Experts are still analyzing a June 2013 shoot out in Orlando that injured two and nearly injured a third.
A recent publication by one Leonard Suskin, brought into question the motivation for the shoot out in the first place and also leveled some criticism at the way the responding officer, AV Phenom, handled the situation at hand asserting that there were “secondary tests he could have performed but didn’t.”
When reached for comment, Phenom shrugged off the criticism. “It seems that many times when these things happen, people start to analyze factors around the event that really have little to do with the end result. When I responded to the scene, video was dead. There were several suspects and none ended up being guilty. It was not my duty or intention to compare one to the other. My immediate job was to revive the victim and then to make others aware of the potential dangers so that they did not fall victim to a similar situation.”
Many industry experts have long criticized the lack of enforcement of the vague existing laws and standards as being responsible for these video casualties and injuries to the associated manufacturers and integrators alike. The cry of “Why?” is echoing loudly.
Reports of similar deaths of video signals have been reported nationwide, many going unsolved, with no real perpetrator ever being found, which goes a long way to dispute Suskin’s claim that manufacturer’s wouldn’t “sell a product which simply doesn’t do what it is advertised as doing.”
“I’m not calling anyone’s honesty into question”, stated Phenom. “I’m just saying that if a person claims to have jumped over a river, it’d be nice to know if they are referring to the Mississippi or the local creek. The context makes a lot of difference in the feat itself, even if it is at its core still ‘true'”.
Even Suskin, despite his criticisms of the shoot out and its handling, concedes that in these types of situations it is “quite challenging to make meaningful performance comparisons.”
This is where Phenom describes the second guessing of procedural nuances as “esoteric theory being hit by the bus of reality.”
Phenom gained notoriety during the Extron/Crestron Switch Wars of 2013, where escalating tensions rose over some controversial YouTube videos being released by the taunting rivals. He investigated these issues at that time as well, concluding in his final analysis that “no one cares how many parsecs it takes your ship to do the Kessel Run if the journey takes us through a star system with pink sparkles and black holes that swallow video randomly.”
Phenom is optimistic that new standards and better enforcement of old ones will continue to mitigate these issues, and that the survival rate of digital video signals will continue to increase in all markets, verticals, and applications alike.
Phenom recently joined the Minnesota ‘Mount’ed Police with the rank of Chief.