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Today, let’s keep this nice and simple. We’re here to discuss the latest news coming out of the commercial side of the AV industry. Joining us is Business Development Manager for Mad Systems Brandy Alvarado, President of Omega Audio Video and host of our own ResiWeek Matt Scott, and Applications Engineer at Shure Joel Norris as we break down the commercial news of AV.

Proximity solutions have been in our industry for a while, with products like occupancy sensors and bluetooth connections, but with the rising pandemic, touchless (or specifically, touch less) solutions are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Where else can we utilize this technology? Discussing the logistics and potential drawbacks of these touch less solutions.

SAVI Controls is set to unveil their new commercial automation and control system SAVI 3 at their upcoming virtual event August 26. It is reported that this system is so streamlined that installation “will take hours instead of weeks,” according to the company’s statement. Looking at the state of automation and what control automation looks like in our current state.

Apparently when Samsung gets into a vertical, they do not hold back. They have recently gotten into the large-scale venue video display game, as their outdoor LEDs were used in the SoFi stadium’s 70,000 square-foot dual-sided center-hung video board. No, that is not a typo. While this is impressive, it comes with a caveat called COVID-19. This is meant for the Rams stadium, but are we even going to have games? How are large builds being impacted by this pandemic, and how is it going to affect manufacturers and integrators in the long run?

  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.
  • Discussions about control automation and similar topics can be found on our show A State Of Control.
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