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Cynthia Wisehart

In the Lobby

For many companies, the choice to use high-impact, public-facing display is driven in part by visual impact and in part by content, sometimes social, even interactive. In this way the lobby display functions both as interior design and as a platform for media communication. When UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, designed its new, global corporate campus in Las Vegas,......

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......

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......

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......

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