Latest headlines: Paul Konikowski on the vulnerabilities in Owl Labs’ Meeting Owls, Bob Snyder on the Google Duo rebrand and more
August 10, 2022 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 30
In our newsletter this Wednesday, we have the latest in cybersecurity (Paul Konikowski’s latest on some vulnerabilities that cybersecurity researchers discovered in Owl Labs’ Meeting Owls earlier this year). We have the latest about the Google Duo rebrand. We have all you need to know on the idea of “anywhere audio.”
And once you’re done reading the last on the above subjects, you can check out Prolights’ new architectural lighting fixtures, Marshall Electronics’ first digital PTZ camera and more. Plus, learn more about Hall Technologies’ distribution partnership with TD Synnex and more.
P.S. LAVNCH WEEK 6 is open for registration. Did you know that we will once again have an entire day dedicated to ProAV? Join us on Oct. 26 (and for the rest of the event) by clicking here.
In January 2022, cybersecurity researchers at Modzero reported a handful of security vulnerabilities to Owl Labs regarding their 360-degree video conferencing Meeting Owl, Meeting Owl Pro, Meeting Owl 3, and Whiteboard Owl. In May, Owl Labs released patches for these vulnerabilities. As an industry, we need to do better. Not just in our quickness in responding to security concerns, but in general. I will expand on that more later in this article. First, let’s talk about the associated CVEs.
Google’s Duo will rebrand as Meet with the features from both apps. But Google’s Meet’s will remain Meet. Yes, there will be just two Google Meet apps: Meet (let’s call it 1.0, the Meet app to be soon phased out) and the new Meet (let’s call it “2.0,” the new Meet app that combines both Meet and Duo).
Portable Bluetooth speakers are hardly new. However, what is “new” is the current wave of portable and powered loudspeakers that have taken the ProAV world by storm, allowing end users to have what I call “anywhere audio.” That is, the ability to bring your audio with you regardless of application, space dimensions or overall needs. The “portable PA” category continues to grow, and as it does, we are now faced with more options than we’ve ever had in the past. There’s