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AVWeek 501: The Red Herring

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We could probably rest on our laurels and take a break after 500, and no one would probably fault us. But the news surrounding the commercial side of the AV industry continues, and so will we! Joining us today is now Vice President of Sales for Nationwide AV Brock McGinnis, Manager of Product Marketing Derek Joncas and Director of Sales for PRG Gear Alexis La Broi.

Synnex and Data Tech have entered into a definitive merger deal worth $7.2 billion. With a B. In addition to being one of the biggest agreements for this industry, the companies intend to expand on a global scale. As with any merger or acquisition, what are the growing pains for both companies to be expected? and with their global expansion, what could this mean for other companies looking to make that same jump? Discussing the impact of this deal and what effects it could have across the whole industry.

The DisneyWorld Resort in Orlando Florida is conducting a 30-day test of facial recognition technology in the park. Doomsayers like Bradford are asked to get their signs prepared in advance. Joking aside, The company hopes that solutions like this will improve guest experience and continue to provide safety in the park amidst the pandemic. Is this the start of a terrifying future, or something good for other verticals and the AV industry? Looking at the challenges in adapting facial recognition technology in other spaces and what could come out of this.

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