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However it goes down, you can’t deny that things are certainly getting interesting for the commercial side of the AV industry. We’re here to cover it, along with host of AVSocial Dawn Meade, Director of Business Development for Draper Kevin Barlow and Western Regional Sales Director for HD Distributing Mark Coxon.
InfoComm has updated their COVID Safety Recommendations for the upcoming show in October. AVIXA CEO David Labuskes issued the statement and announced that attendees will be required to wear a mask and observe a six-foot distance per guidelines. And while not directly related to InfoComm, the residential show CEDIA Expo 2021 has lost some big exhibitors like Savant, Snap One and more. Could we see this happening to InfoComm as we get ever closer to it? What could make an attendee less or more willing to go to a trade show? Checking the proverbial temperature and seeing what’s in store for trade shows once again.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed on August 10th, allocating $1.9 billion to securing critical infrastructure for cybersecurity. This bill also includes but is not limited to high-speed internet, power infrastructure and roads & bridges. We dance around the politics of the story, double and triple down on disclaimers and figure out what this bill means for the AV industry at large.
According to market researcher Sensor Tower, the usage of videoconferencing solutions like Zoom and Teams are 21 times the level since 2019. With the way that soft codecs and videoconferencing solutions are growing to a near-deaily usage, what is happening to the rooms that these systems reside in? What’s the evolution of the spaces that we talk to people in remotely?
- AV Network – InfoComm updates COVID health guidelines
- My Tech Decisions – Infrastructure bill allocates $1.9 billion for cybersecurity
- AV Magazine – Video conferencing reaches 21 times usage compared to 2019