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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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Tom's Latest Blog Posts

NEC Display Solutions of America’s new NEC Briefing Center

The NEC Briefing Center: It’s an Experience

Tour NEC Display Solutions of America’s new NEC Briefing Center which uses application-specific vignettes to emphasis the AV experience over its AV products.

NSCA Electronic Systems Outlook

NSCA: Strong Construction Market Trends Raise Talent Recruitment Stakes for AV Industry

In the Summer 2018 edition of NSCA Electronic Systems Outlook it projects steady increases in construction put in place underscoring talent recruitment challenges for AV integrators.

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Almo Professional A/V Acquires Insteo, Solidifies Content Creation Service

Almo Professional A/V acquires digital signage content creation company Insteo, the distributor rounds out its Almo content creation service.

Tom's Latest Posts

CCS Presentation Systems

How CCS Presentation Systems Increased its Revenue by FIVE Times in Three Years

CCS Presentation Systems Texas landed itself on our 2018 Fast-Growing Firms list after quintupling their revenue in three years.

SVT

Why SVT Sees 15 Percent Year-Over-Year Growth

Josh Shanahan says growth at SVT is due to “symmetry across operations in communications, planning and objectives.” Learn more about what that means.

InFocus, Microsoft, Cisco, UCC Ecosystem

InFocus: Giants Like Microsoft, Cisco Make ‘Big Assumption’ When It Comes to UCC

InFocus’s Glenn Jystad explains how the ecosystems created by big UCC providers like Microsoft and Cisco aren’t always realistic for today’s flexible workflows.

Unified AV

Unified AV Dipped Its Toes Into Other Markets, and It Paid Off Tremendously

Unified AV isn’t just AV anymore: they’ve delved into network & security projects, too (something they say keeps them safe from ups/downs of business).

Level 3 Audiovisual, Arizona tech integration

Level 3 Audiovisual Bounces Back: From Dip to Doubling Their Revenue

If any firm knows that growth isn’t always consistent, it’s Level 3 Audiovisual. The Arizona firm explains how its on track to double in 2018.

ClearTech, AV business software

If You Want to Grow Like ClearTech, Consider AV Business Software

ClearTech relies on AV business software like ConnectWise and D-Tools to streamline their efforts and keep customers satisfied after the sale.

Beacon Communications, Rauland paging solutions

Beacon Communications Knows How to Hire

Beacon Communications makes our 2018 list of Fast-Growing Integration Firms for solid AV hiring practices & a partnership with Rauland paging solutions.

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Crestron’s Case for Open Architecture in UCC Strategies and Collaboration

Nic Milani of Crestron talks open architecture, UCC strategies & an evolution for Crestron’s unified communications & collaboration products beyond Mercury.

IT VAR, D&H Distributing

D&H Distributing (and Its IT VAR Dealers) Target Video Conferencing, Collaboration, Digital Signage

D&H Distributing has introduced an initiative focused on its IT VAR dealers for video conferencing, collaboration, digital signage & other pro AV solutions.

Cenero

Go ‘As-A-Service’ and You, Too, Can Grow Like Cenero

Cenero predicts well over 50 percent growth for next year. Why? Well, it all has to do with an as-a-service model that really, truly works.