• Entropy and the Tangle under My Desk

    I spent part of the morning untangling the mess of cables that slowly appears under my desk as I travel, unplug and plug my laptop, bring demo gear on the road, and re-plug the various devices that are part of my day. Modern office spaces have changed over the past several decades from the hyper-simple and clean environments of Mad Men, to the audio-visual jungles that crisscross the modern conference room. Of course, there is good reason for all those cables. AV technology has proven to be a valuable component ... Read More »

  • Consumerized AV: Exploiting Consumer Hardware Trends for AV Software

    We are a software company that solves traditional AV problems. The AV market has been partly surprised by our success. After all, most of traditional AV is based on specialized hardware and custom firmware. While we have plenty of fans, we have also had our skeptics. “You can’t sell software here!  The AV resellers won’t get it!” These skeptics have missed the point of the software vs. hardware debate.  Software always needs hardware and vice versa. The type of hardware that your software is married to is what matters. Today we announced the launch ... Read More »

  • Wireless Collaboration + Visualization Walls = Awesome @ The University of Denver

    Knowing how to share, present, and effectively use “big data” as a strategic business tool can be a challenge.  This problem is central to the field of Scientific Visualization. Entire conferences are dedicated to technologies and tools for leveraging data for scientific breakthroughs (i.e. IEEE Visualization).  Visualization Centers are an important part of nearly every campus and can also be found in many large corporations.  Many of our AV partners play a role in designing and building visualization rooms for education, government, and even business command & control.  Turns out, a state-of-the-art center is within a bike ride's ... Read More »

  • Personal Analytics: Not all Data is Good Data

    I have to admit that I've finally got involved in the start-up device craze and got hold of a device that measures and reports statistics related to my sleeping patterns. Congratulations to me – I now know that I sleep only 5-6 hours a night. Admittedly, I bought the device during our push to bring project “Stonehenge” to market and it probably would have been more meaningful to wait until April – but I couldn't help myself. The device got me thinking - how valuable is all of this information? In the ... Read More »

  • Behind the Scenes at Mersive… with Scott Ruff

    Since we launched Solstice at Demo in 2012 our engineering team has been on a real tear – releasing major new features every three months.   All the while they have been working behind the scenes on a product that will hit the market soon that I think will blow people’s minds.  Needless to say, it’s an exciting time to be a software developer at Mersive. Of course it takes all the disciplines we have here to make a successful company (accounting, marketing, sales…etc.) but the core business is based on our products - which all comes down to ... Read More »