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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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Reflecting on My Time at Commercial Integrator

Editorial director Tom LeBlanc is leaving Commercial Integrator after nearly a decade. He shares memories of launching the new brand and working with a talented staff.

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AVI-SPL Acquisition of Digital Video Networks: The Inside Scoop

How a lucky seat on a flight to InfoComm led to AVI-SPL’s acquisition of Digital Video Networks — and, yes, John Zettel addresses the $1 billion question.

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This Charitable Integrator Helps Families with Kids Undergoing Cancer Treatment Escape with Better AV

AV integration firm Inspired Technology and Communications donated products and labor to improve the AV and gaming setup for nonprofit Christopher’s Haven housing facility.

Tom's Latest Posts

CCS New England

Founding CCS New England Was No Easy Task

Launching CCS New England 20 years ago solved challenges for Cheryl & Chris Gamst’s young family — then they found their business family in the CCS network.

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Reflecting on My Time at Commercial Integrator

Editorial director Tom LeBlanc is leaving Commercial Integrator after nearly a decade. He shares memories of launching the new brand and working with a talented staff.

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Key Features for Your AV-over-IP Solution

Userful’s Daniel Griffin lays out several keys to a successful AV-over-IP solution platform.

Structured Cable Sales Show Signs of AV-over-IP Adoption

The Siemon Company has a window into AV-over-IP adoption via its uptick in dealers entering the structured cabling market.

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Audinate’s Dante AV: Benefits of a ‘Complete’ AV-over-IP Solution

Dante AV Isn’t “just some low-level protocol,” says Audinate’s Brad Price in a Commercial Integrator video.

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The Industry Reacts to AVoIP Arguments

AVoIP arguments have been floating around the industry for a long time, but now the tech is more prevalent. Here are some reactions to that.

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What’s Unique about Vanco Evolution EVO-IP HDMI over IP?

Mark Corbin, president of Vanco International, talks about the recently launched EVO-IP HDMI over IP solution.

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Atlona: AV-over-IP Goes Way Beyond Distribution

AV-over-IP is being adopted in just about every AV use case within customer organizations, says Atlona’s David Shamir.

John Zettel, CEO, AVI-SPL, SAMA Excellence Awards

AVI-SPL Acquisition of Digital Video Networks: The Inside Scoop

How a lucky seat on a flight to InfoComm led to AVI-SPL’s acquisition of Digital Video Networks — and, yes, John Zettel addresses the $1 billion question.

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Blake Augsburger’s New Venure, LEA Professional, Is Powered by IoT

AV industry veteran Blake Augsburger founded LEA Professional, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled amplifiers.