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Jun 6, 2012 - Audio Visual, Technology    No Comments

Don’t KILL The Tradeshow

I just wrote a blog post for System Contractor News, a leading industry magazine. Here’s a sample:

InfoComm is only days away now. Gosh, manufacturers are filling up my inbox with marketing materials, some good… some laughable. Everyone is getting ready for the show and looking forward to all the tech goodies strewn across the Las Vegas Convention Center show floor.

And yet throughout all this excitement there is the constant chatter about the use and validity of the trade show experience. You just have to look at the InfoComm floor plan to see that some big names aren’t showing up……

Read the rest of the article here.

Hilton TV Adventures

So I was heading to Niagara falls this past weekend to attend a conference that was being held at the Hilton Fallsview Hotel. Now we are pretty good level Hilton Honors members and we usually stay either Hilton or Marriott brand properties. So I was pretty excited, I know the hotel is supposed to be pretty nice and recently completed a large renovation.

I called the hotel to book a room and asked about the conference rate, was told that it was a great rate but on a double queen room. Well if you know me, in a nice hotel… that just wont do. So I booked an upgraded suite that overlooked the falls. Why would you go to a hotel called ‘Fallsview’ without having a great view of the falls. Just makes sense, right? Right! Read more »

Hospitality Lighting Oppourtunities

I recently wrote a blog for SCN Magazine (or Systems Contractor News Magazine) called “Hospitality Lighting Opportunities”. Here’s an intro

You know me, I’m a high lighting control evangelist. I’m the guy who talks lighting control with everyone I meet. Because of this, dealers ask me all the time about ways in which I make money in this market, but what they are really asking is “How can I make money in this market?”

Well, if you’ve read my previous post “biz of lighting control”, you should already have some ideas….

Read the entire post here!

Apple’s ADD effect

I had a lady from one of our local businesses in my home the other day and she was going over a proposal for some new equipment in my home. While she pulling out her laptop to go over the proposal, she proudly pulled out a brand new MacBookAir! When I say, she was proud, she was PROUD! She gleamed over this piece of beautifully milled aluminum (If you’re a big mac fan… you read that in Johnny Ive’s voice — Al-U-Minium) and was very happy to show it to me. As we went over the proposal, she was was very proud of the beautiful proposal that she had created in numbers. Read more »

Apple’s Foxconn Problem

Earlier this week I was doing one of my favorite things, talking with my good friend Andy Oudmann on his radio show, London Today, on AM1290 here in London. He had brought me on to talk about a potential issue with Wi-Fi in the classroom, which it a post for another day. Once we finished that discussion, Andy asked if I could stay and talk about something else after a commercial break, which I agreed to. When we got back from commercial, Andy told me he wanted to talk to me about a CTV report that focused on the labour conditions at FOXCONN’s factories in China that were specifically directed at Apple. Read more »

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