Frequency AV Debuts AVaaS Model for End Users

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AV solutions and services provider Frequency Audio-Visual Services has announced its AV as a Service (or AVaaS) model. Designed to offer businesses, educational institutions and local governments flexible payment options for new audio visual systems, the AVaaS subscription model changes the way that technology procurement and ownership is approached. Frequency’s solution aims to provide equipment, […]

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AV Industry EOL: Planned Obsolescence (Part Two)

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See part one of Anthony’s Planned Obsolescence column here. Since planned obsolescence for pro AV gear harms sales, service contracts and product support, the future for the AV industry may be headed toward the “as a service” model borrowed from the software industry. Should there be standards for planned obsolescence? Even the IT industry, with […]

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Barco Launches AVaaS Service Aimed at Education and Meeting Room Control Markets

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Barco has become the first manufacturer to launch a AVaaS (AV as a service) model for integrators that involves real hardware that the client never has to purchase. Here at ISE today, Barco announced the launch of what it’s calling, in the press announcement, a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offering — something I predicted back last fall. Powered by […]

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As-a-What? The Trend From Ownership to Use

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By Jean Pierre Overbeek CEO, BIS Group Monday morning. The alarm rings, a bit too early for my liking. I probably shouldn’t have watched the last two series on Netflix yesterday evening after the traditional Sunday evening football matches on TV… after the morning ritual of having a shower, getting dressed, having breakfast and coffee, […]

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InfoComm: Redefining AV as a Service

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By Nermina Miller Senior Technical Editor, InfoComm International As organizations continue to adapt to digital-economy parameters and become Internet-scalable, location-aware and agile, the need for collaboration across space and time increases the demand for centralized technology monitoring and management. Customers are trying to avoid the headache of owning a depreciated asset or the technical risk […]

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