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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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collaboration technologies, Stonehill College, Thomas and Donna May School, college recruiting, interactive whiteboards

Stonehill College Uses Modern Collaboration Technologies to Boost College Recruiting

Traditional schools, including Stonehill College, are challenged to include the collaborative technologies, such as connected huddle spaces and smart classrooms, that tech-savvy prospective students require.

AV service revenue, NFL, NFL quarterback, AV business

This Quiz Compares Your AV Service Revenue with the Field

Exactly how bad (or good) is your business’ level of service revenue? This four-question quiz rates your company against the rest of the industry.

Volutone, SnapAV, commercial AV

SnapAV Acquires Volutone and Its 7 Distribution Sites: Impact on Commercial AV

The latest acquisition by SnapAV of Volutone bolsters its ability to strengthen its presence in the commercial AV distribution market.

Tom's Latest Posts

NEC Display laser projectors, P525WL,

Why NEC Display Laser Projector Upgrades are Ideal for Conferencing, Higher Education

Upgrading popular NEC Display laser projectors, the new P525WL and P525UL are suited for corporate conferencing and higher education applications, according to the company.

AtlastIED SHS (Strategically Hidden Speaker)

AtlasIED SHS (Strategically Hidden Speaker) Took 5 Years to Develop… It Looks Worth It

Watch as AtlasIED president John Ivey describes a passion project — AtlasIED SHS (Strategically Hidden Speaker) and its astounding ability to blend into any aesthetic environment.

collaboration technologies, Stonehill College, Thomas and Donna May School, college recruiting, interactive whiteboards

Stonehill College Uses Modern Collaboration Technologies to Boost College Recruiting

Traditional schools, including Stonehill College, are challenged to include the collaborative technologies, such as connected huddle spaces and smart classrooms, that tech-savvy prospective students require.

AV service revenue, NFL, NFL quarterback, AV business

This Quiz Compares Your AV Service Revenue with the Field

Exactly how bad (or good) is your business’ level of service revenue? This four-question quiz rates your company against the rest of the industry.

Biamp, Devio, Meeting Room Audio, planning meeting rooms

Biamp: The Huge Mistake Commonly Made When Planning Meeting Rooms

Customers often downplay this aspect of meeting rooms and they experience pain points as a result, says Zach Snook of Biamp Systems.

Volutone, SnapAV, commercial AV

SnapAV Acquires Volutone and Its 7 Distribution Sites: Impact on Commercial AV

The latest acquisition by SnapAV of Volutone bolsters its ability to strengthen its presence in the commercial AV distribution market.

QSC has opened a new training center in Boulder, Colo., AV training

QSC’s New Training Center Reflects a Training (and Comedy) Committed Strategy

QSC has opened a new training center in Boulder, Colo., where the hands-on learning environment complements extensive and unique comedy-infused online training offerings.

AV integration profitability, CI Summit, AV projects

8 Tips for Bolstering Profitability on AV Projects (Some Obvious, Some Not)

During a panel discussion at Total Tech Summit 2018, integrators discussed challenges around improving profitability on AV projects.

CI Summit, AV Industry, Total Tech Summit 2018

CI Summit 2018: Positive AV Industry Numbers Don’t Tell Whole Story

CI Summit, part of Total Tech Summit 2018, is a platform for conversations about challenges of AV industry that belie positive revenue trends.

managed AV services, AV managed services, managed services definition

What Is the Definition of Managed AV Services?

Most businesses strive for adding more managed AV services to their revenue streams, but a true definition of managed services is elusive.