Stress & Ulcers
We are back with another helping of the latest news coming out of the commercial side of the AV industry. Joining us to discuss these stories are the Global Director of Technology Alliances for Crestron Neil Fluester, Learning Environments Support Analyst at the University of Southern California Adaline Tatum and Auralex Acoustics CEO Dave Pedigo.
Once again we have ourselves another supply chain situation story, although this time it is more on the client. That concerns the five stages of grief and how they are applied to those waiting for their projects to get the materials they need. For a normal situation, those stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance. Most anecdotes with customers unable to get their supplies are somewhere in the first three stages. Are there any extra stages in the AV process? What is it going to take to get out of this mess?
Next we look at the burgeoning vertical that is esports. The video game industry has been flourishing for a few decades, and with the avenue of livestreaming platforms like Twitch, esports is bigger than ever. The same week of this posting, the fighting game tournament EVO 2022 will be taking place in Las Vegas with attendees from over sixty countries, with the finals taking place at Mandalay Bay. It’s no surprise that colleges like USC are creating spaces just for esports and broadcasting. Are integrators fully looking into the esports space? How can we use the spaces like USC to showcase the potential for the AV industry?
Speaking of video games tangentially, we discuss the use of the Unreal Engine to transform a space in Nashville with real-time projection map renders. The venue’s main space is wrapped in 360 degress of projected content to change the entire experience. This is one of these projects that through the integration of many moving parts shows just how powerful our industry can be. How else can AV be used to make a truly unique experience?
- AV Magazine – The five stages of grief for supply chain issues
- AVNation – The growing vertical of esports
- SCN – Unreal Engine’s involvement in transforming Nashville space