• Behind the Scenes at Mersive… with Lewis Roetto

    Work-life balance means something different in a technology start-up. For us at Mersive, it means that all those late nights and weekends are balanced by dedicated downtime, family time, and generally playing as hard as we work.  Getting that balance right means you have a vibrant innovative company that remains creative, happy, and ultimately more productive. It also means your company can, and should be composed of individuals that are, at their core, very different but complement one another with their different strengths. We work hard to foster cohesion and encourage collaboration between people who, passing on the street, may ... Read More »

  • AV Everywhere – the Coming of Open Spaces

    I was in Manhattan last week and was asked to tour a space that represents the future of a Fortune-50 company. An entire floor in their downtown headquarters had been built to create a more open, collaborative, and technology supported workspace that they will begin to roll out worldwide this year. It was both beautiful and functional – which is a real testament to the individuals within these companies and their AV consultants/integrators who are embracing the changing workplace. The views from the space were amazing, but I was more impressed by the depth of thought that had gone into envisioning the future of the corporate ... Read More »

  • 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 »