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Zachary Comeau

Zachary Comeau comes from a journalism background with more than 8 years of experience writing for several daily newspapers and industry trade publications in Massachusetts. He joined Commercial Integrator in October 2019.

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Crestron’s DM NVX AV-over-IP Line Receives IT Security Certifications

Crestron’s DM NVX solutions are now certified by the NIAP, certifying that the products meet cybersecurity standards.

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HP to Acquire Poly for $3.3 Billion, Combine PC Sales With Poly Solutions

HP expects the acquisition of Poly will help further develop the company’s hybrid work and collaboration solutions.

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10 Things System Integrators Can Do To Harden Cyber Defenses Amid The Russia-Ukraine Conflict

With cyberattacks stemming from the Ukraine crisis possibly spilling over into the West, here are 10 cybersecurity steps system integrators can take now.

Zachary's Latest Posts

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Netgear Highlights 100G Switches, Third-Party AV-over-IP Control at ISE 2020

Netgear is helping the pro AV accelerate the AV-over-IP transition with new products at ISE like preconfigured 100G switches and new software integrations.

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Your Small AV Business Can Stay Competitive In An Industry Highlighted By A Handful Of Giant Companies

Smaller, locally-owned integrators will still be able to turn a profit and stay competitive in an M&A climate that is creating gigantic companies.

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Middle Atlantic Products to Highlight Installation Solutions, Power Distribution at ISE 2020

Legrand | AV brand Middle Atlantic Products’ installation solutions and power distribution series will be on display at ISE 2020 with a 3D touchscreen.

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Listen Technologies To Feature Wi-Fi Streaming, Self-Guided Tour Solutions at ISE 2020

Assistive listening company Listen Technologies is highlighting Wi-Fi streaming solutions, receivers, IR products and new self-guided tour solutions at ISE.

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Crestron’s Future Innovation Area At ISE 2020 Offers Glimpse Into Future UC, AV Tech

Crestron’s new area at ISE 2020 focuses on the intelligent workplace, like room-based AV solutions, UC, AV-over-IP, and cloud-based management.


Could These Two Trump Moves Impact Pro AV?

In addition to some gigantic M&A news in the pro AV industry, there was some big geopolitical news that could also have an impact on pro AV economics.

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Teams Was Down Monday… Because Microsoft Forgot to Renew A License

Microsoft’s week got off to a bad start when in forgot to renew a license, causing Teams to be unavailable for a large part of Monday.

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The Coronavirus Could Bring A Higher Demand For Videoconferencing Solutions

Judging by Zoom’s stock price, investors think videoconferencing companies will profit off of the coronavirus outbreak as employees work remotely.

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How To Get The End User To Use The AV You Install For Them

If the end user doesn’t use the AV systems you install for them, there’s a good chance that something went wrong along the way.

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ISE 2020 Attendees Beware: Hackers Exploiting Coronavirus Outbreak

Malicious files disguised as information about the coronavirus are being circulated as the outbreak spreads. ISE 2020 attendees should be wary.