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'Human Factor' Determines Success of Sports and Entertainment Venues

In our second installment of AV Trends and Insights, we addressed the popularity of public-private partnerships in the higher education

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Pro Audio Systems in Sports Stadiums Impact the Fan Experience

Cold temperatures and snow aren't enough to keep Bison fans away from cheering on their team. North Dakota State University's football

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What The iPod Teaches Us About Workforce Adoption

As a CTO, the result I see too often is a system that meets the specifications but does nothing to create pervasive change in the

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6 Signs You Need a New Projector

Projectors have been part of workplace technology for generations, and they've come a long way.

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How to Choose the Right Projector Screen

When it comes to a big AV purchase like a projector, most technology buyers invest a lot of thought, time, and research into the

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The Foundation of a Solid Digital Signage Content Strategy

People out and about during their day may drive or walk by many digital signs. If they pass by the same image week after week and the

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5 Ways Projectors Can Improve Your Message

A rogue ringtone, a knock at the door, a missing document—there are plenty of things to interrupt a presentation. Your projector,

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Enhancing the Museum Experience with 4K Projectors

Everyone probably has a memory of being dragged to a museum as a kid. Walking around in silence, staring at static displays and

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Attract Customers with Interactive Experiences

Americans used to dress up—not just to attend job interviews, jury duty, and the opera—but to go places like the airport and the

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One Way to Address the Shortage of AV Pros

What was once considered simply the “audiovisual industry” is now a high-tech industry of integrated systems, where emerging and

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Adoption Makes or Breaks Your Technology Initiatives

If you are implementing a proven solution at your organization, and everyone has the best intentions, what are the odds your project

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Capture and Capitalize On Video Data with AI

The average knowledge worker consumes hours of digital media a day in the form of blogs, television broadcasts, Internet videos and more.

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Embrace Technology of Tomorrow To Attract The Workforce of Tomorrow

Ask a Baby Boomer currently working in an office setting whether they are working in a high-tech, futuristic environment and they will

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Does Collaboration Change with 4 Generations in the Workplace? [Infographic]

Companies are using teched out offices for everything from boosting productivity to attracting talent and engaging workers. Visual

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The Best of Audio in 2018 from Leading Manufacturers

Modern technologies can be thrilling. From robotics and drones to artificial intelligence and virtual reality, the stuff of yesterday’s

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5 Things To Know About New Regulations For Wireless Mics

You might not be in the audio industry, but every industry uses audio solutions and that means upcoming FCC changes to the bandwidth

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Increase Your Audio Impact With Smart Speakers

We’ve all pondered the old philosophical question, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did it make a sound?”

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When Bad Audio Happens to Good People: 3 Scenarios to Consider

Technology is always evolving from video walls to remote collaboration to interactive screens, but one thing is and will remain the

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Understanding Audio: Terms and Solutions You Need To Know

No matter the industry you are in, the size of your company, the location of your employees or the type of conference room you use,

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4 Audio Solutions to Improve Privacy

Data breaches are always big news, but what about audio breaches? Google faced a backlash recently when it was revealed that the new

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Going to the Super Bowl? Here's a Look at the Technology at U.S. Bank Stadium

Unfortunately, the Vikings just weren’t able to #BringItHome.

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Look for Brighter, Thinner Digital Signage in 2018

Audiovisual (AV) technologies always have a bright and shiny appeal, but the newest displays and digital signage are literally as bright

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2018 Tech Trends and Predictions: Voice command, AI, IPTV and More [Infographic]

Editor's note: This post was updated on Jan. 31, 2018. 

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What is IPTV? Why does it matter to your business? [Infographic]

  While your next townhall or executive broadcast might not garner ratings like that of Game of Thrones, the technology behind your

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5 Ways to Save on Your Next Technology Refresh

Does every workday feel like an episode of MacGyver because you’re using duct tape and virtual paper clips to keep technology working

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3 Tips for Upgrading Your Company’s Technology [Infographic]

Refreshing the technology at your organization can be an immense undertaking—evaluating solutions, juggling budget considerations, and

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MidcoSN Expands Coverage, Improves Production, Saves Travel Costs

Walking on DSU’s campus on Thursday, Aug. 24, you’d see the type of energy from fans that only comes with the first game of the season.

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You Might Need a Technology Refresh If You See These Signs

More than half of tech decision-makers say technology at their organization hinders the adoption of new technologies. But sometimes it’s

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What Are the Benefits of a Central Production Model?

Midco Sports Network has been taking every step to increase coverage of high school and collegiate sports in North Dakota, South Dakota

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3 Ways IoT Will Impact Your Technology Refresh

While most of the 8.4 billion connected “things” in the "internet of things" (IoT) are consumer devices, businesses do most of the

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Upgrade Technology to Stop Wasting Time [Infographic]

There are plenty of ways to waste time at work: long lunches, internet surfing, office gossip, and more. But some workplace time-sucks

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How AV standardization boosts user satisfaction — and your bottom line

There are plenty of common nightmares about the workplace. Ever have the one where you show up to work one day only to discover you have

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The Ins and Outs of Calculating Technology ROI [Infographic]

When making technology investments, a lot can be riding on your decision: productivity levels, employee satisfaction, and — like it or

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Definitions and Narratives: the Foundations of Quality

Speaking of quality, what is it? Joseph Juran defines quality as “fitness for intended use.”

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Maximize User Adoption with These 5 Best Practices

What if you threw a party and nobody came? That’s a nearly universal fear. Some outgrow it, but for others, there’s a workplace

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Pro tips for engaging, tech-friendly room design

Meetings aren’t all that popular. But they seem even worse when you experience them in hard chairs, in cold rooms, with equipment that’s

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Curium Achieves Global Connection with Multipurpose Room Update

Curium, a radiopharmaceutical company in Missouri, announced in 2016 that it would sell its nuclear imaging business to IBA Molecular

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What to Know When Working with an AV Partner

Walk into a typical meeting room. It has a wall-mounted display, a way to hardwire in your computer, and a phone system.

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AVI Systems Completes 4 Bears Event Center Project

The 4 Bears Casino and Lodge Event Center debuted its newly renovated $47 million venue with a performance by singer-songwriter Toby

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3 Rules for Effective Password Management

As our lives increasingly move online, passwords are a more critical and ever-present part of what we do day-to-day. Yet, tech experts

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How sound masking improves collaboration

Not all meeting rooms were originally designed to be meeting rooms. Many “acoustically challenging” work spaces are used for conversing

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Don’t abandon remote work flexibility, improve it [Infographic]

  IBM is the latest company to make the news for rolling back options for flexible work schedules and working remotely.

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How to transform a meeting room into an innovation space

Why do some companies grow for decades or more, while others phase out slowly as fast-moving startups take the reins? It may be a matter

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6 simple solutions to improve meeting room acoustics

When you hear the term acoustics, perhaps your favorite music venue or movie theater comes to mind. But acoustics are important in other

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Sony’s LaserLite Projectors: High Quality Meets Affordability

On day one, lamp projectors show sharp pictures, with bright, accurate colors. But, on day 1,001, the same results are unlikely, said

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How Digital Signage Drives Your Bottom Line

When considering a major technology investment, the critical question is always: How will this improve my bottom line? When it comes to

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Reduce Cybersecurity Risks In 3 Simple Steps

When it comes to allocating money in the IT budget, cybersecurity often gets the short end of the spreadsheet. As security and data

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What are the benefits of virtual offices for start-ups?

Starting or operating a business costs money no matter how you look at it. You need to hire people, and you might need to invest in

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What digital media means for the AV industry, with Craig Frankenstein

Surely, you've heard it before: Print is dead.

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How to Choose Digital Signage Solutions

You’ve likely seen digital signage in places like Times Square or the Vegas Strip, but you don’t have to be the Rockettes to take

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Technology for a More Productive Workplace

Countries and companies have been experimenting with the idea of shortening their workweeks recently. They want to improve the quality

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Keynote: 3 Emerging Tech Trends and How They Affect AV

It’s an exciting time to be in this industry, said Brad Sousa, CTO at AVI Systems. “It’s a very different marketplace than in the past.”

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InfoComm’s Job Task Analysis Helps AV Pros Worldwide

Installation Technician Mitch Carlson didn’t quite know what to expect when flying into Fairfax, Va., to participate in InfoComm’s

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Choose Devices That Support a Mobile Workforce [Infographic]

One of the pros of a mobile workforce is that employees want to use their own devices. One of the cons of a mobile workforce is that

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How to Secure Mobile Devices in the Workplace

Workers used to leave work at the office, or at least, they’d be limited to what they could fit in their briefcases. Now your employees,

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Is video conferencing the missing link in your huddle rooms?

Face-to-face communication can produce a greater return on investment, build stronger relationships and make conversations clearer. It's

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When Your Conference Room Technology Fails [Infographic]

Meetings can be challenging enough without running into technical errors with your conference room technology. You should only worry

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The Anatomy of a Great Huddle Room

You can find so many solutions now claiming to be designed for huddle rooms. These spaces are areas designated for easy collaboration

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Now Is the Time to Update Command Centers [Infographic]

Control and command centers should always have the best technology. However, when their purpose is to monitor and manage public safety,

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How to Make Your Meeting Rooms More Accessible

Technology can be challenging to many in the workplace, but if you’re one of the 53 million adults in America who have a disability, it

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Case Study: Capella Tower Transformation

Capella Tower, located in downtown Minneapolis, has welcomed visitors from multiple entrances for over 20 years. And now, after all this

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10 Technologies and Trends to Watch in 2017

The wealth of technologies available to organizations in 2016 often made audiovisual integrations even more complex. Emerging technology

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4 Collaboration Styles and Tech Needs

Variety is the spice of life, and it takes all kinds of collaboration styles to make a company successful. When your work meetings are

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Virtual Reality Market to Increase to $38B by 2020

With Snapchat or Facebook Messenger, you can apply bunny teeth, superhero masks, or any number of filters to give yourself a new look --

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Your Guide to Comparing Remote Collaboration Technologies

It used to be that when your team had a meeting to discuss a big presentation, true remote collaboration was a challenge. If everyone

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What You Need to Know About Managed Services

What are managed services — really? Support services have been around since way before the days that repair and maintenance workers

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Technologies for the New Trend in Conference Rooms

Time is money. And space is money. That’s why so many companies are designing their conference rooms to optimize space and save valuable

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Tech that increases flexibility and saves time in conference rooms

While huddle spaces and remote work are hot topics in work collaboration right now, you don’t want to write off the conference room just

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Huddle Room Tech That Supports Remote Workers

To “huddle” is to put your heads together—as a group—to plan, strategize, collaborate, etc. When creating huddle rooms in the workplace,

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Improve Training Spaces with Collaboration Tech

Remote work is increasing, and it’s likely to become even more commonplace since many companies are seeing positive results. One recent

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Have Them at Hello with Quality Mic Technology

“The Voice” is a show where judges must make a determination based on sound alone. They get no clue as to a singing contestant’s age,

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Hold the Phone! Choosing Modern Meeting Solutions

How many web conferences have you given up on, instead resorting to a phone call? The trouble with that is remote participants can’t

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Set Employees Free with Collaboration Technologies

If an important idea has ever struck you in a less-than-ideal time and place, you know how frustrating it can be to try to rally your

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Make Technology Work for You, Not Against You

Technology has not only improved the quality of life for countless people, but is has changed the way the world does business. However,

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Work Happily Ever After with Modern Meeting Tech

Have you ever been in a meeting where participants spend an hour hashing out details, diligently taking notes, but they can’t actually

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Remote Work Equals Productive Work with the Right Tools

When we talk about remote work, we hear a lot about the lone workers who are driving the trend, but the real story is much bigger than

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Make Video Conferencing Easy for All Participants

Once upon a time, if your employer allowed you to work from home, there was a setup process that included ensuring you had an adequate

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Technologies to Improve Hearing and Communication at Work

Have you ever placed an order at a drive-through restaurant or coffee shop and not been able to hear the person at the other end? Aside

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Fairy tale Collaboration Starts with the Right Technology

Do your meetings always seem to start off on the wrong foot? Maybe they start late because the host has trouble figuring out the

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13 Questions to Ask an AV Partner

AV partners offer free assessments for communication and collaboration projects all the time. But, what's equally important is your

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Smart and Sleek Innovations from InfoComm 2016

There’s never been a time with as much excitement and innovation in the AV industry as now, so it’s fun to see what comes out of

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Internet of Things Simplifies Tasks but Complicates Privacy

If you embrace the internet of things (IoT), you can design your life so you don’t have to do more than lift a finger to secure your

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Artificial Intelligence Is Here to Help

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, recently announced he plans to build a basic AI assistant. "My personal challenge for 2016

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Impressive Tech from ISE 2016

We live in a world where people can pay for groceries with their watch and even children can video conference from their smartphones, so

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The Technology Behind the Mobility Revolution

The mobile workforce wants to be able to do everything from everywhere. They don’t want to always have to head into the office for

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Keep an Eye to the Sky: Here Come the Drones

Society has a love/hate relationship with drones—those little flying robots from our imaginations. We are appalled that the little

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Are You Ready for Some Serious Mind-Melding at AVI LIVE 2016?

This year AVI is saying farewell to the past Technology Showcase format and hello to newly rebranded AVI LIVE events. This year’s

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Get Ready for Wearables in the Workplace

Wearable technology–a.k.a. “wearables,” as in Apple Watch and its Android equivalents–are seriously catching on. According to

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Is It Time to Refresh Your Workplace Technology?

After you've sat down for a meeting, it usually goes a few ways. Either it's great, smooth sailing and productive. Or, it's not.

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2016 Predictions: Trends and Technologies to Watch

2015 was a big year for the Internet of Things, millennials, and workplace transformation. Which of these topics will continue to

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How to Take the 'Huddling' out of Huddle Rooms

If you’re working with tight budgets and trying to support an increasingly mobile workforce, you’re likely one of the 100 million people

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How Video Walls Can Support Your Business Goals

If you’re a movie buff, the idea of video walls may conjure up the Official Correspondence from the Capitol of Panem in the Hunger

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Reinvent the Workplace to Support a Changing Workforce

When practically every major analyst firm is projecting upwards of 50 percent of the workforce will be mobile in the next three to five

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How the Internet of Things Might Impact Your Technology Refresh

You can’t look at a business or technology site without hitting at least a dozen articles on the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s a hot

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How to Measure the ROI of Your Digital Signage Strategies

Finding appropriate metrics by which to measure your business efforts can be complicated.

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AV and IT: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

AV and IT convergence essentially means transporting three different types of systems—audio, video and data through IT data networks.

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Top 10 Trends of InfoComm '15 – An Integrator's Perspective

1. Convergence of AV and IT. You’ve heard it all before but to hear Crestron say, “We’re no longer an AV company, it’s all about IT,”

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Keeping Live Events Live with Video

At AVI, we love hosting regional events, trainings, and educational seminars. We also understand you are busy and it’s not always

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How Technology Enhances the Museum Experience

The North Dakota Heritage Center, located on the Capitol grounds in Bismarck, is home to the State Museum, the State Historical Society

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