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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

Smart Home Standards

Big Tech Is Developing Standards For Smart Homes

Google, Amazon, Apple and The Zigbee Alliance form working group to develop smart home device connectivity standards to increase compatibility.

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Finally, DJs Don’t Need To Bring Their Laptops Anymore

Denon DJ has released new products that allow DJ players to connect directly to WiFi rather than having to use a laptop or other connected device.

Cybersecurity, data breach

Don’t Be The Next Data Breach Scapegoat

As AV integrators adopt a managed services model, they should train staff on cybersecurity, hire dedicated IT staff and look into cybersecurity insurance.

5G

5G Networks Are Here

Telecommunications providers have begun rolling out 5G networks. Here’s a rundown of which networks are available in U.S. cities.

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Finding Pro AV Business Success In Small Town USA

While expensive corporate & retail projects populate AV headlines, small pro AV businesses like Lifeline AV look to small town USA for growth.

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Samuel L. Jackson As Your Smart Assistant?

Thanks to advancement’s in Alexa’s technology, the abrasive actor’s voice is available on Alexa-enabled devices. And yes, he can swear at you.

Supply Chain Attack

AV Integrators: Cybersecurity Lapses Could Cost You Big Time

As AV moves to a service-based model and merges with IT, integrators should be aware that MSPs are becoming a valuable target of cybercriminals.

Social Media

Hey, AV Integrators: It Doesn’t Hurt To Have Fun On Social Media

Social media platforms, especially LinkedIn, are extremely valuable to B2B companies, but other platforms give you the opportunity to have a little fun.

AI and AV

AI and AV: Further Away Than You Think

According to new research from MIT and IBM, computer vision algorithms have to get a lot better before they’re applied to real world installations.

U.S. Tech Jobs

Most U.S. Tech Jobs Go To 5 Cities

A new study says five American cities have accounted for 90% of all high-tech job growth. That doesn’t bode well for integrators in the heartland.