Brent Saltzman


Interested in all things technology with a passion for analog, design, audio, and anything that sparks creativity and imagination.


  1. Helping people around the world with their computer's microphone

    Happy New Year! In a previous position at work I maintained a blog where I posted topics, tips, and tricks surrounding the use of the system I managed. One of these tips was how to properly adjust a microphone input level within Windows XP, Windows 7, and OS X. I…


  2. Controlling Belkin Wemo lighting with a Logitech Harmony IR Remote

    Recently I've found myself dabbling in some basic home automation for lighting and control. I've had pretty decent success with the Belkin Wemo line of products and more recently I've enjoyed using their light bulbs on their Wemo Link platform. Here's my problem: I have these Wemo controlled LED light…

    on Code, Scripting, Home Automation, HTPC

  3. Controlling Polycom cameras with microphones

    At work I maintain classrooms outfitted with equipment for video conferencing for mainly distance education. These rooms can be quite complex with multiple cameras, video monitors, and audio and video routing that would make you dizzy. One of the challenges we face is maintaining a free flowing educational environment for…

    on Audio, AV, Biamp, Work, Video Conferencing

  4. Using PowerShell to update XML files on remote computers

    Someday you might need to update XML configuration files for an application on a remote computer or many remote computers. In my case I had to do this, stop, and start a system service on 87 computers. Here's how I did this using PowerShell: The great thing about this script…


  5. Sound Thinking (Biamp): The Coolness of AEC

    "The Coolness of AEC", Justin O'Conner from Biamp: AEC’s benefits can be difficult to quantify. “Improved communication: $3” does not appear on a financial statement. Yes it is expensive and when it's all setup and running the client will ask where the additional expense went as everything sounds…

    on Audio, AV

  6. Getting the number of signatures from iPetitions (in XML)

    iPetitions is a free service that allows anyone to create an online petition and distribute a link for people to virtually sign it. To date their website claims they have collected over 25 million signatures collectively across their petitions. At work there was a need to take the number of…

    on Code, Digital Singage

  7. The Verge: Custom PS4 Nike Air Jordans show why your next sneakers need HDMI ports

    Cassandra Khaw writing for The Verge: If you've ever wanted to showcase your love for the Playstation 4 on the streets, these $950 custom sneakers might help you step out in style. As reported by DualShockers, the "JRDN 4 X PS4" combines the design of the classic Nike Air Jordan…

    on Technology, News

  8. Why not an Automatic Smart Watch?

    Yesterday Apple released the much anticipated Watch. I still have yet to watch the Keynote presentation in depth (I'm going to do this tonight), but from what I recall (attempting) to watch it live it uses a magnetic induction charger. This is great, it's a pretty easy and stress…

    on Technology, Time pieces