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AVWeek 529: AV Conspiracy

Old Man Yells At Cloud

Get off your FaceSpaces or MyPlaces, they’re probably down anyways. Instead look to us for your weekly roundup of news pertaining to the commercial side of the AV industry. Joining us to do just that is Kairos Solution Architect for Panasonic Frank Padikkala, AV & Collaboration Manager for Henderson Engineers Erica Williams, Business Development Manager for Barco Carmen Dominguez and Product Management Leader for QSC Mike Brandes.

If you weren’t aware, last week there was a major outage for Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp for several hours on Monday. It was later determined that the cause was a “faulty configuration change” and they insist no data was compromised. It’s sometimes hard to imagine in the age of instant access that things will go down, whether they are on site or on the cloud. But since our job is in AV we’re here to either mitigate that damage or have proactive responses to curb such things. What happens when the cloud goes down? How can we make a comfortable migration to the cloud?

LG has launched a curved LED display screen in Times Square showcasing 3D illusions through forced perspective. In the past decade, digital signage has grown exponentially and has permeated throughout all kinds of verticals and businesses. Where do we see signage going? Will it be more “3D” installations like this to Tim’s chagrin? Looking at the future of digital signage for the AV industry.

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About Author

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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