Almo Pro A/V

With New Sound Options Group, Almo Pro A/V Showcases Audiophile Expertise

Almo Pro A/V has launched Sound Options audio sourcing and engineering group to streamline the distributor’s audiophile expertise for dealers.

open office, office buildout, collaboration, Signet Electronic Systems

Office Buildout Review: Signet Electronic Systems Employees Embrace Open Office, Collaboration, Digital Signage

Checking back in with Signet Electronic Systems after its new office buildout puts employees in an open office layout with collaboration and digital signage tools.

600 MHz wireless rebate, NAB 2018, Shure

NAB 2018: Shure Extends 600 MHz Wireless Rebate Program

During NAB 2018, Shure announces that it has extended its 600 MHz wireless rebate program through October 31, 2018.

Bose Professional headquarters, combinable meeting rooms, Bose ControlSpace EX

Inside Bose Professional Headquarters: Handling Audio for Combinable Meeting Rooms

Here’s how audio experts at Bose Professional headquarters used Bose ControlSpace EX Dante-based conferencing products to tackle audio for combinable meeting rooms.

AV over IP, Userful, video wall cloud management, DSE 2018, Userful

Userful: AV over IP Is Ideal Video Wall Infrastructure

Video wall software maker Userful argues that AV over IP allows for more scalable and flexible video walls.

video walls, Matrox, Samuel Recine

Matrox Graphics: There Are Many Ways to Build Video Walls

There are many ways to build video walls – and integrators should familiarize themselves with video wall displays options, says Samuel Recine of Matrox.

AV over IP, Userful, video wall cloud management, DSE 2018, Userful

Userful Video Wall Cloud Management Solves Scalability Challenges

At DSE 2018, Userful video wall cloud management was launched, creating a solution for controlling large-scale deployments.