Check out the Latest Podcast from . This weeks episode is their best of 2012.

Here is the Description:

“2012 has been a crazy year here at AVNation. We would like to take a moment and say thank you to you, the listener, for continuing to support our little podcast. We are not the biggest, but we strive to be among the best. You have done your part by listening every week and telling others about us. Thank you. As we take this week off to spend time with our families, enjoy these four or five of the best conversations we’ve had this year. From Crestron Executive Vice President Randy Klein, to Chris Neto of AV Helpdesk. We tackle Extron leaving the InfoComm show to 8K displays and Smart Buildings. Enjoy. Here’s to a great 2013.”

Here is the link to Episode 70: the Best of 2012 from’s AV Week:

A Big Thanks to the AV Nation crew for having me on this year.



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Let’s help the future of AV.

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Check out my Predictions for Tech Managers in 2013

Here is my latest article:


2013 Predictions for AV Technology Managers on Corporate TD


Thoughts? What’s your predictions for 2013?



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Updated Link: Commercial Integrator Consultant of the Year Article

Consultant of the Year: AV Helpdesk

“AV Helpdesk plucks positive aspects of design-build and puts them into bid-spec projects, while reminding the industry to focus on clients’ needs.”

Here is the weblink to the Commercial Integrator Article that appears in their December 2012 issue:



It’s an Honor to be part of the Team.



REDBAND: Retrograde, in Reverse: Looking Back at Past Innovations Leads to the Future By Tucker

Looking back at past innovations leads to the future.

The innovations of the past are more than examples of wrong turns or outdated methodologies and they are more than modern entrails readings. What the study and working knowledge of past technologies are is inspirational. One prime example is how telephony engineers re-examining the process and patent for a frequency jamming resistant torpedo controller developed by ‘the worlds most beautiful woman’ just prior to WWII lead to our modern smart-phone communications – a process called CDMA. The fact is that nothing is built out of the blue but is based on processes that came before, something akin to Broca’s brain.

If you are a fan of Scientific American magazine you might recall that some of the most thought provoking articles were not the five page with pull out centerfold on DNA mapping but were located near the back of each edition. Just before the ads selling Name a star services and other science fandom accessories were the magazines anti- agitprop agitators such as James Burke and his ‘Connections’ articles. Mr. Burke’s column took the reader on a delightfully wandering path to discover how things actually came to be, like how the water wheel lead to breakthroughs in modern computing. The BBC series based on his writings only added to the wonder and prodded one to never take for granted any common device – each has so much history and wonderful things to teach us about why our modern world works the way it does.

I was re-reading  the fantastic AV shout article ‘What Goes Around, Comes Around: A Historian’s Response to Unified Communications’ By K. Daniel Armstrong recently  and it got me to thinking…


When asked to recap his career and life Tucker responded “Me? I am just a figment of your collective imagination and let me tell you that living this life has taught me one thing- you people are twisted Mofos”   You can follow Tucker on Twitter @Tuckertues or his personal blog on tech and tech culture at

REDBAND: A Leopard Can’t Change it’s Spots by John Sciacca

A Leopard Can’t Change it’s Spots by John Sciacca

…and a Jerk can’t change his true nature.

Many years ago, when young(er) John was just starting out in this home theater industry, he crossed paths with someone we’ll call Mr. Menace.

Menace was building a fairly large new home and expressed extreme interest in having all of the latest and coolest technology of the day: A dedicated media room with front projector, 7-channel surround and tiered seating, a golf simulator room, full housewide audio and lighting control.

His new home was located about 45-minutes (one-way) from our showroom, but that didn’t matter. This was a 6-figure job back when that really meant something, and young(er) John spared no amount of time when it came to doing the full-court hussle trying to win over Mr. Menace.

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John Sciacca started a personal blog back in 2010 which dared to ask the hard questions like, “Huh?” and “Whaa?” all written in a pithy, deliciously witty and uproarious manner. His blog likes to make new friends and would love to have you over for some caramels. You can follow John Sciacca on Twitter @sciaccatweets  and at his personal blog


REDBAND: Three Moving Day Tips for Relocating Home Electronics By Todd Anthony Puma

Three Moving Day Tips for Relocating Home Electronics By Todd Anthony Puma

Moving can be one of the most exciting but frustrating times in a person’s life. While most women are worried about breaking their china in a move, men are worried about their toys… speakers, TVs, and AV components. The average man on moving day has to disconnect all the wires and wrap them up, only to worry about having to reconnect them properly in his new home.
This is where we, as custom integrators, can help out. We can make a client’s life easier, so he can worry more about monitoring his wife’s china than protecting all of his precious toys.

Check out the Article on


My latest article on – Wishes and Wants: A Holiday Tech List

Wishes & Wants: A Holiday Tech List By Christopher Neto

It’s that time of year again when Halloween ends and December Begins.  Somehow November gets lost in the shuffle. Apparently November is “missing” from the calendars of every shopping mall and big box stores across America. Pumpkins are thrown out and quickly replaced by candy canes. By the time December 1st rolls around you’re up to your eyeballs in jingles, jangles, tinsel and enough Double A batteries to power a small village. Yes it’s the holiday season …Cue the fake snow and Fa La La’s!

Check out the Article and SlideShow by clicking the link or image below:

AV Helpdesk selected by Commercial Integrator Magazine as Consultant of the Year

Just received word that AV Helpdesk Inc. has been selected by Commercial Integrator as Consultant of the Year in their December 2012 issue.

You can view the December 2012 issue is  by subscribing to Commercial Integrator magazine by clicking the link or image below:

Check out Commercial Integrator’s article – Superstorm Sandy: Industry Reacts to Devastation

Check out Craig MacCormack’s Article – Superstorm Sandy: Industry Reacts to Devastation.

Craig shares stories about Audiovisual industry members reaching out to those affected by Superstorm Sandy. I was one of the story contributors. Click the image Below to check out the article or visit Commercial Integrator’s website at