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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

NSCA, AV integrators, small business regulations

Inside NSCA Members Call-to-Action to Fight Proposed Legislation

During NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference (BLC), members approved a motion to aggressively fight several pieces of proposed legislation. Here are 7 things you need to know.

cybersecurity for businesses, Data Leaks in 2017,

Cybersecurity Emerges as Hot Topic Among AV Companies

During NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference, AV companies recognize that cyber security is a make-or-break issue for their customers.

Michele Gay at NSCA BLC 2019 School Safety Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook Mother Michele Gay Implores Technology Professionals to Help Make Schools Safe

Better security and communication technology can improve school safety and save lives, said Michele Gay, who lost her daughter Josephine Grace, during the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting.

Tom's Latest Posts

Crestron Masters 2019

Crestron Masters 2019: Here’s Why 1,200 AV Pros Attended

In their own words, those who created, planned, instructed and attended explain why Crestron Masters 2019 has a unique standing among integration market events.

video wall ROI

Video Wall ROI: Lessons You Need to Learn So You Don’t Blow It

There’s a risk that integration firms that don’t fully understand video wall ROI will leave a trail of unsatisfied customers and burned bridges.

Digital Projection Inc. Radiance LED

Protect Video Wall ROI with Smart Planning, Installation Processes

Sure, understanding return on objective is key to video wall return on investment (ROI) but so are properly planning and installation processes.

Almo E4 Experience: Next Stop, Southern California

Almo Professional A/V brings its E4 Experience, including 12 courses with CTS renewal units, to Costa Mesa, Calif., April 5.

Justin Kennington, president, SDVoE Alliance

Justin Kennington: SDVoE and AV-over-IP Are Reaching Inflection Points

SDVoE Alliance president Justin Kennington says AV-over-IP is moving beyond conversation and into action, boosted largely by SDVoE.

Jim Nista, Almo Pro A/V senior director of content creation services

DSE 2019 Is the Show When Almo Pro A/V ‘Productizes’ Digital Signage Content

Distributor Almo Pro A/V has seen its digital signage revenue grow over 250%. At DSE 2019, it continues momentum by “productizing” content solutions.

Crestron Masters 2019, Partner Pavilion

Crestron Masters 2019 Training Adds Tracks, Courses, Partner Pavilion

Exclusive training events Crestron Masters 2019 adds more learning tracks and courses as well as a Partner Pavilion with experts from Microsoft, Sennheiser, Digital Projections, Sharp Electronics, and Epiphan.

ThinkHub, ViewHub, Leyard and Planar, T1V, multi-touch video walls

Video Wall Sales Conversations Should Be a Little Bit ‘Cra-Cray’

When it comes to discussing video wall needs and possibilities, sales professionals should challenge customers to push boundaries beyond preconceived notions.

Avidex

Avidex, a ‘Super-Regional’ Integrator, Is Bigger Than You Realize

Audio Video integration firm Avidex builds loyal customer, architect & GC ties in the West Coast and the $111 million firm is ready to stretch its legs.

E4 Experience, Almo E4 Experience, Almo Pro A/V, hospitality market

Here’s Why Almo Pro A/V Focuses on Hospitality Market

During Almo Pro A/V’s E4 Experience, Apryl Lamberti describes a vertical that allows Almo integrators to diversify within the market and push them through tough times.