Anyone Can Play Guitar: The Quivering Line Between Consumer and Professional

By Marco Cella Extron There was a girl in my circle of college acquaintances named Aubrey; she was a very talented composer and welcoming spirit that could easily fit alongside every human archetype on Earth. Arguing with her was impossible: shoulder shrug, wide smile and heartland accent were the lethal weapons that made her extremely […]

Anyone Can Play Guitar: The Quivering Line Between Consumer and Professional

Recruiting Talent in the AV Industry? Company Values Matter.

By Peter Hansen AVIXA Company values matter. They impact how your business runs, they impact our society, and, according to new data, they hold substantial importance to the ProAV workforce. The link between company values and hiring is not an entirely new topic. In recent years, more and more data has shown that workers place […]

Recruiting Talent in the AV Industry? Company Values Matter.

Better Is Not Good Enough: The Racial Pay Gap Still Exists

By Peter Hansen and Joé Lloyd AVIXA ProAV is facing what is probably the tightest labor market in its history, with company labor needs greatly outstripping worker availability. As detailed in our latest “Macroeconomic Trends Analysis” report, these conditions have created major hiring and retention difficulties that companies are struggling to solve. When it comes […]

Better Is Not Good Enough: The Racial Pay Gap Still Exists

The Last Day of LAVNCH WEEK 5: ProAV Day!

Well, we’ve made it, #AVtweeps — the final day of LAVNCH WEEK 5! Thursday was ProAV Day, and we saw product demos, had discussions and learned tons about the upcoming trends in ProAV. Read on below to find a recap of the whole day, and don’t forget you can also watch the entire day on […]

The Last Day of LAVNCH WEEK 5: ProAV Day!

The Accelerating Merge of ProAV and IP

By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting While the past two years have brought unprecedented operational disruption and uncertainty for enterprises across all industry sectors, it has also accelerated the blurring of the boundaries between the ProAV and IP worlds. We have seen broadcast and event tools merged with videoconferencing tools to enable enterprises to have richer […]

The Accelerating Merge of ProAV and IP

LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: The ProAV Day Roundup

Within the amazing evolution of AV this past year, we’ve seen new solutions along the lines of UCC, digital signage, dvLED, projection, voice/gesture control and so much more. What will be the keys to 2021 success? Preparation, connection and agility, Rich Ventura of Sony said as he joined the LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 welcome segment to […]

LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: The ProAV Day Roundup

3 Ways Integrators Can Scale and Deploy Successfully

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  By Phil Langley Senior Vice President, Global Pro AV & UCC at Anixter ProAV integration has changed in recent years. A big change in the industry is the convergence of AV and IT, creating the need for integrators to adjust to consumer demand for much simpler technology. ProAV procurement has […]

3 Ways Integrators Can Scale and Deploy Successfully

Almo E4v Roundup Part 4: Pro Audio Matters

Ever since UCC technology became commoditized — thanks to Zoom issuing more than 100,000 free licenses to K-12 schools, then expanding to accommodate more than 300 million daily meeting participants since early 2020 — audio-quality issues have become front and center. You can still have a remote or virtual meeting without video, but not without […]

Almo E4v Roundup Part 4: Pro Audio Matters

ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: CX, Crystal Balls and a Hot Debate on AV-over-IP

ProAV is at a crossroads today. And it’s not just because so many of us are working from home and don’t know what the commercial/business space will look like in three months, even with well-researched predictions. Big innovations in ProAV were happening long before COVID-19, but the pandemic has expedited — expedited like the first […]

ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: CX, Crystal Balls and a Hot Debate on AV-over-IP

The Status of ProAV, As Told By AVIXA’s “COVID-19 Impacts to ProAV Businesses” Webinar

Last week, AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association) held an important and data-driven webinar based on consolidated findings from the past 12 weeks of its Impact Survey — a weekly assessment of proAV industry trends, attitudes and perceptions in light of the pandemic. The “COVID-19 Impacts to Pro AV Businesses Webinar,” available to AVIXA […]

The Status of ProAV, As Told By AVIXA’s “COVID-19 Impacts to ProAV Businesses” Webinar

Our Favorite Moments From LAVNCH WEEK 2020

I had the pleasure of providing live coverage for the first-ever LAVNCH WEEK, an all-digital event put on by THE rAVe Agency in partnership with Zoom last week. After five full days of education sessions, product launches and thought-leadership, I wanted to write a wrap-up story of my favorite moments, broken down by vertical: ProAV, […]

Our Favorite Moments From LAVNCH WEEK 2020

LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Panel: “AV Careers, Workforce Development and Pivoting Your Products and Services” — The Blog Version

The ProAV Panel of LAVNCH WEEK yesterday covered something that’s been on many of our minds. The title of the talk will give it away: “AV Careers, Workforce Development and Pivoting Your Products and Services.” In other words, how can you, and your business, pivot in this “new normal” and keep your head above water? […]

LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Panel: “AV Careers, Workforce Development and Pivoting Your Products and Services” — The Blog Version

LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Keynote: AI and Voice Are the Future, with William Ammerman — The Blog Version

“Artificial intelligence is already at work changing you”: a provoking idea, direct from our second LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Day keynote presenter, William Ammerman — author of McGraw-Hill’s “The Invisible Brand: Marketing in the Age of Automation, Big Data, and Machine Learning.” Ammerman’s keynote today for ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK, “AI and the Voice User […]

LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Keynote: AI and Voice Are the Future, with William Ammerman — The Blog Version

Dave Labuskes on “#AVgood” and the AV Industry in 2020 — Blog Version of the LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Keynote

Today in history marks the first-ever day of LAVNCH WEEK, the industry’s first virtual launch event — proudly created and successfully launched by rAVe in partnership with Zoom. Kicking off the day with the very first session of the week was AVIXA CEO David Labuskes. Who better to kick off LAVNCH WEEK than Dave Labuskes? […]

Dave Labuskes on “#AVgood” and the AV Industry in 2020 — Blog Version of the LAVNCH WEEK ProAV Keynote

InFocus Is Back – But Only From Ingram Micro

InFocus have announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. to market, promote, sell and support the entire portfolio of projectors and collaboration solutions. The InFocus Ingram Micro partnership will include the new JTouch 4.0 interactive displays and Mondopad 4.0 to channel partners throughout the U.S. “We are extremely happy to sign this new […]

InFocus Is Back – But Only From Ingram Micro

VuWall2 Updated With Milestone, IHSE, KVM Integrations

VuWall today announced an update to its flagship video wall control and collaboration platform, VuWall2, including colored borders and color detection, support for the Milestone XProtect unified security platform, further integration with the IHSE Draco tera matrix and extended KVM support of IP sources. VuWall2 boosts operational awareness and productivity with new colored borders around […]

VuWall2 Updated With Milestone, IHSE, KVM Integrations

Steinberg Launches UR-C Interfaces

Steinberg has a new line of audio interfaces for USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed) including the UR22C, the UR44C, the UR22C Recording Pack and a UR816C rackmount interface, which will be released in November. The entire lineup of UR-C audio interfaces provides USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed) connectivity for connection to […]

Steinberg Launches UR-C Interfaces

Mackie Drops Portable SRM-Flex Column PA System

Today Mackie announces its latest entry into the portable PA market, the all-new SRM-Flex Portable Column PA System. Using a lightweight design, SRM Series sound quality, a six-channel digital mixer and wireless control and streaming, SRM-Flex is designed for all portable PA system applications. The modular design of SRM-Flex features a 10″ LF woofer in the molded cabinet […]

Mackie Drops Portable SRM-Flex Column PA System

Prismview Is Integrated Into Samsung: All of a Sudden, Samsung Is an LED Leader Now

Today Samsung Electronics America announced the integration of Prismview, LLC sales and marketing teams into its display business — further strengthening the company’s LED portfolio and salesforce. The Utah-based company manufactures and installs large-format LED video displays, and their products are recognized around the world for outstanding image quality and superior durability. Prior to being […]

Prismview Is Integrated Into Samsung: All of a Sudden, Samsung Is an LED Leader Now

ProAV Market to Grow to $325 Billion By 2024 — Make Sure to Send Zoom a Thank You Card

The global professional audiovisual industry will grow to more than $325 billion in 2024, from $247 billion in 2019, according to updated forecasts in the new 2019 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) Global Summary produced by AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. Overall, the demand for pro-AV products and services is driven […]

ProAV Market to Grow to $325 Billion By 2024 — Make Sure to Send Zoom a Thank You Card

ScreenBeam to Enter ProAV Market With New Wireless Sharing Product

Actiontec is using InfoComm to launch its ScreenBeam division into the ProAV market, which includes a new 4K wireless display platform that uses Miracast and a dual-network infrastructure connectivity for wireless (BYOD) collaboration. Dubbed the ScreenBeam 1100, it allows for guest and enterprise networks simultaneously, with guest Internet connectivity for collaboration alongside employee access. Employee […]

ScreenBeam to Enter ProAV Market With New Wireless Sharing Product

According to New AVIXA Research, ProAV Market Still Growing

The corporate market continues to account for the largest segment of ProAV revenue. According to AVIXA’s Industry Outlook Trends and Analysis (IOTA), ProAV solutions for corporate office environments are expected to generate nearly $15 billion in revenue in the Americas in 2018. Growth is expected to be somewhat slower than the overall industry, at 1.5 […]

According to New AVIXA Research, ProAV Market Still Growing