Latest headlines: Adam Cox on the future of videoconferencing, plus news from Vaddio, Barco, Vivitek, ZeeVee and more
May 29, 2020 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 10
What’s up, #AVtweeps? I feel like every time I write to this market in particular, it’s just me announcing that the market has changed once again. Truthfully — even though there are plenty who have tried to make market predictions about where we are and where we’re going, can anyone really predict the future?
That’s the theme for the columns I have for you today. Adam Cox from Futuresource Consulting hit us with a column about the future of videoconferencing. Also, a column from yours truly because I attended Almo E4v! Definitely check out the first section of the column, to get a sense of Gary Kayye’s thoughts on the future of UCC as we move through COVID-19.
In other news, Vivitek is no longer selling LauncherPlus in the U.S. — because of the Barco lawsuit, we have the deets on a new headset from Poly, Bose has a new ceiling speaker solution, and more.
Populations are adjusting to COVID-19, with social distancing orders having compelled people to find alternatives to face-to-face meetings. As a result, cloud video conferencing solutions have never been more popular. With hundreds of millions of people now working from home, vendors such as Cisco, Lifesize and Microsoft have responded to the crisis by offering their cloud video conferencing solutions for free, or by extending the functionality of their existing free versions.
As with many events in the world right now, Almo Professional A/V canceled its E4 Experience(s) that was supposed to happen this spring. Instead, the distributor held an utterly online version — calling it the E4 Evolution or E4v. I wrote a sneak preview about it a couple of weeks ago. But in case you missed that, here is the gist.