AVWeek 418: Stupid-Proof

Bring It On, Future

We bring out some old dogs of AV to look at some of the most interesting news pieces and stories coming out of the AV industry.

Connected host David Danto writes about the beginning of the end for puprose-built collaboration devices. Is he right? Looking at the longevity (or potential lack thereof) of soft codecs.

We look at the future of AV technology like the Internet of Things, 5G and Wi-Fi 6. Are integrators prepared for this new technology?

Finally, we discuss the next generation of the AV workforce. Looking at what current integrators can do to foster the progress of AV successors.


Links to sources:


  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.
  • The Far Side comic mentioned by Clint can be found here. Thanks, Gary Larson.

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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