Welcome to the last UCC newsletter of March! It’s been a stressful few weeks — COVID-19 has turned our world upside down — and with it, the AV world too. InfoComm was officially canceled today. I know it’s disappointing, but AVIXA is working to keep everyone safe during these difficult and confusing times. Not to change the subject, but I’d like to hear from you UCC #AVtweeps, because rumor has it, many of your companies are helping out in the community, whether it’s with free trials of software, sending products to teachers and educators, etc. If you and your company are doing #AVgood, I want to write about you! Connect with me on LinkedIn and tell me what you’re doing.
Today we have four columns on a range of topics to keep you busy reading through the week. Anthony Coppedge writes about how we can be using AI to our advantage in the AV industry. Gary Kayye wrote a blog post to correspond with his “Exclusive Best UCC Webinar Ever.” Mark Coxon offers some advice on the integration space during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, Gary Kayye includes his coverage of the Sharp WCD launch.
In other news, Yamaha’s CS-700 sound bar is Zoom-certified. Peerless-AV has a new bundled solution — created in response to COVID-19, AtlasIED has a new sound-masking speaker and more.
Rather than a regular Disney song, I would instead like to offer you this Hercules parody about social distancing. It’s timely. And funny.