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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

2019 State of the Industry, AV trends

2 Business-Crushing AV Trends I Hope Aren’t in 2019 State of the Industry Report

When CI’s 2019 State of the Industry Report numbers are crunched, these two business-crushing AV trends could cast a shadow over any positive results.

hotel room technology, IoT

Trends in Hotel Room Technology: Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things

The hospitality industry is focused on keeping pace with emerging hotel room technology, with artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) among the most likely to check in.

custom AV, Alvik School, Shure Microflex

This School’s Setup for Hearing Impaired Students Shows the Power of Custom AV

An audio strategy for hearing impaired students at Alvik School in Stockholm centered around Shure Microflex Wireless demonstrates why custom AV will always be necessary.

Tom's Latest Posts

2019 State of the Industry, AV trends

2 Business-Crushing AV Trends I Hope Aren’t in 2019 State of the Industry Report

When CI’s 2019 State of the Industry Report numbers are crunched, these two business-crushing AV trends could cast a shadow over any positive results.

hotel room technology, IoT

Trends in Hotel Room Technology: Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things

The hospitality industry is focused on keeping pace with emerging hotel room technology, with artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) among the most likely to check in.

Q-SYS networking

QSC Reimagines Networking with New Q-SYS Networking Solutions

In a realignment of how QSC talks about the Q-SYS Platform, new Q-SYS networking solutions such as including Q-SYS NS Series network switches are designed to save integrators time and money.

custom AV, Alvik School, Shure Microflex

This School’s Setup for Hearing Impaired Students Shows the Power of Custom AV

An audio strategy for hearing impaired students at Alvik School in Stockholm centered around Shure Microflex Wireless demonstrates why custom AV will always be necessary.

CI Fantasy Football

CI Fantasy Football League: Week 5 Results and In-Depth Analysis

And then there was one. After five weeks and among the 54 teams participating, our CI Fantasy Football League week 5 results and standings reveal the lone undefeated player.

ArCom Systems, Lone Star Communications

Lone Star Communications Acquires ArCom Systems: 5 Big Benefits

By acquiring Arkansas- and Louisiana-based ArCom Systems, Texas-based Lone Star Communications is propelled to new geographic markets and over business milestones.

Gaylord Opryland, Almo Pro A/V E4, Almo E4 AV Tour, Mimo Monitors

The Next Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour Event in Nashville Will Be Biggest Ever

It’s not marketing hyperbole. It’s accurate to say that Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour at The Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, October 25 and 26, will be the biggest E4 to date. Here’s everything you need to know.

Nobox, Almo, InfoComm 2018, AV services, Almo Pro A/V

2 Examples of Integrators Missing Out On Service Revenue, According to Almo Pro A/V

The nobox program by Almo Pro A/V identifies complementary services that AV customers need to purchase anyway and puts integrators in a position to provide them.

CI Fantasy Football

CI Fantasy Football League: Week 4 Results and In-Depth Analysis

A quarter of the way into the season, the CI Fantasy Football League week 4 results and standings reveal a few truly great competitors (read: people who tend not to forget to set their lineup).

Constant Technologies, mission critical

The Market for Mission Critical AV Is Expanding

What organizations deem “Mission critical AV” is evolving beyond military and government to include once traditional AV applications. Many integrators, however, might not but cut out for mission critical.