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AVWeek 458: Two Pillars

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Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen

This edition of AVWeek is particularly special because the day of recording happened to fall on Tim’s birthday. And the gift he’s getting is a whole stack of news related to the commercial side of the AV industry! To help the process along are some trusted cohorts in the industry, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications for AtlasIED Gina Sansivero, Principal Consultant for avitaas Brock McGinnis, Vertical Market Manager for Biamp Nevil Bounds, and last but certainly not least, Principal Consultant for 12 Bar Insights Shaun Robinson.

AVIXA continues to measure the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our industry. We’re currently on the 10th weekly Impact Survey provided by the group. By looking at these statistics as well as some potential forecasts by groups like AV Magazine, we discuss what the AV industry might look like in the next few months as some companies start to trickle back into the main workforce.

Zoom has focused their efforts to becoming more secure, by lining up a 90-day security plan including a host of encryption protocols. This is also coming off the heels of their recent acquisition of the secure messaging company Keybase. It’s partly a response to the surge in use of the platform following shelter in place orders, but also a genuine concerted effort to increase their security. Taking a look at this process and seeing how businesses could take a page from Zoom.

Lastly, the Alliance For IP Media Solutions (also known as AIMS) is building an open standard for the future of AV over IP solutions they call IPMX. Do we really need another standard? Seeing how IPMX separates themselves from other standards and what it would take to propel them forward.

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  1. Aaron, thanks so much for the comment. I think you’re right about why AVB is attractive. Much like Dante, CobraNet is owned by a private company and those who use it are subject to their direction.

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