Latest headlines: Gary Kayye on the olden days of audio-only phone calls, Scott Tiner on his new #DearVendor podcast and more
June 7, 2021 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 11
Happy Monday, AV pros and fans! This week’s newsletter is full of columns, blogs and new tech. One of my favorite news pieces this week was an industry story about Igloo Vision and its 360-degree tech, installed in more than 40 universities worldwide. Check it out here (and below)!
In “I Miss ‘POT’ Calls,” Gary Kayye relents the good old days of simple, audio-only phone discussions. Though Zoom and videoconferencing had made their mark on the world pre-coronavirus, Gary writes about a truth we have all felt since COVID-19’s outbreak — the pressure of being on video. I know I have felt it. Have you?
Our second column, “#DearVendor Podcast and Higher Ed: Speaking Directly to the Industry,” Scott Tiner gives us an overview of his #DearVendor podcast. One listener said the podcast was like “eavesdropping on higher ed tech managers who are talking amongst themselves.” Find out details about the podcast in this piece, and don’t forget to go back and listen to some of the episodes!
Find all of these stories and more below! I am excited for another great week of all things AV. Take a look below for some other great stories, blogs, tech news and more. See you next time!
Several months ago I started a podcast here on rAVe called #DearVendor. The idea behind the podcast is the AV industry is an ecosystem — we are only healthy if all parts of the industry are healthy. In the podcast, I give tech managers (aka in-house integrators) an opportunity to tell manufacturers, integrators, programmers, designers and others what services and products they need. An integrator commented on a LinkedIn post about the podcast, saying it was like eavesdropping on higher ed tech managers who are talking amongst themselves. What a great observation! That is exactly the point of the podcast.
All of a sudden, post-COVID, I find myself yearning for a simple, uncomplicated, spur-of-the-moment phone call. One where I can’t see anyone, just for a while. And, truth be told, I kind of don’t want them to see me. I liked wearing my semi-controversial T-shirts to spark discussions around the office. My once-coveted Star Wars collection is becoming hackneyed to everyone on Zoom.