Latest headlines: Scott Tiner on promoting diversity in the AV industry, Eric Olson on AV-over-IP, plus news from DSE, 22Miles and more
July 17, 2020 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 13
It’s 90-degree Friday here in North Carolina, and, boy, am I glad it’s (almost) the weekend. This week, we got the news that DSE 2020 has been pushed back an additional two months to November 11-13, 2020. This is the show’s second postponement, but it’s not the first time we’ve seen this move this year.
Below, you can get to know the AVIXA Foundation scholarship recipients, read up on SYNNEX’s VISUALSolv Healthcare Day (held through our LAVNCH platform!) and check out alllllll the thought-leadership and industry news for alllllllll things digital signage.
Also this week, I enjoyed a reposted story from Digital Signage Connection on what to consider when using projection mapping. I think I will send this to one of my a cappella girlfriends I sang with in college — yeah, I did that. Interestingly, she became a lighting designer for nearly four years and now works in stage lighting equipment sales; she was a physical/biological anthropology major — talk about a switch. Should I go back and try to make it as a professional a cappella singer? Don’t tell Gary I asked you all that. He’ll make me sing a Coldplay song in front of the whole company.
On infrequent occasions, I write blogs that do not relate directly to technology or AV. I do this because I feel as though I should stick to the things that I know and have experience with. Yet, there are times when something is so important, I feel like I need to say something. Due to the racial inequalities within the U.S. — which have been highlighted over the past several months — this is one of those times.
AV-over-IP continues to pick up traction among integrators in the ProAV industry, but there are still quite a few that find themselves questioning if they should start implementing this technology. In fact, 45% of respondents in a 2019 industry survey revealed that they either do not embrace, or are on the fence with adopting AV-over-IP as a viable AV distribution solution – nearly half. So why all the hesitation, and furthermore, why is now the right time for using AV-over-IP?