Definitely, Probably, Maybe?
If Van McCoy’s influential disco hit is not stuck in your head by the title alone, you’re a stronger person than our editor. But we’re not here to talk about disco, we’re here to discuss the latest news coming out of the commercial side of the AV industry! And with us to have a conversation about these stories is AV veteran and end-user Rachel Harris, Biamp’s Vice President of Corporate Development Joe Andrulis, and Market Development Manager for Starin Chris Neto.
Just last week it was announced that Integrated Systems Europe 2021 will still be moving forward in the physical space, in person in Barcelona at the start of June. However, they have also allowed exhibitors to cancel their physical presence without penalties, with companies like Sharp NEC taking that offer. What does this mean for ISE? Looking at the future of this show and events like it as we start to get back to in person events.
Audio manufacturer Jabra has recently announced the next generation of their Evolve2 series. The Evolve2 30 is built in mind for the modern desk worker, making this something of a foray into the commercial side of the UC space. Are we going to see more companies like this breaking through from residential intro commercial now that working from home has broken that line entirely? Discussing the rise of resimercial and what this means for our industry moving forward.
While the pandemic brought a lot of uncertainty to things like working in the office, it also brought about many new and innovative solutions to handle the current situation. But as we are starting to see the end of this and people are bound to return to the office, what will happen to those solutions? What solutions are end users looking for that can be used now and later? How can we ensure that these systems are going to be useful well into the future?
- Rachel Harris – Rachel on Twitter
- Joe Andrulis – Biamp
- Chris Neto – Chris on Twitter
- AV Network – ISE 2021 plans to proceed in person
- AV Magazine – Mike Blackman’s official statement about ISE 2021
- Sharp’s Statement about ISE 2021
- AVNation – Jabra gets into UC market with Evolve2 30
- Commercial Integrator – Future of systems installed during COVID-19
- AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.
- Rachel’s interview during Black History Month can be found here.