• In Response to the Security Week Article: A Wake-Up Call for AV

    There’s been quite a shakeup in the wireless collaboration world – it’s a wakeup call, and the AV community should take notice. On May 2nd, Security Week published an article by Edward Kovacs. The article, Many Vulnerabilities Found in Wireless Presentation Devices, describes how researchers at Tenable have discovered 15 security vulnerabilities across eight wireless collaboration systems, including flaws that can be exploited to remotely inject commands and even install software on those units. This is some very serious stuff and given that, ... Read More »

  • De-Stress at Work – The 3-level to-do list

    It’s national stress awareness month, so I thought I’d share one of the techniques I use at work to reduce stress for my readers.  We’re a company that focuses on making your meetings something you can actually enjoy, and my own design team will talk about “Destressing” opportunities in our own UI.  However, there are plenty of platitudes about the stressful life of an entrepreneur, and most are true, – but everyone in the modern workplace, not just entrepreneurs, find stress creeping into their day.  As a founder, I have to balance my amazing family, 2-3 ... Read More »

  • Security in the World of IoT

    I want to talk to anyone who is building, deploying, managing, or deciding on what products to buy in the Internet of Things era. Yes, this includes those of you in the AV space (read on). Our Generation 3 platform just passed its third-party penetration testing cycle with flying colors. We’re sharing those results with our customers in finance, pharma, energy, and tech and they are happy. A third-party pen test is a long and arduous process but crucial to instilling consumer trust and confidence in your product. One customer commented to me recently “I wish other ... Read More »

  • Privacy and the Public Interest   

    One of my readers recently pointed out that universities are leading the charge when it comes to understanding the social impact of the technologies we build. I know this same reader was in the audience when I began to talk about how important privacy, security, and analytics will be as part of a “Future Workspace Panel.” No doubt, she had a smile on her face when I mentioned how technologists, particularly those who are working to improve our interactions in the workplace through AV, should start thinking about privacy and its importance. Her response might ... Read More »

  • Sights and Sounds from ISE

    I’m back from ISE Amsterdam and straight to the Blake Street R&D studio at Mersive. I’ve returned from the world’s largest AV show. For my readers that aren’t as familiar with “AV” – it stands for Audio Visual. The world of AV rarely evokes images of cutting-edge technology – it’s more likely to bring forward images of the old “AV cart” that made its way through the halls of our schools – covered in cables and outdated projectors. At best, it reminds us of our home theatre, stereo system, or at-best, home automation. This ... Read More »