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Cynthia Wisehart

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE: Screens

At InfoComm, AV Stumpfl presented the Fullwhite Curve, a dramatic custom option for installed screens. Fullwhite Curve combines the company’s solid Fullwhite frame, which provides borderless, depthless appearance for design-driven installations, with the connections developed for the Curve screen system. Familiar to rental and staging professionals, these no-tool pin connections allow the......

Cynthia Wisehart on the Millennials

One of the most important products in the AV industry turned 10 last month. I don’t have to tell you what that product was or why it has mattered so very much. The tech press went overboard with paeans and fun stories about using a 2007 iPhone in 2017. David Pogue wrote about the day that he and Walt Mossberg got their hands on the first one.For me it seems like the iPhone just happened—and I......

Multi-touch

Designers started wanting touch interactive tables long before they were really practical. Yet like most things in AV, somebody managed to work it out, using projectors and possibly baling wire, and kids grew up man-handling touch tables at famous museums, without realizing how precarious the technology was beneath their fingers. That’s changing.When the Smithsonian decided to upgrade their......

Cynthia Wisehart on Jim Bowie's Career

It was a proud and special InfoComm for our family this year. My husband Jim Bowie is retiring as CEO of Electrosonic on his 30th anniversary with the company in just a few days as we go to press. Therefore this year I wore two hats; we went to Orlando as a family to participate in the many gracious events held in his honor, including a wonderful moment on the show floor where our daughter saw......

Cynthia Wisehart on Open Plan

This month I took a field trip to the offices of DLR Group in a downtown LA highrise. I’d been reading about new workplace thinking, especially as it relates to collaboration. I wanted to come to InfoComm with a better sense of context, especially for schools and workplaces. So it seemed like I should get out and see this particularly good example. With technology becoming so powerful, portable......

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