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Entering Net-centric AV Era

In Randal Lemke’s latest InfoComm Executive Update, he waxes on the changing eras of AV, claiming the industry is now in the Net-centric AV Era. Who couldn’t disagree when he rightly pointed out as products have reached probably the limitless potential with IP connectivity? As we went to press with our November issue, my editor and I discussed what I thought was probably the most controversial part of the piece: “I believe the long-predicted convergence has been completed. The final legs of that journey are in front of us, while customer change is not so far along.”

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Why You Need a Mission Statement?

By Bradley A. Malone

Many audiovisual integration companies start small, with three to five people filling a multitude of roles and performing many tasks. These roles and responsibilities often overlapped, so the founding members understood one another’s jobs, and probably shared a common purpose. Something like, “Do whatever it takes to make the customer happy, and do really cool work while we’re at it.” That was their purpose, their reason for existence. It didn’t have to be written down someplace. It was the truth that everyone knew and measured themselves against. Read the rest of this entry »