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AVWeek 494: Moving Wireless

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All On The Same Team

Hopefully we are all our of our collective post-“Big Game” hazes, whether that be brought on by overindulgence in food, drink or depression on your preferred team’s loss. Whatever the case, we are steadfastly here to cover the latest news coming out of the commercial side of the AV industry. Joining us this week is Shure Applications Engineer Joel Norris, Director of System Solutions for QSC Cory Schaeffer, and Live Event expert as well as longtime AVNation collaborator George Tucker.

AVIXA has announced that InfoComm 2021 is moving from June to October 23-29. While we recently sat down with AVIXA CEO David Labuskes to talk about the steps that led to this decision and its effect on the industry, now we have to think about the integrators that showcase and how this could change any potential product roadmaps? What could this mean for other upcoming shows for the year like ISE? And assuming (perhaps, too optimistically) that we do return to the physical space for shows, will the virtual part still stay?

Shure has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a dedicated UHF channel for wireless microphones. Recently, the FCC terminated the “Vacant Channels” rulemaking opened during the 600MHz incentive auction, but declined to authorize a dedicated UHF channel for wireless microphones to use. And since we have a Shure representative on the show today, now’s as good a time as ever to have this conversation. What’s the impact on the space without these channels? Is there something that the AV industry can do to help overturn this?

And since that “Big Game” has happened, (technically as of recording it had yet to happen) it’s the perfect time to look at Ping HD and Daktronics’ contributions to the video boards for Super Bowl LV. Daktronics has 14 video displays installed, and there are nearly 140 digital menu boards from Ping HD to bring a unique experience for the 22,000 football fans. We discuss the potential avenues like sporting events where AV can shine and provide a truly unique experience for those attendees.  

  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.  
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