Keep Your Germs To Yourself
We have quite a week ahead of us personally, but before we can head into it we’ve got to take a look at what is happening within the commercial side of the AV industry. Joining us to cover these topics is Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications for AtlasIED Gina Sansivero, Vice President of Electro Acoustics Luke Jordan, and AV Administrator for Henderson Engineers Erica Williams.
As companies like Zoom and Microsoft build up their collaboration technology, Google steps up to the plate. Google looks to boost their G Suite platform to become on par with Teams and Slack in the unified communications and collaboration software space. Even though it’s a large conglomerate like Google, can they compete? Looking at what Google brings to both UC and collaboration.
The European side of the Distribution company Ricoh (not to be confused with the US federal law RICO) announces the launch of their AV Managed Services, powered by Utelogy. They are offering three levels of support, able to monitor remotely and fix any issues that pop up. What does this mean for dealers since Ricoh is selling this directly to end-users? How these services could shape the landscape of AV as a service models for the near future.
Extron has unveiled an app for their Quantum Ultra video wall system called the Express Mobile Software. We have covered touchless and touch-less (yes, there is a distinction) solutions, especially amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic. Looking at the importance of mobile apps like this as integrators and end-users return to the office.
Also, we give the smallest of teases to an upcoming event that AVNation is hosting involving a presentation from AtlasIED. Sign ups for the presentation are available at this link. You do not want to miss out!
- Commercial Integrator – Google using G Suite to get into UC and collaboration space
- AV Magazine – Ricoh Europe launces AV Managed Services powered by Utelogy
- AVNation – Extron launches Express Mobile Software for Quantum Ultra