Latest headlines: Nathan Haynes on reasons to work in AV, Mark Coxon on supply chain issues and Megan A. Dutta on AV Halloween setups.
October 28, 2021 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 20
Hi, #Rentaltweeps! Happy Thursday! Who’s been exploring the InfoComm floor? There’s a team of us from rAVe in Orlando right now, so come and say hi!
Our first column is a reminder of some of the top reasons to work in the audiovisual industry. Nathan Haynes outlines his top 10 reasons to work in AV, and I’ll say I agree with them all. Though the cool technology and money in AV are great perks, it’s the people and opportunities that really make our industry special. What number on Nathan’s list would be your number one reason for working in the Rental market?
Another column this week is by Mark Coxon and takes a look into supply chain issues — and what might have caused them. It’s easy to blame the pandemic, but are there other reasons beyond the virus and its impact on supplies that could be to blame? Mark makes an interesting point when he mentions our love of the LLB (little black box) and how it has slowed our transition to virtualized AV products. Get a deeper look into the reasons that could be behind the supply chain issues we’re facing today, both in the Rental market and others.
The last column for this week is a fun piece about Halloween setups! Megan A. Dutta talked to the pros about how to stage a hauntingly cool and spooky Halloween scene — using AV, of course. Learn how to create your own Halloween designs using holographic displays, projectors, OLEDs and more. And hey, just in time for the holiday this weekend!
That’s it for this week. There are a few case studies I think you should check out below, and don’t miss other industry and product news as well. I hope you have a great weekend, and I’ll see you next time!
First, let me say this was an extremely difficult list to narrow down to only 10. Not to mention the struggle for what goes first and what goes last. But, in my experience, these are the top 10 reasons for a career in AV!
If we really want to become more efficient as an industry moving forward, we need to embrace the idea of virtualizing as much of our hardware as we can and get serious about the standards and cross-compatibility of devices that utilize them.