Welcome to a pre-InfoComm issue of rAVe HomeAV. Although InfoComm is not a residential AV show by any means, more and more residential contractors have been attending — in fact, according to AVIXA, more than half of the CEDIA members are also at InfoComm. So, obviously, you’re interested in what’s going on in commercial AV and markets like digital signage and UCC rooms — being very network-centric — are perfect cross-over projects for your teams. In addition, restaurants and bars need your services and as AV-over-IP is primetime now, InfoComm is the perfect show for you to attend to see the latest in AV-over-IP products. In fact, so far, I count at least six new manufacturers in the AV-over-IP market entering it at InfoComm and now over 260 AV-over-IP products. And, in case you haven’t heard, Audinate’s Dante
platform added Dante AV
— an AV-over-IP channel for 1G IP-based video over any existing Dante network. So, you should consider attending.
But, if you can’t attend, here is where we will post ALL our news
(and videos, and podcasts, and photos) from InfoComm — it’s already filled with pre-show content.
Of course, I’d be remiss not to mention our story about SnapAV purchasing Control4
. SnapAV spent at least three years looking at the control market as they called me about it in 2016. But, their best strategy, in the end, was to buy someone and Control4 is a perfect match for them. But, I am sure you’ve read enough pundit opinions about it, so I’ll leave it at that. But, as we all know, control is all moving to apps and the cloud — so that hardware-based thing better be re-thought.
Oh, one thing that I will mention before turning you loose to read this issue — check out the vidoecast (Vodcast) I did with a start-up called XTEN-AV below — you can’t miss it as the headline is, “XTEN-AV is About to Make D-Tools Obsolete
.” Don’t believe me? Watch it. Then, head over the LinkedIn and see the comments on the video (I posted it there, too, as the commercial integrators are going wild over it and one CE asked if they would have a residential version of it and they answered late last night — “yes.”
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