Latest headlines: Scott Tiner on recharge centers, Steph Beckett on hybrid working, plus news from Extron, Atlona, Crestron, Draper and more
August 14, 2020 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 15
Hey everyone, happy Friday! It’s been a minute since I’ve written to y’all. We analyzed the market during our last newsletter and talked about how there was a definite downturn in AV $$$ during Q2. Well, we’re in a pandemic, that’s bound to happen. It’s what comes next that counts! Take a look at the AVIXA July Pro Business Index. While it was minor, there was an uptick in June, that industry experts are hoping we will continue to see in the coming months. Keep creating the things that help us exist in this really crappy time, and you’ll be the ones who push change forward.
In this newsletter, take a gander at Scott Tiner’s blog on recharge centers (what are they, how can you use them, do they have a use in the UCC space????). Then, read a blog from yours truly with my take on Poly’s recent study on hybrid working. I’m no expert, but I have a lot of opinions and I’m forthright about them, so that has to count for something, right?
Finally, we have all the product news you could ever want or need. Catch updates from Draper, Black Box, ClearOne and Crestron (to name a few). We also have some industry updates from Neonode and catch the latest on Jon Sidwick’s new job!
According to Kenny Chesney, “We all have a song that somehow stamped our lives, takes us to another place and time,” I know that I certainly do. But can technology do that too? There is information all around us that says technology has a significant impact on our moods and emotions. As with teenagers, we often associate technology with adverse reactions, rushing, depression, anxiety, stress, etc. Dr. David Putrino, the co-director of the Abilities Research Center and director of Rehabilitation Innovation at the Mount Sinai Health System, looks at it differently.
Obviously, companies are seeing that this type of work-from-home, Zoom-calls-to-check-in-and-make-sure-nobody-is-watching-“Friends”-on-HBO-Max-all-day method can work! So, are your CEOs going to rush you back to the office post-COVID when they can save money by keeping you at the house without risking productivity? Probably not, folks!