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AVWeek 426: It Just Works

Electricity Happens

This week’s episode comes to you from a group of people who have recently been in different time zones, which will make for some riveting insights into the latest news and stories from the AV industry.

Zoom holds their user conference, Zoomtopia showcasing the latest innovations in unified communications. Looking at the expansion of Zoom across the industry.

NSCA has released their report for 2019 called Compensation & Benefits Report based on over 600 integrators data. Discussing what integrators can do to stay ahead of the rising tide, and looking at the “gigification” of the market.

Just adjacent to New York Digital Signage Week 2019, the Statue of Liberty gets a failsafe upgrade for their digital signage from BrightSign. The importance of active backups and preserving history… Just in case.


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  • 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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