The Future of AV is Software; That’s Why We Gave Valarea a Best of InfoComm Award


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If you haven’t heard of Valarea yet, you will likely, soon. The future of AV is software — whether you like it or not. You likely already know this. Remember when videoconferencing required tens of thousands of dollars of camera gear and a “codec?” What do we use now? Software. Zoom, Teams, Meet — it’s all software.

And, what about the control system? Remember when the only way to control a room required a $15,000 touch panel? How do we do it now? Lots of software that can be controlled via an iPad, if we so choose.

Dante audio? Software.

AV-over-IP — the future of routing audio and video sources like HDMI, DisplayPort and the like? All software. SDVoE stands for Software Defined Video over Ethernet.

The future of collaboration — no matter whether or not it happens inside a room, from home or on the road — will all be software.

So, when we saw this on the InfoComm 2022 show floor, we knew it was the clear winner of the Best Collaboration Software Product category — just watch this:

I’m pretty sure, after watching that, you now see my vision for the future of meetings: true collaboration and simplicity. And, although that demo was shown on Jupiter’s 21:9 monitor; it works at any resolution on any display. Check it all out here: