An Analysis of Crestron’s ‘Town Hall’ Sessions: Addressing the Supply Chain

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It is no secret to the AV world that most companies have dealt with incredible supply chain issues in the past 18 months. We hear horror stories of companies changing ship dates from weeks, to months to even years. It is not uncommon today to hear of 18 -24-month ship dates. For some reason, much […]

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Will Supply Chain and Inventory Problems Change AV?

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In mid-August, Gary Kayye shared an advertisement from Aurora on his LinkedIn page. In the advertisement, Aurora took on Crestron’s well-known stock issue directly. You can read more about the various reactions in Steph Beckett’s blog post here. The comments are interesting as a real-life experiment regarding what works with advertising — or what doesn’t. […]

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Audinate Details Supply Chain Problems in Meeting During InfoComm; Provides Solution Date

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Addressing one of the most important, complex and dynamic commercial issues impacting the global ProAV industry, Audinate today announced the actions the company has been taking to minimize and mitigate the impact of global supply issues. In addition, as part of its strategy to ensure availability of product, the company announced next-generation, drop-in replacements for […]

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How a Dutch Company Became a Tiny Bottleneck in the Enormous Semiconductor Supply Problem

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The shortage of semiconductors has had a profound effect on the global economy. Semiconductors, in particular microprocessors (semiconductors containing a CPU, essentially a computer), are the brains inside so many things that are a part of daily life: washing machines, toys, watches, cameras, ATMs, planes, televisions, LED light bulbs and nearly every form of human […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About the Chip Shortage (But Were Too Embarrassed to Ask)

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It’s a scenario currently playing out at AV integrators all over the world. After a difficult year of pandemic-induced budget cuts, a client accepts a proposal for an install or upgrade. Paperwork gets signed. Purchase orders get cut. Product orders go out. And then … the waiting game begins. Phone calls are made. The waiting […]

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Protecting the Supply Chain to Serve Integrators and End Users

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By Bryce Dunn Audinate Supply chains — once solely the domain of product managers and procurement specialists — are now being discussed in the evening news as disruptions impact the availability of a wide range of consumer and commercial goods. Semiconductors, in particular, have been affected by a significant uptick in demand that has not […]

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