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AVWeek 415: AV Resource

The Dark Horse, Guitar Center

It’s time to see what’s going on the world of commercial AV, and then talk about it among some pretty smart people.

Fresh off the heels of acquiring AVDG in 2018, Guitar Center opens an Experience Center in Nashville. Is Guitar Center becoming a worthy rival to nearby integrators?

Microsoft has released an IoT research report focused on the adoption of IoT (internet of things) devices. Looking at the expansion of the IoT ecosystem, what the clients are looking for in their systems, and getting security needs to the manufacturer.




  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.

AVWeek started in late July 2011. It is hosted by Tim Albright. Albright started his professional life as a broadcaster in St. Louis. In the audiovisual industry, Tim has worked as a technology manager for Lewis and Clark Community College, control programmer, design consultant, and design engineer. The first episode of AVWeek, episode 0000, was recorded via Skype with two AV pros Albright met via Twitter and a long-time friend. Since that first episode in July 2011, AVWeek has produced a weekly program missing only one week in the first year.

Albright also taught radio and audio production for over 14 years, including introducing podcast production to his students in 2006. He resides on the Illinois side of the St. Louis, Missouri area where he and his wife raise their two children. AVWeek is based, in part, on the TWiT (This Week in Tech) model of podcasts where the host reads a news story and panelists provide their insight, analysis, and opinion on the subject matter. If you would like to be a panelist on AVWeek, email Tim at

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