A Bridge Too Far
Steel yourselves for some of the worst puns known to man, and then get ready for the latest news coming out of the commercial side of the AV industry.
BlueJeans announces that they have let go 40% of their workforce as part of “a strategic decision to optimize resources”. What this means for the remainder of BlueJeans moving forward, and considering the state of the UC space to warrant this layoff.
Mad Systems files a patent for a system for providing location data on registered users using facial recognition. Does facial recognition fit in any space of the AV market? Is it even safe?
Looking at the potential market of Cannabis within the AV market. No, really. Is there a niche here to fill?
- Luke Jordan – Luke on Twitter
- Kevin Barlow – Draper
- Chris Bach – Extron
Links to sources:
- AVNation – Sign up for our Newsletter!
- UC Today – BlueJeans cuts 40% of workforce
- Commercial Integrator – Mad System’s new patent on facial recognition technology
- Commercial Integrator – Cannabis market and AV
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