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From the Trenches

A peek at Contributing Editor Bennett Liles’ work ahead him as he gears up for a new school year at Clayton State University (his day job). Read more about his perspective as the school’s AV technician. Also catch his monthly AV podcasts.

At Clayton State University in Atlanta, the campus theater is used as a staging point for Extron installation in seven new classroom podiums.

CSU Podiums 1


CSU Podiums 5

Rebroadcast of InfoComm 2010′s Keynote

Weren’t able to attend InfoComm’s 2010 Keynote this year? You can find the rebroadcast of the Cisco’s Marthin De Beer’s presentation here.

A Rapper Among Us


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Meet Phillip Cordell, alter ego: HiPhi. By day, he’s an AV integrator at Multimedia Masters in Nashville, Tenn. By night, he’s a techno rapping phenom with his own record label, HiPhidelity, and a video producer in conjunction with the production company I Love Betty.

Rapping for almost 12 years (it’s in his blood, he tells me), Cordell is best known within the industry for his rap “A/V Professional,� which is approaching 9,000 views on YouTube. Standing in a warehouse full of Crestron, Extron, and Pesa boxes, he raps his day job and the wonders and frustrations of wielding the BNC crimper, waiting “a whole week� for the PC to boot, and catching up on his CTS.

“Signal ran through it/The man he can do it/Trying to hide wires as I grab the Panduit/If and only if and I cannot fish the wall/I’m sorry, I was on a ladder when I missed your call.�
In addition to listening in on our interview, you can visit To see his videos, visit his YouTube channel at or