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Tom LeBlanc, NCSA Director of Industry Outreach & Media Channels

Tom LeBlanc

Tom LeBlanc is the director of industry outreach and media channels for NSCA. Learn more about NSCA and how to become an NSCA member at NSCA.org.

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Avoid the ‘Race to the Bottom’

Too many integrators are competing in a ‘race to the bottom.’ That’s a losing scenario, with slim margins taking a toll on profitability.

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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.

Tom's Latest Posts

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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.

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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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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.

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Biamp’s Cambridge Sound Management QtPRO Won a CI BEST Award: Here’s Why

A rundown of the reasons Biamp’s Cambridge Sound Management QtPRO direct-field sound masking system earned a 2019 CI BEST Award for Acoustical Treatments.

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AV Products Manufacturers React to a More Global Integration Market

Integration firms aren’t the only ones reacting to global expansion. AV products manufacturers are tasked with figuring out how to support expanding firms.

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Mankin Media Spurs New Orleans Church’s Strong Comeback

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church saw its congregation scatter after Hurricane Katrina. When they returned, they brought Mankin Media to create a new space.

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SureCall Cloud, Cellular Modem Make Signal Booster Remote Management Easier, Safer

Two big announcements at InfoComm 2019 – SureCall Cloud and SureCall Cellular Modem – are aimed at improving integrators’ ability to remote manage signal boosters and eliminate network security concerns.

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Troxell Assists Va. School District’s Much-Needed Interactive Displays Upgrade

Portsmouth Public Schools had a litany of issues with aging projectors — and solved them with a Troxell deployment of 675 BenQ 4K 70-inch displays.

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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.

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PTC Headquarters Reflect Workplace Transformation, Marriage of AV with AR, VR, IoT

Having undergone its own transition to open-, task-oriented office culture and willing to take on AR and IoT challenges, AV integrator Red Thread was the perfect partner when software giant PTC moved its headquarters next door.