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AVWeek 410: The Future of AV

…And I Feel Fine

InfoComm 2019 is over and done with, but we’re still feeling the aftereffects. We discuss Andrew Davis’ piece on how software is eating AV and the potential bleak future for the AV industry. Is it really the end of the (AV) world as we know it?

On the other side, AVIXA’s Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) is predicting a large growth in profitability for AV products and services. Apropos to the previous story, they predict $10 billion from cloud services alone. So, are we in a coming AV-pocalypse or not?

We also discuss Brandy Alvarado’s article about a series of instances at InfoComm, both positive and enormously negative. Having a discussion about diversity and equality surrounding the AV industry, and what we can do to improve the quality of our culture.

Video available below.



  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.

AVWeek started in late July 2011. It is hosted by Tim Albright. Albright started his professional life as a broadcaster in St. Louis. In the audiovisual industry, Tim has worked as a technology manager for Lewis and Clark Community College, control programmer, design consultant, and design engineer. The first episode of AVWeek, episode 0000, was recorded via Skype with two AV pros Albright met via Twitter and a long-time friend. Since that first episode in July 2011, AVWeek has produced a weekly program missing only one week in the first year.

Albright also taught radio and audio production for over 14 years, including introducing podcast production to his students in 2006. He resides on the Illinois side of the St. Louis, Missouri area where he and his wife raise their two children. AVWeek is based, in part, on the TWiT (This Week in Tech) model of podcasts where the host reads a news story and panelists provide their insight, analysis, and opinion on the subject matter. If you would like to be a panelist on AVWeek, email Tim at tim@www.avnation.tv

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