3 Tips for Overcoming Open-Space AV Challenges

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My  latest article for Commercial Integrator:

3 Tips for Overcoming Open-Space AV Challenges.

One of the many challenges facing commercial audiovisual professionals today is the lack of space for installed equipment. The move to open space in the corporate world has burdened many design engineers with the challenge of where to put the gear… 

Continue reading by clicking the link below:

http://www.commercialintegrator.com/article/3_tips_for_overcoming_open_space_av_challenges

Check out this week’s AVWeek Ep. 126: Bootleg CES

AVWeek Ep. 126: Bootleg CES

Google buys Nest for $3 billion. What does that mean for the AV market? Will Samsung make it in the world of control? We talk about DIY vs. Pro automation. Plus, is the Blu Ray dead? And should Matt Scott Flee Canada?

Host: Tim Albright Founder

Guests: Matt Scott of Omega Audio Video, Grant Clauser from Electronic House Magazine, Chris Neto from AVHelpdesk, and Jason Griffing of VIA Home.

Record Date: 1/17/2014

Running Time: 58:20

Redband Radio: Live from the Crestron Design showroom in NYC with Sapphire Marketing

I just realized that I never posted the Video from our LIVE event with the AV Nation crew At the Sapphire Marketing Holiday Party at the Crestron Design Showroom in NYC on my AVshout Blog.  A big THANKS goes out to both Sapphire Marketing and Crestron for inviting us to videocast the event! I also want to thank all the guests who came on the show.

Thank you again!

Chris

Mark “@AVPhenom” Coxon belts out “The 12 days of an AV Christmas Installation” Song

 

@AVPhenom Sings “The 12 days of an AV Christmas Installation”  based on the my post from Last week. Enjoy and sing along.  Here is the post so you can sing along. http://avshout.com/the-12-days-of-an-av-christmas-installation-sing-a-long/.

 

Commercial Integrator Article asks: Did your favorite product make the list?

specifiying 2013

 

“CI columnist and specifying consultant Chris Neto of AV Helpdesk shares some of what he deems the “most important products” of the year.”

Not just the Latest or most Buzzworthy but definitely some of the bigger problem solvers out there in AV.

Check it out Here: http://www.commercialintegrator.com/article/specifying_the_best_of_2013

What would you include or Remove from the List?

Chris

The 12 days of an AV Christmas Installation (Sing-a-Long)

12 days of Christmas

On the 1st Day of Christmas the shipping company handed me

1 Damaged LED Screen

On the 2nd Day of Christmas the Consultant reminded me

2 weeks remaining,

And 1 Damaged LED Screen.

On the 3rd Day of Christmas the programmer sent to me

3 code errors,

2 weeks remaining,

And 1 Damaged LED Screen.

On the 4th Day of Christmas the Client asked of me

4 more displays needed,

3 code errors,

2 weeks remaining,

And 1 Damaged LED Screen.

On the 5th Day of Christmas the building gave to me

5 power spikes,

4 more displays needed,

3 code errors,

2 weeks remaining,

And 1 Damaged LED Screen.

On the 6th Day of Christmas the installer said to me

6 failed codecs,

5 power spikes,

4 more displays needed,

3 code errors,

2 weeks remaining,

And 1 Damaged LED Screen.

On the 7th Day of Christmas my Project Manager asked of me

7 more techs needed,

6 failed codecs,

5 power spikes,

4 more displays needed,

3 code errors,

2 weeks remaining,

And 1 Damaged LED Screen.

On the 8th Day of Christmas the integrator said to me

8 missing LAN Jacks,

7 more techs needed,

6 failed codecs,

5 power spikes,

4 more displays needed,

3 code errors,

2 weeks remaining,

And 1 Damaged LED Screen.

On the 9th Day of Christmas the Lead Tech yelled to me

9 failed extenders,

8 missing LAN Jacks,

7 more techs needed,

6 failed codecs,

5 power spikes,

4 more displays needed,

3 code errors,

2 weeks remaining,

And 1 Damaged LED Screen.

On the 10th Day of Christmas my architect sent to me

10 Structural changes,

9 failed extenders,

8 missing LAN Jacks,

7 more techs needed,

6 failed codecs,

5 power spikes,

4 more displays needed,

3 code errors,

2 weeks remaining,

And 1 Damaged LED Screen.

On the 11th Day of Christmas my true Love screamed at me

11 hour workdays!

10 Structural changes,

9 failed extenders,

8 missing LAN Jacks,

7 more techs needed,

6 failed codecs,

5 power spikes,

4 more displays needed,

3 code errors,

2 weeks remaining,

And 1 Damaged LED Screen.

On the 12th Day of Christmas the Receiving Department finally found for me

12 missing mounts!

11 hour workdays,

10 Structural changes,

9 failed extenders,

8 missing LAN Jacks,

7 more techs needed,

6 failed codecs,

5 power spikes,

4 more displays needed,

3 code errors,

2 weeks remaining,

And 1 Damaged LED Screen!

Improving the InfoComm Show Experience

 

INFOCOMM Show Idea

Here is my Latest Article for Commercial Integrator… How to Improve the Infocomm Show Experience.  Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas of How to improve our annual pilgrimage to show. Click the image above to read the article or the Link below:

http://www.commercialintegrator.com/article/improving_the_infocomm_show_experience

Chris

REDBAND Radio Live Event Details

REDBAND RADIO NYC2a

It’s the Holiday Season and we have every reason to be Cheerful!

On December 11th AVshout’s REDBAND Blog Group will take its podcast show on the road. This time we will be broadcasting live from the Sapphire Marketing’s Holiday Party at the Crestron Design Showroom in New York City. We are extremely excited for the event and would like to thank both Sapphire Marketing and Crestron for opportunity. Our goal is to give you a front row seat inside the party, provide candid interviews and give you a chance to interact with some of the top people in our industry. Stay tuned for more information from AVshout.com, Redband and AVNation.

 

REDBAND RADIO: WE’RE BACK AND BACK ON THE ROAD!

REDBAND LIVE RETURNS!

Check out the latest AVWeek Podcast – Episode 110: X10 is Dead!

Last week I was one of the guest panelists on AV Nation’s AVweek podcast. The panel consisted of  Brad Grimes from InfoComm International,  Dan Fulmer from Fultech Solutions, Joshua Stackhouse of AMS and Host Tim Albright. It was a fun show and with some great topics. Check out the show by clicking the image or link below.

AVWeek Episode 110

http://avnation.tv/shows/avweek/avw-110/