Everything is Fine, Nothing is Ruined
It may be the week of Integrated Systems Europe 2020, but that doesn’t stop the rest of the world when it comes to news surrounding the commercial side of the AV industry. And we have some seriously interesting stories for you!
AVI-SPL and Whitlock have agreed to a merger to become one of the largest integrators in the industry. In addition to Yorktel’s agreement to acquire the Video Corporation of Amercia (VCA), there are a lot of changes going on in the industry. We talk with AVI-SPL Public Relations Manager Nathan Legg about what this means for both companies, and then turn it to our panelist about the impact of these stories on the industry as a whole.
LG pulls out of ISE 2020 and other trade shows amidst the rising concern of viral outbreaks like Coronavirus. The potential effects of real life events mixing into the AV space.
- Nathan Legg – AVI-SPL
- Bradford Benn – Bradford on Twitter
- Tom LeBlanc – NSCA
Links to sources:
- AV Magazine – AVI-SPL and Whitlock merger
- AVNation – LG cancels appearances at ISE 2020 and Mobile World Congress 2020
- AV Network – Yorktel acquiring Video Corporation of America
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