AVWeek 514: AV Goes To Washington

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Take A Licking And Keep On Kicking

When it rains, it pours. That could be applied to the current midwestern weather, but it could also be applied to the deluge of stories coming out of the commercial side of the AV industry. Joining us to discuss some of these topics is Principal of Integrated Systems Design for Kirkegaard Bren Walker, Global Services Manager for Verrex Charmaine Torruella, Senior Director of Communcations for AVIXA Joé Lloyd and Owner of Omega Audio Video & host of ResiWeek Matt Scott.

Biamp has announced they have acquired Neets. They are not related to the Japanese term for someone Not in Education, Employment or Training, but a manufacturer of AV control systems. Biamp is usually in the conferencing space, so is this their foray into the control market? Looking at what this means for Biamp and the industry as a whole as this deal moves forward.

We’re back with what could be a recurring segment, litigation station. This time a federal jury has sided with Absen in a patent infringement lawsuit. In 2018 Ultravision alleged that Absen LED producted infringed on certain patents. They went after a handful of other manufacturers. We get into the nitty gritty of “patent trolls” and what we as an industry can do to get the right legislation to prevent these kinds of things from affecting the business.

According to a new report from cybersecurity software company Zscaler, remote work and cloud infrastructures present significant risks and vulnerabilites for organizations. Cybersecurity has been an important part of not just our industry but running a business in general, so what can we do to help those tech and IT managers understand the importance of AV security? Looking at what we can do to safeguard our systems as businesses leverage more cloud solutions into their fold.

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