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AVWeek 495: Continuity

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Eating With Their Eyes

Some would say this is the time for the season of loving, but as much as we may feel like one we are not The Zombies. We are instead committed to bringing you the latest in news from the commercial side of the AV industry. With us to discuss that is CEO of BAM! Marketing & PR Brandy Alvarado, Principal Consultant for avitaas Brock McGinnis, and co-host of our own A State of Control as well as Principal of Fregosa Design Rich Fregosa.

Fortissimo Capital Fund has acquired a majority interest in Kramer Electronics. The company’s founders Michael and Ben-Zion Hochstein retain their company interests while Joseph Kramer and founder of Kramer Electronics will be retiring. So, what will this mean for Kramer moving forward? Discussing what will happen in the absence of the founder of Kramer and the impact of this move on a global level.

Next is the seemingly never-ending tale of Shure and ClearOne’s litigation disputes. This focuses on their ceiling microphones, where Shure was denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the sale of ClearOne’s product. What will it take to get past this battle? Is something else brewing past these injunctions?

AV Hardware suppliers look to be scaling up their chains to meet demands for the eventual post-pandemic surge. Companies like Avocor are looking at potential issues faced by this preparation like shipping and logistics. Should we be expecting this big surge by around the third fiscal quarter of 2021? Looking at the factors in play and what this means for our industry.

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