Hello. I want to begin this intro by noting that I’m not sure it’s physically possible to give you more news. Like, this is a hefty newsletter. And it’s hefty for good reason! A lot is going on in the world right now — and since you, end users, are part of that world, it matters! Manufacturers are making more things because you need them!
That leads me to our next point — LAVNCH WEEK was last week, and ICYMI, we had a whole day dedicated to end users. Scott Tiner delivered the day’s Tech Talk, and he spoke about the relationships between end users/integrators/manufacturers. It’s symbiotic, people! And if yours isn’t — it should be. Read the summary article here.
Alright — here’s what you came for. We have five columns for you in this issue, and we are covering a lot of ground. We’re talking Zoom’s recent success, how the esports market has capitalized on quarantine times, all the tea on the fight between AMC and Universal Studios.
Also, news! Tons! Another update on the ClearOne/Shure drama, Ross Video has updated its camera motion systems, Zoom rolled out a huge security update, Extron has new audio power amplifiers. Oh, and Almo Pro A/V is going virtual with its E4 Experience.
P.S. Here’s your pop culture tidbit from me, the person who lives on pop culture Twitter: Elon Musk and Grimes had their baby. Its name? X Æ A-12. No, we don’t know how to pronounce it. Do celebrities who name their kids weird stuff deserve rights? Be honest.