Opinion

    Opinion – How will spectrum changes impact the AV industry?

Opinion – How will spectrum changes impact the AV industry?

With frequent spectrum changes and reallocations, this month we ask two experts for their thoughts on what this means for the future of the AV industry.

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    Opinion: Cables: which are the best for your apps – coax or fibre?

Opinion: Cables: which are the best for your apps – coax or fibre?

The debate continues as we ask this month’s forum participants what are the real issues that are encountered when working with either type of cable.

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    Opinion: What makes you attend or exhibit at a trade show?

Opinion: What makes you attend or exhibit at a trade show?

With a full calendar of industry events on offer, we ask exhibitors and attendees what they take into account when choosing which shows to visit.

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    The AV Interview: John Meyer

The AV Interview: John Meyer

Clive Couldwell talks to John Meyer about the future of sound and how it will affect AV.

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    The AV Interview: Ed Cook, AVM

The AV Interview: Ed Cook, AVM

Service, global capability and scale are the watchwords for AVM Impact, which is now the largest AV integrator in the UK. Peter Lloyd met CEO Ed Cook to find out how the firm’s going to get even bigger.

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    The AV interview: David Labuskes, InfoComm CEO

The AV interview: David Labuskes, InfoComm CEO

InfoComm’s new ceo, David Labuskes, has only been in his job since 1 January. But Peter Lloyd wanted to find out where he’s coming from and what this tells us about the trade body’s future movements.

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    ISE 2013 review: Is the RAI the limit for ISE?

ISE 2013 review: Is the RAI the limit for ISE?

The incredible growth of the ISE exhibition shows no signs of abating. The 2013 edition was no exception. Paul Milligan reports on the biggest show to date.

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    Profile: Steve Barrett-White, Royal Institute of British Architects

Profile: Steve Barrett-White, Royal Institute of British Architects

Steve Barrett-White first worked for worked for Acorn Computers, working on the BBC Micro, then Commodore Computers, to introduce the Amiga. After a spell at Philips and SPC, he entered the AV market, working for distributors and dealers. He joined the Royal Institute of British Architects as the only AV technician 10 years ago.

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Editor’s comment: That was the year that was…

  Editor’s comment: That was the year that was…

Thank you 2012. It was a great year for AV – the magazine’s 40th, as all of you will have by now realised. My team and I have been humbled by all the accolades the magazine has received, for which, many thanks.

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Audio how to: Taking audio advice

  Audio how to: Taking audio advice

They are a rare breed. In the UK there are perhaps 200 or so true audio consultants. But what does the job title mean, what do they do and why might you need to employ one? Roland Hemming explains.

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Get onto my cloud

  Get onto my cloud

Cloud-based video conferencing services could allow any laptop, tablet or smartphone to be used for collaborative meetings, vastly extending conferencing’s reach and usage. Peter Lloyd met with one of the first providers, VideoMeet.

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InfoComm 2012 report: The buzz is back (VIDEO)

  InfoComm 2012 report: The buzz is back (VIDEO)

Paul Milligan reports on the 2012 InfoComm exhibition in Las Vegas, and highlights some of the new products coming your way over the next year.

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Profile: 2012 Olympics special – Ralph Higson, Panasonic

  Profile: 2012 Olympics special – Ralph Higson, Panasonic

Higson is the head of Olympic delivery for the Japanese manufacturer, which is the official AV supplier to the Games. Higson has been with Panasonic UK for 30 years and held a number of senior roles, including European business development director and general manager for Panasonic Computer Products Europe.

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AV at 40: Corporate Video – From film to Facebook

  AV at 40: Corporate Video – From film to Facebook

Corporate communications has used every moving image system available, but the nature of the medium has shaped the message over the last 40 years. Peter Lloyd reminisces.

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AV at 40: Corporate video – Key dates & people in the industry

  AV at 40: Corporate video – Key dates & people in the industry

Corporate communications has used every moving image system available, but the nature of the medium has shaped the message over the last 40 years. Peter Lloyd reminisces.

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Profile: Dan Crompton, AV Service Manager, Tate

  Profile: Dan Crompton, AV Service Manager, Tate

Crompton began his AV career as an AV technician at the Architectural Association in 1981. He was then freelance from 1984-1997 as a musician and AV engineer. He then has spells at the Commonwealth Institute, Brunel University, and London Business School. He joined Tate as AV service manager in 2007, and describes himself as coming from the ‘old school’ AV tradition i.e. no formal qualifications as such, but with a very broad skill set across lighting, sound, image display and media production.

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Profile: Neil Martin, Barclays Bank

  Profile: Neil Martin, Barclays Bank

Neil Martin started his career in AV 21 years ago as a technician’s assistant at Sedgwick Group and worked his way up to technical manager. He then joined Credit Suisse First Boston as European project manager. Since then he has occupied positions with Feltech and Electrosonic.

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Profile: Roland Jones, Vue Cinemas

  Profile: Roland Jones, Vue Cinemas

Jones started as a consultant with Andersen Consulting and later moved into the media and entertainment industry working with broadcasters and computer games publishers. He is currently the IT director at Vue Entertainment, which owns the Vue Cinemas chain. He is a voting member at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

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AV consultants roundtable: Time to learn a new language

  AV consultants roundtable: Time to learn a new language

In the first of this year’s Roundtable events, we turned to AV consultants for the first time and discussed the issues affecting their business. Not surprisingly the topic of AV/IT integration dominated matters, as Paul Milligan reports.

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Profile: Sarah Lukins, Westfield

  Profile: Sarah Lukins, Westfield

Sarah Lukins is the head of digital marketing at Westfield. In what are exciting times for the company, it is

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Tech Briefing: Projection Systems

  Tech Briefing: Projection Systems

Using multiple screens and sources in a projection installation requires the images to be electronically processed and managed. Peter Lloyd explains the basics of the technology.

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